Drawn-Out Word YKTTW Discussion

Drawn-Out Word
(permanent link) added: 2011-10-04 13:10:38 sponsor: HiddenFacedMatt (last reply: 2013-05-04 14:15:32)

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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...


  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Toy Story: "We toys can see eeeeveryyyyythiiing!"
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