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-> ''"Even funnier than the man who has been made ridiculous, however, is the man who, having had something funny happen to him, refuses to admit that anything out of the way has happened, and attempts to maintain his dignity."''
-->--'''Creator/CharlieChaplin'''

Just because [[NoSenseOfHumor a character is as fun-loving and jolly as a manically depressed anteater with anorexia]] doesn't mean they can't be funny. A Comically Serious character's lack of reaction to [[WeirdnessMagnet embarassing, undignified, or just plain bizarre situations]] can subvert our expecations of embarassment, hysteria, or insanity and make for Comedy Gold. When they're not serving as the 'straight man' for all the wacky hijinks the universe throws their way, the character is likely to be a DeadpanSnarker, TheStoic, or TheQuietOne.

Typically works as a StraightMan in the cast, although they may have a [[RuleOfFunny quirky]] [[FearOfThunder Achilles']] [[CutenessProximity Heel]]. Often, they become the victim of NotSoAboveItAll.

Comically Serious characters often turn up in {{Brit Com}}s.

Bizarrely enough, has a very similar comedic style to the certain kinds of {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, in that the [=Cloudcuckoolander=]'s comedy often comes from serious reactions to their own oddities, while The Comically Serious's comes from serious reactions to other peoples' oddities. Might also be the ButtMonkey in settings where being serious is seen as an offense.

A SubTrope of {{Bathos}}.

A SisterTrope to SeriousBusiness, ComicalOverreacting.

Compare NoSenseOfHumor, SoUnfunnyItsFunny, {{Narm}}. Contrast DudeNotFunny.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/KarakuriCircus'': Narumi's [[NoSenseOfHumor nonexistent sense of humor]] is a problem - because only causing someone to laugh will halt his IncurableCoughOfDeath. Crosses over into SoUnfunnyItsFunny, at times.
* Raven from ''Manga/{{Gravion}}'', though this is a result of literally BecomingTheMask. [[spoiler: Ayaka, the current "Raven" is a woman and far more emotional than her unfunny alterego.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Byakuya Kuchiki in the omakes. He makes a joke. Once. It makes Renji FreakOut. He tries to do a comedy routine on stage. The audience was disturbed. Also note his obsession with Seaweed Ambassador. Finally, he sure loves his bunny drawings... which look exactly like Rukia's.
** In addition to playing roles that are [[RecycledScript structurally]] [[EvilCounterpart very similar]], Byakuya and Ulquiorra have [[TheStoic similar personalities]]. Like Byakuya, Ulquiorra's comically serious tendencies show up in a couple of {{Omake}} and episodes previews. (This may be one reason why [[AngelDevilShipping pairing]] [[MindGameShip him]] with [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Orihime]] is so popular).
* Jin in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo.'' At first glance, he comes off as a [[TheStoic stoic]], cool, smooth, handsome {{badass}}, but then the series proceeds to place him in some of the most comedic of situations alongside his companions. This includes a torture montage, working at an eel stand, getting a sore back after a night with unattractive courtesans, having to pretend to be a tour guide to win back his pawned swords, and dressing up as a female prostitute.
** It's the fact that he's always ''so'' damn serious that gives him the CrowningMomentOfFunny for the entire flippin' show. He's kneeling on a rock in the middle of a river while Mugen and Fuu are over on the shore. With no warning he suddenly dives in, swims and flails around like an utter madman, RUNS up to them in double-time animation (freaking them out in the process) and collapses in a prone-kneeling position before them, panting heavily... And holding a pouch full of (unknowingly, forged) gold coins. MUST be seen to be believed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': During the ''very'' rare occasions of humor, [[ManipulativeBastard Commander Gendo Ikari]] and [[TheStoic Professor Kouzou Fuyutsuki]] fit this perfectly. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "It's hot." "Yes."]]
** Gendo can also stare depressingly at Eva-01... while in an orange raincoat.
** There's also something funny about Fuyutsuki {{facepalm}}ing and muttering "Those kids are embarrassing us again..." when Shinji and Asuka are bickering at the end of Episode 9.
*** In the dub he says "Those ''darn'' kids are embarrassing us again". There's something very comical about that, as the wizened old Vice-Commander can't even say "damn". It comes out sounding like a line from a sitcom.
** Rei Ayanami, several times, specially whenever she interacts with Shinji and/or Asuka.
* [[TheGunslinger Switzerland]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is generally a serious, stern character, and occasionally throws out gems like this in his typically serious, stern manner:
--> Christmas is about family and loving people. ''[Pause.]'' Now get bent.
** Japan has his moments as well, especially during Germany's training sessions on how to deal with being asked to react if England attacks, or what to do if the enemy asks him to surrender. He gives his answers in complete seriousness:
--> You should imitate William the First's loud voice!
--> Yes sir! I respond Japanese way! Be unclear! Say one thing, but mean something else completery opposite! Lie to them!
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Riza Hawkeye is a rare female example in the manga omake, doing such things as trying to measure Ed's height against his will, introducing her dog and responding to Mustang's musing that he might want to grow some facial hair by [[FaceDoodling drawing on his face with a marker]] all with [[TheStoic a completely straight face]] .
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], Roy Mustang is like this up until he's confronted with [[TeamPet Black Hayate]] and gives a speech about how he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dMQ7m9oQ0 loves dogs]]! Later in the episode, he reveals that his first executive order as Fuhrer President would be to make all female army personnel wear... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WKPH_8PwFA tiny minskirts]]!''
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'''s the [[EmotionlessGirl unexpressive]] Sakaki and the [[StraightMan stern]] Yomi.
* ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'': Sergeant Frog {{lampshade}}s and spoofs this relentlessly with no-nonsense {{Badass}} soldier Giroro.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask is a pretty serious guy, but can sometimes lapse into this. Particularly when his child-like girlfriend Usagi/Moon (or any of the Sailor Senshi) say or do something that is so over-the-top all he can do is stare at them with a look that says "Moving right along..." Haruka/Uranus and Michiru/Neptune also slip once or twice into this.
* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Kyon, who is also the DeadpanSnarker; his creativity and sense of wonder is likely just repressed, though. His aloofness doesn't prevent him from getting stuck in alternate worlds with a [[MagicalGirlfriend Magical]] SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, or from finding himself smack-dab in the middle of mysterious murder cases.
** Yuki Nagato is another example, reacting with [[TheStoic robotic coldness]] to all the wacky hijinks created by Haruhi and Mikuru. Yuki herself is not above a friendly prank or two. Even if she doesn't show external signs of enjoying it...
** Kyon's [[GenderFlip genderbent]] counterpart, [[FanFic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoSeitenkan Kyonko]], is even better at this than the original.
* Juubei Kakei in ''Manga/GetBackers'' (at least as an adult). Toss in blindness, unfamiliarity with the modern world, and copious amounts of HoYay. And for extra hilarity, they told him he wasn't funny. He was ''devastated''.
* Zelgadiss from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. Which ''of course'' makes him [[ButtMonkey the butt of jokes]] once the series goes comedic.
* Somehow, Unfunny Hatori Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manages to put up with ChivalrousPervert Shigure Sohma and LargeHam Ayame Sohma. Hatori is the only serious one of the three, [[NoSenseOfHumor without much of a sense of humour]]. Although this is justified, given his traumatic past. Maybe he's just plain tired of Shigure and Ayame's antics, after all this time?
** Yuki can sometimes fall into this, especially after he starts trying to head the Student Council.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Part of the appeal of LadyOfWar Cornelia li Brittania is the potential for comic seriousness in just about any comedic situation she could be put into. Fanartists have caught onto this, and she's frequently shown looking flustered in comparison to the other characters. Canon toys a bit with this, considering the reaction she had to Clovis's [[ChivalrousPervert raunchy swimsuits]]. And Cornelia was ''naked'' or at least topless when she commented on how Euphie shouldn't wear any of them. She was concerned about wearing one herself, and it was quite amusing to hear Euphie forcibly putting one on her.
** Lelouch has his moments too. The DarkMessiah is capable of ScreamingLikeAGirl when a cat steals his mask, before running after the cat proclaiming "I shall not be defeated by a feline!" as passionately and seriously as he often declares "I will obliterate Britannia!" As with Cornelia, the sound dramas have fun with this. Suzaku in particular enjoys teasing Lelouch in order to get him flustered. Lelouch goes from panicking about the potential downfall of the Black Knights to blushing because Suzaku ate a piece of rice off Lelouch's face within the space of a minute.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Chrono's expression of cold professionalism remains the same even when he's wearing a bandage tied as a ribbon, combing down a coworker's IdiotHair, or lightening up the atmosphere with a joke.
* Re-L in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' gets this a couple of times, due to her being a Very Serious Intelligence Operative...who ended up WalkingTheEarth with Vincent, who is effectively TheFool with superpowers.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Zoro. He plays both 'badass' and 'buffoon' very well, but what makes it funny is that he's ''so serious'' the whole time.
** A filler episode set soon after Enies Lobby uses this as its entire premise (the title, "Zoro's Slapstick Housework Help", should tell you everything you need to know)
** He borders on being a ComedicSociopath. He's a cold-blooded killer, but when he angrily shouts at and threatens someone for giving him directions when he gets lost on a ''straight, narrow '''cliff''''', you know you're supposed to laugh at him.
** Zoro and Usopp are cuffed together while facing two opponents. With a totally serious face throughout. Zoro still is completely serious even as he executes his (innovative but completely ridiculous) plan. [[http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/12/25/the-katanas-name-is-sogeking/ See it to believe it.]]
-->'''Zoro''': I have a plan. We play rock-paper-scissors. The loser cuts off his hand.
-->'''Usopp''': How can you say such a scary thing with a straight face!
-->'''Zoro''': I'm not finished. Then he goes and gets Chopper to sew it back on.
-->'''Usopp''': We're not rag dolls!!
-->'''Zoro''': I have another idea...
-->'''Usopp''': I don't wanna hear it!!!
** Nico Robin is another example, especially given she's the only crew member who never adopts crazy facial expressions when shocked or angry (though that's been eroding since the Enies Lobby arc, and she's actually had a genuinely shocked face in the Dressrosa arc). She once calmly remarked how she knew Zoro hadn't been eaten by a shark because the water hadn't turned red, much to her crewmates' shock. She's also an occasional StraightMan for the crew's antics.
** And a less prominent character who is a notably perfect example: During the Enies Lobby showdown, Cipher Pol 9 agent [[spoiler: Kaku]] takes this trope to hilarious lengths (all ye who have not watched his fight with Zoro, spoil at your own risk): [[spoiler: not only does he turn into a ridiculous block-nosed giraffe-man, he gets ''defensive'' about it, and says things like "Witness the power of a giraffe!" all while keeping a perfectly straight face. Using attacks like "Giraffe Canon" and "Nose Gun" is several times funnier just because of how absurdly seriously Kaku takes himself.]] No wonder he came in 9th in the following popularity poll.
*** [[spoiler: Though he's right about being dangerous.]]
** Jinbei is starting to evolve into one by virtue of hanging out with [[spoiler: Luffy and Hancock on Amazon Lily]].
** Trafalgar Law does not appear to be sure how to react to [[spoiler:the Straw Hats' usual antics when he offers to ally with them in Punk Hazard]], resulting in this trope.
* Tezuka and Sanada from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', especially in the "chibi" episodes. Preceded by Rukawa, Akagi, Maki and Uozumi from ''Manga/SlamDunk''.
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'': Sousuke Sagara. At least it tends to actually be his fault, though. He eventually plays the straight man ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny to his own mecha]]''.
** This also applies to his appearances in crossover games like ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' - in the latter, his stoic attitude brings ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'''s RunningGag of [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]] being mistaken for a girl to new comedic heights.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Occasionally Setsuna acts like this. Her mentor-figure Eishun played this to comical absurdity in his own group.
** Fate, at one point, gets his arm cut off. He's not worried at all, since apparently, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal he can regenerate/reattach it perfectly well]], but his [[HaremGenre haremettes]] promptly freak the eff out. How does he try to calm them down? Use his severed arm to [[PetTheDog pat the head]] of the CatGirl of the harem. All with a rather dead expression on his face. It's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny rather hilarious]]. Two of the other haremettes actually point this out:
--->'''Shirabe''': F... Fate-sama actually attempting physical humor?
--->'''Homura''': Is that supposed to be funny?
** Chisame also qualifies on some occasions; most of her humor concerns her reactions to whatever absurd situation she ends up in.
** And in Cosmo Entelechia, we have [[spoiler: Dynamis]], who can be a really really LargeHam, but is ''always'' dead serious.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke Uchiha and Neji Hyuuga work out like this, though moreso in the anime. Of course, when something funny actually happens to them, it's just that much better. Seeing Sasuke with [[BlankWhiteEyes those white circle eyes]] is good for a laugh.
*** Best example of this has to be Shippuden episode 181 (a filler) where Sasuke gets attacked by an ostrich.
** One of the few fillers worth watching [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAO0E69-EgI has Neji spazzing out when he eats curry.]] Were it anyone else making those expression, it wouldn't be as funny. This trope is probably why Episode 101 is so popular despite being filler.
** Also, Shino. Is it really anyone wonder they dedicated an entire filler episode to [[strike:getting]] drugging him to laugh? His return of him sulking because Naruto failed to recognize him right away. Also his reaction to his bugs being eaten by that anteater.
** And Kakashi. Remember his reaction when Lee [[Funny/{{Naruto}} takes off his heavy wrist/leg bands upon Gai's request? As everyone is all OMG WTF BBQ, he just covers his masked face and thinks]] "[[CaptainObvious You really overdid it, Gai...]]" To enjoy a true "what the?" reaction from Kakashi, see [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=kakashi+shippuuden#/d1imui7 the beginning of his fight against Naruto and Sakura]] in ''Shippuuden''.
** And Sai, too. His reaction to Konohamaru's yaoi version of the Sexy no Jutsu, which involves him and Sasuke naked? [[DullSurprise "Ah, it's me and Sasuke-kun."]]
** [[spoiler:Itachi.]] His response to Naruto telling him about how inescapable, completely fatal the attack being used on them is, based on his own experience? "So, why are you still alive?"
* Giovanni from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. Which of course, only makes Meowth's progressively delusional {{Imagine Spot}}s that much weirder.
** And recently, the Team Rocket trio themselves in the "Best Wishes" arc. One episode had them break from their serious dispositions when their life forces were being drained by Litwick. They attempt to menace the twerps, but they are exhausted and gasping for air even while reciting their motto.
* One of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny highlights]] of the ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' OVA episode (which spoofs the main series) is the resident EmotionlessGirl reciting [[CovertPervert smutty yaoi fanfic]] in a dead-serious CreepyMonotone.
* Vanilla from ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', less so in the video games. A [[TheStoic stoic]], EmotionlessGirl couldn't possible be funny, right? [[BewareTheNiceOnes You'd be wrong.]]
* ''Characters/LupinIII'' has the ''very'' formal and traditional Goemon Ishikawa XIII, who is often used this way for the {{Bathos}}. In the crossover movie, ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConan'', [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Goemon]] jumps from a plane and cuts through several floors of a building on his way to land in the vault. Once there, he says [[CatchPhrase "Once again I have cut a worthless object"]] as usual, completely serious... and his legs are wobbling from the impact, seemingly unnoticed. He tries so very ''hard'' to be serious and dignified... but when he hangs out with [[CrazyAwesome Lupin]]...
* A number of characters from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' qualify:
** Hayato Akaba of the Bando Spiders remains almost completely stone-faced while striking goofy rock-star poses for no apparent reason, and has a tendency to make convoluted music metaphors with the same completely serious expression.
** Seijuro Shin of the Oujou White Knight has [[WalkingTechbane a tendency to break any piece of technology more advanced than a stopwatch]], and is occasionally seen going to comically ridiculous efforts in his training.
** Shun Kakei of the Kyoshin Poseidons always takes the antics of his wackier teammates in stride, whether it's the rivalry between Ohira and Onishi or whatever hijinks Mizumachi is up to.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': Rei Tachibana. Nothing makes her humorless nature more glaring than when her pissed-off face takes up two thirds of the screen while [[GenkiGirl Himeko]] rises up on the remaining one-third and shoots off her motormouth while rocking side-to-side.
** Tsurugi Inugami would count even more, with him being the serious, near-emotionless one in the same class as characters like Misao Nanjo and Behoimi (not to mention that said class is taught by Old Geezer).
** Ichijou never once changes facial expressions (except to change to a more super-deformed version of the same stoic expression,) but is the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} supreme of the series.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Jotaro Kujoh has a perfect poker face, as he demonstrates to good effect when gambling against D'Arby. The reason he's so stoic is that he thinks his emotions are easy to read, so he tries to hide them, but of course no one can tell what he's thinking anyway. Naturally, he's put into quite a few humorous situations thanks to his deadpan reactions to the bizarre things that happen in the series.
* Stein from ''Manga/SoulEater'' with his RunningGag of him not be able to slide in a office chair without falling.
-->Let me try that again.
** While Stein does have his moments, Medusa plays a much straighter example. Everyone in the world of Soul Eater has a comedic gag going for them. Medusa's is interacting with these people while being the most serious person in the series. A key example is her meeting with [[spoiler:Death and Spirit.]]
* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'' uses this to great effect. No matter how strange the situation, the cast never loses their stoic expressions.
* Most of Erza's funniest moments in ''Manga/FairyTail'' derive from her ability to be completely serious in absurd situations.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' occasionally uses Mori's perpetual seriousness for a few laughs.
* Heinel plays this part in ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' when dealing with Gudelhian's antics.
* Garterbelt, [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty and Stocking's]] stern taskmaster. Ghost-slaying at God's command is SeriousBusiness, and there's [[AbsurdityAscendant nothing absurd]] about ghosts of [[VulgarHumor turd, semen, boogers or vomit]]. There are a few moments when even he can't remain serious all the time though. The end of the episode "If Angels Wore Swimsuits" is one of the funniest scenes in the whole series because of him.
* Mai, Nano, Sakamoto, and Kojiro, among others in ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}''.
* ''Anime/TonoToIssho'': Most of the main characters just don't realise how insane the stuff coming out of their mouths sounds, and remain completely stone-faced.
* Accelerator of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. He's a former serial killer and child soldier now undertaking a long and painful path to redemption. [[GoodIsNotNice He only ever laughs and smiles when he's brutally killing people]]. Therefore watching him get tackled to the ground and hit on by a drunken Misaka Misuzu near the end of season 2 was absolutely hilarious.
* Most of the punchlines from ''Manga/ServantXService'''s Megumi Chihaya come at her outwardly calmer moments... such as [[spoiler:declaring dryly that she and Ichimiya are an OfficialCouple]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has Commander Levi, who doesn't crack a smile ever. He's also the best at what he does (Killing Titans) despite possibly being the shortest male in the series. He's also ''deadly serious'' about cleaning, wears an apron and a dust mask and it just looks hilarious.
* At times, [[TheLancer Knuckles the Echidna]] in ''Anime/SonicX'' is an example.
* Laura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' takes everything seriously. Whether it be an IS battle or trying to find a pair of "hot panties" to flash Ichika with, she will treat it all the same. Bonus for her being [[GermanicEfficiency German.]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}} often plays the unfunny role. Anything can be made funnier by adding Batman as the straight guy. A rare exception is found in the ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', [[spoiler:when The Joker tells him [[ActuallyPrettyFunny a joke that makes them both laugh]].]] More typically: In "Hush", when Nightwing and Batman are in the Batmobile discussing Catwoman (well, Nightwing is discussing her... Batman is glaring off into the distance ignoring him):
-->'''Nightwing:''' If you don't want to talk with someone, why do you even have a passenger seat in the Batmobile?\\
'''Batman:''' Balance.\\
'''Nightwing:''' ...was that a joke? ... Of course not.\\
-- ''Hush''
* Anyone who hangs around SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for any length of time who is not named Harley Quinn and/or doesn't end up getting a whiff of laughing gas tends to become this. Not so much true in the SilverAge stories, in which the [[{{Mooks}} goons]] would often laugh along with their boss, but definitely so in most stories from the 1970s onward, and ''especially'' in stories from the '90s onward. There's ''Devil's Advocate'', in which [[FanNickname "Mister J"]] is tried in court for murder for the first time in his life and has his his lawyer [[PsychopathicManchild sign all his legal briefs with a lavender crayon]] (which the lawyer gladly does). Especially funny in the "Death of Batman" story arc, in which the Joker shoots a SnuffFilm that's supposed to end with Batman being gunned down in a '40s-era café. Not only does an entire movie studio treat the Clown Prince like just another prima-donna filmmaker, but two stone-faced film critics who look just like SiskelAndEbert stop by and [[TooDumbToLive give the Joker's film a bad review]]. [[DisproportionateRetribution He shoots them both dead]].
* To a lesser extent, {{Wolverine}} tends to be this. Whenever he teams up with young girls (which happens more often than you might think, though an exception can be made for X-23 who is pretty much as hardened as he is) it tends to be a mix between CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan. Hard as it may be to believe these days, in his GoldenAge Jack Cole comics he was the straight man surrounded by lunatics. Back then Plastic Man was a former criminal and was guilty of some rather serious crimes.
* Out of the lot of the [[VillainProtagonist villainous]] ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', the role of comically serious goes to Bane. It says something when you try to act fatherly to a grown woman by treating her like a ten year old.
* ''MoonKnight'': The title character is something of a CaptainErsatz of Batman, and usually takes this role when played against Spider-Man. Moon Knight is also insane DependingOnTheWriter (and universe). For example, during a super-hero rooftop meeting in ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan #107:
-->'''ComicBook/SpiderMan''': Don't mind me, I'm just here for the chicken wings.
-->'''Moon Knight''': ''(confused)'' There... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny There are no chicken wings.]]
* Comicbook/{{Cable}} to {{Deadpool}}'s antics.
* Previously, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} would fulfill this role. As pointed out before by a few fans, personality wise, he's not unlike Batman, meaning that any situation from his perspective could become funnier, or more awesome. He once had a oneshot story a while back, that involved him fighting evil circus folk while stealing a man's bike and leaving an apologetic note afterwards. A lot of humour was derived from the situation he was in, his reaction, and the ending which turned a small number of bits into a Brick Joke. Sadly, The X-Men are being as serious as they can now, so no more comically serious adventures for Cyke.
* Dream / Morpheus in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', either through being the straight man to the likes of Delirium or ImmortalImmaturity. When his latest affair ends badly at the beginning of "Brief Lives", he starts brooding on the balcony like a teenager - and [[FisherKing causes downpours]] throughout the Dreaming just to complete the pose.
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' takes great glee in turning Ultra Magnus into an Exaggerated version of this trope. Getting him to smile is a literal life-and-death matter in one story. ([[TheUnSmile And said smile is the creepiest thing you ever saw.]]) In another he literally cannot say the word "fun". He doesn't know the word "relax", either. And it's milked for all it's worth as regards showing how much his anal nature differs from the rest of the crew and placing him in silly situations and/or paired with silly characters. Sometimes he even manages to serve as the StraightMan to other characters who are usually the Straight Men themselves.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Just about any character played by ChristopherWalken.
* LeslieNielsen was a somewhat successful dramatic actor. When Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker came along and had him act the exact same way in a crazy situation in their film ''{{Airplane}}'', it made him a comedy legend. The rest is history. Hence LeslieNielsenSyndrome: it is difficult to impossible to watch older Leslie Nielsen films without stifling inappropriate giggles -- including such classics as ''ForbiddenPlanet''.
** The entire movie is based on this trope. Only Johnny acts silly.
-->'''Stryker:''' Surely, you can't be serious.
-->'''Rumack:''' I am serious. And don't call me "Shirley".
** Lloyd Bridges as Commander Cain in the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'' can induce a similar reaction, having spoofed such military commander roles in ''HotShots''. The ''Hot Shot'' movies treat everything completely serious, especially when Topper Harley (Creator/CharlieSheen) ends up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyDqd42-FKg using a chicken]] as [[AbnormalAmmo an arrow]].
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': Graham Chapman plays King Arthur completely straight through some of the most absurd moments in theatrical history, his stodginess in the face of carefree lunacy played for laughs.
--> '''Tim:''' Follow. [[LargeHam But! Follow only if ye be men of valour!]] For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel, that no man yet has fought with it... and lived! BONES of full fifty men lie ''strewn'' about its lair! So! Brave knights! If you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth... ''[makes fangs with his fingers and holds them in front of his mouth]''
--> '''King Arthur:''' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall What an eccentric performance.]]
* ''[[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator series]]'': This trope is often the basis for gags involving the Terminators and their [[NoSocialSkills lack of social skills]].
* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Agent K. So much so that when they were filming the first movie, TommyLeeJones was worried he wouldn't be funny, and they had to keep reassuring him that Agent K would be funny in context. He was.
** TommyLeeJones in just about any movie, where he approaches even the most absurd scenes completely serious and deadpan, such as in ''ManOfTheHouse'', where he plays a Texas Ranger tasked with guarding a squad of neurotic University of Texas cheerleaders who witnessed a murder.
*** Except ''Film/BatmanForever'', where he is HamAndCheese incarnate.
* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' gets a creepy introduction when he arrives to take Bill and Ted to Hell. He promptly gets Melvined by them and spends the rest of the film desperately trying to regain his dignity, which is shattered over and over again the more time he spends with them. In the end he decides 'Screw It', and becomes their bass player.
--> ''"Don't overlook *my* butt, I work out all the time. And reaping burns a lot of calories."''
* Creator/BusterKeaton started his unfunny act young. Working with his father on the stage, he was continually told to "freeze the puss" because a puzzled or frowning face after a gag made the audience laugh harder. This later carried over to his film career - when he's on screen, his face is a worried blank, his body is ramrod straight but his ''legs'' do the talking. This gave rise to the UrbanLegend that claimed that Keaton was actually ''contractually obligated'' to never smile (he wasn't).\\
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A biography of him explained this trope in action. As a child performer he wore a suitcase handle on the back of his jacket, allowing the adults to literally pick him up and toss him around the stage. The act ended with him getting shoved through a bass drum. If he emerged from the drum smiling and waving at the audience (to assure them he was unharmed), people assumed he was being abused and that the smiling was just something he had been ordered to do. If he kept his face deadpan throughout, he brought the house down every time.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Creator/AlanRickman's subdued performance as Snape is sometimes this, especially in the later films (Cormack puking on his shoes comes to mind).
** Rolling his eyes and pulling his sleeves back to push Ron and Harry's faces back into their work wouldn't have been nearly as funny if he'd had ''any'' change of attitude or expression.
** There's this little gem from ''Order of the Phoenix'', when Dolores Umbridge is conducting an inspection of the school:
-->'''Umbridge:''' You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, is that correct?
-->'''Snape:''' Yes.
-->'''Umbridge:''' But you were unsuccessful?
-->'''Snape:''' [''irritated but still deadpan''] Obviously.
* ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' - Oddly enough, Otis Driftwood is Comically Serious when he is in the company of Captain Spaulding and Baby Firefly.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' - Arthur, as he's the most serious in the [[BadassCrew Dream Team]] and smiles but twice in the whole film. He does have a [[DeadpanSnarker sense of humour]] though.
* ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' - Creator/DanAykroyd as Joe Friday.
* BruceLee has a few moments as the comically serious in some of his movies
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dumont Margaret Dumont]] in the films of TheMarxBrothers and others. So much so that for many years people believed that she really was that stuffy, and simply didn't understand the jokes. It's not true; she was well aware of how funny Groucho's lines were, but was a consummate professional and stayed in character. In one television performance late in their careers, Groucho even got her to [[{{Corpsing}} corpse]].
* Moe Howard from ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' is cast as the most "serious" Stooge and often berates the other two to stop screwing around, but he is no less likely to get a pie in the face or clonked with a shovel than anyone else in the cast. This is a natural extension of the much older role of the ''whiteface'' clown as a StraightMan to the more rambunctious ''auguste'' in professional clowning. Some people have trouble with [[MonsterClown smart clowns]]...
* ''HomeAlone'': Harry to a certain extent.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' the tough, thuggish Ivan gives the brief and subtle yet highly amusing appearance of a FishOutOfWater while joining Justin Hammer for an expensive, five-star meal.
* ''Film/IntoTheStorm'' features the real-life character of General Ismay, Churchill's military aide, who keeps a straight face through all of Winston's antics.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Most of the characters in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' universe, but [[DeadpanSnarker Vetinari]] and [[DaChief Vimes]] particularly stick out. Also [[NeverMessWithGranny Granny Weatherwax]]. Just look at her experience with theater in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters''. To drive the home point about Granny:
--> '''Granny Weatherwax''': Get me an alligator sandwich... And make it quick!
--> [[WordOfGod It is obvious that Granny Weatherwax has absolutely no sense of humour but she has, as it were, heard about it. She has no grasp of how or why jokes work -- she's one of those people who say "And then what happened?" after you've told them the punchline. She can vaguely remember the one-liner "Give me an alligator sandwich -- and make it snappy!" but since she's got no idea of why it's even mildly amusing she gets confused... all that she can remember is that apparently the man wants it quickly.]]
** Captain Carrot. Who will track down Death if he must, on the grounds that he's the only witness to a murder.
* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, Nicci, after her HeelFaceTurn, [[TheStoic very]] [[DeadpanSnarker much]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny so]].
* The narrator of ''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' is a butler who's trying very hard to develop a sense of humor late in life, because he thinks his new employer would appreciate it. His SpockSpeak WallOfText musings on the subject are very funny, [[DownerEnding until they reappear in the last scene]].
* Ax of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is an [[AlienAmongUs alien]] who doesn't quite understand human humor, but his weird mannerisms among other things make him into a very funny character.
** Marco was convinced that the [[BigBad Yeerks]] did have a sense of humor because nobody as comically serious as them could do it unintentionally. Such gems of humor from the Yeerks include making an entrance to their secret lair under a McDonalds and then having the password be "I'd like a Happy Meal with extra happy" and having the audio for the self-destruct system announce "Base will Self-Destruct in 15 minutes. Have a nice day."
* The eternally unflappable [[TheJeeves Jeeves]] of ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster''. [[TheStoic His expressions and intonations never change]] as he responds rationally and politely to the ridiculous things that go on around him and the ramblings of his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} boss.
--> '''Bertie:''' I suppose it bowled the poor blighter over absolutely?\\
'''Jeeves:''' Mr. Bickersteth appeared somewhat taken aback, sir.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Various guests from ''Series/FawltyTowers'' including Mr. Hutchison from "The Hotel Inspectors", and the Abbots from "The Psychiatrist", and especially Dr Price from "The Kipper and the Corpse".
-->'''Dr Price:''' Look, I'm a doctor. I'm a doctor and I want my sausages!
* Officer Crabtree from ''Series/AlloAllo''. Arguably one of the most outrageous characters in the series, with the straightest face. Probably because he has no idea how horrendous his French is...
* Arnold Rimmer in ''Series/RedDwarf'': Takes everything seriously but gets everything wrong. The polar opposite of Lister who is usually making a joke at Rimmer's expense but generally quite smart at figuring things out, and The Cat who makes fun of Rimmer on every occasion possible but often gets stuff right because he goes with his gut reaction and doesn't overanalyse it.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Creator/SethGreen as Oz. Also, Giles.
** Angel. The fact that he's periodically-evil while his companions are all Happy Meals with legs might have something to do with all the jokes at his expense, to keep him grounded.
* Indeed, much of the humor on [[Series/{{Angel}} Angel's own show]] was derived from his being deadpan in comical or bizarre situations, or how absolutely seriously he took his role as Brooding Hero of the Night With a Dark Past, to the point where it became a bit absurd. Cases in point: his dancing (it's ''dreadful'' but thankfully imaginary), leaping heroically into the ''wrong convertible'' and thereby averting a car chase scene, the discovery that he enjoys Barry Manilow but cannot sing to save his unlife, and dressing up in a [[HawaiianShirtedTourist ridiculous tourist outfit]] in order to apparently ''annoy'' information out of a local mafia boss. All of these he treats with complete seriousness or hides to keep his brooding cred.
** The best was when he was turned into a muppet in "Smile Time". For most of an episode he was a dour, brooding, serious ''fuzzy puppet'' while everyone else was intensely amused.
** In episode five of season three, "Fredless," Cordelia and Wesley subject the Buffy/Angel [[StarCrossedLovers relationship]] to something that goes beyond a send-up and into a blow-up, leading to this immortal line from Wesley: "Oh Buffy, I love you so much I almost forgot to ''BROOD''!"
** Earlier, in the season two episode "Guise Will Be Guise," Cordelia gave this impression of Angel: "Oh no, I can't do anything fun tonight. I have to [[TheAtoner count my past sins]], then [[UpToEleven alphabetize them]]. Oh, by the way, I'm thinking of snapping on Friday."
* Sam the Eagle from the ''TheMuppetShow'' frequently commented on his own program in a condescending tone, usually tripping up over his own hypocrisy (he once followed up a complaint about how uncultured the show was with a comment that the guest of the week, ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, was his "favorite opera singer") or not being aware how silly things actually were (his favorite skit on the show was the "classy" duets by Wayne and Wanda, which always ended in some slapstick disaster).
--> '''Sam''' ''(to the audience):'' I wish to announce I am officially disassociating myself from this whole ''weird,'' '''sick''' show. Thank you.
* Bert in ''Series/SesameStreet''.
* Spoofed in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', where a man talking and acting in a blandly everyday manner causes convulsive laughter in everyone he walks past. And that's even an obscure reference. Does no one remember the Colonel? "Now I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm not having things getting silly." He started as the straight man in his own sketch, and they kept using him to end a sketch for which they had not written a punch line.
-->'''Colonel:''' Right! Stop that! Silly! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5Dfs7jqFI And a bit suspect, I think...]]
** Generally speaking, Graham Chapman has been described by other Pythons as hating the stereotype of the man who knows that he's funny, in comedy, which is why so many of the characters he played can definitively be described as The Comically Serious.
* Michael Bluth of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
** Also, Wayne Jarvis, the self-described consummate professional.
--->'''Michael:''' Are you serious?
--->'''Wayne:''' Almost always. I was once voted the worst audience participant ''Cirque Du Soleil'' ever had.
* Much of the humor in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' comes from putting Worf through this. Data and Odo are also frequent targets.
-->'''Worf''': Sir, I protest! I am '''not''' a merry man!
** Same applies to Data's daughter Lal, who summed up the essence of this trope after noting that other children were laughing at her.
--->'''Lal''': Then, without understanding humor, I have somehow mastered it.
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] was often paired with goofy AlienScrappy Neelix. Interestingly, in a flashback, Sulu commented that Tuvok was stuck up even for a Vulcan. (Sulu implicitly compares him to Spock.) Which leads to the hilarious image of him being Comically Serious in a group of ''Vulcans''.
** And Worf, above, is often shown as being more serious than most Klingons. (This may be a case of him trying too hard to follow an outsider's ideas of Klingon culture, as compared to those actually brought up in it; then again, he might just have [[TheStoic a grim and serious temperament]].) Michael Dorn has a charming smile, but the best you're likely to get out of Worf is a look of satisfaction.
*** It's lampshaded in "Redemption", when Worf tries to claim that Klingons do not laugh, and Guinan immediately calls him on it--they totally do; ''he'' doesn't. It's backed up later in the story when Worf goes to fight in a Klingon fleet. In between battles, the other Klingons join their ''enemies'' in a bar to boisterously drink together, but Worf has to be all but dragged into the fun, and is still not really enjoying himself.
*** From time to time Worf does show that he is aware of this and uses it to his advantage to sneak in some deadpan snark.
*** A ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode reveals a possible reason for him being so uptight: when he was much younger, he was more enthusiastic than we see him today. Unfortunately, his enthusiasm (paired with [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength his Klingon strength]]) led to him ''accidentally killing an opponent during a soccer match''. [[MyGreatestFailure He never really recovered from it]].
** Data discovers the concept of humor and attempts to learn to tell jokes and stand-up. The image of Comically Serious Data, on par with Worf, trying to tell jokes and failing miserably is -- on paper - more hilarious than the jokes themselves could ever hope to be. Unfortunately, to say they misfired would be a dramatic understatement -- the resulting episode, "The Outrageous Okona", is regarded as one of the worst in the entire ''Trek'' canon. He can hardly be blamed for getting it wrong considering the jokes being endorsed by Guinan and [[InformedAbility the greatest comedian of the 20th century.]] "Because you're a 'droid and I'm a 'noid."
** At least once Data and Worf both pulled this off in the same scene. Data is about to leave the Enterprise and asks Worf to take care of his cat Spot:
--->'''Data:''' You must feed him and pet him. And you must tell him he is a good cat. And a pretty cat.
--->'''Worf:''' ''(holding the cat at arm's length with his usual [[PerpetualFrowner scowl]])'' I will ''feed'' it.
--->''({{beat}})''
--->'''Data:''' Perhaps that will be sufficient.
** And of course, TheSpock [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries himself]]. While a DeadpanSnarker on his own, the Vulcan generates even more laughs by his lack of emotion and [[LiteralMinded frequent]] [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma misunderstandings]]. [[StarTrekXI Zachary]] [[StarTrekIntoDarkness Quinto's]] Spock pushes it a notch further.
** [[ThoseTwoGuys Agents Dulmer and Lucsly]] from "Trials and Tribble-ations." Especially their reactions to everyone making time-related jokes.
* Teal'c on ''Series/StargateSG1'' was the team's Unfunny. He might have laughed only once in the show's 10-year run - at a [[ProudWarriorRace Jaffa]] joke no one else on the team got. Once in a while he was a bit of a DeadpanSnarker, and he was frequently the victim of {{Metaphorgotten}}, but he was always a serious person. Made even more hilarious on a meta level by how downright ''jolly'' his actor Christopher Judge is in real life. At first his understanding of human humor is more limited, but he learns more as the series goes on, giving us such moments as early on when O'Neill is lying sick in bed:
--> '''Teal'c''' (deadpan): Undomesticated equines could not stop me.
-->''({{beat}})''
--> '''O'Neill''' (realizing): You made a joke.
** The Jaffa race as a whole counts. The other Jaffa may smile more easily than Teal'c, but they're still deadly serious 90% of the time, and will climb up on their honor in an instant.
* Dr. Wen from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Carla as well: you can get plenty of laughs out of her and her storylines, but it's actually made a point of a few times in the show that she can't tell or do good jokes. ([[SoUnfunnyItsFunny It doesn't stop her from trying, though.]])
* ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M* A* S* H]]'' - Col. Potter, Major Freeman, and Major Winchester. They have their breakdowns, but compared to [[TheHero Hawkeye]], [[TheLancer Trapper, B.J.]], [[HypercompetentSidekick Radar]], [[ButtMonkey Frank Burns]], [[{{Tsundere}} Margaret]], [[{{Crossdresser}} Klinger]]...
** [[CrazySurvivalist Col.]] [[CrazyPrepared Flagg]]. And then some.
* Derek Hale from ''Series/TeenWolf''. His glaring or hostile reactions to other people's actions, especially [[DeadpanSnarker Stiles']], are often much funnier than the initial joke. And he's been nicknamed the [[InseriesNickname sourwolf]] by Stiles because of this.
-->'''Derek''': Shut up.
-->'''Stiles''': Don't be such a sourwolf.
* Lilith on ''{{Cheers}}'' and ''{{Frasier}}''. She also thinks [[StraightMan Zeppo Marx]] is the funniest of the MarxBrothers. Interestingly, Zeppo was often said to be the funniest one in real life.
* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' is a solid example of this, when she is put in absurd or socially delicate situations, and tends to react in an extremely straightforward and practical manner. John Henry and Catherine Weaver tend to be this, too. The odd thing here is how much quiet comedy the writers generate between two comically serious characters.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': NSA Agent John Casey is the most serious out of the 'Operation Bartowski' team, but he's often the bringer of the most laughs, usually because he's put into amusing circumstances.
** General Beckman takes this UpToEleven. She [[PerpetualFrowner rarely smiles]] and is a masterful DeadpanSnarker. A substantial amount of the humor of her scenes is her [[TheStoic stoicism]] regardless of the situation. Such as Sarah and Chuck contacting her and pulling her out of a cocktail party, resulting in her [[CrowningMomentOfFunny glowering at them while wearing a cocktail dress]]. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot An opportunity was certainly lost]] in having Beckman [[WhatCouldHaveBeen contend with Jeff, Lester and the other "Buy Morons"]] when she briefly ran the store as part of a CIA operation.
* ''NewsRadio'': The whole reason Dave Foley was cast as Dave Nelson (a character created with him in mind) was the fact that Foley has a talent for getting laughs by subtly and seriously ''reacting'' to funny or crazy things, more so than the actors who are actually ''doing'' them, as creator Paul Simms discovered by watching him steal scenes opposite the [[KidsInTheHall Chicken Lady]].
* [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]] on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. He doesn't even react when he sits on a ''whoopie cushion'', inadvertently interrupting his own {{Serious|Business}} speech about the AntiChrist.
-->'''Cas''': ''[completely serious]'' That wasn't me.
** See also [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/kanger3/51sk0w.gif his utter failure at pretending to be an]] FBIAgent, and:
--->''This isn't funny, Dean! The voice says I'm almost out of minutes.''
* From Creator/ConanObrien's more recent recurring sketches: RealLife associate producer [[TheDandy Jordan Schlansky]].
* Jamie Hyneman from ''Series/MythBusters'' is one of the quintessential examples, in contrast to co-host Adam Savage, [[FunPersonified who delights in clowning]].
** In the episode where they tested the concept of LatexPerfection, Adam got a lot of mileage out of acting zany while disguised as Jamie (though he was able to pull off serious too). On the other hand, Jamie had a hard time acting appropriately goofy while disguised as Adam.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Eric Northman. A good example--though funnier in context, so spoilered punchline--is when he's speaking in Russian, and his whole speech is subtitled, but he spontaneously switches back to English to call someone a [[spoiler:gold-digging '''whore'''!]]
* Dr. K from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''. For a character who is a complete DeadpanSnarker with NoSocialSkills, she provides almost as much humor as the designated ButtMonkey of the series. It mainly comes from the fact that she is often placed in socially awkward situations. (See "Ranger Yellow, Part 2", "Doctor K", and ''especially'' "In Or Out" for proof.)
* ''TheBigBangTheory'': Dr. Sheldon Cooper. In fact, it's pretty much his entire shtick (aside from neurosis, passive-aggressiveness and love of trains.)
* Ben Wyatt in ''ParksAndRecreation''.
* ''{{Glee}}'''s Dalton Academy Warblers, individually or en masse, are this to a T.
--> '''Thad:''' You mock us, sir!
* Hotch in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' can be this very much sometimes, especially when put with Reid, though occasionally also with Morgan.
** On the sitcom ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'', Greg got laughs like this too. It seems to be a Thomas Gibson specialty.
* Jon Stewart on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is not generally this, but when paired with his correspondents for a bit, will oftentimes take on this role as the serious straight newsman/interviewer.
* The humor of Creator/{{Loriot}}, probably Germany's most famous comedian, is always this, revolving around people in awkward situations who always keep appearances and manners, which only makes the situations more absurd and hilarious, and frankly, embarrassing. A great deal of his early humor is attributed to the fact that people in Germany in the 60s actually did behave a lot like that and he was merely pointing out the absurdity of trying to keep one's dignity by ignoring the embarrassment.
* PR consultant and professional snoop Nick Hewer has shades of this in TheApprentice, which the editors occasionally play up - the man's so deadpan that the second he comes within five metres of a stuffed toy he becomes instantly funny. The real life equivalent of the Batman comedy mannequin. Following an appearance on a [[WouldILieToYou popular BBC panel show]], however, it turned out that the Apprentice team had, if anything, been ''down''playing Nick's deadpan genius. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SRwrdsm0lI And all he had to do was wear a jumper and make some faces...]]
* Red Foreman embodies this trope in ''That70sShow''. While he does have a lighter side that pops up from time to time, 99% of the humor derived from his character comes from his stern personality clashing with the absolutely absurd plots going on around him.
** He does have a dry and sardonic sense of humor that plays up now and then, such as when he remarked on Bob's less than stellar military courage:
--> '''Red''': Imagine that, a Minuteman serving chicken!
* In the classic TV ''Series/{{Batman}}'', Batman and Robin are the straight men to the lunacy of the villains.
** Also Chief O’Hara and Comissioner Gordon. For {{Camp}} to work, the material must be handled with subdued drama. Comissioner Gordon [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously delivered the most inane lines with great aplomb, utter conviction and just the right amount of drama]].
* ''Life's Too Short'' gives us LiamNeeson's [[AdamWesting attempt]] at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTh7zBIcrM improv comedy]].
* Jack Soo as Nick Yemana, and later Steve Landesberg as Arthur Dietrich on BarneyMiller.
* Ichabod Crane in SleepyHollow maintains the poise and decorum of an 18th century British gentleman no matter what happens around him. He even has an elegant way to hide behind a wall during an explosion.
* Beau Bridges as Carl Hickey, Earl's grumpy middle-aged father, in ''MyNameIsEarl''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Steve Bender, one of the two German members of the 80's multi-national band ''Music/DschinghisKhan''. Lampshaded in several Website/YouTube comments which mention how utterly ''serious'' he is, when compared with his more cheerful bandmates.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/davidchoimusic David Choi]] is so serious a video on Website/YouTube is dedicated to making him laugh.
* Just watch the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ANazeJodro unofficial video]] for "Whipped Cream" by Music/{{Ludo}} and try to keep a straight face as long as the band does.
* As an AprilFoolsDay joke in 2007, Music/AlanisMorissette recorded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRmYfVCH2UA a sad piano ballad cover]] of "My Humps" by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}}
** Wrestler Wrestling/SteveBlackman often served as the Unfunny in a tag team with one of the federation's wackier wrestlers, including {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Wrestling/AlSnow and white-boy wannabe rapper Grandmaster Sexay.
** "If I can be serious for a minute..." Wrestling/{{ECW}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{WCW}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{WWE}} alumnus Wrestling/LanceStorm also used a (fairly humorous) Unfunny gimmick ("Your days of unabashed hijinks are about to end."). The Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[{{Flanderisation}} Flanderised]] him into a robot-like [[TheStoic Stoic]] who would later [[BadassDecay learn how to have "fun" and dance his way down to the ring]]. It's a far cry from his Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}} days, where he was both Comically Serious ''and'' {{Badass}}.
** Wrestling/{{Kane}}, who for years had been the most serious of performers, had a point for about two or three years where he could be relied on for some of the best comedy moments -- because no matter how many times he did it, you didn't ''expect'' Kane to crack jokes, except deadpan.
*** So there's a backstage spot with Wrestling/BookerT, Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, with Kane ominously looming over Goldust who had just been doing a (bad) impression of him. Suddenly Bradshaw comes in and says he's going to party after his big victory just now by going to see some [[GirlOnGirlIsHot hot lesbian action]], and asks who wants to come along. ''Kane is the only one who raises his hand''. The inversion of OOCIsSeriousBusiness only made his normally stoic persona all the better suited for the role.
*** The promo with Wrestling/HulkHogan and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]].
*** Kane on an August 2012 edition of Raw was being forced to attend anger management classes: when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsSkEWHVSug#t=3m50s asked to describe some of the issues that made him angry]], Kane, in a completely deadpan voice, described his ridiculous backstory and the most ridiculous plotlines he's been in ("I had a girlfriend named Katie Vick. That didn't end well.") which made his segment utterly hysterical compared to the more obviously comic [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] part of the sketch.
**** The fact that it was riffing on [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil's]] Parent-child counseling likely helped.
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix comes off as unfunny since she plays [[StraightMan straight woman]] to her boyfriend [[TheFool Santino]], her intern [[LoonyFan Rosa Mendez]], frequent tag team partner Wrestling/JillianHall and the crazy characters they tend to attract.
* "Hey Tomko, [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} gimme a beat]]." "[[LittleNo No]]."
* Wrestling/WilliamRegal always did his best to maintain his dignity but would always get paired up with people like [[Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri Tajiri]], Eugene or Hornswoggle who would frustrate the hell out of him.
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[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]]
* Steven Wright's on stage persona is a perfect example of this trope. The jokes themselves are mildly-amusing puns ("I poured spot remover on my dog, and now I can't find him."), but Wright's dead-pan delivery makes them even funnier.
* Creator/RowanAtkinson is well known for this when he isn't busy being comically way over the top instead. He seems to pull either one off with equal levels of comfort.
* Reginald D. Hunter is a master of this as well.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''BobAndRay'' had a number of interview sketches that used this -- with one (usually Bob) as himself, trying to make sense out of the other as the increasingly loopy subject.
* ''Wiretap'': Jonathan Goldstein as portrayed in most of the "conversations" on his radio show.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* For all the potential darkness of the character, Leonardo de Montreal from ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' can be comedy gold because of his deeply serious approach to the goofiness he is likely to be exposed to, especially if [[TheTrickster Rinley]] or [[BewareTheSillyOnes Chuubo]] is also present.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Malvolio from Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' is often played this way.
* ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' is a WordOfGod. OscarWilde wrote acting instructions in the original text of the play, calling for the entire cast to perform as gravely as possible; he felt (perhaps rightly so) if they treated the subject matter too lightly the satire would be lost.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Sasha Nein from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}.'' He's more or less TheSpock, but gets the most amusing punishments -- such as having his [[{{Brainwashed}} brain removed]], leaving him to babble about [=TVs=] and hackeysacks, or being squashed on the underside of a giant rubber stamper.
---> '''Sasha:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yon_Yonson My name is Yon Yonson, I live in Wisconsin, I work in the lumberyard there...]] * [[NonSequiturThud Thud]]*
* Marcus Fenix of ''GearsOfWar'' never smiles. Not even on his birthday, when they give him the cake. He seems to have something of an ironic sense of humour, though.
--->'''Marcus:''' Hey, Colonel! I guess we ''are'' the support, huh?
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' - Hakumen is like this during his "Help Me Dr. Kokonoe!" segment. Also, he's so Unfunny that he has no joke endings.
** Hakumen instantly becomes this whenever he's fighting anyone like Bang or Taokaka.
** Relius Clover in his very own gag Reel qualifies as well. While he shows enthusiasm regarding his very own 'experiment', his reactions to the events that unfold are somewhat clinical.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' - Solid Snake from these gritty, realistic games is a sight to behold fighting and commenting on [[SuperSmashBrothers cartoony Nintendo characters]]. He also plays that role in his own games too from time to time. [[CargoShip Cardboard boxes]], anyone?
* ''SuperSmashBros'' can easily turn the most serious characters into this. It's hard to take [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] seriously when he's hopping around comically and breathing fire.
* ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' turns Meta Knight into this. Just look at him dance!
* Valygar from ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]'', especially when bantering with Jan Jansen, Minsc, Imoen or Haer'Dhalis (as the latter discovers, Valygar [[HiddenDepths is surprisingly adept at puns]]). For that matter, almost ''any'' character becomes The Comically Serious when paired with Jan, especially Valygar and Keldorn. Or [[DumbMuscle Minsc]], even the PC.
** Valygar gets bonus points for actually being able to shut down Jan. In one of their banters, Jan tries to strike up conversation by talking about his mother. Before he can get started on an anectdote, Valygar explains in horrifying detail about ''his'' mother and the horrible monster she was. For once, Jan drops the subject.
* The spin-off ''CityOfHeroes'' comic revealed Statesman to be one of these. To the point where him making a remark about letting Manticore die gave the latter pause because he couldn't tell if Statesman was actually deadpanning a joke or not.
* Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Despite being intended to be a stoic leader, nobody can take him seriously when [[DudeLooksLikeALady cross dressing to save Tifa]], [[NotWhatItLooksLike giving mouth to mouth to a little girl]], and [[BadAss 'jumping with Mr. Dolphin']].
* Yuri Hyuga from the ''ShadowHearts'' series. Somehow he manages to remain {{Badass}} even while surrounded by a LargeHam pro wrestler, a ditzy fortune teller, an intelligent wolf and the princess of Russia. (It's mainly because he's pretty goofy himself.)\\
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Moreso in the second game, which had a goofier cast, particurly as the events of the first game had made him a KnightInSourArmour / GrumpyBear / {{Determinator}}.
* ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' gives us TheStoic JerkWithAHeartOfGold Roxis, who is a frequent target of humiliation from fellow [[TrueCompanions workshop]] member Flay and especially his own [[{{Familiar}} Mana]]. The Highlight was the 'Secret Crush' Incident. Never has anyone been so hilarious and sympathetic at once.
* In ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare WarioWare: Smooth Moves]]'', the silly descriptions for the "forms" used with the Wiimote are made even funnier by the deadpan, Ben Stein-esque tone of the narrator reading them.
* BioWare likes this character type almost as much as their regular [[DeadpanSnarker snarkers]].
** [[{{Tsundere}} Bastila]] in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' spends most of the game getting mad at people making jokes of serious matters. It works especially well when she's paired with a male player character who [[SlapSlapKiss isn't afraid to tease her]].
** Sten in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', especially if he's present during the [[spoiler:scene where your team attempts to help break you out of prison]], though unlike many examples of this trope, he ''does'' have a sense of humor and plays the trope up on purpose.
--->'''Oghren:''' My partner and I are, ah, performers...
--->'''Captain:''' You're performers, are you? What's your act?
--->'''Oghren:''' Our act? Oh... well, the big guy here sings and dances while I... er... juggle swords...
--->'''Sten:''' On fire.
** [[DaChief Aveline]] continues this tradition in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Some of the [[FunnyMoments funniest moments]] of the game stem from watching her [[CannotSpitItOut try to confess her feelings for]] [[ObliviousToLove Guardsman Donnic]].
*** Same token: Fenris. Smiles all of maybe once or twice, makes his few jokes hilarious by delivering them with a perfect deadpan.
---->'''Varric''': So. What do you do in that gigantic house all day?
---->'''Fenris''': Dance, of course.
---->'''Varric''': Really?
---->'''Fenris''': [[BlatantLies I run from room to room, choreographing routines.]]
*** Most of the Qunari, particularly the Arishok, have a ''very'' understated sense of humour.
** Legion from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' falls into this every once in a while, notably in his accidental "infiltration" of the Citadel.
---> '''Legion:''' Geth do not infiltrate.
---> '''Security:''' You'll have to leave your personal synthetic assistant behind. They're not allowed on public transport any more.
---> ''[beat]''
---> '''Legion:''' Geth do not intentionally infiltrate.
*** Much of the Shadow Broker's dossier on Legion takes on this tone as well, as we find Legion spends his spare time playing MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame, [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]] ripoffs, and {{DatingSim}}s. HilarityEnsues.
* Squall Leonhart of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', because ThereAreNoTherapists on his planet to tell him that getting over your missing sister by ''joining a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMC]] at five years old'' isn't a very good idea.
** Similarly, his RuleSixtyThree counterpart, Paine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'':
---> '''[[GenkiGirl Rikku]]''': Doctor P is in the house!
---> '''[[KnightInSourArmor Paine]]''': Stop that.
* ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'': "The simple fact that Magil tried to make a joke just there makes me stop and forget where I am for a second."
* Shantae from ''{{Shantae}}'' with her VisibleSilence.
* Boone from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. A man who takes his [[NiceHat beret]] ''extremely'' seriously.
* Frog from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
** To a certian extent, Magus as well.
* Cyan Garamonde from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Much humor is drawn from his interactions with Gau the feral child, his reaction to the flirtatious remarks of a cabaret dancer, and his embarrassment when his companions discover [[spoiler:his hobby of crafting beautiful silk flowers]].
* Prince Innes from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. He takes himself so damn seriously and yet he can barely have conversations with other people that don't end up with the other going "...huh?".
** Unless it's L'Arachel, who unlocks Innes's inner {{Tsundere}}. It has to be seen to be believed.
** Gaius and Lon'qu of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Gaius a calm and deadpan thief, which only makes his [[SweetTooth obsession with all things sweet]] even funnier. His character portrait has him sucking on a lollipop with a humorless, calculating look on his face. Meanwhile, Lon'qu is an unrepentant, [[TheStoic stoic]] warrior with a deadpan voice. This makes some of his supports, most notably where he [[ItMakesSenseInContext plays house with Nowi]], all the more hilarious.
-->"Now I shall pretend to engage in agriculture. [[UnsoundEffect Chop, chop, shovel]]!"
* ''Anyone'' in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' when referring to the Orks. It's probably the reason they've never been a primary villain in the series: it's hard to take a situation seriously when characters talk about Nobz and Boyz (among other orky things) with a straight face.
** Space Marines in most depictions tend to fall into this category when they're not pissed off, brooding or completely AxCrazy. Most Imperial Guard command units are either this trope or [[LargeHam overly bombastic]].
* Sakuya in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' is so serious it isn't funny. Come ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'', however, her *ahem* [[CutenessProximity interactions]] with the protagonist [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Chibi]][[PhysicalGod terasu]] are hard to watch with a straight face.
** This is subverted "completely" in Okami's Official Art book, which has a certain image that pokes fun at her 'strict and serious' in-game personality, and is described as being 'a more intimate reflection of her as a person'. What is Sakuya doing in this image that is so comically different to her demeanor in-game, you ask? [[spoiler: Checking out her ass in a mirror, with Issun in the corner, getting a good view.]]
* Tombstone in ''FreedomForce vs. The Third Reich'', as a result of being a NinetiesAntiHero trapped in an homage to the SilverAge:
-->'''Alchemiss''': ''[sarcastically]'' So how did ''you'' spend your sabbatical, Tombstone? Performing in musical theater? Raising puppies?
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** Quetzalcoatl also qualifies:
--->'''Quetzalcoatl''' ''[After being turned into a chicken by [[FunPersonified Green Genie]]]'' '''[[LargeHam YOU DISHONOR ME AND MY ANCESTORS.]]'''
--->'''Green Genie''': ''[Turning him back]'' Tell me: were you born this dull? Or did you have to go to school to learn it?
* Gala from VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia is generally an extremely serious fighter monk, but when he is half-forced into acting as the StraightMan in a comedy show, he is amazingly successful at making people laugh. Gala himself is ''shocked'' by this!
* EmotionlessGirl Presea Combatir of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. By [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld the sequel]], her actions clearly indicate that she ''has'' regained her sense of humor, bu she still speaks in a monotone making even the most ridiculous lines sound completely serious.
* Gaius in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' provides pretty much all of his humor in this fashion, being so serious that some in the party are dumbfounded when he actually chuckles at something on one instance.
* Agent Superball from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' has a poker face tough enough to crack steel, which is really saying something given all the weird crap that happens throughout the series. It makes it all the more jarring when he [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment breaks out into a Broadway musical number out of freaking nowhere]] in "Abe Lincoln Must Die!".
* Unlock Dr. Tan in ''Dance Central 2'' and you get a MadScientist character for whom dancing is SeriousBusiness, meaning he deadpans his way through LadyGaga and BritneySpears dance routines that would be vague sexy for a female character, and ''absolutely hilarious'' for him.
* A great chunk of the humor in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' comes out of Prince Alexander being determined to react to everything with the same serious, polite, poised and gentlemanly demeanor. Whether it's giving gallantly flirtatious praise and a serenade to a set of giggling wallflowers (as in, actual sentient plants), or patiently mediating a pair of chessboard queens arguing over giving a lump of coal as a wedding present when it's clear he'd rather be facepalming. It starts reaching TheChewToy status after a fashion.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' has the regal, old-fashioned [[NorseMythology Asgardians]] trying to engage in honorable and respectable battle banter with everything from [[TheSpeechless a giant set of animated armor that doesn't talk]], to a set of blue-collar uncouth rogues who fight with construction equipment.
-->'''Valkyrie:''' We cross sword and crowbar once more. Unless you choose to yield.
* Until patch 1.9 a GoodBadBug in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' caused the courier to deliver messages [[NakedPeopleAreFunny wearing just his hat]]. The fact that he doesn't seem to notice makes it hilarious.
* In ''[[{{VideoGame/SegaSuperstars}} Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing]]'', everyone's voice clips indicate they're having fun racing each other--except Shadow the Hedgehog, who takes the races with utmost seriousness and treats it as a life-and-death matter. His SeriousBusiness attitude makes him as funny as anyone else on the roster.
* ''SamuraiWarriors'': Hattori Hanzo, especially when he's around the ever chipper Nene.
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series
** Miles Edgeworth. Particularly notable whenever an elderly female witness is on the stand. Edgeworth is ''[[{{Bishonen}} irresistible]]''. Calisto Yew from ''Investigations'' lamphades this by noting Edgeworth's serious demeanor makes her laugh uncontrollably. Which means that any time his demeanor is shaken (and given the kind of stuff that goes on in these games, that's at least once a case), his reaction is absolutely hilarious. Most memorably: "What the HELL is that wriggling piece of plywood!?"
** And, to a lesser extent, Phoenix. His finger-pointing antics pale in comparison to the quirks of the {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s he has to deal with on a daily basis.
** Shelly de Killer, gentleman assassin and ice cream eater.
** Also Edgeworth's mentor Manfred Von Karma. The man demands that his ATM PIN (0001) be entered as evidence proving his perfection. And he does it with a straight face.
** For all his own BunnyEarsLawyer qualities, Apollo Justice fits into this as well. He tries his damnedest to act professional, but it's made hard when his assistant is a quirky magician who uses magic panties and a large, wooden puppet for tricks, the [[TheRival prosecutor he usually faces]] is a rock star on the side and air guitars in court, the detective he teams up with is generally apathetic and likes to throw snacks at his head, and his mentor is spacey and rather condescending. That's not even getting into his attempts to be serious around the usual insanity of the witnesses.
* Mai Kawasumi in ''{{Kanon}}'', due to her uniqueness in ''not'' rising to all of Yuichi's jokes and kidding. Just watch her at lunch or when Yuichi considers groping her just to get some kind of a reaction... and nearly getting beheaded before even starting to move.
* Ace from ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', especially around Santa. [[spoiler:Until you get the safe ending. Then he's just plain terrifying.]]
* Miku in ''VisualNovel/AProfile''. Be careful what you tell very serious people to do, Masayuki. They might do as you ask... and then you'll have them saying 'I love you' with a deadpan face during every pause in the conversation.
* Though it isn't often, Nero Chaos of ''{{Tsukihime}}'', thousand year-old uber-vampire with a body comprised of 666 demon beasts composed of pure chaos, is sometimes called into this role during side stories. His crowning moment? Participating in an involved game of ''tag''.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Even in humorous scenes, [[VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars Raidese F. Branstein]] keeps up his stoic disposition.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[PsychoForHire Mordecai Heller]] from ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' is the poster child (or would that be [[IncrediblyLamePun poster cat?]]) for this trope, as lampshaded [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=346 in this comic]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Roy is the realistic DeadpanSnarker and StraightMan to the rest of his party's wacky hijinks. [[spoiler:His death]] has led to the rest of the party having various breakdowns both comedically and mentally.
** Vaarsuvius has had his/her moments, too.
--->'''V:''' Fascinating. Durkon, I have just now formulated a theory that encompasses both Nale's most likely method of engagement and the most suitable response on our part.\\
'''Durkon:''' THE TREES BE ATTACKIN'!! RUN FER YER LIVES!!!\\
'''V:''' Ah, I see you have already grasped the core principles of my theory.
* Referenced in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when an actor in the travelling Heterodyne show [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050914 explains his character]]: "Klaus keeps his ''dignity'', or '''tries''' to. ''That's'' what makes him ''funny''."
* Susan from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' occasionally fills this role, due to her serious attitude towards pretty much everything. Due to this, she is, among other things, a favorite cuddling perch for Tedd's cat-hedgehog Jeremy. In addition, a early running gag established that, whenever she did anything overly cheerful, it was so alien to her usual personality that it couldn't be anything but hilarious (to us).
* Sakido from ''SlightlyDamned'' spends most of her time brooding, a pastime which is considerably hampered by living in the same ''dimension'' as her goofy, affectionate brother Buwaro.
* Marth in ''AwkwardZombie''. Considering that he has to share a house with the characters from the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash-verse]] ''doesn't'' help.
** The artist has noted with some worry that canon!Marth is significantly more genki than her interpretation. That's what you get from making up a personality from scratch.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' has put forward the notion that Batman is comedy gold, based solely on the fact that combining him with anything mundane produces instant laughter.
** On Twitter, the author suggested the same was true of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]], which was followed up with [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/01-daddy-issues/praise-2/ this strip]].
** Gardening, beekeeping, [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-12/05-neww-2010-comics/thanks/ houseworking]], and [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2005/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/06-mrs-greg-killmaster/a-63/ dancing]]
* ''Tag'', a warship AI for Tagon's mercenaries in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', tends to react to any situation with absolute, deadpan seriousness, while still producing a punchline. The two weeks following [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20071107.html this strip]] are a good demonstration.
* ''Raizel'' from {{Noblesse}} is an absolutely quite personification of TheStoic. Yet his unfamiliarity with modern technology is the primary source of humor early in the series.
* Jones of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has never so much as smiled in the entire run of the comic. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=790 Giving her a party hat]] is comedy gold. Topped only by her non-reaction to [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=841 a pigeon dancing across her head]]. What makes it even better is that ''[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=478 sometimes]]'' she clearly [[DeadpanSnarker pokes fun with straight face]], so with her perfect poker face [[PoesLaw it's impossible to tell]] where this ends.
** Sir Eglamore is too serious sometimes. So "[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/view.php?date=2001-11-22 Jolly Elfsberry]]" made the knight play an OverprotectiveDad just to pull his leg. Note that Annie was less than amused by his prancing until the moment she saw what's going on (the next page), but then immediately joined this game, barely holding laughter.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is this trope applied to an entire webcomic. The main character is an Irish Ninja Doctor, who's friends with a cloned Benjamin Franklin, has a gorilla for a secretary, and has a sidekick in the form of a kid bandito with a gloriously huge mustache and his velociraptor. And it only gets weirder from there. However, the comic never seems to realize how utterly insane it is.
* ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'' plays up on the trope's application to Bats (and as much of the rest of the Batfamily/DC Universe as possible) for all its worth.
* ''TwoGuysAndGuy'' has Frank, who probably best epitomized the trope [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/997 here]].
* The Dragon in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' is constantly amused by the whole God vs. Devil enmity and regards their squabbles as [[PassThePopcorn the popcorn time]]. When nothing of this sort already goes on, he(?) can do it himself:
-->'''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-02-28 Dragon]]''': Great Buddha. The time has come...
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' tends to employ [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Sten]] in this role.
--> '''Sten:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Cyndi Lauper is banned by the Qun.]]
* The title character of ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' could hardly be called grim (more like "extremely mellow"), but he lives this trope. At one point he casually asks Jerry the [[TheMenInBlack MIB]] whether he should put up some kind of screens to keep spaceships from constantly crashing into his roof, and asks how Jerry deals with the problem at his house.
* Worf unsurprisingly takes on this role in ''Webcomic/LarpTrek''. Picard has his moments, too.
* From ''Webcomic/PeterAndCompany'', we have Korgar, an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]] with NoIndoorVoice...who happens to [[ItMakesSenseInContext be a teacher at the title character's school]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'', [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]], [[LesMiserables Javert]], and [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean James]] all tend to fill this role, especially when they generally remain in-character and are pitted against the magical antics of [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]].
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* The ಠ_ಠ emoticon.
** Failing that, sometimes the classic :/ qualifies too.
* ImageBoards such as /tg/ have humourous mockery of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' po-faced dark and serious tone. For example, the homebrew SpaceMarine chapter Lazy Marines (they have Rocket-Couches) and the Silly/Clown Marines ([[ClownCar who can fit up to three times the normal number of units inside a single vehicle]]).
** [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Angry_Marines As well as THE ANGRY MARINES!!!]] [[MemeticMutation always angry, all the time!]] The only chapter that has a tank that they use to fire their marines directly into the heat of battle, and power feet, for kicking the enemies of the Emprah in the balls.
** [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Pretty_Marines And the Pretty Marines.]] This is what TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} would be like in Japan, gentlemen. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
* The ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has several such characters. Sometimes, it's Stormwolf, the leader of the Wild Pack, and the most serious, unamused, straight arrow since the invention of arrows. This plays off well against DeadpanSnarker Phase, comedian Chaka, and the rest of the protagonists in Team Kimba.
** Within Team Kimba, there's Ayla, who while not lacking a sense of humor, is not exactly the type of person who takes jokes well when he is the punchline. Ayla's status as The Comically Serious was eventually {{lampshaded}}. See the [[Quotes/TheComicallySerious quotes page]]
* Agent Washington from ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'' behaves like an actual agent from a secret military in the future. Contrasts well with the whacky mishaps the main cast. The red and blue armies also do this, by tying Caboose up in the brig and putting Grif and Simmons in front of a firing squad.
** Earlier in the series, Tex also qualifies. Though to a lesser degree. Her toughness was played for action and being a badass, rather than humor.
* This is the entire point of ''[[http://averagecats.com Average Cats]]'' -- it's hilarious precisely because the captions are matter-of-fact and serious. The captions also sometimes venture into SuspiciouslySpecificDenial. They never stop being mock-serious.
** Their SpiritualSuccessor is [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/grumpy-cat Grumpy Cat]]. Tard's catchphrase, in many images, is "No."
* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' universe is ruled by the Laws of Comedy, which require that any character who thinks they have dignity immediately loses it.
* Batman (of course) in ''ImAMarvelAndImADC''. And he's occasionally the OnlySaneMan, to boot.
* [[StarWars Darth Vader and two Stormtroopers]] celebrate the rennovation of DisneyThemeParks' Star Tours with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4_dZPVg8KI a trip to Disneyland]].
* Lampshaded when Team Four Star did ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged]]'', which covered the entire first season in ''2 minutes''. Tien's only line in this is "I'm the only serious character in this show. That's the joke".
** Vegeta can be this as well, when he isn't ChewingTheScenery.
* Chiaroscuro Themyst from SinaiMuck.
* Vork in ''TheGuild''.
* ''PotterPuppetPals'': Snape, Snape, Sev-erus Snape]]... Everything he says is ridiculously serious, regardless of how silly it is.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Squidward in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** Hence, [[http://acciobrain.ligermagic.com/snapeward.jpg this]].
** He does sort of have a sense of humor, although it careers between practical joker and DeadpanSnarker, depending on the situation.
* Batman. Batman, Batman, Batman.[[note]] na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Series/{{Batman}}![[/note]]
** Batman often plays the Comically Serious role on ''JusticeLeague''.
** In the episode "Flash and Substance", Batman passes the Unfunny torch to fellow JLU member Orion.
** [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/02-one-upmanship/a-25/ This strip]] from Dave Willis's webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' illustrates the basic concept of the Unfunny, theorizing that Batman's grim demeanor makes him the ultimate straight-man. Case in point: [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2270124.html Batman with babies.]]
** Turns out that watching Batman eat a hot-dog can potentially be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIGgGV7uwU4 the funniest thing ever]].
** Even in the GrandFinale of ''[[JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', where he threw himself hopelessly at a villain who could take punches from ''{{Superman}}'', he was laughing at the Bat's sheer tenaciousness. Of course, in lieu of better ideas, which is what Batman normally does, what else was there to do?
** Who can forget the ending of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zFkL9GSZA This Little Piggy]] when Batman is forced to ''sing''? And actually has a great voice!
** In "Kid Stuff" when the Justice Leaguers are de-aged into childhood Batman still keeps up his grumpy demeanor. This becomes ''actual'' unfunny at the end of the episode, when he mentions that he stopped being a child at the age of 8 -- [[DeathByOriginStory when his parents were murdered]].
** A rare Batman laugh came when Harley Quinn told him how The Joker will love her for successfully putting Batman in a DeathTrap. However, it was more an EvilLaugh meant to freak Harley out.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' is a subversion of Batman's usual unfunny role. Heck, in the second episode, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Batman plays both straight man and funny man in the same joke.]] Another good episode is "Gorillas in Our Midst".
** In one Kids WB commercial, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqH5WZhaKEw Batman was forced to sing the Jigglypuff song from]] {{Anime/Pokemon}}. The look on his face was priceless.
** Parodied to heck and back in ''Film/TheLEGOMovie'', especially when Batman ends up in CloudCuckooLand:
--> ''Batman:'' [as a clown and a man in a dinosaur suit dance around him] "I hate this place."
* In ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'', Ace the Bathound, being an {{Expy}} of [[RunningGag his owner... er... partner]], naturally takes this role.
* Bill the Caveman, from the ''Terrible Thunder-Lizards'' sections of ''EekTheCat''. (The fact that he was also TheChewToy made it even funnier -- "When will the hurting stop?")
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In the same vein as Batman, Zuko's [[PerpetualFrowner perpetually frowning]], serious demeanor leaves him wide open to many a humorous moment, partially to being paired with his foil of a [[CoolOldGuy jolly uncle]][[note]]hilariously parodied in [[http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/art/But-Seriously-43058739?q=gallery%3Arufftoon%2F20578244&qo=87 this comic]][[/note]].
** Subtly acknowledged later in the series when Sokka asks Zuko if he's happy now that he's foiled Sokka's plan, and Zuko replies, deadpan, "I'm never happy." Sokka and Zuko [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vr9xPqGD8o work together]] in this role almost as well as Zuko and Iroh.
** Another female example is the {{Emotionless|Girl}} Mai, similarly foiled with being accompanied by a cheerful, bubbly {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
** Sokka started out as a stern, down-to-earth, warrior-in-training, but his Comically Serious moments, as well as [[ThrowItIn improvisations]] from his comedian voice actor, soon turned him into a goofy PluckyComicRelief. Also see him trying to work with a bunch of [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out-there]] "[[NewAgeRetroHippie nomads]]" in "The Cave of Two Lovers".
** Not even Azula, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and MagnificentBastard, can work her way out of this one. The episode "The Beach" places her and her team in [[VillainsOutShopping completely normal social situations]] and ends up highlighting her complete social ineptitude.
-->'''Azula:''' That's a sharp outfit, Chan! Careful, you could puncture the hull of an Empire-class Fire Nation Battleship, leaving thousands to drown at sea!\\
'''Chan:''' ...\\
'''Azula:''' Because... it's so sharp!
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra's airbending teacher Tenzin takes on this role. He doesn't think that the shenanigans going on around him are at all funny, which of course means he becomes the target of endless inconveniences and humiliations. Also becomes a case of NotSoAboveItAll.
** Amon has shown potential to be this too if the memetic "Comedy Amon" is any indication.
* Chase Young maybe dangerous, smart and one evil villain, but he's still a serious character trapped in a rather goofy show like XiaolinShowdown.
* Raven, the DeadpanSnarker of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', who the writers torture with such plots as: a FreakyFridayFlip with her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} team-mate Starfire, being [[{{Animorphism}} turned into a bunny rabbit]], and ''baby-sitting''.
* Benson from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow.'' He HAS a sense of humor, and he's lightened up over the course of the show, but he can be very uptight, angry, and many of the things listed in the above example. Even when everything going on around him is hilarious, he'll still be red-faced and screaming. "GET BACK TO WORK OR YOU'RE FIRED!!!"
* Hank Hill, of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' -- Jack himself.
* Al Gore on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
-->"I have ridden the mighty moon worm!"
** He's even better in his animated ''AnInconvenientTruth'' ad starring Bender:
--->'''Bender''': You're in a movie? What do you play? A burnt out cop? A streetwise pimp trying to save his little brother from the dark life?
--->'''Al Gore''': [[SarcasmMode Yes, I play a streetwise pimp. With a hybrid pimpmobile]].
* Cosgrove from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', taking everything seriously to the point of ridiculous.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Marge and Lisa Simpson.
** The episode "Brother From Another Series" revealed that this trope is why Sideshow Bob became Krusty the Clown's sidekick instead of his brother Cecil. As [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight Krusty]] explains after a poor pie-in-the-face gag from Cecil's [[NonIronicClown straightforward goofy clown]] audition:
-->'''Krusty:''' Free comedy tip, slick: the pie gag's only funny when the sap's got dignity. ''(sees Bob)'' Like that guy. Hey, Hal, pie-job for Lord Autumnbottom there!
*** Bob then gets hit in the side of the head with a pie, causing his huge, bushy, palm-tree-like hair to spring out of his hat and causing everyone to die with laughter.
** Principal Skinner as well.
** One episode had the family visiting a comedy club. One of the comics, with a dreary expression on his face that never changes, walks up to the mike and simply says: "I finally got around to reading the dictionary. Turns out the zebra did it." (Homer is the only person who doesn't laugh.)
* Craig from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
-->""Listen sir, I am not going to ruin your plans. I'll just walk away...see? Okay...now there's sparks shooting out of my eyes."
** Also the German people, they may have terrible jokes but their completely serious blunt delivery actually make it a bit funny.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - Meg, Brian, and Lois Griffin.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' - The Brain.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s Perry The Platypus: a serious crimefighter and always professional about his work, even if his MissionControl can be a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, his ArchEnemy is a [[LargeHam scenery-chewing]] [[HarmlessVillain joke]], and he's a [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi platypus]] in a [[NiceHat fedora.]]
* Six in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' is this at times.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Bob Belcher and his [[TheStoic emotionless]] daughter Tina.
* Optimus Prime has shades of this in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Bulkhead explicitly mentions never seeing Optimus [[TheStoic laugh, cry or lose his cool]], but funny stuff is made funnier by his completely deadpan reaction to it. After showing a LOLCats-esque internet meme that actually got ''[[GrumpyOldMan Ratchet]]'' to chuckle, Jack asked Optimus if he wanted to see something funny, Optimus replied rather bluntly "No."
** In another incident, Optimus is called upon by Agent Fowler to talk to his superior General Bryce in order to alleviate some tension regarding recent events. Given that Bryce and the [[DocumentaryEpisode camera-man]] were not expecting Optimus to literally be outside their window, it results in them acting befuddled talking to a 30 foot robot. Optimus meanwhile remains courteous and polite the entire time.
** Another giant robot with no sense of humor is the Decepticon Lugnut from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Luggy is a gigantic and merciless war machine with a completely serious and fanatical devotion to his lord [[BigBad Megatron.]] As opposed to his more eccentric partner [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Blitzwing]], he never, ever jokes. He's also often hilarious.
** As ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' is in the same continuity as ''Transformers: Prime'', it should be no surprise that this carries over to Optimus Prime's portrayal in that series as well.
--->'''Blades''': Helping you is... Well, you're bigger than Elvis!
--->'''Optimus''': I have not met this Elvis and am unaware of his size.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Gummy, Pinkie Pie's pet alligator. Whatever insanity goes on around him (which is always considerable when you're the pet of [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]]), Gummy always wears the same blank expression.
** [[MetaGuy Twilight Sparkle]] much of the time, who often displays a [[SeriousBusiness no-nonsense attitude to things]], and is a NeatFreak and {{Workaholic}} rolled into one. She is also extremely {{Adorkable}} and neurotic, due to both her [[{{Foil}} wackier friends]]' antics or her SuperOCD nature [[SanitySlippage grating on her sanity]].
** [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] counts as TheQuietOne variant. In episodes where she tries to be loud, the best she can manage is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BpquDZEyUI a pitiful little squeak]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczDd2_X0DI something resembling]] FlatJoy, in spite of her sincerity. What lands her in this trope is the fact that she genuinely believes she ''is'' being loud.
-->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, Fluttershy. [[SelectiveObliviousness You're such a loudmouth]].
** [[NoIndoorVoice Princess Luna]] dips into this territory too.
-->'''Luna''': [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry Your princess enjoys this... "fun".]] In what other ways may we experience it?
** Pinkie Pie's big sister Maud Pie, from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie the episode of the same name]], is funny ''because'' she's so outrageously dull. This works especially well in her scenes with her sister [[PluckyComicRelief Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie]].
* As opposed to his [[LargeHam original]] [[Literature/TheJungleBook source]], Shere Khan in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' is a master of this trope. No matter what insanity is occurring around him, Khan responds to it in the exact same [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan growl]] as he uses during a regular business meeting. In fact, if Khan ever smiles at you it's probably a good idea to [[OhCrap run like hell]].
* Shaggy from the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur''. How could it be Shaggy you say? Well because of his hypnotism. Whenever Shaggy hears the word "bad", he gets so serious it's laughable.
-->'''Fred:''' Shaggy, what are you doing?\\
'''Shaggy:''' Saving your butt, Jones! Get used to it!
* EvilOverlord Lord Hater from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is constantly frustrated by Wander's [[ThePollyanna cheeriness]] and [[VitriolicBestBuds attempts to be friendly with him]]. His reaction to Wander failing to open a picnic basket then suddenly finding the latch for it is an incredulous "Seriously?!"
* Garnet from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''.
** Case in point; When fighting a monster that was mutated from Steven's breakfast, she says, ''completely seriously'', "Now it has all the powers of a breakfast!"
* Agent Powers and Agent Trigger from the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Scary-oke" are a pair of stone-faced [=MiB=]s who end up investigating the weird goings-on in town. Powers claims to be [[NoSenseOfHumor physically incapable of experiencing laughter]], while Trigger has a tendency to dramatically repeat the last word his partner says, and does things like confiscate an armful of "Mr. Mystery" bobble-heads for "evidence".
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* The stereotype of the [[GermanicDepressives Germans]] being what it is, this seems a rather inevitable result.
* Thanks to a combination of attempted clinical tone and strange or even downright silly subjects, TheOtherWiki occasionally dabbles in this trope. For example, their page for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte_County_High_School Butte County High School]], home of the Butte Pirates. Similarly, their 'plot' section for The Lonely Island song "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizz_In_My_Pants#Plot Jizz In My Pants]]". Or their entry on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_%28aesthetic%29 "cool"]].
** "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_paradox The Raven Paradox]]" page takes advantage of this, captioning a picture of apples as "non-black, non-ravens" to aid in illustrating the paradox.
** Also observe their article on "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_insult Maternal Insults]]", also known to normal people as "[[YourMom yo mamma]]" jokes.
** For that matter, their article on YouTubePoop is... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube_Poop interesting.]]
** Their page on [[{{Nextwave}} Dirk Anger]], in which they attempt to summarize his ([[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} numerous]]) mental disorders and other faults in complete seriousness.
** Not to mention serious subjects with funny names, like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_of_Batman The Division of Batman]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman%27s_Hill Batman's Hill]].
** The classic is the article about New Jersey's infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Park Action Park]], which has often been described as the funniest on the site. The combination of the outrageous-yet-true (and sourced) facts about this dangerous yet fun amusement park and their necessarily dry house style yields such gems as:
--->Also, nonswimmers would jump off the cliffs, not fully appreciating how deep the water below was, and have to be rescued. Former employee Tom Fergus says the bottom of the pool was eventually painted white to make it easier to spot any bodies on the bottom.
** Also the description of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_Olympic_Games#Marathon the equally outrageous 1904 Olympic marathon]].
* Some of the [=ESRB=]'s detailed writeups about game ratings are simply absurd, especially since they're coming from an organization devised to objectively rate games.
** They have been known to highlight features like [[{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}} the ability to "attach steaks to babies to attract a lion"]].
** Most of the unfunny comes from ESRB descriptions of sexual content, such as [[VideoGame/HeavyRain shower cutscenes that show "a male character's bare butt"]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter flexed gluteus]], "[[VideoGame/MassEffect2 unzipping a future-blouse]]", and [[VideoGame/DantesInferno demon bosses with "its penis visible during the flying and fire-spewing"]].
** The descriptors of violence can fall into this too. [[NoMoreHeroes2 An assassin "does not recover" from being chopped in half]].
* Part of the reason why animals like [[CluckingFunny chickens]] are so funny. They lack facial expressions, which make them look serious all the time. The illusion is heightened by their prim and proper stance and mannerisms, and thus they look silly when they freak out about something.
** Cats, too. There's a reason why CatsAreSnarkers in media.
*** It helps a lot that cats have such humanlike faces that people subconsciously ''think'' cats can [[CheshireCatGrin smile]], heightening the disconnect.
*** Cats hold themselves in such a dignified manner and are often quite fastidious and neurotic, which makes their (actually quite common) clumsy or goofy moments even funnier.
* In response to a glaring mistake on [[Franchise/StarWars StarWars.com's]] Encylopedia, [[TheWikiRule Wookieepedia]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer priding itself on being a source for anything and everything in Star Wars canon]], created [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kamino_(unit) this article]]. As of now, "Kamino" being a unit describing the constant height of clone troopers is technically canonical. An administrator archived this and altered the template for denoting that something was mentioned in the Encylcopedia (allowing the archival link) to facilitate the article. Brief, jocular consideration was given to creating an article on 1.87 meters ''the planet'', but it was decided that that would have been ridiculous. Even after this is inevitably (Read:eventually) rectified, a snippet on the error shall appear in the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jesse clone trooper's article]].
* Most satirists tend to be this way. They would say something that would be really outrageous and silly while keeping a straight face about it.
* Creator/RogerEbert always finds this style of comedy better than Creator/AdamSandler style clowning. See the middle of his [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990711/REVIEWS08/907110301/1023 Great Movie review]] of ''Film/DrStrangelove'', where he says merely wearing a funny hat is not funny, but not ''knowing'' your hat is funny ''is'' funny.
* MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre appeared in a commercial for an energy drink, in which the director explains all kinds of over the top things he wants to happen in order to demonstrate all the energy. In the end, GSP just stands there with a bottle, staring expressionlessly into the camera and goes:
-->"NOS Active helps give you energy. It comes in true refreshing flavours. Buy it. With your money."
* HarrisonFord went on {{Reddit}} to do an [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/22xh4j/i_am_harrison_harrison_ford_ama/ Ask Me Anything.]] [[http://www.reddit.com/r/tabled/comments/22xrnn/table_iama_i_am_harrison_harrison_ford_ama/ With few words]], some GrumpyOldMan tendencies, contempt for nerdy questions and at times even ThrowTheDogABone ("I love you." [[TheEmpireStrikesBack "I know"]]), it's this trope on full force.
-->Hello Harrison! Who would win in a celebrity boxing match: [[StarWars Han Solo]] or IndianaJones?\\
The promoter would win.

-->Hi Mr, Ford. I think we would all like to know: [[TheDogShotFirst Who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?]]\\
I don't know and I don't care.
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