. See also
for animated movies.
- Captain Planet and the eco-villains in Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
- Lemongrab, from Adventure Time. Sweet mother of Glob, Lemongrab. What is his first line in the show, and the first thing he says when he enters the Candy Castle? "This castle is... in... unacceptabllle... CONDITIIION! UNACCEPTABLLLEEE!!!" Though many, if not most, of the characters in Adventure Time are large hams, our pal Lemongrab takes the cake as the largest ham, thanks to his shrill, high-pitched, constantly shrieking voice, unnecessary charisma, and sheer, undiluted rage towards everything that even remotely disagrees with him.
Ice King: I'm taunting you! PSYCHOLOGICALLY!
- In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Long John Baldry did a fantastic portrayal of Dr. Robotnik this way. Here are a few choice lines:
- "Sonic is trapped in there! And the rest of Mobius is out here! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! And it's mine! IT'S MINE! All mine! ALL MINE!!!"
- "HOW DARE ANYONE ON MOBIUS LAUGH AT THE GREAT DR. ROBOTNIK?!?!?! No one makes fun of me! NO ONE! (throws comic to the ground) Whoever's responsible for this outrage will be my first prisoner! (jumps into the air) BRING ME THE VILE CREATURE WHO DREW THIS CARTOON!!!"
- "Sonic fell for it! Tails is ours! I'll have to give myself a Prrrromotion!"
- "SnooPINGAS usual, I seeeeee..."
- Basically, his Villainous Breakdowns. Done spectacularly in the episode "Sonic Gets Thrashed":
- The monologue at the beginning of "Blackbot the Pirate" is a veritable banquet of ham:
"At last! My very own time machine! Now I can proceed with my cleverest plan of all time: Gathering the four most important items in the history of Mobius! The all-powerful Chaos Emeralds! With them, I will possess: Invisibility, invincibility, immortality, and finally, the power of life itself. With the Chaos Emeralds, no one can stop me from becoming the supreme high Robotnik! Today: Mobius. Tomorrow: THE UNIVERRRRSSSE!!!"
- It's not one of his most known quotes, but easily the quote of Robotnik's that best describes him is "300 pounds of ham!"
- Invader Zim: "WHO?! WHO DID THIS?! WHO DARES TO SOIL MY NORMAL BOY HEAD WITH THIS... PORK COW?!?!"
- Zim is the king of this trope. Pretty much every single line he says has him screaming something.
- GIR. "I WAS THE TURKEY ALL ALOOOONG!!"
- Interestingly enough, when Dib breaks into his house during the Halloween special, he doesn't start yelling until after Dib ignores pretty much everything he says.
Zim: Help?! You?!
Dib: You're the only one with the technology—
Zim: HELP?!?! YOU?!?! Come to me? Your greatest, most amazing enemy? Your future slave-master and you ask for HELP?!?
- Ham seems to be a class feature of Irkens, whether it's the Almighty Tallest ("Soon, all the races of the universe will serve... the IRKEN EMPIRE!"), Tak ("I should have been an Invader! I should have been part of the Great Assigning! I shouldn't have to be stealing this planet from you!"), or even little Skoodge ("So that no Irken boot has to come into contact with any unsavoury alien filth! HOO-AH!")
"Mortal enemies, teaming up for THE GREATER GOOD!"
- "THE HIDEOUS FORTESS OF SCREAMING PAIN!!"
- The Shadow Hog. The name alone is hammy.
I AM THE SHADOW HOG! WHAT IS IT YOU WANT FROM ME, CHILD WHO CONJURED ME, AND CHILD WHO WAS BLESSED WITH PIG SENSES?
- Ms. Bitters does this every once in a while.
- Just about any character played by Richard Steven Horvitz is going to be a ham in some fashion or another. See: The hammily demented Daggett Beaver of The Angry Beavers, the hammily moronic Billy of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and the hammily… well, I don't know what to call him—Rodney in Squirrel Boy. Richard actually pointed this out several times, saying that Zim is the hardest role he's ever done, because even his NORMAL speaking voice is shouting.
- Professor Membrane, as well as quite a few other Rodger Bumpass roles.
- Coach McGuirk from Home Movies, especially in the episode where he's deprived of sleep.
- South Park: Cartman and Randy Marsh for starters. Mel Gibson takes this trope Up to Eleven.
- The Simpsons: "Duffman! Oooooh Yeah!"
Sideshow Mel: I'll see to it that Mr. Burns suffers the infernal machinations of Hell's grim tyrant!
- "Deep Space Homer", Race Banyon (played by Hank Azaria)
"They'll clog the instruments!", "Oh my God, the ants are shorting out our navigation systems!", etc.
- Homer himself has many hammy moments. Once scene for example in "Bart Gets Famous", in which Homer immediately assumes the worst upon seeing a completely ordinary cardboard box with Bart's hat on it:
- Also, Troy McClure (shows the most during the musical version of Planet of the Apes he stars in.)
Troy: WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
Dr. Zaius: I think you're crazy.
Troy: I WANT A SECOND OPINION!
Dr. Zaius: "You're also lazy.
- Family Guy: Quahog is home to colossal pounds of ham.
"BRING IT ON!"
"The sexual thrill! THE SEXUAL THRILL!"
"I WANNA KNOW WHOSE CUP THIS IS!"
"SHUT UP! YOU HAD YOUR FINGER IN MY ASS!"
"HA! I GOT YOUR HAT! TAKE THAT, HATLESS! NOW GO BACK TO THE QUAD AND RESUME YOUR HACKEY-SACK TOURNEY! I'M NOT GONNA LIE DOWN FOR SOME FRAT BOY BASTARD WITH HIS DAMN TEVA SANDALS AND HIS SKOAL BANDITS AND HIS ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH LONG SLEEVE, OPEN STITCH, CREW NECK HENLEY SMOKING HIS STICKY BUDS OUT OF A SODA CAN WHILE WATCHING HIS FAVORITE DOWNLOADED SIMPSONS
EPISODES EVERY NIGHT! YES, WE ALL LOVE "MR. PLOW!" OH, YOU'VE GOT THE SONG MEMORIZED, DO YOU? SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE! THAT IS EXACTLY
THE KIND OF IDIOT YOU'D SEE AT TACO BELL AT 1:00 IN THE MORNING! THE GUY WHO JUST WHIFFED HIS WAY DOWN THE BAR SKANK LADDER!"
"WAAAHHH! WAAAHHH! YOU LIKE THAT, HUH?! YOU LIKE THAT?! WAAAAHHHH! YOU'LL JUST TUNE THIS OUT, DON'TCHA?! WAAAHH! WELL, TUNE THIS OUT! WAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!"
- Out of everyone in general, taking the pork is Jeff, who cranks it up to a unbelievable level.
- And we now go live to OllieWilliamS for our list of hams. Ollie?
- The universe of Futurama is largely a World of Ham. Some of the larger pork-products include:
"My friends, you can take away a man's rank and title, but you can never take away his integrity or his honor. Plus it was mainly Kif's fault."
"I am filled with sorrow! Anger! Fear! Every emotion an actor can display!"
Now that's acting! Calculon really Shatner'd
the hell out of that scene.
- All of the Omicron Persei VIII aliens, especially LRRR, RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!!! and his wife Ndnd. (Would you like to buy a vowel?)
- Oddly, Lrrr and Ndnd's son Jrrr (Yes, he's essentially named Junior without being named literally Lrrr Junior) somehow is quite unhammy, despite his parents.
"We will raise the temperature of your planet by one million degrees a day, for four days."
"This concept of wuv confuses and infuriates us!!"
- And, of course, alien menace/newscaster Morbo.
"Windmills do not work that way! Good night!"
"Hello, little man... I will destroy you!"
- Cryogenics recovery worker Terry greets newcomers to this World of Ham with gusto:
"Welcome, to the world of tomorrow!"
- Professor Farnsworth, when awake:
"Correct! This box contains our own universe!!"
- Zoidberg's uncle Harold Zoid hilariously lampshades it in the movie Beast With A Billion Backs:
- Hedonism-bot has only two defining characteristics: hamminess is one, and, well, his name kind of gives away the other one.
"Let us frolic and cavort like the Greeks of old! ...You know the ones I mean..."
- Fry has apparently spent so much time around these large hams that he can no longer take an interest in anything, even the destruction of the universe, unless it is communicated to him in a hammy fashion. In Into The Wild Green Yonder, he instructs Number 9 Guy in basic ham oration:
So dig this, Fry. Our commune has been monitoring the universe's life energy for, like, a really long time, and we're grokking
some super weird junk.
Fry: Um, I don't mean to be rude, but it's kind of hard to take you seriously when you say junk like "grok" and "junk."
Nine: What about "commune"?
Fry: Especially "commune." Come on, it's the fate of the universe, puff it up a little. Like you could say your ancient order is sensing deep upheaval in the cosmic life energy field.
Nine: Okay. I'll try. So, like, a really, really long time ago... [Fry motions "longer" with his hands.] Eons ago? [Fry nods, approvingly] EONS ago!
- Watch the epic hamminess of Baron Ruber's Villain Song, and you will see why he takes this trope Up to Eleven.
Ruber: Now this chicken... CAN KILL!!! TA-DA!
- Megatron from Transformers. Although he varies between series, it's usually agreed that the Beast Wars version has the greatest taste for pork, followed closely by G1.
- Starscream enjoyed pork, but not enough to truly qualify as Large Ham - until Transformers Animated. When Bumblebee blasts him with electricity while he was talking to Megatron, his reply is to grab Bumblebee, pull him to within an inch of his face, and shout, "You interrupted MY SPEEEEEEEEEEECH!"
- The literally planet-sized ham that is Unicron! Especially when he's voiced by Orson Welles himself.
- While Unicron's good counterpart, Primus, isn't nearly as talkative, when he does speak up, it is with an appropriate tone of Biblical proportions.
- Mentok the Mindtaker on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, who constantly plays up his own powers when he's not being a Deadpan Snarker. Say it with me now... Ooooweeee ooweeeeeeee!
- Yosemite Sam from Looney Tunes. Among other things, he's the self-proclaimed "Fastest gun north, south, east AAAAAAAND west of the Pecos!" and rarely speaks in anything below a full-bodied shout.
- Also Foghorn Leghorn, the boisterous—I say, boisterous, motor-mouthed rooster.note
- In the cartoons where he has a voice, Wile E Coyote.... SUUUUUPERRRRR GEEEEEEENIUSSSSSSSS!
- Daffy Duck - notably (but by no means limited to) his Duck Dodgersnote character.
- Storm felt the need to shout loud proclamations and poetic verses while using her powers in X-Men. One of Rogue's very first lines in the series is a comment that she should ease up a little.
- Hell, Storm even said normal things dramatically, like once when she and Cyclops had to split up, Storm's parting words were "I SHALL MEET YOU AT THE MONORAIL!"
- Big Bad Apocalypse has ham as far beyond mutants as they are beyond you! He is the ham ETERNAL! And he's voiced by no less than John Colicos - aka Kor, the first Klingon in Star Trek. Who of course returned in DS9 even hammier than he was in TOS.
I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me... and be broken!
You presume to attempt to destroy me, mutant? You shall PAY for your hubris! RIGHT NOOOOOOOW!
- After seven years of wonderful, nuanced work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart now does the voice of Bullock, Stan's CIA boss on American Dad!, and he is a huge ham.
- "Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shapeshifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable ham! But, a foolish samurai warrior, wielding a magic sword, stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I TWORE open a portal in time, and flung him into the future, where my ham is LAW! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is AKU!!!"
- His first line (asides from the opening sequence) is both hammy and awesome, despite it being said in a rather quiet voice: "Once again I am free to smite the world as I did in days long past."
- The Spanish dub out-hams it, as Aku has... well, this voice.
- "ENOUGH! This next story is true to its utmost detail! Once, there was an all-powerful, all-mighty wizard, and a pathetic little samurai. And the wizard DESTROYED HIM!!! THE END!"
- "Once upon a time, there was a cute little girl WITH GREAT FLAAAMING EYEBROWS!"
- "Samurai, samurai...WHY WON'T YOU DIEEEE!!"
- The series has another large haggis- er, ham, in the Scotsman. Big, bold, brash, and very strong, his voice just doesn't seem to have a volume controlnote . In his first appearance, there's a point where Jack is surprised that an attack of his did not break the Scotsman's sword. The Scotsman's response?
"MAGIC RUNES, laddie!"
- Limburger from the original Biker Mice from Mars series was a bit like this on most occasions and also a Small Name, Big Ego. From the new series there's Ronaldo Rump and also Hairball.
- The Batman version of The Joker.
- Averted for Scarecrow in The New Batman Adventures when the showrunners realized that, though entertaining, Crane's hamminess was working in direct opposition to his scariness. The resulting changes to his design and vocal direction worked wonders.
Director Dan Riba:
They just had him whisper. And that whispery rasp was so
scary... and we realized, you know, maybe we were trying too hard earlier.
- Harley Quinn ain't no slouch either, puddin'. Ditzy attitude + Joisey accent you could cut with a chainsaw + total batshit crazy infatuation with Mistah J = Masterclass in Minion Ham.
- The Penguin has his moments as well. Lampshaded in the episode "Almost Got 'im":
Penguin (telling his story to the other crooks): Greetings, Batman! You have taken the bait, as I knew you would. Now, prepare to meet your end, within my Aviary of Doom!
Poison Ivy (interrupting): Aviary of WHAT?
Joker: Yeesh, Pengers! How corny can you get?
Penguin: Fah! Just because you mundane miscreants have no drama in your souls! Anyway, there he was in my Av... uh, big birdhouse...
- Maxie Zeus is a textbook example. Schizophrenically believing you're the reincarnation of a Greek god tends to do that to you.
- Black Mask chews the scenery in pretty much all of his scenes in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
Black Mask: Maybe my last request was too mired in subtlety. I want this man dead. And when I say dead, I mean seriously dead! BEATEN! BROKEN! HIS HEAD MOUNTED ON MAH WALL KINDA DEAD!
- The Powerpuff Girls:
- "You cannot defeat me, for I am undefeatable, I am Moooooojoooo Jojo! That is my name, Mojo Jojo. The name I am telling you, for it is mine."
- While we're on the subject, Him fits this too.
- The Venture Bros.' Doctor Orpheus:
Do not be too hasty in entering that room; I had Taco Bell for lunch!
Fetch me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!
- And the Monarch can ham it up with the best of them when he's in his full-on villain mode.
With every fiber of my being, I stab at thee! As long as blood flows through this heart, I will hunt you down! I will be the stuff of your children's nightmares! *muffled* ...AND THEN, when nothing can be heard but your cries of agony, I will PULL THE CHAIN and let the beast devour you! Mark my words...I will have my revenge... DOCTOR VENTURE!!
"Break up into groups, I want lists and solutions by the time I finish this jee-ooce box! Warning! I am thirsty! And it is fruit punch, and it is delicious!"
- Avatar: The Last Airbender is a series just bursting with Large Hams. Not only villains and main characters, but lots of secondary and even one-time characters as well.
- Over reacting to almost everything, Sokka hams it up a couple of times every episode.
"APPA ATE MOMO!!"
- Even more when he's disguised in the Fire Nation as WANG FIRE.
- Jeong Jeong. Every line that Jeong Jeong said was super serious and dramatic, especially when he angsted about how much of a BURDEN firebending is. Add to that that his voice itself is quite hammy, no matter what he is saying. Hey, his pupil Zhao had to get it from somewhere.
"What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives its whole life in this river, does he know the river's destiny? NO! Only that it runs on and on out of his control! He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean!"
"I've always wished I were blessed like you [[Katara]]. Free of this BURNING CURSE."
"Water brings healing and life. Fire brings only DESTRUCTION and PAIN."
- Ozai (HAMill again) in the finale
weak! Just like the rest of your people! They did not deserve to exist in this world, in
my world! Prepare to join them! Prepare to DIIIIIIE!"
- Like in everything else, Azula follows closely in her father's footsteps. Unlike lots of other Large Hams, she doesn't have to resort to shouting every single one of her lines. Instead she has the overwhelming charisma and just the right amount of insanity to make almost everyone cower before her instinctively. Then, once they are shaking with fear, THE HAM IS UNLEASHED!
Azula "Together, you and I will be the strongest couple in the entire world. WE WILL DOMINATE THE EARTH!
(columns of blue fire burst from her hands)
- Azula appears just right after Season One villain Zhao was defeated (even the same episode). When it came to hamminess, her predecessor was just like her.
Zhao: "I am... a legend now. The Fire Nation will for generations tell stories about the great Zhao, who darkened the moon! They will call me Zhao the Conqueror! Zhao the Moon Slayer! Zhao, the INVINCIBLE!!!"
- While usually more of the Deadpan Snarker type, Toph also enjoys some really good hamming from time to time. Usually while beating the crap out of large numbers of much larger men by throwing around boulders. Among other things, giving the (intentionally) most hammy performance of the entire series:
"WHOOOO!!! Toph, you rule!"
"What's your fighting name? The Fancy Dancer?!"
"Please, do people really want to see two little girls fighting?"
"Yeah, let´s break some rules!!!"(breaks a wall for emphasis)
- Toph actually gets one of the most hammy moments in the show, after she invented Metalbending. Upon hearing a strange voice from behind, her kidnappers go to check on their prisoner, just to discover a big rupture in the empty metal box she was supposed to be in.
Master Yu: It´s another one of her tricks!
Xin Fu: There´s a giant hole in the box! How´s that a trick?!
(they turn around to see her standing up the hill)
: It´s the real deal!
(two swift motions of her arms later the two are in a rocky sandwich, another one throws them in the box. Then she leaps to the metal box, closes the hole like a curtain barehanded, jumps on top and delivers this nice piece of ham:)
: I am the greatest earth bender in the world! Don't you two dunderheads ever forget!
(stomps on the box for emphasising, before leaping from the box, creating an earthwave on which she surfs away!)
Seriously, how much more hammy can a young, blind girl possibly get?
- Before any of that, we were given the "Professional Earthbenders", especially "The Boulder." Let's see...he's a pastiche of Dwayne Johnson, both in looks (sort of) and personality (Johnson's legendary character The Rock), and is voiced by another professional wrestler, Mick Foley, who is a friend of The Rock's and can be — and has been — as over-the-top and cheesy as other wrestlers. One listen to The Boulder's lines tells you that Mick was having a grand old time voicing The Boulder.
- Being one of the greatest Self Parodies in recent years, The Ember Island Players are overacting the entire time, trying to out ham each other.
"I'm so filled with hope that I'm TEARBENDING!"
- The prison warden who imprisons Haru. It helps that he's voiced by George Takei.
- Frank Welker did it again with Inspector Gadget's Dr. Claw, which is impressive given the raspy deep voice he had. "GAAAAAAAAAAAADGET!"
- "I'll GET YOU GADGET! I'LL GET YOUUUUUUUUU!"
- The Tick. His conversational style is the verbal equivalent of Mundane Made Awesome, even when he isn't monologuing about Good and Evil. In the live-action version, he was played by scene connoisseur Patrick Warburton.
- Most of the villains would qualify too, particularly the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight.
- El Seed. "No one could survive that much corn!"
- Scooby-Doo: Scooby and possibly Shaggy.
Velma: Oh, what a ham.
- Freakazoid!. Considering both Freakazoid and Chuckles the Silly Piggy (in the Disney subpage), can we just say that any character voiced by Paul Rugg falls under this?
- I guess so. Mr. Director from Animaniacs and Nostradamus from Histeria! also fall under this, as does Rugg's live-action character of Manny the Uncanny from Disney's One Saturday Morning.
- Mr. Guitierrez definitely counts. If you need proof, just remember that "HE IS NOT A WEENIE! YOOOOOOU ARE THE WEENIE!!!"
- The Histeria! episode with the Wright Brothers has Froggo asking them for a bag of marshmallows and a crate of leeches, and then later for a tambourine and a vat of spam; both times they tell him no. His responses: "NO?! NO?! OH NOO! NO, IT CAN'T BE!! AAAHHHHH!!!!" and "NO! NO! NOOOOO!! THIS IS A DISASTER!!!"
- Most cartoon knocks off of Elvis Presley in cartoons such as Johnny Bravo.
- In one episode called "Bearly Enough Time", Johnny meets a talking, equally hammy bear who claims himself to be "Chronos, master of all TIME!!"
- Clone High has Prof. Cinnamon J. Scudwerth.
- Oberon in Gargoyles. He pulls it off, too.
- Skull Master from Mighty Max. I think Tim Curry's favorite food is ham, such as when he returns to the surface.
The Sun? THE SUN. to feel the sun (beat
) again, to feel the wind, To be... IN THE DAY WORLD, to be... FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
- Christopher Lloyd's role as "Hacker" on Cyberchase involves reading each line in a maniacal howl.
- Mr Blik from Catscratch and any other character voiced by Wayne Knight.
- In ReBoot, Hexadecimal can go from subdued to large ham on a whim. Usually with a suitable change of face to go with it.
I don't know if I should talk to you, OR KILL YOU!!!
- Greetings and bienvenue, Tropers! You may remember V. V. Argost from his delightful television program, V. V. Argost's Weird World... Or perhaps from the Evil Plan that's slowly but surely leading him to world domination.
- Mok from Rock and Rule:
I don't offer you just anything - I OFFER YOU EVVVVVVVERYTHING!
I'm the biggest thing since World War III!
She can sing or SHE CAN SCREAM! (calmly) But she still pissed me off.
YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME! I... AM... MOK!
- The original Large Ham duck Daffy Duck.
Mine, mine, mine, mine!
Aha! I'm going to be the hero of this picture!
Wait! I haven't tried toadying, kowtowing and butt-kissing yet! I'm still begging here!
Your duck? Bah! I belong to the world.
Hey, come here! Come here! Give me a close-up. A close-up! (circle irises around him) This is a close-up?!? A CLOSE-UP, YA JERK!! A CLOSE-UP!!!
All right. Enough is enough. This is the final, the - the very, very last straw! Who's responsible for this? This... I demand that you show yourself! Who are you? Huh?
- And his hammiest line of all.
(Coming out of Porky's refrigerator dressed in winter gear) "What a trip! What a trip! Blizzards all the way! Snow 20 feet deep! But we had to get that serum through! It was mush, mush, mush all night! (Grabbing the dog and pushing him like a sled dog) Come on, mush, mush, mush, mush, mush! Suddenly, the glacier cracks! There's a roar! Tons of ice! No escape! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! How have things been with you?
Sam: Oh yeah? Well I SPEAK LOOOOOOOOUD, and I carry A BIIIIIIIGGER STICK! And I USE IT, TOO!
- Mrs. Claus introduces Snow Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus by saying "Here he comes, the big ham."
- His brother, the Heat Miser, might actually be an even bigger ham.
- That's a mystery but they're hammy in their own special as well.
- Both Jabba the Hutt and his Evil Uncle Ziro in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ziro in particular seeing as his voice is based on Truman Capote. "One day Ah'll rule tha hutts!"
- The Space Pirate Hondo Ohnaka. Anything he says is hammyness at its most glorious.
- "THIS EFFORT! IS NO LONGER! PROFITABLE!"
- Most characters on My Gym Partner's A Monkey act like this, Jake Spidermonkey being the most obvious example.
- Spider-Man: The Animated Series from the early nineties, which has pretty much every character fall into hamminess at one point, especially the villains.
- Special mention goes to Neil Ross as Norman Osborn / the Green Goblin, who has not a single line that isn't pure 100% pork.
"NOOOOOOO! STOP STAAAAAARING AT MEEEEEEEE!"
"Ohhh... Peter Parker's here! Now the party can really begin!"
"I told you NOT TO CALL ME NAMES!"
Yeeeeeeesss... YEEEEEESSSS! We RECALL replicating...
- The Spectacular Spider Man has Mysterrrrrio, who, true-to-form, embodies and revels in this trope. Only when he's "performing", though
- Doc Ock hams it up quite a bit. "TREACHERYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"
- Also Green Goblin, though this is likely deliberately done to avoid people connecting him with the always calm and controlled Norman Osborn.
- Venom gets his fair share of hammy moments, and having the Voice of the Legion ups his hamminess: "From now on, we're poison to Peter Parker and Spider-Man. WE'RE VENOM!"
- Codename: Kids Next Door gives us Moosk, who is both an exceptionally large ham and an Affectionate Parody of Minsc, also voiced by Jim Cummings. "Spray starch?! SPRAY STARCH!!!"
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold gives us AQUAMAN, Boisterous Bruiser par excellence and King of the Seas!!
- It also gave us MUSICAL HAM in the form of THE MUSIC MEISTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!
- Batman himself is a rather unusual case. He delivers every line like an overblown stage performer giving a live reading of a comic book, but somehow still manages to play the straight man. He even gets away with shouting overblown one-liners every chance he gets.
- Does Brak count as a Large Ham?
- Major Glory from Dexter's Laboratory.
- "DEE DEE! GET OUT OF MY LA-BOR-A-TOR-Y!!
- You are styoopid! You are styoopid! And don't forget, YOU ARE STYOOPID!! (and this wasn't even the regular voice actress!)
- "AT LAST! MY GRRRREATEST CREATION IS COM-PLEEEE-TED!" *holds up a plate of cookies*
- "OOOOOOHH! What does this button do???"
- Dr Weird from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. There's his Catch Phrase "Gentlemen...BEHOLD!" and then there is his tendency to announce even the most mundane of actions in a loud booming voice. "Observe, as I...ADJUST THE HEAT! MWA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!"note
- "Gentlemen... BEHOLD! I have made LOVE to this MACHINE! And now, upon retrospect, I ASK WHY!"
- Master Shake as well.
- On the villain side, Doctor Wongburger and balloon Hitler.
- Mother Brain of Captain N: The Game Master, who was voiced by the lead singer of The Four Tops (you know; the one who voiced the ever-hammy Audrey II). Always dramatic, always flamboyant, always fantastic.
It won't be long before I, the beautiful goddess that I am, become queen of Videoland!
- Simon Belmont was barely any better.
- The eponymous Big Guy of Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot is prone to making pronouncements like this one: "No not of this Earth surgical probe wielding invaders are going to deprive this planet's children, and their growing bones, of even one glass of wholesome milk!" The contrast between the understated, somewhat cynical Lieutenant Hunter and the overblown, jingoistic personality he takes on while piloting the Big Guy mech goes a long way to explain why almost no one ever catches on that they are one and the same.
- Lydia from Barbie & The Diamond Castle definitely comes off as one of these, especially considering her villainous motivation.
"Great singers don't need a chorus!" *jazz hands*
- Most characters from Danny Phantom could qualify as Large Ham at times.
- Jack Fenton: If a Large Ham is both large and eats ham (as well as FUDGE!) does this make him a large ham squared?
- (Talking about ghosts) "...And rip it apart Molecule by Molecule!"
- "I... AM TECHNUS! GHOST MASTER OF SCIENCE AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY!"
- Sam actually uses this against him the first time they fight by asking him to shout out his name and motive. He happily complies, giving Sam and Tucker time to upload a virus.
- Super Danny from Identity Crisis. "I'm not alright, I'm DANNY FENTON!"
- "I am the BOX GHOST! BEWARE!"
- Lunch Lady: "PREPARE TO TASTE DEFEAT! *Beat* Aaaand would you like a nice salad with that?"
- Undergrowth: "I AM EVERYWHERE!!!"
- While we're on the topic of Butch Hartman, why is Denzel Q Crocker such a huge ham? There's only one logical explanation...FAIRY GOD PARENTS!
- Mark Chang.
- MANURE! THAT'S LIKE, THE RAREST OF ALL DELICACIES ON MY PLANET! WHY ARE YOU WASTING SUCH A DELICIOUS TREAT ON SUCH HIDEOUS PETUNIAS?!?!?!?!
- AAAHH!! THE CUTENESS!!! IT BURNS!!!
- I will suck out your brains...through these bendy straws!
- Dr. Rip Studwell, as voiced by Mr Hartman himself.
- Johnny from Tales Of Worm Paranoia from What A Cartoon! Show. "YOU FILTHY CHILDREN!"
- Alvin from Sabrina: The Animated Series. "Don't EVER laugh at me!"
- Teen Titans
- Brother Blood has a flair for the dramatic and a tendency to go quite over the top when his plans are working (or when they're not and he's angry at someone because of it, for that matter). Word of God says this was done deliberately to make a contrast with the previous two seasons' Big Bad, Slade.
- NOTHING CAN DEFEAT THE BRILLIANCE OF DR. LIGHT!
- "You'll never stop the Amazing Mumbo!"
- Although she usually behaves like the very opposite of a ham, Misery from Ruby Gloom sometimes gets into this role with remarkable ease:
- "I'm also the Queen of Disasters, by the way. And the Princess. And the Baroness. And the Countess!! And the Viscountess!! THE EMPRESS!!!"
- "BEWARE!!!...of the cupboard!"
- "As my great-great-great-aunt used to say whenever she got BLASTED out of a volcano... well, she mostly just screamed. But the point is: Try, try and try again!"
- Misery seems to be some kind of inflatable ham, who can slip in and out of hammy acting at the drop of a hat. Many of her lines are half ham, half deadpan.
- Scaredy Bat also has his moments of ham as well.
- Green Arrow in Justice League. Particularly in the episode where he attacked a submarine while singing his own theme music.
- Johnny Test is a buffet of ham, especially Johnny, Dukey (when he's not being a Deadpan Snarker) and pretty much all the villains in the show.
- Bluto from Popeye. Olive Oyl even sang about it in a Romeo and Juliet based musical in one of the cartoons.
- "Get out scram/Clumsy ham!/You're a monkey/With a beard."
- COLONEL H. BLEEPING STINKMEANER!
- Dan Backslide (coward-bully-cad-and-thief) from The Dover Boys Chuck Jones short. "A runabout! I'LL STEAL IT! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!"
- The entire cast of Chowder, but the title character in particular, with Mung Daal a close second.
- It's taken this long to include the original old-timey, tie-a-babe-to-the-railroad-tracks, foreclose-on-a-sobbing-widow, top-hatted, cackling bad guy, Snidely Whiplash? Shame on you, tropers.
- Bluster Kong needs to be listed simply for this one scene from the episode "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster":
(while combing his hair) "There, how could Candy possibly resist me now? (looks at his comb) What's this?! Hair?! My hair?!? AAAAHHHH!!! My hair's falling out! Don't panic, don't panic. I've got just the tonic. 'For beautiful manageable hair'. 'For full-bodied hair'. 'For silky hair'. WHAT ABOUT FALLING OUT HAIR!? Keep calm, I'll... I'll combine them all together!"
"Ugh, what a smell. I can't use this. So what if I've lost a bit of hair? (looks at his comb again) AAAHH!! More hair! I'm shedding!!"
- The Big Bad King K. Rool. I dare anybody to find a line of his that isn't hammy to some extent.
- LEMME TELL YA SOMETHIN', TV TROPES!! NO ALIEN IS AS HAMMY AS RATH IS! WANNA FIGHT ABOUT IT?! COME ON, LET'S FIGHT!!!
- Albedo demands that you "BRING ME CHILLI FRIES!"
- Filmations Ghostbusters is, in many people's opinion, a fairly tedious animated series. However, it does have the magnificently malevolent Prime Evil as portrayed by Alan Oppenheimer. Prime Evil alone makes it well worth the price of admission.
- Nigel Thornberry of The Wild Thornberrys, voiced by Tim Curry, is pure ham.
- "Helloooooo, I'm Nigel Thornberry."
- Tzekel-Kan of The Road to El Dorado is also a rather large ham.
Tzekel-Kan: I KNOW what you are. and I KNOW what you are NOT. And you are NOT. GODS!!!
- "Now EVERYONE will know the truth... of your... DIVINITY!"
- Can Richard Newman, as the voice of M. Bison in the animated Street Fighter series, really compete with Raul Julia's live action portrayal of the character for sheer hamminess? Yes! Yes! See the context of this deliciousness here.
- Lucius from Jimmy Two-Shoes.
- Ed Bighead from Rocko's Modern Life.
- Just his voice and the way he talks is extremely hammy.
- Most characters voiced by Charlie Adler fall under this, since Ickis, The Red Guy and Mr. Whiskers are quite large hams themselves.
- ThunderCats: Mumm-Ra, THE EVER-LIVING!!!
- Omi, Raimundo, and most of the villains from Xiaolin Showdown for that matter.
- Skipper from The Penguins of Madagascar. Especially evident in the episode "In the Line of Doody."
Kowalski: Sooo... were those dramatic pauses really necessary then?
Skipper: (Dramatic pause) Yes.
- Michael Bell's Lex Luthor in the Ruby-Spears Superman cartoon. Probably because aside from his occupation as a Corrupt Corporate Executive, most of the inspiration for the character came from Gene Hackman's portrayal in the films.
- Stanley Chan in The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, especially when he's in one of his many disguises.
- Do you know what Metalocalypse's Doctor Rockzo the Rock n Roll Clown does? COCAINE!!!!
- HEY, YOU GUYS!!!
- Troper community: Hi Dill.
- Is this troper the only one who forever associates that phrase with The Goonies?
- "HOLY MACKERELLLLL!"
- Stacey also had her hammy moments. "REAL MATURE, BRADLEEEEEY!"
- Slagar the Cruel from the Redwall cartoon. Once again, voiced by Tim Curry.
- Hell, just him introducing himself is hammy. "I...am Slagar...the cruel!"
- The reveal? "I AM CHICKENHOOOOUUUUUUNNNNNDDDDD!"
- Asmodeus from the first series was also a ham of epic proportions despite about 90% of his dialouge consisting of his own name.
- And the other 10%? "I...shall show you...ETERNITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!"
- Verminious Snaptrap, The Chameleon, Bird Brain, pretty much EVERY villain on T.U.F.F. Puppy. The lead character Dudley also falls under this.
- Dr. Klaw under the effects of Vibranium takes Mark Hamill's inherit hamminess and multiplies it exponentially. '''EXPONENTIALLY!!'''
- While the world of the Super Hero Squad is World of Ham, Doctor Doom stands out. Thor, Wolverine, and Captain America are hammy but to a much lesser extent. Loki is another hammy villain.
- Judy and Roger from Doug.
- Ren from The Ren & Stimpy Show.
- Next time you sit down and watch My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, remember to bring a plate, because chances are Tabitha St. Germain is gonna fill it with liberal amounts of ham.
- When Rarity turns on the histrionics, she turns on the ham as well. You will believe a pony can ham.
- That said, Rarity hams practically always. She just adjusts her ham between "normal" and "11".
- And then there was Simple Ways... By adopting an over-the-top version of Applejack's Southern accent for pretty much the whole third act, things went to Ludicrous Ham.
- Next you have Photo Finish, Fountain of Memes extraordinaire, who hams up every scene she's in with... DA MAGICKS.
- Ham seems to belong to fashion. Hoity Toity is about as hammy as Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer he is based on, isn't.
- Princess Luna; being a massive ham was required out of royalty a thousand years ago, which she's retained after all this time (complete with Flowery Elizabethan English). THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT WAY OF HAMMING IT UP!
- The Great and Powerful Trixie (surprisingly not voiced by St. Germain this time, but by Kathleen Barr) is pretty much made of pork, appropriate for her role as a Stage Magician and Fake Ultimate Hero. Then she returns two seasons later and is every bit as hammy as before, if not more so, due to the Alicorn Amulet causing her to go Drunk on the Dark Side. She's even a Large Ham when she's apologizing for her behavior after making a Heel-Face Turn once the Amulet is removed.
- Discord, the supremely aptly-named villain of the Season 2 opener, is deliciously, maliciously mean. He's voiced by John de Lancie. His ham isn't reserved for his evilness, either. You can't spell "Discord" without "disco."
- Pinkie Pie's boundless energy combined with her shaky grasp on reality lends her well to this trope.
- Iron Will from "Putting Your Hoof Down." He's essentially Hercule, Hulk Hogan, and Mr T rolled into the body of a minotaur.
- Flim and Flam aren't too hammy when they just talk, but their introduction is pure ham. Like Trixie, they are showponies.
- From the season finale we have Queen Chrysalis (voiced by Kathleen Barr, like Trixie), who likes her love with a side of scenery.
- The Hub: where puppies and kittens play together, where friends drop by for a visit, and where rainbows PUNCH HOLES IN THE SKY!!!
- From much earlier, Nightmare Moon... which should seem natural for her, being Princess Luna's Superpowered Evil Side.
- Also at the very beginning of the series, we meet Steven Magnet, the sea serpent with the (half) BEEYOOOTIFUL MOOUSTAAACHE.
- Fluttershy, of all ponies, gets her turn. "You're... going... to LOVE MEEE!!!!!"
- In "Power Ponies", the Mane-iac is such a large ham that the other characters in the show are put to shame. She's engaged in an Evil Laugh for roughly 90% of her screentime.
- The REGIS Mark V mocks your pitiful attempt at ham. It will destroy all.
- The Warden from Superjail is essentially a sociopathic, reality warping Willy Wonka taken Up to Eleven.
- SpongeBob SquarePants is prone to overreact/cry over minor things. The show in general is a World of Ham.
- Superboy from Young Justice can get surprisingly hammy when he yells. Especially in episode 2.
- Scaredy from Scaredy Squirrel hams it up a few times.
- The Whammer from WordGirl. Yeah, wham!
- Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Due to having absolutely no volume control most of the time, he has his hammy moments.
- Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness: Po Ping is very much this. Also, the show's starting to fill up with villain hams. Heck, even the names of places tend to be a little hammy.
- The (Dark) Princessnote from Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer.
- Luigi in Super Mario World? THAT'S MAMA LUIGI TO YOU, MARIO! *wheeep* Perhaps justified as Luigi was telling Yoshi a bedtime story from his own point of view.
- Or how about King Koopa? Permit me to introduce you to RACCOOOOOOON KOOPA!
- Stork from Storm Hawks, if you're searching for neurotic, Twitchy Eye flavored ham.
- You dare to mention the One True Shredder? Fools! You will all pay! None of you will leave this place alive! MWAHA, AHAHAHAHAHAA!!!note
- Few of the character from Team Umizoomi Would at least have a Large Ham moment.
- Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis' Cornholio persona, who shouts at the top of his lungs in a faux Spanish accent, demanding t.p. and ranting about the almighty bunghole, all in a dramatic, over the top fashion.
"ARE YOU THREATENING ME?! YOU DO NOT WANT TO FACE THE WRATH OF MY BUNGHOLE!!!"
- The Littlest Pet Shop 2012 features Zoe Trent being as hammy as possible and even in a happy mood. She's also a walking CMOF most of the time.
- The Pound Puppies (2010) episode "Prince and the Pupper" features Squirt meeting his deadringer, Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom. And he is outright deliciously hammy, even with shades of adorkable when he tries to fit in with the gang by using Squirt's teachings and manners. And Mr. Cuddlesworth brings back the ham for his second appearance in "The Ruff Ruff Bunch".
- Beetlejuice. The limelight is never too bright for him. Claire Brewster (Lydia's school rival) is a close second.
- The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken. HELLO! IT'S ME!
- Clyde Crashcup from The Alvin Show.
- Rare non-verbal example: Harchi from Oscars Oasis. He frequently enjoys dancing, acting goofy and even flashes a series of over-the-top poses for scoring a single point in a game of tennis.
- The Duke of Detroit in Motorcity, to the point where he always needs to make entrances like he's a rock star (appropriate, as he's voiced by Dee Snider). Texas is also this, when he's deluded that he's the leader of the group. And to a lesser extent, Abraham Kane.
- Fillmore!: Principal Folsom has many talents, but the ability to control her volume when agitated is not one of them.
"RAYFORD! A metaphor!"
- Regular Show has some Large Hams: Rigby, especially when he yells "STOP TALKING!!!"; Muscle Man, mainly when he go "WHOOO!!!" and whenever he squeals like a pig; Benson, chiefly when he's pissed off; The Senesei who let out three Big "NO!" in "Death Punchies."
- Mordecai had his moments of hamminess and it's very unusual to hear JG Quintel raise his voice.
- Bob's Burgers is basically a Worldof Ham since overreacting seems to be their bread and butter.
- While there are several good choices to pick from in the Ben 10 Universe, there are two top picks that must be mentioned. Doctor Aloysius James Animo Hams up every appearance he makes, even which makes sense when you realize that he is voiced by Dwight Schultz (The Original Captain H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock of the A-Team), and while many of Ben's Transformations Ham it up, including Feedback (his favorite), Spidermonkey, Bullfrag, Humungosaur, and Atomix... just to name a few,... one form tops the list... Rath, so much so that he's a Ham even when someone else is somehow transformed into him, and other characters have actually stated they like to just pull up a chair and sit back with a tub of popcorn to watch Rath in action. Between his calling out his attacks, yelling at anything and everything, talking in the 3rd person, using full names and titles to talk to people, mixing his metaphors and adages, and staring lines with "Let me tell you something..." Rath Hams every moment up when he appears and chews scenery like nobody's business.
Rath: "LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING COUNTLESS TROPERS UNIFIED TO COLLECT, COMMENT, AND QUANTIFY EVERY PIECE OF FICTIONAL AND FACTUAL TROPINESS... RATH DOESN'T LIKE BEING PUT IN A NEAT BOX, DON'T TRY TO PUT RATH IN A NEAT BOX, YOU WOULDN'T LIKE RATH IN A NEAT BOX, CAUSE RATH IN A NEAT BOX IS LIKE AN ANGRY CAGED TIGER!!! SO THERE!!! AND YOU, TVTROPES SITE, RATH WILL BREAK YOU, RATH WILL CRACK YOU LIKE THE WEAK GIRLY EGGMAN YOU ARE MENTIONING AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST!!!"
- If anyone else is around, Helga of Hey Arnold! is an aloof Deadpan Snarker. But once she's alone (or at least thinks she is), Helga G. Pataki unleashes a level of ham that would be impressive for a world-traveling adult, let alone a middle-school girl. Whether it be interfering with people's lives with a vaudevillian flair stolen straight from Snidely Whiplash, mooning over Arnold with an intensity that makes fireworks seem subdued, or just wrestling with her own mental issues, Helga produces enough ham that all of P.S. 118 could never hope to consume it all.
- She gets it from her Dad- Big Bob is certainly hammy, especially when ranting about beepers, and Olga can really ham when she's Wangsting.
- There's Harold, too. "Madame Fortress Mommy!"
- Mr. Bumpy from Bump in the Night also tends to ham it up. Then again, he was voiced by Jim Cummings.
Bumpy: Dee-STRUCTO! Care for a little KARAOKE!?