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25th Feb '17 3:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* EddieIzzard uses this trope to poke fun at ominous movie music in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU crap horror movie routine.]] If the cast of horror movies listened to the BGM (or even realised they were being followed around by an orchestra), they'd know they were walking towards their doom.
* A popular KattWilliams routine (featured in film and in the video game ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'') sees Williams making jokes as the sound man continually cues up the chorus of Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" ("Ev'ry day I'm hustle-in'/Ev'ry day I'm hustle-in'...").

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* EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard uses this trope to poke fun at ominous movie music in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU crap horror movie routine.]] If the cast of horror movies listened to the BGM (or even realised they were being followed around by an orchestra), they'd know they were walking towards their doom.
* A popular KattWilliams Creator/KattWilliams routine (featured in film and in the video game ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'') sees Williams making jokes as the sound man continually cues up the chorus of Rick Ross' "Hustlin'" ("Ev'ry day I'm hustle-in'/Ev'ry day I'm hustle-in'...").
18th Feb '17 2:29:35 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after a MockingMusic sequence Judy Hopps turns off her clock radio and a morose incidental tune plays through the rest of the scene. Then her neighbors yell at her to turn off the sad music, and Judy turns off her radio for real.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after a MockingMusic sequence Judy Hopps turns off her clock radio and a morose incidental tune LonelyPianoPiece plays through the rest of the scene. Then her neighbors yell at her to turn off the sad depressing music, and Judy turns off her radio for real.
22nd Jan '17 7:03:28 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** And once again, when he is listening to Queen's "I Want To Break Free" while arriving at [[spoiler: Sherrinford maximum security prison complex/black site]].
19th Jan '17 7:28:37 PM PaulA
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* In the 1939 film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'', Professor Moriarty prepares his evil plan while soft but ominous flute music plays in the background. Then, as we move to a different perspective, we can see the shadow of a man playing the flute from another room. One of Moriarty's underlings complains about it.

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* In the 1939 film ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'', ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|1939}}'', Professor Moriarty prepares his evil plan while soft but ominous flute music plays in the background. Then, as we move to a different perspective, we can see the shadow of a man playing the flute from another room. One of Moriarty's underlings complains about it.
19th Jan '17 11:40:57 AM luord
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. We think we're seeing the end credits start to roll over a background of a cassette tape playing the end song. The camera then zooms out to reveal it's just an iPad app playing the music, which the hero's [[DomesticAbuser abusive step-dad]] tells the mum to "turn that shit off".

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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. We ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** Played with when a grenade goes off [[spoiler:in the church massacre and Galahad is briefly stunned,]] the rockin' Free Bird solo is [[ShellShockSilence muted to the sound of ringing eardrums]]. Could also be considered a play on MusicalisInterruptus.
** When we
think we're seeing the end credits start to roll over a background of a cassette tape playing the end song. The song, the camera then zooms out to reveal it's just an iPad app playing the music, after which the hero's [[DomesticAbuser [[spoiler:Eggsy's abusive step-dad]] step-dad tells the mum to "turn that shit off".off"]].
11th Jan '17 5:18:41 AM Gosicrystal
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Compare ThemeTuneCameo, for when the show's theme tune is performed within the show. Compare IncessantMusicMadness. Also compare LeaveTheCameraRunning, where this happens with the camera instead of the music. Contrast MediumAwareness, for when a character is actually hearing the soundtrack. Can be used with almost all {{Mood Motif}}s. The inversion is DiegeticSwitch, when the music goes from in-universe to soundtrack. See also AMFMCharacterization.

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Compare ThemeTuneCameo, for when the show's theme tune is performed within the show. Compare IncessantMusicMadness. Also compare Not related to LeaveTheCameraRunning, where this happens with the camera instead of is set in the music.same scene for a very long time even if nothing's happening. Contrast MediumAwareness, for when a character is actually hearing the soundtrack. Can be used with almost all {{Mood Motif}}s. The inversion is DiegeticSwitch, when the music goes from in-universe to soundtrack. See also AMFMCharacterization.
7th Jan '17 3:48:10 PM Anybol
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** In "The Pre-Nup", Barney is receiving an intense lecture from his boss when PsychoStrings come in. It turns out it's his boss's ringtone for his ex-wife.
21st Dec '16 5:42:20 PM buckmana
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* The "Stealing Home" episode of ''LiveActionTV/TheThundermans'' introduces Raoul the professional commercial actor to a riff of Dramatic Guitar Music. Nora immediately asks where the music is coming from and Raoul introduces his cousin Gustavo, who is paid to follow him around with a guitar. Then another guitar riff plays, causing more confusion as it isn't Gustavo playing it this time. Then Gustavo's cousin comes into frame, also holding a guitar.

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* The "Stealing Home" episode of ''LiveActionTV/TheThundermans'' ''Series/TheThundermans'' introduces Raoul the professional commercial actor to a riff of Dramatic Guitar Music. Nora immediately asks where the music is coming from and Raoul introduces his cousin Gustavo, who is paid to follow him around with a guitar. Then another guitar riff plays, causing more confusion as it isn't Gustavo playing it this time. Then Gustavo's cousin comes into frame, also holding a guitar.
21st Dec '16 5:40:57 PM buckmana
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* The "Stealing Home" episode of ''LiveActionTV/TheThundermans'' introduces Raoul the professional commercial actor to a riff of Dramatic Guitar Music. Nora immediately asks where the music is coming from and Raoul introduces his cousin Gustavo, who is paid to follow him around with a guitar. Then another guitar riff plays, causing more confusion as it isn't Gustavo playing it this time. Then Gustavo's cousin comes into frame, also holding a guitar.
17th Dec '16 8:10:02 PM buckmana
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* In the "Fiddlin' Around" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', K has a flashback to rescuing the World's Best Symphony Orchestra. Dramatic music is playing as they are trapped on a boat headed for a waterfall, cut to a closeup showing the Orchestra actually playing the music. They switch to a last stand dirge just before K stops the boat falling over the edge.
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