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1-> ''"I am Frau Blucher. ''(horses whinny)''˛-->-- '''Frau Blucher'''[[note]]whinny[[/note]], ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''˛˛Sometimes, the world you live in has its own [[VerbalTic verbal tics]]. Maybe the [[EmpathicEnvironment environment is a bit TOO empathic]], or the animals a bit TOO skittish. But usually, it's the writer driving a RunningGag so far into the ground they pull it back out covered in fossils. Regardless of the whys and wherefores, the Hair-Trigger Sound Effect is a special class of RunningGag.˛˛It isn't rare for certain words, phrases, or even actions to have a sting associated with its use. A smiling hero's [[TwinkleSmile teeth might glint]], or a magical sword might be [[AudibleSharpness sharp even to the ears.]] But this sting doesn't always go away. Sometimes, it stays on WELL past the need. And that is where the Hair-Trigger Sound Effect comes into play. It isn't the fact that lightning flashes when a character mentions murder. It's the 18th time they do it. Bonus points if they [[LampshadeHanging realize they can control the weather]], and occasionally use it to light up a room.˛˛This trope is commonly used via a dramatic sting. It's not at all surprising for [[MediumAwareness characters to notice it]], or even [[LampshadeHanging notice when it DOESN'T happen.]] And if the fan base is really up on their game, you better believe [[MemeticMutation they'll chime in when they hear the magic word.]]˛˛Note that this is targeted primarily at the comedic use of this trope. There are times where an over-zealous sound editor abuses a SignatureSoundEffect (though this does not prevent it from becoming [[SoBadItsGood accidentally hilarious]]). And words considered magic by nature of the plot are similarly not applicable. Just because thunder rumbles when you say the magic word for "storms" does not make it unusual.˛˛Common for {{Imagine Spot}}s in {{Anime}}. Which [[StockSoundEffects sound]] [[TheImmodestOrgasm effects]] or [[GagEcho words]] are used depends on the series.˛˛Compare LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn for when characters can hear the sting, or TerribleTicking if only one poor bastard can hear it. The occasional IncessantChorus may also get involved if they have a contract to complete. Otherwise, this will probably be the SignatureSoundEffect [[HellIsThatNoise from hell]].˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]˛* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'': The TropeCodifier. Horses are very uncomfortable with the idea of Frau Blucher *WHINNY*˛* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': While not an in-universe example, there isn't a single well-seasoned veteran of the midnight showings that can let either Brad *ASSHOLE!* or Janet's *SLUT!* name go by without proper response.˛* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'': There's a handsome-but-not-particularly-bright security guard. There's an AudibleGleam ''every'' time he smiles.˛* ''Film/KillBill'': The Pai Mei training montages. Every single movement is accompanied by a cheesy whipping sound effect. Even the Bride's ponytail makes it making it [[{{Pun}} literally]] a hair-triggered sound effect.˛* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': The AstronomicZoom from the beginning of the film. FIFTY-FIVE jump cuts. FIFTY-FIVE dramatic stings.˛* ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'': Any time a prop is thrown off screen is foleyed with the sound of a clay pot shattering.˛* ''Film/Mother2017'': Played with in a subtle, unnerving way. Every scene in which the point of view is within Him's study, there is a soft, chime-like tone. There are three exceptions: first, when the Man and Woman break the crystal, the chime momentarily disappears; second, the chime does not sound when the mother is giving birth; and third, the same chime sounds as the exclamation point is drawn during the title card.˛* ''Film/TheGamers'': Every time the Darkness[[note]]The Darkness? The Darkness.[[/note]] is mentioned, another character will invariably question its name, and yet another character will affirm what the first character had said.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Films -- Animated]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'': Any mention of Firewater (*screech*) is met by the call of a distant eagle. ˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'': To kill the Were-Rabbit, you need...a bullet. (DramaticThunder)˛-->'''Victor Quartermain''': A bullet? (DramaticThunder)˛-->'''The Vicar''': Yes, a bullet! (DramaticThunder)˛-->'''Victor''': What... ''(Slams window shut)'' What ''kind'' of bullet?!˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Gamebooks]]˛* ''Literature/GrailQuest'': The Ghost Grunweazel (Do do do dooon!) in the book ''The Realm of Chaos'' is otherwise TheScottishTrope, as people avoid saying its name. Considering that every time the Ghost Grunweazel (Do do do dooon!) is mentioned, this sinister echo happens, it is understandable. The first time Pip hears it, he's quite freaked out.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* ''Literature/SlavesOfTheVolcanoGod'': The entire book's plot centers on AppeaseTheVolcanoGod, which hangs over the characters' collective heads. The volcano (and its god) is named Wakka Loa, and every time someone says the name, JungleDrums sound.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]]˛* ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'': While it changed OncePerEpisode, and was clearly invoked, you better believe that at some point, the whole house would go berserk when someone said the secret word. *AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!*˛* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': Every time someone says the word "audit" during the tax episode, a dramatic fanfare plays. All the characters stop and look around for the source. After this happens one too many times, Roseanne screams, "I think we should get out of this house!"˛* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': In the episode "Spoiler Alert!", the revelation of particular pet peeves, or spoilers, is always accompanied by the sound of shattering glass.˛* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': For the love of god, whatever you do, don't say anything about the fact that you're not expecting the Spanish Inquisition. *DRAMATIC STING* Goes even further, as it is accompanied by inqusitors jumping out of nowhere.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Puppet Shows]]˛* ''Series/SesameStreet'': EVERY time the Count laughs, thunder follows.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Radio]]˛* In Creator/TheBBC's Tolkien spoof ''Hordes of the Things'', every mention of [[EvilOverlord The Evil One]] is accompanied by a clap of thunder.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'': While there are a number of guns that can talk or have unusual effects, only the gun known as "The Bane" truly utilizes this trope. For every bullet fired from this (fully automatic) weapon, the player is greeted with the loudest, most irritating sound effect in the game. You actually get the thing after a long questline full of people considering it an ArtifactOfDoom and only figuring out ''why'' once you get it.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':˛** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' a Western sting plays every time the Mysterious Stranger appears. The unique weapon "The Mysterious Magnum" plays the same one every time the player draws it.˛** ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' also featured the Mysterious Stranger, who was similarly accompanied by a gruff detective-esque guitar riff.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Original]]˛* ''WebVideo/{{Britanick}}'': In "The Dinner Party", every dark revelation is followed by a musical sting. At least until near the end, when the definition of "revelation" gets a bit out of control.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Any mention of the covert organization SPHINX *Sphinx!* will inevitably be echoed, if not by a member of SPHINX *Sphinx!*, then by a disembodied chorus.˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'': During one episode, Huey discovers that his grandfather's date is a ''Mortal Kombat''-style ultimate fighter who regularly takes part in a competition known as the Kumite *HIYA!*. Considering the Kumite *YAAA!* is a no-holds barred death match, anyone who claims to have fought in the Kumite *YOOHA!* is to be greatly feared.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'': Gonzo played The Weirdo, and everytime his name was mentioned, Rowlf played a MusicalSting on the piano. Eventually, Gonzo got tired of it and asked Rowlf to knock it off.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'': Every time Pete mentions the opera, the camera cuts to a poster of the opera and a few snippets of opera music play. Eventually, Pete admits that "that ditty's starting to grow on me."˛* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': During "Deacon Stan, Jesus Man", saying Karl Rove's name *howl* elicits a wolf howl on every occasion. The characters can all hear it.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': [[PlayingWithATrope Lampshaded and discussed]] when combined with InsistentTerminology during the Grand Prix episode regarding Benoit.˛-->"BALLS! What, I can't NOT say it!"˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': One episode has the Warner siblings facing a terrifying troll, whose very mention is always accompanied by an organ sting.˛* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'': Every mention of Bob the Killer Goldfish's home planet, La Planet de Agua is accompanied by a Latin guitar riff and an *ARRIBA!*˛* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' has the Condor Badge which has an intense sting follow after every mention. Kuzco [[MediumAwareness takes notice]] and spends time saying Condor Badge and having the sting loop over itself.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': Bleeding over heavily into [[MemeticMutation real life]], the villain Candle Jack would kidnap people who mentioned him. In this instance, the silence itself would be the accompanying effe--˛* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': Starting with "We've Got Fleas", whenever K.O.'s friend Dendy makes her first appearance in an episode, she is often accompanied by a stock clip of a crowd of children cheering.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Real Life]]˛* As per the rules of The Game, which you've now just lost, you are required to announce the fact that you lost The Game, making this an enforced trope.˛[[/folder]]˛----˛-> "[[RunningGag Blucher!]]" (whinny)

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