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14th Dec '17 7:27:21 AM MrPodPerson
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27th Nov '17 2:50:17 PM Randomwaffle23
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* In the ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' episode "The Penny and Clyde Show", Rarity provides one to kick off Discord's song.
19th Nov '17 6:17:07 PM WillKeaton
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* It's within the intro of Music/DoctorSteel's song, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBSiPkexsKw The Dr. Steel Show]]".

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* It's within the intro of Music/DoctorSteel's song, "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBSiPkexsKw The "The Dr. Steel Show]]".Show."]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2U1x18vs3g K.K. Ragtime]], from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' features it. Appropriate, since it's themed after old vaudeville music.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2U1x18vs3g K.K. Ragtime]], Ragtime,]] from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' features it. Appropriate, since it's themed after old vaudeville music.
19th Nov '17 6:15:43 PM WillKeaton
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Not to be confused with ''this'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1GmnrwxW4 Minsky Pickup]].

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Not to be confused with ''this'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1GmnrwxW4 Minsky Pickup]].Pickup.]]
19th Nov '17 8:21:03 AM Malady
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* IanDuryAndTheBlockheads' "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards" ends with a Minksy pickup.

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* IanDuryAndTheBlockheads' Music/IanDuryAndTheBlockheads' "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards" ends with a Minksy pickup.
28th Oct '17 5:31:38 PM Actua11y
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This is the six note Intro Fanfare to a Song and Dance number. (Actually it's a somewhat shortened version of an older 16-note intro, the shorter version being the more common these days.) Three notes of the same pitch, then up a full, up a half, up a half. "Dadum dadum dum dum!" It's rather ubiquitous, and originates from [[OlderThanRadio vaudeville]] or perhaps even earlier. In vaudeville it was known as the "Minsky Pickup" (undoubtedly named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque Minsky's Burlesque]] and perhaps originating there), but it has also been called the [[Music/BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]

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This is the six note Intro Fanfare to a Song and Dance number. (Actually (Actually, it's a somewhat shortened version of an older 16-note intro, the shorter version being the more common these days.) Three notes of the same pitch, then up a full, up a half, up a half. "Dadum dadum dum dum!" It's rather ubiquitous, and originates from [[OlderThanRadio vaudeville]] or perhaps even earlier. In vaudeville it was known as the "Minsky Pickup" (undoubtedly named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque Minsky's Burlesque]] and perhaps originating there), but it has also been called the [[Music/BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]



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* In the ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' episode called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_$99,000_Answer "The $99,000 Answer"]] (after the fictional TV show Ralph is going on), when Ralph is cramming for an appearance on a game show where he has to identify songs, Norton is helping him by playing songs on the piano. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF6ITeJ7EM0#t=16m45s EACH song is preceeded by Norton "Warming Up"]] which consists of the notes of "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" followed by "dadum, dadum dum dum!"
** (FWIW that particular episode used to have it's own page on Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[labelnote:*]]That page has since been deleted, with its contents moved into the table of summaries on the show's main page, making that episode's entry much longer than the couple of sentences most of the others have.[[/labelnote]])
** Incidentally, there's an inside joke in that clip: The third song Ed plays for Ralph, that Ralph has trouble getting, is "Melancholy Serenade" - the theme song from The Jackie Gleason Show, which Jackie himself wrote.

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* In the ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' episode called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_$99,000_Answer "The $99,000 Answer"]] (after the fictional TV show Ralph is going on), when Ralph is cramming for an appearance on a game show where he has to identify songs, Norton is helping him by playing songs on the piano. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF6ITeJ7EM0#t=16m45s EACH song is preceeded preceded by Norton "Warming Up"]] which consists of the notes of "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" followed by "dadum, dadum dum dum!"
** (FWIW that particular episode used to have it's its own page on Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[labelnote:*]]That page has since been deleted, with its contents moved into the table of summaries on the show's main page, making that episode's entry much longer than the couple of sentences most of the others have.[[/labelnote]])
** Incidentally, there's an inside joke in that clip: The third song Ed plays for Ralph, that Ralph has trouble getting, is "Melancholy Serenade" - the Serenade"--the theme song from The Jackie Gleason Show, which Jackie himself wrote.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - From the episode where they watch ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'':

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - From ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''--From the episode where they watch ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'':



* Music/WeirdAlYankovic uses it in at least two of his polka medleys - "The Alternative Polka"[[note]]Long form, between "You Oughta Know" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"[[/note]] and "Polka Your Eyes Out". [[note]]Short form, in the beginning during "Cradle of Love"[[/note]]

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic uses it in at least two of his polka medleys - "The medleys--"The Alternative Polka"[[note]]Long form, between "You Oughta Know" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"[[/note]] and "Polka Your Eyes Out". [[note]]Short form, in the beginning during "Cradle of Love"[[/note]]



** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWVFEVWJMz8 this version]] of the rag, it come right before the finale (at the 50 second mark).

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** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWVFEVWJMz8 this version]] of the rag, it come comes right before the finale (at the 50 second mark).



* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' original radio series ("Fit the Ninth"), the "Share and Enjoy" song starts with an out-of-tune variation - and then gets worse.

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* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' original radio series ("Fit the Ninth"), the "Share and Enjoy" song starts with an out-of-tune variation - and variation--and then gets worse.
14th Sep '17 4:09:05 PM JonnyB
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* It can be heard at the beginning of Jacques Brel's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRCBpMmhrgg&feature=related "Madeleine."]]

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* It The long form of the pickup can be heard at the beginning of Jacques Brel's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRCBpMmhrgg&feature=related "Madeleine."]]
8th Sep '17 2:13:44 PM Korodzik
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfscoc6lfwQ Buzzy Bee theme]] from ''VideoGame/ThemePark'' begins with one.
18th Aug '17 9:16:40 PM Discar
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* Used several times with an alternate lead-in in ''Film/TheInformant''.

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* Used several times with an alternate lead-in in ''Film/TheInformant''.''Film/TheInformant2009''.
14th Aug '17 5:37:03 AM gjjones
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