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"I don't trust men who smile too much."
"There's something wrong about a man who never smiles..."
– Leonard McCoy discussing Norman, 2268 ("I, Mudd")
"Humans smile with so little provocation."
– Spock, 2268 ("Journey to Babel")
Stupid idiotic smile

A stupid, idiotic smile

A smile was a facial expression that involved the turning up of one's lips, sometimes showing teeth. It could be a sign of happiness, stupidity, or intoxication.

The snowman created by Travis Mayweather was given a final touch by Malcolm Reed when he used a plasma torch to create a smile and eyes. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

Mayweather smiling

A smiling Travis Mayweather

Ensign Travis Mayweather was smiling after he told the senior staff about life aboard a freighter and how his parents wound up with him. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

Grinning spock

A smiling Vulcan

In 2267, Kor noticed that Baroner (James T. Kirk) didn't share "the stupid, idiotic smile everyone else seems to be wearing". (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

In 2268, while pretending to be members of the Führer's Special Documentary Corps, Kirk and Daras told various Ekosians to smile for the camera. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In some instances, smiling was considered inappropriate. Following the announcement that President Abraham Lincoln was coming aboard the USS Enterprise, Captain Kirk threatened to "have the hide of the first man that so much as smiles" (at the absurdity of the situation). (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

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