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  • Donald Duck from the Classic Disney Shorts lives and breathes this trope.
    • This gets a nice lampshade in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, when Donald tries to warn Mickey that Pete's evil... Donald says the entirety of the warning,note  with Pluto and Mickey watching, the camera turns to them, they do a Double Take to each other, then Mickey says, "Donald, I have no idea what you're saying."
    • In the "dueling pianos" scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the typical Donald incoherent rantnote  is lampshaded by Daffy ("Can anybody underthtand what thith duck is thaying?" and "This is the latht time I work with thomeone with a thpeech impediment!") and also birthed an urban legend that at one point Donald refers to Daffy as a "God damn stupid nigger."note 
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    • This is pretty much the only "dialogue" that "Captain Pete" gets in Steamboat Willie.
  • Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible often drops into this when mocked by his sidekick.
    Shego: Dr D!
    Drakken: WHAT!?
    Shego: (deadpan) You've stopped using words.
  • In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode Wacko World Of Sports, Buster and Babs are sent flying into a trash container by an angered group of people. Upon digging himself out, Buster starts swearing in Angrish until Babs empties a bucket of water onto him.
  • This has happened to SpongeBob SquarePants a few times.
    • Likewise, it's happened to Squidward as well. "No, Squidward, we've already played Babble Like An Idiot!"
    • Another example occurs in "I'm with Stupid" when Spongebob is steadily reaching his Rage Breaking Point when the absurd stupidity of Patrick and two other starfish starts to get him.
    Spongebob: 2 + 2 = 4!
    Marty: Wow! You taught him math too!
    Spongebob: NOOOOOOO!
    Marty: And you taught him to sing!
    Spongebob: (incoherent gibberish rage)
    Marty: Uh oh, he's short circuiting, guess he was taught too much.
    • Also, Mrs. Puff says SpongeBob has a very 'colorful vocabulary' after said sponge spouts spiraling smashy random words about Mr. Krabs and his monetary greed, something unintelligible, and Mrs. Puff looks shocked after flipping through a pocket dictionary to find out what he says. To be fair, in another episode the local cursing technique is a small 13 variety of naval sounds. Makes you wonder why the heck that ancient dolphin warrior (later episode, differing season,) wasn't being treated as cursing his head off after the volcanic explosion, considering the substandard annoyance of the cursing (Lampshade Hanging) episode is a dolphin sound. The cursing episode ends with Mr. Krab's MOTHER saying a jalopy sound after hitting a similar rock to the earlier curse-initiating rock. Luckily it was just another car horn of the local Mr. Jenkins (in fact, if you read her lips carefully, you'll see that she's saying "My poor old foot!").
  • South Park's Eric Cartman goes deep into this when he doesn't get his way.
    • Also, the angry townspeople's chant of "Rabble rabble rabble!" whenever anything goes wrong in the town.
  • Looney Tunes: Inflicted upon Daffy Duck in Duck Amuck.
    • Yosemite Sam. "Raggar fraggar friggin frazzer" is one of his catchphrases. He turns it Up to Eleven in From Hare To Heir.
      • Sam is royalty in that episode. What is he, the prince of Angrand?note 
    • Especially noteworthy because "frigging" is a genuine expletive.
    • Either played straight or subverted with the Tasmanian Devil, a creature who seems in a perpetual state of being pissed off. He spit-growls, rages, and roars constantly, though has proven to be able to speak coherently when very angry. "What for you bury me in the cold, cold ground?"
    • Even Bugs Bunny is not immune to this. Most notably in Rabbit Rampage:
    • The 1959 short "Unnatural History" had a segment with a beaver damming a river. When part of the beaver's dam collapses, he starts cussing it out (or "damning" the river) unintelligibly.
  • Dr. Robotnik does this a number of times on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, usually expressing frustration that Scratch and Grounder screwed up again or that Sonic has foiled his latest evil scheme. In fact, he was one of the former images for this trope.
    • DOY! SHOU!
      • And sometimes he gets so angry he becomes reduced to jumping up and down and growling like a demented gorilla.
  • The Simpsons:
    • "$pringfield, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling" features a hilarious example when a furious Homer confronts Marge about her gambling addiction.
    Homer: [grabbing Marge] Jergiddaberdareddaarra!
    Marge: Homer, what is it? Slow down!
    Homer: [slowly] Jer gidda berda redda arra.
    Marge: Think before you say each word.
    Homer: (with Tranquil Fury) You broke a promise to your child!
    • Also from the Simpsons, in a flashback when Edna Krabappel breaks up with Moe.
    • After a Raiders of the Lost Ark shoutout where Bart steals a penny jar from Homer, he escapes onto the school bus while Homer, still in his underwear, screams and gibbers hysterically as it drives away.
    • After eating the poisonous Fugu fish, Dr. Hibbert explains the 5 stages of Death Anxiety to Homer. The 2nd is anger, to which Homer responds by yelling at Hibbert "WHY YOU LITTLE-! DEH,DOOOOH,YAHYUH!"
    • And don't forget Ned Flanders. His psychologist even explains that a treatment he received as a child to make him behave better (spanking) worked too well and so, whenever he felt anger, he could only express it by spouting a chain of incoherent made-up words.
      • "Well I'll be darn-diddly-arned." "Whoa, now, steady on there. I'm here to help, you know."
      • His anger finally overcomes this mental block and inverts the trope, his burning rage turning him into an eloquent Deadpan Snarker who delivers a city-wide "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    Flanders: Calm down, Neddly-diddily-diddily-diddily-doodily. They did their best, shoddily-iddily-iddily-iddily-diddily-diddily. Gotta be nice, hostidididildilidilly... aw, hell-diddly-ding-dong crap! Can't you morons do anything right?!
    • When Moe does this, he refers it as "choking on his own rage".
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sokka, when Aang and Toph wake him up from some well-earned rest. He gets up in his sleeping bag, hops over to Aang, babbles unintelligibly at him, hops over to Toph and babbles at her, then hops off, jibbering something that sounds like, "...running around and making noises and Sokka's trying to sleep!"
  • Zorak in the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Flipmode". A gas leak has cauased the cast to act crazy(er), and Zorak eventually takes refuge in vent. While trying to get him out, Space Ghost gets trapped in the pipe as well. Zorak starts to freak out, screaming at him to get out, and starts to shout gibberish.
  • Bender does this a lot in Futurama. One particularly funny instance occurs in the second "Reincarnation" short where his enraged grunts are accompanied by visual Swear Symbols and his body flashing red.
    • Fry, in "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back", manages to lose even more of his grasp of the English language than usual when Bender has his eccentric personality forcefully removed and downloaded to a diskette. He can only manically exclaim "But, Bender! Need brain!... For smartmaking!" to the bureaucrat who did it.
      "What did you do now? STOP DOING THINGS!"
    • Hermes (after contemplating jumping off the planet express building): "Sweet something, of someplace."
    • Also:
      "Professor! Lava! Hot!"
    • Professor Farnsworth built an angry dome for being angry in. In the episode in which it appears he paces back and forth beneath the transparent dome muttering in Angrish.
  • The Peanuts Easter special has Peppermint Patty speak Angrish after she tells Marcie to get the eggs ready to be decorated and she fries them. Peppermint Patty falls back on the good old fashioned "AAAUGH!" when Marcie cooks eggs in the waffle iron, attempts to toast or bake them and finally make egg soup.
  • Played straight and mocked often on Animaniacs. In one example the Warner Brothers (and sister Dot) were driving a wacky producer up the walls with their antics, prompting this response to a bit of Offscreen Teleportation:
    Producer: Hoyle! How'd you... with the going... you were there, but here now, you are, for me to see... How'd ya do?
    Yakko: What'd he say?
    Wakko: *mocking* Hoyle! How'd you... with the going... you were there, but here now, you are, for me to see... How'd ya do?
    Yakko: Thanks.
    • In one sketch where Dot had trouble pronouncing her Overly Long Name, she eventually flipped out and began stomping around in circles, venting an incoherent rant dotted with Sound Effect Bleeps.
  • Ed Bighead in Rocko's Modern Life often mutters incoherent babble grumpily under his breath whenever he's feeling annoyed.
  • In the Fast Forward episode "Timing Is Everything", Donatello gets the shocked version when he and Splinter go back in time to the accident that produced him:
    Donatello: Was that... did we just... were those... us?! Did I just see... my own creation? Aaah!
    Splinter: Deep breaths, my son, deep breaths.
  • It's revealed as a gag in Chowder that Schnitzel's normal speech of "radda radda radda" is just a long stream of angrish due to always being tense and frustrated.
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Yellow Submarine - Old Fred flees the invasion of his home land and finds himself in Liverpool, at the home of The Beatles. He passionately tells his plight in a stream of incomprehensible babble, ending in "Blue Meanieeees!!!", telling it to each band member in turn, exactly the same way, so by the third telling, Ringo and John join in on "Blue Meanieeees!!!"
    George: (to John and Ringo) Ah, you're nuts, the pair o' ya!
  • Muttley's "sanafrazzin rassafrassin rickrastardry" is one of his verbal tics, mainly when he's either on the receiving end of a Dastardly Dope Slap or Dastardly weasels out of giving him a medal.
    • The Vulture Squadron Flight Book, part of a mail-in premium from Kellogg's (which sponsored Dastardly & Muttley in 1969) expounds on it further, denoting what each word meant. "Sanafrazzin": Not as strong as "rasafrassin." "Rasafrassin": Like "sanafrazzin", only stronger. "Sanafrazzin rasafrassin": Wow, what you said!
  • Lemongrab from Adventure Time is like this most of the time.
    • At the end of "A Glitch Is A Glitch," Princess Bubblegum degenerates into this as she destroys the Ice King's computer.
  • In the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Never Koop a Koopa", King Koopa finally has the heroes in the position to have Princess Toadstool sign away her kingdom to him. the Princess manages to delay the transfer by asking him to order a press conference, and when he leaves his son Cheatsy (Larry) tries to get her to sign the kingdom to him. In the resulting confusion, the good guys escape, leaving a furious Koopa to chase Cheatsy around his throne bellowing.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Rarity lapses into this in "Sisterhooves Social" when Sweetie Belle's attempts to help her go awry.
    • In Twilights Kingdom Part 2, Tirek's dialogue during the fight with Twilight consists largely of enraged roaring and growling.
  • In The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode Nergal's Pizza, Nergal pulls this when he finds out that Billy poured dirty socks and used underwear in his sauce pot.
  • The Transformers the more choleric characters such as Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream and Afterburner would lapse into this if their temper got the best of them.
  • In the Transformers: Prime episode "Metal Attraction", Breakdown, who's just been buried in the ground by Airachnid, lets out a long string of angrish to which she merely replies:
    Airachnid: Sorry, can't understand you.
    • Another instance of this is in "Orion Pax, Part 1", courtesy of Arcee, after Soundwave tricks her into taking a Ground-Bridge to the Arctic before she could reach an amnesiac Optimus Prime on the Nemesis. Airachid is also prone to these, including when Soundwave pulled the same trick.
    • Par for the course, Megatron and Starscream often grunt, growl and roar when their plans (are about to) fail. Including at each other.
  • In The Flintstones, Fred Flintstone would spit out nonsense when he was angry. Either that, or he'll just growl.
  • Depending on the situation, Mr. Bogus will most of the time indulge in this, when he is really angry about something.
  • Grug from The Croods is reduced to this several times throughout the movie as he tries (and fails) to deal with new things.
  • Kent Mansly (he works for the government) from The Iron Giant has a tendency to spout this when he can't so much as get a telephone to hang up correctly.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Peridot is prone to this when she gets mad; in "Friend Ship" she growls incoherently while trying to get some ancient Gem technology working properly.
    • In "Drop Beat Dad", when Sour Cream calls out his father Marty for using a rave SC threw to promote a crappy guacamole-flavored soda, he slips into the same gibberish language spoken by his step-father Yellowtail.
    • Ruby.note 
  • Brian does this in the Family Guy episode "The Finer Strings," to which Stewie asks him why he is "engaging in cartoon profanity."
  • Thomas the Tank Engine: In her debut episode, after getting herself stuck on a level crossing, Mavis is reduced to growling and screaming incoherently in frustration. Actual narration from the episode:
    "GRRR! ARGH!", wailed Mavis.
  • Played for laughs in The Amazing World of Gumball in the episode, "The Disaster".
    Nicole: I told you to stop playing with that window but you never listen! Talking to you can be like...trying to comb the skin of a kiwi fruit! This is gonna cost a fortune! Do you think money grows on trees - well I guess it does 'cause it's made of paper - but that's not the point! I’m cutting off your allowance, we're broke enough as it is! I’m so angry I can’t think of words so I'm just gonna make sounds! BLAHGHLAGHBLAGHLAAGHUHHGH!!!
    • Happens in "The Safety" when Gumball finds out that Darwin's turned the childblocks on in the house (which has turned his genitals completely invisible instead of just being pixelated like they usually are.
    Gumball: *blood-curdling shriek followed by inarticulate hysterical gibberish*


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