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28th Jun '16 10:12:13 AM talewind
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* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' held a contest for fans to get their colleges mentioned in the show. The winner, Brigham Young University, was briefly featured in season six episode "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat". The cameo quickly got flak from BYU fans, however--said feature was on a couple of bar patrons' t-shirts. BYU is a private school owned by [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]], which is known for teaching abstinence from alcoholic beverages; such abstinence is also required as part of BYU's honor code.
27th Jun '16 3:21:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DisneyAdventures'' had a contest where readers submitted their best original villains. The winning villains would be part of a special comic printed in the magazine. The grand prize winner's villain was a guy who always entered ''Disney Adventures'' contests but never won. Since he lived in New Jersey, and ''Disney Adventures'' was published in New York City at that time, they had him come in and play his villain himself (the comic involved [[RogerRabbitEffect live action photos of the DA staff fighting against the (animated) winning villains]]).

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* ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' had a contest where readers submitted their best original villains. The winning villains would be part of a special comic printed in the magazine. The grand prize winner's villain was a guy who always entered ''Disney Adventures'' contests but never won. Since he lived in New Jersey, and ''Disney Adventures'' was published in New York City at that time, they had him come in and play his villain himself (the comic involved [[RogerRabbitEffect live action photos of the DA staff fighting against the (animated) winning villains]]).
24th Jun '16 8:30:59 PM nombretomado
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** Similarly, FourKidsEntertainment ran a contest on [=4KidsTV=] promising the winner a voice role in one of their shows. It's unknown who the winner was, who they voiced, or what show they were cast in.

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** Similarly, FourKidsEntertainment Creator/FourKidsEntertainment ran a contest on [=4KidsTV=] promising the winner a voice role in one of their shows. It's unknown who the winner was, who they voiced, or what show they were cast in.
20th Jun '16 1:22:25 PM gewunomox
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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' did this twice. The first time, the contest winner had his spleen ripped out by John Tesh after he requested it, feeling that it would be an honor. The second time, the contest winner's soul was sold to the Devil by the hosts in exchange for the BackstreetBoys and *Music/{{NSYNC}}, who fans had requested to fight each other (both having been killed in previous matches -- the Backstreet Boys by the BeastieBoys, and *NSYNC by Music/{{KISS}}).

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' did this twice. The first time, the contest winner had his spleen ripped out by John Tesh after he requested it, feeling that it would be an honor. The second time, the contest winner's soul was sold to the Devil by the hosts in exchange for the BackstreetBoys Music/BackstreetBoys and *Music/{{NSYNC}}, who fans had requested to fight each other (both having been killed in previous matches -- the Backstreet Boys by the BeastieBoys, Music/BeastieBoys, and *NSYNC by Music/{{KISS}}).
19th Jun '16 2:12:58 PM nombretomado
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* Used in the first book of TheThrawnTrilogy. Two fans won a charity auction to get their names in the book; whether or not the second one lived or died was up to the first fan. So after [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cris_Pieterson Cris Pieterson's]] tractor beam failed due to a trick of Luke Skywalker's, he tried to pin the blame on his superior officer, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Colclazure Colclazure]]. Thrawn had Pieterson [[YouHaveFailedMe killed]] for borderline insubordination, failure to adapt, and as a lesson in the difference between mere errors and worse mistakes. Colclazure was merely reprimanded. It's likely that one of the two would have died either way - this was one of Thrawn's important character moments.

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* Used in the first book of TheThrawnTrilogy.Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy. Two fans won a charity auction to get their names in the book; whether or not the second one lived or died was up to the first fan. So after [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cris_Pieterson Cris Pieterson's]] tractor beam failed due to a trick of Luke Skywalker's, he tried to pin the blame on his superior officer, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Colclazure Colclazure]]. Thrawn had Pieterson [[YouHaveFailedMe killed]] for borderline insubordination, failure to adapt, and as a lesson in the difference between mere errors and worse mistakes. Colclazure was merely reprimanded. It's likely that one of the two would have died either way - this was one of Thrawn's important character moments.
10th Jun '16 10:10:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Sole Survivor'' by DeanKoontz the character of Barbara Christman was named after a competition winner. The real Barbara had hoped to be portrayed as a psychotic killer, but instead was written as a flight crash investigator.

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* In ''Sole Survivor'' by DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz the character of Barbara Christman was named after a competition winner. The real Barbara had hoped to be portrayed as a psychotic killer, but instead was written as a flight crash investigator.



* MatthewReilly auctions character names, ranging from a [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]] role spanning a trilogy to a spy killed (by jet engine) in his only scene.

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* MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly auctions character names, ranging from a [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]] role spanning a trilogy to a spy killed (by jet engine) in his only scene.
14th May '16 10:43:31 PM nombretomado
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** A similar offer for ''MadMen'' went by without any problems.

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** A similar offer for ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' went by without any problems.
10th May '16 1:49:25 PM MockFerret
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* Dougie Barr, a major character in [[Creator/AnnCleeves Ann Cleeves']] [[{{Series/Shetland}} Shetland]] novel ''Blue Lightning'' was named for a chairty auction winner. The character shares his namesake's love of [[{{UsefulNotes/Scotland}} Irn Bru.]]

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* Dougie Barr, a major character in [[Creator/AnnCleeves Ann Cleeves']] [[{{Series/Shetland}} Shetland]] novel ''Blue Lightning'' was named for a chairty charity auction winner. The character shares his namesake's love of [[{{UsefulNotes/Scotland}} Irn Bru.]]
10th May '16 1:48:18 PM MockFerret
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* Dougie Barr, a major character in [[Creator/AnnCleeves Ann Cleeves']] [[{{Series/Shetland}} Shetland]] novel ''Blue Lightning'' was named for a chairty auction winner. The character shares his namesake's love of [[{{UsefulNotes/Scotland}} Irn Bru.]]
30th Mar '16 10:48:58 PM NegiSpongie
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* The authors of ''Fanfic/TimeFixersNicktoonsOfTheFuture'' had a contest and the winner would have their [=OC=] make a cameo. The winner's [=OC=] appeared in the episode "Turnageddon" and had a few lines where he conversed with Tommy.
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