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"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!"
Deangelo Vickers, The Office (US)

When a Big "YES!" is not big enough for excitement.

Suppose Alice is watching the lottery show while looking at her ticket from time to time. When the numbers she wrote come down at the random or with the exact entries, Alice screeches in elation and bouncing off the couch going "Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes...!", while Bob is just right next to her, either joyed or alarmed. Congratulations! Alice just gave out this trope.

Often, but not always muttered out by, a Motor Mouth. Or overexcited children getting their presents. Or in a wedding proposal. Or having sex.

Compare Big "YES!". Contrast Rapid-Fire "No!".


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    Anime & Manga 
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Stardust Crusaders: Jotaro, Joseph, and Kakyoin fight against Telence T. D'Arby, whose Stand ability is to seal one's soul in a doll when he defeats someone in a game. Its secondary ability is to read someone's soul when he asks them a yes or no question, visualized by him seeing the character as a technicolor silhouette and hearing them say either "YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!" or "NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!" depending on the answer. Joseph eventually riffs on this after D'Arby's defeat with an exasperated "yes, yes, yes, oh my God!" (and in Gratuitous English to boot).
    • Diamond is Unbreakable: Josuke, Okuyasu, and Shigechi win the lottery with the help of the latter's Stand, Harvest. The former two start chanting "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" together.

    Films — Animated 
  • In Cinderella, the Grand Duke does this whenever the King gives him an order.
  • In The Land Before Time, Ducky's catchphrase is "Yep yep yep!", which she adds after almost every sentence she speaks.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Kevin does this in Home Alone a few times when fighting off Harry and Marv, the burglars.
  • In TRON, the Bit (who can only say 'yes' or 'no') responds this way when Kevin manages to reactivate a derelict Recognizer for the group to ride in.
  • When Harry Met Sally.... During the restaurant scene where Sally fakes an orgasm, she repeatedly yells "Yes!" near the end.
    Nearby restaurant customer: I'll have what she's having.
  • Singin' in the Rain has a villain in the talkie The Dueling Cavalier exclaim this, after his captive (played by Lina) delivers a Rapid-Fire "No!". The two of them proceed to exchange "No!"'s and "Yes!"'s for a seemingly endless amount of time. The Narm increases when a syncing error causes Lina's high, shrilly "No!"'s to come out of the villain's mouth, and his low, domineering "Yes!"'s to come out of hers.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Two suspects do this in Cluedo:
    • Mrs Peacock, when confessing to the murder of a tabloid journalist.
    Mrs Peacock: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, all right I did it. Pounded the little ferret's head to mush with a microphone.
    • Reverend Green also answers in this way, when pressed about whether he had been "intimate" with the murder victim (he was not the murderer, though).
  • In the episode "The Inner Circle" from The Office (US), Deangelo Vickers tells Dwight Schrute that he will win the latter over.
    Deangelo: I'm gonna win you over.
    Dwight: No, you're not.
    Deangelo: Yes, I am.
    Dwight: No.
    Deangelo: Oh, yes!
    Dwight: No.
    Deangelo: Yes.
    Dwight: No!
    Deangelo: Yes!
    Dwight: No!
    Deangelo: Yes!
    Dwight: N-
    Deangelo: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
  • In the episode "Stretchcast" from The Day Today, Alan Partidge commentates over footage of a soccer game, saying "Yes" with increasing frequency before culminating with a Big "YES!" once a goal was scored.
  • In one episode of Hannah Montana, Miley, Lily and Oliver were waiting for their calls after taking an audition. When the three answered the calls, Miley and Lilly jumped and yayed in excitement, except for Oliver, who didn't make it.
    Miley: Why aren't you jumping?
    Lily: Why aren't you yay-ing?
    Miley: Why aren't you jumping and yay-ing?
  • In an episode on the final season of How I Met Your Mother, Ted proposes to The Mother at the lighthouse. Before he can finish his sentence, The Mother elatedly said "Yes" many times.
  • In Sabrina the Teenage Witch episode "The Great Mistake", convicted criminal Salem eagerly tries to please his parole officer. A little too eagerly, as it happens...
    Parole officer: Okay, I've been reviewing your file and I'm pleased with your progress. Enjoying your life as a cat?
    Salem: Yes.
    Parole officer: Any urinary tract problems?
    Salem: No.
    Parole officer: Giving back to the community?
    Salem: Yes.
    Parole officer: Gotten any strays in trouble?
    Salem: No.
    Parole officer: Still wanna take over the world?
    Salem: Yes. Wait, no! I meant no! Noooo!
  • Jim Trott's wife in The Vicar of Dibley does this as a Verbal Tic, in contrast to her husband's Rapid-Fire "No!". Like him, the last word, which could be yes or no, is the important one.

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    Web Animation 
  • RWBY Chibi: In "In The Clutches Of Evil", Pyrrha (as the Red Huntress) teams up with Zwei (as Wonder-Zwei) to rescue Jaune (as the Huntsman) from Torchwick and Neo, but Jaune incorrectly assumes Pyrrha to be a villain greater than Torchwick. He says that she has his undivided attention, but since Pyrrha is in love with Jaune, she takes this news well, spending the next morning frolicking while saying "yes" over and over, just as soon as Nora walks in.
    Nora: Someone had a good night.

    Web Comics 
  • In Girl Genius, after Agatha has just finished restoring her Castle's power with percussive lightning blasts, a concerned Agatha asks the Castle if it is all right; when asked if she would like to see proof, Agatha responds with this trope. Considering the Castle proves it by deploying all of its defenses to unleash the mother of all counterattacks upon the forces invading the city, something Agatha had ample reason to look forward to, and that up until this moment she was on the verge of losing, it's completely justified.

    Western Animation 
  • The Owl House: In "Witches Before Wizards", hoping to look for witch clothes to prepare for her first day as a witch-in-training, Luz stumbles upon a closet full of them and reacts with "YesYesYesYesYes!" in utter excitement.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A flashback in The Cutie Mark Chronicles depicts the moment when Twilight Sparkle passed her entrance exam in a prestigious school, and got her cutie mark in the process. She jumped in circles for joy and repeatedly shouted "Yes!"—then the flashback ends, showing that adult Twilight is so caught up in the memory that she's also jumping and shouting, much to the confusion of everyone around her.
    Restaurant patron: Are you okay, ma'am?
    Twilight Sparkle: Uh, yes.
  • Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy would often respond with "yeahyeahyeahyeah..." when excited.
  • Regular Show: In "Appreciation Day", Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson, share a multi-clap with "yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah".
  • This is how Muttley from Wacky Races (and other characters that act like him) sometimes responds when he is asked a yes-or-no question:
    Yeah, yeah, yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998): In "The Powerpuff Girls Rule", Mojo Jojo takes his victory with a barrage of "yes!" after obtaining the key to the world.
  • "YEAH, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah, AH!", you can definitely count on Darkwing Duck to do this on occasion when he is especially pleased with himself.
  • Beast Wars: Megatron has this as a Verbal Tic, yes!
  • Dr. Nuvo Vindi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars has this as a Verbal Tic. Of particular note is his reaction to Padmé noting that the Blue Shadow Virus was eradicated centuries ago; he exclaims "Yes!" about twenty times in a row before adding that he's resurrected it.
  • An episode of the made-for-TV Mr. Magoo cartoons had Hamlet the hamster in a toy jet plane heading for Cicero the cat:
    Cicero: NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo!!!
    Hamlet: Oh, YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes!!
  • Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny does this in "Hair-Raising Hare" when after the robot rabbit Bugs was smitten with falls to pieces, the mad scientist tells him he has another little friend to meet him (which turns out to be Gossamer):
    Bugs: Another friend?? Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!

  • In UNIX, there is a command called "yes" that will produce an infinite stream of the word "yes".
  • From an old Japanese joke, Japanese housewives can communicate great meaning with just the word "hai." "Hai" means "Yes, dear." "Hai, hai." means "I heard you the first time." "Hai, hai, hai" means "I only have two hands, you know." And "Hai, hai, hai, hai" means "The divorce papers are in the mail."


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Witches Before Wizards

Hoping to look for witch clothes within the Owl House to prepare for her first day as a witch-in-training, Luz stumbles upon a closet full of them and reacts with utter excitement.

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