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2nd Dec '17 6:59:06 PM Foxtrope
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This trope most often occurs when a composer wrote a really keen song. Or if there is a big star in the movie who must have a solo. Or the director has a favorite song that he wants to put in the movie. Unfortunately, there is really no way to inject the song into the story in the traditional "burst into song" way. So, the writer often gives us the immortal line "That reminds me of a song," or something similar and the character sits down at a piano or hops up on the stage to sing a little ditty that has... '''no''' plot significance whatsoever. ("Let's rehearse the ___ number" or "Let's film our music video" or "Let's dance to ___" and then doing exactly that are also popular.)

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This trope most often occurs when a composer wrote a really keen song. Or if there is a big star in the movie who must have a solo. Or the director has a favorite song that he wants to put in the movie. Unfortunately, there is really no way to inject the song into the story in the traditional "burst into song" way. So, the writer often gives us the immortal line "That reminds me of a song," or "I feel a song coming on!" in some occasions, or something similar and the character sits down at a piano or hops up on the stage to sing a little ditty that has... '''no''' plot significance whatsoever. ("Let's rehearse the ___ number" or "Let's film our music video" or "Let's dance to ___" and then doing exactly that are also popular.)
19th Nov '17 7:30:34 PM jasonbres
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* In the film of ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' there's a show for the Senators baseball team where their fans pay tribute with song. But Lola and another dancer perform a random mambo number that has nothing to do with the team at all. Everyone claps when it ends and the show continues. Next scene.

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* In the film of ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' there's a show for the Senators baseball team where their fans pay tribute with song. But Lola and another dancer (Gwen Verdon's real-life husband and choreographer Bob Fosse) perform a random mambo number that has nothing to do with the team at all. Everyone claps when it ends and the show continues. Next scene.
15th Nov '17 7:14:41 AM RicPot
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* "Those Magic Changes" from ''Film/{{Grease}}'' has nothing to do with '''anything''' else that happens during the show; it's just a random "hey, let's sing a song" moment. They fix it in TheMovie, where instead of having Doody randomly play a song, a live band performs it in the background as a warm-up number for the National Dance-Off in Rydell High's gymnasium.

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* "Those Magic Changes" from ''Film/{{Grease}}'' ''Theatre/{{Grease}}'' has nothing to do with '''anything''' else that happens during the show; it's just a random "hey, let's sing a song" moment. They fix it in TheMovie, where instead of having Doody randomly play a song, a live band performs it in the background as a warm-up number for the National Dance-Off in Rydell High's gymnasium.
17th Oct '17 9:55:18 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' had a short bit where everyone stops to sing a little song extolling the virtues of poetry. This is right in the middle of a rather dramatic bit where the Major-General is attempting to deceive the pirates about being an orphan, so that they won't marry all his daughters and take them away.
** G&S get away with this one, though, on the account of said little song being [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic fucking awesome]].

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* ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' had a short bit where everyone stops to sing a little song brief hymn extolling the virtues of poetry. This is right in the middle of a rather dramatic bit scene where the Major-General is attempting to deceive the pirates about being an orphan, so that they won't marry all his daughters and take them away.
** G&S get away with this one, though, on the account -->'''Pirate King:''' For what, we ask, is life/ Without a touch of said little song being [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic fucking awesome]].poetry in it?
2nd Jul '17 4:59:01 AM JackG
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* Parodied in ''Series/Danger5''. In Season 2, Pierre always has "the right song" for a particular moment, then pulls out a cassette tape depicting as such: usually something like "Stop Bitin (My Friend's Face)".
11th Jun '17 2:45:06 PM Milarqui
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* In ''Literature/AStormOfCrows'', Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth and Cleos Frey arrive to Maidenpool's namesake pool, only to discover it's full of corpses. Brienne and Cleos react appropiately (horror). Jaime starts singing about pretty bathing maidens.
13th May '17 5:43:32 PM dsneybuf
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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development. Consequently, they disappeared again for the 3D conversions, and the prints and home video
releases struck from the same masters.[[note]]Plus, the ''[=BatB=]'' 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]

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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development. Consequently, they disappeared again for the 3D conversions, and the prints and home video
video releases struck from the same masters.[[note]]Plus, the ''[=BatB=]'' 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]
13th May '17 5:42:47 PM dsneybuf
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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development.[[note]]Consequently, "Morning Report" disappeared from ''Lion King'' prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward. That same year, "Human Again" disappeared from the 3D conversion of ''Beauty and the Beast'', and from the prints and 3D Blu-Ray Discs struck from it. The ''[=BatB=]'' 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]

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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development.[[note]]Consequently, "Morning Report" Consequently, they disappeared from ''Lion King'' again for the 3D conversions, and the prints and home video video
releases struck from 2011 onward. That the same year, "Human Again" disappeared from masters.[[note]]Plus, the 3D conversion of ''Beauty and the Beast'', and from the prints and 3D Blu-Ray Discs struck from it. The ''[=BatB=]'' 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]
22nd Mar '17 7:02:24 AM dsneybuf
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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development.[[note]]Consequently, "Morning Report" disappeared from ''Lion King'' prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward. That same year, "Human Again" disappeared from the 3D conversion of ''Beauty and the Beast'', and from the prints and 3D Blu-Ray Discs struck from it. The 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]

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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development.[[note]]Consequently, "Morning Report" disappeared from ''Lion King'' prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward. That same year, "Human Again" disappeared from the 3D conversion of ''Beauty and the Beast'', and from the prints and 3D Blu-Ray Discs struck from it. The ''[=BatB=]'' 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]
22nd Mar '17 6:58:15 AM dsneybuf
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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development. ("Morning Report" consequently disappeared from ''Lion King'' prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward.)

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** Neither of the songs added to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' for their TurnOfTheMillennium Platinum Edition DVD and VHS releases, ''[=BatB=]''[='=]s "Human Again" and ''TLK'''s "Morning Report", exactly advanced the plot, or provided much if any character development. ("Morning [[note]]Consequently, "Morning Report" consequently disappeared from ''Lion King'' prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward.)onward. That same year, "Human Again" disappeared from the 3D conversion of ''Beauty and the Beast'', and from the prints and 3D Blu-Ray Discs struck from it. The 25th Anniversary Edition DVD only includes the 2010 restoration of the Original Theatrical Version, while the 2D Blu-Ray and Digital HD copy released under the same banner (Disney didn't release a 3D disc under it) bury the Extended Edition in the extras.[[/note]]
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