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4th May '16 9:11:00 PM nombretomado
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* And now, the explanation for the quote at the top of the page: DavidBowie, in the late 1960s, supplemented his then-struggling career as a musician by joining the avant-garde theatre troupe of Lindsay Kemp, who used mime in the service of performance art (as Bowie puts it in the book ''Moonage Daydream'', "sawing away at Genet and re-interpreting episodes from ''The Maids'' and ''Salome''"). Bowie would work his resultant education in acting, stage movement, and characterization into his musical career, and even incorporated mime segments into his Ziggy Stardust-era stage act. As John Peel warned him, however, not all audiences appreciated such touches...

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* And now, the explanation for the quote at the top of the page: DavidBowie, Music/DavidBowie, in the late 1960s, supplemented his then-struggling career as a musician by joining the avant-garde theatre troupe of Lindsay Kemp, who used mime in the service of performance art (as Bowie puts it in the book ''Moonage Daydream'', "sawing away at Genet and re-interpreting episodes from ''The Maids'' and ''Salome''"). Bowie would work his resultant education in acting, stage movement, and characterization into his musical career, and even incorporated mime segments into his Ziggy Stardust-era stage act. As John Peel warned him, however, not all audiences appreciated such touches...
16th Apr '16 8:54:27 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', in the episode "Sadie's Song". Jamie does a mime act, and the only negative comments made are about his choice of cliche routines.
-->'''Jenny:''' The box. He's doing ''the box.''
8th Apr '16 7:21:14 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9157305/14/Losing-Control Losing Control]]'':
-->'''Voldemort:''' What beings could be more fearsome than Lord Voldemort?\\
'''Azrael:''' Mimes come to mind but it doesn't help your case that you were bested by a boy in nappies and then again when he was fifteen years old.
24th Mar '16 11:17:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''EmptyNest'', a patient of Harry's who's a mime laments about how much hatred they are subject to. "People throw fruit at us!"

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* On ''EmptyNest'', ''Series/EmptyNest'', a patient of Harry's who's a mime laments about how much hatred they are subject to. "People throw fruit at us!"



* One of the deaths portrayed in ''OneThousandWaysToDie'' involves an obnoxious mime who gets his kicks by annoying and messing with passers-by who don't pay any attention to him. When he chokes to death on a pickle, he inadvertently attracts the biggest crowd he's ever gotten because they think it's all part of the act.

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* One of the deaths portrayed in ''OneThousandWaysToDie'' ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' involves an obnoxious mime who gets his kicks by annoying and messing with passers-by who don't pay any attention to him. When he chokes to death on a pickle, he inadvertently attracts the biggest crowd he's ever gotten because they think it's all part of the act.



* In FallOutBoy's "I Don't Care" video, Pete Wentz is shown harrasing a mime on the street.

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* In FallOutBoy's Music/FallOutBoy's "I Don't Care" video, Pete Wentz is shown harrasing a mime on the street.
24th Mar '16 11:16:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]] is out, hunting someone to kill, and, passing a street juggler, mentions that if he had been a mime, he would already have been dead.

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* [[AmericanPsycho ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'': Patrick Bateman]] Bateman is out, hunting someone to kill, and, passing a street juggler, mentions that if he had been a mime, he would already have been dead.
21st Mar '16 9:29:56 PM Everdream
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:'' MR. Mine is among the most hated Pokemon among the fanbase. He is often given as a example of a "bad" Gen 1 Pokemon to counter genwunners (people that dislike Pokemon that came after the orignal 151) that argue the first Generation was the only good/the best Gen. His pre-evo is hated even more.
9th Mar '16 9:41:51 AM Hossmeister
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* One episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' features Spud wanting to be a mime. Jake and Trixie conspire to get him to use his GeniusDitz brain instead. Spud spoke during his mime acts and explained it took time to learn to be silent.

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* One episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' features Spud wanting to be a mime. Jake and Trixie conspire to get him to use his GeniusDitz brain instead. Spud spoke during his mime acts and explained it took time to learn to be silent.
17th Feb '16 3:39:38 AM FurryKef
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** Marcel Marceu and his equally-talented brother Alain picked up mime during WorldWarTwo while fighting for [[LaResistance the French Resistance]]. They used it as a way to entertain the Jewish children they were smuggling over the border to Switzerland (and keep them quiet in the process, so as to avoid being caught by the Nazis). Suffice it to say that those children (and subsequent generations) don't hate mimes as a result.

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** Marcel Marceu Marceau and his equally-talented brother Alain picked up mime during WorldWarTwo while fighting for [[LaResistance the French Resistance]]. They used it as a way to entertain the Jewish children they were smuggling over the border to Switzerland (and keep them quiet in the process, so as to avoid being caught by the Nazis). Suffice it to say that those children (and subsequent generations) don't hate mimes as a result.
29th Jan '16 11:27:59 AM shooterboss
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* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "One Coarse Meal," Mr. Krabs admits he is disturbed by mimes.
--> '''Mr. Krabs:''' Okay, you're beginning to creep me out.
20th Jan '16 7:03:19 PM charlessage
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* In part 2 of ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'''s "Money for Nothing", invisible and temporarily [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Quicksilver-Mad]] Darien beats up a mime. At the end of the episode he anxiously confirms with his partner that he didn't do too much damage when out of control:
--> '''Darien:''' There was a mime; I beat the hell out of a mime. What happened to him? Is he okay?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Relax, he did not recover.
--> '''Darien:''' Thank God. ...You're kidding, right?
** (Hobbes then reassures him that the mime is in fact okay.)

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* In part 2 of ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'''s "Money for Nothing", invisible and temporarily [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Quicksilver-Mad]] Darien beats up goes on a mime.crime spree. At the end of the episode he anxiously confirms with his partner that he didn't do too much damage when out of control:
--> '''Darien:''' There -->'''Darien''': Hobbes, was there a guy in a revolving door, and I beat him up?
-->'''Hobbes''': Yeah, you bounced his head around, but he's okay.
-->'''Darien''': Thank God. Wait a minute, there
was a mime; guy on the bike and I released his wheel and flipped him. He went into traffic. Is he okay?
-->'''Hobbes''': Oh yeah. He's all right. He survived.
-->'''Darien''': Thank god. Oh, yeah. And there was a mime.
I beat the hell out of a mime. What happened to him? [[RuleOfThree Is he okay?
--> '''Hobbes:''' Relax, he
okay?]]
-->'''Hobbes''': Relax. The mime
did not recover.
--> '''Darien:'''
recover.
-->'''Darien''':
Thank God. ...God... [[JustJokingJustification You're kidding, right?
** (Hobbes then reassures him that the mime is in fact okay.)
kidding right?]]


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** Meta-Example. In the commentary for ''Hush'', Whedon says that thanks to the skilled, expressive silent acting of the people playing The Gentlemen, he no longer [[NightmareFuel takes mimes lightly.]]
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