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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E6GrandmasKissesSquidville Squidville]]":
Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.doing the same things every day, as shown in the page image.


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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family. It gets ''so'' redundant and irritating that Shrek regrets ever having a family.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family. It gets ''so'' redundant and irritating that Shrek regrets ever having a family.



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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Window of Opportunity" has Jack and Teal'c caught in a GroundhogDayLoop where the only way out is to translate the writing on the device causing it, and the only ones who can do it are Jack and Teal'c since they're the only ones who'll remember. As they sit listening to Daniel try to teach them Ancient, a series of loops are shown with Jack getting more and more bored with each one, making paper balls, spinning his chair around...in one loop Daniel looks back to see Jack and Teal'c both juggling. It got to the point that they took some loops off to play around just to maintain their sanity [[spoiler:and for Jack to kiss Carter.]]
-->'''Daniel''': Guys are you getting this, because this it important?
* The episode [[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke "Welcome to Storybrooke"]] from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this montage for Queen/Mayor Regina. On the first day, she's high on her victory at "winning," due to finally being able to cast the Curse. However, because of the Curse, every day in Storybrooke is so similar it's effectively a mundane version of a GroundhogDayLoop. By day three, she's bored enough to run to Mr. Gold to complain about not being happy.

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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Window of Opportunity" has Jack and Teal'c caught in a GroundhogDayLoop where the only way out is to translate the writing on the device causing it, and the only ones who can do it are Jack and Teal'c since they're the only ones who'll remember. As they sit listening to Daniel try to teach them Ancient, a series of loops are shown with Jack getting more and more bored with each one, making paper balls, spinning his chair around... in one loop Daniel looks back to see Jack and Teal'c both juggling. It got to the point that they took some loops off to play around just to maintain their sanity [[spoiler:and for Jack to kiss Carter.]]
-->'''Daniel''': -->'''Daniel:''' Guys are you getting this, because this it important?
* The episode [[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke "Welcome "[[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke Welcome to Storybrooke"]] Storybrooke]]" from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this montage for Queen/Mayor Regina. On the first day, she's high on her victory at "winning," "winning", due to finally being able to cast the Curse. However, because of the Curse, every day in Storybrooke is so similar it's effectively a mundane version of a GroundhogDayLoop. By day three, she's bored enough to run to Mr. Gold to complain about not being happy.






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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Francine is shown performing the same cooking, cleaning and other mundane daily activities repeated over several days, to the tune of ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky". Her expression changes from her usual perky self to completely bored and deflated. Also her cooking gradually 'deteriorates' as she loses her enthusiasm to the point where she is cooking ''zucchini slice''. Horror ensues.

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Francine is shown performing the same cooking, cleaning and other mundane daily activities repeated over several days, to the tune of ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky". Her expression changes from her usual perky self to completely bored and deflated. Also her cooking gradually 'deteriorates' "deteriorates" as she loses her enthusiasm to the point where she is cooking ''zucchini slice''. Horror ensues.





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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.


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** A few Krusty Krab episodes such as "Employee of the Month" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" have Squidward reading magazines or counting the suckers on his tentacles whenever there's no customers.

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* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them.



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* When Samwell Tarly joins the Citadel in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', while he's never exactly ''delighted'' to be scrubbing old men's bedpans and lugging books around the library, he starts out an eager apprentice in expectation of his dream of being trained as a maester. As the montage drags on he becomes exhausted with the endless monotony.


* In the fifth episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this happens to Peedee when he rides the seahorse at the arcade. When his face goes in and out of camera range, his expression slowly changes from excitement to boredom.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In the fifth episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', "Frybo", this happens to Peedee when he rides the seahorse at the arcade. When his face goes in and out of camera range, his expression slowly changes from excitement to boredom.



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* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter gets locked in a high-security warehouse and decides to wait until morning and slip out during shift change. Then he [[BlessedWithSuck realizes]] that his [[BulletTime accelerated perception]] makes [[YearInsideHourOutside thirty-seven minutes feel like thirty-seven hours]]. He'd never noticed before because he always had stuff to do.


* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the three employees of Mushnik's flower shop sitting around bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant, despite how sickly and undergrown the plant was looking.

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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the three employees of Mushnik's flower shop sitting around bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant, despite how sickly and undergrown small the plant was looking.was.


* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Seymour was at first reluctant to put the plant out on display since it was barely sustained and looked like it was dying.

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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop flower shop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Seymour was at first reluctant to put plant, despite how sickly and undergrown the plant out on display since it was barely sustained and looked like it was dying.looking.


* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family.
family. It gets ''so'' redundant and irritating that Shrek regrets ever having a family.
* General Zod and his cohorts easily take over the White House with brutal force in ''Film/SupermanII''. They soon realize that VictoryIsBoring and decide to take down Superman in order to escape their boredom.


* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Seymour was at first reluctant to put the plant out at display since it was barely sustained and looked like it was dying.

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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Seymour was at first reluctant to put the plant out at on display since it was barely sustained and looked like it was dying.


* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Why Seymour and Audrey chose not to do this way, ''way'' earlier is questionable, other than they needed to realize the boredom of having no customers and Mushnik threatening to close the shop down to convince them to do so.

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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', after the "Skid Row" number there is a brief montage of the three employees of Mushnik's flowershop sitting around being bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant. Why Seymour was at first reluctant to put the plant out at display since it was barely sustained and Audrey chose not to do this way, ''way'' earlier is questionable, other than they needed to realize the boredom of having no customers and Mushnik threatening to close the shop down to convince them to do so.looked like it was dying.

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