Created By: Quargzon on July 28, 2013 Last Edited By: Quargzon on April 1, 2015

The Kitchen Dance

A character knows his/her environment so well, they can dance around and do things without looking.

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When a character knows an environment (such as a kitchen or somewhere they live) exceptionally well, they will dance about the environment, nonchalantly tossing items from hand to hand, closing drawers or cabinets with their back, and doing it all without even looking.


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  • SpongeBob SquarePants often moves flamboyantly through the kitchen in the Krusty Krab while filling orders.
  • The pit crews seen in Cars are able to replace tires with uncanny speed and precision.
  • Chef Louis does a song and dance routine to the tune "Les Poissons" in the palace kitchen while preparing Prince Eric's dinner in Walt Disney Pictures' The Little Mermaid.
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Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • July 28, 2013
    DAN004
  • July 28, 2013
    randomsurfer
    Played straight and then subverted in a pair of nearly identical commercials for Sports Center. In one, the SC team works like a well oiled machine, including people walking down the cubicle aisles and pushing other peoples' typewriter at the "ding," and as one guy stands up pushing his rolling chair away with the back of his legs another sits down in the next desk using the same chair as its momentum spins it to the right angle. Then in another commercial the same stuff happens, except things go wrong: the guy who pushes the typewriter knocks it off the table, and the guy who sits down in the chair misses and falls on his ass.
  • July 28, 2013
    Quargzon
    @randomsurfer: I searched around but couldn't find the commercial you're talking about. Do you think you could find it so a direct reference can be added?
  • July 28, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • Chef Louis does a song and dance routine to the tune "Les Poissons" in the palace kitchen while preparing Prince Eric's dinner in Walt Disney Pictures' The Little Mermaid.
  • July 28, 2013
    Goldfritha
    A song and dance number from a musical is usually thi
  • July 29, 2013
    randomsurfer
    ^^^I tried when I posted, but I haven't been able to find them. Possibly it wasn't for Sports Center but for something else which just used the Sports Center ad asthetic.
  • March 31, 2015
    DAN004
    Bump
  • April 1, 2015
    randomsurfer
    In the play and film Butterflies Are Free the main character is a self sufficient blind man. When his new neighbor first meets hem she doesn't realize he's blind because he moves around his apartment with ease, knowing where everything is. She only discovers he's blind when he starts ashing his cigarette directly on the coffee table instead of the ashtray which is usually there but she moved it.
  • April 1, 2015
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • The inventive Wallace from Nick Park's Wallace And Gromit universe plays with this: he's automated his house to wake him up in the morning, literally dump him out of bed and into his trousers, plop him in front of the breakfast table, throw a shirt and cardigan combo over his head and around his body, and stuff his feet into slippers. The grinning doofus merely sits still and lets this happen. In The Curse Of The Were Rabbit, Wallace furthers this by having an automated system suit him up for work, give him a mug of coffee, and pour him into his vehicle.
  • April 1, 2015
    LadyEvil
    Disney has actually done this a number of times. Watch how effortlessly Tiana handles herself in a restaurant. (Both in real life and in an imagine sequence where she owns a restaurant rather than just working in it.) Snow White sings and dances while her animal friends help her clean the dwarves' cottage. (Parodied in Enchanted) Belle wanders through her hometown with her nose in a book and manages to avoid any mishaps, even a bucket of water nearly being dumped on her.
  • April 1, 2015
    LadyEvil
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