If you know the two felt-and-foam men in the image above, you can almost certainly hear their distinctive laugh: “Dooo-ho-ho-hoh!”  It’s a large part of their appeal, causing you to join in laughing as they mock the very show you’re enjoying…  SNL fans will likewise remember Eddie Murphy’s deep braying laugh, the same way Critical Hit fans will recognize one of the players’ adorable giggle (Spoilers: It’s Samantha), leading to today’s jocular query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also remembers John Amos from ‘Good Times’ and his distinctive “Heh heh heh”, asking: What character has the most distinctive laugh in all of pop culture?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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8 Comments

  1. Foldedsoup
    April 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm — Reply

    Coincidentally, last night the wife and I watched a repeat of Archer, where a guest star started this very discussion: Burt Reynolds.

  2. April 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Vesa-Matti Loiri, a Finnish comedian. He did a comedy character called “Kusela” who sang “Naurava Kulkuri” (Laughing Drifter). It starts as a comedy fake laugh but as he gets more and more into it, it turns into a real one. He actually fell from bar stool he was sitting in because of it and broke his tailbone but still continued the performance and laughed all the way to the end. He even says in the middle of lines to the pianist that he “shattered his ass”.

  3. April 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm — Reply

    Ernie.
    Sesame Street.
    *Drops rubber duckie.*

  4. Daniel Langsdale
    April 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    The Wicked Witch of the West set a trend for witches that lives on to this day.

  5. Todd Parker
    April 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    I have three characters that pop in to my mind:
    1) Fran Drescher as “The Nanny”
    2) Scooby-Doo
    3) Curly from the Three Stooges

    Any of those laughs are immediately recognizable to me.

  6. Ron
    April 22, 2016 at 8:21 am — Reply

    Phil Ken Sebben. Ha-hahhh!

  7. Frank
    April 22, 2016 at 8:29 am — Reply

    I am really dating myself with this one.
    Lenny and Squiggy from “Laverne and Shirley” – half laugh/snort
    Horshack from “Welcome Back, Kotter” – some sort of wheezing.

    Bonus points – Dick van Dyke’s song from Mary Poppins. I love to Laugh
    http://www.youtube dot com /watch?v=pOMqqI-kzHY

  8. Gary Beecham
    April 22, 2016 at 9:19 am — Reply

    Lots of good answers above… the wicked witch especially.

    My vote goes to Jabba for a fiction character. Non-fiction character goes to youtube personality Adam Montoya’s “dolphin laugh” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2yNP28WfX0

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