Durarara!!: Shinra, after Izaya trolls him by handing his cellphone number to the police.
Izaya: How was it? Gave you quite the adrenaline shot, didn't it? Did you and Celty just grow to love each other even more due to the misattribution of arousal? Shinra: Ah hah hah. Go die chest-first in a clay ice shaver, Izaya.
In the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail, Happy and Lucky break out into laughter while chopping firewood. Then Lucky screams at Happy to stop laughing.
Earlier in the same arc, Natsu and Wendy visit a black market to pick out magic weapons with help from Edolas!Lucy because they can't use their magic in that world, whereupon she asks Natsu if he had any money once they realized how pricey the merchandise was. They don't.
Edolas!Lucy: Wait a sec. Probably should've asked this first, but do you have any money? Natsu:*laughs* What would make you think that we have any money? Edolas!Lucy:That's not funny, jerk!
In The Sandman there's a scene where Lucifer is asked if he would ever return to Hell. He stares for a moment and then says exactly this.
Bruce: Look! I'm Woody! Howdy howdy howdy! Woody: Ah-hah, ah-ha-hah, (yanks his hat off Bruce's head) gimme that.
Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, when she realizes that her idiotic goons have been searching sixteen years and are still looking for a baby. The mooks start laughing along... then she starts zapping them before sighing that she's Surrounded by Idiots.
Films — Live-Action
Jareth from Labyrinth pulls this on his goblin Mooks after telling them the "You remind me of the babe" joke.
There's a very sinister example in The Lives of Others, which is set in communist East Germany. A young Stasi agent in training is telling a (quite funny) joke to some of his friends that could be interpreted as being anti-government. A Stasi captain overhears it, and when the joke is finished, he laughs heartily... and then asks for the joke teller's name and rank, presumably so that he can be fired or imprisoned. And then he says he was just kidding, tells an even more anti-government joke, and leaves the stunned jokester be.
In The Clones of Bruce Lee (which is about, you guessed it, Bruce Lee clones), the villain Dr. Ni gives a hearty laugh, then immediately yells "Silence!" at all his henchmen laughing with him.
The first Night at the Museum has the boss do this, after Larry tells him that the mess with the fire extinguisher was caused by the (now-inanimate) cavemen. Gervais' character simply ask if he should laugh, laughs silently with exaggerated expressions, then returns to telling him off.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Cameron does this in response to Ferris' suggestion that they take the miles off his dad's Ferrari by driving home backwards.
In Scream (1996), when Randy asks Stu if he thinks Sidney would go out with him, Stu laughes and points at him in the most flamboyant way possible before putting on a deadly serious face and saying "No. I don't. At all. No."
In the Spider-Man Trilogy, there's also a scene that has been used by many to emphasis this trope, with J. Jonah Jameson laughing at Peter Parker's claim before asking, "You serious?". Seen here
Billy Madison. The title character delivers a pretty great variation:
Carl: ...I see you got a little sun today. Billy: Oh you think so? I fell asleep by the pool for a few hours. Eric Gordon: Did you fall asleep or did you pass out? Billy: Hahahahaha SHUT UP!
In Wayne's World, this is Wayne's reaction when Garth asks "did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he dressed as a girl bunny?"
In Batman Returns, when Max Shreck announces that the Penguin is running for mayor (not having gotten the Penguin's approval yet) a campaign aide makes fun of the Penguin's appearance, saying, "There must not be a lot of reflective surfaces down there in the sewers." (He meant mirrors, obviously.) Everyone laughs, including the Penguin, then the Penguin says, jovially, "Still, could be worse! My nose could be gushing blood!" Everyone laughs again... And then the Penguin bites the guy on the nose.
A Christmas Carol inverts this trope. A reformed Scrooge pretends to direct his anger at his assistant for being late, then abruptly starts laughing and saying "Merry Christmas!"
Variant in American Psycho: Patrick Bateman tries to get a last-minute reservation at hot restaurant Dorsia... and the maître d' starts laughing hysterically before slamming the phone down and cutting him off.
Live Action TV
In "Last Laugh," a M*A*S*H episode, Hawkeye and BJ arrive (drunk) at the Swamp from a court martial caused by a practical joke. As the "friend" who played the trick is leaving in a jeep they loaned him, they get a bill for his antics for $580. They both laugh for a few seconds before Hawkeye abruptly stops and gets mad. However, it's a subversion, as BJ cheerfully explains that the joker will have to walk back to camp in 30 minutes because "the only thing gassed up in that jeep was us!"
Another episode has Col. Potter trying to bring a meeting to order when Hawkeye makes a lame joke. Potter, laughing, says "Pierce, sometimes you can be very amusing," and then abruptly stops and says "And then there's now."
Used many, many times by Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The laugh rises up into a high pitched, somewhat creepy register, but he loses the exclamation on "No", and goes straight into thunderous shouting. For example, in one episode Will and Carlton lose Vivian's bracelet which they pawned for a stock investment that quickly tanked. Phil finds out about this and starts laughing which the boys join in. When asked by Phil what he should do, Will jokingly replies he should "reward them for their honesty... it worked for The Beav" causing Phil to laugh louder.
He makes a suggestive comment about Zoe, who laughs and replies cheerfully "I can hurt you."
He does the same thing regarding Inara, who has a similar response.
Mad Men has a hilariously cryptic example when Bert Cooper asks Duck Phillips, who's up for a job with the company, whom he's voting for. Duck good-naturedly answers that if he says Nixon, Cooper will think he's sucking up, and if he says Kennedy, he'll want to reform him, so he'll say... Nixon. "That's nice to say," Cooper responds with a smile — which abruptly disappears... and then abruptly reappears — and then abruptly disappears again. Duck just stands there looking bewildered until he's led away.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Giles is none too pleased to learn that Angel, who nearly tortured him to death the last time they met (after murdering his girlfriend a few months earlier), is still alive. He's even less pleased when Angel shows up at his doorstep.
Angel: I'm sorry to bother you.
Giles: (Stares, then bursts out laughing). Sorry. That's just rather funny, coming from you. (Chuckles) "Sorry to bother me."
Angel: I need your help.
Giles: And the funny keeps on coming.
Angel. When Darla and Drusilla surprise Lilah and Lindsey, the former two laugh evilly at Lindsey. Lilah starts to join in, but they snap at her to shut up.
Hannah Montana when Jackson, for the second time, has horrible luck with his sister's birthday cake and the seagulls come to eat it. His friend makes a joke and starts laughing with Jackson joining in; a minute later he then tells his friend to go home.
On Beakmans World, in a Meekman segment, Meekman makes a sarcastic joke at the doctor's expense. The doctor laughs for a second, then seriously tells him, "Don't make me laugh."
In Season 15 of the U.S. version of The Amazing Race, the judge at the Estates Theater in Prague would do this when the player doing the Roadblock handed them the wrong item.
Manny receives one from his creepy new boss in the Black Books episode "Manny Come Home": "Hahahahahahaha - I'M REALLY ANGRY NOW!!"
On House of Anubis, Fabian does this to Jerome in the first episode, following a remark Jerome made.
Jerome: Fabian, tell me, does it ever get boring always being the one to say 'that's not right' or 'cut it out' or 'fun is bad.'
Fabian: HAHAHA no.
Get Fuzzy. In the strip for 9-27-13, Bucky has been trying to become a superhero by attaching bat wings (from a real bat) to his back and donning a bizarre costume. He asks Satchel his opinion as to his success.
Bucky: So what do you think? Am I the next great superhero?
Satchel:: Short answer?
Bucky: Long answer?
Satchel:: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha...No.
Cyrano invokes this trope at Act I Scene V when he considers the possibility that an ugly man could love.
Le Bret(stupefied): How now? What? Can it be...?
Cyrano(laughing bitterly): That I should love?...
(Changing his tone, gravely): I love.
De Guiche plays it straight at Act II Scene VII when he reveals to the multitude that celebrates Cyrano combat against a one hundred men that he was the man who hired them against a poet for a satiric poem:
Red vs. Blue: Washington delivers the Trope title (in full snarking mode) when Doc suggests the Reds are behind a well thought through trap. Made quite creepy by the fact that Washington never laughs otherwise. Its probably for the best.
There's also a very early example with Caboose, of all people.
Tucker: I'm sorry, what? It's kind of hard to hear you over the sound of your constant team-killing. Caboose: Ah ha ha ha ha ah ha yeah ah hah—Don't make me mad.
RWBY has Ruby responding this way when Weiss tried to team up with Neptune. "Hahahaha, nah." Then Ruby drags Weiss out of the room.
Counselor: Ain't no such thing as too young! You're just too old!
Black chef: (boisterous laugh)
Snob: Ha ha ha ha — oh, pedophilia!
The Top 11 Cinema Snob Moments of 2011:
Snob: (venomously) Ha Ha Ha I PUNCHED SOMEBODY!note A reference to his crossover with Obscurus Lupa, where he failed to pull a punch for one of the gags.
Phelous once did a unique variation on this, when reviewing the "funny" version of House of the Dead. There was a scene where it suddenly started playing in reverse for no reason. Phelous laughed out loud, heartily; then the video reversed to before he started laughing and he said "Actually that's not very funny at all."
Linkara did this in his reviews of "Doom's IV #2" and "NBComics #1", laughing in response to the sexist jokes in both comics before yelling "This comic sucks!"
From MMO Grinder's Maple Story review "The official statement from Nexon's FAQ was that being Level 20 in Maple Story meant a lot more than being Level 20 in OTHER MMO's, to which I thought 'Hahahahahahaha...no'"
The episode "The Bart Wants What it Wants" has this:
Ranier: Bart, your little tie makes me smile. Bart: Excuse me, but you don't sound as tough as you do in the movies. Ranier: [threatening] If you don't shut your big yap, I will rip off your face and use it as a napkin. [pause, and then everyone laughs] Ranier: [serious again] Laughing time is over.
Episode "Lisa on Ice":
Homer: OK son, just remember to have fun out there today. And if you lose, I'll kill you! [everyone laughs] Bart: [good-humored] Oh, Dad. Homer: [looks menacingly at Bart] Bart: [cringes]
Also from the episode where Homer becomes trash commissioner, and has to deal with (actually, ignore) the garbage crisis: Homer is about to leave Moe's. When Moe asks him to pay for his drinks, Homer says his campaign catchphrase: "Let someone else do it." Moe laughs, amused. Homer starts to walk out. Moe cocks his shotgun: "Seriously, give me the money."
Inverted in the episode The Springfield Connection: Marge tells Chief Wiggum that she wants to join the police force. He answers with roaring laughter, seemingly implying that the concept of a female police officer is just ridiculous for him - then his laughing abruptly stops and he welcomes her to the team. And at the end if the episode, this scene gets a reprise, but now with Marge's request to quit her police job.
Futurama. Hermes wants Leela to sign an indemnity waiver in case she is killed on a mission.
Leela: I don't know about your last crew, but I plan on doing as little dying as possible.
Adventure Time has the Earl of Lemongrab, upon finding out that his "attack" was a prank.
Lemongrab: Prank...? For laughs...? Yes, of course... Just a prank... For laughs... AhhhhaaaAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA.HAHAHAHAHAHAHA—twelve years dungeon. All of you, dungeon. 7 YEARS, NO TRIAL.
In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, when Fred is complimented by his father and asks him if he finally accepts what Fred wants to do with his life (solve mysteries using ridiculous traps), he gets this trope in reply.
In Rocko's Modern Life episode "Dear John", Rocko hires a hyena contractor to fix his kitchen, but the wreckage is so huge and costly that the hyena contractor guy bursts into hysterical laughter over it.
Is the final line of subtitled dialogue in the silent short "Teddy Bear's Picnic," featured in Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Film Festival.
Mordecai: So no more cheating, huh? Would you care to (pulls out blond dye) wager on that?
Also at the end of "Cool Bikes".
Mordecai: Hey, so you admitted we're cool huh? you're gonna give us the cart back, right?
(Benson bursts out laughing)
In the last episode of Titan Maximum, Jodi is held captive by extremely sarcastic guards.
Jodi: Please, you have to let me go!
Guard 1: (chipper) Yeah, we could do that, but (dead serious) yeah, we're not gonna do that.
At the end of the first episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) cartoon, in answer to Leonardo's confusion over why he was so sure in choosing him as the team's leader, Master Splinter asserts that as leader, he will learn that there are no right and wrong answers, only "choices".
This happened behind the scenes on MythBusters. They were testing whether certain sugary breakfast cereals are in fact less nutritious than the box they come in. The test involved three groups of mice: a control group (A) being fed standard mouse food, a group (B) being fed sugary cereal, and a group being fed cardboard processed into mouse-food-like pellets (group C). All three groups of mice did fine all week. Then everyone left for the weekend. When they returned on Monday, there were no longer three mice in group C. Instead, there was one very fat mouse and two mouse skeletons. When the team showed the footage to Discovery Channel executive types, this was their reaction in a nutshell.
Adele used this on Jonathan Ross, to get out of a question as to whether the special theme project she'd just admitted to working on would be for the next James Bond. (She was lying.)