Western cartoons can often be silly, even when they're trying to be [[{{Narm}} dramatic]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'' introduced an AncientConspiracy named Cobra-La, prompting the battle cry "Cobra-La-La-La-La-La" during the finale. (The writers have since claimed that Cobra-La was intended as a stand-in title for the AncientConspiracy in early drafts of the script, but they were later forced to keep it due to ExecutiveMeddling.)
** The infamous AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle [=PSAs=], especially if you know Fensler Films' take on them.
** The hamhanded delivery of Duke's last words after being bitten by one of Serpentor's snake staffs.
---> "GO ... JOE ..."
** "TAKE THEM FROM BEHIND!"
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' had live-action intros at the beginning of a few episodes. All of them have bad acting and loads of ConspicuousCG but the intro of the [[http://www.veoh.com/watch/v1739394tpzARqE4 thirteenth]] episode is especially ridiculous.
---> "DRINK IT!"
** There is a member of G.I. Joe with the codename "Snow Job."
** Also from the 1987 animated movie: "We must shut down the BET!" G.I. Joe wants to put an end to Black Entertainment Television?
* The Franchise/MonsterHigh episode "Fright On" seems to be a serious take on racism, with Van Hellscream and Crabgrass trying to start what amounts to a race war between vampires and werewolves to get the school shut down; just for good measure, they also try to murder several prominent characters in a rather unpleasant manner. This features several "Narm!" moments, including Frankie's realization that Crabgrass is imitating Bloodgood by watching her drink with her finger, which she only suspects after hearing Crabgrass-as-Bloodgood call Nightmare a "stupid animal"; funnily enough, she seems to ignore Crabgrass' terrible acting (calling Frankie "Francine", which Bloodgood never does), inability to duplicate abilities (Bloodgood almost never wears her head in her office, something Crabgrass literally cannot imitate) and just plain out of character acting (keeping Nightmare shackled to the wall).
** Even better, Van Hellscream is drawn like a stereotypical 19th century British explorer. If you can keep from laughing at him just for his looks, wait until the end of the episode, where he threatens to use his "monster artifacts" on everyone after he is revealed for the villain he is. It would seem scary, except he keeps his stuff on the inside of his jacket, which has been referenced in everything from Archie Comics (wherein Archie borrows Veronica's butler's tux jacket for a dance so he can line the inside with her metric ton of cosmetics and not have sagging pockets) to the Flintstones (in "The Man Called Flintstone", Fred buys a "genuine artificial diamond necklace" out of a guy's coat), to the streets of many major cities (it's where I bought my new watch a week before seeing this episode). Perfectly enough, Van Hellscream's jacket seems to contain several bottles of liquid, and what appears to be some jewelry scattered among the monster body parts.
* Creator/RalphBakshi made an AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' in 1978, a time when he was in love with the technique of {{rotoscoping}}. He filmed much of the movie in live-action and then traced over it, creating an [[UncannyValley odd-looking form of animation]]. The result of this process is, depending on your point of view, either a cavalcade of creepiness or a perfect storm of Narm:
** Whoever played Gandalf in the reference footage must have been instructed to [[MilkingTheGiantCow overact as much as possible]]. He doesn't get through a single sentence in his monologues without flailing his arms about like a madman. Indeed, he looks like an extra in a [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Harold Zoid]] movie; and Frodo often looks like he wants to run away.
** The armies of Orcs are ''photocopies'' of guys standing around in cheap monster masks.
** The Nazgûl initially look scary; but once they dismount, they shuffle around moaning as if they suffer from severe arthritis.
** Samwise's DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck comes early and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpjyNIoJ0V4 must be seen to be believed]].
---> "Ooh, '''HOORAY!!!'''"
*** Samwise in general. Seeing the simple yet honest and fiercely loyal BadassNormal of Tolkien's books reduced to a buck-toothed country bumpkin is at once very funny and very sad.
** In the single most infamous scene of all, the Balrog (remember, they could have easily used conventional animation at any time during the production) is rotoscoped from footage of a man in a cheap bear costume with ''fairy wings'' who appears to be wearing fluffy slippers.
** The magnificent Treebeard! This, also, [[http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a341/akinna13/ahhhh.jpg must be seen to be believed.]]
** There's Viking Boromir and Indian Aragorn (although John Hurt's performance was good) looking flashy in their miniskirts.
** Legolas looks [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9u3x1btJ61qk8gvx.gif like he has Down's syndrome]].
** Oh, hell, if you want to see ''all'' the Narm-iest moments (except for the Balrog), just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee5zcGC4NIg this video]]. Note the appropriate music choice.
** They forget that Saruman spells his name with an S halfway through.
*** That was ExecutiveMeddling due to the presumption that ViewersAreMorons. Are you ready for this? They thought that people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Sauron and Saruman. They both started with the syllable "Sa(u)r," after all. So they cut the letter S from Saruman, making half the film about stopping Aruman's (or, as some characters pronounce it, "arrow man"'s) evil plot. The only problem was, they weren't consistent. It might have worked if the S hadn't crept back in.
**** And they were totally right, as the audience's confusion between Sauron and Saruman when Jackson's first [=LotR=] film came out proves.
** Near the end, there's a brief genuinely effective dramatic moment as Frodo wistfully looks forward to ending the quest, and wonders if he'll ever be able to have a normal life afterwards. Then Sam responds by walking off and whistling.
** When Gandalf shows up at Frodo's doorstep earlier in the movie, Frodo starts jumping around and flailing his arms like some sort of fangirl at a concert.
* This song from Rankin-Bass' take on ''The Return of the King'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXQJS3Yv0Y ''Where There's a Whip, There's a Way'']]. It's [[EarWorm catchy]], though.
** Merry is voiced by Creator/CaseyKasem. Oh, and his over-the-top reaction to Théoden's death is ''priceless''.
** The Witch-King. The scene has good dialogue, but it is ruined because the [[strike:Witch King]] Witch-King sounds like a robot and has no head at all.
*** It's not just that he sounds like a robot, it's that he sounds like ''[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Starscream]].''
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWjt6LGhHsI Here is the clip in all its glory]]. Highlights include one of the hobbits [[ViewersAreMorons carefully explaining why Éowyn was there]], the Witch-King's [[LargeHam overwrought pronunciation of the word "Me"]], and the [[FanDumb elitist poster]] of the video's comments:
----> [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "More of Tolkien's precious dialogue. Note to Peter Jackson: CGI monsters are a poor substitute for dialogue and proper continuity of events."]]
*** Merry apparently stabs the Witch-King in the ass. The video-game sound effects don't exactly help either.
*** Also, Éowyn is animated as saying her last line in that scene quietly, but the voice actress ''shouts'' it out.
*** Speaking of shouting, [[LargeHam Sam can't seem to stop doing it in this version.]]
----> '''THE GARDENS OF MY DELIGHT!'''
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce,'' has plenty of narm, but not enough to make it bad. Necron speaks in narm ''every time he opens his mouth''.
* In Bakshi's ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'', the battle scene was rotoscoped over the ice battle from ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'' -- which was a classic silent film. It made for some... overwrought drama; what makes for good acting has changed since then.
* Creator/DonBluth films sometimes have such exaggerated animations, especially in certain characters' facial expressions, that scenes that should have been harrowing or dramatic are instead silly and goofy. This isn't so bad in films such as ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', where the characters are intentionally cartoony. But it is ''extremely'' distracting in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', there's Fievel's absolutely bizarre facial expression when he sees the giant wave coming at him. He's supposed to be terrified, but it looks like he's having a seizure or a bad acid trip.
** Every time he ScreamsLikeALittleGirl when he's in danger.
** Fievel tries to sing "Somewhere Out There" and has trouble hitting that note on the word "pale" in the first verse. This can spoil other versions of the song.
*** On the other hand for both of these, Fievel (and his voice actor) is a preteen boy, with all of the unfortunate vocal and lyrical implications that presents. To some, it probably sounds more genuine because it's not a [[DawsonCasting 30-year-old trying to voice an eight-year-old]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' (the original): Littlefoot's mouth constantly hangs open.
** In fact, the expression is overused in every Don Bluth movie ''ever.'' It ''reeeeeeally'' gets annoying.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' is the Narmiest Bluth film of all. For one thing, it has the Duke (Christopher Plummer), an utterly terrifying owl who has quite a screen presence -- until he starts lecturing the young hero, Edmund, and then starts ''coughing up what looks like Lucky Charms.'' His nephew calls him "Uncle Dukie"; that can't help his villain cred.
** The InvoluntaryTransformation undergone by Edmund is diminished somewhat when he screams, in that annoying little kid voice, what sounds like [[DoubleEntendre "Jeepers, I'm a furry!"]] He's saying "Jeepers, I'm all furry"; but his speech impediment all but wipes out the 'l' sound, turning this into one of the narmiest moments in the movie for those who know what {{furr|yFandom}}ies are.
** There is also the bit where the heroes stop the owls from eating the farm animals by shining a helicopter searchlight on them. Edmund decides to make an announcement to the owls, and it comes out something like this:
---> "Awight youh owls! This is Edmund! Itsh Ovuh for youh! We've got Shawntyclaiwe!"
*** The Clip is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ4PahK0xM here]], starting from 2:28. Words cannot describe it.
*** Wait a minute... they've got WHAT?
**** It's supposed to be Chanticleer, the character the title refers to. Unfortunately, the Chanticleer legend didn't get passed down very well in America, and this film didn't jump-start it.
** Frankly, everything that kid ''says'' is Narm. That voice could make excitement over a Toys-R-Us shopping spree sound hammed up.
** Someone tell Edmund that Fievel wants his sweater back.
*** And his hat. Seriously, that kid went from wearing pajamas to looking like a Cossack whose clothes were too big!
** At one point, the only thing keeping the owls from attacking the farm animals is a flashlight, and the owls taunt them about their dying batteries. In ''song.'' ''Beginning with the words "twiddley-dee."''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' had a definite Narm moment: the scene where Blackarachnia and Megatron were trying to one-up each other by reminding Silverbolt about what they gave him when they were trying to convince him to choose a side.
** "I gave you X! I gave you X!" "We gave you X! We gave you X!" Sounds good enough for Broadway already, doesn't it?
---> "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis You... gave... me...]] ''[[ChewingTheScenery NOTHING!]]''"
** Also in the episode when the Maximals receive Spark boosts. Optimus goes to fight the Vehicons, and we get a slow-motion shot of him literally tearing through the Vehicons with the speed of light... and he makes these totally random, ridiculous-looking poses. Almost makes you wonder if the animators just got bored.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' also has one- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRS6At3JDBw this video]] is supposed to promote Unicron, but after he says "I awaken" his shout... well, he honestly sounds like he stubbed his toe.
* The 1979 made-for-TV animated adaptation of ''Narmia''. ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' has cheesy [[TheSeventies seventies]] animation. Mr. Tumnus is especially narmy, especially during his scene with Lucy that is supposed to be very sad ("I'm a BAAAAD FAUN!!!"). (Yes, that line comes from the C. S. Lewis book; no, it doesn't help.) The White Witch practically ''screams'' every other line.
--> "If EITHER of you mentions the name 'ASLAN' again, he WILL BE INSTANTLY KILLED!!!!"
** Careful there. If the White Witch screamed any louder, she would have [[EarthShatteringKaboom blown up]] Narnia. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} And as an environmentalist, I'm against that]].
** The White Witch goes into mega-ham mode with this line:
--->"HOW will I KNOW the PROMISE will be KEPT?!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'' has a few.
** Christopher Daniel Barnes usually did a fine job as Peter/Spidey... until he needed to be serious and dramatic. Then he went from Spider-Man to [[LargeHam Spider-Ham]].
---> '''Symbiote Spidey:''' "''SHOCKEEEEER''! YOOOUUU CAN'T ESCAPE ''MEEEEE''! I'LL CHASEYOUTO''THE ENDS OF THE EAAAAARTH''!"
*** You can watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMk-HPBF6Mw here]], Black Spidey at its hamiest.
** The best ones are in "Enter The Green Goblin," starting when the Goblin starts holding a [[JokerJury mock trial]] and running like mad from there. Goblin's oddly high-pitched voice makes most dramatic things spoken by him funny by default, which is probably why they had Goblin do more malevolent baiting later and Osborn do most of the dramatics.
---> "NOOOOOO... STTOP STAAAAAARING AT MEEEEEEEE! NEEEED MY... '''strength back'''... ''NEEEEED MYYYY''... '''strength'''..."
** Then of course, there was ComicBook/{{Morbius}}.
----> "''I NEED MORE PLASMA!''"
*** This version of Morbius, it's worth noting, looked and sounded uncannily like [[TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]].
** The 2nd part of "Hydro-Man Returns" has 'MY SUIT is torn (!)' No incorrect punctuation. That's how it came out.
** In the second ''Insidious Six'' episode, there's a scene which has Shocker fall into a water tank after his suit rips, and so he has to get rid of it before it blows up. The next we hear of him is his ranting to Doctor Octopus on a walkie talkie:
---> "My ''suit''! My beautiful ''suit''!"
** How about this one from Alistair Smythe?
---> "Get away from MY BEAUTIFUL machine!"
** Rhino would like you to know that he's lookin' for da Whizzer.
*** From the same set of episodes, the Thunderer's strange moan-like "scream". It's a wonder how that's not a meme yet.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', Bruce Wayne deduces Alucard's true identity by writing his name on a tray with lipstick and holding it up to a mirror. Alfred gasps. Cue the [[ScareChord scary music.]] This was supposed to be dramatic and following the "show, don't tell" rule of storytelling; it ended up looking [[CaptainObvious childish and silly]] because the viewer ''already knows this''. And surely a full grown adult can [[SdrawkcabName reverse spell]] Alucard in his mind.
** Dracula's final words before his "death" was "You're Bruce Wayne!" in a surprised tone. Strange, considering how unimportant Batman's dual identity was to the story. Batman's ''response'', however, is [[Awesome/TheBatmanVsDracula appropriately awesome]].
** The Penguin feels the need to announce that he is bleeding when we can clearly see it (for once). Since blood hadn't shown up on this show before, the writers must have wanted to point out that they could do that now.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' also has "The Man Who Would Be Bat," in which Bennet is spit at with a sticky substance by Man-Bat. Astonished, he yells, "What is this?" And he asks it in a way that suggests he wants to know what got spit onto him.
* One VerySpecialEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' is quite narmy. Richie was shot in the leg and cried, "It hurts, it hurts! It's not like on TV shows, it really ''hurts''!"
** It's sad because the rest of the episode was powerful. Except for the part at the end where [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Static and Rubberband Man address the viewing audience.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}: The Animated Series'' has one when Chapel is boinking his girlfriend, suddenly remembers [[spoiler:killing Al]], and suddenly starts yelling out "I'M SORRY! I'M SORRY!" at a volume that puts both [[Film/ThreeHundred Leonidas]] and BRIANBLESSED [[LargeHam to shame.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Katara melodramatically saying that the Fire Nation "[[NeverSayDie took her mother away]]" in "Crossroads of Destiny". She uses the same euphemism to the same effect in "The Southern Raiders." (It comes off as particularly strange when one considers this show's usual immunity to NeverSayDie.) In the same episode, Katara says "There's the monster" when she sees the guy who killed her mom. The line is supposed to convey her bloodthirsty rage, but it comes off as corny and fake-sounding, which ruins the drama.
--> "Who's a man and a half? She's a man and a half!"
** Late in the episode "The Beach," the team of villains start bickering around a campfire - essentially swapping backgrounds and explaining why they're so maladjusted. This is hardly meant to be taken seriously. But Zuko decides to complain about why he can't worry about bad skin, points to his head, and shouts, "My father decided to teach me a permanent lesson... on my ''FACE''!" The camera goes into a bizarre close-up where Zuko's chin is somehow twice as large, and the entire moment almost seems like a non-sequitur.
---> "I'm so pretty! Look at me, I can walk on my hands! ''WOOOO!''"
** 'The Blue Spirit' was meant to be a dramatic episode, but Aang keeps making this one goofy facial expression when he's screaming in fear that could kill the mood the episode was trying to create. It looks more like a [[WildTake comical take]] than being profoundly scared. This seems to happen to him a lot throughout the series.
*** And then there's [[http://piandao.org/screencaps/ep13/ep13-1206.png this wonderful face]] he makes when he finds out who the Blue Spirit is.
** Zuko's [[BigNo Big]] [[DiscreditedTrope No]]. Complete with slow-motion.
** "He's being attacked by a Platypus-Bear."
** Zuko's "LEEEEAAAAVE!" from "The Chase".
*** And Zuko's scream after Iroh gets zapped by Azula,
*** That scream used to great comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8dgIkjL70 this video]], at around 1:14.
** And then Zuko's screaming on the mountaintop from the following episode. Zuko could out-narm Katara any day of the week.
** Also, in the final battle against Azula, Zuko says, "No lightning today? What's the matter? Afraid I'll redirect it?"... but the delivery comes across as "Afraid I'll re-DUH-rect it?" That killed the mood for a moment.
** Do they need to do a ScareChord ''every single time'' there's a closeup of Azula's face? We get the point!
** The writers evidently noticed how narmy Zuko and Katara could be. In "The Ember Island Players", the habit of spouting pure, distilled narm is the sole defining trait of the Katara character in the play. The actor playing the Zuko character gets narmy, too. And while we're here, the Iroh character's face is visual narm. Guy looks like a lump of dough. It's supposed to look idiotic, but... yeesh.
** For some, [[spoiler: Azula's mental breakdown in the finale]] crossed the line into Narm Territory because of [[spoiler: her psychotic expressions.]]
*** While Azula's SanitySlippage was mainly horrifying, there ''was'' this line:
-->'''Azula''': Alright hair, it's time to face your doom!
** Aang's pure emotional turmoil at the thought of "killing" a watermelon. Yes, it ''represented'' how he felt about his apparent need to go against his beliefs and kill the Fire Lord. Yes, it's okay for him to feel conflicted about killing Ozai. But this was just a ''melon''.
---> 'I just can't do it! I can't kill an innocent melon!'
** From "Avatar Day": Aang's "You think I... KILLED SOMEONE??" Not only his voice, but also the look on his face, was amusing.
** When the Gaang discovered that Jet [[spoiler: was brainwashed by the Dai Li]], Jet gives a rhyming rebuttal:
---> ''"That's crazy! It can't be! Stay away from me!"''
*** The Gaang begin to ominously surround him immediately afterwards. It doesn't work well.
** Aang's reaction when Roku tells him about Koh the FaceStealer. While Koh is ten kinds of scary, Roku's description sounds like something straight out of the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ("they call him the FaceStealer... he will ''steal your face''"), and Aang's horrified face (which, mind you, appears ''before he finds out why Koh is so scary'') just begs for a [[MemeticMutation PENIS GOES]] ''[[MemeticMutation WHERE?]]'' caption.
** Zuko's dream. The dragons, being eaten by the floor, can pull off NarmCharm. But Zuko looking in the mirror, and seeing himself as Aang; NAKED. And ripped, at that. It was just too much.
** Zuko visiting his Uncle Iroh in prison after betraying him. Zuko's first lines are:
--> ''"I brought you komodo-chicken."''
** The reaction to the "Abandon hope" scratched into the gate in front of the Serpents Pass. Some punk left a grafitto, that's no reason to panic. Granted, it was probably a ShoutOut to the [[GeniusBonus inscription on the gates of Hell]] in the DivineComedy, but it could have been played better.
** Katara threatening to kill Zuko. Supposed to be dramatic and intimidating, and to a point, yeah, it was. Still, would've been a lot more effective if she'd been more direct instead of going on about how she'd [[NeverSayDie "make sure [Zuko's] destiny ends. Right then and there. Permanently."]]
* From the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Mako and Bolin's parents were killed by a firebender. This is actually well-done and tragic. So what's the problem? We keep meeting characters who all have "loved one(s) killed by firebenders" as part of their backstories. The third time it happened, it just got ridiculous.
** Out of the characters who said their loved ones were killed, [[BigBad Amon's]] "killed by firebenders" backstory [[spoiler: was actually a lie to gain sympathy]].
** Tahno's facial expressions as Amon is taking away his bending were just too over the top to take seriously.
** Similarly, Bolin's reaction to Mako and Korra kissing does not inspire much sympathy for him.
** Often in scenes where Korra is supposed to look hopeful and sure of herself, she ends up having an expression on her face that can only be accurately described as "derpy." For example, [[http://www.avatardestinyportal.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_ADP-1010296.png when she is traveling to Republic City by ship in the first episode.]]
** Unalaq tells Korra he needs her to open the Northern Spirit Portal. Then when she learns he's evil, he tells her that was just a lie to keep her in line. So far, it works pretty well. Then he tells Eska and Desna ''that'' was a lie, and he actually does need her. Approaching the line, but still salvagable. Then it officially crosses into silliness when he says that ''actually'' actually, he doesn't need her after all. Finally, he goes ahead and tries it, and it turns out actually ''actually'' ''ACTUALLY'', no takebacks we swear, he does need her. It's like watching FlipFlopOfGod in real time.
** Korra's expression at [[spoiler:Vaatu's escape]]. It's supposed to be shock and terror, but comes off more like a derpface.
* Good Lord, ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'':
** [[AdolfHitler Hitler]] keeps Captain Planet away. By ''[[EyeBeams staring at him]]''. The explanation is that Hitler's hatred is so pure and strong, it's like pollution, Captain Planet's {{kryptonite|Factor}}.
*** HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct explains a lot of that ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' episode.
*** They didn't even get Hitler's mustache right!
**** Maybe it was Fu Man-Hitler?
** "AIDS is the best thing to come along since the Black Plague!"
*** Not true. AIDS STINKS!
** Captain Planet gets mortally wounded just by getting splashed with a little dirty motor oil.
** "If it's doomsday this must be Belfast": the episode that presented the Troubles as [[Theatre/WestSideStory the Jets Vs The Sharks,]] complete with lines like this:
--->"You beat each other up over your names?"\\
"Why not? 'tis as good a reason as any".
*** Also perpetuated the belief that Irish people call everyone "Boyo".
---->"That's a Protestant name if ever I heard one".
*** To all who hated the "Oirish" accents in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Volume 2, check this episode out on Youtube and see how lucky you were.
** The Israel/Palestine plotline from that episode is just as bad:
--->"You Jewish oppressor!" \\
"You Arab terrorist!"
*** From the same plotline:
---->"You stop demolishing the Arabs' homes and you stop throwing stones at the soldiers."
** Wheeler utters the immortal line, "Okay, think Wheeler. If you were a zombie, where would you be? ... The vice-president's office!" [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West]] would be envious.
*** Then again, it might have a TakeThat to then-VP AlGore and his trademark wooden demeanor. Still a weird line, though.
* The makers of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' intended for the scene where the Toy Soldiers parachute from the stairs into the hall to be dramatic and exciting, and were surprised when test audiences laughed at it.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'': Not all, but most of the Gwen/Kevin {{Shipping}} moments. [[StrangledByTheRedString It makes no sense]], is [[RomanticPlotTumor shoved in your face with no subtlety whatsoever]] and everyone knows what the writers are [[ShipSinking trying to do]].
** There's more basic Narm to be had. How about "[[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong My shoes]]"?
* [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fHKjMBc1b4w This]] episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', in which Kootie Pie Koopa kidnaps Music/MilliVanilli and threatens them by turning them into accountants (no, seriously). Their reactions are hysterical.
-->"No."\\
"We're nerds."\\
"We're dweebs."\\
"This is terrible."
** More emphasis needs to be placed on the fact that the evil plan of this episode involves ''forcing Milli Vanilli to get real jobs.'' (Though, considering [[FunnyAneurysmMoment what happened]] in RealLife after Music/MilliVanilli was unmasked, that likely would've been an excellent evil plan.)
*** And the song they sing in the episode is the ''exact'' song that infamously skipped during a live concert.
** What about the screaming fangirls? Look how wide their mouths are opened!
** [[DullSurprise Rob and Fab's attempts at voice acting]]. It literally sounds like they shoved them into a recording booth and gave them a single take to record their lines.
** In reruns and DVD releases of the Mario cartoons, copyrighted music had to be deleted and replaced with a generic tune. This applied to the Milli Vanilli episode; when they "sing" (those quotes work on so many levels), you see their lips moving but hear nothing but nondescript instrumental music.
*** That mostly applies to the Super Show. 3 and SMW for the most part already had generic royalty music, with the possible exception of the above.
** The episode "Brooklyn Bound" has Mario and Luigi getting a chance to return to Brooklyn, but Mario begins having second thoughts. "Maybe we should stay and help the Princess," he tells his brother, saying it in a way that [[{{Mondegreen}} it sounds like he's saying they should "hump the Princess."]] It helps that Princess Peach responds by saying "No way, Mario!"
*** Hmm... stay in this bizarre world with talking dinosaurs and a princess to hump, or go home and clean toilets? Such a hard decision!
** That the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' cartoon episode "Mama Luigi" is such a staple of WebAnimation/YoutubePoop is in part due to Luigi's bizarre, wheeze-ridden voicing of lines like "Or is it the bagel?" and "Good thing I found a magic balloon!"
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' had a lot of odd moments; but the absolute winner in that category had to be a shirtless SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor beating on (what turns out to be a clone of) Superman with Kryptonite gloves, screaming at him for "leaving" him, which ends in Luthor essentially mounting Superman and saying [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91IZfMWoQtg "Who's your daddy?"]] If this was supposed to be an intense beatdown, it was marred because Luthor's dialogue made him come off less like Superman's archnemesis and more like his whiny ex-boyfriend. It's so [[FoeYay wrong,]] it's either funny or creepy.
** Made worse with the Creator/CartoonNetwork version, in which they (inexplicably) removed most of the violence in the movie. Now, imagine the "Who's your daddy" scene WITHOUT the entire beating scene to put it in context. Yes, Creator/CartoonNetwork had problems with the violence, but was perfectly fine with a sweaty, seemingly nude Lex whose apparently mounted Superman and just finished raping him patting him on the cheek affectionately and asking "Who's your daddy?" Narm at its best.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has a moment at the end of one episode where a robot double of Batman kills himself after thinking he killed the real Batman. As if his anguished cries ("I'VE TAKEN A LIFE! MY CITY! MY PEOPLE! [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone WHAT HAVE I DONE?!]]") weren't bad enough, the real Batman later muses, completely seriously, "What if he had a soul... a soul of silicon, maybe, but a soul no less."
** In the episode "Blind as a Bat", Bruce gets temporarily blinded by an explosion. Pretty harsh; unfortunately, this is revealed in one of the most silly, needlessly dramatic way possible - Alfred asks why doesn't his master want to go to a regular hospital, which our hero answers with "Because... I don't want anyone to find out... that I can't... SEE!!". The random use of dramatic silence by itself was quite funny, but the scene also goes alongside some pretty tragic BGM, and the animation team [[http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7633/btasnarm.jpg didn't help it]].
*** In the same episode, the Penguin hijacks a helicopter by having his {{Mook}}s replace the crew. Two men find the real pilots BoundAndGagged behind some oil drums, and feel the need to [[ShowDontTell spell it out to the audience]].
---> '''Man #1''': Looks like the helicopter crew!
---> '''Man #2''': But if you guys are here, who's flying the chopper?!
** Any time Poison Ivy starts making hammy eco-terrorist speeches. Yes, the woman's insane, but come on now! Bruce Timm and company seem to have realized the narminess too; in "The New Batman Adventures" and comics set in its continuity, the speeches have all but vanished.
*** The problem honestly lay in the delivery--Diane Pershing's insane anger sounded very forced. Ivy's insane ranting worked much better when the character was eerily calm.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', there's a flashback to Bruce proposing to a girlfriend. She happily agrees to marry him, even though her father was planning to move them to Europe. But a few days later, Bruce gets the ring back in the mail, along with a note reading "Left with Dad. Too young. Need time. Forget about me." This could have been a sad scene, except he reads it aloud in the most retarded-sounding tones imaginable.
** The Mad Hatter's StalkerWithACrush behaviour toward Alice should have been creepy, but was somewhat undercut by the fact that she was TooDumbToLive even before he resorted to mind controlling her. He takes her out on a date after she and her boyfriend break up (temporarily), and she somehow fails to notice the highly conspicuous mind-control devices that he puts on pretty much everyone they encounter.
** "Avatar," wherein Ra's Al-Ghul resurrects an ancient Egyptian queen who quickly goes OneWingedAngel on the hapless supervillain, thus prompting Batman and Talia to rescue him, is genuinely creepy until it's time for Batman to slay the hideous queen-mummy. He urges the others to run, shouting that "I'll do what I can to stop that... ''thing''!" It's supposed to be a tense moment, but the way he says "thing" makes you immediately picture the letters of the word festering and oozing slime down their sides, like some really bad horror movie poster.
** The scene where a very pissed off Robin (Dick Grayson) punches out Batman, is pretty dramatic... until it cuts to Batgirl gasping.
* "[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Kids, there's nothing more cool than being hugged by someone you like.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jSKyWSvNgg But if someone tries to touch you in a way or in a place that makes you feel uncomfortable, that's no good!]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5gNSqJyzn8 The He-Man equivalent.]]
*** At least [[AcceptableTargets priests]] aren't mentioned.
** Hell, all of the "[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Sonic Says]]" segments are pure Narm.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_odgZWBx1s Sonic, they're so SLOOOOOOW!]]
*** [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Even you can learn from a sloth!"]]
** Tails' funniest line in the series is this: After he's done spiffing up this one guy to make him look good for his girlfriend, Tails emphatically says, [[HoYay "You look hot, Lucas!"]]. Oh, Tails.
* Narrowly averted in the Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} version of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. According to the DVDCommentary, while animating the scene where the dwarves are mourning Snow White's [[DisneyDeath apparent death]], they noticed the narmish quality on an expression on Dopey's face, and so they edited it so that they only show Dopey crying softly into Doc's shoulder. (Dopey's face always looks silly, but for most of the film that fits the mood.)
* As if ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon wasn't silly enough..." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyAhs4_bRbQ Ganon teaches boxing]]". At least the game version never had such a moment.
** Is he boxing with the Triforce of Power?
** Because it has to be said once, "[[WellExcuseMePrincess well, EXCUUUUUUUUSE ME, Princess!]]" ... sorry.
* The ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' cartoon has a scene of M. Bison watching Guile, Chun Li, and Blanka getting the crap knocked out of them by his mutants. He [[EvilTastesGood calls it delicious]] and then reacts to one of his mutants shoving Guile [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0j0lO7uQBo by squealing "Yes!" like a child on Christmas morning not once but twice]] while oddly heroic-sounding bagpipe music plays behind him. (This has consequently become a major piece to use in WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s.)
** The music in that scene (and many others in the series) is actually a remix of [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] "Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor".
** Many, ''many'' other moments from the Street Fighter cartoon probably qualify, but two especially Narmy moments are [[SayMyName Guile yelling]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_1iwwR8sHU BISON!]]" [[StuffBlowingUp while spontaneously combusting]], and Chun-Li's father's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSUGbntqjAk demise]]. (Gee, could that spinning kick be any ''slower''?)
*** Look at Bison as Chun-li's dad is coming at him. He looks extremely unimpressed.
---> '''Cammy''' (in the middle of her HeroicBSOD): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWxW79mYQWQ EVERYTHING IS LIES, EVERYTHING IS LIES!!!!!!]]
** Don't forget Ryu and Ken being turned into the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK-58V_uxi8 Ambiguously Gay Duo]]. A few choice quotes...
-->'''Ryu''': Oh, man. I just got slimed by Arnold ''the pig!'' That's it; I'm OUT OF HERE!
-->'''Ken''': Oh, Guile! That colour ith tho, ''you!''
-->'''Fei Long''': Look at you, you've ignored your training and you've turned against all of your friends!
-->'''Ken''': Then ''you''... you're a '''LOSER!!'''
** These [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=IGEJDKJdPGg two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00W42aJzPC4 compilations]] sum it up well.
** For the opposite of Bison's "Yes!", check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_5LnKVfS5M this clip]] of Guile letting out a BigNo.
** There's also a scene where Bison is knocked into the computer, and the computer looks like it is ''eating Bison alive'', just... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_MTBTAOaKc Just watch]].
*** There is a part when Zangief knocks out Dee jay, who falls over. We get a close up of Dee jay's face that's supposed to be dramatic. Instead, he has his jaw hanging down, and is staring into space.
**** When Zangief proceeds to pick up Guile, Bison is floating in the background with his arms stretched out like he's being crucified.
* [[spoiler: The brief DisneyDeath Danielle received]] in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom,'' because Danny sounds like he's in a middle school play. He sounded so fake and stilted, as if he was glad about what happened.
** Not to mention that Danny seems to scream "Get away!" at his enemies more often than anything else.
*** Especially when they're (so he thinks) stronger than him.
** An example of this as Narm would be when in The Ultimate Enemy the older ghosts are closing in on him and he screams "GET AWAY!" somewhat dramatically... while cowering against the wall hiding his face.
** And of course "Eye for an Eye" which is a treasure trove of Narmy quotes from Vlad ("I'm rubbing your nose in this mess you made, Daniel, doesn't it smell yummy?" and "You forgot to take your supplements, have a dose of vitamin-ME!" for example).
* The new songs from the 10th anniversary edition of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''. Perhaps they were cut from the theatrical release of the film for a reason. They don't fit with the rest of the film, and they sound like Music/JoshGroban songs.
** Although, the reason why "If I Never Knew You" was put back into the movie was popular demand. It's one of the most popular Disney songs of all time despite only appearing over the closing credits in the original version.
** From the original movie, the lyric: "They're not like you and me, which means they must be evil!" WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's stunned reaction [[{{Anvilicious}} says it all]].
* The early (pre-series) ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons Raccoons]]'' TV specials are chock-full of Narm:
** In ''The Raccoons on Ice'', there's the entire scene where the Raccoons and Sophia Tutu sneak into Cyril Sneer's mansion to try to convince Cedric to play on their team against Cyril's. A particular highlight: When Cedric (who has a different, incredibly whiny voice in the specials) worries about getting into further trouble with his father, he whines, "I've already been grounded for a month... ''and no chocolate pudding!!!''" The Narm factor is upped by Sophia's response:
---> "Cedric, this is ''bigger'' than ''chocolate pudding!''"
*** At the end of that scene, when Cedric chickens out after being threatened by Cyril again, Sophia responds by apparently dumping him on the spot, exclaiming "Cedric Sneer, your heart is as cold and hard as a hockey puck!" and taking away the picture of her on Cedric's nightstand. The delivery of the line, and Cedric's whiny sobbing afterward, make it pure Narm.
** In ''The Raccoons and the Lost Star'', any time Sophia Tutu opens her mouth is potential Narm. For example, whenever Sophia says something like "Oh no, how dreadful!" or "That's terrible!" in a moment meant to be sad...
*** When Cyril Sneer ambushes Cedric and Sophia to kidnap Sophia's puppy Broo and get his hands on the lost star, Sophia believes that Cedric led her into the trap (which he didn't know about) and returns his gift of chocolates, saying in the Narmiest way imaginable, "I'll never be able to look at a chocolate again!"
*** The scene where bad guys take Broo away from Sophia, and Cyril gets his hands on the star. Overly dramatic music plays; Sophia tearfully exclaims, "You leave Broo alone, you ''bullies!''"; we see a menacingly grinning bear henchman from Broo's P.O.V., reaching for him, his shadow cast over Broo; and finally, Cyril taking the star from around Broo's neck and exclaiming "My star! At last!" as the music reaches crescendo. The whole bit is overly (melo)dramatic and instant Narm.
**** Sophia tells Cyril, "You're a beastly, horrible... BEAST!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' series has its share of Narm moments. In the episode "Moving In," Lisa, unable to cope with moving away from her old neighborhood, lashes out at her parents and lets her {{Wangst}} out in front of everyone at the dinner table.
--> "I have no friends anymore, I miss my school, I hate this house! Nobody cares what ''I'' think! None of this would have happened if you hadn't lost your job!"
** Not to mention her mother's reaction.
--> "Leeza!"
* The '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series had this in spades. It was a well done show overall, but the female characters got ridiculously dramatic - especially Lilandra, Rogue, and {{Storm}}, who would go into a fit of "Aaaaarghhhhh" or "Noooooo!" at the slightest injury.
** Some of the best unintentionally silly moments can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfmqSOr2-NY these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Bc7QQeLAY&NR=1 montages]]. Highlights include Rogue having NoIndoorVoice, {{Wolverine}} acting like a cranky old guy rather than a CoolOldGuy, and -uh- [[BlessedWithSuck Tableman]].
** One of the narmiest moments in that series was the first appearance of Banshee, who sees the Professor falling into the sea, starts screaming and leaps off a cliff (which is how his powers work in the comics, but comes across as absurd when you can actually ''hear'' it).
** Cable's classic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSNAQAwm-wU#t=04m30s WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!]]
** One of Cable's soldiers screams "Apocalypse is too strong for us to fight!" on the top of her lungs. It sounded like a big lazy whine from a teenager who doesn't want to do her shores.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' episode "Roboto's Gambit", Teela mourns the destruction of Roboto. This makes no sense because Roboto is JustAMachine that can be rebuilt as new.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' movies, almost every scene involving [[spoiler: Dot and Enzo's father]] is pure Narm. This was due to a combination of questionable writing, his ridiculous appearance, and his voice, which sounded like he was speaking through a mouthful of water.
--> No! Don't touch me! The nulls!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' movie, after Ch'rell finds out that there is more than one TMNT universe, he cries "Turtles, Karai! Ninja... Turtles!" in a way that sounds like he just had a bad dream.
** And every time, thanks to the never say die rule, does Shredder always, ''always'', '''[[RuleOfThree ALWAYS]]''', says "Perish" in at least one of his sentences every episode he appears in, it just gets ridiculous.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'': "We've GOT to have... moonnnnnney!"
** May be creepy and scary to some, but Dr. Applecheeks approaching the ice cream truck like a pedophile is very funny to watch.
* ''Every time, every continuity'' after the first movie literally ''every time'' [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus]] dies; the Transformers Wiki even acknowledges this.
** In the French dub of [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Transformers G1]], it's hard to take Optimus Prime seriously because his voice is dubbed by the very same guy who does [[TheSmurfs Brainy Smurf's voice]]. He has the very same annoying, obnoxious voice. And then, there's Bumblebee, also dubbed by the same voice actor, who has the same voice of Clumsy Smurf, stammering on every line like he did on TheSmurfs. Really.
* Eddie Brock's VillainousBreakdown from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' qualifies for some. "It only loved me for the hate!"
** There's another one mere minutes after Eddie's breakdown. Flash learns he just got a part in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and gets to kiss his crush Sha Shan. Note that at the time, Flash was wearing a Spider-Man outfit and on crutches. ItMakesSenseInContext. Then Sha Shan points out that Flash got the part of Bottom. You know, the guy who got an ass' head. Then an abrupt ImagineSpot happens and Flash is suddenly Spider-Man on crutches with a donkey's head. We know you love Shakespeare, Weisman, but that's just surreal even with context.
*** That was actually a GettingCrapPastTheRadar moment. Sha Shan was saying that Flash was perfect for the role and his face was replaced with a Donkey's. She was essentially calling him a Jackass.
**** Peter Parker's design on the show. Most character designs work well... except for Peter's. He's supposed to be in high school, but he looks about twelve years old.
* The voice of the Narrator and Admiral Yularen in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is just plain silly. It's less "Star Wars" and more "Buy Scrubbing Bubbles!"
** Also, there was this one scene where Anakin and Asoka had to rescue babies from a platform sinking into lava. The show is normally melodramatic, but that episode took it to new heights.
** Season three's ninth episode, "The Hunt for Ziro", takes the cake with the prominently featured love story of a [[FridgeLogic gay slug and his long-mouthed girlfriend]] who are being chased across the galaxy to finally find the money for a peaceful life away from crime and war. It is painful to watch, especially when they meet Ziro's mother, the bastard child of too many clichés to count.
* In the Direct-to-Video ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', Ultraman at a point bitch-slaps the President of the United States... and the slap makes him ''bleed''. They probably intended to show that Ultraman was an ultrastrong badass, but the way this scene was directed made it look like the President was a living bottle of tomato sauce.
* Some of the fights in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' were poorly choreographed, and the dialogue didn't help. ([[IdiotBall Robin punching a giant goo monster, anyone?]]) Fortunately, the show shaped up by the finale.
** The BigBad of the last season was literally a BrainInAJar. After facing a demon lord with the power to destroy worlds, well... Also, his voice is either scary or Narm.
*** And if his voice wasn't this, his scream when Robin blows up the communicator he's attached to definitely is. Yes, somebody who uses a Stephen Hawking-like robotic voice screamed.
** How about the dialogue in "Aftershock"? Seeing people say so many [[NeverSayDie euphemisms for death]] in such a dark episode really puts off the mood.
* The Shredder's trial scene in the third season finale of the second ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' has two rather Narmy things going for it: First, when the Utroms declare that they find C'hrell guilty as charged, C'hrell gasps as if he is really surprised that they didn't clear him of his charges, despite the fact that the Utroms just finished providing foolproof evidence of C'hrell committing numerous crimes. Second, when the Utrom guards are escorting the handcuffed Karai and Dr. Chaplin away, Karai yells: ''"This is not what I wanted, Leonardo! This is NOT what I wanted!"''. No shit, Karai?
** There are also lots of narmy moments littered throughout the series. Some hold NarmCharm while others... just watch "April's Artifact" and prepare to cringe at the ultra cheesy montage song.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KirikouAndTheSorceress'', there is that scene where Kirikou pulls the skunk/badger/whatever out of the squirrels' burrow to protect them. The image of a very tiny little boy pulling a badger by the tail out of a burrow is funny.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' episode "Search and Do Not Destroy" has Heather's evil plan involve kissing Trent in front of Gwen. After it happens, and Gwen runs away crying, Trent walks away and falls to the ground, smashing his hands on the ground. If that isn't Narm-ish enough, Gwen was also doing the same thing, while crying and yelling, and her yelling does sound sorta strange...
* Any "dramatic" scene in ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow''. This is probably due to everyone being, well, a toy.
* Any scene in a Creator/SparkPlugEntertainment movie, such as when the titular character cries in ''WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure''.
* The intro to ''Widget the World Watcher''. "Nature called, we didn't care!" sounds like "Had to go to the bathroom, but we ignored it and peed in our pants!"
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Quick question; [[spoiler: [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog a mad witch-doctor has you pinned to the ground and transformed into a frog, has all but won the plot, and is gloating about how, had you taken his previous offer, you wouldn't remain a slimey frog all your life.]] But you have a plan to take him down. What is your pre-asskicking one-liner? If you answered; "It's not slime, it's mucus!" as a reference to an earlier inside joke which wasn't really funny to begin with, you have made your victory narmy.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' cartoon, Brainiac 5 shouts 'Superman!'. Unfortunately, it sounds more like 'SOOUPERMAN!'
* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' is one of those things where the things that are meant to be funny aren't, but what isn't meant to be funny is due to Narm. Seeing how bad the animation and voice acting could get was the only entertainment to be derived from it. Special mention goes to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoofs, with Ethan's awkward falling and Lilah's hilariously terrible delivery: ''"OH MY GOD LUCAS LOOK BEHIND US."''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' was full of this stuff:
** Electro in 'Bite-Sized' is probably the Narmiest villain Batman's ever faced. ''"THEY SHOULD RENAME YOU THE DYNAMIC... PICKLES!"''
** It is hard to take a villain named 'Professor Bubbles' seriously, especially when his henchman is called [[AccidentalInnuendo 'Blow']].
** Zarbor. A being who is meant to be a powerful BigBad, yet has a voice like he inhaled an entire bunch of balloons and a stereotypical [[UnfortunateImplications 'Fu Man Chu']] look.
** Speaking of Zarbor, the episode where he made Batman and Robin evil is full of Narmilicious delight. ''"Why are you doing this, Batman?" "Two reasons: wealth... and power. [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA.]]"''
** The HurricaneOfPuns in general. ''"Keep up the BAD work, Penguin, old pal."''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHHqz084ZYE Hear how the Riddler speaks and laughs here.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' episode "Hunter" would be a lot cooler if not for the use of StockSoundEffects normally heard in comedy. Slide whistles do not belong in battles with EVO's!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': "Jack has been blown to smithereens!" Okay, Mayor, we know you're understandably upset, ''but could you have said that any less hilariously?''
** "THE KING OF HALLOWWEEEENNN HAS BEEEEENNN BLOOOOWN TO SMITHEREEEEENSSS!!!"
** ''Anytime'' the Mayor is upset. He just can't do drama.
** SKELETON JACK IS NOW A PILE OF DUST! Way to break it gently to the citizens of Halloween Town, Mayor.
** Some think that Jack delivering those scary presents is more funny than terrifying. Or otherwise think [[MisaimedFandom the presents are]] [[FreakyIsCool really cool]].
** When Jack confronts Oogie Boogie, he's lying on a table in a pose that doesn't say badass and looked more like he's ReadyForLoveMaking. And this is just after the Mayor's bit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'': In the English dub, the voice actor for Francis is obviously trying his hardest to sound angry and upset in one scene, but it's just so pathetically done that it's hilarious.
** "YOU!? But Kong, why YOU!?" Francis is probably just humoring Kong, but he's sounds like he's cooing a three year old.
*** "Youspoketoa MAN!?"
**** Anytime English Francis groans or screams. Subverted in the German version, where he actually sounds like he's in peril, and it isn't overdone.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' has an old man yelling at some kids to get off his property. He picks one of them up and threatens them with, "DO YOU WANT TO BE A DEAD PERSON?!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBFMKpqtNi0 Marvel]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2pOaNcbRlw animation]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lzkq5APVc from]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUvG7U5_ioM the]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEvVgjwGzNU past.]]
** One particular one was the adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' issue 4, where Iron Man introduces the team to Captain America. A split second later, there's a close up of the team, their heads bunched together... and Giant Man giving us the most ridiculous "DURRRR" face ever! Doesn't help that his voice actor sounds just as goofy!
* The DirectToVideo ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' movies contain a few such moments:
** The classic opening scenes with Turaga Vakama's narration explaining the basic backstories behind each movie, using colorful stones to represent the major players. The visuals and music score both add to the sense of epicness, but then you realize: these are just rocks doing stuff in a sandpit!
** ''Mask of Light'' starts with a scenic image of the village of Ta-Koro as the camera pans over the area to focus on a lonely Ta-Matoran, Jaller. Over Nathan Furst's beautiful music score, the first bit of character dialog can be heard: Jaller repeatedly calling for Takua in his vaguely surfer-accented, teenage-toned voice. "Tuh-KOO-aaah! Tuh-KOO-aaah!" The tone set by the intro is shattered.
** When Hahli brings the news that Mata Nui has to be awakened, the crowd of gathered Toa and Turaga starts murmuring, unsure of what to do. Vakama, after a long session of stroking his metal-beard, decides to set things into motion (since this would be the most important event of their lifetime, after all), but Onewa promptly reminds him that marching into the BigBad's lair might be dangerous (despite the fact that they have six immensely powerful heroes to aid them). Cut to the whole crowd suddenly murmuring again, with a confused Hahli looking over them. This was meant to be a serious scene.
** The Skrall squad [[SpecialEffectFailure running in place]] at the beginning of the big battle in ''The Legend Reborn''.
** Whenua's infamous "'Cause that's what friends do" line from the third movie. It's supposed to sound comforting and inspirational, but given that it's a huge OutOfCharacterMoment for Whenua, that he says it in response to the line "We'll find a way [to reverse our horrible mutations, fight off an army of GiantSpiders and rescue the imprisoned population of the city] together", his gruff voice in general, not to mention that the movie tried to be ''dark'', it comes off as plainly corny and out-of-place.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent are in a diner discussing Superboy and Clark's refusal to act as the father figure that the boy desperately needs. It's a fine scene... up until Clark leaves and angrily tells the waiter that he'll have the apple pie he just ordered to go. Pie is not well known for being appropriately dramatic.
** That entire scene could count for some. It's literally [[FanNickname The World's Finest]] [[HoYay Bromance]] having an argument over custody. This exchange pretty much says it all.
--> '''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]]''': The boy needs his father.
--> '''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]''': [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild I'm not his father!]]
** Superboy's over-emotional feral screaming in a lot of the early episodes (especially in ''Bereft''), while not being ''totally'' uncalled for given his pre-character-development personality, can become rather silly and over the top.
** The PunctuatedForEmphasis example at the end of "The Hunt" [[spoiler: You're. Off. The Team]] may have been a ''bit'' overdramatic...
* ''"Starveillance"'': Mischa Barton skit. It's not the dream idea thing that made me consider this for entry, oh no, it's not the claymation--it's one thing with the zombies in claymation, but Lifetime zombies? It probably should have freaked me out--but seeing Shannon Doherty, Star Jones, and Michelle Rodriguez in that skit made me smirk just a little bit at how Narmy it all was.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has a Narmful OpeningNarration from the title character.
** "He bought their affections with showmanship and extravagant gifts of deliciousness. So I too [[HowDoIUsedTense will make]] this pop-ped corn and win over those mindless drones."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4AUpn-vhYc The Flim-Flam brothers laughing]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Super-Speedy Cider-Squeezy 6000". Seriously, Flim sounds like fricking [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark]] for Gods sake!
** Or as one of the comments put it, [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead "Fleamis and Flamhead"]].
** They laugh again later on, but it sounds nothing like the first time. Somehow, [[UpToEleven the laughs become even narmier.]]
** Shining Armor's face during the second part of the second season finale when he was [[spoiler:being mindcontrolled]] did cause a few unintended giggles.
** King Sombra in general fails to come across as a serious threat. First, his design, which was probably meant to avoid the issue of villainous creatures coming across as UglyCute at worst, but instead ended up looking like an ill-conceived [[OriginalCharacter OC]], right down to a predominantly black-and-red color scheme. Second, the fact that his appearance was limited to flashbacks and casting a shadowy presence over the Crystal Empire while muttering about "CRYSSSSTAAALLLLSSS" and "SSSLAAAAVES".
** At the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnofHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony Part 1]], Twilight's friends have been [[MindRape discorded]], Twilight failed in finding the Elements of Harmony, and Discord laughs in victory, complete with lightning, scary music, a dark tone, and... Discord holding an inside out pink umbrella that meowed upon opening.
** The climax of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'' gets ruined for some viewers when Spike says, "Rarity has turned into Website/SomethingAwful."
** The SuperMode forms of the Mane Six when they unlock the chest in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]''. Sure it's a cool moment, but they just look silly, what with the EightiesHair. They've been compared to [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Mega Evolutions]], for one.\\\
The final battle with Tirek is widely noted for its ''Dragon Ball Z'' influences, which was cool; making the ponies go Super Saiyan just made it extra silly on top of looking ridiculous.\\\
Plus, despite Twilight's transformation being saved for last, she actually looks the ''least'' different, with just a couple new highlights in her mane and tail.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** The romantic subplot of the Season 7 semi-finale "Overclockwise". The attempts to add humor to "defuse the tension" only make things more awkward. The ending scene, however, is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming much more successful]], perhaps suggesting that [[RelationshipUpgrade moving on]] from the [[WillTheyOrWontThey current situation]] would be for the best at this point, as opposed to [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks endlessly recycling the romantic tension plots and letting the show stagnate]].
* The book series ''Literature/ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark'' has some terrifying and downright traumatizing stories and images. Then somebody took it upon themselves to animate the stories. Some of them are effective, but some of them... In one of the more famous stories, ''ScaryScarecrows,'' Harold is terrifying in the illustration. In the animation, he looks to have a LEGO head.
* [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] gives us this gem: "She shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel... and DIE!" The rather... insignificant injury ruins the effect a bit...
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'' where [[spoiler:Rogue smashes [[TakenForGranite stonified]] Mystique]], Kurt's ridiculous SlowNo basically ruins the entire scene.
* At one point early in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Musa slaps Icy across the face in front of pretty much everyone from Cloud Tower. Icy is standing there, looking like she's either going to explode or scream, when Stormy leans in close, points at the handprint, and says something to the effect of "I can see her fingerprints on your face! Does it hurt?"; the line was actually supposed to show that Stormy has some empathy for her "sisters", but it comes off more as proof that she's the stupid one of the Trix. Note that this scene was changed when 4Kids translated the show, so it's not quite the same.
** In the same episode (again, in markets other than America), Stella has a bug up her butt for some reason (she's under a curse in America). She starts lashing out at her roommates whenever they say, well, pretty much anything, but seems to have NO IDEA that what she's saying might be offensive to other people! You'd think she would figure it out after Musa storms out on her, but she has the same shocked "What?" moment EVERY SINGLE TIME!
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the episode with the Royal Flush gang. The TV producer wouldn't cancel the show until Batman says it belongs to TheJoker. The TV producer face's turning to pure shock ''BEFORE'' Batman finishes his sentence.
* A lot of media in general is notorious for having "serious" specials where the series is stated to be the end, or TheBadGuyWins. Though, since it is mentioned countless times it is not way during any form of work or even before the work, the seriousness is taken away since you probably already know that since this isn't the end of the series, the good guy will win no matter what.

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