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* One ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had several characters in a restaurant complaining about various inconveniences, and then cutting to a closeup of the guilty party nervously glancing from side-to-side. On the way out, they notice it's suddenly raining when there wasn't a cloud in the sky when they arrived. Cut to an Indian chieftain sitting in a corner booth, nervously shifting his gaze.

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* One ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit had several characters in a restaurant complaining about various inconveniences, and then cutting to a closeup of the guilty party nervously glancing from side-to-side. On the way out, they notice it's suddenly raining when there wasn't a cloud in the sky when they arrived. Cut to an Indian chieftain sitting in a corner booth, nervously shifting his gaze.


And no, this doesn't allude to ''Film/SinginInTheRain!'' May be followed by RedemptionInTheRain, or possibly BattleInTheRain. One comedic result can be a PersonalRaincloud.

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And no, this doesn't allude to ''Film/SinginInTheRain!'' If they succeed, HappyRain ensues. May be followed by RedemptionInTheRain, a RedemptionInTheRain shot, or possibly BattleInTheRain. One comedic result can be a PersonalRaincloud.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. The Water Dance is basically this, as the townsfolk of Dirt make a CargoCult appeal for water to come out of a pipe faucet. It's actually [[UncannyVillage somewhat creepy]].

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* In {{Deadlands}}, a shaman who knows the appropriate favour can cause rain, and one way to earn the needed "credit" with the spirits is by dancing.

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* In {{Deadlands}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'', a shaman who knows the appropriate favour can cause rain, and one way to earn the needed "credit" with the spirits is by dancing.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. The Water Dance is basically this, as the townsfolk of Dirt make a CargoCult appeal for water to come out of a pipe faucet. It's actually [[UncannyVillage somewhat creepy]].


* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolGuidanceSurvivalGuide'' a ''reverse'' rain dance is performed by [[CloudCuckoolander Coconut Head]] and the other boys to get it to be sunny (after several days of rain, and therefore students cooped up indoors).

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* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolGuidanceSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' a ''reverse'' rain dance is performed by [[CloudCuckoolander Coconut Head]] and the other boys to get it to be sunny (after several days of rain, and therefore students cooped up indoors).


* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassified'' a ''reverse'' rain dance is performed by [[CloudCuckoolander Coconut Head]] and the other boys to get it to be sunny (after several days of rain, and therefore students cooped up indoors).

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* In an episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassified'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolGuidanceSurvivalGuide'' a ''reverse'' rain dance is performed by [[CloudCuckoolander Coconut Head]] and the other boys to get it to be sunny (after several days of rain, and therefore students cooped up indoors).


* Parodied in one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon where the Indian chief is consulting a book called "101 Rain Dances" to figure out what the hell kind of dance he was doing ... while it's raining eggbeaters.

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* Parodied in one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon where the Indian chief is consulting a book called "101 Rain Dances" to figure out what the hell kind of dance he was doing ... while it's raining eggbeaters. ''The [=PreHistory=] of The Far Side'' also includes a rough draft of this cartoon which instead depicts an "Early American [[EverythingsBetterWithCows Cow]] Dance."


* In the ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' series, "Rain Dance" causes it to rain for five turns in battle. This boosts the strength of Water-type moves by 50%, cuts Fire-type moves by 50%, and has a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rain variety of other effects]] on certain moves and abilities.

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* In the ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, "Rain Dance" causes it to rain for five turns in battle. This boosts the strength of Water-type moves by 50%, cuts Fire-type moves by 50%, and has a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rain variety of other effects]] on certain moves and abilities.


* Alluded to in the {{Goofy}} cartoon short "How to Dance." A crowd of characters are dancing to tribal drumming music, and it rains [[PersonalRaincloud on just them]], and they all unfurl umbrellas as they continue dancing.

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* Alluded to in the {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} cartoon short "How to Dance." A crowd of characters are dancing to tribal drumming music, and it rains [[PersonalRaincloud on just them]], and they all unfurl umbrellas as they continue dancing.


* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon "Grand Canyonscope", Donald fools around with a genuine raindancing costume and manages to summon a PersonalRainCloud before the ranger catches him.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon "Grand Canyonscope", Donald fools around with a genuine raindancing costume and manages to summon a PersonalRainCloud before the ranger catches him. Note that when Donald dances a traditional dance, nothing happens. But when he [[RuleOfFunny switches over to the Charleston...]] instant rain!


According to ThatOtherWiki, the Native American version was actually another dance altogether, that got its name changed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_dancing for political reasons]].

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According to ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, the Native American version was actually another dance altogether, that got its name changed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_dancing for political reasons]].



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* In {{Deadlands}}, a shaman who knows the appropriate favour can cause rain, and one way to earn the needed "credit" with the spirits is by dancing.


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* In the ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' series, "Rain Dance" causes it to rain for five turns in battle. This boosts the strength of Water-type moves by 50%, cuts Fire-type moves by 50%, and has a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rain variety of other effects]] on certain moves and abilities.

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* In the ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' series, "Rain Dance" causes it to rain for five turns in battle. This boosts the strength of Water-type moves by 50%, cuts Fire-type moves by 50%, and has a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rain variety of other effects]] on certain moves and abilities.



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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Injun Joe does this as a weapon against a shapeshifter, since running water will cancel out magic.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Injun Joe does this as a weapon against a shapeshifter, since running water will cancel out magic.[[note]]As a side note, magic in the series is fuelled [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve partially by belief]] -- if you believe that dancing brings rain... it most likely will.[[/note]]

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