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For overly-long repetition not caused by a malfunctioning machine, see BrokenRecord.
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[[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.
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[[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 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Chevalier Maurice Chevalier]] (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 ''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.)
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[[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 itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó Don't pick it up, pick it up, pick itó"
* 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.
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[[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 ''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 ''{{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 ''{{Lost}}'' opens with [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn the song on the background skipping and revealing it was a record.]]
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[[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'']]. Their career promptly blew up in their face, as people finally realized they were simply lip syncing ''everything''.
* Not quite the same as this, but Music/AshleeSimpson's singing career went down in flames after she went on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to promote her new song and started lipsyncing to the wrong song...
* Blur's song Peach ends in a manner which is reminiscent of a skipping record.
* Played for laughs in Type O Negative's Skip It, designed to sound like the CD is jumping.
* In {{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 [[AmandaPalmer The Dresden Dolls]] has a section that's supposed to resemble one of these:
--> 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 [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]]: "There is the theory of the MŲbius... 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.
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[[folder:Thea-Thea-Thea-Thea- (BONK!) Theater]]
* Not quite the same thing, but in TheMusical ''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.
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[[folder:Video-Video-Video-Video (WHACK!) Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BioShock2'''s Fontaine Futuristics announcer is a textbook example of this trope.
* ''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]].
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[[folder:West-West-West-West- (BOP!) Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} used this as an exposť 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, Daffy (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 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 (well 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.
** Not to mention "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, "Pigs in a Polka", 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 LooneyTunes/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 ''{{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.
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[[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 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.
* Audio on programs like [=iTunes=] will stutter on computers with low Random Access Memory.
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