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16th Mar '15 11:25:38 PM bwburke94
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24th Apr '13 7:29:10 PM Kernigh
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Let's face it, its funny when audio technology goofs up, ''especially'' when it's not supposed to; it's always good to make sure that [[SelfDemonstratingArticle that that that that that that that that]] that that that that that that that that that that that [[OverlyLongGag that that that that that that that that]].

Well, you get the picture.

For overly-long repetition not caused by a malfunctioning machine, see BrokenRecord.
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Film]]
* TheMarxBrothers film ''Monkey Business'': the boys all try to get in the country claiming to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Chevalier Maurice Chevalier]] (he was on the ship and they stole his passport). To prove they're Chevalier they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YNiedDhsAs sing]]; Harpo's got a Maurice Chevalier record on a wind-up player strapped to his back, which eventually begins to wind down.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger is entertaining the bar patrons by performing to a record of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes theme). The record sticks just as Roger gets to the part where he smashes a plate over his head, so he smashes several until Eddie stops the record.
* Played for laughs with the opening song in ''Series/HannahMontana TheMovie'' where Hannah is shooting a music video and the song becomes stuck on 'Best of both...best of both....' until the sound engineer does PercussiveMaintenance to get it going again (while the dancers also loop their moves). They finish the song, the director calls cut and says he'll FixItInPost.
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'': At the preview showing of ''The Dueling Cavalier'', a mishap causes the film to lose sync with the soundtrack (early sound films had the soundtrack on a phonograph record; they switched to printing the track directly on the film to avoid this very thing), leading to a scene where the villain and the DistressedDamsel speak each other's lines. This becomes a plot point, as it leads to the idea of having Kathy dub over Lena's nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.
* In Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, the heroes are strapped into a DeathTrap driven by a record player. Fortunately, the record starts skipping, pausing the countdown for a few precious seconds. Unfortunately, Basil is too busy having a HeroicBSOD to take advantage of it.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'': Early in the novel, the reader is treated to a grisly sight, where a person's severed head is on atop a record on a turntable, with the turntable on. The person's head keeps nudging the record needle into the previous groove.
-->"Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó"
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the final episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' Mr. Spooner goes on TV to become a pop idol, but he loses his voice mid-song so they play a reel-to-reel tape they recorded earlier. Problem is, the tape was recorded at half the speed it was played back at.
* Episode 24 of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', just before and during the opening titles.
* Used as an OhCrap moment in the ''DoctorWho'' TV Movie. The song the Doctor's listening to skips on the word "time" just as the Master's remains escape from their [[SealedEvilInACan can]] and sabotage the TARDIS console. [[BrickJoke It comes back]] at the end of the movie, and the Eighth Doctor says, "OhNoNotAgain."
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[MilliVanilli GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS]] (and this one happened [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE ''live''!]])
* Not quite the same as this, but AshleeSimpson's singing career went down in flames after she went on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to promote her new song and started lipsyncing to the wrong song...
* Blur's song Peach ends in a manner which is reminiscent of a skipping record.
* Played for laughs in Type O Negative's Skip It, designed to sound like the CD is jumping.
* In {{Eminem}}'s track 'Under the Influence', guest rapper Bizarre's section includes the following:
-->My DJ's in a coma for letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
''[rewind sound effect]''
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Not quite the same thing, but in TheMusical ''TheDrowsyChaperone'', the Man in Chair is listening to an actual record of a 1920's show, which occasionally skips. Since the show is "appearing" in his living room, the characters have to keep repeating their actions until the record moves on.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} used this as an exposé for their literal ''FakeBand'' Binky, where the title character accidentally thinks a key component of the band's hologram generator is a trash can and throws a banana peel in it. You can guess what happened next.
* One [[DorkAge later]] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short called "Daffy's Inn Trouble" features the trope. In one scene, Daffy (in drag) decides to mime to a song on a record to lure patrons into his new inn, only for the record to start skipping. Once he's caught, Daffy attempts to do a quick dance before the would-be customers began throwing produce at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry is undercover masquerading as scientist Dr. Lloyd Wexler at an evil science convention in Britain, but when Doofenshmirtz makes Perry read from his autobiography, he almost gets caught since platypi can't speak (well in anything but that growling noise Perry usually makes). Thankfully he just happened to have a CD player and an audiobook version of said autobiography to lip sync to, until it randomly started skipping.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9FL-SQ56ZY The malevolent part is one charm, without the cumbersome shackles of sentimental introspec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-(slam)]]\\
'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Hmm, that's funny. I don't remember you saying "spec" so many times.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Gary Takes a Bath", Gary plants a record player with a shadow similar to himself on a tree with his meowing playing on it. When Spongebob pours water on it, it breaks and starts skipping.
* In another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "Pigs in a Polka", the Big Bad Wolf tries to fool the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs by disguising himself as a Gypsy woman playing the violin. One of the pigs discovers the record player hidden behind his back and switches the record over to an upbeat polka, causing the wolf to literally dance out of his costume.
* Part of a gag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' where the Warners are chasing down the Wally Llama to ask him something:
-->'''WL:''' GO AWAY! I'm missing Baywatch.\\
'''Wakko:''' But we have a very very very very very very very ''(Yakko thumps him)'' important question to ask you.
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Let's face it, its funny when audio technology goofs up, ''especially'' when it's not supposed to; it's always good to make sure that [[SelfDemonstratingArticle that that that that that that that that]] that that that that that that that that that that that [[OverlyLongGag that that that that that that that that]].

Well, you get the picture.

For overly-long repetition not caused by a malfunctioning machine, see BrokenRecord.
----
!!Examples

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Film]]
* TheMarxBrothers film ''Monkey Business'': the boys all try to get in the country claiming to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Chevalier Maurice Chevalier]] (he was on the ship and they stole his passport). To prove they're Chevalier they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YNiedDhsAs sing]]; Harpo's got a Maurice Chevalier record on a wind-up player strapped to his back, which eventually begins to wind down.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger is entertaining the bar patrons by performing to a record of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes theme). The record sticks just as Roger gets to the part where he smashes a plate over his head, so he smashes several until Eddie stops the record.
* Played for laughs with the opening song in ''Series/HannahMontana TheMovie'' where Hannah is shooting a music video and the song becomes stuck on 'Best of both...best of both....' until the sound engineer does PercussiveMaintenance to get it going again (while the dancers also loop their moves). They finish the song, the director calls cut and says he'll FixItInPost.
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'': At the preview showing of ''The Dueling Cavalier'', a mishap causes the film to lose sync with the soundtrack (early sound films had the soundtrack on a phonograph record; they switched to printing the track directly on the film to avoid this very thing), leading to a scene where the villain and the DistressedDamsel speak each other's lines. This becomes a plot point, as it leads to the idea of having Kathy dub over Lena's nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.
* In Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, the heroes are strapped into a DeathTrap driven by a record player. Fortunately, the record starts skipping, pausing the countdown for a few precious seconds. Unfortunately, Basil is too busy having a HeroicBSOD to take advantage of it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'': Early in the novel, the reader is treated to a grisly sight, where a person's severed head is on atop a record on a turntable, with the turntable on. The person's head keeps nudging the record needle into the previous groove.
-->"Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the final episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' Mr. Spooner goes on TV to become a pop idol, but he loses his voice mid-song so they play a reel-to-reel tape they recorded earlier. Problem is, the tape was recorded at half the speed it was played back at.
* Episode 24 of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', just before and during the opening titles.
* Used as an OhCrap moment in the ''DoctorWho'' TV Movie. The song the Doctor's listening to skips on the word "time" just as the Master's remains escape from their [[SealedEvilInACan can]] and sabotage the TARDIS console. [[BrickJoke It comes back]] at the end of the movie, and the Eighth Doctor says, "OhNoNotAgain."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* [[MilliVanilli GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS]] (and this one happened [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE ''live''!]])
* Not quite the same as this, but AshleeSimpson's singing career went down in flames after she went on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to promote her new song and started lipsyncing to the wrong song...
* Blur's song Peach ends in a manner which is reminiscent of a skipping record.
* Played for laughs in Type O Negative's Skip It, designed to sound like the CD is jumping.
* In {{Eminem}}'s track 'Under the Influence', guest rapper Bizarre's section includes the following:
-->My DJ's in a coma for letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
''[rewind sound effect]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* Not quite the same thing, but in TheMusical ''TheDrowsyChaperone'', the Man in Chair is listening to an actual record of a 1920's show, which occasionally skips. Since the show is "appearing" in his living room, the characters have to keep repeating their actions until the record moves on.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} used this as an exposé for their literal ''FakeBand'' Binky, where the title character accidentally thinks a key component of the band's hologram generator is a trash can and throws a banana peel in it. You can guess what happened next.
* One [[DorkAge later]] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short called "Daffy's Inn Trouble" features the trope. In one scene, Daffy (in drag) decides to mime to a song on a record to lure patrons into his new inn, only for the record to start skipping. Once he's caught, Daffy attempts to do a quick dance before the would-be customers began throwing produce at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry is undercover masquerading as scientist Dr. Lloyd Wexler at an evil science convention in Britain, but when Doofenshmirtz makes Perry read from his autobiography, he almost gets caught since platypi can't speak (well in anything but that growling noise Perry usually makes). Thankfully he just happened to have a CD player and an audiobook version of said autobiography to lip sync to, until it randomly started skipping.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9FL-SQ56ZY The malevolent part is one charm, without the cumbersome shackles of sentimental introspec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-(slam)]]\\
'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Hmm, that's funny. I don't remember you saying "spec" so many times.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Gary Takes a Bath", Gary plants a record player with a shadow similar to himself on a tree with his meowing playing on it. When Spongebob pours water on it, it breaks and starts skipping.
* In another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "Pigs in a Polka", the Big Bad Wolf tries to fool the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs by disguising himself as a Gypsy woman playing the violin. One of the pigs discovers the record player hidden behind his back and switches the record over to an upbeat polka, causing the wolf to literally dance out of his costume.
* Part of a gag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' where the Warners are chasing down the Wally Llama to ask him something:
-->'''WL:''' GO AWAY! I'm missing Baywatch.\\
'''Wakko:''' But we have a very very very very very very very ''(Yakko thumps him)'' important question to ask you.
[[/folder]]
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15th Feb '13 11:33:44 AM MarsJenkar
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* [[Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó]]

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* [[Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul Don't ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'': Early in the novel, the reader is treated to a grisly sight, where a person's severed head is on atop a record on a turntable, with the turntable on. The person's head keeps nudging the record needle into the previous groove.
-->"Don't
pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó]]itó"
7th Feb '13 2:00:33 PM MarsJenkar
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* In Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, the heroes are strapped into a DeathTrap driven by a record player. Fortunately, the record starts skipping, pausing the countdown for a few precious seconds. Unfortunately, Basil is too busy having a HeroicBSOD to take advantage of it.
3rd Feb '13 9:49:28 AM DelShiftB
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* In Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, the heroes are strapped into a DeathTrap driven by a record player. Fortunately, the record starts skipping, pausing the countdown for a few precious seconds. Unfortunately, Basil is too busy having a HeroicBSOD to take advantage of it.
27th Nov '12 2:25:21 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* In {{Eminem}}'s track 'Under the Influence', guest rapper Bizarre's section includes the following:
-->My DJ's in a coma for letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
''[rewind sound effect]''
27th Jul '12 3:06:28 PM PrimeEvil
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* Used as an OhCrap moment in the ''DoctorWho'' TV Movie. The song the Doctor's listening to skips on the word "time" just as the Master's remains escape from their [[SealedEvilInACan can]] and sabotage the TARDIS console. [[BrickJoke It comes back]] at the end of the movie, and the Eighth Doctor says, "OhNoNotAgain."
26th Jul '12 1:34:44 AM HurpDurpManGuy
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* [[MilliVanilli GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS]] (and this one happened ''live''!)

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* [[MilliVanilli GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS GIRL YOU KNOW ITS]] (and this one happened ''live''!)[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE ''live''!]])
23rd Jul '12 3:30:08 PM FELH2
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger is entertaining the bar patrons by performing to a record of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the LooneyTunes theme). The record sticks just as Roger gets to the part where he smashes a plate over his head, so he smashes several until Eddie stops the record.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger is entertaining the bar patrons by performing to a record of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the LooneyTunes WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes theme). The record sticks just as Roger gets to the part where he smashes a plate over his head, so he smashes several until Eddie stops the record.
14th Jul '12 2:41:36 AM Antwan
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