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* Col. Hathi in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' His wife even calls him a "pompous old windbag."

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* Col. Hathi in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook1967'' His wife even calls him a "pompous old windbag."



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* Discussed in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen.'' A fellow named Nigel poses as "Allan Quatermaine" and spins tall tales about his exploits, while the ''real'' Allan shies away from story-seekers. All goes well until Her Majesty's representative, Sanderson Reed, shows up to recruit Allan into the League.


Compare BlahBlahBlah, MotorMouth, and RamblingOldManMonologue. The character doesn't necessarily have to be really old (as in retirement age), but if a child or [[ManChild childlike character under the age of forty]] exhibits such behavior, will come across not as this trope but as the somewhat similar ConstantlyCurious. Subtrope of TheBore.

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Compare BlahBlahBlah, MotorMouth, and RamblingOldManMonologue. The character doesn't necessarily have to be really old (as in retirement age), but if a child or [[ManChild childlike character under the age of forty]] exhibits such behavior, will come across not as this trope but as the somewhat similar ConstantlyCurious. Subtrope of TheBore. Sister trope of WindbagPolitician.


Spam gagged, and his arm went limp. "Die," he suggested.\\

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Spam gagged, and his arm went limp. "Die," he [[SaidBookism suggested.\\]]\\


->''"In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, [[LampshadeHanging rather like this sentence]], until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, 'How interesting, and did she?'"''

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->''"In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, [[LampshadeHanging rather like this sentence]], sentence, until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, 'How interesting, and did she?'"''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Memory Melons", the titular Memory Melon records Selwyn saying that he needs to "get rid of that bag of wind", which Tallulah thinks it means her and not something else entirely (like an actual bag of wind). This starts the marital spat between the couple.



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* ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheUndiscoveredSwords'': Kitsunegasaki's age range is the same as ''Mikazuki'', and he's a childish and annoying ManChild who constantly boasts about his history, his former owner and how he'll be the strongest.


* Sethi's court announcer in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. This is exactly what everyone kept calling him..."the old windbag".

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* Sethi's Jannes the High Priest of Egypt and court announcer in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. This is exactly what everyone Pharoah Sethi kept calling him..."the old windbag".


* Col. Hathi in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''

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* Col. Hathi in ''Disney/TheJungleBook''''Disney/TheJungleBook'' His wife even calls him a "pompous old windbag."



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* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': Before his rebellion, Morgoth was convinced that everybody loved hearing him talk about his favorite topic: himself.
-->'''Nessa:''' You want to talk about obnoxious? He -- Melkor -- used to swagger about like he was Eru's gift to Valier -- and no idea how to win friends, much less hearts. No understanding of what conversation meant. He honestly thought that we wanted to hear him talk about himself.\\
'''Luthien:''' [defensive] Well, if someone's interesting, that's all right.\\
'''Nessa:''' You met him. Did he have anything the least bit interesting to say? The "art of conversation" involves an exchange of ideas, right? He couldn't ever grasp that there's this basic difference between a conversation and a monologue. Do you know how annoying it is to have someone just ignore everything you say to them?



* ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', a parody of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''. At one point Goddam (Gollum) starts to do this for no apparent reason.
-->Goddam looked mournful. "I know how it is," he said. "I was in the war. Pinned down in a deadly hail of Jap fire..."
-->Spam gagged, and his arm went limp. "Die," he suggested.
-->Frito took a large loaf of raisin bread and crammed it into Goddam's mouth.

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* ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', a parody of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. At one point Goddam (Gollum) starts to do this for no apparent reason.
-->Goddam looked mournful. "I know how it is," he said. "I was in the war. Pinned down in a deadly hail of Jap fire..."
-->Spam
"\\
Spam
gagged, and his arm went limp. "Die," he suggested.
-->Frito
suggested.\\
Frito
took a large loaf of raisin bread and crammed it into Goddam's mouth.


A character known for droning on and on about topics of interest to no one but themself. As soon as they launch into one of their anecdotes, those present start rolling their eyes, going to sleep or having surreptitious conversations of their own. To qualify for this trope, it's not enough for a character simply to be verbose; it must be a source of annoyance and/or derision for the other characters.

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A character known for droning on and on about topics of interest to no one but themself. As soon as they launch into one of their anecdotes, those present start rolling their eyes, [[NapInducingSpeak going to sleep sleep]] or having surreptitious conversations of their own. To qualify for this trope, it's not enough for a character simply to be verbose; it must be a source of annoyance and/or derision for the other characters.


->In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, [[LampshadeHanging rather like this sentence]], until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, "How interesting, and did she?"

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->In ->''"In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, [[LampshadeHanging rather like this sentence]], until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, "How 'How interesting, and did she?"she?'"''


* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' universe.

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* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' universe.


->In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, rather like this sentence, until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, "How interesting, and did she?"

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->In after-years [Piglet] liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood, but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him, and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake, and the story went on and on, [[LampshadeHanging rather like this sentence, sentence]], until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes, at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say, "How interesting, and did she?"

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