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* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': When Brendan Fraser's character opens the garage to reveal his [=AMC=] Gremlin, the score plays a snippet of the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' theme.


* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder whistles [[Music/{{LudwigVanBeethoven}} Beethoven's]] F minor sonata to call Snoopy in; the MusicalGag is that this would require whistling two notes at once. Later strips have Woodstock whistling similarly complex melodies.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Schroeder whistles [[Music/{{LudwigVanBeethoven}} Beethoven's]] F minor sonata to call Snoopy in; the MusicalGag it is this because that this would require whistling two notes at once. Later strips have Woodstock whistling similarly complex melodies.



* "Faerie's Aire And Death Waltz" could be considered a MusicalGag, in that even a layperson looking at the score should be easily able to tell that it's intentionally unplayable.

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* "Faerie's Aire And Death Waltz" could be considered a MusicalGag, this, in that even a layperson looking at the score should be easily able to tell that it's intentionally unplayable.


On occasion, the {{Leitmotif}} for a JokeCharacter will itself be a MusicalGag.

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On occasion, the {{Leitmotif}} for a JokeCharacter will itself be a MusicalGag.
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. Peridot's is a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]]. Likewise, Ruby's is a square wave, as she has a [[FunnyAfro cubic afro]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. Peridot's is a triangle wave, a play on her and she has [[AnimeHair triangular hair]]. Likewise, Ruby's is a square wave, as she has a [[FunnyAfro cubic afro]].


* In the movie ''DownWithLove'', a character claims that something doesn't ring a bell. The soundtrack contradicts him.

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* In the movie ''DownWithLove'', ''Film/DownWithLove'', a character claims that something doesn't ring a bell. The soundtrack contradicts him.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', the first howl you'll hear in the ambient track of wolf sounds that plays in the dog-focused passages of the game 'howls' the first two notes of the game's operatic {{Leitmotif}}, "The Best Is Yet To Come".


** After the TruckDriversGearChange on "Bake Me a Country Ham" ("Paint Me a Birmingham" by Tracy Lawrence), Cledus raises the pitch on his voice to make him sound even more like Tracy Lawrence.

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** After the TruckDriversGearChange on "Bake Me a Country Ham" ("Paint Me a Birmingham" by Tracy Lawrence), Music/TracyLawrence), Cledus raises the pitch on his voice to make him sound even more like Tracy Lawrence.


** He likes to make the musical instruments miss notes on purpose, such as the piano riffs in "Every Light in the House Is Blown" ("Every Light in the House" by Trace Adkins) and "Coronary Life" ("Ordinary Life" by Chad Brock), and the deliberately off-key guitar solo in "Breath" ("Breathe" by Music/FaithHill).

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** He likes to make the musical instruments miss notes on purpose, such as the piano riffs in "Every Light in the House Is Blown" ("Every Light in the House" by Trace Adkins) Music/TraceAdkins) and "Coronary Life" ("Ordinary Life" by Chad Brock), and the deliberately off-key guitar solo in "Breath" ("Breathe" by Music/FaithHill).


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. Peridot's is a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. Peridot's is a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]]. Likewise, Ruby's is a square wave, as she has a [[FunnyAfro cubic afro]].


** When Neil Innes was the pianist, Humph listed his acomplishments (TheRutles, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, etc), concluding "All of which has brought him to where he is today. Standing in for Colin Sell." Neil instantly played the funeral march.

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** When Neil Innes was the pianist, Humph listed his acomplishments (TheRutles, (Music/TheRutles, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, etc), concluding "All of which has brought him to where he is today. Standing in for Colin Sell." Neil instantly played the funeral march.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. In Peridot's case, it's a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. In Peridot's case, it's is a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' associates most major characters with specific instruments. In Peridot's case, it's a triangle wave, a play on her [[AnimeHair triangular hair]].

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged:'' When Krillin is deciding whether or not to kill 18, the theme for Lapis Lazuli from ''Steven Universe'' plays. As the episode breakdown confirms, this was an oblique joke about how Akira Toriyama stated 17 and 18's real names were Lapis and Lazuli.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' used a LeaveItToBeaver style soundtrack to make [[spoiler: Cartman injecting Kyle with his own AIDS infected blood]] sound like Wacky Hijinks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' used a LeaveItToBeaver ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' style soundtrack to make [[spoiler: Cartman injecting Kyle with his own AIDS infected blood]] sound like Wacky Hijinks.

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* In a mission late in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''s storyline - [[spoiler:infiltrating the Frisco Fields party to hunt down Olivia Marcano]] - Lincoln is instructed by Donavan, while posing as a waiter, to dose the wine being served with ''"military-grade LSD"''. By the time he returns to the party after ducking back into the kitchens for a smoke break, the entire group of assembled guests are hallucinating on the floor or dancing. With the speech that had punctuated the party while they were all sober now gone, the scene is instead accompanied by a piano. One which is playing ''White Rabbit'' by Jefferson Airplane.

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