"HI! I'M A SHOUTY MAN!"SOME ACTORS AND CHARACTERS BELIEVE THAT THE BEST WAY TO TALK IS TO TALK LOUDLY. THEY DON'T RESTRICT YELLING TO WHEN THEY ARE ANGRY, UPSET OR AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL CALLING FOR HELP — THEY SHOUT ALL THE TIME! DIFFERS SLIGHTLY FROM CHEWING THE SCENERY IN THAT IT'S NOT THE ACTING THAT'S CRANKED UP TO MAXIMUM — JUST THE VOLUME. SOME- Ahem. Sorry about that. Back to the topic at hand; some categories of television shows seem more prone to this type of acting than others:
— A shouty man, Horrible Histories
- Programs going for dark and edgy, where the constant shouting is supposed to reinforce how permanently angry/edgy/completely bonkers the character is. Police procedurals in particular are prone to this.
- Children's programs with young actors who constantly shout at each other and EMPHASIZE every WORD they THINK is IMPORTANT! — the audio equivalent of Bold Inflation.
- Adult presenters on children's TV who assume their young Viewers Are Morons.
- The occasional infomercial, especially if it's by Billy Mays.
- Or someone else trying to be Billy Mays.
- Or the UK's equivalent, Barry Scott.
- BRIAN BLESSED! So loud he deserves his own category.
- Caps Lock, effectively the written form of this.
- Cute but Cacophonic, when characters you wouldn't expect are this, hence it's often used in comedies.
- Gale-Force Sound, where the yelling is so loud, it actually causes strong winds.
- Large Ham, who probably lacks an indoor voice, but gets away with it by virtue of sheer charisma.
- Make Me Wanna Shout, where someone with No Indoor Voice uses volume as a weapon (or has to deal with people who take advantage of this).
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!, where, in addition to shouting, the person also adds an exclamation mark after each word.
- Screaming Warrior: A character who deliberately speaks this way in order to appear intimidating.
- Suddenly Shouting, which uses a deliberate contrast between normal volume and shouting FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT!
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- FILMS -- LIVE-ACTION!!!
- LIVE-ACTION TV!!!
- PRO WRESTLING!!!
- TABLETOP GAMES!!!
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- VISUAL NOVELS!!!
- WEB COMICS!!!
- WEB ORIGINAL!!!
- WESTERN ANIMATION!!!
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- Sam Kinison was the epitome of this trope ALL THE F***ING TIME FOR NO REASON! AHHHHHH!
- Lewis Black only yells when he thinks something is mindbogglingly idiotic. So, every second PUNCHLINE.
- In Dane Cook's routine regarding the horrors of working the drive-thru at Burger King, he asks why some people feel the need to YELL at the speaker.
Dane (on headset, recoiling in pain): Um, sir —
Customer: WHOPPER, NO ONION! LARGE FRIES!!!
Dane: Look, I'm bleeding from the ears, Pacino! Let's calm down!
- Gilbert Gottfried. Oddly enough, when he was 25 in his SNL years, he was quite soft spoken.
- Bobcat Goldthwait in his early stand-up days. Not so much nowadays.
- Chris Rock, frequently dovetailing with Angry Black Man.
- In an intentionally comedic example, this was the entire joke of the minor character Loud Howard from the Dilbert comic. For the TV series, he was combined with fellow minor character "Nervous Ted" and made into a supporting cast member. The character was constantly shouting about trivial and sometimes bizarre worries as if they were significant.
- This is the gimmick behind the Peanuts character Charlotte Braun.
- Actually, every major character in the strip at one point or another would become so angry or excited that they'd yell loud enough to cause bystanders to somersault backwards.
- Bullhorn in Spot The Frog has a nearly deaf girlfriend for this reason.
FILMS — ANIMATION!!!
- The White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) is about 70% this trope, 30% Snake Talk.
"Anyone who mentions [Aslan's] name again, shall be instantly KILLED!!!.
- Many are like this, especially Speedy in Spark Plug Entertainment's A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure.
- The Beast from Beauty and the Beast is always yelling/roaring, at least until he smartens up a bit. "GET OOOOUUUUUUUTTTTTTT"
- Beowulf: "I! AM! BEOWULF!"
- The Incredibles: BEHOLD, THE UNDERMINER!
- In Leafie, a Hen into the Wild, Leafie's loud, excitable voice annoys the other animals living at the marsh.
- Skull from No Fear averts this.
- The title character in W.S. Gilbert's 1866 poem "King Borria Bungalee Boo".
King Borria Bungalee Boo
Was a man-eating African swell;
His sigh was a hullabaloo,
His whisper a horrible yell —
A horrible, horrible yell!
- The Guy Smiley character from Sesame Street has this problem. There is one skit where he's doing a news piece in the jungle and the guide is telling him to keep quiet so as not to scare the rare animals, and the third time he does it he says, "WELL THIS IS AS QUIET AS I CAN TALK!"
- In the French satirical show Les Guignols de l'info, the puppet caricaturing JoeyStarr, a French rapper who had some trouble with justice, always seems to be yelling angrily — even when perfectly calm.
- Precious Roy from The Sifl and Olly Show rarely says anything that makes sense, but always says it in the same intonation.
"THIS IS PRECIOUS ROY! AND THE KIDS AT THE POND FEED ME BREAD!"
- John Adams in 1776 has a tendency to express his opinions at a very high volume, to the displeasure of his fellow Congressmen.
Franklin: Softly, John, your voice is hurting my foot.
- Homestar Runner
- Strong Mad. Strong Bad lampshades this at one point in the SBEmail "The Facts" by asking him to keep it down, to which Strong Mad replies, "I CAN BE THE QUIETEST MOUSE. I LIVE IN THE QUIETEST HOUSE!". "No Volume Control" indeed!
- Also Crack Stuntman. Oddly, the character he voices doesn't have that problem.
- Caboose misses the point of an argument between Church and Wash in Red vs. Blue:
Church: Why didn't you tell me that it was taking technology from the Freelancers?
Wash: Why didn't you tell me that Wyoming was on the ship?
Caboose: And why didn't someone give me something to yell about?
- Catbug from Bravest Warriors. As this compilation demonstrates, no matter how low you turn the volume down, Catbug's volume... doesn't turn down at all.
- Flame Warriors: ALL CAPS appears to lack one, based on their habit of communicating with the caps lock constantly on.
WILL YOU ALL SHUT UP ALREADY!?!