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->''"Yawn! [[DontExplainTheJoke You see, I say 'yawn' because when I actually yawn, you don't get it.]]"''\\
--'''Jordan''', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

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A character will perform an action and say the onomatopoeia for that action while doing so, or alternately say the onomatopoeia in place of said action. A common VerbalTic.

Often done to make a character seem cuter. Can sometimes make said character [[TheScrappy annoying]]. Also sometimes used sarcastically, especially with sound effects like "yawn" or "clap".

There are many words that are commonly used this way. For example:

* Yawn!
* [[SarcasticClapping Clap, clap, clap.]]
* Knock, knock!
* {{GASP}}
* Groan
* Sigh
* Tap
* {{Facepalm}}
* [[CoughSnarkCough Cough]]
* [[VisibleSilence Dot dot dot...]]
* [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre Wink wink, nudge nudge]]
* Saying "bonk" or something equivalent when hit on the head.
* Saying "beep" or some other sound effect when pushing a button.
* Saying, or more likely, yelling, "bam", "bang", or "boom" when firing a gun.
* "[[ChirpingCrickets Crickets]]" to indicate silence, particularly of the awkward type.

See UnsoundEffect for the reverse trope, and ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud for a related one.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Crest Toothpaste commercial. '''BAM!'''
* BOOM! Tough actin' Tinactin!
* [[Creator/BillyMays KABOOM, AND THE STAINS ARE GONE!!!]]
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[[folder:Anime/Manga]]

Japanese has many common words as well as [[UnsoundEffect some for actions that don't make sound.]]

* jii/jiin (the sound effect for staring)
* pita (the sound effect for stopping walking)
* (the sound effect for shock)
* small cute girls may sometimes say "niko-niko" (grinning) when they smile, or the alternate "nipa"
* shii--n (the "[[SimonAndGarfunkel sound]]" of [[VisibleSilence silence]])
* pachi pachi (clapping)
* kaa (sunshine, [[LuminescentBlush blushing]])

* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool:'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNY4XXlRj0 Waroom! Waroooom-waroooom! Bapbapbapbapbapbapbapbap-chika! Wroooom!!! Bapbapbapbapbap Warooom!!! Bapbapbapbapbapbap. Uing-uing-uing Pachu!!! Che-kyuuuuuuuuuuu!!!]]
* Konata of ''LuckyStar'' does this all the time.
** And in the OVA, Patty gets annoyed (more like [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei in despair]]) that Minami's dog's paw pads don't go "puni puni".
** Akira also gets in on it, whether she's being cutesy (episode 2) or not (episode 21).
** Konata may enjoy doing this, but it would seem she doesn't always appreciate when people reciprocate. In one episode, Kagami lends Konata a book, trying to spark her interest in something other than manga. She then proceeds to watch Konata as she reads, all the while going "Staaaarrrrrrrreeeeeee." in the English dub, and "Jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" in the original Japanese.
* The Hamsters from ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' say "Hiff Hiff" when sniffing something and "Badabadabada" when running.
** They have a lot more sound effects than that. Pretty much every sound effect is said out loud.
* One of the easiest ways to tell when [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei Tsunetsuki has entered the scene]], assuming you don't see her peeking out of somewhere, is if you hear a low and constant "jiiiii" sound, which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for staring (as mentioned above).
** Permeates ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''. The voices that do it don't seem to have anything to do with the rest of the characters (it's not like a character is actually saying them), and they seem rather bored with it all.
* In an episode of ''OnePiece'', Kaku narrated his own incredulous JawDrop. The appropriate Japanese sound effect is something like "gabiin".
** Also the security camera snails of Enies Lobby, staring with 'jii--'.
* During the trip to Okinawa, [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Tomo]] says "Boom, boom!" ("Clap, clap!" in the sub; "Ban, ban!" in the original) in front the main hall of Shurijo Castle as a show of appreciation.
** In "Pool, Pool, Pool!", when teasing Yomi about being (supposedly) fat, she says "'Jiggle jiggle!' Hey, you made a jiggling noise!"
** It doesn't come across in the dub, but in the sub, when Tomo smells sataa andagi, she says "Sniff, sniff, sniff" etc.; the original Japanese has her saying "Kun, kun, kun, kun" etc..
* Fai from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' does this often - he can't whistle, so he just says "Hyuu" all the time. It annoys the heck out of Kurogane. [[spoiler: Ironically, he ''can'' actually whistle.]]
* Rika Furude from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' says "''pachi pachi''", which is Japanese for "clap clap". She does something similar when talking about kitties. However, her most famous demonstration of this trope is her CatchPhrase "''[[UnsoundEffect Nii-pah~!]]''"
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' L does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjqxs0Wy3os once in the anime]], and also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBC_T0ziC0c in the first live action movie]]. He's making a point with it, though.
* ''Franchise/DotHack'' Sora does this whenever he does something dramatic, like jumping off a tall structure ("Boing!"). Whether he's doing this to whittle down people's nerves or if he's [[spoiler:just being the 12-year-old boy that he is]] is unclear.
* In episode 13 of ''AxisPowersHetalia'', [[MoeAnthropomorphism Russia]] punctuates his staring at Japan by cheerfully intoning "Jiii!". [[RuleOfThree Three times in a row.]] Also, Italy is fond of waving white flags and saying, "pata pata pata pata!" which is a flapping noise, as well as squishing kitties' paws and going, "puni puni puni puni," which is a squishy noise.
** In the English dub, France smacks Austria on the head repeatedly while saying "smack smack smack smack."
* Honey does this in the first episode of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. "Poke poke?"
* In one of ''{{Slayers}} Evolution-R''s filler episodes, Pokota gets a dramatic "death scene" after being run over by a cart. His last words: ''"My casting was... too late. Gurk."'' The fact that he pronounces the last word as "gaaku" only makes it better.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', whenever someone ([[ButtMonkey usually Hayate himself]]) says or does something awkward, sometimes everyone else in the room will stare unimpressed, complete with vocalised 'jiin' UnsoundEffect.
* A few times in ''RosarioToVampire'', [[StalkerWithACrush Mizore]] will say 'jiii' when staring at Tsukune from one of her many hiding places (or in plain view of everyone, like when she joins the core TrueCompanions). Amusingly, her mother does the same thing in her introduction.
** And of course, [[KissOfTheVampire Kapuchuu~]].
* Kururu of KeroroGunsou says "Pochi!" (meaning *push*) whenever he presses a button.
* In ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'' [[GenkiGirl Tsuruya]] says "nyoro", which is one of the Japanese words for "tilde" or "~". In informal written Japanese the tilde can be used as an extension of a syllable, giving it a drawn out, sing-song or playful pronunciation. This VerbalTic of hers reached memetic status and even spawned a spinoff, ''NyoronChuruyaSan''.
* Done a lot in Anime/ExcelSaga. It is pretty common to see characters shouting "Gasp!" or "Shocked!".
* Since Ikaros from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' was short-changed in the emotional department, it's very difficult to smile. When Tomoki tries to teach her how to do so, she says 'Niyabi' with a perfectly straight face. Hilarity ensues.
* An episode of SeitokaiYakuindomo has Shino, Aria, and Suzu do this simultaneously to Tsuda as he tries to write an essay for the school paper. He is understandably annoyed.
* Kotetsu Kaburagi from ''TigerAndBunny'' has no shame in speaking in onomatopoeia on public radio. And he's a single father in his thirties.
-->'''Kotetsu:''' ... And I went flying, like ''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: WHOOSH! ]]
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[[folder: BOOM ]]
'' and ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: BANG! ]]
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* To emphasize his quirky manga genius ways, Eiji Niizuma of ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'' does this while working.
* In ''HidamariSketch x SP'' episode 2, somebody is saying several of the sound effects.
* Raika in LightNovel/PapaNoIukotoOKikinasai says 'Jii' from time to time. The first time she does it in front of Sora, the girl laughs and calls her on it.
* Vinegar Doppio in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' usually uses a cell phone to talk to his boss. When it breaks, however, he goes a bit nuts, using anything in the vicinity and saying the "BRING RING RING RING RING" part himself. [[spoiler:Vinegar is a SplitPersonality of Diavolo, his supposed "boss", and the cell phone/random object is how the personalities communicate.]] It's even his win quote in ''All-Star Battle''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* It's been a pretty common practice almost since comic books began that the action be accompanied by sound effects ("POW!" "KA-BLAM!" [[XtremeKoolLetterz "KRAK!"]] "WHAP!", etc.) that will appear in huge letters right in the midst of the panel, as if they were physically present. In parodies, the characters will often lampshade their presence.
* In TheDCU there's a particularly creepy gun-toting villain named Onomatopoeia who actually speaks in nothing ''but'' those noises, aside from saying his own name once. Obviously, the last word you would ever want to hear coming from his mouth is "Blam," as some of his victims found out the hard way. Probably the only time this trope is used dead seriously. And he does this no matter the situation; even after using the bathroom, he says "Flussssh."
* The Jaime Reyes version of ''BlueBeetle'' does this sometimes. Notable in a story from a DC holiday special about a family of crooks where the first crook is punched out by Dan Garrett (the first Blue Beetle) and the second punched out by Ted Kord, each with the appropriate comic book sound effect. When it gets to Jaime Reyes (the third Blue Beetle) and he punches out his crook, he actually says the sound effect.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' does this in the comics from time to time, usually when he gets a bit too carried away beating up some monster.
* {{Deadpool}} loves doing this.
--> '''Deadpool''': Patoom! Spaflunk! Shafwingg! Fwoosh! Thwump! Hmph. I was saying my sound effects out loud, wasn't I? Sfachangg! Okay. Stop that.
* The usual sound effect for [[Characters/XMen90sMembers Jubilee's]] fireworks was "Paf." There was one occasion when she cast some of them to provide light in a dark area, saying, "Let me 'Paf' some light on the subject!"
** Similarly, Deadpool once tried goading {{Wolverine}} into a fight by saying "[[AudibleSharpness Snikt]] me!" Snikt being the usual sound effect for Logan extending his claws. Ironically, the issue in question occurred during a period Logan did ''not'' have his adamantium skeleton, and the correct sound effect would have been "shlikt" instead. Somehow MetaGuy Deadpool didn't take that into consideration.
* In [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye Transformers: More That Meets The Eye #7]], this is parodied... especially funny since the medium is a comic.
--> '''Misfire:''' See that guy over there with the scowl and the head wound? Don't be fooled, Crankcase is actually the most cheerful person you'll ever meet. The thing is, if he smiles his precarious cranial architecture will collapse and he'll die. He's the only Decepticon who can be killed by a single punchline.
--> '''Fulcrum:''' Really?!
--> '''Misfire:''' No, not really... You're just ''miserable,'' aren't you Crankcase?
--> '''Crankcase:''' BAH!
--> '''Fulcrum:''' Did he just say-?
--> '''Misfire:''' I ''know.'' You've seen it written down but never heard it said out loud, right?
** In the same comic, it's a RunningGag that Chromedome can't make the "pfft" dismissive sound effect since he has a mouthplate.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheProducers'': Leo Bloom says "cough" out loud in one scene.
* The titular character from ''Film/TheMask'' does this.
* In ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' Foggy Nelson says "swoosh" to try to convince Matt that he'd actually made a basket in WastebasketBall.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Skadoosh.
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'':
-->'''Max Shreck:''' "Does it really matter who's mayor?"
-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' "It does to me."
-->'''Max Shreck:''' "Yawn."
** This is also played with in the movie's comic adaptation, where the balloon over Max's head says "Yawn"...but the word has six lines arranged around it to let you know that Max is yawning rather than literally saying it.
* Danny in ''HotFuzz'' yells out "Bang! Bang!" to accentuate his gun firing.
* In ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother'', after Sigerson berates Jenny for getting hysterical and thinking everyone is out to get her, she merely states the word "scream" over and over when she notices two suspicious-looking gentlemen.
* An example of "Yawn" in ''TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'':
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' "You've got to keep a sharp eye out for paying customers!"
-->'''[[TheSnarkKnight Squidward]]''': "Yawn."
* In the 2011 ''Film/TheMuppets'' movie, the villain of the piece never actually laughs maniacally. He instead says "Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh." in a rather flat sinister tone. Like pretty much everything else in the movie, this gets a lampshade hung on it at some point.
* In ''[[FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren FFVII: Advent Children Complete]]'', during the extended highway chase, when Reno and Rude have their BigDamnGunship moment, Loz decides to fight back, by lifting his motorcycle and mounting one foot on his buddy's so that his front-facing machine guns are in the air, and starts whaling on the attacking chopper, all while shouting: "Ba- Bang! Babababababang Bang BANG!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Lightning [=McQueen=]'s CatchPhrase "Kachow!"
* In ''Film/{{Heat}}'', Hanna's partner Det. Bosko uses, "Bang, bang, bang-bang-bang," at the scene of the armored car robbery to describe the death of the second guard (the one Neil shoots with an automatic rifle as he's trying to draw his service weapon).
* In ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'', the Moon base has automatic doors that make a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' style whooshing sound when they open. However, unlike in ''Star Trek'', they don't open or close on physical proximity, but when the person leans into the door's microphone pickup and makes the same "shh" sound.
* The first thing the protagonist does in ''Film/{{Laserblast}}'' upon finding the laser gun is waltz around with it while imitating gunfire noises. All of this is openly mocked int the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation.
-->'''Crow:''' Wait until he finds out it doesn't go "pow", but instead "SVWISSH"!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Gaspode the talking dog from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' says "bark," "whine", "woof", and "growl" instead of actually doing so.
--> It could have been worse, squire. I could have said "meow".
* A variation is found in ''ThePhantomTollbooth.'' Milo wants to get into the Soundkeeper's fortress. Since sound doesn't exist in the Valley of Sound at the moment, he must write "knock knock" on a slip of paper and tuck it under the door. Of course, since sound DOES exist within the fortress, the Soundkeeper would've heard it even if he didn't, but it's still a cute gag.
* One of the short mysteries in the ''Clue'' book series opens with Professor Plum doing this while tinkering about with what he thinks is his intelligence multiplier (it's not, actually).
* In a flashback from ''[[TheDresdenFiles Ghost Story]]'', teenage Harry uses "Ka-bang!" as the verbal invocation of a force-effect spell that lets him simulate firing a gun. Lampshaded by adult Harry, who admits his choice of verbal spell-components had been even lamer when he was that age.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/HappyEndings'' Season 3, Episode 14 opens with Brad asking the gang who wants to see pics of him at his job at Chuckles&Hugs. Penny, Alex and Dave all say 'groan' and Max says 'farting noise.' Then,
-->'''Brad:''' C'mon what kind of monster doesn't want to see a pic of me, a chubby Korean kid and a state of the art Bubble Bot 9000 bubble machine?
-->'''Penny,Dave,Max:''' Me.
-->'''Alex:''' Farting noise.
* ''InLivingColor'': "Oh my, we seem to be fresh out of business cards. Hold on... lemme check..."
--> *Searches pockets for 3 seconds*
--> '''BAM!!!!!!''' *Business card in the face*
* [[CrazyAwesome Murdock]] does this ''all the time'' on ''Series/TheATeam''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
-->'''Xander:''' Have you seen Ampata?
-->'''Willow:''' ''*makes indistinct movement while wearing thick fur coat*''
-->'''Xander:''' What was that?
-->'''Willow:''' I shrugged.
-->'''Xander:''' Next time you should probably say "shrug". ''*leaves*''
-->'''Willow:''' "Sigh."
** Willow does this quite a bit. In the next episode she said "gulp" and in the one after that, it was "grr"
** Xander, upon seeing the insane contraption of a tower [[spoiler: that will claim Buffy's life]]: "[[CannibalTheMusical Shpedoinkle]]!"
** Xander, brushed off by a distracted Buffy when he tries asking her out, stands there and lets out a long descending whistle and a crash noise, mimicking the sound of Wile E. Coyote falling off a cliff.
* {{Angel}} Investigations is being secretly bugged by supernatural law firm Wolfram & Hart. One of their minions is transcribing the surveillance recordings.
-->'''Gavin:''' "Keee-yi-ha ow. Someone doing an incantation?"\\
'''Transcriber:''' "No. Angel started training the female in martial arts. I think she got in a lucky punch."
* One bit on ''Late Night With Conan O'Brien'' on the Academy Awards nominations showed a clip from ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' (which was up for Best Sound Effects Editing) with all the sounds clearly being vocalized by some guy, ending with him actually saying "Grab!" as Spidey grabs Mary Jane.
** Another "Late Night" bit had a fake Geraldo Rivera on the TV where the picture is real but the lips are moved by someone else. "Geraldo" is trying to look like a hero in the middle of a warzone in Afghanistan, and Conan is skeptical as he can't see any fighting. "Geraldo" starts to make noises like "kaboom" and "ratatat" to try to convince Conan, but Conan points out he is making those noises with his mouth. "Geraldo" replies "well... they have very primitive technology here, Conan."
* [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Say no more]], wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
** Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce.
* Invoked on ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' with the game ''Sound Effects'', which takes one of two forms. In the first, one performer reacts to sound effects made by another who stands off-stage with a microphone, and the quality varies (in the US version, there's a RunningGag of Ryan Styles' "squeaky squeaky" sound for bicycle tires). In the second, two audience members provide the sounds for the performers, and this is '''always''' played for SoBadItsGood, as the audience members are nervous and giggly and do a poor but hilarious job.
** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Just look out for quacking elephants.]]
* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' episode 11 featured the Rangers yelling "BattleCry!" as they piloted their Megazord into battle.
* [[Series/ICarly PUMPKIN NOISES!]]
* ''TheMuppetShow'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdIGDOgr4Ps Trudge trudge]]
* Repeatedly on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. 'Gasp', 'Sigh', even with non-sounds, like 'Twist!' Perhaps the most amusing one is Judge Dredd: "Gavel gavel gavel! [[LampshadeHanging I lost my gavel over the weekend]], but it doesn't mean you can talk to me like that."
** Taken to a new level when a flashback shows young Tracy wearing a Chewbacca costume (made out of used hair extensions) shouting "Perfectly Executed Chewbacca Sound!"
* ''TheVampireDiaries'' has [[FauxAffablyEvil Damon]] taunting [[CainAndAbel his brother]] [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Stefan]] about why he has returned to their hometown.
-->'''Damon''': "That's for me to know, and you to dot dot dot."
* A second season episode of ''TheGoodWife'' has the Florricks attending an event on which an [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensible poem]] is performed. More than half of the words of the poem demonstrate this trope.
* A regular feature of the Wayne's World sketches from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was Wayne and Garth providing the “diddly-doop, diddly-doop” sound effects for a DreamSequence.
** And who can forget the famous "Schwiing" that Mike Myers described as the sound of a sword being drawn from its scabbord.
* On at least two occasions, the device that makes the Big Wheel beep on ''ThePriceIsRight'' has malfunctioned. As a result, Bob had the audience shout "beep beep beep" as it spun.
* An ad for the Creator/FoodNetwork show ''The Secret Life Of...'' had host Jim O'Connor referring to his show as "The Secret Life Of Dot Dot Dot."
* Series/TheXFiles had a few bleeped-out instances of swearing in ''Jose Chung's "From Outer Space"'' that, because of the {{Rashomon}} style, were done as this trope
--> '''Detective Manners''': Well that's a dead bleepin' alien if I ever bleepin' saw one.
* When TheWB show ''Zoe Duncan Jack and Jane'' was [[NewSeasonNewName renamed]] ''Zoe...'' it was referred to in commercials and whatnot as "Zoe dot dot dot."
* In one of the many Series/RedDwarf episodes where the ship is threatening to explode, Cat enters the room where Rimmer and Lister are talking to Holly. Referring to the RedAlert sirens audible in the background, he says:
--> "Hey guys, I think they're playing our tune, the Ahwooga Waltz! Anyone care to join me in a quickstep?"
** In an earlier episode, the siren breaks, forcing Holly to say "Awooga, awooga, abandon ship!"
* In JimHenson's ''Series/TheTaleOfTheBunnyPicnic'', the dog -- who is the main villain -- had a habit of doing this.
* Played with on the episode of ''UnderTheUmbrellaTree'' in which the kids have to go to the doctor for their shots. Iggy goes last, and he is so scared that he asks permission to take along his headphones and favorite cassette of rap music to calm him. Gloria, Jacob and Holly are waiting when they suddenly hear a wild "OW, WOW!" sound and become frightened because they think Iggy is in pain - but then [[CrowningMomentOfFunny both Iggy and the doctor emerge from the office busting some hip-hop moves]], and it turns out that "OW, WOW!" is one of the rap lyrics.
-->'''Iggy:''' OW, WOW! [[PissTakeRap Leapin' Lizards izz tha ONE!]]
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': The first season had a minor RunningGag with Ivanova describing explosions with "Boom!"
-->'''Ivanova:''' No Boom today, Boom tomorrow. There's ''always'' a Boom tomorrow.
-->''Sinclair and Garibaldi wordlessly walk away''
-->'''Ivanova:''' [[DefensiveWhat What?]] Someone around here's gotta have some damn perspective. Boom. Sooner or later. '''''BOOM!'''''
* "[[ThatsSoRaven Awww]], [[CatchPhrase snap!]]"
* In the ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "Ham Radio", Daphne has the job of doing this during the rehersal for Frasier's radio play, since the actual sound effects aren't available yet. She amuses herself by saying sound effects that aren't in the script; when the ManOfAThousandVoices storms out due to Frasier's micromanagement she says "Sound of door slamming", and when Frasier calls Niles to replace him, without saying that he'll be playing six characters, she says "Sound of ominous organ music indicating trouble ahead".
* During the second half of the two-part ''{{Batman}}'' episode "The Minstrel's Shakedown" / "Barbequed Batman?", the Minstrel's moll, a NeutralFemale like always, is watching Batman and Robin beat down their gang, and begins [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the multicolored "sound-effects" cards]].
-->'''Moll:''' POW! BAM! Look at the Dynamic Duo! ''[pause]'' [[HighHeelFaceTurn Do you really think they'll win, Minstrel]]?

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[[folder:Music]]
* FrankZappa's album ''Waka Jawaka'' is named after a popular guitar riff in rock music at that time.
* JackBlack frequently "sings" guitar licks to fill out bridges in some ''Music/TenaciousD'' songs ("Tribute" being only one example).
* TheWho originally wanted to have a cello section in their song "A Quick One While He's Away..." Unfortunately they didn't have the budget to actually get a cellist so, when the appropriate section of the song came up, the band just sang the word "cello" to the tune of the music.
* In Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Smells Like Nirvana", the first bridge (after the chorus) is punctuated with "burp" and "boing".
* [[Music/{{Rammstein}} FEUER FREI!]] BANG BANG!!!
* [[Music/DavidBowie Aaaah, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am!]]
* Josh Turner sings "Ssssssss... bang." at the end of "Firecracker".
* Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF3vCSDbseg cover]] of [[Music/{{MIA}} Paper Planes]], changes the chorus to the sung: "All I wanna do is bang bang bang bang, ka-ching, and take your money."
* SergeGainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSVBH__bgMo Comic Strip]]". SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZ!
* "[[SelenaGomez Bang, bang, bang, I'm breakin' in...]]"'
* "[[{{Music/Selena}} Bidi bidi bom bom]]" - this is what your heart sounds like in Spanish.
* Music/ThePixies' "Bam Thwok".

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[[folder:Newspaper comics]]
* ''BeetleBailey'' sometimes has the soldiers yelling shooting sound effects in simulated combat.
* ''CalvinAndHobbes'':
** Scientific progress goes "boink?"
** It's Stupendous Man! KAPWINGGG!
* Played with in a ''{{Garfield}}'' strip in which Garfield pranks Jon by hiding in the bushes, jumping out to ring the doorbell, jumping back into hiding when Jon opens the door, and then repeating the process when Jon slams the door. Jon catches Garfield by shouting "SLAM!" to draw him out of hiding - as if the door ''literally'' makes the "SLAM" sound in the ''Garfield'' universe.
* ''TheFarSide'': in one strip, two kangaroos were hopping next to each other and one of them chided the other for saying "boing, boing" out loud.
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[[folder:Professional wrestling]]
* While on commentary at ''GCW Adults F-N Only'', [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] wouldn't just sing along with the {{crowd chant}}s and [[CrowdSong songs]], he'd also 'sing' along to the clapping they did.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Tony Blair in ''Series/DeadRingers'', especially the radio version.
* Bluebottle from ''TheGoonShow'' often reads his sound effects aloud, along with his stage directions.
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[[folder:Stand-Up comedy]]
* During one of his monologues on the ''I Started Out As a Child'' comedy album from TheSixties, Creator/BillCosby renders the sound of North Korean snipers taking out American army medics as a comically high-pitched "Patoom-patoom-patoom!"
* Creator/BillHicks did a lot of these. His ChirpingCrickets in particular were eerily lifelike.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In the musical ''The Frogs'', there is the Travel Song, which has the chorus narrating...how Dionysos and Xanthias walk and what they do and what they encounter. So the song has phrases like: "Walk walk trudge trudge slog slog travel travel" and "Pant pant puff puff drip drip dawdle dawdle" and my personal favorite, "Kvetch."
* In the musical ''IntoTheWoods'', when the Witch describes what a giant can do to an ordinary human, she says "Boom! Crunch." at the same time as the orchestra does actual sound effects for her.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Dakka dakka dakka [[MoreDakka dakka dakka dakka!]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Scout says "Boink!" and "Bonk!", subject to many a MemeticMutation.
** The Heavy does this ''a lot'':
*** "Ya-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta budda-budda-ta-ta-ta Ka-Boom! Ka-Boom!"
*** "BBBZZZZZZZRARARARARARARARAWWWRRRRRRRRRRR! WOHAHAHAHAHA!"
*** During his killtaunt, he has to make the "pow!" noise of his FingerGun himself. [[OneHitKill It still kills instantly]].
** "[[ViolentGlaswegian KAA-BEEEEEEWWM!]]"
** "[[AwesomeAussie Stab, stab, stab!]]"
** Soldier's robot costume: "[[BeepingComputers Beep Boop Bleep Bloop]] [[UnsoundEffect Robot Noises]]"
** The Pyro makes his own [[AirGuitar guitar noises]] for his melee weapon taunt.
*** For some weapons (namely, The Third Degree and the Neon Annihilator), the weapon itself plays a guitar riff.
* Lyle from ''AnimalCrossing'' does this a lot. Bang.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has a sound mod, were pretty much every sound effect is replaced by the creators voice, and yes you can use it for {{Garrysmod}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxN8sCIOOE&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_314885 Video here]]
* Liquid Ocelot in ''{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'': [[spoiler:Bang! Bang! Points his [[FingerGun finger]] at the helicopters and puts a S.O.P. lock on them!]]
* ''NoMoreHeroes'' sequel Desperate Struggle has [[spoiler:Dr. Letz Shake]] who has such things as "SHOCKED GASP" and "DERISIVE LAUGHTER."
* In ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', when VideoGame/{{Kirby}} uses ROB's EyeBeams, he makes a cute "Beep!" sound.
* [[CatGirl Taokaka]] of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' uses this on occasion ("* slurp* "), but averted it at the worst possible time: the voice actor was ''captioned as saying'' [[{{lolcats}} "nom nom nom"]], but chose to make an eating sound instead. [[HotBlooded Bang Shishigami]], being more, well, Japanese, does it with the UnsoundEffect ("* glare* ") in addition to playing it straight ("* thud* ". Yes, he says "thud" when he loses in Story Mode.).
* The original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' had a DummiedOut "PEW PEW PEW" sound pack.
* In ''EndlessFrontier'', one of Aschen's quotes is "Shiiiiiiiiiin...". which is the Japanese sound effect for (silence).
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series, when using up one of his power-up stocks, Shingo will shout "Shakiiin!", which is the sound of something sparkling.
** Speaking of ''KOF''... [[MegatonPunch GALACTICA PHANTOM!]] DOKAAAAAAAAAN!!!
* In ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'', Kay encourages Edgeworth to do his "schwing!" thing in reference to his Logic power (which goes schwing).
* In ''MegaManBattleNetwork 4'', a villain does this on ACCIDENT due to the ''BlindIdiotTranslation''. While actions had previously been denoted with * asterisks* , as such, the Big Bad narmfully yells "GRIN!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', Asha tends to make these after you get the [[SillinessSwitch Scrambler]].
--> [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} "Asha: TOOT TOOT"]]
--> [[OverlyLongGag "Asha: BEEP BEEP"]]
--> [[RuleOfThree "Asha: PEW PEW PEW"]]
* In ''KingdomOfLoathing'', your character imitates certain ranged weapons while firing them, leading to combat messages like "You point at your enemy and say 'Pew pew pew!' Then you remember you have an actual gun, so you just shoot them."
* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', in her introductory chapter Flonne provides her own sound effects... while ''sneaking'' around Laharl's castle. "Woosh! Nin nin nin nin..."
* As with the television ''Buffy'' examples, the video game has Buffy, exasperated with the Scooby Gang's none-too-subtle hints that they'd like to go to the Bronze, actually say aloud, "Audible sigh..."
* In ''GearsOfWar'', the aptly named Boomer enemies will say 'BOOM!' in a deep, menacing voice before firing their grenade launchers at the player. In the sequels, different variants of Boomers appear ([[GatlingGood Grinders]], [[EpicFlail Maulers]], and several more) that will [[CallingYourAttacks say the sound effects of their weapons before they attack]] ('GRIND!', 'CRUSH!').
** Which is then parodied in at least one song, as the singer yells "CALL ATTACK!"
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' (the US Final Fantasy 2 release) had Rydia scream "Screeeam!" at one point.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': {{Deadpool}} again. "[[LimitBreak Bang!]] [[GunsAkimbo Bang Bang Bang!]] [[MoreDakka Bang Bang Bang Bang!]]"
* One or more of the web-spinners in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' will exclaim "BOP!" in the middle of combat.
* The "Zzt!" sound of laying down power lines in ''VideoGame/SimCity 2000'' was a placeholder recorded by series creator Will Wright. The developers liked it so much that they left it in.
* An unusual variation in ''VideoGame/EnchantedScepters''. The narration "A huge tidal wave roars from the south" is accompanied by ''the sound of an animal roaring'', followed by a splash.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', Salvatore tries to increase the immersion of his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM0jk5F26Sk battleship minigame]] by producing the sound effects himself: "Spliiish. Spliiish. Ka-boooom!" The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yyZyy_cMaU Japanese version]] had a different voice actor, but the principle is the same.
* Some of the defective turrets in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' are aware of their inability to fire bullets, and decide that they'd have better luck trying to pass their inspection in a different way:
-->'''Turret''': Uh... Blam! Blam blam blam! [[BlatantLies I'm not defective!]]
* A skull cut from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Combat Evolved Anniversary'' would have replaced the sound effects with 343 Industries employees saying them out loud.
* The best weapon in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' is [[spoiler: [[LethalJokeWeapon a foam finger known as the Hand Cannon]]]]. When you fire the primary attack, [[spoiler: Isaac says "BANG! BANG!"]] When you fire the secondary attack, [[spoiler: Isaac says "PEWPEWPEW!" It is exactly as hilarious as you are imagining.]] It can pop limbs off in just one hit, has unlimited range, and never runs out of ammunition (its only con is its lack of an aiming reticule). In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'', you get the [[spoiler:Devil Horns]]. They do the same thing but have only ''near'' unlimited ammo, so when you reload Isaac rocks out on an invisible guitar.
* In ''{{Toonstruck}}'', if you talk to Bricabrac after getting the outline of your overarching quest:
-->'''Drew''': Hi, Bricabrac.
-->'''Bricabrac''': Who is this... Bricabrac? The name sounds familiar, but, for the life of me, I can't seem to place the face.
-->'''Drew''': He's you.
-->'''Bricabrac''': Who's who?
-->'''Flux''': ''You are Bricabrac.''
-->'''Bricabrac''': Yes, of course I'm Bricabrac -- uh-oh, did you two sillies forget who I was?
-->'''Flux''': Groan.
-->'''Drew''': Heavy sigh.
* Some {{Mook}}s in ''RiverCityRansom'' do this when you beat them.
--> [[MemeticMutation "BARF!"]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has this with Inigo and Owain's C Support.
-->'''Inigo''': Sigh.
-->'''Owain''': Okay, just stop. You're not even sighing. You're just saying the word "sigh".
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', it's a RunningGag of Red Mage to shout "Dun dun dun!" whenever something dramatic is said. [[LampshadeHanging Thorougly lampshaded]] by Black Mage calling him out on it everytime he does it.
* Done in ''Webcomic/BooksDontWorkHere'' notably in [[http://booksdontworkhere.thecomicseries.com/comics/18 this one]]
* Subverted [[NotASubversion or, um, something]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' with Terezi's "PCHOOOOO". John thought she "was just making a little rocket noise or something", but it turns out it's [[spoiler:actually the code for the rocket pack]].
** Later played straight with Gamzee: he both inserts [[VerbalTic honks]] in his chat and speech, and later, [[spoiler: after going into a [[SlasherMovie Slasher Killer]] mode]], was the first confirmation of characters using their typing quirks in speech, [[spoiler: speaking lines either quietly or shouting]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** Done for no other reason than a subversion of a normal sound effect in "The Storm Breaker Saga".
--> '''Undead Osric''': ''(off panel, falling down a chasm)'' My master has seen through my eyes! He knows what you are up to! My master is on his way to destroy the book and steal your souls! ''Hahahhhha! Splat!''
--> '''Torg''': Wow, this chasm isn't half as deep as I thought!
--> '''Zoë''': Torg, he didn't land yet, he just said the word "splat".
--> '''Osric''': Clever girl! Yup, still falling.
** Torg's saying [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20070615 "Bad-guy alert!"]], though not exactly meant as a sound effect, is mistaken for an actual alarm by another character.
** [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=071227 This]] strip during the "2007 Super Special": All Bun-bun has is a butter knife instead of his switchblade, so they have to enact his violent acts verbally.
** [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090923 In "Paradise"]]: Someone pretending to be a machine recording says "crackle, static" when found out.
** Do you [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20030620 know what a Swedish lightsabre sounds like?]]
* Inverted in [[http://mountaincomics.com/?p=22 this]] episode of ''Mountain Time'' when a guy mistakes the intro to a knock-knock joke for an actual knock on the door.
* The easily amused Larxene made her own sound effects during the invasion of FOX in ''AnsemRetort''. Ansem called her out on it...and then for making one up.
-->'''Larxene''': ''Ching-battle!''
-->'''Ansem''': Okay, that's so not a sound effect.
* [[CloudCuckooLander Eddie]] does it in [[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=176 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit''.
** Also played with in [[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=387 this]] strip: Kyran and Delaine are arguing, and Delaine slams down a scalpel. ([[FridgeLogic What was that doing in a dentist's office anyway]]?):
-->'''Delaine:''' DON'T CORRECT ME ON MY GODDAMN-- (''shlunk'')
-->'''Both:''' ''looking down)'' "Shlunk"?
-->'''Kyran:''' (holds up stabbed hand)'' Whoopsies.
* Skull attempting to eavesdrop on phone conversations.
-->'''Brent''': Skull, hang up the phone!
-->'''Skull''': Click!
-->'''Brent''': ... Did you just say 'click'?"
-->'''Skull''': Dial-toooooone.
* Webcomic/DinosaurComics did this in one strip with Rex trying to say a "?". He simply says questionmark extremely quickly. After being told that this is incredibly lame, he tries to say "$", and succeeds. Appearently "$" sounds like a dog vomiting.
* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', The AltText suggests that this is why there are six blams and five pings when the [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/3p22 raptor-riding mexican bandits attack]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
-->'''Xykon''': Gosh, minions, don't let any of those big scary adventurers touch my poor little gate, located to my left with significantly less guards than the rest of the room. Just a touch would destroy it. Wink, wink.
-->'''Redcloak''': Sir, I hardly think that is going to accomplish anything.
-->'''Xykon''': You'd be surprised.
-->'''Redcloak''': Sir, you actually said the words, "wink, wink." I mean--
* ''{{Starslip}}'': [[http://starslip.com/2010/02/18/onomatopyewpyew Onamotapyewpyew]].
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has a [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=706 robot saying "whistle"]].
* Used in both ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/extra_womanly (by Brooke)]] and ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100710.html (by Zii)]], both series written by the same team.
* Happens on [[http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/?comic=20100429-game-over this page]] of ''ThinkBeforeYouThink''.
* From ''HijinksEnsue'': "[[http://hijinksensue.com/2011/11/05/the-black-shakes Audible gasp!]]"
* Done in this [[http://www.goats.com/archive/060815.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{goats}}'' when Phillip "slams" a [[DilatingDoor futuristic automatic sliding door]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', this is how the language of Finnish is portrayed.
* In [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/todays-comic-399/ this]] ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Mustachio used the phrase "Startled track-skip!" as an exclamation.
** Mustachio is a steampunk robot who's mind is stored on wax drums similar to very early phonograph records, by the way
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ArbyNTheChief has Chief, who either is spouting LeetLingo or SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud as his entire vocabulary. [[RuleOfFunny It's completely hilarious.]]
* Strong Bad parodies this on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. While showcasing the pros (and cons) of shapeshifting, his shapeshifting is accompanied by him loudly blurting out, "DWAYNE!!" In ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'', he also tends to narrate the sound effects like "Arrow'd!" or "Punt!"
** In fact, they have a page about it [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Spoken_Sound_Effects on their wiki]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iptbt0w67ZE This]] video.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKI64cfAvNY Nate Sound Pack]] is this trope as applied to ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
* Taken to ridiculous extremes in ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged''. For example, "rose", "fishbone", and "whoosh".
* In ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', "gasp" and "poof" are spoken (in [[DullSurprise monotone]], no less) as they are flashed.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Tucker sometimes likes to make sound effects for his energy sword when he swings it, or turns it on.
** There's also a near-invoking of this trope when, because Doc doesn't have a gun, he's told to just yell "Bang Bang Bang"
* "Point point", "gasp" and [[ATwinkleInTheSky "twinkle"]] have appeared in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''.
** "Holy bleep on a bleep sandwich!"
** "Surprised gasp!"
* In {{MSTing}}s, the standard reply on the use of an onomatopoeia within prose is, "TOGGG!"
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall 90's Kid]] did this during his review of ''FreakForce''. He actually read the sound effects out loud and even summarized the battle using nothing but sound effects.
* Lampshaded in a [[TheRandomVerse Random Verse]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcIjRuYz61w&feature=channel ComicCon video]]:
-->'''Deadpool:''' Poof! What did that low-budget sound effect mean?
* ''WebVideo/LastExileAbridged'' is full of this, as are virtually every video by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Unwardil Unwardil]].
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPRdKNzoyDA this]] DramaticReading of ''FanFic/HaloHalosInSpace 2: Aliens Attack'', the narrator read the sound effects for Joe Chief's shields recharging ("Joe Chief waited for the bzzt bzzt chhhhhrg"), [[{{Narm}} causing him to laugh out loud while doing so]].
* [[RedLetterMedia "Mr. Plinkett"]], while reviewing "The Phantom Menace" used "BLAMO" and "SHEBANG" as soundeffects in one point of the review.
* In [[Anime/CodeGeass Code MENT]], Lelouch goes so far as to say "Audible gasp!" when something shocking happens.
* In ''UnforgottenRealms'', there is a magical item mentioned that is called "The Twin Daggers of Pew-pew-pew," which actually turns out to be a [[spoiler: [[{{BFG}} double-barreled]] [[FrickinLaserBeams laser cannon]].]]
--> Orge: ORGE SOUND!
* Sweetie Belle [[spoiler:the robot]] in the ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' episode "Neigh, Soul Sister" shouts "Gasp!" when Applejack reveals that she's letting Apple Bloom's place in the race.
* Done for comedic effect in [[Fireball20XL Sonic Bastardized]] between Metal Jason and Sonic.
--> '''Metal Jason:''' Show me your moves. [[CallingYourAttacks Falcon]] [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Kick!]]
--> '''Sonic:''' [[Anime/Pokemon Looks like we're blasting off again!]] [[TwinkleInTheSky Twinkle.]]
* [[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Vegeta]] screaming "[[MoreDakka dakka]]" over and over while firing energy blasts at Freeza.
** Which itself is a [[BrickJoke callback]] to [[Creator/TeamFourStar the team's]] playthroughs of [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 Left 4 Dead 2]], where they yell "dakka" while firing their guns.
* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' has one of the dolls make beeping noises if he or she has to operate a control panel that's actually a sticker.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Super Bwoing of the Super6 - "ZIP, ZAM, ZOWIE and SWOOOSH!" -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1T8-hDy5I CLICK!]]
* Harvey's secretary in ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' once said "slight retch" while talking over the intercom.
** And all those times Harvey slumps and says "sigh..."
** And anytime Mentok does his "Bweeop!" mindtakery.
** And Birdgirl/Judy's tendency to sound out sound effects.
** "I'll bite you on the ass... growl."
* Tigger from Disney's version of ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' shouts "Gasp!" a lot.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Dale Gribble likes to say "Shi Shaw!" or some variant when doing anything particularly action-based. It has become something of a catchphrase of his.
* Both of ''TheAngryBeavers'' used to say "dun dun dun dramatic reverb", whenever something was seemingly dramatic.
** Also, in the episode where Dagget is training to be a ninja, he [[CallingYourAttacks calls out his attack]], the Silent Wind of Doom, ''whoosh!''
* Plankton from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' does this in place of AudibleSharpness when he presents Spongebob with a golden spatula. "Shing! Sparkle sparkle."
** He also [[{{GASP}} GASPS]] during another episode.
** In yet another episode, he has a dream where he is a giant destroying Bikini Bottom:
-->I see you... ZAP! ''(shoots a laser from his eye; then sees the Krusty Krab)'' Oh, look, it's the Krusty Krab, home of the Krabby Patty. ''(steps down hard on it, smashing it)'' CRUSH! ''(takes the sign and walks off with it, licking it like a lollipop)'' Lick, lick...
* ''{{Transformers}}'' has Warpath, a tank Autobot with a habit of saying things like 'BLAM' and 'POW', ''for no apparent reason.'' Also may count as a weird speech defect, which isn't uncommon in the Autobots.
* In ''GarfieldAndFriends,'' The US Acres cast is [[MediumAwareness visited by]] people from, as everyone puts it, "Da dum! '''The network.'''" Even the network executive's card lists him as being from "Da dum! The Network".
* Near the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Fa-la-la-la-Ed", the Eds indulge in this when Ed and Eddy are playing around in Edd's parents' room.
-->'''Eddy''': Stroke! Stroke! Stroke!
-->'''Ed''': My turn! Boing!
-->'''Eddy''': Smack!
-->'''Ed''': Whoosh!
-->'''Edd''': Pant! Pant! Pant! Pant!
* [[GIJoe "Range 42. Fire. BANG!"]]
* The people behind ''FriskyDingo'' and ''{{Archer}}'' are fond of this. Boosh! is a well known one (it's the sound of laser guns being fired).
** {{Archer}} ramps up the adult-ness by repeatedly using "Sploosh!" as the spoken-word indicator for female arousal (often accompanied by a groin-height splashing gesture).
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** In the episode "Make'Em Laugh", a comedian introduces himself as "Smilin' Shecky Rimshot! Ba-doom-boom!" [[spoiler: He's actually SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.]]
** Another episode had Batman and Harley Quinn temporarily teaming up to find the Joker. While they are moving through a darkened storage area, Harley punctuates every step she takes while sneaking by cheerfully announcing: "Sneak, sneak, sneak!" - much to Batman's annoyance.
* ''TheSimpsons'' have the time-honored [[MemeticMutation "yoink!"]]
-->'''Homer''': [[RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear Goodbye? Dial tone?]]
** ''Zaaaaaaaaaaaap.''
* It was more common during the early Fleischer era, but {{Popeye}} often did this when he let Bluto have it (after eating spinach of course).
-->"Oh yeah? WHAM!!"
* A PorkyPig short had him contending with Sylvester and group of alley cats. At one point when they're thrown out (again):
-->'''Sylvester''': Are we men, or are we mice?
-->'''(unnamed smallest cat)''': [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder I like cheese!]]
-->'''Sylvester''': (while [[DopeSlap smacking]] the other cat) SMACK!
* Alfe in ''TheProblemSolverz'' does this at times.
-->'''Alfe''' (upon breaking the magic clock): SMASH!
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the banana guards are in charge of security in the Candy Kingdom. While chasing criminals, they hold their arms out to the side and make their own police siren noises.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", several ponies attempt, badly, to fake the sounds of power tools. At one point, Rainbow Dash can be heard saying [[UnsoundEffect "Drill, drill!"]] and Twilight Sparkle can be heard saying "Safety gear!"
** In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May The Best Pet Win]]", Rainbow Dash declares that the final challenge for who's going to be her pet is a race through Ghastly Gorge.
-->'''Rainbow Dash''': DUN DUN DUNNNNN!
** In addition to actual chewing noises when scarfing down the ice cream, Rarity can be heard sounding out "nom nom nom" in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]''.
* Shocking developments in ''TheFairlyOddparents'' are generally met with one or more characters shouting "gasp!" [[LampshadeHanging This has not gone unnoticed by other characters]].
-->'''Mr. Turner:''' Those gasping mice are right!
** Timmy and Vicky in particular are also known for saying "yawn" frequently.
* In "Getting to Paris is Hard" on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', Spencer walks away in anger saying "frustrated grunt."
* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' Episode, "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars": After forcing Dib out of Tak's ship, Zim starts gloating:
--> '''Dib''': No, you've got to let me back in!
--> '''Zim''': It's over, Dib! Dun dun DUUUN!
* In one episode of Dan Vs., Dan attempts to mimic the phone breaking up by saying crackle and buzz.
-->'''Dan''': WHAT'S THAT? You're breaking up! Crackle, crackle! Buzz!
-->'''Elise''': You're not even making good noises. You're just saying crackle, and buzz!
-->'''Dan''': Crackle! Buzz! (''hangs up''')
* A sheriff pig... thing on ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. It's actually the most most coherent word he says the whole episode.
--> '''Sheriff Pig... Thing''': BANGBANGBANGITYBANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANG!
* In "Baseball Bugs" when BugsBunny is bragging about how he could beat the Gas House Gorillas:
-->WAM! A homer! WAM! Another homer! WAM! WAM! WAM! WAM!
** In "Falling Hare" after Bugs nearly sets off a blockbuster bomb, he confronts what he suspects is a gremlin:
-->'''Bugs:''' Why, you little...you...you...you...(''beat'') Gasp!
** In "The Hare-Brained Hypnotist," Bugs pretends to be Elmer's rifle and calls out "Bang!" each time Elmer pulls the trigger. Elmer does this to Bugs in "Hare Brush" (as Elmer thinks he's a rabbit and Bugs has been hypnotized to be Elmer).
* The space-traveling Solenoid Robots from RogerRamjet constantly hummed, buzzed, and clicked ... by saying "Hum, buzz, click".
* A HeckleAndJeckle cartoon had Jeckle pretending to be a bottle of water that Chesty the Bulldog tries to open:
-->'''Jeckle:''' (''as Chesty tries to open and pour'') Squeak, squeak, squeak, pop! Glug glug glug glug glug glug!
* Daffy Duck uses this to pretend to be a bottle of champagne in "Daffy Dilly".
-->'''Daffy:''' Pop! Gurgle gurgle gurgle gurgle...
** This gag is referenced in an episode of WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures with Buster Bunny pretending to be a bottle of soda as he tries to free captured animals from Elmyra's room. In the same scene of the same episode he also pretends to be Elmyra's lamp ("click...").
* Rico from the ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' show with his "Kaboom" catchphrase, anyone?
* [[GenkiGirl Mabel]] from "GravityFalls" loves this trope. Her favorite, or so it seems, is "boop". She says this whenever she bops Dipper in the nose.
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[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Often done by directors such as Creator/GraemeHarper when filming.
* An ''especially'' annoying practice since the era of rock-n-roll began is "singing" along to the electric guitar part, which when pronounced by the human voice box tends to sound like "bearn-a-dearn-dearn" or some similarly Scandinavian-sounding gibberish.
* BrianBlessed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZW3RWBKOuw#t=2m20s claims]] to have spoiled a take in ''Flash Gordon'' doing this.
* Similar case in ''OnceUponATimeInMexico'' - they ran out of 'real' gun props, decided to use fake ones with the gunshots and muzzle flash added in post-production, and AntonioBanderas messed up a take or two by going "pchoo pchoo pchoo" while he mimed firing them.
* Internet phrases (such as lol, rofl, and lmao) do this because of the lack of sound between two typing parties. Add a webcam to the chat and HilarityEnsues as you are torn between typing out that you laughed at a joke when your conversation buddy clearly sees that you merely huffed. Or didn't even crack a smile. This leads to amusing anecdotes when people who are used to being online start saying things like "burb" (brb) when going on break at work.
** Or worse, people sitting behind computers in the same room chatting with each other online, typing LOL in dead silence, without so much as looking up.
* Emeril Lagasse's "BAM!"
* Several actors filming the ''StarWars'' prequels had to be told not to make lightsaber noises with their mouths, because the camera could see their lips moving.
* Basketball players and spectators will often say "swoosh!" after a basket is made that hits "nothing but net."
* Children are prone to this, especially during imaginative play.
** And sometimes, some adults are prone to this, too, when they engage in imaginative play with their children.
* Firearms enthusiasts refer to a catastrophic failure as a "kaBOOM", abbreviated kB! in online discussion.
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