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M. Bison, Street Fighter

Whereas the Big No expresses displeasure or despair, the Big Yes can express extreme pleasure (such as charging up a boarding ramp and gaining superpowers), but it can also be used by Large Hams as a way of expressing joy, agreement, or if the ham is extra large, the reply to a harmless yes or no question.

Also can be used as a response to obvious or rhetorical questions in which cases it means, "Geez, you really think so, Sherlock?" or "Just do it already!"

It can be uttered quickly or drawn out, as long as it leaves an impression of some sort. Can be substituted with "yeah" or "yay." Foreign language examples are also welcome.

A Sub-Trope of Big Word Shout. Might overlap with Metal Scream.

The Big Yes is often a major component of The Immodest Orgasm and the Power High trope.

Contrast Big No and Big "Never!".

Examples of Big Yes include:


  • "OH YEAH!" is the Catch Phrase of soft-drink spokesthing Kool-Aid Man. He always shouts it just after breaking through a wall.
  • One Progressive ad has the customer being so pumped up about saving money that he screams "YES!" when asked about it.
  • We get a Big No and a Big Yes in this Snickers ad.

Anime and Manga



"And you think my son might be this person the soldiers are calling the Blue Spirit?"


Max: Yyyyesss, your Newness!



  • In Reaper Man, Azrael answers Death's request for more time with a big "YES." Literally big, that is; it's in an extremely large font size. According to [1], it was supposed to be near the top of a left page, so that it would surprise the reader when they turn the page, and it is in the earlier UK printings, but not all printings did this.
  • Ulysses - "and I said yes I said yes I will Yes."

Live-Action TV


Patsy: She's blind!

  • In the Family Matters episode "A Thought in the Dark", Steve belts out "Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!" when Laura invites him to come along with her to a Dave Koz concert, thinking that she's finally given in to his romantic overtures after a steady string of rejections. She isn't - it's actually a prelude to a double-date where Laura is trying to set Steve up with Myra, a cousin of one of Laura's Guys of the Week.
  • Boy Meets World had several big "Yes!" moments, and in the series finale they had a Fully-Automatic Clip Show of these moments right after Cory gives a big "Yes!" in the present.
  • In Top Gear, this is usually Jeremy Clarkson's doing.
  • Keith Mars at Veronica's graduation ceremony.


  • The first word in Lil Jon's song "What you gon' do?" is a loud "YEAH!"...though that's probably true of several songs by Lil' Jon.
    • WHAT?!
      • OKAAAAAY!
  • The epic "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" delivered by Roger Daltrey in The Who song "Won't Get Fooled Again," aka the CSI: Miami theme song. The scream itself underwent Memetic Mutation thanks to the CSI series, as Horatio Caine's one liner during the cold open is always followed by a "YEEEEEEEEAAAAH!" that segues into the opening credits. See YouTube link above.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello...aka that song from Ferris Buellers Day Off.
  • Found repeatedly in the song "Great Big Yes" by power-pop-rocker Jason Falkner.
  • Ludicrously vicious "yeahs" are found everywhere in Metal. From Iron Maiden to Metallica, anytime something gets too awesome, some of the energy will be let out with a yell..
  • Truly, it is hard to find an upbeat song that doesn't have a Big Yes in it.
  • The Beatles' early work includes a lot of "yeah yeah yeah"s and similar phrases.
    • Not just their early work; Paul McCartney caps the build-up to the big coda of "Hey Jude" with a number of ecstatic "yeahs", and then spends the next four minutes getting his freak on.
  • From the 1942 movie Sweater Girl, "I Said No" involves a woman debating whether she should give in to a man on her doorstep.

Till at last, I confess,
I said "Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!"
 That's how I subscribed to Liberty magazine!

  • "Yeah!" by Canadian country music singer Paul Brandt. The title says it all.

Professional Wrestling


Roddy Piper: "Will you accept his challenge, Yes or No?!"
Hulk Hogan: "YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!"


Video Games


"Oh yes!! OH GOD, YES!!!"


Web Comics

Web Original

Western Animation

  • On Family Guy, Quagmire often follows up his Catch Phrase "Giggity giggity giggity" with "Oh yeah" or "All right".
  • "YES!" is essentialy the Catch Phrase of Brain from Pinky and The Brain.
  • M. Bison from the American Street Fighter cartoon exclaims "YES! YES!" when the destruction of the Street Fighters seems imminent, and it has become a popular source for YouTube Poop.
  • Along the same lines, in the Galaxy Rangers episode "Shoot Out", the Queen of the Crown was on her feet cheering when she had three Rangers in chains and the fourth had been shot.
  • Megatron of Beast Wars was quite fond of a more refined version of this, yeeesss.
  • Duff Man from The Simpsons usually shouts "OH YEAH!" whenever he appears.
    • In another episode, Homer broke Lisa's heart by betting on her loss in a crossword contest. He does give an appropriate Big No when she says she'd no longer be his little girl, but gives an equally appropriate Big Yes when asked if he wants to buy band chocolates 3 seconds later.
  • A Big Yes turns into a Big No very quickly for Jafar in Aladdin when he thinks he has the lamp but then checks his pockets and realizes Abu stole it.And Aladdin himself, after his first kiss.
  • Teen Titans: In the episode "Birthmark" Slade gives a Big Yes in response to Raven's Little No when she sees a vision of The End of the World as We Know It.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy has Fredfredburger who shouts "YES!" as a Verbal Tic
  • In an episode of Total Drama World Tour, Tyler gets one of these when Lindsay finally recognizes him and remembers his name. Of course, being that they're in the Alps at that time, he causes an avalanche.
  • Transformers: The Movie and later in the G1 cartoon: "You got the touch! You got the powaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... Yeaaah!"
  • Futurama: Fry at the end of "The why of Fry"
  • In Garfield and Friends, this is Binky the Clown's response to being offered his show back after briefly being canceled. Of course, he is Binky the Clown.
  • Parodied on MAD with the X Meets Y parody CSiCarly (a crossver between CSI: Miami and, of course, iCarly). It turns out that the YEEEEEAAAAAH!!! is actually coming from Horatio standing on Freddie's foot.
  • In the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic episode "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", Twilight Sparkle does this during her flashback when Princess Celestia offers to personally tutor her in magic, excitedly shouting "Yesyesyesyes!" over and over again as she jumps for joy. After the cut back to present day, we see Twilight has apparently gotten a little too caught up in her story and is doing this in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
    • Rarity does it in "The Ticket Master", when talking about what she would do if her Prince Charming proposed to her: "Of course, I would say... YES!!!"
      • Her sister Sweetie Belle does on in "Heart and Hooves Day" when Cheerilee finally asks Big Macintosh to be her very special somepony. Many have noted that her "YES!!!" sounds a lot like Rarity's. See for yourself.
    • Discord gives one after realizing he's completely broken Twilight Sparkle and driven her over the Despair Event Horizon. Due to what he's saying it about, it's less funny and more of a Moral Event Horizon.
    • Inverted in "Sonic Rainboom", in which Rainbow Dash tries to teach Fluttershy the "elements of a good cheer". She's hoping that she'll cheer her on at the Young Flyers Competition, but since Fluttershy is a Shrinking Violet...*BIG INHALE* Yay. Later played straight when Rainbow Dash actually does manage to pull off the Sonic Rainboom, causing her to scream "A SONIC RAINBOOM! SHE DID IT! SHE DID IT!"
    • "Hurricane Fluttershy" introduces a pegasus stallion who is notable for his ridiculous musculature and tiny wings and his Catch Phrase — "YEAH!!!"

Real Life

All The Tropes Has Enhanced My Life? YEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!