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11th Jun '17 11:56:07 AM nombretomado
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* [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] later works can be considered Cue Irony when one keeps in mind he was going ''deaf'' when he composed them [[OlderThanRadio in the early 1800s]]. To quote Creator/TerryPratchett, "Deafness doesn't prevent composers from hearing the music. It prevents them from hearing the distractions."

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* [[LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] later works can be considered Cue Irony when one keeps in mind he was going ''deaf'' when he composed them [[OlderThanRadio in the early 1800s]]. To quote Creator/TerryPratchett, "Deafness doesn't prevent composers from hearing the music. It prevents them from hearing the distractions."
14th May '17 1:24:33 PM Reymma
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* No matter your opinion on the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' dub, you can't fault initial lead voice actress Jessica Calvello for the effort she put into [[MotorMouth the title character]]; her doctor insisted she quit halfway through the show or risk permanent damage to her vocal chords.
** Any vocal coach could've told her on first listening how much damage she was inflicting on her voice. Grating her vocal cords as much as the listener's eardrums was what she felt to be a comedic choice. Whether or not you agree that she was as funny as she thought she was, original VA Mitsuishi Kotono's interpretation of the character demonstrated that vocal self-abuse wasn't necessary.
* In the same vein, one has to respect actor Creator/MattHill for his work as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s Kira Yamato; he actually had the show's vocal director kick him in the groin in order to ensure that his crying sounded authentic (and considering fans mock his counterpart Creator/SoichiroHoshi for sounding like "a dying horse" when Kira cries in the original Japanese...).
** Not to mention the fact that both Hill and Creator/SamuelVincent, who played Kira's best friend and partner Athrun Zala, have said at anime cons that they weren't happy with how ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' turned out.

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* %%* No matter your opinion on the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' dub, you can't fault initial lead voice actress Jessica Calvello for the effort she put into [[MotorMouth the title character]]; her doctor insisted she quit halfway through the show or risk permanent damage to her vocal chords.
** %%** Any vocal coach could've told her on first listening how much damage she was inflicting on her voice. Grating her vocal cords as much as the listener's eardrums was what she felt to be a comedic choice. Whether or not you agree that she was as funny as she thought she was, original VA Mitsuishi Kotono's interpretation of the character demonstrated that vocal self-abuse wasn't necessary.
* %%* In the same vein, one has to respect actor Creator/MattHill for his work as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s Kira Yamato; he actually had the show's vocal director kick him in the groin in order to ensure that his crying sounded authentic (and considering fans mock his counterpart Creator/SoichiroHoshi for sounding like "a dying horse" when Kira cries in the original Japanese...).
** %%** Not to mention the fact that both Hill and Creator/SamuelVincent, who played Kira's best friend and partner Athrun Zala, have said at anime cons that they weren't happy with how ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' turned out.
16th Apr '17 11:24:22 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* Mel Blanc, original voice of the carrot-loving Bugs Bunny, had to chew on actual carrots during his voice recording sessions since nothing at the time could replicate the sound of nibbling on carrots. In order to avoid choking on the half-eaten carrots while trying to deliver his following lines, he would ''spit them out'' into a nearby spittoon instead.
** It's probably worth mentioning that he did this because he really hated the taste, and is thought to have been allergic.

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* Mel Blanc, Creator/MelBlanc, original voice of the carrot-loving Bugs Bunny, WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, had to chew on actual carrots during his voice recording sessions since nothing at the time could replicate the sound of nibbling on carrots. In order to avoid choking on the half-eaten carrots while trying to deliver his following lines, he would ''spit them out'' into a nearby spittoon instead.
** It's probably worth mentioning that he did this because he really hated the taste, and is thought was not allergic, contrary to have been allergic.popular belief.
19th Mar '17 12:24:35 PM nombretomado
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* The numerous rehashes of the very messy {{Game Show}}s ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' and ''What Would You Do?'' on old-school {{Nickelodeon}} become much more memorable when one realizes that their host, Marc Summers, was suffering from an acute form of OCD (in particular, [[NeatFreak an obsession with keeping neat and clean]]) at the time.

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* The numerous rehashes of the very messy {{Game Show}}s ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' and ''What Would You Do?'' on old-school {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} become much more memorable when one realizes that their host, Marc Summers, was suffering from an acute form of OCD (in particular, [[NeatFreak an obsession with keeping neat and clean]]) at the time.
22nd Nov '16 3:14:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the serial ''The Sontaran Experiment'', Tom Baker broke his collarbone badly while undergoing a stunt (possibly one calling for him to fall down a ravine). Subsequent shots in the episode using him show his scarf laying oddly -- it's covering up the neckbrace and cast.
** Earlier on, in ''Terror of the Autons'', a stuntman playing an Auton was supposed to be rammed by a car while on the edge of a [[BBCQuarry quarry]] with him landing on the hood of the car. The car hit him just a bit too hard, sending him flying down the quarry's slope. The director left the camera running, getting the ultimately injury-free incident on film and [[ThrowItIn decided to use it rather than the shot as planned]].
** The final scene of ''Castrovalva'' (where Tegan and the Doctor discuss Tegan's landing of the TARDIS) does not include Adric, as Creator/MatthewWaterhouse had had a bit too much Campari while partying the night before and was hung over and nauseous. He's said that is the reason that he looks pale in the sequences shot that day (which works out well, as the script calls for him to be wan and haggard after the ordeal the Master subjected him to).

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** In the serial ''The "The Sontaran Experiment'', Experiment", Tom Baker broke his collarbone badly while undergoing a stunt (possibly one calling for him to fall down a ravine). Subsequent shots in the episode using him show his scarf laying oddly -- it's covering up the neckbrace and cast.
** Earlier on, in ''Terror "Terror of the Autons'', Autons", a stuntman playing an Auton was supposed to be rammed by a car while on the edge of a [[BBCQuarry quarry]] with him landing on the hood of the car. The car hit him just a bit too hard, sending him flying down the quarry's slope. The director left the camera running, getting the ultimately injury-free incident on film and [[ThrowItIn decided to use it rather than the shot as planned]].
** The final scene of ''Castrovalva'' "Castrovalva" (where Tegan and the Doctor discuss Tegan's landing of the TARDIS) does not include Adric, as Creator/MatthewWaterhouse had had a bit too much Campari while partying the night before and was hung over and nauseous. He's said that is the reason that he looks pale in the sequences shot that day (which works out well, as the script calls for him to be wan and haggard after the ordeal the Master subjected him to).
22nd Nov '16 3:13:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sontaran Experiment'', Tom Baker broke his collarbone badly while undergoing a stunt (possibly one calling for him to fall down a ravine). Subsequent shots in the episode using him show his scarf laying oddly -- it's covering up the neckbrace and cast.

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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sontaran Experiment'', Tom Baker broke his collarbone badly while undergoing a stunt (possibly one calling for him to fall down a ravine). Subsequent shots in the episode using him show his scarf laying oddly -- it's covering up the neckbrace and cast.
22nd Nov '16 3:13:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** This had the added effect of making him a major BadAss among the fans for showing up for work every day and acting as if you'd never know he had a problem.

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** This had the added effect of making him a major BadAss badass among the fans for showing up for work every day and acting as if you'd never know he had a problem.
19th Oct '16 5:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* The numerous rehashes of the very messy {{Game Show}}s ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' and ''What Would You Do?'' on old-school {{Nickelodeon}} become much more memorable when one realizes that their host, Marc Summers, was suffering from an acute form of OCD (in particular, [[NeatFreak an obsession with keeping neat and clean]]) at the time.

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* The numerous rehashes of the very messy {{Game Show}}s ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' and ''What Would You Do?'' on old-school {{Nickelodeon}} become much more memorable when one realizes that their host, Marc Summers, was suffering from an acute form of OCD (in particular, [[NeatFreak an obsession with keeping neat and clean]]) at the time.
6th Oct '16 5:51:21 AM MCanter89
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Sometimes [[FunnyAneurysmMoment information about a real-life event that ties into a medium is revealed that undermines one's appreciation for said medium]]. Other times, [[HilariousInHindsight that same info can make you enjoy the medium even more]]. Then there's Cue Irony, real life facts and/or events about a show that make you really appreciate what those involved went through to make the medium.

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Sometimes [[FunnyAneurysmMoment information about a real-life event that ties into a medium is revealed that undermines one's appreciation for said medium]]. Other times, [[HilariousInHindsight that same info can make you enjoy the medium even more]]. Then there's Cue Irony, real life real-life facts and/or events about a show that make you really appreciate what those involved went through to make the medium.



* In the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movies, several actors really suffered for their art. Remember that scene in ''The Two Towers'' where Aragorn kicks an orc helmet and screams in frustration because he thinks the hobbits are lost? He just broke his toe. Poor John Rhys Davies was playing Gimli and was allergic to his latex mask. In the section when Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are running across the countryside after the orcs, Viggo Mortensen had a broken toe, Brett Beattie, John Rhys Davis' stunt double, had a knee injury, and Orlando Bloom had broken ribs sustained from falling off a horse.
** Then there's Sean Bean, who hated helicopters. So, rather than ride the helicopter to the top of the mountain where the shoot was taking place, he ''climbed the mountain in his full Boromir costume'', did the shoot and then ''climbed back down again''. The climb took him two hours each way. That's dedication.

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* In the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movies, several actors really suffered for their art. Remember that scene in ''The Two Towers'' where Aragorn kicks an orc helmet and screams in frustration because he thinks the hobbits are lost? He just broke his toe. Poor John Rhys Davies was playing Gimli and was allergic to his latex mask. In the section when Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are running across the countryside after the orcs, Viggo Mortensen had a broken toe, Brett Beattie, John Beattie (John Rhys Davis' stunt double, double) had a knee injury, and Orlando Bloom had broken ribs sustained from falling off a horse.
** Then there's Sean Bean, who hated helicopters. So, rather than ride the helicopter to the top of the mountain where the shoot was taking place, he ''climbed the mountain in his full Boromir costume'', did the shoot shoot, and then ''climbed back down again''. The climb took him two hours each way. That's dedication.



* Creator/PeterSellers labored to get a film adaptation of ''Film/BeingThere'' made for 7-8 years; it was one reason he revived his [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] character. He was willing to do ''everything'' within reason to play Chance the Gardener because he identified with him so much. This affected his personal relationships with his then-wife and children to varying degrees as he took on the character's persona. Worse, making the film partially contributed to the further deterioration of his health, as his heart problems had returned with a vengeance by the late 1970s. He was willing to gain weight to play the role and hide an attack from insurers and doctors because he knew they might force him to put off making the film if they found out. He died less than a year after it was released. Beyond the performance serving as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, there's the irony that he had to struggle so much to play a character who hardly does a thing to rise to power and lives in a perpetual state of unaware, untroubled contentment.

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* Creator/PeterSellers labored to get a film adaptation of ''Film/BeingThere'' made for 7-8 78 years; it was one reason he revived his [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] character. He was willing to do ''everything'' within reason to play Chance the Gardener because he identified with him so much. This affected his personal relationships with his then-wife and children to varying degrees as he took on the character's persona. Worse, making the film partially contributed to the further deterioration of his health, as his heart problems had returned with a vengeance by the late 1970s. He was willing to gain weight to play the role and hide an attack from insurers and doctors because he knew they might force him to put off making the film if they found out. He died less than a year after it was released. Beyond the performance serving as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, there's the irony that he had to struggle so much to play a character who hardly does a thing to rise to power and lives in a perpetual state of unaware, untroubled contentment.



* [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] later works can be considered Cue Irony, when one keeps in mind he was going ''deaf'' when he composed them, [[OlderThanRadio in the early 1800s]]. To quote Creator/TerryPratchett, "Deafness doesn't prevent composers from hearing the music. It prevents them from hearing the distractions."

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* [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] later works can be considered Cue Irony, Irony when one keeps in mind he was going ''deaf'' when he composed them, them [[OlderThanRadio in the early 1800s]]. To quote Creator/TerryPratchett, "Deafness doesn't prevent composers from hearing the music. It prevents them from hearing the distractions."



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* Although ''Videogame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' got mediocre reviews with critics, there were quite a few people who did enjoy the game, elevating it to CultClassic status. For these people the news of the game's TroubledProduction did invoke this trope.

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* Although ''Videogame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' got mediocre reviews with critics, there were quite a few people who did enjoy the game, elevating it to CultClassic status. For these people people, the news of the game's TroubledProduction did invoke this trope.



5th Sep '16 7:11:54 AM erforce
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* Creator/PeterSellers labored to get a film adaptation of ''Film/BeingThere'' made for 7-8 years; it was one reason he revived his [[ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] character. He was willing to do ''everything'' within reason to play Chance the Gardener because he identified with him so much. This affected his personal relationships with his then-wife and children to varying degrees as he took on the character's persona. Worse, making the film partially contributed to the further deterioration of his health, as his heart problems had returned with a vengeance by the late 1970s. He was willing to gain weight to play the role and hide an attack from insurers and doctors because he knew they might force him to put off making the film if they found out. He died less than a year after it was released. Beyond the performance serving as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, there's the irony that he had to struggle so much to play a character who hardly does a thing to rise to power and lives in a perpetual state of unaware, untroubled contentment.

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* Creator/PeterSellers labored to get a film adaptation of ''Film/BeingThere'' made for 7-8 years; it was one reason he revived his [[ThePinkPanther [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] character. He was willing to do ''everything'' within reason to play Chance the Gardener because he identified with him so much. This affected his personal relationships with his then-wife and children to varying degrees as he took on the character's persona. Worse, making the film partially contributed to the further deterioration of his health, as his heart problems had returned with a vengeance by the late 1970s. He was willing to gain weight to play the role and hide an attack from insurers and doctors because he knew they might force him to put off making the film if they found out. He died less than a year after it was released. Beyond the performance serving as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, there's the irony that he had to struggle so much to play a character who hardly does a thing to rise to power and lives in a perpetual state of unaware, untroubled contentment.
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