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-->-- '''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''', "Once More With Feeling"

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-->-- '''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''', '''Giles''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Once More With Feeling"


-->"What killed me is that ''from nowhere'', an orchestra started. You know, violins and everything, right in the minute of a jungle. Isn't that silly?"

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-->"What killed me is that ''from nowhere'', an orchestra started. You know, violins and everything, right in the minute middle of a jungle. Isn't that silly?"


--->-- '''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''', "Once More With Feeling"

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* In the [[{{ITV}} Granada TV]] adaptation of ''The Red-Headed League'', SherlockHolmes is accompanied by an imaginary orchestra as he whistles a theme from the concert he attended the previous night.

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* In the [[{{ITV}} [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] adaptation of ''The Red-Headed League'', SherlockHolmes is accompanied by an imaginary orchestra as he whistles a theme from the concert he attended the previous night.


* ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' discusses this together with MickeyMousing in ConversationalTroping during an OldFashionedRowboatDate which ends with BingCrosby conducting the invisible orchestra to accompany him while he sings the LoveTheme:

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* ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' discusses this together with MickeyMousing in ConversationalTroping during an OldFashionedRowboatDate which ends with BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby conducting the invisible orchestra to accompany him while he sings the LoveTheme:


* This happens quite a bit in ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', whenever one of the Reyvateils sings, thanks to their Song Server manifesting the song right as they imagine it, while they sing the main melody.

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* This happens quite a bit in ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', ''[[VideoGame/ExaPico Ar tonelico]]'', whenever one of the Reyvateils sings, thanks to their Song Server manifesting the song right as they imagine it, while they sing the main melody.


* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'' discusses this together with MickeyMousing in ConversationalTroping during an OldFashionedRowboatDate which ends with BingCrosby conducting the invisible orchestra to accompany him while he sings the LoveTheme:

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* ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'' ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' discusses this together with MickeyMousing in ConversationalTroping during an OldFashionedRowboatDate which ends with BingCrosby conducting the invisible orchestra to accompany him while he sings the LoveTheme:


* Averted in ''VideoGame/GitarooMan'', wherein every time a musical duel begins, the backup band is seen somewhere, even if only as barely recognizable faces in the background, whether it's a crowded street downtown or the depths of space, but played straight in the fact that they are never aknowledged by anyone. Their in game biography suggest that being the invisible backup band is their sworn duty.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/GitarooMan'', wherein ''VideoGame/GitarooMan''. In every time a musical duel begins, stage, the backup band background music is seen somewhere, even if provided by a trio of kids dressed in animal costumes. They only as barely recognizable faces in have a pair of cymbals, a ukulele, and an accordion, but somehow they're able to provide the background, whether it's a crowded street downtown or the depths of space, but played straight in the fact that they are never aknowledged by anyone. Their in game biography suggest that entire soundtrack on their own. According to their in-game bio, being the invisible a backup band is their sworn duty.
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* [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marx's]] harp solos are typically accompanied by an invisible orchestra playing quietly in the background. Chico's piano solos are more often unaccompanied, but when he plays "Collegiate" in ''Horse Feathers'' the orchestra accompanying him obviously isn't with him in the hotel suite.

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* [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx's]] harp solos are typically accompanied by an invisible orchestra playing quietly in the background. Chico's piano solos are more often unaccompanied, but when he plays "Collegiate" in ''Horse Feathers'' the orchestra accompanying him obviously isn't with him in the hotel suite.



* A running joke during the making of ''StarWars'' was how come there's sound in space to accompany the fancy special effects shots? George Lucas would claim there was a huge backing orchestra floating around in spacesuits.

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* A running joke during the making of ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' was how come there's sound in space to accompany the fancy special effects shots? George Lucas would claim there was a huge backing orchestra floating around in spacesuits.


* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''OuranHighschoolHostClub'': Haruhi is seen singing with beautiful music the background, when someone accidentally unplugs the music player.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''OuranHighschoolHostClub'': ''Manga/OuranHighschoolHostClub'': Haruhi is seen singing with beautiful music the background, when someone accidentally unplugs the music player.



* In ''TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'', Princess Nike has a magic song that causes it to rain. One has to assume that it also causes backing instrumentals to come in out of nowhere.

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* In ''TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'', ''Manga/TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'', Princess Nike has a magic song that causes it to rain. One has to assume that it also causes backing instrumentals to come in out of nowhere.



* This happens quite a bit in ''ArTonelico'', whenever one of the Reyvateils sings, thanks to their Song Server manifesting the song right as they imagine it, while they sing the main melody.

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* This happens quite a bit in ''ArTonelico'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', whenever one of the Reyvateils sings, thanks to their Song Server manifesting the song right as they imagine it, while they sing the main melody.



* Inverted in ''LocoRoco'', everybody is aware of game's background music and sing to it. It's played straight in a few cutscenes.

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* Inverted in ''LocoRoco'', ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'', everybody is aware of game's background music and sing to it. It's played straight in a few cutscenes.



* Averted in ''GitarooMan'', wherein every time a musical duel begins, the backup band is seen somewhere, even if only as barely recognizable faces in the background, whether it's a crowded street downtown or the depths of space, but played straight in the fact that they are never aknowledged by anyone. Their in game biography suggest that being the invisible backup band is their sworn duty.

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* Averted in ''GitarooMan'', ''VideoGame/GitarooMan'', wherein every time a musical duel begins, the backup band is seen somewhere, even if only as barely recognizable faces in the background, whether it's a crowded street downtown or the depths of space, but played straight in the fact that they are never aknowledged by anyone. Their in game biography suggest that being the invisible backup band is their sworn duty.


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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'', where, after Pete finishes singing his VillainSong, he wonders why the music stopped.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in WaltDisney's ''MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'', where, after Pete finishes singing his VillainSong, he wonders why the music stopped.


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* Used straight in ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' with solo guitarist Critter being accompanied by harmonica and other instruments from nowhere. Snarked by the The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' guys: "I love the way you play the harmonica with your ass!"

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* Used straight in ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' ''Film/GirlInGoldBoots'' with solo guitarist Critter being accompanied by harmonica and other instruments from nowhere. Snarked by the The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' guys: "I love the way you play the harmonica with your ass!"


* Azmaria Hendric of ''ChronoCrusade'' has a gospel chorus and a soft church organ playing beneath her songs. She also uses MagicMusic.

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* Azmaria Hendric of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has a gospel chorus and a soft church organ playing beneath her songs. She also uses MagicMusic.

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