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Reveille
Reveille is a bugle call most often associated with the U.S. military, where it is used to wake up military personnel at sunrise. The name is taken from "réveillé" (or "réveil"), the French word for "wake up", as stated by the Reveille article at The Other Wiki.

In fiction, Reveille is often used to wake up a character, whether they are in the military or at summer camp.

See also Standard Snippet.

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Film
  • In the Richie Rich film, Richie has an alarm clock that plays this, after it gives off a pleasant ringing sound.
  • In Cars, this is how Sarge wakes up every morning. This is usually followed by Fillmore playing a Jimi Hendrix rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner", leading to this exchange:
    Sarge: Will you turn that disrespectful junk off?
    Fillmore: Respect the classics, man! It's Hendrix!
  • This Is The Army. In the early portion of the film, which takes place during World War One, Reveille is blown by an actual bugler magnified through a giant megaphone so the whole camp can here. During the World War II section of the film it's played from a recording through a PA system.
  • Reveille is featured in the boot camp act of the film Full Metal Jacket.
  • Parodied in Sgt Bilko when Mildly Military Bilko is awakened by Reveille and starts ordering his men to battle stations, then, "What's that music?"

Live-Action TV
  • On M*A*S*H, whenever Frank Burns is in charge of the camp he insists on a full morning Roll Call including Reveille. Radar is usually saddled with bugle duty; sometimes he's terrible at it and other times he's OK. One of the first times they did it, they played a record over the P.A system. The record got stuck and repeated the first phrase over and over and over again.
  • In Svengoolie, the "Boogie Woogie Bogeyman Of Berwyn" plays Reveille, although he's in a polka band rather than the army.
  • The opening credits of Salute Your Shorts starts with this as they pull down the Camp Anawanna flag and run up pairs of underwear.

Music
  • Used as part of Irving Berlin's "Oh How I Hate To Get Up In the Morning." The song is the lament of a soldier who wants to murder the bugler for waking him up with Reveille every morning.
  • The Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" plays Reveille with a boogie-woogie beat.
  • In "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," a popular song of the The American Civil War, the piano part in the published edition begins with four bars of "Revielle" (sic).

Web Original
  • In Red vs. Blue, when Sarge and Caboose go to Battle Creek, both sides (red and blue) completely wipe each other out... until "Reveille" plays and suddenly everyone is back up and ready for another round of pointless fighting. This is a Mythology Gag to what a Halo multiplayer game would look like to an actual player.

Western Animation
  • In Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, the Calloway cadets have what is known as a Roving Reveille Robot, which is basically a bugle on tank wheels that rolls around while playing Reveille to wake up the cadets.
  • The Walter Lantz short "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B" (from the song of the same name) has a soldier assigned to play the bugle at dawn, a position he fears, as the other soldiers usually beat the bugle boy up for waking them. He remedies the situation by playing jazz on the horn.
  • In the Looney Tunes short Forward March Hare, Bugs Bunny (accidentally) gets drafted into the Army. After a particularly grueling hike, Bugs goes to sleep for the night, only to be quickly awoken by Reveille. Bugs decides he's gonna "moider that bugler", and exacts revenge... on a vinyl record player.

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