I’m one of those people who hates singing in the middle of a perfectly good show or movie. Disney movies send me running for cover, musicals make me cringe - and if characters start singing in the middle of a television show, I change the channel with lightning-fast speed. Even that Simpsons all-singing episode, my husband knows now to simply skip if we’re watching it on DVD. I hate it.
There are extremely rare exceptions where I will tolerate it - Christmas episodes, for example, maybe, if I’m in the mood. But there is one time and one time only that, not only do I tolerate it, I smile and bop along to it. Unheard of! Unspeakable! Unbelievable!
I speak, of course, of the Futurama episode Hell is Other Robots. While Bender’s sentiments in that episode echo my own normally (“Aw, crap, singing. Mind if I smoke?”), I just love that Robot Devil! What a great tune! What an awesome song! Damn that devil and his catchy little ditty! I must turning all hippy or something. Ugh.
So, what’s your exception to the “oh good god they’re going to sing” rule? If you feel the same way about it as I do, that is…