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* In ''Film/TheKnowledge'', Mr Burgess deliberately laughs hysterically while giving Chris a test; the latter tries to keep a straight face.



** the weasels will set each other off. Since they are easily amused, it's less likely to spread beyond.

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** the The weasels will set each other off. Since they are easily amused, it's less likely to spread beyond.



* In ''LiveActionTV/TheKnowledge'', Mr Burgess deliberately laughs hysterically while giving Chris a test; the latter tries to keep a straight face.


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* An episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' had Don Ramón laughing uncontrollably, and when Quico approaches, he joins in and starts laughing too. Doña Florinda arrives and asks Quico why he's laughing and he says he doesn't know and continues, [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious until she calls him]] [[FirstNameUltimatum "Federico"]].

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* In ''LiveActionTV/TheKnowledge'', Mr Burgess deliberately laughs hysterically while giving Chris a test; the latter tries to keep a straight face.

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* In ''Manga/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasZerosJourney'', if Lock, Shock, or Barrel starts laughing, at least one of the other two will join in, primarily at [[ButtMonkey the third one's expense]], or if [[ComedicSociopathy misfortune befalls someone else]]

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Near the end of "Striptease for Two", Uncle Phil bursts into laughter after Will and Carlton get in serious trouble for dancing as strippers to recoup the money they lost from a bad stock tip when they found out that selling one of Aunt Vivian's bracelets wouldn't cover the cost. Will and Carlton nervously laugh along with Phil, hoping that he doesn't blow up at them. It doesn't work.


* In the special ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Goofy's Success Story]]'', Goofy became an accidental star by laughing in a theater. The onstage gag wasn't funny to anyone else, but his laugh got them going.


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* ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'': In "The Goofy Success Story", Goofy became an accidental star by laughing in a theater. The onstage gag wasn't funny to anyone else, but his laugh got them going.


* In ''Film/ManForAllSeasons'', Henry VIII and his court are visiting Thomas More by boat, and when stepping onto the riverbank, the king lands directly in the mud and is covered in it. Since he can be tyrannical and has an awful temper, the court collectively holds their breath, waiting for the king's reaction. Suddenly he starts to laugh hysterically, and the whole of the court joins in, still terrified of the king.

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* In ''Film/ManForAllSeasons'', ''Film/AManForAllSeasons'', Henry VIII and his court are visiting Thomas More by boat, and when stepping onto the riverbank, the king lands directly in the mud and is covered in it. Since he can be tyrannical and has an awful temper, the court collectively holds their breath, waiting for the king's reaction. Suddenly he starts to laugh hysterically, and the whole of the court joins in, still terrified of the king.


* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Robin Hood Daffy", WesternAnimation/PorkyPig as Friar Tuck laughs at WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's clumsy attempts at being RobinHood. Daffy walks up to confront him, but soon starts laughing as well. They spend several seconds laughing together...until Porky climbs into Daffy's arms and slaps him on the back.

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Robin "[[WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy Robin Hood Daffy", Daffy]]", WesternAnimation/PorkyPig as Friar Tuck laughs at WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's clumsy attempts at being RobinHood. Daffy walks up to confront him, but soon starts laughing as well. They spend several seconds laughing together...until Porky climbs into Daffy's arms and slaps him on the back.


* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Robin Hood Daffy", WesternAnimation/PorkyPig as Friar Tuck laughs at WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's clumsy attempts at being RobinHood. Daffy walks up to confront him, but soon starts laughing as well.

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Robin Hood Daffy", WesternAnimation/PorkyPig as Friar Tuck laughs at WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's clumsy attempts at being RobinHood. Daffy walks up to confront him, but soon starts laughing as well. They spend several seconds laughing together...until Porky climbs into Daffy's arms and slaps him on the back.
-->'''Daffy:''' Oh, knock it off! How jolly can you get?


** And then Barbossa [[MoodWhiplash breaks up the laughter]], and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments everyone instantly resumes their positions in the standoff.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS4eo-f8aOg See the scene here.]]

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** And then Barbossa [[MoodWhiplash breaks up the laughter]], and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments everyone instantly resumes their positions in the standoff.]] standoff. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS4eo-f8aOg See the scene here.]]


* ''Film/MaryPoppins'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1dkTrNH92Y I love to laugh! Long and loud and clear! It's getting worse every year! The more I laugh, the more I'm filled with glee! The more the glee, the more I'm a merrier me!]]

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* ''Film/MaryPoppins'': [[https://www.Part of Uncle Albert's affliction is that his laughing fits cause others to join in, and by consequence, float into the air like he is at the moment.
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youtube.com/watch?v=c1dkTrNH92Y I love to laugh! Long and loud and clear! It's getting worse every year! The more I laugh, the more I'm filled with glee! The more the glee, the more I'm a merrier me!]]me!]]"


* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Hajime Saito does this in his fight against Usui after deducing that the later [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask has become complacent regarding his vendetta against Shishio]]. Of course, after laughing together like madmen, [[HaHaHaNo Usui tells him to shut up]], stating that it's not even funny.
* In ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' when [[spoiler: Yusuke dies and comes back to life a second time]] Yusuke mentions his heart has stopped beating. Kurama and Hiei start laughing at him. He starts to laugh at himself too, even though he has no idea why they're laughing at him.

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Hajime Saito does this in his fight against Usui after deducing that the later latter [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask has become complacent regarding his vendetta against Shishio]]. Of course, after laughing together like madmen, [[HaHaHaNo Usui tells him to shut up]], stating that it's not even funny.
* In ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', when [[spoiler: Yusuke dies and comes back to life a second time]] time,]] Yusuke mentions his heart has stopped beating. Kurama and Hiei start laughing at him. He starts to laugh at himself himself, too, even though he has no idea why they're laughing at him.

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