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->"Hello. [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Inigo Montoya.]] [[YouKilledMyFather You killed my father.]] [[PrepareToDie Prepare to die."]]
--> -- '''[[DashingHispanic Inigo Montoya]]''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Hello.]]

Fun fact: "Hello" (or "hullo") used to be an expression of surprise or questioning (as in "Hullo, what's this?") until [[NewerThanTheyThink around the turn of the 20th century]] when it became the standard expression for answering the telephone. The modern use and spelling was "invented" by Thomas Edison; the first use of it with modern spelling was as a greeting in a letter from him to Alexander Graham Bell in 1887. [[note]] Hello, or rather "Hallu" from the hunting fields, was also the first recorded word, shouted by Edison to test Bell's prototype.[[/note]] (This would have been the rather nautical "Ahoy-hoy!" if Graham Bell had his way. [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] would approve.) From there it went on to become the catch-all greeting it is today. In French, "Bonjour"[[note]]Formal greeting[[/note]], "Salut"[[note]]Friendly/familiar greeting[[/note]] & "Allo"[[note]]Phone greeting[[/note]]. In Japan, they say "Konnichiwa" or (on the phone) "Moshi moshi" (which has a similar [[NoodleIncident quirky origin story]]). However, lots of countries do include some variant of "Hello" or "Allo" even if only for answering the phone. Interestingly, the German "Hallo" is still also used to express surprise or disbelief, but it's probably more likely in Austria than in Germany. The standard Spanish greeting, "Hola" (which comes from French via Old German, so it shares an origin with the English word "Hello") is also used to express surprise or disbelief (usually with a tinge of exasperation) when formulated as a question ("¿Hola?") and, finally, in the United Kingdom "hello" is still used to express surprise (often in a variation on the phrasing "ooh, hello") alongside being a (progressively more formal) greeting.

Related tropes include CrashIntoHello, HelloNurse, HelloSailor, StealthHiBye, ClickHello, TwangHello, AttackHello, IncomingHam, DoctorDoctorDoctor, and numerous others. Trope Namer is RealLife. Obviously. [[note]]Though it's indirectly named by ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', to make Inigo Montoya's famous quote an AllBlueEntry.[[/note]]

Contrast {{Goodbye}}.


* [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Hello]], ladies. Look at me, now back to your monitor, now back to me, now ''back'' to your monitor. Sadly, I'm not on your monitor. Look down, back up. I'm on a webpage. [[note]]You just read this in my voice.[[/note]]
-->-- '''The man your man could smell like.'''

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/GaReiZero'' has this gem ([[ArtifactOfDeath no pun intended]]):
--> '''[[spoiler:Evil]] Yomi''': "[[{{Narm}} Yello]], Kagura~"
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
--> '''Chiyo's dad''': "[[GratuitousEnglish HALLO, EVERY-NYAN! HOW AH YUU?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBZBAbbKt8 FAIN SANKYUU!]]"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW7HT0H-vpo Mr. Popo]]
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Zetsu]] [[GratuitousEnglish says]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnhNLP9WS78 HALLOOOOOO!!]]"

* Inverted by Franchise/{{Superman}} foe Bizarro, who is the reverse Superman, and thus does everything backwards, greeting Superman with a hearty "Goodbye, Superman" and usually leaving with a "Hello".

* Used in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'':
-->'' "[[TropeNamers Hello]]. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie."''
* Speaking of Rob Reiner: ''[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap "HELLOOOOO, CLEVELAND!"]]''
* In ''Film/DayOfTheDead'', the group regularly fly out on a helicopter, set down and shout HELLO through a megaphone. Seems to be their whole search method for survivors. That and calling on the radio, but the ones they have are in poor condition and don't have the range.
* In ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' Jim wandered through the deserted London shouting hello and would say it whenever he entered a building, searching for survivors. It became his catchphrase as this situation became more apparent and his naiveté [[BreakTheCutie began to evaporate, fast.]] At the end of the film [[spoiler: the word 'hello' is incorporated into their signal to the outside world, spelled out on the grass on an idyllic [[GhibliHills Ghibli Hill]], and (implicitly) is what caught the notice of their rescuers.]]
* In 2009's ''Film/StarTrek'', after the ''USS Kelvin'' is overpowered and nearly destroyed by the mysterious [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience black]] ship, Ayel hails them, [[DissonantSerenity calmly]] beginning the message with, "Hello..."
** Ayel's captain is similarly friendly and informal when hailing the ''Enterprise'':
---> "Hi, Christopher, I'm Nero."
* Don't forget old [[Franchise/StarWars Obi-Wan's]] "Hello there..." in ''Film/ANewHope'' towards R2-D2. He [[AnachronicOrder did it before]] [[CallForward when he]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith confronts General Grievous]].
--> "[[MemeticMutation Hello there!]]"

* [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]: "Say hello to my little friend!"
* The fact that "hello" [[SignsOfDisrepair can turn into]] "hell" crops up:
** ''Film/MotelHell'' is a comedy horror movie centering around Motel Hello, which has a faulty neon letter.
** In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', Catwoman smashes her "Hello There" sign, removing the 'o' and 'T'.
** See: '''THEATRE''' below...
* [[Film/{{Splash}} "Hello. Do you have any idea, how I got here? Did you save me? Do, do you speak any English?"]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
--> '''Randall:''' Say hello to the [[ColdBloodedTorture [=ScreamExtractor=]]]!
--> '''Mike:''' ...hello.
* The memorable "Hello, Clarice" from ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. [[BeamMeUpScotty Although this is not what is actually said.]]
* ''Well.... helllLO!'' - the catchphrase of comic actor Leslie Phillips on meeting an attractive woman. Phillips made a career of playing [[KavorkaMan slightly oily Lotharios]] in British films and on TV.
* In ''[[Film/ScaryMovie Scary Movie 3]]'' the aliens say hello by choking people. George makes the mistake of asking [[GroinAttack how they say good-bye]].

* In ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', the standard greeting among Tralfamdorians, who see all of time at once and as unchangeable, is "Goodbye. Hello. Goodbye. Hello."
* Another example from weird science fiction: In Philip K. Dick's ''Counter-Clock World,'' time is running backwards, so people say "Goodbye" when they meet and "Hello" when they part. This becomes sad and poignant when the protagonist gets a call from [[spoiler: his wife, telling him she's leaving him. She]] ends the conversation by saying "Hello."
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The standard Orcish greeting is "Ashdautas Vrasubatlat" -- "Someday I will kill you", the usual reply is "Nar Udautas" -- "Not today".

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Film/TheThreeStooges would answer the phone as if they were a barbershop quartet.
** The Stooges' sung "hellos" were often quoted on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} "Hello, Newman." "Hellooooo... Jerry."]]
** On a certain episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' entitled "The Voice", the titular character mocks his girlfriend's nighttime stomach gurgling with a loud, booming voice, bellowing "HELLOOOOO...la la laaaa"
* According to ''Series/LookAroundYou'''s "Maths" episode, the numeral 3 equals "hello" in the "language of numbers." Also, on the show's periodic table, "Hello" (atomic symbol "Hi") can be found in place of selenium.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', after the Doctor recently regenerates into his eleventh incarnation, he drives away invading Atraxi with the following words in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]], after they discover that his [[TheNthDoctor previous incarnations]] are responsible for the defeat of ''hundreds'' of past Earth invaders.
-->'''The Doctor:''' Hello. [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya I'm the Doctor.]] [[PrepareToDie Basically... run.]]
* The ''Series/{{Glee}}'' episode "Hell-O" covers this trope quite well. It even features several of the songs listed below and a reference to the origin of the term as described above.
** It also parodied the standard "hello" greeting used on the phone:
-->'''[[TeamDad Will]]:''' For example, what do you guys say when you pick up the phone?
-->'''[[SassyBlackWoman Mercedes]]:''' "What up?"
-->'''[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Artie]]:''' "Who 'dis be?"
-->'''[[CampGay Kurt]]:''' [[BreadEggsMilkSquick "No, she's dead, this is her son."]]
* In an episode of ''Series/ModernFamily'' Cameron says that unlike his partner Mitchell who had to convince his parents that he was gay, his mother knew he was the minute he came out of the womb saying "He-lllllllooooo!"
* [[Series/AlloAllo Allo, Allo, zis is Nighthawk...]]
* Tommy Cockles's catchphrase on ''Series/TheFastShow''. Unfortunate when he was cast as 'Third Nazi' (a "role I made my own incidentally") in a wartime propaganda film: First Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Second Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Third Nazi: "Hello there!"
* '''''[+HELLO!!+]''''' '''[+...WHAT?? ...NAH, I'M JUST EXPLAINING THAT THIS TROPE WAS USED BY THE "ANNOYING PHONE GUY" IN Series/TriggerHappyTV. ...NAH, IT'S RUBBISH.+]''' '''''[+CIAO!!!+]'''''
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' had [[RunningGag Annyong]]. Which becomes even funnier when in the last episode we learn his real name is [[spoiler: Hel-loh]].
* ''Series/TopGear'': Only James May could make this one word [[ItMakesSenseInContext the funniest thing ever.]] Especially when addressing a pretty woman in front of his co-presenters. [[note]]"You have to start with 'hello!'"[[/note]]
* They covered the origin story of the word in one episode of ''Series/{{QI}}'', in which Creator/StephenFry was mocked for still using it in the surprised sense of "Hello, what's this?"
-->'''Alan:''' Stephen, what was the last thing that made you go "Hel''lo?''"
-->'''Stephen:''' It was a genital wart.
* [[Series/{{Dexter}} "Hello, Dexter Morgan."]]
* Rimmer in ''Series/RedDwarf'' has a ... complex theory about how aliens might say this.
-->[[spoiler:(referring to Lister and the Cat and their broken feet) 'It hurts like HELL, right? And it's beLOW the knees. They did it twice--TO. And (the recently completed) jigsaw must mean "you". "Hello to you"!']]
* The final challenge of the 21st season of the U.S. version of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' was for the racers to identify the phrases for hello and goodbye used by the Pit Stop greeters at each country they visited. They all took a long time because this was the one thing they didn't pay attention to.
* Every short from Series/DrunkHistory begins with the narrator visibly gathering their alcohol-addled wits, focusing on the camera and intoning, "Hello."
* On ''Series/TheNanny'', [[RichBitch C.C. Babcock]] [[CatchPhrase usually greets people with "Hello, hello..."]] whenever she enters a scene.
* A running gag on ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' was when somebody (usually Laverne) would say something about something dumb or disgusting, Lenny and Squiggy would barge in and Squiggy always yelled "Hello!"
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' gave us this with a duplicated Kathryn Janeway on a duplicated ''Voyager'' invaded by Vidiians and about to self-destruct.
-->'''Janeway''': Hello. I am Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge.

* In Great Britain, ''Hello!'' is a vacuous and copiously illustrated celebrity lifestyle magazine inviting we poor, mediocre and unattractive mortals to have a glimpse into the homes and lifestyles of the rich and attractive and worship their wealth and wondrousness. Amusingly, [[TheProductionCurse it went through a period where every happily married celebrity couple it interviewed]] were so content with their lives and so in love, that they ended up in a financial meltdown or a messy public divorce within a few months of being featured.

* [[Music/TheWall Hello, is there anybody in there?]] ([[Music/PinkFloyd Just nod if you can hear me...]])
* Marc Almond's "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye."
* Music/EricClapton's "Hello Old Friend."
* "Hello, Ma Baby," the ragtime telephone song. Most people nowadays know this as the song of a [[WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening dancing frog]] and/or a [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} ChestBurster]].
* [[Music/TheBeatles "Hello Goodbye"]]
* [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Hello, Darkness, my old friend.]]
* [[Music/TheDoors Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?]]
** Music/RogerWaters, co-writer of "Comfortably Numb", the first example in this folder, also has a song called "Hello, I Love You."
* [[Music/LionelRichie "Hello, is it me you're looking for?"]] And then he was [[ComicStrip/BloomCounty run over by a tank]].
* [[Music/ToddRundgren Hello, it's me. I've thought about us for a long, long time.]]
* [[Music/AliceCooper Hello! HOORAY!]]
* [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Hello, hello, hello, how low?]]
* How the Music/PublicImageLtd song "Public Image" begins, with the echoing "Hello, Hello, Hello hello, Hello, Hello, ha ha ha!"
* [[Music/{{U2}} Hello, hello (HOLA!) I'm at a place called Vertigo!]]
* [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Hello? Helloooo? Is anybody out there? HELLLOOOO!?!]]
* [[Music/CheapTrick Hello there, ladies and gentlemen/Hello there, ladies and gents]] / [[HeavyMeta Are you ready to rock?/Are you ready or not?]]
* [[Music/LupeFiasco "Hello Darkness...Hello Sunshine...Hello Not-at-all...Hello All-the-time...Hello Nowhere...Hello Oblivion, Hello Goodbye..."]] From the same song: "Hello end of the world! How are you? I'm fine."
* [[Music/LadyGaga Hello, hello, baby, you called, I can't hear a thing. I have got no service in the club, you see.]]
* [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Hello, how are you? Let me explain one thing...]] (From "Master Passion Greed")
* [[Music/AsianKungFuGeneration Hello, hello, hello, hello... You know it's good to see you here again...]]
* [[Music/{{Evanescence}} Hello, I'm still here...]]
* [[Film/TheLastMimzy Helloooooo, I love you... Is there anybody in there?]]
* [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hello, how are you? How have you been?]]
* [[Music/UtadaHikaru Hello, how are you lately? If you're ok, that's fine.]]
* Ferry Corsten's ''Passport United States of America'' mix features a track called "Hello (Original Mix)" by Poison Pro. Appropriately enough, it's the first track on the mix.
* [[Music/TheRunaways "Hello, Dad. Hello, Mom. I'm a Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-CHERRY BOMB!"]]
* 'Hello, again, hello. Just called to say "Hello".' --Music/NeilDiamond, 'Hello Again'
* "[[Music/JohnnyCash Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"]]. Also, "MY NAME IS [[UnfortunateNames SUE!]] HOW DO YOU DO?! ''NOW YER GOINNA'' '''DIE!!!'''"
* "Hello" by Australian group The Music/Potbelleez.
* Music/{{Devo}}'s album "Oh No! It's Devo" begins with a simple sequencer line, then: "Hello...this is...Devo." Then "Time Out for Fun" starts.
* "[[EarWorm I just came to say hello.]]" Martin Solveig & Dragonette
* "[[Music/CheapTrick Hello./It's me again./Plain to see again./Please, can I see you every day?]]"
* "[[Music/{{Roxette}} Hello, you fool, I love you. Come on, join the joyriiiiiiiiide...]]"
* "[[Music/{{Metric}} Hello again, friend of a friend, I knew you when our common goal was waiting for the world to end.]]"
* Sometimes averted by Music/LauraMarling, sometimes played straight... she introduces herself a lot of the time (even at concerts) by saying either "Hi, I'm Laura," or "Hello, my name's Laura."
* "[[Music/{{ElectricLightOrchestra}} Hello. How are you? Have you been alright? Through all those lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights...]]"
* "[[Music/{{SHINEE}} Hello, hello!]]"
** In that same [[KoreanPopMusic vein]], we mustn't forget the faster-paced "[[Music/FTIsland Hello Hello]]."
* Music/TheBigBopper's "Chantilly Lace" starts, "Hellooo, baby!"
* ''[[Music/{{GWAR}} HELL-O!]]''
* [[Music/TroutMaskReplica "Now here she comes walkin look like uh zoo Hello Moon Hello Moon Hi Ella Hi Ella Guru"]]
* [[Music/{{Jay Z}} "Hello Brooklyn"]]
* [[Music/{{Falco}} "Hello, Vienna calling."]]
* [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Hi my name is what/My name is who/My name is (chicka-chicka) Slim Shady."]]
* [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants "Hello Radio"]]
* [[Music/TheWhiteStripes "Hello operator/Can you get me number 9?/Can I see you later?/Will you give me back my dime?"]]
* The famous "Hi there!" at the top of Music/PeterGabriel's "Big Time", actually spoken by guest drummer [[Music/ThePolice Stewart Copeland]].
* [[Creator/AllanSherman "Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh, here I am at Camp Granada.]] Sung to the "Dance of the Hours".
* [[Music/{{Oasis}} "Hello! Hello! (It's good to be back, it's good to be back!)"]]
* [[Music/{{Adele}} "Hello, it's me, I was wondering if after all these years..."]]
** From the same song: "[[MemeticMutation Hello from the outside/I must have called a thousand times...]]"
* "Hello, World!" by BUMP OF CHICKEN (the OP to Anime/BloodBlockadeBattlefront) with "Hello, greetings, I am here..." ("Hello, doumo, boku wa koko...") The final episode of the aforementioned anime shares the song's name, leading to fans sharing "Hello, World!" programs (see the Other folder as to what those are).
* [[Music/{{Megadeth}} "Hello, me,]] [[TalkingToThemself meet the real me!"]]
* [[Music/{{REM}} "Hello, I saw you, I know you, I knew you. I think I can remember your name."]]
* [[Music/TheCars "Hello, hello again!"]]
* Howard Carpendale: "Hello again, du ich möchte dich heut noch sehn." ([[CaptainObvious It's German.]])
* Gary Glitter: "Hello, Hello. It's good to be back, it's good to be back. Did you miss me, Yeah" ([[HarsherInHindsight In 2030 maybe...]])
* Bay City Rollers: "When you walked on by I thought I'd say hello..."

* The ever-popular "Hello, World!" program, often considered a newbie's introduction to serious scripting.
* Virgin Mobile cell phones, whenever you turn them on, print to the screen, 'Hello' in a style appropriate to the phone before showing the Virgin Mobile logo, from the same font as they have on their website on higher-end Android phones, to Impact-Bold all-caps display on their low-end Kyocera Jax model. When the LG Aloha starts up, it doesn't say HELLO; it says ALOHA.
* Some CD and DVD players display "Hello" or "hEllO" on their displays when powered on.
* Motorola's slogan, which even plays during cellphone boot-ups, is "Hello Moto!"

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* [[Characters/WWEAttitude Val Venis]]. '''[[TheCasanova Hello]]''' Ladies
* [[Wrestling/MickFoley "Say hello to Mr. Socko!"]]
* [[Wrestling/ScottHall "Say hello to the Bad Guy."]]

* CatchPhrase of Clyde Gilmour, late host of the [=CBC=] classical radio show ''Gilmour's Albums'' - a warm, avuncular "Hello!" at the beginning of each broadcast. A parody show portrayed him singing Music/TheBeatles' "Hello Goodbye."
* ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'': "HELLO! I'M Creator/BrianBlessed! WITH AN APPEAL! ON BEHALF! '''OF ''THE DEAF''!!!'''"

* The title song of ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' (obviously).
* In ''Theatre/BellsAreRinging'', Ella starts introducing UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway riders to each other, and the CrowdSong "Hello, Hello There" ensues.
* Averted in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]'s ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', where the first line of the play ''could'' have been "Hello?" but instead was "Who's there?"
* "Please Hello" from ''Theatre/PacificOvertures''.
* In ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', the opening song titled "Hello", presents the main theme of peaceful Missionaries that use by-the-book introductions.
* One of the songs from ''Franklin's Big Adventure'', a stage show based on the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' books and animated series is titled "Hello" and is about the museum guide, Carbunkel, wanting Franklin's class to give her a big happy "hello" in response whenever she says hello.

* VideoGame/{{Portal}}: "Hello, and again, welcome to the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center."
** The turrets are also adorably polite, even while trying to murder you: "Hello? Is anyone there? There you are. I don't hate you."
** "Oh, Hey! You're the lady from the test! Hi!" Both times, [=GLaDOS=] wasn't happy.
** "[[AC: Hello!]]" "[[AC:....Hello?]]"
** "Don't believe me? Here. I'll put you on: [[AC: heloooooo!]] [[Main/HairTriggerTemper THAT'S YOU!]] [[Main/SanitySlippage THAT'S HOW DUMB YOU SOUND!]]"
** In the second game as well, Wheatley pulls this right after [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=] reactivates.]]
* In [[VideoGame/RomeTotalWar Rome: Total War]], the content of your general's pre-battle speech is influenced by his reputation. Most of the speeches of [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Roman generals]] are strings of [[NoIndoorVoice loud]], [[DareToBeBadass gung-ho]] [[RousingSpeech rallying cries]]. However, if your general is known as a tedious public speaker, there's a chance you will be treated to an almost inaudibly soft-spoken [[CrowningMomentOfFunny speech]] that goes something like this:
--> Hello. [[CaptainObvious We are gathered here today to do battle]]. Regrettable, isn't it? I didn't want to be here myself, but my grandmother told me that I better make a good show out of it. So here it goes.
* The Imperial Guard Ogryn in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' will sometimes say "Hull-lo!" when clicking on them, rather than the myriad permutations of "Yes sir!" that the normal Guardsmen use.
* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''
-->'''Lee''': "Hello".
-->'''Stranger''': ''(Pointing a gun at Lee while [[spoiler: Clementine is locked in a room nearby]])'' "Okay, th--this is civil."
* This is one of [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 Balloon Boy's]] three lines of dialogue. The other two being the similar "Hi!" and a long string of laughter.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'', one of the voice messages you can send to others is "Hi!", with some Gods varying how they say it. For some reason, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-13xI0uRHJw Ymir's "Hi!"]] becomes somewhat memetic.
* Flowey from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' likes to greet people with a friendly "Howdy" even when he's done with pretending to be a nice guy. [[spoiler:This is a trait he takes from his father, Asgore. In contrast, the Fallen Child introduces themself with a formal "Greetings", like their adoptive mother Toriel does.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a dedicated "Hello!" button for each and every hero, including villains such as [[ColdSniper Widowmaker]] and [[EvilSoundsDeep Reaper.]]

* Used in the ''[[Webcomic/CopperCopper Copper Copper]]'' webcomic [[http://www.boltcity.com/copper/copper_002_bigrobot.htm Big Robot]] as a generic greeting.
* Also used in the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' parody of the phrase. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0348.html Check out panel five]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Hello.jpg was the name of the [[NauseaFuel infamous]] image from [[ShockSite goatse.cx.]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this in a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' in "The Search for the Yellow Dello:"
--> '''Homestar''': "Hello! Yellow! Dello!"
* "Oh, hello [[[LampshadeHanging in some foreign language you don't know and won't bother to look up]]] , didn't hear you come in. Greetings and welcome to WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses."
** "Hello, I'm WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. [[CatchPhrase I remember it so you don't have to]]."
** "Hello and welcome to WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall, [[CatchPhrase where bad comics burn]]."
* '''"[[SensoryAbuse HELLO THERE!]]''' [[WebAnimation/YoutubePoop I am Doctor Rabbit!]]"
* [[WebVideo/StuartAshen bebeep; bebeep; beboop; hello!]]
* This is what [[WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}} Mine Turtle]] says. Typically [[ForegoneConclusion right before]] [[MadeOfExplodium exploding]].
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yes-this-is-dog HELLO? YES, THIS IS DOG]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TP3kqE3Xlc Hello. How are you? I'm under da water. Please helps me. Here too much raining, woohoo!]]
* "[[WebVideo/DrCrafty Hello, hello, hello my subjects!]]"

[[folder:Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' "Hello. Zuko here." Even cuter [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs23/f/2007/359/4/5/Zuko_Here_by_Meowgir47.png version]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' has a Dragon Tune song called "Hello" encouraging viewers to "Get up off your feet and to everyone you meet say hello, hello, hello!" It also did another one to the same tune called "Hola," which is just "Hello" in Spanish.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** When Eddy reluctantly lets {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ed advertise En-O-Gee drinks, the following occurs:
-->'''Eddy''': ''(under his breath, telling Ed what he's supposed to say)'' Ladies and gentlemen...
-->'''Ed''': [[NoIndoorVoice LADIES AND GENTLE-HEADS!]]
-->'''Eddy''': ...come buy a delicious...
-->'''Ed''': COME BUY A DECIDUOUS... uh...
-->'''Eddy''': ...En-O-Gee Drink.
-->'''Ed''': HELLO!
** In a later episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' Rolf is showing off with a soccer ball while repeatedly saying, "Hello, goodbye."
*** While on his phone, Eddy says "Yello?"
* Elmer Fudd says 'Hewwo' in a few ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons.
* In the 1937 Merrie Melodies cartoon ''Little Red Walking Hood'', the Wolf, in an attempt to gather the attention of Red Riding Hood behind him, pulls the "Automatic Wink" button on his car he's driving, turning the license plate that says "07734" upside down so that it says "hELL0".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': "Ollo?"
* "WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening": "Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal..."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Homer Simpson pronounces it "Y'ello". On one episode set in France, he answers the phone "Ye-bonjour".
** Mr. Burns uses the more [[AntiquatedLinguistics antiquated]] "Ahoy-hoy".
** [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} "HELLO, ST LOUIS!"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Chef's CatchPhrase is is a jolly "Hello there, children!"
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'': Kim Jong-Il would like to say "Herro."
* ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' meet with this. Stitch gives a guttural, drawn-out "hiiii", coupled with what's [[TechnicallyASmile supposed to be a smile]]. [[NightmareFetishist Lilo loves him on the spot]].
* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic "Hello, everypony. Did I miss anything?"]]
* Governor Kevin in ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''. "H'yello, you got yer guv."
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' typically greets everyone with a big, friendly "Hello." Of course, since he's a ghost, his common courtesy usually isn't returned.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* RealLife {{Aversion}}: there are actually people out there who shun the word "Hello" [[ScunthorpeProblem because of the "Hell" part]], and say "[[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/HeavenO Heaveno]]" instead. Some alternative alternatives:
** Hey and Hey Hey! (not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids "Hey, hey, hey!"]].)
** Hi
** Hola
** G'day
** Hey There
** Yo
** Howdy
** 'Sup?
** (People who think they are important) Yes?
** And many more...
* {{Pun}}: Hell-low. Used in the ''Music/{{Nirvana}}'' song ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'', to represent moral decadance. "How low" is substituted in in some verses.
* A number of languages have special greetings just for the phone:
** The original English phone greeting (suggested by Alexander Graham Bell himself) was "Ahoy" or "Ahoy hoy".
*** Amusingly, "Ahoy" is the Czech "Hello" (maybe because of the popularity of the [[Animation/TheLittleMole little mole?]])
** In Italy, people say "Pronto!" ("Ready!") at the telephone.
** Mexicans say "Bueno", which was used in the early years of phone to signal that the connection was good.
** The rest of Spanish-speaking Latin America says "Aló", except in Argentina where it's instead said "Buenos Días/Tardes/Noches", or alternativatelly, "¿Qué contás?" (What can you tell?).
** And in Spain, if the speaker doesn't know who's on the other line, they often say "Díme" or "Dígame" literally "tell me" or "say it to me."
** The Japanese seem to use "moshi moshi" almost exclusively for telephones. There is at least one instance of it being used in ''Sailor Moon'' by a character speaking to other people who are ignoring her, as if to say "Hi? I'm still here...." Which suggests there are a few other acceptable contexts for its use, but not many.
** The Chinese say "喂(weí)?" on the phone.
** While in Poland "Halo" is an acceptable way of answering a phone, "Słucham" (meaning "I listen") is much more common.
** German speakers sometimes say "Tag!", which translates to "day". The reason for this is that it's short for "Guten Tag!" which means "Good day!". "Hello" is sometimes used by Germans to mean "Duh!" (semantically equivalent to knocking on someone's head and saying "Is there anybody in here?").
* Live in Scotland? The typical greeting to someone you consider a best friend might be [[VitriolicBestBuds "Awrite bawbag?!"]] [[note]]or "Alright Ballbag?!" if you can't understand Scottish slang.[[/note]]
* Tiger Woods famously said this in his first official press conference as a professional golfer on August 28, 1996.
-->'''Tiger Woods:''' I guess, "Hello, World."
Good bye.