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Verbal Kint: People say I talk too much.
Todd Hockney: Yeah, I was just about to tell you to shut up.

A Stock Phrase said from a character who may often border on The Stoic (especially one who Hates Small Talk) to one who is rather chatty or Motor Mouthed. Typically delivered as a punchline to the end of a long spiel or complaint made by the latter character. Also occasionally used as a "Shut Up, Hannibal!"

A romantic variant has this line followed up by a "Shut Up" Kiss. If it's a battle, then they may express this by simply having them Talk to the Fist.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Piccolo to Raditz.
    • Also Android 18 to Vegeta.
      Android 18: He talks too much.
      Vegeta: What was that?!
  • Naruto: This is said fairly early on by Zabuza to the eponymous character.
    Zabuza: You talk too much... and your words cut deep... deeper than any blade.
  • In YuYu Hakusho, Spirit Detective Yusuke Urameshi lampshades how one of Shinobu Sensui's seven Split Personalities, Minoru, talks way too much.
    Yusuke: We've talked so much already, I don't think my attention span can take it. So let's just skip to the fun!
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: This is one of the things that really sets Mikazuki Augus apart from all the other Gundam protagonists, who tend to be Warrior Therapists. He actually says it multiple times to the same person, and even lampshades it at one point:
    Mikazuki: I already told you talk too much.
  • In Bleach, Aizen is giving a Hannibal Lecture to Ichigo and is interrupted by the arrival of Isshin, who tells Aizen he talks too much and then knocks him through a wall.
  • In the Provisional Hero License Exam of My Hero Academia, when Camie actually the shapeshifting villain Himiko Toga in disguise monologues about why she sought out Deku alone, he retorts that she sure does love to talk and begins fighting.

    Audio Plays 
  • In Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost, after Rael Averross challenges Dooku to a duel, he talks at him for a bit, causing Dooku to go on the attack and tell him that he talks too much.

    Comic Books 
  • Irredeemable. Charybdis reveals he's had a Power-Up and starts kicking Plutonian's butt, saying that as Plutonian was Nigh-Invulnerable he'd never learned to fight properly. Plutonian then reveals why he turned evil in the first place.
    Plutonian: And do you know why I just told you all that? So you'd stop lecturing me about sucker punches! (sucker punches Charybdis)
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader. After spending a few minutes around Dr Aphra, Darth Vader finally notes something about her.
    "You are... overly fond of speaking."
  • In one of the Star Wars: Poe Dameron comics, Agent Terex has this to say of Captain Phasma:
    Terex: You really are a First Order commander through and through, Phasma. You threaten, and whine, and wail, but you never do anything.
  • The Transformers (Marvel): Said by Scorponok while fighting Shockwave. The latter was explaining how at maximum power, his arm gun was capable of penetrating even the former's armor, when the former dropped the trope line and punched him in the optic.
  • Superman:
    • The Phantom Zone: Upon finding out the Phantom Zoners have invaded the Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl demands answers from General Zod. Suddenly, Zod's minion Kru-El lunges at her from behind, complaining that she talks too much.
      Supergirl: "Let's forgo the posturing, Zod. How did you escape the Phantom Zone? What is it you think you're commanding? And where's Superman?"
      Kru-El: "Tedious is she not? A family trait, I'm afraid, General."
    • Girl Power: As sparring, Grace disparages Kara by constantly comparing her with a vapid pop idol. Eventually Kara gets tired of listening to Grace's ranting and taunting, and she breaks Grace staff as stating she talks too much.
      Grace: "But, you know what gets me the most about you anorexic Barbie dolls...?"
      Supergirl: (breaking Grace's metal staff) You talk way too much!"
  • Wonder Woman (Rebirth): Cheetah points out that Wondy spends far too much time talking and trying to understand and redeem her during their issue #20 fight just as she manages to escape from Wonder Woman.

    Fan Works 
  • Child of the Storm has Harry tell the Spirit of the Fallen Fortress this in chapter 63 of the sequel. He also observes that this is because it's essentially a super-boggart, one that's mainly using his form and as a consequence took some of his personality with it. This includes a tendency to talk too much and bluff on a bad hand. Cue curbstomping.
  • At the Battle of Narita in Code Prime, Starscream gloats to Tohdoh of how a lowly organic like doesn’t stand against him. Tohdoh uses his Burai Kai to kick him into a tree before telling him that he talks too much.
  • Dance with the Demons: Said word by word by Batman when Kobra's gloating becomes overbearing.
    Batman: "We can do this easy, Kobra. Give me the antidote. If it works, you go free. You have the word of the Batman on that."
    Kobra: "You waste both of our times. Both of us know the wine of violence. Both of us know that this must end here, with a long and heady draft of it. I will toast your death with it."
    Batman: "You talk too much."
  • Mystico the goblin says this of Brainy when he first encounters the Smurf in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story adaptation "Remaining Anonymous".

    Films — Animation 
  • Implied at the end of Kung Fu Panda. Po thinks that Master Shifu is dying from his injuries, but he's just exhausted and wants to rest.
    Po: Oh. So... I should... stop talking?
    Shifu: If you can.
  • Disney's Peter Pan says "girls talk too much" after listening to Wendy gush all about him while she sews his shadow back on.
  • Quest for Camelot, Garrett feels about Kayley that way because of her usual rambling whilst traveling in the forest. Here's this exchange when they are in Dragon Country when she rambles on about dragons:
    Garrett: [suddenly] Quiet!
    Kayley: Did you hear something?
    Garrett: No, I just want you to be quiet.
    Kayley: [placing her hands akimbo with a Death Glare on her face] Hmmph!
  • Brother Bear, Kenai gets easily annoyed by Koda's Motor Mouth behaviour on how he tells stories about him and his mom, and at one point, he tries to shush him from singing "On My Way".
    Kenai: Do you ever stop talking?
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Owlman calmly relates his plan to destroy all reality while curb-stomping Batman with his Powered Armor.
    Batman: (choking) What are you gonna do? Talk me to death?
    Owlman: (smiling) Actually... I thought I'd beat you to death.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • 12 Angry Men: In one of many memorable moments during deliberations in a first-degree murder trial, one of the jurors — Juror 10 — is frustrated that the jury's vote is starting to favor acquittal. As the accused is Hispanic and comes from the slums, he goes on a racist tirade about people from the slums and that they are better off killing themselves. One by one, all the other jurors turn away from him... except for Juror 4, who tells him he's had enough of his commentary. Tersely, he responds to Juror 10's comment, "Listen to me..." with, "I have. Now sit down and don't open your mouth again." In essence, "You've talked too much."
  • In Gravity, Ryan Stone and Mission Control are annoyed at Kowalski's habit of telling stories.
  • Said by Sylvester Stallone's Judge Dredd to Rob Schneider's Plucky Comic Relief in the Comic-Book Adaptation when trying to guess what crime he was charged with.
  • In the French movie L627 a female detective is told off for yacking during a stakeout. She gleefully replies, "I even talk when I'm giving head!"
  • In the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time film, The Silent Bob knife thrower uses up his speech token to tell his boss/Left debtor, the hammy Ostrich entrepreneur Alfred Molina, this when he's worrying about the dangerous mission.
  • Shanghai Noon had the Sioux chief's daughter tell this to Roy.
  • xXx: When Xander Cage is being briefed in Prague by a loud-mouthed bookworm agent on the high-tech weapons they'll be giving him, Xander asks him "You ever get punched in the face for talking too much?"
  • Hawk the Slayer. Our heroes rob a slaver of his gold in order to pay a ransom. The slaver is not pleased, and when he keeps snarling death threats, Gort suspends the man's spiked club above his head with a rope, with the other end between his teeth. When Gort announces that they're walking off with all his gold, the slaver can't help shouting his outrage...oops!
  • During the opening of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has just beaten Thor bloody and is holding him by the head, but Thor still isn't impressed by his grandstanding.
    Thanos: Destiny arrives all the same. And now it's here... or should I say, I am.
    Thor: You talk too much.
  • Near the end of Venom (2018), Eddie Brock drops this while fighting the Big Bad.
    Carlton Drake: You're too late. This is the next stage in —
    Eddie: [kicks him] You talk too much.
  • The Usual Suspects: "Verbal" Kint claims that he received his nickname because people say he talks too much. Up until this point in the scene, however, Kint has been completely silent. Hockney lampshades it.
  • The Eiger Sanction. Jon Hemlock is picked up at the airport by his old climbing buddy, Ben Bowman.
    Bowman: Goddamn my eyes, how the hell are ya? Goddamn, you're looking good! A little soft maybe but goddamn I'm glad to see ya! (Bear Hug) How the hell are you been? Boy, are we gonna to drink a lot of beer! Wait till you see the goddamn place! How the hell are you? Jesus Christ, Jon, don't you ever say anything?
    Hemlock: Well, I'm waiting for your mouth to get tired.
  • Gemini Man. Clay Jr. is holding Dani Zakarweski as The Bait to kill Henry Brogan and eventually has her Bound and Gagged with duct tape to shut her up. Turns out the reason she kept talking is that she's wearing a Hidden Wire and is actually passing Henry information.
    Dani: But can I ask you something?
    Clay Jr.: Would you actually stop talking long enough for me to answer?
  • In the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue of Hercules Returns, various characters are stated to go on and do various things, except Ursus who just goes on "...and on and on and on because no-one could shut him up."
  • Beauty and the Beast has this zinger from Cogsworth on Lumiere.
    Cogsworth: Well, of course he can talk! It's all he ever does.

  • A sci-fi short story "Quiet, Please" by Kevin Scott involved a composer who goes to a planet where the aliens don't speak, assuming he'll have a quiet place to compose a symphony. Unfortunately the aliens communicate through vibration, so the minute he starts pounding on his piano they charge into his room and haul him off to the embassy, where he's shoved onto the next rocketship back to Earth. The story ends with the outraged composer demanding to know what's going on. A laconic spaceman replies, "They say you talk too much!"
  • Often exchanged between Rephaim and Stevie Rae in The House of Night.
  • The War Against the Chtorr. Colonel Badass 'Lizard' Tirelli has had enough of how her relationship with Jim McCarthy is making her look bad. Jim says he doesn't have much to say about that but does insist that she listen while he gives a speech on why they should be together. Liz hears him out, then responds, "For someone who doesn't have a lot to say, you sure have a lot to say."
  • The Reluctant King: Karadur tells Jorian this is his chief fault, and it's quite true. At the time, Jorian's talking when Karadur says this and tries to defend himself while dangling from a rope to rescue his wife. Cue Big "SHUT UP!" by Karadur.
  • In the Batman short story "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" note , the Joker falls in love with the Mime, a female criminal from the comics who, naturally, has never spoken, and doesn't really want his attention. He pursues her with his normal shenanigans and overbearing declarations of love, until the climax when she whirls around and says "Will you please just SHUT UP!"
  • The Diary of a Young Girl. Anne Frank has to write an essay titled "The Chatterbox" because she keeps talking in class (quickly followed by "An Incorrigible Chatterbox" and "Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterback"). This becomes Serious Business when she has to remain quiet for long periods of time in the Secret Annex.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire. Jaime Lannister responds this way to Silent Snarker Ilyn Payne, the irony being that Ilyn had his tongue cut out years before and can't talk at all.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Adam-12: In "Badge Heavy" a rogue cop – under investigation for using excessive force toward a Black suspect – tries to justify to Reed in the locker room his brutal behavior toward suspects with a Motive Rant, saying they need a little beating up now and then (read: all the time), really pissing Reed off. Unfortunately for the officer, he does this in front of the entire shift of officers ... and the officers, who used to think the guy was pretty funny with his practical joking, soon turn their back on him and he loses their respect and support. The officer is forced to resign shortly thereafter.
  • Agent Carter. Peggy Carter has been trying to get her male colleagues to treat her as an SSR agent instead of a glorified secretary. So when Dooley finally gives her an assignment, her response is Stunned Silence.
    Dooley: Well look at that. You really can keep your mouth shut when you try.
  • All in the Family: Archie regarded himself as the family's spokesperson and didn't like it when others — especially Edith — tried to interject, especially if it were to the contrary to what Archie wanted to convey. He'd always do a "shaddup" or a "stifle yourself" if he thought they were talking too much.
  • Altered Carbon: Takeshi Kovacs says this a few times; as a Super Soldier trained to assimilate everything in his environment, it can be rather annoying when someone is blathering on.
    Poe: What are your preferences?
    Kovacs: For now? Non-verbal.
  • Angel:
    • This happens whenever Cordelia is captured, and usually leads to her being Bound and Gagged. She doesn't stop.
    • In "Somnambulist", a vampire that Angel once sired is monologuing away, saying that just because Angel has stopped being evil, doesn't mean he's going to stop as well. "It doesn't end, it just goes on and on." Cordelia retorts, "That's not the only thing that goes on, and on."
  • Batwoman (2019). Used for the Establishing Character Moment for Kate Kane's stepsister Mary, when the Inuit trainer hands Kate a satellite phone and tells her the "Girl Who Talk Too Much" wants to speak to her.
  • Prince Ludwig to the title character in Blackadder II.
    Prince Ludwig: You know, you talk too much, Blackadder. I think it's a case of werbal diorewea you are having.
  • Blake's 7
  • Not played for laughs in the 1995 Australian mini-series Blue Murder, when hitman Neddy Smith says it to crooked lawyer Brian Alexander just before he's thrown overboard while tied to a stove. Alexander is pleading for his life at the time, and was being murdered because he was believed to have been about to testify at the Stewart Royal Commission into Drug Trafficking.
  • The Brady Bunch: Youngest daughter Cindy was prone to this throughout the series, especially with Bobby ("The Winner" and "Little Big Man") and Jan ("Jan, the Only Child" and "Try, Try Again").
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In "As You Were", Spike starts ranting his grievances to Buffy and her former love interest Riley Finn.
    Riley: Can't you shut him up?
    Buffy: Not so far.
  • In the tenth season of Canada's Worst Driver, Siham's nominator and husband is very bad when it comes to backseat driving. Finally, in episode 7 she tells him point-blank "You talk too much. Instructions or nothing." In this case, though, her husband can't really be blamed because she had specifically been asking him to guide her instead of doing the course herself like she should have.
  • When Castle gets Taylor Swift tickets delivered to him at the precinct, he explains that they're a surprise gift for his daughter. "Apparently, she and Ash have a song." Beckett tells him that the two of them also have a song: "You Talk Too Much" by Clarence Carter.
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: In "The First Thing I Remember is Fire" the Emperor of the Skeksis gets fed up by the Chamberlain resulting in a chewing out that takes a jab at the latter's titular habit.
    Emperor: Enough! The General is right, I need results, not talk!
    Chamberlain: But! Emperor! My sire...
    Emperor: Be silent!! Or I will silence you!
    Chamberlain: But... But whyyy? I did not start fight!
    Emperor: You talk too much... Talk, talk, TALK!! WE ROT WHILE YOU CHATTER!!!
    Chamberlain: Sire, my plan! Is working! I just need more time!
    Emperor: More time, more words, more nothing!
  • Doctor Who
    • In "The War Games", 19th-century bandito Arturo Villar considers 21st-century Zoë to be outspoken: "For such a little woman, your mouth is too big."
    • In "The Green Death", the Doctor has just discovered that the mysterious boss of Global Chemicals is actually B.O.S.S., a megalomaniacal Master Computer.
      BOSS: Well, Doctor, have you nothing to say?
      Doctor: Why should I want to talk to a machine?
      BOSS: Oh really, Doctor. As far as I can gather from your computer record at UNIT, the difficult thing is to stop you talking.
    • In "Orphan 55", Kane cites this as the reason why, on an expedition through a low-oxygen environment, the Doctor starts to run out of air faster than everyone else.
    • In "Legend of the Sea Devils", the Chief Sea Devil surmises that the Doctor's rambling is to spin things out so she has time to think up a plan of action.
  • Game of Thrones. In "Second Sons", Queen Daenerys meets with the three sellsword captains opposing her, in an attempt to talk them into changing sides. Later, back at their camp:
    Prendahl: That dragon bitch, she talks too much.
    Daario: You talk too much.
    Meto: She won't talk so much when she's choking on my cock.
  • Gimme a Break!: Youngest daughter Samantha was prone to this, especially during the earliest episodes, and would sometimes blab something the others didn't want to have known. One example: In Season 1's "The Robbery," the Kaniskys come in while their house is being ransacked by burglars; the burglars tie the family (and later, Nell, when she arrives home separately) to the couch when Samantha blabs that her father is the chief of police, something that nearly costs her and her whole family their lives (when one of the burglars demands the TV be turned on and to full volume, as though to mask the sound of gunfire).
    • Samantha generally grew out of the "you talk too much" habit by the third season.
  • Luke Cage (2016). Cage and Bushmaster face off for a duel, but Bushmaster suggests We Can Rule Together instead of fighting. Cage turns down the offer because Bushmaster is a homicidal criminal while for better or worse, Cage is Harlem's hero.
    Bushmaster: You talk too much to be a hero. Heroes DO! (attacks Cage)
  • Power Rangers RPM: Tenaya 7 and Ziggy are fighting over the Series Green morpher. She's a super-powered cyborg who can take on actual Rangers and he...isn't, but she wastes too much time gloating.
    Tenaya: Now I will bond with your Series Green and destroy the Power Rangers from within. I will become the final stage of techno-awareness—
    Ziggy: You talk too much. [grabs morpher]
  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles", Spock implies this of McCoy.
    Spock: [The tribbles] do have one redeeming characteristic.
    McCoy: What's that?
    Spock: They do not talk too much.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Captain Picard often has to remind Data not to talk too much, mostly due to the android's tendency to over-explain things. This gets hilarious when the computer pulls this on him.
    Data: Startling. Quite extraordinary, in fact.
    Computer: Directions unclear. Please repeat request.
    Data: That was not a request. I was simply...talking to myself. A human idiosyncrasy, triggered by fascination with a particular set of facts. Or sometimes brought about by senility. Or used as a means of weighing information before reaching a conclusion. Or, as a—
    Computer: Thank you, sir. I comprehend.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
    • In the episode "Vortex", the, in terms of character, very solid and immutable Odo (from a species of liquid form changlings) meets the exiled conman Croden.
      Odo: I think I finally figured out what crime you were found guilty of on your world.
      Croden: What's that?
      Odo: You talk too much.
    • This takes a dark twist when Croden chuckles darkly and admits that Odo is right: his initial crime was publicly voicing dissent against the totalitarian government, the penalty for which is the execution of the criminal's family. His secondary crime was brutally slaughtering the soldiers he came home to find carrying out his "punishment"
    • Everyone on Gul Dukat — not even his "allies" can resist. Cardassians in general love to monologue, but this guy spent what must have been hours recording automated messages in the event of a slave rebellion back when he ran DS9.
      Sisko: I never knew how much this man's voice annoyed me.
      Kira: Commander Sisko was right, you are in love with the sound of your own voice.
      Weyoun: Perhaps if you didn't talk so much, your throat wouldn't get so dry.
    • Speaking of Cardassians:
      Garak: [in a prison camp] Ah, good, you look like the man in charge. I was just trying to explain to your colleagues that this is all an unfortunate misunderstanding.
      Ikat'ika: Cardassians are all alike. [grabs him by the throat] You talk too much.
    • When Ezri Dax first appears at the beginning of the final season, she does this to herself.
    Ezri: You're probably asking yourself, "Who is this person? How did she get the symbiont? Do I even want another Dax in my life? Does she always talk this much?" These are all very good questions and I wish I had good answers for you.
  • Star Trek: Voyager:
    • In "Threshold", even losing his tongue while mutating into a different lifeform doesn't stop Tom Paris from rambling away.
      Tom: Dothtor, I neeth to talk!
      Doctor: So I've noticed.
    • In "Maneuvers", Maje Cullah is beating Chakotay for information; Chakotay responds by taunting Cullah about his previous relationship with Seska (currently Cullah's woman).
      Cullah: You talk too much, Federation, but you're not telling me what I need to know.
    • In "Q2", when Neelix tries to convince Q-Junior to use his Reality Warper powers to help people instead of causing mischief, Junior tells Neelix this right before sealing his jaws shut and zapping away his vocal cords. Fortunately for Neelix, Q undoes his son's work; a few scenes later, after Junior has lost his powers, Neelix gets his revenge by being as loud and obnoxious around him as possible.
    • In "The Omega Directive", when planning her daily activities Seven of Nine allocates 3 hours, 20 minutes for a task she's working on with Ensign Kim, plus an additional 17 minutes for his "conversational digressions". Later Captain Janeway cuts off Kim when he asks why they're constructing a Weapon of Mass Destruction for a classified operation. "Mr Kim, you ask too many questions." The moment she leaves, Kim engages in rampant speculation on what the captain is up to.
  • Star Trek: Discovery, "Brother":
    Stamets: Tilly, you are... incandescent. You're going to become a magnificent captain, because you do everything out of love. But I need you to repeat after me.
    Tilly: Okay.
    Stamets: "I will say..."
    Tilly: I will say...
    Stamets: "...fewer things."
    Tilly: Fewer th... okay.

    Multiple Media 
  • A running gag in BIONICLE has people say this to Vezon on a regular basis. Vezon's main handicap is being the leftover half of his former self Vezok, the half that happened to inherit Vezok's cunning intelligence and brain capacity but not his sanity, making him a careless talker.

  • Joe Jones' 1960 song "You Talk Too Much"; the phrase is repeated a few times during the song.
  • The phrase is repeated a dozen or so times with Run–D.M.C.'s "You Talk Too Much".
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers repeat the phrase in their version of "You Talk Too Much".
  • Cheap Trick's "You Talk Too Much" has "you talk too much to me" in the chorus.
  • PnB ft. Wiz Khalid's "TTM" has "you talk too much about me" in the lyrics.
  • Coin's "Talk Too Much" has the singer saying "You know I talk too much!" in the chorus.
  • "You Talk Way Too Much" by The Strokes repeats the title phrase a few times.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Used many times by one wrestler who interrupts an opponent's promo. Usually, he won't yell "Shut up!" or "You talk too much," but he'll simply start beating up his opponent.
  • Legend has it that during the planning and rehearsal sessions for the WWF-vs.-NFL players battle royal at WrestleMania 2, former Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Bill Fralic was randomly making suggestions and comments ... and only succeeded in clearly getting on everybody's nerves. André the Giant – who was leading the discussion but was gladly accepting input from others – took note of this and finally, when he had enough, told him, "Bill, you talk too much!" According to the story, Fralic rarely participated again in the planning.

    Video Games 
  • In Mass Effect 2, Grunt tells you that "Humans talk too much" if you try to talk to him before you've unlocked his next conversation.
    • On Mordin's loyalty mission, a Krogan goes on for about a minute about their plan for great revenge on the other races while standing on a platform directly above an inflammable gas tank, during which the Renegade Interrupt button taunts you the entire time. Click it and...
      Shepard: You talk too much. (fires gun)
      Weyrlock Clan Speaker: See? The human cannot hit a simple target!
      (the gas pipe under the speaker explodes)
    • Another krogan can be seen backing away when he notices the leaking pipe. He apparently agreed with Shepard.
  • Dragon Age II: a sarcastic Hawke will describe him/herself this way while confronting a slaver.
    "I'd make a terrible slave. I talk too much." (pulls a knife) "And I do that."
    • Flemeth also describes herself this way while giving herself an I Have Many Names introduction.
      Aveline: I know who she is. The Witch of the Wilds.
      Flemeth: Some call me that. Also Flemeth. Ashe'bellenar. An old hag who talks too much.
  • In Guilty Gear, Baiken says this to Ky Kiske in her win quote against him and states that she doesn't care about his strong sense of justice.
    Baiken: Blah blah blah! You talk too much! Does anyone actually give a crap about your ridiculous sense of justice? I know I sure don't.
  • Asura from Asura's Wrath says this if you punch Wyzen mid-speech. "You talk too much!"
  • Mondo says this to David, in his second encounter in Killer is Dead.
  • Left to their own devices, the Audito in Bayonetta will ramble on, and on, and on. In particular, the only way Bayonetta is able to keep Fortitudo on topic is to shoot at him whenever he starts ranting. Father Balder, the commander of the Audito, is not much better, something Bayonetta lampshades in the sequel when she fights another light-user that's much less talkative.
    Bayonetta: Well, at least you’re the silent type. The last sage I met spent twenty minutes rambling on and on.
  • In a sub-event in Fairy Fencer F in the Evil Goddess timeline called "Hee-hee, So Fun," shortly after you gain Marianna as a party member, her fairy, Khalara talks about how he likes going to different places and Fang says that it's too bad her master is a constant bad mood. Khalara replies that Marianna clamps up when she doesn't have business to take care of, causing Marianna to appear and comment "Khalara—you talk too much."
  • Kratos to "the Stranger" after round one of their first fight in God of War (PS4).
    Stranger: Slow and old. You should never have come to Midgard. [his wounds heal magically] So... care to try again?
    Kratos: You talk too much. [punches him]
  • Shocker shouts this at Spider-Man during his boss fight in Spider-Man (PS4).
  • In Tales of Vesperia, Yuri tells Cumore this before leading him to his death.
  • One of Johnny Cage's intros with Scorpion in Mortal Kombat X has the latter say this to the former.
    Johnny Cage: Listen to me Hanzo.
    Scorpion: You talk too much!
    • Though Johnny has obviously heard that this one a million times before.
    Johnny Cage: Who are you, everyone I've ever met?
  • Final Fantasy:
    • In Final Fantasy VII, your party encounters the Elena and Rude of the Turks in the Mythril Mines. Rude tells Cloud that it's difficult to explain what the Turks do and when Cloud says "kidnapping," states that there's more to it now. He has trouble explaining, so Elena steps in, saying that she knows he doesn't like speeches. She says that it's their job to find out where Sephiroth is headed and stop Cloud and his party every step of the way. Then she stops herself and says that it's Cloud and the others who are getting in their way. Then Tseng shows up and tells her "...Elena. You talk too much" and that there isn't any need to tell Cloud and the others about their orders.
    • In Final Fantasy X, if you use the Trigger Command "Talk" during the Seymour Natus battle during Tidus's turn, you get this...
      Seymour: So, you too seek freedom from this painful life?
      Tidus: You talk too much, Seymour. (Tidus's Strength increases!)
  • In Resident Evil 4 (Remake), Leon says this when he have to listen to yet another monologue from Salazar and waste no time to just shoot him before the ensuing boss battle with him occurs.
    Salazar: Such a fool, Mr. Kennedy. To have been bestowed with Lord Saddler's grace...
    Leon: *sigh* You talk too much. (Pulls up his gun and start shooting Salazar)
    Salazar: ...and yet fail to— (Gets shot)


    Web Original 
  • The Jolly Roger Telephone Company is a company that makes bots which are designed to waste the time of telemarketers and unwanted callers. One of these, Crazy Mazy, may at one point ask if the caller is done talking, saying he's never heard someone talk so much.

    Web Videos 
  • Kitboga is a scambaiter popular on Twitch and YouTube. He creates various characters such as "Granny Edna" and "Jebediah" to waste scammer time, which are often prone to rambling monologues. This tends to be a common scammer attitude after spending some time with one of his characters. At least a couple have said it directly, with others, you can simply tell.

    Western Animation 
  • Played for laughs in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Hulk says this to Black Panther while the latter is meditating.
  • Hulk says this of Hyperion in the Avengers Assemble episode "Avengers Disassembled". Not long after, Black Widow shuts down Zarda's attempt at boasting and remarks that everyone in the Squadron Supreme talks too much.
  • The Cuphead Show!: Cala Maria says this word-for-word in the middle of Captain Brineybeard's love speech, right before she turns him to stone.
  • Double D from Ed, Edd n Eddy.
    Eddy: Do you EVER turn off?!
    Edd: It's a curse, I'm afraid.
  • In the Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes episode "Hard Knocks", the Hulk grabs Johnny while he's taunting him and growls, "Fire man talk too much!" Johnny acknowledges that he gets that a lot.
  • Justice League episode "Hereafter" features the Martian Manhunter saying this verbatim to Lobo before delivering a punch.
  • Kaeloo: Mr. Cat often says this to Kaeloo, albeit indirectly.
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies:
    • Several Private Snafu cartoons helped pound in the moral the importance of keeping a tight lip on military secrets. Notable examples:
      • "Spies": Snafu boasts that he can keep secret a military secret he has been briefed on, but eventually his loose lips result in a full-scale military attack by Axis forces and kill everyone.
      • "Going Home": An unreleased short (but later seen on various compilations), Snafu is home on leave and begins sharing his division's military secrets and tactics. The end result has Snafu's entire military division killed by enemy forces and the Allied Forces forced into surrender. Snafu wonders who the jerk was that let out the secrets and wants him run over by a tram ... and that's what happens to Snafu a split second later.
    • "A Fractured Leghorn": Essentially, what a black and white tuxedo cat — resembling but NOT Sylvester — tells Foghorn Leghorn near the finale of the short (where Foggy and a cat are trying to capture a worm, but for different purposes). Foggy has rambled on the whole time, and finally, the frustrated cat blows his lid and, slamming a garbage can over the rooster's head, tells him "Ah.......SHADDUP!!!!" (Essentially, "you talk too much"). Of course, this doesn't dissuade the babbling rooster in the least... he even holds up the iris out!
    • "This is a Life?": Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Granny are in the audience for a taping of this This Is Your Life parody, starring Elmer Fudd as the emcee. Bugs is the featured guest, which makes Daffy so mad — he is convinced he was supposed to be the guest — he heckles him throughout the show. Granny, who is sitting next to the duck, whacks him over the head several times with her umbrella and tells him to shut up.
    • "Person to Bunny": In this "Person to Person" parody hosted by Edward R. Burrows (a Shout-Out to Edward R. Murrow), Daffy once again tries to upstage Bugs by interrupting the interview and talking about how great he is. At one point, while Bugs is trying to ward off Elmer Fudd — whom he had angered by calling him "stupid" on live television, and Elmer had come over to demand the rabbit make an immediate retraction — Daffy does a song-and-dance act and a monologue. When Bugs returns, he tells him very subtly that he's a motormouth who talks too much... by pointing at the camera and saying he's on live television, with 40 million people watching. Daffy passes out, suffering a case of Stage Fright.
  • A TV-era Mr. Magoo cartoon puts Magoo in a western setting riding a stagecoach an outlaw is out to rob. The narrator keeps giving away the outlaw's plans, prompting the outlaw to say "You talk too much!" and fire his pistol at the camera.
  • In Muppet Babies, Kermit and Piggy get into a fight when Piggy thinks Kermit says she talks too much (in actuality, it was a parrot that Nanny had brought into the nursery for the kids that had said it), she then goes into a long rant about how she doesn't talk too much. By the end of the episode, everyone realizes that they had all been fighting because they had overheard things the parrot had said and mistook it for each other. They then beg Nanny to find someplace else for the parrot because "he talks too much."
  • In Peppa Pig, Doctor Brown Bear implies this about Grandpa Rabbit. When he's called up because Grandpa Rabbit lost his voice, he first asks if that's a bad thing. Additionally, in "Chatterbox," when Suzy Sheep wants to tell Peppa about her day, but Peppa just keeps talking and talking instead, she tells Peppa "You talk too much. You go 'blah blah blah blah blah.' Just like that. 'Blah blah blah.'"
  • Star Wars Rebels
    • In "Always Two There Are", Seventh Sister is torturing Ezra for information.
      Seventh Sister: You know we'll find the others, so why not tell me where they are?
      Ezra: Because...unlike you I can shut up.
    • In "Zero Hour", Kallus says this to Thrawn while he's fighting for his life.
  • Bulkhead to Lugnut in the first season finale of Transformers: Animated. Lugnut has Bulkhead on the ropes and is about to deliver his Punch Of Kill Everything, but starts speechifying about "the glorious Decepticon race". Bulkhead uses his wrecking ball arm to trigger the punch, and Lugnut is sent flying into the distance by his own attack. And that, of course, is when Bulkhead delivers the line.
  • Played for laughs when Power Man says this to Beetle in the latter's debut episode of Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) after lamenting that he missed his shot. It was the only line he had in that episode.


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Cardassians Are All Alike

In "In Purgatory's Shadow," Garak addresses a Jem'Hadar commander, telling him that his and Worf's presence is all just an unfortunate misunderstanding. But the commander doesn't want to hear it, grabbing Garak by the throat and declaring that Cardassians are all alike. "You talk too much."

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