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* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQpOgHg4I_0 animated short]] made for ''series/SesameStreet'' had a snake charmer demonstrate the letter S by summoning a snake. It turns out the snake doesn't like "The Streets of Cairo" and takes away the flute to play something jazzy himself. There was also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_cRE3TguBo Spanish version.]]

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* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQpOgHg4I_0 animated short]] made for ''series/SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' had a snake charmer demonstrate the letter S by summoning a snake. It turns out the snake doesn't like "The Streets of Cairo" and takes away the flute to play something jazzy himself. There was also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_cRE3TguBo Spanish version.]]



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* An [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQpOgHg4I_0 animated short]] made for ''series/SesameStreet'' had a snake charmer demonstrate the letter S by summoning a snake. It turns out the snake doesn't like "The Streets of Cairo" and takes away the flute to play something jazzy himself. There was also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_cRE3TguBo Spanish version.]]



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode ď[[Recap/ReadyJetGoS2E16SunspotsSunspotOurSunIsAStar Sunspotís Sunspot]]", Carrot plays some typical snake charming music, and Sunspot's tongue wiggles like a snake.


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* ''EasternAnimation/PodrozeKapitanaKlipera'': The titular captain Kliper brings one of these on board of his ship for help with untangling a huge knot of ropes.

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* ''EasternAnimation/PodrozeKapitanaKlipera'': ''Animation/PodrozeKapitanaKlipera'': The titular captain Kliper brings one of these on board of his ship for help with untangling a huge knot of ropes.


An inseparable part of any SimSimSalabim setting, the snake charmer--invariably depicted wearing a turban--sits in a LotusPosition and plays an oriental-sounding melody on his flute (called a "pungi"), hypnotizing a snake sitting in a wicker basket. More than just mere street performers, they often have the ability to reliably control any snake with their MindControlMusic--or, for that matter, any animals or objects that vaguely resemble snakes, such as vines or ropes. In fact, in more comedic settings, sometimes it appears that any character can spontaneously acquire a snake charmer's abilities simply by grabbing a flute and putting on a turban.

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An inseparable part of any SimSimSalabim setting, the snake charmer--invariably depicted wearing a turban--sits in a LotusPosition and plays an oriental-sounding melody on his flute (called a "pungi"), hypnotizing a snake sitting in a wicker basket. More than just mere street performers, they often have the ability to reliably control any snake with their MindControlMusic--or, for that matter, any animals or objects that vaguely resemble snakes, such as vines or ropes.[[KnowsTheRopes ropes]]. In fact, in more comedic settings, sometimes it appears that any character can spontaneously acquire a snake charmer's abilities simply by grabbing a flute and putting on a turban.


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* In the [[DisneyAcidSequence Pink Elephants on Parade]] segment of ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' there is a brief shot of a snake charmer elephant who [[TransformationHorror transforms]] a passing [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext camel-elephant]] into a cobra.

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* In the [[DisneyAcidSequence Pink Elephants on Parade]] segment of ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' there is a brief shot of a snake charmer elephant who [[TransformationHorror transforms]] a passing [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext camel-elephant]] into a cobra.



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A subtrope of MagicalFlutist. As snakes are sometimes depicted as having HypnoticEyes, this can be considered an inversion.

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A subtrope of MagicalFlutist. As snakes are sometimes depicted as having HypnoticEyes, this can be considered an inversion.
inversion -- or a case of BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame.


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* Deconstructed in "Sahara" [[note]] The 2017 Animation [[/note]], where the BigBad is a human snake charmer who uses his [[MagicalFlutist magic flute]] to control snakes. One of the snakes, Eva, tries to escape him. Little does she know that snakes that hear the flute's music are as good as prisoner to Omar. When he plays, his music enchants her to stay and dance with his other snakes.


* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}, Bond's contact Vijay is posing as a snake charmer in the marketplace. He then comments that it is a really bad cover, as [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he hates snakes]].

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* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}, ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Bond's contact Vijay is posing as a snake charmer in the marketplace. He then comments that it is a really bad cover, as [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he hates snakes]].


* In the [[DisneyAcidSequence Pink Elephants on Parade]] segment of Dumbo there is a brief shot of a snake charmer elephant who [[TransformationHorror transforms]] a passing [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext camel-elephant]] into a cobra.

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* In the [[DisneyAcidSequence Pink Elephants on Parade]] segment of Dumbo ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' there is a brief shot of a snake charmer elephant who [[TransformationHorror transforms]] a passing [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext camel-elephant]] into a cobra.




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* Series/KamenRiderOOO's movie-exclusive form, Burakawani Combo, has a molded cobra sculpted into its helmet; by using a pungi flute he can bring the cobra to life and command it to attack his enemies.

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* The Arabia scene in ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks features a man hypnotizing a snake.

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