History Main / AudienceParticipationFailure

28th May '18 6:57:48 PM PaulA
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* The first stage performance of ''Literature/PeterPan'' had [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything a contingency plan]] for this. If the audience hadn't clapped when it was time to save Tinkerbell, the orchestra would have done it. Fortunately, this wasn't necessary.

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* The first stage performance of ''Literature/PeterPan'' ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1904}}'' had [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything a contingency plan]] for this. If the audience hadn't clapped when it was time to save Tinkerbell, the orchestra would have done it. Fortunately, this wasn't necessary.
22nd Apr '18 7:26:30 PM ironballs16
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** Silence is bad, and indicates a bored crowd.
** Intentionally incorrect chants are worse, and indicate an angry audience. Chanting for a popular but not present wrestler is bad, deceased wrestlers are worse, the announce team is worse than that, and then there's chanting for a ''different promotion'' (such as "[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} T-N-A]]" at a [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} event). There's even been chants for something completely unrelated to wrestling, such as Taber Corn and the ice cream man.

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** [[EightDeadlyWords Silence is bad, bad]], and indicates a bored crowd.
** Intentionally incorrect chants are worse, and indicate an angry audience. Chanting for a popular but not present wrestler is bad, deceased wrestlers are worse, the announce team is worse than that, and then there's chanting for a ''different promotion'' (such as "[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} T-N-A]]" at a [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Wrestling/{{WWE}} event). There's even been chants for something completely unrelated to wrestling, such as Taber Corn and the ice cream man.
22nd Apr '18 6:42:08 PM ironballs16
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic has a contingency for this on "Dare to Be Stupid". At the "I can't hear you!" part, he expects the audience to shout back "Dare to be stupid"...and if they don't do it loud enough, he'll [[OverlyLongGag keep saying "I can't hear you!" until they do]]. You'll know when he's happy with it when, as in the album version, he yells, "Okay, I can hear you now!"

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic has a contingency for this on "Dare to Be Stupid". At the "I can't hear you!" part, [[https://youtu.be/Q9YRgaVomZ4 he expects the audience to shout back back]] "Dare to be stupid"...and if they don't do it loud enough, he'll [[OverlyLongGag keep saying "I can't hear you!" until they do]]. You'll know when he's happy with it when, as in the album version, he yells, "Okay, I can hear you now!"
22nd Apr '18 6:37:02 PM ironballs16
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* As a joke, Music/BillBailey often gets the audience to sing along to "La Bamba". Needless to say, it dissolves into gibberish quite quickly.

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* As a joke, Music/BillBailey often gets the audience to sing along to "La Bamba". Needless to say, [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign it dissolves into gibberish quite quickly.quickly]].
22nd Apr '18 6:32:05 PM ironballs16
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* At one point during the filming of ''Film/AKnightsTale'', the Czech extras hired to play a crowd watching a knightly tournament (very few of whom actually understood English) were supposed to cheer wildly when Creator/HeathLedger, playing the titular knight, defeated his opponent in a tournament. But, as most of them didn't understand English, the crowd hadn't actually understood their instructions, and when the fight was over they stood there silently for almost a minute, staring at each other in confusion. When actor Mark Addy, playing one of Ledger's cronies, abruptly broke into wild cheering, the crowd finally got it and began to cheer as well. Director Brian Helgeland thought this was so funny he actually kept it in the film and reshot some sequences before and after to make their reaction more appropriate to the story.

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* At one point during the filming of ''Film/AKnightsTale'', the Czech extras hired to play a crowd watching a knightly tournament (very few of whom actually understood English) were supposed to cheer wildly when Creator/HeathLedger, playing the titular knight, defeated his opponent in a tournament. But, as most of them didn't understand English, the crowd hadn't actually understood their instructions, and when the fight was over they stood there silently for almost a minute, staring at each other in confusion. When actor Mark Addy, playing one of Ledger's cronies, abruptly broke into wild cheering, the crowd finally got it and began to cheer as well. Director Brian Helgeland thought this was so funny he [[ThrowItIn actually kept it in the film film]] and reshot some sequences before and after to make their reaction more appropriate to the story.
30th Dec '17 12:33:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Occurred during the filming of ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' in the Main/ProWrestling scene between Creator/AndyKaufman (played by Creator/JimCarrey) and Wrestling/JerryLawler (playing himself). In the storyline of the film, Lawler was the over-the-top super-popular Main/{{Face}} character, while Kaufman was the obnoxious Main/{{Heel}}. However, the extras present in the auditorium, most of whom were not Pro Wrestling fans, didn't know that. They had never heard of Jerry Lawler, but did recognize and like Jim Carrey, so they kept cheering Carrey-as-Kaufman and booing Lawler. The director of the film had to give them very specific instructions as to who to boo and who to cheer.

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* Occurred during the filming of ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' in the Main/ProWrestling scene between Creator/AndyKaufman (played by Creator/JimCarrey) and Wrestling/JerryLawler (playing himself).([[AsHimself playing himself]]). In the storyline of the film, Lawler was the over-the-top super-popular Main/{{Face}} character, while Kaufman was the obnoxious Main/{{Heel}}. However, the extras present in the auditorium, most of whom were not Pro Wrestling fans, didn't know that. They had never heard of Jerry Lawler, but did recognize and like Jim Carrey, so they kept cheering Carrey-as-Kaufman and booing Lawler. The director of the film had to give them very specific instructions as to who to boo and who to cheer.



** This is actually a common trope in wrestling when a face fails to get over with the crowd (i.e. John Cena) or a heel does (Attitude Era Stone Cold or the Rock). It can be worse when the commentators are required to stick to a script instead of being allowed to improvise (this was particularly bad at the 1990 Survivor Series when the crowd very loudly booed the introduction of the Gobbledy Gooker and Gorilla Monsoon went on about how the crowd loved him).
* Pro wrestling has a unique relationship with its audience; the crowd is a character in its own right, but one that hasn't been shown the script and is free to improv its own lines at will. A lot of things that would qualify anywhere else booing, refusing to participate, trying to derail the performer with abusive/mocking chants are signs that everything is working as intended (as the saying goes, it doesn't matter if they're cheering or booing, so long as they care). This has led audiences to develop a nuanced system of displaying ''actual'' dissatisfaction.

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** This is actually a common trope in wrestling when a face fails to get over with the crowd (i.e. John Cena) or a heel does (Attitude Era Stone Cold Wrestling/{{Stone Cold|SteveAustin}} or the Rock). Wrestling/TheRock). It can be worse when the commentators are required to stick to a script instead of being allowed to improvise (this was particularly bad at the 1990 Survivor Series when the crowd very loudly booed the introduction of the Gobbledy Gooker Wrestling/GobbledyGooker and Gorilla Monsoon Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon went on about how the crowd loved him).
* Pro wrestling has a unique relationship with its audience; the crowd is a character "character" in its own right, but one that hasn't been shown the script "script" and is free to improv its own lines at will. A lot of things that would qualify anywhere else booing, refusing to participate, trying to derail the performer with abusive/mocking chants are signs that everything is working as intended (as the saying goes, it doesn't matter if they're cheering or booing, so long as they care). This has led audiences to develop a nuanced system of displaying ''actual'' dissatisfaction.



** Intentionally incorrect chants are worse, and indicate an angry audience. Chanting for a popular but not present wrestler is bad, deceased wrestlers are worse, the announce team is worse than that, and then there's chanting for a ''different promotion'' (such as "T-N-A" at a WWE event). There's even been chants for something completely unrelated to wrestling, such as Taber Corn and the ice cream man.

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** Intentionally incorrect chants are worse, and indicate an angry audience. Chanting for a popular but not present wrestler is bad, deceased wrestlers are worse, the announce team is worse than that, and then there's chanting for a ''different promotion'' (such as "T-N-A" "[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} T-N-A]]" at a WWE [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} event). There's even been chants for something completely unrelated to wrestling, such as Taber Corn and the ice cream man.
30th Aug '17 6:25:18 PM ZerroDefex
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* During live recordings microphones often have to be aimed at the audience in order to properly capture the crowd noise on the recording, if not done properly it can give the impression that the audience didn't participate even when they actually did as they are hardly audible in the final mix.
10th May '17 1:10:39 PM MrItty
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* Occurred during the filming of ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' in the Main/ProWrestling scene between Creator/AndyKaufman (played by Creator/JimCarrey) and Wrestling/JerryLawler (playing himself). In the storyline of the film, Lawler was the over-the-top super-popular Main/{{Face}} character, while Kaufman was the obnoxious Main/{{Heel}}. However, the extras present in the auditorium, most of whom were not Pro Wrestling fans, didn't know that. They had never heard of Jerry Lawler, but did recognize and like Jim Carrey, so they kept cheering Carrey-as-Kaufman and booing Lawler. The director of the film had to give them very specific instructions as to who to boo and who to cheer.
6th May '17 4:18:29 PM DaibhidC
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* Intentionally done with the "What do points mean?" gag on ''Series/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', in which the chairman either has a ridiculously long definition, or replaces the question with a ''different'' call-and-response catchphrase. Originally, this lead to total confusion, with the audience not sure what they were supposed to shout and laughing too much at their shared uncertainty to do so anyway. At some point, however, the audiences decided they were just going to shout out "PRIZES!" regardless.
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