->This particularly rapid unintelligible patter \\
Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter!
-->--'''Creator/GilbertAndSullivan''', "My Eyes Are Fully Open," ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}''

A common feature of TheMusical is the Patter Song, a light and rapid melody sung by a {{Motormouth}} character Ė less commonly, more than one. This will often take the form of a LongList, resulting in a ListSong. Very commonly the song will involve [[TongueTwister tongue-twisters]] that test the singerís ability to pronounce the lyrics clearly, and occasionally the ability is tested even further by raising the tempo of the song little by little until it goes at a frighteningly fast pace. A semi-patter song is a [[DownplayedTrope toned down version]] that has a patter song feel, but where the words are more important than the rapid delivery.

Creator/GilbertAndSullivan are inextricably associated with this form, which they [[OlderThanTheyThink did not invent]] but are [[TropeCodifier credited with perfecting]].

The MajorGeneralSong, which parodies and/or homages a Creator/GilbertAndSullivan song, is a common example.

If the lyrics aren't enunciated precisely, leaving only a few key phrases clearly audible, this will overlap with SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein.

[[folder: Self-Demonstrating Version]]
You will find that as a rule in ev'ry [[TheMusical Broadway presentation]]\\
(Or perhaps the London West End, if that should be the location),\\
That at some point in the drama, all the action turns to stasis―\\
(Because, after all, how many shows make plotting their main basis?)\\
And a {{Motormouth}} or three will more or less expressly chatter\\
In a light and rapid melody--more technic'ly, a [[TitleDrop patter]].\\
Since a LongList is a structure that no writer can resist long,\\
You will ofttimes find the Patter overlapping with the ListSong.\\
Though it uses terms so ''[[GratuitousFrench recherchés]]'', the singers' tongues are twisted,\\
Each author still will use the trope, as here on this page, ''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle this]]'' [[SelfDemonstratingArticle did]]--\\
But because to try explaining what the trope entails quite tramples\\
On our Tropers' little patience, let us on to the examples:\\



[[folder: Advertising]]
* The Creator/{{McDonalds}} "Menu Song" jingle, which featured patrons singing the restaurant's entire menu to the tune of the obscure 70s hit "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)." This was eventually turned into a contest to see if any real-life customers could recite the entire list on the spot for a free drink.
** There was a second contest involving the song, this time with free records given out both at [=McDonald's=], and with local newspapers, one of which would be a winner. Another variation was to press the song on records of varying stability, and only the one that wouldn't warp at the end would be the winner.

[[folder: Audio Adaptation]]
* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio adventure ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates Doctor Who and the Pirates]]'', the Sixth Doctor sings "I Am The Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer". Listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00T_ft5RCdc here]].

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* In the MusicalEpisode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr Cox's traditional long, funny rant becomes this.
* The theme song to ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is a patter song performed by Music/TheBarenakedLadies.
* ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' had one klezmer patter song sung by the main character's mother called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jOVk1ViQCw "Where's the Bathroom?"]]
* [[IncrediblyLamePun Neo of Sporin]] had one in ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', called "Time Is Of The Essence," in which they [[spoiler: try to revive Gal after he'd been stabbed by Sid's sword]].

[[folder: Film]]
* This was one of Creator/DannyKaye's signatures.
** Remarkably averted in ''Film/ASongIsBorn''. (Danny's songwriter wife refused to write any songs for the film as they were estranged at the time.)
* "The Interrogation Song" by Sam the Eagle, Jean-Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) and Franchise/TheMuppets, from ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
-->'''Jean-Pierre''': You know, I think they did it.\\
'''Sam''': No they didnít!\\
'''Jean-Pierre''': Yes they did, and we can pin it.\\
'''Sam''': If they did, how did they do it?\\
'''Jean-Pierre''': If they didnít, how did they didnít?\\
'''Sam''': If they didnít then itís easy,\\
íCause they simply didnít do it!\\
'''Jean-Pierre''': If they did it, then I knew it,\\
But we’ve nothing that can prove it!
* Henry Higgins' musical rants in ''Film/MyFairLady''.

[[folder: Music]]
* "Unbelievable" by Music/DiamondRio. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Music/CledusTJudd's parody: "That Diamond Rio song had way too many syllables!"
* "One Week" by Music/BarenakedLadies.
* "I've Just Seen a Face" by Music/TheBeatles.
* "Une Valse à Mille Temps" by Music/JacquesBrel.
** Similarly, in its English rewrite, "Carousel."
* "A Wolf at the Door" by Music/{{Radiohead}} is unusually dark in tone for a patter song, but no less rapid-fire (though it has longer-than-usual spaces between the pattery verses). However, the choruses are slightly slower.
* "88 Lines about 44 Women" by The Nails.
* "Johnny Tulloch", by The Rankin Family, featuring rapid fire lists of people piled in a wagon for a dance in Glencoe, and a story about the dance. Towards the end of the song, there's even scat singing from the women in the group while the male singer lists the names of those in the wagon.
* "It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by Music/{{REM}}. The TropeNamer for SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein.
* "Hardware Store" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, which is also partially a ListSong when Al starts rattling off things the hardware store in question sells.
** It's one song Al refuses to perform live because he doesn't think he can do it again.
** "Your Horoscope for Today" isn't fast enough for the whole song to count, but the bridge does, when he says all this in about twenty seconds ''and in one breath'':
--->Now you may find it inconceivable or at the\\
Very least a bit unlikely that the relative position\\
Of the planets and the stars could have some special deep significance\\
Or meaning that exclusively applies to only you\\
But let me give you my assurance that these forecasts and predictions\\
Are all based on solid scientific documented evidence\\
So you would have to be some kind of moron not to realize\\
That every single one of them is absolutely true\\
''Where was I?''
** He also does this in the theme song for [[Series/TheWeirdAlShow his short-lived TV show]]. The first verse is even [[UpToEleven a run-on sentence]]!
* Steve Goodie's ''Franchise/HarryPotter''-themed parody [[http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1191 "Dumbledore"]] is likewise an example.
* "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Music/BobDylan.
* "Soho (Needless to Say)" by Music/AlStewart
* Pretty much ''everything'' Vio-Lence ever recorded.
* Virginia-based [[http://carbonleaf.com/ Carbon Leaf]] revived a traditional song from the U.K. (opinions vary as to whether it's Scottish or Irish) called "Mary Mac". Their official recorded version may be heard [[http://youtu.be/FmEbbJ0c5xw here]]. Be sure to check out a few of their live versions, as well. Note that any tropers who wish to upload their own versions should try to increase the tempo at every verse *and* every repetition of the chorus, to show off just wwhow good they are.
* Music/TimMinchin's "Pope Song" has shades of this:
* Matisyahu - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsFpUW48Tnc King Without A Crown]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDCtBBb0Cx4 Goin' Down]]" by Music/TheMonkees is a fast-paced, upbeat song... about a guy having second thoughts after trying to drown himself.
* Kirby Krackle's "Who Watches the Watcher," which is used as the theme song of Marvel's online news show "The Watcher," features a major section that rattles off a list of Marvel characters who watch the Watcher.
* Music/ChameleonCircuit's Big Bang 2, which summarizes the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode named "The Big Bang."
* The song "I've Been Everywhere" was originally written by Geoff Mack and popularized by Lucky Starr (both Australian) and featured a rapid-fire list of Australian cities the author had visited. It was later famously rewritten by Hank Snow to feature cities from the USA and recorded in that form by many, many other artists including Lynn Anderson, Asleep At The Wheel, and Music/JohnnyCash.
* Many of Music/JimmyDurante's songs were these, due to his idosyncratic singing style. Three prime examples are "Inka-dinka-doo", "Chibodee-chobodee-chibodee" and "Durante, The Patron of the Arts."
* Music/BarbraStreisand's "Minute Waltz" and "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking," which is also a {{List Song}} of said supermarket's more notable merchandise.
* Rolf Harris' "Court of King Caractacus."
* A Heavy Metal example: "Shenanigans" by S.O.D.
* Music/JudasPriest's "Freewheel Burning" where Rob Halford sings these words in under 20 seconds, and still manages to end it with several long notes:
--> Look before you leap has never been the way we keep
--> Our road is free
--> Charging to the top and never give in never stops the
--> Way to be
--> Hold on to the lead with all your will and concede
--> You'll find there's life with victory on high
* Music/ToddRundgren has his own examples with "Song of the Viking" and "An Elpee's Worth of Toons", both of them Music/GilbertAndSullivan pastiches. And he also covered Gilbert and Sullivan's "Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song", which is itself an example.
* "Stuart" by Music/TheDeadMilkmen
* "Popular" by Nada Surf, the verses for which a spoken-word readings from a cheesy teen dating advice book.
* Music/TomWaits has "Pasties and a G-String", a very tipsy sounding patter song about strippers from ''Music/SmallChange''.
* Music/TomLehrer, a huge fan of both Creator/GilbertAndSullivan and Creator/DannyKaye, not to mention a certified scientific and mathematical genius, wrote several songs like this.
** In "The Elements", he rhymed all the chemical element names from the Periodic Table (at least, all the ones that were known at the time; several more have been discovered since [[note]] Lehrer knew this was going to happen -- the last words of the song are "These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard, and there may be many others but they haven't been [[PainfulRhyme discahvered"]].[[/note]]) and set them to the tune of the MajorGeneralSong.
** "New Math".
** His rendition of "Clementine" on ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'' includes a final verse InTheStyleOf Gilbert and Sullivan. While he calls it a "rousing finale", the song is actually a patter song.
* Against Me!'s "You Look Like I Need a Drink" is a punk example. It starts off as a mid-tempo song before delving into extremely fast patter for the remainder.
* "Rosetta Stoned" by Music/{{Tool}}.
* The 1974 novelty song "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)," where each verse [[ListSong lists]] various musical personalities, pop songs and record labels from the 1950s to the then-present in rapid succession. The tune and concept was later lifted for a Creaotr/{{McDonalds}} jingle, where patrons would sing the restaurant's entire menu.
* "Salty Dog" from [[Music/FloggingMolly Flogging Molly's]] first album, ''Swagger''

[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* Convincing John's self-titled song on ''Series/FraggleRock'' is a patter song, as he fast-talks his fellow Fraggles into believing his InsaneTrollLogic.
* ''Series/SpittingImage'' used the Gilbert and Sullivan song "My Eyes Are Fully Open" to parody Neil Kinnock's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1rJW2P2rFY reputation for talking really fast, without talking much about anything at all.]]

[[folder: Radio]]
* The last episode of the summer 2015 series of ''Radio/TheNowShow'' had "It's a Long-Term Economic Plan (But Not For You)", in which Jake Yapp and Harry the Piano cast George Osborne as Harold Hill ("Friends, we got trouble, right here in Blighty...")

[[folder: Theatre]]
* The TropeCodifier are the comic operas of Creator/GilbertAndSullivan, every one of which has at least one patter-song (most often these were originally written for the actor George Grossmith). Specific examples:
** Perhaps the most prominent example is "I am the very model of a [[ModernMajorGeneral modern major-general]]" from ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''. [[MajorGeneralSong Many patter songs since then are inspired by this.]]
** "How Beautifully Blue the Sky", also from ''The Pirates of Penzance'', has the entire women's chorus singing patter in 2/4 time while the romantic leads sing a duet in 3/4 time--at the same time.
** "When You're Lying Awake" (often called "The Nightmare Song") from ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}''
** "My Name is John Wellington Wells" from ''Theatre/TheSorcerer''.
** In the trio, "My Eyes Are Fully Open" from ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', [[note]] Later used in the revival version of ''The Pirates of Penzance'', and then as "The Speed Test" in ''Thoroughly Modern Millie'' [[/note]] which is the fastest of the G&S patter songs, Gilbert and Sullivan [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] their own notoriety for patter songs (and the difficulty in understanding them when sung). As the song says,
-->''"This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter / Isn't generally heard, and if it is it doesn't matter!"''
** "As Someday It May Happen" (a.k.a. [[RefrainFromAssuming the "Little List" song]]) from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' lists people who would not be missed if they were to be executed. Modern productions of ''The Mikado'' invariably rewrite this one to incorporate topical and local events, especially as the original lyrics explicitly invite the performer (or producer) to add their own lines:
-->''"The task of filling up the blanks I rather leave to you, but it really doesn't matter whom you put upon the list, 'cause they'd none of them be missed, they'd none of them be missed."''
** The final verse of "I Am So Proud" from ''The Mikado''. The trio begins with each character singing their part in sequence, then in counterpoint, and totally skips that format at the end with the trio singing a brief patter.
** ''Theatre/{{Patience}}'' has a true patter song in "If You Want a Receipt"[[note]]notable for being perhaps the only patter solo in the series that is not sung by the comic lead[[/note]] and a semi-patter song in "If You're Anxious for to Shine".
* ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has "Notes" in the first act, which is a patter song with an increasing number of people all singing angrily at each other until the Phantom shuts them up.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz45Vtjfbpk "Clarice Cara Mia Sposa"]] by Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart.
** ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' has "Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa", sung by Don Giovanni organizing a party.
* "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)" lyrics by Creator/IraGershwin and music by Music/KurtWeill, first performed by Creator/DannyKaye in ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark''.
* "Both Sides of the Coin" from ''Theatre/{{Drood}}''.
* "Contini Submits" and Necrophorus' part in "Folies Bergeres" from ''Nine''.
* "Rock Island" from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' is a rare example involving many people. It also can hardly be considered a song, and it lost its musical accompaniment when the pianist was unavailable. The authors performed it ''a cappella'', and it worked so well that they [[ThrowItIn kept it that way]].
** Oh, and, of course, "Trouble" from the same score is possibly the ''most'' well-known American patter song.
* Music/StephenSondheim loves this:
** "Everybody Says Don't" from ''Theatre/AnyoneCanWhistle'' doesn't keep a consistently fast pace, but has more than enough sixteenth notes to challenge singers.
** "Another Hundred People" and Amy's part of "Getting Married Today" from ''Theatre/{{Company}}''. The latter is such a fast patter that the printed notes are never sung.
** "Buddy's Blues" from ''Theatre/{{Follies}}''.
** "Now" from ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic''.
** The British Ambassador's part in "Please Hello" from ''Theatre/PacificOvertures''. Sondhiem wrote each Ambassador's part (American, British, Dutch, Russian, and French) in a musical style that reflects their nationality. The British Ambassador's bit is an homage to Gilbert and Sullivan
** ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has some of this in "The Contest," and more in "The Worst Pies In London."
** "Franklin Shepard, Inc." from ''Theatre/MerrilyWeRollAlong'' has elements of this.
** ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' has an ensemble version of this in "Your Fault", but other bits in the score are similar, such as the Witch and Stepsister's bit in "Ever After".
** Arguably "The Ballad of Czolgosz" from ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}''.
* "Now (It's Just The Gas)" from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''.
* The Quartet from ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'' has some of this.
* Mr. Graydon's dictation test/interview of Mille in ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'' ("The Speed Test") gradually becomes this as they move through the verses. The tune uses "My Eyes Are Fully Open" from Ruddigore.[[note]]And opens with those words.[[/note]] In this case, the music starts off as PAINSTAKINGLY SLOW, and then little by little turns RIDICULOUSLY [[MotorMouth FAST]].
* A song that Jim Steinman wrote for the never produced Franchise/{{Batman}} musical was a patter song. It was written for the Joker character, was entitled "Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?" (Steinman likes long titles) and it goes a little something like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J06bcmbXdZo this]]...
* "The Plan" from ''Theatre/TheBrainFromPlanetX'' counts as this.
* The verses of "War Is A Science" from ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''.
** Made more evident in the revival, in which the verses get EVEN FASTER.
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_patter_songs its own list]]...
* Professor Abronsius' song "Wahrheit" in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire''.
* Thomas Aquinas's part in ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'''s "Tower of Babble." "God is apprehended by imagination, intuition...."
** Also from ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}'', Judas/David's verse in "All For The Best."
* "Pulled" from ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily'' has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nto6SrF1FPA#t=2m15s bridge]] which is a brief, fast-paced ListSong.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_he-mCN2WY "Tonight at Eight"]] from ''She Loves Me''.
* Not a whole song, but the ending of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTuFP0SFLQY The King of Broadway]]" in ''Film/TheProducers'' certainly qualifies.
** So does Leo's part in "We Can Do It"
* Most of the song "The Brain" from the musical version of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' ("His Medulla Oblongata / tells his brain stem that itís gotta / send an impulse full of data / which creates a lot of pain"Ö etc).
* "The Red Phone Rag" in ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Strangelove]]: The Musical''.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYnciR0_qos Es que estoy tan ocupada]]" ("I'm just so busy") from the Cibrian-Mahler musical ''30 Days'', where Juana's self-centered mother answers her pre-suicide call by listing all the inane stuff she does.
* "Strike That, Reverse It" in ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' has fun with this trope: A RunningGag within it has Willy Wonka singing so quickly that he keeps accidentally switching words around at the end of verses (InternalHomage to the [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory 1971 film adaptation of this story]]), and in the final stretch he promises "The next time I'll rehearse it". As he presses the guardians of the Golden Ticket finders to sign a contract before proceeding with the tour, his summary of its contents is ''so'' fast -- and filled with both GratuitousLatin '''and''' Gratuitous French -- that Mr. Salt complains "This tempo is preposterous!"
-->'''Wonka:''' ''Our schedule has no room for intros, languid and rubato./ Accelerate right to the verse, [[LampshadeHanging and play it molto presto and staccato!]]''
* In ''Theatre/AlbertHerring'', the Mayor delivers his speech chanting out words at a very fast clip, slowing down only for coloratura cadences, after each of which he takes a big breath.
* ''Barnum'' gives us the "Museum Song."
-->Quite a lotta
-->Roman terra cotta
-->Livin' lava from the flanks of Etna
-->Ride a dromedary
-->See the Temple tumble and the Red Sea part.

-->[=McNamara=]'s band
-->The fattest lady in the land
-->A pickled prehistoric hand
-->A strand of Pocahontas' hair
-->Crow and Sioux
-->Who're going to
-->Be showing you
-->Some rowing through
-->A model of the rapids on the Delaware.
* ''Guns and Ships'' of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' holds the distinction of being the fastest song in one of the fastest shows in Broadway history, courtesy of Lafayette. There's a section where 19 words are sung in about 3 seconds. And it's all done in an over-the-top French accent. Angelica's main song (''Satisfied'') also counts- Lin himself can't pull off her rap sections, and she's got fewer opportunities to sneak a breath in than Lafayette does.
* ''Theatre/{{NatashaPierreAndTheGreatCometOf1812}}'' has the beginning of preparations, which instead of typical comedy, uses the format to sound vaguely ominous.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', [[MotorMouth Mordin Solus]] once states that [[ActorAllusion he used to sing Gilbert & Sullivan]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umN7YOsmGl4 always did the Patter Songs]]. It should come as no surprise, seeing as Mordin talks about five times as fast as everyone else anyway.
--->I am the very model of a scientist salarian\\
I've studied species turian, asari, and batarian\\
I'm quite good at genetics (as a subset of biology)\\
because I am an expert (which I know is a tautology)\\
My xenoscience studies range from urban to agrarian\\
I am the very model of a scientist salarian!
** He also did ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' with a Krogan theme. And if that wasn't enough, he did a song about molecular biology to the tune of ''John Brown's Body'' as well.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'''s 400th strip special song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR5DaYuDWYs The History of Nintendo]], has this in the verses.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* The song "Brand New Day" in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' is a notable example. The whole cast and crew were amazed that Creator/NeilPatrickHarris actually managed to sing it.
* Most of Mettaton's numbers, mainly "Metal Crusher" and parts of "Death by Glamour" in ''WebVideo/UndertaleTheMusical''.
* The bridge from "On Your Knees" on the ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' season 9 soundtrack can count as this.
-->Oklahoma beat down\\
Pennsylvania dead and drown\\
Minnesota castigate\\
Massachusetts flagellate\\
Bitch slap Tennesee\\
DC dead see?\\
Utah is a fucking mess\\
Oregon in great duress\\
Maryland is on her knees \\
Louisiana? BitchÖ.please.\\
Mississippi worst day ever\\
North Dakota not much better\\
Missouri in a stranglehold\\
Montana's corpse is getting cold\\
Bleeding time for old Kentucky\\
Indiana not so lucky\\
Vermont could use a four leaf clover\\
New Jersey it is almost over\\
Pick up Delaware and slam her\\
Call the meds for Alabama\\
Michigan has been destroyed\\
Ditto that for Illinois\\
New Hampshire should have brought a friend\\
West Virginia's at her end
* While the theme from ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'' certainly counts, the final part of the second verse is very notable.
--> '''David:''' We've got:\\
search and rescue\\
training that'll save you from a heart attack\\
scuba diving\\
keeping up with rhyming\\
treasure hunting\\
bomb defusal\\
no refusal\\
circus trapeze\\
and fights\\
and ghosts\\
and paints\\
and snakes\\
and knives\\
and chess\\
and dance\\
and weights\\
it's Camp Camp!

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xslBV_a4x-U That's How We'll Get Her]]'' from the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''-episode "My Fair Hatey" is a song by Sylvia and Commander Peepers in which they plot a way to defeat [[BigBad Lord Dominator]].
-->'''Peepers:''' ''I've done extensive research on our good friend Dominator\\
You see, her whole fleet's powered by volcanic excavator\\
So I'll apply frostonium to this pyroregulator\\
and completely discombobulate her army's power center!''
* "I Really Don't Hate Christmas" from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb's Christmas Vacation'' is a song in which Dr. Doofenshmirtz sings about how much it bugs him that he can't work up more than "an intense, burning indifference" towards a holiday he, as an evil genius, feels obliged to hate, while [[ListSong rattling off a number of holidays and other things]] that he unambiguously hates.
-->''You see, Valentine's is torture, and my birthday is a mess\\
New Year's is a lot of noise, and Arbor Day's a pest\\
Halloween's a horror, but I guess I must confess\\
That I really don't hate Christmas!''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** In the episode "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", the Flim-Flam Brothers get a patter song that's heavily based on the previously mentioned "Trouble" from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
** Discord gets a patter song in the episode "Three's a Crowd" simply titled "Glass of Water", where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he asks for a glass of water]]. [[LongList Along with many, many,]] ''[[LongList many]]'' [[LongList other zany things]].
** Pinkie Pie's "Smile Song", as originally written by Amy Keating-Rogers, was going to have a patter section, but it was deleted from Daniel Ingram's final version.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the segments "Yakko's World" and "All the Words in the English Language", both of which are sung by Yakko, seem to be this.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' summed up all 37 of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays this way in "That Is The Story That's Told By The Bard."
* ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': Francis X. Bushlad gets brief one (set to the tune of "Modern Major General") extolling the virtues of his lemonade in "Francis Takes a Stand".
* There's a Creator/CartoonNetwork promo listing all the aliens in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' in song form.
* "The Fundamental Principle of the Thing" in ''Donald and the Wheel'' is an explanation of how gears work worded in a convoluted, formal, and ''rapid'' manner. It assumes ViewersAreGeniuses, though in a tongue-in-cheek way. Donald is noticeably confused the whole time.
--> '''Spirit of Invention''': Count the teeth along these two gears\\
You would know this if you knew gears\\
How the larger has exactly twice the teeth.\\
Twice the number, incidentally,\\
If you spin it even gently,\\
You'll observe the smaller turning twice the speed.
* "Biskit Family Business" in the ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S3E21ANightAtThePawza A Night at the Pawza]]" is about the [[{{Fiction 500}} corporate head]] Fisher Biskit teaching his daughters (through song) how he runs his business. That he explains it in such a complicated way suggests he has a thorough, intimate knowledge on the subject.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has a few, including "See My Vest" (in which Mr. Burns shows off all the garments he's made from real animal skins and fur), and "We Do", in which the Stonecutters list the ''many'' conspiracies in which they are involved, including covering up life on Mars, robbing cavefish of their sight, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking maintaining]] Creator/SteveGuttenberg's career.

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