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20th May '18 4:02:50 PM DavidDelony
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* DroneOfDread: The buzzing synthesizer drone in "Hey You", representing the worms.

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* DroneOfDread: The buzzing synthesizer drone in "Hey You", You" and "Is There Anybody Out There?", representing the worms.
20th May '18 4:01:07 PM DavidDelony
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* DroneOfDread: The buzzing synthesizer drone in "Hey You", representing the worms.
6th May '18 9:56:21 PM Bleazy02
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** Real life example for "Another Brick In The Wall"; the entire point of the album, being about the social wall Pink constructed for himself, and how in said song the teachers were just another brick building his wall, completely went over a majority of the audiences heads, who instead took a different interpretation, focusing instead on the lyrics "We don't need no thought-control". The result was everyone thinking the song was about schools being a form of {{Brainwashing}}. Unfortunately that [[AccidentalAesop couldn't have been further from the point]].
1st May '18 5:47:16 PM DavidDelony
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: If the idea of a rock star turning a concert into a neo-fascist rally sounds ridiculous, remember that Music/EricClapton delivered a racist rant on-stage in Birmingham in 1976. In another parallel with Pink, he was very drunk at the time. Music/DavidBowie had also toyed with fascist imagery in the ''Music/StationToStation'' era with his "Thin White Duke" persona, and once infamously advocated the idea of a Fascist Britain during an in-character interview. There are also numerous photos of Bowie from that era where he either is or appears to be giving the Nazi Salute.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: If the idea of a rock star turning a concert into a neo-fascist rally sounds ridiculous, remember that Music/EricClapton delivered a racist rant on-stage in Birmingham in 1976. In another parallel with Pink, he was very drunk at the time. Music/DavidBowie had also toyed with fascist imagery in the ''Music/StationToStation'' era with his "Thin White Duke" persona, and once infamously advocated the idea of a Fascist fascist Britain during an in-character interview. There are also numerous photos of Bowie from that era where he either is or appears to be giving the Nazi Salute.salute. Bowie deeply regretted these comments and attributed them to psychosis induced by heavy cocaine use.
1st May '18 5:42:27 PM DavidDelony
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! '''''If they catch you in the backseat trying to pick her tropes, they're going to send you back to Mother in a cardboard box! YOU BETTER RUN!''''':

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! '''''If they catch you in '''''So ya thought ya might like to go to the backseat trying to pick her tropes, they're going to send you back to Mother in a cardboard box! YOU BETTER RUN!''''':tropes''''':
1st May '18 8:32:19 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** The eponymous wall is also referenced in the last verse of ''Echoes'': "And through the window in ''the wall'' comes streaming in on sunlight wings/ a million bright ambassadors of morning". The full version of ''Echoes'' carries a number of themes that seems to link in to the same patterns: disconnection, loss of communication, and after a long (instrumental) struggle, re-connection, when the singer at the end of the song can "throw the windows wide and call to you across the skies". This wall, at least, ''has'' a window.
29th Apr '18 6:57:45 PM Steam_Lord
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* JokerJury[=/=]KangarooCourt: "The Trial", where Pink puts ''himself'' on trial, with only one possible conclusion. However it ultimately proves useful as the judge orders him to tear down the wall that had divided him from everyone else.

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* JokerJury[=/=]KangarooCourt: "The Trial", where Pink puts ''himself'' on trial, with only one possible conclusion.conclusion (the judge doesn't even need the jury's input). However it ultimately proves useful as the judge orders him to tear down the wall that had divided him from everyone else.
29th Apr '18 6:54:30 PM Steam_Lord
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* AnimalMotifs: The worms. Starting in "Hey You", they are, according to Waters, "symbols of negative forces within ourselves, [of] decay. The worms can only get at us because there isn't any light or whatever in our lives".

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* AnimalMotifs: The worms. Starting in "Hey You", they are, according to Waters, "symbols of negative forces within ourselves, [of] decay. The worms can only get at us because there isn't any light or whatever in our lives". The judge is a worm named Worm before he turns into a buttocks.
5th Apr '18 7:37:08 PM PrimeEvil
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: On the "Wall Live 1980-1981" tour CD, emcee Gary Yudman introduces the band before "In the Flesh?" He's the typical, peppy emcee, delivering his lines with verve. He reappears before "In the Flesh," and he introduces the Surrogate Band with all the peppy verve of a zombie. Nothing, [[NoFourthWall not even the emcee]], is safe from the shadow of the wall.
2nd Mar '18 2:00:57 PM bt8257
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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Played horrifically straight in the movie during the animated sequence for "Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now?" In the sequence, a wall of personal possessions (cars, stereos, [=TVs=], etc.) turns into a wall of buildings, which turns into the titular white brick wall. The Wall moves across the land at frightening speed, turning flowers into barbed wire, and babies into skinhead goons. It even ploughs its way through a church, transforming it into a neon-lit casino that spews neon bricks.
* AlbumTitleDrop: The wall is mentioned with that exact wording in all three parts of "Another Brick In The Wall", "Mother", "Empty Spaces"/"What Shall We Do Now", "Hey You", "In The Flesh", "The Trial", and "Outside the Wall". There is also a mention of the wall without using the wording "the wall" in "Waiting For The Worms".

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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Played horrifically straight in the movie during the animated sequence for "Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now?" In the sequence, a wall of personal possessions (cars, stereos, [=TVs=], etc.) turns into a wall of buildings, which turns into the titular white brick wall. The Wall moves across the land at frightening speed, turning flowers into barbed wire, and babies into skinhead goons. It even ploughs plows its way through a church, transforming it into a neon-lit casino that spews neon bricks.
* AlbumTitleDrop: The wall is mentioned with that exact wording in all three parts of "Another Brick In The in the Wall", "Mother", "Empty Spaces"/"What Shall We Do Now", "Hey You", "In The the Flesh", "The Trial", and "Outside the Wall". There is also a mention of the wall without using the wording "the wall" in "Waiting For The for the Worms".



* AluminumChristmasTrees: If the idea of a rock star turning a concert into a neo-fascist rally sounds ridiculous, remember that Music/EricClapton delivered a racist rant on-stage a few years before the album was released. In another parallel with Pink, he was very drunk at the time. Music/DavidBowie had also toyed with fascist imagery in the ''Music/StationToStation'' era with his "Thin White Duke" persona, and once infamously advocated the idea of a Fascist Britain during an in-character interview. There are also numerous photos of Bowie from that era where he either is or appears to be giving the Nazi Salute.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Briefly. The Doctor in "Comfortably Numb" has Roger Waters' impression of a California accent, which in combination with his delivery makes him sound uncannily like Music/WeirdAlYankovic. Potentially a source of {{Narm}} for some.
* {{Animal Motif|s}}: The worms. Starting in "Hey You", they are, according to Waters, "symbols of negative forces within ourselves, [of] decay. The worms can only get at us because there isn't any light or whatever in our lives".

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: If the idea of a rock star turning a concert into a neo-fascist rally sounds ridiculous, remember that Music/EricClapton delivered a racist rant on-stage a few years before the album was released.in Birmingham in 1976. In another parallel with Pink, he was very drunk at the time. Music/DavidBowie had also toyed with fascist imagery in the ''Music/StationToStation'' era with his "Thin White Duke" persona, and once infamously advocated the idea of a Fascist Britain during an in-character interview. There are also numerous photos of Bowie from that era where he either is or appears to be giving the Nazi Salute.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Briefly. The Doctor in "Comfortably Numb" has Roger Waters' impression of a California accent, which in combination with his delivery makes him sound uncannily like Music/WeirdAlYankovic. Potentially a source of {{Narm}} for some.
Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
* {{Animal Motif|s}}: AnimalMotifs: The worms. Starting in "Hey You", they are, according to Waters, "symbols of negative forces within ourselves, [of] decay. The worms can only get at us because there isn't any light or whatever in our lives".



* ApplianceDefenestration: One of Pink's televisions suffers this fate during his rampage through his hotel room in "One Of My Turns."
* AssimilationAcademy: "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" and "Another Brick in the Wall Part II"

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* ApplianceDefenestration: One of Pink's televisions suffers this fate during his rampage through his hotel room in "One Of of My Turns."
Turns".
* AssimilationAcademy: "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" and "Another Brick in the Wall Part II"(Part 2)"



* AuthorAvatar[=/=]CompositeCharacter: Pink is based on Music/RogerWaters, with a bit of Music/SydBarrett. There's also a good amount of illustrator/animator Gerald Scarfe in there, too, particularly on "Another Brick in the Wall," "Goodbye Blue Sky," and "Comfortably Numb."

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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]CompositeCharacter: Pink is based on Music/RogerWaters, with a bit of Music/SydBarrett. There's also a good amount of illustrator/animator Gerald Scarfe in there, too, particularly on "Another Brick in the Wall," Wall", "Goodbye Blue Sky," Sky", and "Comfortably Numb."Numb".


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* QuestioningTitle: "In the Flesh?" and "Is There Anybody Out There?"
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