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->''"How - are - you - supposed - to - learn - when - the - words - are - spread - out - and - doesn't - sound - like - normal - speech?"''
-->-- '''[[Website/ScrewAttack Stuttering Craig]]''' on ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PT2Mhb3fO0 Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun]]''

Mad Libs Dialogue is the practice of recording lines with certain parts missing (often numbers and names of people, places, or teams) and later filling them in appropriately with separate recordings. For example, a ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'' announcer may comment (with the bracketed words represent spliced-in dialog):

''"The [Jets] are leading the [Bears] [fourteen] to [thirteen] here in the [third quarter]."''

This allows the voice actor to just record one line and have the game put the pieces together as needed. It saves space and time, and it's necessary in situations where there are so many possible dialogue permutations that it's impractical to record every single one individually.

If it's done well, this effect is hardly noticeable. But if it's done badly, you start to notice half-second delays, changes in voice tone and pitch, and possibly even instances where the program can't find the correct line and it spits out the wrong recording, a blank space, or an error message. The latter instance is often PlayedForLaughs in fiction.

Essentially the spoken version of MultipleChoiceFormLetter or HelloInsertNameHere. See also PausedInterrupt. Unrelated to MadLibsCatchphrase.



* An ad for tax resolution company [=BlueTax=] does this ''very'' blatantly with its phone number. This is because of the underlying marketing technique; they air the commercial during different time slots with different numbers for each one. That way, the execs can track which numbers get the most response and gauge the effectiveness of the advertising.

* In the English dub of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', the Digimon call their names and attacks using this technique. It becomes obvious in an episode of ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Adventure 02]]'', where Flamedramon uses his signature move, Fire Rocket, but instead of calling his attack, he says his name ("Flamedramon! The fire of courage!").

[[folder:Audio Play]]
* In Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's ''I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus'', the robot president ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed who sounds oddly similar]] to UsefulNotes/RichardNixon) uses voice clips of the guests saying their own name to refer to them (that is, until the protagonist, Uhclem, breaks him).

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' had a correspondent do this to describe the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006. Jon Stewart noticed that her report seemed like it was describing the much-earlier Yom Kippur War, and she replaces all the combatants, politicians, and dates with the current ones, showing that [[ForeverWar all the wars in the region are pretty much the same]].
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E22OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]'', Mike and the bots are so dissatisfied with the film that they call its customer service hotline. They get a pre-recorded message, where every mention of the film's name is obviously spliced in.
-->"Thank you for calling the [''Overdrawn at the Memory Bank''] customer service center."
* One episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had [[ThoseTwoGuys Bulk and Skull]] doing a video project for class. However, Skull's inept editing skills resulted in Bulk "saying" Mad-Libs Dialogue like "I have no class" and "Mrs. Appleby can't teach", to the amusement of their classmates.
* Parodied in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsYoeoEE3ww sketch]] on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', where three billionaires attempt to give away prizes by phone, only to have everyone hang up on them because their voices all sound like pre-recorded announcements.
-->''Your telephone number has been specially selected in our [Wednesday] draw!''
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie fakes this when trying to trick Andy into going to City Hall:
-->'''Leslie:''' ''(imitating computer voice)'' Because of a local disaster, you, [Andy Dwyer], must go to the evacuation center at [Pawnee City Hall].
* Parodied in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', when Jen calls up a different IT support call centre and mistakes the person who answers the phone for a recording.
* ''{{Series/Fonejacker}}'' has the flatline/ticketline calls, where the prankster imitates the stilted cadance (and unreliability) of voice-activated automatic telephone systems.

* Done rather well in Bally's ''Pinball/EightBall Deluxe,'' to call out the shots the player should make. The sequel, ''Pinball/EightBall Champ'', didn't pull it off as seamlessly.
* Rudy in ''Pinball/FunHouse'' talks like this, using a different nickname for each player.
* Creator/PatLawlor's first game, ''Pinball/BanzaiRun'', also this technique.
-->"He's challenged [opponent name]!" (When you light a rival)\\
"What a move on [opponent name]!" (When you defeat a rival)
* In ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'' (also by Creator/PatLawlor), Buzz will address each player by a different nickname.
-->'''Buzz:''' "Hey, ''[name]'', don't choke!"
* ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'' was the first pinball game to use this technique, and he only had a seven word vocabulary:
--> ]]"GORGAR!" / "SPEAKS!" / "ME!" / "GOT!" / "YOU!" / "HURT!" / "BEAT!"
* Done with some of HardboiledDetective Nick Spade's dialog in ''[[Pinball/WHODunnit WHO dunnit]]'', particularly during interrogations.
-->'''Nick Spade:''' "Tell me about [character name]."
* Occurs in Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/HarleyDavidson'' with the announcements of the remaining distance to the next city.
-->"[One hundred] [and] [fifty] [three] [miles to] [Pittsburgh]."

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The electronic board game Mall Madness does this. A typical example:
-->"There is a sale at [the shoe store]."

* Franchise/LeapFrog's My Pal Scout and Violet plushes, Story Time Pad and [=LeapTop=] toy laptops have this function in addition to HelloInsertNameHere in that the owner can also program their favorite food/fruit, color and animal into the toy via USB cable which will get integrated into some of the toy's speech and songs. Surprisingly, it worked pretty well.
** V-Tech's clones of Leapfrog's toys, ''Smart Cubs Cody and Cora'', also has the same capabilities, except that instead of into songs, V-Tech's toys tries to create mad-libs stories. However, the toys sound more mechanical and less well implemented than Leapfrog's attempt.
* Some of Publication International's sound books do this, as the book may come with an interactive electronic module that plays games with the reader.
--> '''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog telephone book:''' ''(emulating an answering machine)'' You have [two] new messages. Press [two] to hear your messages.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Many Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestling games use this. The most {{egregious}} example is the infamously bad commentary of ''Smackdown! Just Bring It'', which featured Michael Cole saying things like ''This [Singles] match will be an important match!" and "[The Undertaker] executes a perfect [The Last Ride]!".
* ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Crush Hour'', a VehicularCombat game sponsored by the WWE, is notorious for having ''horrible'' Mad-Libs Dialogue from Jim Ross. [[MemeticMutation The most famous piece]] is his emphasis on "THE TWISTY ROCKETS!"
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' features Mad Libs Dialogue in several situations, such as the [[PoweredArmor HEV Suit]] ("[Seek] [medical] [attention]"), the HECU soldiers' dialogue, and the Black Mesa PA system -- the latter has a ton of words that are never even used in the game. The Source mod ''Black Mesa'' also uses this for the [[ScenicTourLevel opening tram ride]] now.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/Portal2'' both parody the phenomenon, as much of what you interact with is an AI of some sort. Most often, it's [[AIIsACrapshoot malevolent AI]] [=GLaDOS=], who usually finds new and eloquent ways to insult you but occasionally forgets critical information:
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' Unbelievable! You, [subject name here], must be the pride of [subject hometown here]!
* ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' has to do this to describe the hands at every showdown. ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'' resolved this by making the above-mentioned [=GLaDOS=] the dealer, so they don't even have to bother making that dialogue sound seamless because it's a robot in-story:
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': The little robot has [a pair of fiiives]. The player has [two pair]. The player takes the pot.
* HumongousEntertainment relied on this non-stop. The BackyardSports were easily the worst offenders ("From the 45...Pete...tees it up...Steve...back to receive...lands on the...24...collects it at the...32...finally brought down."). The older floppy disk versions of the DOS games relied on this much more due to the lack of space.
* The Adventure Game version of ''Where in Time is CarmenSandiego?'' features a level in the ancient Incan empire, where a man reads off numbers from a type of counting board. The numbers are constructed out of Mad Libs, but the correct answers to the puzzles have separate voice recordings, so it always sounds right.
* ''{{Freelancer}}'' uses this one to generate the dialog of every non-storyline NPC. It causes a rather jarring effect if your computer is slow, as the cuts in the dialog are immediately evident. Sporadic bugs in the procedurally generated dialogue also led to somewhat comical hiccups when NPC ships would call ''themselves'' to beg for assistance or provide backup.
* The ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' games create voice dialogue on the fly for virtually all the spaceships. It's always noticeable, unfortunately, because whoever spoke the lines gave the [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle wrong intonations for many of the words]], so a sentence sounds like it's over when it's not, and words at the end of the sentence sometimes sound like they indicate the sentence isn't finished yet. ''Videogame/XRebirth'' drops the system entirely.
-->'''Player:''' Where is the nearest shipyard?
-->'''Random [[ProudMerchantRace Teladi]]:''' Somewhere far behind the [NORTH GATE]. Good profit!
* Averted by ''VideOGame/ThemeHospital'', where the Announcer gets a separate line of speech for every single announcement in the game with no Mad Libs, even when you might reasonably expect them (for example, the emergencies have a separate "staff announcement" for each disease). This makes the speech seem a lot more natural.
* Used to a particularly jarring degree in the earliest ''VideoGame/JumpStart'' games from the mid '90s. The developers appear to have been banking on kids not noticing.
* Sports video games like ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'' and the ''VideoGame/FIFASoccer'' series do this to deal with the many possible permutations of any given match; interestingly, they do this doing their respective sports' real-life commentators. The ''FIFA'' series in particular shows how the progression goes; early games weren't counting on a CurbStompBattle and wouldn't be able to handle a 10-0 score (John Motson might waffle on about an "exciting game" or say "[[GonnaNeedMoreX I think we'll need a calculator]]," but that's it), but later games have a huge array of commentary options and can handle not only blowout scores, but also provide club- and player-specific storylines for most major teams around the world, and even condemn [[UnnecessaryRoughness overly violent tackles]] and string together enough clichés that it's now a remarkable simulation of the real thing. It turns out to have all come down to disk space.
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/LetsMakeASoccerTeam'' doesn't do this very well; Alan Green will call a goal with a flat recording of the player's name (or more commonly, his shirt number) followed by "[[NoIndoorVoice DELIVERING AN ''AWESOME'' SHOT!]]" You'll also hear this at least twice per match:
--> '''Alan Green:''' [The current time is] [X] [minutes] [gone]. [Team's hometown] [are playing well, but they're not creating enough chances].
* Some military simulation games use this, with varying rates of success:
** Flight sims such as ''Total Air War'' have aircrews using stock dialog spliced together, which has obvious gaps -- but since the reports need to be stated clearly, it comes off as the airmen taking their time to ensure their message is clear and concise, and doesn't seem out of place. ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'' also does this with AWACS [=SkyEye=]'s combat dialogue ("[Rigley Air Base], [at vector] [3][6][0], [4 miles]").
** ''OperationFlashpoint'', on the other hand, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9P8ZaFRTs0 didn't do so well]] ("OH NO! [Six] IS DOWN!") Somehow, the radio communications become even more robotic in the sequels, ''Armed Assault'' and ''[=ArmA 2=]''. Scuttlebutt is that the developer had a falling out with the publisher after the first game and just didn't have the budget for "generic" combat lines.
** ''VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator'' uses Mad Libs Dialogue for air traffic control and pilot communications, but in RealLife these are so standardized and suited for this sort of thing that there's even an add-on called [=VoxATC=] that will recognize your spoken chatter if you deliver it in this manner.
* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' has historically done a good job with this, although there have been some hiccups. Marathon modes would have trouble when you started reaching numbers higher than twenty and the game wouldn't give itself enough time to say the number ("[Round] [Twenty-F][FIGHT!]"), ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburIII'' randomly sped up the announcer ("[ASTAROT-][VERSU-][TALIM][FIGHT!]"), and ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburIV'' didn't have the budget for this, so it just recorded a handful of CaptainObvious lines to use in any situation.
* In ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', purchasing a condom will lead to a series of questions regarding condom preferences, repeated back to Larry by the store clerk for all to hear. Using the payphone leads to a phone survey with a series of questions. When the payphone calls back, a message is given with the answers the player typed in. ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' provides [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drpghMlIiwo an]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAQX0Y-ZdQA example]].
* ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 does this when Mario is announcing the player names. For the characters imported from the GBC version, he says "Guest" in place of the actual names you give them.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has a very interesting non-voice version. Because there are LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, and many characters have their own {{VerbalTic}}s, the side character dialogue was dynamically "tinkered" with for each character, allowing some to call the SilentProtagonist "Sergey", "Mister S", "Sir Serge", etc., and others to drop their g's, add a lisp, or speak all in capitals. Although this generally was pretty good, there were a few goofs where you might have two apostrophes in a row, for example, or a name that ended in two Y's, or a name that just didn't work with a Y at the end (Franco turning into "Francoy", for example).
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has another non-voice use. At the colosseum, the announcer will refer to you as "[contestant] the '[title]'!". This works flawlessly in almost all cases, with the notable exception of "Lloyd the 'Aargh Me Hearties'!"
* In the ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' games, you are encouraged to "freestyle" lines in the songs to get more points. Because of the way the lines are cut apart so that each word corresponds to a button press, attempting to "freestyle" often leads to this trope. In fact, simply ''playing the game'' as intended can sound like this trope. The sequel does a better job at masking the spliced lines when playing the game normally.
* Jen Taylor lends her voice to the {{Xbox}} Live version of ''Series/OneVersusAHundred'', announcing how many of the mob is left and the answers the One chose. Unlike Chris Cashman, who does live announcing, Taylor's lines are prerecorded. It's typically done well, but it sometimes slips into "The One has eliminated [Eight] opponents. It's now One versus [Sixty] [Three].".
* Jen Taylor also voiced Sunny Day in the ''BackyardSports'' games, who uses this trope (sometimes jarringly). Sunny's partners, however, avert this.
* Used in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', particularly in Classic Mode where the announcer tells the player who they'll be fighting next. However, the splicing is quite obvious in some places, as the LargeHam announcer has a single inflection for every character, and they don't always match up well ("[Luigi?] [versus] [Metaaall] [ZERO SUIT SAMUS]"). ''Melee'' has 2-on-2 Classic Mode matches where the announcer throws in a very emphatic "AAAND" that seems out of place ''everywhere'' ("[versus] [Jigglypuff!] [AAAND] [Mewtwo!]")
* An old edutainment game called ''Little Howie's Fun House'' (both the Great Math Adventure and the Great Word Adventure) had Mad Libs Dialogue that varies from being handled well to being painfully obvious. The game asks the player to [[HelloInsertNameHere give Howie their name and age]]; however, as the entire game is voiced, it's very easy to see how this can go wrong. Characters tend not to refer to you by name, but rather a pre-selected list of "really cool nicknames".
* In ''VideoGame/ThiefIITheMetalAge'', the {{steampunk}} guard robots' lines are stitched together from a set of pre-recorded phrases.
-->"[[http://thief.wikia.com/wiki/T2_Sound_Folder:_Robots [Be notified, thou] [I have] [not determined] [visual indications].]]"
* The AFL video games are terrible at this. Any time a player's name or a stat is brought up, there is a distinct pause, and usually a change in tone of the commentator's voice.
* In the ''VideoGame/XMen'' arcade game, much of Magneto's dialogue (aside from the infamous "Welcome... to die!") seems to be spliced together even when it doesn't need to be, such as "[I] [KILL you!] [X-Chicken!]" and "You are [DEAD!]" Most of his {{catchphrase}}s can be summed up in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjuWKAMAlQU this video]].
* The [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] game ''Mario's Early Years'' is generally considered terrible at least partly thanks to its horrendous use of this trope, as demonstrated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhMGDXM7OV8 here]]. LetsPlay/ProtonJon and his friends [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VJaLVR94YI&feature=g-u-u&context=G26734baFUAAAAAAAAAA immediately pick up on it]] in their LetsPlay.
%%* Tonka Construction: examples can be found in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IZOOkuWyjQ this video]].
* Done by the announcers in ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'', ''Stadium 2'', and ''Battle Revolution'', the latter in which this trope is particularly noticeable.
* In the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire 3rd]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl 4th]] generation ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, there was an "Easy Chat System" that let players communicate by selecting a string of phrases and words from a list, probably to allow for multiplayer chatting without the potential for profanity. Naturally though, sentences put together with this end up looking really awkward. It's best seen in ''Emerald'''s Battle Frontier, where every opponent speaks like this, resulting in bizarre lines like "[[foldercontrol]]

" or "[[/folder]]

[[folder: I AM GOING TO ENJOY AN EGG. ]]
* The PC game ''VideoGame/StayTooned'' contains a ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' parody in which an announcer yells the names of the characters fighting:
-->'''Announcer:''' [Tai Chi Chisel] [Versus] [Kung Fu Frank] [''(EvilLaugh)'']
* The ''Super Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' game on the NES contains this:
--> '''Announcer:''' For [TWO] [hundred] points, the answer is...
* VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}: When you are not talking to Boyd, he rambles on about connections to his conspiracy theory. It's done very well and most people have to listen for a while before they figure out it's a bunch of quotes randomly strung together, especially since the splices are almost completely unnoticeable due to his insane mannerisms.
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' has an accidental example in Super Macho Man. He [[CallingYourAttacks calls his attacks]] with SurferDude lingo, but only finishes the phrase if they connect. If he misses, the phrase is interrupted with his disappointed interjection. [[MemeticMutation Popular phrases resulting from this]] include "Release the... Bogus." and "Crunch... Dude?"
* The original ''WorldSeriesBaseball'' for the Sega Genesis went to the absolute extreme with this -- virtually every single word was spliced. "[Welcome] [to] [the] [game] [between] [the] [Dodgers] [and] [the] [Cubs]. [The] [Cubs] [take the field!]"
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' has an occasional bug where a villain will say something to the effect of "You can't stop me, [HERO NAME]!" (where the character's name ''should'' be, but apparently someone messed up the namespace code). Invoked by players who literally name their characters "Hero Name". It's also done on purpose in some Nemesis missions to show how imperfect the Automatons are:
-->'''"Manticore":''' "You think that hurt? [[[/folder]]

* In ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail II'', there's a glitch where the diary will sometimes say "[name] [have/has] an infection."
* The ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' series has this to varying degrees in the voiceovers for the on-board computer, [[FanNickname Betty]]. In ''[=MechWarrior=] 2'', she speaks with noticeable gaps in her speech (Planet Twycross, ambient temperature [-3 5 1-] degrees). ''3'' and ''4'' have a much more human voice and drop most of the Mad Libs dialogue. Returns in ''Living Legends'', where Betty has pauses when notifying the player on status "Base [-ECHO-] [-FIVE-] Under ATTACK" or "Right External [-DAMAGED-]"
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorialGirlsSide'' slips into this with [[HelloInsertNameHere your name]], particularly in the DS remakes. Each possible name pronunciation (selected from several common Japanese names) is pre-recorded by the guys' voice actors, then spliced into conversation. Unfortunately, each name was only recorded ''once'', and it's in a fairly normal, flat voice, meaning that everything from a melancholic mumble to a motormouth rant to a LoveConfession is appended with an emotionless tag at the end.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'':
** The first game's "Zombie Island" DLC uses this in-universe for a computerized P.A. system, played heavily for laughs:
--> "Thank you valuable Jakobs employee for your continuing patience during this transitional [ZombieApocalypse]. Your satisfaction is very important to us."
** Similarly, in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' there's a set of collectible ECHO recordings found in the Bloodshot base, including two from amoral weapons dealer Marcus:
--> "Dear [Roland] -- I canít help but notice the [Bloodshots] you are fighting pack some seeerious firepower. If you are going to have a chance against them, youíll need to up your arsenal -- you could always arm your men with some high-quality munitions from my store. If you buy from me, those [Bloodshots] will be dead in no time!"
--> ''Followed a minute later by:''
--> "Dear [Bloodshots] I canít help but notice the [Crimson Raiders] you are fighting pack some seeerious firepower. If you are going to have a chance against them, youíll need to up your arsenal -- you could always arm your men with some high-quality munitions from my store. If you buy from me, those [Crimson Raiders] will be dead in no time!"
* ''[[VideoGame/WaveRace WaveRace 64]]'' does this under two circumstances:
** The track introductions...
---> ''"Welcome to [track name]."''
** ...and the occasional notification how much of a time gap is between the player and an opponent after each lap.
---> ''"You're about [number] seconds [ahead/behind]."''
* In ''VideoGame/{{Legoland}}'', when Mr Bimble gives you an appraisal for your park, he says, "You now have [insert number here] chances to pass an appraisal before the park is closed," as well as "You still need [insert things you still need]". This, coupled with the voice, can actually be quite funny.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart Arcade GP 2'' does this in spades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzsuPetO5dY Example]].
--> ''[Mrs. VideoGame/PacMan] [is hit by] [the basin!]''
* ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball MLB Power Pros]]'' has a better version than most sports games. It has two different recordings for each player name and team name: a neutral sounding version when introducing the player or reacting to a negative play, and an excited sounding version when reacting to a positive play.
* Used in ''VideoGame/SewerShark'' for [[RobotBuddy Catfish the nav-bot's]] directions.
-->'''Catfish:''' Catfish to Ghost, the dang thing bit me! Vector [twelve] [three] [niner].
* The two video game adaptations of ''{{TabletopGame/SpaceHulk}}'' have this in virtually every line of dialogue. Because there were a small pool of voice actors and the lines were semi-randomly generated to reflect various events in game, you had obviously spliced lines with objects and marine names, some parts in a quiet and grim manner, some in a bombastic delivery and even some in a different voice. This lead to gems like this:
-->"[[WalkieTalkieStatic *Crackle*]] [Akhad.] [[[NoIndoorVoice GET OUT OF MY WAY!]]] [I cannot see the] [ARCHIVED RECORD VIEWER!]"
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', this is apparently how "galactic greeting" balloons work, with the sender's recording being spliced into someone else's dialogue:
-->"[Hello] [Ratchet and Clank], [you lucky devils], [Angela Cross] [has sent you a galactic greeting!]"
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak'' has a button dedicated to "ad-libs", a quick comment which either characterizes the person briefly, or (supposedly) aligns with the context of the situation at hand. There's also the option to use the right analog stick to spout more consistent phrases, such as character names or instructions.
* ''Where In the World is Franchise/CarmenSandiego? Deluxe'' features Warren the Warrant Robot. He helps you with issuing warrants and always talks in Mad Libs Dialogue.
* In ''Videogame/EliteDangerous'', station traffic controllers use mad libs dialogue to fill in the blanks much like in a flight simulator. Ship make, the first three letters of the player's name in the NATO phonetic alphabet, landing pad designation, and distance to landing all use the system. Thanks to concise voice overs and some minor radio static, it blends together well, and the different controller voice actors use noticeable differences in how they cut off the words; the neutral "American" voice is sharp, while the Russian accented controller has more flowing speech.
-->'''Station control''': Delacy Alfa-Bravo-Charlie, proceed to dock at landing pad 3-4.
* Played for laughs in the VR game ''Job Simulator'', which uses a mad-libs method similar to the ''Futurama'' entry below: dialog is smooth except when customization is necessary.
* Used as a game mechanic in ''VideoGame/OhSirTheInsultSimulator'', where the point of the game is to string together insults from a pool of random phrases.
-->"[[[YourMom Your mother]]] [admires pictures of] [a frightened school boy] [and] [supports] [[[DirtyCommunists the communists]]] [you twit!]"
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has an advertisement on the Citadel that includes the name of one of your current party members. If you bring Jack, the name will be "Citizen ID file not found".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Any WebVideo/YouTubePoop based on sentence mixing is sure to use this heavily, but with a little effort the end product can sound surprisingly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYtaIsPA5EE fluid]].
* Musician George Hrab parodied this trope in his [[http://geologicpodcast.com/the_geologic_podcast_episode_161 video]] produced for the Atheist Community of Topeka.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' in the episode "I Dated a Robot", when Fry downloads a copy of Lucy Liu into a robot body. The robot's dialog is smooth, except when customization is necessary:
-->"You are one sexy man, [PHILIP J. FRY]."\\
"It's amazing the way you [NOTICED TWO THINGS]."\\
"Oh [FRY], I love you more than the moon, and the stars, and the [POETIC IMAGE NUMBER 37 NOT FOUND]."\\
"You should write a book, [FRY]. People need to know about the [CAN EAT MORE]."\\
"I'll always remember you, [FRY] -- [MEMORY DELETED]."
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Return of Chef" featured Chef in spite of his voice actor Isaac Hayes having left the show. All of Chef's dialogue was spliced together from older episodes, and it all sounded really weird. Interestingly, [[spoiler:this was deliberate; it was spliced badly (and hilariously) to show that he was brainwashed, and it was spliced together well when he was snapped out of it]].
-->"I wanna [MAKE LOVE] [[=TOo=]] [ya] [[=AASSholes=]] [chil'ren]!"
* ''TheSimpsons'' loves to parody this trope:
** From the stock corporate video shown at camp in ''Kamp Krusty'':
---> '''Krusty:''' Krusty can't be here right now, so allow me to introduce you to my friend, [Mister Black.] I want you to treat [Mister Black.] with the same respect you'd give me. Now here's [Mister Black.]
*** In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", Homer and Moe discuss the upcoming UsefulNotes/SuperBowl, but they use Mad Libs Dialogue (while [[FilmingForEasyDub obscuring their mouths with beer mugs]] and clearly using different recordings), ostensibly so that they could record over the original dialogue and always keep the episode topical. (But since it's a gag, they never do that, so the episode is stuck in 1999):
--->'''Homer:''' Hey, Moe, you wanna come with me and Wally to the Super Bowl?\\
'''Moe:''' Oh, absolutely! My favorite team's in it! The [Atlanta Falcons].\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah, they're good, but I wouldn't count out the [Denver Broncos].\\
'''Wally:''' Yeah, I hear that President [Clinton] is gonna be watching with his wife [Hillary].[[note]]There's an extra joke here -- at the time, Clinton was being impeached, so they couldn't be ''entirely'' certain he would still be the President (or married to Hillary) when the episode aired.[[/note]]
** From "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson":
---> '''Voice:''' Thank you for calling the parking violations bureau. To plead ''not guilty,'' press ''one'' now. ''(Homer dials 1)'' Thank you. Your plea has been [rejected.] You will be assessed the full fine plus a small [large lateness fee.] Please wait by your vehicle between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for parking officer Steve [Grabowski.]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Karate Island", when [=SpongeBob=] receives the tape inviting him to said island, [=SpongeBob=]'s name is very clearly spliced in, and read out in a completely different voice to the rest of the narration. It's one of many clues that the whole thing is a scam, but [[IdiotHero Sponge]][[TooDumbToLive Bob]] doesn't notice.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', the Guild of Calamitous Intent's video invite to Dr. Orpheus does this in hilariously inept fashion: Watch and Ward are reading a scripted skit "personalized" by periodically inserting the recipient's name -- by means of awkward pauses where an obviously different speaker announces "Dr. Orpheus and team" in a polite monotone while Watch and Ward cover their mouths with their hands to hide lip movements (or the lack thereof).
%%* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' gave us ADHESIVE MEDICAL STRIPS (bacon scented!) from the Door to Door episode.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* GPS programs do this with their voices:
-->"[After] [two hundred] [meters] [turn] [right]. [Go straight] [for] [three] [miles]."
* It's a traditional part of [[TakeANumber the waiting room at the DMV]] ("[Now serving] [number] [B] [eighty] [four] [at window number] [ten]").
* [[ForInconveniencePressOne Automated phone systems]] do this; the voice speaks in sentences strung together from a bank of pre-recorded phrases, which often leads to unusual grammar and intonation. Some companies have tried to [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic more accurately simulate human speech]], only to slam straight into the UncannyValley.
* Answering machines tend to do this, especially when listing phone numbers, times, and dates ("[Sunday] [Two] [Oh] [Eight] [P.M.]"). Their {{Spiritual Successor}}s voicemail do this as well with the traditional "You have [one] new message."
* The self-service checkout at the grocery store will often do this when talking to you ("You have purchased [six] [doughnuts] for a total of [three] [dollars] [AndNinetyNineCents]. Please move your [doughnuts] to the belt.")
* Public transport tends to do this routinely. If you're waiting for a train or a plane, rather than have a live announcer handle everything that's going on, it's much easier to have a computer which can put together every permutation of departure time, departure platform/gate, service type, and destination -- in multiple languages, no less. These tend to be unintentionally hilarious, as they sound universally obvious and awkward (with every individual entry sounding like it should end the sentence), and their banks of rarely-heard entries all sounding the same (you'd half expect to hear "[Train service to] [Yokohama] [suspended] [because of] [{{Kaiju}} attack] [[[UnusuallyUninterestingSight We apologize for the inconvenience.]]]") Announcements like this on trains themselves have the additional wrinkle of being hard to hear over the train noise and, in big cities, the LongList of possible connections you can make at the next station.
* Air traffic control often sounds like this with real people, at least partly because they have to be very sure everyone is understood and often deal with people for whom English isn't their first language (hence the strict standardization of terminology). This is why flight simulation games tend to be more realistic in spite of using Mad Libs Dialogue to replicate this. And computerized dialogue does happen in real life when broadcasting ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) to pilots (''e.g.'' [La Guardia Airport] [Information] [Alpha], [main landing runway] [31], [transition level] [50], [visibility] [13] [kilometers], [temperature] [23], [end of information] [Alpha].")