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12th Oct '15 7:05:54 PM Piando
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Shadow Play", one of the prisoners plays a harmonica. The main character, who claims it's AllJustADream, lampshades this by saying the harmonica-player was taken from "a bad movie I saw once".
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone199'' episode "Shadow Play", one of the prisoners plays a harmonica. The main character, who claims it's AllJustADream, lampshades this by saying the harmonica-player was taken from "a bad movie I saw once".

* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' "Frame-Up". [=DiNozzo=] is framed for murdering a woman and is held by the FBI because all signs seem to be pointing to him. [=DiNozzo=]'s typical target for jokes, [=McGee=], strolls past the jail cell playing harmonica, then gives it to [=DiNozzo=] as a "present".
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* {{Lampshaded}} [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' "Frame-Up". [=DiNozzo=] is framed for murdering a woman and is held by the FBI because all signs seem to be pointing to him. [=DiNozzo=]'s typical target for jokes, [=McGee=], strolls past the jail cell playing harmonica, then gives it to [=DiNozzo=] as a "present".

* In a episode of ''{{Mucha Lucha}}'' After Rikochet,Buena Girl, The Flea and Pulgita are mistaken for being burglars they went to jail while trying to go to the big match, While in jail Pulgita begins to play the harmonica and after playing it she stops when she sees her brother The Flea begins eating the dirty laundry who Buena Girl took away from The Flea. After the jail break, Pulgita no longer has the harmonica.
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* In a episode of ''{{Mucha ''WesternAnimation/{{Mucha Lucha}}'' After Rikochet,Buena Girl, The Flea and Pulgita are mistaken for being burglars they went to jail while trying to go to the big match, While in jail Pulgita begins to play the harmonica and after playing it she stops when she sees her brother The Flea begins eating the dirty laundry who Buena Girl took away from The Flea. After the jail break, Pulgita no longer has the harmonica.
10th Oct '15 1:13:39 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': Used with Coco in the episode "My So-Called Wife" when she, Mac, and Bloo end up in jail.
9th Aug '15 4:51:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the episode ''FutureWar'', when the hero and heroine are hiding out in a boxcar, Mike and the bots riff "Well, I suppose one of us has to play harmonica".
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** In the episode ''FutureWar'', ''Film/FutureWar'', when the hero and heroine are hiding out in a boxcar, Mike and the bots riff "Well, I suppose one of us has to play harmonica".
8th Aug '15 8:45:21 PM polisciw00t
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* The fish in the pound does this in the ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' movie.
17th May '15 2:11:44 PM eroock
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15th May '15 6:05:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheQuestion Returns'', the title character spends a night in a small town jail with a BlindBlackGuy who identifies himself as "The River Spirit" mouth-harping away in the next cell over. [[LampshadeHanging The general hokiness of the situation]] is part of what convinces Vic [[AllJustADream that he hallucinated their entire exchange]].
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* In ''TheQuestion ''ComicBook/TheQuestion Returns'', the title character spends a night in a small town jail with a BlindBlackGuy who identifies himself as "The River Spirit" mouth-harping away in the next cell over. [[LampshadeHanging The general hokiness of the situation]] is part of what convinces Vic [[AllJustADream that he hallucinated their entire exchange]]. exchange]].



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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}'': The harmonica turns out to be music coming from a record player, whose turntable is being operated by the captive fairies.

* In ''TheStoryOfRicky'', our titular character is typically seen blowing on a folded leaf in this manner - and pulls it off fairly well. (Probably because he broke his harmonica killing half the prison population off-screen.) * In the movie ''ClubParadise'', Creator/RobinWilliams imitates playing a harmonica with his own voice while locked up. (He loves this gag, apparently, see ''MorkAndMindy'' below.) * In ''PoliceAcademy'', Larvell Jones uses his own voice to imitate a harmonica while held at a police station.
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\n* In ''TheStoryOfRicky'', ''Film/RikiOhTheStoryOfRicky'', our titular character is typically seen blowing on a folded leaf in this manner - and pulls it off fairly well. (Probably because he broke his harmonica killing half the prison population off-screen.) * In the movie ''ClubParadise'', ''Film/ClubParadise'', Creator/RobinWilliams imitates playing a harmonica with his own voice while locked up. (He loves this gag, apparently, see ''MorkAndMindy'' below.) * In ''PoliceAcademy'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy'', Larvell Jones uses his own voice to imitate a harmonica while held at a police station.

* Jesse from ''FreeWilly'' plays harmonica, to the Nostalgia Critic's annoyance. * Subverted in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' when Andy learns that Red used to play harmonica before he went to jail, and gets him one as a gift. Red declines to play it.
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* Jesse from ''FreeWilly'' ''Film/FreeWilly'' plays harmonica, to the Nostalgia Critic's annoyance. * Subverted in ''TheShawshankRedemption'' ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' when Andy learns that Red used to play harmonica before he went to jail, and gets him one as a gift. Red declines to play it.

* In the novel ''ForrestGump'', Forest learns to play harmonica from his buddy Bubba in Vietnam. Forest plays it for Bubba as he lies dying. Not used in the movie.
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\n* In the novel ''ForrestGump'', ''Literature/ForrestGump'', Forest learns to play harmonica from his buddy Bubba in Vietnam. Forest plays it for Bubba as he lies dying. Not used in the movie. movie.

* While he's not a captive, Richard O'Brien from ''TheCrystalMaze''. * In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''FutureWar'', when the hero and heroine are hiding out in a boxcar, Mike and the bots riff "Well, I suppose one of us has to play harmonica". ** In a scene cut from the ''MST3K'' movie, the crew is forced to go into a shelter as the Satellite of Love passes through a meteor shower. As a harmonica plays, the camera pans over Mike checking on Gypsy, Servo hoarding canned food, and...[[SorryILeftTheBGMOn Crow playing the harmonica]]. * Mork imitated playing the harmonica with his voice while locked up in several ''MorkAndMindy'' episodes. * In "Parrot Island," the second part of the pilot episode of ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'', London Tipton plays a harmonica while imprisoned on the titular island. She plays it surprisingly well, given [[UpperClassTwit the character's]] [[TheDitz history]]. * Played on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' (and surprisingly well) by outgoing former MP, Lembit Opik, in mourning for his former employment. * Les Stroud, star of ''{{Survivorman}}'', is actually a professional harmonica player. So a lot of times when he's stranded out in the wilderness and all, he'll just jam with it for a few minutes to cheer himself up.
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* While he's not a captive, Richard O'Brien from ''TheCrystalMaze''. ''Series/TheCrystalMaze''. * ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ** In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''FutureWar'', when the hero and heroine are hiding out in a boxcar, Mike and the bots riff "Well, I suppose one of us has to play harmonica". ** In a scene cut from the ''MST3K'' movie, TheMovie, the crew is forced to go into a shelter as the Satellite of Love passes through a meteor shower. As a harmonica plays, the camera pans over Mike checking on Gypsy, Servo hoarding canned food, and...[[SorryILeftTheBGMOn Crow playing the harmonica]]. * Mork imitated playing the harmonica with his voice while locked up in several ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' episodes. * In "Parrot Island," the second part of the pilot episode of ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', London Tipton plays a harmonica while imprisoned on the titular island. She plays it surprisingly well, given [[UpperClassTwit the character's]] [[TheDitz history]]. * Played on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' (and surprisingly well) by outgoing former MP, Lembit Opik, in mourning for his former employment. * Les Stroud, star of ''{{Survivorman}}'', ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'', is actually a professional harmonica player. So a lot of times when he's stranded out in the wilderness and all, he'll just jam with it for a few minutes to cheer himself up.

* In one episode of ''HotInCleveland'', Elka plays the harmonica in jail to which Mary Tyler Moore's character tells her to stop.
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* In one episode of ''HotInCleveland'', ''Series/HotInCleveland'', Elka plays the harmonica in jail to which Mary Tyler Moore's character tells her to stop.

* Given {{Supertramp}}'s "School" is about an AssimilationAcademy, the harmonica opening is probably invoking this.
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\n* Given {{Supertramp}}'s Music/{{Supertramp}}'s "School" is about an AssimilationAcademy, the harmonica opening is probably invoking this. this.

* In a series of strips of ''{{Kudzu}}'', Maurice gets thrown in jail for [[FelonyMisdemeanor singing the blues without a license]]. While in a cell, he starts to play a harmonica and is told "no blues." There's a list of acceptable songs on the wall, which include [[{{Musical}} showtunes]] and Peter Paul And Mary.
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\n* In a series of strips of ''{{Kudzu}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Kudzu}}'', Maurice gets thrown in jail for [[FelonyMisdemeanor singing the blues without a license]]. While in a cell, he starts to play a harmonica and is told "no blues." There's a list of acceptable songs on the wall, which include [[{{Musical}} showtunes]] and Peter Paul And Mary. Mary.


* Kaori uses a flute to the same effect in ''EienNoAselia''.
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* Kaori uses a flute to the same effect in ''EienNoAselia''.''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia''.

* Some of the background music of ''RedDeadRedemption'' includes harmonicas. * There is a hobo playing a harmonica at the run-down hobo camp in ''LANoire''.
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* Some of the background music of ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' includes harmonicas. * There is a hobo playing a harmonica at the run-down hobo camp in ''LANoire''. ''VideoGame/LANoire''.




* Played with in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' [[BigDamnMovie Wishology]]: The harmonica turns out to be music coming from a record player, whose turntable is being operated by the captive fairies.


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5th Dec '14 12:12:47 PM KingLyger
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* The titular ''Series/{{Titus}}'' plays one when he and his brother Dave are forced to do all of Papa Titus's chores.
10th Oct '14 1:14:19 PM margdean56
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* In the novel ''ForrestGump'', Forest learns to play harmonica from his buddy Bubba in Vietnam. Forest plays it for Bubba as he lays dying. Not used in the movie.
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* In the novel ''ForrestGump'', Forest learns to play harmonica from his buddy Bubba in Vietnam. Forest plays it for Bubba as he lays lies dying. Not used in the movie.
31st Aug '14 12:50:56 AM erforce
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** Luke's banjo in ''CoolHandLuke'' ** Hilts throwing a baseball against the cooler cell wall in ''TheGreatEscape''.
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** Luke's banjo in ''CoolHandLuke'' ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' ** Hilts throwing a baseball against the cooler cell wall in ''TheGreatEscape''.''Film/TheGreatEscape''.
17th Aug '14 12:49:08 PM maedar
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* In one episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', after the MonsterOfTheWeek and some Mooks capture Bulk and Skull and throw them in a makeshift cage, Skull starts playing a harmonica he just happened to have - which ''really'' starts to annoy Bulk. ("Do everyone a favor!" he shouts, [[CallBack "stick to the piano!"]] Fortunately, the Rangers find them before he drives Bulk nuts.
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* In one episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', after the MonsterOfTheWeek and some Mooks capture Bulk and Skull and throw them in a makeshift cage, Skull starts playing a harmonica he just happened to have - which ''really'' starts to annoy Bulk. ("Do everyone a favor!" he shouts, [[CallBack "stick to the piano!"]] piano!"]]) Fortunately, the Rangers find them before he drives Bulk nuts.
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