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Overly Long Name: Live-Action TV
  • The vampire prince from Korean sit-com Vampire Idol has a name that is so long he credits having to learn it with his memorization skills and good breathing control. He even forces another character to memorize it once as a punishment.
  • A Polish woman with an impossibly hard to pronounce last name is referred to as "Mrs. Thing" throughout an episode of Keeping Up Appearances.
  • Used in the MADtv sketch of the same name: "Bunifa Latifa Halifa Sharifa Jackson", where a fast-talking woman is unusually upset whenever people don't repeat or pronounce it correctly after hearing it one time.
  • Also on MADtv, Ellen Fesserlippenchip and Nancy Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff, the proud founders of the Fesserlippenchip-Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff Foundation, alongside Dr. Edward Lickenhackenfillypasselbeck, discoverer of Snappytrickenpintopacker syndrome.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus uses this trope several times, including the "Election Night Special" sketch, in which various candidates of the Slightly Silly, Silly, and Very Silly Parties are introduced with such names as "Tarquin Fintimlinbinwhinbimlim Bus Stop F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit-Barrel". Also included short, but silly Jethro Q. Walrustitty.
    • And a bit later in the same skit is "Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (sound effect of horse whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (blows whistle) Northgot Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots, stops singing) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith"
    • There is also a skit about an obscure, baroque composer named Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm. The skit primarily focuses on a television interview with the man's last surviving relative, Karl Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm, who recalls that the first time he met with Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm was when he was with his wife, Serah Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm. After the interviewer asks Karl Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm if there was anything in particular he could recall about Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm, Karl Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm appears to die of old age, after which the interviewer starts digging a grave for him. The skit ends with his name being said by various characters of the show and about the last third being sung.
      • Gratuitous German, sort of: Selterwasser = brand of sparkling water; Himbeereis = raspberry ice cream; Eisenbahnwagen = train wagon; Guten Abend = good evening; bitte ein Nürnberger Bratwürstel = one little Nuremberg sausage, please; Hundsfott = archaic insult referring to a female dog's reproduction organs; Schönen Dank = thank you very much; Kalbsfleisch = veal; Hautkopf = skinhead (if translated literally)).
    • Another sketch had a similar joke with a doctor whose name wasn't so long as his degrees, so his name-plaque stretched off his desk, turned at the wall, turned again... The sketch began with a close-up tracing the plaque, as an Overly Long Gag, and then the patient entered and had to use a gate built into the name-plaque to enter the room. This sketch also featured Raymond Luxury Yacht, pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
  • In one Swedish Chef sketch on the The Muppet Show, Danny Kaye plays the Chef's uncle and tells the audience his nephew's real name which is long and incomprehensible, but states "we call him Tom". This is non-canonical as the character is only called the Swedish Chef on all other occasions.
  • Carla Maria Vittoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec, from Cheers. (Even if you leave off her two names by her two marriages, it still fits the Trope.)
  • Mahesh Vijayaraghavensatanaryanamurthy, from Crossing Jordan. His specialty is forensic entomology, so almost everyone just calls him 'Bug'.
  • Doctor Who is right full of these.
    • Have you met Romanadvoratrelundar?
    • Or Blon Fel Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen (who happens to be from the planet Raxicoricofallapatorius)?
    • Subverted when the twin planet of Raxicoricofallapatorius is called "Clom"
    • Bannakaffalatta, who insisted the Doctor say his entire name.
    • How'd the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe get missed out?
    • Time Lords seem to have overly long names by definition. The Doctor Who New Adventures add Quencessetianobayolocaturgrathadeyyilungbarrowmas, the 422nd Kithriarch of the House of Lungbarrow, and Lady Leelandredloomsagwinaechegesmia (Leela's name after she marries Andred), among others. In the Doctor Who Missing Adventures, there's Lady Ruathadvorophrenaltid. In the Past Doctor Adventures, there's Lady Serenadellatrovella.
    • Romana's gets lampshaded early on:
      The Doctor: One more thing. Your name.
      Romana: What about my name?
      The Doctor: It's too long. By the time I've called out "Look out—" What's your name?
      Romana: Romanadvoratrelundar.
      The Doctor: By the time I've called that out, you could be dead. I'll call you Romana.
      Romana: I don't like Romana.
      The Doctor: It's either Romana or Fred.
      Romana: All right, call me Fred.
      The Doctor: Good. Come on, Romana.
    • Then there's New New York, which the Doctor says is the 15th version, so it should really be called New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.
  • Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01. Although it's technically her designation, not her given name, which is Annika Hansen. She chooses to go by "Seven", though.
    • Another Star Trek series has Reginald Endicott Barclay III.
      • Along with the self-described, "Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, and Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed," which she says in nearly every appearance.
  • In That '70s Show, one of the main characters Fez, a foreign exchange student, has a very long name. In a flashback, someone asks his real name and he is drowned out by a school-bell. (In that scene, actor Wilmer Valderrama was actually saying the first names of all the cast members.)
    • "And that man's name is... Well we can't pronounce his real name so we call him Fez!"
    • "The first five Ks are silent"
  • Babylon 5 features the Shadows, whose actual name is said to be ten thousand letters long if written in English. A minor subversion in that the character explaining this is pushing it as an indication of how enlightened the Shadows are.
  • Bottom, "Digger" - Richie's date for the evening is 'Lady Natasha Letitia Sarah Jane Wellesley Extrong Skiponsong Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Oblomov Boblomov Dob, third Viscountess of Moldavia'. Moreover, this is how the name appears in the end credits!
  • On All My Children, Erica's full married name is Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Roy Roy Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery.
  • Similarly on Guiding Light, there was Reva Shayne Lewis Lewis Spaulding Lewis Winslow Cooper Lewis Lewis O'Neill. Once, during an interview, Kim Zimmer went through all those names (from memory,) then went with it and just started singing the names of the states, and went through Connecticut before laughing.
  • The title character of The General series rejoices in the name 'Raj Ammenda Halgren da Luis Whitehall, Whitehall of Hillchapel, Hereditary Protector of Smythe Parish' - and adds several more titles in the course of the book. His wife is 'Suzette Emeneulle Hogor Forstin Wenqui Whitehall, Lady of Hillchapel'. Presumably every other character has a similar string of names - we just don't have to listen to them.
  • One episode of Under The Umbrella Tree involved Iggy, Jacob and Gloria being shown their birth certificates and finding out for the first time what their full names are. Gloria's name, however, happens to be an incredibly long alliteration (full name: Gloria Gladys Grace Gabrielle Gardenia Glenda Gayle Gopher), and until the others can convince her to stop she insists on being called by it at every opportunity.
  • The Than-Thre-Kull from Andromeda are stated to have haiku as their full names, but within the series are only referred to by the first line, and that has been shown to be abbreviated by members of other races (Dylan referring to Lt. Refractions of Dawn simply as "Dawn").
    • Additionally, the Nietzscheans have, in order: a given name, a family name, a clan name, a matronymic, and a patronymic, resulting in names like "Tyr Anasazi of Kodiak Pride, out of Victoria by Barbarossa".
    • The ships themselves. The Andromeda Ascendant's full designation is "Shining Path to Truth and Knowledge AI model GRA 112, serial number XMC-10284".
  • Are You Being Served? - Mrs. Slocombe, née Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Abergavenny Yiddell.
  • Lieutenant The Honorable George Colthurst St. Barleigh and General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett from Blackadder Goes Forth. Also, Nurse Mary, from the episode "General Hospital," is named in the cast listing of the book Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty as Nurse Mary Turnsouttobeaspyattheend.
  • When The Goodies travel to Wales via train, the name of the station is seen outside the window continuing for the entire journey to their destination.
  • While not as long as some listed here, television reporter Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardinal's name sounds like it goes on forever when she says it on Married... with Children.
  • Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De la Rosa Ramirez in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
    • And his wife, Francesca Consuela Maria Gonzalez de Masso Garcia Lucia Greenburg Ramon Gomez.
    • Esteban also mentions his father, Diego Julio Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramirez and his mother, Gladys.
    • The show also has Madeline Margaret Genevieve Miranda Catherine Fitzpatrick, but you can call her Maddie.
  • Farscape has a character named "Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis" which is shortened to "Jool" by the rest of the crew. Even Crichton takes her name in stride, though.
    • This is not much in comparison to a later, fourth season addition to the series' cast, Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu. However, even she realises how long that name is and introduces herself only as "Sikozu Shanu". In fact, we don't learn her full name until late in that season.
  • From the Scottish sitcom Rab C Nesbitt, the Glaswegian equivalent of Hannibal Lecter: John William Pure Mad Mental Intae Yer Body Simpson Craig Gemmell Rib Racker No Real Young Rebel Ya Bas' St John McGurn. Known as Young Young McGurn, for most purposes.
  • An episode of the Nickelodeon series You Can't Do That on Television, based an episode about how the cast member Kevin Kubusheskie was changing his name to "Kevin Ilyanivitch Rasputin Kubusheskie".
  • Nasir from Robin of Sherwood has a very long and virtually unpronounable name (to everyone but himself). His full name is Nasir Malik Kemal Inal Ibrahim Shams ad-Dualla Wattab ibn Mahmud.
    • It must be said that this is entirely averted with the next on-screen Saracen that appeared as part of the Robin Hood legends. She was called Djaq.
  • Brazilian Comedian Renato Aragão has the stage name Didi Mocó Sonrizete Colesterol Novalgina Mufumbbo. With two Bs. Sometimes.
  • Sesame Street had a minor character whose name had the initials ABCDEFGH...; a twenty-six-word name, not counting his surname. He was known as Alphabet O'Malley.
  • Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz, the secretive and somewhat eccentric benefactor of Hank Med on Royal Pains. He prefers everyone calls him by his first name—as he remarks to Hank after first introducing himself, "you'd be informal about it too, yes?"
  • In Hannah Montana, Rico's cousin's name is Alejandro Núñez Gonzales Umberto Sifuentes. His family calls him Angus for short.
  • On The Steve Harvey Show, Romeo's full name is Romeo Miguel Jesus Pele Santana..
  • The Nanny has Frieda. She was born as Frieda Fine, but she likes older men. Much, much older. So much older that she's been widowed four times, leaving her full name as Freida Fine Rubinsky Manerino Chung-Dao Bitterman.
  • Top Gear created their own car, which they called Geoff. Later, they decided this name was not good enough, so they re-dubbed their creation the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. Clarkson proceeds to never say it correctly for the rest of the episode.
  • The Golden Girls did a few times with the Scandinavian-sounding names in Rose's St.Olaf stories.
  • The episode with Richie's middle names in The Dick Van Dyke Show. There were 7 altogether, the first letters spelling out ROSEBUD.
  • Referenced in the sixth season premiere of Castle:
    Beckett: Richard Edgar Alexander Rogers Castle, yes, yes I will marry you.
  • In one episode of Get Smart, Max had to make contact with a member of the Russian women's swimming team, but was unable to remember her name because everyone on the team had an overly-long Russian name. At the end of the episode he expressed relief to be dealing with the American team - only to find that every member had a hyphenated, sound-alike name.
  • One episode of Red Dwarf has Kryten tells us he once nkew an androi with computer senility named Gilbert, but prefered to be called Rameses Niplick The Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops! Where's My Thribble?

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