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3rd May '16 8:07:14 AM Xythos
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** Thanks to their fluffy faces and squinty eyes, tibetan sand foxes appear to have a sullen, judgmental expression.
30th Apr '16 9:31:22 PM 10-13-2
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* Monroe's SpiritualSuccessor, Anna Nicole Smith, plays a similar role in ''[[TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]]'', even more so than Leslie Nielsen (see above) and the rest of the cast. As Tanya Peters, she is onscreen less often than the other major characters, [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and is primarily there to react with naive cluelessness about everyone else's antics (which, as the story proves, is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just an act]]); on those rare occasions when she does get a funny line, it's more low-key than other characters'; and when she is the butt of a sight gag, it's more often just a cheap joke about her sex appeal than anything that makes her lose her dignity. [[spoiler: Until her final scene in the film, where she [[NotSoAboveItAll strips naked and reveals that she is actually a man]].]]

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* Monroe's SpiritualSuccessor, Anna Nicole Smith, plays a similar role in ''[[TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]]'', even more so than Leslie Nielsen (see above) and the rest of the cast. As Tanya Peters, she is onscreen less often than the other major characters, [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and is primarily there to react with naive cluelessness about everyone else's antics (which, as the story proves, is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just an act]]); on act]]). On those rare occasions when she does get a funny line, it's more low-key than other characters'; and when she is the butt of a sight gag, it's more often just a cheap joke about her sex appeal than anything that makes her lose her dignity. [[spoiler: Until her final scene in the film, where she [[NotSoAboveItAll strips naked and reveals that she is actually a man]].]]
30th Apr '16 9:29:19 PM 10-13-2
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* The female lead in any Creator/AdamSandler picture tends to be this. An exception is ''MrDeeds'', where Creator/WinonaRyder acts ditzy and falls into slapstick and other embarrassing situations - and, in an inversion, Adam's Mr. Deeds is actually quite dignified compared to previous Sandler portrayals.
30th Apr '16 9:25:41 PM 10-13-2
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* Monroe's SpiritualSuccessor, Anna Nicole Smith, plays a similar role in ''[TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]'', even more so than Leslie Nielsen (see above) and the rest of the cast. As Tanya Peters, she is onscreen less often than the other major characters, [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and is primarily there to react with naive cluelessness about everyone else's antics (which, as the story proves, is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just an act]]); on those rare occasions when she does get a funny line, it's more low-key than other characters'; and when she is the butt of a sight gag, it's more often just a cheap joke about her sex appeal than anything that makes her lose her dignity. [[spoiler: Until her final scene in the film, where she [[NotSoAboveItAll strips naked and reveals that she is actually a man]].]]

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* Monroe's SpiritualSuccessor, Anna Nicole Smith, plays a similar role in ''[TheNakedGun ''[[TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]'', Insult]]'', even more so than Leslie Nielsen (see above) and the rest of the cast. As Tanya Peters, she is onscreen less often than the other major characters, [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and is primarily there to react with naive cluelessness about everyone else's antics (which, as the story proves, is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just an act]]); on those rare occasions when she does get a funny line, it's more low-key than other characters'; and when she is the butt of a sight gag, it's more often just a cheap joke about her sex appeal than anything that makes her lose her dignity. [[spoiler: Until her final scene in the film, where she [[NotSoAboveItAll strips naked and reveals that she is actually a man]].]]
30th Apr '16 9:24:39 PM 10-13-2
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* Anyone who hangs around SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for any length of time who is not named Harley Quinn and/or doesn't end up getting a whiff of laughing gas tends to become this by default. Not so much true in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} stories, in which the [[{{Mooks}} goons]] would often laugh along with their boss, but definitely so in most stories from the 1970s onward, and ''especially'' in stories from the '90s onward. There's ''Devil's Advocate'', in which [[FanNickname "Mister J"]] is tried in court for murder for the first time in his life and has his lawyer [[PsychopathicManchild sign all his legal briefs with a lavender crayon]] (which the lawyer gladly does). Especially funny in the "Death of Batman" story arc, in which the Joker shoots a SnuffFilm that's supposed to end with Batman being gunned down in a '40s-era café. Not only does an entire movie studio treat the Clown Prince like just another prima-donna filmmaker, but two stone-faced film critics who look just like Series/SiskelAndEbert stop by and [[TooDumbToLive give the Joker's film a bad review]]. [[DisproportionateRetribution He shoots them both dead]].

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* Anyone who hangs around SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for any length of time who is not named Harley Quinn and/or doesn't end up getting a whiff of laughing gas tends to become this by default. Not so much true in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} stories, in which the [[{{Mooks}} goons]] would often laugh along with their boss, but definitely so in most stories from the 1970s onward, and ''especially'' in stories from the '90s onward. There's ''Devil's Advocate'', in which [[FanNickname "Mister J"]] is tried in court for murder for the first time in his life and has his lawyer [[PsychopathicManchild sign all his legal briefs with a lavender crayon]] (which the lawyer gladly does). Especially funny in the "Death of Batman" story arc, in which the Joker shoots a SnuffFilm that's supposed to end with Batman being gunned down in a '40s-era café. Not only does an entire movie studio treat the Clown Prince like just another prima-donna filmmaker, but two stone-faced film critics who look just like Series/SiskelAndEbert stop by and [[TooDumbToLive give the Joker's film a bad review]]. [[DisproportionateRetribution He shoots them both dead]]. ("TWO THUMBS DOWN!")
29th Apr '16 11:22:18 PM 10-13-2
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* Creator/MarilynMonroe, at least when she appeared in comedies, where she was usually not the main character and didn't get many laugh-out-loud scenes; on the surface, [[SexSells it's pretty obvious why she's there in the first place]]. This is especially noteworthy in the two films she made with Creator/BillyWilder, ''TheSevenYearItch'' and ''SomeLikeItHot'' (and in fact, she said she did not enjoy filming the latter precisely for the above reason). Which is not to say she wasn't comical to more than an incidental extent: George Cukor, another of her directors, pointed out that "she acted as if she didn't understand why it was funny. Which is what made it so funny."
* Monroe's SpiritualSuccessor, Anna Nicole Smith, plays a similar role in ''[TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]'', even more so than Leslie Nielsen (see above) and the rest of the cast. As Tanya Peters, she is onscreen less often than the other major characters, [[TheQuietOne doesn't talk much]], and is primarily there to react with naive cluelessness about everyone else's antics (which, as the story proves, is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just an act]]); on those rare occasions when she does get a funny line, it's more low-key than other characters'; and when she is the butt of a sight gag, it's more often just a cheap joke about her sex appeal than anything that makes her lose her dignity. [[spoiler: Until her final scene in the film, where she [[NotSoAboveItAll strips naked and reveals that she is actually a man]].]]
29th Apr '16 8:53:52 PM lloyd22
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%%* Just about any character played by Creator/ChristopherWalken.

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%%* * Just about any character played by Creator/ChristopherWalken.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has just about enough dry humor and witty remarks to qualify as this. Made even more hilarious by the fact that she manages to maintain her dispassionate expression. This is especially evident in the episodes' promos with Jane before the intro of the show.
28th Apr '16 9:18:31 AM erforce
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-> ''"Even funnier than the man who has been made ridiculous, however, is the man who, having had something funny happen to him, refuses to admit that anything out of the way has happened, and attempts to maintain his dignity."''

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-> ''"Even ->''"Even funnier than the man who has been made ridiculous, however, is the man who, having had something funny happen to him, refuses to admit that anything out of the way has happened, and attempts to maintain his dignity."''



* ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator series]]'': This trope is often the basis for gags involving the Terminators and their [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. Special mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btn4KwHO0WA when]] [[http://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/movies/2015/07/02/29638501/ they]] [[TheUnSmile attempt smiling]].

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* ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator series]]'': ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series: This trope is often the basis for gags involving the Terminators and their [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]]. Special mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btn4KwHO0WA when]] [[http://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/movies/2015/07/02/29638501/ they]] [[TheUnSmile attempt smiling]].
26th Apr '16 10:32:44 PM superboy313
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Compare NoSenseOfHumor, SoUnfunnyItsFunny, {{Narm}}. Contrast DudeNotFunny.

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Compare NoSenseOfHumor, SoUnfunnyItsFunny, {{Narm}}. Contrast LaughablyEvil, DudeNotFunny.
13th Apr '16 7:45:56 PM OrangenChan
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*** Their [[SharedFamilyQuirks step-sister]] Azura gets in on this sometimes, too. Normally, she's [[TheStoic incredibly stoic]], which leads into moments like this in several of her supports. Highlights include Keaton trying to {{troll}} her into showing emotion, and [[LittleBitBeastly Kaden]] commenting on how serious she is while Azura is mentally convincing herself not to pet him.
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