Limited Dialog with Endless Possibility...

Have you ever heard a character with extremely limited dialog?
I'm talking one or two words, max.
And yet, through the magic of the human voice and emotion, they are able to voice a fully formed interactive character.

Examples you say?

On "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" there is a character named "CoCo" (voiced by Candi Milo), and all of her dialog is "Co Co".

Or on "Chowder" there is a charcter named "Shnitzel" (voiced by John DiMaggio) who only says "Radda".

For a touch of reality, how about Harpo Marx, who only used a horn to communicate.

... and "Uh-huh" from the Little Rascals (played by John Collum) who could only say (wait for it) "Uh-huh".

Then there's Teller from Penn and Teller fame... who doesn't use words at all!

So, the next time you think the dialog is sparse, written poorly, or just doesn't suit you, maybe it's time to take a fresh perspective on it.

After all, you don't need to say much to communicate volumes...

Radda-Radda,
Joe J Thomas
JoeActor.com

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