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10th Jan '16 6:15:29 PM StFan
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Crosswicking.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'': The freestyling during Snips and Snails' rap was genuine freestyling courtesy of Lee Tockar and Richard Ian Cox.

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21st Dec '15 11:10:40 PM Mullane
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** The script for the episode "The Big Bang" had no description for the Doctor's dancing at Amy's wedding beyond Amy's spoken comments that it's "terrible" and "embarrassing". All that hand waving and head bopping (terrible, embarrassing, and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8SrX5jV5ik wonderful]]'') is pure Creator/MattSmith.
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** The script for the episode "The Big Bang" had no description for the Doctor's dancing at Amy's wedding beyond Amy's spoken comments that it's "terrible" and "embarrassing". All that hand waving and head bopping (terrible, embarrassing, and ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8SrX5jV5ik com/watch?v=d8T0y-j70Rk wonderful]]'') is pure Creator/MattSmith.
19th Dec '15 8:18:35 PM nombretomado
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* A common feature in ''ShinyObjectsVideos'' is allowing for bits and pieces of improv. Even more often, a variant--scripts are changed just moments before they are filmed.
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* A common feature in ''ShinyObjectsVideos'' ''WebVideo/ShinyObjectsVideos'' is allowing for bits and pieces of improv. Even more often, a variant--scripts are changed just moments before they are filmed.
14th Dec '15 3:10:13 PM thatother1dude
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What does that have to do with writing room for improv?
* If a [[WebVideo/DaSuisa Da Suisa]] scene isn't cut when it should, expect something hilarious to happen.
14th Dec '15 1:21:50 AM Talisguy
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** Some of the Fourth Doctor's stuff was written like this in two particular periods. (Creator/TomBaker was even nicknamed 'Harpo', though this was more for his hairstyle than for this trope.) The first period was during the later Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane years, where the actors were encouraged to go off script as they were witty and creative people who got on like a house on fire [[MetaCasting playing themselves to some extent]]. Virtually all of their dialogue in "The Android Invasion" was written by Baker and Sladen, and they also both rewrote her ending scene in "The Hand of Fear" together because Sladen hated the scripted departure so much she'd actually defaced her copy of it (which she eventually gave to Creator/RussellTDavis as a gift). During the apex of WagTheDirector period, Tom would also get free reign to mess about, which was noted in the afterword to the 2012 novelisation of "Shada" - the shooting script it was worked from was Tom's copy, blank spots in which he'd pencilled in descriptions of the physical comedy bits he wanted to do. This meant that several gags 'written' by Tom made their way to the book adaptation, like the sequence where the Doctor [[BigEntrance bursts into a room]], doesn't see what he expects, leaves and, after a short hesitation, enters again in the exact same way he entered the first time.
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** Some of the Fourth Doctor's stuff was written like this in two particular periods. (Creator/TomBaker was even nicknamed 'Harpo', though this was more for his hairstyle than for this trope.) The first period was during the later Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane years, where the actors were encouraged to go off script as they were witty and creative people who got on like a house on fire [[MetaCasting playing themselves to some extent]]. Virtually all of their dialogue in "The Android Invasion" was written by Baker and Sladen, and they also both rewrote her ending scene in "The Hand of Fear" together because Sladen hated the scripted departure so much she'd actually defaced her copy of it (which she eventually gave to Creator/RussellTDavis Creator/RussellTDavies as a gift). During the apex of WagTheDirector period, Tom would also get free reign to mess about, which was noted in the afterword to the 2012 novelisation of "Shada" - the shooting script it was worked from was Tom's copy, blank spots in which he'd pencilled in descriptions of the physical comedy bits he wanted to do. This meant that several gags 'written' by Tom made their way to the book adaptation, like the sequence where the Doctor [[BigEntrance bursts into a room]], doesn't see what he expects, leaves and, after a short hesitation, enters again in the exact same way he entered the first time.
4th Dec '15 2:51:10 PM ReddyWizard
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* If a [[WebVideo/DaSuisa Da Suisa]] scene isn't cut when it should, expect something hilarious to happen.
4th Dec '15 8:46:16 AM MadSpy
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' was almost entirely improvised. Director Neill Blomkamp had specific ideas for each scene, and directed the actors with timing cues for when and where certain actions were to take place, but the actual dialogue and performance for the scene was entirely improvised. They would do several takes, usually without the cameras rolling and often with several different variations on the scene, until Neill and the rest of the cast decided that they had a good approach to how the scene should specifically play out; they would then film it with that direction in mind. Neill and the rest of the actors commented in the DVD extras that Sharlto Copely (Wikus) was the undisputed master of this trope.
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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'' was almost entirely improvised. Director Neill Blomkamp had specific ideas for each scene, and directed the actors with timing cues for when and where certain actions were to take place, but the actual dialogue and performance for the scene was entirely improvised. They would do several takes, usually without the cameras rolling and often with several different variations on the scene, until Neill and the rest of the cast decided that they had a good approach to how the scene should specifically play out; they would then film it with that direction in mind. Neill and the rest of the actors commented in the DVD extras that Sharlto Copely Copley (Wikus) was the undisputed master of this trope.
1st Dec '15 4:34:59 PM trulymadmoves
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* While making ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Creator/JimCummings quickly developed a habit of ad-libbing the middle part of the title character's MadLibsCatchPhrase, so the writers eventually learned not to bother trying to write anything there.
16th Nov '15 5:11:00 PM TSBasilisk
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** Miles Luna revealed during a talk with Monty that Caboose is the most difficult character to write for on the show. On at least one occasion he left a note in the script simply telling Joel to do whatever he wanted.
14th Oct '15 10:52:37 AM WarriorsGate
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* ''You'', potentially. The more interactive video games -- say, ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' -- tell you to go from point A to point B, but leave it up to you to decide how to get there. Want to fuck around and build a castle out of oil drums, spray rude pictures on the walls with bulletholes, or get an [=NPC=] to glitch out and ragdoll in the middle of a dramatic speech? Go wild. There's a whole cottage industry of people on the internet sharing funny clips (of varying quality) about the shenanigans they get up to in video games.
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