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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.
3rd Dec '15 8:38:12 AM Scorpion451
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A character says or does something intended to elicit an enthusiastic response from a group watching him, such as the audience in a theatre or a band of comrades. But instead of the reaction he expects, he hears nothing but the sound of crickets chirping, suggesting that nobody is responding, and they may in fact be [[StunnedSilence stunned into silence]] or missing altogether. Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Basically, it's what happens when the script calls for silence, but needs an audio cue to indicate said silence.
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A character says or does something intended to elicit an enthusiastic response from a group watching him, such as the audience in a theatre or a band of comrades. But instead of the reaction he expects, he hears nothing but the sound of crickets chirping, suggesting that nobody is responding, and they may in fact be [[StunnedSilence stunned into silence]] silence]], [[SarcasmFailure completely baffled]], or [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere missing altogether. altogether]]. A FlatWhat may follow. Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Basically, it's what happens when the script calls for silence, but needs an audio cue to indicate said silence.
22nd Nov '15 3:13:35 PM mikrolik
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Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Basically, it's what happens when the script calls for silence, but needs an audio cue to indicate silence.
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Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Basically, it's what happens when the script calls for silence, but needs an audio cue to indicate said silence.
22nd Nov '15 3:12:59 PM mikrolik
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Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Alternatively, someone might [[ProducePelting throw a tomato]] at him.
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Occasionally visually accompanied by tumbleweed blowing past, in which case the crickets can sometimes be replaced by blowing wind, or a wolf howling in the distance, with perhaps a distant bonging church bell. Sometimes the sequence includes microphone feedback. Sometimes a single person will cough or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife fart]]. Basically, it's what happens when the script calls for silence, but needs an audio cue to indicate silence. Alternatively, someone might [[ProducePelting throw a tomato]] at him.
21st Nov '15 10:13:12 AM StFan
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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' keeps them on [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2008-11-30 hand]] while talking to the PointyHairedBoss.
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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' keeps them on [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2008-11-30 hand]] while talking to the PointyHairedBoss.
14th Nov '15 11:26:16 AM nombretomado
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* The "howling wind and tumbleweed" version happens in ''WebVideo/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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* The "howling wind and tumbleweed" version happens in ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' ''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.
7th Oct '15 3:55:53 PM nombretomado
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** [[Characters/BugsBunny Bugs himself]] has a similar experience in his rise to stardom in ''What's Up, Doc?'' And again at the end of ''Baton Bunny''.
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** [[Characters/BugsBunny [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Bugs himself]] has a similar experience in his rise to stardom in ''What's Up, Doc?'' And again at the end of ''Baton Bunny''.
20th Sep '15 7:00:18 AM catmuto
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', this is the general atmosphere after Tidus has said something incredibly insensitive about the world of Spira he's in or [[spoiler: talking about going with Yuna to someplace after defeating Sin, at which point she and the other team members know that she'll be dead]].
14th Jun '15 1:17:24 PM ml0085
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* 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.
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