* You would think that after having done that countless times ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' would stop taking dramatic poses before petrifying at sunrise. Nope.
** If you were going to pose for a statue that potentially hundreds of people would see for the next 12 hours, wouldn't you strike the most impressive pose possible? And if you could get a do-over every 24 hours, why not do it better?
** Plus, they have an interest in maintaining their camouflage, and preserving a threatening image.
* According to director Brad Bird, ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was built to be a combination of "the mundane and the fantastic". It indeed did its job well.
* Various characters in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' made frequent use of the trope, in conjunction with stylized expressions and loud vocalizations. The very first instance would have to be:
-->'''Professor Membrane''': Quiet, son! I'm making ''(large field of electricity crackles)''... toast!
** Also the episode title (rendered in foot-high solid lettering, one word at a time, while spinning through space) -- "ZIM EATS WAFFLES"
** And also the episode "Germs", where Zim embarks on the vital and life-threatening mission of... ''cleaning his house''.
** The one episode where Dib gets powers, and showed off how awesome it was by sliding from the 2nd floor to the first, ''outside of his house'', threw toast, butter, and orange juice in the air, all forming to make breakfast, which he also ate in the air.
** Another Zim example, this one from a crossover: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1JIAcbCbs this scene]] in ''[[NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Globs of Doom]]'' has him bragging about mundane tools as if they were killer weapons of destruction (complete with fanfare):
--->'''Zim''': Eh, this squeaky toy will do you no good. You need the plunger '''''[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom OF DOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!]]'''''
** 5 words: "''A room...'''with a moose!'''''"
*** Oh, it goes further than that! First, Dib starts to let off a a BigNo before it sinks in, and when Zim does a demonstration of the what the Moose can do, [[spoiler: (eat walnuts)]] we get dramatic closeups of it eating them with Dib reacting like it's the worst thing imaginable.
** FBI Warning of Doom. Zim tries to return a movie, while a crazed mall cop tries to stop him. (Because it was after hours.) The whole ordeal ends with the cop trying to stop Zim with a zombie army. However, it can all be summed up with this one line:
---> '''Video Clerk''': If that movie isn't in our drop box by the time we open tomorrow, you're gonna have to paaaaaaayyyyy..... '' '''late fees!''' ''
** There was one episode where GIR threw a sandwich at Dib's head. He threw it so hard that it sent Dib ''flying through the air and crashing through the wall of the nearest building.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
** "Procrastination". As the name implies, [=SpongeBob=] grapples with his denial for hesitation in writing a 800-word essay. In one of his many time-wasting gimmicks, he spends an implied ludicrous amount of time and effort writing the "The" at the start of the paper, so the sequence ends up just looking "awesome" instead of being the HardWorkMontage it initially appears to be.
** The opening scene of ''TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' features a dramatic scene based around the "crisis" of a customer being given a Krabby Patty without cheese, complete with a slow-motion sequence of [=SpongeBob=] putting some cheese into the patty. It's a DreamSequence, but still...
** Any time the Krabby Patty is brought to the audience’s attention by [=SpongeBob=], or at least when it focuses on him making krabby patties.
** When a customer gets a Patty with jellyfish jelly added, he's so enthused that he bursts into an impromptu musical number: "Hey everybody, won't you ''LISTEN'' to meeee! I just had a sand-''wich''! No ordinary sand-''wich''!"
*** "[[EarWorm It's a sandwich filled with jellyfish jell-]]''[[RhymesOnADime yyyyyy!]]''" [[hottip:*:"WHO'S PLAYING SQIDWARD'S RECORDS AGAIN?"]]
** In one of the "Legends of Bikini Bottom" episodes, [=SpongeBob=] is unconscious due to his Krabby Patty meter being empty. Mr. Krabs gets him to eat one. He then blasts up, explodes into pieces, then regenerates after all of them land together, and then...
--> '''''[[ChewingTheScenery "OHHHHHHHHH, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"]]'''''
** Mermaid Man. "To the meatloaf! To the broccoli!"
** And that very intense and edge-of-your-seat moment when Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy...play checkers....
** '''[[MemeticMutation "CHOCOLATE?! CHOCOLATE!!!!"]]'''
** The show for many fans.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Good Times With Weapons". The boys playing around with weapons is turned awesome with an ArtShift and the use of {{shonen|Demographic}} fighting anime tropes, complete with an upbeat [[AnimeThemeSong makeshift J-pop song]] in the background.
** The episode "D-Yikes!," a parody of ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'', features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67KXHqNNJks Mrs. Garrison making coffee]].
*** In that same episode, an unknown lesbian character takes a potato chip... [[Manga/DeathNote and '''eats''' it.]]
** Lice Capades is worth a mention. "KEL-LAY!" And cutting to the lice being blown away and horribly dying -- while the kid who got the lice is taking a shower and washing his hair.
** There's also the Cartoon Wars episodes. In one example, after Stan learns that an Islamic terrorist attack may result from a portrayal of Mohammed in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and suggests they wait and see what happens, he follows it up by saying, "If we're still alive in the morning, (DramaticCloseup) then we'll know we're not dead."
** "It'll be the end of the world! ... of Warcraft."
*** In fact, the entirety of "Make Love, Not Warcraft" fits this trope by somehow making the quest to kill one high-level ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' {{griefer}} completely epic. Semi-justifiable, since this one player has somehow broken [=WoW=]'s PvP rules, can kill ''Admins'', and seems to be determined to kill every player in the game so many times that they get extremely frustrated and never want to play again.
---> (holding up a thumb drive) "Behold... the Sword of a Thousand Truths!"
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining"]] is an example of [[FauxHorrific Mundane Made Terrifying]] with its twisted parody of overblown RealityTV shows turning a lame, boring field trip into a literal life-or-death drama.
** "It Hits the Fan" subverts it over the word shit; The entire country goes nuts with glee when shit is said on a television program without it being censored and also make memorabilia over the word. Kyle sees shit as just another word that doesn't mean much, but everyone else at school is stoked that they can say it whenever they want now. However, everyone saying shit en masse causes a plague that threatens the world unless they stop swearing so much.
* Doctor Orpheus, in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers,'' has the ability to make his speech sound awesome ([[{{Leitmotif}} complete with dramatic music]]) -- regardless of what he's saying.
--> "Do not be too hasty in entering that room -- I had ''TACO BELL'' for lunch!"
--> "Greetings, Pumpkin, I am at Mr. Venture's lab to ''right that which is wrong'' and '''TO REPAIR THE TORN CURTAIN OF TIME ITSELF!''' There are four puddings in the fridge. You may enjoy the contents of one of them. Dinner at six."
--> "Get me my...''BLUUUUE WINDBREAKER!''"
--> "Who wants...''PIZZZZA ROLLLLS!?''"
--> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vlxIevVp4Y "Who is HECTOR MOLINA and WHY DO THEY KEEP SENDING ME HIS JUNK MAIL!?!?"]]
** Monarch henchmen 21 and 24 manage to make [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkOP0CBKtPw putting on their uniforms and getting into a car]] awesome by singing "Mars, Bringer Of War".
*** Granted, doing that in perfect synch with each other while being out of earshot is pretty awesome.
* Done occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', normally to emphasize or {{lampshade|Hanging}} how low-key the goings-on are for a show where fantastic beings spring to life on a whim.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', anything Astonomicat does other than sitting around is accompanied by dramatic music -- even performing a background check on a computer.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' replaces such things as OminousLatinChanting with [[{{Narm}} embarassingly exaggerated]] attempts at [[RuleOfCool being cool]], especially in regard to extreme sports (being the premise of the show). Or, as the show puts it '''[[TotallyRadical sick]]'''!!
* Mildly spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
-->'''Sokka''': I do believe it's my turn. I'm going to spend my vacation... IN THE LIBRARY!!!
** Azula also employs the trope a couple of times during the third-season BeachEpisode by taking the [[SeriousBusiness same approach]] to beach volleyball and flirting with boys that she takes to world domination. It involves [[ElementalPowers fire]], [[ScreamingWarrior loud declarations]], and ''[[StuffBlowingUp explosions]]''.
--->'''Azula''': We have defeated you for all time! You will never rise from the ashes of your shame and humiliation! ... [cheerfully] Well, that was fun!
--->'''Azula''': That's a ''sharp'' outfit, Chan. Careful; you might puncture the hull of an empire-class Fire Nation battleship, leaving ''thousands'' to ''drown'' at ''sea''! ... Because... it's so sharp.
*** From the same episode, we have DisturbedDoves going along with Zuko ''[[ShirtlessScene taking off his shirt]]''.
** "The Ember Island Players" was [[TheAbridgedSeries a recap of the series]] [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs as a play]], and they represented bending with ''streamers''. It actually looks cooler than you'd think (choreography and special effects were about [[StylisticSuck all they had going]]). There's also the fact that most scenes parodied are accompanied by the appropriate music (ex. the recreation of [[spoiler:Aang getting hit by Azula's lightning]] has the same dramatic music playing despite how completely ''un''dramatic [[BadBadActing their performance was]]).
** There's also when they were invading the Earth Kingdom palace and Sokka tried to kick down a big fancy door. He gives it a flying kick with a StockFootage-esque background... and the door doesn't budge an inch.
** Sokka's Haiku Battle (which the background music made it seem more like a Rap Battle.)
* The duel over dumplings between Shifu and Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' which ends the panda's training, starts out as this but by the end of the fight, when Po proves his mastery (and lack of upset) by claiming he's no longer hungry.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' somehow manages to make the act of ''[[spoiler:a fat guy standing up]]'' look unbelievably awesome. Complete with Richard Strauss' ''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra'' (a.k.a. "That really epic monolith music from the beginning of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''"). But considering the fact that [[spoiler:it was probably the first time '''''in his entire life''''' that he managed to stand under his own power, and he was probably the only person in his or several previous ''generations'' to stand up, and he summoned the resolve to do so because ''the fate of humanity'' depended upon it]], this ''was'' awesome.
** [[spoiler: His WikiWalk was pretty damn awesome, since it resulted in him finally understanding ''why'' his life of leisure with nothing more to do each day than read the morning announcements was so totally unsatisfying and showing him what human life ''should'' be like.]]
** Also the character M-O. He doesn't have an ArmCannon, a CreepyMonotone or the ability to be able to [[FriendToAllLivingThings befriend every robot]]. He's just a small obsessive NeatFreak, but Pixar was still able to make him as awesome as possible.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' turns SOUP-MAKING into the coolest freaking' thing ever!
** Ratatouille in general could be considered the personification of this trope. As Pixar themselves said, it stars a rat (an animal liked by few and outright hated by many) who spends his time cooking (a subject that is not well known for its excitement), and is set in [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys France]]. It was one of the best reviewed films of its year.
* PIXAR enjoys this trick. Check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRAfm5glLFY Carl's very precise morning routine]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', with epic music contrasted with his resigned/bored old man expression. (The music is "Habanera" from the opera ''Carmen''.)
* Ninja Handyman, from ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSketch'', solves mundane problems and, [[RuleOfCool being a ninja]], has to behave as if he had saved the day, big time.
* Most Franchise/{{Transformers}}' {{kibble|sAndBits}} (the bits of alt-mode that don't have a purpose in robot mode) just hang off their bodies uselessly. Bulkhead of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', however, can [[http://www.tfwiki.info/wiki/Image:Bulkheadchair.jpg transform his kibble into a chair.]] This is considered by the fandom to be pretty awesome, especially since one of his toys can actually do this.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' after the Scotsman has rescued Jack from a bunch of sirens they have a series of contests to decide who would be the one to row back. The contests culminated in a thumb wrestling match, complete with close-ups on their thumbs and faces all while in slow motion.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'''s speeches.
** Especially, "''Arthur!'' I'm doing ''laundry!''" which may very well be one of the defining moments for this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', mainly in the episode "Identity Crisis." Super Danny seems to permanently have a breeze around him, even when he's standing still.
** "This looks like a job for...''the vacuum cleaner!''" (Followed by him cleaning the room by ''riding'' the vacuum cleaner.)
** "I'm more than alright! I'm ''DANNY FENTON!''" (Cue dramatic lighting.)
** Speaking of which, the aforementioned Zim ''Globs of Doom'' scene takes place in, yes, Amity Park.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', a huge monstrous ogre-type tries to defeat Captain K'nuckles in a poker game with, as he puts it: "Pair of... TWOOOOOOOOOOSS!!" (He loses, naturally, with a pair of threes, no less!).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' was ''built'' on this trope. Middle school is SeriousBusiness!
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' practically ''runs'' on this trope. For example, the episode "Tip of the Day" ended with a crowd song about ''[[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]]'' (you know, those plastic things on the ends of a shoelace ([[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague their true purpose is sinister]]).
** "Raging Bully": After accidentally causing Buford to drop ice cream on himself, Phineas is challenged to a duel, and the entire episode has them set up a boxing ring, going through a Rocky-style training montage... all for a thumb war! THE MOST EPIC THUMB WAR EVER, even with an overly excited commentator!
** One episode features dramatic zooming and music whenever a character announces something they're going to do; one time there's nothing to actually zoom in on but a random patch of sky, forcing Ferb to jump in at the last moment.
** From the movie we have a song about how everything, including blinking, breathing and sitting on a chair, is [[http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=-iSQSnSI-so better with Perry.]] Although this becomes a [[Heartwarming/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]] after the movie is over.
* John Redcorn on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is frequently introduced with blowing leaves and a signature musical leitmotif in the style of a MagicalNativeAmerican, but he's usually just going about his mundane business.
** There is the episode where Hank is constipated. Probably the only episode of any show that can make ''pooping'' a dramatic and climactic event that ends the episode on a ridiculously positive note. The climax: when Hank flushes, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Beethoven's 9th starts playing.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had that episode where Peter and friends became ''Series/TheATeam''. They fixed a chair complete with heroic music playing.
** The one where a disinfection work turns into a major, ''dramatic'' action scene, with every trope played straight for maximum hilarity.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Rome-Old and Juli-Eh," Bart and Lisa wage an epic war with the American Shipping Service, directly referencing key battle scenes from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', over the right to use complimentary shipping boxes to build a play-fort.
** Did we mention the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons large, fire-breathing dragon]]? Because there's a large, fire-breathing dragon.
* In ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'', after giving a bonafide rousing speech uniting superhumans and uniformed military for the first time since the Cold War started, ComicBook/{{Superman}} finishes with this:
-->"I'm going to fly out now and recon [[GeniusLoci this thing]]. When I get back, we'll work out a strategy. ''Are you with me?''\\
''[Cue assembled multitudes of hard-bitten warriors, cheering loudly for the idea of sitting around for a while, and then figuring out what they're going to do later on that afternoon]''
* Half the point of ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' centers around this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is doing this with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Da90PI94w kickball]]''. The actual episode does not disappoint, ending with a ''Anime/DragonBallZ''-slash-''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''-esque final pitch.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WeAreTheStrange'', a dying mook sees his own blood gushing out before its eyes, then [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a single drop of blood stops in mid-air, turns into a pixelated block, laughs at the him, turns back into a regular drop of blood and falls back down.]]
* The pilot of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' ([[OutOfOrder which is actually aired as a season 2 episode]]) offers this twice; first with the lead characters making ''cereal'' ("Milk... cereal... ''combine''...") and then with an epic game of rock, paper, scissors set to hard rock music... that summons an EldritchAbomination after the 100th tie. The show runs on this trope. Apparently, audits destroy the fabric of reality with MatrixRainingCode and there exists anime so nonsensical that merely watching it can suck out your soul.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. {{Lampshaded}} in ''I Dated A Robot'', when Leela remarks that the most ordinary things (like riding a T-Rex or blowing up a planet) seem awesome to a 20th century kid like Fry.
** Episode "Less Than Hero" had the villainous Zookeeper demand his tamed crow to take the Quantum Gemerald from the Planet Express crew in a grandiose fashion, which amounted to swooping over three feet and taking it back. Fry {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this trope: "That seemed unnecessary."
** From "Prisoner of Benda", we have Professor Farnsworth's declaration "I'm afraid we need to use... ''math!''", complete with dramatic zoom-in and music.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' gives us epic tuna-can opening.
* ''WesternAnimation/SweestersVirtualRoom'', a series where ''every'' episode is the BottleEpisode, has an instance of this when a simple ''thumb war'' [[SeriousBusiness becomes the most epic thing in the universe.]] Complete with a BigNo in SlowMotion at the end. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's exactly as cheesy as it sounds.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''. Coop makes the simple act of pushing a button awesome, by smashing it with his ''face''.
** Also, the Context-Sensitive-Big-Red-Button that changes episode to episode. It's even changed ''twice'' in the ''same episode''.
* From ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' episode [[ADayInTheLimelight "The Hunkyard"]], we have an example of Hunk barbequing...ribs the size of a Buick on a customized grill the size of a church organ. His secret ingredient: jet fuel. Not only does he, predictably, burn such ribs, they launch into the air and through the ceiling, activating the Castle of Lion's missile defense system. Pidge's reaction is PRICELESS:
--->'''Pidge''' (playing air guitar): GRISTLE DEFENSE SYSTEM! GRISTLE DEFENSE! GRISTLE DEFENSE! (Hunk joins.) BWAH BWAH!
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "An Ed Too Many," Jimmy goes {{Yandere}} when Sarah starts obsessing over Double D. He declares he's "A lone wolf looking for trouble," and proceeds to rip apart his teddy bear.
* The epic game of tag in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie.
** Moments in the series include the professor swallowing a pea ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joLrldtZtRA Eat your pea, Professor!]]"), the townspeople saving the day by ripping open the packages of a collector, the girls eating broccoli, and Mojo breaking a loaf of bread over a robot's head.
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The second season premiere]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gave us this line: "This is my book... and I'M GONNA READ IT!"
** Pinkie Pie and Apple Bloom manage to both play this straight and [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] it in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call of the Cutie]]". Pinkie Pie's song about baking cupcakes makes it sound like the coolest thing ever, but when Apple Bloom tries her hoof at it...
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "It's time for me to do what I do best - LECTURE HER!"]]
** "[[ShoutOut As Celestia is my witness]], ''[[GoneWithTheWind I will never go sisterless again!]]''"
*** This is also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming (Rarity vowing to make up with her baby sister) and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome (Rarity admitting she was wrong).
** From "Green Isn't Your Color": Pinkie Pie's gonna take an apple... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQnSdXh0syE and eat it.]]
** Pinkie Pie as Chancellor Puddinghead in "Hearth's Warming Eve": "In the name of the earth ponies, I think I'm gonna name this new place... uh... DIRTVILLE!"
** Granny Smith's preparations for Zap Apple Jam-making in "Family Appreciation Day", especially the scene where she acts like a drill sergeant towards a bunch of jam-jars.
** In Hurricane Fluttershy, it is revealed that the Ponyville pegasi have a traditional event where they have to transport a large amount of water over a huge distance. How do they do this? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jttjBESI8pQ By creating a huge tornado.]]
** In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies]]," this is subverted with watching paint dry. Spike even does a PassThePopcorn bit, but eats it all before anything exciting happens.
** In the opening of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's a Crowd]]," Twilight Sparkle learns her sister-in-law Cadance is coming to visit for the weekend, while Fluttershy learns that she's been selected to help research the elusive [[MythologyGag Breezies]]. [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] proceeds to top this good news with "a flyer about a one-day sale on ''used patio furniture''!"
** ''Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxhE2r59kD8 of the most epic snack purchases from a vending machine history in fiction.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9oO0nqVGQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=139s]]
--->'''Dr. Weird''': Gentlemen! Behold! The thermo... stat! ''(epic zoom in)''
--->'''Steve''': That's been there.
--->'''Dr. Weird''': Observe... as I... '''adjust the heat'''! ''(maniacal laughter)''
--->''(beat)''
--->'''Steve''': Is it on?
--->'''Dr. Weird''': You... tell me! ''(maniacal laughter)'' [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Oh, oh, WAIT!]] ''[[IncendiaryExponent (bursts into flame)]]'']]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PvJ1zBJ-us Daffy Duck: The Wizard]], a HeavyMithril Power Ballad about Daffy doing incredibly mundane things like riding an escalator, blowing up a hot dog in a microwave, or crossing the street, juxtaposed with [[ArtShift lavishly-animated]] {{Imagine Spot}}s featuring the kind of stuff you'd expect from a Power Metal music video.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', a waiter arrives, bringing a covered dish, in which there's a ''smaller'' waiter with a smaller covered dish, and so on and so on, until the smallest opens his dish to reveal...a strawberry.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''[='=]s use of this trope is par for the course.
** "Blood Under the Skin" opens with Finn and Jake having a dramatic show-down with a bug monster... except it's actually just a normal-sized ladybug that they're trying to shoo out of their treehouse.
** Special mention must be made of '''SUPER ULTIMATE HIGH-FIVE GO!!!''' from "Five Short Graybles". Finn and Jake decide that, as cool as their high-fives get, they can make them even better, and this eventually culminates in the two of them catapulting hands first across a good chunk of the land of Ooo. They're flying for most of the episode, and they finally connect, entirely by coincidence, over a talent competition which they promptly win because the stunt was just ''that cool''.
** "Five Short Graybles" also has Princess Bubblegum using a combination of sorcery and mad science to make "the most perfect sandwich that has ever existed or ever will exist within the confines of space-time".
* Pretty much ''all'' of the preschoolers' and children's shows do this when it comes to teaching how washing your teeth after every meal is fun, or always eating the vegetables, or washing your hands before eating or after going to the bathroom, etc., and making ''songs'' about it, so that the kid actually starts to like it.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck has a deadly training course set in his kitchen to turn the simple act of making breakfast into a lethal ordeal. Complete with an auto-targeting sentry gun that fires Froot Loops.
* A more meta example, but ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fans like to take a particular line out of context to make it this. In context, it's the end of a rather tense conversation between Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} about Superman [[ParentalNeglect ignoring his responsibilities to]] [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner]]. Out of context:
--> '''Superman''': I'll take that pie to go. ''(dramatic background music)''
* [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "Wind the frog!"]]
* "We're gonna have to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXPdLXXkO3A break in]]''."
* WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}: There's nothing more horrifying than sitting in a box drawn in chalk on the ground in the playground. And you can't come out of it. And you're all alone. ''And no one can come into it to help you.''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' gives us...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPzv2l9Qb_0 The Lost and Found Box!]]
* Maybe you never thought even ''ReadingRainbow'' could make getting a library card awesome, but '''''BEHOLD!''''' In an animated sequence, Conan the Librarian (not the one from ''{{Film/UHF}}'') forges a library card for a young boy, bequeathing it unto him with all the portent of a legendary artifact.
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' movie, dramatic music is set to a montage of the goblins putting together snowmen.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In the episode "Only a Dream", {{Batman}} made the act of [[http://youtu.be/0reMYQSXB0g ordering a coffee at Starbucks]] look awesome.
* ''Everything'' becomes this when ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' is around. Having a big belly gives you the ability to hypnotize people, getting a nickname involves slaying a dragon, trying to get into a locked truck leads to the truck becoming a monster and trying to destroy the world, and that's just the beginning!
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' does this a ''lot''. The narrator in particular is prone to announcing utterly mundane or ludicrous events as if they're epic dramatic situations.
-->''Lo, spring has come at last to the small, somewhat damp kingdom of Udrogoth, and spring means but one thing to a mighty barbarian hero such as Dave: '''[[SpringCleaningFever SPRING CLEANING!]]'''''
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