Xena: Warrior Princess was an action adventure series from the 1990's, which followed the adventures of former warlord Xena in an effort to redeem herself for her past atrocities.
Accompanied by her sidekicks Gabrielle and Joxer the Mighty, she battles foes such as the God of War Ares, the psychotic Callisto, the cunning Julius Caesar, and the mysterious witch Alti.
The show was well-known for mixing its mature themes and intense action with slapstick comedy, and thus the show used a lot of cartoon sound effects, particularly from the Hanna-Barbera library. It got to the point where the show's main fan-site is called "Whoosh", based off of the most omnipresent sound effect.
The show did seem to have an unspoken rule of mainly using the cartoon sound effects on only certain characters, like Xena, Gabrielle, (ESPECIALLY) Joxer, Callisto, Autolycus, and Varia.
Sound Effects Used
- AHOOGA (Used once in "A Solstice Carol")
- Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057501 (Used when Livia makes a passive hand gesture in "Path of Vengeance")
- Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057505 (Used in "Takes One To Know One")
- LOONEY TUNES CARTOON FALL SOUND (Used to comically accent character and object falls.)
- Sound Ideas, BOING, CARTOON - HOYT'S BOING (Used in "A Solstice Carol" and "Many Happy Returns".)
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, BIRD - HEAD BONK BIRDS CHIRPING (Used in several episodes, usually on Joxer. Some episodes include "The Furies", "Callisto", "Been There, Done That", "Kindred Spirits", and "Send in the Clones".)
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - FALL WHISTLE, MEDIUM 01 (Used in "Callisto" when Callisto falls, and in "Been There, Done That" when Joxer faints.)
- Sound Ideas, PLINK, CARTOON - SOUR PLINK (Heard in "If The Shoe Fits" when Aphrodite winks, and also in "The Bitter Suite" in a higher pitch when Callisto winks.)
- Sound Ideas, SLIDE, CARTOON - FAST SLIDE UP AND DOWN 01 (Used in "A Day in the Life" when Gabrielle pulls herself up using Xena's breastplate, and in "Ulysses" when a pirate is tripped with a mop.)
- Sound Ideas, WHINE, CARTOON - SHELL SCREAMING WHINE DOWN (Used to comically accent character and object falls.)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING IN (Used in "The Black Wolf" when Xena brings her fist toward the camera.)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - BIG WHISTLE ZING OUT (Used in "The Black Wolf" when Xena sends Koulos flying.)
- Sound Ideas, ZIP, CARTOON - QUICK WHISTLE ZIP OUT