Sad Trombone (also known as Wah-wah-waaaaah and other similar titles) is a brass sound effect, commonly playing in nearly all kinds of media that have audio in various less-than-serious situations - when something goes wrong. It is speculated in a forum to have originated in vaudeville.
The VGMPF took the name from Wiktionary.
Generally 4 notes, each down one semitone and at the same duration.
Road Runner (ARC)
Plays if the Road Runner gets caught by Wild Coyote.
Road Runner (C64)
Bop'n Rumble (C64)
Road Runner (NES)
Plays when the Road Runner gets caught by Wild Coyote.
According to Anderson, the tempo of his NES music was decided by the game's programmer(s). The internal name is DEATH.T.
3D Frog Man (W32)