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6th Mar '17 8:28:22 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the music in the tutorial peters out if you choose to consistently avoid Flowey's "friendliness pellets" to his increasing agitation.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
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music in the tutorial progressively loses pitch and eventually peters out if you choose to consistently avoid evade Flowey's "friendliness pellets" to his increasing agitation.consternation.
26th Feb '17 5:28:12 PM Mineboot45
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** In "Squid's Day Off" as Squidward realizes that he's wasting his time running back to the Krusty Krab

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** In "Squid's Day Off" as Squidward realizes that he's wasting his time running back to the Krusty KrabKrab.
26th Feb '17 12:49:43 PM Mineboot45
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-->'''elsajeni:''' "The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasnít actually been cued to stop. The band director doesnít even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of ''why'' gesture."

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-->'''elsajeni:''' "The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasnít actually been cued to stop. The band director doesnít even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of ''why'' gesture. In unison, the tuba players defended themselves: 'THERE WERE FOUR Fs.' [[BeyondTheImpossible FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument]], but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part."
25th Feb '17 1:49:17 PM Mineboot45
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-->'''elsajeni:''' "The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasnít actually been cued to stop. The band director doesnít even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of ''why'' gesture."
16th Feb '17 8:42:28 PM ionicgash
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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' episode "The Best Day Ever", the boastful and proud Beacon Academy theme drones and crashes to a halt when Nora throws a pie at Weiss's face, kicking off the epic FoodFight. They even left it in the soundtrack!

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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' episode "The Best Day Ever", the boastful and proud Beacon Academy theme peters out the first time when Yang is hit in the face with a tomato, then later drones and crashes to a halt when Nora throws a pie at Weiss's face, kicking off the epic FoodFight. They even left it in the soundtrack!
10th Jan '17 3:43:09 PM Xtifr
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** Preceded by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, who did the same trick at the end of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPmpKhd3hXs Knife Edge]]" on their first album. (When [[PorcupineTree Steven Wilson]] remixed the album he couldn't recreate the effect digitally, so it can only be heard on the original mix.)

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** Preceded by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, who did the same trick at the end of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPmpKhd3hXs Knife Edge]]" on their first album. (When [[PorcupineTree [[Music/PorcupineTree Steven Wilson]] remixed the album he couldn't recreate the effect digitally, so it can only be heard on the original mix.)
15th Dec '16 5:46:16 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In "Clams" when Mr. Krabs realizes the dollar he got from [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick is not his one millionth dollar.
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** In "Truth or Square" this happens as [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy's wedding is ruined but is revealed to be just a play.
8th Nov '16 5:23:21 PM merotoker
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** A more humourous version occurs in episode 519 when [[WeCanRebuildHim Franky]] and [[TheStoic Robin]] see each other for the first time post-timeskip and Franky starts... being [[CrazyAwesome Franky]]
** In the Punk Hazard arc, when everyone gets out of the lab and sees the HumongousMecha General Franky, the guys ([[TheStoic Excluding Law and Smoker]]), are blown away by how kickass it is. The girls, however, don't give a crap, and just stare as the music dies.

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** A more humourous version occurs in episode 519 when [[WeCanRebuildHim Franky]] and [[TheStoic Robin]] see each other for the first time post-timeskip and Franky starts... being [[CrazyAwesome Franky]]
Franky]].
** In the Punk Hazard arc, when everyone gets out of the lab and sees the HumongousMecha General Franky, the guys ([[TheStoic Excluding excluding Law and Smoker]]), are blown away by how kickass it is. The girls, however, don't give a crap, and just stare as the music dies.



** In the Season 2 finale [[spoiler: when, after seemingly dying in battle against the enemy, Saito is reunited with Louise, during a heartfelt reunion... the music continues... until Saito mentions he was saved by a fairy, after which the music peters out showing Louise's reaction to this]]

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** In the Season 2 finale [[spoiler: when, after seemingly dying in battle against the enemy, Saito is reunited with Louise, during a heartfelt reunion... the music continues... until Saito mentions he was saved by a fairy, after which the music peters out showing Louise's reaction to this]]this]].



** In the first episode, when Cure Happy first tries to use her [[KamehameHadouken Happy Shower]] attack, the dramatic music that had been playing since her TransformationSequence comes to a stop in this manner when nothing comes out.

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** In the first episode, when Cure Happy first tries to use her [[KamehameHadouken [[KamehameHadoken Happy Shower]] attack, the dramatic music that had been playing since her TransformationSequence comes to a stop in this manner when nothing comes out.



* The third act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' starts once the title character has won the heart of the princess, exposed [[EvilChancellor the traitorous Jafar]], and [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow come to realize that now he'll actually be expected to take over as Sultan someday]]. The Genie thinks it's time for a victory celebration and [[AnachronismStew bursts into a rousing rendition of]] ''[[AnachronismStew Stars and Stripes Forever]]'', only to trail off when Aladdin just slumps past him, oblivious.

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* The third act of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' starts once the title character has won the heart of the princess, exposed [[EvilChancellor the traitorous Jafar]], and [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow come to realize that now he'll actually be expected to take over as Sultan someday]]. The Genie thinks it's time for a victory celebration and [[AnachronismStew [[TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson bursts into a rousing rendition of]] ''[[AnachronismStew Stars and Stripes Forever]]'', only to trail off when Aladdin just slumps past him, oblivious.



* In ''Film/ThisMeansWar'', Tom Hardy shoots Chris Pine with a tranq dart, and the background music (TheBeastieBoys' "Sabotage") gets slower and slower and slower as he slowly falls unconcious.
* Used for one of the very few instances of (characteristically dark) comic relief in ''NoCountryForOldMen'': after a long, intense chase scene/shootout, protagonist Llewelyn Moss wakes up in the streets of a south Texas border town to the strains of a mariachi band singing a jolly tune... only to deflate when they see that his clothes are covered in blood.

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* In ''Film/ThisMeansWar'', Tom Hardy shoots Chris Pine with a tranq dart, and the background music (TheBeastieBoys' (the Music/BeastieBoys' "Sabotage") gets slower and slower and slower as he slowly falls unconcious.
unconscious.
* Used for one of the very few instances of (characteristically dark) comic relief in ''NoCountryForOldMen'': ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'': after a long, intense chase scene/shootout, protagonist Llewelyn Moss wakes up in the streets of a south Texas border town to the strains of a mariachi band singing a jolly tune... only to deflate when they see that his clothes are covered in blood.



* The original ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' does this at the very end of the ending credits, oddly enough, with the charleston music slowling and darkly echoing until only flies' buzzing can be heard.

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* The original ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' does this at the very end of the ending credits, oddly enough, with the charleston music slowling slowing and darkly echoing until only flies' buzzing can be heard.



* A partial subversion happens when ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' has a knife stuck in his brain while an '80s pop ballad plays. When he gets up, the music starts to warble and slow down. As soon as he pulls out the knife, it comes roaring back.

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* A partial subversion happens when ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' Film/{{Deadpool|2016}} has a knife stuck in his brain while an '80s pop ballad plays. When he gets up, the music starts to warble and slow down. As soon as he pulls out the knife, it comes roaring back.



* Something like this happened once on ''Series/{{Lost}}'' as a kind of SorryILeftTheBGMOn gag... a dramatic song was playing in the background, then the scene shifted to Hurley listening to his CD player, and the song skipped out and stopped in the middle as the CD player ran out of batteries.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up" had this occur with an old-style jukebox, one with real records in it.

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* Something like this happened once on ''Series/{{Lost}}'' as a kind of SorryILeftTheBGMOn LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn gag... a dramatic song was playing in the background, then the scene shifted to Hurley listening to his CD player, and the song skipped out and stopped in the middle as the CD player ran out of batteries.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up" had this occur with an old-style jukebox, one with real records in it.



** In "Like A Virgin", dramatic music plays as Dean tries to yank out a SwordInTheStone, only for this trope to occur as he fails miserably. The music cranks up again as he has another go. Nope, he still can't get it out.

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** In "Like A Virgin", dramatic music plays as Dean tries to yank out a SwordInTheStone, [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield sword in the stone]], only for this trope to occur as he fails miserably. The music cranks up again as he has another go. Nope, he still can't get it out.



* Done at the end of "Call Me Maybe" by Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, [[spoiler: [[TwistEnding when it turns out that the guy she's singing to is homosexual.]]]]

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* Done at the end of "Call Me Maybe" by Music/CarlyRaeJepsen, [[spoiler: [[TwistEnding when it turns out that the guy she's singing to is homosexual.]]]]homosexual]]]].



* The music video for Music/ThePianoGuys Main/StarWars medley "Cello Wars" has Darth Vader trying to play the Mos Epsley Cantina song on the accordion. He gets through four bars before the Jedi and Sith "Cello Masters" looks of utter disbelief cause him to stop playing in this way.

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* The music video for Music/ThePianoGuys Main/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' medley "Cello Wars" has Darth Vader trying to play the Mos Epsley Cantina song on the accordion. He gets through four bars before the Jedi and Sith "Cello Masters" looks of utter disbelief cause him to stop playing in this way.



* One that most definitely comes to mind is in the musical ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' where they are at the penultimate crescendo of the score, and we are just about to hear the final glorious notes, when [[spoiler: Man in Chair's apartment blows a fuse and the super comes to fix the breakers (he had been calling him for a while, but Man in Chair never answered as he was still finishing the show). The entire cast is frozen in their tracks even as he shines the flashlight in their faces. The super eventually fixes the breaker just in time for a ThemeMusicPowerUp, and we hear the musical's final notes. However, because of the power outage that happened, the moment is ruined.]]
* A live-band variation of this happens in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''. One very sudden RecordNeedleScratch in [[spoiler: the number "Two By Two," where Elders Price and Cunningham receive their mission in Uganda, which is much to Price's dismay and chagrin, due to his preference of [[RunningGag Orlando]]]], and one much more gradual example after the song "You and Me (But Mostly Me)," as the scene changes to a [[spoiler: gloomy, poverty-stricken Uganda.]]

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* One that most definitely comes to mind is in the musical ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' where they are at the penultimate crescendo of the score, and we are just about to hear the final glorious notes, when [[spoiler: Man in Chair's apartment blows a fuse and the super comes to fix the breakers (he had been calling him for a while, but Man in Chair never answered as he was still finishing the show). The entire cast is frozen in their tracks even as he shines the flashlight in their faces. The super eventually fixes the breaker just in time for a ThemeMusicPowerUp, and we hear the musical's final notes. However, because of the power outage that happened, the moment is ruined.]]
ruined]].
* A live-band variation of this happens in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''. One very sudden RecordNeedleScratch in [[spoiler: the number "Two By Two," where Elders Price and Cunningham receive their mission in Uganda, which is much to Price's dismay and chagrin, due to his preference of [[RunningGag Orlando]]]], and one much more gradual example after the song "You and Me (But Mostly Me)," as the scene changes to a [[spoiler: gloomy, poverty-stricken Uganda.]]Uganda]].



* In ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'', Adams and Franklin listen as Jefferson's violining [[IncrediblyLamePun peters out]] once he and wife Martha are alone. Adams is quite scandalized.

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* In ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'', Adams and Franklin listen as Jefferson's violining [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} peters out]] once he and wife Martha are alone. Adams is quite scandalized.



* In the song "A Summer In Ohio" from ''TheLastFiveYears'', as Cathy is writing her letter to Jamie from her summerstock gig in Ohio, she finally regrets everything she's saying once she reaches the part where she goes "slowly batty forty miles east of Cincinnati" It is at this point that she erases everything she wrote so far, and the musical accompaniment grinds to a halt.

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* In the song "A Summer In Ohio" from ''TheLastFiveYears'', ''Theatre/TheLastFiveYears'', as Cathy is writing her letter to Jamie from her summerstock gig in Ohio, she finally regrets everything she's saying once she reaches the part where she goes "slowly batty forty miles east of Cincinnati" It is at this point that she erases everything she wrote so far, and the musical accompaniment grinds to a halt.



* In ''Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress'', flowery, giddy music plays as the 1890's daughter tells her father (and us, hinting at her [[SelfDeprecation slight]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar indecency]]) about her date for tonight. As her father admonishes her to be home by nine, we hear a dissonant "womp-womp" effect from the orchestra.

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* In ''Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress'', Ride/CarouselOfProgress'', flowery, giddy music plays as the 1890's daughter tells her father (and us, hinting at her [[SelfDeprecation slight]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar indecency]]) about her date for tonight. As her father admonishes her to be home by nine, we hear a dissonant "womp-womp" effect from the orchestra.



* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' does this twice with Ozzie. The first time you meet him, he brings up a series of monsters with a crank, and they drop onto a conveyor belt. The battle music starts, and your characters even get into their battle poses... then the enemies fall into a pit at the other end of the conveyor belt. Insert "record winding down" sound here. Then, the second time you meet him, the boss theme starts playing, and then a small cat comes in and trips a lever, and the boss theme fades out as Ozzie drops into the BottomlessPit. Possible third time: if you lose the race against Johnny, the music breaks down.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' does this twice with Ozzie. The first time you meet him, he brings up a series of monsters with a crank, and they drop onto a conveyor belt. The battle music starts, and your characters even get into their battle poses... then the enemies fall into a pit at the other end of the conveyor belt. Insert "record winding down" sound here. Then, the second time you meet him, the boss theme starts playing, and then a small cat comes in and trips a lever, and the boss theme fades out as Ozzie drops into the BottomlessPit.{{Bottomless Pit|s}}. Possible third time: if you lose the race against Johnny, the music breaks down.



** Later in the game, when [[spoiler: Alphys tells you about her feelings for Undyne, a slightly slower version of her theme plays, [[InvertedTrope which then speeds up]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext as she gets more into the roleplaying (Where you can choose whether you want to be Alphys or Undyne)]], and then slows down again before coming to a stop when Undyne herself shows up.]]

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** Later in the game, when [[spoiler: Alphys tells you about her feelings for Undyne, a slightly slower version of her theme plays, [[InvertedTrope which then speeds up]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext as she gets more into the roleplaying (Where you can choose whether you want to be Alphys or Undyne)]], and then slows down again before coming to a stop when Undyne herself shows up.]]up]].



** Also happens in his ''Street Fighter 2010'' episode after deciding that [[MemeticMutation Guile's Theme does not go with the game.]]

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** Also happens in his ''Street Fighter 2010'' ''VideoGame/StreetFighter2010'' episode after deciding that [[MemeticMutation Guile's Theme does not go with the game.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' does this a few times:

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' does this a few times:



* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[WellDoneSonGuy Peter]] has a band so they can play a SentimentalMusicCue during an appropriate moment with his father. They start when his dad says he loves his son only to stop when he adds that he doesn't like anything about him. Peter tells them to keep playing as that is the best he can probably get.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[WellDoneSonGuy Peter]] has a band so they can play a SentimentalMusicCue {{Sentimental Music|Cue}} during an appropriate moment with his father. They start when his dad says he loves his son only to stop when he adds that he doesn't like anything about him. Peter tells them to keep playing as that is the best he can probably get.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', in the season one episode "Tom's Rhinoplasty". When Mr. Garrison comes back to school, Wendy is relieved because she thinks that means the end of the class's substitute teacher Miss Ellen. Cue the happy fanfare music. Then Mr. Garrison announces he's quitting his job as a teacher. Cue fanfare music deflating like a tire.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
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In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', in the season one episode "Tom's Rhinoplasty". When Mr. Garrison comes back to school, Wendy is relieved because she thinks that means the end of the class's substitute teacher Miss Ellen. Cue the happy fanfare music. Then Mr. Garrison announces he's quitting his job as a teacher. Cue fanfare music deflating like a tire.



* Used regularly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', with some backround music suddenly puttering out along any MoodWhiplash. For example:

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* Used regularly in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', with some backround background music suddenly puttering out along any MoodWhiplash. For example:
7th Nov '16 1:11:16 PM Maestrojosh87
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** Music/TenaciousD's "Deth Starr" ends in pretty much the same way.
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