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7th Apr '16 4:51:25 PM cyhh2002
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* Randy Watson (Creator/EddieMurphy) in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', who performs Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" with his band Sexual Chocolate.

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* Randy Watson (Creator/EddieMurphy) in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', who performs Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" with his band Sexual Chocolate. In real life, Murphy is a very talented singer and even recorded a music album titled "How Could It Be?" which included the Top 10 hit, "Party All The Time."
13th Mar '16 10:22:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Shinichi (and therefore Conan) in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is tone deaf and can't sing worth beans. (His [[Creator/MinamiTakayama Japanese voice actress]], however, [[IronyAsSheIsCast makes up half of the J-Pop duo Two-Mix.]])
** This isn't consistent; in a NonSerialMovie he has perfect pitch, but still sings terribly.
*** Even if you discount that movie it's impossible for Shinichi to be tone deaf, he's supposed to be able to play the Violin really well, which would be damn near impossible if he was actually tone deaf.
*** There is a difference between "tone deafness" and "perfect pitch"...

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* Shinichi (and therefore Conan) in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is tone deaf and can't sing worth beans. (His [[Creator/MinamiTakayama Japanese voice actress]], however, [[IronyAsSheIsCast makes up half of the J-Pop duo Two-Mix.]])
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]] This isn't consistent; in a NonSerialMovie he has perfect pitch, but still sings terribly.
*** Even if you discount that movie it's impossible for Shinichi to be tone deaf, he's supposed to be able to play the Violin really well, which would be damn near impossible if he was actually tone deaf.
*** There is a difference between "tone deafness" and "perfect pitch"...
terribly.



* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.

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* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa Tomoyo Kurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.
13th Mar '16 10:21:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.
12th Mar '16 11:16:44 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* ''The George Garabedian Players And The Awful Trumpet Of Harry Arms'' parodied Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass by playing standards like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6pq1nPgFI Spanish Flea]] just a little . . . off.
28th Jan '16 8:06:25 PM FF32
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* Gloria from ''Series/ModerFamily'' after she got a karaoke machine. Her husband Jay once dropped a metal spoon in the garbage disposal in the hopes of drowning her out with a more ''pleasant'' noise.
27th Jan '16 2:07:18 PM theredsquirrel
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** The plot of "The Siren Effect" was that under the power boost of the full moon, Cleo's singing enthralled everyone around her. Someone even called a radio DJ who immediately recorded her. After the moon set, even the playback of the performance sounded like tone-deaf scales.
14th Jan '16 11:46:04 AM Homemaderat
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** WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle was as well. An episode even revolved around his lack of ability to sing.
7th Jan '16 7:59:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{NOFX}}'s CoverVersion of "Go Your Own Way" by Music/FleetwoodMac, performed as a duet between Fat Mike and guest vocalist [[Music/BadReligion Greg Graffin]]: Greg Graffin sings in his normal style and plays things relatively straight, while Fat Mike deliberately sings off key and off beat the entire time.

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* {{NOFX}}'s Music/{{NOFX}}'s CoverVersion of "Go Your Own Way" by Music/FleetwoodMac, performed as a duet between Fat Mike and guest vocalist [[Music/BadReligion Greg Graffin]]: Greg Graffin sings in his normal style and plays things relatively straight, while Fat Mike deliberately sings off key and off beat the entire time.
2nd Jan '16 5:31:37 AM Vir
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** ''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&feature=watch_response_rev Sister Christian]] and your character can not sing worth a shit to any of them.

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** ''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&feature=watch_response_rev com/watch?v=MVgDXg9Wnf8 Sister Christian]] and your character can not sing worth a shit to any of them.


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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'''s Chao Garden, if a Chao learns to sing from being given a parrot their singing will upset other Chao nearby, compared to if they learned how to sing from being taken to the Chao Kindergarten.
28th Nov '15 6:59:01 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Aversion: In ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', Cameron Diaz's karaoke actually sounds realistically off.
* Amanda in ''Film/TheHoliday'', also portrayed by Cameron Diaz. She's singing along with the radio. Badly. And inordinately loudly [though the reason she's doing it is a plot point].

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* Aversion: Cameron Diaz has done this multiple times in her films.
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In ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', Cameron Diaz's karaoke actually sounds realistically off.
* ** Amanda in ''Film/TheHoliday'', also portrayed by Cameron Diaz. She's singing along with the radio. Badly. And inordinately loudly [though the reason she's doing it is a plot point].point].
** In ''Film/{{Gambit}}'', Cameron Diaz, as Puznowski, again delivers a slightly off-key and off-tempo performance in karaoke.
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