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23rd Nov '17 10:15:31 AM nombretomado
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* On the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' {{DVD}}, there is a short documentary film by Jean-Michel Cousteau (It's called "Exploring the Reef"). In the beginning, he introduces himself and a trumpet fanfare (presumably the main theme) plays. Every time he says his name after that, the trumpets blare, and Nemo, Marlin, and Dory look around wondering where the trumpets are coming from.

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' {{DVD}}, UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}, there is a short documentary film by Jean-Michel Cousteau (It's called "Exploring the Reef"). In the beginning, he introduces himself and a trumpet fanfare (presumably the main theme) plays. Every time he says his name after that, the trumpets blare, and Nemo, Marlin, and Dory look around wondering where the trumpets are coming from.
10th Nov '17 7:57:02 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* In both ''{{Film/Guardians of|the Galaxy}} [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the Galaxy]]'' movies, a great deal of the background music comes from Peter's walkman. [[ZigZaggedTrope It's not always set up]], but in scenes such as the opening credits for both movies and [[spoiler: Yondu massacring the other Ravagers]], the use of background music is set-up by the characters. Peter does try to [[DefiedTrope defy this]] at the start of the second film, since preparing to fight a giant monster is more important than listening to music while fighting.
30th Oct '17 12:21:03 PM FF32
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* In Chaos on Deponia, the main character can hear the background music from where they are (presumably there is a local orchestra) and you actually have to mute the music from the options to pass a puzzle (The music is catchy and therefore makes him forget what he was thinking.)

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Deponia}} Chaos on Deponia, Deponia]]'', the main character can hear the background music from where they are (presumably there is a local orchestra) and you actually have to mute the music from the options to pass a puzzle (The music is catchy and therefore makes him forget what he was thinking.)
29th Oct '17 9:52:42 PM foxley
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* An episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' opens in the Houses of Parliament. The narrator explains that "select committees meet to discuss matters of national import" and then there is a tinkly piano transition. Followed by the narrator adding "And play the piano". The scene then cuts to a meeting room where a member is asked to stop playing the piano and come back to the table.
24th Oct '17 7:46:52 PM AquaticSquab
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, Zapp Brannigan is called to the White House while patriotic American music plays. It is shown to be Kif playing as a one man band.

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* In [[Recap/FuturamaM4IntoTheWildGreenYonder one episode]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, Zapp Brannigan is called to the White House while patriotic American music plays. It is shown to be Kif playing as a one man band.
21st Oct '17 9:14:01 AM Silverblade2
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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker often seems to be able to hear the score -- most notably in the roof scene at the end when he's dancing to it. He also has a mook follow him around with a boombox, which he uses to switch the background music on and off and even change it from one tune to another. At those points, though, it wasn't background music; it was diegetic.

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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker often seems to be able to hear the score -- most notably in the roof scene at the end when he's dancing to it. He also has a mook follow him around with a boombox, which he uses to switch the background music on and off and even change it from one tune to another. At those points, though, it wasn't background music; it was diegetic.



* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', when Batman starts heading toward the penthouse, all of a sudden, Bane arrives, set to the tune of Gioachino Rossini's "[[PublicDomainSoundtrack The Barber of Seville]]", grabs Batman and tosses him into the penthouse where SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker lives. The Clown Prince of Crime tells the Dark Knight that "it's a tradition in my house to open one present on Christmas Eve." He then chooses one of the detonators and uses it to blow up [[spoiler:an empty construction site]] before laughing and singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas"... while the background music starts to sound more like ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', as the Joker had been watching WesternAnimation/BugsBunny's "WesternAnimation/RabbitOfSeville" while he is doing the atrocity. Enraged, Batman grabs the Joker as the explosion rocks the building, cutting out the TV signal.

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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', when Batman starts heading toward the penthouse, all of a sudden, Bane arrives, set to the tune of Gioachino Rossini's "[[PublicDomainSoundtrack The Barber of Seville]]", grabs Batman and tosses him into the penthouse where SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker lives. The Clown Prince of Crime tells the Dark Knight that "it's a tradition in my house to open one present on Christmas Eve." He then chooses one of the detonators and uses it to blow up [[spoiler:an empty construction site]] before laughing and singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas"... while the background music starts to sound more like ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', as the Joker had been watching WesternAnimation/BugsBunny's "WesternAnimation/RabbitOfSeville" while he is doing the atrocity. Enraged, Batman grabs the Joker as the explosion rocks the building, cutting out the TV signal.
12th Oct '17 5:41:09 PM SymBionicFan
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* Played hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', where in one episode, Endive is trying to force Schnitzel into marrying her. When things go awry, she yells at Margret to "Cut the music." We then see Margret [[VisualPun literally cutting a stereo system in half with a pair of oversized scissors]].

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* Played hilariously in ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', where in one episode, Endive is trying to force Schnitzel into marrying her. When things go awry, she yells at Margret Margarine to "Cut the music." We then see Margret Margarine [[VisualPun literally cutting a stereo system in half with a pair of oversized scissors]].



* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' does this with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Yakety Sax]]".

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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' episode "Raiders of the Lost Art" does this with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of "[[Series/TheBennyHillShow Yakety Sax]]".
9th Oct '17 12:53:15 PM Vir
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], kinda, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''. The Fairy Godmother starts singing "Holding Out for a Hero", ''then'' the dramatic rescue begins, [[DiegeticSwitch with the song as BGM]].

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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], {{Inverted|Trope}}, kinda, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''.''WesternAnimation/Shrek2''. The Fairy Godmother starts singing "Holding Out for a Hero", ''then'' the dramatic rescue begins, [[DiegeticSwitch with the song as BGM]].



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', Spongebob and Plankton are sneaking into the Chum Bucket to get Karen, and have to get the key to Karen's cell. Plankton starts tiptoeing and we think it's regular cartoony tiptoeing sounds. But then he stops and we see that it's just Spongebob standing there playing a tiny piano.
-->'''Plankton''': Would you stop playing that tiny piano?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''': ''(hides piano behind his back)'' ''Sorry''.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', Spongebob and Plankton are sneaking into the Chum Bucket to get Karen, and have to get the key to Karen's cell. Plankton starts tiptoeing and we think it's regular cartoony tiptoeing sounds. But then he stops and we see that it's just Spongebob standing there playing a tiny piano.
-->'''Plankton''': Would you stop playing that tiny piano?
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]''':
piano?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]''':
''(hides piano behind his back)'' ''Sorry''.''Sorry''.
** In "Larry the Floor Manager", [=SpongeBob=] spits one of Larry's protein shakes out on the radio that was providing the background music, shorting it out.
6th Oct '17 12:36:34 PM Viira
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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the radio on the Warthog is always set to a polka station, so if you hear it getting louder, it means that it's gonna [[CarFu run you down]].

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the radio on the Warthog is always set to a polka station, so if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exo4xI31DOU you hear it getting louder, louder]], it means that it's gonna [[CarFu run you down]].
6th Oct '17 3:09:05 AM LondonKdS
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* An episode of the British comedy show ''Series/DeadRingers'' spoofed ''Series/DoctorWho'' with this trope, with the Doctor and Rose being cornered by the show's background music, which was drowning out their dialog. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qzy2hVJC5A The Doctor then turns on the subtitles so that he and Rose can understand each other.]]

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* An episode of the British comedy show ''Series/DeadRingers'' spoofed ''Series/DoctorWho'' with this trope, with the Doctor and Rose being cornered by the show's background music, which was drowning out their dialog.dialog (a common complaint from viewers during the Davies era). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qzy2hVJC5A The Doctor then turns on the subtitles so that he and Rose can understand each other.]]
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