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18th Jan '17 7:51:10 AM dsneybuf
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* The song "The Morning Report" in ''Disney/TheLionKing''; it's blatantly there just to give Zazu more singing time, and is little more than a HurricaneOfPuns. To add insult to injury, Zazu doesn't even get to finish the song - ''Simba'' butts in and finishes it, for him, completely invalidating the reason for giving him the song to sing, in the first place.

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* The song "The Morning Report" in ''Disney/TheLionKing''; ''Disney/TheLionKing'' 2003 Special Edition; it's blatantly there just to give Zazu more singing time, and is little more than a HurricaneOfPuns. To add insult to injury, Zazu doesn't even get to finish the song - ''Simba'' butts in and finishes it, for him, completely invalidating the reason for giving him the song to sing, in the first place.
6th Aug '16 12:30:54 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'' adds a MovieBonusSong to its 1974 film adaptation, "Loving You", solely to give third-billed Robert Preston's Beauregarde a solo and a little more screen time; his character only appears in the middle stretch of the story and dies offscreen not long after this song.

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* ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'' adds a MovieBonusSong to its 1974 film adaptation, "Loving You", solely to give third-billed Robert Preston's Beauregarde a solo and a little more screen time; his character only appears in the middle stretch of the story and dies offscreen not long shortly after this song.
6th Aug '16 12:26:13 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'' adds a MovieBonusSong to its 1974 film adaptation, "Loving You", solely to give third-billed Robert Preston's Beauregarde a solo (the only song he has in the stage show is the title number, which becomes a full-cast showstopper) and a little more screen time; his character only appears in the middle stretch of the story and dies offscreen not long after this song.

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* ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'' adds a MovieBonusSong to its 1974 film adaptation, "Loving You", solely to give third-billed Robert Preston's Beauregarde a solo (the only song he has in the stage show is the title number, which becomes a full-cast showstopper) and a little more screen time; his character only appears in the middle stretch of the story and dies offscreen not long after this song.
6th Aug '16 12:25:20 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'' adds a MovieBonusSong to its 1974 film adaptation, "Loving You", solely to give third-billed Robert Preston's Beauregarde a solo (the only song he has in the stage show is the title number, which becomes a full-cast showstopper) and a little more screen time; his character only appears in the middle stretch of the story and dies offscreen not long after this song.
9th Jun '16 4:51:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].

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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].



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19th Feb '16 6:30:58 PM IJVin
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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only major character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].

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* In ''The Rocky Horror Show'', Brad's song "Once In A While" originally existed solely because Brad was the only major [[{{Pun}} major]] character without his own song. Not all productions included it, as it was often considered the weakest in the show; it was also cut from [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow the film]].
19th Dec '15 10:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* The 1994 Broadway revival of ''ShowBoat'' reassigned "Why Do I Love You?" to Parthy, who had to sing if played by Elaine Stritch. Parthy sings it to Magnolia's newborn daughter; that the song was originally a boy/girl duet is poorly camouflaged.

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* The 1994 Broadway revival of ''ShowBoat'' ''Theatre/ShowBoat'' reassigned "Why Do I Love You?" to Parthy, who had to sing if played by Elaine Stritch. Parthy sings it to Magnolia's newborn daughter; that the song was originally a boy/girl duet is poorly camouflaged.
13th Oct '15 2:34:50 PM DaibhidC
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** “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.

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** “Beauty School Dropout” may also count, as the song adds nothing to the plot.
plot, and seems to exist purely for the sake of "Look! It's Frankie Avalon!"
26th Sep '15 4:55:42 PM nombretomado
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* The Jester's number "Very Soft Shoes" in ''OnceUponAMattress'' usually allows for a cool dance break, but nothing more.

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* The Jester's number "Very Soft Shoes" in ''OnceUponAMattress'' ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'' usually allows for a cool dance break, but nothing more.
30th Apr '15 1:27:14 PM nombretomado
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* When FrankSinatra played Nathan Detroit in the movie version of ''GuysAndDolls'', it was not enough for him to be half of the "Sue Me" duet and add his voice to the title number (which might have happened in the original production if Sam Levene hadn't been a non-singer). Therefore, the rather bland MovieBonusSong "Adelaide" was written for him.

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* When FrankSinatra played Nathan Detroit in the movie version of ''GuysAndDolls'', ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', it was not enough for him to be half of the "Sue Me" duet and add his voice to the title number (which might have happened in the original production if Sam Levene hadn't been a non-singer). Therefore, the rather bland MovieBonusSong "Adelaide" was written for him.
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