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** This was a reprise of a gag he did on the Diana Ross episode of ''The Muppet Show'' during [[TheUnintelligible Beaker]]'s interpretation of "Feelings".


A bunch of people are babbling or arguing all at once. This often happens in some sort of crisis situation, especially when most of the people involved are just civilians and they don't know how else to react. Unfortunately, all their noisy anger/panic/confusion etc. is preventing any real conversation or coordination. (Moreover, it's preventing the audience from actually listening to any particular line of dialogue.) Somebody needs to take charge and act like a leader. The leader may start by simply talking to people, but he finds that no one can really hear him. In any case, he decides to make a really loud noise to make everybody else shut up. This may involve a loud "SHUT UP!", or it may involve some other way of making noise, such as firing a gun into the air.

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A bunch of people are babbling or arguing all at once. This often happens in some sort of crisis situation, especially when most of the people involved are just civilians and they don't know how else to react. Unfortunately, all their noisy anger/panic/confusion etc. is preventing any real conversation or coordination. (Moreover, it's preventing the audience from actually listening to any particular line of dialogue.) Somebody needs to take charge and act like a leader. The leader may start by simply talking to people, but he finds that no one can really hear him. In any case, he decides to make a really loud noise to make everybody else shut up. This may involve a loud "SHUT UP!", or it may involve some other way of making noise, such as [[ShutUpGunshot firing a gun into the air.
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** In "Choices", Willow has been captured and the BigBad offers a HostageForMcGuffin trade. However the McGuffin is essential for his plan to TakeOverTheWorld, so an argument breaks out that they should [[ColdEquation destroy the box and sacrifice Willow.]] Her boyfriend Oz, who has been quiet throughout, gets up and smashes the magical urn that could have been used to destroy the McGuffin. As Oz's laidback nature is a RunningGag, this [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out-of-character behaviour]] brings the talking to an immediate halt.


* In a ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' episode, Rocky does one as Bulk and Skull bicker, and ends up hurting his throat.



* In a ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' episode, Rocky does one as Bulk and Skull bicker, and ends up hurting his throat.


* In an early episode of ''Series/HarrysLaw''. Harry is mediating a sit-down between two gangs, and when it inevitably descends into a loud argument, Harry silences them by letting off an airhorn. Leads to an equally funny/awesome moment later on, when merely ''reaching'' for the airhorn is enough to silence them.



* In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit tries to call the meeting of him and the Happiness Hotel's gang to order with a loud, "QUIET!" upon which everyone stops talking... except for Janice. "...So I said, 'Look, mother, it's my life, okay? So if I want to live on the beach and walk around naked--Oh!" The second time is when everyone is making excuses to not go stop the crooks, Fozzie shouts them down so he can make a RousingSpeech.

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* In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit tries to call the meeting of him and the Happiness Hotel's gang to order with a loud, "QUIET!" upon which everyone stops talking... except for Janice. "...So I said, 'Look, mother, it's my life, okay? So if I want to live on the beach and walk around naked--Oh!" naked--' Oh!" The second time is when everyone is making excuses to not go stop the crooks, Fozzie shouts them down so he can make a RousingSpeech.

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* Subverted by Lord Vetinari of the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'': He can get a hubbub to clear [[TheDreaded just by asking for silence.]]


* ''Film/KindergartenCop'' has Arnold Schwartzenegger's character do that to a kindergarten class. They shut up all right... then they start crying.

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* ''Film/KindergartenCop'' has Arnold Schwartzenegger's character do that to a kindergarten class. They shut up all right... [[RealityEnsues then they start crying.crying]].


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* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' had Mrs. White shatter her wineglass in the fireplace while screeching "Please!" when everyone argues over each other about what to do with Mr. Boddy's body.


* ''Series/{{Screamers}}''. On discovering the blood-splattered command post, one of the more twitchy NEB soldiers starts to FreakOut and smash things up with his gun. Commander Hendrickson fires a shot in the air, startling the NEB so he slips in the blood and falls to the ground. Hendrickson then follows this up by ordering his own soldier to shoot the NEB guy if "he so much as moves or even farts."

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* ''Series/{{Screamers}}''. On discovering the blood-splattered command post, one of the more twitchy NEB soldiers starts to FreakOut and smash things up with his gun. Commander Hendrickson fires a shot in the air, startling the NEB so he slips in the blood and falls to the ground. Hendrickson then follows this up by ordering his own soldier to shoot the NEB guy if "he so much as moves or even farts."

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* ''Series/{{Screamers}}''. On discovering the blood-splattered command post, one of the more twitchy NEB soldiers starts to FreakOut and smash things up with his gun. Commander Hendrickson fires a shot in the air, startling the NEB so he slips in the blood and falls to the ground. Hendrickson then follows this up by ordering his own soldier to shoot the NEB guy if "he so much as moves or even farts."


* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Everyone in Ten-Forward is fighting and making all sorts of ruckus. Security is too overwhelmed to respond. So Guinnan pulls out a very large (and likely illegal) plasma cannon and shoots it at the ceiling, causing a small explosion and making everyone stare at her in shock.
-->'''Guinnan:''' That was setting ''one''. Anybody want to see setting number two?

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Everyone ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', season 4 episode "Night Terrors". Thanks to being trapped in a NegativeSpaceWedgie that's causing sleep-deprivation, the entire crew is on edge, angry and paranoid. As the main cast attempt a last-ditch attempt to break free, a bunch of off-duty personnel gather in Ten-Forward is fighting (which had been thoroughly dismantled in an epic BarBrawl earlier) and making all sorts one guy's nerves start getting the better of ruckus. Security is too overwhelmed him and voices are raised. Refusing to respond. So have her bar trashed twice in one week, Guinnan pulls out a very large (and likely illegal) plasma cannon [[TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar from under the counter]] and shoots it at the ceiling, causing a small explosion and making everyone stare at her in shock.
-->'''Guinnan:''' That "That was setting ''one''. Anybody want to see setting number two?two?" (Nobody does.)

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* Done near the end of ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', when Oscar is trying to tell reporters and paparazzi something very important.
-->'''Oscar:''' [[spoiler: ''[[LiarRevealed I AM NOT A REAL SHARK-SLAYER!!!]]'']]


* The word for "Shut up" in Japan literally means "Noisy". And, of course, it's usually shouted.

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* The word for "Shut up" in Japan (''urusai'') literally means "Noisy". "Noisy"[[note]]It can also mean "loud".[[/note]]. And, of course, it's usually (but not always) shouted.


** In ''The Draft Horse'', this happens when a doctor tells the titular horse to say "Aah" and instead gets a rpologned '''''"AAAAAAHHH!!!"'''''

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** In ''The Draft Horse'', this happens when a doctor tells the titular horse to say "Aah" and instead gets a rpologned prolonged '''''"AAAAAAHHH!!!"'''''


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* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Jiminy Cricket tries to sleep in Gepetto's workshop and is kept awake by a cacophony of ticking clocks. When Jiminy yells "QUIET!!", the clocks immediately stop ticking.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', the headmistress of the orphanage shouts "SILENCIO!!" to silence her young charges.
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* In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit tries to call the meeting of him and the Happiness Hotel's gang to order with a loud, "QUIET!" upon which everyone stops talking... except for Janice. "...So I said, 'Look, mother, it's my life, okay? So if I want to live on the beach and walk around naked-- oh." The second time is when everyone is making excuses to not go stop the crooks, Fozzie shouts them down so he can make a RousingSpeech.

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* In ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', Kermit tries to call the meeting of him and the Happiness Hotel's gang to order with a loud, "QUIET!" upon which everyone stops talking... except for Janice. "...So I said, 'Look, mother, it's my life, okay? So if I want to live on the beach and walk around naked-- oh." naked--Oh!" The second time is when everyone is making excuses to not go stop the crooks, Fozzie shouts them down so he can make a RousingSpeech.



* The title character from the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "The Draft Horse" gives a loud and protracted "Ahhhhhhh" when the doctor giving him a physical tells him to say "Ah." The doc, full volume, yells '''''"BE QUIET!!!!! SHUT UP!!!!!"'''''

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* The title character from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** In ''The Night Watchman'', little Tommy Cat shouts a very loud "QUIET!!" to a group of mice causing a ruckus in
the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "The store he's supposed to be guarding.
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Draft Horse" gives a loud and protracted "Ahhhhhhh" Horse'', this happens when the a doctor giving him a physical tells him the titular horse to say "Ah." The doc, full volume, "Aah" and instead gets a rpologned '''''"AAAAAAHHH!!!"'''''
-->'''Doctor:''' '''BE QUIET!''' '''''SHUT UP!!'''''
-->'''Horse:''' I thought you said to say "Aah."
-->'''Doctor:''' That I did. But I didn't tell you to say '''''"AAAAAAHHH!!!"'''''
** In ''What's Cookin' Doc?'', Bugs Bunny, furious that he didn't receive the Academy Award,
yells '''''"BE QUIET!!!!! SHUT UP!!!!!"'''''"STOOOOOP!!" to silence the audience's applause.


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Terry shouts "SHUT UP!!" to a cheering audience in a ShoutOut to the Comedy/CheechAndChong routine mentioned above.


* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Commander Ian Fleming has just been made responsible for sorting out the chaotic Naval Intelligence headquarters at the start of WW2. He tries to introduce himself, but everyone is too busy to pay attention. So he starts cranking up a nearby air raid siren.

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* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Commander Ian Fleming has just been made responsible for sorting out the chaotic Naval Intelligence headquarters at the start of WW2.[=WW2=]. He tries to introduce himself, but everyone is too busy to pay attention. So he starts cranking up a nearby air raid siren.

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