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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WON'T SHUT UP.

"They've got allen wrenches, gerbil feeders, toilet seats, electric heaters, trash compactors, juice extractors, shower rods and water meters,
Walkie-talkies, copper wires, safety goggles, radial tires, BB pellets, rubber mallets, fans and dehumidifiers,
Picture hangers, paper cutters, waffle irons, window shutters, paint removers, window louvers, masking tape and plastic gutters,
Kitchen faucets, folding tables, weather stripping, jumper cables, hooks and tackle, grout and spackle, power foggers, spoons and ladles,
Pesticides for fumigation, high-performance lubrication, metal roofing, water proofing, multi-purpose insulation,
Air compressors, brass connectors, wrecking chisels, smoke detectors, tire gauges, hamster cages, thermostats and bug deflectors,
Trailer hitch demagnetizers, automatic circumcisers, tennis rackets, angle brackets, Duracells and Energizers,
Soffit panels, circuit breakers, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, calculators, generators, matching salt and pepper shakers..."
— Sung entirely in some thirty seconds and one breath in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Hardware Store" note 
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A character who speaks if not constantly then often so quickly that it's hard to make out individual words and with the appearance of not having to stop for breath which sometimes makes it sound as though the audio track has been set to Fast Forward, this is often a facet of the Genki Girl or The Ditz who seems to be able to redirect the oxygen destined for their brain to their mouth whereas if smart characters do this they often fall victim to Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness usually this counts as the specific subtrope Gibbering Genius and it is also a trait of a character who is panicking upset afraid angry worked up or excited and launches into rapid-fire babble because of their emotional state although in a few cases characters who do this anyway end up going into a weird state and start doing it even more BECAUSE OFTHESTATEMENTIONEDABOVEORMAYBEJUSTSHUT UP!

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[deep breath] OK, as we were saying?

In advertisements this is Rattling Off Legal and in Music it becomes a Patter Song and can lead to Something Something Leonard Bernstein while for the absurd comic book examples where this is explicitly not addressed see Talking Is a Free Action. Characters may do this during a Character Filibuster to prevent others interrupting. If your Motor Mouth character tends to talk like they're in an infomercial (and they're not actually selling anything), then they probably Speaks in Shout-Outs as well. In comics, Wall of Text and Wall of Blather are common.

Contrast... Dramatic... Ellipsis... You Talk Too Much, AND! PUNCTUATED! FOR! EMPHASIS!


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    Advertisingyouseeontelevision. 
  • In the area of commercials, the definitive Motor Mouth is no doubt actor John Moschitta, Jr, best known for his FedEx and Micro Machines commercials. He is (according to Wikipedia) listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the world's fastest speaker. Kids might remember him for the Micro Machines ads, but those who remember their childhood TV shows more clearly than the commercials may remember him as Blurr from the Transformers (listed below). In fact, he voiced both versions of Blurr. He's even worked with Robot Chicken in a parody of his own Micro Machines ads where he laments his failed marriage and describes his decided method of suicide... while Micro Machines cars drive about in playsets.
    • The dvd commentary for that Robot Chicken episode shows that he talks like that normally.
    • Mr. Testaverde, the downright sadistic history teacher on Saved by the Bell.
    • Tropers of a certain age may even remember his FedEx, er, Federal Express ad (1981).
    • Moschitta claims he developed this skill from growing up with five sisters, as the only way he could ever get a word in.
    • He did, however, talk normally as the announcer during the final season of H2: Hollywood Squares and the short-lived PAX TV game Balderdash.
  • McDonald's have incorporated motor mouth tendencies into several advertisements over the years.
    • "Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun!" And thus, in under five seconds, are enumerated the ingredients in the chain's signature Big Mac.
    • The ingredients in a Big Mac not enough for you? How about the entire menu, rattled off in under thirty seconds in a mid-1980s TV spot. "BigMacMcDLT-aQuarterPounderwithsomecheese-Filet'OFish-ahamburger-acheeseburger-aHappyMeal-McNuggets-tastygoldenfrenchfries-regularorlargersize-andsalads-cheforgardenorachickensaladoriental-BigBigBreakfast-EggMcMuffinhothotcakes-andsausagemaybebiscuits-baconeggandcheeseasausage-danish-hashbrowns-too-andfordessert-hotapplepies-andsundaes-threevarieties-asoftservecone-threekindsofshakes-andchocolateychipcookies-andtodrinkaCocaCola-DietCokeand-orangedrink-aSpriteandcoffee-decaftoo-alowfatmilk-alsoanorangejuice-IloveMcDonald's-goodtimegreattaste-andIgetthisallatoneplace!" Fun fact: this was initially a promotional stunt, where anyone that recited the full thing in a certain amount of time won a free burger.
  • Lampshaded in one radio commercial where the announcer was interviewing the guy who rattles off disclaimers in commercials, while said guy's contribution to the interview is blisteringly-fast attacks of disclaimer speak. At the end of the commercial the announcer asked the disclaimer guy if his lips ever caught on fire. The latter admitted, "Occasionally."
  • UK example for the 1970s: "Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastinmotivatingoodbuzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivinevergivincoolfizzin... Pepsi!"
  • At the end of government ads and Public Service Announcements in Australia: "Authorisedbytheaustraliangovernmentcanberra"
  • The woman on the Walmart Savings Catcher commercials played in the stores: "Saveyourre CEIPT it could save you money!"
  • Kwebbel from Studio100's popular Belgian children's show Kabouter Plop. She talks very fast preventing the other gnomes to talk. There was even a song called "Jij Praat Teveel" (You Talk Too Much) where the male gnomes criticizes her habit of telling various embarrassing moments that she witness from the other gnomes.
  • This Little Caesar's Pizza commercial from 2017:
    Father: I got a great deal on pizza!
    Son: (quickly and monotone) You went to Little Caesar's and got an extra Most Bestest with the most cheese and pepperoni for just six bucks?
    (long pause as the father nervously stares at his son)
    Father: ...I got a terrible deal on pizza.

    Japaneseanimationandcomics. 
  • Lime from Saber Marionette J and its various sequels. She even gets to speak at a rapid-fire pace while playing as Emotionless Girl Rei Ayanami in the "alternate universe" episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Excel Saga,:
  • Ms. Calvello did the voice for one of the younger sisters in Kare Kano. In both the original and the dub, the voice actresses for the sisters would do the "Next Episode" previews in live action, with Motor Mouth that necessitates subtitles.
  • Jessica Calvello also would use Motor Mouth agin for the 2014 English dub of Maria†Holic, in which she plays the show's main character, Kanako Miyame.
  • The main character Poemi, in the Excel Saga spinoff Puni Puni Poemi sometimes managed to be even faster. Fan translation subtitles would stack to the point where they cover half the screen. The English voice actress managed to survive the ordeal, though she blew her voice out on the second day of recording, according to the DVD commentary.note 
  • Sana Kurata of Kodomo no Omocha can be a Motor Mouth Supreme when the mood strikes, far exceeding even Megumi Hayashibara's characters. When your subtitles come in entire paragraphs...
  • Haré+Guu:
    • Haré, the main character, is prone to motormouthery when things just get too weird for him.
    • In the second season, Haré+Guu Deluxe, the opening of each episode includes Haré spouting out of a rapid-fire stream of chatter, which varies from time to time while Guu dances.
  • Elf Princess Rane has several examples of the blue-haired guy speaking very quickly in gibberish (once humorously translated by the subbers as "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck..." Backwards).
  • If you're going to watch the subtitled version of s-CRY-ed, make damn sure you can speedread. Straight Cougar's dialogue approximates a blur at points.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion. Apparently Misato (yet another Kotono Mitsuishi role) was like this in her college days; Ritsuko thinks she's "making up for lost time" (after spending her childhood years mute from the trauma of witnessing Second Impact). We don't get to hear her though, just see the stunned look on Ritsuko's face as she babbles on and on.
  • Ahiru can be like this in Princess Tutu, particularly when she's flustered. It's part of her "duck like" personality that she quacks out her words—since she's actually a duck magically transformed into a girl.
  • Technically Anime and Singing, but the opening themes of K-On! season two have Yui (and the other main characters, if they actually sing) sing so quickly that it's been commented that they sound like chipmunks, doesn't help that the pacing of the band behind them is even faster. The character talk at normal speed during the show, but the songs...
  • When Haruhiko from Myriad Colors Phantom World gets excited, he has a tendency of babbling at high speed. Usually, he goes on tangents full of useless trivia until someone stops him.
  • Mercurius of Dies Irae has this habit to the annoyance of everyone else. To quote the man himself:
    Mercurius: In an introspection, in a calm introspection of his many negatives, Mercurius found his taste for jests to be the one that stood out the most. Next came his needless verbosity. With his nature being that of an inconsiderate man, he was severly unequipped to speak the nessesary words at the nessesary time in the nessesary amounts. He acknowledged that fact. In fact, he was doing it right now. The meaning of the deluge of letters he had just spouted forth could be boiled down to the simple and meager four word scentence "I talk too much." He was a wordsmith that refined the complicated and reforged the straight forwards into the complex. That was how he preferred to percive and present his thoughts. It was small wonder those environing his would consider him vexing.
  • In My Hero Academia, when Deku is trying to figure something out, he has a tendency to mutter to himself at high speed about the various factors involved. He does this quietly, but still with enough volume to be noticeable to others; this is signified by having the onomatopoeia for "mutter" drift out of his mouth and orbit his head.

    Standupandrecordedcomedy. 
  • Jeff Foxworthy: On the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he postulated that the reason many NASCAR fans can't stand Jeff Gordon is because he enunciates his speech, whereas other drivers go off on Southern-accented Motor Mouthing run-ons.
    Jeff: "And as Southern as I am, I'm goin', 'Dude, what? Were there any words in that?'"
  • Invoked by Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine in Stupid Motherfucker: "Is this simple enough for you? Does everybody understand? Are you all still following following me? Should I talk slower like you're a retard? Should I talk slower like you're retarded?" MSI is usually fairly understandable in speed, if not pronunciation.
  • George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television". The words themselves are spoken very fast. Also "You and Me (Things That Come Off of Your Body)" from Complaints and Grievances, especially that long expletive of insults that became a running gag.

    Comicsinabookformat. 
  • The Amazing and the Ultimate Spider-Man are sometimes portrayed as this, quipping through and through during a battle, which more often than not, annoys a LOT his enemies. More the Ultimate, as he's a teenager who won't shut up at all sometimes. It is heavily implied that this is Spidey's form of coping with his fear during a battle. However, beware when he's silent...
  • The Flash once broke the sound barrier with his motor mouth.
  • Maxine Hunkel, alias Cyclone, is a Motor Mouth, to the sometimes annoyance of her teammates in the JSA. In fact, when Power Girl extended her a JSA invitation, she threatened to immediately revoke it if Maxine didn't shut up for a minute.
  • Me, Deadpool; made clear by the fact that I'm sometimes called the 'Merc With A Mouth'. This goes so far that despite my death in the incursion I still narrate the exploits of my wife. Ex or no-ex not even Death herself can make me shut up.
  • Transformers: More than Meets the Eye: Swerve, who always loves to talk, and his nickname in the academy was Shut the Hell Up. The Decepticons have Misfire, who accidentally took a Fantastic Drug and has ADHD, he's easily distracted and won't stop, makes him the go to guy for an Info Dump.
  • In Marvel 1602, Hal McCoy describes himself as "a creature of few words", but once he starts talking it's difficult to get him to stop.
  • Ultimate Marvel
    • Rhona Burchill from Ultimate Fantastic Four. When she talks, she spits a constant stream of dialogue, and her speech bubbles replace spaces with hyphens to emphasize how quickly she talks.
    • Ultimate FF: Rick Jones interrupted Iron Man to ask if he talks just to hear himself talking.
    • Ultimate Spider-Man: In the opening narration of the first issue, the random guy is not particularly interested in Greek mythology, but Norman told him the whole story of Arachne anyway. It does not have anything to do with anything, he just loves to hear the sound of his own voice.

    Fictionwrittenbyfans. 
  • Loki - when he's thinking aloud. Letting his mouth run and being called up by an alternately amused/tetchy Thor (situation depending) is a Running Gag.
  • Peter Parker shows up in Book 2, and engages in a long string of Casual Danger Dialogue while wrestling Grey Court vampires. He makes the other examples from this fic look quiet and solemn by comparison.
  • Braeburn from The New Six, a fanfic based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He's even more of a Motor Mouth than he is in the show.
    Braeburn: So, you see, we decided that everypony would really benefit if we started a new orchard. And I have seven siblings, of course, so I wasn't really needed at my home, so I wanted to be the one to go start this new settlement. But with the Apples, we almost always have families go to start these things. I was all set to start this new town and orchard, and I was going to name it Aaaaaaappleloosa! Doesn't that have a nice ring to it? Aaaaaappleloosa! But then when Big Macintosh was married, he decided to go, at least to start it and then come back to Sweet Apple Acres, 'cause of the family thing, so I came to Ponyville to take his place at this orchard. But he didn't even keep the name Appleloosa!
  • In System Restore, Ibuki gets into this at one point, while trying to tell Togami the history of punk rock in half an hour.
  • Played for laughs in Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover. Dr. Kevin Filner engages in this when describing a Dangerous Forbidden Technique he suggests might work for powering a new ship design.
  • Danganronpa Abridged Thing:
    • This is used when Kirigiri hastily provides an explanation for why Fujisaki was originally killed in the boys' locker room despite being found dead in the girls' locker room- saying that it's because Fujisaki "isdesignatedmaleatbirthalthoughicannotsayeitherwaywhethertheyidentifyaseitheroranygenderbutnonethelesstheiridrecognizesthemasmale" without offending anyone.
    • Mixing it with No Indoor Voice, Ishimaru also had such moments when he realized that the 'class trial' was about to decide who will get executed, and accuse the wrong guy, then everyone else gets executed. "ICHANGEDMYMINDTHISISNOTWELCOMEINASCHOOLENVIRONMENT"
  • In Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Krillin just can not shut up when he's scared.
  • In Robb Returns, after Robert Arryn is finally weaned off of the poison that kept him weak, there are times when Jory wonders if the boy will be able to shut up for five straight minutes.
  • ''The Keys Stand Alone:
    • When George turns into a brass dragon in The Soft World, he simply cannot stop talking, mostly to brag about himself. He's supposed to breathe sleep gas on a roomful of giant centipedes, but instead he blathers and brags and sings and generally annoys the others so much that John shouts, “Eh, chatty, reckon you might do whatever it is you were gonna do before we all die of boredom here?”After George becomes himself again, most embarrassed at his loss of verbal control, the others officially strip the title of “Quiet Beatle” from him.
    • Theecat Stefnable, tech rogue, is also very chatty and verbose (to the point of annoying the four). His companion Nyvan the archer is also a motormouth, but it's entirely an Informed Ability that George, Theecat, and Nyvan's cousin Chana complain about.
  • RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse: One of the effects of Truth is a Scourge is that in addition to forcing anyone who drinks it to tell nothing but the truth, they can't not speak, blurting out every thought that comes to mind. Notably, when Pinkie Pie unknowingly takes a sample, there's no change whatsoever to her behaviour (besides maybe being slightly grouchy about the subject of waffle-houses).

    Animatedmoviesyouwatchintheatersandhome. 
  • Wendy briefly goes through this when she first meets Peter Pan, and doesn't stop talking until Peter finally comments "Girls talk too much."
  • Toy Story 2, with the marionette version of Woody in the Show Within a Show Woody's Roundup.
    Marionette Woody: What's that? [in one breath] Jessie and Prospector are trapped in the old abandoned mine and Prospector just lit a stick of dynamite thinkin' it was a candle and now they're about to be blown to smithereens?
  • Donkey from Shrek. When they first meet, Shrek tries covering the donkey's mouth and he still keeps talking.
  • The radio from The Brave Little Toaster is a chatterbox who usually phrases his dialogue as radio broadcasts about Teddy Roosevelt.
  • The Iron Giant: When Dean lets Hogarth have some espresso (described as "Coffee-zilla"), the boy launches into a rambling rant about school, ending with the expected request for more coffee.
  • Storks: Both leads. Once you get Tulip yammering, she doesn't shut up. Especially if she's forced to talk to herself out of boredom. Junior, being played by Andy Samberg, has a habit of explaining things very quickly under his breath.

    Moviesinliveactionyouwatchintheatersandhome. 
  • Dustin Hoffman playing Dick Tracy's Mumbles. (His confession of "Big Boy did it!" is rendered "Beebeedit!" until the police play his testimony back in slow motion.) This was also a characteristic of Mumbles in the comic strip, who talked so fast he didn't bother to pronounce vowels (which, in English at least, are naturally slower than the consonants).
  • * George in George of the Jungle babbles rapidly about "java" when he has coffee for the first time.
  • Mink from Miller's Crossing. Steve Buscemi was cast in part because he could handle the film's dialogue at the appropriate rate of speed.
  • The French-speaking coroner on Bon Cop, Bad Cop. The comedian who plays the part, Louis-Jose Houde, is exactly this. Incredibly hilarious too.
    Martin: I'm sorry but I didn't get half of what he said...
    David: [in French] Don't worry, me neither, but as long as we got different halves we're good.
  • When Mr Hair-Trigger Temper Joe Pesci and Chris Rock meet up in Lethal Weapon 4, Pesci starts off with his usual "They fuck you with..." rant and Chris Rock responds in kind, leading to an unceasing tirade by both characters on their pet hates while the protagonists look on in disbelief.
  • The mail room orienter in The Hudsucker Proxy
    Orienter: You punch in at 8:30 every morning, except you punch in at 7:30 following a business holiday, unless it's a Monday, then you punch in at 8 o'clock. Punch in late and they dock you. Incoming articles get a voucher, outgoing articles provide a voucher. Move any article without a voucher and they dock you! Letter size a green voucher, oversize a yellow voucher, parcel size a maroon voucher. Wrong color voucher and they dock you! 6787049A/6. That is your employee number. It will not be repeated!
  • In the movie adaptation of Hogfather, Violet the Tooth Fairy is played as this, chattering on and on through a gag until Teatime threatens unspeakable consequences if she doesn't shut up.
  • Carl Showalter from Fargo. Can't even pull off total silence.
    "I don't have to talk, either, man! See how you like it. Just total fricassee'n silence. Two can play at that game, smart guy. We'll just see how you like it. Total silence."
  • One of Mark Wahlberg's favorite acting moves; when his character is upset, angry, or scared, he starts to babble.
  • Walter from His Girl Friday fast talks his way out of most problems and can get anyone to go along with anything. Hildy punctuates an especially rapid rant with "Sold American!" like an auctioneer.
  • Wilhelm Burgdorf from Downfall. The way he talks and rants throughout the film became a subject of a joke among those who make Downfall parodies, which earned him the nickname "fast-ranting boozing Burgdorf".
  • Motor Mouth is a common symptom among characters in 1930s/40s movies. Films like Green For Danger feature characters who rapidly bounce back and forth in conversations with one another, rattling off dialogue without ever stumbling over their words or having to pause for thought. It never noticed by the other characters (who often speak with equal velocity).
  • Ace Ventura has a tendency to go into Motor Mouth mode, especially when giving The Summation. You can tell when it starts: he takes a huge breath.
  • Jay in The View Askewniverse never shuts his trap, unlike his relatively quiet friend Bob. In fact, some fans think that the reason Bob rarely talks is because Jay never lets him get a word in edgewise.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night!" (Slower than most of the examples here, but still impressive as it indicates that the character has an excellent memory.)
  • Another John Hughes example occurs in Weird Science. When Wyatt's brother comes home and finds the house a total wreck, Wyatt desperately tries to explain what happened with a rapid-fire summation of all of the movie's plot up to that point, delivered as one long run-on sentence.
  • In Iron Man 2 Hammer babbles incessantly throughout most of his scenes; moreover, a lot of his impressive-sounding techno-jabber is pure bullshit. It's not entirely clear if it's a case of Obfuscating Stupidity or Hammer just being a schmooze who tries too hard. He's a foil to Tony, who also chatters, but usually has a point to everything he says, or to Vanko, who is highly intelligent but barely says anything. Vanko expressly calls him out on it during one of Hammer's angry rants, where Vanko's only response (in unsubtitled Russian) is "You talk too much."
  • In Ride Along, Ben will start babbling nonesense to get out of a situation he is in.
  • In Shine, David, from his teenage years but worse after he suffers his mental breakdown, speaks very fastly and disjointly.
  • Esteban in the film adaptation of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. He's a Spanish revolutionary who constantly tries to rouse his comrades to raise arms against Franco, and during the short time he is onscreen, he literally never stops talking, extremely rapidly to boot. It's implied he keeps this up for months before finally getting killed in his first battle.
  • Retroactive: There's hardly a minute where the villain Frank (Jim Belushi) isn't running his mouth off.
  • Ned from Groundhog Day. Phil doesn't have a chance to say anything (until he gives Ned the advice to Talk to the Fist).
  • Andrew whenever he's supposed to be quiet in Monsters. The moment something mysterious happens, he's loudly asking "WHAT IS THAT? WHAT'S HAPPENING?". Probably largely due to the ad-libbed nature of the movie.
  • Appropriately enough for the character, as in his comic book appearances, Spider-Man is a big-league jabberer in his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, using breaks in the action to casually chatter with his opponents and ask about their tech and abilities. Iron Man and Falcon, at least, get annoyed very quickly with his commentary, but Cap himself is rather impressed that a teenager is able to carry on the way Spidey does while in the middle of an engagement.
    Falcon: (to Spidey) I don't know if you've been in a fight before, but there's usually NOT this much talking.
  • Everyone in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a fast talker, but Howard is the fastest talker of them all.
  • In If You Believe, Susan's assistant Robin talks and talks and talks. Constantly. To Susan's great annoyance. Susan is an editor and calls it "run on sentences" in her lingo.
  • Now You See It...: When Allison gets started on something that excites her, she doesn't like to shut up. This quickly annoys Danny as she chatters endlessly about preparing for the show, while he'd rather just be alone.

    Booksthatyouread. 
  • While it doesn't come across nearly as well in the printed word, Betsy the Vampire Queen in the works of Mary Janice Davidson is a definite Motor Mouth. At least once, another character noted that not needing to breathe helped Betsy immensely on that score.
  • The Dragonlance setting of Dungeons & Dragons:
    • The tinker gnomes, a race of Motor Mouths. A gnome's full name consists of his entire family tree and a list of accomplishments by his relations, and can take months to fully pronounce — though they usually refer to themselves by shortened versions that only take about half an hour. Three guesses as to why they call their ancestral home "Mount Nevermind"...
    • Also, a Second Edition fey race called Quicklings were apparently on fast forward all the time, to the point that they had to consciously slow down their speech to be intelligible to humans. Not that they cared.
  • In Animorphs The Garatron was talking like this- "Iamconductinganinspectionon TV Tropes - andamquitedisappointedthatIhavenotyetbeenmentionedonthispage... Iwillreportthisdefeciencytomysuperiorsandbepromotedformyefforts."
  • Codex Alera: Tavi doesn't really come across as one to the reader, but Kitai does complain "do you ever stop talking?" after kissing him near the end of the second book.
  • Hermione Granger from Harry Potter was so excited to be going to Hogwarts in her first year, she talked very fast indeed.
  • Redwall:
    • The entire sparrow race talks like this.
    • Marlfox's Burble has them beat, to the point that his tribe say the river will stop burbling before Burble does.
  • Eilonwy from The Chronicles of Prydain is so talkative, that in a scene where the other protagonists were simply tied up, she ends up Bound and Gagged
  • Rupert Psmith in P. G. Wodehouse's novels. "I'm a man of few words myself."
  • In Good Omens, the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl is a satanic covenant of Motormouth nuns. Their namesake was blessed with the miraculous ability to chatter continuously without pause for breath or food, as a way to preserve her virtue in an unwilling arranged marriage. She lasted three days before her husband strangled her.
  • In Discworld:
    • Detritus, from Men At Arms gets this when his brain cools down enough.
    • Within the Discworld universe, Moist Von Lipwig appears to be the king of this. In Making Money he comments on it both in internal monologue ("I wish I could write this down, I don't think I'll remember it all") and in dialogue. Then it gets dialed Up to Eleven under the influence of the herbal drink Splot, which makes his speech sound like every syllable is attempting to escape his mouth at the same time.
  • In The Pale King:
    • Garrity haunts Post 047 by randomly appearing before examiners and talking non-stop.
    • Meredith, once she gets going. Some of her coworkers prefer examining tax returns to listening to her talk.
  • Tahiri in the Star Wars Expanded Universe was like this as a kid and young teenager; her best friend Anakin Solo even noted that her presence in the Force felt like someone talking very fast without pausing for breath. Following a Split-Personality Merge and becoming a Half-Human Hybrid of sorts (long story) she became somewhat quieter, albeit still with a playfully snarky sense of humor.
  • Mac from the Wayside School books would often tell long, pointless stories in class that had little to do with what Mrs. Jewels' lecture was about. It would get so bad, Mrs. Jewels would run out of time, forcing her to assign the lesson as homework. Mac would later complain that she assigned more homework than any teacher at the school.
  • Sigfried Smith from Rachel Griffin tends to ramble on verbosely when the topic is fighting, fire, blowing stuff up, having his dragon blow stuff up, mounting rocket bays on one's Flying Broomstick, etc.
  • In The Babysitters Club book "Claudia and the Perfect Boy", one of the boys that Claudia fizzles out on a date with ends up happily dating a girl nicknamed "Motor Mouth Montey". (Turns out that he dislikes making small talk so much that a girl who can communicate at the speed of light is his ideal.)
  • Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which ties in well with her gum chewing habit (i.e., her mouth won't quit moving). Adaptations that seize on this are the 1971 film version and the 2013 stage musical; in the latter her introductory song is a Boastful Rap that notes that her chewing habit started because her mom was desperate to keep her quiet by putting something in her mouth.
  • Aline Penhallow from The Mortal Instruments talks a lot, and according to Clary is one of those people who says whatever comes to mind.
  • Razz in Don't Call Me Ishmael! talks quickly, loudly and constantly. His cousin Cindy even moreso, when she's talking Razz himself can't get a word in.
  • Mr. Chatterbox from the Mr. Men books of course. And his sister. ("You should have seen it when they got together!" says the narrator. "You couldn't get a word in edgewise! Or lengthwise! Or any-wise!")
  • Shao Tian is a pro e-sports player from The King's Avatar who is so chatty that the Pro League changed the rules on conversations during matches just to prevent his constant chattering from disrupting the players.
  • In The Divine Comedy, the Slothful are so busy running off their laziness in Purgatory that they have to speak very quickly when Dante and Virgil come to learn from them. Dante simulates the speed off their speech by taking the average 300-lines reserved for each terrace of Purgatory and condensing it to about 60 lines for the Sloth terrace, with only 20 of those lines being dialogue from those too inactive to pursue good.
  • Nina Tanleven: The Ghost in the Third Row has costume designer Eileen Taggert, who has a tendency to babble on and on.

    Wrestlingdoneprofessionallyinaring 
  • Jim Cornette, manager of The Midnight Express. Once he got going there was no shutting him up, compounded by the fact that he yells at about two hundred decibels or so. He had to be either a former auctioneer, or he missed his calling with it. Observe this promo about the varsity club and see if you can keep up... He developed the motormouth shtick because he got used to having more interview time before switching promotions in '85.

    Televisionshowswithpuppets 
  • Sesame Street:
    • Biff the Construction Worker talks like this, much to the ire of his best friend and co-worker, Sully, who can't get a word out because of it.
    • Also from Sesame Street, Bushman Bill in the "Be My D" music video sketch.
  • Tom Servo from Mystery Science Theater 3000 can talk incredibly fast.

    Tabletoproleplayinggames. 
  • The harpies (who are, unlike their mythical counterpart, anthropomorphic bats) in the Swedish game Gondica have a language that lacks stops between words, consisting of really meaningful shrieking. When they learn to speak the languages of non-harpies, they have a very hard time to actually make pauses, and a typical harpy quote is said to be "WhatdoyoumeanImspeakingtooquickly?".

    Theatricalmusicalsandstuffandstuff. 
  • In the musical The Witches of Eastwick, Suki begins the song Words, Words, Words as a shy little stutterer. By the time she's halfway through the song, she's speedtalking/-singing.
  • Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance:
    • The Modern Major General's song gets a lampshade hung on by the end, with everyone excitedly calling for the General to do it even faster!
    • Gilbert and Sullivan did this again in the patter trio "My Eyes Are Fully Open" for Ruddigore, later adapted into ''Pirates of Penzance''.
    • "The Speed Test" from Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is to the tune of the Ruddigore song. And then they do a double-time reprise.
  • In Samuel Beckett's Not I, in which a disembodied mouth recites well over four thousand words of text, one of Beckett's only rules was that while the pronunciation had to be as clear and precise as possible, the actress could never recite it fast enough, saying that it had to be "at the speed of thought". This is especially challenging since the play is composed entirely of sentence fragments that just jolt from one to the next without much connecting logic. A good performance lasts about eight to twelve minutes.
  • While the example of Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is noted above under Booksthatyouread, in the 2013 musical adaptation this trope also applies to Willy Wonka. The first song in Act Two, "Strike That, Reverse It", is a Patter Song / "Setting Off" Song in which Mr. Wonka breezes his way through introductions with each of the Golden Ticket tour group members, lays down some ground rules, and has the kids' guardians sign confusing contracts. He goes so quickly that (in an Internal Homage to the 1971 movie) he keeps switching around words and correcting himself upon realization of such.
  • Motor Mouth Maybelle of Hairspray is a notable and obvious example. Doubly so in the 2006 movie: while all her costars had difficulties with the speed of the finale "You Can't Stop the Beat", Queen Latifah (who played Maybelle) had no trouble, citing the fact that she's a rapper.
  • Usnavi in In the Heights, most notably in the "one dollar, two dollar" sequence in "In The Heights", and when he hits on Yolanda in "The Club". Lampshaded in the latter, when Usnavi assumes she's "the strong and silent type" as opposed to his "Caribbean island type", when it's more likely that she can't get in a word edgewise (and doesn't speak English). It's implied that Usnavi talks fast when he's nervous - almost all of his dialogue in "the Club" is rapid-fire, presumably because he's on a date with his long-time crush Vanessa, and the only time it's not is when he's talking to his best friend Benny.
  • Hamilton:
    • The show deliberately set out to invoke this trope in tribute to the person on which it's based - while the real Hamilton wasn't necessarily known for speaking fast, he was sure as hell known for speaking a whole lot, always cramming in as many words as he could into his speeches and letters. In order to get that many words into a single musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda therefore had to make it fast: and sure enough, it's one of the fastest musicals in theatre history, fitting over 20,000 words into two and a half hours.
    • Most famously, it has what may or may not be the fastest song to ever appear on Broadway with "Guns and Ships", which clocks in at 6.3 words per second on average, and a section of 19 words in 3 seconds. All while the actor rapping jumps around on tables in full period clothing and an assumed French accent. It must be heard to believed. "Satisfied" and "Washington on Your Side" also have quickly-wrapped segments, but none so famous as "Guns and Ships".
    • In fact, the fast rapping is so common that it's notable when it doesn't happen: Eliza is the only non-minor character (i.e., excepting Maria and Peggy, who only appear for a song each) who never raps. As Phillipa Soo (who played her in the original broadway cast) put it, this ties into the theme of how she was the only character who had what Hamilton (who 'writes like he's running out of time') never could get: time.
  • The titular character of Dear Evan Hansen can be prone to this. Evan is shown to ramble when he’s anxious, which is almost all the time. This is first shown in the first scene, when his mom asks him why he didn’t order dinner the previous night, and he starts rambling about why even the thirty-second interaction of someone delivering food is too much for him to handle. This tendency is further shown when he has a conversation with Zoe, his crush, and his responses go a mile a minute and are frequently interrupted by himself.

    Gameswithvideo. 
  • Ace Attorney: Wendy Oldbag tends to do this. When angered or annoyed, she'll often launch into a rant that both players and in-game characters have trouble keeping up with. During her introductory case, Edgeworth raises an objection just to get her to shut up, and the Judge sustains it.
  • Another Day's Pin Prof from The World Ends with You:
    Shooter: Wow, you know all about pins?
    Pin Prof: A bit. See, first of all: you say pins? I say sharp design. All those tiny little graphics, framed in tiny little circles... There's a whole little world in there, and that's not even mentioning the symbolism! If you go back and look at the design process, you'll find a whole treasure trove of—
    Neku: NO! Stupid kid got him started! Now he won't shut up for at least three days!
  • Mass Effect 2.
    • Mordin Solus. Combines with Terse Talker and Thinking Out Loud. Frequently annoys Shepard. Telling Mordin to slow down will result in him... trying... to... slow... down... nothat'stakingtoolonghaveworktodo. In fact, the game offers multiple paragon/renegade interrupts aimed at shutting him up.
    • Many salarians share this trait; hyperactivity innate part of salarian biology. (Presumably any who talk at standard speed catering to sluggish-thinking aliens. Or, in the case of Captain Kirrahe, talking at normal speed because that Rousing Speech wouldn't have worked at normal salarian speed). A large part of it has to do with the fact that salarians have an average lifespan of 40 years. If you were on that tight of a deadline, you'd hurry up too.
    • Tali also has a tendency to talk very quickly when she's nervous which she describes as being a defensive mechanism. If the player decided to pursue her romantically, her flustered, rapid-fire delivery is made very apparent and she acknowledges this as being a defense mechanism in the moments that lead up to the consummation of Shepard and Tali's relationship.
  • Done hilariously in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. A goomba who generally simply repeats the last word of the previous speaker's sentence suddenly starts talking. And talking. NONSTOP. After he's done everyone stands around in stunned silence for a few seconds until his supervisor simply says "Whoa."
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: The commercial DK is watching is voice-acted, most likely, as a parody of the Micro Machines commercials mentioned above in the "Commercials" section.
    "It's the amazing new Mini Mario toy! It walks, it talks, it says 'Mamma mia!'! Each one comes with its own crystal ball! Collect one, collect them all! Be the first one on your block to own the new Mini Mario toy! Hurry, before they're all sold out! Buy one, buy them all! Buy them all... buy them all..."
  • In Crash Twinsanity, Cortex is one of these momentarily, thanks to the Evil Twins' reality-warping powers.
    Cortex "I will-"
    Moritz, dismissively "Bo-riiing!"
    Cortex, speaking too fast to be intelligible "Ishallcrushyoulikethepunyruntsyouare, youarenothingtomeforIamthegreatandallpowerfulNeoCortex! Howdareyoumock, manhandleandmanipulateme! Restassured, Iwilltakemyterriblevengeanceupon..." [He stops, panting heavily.]
  • Rufus from Street Fighter IV doesn't know when to shut up. Just look at his win quotes — while everyone else has up to two lines of text in big, easy-to-read font, Rufus has three lines of font half the size text that positively stuffs the text box to the point of bursting.
  • Granblue Fantasy: When Korwa is agitated or frustrated, she rattles off whatever she's thinking at breakneck speed with no regard to who's listening.
  • In Grandia II, (not actually done audibly and kept only in text dialogue) when the party reaches Roan's castle the first time, one of the ladies-in-waiting who serves as the castle guide has a rather unique way of giving directions - she takes a deep breath, then babbles out the entire guide to the requested specific place in the castle as quickly as possible in one breath.
  • * Dance Dance Revolution has a song called "Super Star", by DJ Rich, where the second verse is unhearably fast.
  • Volteer from The Legend of Spyro is known for his motor mouth, evidently due to being an electric dragon. It also doesn't help that he uses really big words.
  • ADOM has quicklings. They spew out their chat lines without any spaces. That's as close to this trope as it's possible in a roguelike. It might be justified - in the game, a "speed" value is assigned to all beings. The base speed of a player character of any race is 100. A basic quickling's is 400, and it only goes up with rank.
  • Pokémon Black and White has an odd example with the character N. In his first appearance, your childhood friend comments on how he talks too fast, but his actual speech is normally spaced, even with ellipses. In-game, his dialogue text just appears really fast, even when you have the message scrolling speed set to the maximum. Can be justified in the fact that N grew up isolated from society, and as a result, has No Social Skills.
  • This trait seems to be prevalent in all personality cores in Portal 2.
    • Robot Buddy Wheatley has apparently decided to make up for Chell's muteness by never, ever shutting up, talking continuously whenever there's a quiet moment that allows him to get up some momentum. There's nearly six hours of dialogue in the game for Wheatley alone!
    • The Fact Core spews a continuous stream of "facts" in rapid succession. Some are believable, others... not so much.
      The square root of rope is string.
      Fact: Space does not exist.
      Cellular phones will not give you cancer. Only hepatitis.
    • The Adventure Core (or Rick) continuously flirts with Chell, boasts about his adventures, and comments on how bad the situation looks.
    • This trope is taken Up to Eleven with the Space Core. It does nothing but talk about space, gets excited about space, and demands you listen to him about how much he loves space.
  • Merrill from Dragon Age II. Several times throughout the game she says "I'm babbling again. I'll shut up now."
  • Touhou Project:
  • If there is any reason to shut the voices off of DotA 2, it's Storm Spirit. When you're in a game with him, he never shuts up. He'll constantly zip around the stage taunting you saying, "I'm over heeere!", "Zaaap!", "Where's the party?", "I'm over here now", "Puddin pop!", "Bloooow the man down!". Let's just say...if you're playing a game with Storm Spirit, end it fast, or shut the voices off if you don't want to be hearing the Most Annoying Sound.
    • ...oooor focus him as Doom Bringer so you get the Most Wonderful Sound where he kills Storm Spirit and says, "STORM SPIRIT...SHUT UP!"
  • Anachronox features Grumpos Matavastros, a grumpy old man and scientist whose world (non-combat) skill is 'yammer.' Play a mini-game to fill his lungs and he'll spout off about 3 pages of run-on sentence, causing whoever was standing in your way to get annoyed and wander off.
  • Cameo Leon from Viewtiful Joe 2, who has a bad habit of blabbing Dr. Kranken and Gedow's evil plans to the heroes. Even his dying words go a mile a minute.
  • In the second SPY Fox game, Fox comes across an excitable young lad named Elmo. Elmo is such a motor mouth that during their first conversation Fox tells him, completely seriously, "Breath, now!"
  • Konoe Kikyo in Bravely Default. A young kunoichi from the Black Blades squad, she is usually so shy that she never speaks a word. However, when disguised as someone else, she turns into such a motor mouth that even her English dialogue text features no spaces or punctuation between the words, exactly like the folder titles on this very page.
  • Unintentionally, everyone in Far Cry 2. Most of the dialogue in this game is spoken at just above a whisper, and all of it at a very high rate of speed. Thank goodness for subtitles.
  • Guilty Gear Xrd:
    • Bedman doesn't talk at all during battles, but his quotes upon losing/winning a match or getting hit with certain instant kill moves are extremely long and spoken at a high speed. His reaction to the cutesy facial he receives courtesy of Faust's instant kill move in particular is so long that he's still talking while the announcer declares the winner and barely manages to finish before the next round starts.
    • From the same game, all of Elphelt's win poses and win quotes in which she takes out her marriage certificate and starts rambling for 15 seconds long before she gets a nosebleed. This even puts her the same level as Rufus's talking.
  • The gibberish in the song "BABY BABY!!" from Um Jammer Lammy and its soundtrack album Make It Sweet! is a whole lot of sounds sung extremely fast in a short period of time, represented in the lyrics as "#$%^&!"
  • In Shadowverse, most of Eleanor's dialogue are paragraphs, and she speaks so fast that Isabelle mentions her ears bending from listening to her.
  • In Strawberry Vinegar, Rie's father after Licia returns with Rie from her first day of school.
    Dad: RieLiciawelcomebackImissedyousomuchhowwasschooldidyouhaveagoodfirstdayanddidRietakecareofyouandidyoumakeanynewfriendsIhopeyouhadagoodtimeandeverythingwentwellmaybeitwashardifJapaneseisnotyourfirstlanguagebutImsureyoutriedyourbestandImveryproudofyou!!!
  • The King of Fighters XIV has the mysterious Kukri who combines this with his dirty language.
    Kukri (vs. Iori): "LookslikethisdumbassjustdoesntgetityourgroupisnothingbutabunchofcrazyassholesIshouldputaleashoneveryoneinyourgarbageassgroupandcageyoulosersup."
    Kukri (vs. Kyo): "Showyouagoodtimewhatthehellareyoutalkingaboutwhatareyoustupidyouprobablytooktoomanyhitstotheheadmanagementshouldlookintoshitheadslikethisandbantheminadvance..."
  • Shojo to Maou to Tactics: Erisu Vanstein can talk really fast, as the trailer for ~Maou Soudatsusen~ demonstrates.

    Animationsspecificallymadefortheinternet. 
  • As the title would suggest, this is a staple of Zero Punctuation. Yahtzee edits out his pauses to achieve this effect.
  • RWBY:
    • Ruby tends toward this when she's nervous or excited. It's especially noticable whenever she waxes lyrical about weapons as she considers herself a weapons geek. If given a chance to talk about her dream job, she tends to start talking non-stop as well as she thinks the world of becoming a Huntress.
    • Nora doesn't seem to have an off-switch when she gets going. She's even accompanied by her own unique zany music score to show when she's in full flow. She's first introduced trying to plan how she and her childhood friend Ren can make sure they end up on the same team together: not even cleaning teeth or eating breakfast can stop her talking.
    • Dr. Oobleck's lectures and speeches when he gets to talking about history, geography, or any other subject he's knowledgeable about get fast to the point of being almost impossible for either his students or the audience to follow.
  • FreedomToons: Ben Shapiro is humorously portrayed as this more so than usual.
    Dr. Mac: Are—are you speeding this guy up? I can barely understand him.
    Assistant: Speeding him up?! Mac, we're playing him in slow motion!
  • Peter, the titular character of Petera Dzive, narrates each episode at a very fast pace. As a result, he goes through his story humorously quickly, and the episodes never go over 60 seconds.
  • Homestar Runner: In the Strong Bad Email "caffeine", Strong Sad becomes far more talkative than normal when he's on a caffeine buzz.
    Strong Sad: I feel great! I feel great! I feel great! I feel bad. I don't even watch football! I don't even watch football! I can't remember my legs!
  • SMG4's Mario Bloopers: "TOAD!THERE'SABOMBTHATSGOINGTOEXPLODEUNLESSWEFINDAVAULTWITHMONEY!"

    Comicsontheinternet. 
  • Fur Will Fly:
    HINATALIESORRYTODROPVIOLETONYOULIKETHISIREALLYAPPRECIATEITHAVEFUNYOUTWOOKBYE
  • Newshounds:
    Wellthatsitfortodaysepisodeofbigbilliondollarsurvivorchallange2001thankyoufortuninginseeyounexttimeBYE!
  • Spellshocked:
    OhImsosorryIpromisetoneverblowyouupagainifyouletmeliveandnotshowmeanyofyourhorriblescarspleasepleaseplease
  • Nodwick:
    WerestealingthestarofelysivanaandIcantlieevenifitstoanobviouslybadmanlikeyousoifeeltherightthingtodoistobuyyourhollowtomakeituptoyou!
  • Ubersoft's Help Desk:
    Philsgoneberzerkandisstringentlytestingsoftwareandtheprogrammersareworriedthatmaybehesgoneoffthedeependbecausehes-forcingthemalltorewritecode!
  • Suicide for Hire:
    NOOOLEMMEGOSHE'SGONNATELLTHECOPSANDWEGOTTASTOPHERBEFORESHEDOESIDON'TWANNABEAPRISONBITCH-WEDON'TEVENNEEDTOHIDETHEBODYWECANEATBACONFORAYEAR
    YEAHHEREWEGOCANISEESOMEI.D.THANKSWOULDYOULIKETHATGIFTWRAPPEDYOURTOTALCOMESTOSOMEBIGASSNUMBERDON'TSHOOTYOUREYE-OUTMAN.
  • The Suburban Jungle:
    OHMYGODI'MSORRYI'MSORRYPLEASEDON'TKILLME!
  • Slightly Damned:
    SoRheaItoldSnowyIlovedherandshecriedandIwasworriedandthenshehuggedmeandsaidshelovedmetooandthenwekissedandit-wasreallygreatandthen
  • Zordon, aka the babbling village idiot, in A Hate Story doesn't actually need to breathe, so once he gets started on his Wall of Text, he won't stop until someone interrupts him with a Big "SHUT UP!".
  • In Agents of the Realm, once Jordan gets more sure of herself, she starts talking and doesn't stop, to Norah's increasing annoyance.
  • Parodied in The Order of the Stick. One comic has Haley engaging in an internal dialogue with the personification of her self-loathing, while Elan is in the background of every panel saying "Blah Blah Blah". Turns out he was actually saying "Blah Blah Blah," to set a new record for the number of times he could say it in a row.
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: It can be hard to get Sigrun to stop talking once she gets going, to the point that Mikkel frequently has trouble getting his advice in without getting interrupted.

    Originalstuffmadefortheinternet. 
  • Scrambler of the Whateley Universe is a speedster, and has the standard tendency to talk at a hundred miles an hour and overlook what everyone else is saying. And heaven forbid she's talking about Stephenie Meyer books or something else she loves.
  • The Jade Regent Campaign from RPGMP3 features a character called Spivey, a Lyrakien Cleric of Desna. Spivey used to live in a cemetery, until the PCs came by. She then joined their caravan and followed them on their quest, quickly earning the nickname "Death Pixie", since most of her skills were focused on graveyard maintenance, at that point. She's always flitting around, dispensing invaluable moral advice and trying to get the PCs to be nicer to each other.
    Spivey: There'sacoupletravellersahead! Weshouldfeedthem.
    Harold: Ah, Spivey! How do you fly with that heart of gold?
    Spivey: Oh, well... Desna gives me wings!
    Misty: Her heart is made out of gold?! How do you know? [Visibly starts to ponder whether she should reach in, pull it out and check]
    Harold: Y'know, with the Good Outsiders, I wouldn't be surprised.
    Misty: [Grabs Spivey and shakes her] She's not heavy enough to have a heart made of gold?
    Koya: Misty, that's not how we usually hug!
    Jade Regent, episode 13
  • Gomer the Ranting Thespian, the host of three different podcasts on RT Gomer Productions, falls into this with some regularity.
  • Tom from Echo Chamber when explaining a trope to a non-Troper:
    Tom: Romantic False Lead is when there's like, two characters, right? And they may or may not hook up at some point in the future. Meanwhilethere'sanothercharacterwhocomesalong, andbecomesatemporraryromanticinterestofoneofthecharacters, whichcanbeusedtoheightenthestakesandtheneglectedfeelingsoftheothercharacter—
    Porn Girl: Yeah. Uh huh. When someone asks "how are you doing", they don't actually care.
  • Randy Hayes from My Way Entertainment, better known to the internet as "OH YEAH IT'S THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH AND IMMA WHOOP THE SHIT OUTCHA ASS, BITCHASS MUTHAFUCKA!"
    The Juggernaut: [after having nearly fallen down a trap door] Whoa, Jabba the Hutt! Aw hell no, I seen what the fuck happened in Star Wars andthismuthafuckaain'tfixingtobebitingonmygoddamnbootscauseI'llbeattheSHITouthisass, BITCH!
  • Karim Debbache, host of Crossed usually talks fast enough to give this effect while remaining intelligible. He takes it Up to Eleven (aften taking a deep breath) to enumerate some of the flaws of what he describes as "the worst scene in cinema history" in his review of House of the Dead.
  • Lowtax's "Top 10 Scariest Moments of Gaming w/o PewDiePie" includes a text-to-speech program voicing out all the subtitles that appear on screen, causing it to sometimes lapse into this when it tries to pronounce emoticons.
    FUCKCOLONCEEFUCKCOLONCEEFUCKCOLENCEEFUCKCOLONCEE
    FUCKYOUGREATERTHANCOLONOPENPARENTHESIS
  • Caddicarus has a penchant for talking relatively quickly most of the time, but during his "Current Quickies" videos, he really turns it up and speaks incredibly fast.
  • Pokemon Pals: Ash isn't quite as bad as some, but he does talk a lot, especially when he starts listing things. Misty becomes concerned with him when he hasn't talked for hours, saying that he usually can't stop for more than five minutes.
  • Critical Role: Just don't get Lyra started on Aldor... or anything, really.
  • Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel tends to talk very breathlessly throughout most of his videos.
  • Matt of Mystery Science Theater F1 tends to speak very quickly sometimes, especially when narrating the start of races.
  • The river-spirit Maidin of Moonflowers is a talkative young man, as well as a pretty spacey member of The Fair Folk. His dialogue lasts for at least a paragraph at a time, and he's often reminded to get back on subject.
  • Any video on YouTube can become this if...itissettodoublespeed. The opposite can also happen...wheeennn iiittt iiisss ssseeettt tttooo haaalllfff speeeddd.
  • This happens to an anime reviewer once; he even went as far to comment in the video description that "I actually did say the line at 4:39 all in one breath. I think my lungs must have expanded a few gallons."
    "It's also revealed that Anna is really a clone of Yu created by this evil doctor who's running the whole tournament and that the doctor was the one behind Yu's restaurant going into debt because he wanted Yu to sign up for the fighting tournament and fight against Anna so his cloning experiments would prosper SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE STORY IN THIS HENTAI BEING TOO DAMN COMPLICATED!?!?"
  • Some of the videos under the YouTube channel J.T. Sexkik, which largely poke fun at hilariously misspelled or otherwise bizarre Yahoo! Answers Questions, Wikihow articles, etc., do this when reading such posts that consist of streams of rambling, run-on text. Followed by a briefly displayed image of Speed Racer.
  • Musician and cover artist Anthony Vincent frequently does this in his Ten Second Songs series when he is challenged to sing In the Style of... one of the aforementioned fast rappers, though it is unclear from his videos whether he manages the cadence on his own merits or speeds things up for those segments.

    Animatedcartoonsmadeinthewesternworld. 
  • Key-per and Booko from Adventure Time are both able to talk so fast that it becomes difficult to understand the words. Double points for the Key-per being voiced by John Moschitta, Jr. (see above)
  • Daggett does this in an episode of The Angry Beavers when he discovers a camera poking out of the sink.
    Daggett: NORB! There'sanalieninvasioninthebathroom!
    Norbert: ...What?
    Daggett: THERE'SANALIENINVASIONINTHEBATHROOM!
    Norbert: Woah, speak slowly and put spaces between your words.
    Daggett: [takes a deep breath] There's an alien invasion in the bathroom.
  • Animaniacs:
    • One episode has the Warner Siblings having to put up with a man named Francis "Pip" Pumphandle (voiced by Ben Stein) who goes into a very long rambling monologue about cheese balls; his speech is soft but continuous as the Warners resort to ever more blatant methods to tell him goodbye. To say that he annoys them to no end would be putting it mildly. Ironically, when the guy finally decides to leave them alone at the end of the episode, the Warner's were so used to his endless babbling that they can't handle the quiet.
    • Yakko, aka Mr. United States Canada Mexico Panama, also fits this trope.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • While Aang is normally a Keet, he doesn't really slip into Motor Mouth all that much. When an Earth Kingdom General gives him the Avatar-verse equivalent of Red Bull in order to try and bring out the Avatar State, though:
    Aang: IsitworkingisitworkingIcan'ttellsomebodytellmeifI'mintheAvatarState'causeIdon'thaveagoodviewofmyselfamItalkingtooloud?
    • The Legend of Korra gives us Ikki, is the middle child of three airbending children between a Little Miss Snarker older sister and a Cloudcuckoolander younger brother, but is the more energetic and talkative of the them to the point it annoys their father, Tenzin, and his rival, Tarllok. She never stops. She does however demonstrate Hidden Depths on Bolin when he tries a slightly subdued Motor Mouth spiel of questions which she manages to answer perfectly with pin-point accuracy.
  • Luna from The Boondocks has a very weird speech pattern, where if she starts to get upset, the rate at which she is talking rapidly accelerates mid-sentence.
  • Family Guy:
    • A cutaway shows that Cleveland was a fast-talking auctioneer, until a totem pole fell on his head, causing his current slow speech pattern.
    • In "I Dream of Jesus," when Peter was accusing others of having a motive for swiping his "Surfin' Bird" record, Peter talks this way when he describes his crazy theory about everyone against "the record."
  • Goo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, particularly when she becomes excited. And just to be clear, her voice was not sped up, Grey Delisle really can speak that fast.
  • Mabel from Gravity Falls is noticeably much more talkative than her more introverted brother, Dipper, sometimes veering into this territory.
  • The Blabbermouth of Echo Island from Here Comes the Grump. It's right there in the name, too.
  • Kaeloo: In Episode 105, Kaeloo talks so quickly that her face turns blue from lack of oxygen.
  • King of the Hill:
    • Boomhauer is a Motor Mouth to the point of also being The Unintelligible. Although he's apparently unintelligible even when he slows down; in the episode where Hank's workplace explodes, he tries to call 911. Upon being asked to slow down, he says something like "That... dang... go... boom!" before fadeout.
    • Most of what he's saying is him simply separating nearly every word by the words "dang ol," "man," "talkinbout," or "tellyouwhat." What makes it funny is that Mike Judge supposedly based the character's method of talking from a phone message he got from a wrong number, and was so perplexed and amused by it that he decided to base a character off of this random wrong call.
    • And in a flashback from his perspective, Dale, Hank, and Bill talk like this while Boomhauer speaks normally.
  • Looney Tunes:
  • Bugs Bunny himself goes into an unintelligible run in "Racketeer Rabbit" when Rocky (a caricature of Edward G. Robinson) puts a gun to his head, demanding to know what Bugs did with the stolen money.
  • Foghorn Leghorn also qualifies, though unlike a lot of... "I say", unlike a lot of other examples on this page, it's not so much that he talks really fast, it's more that he can never stop talking.note  The prime example of Foggy's motor-mouthedness is "The Fractured Leghorn", where he refuses to stop talking and allow a barnyard cat to get a word in edgewise; the cat's frustration builds throughout the cartoon until he finally slams him with a Big "SHUT UP!" — but the motor-mouthed Foggy STILL won't stop talking, even holding back the Iris Out to get a few last words in!
  • Mega Man has the self-explanatory Quick Man, who speaks like this in his rare few appearances. Oddly enough, he also takes long pauses between each of his sentences, so there's notable moments of silence in between strings of rapid-fire speech.
  • The Mr. Men Show: Little Miss Chatterbox, as well as Mr. Chatterbox. They ARE both Motor Mouths.
  • Phineas from Phineas and Ferb is always going on about something, as a foil to his step-brother and Heterosexual Life-Partner, Ferb. The only time he's been shown to be quiet is when he is brainwashed (and that is in a dream).
  • My Little Pony 'n Friends: Whizzer (a pink pegasus pony with three beany caps as a cutie mark) is generally portrayed this way in the original My Little Pony, but it is inconsistent for the most part. Generally though, she talks fast and flies fast.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Pinkie Pie is very prone to this:
      Pinkie Pie: Isn't this exciting? Are you excited? Because I'm excited! I've never been so excited! Well, except for the time I saw you walking into town and I went gasp!, but I mean really, who can top that?
    • Pinkie Pie was later weaponized in "The Last Roundup", where Applejack is forced to admit why she's working at a cherry orchard instead of coming home to Ponyville by being subjected to Pinkie Pie's incessant rambling about Inherently Funny Words.
    • Fluttershy can turn into one of these under the right circumstances (such as when first meeting Spike and when critiquing her first gala dress).
    • In the episode "No Second Prances", Big Mac is turned into a motor mouth, to his horror, by Starlight Glimmer, since, as she put it, she couldn't make friends with someone who didn't talk much. Funnily enough, the flashback in "Where the Apple Lies" shows that Big Mac used to talk a lot, to the point that none of his family could ever get a word in edgewise. He became famously monosyllabic in an attempt to listen to others more.
    • Autumn Blaze, an energetic Kirin from the episode "Sound Of Silence". She has become this due to years of being silent. Whenever she talks, she tends to talk as much as she can, and even asks others to do the same.
    • Silverstream, a Hippogriff student to the School of Friendship in season 8, is very talkative when she gets excited, which is often, due to her Mundane Object Amazement.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • Mojo Jojo, always. He takes villainous rants to an art form, and never shuts up even when there's no-one around to listen to him.
    • Everyone in the Powerpuff Girls special "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!" seems to suffer from this to the point where many lines cannot be understood.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Cape Feare": "BARTDOYOUWANTSOMEBROWNIESBEFOREYOUGOTOBED?!" and "BARTYOUWANNASEEMYNEWCHAINSAWANDHOCKEYMASK?!"
    • And when Homer gets scared, he talks insanely fast. For example, in the "Treehouse of Horror VII" story "Homer^3":
    • In "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Lisa goes on a breathless rant about how offensive the new talking Malibu Stacy dolls are while Bart just stands there confused.
    Lisa: It's not funny, Bart! Millions of girls will grow up thinking that this is the right way to act — that they can never be anything more than vacuous ninnies whose only goal is to look pretty, land a rich husband and spend all day on the phone with their equally vacuous friends talking about how damn terrific it is to look pretty and land a rich husband! (seethes with rage)
    Bart: (beat) Just what I was gonna say.
    • In "King Size Homer", Homer is unable to get a lift to the nuclear plant to stop the explosion due to rambling about poisonous gas, thus scaring people off. When he tries to get an ice cream truck to give him a lift, his rambling and obesity scares the driver out of the truck.
    Homer: Hey, buddy, you gotta slow your car down and let me in, because I'm a big fat guy and I can't go anywhere! Because there could be some poison gas, I mean there's really going to be poison gas, and everybody's going to be dead, especially me!
  • South Park: Eric Cartman's Seamless Spontaneous Lie to cover up their "Toilet Paper" incident when the gang is sent to the Principal's office.note 
    Cartman: Okay. Last night, all four of us were at the bowling alley until about 7:30, at which time we noticed Ally Sheedy, the Goth chick from the Breakfast Club, was bowling in the lane next to us, and we asked her for her autograph, but she didn't have a pen, so we followed her out to her car, but on the way we were accosted by five Scientologists who wanted to give us all personality tests, which were administered at the Scientology Center in Denver until 10:45, at which time we accidentally boarded the wrong bus home and ended up in Rancho de Burritos Rojos, south of Castle Rock, and finally got a ride home with a man who was missing his left index finger, named Gary Bushwell, arriving home at 11:46.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine:
    • While Duck is a sensible engine, he often rambles about being Great Western, much to the annoyance of the other engines. It only took Donald to point this out to him by making quacking noises.
    • Marion the Steam Shovel (introduced in Tale Of The Brave) also qualifies. She could talk for hours on end about her past adventures and how she loves digging. This sometimes causes the other engines to avoid her, though Thomas is always happy to listen to her stories. Ironically, she does not think of herself as talkative.
    • Phillip the Diesel Boxcab also loves to talk a lot, particularly about the time he (allegedly) beat Gordon in a race. When Edward had to temporarily stay with him in Wellsworth Sheds during the events of "A Shed For Edward", Philip would talk all through the night, costing Edward his much-needed sleep. When he saw just how tired Edward was, Philip learned to be quiet during the night so Edward could sleep, and this led to Edward choosing to stay in Wellsworth Sheds with him permanently.
  • In the ThunderCats (2011) episode "Song of the Petalars", the Lilliputian young Petalar Emrick is like this on meeting the Thundercats, rattling off questions to Lion-O about his species and his sword with breathless excitement while climbing vegetation to get a better view of them.
  • Transformers:
    • Both The Transformers (G1) and Transformers Animated Blurr. Though each has a very different style: G1 Blurr repeats himself constantly, while Animated Blurr's dialogue is so densely informative (and contains enough Expospeak) that every word counts (though he ironically spent his first appearance as The Voiceless). Both versions of Blurr are voiced by John Moschitta, mentioned above.
    • Also, there is Bluestreak, who plays it in a different manner than either Blurr; Bluestreak simply never shuts up as a means of coping with being the only survivor of his hometown's destruction, as if he's trying to drown out his own thoughts and memories.
  • Happens in Veggietales during the silly song, Love My Lips.
    Larry: Ten days after I turned eight / Got my lips stuck in a gate / My friends all laughed / And I just stood there until the fire department came and broke the lock with a crow bar and I had to spend the next six weeks in lip rehab with this kid named Oscar who got stung by a bee right on the lip and we couldn't even talk to each other until the fifth week because both our lips were so swollen and when he did start speaking he just spoke Polish and I only knew like three words in Polish except now I know four because Oscar taught me the word for lip: Usta!
  • Quicksilver from X-Men: Evolution talks faster than the other characters by just enough. It's a nice touch of Glamour Failure when he's in civilian dress. Understandable when you consider that everything about him is sped up, to the point that even when forcing himself to act at normal speed, the world is still moving at "long line at the DMV" speed to him (this is used to explain his often generally disagreeable attitude in the comicverse.)
  • Mr Krbec and his Animals: When Mr Krbec is injured and spends some time in hospital, his replacement is a young philosophy student Pilnáček who talks super quickly, especially when he shows the castle to tourists.
    Pilnáček: The-castle-was-seized-burnt-down-and-rebuilt. 100-years-later-t-was-again-seized-and-burnt-down-and-rebuilt. These-cannon-balls-remained-from-that-period. 100-years-later-seized-and-burned-down-again. Next-group!

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  • Auctioneers. An example, courtesy of Mr. John Korrey Which were used as inspiration for the appropriately-titled Auctioneer Song.
  • Actor Edward G. Robinson sometimes achieved this (see his role as Barton Keyes in Double Indemnity), purportedly on the first run-through without having to do a second take.
  • The game reviewer Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. His segment on The Escapist isn't called "Zero Punctuation" for nothing.
    • If anything, Yahtzee has gotten faster and more intense; he sounds positively sedate in his older videos compared to his newer ones. He has stated that the fast talking was by accident. Apparently he keeps it up and edits the pauses out, because it's funnier that way.
    • What's even better is that, for April Fools' Day, Yahtzee posted a video of his character sitting by a slow-ticking grandfather clock, while slowly reciting a few lines from from John Keats' poem Ode To Melancholy.
  • To people unfamiliar with a language, native speakers often come off as this way. Latin American Spanish is a great example (in Spain, is nowhere as fast).
    • When learning another language and being exposed to a natural conversation in that language as opposed to, say, audio that's recorded especially for learners, it can really seem to the person learning the language that this is in effect. In reality, it only seems quickly because of unfamiliarity, and with enough exposure and practice the effect is reduced.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, though even he has some trouble keeping up with his character's lines in Sherlock.
    • Just look at how long his answers are in this interview. This man has A LOT to say!
  • Sir Ron Lionheart. See for example here.
  • Watch a Policy/Cross-X Debate round. Try to understand what they're saying.
    • On some national circuits, speeches sound less like words and more like a low hum. It gives a strategic advantage. A "spread" debater will throw so many arguments at their opponent it will actually be impossible to answer them all. Thus, any arguments left untouched can be claimed as enough to warrant a victory.
    • To go with the other Speech and Debate examples, in some Extemporaneous speaking rounds, participants speak so rapidly it can be hard for the judge to hear what they're saying. Though, to be fair, it's very hard to cram all your facts and sources into a seven minute speech
  • Neal Cassady, known by some of his friends as Speed Limit. Tom Wolfe, in his book on the Merry Pranksters, tried to transcribe Cassady's continual stream-of-consciousness ramblings and came up with things like this: "Just passing through folks don't mind us my schedule just happened to coincide with Mr. Kesey's here and all the redundancy you understand and the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson and the worst of the poems of Schiller huntin' and peckin' away as they did except insofar as where you draw the line that is but in any case I believe it was at let me see Sebring yes and when Fangio with the exhaust valves wide open and the petcocks too that you've sometimes seen starting with Wordsworth you see and working backward..."
  • Sports announcers, especially in basketball and hockey.
    • Any basketball fan who grew up in Los Angeles before this decade grew up with the rapid-fire play-by-play of legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn, particularly his famous "This game's in the refrigerator: the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O's jigglin'!"
    • Parodied in one song by System of a Down, who know a thing or two about talking way too fast.
  • At first, Mexican people claimed they didn't understand Panamanian singer Flex/Nigga when he talked. Fortunately for them, now he talks a lot slower.
  • Hondurans are notable in that they don't have an accent, however their speech pattern is still distinguishable to other Spanish speakers because of this trope.
    • This has led to some annoying Verbal Tics in most young Hondurans (and adults if not corrected, which in turn can lead to some embarrassing Inter-American meetings) like inadvertently joining words that commonly go together to form a nonexistent combination, like taking es and que to form Esque (this is so common that first graders will write it like this, though it's usually corrected by the second grade), and most noticeable (and embarrassing even amongst Hondurans even though we all have done it at least once) is to inadvertently change the S in the middle of a word for a J while Motor-Talking, famously leaving the already mispronounced Esque as Ejque. This tics can also happen in other countries, like Colombia, but it's usually attributed to their accent and not their Motor Mouth (Lucky bastards).
  • Chileans, combined with this trope and the fact they have a very unique accent, are a nightmare for people from other Spanish speaking countries to understand. Think Spanish, foul-mouthed Boomhauer and extend it to an entire country.
  • One stereotype of Indian people is that they speak English very fast - amusingly, they think everyone else speaks English very fast.
  • Sirius XM radio DJ Terry Young is nicknamed "Motormouth" since his delivery tends to be mumbled and very fast. And incredibly irritating. In fairness to Young, he's making a conscious effort to mimic the style of Top 40 radio DJs in the '50s and '60s, who very often utilized this trope.
  • Youtube Let's Play-er raocow isn't usually spectacularly fast, but the way he rambles on without pause, or concern for the topic he was speaking on four words ago, inspires awe in all but the most jaded of viewers. Apparently (and fortunately for people trying to talk to him) this is something he does semi-on-purpose, and having an actual conversation with him brings a much more normal speech pattern.
  • Fran Capo. The video clip goes into more detail about how she can talk so fast. Good luck trying to understand what she says when she's going for speed.
  • Colombian Football (soccer) commentators, like Édgar Perea.
  • Creationist Duane Gish has become so infamous for his tactic of throwing off massive amounts of antievolution arguments in lectures and debates (with the intent of snowjobbing the debate opponent) that it's become known as the "Gish Gallop."
  • This can occur as a result of psychiatric conditions such as mania and schizophrenia, wherein it is called Pressure of speech.
  • This can also be a warning sign that the person you're talking to is on stimulants, and can be induced from anything from too much caffeine and/or nicotine right up to meth. That said, meth Motor Mouth tends to have distinctive features (specifically the speech tending toward being accusatory or angry or paranoid) as opposed to the more "nervous" Motor Mouth that results from a chain-smoking and coffee session, for example, or the "I LOVE EVERYONE AND YOU'RE ALL MY BEST FRIEND" Motor Mouth that's seen in the more annoying ecstasy users.
  • Welsh stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert.
  • Anyone in a panic, pain or flooded with stims/adrenaline can be this.
  • Often this is the case with certain kinds of autistic people, who may unintentionally speak very quickly and illogically, as they have trouble reading social cues.
  • Rebel XD holds the current world record for fastest rapping at 683 syllables in 54.5 seconds.
  • Little kids often talk a lot to family or friends due to not knowing when to stop, which can usually lead to this.
  • When it gets right down to it, anyone can be this; it's not the speed itself that's a problem for people, but rather the fact that they run out of breath quickly, forget what to say (or, if they're improvising, can't think of anything), or stumble over certain words, especially when alliteration is involved. The people you see that talk really fast just overcome these problems.
  • The various forms of Chinese often sound very fast to Western sensibilities when spoken, and the information density is through the roof as each syllable is often an entire word, but the context of each word can only be drawn from the entire sentence. Because the language is tonal (four different variations to each syllable, each in turn with numerous possible meanings, see also the 'Shi Shi shi shi shi poem') this also leads to the peculiar quirk of quickly spoken Chinese also being generally louder due to the need to inflect each syllable clearly.
  • A symptom of ADHD is speaking faster and/or more than most people. Bipolar people can also get like this in manic phases.
  • Both John and Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers. No matter where they are, what they're doing, or what YouTube channel they're appearing on, expect them both to be talking up a storm. Perhaps it originated from the 'under four minutes' restriction of their early Brotherhood 2.0 videos; they only added the exception for educational content later.
  • Japanese seiyu Tomohiro Nishimura did a voice sample of himself speaking very fast.
  • There is an actual illness that causes this, called Logorrhea.
  • John Moschitta Jr, otherwise known as 'the Micro Machines Man', once held the Guiness World Record for 'World's Fastest Talker' (his record was 586 words per minute. His record was subsequently broken by Steve Woodmore (637 words per minute), who was in turn beaten by Sean Shannon with 665 words per minute.
  • Singlish is very guilty of this, as it involves speaking sentences in machine-gun speed, mish-mashed with vocabulary borrowed from English, Mandarin (and other Chinese dialects), Malay, and Tamil.


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