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22nd Sep '16 8:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' had an end credits segment where the guys were sitting around in the kitchen, making random noises... Which they turned into a melody... And then busted out into a full-on rendition of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' theme song. This was probably done more for the enjoyment of the audience, rather than meant to be in-character, though (and that's not how it happened at all anyway).

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' had an end credits segment where the guys were sitting around in the kitchen, making random noises... Which they turned into a melody... And then busted out into a full-on rendition of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' theme song. This was probably done more for the enjoyment of the audience, rather than meant to be in-character, though (and that's not how it happened at all anyway).
3rd May '16 9:27:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of Nike's most famous ads involves a bunch of NBA players creating a Serendipitous Symphony with their shoes, the ball, and the net. In fact, it was so famous, it was even parodied in ''ScaryMovie 2''.

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* One of Nike's most famous ads involves a bunch of NBA players creating a Serendipitous Symphony with their shoes, the ball, and the net. In fact, it was so famous, it was even parodied in ''ScaryMovie 2''.''Film/ScaryMovie2''.
3rd Mar '16 11:33:49 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' had a song in TheEighties that was reminiscent in description of the Toxic Audio example below, entitled "Body Full of Rhythm".

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* The A Cappella group, Toxic Audio, does a cover of Music/HarryNilsson's "Coconut." It starts with someone sporadically coughing. Then another member starts clearing their throat. The soprano starts sneezing in time. And suddenly the whole range of ailments becomes the background beat for "Coconut."

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* The musical ''Theatre/{{Stomp}}'' (and the HBO special based on it), which consists entirely of [[EverythingIsAnInstrument people banging on various things in time]], is the TropeCodifier.



* The A Cappella group, Toxic Audio, does a cover of "Put da Lime in da Coconut." It starts with someone sporadically coughing. Then another member starts clearing their throat. The soprano starts sneezing in time. And suddenly the whole range of ailments becomes the background beat for "Coconut."

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* The A Cappella group, Toxic Audio, does a cover of "Put da Lime in da Coconut." It starts with someone sporadically coughing. Then another member starts clearing their throat. The soprano starts sneezing in time. And suddenly the whole range of ailments becomes the background beat for "Coconut."
6th Feb '16 8:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Cheers}}'' gang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6ICOyOnEY burst into a spontaneous rendition]] of "We Will Rock You" by {{Queen}} as a result of Norm tapping his pencil.

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* The ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' gang [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6ICOyOnEY burst into a spontaneous rendition]] of "We Will Rock You" by {{Queen}} as a result of Norm tapping his pencil.
28th Jan '16 9:27:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together!", one of these in a library, of all places, kicks off the number "Ain't Got Rhythm".

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together!", one of these in a library, of all places, kicks off the number "Ain't Got Rhythm".



* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Hurricane Neddy", a hurricane blows into a harmonica shop, creating a pleasing melody. The same thing then occurs with an adjacent harpsichord shop, resulting only in a discordant thunk.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Hurricane Neddy", a hurricane blows into a harmonica shop, creating a pleasing melody. The same thing then occurs with an adjacent harpsichord shop, resulting only in a discordant thunk.
28th Jan '16 9:26:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* First appeared in the French film ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'', where a creeking mattress is joined by a cello player, a painter and others.
* In the film version of ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', the Cell Block Tango starts as a chorus of water droplets, footsteps, and fingernails, and then evolves into an actual musical number.

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[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* First appeared in the French film ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'', where a creeking mattress is joined by a cello player, a painter and others.
* In the film version of ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', the Cell Block Tango starts as a chorus of water droplets, footsteps, and fingernails, and then evolves into an actual musical number.
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* ''Film/AugustRush'' has this a lot. It's used to indicate that August is so highly musical that either he only hears what fits the rhythm he's thinking about, or the world itself rhythmizes around him.



* ''Film/{{Zatoichi}}'' has the farmer scene.
* The musical numbers in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' all started this way, with machinery or trains or footsteps, etc.


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[[AC:Films -- Live-Action]]
* First appeared in the French film ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}'', where a creeking mattress is joined by a cello player, a painter and others.
* In the film version of ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', the Cell Block Tango starts as a chorus of water droplets, footsteps, and fingernails, and then evolves into an actual musical number.
* ''Film/AugustRush'' has this a lot. It's used to indicate that August is so highly musical that either he only hears what fits the rhythm he's thinking about, or the world itself rhythmizes around him.
* ''Film/{{Zatoichi}}'' has the farmer scene.
* The musical numbers in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' all started this way, with machinery or trains or footsteps, etc.
28th Jan '16 9:26:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AGoofyMovie'' started "On the Open Road" like this.
* ''AugustRush'' has this a lot. It's used to indicate that August is so highly musical that either he only hears what fits the rhythm he's thinking about, or the world itself rhythmizes around him.

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* ''AGoofyMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' started "On the Open Road" like this.
* ''AugustRush'' ''Film/AugustRush'' has this a lot. It's used to indicate that August is so highly musical that either he only hears what fits the rhythm he's thinking about, or the world itself rhythmizes around him.



* ''{{Zatoichi}}'' has the farmer scene.

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* ''{{Zatoichi}}'' ''Film/{{Zatoichi}}'' has the farmer scene.
11th Oct '15 4:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' did this when luring party animal jellyfish out of his house. It starts with Gary's eyestalks clacking together, and builds up from there.
* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together!", one of these in a library, of all places, kicks off the number "Ain't Got Rhythm".

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* ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' did this when luring party animal jellyfish out of his house. It starts with Gary's eyestalks clacking together, and builds up from there.
* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together!", one of these in a library, of all places, kicks off the number "Ain't Got Rhythm".



* In the ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Hurricane Neddy", a hurricane blows into a harmonica shop, creating a pleasing melody. The same thing then occurs with an adjacent harpsichord shop, resulting only in a discordant thunk.

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* In the ''[[TheSimpsons ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Hurricane Neddy", a hurricane blows into a harmonica shop, creating a pleasing melody. The same thing then occurs with an adjacent harpsichord shop, resulting only in a discordant thunk.
20th Jul '15 10:56:30 AM nombretomado
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* An ad for McDonalds uses this trope as well.

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* An ad for McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds uses this trope as well.
26th Dec '14 9:53:55 AM Anddrix
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* The sounds of New York City form the backdrop to the opening credits of ''Film/{{Annie|2014}}'', to the point a jackhammer serves as percussion.
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