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->''"Disco is ''not'' dead! Disco is ''LIFE''!"''
-->-- '''Tony P''', ''Film/MysteryMen''

A disco-inspired sequence in an otherwise unrelated work.

May be the doing of a DiscoDan, but such a character isn't even necessary to bring some Disco interlude out of nowhere.

Of course, this doesn't count if the show is set in TheSeventies, or has Disco renewal as its main subject (like the 2008 French movie titled, guess what, ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0953369/ Disco]]''). This trope is for gratuitous Disco moments with little justification (in-story)... besides the RuleOfCool.

May be used for a DancePartyEnding. Most extreme cases can be {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/HareGuu'':
** The anime features a scene in an early episode where Haré comes home to see Guu and Weda have set up a Disco in the house and are getting down with their bad selves. Guu's even sporting an afro, which Haré realizes is the village elder's lost chest hair. Weda actually greets him with "Welcome to the hippest trip!" à la ''Soul Train''.
** And then, the second ending credits are Disco-themed.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9m9un744w Zombie Night!]] Nuff said.
** There's also a character in a later arc whose name is Disco. He dresses accordingly.
* The first ending of ''Manga/SgtFrog''.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''. All of it, especially the soundtrack and the episode, "We're All Fools, So Let's All Dance, Baby".
* The second ending of ''Anime/YakitateJapan''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Thanks to the resemblance of her stance to the iconic image of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'', Iku Nagae of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is often portrayed doing something Disco-related in {{fanfic}}tions. Ironically, her [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes oarfish-themed clothing]] looks more like a salsa dancer's.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'':
** In the first movie, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thFMoBGaEgw Bigfoot starts grooving]] to the funky tones of Music/TheBeeGees singing "Stayin' Alive".
** [[WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie The sequel]] has Goofy and Sylvia shaking their groove thing to, well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ait5pRVCd2g "Shake Your Groove Thing"]]. There is a bit of a lampshade over the outdated aspect of the music, with the DJ blowing dust from the record and the Disco ball coming through a ceiling trap full of spiderwebs.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'':
** Most notably, the Boogie Robots.
** Music/TheBeeGees' "You Should Be Dancing" plays out before the end credits roll.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' has a musical number set at the "Noah's Ark Disco".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', Ted's mom demonstrates why fake trees are better than real trees by showing off her [[ThingOMatic Oak-a-matic]]'s disco setting. Later in the film, she's shown to have a mini mirror ball hanging from the rearview mirror of her car.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing'': The infamous forced march song from the orcs, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXQJS3Yv0Y "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way"]].
* ''[[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kronk's New Groove]]''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3: The Final Insult'', there is a flashback of the characters during the '70s in an appropriately Disco setting. Part of the gag is that the actors aren't made up to look any younger -- they are just dressed in Disco-era fashion and with longer hair (including Nordberg [O.J. Simpson] with a FunnyAfro so big he can't get through a door). Even more absurd, the Anna Nicole Smith character appears as a grown woman in the disco scene, even though the actress herself had barely reached puberty when the '70s ended.
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
** In a {{flashback}} scene, two girl scouts end up in a bar room brawl. One of them smashes her head against a jukebox causing it to play Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive" whereupon everybody in the bar starts dancing. Arguably the earliest example in Western media, as ''Airplane!'' was filmed in 1979-1980, just as the anti-Disco backlash was beginning.
** Parodied in a later scene where a DJ announces his station is "WZAZ, where Disco lives forever!" [[TemptingFate immediately before]] the title airplane destroys the WZAZ radio tower.
* In ''Film/MysteryMen'', Casanova Frankenstein employs the [[DiscoDan Disco Boys]] as henchmen, and there is a full Disco Room in his castle.
* Disco is a RunningGag in ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan''. This has more to do with Disco surviving outside the States for some time after it "officially died". Naturally, immigrant characters assume that it's still big in the US.
* Also a RunningGag in ''Film/TheMartian'', as the only music left behind ([[TheAloner along with Mark Watney]]) when a manned mission to Mars is abandoned is the [[DiscoDan Commander Lewis's]] extensive collection of disco music, much to Watney's ongoing chagrin. In [[Literature/TheMartian the book the movie is based on]], Commander Lewis also left behind a large stash of 70s TV shows, which Watney ends up spending much of his free time binging on.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': The whole "Music/GuardiansInferno" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MMMe1drnZY music video]], part of the Digital HD/Blu-Ray release for the movie, is one long, very gratuitous, very Disco sequence, slavishly following the style and limitations of a music video from the '70s. Featuring the main cast of the movie (although they're hard to recognize at first glance), the directors, Creator/DavidHasselhoff and Creator/StanLee.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', VirtualGhost Diana gets corrupted by a computer virus and turns a bit nuts. As a result, she transforms her HackerCave into a full Disco, complete with blaring music, stroboscopic lights and [[LaserHallway real laser fire]]! Once he makes the music stop, Murphy finally comments that he always hated Disco.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had "Disco Boy" and "The Disco Kid" in the "Superhero" games. Greatest Hits and Song Styles did Disco from time to time.
* ''Literature/TheTripods'' is about a VichyEarth kept in MedievalStasis by [[AlienInvasion alien invaders]], so something of an AnachronismStew moment occurs when a spy infiltrating the alien city walks into a bar for their human collaborators called the Red Parrot, and finds a light ball shining multi-coloured beams over dancing men and women.
* Creator/StephenColbert once [[http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2013/08/07/stephen-colbert-get-lucky-dance-party-video/ indulged in this]] to Music/DaftPunk's "Get Lucky". ItMakesSenseInContext since he was trying to get Daft Punk on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' but didn't succeed, so decided to do this instead.
* Lampshaded on ''Series/GetALife'': Chris Elliot's character time-travels to the '70s, where his father and his old codger friends are all disco-fied.

* A fairly extreme example, Music/PainOfSalvation is a fairly dark and brooding progressive metal band, with huge spiralling concept albums about the existence of God and a fair bit of deep introspection. Track five on their album ''Scarsick'' is called "Disco Queen". It's a bizarre 7/8 grooving Disco song. With falsetto vocals. Which go "You're my DISCO QUEEN! Let's Disco! Ooh-ooh oo-ee oo-ee, AHHHHH!" Although this is, of course, ming-mong Kryptonite, it's actually pretty good. They used it as an encore for the entire tour. It is extremely entertaining to watch the big, hairy, tattooed metalheads do the John Travolta-dance from ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' during said song.
* Music/KylieMinogue owes her entire career to this. Her career had been fairly run of the mill until the disco-themed album ''Light Years'' was released and her fame skyrocketed, with no signs of ever slowing down for a long time to come.
* Music/DavidBowie.
** ''1984'' on ''Music/DiamondDogs''.
** The album ''Music/YoungAmericans'' has disco influenced all over it. Ditto ''Music/StationToStation'', but DarkerAndEdgier.

* One of the modes in ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'' is "Dance Party", where Bud and Buzz SummonBackupDancers and perform a dance. Good luck trying to figure out what dancing has to do with gophers invading a golf course...
* Getting an extra ball in ''Pinball/MonsterBash'' plays a short clip of Dracula dancing under a disco ball.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disco Inferno]], of course. A disco ball would come down from the ceiling as part of his entrance.
* Wrestling/BrodusClay debuted as a generic [[TheBrute brute]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72jEUpcvocw He would resurface with an entirely new personality.]]

* The "Hey, Roosta, I've Just Had This Really Hoopy Idea" sequence in ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', in which Zaphod's cunning plan to escape a FateWorseThanDeath is to use a free Body Debit card to teleport both himself and his friend Roosta to the universe's most unbearable discotheque, full of RobotGirl dancers who make the club look full, and nozzles on the wall that spray hot artificial sweat at attendees. The music used for this sequence is a horribly distorted version of Music/TheBeeGees' "Stayin' Alive" played backwards with beats removed. It's shameless {{Padding}} of the "the hero escapes and gets captured again" variety, albeit thinly justified by it turning out that Zaphod's captors set the whole thing up just to fuck with his head, but groovy as well as hilarious.
-->"They are passing out! Spray them with adrenalin! Make the lights flash faster!"

* In the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', ditzy starlet Violet's undoing via a transformation into a giant blueberry becomes the focus of this in TheVillainSucksSong "Juicy!" (The token justification is that the experimental gum that triggers the transformation recreates a Sunday roast dinner from 1979.) The Inventing Room is turned into a disco as the Oompa-Loompas dance and even roller-skate about, while Violet -- who subscribes to the EverythingsBetterWithSparkles trope with regards to her wardrobe -- becomes the unwilling mirror ball at the center of it all.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The ending of the ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'' ride at Ride/UniversalStudios has the guests exiting out into a big disco dance party.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* At least one of the ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' games takes place in TheSeventies. Pox plans to use Disco to brainwash the world's population, much to Crypto's disgust (because he loathes Disco).
* Disco Kid's whole theme in ''VideoGame/PunchOut''
* ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron III'' opens with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters dancing to the Disco remix (yes, there was one) of the [[{{Fanfare}} opening theme]].
* In ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim 3-D'', there is a whole stage devoted to a Disco. Which mixes this trope with EverythingsDeaderWithZombies to form the stage "Boogie Nights of the Living Dead". The stage comes complete with a weapon called the "Funky Gun".
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'':
** Inputting the KonamiCode in the ''[=LittleBigPlanet=] 2'' level "Got the Hump" turns it into one of these.
** The entire Space Bass area in ''[=LittleBigPlanet=] Karting''.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' has Miror B., a man with a FunnyAfro colored like a Pokéball. In its predecessor, ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'', his music was salsa. Here? Disco.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' has Suzuka-hime's LimitBreak: complete with [[MundaneMadeAwesome Disco ball, orange box,]] NoblewomansLaugh, and MoreDakka [[BlasphemousBoast than God]]. In the sequel, gaining an upgrade to the attack adds bright spotlights and changes the single box of oranges to a pile of 3.
* The [[spoiler:good ending]] of ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullmonkeys}}'' includes The 1970's as a collectible pickup scattered around levels. Whenever the player picks up enough of them, they're transported to, you guessed it, The 1970's. Accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tCFrI8TQgw this music]].
* Jimmy T. from the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series is a Disco fiend, as is the rest of his family. They all wear multi-colored {{Funny Afro}}es, shades, and bell-bottom pants.
* ''VideoGame/DangunFeveron''. Even its freaking soundtrack!
* The dancing zombie of ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', due to the original zombie bearing resemblance to Music/MichaelJackson [[FunnyAneurysmMoment at an unfortunate time]], was replaced with a Disco-tastic zombie.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'''s expansion has a Secret Disco Level hosted by the Disco [[TheGoomba Krug]].
* ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper 2'' has casinos, and when a creature wins the jackpot, everyone around it starts dancing to "Disco Inferno" by The Tramps.
* DanceBattler maestre Eddy Gordo in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series started off with an alternate "outfit" that was treated as a (relatively obscure) alternate character, Tiger Jackson. No word yet on whether Capoeira works with a disco beat in real life..
* The [[spoiler:"Dance Battle"]] in ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures Volume 2'', which doubles as '''the''' Big Lipped Alligator Moment of the series.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', when Mario uncovers some Boos he must fight, the Boos suddenly start dancing to disco music while Mario joins along before the fight commences.
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' has the Groovitron, a disco-ball grenade that causes all enemies and allies in its "blast zone" to [[InvoluntaryDance dance until the music stops]] -- leaving them vulnerable to attack.
* One of these appears in ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures Fancy Pants Adventures: World 3]]''. You actually have to collect pieces of the disco ball from elsewhere in the level before it starts. You're rewarded with [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a new pair of pants]] if you do so.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the glam-rock-inspired [[AgentPeacock Mettaton EX]] sometimes attacks using a disco ball that fires lasers, during his boss battle. He also performs a barrage of dramatic dance poses the entire time.
* There's a few rare instances in the ''VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame'' series where solving a puzzle will cause a disco sequence to start. (Disco makes an appearance somehow in every single game; it's just that ''sometimes'' it isn't gratuitous.)
* You get treated to one of these in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'' whenever you collect enough Lums to earn all of a level's rewards. The BigBad also starts one up as a distraction in the final level in order to get a head start in running away from you.
* The first level of the FirstPersonShooter ''Cyberdillo'', "Shoot That Funky Plunger, Dilloboy!" In this level, the LifeMeter is labeled "FUNK."
* ''VideoGame/ShadowMan'' has you fighting Marco, a psychopathic DJ with an affinity for disco music, whose boss theme is a funky disco jam with plenty of wah-pedal guitar. Certain versions of the game allow you to turn the entire game into a large disco party with the Disco Mode cheat.
* In ''[[VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza Battleground Z]]'', the Disco Ball weapon's charged attack brings your Mii and any zombies surrounding you to a disco hall for a dance off. It ends with lightning striking the unfortunate zombie losers.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Shattered Crystal'', going into Amy's house after getting all medals results in... [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=yJNgZymZX_M Sonic and pals doing the robot]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the webcomic ''Giselle'' by Carlos G., just guess [[http://lowroad75.comicgenesis.com/d/20090723.html what the Butler does in his spare time]].
* ''Webcomic/TheChosenFour'': Jeff dances in front of the sphinx. Specifically, he ''disco'' dances.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "Straight to the Heart", it is revealed that Jim is a former Disco dancer. Though he considers this an OldShame at first, in "William Returns" he gains some fans and makes a return as "Paco, King of Disco".
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Jesus turns [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Water into Funk]].
** When Stewie wishes on his birthday candles, he entertains the idea of dropping bombs, but then decides to wish for everyone to Disco dance, complete with Disco ball and retro clothing, as seen above.
** Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe walk into a skating rink as rookies. A few minutes later, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokkxYA2YIA Disco Ensues to Beethoven's Fifth.]]
* From ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s many musical moments, there is...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9H6-0FiEa4 "Fabulous"]];
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jP0j8EITTk "Disco Miniature Golfing Queen"]];
** During the boys' Robot Rodeo, a thick mist messed up Isabella's hair -- causing the episode to end on a hilariously random note: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suy0cjbFTgY "Izzy's Got the Frizzies"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': The episode "Boogie Frights" revolves around the Boogie Man blocking out the sun with a giant disco ball and holding a never-ending dance party as he and his monster friends terrorize the citizens of Townsville.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** The Crimson Chin has a Seventies Disco version of him.
** There was also that time Jorgen Von Strangle disco danced with his 1970s counterpart.
** And never forget... MOUNT DISCO!
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'': Otto and Reggie's dad competed in "Freestyle Roller Disco".
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels'': The episode "Disco Cavey".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' episode "The Quest for the Flying Rock" has Disco as its music genre.
* Mirror Master's holographic [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom discotheque of doom]] in the "Flash and Substance" episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Gang Busters", Hamton keeps messing up the music genre the characters are singing (rap), and one instance has him disco dancing while Fifi, Shirley, and Elmyra sing "Disco Inferno".
* Three of the ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' music videos have had Disco-inspired numbers: "Making Faces", "Go Pop", and "Flashlight".
* This happens OncePerEpisode in the ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' SpinOff ''Galaxy Goof-Ups''.[[note]]Which originally aired as part of ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''.[[/note]]