From time to time the EMH seems to "chuckle," usually because he's made a clever comment. I'm referring here to genuine laughter (as genuine as a computer program can laugh; no need to split hairs and say that the EMH can't really laugh).

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    This question made me think of this.
    – Praxis
    Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 0:24
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    Actually I can't think of many instances of where Star Trek characters laugh more than a chuckle. Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 0:44
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    I assume the pun was intentional
    – Revenant
    Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 1:56
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    @zabeus Q briefly gifts Data with the ability to genuinely and heartily laugh. And I'm sure there are quite a lot of other instances where gases or aliens etc. result in forced laughter. Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 6:16
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    Doesn't count, but this is what it would look like; i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/70/b0/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 19:28

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In Season 4, Episode 5 Revulsion you can hear (and briefly see) the EMH laughing at Tom and Harry's idiotic story about a prank they play on Tuvok. But it isn't much more than a chuckle.

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  • I've added an image of the chuckle in so it's easier to see without watching the clip.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 16:09
  • Live long and prosper
    – IG_42
    Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 17:13
  • This is probably the best answer. While EMH is arguably more stoic than Captain Picard, he is certainly more lighthearted than Tuvok or Spock (especially if you disregard the "space hippies" episode). Thanks. Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 18:17

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