History Main / SlowClap

19th May '16 4:18:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

* ''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.

to:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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!"

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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

to:

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



Soon everyone has risen to applaud''

to:

Soon everyone has risen to applaud''applaud."''
9th Oct '15 7:12:55 AM evilwillhunting
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
30th Sep '15 4:53:31 PM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the penultimate episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', after a xenophobic terrorist group nearly sabotages a PeaceConference, [[TheCaptain Archer]] delivers a PatrickStewartSpeech to get the talks back on track. Soval (who had spent three seasons being an AssInAmbassador) stands up and starts clapping, and everyone else joins in.
13th Jul '15 10:43:39 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtemisFowl does this in ''The Lost Colony'' when Minerva gets the goblin before he can. Since it happens at the conclusion of a play, the rest of the audience thinks this is a straight example and follows through with the normal trope. Only Artemis and Minerva know his SlowClap was his way of acknowledging a worthy opponent.
* Subverted in ''WorldWarZ'', where an ambassador recalls that after the President's heroic speech to the UN about taking back the world from the zombies, this is exactly what ''didn't'' happen. Instead, everyone started arguing at once.

to:

* ArtemisFowl Literature/ArtemisFowl does this in ''The Lost Colony'' when Minerva gets the goblin before he can. Since it happens at the conclusion of a play, the rest of the audience thinks this is a straight example and follows through with the normal trope. Only Artemis and Minerva know his SlowClap was his way of acknowledging a worthy opponent.
* Subverted in ''WorldWarZ'', ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', where an ambassador recalls that after the President's heroic speech to the UN about taking back the world from the zombies, this is exactly what ''didn't'' happen. Instead, everyone started arguing at once.
This list shows the last 10 events of 36. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SlowClap