To be basic, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin when something happens that leaves a character babbling like an idiot]]. This can be the result of something shocking being said, which would lead to having so many emotions and thoughts at once that it becomes hard to form a complete sentence, to times when something afflicting a person leaves them unable to communicate with others. This can be especially frequent for an embarrassed {{Tsundere}}, which can be a form of [[{{Fetish}} fan service]].

For some odd reason, when something like this happens, people don't always know why. This can be especially strange if their [[GibberishOfLove babbling]] is [[CannotSpitItOut caused]] by [[ObliviousToLove embarrassment about a crush on someone]].

* {{Angrish}}
* CurseOfBabel
* CutenessOverload
* EmotionallyTongueTied
** GibberishOfLove
** IUhYouToo
* ForeignLanguageTirade
* GaggingOnYourWords
* INeedToGoIronMyDog

See also BuffySpeak, CannotSpitItOut.

'''Only place examples here that do not belong on a more specific subtrope.'''


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': During the third arc, after Keiichi gets sick, Mion makes him a lunch. Rena then lets it slip that Mion was really worried about him at this time. Cue Mion shouting in utter gibberish.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', Ainsley Hayes has a tendency to babble on whenever she's in a situation that makes her nervous. For example, when she's first invited to the White House to meet Leo [=McGarry=] and she thinks she's there for a dressing-down (she's actually there for a job interview):
-->'''Leo:''' (''making polite small-talk'') I have to tell you, I've never seen Sam Seaborn get beat the way you beat him on Monday.\\
'''Ainsley:''' Yes, well, Mr. [=McGarry=]--\\
'''Leo:''' [[FirstNameBasis Leo.]]\\
'''Ainsley:''' [[MotorMouth Yes, sir, I've been thinking about that ever since your office called me on Tuesday and I have something to say on my own behalf if you'll permit me a moment to say it and I understand if you won't but I really would appreciate it if you did.]]\\
'''Leo:''' I... didn't really follow that, but whatever.
* As part of her overall {{Adorkable}} personality, Detective Amy Santiago in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' falls into this trope quite frequently.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]'': The main character Fayt, to avoid a pushy admirer, claims that [[BoyfriendBluff his friend Sophia is his girlfriend]]. Immediately, she proceeds to attempt putting together complete sentences before Fayt pleads with her to play along.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'':
** When [[spoiler:the Centurion reveals himself to be Dorn]], the Emperor is reduced to long "Aaaaaaaaaa?".
** And on a similar reveal, when [[spoiler:Corvus Corax comes out of the Engine of Woes]], both Magnus and Kitten start a round of [[FunWithSubtitles [panicked babbling] ]] that the subtitles don't even bother covering. In an audio version of a FunnyBackgroundEvent, this includes screams of "[[Film/{{Alien}} GAME OVER, MAN!]]" and pieces of the ''Videogame/DawnOfWar'' tutorial.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': Subverted in one episode when Sissi faints and, immediately upon waking up, begins speaking to Jeremy in words that SOUND like utter gibberish. This is, as you later learn, simply [[spoiler:[[DisappearedDad Franz Hopper]] attempting to speak with him]], with all the words coming out backwards.
* Bubi Bear of ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' uses this simply as his verbal tic.
-->'''Botch:''' I didn't understand a word he said!
* Tom of the ''Harry [=McCool=] and the Komedy Kops'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/CoolMcCool'' also has this as a verbal tic. Harry usually translates it.