Deteriorates Into Gibberish

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Stewie: Yeah, it seemed like they were all set without you, she's done a fine job creating a child-friendly environmen-ta-re-mi-ooh, buh de buh boo, buh buh buh THPTHPTHPTHPT...
Brian slaps Stewie.

Do We Have This One??

This is for a piece of dialogue that starts out seeming fairly coherent, but over time gradually deteriorates into gibberish.

When anger is the specific reason for this, it would be Angrish.


  • The above from Family Guy, of course.
  • In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, Marshall describes how Lily became more and more neurotic in the weeks leading up to their wedding. Cue a series of flashbacks of Lily charging into the room with increasingly irrational complaints, with the last one being a tearful "Iggy Wiggy Wiggy!"
    Marshall: After a while, it was just... noise.
  • HP Lovecraft does this "seriously" in several stories, including Rats in the Walls.
  • Vintage comedian and magician Tommy Cooper would do this as part of his act. He'd mumble an explanation of what trick, or sketch he was performing, and over the course of it it would degenerate into incomprehensible gibberish. It was rather funny
  • In Blackadder III, the Prince Regent does this: 'Well, that is a stroke of luck. Luck, luck, lucky laaarck lukluklukluk laaarrk, laaaaarrk!'
  • A borderline meme example: Rita Mordio during Overlimit. "I'm SO gonna make you blah, blah, blah, TIDAL WAVE! Blah, blah, blah, TIDAL WAVE! Blah, blah, blah..."
  • Happens a lot in Dildobitch's infamous Amnesia: The Dark Descent video.
  • In the Criminal Minds episode Amplification, one of the last stages of the poisoning causes the victims to babble absolute nonsense. The first time it appears it's almost comical, but because this sets the audience up for this actually being dramatic, the remaining times it's shown it's Played for Drama. In Reid's case, the babbling starts mid-sentence.
  • This news reporter
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