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Basic Trope: A theme tune used to have lyrics, but no longer does.

  • Straight: A theme to Troper Girls doesn't have lyrics, but it used to.
  • Exaggerated: The lyrics only existed in the first three episodes.
  • Downplayed: It became an Instrumental Theme Tune halfway through the final season.
  • Justified: The song was originally sung by a character who has been Killed Off for Real, or otherwise written off.
  • Inverted: At first, it's an Instrumental Theme Tune. However, lyrics are added in a later season of Troper Girls.
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  • Subverted: An instrumental version of the theme tune is played as the opening to one Very Special Episode.
  • Double Subverted: The lyrics are permanently dropped later on.
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  • Zig Zagged: The lyrics are dropped, reintroduced, and rewritten several times during the show's run.
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  • Enforced: The song's lyrics are unpopular, and the executives decide to make the theme tune instrumental rather than rewrite the lyrics.
  • Lampshaded: "Didn't our theme tune have lyrics once?"
    • The lyrics themselves state that they'll never be used on the show.
  • Invoked: The characters decide to stop singing the theme tune, and it becomes instrumental.
  • Exploited: Alice writes her own lyrics to the theme.
  • Defied: The characters agree not to forget about the lyrics.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "This show used to have a theme song. Now it just has an Instrumental Theme Tune."
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  • Implied: Not applicable. (This trope can only be shown.)
  • Played For Laughs: Several seasons after the lyrics have been lost, Alice attempts to sing the old lyrics, but has forgotten them.

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