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->''"This is not happening. The cruel slow-motion laughter is just your imagination." ''
-->-- '''Sue Sylvester''', ''Series/{{Glee}}''

The inversion of LaughingMad - a character's humiliation is depicted with a pan around a group of people laughing at them, often in slow motion. May be more or less fancifully depicted, ranging from a simple shot of a bunch of people pointing and laughing, to a FishEyeLens [[HitlerCam low-angle]] "swallowed up by the floor" shot {{Whip Pan}}ning from [[TheGrotesque Grotesque]] sneering face to sneering face.

Can occur in BadDreams, or can just be an ImagineSpot. If it happens for real, it's probably courtesy of TheFreelanceShameSquad.

Can be used in {{Flashback}} to set up TheyCalledMeMad and/or WhosLaughingNow



[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]
* Chazz Princeton from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has this at the thought of being demoted from Obelisk Blue to Ra Yellow.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Captain Boomerang experiences a hallucinatory one when Mindboggler unleashes his greatest fear in an early issue of ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''. He hallucinates that he surrounded by the {{superhero}}es who have defeated him the past; all laughing at him.
* Another hallucinatory example happens with Toa Kopaka in ''Comicbook/{{BIONICLE}}'' comic 14, after he is hit by Kuurahk's Staff of Fear.

[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]
* In ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'', this happens to the titular heroine when she attempts to stop a bear-baiting at King James' party.
* Happens with Melody in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' during her birthday ball.
* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. Basil suffers this after he falls into the trap of the BigBad, who along with his henchman jeer and laugh at him. This sends Basil into a fit of depression, not even trying to escape from their DeathTrap until a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan from Dawson snaps him out of it.

[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]
* Used in ''[[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Thunderbird 6]]'' - TheMovie. When Brains outlines his idea of building an airship, a roomful of air industry executives laugh at him. The film's DVDCommentary points out that, since all the characters are marionettes, lots of laughing puppet heads had to be constructed even though each of them would only appear in one shot.
-->'' "Sure, they laughed - [[WhosLaughingNow and then they built it!]]"''
* Used in combination with the ScreamDiscretionShot with the rape of Lucy Barker in the climax of the "Poor Thing" scene from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.
-->''She wasn't no match for such [[LuredIntoATrap craft]], you see,\\
And everyone thought it so droll.\\
They figured she had to be daft, you see,\\
So all of them stood there and laughed, you see.\\
Poor soul!\\
Poor thing!''
%%* ''Film/{{Carousel}}'': "Shame on you! Shame on you!"
%%* ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'' - ''"They're all gonna laugh at you!"''
* ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' - "There's no basement in the Alamo!" - eveyone laughs at him, and a kid takes his picture.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' - Happens twice to Austin as the crowd reacts to his father not being there at a royal award and, in flashback, winning an award at spy academy - and there's a toothless old gardener laughing at him both times.
** To add even more injury, it's the SAME toothless gardener!
* Buttercup's BadDreams in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' feature an old hag working a crowd against her;
-->'''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Ancient Booer:]]''' Boo! Boo! Boo! \\
'''Buttercup:''' Why do you do this? \\
'''The Ancient Booer:''' Because you had love in your hands, and you gave it up! \\
'''Buttercup:''' But they would have killed Westley if I hadn't done it. \\
'''The Ancient Booer:''' Your true love lives! And you marry another. True Love saved her in the Fire Swamp, and she treated it like garbage. And that's what she is, the Queen of Refuse. So bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo! Boo! Rubbish! Filth! Slime! Muck! Boo! Boo! ''Booo!''
* Parodied in ''[[Creator/TracyMooreProductions Fubee]]''.
-->'''Mrs. Crumpets:''' Do you know what we must do now, Miss Late? We must all point at you and laugh.
* In the Russian fantasy ''Film/{{Morozko}}'' (seen on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''), a crowd always appears to mock and laugh at the evil ugly sister when she gets in a humiliating situation.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Graystripe has a nightmare that [=StarClan=] cats are surrounding him and screaming that it's all his fault that bad things happened to [=ThunderClan=].
* Tiffany Aching gets one of these in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'', when the AlphaBitch of the trainee witches completely misses the point concerning the invisible hat bestowed by Granny Weatherwax. worst of all, Tiffany suspects some of her fellow novices aren't laughing at her - they're being ''sympathetic''....

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Lampshaded on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' - "This is not happening. The cruel slow-motion laughter is just your imagination"
* TheVicar in ''Series/{{Rev}}'' has a {{Bad Dream|s}} featuring one of these, as all his friends and family point and jeer at him that he'd make a terrible father.
* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', Nelson Van Alden hitting his RageBreakingPoint at his ButtMonkey treatment at the Faraday company is immediately preceded by several grotesque closeups of the laughing colleagues surrounding him on all sides. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry They aren't laughing for long.]]

[[folder: Theatre ]]
* In ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark'', the Circus Dream ends with Charley's voice rising in accusation and the chorus laughing at Liza. As they leave her and the dream fades, they chant, "Make up your mind! Make up your mind!"

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* A live, although online, example happens in Radio/TrueCapitalist radio's chatroom, usually after one of Ghost's [[TantrumThrowing beercan storms]].
-->Look at 'em! They're laughing! THEY'RE LAUGHING, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
* Common in ''LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries'' if someone screws up.
** During ''Episode 232: Dark Monopoly Part 2", Geoff tries to sleep in the Nether. The bed, which is part of the gameboard, [[MadeOfExplodium blows up]], and the following ensues.
-->Michael: "Goddammit, I need change..."
-->Geoff: *walks into Shag Tent, uses one of the beds, Shag Tent instantly blows up* "OH SHIT!"
-->Gavin: "OHHHHH!"
-->Jack: "What happened?!"
-->Ryan: "What did you DO?!"
-->Gavin: "Geoff slept in the Shag Tent!"
-->Jack: "Geoff, you DUMBASS!" *him, Gavin and Jeremy start laughing hysterically*
-->Michael: "Geoff... you're fuckin' STUPID."
-->Jack: "Geoff's head's down on his own desk!"
-->Michael: "COME ON, GEOFF!!"
-->*Geoff also starts laughing*

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has used it more than once, for example when Bart fantasizes about his family's reaction to him "ruining Thanksgiving." "It's all your fault! It's all your fault!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'': In the episode "The Worst First Date Ever. Period.", Sharon walks into the school gym and everyone laughs at her due to having a fat red P on her head. It turns out to be an imagination.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord's BreakThemByTalking to Pinkie Pie in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 Season 2 premiere]] convinces her that the when she makes her friends laugh they are actually mocking her instead having genuine fun with her. The scene features one of these to drive the point home, complete with mocking laughter as Pinkie trips and lands in the mud.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]", Twilight Sparkle freaks out when she worries about being late sending in a friendship report. She has an ImagineSpot where she's sent back all the way to Magic Kindergarten, and all the little ponies are laughing at her. Later, Twilight hears some giggling little ponies at play in the park, and imagines that they're laughing at ''her''.
** Same thing happened in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]]" but with adult ponies, on account of it happening to her ''for real'' when she was a filly.
*** Taken UpToEleven when Fluttershy starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWRu7QF2Hw hallucinating about many, many disembodied eyes staring at her, laughing demonically.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' episode "Docu-Mentally" ends this way.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Doug has a fantasy about this happening about OnceAnEpisode.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has this happen dozens of times. Often, several of the characters forming the circle were laughed at in an earlier episode, because KidsAreCruel.
* At the start of the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Out to Launch", Candace asks Jeremy out to a dance, and he and literally ''everyone'' in Danville start laughing at her. Then [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth blows up]], and [[DaydreamSurprise we find this was just Candace relaying her "worst-case scenario" to Stacy.]]
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' when Carver gets his revenge on an AlphaBitch by tricking her into showing up to the mall wearing a snorkel mask, a bathing suit, and flippers under the false impression she'll get to meet her favourite celebrity. Because of her ridiculous appearance, this results.
* Blossom's classmates laugh at her in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Power-Noia" after she blows three questions, but all is not as it seems. When she sees that is part of the nightmare scenario staged by Him, Blossom wises up and out-thinks the villain.
* [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts "I'M STOCK!!!"]]