troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAdultFear
AfterTheEnd
AllThereInTheManual
Anvilicious
ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
ArtEvolution
ArtifactTitle
Awesome
AxCrazy
BadassNormal
BalloonBelly
BigEater
BigNo
BlindIdiotTranslation
Bowdlerise
BreakingTheFourthWall
CaptainObvious
CarnivoreConfusion
CelebrityParadox
CharacterDerailment
CharacterSheets
Characters
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
ComicallyMissingThePoint
CowboyBebopAtHisComputer
CrapsackWorld
CreatorBreakdown
CreatorsPet
DeaderThanDisco
Determinator
DethroningMoment
DisContinuity
DorkAge
DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale
DrivenToSuicide
DroppedABridgeOnHim
EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
EnemyMine
EnsembleDarkHorse
EpicFail
EpisodeGush
EvenEvilHasStandards
Expy
FacePalm
FanFic
FantasticRacism
FiveBadBand
FiveManBand
FollowTheLeader
FreudianTrio
FridgeHorror
FunWithAcronyms
Funny
FurryConfusion
GargleBlaster
GenreSavvy
GoodAngelBadAngel
GoofyPrintUnderwear
GrowingTheBeard
Gush
HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
HappilyMarried
HarsherInHindsight
HaveAGayOldTime
Headscratchers
Heartwarming
HumanlikeFootAnatomy
HypocriticalHumor
IAmNotShazam
IdiotPlot
ImageSource
KarmaHoudini
LastNameBasis
LoopholeAbuse
Main
MisaimedFandom
MissingEpisode
MundaneUtility
MustHaveCaffeine
NinjaPirateZombieRobot
NoodleIncident
OffModel
OldShame
OurDragonsAreDifferent
PapaWolf
PaperThinDisguise
PetTheDog
PowerTrio
PrecisionFStrike
PunctuatedForEmphasis
Radar
RedOniBlueOni
Redundancy
ReferencedBy
RefugeInAudacity
SchmuckBait
SeinfeldIsUnfunny
ShootTheShaggyDog
ShownTheirWork
SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism
StepfordSmiler
SuspiciouslySpecificDenial
TakeThat
TearJerker
TheFaceless
TheUnintelligible
TitleDrop
TookALevelInDumbass
TropeNamers
TurnOfTheMillennium
UnusualEuphemism
VitriolicBestBuds
WhamLine
Woobie
ZergRush

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
The Unintelligible: Newspaper Comics
  • "Mumbles" in the syndicated cartoon strip Dick Tracy, as well as the movie based on it, where he was played by an uncredited Dustin Hoffman. In the movie, his speech appears to be modeled on that of Marlon Brando. In the post-Chester Gould period of the strip, writer Max Alan Collins created Merky, a man whose speech is totally incomprehensible, being made up of original symbols.
  • Snuffles, the cat from Pearls Before Swine, only talks in meows. Somehow, everyone else can understand him.
  • Woodstock and the other birds from Peanuts; their dialogue is represented with hash marks. Snoopy, however, understands them.
  • The Imp in Little Nemo in Slumberland. In the words of the Princess: "He can't understand English or any other language!" (He can talk to lions, however). In his own words: "Gimmel iggle ip soggle opp sog!"
  • In a Garfield sunday strip, Odie stands on a fence and tells a joke to an invisble back alley audience. However, since Odie can't talk (not even "thought speech", like Garfield), he barks the joke. Not only does the audience understand him, but they think the joke is really funny.

MusicThe UnintelligibleRadio

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
2797
38