Extremely Awkward Monologue
When a character doesn't have any idea what to say, but for some reason, they keep saying stuff.
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"Hello, Zuko here. But I guess you probably already know me, sort of... Uh, so, the thing is, I have a lot of firebending experience and I'm considered to be pretty good at it. Well, you've seen me... you know, when I was attacking you?... Uh, yeah, I guess I should apologize for that. B-but anyway... I'm good now. I mean I thought I was good before but now I realize I was bad... B-but anyway... I think it's time I joined your group and taught the Avatar firebending...Well?! What's your answer?!"

So, um, well...sometimes it's - I mean, like, one of these, that is - caused by an awkward silence...or, uh, not knowing what to say on a particular subject. And also, you know, like, when they're talking in front of people? Like I am now? What's the word? You know? Like, the opposite of private? Oh! Oh, oh! I think it's public speaking. Yeah. That.

...Oh, yeah! Or a pair of rivals or opponents being forced to speak. Yeah, I forgot. If one of those happens, one of these will commence. I think. Is that what commence means? Yeah.

This also happens when, you know, someone's lying. Not that I would ever lie to you! But, I mean, sometimes when someone's lying, things get...awkward. And when you kind of epically fail at a speech. Like, yeah.

But, finally, er, when someone's, you know, asking someone else on a date? Yeah. Awkwardness. It ensues...

One of these can be characterized by it not making any sense. That's it, right? Wait, no, it can also be totally off topic, or having a lot of stuttering and... [[Beat pausing a ton.]] And they keep talking for, like...ever...

This may be suffered by a very confident character to show that he is, in fact, human, and can get nervous.

May overlap with That Came Out Wrong and other types of monologues, like Inner Monologues and Audience Monologue.

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Western Animation
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Zuko has one of these when tries to convince the Gaang to let him be Aang's firebending teacher.
    "Hello, Zuko here. But I guess you probably already know me, sort of... Uh, so, the thing is, I have a lot of firebending experience and I'm considered to be pretty good at it. Well, you've seen me... you know, when I was attacking you?... Uh, yeah, I guess I should apologize for that. B-but anyway... I'm good now. I mean I thought I was good before but now I realize I was bad... B-but anyway... I think it's time I joined your group and taught the Avatar firebending...Well?! What's your answer?!"
    • Sokka also suffers one of these when trying to present the invasion plan.
    Sokka: Uhm… So, as you know today we’re invading the Fire Nation. I mean I know you know that. Because otherwise why else would you be here‌ Anyway… The Fire Lord’s palace is here. Uh no, uh wait, uh wait, uh wait and uh there’s an eclipse today and Aang’s going to fight the Fire Lord and the firebenders won’t have any fire to use so that’s good for us and uhm… I’m sorry, let me start at the beginning. Katara and I discovered Aang frozen in an iceberg.

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