[Image: A selection of Captain Picard hugs, featuring Geordi, Robert Picard, Jono, Riker and mini!Picard, Beverly, Guinan, Deanna (well, this one’s a cheek kiss but I couldn’t resist) and Nella Daren. Images from Trekcore.]
GUINAN: Data, do you even know what a joke is? DATA: Of course I do. It is a witticism, a gag, a bon mot, a fluctuation of GUINAN: Stop. Look, it’s just you and I here. We’re talking, we’re having an intimate conversation. Why? Because you’re a ‘droid and I’m a 'noid. DATA: But why? GUINAN: Because that’s what I am. DATA: Have I said something to offend you? GUINAN: No. DATA: Then why are you annoyed? GUINAN: Because you’re a 'droid and I’m a 'noid. DATA: Humanoid. GUINAN: Yes. DATA: You told a joke. GUINAN: Yes. DATA: I am not laughing. GUINAN: Yes. DATA: Perhaps the joke was not funny. GUINAN: No, the joke was funny. It’s you, Data. DATA: Are you sure? GUINAN: Yes. DATA: I agree. What do I do? GUINAN: Well, under normal circumstances, I’d say seek a higher power. But in your case, probably a smarter computer is in order.