Created By: CockroachED on June 10, 2012 Last Edited By: KingZeal on July 4, 2013
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Mic Drop

Added emphasis to a speech by dropping a microphone

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"All she needs is a mic drop. I swear, that's the only thing that's only thing missing. She fucking owns everything that ever existed. She just needs a mic drop."
--The Nostalgia Critic, on the T-Rex from Jurassic Park.

A character having just delivered an awesome speech or performance will emphasize just how awesome it was by purposefully toppling a microphone stand or dropping the microphone from shoulder level height just before leaving the stage. Expect a wide range of audience reaction, from Show Stopper rapturous applause to Chirping Crickets silence. This action is often, but not always accompanied, by using the stock phrase, "<Name> out."

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  • In his review of Jurassic Park, The Nostalgia Critic, while gushing over the T-Rex's awesomeness, says it should have done a mic drop at the end. He does one at the end of the review for the hell of it.
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  • King of the Hill: In the episode "Manger Baby Einstein" Luann grabs the microphone at the local kid's pizza joint and scolds her former puppet show fans. She ends her rant by dropping the mic.
  • Done twice in Archer in the episode "The Wind Cries Mary". First when Archer is boasting about Lucas Troy and drops the control room mic, and again by Pam when she finds out no one (except Cyril) has filled out the Peer Review forms, despite the low employee numbers (even though there were 50 agents and a full office plus a receptionist in the pilot).
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Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • June 11, 2012
    Arivne
    The phrase "<name> out" was inspired by Ryan Seacrest's trademark Catch Phrase "Seacrest Out" that he uses when ending a performance.
  • June 11, 2012
    CosmicRock
    - King of the Hill season 13 episode 17 "Manger Baby Einstein" - Luann grabs the microphone at the local kid's pizza joint (an ersatz Chuck 'e Cheese) and scolds her former puppet show fans, she ends her rant by dropping the mic.
  • June 12, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny JB knocks the mic stand over after the D's first "concert" (a one-song amatuer/open mic night). The audience is not impressed.
  • June 15, 2012
    CockroachED
    Okay I need some feed back here. What is holding this back?
  • June 16, 2012
    chunkay
    Could this be expanded to include throwing the microphone at someone for similar reasons (I'm thinking 8 Mile, Scary Movie 3 -style.)
  • June 17, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^Roger Daltry has an amusing anecdote of how he started swinging the mic around during Who concerts. At first it was just something to do while he was standing there; then during a Chuck Berry concert where the Who were the opening act, someone in the front row beaned him with a penny. Daltry wondered if he could hit the guy with a swinging mic. Yep.
  • January 5, 2013
    frisco
  • January 5, 2013
    TrustBen
    A Saturday Night Live sketch from the 2012 campaign has Barack Obama (Jay Pharoah) do this at the end of a debate with Mitt Romney (Jason Sudeikis).
  • May 29, 2013
    Rethkir
    • In his review of Jurassic Park, The Nostalgia Critic, while gushing over the T-Rex's awesomeness, says it should have done a mic drop at the end. He does one at the end of the review for the hell of it.
  • May 29, 2013
    KingZeal
    Real Life

    Possible page quote:
    "All she needs is a mic drop. I swear, that's the only thing that's only thing missing. She fucking owns everything that ever existed. She just needs a mic drop."
    --The Nostalgia Critic, on the T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
  • July 3, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    I think enough time has gone by for this to be Up For Grabs.

    It has enough hats for launch, so Just Launch It Already.
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