When an existing song is used in a movie or show
My favorite needle drop is Day-O in Beetlejuice. It makes me laugh every time.
|Jump the shark||To decrease in quality|
|Nuked the fridge||A movie series drastically decreased in quality|
|Dramedy||Dramatic and comedic movie|
|Binge-watch||To view many episodes or movies in a row|
|Schmuck bait||A ludicrous tease for a show plot|
|Show hole||Sadness after finishing a great show|
|Netflix cheating||Watching future episodes of a favorite Netflix show without your partner|
If you're a fan of James Gunn or Edgar Wright, you likely love needle drops. This is when a pre-existing song plays in a movie or show - either as background music or in-scene music.
A (very, very incomplete) list of notable needle drops includes when:
If hearing those songs makes you think of the scene(s) they have played over, then the needle drop has done its job.