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Musical Slapstick Montage

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A favorite of movies and movie trailers, this is a montage in which various characters get hurt in various ways, the "ouch" moments falling right on the beat of a fast-paced (usually classical) musical piece — or "Yakety Sax" — such as The Cancan Song or Sabre Dance.


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  • WALL•E has a sequence in which a love-struck WALL•E tries to impress Eve, to the somewhat-unlikely accompaniment of Louis Armstrong's "La Vie en Rose".

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  • Phelous enjoys using "The Gonk" from Dawn of the Dead for this purpose, editing together several clips from whatever he's reviewing.

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  • In the Beetlejuice episode "It's A Big, Big, Big, Big, Ape", Beetlejuice invokes one of these to cross a stretch of dangerous jungle.
  • Bob's Burgers: The credits for the season five finale "The Oeder Games" features a montage of characters getting hit with water balloons in slow-mo while the cast sings an off-key version of Nena's "99 Red Balloons".
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • "The Doonkleberry Imperative" has "The Drusselstein Driving Test Waltz", where Perry the Platypus is dragged along when Dr. Doofenshmirtz has to retake his (rather dangerous) driving test.
    • "This Is Your Backstory" has a montage of Doofenshmirtz's failed inventions self-destructing, set to the finale from the 1812 Overture.
    • "Blackout!" has the "What is This Thing?" number, where Candace is literally pulled through the wringer when she's trapped in Phineas and Ferb's huge, unseen invention.