Big "YES!"

M. Bison, Street Fighter

Whereas the Big "NO!" expresses displeasure or despair, the Big Yes can express extreme pleasure (such as charging up a boarding ramp and gaining superpowers), but it can also be used by Large Hams as a way of expressing joy, agreement, or if the ham is extra large, the reply to a harmless and completely normal yes or no question.

Also can be used as a response to obvious or rhetorical questions in which cases it means, "Geez, you really think so, Sherlock?" or "Just do it already!"

It can be uttered quickly or drawn out, as long as it leaves an impression of some sort. Can be substituted with "yeah" or "yay." Foreign language examples are also welcome.

Often a major component of The Immodest Orgasm and the Power High trope. May also be used during a "Hell, Yes!" Moment.

A Sub-Trope of Big Word Shout. Might overlap with Metal Scream.

Compare Rapid-Fire "Yes!". Contrast Big "NO!", Big "WHY?!" and Big "NEVER!". Not to be confused with the big British progressive rock band.

For some examples, here is a compilation


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Nichijou: A variation, but Yukko screams "YYYYYYAAAAAAAAATTTTTTAAAAAAA!" at the top of her lungs when she manages to score a full 80% on her test. In slow motion, to boot.
  • Muruta Azrael belts out a big "YATTAAAA!" in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (dubbed into a Big Yes).
    • In context, this is because he's just found the means to commit mass nuclear genocide.
  • In Castle in the Sky, one of Dola's boys, Louie, as voiced by Mandy Patinkin, gleefully shouts this after Dola agrees to let Pazu and Sheeta accompany them. He follows this up with a "No more swabbin' the decks! Hooray!"
  • Hajime no Ippo: A big "YATTAAAAAA!!" is pulled by Ippo after he wins the japanese title.
  • Classic Narmtastic Dragon Ball Z dub example: [1] I! CAN! DO! THIS!" not surprisingly it overlaps with Power High.
  • In Bakuman。, the typical response of Mashiro and Takagi to getting serialization.
  • In Happy Yarou Wedding, Shouta gives several of these combined with a Happy Dance when he thinks Yuuhi's going to become his mama, and again when he learns Yuuhi will move in.
  • In the Japanese audio of Pokémon Satoshi (Ash) would often shout "YATTA!" after winning a tough match or catching a Pokémon.
    • After guilt-slinging Ash into travelling with her, May turns to the camera, pumps her fist and exclaims "YES!"
  • Back when Crunchyroll still subtitled (some) anime theme songs, the "sou, sou, sou!" in Gachinkou de Ikou, one of Shugo Chara!'s ending themes was translated as "yeah, yeah, yeah!".
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie has the scene where Tails calls out Robotnik for kidnapping the President. So intense is his robotic henchmen's "YES!" that Robotnik falls over.
    Robotnik: Do you think I'm capable of something that underhanded? Me?!
    Robots: YES!

    Fan Works 
  • In The Legend of Total Drama Island, Lindsay has been tasked with giving her friend Sadie a bad haircut during the phobia challenge, and cuts loose with a Big YES when she realizes that she can use extensions to do a reversible job.
  • Nebular and another alien exchange a long flurry of these and Big Nos in Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie.
  • Half-Life: Full Life Consequences: Hero Beggining has everyone around Henry Freeman deliver this, especially in the Djy 1991 Machinima.
  • Snappy in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Empath's Wedding" when he first hears that Empath and Smurfette are going to be married.
  • Cross in This Bites! when Luffy orders all of the Straw Hats to shoot down the World Government flag in Chapter 39.
  • OL says this in With This Ring when he sees the newly-freed Teth Adom in the flesh.


  • In Reaper Man, Azrael answers Death's request for more time with a big "YES." Literally big, that is; it's in an extremely large font size. According to Terry himself, it was supposed to be near the top of a left page, so that it would surprise the reader when they turn the page, but not all printings did this.
  • Ulysses - "and I said yes I said yes I will Yes."

    Live-Action TV 
  • "Yattaaaaaa!!!", the Catch Phrase of Heroes character Hiro Nakamura.
  • Frank Nelson on The Jack Benny Program had a very iconic "Yyyyyyees?" frequently imitated, and reprised on The Great Gildersleeve, and later parodied on The Simpsons.
  • Harry Kim in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Timeless" shouts this (here at 9:03) when he successfully sends the code to collapse the slipstream into the past, preventing Voyager's crash before the Delta Flyer exploded.
  • CSI: Miami: Frank, it looks as though Horatio Caine... is on the case. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!
  • In House during the Cuddy-centric episode, she gave a big "YEEESSS!!!" when she got the 12 percent increase from the insurance company.
  • In Doctor Who, The 10th Doctor was prone to exclaiming "OH YES!".
  • In Babylon 5 Captain Sheridan does this, after an episode-long plan to get the Independents to let his people escort their shipping pays off.
  • Absolutely Fabulous:
    Patsy: She's blind!
    Eddie: YYYEEESSS!!!
  • In the Family Matters episode "A Thought in the Dark", Steve belts out "Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!" when Laura invites him to come along with her to a Dave Koz concert, thinking that she's finally given in to his romantic overtures after a steady string of rejections. She isn't - it's actually a prelude to a double-date where Laura is trying to set Steve up with Myra, a cousin of one of Laura's Guys of the Week.
  • Boy Meets World had several big "Yes!" moments, and in the series finale they had a Fully Automatic Clip Show of these moments right after Cory gives a big "Yes!" in the present.
  • In Top Gear, this is usually Jeremy Clarkson's doing.
  • Keith Mars at Veronica's graduation ceremony.
  • Horatio Hornblower:
    • Midshipman Hether gives a Big "Yes!" when Archie tells him and other middies (Horatio and Cleveland) that they are being transferred to the Indefatigable under Captain Pellew. It's complete with jumping excitedly from a chair and cheerfully hitting the ship's ceiling.
    • Styles rejoices with moderately big Big "YEEES!" as Matthews informs the crew that Mr Hornblower survived his dangerous task in "Retribution".
  • How I Met Your Mother has Barney giving some news that the rest of the cast (and audience) react favorably towards, when he reveals yet another video selection from Robin's embarrassing past as a Canadian Teen Pop Star:
    [slams down CD]
    Barney: It's Robin Sparkles 3, ya'll!
  • In the series finale of The Nanny, Niles lets out one of these when C.C. accepts his marriage proposal.

  • Ziltoid the Omniscient really hams it up with these. Enjoy.
  • The first word in Lil Jon's song "What you gon' do?" is a loud "YEAH!"...though that's probably true of several songs by Lil' Jon.
    • WHAT?!
      • OKAAAAAY!
  • The epic "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" delivered by Roger Daltrey in The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", aka the CSI: Miami theme song. The scream itself underwent Memetic Mutation thanks to the CSI series, as Horatio Caine's one liner during the cold open is always followed by a "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" that segues into the opening credits. See YouTube link above.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello...aka that song from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • Found repeatedly in the song "Great Big Yes" by power-pop-rocker Jason Falkner.
  • The song "Oh Yeah" by Great Big Sea. It's also the theme song for Republicof Doyle
  • Ludicrously vicious "yeahs" are found everywhere in Metal. From Iron Maiden to Metallica, anytime something gets too awesome, some of the energy will be let out with a yell..
  • Truly, it is hard to find an upbeat song that doesn't have a Big Yes in it.
  • The Beatles' early work includes a lot of "yeah yeah yeah"s and similar phrases.
      • Parodied to a degree with the slightly sarcastic "Yeah yeah yeah"s in "Polythene Pam."
    • Paul McCartney caps the build-up to the big coda of "Hey Jude" with a number of ecstatic "yeahs", and then spends the next four minutes getting his freak on.
  • From the 1942 movie Sweater Girl, "I Said No" involves a woman debating whether she should give in to a man on her doorstep.
    Till at last, I confess,
    I said "Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!"
    That's how I subscribed to Liberty magazine!
  • "Yeah!" by Canadian country music singer Paul Brandt. The title says it all.
  • Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music" starts "Do you like good music (Yeah yeah)" and has the "yeah yeah" at the end of pretty much every line.
  • In both his work with White Zombie and his solo work, Rob Zombie uses "yeah" A LOT. "Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)" is only the tip of the iceberg.
  • Despite the name, Yes did not typically use this trope...except in "Tempus Fugit", which has one right in the middle.
  • You can't have this trope without Public Enemy's Flava Flav:
    "Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh Boooooooooyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!!"
  • AC/DC:
  • Guns N' Roses's "You Could Be Mine". Yeeeeaaaahhhh!


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    Western Animation 
  • On Family Guy, Quagmire often follows up his Catch Phrase "Giggity giggity giggity" with "Oh yeah" or "All right".
  • "YES!" is essentially the Catch Phrase of Brain from Pinky and the Brain.
  • M. Bison from the American Street Fighter cartoon exclaims "YES! YES!" when the destruction of the Street Fighters seems imminent, and it has become a popular source for YouTube Poop.
  • Along the same lines, in the Galaxy Rangers episode "Shoot Out", the Queen of the Crown was on her feet cheering when she had three Rangers in chains and the fourth had been shot.
  • Megatron of Beast Wars was quite fond of a more refined version of this, yeeesss.
  • Duff Man from The Simpsons usually shouts "OH YEAH!" whenever he appears.
    • In another episode, Homer broke Lisa's heart by betting on her loss in a crossword contest. He does give an appropriate Big "NO!" when she says she'd no longer be his little girl, but gives an equally appropriate Big Yes when asked if he wants to buy band chocolates 3 seconds later.
    • There's also the man who usually says "YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!" to questions. When a mildly creeped-out Homer asked him "Why do you talk like that?" he answered, "I had a strooooooooooooke".
  • A Big Yes turns into a Big "NO!" very quickly for Jafar in Aladdin when he thinks he has the lamp but then checks his pockets and realizes Abu stole it. And then the exact same transition after his wish to become a genie is granted, before finding out he is bound to a lamp. Not to mention Aladdin himself, after his first kiss.
  • Teen Titans: In the episode "Birthmark" Slade gives a Big Yes in response to Raven's Little "No" when she sees a vision of The End of the World as We Know It.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has Fredfredburger who shouts "YES!" as a Verbal Tic
  • In an episode of Total Drama World Tour, Tyler gets one of these when Lindsay finally recognizes him and remembers his name. Of course, being that they're in the Alps at that time, he causes an avalanche.
  • Transformers: The Movie and later in the G1 cartoon: "You got the touch! You got the powaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... Yeaaah!"
  • Beavis and Butt-Head react like this whenever they find a really kick-ass video, usually a heavy metal one, like Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" and Pantera's "I'm Broken".
  • Futurama: Fry at the end of "The why of Fry"
  • In Garfield and Friends, this is Binky the Clown's response to being offered his show back after briefly being canceled. Of course, he is Binky the Clown.
  • Parodied on MAD with the X Meets Y parody CSiCarly (a crossver between CSI: Miami and, of course, iCarly). It turns out that the YEEEEEAAAAAH!!! is actually coming from Horatio standing on Freddie's foot.
  • In My Little Pony: The Movie, the Smooze (voiced by Jon Bauman, AKA "Bowzer") does this at one point during his part in his song.note 
    • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle does this during her flashback when Princess Celestia offers to personally tutor her in magic, excitedly shouting "Yesyesyesyes!" over and over again as she jumps for joy. After the cut back to present day, we see Twilight has apparently gotten a little too caught up in her story and is doing this in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
      • Rarity does it in "The Ticket Master", when talking about what she would do if her Prince Charming proposed to her: "Of course, I would say... YES!!!"
      • Her sister Sweetie Belle does on in "Heart and Hooves Day" when Cheerilee finally asks Big Macintosh to be her very special somepony. Many have noted that her "YES!!!" sounds a lot like Rarity's. See for yourself.
      • Discord gives one after realizing he's completely broken Twilight Sparkle and driven her over the Despair Event Horizon. Due to what he's saying it about, it's less funny and more of a Kick the Dog.
      • Inverted in "Sonic Rainboom", in which Rainbow Dash tries to teach Fluttershy the "elements of a good cheer". She's hoping that she'll cheer her on at the Young Flyers Competition, but since Fluttershy is a Shrinking Violet...*BIG INHALE* Yay. Later played straight when Rainbow Dash actually does manage to pull off the Sonic Rainboom, causing her to scream "A SONIC RAINBOOM! SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT!"
      • "Hurricane Fluttershy" introduces Bulk Biceps, a pegasus stallion who is notable for his ridiculous musculature and tiny wings and his Catchphrase — "YEAH!!!"
  • In the Heckle and Jeckle cartoon "The Lion Hunt," Jeckle asks out loud "Are there any lions around?" A bunch of them rear their heads from the shrubberies and yell "YES!!!"
  • The theme song to Kidd Video begins with one.
  • After the completion of the Skidbladnir, Aelita and Yumi share a high-five and yell "YEAH!"
    • Odd is prone to this every now and then.

    Real Life 
  • A Big Yes might be uttered during an Immodest Orgasm.
  • As well as that moment when you finally take down That One Boss or That One Level after hours of dying over and over again.
  • Howard Dean's memed scream, anyone? (Although it should be noted that the reason it sounded so scream-y was because of the audio used on the most circulated recording. In reality, it was an enthusiastic but standard shout, not the high-pitched screech that's been seared into public memory.)
  • Very much done among fandoms once something is done and/or announced that makes the fandom rejoice.
  • Frequently uttered in the form of YAAAAAAS among both the LGBT community and among African American women, particularly to express strong approval of another's fierceness. Examples include YAAAAAS BITCH, YAAAAAS QUEEN, YAAAAAS DIVA, etc. Online, this can manifest itself with any number of A's or S's to express varying degrees of YAS.
  • And then we have The YES Dance.
  • Some tropers will use this at times, and Pothole it to this page. It tends to be a sign of natter, though, so you should probably delete it if you see it.
    • Announcer Marv Albert in particular has a distinctive "Yes!" He even guest spotted on Pinky and the Brain so they could trade "YES!"es.
  • This overly-excited Russian roleplayer, upon receiving an imaginary blowjob in Garry's Mod. (NSFW for language and title, but the video itself is safe for work.)
  • A common answer to marriage proposals.
  • Al Michaels calling the final seconds of the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" game:
    "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
  • "Hawk" Hurrleson, play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, anytime a White Sox player hits a home run:
    "You can put on the booooard, yes!"
  • Australian Cricket commentator Bill Lawry's Catch Phrase when a wicket falls:
    "Got him! Yeeesss!"
  • The entire Chicago Cubs fanbase when the Cubs finally won the World Series after 108 years of heartbreak.

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