History Main / FlatJoy

18th Feb '17 12:37:07 PM mlsmithca
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* A defining trait of the Corsicans in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Corsica'', in line with the French stereotype.
-->'''Vermicellix''': (with a completely unmoving surly expression) Boneywasawarriorwayayix, I am beside myself with joy.
-->'''Boneywasawarriorwayayix''': (also with a completely unmoving surly expression) Vermicellix, the sight of you fills me with pleasure.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'':
** In ''Recap/AsterixAtTheOlympicGames'', after the Gaulish villagers have taken their place in the stands, they are as raucous and excited as a typical sporting crowd, cheering loudly for their champion, Asterix... until they realise he has been shut out of the top three in his race. Their behaviour contrasts sharply with the Greeks, especially the Spartans, whose reaction to seeing their athletes sweep the top three is as follows:
--->'''Spartans:''' ''[completely stone-faced]'' Sparta.
**
A defining trait of the Corsicans in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Corsica'', ''Recap/AsterixInCorsica'', in line with the French stereotype.
-->'''Vermicellix''': --->'''Vermicellix''': (with a completely unmoving surly expression) Boneywasawarriorwayayix, I am beside myself with joy.
-->'''Boneywasawarriorwayayix''':
joy.\\
'''Boneywasawarriorwayayix''':
(also with a completely unmoving surly expression) Vermicellix, the sight of you fills me with pleasure.



* Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', when "Prince Ali" arrives in the palace.
-->'''Sultan:''' I'm delighted to meet you. This is my royal vizier, Jafar. He's delighted too.\\

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', when ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
** When
"Prince Ali" arrives in the palace.
-->'''Sultan:'''
palace:
--->'''Sultan:'''
I'm delighted to meet you. This is my royal vizier, Jafar. He's delighted too.\\



* The reaction to the eating of Robin's minstrels in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is a very unenthusiastic "yay".
** The reaction to meeting up again was a flat yay, but the reaction to eating the minstrels was a slightly less flat yay.
---> "AndThereWasMuchRejoicing."

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* The reaction to the eating of Robin's minstrels Arthur and Robin being re-united with Lancelot and Galahad in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is a very unenthusiastic unenthusiastic, bored-sounding "yay". The reaction to having to eat Robin's minstrels to stave off starvation is a slightly less bored-sounding "yay".
** The reaction to meeting up again was a flat yay, but the reaction to eating the minstrels was a slightly less flat yay.
---> "AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
-->"AndThereWasMuchRejoicing."



--> '''Alexander Dane:''' (''as his character Dr. Lazarus'') By Grabthar's hammer... What a savings.

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--> '''Alexander -->'''Alexander Dane:''' (''as his character Dr. Lazarus'') By Grabthar's hammer... What a savings.



* ''[[{{Music/Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]'': "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido. Yeeeaah! ... ''Yay''."

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* ''[[{{Music/Nirvana}} Smells {{Music/Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit]]'': Spirit": "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido. Yeeeaah! ... ''Yay''."






* The intro to ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic IV'' has random peasants saying "yaaaay" in the manner of this trope, in a very obvious shout-out to the TropeNamer for AndThereWasMuchRejoicing (the line prompting the FlatJoy was "and there was much rejoicing").

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* The intro to ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic IV'' has random peasants saying "yaaaay" in the manner of this trope, in a very obvious shout-out to the TropeNamer for AndThereWasMuchRejoicing (the line prompting the FlatJoy Flat Joy was "and there was much rejoicing").



* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-10-01 discovered]] that [[spoiler:his inconvenient "[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-18 girly powers only]]" time ended and he began to acquire cool magic]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** When
Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-10-01 discovered]] that [[spoiler:his inconvenient "[[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-18 girly powers only]]" time ended and he began to acquire cool magic]].



* WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} could be considered the TropeCodifier, he did so often. It never seemed like he was being sarcastic; rather, this was as expressive as he was physically able to get.
** Occasionally, he might break character for the sake of humor, erupting in joy and doing over-the-top {{Wild Take}}s and back flips, only to very suddenly stop and look at the camera, and give his usual flat joy line "You know what? I'm happy." This tended to happen when at the end of the episode he received a large sum of money, or [[SmoochOfVictory a kiss from a beautiful woman.]]

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* WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} could be considered the TropeCodifier, he did so often. It never seemed like he was being sarcastic; rather, this was as expressive as he was physically able to get.
**
get. Occasionally, he might break character for the sake of humor, erupting in joy and doing over-the-top {{Wild Take}}s and back flips, only to very suddenly stop and look at the camera, and give his usual flat joy line "You know what? I'm happy." This tended to happen when at the end of the episode he received a large sum of money, or [[SmoochOfVictory a kiss from a beautiful woman.]]



* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzURH-yOtKs memorable mocking]] of then Vice President Al Gore on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' played this up.
** In "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", we have HardboiledDetective Rex Banner, whose seriousness creates this trope even when he is happy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzURH-yOtKs memorable mocking]] of then Vice President Al Gore on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' played this up.
** In "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", we have HardboiledDetective Rex Banner, whose seriousness creates this trope even when he is happy. He reacts exactly the same way to seeing a message that his services are needed to enforce prohibition in Springfield and another message that the family dog had puppies; a slight narrowing of the eyes. Then there's his attempt to laugh off the idea that the Beer Baron was real - or, rather, his attempt to laugh - which sounds like he has dry heaves.



12th Feb '17 4:37:34 AM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''.
-->"I am flattered," said the Martian flatly.
5th Feb '17 1:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* During the hunt for Abaddon in ''AuntDimity and the Deep Blue Sea'', Bill bemoans the disturbance the police investigation brings to his clientele:

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* During the hunt for Abaddon in ''AuntDimity ''Literature/AuntDimity and the Deep Blue Sea'', Bill bemoans the disturbance the police investigation brings to his clientele:
17th Jan '17 2:27:09 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Eddison Tollet is so well-known for this behavior that he earns the nickname "Dolorous Edd".
21st Nov '16 4:27:28 PM sgamer82
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-->'''Dracula:''' I ''liiiiike'' that!

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-->'''Dracula:''' --->'''Dracula:''' I ''liiiiike'' that!



-->'''Dracula:''' Pipe down!

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-->'''Dracula:''' --->'''Dracula:''' Pipe down!
12th Nov '16 7:49:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'':
** There's a crowd of Transylvanian peasants cheering like this. This is subject to some mocking by Dracula: "If I vant to be alone, I'll call you guys!"
** Also a funny subversion when the peasants are stuck by lightning, they do cheer appropriately, for once.
-->'''Dracula:''' I ''liiiiike'' that!
** They also cheer when something bad happens to Drac.
-->'''Dracula:''' Pipe down!



* ''ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'' had a crowd of Transylvanian peasants cheering like this. This is subject to some mocking by Dracula: "If I vant to be alone, I'll call you guys!"
** Also a funny subversion when the peasants are stuck by lightning, they do cheer appropriately, for once.
-->'''Dracula:''' I ''liiiiike'' that!
** They also cheer when something bad happens to Drac.
-->'''Dracula:''' Pipe down!
14th Oct '16 3:32:22 PM nombretomado
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* In an ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' episode, Daniel Floyd introduces ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezTheCartel'' with a very flat "ta-dahhhh."

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* In an ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' episode, Daniel Floyd introduces ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezTheCartel'' with a very flat "ta-dahhhh."
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11th Oct '16 8:18:34 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has Scar doing the sarcastic version.
-->'''Simba''': Hey, Uncle Scar, guess what.
-->'''Scar''': I despise guessing games.
-->'''Simba''': I'm gonna be king of Pride Rock.
-->'''Scar''': (''deadpan'') Oh, goody.
30th Sep '16 10:32:44 AM Lopiny
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** It may run in the family as well, as [[spoilers:Rogal Dorn]] is about as expressive when actually happy (though then again, he expresses every emotion with about the same intensity).

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** It may run in the family as well, as [[spoilers:Rogal [[spoiler:Rogal Dorn]] is about as expressive when actually happy (though then again, he expresses every emotion with about the same intensity).
30th Sep '16 10:31:33 AM Lopiny
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** It may run in the family as well, as [[Spoiler:Rogal Dorn]] is about as expressive when actually happy (though then again, he expresses every emotion with about the same intensity).

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** It may run in the family as well, as [[Spoiler:Rogal [[spoilers:Rogal Dorn]] is about as expressive when actually happy (though then again, he expresses every emotion with about the same intensity).
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