Part ContrastMontage, part MeanwhileScene, a Right Now Montage is a slice of everyday life that shows a series of brief scenes of different people in various situations. Can come with or without narration, the narrative version having a high likelihood of dropping statistics related to the scene at hand. Often used as an establishing scene.


[[folder: Advertisement ]]

* The original ad campaign for Crystal Pepsi used the TropeNamer, Music/VanHalen's "Right Now", for more or less all of 1993. Its commercials were straight examples of this, styled after the song's music video. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' ripped into the campaign with mock-commercials for "Crystal Gravy".
* Sprint's "Now Network" series.


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' does this on occasion; one of the most memorable is when Don Kanonji tries to form a civilian spirit-fighting team and recruits Ichigo's sisters. HilarityEnsues.
* Each chapter of ''OnePiece'' has a title page which shows exactly one scene in the life of a character the Straw Hats have met before. Often, these title pages make a story when put together and even reveal some important facts.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The various side characters listening to Radio rock in ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked''.
* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' has one of these as the ship is sinking showing different people in all parts of the ship reacting to the imminent ends of their lives.
* In ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' we see different couples all across Paris having an orgasm at the same moment.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' enjoys doing this in openings. Probably a good idea, considering its premise of LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', when it's not doing a HowWeGotHere cut, tends to use this, showing the police officers and the eventual suspects on a crash course, usually unknowingly.
* Season 2 of ''Series/{{Community}}'' opens with the various study group members and their morning routines.


[[folder: Music ]]

* TropeNamer and TropeCodifier, if not TropeMaker: Music/VanHalen's [[ "Right Now"]]. Frequently parodied.


[[folder: New Media ]]

* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cartoon "No Hands on Deck!" had a montage of Homestar going around announcing his plans to build a deck to all and sundry.
* ''WebVideo/OneHundredYardStare" has episode three, which is one of these.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Often seen in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' as the citizens of Bikini Bottom react to Spongebob's latest antics (like broadcasting Patrick's GiftedlyBad song over the airwaves).
* There was one in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' showing Mr. Smith going about his daily life.


[[folder: On This Very Wiki ]]

* EraEstablishingScene
* SexMontage