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7th Jul '17 9:10:57 AM WillBGood
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* In [[WesternAnimaion/The7D The 7D]] episode "Oh Happy Grumpy", Grumpy is [[spoiler: not really]] cursed by a [[spoiler: woman pretending to be a]] witch so he can't get angry or be turned into melted cheese. After being sung a song by Happy, Grumpy puts on a facade of happiness, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/q4iA4WymXCk/hqdefault.jpg sporting a grin that not only creeps out the other 7D, but is so huge that it takes up the bulk of his face.]]

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* In [[WesternAnimaion/The7D The 7D]] episode "Oh Happy Grumpy", Grumpy is [[spoiler: not really]] cursed by a [[spoiler: woman pretending to be a]] witch so he can't get angry or be turned into melted cheese. After being sung a song by Happy, Grumpy puts on a facade of happiness, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/q4iA4WymXCk/hqdefault.jpg [[https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/the7d/images/a/a6/S2e01a_very_wide_grumpy_smile.png/revision/latest?cb=20160215214658 sporting a grin that not only creeps out the other 7D, but is so huge that it takes up the bulk of his face.]]
4th Jul '17 7:19:46 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"We're here to see Koothrappali, not '''''[[TheJoker kill Batman]]'''''."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''"We're here to see Koothrappali, not '''''[[TheJoker '''''[[ComicBook/TheJoker kill Batman]]'''''."'']]
1st Jul '17 3:41:34 PM jccw227
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* On ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', Rob is at work trying to figure out why his wife, Laura, seems so upset (occasionally prone to crying fits). Sally and Buddy suggest that maybe she's jealous of someone. Rob dismisses the idea, saying that when she's jealous, she "smiles". They don't understand what he's talking about until he demonstrates by squinting his eyes and showing a lot of teeth.
26th Jun '17 11:40:19 PM JoeMerl
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* Gustave, the antagonist of ''Film/{{Hugo}}.'' One suspects that he's out of practice.
-->'''Madame Emile:''' Come on, give me your best smile.
-->'''Gustave:''' ''(opens mouth a little)''
-->'''Madame Emile:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Your ''best'' smile.
26th Jun '17 12:28:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This trope is always played for laughs. And no, no amount of {{Genre Savv|y}}iness will protect you from it. Not to be confused with StepfordSmiler, though they can overlap. May be the result of FingerForcedSmile. Compare SlasherSmile, for when the smile goes from merely creepy to horrific. See also TechnicallyASmile. Contrast WhenSheSmiles, where a smile is especially nice for a character.

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This trope is always played for laughs. And no, no amount of {{Genre Savv|y}}iness will protect you from it. Not to be confused with StepfordSmiler, though they can overlap. May be the result of FingerForcedSmile. Compare SlasherSmile, for when the smile goes from merely creepy to horrific. See also TechnicallyASmile. Contrast WhenSheSmiles, where a smile is especially nice for a character.
12th Jun '17 4:21:51 AM jmparker78
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has Dr. Phlox, who most of the time smiles normally...unless he's ''really'' pleased, or trying too hard to be friendly. Then he moves well past UncannyValley and straight into NightmareFuel. Think [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} ''Black Hole Sun'']].
8th Jun '17 5:14:33 PM intastiel
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** Hannelore has NoSocialSkills and runs into this when she [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to smile pleasantly]], then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong]]. The lesson is not learned, since the Un-Smile [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 returns]] in a form that the artist shuddered to draw.

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** Hannelore has NoSocialSkills and runs into this when she [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to smile pleasantly]], then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong]].realizes her mistake]]. The lesson is not learned, since the Un-Smile [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 returns]] in a form that the artist shuddered to draw.



* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-28 This]], and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-31 this]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' comic.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the normally {{aloof|DarkHairedGirl}} Susan pulls a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-28 This]], and truly]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-31 this]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' comic.disturbing]] one, complete with [[OpenTheIris impossibly dilated pupils]], to scare away a cat.
8th Jun '17 5:06:52 PM intastiel
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** Hannelore has NoSocialSkills and runs into this when she [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to smile pleasantly]], then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong]]. The lesson is not learned, since the Un-Smile [[[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 returns]] in a form that the artist shuddered to draw.

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** Hannelore has NoSocialSkills and runs into this when she [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to smile pleasantly]], then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong]]. The lesson is not learned, since the Un-Smile [[[[http://questionablecontent.[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 returns]] in a form that the artist shuddered to draw.
8th Jun '17 5:06:26 PM intastiel
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** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1215 "I said SMILE, not horrible rictus."]]
** Earlier: [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=751 No, no, I didn't mean literally]].
** [[TheWoobie Poor Hanners]] [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to be normal,]] then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong.]]
** As does Marigold when compensating for being told that it was impossible to resist the wishes of her sadface. Really, very few significant characters with teeth have gone without an [[TheUnSmile UnSmile]] (even Marten used an [=UnSmile=] at least once, though ironically).
*** Dora's ''cat'' gets one [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 upon moving into Marten's apartment.]]
** Hanners gets another one that's so creepy that Jeph shuddered while drawing [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 it.]]

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** Faye does not quite grasp the concept of [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1215 "I smiling at her customers]].
---> '''Dora:''' I
said SMILE, ''smile'', not horrible rictus."]]
rictus.
** Earlier: [[http://questionablecontent.Also at Dora's instigation, Penelope is a bit too eager to "[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=751 No, no, I didn't mean literally]].
show some teeth]]".
** [[TheWoobie Poor Hanners]] Hannelore has NoSocialSkills and runs into this when she [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1399 tries to be normal,]] smile pleasantly]], then [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1401 tries to figure out where she went wrong.]]
wrong]]. The lesson is not learned, since the Un-Smile [[[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 returns]] in a form that the artist shuddered to draw.
** As does Marigold produces one when compensating for being told that it was impossible to resist the wishes of her sadface. Really, very few significant characters with teeth have gone without an [[TheUnSmile UnSmile]] (even Marten used an [=UnSmile=] at least once, though ironically).
***
sadface.
**
Dora's ''cat'' gets delivers one [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 upon moving into Marten's apartment.]]
** Hanners gets another one that's so creepy that Jeph shuddered while drawing [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 it.
]]



* Florence, the anthropomorphic Bowman's Wolf in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', has to be careful to smile ''without'' showing teeth to avoid doing one of these. Of course, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00098.htm sometimes]] she ''does'' want to...
** She's absolutely right when a nice, big smile makes people more civilized. They do ''not'' want things to be ''un''civilized.

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* Florence, the anthropomorphic Bowman's Wolf in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', has to be careful to smile ''without'' showing teeth to avoid doing one of these. Of course, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00098.htm sometimes]] she ''does'' want to...
** She's absolutely right when
to. After all, a nice, big smile makes people more civilized. They do ''not'' want things to be ''un''civilized.



* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': [[EmotionlessGirl Jones]] [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1127 makes a smile]] [[TakeOurWordForIt that we never get to see but leaves Antimony traumatized]].
** Antimony can break out a [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1263 weapons-grade Unsmile herself]].

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': [[EmotionlessGirl Jones]] ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** EmotionlessGirl Jones
[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1127 makes a smile]] that [[TakeOurWordForIt that we never get to see see]] but that leaves Antimony traumatized]].traumatized.
** Antimony can break out a [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1263 weapons-grade Unsmile herself]].Un-Smile herself]], complete with WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises.
28th May '17 9:23:01 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' : During the scene where Starling and Crawford process a "floater," Clarice notes that victims' teeth aren't bared in pain. [[FacialHorror Their faces have been gnawed by fish and turtles]].
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': After [[spoiler:Darkstalker]] is freed in ''Escaping Peril'', [[spoiler:he]] gives the heroes a smile that is said to be charming yet menacing at the same time.

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* ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' : During the scene where Starling and Crawford process a "floater," "floater", Clarice notes that victims' teeth aren't bared in pain. [[FacialHorror Their faces have been gnawed by fish and turtles]].
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': After [[spoiler:Darkstalker]] is freed in ''Escaping Peril'', [[spoiler:he]] he gives the heroes a smile that is said to be charming yet menacing at the same time.
time.



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* In ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' we have SixthRanger Akira Nijino sporting [[https://imageshack.com/a/img538/4564/bYk3jg.gif this smile]].
* A fantastically memorable one occurs in an episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', where Ray tries to get his equally (if not more-so) mopey and pessimistic cousin, Gerard, to smile. The result is hilariously terrifying.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' we have SixthRanger Akira Nijino sporting [[https://imageshack.com/a/img538/4564/bYk3jg.gif this smile]].
* A fantastically memorable one occurs in an episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', where Ray tries to get his equally (if not more-so) mopey and pessimistic cousin, Gerard, to smile. The result is hilariously terrifying.
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-->'''Manny:''' A bit more - wider - wider...
-->''(Bernard is pulling a horrific face.)''
-->'''Manny:''' No, that looks nasty...

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-->'''Manny:''' A bit more - wider - wider...
-->''(Bernard
wider...\\
''(Bernard
is pulling a horrific face.)''
-->'''Manny:'''
)''\\
'''Manny:'''
No, that looks nasty...nasty...
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Abed, generally an emotional blank, formally greets his friends at his and Troy's housewarming party with a big toothy smile-thing. His friends are a bit startled.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Twelfth Doctor does this whenever he smiles while showing teeth, and it's creepy enough. However, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E8TheLieOfTheLand "The Lie of the Land"]] takes it UpToEleven, as the Doctor [[spoiler:is BrainwashedAndCrazy, and his "smile" ''this'' time descends directly into the UncannyValley.]]
* A fantastically memorable one occurs in an episode of ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', where Ray tries to get his equally (if not more-so) mopey and pessimistic cousin, Gerard, to smile. The result is hilariously terrifying.



* Will Graham of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' doesn't smile much, but when he does it's genuinely sweet - with the memorable exception of ''Roti'' during a stroke test. His lips curve upward, but it would have been ''less'' creepy if he'd burst into tears. Or thrown up. Or started screaming.



* In episode 4 of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' season 3, Jen, upon becoming employee of the month, tries to improve Roy's service by telling him to smile more.
-->'''Jen:''' When you're upstairs, fiddling about with [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable com-puters]], would it hurt to smile? Don't you realise what a difference that would make, hey? Come on, let's see a smile now. Come on.\\
''(Roy attempts to smile)''\\
'''Jen:''' No, more warmth. Warmer.\\
''(Roy hesitantly tries to widen his smile)''\\
'''Jen:''' No, you're just showing more teeth. That's not warmth. I would say that's more of a threatening look, actually. I'll tell you what, Roy. Keep at it; ''that's'' your homework.
** As this is part of Jen's increasingly DrunkWithPower smugness as a result of becoming employee of the month, Roy gets his own back when Jen moments later learns that she will be forced to give a speech in front of the whole company about the IT department -- something she has absolutely no knowledge about. Upon delivering this news, [[ComedicSociopathy Roy has a genuinely big, genuinely happy smile on his face]].
--->'''Roy:''' ''(pointing)'' How's that?
* From ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': Léodagan almost never smiles, which is why Arthur & Co. can't recognize him in a painting. And when he does smile... they find it very creepy.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''[='s=] [[SixthRanger Third Rider]], Chase, is TheStoic because he's a MechanicalLifeform; in his own DirectToVideo movie, his attempts to smile draw laughter and cause people to remark that he looks like a mannequin, which contributes to his desire to [[PersonalityChip gain human emotions]].
* The ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' character with the IronicNickname "Smiler" has occasionally been known to smile. It looks like his face has been twisted the wrong way.



* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]", Sherlock's "smile" to scare off Mary's ex is both disturbing and hilarious (well, at least to the audience).



* In the Granada ''SherlockHolmes'' series, Jeremy Brett's Holmes rarely grins at all. Whenever a situation calls on him to smile, Brett twitches his mouth muscles for a hair of a second. "A" for effort, Holmes.

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* In ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' we have SixthRanger Akira Nijino sporting [[https://imageshack.com/a/img538/4564/bYk3jg.gif this smile]].
* ''Series/RussellHowardsGoodNews'': "Every time UsefulNotes/GordonBrown smiles, a fairy dies." (For context, see below in the Real Life folder.)
* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]", Sherlock's "smile" to scare off Mary's ex is both disturbing and hilarious (well, at least to the audience).
* In the Granada ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' series, Jeremy Brett's Holmes rarely grins at all. Whenever a situation calls on him to smile, Brett twitches his mouth muscles for a hair of a second. "A" for effort, Holmes.



* In episode 4 of ''Series/TheITCrowd'' season 3, Jen, upon becoming employee of the month, tries to improve Roy's service by telling him to smile more.
-->'''Jen:''' When you're upstairs, fiddling about with [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable com-puters]], would it hurt to smile? Don't you realise what a difference that would make, hey? Come on, let's see a smile now. Come on.\\
''(Roy attempts to smile)''\\
'''Jen:''' No, more warmth. Warmer.\\
''(Roy hesitantly tries to widen his smile)''\\
'''Jen:''' No, you're just showing more teeth. That's not warmth. I would say that's more of a threatening look, actually. I'll tell you what, Roy. Keep at it; ''that's'' your homework.
** As this is part of Jen's increasingly DrunkWithPower smugness as a result of becoming employee of the month, Roy gets his own back when Jen moments later learns that she will be forced to give a speech in front of the whole company about the IT department -- something she has absolutely no knowledge about. Upon delivering this news, [[ComedicSociopathy Roy has a genuinely big, genuinely happy smile on his face]].
--->'''Roy:''' ''(pointing)'' How's that?
* From ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': Léodagan almost never smiles, which is why Arthur & Co. can't recognise him in a painting. And when he does smile... they find it very creepy.



* ''Series/RussellHowardsGoodNews'': "Every time UsefulNotes/GordonBrown smiles, a fairy dies." (For context, see below in the Real Life folder.)
* Will Graham of ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' doesn't smile much, but when he does it's genuinely sweet - with the memorable exception of ''Roti'' during a stroke test. His lips curve upward, but it would have been ''less'' creepy if he'd burst into tears. Or thrown up. Or started screaming.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Abed, generally an emotional blank, formally greets his friends at his and Troy's housewarming party with a big toothy smile-thing. His friends are a bit startled.
* The ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' character with the IronicNickname "Smiler" has occasionally been known to smile. It looks like his face has been twisted the wrong way.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''[='s=] [[SixthRanger Third Rider]], Chase, is TheStoic because he's a MechanicalLifeform; in his own DirectToVideo movie, his attempts to smile draw laughter and cause people to remark that he looks like a mannequin, which contributes to his desire to [[PersonalityChip gain human emotions]].
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