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1[[quoteright:325:[[Series/ParksAndRecreation]]]]˛˛->''"All she needs is a mic drop. I swear, that's the only thing missing. She fucking owns everything that ever existed. She just needs a mic drop."''˛-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', on the ''T. rex'' from ''Film/JurassicPark''˛˛A character having just delivered an awesome speech or performance will emphasize just how awesome it was by purposefully toppling a microphone stand or dropping the microphone from shoulder level height just before leaving the stage. Since this is a showy, arrogant gesture, comedy is frequently wrought by having self-effacing or rule-conscious characters do it. Expect a wide range of audience reaction, from ShowStopper rapturous applause to ChirpingCrickets silence. This action is often, but not always, accompanied by the stock phrase, "<Name> out" or "Peace out".˛˛Can also be parodied by NOT cutting out the sound while doing this, creating horrible sounding noise. This is also why people hold the mic up high before dropping it - it's a cue for the sound tech to cut power to it. ˛˛The term mic drop has also been adopted to refer to a definitive statement for which there is no valid comeback or debate. ("He delivered the mic drop on the argument.")˛˛The mic drop also has connotations of an unspoken challenge, [[ThrowingDownTheGauntlet daring anyone who thinks they can do better to pick up the mic]]. If someone ''does'' rise to the challenge and picks up the mic, the mic dropper can be seen as [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating a showboater who didn't quit gracefully while he was ahead]], especially if the challenger subsequently [[InsultBackfire outclasses him]]. On the other hand, if the challenger ''fails'' to meet the challenge, he'll probably be seen as a fool who can't recognize he's in way over his head.˛˛Related to less-boastful use of this in stand-up comedy, the term is also used as SelfDeprecation [[LamePunReaction akin to the]]. {{Rimshot}} (This is usually accompanied by [[StockSchtick “Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be here all week.”]])˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Advertising]] ˛* [[ This]] Jack in the Box commercial. Jack comes back to retrieve the mic so nobody trips.˛* In [[ this]] Verizon commercial, Thomas Middleditch announces the new plan, delivers a mic drop, then has to pull another microphone out of his jacket because he forgot to give a full description. The commercial ends with three microphones on the carpet and Thomas saying he's out of mics.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Anime and Manga]]˛* ''Anime/FateStayNightHeavensFeel'': After their "[[CurbStompBattle battle]]" (read: a brutal OneHitKO) in the first film, Saber casually drops Rider's [[ChainPain chain]] in a distinct echo of this trope, then follows it up with a tilt of the head [[FacialDialogue as if to say]] "Was that all?"˛* ''Anime/ZombielandSaga'': At the end of Sakura's [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck RAP]] in episode 2, she throws the mike onto the stage. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* One alternate cover for ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate End]]'', part of the 2015 [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]] event and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the final end of Marvel's Ultimate line]] features a picture of Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, one of the main writers for the Ultimate line, [[ dropping the mic.]]˛* Alluded to in the title of the final collected volume of the Gillen/[=McKelvie=] ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', ''Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space''.˛[[/folder]]˛ ˛[[folder:Films -- Animation]]˛* Snips and Snails drop the mic after their [[PissTakeRap incredibly bad rap]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', without cutting out the audio, resulting in a ton of feedback. Principal Celestia even remarks "[[DeadpanSnarker please do not drop the microphones]]", despite being under the villain's MindControl at the time.˛* One of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' has Bob (the youngest of the three) do it after delivering a speech to the crowd.˛* In the first teaser for ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', Batman drops the microphone he's been beat-boxing on after announcing his movie.˛-->'''Batman:''' Batman out... Wait, wait, Batman back in! Forgot to drop the mic. ''[drops mic]''˛[[/folder]]˛ ˛[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] ˛* In ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' JB knocks the mic stand over after the D's first "concert" (a one-song amatuer/open mic night). The audience is not impressed.˛* Bane does this in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' after giving his big speech to Gotham at the football stadium, tossing the microphone on the dead body of Dr. Pavel, whom he's just murdered.˛* Faith does this after finishing a song in ''Film/StrangeDays''.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Live-Action TV]] ˛* ''Series/{{Community}}'':˛** Annie Edison finishing her eulogy for Star-Burns.˛--->'''Annie:''' Edison out!˛** Chang when admonishing Jeff for "taking advantage of the emotionally vulnerable".˛* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ben Wyatt (pictured) after condemning Denmark in the LARP/ModelUnitedNations.˛* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon at the end of her high school reunion. ˛-->'''Liz:''' Lemon out!˛* Done by Peele (as Obama) on ''Series/KeyAndPeele''. A rapper in the street says "I'm the boss and the king!" Obama pulls up in his limo, takes the mic and says "I'm the leader of the Free World" and drops the mic.˛* The actual UsefulNotes/BarackObama did this on ''Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'' at the end of a "Slow Jam the News" segment. Well, he didn't so much ''drop'' the mic as awkwardly set it down.˛** He did it again with a PDA in a "Mean Tweets" segment on ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive'' after responding to Donald Trumps tweet that he was the worst president ever: "Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least ''I'' will go down ''as a'' president!" Either [[HarsherInHindsight harsher]] or [[HilariousInHindsight hilarious]] in hindsight after the 2016 election, depending on one's political leanings.˛* Maeby in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' s4e12, giving her presentation on Fakeblock to a room of investors.˛* Kimmy from ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' does a mic drop during a presentation. It makes an ugly and loud feedback sound and everyone winces.˛* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'': Jessica Williams ended an epic rant about racism with a mic drop ... which she first had to pull out from behind her desk because she wasn't using it during said rant.˛* ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief''. Creator/PeterDinklage does this at the end of his Red Nose Day song "I'm Still Going Strong" (about how his character on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' hasn't [[AnyoneCanDie been killed off yet]]).˛* In-universe example in ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Season 3, Episode 4, "And Now His Watch Has Ended". After trading her largest dragon Drogon for the Unsullied army, Daenerys receives a ceremonial whip, a symbol of her ownership of the Unsullied. She then [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee orders Drogon to incinerate slave master Kraznys and the Unsullied to sack the city of Astapor.]] She then declares the Unsullied to be free men instead of slaves, and they willingly choose to follow her. As Daenerys and her army leave Astapor, she drops the ceremonial whip behind her without so much as a backwards glance. Technically not a microphone, but the gesture and the sentiment are the same.˛* Bobby Moynihan from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' seems to love this trope. In a recurring sketch where a number of eccentric characters come up to speak during a wedding/funeral/etc., he's played a character who exists for no other reason than to manically scream "WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!" and drop the mic. More recently, his character Riblet, who appears on Weekend Update to antagonize Michael Che by trying to one-up him as a news anchor, will typically finish his appearance with one of these.˛* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':˛** Ted claims to become "weirdly good" at beatboxing when drinking bourbon. Cut to him giving a performance at [=MacLaren's,=] complete with a mic drop and wild applause. Immediately afterwards, Lily points out that the bourbon [[UnreliableNarrator only makes it sound good to Ted]]. Cut to the same scene, except Ted's performance is awful, and the mic drop ends in [[ChirpingCrickets uncomfortable bar patrons]] and some nasty feedback.˛** Barney envisions pulling one at the hypothetical wedding between Ted and a girl Barney had called "dibs" on earlier:˛--->'''Barney:''' Ladies and gentlemen. I... had ''dibs!'' ''[audience gasps, Lily faints]''˛* ''The Comedian'' in Series/TheTwilightZone2019. Samir does this during his final stand up routine [[spoiler: [[RetGone because he erased himself from existence.]]]]˛* ''Series/TheNightlyShow'': UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson savagely dissed rapper B.o.B. (and anti-intellectualism in general) [[ when the rapper insisted that the Earth was flat.]]˛-->'''Neil [=deGrasse=] Tyson''': And by the way, ''this'' is called gravity! ''[drops the mic]'' ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Podcasts]]˛* [[spoiler: Lup]] from ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'' does this during [[spoiler: the IPRE press conference.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]˛* Wrestling/AJLee after delivering a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to the entire Diva's Devision.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Theatre]]˛* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has Thomas Jefferson do one of these at the end of his solo during the first Cabinet Battle. James Madison catches it for him.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* In ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'', this is Kick's win pose.˛* Beowulf from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has an attack where he hits the opponent with a microphone, and if the player holds the button, he'll drop the mic, causing it to hit overhead and give him some [[PopularityPower crowd hype]] to work with.˛* At the end of the final DLC ''Trespasser'' for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', a variant occurs with the Writ that authorized the Inquisition. [[PlayerCharacter The Inquisitor]] can, after being wrung out by UngratefulBastard kingdoms two years after saving them from [[BigBad Corypheus]], give them an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, tell them the Inquisition is disbanded, and then drop the writ (which is a hefty tome).˛* The "I'll Just Leave This Here" taunt of Rath from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' has him drop one of his swords in this fashion.˛* Riven does this with a length of chain in the Awaken cinematic for ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', immediately after killing a gladiator with it. It's a BadassBoast to the effect that taking away her WeaponOfChoice and chaining her unarmed in a gladiator ring is not going to make her less deadly.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Comics]]˛* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': [[ this comic]] in the [[AltText votey]].˛* In ''Webcomic/{{Whomp}}'', M Dude instructs Ronnie to drop the Mic and ends up accidentally throwing it in the crowd and [[ directly into the face of an audience member.]] [[{{Jerkass}} M Dude applauds.]]˛* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[ Monique does a mic drop at the end of one song.]] Problem is, a recently awakened devil microphone is passing by, earning its enmity.˛* Webcomic/{{Subnormality}} has a mic dropping off the stand and then off the stage to punctuate the speakers' points in [[ an appropriate manner]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Original]]˛* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':˛** In his review of ''Film/JurassicPark'', the Critic, while gushing over the ''T. rex''[='s=] awesomeness, says it should have done a mic drop at the end. He does one at the end of the review for the hell of it.˛** In the review for ''Film/RogueOne'', in the re-creation of the fight between Darth Vader and the Rebels, after slaughtering all the {{Red Shirt}}s Vader drops his lightsaber like a mic. "Dark Side, motherfuckers!"˛* On Escapist Magazine's show ''WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}'', the titular host Jim Sterling did it twice. Once after a rant on a topic he found especially worth his wrath (episode "Free-to-wait"), and another time to [[SelfDeprecation make fun of himself like usual]] -- the mic was both plugged in and turned on, so it didn't so much drop as just swing back and forth hitting the podium.˛* In ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'':˛** Music/{{Elvis Presley}} does this in "Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley".˛--->'''Elvis:''' Later weirdo, Elvis is leaving the building!˛** In "Tony Hawk vs. Wayne Gretzky", Gretzky substitutes his hockey stick for the mic as he concludes his lines. ˛* ''WebVideo/BennettTheSage'': Forms a gag in ''Anime Abandon'' during the ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Fatal Fury: Double Impact]]'' review: Bennett says that [[BigBad Krauser]], after unleashing an epic NoHoldsBarredBeatdown[=/=]BreakTheBadass moment on [[TheHero Terry Bogard]], has essentially just done the equivalent of the following:˛--> Drops a mic.\˛Holds out his other hand, holding two mics.\˛Drops them.\˛Pulls out a sack, filled with mics, and starts spilling them out onto the ground.˛* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' Yui gives a [[DeadpanSnarker scathingly sarcastic retort to Yulier]] in Episode 10. Kirito respond with parental glee.˛-->'''Kirito''': Holy cow, Yui! That was amazing! I wish I had like a tiny mic for you to drop!\˛'''Asuna''': ''[[{{Squee}} Oh my god, that would be adorable!]]''˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': In the episode "Manger Baby Einstein" Luann grabs the microphone at the local kid's pizza joint and scolds her former puppet show fans. She ends her rant by dropping the mic.˛* Done twice in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' in the episode "The Wind Cries Mary":˛** Archer is boasting about Lucas Troy and drops the control room mic.˛** Pam when she finds out no one (except Cyril) has filled out the Peer Review forms, despite the low employee numbers (even though there were 50 agents and a full office plus a receptionist in the pilot).˛* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "We Need to Talk", during Greg's jam session with the Gems, Pearl showboats through a FusionDance with Rose Quartz, then finishes Greg's song with a mic drop. Afterwards, she tells him that his relationship with Rose won't last, since he's [[MayflyDecemberRomance only human]]. Greg takes it as a challenge, and pulls a mic drop of his own in response... then immediately picks it back up.˛-->'''Greg:''' Ah, jeez, what am I doing? These things are ''expensive''.˛* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': [[spoiler:Blim Blam]], the StarfishAlien Rick had chained to the wall, does this with a UniversalTranslator of Rick's after unleashing an enormous TheReasonYouSuckSpeech on Beth and Jerry. Then, he realizes having one of those is actually pretty useful in general and comes back for it.˛* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' features a musical award ceremony, one of the nominees being the song [[CaptainObvious "Trees are Made of Wood"]]. The entire song consists of the title line followed by a mic drop. ˛* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'', Harley does a mic drop after singing a ''very'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexually suggestive]] song in a BadGuyBar. ItMakesSenseInContext.˛* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': In "You Are Rad", Rad dramatically drops the mic after his turn in a rap battle... and Enid scolds him for being careless with her equipment.˛[[/folder]] ˛˛[[folder:Real Life]]˛* President UsefulNotes/BarackObama himself did this as he finished his speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner, his last as President of the United States.[[note]]Possibly in homage to the ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' sketch, or, perhaps, to Kobe Bryant's [[ farewell address]] a few days earlier, though Kobe doesn't drop the mic.[[/note]]˛-->'''President Obama''': It's been an honour and a privilege to work side by side with you to strengthen our democracy, and with that, I have just two more words to say... Obama out.˛* For AprilFoolsDay 2016, Website/{{Google}} added a feature to Gmail which allowed you to do a Mic Drop on a conversation, courtesy of the WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}. Since the button that does this was in the same place as the "Send and Archive" button, [[DudeNotFunny it ended badly]].˛* Audra [=MacDonald=] did a mic drop at the end of the 2013 Tony Awards ceremony, [[ singing]] a song with Creator/NeilPatrickHarris summarizing the ceremony (written and accompanied by Creator/LinManuelMiranda).˛* As microphones are sensitive equipment that can be easily damaged by such a shock the sound tech will hate you if you do this. It's also a good way to never be welcome at an open mic again as the hosts don't appreciate you abusing the equipment that they are providing for your use.˛* During an open-source science conference, this guy catches a couple of startup entrepreneurs presenting his technology as if it was theirs. He climbs on stage, slams the microphone on the ledger, pushes them aside, and finishes the presentation himself by shouting at the audience.˛[[/folder]]˛----


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