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7th Oct '17 3:30:30 AM Rainbowsandra
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* In one of the sketches from Walfas Station Wagon's The Walfas Halloween Spooktacular called Magic show by Full Hit Points, Marisa and Reimu put on a magic show to the audience. And when Marisa accidentally saw's Reimu in half and so was the table and tries to convince the audience it's a new trick, this causes this trope to happen.
10th Sep '17 1:15:56 AM Abodos
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': When [=SpongeBob=] tries stand-up, his first joke is met with cricket chirps. The second joke bombs so bad even the cricket won't dignify it with a response. Also going as far as to show an actual picture of the cricket in grass on land.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': When [=SpongeBob=] tries stand-up, his first joke is met with cricket chirps. The second joke bombs so bad [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed even the cricket won't dignify it with a response.response]]. Also going as far as to show an actual picture of the cricket in grass on land.
6th Sep '17 11:13:55 AM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Parodied in the ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' story "Whose Crime is It Anyway?" in the 2016 Annual; Spidey joins an improv class, and when he launches into his usual wisecracks, a cricket just stares at him as silently as everyone else.
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26th Jul '17 6:12:36 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/25/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'':

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* ** ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/25/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'':
26th Jul '17 6:11:16 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/25/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'':
-->"I hope everyone is excited for the Second Task!" Bagman said. Crickets greeted him.
24th Jul '17 3:49:06 PM PixelKnight
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'''Yang:''' What [[spoiler:cat ears]]? She wears a ''[dawning realisation]''... booooooow...\\

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'''Yang:''' What [[spoiler:cat ears]]? She wears a [[spoiler:wears a]] ''[dawning realisation]''... booooooow...[[spoiler:booooooow]]...\\
16th Jul '17 9:50:08 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Happens a few times in the second act of ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' as an aural shorthand for the awkwardness Kanae faces in giving voice to her feelings to Takaki.
6th Jul '17 4:16:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk is on the Air," during Monk's second interview with Max Hudson on the air, J.J. lampshades an awkward silence caused by Monk telling a terrible joke about Max's weight by playing the sound effect of chirping crickets.

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS513MrMonkIsOnTheAir Mr. Monk is on the Air," Air]]," during Monk's second interview with Max Hudson on the air, J.J. lampshades an awkward silence caused by Monk telling a terrible joke about Max's weight by playing the sound effect of chirping crickets.
27th Apr '17 2:11:01 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'': When Shrek meets Fiona for the first time in the alternate timeline and tries to tell her who he is, the story is so unbelievable that all the ogres are speechless, and crickets are heard chirping in the background.



-->'''Buzz''': But that's just a ball.
-->'''Walter''': (''whispering'') Don't hurt Betsy's feelings.

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-->'''Buzz''': -->'''Buzz:''' But that's just a ball.
-->'''Walter''': (''whispering'')
ball.\\
'''Walter:''' ''[whispering]''
Don't hurt Betsy's feelings.
16th Apr '17 5:59:54 AM NightShade96
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* In ''WebAnimation/CartoonHooligans'', this is sometimes used in the gags that involve StunnedSilence.
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