The Diddy Laugh is a very commonly used sound effect which often appears in TV, radio and film. When I hear it, it is like being hit in the ears with an iron. I like to point it out to people, who usually look blankly at me. Now I pass this affliction on to you.


Seen an example? Email diddylaugh@gmail.com or tweet me.


Steve Paget.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Diddy Laugh heard in Experian TV advert

Finally! I thought TV advertisers had grown bored of our favourite laughing child, but I needn't have worried. She's back, and she doesn't seem a day older.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Trailer for Woman in Black: Angel of Death

I enjoyed the first Woman in Black. It wasn't shockingly original, but seemed to combine the horror staples in a suitably creepy way.
So, for the sequel, it seems reasonable to show us the same creepy dolls and rocking chair moving on its own again.

But using the Diddy Laugh seems to remove the scares for me. This trailer makes a real feature of it. Twice! The first one is at 1 minute and 17 seconds

http://youtu.be/G4rzV0CvhyM

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Heard in trailer for As Above So Below

This is a horror movie trailer, so it's not suitable for kids, but the laugh is loud and clear at 1 minute and 57 seconds.

http://youtu.be/O-KIzzF3S0o

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Diddy Laugh in Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

After a, frankly, pretty awful pilot episode, we get some compensation in the form of our favourite cliché sound effect.

It's quiet, but my keen ears miss nothing!


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Diddy Laugh in Justin's House

It has been a while since my kids watched Cbeebies, the BBC channel for young children, so it's not surprising that this passed me by. My daughter came running in from the living room and shouted "I've just heard the Diddy Laugh!"
I have trained her well.

The laugh is very quiet, at about 10 seconds into the opening titles.


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Diddy Laugh in LA Noire

I heard this while playing the game, and didn't have time to note down exactly where it occurred. Took me ages to find it again a few days later!

It happens in this video at about 24.35, quietly in the background.
It's not the usual "up and down" bit of the laugh, it's the less common opening section.

 

Friday, 28 June 2013

Diddy Laugh in Hot Fuzz

Wasn't expecting this one. It almost passed me by, too.

Listen for it just as the injured guy is being wheeled away.