Created By: HiddenFacedMatt on October 4, 2011 Last Edited By: HiddenFacedMatt on May 4, 2013
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Drawn-Out Word

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This is for when a word is spoken or sung in a way that makes it sound more drawn-out.

Compare/Contrast Big Word Shout, with which this often overlaps, except that this is more about duration than about volume.

EDITED IN: Bumping after a few months to see how this fares now...

Examples:

  • Fluttershy does this "I Love Everything," with both her use of the word "everything" and her second use of the word "honey."
  • íThree Amigos!!. At the end of the song "The Ballad of the Three Amigos":
    We are the three Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamigos,
    And Amigos forever we'll be.
  • Frank Nelson on The Jack Benny Program had a very iconic "Yyyyyyees?" frequently imitated, and reprised on The Great Gildersleeve, and later parodied on The Simpsons.
  • Vince McMahon: "Yyyyyour Fiiiirrrrrreeeddd!"
  • In the course of the Opera Within The Opera featured in the Broadway version of Phantom of the Opera (not sure if it's in the movie(s) or not), one of the male leads holds out a note of a word for at least around ten seconds.
  • From a playing of "Greatest Hits" on Whose Line Is It, Anyway? comes this example which was then referenced heavily over the course of the rest of the episode:
    Colin: Tapioooooooooca!
  • From Office Space:
    "Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummmmmmmmmm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmmmmmmk... oh oh! and I almost forgot ahhhhhhh, I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahhhhhh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up."
  • Dr Cox in Scrubs, who likes stretching words out in funny ways to suit his rants. He even Lampshades it himself in the page quote from the episode "My Life In Four Cameras" [[hottip:*:or so it seems at least, the entire episode is just a single extra-long fantasy of JD]]:
  • Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call", as featured in the film Mars Attacks!.
When I'm calling Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...
Agent 1: When I'm calling you.
Agent 2: Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.
  • In TRON: Legacy, Jarvis' speech to the arena is filled to the brim with this.
    Jarvis: CLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
  • Another Whose Line example, again from Colin:
    Colin: Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice pants!
  • The stereotypical Central American soccer commentator, when announcing a goal.
  • Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call", as featured in the film Mars Attacks!.
When I'm calling Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...
  • The Josie and the Pussycats theme song ended with "Josie and the Pussycaaaaaaaaats".
  • From The Professional:
    Stansfield: Bring me everyone.
    Benny: What do you mean, everyone?
    Stansfield: EEEEEEEEVVVVEEERRRRYYYYOOOONNNNEEEEE!
  • Toy Story: "We toys can see eeeeveryyyyythiiing!"
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • October 4, 2011
    CrypticMirror

    Dr Cox in Scrubs, who likes stretching words out in funny ways to suit his rants. He even Lampshades it himself in the episode "My Life In Four Cameras" [[hottip:*:or so it seems at least, the entire episode is just a single extra-long fantasy of JD]]:
    "Unless all of you want to see me turn a two syllable word into a six syllable word I re-he-he-he-heally think that we should keep looking."
  • October 4, 2011
    Fanra
    "Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummmmmmmmmm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmmmmmmk... oh oh! and I almost forgot ahhhhhhh, I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahhhhhh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up."
  • October 4, 2011
    IuraCivium
    • In the course of the Opera Within The Opera featured in the Broadway version of Phantom Of The Opera (not sure if it's in the movie(s) or not), one of the male leads holds out a note of a word for at least around ten seconds.
    • From a playing of "Greatest Hits" on Whose Line Is It, Anyway? comes this example which was then referenced heavily over the course of the rest of the episode:
      Colin: Tapioooooooooca!
  • October 4, 2011
    randomsurfer
  • October 4, 2011
    IuraCivium
    ^ Wasn't a drawn-out "Jetson! You're fired!" also George Jetson's boss' Catch Phrase?
  • October 5, 2011
    Arivne
    Film
    • Three Amigos!. At the end of the song "The Ballad of the Three Amigos":
    We are the three Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamigos,
    And Amigos forever we'll be.
  • October 8, 2011
    IuraCivium
    • In TRON: Legacy, Jarvis' speech to the arena is filled to the brim with this.
      Jarvis: CLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
    • Another Whose Line example, again from Colin:
      Colin: Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice pants!
    • The stereotypical Central American soccer commentator, when announcing a goal.
  • October 9, 2011
    Arivne
    Music
    • Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call", as featured in the film Mars Attacks.
    When I'm calling Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...
  • October 9, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^That was also used as a Secret Password on Get Smart:
    Agent 1: When I'm calling you.
    Agent 2: Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo.
  • November 5, 2011
    Arivne
    Western Animation
  • February 26, 2012
    KTera
    • From The Professional:
      Stansfield: Bring me everyone.
      Benny: What do you mean, everyone?
      Stansfield: EEEEEEEEVVVVEEERRRRYYYYOOOONNNNEEEEE!
  • February 26, 2012
    TonyG
    Toy Story: "We toys can see eeeeveryyyyythiiing!"
  • May 4, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    Wrestling ring announcer Michael Buffer:
    Let's get ready to rrruuuummmbbbllle!
  • May 4, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    Radio commentator Paul Harvey:
    And now, for the rrressst of the story....

    [Actually it's not that drawn out, probably not a good example.]
  • May 4, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    The Big No is often drawn out like this.
  • May 4, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    In Blue Oyster Cult's song "Teen Archer", singer Buck Dharma draws out a word for close to half a minute near the end of the song:
    She will smile, she will smile
    She will laugh, she will die
    She don't caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare
  • May 4, 2013
    randomsurfer
    In the English-speaking portion of the US a stereotype for Spanish-language soccer announcers is to shout "GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL" whenever a goal is made, but it's really just one guy who does that.
  • May 4, 2013
    MetaFour
    Melismatic Vocals already covers this trope in singing.
  • May 4, 2013
    DunDun
    Is this a quote page or a trope? A rhetorical question, but significant still. You can say "Happens in Alice And Bob Show throughout Season 2 Episode 5," or "In Alice And Bob Show, Bob's mother always uses this when calling for him." The quotes are useful... how?
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=7yxtmdr6eaq7k085vfljvlih