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21st Nov '16 2:34:37 PM WileK209
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* This [[http://youtu.be/xHQNIa0eBLA?t=9m46s Tang/Honeycomb sweepstakes commercial]] shows kids throwing out "obsolete" music formats (but strangely not compact discs) in favor of MP3 players instead. When a whole box of records is dumped into a dumpster, they all shatter like glass, and then they throw in the ''record player'' and let it break too.


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* This [[http://youtu.be/xHQNIa0eBLA?t=9m46s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUYY3VsTuxU Tang/Honeycomb sweepstakes commercial]] from 2001 shows kids throwing out "obsolete" music formats (but strangely not compact discs) in favor of MP3 players instead. When a whole box of records is dumped into a dumpster, they all shatter like glass, and then they throw in dump the ''record player'' and let it break too.

1st Nov '16 6:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* A running gag on ''TheGoodies'' was Tim making patriotic speeches with "Land of Hope and Glory" playing. At one point, Bill gets fed up with his pontificating and [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn tries to smash the record]]. Apparently, they'd been given a prop record that wouldn't shatter, so (as can be seen in the HilariousOuttakes) after a few tries Tim snatched it off Bill and tried to break it over his head.

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* A running gag on ''TheGoodies'' ''Series/TheGoodies'' was Tim making patriotic speeches with "Land of Hope and Glory" playing. At one point, Bill gets fed up with his pontificating and [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn tries to smash the record]]. Apparently, they'd been given a prop record that wouldn't shatter, so (as can be seen in the HilariousOuttakes) after a few tries Tim snatched it off Bill and tried to break it over his head.
19th Oct '16 4:08:01 AM Morgenthaler
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1st Jun '16 9:17:26 AM MasoTey
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* In the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' finale, Major Winchester breaks the classical record he was listening to after [[spoiler:he finds out the band he had formed got killed in an ambush.]] This may or may not be an example of the trope; in 1953, when the Korean War ended, large-diameter shellac records were still quite common.
** The show had a few of those. One episode had Hawkeye and BJ breaking all of Winchester's records by smashing them against their heads.

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* In the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had a few of these.
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finale, Major Winchester breaks the classical record he was listening to after [[spoiler:he finds out the band he had formed got killed in an ambush.]] This may or may not be an example of the trope; in 1953, when the Korean War ended, large-diameter shellac records were still quite common.
** The show had a few of those. One episode had Hawkeye and BJ breaking all of Winchester's records by smashing them against their heads.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' took this UpToEleven in the episode "D.J. the D.J." when Dishonest John gets Cecil to produce his song as a record. He sings "Kid, your records are going to sell like hotcakes!" and stuffs a huge stack of LPs into Cecil's mouth and [[VisualPun pours syrup over the records]]. Then he adds, "I think that you're [[HurricaneOfPuns going to be a smash!]]" and hits Cecil on the head with a huge mallet, shattering the records.* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Shaggy is fed up with the ghosts' song and dance number at one point, swipes the record off their record player, and smashes it on the ground as if it were made of glass.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' took this UpToEleven in the episode "D.J. the D.J." when Dishonest John gets Cecil to produce his song as a record. He sings "Kid, your records are going to sell like hotcakes!" and stuffs a huge stack of LPs [=LPs=] into Cecil's mouth and [[VisualPun pours syrup over the records]]. Then he adds, "I think that you're [[HurricaneOfPuns going to be a smash!]]" and hits Cecil on the head with a huge mallet, shattering the records.records.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Shaggy is fed up with the ghosts' song and dance number at one point, swipes the record off their record player, and smashes it on the ground as if it were made of glass.
1st Jun '16 6:41:28 AM WileK209
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* Averted on ''LeaveItToBeaver'' in the episode "Dance Contest." Fed up with Theodore and Larry dancing and fooling around to his cha-cha instructional record, Wally attempts to remove it from his phonograph, only he forgot to remove the record changer arm, so he winds up breaking the vinyl LP in half.

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* Averted A realistic variant is seen on ''LeaveItToBeaver'' in the episode "Dance Contest." Fed up with Theodore and Larry dancing and fooling around to his cha-cha instructional record, Wally attempts to remove it from his phonograph, only he forgot to remove the record changer arm, so he winds up breaking the vinyl LP in half.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Shaggy is fed up with the ghosts' song and dance number at one point, swipes the record off their record player, and smashes it on the ground as if it were made of glass.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'' took this UpToEleven in the episode "D.J. the D.J." when Dishonest John gets Cecil to produce his song as a record. He sings "Kid, your records are going to sell like hotcakes!" and stuffs a huge stack of LPs into Cecil's mouth and [[VisualPun pours syrup over the records]]. Then he adds, "I think that you're [[HurricaneOfPuns going to be a smash!]]" and hits Cecil on the head with a huge mallet, shattering the records.* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers'', Shaggy is fed up with the ghosts' song and dance number at one point, swipes the record off their record player, and smashes it on the ground as if it were made of glass.
30th May '16 8:13:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV5jdjrsVRU early '80s titles]] to ''TopOfThePops'' end with a vinyl record exploding into fragments in mid air. (Although this clearly wasn't dramatic enough, as the titles were later updated to have an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEgK1uNzEpY exploding TV instead]]).
* The modern ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' opening has vinyl records fall and shatter on the ground. Different record covers are occasionally shown. This is probably in homage to the ''TopOfThePops'' example above.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV5jdjrsVRU early '80s titles]] to ''TopOfThePops'' ''Series/TopOfThePops'' end with a vinyl record exploding into fragments in mid air. (Although this clearly wasn't dramatic enough, as the titles were later updated to have an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEgK1uNzEpY exploding TV instead]]).
* The modern ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' opening has vinyl records fall and shatter on the ground. Different record covers are occasionally shown. This is probably in homage to the ''TopOfThePops'' ''Series/TopOfThePops'' example above.
26th May '16 2:23:13 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In a "Mr. Know-It-All" segment from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle tries to get disc-jockey Boris to play his hit record.
-->'''Boris:''' I'd like you to hear ''my'' latest hit! ''(hits the record with a hammer)''
-->'''Bullwinkle:''' Sounds more like a hit-and-run.
19th May '16 4:23:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'', on a dare, Vince bites into one of Howard's records and breaks it into pieces.

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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'', ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', on a dare, Vince bites into one of Howard's records and breaks it into pieces.
7th May '16 12:12:25 PM dannybeans
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* In a scene in ''Film/DuckSoup'', Harpo produces a record when Trentino tells him to [[VisualPun see his record]]. An enraged Trentino tosses the record up in the air, and Harpo shoots it like he was shooting skeet, to which Chico awards him a cigar.

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* In a scene in ''Film/DuckSoup'', Harpo produces a record when Trentino tells him to [[VisualPun see his record]]. An enraged Trentino tosses the record up in the air, and Harpo shoots it like he was shooting skeet, to which Chico awards him a cigar.
25th Mar '16 11:48:38 PM MasoTey
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', Mr. Van Driessen rewards Beavis and Butt-Head with LPs from his own collection. The duo end up using the records like Frisbees, and one of them shatters noisily.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', Mr. Van Driessen rewards Beavis and Butt-Head with LPs from his own collection. The duo end up using the records like Frisbees, and one of them shatters noisily.
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