History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / LiveActionTV

12th Feb '17 1:22:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Hancock's Half Hour'' episode "The Bowmans" revolves around the recording of a radio drama very obviously based on ''TheArchers'', and with a theme tune suspiciously (and appropriately) similar to that series' theme "Barwick Green".

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* The ''Hancock's Half Hour'' ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Bowmans" revolves around the recording of a radio drama very obviously based on ''TheArchers'', ''Radio/TheArchers'', and with a theme tune suspiciously (and appropriately) similar to that series' theme "Barwick Green".
13th Jan '17 11:50:33 AM StFan
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* ''Series/TheBananaSplits'' theme shares a notable refrain with Music/BobMarley's "Buffalo Soldier" (as pointed out on ''Series/{{Ed}}''.)
** Marley and his family were in the United States (Wilmington, Delaware to be exact) for an extended visit with his mother in the summer of 1969, when ''The Banana Splits'' were in the middle of their original run. Given that he had some young children who might have been Saturday morning TV viewers, it's within the realm of possibility that he'd heard their theme song and had a bout of cryptomnesia later on.

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* ''Series/TheBananaSplits'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'' theme shares a notable refrain with Music/BobMarley's "Buffalo Soldier" (as pointed out on ''Series/{{Ed}}''.)
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) Marley and his family were in the United States (Wilmington, Delaware to be exact) for an extended visit with his mother in the summer of 1969, when ''The Banana Splits'' were in the middle of their original run. Given that he had some young children who might have been Saturday morning TV viewers, it's within the realm of possibility that he'd heard their theme song and had a bout of cryptomnesia later on.
7th Jan '17 12:58:09 AM kelestra
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** Later (mostly) averted in the Shout Factory DVD release, which reacquired the rights for about 80% of the music, and tried to use more similar substitutes when necessary.
29th Dec '16 10:22:47 AM nombretomado
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** In the segment where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpTOcwdj0DA Andy joins a curling team]], Andy "records" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hpTOcwdj0DA&t=159 a song called "Roll the Rock"]] which sounds very simillar to "Eye of the Tiger". In the end of the segment knock-off of "''ChariotsOfFire''" plays.

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** In the segment where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpTOcwdj0DA Andy joins a curling team]], Andy "records" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hpTOcwdj0DA&t=159 a song called "Roll the Rock"]] which sounds very simillar similar to "Eye of the Tiger". In the end of the segment knock-off of "''ChariotsOfFire''" "''Film/ChariotsOfFire''" plays.
15th Dec '16 2:49:01 PM rafi
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* Many songs on the ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' soundtrack are clearly inspired by previously-recorded music. Alan Menken even self-plagiarizes his past Disney soundtracks:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B9rjRzlWtU "Let's Agree to Disagree"]] is a take on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2oEmPP5dTM "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"]]
** The melody of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBN7FB7PsGE "Off With His Shirt"]] is clearly a remixed version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E "It's Raining Men"]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kxIbo2aEOQ "Maybe You Won't Die Alone"]] takes its inspiration from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aobVs-HfsCI "Kiss the Girl"]] from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', albeit executed as a mariachi number rather than as a calypso.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnSHFspT5G8 "Dwarves vs. Giants"]] takes multiple cues from ''Theater/WestSideStory'', specifically the whistling from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKqESnFmTmA "Prologue"]] and the single soprano contrasting the male gangs from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0TDtythc2o "Quintet"]].
** "Finally" is clearly inspired by "Summer Nights" from ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
** "Do the D'Dew" is an evil version of [[Disney/{{SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs}} "The Silly Song"]].
** "My Dragon Pal and Me" is a lot like the theme song from ''Series/ThatGirl''
** The AngryMobSong "Today We Rise" is very similar to "One Day More" from ''Theater/LesMiserables''.
** "Jackass In A Can" sounds awfully similar to "Gee, Officer Krupke" from ''Theater/WestSideStory''.
9th Dec '16 4:37:31 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is fond of this.
** "This Was a Shitshow" is one of these for "Music/MyWay" by Music/FrankSinatra, with elements of "The Way We Were" by Music/BarbraStreisand.
** "His Status is Preferred" has elements of "Making Whoopee".
16th Nov '16 9:17:35 AM aresef
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** As in DinoThunder, when Overdrive did a teamup episode featuring MMPR's Adam plus four rangers from Disney seasons, each fought to theme music from their show...except for Adam. Disney wasn't willing to cut the check to Saban.
29th Oct '16 9:58:08 AM nombretomado
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** The song with the transportation pioneers singing about their inventions is a pretty obvious take-off of "Greased Lightning" from ''{{Grease}}''.

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** The song with the transportation pioneers singing about their inventions is a pretty obvious take-off of "Greased Lightning" from ''{{Grease}}''.''Film/{{Grease}}''.



* In 1998, there came an American spin-off series of [[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]] called "The NODDY Shop" [[note]]NODDY is short for Notions, Oddities, Doodads, and Delights of Yesterday[[/note]]. One episode had a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8f3tfrQu8#t=16m26s "The ABCs Of Fire"]] which sounds similar to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcrxavWJsmU "We Go Together"]] from ''{{Grease}}''.

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* In 1998, there came an American spin-off series of [[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]] called "The NODDY Shop" [[note]]NODDY is short for Notions, Oddities, Doodads, and Delights of Yesterday[[/note]]. One episode had a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8f3tfrQu8#t=16m26s "The ABCs Of Fire"]] which sounds similar to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcrxavWJsmU "We Go Together"]] from ''{{Grease}}''.''Film/{{Grease}}''.
16th Oct '16 12:01:28 PM Twentington
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** The 1970's theme, "Tunin' Up," was composed by Cobert and arranged by Ken Aldin. The 80s theme was composed and arranged by Cobert.



* The ThemeTune to ''PressYourLuck'' is relatively similar to the stock music used on the pilot nearly-identical arrangement and some chord patterns.

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* The ThemeTune to ''PressYourLuck'' ''Series/PressYourLuck'' is relatively similar to the stock music used on the pilot nearly-identical arrangement and some chord patterns.
4th Sep '16 8:15:28 AM erforce
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* The game "Safecrackers" on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' originally used the ''PinkPanther'' theme when introduced, but two different songs replaced it, the latter being a Suspiciously Similar Song.

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* The game "Safecrackers" on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' originally used the ''PinkPanther'' ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' theme when introduced, but two different songs replaced it, the latter being a Suspiciously Similar Song.
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