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In Why Him?, Ned Fleming is trying to log into Laird Mayhew's computer. He tries to enter some random passwords like stephaniesboobs etc.

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Then why is it showing the characters instead of dots while logging in?

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    ..that would be for the sake of the audience. Dots are hard to laugh at, especially in a screenshot. – Andrew Thompson Mar 21 '17 at 5:05
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    May the programmer used input type=text instead of type=password :P – Rippy Mar 21 '17 at 9:56
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How would you know what he tried, if asteriscs were shown instead of the real password?

As stated in comments: it would not be funny at all without actually showing the password.

By the way, this is a common trope when showing someone guessing passwords, not only when making jokes about it...

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It is often possible to set up login screens to show password for the sake of people who are not good at typing and need to verify that they did it correctly.

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