"Do not let my calm demeanor fool you RANGER!
Two characters are carrying on a conversation. John Doe says something. Richard Roe responds in his regular voice, but then SUDDENLY HE'S SHOUTING!
Typically happens for one of three reasons:
- Anger: Something John said just really infuriates Richard, or perhaps simply made an already bad mood worse. Often this is preceded by other visual cues of anger, such as a twitching eye, giving the impression that despite his feelings Richard is still trying to maintain some sense of composure before finally giving in and letting loose with an impassioned tirade.
- Surprise / Fear: Richard is carrying on as normal, when suddenly a cold, dead hand settles on his shoulder, or someone sets off an explosive in his presence, or something else happens that he just didn't or couldn't expect. Often accompanied by an upward shift in pitch.
- Drama: Richard is naturally a Large Ham and wants you to know that what he is revealing is quite important, no matter how mundane it may actually be. This is a technique actually used by army trainers when scolding trainees, to keep them on their toes and to vary the tempo of the berating.
Compare Careful With That Axe
and Last Note Nightmare
, which apply a similar sort of logic to music. Sometimes overlaps with Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
or Ha Ha Ha No
Anime And Manga
- In Dragon Ball, Bulma uses type A for snark value when complaining about how recklessly endangering her companions are.
- Fullmetal Alchemist:
Colonel Mustang: When I'm Führer, there will be changes. That day, all female officers will be required to wear...TINY MINISKIRTS!
- About half of Major Armstrong's lines are like this, particularly when they have to do with things being passed down the Armstrong line FOR GENERATIONS!
- In the Haruhi Suzumiya episode "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", when Itsuki attempts to kiss a drunk Mikuru:
Kyon: Okay, how is this happening right now? If your mouth gets any closer to her, someone standing off camera is gonna step into frame and KICK YOUR ASS, DAMMIT!
- In Chapter 36 of the manga for Neon Genesis Evangelion, 14 year-old Asuka tells Kaji to stop treating her like a child and starts taking off her clothes. When Kaji refuses her, Asuka replies, "It's Misato, isn't it? YOU STILL LOVE MISATO, DON'T YOU?! SO YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S NO ROOM FOR ME?!" causing an alarmed Kaji to think that she really is like a child after all.
Film - Animated
- In an early Garfield strip:
Jon: Be careful there, Garfield. Hanging on the drapes can be very painful. 'CAUSE I'M GONNA BREAK YOUR LEGS IF YOU DON'T GET OFF THEM THIS INSTANT!
- He also does it again in this strip:
Jon: Some dirty, rotten, low-down, slimy, filthy, disgusting, gluttonous, hog STOLE MY SUPPER!
- And in another, Garfield is watching "The Loud Channel":
We're loud... We're proud... -Garfield gets closer to the TV to hear what they're saying- AND WE'RE MEAN TOO!
Film - Live Action
- Toy Story 3: "He was putting you IN THE ATTIC!"
- Earlier in Toy Story: "He's not a space ranGER!"
- The Iron Giant: "What you currently have IN YOUR MOUTH IS ART!"
- "Biggest thing around here is probably the prom queenOH MY GOD!!!"
- Ratatouille: When Skinner questions his sous chef how Linguini could have changed the recipe if he had tasted it.
"Because he changed it AS IT WAS GOING OUT THE DOOR!"
- In Peter Pan: Return to Neverland: "Mr. Smee? Be a good fellow and fix the plank SO I CAN MAKE YOU WALK IT!"
- There are also two instances in the original movie. First:
Peter: (imitating Captain Hook) For the last time, Mr. Smee, take the princess back to her people! UNDERSTAND?!?!?
Hook: (to Smee) You will go ashore, pick up Tinker Bell, and bring her to me. UNDERSTAND?!
- Jenny from Famine talks like this all the time. And yes, her classmates and teachers think there is something terribly wrong with her because of it.
- Monsters Inc
Mike: Well, why don't you find some place for it to sleep...WHILE I THINK OF A PLAN!!!
- In Alice in Wonderland:
Alice: Three inches is such a wretched height...
Caterpillar: I am exac-tically three inches high, and it is a very good height INDEED!
Alice: But I'm not used to it! And you needn't... SHOUT!
- Georgette in Oliver & Company, when she catches Oliver eating from her bowl.
Well, it may be Jenny's house, but everything from the doorknobs down IS MINE!
- The Thing (1982) (1982). Garry (the station commander) was tied down in case he was one of the Things. He has just been proved to be human and not a Thing, but he's still annoyed.
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING
- In the first Austin Powers film, when Powers gets thawed out:
Austin Powers: WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
Basil Exposition: The shouting is a temporary side effect of the unfreezing.
Austin Powers: Yes... I'm having difficulty controlling THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE.
- A Running Gag with Frau Farbissina is her inability to give an order without shouting the last part.
"Bring in the fem-BOTS!
- The Wedding Singer:
"Again, something that could have been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!"
- National Treasure: Book of Secrets, on the heels of Patrick Gates meeting his ex-wife and it not going well:
Patrick Gates: "You know where the other plank is? Why didn't you tell me?"
Ben Gates: "Well obviously, you have a tendency to OVERREACT!"
- The Big Lebowski, with Walter. Big time. It's basically his defining trait.
Walter: Saturday is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. Means I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fucking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as SHIT DON'T FUCKING ROLL! SHOMER SHABBOS!
- Paths of Glory: "I apologize for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. AND YOU CAN GO TO HELL BEFORE I APOLOGIZE TO YOU NOW OR EVER AGAIN!"
- From Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, "Wait a minute... This isn't my world... DISAPPOINTED!"
- Cast Away: This bit of dialog happens when Chuck tells Wilson the volleyball he's making ready to leave the island for good:
Chuck: We might just make it. Did that thought ever cross your brain? Well, regardless, I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, than to stay here and die on this shithole island, spending the rest of my life talking TO A GODDAMN VOLLEYBALL!!!
- Kill Bill: O-Ren Ishii gets like this after cutting off Tanaka's head:
O-Ren: The price you pay for bringing up either my Chinese or American heritage as a negative is... I collect your fucking head. JUST like this fucker here. Now, if any of you sons of bitches GOT ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY, NOW'S THE FUCKING TIME!!!!
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:
Jadis: Tell me, Edmund. Are your sisters deaf?
Jadis: And your brother, is he unintelligent?
Edmund: Well, I think so. But Mum says...
Jadis: THEN HOW DARE YOU COME ALONE?!
- Bruce Wayne goes ballistic in the apartment scene in Batman when the Joker comes calling.
Bruce Wayne: You want to know what happened to this guy, Jack? Well...he made mistakes...and then he had his...[smashes a vase before exploding]...AND THEN HE HAD HIS LIGHTS OUT! NOW YOU WANT TO GET NUTS?! COME ON! Let's get nuts!
- It's not that I'm a jealous man... I just DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!!!
- Gettysburg. The mild-mannered Confederate general Lee is giving a Disappointed In You speech to his cavalry commander Jeb Stuart, who went off on a raid instead of scouting for the enemy, leading to near disaster when the Federal army came on them unexpectedly. Stuart wants to duel those officers who've criticized him. Lee replies quietly, "We have no time for that, sir." When Stuart persists, Lee erupts: "I HAVE TOLD YOU THERE IS NO TIME FOR THAT — THERE IS NO TIME!"
- Master and Commander. Dr Maturin gets annoyed when his friend Captain Aubrey has to sail off after the French privateer, breaking his promise to let Maturin have a few days exploring the Galapagos Islands. Their conversation gets more and more heated until the captain cuts it off by shouting, "WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR YOUR DAMNED HOBBIES, SIR!"
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Harmony, still pissed off at Harry, ignores his revelation on the case and slams her door (unknowingly) onto his fingers; cut to him leaving the hospital:
Harmony: She sent you to that exact spot!
Harry: That whole thing is wild. You know what else is nuts? THAT YOU CUT OFF MY FINGER!
- In Thor: The Dark World when Thor accused Loki of not having been much help in his cell:
Loki: Who put me there? WHO PUT ME THERE?!
- From Doctor Who, New Series 1 finale (paraphrased):
I'm the Doctor, and if there's one thing I can do, it's talk. I've got five billion languages and you haven't got one way of stopping me. So if anybody's going to shut up, (spins round) IT'S YOU! (two Daleks jerk back in fear) Okeydoke. Where were we?
- The Eleventh Doctor does it when he gets particularly emotional.
The Doctor: I want you to tell your men to run away. I want people to call you 'Colonel Run-away'. I want children, laughing, because they've found the home of Colonel Run-away, and then if ever anyone asks you whether it's a good idea to get to me through the PEOPLE I LOVE... I want you to tell them your name.
- The Sixth Doctor pretty much embodies this trope.
- Mike Myers used this in the same manner as the Austin Powers example when he was on Saturday Night Live.
That reminds me of a story that's in no way related. I was working with John Gielgud in a production of Troilus and Cressida
, when I discovered I had no control OVER THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE!
- Crowley from Supernatural does this a lot.
"Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?!"
- So did Pestilence. "If Satan wants them so bad he can GLUE THEM BACK TOGETHER!"
- Even angels get into the act.
Zachariah: "I'd walk these halls and people would AVERT THEIR EYES — I HAD RESPECT!"
- In Merlin Season 4, where Arthur is confronting Gwen about kissing Lancelot he goes from almost zen-like monotone to completely losing it in less than a second. Considering who it's coming from, it's genuinely scary.
Arthur: Then forgive me, because I must be really stupid. WHAT! WERE YOU DOING?!
- On Frasier, Frasier Crane is the master of this trope:
Roz: Oh that's right, we did meet on a double date!
- Firefly Mal has a particularly good unexpected one during a stand off with his "wife" in the episode "Trash".
Mal: "While this is touching, Yosaffbridge, I really- DROP IT, NOW!"
- "Scaring the little gIRL?! LADY!!"
- Monty Python's Flying Circus had a panel show, "Interesting People" featuring Ken Dove, a man who likes shouting.
Host: Mr. Dove, I believe you're interested in shouting.
Dove: (full volume) YES, I'M INTERESTED IN SHOUTING, ALL RIGHT. BY JOVE, YOU'VE CERTAINLY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THAT PARTICULAR OBSERVATION OF YOURS THEN.
Host: And what does your wife think?
Mrs. Dove: (full volume) I AGREE WITH HIM!
Dove: SHUT UP!
- In Seinfeld, George has one in the episode "The Voice" after crawling his way through an air duct to get back into his boarded-up office.
George: Hello Margery, George Costanza. How are you, sweetheart? Listen, can you give Mr. Thomassoulo a message for me? …Yes. If he needs me, tell him I’M IN MY OFFICE!!! Thanks.
- In Sherlock, Moriarty does this more than once.
Sherlock: People have died.
Moriarty: That's what people DO!
- And Sherlock, while under quite a bit of stress in the season 2 finale:
Sherlock: Moriarty is playing with your mind, too. Can't you SEE WHAT'S GOING ON?
- On The Newsroom, after Mackenzie accidently lets slip the details of her and Will's breakup in an email to the whole staff (after he specifically told her not to tell anyone about it), he confronts her in front of everyone in the newsroom. After talking to her in a calm, but simmering tone for a minute or two he finally lets loose:
Will: You know how sometimes something happens in an instant that's so astonishing you just shut down?
Mackenzie: Of course, that's understa-
- On The Office (US), Gabe tries to embarrass Andy during his branch manager interview by asking him difficult, irrelevant questions. It backfires:
Gabe: How far away is the sun?
Andy: Uh, 93 million miles.
Jim: Is it?
Andy: Yeah. And the diameter of the sun is 870,000 miles, which makes it 109 times wider than the Earth, and 333,000 times heavier than the Earth-
Gabe: Shut up about the sun! SHUT UP ABOUT THE SUN!
- How I Met Your Mother During Barney's Cannot Spit It Out stage with Robin, Ted and Robin start a Friends with Benefits deal and explain that he's the one who gave them the idea.
- On the flip side, Ted earlier claims to be totally okay with Barney and Robin hooking up.
Ted: Seriously, I'm fine with this.
Barney: I'm so relieved to hear you say that.
Ted: Yeah, yeah... Oh hey, I just remembered, my mom is coming into town next month. Maybe YOU'D LIKE TO NAIL HER TOO!
- In an installment of Season 8 of Hells Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay does this to Boris when delivering a Get Out, in his ear. "(whispering) Get out. Get out. ... Get out!!!!!"
- In Spaced, this happens to Tyres as a side effect of his constant clubbing and ecstasy usage.
Tyres: I just wish I could control these FUCKING MOOD SWINGS!!
- Drop the Dead Donkey. Henry Davenport gets drunk at his award ceremony and has an In Vino Veritas moment.
"I remember the days when the television industry was run by giants. Whereas now it is run...BY PYGMIES! LIKE HIM! AND HIM!"
- Spike does this when Harmony asks one too many stupid questions.
"Harm, I've been wondering, just for my own curiosity, what's it take to get you to SHUT THE HELL UP?"
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow: The final boss of the bonus mode, Julius Mode, does this when you fight him with the titular character.
Soma: Kuru ga ii...Yuriusu...BERUMONDOOOOOO!
- This legendary line from Dawn of War Soulstorm:
- Kane, of all people, pulls one in Tiberium Wars
But of course, I could not have planned for an ambush BY MY OWN FORCES!
- Halo 4 gives us this happening increasingly frequently as Cortana's Rampancy progresses. Also, we have Captain Andrew Del-Rio after the Chief refuses to give Cortana up for deletion in response to her condition:
Del Rio: I... am ordering you... to SURRENDER THAT AI!!
- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog:
Professor Caninestein: I can't go through with zis! My theories of time und space were developed for peace, not for your evil schemes!
- The Foxbusters:
King Voracious: That baby...Daddy was telling SUCH A NICE STORY!
- On Goof Troop, this was one of Peg and Pete's character traits.
D.W.: What did you draw?
Arthur: (holds up drawing of a dog) A dog, and he's bored. What did you draw?
D.W.: (holds up drawing of a straight line) A stick.
Arthur: (incredulous) A stick?!
D.W.: [sudden outburst] A stick from the park where you PROMISED TO TAKE ME TODAY!!!
- Some early Bugs Bunny cartoons use this gag, notable A Wild Hare;
Elmer: Pardon me, but y'know, you wook just wike a wabbit.
Bugs: C'mere. (Elmer leans in closer) Listen, Doc, now don't spread this around...but, confidentially...(yells in his ear)I AM A WABBIT!
- Dan Backslide from The Dover Boys of Pimento University loves this trope.
Dan: A runabout! I'LL STEAL IT! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!!!!
- From the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Clams":
Squidward: Um, SpongeBob, haven't you noticed that Mr. Krabs has gone COMPLETELY INSANE?!
- From "Sandy, SpongeBob, and The Worm":
Squidward: That idea...may just be crazy enough...TO GET US ALL KILLED!
Squidward: Because I'm all out of MONEY!
- The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken did this all the time, no matter what. He was crazy like that.