History SoundtrackDissonance / WesternAnimation

1st Mar '17 12:07:41 PM Siempie
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Future Vision", Steven's panicky {{imagine spot}}s about the various ways he could get killed are accompanied by a jaunty jazz piano tune called "Death Rag".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
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In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Future Vision", Steven's panicky {{imagine spot}}s about the various ways he could get killed are accompanied by a jaunty jazz piano tune called "Death Rag".Rag".
** In "Gem Drill", Steven and Peridot are drilling down to destroy [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Cluster]]. When Steven announces he wishes he'd brought music with him, Peridot puts on incredibly cheery [[https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-futurisms elevator music]]. That's right before the drill is attacked by Gem mutants.
19th Feb '17 9:19:43 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** The episode "Elephant logic" features a happy-go-lucky children's song that plays when the main protagonists are under attack by military soldiers.

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** The episode "Elephant logic" Logic" features a happy-go-lucky children's song that plays when the main protagonists are under attack by military soldiers.
9th Jan '17 6:19:17 PM notahandle
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** Then there was the episode which continued this trend, ending on a song with the line "I will wait for you/for a thousand summers", which twisted the theme of ironic end themes in that this one is played straight -- the ending of the episode revealed that [[spoiler:after Fry was frozen, his dog was [[UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} so loyal that he literally waited for him, in the same spot, every day until he died]].]]

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** Then there was the episode which continued this trend, ending on a song with the line "I "[[Film/TheUmbrellasOfCherbourg I will wait for you/for you [=/=] for a thousand summers", summers]]", which twisted the theme of ironic end themes in that this one is played straight -- the ending of the episode revealed that [[spoiler:after Fry was frozen, his dog was [[UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} so loyal that he literally waited for him, in the same spot, every day until he died]].]]
9th Mar '16 10:39:15 AM Vir
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* The big series finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' reaches the climax of its [[CainAndAbel Zuko and Azula]] subplot when the two challenge each other to one final Agni Kai. We expect some epic, fast-paced music to start, but instead, the melody that greets us is a very sad-sounding, slow, beautiful piece called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksy1kWdu9Rs&list=PL6DE1786CC810D0A9&index=38 The Last Agni Kai]]".

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* The big series finale GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' reaches the climax of its [[CainAndAbel Zuko and Azula]] subplot when the two challenge each other to one final Agni Kai. We expect some epic, fast-paced music to start, but instead, the melody that greets us is a very sad-sounding, slow, beautiful piece called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksy1kWdu9Rs&list=PL6DE1786CC810D0A9&index=38 The Last Agni Kai]]".
25th Jan '16 4:38:30 PM Andyroid
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* The opening of SonicSatam: Bafflingly, it depicts Robotnik's conquest and roboticisation of Mobotropolis while a BraggingThemeTune keeps going on about how cool and fast Sonic is.

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* The opening of SonicSatam: ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': Bafflingly, it depicts Robotnik's conquest and roboticisation roboticization of Mobotropolis while a BraggingThemeTune keeps going on about how cool and fast Sonic is.is.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Future Vision", Steven's panicky {{imagine spot}}s about the various ways he could get killed are accompanied by a jaunty jazz piano tune called "Death Rag".
8th Jan '16 2:07:25 PM accidentallythesun
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** Speaking of ''American Dad!'', we'd be terribly remiss if we neglected to mention [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlzgmr_9sPA this gem]] from "Roy Rogers McFreely". A dangerous car chase between Roger, and Stan-Terry-and-Greg... [[ItmKaesJustAsMuchSenseInContext set to a relaxed ballad about dogs and cats, sung in Spanish.]]

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** Speaking of ''American Dad!'', we'd be terribly remiss if we neglected to mention [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlzgmr_9sPA this gem]] from "Roy Rogers McFreely". A dangerous car chase between Roger, and Stan-Terry-and-Greg... [[ItmKaesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext set to a relaxed ballad about dogs and cats, sung in Spanish.]]
8th Jan '16 2:06:21 PM accidentallythesun
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** Speaking of ''American Dad!'', we'd be terribly remiss if we neglected to mention [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlzgmr_9sPA this gem]] from "Roy Rogers McFreely". A dangerous car chase between Roger, and Stan-Terry-and-Greg... [[ItmKaesJustAsMuchSenseInContext set to a relaxed ballad about dogs and cats, sung in Spanish.]]
16th Dec '15 11:02:07 PM 10-13-2
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has a truly wonderful soundtrack. One of the happiest, cheeriest themes heard frequently throughout the series is a upbeat flute-played tune that would be right at home in a circus... which also happens to be [[MonsterClown The Joker's]] theme music. He sometimes [[ThemeTuneCameo whistles it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has a truly wonderful soundtrack.
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One of the happiest, cheeriest themes heard frequently throughout the series is a upbeat flute-played tune that would be right at home in a circus... which also happens to be [[MonsterClown The Joker's]] theme music. He sometimes [[ThemeTuneCameo whistles it]].it]].
** The Penguin's theme sounds nasty and threatening...which is a bit strange, since this version of the character is quite soft-spoken and at times AffablyEvil - not the quacking maniac we remember from Burgess Meredith and [=Danny DeVito=] portrayals.
** Poison Ivy's theme is soft, dreamlike and chimey. This is a woman who regularly murders people in the most sadistic ways she can think of.



** There's also the episode "The Forgotten." Gotham City is a steel-clad, faux-1940s metropolis, so you'd expect to hear overly dramatic classical music (which we do) or else jazz and/or showtunes (which we sometimes do). But in this episode the action shifts to some sort of arid, rocky landscape out west (could be South Dakota, or maybe Wyoming) so that Batman can capture some [[CorruptHick Corrupt Hicks]] who have kidnapped and enslaved homeless people in order to mine gold. The hicks' theme is as "frontier" as all-get- out, with rapidly-played harmonicas and a booming basso guitar straight out of a Western movie.

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** There's also the episode "The Forgotten." Gotham City is a steel-clad, faux-1940s metropolis, so you'd expect to hear overly dramatic classical music (which we do) or else jazz and/or showtunes (which we sometimes do). But in this episode the action shifts to some sort of arid, rocky landscape out west (could be South Dakota, or maybe Wyoming) so that Batman can capture some [[CorruptHick Corrupt Hicks]] who have kidnapped and enslaved homeless people in order to mine gold. The hicks' theme is as "frontier" as all-get- out, all-get-out, with rapidly-played harmonicas and a booming basso guitar straight out of a Western movie.
16th Dec '15 10:55:17 PM 10-13-2
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** There's also the episode "The Forgotten." Gotham City is a steel-clad, faux-1940s metropolis, so you'd expect to hear overly dramatic classical music (which we do) or else jazz and/or showtunes (which we sometimes do). But in this episode the action shifts to some sort of arid, rocky landscape out west (could be South Dakota, or maybe Wyoming) so that Batman can capture some [[CorruptHick Corrupt Hicks]] who have kidnapped and enslaved homeless people in order to mine gold. The hicks' theme is as "frontier" as all-get- out, with rapidly-played harmonicas and a booming basso guitar straight out of a Western movie.
** The early Joker episode "The Last Laugh" has a rather minimalist soundtrack: a drum machine straight out of a really dark hip-hop video, with the Joker's regular theme interrupting throughout. [[HellIsThatNoise It's actually very unsettling.]]
** "Baby Doll" has a bright and happy TV sitcom theme playing at certain points. But then we learn that the star of the show has become a psychopath.
18th Jun '15 10:47:45 PM harryhenry
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** An in-universe example comes when Otto proposes to his girlfriend while playing [[Music/{{Poison}} "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"]]--which is a BreakupSong. Either [[TheStoner Otto doesn't realize this]] or he cared more about playing a song he liked than one that made sense. It's little wonder that their wedding was cancelled with him literally choosing music over her.

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** An in-universe example comes when Otto proposes to his girlfriend while playing [[Music/{{Poison}} "Every Rose Has It's Its Thorn"]]--which is a BreakupSong. Either [[TheStoner Otto doesn't realize this]] or he cared more about playing a song he liked than one that made sense. It's little wonder that their wedding was cancelled with him literally choosing music over her.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Interview with a Platypus" while Candace is being chased by a heard of angry animals, accompanied by an upbeat song called "Perfect Day".

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Interview with a Platypus" while Candace is being chased by a heard herd of angry animals, accompanied by an upbeat song called "Perfect Day".




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-->Are going to war (We're going to war!)
-->We're going to war (We're going to war!)
-->We we we we (whee!)
-->Are going to war (We're going to war!)
-->We're going to war (We're going to war!)



* The song in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' that is sung over scenes where Tarzan's parents and Kala and Kerchak's biological son are both killed by a leopard. It's an upbeat song by PhilCollins. To it's credit, it does slow down at the appropriate moment.

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* The song in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' that is sung over scenes where Tarzan's parents and Kala and Kerchak's biological son are both killed by a leopard. It's an upbeat song by PhilCollins. To it's its credit, it does slow down at the appropriate moment.
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