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7th May '17 12:51:59 PM lipranzer
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* Played with on an episode of ''Series/TheWestWing''. During a {{Flashback}} sequence, we see then-Governor Bartlet running for President, and while at a function, giving an answer to a question that doesn't please many of his constituents, who offer only polite applause at the end. It does, however, please Josh Lyman, who's there simply out of courtesy, but becomes enthralled by Bartlet's way of looking at the world (vetoing a bill that benefited dairy farmers because said bill would make it more expensive for families to buy milk), and so gives a slow clap. It doesn't motivate the rest of the audience, but it makes Josh join Bartlet's staff soon after.

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* Played with on an episode of ''Series/TheWestWing''. During a {{Flashback}} sequence, we see then-Governor Bartlet running for President, and while at a function, giving an answer to a question that doesn't please many of his constituents, who offer only polite applause at the end. It does, however, please Josh Lyman, who's there simply out of courtesy, but becomes enthralled by Bartlet's way of looking at the world (vetoing a bill that benefited dairy farmers because said bill would make it more expensive for families to buy milk), milk; not only that, but Bartlet said that he completely respected anyone who didn't like this, and if they wanted something else from their presidential candidate, they should vote for someone else), and so gives a slow clap. It doesn't motivate the rest of the audience, but it makes Josh join Bartlet's staff soon after.
7th May '17 12:47:57 PM lipranzer
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* Played with on an episode of ''Series/TheWestWing''. During a {{Flashback}} sequence, we see then-Governor Bartlet running for President, and while at a function, giving an answer to a question that doesn't please many of his constituents, who offer only polite applause at the end. It does, however, please Josh Lyman, who's there simply out of courtesy, but becomes enthralled by Bartlet's way of looking at the world (vetoing a bill that benefited dairy farmers because said bill would make it more expensive for families to buy milk), and so gives a slow clap. It doesn't motivate the rest of the audience, but it makes Josh join Bartlet's staff soon after.
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.
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