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3rd Nov '17 8:33:30 PM shirekh34ce
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', for the most part, falls into the Adaptation format. Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. For "Fixer Upper," the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding, and "In Summer"
may really be Olaf simply discussing his fantasy for summer. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', for the most part, falls into the Adaptation format. Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. For "Fixer Upper," the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding, and "In Summer"
Summer" may really be Olaf simply discussing his fantasy for summer. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead.
3rd Nov '17 8:33:10 PM shirekh34ce
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', for the most part, falls into the Adaptation format. Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding.
*** "Reindeer(s) Are Better than People", however, is clearly diegetic, as Anna explicitly comments on the song after it is done and the way it is presented implies that Kristoff sings this every day. Meanwhile, it's unknown how "Frozen Heart" fits, but it most likely fits as diegetic, as the singers are clearly sawing to the beat of the music and, as demonstrated by ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', it's perfectly normal to sing while working.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' acts as an AlternateUniverse, but [[LampshadeHanging calls attention to this nature]]. "Where You Are" and "How Far I'll Go" pass without comment, but Maui continues humming "You're Welcome" to himself even after the song is over, and "Shiny" is explicitly done "in song form" with Tamatoa asking the heroes if they liked it afterward. Maui also comments at one point that if Moana breaks into song, he's going to throw up. "We Know The Way", on the other hand, may be All in Moana's Head as she's given a spirit vision of her ancestors; but then again, it's a Musical Universe so her ancestors might well have actually sung that.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', for the most part, falls into the Adaptation format. Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. For "Fixer Upper," the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding, and "In Summer"
may really be Olaf simply discussing his fantasy for summer.
"Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding.
*** "Reindeer(s) Are Better than People", however, is clearly diegetic, as Anna explicitly comments on the song after it is done and the way it is presented implies that Kristoff sings this every day.night. Meanwhile, it's unknown how "Frozen Heart" fits, but it most likely fits as diegetic, as the singers are clearly sawing to the beat of the music and, as demonstrated by ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', it's perfectly normal to sing while working.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' acts as an AlternateUniverse, but [[LampshadeHanging calls attention to this nature]]. "Where You Are" and "How Far I'll Go" pass passes without comment, but Maui continues humming "You're Welcome" to himself even after the song is over, and "Shiny" is explicitly done "in song form" with Tamatoa asking the heroes if they liked it afterward. Maui also comments at one point that if Moana breaks into song, he's going to throw up. "We Know The Way", on the other hand, may be All in Moana's Head as she's given a spirit vision of her ancestors; but then again, it's a Musical Universe so her ancestors might well have actually sung that. Likewise, "Where You Are" is a montage song, making this song the only one that fits the Adaptation format.



* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' is a mix of Diegetic and Adaptation. For the diegetic part, "Stand Out" and "[=I2I=]" are InUniverse pop songs, while "Lester's Possum Park" is an InUniverse puppet show. "After Today," "On the Open Road," and "Nobody Else But You" happen with no explanation and may very well be mere representations of the characters' feelings, but since Goofy starts to sing "On the Open Road" after noticing a rhythm on the road, that may count as diegetic/AlternateUniverse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' is a mix of Diegetic and Adaptation. For the diegetic part, "Stand Out" and "[=I2I=]" are InUniverse pop songs, while "Lester's Possum Park" is an InUniverse puppet occurs during a show. "After Today," "On the Open Road," and "Nobody Else But You" happen with no explanation and may very well be mere representations of the characters' feelings, singers' feelings and thoughts, but since Goofy starts to sing "On the Open Road" after noticing a rhythm on rhythmic beat made by his car, "On the road, that Open Road" may count as diegetic/AlternateUniverse.



* In contrast to the stage show ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' has the whole film being narrated by the Baker to his baby son, making this the 'All In Their Heads' hypothesis. Many of the songs could be just the Baker's imagination of what really happened. But then again, it is a fairy tale world and some of the songs feature things the Baker shouldn't know about (unless some of the other characters filled him in later) - so both 'Alternate Universe' and 'Adaptation' are applicable.

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* In contrast to the stage show show, ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' has the whole film being narrated by the Baker to his baby son, making this the 'All All In Their Heads' Heads hypothesis. Many of the songs could be just the Baker's imagination of what really happened. But then again, it is a fairy tale world and some of the songs feature things the Baker shouldn't know about (unless some of the other characters filled him in later) - so both 'Alternate Universe' and 'Adaptation' are applicable.
2nd Nov '17 4:37:01 PM shirekh34ce
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** "Reindeer(s) Are Better than People", however, is clearly diegetic, as Anna explicitly comments on the song after it is done and the way it is presented implies that Kristoff sings this every day. Meanwhile, it's unknown how "Frozen Heart" fits, but it most likely fits as diegetic, as the singers are clearly sawing to the beat of the music and, as demonstrated by ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', it's perfectly normal to sing while working.

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** *** "Reindeer(s) Are Better than People", however, is clearly diegetic, as Anna explicitly comments on the song after it is done and the way it is presented implies that Kristoff sings this every day. Meanwhile, it's unknown how "Frozen Heart" fits, but it most likely fits as diegetic, as the singers are clearly sawing to the beat of the music and, as demonstrated by ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', it's perfectly normal to sing while working.
2nd Nov '17 4:32:05 PM shirekh34ce
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** "What's This?" cannot possibly be anything other than All In Their Heads, because even though Jack's running around singing and making a spectacle of himself, the only time anyone even comes close to noticing him is when he passes within a hair's breadth of them.

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** "What's This?" cannot possibly be anything other than fits as All In Their Heads, because even though Jack's running around singing and making a spectacle of himself, the only time anyone even comes close to noticing him is when he passes within a hair's breadth of them.



** "Oogie Boogie's song" can either be diegetic or Alternate Universe, since it isn't clarified if the background music is produced by one of the casino machines in Oogie's lair, in which case he's improvising the lyrics on a preexisting tune (that's pretty much diegetic), or if he's singing that like if he was talking.

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** "Oogie Boogie's song" Song" can either be diegetic or Alternate Universe, since it isn't clarified if the background music is produced by one of the casino machines in Oogie's lair, in which case he's improvising the lyrics on a preexisting tune (that's pretty much diegetic), or if he's singing that like if he was talking.



** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', for example, most of the singing done by characters with magical powers, and it's easy to imagine them casting spells using music.

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** In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', for example, most of the singing done by characters with magical powers, and it's easy to imagine them casting spells using music.



** ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' falls right under the 'Adaptation' label. "Colours of the Wind" notably is a representation of Pocahontas showing John Smith how great nature is, "Mine Mine Mine" is the settlers digging for gold and "If I Never Knew You" is really a conversation between John and Pocahontas.

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** ''{{Disney/Pocahontas}}'' falls right under the 'Adaptation' label. "Colours "Colors of the Wind" notably is a representation of Pocahontas showing John Smith how great nature is, "Mine Mine Mine" is the settlers digging for gold and "If I Never Knew You" is really a conversation between John and Pocahontas.



** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' might be Adaption for some of the songs: Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding. "Frozen Heart" and "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" are the only songs in the film that are diegetic; the former could be a song that the ice harvesters frequently sing while working while the latter serves as Kristoff's lullaby to Sven.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', for once, calls attention to its Musical Universe nature. "Where You Are" and "How Far I'll Go" pass without comment, but Maui continues humming "You're Welcome" to himself even after the song is over, and "Shiny" is explicitly done "in song form" with Tamatoa asking the heroes if they liked it afterward. Maui also comments at one point that if Moana breaks into song, he's going to throw up. "We Know The Way", on the other hand, may be All in Moana's Head as she's given a spirit vision of her ancestors; but then again, it's a Musical Universe so her ancestors might well have actually sung that.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' might be Adaption ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', for some of the songs: most part, falls into the Adaptation format. Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding. "Frozen Heart" and
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"Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" are than People", however, is clearly diegetic, as Anna explicitly comments on the only songs in song after it is done and the film way it is presented implies that Kristoff sings this every day. Meanwhile, it's unknown how "Frozen Heart" fits, but it most likely fits as diegetic, as the singers are diegetic; clearly sawing to the former could be a song that beat of the ice harvesters frequently music and, as demonstrated by ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', it's perfectly normal to sing while working while the latter serves working.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' acts
as Kristoff's lullaby to Sven.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', for once,
an AlternateUniverse, but [[LampshadeHanging calls attention to its Musical Universe nature.this nature]]. "Where You Are" and "How Far I'll Go" pass without comment, but Maui continues humming "You're Welcome" to himself even after the song is over, and "Shiny" is explicitly done "in song form" with Tamatoa asking the heroes if they liked it afterward. Maui also comments at one point that if Moana breaks into song, he's going to throw up. "We Know The Way", on the other hand, may be All in Moana's Head as she's given a spirit vision of her ancestors; but then again, it's a Musical Universe so her ancestors might well have actually sung that.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' is a mix of Diegetic and Adaptation. For the diegetic part, "Stand Out" and "[=I2I=]" are InUniverse pop songs, while "Lester's Possum Park" is an InUniverse puppet show. "After Today," "On the Open Road," and "Nobody Else But You" happen with no explanation and may very well be mere representations of the characters' feelings, but since Goofy starts to sing "On the Open Road" after noticing a rhythm on the road, that may count as diegetic/AlternateUniverse.
19th Sep '17 8:41:29 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' might be Adaption for some of the songs: Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding.
*** "Frozen Heart" and "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" are the only songs in the film that are diegetic; the former could be a song that the ice harvesters frequently sing while working while the latter serves as Kristoff's lullaby to Sven.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' might be Adaption for some of the songs: Anna clearly did spend many years asking Elsa to come out and play during "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and did argue with her about returning to Arendelle and the eternal winter she'd caused in the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever", even if there was no actual occurrence of singing in either case. Anna's duet with Hans, "Love Is An Open Door", probably would be this too, since the song involved Hans charming Anna into falling for him and presumably in actuality was done without singing. "Let It Go" is probably All in Elsa's Head, since Elsa is all by herself at the time of the song, meaning that it's probably an inner monologue. The original "For the First Time in Forever" could be All In Their Heads as well: none of the servants take notice of Anna moving some of the salad plates, nor does anyone pay any attention to Anna singing as she travels down the railing of the bridge to the castle against the arriving guests. For Elsa's solo in that song, it could be argued that all of her lines, except for "Tell the guards to open up the gates!" are an internal monologue instead. "Fixer Upper" also counts, as the trolls clearly prepared Anna and Kristoff for a wedding.
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wedding. "Frozen Heart" and "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" are the only songs in the film that are diegetic; the former could be a song that the ice harvesters frequently sing while working while the latter serves as Kristoff's lullaby to Sven.



** BTAS - Jingle Bells Batman Smells
** The Batman - Setting the Woods on Fine
** Batman Brave and the Bold - Where's the Fun in That
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales Veggie Tales: Jonah]] movie plays with this trope. Jonah's musical number inside the whale seems to be Adaption Hypothesis, but apparently the singing and music are actually taking place as there is a cut to confused fishermen who can vaguely hear the noise coming from underwater, which would make it Alternate World instead.

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** BTAS ''BTAS'' - Jingle Bells Batman Smells
** The Batman ''The Batman'' - Setting the Woods on Fine
** Batman ''Batman Brave and the Bold Bold'' - Where's the Fun in That
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales Veggie Tales: Jonah]] Jonah]]'' movie plays with this trope. Jonah's musical number inside the whale seems to be Adaption Hypothesis, but apparently the singing and music are actually taking place as there is a cut to confused fishermen who can vaguely hear the noise coming from underwater, which would make it Alternate World instead.



* In all the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' movies, only the babies, Angelica and Susie break out into musical numbers for no real reason, while adults only sing when they have a reason (trying to sing a baby to sleep, it's part of their job, etc.).
** Dr. Lipschitz has a song in the extended cut of ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', but it's in a dream sequence.
** Nigel Thornberry has a CutSong in ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', though he had amnesia and thought he was a baby at the time.

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* In all the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' movies, only the babies, Angelica and Susie break out into musical numbers for no real reason, while adults only sing when they have a reason (trying to sing a baby to sleep, it's part of their job, etc.).
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). Dr. Lipschitz has a song in the extended cut of ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', but it's in a dream sequence.
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sequence, and Nigel Thornberry has a CutSong in ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', though he had amnesia and thought he was a baby at the time.



* One episode of ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', "The Return of the Revenge of Doctor Blowhole" is an example of the AlternateUniverse type where the world is normally a non-musical one, but a mind-controlling device ([[MakesSenseInContext a monstrous MP3 player]]) [[TheMusicMeister makes everyone sing]]. Every character finds it odd, and there's a constant LampshadeHanging.

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* One episode of ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', "The Return of the Revenge of Doctor Blowhole" is an example of the AlternateUniverse type where the world is normally a non-musical one, but a mind-controlling device ([[MakesSenseInContext a monstrous MP3 player]]) [[TheMusicMeister makes everyone sing]]. Every character finds it odd, and there's a constant LampshadeHanging.
15th Sep '17 9:09:55 PM hujwernoo
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is ''blatantly'' an Alternate Universe example, and characters frequently complain about their songs, comment on their singing skills, get exasperated with other people hogging the tune, and react to the lyrics as they are sung (to the point where TheMole accidentally let slip about her true allegiance and had to quickly cover it up mid-song when the others took notice). At the end of the second season, the FinalBattle was even postponed while the Jester stood between the two armies to sing the audience a recap song!
25th Aug '17 5:13:33 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is almost always AlternativeUniverse, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The few exceptions are usually ambiguously All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong in the Real Way" and "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example, being an Adaptation song sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories of Amethyst and Pearl. All these musical numbers have been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on two separate occasions, with Lars complaining that Steven was just singing while they were doing all the actual work in one episode, and Peridot shares a data log where she noted that Pearl is prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..." in another.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is almost always AlternativeUniverse, AlternateUniverse, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The While there are a few exceptions are usually ambiguously exceptions, with some being ambiguous All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong Head ("Strong in the Real Way" and Way", "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example, being an Disclosure") or Adaptation song sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories ("Giant Woman", "Both of Amethyst and Pearl.You"), all of these songs still have a {{diegetic switch}} partway through. All these musical numbers have been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on two separate occasions, with Lars complaining that Steven was just singing while they were doing all the actual work in one episode, and Peridot shares a data log where she noted that Pearl is prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..." in another.
25th Aug '17 5:04:06 PM RacattackForce
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* Songs from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are almost always Alternative Universe, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The few exceptions are usually ambiguously All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong in the Real Way" and "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example in that the song is sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories of Amethyst and Pearl. This has only been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on two occasions, with Lars complaining that Steven was just singing while they were doing all the actual work in one episode, and another where Peridot shares a data log where she noted that Pearl is prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..."

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* Songs from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are is almost always Alternative Universe, AlternativeUniverse, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The few exceptions are usually ambiguously All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong in the Real Way" and "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example in that the example, being an Adaptation song is sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories of Amethyst and Pearl. This has only All these musical numbers have been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on two separate occasions, with Lars complaining that Steven was just singing while they were doing all the actual work in one episode, and another where Peridot shares a data log where she noted that Pearl is prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..."" in another.
25th Aug '17 5:00:55 PM RacattackForce
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* Songs from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are generally Diegetic, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The few exceptions are usually ambiguously All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong in the Real Way" and "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example in that the song is sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories of Amethyst and Pearl. There's a joke where Pearl is said to be prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..."

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* Songs from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are generally Diegetic, almost always Alternative Universe, with characters listening to each other sing or the behavior being otherwise acknowledged in-universe. The few exceptions are usually ambiguously All In Their Head, such as [[DiegeticSwitch diegetic switches]] halfway through "Strong in the Real Way" and "Stronger Than You", and "Full Disclosure" which is sung while Steven is by himself. "Giant Woman" is a notable example in that the song is sung over a montage, yet Opal later references the song to prove to Steven that she shares the memories of Amethyst and Pearl. There's a joke This has only been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on two occasions, with Lars complaining that Steven was just singing while they were doing all the actual work in one episode, and another where Peridot shares a data log where she noted that Pearl is said to be prone to "random outbursts of singing, crying, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs singing while crying]]..."



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' puts a RealityEnsues twist on the AlternateUniverse version by having all the musical numbers [[StylisticSuck be very obviously unrehearsed with terrible melodies and worse lyrics]]. The only exceptions are a handful of characters like Marceline for whom musical talent is part of their personalities.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' puts a RealityEnsues twist on the AlternateUniverse version by having all the many musical numbers [[StylisticSuck be very obviously unrehearsed with terrible melodies and worse lyrics]]. The only exceptions are a handful of characters like Marceline for whom musical talent is part of their personalities.
18th Aug '17 8:15:44 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Interestingly, something of a variant in that the characters often seem only half-aware of the content of one another's songs - most prominently when Buffy completely fails to notice that Giles, in the room with her, is singing a lament about how he is standing in her way ("Did you just say something?"), but also for instance when Xander and Anya complete a song about not telling each other about their flaws and concerns about their upcoming marriage and only afterwards seem to realize that they just told one another anyway.
*** Nah, Buffy just wasn't paying attention
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