zany or eccentric or screwball

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Definition: Madcap or screwball. Either in a singing and dancing musical or in the category “other” for scenes of comic and absurd involving music or dance. Includes some scenes with animals (real or fake).

Example: Screwball dance routine in Broadway Melody Of 1940); Marx Brothers; “Make ‘Em Laugh” (Singin’ In The Rain); “Be a Clown” (The Pirate)