->''Girl, you know it's-- Girl, you know it's-- Girl, you know it's-- Girl, you know it's--''

Let's-s-s face it, its funny when-en audio technology goo-oofs up, ''espec-espec-epsec-especially'' when it's not supposed to-to; this-this-this-this is the-the-the-the-the Repetitive Audio Glitch and-and-and-and-and it-t-t's al-l-lways good to make-e sure that-[[SelfDemonstratingArticle that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-]][[OverlyLongGag that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-]][[BrokenRecord that-that-that-that-that-that-that-that-]] ([[PercussiveMaintenance WHAM]])

Well, you get the picture.

For overly-long repetition not caused by a malfunctioning machine, see BrokenRecord. If this exposes a performer that's actually using a recording, this becomes ThatSyncingFeeling.


[[folder:Adver-adver-adver-adver (BONK!) Advertising]]
* "It's new! It's Orbit!" "It's a great tasting, great tasting, great tasting..." (WHACK!) "Sugar-free bubble gum."
* An ad for Winston cigarettes, that ran during ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', featured Fred and Barney fixing up a record player and ends with a humorous spin on Winston's famous jingle.
-->'''Fred:''' And as I was saying, Winston tastes good...
-->'''Record:''' Like a ''(skip-skip)'' cigarette should...Like a ''(skip-skip)'' cigarette should...Like a ''(skip-skip)'' cigarette should. Like a--
-->''(Barney gives the player a [[PercussiveMaintenance "pound-pound"]])''
-->'''Record:''' ...cigarette should.

[[folder:Com-Com-Com-Com- (POW!) Comics]]
* [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1985/ga850630.gif This]] ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' strip, which has ironically become an OverusedRunningGag in the parody comic ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield''.
* Played with in a ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' comic featuring the Spook, the long-term resident of the palace dungeon. The sound of singing coming from his cell develops a repetitive audio glitch, and the guard rushes into find the cell empty except for a record player. It turns out that the Spook really was singing, audio glitch and all, and was hiding in the base of the record player with the intention of making his escape once the guard rushed off to report that he'd made an escape.
* A ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip has a guy tell his wife to hit their pet bird, it's stuck.

[[folder:Fi-Fi-Fi-Fi- (SMASH!) Film]]
* The Creator/MarxBrothers film ''Film/MonkeyBusiness'': the boys all try to get in the country claiming to be Creator/MauriceChevalier (he was on the ship and they stole his passport). To prove they're Chevalier they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YNiedDhsAs sing]]; Harpo's got a Maurice Chevalier record on a wind-up player strapped to his back, which eventually begins to wind down.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger is entertaining the bar patrons by performing to a record of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes theme). The record sticks just as Roger gets to the part where he smashes a plate over his head, so he smashes several until Eddie stops the record.
* Played for laughs with the opening song in ''Series/HannahMontana TheMovie'' where Hannah is shooting a music video and the song becomes stuck on 'Best of both... best of both....' until the sound engineer does PercussiveMaintenance to get it going again (while the dancers also loop their moves). They finish the song, the director calls cut and says he'll FixItInPost.
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'': At the preview showing of ''The Dueling Cavalier'', a mishap causes the film to lose sync with the soundtrack (early sound films had the soundtrack on a phonograph record; they switched to printing the track directly on the film to avoid this very thing), leading to a scene where the villain and the DistressedDamsel speak each other's lines. This becomes a plot point, as it leads to the idea of having Kathy dub over Lena's nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.
* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', the heroes are strapped into a DeathTrap driven by a record player. Fortunately, the record starts skipping, pausing the countdown for a few precious seconds. Unfortunately, Basil is too busy having a HeroicBSOD to take advantage of it.
* In ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', the recording of Haauser gets stuck repeating the [[MemeticMutation infamous words "Get your ass to Mars."]] after the laptop it's on gets shot during the brief second attack on Douglas Quaid.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', Goofy and Max attend a malfunctioning animatronic show at Lester's Possum Park (Max reacts to the show by calling it pathetic). The song ends with the lyrics, "Here at Lester's Po-- Po-- Po-- ''([[PercussiveMaintenance BANG!]])'' Possum Park!" (The version included in the official movie soundtrack features the skipping, but not the accompanying banging.)
* Used in ''Film/MeanGirls'', when Gretchen accidentally kicks the CD boombox playing "Jingle Bell Rock", causing it to get stuck on "In the fro-fro-fro-fro-fro-fro...". Her attempt at rectifying the situation accidentally results in her boyfriend getting beaned by the boombox.

[[folder:Liter-Liter-Liter-Liter (ZAP!) Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'': Early in the novel, the reader is treated to a grisly sight, where a person's severed head is on atop a record on a turntable, with the turntable on. The person's head keeps nudging the record needle into the previous groove.
-->"Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick it— Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick it— Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick it—"
* In Discworld/ThiefOfTime, the adept, when inventing the first Procastrinator, tests his invention by repeatedly skipping backwards in time in a conversation with his adept, so it sounds just like this.

[[folder:Live-Live-Live-Live (BAM!) Live Action TV]]
* In the final episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' Mr. Spooner goes on TV to become a pop idol, but he loses his voice mid-song so they play a reel-to-reel tape they recorded earlier. Problem is, the tape was recorded at half the speed it was played back at.
* Episode 24 of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', just before and during the opening titles.
* Used as an OhCrap moment in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' TV Movie. The song the Doctor's listening to skips on the word "time" just as the Master's remains escape from their [[SealedEvilInACan can]] and sabotage the TARDIS console. [[BrickJoke It comes back]] at the end of the movie, and the Eighth Doctor says, "OhNoNotAgain."
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Medium}}'', Allison keeps hearing the same song, over and over, in her head. It eventually starts skipping erratically until she locates the mp3 player of a kidnapped girl.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' opens with [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn the song on the background skipping and revealing it was a record.]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** In ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', Mack's RoboticReveal takes place when he malfunctions and starts repeating a single sentence over and over again.
** Subverted in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', when Dr. K is communicating via hologram and Colonel Mason storms out when the transmission starts glitching: "After what I've seen- After what I've seen- After what I've seen- [[spoiler:Good, I thought he'd never leave!]]"
* An early ''Series/SesameStreet'' character is Sam the Robot, who would proudly declare that "Machines are perfec-are perfec-are parfec-are perfec-" before getting some PercussiveMaintenance.
* During the later years of ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', a Creator/JimHenson sketch shows an early version of [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IgF6_jVaj8 chomping away at an analytical computer]]. Roughly halfway through, the machine's audio playback begins hiccuping.
--> "If, for any reason, this unit is tampered with, the 90-day warranty on the system is invalidated... system is invalidated... system is invalidated... system is invalidated... auxiliary co-ordinates.
* This is a regular occurrence on ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'', sometimes leading into a sudden musical remix of the last sentence.

[[folder:Mus-Mus-Mus-Mus (WHUMP!) Music]]
* "[[Music/MilliVanilli Girl you know it's-- Girl you know it's-- Girl you know it's-- Girl you know it's--]]" This one happened ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udS5qBrBFqE live]]''. [[CreatorKiller Their career promptly blew up in their face]], [[ThatSyncingFeeling as people finally realized they were simply lip syncing]] ''everything''.
* Music/{{Blur}}'s song Peach ends in a manner which is reminiscent of a skipping record.
* Played for laughs in Music/TypeONegative's "Skip It", designed to sound like the CD is jumping.
** As is Music/LacunaCoil's "Aeon."
* In Music/{{Eminem}}'s track 'Under the Influence', guest rapper Bizarre's section includes the following:
-->My DJ's in a coma for letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
letting the record ski-\\
''[rewind sound effect]''
* "Pearl Bomb" by Music/{{Melvins}} starts with 30 seconds of a very short loop that sounds exactly like a skipping CD... Then a clearly non-skipping bass guitar starts playing in time with the loop. The loop continues throughout the rest of the song, and basically functions as percussion.
* "Coin-Operated Boy" by [[Music/AmandaPalmer The Dresden Dolls]] has a section that's supposed to resemble one of these. The music video loops with the lyrics, but her expression changes gradually through the looping from one of contentment to one of disgust.
-->And I'll never let him go
-->And I'll never be alone
-->And I'll never let him go
-->And I'll never be alone
-->go- And I'll never be alone
-->go- And I'll never be alone
-->go- And I'll never be alone
-->And I'll never be alone....
-->Not with my coin operated boy
* John Reuben's "Move" features the following:
-->'Cause nowadays, music's too political \\
And maybe just a bit too predictable \\
The repetition \\
repetition \\
repetition \\
Man, I'm just kidding, or am I?
* Music/{{Orbital}}'s second album opens with a vocal sample of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]]: "There is the theory of the Möbius... a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes looped." The words "time becomes looped" repeat. The left and right channels play at slightly different speeds, so the looped words fall out of synch then back into synch before the track ends. The entire thing was [[TeasingCreator a joke aimed at the fans]]: Orbital's previous album had opened with the same vocal sample but without the looping; Orbital wanted fans listening to the second album to initially think they had actually bought a glitched copy of the first album.
* On the Music/DavidBowie album ''Diamond Dogs'' "[[DownerEnding The Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family]]" ends with a mechanical voice shouting the first syllable of "brother" over and over.
* Invoked by some [=DJs=] in intentional versions of BrokenRecord (Music/FatboySlim has great examples in both "The Rockafella Skank" and "Praise You").
* Music/{{Madonna}}'s song "Now I'm Following You (Part 2)" begins with the record skipping, presumably after Part 1 finishes playing if you're listening to the entire album ''Music/ImBreathless'' straight from the CD. Madonna says "Oh, dear" and fixes the record player so that it starts with the playing of Part 2's music.
* From "Ana Ng" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants:
-->And it sticks like a broken record \\
Everything sticks like a broken record \\
Everything sticks until it goes away
* Rap group clipping. uses this to cap off the CD version of their song "Ends," off ''CLPPNG''--the track itself ends with skipping as though the CD itself were scratched.
* "Stereo Hearts" by Gym Class Heroes uses[[labelnote:*]] And possibly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]][[/labelnote]] this.
-->Furthermore, I apologize for any skipping tracks
-->It's just the last girl who played me left a couple cracks
-->I used to- used to- used to- used to-
-->Now I'm over that
* The long version of M's "Pop Muzik" has the song get briefly stuck skipping on "clear" in "Loud and clear" several times near the end of the song.
* Music/OneohtrixPointNever's "I Bite Through It" is an entire song based on this trope.
* The central theme of John Hartford's "Don't Leave Your Records In The Sun". "They just won't play just won't play just won't play just won't play..."
* In Avicii's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VJBBUqr1wM "Silhouettes"]] video, the surgeon's [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn CD player playing the song]] skips, and he has to hit it a couple times and jiggle it around before it restarts.

[[folder:Stand-Stand-Stand-Stand- (WHAP!) Stand-Up Comedy]]
* The Creator/CheechAndChong sketch "Strawberry Revival Festival" from ''AudioPlay/LosCochinos'' has a record player that's constantly skipping in the background.
* Creator/KevinEldon performed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3iFa_V9GWU a song called "My CDs Jump"]], which imitates skipping [=CDs=] and the characteristic mechanical glitches of other recording formats.

[[folder:Thea-Thea-Thea-Thea- (BONK!) Theater]]
* Not quite the same thing, but in TheMusical ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'', the Man in Chair is listening to an actual record of a 1920's show, which occasionally skips. Since the show is "appearing" in his living room, the characters have to keep repeating their actions until the record moves on.

[[folder:Video-Video-Video-Video (WHACK!) Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BioShock2'''s Fontaine Futuristics announcer is a textbook example of this trope.
* Most fans of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' would tell you that the boss, Flaahgra's, theme music sucked. However, this is actually due to a glitch in the American release where only the first thirty or so seconds of the song is repeated over and over again. This was corrected in the PAL and Trilogy versions of the game. Whether or not the theme sucks now is completely due to personal taste.
* When Adrian Shephard hops on one of Black Mesa's trams in ''VideoGame/HalfLife: Opposing Force'', it starts moving and plays its automated announcements, except now they're suffering glitches and repetitions due to the Resonance Cascade that happened not far away from where that tram was.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' has [=GLaDOS=] doing this on multiple occasions.
* SHODAN in ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' does this nearly all the time.
* A meta example: the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' announcer repeating "OVERTIME!" over and over in King of the Hill mode [[GoodBadBugs was due to a coding error]]. The error has since been fixed, [[AscendedGlitch but the old glitchy behavior can be brought back via a console command]].
* Malakai in ''VideoGame/DarkFall''; Lights Out does this in a similar way to SHODAN whenever he speaks to Benjamin Parker.
* Lyril suffers from this in Sierra's ''VideoGame/LighthouseTheDarkBeing''. She's been bound to a life support system in a chair since the age of 4, and by the time the player meets her, Lyril speaks this way nearly 90% of the time. It's implied that this comes from her life support malfunctioning. A holographic recording proves this, as she used to speak more clearly when it was made.
* While only part electronic, a mechanimal named Diode in ''VideoGame/TheDayTheWorldBroke'' suffers this while talking, usually getting stuck on part of a word for a few seconds. He admits that it's due to overexposure to magnetism, which is suspicious considering none of the other mechanimals have this affliction.
* A rather infamous real-life example from the ''Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam'' PC game. When ran on Windows XP, all dialogue and music would loop over and over again after only a few seconds. What's worse is that this is potentially a GameBreakingBug: unless you turn off dialogue in the setting menu, the game will freeze after the "Trouble Train Depot" level because Tee Vee's speech will keep looping and the game will not progress.[[note]]If you turn dialogue back on afterwards, this bug also applies to "Trouble Sub Rescue" and "The D.O.O.M. Room" for the same reasons.[[/note]]
* Similarly, ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'' features an infamous glitch with the Infomaniac repeating certain lines of his "Do you really want to exit?" speech. The most well-known one is "Green--red brick, you stay." Others include "Are you ready to le--", "If you select the green bri--nd?" and "If you se--leave LEGO Island?"
* In the PC port of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', the ambient soundtrack suffers from these [[MostAnnoyingSound annoyingly often]]. Ironically, some of the music tracks are [[BrokenRecord intentionally recorded to sound this way]], such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonHpHLB2Xc this one]] in the otherworld hospital.
* Near the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}'', the lift control computer experiences one in the form of "Failfailfailfail" before lapsing into GratuitousGerman.
* In ''VideoGame/FarCry'', especially the ''Classic'' remake, killing an enemy while they're in the middle of shooting will sometimes cause the gunshot sound to endlessly loop.

[[folder:Web-Web-Web-Web-Web- (KICK!) Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' includes the track "Nannaquin", which sounds like "Harlequin" as played on an old, failing record player. Near the end, it glitches this way, only put to an end by a RecordNeedleScratch. The song in [S]Flip also does this at the end.

[[folder:Web-Web-Web-Web-Web- (PUNCH!) Web Video]]
* One of the stock jokes in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
* ''WebVideo/{{Caddicarus}}'' has fun with this when reviewing a video game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' and the game skips:
-->'''Caddy''': Ah yes, haven't seen this problem in a while. Yeah, these kind of things tend to happen when your [=PS1=] disc has a scratchscratchscratchscratchscratchscratchscratch—\\
(''[=dots appear in the middle of the screen as if the video is buffering=]'')\\
'''Caddy''': I got you, didn't I?
* ''Doggans'' in his video about ''The Wizarding World of Harry Potter'':
-->'''Doggans''': Isn't that right glitchy editing?glitchy editingglitchy editingglitchy editingglitchy edi-
* In the fourth ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' video, the teacher (a 1990's style PC) teleports the three main characters to his digital world, which is very glitchy. Two parts stand out: when Red Guy exclaims "wow" while "admiring" the digital world, and when the computer tells the characters that there are over three things to do in his world. This also crosses into GroundhogDayLoop territory.
* LetsPlay/RoahmMythril encountered one of these in his LP of the original ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', thanks to his emulator.
--> '''Harry:''' Cheryl? Is that Cheryl-Cheryl-Cheryl-Cheryl-\\
'''Roahm:''' ''[laughs]'' Oh, bloody skipping.
* This can happen in one form or another on any given WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} corruption stream, in addition to all the other (sometimes [[HellIsThatNoise far less pleasant]] ) audio errors the corruptions tend to produce.
* Due to a glitch in his systems, Robo-Frieza from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' occasionally locks up when speaking, causing certain syllables to repeat for a moment until he terminates that process. He freezes up when he screams [[spoiler:as Trunks slices him in half,]] and stays stuck like that [[spoiler:as he is promptly diced and atomized]].

[[folder:West-West-West-West- (BOP!) Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' used this as an exposé for their literal ''FakeBand'' Binky, where the title character accidentally thinks a key component of the band's hologram generator is a trash can and throws a banana peel in it. You can guess what happened next.
* One [[DorkAge later]] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short called "Daffy's Inn Trouble" features the trope. In one scene, [[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck Daffy]] ([[DisguisedInDrag in drag]]) decides to mime to a song on a record to lure patrons into his new inn, only for the record to start skipping. Once he's caught, Daffy attempts to do a quick dance before the would-be customers began [[ProducePelting throwing produce at him]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry is undercover masquerading as scientist Dr. Lloyd Wexler at an evil science convention in Britain, but when Doofenshmirtz makes Perry read from his autobiography, he almost gets caught since platypi can't speak (in anything but that growling noise Perry usually makes). Thankfully he just happened to have a CD player and an audiobook version of said autobiography to lip sync to, until it randomly started skipping.
-->The malevolent part is one charm, without the cumbersome shackles of sentimental introspec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-spec-(slam)\\
'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Hmm, that's funny. I don't remember you saying "spec" so many times.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In "Gary Takes a Bath", Gary plants a record player with a shadow similar to himself on a tree with his meowing playing on it. When Spongebob pours water on it, it breaks and starts skipping.
** "Pressure", when Sandy and Spongebob were about to race to the Krusty Krab:
--->'''Spongebob:''' Think you can a fair race in that clunky tin tube?
--->'''Sandy''': Why don't use ask my behind! That is, if you can catch it! ''(cut to a closeup of Sandy)'' What do you think of that, [=HydroPants=]?
--->'''Spongebob''': I'd say, I'm already halfway there!-halfway there!- ''(cut to a wider shot showing a record player in Spongebob's place)'' halfway there!-halfway there!
* In another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, "WesternAnimation/PigsInAPolka", the Big Bad Wolf tries to fool the Literature/ThreeLittlePigs by disguising himself as a Gypsy woman playing the violin. One of the pigs discovers the record player hidden behind his back and switches the record over to an upbeat polka, causing the wolf to literally dance out of his costume.
* Part of a gag in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' where the Warners are chasing down the Wally Llama to ask him something:
-->'''WL:''' GO AWAY! I'm missing Baywatch.\\
'''Wakko:''' But we have a very very very very very very very ''(Yakko thumps him)'' important question to ask you.
* The 1938 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes / WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies cartoon "The Major Lied Til Dawn" had some African natives, stereotypically big-lipped, then the music starts skipping. A female native opens her mouth to show a record with the needle skipping on it. She replaces the needle, the music resumes normally, and she walks on.
* An early 60s Paramount Modern Madcap dealt with a Russian marriage broker who gets a robot alien as a client. The robot is smitten with a jukebox playing a female singer with the tag line "I love you" (Robot: "She loves me!"). He later returns the jukebox because the record skips on "I love you" persistently, the robot saying she just won't shut up.
* The ShowWithinAShow ''All my Circuits'' on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' had one of its robot actors break down in this way, opening up the door for Bender to audition on the show.
** In a meta-example, the Hypnotoad sound effect was produced this way.
* From Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow'' episode "Cosmic Cat And Meteor Mouse", Tom and Jerry both disguise themselves as the titular superheroes and visit the bulldog whose beauty sleep is being interrupted by their watching the titular show, with both characters lip-syncing to a record playing out the voices of the superheroes. The bulldog catches on that he's being duped when the record player hidden behind Tom's back skips on "Cosmic Zinger", and so he decides to fix them by having the record player speed up so that Tom and Jerry are lip-syncing faster and at a higher pitch.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' episode "Uniblab", the titular robot gets stuck repeating "Spacely's a stupe" (one of the things it recorded George Jetson saying) while Spacely was showing off the robot to a few businessmen.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TomTerrific'' story arc "The Everlasting Birthday Party" is all about this. Crabby Appleton has a specially created record that deliberately skips on the same groove so he'll be able to celebrate his birthday in perpetuity.
* ''WesternAnimation/SoupeOpera'': This happened to the opera singer's voice one time.

[[folder:Truth-Truth-Truth-Truth (CRACK!) Truth In Television]]
* This was an issue that radio stations had to watch for back in the days when everything was on phonograph records with systems that automatically changed turntables. There is a [[UrbanLegends too-good-to-be-true]] story passed around in the radio industry about a DJ who set up several records to go off one-after-another live and went down to the cafeteria for lunch. The speakers in the cafeteria was playing the station and when he got there a commercial for an audio version of ''Literature/MobyDick'' was playing but the record was skipping going "dick.. dick.. dick.. dick.. dick.. dick..". The DJ rushed up the stairs to the station and upon entering the studio slapped at the record player in a panic. The record player went "dick.. dick - ''[RecordNeedleScratch]'' '''''THAR SHE BLOWS!'''''"
* A story is told about a deejay for a Christian radio station who thought he could get away with an unauthorized break. The vinyl record he set up was a religious sermon that got stuck on exactly the most embarrassing point possible. His furious boss tracked him down and ordered him back to the studio. "Get back in there and listen to what's going on. When you get done fixing the problem, you're fired!" The deejay went back to the studio and found the recorded message, playing over the airwaves, stuck at "go to hell... go to hell... go to hell... go to hell...."
* A more modern example is that most video games, when they crash, will get stuck playing the last half-second[[note]]It depends on the size of the buffer, which could be any size, but half a second seems to be the most common[[/note]] of audio again and again. This is due to the way "circular buffering" works; without any new data coming in, the audio hardware winds up reading the old data over and over and over again. In old cartridge-based consoles such as SEGA's Master System, the same would happen if you moved the cartridge or [[RageQuit removed it]] while playing a game.
* The early days of FMV in CD-based games had similar problems - if you had a sufficiently low-speed CD-ROM drive (say a 2x), you might find data rendering faster than it could load, resulting in looping while it span up the next bit. "[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer The Br-Br-Br-otherhood Of N-Nod]]", indeed...
* Also common on PC games in general (plus some mobile platforms), often due to a wide range of hardware specs and games' inability to manage background processes. Loading anything demanding on a blocking thread makes skips a common occurrence for PC gamers, while a resource eater in the background can cause routine gameplay freezes and accompanying audio skips.
* Audio on programs like [=iTunes=] will stutter on computers with low Random Access Memory.
* Any toy or desk-sitter that plays a sound when you push a button or jostle it can do this when the batteries are low, the button or sensor is stuck, or the contacts are corroding- [[PercussiveMaintenance smacking it]] can in fact temporarily fix it the latter two cases.
* ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-hgI9HfX-Y encounters a glitch like this]] while playing [[Videogame/DuckTales Ducktales Remastered]], possibly caused by multiple sound buffers gone awry.

[[BrickJoke that-that-that-that-that-that-]] ([[PercussiveMaintenance WHAM]])