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This is a collaborative wick check for the trope Big-Lipped Alligator Moment. It will be done once 79 wicks are listed. Feel free to contribute by adding unchecked wicks and putting them into a category.

Why?: Big-Lipped Alligator Moment has three rules: it needs to appear unexpectedly with no forewarning, not make sense in context, and have no impact on the story. However, some examples break one or more of these rules, usually the "doesn't make sense in context" one.


Wicks checked: 79/79

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    Correct Usage 
  • Film.Airplane: Fanservice: During the panic scene, there comes, out of nowhere, a random topless woman who gets really close to the camera and disappears.
  • YMMV.Book Of Exodus: The "Zipporah at the inn" episode. After God sent Moses in Egypt to deal with the Pharaoh, HE sends his angel to kill His prophet for unexplained reasons. Then Moses' wife Zipporah takes a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of their son. This apparently saves Moses. It's pretty obscure and no wonder why this is often ignored; according to The Other Wiki, even Biblical scholars are baffled by the purpose of this episode. It has notably only been included in one screen adaptation, the miniseries Moses the Lawgiver starring Burt Lancaster and there is a good reason why it is often omitted: it proves to be disturbing, especially with the child's screaming. Seems like it counts.
  • YMMV.Brewdening Love: The revenge chapters come right out of nowhere, and are never mentioned again. Sounds like it counts.
  • YMMV.Combat At Heaven Gate: In the middle of this action movie inspired by Indiana Jones, comes an out-of-nowhere skimpy Shower Scene, with token feminine girl bathing outdoors in a very tight swimsuit, her nipples slightly visible under her clothing, complete with romantic, soothing music playing in the background. It lasts for nearly two minutes and looks like something out of a Japanese AV video, and it ends as quickly as it begins.
  • YMMV.Dirge Of Cerberus: Twice involving Cait Sith and Reeve. The first time, Reeve is seemingly shot by a Deepground soldier only to reveal it was Cait Sith piloting a Reeve body. Most players will probably just shrug that off as being Played for Laughs despite how nonsensical it is to remotely control a robot that's piloting a robot and the fact that Reeve never does this again despite the danger around him. Then when the WRO Headquarters gets invaded, Vincent runs into Reeve.. and Cait Sith. Moving independently of one another, with no implication anywhere in the series that Cait Sith is an automated robot of his own accord. Not even extra Compilation info has ever bothered to explain this. Sounds valid, though a bit rambly.
  • YMMV.Flower Drum Song: During "Sunday" - a musical number where Sammy and Linda imagine life as newlyweds, there's suddenly a sequence where they have to entertain a bunch of in-laws. A child comes into the scene - presumably Linda and Sammy's - and starts shooting at a cowboy and Indian in a film on TV. The cowboy and Indian break out of the television and chase everyone all around the house. The sequence has nothing to do with Linda and Sammy's song - and when it fades back they don't reference the odd direction their fantasy went in.
  • YMMV.Gorilla Interrupted: The film pauses for a scene where an alien presents a can of Crystal Pepsi to the camera and then proceeds to methodically dowse its face with the stuff. This has nothing to do with anything in the film and is never referenced again. The scene resembles a deleted scene written by Garrett Gilchrist that involved Jacob having a can of soda poured on his head. Given that Stoklasa shot all of the alien scenes and did not like Gilchrist's contributions to the screenplay, it seems like a covert dig at Gilchrist. Might be kind of bashy, but sounds correct.
  • YMMV.Hello Dolly: The movie version of "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" abruptly cuts away from the main characters dancing at the train station, to a crowd of faraway, nameless children, inexplicably repeating two lines of the song. After the movie cuts back to the station, those kids never appear again, much less interact with the stars.
  • YMMV.Hudson Hawk: There's one part where the Candy Bar Brigade are sitting in a car outside Anna and Hudson's apartment and, apropos of nothing, Butterfinger says "Want me to rape 'em"? Presumably this was an attempt at Black Comedy, but it just seems so out of place and rather out of character for Butterfinger as well. The other bad guys just roll their eyes and tell him to keep reading his picture book, and the whole thing is never brought up again.
  • YMMV.Johnny Bravo: In the episode "Double Vision", Johnny prepares to do a dive into a swimming pool. Immediately after he jumps off the diving board, an enormous pink elephant pops up on screen, shouts "CANNONBALL!", runs to the pool, and jumps in, just in time to empty all of the water and give Johnny some Amusing Injuries. The elephant then screams, "DUUUDE, THAT WAS EXTREMEEEEE!' and leaves. There's absolutely no build-up to the moment, and it's never mentioned again. Sounds like it would've came out of nowhere.
  • YMMV.Love You To Bits: One room you can enter in on "The Worm Hotel" is covered in darkness, till you turn on the light...And reveal that two other aliens were flat out MAKING OUT/HAVING SEX with each other. The game than performs a Jump Cut you to being thrown out of the room. Aside from a remote you pick up to progress the level, this is never brought up again.
  • YMMV.Mr Bug Goes To Town: The scene where Hoppity is electrocuted. It goes on for a whole minute, has surreal visuals, and after they laugh it off ("Hoppity, you're electrifying!"), nobody mentions it again.
  • YMMV.Planet Ajay: In "Meteor", when the meteor breaks open a man dressed up as an onion comes out of it, leading to a chase sequence. Once the chase finishes, it was never mentioned again.
  • YMMV.Prince Caspian: Susan and Lucy partying with Bacchus while the boys rescue Caspian. It has no impact on the plot, the mythology crossover is never explained, and it's never mentioned again.
  • YMMV.Re Boot The Guardian Code: At one point in one episode, the Sourceror picks up and eats a worm crawling along his desk. He's never shown doing anything similar at any other point in the series, and it doesn't offer any insight into his character, so one wonders why the show thought we needed to see that except to just be gross.
  • YMMV.Rise Of The Galeforces: When Violet is first turned into a dinosaur, Dynacide is brought back for a few paragraphs and set upon her for no reason other than to make her look cool. She swiftly kills the Hybrid Monster, who promptly disappears from the plot, never to be mentioned again. Sounds valid.
  • YMMV.Secret Of Evermore: The appearance of Cecil Harvey in Gothica is a random cameo out of nowhere, and the implication that somehow the world of Final Fantasy IV is connected to Evermore raises a lot more questions. Which are never answered, since Cecil is just a cameo, nothing about him is ever brought up once you leave his inn, and Cecil never leaves his desk. Cecil claims to have settled down with Rosa, but we don't see her. Sounds valid.
  • YMMV.Splosion Man: Well, the entire game, but even it gets one when during the final boss fight, the scene inexplicably cuts to a live action video of a little boy reading a book, and giggling when a big chunk of meat splats onto the book. It cuts back to the boss fight right after, then cuts to other scenes such as two guys playing chess, a dog on a porch, and a couple kissing in a park, all of whom are absolutely delighted about the raining chunks of meat falling on them. Sounds like it counts.
  • YMMV.The Lion Guard: The song "Tonight We Strike". In it, Janja outlines his plan to attack the Pride Lands at night and kill all the animals while they're sleeping. What actually happens is that the hyenas sneak in to the Pride Lands during the day and cause a gazelle stampede. Most likely what happened is the song was not revised after the plot for the episode was rewritten, probably due to time or budget constraints, causing the song to not mesh well with the rest of the episode. Probably counts.
  • YMMV.The Marine: Triton gets kidnapped by some poachers (who think he's a cop) in the middle of the movie, fights them, and runs off. As per the trope rule, they're of little use, and are never mentioned again. Based on the context given, it counts.
  • YMMV.Moonwalker: Granted, the film is trippy enough to qualify for this trope as a whole, but the music video segment of the "Smooth Criminal" chapter stands out. After nearly being gunned down by Mr. Big's goons and going through an extensive chase sequence, Michael then goes into a club to throw an elaborate dance routine with the regulars. It interrupts the narrative and has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever. Considering it's better than everything around it and features some of the best dance choreography ever in a Pop music video/film to an awesome Funk song, do you care, though?
  • YMMV.Padak: Anago's Song. It has a jarring animation shift and it's a musical number in a mostly realistic movie (Where only one more song is a musical number), as well as taking place after a rather tense scene. Though it does help show the utterly cynical and nihilistic mentality that Anago and the rest of the fish have developed on their time at the restaurant.
  • YMMV.Pitbull: The music video for "Hotel Room Service" features Pitbull in his usual "party hard with ladies" antics in his hotel room... up until the song stops to a screeching halt when a woman enters the room screaming at him, followed by a television crew. The crew is revealed to be for a Cheaters-style TV show, implying that the woman is Pitbull's wife (or baby mama) and is chastizing him for cheating on her. Pitbull then manages to eject her and the TV crew from the room, at which point the song resumes. Not only is something that usually doesn't happen on his videos, but it isn't foreshadowed at all in the video before it happens, and it isn't referenced again after it does.
  • YMMV.Total Drama Comeback Series:
    • Chapter 29 of TDC starts with a Soap Opera parody with lots of surprise pregnancies. May be Chris's way of mocking the Drama Bomb nature of the episode overall, but it still comes as a Mood Whiplash.
    • The next chapter, Ezekiel has a dream in which Heather asks him to redeem her through his love. For some reason, there was also a bear in a pink tutu dancing "It's peanut butter jelly time". Both of these seem valid.

    Not Unexpected/Was Foreshadowed 
  • YMMV.Blackpool: Most of the musical numbers are this, but that's what makes the show so endearing. A certain ice cream cone comes to mind... Again, if this is a recurring theme, can it really be "unexpected"?
  • YMMV.Frog Fractions: The game is basically built on them. However even amongst the many featured in this game the history of boxing narration stands out. If the game is all BLAM, then nothing is.
  • YMMV.Legend Of Galactic Heroes: Episode 62, in which Attenborough inexplicably shows up in a pirate costume for exactly one scene. This is never brought up again. It is, however, entirely in-character. If it's in-character, is it really unexpected?
  • YMMV.Shelton Benjamin: In 2019 WWE ran a series of bits where Shelton will appear backstage on ''Smack Down and be asked a question, then say nothing and just look around for no reason. It's never explained why he does this, or what the point of these bits are. My concern is that if this is a recurring bit, then it's going to be expected. BLAM is a single moment.
  • YMMV.Quasi At The Quackadero: Quasi at the Quackadero is essentially a compilation of nothing but these. In that case, how can these moments be legitimately "unexpected"?

    Makes Sense in Context 
  • FranchiseOriginalSin.Live Action TV: in the entry for American Horror Story: Asylum:
    • The series has the infamous "Name Game" sequence, a silly and jovial musical number in Sister Jude's head, smack dab in the middle of an incredibly bleak episode. It was so effective not just because it came completely out of left field, but also because it demonstrated how far Jude had fallen and how absolutely broken her mental state was at the time. Later seasons of American Horror Story seemed to forget the second part and started throwing in musical numbers at random to try to replicate the success Asylum had. It wasn't too bad with Coven, where Stevie Nicks' cameo only lasted one episode and played on real-life urban legends about her being a witch. Freak Show, however, had five major musical numbers and a main character who was a singer for no particular reason, leading the season to be criticized for taking precious time away from properly serving its major characters, something at which Asylum excelled. Hotel, however, seems to have reversed this; while Lady Gaga (a pop singer by trade) does play one of the main characters, there are no musical numbers. Potholed in the second sentence and then debunked by context (a character imagined the whole thing as a result of mental health problems) in the third.
  • YMMV.Heidis Song: Heidi's bizarre Dream Sequence on her first night staying with her grandfather. She travels into a fantastical world of weird mountain monsters (even the mountain itself becomes a creature) who are never seen or mentioned again after the sequence ends — after all, it is just a dream. Makes sense thanks to being a dream.
  • YMMV.Friends In Your Head: Usually courtesy of Teague. One particular gem comes from the Fight Club commentary. This is a weird joke, but it's not exactly nonsensical in context...
    Dorkman: (referring to bloodstains on clothing) I mean, a stain, you've gotta scrub physically. You can't just throw it in the sink and kind of just let it soak.
    Teague: Are you saying that you fight people often? Is that what you're saying? You know more about blood on pants than me? You had a period, Michael?
    Teague: I got a period.
    Brian: ...woah.
    Dorkman: Moving the hell on.
    Dorkman: No, but, umm... I forgot what we were talking about before that. I—we were talking about my period, and then we got a little distracted.
    Brian: Hey, look, color grading!
    Dorkman: No, wait, this was before color grading...
    Dorkman: We were saying something interesting, but now I've forgotten. Sorry, everyone.
    Dorkman: Wow, that killed our momentum. So, anyway, Fight Club. Say something interesting.
  • YMMV.Little Nemo Adventures In Slumberland: The train scene in the beginning, after it, Nemo never mentions it again. Granted, it's somewhat justified being a dream. Perhaps he forgot it after waking up. Makes sense in context, since it's literally a dream.
  • YMMV.The Battleship Potemkin: That guy who shouts "Kill the Jews!", at least to modern audiences. If the last post on this page is accurate (that the man was a government provocateur trying to distract the angry crowd), it would've made sense to audiences of the time. It's generally seen as identifying the basically anti-semitic nature of Tsarist society. If this is correct, then the context makes sense.
  • YMMV.Total Drama Comeback Series:
    • Two in Chapter 16 of TDC; the first is in the very beginning where we are treated to a ninja version of the season 1 opening titles (done in Chef). The second was a ninja-parody song done by Ezekiel based on, of all songs, In the Navy. Though it does prove that Kobold can write parody songs really well, both instances come out of nowhere, have nothing to do with the plot, and neither are mentioned again outside said chapter. They are weird, but they could both be explained by the fact that the challenge in this chapter was about ninjas. And the second was mentioned afterwards, as noted by the second bullet.
    • Technically the second is mentioned a couple times as a reason why the cameras were not focused on the epic fight scene

    Impacts the Story 
  • Fridge.Constantine: The three-legged deer in "Rage of Caliban" was initially just a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment. But at the end, it's revealed that the killer spirit wasn't a demon or spirit after all, but the vengeful soul of the first killer child, Marcello Panetti, which used an axe to kill his parents. The deer attending the summoning in his abandoned home was a hint that the spirit was himself maimed, in this case, like Marcello's fingers that where cut by his father with the same axe. Turns out to be a plot point, breaking Rule 3.
  • YMMV.Anansi Boys: Near the end, Fat Charlie meets Dragon, who informs Fat Charlie that he's going to eat him. Fat Charlie tries to tell him he's afraid with his newfound god powers, but it doesn't work so Fat Charlie has to deceive him. This scene, while specifically beneficial to Charlie's character, as it shows him coming into his own as Anansi's son, doesn't really have any rhyme or reason to it. Dragon was never mentioned before, nor is he mentioned again and by his description he seems to draw from European ideas for dragons rather than the African antagonists to this point: Tiger and the Bird Woman. Sounds like it'd count...except for the fact that it does impact Charlie's character.
  • YMMV.Fire Bringer: Even though it's integral to understanding the plot, a whole bunch of audience members were very confused by the sudden appearance of Chorn as an alien at the very end of the show, and the Langs report that they got a lot of feedback writing it off as pure random humor, which may have actually negatively impacted the show's reviews, forcing them to hastily rewrite the ending to fix this. (See Viewers Are Geniuses on the main page.) Even admits that it's relevant to the plot.
  • YMMV.Invasion USA 1985: Mickey's death by Groin Attack is either this or a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, depending on whether you view it as being meant to be hilarious or horrifying (or finding it to be both at the same time). A character death can't be BLAM. Death inherently affects the plot. I also don't see how something might be a BLAM depending on if you think it's funny or not- these moments don't have to be humorous.
  • YMMV.Minoru Suzuki: The ending of his title fight against Bas Rutten. After a bout mostly fought on the mat, Rutten throws a routine front kick and catches Suzuki in a guillotine choke, they roll right under the ropes where any wrestler could use to escape a hold... and, for some reason, Minoru taps out. This oddity makes the finish come from nowhere and is never explained. Even Rutten was surprised Suzuki tapped out and only could speculate that the kick damaged him more than imagined. If it's the ending of the fight, then it had an impact.
  • YMMV.Monster A Go Go: There's a scene late in the movie where a trucker helps a woman whose car has broken down. The scene has no relevance to the plot and we never see the two of them again, and other than seeing a shot of the monster's boots as it walks around, doesn't even seem like the same movie. It's possible they originally intended for the two of them to get killed by the monster, but ran out of money before they could film that scene. In the next scene, the main characters offhandedly mention that they found the body of a truck driver. It's referenced.
  • YMMV.Night Court: Under the Moment of Awesome entry: To explain, the episode starts as a sort of Big-Lipped Alligator Moment with an employee from a "novelty entertainment" company named Paul Hodo (played by Lorry Goldman), who's the first case on the docket, being charged with "assault with a deadly weapon" (throwing a pie that was frozen in a man's face, causing facial injury and a pending divorce). After the case ends as usual (Harry: "$200 fine and time served"), then-bailiff Florence telling the man that his price of USD$100 for pieing somebody in the face is too steep. Dan then insults Flo, and Flo is suddenly OK with the price, asking if the man took Visa credit cards. It's unclear how it was a BLAM, but the "pie in the face" thing does become important at the end.
  • YMMV.Upin And Ipin: The Giant Serpent in the caverns in Geng. It came out of nowhere and doesn't have any origin and reason to be there other than being another obstacle and the reason why the poachers were able to had their hand on Oopet's mother. At least Oopet and his mother were originally came from a different dimension. Sounds like it does impact the story.

    Breaks Multiple Rules 
  • YMMV.Ed Edd N Eddy:
    • The ending of "Dear Ed", where Jimmy and the Eds end up having their own personal dance party, complete with a 70s-esque disco song playing in the background. Even funnier when listening to the scene with the French audio track on DVD. IIRC, the dance party was originally meant to get Jonny and Plank to reconcile, which it did, meaning it's a pretty big plot point, and the scene mentioned happened after the plot was resolved.
    • Also during the holiday special "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle", when Eddy goes into Rolf's house, he's roped into a complete oddball of a song. The plot of the special is Eddy going to all the kids' houses to try mooching off their presents. Long story short, it does affect the plot a little since it shows why Eddy didn't want to deal with Rolf being Rolf.
    • Eddy's bee hive scam in the beginning of 'Pop Goes the Ed'. It doesn't help with plot and if it were taken out, the episode will still be the same. The only allusions to it are them getting stung by bees at the end of the episode and a reappearance of the outfit in "To Sir With Ed" (with "Hive" replaced with "Snake"). Although every episode begins with something completely unrelated to the plot of the episode. The last sentence mentions something like this happening in every episode (which is closer to Halfway Plot Switch than anything) and it is referenced later on.
  • YMMV.Neopets: The Usukiland advert, a commercial for Usuki dolls that features a short animation of a lemon chasing an apple and gibberish pseudo-Korean text. Still, you get an avatar for viewing it. Neopets doesn't exactly have a plot beyond the specific events, and this is something the players need to choose to watch, so it's not out-of-context nor is it unexpected. It's just a silly video to get an avatar, which does impact the player's experience.
  • YMMV.Ratatoing: Why exactly did Marcel's rivals dance before scaring the human customers? The context is lost in this example, but since I know the movie, I know this isn't a BLAM. They danced to attract attention. It makes sense in context, it was foreshadowed, and it affected the plot.

    Other Misuse 
  • Alien Episode: Time Trax, a show about a future cop apprehending temporal fugitives in the 20th century (no, this isn't Continuum). For most of the series, there's not a single mention of aliens. Then, out of the blue, SELMA detects a signal she identifies as belonging to a race of Human Aliens called Procardians. Darien is shocked, as Procardians have only made contact with Earth in the 22nd century, and their diplomatic ship is preparing to arrive. He eventually learns that Procardians have secretly visited Earth in the 20th century and determined humanity to be too primitive and violent for First Contact (apparently, they change their minds by the 22nd century). The signal came from a crashed Procardian ship, piloted by a Procardian teenager, who has stolen a ship and returned to find his mate, who was accidentally left behind during the previous visit. After helping the alien find his mate, he sends them to his own time (they have no other way to get home, as his ship self-destructed) to await the arrival of their kind. And then his life-altering experience of meeting genuine aliens is never mentioned again. Seems more like Bizarro Episode.
  • YMMV.Jill Of The Jungle: At the end of the first episode, Jill turns into a phoenix and flies away to a mushroom grove that looks like it's on another planet. Endings can't be BLAM, especially not in works with a loose continuity.
  • YMMV.Joes Garage: The final track, "A Little Green Rosetta", is completely random and sits in severe contrast with the arresting Tear Jerker of a penultimate song, "Watermelon in Easter Hay". Even with its context of "this is the dangerous consequence of making music (ie. going entirely insane)", it's still pretty jarring. I don't think soundtracks can really have a BLAM unless there's some sort of plot to disrupt.
  • YMMV.Keio Flying Squadron: Even by the standards of this series, the final boss of the second game is EXTREMELY strange and absolutely out of nowhere. You get eaten by an evil demon head named Apocalypse, whose stomach is a tower with little elves living his him and you fight his heart who spits out various Japanese related words which you use as platforms... And after you kill the heart it turns out to be a transformed cat the entire time. Another attempt to make an ending into a BLAM.
  • YMMV.Kingdom Paf: Constantly subverted; the saga is full of nonsensical sequences that come out of nowhere and usually puzzle the characters, but they quite often end up being mentioned again later. This usually doesn't make them any less nonsensical. YMMV can't be subverted, so this is just not an example.
  • YMMV.Lost Media Wiki: Sometimes, a new article will get written hastily and contain very sloppy or downright insane content, and will then be quickly deleted by an admin for not following basic quality rules. Occasionally, the article will be So Bad, It's Good and be print-screened for posterity. No, badly written articles don't qualify as BLAM. This falls on all accounts, starting with the fact that a wiki isn't a story with narrative.
  • YMMV.Nocturnal Animals: The opening has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the film. If it's the opening, can it really be said to "Come out of nowhere"? Not to mention the lack of context...
  • YMMV.Produce 101 China: The rapping part of the song "Chinese Language" can be seen as this, as it isn't present in the original version of the song and isn't delivered particularly well, and potentially could have only been added because rapper Yamy was in the team. It's a song; can't to say it has any context to worry about.
  • YMMV.Pu Li Ru La: This whole game is one bizarre set-piece after another, stage 3 probably being the most infamous. An entire work can't be a BLAM.

    ZC Es, Potholes, or Otherwise Unclear 
  • FilmsDiscussedByMoviebob.Films F To H: Hercules: Discussed how the old Italian movies rested chiefly on their Estrogen Brigade for their popularity and appeal. On the 1983 movie by Cannon starring Lou Ferrigno, he described it as "so bad, yet bad in such a completely, uniquely, one-of-a-kind, what-the-hell-were-they-thinking way" that it took him two Big Picture episodes to describe it. It's chock full of Big-Lipped Alligator Moments that must be seen to be believed, does a very poor job of explaining its plot and makes mincemeat of Classical Mythology, yet it's strangely watchable. A few years later, in the In Bob We Trust episode "Keep Circulating the Tapes" (a list of ten movies he'd most like to see riffed on a twelfth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000), he named it at number eight.
  • Fridge.The Simpsons: It took me years to get the Ghostbusters ending in "Tales from the Public Domain." It seems like a Cop Out Ending or a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment but the reason Homer said Hamlet says based on Ghostbusters was because in the version Homer told King Claudius left a trail of slime behind like Slimer. ZCE
  • FurryConfusion.Disney And Pixar: There were talking animals in the first film. When they visited that meadow in the middle of their trip, Toaster was harassed by a group of talking squirrels. Also there was a fish who could sing albeit just going "la-la-la-la-la". Pothole.
  • YMMV.Around The World In Eighty Days: When Fogg, Passepartout, and Aouda arrive in America, this passage follows: A single passage doesn't have enough context.
    Passepartout, in his joy on reaching at last the American continent, thought he would manifest it by executing a perilous vault in fine style; but, tumbling upon some worm-eaten planks, he fell through them. Put out of countenance by the manner in which he thus "set foot" upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that are always perched upon these movable quays, that they flew noisily away.
  • YMMV.Cutey Honey: During the live-action film, Black Claw suddenly appears just before his fight with Honey, singing a song with his henchmen accompanying on violins. Cutey Honey's facial expression at that point has become slightly memetic. ZCE
  • YMMV.Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc:
    • One of the Monokuma Theater segments has a full 3D animation of Sakura battling an army with two massive clubs, before preparing to face off against a giant Monokuma, only for the game to tell you that Sakura's Revenge has been cancelled. The original PSP version of this segment instead has a trailer for Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, which comes equally out of nowhere. Follows the "unexpected" rule, but it's unclear if it follows the others.
    • Yasuhiro's impassioned speech about how fortunetelling is different from the occult, which derails itself into a rant about cattle mutilation and how having his hamburger abducted by aliens made him realize it wasn't 100% beef. Makoto isn't sure what to make of it, either. Strange and unexpected, but it's unclear if it impacts the story.
  • YMMV.Deep Red: Has a few, most notably the killer puppet (which was memorable enough that it went on to inspire Billy from the Saw films). Commented-out ZCE.
  • YMMV.Diddy Kong Racing 5000: The whole "Watch for moving Nintendo 64 logos" scene. Another cutlisted page where this was the only example present before the cut.
  • YMMV.Dillydale Less: The sea monster in One Calamitous Date.
  • YMMV.Down And Dirty Duck: So many scenes qualify. The film's flimsy narrative is partly to blame for this. Major examples include the entire desert sequence and Willard's subway confrontation with the "Negro Gentleman". Doesn't explain anything, and comes off as bashing to boot. Also, if so many scenes are BLAM...are any of them?
  • YMMV.Electric Six:
    • During the outro of "Improper Dancing", STOP! (beat) CONTINUE!
    • The falling xylophone for one brief pre-chorus bar in "(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone".
    • Both "Pleasing Interlude"s on Senor Smoke, for how little context is given for either of them.
  • YMMV.Extended Run: Corbin Bleu shows up (yes, that Corbin Bleu), tells the tale of Nodsey while the cast sits with him in a ritual-eque circle, and is never mentioned again. Unclear if it makes sense in context or not.
  • YMMV.Freaky Flickers: The "Where's My Whistle?" scene appears to be this.
  • YMMV.House Of Mouse:
    • The aforementioned CGI scene from "computer.don".
    • What about in "Locksmiths" when Goofy names all the types of keys on his keychain?
  • YMMV.Ink City: Immediately after the World Split, Him and Yakko out of nowhere engage in a musical battle/dance-off to the tune of Lady Gaga's "Telephone".
  • YMMV.Is The Order A Rabbit: The "mayim mayim" dance from 2x11. The series has a lot of the typical exaggerated anime flourishes, but the dance scene gets so weird it starts to border on Deranged Animation.
  • YMMV.Jill Of The Jungle: At the end of the first episode, Jill turns into a phoenix and flies away to a mushroom grove that looks like it's on another planet.
  • YMMV.Keating The Musical: Both "Freaky" and "Heavens, Mr. Evans." Whilst referring to important parts of the politics of the time — Alexander Downer's leadership of the Liberals and Gareth Evans' and Cheryl Kernot's affair, respectively — neither of them affect the rest of the plot at all. Sounds like it could count, but doesn't have enough information for me to be certain.
  • YMMV.Knives And Skin: Halfway through the film everyone joins in a group cover of Naked Eyes' "Promises, promises". Including Carolyn's rotting corpse.
  • YMMV.Le Fantabulous Game: Most of the Fantabula and the strip club in Castle du Shamrock.
  • YMMV.Level 30 Psychiatry: Gardevoir interviews an Alakazam with the 5 cent Psychiatry Booth (and attitude) of Lucy Van Pelt. The Rant says that the Alakazam is insane.
  • YMMV.Next Gen: The escape scene in the sewer. Shot in slo-mo reverse for no reason, before playing forwards and at regular speed.
  • YMMV.The Timid Toreador: The opening gag with the lady and the long johns coming to life. Note: This is a page that got cut. This example was all that was on it.
  • YMMV.The Ultimate Enemy: Prior to Dark Danny appearing on screen, Fright Knight shows up and reveals he is now working for Dark Danny. After Valerie escapes Fight Knight, he doesn't appear for the rest of the movie and isn't even mentioned. I don't remember enough to know if the context makes sense here or not. Probably not, but it doesn't tell me either way.
  • YMMV.Vox Makers: The Ermite Moderne discovered a pirate NES port of the SNES version of Aladdin where Aladdin had been replaced by Popeye. Cut to his head rotating in the middle of a space vortex while "Can you feel the sunshine?" plays in the background. Not enough information to tell.
  • YMMV.Foxcatcher: When Mark introduces John Du Pont to his brother's family, he gets annoyed at Nancy for not getting off the bed to shake Du Pont's hand. He has a little argument with her out of nowhere and then storms out. The "episode" is never mentioned again, and even when Dave follows Mark out of the room he doesn't say anything about it and instead helps Mark with preparing for his next match. Sounds like it might count, but I can't tell if it makes sense in context or not.
  • YMMV.JCVD: Two of them. One is a very moving monologue involving JCVD taking a moment to speak to God, which may or may not have been in his head (though JCVD's chair rising up to the ceiling probably was). The other sees the least likable robber speaking less and less coherently right after being shot in the forehead. While not completely impossible to happen according to some interesting cases in neurology's history, it looks just plain bizarre and adds nothing to the film's course. Not enough is explained about these moments for me to feel confident sorting this.
  • YMMV.Kanon: The sex scenes in the original game suffer from this. They happen and then they're never mentioned again (beyond the screen immediately afterwards), even if the follow-up scene would warrant a mention. Particularly glaring in Shiori's and Ayu's scenarios, where one of the characters reminisces about everything they've done together and mentions everything except the sex. Makes it kind of easy to make the clean version, huh? Nothing about the tone or context of the work is really referenced here. The scenes might count, but I can't really tell for sure.
  • YMMV.Pan: Viewers may wonder if something is wrong with their ears when they hear the pirates singing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as Peter enters Neverland. It's a deliberate Anachronism Stew, because Neverland is outside of normal time and space. Seems like an example, though it may break the "not making sense in context" rule.
  • YMMV.Paradigm: The forbidden mouse hole.



Correct: 30.38%

Not Unexpected: 6.33%

Impacts the Story: 10.13%

Breaks Multiple Rules: 3.8%

Other Misuse: 11.39%

Unclear: 36.7%


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