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* In the Season 4 premiere of ''Film/SonsOfAnarchy'', the Alison Mosshart cover of the song is played by the band at Opie and Lyla's wedding, then it [[DiegeticSwitch goes non-diegetic]] as the scene switches over to the rest of SAMCRO slaughtering TheMafiya.

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* In the Season 4 premiere of ''Film/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', the Alison Mosshart cover of the song is played by the band at Opie and Lyla's wedding, then it [[DiegeticSwitch goes non-diegetic]] as the scene switches over to the rest of SAMCRO slaughtering TheMafiya.


* Not even animated family films are immune. ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' uses it when Alex runs away after realizing that he might eat his friends. To hammer the point home, the others see a progression of cute little animals get eaten while the song plays.

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* Not even animated family films are immune. ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' uses it when Alex runs away after realizing that he might eat his friends. To hammer the point home, the others see a progression of cute little animals get eaten while the song plays. It seems that it is a wonderful world...just for the predators.


* ''Series/SpittingImage'' used a parody version called "We've Ruined the World", sung by a weeping puppet caricature of Armstrong. The lyrics would fit the original tune, but for legal reasons [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong the show was forced to use a different one]].

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* ''Series/SpittingImage'' used a parody version called "We've Ruined the World", sung by a weeping puppet caricature of Armstrong. The lyrics would fit the original tune, but for [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal reasons reasons]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong the show was forced to use a different one]].



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* Parodied in the Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany's play, ''Completely Hollywood'', where they end their major mash up of all movies with the BigBad and hero confronting each other in slow motion. This very song is played as the hero dodges all of the villain's shots before killing him with one lucky one (as per cliched hollywood action movie ending).

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* Parodied in the Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany's play, ''Completely Hollywood'', where they end their major mash up of all movies with the BigBad and hero confronting each other in slow motion. This very song is played as the hero dodges all of the villain's shots before killing him with one lucky one (as per cliched hollywood Hollywood action movie ending).



--> ''"At least we'll be entertained while the world's going to hell." - Adam Chitwood : Collider''

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--> ''"At least we'll be entertained while the world's going to hell." - Adam Chitwood : Collider''Collider''
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* Not even animated family films are immune. ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' uses it when Alex runs away after realizing that he might eat his friends. To hammer the point home, the others see a progression of cute little animals get eaten while the song plays. Wonderful world indeed.

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* Not even animated family films are immune. ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' uses it when Alex runs away after realizing that he might eat his friends. To hammer the point home, the others see a progression of cute little animals get eaten while the song plays. Wonderful world indeed.



** Subverted on the very end of said manhwa [[BittersweetEnding when machines who were made by humans came from the space and despite the loss of the DNA from them, they saw that the A.I. saved all the DNA of all the species of the world, including the mankind, sadly, the A.I. didn't managed to see the revival of the life since he died on that moment]]. Oh, and the world revived after all those millions of years later.

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** Subverted on the very end of said manhwa [[BittersweetEnding when machines who were made by humans came from the space and despite the loss of the DNA from them, they saw that the A.I. saved all the DNA of all the species of the world, including the mankind, sadly, the A.I. didn't managed to see the revival of the life since he died on that moment]]. Oh, and the The world also revived after all those millions of years later.



* Seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qSmKKUnlT4 old commercial for]] ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''. On one hand, we've got "What a Wonderful World" playing to mass destruction... on the other hand, that destruction is [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. Then you start thinking that this ''is'' a commercial with a RepurposedPopSong, so maybe the new version keeps it from qualifying for this trope... and ''then'' the commercial ends with the promise of even ''worse'' damage, conflicting with this upbeat version of [=WaWW=]. This is when you realize that, yeah, [[{{RecurringLocation}} Kerwan]] [[OhCrap is pretty screwed]], so it probably doesn't qualify as a "wonderful world" at all, anymore. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, Tachyon.]]

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* Seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qSmKKUnlT4 old commercial for]] ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''. On one hand, we've got "What a Wonderful World" playing to mass destruction... on destruction. On the other hand, that destruction is [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. Then you start thinking that this ''is'' a commercial with a RepurposedPopSong, so maybe the new version keeps it from qualifying for this trope... and ''then'' the commercial ends with the promise of even ''worse'' damage, conflicting with this upbeat version of [=WaWW=]. This is when you realize that, yeah, that [[{{RecurringLocation}} Kerwan]] [[OhCrap is pretty screwed]], so it probably doesn't qualify as a "wonderful world" at all, anymore. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, Tachyon.]]anymore.


* This is played at the end of the ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' episode "Ka Pa'ani Nui" as the Five-0 task force raid the apartment and arrest the villains.

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* This is played at the end of the ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' episode "Ka Pa'ani Nui" as the Five-0 task force raid the apartment and arrest the villains.villains.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ELQ6u_5YYM The Season 4 trailer]] for ''Series/BlackMirror'' uses the song in its last two-thirds, but the trope is more [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] as it plays over as much scary or ominous moments [[CrapsackWorld the series is infamous for]] as it does funny, heartwarming, and emotional moments.
--> ''"At least we'll be entertained while the world's going to hell." - Adam Chitwood : Collider''


* Creator/MichaelMoore's ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', which both Louis Armstrong's in a sequence that portrays the dictatorships the US government installed or backed during the Cold War and ends with perfectly synchronized ''video of the attacks on the World Trade Center''. In addition, the film also uses [[Music/TheRamones Joey Ramone]]'s version, from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'', over the credits.

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* Creator/MichaelMoore's ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', which both Louis Armstrong's ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' plays the original recording in a sequence that portrays the dictatorships the US government installed or backed during the Cold War and ends with perfectly synchronized ''video of the attacks on the World Trade Center''. In addition, the film also uses [[Music/TheRamones Joey Ramone]]'s version, from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'', over the credits.


* Parodied in the ReducedShakespeareCompany's play, ''Completely Hollywood'', where they end their major mash up of all movies with the BigBad and hero confronting each other in slow motion. This very song is played as the hero dodges all of the villain's shots before killing him with one lucky one (as per cliched hollywood action movie ending).

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* Parodied in the ReducedShakespeareCompany's Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany's play, ''Completely Hollywood'', where they end their major mash up of all movies with the BigBad and hero confronting each other in slow motion. This very song is played as the hero dodges all of the villain's shots before killing him with one lucky one (as per cliched hollywood action movie ending).


* Even {{anime}} gets in on the act here. The WholeEpisodeFlashback exploring Meia's tragic {{backstory}} in the first season of ''{{Vandread}}'' featured this song extensively. Then they subvert Soundtrack Dissonance by playing it completely straight at the end of the episode. Turns out, it really ''is'' A Wonderful World.

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* Even {{anime}} gets in on the act here. The WholeEpisodeFlashback exploring Meia's tragic {{backstory}} in the first season of ''{{Vandread}}'' ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' featured this song extensively. Then they subvert Soundtrack Dissonance by playing it completely straight at the end of the episode. Turns out, it really ''is'' A Wonderful World.


* There's a video on Youtube called "Satchmo's Lie", and plays "What a Wonderful World" to clips of nuclear tests.


* Subverted in the climax of ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' where, while the initial situation it appears in ([[spoiler:a truck flying off of a freeway and landing into the ocean]]) is certainly calamitous, the progression of events ([[spoiler:all the Cleveland-bound marine life being freed and Dory reuniting with her family]]) complement the meaning of the song.

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* Subverted in the climax of ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' where, while the initial situation it appears in ([[spoiler:a truck flying off of a freeway and landing into the ocean]]) is certainly calamitous, the progression of events ([[spoiler:all the Cleveland-bound marine life being freed and Dory reuniting with her family]]) complement the meaning of the song.song.
* This is played at the end of the ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' episode "Ka Pa'ani Nui" as the Five-0 task force raid the apartment and arrest the villains.

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** Subverted on the very end of said manhwa [[BittersweetEnding when machines who were made by humans came from the space and despite the loss of the DNA from them, they saw that the A.I. saved all the DNA of all the species of the world, including the mankind, sadly, the A.I. didn't managed to see the revival of the life since he died on that moment]]. Oh, and the world revived after all those millions of years later.


** ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has a long history of abusing "What a Wonderful World." It replaced "[[TheEagles Journey of the Sorcerer]]" as the music over the credits at the end of [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the first radio series]], where Ford and Arthur, displaced in time, wonder at how beautiful the prehistoric Earth is, conscious that it'll be gone in two million years. The same scene appears in [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the TV adaptation]], shifting into a readout on the Guide, floating through space, to explicitly remind us that in the show's "present", the Earth is destroyed.

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** ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has a long history of abusing "What a Wonderful World." It replaced "[[TheEagles "[[Music/{{Eagles}} Journey of the Sorcerer]]" as the music over the credits at the end of [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the first radio series]], where Ford and Arthur, displaced in time, wonder at how beautiful the prehistoric Earth is, conscious that it'll be gone in two million years. The same scene appears in [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the TV adaptation]], shifting into a readout on the Guide, floating through space, to explicitly remind us that in the show's "present", the Earth is destroyed.


* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.

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* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and antiwar protesters clashing with police forces.forces in the streets of Saigon.


* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.



* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.

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