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27th Mar '17 1:13:08 AM shoebenberry
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Purple Rain-Union", after [[spoiler: The Ta-Ta's play Gayle's song at the reunion]].
17th Mar '17 1:29:37 AM Siempie
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* It's unclear whether she actually has a subroutine devoted to the SlowClap, or if she just claims to have one to further antagonize test subjects, but [=GLaDOS=] of ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' ''loves'' the slow clap.
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''' (while being powered by a potato battery): Oh good, my SlowClap processor made it in to this thing.({{Beat}}] So we have that.

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* It's unclear whether she actually has a subroutine devoted to the SlowClap, or if she just claims to have one to further antagonize test subjects, but [=GLaDOS=] of ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' ''loves'' the slow clap.
clap. Her slow clap-subroutine is also one of the very few things that stay with her [[spoiler: after she's [[ItMakesSenseInContext turned into a potato battery]] by Wheatley]].
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''' (while [[spoiler:(while being powered by a potato battery): battery)]]: Oh hi. So, how are you holding up? [[spoiler: BECAUSE I'M A POTATO!]] ''(Clap. Clap. Clap)'' Oh good, my SlowClap processor Processor made it in to this thing.({{Beat}}] ''({{Beat}})'' So we have that.
15th Mar '17 6:33:46 PM secretfan14
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* Shows up on a smaller scale in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. After [[TheOjou Rue]] and [[{{Dojikko}} Duck]] finish their half of a [[CookingDuel Dance Duel]], [[TheCynic Fakir]] starts a ''very'' slow clap for them, and eventually the whole class joins in. It's the first hint that Fakir [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold might not be as bad as he seems]].

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* Shows up on a smaller scale in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. After [[TheOjou Rue]] and [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Duck]] finish their half of a [[CookingDuel Dance Duel]], [[TheCynic Fakir]] starts a ''very'' slow clap for them, and eventually the whole class joins in. It's the first hint that Fakir [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold might not be as bad as he seems]].
7th Feb '17 11:54:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Occurs in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when Suzaku is knighted, though in this instance the quiet isn't due to hesitation but hatred: most of the audience, being biased to say the least, is greatly opposed to a Japanese becoming a knight. Lloyd starts the clap, but it isn't until General Darlton (the highest ranking non-royal in the country) pointedly starts clapping too that the rest of the Brittanians reluctantly join in.

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* Occurs in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' when Suzaku is knighted, though in this instance the quiet isn't due to hesitation but hatred: most of the audience, being biased to say the least, is greatly opposed to a Japanese becoming a knight. Lloyd [[MadScientist Lloyd]] starts the clap, but it isn't until General Darlton [[FourStarBadass General]] [[AFatherToHisMen Darlton]] (the highest ranking non-royal in the country) pointedly starts clapping too that the rest of the Brittanians reluctantly join in.
25th Jan '17 2:04:26 AM LondonKdS
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* Not common in Britain, as slow clapping in that country is always a SarcasticClap.
22nd Sep '16 5:47:09 PM nombretomado
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* The Christian radio drama ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' used a variation, but the sentiment was very much there: When Connie graduates as class valedictorian, she is expected to offer a prayer in her graduation speech (a fifty-year tradition at her school), but is caught between her offered prayer being rejected as potentially offensive to non-Christians, and a bland, practically meaningless pre-written prayer. When the moment comes, she explains the situation and [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] by not choosing not to pray at all. There is a silence that seems to be the setup for a Slow Clap, only for someone in the audience to start singing "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow". More join in line by line. Appropriately, her final lines are [[{{Tearjerker}} delivered through tears]].

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* The Christian radio drama ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' used a variation, but the sentiment was very much there: When Connie graduates as class valedictorian, she is expected to offer a prayer in her graduation speech (a fifty-year tradition at her school), but is caught between her offered prayer being rejected as potentially offensive to non-Christians, and a bland, practically meaningless pre-written prayer. When the moment comes, she explains the situation and [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] by not choosing not to pray at all. There is a silence that seems to be the setup for a Slow Clap, only for someone in the audience to start singing "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow". More join in line by line. Appropriately, her final lines are [[{{Tearjerker}} delivered through tears]].
9th Aug '16 7:20:33 PM Willbyr
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* A variant regularly occurs in ''NodameCantabile'', where silence almost always greets a performance by any of the characters. One member of the audience will then inevitably stand up and shout "Bravo!" at which point the applause explodes.
** This variant is also seen in ''ShakespeareInLove'' during the curtain call of ''Romeo and Juliet''.

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* A variant regularly occurs in ''NodameCantabile'', ''Manga/NodameCantabile'', where silence almost always greets a performance by any of the characters. One member of the audience will then inevitably stand up and shout "Bravo!" at which point the applause explodes.
** This variant is also seen in ''ShakespeareInLove'' ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' during the curtain call of ''Romeo and Juliet''.



19th May '16 4:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* Used straight on ''Series/BabylonFive''. Shortly after they break away from the EA, the current commander gives a motivational speech. After he appears on the main concourse, all the inhabitants of the station are there, and give him a Slow Clap. In the commentary on one of the DVD scenes, the director admits its unrealisticness, but said that he chose to do it to avoid a ''DownerEnding'' for that particular episode.

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* Used straight on ''Series/BabylonFive''. Shortly after they break away from the EA, the current commander gives a motivational speech. After he appears on the main concourse, all the inhabitants of the station are there, and give him a Slow Clap. In the commentary on one of the DVD scenes, the director admits its unrealisticness, but said that he chose to do it to avoid a ''DownerEnding'' DownerEnding for that particular episode.



* ''That70sShow'': Eric, Hyde and Kelso did this for Bob after he told Donna that she has no right to question who he dates, Jackie's mom in this case.

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* ''That70sShow'': ''Series/That70sShow'': Eric, Hyde and Kelso did this for Bob after he told Donna that she has no right to question who he dates, Jackie's mom in this case.



* ''TheMightyBoosh'': Howard receives one of these in "The Chokes", courtesy of his hero, Jurgen Haaberemaaster.

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* ''TheMightyBoosh'': ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': Howard receives one of these in "The Chokes", courtesy of his hero, Jurgen Haaberemaaster.
5th Dec '15 11:45:15 AM nombretomado
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* In [[SeriousSam Serious Sam II]], near the end of the game, after you've freed the Alliance fighters in the military base level, Sam starts giving a motivational speech before the attack on the bad guys' base starts. Unfortunately, a couple of [[PluckyComicRelief Gnaars]] start playing around with his loudspeakers, making it sound nihilistic at best. After a moment of silence, a sing child starts clapping anyway, soon followed by everyone else, before taking off in their planes.
* It's unclear whether she actually has a subroutine devoted to the SlowClap, or if she just claims to have one to further antagonize test subjects, but GLaDOS of Portal ''loves'' the slow clap.

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* In [[SeriousSam ''[[VideoGame/SeriousSam Serious Sam II]], II]]'', near the end of the game, after you've freed the Alliance fighters in the military base level, Sam starts giving a motivational speech before the attack on the bad guys' base starts. Unfortunately, a couple of [[PluckyComicRelief Gnaars]] start playing around with his loudspeakers, making it sound nihilistic at best. After a moment of silence, a sing child starts clapping anyway, soon followed by everyone else, before taking off in their planes.
* It's unclear whether she actually has a subroutine devoted to the SlowClap, or if she just claims to have one to further antagonize test subjects, but GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] of Portal ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' ''loves'' the slow clap.
2nd Dec '15 1:07:32 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Not exactly an applause, but the whole community of District 12 uses a cultural gesture to show their support of Katniss when she takes her sister's place. District 11 tries this as well [[spoiler:and pays the price.]]
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