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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'', a.k.a ''Mayday'', ''Air Emergency'' and ''Air Disasters'', a documentary television show about [[CaptainObvious aircraft disasters]] usually plays this trope straight at emotional scenes (victim funerals, photos of the plane wreckages, the last few seconds when there's no hope, the first few seconds after the crash, etc).

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* ''Series/AirCrashInvestigation'', a.k.a ''Mayday'', ''Air Emergency'' and ''Air Disasters'', a documentary television show about [[CaptainObvious aircraft disasters]] disasters usually plays this trope straight at emotional scenes (victim funerals, photos of the plane wreckages, the last few seconds when there's no hope, the first few seconds after the crash, etc).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "Jet 2", sad electronic piano music starts playing when Mindy explains what jealousy is to Jet, and when Jet confesses his jealousy to Sean and Sydney, they apologize for what happened, and Jet learns his {{Aesop}}.

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* ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' uses a slow instrumental version of the "I Really Need This Job"/"Who Am I Anyway?" motif as underscoring for several emotional moments in the monologues.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' features this in the first season when he reconnects with his former ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'' costar, giving her his TV Guide Award and humming the theme to their show himself.



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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/LastManStanding'', as Eve invited her friend Cammy to stay with her family while her parents went overseas, without the approval of her parents. Cammy is good hearted but obnoxious, she plays the oboe in the band and they can often hear her from the garage. Mike managed to arrange a new place for her to stay, and had a heart-to-heart with Eve about how best to help friends in those sort of circumstances. Eve noted at the end it was an appropriate place for some sad oboe music.

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The synthesized, clarinet-heavy music which used to play under emotional moments in sitcoms.

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The synthesized, clarinet-heavy music which Music is generally used to play under underline the emotional moments of the story. But sometimes it isn't used so much to underline the emotion as much as announce with a bold (figurative) trumpet that the GoldenMoment is incoming. This is especially common in sitcoms.{{Sitcom}}s as characters sit down and have a discussion to resolve the conflict, and you know this is the climax of the story because the music kicks in. Usually soft and slow with any combination of high strings, low brass, woodwinds and maybe even a light piano melody. And once the hugs go around the StudioAudience gets in their "aww"s or applause.

It's a prime source of ridicule largely for how "on the nose" it can be, as sitcoms rarely have a musical score except for this one scene. It can show up elsewhere under similar circumstances.


* As evidenced by its status as former TropeNamer, ''Series/FullHouse'' used this at ''least'' OnceAnEpisode, typically delivered with AnAesop at the end of the episode.



** The former Trope Namer, ''Series/FullHouse'', did this during every GoldenMoment. (Which, in this show, is about OncePerEpisode.) Mind you, ''Full House'' (as well as pretty much every SitCom in the TGIF block) tended more for light bass guitar or a synthesizer on high notes over a clarinet, but it ''was'' the late 80s/early 90s.

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** The former Trope Namer, ''Series/FullHouse'', did this during every GoldenMoment.GoldenMoment, complete with AnAesop. (Which, in this show, is about OncePerEpisode.) Mind you, ''Full House'' (as well as pretty much every SitCom in the TGIF block) tended more for light bass guitar or a synthesizer on high notes over a clarinet, but it ''was'' the late 80s/early 90s.

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* As evidenced by its status as former TropeNamer, ''Series/FullHouse'' used this at ''least'' OnceAnEpisode, typically delivered with AnAesop at the end of the episode.

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*** This gets to the point where the SequelSeries on Netflix, ''Series/FullerHouse'', not only used it, but lampshaded it.


* ''Series/FullHouse'' is extremely fond of these.
** It got to the point where the SequelSeries on Netlix, ''Series/FullerHouse'', not only used it but lampshaded it.


** It got to the point where the SequelSeries on Netlix, ''Series/FullerHouse'', not only used it but frequently lampshaded it.

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** It got to the point where the SequelSeries on Netlix, ''Series/FullerHouse'', not only used it but frequently lampshaded it.

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*''Series/FullHouse'' is extremely fond of these.
**It got to the point where the SequelSeries on Netlix, ''Series/FullerHouse'', not only used it but frequently lampshaded it.



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* Another non-sitcom example, ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' had a light piano cue that played throughout the series whenever Chuck and Sarah had a heart-to-heart moment.

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