Quotes: Suddenly Voiced

Now I know how Lisa Simpson felt when she got her talking Malibu Stacy doll.
Wrestlecrap on Sable's first line of dialogue

By now, we're getting a feel for the background extras. The female twins can often be spotted creepily dressed in the sort of matching outfits that suggest they have their own secret language, and sit on each other's laps when going to the toilet, while Skateboard Dude's blond beach-cut is a persistent sight just behind the main action. Proving that cream does rise to the top, this episode marks Skateboard Dude's graduation to a speaking role..."Bummer!" "Radical!" "Awesome!"
Stuart Millard on Saved by the Bell ("The Friendship Business"), So Excited, So Scared

I think we've all established fairly swiftly that Conrad isn't the swiftest tool in the Franco-developed box. In fairness, we didn't fully know Conrad's level of douchebaggy-ness 'cause he didn't speak.

You got hints of his voice from the lengthy monologues before each location in the earlier games, but here he's a jaded, sarcastic, slightly goofy yet remarkably likable protagonist. A lot of this has to do with Chris Jones' portrayal of Tex — it's pretty clear that he's not a professional actor, and can't really pull off the whole 'tough guy' act. But he brings the subtle swagger of someone who really wishes he were a tough guy, and that's the whole part of his charm.
Hardcore Gaming 101 on Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

Daxter: [to an unconscious Jak] Say something Jak! Just this once!
Jak: [Waking up] I'm gonna kill Praxis!
Jak II.

Er, sorry, he's new to the whole 'conversation' thing.
Daxter, on Jak's newfound ability of speech, in Jak II.

Is everybody listening? Do you believe me? Everybody happy now?
Ĉon Flux's first lines of dialogue.

Barry: I can talk!
Ross: How'd you manage that?
Barry: I used my vocal box! And now I can speak words! *coughs* I'm not used to it!
Arin: Is that the first time you've spoken in, like, forever?
Barry: Ever!
Ross: I think I saw a moth fly out of your mouth.
Steam Train, Worms Armageddon

Gee, it sure is boring around here!

"Hey, cool, Dave! He can talk!"
Penn Juliette, after cattle prodding Teller.

Holy crap, they talked! They actually talked!

The apocalypse has finally begun, pigs are flying, Satan is skating his way to work, and I'm pretty sure I just became a monkey's uncle.

Snow White: Excuse Me.
Dopey: Excuse Me.
Doc: Excuse Me.
Bashful: Excuse Me.
Happy: Excuse Me.
Sleepy: Excuse Me.
Sneezy: Excuse Me.
Grumpy: GET OUTTA MY WAY!
— In the end of The Lion King III: Lion King 1 1/2, When other Disney characters showed up, The characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs said "Excuse Me" (except Grumpy, who just ranted "GET OUTTA MY WAY!"). And yes, Dopey was voiced here.

Gene Siskel: Let's hope they don't do a movie with the Road Runner and Coyote and them speak. Or that will be another catastrophe.
— From the episode of the PBS primetime show: Ebert and Siskel At the Movies, When they did a review of Tom and Jerry: The Movie.