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4th Nov '17 1:10:39 PM Jeduthun
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A close cousin of StylisticSuck. Related to VocalRangeExceeded, where the notes are too high or too low for the singer's voice. See BadBadActing for this trope applied to acting. Compare CuteButCacophonic. DugInDeeper is this trope masquerading as a plot. See also IronyAsSheIsCast. Also compare DreadfulMusician, the even more painful version.

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A close cousin of StylisticSuck. Related to VocalRangeExceeded, where the notes are too high or too low for the singer's voice. See BadBadActing for this trope applied to acting. Compare CuteButCacophonic. DugInDeeper is this trope masquerading as a plot. See also IronyAsSheIsCast. Also compare DreadfulMusician, when this is exaggerated beyond the even more painful version.
bounds of impossibility.
4th Nov '17 1:05:59 PM Jeduthun
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This Trope is something of a TruthInTelevision, since singing badly on cue is actually quite difficult for someone who hasn't had vocal training or genuinely ''is'' tone deaf. Therefore an actor needs to be a good singer in reality in order to have the vocal discipline required to play a bad singer in character (don't think about that too much).

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This Trope is something of a TruthInTelevision, since singing badly on cue is actually quite difficult for someone who hasn't had vocal training or genuinely ''is'' tone deaf. Therefore an actor needs to be a good singer in reality in order to have the vocal discipline required to play a bad singer in character (don't think about that too much).
much). Of course [[CuttingTheKnot another solution]] would be to just cast someone who really is a bad singer, but that would be kind of mean, and anyway most actors do have at least a bit of training in diction and vocal production.
31st Oct '17 4:19:22 PM TheWarioBros
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* As one of the Japanese promos for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', Nintendo made a version of Jump Up Super Star featuring Toad, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o31YJDrnWb0 which sounds exactly like this.]]
11th Oct '17 7:50:48 AM igordebraga
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RAXP7geF4 Agent Carolina]], who is still complimented by her bandmates, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "and we're definitely not just saying that because she could kill us."]]



* Happened with Deedee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', who was so bad Dexter tried to mute her...and instead gave her an incredible bass, which allowed her to join a barbershop quartet.

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* Happened with Deedee Dee Dee in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', who was so bad Dexter tried to mute her...and instead gave her an incredible bass, which allowed her to join a barbershop quartet.
9th Oct '17 4:44:36 PM AndreaTx
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***Not necessarily. Jared may not be the best singer in existence, but he's not [[https://youtu.be/Hgt81jAr_88 tone deaf.]]
14th Jul '17 11:00:42 AM Piterpicher
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* In the comic {{opera}} [[LaFilleDuRegiment La Fille du Régiment]]. Marie (''coloratura soprano'') has been [[TagalongKid raised by soldiers]] to sing rousing [[NationalAnthem patriotic songs]] and camp ballads, but apparently needs to be retrained to sing "refined" music. Meanwhile, her mother clucks and squawks like an old hen. The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contralto contralto]]'' has be [[IronyAsSheIsCast genuinely horrible]] throughout, which only makes Marie's already beautiful voice sound even better.

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* In the comic {{opera}} [[LaFilleDuRegiment [[Theatre/LaFilleDuRegiment La Fille du Régiment]]. Marie (''coloratura soprano'') has been [[TagalongKid raised by soldiers]] to sing rousing [[NationalAnthem patriotic songs]] and camp ballads, but apparently needs to be retrained to sing "refined" music. Meanwhile, her mother clucks and squawks like an old hen. The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contralto contralto]]'' has be [[IronyAsSheIsCast genuinely horrible]] throughout, which only makes Marie's already beautiful voice sound even better.
13th Jul '17 8:41:51 AM smittykins
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* In an episode of ''Series/MamasFamily'', Mama has to audition to sing the town's anthem "Raytown, O Raytown" for a Founder's Day event and [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=mYzv5YpLSvs&feature=related mangles it rather badly]] before getting the part anyway [[AnAesop and refusing it]]. The actress, Vicki Lawrence, had a hit in 1973 with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".

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* In an episode of ''Series/MamasFamily'', Mama has to audition to sing the town's anthem "Raytown, O Raytown" for a Founder's Day event and [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=mYzv5YpLSvs&feature=related mangles it rather badly]] before getting the part anyway [[AnAesop and refusing it]]. The actress, Vicki Lawrence, had a #1 hit in 1973 with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia".
19th Jun '17 4:45:11 PM jormis29
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* Katey Sagal is a good singer (she got her career start as one of Bette Midler's Harlettes), but her character of Peg Bundy from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' isn't.

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* Katey Sagal is a good singer (she got her career start as one of Bette Midler's Music/BetteMidler's Harlettes), but her character of Peg Bundy from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' isn't.
10th Jun '17 11:08:47 AM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] has fun with this trope in ''Ein Musikalischer Spaß'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Musical_Joke A Musical Joke]]).

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* [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] has fun with this trope in ''Ein Musikalischer Spaß'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Musical_Joke A Musical Joke]]).
1st Jun '17 11:20:35 PM TrendingToon1
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* Grace on ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''. It's actually important because [[spoiler: it was the one thing keeping her from being brainwashed by Slim's hypnotic yodeling, unlike all the other cows.]]

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* Grace on ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''. It's actually important because [[spoiler: it was the one thing [[ImmuneToMindControl keeping her from being brainwashed brainwashed]] by Slim's [[MindControlMusic hypnotic yodeling, yodeling]], unlike all the other cows.]]
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