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->''"I've got just the thing! Now, huddle up boys, and make that old whispering sound!"''
-->-- '''Marshie''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/puppetmation.html "The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar"]]

WE NEED A DESCRIPTION! TROPER HUDDLE!

[=*=]huddle*

Planning a ZanyScheme? Huddle! Organizing an [[TheInfiltration infiltration]]? Huddle! Have to get your team [[RousingSpeech fired up]] for the game-winning Hail Mary toss? Huddle! Want to discuss whether or not you should let TheMole [[WelcomeBackTraitor back on the team]]? Huddle! Huddles solve everything!

The huddle comes in two variations, where either the audience is part of it, or the audience isn't.

If the audience is a part of it, there will be a HuddleShot. We will hear everyone's concerns as they whisper back and forth.

If the audience is ''not'' privy to the huddle, we will instead see a far shot of everyone squished together. There will be [[AudienceMurmurs indecipherable whispering]]. Occasionally, especially in cartoons, one person will look up at whoever/whatever it is they're all talking about, before being dragged down by a fellow huddler. This version of the huddle follows the UnspokenPlanGuarantee-- that is, because the audience doesn't know what's about to happen, the plans will go smoothly.

May be accompanied by a TeamHandStack.

Got that? BREAK!

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!!Examples:
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[[folder: General ]]

* Every football movie ever. Actually, every sports movie ever. Actually, just every sport. Actually, you know what? This happens all the time in RealLife.
** Fun fact: the huddle was [[TropeMaker invented]] by a football team from Gallaudet University, a college for deaf students, allowing the players to plan the next play without telegraphing it to the other team via hand signals.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime episode 146. When Nel and her friends think that Ichigo and the others are bad guys, they go into a huddle to decide what to do.
* For a manga about football, this is actually inverted in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''; in order to win the Christmas Bowl, the Deimon Devil Bats decide that they need to go the entire second half without a huddle so their opponents, the undefeated Teikoku Alexanders, won't have time to think.
** Played with against their last fight against the White Knights. With only less than a second on the clock, the Devil Bats are on the receiving end of a kick. In order to make one last touchdown, [[spoiler: Hiruma yells for a huddle during the middle of a play for Taki, Monta, and Sena. There, he passes the ball to one of them, leaving the White Knights too confused. The enemy quarterback realizes who has the ball, but a moment too late - Sena scores the winning touchdown.]]

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[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Moe]] and his GangOfBullies do this in the rewritten version of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie''.
** The protagonists do this in the ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' episode "Lightning Man" when considering the titular antagonist's final plot.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': When the Dwarfs manhandle Grumpy into washing his hands.
* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). When Flash is beating Ming's warriors at "football", Klytus calls them together into a huddle and instructs them on how to beat him. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNUcpXKiNZo here, starting at 1:30]].
* ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' used this.
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' featured a "Royal Huddle" between Atta and her court, in the middle of a trial that she's judging.
* Used in ''RedTails'', in which dozens of pilots form a massive huddle to pray and CrowdChant, psyching themselves up for a crucial mission.

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* The heroes in the ''{{MST3K}}''-featured ''Time of the Apes'' do this at one point, prompting Crow to state their plan as "We'll bang our heads together and walk around in a daze!"
* Families conferring for an answer to steal on ''Family Feud''.
* In the classic ''MorkAndMindy'' episode, "Mork's Mixed Emotions," as a inversion of it. Mork, whose emotions are each presenting themselves as separate personalities, leans down as to confer with them in a ''one person'' huddle.
* The New Directions on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' do this before a competition.

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[[folder: Music ]]


* Music/{{Nightwish}} does one of these with their band members before every concert. It took on a much darker turn when they did one after a concert instead, and fired lead singer Tarja Turunen while in it.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* The Supreme Court goes into a football-style huddle in ''Theatre/OfTheeISing'' when asked to decide between corn muffins and justice.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Rinoa and the Forest Owls have a variation where they squat down on the floor while constructing plans. Lampshaded by [[DeadpanSnarker Squall]].
--> '''Squall:''' How serious are you...? Really...? The three of you plop down on the floor to discuss strategy? On top of that, you can't make a decision without our input, right? How do you think we feel, working for such an organisation?

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls do this on occasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' subverted this in the episode where Plankton plans to take over Bikini Bottom... err, Gulch. First it looks like the citizens huddling together, only to reveal that [[spoiler: it was just Spongebob making whispering sounds because he didn't really have a plan.]]
* Also spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when the family huddles to think of a plan to get their counselor out of a tree. (Long story.) Homer begins whispering, while Lisa talks in her normal voice...
-->'''Homer:''' ''It's a huddle. You have to talk like this.''
-->'''Lisa:''' ''Fine, I'll talk like this.'''
-->'''Homer:''' WHAAAT?!
** And then it turns out the wolves and cougars at the bottom of the tree the counselor is in are ''also'' huddling and whispering.
* The audience-participation version appears in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]", when the Apple family gets into a huddle to discuss whether or not to accept the Flim/Flam brothers' partnership deal. The camera whips around to each member in turn, and ends to reveal that Flim and Flam have ''also'' joined in their huddle.
** Also occurs in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]]", when motivation trainer Iron Will and his entourage consider whether they should fight Fluttershy's refusal to pay for his seminar (because she was not "completely satisfied" as he had guaranteed).
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