- Lemongrab from Adventure Time. It says something that his first line in the show is "This castle is... in... unacceptabllle... CONDITIIION! UNACCEPTABLLLEEE!!!". Though many, if not most, of the characters in Adventure Time are large hams, our pal Lemongrab takes the cake as the largest ham, thanks to his shrill, high-pitched, constantly shrieking voice, unnecessary charisma, and sheer, undiluted rage towards everything that even remotely disagrees with him.
- Ice King too:Ice King: I'm taunting you! PSYCHOLOGICALLY!
- MAGIC MAAAAAAANN!
- For ham flambé, look no further than Flame Princess:Flame Princess: Release him... OR FEEL THE WRATH OF THE PRINCESS OF FLAMES!!!
Flame Princess: DO THE SPLITS! DO THE SPLITS THOU MILK-LIVERED MAGGOT PIE!!!!
- Actually, it's pretty fair to say that every character on Adventure Time has at least one Large Ham moment.
- Ice King too:
- Clyde Crashcup from The Alvin Show.
- Stanley Chan in The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, especially when he's in one of his many disguises.
- After seven years of wonderful, nuanced work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart now does the voice of Bullock, Stan's CIA boss on American Dad!, and he is a huge ham.
- Stan is as well. And then there's Roger...
- Speaking of Patrick Stewart and overly-sized pork products, he parodied Sean Connery's porky cameo as King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves by delivering a high-fat-and-cholesterol-filled performance of same in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Because, as everyone knows... "It's good to be the king."
- The Angry Beavers Norbert Beaver also qualifies as a Ham.
- With his trusty HELMUUUUUUTTTTT!!!!!!
- Dr Weird from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. There's his Catchphrase "Gentlemen... BEHOLD!" and then there is his tendency to announce even the most mundane of actions in a loud booming voice. "Observe, as I... ADJUST THE HEAT! MWA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!"note
- Avatar: The Last Airbender is a series just bursting with Large Hams. Not only villains and main characters, but lots of secondary and even one-time characters as well.
Zhao: "I am... a legend now. The Fire Nation will for generations tell stories about the great Zhao, who darkened the moon! They will call me Zhao the Conqueror! Zhao the Moon Slayer! Zhao, the INVINCIBLE!!!"
- Over reacting to almost everything, Sokka hams it up a couple of times every episode."I'm going to spend my vacation AT THE LIBRARY!!!""APPA ATE MOMO!!"
- Even more when he's disguised in the Fire Nation as WANG FIRE.
- Jeong Jeong. Every line that Jeong Jeong said was super serious and dramatic, especially when he angsted about how much of a BURDEN firebending is. Add to that that his voice itself is quite hammy, no matter what he is saying. Hey, his pupil Zhao had to get it from somewhere."What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives its whole life in this river, does he know the river's destiny? NO! Only that it runs on and on out of his control! He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean!""I've always wished I were blessed like you, [[Katara]]. Free of this BURNING CURSE.""Water brings healing and life. Fire brings only DESTRUCTION and PAIN."
- Ozai (HAMill again) in the finale."You're weak! Just like the rest of your people! They did not deserve to exist in this world, in my world! Prepare to join them! Prepare to DIIIIIIE!""I have all the power IN THE WORLD!"
- Like in everything else, Azula follows closely in her father's footsteps. Unlike lots of other Large Hams, she doesn't have to resort to shouting every single one of her lines. Instead she has the overwhelming charisma and just the right amount of insanity to make almost everyone cower before her instinctively. Then, once they are shaking with fear, THE HAM IS UNLEASHED!'Yes! We have defeated you for all time! YOU WILL NEVER RISE FROM THE ASHES OF YOUR SHAME AND HUMILIATION!''... Well, that was fun.Azula "Together, you and I will be the strongest couple in the entire world. WE WILL DOMINATE THE EARTH! (columns of blue fire burst from her hands)
- Azula appears just right after Season One villain Zhao was defeated (even the same episode). When it came to hamminess, her predecessor was just like her.
- While usually more of the Deadpan Snarker type, Toph also enjoys some really good hamming from time to time. Usually while beating the crap out of large numbers of much larger men by throwing around boulders. Among other things, giving the (intentionally) most hammy performance of the entire series:"I AM MELON-LORD!!! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!""WHOOOO!!! Toph, you rule!""What's your fighting name? The Fancy Dancer?!""Please, do people really want to see two little girls fighting?""Yeah, let´s break some rules!!!" (breaks a wall for emphasis)
Master Yu: It´s another one of her tricks!Xin Fu: There´s a giant hole in the box! How´s that a trick?!Toph(off-screen): It´s not.(they turn around to see her standing up the hill)Toph: It´s the real deal!(two swift motions of her arms later the two are in a rocky sandwich, another one throws them in the box. Then she leaps to the metal box, closes the hole like a curtain barehanded, jumps on top and delivers this nice piece of ham:)Toph: I am the greatest earth bender in the world! Don't you two dunderheads ever forget!(stomps on the box for emphasis, before leaping from it and creating an earthwave on which she surfs away!)
- Toph actually gets one of the most hammy moments in the show, after she invented Metalbending. Upon hearing a strange voice from behind, her kidnappers go to check on their prisoner, just to discover a big rupture in the empty metal box she was supposed to be in.
- Before any of that, we were given the "Professional Earthbenders", especially "The Boulder." Let's see... he's a pastiche of Dwayne Johnson, both in looks (sort of) and personality (Johnson's legendary character The Rock), and is voiced by another professional wrestler, Mick Foley, who is a friend of The Rock's and can be — and has been — as over-the-top and cheesy as other wrestlers. One listen to The Boulder's lines tells you that Mick was having a grand old time voicing The Boulder.
- Being one of the greatest Self Parodies in recent years, The Ember Island Players are overacting the entire time, trying to out ham each other."I'm so filled with hope that I'm TEARBENDING!""HONOOOOOOOOOOR!"
- The prison warden who imprisons Haru. It helps that he's voiced by George Takei.
- MY CABBAGES!!!
- Over reacting to almost everything, Sokka hams it up a couple of times every episode.
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!:
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold gives us AQUAMAN, Boisterous Bruiser par excellence and King of the Seas!!
- It also gave us MUSICAL HAM in the form of THE MUSIC MEISTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!
- Batman himself is a rather unusual case. He delivers every line like an overblown stage performer giving a live reading of a comic book, but somehow still manages to play the straight man. He even gets away with shouting overblown one-liners every chance he gets.
- HAMMERS OF JUSTICE
- Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis' Cornholio persona, who shouts at the top of his lungs in a faux Spanish accent, demanding t.p. and ranting about the almighty bunghole, all in a dramatic, over the top fashion."ARE YOU THREATENING ME?! YOU DO NOT WANT TO FACE THE WRATH OF MY BUNGHOLE!!!"
- Beetlejuice. The limelight is never too bright for him. Claire Brewster (Lydia's school rival) is a close second. Lydia herself is a Cold Ham, while the Netherworld is very much a World of Ham.
- While there are several good choices to pick from in the Ben 10 Universe, there are two top picks that must be mentioned. Doctor Aloysius James Animo Hams up every appearance he makes, even which makes sense when you realize that he is voiced by Dwight Schultz (The Original Captain H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock of the A-Team), and while many of Ben's Transformations Ham it up, including Feedback (his favorite), Spidermonkey, Bullfrag, Humungosaur, and Atomix... just to name a few,... one form tops the list... Rath, so much so that he's a Ham even when someone else is somehow transformed into him, and other characters have actually stated they like to just pull up a chair and sit back with a tub of popcorn to watch Rath in action. Between his calling out his attacks, yelling at anything and everything, talking in the 3rd person, using full names and titles to talk to people, mixing his metaphors and adages, and staring lines with "Let me tell you something..." Rath Hams every moment up when he appears and chews scenery like nobody's business.Rath: "LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING COUNTLESS TROPERS UNIFIED TO COLLECT, COMMENT, AND QUANTIFY EVERY PIECE OF FICTIONAL AND FACTUAL TROPINESS... RATH DOESN'T LIKE BEING PUT IN A NEAT BOX, DON'T TRY TO PUT RATH IN A NEAT BOX, YOU WOULDN'T LIKE RATH IN A NEAT BOX, CAUSE RATH IN A NEAT BOX IS LIKE AN ANGRY CAGED TIGER!!! SO THERE!!! AND YOU, TVTROPES SITE, RATH WILL BREAK YOU, RATH WILL CRACK YOU LIKE THE WEAK GIRLY EGGMAN YOU ARE MENTIONING AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST!!!"
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- The eponymous Big Guy of Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot is prone to making pronouncements like this one: "No not of this Earth surgical probe wielding invaders are going to deprive this planet's children, and their growing bones, of even one glass of wholesome milk!" The contrast between the understated, somewhat cynical Lieutenant Hunter and the overblown, jingoistic personality he takes on while piloting the Big Guy mech goes a long way to explain why almost no one ever catches on that they are one and the same.
- Limburger from the original Biker Mice from Mars series was a bit like this on most occasions and also a Small Name, Big Ego. From the new series there's Ronaldo Rump and also Hairball.
- Bob's Burgers is basically a World of Ham since overreacting seems to be their bread and butter.
- From The Boondocks, we have COLONEL H. "MUTHAFUCKIN'" STINKMEANER! He is almost always yelling at the top of his lungs.
- Jerry Colonna as the narrator in the 1950 short "The Brave Engineer".Eeeegaaaaad!!
- Mr. Bumpy from Bump in the Night also tends to ham it up. Then again, he was voiced by Jim Cummings.Bumpy: Dee-STRUCTO! Care for a little KARAOKE!?
- Elvis in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids sometimes. In "Double Trouble" Wally and Steffy want him to fake ill to call a vet. Elvis acts as if he's practically got the plague.
- Edward from Camp Lazlo is arguably the biggest ham on the show.
- Mother Brain of Captain N: The Game Master, who was voiced by the lead singer of The Four Tops (you know; the one who voiced the ever-hammy Audrey II). Always dramatic, always flamboyant, always fantastic.
- It won't be long before I, the beautiful goddess that I am, become queen of Videoland!
- Simon Belmont was barely any better.
- Captain Planet and the eco-villains in Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
- The Cat in the Hat: IIIIIII AM INDEED A CAT! And this. indeed. is a HAT!
- Mr Blik from Catscratch and any other character voiced by Wayne Knight.
- Both Snap and Skrawl from ChalkZone. The latter was played by Jim Cummings, after all.
- The entire cast of Chowder, but the title character in particular, with Mung Daal a close second.
- Clone High has Prof. Cinnamon J. Scudworth."DAMN IT! I haven't been to the Olive Garden in like FOREVER!"
- The Pusher. Nuff said.
- Codename: Kids Next Door gives us Moosk, who is both an exceptionally large ham and an Affectionate Parody of Minsc, also voiced by Jim Cummings. "Spray starch?! SPRAY STARCH!!!"
- The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken. HELLO! IT'S ME!
- On Creative Galaxy, Captain Paper speaks in a loud "superhero" type voice and likes to ham it up, despite being a captain of nothing more than paper.
- Jay Sherman from The Critic could be rather hammy from time to time, but when your voice actor is Jon Lovitz, that comes with the territory.
- Christopher Lloyd's role as "Hacker" on Cyberchase involves reading each line in a maniacal howl.
- Most characters from Danny Phantom could qualify as Large Ham at times.
- Jack Fenton: If a Large Ham is both large and eats ham (as well as FUDGE!) does this make him a large ham squared?[talking about ghosts] "...and rip it apart Molecule by Molecule!"
- "I... AM TECHNUS! GHOST MASTER OF SCIENCE AND ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY!"
- Sam actually uses this against him the first time they fight by asking him to shout out his name and motive. He happily complies, giving Sam and Tucker time to upload a virus.
- Super Danny from Identity Crisis. "I'm not alright, I'm DANNY FENTON!"
- "I am the BOX GHOST! BEWARE!"
- Lunch Lady: "PREPARE TO TASTE DEFEAT! *Beat* Aaaand would you like a nice salad with that?"
- Undergrowth: "I AM EVERYWHERE!!!"
- Jack Fenton: If a Large Ham is both large and eats ham (as well as FUDGE!) does this make him a large ham squared?
- Darkwing Duck:
- The title character from , particularly when he's monologuing. Over on the villain side, we have Negaduck (whose hammy nature is befitting, as he's DW's Evil Twin), and Tuskerninni, an ex-actor/director turned criminal:Darkwing: I caught that hateful, underhanded ham Tuskerninni robbing a bank!
Tuskernini: Objection! I am not a ham!
- Practically all of Darkwing's enemies are Grade A Hams: MegaVolt, The Liquidator, Quackerjack, and even one time villain Ordinary Guy.
- The title character from , particularly when he's monologuing. Over on the villain side, we have Negaduck (whose hammy nature is befitting, as he's DW's Evil Twin), and Tuskerninni, an ex-actor/director turned criminal:
- Dave the Barbarian:
- DC Comics:
- The DC Animated Universe version of the Joker is hammy to a certain extent.
- He was particularly hammy in the early episode "The Last Laugh", with lines such as "You're going to MELT just like a griiilled cheeeeese sandwiiich!" and (regarding a large robot) "You killed Captain Clown :(. YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!! >:("
- It's telling that the Joker had the most frequent Do Not Adjust Your Set plots, so he could broadcast his villainous (and hammy) acts to the world. Hell, let's just say that if you're playing the Joker, you're gonna ham it up.
- DCAU Joker was played by Mark HAMill, who would practice his Evil Laughs when driving along LA highways, trying to be as hammy as possible.
- The Scarecrow in Batman: The Animated Series. Especially when he's getting hauled back to Arkham:Scarecrow: I am the master of fear! The lord of despair! Cower before me and witness terror!
Harley Quinn: Hi, Professor Crane.
Scarecrow: Good evening, child. *beat* Worship me, fools! Worship me! Scream hosannas of anguish to Scarecrow, the all-terrible God of Fear!
- Averted for Scarecrow in The New Batman Adventures when the showrunners realized that, though entertaining, Crane's hamminess was working in direct opposition to his scariness. The resulting changes to his design and vocal direction worked wonders.Director Dan Riba: They just had him whisper. And that whispery rasp was so scary... and we realized, you know, maybe we were trying too hard earlier.
- Averted for Scarecrow in The New Batman Adventures when the showrunners realized that, though entertaining, Crane's hamminess was working in direct opposition to his scariness. The resulting changes to his design and vocal direction worked wonders.
- Harley Quinn ain't no slouch either, puddin'. Ditzy attitude + Joisey accent you could cut with a chainsaw + total batshit crazy infatuation with Mistah J = Masterclass in Minion Ham.
- The DCAU Penguin has his moments as well. Lampshaded in the episode "Almost Got 'im":Penguin (telling his story to the other crooks): Greetings, Batman! You have taken the bait, as I knew you would. Now, prepare to meet your end, within my Aviary of Doom!
Poison Ivy (interrupting): Aviary of WHAT?
Joker: Yeesh, Pengers! How corny can you get?
Penguin: Fah! Just because you mundane miscreants have no drama in your souls! Anyway, there he was in my Av... uh, big birdhouse...
- Maxie Zeus is a textbook example. Schizophrenically believing you're the reincarnation of a Greek god tends to do that to you.
- Black Mask chews the scenery in pretty much all of his scenes in Batman: Under the Red Hood.Black Mask: Maybe my last request was too mired in subtlety. I want this man dead. And when I say dead, I mean seriously dead! BEATEN! BROKEN! HIS HEAD MOUNTED ON MAH WALL KINDA DEAD!Black Mask: And when he shows up to shut us down, have a party waiting for him! And when I say party, I actually mean A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GONNA KILL HIM!
- The Harley Quinn version of Clayface is all but called one In-Universe. He has a tendency to lean into his every role and overact like hell, and in a behind the scenes Alan Tudyk references how he overemphasises syllables when he's in character to sound more theatrical.Clayface as Superman: Brother! It is Iiiiii, the SuperMAAAN from Kryptalon! And these people are not your enemy-
**Aquaman decapitates Clayface**
Clayface's head: ...Not my worst review.
- Speaking of Aquaman, he is one too, to the degree that Clayface's impersonation of him is entirely believable.
- The DC Animated Universe version of the Joker is hammy to a certain extent.
- Major Glory from Dexter's Laboratory.
- Donkey Kong Country:
- Bluster Kong needs to be listed simply for this one scene from the episode "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster":(while combing his hair) "There, how could Candy possibly resist me now? (looks at his comb) What's this?! Hair?! My hair?!? AAAAHHHH!!! My hair's falling out! Don't panic, don't panic. I've got just the tonic. 'For beautiful manageable hair'. 'For full-bodied hair'. 'For silky hair'. WHAT ABOUT FALLING OUT HAIR!? Keep calm, I'll... I'll combine them all together!"(Later...)"Ugh, what a smell. I can't use this. So what if I've lost a bit of hair? (looks at his comb again) AAAHH!! More hair! I'm shedding!!"
- The Big Bad King K. Rool. Find a line of his that isn't hammy to some extent.
- Bluster Kong needs to be listed simply for this one scene from the episode "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster":
- Judy and Roger from Doug.
- Dan Backslide (coward-bully-cad-and-thief) from The Dover Boys Chuck Jones short. "A runabout! I'LL STEAL IT! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!"
- DuckTales (1987):
- Magica De Spell often gets so carried away.
- The singer for the Dutch version opening hams up the singing to a new cholesterol level. Hear it for yourself.
- We also have EL CAPITAN.
- Behold the shadowy ham that is The Phantom Blot. Even hammier in his appearance in DuckTales.The Phantom Blot: MUHUHUHUHAHAHAHAHA! I'M MEAN!
- And then there was the time he became "THE PHANTOM RAIIIINBOOOOOOW!"
- Dudley Do-Right has the original old-timey, tie-a-babe-to-the-railroad-tracks, foreclose-on-a-sobbing-widow, top-hatted, cackling bad guy, Snidely Whiplash.
- While we're on the topic of Butch Hartman, why is Denzel Q Crocker such a huge ham? There's only one logical explanation... FAIRY GOD PARENTS!
- Mark Chang.MANURE! THAT'S LIKE, THE RAREST OF ALL DELICACIES ON MY PLANET! WHY ARE YOU WASTING SUCH A DELICIOUS TREAT ON SUCH HIDEOUS PETUNIAS?!?!?!?!AAAHH!! THE CUTENESS!!! IT BURNS!!!I will suck out your brains... through these BENDY STRAWS!
- Dr. Rip Studwell, as voiced by Mr Hartman himself.
- In the episode with the Turnbaums, the Turner parents' evil doppelgangers, Pa Turnbaum is physically incapable of not hamming it up whenever he appears. Deconstructed when he first appears, as his hammy self-introduction promptly attracts the attention of the police.
- Ma Turnbaum: I told you not to shout our names to the sky like that!
- By far his hammiest line, however, was this gem:Pa Turnbaum: You'll never stop us, the actual Turnbaums, FROM ESCAPING OVER THE FALLS IN THIS RUBBER RAAAAAAFT![the pair hop into said raft and begin to float away downstream]Pa Turnbaum: —WHICH WE STOLE!
- And then, of course, there is Jorgen von Strangle. Like the man he's a caricature of, at any given time he's about five seconds away from going full ham."That was another test, AND YOU FAILED!!!
- Mark Chang.
- Family Guy:
"BRING IT ON!""The sexual thrill! THE SEXUAL THRILL!""Oh, yeah! It's perfect for all the happy, active gingerbread men. (bites one in half) Except for the one with NO LEGS! Look at the parents telling their kids not to stare. (mockingly) "How does his pee-pee work, Mommy?" Well, I've got news for you, Becky: NOT SO WELL!!!"
- Joe has his moments.
"I WANNA KNOW WHOSE CUP THIS IS!""MMMBUTT SCRATCHER!!"
- Peter himself.
"HA! I GOT YOUR HAT! TAKE THAT, HATLESS! NOW GO BACK TO THE QUAD AND RESUME YOUR HACKEY-SACK TOURNEY! I'M NOT GONNA LIE DOWN FOR SOME FRAT BOY BASTARD WITH HIS DAMN TEVA SANDALS AND HIS SKOAL BANDITS AND HIS ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH LONG SLEEVE, OPEN STITCH, CREW NECK HENLEY SMOKING HIS STICKY BUDS OUT OF A SODA CAN WHILE WATCHING HIS FAVORITE DOWNLOADED SIMPSONS EPISODES EVERY NIGHT! YES, WE ALL LOVE "MR. PLOW!" OH, YOU'VE GOT THE SONG MEMORIZED, DO YOU? SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE! THAT IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF IDIOT YOU'D SEE AT TACO BELL AT 1:00 IN THE MORNING! THE GUY WHO JUST WHIFFED HIS WAY DOWN THE BAR SKANK LADDER!""WAAAHHH! WAAAHHH! YOU LIKE THAT, HUH?! YOU LIKE THAT?! WAAAAHHHH! YOU'LL JUST TUNE THIS OUT, DON'TCHA?! WAAAHH! WELL, TUNE THIS OUT! WAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!"
- As well as Stewie.
- Filmation's Ghostbusters is, in many people's opinion, a fairly tedious animated series. However, it does have the magnificently malevolent Prime Evil as portrayed by Alan Oppenheimer. Prime Evil alone makes it well worth the price of admission.
- Fillmore!: Principal Folsom has many talents, but the ability to control her volume when agitated is not one of them."RAYFORD! A metaphor!"
- Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Due to having absolutely no volume control most of the time, he has his hammy moments.
- Freakazoid!. Considering both Freakazoid and Chuckles the Silly Piggy, can we just say that any character voiced by Paul Rugg falls under this?
- I guess so. Mr. Director from Animaniacs and Nostradamus from Histeria! also fall under this, as does Rugg's live-action character of Manny the Uncanny from Disney's One Saturday Morning.
- Mr. Guitierrez definitely counts. (helps it's Ricardo Montalbán basically doing an animated Khan, present in the Star Trek folder) If you need proof, just remember that "HE IS NOT A WEENIE! YOOOOOOU ARE THE WEENIE!!!"
- Let us not forget Dr. Mystico, served up to us by Tim Curry.They called me mad! Insane! WENDELL!
- The universe of Futurama is largely a World of Ham. Some of the larger pork-products include:
"My friends, you can take away a man's rank and title, but you can never take away his integrity or his honor. Plus it was mainly Kif's fault.""I am filled with sorrow! Anger! Fear! Every emotion an actor can display!"Bender: Now that's acting! Calculon really Shatner'd the hell out of that scene.
- Zapp Brannigan. In fact, the character was originally pitched as "What if William Shatner were the captain of the Enterprise instead of Kirk?"
"We will raise the temperature of your planet by one million degrees a day, for five days.""This concept of "wuv" confuses and infuriates us!!"
- All of the Omicron Persei VIII aliens, especially LRRR, RULER OF THE PLANET OMICRON PERSEI 8!!! and his wife Ndnd. (Would you like to buy a vowel?)
- Oddly, Lrrr and Ndnd's son Jrrr (Yes, he's essentially named Junior without being named literally Lrrr Junior) somehow is quite unhammy, despite his parents.
"Windmills do not work that way! Good night!""Hello, little man... I will destroy you!"
- And, of course, alien menace/newscaster Morbo.
"Welcome, to the world of tomorrow!"
- Cryogenics recovery worker Terry greets newcomers to this World of Ham with gusto:
"Correct! This box contains our own universe!!"
- Professor Farnsworth, when awake:
"I got a part in a fancy DVD-movie! It's only one line but I'm gonna ham it up like you wouldn't believe!"
- Zoidberg's uncle Harold Zoid hilariously lampshades it in the movie Beast With A Billion Backs:
"The cruelty of the old Pharoah is no more! Let a whole new wave of cruelty wash over this lazy land!!!"
- Bender, of course:
- From "Mars University", Dean Vernon.
"Let us frolic and cavort like the Greeks of old! ...You know the ones I mean..."
- Hedonism-bot has only two defining characteristics: hamminess is one, and, well, his name kind of gives away the other one.
Nine: So dig this, Fry. Our commune has been monitoring the universe's life energy for, like, a really long time, and we're grokking some super weird junk.Fry: Um, I don't mean to be rude, but it's kind of hard to take you seriously when you say junk like "grok" and "junk."Nine: What about "commune"?Fry: Especially "commune." Come on, it's the fate of the universe, puff it up a little. Like you could say your ancient order is sensing deep upheaval in the cosmic life energy field.[Everybody murmurs.]Nine: Okay. I'll try. So, like, a really, really long time ago... [Fry motions "longer" with his hands] Eons ago? [Fry nods, approvingly] EONS ago...!
- Fry has apparently spent so much time around these large hams that he can no longer take an interest in anything, even the destruction of the universe, unless it is communicated to him in a hammy fashion. In Into The Wild Green Yonder, he instructs Number 9 Guy in basic ham oration:
Oberon: Oberon does not compromise. Oberon COMMANDS!
- Anton Sevarius. Not only is he voiced by the delicious Tim Curry, but in his first episode he spent it all play-acting a stereotypical Mad Scientist!! (In later appearances, he's slightly more subdued. Slightly.)Anton Sevarius: NO! That's my CREATION!
- Oberon, ruler of the Third Race and first-class ham, additionally hamming it up with his tendency to refer to himself in the third person.
- Also to a lesser extent, Matt Frewer as Jackal. Come to think of it, Matt Frewer is a ham overall. So... says... the LEADER!
- Puck, to a lesser degree than his Lord Oberon, though he's still capable of hamming things up if necessary."Don't interrupt! I'm on a roll!"
- And Thailog, who actively cultivates an Evil Laugh and genuinely revels in his villainy, though he can be dangerously understated when he really wants to be scary.
- The Archmage is also a pretty melodramatic guy.
- Xanatos occasionally forays into Large Ham territory, though he always manages to lampshade them. Which makes the moments hammier, since he's obviously playing it up for the sheer joy of it.
- Goliath has his hammy moments as well."I've been denied everything...even my REVENGE!"
- Anton Sevarius. Not only is he voiced by the delicious Tim Curry, but in his first episode he spent it all play-acting a stereotypical Mad Scientist!! (In later appearances, he's slightly more subdued. Slightly.)
- G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero generally chews the scenery, but a few honorable mentions:
- Cobra Commander, who does this on an almost episodic basis. Even in the Darker and Edgier movie, G.I. Joe: Resolute, he still couldn't get away from screaming his head off. Fan favorites are COBRAAAAAA and COBRA RETREEEAAAT.
- Sgt. Slaughter. The guy's a (now) retired wrestlernote , considered awesome in an organization populated by Badass Normals, pulls double-duty as Drill Sergeant Nasty, and yells all his lines like the voice actor was attempting to bully the microphone into submission.
- The Headman from the two-part DiC Entertainment continuation episode "The Greatest Evil". Every line of dialogue he has is rather hammy.
- Gravity Falls:
- You take a Cloudcuckoolander, feed her a bag of sugar, give her a massive collection of home-made sweaters and a voice that seldom goes below 75 decibels, and you've got Mabel Pines.
- Even Mabel pales in comparison to Bill Cipher.Bill Cipher: ALL RIGHT, LISTEN UP YOU ONE-LIFESPAN THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIVE-CENT SKIN PUPPETS!!!! For one TRILLION years I've been TRAPPED in my own decaying dimension, WAITING for a new universe to CALL MY OWN! The name's Bill, BUT YOU CAN CALL ME YOUR NEW LORD AND MASTER FOR ALL OF ETERNITY!!!!
- Old Man McGucket, the resident Crazy Homeless Mad Scientist.Old Man McGucket: No! This is a jig of GRAVE DAAAANGER!
- Rumble McSkirmish is a Testosterone-Poisoned fighting game character brought to life. As a nod to his inspirations, he shouts most of his lines. He is also fond of Calling His Attacks as loud as he possibly can.Rumble: YOU KILLED MY FATHER! AGAIN!
- Mentok the Mindtaker on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, who constantly plays up his own powers when he's not being a Deadpan Snarker. Say it with me now... Ooooweeee ooweeeeeeee!
- The muses from Hercules: The Animated Series get in on it as well. "Hercules was so HOT, steam looked cool!"
- If anyone else is around, Helga of Hey Arnold! is an aloof Deadpan Snarker. But once she's alone (or at least thinks she is), Helga G. Pataki unleashes a level of ham that would be impressive for a world-traveling adult, let alone a middle-school girl. Whether it be interfering with people's lives with a vaudevillian flair stolen straight from Snidely Whiplash, mooning over Arnold with an intensity that makes fireworks seem subdued, or just wrestling with her own mental issues, Helga produces enough ham that all of P.S. 118 could never hope to consume it all.
- She gets it from her Dad- Big Bob is certainly hammy, especially when ranting about beepers, and Olga can really ham when she's Wangsting.
- There's Harold, too. "Madame Fortress Mommy!"
- She gets it from her Dad- Big Bob is certainly hammy, especially when ranting about beepers, and Olga can really ham when she's Wangsting.
- The Histeria! episode with the Wright Brothers has Froggo asking them for a bag of marshmallows and a crate of leeches, and then later for a tambourine and a vat of spam; both times they tell him no. His responses: "NO?! NO?! OH NOO! NO, IT CAN'T BE!! AAAHHHHH!!!!" and "NO! NO! NOOOOO!! THIS IS A DISASTER!!!"
- Coach McGuirk from Home Movies, especially in the episode where he's deprived of sleep.
- DVD PLAYER!
- Frank Welker did it again with Inspector Gadget's Dr. Claw, which is impressive given the raspy deep voice he had. "GAAAAAAAAAAAADGET!"
- "I'll GET YOU GADGET! I'LL GET YOUUUUUUUUU!"
- Invader Zim: "WHO?! WHO DID THIS?! WHO DARES TO SOIL MY NORMAL BOY HEAD WITH THIS... PORK COW?!?!"
Zim: Help?! You?!Dib: You're the only one with the technology—Zim: HELP?!?! YOU?!?! Come to me? Your greatest, most amazing enemy? Your future slave-master and you ask for HELP?!?
- Zim is the king of this trope. Pretty much every single line he says has him screaming something.
- "You lie! YOU LIIIIIIE!!!"
- GIR. "I WAS THE TURKEY ALL ALOOOONG!!"
- Interestingly enough, when Dib breaks into his house during the Halloween special, he doesn't start yelling until after Dib ignores pretty much everything he says.
I AM THE SHADOW HOG! WHAT IS IT YOU WANT FROM ME, CHILD WHO CONJURED ME, AND CHILD WHO WAS BLESSED WITH PIG SENSES?
- Ham seems to be a class feature of Irkens, whether it's the Almighty Tallest ("Soon, all the races of the universe will serve... the IRKEN EMPIRE!"), Tak ("I should have been an Invader! I should have been part of the Great Assigning! I shouldn't have to be stealing this planet from you!"), or even little Skoodge ("So that no Irken boot has to come into contact with any unsavoury alien filth! HOO-AH!")
- Dib gets in on this too when he's feeling heroic."Mortal enemies, teaming up for THE GREATER GOOD!"
- "THE HIDEOUS FORTRESS OF SCREAMING PAIN!!"
- The Shadow Hog. The name alone is hammy.
- Ms. Bitters does this every once in a while.
"There ARE no curses, son! *contorts* MUHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!"
- Just about any character played by Richard Steven Horvitz is going to be a ham in some fashion or another. See: The hammily demented Daggett Beaver of The Angry Beavers, the hammily moronic Billy of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and the hammily well, I don't know what to call him—Rodney in Squirrel Boy. Richard actually pointed this out several times, saying that Zim is the hardest role he's ever done, because even his NORMAL speaking voice is shouting.
- Professor Membrane, as well as quite a few other Rodger Bumpass roles.
- Lucius Heinous VII from Jimmy Two-Shoes compensates for his diminutive size with scenery chewing only a wacky cartoon version of Satan voiced by Sean Cullen is capable of."You are lying to me, eyes! PUPILS! YOU BETRAY MEEE!!!!"
- Most cartoon knocks off of Elvis Presley in cartoons such as Johnny Bravo.
- In one episode called "Bearly Enough Time", Johnny meets a talking, equally hammy bear who claims himself to be "Chronos, master of all TIME!!"
- In Jackie Chan Adventures, Hakfu is known for screaming all of his attacks and being overly dramatic.Hakfu: *breaks tree in half* "Henote will fit snugly... " *points to face* "UPON MY FACE! *flys at Jackie* "FLYING SQUIRREL CRACKS ACORN!"
I'll teach you to take THINGS THAT DON'T BELONG TO YOU, CHAN!
- Johnny Test is a buffet of ham, especially Johnny, Dukey (when he's not being a Deadpan Snarker) and pretty much all the villains in the show.
- Green Arrow in Justice League. Particularly in the episode where he attacked a submarine while singing his own theme music.
- Kaeloo: Kaeloo can shift between this and Dissonant Serenity.
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Po Ping is very much this. Also, the show's starting to fill up with villain hams. Heck, even the names of places tend to be a little hammy.
- Littlest Pet Shop (2012) features Zoe Trent being as hammy as possible and even in a happy mood. She's also a walking CMOF most of the time.
- Looney Tunes:"Mine, mine, mine, mine!"Aha! I'm going to be the hero of this picture!""Wait! I haven't tried toadying, kowtowing and butt-kissing yet! I'm still begging here!""Your duck? Bah! I belong to the world.""Hey, come here! Come here! Give me a close-up. A close-up! (circle irises around him) This is a close-up?!? A CLOSE-UP, YA JERK!! A CLOSE-UP!!!""All right. Enough is enough. This is the final, the - the very, very last straw! Who's responsible for this? This... I demand that you show yourself! Who are you? Huh?!"
(Coming out of Porky's refrigerator dressed in winter gear) "What a trip! What a trip! Blizzards all the way! Snow 20 feet deep! But we had to get that serum through! It was mush, mush, mush all night! (Grabbing the dog and pushing him like a sled dog) Come on, mush, mush, mush, mush, mush! Suddenly, the glacier cracks! There's a roar! Tons of ice! No escape! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! How have things been with you?"
- And his hammiest line of all.
- And let's not forget in Space Jam: "Your shorts? From cawwwwwwwwlllllllllege-ah?"
- Yosemite Sam, Among other things, he's the self-proclaimed "Fastest gun north, south, east AAAAAAAND west of the Pecos!" and rarely speaks in anything below a full-bodied shout.Bugs Bunny: I speak softly, but I carry a BIIIIG stick!
Sam: Oh, yeah?! Well, I SPEAK LOOOOOOOOUD, and I carry A BIIIIIIIGGER STICK! AND I USE IT, TOO!
- Also Foghorn Leghorn, the boisterous—I say, boisterous, motor-mouthed rooster.note
- In the cartoons where he has a voice, Wile E Coyote.... SUUUUUPERRRRR GEEEEEEENIUSSSSSSSS!
- Maggie and the Ferocious Beast has Hamilton Hocks. He is this figuratively, though perhaps not so much literally, at least in terms of the "large" part. One of his songs is even called "Hamilton the Ham."
- The REGIS Mark V mocks your pitiful attempt at ham. It will destroy all.
- Do you know what Metalocalypse's Doctor Rockzo the Rock n Roll Clown does? COCAINE!!!!
- Skull Master from Mighty Max. Tim Curry's favorite food is ham, such as when he returns to the surface.The Sun? THE SUN. to feel the sun (beat) again, to feel the wind, To be... IN THE DAY WORLD, to be... FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
- Miraculous Ladybug:
- Chat Noir acts incredibly flamboyant and bombastic, and frequently makes bad (often cat-related) puns. Her's massively overcompensating for his repressed civilian alter ego, Lonely Rich Kid Adrien Agreste.
- Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug is no slouch in this department, either, although her bursts of hamminess are more common as Marinette than as Ladybug.
- Hawk Moth is very over-the-top in his villainous monologues. He's also Adrien's father, Gabriel Agreste, and The Stoic in his civilian identity. Guess It Runs in the Family.
- Defrosting Ice Queen Kagami Tsurugi is quite dramatic in her short tenure as Ryuko, for much the same reasons as Adrien/Chat.
- The Duke of Detroit in Motorcity, to the point where he always needs to make entrances like he's a rock star (appropriate, as he's voiced by Dee Snider). Texas is also this, when he's deluded that he's the leader of the group. And to a lesser extent, Abraham Kane.
- Most characters on My Gym Partner's a Monkey act like this, Jake Spidermonkey being the most obvious example.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic may as well be called My Little Porky: Friendship is Hammy:
- Next time you sit down and watch the show, remember to bring a plate, because chances are Tabitha St. Germain is gonna fill it with liberal amounts of ham. When Rarity turns on the histrionics, she turns on the ham as well. You will believe a pony can ham. That said, Rarity hams practically always. She just adjusts her ham between "normal" and "11". And then there is "Simple Ways"... by adopting an over-the-top version of Applejack's Southern accent for pretty much the whole third act, things went to Ludicrous Ham.
- Next you have Photo Finish, Fountain of Memes extraordinaire, who hams up every scene she's in with... DA MAGICKS.
- Ham seems to belong to fashion. Hoity Toity is about as hammy as Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer he is based on, isn't.
- Princess Luna; being a massive ham was required out of royalty a thousand years ago, which she's retained after all this time (complete with Flowery Elizabethan English). THIS IS THE TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT WAY OF HAMMING IT UP!
- The Great and Powerful Trixie (surprisingly not voiced by St. Germain this time, but by Kathleen Barr) is pretty much made of pork, appropriate for her role as a Stage Magician and Fake Ultimate Hero. Then she returns two seasons later and is every bit as hammy as before, if not more so, due to the Alicorn Amulet causing her to go Drunk on the Dark Side. She's even a Large Ham when she's apologizing for her behavior after making a HeelFace Turn once the Amulet is removed.
- Discord, the supremely aptly-named villain of the Season 2 opener, is deliciously, maliciously mean. He's voiced by John de Lancie. His ham isn't reserved for his evilness, either. You can't spell "Discord" without "disco."
- Pinkie Pie's boundless energy combined with her shaky grasp on reality lends her well to this trope.
- Iron Will from "Putting Your Hoof Down." He's essentially Hercule, Hulk Hogan, and Mr. T rolled into the body of a minotaur.
- Flim and Flam aren't too hammy when they just talk, but their introduction is pure ham. Like Trixie, they are showponies.
- From the season finale we have Queen Chrysalis (voiced by Kathleen Barr, like Trixie), who likes her love with a side of scenery.
- The Hub: where puppies and kittens play together, where friends drop by for a visit, and where rainbows PUNCH HOLES IN THE SKY!!!
- Rainbow Dash in general tends to be quite bombastic, befitting her Awesome Ego.
- From much earlier, Nightmare Moon... which should seem natural for her, being Princess Luna's Superpowered Evil Side.
- Also at the very beginning of the series, we meet Steven Magnet, the sea serpent with the (half) BEEYOOOTIFUL MOOUSTAAACHE.
- Fluttershy, of all ponies, gets her turn. "You're... going... to LOVE MEEE!!!!!"
- In "Power Ponies", the Mane-iac is such a large ham that the other characters in the show are put to shame. She's engaged in an Evil Laugh for roughly 90% of her screentime.
- Lord Tirek definitely qualifies: "YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT BELONGS TO ME!!!"
- Even Twilight Sparkle, in the first episode, no less: "All the ponies in this town are KA-RAZY!"
- Averted by Starlight Glimmer (voiced by Kelly Sheridan), who first appeared in the fifth-season premi-"QUIET!!!!!"
- The Canterlot High campus isn't exactly kosher, either. The first film alone gives us Sunset Shimmer's One-Winged Angel form.
- "Gauntlet of Fire" brings us Dragon Lord Torch. "'AGREE WITH ME!'"
- Friendship is Magic likes its villains with a heavy helping of pork.
- "NOW I TRULY AM THE STORM KING!! AND THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BOW TO MY BA BA BA BOOM BABY!!!"
- Rare non-verbal example: Harchi from Oscar's Oasis. He frequently enjoys dancing, acting goofy and even flashes a series of over-the-top poses for scoring a single point in a game of tennis.
- Skipper from The Penguins of Madagascar. Especially evident in the episode "In the Line of Doody."Skipper: The Clock. Is. Ticking.
Kowalski: Sooo... were those dramatic pauses really necessary then?
Skipper: [dramatic pause] Yes.
- Phineas and Ferb:
- Dr. Doofenshmirtz. "CURSE YOU, PERRY THE PLATYPUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!"
- He is later upstaged by THE REGURGITATOR! (Dramatic Thunder)
- "You can start by making me a FRESH POT OF COFFEE!" (Dramatic Thunder)
- Candace Flynn is always dramatically overreacting to everything.
- Bluto from Popeye. Olive Oyl even sang about it in a Romeo and Juliet based musical in one of the cartoons."Get out scram/Clumsy ham!/You're a monkey/With a beard."
- The Pound Puppies (2010) episode "Prince and the Pupper" features Squirt meeting his deadringer, Cuddlesworth P. Wigglebottom. And he is outright deliciously hammy when he tries to fit in with the gang by using Squirt's teachings and manners. And Mr. Cuddlesworth brings back the ham for his second appearance in "The Ruff Ruff Bunch".
- The Powerpuff Girls:
(One day at school, Bubbles savagely tackles Blossom to the ground while playing "Duck, Duck, Goose".)Bubbles: HA! I got you! You're out! Gone! Finished! You were beaten down, sister, by CUTE! LITTLE! BUBBLES!!!!Blossom: (shocked beyond belief) Sheesh, relax. It's just a game.
- Mojo Jojo. CURSES!!! "You cannot defeat me, for I am undefeatable, I am Moooooojoooo Jojo! That is my name, Mojo Jojo. The name I am telling you, for it is mine."
- Even Bubbles, the most sweetest, gentle and playful out of the three girls can turn into one whenever someone pushes her WAY over the edge, Most notably in "Bubblevicious":
- The (Dark) Princessnote from Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer.
- Jet from Ready Jet Go! is like this all the time. In just one example, here's some lyrics from what may be the most hammy song of all time, "The Milky Way""WE'RE SWIRLING! WE'RE SPINNING! WE'RE SPIRALING NIGHT AND DAY! IN OUR GALAXY, THE MILKY WAY! Good evening, frieeeends!"
- In The Mask: The Mask unlike his unmasked self can go from calm to large ham at a unpredictable rate such as when he gets a cold that is killing him and he goes over the top with it which Pretorius asks if he's dead or is it symptom number 8 which is over dramatic.Mask: Thank you Milo. Good Boy. But your master's beyond that kind of help now. (he drops to the floor with his tongue sticking out)Pretorius: Dead or symptom number 8? Over-acting.
- In ReBoot, Hexadecimal can go from subdued to large ham on a whim. Usually with a suitable change of face to go with it.I don't know if I should talk to you, OR KILL YOU!!!
- Slagar the Cruel from the Redwall cartoon. Once again, voiced by Tim Curry.
- Hell, just him introducing himself is hammy. "I...am Slagar...the cruel!"
- The reveal? "I AM CHICKENHOOOOUUUUUUNNNNNDDDDD!"
- Asmodeus from the first series was also a ham of epic proportions despite about 90% of his dialogue consisting of his own name.
- And the other 10%? "I...shall show you...ETERNITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!"
- Regular Show has some Large Hams: Rigby, especially when he yells "STOP TALKING!!!"; Muscle Man, mainly when he go "WHOOO!!!" and whenever he squeals like a pig; Benson, chiefly when he's pissed off; The Sensei who let out three Big "NO!"'s in "Death Punchies."
- Mordecai had his moments of hamminess and it's very unusual to hear JG Quintel raise his voice.
- Ren from The Ren & Stimpy Show. What do you MEAN you dont agree with me?! Do you know who you're DEALING WITH?!
- Tzekel-Kan of The Road to El Dorado is also a rather large ham.Tzekel-Kan: I KNOW what you are. and I KNOW what you are NOT. And you are NOT. GODS!!!
- "Now EVERYONE will know the truth... of your... DIVINITY!"
- Mok from Rock & Rule:I don't offer you just anything - I OFFER YOU EVVVVVVVERYTHING!I'm the biggest thing since World War III!She can sing or SHE CAN SCREAM! (calmly) But she still pissed me off.YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME! I... AM... MOK!
- Ed Bighead from Rocko's Modern Life. Just his voice and the way he talks is extremely hammy. Most characters voiced by Charlie Adler fall under this, since Ickis, The Red Guy and Mr. Whiskers are quite large hams themselves.
- Although she usually behaves like the very opposite of a ham, Misery from Ruby Gloom sometimes gets into this role with remarkable ease:
- "I'm also the Queen of Disasters, by the way. And the Princess. And the Baroness. And the Countess!! And the Viscountess!! THE EMPRESS!!!"
- "BEWARE!!!...of the cupboard!"
- "As my great-great-great-aunt used to say whenever she got BLASTED out of a volcano... well, she mostly just screamed. But the point is: Try, try and try again!"
- Misery seems to be some kind of inflatable ham, who can slip in and out of hammy acting at the drop of a hat. Many of her lines are half ham, half deadpan.
- Scaredy Bat also has his moments of ham as well.
- Michael Bell's Lex Luthor in the Ruby-Spears Superman cartoon. Probably because aside from his occupation as a Corrupt Corporate Executive, most of the inspiration for the character came from Gene Hackman's portrayal in the films.
- Alvin from Sabrina: The Animated Series. "Don't EVER laugh at me!"
- Samurai Jack:
- "Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shapeshifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable ham! But, a foolish samurai warrior, wielding a magic sword, stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I TWORE open a portal in time, and flung him into the future, where my ham is LAW! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is AKU!!!"
- His first line (asides from the opening sequence) is both hammy and awesome, despite it being said in a rather quiet voice: "Once again, I am free to smite the world as I did in days long past."
- The Spanish dub out-hams it, as Aku has... well, this voice.
- "ENOUGH! Here's the truest tale of them all! There was an all-mighty, all-powerful wizard, and there was a pathetic little samurai! And the wizard DESTROYED HIM!!! THE END!"
- "Once upon a time, there was a little girl with an adorable red cape and GREAT FLAAAMING EYEBROWS!"
- "Samurai, samurai...why won't you DIEEEE!?!?"
- The series has another large haggis- er, ham, in the Scotsman. Big, bold, brash, and very strong, his voice just doesn't seem to have a volume controlnote . In his first appearance, there's a point where Jack is surprised that an attack of his did not break the Scotsman's sword. The Scotsman's response?"MAGIC RUNES, laddie!"
- Season 5 introduces Scaramouche, a bombastic Musical Assassin and amazingly Campy robot.
- Scaredy from Scaredy Squirrel hams it up a few times.
- Scooby-Doo: Scooby and possibly Shaggy.Velma: Oh, what a ham.
- Greetings and bienvenue, Tropers! You may remember V. V. Argost from his delightful television program, V. V. Argost's Weird World... Or perhaps from the Evil Plan that's slowly but surely leading him to world domination.
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Sea Hawk, a boisterous, swashbuckling himbo who loves "ADVENTURE!", singing his own theme song (which he wrote himself) at the top of his lungs, and setting his own ship on fire. He does have a softer, more subtle side, but he definitely pulls out all the stops, and then sets them on fire, when he gets the chance.
- Mermista seems to be picking it up from him in Season 4, with "Mer-Mysteries" having her put on an overplayed display of murder mystery enthusiasm...ironically enough, given that her main characterisation before that is as a Deadpan Snarker with a line in Flat Joy.Frosta: How are you doing that?
Mermista: I PRACTICE AT HOME!
Glimmer: [Face Palm]
- Double Trouble could loosely be described as a Chaotic Neutral theatre kid with shapeshifting powers and a taste for manipulation and mayhem. In disguise, they're generally fairly subtle and do their best to stay in-character, but when they're in their true form, expect them to be a bit over-the-top.Double Trouble: TA-DA! Thank you, thank you.
- Mermista seems to be picking it up from him in Season 4, with "Mer-Mysteries" having her put on an overplayed display of murder mystery enthusiasm...ironically enough, given that her main characterisation before that is as a Deadpan Snarker with a line in Flat Joy.
- The Simpsons: "Duffman! Oooooh Yeah!"
- That brown spot needs a little H2O... OHH YEAH! [Moe plasters a sticker onto his face] DUFFMAN... CAN'T BREATHE! OOOOH NO!
- Superintendent Chalmers saying "SKINNEEEEEEEEEEEER!"
- Three words: "Agggh, Sideshow Bob!"
- Krusty The Clown. HEY, HEY!
- When he's allowed to speak at all, Sideshow Mel takes this to rrridiculous new heights!Sideshow Mel: I'll see to it that Mr. Burns suffers the infernal machinations of Hell's grim tyrant!
- "Deep Space Homer", Race Banyon (played by Hank Azaria)"They'll clog the instruments!", "Oh my God, the ants are shorting out our navigation systems!", etc.
- Homer himself has many hammy moments. Once scene for example in "Bart Gets Famous", in which Homer immediately assumes the worst upon seeing a completely ordinary cardboard box with Bart's hat on it:"He's a box! My boy's a box! DAMN YOU! A BOOOOOOOOX!"
- Also, Troy McClure (shows the most during the musical version of Planet of the Apes he stars in.)Troy: WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
Dr. Zaius: I think you're crazy.
Troy: I WANT A SECOND OPINION!
Dr. Zaius: "You're also lazy.
- MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!!
- South Park: Cartman, Randy Marsh, and Professor Chaos for starters. Mel Gibson takes this trope Up to Eleven.
- Space Ghost: Does Brak count as a Large Ham?
- The Spectacular Spider-Man has Mysterrrrrio, who, true-to-form, embodies and revels in this trope. Only when he's "performing", though.
- Doc Ock hams it up quite a bit. "TREACHERYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"
- Also Green Goblin (just like in the comics), though this is likely deliberately done to avoid people connecting him with the always calm and controlled industrial businessman Norman Osborn.
- And he's voiced by Steve Blum.
- Venom gets his fair share of hammy moments, and having the Voice of the Legion ups his hamminess: "From now on, we're poison to Peter Parker and Spider-Man. WE'RE VENOM!"
- Doc Ock hams it up quite a bit. "TREACHERYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!"
- Spider-Man: The Animated Series from the early nineties, which has pretty much every character fall into hamminess at one point, especially the villains.
"NOOOOOOO! STOP STAAAAAARING AT MEEEEEEEE!""Ohhh... Peter Parker's here! Now the party can really begin!"
- Special mention goes to Neil Ross as Norman Osborn / the Green Goblin, who has not a single line that isn't pure 100% pork.
"I told you NOT TO CALL ME NAMES!"
- Also, the Scorpion.
Yeeeeeeesss... YEEEEEESSSS! We RECALL replicating...Say... ALOHA!!!
- No love for Venom?
- For that matter, where's the love for Peter? Particularly in his black suit. "SHOCKEEEEEEER! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EAAAAAAAAAARTH!"
- SpongeBob SquarePants The show in general is a World of Ham.
- One word: CHOCOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!
- SpongeBob himself is prone to this, either when overreacting or when pushed over the edge.
- "This looks like a job for THE HALL MONITOR!"
- "LISTEN TO ME YOU CRUSTACEOUS CHEAPSKATE! Squidward's been living at my house, driving me crazy! AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HIRE HIM BACK ALL BECAUSE OF A STUPID DIME?!
- Patrick's no slouch in this department either, as his multitude of Memetic Mutations prove:
- Of course, in the world of SpongeBob, no hams are as large, in charge, or as loud, as King Neptune. Every line he has sounds inherently louder than all the other characters in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, even when he's not shouting/screaming. Standout examples include: "I'M ON TO YOU KRABS! You have stolen the royal crown, you cannot deny! For clever as you are you left one DAMNING piece of evidence at the SCENE... OF THE CRIME!!!" and the ever famous "MY CROWN IS IN THE FORBIDDEN SHELL CITY!!!? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
- Both Jabba the Hutt and his Evil Uncle Ziro in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ziro in particular seeing as his voice is based on Truman Capote. "One day Ah'll rule tha hutts!"
- The Space Pirate Hondo Ohnaka. Anything he says is hammyness at its most glorious.
- "THIS EFFORT! IS NO LONGER! PROFITABLE!"
- The Space Pirate Hondo Ohnaka. Anything he says is hammyness at its most glorious.
- Steven Universe:
(chasing off seagulls) Run back to your masters! Tell them we're not afraid of your kind!
- Ruby has every emotion perpetually cranked up a few ticks past the average, leading to somewhat overdramatic tendencies. This resulted from Charlyne Yi's performance, which led to Rebecca Sugar changing the poses to compensate (link contains spoilers).
- Peridot is probably the all-time ham winner for the show, though. She's been compared to Invader Zim on more than one occasion.Peridot: (on winning) Victory is mine! Praise me! PRAISE ME!!Peridot: (on being locked in a car) How could this happen to me, the great and lovable Peridot?! I THOUGHT WE WERE FINALLY FRIENDS LIKE YOU WANTEEEEEED!
- Her best ham to date would still be in the episode "Message Received", as she completely loses her temper in an argument with Yellow Diamond about the potential Earth has for Gemkind. Yellow Diamond let her emotions overrule reason, which is against everything Peridot was told to believe.Yellow Diamond: What do YOU know about the Earth?!Peridot: APPARENTLY MORE THAN YOU, YOU... CLOD!
- Her best ham to date would still be in the episode "Message Received", as she completely loses her temper in an argument with Yellow Diamond about the potential Earth has for Gemkind. Yellow Diamond let her emotions overrule reason, which is against everything Peridot was told to believe.
- Connie doesn't do it often, but she has some untapped talent in the field.
- Jamie is also full of these. As an aspiring actor, he delivers one ham after the other.
- Pearl has her moments too. She delivers many a ham speech, with some being genuinely epic, and others being a little too over the top. The best example of this is in "Back to the Moon", where she tells Amethyst-as-Jasper in an overdramatic tone that she'll never talk. This does not sit very well with the Ruby squad.Amethyst: Pearl, pipe down! That one Ruby looks like she wants to throw you out in space!
- Sardonyx, fusion of Pearl and Garnet has the personality of a stage magician crossed with a talk show host and is prone to a loud Noblewoman's Laugh.
- Stickin' Around:
- Stork from Storm Hawks, if you're searching for neurotic, Twitchy Eye flavored ham.
- Can Richard Newman, as the voice of M. Bison in the animated Street Fighter series, really compete with Raúl Juliá's live action portrayal of the character for sheer hamminess? Yes! Yes! See the context of this deliciousness here.
- Super Mario World:
- The Super Hero Squad Show: While the Super Hero Squad live in a World of Ham, Doctor Doom stands out. Thor, Wolverine, and Captain America are hammy but to a much lesser extent. Loki is another hammy villain.
- The Warden from Superjail! is essentially a sociopathic, reality warping Willy Wonka taken Up to Eleven.
- Few of the character from Team Umizoomi Would at least have a Large Ham moment.
- Teen Titans:
- Brother Blood has a flair for the dramatic and a tendency to go quite over the top when his plans are working (or when they're not and he's angry at someone because of it, for that matter). Word of God says this was done deliberately to make a contrast with the previous two seasons' Big Bad, Slade.
- NOTHING CAN DEFEAT THE BRILLIANCE OF DR. LIGHT!
- "You'll never stop the Amazing Mumbo!"
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003): You dare to mention the One True Shredder? Fools! You will all pay! None of you will leave this place alive! MWAHA, AHAHAHAHAHAA!!!note
- ThunderCats: Mumm-Ra, THE EVER-LIVING!!!
- The Tick. His conversational style is the verbal equivalent of Mundane Made Awesome, even when he isn't monologuing about Good and Evil. In the live-action version, he was played by scene connoisseur Patrick Warburton.
- Most of the villains would qualify too, particularly the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight.
- El Seed. "No one could survive that much corn!"
- Megatron from Transformers. Although he varies between series, it's usually agreed that the Beast Wars version has the greatest taste for pork, followed closely by G1.
- Starscream enjoyed pork, but not enough to truly qualify as Large Ham - until Transformers Animated. When Bumblebee blasts him with electricity while he was talking to Megatron, his reply is to grab Bumblebee, pull him to within an inch of his face, and shout, "You interrupted MY SPEEEEEEEEEEECH!"
- The literally planet-sized ham that is Unicron! Especially when he's voiced by Orson Welles himself.
- While Unicron's good counterpart, Primus, isn't nearly as talkative, when he does speak up, it is with an appropriate tone of Biblical proportions.
- Beast Wars also has Inferno, a Predacon whose fire ant alt-mode is a bit too dominant, making him something of a Bunny-Ears Lawyer who call Megatron his "queen". He really, really likes to set things on fire while yelling "BURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!"
- Verminious Snaptrap, The Chameleon, Bird Brain, pretty much EVERY villain on T.U.F.F. Puppy. The lead character Dudley also falls under this.
- The Venture Bros.' Doctor Orpheus:Do not be too hasty in entering that room; I had Taco Bell for lunch!Fetch me my BLUE WINDBREAKER!
With every fiber of my being, I stab at thee! As long as blood flows through this heart, I will hunt you down! I will be the stuff of your children's nightmares! *muffled* ...AND THEN, when nothing can be heard but your cries of agony, I will PULL THE CHAIN and let the beast devour you! Mark my words...I will have my revenge... DOCTOR VENTURE!!
- And the Monarch can ham it up with the best of them when he's in his full-on villain mode.
"Break up into groups, I want lists and solutions by the time I finish this jee-ooce box! Warning! I am thirsty! And it is fruit punch, and it is delicious!"
- IGNORE ME!!!
- "...Yes, Dr. Venture, WIRED! Like a bomb strapped to a killer whale, set to go off the moment you try to free yourself!!"
- Captain Sunshine: "WONDERBOOOOOY!!! WONDERBOOOOOOOY!!!"
- Mr. Impossible has some of it as well, in early episodes. Being played by Stephen Colbert didn't hurt. He tends to be hammy in the Mad Scientist sense.
- General Treister combines this with Cloud Cuckoolander and Four-Star Badass in the best ways possible.
- Wander over Yonder:
- This universe is definitely a World of Ham. Almost every character can qualify for this trope, but most notably, we have Wander, an idealistic, hyperactive Cloudcuckoolander who travels the galaxy helping others, and Lord Hater, an evil overlord who also happens to be an arrogant (yet insecure) Psychopathic Man Child that could give any Disney villain a run for their money. The two of them frequently engage in Ham-to-Ham Combat and it's GLORIOUS.
- Season 2 brings us Lord Dominator, who is basically a sadistic teenage girl thrust into the role of a supervillain. She constantly acts like she's having the time of her life, even (or rather especially) when she's destroying entire planets.
- Speaking of villains, we also have Emperor Awesome, a campy frat boy whose parties destroy entire planets.
- And of course, we have Dr. Screwball Jones. Picture Weird Al playing a PG version of The Joker who is obsessed with puns and practical jokes. Then pit him in Ham-to-Ham Combat against Wander doing an impression of 1960s Batman. What do you get? One of the hammiest episodes in an already hammy show.
- "EVIL SANDWIIIIIIICH!!!" .
- Johnny from Tales of Worm Paranoia from What A Cartoon! Show. "YOU FILTHY CHILDREN!"
- Nigel Thornberry of The Wild Thornberrys, voiced by Tim Curry, is pure ham.
- "Helloooooo, I'm Nigel Thornberry."
- The Whammer from WordGirl. Yeah, wham!
- Ace, the host of the reality talent show "WOW!" from World of Winx is this, particularly on camera. Off-camera, he's basically a short-tempered prima donna.
- Lorelei, Bloom's replacement as co-host (Long story!), is also this to a slightly lesser degree.
I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me... and be broken!You presume to attempt to destroy me, mutant? You shall PAY for your hubris! RIGHT NOOOOOOOW!
- Storm felt the need to shout loud proclamations and poetic verses while using her powers. "WINNND AND WATERRR, WHIIIIIRL AND RAAAAAAGE!" One of Rogue's very first lines in the series is a comment that she should ease up a little. Hell, Storm even said normal things dramatically, like once when she and Cyclops had to split up, Storm's parting words were "I SHALL MEET YOU AT THE MONORAIL!"
- Big Bad Apocalypse has ham as far beyond mutants as they are beyond you! He is the ham ETERNAL! And he's voiced by no less than John Colicos - aka Kor, the first Klingon in Star Trek. Who of course returned in DS9 even hammier than he was in TOS.
- Omi, Raimundo, and most of the villains from Xiaolin Showdown for that matter.
- Mrs. Claus introduces Snow Miser in The Year Without a Santa Claus by saying "Here he comes, the big ham."
- His brother, the Heat Miser, might actually be an even bigger ham.
- That's a mystery but they're hammy in their own special as well.
- His brother, the Heat Miser, might actually be an even bigger ham.
- Superboy from Young Justice can get surprisingly hammy when he yells. Especially in episode 2.