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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.]]
11th Nov '15 3:55:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', after Harvey Dent [[IAmSpartacus claims to be Batman]] and is arrested in the Bat's stead, the Gotham PD applauds Harvey as he's escorted to the armored truck that will carry him to prison. The {{Rifftrax}} fellows lampshade this in their commentary. As Rachel Dawes tries to convince Harvey to not go through with it, Kevin Murphy points out, "Her reasoning is powerless against the Slow Clap!"

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', after Harvey Dent [[IAmSpartacus claims to be Batman]] and is arrested in the Bat's stead, the Gotham PD applauds Harvey as he's escorted to the armored truck that will carry him to prison. The {{Rifftrax}} Podcast/RiffTrax fellows lampshade this in their commentary. As Rachel Dawes tries to convince Harvey to not go through with it, Kevin Murphy points out, "Her reasoning is powerless against the Slow Clap!"
30th Oct '15 11:55:08 AM eroock
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->''From all the people, one begins\\

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->''From ->''"From all the people, one begins\\



Soon everyone has risen to applaud''

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Soon everyone has risen to applaud''applaud."''
9th Oct '15 7:12:55 AM evilwillhunting
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank gives a speech to SPHINX about why he's qualified to join them. At the end, one of the SPHINX goons starts to slow clap, at which point Hunter Gathers knocks the goon out with a phone.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank gives a speech to SPHINX about why he's qualified to join them. At the end, one of the SPHINX goons starts to slow clap, at which point Hunter Gathers [[DopeSlap knocks the goon out with a phone.phone]].
8th Oct '15 8:45:24 PM randomuser2349
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* After Kyle reluctantly praises Caitlyn Jenner as a hero in order to stop the violence around him, P.C. Principal starts clapping in an intimidating manner, prompting everyone around him to join in.

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* After In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Stunning and Brave", after Kyle reluctantly [[spoiler: praises Caitlyn Jenner as a hero in order to stop the violence around him, him]], P.C. Principal starts clapping in an intimidating manner, prompting everyone around him to join in.
8th Oct '15 8:42:24 PM randomuser2349
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* After Kyle reluctantly praises Caitlyn Jenner as a hero in order to stop the violence around him, P.C. Principal starts clapping in an intimidating manner, prompting everyone around him to join in.
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