Created By: KZN02February 11, 2011 Last Edited By: KZN02February 17, 2011
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A Stock Phrase used after a tree, or a tall object, is felled. Common in cartoons where the tree falls on a character or causes considerable damage to something, or both.

Another gag is to have characters wonder who this Tim(othy) Ber person is, and why everybody's calling for him.

Examples:

Comic Books
  • Happens in a Teen Titans comic where Mammoth is knocked out. For a few moments, he just stands there looking dazed but then he starts to fall (landing on Gizmo). Changeling calls out "Timber!" as he falls.
  • Often used in a Canada Eh setting, as in Daltons in the Blizzard: the Daltons are wandering through the forest, when suddenly they hear "Timber!" and huddle around trying to understand what it means. One gets as far as "I think it's something lumberjacks yell whenever they're cutting down a-" before being interrupted by the tree nearly falling on them.

Film

Music
  • Timber by FaLnX:
    ...Get out of my waaaaay! Timbeeeeer!

Western Animation
  • Chuck Jones produced an internet cartoon series about a timberwolf who had a tree fall on him everytime he said "Timber".
  • A typical Tex Avery gag: a character chops down a tree, usually so that it falls on another character. He runs out of the way and starts shouting "Tim..." when the tree falls on him. "..ber."

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Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • February 11, 2011
    TonyG
    • Chuck Jones produced an internet cartoon series about a timberwolf who had a tree fall on him everytime he said "Timber".
    • Breakfast At Tiffanys: Holly shouts it as a woman in a party passes out.
    • A typical Tex Avery gag: a character chops down a tree, usually so that it falls on another character. He runs out of the way and starts shouting "Tim..." when the tree falls on him. "..ber."
  • February 12, 2011
    foxley
    Happens in a Teen Titans comic where Mammoth is knocked out. For a few moments, he just stands there looking dazed but then he starts to fall (landing on Gizmo). Changeling calls out "Timber!" as he falls.
  • February 12, 2011
    PaleHorse87
  • February 12, 2011
    Chabal2
    Often used in a Canada Eh setting, as in Daltons in the Blizzard: the Daltons are wandering through the forest, when suddenly they hear "Timber!" and huddle around trying to understand what it means. One gets as far as "I think it's something lumberjacks yell whenever they're cutting down a-" before being interrupted by the tree nearly falling on them.

    Another gag is to have characters wonder who this Tim(othy) Ber person is, and why everybody's calling for him.
  • February 14, 2011
    Scooter007
    Don't forget the golf variation. "Four! Or is that Fore?"
  • February 14, 2011
    ThePope
    Call it "Timber!" because this is referring to the exclamation, not the material.
  • February 14, 2011
    KZN02
    The golf variation seems like a different trope.
  • February 14, 2011
    Speedball
    Yeah, Do We Need This One? I'm not sure it's even enough of a stock phrase that applies otherwise. It's People Sit On Chairs.
  • February 14, 2011
    KZN02
    Hmm, not as a Stock Phrase but as a phenomenon, could that work?
  • February 15, 2011
    TBeholder
    • Timber by FaLnX:
      ...Get out of my waaaaay! Timbeeeeer!
  • February 15, 2011
    Grain
  • February 16, 2011
    KZN02
    Ready to launch?
  • February 17, 2011
    Chabal2
    Put the Daltons back in the examples first.
  • February 17, 2011
    pikafan
    "Timber I'm Falling In Love" hahaha

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