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12th May '16 12:29:32 AM ClockStopping
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Lohengrin plays at the end of ''Helpless'' to signify Alexander and Eliza's wedding. This is a case where the song is used for a time period far before it was actually composed (1780), but ''Hamilton'' in general is a very, very deliberate AnachronismStew (the rest of the song is R&B, after all) so it's not too jarring.
31st Mar '16 11:38:19 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', the two ladybug children perform Lohengrin at Honey and Mr. Beetle's wedding, one blowing on a giant harmonica and the other singing a cappella. Later, when Smack and Swat crash the wedding to warm their boss of the approaching humans, Smack hijacks the harmonica to snap up the pace, while Swat whispers a warning to the tune...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', the two ladybug children perform Lohengrin at Honey and Mr. Beetle's wedding, one blowing on a giant harmonica and the other singing a cappella. Later, when Smack and Swat crash the wedding to warm warn their boss of the approaching humans, Smack hijacks the harmonica to snap up the pace, while Swat whispers a warning to the tune...



** And in another episode ("I Married Marge"), in the flashback story, Homer has a wedding with the pregnant Marge, and as they walk to the chapel, one man is seen playing Lohengrin on a Casio electronic keyboard.

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** And in another episode ("I Married Marge"), in the flashback story, Homer has a wedding with the pregnant Marge, Marge in a cheap chapel, and as they walk to the chapel, one man is seen playing Lohengrin on a Casio electronic keyboard.keyboard.
** In "Thursdays with Abie", an aspiring author plans on murdering Grampa to [[DeathByNewberyMedal end his book about him with a sad death]], and he makes up his own sinister lyrics to Lohengrin as he advances toward a sleeping Grampa with a VorpalPillow.
-->''Here comes the prize''
-->''UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize''
-->''[[WellDoneSonGuy I'll finally be successful in my mother's eyes]]''
31st Mar '16 11:26:04 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', the two ladybug children perform Lohengrin at Honey and Mr. Beetle's wedding, one by blowing on a harmonica and the other a cappella. Later, when Smack and Swat crash the wedding to warm their boss of the approaching humans, Smack hijacks the organ to snap up the pace, while Swat whispers a warning to the tune...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', the two ladybug children perform Lohengrin at Honey and Mr. Beetle's wedding, one by blowing on a giant harmonica and the other singing a cappella. Later, when Smack and Swat crash the wedding to warm their boss of the approaching humans, Smack hijacks the organ harmonica to snap up the pace, while Swat whispers a warning to the tune...
31st Mar '16 11:25:02 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', the two ladybug children perform Lohengrin at Honey and Mr. Beetle's wedding, one by blowing on a harmonica and the other a cappella. Later, when Smack and Swat crash the wedding to warm their boss of the approaching humans, Smack hijacks the organ to snap up the pace, while Swat whispers a warning to the tune...
-->''We've gotta scram! We've gotta scram! Trouble's a-comin' and we've gotta scram!''
* In an AnachronismStew example, Gaston hires a band to play the bridal march in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' when he's about to propose (unsuccessfully) to Belle. The film takes place in the mid to late 18th century, the bridal march was composed in 1850.




* In an AnachronismStew example, Gaston hires a band to play the bridal march in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' when he's about to propose (unsuccessfully) to Belle. The film takes place in the mid to late 18th century, the bridal march was composed in 1850.
26th Mar '16 8:04:09 PM TheGreenHerring
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* In ''Matrimelee'', the last ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' game to be released in English, the reward for defeating [[SNKBoss Princess Sissy]] and winning the tournament is to marry her. Appropriately enough, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QkA5E8DwTo a remix of Mendelssohn]] is played for this fight.

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* In ''Matrimelee'', the last ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' game to be released in English, the reward for defeating [[SNKBoss Princess Sissy]] and winning the tournament is to marry her. Appropriately enough, a remix of Lohengrin plays when she appears, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QkA5E8DwTo a remix of Mendelssohn]] is played plays for this the fight.
25th Feb '16 2:11:28 PM Jhonny
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These two pieces, commonly referred to as "Lohengrin" and "Mendelssohn," are often played at RealLife and fictional weddings, even if those [[AnachronismStew weddings are in films set before the pieces were actually composed.]] The combination may have been popularized by its use at the wedding of Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia (later Kaiser Friedrich III) in 1858. Some churches discourage the use of this and other [[http://www.perkinschapelweddingmusic.com/faq.htm secular music]] at weddings held in their facilities. Some churches and musicians also discourage their use because of the context: Elsa's wedding in ''Lohengrin'' is anything but happy, the marriage wasn't consummated, and by the end her beloved departs and her brother has been turned into a swan; and ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' is not the most... shall we say "monogamous" of Shakespeare's plays. And some organists are just bloody sick of them. The former is also generally not used at Jewish weddings, due to Wagner's anti-Semitism (Mendelssohn was a Jewish Lutheran, by the way).

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These two pieces, commonly referred to as "Lohengrin" and "Mendelssohn," are often played at RealLife and fictional weddings, even if those [[AnachronismStew weddings are in films set before the pieces were actually composed.]] The combination may have been popularized by its use at the wedding of Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia (later Kaiser Friedrich III) in 1858. Some churches discourage the use of this and other [[http://www.perkinschapelweddingmusic.com/faq.htm secular music]] at weddings held in their facilities. Some churches and musicians also discourage their use because of the context: Elsa's wedding in ''Lohengrin'' is anything but happy, the marriage wasn't consummated, and by the end her beloved departs and her brother has been turned into a swan; and ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' is not the most... shall we say "monogamous" of Shakespeare's plays. And some organists are just bloody sick of them. The former is also generally not used at Jewish weddings, due to Wagner's anti-Semitism and his association with Nazism (Mendelssohn was a Lutheran with Jewish Lutheran, ancestry, by the way).
22nd Feb '16 12:16:32 PM jamespolk
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* Lohengrin is played in a distorted, nightmarish fashion when Stanley is having his comedic CatapultNightmare in ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1950 Father of the Bride]]''.
19th Nov '15 8:33:27 AM Jeduthun
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If it's not one of these pieces of ClassicalMusic being played at the wedding, odds are pretty good it's Music/PachelbelsCanon.
14th Jun '15 5:26:13 PM AwSamWeston
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These two pieces, commonly referred to as "Lohengrin" and "Mendelssohn," are often played at RealLife and fictional weddings, even if those [[AnachronismStew weddings are in films set before the pieces were actually composed.]] The combination may have been popularized by its use at the wedding of Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia (later Kaiser Friedrich III) in 1858. Some churches discourage the use of this and other [[http://www.perkinschapelweddingmusic.com/faq.htm secular music]] at weddings held in their facilities. Some churches and musicians also discourage their use because of the context: Elsa's wedding in ''Lohengrin'' is anything but happy, and by the end her beloved departs and her brother has been turned into a swan; and ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' is not the most... shall we say "monogamous" of Shakespeare's plays. And some organists are just bloody sick of them. The former is also generally not used at Jewish weddings, due to Wagner's anti-Semitism (Mendelssohn was a Jewish Lutheran, by the way).

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These two pieces, commonly referred to as "Lohengrin" and "Mendelssohn," are often played at RealLife and fictional weddings, even if those [[AnachronismStew weddings are in films set before the pieces were actually composed.]] The combination may have been popularized by its use at the wedding of Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia (later Kaiser Friedrich III) in 1858. Some churches discourage the use of this and other [[http://www.perkinschapelweddingmusic.com/faq.htm secular music]] at weddings held in their facilities. Some churches and musicians also discourage their use because of the context: Elsa's wedding in ''Lohengrin'' is anything but happy, the marriage wasn't consummated, and by the end her beloved departs and her brother has been turned into a swan; and ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' is not the most... shall we say "monogamous" of Shakespeare's plays. And some organists are just bloody sick of them. The former is also generally not used at Jewish weddings, due to Wagner's anti-Semitism (Mendelssohn was a Jewish Lutheran, by the way).
4th Jun '15 10:38:54 PM erforce
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