!![[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry The Video Games]]
* The music in the swamp levels in [=DKC2=] has the exact same drumbeat as "In the Air Tonight" by PhilCollins, which inevitably led to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEjoz9egJDs&feature=more_related this.]]
** The Bramble levels BGM [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J67nkzoJ_2M "Stickerbrush Symphony"]] takes chord progressions, beats, and a short excerpt from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2wrtoloJ6k "I Will Remember You" by Amy Grant.]]
** The ice cave level BGM, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYwx5A8Z1n0 "In a Snow-bound Land"]], is based on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0Xy_6WIY0 "Theme of Antarctica" by Vangelis]].
** In [=DKC3=], when you enter Wrinkly's Save Cave, on occasion Wrinkly will be playing her {{Nintendo 64}}, as evidenced by the music being an {{Expy}} of the ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' "Inside the Castle Walls" theme [[note]]note they are not the same pieces of music: compare the original theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpOP0L3A7_Q here]] and the [=DKC3=] version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEBqm9bGi3g here]][[/note]].
*** Also in Wrinkly's Cave, sometimes she will be sleeping, and the background music will be the baseline from the "Jungle Hijinx" tune from the first game.
** Also in [=DKC3=], the mill music, appropriately named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiXLRjclk1s "Mill Fever"]], is based on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGb5IweiYG8 "Fever" by Peggy Lee]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The original DKC trilogy was removed from the NA and PAL Wii Virtual Console services for reasons known only to Nintendo, meaning the only way to get copies of the game is finding either the original SNES cartridges or the GBA remakes.
* TropeNamer: This series is the trope namer for:
** BlackoutBasement
** GangplankGalleon
** GustyGlade
** HornetHole
** JungleJapes
** MinecartMadness
** TreeTopTown
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Cranky was meant to be a lot nicer during development of the first game, as seen [[http://tcrf.net/Donkey_Kong_Country_%28SNES%29#Unused_Dialogue here]]. A giraffe animal buddy was planned, as well, allowing DK to climb the giraffe's neck to reach high areas.
** [=DKC2=] has some sprites of Diddy and Dixie mourning, which have been DummiedOut. They seem to have been meant for when they lose a bonus game, rather than the screen freezing in the actual game.
** The Puftup enemies in [=DKC2=] were planned for [=DKC1=].

!![[WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry The Cartoon]]
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Outside a handful of episodes released on VHS and DVD, a complete series has yet to surface in any English speaking countries.
** For a while, a U.S. release (at least from Creator/ShoutFactory) seems unlikely, as [[http://www.shoutfactory.com/community/205/thread.aspx#axzz1KrqJLqOQ the distribution rights to the first season are owned by another company]], which means they could only release episodes from the second season onwards.
*** Peace Arch Trinity is currently releasing sets containing the episodes in production order in the U.S., but it's unclear if this will include Season 2.
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