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''Sita Sings the Blues'' is a ''very'' independent animated film that portrays a portion of the Hindu epic the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. It was created by Nina Paley, and the film is, remarkably, almost a solo effort.

The whole film is split into four different segments that are interwoven around one another. One of the main stories is set in modern times and depicts the director Nina Paley and her husband. At first, the couple is very close to each other, but after he is sent off to India and contacts her less and less, they begin to grow apart. Even after Nina flies out to India to be with him, she feels a distance between them. [[spoiler:Eventually she returns to America on business, where she receives an email from her husband telling her that it is over.]] These parts show how Nina finally finds ''The Ramayana'' [[spoiler: as help to get through her break-up]] and how Sita's relationship parallels her own.

The other piece of the film shows parts from ''The Ramayana'', which mostly detail Rama's banishing to the forest, Sita's kidnapping by Ravana, and the aftermath of this incident. One segment describes the parts of the story as they come along and are narrated by three shadow puppets. The shadow puppets not only tell the audience about the story, but also point out inconsistencies and their own interpretations of characters and other elements.

These are followed by the episode from ''The Ramayana'', which includes dialog from the characters. This segment is drawn to mimic the Rajput style of Indian art, which was used to illustrate some of the original versions of this particular epic. The animation here is rather limited, in order to look like illustrations. The dialog is somewhat more modern here as well.

The musical episodes then follow. They also show the portions from ''The Ramayana'', but this time with less limited animation, and more cartoony character designs. Throughout these parts, the action plays out with no actual dialog from any of the other characters. Instead, Sita helps narrate the scenes by singing through recordings of Annette Hanshaw, a 1920s jazz/blues singer. The songs here are juxtaposed in order to match the kind of emotion that Sita is going through at the time.

This movie can be watched and downloaded free and legally [[http://sitasingstheblues.com/ in various locations online]].
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!!Contains examples of:

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AnimatedAdaptation
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Nina, upon arriving in India for the first time.
* ArrowCam: Deftly parodied when Rama fires arrows at Ravana.
* ArtShift: The film uses at least six different animation styles to tell the story, since Paley didn't want the audience to lose interest.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Nina loses Dave, and Rama loses Sita as well - but in a meta twist, Rama and Sita are shown together again in their godly forms, except that [[BookEnds this time it's Vishnu massaging Lakshmi's feet.]] Cos god dammit, ''he owes her.'']]
* BookEnds: The film begins and ends with animated segments of [[strike:Sita and Rama]] Lakshmi and Vishnu (and other Hindu deities) in space.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Ravana was actually a scholarly man, he was a devout Shiva-worshipper, and... he played the ''vena'' [[BodyHorror with his intestines.]]"
* BuffySpeak: Done a few times in the episodes with dialog in order to make it more modern sounding.
* CatchPhrase: Annette Hanshaw says "That's all!" at the end of nearly every song she sang. Played in a particularly hilarious way in the last two songs of the film.
* ColdOpen: Lakshmi summoning the peacock phonograph.
* CoolAirship: the ''pushpaka'' is even referred to as such.
* CreatorBreakdown: Without giving too much away, the impetus for the film was a messy breakup.
* CrossCulturalKerfluffle: While reaction to the film has been overwhelmingly positive, Paley did receive some negative feedback ranging from "how dare this American woman make a movie based on ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''" to "[[StopHavingFunGuys It's offensive just because it's animated.]]"
** According to her website, she also got a lot of negative feedback because Sita's breasts and hips were too large, and her outfit didn't help.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The instrumental sequences at the beginning, middle (featuring Reena Shah singing and dancing) and end. Actually, the entire film is one long, witty acid trip, and has been compared to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
* DistressedDamsel: Sita.
* DoingItForTheArt: The story behind the film is as remarkable as the film itself. Paley created the film [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome almost entirely by herself on her home computer]], then allowed it to be distributed online for free. This is explained a bit better [[http://sitasingstheblues.com/faq.html on her website]].
* DoubleStandard: Pointed out, as Rama continually doubts Sita's chastity, even after she goes through the flames to prove it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Ravana refuses to rape Sita.
** It should be noted that in the original text of the Ramayana it says that Ravana was cursed by another god because Ravana raped the guy's wife. Anyways, the curse is that if Ravana rapes a woman, he will die. It is not mentioned in the movie, probably for time reasons.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Hanuman and his monkey army taking out Ravana.
** Although the Shadow Puppet narrators have a bit of an argument on whether or not Hanuman is a monkey or not. They decide that they can't figure out what the heck he is, and say he's a species all his own.
** This is because Hanuman and the monkey army are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanara Vanaras]], monkey-like humanoid creatures from HinduMythology.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Interestingly enough, the main staple of the film is Sita singing 1920s blues songs. It works quite well.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Paley hoped to get the film released commercially. Conflicts with Annette Hanshaw's music licensee threatened expensive suits. She released it completely free. [[TakeThat Paley still has donations for her work and many, many awards for the film despite the unusual release method.]]
* EyeTake: done with Ravana, ''[[OverlyLongGag several times in a row]]''.
* {{Flanderization}}: The shadow puppets discuss this happening to Ravana throughout the years. Ravana has become, to most people, a monster because of his kidnapping of Sita. However, this action is about the only horrible thing that he is shown doing. In fact, he is actually shown on many instances as being a rather scholarly person. Also, when Ravena takes Sita, he gives her shelter and food, and he pointedly does ''not'' take advantage of and/or rape her.
* FlowerMotifs: LOTUSES!
* GreekChorus: The shadow puppets.
* [[TheVillainSucksSong The Hero Sucks Song]]: ''Rama's Great'' [[WhatTheHellHero calls Rama out]] [[HonorBeforeReason on abandoning Sita]] by sarcastically singing his praises.
** [[CallingTheOldManOut And it's sung by his own sons.]]
* [[SheWillComeForMe He Will Come For Me]]: Sita waits calmly for Rama to rescue her from Ravana.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: Sita mentions that she only needs Rama's permission to bust herself out of Lanka. To be fair, Vishnu and Lakshmi being born in human form pretty much means this is a given.
* HopeSpot: it's even called "If You Want the Rainbow You Must Have The Rain".
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* IncrediblyLamePun: The apparently random [[strike:dear]] deer in "Mean To Me". In the same number, bananas show up when Sita takes a phone call.
* {{Intermission}}: Three minutes not only for the viewer, but played ''by the characters themselves'' as if they attended a movie theatre at the film's first-showing. Very humorous moments as some go to a restroom break, and get refreshments. The fire god goes to get a ''hot dog'' and ''Red Hots'' candy.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: not the numerous re-corrections of certain character names, but the pronunciation of "intestines" you are not likely to hear elsewhere.
* LimitedAnimation: The episodes with dialog are purposefully done this way in order to look more like traditional illustrations of ''The Ramayana''.
* LineBoil: The parts with Nina.
* LudicrousGibs: Parodied whenever the Raksasa are attacked, whether with Rama's arrows or ''his bare fists''.
* LyricalDissonance: "Rama's Great, Rama's Good" is a peppy, catchy song about...[[KickTheDog how awesome Rama is for throwing his wife onto a pyre and banishing her when she was pregnant]].
* MeadowRun: After the battle where Rama rescues Sita.
* MoodDissonance: Done very humorously in the animation, [[BigDamnHeroes as Haruman's army, led by Rama]], generate a literal bloodbath in the enemy lair while Sita cheerfully sings about their arrival.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Ravana and some of the actual deities.
* MultipleHeadCase: See above.
* MusicalEpisode: The segments which involve singing an Annette Hanshaw song while the action of the scene plays out.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Rama refused to take Sita back because she had lived at the house of another man... another man who kidnapped her, and with whom she specifically ''did not'' have sex, refusing even to come under his roof. (All portrayals of Sita in captivity show her sitting outdoors.)
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Rama sheds a SingleTear when he realises he's lost Sita for the last and final time... which would make him a [[IncrediblyLamePun literal]] CryingIndian.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In just about all of the musical episodes Sita is either smiling or weeping, depending on the circumstances, and always singing. So when she glares at Rama in fury and actually speaks, you ''know'' that she's finally had enough [[spoiler: even before she asks the earth to swallow her up.]]
* PlotParallel
* PowerTrio: the shadow puppets appear to fill these roles after a while; shorter male = Superego, taller male = Id and female = Ego. [[spoiler:The latter two switch roles towards the end.]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: BIG. ROUND. FIRM. JUICY. LOTUSES!
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: See EvenEvilHasStandards above.
* [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Singing Is a Free Action]]: [[spoiler: Sita gives one last performance before her pursuers, frozen in time, before she disappears into the Earth Mother's womb.]]
* SingleTear: [[spoiler: Rama]], at the very end.
* [[IHaveManyNames Sita Has Many Names]]: Sita only being one of them.
* SophisticatedAsHell
--> "...my man will come and rescue me, and when he does... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny your ass is grass]]."
** Not to mention this exchange when Rama is banished:
--> "Joy of Heaven and Earth. The Ideal Man. May the Gods Be With You."
--> "Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out."
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Sita uses these regularly.
* StormingTheCastle: The attack on Lanka.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: The ultimate fate of Sita, as in ''The Ramayana'', when the [[spoiler: earth herself (Bhūmi) rises up to take Sita back into her womb.]]
* TopHeavyGuy: several, but Ravana takes the cake by having like, ''ten heads''.
* UnreliableNarrator: Each of the shadow puppets, in turn, get facts wrong in the story that are corrected by the other two.
* VillainsOutShopping: during the intermission, all the characters regardless of alignment go to get drinks and snacks together (Sita even takes a much needed toilet break). Ravana, the multiple-headed gent and only real villain, picks up a soft drink to sip--one for each head. Cue the synchronized [[{{Gasshole}} belch]] by almost all of the heads.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat?]]: The cat shown with Nina at the end of the movie is not the same cat shown in the first scene. They know you're worrying and the first title card of the end credits lets you know Lexi is fine.
* WhatTheHellHero: Agni the fire god doesn't just carry Sita out of the fire personally, he ropes in two more deities to deliver an epic WTHH to Rama.
** Also done by his own children

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''That's all!''

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sita_sings_the_blues.JPG

''Sita Sings the Blues'' is a ''very'' independent animated film that portrays a portion of the Hindu epic the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. It was created by Nina Paley, and the film is, remarkably, almost a solo effort.

The whole film is split into four different segments that are interwoven around one another. One of the main stories is set in modern times and depicts the director Nina Paley and her husband. At first, the couple is very close to each other, but after he is sent off to India and contacts her less and less, they begin to grow apart. Even after Nina flies out to India to be with him, she feels a distance between them. [[spoiler:Eventually she returns to America on business, where she receives an email from her husband telling her that it is over.]] These parts show how Nina finally finds ''The Ramayana'' [[spoiler: as help to get through her break-up]] and how Sita's relationship parallels her own.

The other piece of the film shows parts from ''The Ramayana'', which mostly detail Rama's banishing to the forest, Sita's kidnapping by Ravana, and the aftermath of this incident. One segment describes the parts of the story as they come along and are narrated by three shadow puppets. The shadow puppets not only tell the audience about the story, but also point out inconsistencies and their own interpretations of characters and other elements.

These are followed by the episode from ''The Ramayana'', which includes dialog from the characters. This segment is drawn to mimic the Rajput style of Indian art, which was used to illustrate some of the original versions of this particular epic. The animation here is rather limited, in order to look like illustrations. The dialog is somewhat more modern here as well.

The musical episodes then follow. They also show the portions from ''The Ramayana'', but this time with less limited animation, and more cartoony character designs. Throughout these parts, the action plays out with no actual dialog from any of the other characters. Instead, Sita helps narrate the scenes by singing through recordings of Annette Hanshaw, a 1920s jazz/blues singer. The songs here are juxtaposed in order to match the kind of emotion that Sita is going through at the time.

This movie can be watched and downloaded free and legally [[http://sitasingstheblues.com/ in various locations online]].
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!!Contains examples of:

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation
* AnimatedAdaptation
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Nina, upon arriving in India for the first time.
* ArrowCam: Deftly parodied when Rama fires arrows at Ravana.
* ArtShift: The film uses at least six different animation styles to tell the story, since Paley didn't want the audience to lose interest.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Nina loses Dave, and Rama loses Sita as well - but in a meta twist, Rama and Sita are shown together again in their godly forms, except that [[BookEnds this time it's Vishnu massaging Lakshmi's feet.]] Cos god dammit, ''he owes her.'']]
* BookEnds: The film begins and ends with animated segments of [[strike:Sita and Rama]] Lakshmi and Vishnu (and other Hindu deities) in space.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: "Ravana was actually a scholarly man, he was a devout Shiva-worshipper, and... he played the ''vena'' [[BodyHorror with his intestines.]]"
* BuffySpeak: Done a few times in the episodes with dialog in order to make it more modern sounding.
* CatchPhrase: Annette Hanshaw says "That's all!" at the end of nearly every song she sang. Played in a particularly hilarious way in the last two songs of the film.
* ColdOpen: Lakshmi summoning the peacock phonograph.
* CoolAirship: the ''pushpaka'' is even referred to as such.
* CreatorBreakdown: Without giving too much away, the impetus for the film was a messy breakup.
* CrossCulturalKerfluffle: While reaction to the film has been overwhelmingly positive, Paley did receive some negative feedback ranging from "how dare this American woman make a movie based on ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''" to "[[StopHavingFunGuys It's offensive just because it's animated.]]"
** According to her website, she also got a lot of negative feedback because Sita's breasts and hips were too large, and her outfit didn't help.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The instrumental sequences at the beginning, middle (featuring Reena Shah singing and dancing) and end. Actually, the entire film is one long, witty acid trip, and has been compared to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
* DistressedDamsel: Sita.
* DoingItForTheArt: The story behind the film is as remarkable as the film itself. Paley created the film [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome almost entirely by herself on her home computer]], then allowed it to be distributed online for free. This is explained a bit better [[http://sitasingstheblues.com/faq.html on her website]].
* DoubleStandard: Pointed out, as Rama continually doubts Sita's chastity, even after she goes through the flames to prove it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Ravana refuses to rape Sita.
** It should be noted that in the original text of the Ramayana it says that Ravana was cursed by another god because Ravana raped the guy's wife. Anyways, the curse is that if Ravana rapes a woman, he will die. It is not mentioned in the movie, probably for time reasons.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Hanuman and his monkey army taking out Ravana.
** Although the Shadow Puppet narrators have a bit of an argument on whether or not Hanuman is a monkey or not. They decide that they can't figure out what the heck he is, and say he's a species all his own.
** This is because Hanuman and the monkey army are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanara Vanaras]], monkey-like humanoid creatures from HinduMythology.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Interestingly enough, the main staple of the film is Sita singing 1920s blues songs. It works quite well.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Paley hoped to get the film released commercially. Conflicts with Annette Hanshaw's music licensee threatened expensive suits. She released it completely free. [[TakeThat Paley still has donations for her work and many, many awards for the film despite the unusual release method.]]
* EyeTake: done with Ravana, ''[[OverlyLongGag several times in a row]]''.
* {{Flanderization}}: The shadow puppets discuss this happening to Ravana throughout the years. Ravana has become, to most people, a monster because of his kidnapping of Sita. However, this action is about the only horrible thing that he is shown doing. In fact, he is actually shown on many instances as being a rather scholarly person. Also, when Ravena takes Sita, he gives her shelter and food, and he pointedly does ''not'' take advantage of and/or rape her.
* FlowerMotifs: LOTUSES!
* GreekChorus: The shadow puppets.
* [[TheVillainSucksSong The Hero Sucks Song]]: ''Rama's Great'' [[WhatTheHellHero calls Rama out]] [[HonorBeforeReason on abandoning Sita]] by sarcastically singing his praises.
** [[CallingTheOldManOut And it's sung by his own sons.]]
* [[SheWillComeForMe He Will Come For Me]]: Sita waits calmly for Rama to rescue her from Ravana.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: Sita mentions that she only needs Rama's permission to bust herself out of Lanka. To be fair, Vishnu and Lakshmi being born in human form pretty much means this is a given.
* HopeSpot: it's even called "If You Want the Rainbow You Must Have The Rain".
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* IncrediblyLamePun: The apparently random [[strike:dear]] deer in "Mean To Me". In the same number, bananas show up when Sita takes a phone call.
* {{Intermission}}: Three minutes not only for the viewer, but played ''by the characters themselves'' as if they attended a movie theatre at the film's first-showing. Very humorous moments as some go to a restroom break, and get refreshments. The fire god goes to get a ''hot dog'' and ''Red Hots'' candy.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: not the numerous re-corrections of certain character names, but the pronunciation of "intestines" you are not likely to hear elsewhere.
* LimitedAnimation: The episodes with dialog are purposefully done this way in order to look more like traditional illustrations of ''The Ramayana''.
* LineBoil: The parts with Nina.
* LudicrousGibs: Parodied whenever the Raksasa are attacked, whether with Rama's arrows or ''his bare fists''.
* LyricalDissonance: "Rama's Great, Rama's Good" is a peppy, catchy song about...[[KickTheDog how awesome Rama is for throwing his wife onto a pyre and banishing her when she was pregnant]].
* MeadowRun: After the battle where Rama rescues Sita.
* MoodDissonance: Done very humorously in the animation, [[BigDamnHeroes as Haruman's army, led by Rama]], generate a literal bloodbath in the enemy lair while Sita cheerfully sings about their arrival.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Ravana and some of the actual deities.
* MultipleHeadCase: See above.
* MusicalEpisode: The segments which involve singing an Annette Hanshaw song while the action of the scene plays out.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Rama refused to take Sita back because she had lived at the house of another man... another man who kidnapped her, and with whom she specifically ''did not'' have sex, refusing even to come under his roof. (All portrayals of Sita in captivity show her sitting outdoors.)
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Rama sheds a SingleTear when he realises he's lost Sita for the last and final time... which would make him a [[IncrediblyLamePun literal]] CryingIndian.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In just about all of the musical episodes Sita is either smiling or weeping, depending on the circumstances, and always singing. So when she glares at Rama in fury and actually speaks, you ''know'' that she's finally had enough [[spoiler: even before she asks the earth to swallow her up.]]
* PlotParallel
* PowerTrio: the shadow puppets appear to fill these roles after a while; shorter male = Superego, taller male = Id and female = Ego. [[spoiler:The latter two switch roles towards the end.]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: BIG. ROUND. FIRM. JUICY. LOTUSES!
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: See EvenEvilHasStandards above.
* [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Singing Is a Free Action]]: [[spoiler: Sita gives one last performance before her pursuers, frozen in time, before she disappears into the Earth Mother's womb.]]
* SingleTear: [[spoiler: Rama]], at the very end.
* [[IHaveManyNames Sita Has Many Names]]: Sita only being one of them.
* SophisticatedAsHell
--> "...my man will come and rescue me, and when he does... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny your ass is grass]]."
** Not to mention this exchange when Rama is banished:
--> "Joy of Heaven and Earth. The Ideal Man. May the Gods Be With You."
--> "Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out."
* SparklingStreamOfTears: Sita uses these regularly.
* StormingTheCastle: The attack on Lanka.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]: The ultimate fate of Sita, as in ''The Ramayana'', when the [[spoiler: earth herself (Bhūmi) rises up to take Sita back into her womb.]]
* TopHeavyGuy: several, but Ravana takes the cake by having like, ''ten heads''.
* UnreliableNarrator: Each of the shadow puppets, in turn, get facts wrong in the story that are corrected by the other two.
* VillainsOutShopping: during the intermission, all the characters regardless of alignment go to get drinks and snacks together (Sita even takes a much needed toilet break). Ravana, the multiple-headed gent and only real villain, picks up a soft drink to sip--one for each head. Cue the synchronized [[{{Gasshole}} belch]] by almost all of the heads.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat?]]: The cat shown with Nina at the end of the movie is not the same cat shown in the first scene. They know you're worrying and the first title card of the end credits lets you know Lexi is fine.
* WhatTheHellHero: Agni the fire god doesn't just carry Sita out of the fire personally, he ropes in two more deities to deliver an epic WTHH to Rama.
** Also done by his own children

----
''That's all!''
[[redirect:WesternAnimation/SitaSingsTheBlues]]
26th Sep '13 12:04:38 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* DisneyAcidSequence: The instrumental sequences at the beginning, middle (featuring Reena Shah singing and dancing) and end. Actually, the entire film is one long, witty acid trip, and has been compared to ''YellowSubmarine''.

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* DisneyAcidSequence: The instrumental sequences at the beginning, middle (featuring Reena Shah singing and dancing) and end. Actually, the entire film is one long, witty acid trip, and has been compared to ''YellowSubmarine''.''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
10th Aug '13 9:26:51 AM Ciara13
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In just about all of the musical episodes Sita is either smiling or weeping, depending on the circumstances, and always singing. So when she glares at Rama in fury and actually speaks, you ''know'' that she's finally had enough [[spoiler: even before she asks the earth to swallow her up.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In just about all of the Annette Hanshaw sections, Sita is either smiling or weeping, depending on the circumstances, and always singing. So when she glares at Rama in fury and actually speaks, you ''know'' that she's finally had enough [[spoiler: even before she asks the earth to swallow her up.]]
9th Aug '13 11:57:31 PM Ciara13
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In just about all of the Annette Hanshaw sections, Sita is either smiling or weeping, depending on the circumstances, and always singing. So when she glares at Rama in fury and actually speaks, you ''know'' that she's finally had enough [[spoiler: even before she asks the earth to swallow her up.]]
25th Jul '13 9:39:05 AM Glasender
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* [[TalkingIsAFreeAction Singing Is a Free Action]]: [[spoiler: Sita gives one last performance before her pursuers, frozen in time, before she disappears into the Earth Mother's womb.]]
25th Jul '13 9:29:19 AM Glasender
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* LudicrousGibs: parodied whenever the Raksasa are attacked, whether with Rama's arrows or ''his bare fists''.

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* LudicrousGibs: parodied Parodied whenever the Raksasa are attacked, whether with Rama's arrows or ''his bare fists''.



* MoodDissonance: Done very humorously in the animation, [[BigDamnHeroes as Haruman's army, led by Rama]], generate a literal bloodbath in the enemy lair while Sita cheerfully sings about their arrival.



* VillainsOutShopping: during the intermission, all the characters regardless of alignment go to get drinks and snacks together (Sita even takes a much needed toilet break).

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* VillainsOutShopping: during the intermission, all the characters regardless of alignment go to get drinks and snacks together (Sita even takes a much needed toilet break). Ravana, the multiple-headed gent and only real villain, picks up a soft drink to sip--one for each head. Cue the synchronized [[{{Gasshole}} belch]] by almost all of the heads.
2nd Jul '13 5:26:39 PM TonyG
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* LineBoil: The parts with Nina.



* SquiggleVision: The parts with Nina.
29th Jan '13 2:09:03 PM Redmess
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[AccidentalInnuendo BIG. ROUND. FIRM. JUICY. LOTUSES!]]

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[AccidentalInnuendo BIG. ROUND. FIRM. JUICY. LOTUSES!]]LOTUSES!
27th Jan '13 8:32:22 PM AdmiralZachBarr
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[AccidentalInnuendo BIG. ROUND. FIRM. JUICY. LOTUSES!]]
27th Jan '13 8:26:54 PM AdmiralZachBarr
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** Not to mention this exchange when Rama is banished:
--> "Joy of Heaven and Earth. The Ideal Man. May the Gods Be With You."
--> "Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out."
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