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4th Apr '18 2:52:01 AM pvsage
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* ''Series/Warehouse13'' has the original marquee from the Strand theater which, when triggered, produces a several chorus lines of tapdancing showgirls and compels anyone in the vicinity to dance along to "42nd Street" until they die from exhaustion. Appropriately, Artie uses Busby Berkeley's drinking flask and the original pan from Tin Pan Alley to deactivate the artifact.
14th Dec '17 6:25:46 AM Kitchen90
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* Music/TakeThat's music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwC1Ctrj6Xk Shine]] is a three minute long homage/parody of his work.

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* Music/TakeThat's Music/TakeThatBand's music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwC1Ctrj6Xk Shine]] is a three minute long homage/parody of his work.
8th Dec '17 11:51:48 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ZiegfeldGirl''
21st Nov '17 6:37:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TankGirl'' has a parody version of this. Everyone at the Liquid Silver club breaks out into a CrowdSong (and dance) set to ColePorter's "Let's Do It".

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* ''Film/TankGirl'' has a parody version of this. Everyone at the Liquid Silver club breaks out into a CrowdSong (and dance) set to ColePorter's Music/ColePorter's "Let's Do It".
7th Nov '17 7:15:50 AM fearlessnikki
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* The last part of the final stanza of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', is intended to invoke a Busby Berkeley Number, even if the visual elements aren't there.
** Agreed. The "animal tower" especially is reminiscent of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=707VxB-ek4Q#t=7m28s this part of "By A Waterfall"]].

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* The last part of the final stanza of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', is intended to invoke a Busby Berkeley Number, even if the visual elements aren't there.
** Agreed.
there. The "animal tower" especially is reminiscent of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=707VxB-ek4Q#t=7m28s this part of "By A Waterfall"]].




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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' has "One Small Thing", which quickly morphs into this as Pinkie Pie shows the seaponies a good time. It's an homage to the seaponies' appearance in G-1, which itself invoked this trope.


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* ''Film/HailCaesar'' depicts the filming of one of these on a studio lot. It's a big synchronised swimming number entirely in the pool, with the lead actress dressed as a mermaid.
1st Aug '17 5:37:24 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''

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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''''Film/GoldDiggersOf1937''
27th Jul '17 8:49:16 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Gold Diggers of 1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''

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* ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1933'', ''Gold Diggers of 1935'', ''Film/GoldDiggersOf1935'', ''Gold Diggers of 1937''
24th Jul '17 11:04:56 PM Laevatein
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* "Sunny Day Song" from ''Franchise/LoveLive: The School Idol Movie'' features a performance by a huge number of school idols from all over Japan.

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26th Jun '17 6:46:07 PM nombretomado
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There's a subset of Busby Berkeley Numbers that could be called "EstherWilliams Numbers" for their most famous star ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Williams info]] at TheOtherWiki): scenes done in pools, featuring wonderful examples of synchronized swimming. Usually with several female swimmers standing in a row on the left side of the screen and jumping in the water sideways to the right. Traditionally the camera then follows them swimming under water and then, in bird perspective forming a huge circle with their floating bodies.

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There's a subset of Busby Berkeley Numbers that could be called "EstherWilliams Numbers" for their most famous star ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Williams info]] at TheOtherWiki): Wiki/TheOtherWiki): scenes done in pools, featuring wonderful examples of synchronized swimming. Usually with several female swimmers standing in a row on the left side of the screen and jumping in the water sideways to the right. Traditionally the camera then follows them swimming under water and then, in bird perspective forming a huge circle with their floating bodies.
14th Jun '17 11:01:37 AM Kitchen90
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* "Venus" has this in a dream sequence in ''Film/WalkingOnSunshine'', in which Maddie's harem of swimmers dance around her in the swimming pool.



* The ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''' MusicalEpisode has the songs ''Welcome to Sacred Heart'' and ''Friends Forever''. The first one in particular makes good use of overhead shots.

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* The ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''' MusicalEpisode has the songs ''Welcome to Sacred Heart'' and ''Friends Forever''. The first one one, in particular particular, makes good use of overhead shots.
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