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 yes or no question.
Also can be used as a response to obvious
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.
The Big Yes is often a major component of The Immodest Orgasm
and the Power High
of Big Word Shout
. Might overlap with Metal Scream
Contrast Big "NO!"
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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- 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:  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.
- The famous scene from When Harry Met Sally: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! Ahh! Ohh! Ohh, yes! YES! YES! Ohhh...! ohh... Oh, God!...
- I'll have what she's having.
- The newly emotional Lt Commander Data gives a big "Yes!" after destroying Lursa and B'Etor's Bird of Prey in Star Trek: Generations.
- Punctuated with a second fist pump.
- Happens twice in the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal movie, Running Scared.
- Finding Forrester: "YES! YES! YOU'RE THE MAN NOW, DOG!"
- In Young Frankenstein, Fredrick's fiance asks him something to the effect of "Would you really want me, now, so soon before our wedding, so close you can almost taste it?" His response is a Beat, then this. He then proceeds to fling his face into her cleavage.
- The Eddie Cantor movie musical Palmy Days had the song and Busby Berkeley Number "Yes! Yes!"
- The Last Airbender: Zhao talks to Fire Lord Ozai.
"And you think my son might be this person the soldiers are calling the Blue Spirit?"
- Warriors of Virtue: Komodo, being the Large Ham that he is, answers a Big "NO!" with a Big Yes.
- Eric Idle gives us a really wonderful one during a song sequence in The Secret of NIMH 2
- Easy A has the "Oh yeah!" version during the fake sex scene.
- Masterminds, toward the end of the movie, when the Big Bad, played by Patrick Stewart, sees a light at the end of the tunnel, he assumes he's escaped, and lets out a series of increasingly larger Big Yes-es. Then he sees what actually lies outside the tunnel, a long drop into a sewage canal, and lets out a Big "NO!".
- In Home Alone and Home Alone 2, Kevin would often drop a gleeful "YES!" after inflicting his latest amusing injury on Harry and/or Marv.
- In The Fifth Element, the David character screams "YES!" when Leeloo finally stops Mr. Shadow and saves the universe.
- "Hello, Houston. This is Oddysey. It's good to see you again." Cue global trope invocation.
- Max in Yellow Submarine, after the Chief Blue Meanie decides at the end that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em:
Max: ''Yyyyesss, your Newness!
- In Scanner Cop II, Volkin gives one after he absorbs the psychic energy from his first two victims.
- If You Believe: Susan is a jaded editor, slowly overcoming her depression and burn-out syndrome. When she phones her biggest star of a writer and learns that his Writer's Block is over, she jumps and starts dancing. She keeps chanting multiplied and somewhat toned down "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!". She's kind of embarrassed when her new writer Tom Weller sees her. He thinks she's cute.
- In Fairy Tale A True Story Elsie lets out one of these (with upflung arms, a la "touchdown") when her father develops the first photographs and discovers the fairies. It breaks the mood of the film rather badly for a moment, as it looks too modern.
- 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."
- "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:
- 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!
Ted, Lily, Marshall: YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
- In the series finale of The Nanny, Niles lets out one of these when C.C. accepts his marriage proposal.
- On Family Guy, Quagmire often follows up his Catch Phrase "Giggity giggity giggity" with "Oh yeah" or "All right".
- "YES!" is essentialy 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.
- And while we are on the subject of Transformers, we probably should include Optimus Prime from Transformers Animated as he does this while testing out a jetpack for Ratchet towards the end of season 3.
- 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 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 Moral Event Horizon.
- 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.
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