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* The final episode of season 1 of ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ends with the Baudelaires, Lemony Snicket, Mr. Poe, and ''Count Olaf'' of all people singing a song about how you'd think that life would be good for the Baudelaires, but as the past season has shown, it is not. It's kind of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
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* The entirety of ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', given that it was a musical TV show. While the first season had (primarily) original songs, the second season went full-blown parody, with homages to ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', ''Theatre/Grease'', ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', ''WesternAnimation/Cinderella'', and ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}''.
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* The episode "Bedtime Stories" of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a spoken-word equivalent of this in which Marshall attempts to calm down Marvin on a crowded bus by telling him bedtime stories; the trope applies because the entire episode is spoken in rhyme (as are the stories). Creator/LinManuelMiranda guest stars as Gus, the guy sitting on the bus next to Marshall and Marvin, and supplies an entire free-style rap verse when Marshall is unable to rhyme the word "Canada" (Gus eventually uses the slant ryhme "janitor").
** Then there's the episode "Girls vs. Suits", which ends with an extravagant musical number in which Barney declares his love for suits.
26th Mar '17 9:14:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Nodwick}}'' had one of these, courtesy of Arthax and a "Scroll of Thespia".

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* ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' had one of these, courtesy of Arthax and a "Scroll of Thespia".
23rd Mar '17 1:29:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'', where the main characters are an all-girl rock group and the main villain is a spectral rockstar whose main weapon is an electric guitar outfitted with a drill. [[BizarroEpisode It's a very weird and random sequel]].

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* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'', where the main characters are an all-girl rock group and the main villain is a spectral rockstar whose main weapon is an electric guitar outfitted with a drill. [[BizarroEpisode It's a very weird and random sequel]].
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* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII'', where the main characters are an all-girl rock group and the main villain is a spectral rockstar whose main weapon is an electric guitar outfitted with a drill. [[BizarroEpisode It's a very weird and random sequel]].
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* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' had one at the end of season 3. Randy Newman wrote part of the music for this.
* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' had a musical crossover with ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', featuring many actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} who have had experience in the music business, especially the two shows' respective leads, who were both on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. And the villain? Who other than the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Music Meister]], played by fellow ''Glee'' alum Darren Criss!



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had two, actually. The funny one that parodied the "battle of the bands" type trope, and the (in some ways) more serious "Bitter Suite" episode.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' did one in which Raven lets it slip that the new janitor is a talent scout is visiting her school, and thus everyone is breaking into song to impress the scout. [[spoiler:The kids eventually found out he was actually an undercover health inspector.]]
* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' Had "Dance me to the end of love." Which had several characters dancing in elaborate imagine spots.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/ChicagoHope'' had two, actually. The funny one the fourth-season episode "Brain Salad Surgery". Dr. Aaron Shutt suffered a brain aneurysm that parodied caused him to hallucinate the "battle rest of the bands" type trope, hospital staff singing and the (in some ways) more serious "Bitter Suite" episode.
dancing.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' did one in which Raven lets it slip that the new janitor is ''Series/ColdCase'' had "Creatures Of The Night" (a murder during a talent scout is visiting her school, screening of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''), "Triple Threat" (about a young Russian ballerina who defected and thus everyone is breaking into song to impress the scout. [[spoiler:The kids eventually found out he became a pop singer) and "Wilkommen" (about a guy who got cast on a production of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}).
* The second season of ''Series/{{Community}}'' had [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"]] which, since it
was actually an undercover health inspector.]]
* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' Had "Dance me
also their homage to the end of love." Which Rankin Bass stop motion Christmas specials, had several characters dancing short songs, and the third season ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] was a blatant ''Series/{{Glee}}'' parody.
* Every episode of ''Series/CopRock''; justified what with it being, you know, a ''musical''.
* ''Series/EliStone'' has musical numbers
in elaborate imagine spots. most of its episodes.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' did a musical episode ("My Musical") with the musicians of ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', on the premise that a patient had an aneurysm that was making her hear singing when people talked. All the musical sequences were from her point of view, and after she goes into surgery, the music stops.
** The patient in question is played by Stephanie D'Abruzzo, who was the original Kate Monster in said show.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' had a Valentine's Day episode that was also a musical, called [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/7th_heaven/red_socks.php Red Socks]].
* ''Series/XPlay'', a video game review show, did a ''surprisingly'' not horrible musical episode.
* ''Series/EliStone'' has musical numbers in most of its episodes.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had an episode in which Dewey turns his parents fight into an ''opera''. The episode is appropriately entitled "Dewey's Opera".
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' had its musical episode in ''Brigadoom''. In it the crew of Lexx encounters a mysterious theater floating in space and ends up performing Kai's backstory on stage. Of particular interest is the use of theater-grade special effects, so that a fleet of spaceships is represented by people waving miniatures on poles instead of the show's usual computer-generated effects.
** Actually, as the behind-the-scenes DVD material shows, some of the show's VFX were produced cheaply by manipulating miniatures on poles in front of a green screen, so the play version might be more of a self-referential parody.
* ''TracyBeaker'' did one.
* ''Series/That70sShow'''s 100th episode was a musical called, quite predictably, ''That '70s Musical'', only instead of singing songs written specially for the show, the characters sang some of the [[JukeboxMusical most famous seventies' songs]], as well as Music/TheTurtles' "Happy Together" from the sixties. [[spoiler: The singing scenes take place in Fez's imagination.]]

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' did Every episode of ''The Fresh Beat Band''. Justified because it is about a band.
* On the heels of the success of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', FOX had
a musical week including ''{{Series/Fringe}}''. Which turned out to be a NoirEpisode as well-- a ''double'' case of SomethingCompletelyDifferent. And it was justified in that the noir musical was simply the fictional story within a FramingDevice.
* Every
episode ("My Musical") with of ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Justified because it IS show choir.
* ''Series/GoodTimes'' had two. One doubled as a ChristmasEpisode while
the musicians of ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', on the premise that a patient had an aneurysm that was making her hear singing when people talked. All the musical sequences were from her point of view, and after she goes into surgery, the music stops.
** The patient in question is played by Stephanie D'Abruzzo, who was the original Kate Monster in said show.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' had a Valentine's Day episode that was also a musical, called [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/7th_heaven/red_socks.php Red Socks]].
* ''Series/XPlay'', a video game review show, did a ''surprisingly'' not horrible musical episode.
* ''Series/EliStone'' has musical numbers in most of its episodes.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had an episode in which Dewey turns his parents fight into an ''opera''. The episode is appropriately entitled "Dewey's Opera".
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' had its musical episode in ''Brigadoom''. In it the crew of Lexx encounters a mysterious theater floating in space and ends up performing Kai's backstory on stage. Of particular interest is the use of theater-grade special effects, so that a fleet of spaceships is represented by people waving miniatures on poles instead
plot of the show's usual computer-generated effects.
** Actually, as the behind-the-scenes DVD material shows, some of the show's VFX were produced cheaply by manipulating miniatures on poles in front of a green screen, so the play version might be more of a self-referential parody.
* ''TracyBeaker'' did one.
* ''Series/That70sShow'''s 100th episode
other was a musical called, quite predictably, ''That '70s Musical'', only instead of singing songs written specially talent show to raise money for the show, the characters sang some of the [[JukeboxMusical most famous seventies' songs]], as well as Music/TheTurtles' "Happy Together" from the sixties. [[spoiler: The singing scenes take place a daycare center in Fez's imagination.]]their building.



* The ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' episode 'When Janet Met Jonny'.
* Once in a while, in TheSeventies, ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' would invite an opera singer friend of Mr. Rogers named John Reardon, and the episode, entirely set in the Land of Make-Believe and featuring a lofty plot line, would resemble a musical or light opera, with all of the characters singing their lines.
* The ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' Hyper Battle Video, where the characters suddenly break out into song and dance for no apparent reason as part of Smart Brain's latest plot. They {{lampshade|Hanging}} the fact that they're singing, and in the end Takumi ends up defeating the Orphenocs with a sonic blast from a radio which was causing the whole thing. [[ItWasAllJustADream And then Takumi wakes up]].
* ''Series/ChicagoHope'' had the fourth-season episode "Brain Salad Surgery". Dr. Aaron Shutt suffered a brain aneurysm that caused him to hallucinate the rest of the hospital staff singing and dancing.
* On the heels of the success of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', FOX had a musical week including ''{{Series/Fringe}}''. Which turned out to be a NoirEpisode as well-- a ''double'' case of SomethingCompletelyDifferent. And it was justified in that the noir musical was simply the fictional story within a FramingDevice.



* ''Series/GoodTimes'' had two. One doubled as a ChristmasEpisode while the plot of the other was a talent show to raise money for a daycare center in their building.
* Every episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Justified because it IS show choir.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' had one at the end of season 3. Randy Newman wrote part of the music for this.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has one of sorts. Series 5, episode 3 'Variety' has a central theme about variety shows and each of the narrator segments, usually occupied by Hill's musings about the theme is instead one of the characters singing in various different musical styles.
* The second season of ''Series/{{Community}}'' had [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"]] which, since it was also their homage to the Rankin Bass stop motion Christmas specials, had several short songs, and the third season ChristmasEpisode episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] was a blatant ''Series/{{Glee}}'' parody.
* Every episode of ''The Fresh Beat Band.'' Justified because it is about a band.
* Every episode of ''The Wiggles.'' Justified for the same reason.
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had a musical episode. Justified because the reason they were singing was to communicate with Will's girlfriend, who had been [[spoiler:infected with a musical parasite]].
** But that doesn't cover all the singing such as Magnus spoken word piece.

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* ''Series/GoodTimes'' had two. One doubled as a ChristmasEpisode while the plot of the other was a talent show to raise money for a daycare center in their building.
* Every episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Justified because it IS show choir.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' had one at the end of season 3. Randy Newman wrote part of the music for this.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has one of sorts. Series 5, episode 3 'Variety' has a central theme about variety shows and each of the narrator segments, usually occupied by Hill's musings about the theme is instead one of
The ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' Hyper Battle Video, where the characters singing in various different musical styles.
* The second season of ''Series/{{Community}}'' had [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"]] which, since it was also their homage to the Rankin Bass stop motion Christmas specials, had several short songs,
suddenly break out into song and the third season ChristmasEpisode episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] was a blatant ''Series/{{Glee}}'' parody.
* Every episode of ''The Fresh Beat Band.'' Justified because it is about a band.
* Every episode of ''The Wiggles.'' Justified
dance for the same reason.
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had a musical episode. Justified because the
no apparent reason they were singing was to communicate with Will's girlfriend, who had been [[spoiler:infected as part of Smart Brain's latest plot. They {{lampshade|Hanging}} the fact that they're singing, and in the end Takumi ends up defeating the Orphenocs with a musical parasite]].
** But that doesn't cover all
sonic blast from a radio which was causing the singing such as Magnus spoken word piece.whole thing. [[ItWasAllJustADream And then Takumi wakes up]].



* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' had its musical episode in "Brigadoom". In it, the crew of Lexx encounters a mysterious theater floating in space and ends up performing Kai's backstory on stage. Of particular interest is the use of theater-grade special effects, so that a fleet of spaceships is represented by people waving miniatures on poles instead of the show's usual computer-generated effects.
** Actually, as the behind-the-scenes DVD material shows, some of the show's VFX were produced cheaply by manipulating miniatures on poles in front of a green screen, so the play version might be more of a self-referential parody.



* Every episode of ''Series/CopRock''; justified what with it being, you know, a ''musical''.
* ''Series/{{Smash}}''; see above, plus it's set in the world of musical theatre.
* ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' has a metal musical episode every season and straddles the line between playing it straight and justifying it. "The Phantom of Crowley High" had one inexplicable love song alongside an actual musical in the school. "2 Girls, 1 Tongue" justifies the singing as a side-effect of one of the Book's spells, but the cast does an unplanned number after the spell ends. Both feature a girl who hates musicals.

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* Every ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had an episode in which Dewey turns his parents' fight into an ''opera''. The episode is appropriately entitled "Dewey's Opera".
* Once in a while, in TheSeventies, ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' would invite an opera singer friend
of ''Series/CopRock''; justified what with it being, you know, a ''musical''.
* ''Series/{{Smash}}''; see above, plus it's
Mr. Rogers named John Reardon, and the episode, entirely set in the world Land of Make-Believe and featuring a lofty plot line, would resemble a musical theatre.
or light opera, with all of the characters singing their lines.
* ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has a metal musical one of sorts. Series 5, episode every season 3 'Variety' has a central theme about variety shows and straddles each of the line between playing it straight and justifying it. "The Phantom of Crowley High" had one inexplicable love song alongside an actual musical in narrator segments, usually occupied by Hill's musings about the school. "2 Girls, 1 Tongue" justifies the singing as a side-effect of theme is instead one of the Book's spells, but characters singing in various different musical styles.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' "The Musical". ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Somewhat justified in that
the cast does an unplanned number after the spell ends. Both feature entire episode is a girl who hates musicals.pitch Shawn is giving to a playwright for a musical, so everything's in his cloudcuckoolander head.



* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' 'The Musical". ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Somewhat justified in that the entire episode is a pitch Shawn is giving to a playwright for a musical, so everything's in his cloudcuckoolander head.

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* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' 'The Musical". ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Somewhat justified in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had a musical episode. Justified because the reason they were singing was to communicate with Will's girlfriend, who had been [[spoiler:infected with a musical parasite]].
** But
that doesn't cover all the entire singing, such as Magnus' spoken word piece.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' did a musical
episode ("My Musical") with the musicians of ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', on the premise that a patient had an aneurysm that was making her hear singing when people talked. All the musical sequences were from her point of view, and after she goes into surgery, the music stops.
** The patient in question
is a pitch Shawn is giving to a playwright for a musical, so everything's played by Stephanie D'Abruzzo, who was the original Kate Monster in his cloudcuckoolander head.said show.



* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' had a Valentine's Day episode that was also a musical, called [[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/7th_heaven/red_socks.php Red Socks]].
* ''Series/{{Smash}}''; see above, plus it's set in the world of musical theatre.



* ''Series/ColdCase'' had "Creatures Of The Night" (a murder during a screening of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''), "Triple Threat" (about a young Russian ballerina who defected and became a pop singer) and "Wilkommen" (about a guy who got cast on a production of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}})..
* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' had a musical crossover with ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', featuring many actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} who have had experience in the music business, especially the two shows' respective leads, who were both on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. And the villain? Who other than the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Music Meister]], played by fellow ''Glee'' alum Darren Criss!

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* ''Series/ColdCase'' ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' had "Creatures Of The Night" (a murder during a screening "Dance me to the end of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''), "Triple Threat" (about a young Russian ballerina who defected and became a pop singer) and "Wilkommen" (about a guy who got cast on a production of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}})..
* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}''
love". Which had several characters dancing in elaborate imagine spots.
* ''Series/That70sShow'''s 100th episode was
a musical crossover with ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', featuring many actors called, quite predictably, ''That '70s Musical'', only instead of singing songs written specially for the show, the characters sang some of the [[JukeboxMusical most famous seventies' songs]], as well as Music/TheTurtles' "Happy Together" from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} who have sixties. [[spoiler: The singing scenes take place in Fez's imagination.]]
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' did one in which Raven lets it slip that the new janitor is a talent scout is visiting her school, and thus everyone is breaking into song to impress the scout. [[spoiler:The kids eventually found out he was actually an undercover health inspector.]]
* ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' has a metal musical episode every season and straddles the line between playing it straight and justifying it. "The Phantom of Crowley High"
had experience one inexplicable love song alongside an actual musical in the music business, especially school. "2 Girls, 1 Tongue" justifies the two shows' respective leads, singing as a side-effect of one of the Book's spells, but the cast does an unplanned number after the spell ends. Both feature a girl who were both on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. And hates musicals.
%%* ''Series/TracyBeaker'' did one.
* The ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' episode "When Janet Met Jonny".
* Every episode of ''The Wiggles''. Justified because it's a kids' show starring a group of musicians.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had two, actually. The funny one that parodied
the villain? Who other than "battle of the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Music Meister]], played by fellow ''Glee'' alum Darren Criss!bands" type trope, and the (in some ways) more serious "Bitter Suite" episode.
* ''Series/XPlay'', a video game review show, did a ''surprisingly'' not horrible musical episode.
22nd Mar '17 1:27:44 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 91.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 91.89. Interestingly, all the characters who are usually HollywoodToneDeaf were able to sing well.
21st Mar '17 8:06:04 PM harryhenry
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** The movie ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]'' would probably also qualify, with eight songs, not counting the deleted one ("Mysterious Force").

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** The movie ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]'' would probably also qualify, with **''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' has eight songs, not counting the deleted one ("Mysterious Force").
21st Mar '17 7:24:53 PM bwburke94
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* ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' has an upcoming crossover with ''[[Series/Supergirl2015 Supergirl]]'', featuring many actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} who have had experience in the music business, especially the two shows' respective leads, who were both on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. And the villain? Who other than the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Music Meister]]!

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* ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' has an upcoming ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' had a musical crossover with ''[[Series/Supergirl2015 Supergirl]]'', ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', featuring many actors from the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} who have had experience in the music business, especially the two shows' respective leads, who were both on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. And the villain? Who other than the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Music Meister]]!Meister]], played by fellow ''Glee'' alum Darren Criss!
12th Mar '17 10:52:24 AM nombretomado
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* Once in a while, in TheSeventies, ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' would invite an opera singer friend of Mr. Rogers named John Reardon, and the episode, entirely set in the Land of Make-Believe and featuring a lofty plot line, would resemble a musical or light opera, with all of the characters singing their lines.

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* Once in a while, in TheSeventies, ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' would invite an opera singer friend of Mr. Rogers named John Reardon, and the episode, entirely set in the Land of Make-Believe and featuring a lofty plot line, would resemble a musical or light opera, with all of the characters singing their lines.
9th Mar '17 3:18:01 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 91.
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