History ThePowerOfRock / WesternAnimation

29th Jul '16 10:59:31 AM gewunomox
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* One editor said it best in [[http://www.geocities.com/tragicthedragon/reviews/rocknrule.htm her review]] of ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'': "A dark magician old-arse rock star's wicked plans are thwarted by [[PettingZooPeople Furries]] who sing early 80's rock music. Yes, that is the actual plot." To be more specific, the Power of Rock can summon a demon, and the PowerOfLove can send it back -- specifically, the power of Debbie Harry of Music/{{Blondie}} and Robin Zander of CheapTrick singing a duet together.

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* One editor said it best in [[http://www.geocities.com/tragicthedragon/reviews/rocknrule.htm her review]] of ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'': "A dark magician old-arse rock star's wicked plans are thwarted by [[PettingZooPeople Furries]] who sing early 80's rock music. Yes, that is the actual plot." To be more specific, the Power of Rock can summon a demon, and the PowerOfLove can send it back -- specifically, the power of Debbie Harry of Music/{{Blondie}} and Robin Zander of CheapTrick Music/CheapTrick singing a duet together.
4th Feb '16 5:45:20 PM RAMChYLD
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'', there are times where the power of rock is the solution to the problem the gang is facing, notably in the episode ''Rock Sitting'' when Worry Bear's sentient rock collection goes missing and the only way to draw them out is the power of music.
19th Jul '15 4:46:13 PM MovieNut14
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', The Who were able to use their amps to blow up a huge wall.
** In a similar vein, the velvet-smooth bass of BarryWhite is used to lure snakes to safety during "Whacking Day".

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', The Who Music/TheWho were able to use their amps to blow up a huge wall.
** In a similar vein, the velvet-smooth bass of BarryWhite Music/BarryWhite is used to lure snakes to safety during "Whacking Day".
11th Jul '15 6:28:33 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CampLakebottom'': In "The Great Tiki Hunt", [=McGee=] overcomes the evil Tiki god with the power of a ukelele solo.

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* ''Series/CampLakebottom'': ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': In "The Great Tiki Hunt", [=McGee=] overcomes the evil Tiki god with the power of a ukelele solo.
11th Jul '15 6:26:38 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CampLakebottom'': In "The Great Tiki Hunt", [=McGee=] overcomes the evil Tiki god with the power of a ukelele solo.
14th May '15 1:09:35 PM Morgenthaler
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** Also parodied in ''{{Shrek}}'', where Princess Fiona's high note is enough to make the friendly bird singing with her explode in a puff of feathers. Oops.
*** ''Shrek the Third'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulhu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.
** In the climax of the direct-to-video sequel, ''Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,'' this is villain [[MeaningfulName Forte's]] weapon of choice in the climax. Slightly subverted as it's not ''just'' the MagicMusic, but also how ''loud'' it is.
* On ''TheSimpsons'', The Who were able to use their amps to blow up a huge wall.

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** Also parodied in ''{{Shrek}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where Princess Fiona's high note is enough to make the friendly bird singing with her explode in a puff of feathers. Oops.
*** ''Shrek the Third'' ** ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulhu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.
** In the climax of the direct-to-video sequel, ''Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,'' ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas,'' this is villain [[MeaningfulName Forte's]] weapon of choice in the climax. Slightly subverted as it's not ''just'' the MagicMusic, but also how ''loud'' it is.
* On ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', The Who were able to use their amps to blow up a huge wall.



* Bubbles, in an episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park.

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* Bubbles, in an episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', reversed the evil effects of [[EnemyMime Mr. Mime's]] color and happiness draining magic by kicking off a cheery concert in the Townsville park.



* In ''TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', the protagonists used rock to win a legal case against the Devil.

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* In ''TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDevilAndDanielMouse'', the protagonists used rock to win a legal case against the Devil.



* ''TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Play Them Ragtime Boos" involved the guys facing off with a bunch of ghosts whose swing music turned time back to TheRoaringTwenties... Yes, the boys played Rock and Roll. With specially-programmed instruments and a visual trip from fifties to eighties. (Yes, folks, Egon's hair got ''more'' insane.)

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* ''TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "Play Them Ragtime Boos" involved the guys facing off with a bunch of ghosts whose swing music turned time back to TheRoaringTwenties... Yes, the boys played Rock and Roll. With specially-programmed instruments and a visual trip from fifties to eighties. (Yes, folks, Egon's hair got ''more'' insane.)



* Lest we forget, ''{{Hammerman}}''. (In this case, it's the power of dancing, but it still counts.)

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* Lest we forget, ''{{Hammerman}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Hammerman}}''. (In this case, it's the power of dancing, but it still counts.)



* Four words for you: ''JemAndTheHolograms''!

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* Four words for you: ''JemAndTheHolograms''!''WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms''!



* The ''ReBoot'' episode "Talent Night" featured a guitar battle that faked the viewers out. Megabyte enters the stage and pops out of a coffin, sinister-looking musical equipment unfolds [[HammerSpace seemingly out of nowhere]], and he turns his guitar [[UpToEleven to eleven]]. Bob confronts him, with Glitch taking the form of a guitar, and they have an epic rock fight. Then, after it's over... Megabyte hands his guitar to Enzo, says "I've always wanted to do that," and leaves peacefully.

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* The ''ReBoot'' ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' episode "Talent Night" featured a guitar battle that faked the viewers out. Megabyte enters the stage and pops out of a coffin, sinister-looking musical equipment unfolds [[HammerSpace seemingly out of nowhere]], and he turns his guitar [[UpToEleven to eleven]]. Bob confronts him, with Glitch taking the form of a guitar, and they have an epic rock fight. Then, after it's over... Megabyte hands his guitar to Enzo, says "I've always wanted to do that," and leaves peacefully.



* In ''TransformersAnimated'', Soundwave can use music to control machines and can also overwhelm with the sheer volume of the sound. The show's version of Laserbeak transforms not into a tape, but ''a guitar'' and he can hack into computers (as well as [[spoiler: mind-control both humans and robots]]). And when he shows up, it is awesome.

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Soundwave can use music to control machines and can also overwhelm with the sheer volume of the sound. The show's version of Laserbeak transforms not into a tape, but ''a guitar'' and he can hack into computers (as well as [[spoiler: mind-control both humans and robots]]). And when he shows up, it is awesome.



* In ''{{Wishology}}'', Timmy used the White Wand on [[BigBad the Darkness]], which was essentially a guitar with magical properties, guarded by KISS no less.
* SonicTheHedgehog did it at the end of an episode of the ''[[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Adventures]]'' series. It frustrated the MonsterOfTheDay so much that he blew up and caused Robotnik to do a [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] impression.
** And speaking of Sonic, in ''SonicUnderground'', not only were the characters in a rock band, their main weapons were their instruments.

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* In ''{{Wishology}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}'', Timmy used the White Wand on [[BigBad the Darkness]], which was essentially a guitar with magical properties, guarded by KISS no less.
* SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog did it at the end of an episode of the ''[[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Adventures]]'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' series. It frustrated the MonsterOfTheDay so much that he blew up and caused Robotnik to do a [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] impression.
** And speaking of Sonic, in ''SonicUnderground'', * In ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', not only were the characters in a rock band, their main weapons were their instruments.



* The ''KaBlam!'' episode "Your Logo Here!" was about the main duo trying to make the show more educational, and bring in a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]-esque otter, "Ed the Educational Otter". His teachings made the kids nuts, and Henry ended up trapping him. The lure? His electric guitar solo.

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* The ''KaBlam!'' ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' episode "Your Logo Here!" was about the main duo trying to make the show more educational, and bring in a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]-esque otter, "Ed the Educational Otter". His teachings made the kids nuts, and Henry ended up trapping him. The lure? His electric guitar solo.



* In an episode of ''{{Squidbillies}}'', Rusty sells his soul to Satan for the ability to be a better guitar player than his dad. Cue the ensuing power rock duel where Early unleashes the full power of his skill, playing so fast it reaches into the ''ultrasound range'', easily outdoing his son's demon-powered solo. [[spoiler:It turns out Early had struck a similar bargain with Satan, so it ends as hell on earth anyway.]]
* The ''RegularShow'' episode "This Is My Jam". To combat an extremely catchy song come alive, Mordecai and friends form a band and sing their own EarWorm to blast it. This results in manifesting two ethereal rockers who use their guitars as swords.

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* In an episode of ''{{Squidbillies}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'', Rusty sells his soul to Satan for the ability to be a better guitar player than his dad. Cue the ensuing power rock duel where Early unleashes the full power of his skill, playing so fast it reaches into the ''ultrasound range'', easily outdoing his son's demon-powered solo. [[spoiler:It turns out Early had struck a similar bargain with Satan, so it ends as hell on earth anyway.]]
* The ''RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "This Is My Jam". To combat an extremely catchy song come alive, Mordecai and friends form a band and sing their own EarWorm to blast it. This results in manifesting two ethereal rockers who use their guitars as swords.



* Metalocalypse likes to play with this. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok manages to summon an ancient Finnish demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of Finland. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience...

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* Metalocalypse ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' likes to play with this. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok manages to summon an ancient Finnish demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of Finland. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience...
10th Apr '15 7:29:30 PM nombretomado
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* Appropriately enough for one of the best singers in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, Ariel defeats a BigBad through singing in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' series.

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* Appropriately enough for one of the best singers in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, Ariel defeats a BigBad through singing in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' series.
5th Mar '15 1:28:30 PM ultimomant
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*** ''Shrek the Third'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.

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*** ''Shrek the Third'' had Snow White summon animals with her usual Disney-like singing, then [[StaringDownCthulu [[StaringDownCthulhu stare down]] the Huorns guarding the city gates as the metal intro to Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" plays. She then does the musical screaming into, which launches the animals to attack the Huorns.
26th Jan '15 8:03:29 AM AdelePotter
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:zombies can be destroyed by a perfect three-part harmony]]. Cue Mabel, Dipper and Stan singing karaoke in the wake of a ZombieApocalypse.
23rd Dec '14 6:43:56 AM kasperow
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* Metalocalypse likes to play with this. In one of the first episodes, Dethklok manages to summon an ancient Finnish demon, the Mustakrakish, which proceeds to lay waste to all of Finland. Later in the series, they play on top of a dormant volcano, which somehow erupts anyway, killing off the entire audience...
** Furthermore, Dethklok themselves are the most successful band in the world, being the 12th largest economy by the end of season 1, meaning they earn more money than Belgium and a lot of other countries! All because they make awesome music, and has a few billion fans.
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