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29th Apr '16 7:58:50 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Krusty''': Woah, tough crowd! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They're booing]] ''[[TheBard Shakespeare!]]''

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-->'''Krusty''': Woah, How d'you make the King ''Lear''? Put the Queen in a bikin! ''(gets booed)'' Whoa, tough crowd! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They're booing]] ''[[TheBard Shakespeare!]]''
9th Mar '16 2:00:31 PM Hossmeister
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** And as you might expect, the trope is generally avoided in ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'', and often in ''Seinfeld''.

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** And as you might expect, the trope is generally avoided in ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'', ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', and often in ''Seinfeld''.
26th Dec '15 11:56:36 AM nombretomado
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* The Flash in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is sometimes deliberately subject to this trope. He's surrounded by a number of ComicallySerious characters, and he tends to have a SilverAge sense of humor. When he gets his DayInTheLimelight, the audience finds out he's actually quite capable of being serious and practical.

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* The Flash in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is sometimes deliberately subject to this trope. He's surrounded by a number of ComicallySerious characters, and he tends to have a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] sense of humor. When he gets his DayInTheLimelight, the audience finds out he's actually quite capable of being serious and practical.
11th Nov '15 7:47:33 AM Wheezy
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* Part of Creator/StewartLee's SignatureStyle is to point out when an audience doesn't laugh enough at a joke (usually an intentionally bad one]]), scold them or make fun of them for being casuals, and [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it to them]]. All in the name of StylisticSuck, of course.

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* Part of Creator/StewartLee's SignatureStyle is to point out when an audience doesn't laugh enough at a joke (usually an intentionally bad one]]), one), scold them or make fun of them for being casuals, them, and [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it to them]]. All in the name of StylisticSuck, of course.
11th Nov '15 7:45:04 AM Wheezy
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* Part of Creator/StewartLee's SignatureStyle is to point out when an audience doesn't laugh enough at a joke (usually an intentionally bad one]]), scold them or make fun of them for being casuals, and [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it to them]]. All in the name of StylisticSuck, of course.
18th Oct '15 6:04:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' finds himself dealing with this in ''Hot Cross Bunny''. Thinking that the operation theatre was a stage, he performs an impressive impression, dance, and magic act only to be met with [[http://i.imgur.com/Z77mlKS.jpg the same stern silence from the audience of doctors]].
** "What a tough audience! It ain't like Saint Joe!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' examples:
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''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' finds himself dealing with this in ''Hot Cross Bunny''. Thinking that the operation theatre was a stage, he performs an impressive impression, dance, and magic act only to be met with [[http://i.imgur.com/Z77mlKS.jpg the same stern silence from the audience of doctors]].
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doctors]]. ("What a tough audience! It ain't like Saint Joe!"Joe!")
** In "Night of the Living Duck", Daffy dreams he's about to perform in at a nightclub where the the audience, is made up of famous monsters, mostly the UniversalMonsters "Gee, tough audience!" he quips. Fortunately, he finds a bottle of "Eu de Torme", that lets him sing like Mel Torme (who does his singing voice in the cartoon) and he's a hit.
3rd Sep '15 5:51:16 AM Sonofstranger
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*** However, the joke about [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] being [[CaptainCrash terrible at flying]] does [[ActuallyPrettyFunny elicit a chuckle]] from [[BigGood Princess Celestia.]]
14th Jul '15 12:19:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the classic film, ''ANightAtTheOpera'', Groucho Marx's character improvises an opening speech at an opera theatre that in real life would have brought the house down with laughter and inspire thunderous applause for making a normally boring formality so entertaining, but in the film, evoked only stony silence.
* In the Marx's earlier film ''MonkeyBusiness'' the director told the extras in the party scene to laugh when [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Harpo did something funny]] because he was afraid the movie's audience wouldn't laugh otherwise, thinking that there was something wrong with him.
* The third ''AustinPowers'' movie, in response to the silence when Dr. Evil makes a surprisingly good joke;

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* In the classic film, ''ANightAtTheOpera'', ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', Groucho Marx's character improvises an opening speech at an opera theatre that in real life would have brought the house down with laughter and inspire thunderous applause for making a normally boring formality so entertaining, but in the film, evoked only stony silence.
* In the Marx's earlier film ''MonkeyBusiness'' ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'' the director told the extras in the party scene to laugh when [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Harpo did something funny]] because he was afraid the movie's audience wouldn't laugh otherwise, thinking that there was something wrong with him.
* The third ''AustinPowers'' movie, in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'': In response to the silence when Dr. Evil makes a surprisingly good joke;



* ''SportsNight'' subverts this quite nicely with most characters, especially Danny. Whenever anyone makes a joke, or just an amusing comment, the other characters actually laugh!

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* ''SportsNight'' ''Series/SportsNight'' subverts this quite nicely with most characters, especially Danny. Whenever anyone makes a joke, or just an amusing comment, the other characters actually laugh!



* Like RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic, this is more likely to be averted in {{Mockumentary}}/FauxDocumentary shows. [[TheOffice Ricky Gervais]] interviewed [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Larry David]], and this trope was one of the things they talked about.

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* Like RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic, this is more likely to be averted in {{Mockumentary}}/FauxDocumentary shows. [[TheOffice [[Series/TheOfficeUK Ricky Gervais]] interviewed [[CurbYourEnthusiasm [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm Larry David]], and this trope was one of the things they talked about.



* Despite what it says at the top of the page, in ''{{Friends}}'' a couple of episodes made something out of the fact that Chandler is "the funny one", so apparently the other characters do at least understand that he's being witty even if they can't bring themselves to laugh.

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* Despite what it says at the top of the page, in ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' a couple of episodes made something out of the fact that Chandler is "the funny one", so apparently the other characters do at least understand that he's being witty even if they can't bring themselves to laugh.
5th Jul '15 3:25:40 PM theNerdytimes
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The prime examples would have to be [[{{Friends}} Chandler Bing]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]], who -- in their early seasons, at least -- were funnier than just about anyone in real life, yet got nothing back but eye-rolling and sighs. You wonder why they hang out with these people.

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The prime examples would have to be [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Chandler Bing]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander Harris]], who -- in their early seasons, at least -- were funnier than just about anyone in real life, yet got nothing back but eye-rolling and sighs. You wonder why they hang out with these people.



* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' peppers his speech with pop culture references, to which 355 reacts with indifference and Dr Mann with snarkiness. This can be read as either an example or a subversion of the trope, depending on how funny you think he is.

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* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' peppers his speech with pop culture references, to which 355 reacts with indifference and Dr Mann with snarkiness. This can be read as either an example or a subversion of the trope, depending on how funny you think he is.



* Nick Di Paolo encounters this in {{Louie}} when he attempts to lay one on the then-recently elected Barack Obama. He takes out his resentment at what he perceives as WhiteGuilt on Louie himself.

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* Nick Di Paolo encounters this in {{Louie}} Series/{{Louie}} when he attempts to lay one on the then-recently elected Barack Obama. He takes out his resentment at what he perceives as WhiteGuilt on Louie himself.


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* This is common in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. There are times when you wonder if the title characters are the only people with imagination or a sense of humour in the entire town. One of the more obvious examples is Calvin's mom's comment on how people are moving out of the neighborhood because they find Calvin's snowmen disgusting. In real life, the sheer amount of creativity and [[BrilliantButLazy work]] Calvin puts in them would net the area frequent visitors every winter.
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26th Jun '15 3:02:01 PM ComingSecond
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-->'''Krusty''': Woah, tough crowd! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint They're booing]] ''[[TheBard Shakespeare!]]''
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