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5th Mar '17 9:26:24 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** A minor one for Arya in her first "dancing" lesson with Syrio Forel.
** Arya gets one again in Braavos, training to become a Faceless Man.
22nd Feb '17 8:41:34 AM costanton11
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** In ''Film/RockyIII'', ''Going Fly Now'' returns yet again.

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** In ''Film/RockyIII'', ''Going ''Gonna Fly Now'' returns yet again.
12th Feb '17 11:58:24 AM costanton11
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** In ''Film/RockyIII'', "Eye of the Tiger" by Music/{{Survivor}} comes into play.

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** In ''Film/RockyIII'', "Eye of the Tiger" by Music/{{Survivor}} comes into play.''Going Fly Now'' returns yet again.
8th Feb '17 7:32:54 PM erforce
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** In ''RockyIV '', we have both a regular training music montage and "Hearts on Fire".

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** In ''RockyIV ''Film/RockyIV '', we have both a regular training music montage and "Hearts on Fire".
4th Feb '17 12:48:50 AM erforce
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** Pedro, however, plays it straight (Film/{{Rocky}} parodies aside), when he is training to fight Gomez.

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** Pedro, however, plays it straight (Film/{{Rocky}} (''Film/{{Rocky}}'' parodies aside), when he is training to fight Gomez.



** In the first, it's ''Gonna Fly Now''. It is such an iconic example that it [[GonnaFlyNowMontage used to be the]] TropeNamer.
** In the second, it's a remixed ''Gonna Fly Now'', only with kids added in to show how much everybody loves Rocky.

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** In the first, [[Film/[[Rocky}} first]], it's ''Gonna "Gonna Fly Now''.Now". It is such an iconic example that it [[GonnaFlyNowMontage used to be the]] TropeNamer.
** In the second, ''Film/RockyII'', it's a remixed ''Gonna Fly Now'', only with kids added in to show how much everybody loves Rocky.



** In the third, ''Eye of the Tiger'' comes into play.
** In [[RockyIV the fourth]], we have both a regular training music montage and ''Hearts on Fire''.
** In [[Film/RockyV the fifth]], the featured song is ''Go For It! (Heart and Fire)''.
** The final movie saw a rousing return of ''Gonna Fly Now''.
* Film/TheKarateKid spoofs this, by showing the training without uplifting music and Daniel resenting the training, since he hasn't been told of its purpose - he thinks it's [[WaxOnWaxOff simple household chores]]. Later used straight becoming one of the definitive training montages that gets parodied today with the aforementioned "You're the Best" theme.

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** In the third, ''Eye ''Film/RockyIII'', "Eye of the Tiger'' Tiger" by Music/{{Survivor}} comes into play.
** In [[RockyIV the fourth]], ''RockyIV '', we have both a regular training music montage and ''Hearts "Hearts on Fire''.
Fire".
** In [[Film/RockyV the fifth]], ''Film/RockyV'', the featured song is ''Go "Go For It! (Heart and Fire)''.
Fire)".
** The final movie ''Film/RockyBalboa'' saw a rousing return of ''Gonna Fly Now''.
* Film/TheKarateKid ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' spoofs this, by showing the training without uplifting music and Daniel resenting the training, since he hasn't been told of its purpose - he thinks it's [[WaxOnWaxOff simple household chores]]. Later used straight becoming one of the definitive training montages that gets parodied today with the aforementioned "You're the Best" theme.
10th Jan '17 7:04:20 PM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', there was a workout montage where Yang is trying to get fit, complete with a remix of "I Burn" to the tune of [[Music/{{Survivor}} "Eye of the Tiger']].
9th Jan '17 6:44:13 AM Pseudoname
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* Lampshaded and averted in [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/2008 this]] ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' strip.
7th Jan '17 11:13:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''LazyTown '' had one of these. Sportacus was training Ziggy to be a hero like him. The music even vaguely sounded like the Rocky music.

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* ''LazyTown ''Series/LazyTown '' had one of these. Sportacus was training Ziggy to be a hero like him. The music even vaguely sounded like the Rocky music.
15th Dec '16 2:35:25 PM rafi
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* In Episode 2 of ''Series/{{Galavant}}', when Isabella decides to make Galavant return to top form. It's even complete with a pseudo-'70s-rock song called "Stand down!" RealityEnsues, though, and the montage makes Galavant's body so stiff he can't move the next day.

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* In Episode 2 of ''Series/{{Galavant}}', ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', when Isabella decides to make Galavant return to top form. It's even complete with a pseudo-'70s-rock song called "Stand down!" RealityEnsues, though, and the montage makes Galavant's body so stiff he can't move the next day.
15th Dec '16 2:34:54 PM rafi
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* Michael Bluth goes through one in the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Notapusy" courtesy of his nephew, Steve Holt.
* Parodied in ''Bargearse'' (a GagDub of Australian cop show ''Bluey'') where the overweight cop tries jogging to "Gonna Fly Now", only to end up LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand when he has a heart attack.
-->"It was your fault for playing that Rocky theme!"
* Parodied in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon and Raj intently study a whiteboard...complete with fast cuts and "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background. ''Twice.''



* Spoofed in an episode of ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie''. Babar is walking down the street reading a book of Curling rules and regulations. He proceeds to walk past people playing various other sports and up a flight of stairs, then turns around and holds the book in the air. Oh yea, and an oddly played version of ''Gonna Fly Now'' is indeed playing.
* Parodied in the subplot to the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' 3-parter "Breaking Up Is Easy To Do", where Kelly trains for a brawl with a rival actress over a movie role. It begins with her trying to drink raw eggs while they're still in their shells.



* Previews for ''Series/TheTonightShow with Conan O'Brien'' showed Conan [[BeachEpisode running down the beach]] in [[FanDisservice a suit jacket and tie]] to the tune of ''Eye of The Tiger'' to indicate him loosening up for the move to [[HollywoodCalifornia LA]].

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* Previews for ''Series/TheTonightShow Parodied on ''Series/EvenStevens'': Louis, having learned that 97-pound-weakling Tom is actually a black belt, asks Tom to "teach me your ways." A montage then depicts Louis failing at preposterously easy tasks (like punching through a celery stalk). He is dismayed to learn that [[TrainingFromHell it takes nine years to learn Tom's "ways"]].
* Parodied in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''
with Conan O'Brien'' showed Conan [[BeachEpisode running down hilarity. Will spends time training to fight the beach]] in [[FanDisservice bully from the opening sequence.
* In Episode 2 of ''Series/{{Galavant}}', when Isabella decides to make Galavant return to top form. It's even complete with
a suit jacket pseudo-'70s-rock song called "Stand down!" RealityEnsues, though, and tie]] to the tune of ''Eye of The Tiger'' to indicate him loosening up for the montage makes Galavant's body so stiff he can't move to [[HollywoodCalifornia LA]].the next day.
* Duncan and Richie have one in ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' "Eye for an Eye". A portion of the franchise's Queen "Princes of the Universe" theme played with it.



* Done in an episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' with ''hamboning'', of all things.

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* Done Spoofed in an episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie''. Babar is walking down the street reading a book of Curling rules and regulations. He proceeds to walk past people playing various other sports and up a flight of stairs, then turns around and holds the book in the air. Oh yea, and an oddly played version of ''Gonna Fly Now'' is indeed playing.
* ''Series/MacGyver'': Earl Dent goes through one when he is being trained by his 14 year old daughter Ronnie is preparation for his comeback fight in TheBoxingEpisode "Split Decision". Lots of running on a beach is involved.
* Parodied in the subplot to the ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' 3-parter "Breaking Up Is Easy To Do", where Kelly trains for a brawl
with ''hamboning'', a rival actress over a movie role. It begins with her trying to drink raw eggs while they're still in their shells.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheMiddle'', when Sue and Brad are training for a square dance competition. There's even a square dance version
of all things."Eye of the Tiger" playing during the scene.



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': One occurs in "Death Takes a Dive" as Jessica works to get prize fighter 'Blaster' Boyle back into shape for his fight.



* Parodied in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon and Raj intently study a whiteboard...complete with fast cuts and "Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background. ''Twice.''
* Parodied on ''Series/EvenStevens'': Louis, having learned that 97-pound-weakling Tom is actually a black belt, asks Tom to "teach me your ways." A montage then depicts Louis failing at preposterously easy tasks (like punching through a celery stalk). He is dismayed to learn that [[TrainingFromHell it takes nine years to learn Tom's "ways"]].
* Parodied in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' with hilarity. Will spends time training to fight the bully from the opening sequence.
* Also parodied in ''Bargearse'' (a GagDub of Australian cop show ''Bluey'') where the overweight cop tries jogging to "Gonna Fly Now", only to end up LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand when he has a heart attack.
-->"It was your fault for playing that Rocky theme!"
* Duncan and Richie have one in ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' "Eye for an Eye". A portion of the franchise's Queen "Princes of the Universe" theme played with it.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheMiddle'', when Sue and Brad are training for a square dance competition. There's even a square dance version of "Eye of the Tiger" playing during the scene.
* Michael Bluth goes through one in the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Notapusy" courtesy of his nephew, Steve Holt.
* ''Series/MacGyver'': Earl Dent goes through one when he is being trained by his 14 year old daughter Ronnie is preparation for his comeback fight in TheBoxingEpisode "Split Decision". Lots of running on a beach is involved.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': One occurs in "Death Takes a Dive" as Jessica works to get prize fighter 'Blaster' Boyle back into shape for his fight.

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* Parodied in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon and Raj intently study a whiteboard...complete Previews for ''Series/TheTonightShow with fast cuts Conan O'Brien'' showed Conan [[BeachEpisode running down the beach]] in [[FanDisservice a suit jacket and "Eye of tie]] to the Tiger" playing in tune of ''Eye of The Tiger'' to indicate him loosening up for the background. ''Twice.''
* Parodied on ''Series/EvenStevens'': Louis, having learned that 97-pound-weakling Tom is actually a black belt, asks Tom
move to "teach me your ways." A montage then depicts Louis failing at preposterously easy tasks (like punching through a celery stalk). He is dismayed to learn that [[TrainingFromHell it takes nine years to learn Tom's "ways"]].
[[HollywoodCalifornia LA]].
* Parodied Done in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' with hilarity. Will spends time training to fight the bully from the opening sequence.
* Also parodied in ''Bargearse'' (a GagDub of Australian cop show ''Bluey'') where the overweight cop tries jogging to "Gonna Fly Now", only to end up LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand when he has a heart attack.
-->"It was your fault for playing that Rocky theme!"
* Duncan and Richie have one in ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' "Eye for
an Eye". A portion of the franchise's Queen "Princes of the Universe" theme played with it.
* Parodied in ''Series/TheMiddle'', when Sue and Brad are training for a square dance competition. There's even a square dance version of "Eye of the Tiger" playing during the scene.
* Michael Bluth goes through one in the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
episode "Notapusy" courtesy of his nephew, Steve Holt.
* ''Series/MacGyver'': Earl Dent goes through one when he is being trained by his 14 year old daughter Ronnie is preparation for his comeback fight in TheBoxingEpisode "Split Decision". Lots
''Series/{{Victorious}}'' with ''hamboning'', of running on a beach is involved.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': One occurs in "Death Takes a Dive" as Jessica works to get prize fighter 'Blaster' Boyle back into shape for his fight.
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