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Say My Name: Western Animation
WESTERN AAA-NIII-MAAA-TION!

  • The is the entire gimmick behind Dan Vs. The start of each episode ends up with him shouting to the heavens the name of whatever slighted him (imaginary or not) at the beginning of the episode.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • When Plankton fell in love with Mr. Krabs' mom:
      Mr. Krabs: Plankton!
      Plankton: Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs' Mom: Eugene!
      Mr. Krabs: Mommy?!
      Plankton: Mommy?
      Spongebob: Spongebob!
      Mr. Krabs: (angrily) Spongebob!
  • American Dad! plays with this when Stan starts falling through row after row of dilapidated stairs while Steve takes a completely functional lift down at the same pace. At first, Steve is actually worried, shouting "Dad!!" a few times and loses a bit of enthusiasm each time until he starts saying the word in a monotone. Eventually he finds a newspaper and reads the comics while Stan continues to fall and crash through the wooden stairs.
  • Futurama:
    • "WERNSTROM!" This is how Professor Farnsworth greets his arch nemesis. He was his former student.
    • "ROOOBOT HOOOUSE!!" It was screamed several times by the dean of the Mars University when said robot house got in trouble, thanks to Bender's attempts to make them cool.
  • Transformers Animated:
    • Megatron finally using Optimus Prime's name in the "Endgame" finale - it means that he finally sees Optimus as an archenemy as opposed to just another Autobot nuisance.
      Megatron: If I cannot save my clones, at least I'll have the pleasure of destroying you, Optimus Prime!
      Optimus: So you can remember my name.
    • Megatron screaming Starscream's name is a recurring thing. In the IDW comics, it happens when Starscream is using Ultra-Energon to try and overthrow him. The juiced-up Starscream still gets EASILY pwned, and this Megatron will not be taking it lying down like certain other Megatrons.
    • In Animated Starscream tries to rig a MacGuffin to explode and destroy the Autobots and Megatron (and about half of Detroit would likely have gone with them.) Starscream fails.
      [Megatron descends into view]
      Starscream: I stand corrected.
      Megs: STAAARSCREEEAM—!
      Screamer: [Flying away at high speed] Sorry, you must have me confused with some other harrier jet! [Next scene is Starscream slamming into the ground. Hard.]
    • Transformers Cybertron, Megs gets booby-trapped and he and the 'cons loyal to him are left behind in a force field in deep space. Starscream feels the need to leave a message to make sure Megs knows who screwed him, and all Megatron can do is yell his name in fury.
    • In Transformers Prime, when Megatron finds out Starscream tried to off him in the premiere, rather than going for the traditional STARSCREEAM! he simply says his name quietly. However, his wrath is the same and he inflicts No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on him.
    • From Prime - in "Rebellion", Megatron lets out an "OOOPTIMUUUUSSSS!" while attacking in jet mode (having just been punched through his own throne by the newly-upgraded Prime).
    • In "More Than Meets the Eye: Part 3" of the original Transformers series, Megatron and the 'Cons are taking off in their space ship while the Autobots watch. Optimus reaches out his hand, and in one of Peter Cullen's greatest moments yells "MEEEGAAATRRROOON!"
    • In Beast Wars, the Maximals and Predacons are working together to stop the Vok from blowing up the planet. As Optimus goes to take out the Planet Buster, he realizes that Megs has sabotaged his shuttle and he won't be able to escape the impending explosion. Megatron broadcasts a message to him to taunt him about this, and Optimus yells MEGAAATROOON! just before 'kaboom'.
  • The Simpsons:
    • "SKINNER!" Poor director Skinner, superintendent Chalmers screams at him even when nothing is amiss. Later in the show, he admits he just likes messing with him.
    • Director Seymour Skinner always gets afraid or nervous when his supervisor yells his name in anger and answers with "S-Superintendent Chalmers!"
    • "Baaart!" Bart is a brat and jerk in many respects, so he gets yelled at by a lot of people; even his younger sister Lisa says his name whenever Bart pisses her off or pranks her.
    • Marge yells "Homer!" quite often. She also says "Homie/Homey" whenever she kisses or has sex with him.
    • "Aaah! Sideshow Bob!" Bob is a recurring villain and Bart's nemesis as he's been trying to frame Bart's idol Krusty and to murder him. Trope Say My Name was lampshaded in one of his later appearances: as Bart had noticed Bob's incapability of ever succeeding in his schemes, he just greeted Bob normally, much to Bob's surprise.
    • When they parodied A Streetcar Named Desire through song in Show Within a Show Oh, Streetcar!, they poked fun of course especially at the famous screaming of "STELLA".
      Ned (as Stanley): Stella! STELLLAAA! / Can't you hear me yella? / You're puttin' me through Hella! / Stella... STELLLAAA!
  • Henry on The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan is prone to yelling Stanley's name when the latter is clowning around or goes missing. Stanley tends to call Henry's name whenever he gets himself into a scrape.
  • Archer
    • The show has Sterling Archer, the protagonist, yell one to Barry Dillon after the latter kills Katya Kasanova, Archer's wife.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • In the first episode, Helga is determined to ensure that everything goes right for the school play. When she notices that Arnold and Gerald's are missing on performance night, she shouts Arnold's name.
    Arnold (on a bus): Did you just hear something now?
    Gerald: No.
    • In the Halloween Episode, when Helga found out that the people are chasing after her and the others in alien makeup because of Arnold's prank.
  • The Mr. Men Show: Used whenever Mr. Rude farts or burps.
    • "MR. RUDE!!!"
  • A surprising number of Fillmore! episodes feature put-upon Jr. Commissioner Vallejo seeing the bill for the latest chase sequence and shouting "FILLMORE!"
  • On Kid vs. Kat, if anything goes wrong in Old Lady Munson's life she will always blame it on Coop or his dad, crying out "BURTONBURGER!"
  • "Scooby Doo...where are you?!" was that standard catch phrase used by virtually every member of the kids from Scooby-Doo. Shaggy uses it most.
  • In the pilot movie for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, when Mac figures out Terrence's plan to adopt Bloo, he guesses that somebody must be in cahoots with him.
    Mac: So the question is who?
    (everyone's eyes widen; Smash Cut to the chain ball's cage unlocked)
    Frankie: DUUUUCHEEEEEEEESSS!!!
  • Practically a staple in every Alvin and the Chipmunks adaptation whenever Alvin is in trouble, or not responding to Dave's orders.
    Dave: Alvin? Alvin? AAAAALLLLVVVIIIIIIIN!
  • Kim Possible:
    • Throughout the series, Dr. Drakken can never remember Ron Stoppable's name, in "So the Drama", Ron has had enough of it.
      Ron: Say my name!!
      Drakken: Er... um...
      Ron: Say it!!!
      Drakken:.... STOPPABLE!!!!
    • "KIM POSSIBLE!! YOU THINK YOU'RE ALL THAT, BUT YOU'RE NOT!!!" later episodes play around with the wordings.
  • Principal Madman and Shannon Westerburg do this frequently to the titular character in Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?.

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