History Main / FlatJoy

8th Jul '17 4:14:21 AM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Edd''': We'll live another day. Hurrah.
30th May '17 4:42:32 PM Coyotek4
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* A cut-away gag on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows Prince on ''The Price is Right'', reacting this way upon making a perfect bid in Contestant's Row.
29th May '17 1:56:42 PM Gatordragon24
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* While most champions in ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' have enthusiastic "woohoo" emotes, Seris is so aloof that her "woohoo" almost sounds sarcastic.
18th May '17 9:03:52 PM WillDraco
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* Upon learning he was accepted to [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard,]] Mark Zuckerberg could only manage a flat [[http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-39969929/watch-mark-zuckerberg-find-out-hes-got-into-harvard "Yay,"]] perhaps foreshadowing he would drop out before graduation. Fortunately he invented {{Website/Facebook}}, so he has that little project going to pay the bills.

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* Upon learning he was accepted to [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard,]] Mark Zuckerberg (of {{Website/Facebook}} fame) could only manage a flat [[http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-39969929/watch-mark-zuckerberg-find-out-hes-got-into-harvard "Yay,"]] perhaps foreshadowing "Yay"]] at first, in stark contrast to his father's elation. The fact that he wasn't jumping for joy could have foreshadowed that he would drop out before graduation. Fortunately he invented {{Website/Facebook}}, so he has that little project going to pay the bills.graduation.
18th May '17 8:12:17 PM WillDraco
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* Upon learning he was accepted to [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Harvard,]] Mark Zuckerberg could only manage a flat [[http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-39969929/watch-mark-zuckerberg-find-out-hes-got-into-harvard "Yay,"]] perhaps foreshadowing he would drop out before graduation. Fortunately he invented {{Website/Facebook}}, so he has that little project going to pay the bills.
16th Mar '17 10:33:36 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In the animated episode "State Visit", the "enthusiastic crowd" assembled to acclaim the visiting sultan sound thoroughly bored as they say, "Hurray. Hurray. Long live Haroun el-Plassid. Hurray. Hurray. Long live Iznogoud." Similarly, the "ruthless crowd" watching the imprisoned Iznogoud on public display at the end of the episode are almost as listless as they say, "Boo. Boo. Get rid of Grand Vizier Iznogoud."
10th Mar '17 11:43:23 PM waters20
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Demon in the Mattress", when Eustace struggles to exorcise the demon out of Muriel with his failed attempt to read the printed incantation correctly, Courage waves a flag and responds with an unenthusiastic "Yay farmer".
9th Mar '17 4:44:09 PM StarTropes
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-->'''Q:''' I'm forgiven. My brothers and sisters of the Continuum have taken me back. I'm immortal again. Omnipotent again.\\
'''Riker:''' Swell.

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-->'''Q:''' I'm forgiven. forgiven! My brothers and sisters of the Continuum have taken me back. I'm immortal again. Omnipotent again.\\
[[LargeHam I'M IMMORTAL AGAIN! OMNIPOTENT AGAIN!]]\\
'''Riker:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Swell.]]
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.
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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.
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