->''"Everything talks. I don't just mean the animals, I mean'' everything. ''The sun, the moon, the clock--even the water! The water fucking talks! It's like [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-Wee's]]... EARTH."''
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on ''Film/{{The Wind in the Willows|1996}}''

On TV anything can be made to seem to talk. This is especially common in commercials, where everything from products, to signs, food, body parts, clothes and beyond has something to say. They all want you to buy something too, even your ratty old sneakers have sold out and are working for the man.

One might think that consumers would want their foodstuffs and household products ''not'' to be possessed by demons (in fact, a Sprite commercial features a family running in terror from the smiling anthropomorphic sun that bursts forth from a bottle of a Sunny Delight counterpart), but apparently advertisers don't see it that way. At its worst, it can [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope become]] [[NightmareFuel quite disturbing.]] Often combined with AnimateInanimateObject.

Some specific subtypes of this are:
* AnimateBodyParts
* GhostInTheMachine
* LetsMeetTheMeat


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Ads for the dish detergent add in [=JetDry=] feature a talking [=JetDry=]/Detergent dispenser as part of a dishwasher.
* Long used in commercials for Parkay spread, where a tub of the margarine would contradict a housewife and insist that it was butter until she would taste and say "butter!", at which point the tub would smugly announce, "Parkaaaaaay!".
* Mothers Against Drunk Driving ads targeted at drug-impaired driving involved stoned and confused characters being lectured by otherwise inanimate objects (such as a t-shirt) regarding their condition.
* A set of commercials for orange juice had a talking sandwich advise people opening the fridge to drink orange juice instead of going for their intended snack. The usual response of viewers was "If your leftovers are talking to you, [[ItCameFromTheFridge your fridge is ]]''[[ItCameFromTheFridge long]]'' [[ItCameFromTheFridge overdue for cleaning..."]]
* It appears that recent Dr Pepper ads use talking soda cans. The mouth is the hole where the soda would come out in real life.
** They're singing, actually. In the voice of [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]].
* Tide ran ads, and possibly a contest, called "The Talking Stain."
* A Gillette commercial features a razor blade talking to a guy and telling him that he should replace the blade when the indicator strip changes colour.
* A recent Quizno's commercial features a seductive, deep-voiced oven convincing an employee to advertise a new sandwich in unmistakably come-hither fashion.
-->'''Oven:''' Scott, I want you to do something . . .\\
'''Scott:''' [[NoodleIncident Not doing that again.]] I burn.\\
'''Oven:''' We ''both'' enjoyed that.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bJOIqVAD-s ''Give me back that filet-o-fish! Give me that fish!'']]
* In some car insurance commercials, things which cause damage, like a pipe which broke a tail light, a branch which broke a windshield, and a pot hole causing a flat tire, the things doing damage to talk with cliché accents. The pipe had a "Russian woman" accent, the branch had a "Brooklyn man " accent, and the pothole had a "redneck girl" accent.
* Parodied in a commercial ([[DistractedByTheShiny forget which product]]) which starts out as a standard breakfast food commercial until the happy orange juice container chirps up, at which point the family screams in terror and runs away.
** Are you talking about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fA8ad71n94 this Sprite commercial]]?
* Sometimes Chevron airs commercials with claymation cars that talk to each other.
* And old ad for ''Alka-Seltzer'' had a man and his stomach being interviewed about heartburn. At one point, the man says he likes pepperoni pizza, at which the stomach replies, "Do you like heartburn? Well, you're going to get heartburn whenever you eat pepperoni pizza." The moderator informs both about Alka-Seltzer and all is well again.
* A Polish ad for the "Delma" margarine {{lampshaded}} this by having some children chide their mother for "talking to Delma again".


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, which has a talking torpedo, a talking piece of jelly, a talking orange rock thing, and a guy with ice cream with his head who talks.
* The NAPA auto parts store has a series of commercials where a metal can of "NAPA Know-How" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr9Qw3vm6ZU has a conversation with the customer and sales clerk]].
* Apparently [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSC9911lJ7g the nutritional supplement Ensure]] has the personality of DrillSergeantNasty.


[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* Since fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' "ponify" ''everything'', it was inevitable that this would spread to [[https://derpiboo.ru/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sbq=%28object+pony+OR+food+pony%29 food and inanimate objects]] as well. [[https://derpiboo.ru/887042 Alarm clocks]], [[https://derpiboo.ru/974128 breakfast]], [[https://derpiboo.ru/414094 soap]], ''[[https://derpiboo.ru/971155 toilets]]'', it seems nothing has been spared.


[[folder: Films - Animated ]]

* Disney's ''[[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beauty And The Beast]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' is set in a world where every mechanical or electrical appliance is secretly sapient and capable of talking (at least to each other). The fact that humans regularly discard such things is played up for a lot of drama.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* OlderThanFeudalism: "The Two Pots" in Literature/AesopsFables.
* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series of books, Magician Dor's talent makes this possible.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Just don't trust anything if you can't see where it keeps its brain!


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In an episode of Charlie Brooker's ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'', he comments on an ad with a talking toilet, wondering why it wants its owner to shit in its mouth.
* ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse'', in which pretty much every single object in the house could talk, including a chair, a window, a globe, a clock, a kite, food, flowers, all animals, and even the floor. His name was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Floory]].


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Jon said it would nice if everything could talk, and the toaster would say "Good morning!". Garfield thought that every time a light bulb blew, it would be like a death in the family.


[[folder: Puppet Shows ]]

* Most of Franchise/TheMuppets are animals or vaguely-human, but as well as the Singing Food, there are the Talking Houses from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', the various objects from the "Here is Your Life" skits on ''Series/SesameStreet'', just about everything in Elmo's World, and so on. In the Peter Ustinov episode of ''The Muppet Show'', Ustinov tells Kermit he was very surprised to have a conversation with the hatrack in his dressing room. Kermit replies that the hatrack is one of the writers.


* Most mythologies have an animistic view of things, with everything from the wind and sun to specific mountains having a god or spirit.

[[folder: Theme Parks ]]

* ''[[Disney/TheAdventuresofIchabodandMrToad Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]''.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Video game example: In the ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series, NPC characters are usually a sentient version of an inanimate object, with googly eyes. This includes (but is by no means limited to) musical notes, honeycombs, hives, oranges, jigsaw pieces, Leaky the Bucket, Cheato the Cheatbook, Loggo the Toilet (!) and even the ''Banjo-Kazooie'' cartridge.
** ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', which is essentially a RatedMForMoney version of ''Banjo-Kazooie'' from the same company, continues using this trope, frequently to darkly hilarious effect.
** Really, anything and everything can be a living, breathing character in a Rare game.
* Following fairytale conventions, the UnreliableNarrator puts words in the mouths of trashcans, scissors, buckets, etc. in ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose''.
* ''VideoGame/PajamaSam''. Especially in ''Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening''. The characters are inanimate objects, and even the things that are treated as objects also display sentience, including trash cans and stone paper weights.
* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': Polythreme deconstructs this one. Sure, everything is alive and talks, but it doesn't take much pondering to realize why that isn't necessarily a good thing for the things in question, or for ''you''. And if you'd rather have witnesses, the locals, the [[{{Golem}} Clay Men]], can tell you plenty about it:


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* In the beginning of Robert Winchester's "[[WebAnimation/{{Siblings}} Half-Beard]]" flash cartoon, Rob has a conversation with his beard when he faces the necessity of shaving again. When he tells it to stop screaming in pain, it obliges.
* ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' has spoken to pretty much anything that could conceivably be found in a kitchen, and then some.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* WebVideo/AMVHell: The "Because I Got High" clip
* Taken to its logical, ''terrifying'' conclusion with [[http://www.cracked.com/video_17551_stuff-talks-most-terrifying-comedy-premise-ever.html this vid]]. "Stuff Talks When You're Not There 2: This Time, Everything Talks". Rated G.
* ''WebVideo/KOnTheAbridgedSeries'': "Okay, now the gloves are talking? [[ICallItVera Does everything Yui names]] talk?"
* ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' draws heavily on mythology and fairy-tale elements. So far animals, a comb, and houses are confirmed to speak.
* The third episode of WebAnimation/RanmaAbridged featured a talking bucket of water. Well, it was the narrator speaking through the bucket of water, but he cried out "my spine!" as Ranma jumped on the bucket anyways.
* ''WebAnimation/HanazukiFullOfTreasures'' features several structures and landscape objects all over Hanazuki's moon that have faces and a capacity for speech. The Treasure Trees grown by Hanazuki also have faces, but are TheUnintelligible. It takes a dark turn when the moon is slowly engulfed by an [[EldritchAbomination eldritch cloud of inky blackness]], which is bad enough on its own, except we also get to see a pair of adorable talking mountains ''wheezing and on the verge of death as they beg for help''.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' was set in a world where pretty much ''every single inanimate object'' was sentient, capable of speech and could spawn eyes, a nose and a mouth whenever necessary.
* WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol. Like ''The Twisted Tales Of Felix The Cat'', but in a galaxy (or more) instead. [[FurryConfusion But their homeworld cannot.]]
* Parodied in a Rosanne Bar cartoon special where she went to a land of cartoons where everything talked. She got off on eating food that screamed while she ate it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' almost ''everything'' in that show is alive (but Chowder still freaks out when he finds a talking toilet).
* ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' with the talking tools.
* WordOfGod is that ''literally everything'' in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is fully able to talk and think. This doesn't come up every episode, but periodically some random object will still start talking, which has included seemingly non-sentient animals and food, microbes, appliances, walls, [[OrganAutonomy body parts]], the internet, and ''[[GeniusLoci celestial bodies]]'' (including the Earth, moon, and sun). And this is entirely separate from the rest of the cast, who all [[UpliftedAnimal started]] [[FunnyAnimal acting like humans.]]
** An example:
--->'''Jamie''': Hey, everybody! I'm gonna throw the TV out the window!\\
'''TV''': (''grows face and limbs'') Please, allow me! (''jumps out the window'')
** The entirety of the episode "The World" is a salute to the trope, since the focus is on several inanimate objects in Elmore. It even takes the trope into mild BodyHorror when Gumball's ''[[OrganAutonomy eyes]]'' turn into mouths, [[ComicBook/TheSandman Corinthian]]-style, and briefly sing in the ending jingle.
* Creator/CartoonNetwork is actually very fond of this in general. ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has a talking bluejay, raccoon, Sasquatch, Benson, a talking ''gumball machine'', and episodes with things like a talking computer. ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime!'' has things like the Candy Kingdom, where everyone is a talking piece of candy or some other sugary treat and the other kingdoms where everyone is a talking hot dog, breakfast food, space cloud, etc. UncleGrandpa is yet another example, with a giant talking reptile, a talking fannypack (or Belly Bag) and a talking slice of pizza.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' had a talking sunflower, soldiers that resemble army toys, and Chairface, a guy whose head is a chair.
* A magazine article on WesternAnimation/DCNation's animated ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemWorld'' shorts describes one of the obstacles Amethyst must overcome as "a forest of super-saccharine, talking everything". The short look in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S260DPYniAs "Level 4: Random Encounter"]] attests that this is pretty much accurate.
* During the golden years of WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's cartoons, everything in the world would come to life at some point and would usually do everything possible to aid [[FriendToAllLivingThings Betty.]]