One Song Does Not A Musical Make
A work inwhich the characters break into song - once.


(permanent link) added: 2011-06-18 18:54:06 sponsor: yogyog (last reply: 2011-06-28 23:54:14)

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Needs a Better Name - a work that contains one song and one song only. It also has to be sung by the cast in the style of a musical, not just on the soundtrack. This is sometimes a Big Lipped Alligator Moment as well.

Examples:

FILM

  • Life of Brian - "Always Look On The Bright Side OF Life"
  • The other Monty Python films contained musical numbers, but not enough to call them musicals.
  • Robin Hood Men In Tights. "The night is young, and you're so beautiful. B flat, please."
  • The film Easy A subverts this by discussing it as a trope of 80's films, specifically Ferris Bueller's Day Off. There is a musical number in Easy A, by the way.
  • Beetle Juice contains a song and dance number where the cast is possessed.
  • Tank Girl. The protagonists and the guests and dancers of Liquid Silver sing Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" as an old-style production number.
  • The romantic-comedy 10 Things I Hate About You featured one and only one song & dance routine late into the first act.
  • "Meglio Stasera" in The Pink Panther.
  • A full season after the Musical Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the episode "Selfless" included a flashback to the time period, which contained one new song.
  • The Fiendish Plot Of Doctor Fu Manchu: Fu Manchu has a rock-n-roll musical number after he gets revitalized into a young(er) man.
  • The inevitable Bollywood number at the end of Slumdog Millionaire.
"The Inquisition," the Busby Berkeley Number in History Of The World Part I.

TV

  • A lot of Family Guy episodes contain a single song and dance number. Particularly the ones where Brien and Stewie are traveling around.
  • Some South Park epesodes do this as well.
  • The first season of Campus and the British Skins ended on a musical number by the cast
(Eternal Flame and Wild World)
  • Phineas and Ferb always has one song towards the middle, repeated in the credits
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