No Indoor Voice
SOME ACTORS AND CHARACTERS BELIEVE THAT THE BEST WAY TO TALK IS TO TALK LOUDLY. THEY DON'T RESTRICT YELLING TO WHEN THEY ARE ANGRY, UPSET OR AT THE BOTTOM OF A WELL CALLING FOR HELP — THEY SHOUT ALL THE TIME!
DIFFERS SLIGHTLY FROM CHEWING THE SCENERY IN THAT IT'S NOT THE ACTING THAT'S CRANKED UP TO MAXIMUM—JUST THE VOLUME.
SOME- ahem, some categories of television shows seem more prone to this type of acting than others:
- Programs going for dark and edgy, where the constant shouting is supposed to reinforce how permanently angry/edgy/completely bonkers the character is. Police procedurals in particular are prone to this.
- Children's programs with young actors who constantly shout at each other and EMPHASIZE every WORD they THINK is IMPORTANT! -- the audio equivalent of Bold Inflation.
- Adult presenters on children's TV who assume their young Viewers are Morons.
- The occasional infomercial, especially if it's by Billy Mays.
- Or someone else trying to be Billy Mays.
- Or the UK's equivalent, Barry Scott.
- THERE IS NO EQUAL TO BILLY MAYS!
- Brian Blessed! So loud he deserves his own category.
In extreme circumstances, a character will become so loud that the show can be watched only with the volume turned down, making it a problem when the quieter characters speak. In the worst case scenario, the character will become such a headache that the viewer might be put off watching. These are the shows that you can't have on in the background when you're talking to someone; you'll be drowned out.
Can be justified if the actor in question has had a stage career, where voice projection is critical, or if the show is being taped in front of an audience where people in the back row might otherwise have trouble hearing what's happening on stage. However, the fact that many shows with an audience manage to achieve an "indoor voice" suggest that the trope can be avoided.
- Cute but Cacophonic, when characters you wouldn't expect are this, hence it's often used in comedies.
- Large Ham, who probably lacks an indoor voice but gets away with it by virtue of sheer charisma.
- Make Me Wanna Shout, where someone with No Indoor Voice uses volume as a weapon.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!, where, in addition to shouting, the person also adds an exclamation mark after each word.
- Billy Mays
- Billy Mays fully realized what a Large Ham he was in his commercials, and was more than willing to make fun of himself for it. This made his on-screen persona's "ALL YELLING ALL THE TIME" policy strangely hilarious.
- In an interview he did with the Washington Post he describes how he was stuck at home recovering from a hip operation and forced to see repeated commercials starring himself. He was getting sick of his own voice!
- Lampshaded in the advertisement for Pitchmen, a show starring Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan about pitching product, which of course featured Billy Mays in his on-screen persona.
Anthony Sullivan: There's more to selling than just the yelling! (points to Billy Mays, who looks insulted)
- Awesomely parodied by himself here, as he shows you how pros order food at McDonald's.
- Also parodied in Horrible Histories.
Shouty Man: I'M A SHOUTY MAN, AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT...
- Roni Lynn Deutch.
- Barry Scott, known in Australia as BAM! AND THE DIRT IS GONE! Apparently the only difference between American and Australian audiences is the number of letters we tolerate in our product names. He also advertises on British television, to the extent that jokes are made about that advert on Mock the Week.
- He's in New Zealand too.
- Car dealership ads are infamous for this:
- Gesswein Motors in Milbank, South Dakota! That guy used to be at LEAST as bad as Billy Mays in his commercials on the local CBS station.
- There's also Tarbox Toyota of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, whose radio and TV advertisements star the dealership's owner, Ed Tarbox, known throughout Southern New England as someone who's voice will wake you up from a deep sleep at 2:30 in the morning.
- Billy "Huge" Fuccillo, bane of upstate New York, south-eastern Ontarians, and recently Southwest Florida.
- Another infomercial maven who lacks a "quiet" mode: Tony Little, hawker of plenty of exercise machines. Lampshaded when one of the girl hosts in his infomercials says "Can you calm down?" "NO!"
- Matthew Lesko, a strange man who wears question mark suits and appears in TV commercials advertising his book on government programs from which people can get money. He needs decaf, and he needs it badly.
- Reason TV came up with a good use for him and his style once, though.
- A TV advertisement for Staples (an office supply store) involves a man shouting "WOW! THAT'S A LOW PRICE!" at every item on the shelf.
Clerk 1: How many products do we carry?
- A second advertisement follows it up with a second man who is equally surprised.
Man 2: I'm sorry, did you say something about a low price...?
- That guy from the newest Old Spice commercials. You know which guy:
"Block! Building Kick! EXPLOSION!!"
- A commercial for a sports league had on a funeral, while the priest was talking, a man yelling ("I HAD JUST SEEN HIM LAST WEEK! HE WAS OKAY!"; "THE FLOWERS ARE REALLY NICE!").
ANIME & MANGA
- Cuba in Axis Powers Hetalia. He yells most of time when he talks.
- Boy, people in Hellsing sure do like to yell a lot. Especially Anderson and Alucard. Especially when they're together.
- The English dub version of Naruto is an Egregious example of this. The title character does calm down noticably as he matures through the series; especially in Shippuden.
- Several characters in Yu-Gi-Oh, especially later on, due to Vocal Evolution.
- For a prominent example in the dub, listen to Kaiba in the first episode of the edited version. Then listen to him in the uncut dub—he's a lot louder and sounds more like Brock from Pokémon (which is little surprise, as they're both voiced by Eric Stuart).
- In the Singapore dub of the series, most of the characters (especially Yami) simply yell out all their lines. Even so, it is often preferred to the 4Kids version due to the script's closer translation of the original.
- As seen on the quotes page, this trope is Played for Laughs in the Abridged Series.
- The worst offender might be Espa Roba, who seems to scream every single line. Lampshaded in the abridged series with Joey saying "Stop yellin' at me!" to which Espa Roba replies "WHAT? THIS IS MY NORMAL SPEAKING VOICE!"
- Pick a Super Robot pilot.
- Kabuto Kouji from Mazinger Z in particular doesn't seem to know when he should be done screaming. More seen in battle though, considering that Koji is pretty normal when talking casually. Boss on the other hand...
- Tetsuya Tsurugi from Great Mazinger is better on this respect, and then, the latter part of the series happened and Tetsuya suddenly does this nearly ALL the time. On the other hand, Duke Fleed from UFO Robo Grendizer is pretty calmed WHEN he is out of his Humongous Mecha. When he is piloting Grendizer, though...
- Ryoma Nagare from Getter Robo
- Hiroshi Shiba from Kotetsu Jeeg
- Sanshiro Tsuwabuki from Gaiking
- Akira Hibiki from Raideen
- Hyoma Aoi from Combattler V
- Kenichi Go from Voltes V
- Kazuya Ryuuzaki from Daimos
- Kappei Jin from Zambot 3
- Banjo Haran from Daitarn 3
- Kamina from Gurren Lagann
- In the anime, Byron, the Canalave City Gym Leader. Dan Green seems to be trying to make him the Pokémon world's answer to Brian Blessed.
- Jessie in the 4Kids dub of the anime. Also when competing in contests as "Jessilina".
- Black of Pokémon Special is also an example, as when he's not training or helping White, he's standing around yelling he's going to win the Pokémon League.
- Although the Digimon dub is generally a lot louder than the original, Doug Erholtz (T.K.) gets the cake. It doesn't matter how the scene is or what kind of voice tone it requires, it always seems the actor is yelling into the mic at the studio.
- Ookiku Furikabutte: Abe is actually a little embarrassed to be told he loses all volume control when he loses his Hair-Trigger Temper.
- One Piece
- Tileston is apparently incapable of speaking at anything less than a shout. People are forced to accommodate this and make him stand far away when speaking to him.
- This was largely the case of Luffy's voice actress when it was dubbed by 4Kids.
- King Neptune from the Fishman Island Arc is a Large and In Charge ruler who tends to shout everything he says in his loud, booming voice.
- Schwardzwald from The Big O speaks extremely loudly, all the time.
- Kumagawa Misogi, the current Big Bad of Medaka Box effectively speaks in ALL CAPS, all the time.
- Domon Kasshu from Mobile Fighter G Gundam. So much.
- In Bakuman｡, Nanamine initially yells so loudly when talking on the phone with his editor, Kosugi, that people sitting near Kosugi in the editorial offices can hear him.
- Super Atragon: Captain Hayate has volume control issues, even when issuing otherwise routine/mundane orders.
Captain Hayate (after a battle is over & the Ra is still airborne) "GO TO SURFACE MODE!!"
- Centurion Nebulus Nimbus in Asterix and the Big Fight. Only time he speaks at a normal volume is an attempt at whispering. The rest of the time, HE IS VERY LOUD. In the original French, his name is Langélus, a type of church bell. And church bells need to be...? That's right, LOUD.
- Doctor Doom.
"YOU INSOLENT FOOL! How DARE you not give Doom the GLORIOUS entry he DESERVES!?"
- In Hitman, due to a series of strange events the favorite pub and hangout of the main cast ends up with a short demon as the bartender and cook. He only seems to know three words: "I AM BAATOR!"
- The kids' comic Billy Boom: Loudboy. The title says it all.
- Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series
- Espa Roba and his brothers are always talking in very loud voices, so they end up flat out broadcasting the fact that they're cheating.
"EXCUSE ME, WOULD YOU LIKE THIS BABY?"
- JACK ATLAS LOVES TO SCREAM "CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!!" EVEN WHEN IT'S COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE. WHEN HE SHOUTS INTO A MICROPHONE (THAT ISN'T EVEN PLUGGED IN), IT CAUSES AN EXPLOSION.
- Dragon Ball Abridged: "I CAN SEE THE FUTURE!!!!"
- Sailor Mars in "Megami 33's" Abridged Series of Sailor Moon has a voice like a shrieking harpy, as well as being an Emo, Satanist, masochist and generally Ax Crazy. These traits combine somehow to form one of the biggest fan favourites. You might want to turn down the volume during episode 7, if you value your eardrums.
- In a spoof of Three Hundred, United 300, the parody Leonidas definitely qualifies. Lampshaded when King "Jerxes" [sic] asks him why he shouts so much.
Leonidas: I'M NOT YELLING. I'M JUST PASSIONATE.
- Randy Hayes of My Way Entertainment is pretty much the poster boy for this trope, but it actually isn't annoying, it makes the ridiculous things he's saying even funnier.
Randy: HATTE MOTHERFUCKIN' KUDASAAAAIII!
- Deserving, so very, very much. Barely a chapter goes by without at least one character yelling.
- A Very Potter Musical: GOYLE RULES!
- /tg/'s homebrew chapter of Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines, the Angry Marines, are a mixture of this, Obligatory Swearing and Drill Sergeant Nasty. They are angry for the Emperor and skittles.
- As well as the over-all great guy, Kharne the Betrayer. Even when doing something completely mundane...
"I WAS TRYING TO DRAW A DUCK."
- Avatar the Abridged Series: "GENTLEMEN, THE YU-YAN ARCHERS! AND YOU CAN'T BORROW THEM!" "Sorry, got a bit carried away. The answer's still no though."
- Edfred in Naruto Veangance Revelaitons.
- Blud in Light and Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami. SEVERAL OF HIS LINES ARE STATEMENTS THAT END IN PERIODS, EVEN "WHISPERING" IN ONE CASE, AND ARE CAPITALIZED ANYWAY.
- A Hero is a Doctor Who/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover, which has this trope in the form of Dalek Sec who, being a Dalek, has no concept of an Indoor Voice. Or of subtlety.
- Midnight Green is deaf to his own powerful voice, and casts a spell to keep it to normal levels. When he deactivates the spell, this happens.
FILMS -- ANIMATION
- The White Witch in the animated version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is about 70% this trope, 30% Snake Talk.
- Many are like this, especially Speedy in Spark Plug Entertainment's A Cars Life Sparkys Big Adventure.
- The Beast from Beauty and the Beast is always yelling/roaring, at least until he smartens up a bit. "GET OOOOUUUUUUUTTTTTTT"
- Beowulf: "I! AM! BEOWULF!" He wasn't just shouting in This Is Sparta fashion. He shouted CONSTANTLY. 3/4 of his dialogue was SCREAMED at the top of his lungs. Little to no exaggeration.
FILMS -- LIVE-ACTION
- Faith Dane as Miss Mazeppa in Gypsy.
SOMETHIN' WRONG WITH STRIPPIN'?!?!?
- Used in a scene from the film Anchorman. Ron Burgundy and the news team are complaining to each other about Naive Newcomer Veronica Corningstone, shouting out their feelings rather than calmly talking about the situation. The normally quiet and reserved Brick Tamland has no idea why they're yelling about when they're all in the same room, but plays along with them anyway.
- The title god of Thor.
- Leonidas from Three Hundred. Just thought we'd mention that.
- Strangely Subverted in the graphic novel the movie was based on, where Leonidas is typically speaking in a normal voice unless the situation demands yelling.
- Spoofed in Austin Powers because shortly after he was unfrozen he had trouble controlling THE VOLUME of his voice.
- The entire female cast of Mamma Mia! whenever they are together. Why are they shouting all the time?
- Max Bialystock from The Producers, when he gets angry.
- Don't forget the Nut Vendor from Kung Pow! Enter the Fist...
- "THAT'S A LOT OF NUTS!!"
- "THAT'LL BE FOUR BUCKS BABY! YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT!?"
- "HE JUST LEFT!... WITH NUTS!"
- Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead:
"I'M IN CHARGE OF THIS MONKEY FARM NOW, FRANKENSTEIN, AND I WANNA KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE DOING WITH MY TIME!!!"
- CROKER in Evil Alien Conquerors. Justified because he's a 100 foot tall giant who's been shrunken down to about six feet, and hasn't even noticed yet, much less learned to tone down his voice accordingly.
"YOUR TINY VOICE BARELY REACHES MY HUGE EARS!!!"
- In Bus Stop, Don Murray's character Bo ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE YELLING about something and causing a scene. One of the many, many facets of his inherent jerkassery.
- While Jim Carrey often falls for it, he yells the most in Liar Liar. During the trial scenes it's justified (a lawyer needs to be passionate) but on other scenes he's just frustrated ("STOP BREAKING THE LAW, ASSHOLE!").
- Pretty much the schtick of any Drill Sergeant Nasty, especially the Trope Codifier, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.
- William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. "DO YOU BITE YOUR THUMB AT US SIR?" "NO I DO NOT BITE MY THUMB AT YOU SIR BUT I BITE MY THUMB SIR!" Made even more ridiculous when Sampson's comic aside to Gregory, "Is the law on our side if I say 'Ay'?" is screamed so that the two enemy servants can clearly hear him.
- Rob Schneider's character in Down Periscope as the jittery Number Two on a World War Two diesel submarine which is supposed to go up against a modern-day navy. While's it's his job as an XO to relay The Captain's orders for everyone to hear, he does this even when just talking to someone.
- King Henry II in The Lion in Winter never stops yelling. EVER. The whole film is a two and a half hour shouting match between him and 4 other Large Ham characters and it's as exhausting as it sounds.
- Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation. His portrayal of the elder John Connor as a military genius seems to consist of CONSTANTLY SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING.
- Every character in every film ever made by Ron Atkins.
- The children in Woodchipper Massacre.
- Stephen Colbert shouted the entire transcript into a tape recorder for I Am America and So Can You!
- The Big Bad of The Wheel of Time, Shai'tan, communicates to his followers telepathically with all caps.
- Harry Potter has a lot of difficulty keeping his voice at a normal volume in Harry Potter. Even when he's not in CAPSLOCK!Harry mode, you can make a drinking game out of the number of times Ron or Hermione indicate that he's getting unnecessarily loud for the situation. Semi-justified in that Harry appears to be suffering from a mild form of PTSD and gets frustrated a lot.
- Gullivers Travels: Gulliver has to develop this when he was in Brobdingnag in order for the sixty-foot tall inhabitants to even hear him. Naturally, when he got back to England he was still yelling out of habit.
- In the The Phantom Tollbooth, Dr. Kakofonous A. Dischord, Doctor of Dissonance, whose middle name is AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!
- Despite not having what we would call a "voice", Visser Three fits this trope to a "T". He seems to have no concept of private thought-speak, and constantly broadcasts everything he says to everyone in range.
- Similarly, Jake describes Crayak's "voice" as Crayak screaming at the top of his lungs.
- The titular Owen Meany from A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
- Trigger Happy TV has the giant cellphone man who answers his ridiculously large phone and shouts into it as loud as possible, and does it in traditionally quiet places, such as a restaurant, or a movie theater, or an acapella concert, or even a book store.
- Peter Boyd in Waking the Dead is surely one of the most obnoxious examples of the trope. Constant shouting is supposed to reinforce how mentally edgy the character is—if the police harassment, property damage and general violence haven't tipped you off already. Might be a case of Chewing the Scenery gone badly wrong... especially in later episodes, when every other regular character follows suit. The fact that they're always interrupting each other makes it even more frustrating.
- That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Lizzie McGuire... Is the Disney Channel out to deafen us?
- CBBC seems to have "must be audible from overhead aeroplanes" as a requirement for its presenters.
- Charlie in Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
- Timmy Mallet made a career out of this trope, in his case to increase his image of wackiness. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it just deeply irritated everyone who saw him. This was illustrated rather nicely in an episode of Room 101 where one prop was a "scale of children's TV presenters" with the zones "Loud", "Very Loud", "Obnoxious", and finally "Timmy Mallet".
- Doctor Who
Doctor: The Master wants to take all my remaining lives... SO THAT HE WILL LIVE AND I WILL DIE!
- The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) was possibly the shoutiest of the lot, to the point that Peri sometimes had to cover her ears during their seemingly endless arguments in the TARDIS.
- When Davros removed the genes for emotions and conscience from the Daleks, he must have also removed the ones enabling them to speak quietly. As a consequence, the Daleks, even in casual conversation, scream every word out.
The Doctor: Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything... ever. From birth to death, locked inside a cold metal cage. Completely alone. And that explains your voice! No wonder you scream.
- Azal, in the Third Doctor serial "The Daemons". For once, the effect is awesome. Partly justified by the fact that he's a 30-ft tall megalomaniac.
- The Tenth Doctor isn't immune to this trope; he does have an indoor voice, but he seems to forget this a lot.
- The Captain from "The Pirate Planet". Even the Doctor called him on that:
The Doctor: What do you want? You don't want to take over the universe, do you? No... you wouldn't know what to do with it, beyond shout at it.
- Twenty Four. JACK BAUER DEMANDS TO KNOW WHO THE TRAITOR IS AND WHERE YOU'VE HIDDEN THE PLANS. When he's not dramatically whispering, that is.
- As Entertainment Weekly put it whilst discussing Kid Nation, "MY NAME IS JONATHAN KARSH! I YELL LOUDER THAN ANY OTHER HOST IN REALITY SHOW HISTORY!"
- Bob Fossil in The Mighty Boosh yells (and yells nonsense) at least 90% of the time he's onscreen (of the remaining screen time, 8% is spent dancing).
- The Supernatural boys have no concept of this. Perhaps they learned it from their father?
- Monty Python's Flying Circus
- The Gumbies. "DON'T STAND THERE GAWPIN'! LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THE HAND O' GOD BEFORE!"
- As well as this instance from the skit "Interesting People":
David: ... With me now is Mr. Ken Dove, the most interesting man in Dotking. Mr. Dove, I do believe you're interested in shouting.
- The writers of All That apparently thought that if you couldn't think of a joke, just have a character act loud and obnoxious. Ms. Hushbaum in particular. The fact that she was a rather noisy librarian in addition to enforcing the rules by constantly screaming at the top of her lungs made her an example of Hypocritical Humor. Not to mention Billy Fucco.
- Dustin Hoffman in the TV movie version of Death of a Salesman. He starts at about 7 or 8, cranks it up to 11 in the first five minutes and then never backs down a peg. It makes the whole play Dustin Hoffman SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS! YOU CAN'T EAT THE ORANGE AND THROW THE PEEL AWAY!!!! A MAN IS NOT A PIECE OF FRUIT!!!! It gets tiring.
- Anything played by Matt Berry (Douglas Reynholm. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Dr. Lucian Sanchez. "WHAT?! AM I HOLDING A CROCK OF SHIT? IS THIS HOSPITAL CALLED 'ST. CROCK OF SHIT'?"
- FBI Agent Gordon Cole—played by David Lynch himself—in Twin Peaks is deaf and yells nearly every line of dialogue. Combined with his Cloudcuckoolander personality, this makes for one odd character.
- Regis freakin' Philbin, especially on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
- The Young Ones: Rick and Vyvyan shout constantly at the top of their lungs. The latter gets bonus points for already possessing the vox humana equivalent of broken glass in a wood chipper.
- Entourage's Ari Gold punctuates almost every conversation with A LOUD AND OFFENSIVE COMMENT TO ANYONE STANDING NEARBY. Hell, he even starts conversations this way... LLOYD!
- Saturday Night Live
- Chris Farley
- One of Will Ferrell's recurring characters on was Jacob Silge, a correspondent on Weekend Update who suffered from "Voice Immodulation Syndrome", which caused him to speak in a uniformly loud voice.
- Inverted for laughs with the character "Man Without a Shout" played by John Goodman. A fake television series where the main character feels so guilty of killing his friends by triggering an avalanche that he is incapable of anything higher than a hushed whisper. He constantly gets placed in situations where he is required to scream and fails to do so.
- Frasier: Chopper Dave got a little too used to reporting from a helicopter.
- In one episode of Red Dwarf, The Cat brought a megaphone to a movie, for some reason:
The Cat: SHUT UP!!!
- Played for laughs with the Crazy Warehouse Guy on The Chasers War On Everything.
- Played for laughs on Chapelles Show, when Dave does his "Samuel Jackson Beer" sketch. He spends the entirety of it pretending to be Jackson and shouting his lines at people, which he acknowledges that he does.
Consumer: Could you stop yelling at me, please?
- Crazy Steve from Drake and Josh. Someone even once told him to use his indoor voice, and he continued shouting.
- Zoey 101 had Coach Keller, who had few appearances but was always loud.
- iCarly: Lewbert.
- Tori in the episode "Sleepover at Sikowitz's". "I AM A POLICE OFFICER!" And stuff like that.
- Andre's grandmother, too.
- Ty Pennington, on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Not only does the man usually forget he has an indoor voice, but the producers decided to give him a loud-hailer, like police use in crowd control, as a gimmick.
- On Parks and Recreation, Andy Samberg's head park ranger is pretty much always yelling, much to the annoyance of the staff.
"LESLIE, HAVE YOU SEEN Avatar? I NEVER SAW AVATAR. I WANTED TO READ THE BOOK FIRST, BUT THEN I REALIZED THERE'S NO BOOK VERSION OF AVATAR."
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has Jason Lee Scott, the first Red Ranger. He was pretty loud most of the time out of suit, but morphed, he shouted everything. The man was living evidence of why this trope works best mixed 1:1 with Captain Obvious.
- Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
- Jack McCoy on Law and Order, even during his version of "normal" speech. In the courtroom, he shouts for real. In the office, it's not always exactly shouting, but his normal speech is much more aggressive and loud than even the cops he works with; he sort of stays in "badgering" mode. Happens more in the later seasons before he's the D.A.
- Dalton Rumba on Glee. Partially justified because he's deaf in one ear, but DAMN! SCARLET FEVER!!
- Jeremy Brett's performance as Sherlock Holmes features ample amounts of this trope; Holmes is prone of shifting from near-whisper to shouting his lungs out at a moment's notice, sometimes accompanied by complete ignorance of furniture or other obstacles as he skips to meet his newest client, or Watson with some new clue at hand.
- G4 TV's show That's Tough—because you know things are tough when EVERY WORD OF THE NARRATOR IS DELIVERED LIKE A JERRY BRUCKHEIMER MOVIE TRAILER FILLED WITH EXPLOSIONS! THAT'S TOUGH!!!
- X-Play comedy character CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY CRAAAAAAZY ADAM!!!
- Ms. Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory.
- In On the Buses it seems every character uses their outdoor voices all the time, especially when the family is at home. I love the series but you can get ear fatigue.
- Hard Gay is almost always shouting. Lampshaded in one episode when a clerk tells him to keep his voice down, and he responds, "NO VOLUME CONTROL, HOOO!"
- Horrible Histories invokes this at various times. Most notably with the "I'M A SHOUTY MAN!" sketches which crop up in various episodes. Other notable sketches include one from S1E5 with Caligula "THINK YOU'RE BIGGER THAN ME?".
- Super Sentai has a string of Red Rangers who fell into this category starting from the early 2000s: Yousuke in Hurricanger, Ryoga in Abaranger, Ban in Dekaranger, Kai in Magiranger, Jan in Gekiranger, and Sousuke in Go-Onger. Many of these can also be classified as Keets as well. Gokaiger avoided this trope for Gokai Red, but boy howdy did they ever bring it back for Gokai Silver.
- The one rule of National Bingo Night: you need a loud commissioner that can pull off a good "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~ BINGO!". Preferably Indian.
- Sometimes, this came from the announcer's booth on The Price Is Right. When longtime announcer Rod Roddy fell ill in the early 2000s, Paul Boland (formerly of the 1998 revival of Match Game) did a week of guest announcing. The staff asked him to tone down his delivery; he refused, and never set foot in studio 33 again.
- Rod's successor, Rich Fields, started out with a reasonably pleasant voice, but quickly became much, much louder (not to mention increasingly high-pitched and shrill). And then there are the contestants...
- Wheel of Fortune is also known for having very loud contestants. Sometimes host Pat Sajak lampshades this by asking the louder ones to "speak up".
- Skip Lackey when he hosted Think Fast.
- Joel Godard, the announcer on Late Night during the Conan O'Brien era. Just listen to him shriek "CO-nan O-BRIIIIII-YUUUUUUUUUHHN!!!!!"
- Richard Karn during his hosting tenure on Family Feud. He would always yell "I'M DOUBLING/TRIPLING THE POINTS!!" at the start of the Double and Triple rounds, "TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!" during Fast Money, and in general displayed an utter lack of indoor voice.
- In an intentionally comedic example, this was the entire joke of the minor character Loud Howard from the Dilbert comic. For the TV series, he was combined with fellow minor character "Nervous Ted" and made into a supporting cast member. The character was constantly shouting about trivial and sometimes bizarre worries as if they were significant.
- This is the gimmick behind the Peanuts character Charlotte Braun.
- Bullhorn in Spot The Frog has a nearly deaf girlfriend for this reason.
- You didn't have to be in the room to know when Iron Mike Sharpe had a match.
- NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THE MASTER OF DESTRUCITY, THE Ultimate Warrior? YOU TROPERS NEED TO GET FOKED ON THIS SECTION! * Skronk*
- The Iron Sheik these days doesn't seem to have a setting lower than this.
- Heck, this is how professional wrestlers in general are depicted speaking. Lampshaded in Mad Magazine's 1989 movie parody Battyman, in which "Battyman" theorizes that "The Jerker" has such a wild voice because he watched too many wrestling shows as a kid.
- While shouting from sports announcers is kept to when it's arguably appropriate, the amount of gratuitous shouting increases the further from the actual sporting event the "sports show" happens. Interviews with athletes outside of the game or official announcements become louder as the relevance of the questions decreases. "Sports chat" shows, generally consisting of a small group of men (and sometimes one female) talking about the statistical and business side of sports, are almost as bad as sports interviews. Sometimes gratuitous harsh language is thrown into the mix, just for edginess or something.
- Anything on ESPN, especially the late-afternoon (East Coast) weekday programming block: Jim Rome Is Burning, Around the Horn, and Pardon the Interruption in immediate succession.
- Legitimate example of No Indoor Voice: Hall of Fame basketball announcer Dick Vitale. This is not so much a case of always shouting (although he does plenty of that, too) as just a case of having an unusually loud regular speaking voice.
- Paul Allen, the radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings. Probably best known for his Big No during this Tecmo-Bowl-recreated play
- Dick Bremer, television announcer for the Minnesota Twins, personifies this trope when anything interesting on the field is happening.
- Gus Johnson, a football and basketball announcer for CBS and the play-by-play announcer of Madden NFL 11 and 12. Some examples can be found here and here. And here. (And how.)
- Warhammer 40,000
- Ahem. ALL SINNERS FEAR THE EMPEROR'S WRATH!!! Oh, wait, the sinners in the back couldn't hear me. *Ahem* ALL SINNERS FEAR THE EMPEROR'S WRATH!!! There. Now all the sinners in the building are deaf.
- In the grim dark future of the 41st millennium, the people with the loudest voices hold the highest ranks. How else are the soldiers going to hear your orders across a noisy battlefield?
- Somewhere hidden deep within years of canon are the Shoutaboyz, orks with abnormally loud and carrying voices, who yell to comunicate between villages, airplanes, AND GARGANTS!!!!
- In Exalted, Malfeas, the Demon City, has particular talents in ostentatiousness, force, and rulership. A common fan depiction has him spending his entire time with his volume turned up to about nineteen.
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse had Zhyzhak, the signature Black Spiral Dancer. Her little form of Wyrm-touched madness was an inability to control the volume of her voice, making the MOST MUNDANE ANNOUNCEMENTS sound like fevered ranting.
- Disgaea: "Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!"
- Tales (series)
- From Tales of the Abyss: Asch never seems to stop yelling whenever he talks to Luke.
- TV-Head Shout Guy (a.k.a. "The Director") from Mondo Medicals. "DO YOU KNOW WHAT A CANCER IS?" Made even WORSE by the fact that his spoken "language" sounds like the result of asking a really bad voice synthesizer to say "thjedhg!!2@#@." At maximum volume.
- Kratos from the God of War series. Though he is a man of few words, when he actually speaks he does so in such a powerful, loud voice that all of Greece can probably hear him threatening the gods with bloody death. Then again, given the size of the opponents he fights (the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hydra, he's communicated on several occasions with Titans), maybe he's just trying to make sure they don't have to strain to hear him. Regardless, Kratos can out-shout even Leonidas any day. Must be something about those Spartans... Add to that his overly dramatic dialogue and inflection and it can sound almost cheesy.
- Team Fortress 2: "CRY SOME MORE!!!" "HEY BOYS IT'S A SPAH!" "THIS IS MY WORLD, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN MY WORLD!" "THAT'S THE WAY Y'DO IT!" "GO ON, RAGE QUIT, MAKE US BOTH HAPPY!" "I AM FULLY CHARGED!" "JAA-RATE!" The only class that doesn't yell is Spy since he's supposed to be stealthy. Pyro yells, but you can't understand a word anyway.
"I AM BOOLITPROOOOOOOOOF"
- In F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Colonel Richard Vanek does not talk quietly. Even when he's talking in a "normal" tone, he's practically yelling at the top of his lungs. This is typically punctuated by lots of swearing.
- Some demons in Shin Megami Tensei games speak in all caps when they speak.
- The two resident Large Hams that illustrate the difference between that trope and this quite well. While Hakumen is merely overly dramatic all the time, Bang Shishigami apparently doesn't come with a volume knob that goes lower than 11 (oddly enough, it works for him). Consider the following, which could come from any match with Bang:
"Instant Ninpo! Critical Super Crash! Hurricane Bang Kick! To rid this world of evil, I will become... the HAMMER OF JUSTICE!"
- Captain Cid in Final Fantasy X has just two kinds of speaking: Shouting and yelling.
- Also Fujin from Final Fantasy VIII. She speaks explicitly in ALL CAPS. And few words. For example, rather than ask "Where is Ellone?" she says "ELLONE. WHERE?" It was actually meant to translate the fact that in the original Japanese version, her speech is entirely in Sino-Japanese ideographs (i.e. no phonetic hiragana/katakana at all, which is very unusual for ordinary Japanese speech and writing).
- Doctor N. Gin in the Radical Entertainment Crash Bandicoot games. That is all.
"Still... no... SLIPPERS?!?!"
- Blue Dragon gives us Marumaro, whose combination of no volume control, screeching virtually all of the time, and a oddly disturbing crush on Zola makes him The Scrappy to many fans. And even if he's not, they usually agree on his voice.
- Fallout 3: Let's just say that the Lone Wanderer shouldn't even try to sneak when Fawkes is around. He has more control over his voice when out of combat, though.
- The Fallout: New Vegas DLC Old World Blues brings us DOCTOR KLEIN, HEAD OF THE BIG MOUNTAIN THINK TANK. BUT IT'S NOT HIS FAULT; SOMEONE MESSED WITH HIS VOLUME KNOB. Dr. Borous is this even moreso since Bold Inflation seems to be his natural way of talking.
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
- THIS is LOUDRED'S Verbal Tic. He ALTERNATES between SCREAMING ALL THE TIME and JUST emphasizing random WORDS. OH, and the FLAT OUT SCREAMING tends to HAPPEN when he WAKES YOU UP EVERY MORNING.
- Palkia LIKES TO TALK IN ALL CAPS IN A COMPLETELY SERIOUS, ANGRY, ENRAGED, IMPATIENT TONE. ALL THE TIME. HE TALKS MORE LOUDLY MORE OFTEN THAN LOUDRED!!! DIALGA DOES TOO, BUT HE HAS LESS DIALOGUE THAN PALKIA!!! IN CASE YOU HADN'T FIGURED IT OUT, PALKIA AND DIALGA HAVE LOUD, BOOMING VOICES.
- They're also mildly Eldritch gods of space and time. This is probably their idea of a whisper because their real voice would make black holes start exploding around them or something.
- World of Warcraft
- Inverted with boss dialogues which are shown as "X yells Y," yet the actual audio files are (generally) spoken at a normal level.
- Played straight just as often, however, with many bosses and NPCs relentlessly roaring their dialogue at the top of their lungs.
- Princess Daisy from Super Mario Bros gradually got louder as games went on, getting particularly loud in games such as Mario Party 8. And irritating.
- EVERY CHARACTER IN Chrono Cross HAS A PERSONAL Verbal Tic. ZOAH'S IS TO SPEAK IN ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME LIKE THIS AND FANS TEND TO INTERPRET IT AS HIM YELLING CONSTANTLY.
- Steven from Dead Rising would like to remind you all that THIS IS HIS STOOOOORE!.
- In the Telltale Sam and Max games, Bluster Blaster of the C.O.P.S. shouts all of his dialogue in a manner resembling Sinistar (except in Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead, where an accident has considerably quieted him).
- Ishut, protagonist of Gloria Union, is like this; he's very enthusiastic and has the maturity level of a six-year-old. His allies (and even his voice actor!) find it extremely annoying. The Japanese fanbase has declared him a Fountain of Memes.
- In Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, we have the british soldier guy who is yelling to the character across a room on how to complete a puzzle involving moon segments and rotating platforms. He constantly yells things like "THAT'S IT!" and "ONE MORE TO GO!"
- Neverwinter Nights 2: Male, Brooding Dark Hero. His volume range goes from Loud to Really Really Loud. Hell, even his call to the group to be quiet is loud!
- Messenger Sparks from Armed and Dangerous. This is either a cause or an effect of his near-deafness, which leads to Hilarity Ensues when he's forced to conduct negotiations between the Evil Overlord and the noble bandits who have 'kidnapped' his son.
- Asura from Asura's Wrath, even more so than Kratos.
"I, remember now. You Bastards! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
- In Ghost Trick, one of the major characters is an occasionally-deceased Pomeranian named Missile. He often gets A LITTLE OVEREXCITED!!! and starts speaking in giant text.
- Ace Attorney
- Apollo Justice Ace Attorney's title protagonist is notable in-universe for his loud voice. Kinda lampshaded in Case 1, where he mentions his daily "Chords of Steel" training.
- And from the first game, Officer Mike Meekins, who sometimes SHOUTS INTO HIS MEGAPHONE TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS with accompanying "feedback" sound effect.
- When we see him without the megaphone in Investigations he's a little more subdued.
- Misha of Katawa Shoujo. Generally seen translating for the deaf-mute Shizune (to and from sign language, in case you were wondering). The game's set in a school for the disabled, so some fans think Misha's partially deaf.
- Homestar Runner
- Strong Mad. Strong Bad lampshades this at one point in the SBEmail "The Facts" by asking him to keep it down, to which Strong Mad replies, "I CAN BE THE QUIETEST MOUSE. I LIVE IN THE QUIETEST HOUSE!". "No Volume Control" indeed!
- Also Crack Stuntman. Oddly, the character he voices doesn't have that problem.
- Caboose misses the point of an argument between Church and Wash in Red vs. Blue:
Church: Why didn't you tell me that it was taking technology from the Freelancers?
- T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics talks loudly all the time. The series lampshades this, when T-Rex claims that "If we were indoors right now, I'm pretty sure I'd just be as loud and proud as ever." He then proceeds to rebel against the concept of the indoor voice, but notes "the revolution has ended due to lack of interest!"
- The Order of the Stick
- The gang is sneaking invisibly around a bunch of goblins. They all make "Move Silently" checks.
Roy: I got a 17.
- This strip of Laugh Out Loud Cats.
- Looking for Group has Tim, a none-too-bright troll who at one point uses "DIS MY INSIDE VOICE" as a warcry. That may have also been his internal monologue.
- Philia, Phobia's sparring partner from her Amazon days, in Gastrophobia.
Philia: AND ANOTHER THING, WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PHILOSOPHERS?
- Questionable Content
- Jolly the Giant from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob always speaks in giant letters. Even when she's whispering.
- Atomic Laundromat: Something of a liability when you have sonic powers.
- Karkat isn't the only troll who incorporates at least some all caps text in his chats and speech, but he's the one who best plays this trope straight.
- Equius is assumed to often fall within this trope, even though he uses all caps sparingly.
- If Homestuck partially defines this trope as a character who types or speaks in some variant of all caps, then Tavros and Terezi subvert it. Ax Crazy Gamzee falls within this trope half the time. The WV, the AR, and other Exiles speak like this in the kids' and trolls' heads at times.
- At one point in Dubious Company the cast is Brought Down to Normal. It takes a while for Tiren to catch on.
Tiren: I'M NOT YELLING, YOU'RE WHISPERING!
- Marcus of Mega 64 is always yelling. Once when asked to be quiet, he said that "THIS IS AS QUIET AS I GET! I CAN GO LOUDER IF YOU WANT!" In a weird twist, Marcus only lowers his voice when he is extremely angry.
- John of War plays it for laughs.
- Team Fortress 2 player ChoZo combines this with Cluster F-Bomb and MANLINESS as his schtick.
- Glorion of Journey Quest tends to lose his indoor voice whenever he's excited, which is most of the time.
- HEEEYYY YAAALLL!!! IT'S BIG FAT BLUBLEUHBLEUHBLEUHBLEHU REVEREND BURN HERE AGAIN!!!!
- Loading Ready Run has this sketch about a man who literally cannot turn off his announcer voice.
- Larry of Nitro Game Injection is, according to himself, "a very loud black man." Even when he does try to be quiet, he's loud.
- Histeria! has a character called Loud Kiddington (depicted as page image), whose name should be self-explanatory.
- Two Stupid Dogs
- The character Hollywood's catchphrase was "Isn't that cute?... But it's WROOOOONNNNGGGG!!", which was always delivered over the top no matter how minor the matter was. (When he wasn't shouting, his voice wasn't particularly loud, but it still felt loud with a sort of gruff, obnoxious quality.)
- And don't forget Little Red Riding Hood, whose voice seemed to randomly fluctuate between what would be expected of a little girl and a yell with an almost foghorn-like quality.
- The king of constant yelling, Yosemite Sam, has a voice so loud and boisterous that it eventually took a huge toll on Mel Blanc's voice. (Sam also liked to punctuate his sentences by firing off one or more of the loaded pistols he kept about his person. In case you've only seen guns on television, they are VERY LOUD when they go off in real life.)
Bugs: (impersonating Theodore Roosevelt) I speak softly, but I carry a BIIIIIG STICK!
- Tex Avery's MGM short Rock-a-bye Bear has Spike the Bulldog hired as a winter caretaker for a hibernating bear who keeps demanding quiet in the loudest voice imaginable.
- Siren has been written this way:
Nightbeat: Siren... inside voice, please.
- Siren was raised in the Sonic Canyons, where constant ear-splitting noise is a part of everyday life. He's probably never going to adjust properly, all told. Also, he's an police car; do you really want him to be quiet?
- Alternatively, he may have come up in a raucous, industrial area of Cybertron full of rough-and-tumble bots, where he learned being anything but loud and obnoxious meant you were overlooked or picked on. There's conflicting canon on the matter.
- Siren was raised in the Sonic Canyons, where constant ear-splitting noise is a part of everyday life. He's probably never going to adjust properly, all told. Also, he's an police car; do you really want him to be quiet?
- Family Guy
- Ollie combines this trope with Beige Prose to get the point across...
Tom: And now we go to Ollie Williams with the Blaccuweather Forecast. Ollie?
- And of course...
Tom: In local news, we have more on the approach of Hurricane Rupaul as it makes his or her way up the coast. Let's go live to Ollie Williams with the Blaccuweather report. Ollie?
- From the opening of "Lois Kills Stewie":
Tom Tucker: And now, here's Ollie with a recap of the last episode of Family Guy. Ollie?
- (After Tucker's son is arrested for possession of drugs):
Tucker: The student was sentenced to 200 hours' community service and is a very. bad boy. We now go to Ollie Williams for the Punishment Forecast. Ollie?
- When marijuana is legalized in Quahog and the entire population is perpetually stoned, he finally speaks at a normal indoor voice.
Tucker: How's the weather, Ollie?
- And then there's Jeff. His voice is so loud and irritating.
- Binky the Clown from Garfield and Friends. "HEEEEEEY KIDS!"
- This became a series of segments called "Screaming with Binky", where Binky disturbs someone who is doing an activity that requires concentration, like building a sand castle or making pizza.
- The Simpsons
- Parodied in one episode where Homer is mad about something and is yelling. Marge tells him to use his indoor voice, and he replies "I DON'T HAVE AN INDOOR VOICE!"
- Parodied again in another: everyone is complaining increasingly loudly about how Mr. Burns is ruining their lives, to the point where Marge screams, "HE'S CAUSING US ALL TO YELL!" Maggie, being The Voiceless, just sucks her pacifier harder than usual.
- Dora the Explorer. YES, we can see the bridge! Aaahh!
- Lampshaded in the Band Geeks episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward mentions that "Being loud makes you sound smart" in response to the mediocre quality of the band he is in (which Plankton backs up by shouting "CORRECT!"). Squidward then goes on to suggest that if the band plays really, really loudly, people will think they're good. Of course, it backfires....
- The Venture Brothers
- Doctor Byron Orpheus constantly shouts over a blaring, overly dramatic soundtrack.
Orpheus: Do not be too hasty in entering that [bath]room, I had TACO BELL for lunch!
- Also, the Grand Galactic Inquisitor shouts everything over its built-in loudspeaker, then shouts, "IGNORE ME!" if someone responds.
- The Man Who Yelled, from the Mo Willems short film of the same name.
- The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken randomly turns this on and off. The rest of the characters lack inside voices altogether.
- Behold! Mighty Thor rejects the notion of an Indoor Voice!
- The cast of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends can be easily divided between those who do have an indoor voice (Mac, Herriman, Wilt) and those who don't (Bloo, Cheese, Eduardo, Coco).
- One could say Dil, of Stickin' Around has No Indoor Voice, if his voice wasn't ridiculously loud for being Outdoors as well.
- Dr. Weird on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. GENTLEMEN, BEHOLD!!
- In the Daria episode "Fair Enough", Quinn's role in a school play causes her little worry until Sandi comments on the "unusual inflections" in the way Quinn says her lines. This gets under Quinn's skin. A later resultant line is spoken with emphasis on every word: "I will make a dainty garland for my head and sing! Laa, la la LAH!..."
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
- Phil Ken Sebben is a more than a little guilty. "I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NOTICED BUT I'VE GOT JUST THE ONE EYE!"
- Shado the Brain Thief takes this trope to its logical conclusion. Not only does he have no indoor voice, he has no indoor thoughts. Literally every thought he thinks is broadcast into the minds of everyone nearby at a deafening volume. A custodian takes a broom to a nearby PA speaker in an attempt to silence the noise.
- On The Fairly OddParents, this applies to a lot of characters, including Timmy, Cosmo, Vicky, and Crocker.
- Zim from Invader Zim shouts almost every sentence.
- Professor Dementor in Kim Possible.
- Dr. Drakken fits this trope at times.
- Johnny Test. It seems with every passing season, the characters yell more frequently. Sometimes, the screen even shakes and and the ground rumbles when they yell.
- Candace and Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb.
- The Brak Show has Thundercleese, who pretty much shouts all the time, as well as Rhonda of the Seventh Level of Yar:
Mom: Well, Rhonda, I think the table is quite squared away--
- Duckman. One example from an episode where Duckman was going through hallucinations of alternate realities:
Alternate Duckman: I AM NOT FROM ANY UNIVERSE IN PARTICULAR BUT WHERE I COME FROM EVERYONE TALKS LIKE THIS!!
- News anchor Morbo, of course. MORBO MOCKS YOUR PUNY TROPES PAGE! IT WILL BE DESTROYED IN THE UPCOMING INVASION! Now Linda with entertainment.
- And of course Lrr, RULER OF OMICRON-PERSEI EIGHT!
- Both voiced by Maurice LaMarche, of course.
- From The Dover Boys, we have Dan Backslide (coward-bully-cad-and-thief).
- Princess Luna from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, as part of an outdated royal protocol, speaks in a deep, booming voice meant to "impress." It doesn't exactly go over well with the citizens of Ponyville.
Luna: But this is the traditional royal Canterlot voice! It is tradition to speak using the Royal We, and to use THIS MUCH VOLUME WHEN ADDRESSING OUR SUBJECTS!!!
- In Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness, Temutai has this habit which matches his Large and In Charge presence.
- In Adventure Time, Lemongrab seems to have a problem with this. He's almost always shouting or talking extremely loudly. Whether he's aware of this is unclear, as his voice is naturally high-pitched and shrill, and he's almost always angry. "IF ANYONE NEEDS ME I'LL BE TAKING A NAP!!!"
- Benson from Regular Show. He actually deafens Mordecai and Rigby one time.
- In Robot Chicken, the 'Fruity Fables' short depicts God as this.
God: BARRY! YOU MUST CONTINUE TEACHING SEX EDUCATION.
- The Spartan in the Film/300 spoof