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9th Nov '16 1:28:55 PM nombretomado
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* JonathanCoulton's song Bozo's Lament is about a clown who hates and resents his job but doesn't know what else to do. "It sucks to be a clown."

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* JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's song Bozo's Lament "Bozo's Lament" is about a clown who hates and resents his job but doesn't know what else to do. "It sucks to be a clown."
20th Jul '16 3:52:16 PM Divra
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--> "Your eyes were as brown as a bottle of beer...." You can't sell this!
--> I already did.
--> [[FlatWhat What.]]
--> Or rather, my lawyer is attempting to mediate in the bidding war. I'm thinking of buying a house.
29th Jun '16 8:54:48 AM MsChibi
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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).

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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).gives), NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, WhiteDwarfStarlet, FormerChildStar, {{Japandering}}.
26th May '16 6:54:21 AM Drakkenmensch
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*** It's not the first time this happens either. When the Movementarian cult steals his entire flock, Lisa finds him spilling gasoline on the floor of his church to burn it down, lamenting [[NoodleIncident "I can't believe it's come down to this again."]]
24th Mar '16 1:36:50 AM DAN004
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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout.

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Compare NiceCharacterMeanActor, TheLastDJ, ClassicallyTrainedExtra, IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney, JadedWashout.JadedWashout, FameThroughInfamy (when you may not like doing something infamous in and of itself, but you like the "limelight" it gives).
30th Nov '15 12:38:19 PM Quag15
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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's (who later became an actor in movies such as ''Film/{{Starcraft}}''), explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.

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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's (who later became an actor in movies such as ''Film/{{Starcraft}}''), ''Film/{{Starcrash}}''), explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.
30th Nov '15 12:37:57 PM Quag15
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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's, explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.

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* Marjoe Gortner, an evangelist preacher in the 60's, 60's (who later became an actor in movies such as ''Film/{{Starcraft}}''), explained in his documentary that he didn't believe what he preached but loved the attention and money - going so far as to say if he'd had a different background he'd probably have been a rock star.
23rd Nov '15 11:04:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ShakesTheClown''

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* ''ShakesTheClown''''Film/ShakesTheClown''
5th Sep '15 3:04:29 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Diva Wrestling/{{Sable}}... sorry [[IAmNotSpock Rena Lesnar]] has outright admitted that she never gave a shit about wrestling and only used it to get famous. In hindsight, it's no surprise since she couldn't wrestle, refused to take bumps and was reportedly a [[NiceCharacterMeanActor huge bitch to her co-workers]].
3rd Sep '15 2:55:21 PM thatother1dude
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* Krusty the Klown on TheSimpsons, and his stage name is actually a hint at this. How much it actually applies to him varies DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes he's depicted as a hack who's just in it for the money, at other times he laments the crappy material he has to work with. In one episode, he claimed that he'd need a "shoebox full of blow" to go through with producing a particular sketch.
** "The Last Temptation Of Krust" plays with both aspects: after noticing his humor is out of step with modern comedy, he quits his job and reinvents himself as an anti-establishment stand-up comedian with great success...then he accepts a huge endorsement from Canyonero [=SUV=]s which causes his new career to tank and him to go back to his old job, which he doesn't mind since he realized his ''true'' talent was never comedy... but selling out.
** Also from ''TheSimpsons'', Reverend Lovejoy after he got [[IncrediblyLamePun Flanderized]]. [[spoiler:That is, after an overly-clingy and needy Flanders got done inadvertently beating the love of his fellow man out of him.]]
** This trope is also the ultimate reason for Sideshow Bob's descent from TV sidekick to homicidal maniac. Bob originally accepted Krusty's offer to be his sidekick because he thought he could both entertain and enlighten the children who would be watching, but [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra his talents were utterly wasted]] by the lowbrow shenanigans Krusty subjected him to, which in Bob's own words "destroyed more young minds than pinball and syphilis combined!" Finally, Bob snapped and framed Krusty for armed robbery, taking over the show after Krusty was arrested. He immediately turned it into the kind of show ''he'' originally wanted to do, one that was educational, entertaining and uplifting all at once...and then Bart Simpson pegged him as the guy who framed Krusty and he went to jail. Suffice to say that it got worse from there.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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Krusty the Klown on TheSimpsons, and his Klown, who stage name is actually a hint at this. How much it actually applies to him varies DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes he's depicted as a hack who's just in it for the money, at other times he laments the crappy material he has to work with. In one episode, he claimed that he'd need a "shoebox full of blow" to go through with producing a particular sketch.
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sketch. "The Last Temptation Of Krust" plays with both aspects: after noticing his humor is out of step with modern comedy, he quits his job and reinvents himself as an anti-establishment stand-up comedian with great success...then success. Then he accepts a huge endorsement from [[HummerDinger Canyonero [=SUV=]s SUVs]] which causes his new career to tank and him to go back to his old job, which he doesn't mind since he realized his ''true'' talent was never comedy... comedy, but selling out.
** Also from ''TheSimpsons'', Reverend Lovejoy after he got [[IncrediblyLamePun Flanderized]]. [[spoiler:That is, after used to be enthusiastic about his job until an overly-clingy and needy Flanders got done inadvertently beating the love of his fellow man out of him.]]
him.
** This trope is also the ultimate reason for Sideshow Bob's descent from TV sidekick to homicidal maniac. Bob originally accepted Krusty's offer to be his sidekick because he thought he could both entertain and enlighten the children who would be watching, but [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra his talents were utterly wasted]] by the lowbrow shenanigans Krusty subjected him to, which in Bob's own words "destroyed more young minds than pinball and syphilis combined!" Finally, Bob snapped and framed Krusty for armed robbery, taking over the show after Krusty was arrested. He immediately turned it into the kind of show ''he'' originally wanted to do, one that was educational, entertaining and uplifting all at once...and once. And then Bart Simpson pegged him as the guy who framed Krusty and he went to jail. Suffice to say that it got worse from there.
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