Infern0, what about Data?
In the context of trying to be human? His innocence gave him a license to play pranks too.
In the Worf-dunking incident alluded to above, Data dunked Beverly in an attempt to participate in human behavior. Geordi said it wasn't funny, giving Data to think he was flawed and needed the emotion chip to progress.
IMO, Geordi was full of it. Data dunking Beverly was funnier than Riker dunking Worf.
I agree, that pissed me off. But almost everytime something I thought something was funny someone on the show told the other person it wasn't.
I especially remember the Joe Piscapo episode, I thought Data was funny and everyone acted so condescending towards him and his attempts at comedy.