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17th Dec '16 11:54:44 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''

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* A common theme in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
14th Dec '16 3:10:31 AM DoctorNemesis
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A variation is when the characters don't necessarily mind being famous so much; it's what they're famous ''for'' -- i.e. something they're embarrassed or ashamed of -- which is the problem.

Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks.

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A variation is when the characters don't necessarily mind being famous so much; it's what they're famous ''for'' -- i.e. [[OldShame something they're embarrassed or ashamed of of]] -- which is the problem.

Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks.
sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged brings with it its own problems.
29th Oct '16 10:48:29 AM KingLyger
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* Music/{{Metallica}}'s song "Moth Into Flame" says that fame is fleeting, and that music stars will quickly get replaced.
-->Sold your soul, built a higher wall\\
Yesterday, now you’re thrown away\\
Same rise and fall! Who cares at all?\\
Seduced by fame, a moth into the flame
25th Oct '16 9:23:38 AM thekeyofe
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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.

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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered by Music/{{Metallica}} is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
30th Sep '16 8:05:28 AM thekeyofe
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* Adam Duritz of CountingCrows struggled with the fame brought on by their hit album "August and Everything After". Many of the songs on their next album "Recovering the Satellites" have lyrics dealing with this.
29th Sep '16 1:09:07 PM thekeyofe
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.

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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.
29th Sep '16 1:07:47 PM thekeyofe
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* [[Music/KanyeWest "I used to want this thing forever, y'all can have it back."]]

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* [[Music/KanyeWest Music/KanyeWest: "I used to want this thing forever, y'all can have it back."]]"


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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.
10th Sep '16 3:11:27 PM Premonition45
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** Parodied towards the end of "Homerpalooza", when Homer becomes famous as a carnival freak who withstands cannonballs to his stomach, but is urged to stop by [[RuleOfFunny a veternarian]] because it's damaging his body. During his final show, Homer dodges the cannonball, losing his fans.
-->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.

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** Parodied towards the end of "Homerpalooza", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E24Homerpalooza Homerpalooza]]", when Homer becomes famous as a carnival freak who withstands cannonballs to his stomach, but is urged to stop by [[RuleOfFunny a veternarian]] because it's damaging his body. During his final show, Homer dodges the cannonball, losing his fans.
-->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/SmashingPumpkins [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.



** In an early Treehouse of Horror, the Simpsons use a monkey's paw to wish for fame and fortune. Everybody knows who they are, but are [[SelfDeprecation sick of them]].

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** In an early Treehouse the "Treehouse of Horror, Horror II" story "Lisa's Nightmare", the Simpsons use a monkey's paw to wish for fame and fortune. Everybody knows who they are, but are [[SelfDeprecation but are sick of them]].


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** Happens to Milhouse Van Houten in "Radioactive Man". He didn't really want to be Fallout Boy in the first place and simply got forced into it. As the episode goes on, Milhouse is just further and further disillusioned no matter how much Bart or anyone else tries to spin being a celebrity to him.
5th Sep '16 2:56:12 PM Wikipetzi
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** In "That '90s Show", Homer tells about the time he became famous as the leader of the grunge band Sadgasm:
-->'''Homer:''' I had finally realized every rock star's dream: hating being famous.
16th Jul '16 1:50:39 PM Redmujin
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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools.

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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools. When she does work in the public eye, it's in low-key independent productions (for example, she is the voice of The Faceless Old Woman Who Lives In Your House in ''PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale'' ) or writing for online platforms like Cracked.com.
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