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->''"Come on sugar, let the good times roll."''
-->-- '''Earl King''' (later [[CoveredUp quoted by]] '''Music/JimiHendrix'''), "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)"

A sequence in which it is shown that, while time is passing, our characters are enjoying themselves and having fun with each other. Opposite of the SadTimesMontage.

This is sometimes used as the very last scene of a ClipShow series finale. Can be combined with a DrunkenMontage in humorous works.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' contains a montage of Nina, Dieter, and Lipsky "making some good memories."
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' has a montage of Mato and Yumi's [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship burgeoning friendship]] about half-way through.
* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' has Himeko reliving good memories with Chikane [[spoiler:after Himeko stabs Chikane through the chest in the FinalBattle]]. [[TearJerker Heartbreaking]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Done in one Sunday ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, which consisted of a montage of the titular duo engaging in various summer fun activities.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/StarWarsUncut'': In this FanFilm remake of ''Star Wars: A New Hope'' Luke's line "That droid and I have been through a lot together" cues a montage of Luke and R2 together partying, shitting, and making love in the same room with a woman and an [=iPhone=] respectively.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* The opening sequence of ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'': Goofy and Max share one after the former eases up and latter lightens up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', after Bob Parr defeats the first Omnidroid and finds himself with a lot of money and no need to work a job, a montage shows him spending quality time with his family and living the good life, interspersed with [[TrainingMontage scenes of him exercising to get back in shape]]. It's set to a rousing swing tune, named "Life's Incredible Again" on the soundtrack album.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' has one of these showing the course of Carl and Ellie's marriage. [[spoiler:It gradually transforms into a SadTimesMontage, as we see Ellie's miscarriage and her eventual illness and death.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has one after the FLDSMDFR gets going, with the town being renovated and people requesting (and receiving) various foods. It is played with, though, as one shot shows Brent watching worriedly as the old Baby Brent Sardines billboard is covered with a new ad for Flint Lockwood Napkins.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' when Moses is welcomed into the Midian tribe and becomes a member of their community, even marrying Tzipporah.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': Jim's time aboard the RLS Legacy where he slowly begins to [[CharacterDevelopment mature from a sullen youth into a responsible adult]] and develops a father-son relationship with [[ParentalSubstitute John Silver]].
* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'': The song "Accidentally in love" plays with Shrek and Fiona's honeymoon, showing them as two people who never intended to fall in love but we still so happy together.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': The song "Legend You Were Meant to Be" includes snapshots showing the girls having fun at Camp Everfree (presumably in the following days), including mugging the camera, fishing on the lake, eating s'mores by the campfire, having a pillow fight, or just hanging out between friends.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsForgottenFriendship'': The special opens straight up with Sunset Shimmer singing about friendship and taking photos of her friends having fun together at school, resulting again in such a montage.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'': Royal takes Chas's kids around town set to "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon.
* The remake of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'', in which the survivors start enjoying themselves at long last, while [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Richard Cheese's remake of]] [[Music/{{Disturbed}} Down with the Sickness]] plays in the background.
* ''Film/TheQuietEarth'': Crossed with ShoppingMontage as Zac enjoys everything that the abandoned world has to offer: for example, playing "trains" with real trains while dressed in the most expensive suit he could steal and saluting mannequin passengers with a Cuban cigar.
* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'':
** It features a montage in which Renton, Spud and Sickboy start using heroin again, set to the fantastically sleazy ''Nightclubbing'' by Iggy Pop. Also during this montage, Tommy becomes an addict, Sickboy rambles on about [[Film/JamesBond Bond Girls]], Renton gives a long list of all the drugs they took, and all of them commit various crimes to fund their habit- including [[CrowningMomentOfFunny strolling nonchalantly into a nursing home and stealing a TV.]] The "Good Times" end when [[spoiler: Allison's baby daughter dies of neglect.]]
** There's another montage when Renton moves to London and gets a job as a property letting agent, in which he enjoys the trickery of real estate, earning money and actually ''saving'' it, and remaining in contact with his girlfriend.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' presents one of these when the ghostbusting business is doing well.
* ''Film/ChasingAmy'' has a scene like this, showing the growing friendship between Holden and Alyssa. It even has cake!
* The midpoint of ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' has one of these set to the tune of "Push it to the Limit" after Tony has taken over the Miami drug trade.
* In ''Film/PlunkettAndMacleane'' the film shows a string of successful heists and robberies being pulled off by the titular pair in an awesome montage. All while their notoriety rises.
* In ''Film/ScotlandPA'', interspersed with [[HardWorkMontage the scenes of business booming at McBeth's restaurant]], there are scenes of the [=McBeths=] enjoying the wealth from the business.
* Brilliantly parodied in ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'' when the counselors go into town and within about an hour progress from innocent teen fun to living in a crack house and shooting themselves up with heroin.
* ''Film/ValleyGirl'' shows Randy and Julie in one of these set to the song most associated with the film, namely Modern English's "I Melt With You." The montage even includes a segment in which a disbelieving Tommy spies Julie sharing a piece of pie with Randy at the mall food court.
* Used in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' to show Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane having fun in various Chicago institutions.
* ''Film/TheNakedGun'' contains a montage of Frank and Jane frolicking happily through various settings (including a showing of ''Platoon''!). She promptly hangs a lampshade, saying "I can't believe we managed all this in '''one''' afternoon!"
* Half way through ''Film/TheKarateKid'', a montage shows Daniel and his love interest having a good time at the arcade.
* ''Literature/TheBeach'' after the main characters are accepted into the secret utopian beach community, before everything starts to turn sour.
* ''Film/{{Rush|2013}}'': Wine, women, quiz shows, making cheesy adverts, all the glitz and glamour after James Hunt wins the 1976 F1 race car championship.
* In ''Film/PainAndGain'' The trio goes on one as they spend the money they stole.
%%* ''Film/SummerLovers'' has one, set to the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited."
* In ''Film/{{Barefoot}}'', while Jay and Daisy are traveling cross country in an RV[[note]]and avoiding the cops because Jay stole the RV from his father and Daisy is an escaped mental patient[[/note]], they stop to have fun at a rural county fair. [[spoiler:In the film's last scene, after Jay and Daisy have [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned their happy ending]], they're riding a merry-go-round just as they did at the fair as a MeaningfulEcho.]]
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' has two:
** The first comes right after Bruce learns he really does have his powers, where he frolics through Buffalo, bursting fire hydrants and lifting girls' dresses.
** The second comes after Bruce gets his job back, and he uses his powers to create lots of amazing news stories.
* Done in ''Film/{{Running Scared|1986}}'' (1986) to show Danny and Ray enjoying themselves while on vacation in Florida.
* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' shows Maria and the children excitedly exploring Salzburg and the hills, to the accompaniment of an instrumental of "My Favorite Things".
* Done in ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', crossed with the use of JumpCut, to show Liz dancing with various members of the team after they successfully pulled off the robbery.
* In ''Film/TheCobbler'', the dinner date of Max (pretending to be his father) and his mum is depicted in a series of happy moments.
* ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane'' has an upbeat montage of the characters settling into their routine in the bunker, playing games and doing chores together. It is the only scene in the movie which is truly lighthearted, and the mood rapidly darkens afterward.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Late in the series finale, there appears such a montage involving Chief O'Brien and Dr. Bashir.
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Ghost Machine" has a alien device that recreates Rhys and Gwen's past happy moments.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s fifth season finale used one composed of various clips from the series, as Sam remembered all the time he and Dean spent together. [[spoiler:This is ultimately what enables him to overpower Lucifer and seal him back in the pit.]]
* ''Series/EastboundAndDown'' has one of these whenever Kenny does coke with Clegg.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'':
** ''Misfits'' brings out one of these when the team are given the job of sorting donated clothes. Naturally, they use this opportunity to bugger around as much as possible, either flinging themselves into the pile of clothing, pushing each other into it, exchanging jokes, or just trying on the clothes.
** The Christmas special also features this when the Misfits decide to sell their mainly UselessSuperpowers, and enjoy much happier lives because of it: Alisha, no longer hampered by her lust-inducing touch, enjoys genuinely intimate sex with Simon; Nathan cosies up with Marnie; Kelly joyfully tosses her council-worker's uniform in the bin; Curtis and Nikki gloat over the tickets they've bought with the money. However, the montage takes a very dark turn when the False Jesus is seen in the Power Dealer's office, grinning as he hands over a huge stack of his followers' money in exchange for Alisha's power... [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil which is immediately put to the worst possible use.]]
* The series finale of ''Series/ReGenesis'' ends on one of these, possibly combined with ReallyDeadMontage. Guess we'll never know for sure, [[CaptainObvious since it was the end of the series]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' has a scene over the opening credits of Tony driving through Miami set to peppy music that comes across as an "It's Great To Be Alive" montage.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}} 3'' has El Presidente partying with the people of his/her country, if you complete a mission successfully. Definitely shows off the glamour of the Caribbean.
* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' has a few. The first is in Chapter 9, showing Vito and Joe making the most of being in TheMafia, while the second, in Chapter 12, shows Vito, Joe, and Henry making a lot of money from the drugs they're selling.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Subverted oh-so-very-much in a climactic moment near the end of the Heaven's Feel route of the visual novel. Music plays and we get a montage of happy moments between Saber and Shirou [[spoiler:just after he's killed her to free her from the corruption of being Saber Alter on the way to stopping Angra Mainyu]]. [[TearJerker God]]''[[TearJerker damn]]'' [[TearJerker it, Nasu.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Jeff and Franchise/DonkeyKong have one during episode 6 of ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'', but Donkey Kong keeps asking Jeff to eat bananas, annoying Jeff greatly.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'': An illustrated version of this trope is used to cap off the two-part mission, [[http://armorbirdpress.tumblr.com/post/153311479133/rc-333-mission-13-girls-night-out "Girls' Night Out"]], with all of the agents participating having fun at [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Beach City]][[note]]specifically, the girls are shown at a hair salon, the nightclub from [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E37AloneTogether "Alone Together"]], the Funland roller coaster, a bowling alley, the shirt store from [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E13SoManyBirthdays "So Many Birthdays"]], and the eponymous beach, capped off with a GroupPictureEnding[[/note]]. Notable in that the mission itself focused on agents [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Lapis]] [[GrumpyBear Lazuli]] and [[Anime/{{Digimon}} Aiko]] [[TheRival Kimura]] struggling to cooperate, and the photographs show that not only have they [[FriendlyEnemies come to terms with each other]], but also that Lapis [[TookALevelInKindness is on track to becoming a nicer person overall,]] [[DefrostingIceQueen and has learned to appreciate herself and her friends as well.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'' when Malina tries to have a Good Times Montage (she even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]]) with Doyle the Manatee; he just cannot be bothered to partake in most of the activities she tries.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', when DW and Binky think they're dying, they do things together like rake leaves, carve pumpkins, and get in a SnowballFight. When it ends, DW say "It's amazing all the things you can do in one day".
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
-->"F is for frolicking through all the flowers, U is for ukulele... N is for nose picking, sharing gum, and sand licking here with my best buddy!"\\
"F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for uranium... bombs, N is for no survivors..."
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'':
** Parodied in the episode, "[[Recap/SonicBoomS1E4Buster Buster]]". At one point, Sticks implores her titular robo-pet to remember all the good times they had together, flashing back to scenes the viewers didn't see in the episode. When Buster remains unconvinced, Sticks [[LampshadeHanging admits they didn't really do any of that]].
** A similar scene occurs in "Eggman's Tomato Sauce" when Tails implores his plane, which had been reprogrammed by one of Eggman's tomato sauce cans, to remember the good times.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': At the end of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 The Cutie Re-Mark Part 2]]", we see short clips of Starlight Glimmer's new status as a supporting character, having fun and bonding with each of the Mane Six. Starlight is enjoying a dress made by Rarity, petting animals with Fluttershy (as well as receiving an affectionate BearHug from Harry), apple bucking with Applejack, flying (or rather levitating) with Rainbow Dash, baking cupcakes with Pinkie Pie, and finally, reading and studying magic with her new teacher, Princess Twilight.