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Slang for a psychiatric care facility. Often thought to be taken from the HBO show The Sopranos, but earlier references exist, including usage in Season 2 Episode 2 of Twin Peaks back in 1990.
Dale Cooper: Agent Earle? But he's retired!

Albert Rosenfield: Yeah, I know. To a nice, comfortable chair complete with wrist and ankle restraints at the local laughing academy in D.C.
de BuchuBuchuMan 14 Aprilie 2011
mental institution/nuthouse/insane asylum, this was lovingly "lifted" from its use by the TV character Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" see also "Rubber Ramada"
"Yea, my boys'll have a LOT of respect for me once they've found out I've been in the LAUGHING ACADEMY....
Hell, no!"
de BIGFOOT 25 Octombrie 2003
insane asylum, mental institution
"Sally ought to be put away in a laughing academy."

(From the 1940 Hal Roach comedy Turnabout based on a short story by Thorne Smith.)
de Grebdehrm 18 Ianuarie 2015

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