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21st Aug '16 2:24:54 PM StFan
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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E16TwentyEightPranksLater 28 Pranks Later]]": When Rainbow Dash says she'll have to work extra hard [[spoiler:to top the Zombie Walk prank the town got her with]], the stunned silence of all the other ponies is punctuated by the sound of crickets chirping.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E17TheTimesTheyAreAChangeling The Times They Are a Changeling]]", a tumbleweed rolls by at the Crystal Empire train station, to show how empty it is.
31st Jul '16 11:49:09 AM Owlivia
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* Used in "Achoo!" on ''WestenAnimation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' after Taury tries an outrageous cure suggested to him for his itchy spotosis that involves rubbing sap on himself, holding paper flowers over his head and then burying himself up to his neck in popcorn, but it has absolutely no effect.

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* Used in "Achoo!" on ''WestenAnimation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' ''WesternAnimation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' after Taury tries an outrageous cure suggested to him for his itchy spotosis that involves rubbing sap on himself, holding paper flowers over his head and then burying himself up to his neck in popcorn, but it has absolutely no effect.
3rd Jul '16 4:55:51 PM nombretomado
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* Barely audible, but its there in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn'', as Ackar's spectacular display of his ElementalPowers silences the arena audience. Could be seen as {{Narm}}, though, since the scene was meant to be serious.

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* Barely audible, but its there in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn'', as Ackar's spectacular display of his ElementalPowers silences the arena audience. Could be seen as {{Narm}}, though, since the scene was meant to be serious.
21st May '16 8:37:34 PM Andyroid
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' where Pleakely tries to become a stand-up comic. After his first few jokes fall flat, we hear chirping crickets... followed by Pleakely asking "Where'd those crickets come from?"

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* Lampshaded in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Heckler", where Pleakely tries to become a stand-up comic. After his first few jokes fall flat, we hear chirping crickets... followed by Pleakely asking "Where'd those crickets come from?"
16th May '16 1:24:26 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Betelgeuse''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}''

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-->-- '''Betelgeuse''', '''Beetlejuice''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}''



(''all silent; crickets sing'')\\
(''Laspistol discharges, body falls'')

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(''all ''[all silent; crickets sing'')\\
(''Laspistol
sing]''\\
''[Laspistol
discharges, body falls'')falls]''



(''crickets'')\\

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(''crickets'')\\''[crickets]''\\



(''gust of wind'')\\

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(''gust ''[gust of wind'')\\wind]''\\



(''complete silence, chirping crickets'')\\
'''Phoenix:''' (''thoughts'') [[WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat Why is everyone staring at me like that?]]

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(''complete ''[complete silence, chirping crickets'')\\
crickets]''\\
'''Phoenix:''' (''thoughts'') ''[thoughts]'' [[WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat Why is everyone staring at me like that?]]



* WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic: When Sunny tries to rally his fellow elves into saving [[spoiler: Dawn]], an onscreen cricket chirps awkwardly when no one joins in.

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* WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic: ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': When Sunny tries to rally his fellow elves into saving [[spoiler: Dawn]], [[spoiler:Dawn]], an onscreen cricket chirps awkwardly when no one joins in.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'': When Asterix and Obelix get back to the deserted village, a tumbleweed is seen rolling around. And no, those shouldn't be found in Gaul....



--->'''Spike:''' What's this? Sittin' around watching the telly while there's evil still afoot? It's not very industrious of you. I say we go out there and kick a little demon ass! What? Can't go without your Buffy, is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her. She is the chosen one, after all. Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Let's annihilate them, for justice, and for... the safety of puppies... and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil! Let's kill something! (''credits start running'') Oh, ''come on!''

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--->'''Spike:''' What's this? Sittin' around watching the telly while there's evil still afoot? It's not very industrious of you. I say we go out there and kick a little demon ass! What? Can't go without your Buffy, is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her. She is the chosen one, after all. Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Let's annihilate them, for justice, and for... the safety of puppies... and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil! Let's kill something! (''credits ''[credits start running'') running]'' Oh, ''come on!''



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], this is PlayedStraight with Dean speeding to the crossroad and digging with his hands in the dirt of the crossroad to summon a demon while a driving guitar riff plays. Dean then stands up, the music stops, and there is only the sound of crickets chirping as Dean waits for the crossroad demon to appear.
* In ''TheLastManOnEarth'', Phil tells one of his bad jokes to the group, no one laughs, crickets are heard -- and the group gets excited because crickets had survived the apocalypse.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" Two]]" (S02, Ep22)]], Ep22), this is PlayedStraight with Dean speeding to the crossroad and digging with his hands in the dirt of the crossroad to summon a demon while a driving guitar riff plays. Dean then stands up, the music stops, and there is only the sound of crickets chirping as Dean waits for the crossroad demon to appear.
* In ''TheLastManOnEarth'', ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'', Phil tells one of his bad jokes to the group, no one laughs, crickets are heard -- and the group gets excited because crickets had survived the apocalypse.



(''you then fight the tumbleweed'')

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(''you ''[you then fight the tumbleweed'')tumbleweed]''



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* The "howling wind and tumbleweed" version happens in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' when the Emperor asks [[spoiler:Magnus]] and Kitten whether they've heard of times when humanity was kicking ass. A single servoskull is cast as the tumbleweed and slowly floats by the two, who are just staring at the Emperor in awkward silence.
* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/SuperSmashAdventures''. Toadsworth stops Falco from breaking down a door because it's expensive, and we hear this. After a second of it, Luigi finds it's coming from a cricket-like enemy behind them, who he promptly kicks away.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGesLXV3PcU "What If This Happened in Marvel's Civil War"]] by Creator/CartoonHooligans, there are two chirping crickets moments. First, when Team Captain America in matching uniforms see [[spoiler:Team Iron Man in matching ''Iron Man armors'' (including Iron Spider)]], they stand still in shock. And later, again, [[spoiler:when Team Iron Man switches to matching Hulkbusters armors]].
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0097.html Another time]] when Xykon is incapable of joining his minions in a hearty laugh (though in this case, with no crickets available, a demonic cockroach had to provide the cough).

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0097.html Another time]] when Xykon is incapable of joining his minions in a hearty laugh (though in this case, with no crickets available, a demonic cockroach had has to provide the cough).



* In a video by novelist and social commentator AndrewKlavan regarding president UsefulNotes/BarackObama's "Recovery Summer" initiative, he stated "The president's appointment of radicals and tax cheats, his corruption of the justice department, and, oh yeah, the renewal of the Patriot Act, have all been greeted by the summery sound of mainstream media crickets (''image of CNN office, sound of crickets chirping''). Much more relaxing!" Listen to it [[http://youtu.be/3JDT5vBQQr8?t=4m6s here]].
* The "howling wind and tumbleweed" version happens in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' when the Emperor asks [[spoiler:Magnus]] and Kitten whether they've heard of times when humanity was kicking ass. A single servoskull is cast as the tumbleweed and slowly floats by the two, who are just staring at the Emperor in awkward silence.

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* In a video by novelist and social commentator AndrewKlavan Creator/AndrewKlavan regarding president UsefulNotes/BarackObama's "Recovery Summer" initiative, he stated "The president's appointment of radicals and tax cheats, his corruption of the justice department, and, oh yeah, the renewal of the Patriot Act, have all been greeted by the summery sound of mainstream media crickets (''image of CNN office, sound of crickets chirping''). Much more relaxing!" Listen to it [[http://youtu.be/3JDT5vBQQr8?t=4m6s here]].
* The "howling wind and tumbleweed" version happens in ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' when the Emperor asks [[spoiler:Magnus]] and Kitten whether they've heard of times when humanity was kicking ass. A single servoskull is cast as the tumbleweed and slowly floats by the two, who are just staring at the Emperor in awkward silence.
here]].



** Used in the ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' review, after the transition from a fight scene of the TV series to the game itself, to illustrate how dull it is.

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** Used in the review for the ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' review, game, after the transition from a fight scene of the TV series to the game itself, to illustrate how dull it is.



* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/SuperSmashAdventures''. Toadsworth stops Falco from breaking down a door because it's expensive, and we hear this. After a second of it, Luigi finds it's coming from a cricket-like enemy behind them, who he promptly kicks away.



* In the episode "Almost Got 'Im" of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an episode in which the villains describe their elaborate schemes to get Batman, Killer Croc describes how he faced off with Batman in a quarry, and then...

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* In the episode "Almost Got 'Im" of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', an "Almost Got 'Im": An episode in which the villains describe their elaborate schemes to get Batman, Killer Croc describes how he faced off with Batman in a quarry, and then...



(''the others stare at him, then get back to an unrelated discussion'')\\

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(''the ''[the others stare at him, then get back to an unrelated discussion'')\\discussion]''\\



-->'''The Joker:''' Every time I bring my brand of funny to Gotham, the only sound I hear is: (''holds up a toy cricket in one hand, then smashes it with the other'')
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': When [=SpongeBob=] tried stand-up, his first joke is met with cricket chirps. The second joke bombs so bad even the cricket won't dignify it with a response. Also going as far as to show an actual picture of the cricket in grass on land.

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-->'''The Joker:''' Every time I bring my brand of funny to Gotham, the only sound I hear is: (''holds ''[holds up a toy cricket in one hand, then smashes it with the other'')
other]''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': When [=SpongeBob=] tried tries stand-up, his first joke is met with cricket chirps. The second joke bombs so bad even the cricket won't dignify it with a response. Also going as far as to show an actual picture of the cricket in grass on land.



(''silence'')\\

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(''silence'')\\''[silence]''\\



'''Curly:''' Hooray! Free the animals! (''runs off laughing maniacally'')\\

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'''Curly:''' Hooray! Free the animals! (''runs ''[runs off laughing maniacally'')\\maniacally]''\\



(''cricket chirping'')\\

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(''cricket chirping'')\\''[cricket chirping]''\\



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], following Spike's attempt at the anthem, the giant stadium is quiet, save for the cries of a lone baby, and Pinkie's echoing "[[{{Bathos}} Nailed it!]]"

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "Equestria Games"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", following Spike's attempt at the anthem, the giant stadium is quiet, save for the cries of a lone baby, and Pinkie's echoing "[[{{Bathos}} Nailed it!]]"



* Used in "Achoo!" on ''WestenAnimaation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' after Taury tries an outrageous cure suggested to him for his itchy spotosis that involves rubbing sap on himself, holding paper flowers over his head and then burying himself up to his neck in popcorn, but it has absolutely no effect.

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* Used in "Achoo!" on ''WestenAnimaation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' ''WestenAnimation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' after Taury tries an outrageous cure suggested to him for his itchy spotosis that involves rubbing sap on himself, holding paper flowers over his head and then burying himself up to his neck in popcorn, but it has absolutely no effect.



* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins''

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* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins''''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'':






(''Chirp, chirp, chirp...'')

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(''Chirp, ->''Chirp, chirp, chirp...'')''
2nd May '16 8:58:42 PM shawnvw
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* In ''TheLastManOnEarth'', Phil tells one of his bad jokes to the group, no one laughs, crickets are heard -- and the group gets excited because crickets had survived the apocalypse.
29th Mar '16 4:17:48 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Where the Buggolo Roam" when Kiff complains that one Buggolo keeps following him, Zap Brannigan cracks, "Did I say girlfriend? I meant your wife!" Dead silence follows, with a single tumbleweed rolling by.
27th Feb '16 6:34:50 AM Vicky125
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''
** In "Night of the Vesuviuses" Alice welcomes children to night in zoo, but when she realizes nobody is there and cricket only chirps, she squashes the cricket.
6th Feb '16 11:35:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', this is used in "Wishing Well" after Grumpy shouts that he wishes it wasn't night anymore. Only Lotsa Heart Elephant, as the person who wished for the day to never come, can actually reverse the wish.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', this ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins''
** This
is used in "Wishing Well" after Grumpy shouts that he wishes it wasn't night anymore. Only Lotsa Heart Elephant, as the person who wished for the day to never come, can actually reverse the wish.wish.
** It comes up again in "Awesomest Day Ever" when Lotsa Heart asks Bright Heart if he realizes what's between Moody Mountains and Adventure Beach in regards to sending Brave Heart between those two locations. The answer - the SurpriseParty they're trying to set up for him, but the crickets chirp when Bright Heart can't come up with this.
5th Feb '16 10:11:00 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', this is used in "Wishing Well" after Grumpy shouts that he wishes it wasn't night anymore. Only Lotsa Heart Elephant, as the person who wished for the day to never come, can actually reverse the wish.
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