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1st May '16 8:01:30 PM MsChibi
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* Similarly, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4zr0I47zg the Prevue Channel]] (later called the Magazine/TVGuide channel) used to play Muzak while it scrolled through the TV listings available from the viewer's cable or satellite provider.
28th Apr '16 2:49:19 PM WillKeaton
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* When the player enters any elevator in ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the background music changes to a suspiciously "Ipanema"-like ditty. Which creates ''horrible'' MoodWhiplash when you've just barely managed to blast your way through creepy dark areas full of creepy enemies while listening to creepy audio logs... and then you're in the elevator, and hearing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aOszMedO2M this]]. Or when you ''exit'' the elevator and find yourself facing a room full of zombie mutants that want to eat your brains.

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* When the player enters any elevator in ''VideoGame/SystemShock'', the background music changes to a suspiciously "Ipanema"-like ditty. Which creates ''horrible'' MoodWhiplash when you've just barely managed to blast your way through creepy dark areas full of creepy enemies while listening to creepy audio logs... and then you're in the elevator, and hearing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aOszMedO2M this]]. this.]] Or when you ''exit'' the elevator and find yourself facing a room full of zombie mutants that want to eat your brains.



* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}} 3: Shadow of Oblivion'' has a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to "Ipanema" titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjnDTdsEmgA "The Girl from Galyanna"]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}} 3: Shadow of Oblivion'' has a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to "Ipanema" titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjnDTdsEmgA "The Girl from Galyanna"]].Galyanna."]]



* In the Genesis game ''Zero Tolerance'', every elevator on the space station has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXaNTAD54mg this music]].

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* In the Genesis game ''Zero Tolerance'', every elevator on the space station has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXaNTAD54mg this music]].music.]]
7th Apr '16 9:30:20 AM StFan
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* In an [[HilariousOuttakes outtake]] for ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Season 4, the actors are huddled in a corner of a Wraith set (a teleportation room in the corresponding episode). This looks so much like an UncomfortableElevatorMoment that David Hewlett [[InvokedTrope starts humming]] "The Girl from Ipanema", cracking them up.
* This trope is also ''averted'' in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Sam Carter and Jack O'Neill are standing in one of the lifts at the SGC, having a bit of an UncomfortableElevatorMoment, and Sam starts humming [[ThemeTuneCameo the show's]] ''ThemeSong''. Behind-the-scene commentary reveals that Amanda Tapping originaly wanted this to be the theme song for ''[=MacGyver=]'' (as an ActorAllusion to Richard Dean Anderson), but nobody could remember it right.

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* In an [[HilariousOuttakes outtake]] for ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Season 4, the actors are huddled in a corner of a Wraith set (a teleportation room in the corresponding episode). This looks so much like an UncomfortableElevatorMoment that David Hewlett [[InvokedTrope starts humming]] "The Girl from Ipanema", cracking them up.
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* This trope is also ''averted'' in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Sam Carter and Jack O'Neill are standing in one of the lifts at the SGC, having a bit of an UncomfortableElevatorMoment, and Sam starts humming [[ThemeTuneCameo the show's]] ''ThemeSong''. Behind-the-scene commentary reveals that Amanda Tapping originaly originally wanted this to be the theme song for ''[=MacGyver=]'' (as an ActorAllusion to Richard Dean Anderson), but nobody could remember it right.



* TheWeatherChannel used to do a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3kkCMGWjAo "Local on the Eights"]] (or simply a Local Forecast) which showed the current weather in the viewer's region (usually sponsored by their cable or satellite provider), as well as a forecast for the next few days, so that viewers would not have to wait for their region to come up on a national forecast, or sit through international and tropical weather forecasts, in order to get a forecast pertinent to them. As everything was being shown on the screen, Muzak played in the background. The Muzak would change every so often, and in December, there was usually ''holiday'' Muzak as well.

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* TheWeatherChannel Creator/TheWeatherChannel used to do a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3kkCMGWjAo "Local on the Eights"]] (or simply a Local Forecast) which showed the current weather in the viewer's region (usually sponsored by their cable or satellite provider), as well as a forecast for the next few days, so that viewers would not have to wait for their region to come up on a national forecast, or sit through international and tropical weather forecasts, in order to get a forecast pertinent to them. As everything was being shown on the screen, Muzak played in the background. The Muzak would change every so often, and in December, there was usually ''holiday'' Muzak as well.



* In the ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'' review of ''VideoGame/XPerts'', this classic elevator muzak is used when [=JdG=] points out that, unlike in many other games, you have to ''wait'' for an elevator to show up.



* SecretSquirrel, in his race car, is in an elevator rushing to save Morocco Mole on the roof of a building (episode "Hot Rodney"). Some "Ipanema" style music plays as another passenger looks on uncomfortably.
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', the Devil (before he was Bowdlerized to 'The Red Guy') takes an elevator from Hell to the surface world, with Muzak.

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* SecretSquirrel, ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'', episode "Hot Rodney": Secret Squirrel, in his race car, is in an elevator rushing to save Morocco Mole on the roof of a building (episode "Hot Rodney"). building. Some "Ipanema" style "Ipanema"-style music plays as another passenger looks on uncomfortably.
* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', the Devil (before he was Bowdlerized to 'The "The Red Guy') Guy") takes an elevator from Hell to the surface world, with Muzak.muzak.
10th Mar '16 8:19:57 PM RAraya
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In RealLife, of course, it was once a common practice for elevators to have soft instrumental music piped in as a means to relax the nerves of jittery or claustrophobic passengers, this also being the rule for department stores/shopping malls and grocery stores/supermarkets. However, this fell out of favor in the 1990s and ever since
the relatively few elevators that ''have'' music will have the actual songs rather than the instrumental knock-offs, making this in general a ForgottenTrope, and a DeadHorseTrope in the case of this song.

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In RealLife, of course, it was once a common practice for elevators to have soft instrumental music piped in as a means to relax the nerves of jittery or claustrophobic passengers, this also being the rule for department stores/shopping malls and grocery stores/supermarkets. However, this fell out of favor in the 1990s and ever since
since the noticeably smaller number of places (including the relatively few elevators elevators) that ''have'' music will have the actual songs rather than the instrumental knock-offs, making this in general a ForgottenTrope, and a DeadHorseTrope in the case of this song.
1st Mar '16 8:52:33 PM MsChibi
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* TheWeatherChannel used to do a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3kkCMGWjAo "Local on the Eights"]] (or simply a Local Forecast) which showed the current weather in the viewer's region (usually sponsored by their cable or satellite provider), as well as a forecast for the next few days, so that viewers would not have to wait for their region to come up on a national forecast, or sit through international and tropical weather forecasts, in order to get a forecast pertinent to them. As everything was being shown on the screen, Muzak played in the background. The Muzak would change every so often, and in December, there was usually ''holiday'' Muzak as well.
19th Feb '16 1:33:56 PM Sark0TAG
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* The warehouse elevator in ''VideoGame/PajamaSam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening'' does this.
11th Feb '16 4:49:46 PM RAraya
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In RealLife, of course, it was once a common practice for elevators to have soft instrumental music piped in as a means to relax the nerves of jittery or claustrophobic passengers. Nowadays, few if any elevators actually ''have'' music anymore, making this something of a DeadHorseTrope.

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In RealLife, of course, it was once a common practice for elevators to have soft instrumental music piped in as a means to relax the nerves of jittery or claustrophobic passengers. Nowadays, passengers, this also being the rule for department stores/shopping malls and grocery stores/supermarkets. However, this fell out of favor in the 1990s and ever since
the relatively
few if any elevators actually that ''have'' music anymore, will have the actual songs rather than the instrumental knock-offs, making this something in general a ForgottenTrope, and a DeadHorseTrope in the case of a DeadHorseTrope.
this song.
9th Feb '16 10:45:21 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has muzak on some elevators, such as the one to the Diamond City mayor's office.
29th Jan '16 12:35:07 AM bwburke94
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* The ''Series/{{Angel}}: After the Fall'' comics, the Senior Partners send the entire city to Hell midway through the TV show's BolivianArmyEnding. It should come as no surprise what music plays when Spike gets in an elevator...

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* The ''Series/{{Angel}}: In the ''[[ComicBook/AngelIDW Angel: After the Fall'' Fall]]'' comics, the Senior Partners send the entire city to Hell midway through [[Series/{{Angel}} the TV show's show]]'s BolivianArmyEnding. It should come as no surprise what music plays when Spike gets in an elevator...
10th Jan '16 9:40:24 AM Diask
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** The [[DynamicLoading Space Elevators]] come complete with [[RecycledINSPACE Space Muzak]]. Specifically, they're all muzak arrangements of several of the more dramatic pieces from the game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAcIGhh5Yo Which makes them a lot less dramatic.]]

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** The [[DynamicLoading Space Elevators]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' come complete with [[RecycledINSPACE Space Muzak]].Muzak. Specifically, they're all muzak arrangements of several of the more dramatic pieces from the game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAcIGhh5Yo Which makes them a lot less dramatic.]]



* In the pilot episode of ''CowAndChicken'', the Devil (before he was Bowdlerized to 'The Red Guy') takes an elevator from Hell to the surface world, with Muzak.

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* In the pilot episode of ''CowAndChicken'', ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', the Devil (before he was Bowdlerized to 'The Red Guy') takes an elevator from Hell to the surface world, with Muzak.
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