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* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': While Michael is giving a presentation, everybody's attention is fixated on the screensaver behind him, all of them hoping this will finally be the day they see the logo bounce right into the corner instead of just missing it. Naturally, every near miss corresponds with Michael making a suggestion, so he mistakes their frustration for actual criticism. ''Finally'' it goes in the corner and the meeting breaks up, Michael rejoicing in his newfound teamleading skills.

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* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': While Michael is giving a presentation, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOtuX0jL85Y everybody's attention is fixated on the screensaver behind him, him,]] all of them hoping this will finally be the day they see the logo bounce right into the corner instead of just missing it. Naturally, every near miss corresponds with Michael making a suggestion, so he mistakes their frustration for actual criticism. ''Finally'' it goes in the corner and the meeting breaks up, Michael rejoicing in his newfound teamleading skills.


* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting himself and moving so he can't see it. At the end of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.

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* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY com/watch?v=7LPqokP-Kqg Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting himself and moving so he can't see it. At the end of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.


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* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting himself and moving so he can't see it. At the end of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.

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* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by com/watch?v=basofea2UEs During the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting carriage ride to Far, Far Away]], Donkey makes himself and moving so useful by making popping noises with his lips once he can't see it. At the end gets bored of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.
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* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting himself and moving so he can't see it. At the end of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.
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* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=basofea2UEs During the carriage ride to Far, Far Away]], Donkey makes himself useful by making popping noises with his lips once he gets bored of asking AreWeThereYet.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Mac Daddy", Mac and Bloo discuss what to do about Cheese, while Cheese is playing with a toy horse just off frame. Eventually, Bloo gets sick of Cheese's horse and yells at him to cut it out.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Mac Daddy", Mac and Bloo discuss what to do about Cheese, while Cheese is playing with a toy horse just off frame. Eventually, Bloo gets sick of Cheese's horse and yells at him to cut it out.out.
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* ''Series/TheOffice'': While Michael is giving a presentation, everybody's attention is fixated on the screensaver behind him, all of them hoping this will finally be the day they see the logo bounce right into the corner instead of just missing it. Naturally, every near miss corresponds with Michael making a suggestion, so he mistakes their frustration for actual criticism. ''Finally'' it goes in the corner and the meeting breaks up, Michael rejoicing in his newfound teamleading skills.

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* ''Series/TheOffice'': ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': While Michael is giving a presentation, everybody's attention is fixated on the screensaver behind him, all of them hoping this will finally be the day they see the logo bounce right into the corner instead of just missing it. Naturally, every near miss corresponds with Michael making a suggestion, so he mistakes their frustration for actual criticism. ''Finally'' it goes in the corner and the meeting breaks up, Michael rejoicing in his newfound teamleading skills.


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MeaningfulBackgroundEvent, and DrippingDisturbance.

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A repetitive event in the background that slowly drives characters up the wall. May involve a MostAnnoyingSound.

Compare FunnyBackgroundEvent, MeaningfulBackgroundEvent.

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* One ''{{ComicBook/Titeuf}}'' strip has the kids make weird faces for the whole strip, before the last panel reveals they're doing this in front of a window to distract one of their friends who's giving a violin recital.

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* ''Film/IronMan2'' has an Annoying Foreground Event during the scene where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofX3M6sRssY Tony is trying to apologize to Pepper]]. He's continuously distracted by the motions of a kinetic sculpture on the desk, eventually interrupting himself and moving so he can't see it. At the end of the scene, he tries to stop it from moving... and fails.

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* ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
** Lord Vetinari's antechamber has a specially designed clock that ticks irregularly. By the time he lets his visitors in, they're severely stressed by the unrewarded anticipation of a tick that always come a fraction of a second too late or too early.
** ''Discworld/ReaperMan'': While having tea with Mrs. Flitworth, her clock's ticking irritates Death to the point where he asks her to make it stop.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': At the beginning of the cheeseshop sketch, we see two men dancing in the shop accompanied by a bouzouki, occasionally visible in different camera shots. As Cleese's patience slowly erodes due to the lack of cheese in the shop, he finally snaps at them to stop the music.
* In ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', TeamDad Rube and Team {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mason are stuck in an airport with a crying baby in the background. It's complicated by Mason smuggling a (leaky) package of cocaine [[TreasureChestCavity up his rear end]] and Rube attracting attention from security when he [[NotSoAboveItAll cracks a bit]] and mutters that he wants to "kill that [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin]]' baby."
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'', [[FunPersonified Adam]] and [[TheStoic Jamie]] are testing whether a person wearing a latex mask of another person would pass scrutiny. While Jamie is explaining their testing procedure to a camera, Adam (dressed as Jamie) is in the background doing a bizarre dance. Jamie glares at Adam when he finishes the piece to camera. Adam hastily stops dancing and innocently puts his hands in his pockets.
* ''Series/TheOffice'': While Michael is giving a presentation, everybody's attention is fixated on the screensaver behind him, all of them hoping this will finally be the day they see the logo bounce right into the corner instead of just missing it. Naturally, every near miss corresponds with Michael making a suggestion, so he mistakes their frustration for actual criticism. ''Finally'' it goes in the corner and the meeting breaks up, Michael rejoicing in his newfound teamleading skills.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrhXkwPyR10 This]] ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' fanvid has Patchouli's reading constantly interrupted by Koakuma dancing in the background.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=basofea2UEs During the carriage ride to Far, Far Away]], Donkey makes himself useful by making popping noises with his lips once he gets bored of asking AreWeThereYet.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Mac Daddy", Mac and Bloo discuss what to do about Cheese, while Cheese is playing with a toy horse just off frame. Eventually, Bloo gets sick of Cheese's horse and yells at him to cut it out.

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