Do you laugh prematurely at the movies?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I think I've seen way too many movies, and that seems to make me anticipate comedic punchlines too quickly, so I tend to laugh before the rest of the audience does. Anyone else have this "problem/condition"?
     
  2. TimDoss

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    Yeah, that happens to me sometimes. It's not our fault

    though, sometimes the build up to something funny is just

    way to obvious. It does tend to ruin some of the punchlines

    for the people I'm with... but what can you do?
     
  3. Neil Joseph

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    I spend a lot of time laughing when watching movies or any comedy show. Sometimes, I laugh when others don't. You gotta be loose. Life is tough enough, enjoy it.
     
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    [​IMG] ...oh...uh...you're not the only one that laughs prematurely!
     
  5. Brett Hancock

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    Yeah sometimes when I have seen a movie alot I laugh at the joke that I know is coming. I just can't help it. Everyone thinks I'm crazy.
     
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    I don't usually laugh at a scene until about 15 minutes after it happened, I'm a little slow that way[​IMG]
     
  7. Rob Willey

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    My problem is getting an obscure joke that sails over everybody else's head. It can make ya a little self-conscious when you're the only one in the theater laughing.[​IMG]
    Rob
     
  8. Patrick Sun

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    RE: obscure jokes
    I was like that in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" because I was one of the few that got most of the obscure jokes in that film. But I chuckled and laugh in spite of deafening silence of ignorance. [​IMG]
     
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    I usually get joke way ahead of time.

    The best are the references to obscure stuff(old movies , music etc.)

    Brent L
     
  10. Steve Christou

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    Naah I don't suffer from premature laughter I'm glad to say, I try to relax and loosen up while the film is on, problem is when the punchline arrives I'm so relaxed I totally forget to laugh, and than laugh well after the joke has come and gone, so I suffer from delayed-laugh-syndrome, never mind, oh wait a sec, bwahahahahaha. [​IMG]
     
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    I am known for having this problem among my friends! I usually see humor coming, and usually start laughing before others in a theater. I also love it when I get a joke based on something fairly obscure, which happens quite a bit.
     
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    I used to have that problem...but now I just think about baseball.
     
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    Sometimes I forget to laugh. But I am laughing on the inside. [​IMG]
     
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    Steve E, what happens if you're watching a film like "Hard Ball" or "Major League"? [​IMG]
     
  16. Michael_UK

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    Not prematurly but......

    There is a few times I have laughed out loud when no one else in the cineima get the joke or pun/sub plot.

    My mind has gone blank but in the last two months it has happed to me in a few films.
     
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    as soon as i see the limo at the start of dumb and dumber i start laughing.......
     
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    Most of us suffer from premature exhilaration at one time or another. It's better to talk about it openly.

    M.
     
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    My best story about premature laughter concerns Fargo.

    I was watching it with an ex-girlfriend who hadn't seen the movie yet, and I had already seen it a couple of times. During the scene with Margie (Frances McDormand's character) and her high school school classmate (Mike I think it was) at the Radisson, I busted out laughing when he said he was so lonely and related that his "ex-wife" had died of cancer. Well, my girlfriend thought I was really sick; of course she didn't know what really happened with Mike's "ex-wife" until later in the movie when Margie talks to another former classmate.

    I still chuckle when I think of that one.

    Later, Rick
     

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