Kotono Mitsuishi, Excel's voice actress in Excel♥Saga, is quite good at this, and Excel's English voice actress was almost as capable; however, Jessica Calvello nearly destroyed her voice after thirteen episodes (though that could have also been because of Excel's hoarse screech in Calvello's rendition). She was also the VA for Sailor Moon, and was able to showcase her talent in later seasons, usually during comedic episodes.
Speaking of Ms. Calvello, she also did the voice for one of the younger sisters in Kare Kano. In both the original and the dub, the voice actresses for the sisters would do the "Next Episode" previews in live action, with Motor Mouth that necessitates subtitles.
The main character Poemi, in the Excel♥Saga spinoff Puni Puni Poemi sometimes managed to be even faster. Fan translation subtitles would stack to the point where they cover half the screen. The English voice actress managed to survive the ordeal, though she blew her voice out on the second day of recording, according to the DVD commentary.note Fun fact: The DVD commentary for Puni Puni Poemi is one of very few is 5.1 surround sound!
In a Post Episode Trailer for Tokyo Mew Mew, Ichigo is so in shock that she starts speaking quickly, repeating words, and eventually reminding herself of the thing she was trying to distract herself from in the first place. "DaiiiiiiiisukisukisukisuKISU!!?"
Kyouka in Kyouran Kazoku Nikki speaks very fast very often, especially her dialogue in the show's opening theme.
Elf Princess Rane has several examples of the blue-haired guy speaking very quickly in gibberish (once humorously translated by the subbers as "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck..." Backwards).
Everyone in Gag Manga Biyori.
If you're going to watch the subtitled version of s-CRY-ed, make damn sure you can speedread. Straight Cougar's dialogue approximates a blur at points.
Neon Genesis Evangelion. Apparently Misato (yet another Kotono Mitsuishi role) was like this in her college days; Ritsuko thinks she's "making up for lost time" (after spending her childhood years mute from the trauma of witnessing Second Impact). We don't get to hear her though, just see the stunned look on Ritsuko's face as she babbles on and on.
Ahiru can be like this in Princess Tutu, particularly when she's flustered. It's part of her "duck like" personality that she quacks out her words—since she's actually a duck magically transformed into a girl.
Technically Anime and Singing, but the opening themes of K-On! season two have Yui (and the other main characters, if they actually sing) sing so quickly that it's been commented that they sound like chipmunks, doesn't help that the pacing of the band behind them is even faster. The character talk at normal speed during the show, but the songs...
Mika from Morita-san Wa Mukuchi has her own episode dedicated to the fact that this is her real defining trait.
The main character of Yojo-han Shinwa Taikei speaks at such a rapid pace that the subs fly across the screen and reading them can be a little challenging.
It's to the point that "Everybody talks a mile a minute" is about the only thing a lot of people remember about the series.
Haiyore! Nyarko-san's title character Nyarko has this in spades; in the first episode alone, she spends about a solid minute rambling about breakfast and her favorite Tokusatsu show, talking right over Mahiro, to his growing annoyance — he implies she's been doing this since last night. It isn't until he threatens her with a fork that she shuts up, and even then, her explanation of why she's on Earth turns a Fast-Forward Gag, because in the original light novel, she literally rambled on for several pages.
In Kill la Kill, Senketsu delivers a recap of the series up to that point in about a minute and a half, barely even pausing for breath. Mako also regularly does this when giving her lectures that are filled to the brim with Insane Troll Logic.
The Amazing and the Ultimate Spider-Man are sometimes portrayed as this, quipping through and through during a battle, which often more than not, annoys a LOT his enemies. More the Ultimate, as he's a teenager who won't shut up at all sometimes. It is heavily implied that this is Spidey's form of coping with his fear during a battle. However, beware when he's silent...
Comics characters with Super Speed sometimes do this when excited; Impulse and his cousin XS are notable examples.
The Flash once broke the sound barrier with his motor mouth.
On the Marvel side, Quicksilver gets quieter when this happens.
Maxine Hunkel, alias Cyclone, is a Motor Mouth, to the sometimes annoyance of her teammates in the JSA. She is not a speedster, instead she can create tornadoes.
In fact, when Power Girl extended her a JSA invitation, she threatened to immediately revoke it if Maxine didn't shut up for a minute.
Me, Deadpool; made clear by the fact that I'm sometimes called the 'Merc With A Mouth'.
Fun fact: this was initially a promotional stunt, where anyone that recited the full thing in a certain amount of time won a free burger.
In some countries, the medicine commercials usually have a notice how it's said that it's a medicine commercial, instructions should be read before using it and consulting the doctor in need is suggested. The speaking will be done within a few seconds.
This is especially infamous in Italy, to the point of getting a Lampshade Hanging more than once. In one commercial, for example, there's a woman reacting to the fast delivery of the notice with "Hey... take it slowly". The speaker then remarks "Uh, sure" in an audibly awkward tone of voice.
Often heard at the end of radio commercials for automotive dealerships to slip in what would be, in visual advertisements, the fine print.
In any radio ad requiring a disclaimer these days.
Lampshaded in one radio commercial where the announcer was interviewing the guy who rattles off disclaimers in commercials, while said guy's contribution to the interview is blisteringly-fast attacks of disclaimer speak. At the end of the commercial the announcer asked the disclaimer guy if his lips ever caught on fire. The latter admitted, "Occasionally."
UK example for the 1970s: "Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastinmotivatingoodbuzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivinevergivincoolfizzin... Pepsi!"
At the end of government ads and Public Service Announcements in Australia: "Authorisedbytheaustraliangovernmentcanberra"
Braeburn: So, you see, we decided that everypony would really benefit if we started a new orchard. And I have seven siblings, of course, so I wasn't really needed at my home, so I wanted to be the one to go start this new settlement. But with the Apples, we almost always have families go to start these things. I was all set to start this new town and orchard, and I was going to name it Aaaaaaappleloosa! Doesn't that have a nice ring to it? Aaaaaappleloosa! But then when Big Macintosh was married, he decided to go, at least to start it and then come back to Sweet Apple Acres, 'cause of the family thing, so I came to Ponyville to take his place at this orchard. But he didn't even keep the name Appleloosa!
When Mr Hair-Trigger TemperJoe Pesci and Chris Rock meet up in Lethal Weapon 4, Pesci starts off with his usual "They fuck you with..." rant and Chris Rock responds in kind, leading to an unceasing tirade by both characters on their pet hates while the protagonists look on in disbelief.
Orienter: You punch in at 8:30 every morning, except you punch in at 7:30 following a business holiday, unless it's a Monday, then you punch in at 8 o'clock. Punch in late and they dock you. Incoming articles get a voucher, outgoing articles provide a voucher. Move any article without a voucher and they dock you! Letter size a green voucher, oversize a yellow voucher, parcel size a maroon voucher. Wrong color voucher and they dock you! 6787049A/6. That is your employee number. It will not be repeated!
Last Action Hero when Lt. Dekker is yelling at Arnold in his office the second time. Steam comes out of his ears.
In the movie adaptation of Hogfather, Violet the Tooth Fairy is played as this, chattering on and on through a gag until Teatime threatens unspeakable consequences if she doesn't shut up.
Carl Showalter from Fargo. Can't even pull off total silence.
"I don't have to talk, either, man! See how you like it. Just total fricassee'n silence. Two can play at that game, smart guy. We'll just see how you like it. Total silence."
One of Mark Wahlberg's favorite acting moves; when his character is upset, angry, or scared, he starts to babble.
Walter from His Girl Friday fast talks his way out of most problems and can get anyone to go along with anything. Hildy punctuates an especially rapid rant with "Sold American!" like an auctioneer.
Wilhelm Burgdorf from Downfall. The way he talks and rants throughout the film became a subject of a joke among those who make Downfall parodies, which earned him the nickname "fast-ranting boozing Burgdorf".
Motor Mouth is a common symptom among characters in 1930s/40s movies. Films like Green For Danger feature characters who rapidly bounce back and forth in conversations with one another, rattling off dialogue without ever stumbling over their words or having to pause for thought. It never noticed by the other characters (who often speak with equal velocity).
"What's that? (in one breath) Jessie and Prospector are trapped in the old abandoned mine and Prospector just lit a stick of dynamite thinkin' it was a candle and now they're about to be blown to smithereens?"
In Iron Man 2 Hammer babbles incessantly throughout most of his scenes; moreover, a lot of his impressive-sounding techno-jabber is pure bullshit. It's not entirely clear if it's a case of Obfuscating Stupidity or Hammer just being a schmooze who tries too hard. He's a foil to Tony, who also chatters, but usually has a point to everything he says, or to Vanko, who is highly intelligent but barely says anything.
Vanko expressly calls him out on it during one of Hammer's angry rants, where Vanko's only response (in unsubtitled Russian) is "You talk too much."
In Shine, David, from his teenage years but worse after he suffers his mental breakdown, speaks very fastly and disjointly.
Esteban in the film adaptation of The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared. He's a Spanish revolutionary who constantly tries to rouse his comrades to raise arms against Franco, and during the short time he is onscreen, he literally never stops talking, extremely rapidly to boot. It's implied he keeps this up for months before finally getting killed in his first battle.
While it doesn't come across nearly as well in the printed word, Betsy the Vampire Queen in the works of Mary Janice Davidson is a definite Motor Mouth. At least once, another character noted that not needing to breathe helped Betsy immensely on that score.
The Dragonlance setting of Dungeons & Dragons featured the tinker gnomes, a race of Motor Mouths. A gnome's full name consists of his entire family tree and a list of accomplishments by his relations, and can take months to fully pronounce — though they usually refer to themselves by shortened versions that only take about half an hour. Three guesses as to why they call their ancestral home "Mount Nevermind"...
Also, a Second Edition fey race called Quicklings were apparently on fast forward all the time, to the point that they had to consciously slow down their speech to be intelligible to humans. Not that they cared.
In Animorphs The Garatron was talking like this- "Iamconductinganinspectionon TV Tropes - andamquitedisappointedthatIhavenotyetbeenmentionedonthispage... Iwillreportthisdefeciencytomysuperiorsandbepromotedformyefforts."
Codex Alera: Tavi doesn't really come across as one to the reader, but Kitai does complain "do you ever stop talking?" after kissing him near the end of the second book.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter was so excited to be going to Hogwarts in her first year, she talked very fast indeed.
The entire sparrow race in Redwall talks like this.
Marlfox's Burble has them beat, to the point that his tribe say the river will stop burbling before Burble does.
In Good Omens, the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl is a satanic covenant of Motormouth nuns. Their namesake was blessed with the miraculous ability to chatter continuously without pause for breath or food, as a way to preserve her virtue in an unwilling arranged marriage. She lasted three days before her husband strangled her.
La Falvine from Malevil is guilty of this. At best it's vocal white noise.
In Men at Arms, Detritus gets this when his brain cools down enough.
Within the Discworld universe, Moist Von Lipwig appears to be the king of this. In Making Money he comments on it both in internal monologue ("I wish I could write this down, I don't think I'll remember it all") and in dialogue. Then it gets dialed Up to Eleven under the influence of the herbal drink Splot, which makes his speech sound like every syllable is attempting to escape his mouth at the same time.
In The Pale King, Garrity haunts Post 047 by randomly appearing before examiners and talking non-stop.
Meredith, once she gets going. Some of her coworkers prefer examining tax returns to listening to her talk.
In the Warrior Cats book Crookedstar's Promise, Crookedstar's apprentice Sagepaw.
Tahiri in the Star Wars Expanded Universe was like this as a kid and young teenager; her best friend Anakin Solo even noted that her presence in the Force felt like someone talking very fast without pausing for breath. Following a Split Personality Merge and becoming a Half-Human Hybrid of sorts (long story) she became somewhat quieter, albeit still with a playfully snarky sense of humor.
Sigfried Smith from Rachel Griffin tends to ramble on verbosely when the topic is fighting, fire, blowing stuff up, having his dragon blow stuff up, mounting rocket bays on one's Flying Broomstick, etc.
In The Babysitters Club book "Claudia and the Perfect Boy", one of the boys that Claudia fizzles out on a date with ends up happily dating a girl nicknamed "Motor Mouth Montey". (Turns out that he dislikes making small talk so much that a girl who can communicate at the speed of light is his ideal.)
One of Vanessa's friends in the later seasons of The Cosby Show could — and did — talk so fast and without stopping for breath that Cliff referred to her as "Turbo Tongue", and responded to every outburst she made with the same non-comprehending, "Thank you."
Jim Cornette, manager of The Midnight Express. Once he got going there was no shutting him up, compounded by the fact that he yells at about two hundred decibels or so. He had to be either a former auctioneer, or he missed his calling with it. Observe this promo about the varsity club and see if you can keep up...
Fun fact: He developed the motormouth shtick because he got used to having more interview time before switching promotions in '85.
Elliot in Scrubs occasionally communicates at "the speed of light", as J.D. puts it, mostly when she is angry about something. It's played for laughs, and other females are capable of understanding her, if not being able to talk just as fast.
Sarah Chalke has said in interviews that speaking incomprehensibly rapidly was one of the first of the character's traits listed on the audition script.
Picard: "He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no one had a chance to interrupt ... it was really quite hypnotic."
Data was also known to drone on, especially in earlier episodes, until Picard interrupted with "Thank you, Mr. Data." In the ST:TNG pinball game, if you gutter a ball without scoring during a Bonus Round, and you hear Data's voice, press both flipper buttons simultaneously, and you'll hear Picard's "Thank you, Mr. Data" and get an additional 10,000,000 points. Picard occasionally used this to his advantage, getting Data to chat up people he didn't want to deal with.
Pushing Daisies: Ned is prone to babbling like this whenever he's nervous. And he is nervous a lot.
Ned: I was bored and snooping really just bored and trying to entertain myself so it was more really ipso facto snooping like when you go into the bathroom and read all the magazines and go through the medicine cabinet and I found this!
Generally everybody speaks rapidly, including guest stars, and conversational replies and rejoinders have little if any gaps in-between speakers.
David Tennant's incarnation of the Doctor (the Tenth) has a tendency to speak at a blurring pace when thinking or just generally excited which, combined with an equally prominent tendency for Expo Speak and Technobabble, makes his speech nearly impenetrable to those without a pause button and/or a script; or are auditory-first.
This little moment from the episode "42" is a great example. Just try to see if he takes a breath during any of it.
"Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the square of its digits and continue iterating it until it yields 1 is a happy number, any number that doesn't, isn't. A happy prime is both happy and prime. Now type it in!"
"With you, did he do that thing where he'd explain something at, like, ninety miles an hour, and you'd go, 'What?' and he'd look at you like you'd just dribbled on your shirt?"
Martha noticed too:
"Trust me, just nod when he stops for breath."
The Fifth Doctor had a milder version of this trait.
Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor also gets in on the action, so much so that fans couldn't believe it when The Powers That Be said new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman could out-motor mouth Smith. She can.
Amy has her moments, especially during the first "Meanwhile Back in the TARDIS" short, where, somewhat in shock from seeing the TARDIS interior, starts rattling off several questions, ranging from "What is a Police Box, did police come in boxes?" to "The bow tie, is it a cry for help?"
In her narration for the Tie-In NovelMr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, Natalie says that she starts talking faster when she gets nervous.
The whole cast of Gilmore Girls, especially Lorelai and Rory. The show's scripts were apparently twice the size of your standard television script due to this characteristic. Jared Padalecki once joked that the main requirement to work on that show was the ability to speak very fast.
Adam Savage is prone to this, especially in the 2009-2010 season.
David Hewlett is known for how fast he can belt out pages and pages of dialogue, especially as Rodney in Stargate Atlantis.
Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson does the same thing in Stargate SG-1. As a result, the writers predicted the Atlantis season 5 two-parter with Michael Shanks as a guest star would have a much longer script than usual since Jackson and McKay would spend a lot of scenes together spouting Technobabble. According to the commentaries, they were right.
And then there's the time McKay gets high on Wraith enzyme.
Carly from iCarly tends to do this, especially when she's feeling hammy. The best example would be her long rant about why she kissed bad boy Griffin in "iDate a Bad Boy".
Rachel in Glee whenever she is feeling outraged about something. Taken up to ElevenFifteen in Vitamin D when she was hooked on Sudafed.
[rattled out in under 20 seconds, while hyper-ventilating] Thank you so much, it really is a pleasure. While the Boys chose a selection of songs that cast an eye inwards on the irresponsible life choices and sexual hunger of today's modern teens, we have chosen a selection of songs that speaks to the nation as a whole during these troubling times filled with economic uncertainty and unbridled socially - because if there is two things America needs right now, it is sunshine and optimism. Also angels... (Okay.)
Emma Pillsbury, of all people, manages to pull off a flawless rendition of the impossibly fast patter from (Not) Getting Married.
Corporal Ray Person of Generation Kill, due to an addiction to legal stimulants.
From his very first conversation in the "Pilot", Abed in Community is shown to have a habit of unloading a bit too much information unless someone stops him.
Having taken some "energy pills", Morwena in Doc Martin develops a bad case of this. The energy pills turned out to be methamphetamine.
Kelly from The Office (US) is well known at Dunder-Mifflin for being one. When she's plotting revenge on Jim and Dwight, Pam figures out she's up to something because she says hello to Jim without talking his ears off for 15 minutes. There is also a hilarious scene where the office has a gambling pool going involving Kelly explaining Netflix to Ryan in a single breath for over two minutes.
Brook, from The Amazing Race 17, at one point she talked through a boxing Roadblock.
Tom Servo can talk so fast at times he could give Radio a run for his money (if either of them had, respectively, feet or hands)
Though not normally prone to this trope, Barney sums up the entire romantic history of a seven season show in 55 seconds:
Seven years ago when Marshall and Lily got engaged Ted saw Robin across a crowded room and I said "oh yeah you just know she likes it dirty," but Ted really liked her so we played "Haaave You me Ted?" They went to dinner, he walked her home, should have kissed her, didn't, lame. So he stole the Smurf penis, went back to her place, should have kissed her, didn't, lame. He threw three parties, they kissed on the roof but decided to be friends, lame. Then Ted wanted to take Robin to a wedding, she couldn't go, he went alone and met Victoria. Didn't kiss her either, lame. Not a great closer Ted. Then he finally kissed her, they started dating, she went to Germany. Ted kissed Robin, lost Victoria, Ted did a rain dance, got Robin. Ted and Robin broke up, Robin moved to Brazil came back with a Latin stud. Ted got jealous, got a tramp stamp, not really relevant to the story I just like mentioning it as much as possible. I hooked up with Robin, Ted and I stopped being friends, Ted got hit by a bus we made up...Robin and I started dating and I got fat her hair fell out. We broke up, Robin dated Don, I dated Nora. I cheated on her with Robin, I dumped Nora. Robin dated Kevin but not for long and then I met you and you took my Grandpa's watch, but I fell in love with you anyway and you let me fart in front of you and I asked you to marry me and you said yes so we came over here to meet little Marvin and that's everything. Also I went on the Price Is Right and I won a dune buggy.
Sir Humphrey Appleby of Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister has a tendency to turn into one of these whenever he starts on one of his brain-mangling, tounge-twisting speeches.
Spencer Reid of Criminal Minds is this. He repeatedly goes off into rambles on subjects such as the relative lack of factual inaccuracies in Star Trek, the written differences between two serial killers and, perhaps most memorably, a thirteen minute non-stop off-the-top-of-his-head profile of a serial killer in order to stop the guy from killing him and Hotch.
In the season six finale of The Big Bang Theory, Raj FINALLY overcomes his selective mutism and is able to talk to the girls without alcohol. Penny, Bernadette, and Amy find themselves just wanting him to shut up while he goes on an on about his (lack of a) love life.
Many songs by Tonedeff, though the current record stands with the following verse from "Most High," delivered at 13.5 syllables per second. If you blink, it becomes incomprehensible.
And that's the reason I figured I'd make an appearance, / I'm here to severely sear your hearing, so many curves it interferes with your steering. / Clearing the way for the viral decay, and I'm shearing away at the sneer on your face at a furious pace. / If you jeer in dismay, you’ll be tearing in pain till you’re fearing the Plague / and revering our place in history. Set up for destiny. This’ll be our seminal symphony. / Given to me, the mic'll be a symbol of victory, and that's whenever the T-o-n-e hits the beat. / Simply put: We’re sticking the hook into your foot, so when your crew steps, the flu sets / And you get tainted, it’s plain as day, the strain is The Plague, bitch!
"Capital H" by Motion City Soundtrack: "Singing songs from the balcony as the city crumbles under the powers of an evil doctor rocket science monster with capabilities to destroy the entire universe."
The Avett Brothers song "A Slight Figure Of Speech" starts out with perfectly intelligible lyrics, but after the second chorus, it descends into a blisteringly fast mishmash before slowing back down.
Canadian musician Lights is known to be like this. For example, this line from her song, "Ice":
"I'm lookin' at you / lookin' at me / what can I do / but say sorry / It's a little late / but you just know I want you to be happy / what am I gonna have to say to get away with it, this time? / I know that you're upset, and you're happy just to sit and hate me / but I'll make a bet that you'll be better to forget about me / even better yet I'll little light melt that ice, ice, baby....."
And that's said just barely under, what, 20 seconds?
Gonna get a set of better clubs/you know the kind with tiny nubs/just so my irons aren't always flyin' on the backswing/ Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon/'Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes/ that make me think the wrong thing
It may be worth noting that there's at least one live version of the song which floats around on the filesharing networks which shows that the band themselves can't always get it right in their own performances.
There's a verse to the song that appears in the CD booklet that is never actually sung in the song... So apparently, they didn't even get it right in the studio, either.
The "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Hardware Store", which lists 62 items in 32 seconds, with a total of 258 syllables. It's why he refuses to do it in concerts.
For that matter, the verses of "White and Nerdy" tend towards this, albeit due to the type of rap that Weird Al is parodying. Reportedly, the CD version was sped up, and Weird Al then spent several months getting up to speed before putting it in his concert lineup.
Also "Jerry Springer" which is a parody of "One Week" above.
"Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position of the planets and the stars could have a special deep significance or meaning that exclusively applies to only you, but let me give you my assurance that these forecasts and predictions are all based on solid, scientific, documented evidence, so you would have to be some kind of moron not to realize that every single one of them is absolutely true. WHERE WAS I?" (all typed in one breath, thankyouverymuch...)
The issue with singing along here is not the speed, but rather that the cadence of the song makes it difficult to get the entire thing out in one breath - which you need to do, or else you miss words.
All of the songs in his polka series are sung considerably faster than the original recordings.
The snippet of "You Oughta Know" used in "The Alternative Polka" is sung really, really quickly.
"Everything You Know Is Wrong" isn't particularly fast, but contains far too few places to stop for breath.
hide did this quite often, but most notably in "Celebration" with X and specifically on the songs "Dice," "Bacteria," and "Doubt" from his solo works.
Suck it in Suck it in Suck it in/If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn/ Make a desperate move or else you'll win/And then begin/ To see what you're doing to me/This MTV is not for free/ It's so PC it's killing me/So desperately I sing to thee/Of love...
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of "They're Red Hot", compressing a three-minute jazz ditty from the 1930s to less than a minute in length.
In the Dead Kennedys' anti-consumerist rant "Drug Me", Jello Biafra delivers the lyrics at a breakneck pace.
And in "I Kill Children", "Stealing People's Mail"... Really, just a lot of the time.
The country song "I've Been Everywhere", originally performed by Australian singer Lucky Starr and covered by Hank Snow and Johnny Cash among others, has the protagonist very quickly rattling off a Long List of the various locales to which he's traveled.
The original Australian version goes "I've been to Tullamoreseymourlismoremooloolabanambourmaroochydore (dissolves into near-incomprehensibility)."
Part of the reason for the near-incomprehensibility comes from the actual names of the towns. Yes, we Aussies have some rather strange town names.
The Scared Weird Little Guys' version has a section talking about South-East-Asia:
I've been to Peking Nanking Chunking Hiroshima, Shengyang Kwaiyang Pyongyang Yokohama, Hang Chow Weng Chow Fu Chow the Gold Coast, Shanghai Samurai Lum Thai Fukiama, Hong Kong King Kong Yang Tong Sukiyaki, Nagasaki Hirosaki Takasaki I should be so lucky...
Quite a few songs by Sublime, notably their first hit "Date Rape" and the duet "Saw Red" between Bradley Nowell and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani.
Several of Lady Sovereign's songs on Public Warning show off her ability to do this. The title song even has her just saying huge incomprehensible sentences.
Big Punisher was known for this in his earlier material. Not only did his Puerto Rican accent easily lend itself to this trope, his lyrics were positively tongue twisting. The song "Twinz" (a remake of "Deep Cover") is particularly memorable:
I'll rub your face off the Earth and curse your family's children, like Amityville and drill the nerves in your cavity filling, insanity's building a pavilion in my civilian, the cannon be the anarchy that humanity's dealing...
Big Pun is definitely no slouch: "Dream Shatterer" is also a good example of fast rhyming.
Savage Garden's "I Want You". The lyrics are sung at full speed and only slow down when they hit the bridge.
Relient K's "The Only Thing Worse Than Beating a Dead Horse Is Betting On One" starts out this way.
Streetlight Manifesto does this in "Everything Went Numb". In fact, the only words that aren't spoken at amazing speeds in the entire song are "Na na na na [bunch more na's] na.")
The dissertation-for-lyrics style Kalnoky is (in)famous for added another degree to this, as there's so little repetition to the song (even the chorus, sometimes). And don't get me started on Point/Counterpoint...
If you want to listen to a new Streetlight Song, for the Love of God, look up the lyric sheet first. You will NOT get it on your own. Ever. Case in point.
This gets turned Up to Eleven during live shows, when the band will play songs 30-50% faster.
The Singing Passion of Hatsune Miku, which is rated 9 red starsProject Diva 2nd. One must try to play it in the hardest difficulty to understand the intensity.
Singing so fast is not so unusual for Vocaloids these days, but making them rap at such speeds takes it to a whole new level. Case in point: Miku and Luka doing so in Rin-chan Nau!.
John Michael Montgomery's "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" is sung with the tempo of a livestock auctioneer, as the entire song is about the narrator meeting and "bidding" on a pretty woman he saw there.
The chorus of "Be My Baby Tonight" is also extremely fast, though not as fast as "Sold".
Garth Brooks' "Ain't Goin' Down til the Sun Comes Up" is at least as fast as "I've Been Everywhere" mentioned above.
The Offspring, who usually sing pretty swiftly, pushed it up to eleven with their eighth album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. In the song "Stuff is Messed Up", they list off roughly twenty-three things wrong with the world today. IN 14 SECONDS. Must be heard to be believed.
Thrash Metal often has a rapid-fire vocal delivery delivery, but few come close to the tongue-twisting, run-on insanity of Sean Killian of Vio-Lence, who sounded like he was delivering the lyrics while hyped up on a mixture of caffeine, cocaine, and speed and bouncing off the walls. Observe.
Older Slayer is a particularly relevant example (especially 'Jesus Saves').
Dark Angel also deserves a special mention, especially "The Burning of Sodom," which contains quite possibly the fastest vocal delivery of any thrash song ever.
Strapping Young Lad does this a fair bit, but no where is it better represented than "Oh My Fucking God". Let's just say the title is apt...
John Gallagher from Dying Fetus gives this a try on "Fornication Terrorists". Combined with Gallagher's very low grunt, it's more or less completely incomprehensible without a lyric sheet and some SERIOUS concentration. Oh, and he pulls it off live without a hitch, too.
Mariah Carey isn't as extreme as some of the other examples here, but her song "We Belong Together" is sung pretty quickly; the words tend to blur together if you're not paying very close attention.
Freddie Mercury sings "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Dead On Time" in this fashion.
The Monkees' "Goin' Down" does this in its first couple of verses.
To those not familiar with the genre, any reggae/dancehall song could be perceived as this trope, especially the ones with chatting/toasting (and especially ones involving "patois").
A key facet of Japanese avant-gardist Daisuke Inoue's performances as Mazeru na Kiken is his tendency to speak so rapidly that he becomes impossible to understand without subtitles, and those tend to flash by at seizure-inducing rates.
Bandleader and comedian Phil Harris sang a lot of songs this way, especially his signature "That's What I Like About The South".
The Dead Milkmen have done this, most notably on the song "Moron."
Reunion's 1974 hit "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)", where the singer rattles off names of popular musical figures (and in one line a few record labels) at a breakneck pace during the verses.
Rubber Biscuit, by The Chips (and later covered by The Blues Brothers, with Elwood performing the vocals). Most of it is all nonsensical scat singing, but for Elwood, it plays to a strength Dan Aykroyd has — his ability to motormouth off massive screeds of lyrics or words. The scat singing is interspersed with just as nonsensical stories from the author's week, e.g., "the other day, I had a coooool water sandwich, and a sunday go to meeting bun. Bow bow bow."
The Meat Puppets' "Sam", where each verse is one run-on sentence without any pauses for breath.
Jason DeVore, lead singer for Authority Zero, has a reputation for one of the fastest deliveries in their genre, Carpe DiemDrunken Sailor. Many of their slower songs even have periods of extremely fast vocals for seemingly no other reason than for him to show off Movement, it starts at about 3:12.
City of Cold by Raised Fist and a few others of theirs, what's more impressive is that, being Swedish, english isn't their native language.
The mostly unintelligible chorus to Letters To Cleo's "Here And Now". For the record it's actually "The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky above could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the here and now".
Ayumi Hamasaki in Evolution, especially the Time is Pop and Eurobeat remixes, as well as some of the concerts in which she sung the song fast. Even those familiar with Japanese have commented on their inability to keep up with the chorus lines of the song.
Kendrick Lamar. He tends to show off this when featuring on other artists (especially rappers who aren't motormouths) tracks. Notable examples in his own catalogue are the "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix with Jay-Z, "Westside, Right on Time", "Backseat Freestyle" and, of course, "Rigamortus", which takes it Up to Eleven (and has a remix featuring the previously mentioned Busta Rhymes).
A lot of Hardcore punk bands tend to have this going on, Toxic Narcotic is a good example (he gets progressively faster as the song goes)
Travis Ryan does this a lot. Case in point, "The Ripe Beneath the Rind" (all within the span of roughly eight seconds):
And like a wild boar your head is hunted, and like a cantaloupe your head is opened, and like a pork belly your skin is seared sterile, and underneath it lie the lies, the man, the murder, the meat.
You're always puttin' the make on my friends always giving them eyes and the dirty lies 'bout me and you well I'm through it's the end of the line for you babe here's a ticket one way Cincinnati I'm sendin' you home to your ma and your daddy so don't try to call me you'll only be wastin' your time!
Any Patter Song singer becomes per se a motormouth, for the duration of the song.
This is a trademark of Disturbed's output. Notable songs include "Voices" and "Liberate".
French 60s band Les Double Six.
Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood" has a famously quick, slurry rap solo, leading to a wide variety of Mondegreens.
Early one, the ska-punk band The Flatliners made a significant use of this trope. The best example is their song ''There's A Problem''. Yes, it has lyrics. Yes, it makes sense.
Eminem seems to have this down to an art. Not only does he sometimes get very fast, he combines it with complex rhymes and obtuse lyrics. You hardly ever hear him audibly breathe. Case in point: "Rap God", from The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
And after "Rap God" came out, Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (as mentioned earlier on this page) released "Clash of the Titans", his take on the rap and displays motor mouth rapping through almost the whole song.
Coming straight in the same model as Eminem, Yelawolf.
Josh Gracin's "Nothin' to Lose" has a very fast set of verses, while "Favorite State of Mind" has a rapid-fire chorus. Both songs were co-written by Marcel Chagnon, whose solo work sometimes exemplifies this as well.
The chorus to Stone Temple Pilots' "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart" involves Scott Weiland singing "So keep your bankroll lottery eat your salad day deathbed motorcade" with no pauses whatsoever.
The Deathray Davies "Plan to Stay Awake". Possibly it's referenced with the line: "Never though I'd get this far". Take a listen
היא התיישבה ליד פסנתר (she sat next to a piano) a song by the Israeli band Gazoz is sang entirely in Motor Mouth, just listen
An even better Israeli example will be Mashina's הכל התחיל בנאצר (It All started In Nazer), the fact it's a Word Salad Lyrics doesn't make it easier to understand
Emilie Autumn 's interviews, She just knows her stuff and can explain it in DETAIL
That's nothing. Try listening to "I Know Where You Sleep." It's difficult to keep up on the album, if you're singing along. When she's singing live, though, she goes faster.
Every breath you t.. As if I'd sing that song to you, you probably think you deserve it at the present time. But if only you knew how you treated me when we were together then you might understand.
Remember the time you made me wait for a month when you had exams, which I was cool about but then the night you finished you barred me from all your plans and you went out with other people.
Now I'll always give you the benefit of the doubt and I think there's enough natural maturity floating around for the tension and release time to even out between two people like you and me.
And I've been thinking and since we've broken up I've realised things were mostly in your favour and a normal person wouldn't put up with this but for some stupid reason I don't wanna move on.
"Someday, Someday" by the same band, while not as fast as the above, crams a lot of lyrics into individual lines:
So we've already established the fact that things are gonna be different in the future baby.
And you've reiterated the fact that you don't want to get into something that's just gonna have to end later.
Now I know our lives are changing and I've seen it coming for a while too, don't get me wrong.
And I've been going outta town baby it's gonna happen more, we gotta be strong but now
Emilie Autumn in her interviews in particular. She just knows her stuff, but also I Know Where You Sleep and Opheliac would be the best examples of this trope.
Tech N9ne in general, but "Worldwide Choppers" takes it over the top - aside from Tech N9ne himself, it features eight other rappers (including the previously mentioned Busta Rhymes and Twista) who use this style. Twisted Insane's verse in particular is so fast it's almost incomprehensible.
This list of rappers ranks them not only by their speed, but also by their flow, skill, and consistency. Aforementioned rappers Busta Rhymes, Tech N9ne, Twista, and Twisted Insane make up the top four.
Brazilian musician Rodolfo had hismoments playing for Raimundos.
Nicki Minaj, although she's laid off of this recently (opinion of this move is very much YMMV).
Amy Heidemann from Karmin might be one of the fastest white-girl hipster rappers with a burlesque hairdo ever.
Another female who does this - Snow tha Product (who has collaborated with the previously mentioned Tech N9ne.
Slip Knot's Corey Taylor does this frequently on the band's Self Titled album, notably the chorus of "(sic)" ("FUCKTHISSHITIMSICKOFITYOURGOINGDOWNTHISISAWAR!") and the opening verse of Hidden Track "Eeyore" and Bonus Track "Get This".
Steve Taylor pulled off a minor version of this on the verses of "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel A Lot Better," although not to the extent that he's unintelligible.
Electric Light Orchestra: "Yes I'm turning to stone 'cause you ain't coming home why ain't you coming home if I'm turning to stone you've been gone for so long and I can't carry on yes I'm turning I'm turning I'm turning to stone!"
Rapper Crucified is infamous for deliberately rapping at such speeds that it's entirely incomprehensible. He's been seriously accused of not putting actual words in his songs.
Many of Tim Minchin's songs are like this, particularly 'The Pope Song' and 'Thank You God':
Thank you, god, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum / I had no idea but it's suddenly so clear now / I feel like such a cynic how could I have been so dumb? / Thank you for displaying how praying works / A particular prayer in a particular church / Thank you Sam for the chance to acknowledge this / Omnipotent opthalmologist...
Qui dove anche un giornalaio può fare il giornalista / Vado in manifestazione in compagnia del mio estetista / Ho l'animo ribelle ma la faccia da tronista / "ma l'uomo di cultura si chiama culturista?"
Scrambler of the Whateley Universe is a speedster, and has the standard tendency to talk at a hundred miles an hour and overlook what everyone else is saying. And heaven forbid she's talking about Stephenie Meyer books or something else she loves.
Brian Regan says that his favorite part of a monster truck rally is afterwards, when the driver is speaking to a reporter about any anomaly that may have occurred with the vehicle.
On the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Jeff Foxworthy postulated that the reason many NASCAR fans can't stand Jeff Gordon is because he enunciates his speech, whereas other drivers go off on Southern-accented Motor Mouthing run-ons.
Jeff: "And as Southern as I am, I'm goin', 'Dude, what? Were there any words in that?'"
Invoked by Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine in Stupid Motherfucker: "Is this simple enough for you? Does everybody understand? Are you all still following following me? Should I talk slower like you're a retard? Should I talk slower like you're retarded?" MSI is usually fairly understandable in speed, if not pronunciation.
George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television". The words themselves are spoken very fast.
The Jade Regent Campaign from RPGMP3 features a character called Spivey, a Lyrakien Cleric of Desna. Spivey used to live in a cemetery, until the PCs came by. She then joined their caravan and followed them on their quest, quickly earning the nickname "Death Pixie", since most of her skills were focused on graveyard maintenance, at that point. She's always flitting around, dispensing invaluable moral advice and trying to get the PCs to be nicer to each other.
The harpies (who are, unlike their mythical counterpart, anthropomorphic bats) in the Swedish game Gondica have a language that lacks stops between words, consisting of really meaningful shrieking. When they learn to speak the languages of non-harpies, they have a very hard time to actually make pauses, and a typical harpy quote is said to be "WhatdoyoumeanImspeakingtooquickly?".
"The Speed Test" from Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is to the tune of the Ruddigore song. And then they do a double-time reprise.
This comes up in all the operas, in the parts played by George Grossmith. He apparently wasn't much of a singer, so the writers gave him material that emphasized diction and comic presence. There's "I am the very model of a modern major-general" and "I'm telling a terrible story" from Pirates, "As Someday It May Happen" from The Mikado, "When I Was a Lad" from H.M.S. Pinafore, "My Eyes Are Fully Open" from Ruddigore, "I've Jibe and Joke" and "O a Private Buffoon" from The Yeomen of the Guard, etc.
Taken Up to Eleven with the aforementioned John Moschitta Jr.'s casting as the Major General in a Los Angeles production of Penzance. The inevitable second encore of his song was in order, in which he sang it at three times the normal tempo.
In Samuel Beckett's Not I, in which a disembodied mouth recites well over four thousand words of text, one of Beckett's only rules was that while the pronunciation had to be as clear and precise as possible, the actress could never recite it fast enough, saying that it had to be "at the speed of thought". This is especially challenging since the play is composed entirely of sentence fragments that just jolt from one to the next without much connecting logic. A good performance lasts about eight to twelve minutes.
While the example of Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is noted above under Booksthatyouread, in the 2013 musical adaptation this trope also applies to Willy Wonka. The first song in Act Two, "Strike That, Reverse It", is a Patter Song / Setting Off Song in which Mr. Wonka breezes his way through introductions with each of the Golden Ticket tour group members, lays down some ground rules, and has the kids' guardians sign confusing contracts. He goes so quickly that (in an Internal Homage to the 1971 movie) he keeps switching around words and correcting himself upon realization of such.
Shooter: Wow, you know all about pins? Pin Prof: A bit. See, first of all: you say pins? I say sharp design. All those tiny little graphics, framed in tiny little circles... There's a whole little world in there, and that's not even mentioning the symbolism! If you go back and look at the design process, you'll find a whole treasure trove of— Neku: NO! Stupid kid got him started! Now he won't shut up for at least three days!
Telling Mordin to slow down will result in him....trying...to...slow...down...nothat'stakingtoolonghaveworktodo.
The game offers multiple paragon/renegade interrupts aimed at shutting him up.
Many salarians share this trait; hyperactivity innate part of salarian biology. (Presumably any who talk at standard speed catering to sluggish-thinking aliens. Or, in the case of Captain Kirrahe, talking at normal speed because that speech wouldn't have worked at normal salarian speed). A large part of it has to do with the fact that salarians have a much shorter lifespan than humans.
Tali also has a tendency to talk very quickly when she's nervous which she describes as being a defensive mechanism. If the player decided to pursue her romantically, her flustered, rapid-fire delivery is made very apparent and she acknowledges it this as being a defense mechanism in the moments that lead up to the consummation of Shepard and Tali's relationship.
Citadel unexpectedly reveals that this happens to Kaidan when he's hopped up on coffee.
Done hilariously in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. A goomba who generally simply repeats the last word of the previous speaker's sentence suddenly starts talking. And talking. NONSTOP. After he's done everyone stands around in stunned silence for a few seconds until his supervisor simply says "Whoa."
"It's the amazing new Mini Mario toy! It walks, it talks, it says 'Mamma mia!'! Each one comes with its own crystal ball! Collect one, collect them all! Be the first one on your block to own the new Mini Mario toy! Hurry, before they're all sold out! Buy one, buy them all! Buy them all... buy them all..."
Crunch Bandicoot tends to speak like this in the Radical Entertainment Crash Bandicoot games.
In Crash Twinsanity, Cortex is one of these momentarily, thanks to the Evil Twins' reality-warping powers.
Cortex "I will-" Moritz, dismissively "Bo-riiing!" Cortex, speaking too fast to be intelligible "Ishallcrushyoulikethepunyruntsyouare, youarenothingtomeforIamthegreatandallpowerfulNeoCortex! Howdareyoumock, manhandleandmanipulateme! Restassured, Iwilltakemyterriblevengeanceupon..." [He stops, panting heavily.]
Rufus from Street Fighter IV doesn't know when to shut up. Just look at his win quotes — while everyone else has up to two lines of text in big, easy-to-read font, Rufus has three lines of font half the size text that positively stuffs the text box to the point of bursting.
In Grandia II, (not actually done audibly and kept only in text dialogue) when the party reaches Roan's castle the first time, one of the ladies-in-waiting who serves as the castle guide has a rather unique way of giving directions - she takes a deep breath, then babbles out the entire guide to the requested specific place in the castle as quickly as possible in one breath.
Volteer from The Legend of Spyro is known for his motor mouth, evidently due to being an electric dragon. It also doesn't help that he uses really big words.
ADOM has quicklings. They spew out their chat lines without any spaces. That's as close to this trope as it's possible in a roguelike. It might be justified - in the game, a "speed" value is assigned to all beings. The base speed of a player character of any race is 100. A basic quickling's is 400, and it only goes up with rank.
Pokémon Black and White has an odd example with the character N. In his first appearance, your childhood friend comments on how he talks too fast, but his actual speech is normally spaced, even with ellipses. In-game, his dialogue text just appears really fast, even when you have the message scrolling speed set to the maximum.
Wheatley from Portal 2 has apparently decided to make up for the protagonist's muteness by never, ever shutting up, talking continuously whenever there's a quiet moment that allows him to get up some momentum.
The series may be full of Crowning Music of Awesome right down to their original soundtrack but wait when you hear the vocal arrangements by various doujin circles out there especially thesetwo. Oh goodness!!! Have I ever been machinegunned with words from ever listening to them!
If there is any reason to shut the voices off of DotA 2, it's Storm Spirit. When you're in a game with him, he never shuts up. He'll constantly zip around the stage taunting you saying, "I'm over heeere!", "Zaaap!", "Where's the party?", "I'm over here now", "Puddin pop!", "Bloooow the man down!". Let's just say...if you're playing a game with Storm Spirit, end it fast, or shut the voices off if you don't want to be hearing the Most Annoying Sound.
...oooor focus him as Doom Bringer so you get the Most Wonderful Sound where he kills Storm Spirit and says, "STORM SPIRIT...SHUT UP!"
Anachronox features Grumpos Matavastros, a grumpy old man and scientist whose world (non-combat) skill is 'yammer.' Play a mini-game to fill his lungs and he'll spout off about 3 pages of run-on sentence, causing whoever was standing in your way to get annoyed and wander off.
Cameo Leon from Viewtiful Joe 2, who has a bad habit of blabbing Dr. Kranken and Gedow's evil plans to the heroes. Even his dying words go a mile a minute.
In the second SPY Fox game, Fox comes across an excitable young lad named Elmo. Elmo is such a motor mouth that during their first conversation Fox tells him, completely seriously, "Breath, now!"
Konoe Kikyo in Bravely Default Flying Fairy. A young kunoichi from the Black Blades squad, she is usually so shy that she never speaks a word. However, when disguised as someone else, she turns into such a motor mouth that even her English dialogue text features no spaces or punctuation between the words, exactly like the folder titles on this very page.
Unintentionally, everyone in Far Cry 2. Most of the dialogue in this game is spoken at just above a whisper, and all of it at a very high rate of speed. Thank goodness for subtitles.
Bedman from Guilty Gear Xrd doesn't talk at all during battles, but his quotes upon losing/winning a match or getting hit with certain instant kill moves are extremely long and spoken at a high speed. His reaction to the cutesy facial he receives courtesy of Faust's instant kill move in particular is so long that he's still talking while the announcer declares the winner and barely manages to finish before the next round starts.
Randy Hayes from My Way Entertainment, better known to the internet as "OH YEAH IT'S THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH AND IMMA WHOOP THE SHIT OUTCHA ASS, BITCHASS MUTHAFUCKA!"
The Juggernaut: *After having nearly fallen down a trap door* Whoa, Jabba the Hutt! Aw hell no, I seen what the fuck happened in Star Wars andthismuthafuckaain'tfixingtobebitingonmygoddamnbootscauseI'llbeattheSHITouthisass, BITCH!
In Epic Rap Battles of History, the Bard as portrayed by George Watsky definitely qualifies. The following was said in about 15 seconds:
William Shakespeare: I'm switching up my style like The Beatles with my pieces, each is such a wonder with a plethora of features, you're pathetically predictable, you think your new book might include the trisyllabic meter and some ghetto muppet creatures? The Bard is in the building it's a castle I'm a boss! I bet I'm Parliament I'm positive I'm killing it I'millerthantheplagueIneverorcholeraaballerballeronsomecricketbowlerbusinesswhile you're sitting in the bleachers! *Beat*
Brentalfloss' With Lyricscover of the Banjo-Kazooie theme is very nearly auctioneer-fast in parts. Especially the opening: "ThisthewitchtheycallGruntildastrongresemblencetoBroomHildakidnapsBanjo'ssisterTootywithaplantostealherneauty!"
Ruby tends toward this when she's nervous or excited. It's especially noticable whenever she waxes lyrical about weapons as she considers herself a weapons geek. If given a chance to talk about her dream job, she tends to start talking non-stop as well as she thinks the world of becoming a Huntress.
Nora doesn't seem to have an off-switch when she gets going. She's even accompanied by her own unique zany music score to show when she's in full flow. She's first introduced trying to plan how she and her childhood friend Ren can make sure they end up on the same team together: not even cleaning teeth or eating breakfast can stop her talking.
Dr. Oobleck's lectures and speeches when he gets to talking about history, geography, or any other subject he's knowledgeable about get fast to the point of being almost impossible for either his students or the audience to follow.
Karim Debbache, host of Crossed usually talks fast enough to give this effect while remaining intelligible. He takes it Up to Eleven (aften taking a deep breath) to enumerate some of the flaws of what he describes as "the worst scene in cinema history" in his review of House of the Dead.
In Dangan Ronpa Abridged Thing, this is used when Kirigiri hastily provides an explanation for why Fujisaki was originally killed in the boys' locker room despite being found dead in the girls' locker room- saying that it's because Fujisaki "isdesignatedmaleatbirthalthoughicannotsayeitherwaywhethertheyidentifyaseitheroranygenderbutnonethelesstheiridrecognizesthemasmale" without offending anyone.
Mixing it with No Indoor Voice, Ishimaru also had such moments when he realized that the 'class trial' was about to decide who will get executed, and accuse the wrong guy, then everyone else gets executed. "ICHANGEDMYMINDTHISISNOTWELCOMEINASCHOOLENVIRONMENT"
Peter, the titular character of Petera Dzive, narrates each episode at a very fast pace. As a result, he goes through his story humorously quickly, and the episodes never go over 60 seconds.
Boomhauer from King of the Hill is a Motor Mouth to the point of also being The Unintelligible. Although he's apparently unintelligible even when he slows down; in the episode where Hank's workplace explodes, he tries to call 911. Upon being asked to slow down, he says something like "That... dang... go... boom!" before fadeout.
Most of what he's saying is him simply separating nearly every word by the words "dang ol," "man," "talkinbout," or "tellyouwhat." What makes it funny is that Mike Judge supposedly based the character's method of talking from a phone message he got from a wrong number, and was so perplexed and amused by it that he decided to base a character off of this random wrong call.
Quicksilver from X-Men: Evolution talks faster than the other characters by just enough. It's a nice touch of Glamour Failure when he's in civilian dress. Understandable when you consider that everything about him is sped up, to the point that even when forcing himself to act at normal speed, the world is still moving at "long line at the DMV" speed to him (this is used to explain his often generally disagreeable attitude in the comicverse.)
Key-per and Booko from Adventure Time are both able to talk so fast that it becomes difficult to understand the words.
One episode from The Fairly Oddparents when Timmy wishes for only dessert and everybody becomes hyper the next day.
F,F,F,F,F,F,F,F,F,A For AJ,F!
And now, I'm gonna run a marathon! But first, FAIRY GODPARENTS, FAIRY GODPARENTS, FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!
Both Transformers Generation 1 and Animated Blurr. Though each has a very different style: G1 Blurr repeats himself constantly, while Animated Blurr's dialogue is so densely informative (and contains enough Expospeak) that every word counts (though he ironically spent his first appearance as The Voiceless).
Both versions of Blurr are voiced by John Moschitta, mentioned above.
Also, there is Bluestreak, who plays it in a different manner than either Blurr; Bluestreak simply never shuts up as a means of coping with being the only survivor of his hometown's destruction, as if he's trying to drown out his own thoughts and memories.
Luna from The Boondocks has a very weird speech pattern, where if she starts to get upset, the rate at which she is talking rapidly accelerates mid-sentence.
Daggett does this in an episode of The Angry Beavers when he discovers a camera poking out of the sink.
Daggett: NORB! There'sanalieninvasioninthebathroom! Norbert: ...What? Daggett: THERE'SANALIENINVASIONINTHEBATHROOM! Norbert: Woah, speak slowly and put spaces between your words. Daggett:[takes a deep breath] There's an alien invasion in the bathroom.
Friz Freleng's Little Blabbermouse from the two 1940 cartoons he appeared in. Also the little white kid duck from "Porky's Hotel."
Bugs Bunny himself goes into an unintelligible run in "Racketeer Rabbit" when Rocky (a caricature of Edward G. Robinson) puts a gun to his head, demanding to know what Bugs did with the stolen money.
Foghorn Leghorn also qualifies, though unlike a lot of..."I say", unlike a lot of other examples on this page, it's not so much that he talks really fast, it's more that he can never stop talking.note "Stop", that is. The prime example of Foggy's motor-mouthedness is "The Fractured Leghorn," where he refuses to stop talking and allow a barnyard cat to get a word in edgewise; the cat's frustration builds throughout the cartoon until he finally slams him with a Big "Shut Up!" – but the motor-mouthed Foggy STILL won't stop talking, even holding back the Iris Out to get a few last words in!
The little rabbit Bugs protects from Pete Puma in Rabbit's Kin.
Sylvester had to deal with this on two occasions from another cat posing as a vacuum salesman.
One Animaniacs episode has the Warner Siblings having to put up with a man named Francis "Pip" Pumphandle (voiced by Ben Stein) who goes into a very long rambling monologue about cheese balls; his speech is soft but continuous as the Warners resort to ever more blatant methods to tell him goodbye. To say that he annoys them to no end would be putting it mildly.
Ironically, when the guy finally decides to leave them alone at the end of the episode, the Warner's were so used to his endless babbling that they can't handle the quiet.
Yakko, aka Mr. United States Canada Mexico Panama, also fits this trope.
A Family Guy cutaway shows that Cleveland was a fast-talking auctioneer, until a totem pole fell on his head, causing his current slow speech pattern.
In "I Dream of Jesus," when Peter was accusing others of having a motive for swiping his "Surfin' Bird" record, Peter talks this way when he describes his crazy theory about everyone against "the record."
The Iron Giant: When Dean lets Hogarth have some espresso (described as "Coffee-zilla"), the boy launches into a rambling rant about school, ending with the expected request for more coffee.
"Isn't this exciting? Are you excited? Because I'm excited! I've never been so excited! Well, except for the time I saw you walking into town and I went gasp!, but I mean really, who can top that?"
This was later weaponized in "The Last Roundup", where Applejack is forced to admit why she's working at a cherry orchard instead of coming home to Ponyville by being subjected to Pinkie Pie's incessant rambling about Inherently Funny Words.
Fluttershy can turn into one of these under the right circumstances (such as when first meeting Spike and when critiquing her first gala dress).
In the Thundercats 2011 episode "Song of the Petalars", the Lilliputian young Petalar Emrick is like this on meeting the Thundercats, rattling off questions to Lion-O about his species and his sword with breathless excitement while climbing vegetation to get a better view of them.
Phineas from Phineas and Ferb is always going on about something, as a foil to his step-brother and Heterosexual Life Partner, Ferb. The only time he's been shown to be quiet was when he was brainwashed (and that was in a dream).
Avatar: The Last Airbender; while Aang is normally a Keet, he doesn't really slip into Motor Mouth all that much. When an Earth Kingdom General gives him the Avatar-verse equivalent of Red Bull in order to try and bring out the Avatar State, though:
The Legend of Korra gives us Ikki, is the middle child of three airbending children between a Little Miss Snarker older sister and a Cloud Cuckoolander younger brother, but is the more energetic and talkative of the them to the point it annoys their father, Tenzin, and his rival, Tarllok. She never stops.
Everyone in the Powerpuff Girls special The Powerpuff Girls Rule! seems to suffer from this to the point where many lines cannot be understood.
Of course, Mojo Jojo is this no matter where he appears in Powerpuff Girls continuity. He takes villainous rants to an art form, and never shuts up even when there's no-one around to listen to him.
South Park: Eric Cartman's Seamless Spontaneous Lie to cover up their "Toilet Paper" incident when the gang is sent to the Principal's office.note It doesn't work; Kyle and Stan can't follow it, and Cartman gets tired of repeating it.
Cartman: Okay. Last night, all four of us were at the bowling alley until about 7:30, at which time we noticed Ally Sheedy, the Goth chick from the Breakfast Club, was bowling in the lane next to us, and we asked her for her autograph, but she didn't have a pen, so we followed her out to her car, but on the way we were accosted by five Scientologists who wanted to give us all personality tests, which were administered at the Scientology Center in Denver until 10:45, at which time we accidentally boarded the wrong bus home and ended up in Rancho de Burritos Rojos, south of Castle Rock, and finally got a ride home with a man who was missing his left index finger, named Gary Bushwell, arriving home at 11:46.
Mr Excited and The Evil Midnight Bomber from TheTick.
In Thomas the Tank Engine, we have Duck who, while a sensible engine, often rambles about being Great Western, much to the annoyance of the other engines. It only took Donald to point this out to him by making quacking noises.
Marion the Steam Shovel (introduced in Tale of The Brave) also qualifies. She could talk for hours on end about her past adventures and how she loves digging. This sometimes causes the other engines to avoid her, though Thomas is always happy to listen to her stories. Ironically, she does not think of herself as talkative.
Mega Man has the self-explanatory Quick Man, who speaks like this in his rare few appearances. Oddly enough, he also takes long pauses between each of his sentences, so there's notable moments of silence in between strings of rapid-fire speech.
Mabel from Gravity Falls is noticeably much more talkative than her more introverted brother, Dipper, sometimes veering into this territory.
Another Real Life example: Actor Edward G. Robinson sometimes achieved this (see his role as Barton Keyes in Double Indemnity), purportedly on the first run-through without having to do a second take.
The game reviewer Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. His segment on The Escapist isn't called "Zero Punctuation" for nothing.
If anything, Yahtzee has gotten faster and more intense; he sounds positively sedate in his older videos compared to his newer ones. He has stated that the fast talking was by accident. Apparently he keeps it up and edits the pauses out, because it's funnier that way.
What's even better is that, for April Fools' Day, Yahtzee posted a video of his character sitting by a slow-ticking grandfather clock, while slowly reciting a few lines from from John Keats' poem Ode To Melancholy.
To people unfamiliar with a language, native speakers often come off as this way.
Watch a Policy/Cross-X Debate round. Try to understand what they're saying. On some national circuits, speeches sound less like words and more like a low hum.
It's not necessarily because they have to, but because of the strategic advantage. A "spread" debater will throw so many arguments at their opponent it will actually be impossible to answer them all. Thus, any arguments left untouched can be claimed as enough to warrant a victory.
In some tournaments, actually, spreading has been made illegal due to this problem. This L-D debater knows the pain of spreading. However, it is quite necessary in C-X rounds; since they are all about cramming all your evidence in, you've got to talk fast.
To go with the other Speech and Debate examples, in some Extemporaneous speaking rounds, participants speak so rapidly it can be hard for the judge to hear what they're saying. Though, to be fair, it's very hard to cram all your facts and sources into a seven minute speech
Most judges are likely to rank you down if your speech is too fast for them to catch it all.
Actor James Woods could probably power entire cities with the force of his non-stop chatter.
Case in point - his portrayal as Hades in Hercules.
Neal Cassady, known by some of his friends as Speed Limit. Tom Wolfe, in his book on the Merry Pranksters, tried to transcribe Cassady's continual stream-of-consciousness rmablings and came up with things like this: "Just passing through folks don't mind us my schedule just happened to coincide with Mr. Kesey's here and all the redundancy you understand and the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson and the worst of the poems of Schiller huntin' and peckin' away as they did except insofar as where you draw the line that is but in any case I believe it was at let me see Sebring yes and when Fangio with the exhaust valves wide open and the petcocks too that you've sometimes seen starting with Wordsworth you see and working backward..."
Sports announcers, especially in basketball and hockey.
Any basketball fan who grew up in Los Angeles before this decade grew up with the rapid-fire play-by-play of legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn, particularly his famous "This game's in the refrigerator: the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O's jigglin'!"
Parodied in one song by System of a Down, who know a thing or two about talking way too fast.
Chris Tucker made his career off of this.
At first, Mexican people claimed they didn't understand Panamanian singer Flex/Nigga when he talked. Fortunately for them, now he talks a lot slower.
Hondurans are notable in that they don't have an accent, however their speech pattern is still distinguishable to other Spanish speakers because of this trope.
This has lead to some annoying Verbal Tics in most young Hondurans (and adults if not corrected, which in turn can lead to some embarrassing Inter-American meetings) like inadvertently joining words that commonly go together to form a nonexistent combination, like taking es and que to form Esque (this is so common that first graders will write it like this, though it's usually corrected by the second grade), and most noticeable (and embarrassing even amongst Hondurans even though we all have done it at least once) is to inadvertently change the S in the middle of a word for a J while Motor-Talking, famously leaving the already mispronounced Esque as Ejque. This tics can also happen in other countries, like Colombia, but it's usually attributed to their accent and not their Motor Mouth (Lucky bastards).
Chileans, combined with this trope and the fact they have a very unique accent, are a nightmare for people from other Spanish speaking countries to understand.
One stereotype of Indian people is that they speak English very fast - amusingly, they think everyone else speaks English very fast.
Sirius XM radio DJ Terry Young is nicknamed "Motormouth" since his delivery tends to be mumbled and very fast. And incredibly irritating. In fairness to Young, he's making a conscious effort to mimic the style of Top 40 radio DJs in the '50s and '60s, who very often utilized this trope.
Youtube Let's Play-er raocow isn't usually spectacularly fast, but the way he rambles on without pause, or concern for the topic he was speaking on four words ago, inspires awe in all but the most jaded of viewers. Apparently (and fortunately for people trying to talk to him) this is something he does semi-on-purpose, and having an actual conversation with him brings a much more normal speech pattern.
Fran Capo. The video clip goes into more detail about how she can talk so fast. Good luck trying to understand what she says when she's going for speed.
Colombian Football (soccer) commentators, like Édgar Perea.
Creationist Duane Gish has become so infamous for his tactic of throwing off massive amounts of antievolution arguments in lectures and debates (with the intent of snowjobbing the debate opponent) that it's become known as the "Gish Gallop."
This can occur as a result of psychiatric conditions such as mania and schizophrenia, wherein it is called Pressure of speech.
This can also be a warning sign that the person you're talking to is on stimulants, and can be induced from anything from too much caffeine and/or nicotine right up to meth. That said, meth Motor Mouth tends to have distinctive features (specifically the speech tending toward being accusatory or angry or paranoid) as opposed to the more "nervous" Motor Mouth that results from a chain-smoking and coffee session, for example, or the "I LOVE EVERYONE AND YOU'RE ALL MY BEST FRIEND" Motor Mouth that's seen in the more annoying ecstasy users.
Welsh stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert.
Anyone in a panic, pain or flooded with stims/adrenaline can be this.
Often this is the case with certain kinds of autistic people, who may unintentionally speak very quickly and illogically, as they have trouble reading social cues.
Rebel XD holds the current world record for fastest rapping at 683 syllables in 54.5 seconds.
Little kids often talk a lot to family or friends due to not knowing when to stop, which can usually lead to this.
When it gets right down to it, anyone can be this; it's not the speed itself that's a problem for people, but rather the fact that they run out of breath quickly, forget what to say (or, if they're improvising, can't think of anything), or stumble over certain words, especially when alliteration is involved. The people you see that talk really fast just overcome these problems.
When learning another language and being exposed to a natural conversation in that language as opposed to, say, audio that's recorded especially for learners, it can really seem to the person learning the language that this is in effect. In reality, it only seems quickly because of unfamiliarity, and with enough exposure and practice the effect is reduced.
The various forms of Chinese often sound very fast to Western sensibilities when spoken, and the information density is through the roof as each syllable is often an entire word, but the context of each word can only be drawn from the entire sentence. Because the language is tonal (four different variations to each syllable, each in turn with numerous possible meanings, see also the 'Shi Shi shi shi shi poem') this also leads to the peculiar quirk of quickly spoken Chinese also being generally louder due to the need to inflect each syllable clearly.
A symptom of ADHD is speaking faster and/or more than most people. Bipolar people can also get like this in manic phases.
Both John and Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers. No matter where they are, what they're doing, or what YouTube channel they're appearing on, expect them both to be talking up a storm. Perhaps it originated from the 'under four minutes' restriction of their early Brotherhood 2.0 videos; they only added the exception for educational content later.