History Main / ThatRemindsMeOfASong

9th Jan '16 7:35:13 PM Bissek
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** The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UM1W-40n4Q "Finland"]], however, is a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, as it's not even remotely related to anything else in the play, only existing because the performers misheard the narrator.
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** The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UM1W-40n4Q "Finland"]], however, is a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, as it's not even remotely related to anything else in the play, only existing because the performers misheard the narrator.narrator when he was talking about '''England'''.
21st Dec '15 10:19:02 AM Eddy1215
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* "Silver and Gold" from the classic ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ChristmasSpecial qualifies, as it has almost nothing to do with the story, or with the character (Yukon Cornelius) that inspired the narrator (Sam the snowman voiced by Burl Ives) to sing it.
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* "Silver and Gold" from the classic ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ChristmasSpecial qualifies, as it has almost nothing to do with the story, or with the character (Yukon Cornelius) that inspired the narrator (Sam the snowman Snowman voiced by Burl Ives) to sing it.
6th Oct '15 5:45:44 PM twilicorn
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* On an episode of ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'', the boys of the family break out into an impromptu rendition of Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" during a dinner scene.
23rd Sep '15 11:40:38 PM MerlinSyndrome
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Tightened some examples.
* The little-known [[{{Sequelitis}} direct-to-video sequel]], ''[=FernGully=]: The Magic Rescue'' follows the tradition by including one of these musical numbers. In it, the Fairies ride a roller coaster (?!) and sing a song. The song goes, "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry We're having fun! We're having fun!]] We're having [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment funner than the funnest fun!!!]]"
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* The little-known [[{{Sequelitis}} direct-to-video sequel]], ''[=FernGully=]: The Magic Rescue'' follows the tradition by including one of these musical numbers. In it, the Fairies ride a roller coaster (?!) and sing a song. The song goes, Sample lyrics: "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry We're having fun! We're having fun!]] We're having [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment funner than the funnest fun!!!]]"

* Happens at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' when Wheezy gets a new squeaker and feels like singing a song, to which he sings a big-band rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me", with his singing voice by Robert Goulet. Though it does pause briefly for a heartwarming moment between Woody and Buzz. The part when Wheezy gets ready to sing was also part of the blooper reel, where he hilariously fails at catching the microphone.
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* Happens at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' when Wheezy gets a new squeaker and feels like singing a song, to which he sings a big-band rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me", with his singing voice by Robert Goulet. Though it does pause briefly for a heartwarming moment between Woody and Buzz. The part when Wheezy gets ready to sing was also part of the blooper reel, where he hilariously fails at catching the microphone.
23rd Sep '15 11:38:36 PM MerlinSyndrome
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Unnecessary (examples on this page tend to be crufty).
* The little-known [[{{Sequelitis}} direct-to-video sequel]], ''[=FernGully=]: The Magic Rescue'' follows the tradition by including one of these musical numbers. In it, the Fairies ride a roller coaster (?!) and sing a song. The song goes, "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry We're having fun! We're having fun!]] We're having [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment funner than the funnest fun!!!]]" (This should succinctly tell you ''everything'' you need to know about the ''Ferngully'' sequel.)
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* The little-known [[{{Sequelitis}} direct-to-video sequel]], ''[=FernGully=]: The Magic Rescue'' follows the tradition by including one of these musical numbers. In it, the Fairies ride a roller coaster (?!) and sing a song. The song goes, "[[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry We're having fun! We're having fun!]] We're having [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment funner than the funnest fun!!!]]" (This should succinctly tell you ''everything'' you need to know about the ''Ferngully'' sequel.)fun!!!]]"
15th Sep '15 5:34:30 PM Clanger00
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* This gem from ''WesternAnimation/GrandmaGotRunOverByAReindeer''. --> '''Cousin Mel:''' Now all you have to do is sign this contract. --> '''Grandpa:''' Did you say sing? --> '''Cousin Mel:''' No. I said "sign". --> '''Grandpa:''' I'd rather sing.
12th Sep '15 10:26:18 AM TokoWH
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To be fair, Justifying Edit. Removing.
*** To be fair, the song ''did'' help Fluttershy cross the crevasse and [[ContinuityNod helps her again in a later episode]].
17th Aug '15 11:05:50 PM Gravidef
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* Creator/LewisCarroll might be considered an ancestor of Tolkien's, as the citizens of Wonderland and Looking-Glass World frequently do this as well, mainly to show off Carroll's skill in parodying nursery rhymes. It's sometimes HandWaved as Alice trying to recite a poem she knew in the real world, only for it to be twisted into a humorous new version ("How doth the little busy bee" becomes "How doth the little crocodile," for instance).

* Played straight in the 1986 made-for-TV version of ''Theatre/BabesInToyland''. The protagonists are captured by the villainous Barnaby, who unleashes a vial of concentrated evil (a rather literal example of SealedEvilInACan in the form of green gas) to transform them into his wicked servants. While Mary Contrary, Jack Nimble, and Georgie Porgie begin to succumb to the effects of the gas, Lisa discovers that she is immune to it--and realizes it's because "I'm from Cincinnati!" She then bursts into "C-I-N-C-I-N-N-A-T-I," a song about the city, and encourages everyone to sing along in an effort to help her friends clear their minds and free themselves from the evil fumes. It works.
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* Disney's ''AdventuresInWonderland'' was notorious for this, though that may be because in the [[AlicesAdventuresInWonderland source material]], the characters often recited poetry and song. That doesn't make the songs in the show any less strange or sudden, though, especially because every episode ''had'' to feature at least three and usually four songs. A prime example is "TV or Not TV," which features some of the Wonderlanders getting hooked on television; because watching TV is a rather passive activity, two of the episode's four songs occur like this: ** Alice speaks to the Mad Hatter about an upcoming softball game. The Hatter remarks that he plays left field because he's "always out in left field." Cue a song about the Hatter being nuts, complete with surreal imagery. He then moves on as if nothing had happened. ** Later, Alice visits the White Rabbit, who's just received an order from his Book of the Month Club. They begin to sing "Look! A Book!", all about the joy of reading--which has nothing to do with the plot at hand. And as before, no comment is made about this. * Played straight in the 1986 made-for-TV version of ''Theatre/BabesInToyland''. The protagonists are captured by the villainous Barnaby, who unleashes a vial of concentrated evil (a rather literal example of SealedEvilInACan in the form of green gas) to transform them into his wicked servants. While Mary Contrary, Jack Nimble, and Georgie Porgie begin to succumb to the effects of the gas, Lisa discovers that she is immune to it--and realizes it's because "I'm from Cincinnati!" She then bursts into "C-I-N-C-I-N-N-A-T-I," a song about the city, and encourages everyone to sing along in an effort to help her friends clear their minds and free themselves from the evil fumes. It works.
5th Jun '15 6:19:53 PM Narsil
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The Me And My Girl examples don't fit the trope—they're all songs that tie into the plot, even if they could tie into a great many other musicals' plots too.
* In ''MeAndMyGirl'': ---> "Hey Everybody! Lets do the Lambeth Walk!" --->"Okay!" --->[[HilarityEnsues Lambeth Walk ensues.]] ** Pretty much any song in this musical not referring directly to Hareford sounds like it could be in any other story. "I am happy and in love with my girlfriend." "I am seducing you and you are having none of it." "When you are in love you are sometimes sad but must follow your feelings." "Love is wonderful, isn't it?" Curtain.
21st Mar '15 5:17:18 PM Thainen
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* ''Film/LightsOfNewYork'': part of the movie as set in a cabaret, so director put in a song number with zero plot significance.
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