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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.]]
31st May '17 6:18:05 PM nombretomado
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* The fake 80s heavy metal band Bad News consists of 4 comedians (3 of them from ''TheYoungOnes'') gleefully massacring "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Pretty Woman". Okay, Adrian Edmondson has a good voice, which he tones down for the songs. The other three, however...

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* The fake 80s heavy metal band Bad News consists of 4 comedians (3 of them from ''TheYoungOnes'') ''Series/TheYoungOnes'') gleefully massacring "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Pretty Woman". Okay, Adrian Edmondson has a good voice, which he tones down for the songs. The other three, however...
26th May '17 12:39:04 PM Freezer
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* Rod and Karen of ''Podcast/TheBlackGuyWhoTips'' belt out intentionally off-key [[WithLyrics lyrics]] to the segment themes to "Fucking With Black People" and "Guess The Race". Their real voices tend to come through when they sing along to "Do You Wanna Funk" before "Gay People News".
25th May '17 2:20:47 PM AgProv
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* Music/TheBonzoDogBand were in the direct line of descent from people like Music/SpikeJones twenty years previously - extremely competent musicians who realised they could have more of a comedy impact by playing seemingly badly. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbbyPFJvtVw&list=PLEDEB170885169EDD&index=6 Their take on trad jazz]] has to be heard to be believed.
22nd May '17 3:50:22 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Franchise/SaintsRow''
** ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] has 6 different voices to choose from when creating your character, and each gets a different song they sing along to on the radio, one voice has two ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4 They all sing to "Take On Me" by A-ha]]). The songs range from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKdV7aMMK10 The Final Countdown]], to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVgDXg9Wnf8 Sister Christian]] and your character can not sing worth a shit to any of them.
** The male voice that sings to "Sister Christian" actually semi-raps it, occasionally improvising spoken word nonsense like "cuz you're a bitch!!" and "aaah! man! guitars and shit!" at the end of lines. Not even trying.

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* ''Franchise/SaintsRow''
''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
** In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] the player has has 6 different voices to choose from when creating your character, customizing [[PlayerCharacter the Boss]], and each gets a different song two songs they sing along to on the radio, each one voice has two ([[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BoIEY4xA4 They all sing to sharing "Take On Me" by A-ha]]).A-ha]] and getting one other unique song per voice. The songs range from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKdV7aMMK10 The Final Countdown]], to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVgDXg9Wnf8 Sister Christian]] Christian]], and your character can not sing worth a shit to any of them.
** The male voice that sings to "Sister Christian" actually semi-raps it, occasionally improvising spoken word nonsense like "cuz you're a bitch!!" bitch!" and "aaah! man! guitars Man! Guitars and shit!" at the end of lines. Not even trying.
1st May '17 3:30:57 AM YellowLab
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** Bowie played a bad singer again in ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence'', in which he sings noticeable off-key with the other prisoners when the group sing hymns. He even lampshades this in-character later in the film.

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** Bowie played a bad singer again in ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence'', in which he his character Jack Celliers sings noticeable noticeably off-key with the other prisoners when the group sing hymns. He Celliers even lampshades this in-character later in the film.
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