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3rd Aug '17 7:03:29 PM Discar
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship]]," the Doctor shows Rory and Rory's father how to pilot a spaceship designed for Silurians; essentially, TheReptilians.
-->'''The Doctor:''' The controls are straightforward; even a monkey could use them! Oh look, they're going to!\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
'''The Doctor:''' Guys, come on, comedy gold! Where's a ''Silurian'' audience when you need one!
1st Aug '17 1:09:26 PM xcountryguy
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** They do occasionally avert this trope, but only when it's a plot point (as in the episode where Foreman [[spoiler: contracted an infection which made him giddy]]).

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** They do occasionally avert this trope, but only when it's a plot point (as in the episode where Foreman [[spoiler: contracted [[spoiler:contracted an infection which made him giddy]]).
8th Jul '17 7:56:39 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** There's one scene where the name of Ollie's favourite film temporarily slips Malcolm's mind and so he describes it as "the one about the fucking hairdresser, the [[RecycledINSPACE space hairdresser]] and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fuckin' [[BrotherSisterIncest fucked his sister]]. {{LEGO}}, they're all made of fucking LEGO." Even after Ollie figures out what the film is ([[spoiler: ''Film/StarWars'']]), he reacts with bewilderment and mild annoyance instead of the hysterical laughter this would more likely cause.

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** There's one scene where the name of Ollie's favourite film temporarily slips Malcolm's mind and so he describes it as "the one about the fucking hairdresser, the [[RecycledINSPACE space hairdresser]] and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fuckin' [[BrotherSisterIncest fucked his sister]]. {{LEGO}}, they're all made of fucking LEGO." Even after Ollie figures out what the film is ([[spoiler: ''Film/StarWars'']]), ([[spoiler:''Film/StarWars'']]), he reacts with bewilderment and mild annoyance instead of the hysterical laughter this would more likely cause.
4th Jan '17 1:10:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Comedian Creator/RodneyDangerfield would often incorporate a "tough crowd" into his stand-up comedy, pulling at his necktie and sweating along with self-deprecating humor, as part of his signature style.
* 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, and [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it to them]]. All in the name of StylisticSuck, of course.
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Comedian Creator/RodneyDangerfield would often incorporate a "tough crowd" into his stand-up comedy, pulling at his necktie and sweating along with self-deprecating humor, as part of his signature style.
* 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, and [[DontExplainTheJoke explain it to them]]. All in the name of StylisticSuck, of course.
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20th Nov '16 3:29:37 PM Reymma
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If a character in any given show is constantly cracking wise and making wry observations, no matter how clever and funny they are, they never elicit so much as a smirk from any of the other characters. While in real life genuinely funny and charming people are social darlings, in TV land they're more seen as annoying losers.

The prime examples would have to be [[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.

Of course, it's all for the best. Constantly chuckling characters would drive viewers insane (a [[LaughTrack constantly chuckling audience]] does nothing of the sort, [[SarcasmMode of course]]), especially if they're [[HumorDissonance laughing at a joke the viewer doesn't find funny.]]

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If a character in any given show is Character who are constantly cracking wise and making witty jokes and wry observations, no matter how clever and funny they are, they never will not elicit so much as more than a smirk smile from any the rest of the other characters. While in real life genuinely funny and charming cast. Real people might consider them charmers, but in-universe they are social darlings, in TV land they're more seen as annoying losers.

The prime examples would have to be [[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.

Of course, it's all
There is good reason for the best. this. Constantly chuckling characters would drive viewers insane (a (oddly, having a [[LaughTrack constantly chuckling audience]] does nothing of the sort, [[SarcasmMode of course]]), has a similar effect but is far more common), especially if they're [[HumorDissonance laughing at a joke the viewer doesn't find funny.]]
15th Nov '16 2:58:13 PM Reymma
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* Despite what it says at the top of the page, in ''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.
** The in-universe justification for the other Friends not laughing at Chandler's jokes is because 1) they're often the targets of his barbs, and 2) he makes little jokes all the time.
*** Most likely the fact because he makes light of his friends' little crises, to the point where Rachel gets visibly annoyed with his snarkery at times.
** In early episodes, the other friends were shown chuckling at Chandler's jokes once in a while. In fact, you can see the others laugh less and less at Chandler as the series goes on, and get more and more irritated with his quips.
*** If you've ever known someone who jokes to the degree that Chandler does, [[TruthInTelevision you'll understand this fully.]] It's not just the jokes themselves, it's the [[HurricaneOfPuns constant nature of them.]]

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* Despite what it says at the top of the page, in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' a couple of episodes made something out of the fact that In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Chandler is "the sometimes acknowledged as funny one", so apparently by the other characters do at least understand that he's being witty even if they can't bring themselves to laugh.
** The in-universe justification for the other Friends not laughing at Chandler's jokes is because 1) they're often the targets of his barbs, and 2) he makes little jokes all the time.
*** Most likely the fact because he makes light of his friends' little crises, to the point where Rachel gets visibly annoyed with his snarkery at times.
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others in early episodes, the other friends were shown chuckling at Chandler's jokes once in a while. In fact, you can see the others but they laugh less and less at Chandler as the series goes on, and get more and more irritated with suggesting they are getting tired of him. It doesn't help that most of his quips.
*** If you've ever known someone who
jokes to the degree that Chandler does, [[TruthInTelevision you'll understand this fully.]] It's not just the jokes themselves, it's the [[HurricaneOfPuns constant nature of them.]]are about them and their crises.
29th Sep '16 2:45:07 AM eroock
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-->--'''Jimmy''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

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-->--'''Jimmy''', -->-- '''Jimmy''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
15th Sep '16 11:28:35 AM bjshipley1
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* DependingOnTheWriter, the dialogue of ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} and ComicBook/SpiderMan can range from mildly amusing to absolutely hilarious, yet their peers tend to consider them TheFriendNobodyLikes.
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''.
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