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Whereas the Big "NO!" expresses displeasure or despair, the Big "Yes!" can express extreme pleasure (such as charging up a boarding ramp and gaining superpowers), but it can also be used by Large Hams as a way of expressing joy, agreement, or — if the ham is extra large — the reply to a completely mundane yes or no question.

Also can be used as a response to obvious or rhetorical questions in which cases it means, "Geez, you really think so, Sherlock?" or "Just do it already!"

It can be uttered quickly or drawn out, as long as it leaves an impression of some sort. Can be substituted with "yeah" or "yay". Foreign language examples are also welcome.

Often a major component of The Immodest Orgasm and the Power High trope. May also be used during a "Hell, Yes!" Moment.

A Sub-Trope of Big Word Shout. Might overlap with Metal Scream.

Compare Rapid-Fire "Yes!" Contrast Big "NO!", Big "WHY?!" and Big "NEVER!". Not to be confused with the big British progressive rock band.


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  • "OH YEAH!" is the catchphrase of soft-drink spokesthing Kool-Aid Man. He always shouts it just after breaking through a wall.
  • Herbal Essences' countless adverts for their shampoo and conditioner range will almost always feature someone yelling "YES!" repeatedly in increasing volume.
  • One Progressive ad has the customer being so pumped up about saving money that he screams "YES!" when asked about it.
  • We get a Big "NO!" and a Big Yes in this Snickers ad.
  • This happens on the Ad Bumpers for Saturday mornings on CBS during the 1987 and 1988 seasons:
    "Gonna par-ty! (Yeah, yeah!) Right here on CBS! (YEAH!)"
    "Gonna PARTY! Here on CBS! (YEAH!)"

    Anime & Manga 
  • Nichijou: A variation, but Yukko screams "YYYYYYAAAAAAAAATTTTTTAAAAAAA!" at the top of her lungs when she manages to score a full 80% on her test. In slow motion, to boot.
  • Muruta Azrael belts out a big "YATTAAAA!" in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (dubbed into a Big Yes).
    • In context, this is because he's just found the means to commit mass nuclear genocide.
  • In Castle in the Sky, one of Dola's boys, Louie, as voiced by Mandy Patinkin, gleefully shouts this after Dola agrees to let Pazu and Sheeta accompany them. He follows this up with a "No more swabbin' the decks! Hooray!"
  • Hajime no Ippo: A big "YATTAAAAAA!!" is pulled by Ippo after he wins the Japanese title.
  • Classic Narmtastic Dragon Ball Z dub example: [1] I! CAN! DO! THIS!" not surprisingly it overlaps with Power High.
  • In Bakuman。, the typical response of Mashiro and Takagi to getting serialization.
  • In Happy Yarou Wedding, Shouta gives several of these combined with a Happy Dance when he thinks Yuuhi's going to become his mama, and again when he learns Yuuhi will move in.
  • In the Japanese audio of Pokémon: The Series, Satoshi (Ash) would often shout "YATTA!" after winning a tough match or catching a Pokémon.
    • After guilt-slinging Ash into travelling with her, May turns to the camera, pumps her fist and exclaims "YES!"
  • Back when Crunchyroll still subtitled (some) anime theme songs, the "sou, sou, sou!" in Gachinkou de Ikou, one of Shugo Chara!'s ending themes was translated as "yeah, yeah, yeah!".
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie has the scene where Tails calls out Robotnik for kidnapping the President. So intense is his robotic henchmen's "YES!" that Robotnik falls over.
    Robotnik: Do you think I'm capable of something that underhanded? Me?!
    Robots: YES!
  • Present Mic from My Hero Academia has the power to shout very, VERY LOUD so he used a weaponized Big Yes.

    Asian Animation 

    Fan Works 
  • Always Visible: When Galbraith leaves "Orcinus Orca Osteria" in upset feelings, when asked by the waiter what he thinks about their establishment, the inspector answers this way.
  • Anger Management:
    • Chandler shouts, "YES!" when he wins a prize in the raffle.
    • Lincoln shouts, "YES!" when his parents end his grounding early.
  • Nebular and another alien exchange a long flurry of these and Big Nos in Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie.
  • Snappy in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Empath's Wedding" when he first hears that Empath and Smurfette are going to be married.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: After Italy told all the countries he was dating both Germany and Japan, let's just say this is their reaction.
  • Half-Life: Full Life Consequences: Hero Beggining has everyone around Henry Freeman deliver this, especially in the Djy1991 Machinima's "YEAH!" Shot.
  • In The Legend of Total Drama Island, Lindsay has been tasked with giving her friend Sadie a bad haircut during the phobia challenge, and cuts loose with a Big YES when she realizes that she can use extensions to do a reversible job.
  • Cross in This Bites! when Luffy orders all of the Straw Hats to shoot down the World Government flag in Chapter 39.
  • OL says this in With This Ring when he sees the newly-freed Teth Adom in the flesh.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, Kaiba has this reaction when he realizes that his crashing plane is being rescued by magical dragons just like in his recurring dream.
    Yami: Téa, do you see what I'm seeing?
    Kaiba: (as the dragons save his plane) YES! YEEEESSSS! YEEEEEEEEEEE—
    Téa: That depends, do you see three Legendary Dragons helping a plane land while Seto Kaiba has what sounds like the biggest orgasm of his life?
    Yami: Okay, good. So I wasn't imagining that.
  • Natural Selection: When Ryuko first asked Mako out on a date and she agreed to it, she let out a massive "fuck yes!" when she was out of sight that could be heard all across Honno City.
  • True Potential: In Chapter 79, Naruto declares that his life goal is to make his student Hanabi (who has strong dislike of swearing) say either "fuck" or "shit". In the omake from the same chapter, he's overjoyed and shouts "YES!" when she accidentally says the word "shitty" in response to her teammate Kanji's poem.

    Films — Animation 
  • Aladdin:
    • Jafar, disguised as an old man, screams out that word when he finally gets the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. In the climatic battle, he utters "Yes" two times when he turns from a giant cobra to an all-powerful genie, due to his third wish.
    • Aladdin gets one after his first kiss with Jasmine, and promptly jumps backwards off the balcony (he knows Carpet is there to catch him).
  • The Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie: Spongebob lets out a massive "YEEEEEEEEEES!" and then the memetically deranged "YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!" when he mistakenly believes he's been elected as the manager of the Krusty Krab 2.
  • The Electric Piper: Sly shouts "YEAH!" when he sees the kids wanting to join him.
  • In Incredibles 2, when Edna witnesses Jack-Jack's vast array of superpowers, gives one in delight. You can practically read "INSPIRATION!" written across her face.
  • Eric Idle gives us a really wonderful one during a song sequence in The Secret of NIMH 2.
  • Toy Story:
    • Sid is introduced with one of these and a loud cackle.
    • Sid does a quieter one when he gets the idea to blow up Buzz with the rocket.
    • Woody, when he remembers the match in his holster Sid put there, and that he can use it to light the rocket to get him and Buzz back to Andy. The match blows out when a car drives past.
  • Toy Story 2: While Al is on the phone to Konishi in his office, and Konishi is heard offering to pay whatever price Al wants, Al lets out two of these in a row.
  • In Turning Red, Mei lets out one when she transforms back to human for the first time.
  • Max in Yellow Submarine, after the Chief Blue Meanie decides at the end that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em:
    Max: Yyyyesss, your Newness!

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The famous scene from When Harry Met Sally...: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! Ahh! Ohh! Ohh, yes! YES! YES! Ohhh...! ohh... Oh, God!...
  • The newly emotional Lt. Commander Data gives a big "Yes!" after destroying Lursa and B'Etor's Bird of Prey in Star Trek: Generations. Punctuated with a second fist pump.
  • Happens twice in the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal movie, Running Scared (1986).
  • Finding Forrester: "YES! YES! YOU'RE THE MAN NOW, DOG!"
  • In Young Frankenstein, Fredrick's fiance asks him something to the effect of "Would you really want me, now, so soon before our wedding, so close you can almost taste it?" His response is a Beat, then this. He then proceeds to fling his face into her cleavage.
    • Frau Blucher lets loose a series of these, accompanied by a violin.
  • See also History of the World Part I, specifically the scene with Empress Nympho selecting guards based on their, uh, attributes.
  • The Eddie Cantor movie musical Palmy Days had the song and Busby Berkeley Number "Yes! Yes!"
  • The Last Airbender: Zhao talks to Fire Lord Ozai.
    Ozai: And you think my son might be this person the soldiers are calling the Blue Spirit?
  • Warriors of Virtue: Komodo, being the Large Ham that he is, answers a Big "NO!" with a Big Yes.
  • Easy A has the "Oh yeah!" version during the fake sex scene.
  • Masterminds (1997), toward the end of the movie, when the Big Bad, played by Patrick Stewart, sees a light at the end of the tunnel, he assumes he's escaped, and lets out a series of increasingly larger Big Yes-es. Then he sees what actually lies outside the tunnel, a long drop into a sewage canal, and lets out a Big "NO!".
  • In Home Alone and ''Home Alone 2 Kevin would often drop a gleeful "YES!" after inflicting his latest amusing injury on Harry and/or Marv.
  • In The Fifth Element, the David character screams "YES!" when Leeloo finally stops Mr. Shadow and saves the universe.
  • Apollo 13: "Hello, Houston. This is Odyssey. It's good to see you again." Cue global trope invocation.
  • In Scanner Cop II, Volkin gives one after he absorbs the psychic energy from his first two victims.
  • If You Believe: Susan is a jaded editor, slowly overcoming her depression and burn-out syndrome. When she phones her biggest star of a writer and learns that his Writer's Block is over, she jumps and starts dancing. She keeps chanting multiplied and somewhat toned down "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!". She's kind of embarrassed when her new writer Tom Weller sees her. He thinks she's cute.
  • In FairyTale: A True Story Elsie lets out one of these (with upflung arms, a la "touchdown") when her father develops the first photographs and discovers the fairies. It breaks the mood of the film rather badly for a moment, as it looks too modern.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ego shouts "Yes!" when Peter succeeds in creating an energy ball. It's only later we discover it's because Quill is the first of thousands of Ego's children to show actual ability.
    • Thor: Ragnarok:
      • Thor lets out a "YEEEES!" when he discovers that he's fighting the Hulk — much to the confusion of the crowd who wanted a brutal fight.
        Thor: We know each other! He's a friend from work!
      • Loki lets out one in the same scene when the Hulk starts smashing Thor into the floor, in the exact same manner that the Hulk smashed puny Loki in The Avengers.
        Loki: YES!!! THAT'S HOW IT FEELS!
  • Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II when he rescues what he thinks is Grays Sports Almanac from the trash in Mr. Strickland's office in the high school... only to soon follow with a Big "NO!" when he looks at the book's contents and sees that it is the girly magazine Oh La La! instead of the almanac hiding behind the cover.
  • A variation in Lincoln: when the time comes for him to cast his vote on the abolition of slavery, Representative George Yeaman, highly conflicted, murmurs something inaudiable. When the Speaker of the House asks him to repeat himself, however, he grows a spine and proclaims at the top of his lungs:
    Yeaman: I said aye, Mr. McPherson! AAAAAAAYYYYE!
  • In GoldenEye, this is Boris Grishenko's catchphrase.
  • Subverted in Dr. Strangelove. When President Muffley asks General Turgidson if any of the United States Air Force's B-52 pilots can make it through the Soviets' radar screen, Turgidson goes into a lengthy, hammy spiel praising the capabilities of both the B-52 and American pilots while denigrating their Soviet counterparts that he's about to end with a big "hell yeah!"... until he realizes the implications of even one American bomber succeeding on Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper's mission.
    Muffley: Yeah, but has he got a chance?
    Turgidson: Has he got a chance? HELL YE... ye... ye...

  • In Reaper Man, Azrael answers Death's request for more time with a big "YES." Literally big, that is; it's in an extremely large font size. According to Terry himself, it was supposed to be near the top of a left page, so that it would surprise the reader when they turn the page, but not all printings did this.
  • Ulysses - "and I said yes I said yes I will Yes."
  • The Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia at the end of the Left Behind book Desecration, when his bombers drop their payload onto the Jews and Christian believers in Petra with explosive effect.
  • In The Mouse Watch, Bernie does this when the titular heroes save the mind-controlled humans from an oncoming subway train.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Absolutely Fabulous:
    Patsy: She's blind!
    Eddie: YYYEEESSS!!!
  • Babylon 5: Captain Sheridan does this after an episode-long plan to get the Independents to let his people escort their shipping pays off.
  • Boy Meets World had several big "Yes!" moments, and in the series finale they had a Fully Automatic Clip Show of these moments right after Cory gives a big "Yes!" in the present.
  • This is esentially Diego's reaction upon Thiago taking off his shirt in El corazón nunca se equivoca.
  • CSI: Miami: Frank, it looks as though Horatio Caine... is on the case. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!
  • Doctor Who:
    • The 10th Doctor is prone to exclaiming "OH YES!"
    • "Planet of the Dead" has the Doctor yell one when he figures out how the wormhole was created, and then two from UNIT scientist Malcolm: one when he manages to close the wormhole, and another when he goes out to see the soldiers successfully shooting down the three aliens that did make it through.
    • "The Lodger": Amy actually says "Big yes!" after the Doctor defeats the mysterious threat upstairs.
  • One of Family Feud's most infamous moments featured Steve Harvey's loud, hoarse "YES!" during a round of fill-in-the-blank for the sentence "I would ___ for sex."
    Steve: YES! *walks up to the board while the crowd cheers.* KIIILL! *board dings, revealing "kill" as the second most common answer*
  • In the Family Matters episode "A Thought in the Dark", Steve belts out "Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!" when Laura invites him to come along with her to a Dave Koz concert, thinking that she's finally given in to his romantic overtures after a steady string of rejections. She isn't - it's actually a prelude to a double-date where Laura is trying to set Steve up with Myra, a cousin of one of Laura's Guys of the Week.
  • Friends: Joey and Chandler celebrate their victory at the "Who Knows Who Best?" trivia game this way as it means they get to swap apartments with Monica and Rachel.
  • Horatio Hornblower:
    • Midshipman Hether gives a Big "Yes!" when Archie tells him and other middies (Horatio and Cleveland) that they are being transferred to the Indefatigable under Captain Pellew. It's complete with jumping excitedly from a chair and cheerfully hitting the ship's ceiling.
    • Styles rejoices with moderately big Big "YEEES!" as Matthews informs the crew that Mr Hornblower survived his dangerous task in "Retribution".
  • In House during the Cuddy-centric episode, she gave a big "YEEESSS!!!" when she got the 12 percent increase from the insurance company.
  • How I Met Your Mother has Barney giving some news that the rest of the cast (and audience) react favorably towards, when he reveals yet another video selection from Robin's embarrassing past as a Canadian Teen Pop Star:
    [slams down CD]
    Barney: It's Robin Sparkles 3, ya'll!
  • Frank Nelson on The Jack Benny Program had a very iconic "Yyyyyyees?" frequently imitated, and reprised on The Great Gildersleeve, and later parodied on The Simpsons.
  • In the series finale of The Nanny, Niles lets out one of these when C.C. accepts his marriage proposal.
  • Odd Squad:
    • In "Soundcheck Part Deux", Otto lets out a big "YEEEEES!!" in response to Danny T inviting him and Olive to perform with Soundcheck at a concert being held later. Olive, on the other hand, is absolutely terrified at the prospect of performing with the band she despises most before eventually conceding and deciding to perform: "If you can't beat 'em...join 'em."
    • In "There Might Be Dragons", Olive and Oprah give a unisonant one when the fire dragon egg they're taking care of becomes warmer in temperature upon being bathed in freshly-made pea soup, since the egg must be warm to prevent the dragon from hatching.
    • This is Olive's response to being promoted to the Management department and becoming an Odd Squad Director in the Season 1 finale "O is Not For Over". She then couples it with a series of excited bounces and squeals as she leaves Oprah's office with Oscar to train.
    • Olympia gives one in "A Job Well Undone" when told by Oprah that she and Otis have solved enough cases to win the Agent of the Month award. This is in contrast to Otis, who simply says that he feels "happy in my heart".
    • At the end of "16-and-a-Half Blocks", the Mobile Unit agents all give one when a reformed Evil Sculptor states that he has settled on his new career of being a souvenir maker.
  • Harry Kim in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Timeless" shouts this (here at 9:03) when he successfully sends the code to collapse the slipstream into the past, preventing Voyager's crash before the Delta Flyer exploded.
  • During the Final Battle of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Nog voices what everyone on the Defiant is thinking when the Cardassians pull a mass Heel–Face Turn and join The Federation against the Dominion.
    Odo: Sir...the Cardassians! They're attacking the other Dominion ships!
    Ezri: They've switched sides.
    Nog: Yes!
    Sisko: The timing couldn't be better.
  • In Top Gear, this is usually Jeremy Clarkson's doing.
  • Veronica Mars: Keith Mars at Veronica's graduation ceremony.
  • Meteorologist Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel is absolutely ecstatic when he experiences thundersnow.

  • Ziltoid the Omniscient really hams it up with these. Enjoy.
  • The first word in Lil Jon's song "What you gon' do?" is a loud "YEAH!"... though that's probably true of several songs by Lil' Jon.
  • The epic "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" delivered by Roger Daltrey in The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", aka the CSI: Miami theme song. The scream itself underwent Memetic Mutation thanks to the CSI series, as Horatio Caine's one liner during the cold open is always followed by a "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" that segues into the opening credits. See YouTube link above.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello...aka that song from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • Found repeatedly in the song "Great Big Yes" by power-pop-rocker Jason Falkner.
  • The song "Oh Yeah" by Great Big Sea. It's also the theme song for Republicof Doyle
  • Ludicrously vicious "yeahs" are found everywhere in Metal. From Iron Maiden to Metallica, anytime something gets too awesome, some of the energy will be let out with a yell..
  • Truly, it is hard to find an upbeat song that doesn't have a Big Yes in it.
  • The Beatles' early work includes a lot of "yeah yeah yeah"s and similar phrases.
      • Parodied to a degree with the slightly sarcastic "Yeah yeah yeah"s in "Polythene Pam."
      • And also gets a Continuity Nod in "All You Need Is Love".
    • Paul McCartney caps the build-up to the big coda of "Hey Jude" with a number of ecstatic "yeahs", and then spends the next four minutes getting his freak on.
  • "Yeh Yeh" (most famously by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames) has many small "yeh yeh"s, but in the middle there's a part where Georgie literally screams "yeah" about a dozen times.
  • From the 1942 movie Sweater Girl, "I Said No" involves a woman debating whether she should give in to a man on her doorstep.
    Till at last, I confess,
    I said "Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!"
    That's how I subscribed to Liberty magazine!
  • "Yeah!" by Canadian country music singer Paul Brandt. The title says it all.
  • Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music" starts "Do you like good music (Yeah yeah)" and has the "yeah yeah" at the end of pretty much every line.
  • Tom Jones' "If I Only Knew" sports a couple long ones.
  • In both his work with White Zombie and his solo work, Rob Zombie uses "yeah" A LOT. "Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)" is only the tip of the iceberg.
  • Despite the name, Yes did not typically use this trope...except in "Tempus Fugit", which has one right in the middle.
  • You can't have this trope without Public Enemy's Flava Flav:
    "Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh Boooooooooyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!!"
  • AC/DC:
  • Guns N' Roses' "You Could Be Mine". Yeeeeaaaahhhh!
  • Merry Clayton's "Yes" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
  • "Do You Want To Touch Me" by Gary Glitter, and later by Joan Jett, has "yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah" sung in the background during the chorus parts.
  • The Hives' contribution to this trope is "Tick Tick Boom," which has Howlin' Pelle just roaring out seven of these, and that's not counting the backing vocals.
    • There's also "Go Right Ahead" which begins with a larynx-shredding "YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!"


    Pro Wrestling 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Atmosfear: "Thrill Me" has a woman yell "OH YEAH!" after she's been asked "You like it?"

    Video Games 
  • Raven from Tales of Vesperia does an epic one, when given the prospect of Judith wearing even less.
    "Oh yes!! OH GOD, YES!!!"
  • At the end of every regular battle in the PSX version of Final Fantasy V. Killing those low-level squirrels must be very exciting.
  • One of Aika's Voice Grunts in Skies of Arcadia is a big "Yeeeeaaaaay!"
  • Captain Falcon: Among other things, HYES!
  • Half-Life 2 gives one to Alyx when you destroy the dark fusion reactor.
  • Elite Beat Agents has Commander Kahn giving you a thumbs up while screaming "YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" everytime you got through an entire mission without failing a single section.
  • General Skun-ka'pe has at least half a dozen of these in the first episode of the third season of Sam & Max: Freelance Police.
  • Some characters in Team Fortress 2 let one out as they dominate the other team.
    • Some voice clips for the announcer have her performing this trope; needless to say, it doesn't leave that much to the imagination.
  • In the Virtua Fighter series, it's one of Jacky Bryant's victory quotes.
  • Chun-Li from Street Fighter sometimes cheers "Yatta!" (dubbed as "I did it!" in Street Fighter IV) when she wins a match.
  • Terry Bogard's trademark "OKAY!"
  • The sound effect for leveling up in TaskMaker is a Big Yes
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, when you accept your partner's request to build Paradise, the place that your partner wishes to create at the start of the game, your partner lets out a Big Yes and then, after some dialogue, he offers you to nickname him, which will be your partner's name throughout the entire game.
  • Dragonfable has one in the Final Showdown after Nythera asks a question.
    Nythera: Am I still grounded?
    Warlic/Adventurer: YES.
  • Sonic CD does this twice during each loop of the Japanese / European Palmtree Panic theme.
  • In the PC, Playstation, and Saturn versions of the original Rayman, Rayman does this when you complete a level.
  • In Toe Jam And Earl in Panic on Funkotron, TJ and E will sometimes belt out a big "YES!" upon collecting a present.
  • In the arcade version of "Meikyuu Jima"note  (AKA: Kickle Cubicle), Kickle shouts "Yatta!" after completing a level.
  • Both versions of Panel de Ponnote  (AKA: Tetris Attacknote ) do this when you complete a level
  • From F-Zero X, F-Zero GX, and AX: "YEAHHHHH!! THE FINAL LAP!"
  • Mushihime-sama Futari's Palm shouts "Yatta!" every time he picks up a Power-Up.
  • In Undertale, Mettaton lets out several throughout the course of the game, and a voice-acted one when you switch him into his EX form.
  • In Fallout 4, the Sole Survivor does this, voiced deepened by the resulting Bullet Time, when taking a dose of Jet.
  • In Destiny 2, should you manage to use your Super ability to kill a player using their own Super ability in the Crucible, Lord Shaxx will drop any other commentary and scream "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!!" at the top of his lungs in sheer ecstasy.
  • Into Space: Every time you earn an achievement, the game lets out a powerful "OH YEAH!"
  • The first and fifth episodes of Wolfenstein 3-Dnote  end with the camera turning to show BJ jumping toward it with a "YEAHHHHHH!"
  • In every version besides the original Jaguar version, the jingle for reaching an Exit sign in Rayman begins with a loud "YEAH!"
  • In Klonoa Heroes: Densetsu no Star Medal, a big "YES!" is Klonoa's reaction upon being granted a Hero Medal by the High Priestess, who's not amused and asks him to reflect on what a real hero is.
    Klonoa: YEEEEEEEESSS!!
    High Priestess: But first... I would like to ask you one thing.
    Klonoa: Yes...... Yes?


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    Western Animation 
  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: In "Shoot Out", the Queen of the Crown was on her feet cheering when she had three Rangers in chains and the fourth had been shot.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head react like this whenever they find a really kick-ass video, usually a heavy metal one, like Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" and Pantera's "I'm Broken".
  • Big City Greens:
    • In the final scene of "Homeshare Hoedown" as Cricket realizes Gloria will be getting the money from the Share B&B appointment and not him, Gloria's is by no doubt overjoyed:
    Gloria: $100?!! YES!!!
    • Four in a row done by Bill as he tries to impress a pair of teen boys by tossing a Whisbee disk. He later does a sustained one, coupled with Skyward Scream, when he finally succeeds in the end.
    • Cricket in "I, Farmbot" when Bill decides to buy the Farmbot.
    • Cricket in "Cousin Jilly" when Tilly, in the guise as Jilly, suggests one of their favorite games.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • Odd is prone to this every now and then.
    • After the completion of the Skidbladnir, Aelita and Yumi share a high-five and yell "YEAH!"
  • In the final episode of Dragamonz, Dax lets out one of these when he sees that his best friend, Boaragon, has been transformed back into a Wildthorn after the restoration of Dragamar.
  • On Family Guy, Quagmire often follows up his catchphrase "Giggity giggity giggity" with "Oh yeah" or "All right".
  • Futurama: Fry at the end of "The Why of Fry" after Leela gives him a kiss.
  • In Garfield and Friends, this is Binky the Clown's response to being offered his show back after briefly being canceled. Of course, he is Binky the Clown.
  • In the Heckle and Jeckle cartoon "The Lion Hunt", Jeckle asks out loud "Are there any lions around?" A bunch of them rear their heads from the shrubberies and yell "YES!!!"
  • Justice League:
  • The theme song to Kidd Video begins with one.
  • Parodied on MAD with the X Meets Y parody CSiCarly (a crossver between CSI: Miami and, of course, iCarly). It turns out that the YEEEEEAAAAAH!!! is actually coming from Horatio standing on Freddie's foot.
  • My Little Pony:
    • In My Little Pony: The Movie (1986), the Smooze (voiced by Jon Bauman, a.k.a. "Bowzer") does this at one point during his part in his song.note 
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • In the episode "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle does this during her flashback when Princess Celestia offers to personally tutor her in magic, excitedly shouting "Yesyesyesyes!" over and over again as she jumps for joy. After the cut back to present day, we see Twilight has apparently gotten a little too caught up in her story and is doing this in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
      • Rarity does it in "The Ticket Master", when talking about what she would do if her Prince Charming proposed to her: "Of course, I would say... YES!!!"
      • Her sister Sweetie Belle does on in "Heart and Hooves Day" when Cheerilee finally asks Big Macintosh to be her very special somepony.
      • Discord gives one after realizing he's completely broken Twilight Sparkle and driven her over the Despair Event Horizon. Due to what he's saying it about, it's less funny and more of a Kick the Dog.
      • Inverted in "Sonic Rainboom", in which Rainbow Dash tries to teach Fluttershy the "elements of a good cheer". She's hoping that she'll cheer her on at the Young Flyers Competition, but since Fluttershy is a Shrinking Violet...*BIG INHALE* Yay. Later played straight when Rainbow Dash actually does manage to pull off the Sonic Rainboom, causing her to scream "A SONIC RAINBOOM! SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT!"
      • "Hurricane Fluttershy" introduces Bulk Biceps, a pegasus stallion who is notable for his ridiculous musculature and tiny wings and his catchphrase — "YEAH!!!"
      • A humorous one done by Pinkie in "Games Ponies Play", when the Mane Six realize they mistook a random tourist for the Equestria Games inspector.
      Rainbow: We got the wrong pony?!
      Pinkie: NOOOOOO — I mean, YEEESSSSS!!!
  • "YES!" is essentially the catchphrase of Brain from Pinky and the Brain.
  • In the Ready Jet Go! episode "Potatoes on Mars", when Jet suggests that they go to Mars, Sydney and Mindy shout "YES!"
  • Duff Man from The Simpsons usually shouts "OH YEAH!" whenever he appears.
    • In another episode, Homer broke Lisa's heart by betting on her loss in a crossword contest. He does give an appropriate Big "NO!" when she says she'd no longer be his little girl, but gives an equally appropriate Big Yes when asked if he wants to buy band chocolates 3 seconds later.
    • There's also the Yes Guy, based on Frank Nelson (see Live-Action TV above) and his "Yeeeeesss?!" greeting. On his first appearance, when a mildly creeped-out Homer asked him "Why do you talk like that?" he answered, "I had a strooooooooooooke".
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: In "Terminal Provocations", Lieutenant Shaxs exclaims "YES!" when Captain Freeman finally orders him to fire on the Drookmani vessel's warp core.
  • Steven Universe: In "Nightmare Hospital", Connie combines this with a Blunt "Yes" when calling out her mother for not noticing that her glasses are fake and her eyesight has been fixed for a year, ever since the events of "An Indirect Kiss".
    Dr. Maheswaran: What, your eyesight just "magically" got better?!
    Connie: YES!
  • M. Bison from the American Street Fighter cartoon infamously exclaims "YES! YES!" in the episode "The Medium is the Message", while watching Guile get his head handed to him by one of Bison's mutant minions.
  • Teen Titans:
    • In the episode "Birthmark" Slade gives a Big Yes in response to Raven's Little "No" when she sees a vision of The End of the World as We Know It.
    • Also in the episode "Overdrive", Cyborg has the biggest "BOO-YAAAAAHHH!!!" exclamation throughout the series history after installing MAX-7. It Makes Sense in Context as "BOO-YAH!" is mostly Cyborg's substitute for "YES!".
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has Fredfredburger who shouts "YES!" as a Verbal Tic.
  • In an episode of Total Drama, Tyler gets one of these when Lindsay finally recognizes him and remembers his name. Of course, being that they're in the Alps at that time, he causes an avalanche.
  • Transformers:

    Real Life 
  • A Big Yes might be uttered during an Immodest Orgasm.
  • That moment when you finally take down That One Boss or That One Level after hours of dying over and over again.
  • Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft: "I have four words for you: I. LOVE. THIS. COMPANY. YEEEEEEEESSSS!!"
  • Howard Dean's memed scream, anyone? (Although it should be noted that the reason it sounded so scream-y was because of the audio used on the most circulated recording. In reality, it was an enthusiastic but standard shout, not the high-pitched screech that's been seared into public memory.)
  • Very much done among fandoms once something is done and/or announced that makes the fandom rejoice.
  • Frequently uttered in the form of YAAAAAAS among both the LGBT community and among African American women, particularly to express strong approval of another's fierceness. Examples include YAAAAAS BITCH, YAAAAAS QUEEN, YAAAAAS DIVA, etc. Online, this can manifest itself with any number of A's or S' to express varying degrees of YAS.
  • The YES Dance.
  • Some tropers will use this at times, and Pothole it to this page. It tends to be a sign of natter, though, so you should probably delete it if you see it.
  • Announcer Marv Albert in particular has a distinctive "Yes!" He even guest spotted on Pinky and the Brain so they could trade "YES!"es.
  • This overly-excited Russian roleplayer, upon receiving an imaginary blowjob in Garry's Mod. (NSFW for language and title, but the video itself is safe for work.)
  • A common answer to marriage proposals.
  • Al Michaels calling the final seconds of the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" game:
    "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
  • Green Bay Packers radio color commentator Larry McCarren practically has this as his catchphrase, letting one (or sometimes more than one) fly whenever the Packers do something particularly awesome.
  • "Hawk" Hurrleson, play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, anytime a White Sox player hits a home run:
    "You can put on the booooard, yes!"
  • Australian Cricket commentator Bill Lawry's catchphrase when a wicket falls:
    "Got him! Yeeesss!"
  • Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo incorporates this trope as his catchprase (in Spanish) every time he scores a goal.

Has Enhanced My Life? YEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!


M. Bison says Yes!

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