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* Done is ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', when Sly sneaks up on {{Mooks}}

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* Done is ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', in the ''VideoGame/SlyCooper'' games, when Sly sneaks up on {{Mooks}}


* On an episode of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', her therapist advised her to play a theme song in her head. She takes the advice, is walking down the street and starts moving to the beat, and when she stops at a 'don't walk' sign she starts swaying in place to it---and then it spreads to the crowd around her, and when they start walking, they're all moving to the same beat as her.

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* On an episode of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', her therapist advised her to play a theme song in her head. She takes the advice, is walking down the street and starts moving to the beat, and when she stops at a 'don't walk' sign she starts swaying in place to it---and it--and then it spreads to the crowd around her, and when they start walking, they're all moving to the same beat as her.


* Played with hilariously in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - after Xander has cast a love spell that's gone haywire, we see his feet as he strides down the school hall to the Average White Band's funky "Got the Love" - as the camera pans up, we see he's in a deer-in-the-headlights state of panic as all the girls eye him appreciatively and the boys look outraged.

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* Played with hilariously in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - after Xander has cast a love spell that's gone haywire, we see his feet as he strides down the school hall to the Average White Band's funky "Got the Love" - as the camera pans up, we see he's in a deer-in-the-headlights DeerInTheHeadlights state of panic as all the girls eye him appreciatively and the boys look outraged.


* Armies traditionally march in formation (combined with the stereotypical "marching" gait this is the most efficient way to move large numbers of people on foot). The strong authoritative drumbeat associated with quite a bit of martial music is actually intended to make it easier for the troops to stay in step (compare to marching band music, which features a similar strong drumbeat). For similar reasons to the above example it is always avoided on bridges.

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* Armies traditionally march in formation (combined formation. Combined with the stereotypical "marching" gait gait, this is the most efficient way to move large numbers of people on foot).foot. This was especially helpful if you need to move large numbers of people in a coordinated manner to precise locations (before modern firearms). The strong authoritative drumbeat associated with quite a bit of martial music is actually intended to make it easier for the troops to stay in step (compare to marching band music, which features a similar strong drumbeat). For similar reasons to the above example it is always avoided on bridges.bridges.
** Surprisingly, it's not a DeadHorseTrope. Such marching is useless in modern battle, but it is very helpful when you just need to keep control of a group of people and keep them organized, and the vast majority of a soldier's life is ''not'' fighting.
** In English, the command Route Step, March and At Ease, March exist as commands to get off the same rhythm and tell soldiers they are to remain in formation, but may move freely. Route Step also allows talking. To resume walking in rhythm, the command Quick Time, March is used.
** Then there is Double Time, March, which is running in rhythm.


* At the end of ''RushHour'', Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker do a sorta dance to "War" while walking away.

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* At the end of ''RushHour'', ''Film/RushHour'', Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker do a sorta dance to "War" while walking away.


* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours). This problem has been known since at least the 19th century, and following some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broughton_Suspension_Bridge high-profile]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angers_Bridge bridge disasters]] early on the century, many bridges were fitted with warnings to soldiers to "Break Step" while marching across them.

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* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed ''the same day'' as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours). This problem has been known since at least the 19th century, and following some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broughton_Suspension_Bridge high-profile]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angers_Bridge bridge disasters]] early on the century, many bridges were fitted with warnings to soldiers to "Break Step" while marching across them.[[note]]In the Angers Bridge disaster, the soldiers had actually broken step but the bridge was alreayd swaying in a high wind and it's thought that they inadvertently fell back into step in an attempt to counteract the swaying. The Millennium Bridge remained closed for two years while engineers fitted it with inertial dampers, fixing the problem.[[/note]]


* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours). This problem has been known since at least the 19th century, and many older bridges have a "Break Step" sign on them, warning military units crossing the bridge to stop marching in time as long as they were on the bridge itself.

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* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours). This problem has been known since at least the 19th century, and following some [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broughton_Suspension_Bridge high-profile]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angers_Bridge bridge disasters]] early on the century, many older bridges have a were fitted with warnings to soldiers to "Break Step" sign on them, warning military units crossing the bridge to stop while marching in time as long as they were on the bridge itself.across them.


* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours).

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* When the [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1835376.stm Millennium Bridge]] over the Thames was opened, it had to be closed as it was swaying. It has been theorised that it was the result of the footsteps of everyone crossing it being subconsciously co-ordinated by the music being played (getting a few thousands of people walking in sync over a bridge is a massive no-no. If the swaying hits the correct frequency, it can rapidly amplify itself and bring the bridge crashing into the river in a couple of hours). This problem has been known since at least the 19th century, and many older bridges have a "Break Step" sign on them, warning military units crossing the bridge to stop marching in time as long as they were on the bridge itself.


* A director of an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' tried to apply this trope by having the GasMaskMooks march to the ticking of a metronome set to match the beat of the martial music he was planning to dub onto the scene later. Unfortunately a practical joker thought it would be funny to increase the ticking rate so everyone would have to march faster, so it didn't match.

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* A director of an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' tried to apply this trope by having the GasMaskMooks StompyMooks march to the ticking of a metronome set to match the beat of the martial music he was planning to dub onto the scene later. Unfortunately a practical joker thought it would be funny to increase the ticking rate so everyone would have to march faster, so it didn't match.


* During the end credits of ''BuckarooBanzai'', the entire cast walks down the LosAngelesRiver Aqueduct to the movie's theme music.
* ''StTrinians'' (original films): Flash Harry had a "theme" which played while he sneaked in.
* While sneaking into the Palace Hotel Ballroom, [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Jake and Elwood Blues]] tiptoe past a snoozing policeman to the beat of CabCalloway singing ''Minnie the Moocher''. It's also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for a movie filled with them. Musicians have been doing this for decades. The scene from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' is probably a reference to artists like Music/CabCalloway, who would lead a band and a crowd simultaneously, and walk to the beat as part of the performance.

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* During the end credits of ''BuckarooBanzai'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'', the entire cast walks down the LosAngelesRiver Aqueduct [[DownLADrain Los Angeles River Aqueduct]] to the movie's theme music.music.
* ''Film/StTrinians'' (original films): Flash Harry had a "theme" which played while he sneaked in.

* ''StTrinians'' (original films): Flash Harry had a "theme" which played while he sneaked in.
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''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': While sneaking into the Palace Hotel Ballroom, [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Jake and Elwood Blues]] Blues tiptoe past a snoozing policeman to the beat of CabCalloway Music/CabCalloway singing ''Minnie the Moocher''. It's also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for a movie filled with them. Musicians have been doing this for decades. The scene from ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' is probably a reference to artists like Music/CabCalloway, Calloway, who would lead a band and a crowd simultaneously, and walk to the beat as part of the performance.


* Armies traditionally march in formation (combined with the stereotypical "marching" gait this is the most efficient way to move large numbers of people on foot). For similar reasons to the above example it is always avoided on bridges.

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* Armies traditionally march in formation (combined with the stereotypical "marching" gait this is the most efficient way to move large numbers of people on foot). The strong authoritative drumbeat associated with quite a bit of martial music is actually intended to make it easier for the troops to stay in step (compare to marching band music, which features a similar strong drumbeat). For similar reasons to the above example it is always avoided on bridges.


* Marching bands.

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* Marching bands.bands, who are completely awesome in every way. They march in time to the music. It's a part of the job description. (Yay!)


* On an episode of ''Ally McBeal'', her therapist advised her to play a theme song in her head. She takes the advice, is walking down the street and starts moving to the beat, and when she stops at a 'don't walk' sign she starts swaying in place to it---and then it spreads to the crowd around her, and when they start walking, they're all moving to the same beat as her.

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* On an episode of ''Ally McBeal'', ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', her therapist advised her to play a theme song in her head. She takes the advice, is walking down the street and starts moving to the beat, and when she stops at a 'don't walk' sign she starts swaying in place to it---and then it spreads to the crowd around her, and when they start walking, they're all moving to the same beat as her.


* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Last Christmas" a woman has to sneak past telepathic alien monsters who will be drawn to anyone who thinks about them. To avoid doing so, she has "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade played over her headset, and proceeds to dance past the aliens.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Last Christmas" a woman has to sneak past telepathic alien monsters who will be drawn to anyone who thinks about them. To avoid doing so, she has "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade Music/{{Slade}} played over her headset, headset as an EarWorm, and proceeds to dance past the aliens.


* A director of an episode of ''BlakesSeven'' tried to apply this trope by having the GasMaskMooks march to the ticking of a metronome set to match the beat of the martial music he was planning to dub onto the scene later. Unfortunately a practical joker thought it would be funny to increase the ticking rate so everyone would have to march faster, so it didn't match.

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* A director of an episode of ''BlakesSeven'' ''Series/BlakesSeven'' tried to apply this trope by having the GasMaskMooks march to the ticking of a metronome set to match the beat of the martial music he was planning to dub onto the scene later. Unfortunately a practical joker thought it would be funny to increase the ticking rate so everyone would have to march faster, so it didn't match.

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