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17th Jun '16 12:58:42 AM gewunomox
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*** Much of the musical content from ''TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' was equally made up on the spot.

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*** Much of the musical content from ''TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' was equally made up on the spot.
5th May '16 3:58:42 PM nombretomado
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** This appears to be standard practice with Rick Wakeman. When he played on DavidBowie's 'Hunky Dory' album, Bowie told him to play each song exactly how he liked, and built the arrangements around what Wakeman played.

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** This appears to be standard practice with Rick Wakeman. When he played on DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's 'Hunky Dory' album, Bowie told him to play each song exactly how he liked, and built the arrangements around what Wakeman played.
9th Apr '16 1:29:30 AM technix
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* In Series/TheBigBangTheory whenever scientific facts is needed in the script the writers simply leaves an "insert science here" in the script, then it is up to the scientific consultant Prof. David Saltzburg, his colleagues or Dr. Creator/MayimBialik to fill in the blanks, usually using cutting-edge, state-of-the-art science fresh off papers in recent journals, or in some occasions the scientists' own research.
4th Mar '16 5:50:52 PM Prfnoff
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* In one draft of ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', Oscar Hammerstein II cued the DreamBallet this way: "Take it away, Agnes!"
10th Jan '16 6:15:29 PM StFan
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* ''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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* 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.
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