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Excited Show Title! It's a title ending with one or more exclamation points! Some comedy movies show they're comedies by having an excited title! Lots of musicals have excited titles! Often just the exclaimed first name of the lead character! So many, that it's become a Discredited Trope! Especially when exclamation points are stacked!!!!

Slightly less grating when the title is an actual exclamation, like "Help!"

Compare Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!, Title Scream! See also Lucky Charms Title! Questioning Title? for when the title ends with a question mark!



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    Anime! & Manga! 

    Comic Books! 


  • Comic book artist Scott Shaw! always has his name spelled like this.
  • So does Tracy Yardley!, as a tribute.
  • And then there's Elliot S! Maggin.



    Fan Works! 

    Films! — Animation! 

    Films! — Live-Action! 

    Food! & Drink! 
  • Bonkers! chew candy.
  • Chips Ahoy!
  • There is a wine called "Est! Est!! Est!!!", made in central Italy near the town of Montefiascone. According to legend, a German bishop on his travels sent a servant to scout ahead for suitable places to stay. When that servant came to an inn near Montefiascone, he was so impressed by the local wine that he scrawled "Est! Est!! Est!!!" on the gates of the inn (something like "Yes! This is it!!!"). The bishop must have agreed, for when he came to Montefiascone he stayed there for the rest of his life.
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!
  • Krunchers! chips.
  • Oh Henry! candy bars.
  • Screaming Yellow Zonkers!



    Live-Action TV! 

  • Al B. Sure!
  • A jazz performer who enjoyed these was the late pianist Andrew Hill. He released albums named Judgement!, Andrew!!! and Compulsion!!!!!
  • The Aquabats! have a lot of excited titles. Notably every song on "Fury of the Aquabats!" and "Charge!!"
  • Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' album Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! And, yes, it came out on the famed jazz label Impulse! Records.
  • BABYMETAL: Their eponymous debut album has three tracks with these.
    • Including the track ヘドバンギャー!!, which in the official Romanization becomes HeadBangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!
  • The Beach Boys' albums The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) and Beach Boys' Party!.
  • The Beatles
  • Bob Marley's Live!
  • In 1981, Bow Wow Wow gave one of its albums the memorable title See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy.
  • Calexico has "Attack, el Robot! Attack!"
  • Cameo's "Word Up!" (later covered by Mel B and Korn)
  • The band Los Campesinos! takes this a step further by renaming the band members' last names Campesinos!, too. So you get Gareth Campesinos!, Aleksandra Campesinos!, and the like.
    • Their song "You! Me! Dancing!"
  • Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!"
  • The Clash album Sandinista!.
  • A Cos Mo song is "Let's Play with Hatsune Miku!!"
  • Daniel Amos has the album ¡Alarma!. And the song "New Car!" (from Doppelgänger) which directly references excited prize announcements from a game show.
  • Darren Hayes plays with this trope by putting the exclamation mark in the middle of the song title: "Pop!ular"
  • Depeche Mode's debut album Speak and Spell contains Nodisco!, Tora! Tora! Tora!,and Boys say Go!
  • Thomas Dolby's "Hyperactive!"
  • Erasure's album Wild!, which includes the single "Drama!"
  • Out to Lunch! by Eric Dolphy has an exclamation mark in the title.
  • Australian group Frente!
  • Hey Ocean! (featuring Ashleigh Ball of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fame).
  • Devin Townsend uses this trope very often:
    • His album Addicted has an exclamation mark after the title of every song, with two after the title of the last one.
    • The songs "Effervescent!" and "More!" from Epicloud use this trope, as well as "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!!" from Ziltoid the Omniscient.
  • El-Creepo! — the name of Todd Edward Smith's solo project and its debut album.
  • ¡Forward, Russia! has a faux-Spanish, faux-Cyrillic version of this.
  • Front 242 stylize their name "фронта! 242" in Russian.
  • Inverted by the decidedly unexcited fun.
  • The Go! Team — The exclamation point may be there to differentiate themselves from an earlier, unrelated band who went by the punctuation-free name The Go Team.
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor. And correspondingly, the documentary film from which they took the name.
  • Grand Funk Railroad's album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
  • Green Day had Greatest Hits Album International Superhits! plus a trilogy combining this with Gratuitous Spanish (aside from the last, which references their drummer): ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! (plus their making of, ¡Cuatro!)
  • Half Man Half Biscuit opined in "Third Track Main Camera Four Minutes" that "If ever an album title was in dire need of an exclamation mark, it surely had to be Frampton Comes Alive!"
  • Hello! Project
  • The Brazilian band Ira! (they explained the exclamation is to make clear the word is "ire", not something inspired by the IRA)
  • Jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean has several album titles ending with exclamation marks. One particularly extreme example fills the entire album cover with it.
  • Jaga Jazzist has "Music! Dance! Drama!"
  • Jazz pianist Jon Jang has a fondness for this. He's released CDs titled Self Defense!, Tiananmen!, and Never Give Up!
  • Yoko Kanno's "Tank!", the opening soundtrack for Cowboy Bebop.
  • The Kentucky Headhunters' Rave On!!
  • Ligabue's album Arrivederci, Mostro!
  • Gordon Lightfoot's Lightfoot!
  • The Linda Lindas have "Oh!" and "VOTE!"
  • The band MAGIC! of "Rude" fame.
  • The Argentine band Miranda!
  • The song "Dead!" by My Chemical Romance.
  • The German band Neu!.
  • The song "HYPERPOWER!" from Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails.
  • Hardcore Punk band Off! It may not be a coincidence that Off! (complete with exclamation point) is also a brand of insect repellent - Their vocalist, Keith Morris, was the original singer for Black Flag, who shared their name with an insecticide brand.
  • The experimental rock outfit On!Air!Library! put out one album before its twin-sister singers left to form the less excited (but more synth-pop) School of Seven Bells.
  • Ornette Coleman's Something Else!!! and Tomorrow Is the Question!
  • The band Panic! at the Disco. They have since dropped the exclamation point, before putting it back.
    • The trope extends to "ME!", lead singer Brendon Urie's hit duet with Taylor Swift.
  • Periphery: "Icarus Lives!", "Jetpacks Was Yes!" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy!"
  • Porno For Pyros combine this with a bit of Lucky Charms Title with the song "Good God's://Urge!". Oddly enough, the album that it's technically the Title Track to is just called Good God's Urge.
  • The Pretenders released an album in 1990 titled Packed!.
  • R-note has a lot of excited titles:
    • Albums: Touhou Strash!, Touhou Romanesque! and Touhou Shangri-La!
    • Songs: "Carnival!", "Fly High!", "HAPPY!", "HERO!!", "Journey!", "LEADING!", "Love it!!", "Magic Magic!", "Melody!!", "Missing Power!", "Please Freeze Me!", "Ready! Highly!", "Red Crisis!!", "Ai? No!!", "Yume Fighter!" and "青空Secret!".
  • The Rolling Stones' The Rolling Stones, Now!, the US version of their album The Rolling Stones No. 2.
  • Shania Twain loved these on the albums she released while still married to Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The Woman in Me launched a hit with "(If You're Not In It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" Come On Over has four songs with exclamation marks in their titles, including her hit "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" Up! has eight (and, of course, note the album title itself).
  • Sufjan Stevens has five excited song titles from his album Illinois. One that comes to mind is "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!"
    • When it was released on vinyl, a few tracks were retitled and made more excited. For example, "Chicago" became "Go, Chicago! Go! Yeah!" Of course, the cover of the album itself gives the title as Come On, Feel the Illinoise!
    • When his first album was rereleased, an exclamation mark was added to the title: A Sun Came!
  • System of a Down's "Chop Suey!", "Question!" and Steal This Album!
  • The indiepop band They Go Boom!!, named after a Laurel and Hardy film which does not have exclamation marks.
  • Throw That Beat In The Garbagecan!. They were named after a song by The B-52s but the exclamation point was their own addition, which they kept even after shortening the name to Throw That Beat!.
  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake.
  • Tones On Tail had their single "Go!", and the compilations Everything! and Something!.
  • "Ultraelectromagneticpop!," the debut studio album of The Eraserheads.
  • Van Halen's song "Everybody Wants Some!!!"
  • Wham!
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's album Polka Party!, with Title Track.
  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs third album, It's Blitz!
  • Yellow Zebra's album Touhou Splash!. They also have a few excited song titles: "Believe heart!", "Fly Away!", "Melody!" and "My Dear!".
  • Most of the songs by Louisiana rapper and singer Autumn! ends with an exclamation mark. Yes, his stage name ends with the mark too.



    Puppet Shows! 


    Tabletop Games! 
  • Adventure!
  • BANG!
  • BASH!
  • Bulldogs!
  • Don't Wake Daddy!
  • Dungeon!
  • Earlier editions of Risk!
  • Sorry!
  • Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
  • (This Game is) Bonkers!
  • Zombies!!!


    Theme Parks! 

    Video Games! 

    Visual Novels! 

    Web Animation! 


    Web Original! 


    Web Videos! 

    Western Animation! 

    Real Life! 
  • "Autoemancipation!", a seminal early Zionist pamphlet written in German.
  • American retail company Big Lots!
  • Groen! ("Green!"), the Green Party of the Flemish Region/Community of Belgium.
  • The Swedish feminist party, Feministiskt initiativ ("Feminist Initiative") is properly abbreviated Fi. However, since they chose to put the lowercase i upside-down in their logo, most people use F!
  • In the Swiss city of Basel, there is an environmentalist party called BastA!, whose name is an abbreviation for "Basel's Strong (i.e. cool/awesome) Alternative". "Basta" is also an Italian interjection, common in colloquial German, meaning "enough!". The exclamation mark adds emphasis.
  • E! Entertainment Network.
  • The radical environmentalist group Earth First!
  • There are at least two villages/towns in the world with an Excited Show Title!: Westward Ho! in Devon, and Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in Quebec.
  • There are actually several "Ha! Ha!" place names in Quebec, since "haha" is an archaic French term for a dead-end or barrier.
  • The city of Hamilton, Ohio changed its name to Hamilton! to get publicity. Since they were unsuccessful in getting the exclamation point on state maps, though, it isn't used much anymore.
  • Factorial numbers in mathematics, which are written as n!.
  • Intel's Pentium III has curiously placed dots underneath the Roman numerals, making it look like Pentium!!!
  • Jeb!, the longstanding logo of U.S. politician John Ellis Bush, has featured the exclamation point since 1994, although it only got national attention beginning in 2015 (which means it predates the parody sitcom about his brother's presidency, That's My Bush!).
  • Off! insect repellent.
  • Entertainment company Shout! Factory, as well as its various brands (Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Select, and Scream! Factory, as well as in-house production division Shout! Studios).
  • Yum! Brands, the former restaurant division of Pepsico.
  • The Czech city of Ostrava has "OSTRAVA!!!" as its logo.

Parodies! and Shows-Within-a-Show!

    Anime! & Manga! 

    Fan Works! 

    Films! — Live-Action! 


    Live-Action TV! 


    Video Games! 

    Web Comics! 

    Web Videos! 
  • Numberphile: The video, "69!", which is actually just how mathematicians write 69 × 68 × 67 ... 3 × 2 × 1

    Western Animation! 
  • Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things? Let's Find Out!, courtesy of BoJack Horseman.
  • The Musical Episode of Daria is just called "Daria!"
  • Gravity Falls: The Stinger from "Into the Bunker" includes Attack of the Exclamation Points!!!!!!!!!! on a list of fictional b-movies.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Streetcar!, the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire from "A Streetcar Named Marge".
    • Happy Smile Super Challenge Family Wish Show! from "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo".
  • Helen Keller! The Musical from South Park.
  • Steven Universe has Crying Breakfast Friends!, a cartoon about various anthropomorphic breakfast foods who cry almost constantly. Steven's the only person who enjoys this show.

Alternative Title(s): Excited Series Title, Exclamation Mark, Name Exclamation Point