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->"''This is the latht time I work with thomebody with a thpeech impediment!''"
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''' about '''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck''', ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''

A thpeech impediment ith a condition affecting thome people that hinderth their thpeaking abilities. Unfortunately, thothe afflicted with a thpeech impediment tend to be theen ath leth intelligent than thothe without. Ath a rethult, thpeech impediementth are almotht alwayth given to thtupid or awkward characterth.

May be faked ath [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuthcating Thtupidity]], or hath to be overcome to [[FeigningIntelligence look intelligent]]. Rarely ith [[SpeechImpededLoveInterest The Hero or a Love Interetht affected with thith]], though there'th a whole [[http://forums.rtbookreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=8327 litht of thuch catheth]]. Frequently [[LoserArchetype The Lother]]. Not to be confused with s-s-scared stu-u-uttering.

May manifetht ath a lithp, ath theen in the firtht two paragraphth, or [[PorkyPigPronunciation as a-a st-t-t-t-utter]]. [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Owuh it may weveo itself as a weawy pwofound twoubo with the wettehs aw and ehw]].

May overlap with VerbalTic. Could be cauthed by FangThpeak. ElmuhFuddSyndwome is a Subtwope (and s-s-so is PorkyPigPronunciation).

See also ElectronicSpeechImpediment.



[[folder: Meta]]
* FangThpeak comes from the fact that wearing prosthetic fangs ''causes'' a SpeechImpediment, so the dialogue has to be written to accommodate that.
* TheIgor

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Neliel Tu Odelschwanck of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has a rather pronounced lisp in the Japanese anime and manga, causing cute mispronunciations of some words and the main character's name (Isygo). Crosses a little bit into FangThpeak as the source of Nel's lisp seems to be her [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/19373/420518-vlcsnap-247045.png broken]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/19373/420513-Nel__child__by_oshidark.jpg teeth.]]
* [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata Hyuga]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a rather pronounced stutter, tripping over her own words and saying "Ano/Um" a lot more than necessary. More than likely, this is the result of [[AbusiveParents her abusive upbringing]]. It's taken UpToEleven in some fanfics that have her [[{{Flanderization}} stutter on every syllable]]. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets better]] in Part II. By the Invasion of Pain arc, she completely loses her stutter.
* Brief from Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt, particularly around Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Panty.
* Potpourri of ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'' has a lisp, most likely because he's a young fairy, leading him to call his partner Itsuki "Itshuki" and his VerbalTic "-desu" "-deshu".
* Sakura Kyouko of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has a slight lisp.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Tsuruya's CuteLittleFang gives her a small impediment that causes her to occasionally mispronounce words. Fans also speculate that this is where her "[[MemeticMutation Nyoron~]]" comes from.
** Mikuru is also described as having a slight lisp in the original novels and the Japanese script for the anime, but it's not carried over into the English dub of the series.
* Suzu, the blind girl who "sees" using {{Magitek}} sonar from ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'', has a speech impediment which FridgeLogic states is because said device relays her own voice back to her. [[TruthInTelevision Which is a real condition]], albeit without the Magitek.
* For [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext whatever reason]], [[NationsAsPeople Sweden]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' can't pronounce his vowels.
-->'''Sweden''': F'nl'nd's m' w'fe.
-->'''Finland''': What?
* Shoko from ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' is deaf and when she speaks her words are quite slurred. This is most noticeable when she was bullied by Shoya as an elementary schooler and later [[spoiler:when he doesn't understand her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.]]
* Nicholas from ''{{Anime/Gangsta}}'' has been deaf since birth and speaks in a noticeably clipped and awkward manner, including {{AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle}} to the point that even the original Japanese subtitles his speech, which is why he usually prefers to communicate via UsefulNotes/SignLanguage.

[[folder: Comic Bookth]]
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'':
** Abel stutters heavily. The stutter goes away when he's telling a story and seems to be nerves due to his brother's cruel habits. In the same series and ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', Mazikeen can only talk with half her face (the other half rotted away); she borders on TheUnintelligible.
** Zelda. Apparently that's the reason why she was originally speechless.

[[folder: Fan Workth]]
* Derpy was born with one in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' that causes her to mix up words for sound-a-likes. If she gets worked up, it gets worse and can get to the point where it just becomes beings with vague relations to what she really means (IE, book=I know), at which point only her daughters can understand her. She takes diction classes and gets somewhat better, but she still struggles with it.
* In the ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', our ShrinkingViolet heroine Vale has a tendency to stammer when she's feeling nervous or scared. It's pretty difficult to intimidate anyone in the arena when your empty threats come out all stuttery.
* In FanFic/Gensokyo20XX, we have Chen's ElmuhFuddSyndwome, though by chapter 62 in Gensokyo 20XXV, she seems to have overcome this, however, Amoridere did state that, while Chen can say "L"s and "R"s correctly, she still has speech impediments in that she has a lisp and that her speech is a tad slurred but neither of which are that noticeable.
* Early {{fanon}} from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gave [[FanNickname Derpy Hooves]] (also known as "Ditzy Doo", "Bright Eyes", or "Bubbles") a speech impediment however to just what degree [[DependingOnTheWriter varied]]. It could range from a noticeable stutter to a speech disorder where she spoke incomprehensibly. Over time the portrayal died out in preference for her being TheDitz instead of InspirationallyDisadvantaged, though her referring to her {{fanon}} daughter as "muffin" is a [[TheArtifact remnant]] of the old fanon.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' Rainbow Dash has a speech impediment and a stutter due to [[spoiler:ChildhoodBrainDamage]].
* Minor character Aquei Ereth in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' has a pronounced lisp. He's no dummy, though; he's the Circle's chief information officer, and is so dignified that no one would ever think to laugh at him for his lisp.

[[folder:Filmth -- Animated]]
* Gussie Mouseheimer in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
-->'''Honest John''': Oh, a ''rally''. \\
'''Gussie Mouseheimer''': "That's what I said! A wawwy!"
* Sid from the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movies has a "lateral lisp".
* In a rare example of the protagonist, Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' seems to have a small lisp.
* Prince Froglip from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'' speaks with a lisp, especially when he threatens to tear out the humans thbbbt-ingernailthhhhs.
* King Candy from ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' speaks with a lisp, although not constantly.
* Z the ant who is the main character from the first animated DreamWorks Movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' is known to have a stutter when he speaks and also has a slight lisp. Especially when he talks to General Mandible.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' Peepers the Mouse has a lateral lisp, which Snipes the Magpie makes fun of at one point.
-->'''Peepers''': My '''lithp''', '''elevateth''', and '''itholateths''' me, and maketh me a rare '''thpethimen'''.
* Norman, the guinea pig from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'' has a wet and spitty lisp when he talks.
* Kathy from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' has a lisp. But she speaks more often in ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' which in that film it is more noticeable. You can tell she has a lisp because of her big buck teeth like a bunny.
** Darla, Dr. Sherman's "fish-killer" niece, also has this. The braces she's wearing doesn't help her with speaking much either.
* Hubie from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' has a stutter. Especially when he sings the musical number "Sometimes I Wonder."


[[folder: Filmth -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' focuses on the real-life stutter of King George VI, and the unconventional psychologist cum speech therapist who helped him to deal with it.
* Marie-Sophie from ''Film/AttentionBandits!''. Unlike most examples, her stutter is presented as a charming quirk, rather than a disability.
* K-k-k-Ken from ''Film/AFishCalledWanda''. The kernel of an idea that created the film was a scene in which someone trying to interrogate a man with a terrible stutter.
* [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Pontius Pilate]] and Biggus Dickus in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''.
-->'''Pilate''': This man commands a cwack legion! He [[StealthPun wanks]] as high as any in Wome!
* The priest (referred to as "The Impressive Clergyman" in the credits) in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "Mawwidge! Mawwidge is what bwings us togevah today!" In the book, it's compounded by him being somewhat senile and deaf as a post.
* Livingson Dell of ''Film/OceansEleven'' seems to stutter.
* Cleveland's stutter from the ''Film/LadyInTheWater'' is an important part of his characterization.
* [[Creator/CillianMurphy John Skillpa]] but not Emma in ''Film/{{Peacock}}''.
* Billy Bibbit stutters in ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. It turns out all he needed was to get laid.
* A resistance fighter suffers from one in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''. The evil [[BloodKnight Captain Vidal]] even taunts him about it, claiming that if he can count to three without stuttering, he would be free to go. [[NightmareFuel/PansLabyrinth It's one of the most horrifying moments in the movie]].
* In ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'', Dylan is said to have stuttered as a child. His stutter resurfaces at one point.
* Norman Bates of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' has an occasional stammer. Initially, it adds to his early {{adorkable}}ness, and seems to be due to nerves. It becomes more unsettling later, when it becomes apparent that Norman stammers over significant words.
* ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'' (Czechoslovakia, 1977): Baron Rupert von Kratzmar suffers from rhotacism. He pronounces his r's and ř's incorrectly at the back of his mouth. It's a fairly common Speech Impediment among Czech speakers. [[spoiler:It's part of his disguise and SecretIdentity. He speaks normally when he's only with his servant.]]
* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. Evelyn Mulwray stutters whenever she mentions her f-father. This turns out to be a ChekhovsGun.
* ''Film/{{Stutterer}}'' is a short film about a man whose severe stutter makes it very difficult for him to communicate and threatens his budding Internet romance.
* In ''Film/{{Paulie}}'', the titular bird's beloved owner Marie was a severe stutterer as a child, which was strongly hinted to have been caused by her overbearing father.

[[folder: Joketh]]
* A guy calls his buddy, the horse rancher, and says he's sending a friend over to look at a horse. His buddy asks, "How will I recognize him?" "That's easy; he's a midget with a speech impediment." So, the midget shows up, and the guy asks him if he's looking for a male or female horse. "A female horth." So he shows him a prized filly. "Nith lookin horth. Can I thee her eyeth"? So the guy picks up the midget and he gives the horse's eyes the once over. "Nith eyeth, can I thee her earzth"? So he picks the little fella up again, and shows him the horse's ears. "Nith earzth, can I see her mouf"? The rancher is getting pretty ticked off by this point, but he picks him up again and shows him the horse's mouth. "Nice mouf, can I see her twat"? Totally mad as fire at this point, the rancher grabs him under his arms and rams the midget's head as far as he can up the horse's fanny, pulls him out and slams him on the ground. The midget gets up, sputtering and coughing. "Perhapth I should rephrase that. Can I thee her wun awound a widdlebit"?
* A man with a horrible stutter is asking for directions to Maple street from a boy he saw on the street. "D-d-d-d-d.. do y-y-ou kn-n-n-ow whuh-whuh-where M-m-m-aple St... treet Ih-ih-is?" The boy just repeatedly shakes his head. Finally the man wanders off. A woman walks up to the boy and says "I've seen you around here - don't you ''live'' on Maple street? Why didn't you tell him?" The boy stutters "I-i-i-i c-c-c-c-c-couldn't"
* An old standby is lamenting just how ''cruel'' someone had to be to put an S in "lisp".
* A man goes to a cafe, and his waiter has a hunchback. "How much for a thcrewdrivah?" the man asks. "$25," says the waiter. "A tequila thunrithe?" "$30." "And how much ith a martini?" "$20." After the man finishes his dinner, he sets a tip on the table, saying, "I'm giving you thome ethtra for not making fun of my lithp." The waiter smiles and says, "You didn't make fun of my hump." "Oh, that! The pritheth are tho high in thith dump I thought it wath your ath!"
* How do you think the unthinkable? [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic With an ithberg]]. ([[DontExplainTheJoke How do you sink the unsinkable? With an iceberg.]])
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor is galloping along on his horse, waving his hammer and hamming it up as usual, roaring "[[SayMyName I'M THOR!]]" So his [[TalkingAnimal horse replies]], "Oth courth you're thore. You put the thaddle on the wrong way, thilly."

[[folder: Literature]]
* Frederica from ''The Gamekeeper's Lady'', an example of a LoveInterest. She always stumbles on the protagonist's name ("R-Robert"), which doesn't stop them from falling in love.
* Evie Jenner from LisaKleypas' Wallflower series has a quite pronounced stutter, which is partly the result of her unhappy life and abuse. After her marriage in "Devil in Winter", it becomes much less prominent, but it never completely goes away.
* Carla from Jack Casserly's ''[[Literature/CaesarsCoin Caesar's Coin]]'' has a strong stutter.
* Leda from M. P. Shiel's ''Literature/ThePurpleCloud'' pronounces her r's as l's.
* {{Subverted|Trope}}/{{Lampshaded}} in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', where [[TheIgor Igors]] are ''expected'' to lisp, and almost all of them do so. The females don't do it as often, and some younger, "modern" Igors also drop the lisp on occasion.
** "Classic" Igors [[VerbalTicked drop it sometimes]] under stress.
** In ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'', it's said that one of the rats had a stutter when he learned to speak. Then he got eaten.
** Mr. Tulip in ''Discworld/TheTruth'' has one due to strict upbringing. When he swears (or tries to) all you get is "-ing".
* Billy Bibbit in ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' stutters. His name even ''sounds'' like a stutter.
* "Stuttering" Bill in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{IT}}''.
* Literature/ErastFandorin, after the f-first book. [[LetsGetDangerous Except when he gets dangerous]].
* Emmanuel from Boris Akunin's ''[[Literature/SisterPelagia Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel]]'' speaks with a lisp.
* In the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series, Anne's youngest child, Rilla, has a lisp. She outgrew it by the time she was fourteen, though in times of nervousness or stress she often relapsed.
* In the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey, the character Kestrel/Jonny has a stutter (except when singing) due to a fever and a really awful scare he had as a child, though he eventually manages to overcome it.
* A character in the Literature/{{Redwall}} book ''Taggerung'' has a stutter, until he learns to overcome it, mainly due to the fact that he doesn't stutter when he's singing.
* In ''Literature/WieldingARedSword'', Mym (who later takes over as War) has a stutter when speaking and therefore sings in order to avoid it.
* The French SciFi novel ''Literature/{{Malevil}}'' has Momo. Because of [[ManChild severe mental handicaps]], Momo speaks with a severe slur and extra "H" sounds. For example, "Leave me alone, for God's sake!" comes out as "Heevheeahone, hor Hodhake!!"
* P-p-p-poor p-p-p-pathetic P-p-p-professor [[Franchise/HarryPotter Quirrell]]! [[spoiler:Subverted when it's revealed at the end this is an ObfuscatingDisability]].
* Karl Sadeghi, in the ''Series/DoctorWho Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''The Year of Intelligent Tigers'', has a slight stutter. A few sections written from his perspective also seem to suggest he has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia synesthesia]]. So he's a bit of an odd duck.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The PsychoForHire Vargo Hoat, captain of the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Brave Companions]], has a swollen tongue from some unknown malady that causes him to lisp, which is represented in his dialogue. He's occasionally mocked behind his back for "slobbering" his words. Jaime jokes that the reason he lied about Brienne's family fortune in sapphires is because he wanted to hear Vargo say "thappireth."
* Cordelia Naismith briefly acquires a stutter in ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'' due to post-traumatic stress; it goes away when she resolves her issues and takes action.
* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' of ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]]'' novels, Leia meets a Wookiee with a speech impediment. However, his particular problem actually makes it easier for non-Wookiees to understand his speech, so he has a job with foreign relations.
* Joseph Olivera from ''Literature/TimeRiders'' has a horrible stutter that flares up when he's nervous. Waldstein finds it amusing.
* Chloe from ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' stutters terribly when nervous.
* In ''Literature/OttoAndTheFlyingTwins'' by Charlotte Heptie, all the Karmidees (the magical people) have a very specific impediment: they cannot pronounce the word "lemon". This serves as a way to distinguish them from "normies" (i. e. ordinary people).
* Iseult of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' stutters when she's nervous. She used to stutter all the time, but learned to control it, so it's a sign that she's incapable of keeping calm.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': One of the traces Locke retains from his book counterpart (Vargo Hoat) is the lisp, though his is less noticeable.
* The title character in ''Series/IClaudius'' suffers from a stutter.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Tara stutters when she's nervous in her earliest appearances in the fourth season, notably when we first meet her in "Hush", and when Faith-in-Buffy grills her in "Who Are You?". She later gains enough self-confidence to overcome the stutter, and even face down other characters. (Note that Willow noticeably stuttered in the first season as well, and occasionally tripped over syllables well into the series, though any impediment was almost gone by the last season.) Tara's stutter was clearly a side-effect of her abusive childhood as it gets worse when her family comes to town.
** Giles has a slight stammer, as well. Anthony Stewart Head has stated in interviews that LoopingLines for this was so irritating he'll never play a character with a speech impediment again.
* Arkwright from ''Series/OpenAllHours''.
* The TV presenter Jonathan Ross famously has a mild rhotacism which gets exaggerated by impressionists, and maintains a sense of humour about it. On his guest appearance as a gameshow host on ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', the scriptwriters went out of their way to insert as many words beginning with R into his dialogue as possible.
** Speaking of ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' and rhotacism, Raquel finds out to her cost why her singing partner's signature song is "Delilah". It doesn't have any Rs in it. When she persuaded him to diversify his wepertoire, they ended up singing "Cwying", followed by (off-screen, described in Raquel's rant at Del Boy who legged it halfway through the performance, which was for a notorious gangster) "Congwatulations", "Please Welease Me" and "The Gween Gween Gwass of Home".
*** And that was followed by a medley of Wock 'n' Woll!
* Tina on ''Series/{{Glee}}''--at least for part of the first season. Her stutter was dropped because it turned out she was faking it to push people away.
* Walter "Flynn" White Jr. on ''Series/BreakingBad'' -- notable because the actor actually has cerebral palsy, although Flynn's condition is actually significantly worse than R. J. Mitte's (Mitte doesn't need crutches, for a start). When it comes to the associated speech issues, it's clear that Mitte is exaggerating Flynn's impediment; Mitte's natural speech is clearly that of someone with mild cerebral palsy, speaking very fluidly with a bit of a "thick tongue" effect (since cerebral palsy affects muscle control and the tongue is a muscle), while Flynn also stutters a bit.
* Baby Bear on ''Series/SesameStreet''. "Powwidge, powwidge, powwidge..."
* No love for [[MrFanservice Bobby Sherman's]] Jeremy Bolt and his stutter on ''Here Come the Brides''?
* Spinner from ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' seems to have a mild speech impediment, although it might have to do with his tongue piercing.
* In the BBC adaptation of ''Series/TheScarletPimpernel'', [[PrettyBoy cute]] Lord Tony Dewhurst played by Creator/JamieBamber stutters adorably.
* On ''Series/ThePajanimals'', Squacky (a duck) sometimes speaks with a lisp.
* The Third Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' had a mild lisp, because his actor (Creator/JonPertwee) had one.
* There's also Rick in the ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', who can't pronounce his R's. Presumably it's to emphasize how childish he is.
* In the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch "Travel Agent," Mr. Smoketoomuch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz2LaJOVAiA has]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7QhiYhaE0 a speech impediment]]: he can't pronounce the letter "C", instead pronouncing it as the letter "B". He can get around it by replacing the "C" with a "K" for words with hard "C"s. It's all due to a trauma he suffered when he was attacked by a Siamese bat as a sbool boy.
* J.J. from ''Series/{{Speechless}}'' has cerebral palsy and either can't speak vocally or is uncomfortable doing so. To communicate he uses a head-mounted laser pointer and a board filled with words and letters to form sentences.
* La Popis in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' originally spoke like if she had Cleft lip, this was abandoned after a concerned father told Chespirito that kids in the school were mocking his son who had Cleft lip because of that, so after the first two seasons Popis started to speak normally.
* [[TortureTechnician Alistair]] in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has a lisp. Given that he has in two different hosts, the demon itself is apparently the one that has it. That or he took the time to specifically possess people with a lisp for some reason. It in no way detracts from how terrifying he is.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' features a teacher who pronounces his "P"s hard enough to eject saliva, which causes him wet students' faces and short out a microphone when speaking at an assembly. And God help you if he sees you at lunch and you're eating pepperoni pizza.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}''; one patient that passed through the camp was bullied by his squad mates for his stutter, to which Major Winchester quickly came to the man's defense before encouraging him and sending him off with [[Literature/MobyDick some reading material]] "fitting for his intelligence" (the other soldiers had been calling him "stupid"). As it turns out, Charles' beloved sister has a similar stutter and he couldn't help but relate.

[[folder: Muthic]]
* "Stuttering Lovers".
* Invoked by Music/BustaRhymes in the Music/TechN9ne song "Worldwide Choppers":
-->They loving everything until I got 'em stuttering-stupid\\
You hear 'em now?\\
D-d-d-d-dont do-do-do-do it\\
Wh-wh-wh-why you gotta t-try us\\
W-w-w-w-we already know that you be the nicest.
* "K-K-K-Katy".
* The singer Music/{{Grimes}} has a quite notitheable lithp; she stated that she "likes it", and has no desire to correct it.

[[folder: Mythology]]
* OlderThanFeudalism: While not present in adaptions of the stories in question, ''Literature/TheBible'' notes that Moses had a terrible speech impediment.

[[folder: Profethional Wrethling]]
* {{Wrestling/ECW}}'s B-B-Bubba Ray D-D-Dudley, who also did this in the early days of his Wrestling/{{WWE}} career. D'Von would slap him in the back of the head to allow him to speak normally.
** Former World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/JackSwagger, and former WWE champ Mike "Wrestling/TheMiz" Mizanin have pretty noticeable lisps, but they're usually ignored.
*** "Usually" being the key term here.
---> [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} The fact that you named it the]] ''Thwagger Thoaring Eagle'' [[Funny/{{Edge}} makes it especially]] ''[[Funny/{{Edge}} THTUPID!]]''
* Less noticeable but Wrestling/KurtAngle and Matt Morgan have lisps as well, Morgan even had a stuttering gimmick
* Jeckles The Jester tends to stutter during his promos, something he's seemingly come to terms with as he also laughs at it.

[[folder: Tabletop Gameth]]
* In ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'', FrankensteinsMonster stutters. The game notes that many of his lineage have trouble with speech after their creation, as do the Tammuz. Most eventually get past it.
* Orks and Trolls in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' have trouble speaking most languages because of their tusks. Eventually they develop their own artificial language that's difficult to enunciate properly without tusks.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'': In [[http://www.hamletregained.com/arguments_with_arden3.html certain]] [[http://www.playshakespeare.com/forum/7-hamlet/360-hamlet-q2-version?limit=10&start=150 interpretations,]] Ophelia does have a lisp, and some of her lines actually reflect this (for example, "twice two months" is understood as "two-es...two months). This gives Hamlet's line ("...you lisp, you nickname God's creatures...") a second, literal meaning.
* In ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'', [[GenderBlenderName Logainne]] speaks with a strong lisp.
* Arthur from ''Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon'' has, among other things, a stutter as a symptom of his epilepsy.
* ''Fuddy Meers'' has two examples: Limping Man speaks with the classic lisp, and Gertie's words come out oddly due to her aphasia (she provides the title "Funny Mirrors").
* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', Winthrop has a lisp.
* In ''Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad'', Jonathan stutters when he's feeling nervous, which is most of the time.

[[folder: Radio]]
* ''Kremmen of the Star Corp'' by Kenny Everett. The evil Thargoid aliens have three lips, so this is a RunningGag. This is stated as the reason why the Thargoids [[SpotOfTea drink tea]]. "You try asking for llllager and llllime with llllips llllike these!"

[[folder: Video Gameth]]
* ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'': Marco pronounces the R as a W.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has you doing a series of missions in the town of Overlook for the town's administrator, Karima, who speaks with a stutter due to suffering from skull-shivers like everyone else in town. It goes away after you deliver medicine to the town, however it was {{Retcon}}ned to be a permanent affliction unrelated to the shivers after a fan messaged Gearbox thanking them for giving people with stutters some positive representation.
* Ed from ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'' has a stuttering problem that takes it UpToEleven: He actually spells out his stutters ''in a written letter''.
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' has Scias, who speaks with a pronounced stutter. In the original Japanese version, his speech was slurred from being drunk, but they changed it for the English translation.
* N.Brio used to be one in the early ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series, but was removed later on, at least if his voice over in ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'' is any indication.
* Scrivir the Wanderer of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' has a noticeable stutter.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': Agnus also stutters, and Nero mocks him for it once. [[spoiler:It doesn't seem to be an issue in his angel form, however.]]
* 10 of Spades, the rookie member of 1st Recon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has a pretty strong stutter in his dialogue. He generally doesn't mind his squadmates joking about it because he sees it as friendly ribbing, though if the player keeps doing it he'll get angry and refuse to speak to you any further.
* Copy X MK-II in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'' occasionally stuttered because he [[spoiler:CameBackWrong, due to the fact that [[OmnicidalManiac Dr. Weil]] intended him to be a total pawn, so he only made a partial rebuild of Copy X and then waited for Zero to fight and kill him, thus Weil become a DragonAscendant immediately afterwards.]] In the Japanese version, he randomly alternated between hiragana and katakana.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': Sunny stuttered a lot at the beginning of the game but gradually loses the stutter as she grew more confident. Her stutter came from the fact that she was raised by a computer most of her life.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' the character [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Jasper]] speaks with a huge stutter. At least it ends when [[spoiler:he turns into a KingMook and harasses Henry as a gurgling [[ManOnFire ghost]]]].
* In VideoGame/SabresOfInfinity, Sergeant Hernandes suffers from this, which is needless to say, an unfortunate trait for a {{Drill Sergeant Nasty}} to have.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': This is the {{Woolsey|ism}}'d form of Lamia Loveless' broken-ken g-grammar prob-rob-lem. Because-cause, well... while i-in the Japan-pan-ese version it's-it's easy to-to mess up gramma-grammatical sentences, it's al-al-al-almost im-impossi-possible-ble in English-lish.
** Einst... Alfimi... speaks... very slowly... Not in... the way of... Creator/WilliamShatner... though...
* In ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} 2: The Metal Age'', [[BigBad Father Karras]] has both a very high-pitched voice as well as an impediment that makes him sound like he's talking with a bunch of marbles in his mouth. Despite this, he is a highly respected person by the elite of the city, and his followers (the Mechanists) practically worship him. One could even call him charismatic.
* Julius, one of the thin bloods in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', stutters badly.
* If you listen closely, Classic Tails in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' has a lisp. He lost it as he grew.
* Dave the Brave, from ''[[Creator/ZapDramatic Sir Basil Pike Public School]]'', has a stutter. The player character can actually get rewarded for mocking it, [[BrokenAesop despite the game's supposed anti-bullying moral.]]
* ''Videogame/DawnOfWar'': Indrick Boreale's [[{{Narm}} Narmtastic]] speech impediment has made him the [[MemeticMutation biggest meme]] in the Warhammer 40k fanbase.
* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' has Rando. An extremely powerful warloard who speaks with a heavy stutter, which serves as a hint to his identity as [[spoiler:Dusty, Brad's adopted son]].
* Lammy from ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'' has a habit of stuttering on account of being a nervous wreck 90% of the time.

[[folder: Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Coach Z. "I'm prertanding I'm the craptain of a foortball torm!"
** Homestar Runner himself has "twouble with his aws."
* Surge in ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' webseries has a stutter, caused by his electricity shocks.
* Minor character Lieutenant Katie Jensen from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12-13 speaks with a very pronounced lisp, and even chokes on her own spit when introducing herself.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* Wanda [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0108.html acquires one of these]] in ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' from the backlash of a failed spell.
* Dr. Right, the alternate Dr. Light in ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' gets an aneuwysm whenever someone makes a big deal about his impediment.
* Most characters in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' have some sort of odd quirk to their typing styles to also illustrate how they speak. Sollux, for instance, always uses the number 2 instead of the letter S - and has a lisp. Sollux has since dropped the lisp after Karkat (accidentally) knocked his fangs out. He's not too broken up about this, since he can now speak normally.
* Ismene in ''Webcomic/TheWaterPhoenixKing'' has a slight stammer. It's unknown if this is related to the [[DarkSecret mystery of her origin]] in any way, or if this is just part of her ShrinkingViolet personality.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Sister Claire}}'' Clementine, [[spoiler:Catharine's sister and known as The Witch Queen/Bright One]] shows a strong stutter in flashbacks. She eventually learned how to use sign language from a deaf member of her RagtagBunchOfMisfits as an easier way to communicate. Because of its association with Clementine it's something of a WhamLine when [[spoiler:Claire, who's her {{Reincarnation}}]], [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/475 speaks with one too.]]
* In ''{{Webcomic/DNA}}'' Orion gets picked on because of his lisp. In the very first segment of the comic Sirius also speaks like this but only because of his mouth being injured, which he recovers from.
* Indigo in ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'' has a lisp.
* In ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'', it's eventually revealed that the reason why Brian [[TheQuietOne rarely speaks]] is because he has a noticeable stutter.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* After CharacterizationMarchesOn, Dartz from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' ends up suffering from a pretty bad case of ElmuhFuddSyndwome. This isn't helped by Dartz' incredibly bizarre accent as it leads to him mispronouncing his words to the point where they come off as sexual slang (such as saying "dew" when he really meant "duel").
--> '''Dartz''': Deeeeeew!\\
'''Raphael''': ...Are you saying "do" or "''duel''"?\\
* Quite a few characters in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' have this problem:
** Sierra "Thierra" Manning (v4) has a lithp due to a gap in her teeth.
** Marilyn Wilson (Program) h-h-h-has a p-p-p-pretty b-b-bad st-st-stutter, most likely in part due to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer the bullying she constantly receives]].
** Holly Herchenroder (SOTF-TV) ith another lithper.
** Kami Steele ('Fe Program) has a problem wiff pronouncing "th" sounds. 'Fis is part of 'fe reason why people [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain won't take her seriously]].
** It's implied that the reason why Marcus Roddy (v1) is TheQuietOne is that he's a horrible stutterer.
** Haruka Watanabe (v4) is another st-st-stutterer, due to English not being her first language. It's s-said [[AllThereInTheManual in her profile]] that she has a problem w-w-with "w"s, "s"s, and "t"s in particular.
** Anna Chase (v4) is... erm, y-yet another st-stutterer, and is ov-overall unsure when she... um, t-talks.
** Dorian Pello (one of the terrorists [[spoiler:up until he shoots Danya and joins STAR]]) is y-y-y-yet an-an-another st-stutterer. T-to be f-fair, it's not like [[BadBoss he has the best boss]]. He even does an announcement at one point in v3, and HilarityEnsues, particularly when he mispronounces Blood Boy's real name (Nathaniel Harris) as "Natanya Hartless".
* Iriana Estchell of ''Literature/IlivaisX'' has a fairly prevalent stutter. Oddly enough, it doesn't seem to be attributed to the absolutely horrid life she had prior to the story, as it's there no matter how high or low she is, or how eloquent of a speech she's giving. She still thinks it makes her seem vulnerable though (it kinda does), which she has [[BerserkButton a BIG issue with]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic trips over his words a lot when he's freaked out. Doug has this trait as well so it's probably not faked, but all his other {{Motor Mouth}}ed characters don't have a problem.
* [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Dragon Ball Z Abridged's]] Freiza has this issue when he's rebuilt as a cyborg, in a 'record is skipping' sense; the joke in it is eventually his 'program' gives up and substitutes another word.
-->'''Freiza''': There's not even a Space Best Buy-Buy-Buy-Circuit City.
-->'''Freiza''': (reading the intro) Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT-GT-GT-GT-T-T-T-T-T-[[ShoutOut Absalom]].
-->'''Freiza''': We already have a volunteer-teer-teer-dead man.
-->'''Freiza''': Our little Super Saiyan is dead-dead-dead-[[BuffySpeak cadaverific.]]
* In an unusual choice in a primarily audible medium, podcast [[Podcast/FatFrenchAndFabulous Fat, French and Fabulous']] Jessica has both a stammer and a lisp.

[[folder: Wethtern Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' Daffy Duck, [[PorkyPigPronunciation Porky Pig]], [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Elmer Fudd]] and Sylvester. Daffy and Sylvester both lisp, Elmer is a textbook example of rhotacism, and Porky stammers ("T-T-T-That's all, folks!").
** In one very early cartoon, Porky's stuttering was so bad, he actually stuttered when [[RuleOfFunny writing his name.]]
** In Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, Daffy rather hypocritically complains about Donald. "This is the last time I work with anyone with a speech impediment!"
* Quite a few of Mel Blanc's characters, in fact.
** If you've ever wondered what Mel Blanc ''actually'' sounds like, Sylvester without the lisp.
* Timmy and Jimmy from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Timmy is mentally disabled and can only say a few words (most notably [[PokemonSpeak his own name]]) and Jimmy has a st-st--a st-st--a ''stuh-''uttering problem.
* In the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, Franchise/DonaldDuck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie all speak in a raspy voice [[AnimalSpeciesAccent that sounds like quacking]]. Donald's voice is so distinctive, in order to preserve it, [[MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor the same voice actor dubbed Donald's voice in every single language with the aid of phonetic scripts]]. The end result is that Donald is about equally hard to understand in all languages. This trait is significantly toned down with the triplets in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' and entirely absent in ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'', but Donald's voice remains the same, and is portrayed more like an in-universe, character-specific speech impediment. Huey, Dewey, and Louie went back to sounding exactly like Donald in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', but again had no impediment at all in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' (strangely, no one has any trouble understanding Donald either).
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Freaktown}}'', Princess Boo-Boo is cast a spell by Sparkles in the episode Princess Blourgh-Blourgh to be an alien that has a lisp. Not only that, Sparkles is shown to have a lisp.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Leaky Leona, an ugly classmate at Gallagar Elementary, has a lot of trouble speaking properly. Not only does she always pronounce s as "th", but she also stutters and sometimes even spits while she is talking. This is actually justified since she is Really700YearsOld and never got out of her braces.
* Creator/RobPaulsen voiced Pinky (of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'') with a speech impediment because he thought the mouse would have difficulty speaking properly with those huge front teeth ([[VocalEvolution this is most pronounced in the earliest episodes]]).
* William Murderface from ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' talks with a very thick lateral lisp, to the point you may need subtitles.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'''s Zuko has a lisp. It's pretty noticeable in the episode "The Western Air Temple," where Zuko is awkwardly trying to join the group.
** Also in "The Firebending Masters."
--->"I never imagined the Thun Warriors thivilization was thecretly alive!"
** And in "The Southern Air Temple".
--->"I underethtimated him once!"
* Asami from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' also has a slight lisp as shown in "Venom of the Red Lotus" when she comforts Korra and during her letter reading scene in "Korra Alone".
* Often characters who wear braces or night braces have lisps as well in cartoons (for example, Beth in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'')
* Bessie Higgenbottom (the main character of ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'') also lisps, except she doesn't wear braces, and it's more dragging on certain syllables.
* Tanya from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' sputtered badly during most of her speaking, but mostly when she tried to explain something.
* WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} has ''quite'' the speech "impedimink", often inexplicably adding 'sk' (and in some cases, {{Pluralses}}) to the end of words, mumbling, and "mispronounc-king" words. Though he isn't as unintelligible as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' makes him out to be.
* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{TheSecretShow}}'' where Victor Volt spoke with a lisp for the entire episode much to Anita Knight's disapproval because Dr. Hypno caused him to have his face numb and talk with a lateral lisp.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}''' Linus van Pelt had a rather thick lisp in the first couple of ''Charlie Brown'' TV specials, due to his voice actor being a school-age child who may not have had any front teeth at the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangbone}}'' from his show of the same name speaks with some sort of lateral lisp as explained in the episode The Cavity of Terror when he battles Toothsbane at the end of this episode. "I learnth that you can overcome fear with the greather fear of lothing fwiendth. And pluth, I got thith delithiouth orb of thweetneth."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{NatureCat}}'' When Nature Cat was a kitten, he used to have 2 speech impediments. He had a lisp and rhotacism so his catchphrase "Tally Ho" would sound like "Tawwy Ho". This is heard in the episode Call it a Night.
* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'':
** Don't forget P-P-P-Piglet from ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]''.
** There's also Tigger's lisp and Gopher's whistled "S" presumably due to his large front teeth.
-->'''Pooh:''' Can you ssspare a sssmall sssmackeral?
-->'''Gopher:''' [[HypocriticalHumor Sssay, you oughta do sssomthing about that ssspeech impediment, sssonny.]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'s lisp - albeit relatively mild - is frequently made fun of by the other characters, as is the fact that she's always spraying copious amounts of saliva everywhere when she talks. In the original French version, she not only has a classic lisp, but also substitutes a "Z-" or "S-" sound in place of "J-" or "Ch-".
-->'''Kaeloo''': [[BlatantLies I do not have a lisp!]]\\
'''Mr. Cat''': You're right, it's a total impedement.
* Goomo of ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm'' has a noticeable lisp.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the titular characters both have a noticeable stutter that cause them to repeat words multiple times in sentences.
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony:''
** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'', nearly everyone had a CatchPhrase, and some of the {{Catch Phrase}}s could border on Tourette's-level with how frequently they were used. Most noticeably, Thistle Whistle couldn't talk without randomly stopping to make whistling noises. She was the most temperamental of the pegasus team, but it ''really'' costs you badass points to interrupt a snide comment with whistling.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Twist's lisp (exaggerated in fandom to the point that she's nearly TheUnintelligible, but still pretty bad in the show.) Fleetfoot, the Wonderbolt, also has one. Not nearly as bad, but noticeable, and you can even hear her trying ''not'' to do it by overemphasizing S sounds to get them right. For example, "Soarin,' pick up the pace!" becomes "'''SSS'''oarin,' pick up the pathe!" Definitely not a quirk of the actress, because none of Creator/AndreaLibman's other characters do it.
* When Morocco Mole loses his front gold tooth in the ''Super Secret WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' episode "Goldflipper," he's left with a glaring lisp that Secret lampshades, to Morocco's irritation.
* Spooky, the ghost in the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Cool Cat]] cartoon "Big Game Haunt" speaks in Elmer Fudd-ese.
* Count Duckula speaks with the mixed impediments of Porky Pig ''and'' Daffy Duck in his ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' appearances.
* [[ChildProdigy Lisa Loud]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' speaks with a lisp.
* Jerrica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' mispronounces "very". It's probably her voice actress having a speech impediment though instead of an intentional choice.
* Brandon from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has a a lisp which Carl finds very annoying. It doesn't help Brandon insists on talking in a high-pitched, sing-songy voice most of the time.
* Urpgor from ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' speaks with a terrible lisp, which wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't constantly making (Pfft!) random thoundth in between.
* Reoccuring background character Maria from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has never spoken a word in the series. In her LowerDeckEpisode the reason given is that she is embarrassed by her pronounced stutter and thus canonically only ever speaks around her best friend. She's visiting a speech therapist but it's not easy to better her speech. Due to being put on the school news she has to speak more, and by the end of the episode she's learned to control much of her stuttering.
* Princess Morbucks from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' mispronounces her "s"' as "-th".
* Splasho from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has a lisp, thanks to the water stored in his mouth.
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Amanda]] from ''WesternAnimation/BunsenIsABeast'' has a lateral lisp due to her BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill. In one episode, she meets a security guard named [[AlliterativeName Steve Stevenson]] with the same problem.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Both Creator/GillianAnderson and Chris Carter have slight lisps, if you pay attention, that is. Anderson, who lived in Britain until she was eleven, has said hers is partly the result of trying to drop her accent in high school. If you pay attention, in the earliest episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' it occasionally [[OohMeAccentsSlipping slips]] a bit, especially when she tries to say "garage".
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, a famed orator and snappy comeback artist, suffered from a speech impediment himself in his early years. The reason he comes up with his witty remarks is because he's CrazyPrepared when it comes to rhetoric.
* King George VI, as depicted in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''.
* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch has a slight lisp, which is more noticeable in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpvYssxp1jU earlier films]]. He controls it very well, and now it only seems to come out when he's really comfortable with someone or tired.
* Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut-Senator John Glenn, overcame a bad stutter, as shown in a critical scene in ''Film/TheRightStuff''.
* The religious writer Dawn Eden has a stutter.
* Pooja Vijay, the Indian stuttering stand-up comedian. [[TakeThatMe Her stammer is a frequent topic of her jokes]].
* CountryMusic singer Mel Tillis is well-known for stuttering while speaking but having no problem while singing. Roger Miller tells a joke on Mel about when they were sharing a room on the road back in the day, and someone broke in while they were sleeping. Mel says, "Ro-Rog-Rog-Rog bur-burg-burg there's-there's bur-burg (switches to singing) '''''Roger, there's a burglar in our room!!!'''''"
* Representative Barney Frank has a Sylvester-esque method of speaking.
* Music/ScatmanJohn is probably the best real life example of the trope. He used his stutter to his advantage (becoming a scat singer).
-->Everybody stutters one way or the other
-->So check out my message to you
-->As a matter of fact, I won't let nothing hold you back
-->If [[SingerNameDrop the Scatman]] can do it, so can you!
* Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse has a rather noticeable lisp, and it affects the way he sings.
* Porky's original VA, actor Joe Dougherty had a stammer in RealLife, which the character inherited. The main reason that Creator/MelBlanc took the role was that Dougherty couldn't control his stutter, which made the recording sessions last hours.
* WordOfGod states that Daffy Duck's voice was based on Looney Tunes producer, Leon Schlesinger, who spoke with a very pronounced lisp. He supposedly went to his grave without ever realizing this.
* Demosthenes[[note]]Anyone who has seen "Don Gato y su Pandilla" (the Latin-American Spanish dubbed version of WesternAnimation/TopCat), will known this name. It was given to Brain, the CloudCuckooLander of the group.[[/note]], one of the most famous orators of the ancient era, had a serious speech impediment in his youth. There are several anecdotes about how he overcame it, such as that he used talk with pebbles in his mouth, recited verses while running and to strengthen his voice, he spoke on the seashore over the roar of the waves.
* Creator/BorisKarloff had a stammer and a lisp, which almost discouraged him from acting.
* Nicholas Brendon, Xander from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', used to suffer from stuttering. He's been a major spokesman for the Stuttering Foundation of America.
* Creator/JamesEarlJones went into acting precisely to overcome a very strong stutter.
* As noted in ''Series/BlackAdder'', Creator/RowanAtkinson suffers from a slight stutter, which led to his particular pronunciation of "Bob" in the second series.
* Disney animator Milt Kahl developed a stutter later in life, Creator/BradBird said because of this during the time he studied under him he was better at showing him his drawing techniques than explaining them.
* Singer Music/{{Oliver}} had a slight lisp.