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Music by Léo Delibes
Date 1876
Source Sylvia (ballet)

"Pizzicato," also listed as "Pizzicati," is the popular term for a specific passage from Léo Delibes' ballet Sylvia. It comes during the third act and the music (with individual notes carefully spaced out) is suggestive of foot movements or tip-toeing. As a result, it has been widely sampled, from comedy shows to cartoons.

It was used in episode 112 of The Muppet Show, as the Balloon-Head Conductor leads his balloon orchestra into popping in time.

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