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25th Mar '17 5:38:11 PM nombretomado
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* BruceWillis repeatedly uses the "WAAAAAAH-mbulance" version to sneer at his younger self in Disney's ''Film/TheKid2000''.

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* BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis repeatedly uses the "WAAAAAAH-mbulance" version to sneer at his younger self in Disney's ''Film/TheKid2000''.
3rd Mar '17 10:55:39 AM MHarrington
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When someone rubs their finger and thumb back and forth as if they were playing the world's smallest violin, possibly making fake violin noises with their mouth. A predominantly Western gesture, the World's Smallest Violin is given to a person who is exaggerating the sorrow of his/her predicament in order to gain sympathy; the person who does the giving presumably has none. There are other, [[FlippingTheBird much more rude, hand gestures available]] to tell someone they're being an ass, but the violin is more sophisticated. It plays on the idea that [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] characters expect the Warsaw Symphony to pop up out of nowhere to provide some background for their soliloquies. This gesture is rare both in real-life and in fiction. Usually it will be given by the DeadpanSnarker, possibly villainous.

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When someone rubs their finger and thumb back and forth as if they were playing the world's smallest violin, possibly making fake violin noises with their mouth. A predominantly Western gesture, the World's Smallest Violin is given to a person who is exaggerating the sorrow of his/her predicament in order to gain sympathy; the person who does the giving presumably has none.[[NoSympathy none]]. There are other, [[FlippingTheBird much more rude, hand gestures available]] to tell someone they're being an ass, but the violin is more sophisticated. It plays on the idea that [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]] characters expect the Warsaw Symphony to pop up out of nowhere to provide some background for their soliloquies. This gesture is rare both in real-life and in fiction. Usually it will be given by the DeadpanSnarker, possibly villainous.
16th Jan '17 5:52:37 PM HawkbitAlpha
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'''Mr. Krabs:''' I know. This really is the world's smallest violin. See? ''[camera zooms in on his claws to show a tiny violin]''

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'''Mr. Krabs:''' I know. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint This really is the world's smallest violin. See? See?]] ''[camera zooms in on his claws to show a tiny violin]''
4th Nov '16 9:26:34 AM Jeduthun
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** And it can indeed be used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ESgWlzQQag play a sad song]].
3rd Nov '16 7:15:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows plays with it reviewing ChrisBrown's "Deuces". He sets his piano on violin and plays a song to "[[SarcasmMode show his sympathy]]".

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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows plays with it reviewing ChrisBrown's Music/ChrisBrown's "Deuces". He sets his piano on violin and plays a song to "[[SarcasmMode show his sympathy]]".
12th Aug '16 8:45:50 PM NWolfman
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** Fat Tony, having won the prized violin of Krusty's daughter in a poker game, does this when Krusty begs him to give it back. Then he goes "Oh wait, now I can do it for real", pulls out the violin and actually starts playing it (quite well, too).

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** Fat Tony, having won the prized violin of Krusty's daughter in a poker game, does this when Krusty begs him to give it back. Then Then, realizing that he goes "Oh wait, now I can do it for real", real, pulls out the violin and actually starts playing it (quite well, too).plays a sad melody, [[HiddenDepths surprisingly well]].
1st Jul '16 7:09:55 AM jenmic
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'''Tree 1:''' Of course, Frank fell down last week and he wouldn't stop talking since.\\
'''Frank:''' Oh stand there and bitch! No one stops and takes the time to HELP MEEEE!\\
'''Tree 2:''' ''(rubbing branches together)'' Ooh, look at me Frank, I'm playing the world's smallest violin!

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'''Tree 1:''' Of course, Frank Scott fell down last week and he wouldn't stop talking since.\\
'''Frank:''' '''Scott:''' Oh stand there and bitch! No one stops and takes the time to HELP MEEEE!\\
'''Tree 2:''' ''(rubbing branches together)'' Ooh, look at me Frank, Scott, I'm playing the world's smallest violin!
23rd Jun '16 3:50:02 AM Nitramy
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Those same friends tell me your every word\\

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Those same friends tell me your every word\\word
3rd May '16 4:06:14 PM WillKeaton
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* An old ComicBook/CaptainAmerica cartoon has Cap asking the Red Skull if he wanted someone to play a violin while he told his sad {{backstory}}.

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* An old ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' cartoon has Cap asking the Red Skull if he wanted someone to play a violin while he told his sad {{backstory}}.
17th Apr '16 8:12:50 PM erazor0707
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[[folder: Fanfic]]
* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'':
** There’s apparently a freaking ''phone app'' for that in-universe! [[GenkiGirl Nayumi]] and [[TheArcher Tsuji]] play it in response to Caius and Claudia’s {{Melodrama}}.
-->'''Nayumi''': Aww. Tsuji, let's play them a tune from the world's smallest violins.\\
'''Tsuji''': Word. (''he and Nayumi take out their [=iPhones=] as if doing something completely different'')\\
'''Kid''': (''not impressed'') Could you two be a bit more considerate?\\
'''Tsuji''': We are.\\
'''Nayumi''': We're using the World's Smallest Violin app on our [=iPhones=]. See? ''[[SubvertedTrope (she and Tsuji show the apps to Kid that show the world’s smallest violin)]]''
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