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Basic Trope: A serial work that isn't normally a musical becomes one for a single installment.

  • Straight: Alice and Bob doesn't normally feature musical numbers, but one episode does.
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob is normally a musical, but whereas most episodes only feature a single number, one episode has multiple.
  • Justified: The characters enter a singing competition.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob is normally a musical, but one episode features no numbers at all.
  • Subverted: One episode opens with a musical number... which is soon interrupted. None of the rest of the episode is like this.
  • Double Subverted: ...until later on, when the singing suddenly resumes.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • All episodes of Alice and Bob are musicals.
    • Or none of them are.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, why is everyone singing?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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