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13th Feb '18 12:25:18 PM gjjones
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* '''Type A''': Seems to be the most common, as far as game shows are concerned; these usually take the form of a "mock {{fanfare}}" resembling a bar from the show's original ThemeTune, with the last note a "sad trombone" trailing off. Some examples of this type have only the "sad trombone".

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* '''Type A''': Seems to be the most common, as far as game shows are concerned; these usually take the form of a "mock {{fanfare}}" resembling a bar from the show's original ThemeTune, with the last note a "sad trombone" trailing off.glissando. Some examples of this type have only the "sad trombone".



* The CBS daytime version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has one of the [[UrExample earliest examples]] and easily the [[TropeMaker most recognizable]], used after double overbids in the Showcase end game and many pricing game losses (especially ones involving cars or large amounts of cash). These were also used on several other Goodson/Todman game shows. Heard on ''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]'' and the original version of ''Series/CardSharks'' in truncated form, and the 1980s versions of ''Card Sharks'' in full. Consists of the first four notes of TPIR's main theme played off-key on a tuba, followed by a trombone "groan". Listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YrIj4I7ecg here.]]

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* The CBS daytime version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has one of the [[UrExample earliest examples]] and easily the [[TropeMaker most recognizable]], used after double overbids in the Showcase end game and many pricing game losses (especially ones involving cars or large amounts of cash). These were also used on several other Goodson/Todman game shows. Heard on ''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]'' and the original version of ''Series/CardSharks'' in truncated form, and the 1980s versions of ''Card Sharks'' in full. Consists It consists of the first four notes of TPIR's main theme played off-key on a tuba, followed by a trombone "groan". Listen to it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YrIj4I7ecg here.]]
4th Jan '18 10:58:20 AM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'''s death jingle is a phrase from the main theme with a trombone-style trail-off.

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* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'''s death jingle is a phrase from the last bar of the main theme with a trombone-style trail-off.
4th Jan '18 10:55:07 AM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/FestersQuest'', the Game Over screen plays the main riff of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' theme ending with a sad trombone.
3rd Jan '18 11:02:29 AM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'''s death jingle is a phrase from the main theme with a trombone-style trail-off.
3rd Jan '18 10:58:29 AM wolftickets1969
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* Some versions of ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail'' play a mockingly upbeat version of {{Taps}} when the last party member dies and their tombstone is displayed.
25th Dec '17 11:21:51 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the "Ms. Astro Chicken" arcade [[GameWithinAgame minigame]] plays a classic sad trombone when you lose a life. The main game's Game Over screen uses Type A.

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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the "Ms. Astro Chicken" arcade [[GameWithinAgame minigame]] plays a classic sad trombone when you lose a life. The main game's game uses Type A on the Game Over screen uses Type A.screen, as well as if you enter an invalid code in the Time Pod.
21st Dec '17 2:32:19 AM wolftickets1969
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* Used frequently in Creator/DingoPictures films.
27th Nov '17 2:27:06 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'' plays a losing horn rendition of "[[CreepyCircusMusic Entrance of the Gladiators]]" if you fail to place on the podium.




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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'' plays the first eight notes of "[[CreepyCircusMusic Entrance of the Gladiators]]" if you fail to place on the podium.
27th Nov '17 2:24:06 PM wolftickets1969
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* The first two ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games used a sad saxophone version of the main theme for Game Over. The 8-bit versions played an off-key version of the them whenever you lost a life.


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* The first two ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games used a sad saxophone version of the main theme for Game Over. Over or [[TimedMission time running out]]. The 8-bit versions played an off-key version of the them theme whenever you lost a life.




* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the "Ms. Astro Chicken" arcade [[GameWithinAgame minigame]] plays a classic sad trombone when you lose a life.

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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the "Ms. Astro Chicken" arcade [[GameWithinAgame minigame]] plays a classic sad trombone when you lose a life.
life. The main game's Game Over screen uses Type A.
27th Nov '17 2:20:55 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'', the "Ms. Astro Chicken" arcade [[GameWithinAgame minigame]] plays a classic sad trombone when you lose a life.
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