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22nd Sep '16 12:55:21 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has this happen - to fool a knight into thinking Rose and Sorey are married. ''[[AmbigiouslyGay Sorey]]'' of all people. Sorey is the worst by far, though Rose isn't much better. But at least she doesn't need to be ''puppeted'' by the [[InvisibleToNormals Seraphim]]. And yet, the knight buys ''that'' [[spoiler: despite already realizing they were lying before that]]. Mikleo looks halfway to banging his head against the nearest hard surface, it's that bad.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has this happen - to fool a knight into thinking Rose and Sorey are married. ''[[AmbigiouslyGay ''[[AmbiguouslyGay Sorey]]'' of all people. Sorey is the worst by far, though Rose isn't much better. But at least she doesn't need to be ''puppeted'' by the [[InvisibleToNormals Seraphim]]. And yet, the knight buys ''that'' [[spoiler: despite already realizing they were lying before that]]. Mikleo looks halfway to banging his head against the nearest hard surface, it's that bad.
22nd Sep '16 12:54:26 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has this happen - to fool a knight into thinking Rose and Sorey are married. ''[[AmbigiouslyGay Sorey]]'' of all people. Sorey is the worst by far, though Rose isn't much better. But at least she doesn't need to be ''puppeted'' by the [[InvisibleToNormals Seraphim]]. And yet, the knight buys ''that'' [[spoiler: despite already realizing they were lying before that]]. Mikleo looks halfway to banging his head against the nearest hard surface, it's that bad.
16th Sep '16 5:51:43 AM JudgeSpear
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Also like HollywoodToneDeaf, in that professional actors can, well, ''act''. If they ''aren't'' very good at their job, you wouldn't be able to tell if they were sucking on purpose for the ShowWithinAShow. Those that are good at acting typically couldn't mimic a poor actor, and even then, just like above, it'd be hard to tell if the actor was trying to fail -- though it's something like common wisdom that only someone who's ''very'' good at something can be ''deliberately'' bad at something. Also, as per RuleOfFunny, genuinely poor acting isn't amusing -- or at least not as amusing as Bad Bad Acting. Impersonations done in Bad Bad Acting tend to involve HughMann, ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud and MostDefinitelyNotAVillain.

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Also like HollywoodToneDeaf, in that professional actors can, well, ''act''. If they ''aren't'' very good at their job, you wouldn't be able to tell if they were sucking on purpose for the ShowWithinAShow. Those that are good at acting typically couldn't mimic a poor actor, and even then, just like above, it'd be hard to tell if the actor was trying to fail -- though it's something like common wisdom that only someone who's ''very'' good at something can be ''deliberately'' bad at something. Also, as per RuleOfFunny, genuinely poor acting isn't amusing -- or at least not as amusing as Bad Bad Acting. "Bad Acting". Impersonations done in Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" tend to involve HughMann, ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud and MostDefinitelyNotAVillain.



* In ''Film/DunstonChecksIn'', a maid's boss's boss wants her fired, but her boss likes her and knows his boss will never remember the incident when he shows up again next year, so for the meantime the maid is on two weeks paid vacation. The joke is supposed to be that she's trying to seem sad in front of her boss's boss but is actually happy to be on vacation and is bad at acting. Interestingly enough, the actress seems to have been ''trying'' for Bad Bad Acting as a way of making the joke clear to the audience. What came out was more like bad bad bad acting.

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* In ''Film/DunstonChecksIn'', a maid's boss's boss wants her fired, but her boss likes her and knows his boss will never remember the incident when he shows up again next year, so for the meantime the maid is on two weeks paid vacation. The joke is supposed to be that she's trying to seem sad in front of her boss's boss but is actually happy to be on vacation and is bad at acting. Interestingly enough, the actress seems to have been ''trying'' for Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" as a way of making the joke clear to the audience. What came out was more like bad bad bad acting."bad 'bad acting'".



** An older ''SNL'' sketch, "Goth Talk" was more or less Bad Bad Acting of the [[LargeHam hammy]] variety. The two black-shrouded hosts, Stephanie and Todd (aka [[DarknessVonGothickname Circe Nightshade and Azrael Abyss]]), as well as all of their guests, tried to be ludicrously morbid, gothic and emotional, even when referencing very modern, pedestrian things. The fact that they essentially broke character every few sentences did not help.

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** An older ''SNL'' sketch, "Goth Talk" was more or less Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" of the [[LargeHam hammy]] variety. The two black-shrouded hosts, Stephanie and Todd (aka [[DarknessVonGothickname Circe Nightshade and Azrael Abyss]]), as well as all of their guests, tried to be ludicrously morbid, gothic and emotional, even when referencing very modern, pedestrian things. The fact that they essentially broke character every few sentences did not help.



** Bad Bad Acting is a staple of KYTV's "Brazilian soap opera, ''Ole!'', translated and dubbed by KYTV," where the "Brazillian" actors play with exaggerated melodrama, while the voice-over actors read their lines in a dull, monotone way, regularly missing their cues, reading the wrong lines and mispronouncing words.

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** Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" is a staple of KYTV's "Brazilian soap opera, ''Ole!'', translated and dubbed by KYTV," where the "Brazillian" actors play with exaggerated melodrama, while the voice-over actors read their lines in a dull, monotone way, regularly missing their cues, reading the wrong lines and mispronouncing words.



** Joey is quite the bad bad actor at times, varying from stilted delivery, to SoapOpera melodrama, to ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud. Also, his attempts to imitate foreign accents are terrible.

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** Joey is quite the bad bad actor "bad actor" at times, varying from stilted delivery, to SoapOpera melodrama, to ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud. Also, his attempts to imitate foreign accents are terrible.



* The ''Series/MythBusters'' sometimes do StylisticSuck videos that illustrate a myth that they're doing. When they do this, the acting is either over-the-top or oddly stilted. While this is somewhat justified by the fact that none of them (with the possible exception of Adam) are professional actors, it still manages to be SoBadItsGood in the ''exact'' way Bad Bad Acting generally is.

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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' sometimes do StylisticSuck videos that illustrate a myth that they're doing. When they do this, the acting is either over-the-top or oddly stilted. While this is somewhat justified by the fact that none of them (with the possible exception of Adam) are professional actors, it still manages to be SoBadItsGood in the ''exact'' way Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" generally is.



** The tutorial of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' is full of Bad Bad Acting, with Strong Sad and Bubs reading their lines with all the pathos of a plank of wood, occasionally broken up with complaints about the awful, awful script.

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** The tutorial of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' is full of Bad Bad Acting, "Bad Acting", with Strong Sad and Bubs reading their lines with all the pathos of a plank of wood, occasionally broken up with complaints about the awful, awful script.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The DVD". In the episode Gumball and Darwin try to produce their own version of "Alligators on a Train" to replace the one they destroyed. Obviously, the end result had hilariously Bad Bad Acting and did not fool anybody.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The DVD". In the episode Gumball and Darwin try to produce their own version of "Alligators on a Train" to replace the one they destroyed. Obviously, the end result had hilariously Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" and did not fool anybody.



** Also frequent in the ShowWithinAShow ''[[SoapWithinAShow All My Circuits]]'', though Calculon is more of a LargeHam. Played straight when Zoidberg's uncle directs a movie, which also includes Bad Bad Directing. Robot Devil gave Calculon [[PunctuatedForEmphasis UNHOLY! ACTING! TALENT!]] Which, of course, he'd soon live to regret.

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** Also frequent in the ShowWithinAShow ''[[SoapWithinAShow All My Circuits]]'', though Calculon is more of a LargeHam. Played straight when Zoidberg's uncle directs a movie, which also includes Bad Bad Directing."Bad Directing". Robot Devil gave Calculon [[PunctuatedForEmphasis UNHOLY! ACTING! TALENT!]] Which, of course, he'd soon live to regret.



* Mordecai and Rigby win a spot on a TV series in episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' "Carter and Briggs". Mordecai's Bad Bad Acting goes so deep his voice even cracks during his line. Unlike other examples of the trope, this really ''was'' bad acting, as the rest of the cast spares their feelings when they ask for feedback by hastily evacuating the room.

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* Mordecai and Rigby win a spot on a TV series in episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' "Carter and Briggs". Mordecai's Bad Bad Acting "Bad Acting" goes so deep his voice even cracks during his line. Unlike other examples of the trope, this really ''was'' bad acting, as the rest of the cast spares their feelings when they ask for feedback by hastily evacuating the room.
24th Jul '16 11:12:47 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** The anime only play of ''Cinderella'' done by Toya's school features him doing this ''[[CrossCastRole as Cinderella]]''. One can assume he really, '''really'' is not happy to be in this role, since everyone else does at least reasonably well.
22nd Jul '16 8:36:40 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* A few of shows on ''Creator/AdultSwim'' have this such as ''Decker: Unclassified'', which stars a C.I.A. agent who constantly underacts and flubs his lines.
20th Jul '16 5:13:22 PM nombretomado
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* Early episodes of the BBC radio comedy ''TheBurkissWay'' opened with "unsolicited testimonials from satisfied customers" in which people would explain how the titular correspondence course had changed their lives. These were often delivered with reading-off-the-cue-cards stiltedness; The female customers (all played by Denise Coffey) would always end by asking "Was that all right?", but the worst example is an illiterate man explaining how the course taught him to read:

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* Early episodes of the BBC radio comedy ''TheBurkissWay'' ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' opened with "unsolicited testimonials from satisfied customers" in which people would explain how the titular correspondence course had changed their lives. These were often delivered with reading-off-the-cue-cards stiltedness; The female customers (all played by Denise Coffey) would always end by asking "Was that all right?", but the worst example is an illiterate man explaining how the course taught him to read:
17th Jun '16 5:19:10 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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This often happens when characters are forced to reenact a specific event in hopes that it will have the same consequences. Often afflicts school rooms around the world where teachers have students read lines aloud, with the students not caring for the actual tone of the piece at all. What can almost be considered a trope in its own right is to attempt to homage Creator/WilliamShatner with strangely.. placed.. staccato pauses and.. random jumps ''in'' pitch. Another popularly used example is if the characters are attempting to fool a third party by acting as if they are having a conversation or argument. Usually the third party doesn't pick up on this.

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This often happens when characters are forced to reenact a specific event in hopes that it will have the same consequences. Often afflicts school rooms around the world where teachers have students read lines aloud, with the students not caring for the actual tone of the piece at all. What can almost be considered a trope in its own right is to attempt to homage Creator/WilliamShatner with strangely.. placed.. strangely... placed... staccato pauses and..and... random jumps ''in'' pitch. Another popularly used example is if the characters are attempting to fool a third party by acting as if they are having a conversation or argument. Usually the third party doesn't pick up on this.
16th Jun '16 8:30:59 PM nombretomado
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* Usually in ''That70sShow'', the actors will indulge in this trope, especially prevalent in a parody of the cult film ''Film/ReeferMadness'' and a short about the future.

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* Usually in ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', the actors will indulge in this trope, especially prevalent in a parody of the cult film ''Film/ReeferMadness'' and a short about the future.
12th Jun '16 2:05:07 PM LinTaylor
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had an episode that revealed Stan is such a horrendous actor that he can't even pretend to be a waiter convincingly (When he offers the diners water, he does so in a stiff and clearly nervous manner that prompts them to respond "What was that? It was like you were offering me water, but I just didn't believe it."). Director Bullock refuses to let Stan go on any more sting operations because his acting [[EpicFail turns them into violent shoot-outs]], so he ends up taking acting lessons from Roger.
11th Jun '16 10:33:52 PM PaulA
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* Margo's performance in ''The Sound of Music'' on ''GoodNeighbors''. Among other issues, she at one point starts singing "Mack the Knife".

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* Margo's performance in ''The Sound of Music'' on ''GoodNeighbors''.''Series/TheGoodLife''. Among other issues, she at one point starts singing "Mack the Knife".
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