Movie/TV show with Petula Clark's Downtown
March 27, 2010 7:32 AM   Subscribe

A friend of mine is being driven crazy by a half-memory of a horror movie or TV show that had the song "Downtown" (Petula Clark's version) in a pivotal scene in it. Does anyone remember this? Not Little Shop of Horrors, though.
posted by Meep! Eek! to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Not really horror, but maybe "Short Circuit 2"?
posted by greatgefilte at 7:38 AM on March 27, 2010

You could work through this list - it's not exact, but might ring a bell for him.
posted by davey_darling at 7:40 AM on March 27, 2010 [2 favorites]

Girl, Interrupted
posted by dfriedman at 7:43 AM on March 27, 2010

@davey_darling - Don't know if it's on that list, but thanks for cluing me into the fact that you can search for a piece of music on IMDB. That will come in handy. :)
posted by Meep! Eek! at 7:47 AM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

The third season of Lost has that song playing in the first episode (A Tale of Two Cities) in the scene right before the plane breaks up. Not sure if that's what your friend might be thinking of, but here's a link:
posted by miratime at 7:55 AM on March 27, 2010 [2 favorites]

The two uses I can recall were in ‘Girl, Interrupted’ and in Arrested Development, when Lucille 'goes downtown' to get Buster discharged from the marines (or something like that).
posted by jaffacakerhubarb at 8:04 AM on March 27, 2010

I came in here to mention LOST as well. Watching this episode actually caused my sister to buy this song off of the iTunes Music Store, a fact about which I tease her incessantly.
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:52 AM on March 27, 2010

posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 10:20 AM on March 27, 2010

Waydowntown? Not really horror, but definitely surreal.
posted by bill the tinman at 11:42 AM on March 27, 2010

You can find a list of at least some of the movies and television shows that is has played in here.
posted by Evangeline at 11:51 AM on March 27, 2010

Lost in Austen?
posted by mollywas at 2:20 PM on March 27, 2010

Since you specified that it was a horror movie or TV show (a horror TV show? or just any TV show?), I just want to point out that one of the movies on the list I linked to is "Jaws II"
posted by Evangeline at 2:38 PM on March 27, 2010

This is played as background music in Fargo . . in the scene at the buffet, when Margie decides to go to Minneapolis (?).
posted by duckus at 3:25 PM on March 27, 2010

I think it was used in an episode of "Night Visions" on Fox a few years ago. Lou Diamond Phillips played a DJ and I think this was one of the songs used.
posted by OolooKitty at 3:53 PM on March 27, 2010

It's totally Short Circuit 2.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:28 PM on March 27, 2010

Could it have been the diner scene in Thirty-twoShort Films About Glenn Gould?
posted by albrecht at 7:34 PM on March 27, 2010

My vote is also for Lost. The song was used throughout season 3 in dramatic scenes involving the character Juliet (including the opening scene of the season linked to above). It was in my head for weeks when I re-watched that season on DVD.
posted by hiteleven at 9:07 PM on March 27, 2010

My friend thanks you all for all your help. Apparently it ~was~ a Night Visions episode.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 9:24 PM on March 27, 2010

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