History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / LiveActionTV

20th Apr '16 12:37:33 AM erforce
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* Joel [=McNeely's=] score for the ''[[Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles Young Indy]]'' episode "Phantom Train of Doom" features setpieces with similar segments to the tank fight score from ''[[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]'', as well as the finale to ''Film/{{Hook}}''.

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* Joel [=McNeely's=] score for the ''[[Series/TheYoungIndianaJonesChronicles Young Indy]]'' episode "Phantom Train of Doom" features setpieces with similar segments to the tank fight score from ''[[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]'', as well as the finale to ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
19th Apr '16 9:30:22 AM twilicorn
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** Sesame Workshop (then Children's Television Workshop) almost got sued by ATV Music over Music/TheBeatles' "Letter B." Then Music/MichaelJackson bought the [=Lennon/McCartney=] catalog, so CTW only paid $50.

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** Sesame Workshop (then Children's Television Workshop) almost got sued by ATV Music over "Letter B," their parody of Music/TheBeatles' "Letter B." "Music/LetItBe". Then Music/MichaelJackson bought the [=Lennon/McCartney=] catalog, so CTW only paid $50.$50 (which came from composer Chris Cerf's pocket).
19th Apr '16 9:28:03 AM twilicorn
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* There's a Hong Kong ''period'' drama that utilises a piece of background music that's really a suspiciously similar instrumental of "I Dreamed a Dream", no doubt banking on Susan Boyle's popularity.

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* There's a A Hong Kong ''period'' drama that utilises has a piece of background music that's really a suspiciously similar instrumental of [[heatre/LesMiserables "I Dreamed a Dream", no doubt banking on Susan Boyle's popularity.Dream"]].



** Boudicca's song is a lot like "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings, though the middle eight is a reference to "Pop Muzik".

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** Boudicca's song is a lot like "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings, though the middle eight is a reference to "Pop Muzik".Muzik" by M.


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* One ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'' episode plays with this trope as Kimmy has a cassette called ''Now That Sounds Like Music'', a collection of songs where the instrumental is mainly the same but the lyrics are altered drastically (a take-off on soundalike records). Examples include "Hiking on Starlight" ("Walking on Sunshine") and "I'm Freaking Out" ("All By Myself").
21st Mar '16 8:55:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Gerbert'' had a scene in which the title character gets upset over losing a spelling bee. The very [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TninfNNBws dramatic music]] playing during this scene sounds like a Suspiciously Similar Song to the ''TwinPeaks'' theme.

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* ''Gerbert'' had a scene in which the title character gets upset over losing a spelling bee. The very [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TninfNNBws dramatic music]] playing during this scene sounds like a Suspiciously Similar Song to the ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' theme.
9th Mar '16 12:39:53 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BetterOffTed'' episode "Secret and Lives" has a Suspiciously Similar Song to "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" when the magic starts.

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* ''BetterOffTed'' ''Series/BetterOffTed'' episode "Secret and Lives" has a Suspiciously Similar Song to "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" when the magic starts.
9th Feb '16 9:45:05 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Film/TheRutles'', a fictional band with its own telemovie back in the late 1970s and several "reunion tours" since, have plenty of Beatles sound-alike tunes in their repertoire (not surprising, since they're a Beatles parody), all composed by Neil Innes and Eric Idle. However, EMI thought they didn't sound different enough, and, one lawsuit later, several of the songs on the original soundtrack were (and still are) legally credited to Innes, Lennon, and [=McCartney=].

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* ''Film/TheRutles'', ''Music/TheRutles'', a fictional band with its own telemovie back in the late 1970s and several "reunion tours" since, have plenty of Beatles sound-alike tunes in their repertoire (not surprising, since they're a Beatles parody), all composed by Neil Innes and Eric Idle. However, EMI thought they didn't sound different enough, and, one lawsuit later, several of the songs on the original soundtrack were (and still are) legally credited to Innes, Lennon, and [=McCartney=].
30th Jan '16 11:32:29 AM SpukiKitty
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** He also did the theme in the theme in the style of "Tubular Bells" for the episode "Give Peas A Chance", which spoofed ''Film/TheExorcist''.

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** He also did the theme in the main theme in the style of "Tubular Bells" for the episode "Give Peas A Chance", which spoofed ''Film/TheExorcist''.
28th Jan '16 6:55:31 PM Aspie1987
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* The pilot episode of the American game show ''[[Series/BullseyeUS Bullseye]]'' used "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals as the theme. When the show made it to air, a new theme with similar instrumentation was used.

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* The pilot episode of the American game show ''[[Series/BullseyeUS Bullseye]]'' used "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals Santa Esmeralda as the theme. When the show made it to air, a new theme with similar instrumentation was used.
22nd Jan '16 11:34:02 AM Midna
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** Possibly unintentional, but the song at the end of the "Journey to Ernie" segments is, especially in the final bars, quite similar to the ending theme from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''.
17th Jan '16 8:01:48 PM MichalkaManiac
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* Sometimes this happens when a TV show is released on DVD and the production company didn't manage to secure the license to the original music [[note]]In the [UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]], one has to contract separately for the right to use a song for ''broadcast'' purposes and the right to include the song for ''distribution'' purposes. Even ten years ago, who would have thought consumers would [[ItWillNeverCatchOn spend good money on box sets of old TV shows]]?[[/note]]. For instance, the DVD release of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' uses an instrumental opening song that's very reminiscent of, but not identical to, Music/FrankSinatra's "Love and Marriage"... unlike the original broadcasts, which actually ''did'' use Sinatra's song.

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* Sometimes this happens when a TV show is released on DVD and the production company didn't manage to secure the license to the original music [[note]]In the [UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]], one has to contract separately for the right to use a song for ''broadcast'' purposes and the right to include the song for ''distribution'' purposes. Even ten years ago, who would have thought consumers would [[ItWillNeverCatchOn spend good money on box sets of old TV shows]]?[[/note]]. For instance, the DVD release of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' uses an instrumental opening song that's very reminiscent of, but not identical to, Music/FrankSinatra's "Love and Marriage"... unlike the original broadcasts, which actually ''did'' use Sinatra's song.
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