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->''"SUPEEEEEER SMAAAAAAAAAASH BROTHEEEEEERS!"''\\
--'''The TitleScream for the original [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros]]'''

Looks like your audience needs some convincing that things are awesome, and that's where the announcers come in. Adding a classic sports play-by-play or color-commentary announcer, or a movie trailer-type announcer is an easy way to make anything more dramatic, more exciting, more thrilling. LargeHam announcers are particularly effective. For a variant, rather than one of the loud announcer styles, you can go with the whispering golf-announcer style instead.

See also InAWorld. For being applied to works of fiction, see LemonyNarrator. May overlap with CuckoolanderCommentator. Compare LargeHamRadio.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Announcers in Particular]]
* Creator/DonLaFontaine is probably the TropeMaker.
** {{YTMND}} actually got him to [[http://lafontainesafety.ytmnd.com/ read one of their memes out loud.]]
* PeterCullen does some {{Toonami}} promos, even including the ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CicpFu7MLbg promo]]. Despite it being about cute hamsters, Cullen managed to make it sound rough and tough.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIa7bQfxiMQ Promo]]
** ''Anime/TheBigO'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyZGcxNP90 Promo]]
** ''OutlawStar'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPBJRzW2HM Promo]]
** ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvhB2RJzI60 Promo]]
** ''TransformersArmada'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJ36rQcdJM Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUYWltB1y00 Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sarC2XUjF_c Promo]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtY3-QYEkrM Promo]]
* Mark Elliot for Disney trailers.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Don [=LaFontaine=] apparently enjoyed lampooning himself:
** For [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJMGS7l0wT8 Geico]]
** For [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbropmil_PY Birdseye frozen vegetables]]
* For Geico: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw_mdeo-qCw Can futbol announcer, Andres Cantor, make any sport exciting?]]
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Many 70s-80s {{Mecha}} shows.
* ''{{Akagi}}''
* ''{{Kaiji}}''
* ''Manga/DragonBall''
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* ''HajimeNoIppo'': Justified since it's a boxing anime and, well, boxing matches have announcers.
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', the announcers on the bridge take Yui's race to pass some random vehicle who passed her and make it more awesome.
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', being a racing anime, has announcers that often shouted "goal in" whenever racers cross the finish line.
* [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam GUNDAM FIGHT ALL SET! READY? GOOOO!]]
* The ''InazumaEleven'' anime has AscendedExtra Kakuma Keita in this role, and later his father, who's a professional soccer announcer. It later turns out ItRunsInTheFamily.
* Benjamin Bright (Voiced in full ham mode by TomKenny) from ''[[Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix IGPX ]]''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars Episode One: Film/ThePhantomMenace'': That two-headed announcer for the podraces wouldn't shut up about how awesome everything was. And, funnily enough, the podrace announcer speaking Basic was voiced by Greg Proops, who was also [[MadWorld Howard "Buckshot" Holmes]].
* ''{{Dodgeball}}'' notably does '''something''' to this trope — possibly NotASubversion — by having announcers make everything ''funnier''. Jason Bateman's character in particular is an absolute riot.
* Similarly, the announcers in ''BestInShow'' make the dog show even funnier, especially as they're an OddCouple - one a genteel English dog-breeding expert and the other a desperately misplaced American Football commentator.
* In ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'', the short narration by The Amazing Criswell at the beginning of the movie.
* In ''Film/TheWizard'', the Videogame Armageddon announcer.
* Dr. Dealgood in ''MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sports announcers.
* Marc Summers, the host of ''DoubleDare1986''. He had to talk about things like giant PB&J sandwiches, human tacos, balloons filled with jelly, and banana split cars and make it all sound like an extreme sport. All while being obsessive/compulsive. Man's got balls.
** The show's off-screen announcer, Harvey, was plenty hammy himself, introducing the prizes for the winners in a "But wait - that's not all!" sort of voice and kicking off the show with a description of the opening scene that often descended to a HurricaneOfPuns.
* Peter Schickele's sportscast version of ''Beethoven's Fifth Symphony''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOkgDFOyPxI Peter Dickson]] from ''TheXFactor'' is so much like this it is a borderline parody.
* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' does this.
* Pretty much any GameShow that offers a large array of prizes has to have a dynamic announcer who can make even a waffle iron or digital clock-radio sound exciting. ''ThePriceIsRight'' is a prime example.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktiJUUBLPo "But naaaiii on the UTV..."]] - what viewers in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland usually get before ''CoronationStreet''.
* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' has Flit, [[ItMakesSenseInContext a fly that resides in]] [[TheDragon Camille]], who goes around being like this during the Zord battles. This became less frequent as the series progressed.
** And the parent, ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' had Bae, who fulfilled much the same role. He also took a back seat in later episodes but was certain to make an appearance any time a new mecha combination debuted.
** Suuuuuupaaaaaaaa [[TrrrillingRrrs Heeeeerrrrrroooooo]] Time! Starts now.
* Andy Richter's overenthusiastic introductions for ''Series/{{Conan}}''.
** Steve Higgins also does a comedically exaggerated version of this as [[Creator/JimmyFallon Jimmy Fallon's]] announcer.
** As does Alan Kalter for DavidLetterman.
* A "Scenes from a Hat" sketch on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had Ryan playing one of these on his day off:
-->''"I'll have a cheeseburger, some fries, and a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!"''
* The Japanese automotive video series Series/{{Best Motoring}} was originally narrated by Akira Kamiya, a famous hammy anime voice actor.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The jousting announcer from ''Pinball/MedievalMadness''.
* The soccer announcer in ''Pinball/WorldCupSoccer'', of course.
--> '''''"GOAAAAAAAAL!"'''''
* The announcer from ''Pinball/FlipperFootball'', unsurprisingly.
* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'': Whenever the male announcer yells '''"THRILL ZONE!"'''
* The male announcer in ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'' is incapable of announcing anything in less than 90 decibels. Appropriately enough, he's voiced by designer Creator/SteveRitchie, who also voiced [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shao Khan.]]
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Professional Wrestling makes particular use of this trope, alternating between flat-out ''amazement'' at things they see [[OncePerEpisode every week]] and patter about the ongoing storylines. A few of the most memorable examples:
** "It's the irresistible force meeting the immovable object!"
** "Good God Almighty! They've killed him! As God is my witness, he is broken in half!"
** "HulkHogan can go to Hell! Straight to Hell!" (at ''Bash at the Beach '96'')
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}'' is, of course, one of the earliest and well-known examples.
* Any multiplayer oriented FirstPersonShooter whose [[ExcusePlot backstory]] revolves around the TournamentArc falls into this, such as ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' and the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal|I}} ([[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Tour]][[VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 na]][[VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII ment]][=/=][[VideoGame/UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict Championship]])'' series.
** [[MemeticMutation M-M-M-MONSTER KILL!]]
* [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Skulltag]] announcer
* CapcomVsWhatever, especially the FountainOfMemes in ''VideoGame/CapcomVSSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''. ''This battle is about to explode!'' '''FIGHT!'''
* ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' and ''Pokémon Battle Revolution'' try for it.
* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[LargeHam announcer]]''[[TheOtherDarrin s]]''. The announcer changes with each game, and each of them are always hammy. '''GAME!'''
* DJ Atomika, your eye in the sky on EA Radio BIG in ''VideoGame/{{SSX}} 3'' doesn't actually commentate on events as they occur, but gives listeners the lowdown on the throwdowns after the fact while taking song requests and reporting local news. Looks like the dreaded snow snakes are back...
* ''MadWorld'' features Kreese Kreeley and Howard "Buckshot" Holmes giving the audience slay-by-slay coverage of the brutal Deathwatch bloodsport. Frankly, their interactions are some of the best parts of the game.
-->'''Howard:''' Well, it looks like there are no more people left for Jack to kill.
-->'''Kreese:''' Yeah, but he could still defile the bodies.
-->'''Howard:''' How so?
-->'''Kreese:''' You know, take trophies and shit; check out my necklace of human ears!
-->'''Howard:''' Check out my stream of projectile vomit! * vomiting noises *
-->'''Kreese:''' Aw, dude, did you have potatoes ''and'' corn?
-->'''Howard:''' Yes, I did.
* Video games based on ProfessionalWrestling seem to have far more storage space dedicated to announcer patter than any other audio in the game. And yet they still manage to [[MostAnnoyingSound repeat lines]] multiple times in the same match.
* The ''BloodBowl'' video game that was released in 2010 would probably be a lot less amusing without the color commentary provided by two offscreen announcers, which include a former-player ogre and a nebbishy-sounding vampire. "''Ooh''! Bob, I haven't seen a hit like that since the time I walked in on an argument between you and your wife!" "What can I say, Jim, that little lady sure packs a punch!"
** The dev's previous game ''[[SerialNumbersFiledOff Chaos League]]'' also uses two announcers - the professional StraightMan and his [[TheAlcoholic heavy-drinking]] counterpart who bears more than a passing resemblance to Rik Mayall.
* ''Eggman'', of all people, in ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. Snarky announcements from Sonic's nemesis will often play over a PA system in each level (coinciding with the theme that all the stages are part of Eggman's "[[AmusementParkOfDoom amusement park]]"). Since the game's script was written by the guys behind ''MadWorld'', these, too, are some of the best parts of the game.
-->'''Eggman:''' We here at Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park consider ourselves the universe's first fully Green amusement park! Although the green is from all the nausea and vomiting, but still, green is green!
** Additionally, whenever Sonic [[spoiler: or Eggman in the final boss]] uses wisps and the trick ramps, an actual announcer calls them out.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' multiplayer announcer.
* The Administrator from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', who started out just as TheVoice. Then Makani, a BigNameFan, [[http://makani.deviantart.com/art/mission-begins-in-five-102983857 designed the actual character]]...then Creator/{{Valve|Software}} [[AscendedFanon adopted the design officially]]. What really makes her character is the poisonous contempt she displays for the teams.
** Speaking of which, some people have taken voice clips and effectively used them to make hilarious commercials: [[http://youtu.be/B7QIcxoJU4g Scout Advertised Slap Chop]], [[http://youtu.be/LHgEnN2PFzo Heavy Sells Kaboom]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has [[GLaDOS its own hilarious announcer]]. And an actual automated Announcer in the [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} sequel.]]
-->"This next test applies the principles of momentum through movement through portals. If the laws of physics no longer apply [[AfterTheEnd in the future]], God help you."
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Baron Deathmark, the Huttball announcer.
-->"Perhaps the worst throw in Frog-dogs history, RRREAALLY RREAALLLY TERRRIBLE!"
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker takes up the role of announcer in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. HilarityEnsues.
-->"Harley tells me [[CoolCar the Batman's car]] is still parked right outside Intensive Treatment. We can't have him up and leave us! Every thug, villain, murderer and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kindergarten teacher]] that isn't carrying out party orders should head there now and smash it to pieces!"
* The announcer from ''S4League''. [[CriticalHit CRITICAL! CRITICAL!]] '''[[CaptureTheFlag TOUCHDOWN!]] STRRRRRIIIIIKE!!'''
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'': "You've got boost power! ALL RIGHT, FIRST PLACE!"
* The Announcer from ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'', providing both vital announcements and AnnouncerChatter in a chirpy [[BritishAccents Esturine accent]].
--> "Today's special offer: half-price hair replacement!"
* "{{FINISH HIM}}!" ''MortalKombat's'' very own Shao Kahn even announces ''when he's the one fighting''.
--> "FATALITY!"
---> "''[[BreakingTheFourthWall TOASTYYYY!]]''"
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'': '''"[[MemeticMutation C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!]]"'''
* ''FossilFighters'' has P.A. Leon and Slate Johnson, giving you their professional, totally unbiased commentary... as they cheer you on.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''. Even if the announcer is turned off, he will still ham it up at the results screen. His ham overrides the setting.
* ''ModNationRacers'' has two commentators, Biff Tradwell and [[ButtMonkey Gary Reasons]]. Biff is a hammy, arrogant jerk (who never wears pants behind the desk for some reason) while Gary is rather timid and constantly having to fend off Biff's insults. [[spoiler:At the end of the career mode, Gary [[TheDogBitesBack retaliates by administering a Vulcan Neck Pinch on Biff]]]] The dialogue is quite funny.
* The announcer from ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' was so memorable, the voice clip was stolen for ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' genre-changing mod ''DefenseOfTheAncients''.
** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome OWNING!!!]]
* The menu announcer of the arcade boat racing game ''HydroThunder'' is [[MemeticMutation commonly known]] for yelling absolutely everything you do, including naming any track or boat you choose.
* Mickey Cantor in ''MondayNightCombat'', who is a direct descendant of Andres Cantor, the soccer announcer pictured at the top of the page. Not only is he an extremely energetic play-by-play announcer, he's also an expert corporate mouthpiece. He seems to especially enjoy encouraging the pros -- and any fans who happen to have brought their sniper rifles from home -- to kill MNC mascot Bullseye.
** ''Super MondayNightCombat'' has him replaced by straight-laced professional GG Stack and bombastic former competitor Chip Valvano. They both get ''very'' excited when announcing, say, a kill streak or turret going down.
* The DJ's of ''RidgeRacer'' series are this in general, RidgeRacer 6 and 3D take the cake, though.
--> "ULTIMATE CHARGE!"
* The Taris Duel Arena announcer in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
--> '''Announcer:''' "And now, the moment we've all been waiting for... '''''LET THE DEATH MATCH... BEGIN!'''''"
* ''XMenLegends'' has one. "COMBO!"
* ''Rock And Roll Racing''. "LET THE CARNAGE BEGIN!"
* With a name like ''Super VideoGame/MeatBoy'', it's only fitting that the game has a ham-tastic announcer. See the title screen? SUUUPER MEAT BOOOY! Use a cheat code to play as a secret character? POOSH DA BUTTONS! Enter a warp-zone? WARP ZOOOOOONE!
* ''DestructionDerby'' offers a commentator with maybe 30 things to say, mostly focusing on the car carnage. Two of the memorable lines are "It's like rush hour in LA!" and (in the [[HotPotato hot]]-[[GrenadeHotPotato potato]] Bomb Mode) "Get rid of that bomb!"
* ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' has a variety of announcers, ranging from the formal to this trope. Notable examples include SUPER STAR MITSURU and the [[RatedMForManly very manly]] default announcer of ''beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA''.
* The announcer from the ''Franchise/SoulCalibur'' series is slightly more subdued than many of the other examples on the list, but just as hammy in an InAWorld kind of way.
--> ''Welcome back to the stage of history.''
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* The introductory episode 0 of ''[[http://ninpuchan.dreamhost.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=1842&sid=a95cb17f86b58da19e7ad81cdbab179d International Competition Miss Mars]]'', a fetish fiction centering on two announcers that later appear to cover recaps of the following episodes. The competition? '''''Extreme Pregnancy''''' that makes Octomom look like an everyday case.
* [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/The_Announcer The Announcer]] from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', who appeared in the early toons and made a return in 2006.
* ''LetsPlay'' videos features someone narrating their playing of a videogame.
* Creator/ImprovEverywhere made a major improvement when they gave a major league set up, which included sports announcers, to [[http://improveverywhere.com/2008/04/07/best-game-ever/ a kids' baseball game]].
* The [[NoIndoorVoice decibel murdering]] intro announcer from ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''DynomuttDogWonder'' has Ron Feinberg, a gloriously spastic announcer.
* The narrator from ''ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* While the show itself didn't have one, ''InvaderZim'''s crew gave Zim's computer the voice of a monster truck show announcer.
-->'''Computer''': PRRRRROCESSING!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', mostly in their...TALES! OF! INTEREST!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Spike, who through the course of the first season discovers his enjoyment of announcing things like footraces [[spoiler: and/or fisticuffs (hooficuffs?)]] and fashion shows. He takes great pride and [[LargeHam hamminess]] in this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s Pro-Bending commentator, Shiro Shinobi, who also narrates the PreviouslyOn segments.
-->Grab your snacks and grab your kids, because this next match is gonna be a doozy!
** Taken UpToEleven in a late Season 2 episode, where [[CombatCommentator his reactions]] to an ''actual, serious fight'' between a main character and some would-be kidnappers start to resemble his commentator patter, despite the fact that he has no mic nor any audience other than the man who happens to be sitting next to him.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Old-time circus ringmasters - as well as their podunk counterparts, the traveling carnival barkers (popularly portrayed shouting "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" in an exaggerated Northeastern accent).
* In the early days of radio and television, ''[[WorldOfHam all]]'' [[WorldOfHam newscasters were hammy]]. (This is the main reason why most of the classic newsreels have [[{{Narm}} dated very badly]].) Today this behavior is restricted to sports commentators. And newscasters who used to be sports commentators (e.g. KeithOlbermann).
* In Atlanta, GA, Gary Owens - the actor who is most commonly known as the voice of ''SpaceGhost'' (as well as having been a DJ (surprised?) before ''LaughIn'' et al) - is not only hammy, but uses the Space Ghost voice when announcing for other products or events for the recognition factor.
* Noli de Castro of ABS-CBN is quite a hammy announcer himself. In fact, every time he does his announcement, it [[ChewingTheScenery consumes the scene]].
* Sports announcer Howard Cosell was a major real-life Large Ham Announcer, most famous for his years as an announcer to ''MondayNightFootball.'' Cosell was instantly recognizable for his steady, punctuated style of speaking. He's often the subject of parodies when someone attempts to announce sports, simply because his voice was so unforgettable.
* Larry Munson, long time commentator for the Georgia Bulldogs, was very excitable -- especially when Georgia was close in a game -- also add a dash of bias. His most classic calls were also the most hammy.
--> '''Larry Munson:''' [[FinishingStomp We just stepped on their face with a]] [[ThatsGottaHurt hobnail boot and broke their nose!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRqaAbdzZ4 We just CRUSHED their face!]]
* Dave Niehaus, long-time announcer for the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} Mariners baseball team, was something of a local legend because of how excited he got during a game, particularly when the Mariners were winning. In particular, he was famous for his {{Catch Phrase}}s: "My Oh My!" and "Get out the rye bread and the mustard, Grandma, this one is going to be a grand salami!" (After a Grand Slam was hit.)
* The Pittsburgh Penguins' commentator Mike Lange, famous both for excitability and for coining rather random but colorful phrases to exclaim like "Scratch my back with a hacksaw!"
* John Sterling, radio announcer for the New York Yankees, tends to get over the top when calling a Yankees home run--"That ball is high! It is far! IT! IS! GONE! A home run for (insert player name here)! (One or two phrases customized for that player, usually involving [[IncrediblyLamePun bad puns]])!" and at the end of a Yankees win. "Ballgame over! Yankees win! ''Theeeeeeee'' Yankees! WIN!" The greater the magnitude of the win, the longer the word "the" is drawn out, with the longest being the final game of the 1996 World Series.
* Cleveland's radio announcer, Tom Hamilton, can also get pretty hammy at times when Cleveland scores, or at the very least, [[NoIndoorVoice very loud]]. [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/34817 Just imagine how exciting a comeback from a 12-run deficit at the 7th-inning stretch could get. (That's not him announcing the 7th inning.)]]
* The known news anchor from UsefulNotes/NorthKorea has to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRY_aDXUe2g the largest ham in the eastern hemisphere]].
* Foreign football commentators (''especially'' Spanish and South American ones) always tend to compete against each other for the longest and most drawn out "GOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL~!"
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