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1st Jul '15 7:30:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1946 film ''WebAnimation/DollFace'', the protagonist "Doll Face" Carroll is a burlesque performer who is looking to make it big on broadway. Though she fails her initial audition due to being recognized from her current job, she and her fiance devise a plan to break into the business by writing an autobiography to clean up her image.

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* In the 1946 film ''WebAnimation/DollFace'', ''Film/DollFace'', the protagonist "Doll Face" Carroll is a burlesque performer who is looking to make it big on broadway. Though she fails her initial audition due to being recognized from her current job, she and her fiance devise a plan to break into the business by writing an autobiography to clean up her image.
1st Jul '15 7:30:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''CoyoteUgly'', would-be pop star Violet Sanford mails her demos to various record labels after moving to New York to pursue a career in the music business, only to have them all returned with no sign of interest. Working at the eponymous bar helps to give her the courage she needs to continue trying.

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* In ''CoyoteUgly'', ''Film/CoyoteUgly'', would-be pop star Violet Sanford mails her demos to various record labels after moving to New York to pursue a career in the music business, only to have them all returned with no sign of interest. Working at the eponymous bar helps to give her the courage she needs to continue trying.
4th Jun '15 12:44:45 PM LoisB.Fan
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* Marcy wants to be a cheerleader in ''The Rah Rah Girl'' by Caroline B. Cooney, which embarrasses her family, but after her audition the family arranges a surprise party for her, assuming that of course she'd make the team. She doesn't.

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* Marcy wants to be a cheerleader in ''The Rah Rah Girl'' by Caroline B. Cooney, which embarrasses her family, but after her audition the family arranges a surprise party for her, assuming that of course she'd make the team. She doesn't.didn't.
4th Jun '15 12:43:57 PM LoisB.Fan
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* Marcy wants to be a cheerleader in ''The Rah Rah Girl'' by Caroline B. Cooney, which embarrasses her family, but after her audition the family arranges a surprise party for her, assuming that of course she'd make the team. She doesn't.
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25th Oct '14 8:50:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the story begins with heroine Maia Mizuki failing an exam to enter a prestigious government agency; she loses everything and falls in with a team of {{AntiHero}}ines while trying to prepare for the next set of exams.

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* In ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the story begins with heroine Maia Mizuki failing an exam to enter a prestigious government agency; she loses everything and falls in with a team of {{AntiHero}}ines {{Anti Hero}}ines while trying to prepare for the next set of exams.



* This is the premise of the Legion of Substitute Heroes from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes''; a group of HopelessAuditionees from the Legion's infamous try-outs decide to try to continue being superheroes anyway. Despite unimpressive powers, they actually do well.

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* This is the premise of the Legion of Substitute Heroes from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes''; ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''; a group of HopelessAuditionees from the Legion's infamous try-outs decide to try to continue being superheroes anyway. Despite unimpressive powers, they actually do well.



* Nicely parodied on ''Series/HarryHillsTVBurp'' with the K Factor and Peter the Duck. Peter, rejected from an early stage as he has no wings, keeps auditioning only to be rejected again and again. [[spoiler: despondent, he attempts suicide, only to be rescued by knitted [[SimonCowell Simon Cowell]], who advances him to the final of the competition, which he naturally wins hands down]].

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* Nicely parodied on ''Series/HarryHillsTVBurp'' with the K Factor and Peter the Duck. Peter, rejected from an early stage as he has no wings, keeps auditioning only to be rejected again and again. [[spoiler: despondent, he attempts suicide, only to be rescued by knitted [[SimonCowell Simon Cowell]], Cowell, who advances him to the final of the competition, which he naturally wins hands down]].
9th Jul '14 1:11:19 AM StFan
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* ''[[AyanesHighKick Ayane's High Kick]]'' begins with Ayane royally screwing up an audition to become a pro-wrestler, which she's dreamed about all her life. After finding a somewhat shady mentor, she decides to put all of her energy into training for another shot.
* An ongoing subplot of ''LoveHina'' follows Keitaro and his many failed attempts at getting into Tokyo U.

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* ''[[AyanesHighKick Ayane's High Kick]]'' ''Anime/AyanesHighKick'' begins with Ayane royally screwing up an audition to become a pro-wrestler, which she's dreamed about all her life. After finding a somewhat shady mentor, she decides to put all of her energy into training for another shot.
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* An ongoing subplot of ''LoveHina'' ''Manga/LoveHina'' follows Keitaro and his many failed attempts at getting into Tokyo U.
24th Aug '13 12:25:43 PM Prfnoff
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* Similarly, in ''Anime\DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the story begins with heroine Maia Mizuki failing an exam to enter a prestigious government agency; she loses everything and falls in with a team of {{AntiHero}}ines while trying to prepare for the next set of exams.

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* Similarly, in ''Anime\DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', In ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the story begins with heroine Maia Mizuki failing an exam to enter a prestigious government agency; she loses everything and falls in with a team of {{AntiHero}}ines while trying to prepare for the next set of exams.
24th Aug '13 12:20:09 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'' begins with Fanny auditioning for Tom Keeney, being scornfully dismissed, trying harder and making it.
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17th Nov '12 1:46:25 PM nombretomado
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* Much of the ''{{Monk}}'' series focuses on Monk's attempts to get reinstated to the police force, though he is denied at every review board hearing (usually due to issues caused by his extreme OCD.) By the end of the series [[spoiler: he finally earns his spot on the force, only to find out that he really wanted to remain a consultant after all.]]
* In the season one ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Witch", Buffy tries out for the cheerleading team but initially doesn't make the cut. Later in the episode she does get a spot on the team... which ends up making her a target for the witch who is magically injuring other cheerleaders to earn herself a spot.

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* Much of the ''{{Monk}}'' ''Series/{{Monk}}'' series focuses on Monk's attempts to get reinstated to the police force, though he is denied at every review board hearing (usually due to issues caused by his extreme OCD.) By the end of the series [[spoiler: he finally earns his spot on the force, only to find out that he really wanted to remain a consultant after all.]]
* In the season one ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Witch", Buffy tries out for the cheerleading team but initially doesn't make the cut. Later in the episode she does get a spot on the team... which ends up making her a target for the witch who is magically injuring other cheerleaders to earn herself a spot.
29th Jul '12 2:37:05 PM binaroid
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* Similarly, in ''Anime\DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the story begins with heroine Maia Mizuki failing an exam to enter a prestigious government agency; she loses everything and falls in with a team of {{AntiHero}}ines while trying to prepare for the next set of exams.


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* This is the premise of the Legion of Substitute Heroes from ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes''; a group of HopelessAuditionees from the Legion's infamous try-outs decide to try to continue being superheroes anyway. Despite unimpressive powers, they actually do well.
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