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1* The pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' shows that main theme was written by the titular character while waiting for the other Crystal Gems to return from a mission. In the series, it was the first song that Steven ever wrote as a young child.²** In the [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E28ChangeYourMind season five finale]], we hear it as a [[spoiler:TriumphantReprise as Steven and company return to Earth and Steven is invited to sing during Sadie's concert. From there, it plays over a montage of the Diamonds healing the corrupted Gems.]] ²** The EndingTheme "Love Like You" also plays over the final scene of the Season Three finale "Bubbled" [[spoiler:when Steven escapes his ordeal with Eyeball and reunites with Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl.]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' various characters have a {{Leitmotif}} that plays in the shorts and their intros. Several episodes feature Mickey humming along with his own theme.²* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', "I Are Music Man". Red Guy repeatedly sings the lyrics of the show's theme song to "Pop Goes the Weasel" (which is in fact the melody of the theme).²* "WesternAnimation/PinkPantherAndPals", "Pink Pink Pink Pink", Pink Panther plays the theme song on his keyboard. ²* ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} used to sing his theme song in every cartoon in the ''really'' old days, and, as time went on, he still contented himself with humming or scatting the theme of the tune while walking down the street.²** Later in the Fleischer series and from then on, the Popeye theme would be used when he ate his spinach.²* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "The Powerpuff Girls' Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever," the girls stay inside and pretend to be themselves, humming their own theme song. One of only a swarm of hilarious {{Mythology Gag}}s and more normal jokes from that particular episode.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':²** In "Bart Gets Famous", Bart comes downstairs whistling the ''Simpsons'' theme song only to be reprimanded by Marge for whistling "that annoying tune." (This is the first of many self-referential jokes within this episode.)²** The producers of ''The Simpsons'' were thinking about adding a groan / scream to the beginning of the theme, simply because of the odds that someone would be groaning at hearing it again.²** In "Angry Dad - The Movie", the theme song is played when Bart wins an award.²** The same thing happened with Homer in "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes".²** In "22 Short Films About Springfield," right before hitting Chief Wiggum with his car Snake can be heard listening to a remix of the show's theme.²*** The entire episode has different remixes and covers used in the transitions, like a big-band version of the theme playing on the radio or a jazz version when showing Reverend Lovejoy walking his dog.²** At the end of "Homer's Triple Bypass", Homer's heart beats to the theme.²** The ending of "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy" has Homer playing the theme on the toystore's giant floor keyboard a la ''Film/{{Big}}''.²* One ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' Christmas special features the title ghost meeting up with a girl named Holly Jolly (yes, really). Holly, embarrassed by her, ah, seasonal name, tells Casper to imagine how embarrassing it would be to have "Holly Jolly" for a name -- Casper proceeds to imagine his own theme song, with the words "Casper" replaced with "Holly Jolly". Its EarWorm tendencies are also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] near the end of the scene:²-->'''Casper:''' Oh, great. Now I've got that song stuck in my head.\²''(flies off with the "Holly Jolly the Friendly Ghost" song playing in his head}²* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' uses this in several ways. The Kimmunicator's ringtone is a distinctive four-note sequence that's not only in the theme song, but is emblematic of the series. In one episode, the team faces a group of professional heroes for hire with their own theme song, and Ron spends the rest of the episode writing one for himself and Kim. He comes up with, of course, the show's theme song.²** Also in ''Sitch in Time'', she gives Ron his own "Ronmunicator" so he can "Call me or beep me, you know, if you want to reach me." Further, in ''So the Drama'', Kevin's dad says he'll give Kevin her number, so he can "call you, bee--" (and that's as much as we get, but we all knew where it was going).²** And in another episode, Ron attempts to win a rap music contest, and his entry is [[ Rufus's theme from the soundtrack]].²** Ron also hums the "Naked Mole Rap" in at least two other episodes.²* Pinky is knocked silly in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and [[NonSequiturThud mumbles]], "There's baloney in our slacks" as he stumbles around. It's a line from the opening theme.²** "Take My Siblings, Please" has Wakko playing with this trope while singing to himself: "''[[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures We're tiny, we're toony, we're all a little looney...]]'' Nah, I'm tired of that one. ''It's time for Animaniacs!''"²** And ''another'' episode featured Beethoven attempting to compose his fifth symphony. Songs he tries and rejects include the themes of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Apparently the writers liked this gag.²* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':²** In one episode, a happy, upbeat Cyborg sings a version of the theme song [[ centered around himself]].²** In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', Beast Boy does a karaoke version with surreal GratuitousEnglish lyrics, and the entire cast sings this version over the end credits. Weirder still, the oddball lyrics Beast Boy sings are [[RecursiveTranslation a mostly-accurate English translation]] of the [[ Japanese version of the theme song]]!²** The Titans' communicators play a tinny, ringtone-style version of their title theme's primary lick.²* ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show]]'': There's a skit surrounding jack-in-the-boxes, each of which plays the show's theme song. In another skit, Snoopy plays an organ grinder playing the theme tune as well.²** ''Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales'' has Snoopy playing a little music, only for Lucy to pass by and comment that "O Suzanna" wasn't very Christmas-y. In response, Snoopy switches to "Christmastime is Here", from the original ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas''.²** In the original strip, Snoopy was playing "Lady of Spain", but supposedly, they couldn't afford the rights to the song.²** At the end of the ''This is America, Charlie Brown'' episode on American music, Charlie Brown is asked his favorite song, and he replies that it's one by Music/VinceGuaraldi. "I believe it's called [[BootstrappedTheme "Linus and Lucy"]] -- by coincidence."²* Classic example: ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' are prone to la-la-ing their own theme song.²* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', while Binky is giving advice to D.W., he begins to recite the lyrics of the the show's theme song. When the familiarity is pointed out, he comments that he heard it somewhere but can't quite remember where.²** Another episode has an instrumental of the theme being played off a [=CD=]. Arthur comments it sounds familiar, and Buster wonders if the music contains subliminal messages.²* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has done this on a few occasions:²** Hardhead sings the ending theme at a karaoke party in the ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' episode "The Shadow Emperor, Scorponok".²** Kakuryu sings a bit of the end theme to ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' in an early episode. Considering the theme tune sings about driving villains away, and [[spoiler:The Dinoforce eventually turns against Deathsaurus]], this qualifies as {{foreshadowing}}.²** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' features Waspinator, after being shot out of the air, warbling a line from the original ''Transformers'' theme tune [[NonSequiturThud just before he collapsed into a crumpled heap]].²*** In the pilot episode, when Cheetor encounters Waspinator, he first thinks it's a real wasp. When he realizes it's not, he says it must be "Robots in Disguise!", the famous line from the original Transformers theme.²** ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' once showed Sari humming the theme song while listening to some music on headphones, even though the music playing sounded different. In another episode of ''Animated'', Bumblebee left an auto parts store with a car horn that played the first few notes of the theme song. An in [[ this short]], Ratchet whistles it.²* On ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', at the end of an episode, two pop stars sing their new song, the theme song of the show.²** One of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' movies has Velma singing the classic theme song for a concert.²** On ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', Shaggy has the theme as his ringtone.²** Almost every time recurring characters The Hex Girls (a Wiccan rock band) show up on ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' or in the movies, they end up singing the theme song.²** In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Daphne hums the theme of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' while brushing her hair.²** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' had Fred hum the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' theme song while getting ready for dinner.²* Often done on ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', by various characters.²* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Green Arrow hums along to his own ThemeMusicPowerUp (though it's his personal {{Leitmotif}}, not the show's theme). And then the instrumental version plays, similar to the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' example above. [[ Link]].²** Earlier in the {{Franchise/DCAU}}, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had the Joker whistling his own {{Leitmotif}}.²** In the episode "The Once and Future Thing Part 1", when the time-displaced Justice League members saddle up with some of DC's other Old West characters and take off to the villain's hideout, a Western version of the original ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' theme plays.²*** Coincidentally, the "Western Justice League" consists of seven members, the same as the show's original League.²* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' often had characters humming or softly singing the theme songs. Interestingly, this they'd continue to sing the original theme even after the show had switched to its second theme song; possibly because the new one, while less inappropriately saccharine, was not as easy to hum.²** Lanolin even parodies the theme in one episode: [[spoiler:"Friends are there to help you get started, but once you get started, who needs 'em?"]]²** The Spanish version of "Fortune Kooky" has Wade singing "Friends are there" in Spanish while walking. In the original version, he was happily singing a generic song.²** Orson would eventually sing the second theme song in "The Wolf Who Cried Boy" while bathing. The instrumental version of this music sounds almost like a kazoo playing it.²*** And Nermal hums the theme song while carving meat he received from Herman Post in the episode "Cute For Loot".²* At the end of an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', a relaxed, jazzy tune plays over the kids' enjoying themselves in the pool. It's a version of the early '90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon theme.²* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' and later ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', both with cell phones.²** In the former, it also occurs when Timmy wishes to be able to read minds, and hears elevator music when reading Cosmo's.²** At the beginning of "Timmy's Secret Wish!", upon Timmy wishing his one millionth wish, Jorgen Von Strangle gives him a song written just for him. He first sings, "Timmy, you're an average kid that no one understands..." but upon seeing Timmy's reaction, he decides, "No, that won't work," and sings a different song.²* WesternAnimation/TheJetsons' door bell plays the first four notes of their theme song ("Meet George Jetson...").²* A more comedic episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ends with a minor character walking away, humming the show's theme.²* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' theme appears in altered versions serving as a sub-theme in various episodes.²** In "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine", a jazzy version serves as the theme to a ''Trading Spaces'' parody.²** In "A Very Special Drawn Together Afterschool Special", a mellow version serves as the theme to a parody of [[VerySpecialEpisode Very Special Episodes]].²** In "Mexican't Buy Me Love", a tejano version serves as the theme to a Mexican-flavored episode.²* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', Dexter hums a few notes of the opening sequence as he takes out the garbage.²* Jake and Halley's cellphones in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' feature the opening theme as a ringtone. Spud also sings a few bars of the themes in one of the later season 2 episodes.²* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a slightly more dramatic version in "The Firebending Masters" when the closing theme is played by characters during the climax of the episode.²** In its SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:once Korra finally unlocks the Avatar State]] the theme song of the first series starts to play.²** It shows up again during [[spoiler: Wan's final battle with Vaatu]].²* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'', Cheer, Harmony, Trueheart, and Love-a-lot start a band and are heard practicing the show's theme song.²* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' a brief scene shows Megavolt pacing in his lighthouse tower, singing a version of the title theme, with no lyrics. He soon breaks off and complains, "[[EarWorm Agh, I can't get that song out of my head!]]" His irritation is understandable, since the song is all about his nemesis.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Shocker, Ox, and Ricochet are riding an elevator, and Ox starts to hum the show's theme song, prompting the other two to stare at him. "What? It's catchy."²* On his way to Hobo 13 in the episode of the same name, WesternAnimation/InvaderZim shows off to GIR while flying the Voot Crusier. While doing so, he starts sing the theme song.²* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon episode "Child of the Stargazer", Diana is humming the ''D&DC'' theme-music.²* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' had Shnitzel literally facing the music, which happens to be the show's theme song. Chowder cheerfully hummed along while Shnitzel begged them to stop.²** Done in another episode when the tune plays on the radio and Mung Daal sings along nervously in an attempt to drown out the sound of Chowder and Schnitzel being mauled to near-death by Meaches.²* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' episode "Rupert's Undersea Adventure" featured Rupert Bear whistling the show's opening theme together with the Whistle fish. In the episode "Rupert and Grolwer", Rupert also whistles the theme song while he's walking in the forest. [[note]]The original version, not the theme song used for the Creator/NickJr broadcasts[[/note]].²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' has Good Charlotte guest star as the band preforming at a fair State U is having. Nitz says something along the lines of "Good Charlotte? What have they done that I've heard of?" Someone immediately walks by, listening to the show's theme song on an [=MP3=] player. The band later sings the song at the fair itself.²* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HorridHenry'' has the titular character sing the theme song to a group of [=OAPs=]. He says that it's an "old classic" of "The Killer Boy Rap Stars" (Henry's favourite band).²* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'s Holiday Movie'', Caillou performed an original Christmas song to the tune of the show's theme song.²* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has Coop teaching an S-Force friend how to sing Karaoke. We don't get to hear the music, but we do see that the lyrics are the show's theme tune.²* Not a theme tune, but in the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "Madame Blueberry," the episode's Silly Song ("His Cheeseburger") shows up as muzak playing in the food court.²** Songs from earlier episodes, especially the Hairbrush song, actually turn up in the background a lot during different episodes.²* Done as a deliberate [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaker]] on ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', where a boy whose family Jack stays with overnight expresses his admiration for the famous roving hero by singing a line from the show's theme song.²* Several characters have whistled the theme tune for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', most notably Chef in "Paintball Deer Hunt".²** And in the third season, it's revealed Chris's ring tone is the theme.²* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', characters sometimes whistle the opening theme song. Ruel even hums it and references some of the lyrics. A big example of this trope is when Ruel uses a remix of the theme song as the sequence to a dance-pad activated lock to his house right afterwards. Evangelyne also hums it while showering in episode 22.²* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has its theme as elevator music and one Kowalski whistles it.²* The end of the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air" had Peter humming the theme song (with the line "Joke's on you" in place of "Laugh and cry" included) when Joe is back to being paraplegic.²* The 2009 version of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' has the theme song as a ringtone for her cell phone.²* Some of the lyrics of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' theme tune make a cameo in "The Story of Catcher Freeman", specifically "... [be] a soldier, until the war is won".²* The traditional ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' theme is heard often on ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship Is Magic]]'', mostly as background music, although characters have hummed it on occasion.²* In ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'', many of the characters have the theme song set as their ringtone, most notably Bea.²* One episode of ''Trapdoor'' had Berk finding a boombox and playing it. What played from it? The full version of the theme tune! The entire episode being nothing more than a glorified music video. At the end of the episode, Berk says he quite liked the song and hoped they'd play it again. Cut to credits and end theme.²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' makes a RunningGag out of the kids putting into action the wild activities mentioned in the lyrics or shown onscreen, but direct humming/singing of the song is rare. For example, in "Last Train to Bustville", Ferb takes out a list with items like "Frankenstein's brain" and "Climb Eiffel Tower" and checks off "Find Dodo bird". Buford is liable to [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]] about it; he'd much rather give a monkey a shower (which, for the record, they've already done) than build a robot dog, and just mumbles "main title, whatever" when Phineas and Ferb show off the nanobots they've created.²** The second verse of the song plays in "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo", when Phineas and Ferb TimeTravel 20 years into the future and meet their nephews. They (along with a 20-years-older Music/BowlingForSoup in a CreatorCameo) encourage the next generation to make their summer count.²** TheTag for "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama" set various clips of Candace calling for her mother to the instrumental theme song for a StupidStatementDanceMix.²** The song "Summer (Where Do We Begin?)" from the BigDamnMovie briefly segues into the opening theme.²** In their MayTheFarceBeWithYou [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars special]], they appropriately get a ''Franchise/StarWars'' spin: an instrumental version of a few lines plays as Phineas and Ferb's speeder horn, and they tell their mother that they plan to give a Bantha a shower later that day. They receive their CallToAdventure as they [[BrickJoke return home from said Bantha-cleaning.]]²** "Doof 101", the very rare episode set during the school year, has Doofenshmirtz point out that "There's 261 days 'til next summer vacation". ²* In the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' episode "Cold Slither" COBRA tries to brainwash audiences with subliminal messages in a rock band's music; the Joes foil the plot at a concert, and pacify the crowd by becoming The Average Joe Band. [[ Guess what song they play?]]²* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' episode "Battle of the Bandits" our heroes perform (or pretend to perform) the theme song in a competition.²* ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'', in the episode "The Best, Best Friend".²* The opening scene of Creator/CosgroveHall's ''WesternAnimation/{{The Wind in the Willows|1983}}'' (the feature-length adaptation of the book, rather than the later series) has Mole humming the theme tune as he does his spring-cleaning.²* The familiar themes to [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes]] have been featured in several early cartoons with lyrics. "Merrily We Roll Along" was used in ''Billboard Frolics'' (1935) and ''Toy Town Hall'' (1936, both performed by an animated Eddie Cantor, who co-wrote the theme) before even becoming the Merrie Melodies theme. "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" (Looney Tunes) was a standard from 1934 and was performed by WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck with different lyrics in 1938's ''Daffy Duck and Egghead''.²* In at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', the theme song popped up on the radio.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode "Percy and the Calliope", after finally getting the calliope to work, it plays a remix of the show's original theme music (a popular callback for older fans as it had long been replaced since then).²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', characters can sometimes be heard humming "Better Than A Dream". A polka version is also heard in the episode "Zarak".²* ''The Adventures of WesternAnimation/ChipNDale'' was a compilation special made in the late 1950s featuring a bunch of ''Chip 'n Dale'' shorts tied together with a [[ catchy theme tune]] ("I'm Chip! I'm Dale! We're just a couple of crazy rascals out to have some fun!"). At the beginning of one of the shorts ("Donald Applecore"), Donald Duck [[ starts singing this song to himself]] as he's heading out to harvest apples, only to catch himself and call himself an idiot.²* The British Dennis the Menace's ringtone is an 8-bit version of ''Dennis & Gnasher'''s main theme²* The closing theme of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TMNT]]'' cartoon was frequently used as battle music on the show. Various other pieces of the show's music included their own snippets of the main theme.²* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' uses the theme song of the original ''TMNT'' as ringtones, and even a couple of times during victory dances.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "Practical Hoax", Zidgel hums the theme song when doing his hair.²* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited'', where [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10]] guest-stars, Rex, at the beginning, says he could use a theme song, and suggests one. However, instead of singing his own, he sings a new one to the tune of the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' theme.²* In the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/{{The Flight of Dragons}}'', the tune that Giles plays upon the Flute of Olympus is the first couple lines of the opening song.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' episode, "'Til Deaf", Donna plays the title theme with a recorder when Cleveland leaves in a not-so hunting trip.²* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''²** Blythe's ringtone is a MIDI/chip tune version of the cartoon's theme song.²** In "Commercial Success", Blythe and Mrs. Twombly brainstorm ideas for their LPS commercial. One of them is of Mrs. Twombly singing a Broadway-style version of the theme song.²* Oh, jeez... where to begin in ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'':²** In the Season 2 episode "To Touch a Hummingbird", Chris Kratt brought it up as his favorite theme song. Martin winked like he knew what Chris was talking about, played his bugle and, in turn, PLAYED THE THEME SONG. It was so catchy, Chris and Martin were actually ''swaying to the beat''. Of course, being true to their personalities, their original intention was to wake up Aviva and Koki, which of course succeeded, and led to Aviva doing a {{Facepalm}} and Koki's {{Berserk Button}} to be pressed. '''It doesn't help that this was the beginning scene right after the theme song was played as per the usual with every episode.'''²** There was also the ringtone in the Season 3 episode The Hermit Crab Shell Exchange, when Chris called the Tortuga. The ringtone played on the big computer spanning the '''whole wall''', Koki's screen and Aviva's computer. The only difference between this and ''To Touch a Hummingbird'' was that it played the last four--I'm sorry, five--words of the theme song (''Go Wild Wild Wild Kratts!'') instead of the whole theme song.²** In the Season 3 episode Mystery on the Prairie, Chris can be heard whistling part of the chorus of the theme song as a bison spots him and he says, "Nothing but a buffalo bush here" and backs up slowly, keeping his hands in the air the whole time.²** The Opossum in My Pocket episode had Chris, Martin and Aviva whistle the beginning part of the chorus of the theme song in unison as they were returning Jillybean to her mother.²** Martin hummed part of it while walking around the alligator pool in Crocogator Contest.²* The music played in the opening titles of each of ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' cartoons was the signature music for King Features Syndicate's television distribution arm.²* The "Cabin Fever" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' has Mumfie whistle the theme song to the annoyance of Scarecrow. It also plays as background music.²* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' that talks about, whistling, the tune the characters whistle is the theme song.²* At least one episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Lolirock}}'' had the main characters singing part of the show's theme at the end of the episode.²* In "Zou's Drum" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Zou}}'', Zou the zebra's Nana plays a gentle version of the show theme tune on the piano and Zou joins softly on his drum.²* WesternAnimation/PostmanPat often hums the theme song.²* The first time Peter Parker puts on the Spider-Man costume in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited'', the song that plays is the theme from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.²* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HenryHugglemonster'', the Hugglemonster family all play the theme song for a concert.²* In "I Want to be Tall" on ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', Little Princess sings to the theme tune that she's a big princess when faking being tall. In "I Want My Plaster," the "brave song" is the theme tune sung on "la." In another installment, the Queen is playing an instrumental of the theme on a radio while taking a bath. (With the radio on the edge of the bathtub no less, which really isn't advisable.) In "I Want to Recycle," Princess sings her song about how she's not going to waste things to the tune of the theme.²* Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' does this quite a bit, mostly characters humming the tune but in episode 14 Ray sings the opening lyrics.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' episode, "Siskel, Ebert, Jay & Alice", the show's theme plays at the Academy Awards as Jay comes out to present an Oscar.²* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', Stumpy's NotSoInnocentWhistling is to the tune of the theme song.²* An actual plot point, in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'' an Imposter had taken on the apperance of Anita and along with the real Anita, appeared at the same time to Victor. What does Victor do? As the Imposters don't replicate memories Victor simply had to sing the theme song of the show itself and took out the Anita that wasn't singing along!²* The ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' episode "Auntie Matta" began with Squishington whistling the theme song.²* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', a rock-and-roll version of the InstrumentalThemeTune plays [[spoiler:as the townspeople launch their attack on Bill's fortress.]]²* Used twice in ''WesternAnimation/PJMasks'':²** In "Catboy's Tricky Ticket", the heroes sing their own theme song after stealing Jayden Houston's golden microphone back from Luna Girl.²** In "Moonfizzle Balls", Catboy sings the theme song to snap Gekko and Owlette out of Luna Girl's Moonfizzle Balls induced trance.²* ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'':²** In "Pups Save Ryder", the titular DistressedDude can be heard whistling the theme song at the beginning of the episode.²** In "Pups Party with Bats" Rubble plays a techno version of the theme tune.²* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': At the end of the GrandFinale, "Come Along with Me", Finn and Jake talk to [[Recap/AdventureTimeS7E35TheMusicHole The Music Hole]], who has come up with a new song. The song turns out to be the ''Adventure Time'' credits theme (which was composed by the Music Hole's voice actor). The title of this episode also comes from the credits theme's lyrics.²* The ''WesternAnimation/ButtUglyMartians'' episode "Meet Gorgon" has Ronald hum the show's theme song.²* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': The last of the videos shown in "More Everyone's Tube" has an animated version of Estelle leading the Bears and their friends in an ''a capella'' extended version of the show's theme song.²* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': The titular heroine whistles part of the show's theme song as she casually approaches Puppeteer in the eponymous episode [[spoiler: after having rendered her and all of the villains harmless, allowing Ladybug to effortlessly purify Puppeteer's Akuma]].²* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': ²** In "How We Found Your Sun", it is revealed that the Propulsions found Earth by picking up a radio signal that was playing a 1950s rock 'n' roll song called "Jet Propulsion". It sounds ''just like'' the show's theme song, and is the protagonist's namesake. However, it has different lyrics. Here are some lines from the song that can be heard during Jet's narration:²-->''Jet Propulsion, he found our star. Jet Propulsion, we met him hot. I'm on fire, baby give me some room. E=[=Mc2=]''²** In the beginning of "Satellite Selfie", Jet hums the show's theme song.²*** Also in that episode, Sean, Jet, and Mindy briefly reminisce of how Jet got to Earth. An instrumental version of the show's theme song plays during it.²* The ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' episode "Escape From L.A." re-uses the theme music in its' normal form to great effect in a scene towards the end.²** In another episode, Ana Spanakopita asks Bojack whether he's "A horse or a man", paraphrasing the end credits tune.²* During an Imperial parade in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the band actually plays the Imperial March.²* On ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndPotato'', Chip's family uses the music of the show's theme tune as the tune for their own intro song for their home movies.


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