10 Movie Scenes Everyone Skips

3. "Cheer Up, Charlie" - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory may be an undeniable classic, but there's also a single musical number that sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest - "Cheer Up, Charlie."

As Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) laments not getting a golden ticket, his mother (Diana Sowle) attempts to raise his spirits by singing a song imploring him to keep his chin up.

Though Diana Lee's velvety vocals are actually pretty decent here, the song as a whole is a bit of a slog, lacking the catchiness or energy of the film's better licks, and so in turn proving extremely unlikely to cheer anyone up, let alone poor Charlie.

It's the quintessential cue to go to the toilet, grab a snack, or if you've already done both, skip forward about three minutes to when the story starts moving again.


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