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21st Sep '16 3:35:29 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* The encounter with the Watcher in the Water in ''Film/TheLordofTheRings'' comes across as this. Even in the book the scene comes out of nowhere, (save as a ShoutOut to HPLovecraft by Tolkien) but at least Merry questions what it was that just attacked the fellowship, to which Gandalf responds 'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of the world.' In the film version this line is used as foreshadowing for the Balrog, and with an additional mention of the Watcher omitted from the book found in Balin's tomb, it's jarring that not one of the fellowship wonders why they just had to fight off a giant squid.
16th Sep '16 8:27:34 PM akaun6899
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* [[http://www.screenit.com/ourtake/2007/alvin_and_the_chipmunks.html This review]] of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' states the 2 appearances of the opening theme to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' were this because those parts were put in unintentionally. They were wrong because it was a [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]], being that Tim Hill was the director for the first Spongebob movie.

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* [[http://www.screenit.com/ourtake/2007/alvin_and_the_chipmunks.html This review]] of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' states that the 2 two appearances of the opening theme to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' were this because those parts were put in unintentionally. They were wrong because it was a [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]], being that Tim Hill was worked on SpongeBob in the director for the first Spongebob movie.past.
5th Sep '16 10:34:48 AM ngh93
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* ''Dumbo'' has a rather infamous scene where Timothy and Dumbo get drunk. Dumbo starts blowing bubbles with his trunk, and one of them changes into a Pink Elephant. What insues is nonsensical and terrifying, with the Pink Elephants antics getting wilder and more erratic as the scene continues, until the climax, when they turn into veichales for some reason, and all crash into each other. The scene is never referred to for the rest of the film, and is arguably the most famous example of a BLAM, even when compared to the Trope Namer.

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* ''Dumbo'' ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' has a rather infamous scene where Timothy and Dumbo get drunk. Dumbo starts blowing bubbles with his trunk, and one of them changes into a Pink Elephant. What insues is nonsensical and terrifying, with the Pink Elephants antics getting wilder and more erratic as the scene continues, until the climax, when they turn into veichales for some reason, and all crash into each other. The scene is never referred to for the rest of the film, and is arguably the most famous example of a BLAM, even when compared to the Trope Namer.
21st Aug '16 6:08:36 AM Vampireandthen
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''WesternAnimation/Dumbo'' has a rather infamous scene where Timothy and Dumbo get drunk. Dumbo starts blowing bubbles with his trunk, and one of them changes into a Pink Elephant. What insues is nonsensical and terrifying, with the Pink Elephants antics getting wilder and more erratic as the scene continues, until the climax, when they turn into veichales for some reason, and all crash into each other. The scene is never referred to for the rest of the film, and is arguably the most famous example of a BLAM, even when compared to the Trope Namer.

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*''Dumbo'' has a rather infamous scene where Timothy and Dumbo get drunk. Dumbo starts blowing bubbles with his trunk, and one of them changes into a Pink Elephant. What insues is nonsensical and terrifying, with the Pink Elephants antics getting wilder and more erratic as the scene continues, until the climax, when they turn into veichales for some reason, and all crash into each other. The scene is never referred to for the rest of the film, and is arguably the most famous example of a BLAM, even when compared to the Trope Namer.
21st Aug '16 6:00:33 AM Vampireandthen
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''WesternAnimation/Dumbo'' has a rather infamous scene where Timothy and Dumbo get drunk. Dumbo starts blowing bubbles with his trunk, and one of them changes into a Pink Elephant. What insues is nonsensical and terrifying, with the Pink Elephants antics getting wilder and more erratic as the scene continues, until the climax, when they turn into veichales for some reason, and all crash into each other. The scene is never referred to for the rest of the film, and is arguably the most famous example of a BLAM, even when compared to the Trope Namer.
11th Aug '16 5:04:14 PM TheLyniezian
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* In the awful movie ''Film/CityHunter'', there is a scene where Creator/JackieChan and his opponent crash into a ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' arcade machine and then start turning into characters from the game for the remainder of the fight until someone unplugs the machine. It makes no sense and is never explained or referenced ever again.

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* In the awful movie ''Film/CityHunter'', there is a scene where Creator/JackieChan and his opponent crash into a ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' arcade machine and then start turning into characters from the game for the remainder of the fight until someone unplugs the machine. It makes no sense and is never explained or referenced ever again.
7th Aug '16 3:31:09 AM merotoker
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** Moreover, ''The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue'' has these...vaguely cow-like...things with disc-drives that break down the door, with other stuff trailing behind in order to break into a song about [[TechMarchesOn The Information Superhighway]]. Then they leave and the movie goes back to the plot.
* The direct-to-video ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue'' had this as well, though Creator/DonBluth was not involved in the film. Jeremy the Crow and his new sidekick Cecil the anthropomorphic insect are found running a scam in the woods, with Jeremy disguised as the Great Owl and posing as an oracle giving fortunes for money. The musical number that ensues is over-the-top with bizarre animal dancing. At the end, Jeremy's PaperThinDisguise falls off, and the forest animals chase him and Cecil away. Jeremy and Cecil rejoin the main storyline, and the whole sequence is never mentioned again.

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** Moreover, ''The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue'' has these...vaguely cow-like...things with disc-drives that break down the door, with other stuff trailing behind in order to break into a song about [[TechMarchesOn [[TechnologyMarchesOn The Information Superhighway]]. Then they leave and the movie goes back to the plot.
* The direct-to-video ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH2TimmyToTheRescue'' had this as well, though Creator/DonBluth was not involved in the film. Jeremy the Crow and his new sidekick Cecil the anthropomorphic insect are found running a scam in the woods, with Jeremy disguised as the Great Owl and posing as an oracle giving fortunes for money. The musical number that ensues is over-the-top with bizarre animal dancing. At the end, Jeremy's PaperThinDisguise falls off, and the forest animals chase him and Cecil away. Jeremy and Cecil rejoin the main storyline, and the whole sequence is never mentioned again.



** The sequence where the Rugrats briefly visit the hospital's nursery (or as they call it, a "baby store"). The newborns, all of them caricatures of pop artists, then engage in a song titled "This World is Something New to Me", which immediately puts them in a stark contrast with Tommy's non-speaking brother Dil, who is also born in this movie. During the song, they also use their pee to form the image of a rainbow in the middle of the nursery. Eventually, Tommy's grandpa comes in to take the Rugrats out of there, and the scene is never brought up again.

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** The sequence where the Rugrats briefly visit the hospital's nursery (or as they call it, a "baby store"). The newborns, all of them caricatures of pop artists, then engage in a song titled "This "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO9I7DsMwew This World is Something New to Me", Me]]", which immediately puts them in a stark contrast with Tommy's non-speaking brother Dil, who is also born in this movie. During the song, they also use their pee to form the image of a rainbow in the middle of the nursery. Eventually, Tommy's grandpa comes in to take the Rugrats out of there, and the scene is never brought up again.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' the movie there are many scenes that could qualify, like the circus, the singing undersea creatures, and when the Duke's henchmen chase the heroes a monster pops up and randomly starts quoting from ''On The Waterfront'' and ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' the movie there are many scenes that could qualify, like the circus, the singing undersea creatures, and when the Duke's henchmen chase the heroes a monster pops up and randomly starts quoting from ''On The Waterfront'' ''Film/OnTheWaterfront'' and ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''!''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''!



* In ''RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure'', at one point Ann, Andy, and the Camel fall into a pit and meet a gigantic sentient lake of taffy and candies who can't stop eating himself, called The Greedy. While the other animated characters can easily be explained to be living toys, he is really out of place. After escaping him, he is never brought up again.

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* In ''RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure'', ''WesternAnimation/RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure'', at one point Ann, Andy, and the Camel fall into a pit and meet a gigantic sentient lake of taffy and candies who can't stop eating himself, called The Greedy. While the other animated characters can easily be explained to be living toys, he is really out of place. After escaping him, he is never brought up again.



* ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' is simply loaded with this, mostly as {{Padding}}. Their BLAM-levels vary, but some big stand-outs are probably a random NightmareSequence for Snoopy as the Red Baron, Schroeder's DisneyAcidSequence [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXOjSzJ4YKQ piano recital]], and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FL2tAyHFWo&feature=related skating fantasy]], again for Snoopy. The latter two are beautiful and feature some SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic material (one was by [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]], after all) but none of them have anything to do with the plot.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
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''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' is simply loaded with this, mostly as {{Padding}}. Their BLAM-levels vary, but some big stand-outs are probably a random NightmareSequence for Snoopy as the Red Baron, Schroeder's DisneyAcidSequence [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXOjSzJ4YKQ piano recital]], and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FL2tAyHFWo&feature=related skating fantasy]], again for Snoopy. The latter two are beautiful and feature some SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic material (one was by [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]], after all) but none of them have anything to do with the plot.



* When [[TerribleTrio Lock, Shock, and Barrel]] accidentally bring Jack Skellington the Easter Bunny instead of Sandy Claws in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's hilarious as hell]], but has no bearing on the plot. The only thing the scene seems to serve is to show off Jack's [[http://necaonline.com/nbctcg/cardlist/characters/jack2.jpg roaring]] [[BuffySpeak face thingy]].

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* When [[TerribleTrio Lock, Shock, and Barrel]] accidentally bring Jack Skellington the Easter Bunny instead of Sandy Claws in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's hilarious as hell]], but has no bearing on the plot. The only thing the scene seems to serve is to show off Jack's [[http://necaonline.com/nbctcg/cardlist/characters/jack2.jpg [[http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tumblr_mubnvefijw1rrhs85o1_500.gif roaring]] [[BuffySpeak face thingy]].



* [[DisneyAcidSequence Heffalumps and Woozles]] from ''WinnieThePooh & the Blustery Day''.

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* [[DisneyAcidSequence Heffalumps and Woozles]] from ''WinnieThePooh ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh & the Blustery Day''.Day]]''.



* ''[[TheJetsons Jetsons]]: The Movie'' features a scene where Judy Jetson and her BoyOfTheWeek explore a holographic garden that ends up turning into a surreal and largely pointless music video of a {{Silly Love Song}} by Tiffany called "You and Me". Of note is that Judy was recast as Tiffany specifically to allow this scene, so in a meta sense it impacts the rest of the movie, but certainly not in terms of plot.

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* ''[[TheJetsons ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]: The Movie'' features a scene where Judy Jetson and her BoyOfTheWeek explore a holographic garden that ends up turning into a surreal and largely pointless music video of a {{Silly Love Song}} by Tiffany called "You and Me". Of note is that Judy was recast as Tiffany specifically to allow this scene, so in a meta sense it impacts the rest of the movie, but certainly not in terms of plot.



* The Creator/JohnnyHalliday sequence in [[{{ComicBook/Titeuf}} Titeuf]] movie, seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERsNIcPku44 here]]. After that, despite a title repeat by Titeuf and a breve appearance of Johnny Halliday for fews seconds to the end, nobody talks about that and it has nothing to do with the plot.
* [[TheFlintstones The Man Called Flintstone]] has two random musical numbers involving Pebbles and Bam-Bam called "Tickle Toddle" and "Someday." The latter at least ties somewhat into the plot (Fred thinking about their future if he doesn't continue with spy-work), but the former seems to be purely for {{Padding}}.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Big Fight'', Getafix has been hit on the head with a menhir and lost his memory. Suddenly, Cacofonix declares he's going to sing a song to jog his memory, twirls his cape, and sucks the film into a DisneyAcidSequence in which he morphs into a modern rock-star appearence with an electric guitar and psychedelic, twirling limbs, then performs a strange 80s pop-rock song with about ten different words about Getafix being knocked on the head. The song is particularly weird because the whole concept of Cacofonix is that he is a DreadfulMusician and his voice in the song is not that bad - also because Fulliautomatix is in his backing choir, despite his character's raison d'être being to hit Cacofonix whenever he tries to sing. It's also unclear how the song is supposed to jog anyone's memory, considering it specifically describes a situation that has only just happened, with the least strange part of it being the concept of 80s rock existing in Roman-occupied Gaul. This goes on for a while until Fulliautomatix hits Cacofonix (transforming his neck into a jack-in-the-box concertina within the song-world), and we go back to reality where Asterix and Obelix simply take Getafix away.

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* The Creator/JohnnyHalliday sequence in [[{{ComicBook/Titeuf}} Titeuf]] {{ComicBook/Titeuf}} movie, seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERsNIcPku44 here]]. After that, despite a title repeat by Titeuf and a breve appearance of Johnny Halliday for fews seconds to the end, nobody talks about that and it has nothing to do with the plot.
* [[TheFlintstones The Man Called Flintstone]] ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone'' has two random musical numbers involving Pebbles and Bam-Bam called "Tickle Toddle" and "Someday." The latter at least ties somewhat into the plot (Fred thinking about their future if he doesn't continue with spy-work), but the former seems to be purely for {{Padding}}.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Big Fight'', Getafix has been hit on the head with a menhir and lost his memory. Suddenly, Cacofonix declares he's going to sing a song to jog his memory, twirls his cape, and sucks the film into a DisneyAcidSequence in which he morphs into a modern rock-star appearence appearance with an electric guitar and psychedelic, twirling limbs, then performs a strange 80s pop-rock song with about ten different words about Getafix being knocked on the head. The song is particularly weird because the whole concept of Cacofonix is that he is a DreadfulMusician and his voice in the song is not that bad - also because Fulliautomatix is in his backing choir, despite his character's raison d'être being to hit Cacofonix whenever he tries to sing. It's also unclear how the song is supposed to jog anyone's memory, considering it specifically describes a situation that has only just happened, with the least strange part of it being the concept of 80s rock existing in Roman-occupied Gaul. This goes on for a while until Fulliautomatix hits Cacofonix (transforming his neck into a jack-in-the-box concertina within the song-world), and we go back to reality where Asterix and Obelix simply take Getafix away.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'':

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** The scene in Spongebob's brain, subverted in that it is referenced in a gag late on. It still doesn't have anything to do with the plot though.

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** The scene in Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s brain, subverted in that it is referenced in a gag late on. It still doesn't have anything to do with the plot though.



* In the movie version of ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', there is [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong a moment]] at the mother-son dance when Rowley and his mother do a dance to Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys.

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* In the movie version of ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', there is [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong a moment]] at the mother-son dance when Rowley and his mother do a dance to Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys.



* In ''[[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]]'', Zed (Rip Torn) unleashes a gravity-defying juggling kick to the BigBad. The movie gives no explanation to how he does this and feels jarring considering every other human character is treated realistically.
* In ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', the movie takes a break from the story of two western outlaws to have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5l6rIUu4A a musical interlude]] with the characters riding around on a bicycle. It wouldn't be ''that'' weird except for the music they chose, "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head", which is cheerful, anachronistic, incredibly out of place, and one of the things everyone remembers about the movie.
** Probably because it was written for the film.
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' has a scene where Mary loses her bathrobe and has to hide naked inside a bush. It's not at all plot-relevant [[MoodWhiplash and the next scene is about]] [[spoiler:George's father having died of a stroke.]] George even lampshades it: "This is a very interesting situation I'm in!"

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* In ''[[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]]'', ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Zed (Rip Torn) unleashes a gravity-defying juggling kick to the BigBad. The movie gives no explanation to how he does this and feels jarring considering every other human character is treated realistically.
* In ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', the movie takes a break from the story of two western outlaws to have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5l6rIUu4A a musical interlude]] with the characters riding around on a bicycle. It wouldn't be ''that'' weird except for the music they chose, "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head", which is cheerful, anachronistic, incredibly out of place, and one of the things everyone remembers about the movie.
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movie. Probably because it was written for the film.
* ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' has a scene where Mary loses her bathrobe and has to hide naked inside a bush. It's not at all plot-relevant [[MoodWhiplash and the next scene is about]] [[spoiler:George's father having died of a stroke.]] stroke]]. George even lampshades it: "This is a very interesting situation I'm in!"



* The infamous Zion rave from ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded'' -- with Neo and Trinity's [[FetishFuel sex scene]] spliced in for an extra dose of incomprehensibility. It was [[AllThereInTheManual supposedly]] meant to emphasize the blurring of the lines between man and machine. (See also: the blood flowing over the code on the hovercraft terminal, the Merovingian gettin' it on with a human, half the movie's dialogue, and all that other stuff which... didn't involve a solid five minutes of completely random people dancing and [[FanService naked Keanu Reeves]])
** The Train Room (And the Train Man) from ''Film/TheMatrix Revolutions'' -- a scene which, while having enough plot ties to make it not ''completely'' irrelevant, is nonetheless completely forgotten once Neo has been rescued. The strange train station is never seen or referenced again in the film. The Train Man shows up again very briefly as part of the dozen-plus-way standoff at gunpoint later on in the night club, but that's it.

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* The infamous Zion rave from ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded'' ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' -- with Neo and Trinity's [[FetishFuel sex scene]] spliced in for an extra dose of incomprehensibility. It was [[AllThereInTheManual supposedly]] meant to emphasize the blurring of the lines between man and machine. (See also: the blood flowing over the code on the hovercraft terminal, the Merovingian gettin' it on with a human, half the movie's dialogue, and all that other stuff which... didn't involve a solid five minutes of completely random people dancing and [[FanService naked Keanu Reeves]])
** The Train Room (And the Train Man) from ''Film/TheMatrix Revolutions'' ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' -- a scene which, while having enough plot ties to make it not ''completely'' irrelevant, is nonetheless completely forgotten once Neo has been rescued. The strange train station is never seen or referenced again in the film. The Train Man shows up again very briefly as part of the dozen-plus-way standoff at gunpoint later on in the night club, but that's it.



* In the film ''{{Flubber}}'' (a remake of ''The Absent Minded Professor''), the Flubber blobs decide to have an impromptu synchronized mambo sequence for no reason. In several "Makings of" for the film, the film makers all but admit ''the only reason they even made the movie at all'' was for the mambo sequence. So we guess it served one point...

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* In the film ''{{Flubber}}'' ''Film/{{Flubber}}'' (a remake of ''The Absent Minded Professor''), the Flubber blobs decide to have an impromptu synchronized mambo sequence for no reason. In several "Makings of" for the film, the film makers all but admit ''the only reason they even made the movie at all'' was for the mambo sequence. So we guess it served one point...



** There's also that scene where Billy starts dancing to Culture Club's "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" outta nowhere. Then [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the bus driver kisses the penguin and the cross-eyed lipstick-wearing revenge-killer kisses the creepy lunch lady]].

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** There's also that scene where Billy starts dancing to Culture Club's "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" outta nowhere. Then [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the bus driver kisses the penguin and the cross-eyed lipstick-wearing revenge-killer kisses the creepy lunch lady]].



* In ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', the characters are stranded in some grassy field, where they come across some crazy carnival (that looks suspiciously DaveMcKean-esque) and watch giant "blue people" on stilts dance around EddieIzzard, apparently channeling [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]], who screams out a somehow more nonsensical version of the Beatles song, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite". Plus, Prudence, the lesbian cheerleader, shows up out of nowhere in a horse suit and dances among a crazy background of cutout tigers and moving dummies and disappears just as suddenly. The characters' reaction is "Oh, so that's where Prudence went!" They then go out into the now normal-looking field with her. They never comment on the carnival afterward. It has no relevance or plot in the story other than making reference to a crazy Beatles song - [[RuleOfCool still doesn't make it any less awesome though]].

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* In ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', the characters are stranded in some grassy field, where they come across some crazy carnival (that looks suspiciously DaveMcKean-esque) and watch giant "blue people" on stilts dance around EddieIzzard, Creator/EddieIzzard, apparently channeling [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]], who screams out a somehow more nonsensical version of the Beatles song, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite". Plus, Prudence, the lesbian cheerleader, shows up out of nowhere in a horse suit and dances among a crazy background of cutout tigers and moving dummies and disappears just as suddenly. The characters' reaction is "Oh, so that's where Prudence went!" They then go out into the now normal-looking field with her. They never comment on the carnival afterward. It has no relevance or plot in the story other than making reference to a crazy Beatles song - [[RuleOfCool still doesn't make it any less awesome though]].



* ''Film/PeeweesBigAdventure''

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* Pretty much every MarxBrothers film contains these. For no reason whatsoever, most of the movies have a 10-15 minute scene in which we watch Chico play the piano with his one finger routine and Harpo move incredibly out of character to play a lovely melody on a harp.

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* Pretty much every MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film contains these. For no reason whatsoever, most of the movies have a 10-15 minute scene in which we watch Chico play the piano with his one finger routine and Harpo move incredibly out of character to play a lovely melody on a harp.



** The MinstrelShow sequence in ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' may have been [[FairForItsDay quite progressive at the time]], giving exposure to dozens of black performers who might otherwise not get work in Hollywood at all. At least, one certainly hopes so, since the whole thing, down to the MarxBrothers in {{blackface}}, is squirmingly embarrassing three quarters of a century on.

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** The MinstrelShow sequence in ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'' may have been [[FairForItsDay quite progressive at the time]], giving exposure to dozens of black performers who might otherwise not get work in Hollywood at all. At least, one certainly hopes so, since the whole thing, down to the MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers in {{blackface}}, is squirmingly embarrassing three quarters of a century on.



* ''Film/MortalKombat: [[VideoGameMoviesSuck Annihilation]]'' tries to [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters squeeze in as many characters as it can]] from the second and third games with [[AllThereIntheManual little to no explanation]]. However, there is one moment that stands out above all the rest. After Sonya beats Mileena, [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere a monster that is not from the games]] appears. Jax suddenly throws a few punches and it disappears. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCiKqW33py0 Seen around 3:16.]]
** Speaking of Reptile, though his was one of the better fight scenes in the original film, it also made little sense. Liu Kang grabs Reptile, who had appeared throughout the movie as a bad CGI lizard monster, and throws him into a statue. The statue and Reptile fuse together, forming the classic ninja version of Reptile... for some unexplained reason. Cue martial arts.

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* ''Film/MortalKombat: [[VideoGameMoviesSuck Annihilation]]'' In ''Film/MortalKombat'', Liu Kang grabs Reptile, who had appeared throughout the movie as a bad CGI lizard monster, and throws him into a statue. The statue and Reptile fuse together, forming the classic ninja version of Reptile... for some unexplained reason. Cue martial arts.
* ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''
tries to [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters squeeze in as many characters as it can]] from the second and third games with [[AllThereIntheManual little to no explanation]]. However, there is one moment that stands out above all the rest. After Sonya beats Mileena, [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere a monster that is not from the games]] appears. [[http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/C/MKA/3/3.html Jax suddenly throws a few punches and it disappears. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCiKqW33py0 Seen around 3:16.]]
** Speaking of Reptile, though his was one of the better fight scenes in the original film, it also made little sense. Liu Kang grabs Reptile, who had appeared throughout the movie as a bad CGI lizard monster, and throws him into a statue. The statue and Reptile fuse together, forming the classic ninja version of Reptile... for some unexplained reason. Cue martial arts.
disappears.]]



* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' has two {{BLAM}}s in the form of dream sequences. Both are a little indulgent, a lot strange, and don't really have much to do with the rest of the story apart from referencing things the Dude encountered earlier. The Coen Brothers admitted in an interview that The Dude's "liberal drug use" allowed them to get away with it.

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* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' has two {{BLAM}}s {{B|igLippedAlligatorMoment}}LAMs in the form of dream sequences. Both are a little indulgent, a lot strange, and don't really have much to do with the rest of the story apart from referencing things the Dude encountered earlier. The Coen Brothers admitted in an interview that The Dude's "liberal drug use" allowed them to get away with it.



** Let's not forget the scene near the beginning when he first gets to college: His mom eats a pot brownie and looses her mind. It has no bearing on the plot, adds nothing to the characters' development, is out place in a sci-fi film about space-traveling sentient robots, and is never mentioned again. Even its mood and pacing are at odds with the rest of the movie.

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** Let's not forget Also the scene near the beginning when he first gets to college: His mom eats a pot brownie and looses her mind. It has no bearing on the plot, adds nothing to the characters' development, is out place in a sci-fi film about space-traveling sentient robots, and is never mentioned again. Even its mood and pacing are at odds with the rest of the movie.



* In ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'' BruceLee's character is almost seduced by a random Italian woman, he runs away and the entire scene is never mentioned again.

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* In ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'' BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's character is almost seduced by a random Italian woman, he runs away and the entire scene is never mentioned again.



** The random blasphemous hallucinations, though. that's just Creator/KenRussell being, well, Ken Russell (seriously, that kind of stuff is as iconic for him as Hitchcock's cameos, JJ Abrams's obsession with lens flare, and Spielberg's shots of people looking at things).

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** The random blasphemous hallucinations, though. though that's just Creator/KenRussell being, well, Ken Russell (seriously, that kind of stuff is as iconic for him as Hitchcock's cameos, JJ Abrams's obsession with lens flare, and Spielberg's shots of people looking at things).



* A lesser-known live-action Disney film called ''Disney/SummerMagic'' has one. "The Ugly Bug Ball" starts off with Peter finding a caterpillar, then Osh breaks into this song, which is followed by the two of them singing the song together while watching a variety of bugs playing around. The whole segment has no bearing to the plot of the film whatsoever and is never referred to again afterward, so it beared absolutely no purpose other than to hear a catchy song written by the Sherman Brothers.

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* A lesser-known live-action Disney film called ''Disney/SummerMagic'' has one. "The Ugly Bug Ball" starts off with Peter finding a caterpillar, then Osh breaks into this song, which is followed by the two of them singing the song together while watching a variety of bugs playing around. The whole segment has no bearing to the plot of the film whatsoever and is never referred to again afterward, so it beared bore absolutely no purpose other than to hear a catchy song written by the Sherman Brothers.



* In spite of being a psychedelic-era art film, ''Zabriskie Point'' has a coherent enough plot for two very explicit {{BLAM}}s to be seen.

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* In spite of being a psychedelic-era art film, ''Zabriskie Point'' has a coherent enough plot for two very explicit {{BLAM}}s {{B|igLippedAlligatorMoment}}LAMs to be seen.



* The JohnLeguizamo film ''Film/ThePest'' has a scene where Pestario and his friend Chubbs drive up to a few punks outside of a private nightclub, who start blasting rock music on their car stereo, then Pest pushes a button in his car, and it transforms into a ''gigantic ghetto blaster'' and ends up destroying the punk's car, there's no point to this scene whatsoever and it's never mentioned again.

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* The JohnLeguizamo Creator/JohnLeguizamo film ''Film/ThePest'' has a scene where Pestario and his friend Chubbs drive up to a few punks outside of a private nightclub, who start blasting rock music on their car stereo, then Pest pushes a button in his car, and it transforms into a ''gigantic ghetto blaster'' and ends up destroying the punk's car, there's no point to this scene whatsoever and it's never mentioned again.



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' has one with Ray dreaming about being fellated by a beautiful female ghost who turns invisible as she unbuttons his trousers. The scene comes out of nowhere during a montage of the protagonists' success, it makes no sense whatsoever and is never mentioned afterward. It was part of a DeletedScene that they found funny enough to re-insert into the movie; the context being that Ray was investigating a haunting at an old military fort and he fell asleep there. [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yeah, we know]].

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' has one with Ray dreaming about being fellated by a beautiful female ghost who turns invisible as she unbuttons his trousers. The scene comes out of nowhere during a montage of the protagonists' success, it makes no sense whatsoever and is never mentioned afterward. It was part of a DeletedScene that they found funny enough to re-insert into the movie; the context being that Ray was investigating a haunting at an old military fort and he fell asleep there. [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yeah, we know]].



* In the 2002 film adaptation of ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'', Dr Alexander Hartdegan travels to the future and enters a library where he consults a holographic artificial intelligence librarian. He explains about [[CelebrityParadox the HG Wells story "The Time Machine" and the famous 60s film adaptation]] and then sings a line from the made-up AndrewLloydWebber stage musical. He even duplicates himself across other screens in the library to form backup singers to harmonise with.

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* In the 2002 film adaptation of ''[[Film/TheTimeMachine2002 The Time Machine]]'', Dr Alexander Hartdegan travels to the future and enters a library where he consults a holographic artificial intelligence librarian. He explains about [[CelebrityParadox the HG Wells story "The Time Machine" and the famous 60s film adaptation]] and then sings a line from the made-up AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber stage musical. He even duplicates himself across other screens in the library to form backup singers to harmonise with.



* [[http://www.screenit.com/ourtake/2007/alvin_and_the_chipmunks.html This review]] of "Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks" states the 2 appearances of the opening theme to ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' were this because those parts were put in unintentionally. They were wrong because it was a [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]], being that Tim Hill was the director for the first Spongebob movie.

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* [[http://www.screenit.com/ourtake/2007/alvin_and_the_chipmunks.html This review]] of "Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks" ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' states the 2 appearances of the opening theme to ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' were this because those parts were put in unintentionally. They were wrong because it was a [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]], being that Tim Hill was the director for the first Spongebob movie.
17th Jul '16 8:56:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', the movie takes a break from the story of two western outlaws to have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5l6rIUu4A a musical interlude]] with the characters riding around on a bicycle. It wouldn't be ''that'' weird except for the music they chose, "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head", which is cheerful, anachronistic, incredibly out of place, and one of the things everyone remembers about the movie.

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* In ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', the movie takes a break from the story of two western outlaws to have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_5l6rIUu4A a musical interlude]] with the characters riding around on a bicycle. It wouldn't be ''that'' weird except for the music they chose, "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head", which is cheerful, anachronistic, incredibly out of place, and one of the things everyone remembers about the movie.
15th Jul '16 3:08:43 AM boomboomk9000
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***According to the DVD commentary, it was a lamb that had to be kicked to get it to run.
21st Jun '16 5:37:01 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Film/TheCounselor'' has a most bizarre scene where Creator/JavierBardem's character Reiner recalls once seeing his girlfriend Malkina (Creator/CameronDiaz) have sex with his car. No, that's not a metaphor or exaggeration: she literally takes off her panties, climbs on the windshield, and humps the Ferrari while he watches. There's no reason given for this at all; she's just crazy enough to do that.

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* ''Film/TheCounselor'' has a most bizarre scene where Creator/JavierBardem's character Reiner recalls once seeing his girlfriend Malkina (Creator/CameronDiaz) have sex with his car. No, that's not a metaphor or exaggeration: she literally takes off her panties, climbs on the windshield, and humps the Ferrari while he watches.watches from the inside. There's no reason given for this at all; she's just crazy enough to do that.
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