Do We Have This, Seen It a Million Times, Needs a Better Description, Needs More Examples,
and Rolling Updates.
Exactly What It Says on the Tin
: this trope is a Reaction Shot
, where a character emits a clearly audible *Gulp!*
Sometimes accompanied by a visibly-bobbing Adam's apple.
Usually happens in an Oh Crap
situation. Very popular in animated works
and Comic Books
Also see Spit Take
and Saying Sound Effects Out Loud
. Not to be confused with Gigantic Gulp
- Woody gulps loudly when he sees Buzz Lightyear for the first time.
- Happens very frequently in Tom and Jerry cartoons, with either Tom or Jerry in an Oh Crap situation.
- Vince Mc Mahon, WWE owner, has turned this into an art.
- Happens every episode of Moral Orel, just before Orel's father beats him as punishment for whatever he did wrong that day.
- In Chicken Run, all the chickens gulp in unison after Ginger tells them that the food they've been eating was to fatten them up for slaughter.
- The Cheat Commandos Gunhaver, Silent Rip, and Crackotage say it out loud.