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* ''Literature/HorribleHistories'': The book no Newton illustrates one of Newton's lectures by showing the nearly-empty lecture hall and the one attendees' response to Newton asking if there are any questions: "May I sweep up now sir?"


* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.

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* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic 5th Symphony]]... and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.





* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.

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* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.


* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zoidberg's uncle attempts to make a serious dramatic film with the famous robot actor Calculon. At the film's opening night, however, the movie is so bad that everybody walks out before it ends. Calculon comments that he's seen plagues with better openings then that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "That's Lobstertainment", Zoidberg's washed-up uncle Harold Zoid attempts to make a serious dramatic film with the famous robot actor Calculon. At the film's opening night, however, the movie is so bad that everybody walks out before it ends. Calculon comments that he's seen plagues with better openings then that.


* The titular characters of ''Film/TheProducers'' ''wanted'' this to happen when they created ''SpringtimeForHitler''. The entire audience was on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler started singing...

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* The titular characters of ''Film/TheProducers'' ''wanted'' ''want'' this to happen when they created stage the play ''SpringtimeForHitler''. The And the entire audience was is indeed on the verge of doing this it right after the end of the opening number. number, which is a cheerful celebration of the Nazis overrunning Europe. Then Hitler started singing..."Hitler" himself appears on stage...


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* The movie ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' did a very good LeavingAudience scene with Dr. Daniel Jackson explaining the vital plot point that someone other than the Egyptians (possibly aliens) built the pyramids -- and it also tells us a lot about his character in his reaction to everyone leaving.
* Happens to Wayne Szalinski in ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* The titular characters of ''Film/TheProducers'' ''wanted'' this to happen when they created ''SpringtimeForHitler''. The entire audience was on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler started singing...
* Not a single speech, but in ''Film/RealGenius'', a montage of Mitch's student life repeatedly shows him attending a lecture. In each one, fewer and fewer students are bothering to attend, leaving tape recorders in their place. By the last shot, Mitch sits in the lecture hall all by himself, as ''even the professor'' has ditched class, leaving a tape player to lecture to him and dozens of tape recorders.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' did a very good LeavingAudience scene with Dr. Daniel Jackson explaining the vital plot point that someone other than the Egyptians (possibly aliens) built the pyramids
Films -- and it also tells us a lot about his character in his reaction to everyone leaving.
* Happens to Wayne Szalinski in ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* The titular characters of ''Film/TheProducers'' ''wanted'' this to happen when they created ''SpringtimeForHitler''. The entire audience was on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler started singing...
* Not a single speech, but in ''Film/RealGenius'', a montage of Mitch's student life repeatedly shows him attending a lecture. In each one, fewer and fewer students are bothering to attend, leaving tape recorders in their place. By the last shot, Mitch sits in the lecture hall all by himself, as ''even the professor'' has ditched class, leaving a tape player to lecture to him and dozens of tape recorders.
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* The movie ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' did a very good LeavingAudience scene with Dr. Daniel Jackson explaining the vital plot point that someone other than the Egyptians (possibly aliens) built the pyramids -- and it also tells us a lot about his character in his reaction to everyone leaving.
* Happens to Wayne Szalinski in ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* The titular characters of ''Film/TheProducers'' ''wanted'' this to happen when they created ''SpringtimeForHitler''. The entire audience was on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler started singing...
* Not a single speech, but in ''Film/RealGenius'', a montage of Mitch's student life repeatedly shows him attending a lecture. In each one, fewer and fewer students are bothering to attend, leaving tape recorders in their place. By the last shot, Mitch sits in the lecture hall all by himself, as ''even the professor'' has ditched class, leaving a tape player to lecture to him and dozens of tape recorders.

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* Happens to Wayne Szalinski in ''HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.

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* Happens to Wayne Szalinski in ''HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.



** In one ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig'' cartoon called "Porky's Cartoon", Porky features a cartoon hand-doodled by himself. At the end of the episode, however, only one member of the audience is remaining: a skunk. Whether the others left because of the cartoon's animation or were driven out by the skunk's [[SmellySkunk stench]] is left ambiguous.

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** * In one ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig'' cartoon called "Porky's Cartoon", Porky features a cartoon hand-doodled by himself. At the end of the episode, however, only one member of the audience is remaining: a skunk. Whether the others left because of the cartoon's animation or were driven out by the skunk's [[SmellySkunk stench]] is left ambiguous.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoon "Baton Bunny" had Bugs conducting the Warner Bros. Symphony in "Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna" and coping with mishaps while doing so. As he turns to take his bows afterwards, he discovers the house empty.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoon "Baton Bunny" had Bugs conducting the Warner Bros. Symphony in "Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna" and coping with mishaps a pesky fly while doing so. As he turns to take his bows afterwards, he discovers the house empty.empty.
** In one ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig'' cartoon called "Porky's Cartoon", Porky features a cartoon hand-doodled by himself. At the end of the episode, however, only one member of the audience is remaining: a skunk. Whether the others left because of the cartoon's animation or were driven out by the skunk's [[SmellySkunk stench]] is left ambiguous.


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Zoidberg's uncle attempts to make a serious dramatic film with the famous robot actor Calculon. At the film's opening night, however, the movie is so bad that everybody walks out before it ends. Calculon comments that he's seen plagues with better openings then that.


* A chapter of ''FrankenFran'' has Fran delivering a lecture on her new process of delivering babies via metamorphosis, with the ideal that it can be used to reduce birth mortality rates among the mothers. As the other doctors flee the room in horror, we have a rare moment of Fran being brought to tears until a new doctor walks into the room to express interest. [[spoiler: The doctor ends up stealing the credit for the procedure, which becomes vastly popular until the normal ending karma kicks in.]]

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* A chapter of ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has Fran delivering a lecture on her new process of delivering babies via metamorphosis, with the ideal that it can be used to reduce birth mortality rates among the mothers. As the other doctors flee the room in horror, we have a rare moment of Fran being brought to tears until a new doctor walks into the room to express interest. [[spoiler: The doctor ends up stealing the credit for the procedure, which becomes vastly popular until the normal ending karma kicks in.]]



* One PDQBach song is apparently so bad that everything that somebody tries to perform it, ''[[UpToEleven the musicians]]'' storm out of the auditorium in a huff.

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* One PDQBach Music/PDQBach song is apparently so bad that everything that somebody tries to perform it, ''[[UpToEleven the musicians]]'' storm out of the auditorium in a huff.



* ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' short "Pink, Plunk, Plink" had the Panther disrupting a symphony trying to perform Beethoven's Fifth with the ''Pink Panther'' theme. After dispatching the conductor, the Panther conducts the orchestra in the theme. After he concludes, he hears one pair of hands clapping. Turning around, the Panther sees the sole audience member left--Henry Mancini, the composer of the ''Pink Panther'' theme.
* A {{Snagglepuss}} cartoon had the character attempting to do Shakespeare in front of an audience of the Major's fellow adventurers at their club, only for the audience to leave. This lets Snagglepuss escape.

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* ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' short "Pink, Plunk, Plink" had the Panther disrupting a symphony trying to perform Beethoven's Fifth with the ''Pink Panther'' theme. After dispatching the conductor, the Panther conducts the orchestra in the theme. After he concludes, he hears one pair of hands clapping. Turning around, the Panther sees the sole audience member left--Henry Mancini, the composer of the ''Pink Panther'' theme.
* A {{Snagglepuss}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' cartoon had the character attempting to do Shakespeare in front of an audience of the Major's fellow adventurers at their club, only for the audience to leave. This lets Snagglepuss escape.



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* At the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', everyone but the boys walk out of the ''Terrence and Phillip'' movie during the "Uncle Fucker" song.


* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven}}'s [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.

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* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into Music/LudwigVanBeethoven}}'s Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.



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* Not a single speech, but in ''Film/RealGenius'', a montage of Mitch's student life repeatedly shows him attending a lecture. In each one, fewer and fewer students are bothering to attend, leaving tape recorders in their place. By the last shot, Mitch sits in the lecture hall all by himself, as ''even the professor'' has ditched class, leaving a tape player to lecture to him and dozens of tape recorders.


* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into {{Beethoven}}'s [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.
* The ''BugsBunny'' cartoon "Baton Bunny" had Bugs conducting the Warner Bros. Symphony in "Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna" and coping with mishaps while doing so. As he turns to take his bows afterwards, he discovers the house empty.
* ''ThePinkPanther'' short "Pink, Plunk, Plink" had the Panther disrupting a symphony trying to perform Beethoven's Fifth with the ''Pink Panther'' theme. After dispatching the conductor, the Panther conducts the orchestra in the theme. After he concludes, he hears one pair of hands clapping. Turning around, the Panther sees the sole audience member left--Henry Mancini, the composer of the ''Pink Panther'' theme.

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* Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Springfield just built a new performing arts center. The place is packed. The Springfield Philharmonic Orchestra starts into {{Beethoven}}'s Music/LudwigVanBeethoven}}'s [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome 5th Symphony]]...and after ''eight'' notes are played, everyone simultaneously stands up and makes for the door. Aside from Marge horrified to learn that the town is uncultured, Lenny declares they already have the song as a ring tone. Exaggerated when even the orchestra leaves after Marge announces that the next piece is by Phillip Glass.
* The ''BugsBunny'' ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoon "Baton Bunny" had Bugs conducting the Warner Bros. Symphony in "Morning, Noon And Night In Vienna" and coping with mishaps while doing so. As he turns to take his bows afterwards, he discovers the house empty.
* ''ThePinkPanther'' ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' short "Pink, Plunk, Plink" had the Panther disrupting a symphony trying to perform Beethoven's Fifth with the ''Pink Panther'' theme. After dispatching the conductor, the Panther conducts the orchestra in the theme. After he concludes, he hears one pair of hands clapping. Turning around, the Panther sees the sole audience member left--Henry Mancini, the composer of the ''Pink Panther'' theme.

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* One PDQBach song is apparently so bad that everything that somebody tries to perform it, ''[[UpToEleven the musicians]]'' storm out of the auditorium in a huff.

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