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23rd Jul '16 12:31:56 PM Chabal2
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* A state fair features a showman saying he'll give a thousand dollars to the first person to make his horse laugh. Naturally, numerous comedians and clowns try and fail to entertain the horse. One man shows up and whispers something in the horse's ear, causing the horse to keel over laughing. The man collects his winnings and leaves, and one year later, the challenge is now to make the horse cry ([[ObviousRulesPatch without causing it harm]]). Every drama queen, every InspirationallyDisabled persn in the county shows up, but to no avail. Enter the previous winner, who drops his pants for a second, causing the horse to cry buckets of tears. As the man collects his winnings, the showman asks him his secret, since he's giving up on the entire thing. "Well, the first time, I told your horse mine was bigger'n his." "And this time?" "[[GagPenis Showed it to 'im.]]"
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26th Apr '16 4:00:29 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse. Jacen Solo constantly tried to get Tenel Ka to laugh.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse. Jacen Solo constantly tried to get Tenel Ka to laugh.



* ''{{Zoey 101}}'' One episode has Michael determined to get Quinn to laugh at one of his jokes. The only problem is, she doesn't find his jokes funny at all. In the end, she ends up laughing at a pun he makes just to shut him up.

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* ''{{Zoey ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'' One episode has Michael determined to get Quinn to laugh at one of his jokes. The only problem is, she doesn't find his jokes funny at all. In the end, she ends up laughing at a pun he makes just to shut him up.
26th Feb '16 10:24:29 PM Unityd3v
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* Gender-flipped variation, ''ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}'' has a habit of making this her mission in life, first towards the time traveling X-Man Bishop and later towards X-23.
16th Jan '16 7:30:21 PM Discar
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->''Remember how I found you there,\\
Alone in your electric chair?\\
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled\\
You were lonely for a man\\
I said "Take me as I am,\\
'Cause you might enjoy some madness for a while."''
-->-- '''Billy Joel''', - "You May Be Right"

->''"You know I'm hilarious. And I'm not going to give up until I [[WhenSheSmiles get you to smile]]."''

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->''Remember how I found you there,\\
Alone in your electric chair?\\
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled\\
You were lonely for a man\\
I said "Take me as I am,\\
'Cause you might enjoy some madness for a while."''
-->-- '''Billy Joel''', - "You May Be Right"

->''"You know I'm hilarious. And I'm not going to give up until I [[WhenSheSmiles get you to smile]].smile."''
8th Jan '16 6:43:25 PM eroock
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->-- '''Billy Joel''', - "You May Be Right"

->''You know I'm hilarious. And I'm not going to give up until I [[WhenSheSmiles get you to smile]].''
->--'''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]]''', referring to [[SugarAndIcePersonality Raven]]

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->-- -->-- '''Billy Joel''', - "You May Be Right"

->''You ->''"You know I'm hilarious. And I'm not going to give up until I [[WhenSheSmiles get you to smile]].''
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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans
Beast Boy]]''', referring to [[SugarAndIcePersonality Raven]]
20th Dec '15 5:56:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* Non-romantic example in an ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' comic -- Reggie has taken up prop comedy but can't get as much as a smile from Jughead. He determinedly ups the game as his pride is at stake. When he falls hard on his butt Jughead smirks, and Reggie knows what he has to do - he kicks Big Moose in the butt and waits for the fireworks. At the end he's toothless but happy as Jughead rolls in convulsive laughter.

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* Non-romantic example in an ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' comic -- Reggie has taken up prop comedy but can't get as much as a smile from Jughead. He determinedly ups the game as his pride is at stake. When he falls hard on his butt Jughead smirks, and Reggie knows what he has to do - he kicks Big Moose in the butt and waits for the fireworks. At the end he's toothless but happy as Jughead rolls in convulsive laughter.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' does this with Beast Boy and Raven. It turns out in the {{prequel}} episode "Go!" that he got her to laugh during their first meeting, and he's been trying to replicate that ever since. He's succeeded three times: said prequel episode, an encounter with her "happy side" during a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind episode, and when he had a cold and lost control of his powers every time he sneezed. Notably, her happy side told Beast Boy that she always finds his jokes funny; her mildly irritated, DeadpanSnarker reactions to his jokes may be more about maintaining her emotional reserve than being genuinely annoyed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' does this has a platonic example with Beast Boy and Raven. It turns out in the {{prequel}} episode "Go!" that he got her to laugh during their first meeting, and he's been trying to replicate that ever since. He's succeeded three times: said prequel episode, an encounter with her "happy side" during a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind episode, and when he had a cold and lost control of his powers every time he sneezed. Notably, her happy side told Beast Boy that she always finds his jokes funny; her mildly irritated, DeadpanSnarker reactions to his jokes may be more about maintaining her emotional reserve than being genuinely annoyed.
17th Dec '15 4:08:48 PM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/TankGirl'' has a LesYay example. Tank Girl and Jet Girl are in prison. Jet Girl has been very serious in Tank Girl's company up to now.
-->'''Jet Girl:''' You don't understand. The better you behave, the more they leave you alone. And the more they leave you alone, the better off you are.
-->'''Tank Girl:''' Well, that's a bore! There's nothin' to be scared of. You just gotta think about it like the first time you got laid. You just gotta go: "Daddy, are you sure this is right?"
-->'''Jet Girl:''' [giggles] You're sick.
* Nonromantic example in an ''{{Archie}}'' comic - Reggie has taken up prop comedy but can't get as much as a smile from Jughead. He determinedly ups the game as his pride is at stake. When he falls hard on his butt Jughead smirks, and Reggie knows what he has to do - he kicks Big Moose in the butt and waits for the fireworks. At the end he's toothless but happy as Jughead rolls in convulsive laughter.

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* * ''ComicBook/TankGirl'' has a LesYay example. Tank Girl and Jet Girl are in prison. Jet Girl has been very serious in Tank Girl's company up to now.
-->'''Jet Girl:''' You don't understand. The better you behave, the more they leave you alone. And the more they leave you alone, the better off you are. \n-->'''Tank \\
'''Tank
Girl:''' Well, that's a bore! There's nothin' to be scared of. You just gotta think about it like the first time you got laid. You just gotta go: "Daddy, are you sure this is right?"
-->'''Jet
right?"\\
'''Jet
Girl:''' [giggles] (''giggles'') You're sick.
* Nonromantic Non-romantic example in an ''{{Archie}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' comic - -- Reggie has taken up prop comedy but can't get as much as a smile from Jughead. He determinedly ups the game as his pride is at stake. When he falls hard on his butt Jughead smirks, and Reggie knows what he has to do - he kicks Big Moose in the butt and waits for the fireworks. At the end he's toothless but happy as Jughead rolls in convulsive laughter.



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* The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' FanFic [[http://moodfic.livejournal.com/69709.html Simply Perfectest]] suggests this happened between Wash and Zoe before they were HappilyMarried:
-->''If he can't make her laugh, how will she know he can make her happy?''

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* The ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' FanFic [[http://moodfic.livejournal.com/69709.html Simply Perfectest]] suggests this happened between Wash A ''ComicStrip/ThimbleTheater'' comic had a guy falling on a vase and Zoe before they were HappilyMarried:
-->''If
getting his nose stuck in it. A rich man laughs at the sight and takes him home to show his wife, who he can't make her laugh, how will she know he can make her happy?''could never get to laugh. She doesn't see anything funny and the husband sadly breaks the vase off. She sees his nose and breaks up laughing.



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* In the 1939 romantic comedy ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}'', the title character, a humourless Soviet official sent to sell the czar's jewels now in Paris, meets Count Leon, who's been dispatched to retrieve the jewels for their current owner. In one scene, he attempts to win her over in a restaurant by making her laugh, but fails. Then he has an accidental pratfall and she cracks up for the first time in her life.

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* In the 1939 romantic comedy ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}'', the title character, a humourless Soviet official sent to sell the czar's jewels now in Paris, meets Count Leon, who's been dispatched to retrieve the jewels for their current owner. In one scene, The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' FanFic [[http://moodfic.livejournal.com/69709.html Simply Perfectest]] suggests this happened between Wash and Zoe before they were HappilyMarried:
-->''If
he attempts to win her over in a restaurant by making can't make her laugh, but fails. Then he has an accidental pratfall and how will she cracks up for the first time in know he can make her life.happy?''



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* In the 1939 romantic comedy ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}'', the title character, a humourless Soviet official sent to sell the czar's jewels now in Paris, meets Count Leon, who's been dispatched to retrieve the jewels for their current owner. In one scene, he attempts to win her over in a restaurant by making her laugh, but fails. Then he has an accidental pratfall and she cracks up for the first time in her life.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* A ''ThimbleTheater'' comic had a guy falling on a vase and getting his nose stuck in it. A rich man laughs at the sight and takes him home to show his wife, who he could never get to laugh. She doesn't see anything funny and the husband sadly breaks the vase off. She sees his nose and breaks up laughing.
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* A ''ThimbleTheater'' comic had a guy falling on a vase and getting his nose stuck in it. A rich man laughs at the sight and takes him home to show his wife, who he could never get to laugh. She doesn't see anything funny and the husband sadly breaks the vase off. She sees his nose and breaks up laughing.
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* Lydia Deetz is asked why she likes Series/{{Beetlejuice}} in the debut episode "Critter Sitters." Her answer: "He makes me laugh."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Lydia Deetz is asked why she likes Series/{{Beetlejuice}} Beetlejuice in the debut episode "Critter Sitters." Her answer: "He makes me laugh."



[[folder: Real Life]]
* Ancient China - One of the last emperors of Zhou had a concubine who didn't like to smile. He discovered, quite by accident, that CryingWolf by sending fake {{Epic Hail}}s so his troops would mobilize, caused her to laugh. So he kept doing it. Of course, by the time ''real'' barbarians decided to sweep in, the disgruntled troops told the emperor to go pound sand. Capital sacked, emperor killed, concubine carried off into captivity.

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* Ancient China - China: One of the last emperors of Zhou had a concubine who didn't like to smile. He discovered, quite by accident, that CryingWolf by sending fake {{Epic Hail}}s so his troops would mobilize, caused her to laugh. So he kept doing it. Of course, by the time ''real'' barbarians decided to sweep in, the disgruntled troops told the emperor to go pound sand. Capital sacked, emperor killed, concubine carried off into captivity.



27th Nov '15 4:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': Speaking of Howie Mandell, Jon Lovitz plays him in a game show sketch, "Make Music/JoanBaez Laugh." The setup is that Baez, as Nora Dunn portrays her, is so despondent over the world's injustices that the show has run for nine seasons without anyone succeeding at making her so much as smile. Until, that is, Mandell sticks a rubber glove over his face and inflates it with his nose. Baez does a SpitTake and finally laughs.

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Speaking of Howie Mandell, Jon Lovitz plays him in a game show sketch, "Make Music/JoanBaez Laugh." The setup is that Baez, as Nora Dunn portrays her, is so despondent over the world's injustices that the show has run for nine seasons without anyone succeeding at making her so much as smile. Until, that is, Mandell sticks a rubber glove over his face and inflates it with his nose. Baez does a SpitTake and finally laughs.
24th Sep '15 11:13:37 PM Adept
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* ''[[PokemonSpecial Pokémon Special]]'': Pearl may be doing this to Platinum, judging from [[RunningGag his reaction to catching her laugh]].

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* ''[[PokemonSpecial Pokémon Special]]'': ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Pearl may be doing this to Platinum, judging from [[RunningGag his reaction to catching her laugh]].



* ''RurouniKenshin'': A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] version occurs, where Misao swears that she'll make her crush [[TheStoic Aoshi]] smile no matter what.
* ''{{Kyou no Go no Ni}} / Today In Class 5-2'' had this too.

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* ''RurouniKenshin'': ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] version occurs, where Misao swears that she'll make her crush [[TheStoic Aoshi]] smile no matter what.
* ''{{Kyou no Go no Ni}} ''Manga/KyounoGonoNi'' / Today In Class 5-2'' had this too.



* This is subverted near the beginning of ''RanmaOneHalf'', when Akane is feeling down because of her unrequited feelings for [[FirstLove Dr. Tofu]]. Because she's sad, she doesn't react violently to anything. You'd think Ranma would try to make her laugh, but he doesn't. Instead, he tries to make her angry again, since he's so used to her [[TsunDere Tsundere]] side.

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* This is subverted near the beginning of ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', when Akane is feeling down because of her unrequited feelings for [[FirstLove Dr. Tofu]]. Because she's sad, she doesn't react violently to anything. You'd think Ranma would try to make her laugh, but he doesn't. Instead, he tries to make her angry again, since he's so used to her [[TsunDere Tsundere]] side.
17th Jul '15 11:12:18 AM sorako
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* ''{{Kanon}}'' [[DeadpanSnarker Yuichi]] often does this to [[ActionGirl Mai]], claiming that [[EmotionlessGirl getting any kind of reaction from her at all is like winning a medal]].

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* ''{{Kanon}}'' In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', [[DeadpanSnarker Yuichi]] often does this to [[ActionGirl Mai]], claiming that [[EmotionlessGirl getting any kind of reaction from her at all is like winning a medal]].
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