History Main / MustMakeHerLaugh

23rd Feb '17 7:03:26 AM LadyNorbert
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This is often played as romantic interest. After all, guys like girls that laugh at their jokes. And, although she doesn't laugh, she does at least listen. If it's meant to become a romantic relationship, [[UnresolvedSexualTension don't expect them to resolve it anytime soon]].

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This is often played as romantic interest. After all, guys like girls that laugh at their jokes. And, although And even if she doesn't laugh, she does at least listen. If it's meant to become a romantic relationship, [[UnresolvedSexualTension don't expect them to resolve it anytime soon]].



--> '''Pearl''': "A HA! You just laughed, didn't you?!"

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--> '''Pearl''': "A HA! "AHA! You just laughed, didn't you?!"



** It's more like he's trying to force her to admit she has her unlady-like moments whenever she does something.

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** It's more like he's trying to force her to admit she has her unlady-like unladylike moments whenever she does something.



* A ''ComicStrip/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 ''ComicStrip/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 whom 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.



* A Norweigan folk tale involves a king who offers his daughter's hand to anyone who can make the all-too-serious girl laugh. A peasant boy is nice to one of those ubiquitous old ladies, and is rewarded with a goose that can trap anyone who touches it (or touches anything already trapped) if he says "Hang on if you want to come along!" He uses it to catch the entire palace staff, and the princess falls over laughing when she sees it.

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* A Norweigan Norwegian folk tale involves a king who offers his daughter's hand to anyone who can make the all-too-serious girl laugh. A peasant boy is nice to one of those ubiquitous old ladies, and is rewarded with a goose that can trap anyone who touches it (or touches anything already trapped) if he says "Hang on if you want to come along!" He uses it to catch the entire palace staff, and the princess falls over laughing when she sees it.



** A sililar tale tells of a girl who would die if she didn't get to smile. The hero unwittingly helps remedy that, and the King tells him that he can marry her.

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** A sililar similar tale tells of a girl who would die if she didn't get to smile. The hero unwittingly helps remedy that, and the King tells him that he can marry her.



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

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



* ''FaerieTaleTheatre'' has the episode "The Princess Who Had Never Laughed," based on a variation of the Norwegian folk tale above: Howie Mandell plays the peasant, who gets the princess to laugh by pointing out the sheer ridiculousness of the people she sees every day of her life, with the punch-line, "and ''she'' says 'Bring me someone who can make me laugh.'"

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* ''FaerieTaleTheatre'' has the episode "The Princess Who Had Never Laughed," based on a variation of the Norwegian folk tale above: Howie Mandell plays the peasant, who gets the princess to laugh by pointing out the sheer ridiculousness of the people she sees every day of her life, with the punch-line, "and punchline, "And ''she'' says 'Bring me someone who can make me laugh.'"



* 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 ([[ObviousRulePatch 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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* 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 ([[ObviousRulePatch without causing it harm]]). Every drama queen, every InspirationallyDisabled persn person 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.]]"
21st Jan '17 6:40:15 PM GrammarNavi
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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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* 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 ([[ObviousRulePatch 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.]]"
1st Dec '16 4:24:34 PM N1KF
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* In ''VisualNovel/VoicesOfTheSea'', the plot is the game that Maris is determined to make the lonely player character Cantus smile within the next seven days.

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* In ''VisualNovel/VoicesOfTheSea'', ''VisualNovel/VoicesFromTheSea'', the plot is the game that Maris is determined to make the lonely player character Cantus smile within the next seven days.
1st Dec '16 4:24:07 PM N1KF
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* In ''VisualNovel/VoicesOfTheSea'', the plot is the game that Maris is determined to make the lonely player character Cantus smile within the next seven days.
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]].''
->--'''[[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans
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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.
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