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When a character, either feigning genuine laughter or being obviously sarcastic, pretends to laugh along with other characters, or encourages/threatens them to do so, then abruptly tells them to shut up, in one way or another. The rejection can be a quiet aside, an unexpected tirade or anything in between. Sometimes, this is in concert with a Laugh with Me! moment.

Compare Pre-Violence Laughter and contrast Tension-Cutting Laughter. The trope also applies to situations in which somebody finds something that somebody else is saying Actually Pretty Funny, but this amusement isn't changing anybody's mind. The non-laughing version is "No. Justů No" Reaction. The denial/rejection can be a Blunt "No". Compare Last Note Nightmare.


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  • In this commercial for the website, a prospective borrower with a poor credit rating receives this reaction when he applies for a car loan.
  • In a commercial for Turbotax, a guy asks his tax advisor if his son still eating his food makes him a dependent and gets this response back.
  • One of the Peggy ads for Discover card involves a customer calling up USA Prime Credit (fictional competitor) and learning about the various points rewards that they offer, which include stuff like a trucker cap. The customer asks if maybe he might be able to get cash as a reward. The response of Peggy and the other staff is "He want cash!" and uproarious laughter.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Durarara!!: Shinra, after Izaya trolls him by handing his cellphone number to the police.
    Izaya: So how's it going? Did this little bit of trauma give you lover's goose pimples? You can admit it. I bet it did, right? Hope your hearts don't explode from the suspense.
    Shinra: Ah hah hah, yeah. Wouldn't you like to know. I hope the suspense kills you.
  • Oruchuban Ebichu has a delivery boy briefly entertaining Ebichu's antics before delivering a swift blow to her noggin.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • In the anime adaptation, 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 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Josuke challenges Rohan to a game of Cee-lo/chinchirorin, intending to cheat him out of his money. After Josuke wins twice in a row with triple sixes, they decide that it was just a coincidence, and it could naturally happen a third time. Rohan starts laughing, and Josuke follows suit, but Rohan then cuts off his pinky finger. He turns deadly serious and makes another wager- if he can't catch Josuke cheating, he'll pay him 2 million yen to fix his pinky, but if he does, he'll cut off Josuke's pinky.
  • In Rurouni Kenshin, when Saitou uses his deductive skills to reveal Usui's real reason he joined Shishio instead of fighting him, both break into a loud wide-grinning laugh before an angered Usui screams "WHAT'S SO FUNNY!?" at him.
  • In Sakura Quest, the tourism board discusses a film project in the struggling rural town of Manoyama, which involves burning down an abandoned house while shooting the climax of the film. Ushimatsu Kadota, the head of the tourism board, is in favor, since this will help reduce the number of abandoned homes in the area, and one of his subordinates suggests they try Kadota's house. Kadota responds as follows
    Kadota: Oh, you're so funny! What a guy- YOU IDIOT!

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    Comic Strips 
  • In Bloom County, the August 9, 1982 strip had the TV announcing to Opus that the economy was going great, the Soviet Union had just given up on Communism, and that columnists George Will and Bill Buckley were setting up a legal defense fund for gay welfare cheats.
    Opus: REALLY?
    TV: Ha ha... no.
    Opus: I wasn't going to buy that last one.
  • 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: Yes.
    Satchel: No.
    Bucky: Long answer?
    Satchel: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha... No.
  • Calvin and Hobbes:
    Calvin's Mom: You remember Amy? She just laughed when I called her.
    • In another, Calvin's parents pull it on each other for suggesting leaving Calvin unsupervised for a few hours.

    Fan Works 
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
    • Vegeta pulls this after he kills Nappa, saying he might spare Goku, Gohan, and Krillin because he's so happy after that.
      Krillin: Really?
      Vegeta: HA HA, ha, ho ho, oh, oh no, you're all thoroughly screwed.
    • "Oh, no! The invincible Lord Freeza defeated by a mere child! What dramatic irony! Oh-ho-ho no, just kidding".
    • Dende gets one later, when Vegeta gets his name wrong.
      Dende: Hahahahahaha, no. No, it's Dende. Say "Dende".
  • In the first episode of My Little Pony: Camaraderie is Supernatural, the narrator uses it during his retelling of the original show's Storybook Opening.
    Narrator: So she's all like "Screw this, I'm making it night all the time!" And her sister was like "Ha ha ha, no", and used a bunch of magic Maguffins to put her in time-out for a thousand years.
  • Sword Art Online Abridged:
    • Episode 4 has a variant in which Rosalia mocks Kirito and Silica.
      Rosalia: Kirito, is it? I'm glad Silica was able to party up with someone her level.
      Kirito: Hahaha... [pupils shrivel to pin pricks] what.
    • Episode 10 gives us this glorious exchange when Kirito offers to help them secure the deal with the King of the Ashes.
      Kirito: Ohhh, I see, so you need me at the table, cracking jokes and breaking the ice. I gotcha.
      Heathcliff: HA HA HAŚ No!! God no! I need to hide you under the biggest rock I can find!
  • In Retro Chill, this is Socrates' response to being asked if he'll forgive Sherman for putting a transmitter chip inside his head.
  • In Wizard Runemaster, Harry Potter's group reacts this way when Corazon, the leader of the Veela, implies Harry's gay. For the next few minutes, Jessir can't even look at Corazon without breaking into laughter again.
  • In Robb Returns, this is Robert's reaction when he sees that Cersei is trying to have a wheelhouse built for their travel from White Harbor to Winterfell. He even begins to tear up.
  • This is the reaction to several of Ash's Pokemon (Pikachu, Squirtle, and Pidgeot) to the idea of repeating the events of Snow Way Out!, in PokÚmon Reset Bloodlines.

    Films — Animation 
  • Toy Story:
    • Woody does a form of this after the toy shark's lame impression of him after finding his hat.
      Toy Shark: Look! I'm Woody! Howdy howdy howdy!
      Woody: Ah-hah, ah-hah, [yanks his hat off the toy shark's head] gimme that.
    • Later when Woody is trying to convince the other toys to help him get back to Andy's room, claiming Buzz is still alive and asks him for backup.
      Woody: Buzz! will you come up here and give me a hand? [Buzz throws Woody up his severed arm] Ha, ha, that's very funny Buzz... this is serious!
  • 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.
  • In The Pebble and the Penguin, the villain Drake gets one of the most magnificent ones in history. First, he asks Marina (the hero's girlfriend) to marry him, to which she answers with a Big "NO!". Drake then says: "No? NO?... Oh, I get it: you're JOKING!" Drake then laughs very loudly, causing his bootlicking courtiers to start laughing along with him. The villain suddenly stops laughing: "WHAT'S SO FUNNY?!??" ... and then proceeds to sing a whole song titled "Don't Make Me Laugh". A whole song.
  • Pretty much spoken verbatim in Zootopia.
    Judy: Hi! Hello! It's me again!
    Nick: Hey, it's Officer Toot-Toot!
    Judy: Ha-ha-ho, no.
  • Meta-example: Legend has it that someone proposed doing a one-scene G.I. Joe/The Transformers crossover during the first My Little Pony animated movie, and that the response from the Hasbro representative was this trope almost word for word:
    Hasbro: Very funny. No.
  • At the beginning of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie:
    Cop: Put on some clothes, you weirdo.
    Captain Underpants: A-haw-haw-haw, no way!
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker:
    Bonk: I want out!
    The Joker: If you insist.
    Bonk: [as Joker raises his gun] Hey, man, take it easy... I-I was just kiddin'!
    The Joker: [revealing a "Bang!" Flag Gun] So was I!
    [he chuckles, and the Jokerz let out a sigh; as Bonk relaxes, Joker pulls the trigger again, and the flag-pole shoots out of the gun, impaling Bonk and poisoning him with Joker toxin]
    The Joker: Oops! No, I wasn't!
  • In Kung Fu Panda 2 Po is meeting Shen and being his typical self, causing Shen to nearly reach his Rage Breaking Point and let out a stress induced laugh, Po joins him for a bit before naively asking him what are they laughing at. At this, Shen also stops before telling his wolves to aim his cannon at Po to kill him.
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part:
    Emmet: You destroyed my ship!
    Rex: Kid, you can build anything, but there ain't nothing you can't break! [starts laughing]
    Emmet: [laughs along, then stops] I don't get it.
  • In Dinosaur Train: Adventure Island, this is Thurston's reaction to the Conductor's question as to whether or not he tested everything before actually opening Adventure Island to the public. "After all, it is Adventure Island". Naturally, this does not end well.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: Invoked three times in Oogie Boogie's Song. Oogie keeps going back and forth between mocking Santa Claus out of sheer disbelief that he's "the one everybody's talkin' about", and threatening him, showing him who's boss. Note that he only goes back to mocking mode whenever Santa tries to stand up to him.
  • This exchange in the opening scene of The Super Mario Bros. Movie:
    Penguin King: That is for the taste of our fury. Do you yield?
    Bowser: [chuckles] I do not. [captures the penguins and scorches their ice palace]

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Jareth from Labyrinth pulls this on his goblin Mooks after telling them the "You remind me of the babe" joke.
  • Used at least once in each Austin Powers movie between Dr. Evil and his son Scott, as an Overly-Long Gag.
  • In The Princess Diaries movie:
    Joe: You may call me Joe.
    Mia: Joey? Hehe...
    Joe: Hehehe. No. Joe.
  • In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Riff does this to Magenta during the dinner scene.
  • 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 demands the joke teller's name and rank. 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 laughs 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 Spider-Man 2, there's a scene in which J. Jonah Jameson is laughing uproariously in response to Peter Parker asking to be paid in advance before asking, "You serious?"
  • 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 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Fred telling Chip "I knew you were a good guy" is met with one of these.
  • 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.
  • In Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, Betty discusses with his minions about how they can finish off The Chosen One. When he comes up with something, he starts laughing, then forces his minions to laugh with him. As they laugh nervously around him, Betty gets tired of hearing them and suddenly yells out "ENOUGH!"
  • In Pee-wee's Big Adventure, when Francis tells Pee-wee that he wants to buy his bike from him, Pee-wee falls to the ground, laughing uproariously. Francis asks him what's so funny, to which Pee-wee stops laughing, gets back up again and tells him sternly, "It's not for sale, Francis!"
  • In Black Panther, M'Baku turns down a request for help like this, characteristic of a leader with a playful side and a keen sense of responsibility for his people. Ultimately, he changes his mind.
    T'Challa: ...I could use an army as well.
    M'Baku: I bet you could. [chuckles] But no. [Beat] I will give no Jabari lives towards your cause.
  • In Ben and Arthur, Mildread, in this scene portrayed as an overly demanding customer at the cafe where Arthur works, asks Arthur for more sugar. Arthur's response? "Ahahahaha... no", and he prances out of the cafe, quitting his job at this affront. And he's supposed to be the hero.

  • 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.
  • In the Acknowledgements to The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi gives this a shot:
    First off, to everyone who thinks writing a sequel should be easy because you've already created the universe: Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Heh. No.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the M*A*S*H episode, "Last Laugh", 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 by pawning it for a stock investment that quickly tanked (surprisingly, this was Carlton's idea). Phil finds out about this when they're caught stripping to get money to buy back the bracelet, and after they come clean, Phil starts laughing, and 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.
  • Jayne in Firefly.
    • 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.
  • In My Wife and Kids, basically a catchphrase used whenever Michael is interacting with the kids.
  • 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 Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Ryan got a great one in during a game of Secret based on William Tell and his son.
    Colin: Say, you're not gonna, like, shoot me through the head so I won't tell your horrible secret...
    Ryan: Ha ha ha!!! ...put that on your head and go over there.
    Colin: What's with the grape?!
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 examples:
    • In the episode "Pod People":
      Recording Artist: [gives the Okay sign, smiling, and then suddenly frowns] It stinks!note 
    • In the episode "Fugitive Alien":
      "Ha ha ha ha — you're stuck here!"
    • In most episodes, Crow will respond to an obnoxious comment from a movie character with: "Ha ha... SHUT UP!"
  • Joffrey from Game of Thrones starts an episode by listening to a minstrel play and sing an incredibly irreverent song that said minstrel wrote about the death of his father and what a bitch his mother is. While the minstrel begs for mercy, Joffrey applauds and laughs... and then asks the minstrel which he would rather have: hands or a tongue.
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: In "Ask Zack", a girl Zack was dating does this exact trope before scolding him.
  • On Beakman's 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.
  • Monty Python: In a job interview sketch, interviewer John Cleese has applicant Graham Chapman uncomfortable from the start by reacting to everything he says and does with disapproving clucks and note-taking; at one point Graham gives a flippant answer that has them both chuckling until Cleese goes "ha ha" and takes more notes.
  • In the Doctor Who story "Revenge of the Cybermen", the Doctor is knocked unconscious in a rockfall and Harry attempts to undo the bomb strapped to his back, not knowing that doing so will cause the bomb to go off. Then the Doctor wakes up:
    Doctor: Harry, were you trying to undo this?
    Harry: Well, naturally.
    Doctor: ...Did you make the rocks fall, Harry?
    Harry: Er, well, I suppose I must have done, yes.
    Doctor: Ha. Ha ha. Hahahahahaha! AhahahahahahaHARRY SULLIVAN IS AN IMBECILE! [falls unconscious]
  • Seinfeld: The Soup Nazi laughs along with Elaine's business-disrupting Al Pacino impression, then blows his lid and bans Elaine from his restaurant for a year.
  • A Saturday Night Live skit spoofing ''Judge Judy" (with Cheri O'teri as Judge Judy Sheindlin), starts with this exchange:
    Judge Judy: [addressing her bailiff] Did you see the game last night, Burt?
    Bailiff: Looks like the Mets are gonna put the Padres to bed, judge!
    Judge Judy: Well you better hope they win the playoffs — I got your paycheck riding on it!
    Bailiff: Heh heh heh!
    Judge Judy: Heh heh heh — I'm SERIOUS.
  • One episode of Jeopardy! had Alex react this way to a contestant's answer.
  • On Schitt's Creek shopkeeper David Rose laughs along with Mayor Pain Roland Schitt's rhetorical question "Who am I, Gwyneth Paltrow?'' until David shuts him down with a firm no.
  • Wings. Joe does this when he learns that his brother Brian and sister-in-law Casey burnt down his wife Helen's house. However, Brian knows him well enough to know Joe is incredibly angry even as he's laughing and tries repeatedly to apologize before Joe delivers a Big "SHUT UP!".
  • In the Once Upon a Time episode "In the Name of the Brother", the following exchange became a meme among the fandom:
    Snow White: Maybe Doc can do it.
    Grumpy: Surgery? Ha ha ha ha ha... [stares, grows serious] No.
  • Odd Squad: At the end of "Trials and Tribulations", all of the tube operators at Precinct 13579 when, after being handed an enormous stack of demands, Ms. O remarks that there's a reason why she's never put all of them in the same room together. It delves into an Overly-Long Gag where they go between laughing and being serious numerous times.
    • Odd Todd does this in "Now You Don't See Me" when giving the second clue to Olive and Otto about where to find him.
    Odd Todd: But hurry up. Time is running out. [Evil Laugh] But seriously though, you should hurry.
    • In the Cold Open of "O is for Opposite", a businesswoman named Pam is shown laughing with someone on the phone before suddenly stopping, saying "stocks", and hanging up.
    • Subverted in "Orchid's Almost Half-Hour Talent Show" when Olympia asks Oona if she can do her talent on command, only for Oona to laugh and then say in dead earnest, "Of course."
    • Xavier and Xena's Mirthless Laughter takes the form of this, as they'll laugh in a stiff manner at something amusing to them before suddenly stopping.
    • In "Running on Empty", Opal and Orla stop at a cactus in the Sahara Desert to get some water in order to refuel their van. After attaching a faucet to it using a Faucet-inator gadget, Orla turns it on, and water slowly makes its way into a quart container. After a brief moment, Opal asks her if the process goes any faster, causing Orla to have this reaction:
    Orla: Hahahaha, ah-hahahahahaha- no. It does not.
    • In "Down the Tubes", Orla and O'Shaughnessy go and confront a man known as High-Five at his house. He denies any involvement with the mix-up of the tubes, and to prove it, he pulls a "down low, too slow" trick on O'Shaughnessy.
    High-Five: My biggest act of villainy is this. [extends his hand] Down low. [O'Shaughnessy goes to smack his hand before he pulls it away] Too slow! Hahahaha! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!! HA, HA, HAAAAAAA- I'm in the middle of a puzzle. [goes back inside]
  • Control Z: When Gerry shows up at Raúl's party, Pablo calmly asks him to leave because nobody wants to see him after what he did to Luis. His other two friends, Darío and Ernesto, sort-of take Pablo's side. Gerry laughs sarcastically and asks if they are kidding, but the three can only respond with silence before Gerry becomes angry and nearly picks a fight with them, which Pablo stops and Gerry leaves stating how "disappointed" he is that they don't trust him anymore.
  • Frasier: Niles' first scene with Frasier has him doing this. Frasier's at the end of his rope with their dad Martin, who is being spectacularly difficult to live with thanks to his Game-Breaking Injury. Niles mentions he and his wife Maris had been talking about how they should help. Frasier asks if that means letting Martin stay with them, Niles chortles for a second, then instantly says "dear god, no".


  • In episode 47 of Welcome to Night Vale Kevin uses this trope towards his boss Lauren when she gets a little too chummy.
    Lauren: Thanks Kev! Can I call you Kev?
    Kevin: Hahahahaha! No Lauren. By no means.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • BattleTech: During the Wars of Reaving, a secret cabal within the Clan Scientist Caste called The Society starts trying to take over. When the Society sends Jade Falcon Khan Marthe Pryde an ultimatum, her response was to laugh uncontrollably for several minutes, then give her answer in the form of executing the nearest Scientist she could find.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac:
    • 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:
      All: [laughing] Ah! ah! ah!
      Cuigy: He who laid that ambush, 'faith!
      Must curse and swear!
      Brisaille: Who was it?
      De Guiche: I myself.
      [the laughter stops]
      I charged them — work too dirty for my sword,
      To punish and chastise a rhymster sot.
      [strained silence]
  • Rebecca: This is Maxim's reaction to Ich/I Comically Missing the Point that he's trying to propose to her.
  • Theatre/Hamilton: Upon his defeat in the presidential election, Aaron Burr congratulates Thomas Jefferson and talks about looking forward to them working together. Jefferson finds this to be a funny joke (though Burr was Jefferson's vice president for that cycle, Jefferson had the law changed so presidential candidates could choose their vice president rather than it being the runner up).
    Aaron Burr: Congrats on a race well run. I did give you a fight!
Thomas Jefferson: Uh huh. Aaron Burr: I look forward to our partnership. Thomas Jefferson: Our partnership? Aaron Burr: As your vice president. Thomas Jefferson: Hahahaha, yeah right! (To James Madison) You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talking about "I look forward to our partnership"!

    Video Games 
  • When Shepard offers to dance with EDI in Mass Effect 3, Joker starts laughing... for 30 straight seconds, before saying "Seriously though, don't go there."
  • Final Fantasy II: The Emperor does this late in the game in Dissidia Final Fantasy (though not exactly in the same circumstances pictured).
  • Kingdom of Loathing:
    • Used word for word in the strange leaflet if, while standing in front of the cave that contains the house and the grue egg, you try typing "Take cave".
    • After Shen Copperhead poisons you three times and forces you to go grab a random artifact in exchange for the antidote (instead of the Dismantled Macguffin piece you actually came to him for), you lose your patience and just beat him over the head and take the antidote from him.
    "Ha ha ha", Shen laughs, wincing. "Okay, you got me that time. So we're even now."
    "Ha ha ha", you reply. "No. Not even close."
    You proceed to beat nine kinds of hell out of him until he tells you where the Copperhead Charm is. It turns out he had it in his jacket pocket all along.
  • The Sims. Sims sometimes do that in their negative responses.
  • The Force Unleashed. Starkiller is facing off against a gorog, a creature capable of crushing a rancor with a single hand.
    Kota: We have to take this thing out of commission.
    Starkiller: Hahaha... HOW?!
  • Dynasty Warriors. Sima Yi gives a particularly good one in #7.
    Cao Shuang: I was right to do what I did! Know your place! Our men were becoming as one under me...his highness knew that!
    Sima Yi: Ha ha ha ha! You Imbecile!
  • Borderlands 2
    • When the player is delivering invitations to Claptrap's birthday party, this is Marcus' reaction to actually coming there.
    • He also says it in the first Borderlands, when you first start the game
    Marcus: Oh, don't worry. I'm sure we'll be doing this all again soon enough. Hahahahaha! Get off my bus.
  • In Far Cry: New Dawn, Mickey and Lou, the leaders of the Highwaymen, announce to their men that they're going to work with Ethan Seed in taking over his cult city of New Eden, and in return he'll share the power of the apples of Eden with them. One Highwayman is incredulous that the twins believe in a "sacred fruit" and accuses Lou of going made like their father. Lou joins him in laughing raucously, then smashes her plate and jams a fragment of it into his throat.
  • In Grim Fandango, Manny's reaction to the player trying to order him to pick up used cat litter during Act 2 is a burst of incredulous laughter.
    • This also happens when Manny talks to Max about getting Charlie's money back.
    Manny: HAHAHAHAHAHA — No, seriously. He says you have a lot of it.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, if you kill Trevor during a friend activity or otherwise outside a mission, he sends you a text:
    Trevor: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! pay my hospital charges.
  • In VVVVVV, one of the rooms is called "Plain Sailing From Here On". The following room is then called "Ha Ha Ha Not Really".
  • One of Miguel's moves in the Tekken series is a long laugh. With no button press, it simply ends. With a specific input, he follows it up by punching you. Hard.
  • Etna's Chapter 10 preview in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness has her being constantly interrupted by Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!, with the interruptions becoming increasingly frequent throughout. By the end, he lets out a hearty laugh; she sarcastically laughs along with him before unleashing her true feelings.
    "Hahaha" MY ASS!!
  • A variation is done by one personality of Marauders in Stellaris if the player tries to hire them to raid a Fallen Empire. They let out a long, battle-ready warrior's scream... followed by a Little "No". They love a good fight, but theyĺre not stupid about it.
  • In The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, one of the many "empty chest" messages you can get for examining a chest you have already opened is this.
  • Selecting a hostile Chaos Lord in Total War: Warhammer will occasionally have them cackle before growling out "I think not" if you try to get them to do anything.

    Visual Novels 
  • In Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, selecting "I've made partner!" at the start of Case 2 has this exchange.
    Harvey: They're moving me to a new office? I've made partner!
    Peanut: [chuckle] Yeah isn't that great Ś No.

    Web Animation 
  • 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. It's 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.
  • In Hazbin Hotel, Charlie asks Alastor if he really believes rehabilitation is possible.
    Alastor: HAHAHAHAHA! Of course not! That's wacky nonsense!
    • A terser version between Alastor and Angel Dust:
    Alastor: And what can you do, my effeminate fellow?
    Angel Dust: I can suck your dick!
    Alastor: (microphone feedback noise) HA! No.
  • Metal Gear Awesome
    Snake: What's that rumbling in the back, are you in a helicopter?
    Miller: That's my stomach, I'm hungry.
    Snake: Hungry for worms?
    Miller: No, hungry for wooooooords!
    [both laughing]
    Snake: HahahahaSHUT UP! >:(
  • A sort-of example in NiN10Doh!
    Chicken: Hi, I'm a cock.
    Cat: And I'm a pussy!
    Both: NO!!!
  • Charlie the Unicorn. "Oh yes, the Banana King, of course. Absolutely not."
  • Played as a Running Gag in this YouTube Poop of Caillou.
    Caillou: Can I look inside the truck?
    Eric: Ha-ha-ha! No— [smash cut to next scene]
  • In Crazy Boris Productions' "Final Fantasy Fugitive" animation, Cactuar and Tonberry are about to flee the house, but after the police blow up their 'car' (really a lawnmower) Cactuar says that they'll have to take the 1868 BC Ford Pinto. Tonberry blinks a couple of times, laughs hysterically, and then gives a deadpan "no", proving his point by slapping the 'Pinto' (really a push mower and wagon), causing it to explode.
  • In Hunter: The Parenting Big D's response to the suggestion that he tell his family where they're going when he drags them out in the middle of the night is a hearty laugh, followed by "Suggestion vetoed'.

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 

    Web Videos 
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • Reviewing The Room (2003): "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha that's not funny, you sick fuck!"
    • Concluding his bit on Scrappy Doo in top 11 Dumbasses in Distress, he laughs briefly, then shoots his gun several times.
    • At the end of the Good Burger review, Ed closes the film with his famous catchphrase "welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?" Critic responds with delight that yes, he certainly can, then shouts "DIE!" for about five seconds.
  • The Cinema Snob gets a lot of mileage out of this trope:
    • Grizzly 2:
      Snob: Wow, ha, ha, ha-THIS WAS A MESS.
    • Dracula: The Dirty Old Man:
      Snob: Ha ha ha ha — he murdered two people!
    • The Heil Honey I'm Home! DVD-R Hell:
      Hitler: I've been a very very bad Hitler! [slaps his wrist]
      Brad: Ha ha ha ha... because he killed millions of people!
    • Camp Counselor "Diddler" from Sleepaway Camp:
      Counselor: Ain't no such thing as too young! You're just too old!
      Black chef: [boisterous laugh]
      Snob: Ha ha ha ha Ś oh, pedophilia!
    • The Top 11 Cinema Snob Moments of 2011:
      Snob: [venomously] Ha Ha Ha I PUNCHED SOMEBODY!note 
    • In Marci X, when Marci's friends come to cheer her up after getting caught in a scandal, they commend her for not eating:
      Snob: HA HA HA HA — they all have an eating disorder!
  • 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."
  • Atop the Fourth Wall:
    • 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!"
    • Likewise, this was his reaction to Keeper saying "Order is restored" in the History of Power Rangers episode on Power Rangers Dino Charge, talking about how preventing the start of the series brought back the dinosaurs.
    • Before that, the HoPR on Power Rangers Samurai sees his rant about Mentor Ji's attitude towards Antonio (triggered by Ji saying Antonio's not fit to be a Ranger because he was self-taught and taking away Antonio's morpher — which Antonio likewise built himself, making it his property and Ji a thief for swiping it) start with Lewis chuckling before he launches into the rant by asking who the hell Ji thought he was for doing that.
    • He was not at all pleased when a police officer in "Marville #2" basically told the main characters that he gets paid for being lazy. After hearing the "joke", he angrily reminded the viewers (and Marville writer Bill Jemas) of how many police officers die every year in the line of duty.
    • In his review of "Marville #5", he takes one look at the cover and sees that Jemas tried to trick the readers into thinking it was a parody comic by including the subtitle "Originville" to justify its made-up backstory for Wolverine:
    Linkara: Oh, but now it thinks it's still being a parody, because under "Marville", it says "Originville"! GET IT? Just like that comic "Wolverine: Origins"? And this comic features Wolverine prominently? And that it's "Originville" instead of "OriginS"? Do you get it? DO YOU GET IT? IT'S FUNNY! LAUGH! LAUGH, DAMN YOU! And then stop laughing, because it isn't funny.
  • Todd in the Shadows, "One Hit Wonderland: Kung Fu Fighting" - Did Carl Douglas deserve better? This is Todd's response (although he does say he didn't deserve worse)
  • Used by Stuart Ashen during his review of the 'Whole Chicken In A Can'.
    Ashens: Ha ha ha ha ha ha I wish I was dead.
  • Mocked by Yotobi during his review of Sharknado
  • The Runaway Guys: From their Mario Party 3 playthrough, part 7 of Creepy Cavern. Jon has just gotten a Boo Bell, and he comes to a fork in the road where he could choose to land on the same space as Emile and Mario, initiating a duel with one of them. He chooses the other way.
    Jon: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha —- no."
  • Allison Pregler like to deliver her breathless non-sequiturs in this format, especially in her Charmed (1998) reviews and Baywatching.
    • Adding a comment on the terrible artwork of the Charmed season 9 comics:
      Allison!Phoebe: Nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh, my teeth are terrifying.

    Western Animation 
  • 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.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: During The Uploads, one of the videos watched is Tobias playing a prank on his father at 5 AM that made his family think they were being robbed. This is the reaction when he reveals it was all a prank:
    Harold: ...Of course! Well, this makes this terrible ordeal funny all of a sudden, hahahahah! I thought my family was in mortal danger, but it wasn't! Hahahahaha-you're grounded.
  • Animaniacs: In "The Big Candy Store", a nun asks candy store owner Mr. Flaxseed if he could donate some candy to an orphanage's Easter celebration. The cheapskate Flaxseed laughs uproariously (so hard we see his tonsils laughing too), then snaps "No!" and ejects her from his store.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: in "Mad Love" this is Batman's response to Harley Quinn claiming she and Joker are going to get married after the former dies. A bout of Evil Laughter ended abruptly by, "You little fool. The Joker doesn't love anything but himself. Wake up, Harleen. He had you pegged for hired help the minute you walked into Arkham."
  • On Care Bears & Cousins, in "Beastly Bungalow", after Beastly agrees to come back and work Harmony's Share Shack, he asks if he can be in charge and they can change the name to the Beastly Bungalow.
    Share: [giggles] ...No. But you get to hang out with everybody and make delicious treats. Okay?
    Beastly: Yeah! You've got yourself a deal.
  • Code Lyoko:
    Odd: Oh, come on, relax, Yumi. After all, you gotta admit, the photo thing was funny, wasn't it?
    Yumi: [angry about an embarrassing picture being posted in the paper] Hahaha, no!
  • In Dexter's Laboratory episode "Decode of Honor", Dexter and Deedee mix up their lists of how to join Action Hank and Ponypuffs respective fan clubs, leading Dexter to collect flowers in a tutu and Deedee in combat fatigues attacking people. When Dexter goes to see Hank, Hank explains the mix-up and that it happens all the time between brothers and sister. He and Dexter share a good laugh until Hank reveals what the Ponypuffs do to girls who visit as soldiers;
    Dexter & Hank: Hahahahaha!
    Hank: (Sternly) This ain't funny. You're sister's in danger!
  • Subverted in the Family Guy episode "Running Mates" after Peter used a sexy picture of Lois against her in an attempt to win an election for school board president.
    Chris: Are you and dad going to get a divorce?
    Lois: [laughs] Oh, honey. [turns dead serious] Maybe.
  • 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.
      Hermes: Oh ho ho ho ... Just sign the paper.
    • Subverted in "Love and Rockets", when Leela asks Bender, "Doesn't it bother you even a little to be taking advantage of your girlfriend's trust?"
      Bender: [laughs, then Beat] Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. [guffaws]
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
  • Infinity Train: In Book 3, when Simon starts looking through his and Grace's stuff, he mentions that Grace has "Arctic Cowboy" brand deodorant "for summer sports perspiration."
    Grace: That's good, because I don't need your ripeness giving away our position.
    Simon: A-ha-ha-ha-ha- [Simon abruptly stops laughing and gives Grace a look]
  • Johnny Bravo: In "Charm School Johnny", Johnny asks Pops if the former is a gentleman, causing the latter to laugh for a long time before simply replying "No".
  • The Powerpuff Girls are jailed for crimes they did not do in their second episode, "Powerpuff Bluff", and have to break free from prison to get rid of their impersonators. And So Once Again, the Day Is Saved, right? Not quite.
    Mayor: Of course now you''ll have to go back to jail for breaking out in the first place!
    [crowd laughter]
    Mayor: ...I'm serious.
    [everyone goes silent]
  • In Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja, when Randy/the Ninja asks Evil Julian to give him the power ball, Evil Julian starts to giggle, causing Randy to start laughing too, and they both keep laughing at each other back and forth until Evil Julian abruptly says "no" and attacks Randy.
  • Regular Show
    • At the end of the episode "Bet to Be Blonde", we get this exchange:
      Rigby: Yeah, it's not cool to cheat on bets. And though my physical wounds are minor, this lesson will psychologically scar me for years to come.
      Mordecai: So no more cheating, huh? Would you care to [pulls out blond dye] wager on that?
      [both laugh]
      Rigby: No.
    • 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]
      Benson: No.
  • 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 when Rocko asks that it be repaired within a few days.
  • Samurai Jack: The episode "Jack and the Travelling Creatures" has this when Jack reaches the Guardian, and asks to use the time portal he guards:
    Jack: I humbly request your permission to use this great power.
    Guardian: Hahahahahahahahaha! No.
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: When Fred's father compliments him, Fred asks him if he finally accepts what Fred wants to do with his life (solve mysteries using ridiculous traps) and gets this trope in reply.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Horde Prime gives a small chuckle and refutes Glimmer's question if he was being sincere about sparing Etheria, it's only because he cannot allow a reminder of Hordak's failure to be in his galactic rule.
  • The Simpsons
    • "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.
    • In "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]
    • In "Trash of the Titans", Homer becomes sanitation commissioner and has to deal with (actually, ignore) Springfield's garbage crisis. He's about to leave Moe's Tavern when Moe asks him to pay for his drinks. Homer responds with his campaign catchphrase: "Can't someone else do it?" Moe laughs, amused. Homer starts to walk out. Moe cocks his shotgun: "Seriously, give me the money."
    • Inverted in "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.
    • In the Cold Opening for "Treehouse Of Horror VIII", a Fox censor is going over the episode's script, erasing the parts he considers inappropiate. At one point, he laughs at a particularly funny part - before censoring with a "No".
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • "Plankton!":
      • Squidward does this on SpongeBob's French preparation of the krabby patty and pulling it out from his nose.
      SpongeBob: [pulling the Krabby Patty under Squidward's nose] It's under your nose! [he laughs and gives the patty to Squidward]
      Squidward: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. You're killing me SpongeBob! Ha ha ha ha. [he changes back to his frown expression] You really are.
      • Later in the same episode, when Mr. Krabs foils Plankton's plan to steal the krabby patty:
      SpongeBob Uh, Plankton, Sir?
      Mr. Krabs: Aye, he's been trying to steal me secret formula for years, but you haven't got it yet, have ye, bug?
      [Mr. Krabs laughs. SpongeBob joins in, and continues laughing as Mr. Krabs stops.]
      Mr. Krabs: Enough, lad. It wasn't that funny.
      [SpongeBob continues laughing.]
      Mr. Krabs: Get back to work!
    • In "Wishing You Well", Mrs. Puff wishes for a new snazzy boat to drive. When she does get it, SpongeBob compliments her new boat.
      SpongeBob: How's about you let me take her for a little spin?
      [he and Mrs. Puff laugh]
      Mrs. Puff: No. [drives away]
    • "Funny Pants'':
      Squidward: SPONGEBOB! There's no such thing as a laugh box! I made the whole thing up to get some peace from your insipid laughter!
      SpongeBob: You laugh box isn't broken? And it was a cruel lie that sent me into spiraling depression?
      Squidward: Uh, well, it sounds pretty harsh when you put it that way, but yes.
      SpongeBob: I could laugh the whole time?
      Squidward: Yeah!
      (SpongeBob laughs, Squidward joins in; continues for some time)
      Squidward: You really fell for it!
      SpongeBob: I guess I did!
      Squidward: You even fell for the ol' thermometer in the boiling oil routine!
      SpongeBob: (immediately stops laughing) It's really not that funny, Squidward.
      Squidward: It's hilarious!
      SpongeBob: ...See ya later, Squidward. (goes into his house)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: "The Spy Humongous": After Ransom and Kayshon rescue Rumdar after he ejected himself into space, Rumdar asks if he can have the ship's codes. Ransom laughs and then tells Kayshon to get him off the ship.
  • Star Wars Rebels:
    Hera: So, what's in it for you two?
    Hondo: Riches untold. That sort of thing.
    Zeb: So, we'll split the treasure?
    Hondo: Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho! Split the treasure, that's a classic.
  • Is the final line of subtitled dialogue in the silent short "Teddy Bear's Picnic", featured in Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Film Festival.
  • 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".
    Leonardo: So you could have chosen any of us?
    Splinter: Yes.
    Leonardo: Even Mikey?
    Splinter: No-ho-ho-ho... that would have been wrong.
  • 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.
  • Total Drama: In "Not So Happy Campers - Part 2", Chris has a good affirming laugh when Lindsay, afraid to jump off a 1000-foot cliff, states that she thought it'd be a talent contest. Then comes the "no" and Lindsay resigns herself to jump.
  • Work It Out Wombats!: Mr. E's reaction when Zadie and Jun Jun ask him to order Sparklepants.
    Mr. E: Glittering trousers. (Laughs) I've never seen such a foolish thing in my life.

    Real Life 
  • According to legend, some animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios presented Walt Disney a Mickey Mouse-Minnie Mouse "sex tape" for his birthday. Walt's reaction was to be impressed at the animation and to laugh, summoning the animators responsible for the "sex tape". He then fired the animators on the spot and expressed disappointment, and ordered the film to be destroyed.
  • A staple of Frank Conniff's repertoire from his days on Mystery Science Theater 3000 as TV's Frank through to Cinematic Titanic.
  • Done hilariously, when Jimmy Fallon asks to keep a prototype of the Nintendo 3DS after being shown by Reggie Fils-Aime.
  • Henry Rollins relates this effect in his monologue on working with William Shatner: "He works in the music industry, Henry! He can get your songs on the radio!" "AHHAHAHAHAHAHnohecan't."
  • 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 (C) being fed cardboard processed into mouse-food-like pellets. All three groups of mice did fine for most of the week, but by day 5 Jamie noted a difference in the movements of group C compared to the other two. 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.)
  • Eartha Kitt did this in an interview during part of the 1982 documentary All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story, in response to being asked a leading question about whether she would compromise herself for the sake of a relationship.
  • When Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida was asked at a panel about the possibility of "classic" servers for XIV to replicate the version 1.0 experience, he busted into laughter and offered a one-word answer: "Nightmare."
  • Toei Companyĺs response to head writer Hanta Kinoshita proposing the Kamen Rider franchiseĺs first ever female leading protagonist as the primary Rider for Kamen Rider Revice in the seasonĺs first production meeting was to laugh him off in a matter of seconds. Despite this, he still put considerable effort in writing the existing female Rider, Sakura Igarashi aka Kamen Rider Jeanne, as a strong character to be the tertiary Rider of the season.

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