Attention-Deficit Disciple

So there's some sort of fun musical number going on and one character, usually a villain, is not joining in on the fun. They're either watching with a scowl, or have something much more important on their mind. The character looks over to his lackey or partner, only to see them dancing along! Often followed by a sharp glare and the lackey sheepishly stopping.


  • Zatch Bell!: Folgore's first appearance. Kiyomaro is still analyzing him while he dances, and Gash couldn't help but join the dance.

  • Occurs in The Rocky Horror Picture Show when Rocky, as well as all the nameless Transylvanians and Columbia, start dancing along to Eddie singing Hot Patootie much to Frank's dismay/jealousy. Instead of stopping in embarrassment, Rocky gets thrown into the elevator by Frank and watches in horror as he kills Eddie with a pick axe.
  • The finale of the movie remake of Hairspray does this with Velma and Amber.
  • In Enchanted, Robert catches himself bobbing along with Giselle's Crowd Song before realizing what he's doing.
  • The Mask, with all the cops joining in. Invoked, too, when the lieutenant in charge tells his subordinate: "You start dancing, I'll blow your brains out."
  • In Anchorman, Brick begins joining in with a rival news team in laughing at his friends.
  • Iago in Aladdin during "Prince Ali."
  • In How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Grinch is displeased to find his faithful dog Max dancing along with the citizens of Whoville's song.

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Western Animation
  • The Spongebob Squarepants Movie involves this and a mosh pit.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Vegetarian", Homer responds to Lisa's new vegetarianism with "You don't win friends with salad!", which Bart turns into a conga line. They leave the frame and when they return, Marge has joined in; Lisa admonishes her, and Marge responds "Sorry, it was catchy".
    • Something similar happens in "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds". Mr. Burns sings a song (to the tune of "Be My Guest") where he details how he plans on skinning the greyhounds he adopted from the Simpsons to make a tuxedo. Lisa is horrified, but Bart is humming along, and again, when Lisa calls him on it, he says "You've gotta admit, it was catchy."
    • Inverted somewhat in Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore. When the Indian employees and some other characters break out into a Bollywood song and dance, Smithers looks on eagerly until Burns allows him to join in.
  • Max in Cats Don't Dance.
  • Occurs in The Great Mouse Detective during the mouse burlesque show, with Basil looking over to see Dawson (who's acting loopy after drinking a drugged beer) dancing with the showgirls.