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15th Apr '16 12:38:49 AM Terrane
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2U1x18vs3g K.K. Ragtime]], from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' features it. Appropriate, since it's themed after old vaudeville music.
26th Mar '16 1:46:54 PM JonnyB
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** 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.

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** 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.Show, which Jackie himself wrote.
24th Mar '16 2:15:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** (FWIW it's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode that has its own page on TheOtherWiki.)

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** (FWIW that particular episode used to have it's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode that has its own page on 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]])
1st Dec '15 4:06:48 AM Sabrewing
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* The Grinch's VillainSong in ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'' has this as its lead-in.
8th Nov '15 8:12:59 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Coryoon}}'' uses the short version at the beginning of its Stage 1 theme.
5th Nov '15 10:47:55 AM eroock
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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 [[http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/play/port_lofi.cfm/sound_iid.258063 "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 [[BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]

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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 [[http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/play/port_lofi.cfm/sound_iid.258063 "Minsky Pickup"]] 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 [[BillBailey "Cockney Intro."]]
5th Nov '15 10:43:11 AM eroock
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->"Dada, da dump dump dump! I am your singing telegram!" [[KilledMidSentence <BANG!>]]\\

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->"Dada, da dump dump dump! I am your singing telegram!" [[KilledMidSentence <BANG!>]]\\<BANG!>]]
5th Nov '15 10:42:54 AM eroock
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-- '''Singing Telegram Girl''', ''Film/{{Clue}}''

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-- -->-- '''Singing Telegram Girl''', ''Film/{{Clue}}''
7th Jul '15 11:45:48 AM harveytwh
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* The classic ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' theme starts with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a variation on the Minsky Pickup]].

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* The classic ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' theme starts with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a variation on the Minsky Pickup]].


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** ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'''s music for Moo Moo Farm starts with a fairly standard example.
26th May '15 3:43:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AShotInTheDark'', there's a Minsky Pickup just before the crow poops on Clouseau's head.

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* In ''AShotInTheDark'', ''Film/AShotInTheDark'', there's a Minsky Pickup just before the crow poops on Clouseau's head.



* In the ''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!"

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* In the ''TheHoneymooners'' ''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!"



* In ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (US version), each of the Show-Stopping Numbers start off with the six note version.
* It's in the beginning of ''TheMuppetShow'' theme song.
* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - From the episode where they watch ''InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'':

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* In ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (US version), each of the Show-Stopping Numbers start off with the six note version.
* It's in the beginning of ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' theme song.
* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - From the episode where they watch ''InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'':''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen'':



* The classic ''SuperMarioBros'' theme starts with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a variation on the Minsky Pickup]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lhbYWbPmkE Athletic theme]] of ''SuperMarioLand2'' uses a sped-up version of the short version of this snippet right in the beginning.

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* The classic ''SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' theme starts with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a variation on the Minsky Pickup]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lhbYWbPmkE Athletic theme]] of ''SuperMarioLand2'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2'' uses a sped-up version of the short version of this snippet right in the beginning.



* The intro to the ''{{Popeye}}'' theme contains these notes.

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* The intro to the ''{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' theme contains these notes.



* In the first ''{{Shrek}}'' movie, Robin Hood's song starts off like this, as does the "Welcome to Duloc" information booth.

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* In the first ''{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, Robin Hood's song starts off like this, as does the "Welcome to Duloc" information booth.
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