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13th Mar '16 1:43:56 AM GrammarNavi
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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''ThatSeventiesShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]

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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]
3rd Jan '16 4:29:21 AM wonkeymonkey
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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."

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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': ''Series/Warehouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."
3rd Jan '16 4:04:00 AM wonkeymonkey
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--->"I do love a [[IncrediblyLamePun jam session.]]"



--->"I do love a good [[IncrediblyLamePun jam session.]]"
10th Dec '15 11:48:11 AM FF32
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* A ''TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch had an aspiring young guitarist face off in a rock duel with Satan, ultimately defeating him with a barrage of Power Chords. While Satan is portrayed as being a much better guitarist than the hero, using six arms to play a blistering solo, the youth nonetheless manages to blow the Devil's mind simply by playing the opening riff of "Smoke on the Water". With a wah-wah pedal.

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* A ''TheKidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch had an aspiring young guitarist face off in a rock duel with Satan, ultimately defeating him with a barrage of Power Chords. While Satan is portrayed as being a much better guitarist than the hero, using six arms to play a blistering solo, the youth nonetheless manages to blow the Devil's mind simply by playing the opening riff of "Smoke on the Water". With a wah-wah pedal.
14th Jan '15 5:47:11 PM Prfnoff
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* ''TheMonkees'' episode "The Devil and Peter Tork" uses a ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster''-style DealWithTheDevil plot. Demonic pawn shop owner Mr. Zero claims he gave Peter the talent to play a golden harp in exchange for Peter's soul. However, Zero is defeated when Peter demonstrates that the true source of his ability to play the harp is his love of music.
* MTV's ''SiflAndOlly'' had several of these. One, "Hellfire" ('it rocketh you!') had the titular heroes in a song-vs-song challenge against the Devil. (Subversion: The last words of the song are [[spoiler: "Dude, that sucked, RUN!"]])

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* ''TheMonkees'' ''Series/TheMonkees'' episode "The Devil and Peter Tork" uses a ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster''-style DealWithTheDevil plot. Demonic pawn shop owner Mr. Zero claims he gave Peter the talent to play a golden harp in exchange for Peter's soul. However, Zero is defeated when Peter demonstrates that the true source of his ability to play the harp is his love of music.
* MTV's ''SiflAndOlly'' ''Series/TheSiflAndOllyShow'' had several of these. One, "Hellfire" ('it rocketh you!') had the titular heroes in a song-vs-song challenge against the Devil. (Subversion: The last words of the song are [[spoiler: "Dude, that sucked, RUN!"]])
28th Jul '14 2:53:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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25th Jun '14 2:08:28 PM ravenclawstudent
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Lorne believes that karaoke is the only way to put things right!
15th May '14 1:30:20 PM KevinW
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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Santana's "Oye Como Va."

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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Santana's Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."
2nd Feb '14 5:29:52 PM AndyLA
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* Another {{Toku}} example is ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', wherein it's explained that music has always had a positive effect on dinosaurs, and humans giving it the gift of rhythm helped guide them in the right direction. Hence why they are {{Dance Battler}}s, [[spoiler:and a soothing melody has the power of, among other things, awaken Zyudenryu from long hibernations and bring Torin back to life.]]
2nd Sep '13 11:05:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''KamenRiderHibiki'' has music as the series theme and the Riders use music based attacks to finish off enemies. Falling more squarely in this trope, we have Todoroki, who uses a guitar (as did his mentor Zanki). When he visits Hibiki's world in his own series, DittoFighter [[KamenRiderDecade Decade]] joins the fun by finishing off a literal GiantEnemyCrab in an ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofkJLPdB4os jam session]].

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* ''KamenRiderHibiki'' ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' has music as the series theme and the Riders use music based attacks to finish off enemies. Falling more squarely in this trope, we have Todoroki, who uses a guitar (as did his mentor Zanki). When he visits Hibiki's world in his own series, DittoFighter [[KamenRiderDecade [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]] joins the fun by finishing off a literal GiantEnemyCrab in an ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofkJLPdB4os jam session]].
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