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2nd Dec '16 4:30:42 AM nighttrainfm
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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' during a football game against alien invaders. As Joey tries to rally the demoralised team at halftime, melancholy music plays...which turns out to be coming from Robo-Ron.

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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' during a football game against alien invaders. As Joey tries to rally the demoralised team at halftime, melancholy music plays...which turns out to be coming from Robo-Ron.Robo-Ron's built-in gramophone.
2nd Dec '16 4:29:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' during a football game against alien invaders. As Joey tries to rally the demoralised team at halftime, melancholy music plays...which turns out to be coming from Robo-Ron.
-->'''Joey:''' Ron, enough with the depressing stuff! ''(RecordNeedleScratch)'' I need some [[RousingSpeech pep-talk music!]]
1st Dec '16 8:10:13 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Film/{{Focus}}'' has what seemed to have been just the background music revealed to have been playing in-universe ''as part of the exposition after the song has ended'', as part of an extremely insane XanatisGambit to swindle a high-roller from Macau. After repeatedly allowing the mark to win increasingly high-stakes wagers that seem to be even chances, the mastermind convinces the mark into a bet where the "odds" overwhelmingly favor said mark--pick out any one player on the field, then give, not the con artist himself, but his ''girlfriend'', heretofore not involved in the action, one guess as to which player he selected. In fact, the con man has replaced #55 with one of his own henchmen--something his date recognizes and knows to pick--and primed the mark to have picked #55 by a series of events involving repeated exposure to the face of said henchman, various instances of the number 5 or 55 appearing, and--the kicker--the fact that Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil", with its repeated "woo-woo!" background shouts, had not only been playing over the scene but ''in'' the scene--"wu" being "five" in the mark's native language.

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* ''Film/{{Focus}}'' has what seemed to have been just the background music revealed to have been playing in-universe ''as part of the exposition after the song has ended'', as part of an extremely insane XanatisGambit XanatosGambit to swindle a high-roller from Macau. After repeatedly allowing the mark to win increasingly high-stakes wagers that seem to be even chances, the mastermind convinces the mark into a bet where the "odds" overwhelmingly favor said mark--pick out any one player on the field, then give, not the con artist himself, but his ''girlfriend'', heretofore not involved in the action, one guess as to which player he selected. In fact, the con man has replaced #55 with one of his own henchmen--something his date recognizes and knows to pick--and primed the mark to have picked #55 by a series of events involving repeated exposure to the face of said henchman, various instances of the number 5 or 55 appearing, and--the kicker--the fact that Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil", with its repeated "woo-woo!" background shouts, had not only been playing over the scene but ''in'' the scene--"wu" being "five" in the mark's native language.
1st Dec '16 8:07:53 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Film/{{Focus}}'' has what seemed to have been just the background music revealed to have been playing in-universe ''as part of the exposition after the song has ended'', as part of an extremely insane XanatisGambit to swindle a high-roller from Macau. After repeatedly allowing the mark to win increasingly high-stakes wagers that seem to be even chances, the mastermind convinces the mark into a bet where the "odds" overwhelmingly favor said mark--pick out any one player on the field, then give, not the con artist himself, but his ''girlfriend'', heretofore not involved in the action, one guess as to which player he selected. In fact, the con man has replaced #55 with one of his own henchmen--something his date recognizes and knows to pick--and primed the mark to have picked #55 by a series of events involving repeated exposure to the face of said henchman, various instances of the number 5 or 55 appearing, and--the kicker--the fact that Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil", with its repeated "woo-woo!" background shouts, had not only been playing over the scene but ''in'' the scene--"wu" being "five" in the mark's native language.
24th Nov '16 10:18:49 PM AuraXtreme
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*** [[EvilTwin His brother]] rather does not approve.
---->'''Nale:''' I'm not saying 'dun dun dun' for you.
---->'''Tarquin:''' That's not how I raised you, young man!
13th Nov '16 10:55:42 AM nombretomado
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** In Season 4, there is a running gag where "The Sound of Silence" plays whenever GOB spaces out, a la ''TheGraduate''. In one instance, it is revealed to be played by a mariachi band behind him, much to his relief.

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** In Season 4, there is a running gag where "The Sound of Silence" plays whenever GOB spaces out, a la ''TheGraduate''.''Film/TheGraduate''. In one instance, it is revealed to be played by a mariachi band behind him, much to his relief.
25th Oct '16 10:00:46 PM Laina1312
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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': When Felix pulls Calhoun out of the [=NesquikSand=], a lovey dovey tune plays as they stare into each others eyes...and then Calhoun looks over Felix's shoulder and see's it's the Laffy Taffy around them that's singing the tune. She scares them off by shooting into the air.

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': When Felix pulls Calhoun out of the [=NesquikSand=], a lovey dovey tune plays as they stare into each others eyes...and then Calhoun looks over Felix's shoulder and see's sees it's the Laffy Taffy around them that's singing the tune. She scares them off by shooting into the air.
18th Sep '16 4:30:53 PM mysterykcad
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** The episode "Starvin' Marvin in Space" plays a cheezy little song about how liberating flying is whenever Marvin is using his stolen space ship to travel around the world. When the boys join him, Cartman complains about the music.
--->'''Stan:''' This is great!\\
'''Cartman:''' Yeah, but where's that crappy song coming from? Can we turn that off?\\
''Marvin turns the music off''\\
'''Stan:''' Yeah, that's better.
3rd Sep '16 7:00:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the musical of ''TheWeddingSinger'', Robbie and Julia first meet at one of his wedding gigs and shake hands. Suddenly everything freezes as they stare at each other, and a high, angelic tone plays. The tone stops after George whacks his keyboard a few times.
* In ''LanoAndWoodleyTheIsland'', every time salt is mentioned there is an ominous "BUM BUUUUUUM" sound effect. At one time, Col mentions salt and nothing happens; he immediately stretches his arms out as to say "Well?" and the BUM BUUUUUM goes off, prompting a "Keep it snappy, keep it snappy!" from Col. Unfortunately, the sound guy seems to get too enthusiastic- the sound henceforth occurs at the mention of words like "insult" and "assault", prompting Frank to eagerly play with it, much to Col's chagrin.

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* In the musical of ''TheWeddingSinger'', ''Theatre/TheWeddingSinger'', Robbie and Julia first meet at one of his wedding gigs and shake hands. Suddenly everything freezes as they stare at each other, and a high, angelic tone plays. The tone stops after George whacks his keyboard a few times.
* In ''LanoAndWoodleyTheIsland'', ''Theatre/LanoAndWoodleyTheIsland'', every time salt is mentioned there is an ominous "BUM BUUUUUUM" sound effect. At one time, Col mentions salt and nothing happens; he immediately stretches his arms out as to say "Well?" and the BUM BUUUUUM goes off, prompting a "Keep it snappy, keep it snappy!" from Col. Unfortunately, the sound guy seems to get too enthusiastic- the sound henceforth occurs at the mention of words like "insult" and "assault", prompting Frank to eagerly play with it, much to Col's chagrin.



* In ''{{Spamalot}}'', the scene from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' where Herbert's father tries to stop the music over and over again is repeated. But this being a musical, he's eventually overruled and a CrowdSong starts. He later unsuccessfully tries to stop the show's closing number.

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* In ''{{Spamalot}}'', ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', the scene from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' where Herbert's father tries to stop the music over and over again is repeated. But this being a musical, he's eventually overruled and a CrowdSong starts. He later unsuccessfully tries to stop the show's closing number.



* At the end of ''{{Flashdance}}: The Musical'', Alex begins her audition to a vinyl record of "What A Feeling", before the orchestra and company take over the song.

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* At the end of ''{{Flashdance}}: ''Film/{{Flashdance}}: The Musical'', Alex begins her audition to a vinyl record of "What A Feeling", before the orchestra and company take over the song.



* "SpyFox in Dry Cereal" provides the trope image. He's chasing after the villain and the road ends ahead, he pushes the "Eject" button expecting the truck to propel him into the air so he can catch the villain. Turns out it's just the cassette tape ejector. (Pressing it again does the job, though.)
* ''{{Battlefield 4}}'': During the prologue mission "Baku", one of the soldiers tries to turn off the radio (playing ''Total Eclipse of the Heart'' by Bonnie Tyler) as your car is sinking, saying he doesn't want to die to the tune of this song.

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* "SpyFox "VideoGame/SpyFox in Dry Cereal" provides the trope image. He's chasing after the villain and the road ends ahead, he pushes the "Eject" button expecting the truck to propel him into the air so he can catch the villain. Turns out it's just the cassette tape ejector. (Pressing it again does the job, though.)
* ''{{Battlefield ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'': During the prologue mission "Baku", one of the soldiers tries to turn off the radio (playing ''Total Eclipse of the Heart'' by Bonnie Tyler) as your car is sinking, saying he doesn't want to die to the tune of this song.



* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', an ominous theme (aptly named ''There Comes Trouble...'') [[MusicalSpoiler always starts playing when the duo is about to face a boss]]. Eventually, Kazooie points this out by declaring: "Here, the music changed. Every time that happens we always end in a BossBattle" before, obviously, fighting the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] for the third time.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', an ominous theme (aptly named ''There Comes Trouble...'') [[MusicalSpoiler always starts playing when the duo is about to face a boss]]. Eventually, Kazooie points this out by declaring: "Here, the music changed. Every time that happens we always end in a BossBattle" before, obviously, fighting the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] for the third time.



* In ''GliderPRO,'' turning off a stereo will silence the game's background music.

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* In ''GliderPRO,'' ''VideoGame/GliderPRO,'' turning off a stereo will silence the game's background music.



* All the Hymns in ''ArTonelico'' are sung in-game and heard, though FridgeLogic kicks in when you can use the singer in battle and they can, apparently, sing two complicated songs at once. It helps that each Hymn is usually accompanied with [[MagicMusic massive effects]] somehow. One scene in the first game has the Hymn BGM cut off abruptly when the singer is knocked out.

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* All the Hymns in ''ArTonelico'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' are sung in-game and heard, though FridgeLogic kicks in when you can use the singer in battle and they can, apparently, sing two complicated songs at once. It helps that each Hymn is usually accompanied with [[MagicMusic massive effects]] somehow. One scene in the first game has the Hymn BGM cut off abruptly when the singer is knocked out.



* In ''SuikodenII'', one of the first dungeons you visit is an old, abandoned castle, now inhabited by the dread Vampire Lord, Neclord. It's filled with zombies, bats, and assorted undead. As you fight your way through it, a spooky pipe-organ tune plays to enhance the atmosphere, and when you finally reach the apex of the main tower, you find Neclord... playing the pipe-organ. When he notices you entering, he turns from the keyboard, and the BGM stops in mid-note, turning to a shocking silence.

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* In ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', one of the first dungeons you visit is an old, abandoned castle, now inhabited by the dread Vampire Lord, Neclord. It's filled with zombies, bats, and assorted undead. As you fight your way through it, a spooky pipe-organ tune plays to enhance the atmosphere, and when you finally reach the apex of the main tower, you find Neclord... playing the pipe-organ. When he notices you entering, he turns from the keyboard, and the BGM stops in mid-note, turning to a shocking silence.



* In ''CovertFront'' ''Episode 1: All Quiet on the Covert Front'', the quiet waltz-like music that plays over [[SoundtrackDissonance haunting pictures from the war]] is revealed to be coming from the protagonist's radio.

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* In ''CovertFront'' ''VideoGame/CovertFront'' ''Episode 1: All Quiet on the Covert Front'', the quiet waltz-like music that plays over [[SoundtrackDissonance haunting pictures from the war]] is revealed to be coming from the protagonist's radio.
18th Aug '16 5:35:00 AM shokoshu
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* Scottish comedy duo Hale&Pace doing Psycho: Women in shower. Dramatic music. Women screams. Woman gives peeping tom musician a beating.
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