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->''"C'mon guys, build... build... build... build... oh crap. (Olimar returns to ship with zero Pikmin) Whaaat?! WHAAAAT?! '''WHAAAAAAT?!''' NO! NO! NO! NO! ARE YOU KIDDING?!?! THEY ALL RESPONDED TO MY WHISTLE!"''
-->-- '''LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}}''' from his famous ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5iZWjtLElo&t=30s freakout]]

This trope is about yelling a ridiculously long, loud "WHAAAAAT!?" Usually uttered when the character is confused, annoyed or just plain ol' shocked. May be used in the form of: "You WHAT?"

The Japanese equivalent is a Big "NANI?!" or Big "NANDA?!" / "NANDE?!" [[note]]In some cases, it can be rendered as a Big "NANDATTE?!" / "NANDATTO?!" / other variants.[[/note]] -- [[LipLock often translated]] as "Say what?" or [[CurseCutShort "What the-"]] to match the two-syllable format. However, it's also quite common to see it as a Big "EEEEH?!"

If it gets cut off, it's more likely to be a FlatWhat for some reason. A SubTrope of BigWordShout. Compare FlatWhat, DefensiveWhat, BigNo, BigWhy.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Something of a CatchPhrase of [[UnfazedEveryman Kawachi]] from ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' is that he'd yell, "What'd you say?" in situations like this (The record was about 30 times in a single chapter of the manga).
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** In the first anime, upon being told that Negi had just [[BroughtDownToNormal depowered]] [[WillFullyWeak himself intentionally]], thus becoming TheLoad, one female character bellows a loud "Naaaaniiii!!?"
** Also from the manga:
--->'''Chamo:''' Didn't I tell you? An Ermine Fairy has the happy blushy super ability to measure people's affections.\\
'''[[BalancedHarem Everyone]]:''' YOU WHAT!?
* In episode 14 of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Nyamo's "WhatDidIDoLastNight" ends with a big WHHAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?
* Sanji does this in the Thriller Bark arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'' once he finds out an invisible man saw Nami bathing. Then he [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments goes Super Saiyan]].
** Hogback pulls this after hearing that Luffy curbstomped Moria, though that may be anime exclusive.
** One of the earlier occurrences happens in the Baratie Arc, when Ghin reveals that Don Krieg's fleet of 50 ships was destroyed (save the flagship) by ''one man'': hinting that the Grand Line is ''just that dangerous'' (it's soon revealed the culprit is "Hawk-Eye" Mihawk: one of the Shichibukai and one of the most dangerous people alive).
** Sengoku literally pulls this after hearing that the Government wants to [[spoiler: cover up the escape of countless dangerous wanted criminals from Impel Down]]
** To some degree (a silent "what") this happened early on in the series a number of times when Luffy proclaimed that he will be the Pirate King someday. And more recently when Luffy said it straight to Whitebeard's face.
** When Luffy uses Haki to knock people out (initially, without even knowing it)
** Sanji lures a bunch of Marines and Agents aboard Puffing Tom to the back of the train, then locks the doors in front of them. When they realize he also detached their cars, leaving them stranded aboard the sea track, they let out a big "WHAT?!" Two episodes later, after Zoro slices these same cars in half as Rocketman passes with his Two Sword Style Rashomon technique, everyone in the Train cars, the entire Franky Family, Lulu and Tilestone, Chimney and Gonbe, and Chopper all pull a really big "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT?!?!".
** Probably one of the biggest what's of the series occurs after [[spoiler:Monkey D.]] Garp announces who Luffy's father is, who just happens to be [[spoiler:the leader of the revolutionary army, Monkey D. Dragon]]. Another smaller BigWhat follows when he casually asks everybody to forget everything he just said (but makes up for it with Mass ColorFailure).
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s Meakashi arc, Shion lets out a rather unhinged one when Detective Ooishi informs her that Satoshi has "disappeared".
* Meito Anizawa sometimes utters one of these whenever [[Anime/LuckyStar Konata]] bypasses something he's expecting her to buy.
* Akira's response in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/MonochromeFactor'' when Shirogane cheerfully tells them that he's not longer human.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Shinji and Hachi. The latter pulls a big "WHAAAATTTT?!?!" (or, in Japanese, "EEEHHHHHH?!?!"), and Shinji replies with "Don't 'WHAAAATTTT?!?!' me! You're standing there with your mouth open, looking like you're trying to catch flies!" (or, in Japanese, "Don't say 'EEEHHHHHH?!?!'! It's not cute when an old fart like you whines like that!")
* In ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'', Iori casually mentions in the middle of having sex that his wedding is the next day. "WHAAT!?" is probably the only response Yuuichi could articulate.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'':
** Annaka has her big "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH?" that she does with regularity.
** [[GratuitousEnglish Also the astronaut and the CAPCOM operator in shuttle launch scene.]]
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' chapter 381 has Mukuro, Reborn, and Verde saying "What!?" in response to seeing what Vindice looks like without their cloaks and hats.
* In ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', Rei is a professional shogi player who keeps his status as one a secret from two of his friends, Hina and Momo. They react with an echoing "EEEEHHH" after finding out about this secret through an accident involving a taped video recording of one of his matches.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Inu-Yasha has yelled this a few times. Memorable moments include one after being told by Kagome that she left their jewel shards in a demon-infested temple [[BroughtDownToNormal on the night of the new moon]].
-->'''Kagome:''' My bag! I left it at the temple!\\
'''Inu-Yasha:''' So get a new one.\\
'''Kagome:''' The things is... I left the jewel shards in it.\\
'''Inu-Yasha:''' Wh... WHAT'D YOU SAY?!"
* The ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'' manga loves reacting strongly to just about everything surprising. It could really be the manga's CatchPhrase, as no one character says it particularly often, but it does end up said quite a lot. The [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]] and [[VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction game]] versions ([[AnimeFirst which came first]]) aren't quite so heavy on the whats.
* During the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' finale, bimbo co-host Judy of the bounty-hunter reward-listings program ''Big Shot'' cuts loose with a very [[ObfuscatingStupidity non-bimboish]] one of these when she learns, on-air, that said program has been abruptly cancelled.
* In Episode 17 of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Goku lets out one of these when he learns that Vegeta has been training with Whis for six months, all while bursting through the wall a la Kool-Aid Man.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[BigBad Haazheel Thorn]] is not happy after he learns that Wismerhill has betrayed him and closed the HellGate that he had opened to conquer the world.
-->''He did '''WHAAAAAT'''!?
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Volume 5]]'' Annual #2, Supergirl has this reaction when she finds out that Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} 5 accidentally created a super-bomb while analyzing a mystical statue.
-->'''Brainiac 5:''' It's a ten-thousand-year-old Brocian hunting statue! Rumored by natives to have "magical" properties when struck by lightning, so I was analyzing its reception to other kinds of energy!\\
'''Supergirl:''' Okay! So what did you hit it with?\\
'''Brainiac-5:''' Uh, I opened the timestream and bombarded it with chronon energy.\\
'''Supergirl:''' WHAT?\\
'''Brainiac-5:''' Obviously that wasn't the best of my ideas!\\
'''Supergirl:''' So what's it doing now?\\
'''Brainiac-5:''' Based on my readings, I'm pretty sure I just created a magical time bomb. And if my calculations are correct, we've got less than four seconds to live.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown kept asking, "You're ''what?''" after Schroeder announced that he was quitting baseball.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', this is Jon's typical reaction whenever somebody -- usually Ms. Feeny -- calls to tell them that Garfield has done something.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' has several of these. Most of them come from [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright's]] reactions at really weird events, such as being greeted [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic by a purple talking hors... pony]], or his phone ringing [[SuperCellReception in said pony's cellphone-less world]].
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'':
** Vegeta has this reaction to finding out that [[spoiler:Dodoria's a woman.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Dodoria:''']] I ''am'' a woman!\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...What?\\
[[spoiler: '''Dodoria:''']] I said I ''am'' a woman!\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...'''WHAT?!'''
** Also a minor case with Piccolo in the Lord Slug abridged version [[spoiler:when he rips his own ears out so Gohan can whistle Slug into submission]], and thus starts all of his sentences with one of these since he can't hear anyone (or himself).
* This is a very common reaction from Calvin (and sometimes other characters) in ''Fanfic/TheCalvinverse''.
* Rainbow Dash lets out a few of these in ''FanFic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles''.
* Shining Armor's side story in the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' reveals that this was his and Cadence's reactions to hearing about Twilight being the Element of Magic. The guards reporting this [[CrazyPrepared had prepared earplugs specifically for this.]]
* ''Fanfic/XCOMSecondContact'': Tevos' reaction upon learning that [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext XCOM allied with the Geth almost immediately after declaring war on them.]]]] Pretty much all of the Citadel species have the same reaction.
* ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'': Fresh from the Sasuke retrieval mission (a success in this case) Tsunade drops this bombshell on Naruto.
-->'''Tsunade:''' The village council wants me to banish you.\\
'''Naruto:''' '''WHHHHAAAAAT?!
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', Courtney reacts thusly when Chris awards a certain challenge to the Eagles after it appeared that he was going to disqualify them and should have disqualified them.
* Calvin does this in ''Fanfic/CampNightmare'' when he learns he'll be going to Hugs and Snuggles Day Camp for the summer.
* [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin]] does this in ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'' when she learns that Shirou allowed [[Franchise/BenTen Ben]] to help him take Saber to the Emiya residence. (To explain, Rin doesn't really trust Ben and thinks he's just more competition for the Holy Grail.) Her "WHAT?!" is so loud that echoes throughout the neighborhood, waking several children and pets.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8374306/3/A-Serving-Extra-Large A Serving Extra Large]]'' Harry, Susan Bones and Hannah Abbott yell one when Neville mentions the time his uncle hung him out the window to see if he had magic.
* In ''Fanfic/TheEndOfAllThings'', Zach barks this at Midna when he finds out that [[spoiler:she is not very skilled at teleporting other people]].
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10162504/11/Nails-And-Tails Nails and Tails]]'' Hermione yells one when Harry mentions that he and Seamus Finnegan have been sharing a bed for the last two weeks.
* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', this is [[SolitarySorceress Sunset's]] response to Twilight saying she wants to visit her.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6633092/13/Susan-Bones-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban Susan Bones and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' Harry yells one when Amelia Bones tells him that Lucius Malfoy has been misappropriating money Harry's ancestors donated to Hogwarts.
* In ''Fanfic/SolInvictus'', Nami and Usopp understandably react in surprise and disbelief when Luffy suddenly asks Sanji to be her chef. It is quickly followed by [[FlatWhat Zoro's deadpan delivery]] and Sanji's noticeably more calm, exact response in his mind.
* In ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' during the Omatsuri Island chapter this is Buggy's reaction to figuring out what island the Strawhats are on. This is noteworthy because Buggy does not like the Strawhats at all, and yet even he finds what's going to happen completely horrifying and wants to warn them.
-->'''Buggy:''' WHAT?! WHAT DID HE JUST SAY?!\\
''[...and then again]''\\
* In the end of Chapter 3 of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11767589/3/The-Fourth-Apprentice The Fourth Apprentice]]'', Sarutobi summons several monkeys for a final exercise. Sakura believes that he wants her to catch them. He then tells her the true purpose of the task
-->'''Sarutobi:''' Actually I'm going to have them throw rocks and sticks at you, and you're going to have to dodge them.\\
'''Sakura:''' WHAT?!\\
'''Sarutobi:''' And start! ''[monkeys begin pelting her]''
* ''Fanfic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': Scootaloo has enlisted Sweetie Belle's help with Flute's [[TheVoiceless mute issues]]. Sweetie Belle gives Flute an extremely unusual directive:
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Now swallow it.\\
''[Flute lets out a mote that could best be described as "?"]''
* In ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' Alya's reaction when Jack mentions her boyfriend back in Los Angeles. For context, Marinette and Alya have just spent the last several weeks treating Jack as a rival for Adrien's affections, which Jack was completely blind to.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8186071/14/Harry-Crow Harry Crow]]'' Dumbledore yells one when he learns that Professor Binns is so anti-goblin that he gave aid to [[BigBad Voldemort]].
* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10951206/chapters/24419874 Ninja Wizard Book 5]]'' Cedric yells one when his widowed mother mentions that she's started dating again.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4742802/1/Culture-Shock Culture Shock]]'', [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]] lets out one when he learns that he's just made an AccidentalProposal to Starscream.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10649604/23/The-Legacy-Preservation-Act The Legacy Preservation Act]]'' Harry and Dumbledore yell one when Minister Fudge states that he called a press conference to announce declaration of war against Voldemort.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' delivers this when Penny calls King Tut her boyfriend.
* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball parody]], ''Something Something Something Dark Side'', when Stewie declares that he is Chris' father.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'':
** The Chief Blue Meanie after the Flying Glove misses at clobbering Old Fred:
--->'''Chief:''' What? '''What??''' '''''WHAAAAT??!''''' The glove is losing his touch!!
** And before that, when Max says "yes":
--->'''Chief:''' WHAAAAT??! ''[lifts Max up by his ears]'' We Meanies only take "NO" for an answer!
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Hades does this twice; the first when Pain and Panic tell him he's late for his meeting with the Fates and again later, once he finds out that Hercules will stop his plans
-->'''Hades:''' '''WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!''' ''[instantly cools down]'' Okay, fine. Fine. I'm cool. I'm fine.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Three of them: [[FunnyMoments when the Beast learns Belle isn't coming to dinner (as ordered)]], Cogsworth's reaction [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy when the Beast releases Belle to go find her father]], and the enchanted objects' reaction when Cogsworth tells them.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
** Jafar uses this after Iago suggests he marry Princess Jasmine. That reaction probably has more to do with the way in which he initially worded it, though:
--->'''Iago:''' Oh! Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Jafar? What if YOU were the chump husband?\\
'''Jafar:''' WHAT?\\
'''Iago:''' Okay, okay, you marry the princess, all right? And... and uh, then you become the sultan!\\
'''Jafar:''' Marry the shrew? I become sultan? The idea has merit...
** And in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'':
--->'''Iago:''' You know something? You're nothing without me!\\
'''Jafar:''' WHAT?!
* In still another Disney film, ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', there's this exchange that takes place between the King and the Grand Duke after the ball ends and the Duke retrieves the glass slipper that Cinderella lost. The Duke has trouble getting a word in, because the King is ecstatic about the prospect of the prince marrying the beautiful woman who captured his heart. But when the Duke drops to his knees to explain himself and the King takes a sword and touches him with it to knight him, this little bit of dialog takes place:
-->'''King:''' I hereby dub you Sir... uh, hmm... Oh, by the way, what title would you like?\\
'''Duke:''' Sire, she got away.\\
'''King:''' Sir "She Got Away"? A peculiar title, but if that's what you-- She ''''''WHAT?!'''''' Why, you... you ''traitor''!! ''[uses sword to try and attack the Duke]''
* Yet another Disney film, ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'': Alice becomes trapped in the White Rabbit's house after eating a size-altering cookie that turns her into a giant. The Dodo comes by and offers this suggestion to the White Rabbit:
-->'''Dodo:''' We'll burn the house down!\\
'''White Rabbit:''' Yes, burn the house-- ''WHAAT!?''
* And Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' has this exchange:
-->'''Merlin:''' Madam, I have not disappeared. I'm very tiny. I'm a germ, a rare disease, I'm called malagolintomontorosis. [[StealthPun AND YOU CAUGHT ME, MIM!]]\\
'''Mim:''' WHAT?!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', one of Chakal's bandits reacts like this to [[OhCrap Chuy's pig army]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** When Po first gets chosen as the Dragon Warrior. It's followed with a FlatWhat from Po, then a bigger "WHAT?!" as the reactions get bigger from the Furious Five, Shifu, and Mr. Ping.
--->'''Oogway:''' The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!\\
'''Po:''' [[FlatWhat What?]]\\
'''Furious Five:''' WHAT?!\\
'''Shifu:''' WHAT?!\\
'''Mr. Ping:''' [[RuleOfThree WHAT?!]]
** Po gets an even bigger one in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' when Shifu tells him that he will be the new teacher of the Five. The force of the "what" pushes Shifu back at least a foot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Human Pinkie Pie gets [[RuleOfThree three in a row]], first upon learning that the Fall Formal has been pushed back a day, then again when she learns that this is because the decorations she put up got ruined. Her third one, in response to Twilight saying they need to get the Fall Formal back on schedule, is interrupted by Applejack slapping a hand over Pinkie's mouth.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'': When Jay and Silent Bob discover that they're to be played by Creator/BenAffleck & Creator/MattDamon in the unauthorized movie based on their lives, Jay gives a "Say WHAAAAAA?"
* Near the end of ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'', Maude tells Harold [[spoiler: she took pills and will be dead in a matter of hours]]. There is a long pause from Harold before he says "WHAT?!".
* At the beginning of ''Sanjuro'', when Sanjuro finds out that the guy he pegged as the villain knows about the younger samurai's secret meeting place, he utters the Japanese equivalent: "NANIIIIIII?!"
* ''Film/{{A New Hope}}'': Darth Vader does this when one of his TIE Fighter escorts is destroyed by Han Solo, preventing him from shooting Luke's X-Wing.
** Even earlier when with Leia's reaction to Tarkin revealing that he is going ahead with the destruction of Alderaan.
* In ''Film/AChristmasStory'', Ralphie's mom asks him where he learned the word "fuck". He decides it's a bad idea to truthfully say his dad, so he says his friend. Ralphie's mom calls the friend's mom and notifies her. She screams "WHAAAAAAAAAAT?" and proceeds to [[AbusiveParents beat the shit out of him]] without even hanging up.
* In the first ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' movie, Kraven does this when he finds out that "Selene's pet" (Michael) was bitten by a werewolf. His BigWhat has the unfortunate side effect of waking up [[OhCrap Viktor.]]
* In ''Film/{{Ali}}'', this is Cassius Clay Sr.'s reaction when his namesake son informs him that he'll no longer be known by his father's name.
-->'''Elijah Mohammad:''' ''[to the man previously known as Cassius Clay, and later, Cassius X]'' From this day forward, you shall be known as Muhammad Ali.\\
''[cut to the next scene at the front yard of Cassius Sr.'s home, where a visibly shocked father turns around to face his son]''\\
'''Cassius Clay Sr.:''' What? You...you ''WHAT?!?''
* In the comedy ''Clean Slate'', the hero lost his memory of his testimony for the mob, but taped what he could remember before he forgot the rest of it. Then he found his girlfriend accidentally taped over it, and did this trope.
* Happens in ''Film/KingKong2005'' after Ann and Jack escape the jungle and the crew prepares to leave the island.
-->'''Denham:''' Wait -- what about Kong?\\
'''Jack:''' What about him?\\
'''Denham:''' We came here to make a moving picture, and we found something worth more than all the movies in the world!\\
'''Englehorn:''' What?!
* During the FinalBattle in ''Film/TopGun'':
-->'''Merlin:''' What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!\\
'''Maverick:''' I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.\\
'''Merlin:''' You're gonna do WHAT!?
* There's an urban legend that Harrison Ford had pretty much this reaction at the Hollywood premiere of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' at the Big Reveal about Darth Vader. When filming the movie, the line that David Prowse delivered was that Ben Kenobi killed Luke's father; the real line was concealed from all but a handful of people to best preserve the surprise.
* In ''[[Film/HomeAlone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York]]'', Peter has one when he discovers Kevin did not accompany the family to Miami.
* The restored version of ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' when Curtis tells the band why their performance is important.
-->'''Curtis:''' Jake and Elwood are donating the band share to the door money to pay the taxes on the St. Helen's orphanage in Calumet City.\\
'''Band:''' WHAT!?
* This exchange from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'':
-->'''Sally:''' ''[a bit spitefully]'' The Baron's kissing your wife.\\
'''[[Creator/OliverReed Vulcan:]]''' ''[[[HighPressureEmotion steam blowing out his ears]]]'' '''''WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!'''''\\
''[Sally starts back in fear]''\\
'''Vulcan:''' ''[[[TranquilFury much more quietly]]]'' I mean, what?
* In ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', that's Gary's reaction to Andy ordering a tap water at the pub crawl.

* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments This little gem]] from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': The team is on their way to plant a nuclear explosive so as to open a space-time rift to get out of the Cretaceous (ItMakesSenseInContext). Ax, [[TheSmartGuy the local genius alien]][[note]]He's not as much of a genius as he should be, he was paying more attention to the hot girl in front of him during class than to the teacher[[/note]], is in charge of placing it.
-->'''Ax:''' Prince Jake, you do realize I have no idea as to where to place the explosive or when to set it off?\\
'''Jake:''' WHAT!? WHAT!? WHAAAAAT!?
* There's one of these in basically every one of the "Froggy" children's book series.
-->'''Mom or Dad:''' Froggy!\\
'''Froggy:''' Whaaaat?
* ''Literature/{{Somewhither}}'': Abby goes "Whaaat?!" when she hears that God in human form was tortured and killed on Earth. The word in her language for "what" is "ayyu", which, as the narrator points out, is highly convenient for shouting in a drawn-out way.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the famous ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch about a [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels horribly translated and sexually-charged English-to-Hungarian book]], the responding constable to the Hungarian's "you have beautiful thighs" is to look at his own thighs and scream '''WHAT?'''
* An episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' had this when Londo and Lennier are involved in a brawl in the Zocalo. Garibaldi hears about the fight and goes to his office. As the door closes, he hears who took ultimate responsibility for the fight (Lennier, to help Londo save face). Considering that Lennier is a WarriorPoet--and that before this episode, his fighting ability had not been shown or even hinted at -- Garibaldi's reaction is understandable.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''[==]'s Cavil says this, once he realizes that his disagreement with the Sixes has escalated into a full-blown EnemyCivilWar. "Say WHAT?"
* From ''Series/NewGirl'':
-->'''Cece:''' ''[opens door]'' ...Jess?\\
'''Jess:''' Nick kissed me!\\
'''Cece:''' [[OverlyLongGag ...Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]]--\\
'''Opening Credits'''
* [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Klink]] gives one that can shake the windows when Hogan tells him that no, he's not nuts, there really ''is'' [[ItMakesSenseInContext a chimpanzee working in the garden outside his window. In a German POW camp in the middle of World War II. Wearing fatigues from the French military.]]
* ''Series/Community'': When Joshua (played by Matt Walsh) deadpans that he should never have trusted the location of the trampoline to a black person, Troy smiles in agreement for a second before it clicks, "Wait, WHAT?"
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Tenth Doctor has several times used the phrase "What. What? WHAT?!" -- starting from a FlatWhat and working his way up to a Big What. And the other way around. See "Voyage of the Damned".
** From ''The Five Doctors'':
--->'''Borusa:''' Commander, you are authorized to use the MindProbe.\\
'''Castellan''': '''WHAT?''' [[DullSurprise No, not the]] '''mind probe'''.
* Both forms are running gags on ''Series/{{Titus}}''; the big what is often used by Christopher as a reaction to the crazy thought patterns of those around him.
* DanaCarvey as the title character in the ''Series/{{SNL}}'' skit "Lyle, The Effeminate Heterosexual" would say this whenever anyone would accuse him of being gay.
* ''Series/FawltyTowers'': The "Gourmet Night" episode featured a truly magnificent "'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maoPS03C9nw WHAT??!!]]'''"
* One ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch featured a husband (Scott) who could apparently only say "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgux9joHvnU What?]]"; as his wife (Bruce) kept looking at him without an answer while dusting, the husband quickly invoked this trope.
* In ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'' the title character is prone to say "YOU SAY WHAT NOW?!"
* The "Say What?" MadLibsCatchphrase of ''Series/HannahMontana.'' It was always said very specifically, "[General Description] say whaat?"
* An episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' uses a different word, but has the same effect. The ladies are listening to a woman give a eulogy at a funeral. The woman's mentioning all the wonderful things the deceased has done (which shocks them, because they all knew the woman as a total witch.) Then they realize she went into the wrong funeral: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ocZ57tgWr4 Bea Arthur's delivery is what made it a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]] (at 1:15).]]
-->'''Woman:''' Yes. Celia Rubenstein loved all mankind. She was--\\
'''Dorothy:''' '''WHO!?'''
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Eric lets out an epically huge "what" after he learns that Mr. Feeny is retiring.
* [[Series/DiffrentStrokes "WHATCHUTALKINBOUT, WILLIS?!"]]
* ''Series/TheNewNormal'': Goldie does this when she hears that Shania has taken a marker to Brian's couch.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWuF6TPpB8w Here]] is a collection of all the times someone on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' said "What". From BigWhat to FlatWhat to all the whats in between.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey's roommate Janine dislike Chandler and Monica. The latter pressed Joey for the reasons why:
-->'''Joey:''' She said you were loud.\\
'''Monica:''' '''WHAAAT?!'''\\
'''Monica:''' What?
* Jack from ''Series/FatherTed'' has NoIndoorVoice so any use of the word "What?" by him is this by default. He does seem to play it up when pretending to be deaf, though.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', after a FlatWhat, Leonard yells this spectacularly at Sheldon, after Sheldon tells him that there was no need to suffer through [[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing his itchy sweater.]]

* Music/TheB52s' "Love Shack". "You're ''what''?" "Tin roof, rusted!"
* This trope has been associated with rapper LilJon (along with the BigYes), even before ''Series/ChappellesShow'' spoofed it.
* In Music/TaylorSwift's video for "You Belong With Me," as the boy brushes off the AlphaBitch cheerleader (played by Taylor) for the sweet GirlNextDoor (also played by Taylor), you can almost hear the AB scream "What!!"
* Occurs at the end of Music/AliceCooper's "Department Of Youth"; "Who's got the power?" "We have!" "And who gave it to you?" "Donny Osmond!" "WHAT?!"
* The last verse of "Thinking Machine" by ''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'' has John Linnell reacting to John Flansburgh's increasingly bizarre WordSaladLyrics first with a FlatWhat, then a big "Whaaat?", then a "what" so big it overlaps with Flansburgh's last line.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin invoked this trope (''WHAT?'') as a heel in 2001, when he was acting strangely, saying "what?" during promos in order to repeat what he had just said. He first did this in [[RealLifeWritesThePlot real life]], when he was leaving a bored answerphone message (see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOeZtJuiLUU this video on its origins]]). Later he used it as an intimidation tactic, [[MisaimedFandom it caught on with the fans]] (''WHAT?'') and quickly became so popular (''WHAT?'') that they chanted "''WHAT?''" during the National Anthem (''WHAT?'') [[HeelFaceTurn and made Austin a face]] in the process (''WHAT?''). It quickly became an OverlyLongGag (''WHAT?'') and would be used on other wrestlers (''WHAT?''), particularly Wrestling/KurtAngle. (''WHAT?'')
** Wrestling/TheUndertaker was able to counter the "WHAT?" chant on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qlfp8BOPDg a 2002 episode of Raw]]:
--->'''Crowd:''' ''WHAT?''\\
'''Undertaker:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I'll tell you what,]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome why don't you say "what" again if you like to]] [[BrotherSisterIncest sleep with your own sister.]]\\
'''Crowd:''' ''WHA...BOOOOOOOOOO''
** As did Wrestling/HulkHogan:
--->'''Crowd:''' ''WHAT?''\\
'''Hulk Hogan:''' --cha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?
** As did RoddyPiper, who reacted as if the audience was asking him a question, ''every'' time.
--->'''Roddy:''' ''[WHAT?]'' Keep up with me, people. ''[WHAT?]'' I'm not doing all that again. ''[WHAT?]'' Can you not hear me out there?
** We had '''Wrestling/TheMiz''':
** And when teaming with R-Truth, he gave us this gem.
--->'''R-Truth:''' Air Boom is as bad as a sneaky fart.\\
''[the Miz stops the crowd from saying the usual What]''\\
'''The Miz:''' I got this. ''[looks at R-Truth, completely dumbfounded]'' What?
** And Wrestling/VinceMcMahon:
--->'''Vince [=McMahon=]:''' And next week, in spite of your insidious and stupid "What?"s-- ''[WHAT?]'' Thank you. And, if you're an imbecile and you're from Hartford, you'll say-- ''[WHAT?]'' That's my point.
** [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] encouraged it, first as a heel ("Don't ''What'' me!") and then as a face. ("...okay, ''What'' me!")
** [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]]:
--->'''JBL:''' This is not 'Sing-Along With JBL' time. You will be quiet.
* Wrestling/CMPunk tried to do this when Vince [=McMahon=] apologized to him. However even after several invites the crowd didn't bite.

* On ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', one of the rounds revolves around the panelists singing along to a record. The volume of the record is then turned down so that the panelist is singing solo. Points are awarded ([[ThePointsMeanNothing allegedly]]) depending on how close the panelist is to the song when the record is turned back on, and whenever Barry Cryer gets the rhythm wrong (quite often), he tends to give a loud and shocked "What!?"

* In ShowWithinAShow of ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'', this is FunnyForeigner Aldolfo's reaction to the slightest inconvenience or unexpected answer. It appears to be a trademark of his fictional actor, the LargeHam Roman Bartelli, as he is heard to do the same in the [[ValuesDissonance massively racist]] other show, Message From a Nightingale.
* This is a RunningGag in Urinetown, used possibly to greatest affect in this reveal...
-->'''Ms. Pennywise:''' Hope is my daughter!\\
'''The Poor:'' ''[all gasp in shock]''\\
'''Ms. Pennywise:''' And I... AM HER MOTHER!\\
* In the musical adaptation of ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde'', we get this in the opening number:
-->'''Chorus:''' Oh my god, omigod you g--\\
'''Serena:''' ''[[[MusicalisInterruptus slams door]]]'' Guys, she's not here.\\
'''Chorus:''' ''[in unison]'' WHAT?!

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Courtesy of [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Lord Wakamoto]], [[EvilOverlord M.]] [[StreetFighter Bison's]] Japanese DeathCryEcho in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' is the What to end all Whats.
-->'''''[[ThisCannotBe "NANDATTOOOOO!?"]]'''''
* In chapter 22 of ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'', Ibaraki-dōji lets out one of these after his friend Shuten-dōji refuses to defeat him.
* In ''[[VideoGame/PaperMario Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door]]'', this is Professor Frankly's catchphrase. Usually given after the events of the last chapter were explained to him so he can act as MrExposition for the next. It's delivered from outside his house in the form of a speech bubble that fills half the screen.
* In ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', when the trials get high-paced, someone shouts it every couple of seconds.
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'''s Case 2-4, when [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer "reveals" the name of his client, Adrian Andrews]], Phoenix, Edgeworth and the Judge all let out a "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!" that fills up an entire text box.
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', one comes from Phoenix (and quite a few players) when he learns that Iris [[spoiler:is in fact [[WhamLine Morgan's daughter]]]]:
--->'''Phoenix''': IRIS IS WHAT?!?!?
** Towards the end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Phoenix [[http://aquapopsicle.tumblr.com/post/95206779808/goddammit-you-two lets out a rather epic one]] when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Simon manipulated the odds to give Athena a chance to use her enhanced hearing sense on Fulbright]]:
--->'''Phoenix''': Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! [[spoiler: You two were working together]] now?!
* [[OnlySaneMan Al]][[ChewToy maz]] from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' uses it multiple times, the biggest ([[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And most hilarious]]) one being in the ending you get if he solos the last boss, [[spoiler: where he's forced to become the overlord instead of Mao]].
* Used [[{{Egregious}} gratuitously]] in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Burst Limit'', 'WHAT!?' is the response from almost every character in the game, to almost every event that occurs in the game
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' ([[VideoGame/ResidentEvil the first game, to be exact]], courtesy of [[FountainOfMemes Barry Burton]]):
-->WHAT!?! What ''is'' this?
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': Sam does this in episode 205: "What's New, Beelzebub?" when [[spoiler:they discover that Brady Culture likes Hell]], but prefaces it with "Forgive me, my mouth is too parched for a SpitTake".
* The last screen you see in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''[='s=] ending is [[spoiler:the team's bill to General Pepper for their services]]; do sufficiently well (i.e. score enough kills) and the sight of this [[ShockinglyExpensiveBill prompts]] General Pepper to say "Wha?" in a tone of utter shock.
* TheReveal right before the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''. It really [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM7Y_GQ_1DU has to be heard]] for the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments full effect]]:
--> The Guy: "No. Not The Guy!... [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather THE FATHER!]]]]"
--> The Kid: "'''[+WHAT+]'''"
* Revolver Ocelot utters a hilarious, surprised and [[LargeHam hamatic]] "WHAAAAAAT?!" when Cyborg Ninja cuts off his hand in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: Twin Snakes''.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', [[GambitPileup in the last hour or so of the game]], this basically becomes Solidus' catchphrase. [[MindScrew Probably the player's as well]].
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Ragna the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bloodedge]] drops these a LOT in gag endings, with the English voice-actor's delivery being especially priceless. Case in point:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYHRqGA71YQ "WHAAAAAT?! Where the hell did THAT come from?"]]
---> '''Litchi''': I ''love'' Ragna the Bloodedge!\\
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlENVMnNQdM "What in the HEEEEEEEEELL?!"]]
** When he finds out Noel is officially married to him(this is a gag reel of course):[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3f34W5B48Y&t=617s WHAAAAAAAAAT?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYsAklh4uqQ "An early preview"]] of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' used a placeholder voice actor (one of the programmers) for new sidekick character Wheatley, who added a particularly amusing emphasis on the phrase "You did WHAT?!"
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', this is how Sora, Donald, and Goofy react to two major revelations, both one after the other: first when [[spoiler:they learn that Ansem, the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts first game]], was in fact the Heartless of a man posing as an entirely different character named Ansem]]; and again when [[spoiler:they learn that the fake Ansem's Nobody is the current BigBad]]. They do it again (this time with backing from Riku, Mickey, and even ''Yen Sid'') in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]]'' in response to [[spoiler:Lea nonchalantly ''summoning a Keyblade'' (and only giving a bemused "Oh" as a response) at the end of the game.]] Suffice to say, the collective fandom was pretty much doing the same.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'':
** Nanakase Yashiro's DeathCryEcho is an [[LargeHam over-the-top]] "NANI?!"
** K' belts out a "Nandato!" as his K.O. cry in ''The King of Fighters XI''.
** Kensou has one in ''The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match'', screaming out "NANI YA?!"
** Sylvie Paula Paula's DeathCryEcho on the final round is a CuteButCacophonic "NANDESUTO?!" (a more formal variant of "NANDATO?!")
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' features Alucard, who does this in gameplay a lot, when he's turned to stone, or untransforms in a tight passageway. For Dracula in the prologue, it's more like "big WHAT IS A MAN?!"
* In ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War 2: Retribution]]'', it's one of the responses of Noise Marines to you clicking on them. Justified because they likely have trouble hearing you given that the majority of their weaponry is based entirely on the loudest, most discordant sounds that can possibly be produced by 40th millennium technology.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' [[spoiler: Nicole]] tells Isaac ''"Thank you Isaac. Now, time to die"''. He has just enough time to blurt out ''"WHAT?"'' before being pulled into a mental boss battle.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' it's possible to get one out of Fenris by [[spoiler: agreeing to give him back to Danarius.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hawke (to Danarius):''' If you want him, he's yours.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Fenris:''' What!?]]
* Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity uses this trope '''A LOT!!!''' Even with the player himself. The player even lets out one after [[spoiler: Hydreigon tells the player that Kyurem stands in Hydreigon's way of destroying the Bittercold.]]
--> [[spoiler: Hydreigon: But there's something standing in my way. The one who stands guard over the Bittercold. Kyurem.]]
--> You (shocked): [[spoiler: (Wh... WHAAAT?! K-Kyurem?!)]]
--> ''Flashback plays. At the end, it cuts back to the player and [[spoiler: Hydreigon.]]''
--> You: [[spoiler: (THAT Kyurem... is protecting the Bittercold?!)]]
* In ''VideoGame/WhenTailsGetsBored'', this is Sonic's reaction to finding out he must find more Tails clones.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioSuperstarBaseball'', this is Bowser's reaction when [[spoiler: Mario enters Bowser's stadium.]]
--> '''Bowser:''' Hmm... I'm over here and... Mario's team is over there... Huh? I........................ ....................... lost............ ..........my stadium. WAIT JUST A MINUTE! WHAAAAT?! Why?! How?! What's going on?!

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Kotomaru uses this several times in the second episode of ''WebAnimation/GirlChanInParadise''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' uses this trope several times, but the best example would have to be Andy's "Say whaaaaaat?!" when Koden reveals Killer Monster used to be his pet in 'The Camping Webisode'.
* A trio of these are done before a FakeOutFadeOut in the ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'' episode "Flipper's Revenge". [[spoiler: A character that died earlier in the episode came back to life briefly just to give the third "WHAT?!".]]
* Keela has one in ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'' when Kaila tells her she is also from the Unworld. Its not as big as other examples, but for [[TheStoic Keela]], its big for her.
* The volume 3 finale of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' gives us an immensely satisfying one from Cinder [[spoiler:due to Ruby triggering her new Silver-Eyed Warrior Powers]]. Part of what makes it so satisfying to watch is that it's the first time we have seen her lose her composure.
* [[https://youtu.be/Yw0OeCMB1MM?t=1m54s This]] spoiler-laden ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' fan parody video by Senior Pelo features a very loud and understandably confused "WHAT?" as his understandable response to getting utterly wrecked at the very start of the Genocide Ending's final boss fight. No doubt this was the reaction of many other players when they got destroyed by [[spoiler: Sans' first blue attack]], represented here as a [[MegatonPunch massive sucker punch to the face]].
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Done completely out of place in the AprilFoolsDay cartoon "Under Construction".
--->'''Stinkoman:''' Heeeey. Sticklyman. WHAAAAAAAAAAT are you doing?"
** According to the 100th email, Homestar beat Strong Bad in their first competition to see who gets an egg. But:
--->'''Prince of Town:''' And the Duckie-man is the winner! [[SecondPlaceIsForWinners Loser gets the egg]]!\\
'''Homestar:''' WHAAAAT??!!?&,:;%${}
** Also happens in Teen Girl Squad Issue 12, themed to Valentine's Day:
--->'''Cheerleader:''' Valentimes is serious times!\\
'''So and So:''' ''[annoyed]'' --tines.\\
'''Cheerleader:''' ''[glaring angrily]'' ''What?''\\
'''So and So:''' ''[shouting]'' VALEN''TINES''!
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/455919 Awesome Center]], from the always over-the-top [[WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries Egoraptor]].
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Simmons, repeatedly.
-->'''Donut:''' [[BigBad You guys]] seemed like you knew each other.[[HorriblejudgeOfCharacter I thought you were just catching up.]]\\
'''Simmons:''' He was firing grenades at me!\\
'''Donut:''' Yeah? So? I thought that was an inside joke between the two of you.\\
'''Simmons:''' What? What kinda joke would that be?\\
'''Donut:''' Well how do I know? I've been gone a long time, Simmons.\\
'''Simmons:''' ''What?''\\
'''Donut:''' In fact, it was clear that I didn't know the guy. So shame on you for not introducing us. And quite frankly, I found the whole thing a bit rude.\\
'''Donut:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ruh-de.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApocalyptic'''s Snippy has the {{catchphrase}} [[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/22 BWAH??]]
* Apparently ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' used to do this so often that the author started to put "too surprised to yell the obligatory what" at the end of the strips when they didn't for a while.
** In one strip after quite a few occurrences he suggested turning it into a [[http://www.brunothebandit.com/d/20021014.html drinking game]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0490.html from Eugene]].
-->'''Roy:''' Wait, what? What about the Blood Oath of Vengeance?\\
'''Case Worker:''' It's not a problem for us. Go on up.\\
'''Eugene:''' '''''WHAT?!?!?!'''''\\
'''Roy:''' In lieu of Paradise, can I just get a picture of the exact expression on his face?
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' provides a double example [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-08-08 here.]] And an even bigger one [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-12-09 here]].
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' Jean has a very big one [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20090307.html here.]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has this [[spoiler: when Mike rejects Lucy's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Doc Scratch is not amused when he finds out that Vriska has a magic cue ball that she's been using to gain an advantage against him [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004163 SHE HAS WHAT?]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', this is museum custodian's reaction to finding out that two-thousand-years-old locked-up canopic jar has a live fennec fox inside.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
** Happens to the Critic when reviewing the MindScrew that is ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.
--->'''Nostalgia Critic:''' ''WHAAAAAAAAA?'' How can you blow into your hand and make a ''woman''!? Why would you even be chasing hedgehogs if you can blow into your hand and make a ''woman''!?
** "What!? Pumpkin? P-Pumpkin? What? What? What? Pumpkin, What!?"
** Likewise, he uses this ''several'' times during his review of ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', the biggest being when Creator/ChuckNorris fights alongisde the main protagonist. "W-W-W-W-W-WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!?"
** And again in his review of ''Film/{{North}}'', when he gets furious about the film's AllJustADream ending.
** And once again in his ''Film/PatchAdams'' review, when Adams shapes the hospital doors like a vagina.
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'':
** Linkara responds to one of the more severe [[HollywoodEvolution biology fails]] in ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' with "I...I don't... WHAT?!"
** Done to, rather than by, Linkara by Jaeris when he proclaims that to amuse himself while doing boring circuitry work, he will review a crappy comic book.
--->''[first few bars of theme song]''\\
'''Jaeris:''' WHAT?!
* [[LetsPlay ProtonJonSA's]] reaction to the infamous KaizoTrap in ''KaizoMarioWorld'' Special World 2. That is all.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Ej7M3xWjY "Jack."]] [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds "What is it, YUSEI!?"]] [[MemeticMutation "I came...]] [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries (chuckle)" "WHAAAAAAAAAA--"]] [[AprilFools (Cuts to]] [[StylisticSuck crappy animated]] [[AprilFools intro set to the]] ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'' ThemeSong)
%%** "Jack." (no response) "I came again." "WHAAAAAAAA--" (explosion)
* In the "VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Smackdown" video done by the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts. Maxwell and pipes! are playing, and pipes! fires off ''[[FourIsDeath four in a row]]'' when Maxwell drops a train on him:
-->'''Ferr''': More lines than a Creator/KevinSmith movie, son!
-->'''pipes!''': ...now you're just reaching.
-->'''Ferr''': That was good!
-->''(Maxwell scores a Tetris, the garbage lines pushing pipes!'s stack to the very top of his screen)''
-->'''pipes!''': WHAT? WHAT?! ''WHAT?!'' '''''WHAT?!'''''
-->''(pipes! loses. The other three burst out laughing.)''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BohepansTheThird#p/c/F99CE7B95991C273 This]] LetsPlay of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3. The [=LPer=] delivers one in World 8 after YetAnotherStupidDeath when [[GoodBadBugs something unusual happens]] [[HilarityEnsues with Mario's death animation...]]
-->'''[=BohepansTheThird=]''': ''[[{{Beat}} ...]][[BigWhat WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?]]'' Did you just see Mario go way high in the air? '''''How the fuck did that happen?'''''
* All the main characters of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' get at least one:
** The Emperor is visibly shocked when he learns about partition of Legions into much smaller Chapters.
** Kitten nearly freaks out when the Emperor [[FreudianSlip lets it slip]] that he was building Human Webwey [[spoiler:to access Eldar prostitutes]].
** Magnus doesn't appreciate Emperor's pastimes:
-->'''Emperor''': [[AC:This put me more into balance than the time I surfed a space hulk right into one of Tzeentch's crystal garden planets.]]\\
'''Magnus''': You did WHAT?!
* Done a few times in ''Machinima/TheStrangerhood.''
* The page quote comes from episode ten of {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}'s {{Pikmin}} let's play, where he thought he left behind 98 blue pikmin due a glitch not making them show up at sundown, massive freakout ensues.
* WebVideo/ShinyObjectsVideos: Nathan gets one in "Fishsticks".
* LetsPlay/AttackingTucans [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2VWqt78kR8#t=20s had one]] in his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', after finding out that you ''don't'' get a Big Wallet if you complete the Oceanside Spider House on the second or third day.
* In LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}'s LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', when LetsPlay/KungFuJesus implies that the people of [[ShiftingSandLand Shamar]] eat sand, LetsPlay/{{medibot}} gives us this gem:
-->'''medibot:''' Wait, ''WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?'' Kung-Fu Jesus, you can't say that on the internet!
-->'''Kung-Fu Jesus:''' It's okay. ''I'' eat sand.
* In Creator/RoosterTeeth's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', Geoff screams this out when Ray tells the crew that there's lava engulfing their first house.
* Vicas has a few of these in DazzlingAddar's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', including in Gloomy Galleon where the [=LPer=] pushes a button and it goes ''out''.
* FTA of LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries does one when faced with the solution to the "Who's the Captain" puzzle in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. He then leaves his computer and does an AtomicFBomb in the background while apparently banging his head on the wall.
* Practically LetsPlay/ChipCheezum's CatchPhrase.
* {{The Super Failio Cousins}} Pencil did this when Macaroni got past her and Mollipop in Mario Kart Wii (Macaroni was a fail back then)
* ''LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV'': Holms' reaction to stumbling across the GameBreakingBug in Crazy Cutters. The clip of this moment became part of Season 3's intro.
* ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'' has several:
** Micah when you claim that somebody from your dream called you in real life.
** You when your brother wants to join Dream High School.
** You when Corliss mentions the flowers she gave you as a kid.
** You when Nara states that she thought you'd become a doctor because of what you said in first grade.
** Aidan when you make an offer for EmbarrassingNickname exchange.
* In Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas, through some clever editing, ''four'' different companions do this, after The Courier reveals that he is going to a meeting with '''[[BigBad Ceaser]]'''
* WebVideo/BennettTheSage has one at the end of his review of ''Ninja Resurrection'' due to its BolivianArmyEnding.
* WebVideo/JonTron yelps this out in "Anti Drug Games" when a black drug dealer turns into a snake man. "WHAT?! WHAT THE ''FUCK''?!"
* As noted above in the quote, ''LetsPlay/ChuggaaConroy'' is prone to reactions like these, particularly when something really bad or ridiculous happens.
* The ''WebOriginal/GameGrumps'' play of ''VideoGame/PokemonFireRed'' has Danny, who's rather unfamiliar with the series, have some rather "spirited" reaction to some of the stranger {{Mons}} that pop up on screen.
--> '''Danny: OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?!''' I'm still embarrassed by getting Maurette's name wrong and now I have to deal with ''this''?! What the fuck is it?!
--> '''Arin:''' It's Jynx.
--> '''Dannny:''' It looks like a bird that wants to be an opera singer and it also mutated.
* ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'':
-->'''HVGN:''' "Until next time, gang, remember: [[IceCreamKoan good games are great because they're good.]]"\\
'''Nightshade:''' *{{Beat}}* "WHAT!"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Lexington is trying to figure out where the sword Excalibur is hidden. The clan is in Manhattan, and Lex suddenly figures out "Brooklyn!". His clanmate ''with the exact same name'', blurts out an annoyed, "WHAAAAT?!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Plankton, disguised as Mr. Krabs, does this when attempting to get the Krabby Patty secret formula. He has to go through a tedious ritual, but Spongebob tells him that it's against the rules to tell anyone the formula. Bizarrely enough, this also doubles as a FlatWhat; Plankton's disguise is that of a robot with a very monotonous voice. In another episode, Plankton is trying to get robot SpongeBob to make him a Krabby Patty, but SpongeBob refuses, causing Plankton to let out an enraged, "What? WHAAATTT?!?!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''High Diving Hare'', Yosemite Sam reacts this way while attending a high-diving act, as [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Bugs]] informs the audience that the main star of said act can't make it due to a storm.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Kyle's [[JewishMother mom]], when outraged, uses the catch phrase "What What WHAAAAT?"
** And Ms. Crabtree, the cranky bus driver, will scream "WHAT DID YOU SAY?!" when one of the boys makes fun of her.
** The Mayor once manages a both [[FlatWhat flat]] and big What:
--->'''Stan:''' Dude, why should we want gay people to get out of town?\\
'''Cartman:''' Oh... They think they meant gay fags.\\
'''Kyle:''' Oh... That's not really nice mayor. Just because a person is gay doesn't mean he's a fag!\\
'''Mayor:''' ''... What?!''
** Stan in "The Return of Chef" when a BrainwashedAndCrazy Chef asks the boys to make sweet love to him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Subverted when Bart wants to divorce his parents. Upon hearing what Bart wants, the Blue Haired Lawyer exclaims, "You whaaaaaa?" when in fact he was calling for his secretary, Uwa.
** Also subverted in this scene, where Marge has just accepted a job with the police. Cut to the exterior of the Simpsons' house:
--->'''Homer:''' You did WHAT?!\\
''[beat, cut to inside house]''\\
'''Bart:''' I borrowed your nail clippers. What's the big deal?\\
'''Homer:''' Nothing. I'm just a bit edgy since your mother became a cop.
** Frequently played straight with Moe, who says it in a way similar to Chris of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Al of Al's Diner is never seen onscreen, and is heard only when other people talk to him. The only thing he ever responds with is "WHAT?"
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** This seems to be Chris's catch phrase: "UH-WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!?"
** Also, Meg in the episode "Dial Meg for Murder", when Joe [[http://www.youtube.com/user/FoxBroadcasting#p/search/35/nC0KGHzW8BM arrests her fugitive boyfriend]]:
--->'''Meg:''' If you take him to jail, you have to take me too!\\
'''Joe:''' I know, that's the plan. You're under arrest for harboring an escaped convict.\\
'''Meg:''' Oh, well, that's only fair, because, after all, I did hide him from the WHAAAA?
** Stewie's response to the announcement of a new baby brother in "Emission Impossible":
--->'''Stewie:''' A new baby? How wonderful. Call me when ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' starts. (beat) WHAT?!?!
* "Why, if we were all wiener dogs, our problems would be solved!" [PAUSE] [[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster "WHAAAAAAT????"]]
* Two Pepe Le Pew Warner Brothers cartoons, 'Past Perfumance' and 'Who Scent You?', has this trope in the form of "Le What?!".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamStone'':
** One episode features the main villain, Zordrak, going to renew his evil powers, but on his way back to his lair, an incident occurs which results in him becoming good. Needless to say whilst he is in this good state and Urpgor tells him they have stolen the Dreamstone, Zordrak makes him return it 'with flowers and an apology'. A little later, a piece of rock falls on his head, and returns him to his normal state of mind. At the same time, Urpgor tells him that he returned the Dreamstone to the heroes. Which results in:
--->'''Zordrak:''' YOU...DIDDDD...'''WWWHHHHHHHATTTTTTTT?!?!'''
** Another version occurs in the episode "Blob's Incredible Plan", when Zordrak finds out that Blob, Frizz and Nug stole Urpgor's Mole-Mobile:
-->'''Zordrak:''' They did '''WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT????????!!!!!!!!'''
* [[PlayingWithTropes Played with]] in the third episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Donald Faison's character, a clone of George Washington Carver, is in a cop movie called Black & Tan with a clone of Gandhi, played by Michael [=McDonald=]. The script calls for Carver to recite the line "Say WHAAAT?!" This unfolds:
-->'''Carver:''' ''[flatly]'' Say what.\\
'''Gandhi:''' Cut! No, no, no, man! You're makin' me fall asleep! To death, bro! Okay, the line is: ''[high pitched, manner similar to ChrisTucker]'' "Say ''WHAAAT?!''"\\
'''Carver:''' ''[flatly, again]'' Say what.\\
'''Gandhi:''' Say ''WHAAAT?!''\\
'''Carver:''' ''[flatly, once again]'' Say what.\\
'''Gandhi:''' ''Say''...\\
'''Carver:''' Say.\\
'''Gandhi:''' ...''WHAAAT?!''\\
'''Carver:''' What.\\
'''Gandhi:''' Say ''WHAAAT?!''\\
'''Carver:''' ''Gandhi!'' This character is not me!\\
'''Gandhi:''' Say ''WHAAAT?!''\\
'''Carver:''' '''''STOP IT!'''''
:: Later in the episode, Carver converts it into "What is that you ''SAAAY?!''"
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Three in quick succession from "Boast Busters". The first comes from Twilight when Snips tells her that he and Snails brought an Ursa to Ponyville. Seconds later, Snips and Snails each have one when Trixie confesses that she never defeated an Ursa Major.
** Twilight Sparkle has one of these near the end of "Feeling Pinkie Keen", on finding out an attack by a hydra wasn't the "doozy" predicted by Pinkie Pie's "Pinkie Sense".
--->'''Twilight:''' Uh... but I... WHAT?! The hydra wasn't the doozy? How could it ''not'' be the doozy? What could be doozier than that?!
** In "Sisterhooves Social", Rarity, Applejack, ''and'' Apple Bloom all let out Big Whats in quick succession when Sweetie Belle disowns Rarity as her sister in favor of Applejack.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** This exchange when Jake [[NotGoodWithRejection rejects]] the rather [[{{Yandere}} Volatile Flame Princess]].
--->'''Jake (pretending to be Finn):''' ''[after learning she's evil and psycho]'' Y'know, OnSecondThought, we're not really each other's types...\\
'''Flame Princess:''' ...[[OhCrap We're... what?]]\\
'''Jake (pretending to be Finn):''' I changed my mind. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero I don't like you.]]\\
'''Flame Princess:''' You..... '''''WHAT?!?!?!'''''
** Also Jake's reaction to the news that she's evil.
** From "Too Young":
--->'''Princess Bubblegum:''' Yo, EARL!\\
'''Lemongrab:''' WHAAAT?!\\
'''Princess Bubblegum:''' HEY- you're FIRED, 'ya BUTT!\\
'''Lemongrab:''' [[{{Angrish}} HHHHRRRRGGRGGGHH]]!
* WesternAnimation/TheJetsons:
** In ''Jetsons: The Movie'', George does this when his family asks him to close down the orbiting asteroid plant. Bonus points for having it echo.
--->'''George:''' You want me to do WHAT??
** Happens again a little later when George actually refuses an order from Mr. Spacely.
--->'''Spacely:''' Stay away from this button! That's an order!\\
'''George:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NO... SIR... MR.... SPACELY!]]\\
'''Spacely:''' WHAT?!\\
'''George:''' I said, "No sir, Mr. Spacely!". Boy, that felt good.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** One episode features a Cartridge Unit, a robot who communicates by sticking labelled cartridges in a slot and spewing a prerecorded message. One of them is a "What?!" cartridge:
--->'''Bender:''' The whole world must learn of our peaceful ways... by force!\\
'''Cartridge Unit:''' ''[puts in "What?!" cartridge]'' What?!\\
'''Bender:''' We're going back to civilization to wage war on technology!\\
'''Cartridge Unit:''' ''[pulls out then re-inserts the cartridge]'' What?!
** Crimes of the Hot had a microphone robot exclaim this when Bender tells his pet turtle that the robot party they're at is actually a ruse by Nixon to destroy all robots when they are all one place. Cue ''MassOhCrap''
* Blossom utters a loud, angry "WHAT??!" in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Him Diddle Riddle" when her SAT score comes up a measly 10. At the end of the episode, the girls manage a weak "Say what?" when they find out that as a penalty for not solving all of Him's riddles, the Professor has to pay... full price for a pancake breakfast.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Staff Meeting", when Starfire blurts out that she and the other Titans broke Robin's staff, he lets one of these out as his mouth flips open, then a giant "WHAT" drops down between the halves of his head and he crushes it as they snap shut.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'': In [[Recap/TheMagicSchoolBusS1E2ForLunch The MagicSchool Bus for Lunch]]", the class gives this reaction when Ms. Frizzle suggests that the class--inside of Arnold's large intestine--"join the rest of the waste products and finish the trip". Considering what this entails, their reaction is completely justified.
* Carl Wheezer from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' yells this in the episode "Jimmy for President" after the umpteenth time someone knocks on his door to ask him to vote for them.
->'''Chuggaaconroy:''' ''(Sees Pikmin were saved after all)'' Oh.