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* In ''FanFic/TheDragonKingsTemple'', Stargate Command initially pass off Toph's increasingly insistent requests that she and Zuko be allowed to "see sunlight" as the product of a somewhat bratty kid who is feeling confined and wants some time outside. It's not until Zuko passes out and Toph blasts a hole through the mountain to get him outside that they begin to suspect Toph might have had a ''really good reason'' to be so insistent on this point.
21st Mar '18 8:17:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Benedick, the cynical, militantly anti-romance snarker, has to [[ItMakesSenseInContext challenge one of his friends to a duel for the sake of True Love]]. No matter what he says, the friend just assumes he's kidding and keeps on laughing. It's only when he gives up and leaves the room that the friend says, "wait, was he serious?"


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* In ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Benedick, the cynical, militantly anti-romance snarker, has to [[ItMakesSenseInContext challenge one of his friends to a duel for the sake of True Love]]. No matter what he says, the friend just assumes he's kidding and keeps on laughing. It's only when he gives up and leaves the room that the friend says, "wait, was he serious?"
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18th Feb '18 6:47:18 AM sablesword
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* Used lightly in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings film adaption]] goes like this:

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* Used lightly in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings film adaption]] goes like this:''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
17th Feb '18 7:50:58 PM BlueCaper
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* A classic subversion in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
-->'''Ted Striker:''' Surely, you can't be serious.\\
'''Dr. Rumack:''' I ''am'' serious. And don't call me "Shirley".
** By one of the same creators, ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' has a similar one [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt0380227 used]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt1444885 twice]].
* A BlackComedy example happens in ''Film/BatmanReturns''. After [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Max Shrek]] finds out that Selina knows about his plans for the power plant, and he says some to her with a threatening tone, and when she nervously says, "It's not like you can just kill me!" he responds, "Actually, its exactly like that..." while advancing towards her with her back to a window... Then he stops and smiles, as if to say [[IWasJustJoking he was kidding]], she breathes a sigh of relief as he chuckles and turns away... But then he quickly turns around and shoves her out the window, because he ''wasn't'' kidding.
* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' (film):
-->'''Tevye:''' Thank you, your honor. You are a good man. If I may say so, it's too bad you're not a Jew.\\
'''Constable:''' [laughs] That's what I like about you, Tevye. You're always joking.\\
[Awkward silence ensues as the Constable realizes Tevye was not joking]
* A variant occurs in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
-->'''Janine''': Hello, Ghostbusters. Yes, ''of course'' they're serious!...You do? You have?...No kidding?



* ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'' starts with this. Bruno suggests that he and Guy trade murders, but Guy doesn't realize Bruno was serious until after his wife shows up dead.
** This same scenario is played with in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' by characters who've [[GenreSavvy seen the above movie]].

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* ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'' starts with this. Bruno suggests In ''Vol.2'' of ''Film/KillBill'', pimp and cartel lord Esteban Vihaio tells the Bride that he and Guy trade murders, but Guy doesn't realize Bruno Bill, his protegée, was serious until after much too cruel in [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain putting a bullet in her brain]]; in [[YouHaveFailedMe Bill's position]], Esteban "[[CruelMercy simply]] [[AScarToRemember would've cut]] [[MarkOfShame [her] face]]." He promptly calls over one of his wife shows up dead.
** This same scenario is played with in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' by characters who've [[GenreSavvy seen
prostitutes, to dab the above movie]].saliva from her [[FacialHorror artificially-cleft lips]].



* In ''Film/PresumedInnocent'', as DA Sabich is called into a conference room and informed that ''he'' is the prime suspect in the murder of colleague/ex-lover Carolyn. He scoffs at first, but as two other prosecutors list the evidence against him and a third warns him to keep his mouth shut until he can get a lawyer, he proceeds to say this verbatim.
* ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''. When Bishop and [[spoiler: Cosmo finally meet again, Cosmo]] says he wants to use Janek's "black box" to "crash the whole damn system"--hack into everything and cause cybernated chaos. "You haven't gone crazy on me, have you?" Bishop asks him. He replies, "Who else is gonna change the world, Marty? Greenpeace?" Bishop scoffs--and realizes [[spoiler:Cosmo]] is serious. "You ''are'' crazy," he says.
* ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'': ''Boston Globe'' Reporter Sacha Pfeiffer finds herself unexpectedly interviewing a former priest who had allegedly molested children. She asks him, at his front door, point blank about the allegations. He admits to "fooling around" with young boys, but says it wasn't rape [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization because he took no pleasure from doing so]], resulting in this trope[[note]]All the more horrifying when you learn that it happened almost exactly like this in real life[[/note]].



* ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'' starts with this. Bruno suggests that he and Guy trade murders, but Guy doesn't realize Bruno was serious until after his wife shows up dead.
** This same scenario is played with in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' by characters who've [[GenreSavvy seen the above movie]].



'''Kate''': Well, gosh, maybe I'm wrong… ''(sotto voce)'' I hope I'm right…
* A classic subversion in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
-->'''Ted Striker:''' Surely, you can't be serious.\\
'''Dr. Rumack:''' I ''am'' serious. And don't call me "Shirley".
* By one of the same creators, ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' has a similar one [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt0380227 used]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt1444885 twice]].
* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' (film):
-->'''Tevye:''' Thank you, your honor. You are a good man. If I may say so, it's too bad you're not a Jew.\\
'''Constable:''' [laughs] That's what I like about you, Tevye. You're always joking.\\
[Awkward silence ensues as the Constable realizes Tevye was not joking]
* A variant occurs in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
-->'''Janine''': Hello, Ghostbusters. Yes, ''of course'' they're serious! …you do? You have? …no kidding?
* In ''Film/PresumedInnocent'', as DA Sabich is called into a conference room and informed that ''he'' is the prime suspect in the murder of colleague/ex-lover Carolyn. He scoffs at first, but as two other prosecutors list the evidence against him and a third warns him to keep his mouth shut until he can get a lawyer, he proceeds to say this verbatim.
* A BlackComedy example happens in ''Film/BatmanReturns''. After [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Max Shrek]] finds out that Selina knows about his plans for the power plant, and he says some to her with a threatening tone, and when she nervously says, "It's not like you can just kill me!" he responds, "Actually, its exactly like that..." while advancing towards her with her back to a window... Then he stops and smiles, as if to say [[IWasJustJoking he was kidding]], she breathes a sigh of relief as he chuckles and turns away... But then he quickly turns around and shoves her out the window, because he ''wasn't'' kidding.
* ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''. When Bishop and [[spoiler: Cosmo finally meet again, Cosmo]] says he wants to use Janek's "black box" to "crash the whole damn system"--hack into everything and cause cybernated chaos. "You haven't gone crazy on me, have you?" Bishop asks him. He replies, "Who else is gonna change the world, Marty? Greenpeace?" Bishop scoffs--and realizes [[spoiler:Cosmo]] is serious. "You ''are'' crazy," he says.
* ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'': ''Boston Globe'' Reporter Sacha Pfeiffer finds herself unexpectedly interviewing a former priest who had allegedly molested children. She asks him, at his front door, point blank about the allegations. He admits to "fooling around" with young boys, but says it wasn't rape [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization because he took no pleasure from doing so]], resulting in this trope[[note]]All the more horrifying when you learn that it happened almost exactly like this in real life[[/note]].

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'''Kate''': Well, gosh, maybe I'm wrong… wrong... ''(sotto voce)'' I hope I'm right…
* A classic subversion in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
-->'''Ted Striker:''' Surely, you can't be serious.\\
'''Dr. Rumack:''' I ''am'' serious. And don't call me "Shirley".
* By one of the same creators, ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' has a similar one [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt0380227 used]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107144/quotes?item=qt1444885 twice]].
* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' (film):
-->'''Tevye:''' Thank you, your honor. You are a good man. If I may say so, it's too bad you're not a Jew.\\
'''Constable:''' [laughs] That's what I like about you, Tevye. You're always joking.\\
[Awkward silence ensues as the Constable realizes Tevye was not joking]
* A variant occurs in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
-->'''Janine''': Hello, Ghostbusters. Yes, ''of course'' they're serious! …you do? You have? …no kidding?
* In ''Film/PresumedInnocent'', as DA Sabich is called into a conference room and informed that ''he'' is the prime suspect in the murder of colleague/ex-lover Carolyn. He scoffs at first, but as two other prosecutors list the evidence against him and a third warns him to keep his mouth shut until he can get a lawyer, he proceeds to say this verbatim.
* A BlackComedy example happens in ''Film/BatmanReturns''. After [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Max Shrek]] finds out that Selina knows about his plans for the power plant, and he says some to her with a threatening tone, and when she nervously says, "It's not like you can just kill me!" he responds, "Actually, its exactly like that..." while advancing towards her with her back to a window... Then he stops and smiles, as if to say [[IWasJustJoking he was kidding]], she breathes a sigh of relief as he chuckles and turns away... But then he quickly turns around and shoves her out the window, because he ''wasn't'' kidding.
* ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''. When Bishop and [[spoiler: Cosmo finally meet again, Cosmo]] says he wants to use Janek's "black box" to "crash the whole damn system"--hack into everything and cause cybernated chaos. "You haven't gone crazy on me, have you?" Bishop asks him. He replies, "Who else is gonna change the world, Marty? Greenpeace?" Bishop scoffs--and realizes [[spoiler:Cosmo]] is serious. "You ''are'' crazy," he says.
* ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'': ''Boston Globe'' Reporter Sacha Pfeiffer finds herself unexpectedly interviewing a former priest who had allegedly molested children. She asks him, at his front door, point blank about the allegations. He admits to "fooling around" with young boys, but says it wasn't rape [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization because he took no pleasure from doing so]], resulting in this trope[[note]]All the more horrifying when you learn that it happened almost exactly like this in real life[[/note]].
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30th Jan '18 5:40:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* From a very old WorldOfWarcraft {{Machinima}} comes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrF5x1OSJuQ this bit]], in response to a rogue claiming, "rogues have it hard". Caution: contains highly ContagiousLaughter.

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* From a very old WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' {{Machinima}} comes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrF5x1OSJuQ this bit]], in response to a rogue claiming, "rogues have it hard". Caution: contains highly ContagiousLaughter.
27th Dec '17 12:32:24 AM TheWanderer
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* From ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'':

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* From ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'':In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', [[ProfessionalKiller the assassin Angel Eyes]], who is well known for always following through on a contract, is hired to kill a man after finding out what the man knows about a huge fortune of missing gold. While talking, his target tries to pay Angel Eyes double his fee to spare him. Angel Eyes kills him anyway, but decides to interpret the move as the target hiring him to strike back at Baker, the man who hired him. When Angel Eyes reports back to Baker, the following exchange takes place:
27th Dec '17 12:03:54 AM TheWanderer
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* In ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', the fourth book of the ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, a young Roland gets sent off to the supposedly safe backwater area of Mejis. Just before he leaves his father tells him to keep an eye out for one of the 13 balls of Maerlyn's Rainbow, powerful magic tools, because the leader of [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivlized the evil rebellion]] is suspected to have one and may have agents in Mejis. Even Roland, who is famous for not having a sense of humor, [[ContrivedCoincidence laughs at the possibility of happening to run into one]] and assumes his father was joking. Good old dad just stares him down until things devolve into an awkward silence and Roland realizes that his dad was being completely serious.

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* In ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', the fourth book of the ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, a young Roland gets sent off to the supposedly safe backwater area of Mejis. Just before he leaves his father tells him to keep an eye out for one of the 13 balls of Maerlyn's Rainbow, powerful magic tools, because the leader of [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivlized [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the evil rebellion]] is suspected to have one and may have agents in Mejis. Even Roland, who is famous for not having a sense of humor, [[ContrivedCoincidence laughs at the possibility of happening to run into one]] and assumes his father was joking. Good old dad just stares him down until things devolve into an awkward silence and Roland realizes that his dad was being completely serious.
9th Dec '17 9:10:58 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', a young Roland gets sent off to the supposedly safe backwater area of Mejis. Before he goes his father tells him to keep an eye out for one of the 13 balls of Maerlyn's Rainbow, powerful magic tools, because the leader of the evil rebellion is suspected to have one. Even Roland, who is famous for not having a sense of humor, [[ContrivedCoincidence laughs at the possibility of happening to run into one]] and assumes his father was joking, but good old dad just stares him down until things devolve into an awkward silence and basically says "Roland, do you really think I'd send you off with a stupid joke like that? Keep your eyes open."

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* In ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', the fourth book of the ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, a young Roland gets sent off to the supposedly safe backwater area of Mejis. Before Just before he goes leaves his father tells him to keep an eye out for one of the 13 balls of Maerlyn's Rainbow, powerful magic tools, because the leader of [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivlized the evil rebellion rebellion]] is suspected to have one. one and may have agents in Mejis. Even Roland, who is famous for not having a sense of humor, [[ContrivedCoincidence laughs at the possibility of happening to run into one]] and assumes his father was joking, but good joking. Good old dad just stares him down until things devolve into an awkward silence and basically says "Roland, do you really think I'd send you off with a stupid joke like that? Keep your eyes open."Roland realizes that his dad was being completely serious.



* A short, separate clip of ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' shows Enrico Maxwell interrogating a priest who helped the Nazis escape in exchange for immortality... [[PedophilePriest amongst other things]].
--> '''Maxwell:''' [[BerserkButton Oh, they didn't]]. What, did they drive a truck of them up to your house?
--> '''Priest:''' *Stammers in fear*
--> '''Maxwell:''' ''Wow.''

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* A short, separate clip [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwXphbJNBo This]] DeletedScene of ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' shows Enrico Maxwell interrogating a priest PedophilePriest who helped was suspected of being TheMole for the Nazis escape Nazi organization Millennium in exchange for immortality... [[PedophilePriest amongst other things]].
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things.
-->'''Priest:''' I had no choice, they made it impossible to say no!\\
'''Maxwell:''' Oh, who could resist the temptation of immortality?\\
'''Priest:''' *{{Beat}}* Amongst other things.\\
'''Maxwell:''' [[BerserkButton Oh, they didn't]]. What, did they just drive a truck of them up to your house?
-->
house?\\
'''Priest:''' *Stammers in fear*
-->
fear*\\
'''Maxwell:''' ''Wow.''
27th Nov '17 1:30:38 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In "My Fairy Mandy", Mandy tells Billy and Grim that she's considering entering a beauty pageant, causing them to burst into a round of laughter that lasts through the night and into the next day. When they finally notice she's not having any of it, they realize she means it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In "My Fairy Fair Mandy", Mandy tells Billy and Grim that she's considering entering a beauty pageant, causing them to burst into a round of laughter that lasts through the night and into the next day. When they finally notice she's not having any of it, they realize she means it.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 121, Olaf informs the main four that they have been fired. They start laughing, but he then reveals that he was sent by the management, so they realize that they actually have been fired.
17th Nov '17 1:44:22 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Later, in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride "Pinkie Pride"]], Cheese Sandwich initially laughs when Pinkie Pie says she forfeits the [[DuelsDecideEverything Goof-Off]] before realizing she's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely serious]].

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** Later, in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride "Pinkie Pride"]], Cheese Sandwich initially laughs when Pinkie Pie says she forfeits the [[DuelsDecideEverything Goof-Off]] (which she was winning decisively) before realizing she's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely serious]].
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