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29th Apr '18 11:50:29 AM LittleDancerGirl
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* In the TV adaptation of ''Literature/TheSaddleClub'', Lisa invokes this to get her mother to let her quit clarinet lessons. It works.
12th Feb '18 1:47:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* A NationalLampoon comic strip had a guy with a downstairs neighbor who had the worst taste in music, who left for a couple of weeks with his phonograph playing Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" - the record started skipping, repeating "owe my soul to" over and over. Nobody could get in and shut it off, and eventually the guy ended up on the street, blank-eyed and chanting [[MadnessMantra "Owe my soul to Tennessee Ernie...Owe my soul to Tennessee Ernie..."]]

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* A NationalLampoon Franchise/NationalLampoon comic strip had a guy with a downstairs neighbor who had the worst taste in music, who left for a couple of weeks with his phonograph playing Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" - the record started skipping, repeating "owe my soul to" over and over. Nobody could get in and shut it off, and eventually the guy ended up on the street, blank-eyed and chanting [[MadnessMantra "Owe my soul to Tennessee Ernie...Owe my soul to Tennessee Ernie..."]]
4th Feb '18 4:19:27 PM AjWargo
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* The Phone Guy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' suggests that having to play the same idiotic songs for over twenty years might be why the animatronics are so erratic.

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* The Phone Guy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' suggests that having to play the same idiotic songs for over twenty years might be why the animatronics are so erratic. [[spoiler:Turns out he's wrong- they've been haunted by vengeful children, as revealed in later installments.]]


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* The U.S. Government took this trope UpToEleven in Iraq- they used "I Love You" to torture various Iraqi P.O.Ws.
2nd Feb '18 5:22:40 PM mlsmithca
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** In the episode "Qpid", Q turned the bridge crew into Robin Hood and his merry men. Geordie became the Alan a-Dale analog, and kept plucking annoyingly at a lute. Finally Worf had had enough, walked up, snatched the lute and smashed it against a tree (in an homage to the ''Film/AnimalHouse'' example above).

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** In the episode "Qpid", Q turned the bridge crew into Robin Hood and his merry men. Geordie became the Alan a-Dale analog, and kept plucking annoyingly at a lute. Finally Worf had had enough, walked up, snatched the lute and smashed it against a tree (in an homage to the ''Film/AnimalHouse'' example above).''Film/AnimalHouse'').



** In the episode "The Survivors", the only apparent survivors of a massacre on Rana IV are an old man & his wife. Little does the Enterprise crew know that the old man is actually a nigh-omnipotent being with a terrible secret. He implants [[OminousMusicBoxTune the melody of his wife's music box]] [[TerribleTicking into Counselor Troi's mind]] in order to [[PsychicStatic distract her from delving further into his emotions]].

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** In the episode "The Survivors", the only apparent survivors of a massacre on Rana IV are an old man & and his wife. Little does the Enterprise crew know that the old man is actually a nigh-omnipotent being with a terrible secret. He implants [[OminousMusicBoxTune the melody of his wife's music box]] [[TerribleTicking into Counselor Troi's mind]] in order to [[PsychicStatic distract her from delving further into his emotions]].



* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the Cheese Shop sketch. When John Cleese's character enters, there are some guys playing Greek music and dancing. After several minutes of the annoying music in the background, he turns around and yells, "Will you shut that bloody dancing up!" and they stop playing.
** Mind you, he started out insisting that he "liked a nice tune", and this is after several minutes trying to guess what kind of cheese the shop has[[spoiler: (none)]] displaying saint-like patience all the while. Real CrowningMomentOfFunny material.
** Also happens in the Spam sketch.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
** The
Cheese Shop sketch. When John Cleese's character enters, there are some guys playing Greek music and dancing. After several minutes of the annoying music in the background, he turns around and yells, "Will you shut that bloody dancing up!" and they stop playing.
** Mind you, he
playing. He started out insisting that he "liked a nice tune", and this is after several minutes trying to guess what kind of cheese the shop has[[spoiler: (none)]] has [[spoiler:(none)]] displaying saint-like patience all the while. Real CrowningMomentOfFunny material.
while.
** Also happens in the Spam sketch.sketch; as the chorus of Vikings begins singing "Spam, spam, spam, spam..." it takes a few seconds before the proprietress of the café bellows at them to shut up. By the end of the sketch, they simply ignore her and keep singing.



-->'''Andy:'''''(singing)'' Love me, love me. Say that you love me. ''(speaking)'' Whatever happened to [[Music/TheCardigans those guys?]]

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-->'''Andy:'''''(singing)'' -->'''Andy:''' ''(singing)'' Love me, love me. Say that you love me. ''(speaking)'' Whatever happened to [[Music/TheCardigans those guys?]]
25th Dec '17 3:56:05 AM Kinitawowi
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* Hold music on telephone lines.



* Hold music on telephone lines.
25th Dec '17 3:55:46 AM Kinitawowi
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* Hold music on telephone lines.
29th Nov '17 12:18:35 PM Snowsky
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* There was a story in the news about a boy who was abducted and sang a song on repeat for 3 hours until [[PityTheKidnapper the kidnapper gave up and threw him out of the car.]]

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* There was a story in the news about a 9-year-old boy who was abducted and sang a the gospel song on repeat "Every Praise" over and over for 3 hours until [[PityTheKidnapper the kidnapper gave up and threw him out of the car.]]
17th Oct '17 2:23:53 AM Medinoc
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* The Donald comic ''[[http://coa.inducks.org/s.php?c=H+89025 Drie Konigen]]'' has Donald chased by a ''The March of the Three Kings'', wherever he goes.

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* The Donald comic ''[[http://coa.inducks.org/s.php?c=H+89025 Drie Konigen]]'' has Donald chased by a ''The March of the Three Kings'', wherever he goes.goes. It ends [[SadistShow with him being forced to sing it]].
18th Sep '17 7:48:03 PM PaulA
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* From Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico":
-->The mariachis would serenade
-->And they would not shut up [[BegoneBribe 'til they were paid]].

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* From Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico":
Mexico", on ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'':
-->The mariachis would serenade
-->And
serenade\\
And
they would not shut up [[BegoneBribe 'til till they were paid]].
31st May '17 1:27:33 PM jccw227
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Unwanted_Song The Most Unwanted Song]] combines elements that were revealed in a survey to be the least desirable elements in a song. Answers included extremely high or low voices, child singers, lyrics about cowboys, lyrics about holidays and commercial jingle lyrics; the song therefore includes a soprano rapping about cowboys and children singing holiday-themed jingles advertising Wal-Mart. Extreme length was another turnoff, so it ended up being 22 minutes long.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Unwanted_Song The Most Unwanted Song]] combines elements that were revealed in a survey to be the least desirable elements in a song. Answers included extremely high or low voices, child singers, lyrics about cowboys, lyrics about holidays and commercial jingle lyrics; the song therefore includes [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs a soprano rapping about cowboys and children singing holiday-themed jingles advertising Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart.]] Extreme length was another turnoff, so it ended up being 22 minutes long.



* There was a story in the news about a boy who was abducted and sang a song on repeat for 3 hours until the kidnapper gave up and threw him out of the car.

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* There was a story in the news about a boy who was abducted and sang a song on repeat for 3 hours until [[PityTheKidnapper the kidnapper gave up and threw him out of the car.]]
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