Okay, apparently I did use word balloons at least ONCE in Minions at Work 1.o, even if it was only for screaming. This one also used a lot more photo editing than usual.

The joke here is a bit obscure, so if you don’t understand, it’s worth reading on. The “Wilhelm Scream” is a sound created for an obscure 1951 western movie, and used in hundreds (if not thousands) of movies and TV shows since. It’s become something of an in-joke to work it into movies. It’s often used when someone gets shot, or falls from a great height, or — gets blown off a cat-walk. When a movie minion of any sort meets their end, there’s a fair chance that the Wilhelm Scream will be involved.

The Wilhelm Scream has its own Wikipedia entry, if you’d like to know more. Also, here’s a 12+ minute YouTube supercut of the Wilhelm Scream from many movies. But I will warn you. Once you hear the Wilhelm Scream, it cannot be unheard, and it will jump out at you any time it appears in a movie or TV show. If you want to be in on the joke, that’s great. If you fear you might get thrown out of the movie, then maybe you should pass it by!