Pretty much all of the preschoolers' and children's shows do this when it comes to teaching how brushing your teeth after every meal is fun, or always eating the vegetables, or washing your hands before eating or after going to the bathroom, etc., and making songs about it, so that the kid actually starts to like it.
"Blood Under the Skin" opens with Finn and Jake having a dramatic show-down with a bug monster... except it's actually just a normal-sized ladybug that they're trying to shoo out of their treehouse.
Special mention must be made of SUPER ULTIMATE HIGH-FIVE GO!!! from "Five Short Graybles". Finn and Jake decide that, as cool as their high-fives get, they can make them even better, and this eventually culminates in the two of them catapulting hands first across a good chunk of the land of Ooo. They're flying for most of the episode, and they finally connect, entirely by coincidence, over a talent competition which they promptly win because the stunt was just that cool.
"Five Short Graybles" also has Princess Bubblegum using a combination of sorcery and mad science to make "the most perfect sandwich that has ever existed or ever will exist within the confines of space-time".
Dr. Weird: Gentlemen! Behold! The thermo... stat! (epic zoom in) Steve: That's been there. Dr. Weird: Observe... as I... adjust the heat! (maniacal laughter) (beat) Steve: Is it on? Dr. Weird: You... tell me! (maniacal laughter)Oh, oh, WAIT!(bursts into flame)
"The Ember Island Players" was a recap of the seriesas a play, and they represented bending with streamers. It actually looks cooler than you'd think (choreography and special effects were about all they had going). There's also the fact that most scenes parodied are accompanied by the appropriate music (ex. the recreation of Aang getting hit by Azula's lightning has the same dramatic music playing despite how completely undramatic their performance was).
There's also when they were invading the Earth Kingdom palace and Sokka tried to kick down a big fancy door. He gives it a flying kick with a Stock Footage-esque background... and the door doesn't budge an inch.
Sokka's Haiku Battle (which the background music made it seem more like a Rap Battle).
CatDog: The episode Extra, Extra has CatDog delivering newspapers to the neighborhood. This is made awesome when Cat comes up with a complicated, well thought-out plan to avoid some dogs who were chasing them on their delivery route.
The Futurama. Lampshaded in I Dated A Robot, when Leela remarks that the most ordinary things (like riding a T-Rex or blowing up a planet) seem awesome to a 20th century kid like Fry.
Episode "Less Than Hero" had the villainous Zookeeper demand his tamed crow to take the Quantum Gemerald from the Planet Express crew in a grandiose fashion, which amounted to swooping over three feet and taking it back. Fry lampshaded this trope: "That seemed unnecessary."
From "Prisoner of Benda", we have Professor Farnsworth's declaration "I'm afraid we need to use... math!", complete with dramatic zoom-in and music.
One of the segments of the episode Reincarnation spoofs Anime's over the top Transformation Sequences. Hermie's sequence involves: his desk transforming into a suit of samurai armor, jumping down a hole that opens in the floor, landing in the cockpit of a waiting helicopter, said helicopter flying off, finally landing and the helicopter then transforming into... another desk, which he proceeds to do paperwork at.
The Season 7 opener had Farnsworth summon the entire Planet Express crew with a Bat Signal so they could look at his new soda machine.
The characters of Gargoyles always taje dramatic poses before petrifying at sunrise.
If you were going to pose for a statue that potentially hundreds of people would see for the next 12 hours, wouldn't you strike the most impressive pose possible? And if you could get a do-over every 24 hours, why not do it better?
Plus, they have an interest in maintaining their camouflage, and preserving a threatening image.
And also the episode "Germs", where Zim embarks on the vital and life-threatening mission of... cleaning his house.
The one episode where Dib gets powers, and showed off how awesome it was by sliding from the 2nd floor to the first, outside of his house, threw toast, butter, and orange juice in the air, all forming to make breakfast, which he also ate in the air.
Another Zim example, this one from a crossover: this scene in Nicktoons: Globs of Doom has him bragging about mundane tools as if they were killer weapons of destruction (complete with fanfare):
"A room...with a moose!" First, Dib starts to let off a a Big "NO!" before it sinks in, and when Zim does a demonstration of the what the Moose can do, (eat walnuts) we get dramatic closeups of it eating them with Dib reacting like it's the worst thing imaginable.
FBI Warning of Doom. Zim tries to return a movie, while a crazed mall cop tries to stop him. (Because it was after hours.) The whole ordeal ends with the cop trying to stop Zim with a zombie army. However, it can all be summed up with this one line:
Video Clerk: If that movie isn't in our drop box by the time we open tomorrow, you're gonna have to paaaaaaayyyyy..... late fees!
There was one episode where GIR threw a sandwich at Dib's head. He threw it so hard that it sent Dib flying through the air and crashing through the wall of the nearest building.
John Redcorn on King of the Hill is frequently introduced with blowing leaves and a signature musical leitmotif in the style of a Magical Native American, but he's usually just going about his mundane business.
There is the episode where Hank is constipated. Probably the only episode of any show that can make pooping a dramatic and climactic event that ends the episode on a ridiculously positive note. The climax: when Hank flushes, Beethoven's 9th starts playing.
Long Eared Drifter takes the cake for making healthy eating as badass as humanly possible.
In The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, a huge monstrous ogre-type tries to defeat Captain K'nuckles in a poker game with, as he puts it: "Pair of... TWOOOOOOOOOOSS!!" (He loses, naturally, with a pair of threes, no less).
Megas XLR. Coop makes the simple act of pushing a button awesome, by smashing it with his face.
Also, the Context-Sensitive-Big-Red-Button that changes episode to episode. It's even changed twice in the same episode.
From "Green Isn't Your Color": Pinkie Pie's gonna take an apple... and eat it.
Pinkie Pie as Chancellor Puddinghead in "Hearth's Warming Eve": "In the name of the earth ponies, I think I'm gonna name this new place... uh... DIRTVILLE!"
Granny Smith's preparations for Zap Apple Jam-making in "Family Appreciation Day", especially the scene where she acts like a drill sergeant towards a bunch of jam-jars.
In Hurricane Fluttershy, it is revealed that the Ponyville pegasi have a traditional event where they have to transport a large amount of water over a huge distance. How do they do this? By creating a huge tornado.
In the opening of "Three's a Crowd," Twilight Sparkle learns her sister-in-law Cadance is coming to visit for the weekend, while Fluttershy learns that she's been selected to help research the elusive Breezies. Pinkie Pie proceeds to top this good news with "a flyer about a one-day sale on used patio furniture!"
"Raging Bully": After accidentally causing Buford to drop ice cream on himself, Phineas is challenged to a duel, and the entire episode has them set up a boxing ring, going through a Rocky-style training montage... all for a thumb war, even with an overly excited commentator.
One episode features dramatic zooming and music whenever a character announces something they're going to do; one time there's nothing to actually zoom in on but a random patch of sky, forcing Ferb to jump in at the last moment.
From the movie we have a song about how everything, including blinking, breathing and sitting on a chair, is better with Perry.
Ninja Handyman, from Planet Sketch, solves mundane problems and, being a ninja, has to behave as if he had saved the day, big time.
Buttercup spends the better part of The Powerpuff Girls episode "Nuthin' Special" trying to find a special power that Blossom and Bubbles can't duplicate. She eventually finds it in curling her tongue which she treats as something to celebrate.
In the Ready Jet Go! episode "Astronaut Ellen Ochoa", as shown in the beginning of the episode, Jet somehow came up with a convoluted yet awesome way to make lemons into lemonade.
Recess: There's nothing more horrifying than sitting in a box drawn in chalk on the ground in the playground. And you can't come out of it. And you're all alone. And no one can come into it to help you.
Regular Show has this as its modus operandi on two different levels. On the low end, you have main characters either punctuating normal actions like pouring cereal or setting up chairs by making up little songs or saying phrases. On the high end, you have roshambo matches that cause the unintentional summoning of Eldritch Abominations, and attempts to watch old LaserDisc movies ending in you and your friends being revealed as The Chosen Ones to protect all forms of media from destruction by internet streaming services.
In an episode of Samurai Jack after the Scotsman has rescued Jack from a bunch of sirens they have a series of contests to decide who would be the one to row back. The contests culminated in a thumb wrestling match, complete with close-ups on their thumbs and faces all while in slow motion.
On Sanjay and Craig, one of the arcade game cabinets at the Frycade is literally titled "Do Your Taxes".
In the episode "Rome-Old and Juli-Eh," Bart and Lisa wage an epic war with the American Shipping Service, directly referencing key battle scenes from The Lord of the Rings, over the right to use complimentary shipping boxes to build a play-fort. Did we mention the large, fire-breathing dragon? Because there's a large, fire-breathing dragon.
Then there was the time Bart and Skinner tortured each other with foods they were allergic to tied to a stick, which turned into a lengthy battle across the city, riding on top of cars and ending in a factory for (inexplicably)note Peanut Shrimp is a real thing in Southeast Asian cuisine. both products, all set to "Duel ofthe fates".
The episode "Good Times With Weapons". The boys playing around with weapons is turned awesome with an Art Shift and the use of shonen fighting anime tropes, complete with an upbeat makeshift J-pop song in the background.
"Lice Capades" is worth a mention. "KEL-LAY!" And cutting to the lice being blown away and horribly dying — while the kid who got the lice is taking a shower and washing his hair.
There's also the Cartoon Wars episodes. In one example, after Stan learns that an Islamic terrorist attack may result from a portrayal of Mohammed in Family Guy and suggests they wait and see what happens, he follows it up by saying, "If we're still alive in the morning, (Extreme Closeup) then we'll know we're not dead."
"It'll be the end of the world! ... of Warcraft."
In fact, the entirety of "Make Love, Not Warcraft" fits this trope by somehow making the quest to kill one high-level World of Warcraftgriefer completely epic. Semi-justifiable, since this one player has somehow broken WoW's PvP rules, can kill Admins, and seems to be determined to kill every player in the game so many times that they get extremely frustrated and never want to play again.
(holding up a thumb drive) "Behold... the Sword of a Thousand Truths!"
"It Hits the Fan" subverts it over the word shit; The entire country goes nuts with glee when shit is said on a television program without it being censored and also make memorabilia over the word. Kyle and Cartman see shit as just another word that doesn't mean much, but everyone else at school is stoked that they can say it whenever they want now. However, everyone saying shit en masse causes a plague that threatens the world unless they stop swearing so much.
How do make household chores like washing the dishes or folding laundry awesome? Make them the "special assignments" of a stuffed bear named Special Agent Oso working for a secret agency, voiced by Sean Astin and equipped with all sorts of special spy gadgets.
"Procrastination". As the name implies, SpongeBob grapples with his denial for hesitation in writing a 800-word essay. In one of his many time-wasting gimmicks, he spends an implied ludicrous amount of time and effort writing the "The" at the start of the paper, so the sequence ends up just looking "awesome" instead of being the Hard-Work Montage it initially appears to be.
The opening scene of The Spongebob Squarepants Movie features a dramatic scene based around the "crisis" of a customer being given a Krabby Patty without cheese, complete with a slow-motion sequence of SpongeBob putting some cheese into the patty. It's a Dream Sequence, but still...
Any time the Krabby Patty is brought to the audiences attention by SpongeBob, or at least when it focuses on him making krabby patties.
When a customer gets a Patty with jellyfish jelly added, he's so enthused that he bursts into an impromptu musical number: "Hey all you people, won't you LISTEN to meeee! I just had a sand-wich! No ordinary sand-wich!"
"It's a sandwich filled with jellyfish jell-yyyyyy!"
In one of the "Legends of Bikini Bottom" episodes, SpongeBob is unconscious due to his Krabby Patty meter being empty. Mr. Krabs gets him to eat one. He then blasts up, explodes into pieces, then regenerates after all of them land together, and then...
Fire-Retardant Foam in The Transformers can short circuit Cybertronians, and causes even the mighty Megatron to flee in terror. Ironhide can actually shoot the stuff from his arms, but never uses it to seize control or end the war.
Everything becomes this when Uncle Grandpa is around. Having a big belly gives you the ability to hypnotize people, getting a nickname involves slaying a dragon, trying to get into a locked truck leads to the truck becoming a monster and trying to destroy the world, and that's just the beginning.
"Do not be too hasty in entering that room — I had TACO BELL for lunch!" "Greetings, Pumpkin, I am at Mr. Venture's lab to right that which is wrong and TO REPAIR THE TORN CURTAIN OF TIME ITSELF! There are four puddings in the fridge. You may enjoy the contents of one of them. Dinner at six." "Get me my...BLUUUUE WINDBREAKER!" "Who wants...PIZZZZA ROLLLLS!?" "Who is HECTOR MOLINA and WHY DO THEY KEEP SENDING ME HIS JUNK MAIL!?!?"
Granted, doing that in perfect synch with each other while being out of earshot is pretty awesome.
From Voltron Force episode "The Hunkyard", we have an example of Hunk barbequing...ribs the size of a Buick on a customized grill the size of a church organ. His secret ingredient: jet fuel. Not only does he, predictably, burn such ribs, they launch into the air and through the ceiling, activating the Castle of Lion's missile defense system. Pidge's reaction is PRICELESS: