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A Comedy Trope. Cheerleaders are often shown speaking as if they were cheering in ordinary conversation. They might be doing this as a form of practice, or because they are just too stupid to know any other way of communicating. Alternatively, they might be shown cheering at inappropriate events; such as chess matches.
- A deleted scene from Bring It On showed one character reviewing for the SATs by converting the answers into cheers to make them easier for her to memorise.
- The Spartan Cheerleaders from Saturday Night Live. They consisted of students Arianna (Cheri Oteri) and Craig (Will Ferrell), a pair of awkward, self-conscious pariahs who led unusual cheerleading routines at school functions to which they had not been invited.
- Parodied in a game of "Scenes from a Hat" on the American Whose Line Is It Anyway: "Moments When Cheerleading is Inappropriate".
Greg Proops: Grandpa's dead! Gimme a D! Gimme an E! Gimme-Come on! Where's your enthusiasm?
- In Zoey 101, the titular character and two friends are trying to make money for something I forgot so Logan hires them as cheerleaders for a week or so, at first he makes them cheer on him for nearly everything but then they actually cheer at everything (getting rejected, taking a bath, sleeping) so he gets tired of it and pays them to shut up.
- An episode of California Dreams had three cheerleaders bid on a dating auction this way. As a Running Gag, they reappear a few more times in the episode; cheering in unison whenever they speak to or interact with anybody.
- Invoked and Played for Laughs in an episode of Even Stevens where Ren joins the squad, only to be criticized for not being perky enough; she takes this to heart and begins cheering all the time. This takes a turn for the bizarre where she cheers while doing laundary and suddenly realizes/cheers that a sock is missing...and still manages to make it rhyme and keep the pace.
- Ranma ½ character Mariko, though we only ever see her when she's actively being a Combat Cheerleader so she might not talk that way in civvies. Then again, this is Ranma 1/2.
- When Paige was trying out for cheerleading in FoxTrot, she started using cheers all the time; including while giving a (correct) answer to a question on The Scarlet Letter in English class. In a much later arc, she joined the JJV (junior junior varsity) cheer squad and was sent to cheer at events like chess matches and debates.
- In Zits, a group of cheerleaders use cheers to encourage Pierce to put some litter in the bin, causing him to remark that "There is such a thing as too much school spirit".
- Psychonauts has Crystal and Clem, who deliver pretty much all their lines in cheer form.
- Contrary to expectations, Cheerleader of the Teen Girl Squad does not do this. However, Cheerleader Brian does, and his constant cheering at the prom ends up frustrating (and ultimately killing) Cheerleader.
- The Veggie Tales episode "Tomato Sawyer And Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue" had a trio of female pea cheerleaders who showed up at random times during the story.
- Fanboy and Chum Chum: "2-4-6-8! I think I might regurgitate!"
- Kick Buttowski: "2-4-6-8! Battle Snax is really great!"
- Fairly Oddparents had a competition wherein Timmy sabotaged Vicky. Her cheer pretty much was all her gross habits. The girl who won improvised a cheer indicating that she had none of Vicky's gross habits.
Vicky: I lie a lot, I cheat in school, I'm scared of cows, love being cruel! I pick my nose when no one looks! I wipe it on your history book!
- In The Spectacular Spider Man, one episode has the supporting cast quoting Shakespeare passages in auditioning for the school play. Sally Avril turns hers into a cheer - needless to say, she doesn't get a part.