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23rd Mar '17 3:02:49 PM JediVulcan
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* Hotch on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' gets a lot of mileage out of this trope. He's an immensely deadpan DeadpanSnarker on a team of people with much more overt senses of humour and a tendency to play pranks and get up to other sorts of shenanigans, so he's ended up with a reputation as having no sense of humour. But he's actually quite goofy when given half the opportunity, so it seems that he plays up being serious for comedic effect.

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* Hotch on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' gets a lot of mileage out of this trope. He's an immensely deadpan DeadpanSnarker on a team of people with much more overt senses of humour and a tendency to play pranks and get up to other sorts of shenanigans, so he's ended up with a reputation as having no sense of humour. But And he usually is the straight man to the silliness, but he's actually quite goofy when given half the opportunity, opportunity (usually around his son, Jack), so it seems that he sometimes plays up being serious for comedic effect.effect.
23rd Mar '17 2:59:47 PM JediVulcan
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* Hotch in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' can be this very much sometimes, especially when put with Reid, though occasionally also with Morgan.
23rd Mar '17 2:59:21 PM JediVulcan
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* Hotch on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' gets a lot of mileage out of this trope. He's an immensely deadpan DeadpanSnarker on a team of people with much more overt senses of humour and a tendency to play pranks and get up to other sorts of shenanigans, so he's ended up with a reputation as having no sense of humour. But he's actually quite goofy when given half the opportunity, so it seems that he plays up being serious for comedic effect.
8th Mar '17 4:43:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'':

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6th Mar '17 11:26:38 PM JMQwilleran
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***That said, the game does go for some giggles in a couple of sequences, one involving her and moogles and another in which she has to specifically dress up for the purposes of the plot and do a play.
6th Mar '17 11:22:46 PM JMQwilleran
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** Cyan Garamonde from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Much humor is drawn from his interactions with Gau the feral child, his reaction to the flirtatious remarks of a cabaret dancer, and his embarrassment when his companions discover [[spoiler:his hobby of crafting beautiful silk flowers]].
** Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Despite being intended to be a stoic leader, nobody can take him seriously when [[DudeLooksLikeALady cross dressing to save Tifa]], [[NotWhatItLooksLike giving mouth to mouth to a little girl]], and 'jumping with Mr. Dolphin'.

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** Cyan Garamonde from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Much humor is drawn from his interactions with Gau the feral child, his reaction to the flirtatious remarks of a cabaret dancer, and his embarrassment when his companions discover [[spoiler:his hobby of crafting beautiful silk flowers]].
flowers]]. There's also Celes and the "I'm a GENERAL, not some opera floozy" moment.
** Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Despite being intended to be a stoic leader, nobody can take him seriously when [[DudeLooksLikeALady cross dressing to save Tifa]], [[NotWhatItLooksLike giving mouth to mouth to a little girl]], and 'jumping with Mr. Dolphin'. Or telling the party "Let's mosey."
6th Mar '17 4:15:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dumont Margaret Dumont]] in the films of TheMarxBrothers and others. So much so that for many years people believed that she really was that stuffy, and simply didn't understand the jokes. It's not true; she was well aware of how funny Groucho's lines were, but was a consummate professional and stayed in character. (In her 20s, she'd been a noted comedy actress.) The reason people believed that Dumont didn't get the jokes was that she was so professional that she kept in character even when she wasn't onscreen. In one television performance late in their careers, Groucho succeeded in making her [[{{Corpsing}} corpse]].[[note]]Dumont did give at least one interview in which she spoke with evident knowledge about the art of being a good straight man.[[/note]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dumont Margaret Dumont]] in the films of TheMarxBrothers Creator/TheMarxBrothers and others. So much so that for many years people believed that she really was that stuffy, and simply didn't understand the jokes. It's not true; she was well aware of how funny Groucho's lines were, but was a consummate professional and stayed in character. (In her 20s, she'd been a noted comedy actress.) The reason people believed that Dumont didn't get the jokes was that she was so professional that she kept in character even when she wasn't onscreen. In one television performance late in their careers, Groucho succeeded in making her [[{{Corpsing}} corpse]].[[note]]Dumont did give at least one interview in which she spoke with evident knowledge about the art of being a good straight man.[[/note]]



* Lilith on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. She also thinks [[StraightMan Zeppo Marx]] is the funniest of the MarxBrothers. Interestingly, Zeppo was often said to be the funniest one in real life.

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* Lilith on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. She also thinks [[StraightMan Zeppo Marx]] is the funniest of the MarxBrothers.Creator/MarxBrothers. Interestingly, Zeppo was often said to be the funniest one in real life.
25th Feb '17 12:42:34 PM KatanaCat
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** And their article on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_Gold_Loaf Fool's Gold Loaf]], which ''starts'' with this:
--->This article is about a sandwich Elvis enjoyed. For the actual Elvis Sandwich, see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_butter,_banana_and_bacon_sandwich Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich.]]



** Cats, too. There's a reason why CatsAreSnarkers in media.
*** It helps a lot that cats have such humanlike faces that people subconsciously ''think'' cats can [[CheshireCatGrin smile]], heightening the disconnect.
*** Cats hold themselves in such a dignified manner and are often quite fastidious and neurotic, which makes their (actually quite common) clumsy or goofy moments even funnier.

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** Cats, [[CatsAreSnarkers Cats]], too. There's a reason why CatsAreSnarkers in media.
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It helps a lot that cats have such humanlike faces that people subconsciously ''think'' cats can [[CheshireCatGrin smile]], heightening the disconnect.
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disconnect. Cats hold themselves in such a dignified manner and are often quite fastidious and neurotic, which makes their (actually quite common) clumsy or goofy moments even funnier.
24th Feb '17 3:26:16 PM Flame
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* It became rather common in later ''Franchise/KamenRider'' seasons that you can not be [[stoic TheStoic]] without ocasional bouts of this. Notable examples being:
** Chase from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' keeps an unfallible emotionless face regardless of anything members of Special Division cook up. Special Division is mostly staffed by madmen and weirdos, so stuff happens.
** [[TheStoic Kagami Hiiro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' always wears blank expression. It does not matter if he is [[SweetTooth eating a cake]], fighting viral monsters or talking to his zanny father.
18th Feb '17 12:19:42 PM SpiritMuse
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** While he does crack the occasional joke, Ignis from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is generally a pretty stoic and serious minded character, who treats things like a Chocobo stealing his glasses as [[SeriousBusiness Extremely Serious Business]].
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