Ever acknowledge the identical sound impact of two youngsters laughing? It’s referred to as the “…

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Ever acknowledge the identical sound impact of two youngsters laughing? It’s referred to as the “Diddy Laugh” and, just like the Wilhelm Scream, has had an interesting Hollywood journey.




  1. [Pottery Breaking Sound](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOVkixm5MZA) is another classic, used in so many cartoons. Its best use though was in Wet Hot American Summer.

  2. Jac Holzman’s “Happy Baby” is a very recognizable baby sound effect sample. The usage that comes to mind for me at the moment is at the end of Prince’s “[Delirious](https://youtu.be/Fyms8opV8LQ?t=234)” (from the album, “1999”), but I hear it everywhere.

  3. I didn’t know it was called ‘Diddy laugh’ and I find funny that it was named after Diddy Kong Racing, since that game is exactly where I first heard the laugh and whenever I hear it I can’t help but think of DKR. I have the fondest memories of that game, along with Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie!

  4. There’s a cheering sound effect that seems to be used in a lot of games and TV shows. I remember first hearing [here.] (https://youtu.be/mEB7TDKdoz0?t=908)

  5. There’s this specific [crowd gasp](https://youtu.be/LMgOW5psrYo) (skip to 28s for the sound) that keeps appearing everywhere and is instantly recognisable now.

  6. I knew the exact sound effect they were talking about before I even opened the article. That thing really is everywhere!

  7. It’s like the creaky door sound effect that’s been in a ton of movies/tv shows/video games. You can hear it at 4:27 in [this video. ](https://youtu.be/m_DYymYLx2o)

  8. Oh god. As soon as I played it the Diddy Kong Racing title theme started in my head subconsiously before I even scrolled down to see that it was in the RARE intro.

  9. I find the ever-repeating coyote drone the most irritating, it was used like three times in the last season of “Bosch”: “Iau-Iau-ueee; HO-HOU…”.

  10. I’ve always wondered this, but does anyone know the origin of this [splat sound effect](https://youtu.be/-1XlVjk4qNA?t=3)? I swear I’ve heard it in B sci-fi movies from the early 80’s all the way up to the new Terminator trailer.

  11. I want to find the stock police scanner sound. It starts with something that SOUNDS vaguely like “latest suspect” and then trails off, and I’m pretty sure it was in a Sim City game once.

    Edit: https://youtu.be/dklA4-ACN4k?t=26

    That’s the one I recognize. It doesn’t sound the same to me as [the other one](https://old.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/bzeb6l/ever_recognize_the_same_sound_effect_of_two/eqs4omo/) mentioned in this thread.

  12. This is one stock sound effect my girlfriend cannot handle. As soon as we hear it in a show or movie the whole thing is ruined. It’s so fucking distracting.

    How hard is it to use a different sound clip or record a fresh track?

    Fuck the Diddy Laugh.

  13. So sick of wilhelm scream and wish they’d stop using it. Once you recognize it you can’t unhear it. I find it jarring and pulls me out of the movie.

  14. How about the one that can be heard during celebrations in a movie and you hear a kid go, “ah man, yeah” or is it “ah yeah, man”?. I swear I’ve this one quite a bit as well.

  15. The Diddy Kong Racing intro! That’s where I first heard it and have been hearing it everywhere ever since.

  16. Amazing 99% Invisible podcast episode called “Classic Cartoon Sound Effects” that talk about a lot of these effects and where they came from and how they influence our minds.

    It’s amazing to think of all the musical instruments that were played in such a way that we still understand the emotion expected by a simple xylophone tap. Really weird when you stop to think about it.

  17. Haha yeah, I keep hearing this and being like “yup, that’s from Diddy Kong Racing”. Glad to hear it being referenced here!

  18. There’s a canned wolf howl that was used in ALL Mexican movies I watched on TV growing up. I had no concept of stock sounds until then.

  19. Oh man, if someone can help me identify this groaning laugh sound that’s used in laugh tracks. I feel like I heard it a lot on old live action shows from Nick like All-That and The Amanda show. It usually happens near the end of the laugh track and the only way I can describe it is that it sounds like a “moooannnn”, but in a laugh. It’s weird.

  20. That one sound bite that was stolen from Arthur’s little baby sister crying. It’s everywhere.

  21. There’s a specific tire burnout noise that’s always used when a muscle car peels out and drives away fast. It’s been used many many times in TV and movies. I first heard it on the car makeover show Overhaulin’ at the end of their title sequence.

  22. There’s a wind sound effect that I recognize right off the bat, it’s used in everything. Can really break the immersion of the film :/

  23. Dagobah swamp sounds I noticed are used a lot recently. Most recently in Endgame in Thanos’s ‘garden’.

  24. There’s a stock chicken bawk that’s used over and over in deadwood, and in the first spyro game, and many other places.

  25. Yes, I’ve noticed that one too but I didn’t realize anyone had a name for it.

    Without even clicking the link, I’m assuming it’s called the “Diddy Laugh” because it was used in the intro for Diddy Kong Racing? I think it was when the Rareware logo came up. That’s one of the earliest places I remember it being used.

  26. It’s like that generic crowd cheering sound effect that has never sounded real. Only example I can think of it is Baseketball, when there’s first a crowd around the guys playing it on their driveway.

  27. I think any of these that are in video games (like this laugh being in RCT) makes it far more recognizable to anyone that played, since a sound in a movie you hear maybe once or twice per viewing, but video game sounds you might hear HUNDREDS of times.

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