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->'''Robin:''' Well, I guess this whole experience proves it really ''is'' bad to watch too much TV.\\
'''Starfire:''' But, truthfully, we only prevailed ''because'' Beast Boy watches too much the television.\\
'''Raven:''' So... there really isn't a lesson here?\\
'''Cyborg:''' ''[shows up with a lady]'' Yep! It was all completely meaningless.\\
''[everybody laughs; then the Titans stop laughing and look mildly disturbed as the LaughTrack continues playing]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E1Episode297494 Episode 297-494]]"

An Everybody Laughs Ending is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what the name suggests]]: an episode (usually from a [[WesternAnimation Saturday-morning cartoon]] from the [[TheSixties 1960s]] all the way up to the [[TheEighties 1980s]], though [[LiveActionTV live-action]] [[ComedyTropes comedy]] episodes have also been known to do this) that ends with all the main protagonists laughing, either at one last joke the writers squeezed in, at the expense of the PluckyComicRelief character, or as part of the defeated villain's HumiliationConga. This may be intended to let the viewer know that whatever problem the episode focused on has been vanquished and [[StatusQuoIsGod everything is fine and just as it should be]]. Often follows the characters learning an {{Anvilicious}} [[AnAesop Aesop]] or AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle. The return of a BrickJoke from the start of the episode is a common way of setting this up. Especially satisfying if the characters plant their fists on their hips and throw back their heads BoisterousBruiser-style.

This trope is so common (especially in episodic or vignette-driven stories) that it doesn't always come at the literal end of a work. It might instead come at the end of a ''sequence'', particularly as a way of letting an audience know that a particular segment is over. In any case, it's been rapidly becoming a DiscreditedTrope since at least [[TheNineties the mid-nineties]], and is rarely played straight any more.

A dark subversion often occurs with villains, especially those of the FauxAffablyEvil variety. Someone (either one of the more outspoken good guys or a tactless {{Mook}}) will say something that offends the BigBad. [[TensionCuttingLaughter After an agonizing pause, the villain will unexpectedly start to laugh]], encouraging everyone else to laugh along. After some painfully forced laughter, the villain will suddenly stop chortling and mete out DisproportionateRetribution on the one who insulted him, up to and including outright murder. (These are covered more specifically under LaughWithMe and HaHaHaNo.)

Often a form of ContagiousLaughter.

Compare OhCisco (the episode ends on one last short joke right after a commercial interruption), YeahShot (in works aimed at children or very far on the idealistic end of the spectrum), ActuallyPrettyFunny.

Contrast EverybodyCries.
!!The following is a list of frequent (not necessarily ''constant'') offenders:


* This is how the various ads of Miller Lite's "Man Up" campaign tend to end, with on one occasion even the ButtMonkey laughing too.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac9ZxPHjBdU This ad]] for Creator/CartoonNetwork featured ''everyone''--[[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Legion of Doom]], and WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls--laughing at the end.
* Parodied in another Creator/CartoonNetwork ad with for Series/TheSmurfs, where one of the Smurfs' inner monologue [[LampshadeHanging actually asks ''What are we all laughing at?'']]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Manga/DetectiveConan. Just because they all witnessed a gruesome murder yet again, that never seems to stop the entire cast, including the convicted murderer from having a good group chortle now and then.
* About 75% of the episodes of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (at least the first two seasons) end this way. Season 1 was particularly bad about it.
%%* ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'' has a lot of episodes that end this way as well.
%%* Quite common in SuperRobot episodes
* Done twice in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' after the gang defeats Wheel of Fortune. First when it's revealed the true nature of the Stand user (a man with beefy arms, but pathetic everywhere else in his body), and then when they see the true form of the car Wheel of Fortune had taken over (a beat-up old bucket).
%%* SonicX has a few episodes that end with this.
* Quite a few ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' films used these endings, notably "The World's Strongest," "Super Android 13," and "Bojack Unbound."
* In the dub ending of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' the characters all do this after the duel with Mako Tsunami ends, after making quips to one another. It feels kind of dissonant from earlier in the episode, when Mako lobbed a harpoon at the main cast to stop them leaving.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}!'' episode 25, part 1; everybody except Memetchi's family and Kuromametchi cries at the end. Judged by Mametchi saying that he's crying because [[spoiler:he's ''happy'']].
* The Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo short ''Kanon'' ends in all the artificial humans sharing a laugh... [[spoiler: at Adam and Ego's expense, for believing they had the power to control the world they created.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Dell/Gold Key, the 1940s-1980s producer of licensed comic books featuring the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]], ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Walter Lantz]], and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry MGM]] cartoon characters, used this ending incessantly in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly in hundreds of stories written by Carl Fallberg and/or Vic Lockman. Many Gold Key writers also worked on TV cartoons and sitcoms, suggesting a direct influence.
** Fallberg also pioneered a cliched story formula in which a straight-man hero and a craven, gluttonous, eccentric sidekick investigated low-level mysteries. This type of story -- used with Andy Panda/Charlie Chicken, Porky Pig/Sylvester, and Mickey Mouse/Goofy most often -- constantly ended with everyone laughing at the sidekick's latest caper.
*** Divide the typical Fallberg sidekick into Scooby AND Shaggy, and it becomes obvious how this trope took the path that it did.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' ends with Batman and ComicBook/TheJoker laughing together in the rain. It's unsettling, and definitely not the way this trope is normally played.
* Joker again in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' #16, guest-starring a real-life comic book artist. Outraged at [[CelebrityParadox how he is portrayed in the comic books]], Joker has his gang kidnap the artist and forces him to illustrate his adventures the way he wishes them to be depicted. Joker plans for the final issue of the miniseries to feature a humiliating death for Batman on a miniature golf course - but Batman escapes, rescues the kidnapped artist, and then knocks Joker into a mock rocket ship with an actual flaming tail, [[RumpRoast causing Joker's pants to get burned off his buttocks]], and so the last panel of the in-story comic ends with Joker dunking his GoofyPrintUnderwear in a bucket of water. Later, as Bruce Wayne, Batman donates all of the comic books to the inmates at Arkham Asylum, and all of the inmates ''except'' Joker close out the issue by laughing uproariously at Joker's ignominious defeat - while Joker himself tears his hair and screams: [[{{Irony}} "That is]] ''[[{{Irony}} not]]'' [[{{Irony}} funny!"]]
* A ''lot'' of superhero stories during UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks ended like this, usually with the villain(s) stewing behind bars while the hero(es) chortle over one last pun. This was rather bleakly parodied in the first volume of the Creator/AlanMoore ComicBook/{{Marvelman}} reboot, where the "classic" Marvelman story used to introduce the cast features one of these stretched out for an entire ''page'', all while the "camera" zooms in on Marvelman's increasingly unsettling face and a Creator/FriedrichNietzsche quote starts rolling.
* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' Comics parodies this in one issue; Chief Wiggum, who thinks he's in a 70's cops sitcom, does one of these with fellow cops Lou and Eddie. The credits begin to "roll," (as much as credits can roll in a comic, anyway...) and everyone is still laughing, although in a freeze-frame state. We then see things outside of Chief Wiggum's delusional state. He alone is "frozen," and standing still in a laughing position while the other cops are staring at him. Lou explains that the credits are rolling to Eddie.
* One arc of ComicBook/JLA ends with Dr. Morrow and Dr. Ivo laughing uproariously as the Justice League arrive to arrest them, after Ivo learns that Morrow intentionally sabotaged their attempt to defeat the League just to prove his superior intellect.
* A fairly typical ending to an issue of DC's ''Plop!'' was that the "hosts" (Cain, Abel, and Eve) would all be laughing together at how the stupidity/greed/general nastiness of the characters in the story caused their horribly gruesome fate, just before realizing that something very similar was about to happen to them.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Subverted in ''Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences''. After John Freeman saves his brother Gordon from the FinalBoss, the latter joke and laugh for a bit. "The laughed overed quickly" when [[TrueFinalBoss the next boss]] shows up.
* Parodied at the end of Episode 7 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', where after defeating the phony ghost of Kaiba, Yami Yugi makes a repeat of the "you didn't stand a ghost of a chance" pun in the episode, leading the entire gang to start laughing. Joey quickly stops when he realizes Mokuba has been captured again, only for Yami to respond "who cares?"

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Animation/{{Ratatoing}}'', the famously terrible ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' [[TheMockbuster ripoff]]. They're laughing at yet another example of that one guy's CatchPhrase, no funnier than it was the first time.
* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' ends with all the dogs laughing at Trusty's inability to remember what Old Reliable used to say (including Trusty himself).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'': "Ah, you're all a bunch o' junk."
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': "Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard?"

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Played straight, yet effectively in ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''. Everybody is battered and broken and has had the worst day ever (especially the police guy) but when the [[AcceptableTargets mother-in-law that everyone hates]] slips and injures herself, they can still muster up the humor to laugh at her.
%%* ''Film/{{Dutch}}'' ends this way.
* Subverted in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: The Movie'', when Dr. Forrester accidentally teleports himself into a Metalunan's shower:
-->'''Tom Servo:''' Hey, Dr. Forrester's gone!\\
'''Crow T. Robot:''' Awright, now we'll never get back to Earth!\\
''(all laugh for a second, then stop)''\\
'''Mike Nelson:''' Hey, wait a minute...
* Played completely straight in, of all things, the 1999 film adaptation of Creator/OscarWilde's ''Theatre/AnIdealHusband''.
* Hilariously parodied in a scene of ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'', ending several characters' ''subplot'', but it's long before the movie ends.
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'': Two examples (both subversions).
** It happens roughly in the middle of the movie, but it still counts. A group of public-relations people are advising the Penguin on the sort of image he needs to cultivate to run for Mayor of Gotham City. The Penguin looks noticeably uncomfortable as the advisors [[MythologyGag stick an FDR-style cigarette holder in his mouth]] [[NoSmoking (he promptly spits it out)]] and try to tug some gloves onto his flipper-like hands. Then one of the advisors quips: "Not a lot of reflective surfaces down in that sewer, huh?" The Penguin, who actually ''has'' been living in a sewer for most of his life after [[ParentalAbandonment having been abandoned by his parents when he was a baby]], snickers self-deprecatingly, prompting everyone else to nervously laugh as well. Soon Penguin's laughter [[LaughingMad mounts to maniacal proportions]], and he pauses only long enough to make a quip of his own: "Still, it could be worse. My nose could be gushing blood!" The others, thinking this is just a joke as well, continue to laugh even harder - until Penguin shocks everyone by sinking his fang-like teeth into the nose of the man who insulted him, spraying blood all over the room!
** An earlier and even less funny example occurs when Max Shreck discovers that Selina Kyle has been snooping around his office and has uncovered his plot to siphon electricity from homes and businesses around Gotham City and sell the power back to them at below market price. Seemingly angry, Max orders Selina not to tell anyone about this and then backs her toward a window, accusing her of trying to thwart his attempts to establish a family legacy for himself and his son. Selina is apologetic all the way until Max actually pins her against the window and appears to be on the verge of hitting her - or worse. She turns defiant, calls him a bully, and snaps: [[TemptingFate "It's not like you can just kill me!"]] But Max is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity one of the most admired figures in Gotham City]], while Selina is a nobody, and he points this out to her; of ''course'' he can do whatever he wants to her. Selina whimpers until Max (seemingly) reveals that [[JustJokingJustification it was all an act]], and he chuckles at Selina's expense. Too relieved to be embarrassed, Selina starts to awkwardly laugh as well, mentioning: "For a second, you really frightened me" - just before Max turns on her in a rage and shoves her through the window, sending her falling several stories to what he is sure will be her death.
* Parodied in the first ''Film/{{Austin Powers|International Man of Mystery}}'' movie: Dr. Evil makes a maniacal boast, he and all of his minions [[EvilLaugh laugh wickedly]]....and then they embarrassingly peter out as they realize that [[MediumAwareness the director has not yet cut to the next scene]].
* The penultimate sequence of the Creator/AdamSandler comedy ''Film/BigDaddy'' features Sonny Koufax and all of his friends laughing at Sonny's bitchy ex-girlfriend, who betrayed Sonny only to wind up with a boyfriend who is a [[BurgerFool hamburger-flipping schlub]] while Sonny has become a reasonably successful lawyer. (Technically, the laughter is directed at the burger-flipping boyfriend rather than the ex, but it's clear from her reaction that she feels humiliated.)
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the live-action adaptation of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': one of the villain's {{Mooks}} trips and falls face-first in a pile of elephant dung, prompting a minor character to point this out as a "classic staple of physical comedy"; he then instructs everyone to "throw back their heads and laugh," which they do.
%%* A bittersweet version can be seen in ''Film/TheWildBunch''.
* Used darkly in another Sam Peckinpah movie, ''Cross of Iron''. It ends with Corporal Steiner laughing at his commander's incompetence in combat as the [[ZergRush Red Army ]] swarms the Wermacht's positions. His laugh is played over the credits, which are pictures of [[DownerEnding atrocities during the 20th Century.]]
* ''Film/RoadHouse''. The tense ending is broken up by a surviving (but very dazed) henchman who declares that a polar bear fell on him. Everyone laughs, albeit wearily.
* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad''. At the very end Haroun is clinging to some ropes and hanging above the deck of Sinbad's ship. Sinbad tells him to make himself fast to the ropes and Haroun says that he trusts in Allah. He then falls from the ropes but is saved from death by a rope tied to him. Both Sinbad and the Vizier tell him "...but tie up your camel!", thus completing Sinbad's CatchPhrase. Every one present then laughs at Rashoun and the joke.
* In ''Film/DevilFish'', which is an odd choice for a KillEmAll horror movie. Stella and Peter laugh, at least. Everyone else is ''dead''.

* At the climax of Witold Gombrowicz's novel ''Trans-Atlantyk'' everything indicates that multiple murders are about to follow: a son will kill his father, the father will kill his son and the Knights of the Spur have just arrived, ready to bring on any amount of gore. However, the view of the aforementioned son, Ignac, dancing has mesmerized everyone to such a great extent, that when he breaks into laughter instead of hitting the parent, that laugh gets infectious, and ultimately disarms everybody present, making them fall about in convulsions and defecate uncontrollably, thus neutralizing any of the would-be murders.
* Book 7 of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, of all things, ends this way, after Jenssen remarks that Richard must know a lot about magic. Everyone except Jenssen and Richard, who mutters that it's not that funny...
%%* ''Literature/TheColorPurple''
* ''[[Literature/StephanieHarrington A Beautiful Friendship]]'' ends like this. Steph's mother warns her daughter to behave properly and both Stephanie and Lionheart agree. Seeing how obedient they seem and remembering how they behaved before, everybody bursts into laughing.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Every episode of ''Series/PoliceSquad'' ends with Drebin and Hocker cracking a joke about the criminal they just sent to prison, followed by a mock-freeze frame: the main actors freeze, but the camera keeps running. The strain of holding the pose over the course of a minute takes a visual toll on the actors as events around them continue to play out, such as poured coffee overflowing and a prisoner trying to escape the set.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' had the Everybody Laughs Except [[TheSpock Spock]] Ending, which was homaged in the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Bound" where Everybody Laughs Except T'Pol.
-->'''Scotty''' I gave them to the Klingons...where they'll be no tribble at all!
** This stretched the suspension of disbelief at some points, as you'd have laughter endings when several people had died.
*** In "The Ultimate Computer", that would be ''several hundred Federation crewmen''.
*** To be fair, the laughter at the end of "The Ultimate Computer" is more of the nervous and subdued variety, it's only Kirk and [=McCoy=], and [=McCoy=] as a doctor is likely used to using BlackHumor as a coping mechanism.
** Subverted in "The Menagerie," when Kirk tries to crack a joke about Spock's 'flagrant emotionalism.' Spock does make his customary protest about being insulted, but the mood and the soundtrack remain wistful as Spock wheels Captain Pike away--and the real ending is Kirk watching Pike given an illusion of health and wholeness on the planet below.
** Also happened in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' when Geordi and Ro get cloaked; it ends with Geordi cracking a rubbish joke and fake laughing with the fade out.
*** Also, at the end of "The Outrageous Okona", [[CannotTellAJoke Data]] manages to make the crew laugh with one unexpected joke, he then thinks he's on a run and ruins it by telling countless other lame jokes.
** In one episode of ''TOS'' ("The Galileo Seven"), they carry it on {{Narm}}fully long, even seeming to wind down and then start up again as if the characters suddenly realized the fade-out was taking too long and they needed to keep it up for a while longer.
** This actually became a plot point in the TOS episode "Day of the Dove" as it's the ''Enterprise'' crew and the Klingons laughing together that finally drives away the energy cloud that lives off ThePowerOfHate.
* The Australian AffectionateParody of '70s cop shows ''Series/FunkySquad'' always ended in this, with conspicuously fake "spontaneous laughter".
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' (another Australian AffectionateParody, this time of 60's spy action shows) had the same thing, including having the laughter at inappropriate moments when someone has just died.
* Mocked remorselessly in ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a spoof of 80's TV. The episodes tend to end with all the cast laughing... and [[OverlyLongGag laughing...]] and ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice laughing]]''.
* Nearly every episode of ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' ended this way, no matter how grisly and gratuitous the murder featured in that particular episode, [[EpilepticTrees as Jessica reveled in successfully pinning her crimes on someone else yet again.]]
** It seemed to depend on how [[SympatheticMurderer sympathetic]] the murderer was. If they had a tragic backstory and a selfless motive, the episode usually ended with Jessica shaking her head sadly.
* Parodied in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' where they would frequently all end the episode laughing hysterically after giving a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, "I didn't have to join the debate team to get attention from my family, I just had to starve myself to the brink of death! Ahahaha!" or by having one character stare at them bemused.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Parodied -- and taken to the extreme -- during the end credits of ''Film/DevilFish'' which also features its own laugh ending as listed above, with the trio attempting to laugh nonstop through the credits in response to the hero's cheesy end-movie joke.
** Parodied at the end of the ''Last of the Wild Horses'' episode, in which the cast gets mixed up in an ion storm, which send everyone into an alternate universe.
-->'''Tom Servo:''' You know, gang, I think about one trip a year to an alternate universe is enough for me!\\
''(all laugh for a second, then stop)''\\
'''Tom Servo:''' Wasn't that funny, was it?\\
''(everyone agrees)''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Played straight at the ending of "The Space Pirates". Jamie complains about getting a lift back to the TARDIS in the guest character's [[TheAllegedCar Alleged Spaceship]] and quips that he'd rather walk. The Doctor adds, "you might have to", and everyone laughs.
** Played straight in the ending of the serial "The Time Monster". The Master has just killed everyone in Atlantis and Jo and the Doctor are forlorn about it. Then Benton, who had been deaged to babyhood, shows up as a naked adult with no idea what's going on and [[NakedPeopleAreFunny everyone laughs at him]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - at the end of the early episode "I Robot, You Jane", Buffy and Xander console Willow over her falling for the wrong guy (a malevolent demon) - they remind her of their own romantic disasters and how none of them are ever going to have a normal, happy relationship. Xander chirps "We're all doomed!", everyone laughs...[[MadeMyselfSad then stops laughing as that sinks in]].
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' sometimes has these endings even when it's terribly inappropriate. Perhaps the most noticeable one is in "Children of Auron" when Avon cracks a lame joke and everyone laughs after [[spoiler:almost every member of Cally's race gets killed with biological warfare, including her sister.]]
* Season three of ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' has Merlin and Gaius eating a meal and laughing at the end of almost every episode.
* Parodied to the point of becoming horrific, in a clip from [[BlatantLies the famous eighties Terry Wogan animated series]], Wo-Gann!, shown on ''Series/HowTVRuinedYourLife''. Awful joke, cue a boisterous laugh from Wo-Gann... which just goes on, and on and on, until it becomes disturbing.
* One of the more notorious features of Israel’s first sitcom, ''Krovim Krovim''. This feature, among others, were [[AffectionateParody parodied]] thoroughly on the now over talk show ''Erev Adir'' in a series of skits, each ending with one character, usually a guest, asking, ‘Oh, so now we’re all supposed to laugh, right?’ and another saying, ‘That’s true!’ followed by everyone laughing.
* Many Glen A. Larson productions use this, almost as OncePerEpisode endings: ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', ''Series/KnightRider'', ''Series/{{Automan}}'', ''Series/{{Manimal}}'' have used (suffered?) this trope. Even ''Series/QuincyME'' did this sometimes.
* ''Series/YoungBlades'': The ending of "Four Musketeers and a Baby," after the Musketeers find out that [[spoiler:a woman [[TheCasanova D'Artagnan]] had been trying to track down because he thought she was the mother of his baby had become a nun after he passed out "like a useless turnip" before they could do the deed.]]
* Often done at the end of sketches on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', particularly if the guest had been the butt of jokes during the sketch, to show that it was all in fun. And almost every episode ends with JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf interrupting the end credits to make a final quip at the expense of the show and then bursting into their trademark "old-man laughter" just before the closing theme's final saxophone riff.
* Most episodes of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' ended with [[ThoseTwoGuys Bulk and Skull]] getting humiliated, and all the teens laughing at their embarrassment. At the end of the season two intro (which gave us Lord Zedd and the Rangers' near-defeat), the Rangers use the Viewing Globe to look in on the recently-deposed Rita. Not only do they have a laugh at her expense, but ''[[NotSoAboveItAll Zordon]]'' joins in.
%%* Happens often on ''Series/MythQuest''. Occasionally it was at the expense of another character.
* One episode of ''Space: 1999'' has the main characters doing this, but it looks like they're trying a little too hard....
* Downplayed in many of the early episodes of ''Series/{{Poirot}}''; although Poirot himself has far too much dignity to fall about the place laughing as in some of these examples, many episodes will end on him smiling in amusement at his friends after one final little joke or revelation.
* Most of the episodes for the {{Creator/Studio100}} Series/KabouterPlop mostly ends with the characters laughing. Mainly when ever Klus's pranks for the other characters backfires on him.

* If you live in Malaysia, you'll still hear this a lot on radio commericals even to this day. Some of the laughs even sound forced and creepy, and ventures into scary territory!

* Music/GiuseppeVerdi's opera ''Falstaff'' ends with the entire cast laughing at the end of a finale ensemble whose theme is that "all the world's a joke."
* Jean-Paul Sartre's ''Theatre/NoExit'' ends with a particularly unsettling example following the central revelation of the play.
* The Music/GeorgeGershwin JukeboxMusical ''Nice Work If You Can Get It'' ends with the song "They All Laughed", which is admittedly more of a song about TakeThat! and ItWillNeverCatchOn than a straight up laugh ending, but it's close....ish.
--->But ho ho ho!\\
Who's got the last laugh now?\\

[[folder:Video Games]]
%%* The ending of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''
%%* The ending of ''[[VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce Star Trek Voyager Elite Force]]''.
%%* The ending of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaCDiGames The Wand of Gamelon]]''.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI.'' After the party finds the escaped Espers and brings them back to Thamasa, the story appears to be headed towards a happy ending, with everyone on scene laughing about Locke and Celes' reconciliation. But then we hear a familiar laugh ring out and in walks Kefka, who [[spoiler: captures all the Espers, kills Leo, and eventually invades the Esper continent, causing it to float into the sky.]]
* Many scenes in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series end with the camera moving upwards and a painfully extended laugh by all present.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' [[spoiler:subverts]] this at the end of Chapter 9, after Pit defeats Medusa.
-->'''Pit:''' We did it! We really did it!\\
'''Palutena:''' Congratulations! I know it wasn't always easy.\\
'''Pit:''' Aw, but it was so worth it! With the world at peace again, even the sun feels warmer!\\
'''Palutena:''' Aw, you're so cute, Pit!\\
'''Both:''' Ahahahahahahahah!\\
[[spoiler:'''Hades:''' [[WhamLine Now wait just a second.]]]]
%%* [[spoiler:Both endings]] in ''VideoGame/CodeOfPrincess''.
* ''Videogame/TheFiremen'' ends with [[spoiler: Pete cracking a pretty lame joke causing Pete and Danny to burst into laughter, possible because of the relief of surviving such a stressful situation.]]
* The Cast of Series/StarTrekVoyager laugh, in VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce, when Tuvoc claims that Captain Janeway has insulted him, by claiming he has a sense of Pride?
* A darker version of this occurs at the end of the Jetstream DLC of ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', in which [[spoiler:Sam, after having his arm chopped off and offered a job by Senator Armstrong, quietly laughs at his predicament, with Armstrong chuckling along with him.]]
* The ending of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda: the Wand of Gamelon]]''.
-->'''Link:''' What happened?\\
'''Zelda:''' Nothing, Link, we were just about to have a feast.\\
'''Link:''' Great!\\
''(Zelda and the King laugh)''
* One of the side missions in ''Videogame/WatchDogs2'' -- the one where the Ded-Sec team trick Shkreli-expy Gene Carcani out of twenty million dollars -- ends with this. Perhaps the only reason Sitara isn't heard laughing is that she had her audio output rigged to "mic-spam" the Bobo Dakes soundboard they used to accomplish the mission.
-->'''Wrench:''' ''[howling with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5i02yi4vyE&t=8m24s uncontrollable laughter]] throughout the whole voice chat call]''\\
'''Marcus:''' ''[on the verge of laughter]'' Guys..! Guys, he ju-... He just... donated twenty million to leukemia research!\\
'''Sitara:''' ''[using a soundboard of Bobo Dakes]'' Bitch better have my money!\\
'''Marcus:''' ''[laughs]'' Yo! Who ''did'' that?!

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The web cartoon ''The Mr. Gear and Clippy Show'' lampshaded this at the conclusion of the "Return of Dr. Disc" arc, where after all the loose ends are tied up, everyone starts laughing for no apparent reason. One of the characters asks "Why are we laughing?" before the scene moves to the closing credit screen.
%%* The web animation ''WebAnimation/BonusStage'' ends this way.
%%* [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/myth1.php This]] ''Series/MythBusters'' parody from ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie''.
* Done a few times on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** At the end of "The King of Town", everyone has a laugh at the expense of the King of Town when Homestar reveals the King ate his own missing sheep.
** The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "ISP" parodied this by having Strong Bad's laughter [[LaughingMad reach maniacal, mildly-disturbing levels]] before the cartoon cut back to [[BrickJoke the GIF Strong Bad was trying to download earlier in the cartoon]].
* ''WebAnimation/BadDays'' ends episode #8, "Captain America", with Nick Fury and Cap laughing after realizing they almost forgot Thanksgiving, then Fury continuing to laugh up through everyone's dinner time. [[spoiler:Cap's ice cream makes him become a HumanPopsicle once again, but Fury doesn't seem to notice.]]

%%[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/06/16/the-death-of-wonderella/ here]].
%%* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2008-08-09/comic/mort-to-it-than-zombies/alls-well-that-ends-in-bloodshed/ plays it straight before subverting it]].
%%* Happens in a guest strip of ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' [[http://www.gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2011-03-14 here]].
%%* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' does one [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2527#comic here]] (with a dark twist, of course).
%%* ''Webcomic/PlanetOfHats'': "(Despite hundreds of deaths.)" [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/planetofhats/episodes/0054.html Here]].

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* Parodied by ''Creator/{{Tobuscus}}'' in the first episode of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwXi5LgNms Tobuscus Animated Adventures]]. Toby and Gabe go to ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' thanks to a hilarious misunderstanding and get attacked by zombies. Gabe helps Toby fight off the zombies, then makes an [[IncrediblyLamePun absolutely atrocious pun]]. Both laugh uproariously... and then Toby, who was bitten earlier, [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie attacks Gabe]]. The end.
* Episode 7[[note]]the second half of the Yellow Temperance chapter)[[/note]] of ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'' ends with the heroes laughing at a quip from Polnareff.
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' alongside WebVideo/EightiesDan, Dan and his friends do this before the ad break, complete with Freeze Frame Ending. Critic tries to do it too, but doesn't know how they freeze frame like that. 80's Dan and crew remain frozen for much of the second half of the review.
* Lampshaded in ''WebVideo/ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver''. The trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WAG9Xn5bJwQ#t=189 ends]] with all characters laughing and the protagonist noting "It's not going to be entirely a dramatic film. Because we laughed there."

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short "Of Feline Bondage" ends this way. While invisible, Jerry goes after Tom with scissors and cuts his fur down to GoofyPrintUnderwear. The invisibility potion he was using immediately wears off, and Tom cuts up Jerry's fur into a FurBikini. Tom then starts laughing. Then Jerry sees himself in a mirror, and also starts laughing. After Jerry poses humorously for Tom, they both end the short rolling on the floor laughing.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** One of the more famous examples comes from this show, in which most episodes ended with the title character shouting his own name ("Scooby-dooby-Doo!") and the rest of the cast laughing about it.
** Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', when they finally end an episode this way, but the whole gang comes together for a a Creator/VincentPrice-styled Everybody [[EvilLaugh Laughs Maniacally]] Ending.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', after Johnny crashes through the school roof and lands on the sign, Dukey, Johnny, and sisters laugh.
-->'''Dukey:''' Hey, let's laugh like they do at the end of sitcoms!
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub'' plays this trope completely straight and ''utterly whores it to death.'' You'd be hard-pressed to find an episode that doesn't feature this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', in general, was not too bad an offender, but the page quote comes from "[[TrappedInTVLand Episode 257-494]]" (season four, episode one) parodies this: In addition to the above quote, if you pay close attention you'll notice everyone ''starts'' laughing but the Titans almost immediately stop and look somewhat worried while the LaughTrack continues for about an extra second.
** Particularly awful when the really serious episodes end this way. It basically says "Hey, we just went through hell but somehow we made everything okay! Let's just ignore the awful seriousness of this and laugh! Ha ha ha!" The episode [[spoiler: The End]] is an exceptionally bad case.
* Parodied on most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''; generally whatever they're laughing at is very morbid, interrupted by something horrible, or at someone's expense. And "everybody" usually includes characters who were otherwise not in the episode, and in some cases, otherwise not in the show at all, like Jesse Jackson and a Korean princess.
** A good example from one episode has everybody in Harvey's office laughing, interrupted by [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] showing up, only to be carried off by Avenger, presumably to be eaten. Then they all laugh even harder.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' normally played this straight. However, it was lightly spoofed in the bat episode. At the end, Ms. Frizzle and Ralphie burst out laughing over his ending joke while Ralphie's mother looks back and forth between them with a deadpan expression.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' used this in the episode "Curling Flower Space". At the end of Space Ghost's retelling of the last episode's events, everyone laughs twice and Creator/HannaBarbera ending music is used during both laughs.
* Lampshaded, of course, on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In "So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show", Homer awakens from a coma thinking it's still AprilFoolsDay. Bart tells him that it's actually been a couple of months since then, and he's lost 5% of his brain. This turns out to be [[AprilFoolsPlot another April Fool's joke]], and the entire family laughs. Homer plays along by responding with "me lose brain? Uh oh!" Everyone laughs again, until Homer interrupts them by earnestly asking "Why I laugh?" The rest of the family stops laughing and looks very concerned, and the episode ends right there.
** Parodied at the end of the episode where Sideshow Bob attempts to romance (and kill) Selma by opening a gas line: Bart closes by saying "Now let's get out of this gas-filled hallway before we all suffocate." Everyone laughs, presumably from the effects of the gas leak.
** Parodied in "Last Exit to Springfield", where the main characters are gathered in a dentist's office and laugh very loudly at a mildly amusing joke, then it is revealed that the doctor left the laughing gas on.
** Parodied in one of the Halloween episodes, where, after destroying an evil wig, Chief Wiggum quips "Now THAT'S what I call a bad hair day!" Everyone cracks up except for Marge, who [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Apu and Moe are dead...but drops her protest when she gets the joke, and joins in the laughter.
** Used also in the ''Wiggum P.I.'' segment of the episode "The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase", ending in a 70's freeze frame of Wiggum, Skinner, and Ralph laughing at Skinner's OneLiner, capped with a wacky brass coda.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E23HomersEnemy Homer's Enemy]]", everyone laughs [[TheFunInFuneral at Grimes' funeral.]] Yes, even Reverend Lovejoy!
-->'''Homer, sleeptalking:''' Change the channel, Marge!
-->'''Lenny:''' That's our Homer!
-->*everbody laughs*
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," which ends with every character featured on the episode laughing one after another, even characters with no reason to laugh, such as Manray and the Dirty Bubble, who are in prison, even though the only "joke" was that Barnacle Boy couldn't finish his Krabby Patty.
** Subverted in a much later episode, "Spongicus". [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Krabs, and Squidward begin laughing as the music cue signals the end of the episode, but the scene continues. One by one, the characters get bored, stop laughing, and walk away.
*** [[OverlyLongGag And then]] [[BrickJoke the sea lion from before roars]]. Then the episode ends abruptly.
** Also parodied in "The Great Snail Race" in with the laughter is broken by an unexpected, angry attack from the sky care of Sandy, [[BrickJoke because Spongebob made a sexist comment the day before]].
--->'''Spongebob''': [to Gary] Looks like training is gonna start early, ladies! I called you a lady to humiliate and demean you; It's a motivational tool we coaches use.\\
[Elsewhere in Bikini Bottom]\\
'''Sandy:''' Hmm. I don't know why, but I think I'll kick [=SpongeBob=]'s butt tomorrow. \\
[At the episode's end]\\
'''Sandy''': [Kicks [=SpongeBob=] in the rear at the end of "The Great Snail Race"] That's for yesterday, [=SquarePants=]!
** The ending of "Spongebob You're Fired" has Spongebob, Squidward and Mr. Krabs laughing at Krabs' proposal to save money: charging people to use the bathroom.
* The {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} show ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' lampshades this on one particular episode, as one the characters points out the cue on WHEN to laugh after the joke.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' episode "The Special Fathers vs The Vampire Altar Boys," there is an awful pun in the dialogue that plays over the end credits. All the characters laugh at it, and the last line that can be heard is the guy who made the pun saying, "It's like the ending of a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' episode."
* ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' spent a ''lot'' of endings [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong mocking Eric]].
%%* A fairly common ending for stories on the Playhouse Disney classic ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter''.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' episode "Virtual Freak", where Freakazoid suggests they end the episode like this, when he's just trying to get out of accompanying Steff on a trip to the mall.
* The Creator/PBSKids show ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''. ''Excessively.'' Of course, "everyone" in this case generally means Emmy and Max (and Enrique in the third season), as stories from this show almost always end with these characters returning home.
%%* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'' has this ''almost'' every episode.
* Most every episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' ends with Orko doing something stupid and everybody laughing at him.
** In ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' it was usually either Bow or Madame Razz as the butt of the end-of-episode joke.
* A bunch of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' ended this way, sometimes ''without resolving the plot.''
%%* It's hard to find a ''{{Thundercats}}'' episode without this.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', when an episode ends with Woozy and Plastic Man laughing while Batman [[TheComicallySerious remains stoic]], IrisOut...then it irises back in as they continue laughing, and Batman walks away.
* Several episodes of the animated ''Franchise/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' ended like this, such as ''Red Rackham's Treasure''.
* Parodied many, many times in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', usually by having a satirical ShowWithinAShow play it straight, or sometimes just plain parodied using the characters themselves.
** Downright {{Deconstructed}} in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAtYq5yPByc one episode.]]
* Not overused in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', but still a few episodes end with the kids laughing (often at Sissi or Odd's expense) , especially in the first season.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** At the end of "Death", Marvin Marsh tells everyone he's planning a trip to Africa, and says over 400 people in Africa are eaten regularly by lions every year. [[spoiler:This is right after his deceased grandfather gave him a speech to wait to die of natural causes when he was trying to off himself throughout the episode.]] "That's our silly grandpa!" says Stan, and the last few seconds of the show consist of the boys laughing together, and they laugh even harder when Kyle farts.
** "Chickenpox" ended this way when the boys were at the hospital and their parents got herpes. They all laugh about it, and then Kenny dies. After a brief pause, everyone starts laughing again.
** Played completely straight - almost - in the HalloweenEpisode in which Father Maxi tried to stop the townspeople from celebrating Halloween (which he thought was an un-Christian holiday) by conjuring up "pirate-ghosts" to terrorize them. The plot is eventually foiled and Father Maxi is arrested, but then "Niblet" (an [[TheScrappy obnoxious, bee-like sidekick creature]]) plays a prank on everyone, tricking them into thinking the pirate-ghosts have returned. Once the characters catch on to the prank, one of them teasingly scolds: "Niblet!" and everyone has a good chortle. (However, it's a bit of a subversion when you remember that the pirate-ghosts actually did kill some people, and they were nothing to laugh about.)
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}''
** 1973-74 series episodes
*** "The Balloon People". Wonder Dog accidentally presses the balloon dog's air release button and everybody laughs at him.
*** "The Fantastic Frerps". After Wendy tricks Marvin into getting a raw egg dropped on his head, everyone (including Marvin) laughs.
*** "The Mysterious Moles". Marvin tells Superman "We dig!" Superman replies "Please Marvin, don't mention that word. I did more digging today than I've ever done in my whole life!" The rest of the Super Friends laugh politely.
*** "The Power Pirate". After Wonder Dog blows out a light bulb (?), the others laugh at him.
*** "Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.". A cart starts moving by itself, and when Superman removes it and finds Wonder Dog underneath pushing it. Wendy and Marvin make funny comments and they all start laughing.
*** "The Shamon U". Wonder Dog plays a prank on Marvin and all of the Superfriends have a good laugh.
*** "The Watermen". While Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog are playing a game of water polo with the aliens, Wonder Dog blows himself into the goal while carrying the ball. Wendy, Marvin and the aliens cheer and laugh.
*** "The Weather Maker". After Wendy plays a prank on Marvin, they have a good laugh.
** In later seasons, often occurred at the end of any episode featuring the Wonder Twins and Gleek the monkey or, more rarely, Robin.
* Likewise, most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' TOS end with the gang laughing at [[NonHumanSidekick Bandit]]. Examples: "The Robot Spy", "Pirates From Below", "Riddle of the Gold".
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' ended one out of five episodes here...and another one out of five on the BittersweetEnding.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Pet Rockey" ended this way, at [[ButtMonkey Samy's]] expense.
* 90% of all ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' episodes ended this way.
* Similarly, this is standard practice on ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins''. In fact, of the premiere six episodes, five of them end this way and the other ends with the Beasties laughing at the love-addled Beastly.
* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ended in a group laugh before the camera pulled away to [[SealedWithAKiss seal it with a kiss]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' has Everybody Laughs ''credits''. Whether this is supposed to be ironic is unclear.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has this in a fake advertisement for [[DeliciousFruitPies Justice Fruit Pies]].
** They also did "Mock Five", an episode parodying ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', which ended with this.
* ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' has this a LOT.
* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had several episodes that ended with this trope, playing it completely straight. However, when the more serious second season came along, the trope was completely dropped.
%%* The ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' episode "Mister Cat" ends this way.
* Parodied at the end of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "The Ninja." Ninja Dave pulls a katana on Dan, but then puts it away and says "Just kidding." The camera pulls out as he, and only he, laughs.
%%* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' ended at this way.
* Parodied, along with many other tropes of Saturday morning cartoons, on ''Lantern Jaw'', an animated segment on a British Saturday morning kids' show of TheNineties.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode "Gopher Bash," Yoshi belches after devouring all the rescued crops, resulting in Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool sharing a laugh.
%%* OnceAnEpisode in ''Westernanimation/HereComesTheGrump''.
%%* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'' ended this way.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is one of the few shows from the 21st century where this trope is regularly used without a hint of irony.
** Parodied, however, at the end of "Sisterhooves Social", when it turns out that Rarity was entirely serious in suggesting they all go to a spa to celebrate.
** It doubled as a BrickJoke in "A Bird in the Hoof", which opened with Rainbow Dash trying unsuccessfully to get a royal guard to laugh. At the end, when Rainbow Dash and Celestia's pet finally get the guards to start laughing, everyone else joins in.
* The ending to the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' special "Rescue at Midnight Castle" is this. Comes off as strange since the rest of the episode was quite dark for a cartoon based on a toy for girls.
* A particularly disturbing example came up in "B.O.T.", an old episode of ''{{Transformers}}'', which featured two boys dragging a girl to an unpleasant fate, while all the Autobots, who don't notice, are ''just laughing away''. Earned the title "Worst Episode Ever" on the TF Wiki.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episodes use these constantly ever since the switch to CGI.
** "Misty Island Rescue". "You'll be laughing on the other side of your boilers soon, silly steamies! [[EvilLaugh MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!]] [[BigYes Yessssss..."]]
* ''Westernanimation/SpaceGhost''
** "Ruler of the Rock Robots". Space Ghost, Jan and Jace laugh at Blip for posing on one of the robots and wanting his picture taken.
** "The Drone". Space Ghost, Jan and Jace laugh at Blip for fooling around with and activating an alien device.
** "The Energy Monster". Jan and Jace laugh at Blip when he fools around with the heat gun and turns it into an improvised pogo stick.
** "The Sorcerer". During the episode the Sorcerer turns Jan and Jace into giant versions of the monkey Blip. At the end Jace says "He certainly made monkeys out of us." and Jan agrees with him. Blip takes offense at the insult and Jan apologizes, after which Jan, Jace and Blip all laugh.
** "The Time Machine". At the end Blip the monkey tries to use the machine to go back 3 million years. Jace says that everyone was living in trees then and Jan suggests Blip was trying to find a girlfriend. Jan and Jace then laugh at Blip.
** "Transor - The Matter Mover". At the end, Transor gives an EvilLaugh before escaping and Space Ghost reveals that he will be captured by the Galactic Patrol. Jace says "He who laughs last gets caught" and Jan, Jace and Blip all laugh.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes Marvel Super Heroes]]'' adaptation of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's resurrection ends with one of these, after Cap claims to have become "stiff" after fighting several gangsters himself, and Wasp tells him that he's "[[IncrediblyLamePun not near as stiff]]" as he was when ComicBook/TheAvengers found him unconscious.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' had this happen gradually after the Ghost with the Most Puns gave Doomy [[IncrediblyLamePun windshield vipers]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had babies and adults alike laughing at an AffectionateParody of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
* Episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' pretty much always end this way.
* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.
* Most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow.''
* A number of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' episodes end this way, especially ones from late 1960s.
* A ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' cartoon has this happen, because Betty [[http://youtu.be/E9Tb4TMibk0 accidentally releases laughing gas on the public.]]
%%* Very frequently used on ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}''.
%%* You'd be hard-pressed to find a ''WesternAnimation/RocketRobinHood'' episode that ''didn't'' have this.
%%* Very common in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': When used, it's often focused on Billy's stupidity or ButtMonkey status, although Billy's too stupid too care anyway and will always laugh along with the rest of the cast (except for Mandy, who [[PerpetualFrowner never smiles]]).
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': Used (and {{Lampshaded}} to hell and back) in "The Platypi Psonic Psensation Psimulator".
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}} The Galaxy Trio]]'' episode "The Demon Raiders". At the end of the episode Meteor Man and Vapor Man say that by the time the villain gets out of prison they will both have long white beards. Gravity Girl says that she might have grey hair, but not a beard. All three of them have a laugh at her [[SarcasmMode clever joke]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticVoyage''
** "The Atomic Invaders". Herman Brownmetal is a butterfly collector who goes along with the team on its mission. At the end of the episode he asks the aliens if they have any butterflies on their planet. Erica Lane says "Oh Herman!" and both she and Jonathan Kidd laugh.
** "The Mind of the Master". TheMole who harmed Guru is captured by the team.
--->'''Professor Carter:''' He's decided to give up magic and go to work for a living.\\
'''Busby Birdwell:''' You know, that's not a bad idea. It's a lot safer! [The entire team laughs].
** "Gone Today, Here Tomorrow". At the end Guru animates one of the toys the team spent the episode re-capturing in order to scare Busby Birdwell. Erica Lane says "Guru! You did that!" and Guru smiles (one of the very few times he did that during the series) and the entire team laughs.
** "The Day the Food Disappeared". The villain is a MadScientist called "The Professor". After The Professor is defeated, Professor Carter (the protagonists' MissionControl) says he'll take care of him.
--->'''Professor Carter:''' After all, one professor is enough, wouldn't you say?\\
'''Jonathan, Busby, Erica and Guru:''' [All laugh]
** "The Hobby House". During the course of the episode Busby Birdwell has to dress as a pixie. However, the team forgets his uniform so he has to go back to base in his pixie costume.
--->'''Jonathan Kidd:''' But don't worry, they'll never be able to tell the difference. [Everybody laughs at poor Busby].
** "The Perfect Crime". During the episode Jonathan pretends to be a criminal to catch a gang of real criminals, but doesn't tell the rest of the team he's doing so. At the end Erica asks that the next time he wants to do something like that he let the team know about it. Jonathan agrees and starts talking about a gold shipment coming in. Busby says "Yeah? Where?", then realizes that Jonathan was joking and says in an annoyed way "Oh, very funny!" The rest of the team laughs at him.
* This was fairly common on ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'', a children's animated series about the adventures of a turtle and his friends, somewhat like ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', but generally without that the pop-culture references and edge that on its face would make it more appealing to older viewers.
* The UK cartoon ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' has almost every episode ending with the characters onscreen throwing themselves backwards onto the ground while laughing uncontrollably.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** "The Signal". The titular signal abruptly sends Gumball and Darwin back home to their family, where they all share a laugh, with Gumball and Darwin nervously joining in, before the signal cuts in again.
** "The Test". Appropriate since [[spoiler:the episode slowly turns into a clichéd sitcom starring Tobias.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Parodied in "Summerween". At the end of the episode, the Mystery Shack crew gathers around a TV set to watch cheesy old horror movies, and Grunkle Stan announces that [[SpoofAesop the real meaning of Summerween]] is about getting the family together to celebrate what really matters -- "Pure ''evil''!" Cue Stan leading everyone else in a round of [[EvilLaugh maniacal laughter]].
* Happens in a lot of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', such as "Kid-Kart Derby"
* On ''Literature/LlamaLlama'', Mama Llama and Llama Llama have a laugh at the end of "Time to Share" when she "shares" the last piece of cake with him by smearing the icing on his, her and possibly Fuzzy Llama's noses.[[note]]There's no visible indication she's the one who smeared it on Fuzzy, which may have something to do with the "semi-sentience" of Fuzzy described in the show's pitch bible.[[/note]]