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27th Apr '16 5:47:06 AM emeriin
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* ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses''. Doug admitted he turned his morals off to answer the questions, but still refused to go anywhere that would spread hate instead of mock it.
14th Apr '16 9:59:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/PeterSellers often improvised on set, though he was more careful than most to do so in character. Stanley Kubrick used three cameras to shoot his ''DrStrangelove'' scenes so the best material could be edited together; most famously, much of the hotline telephone monologue is said to be improvised, as is the behavior of his EvilHand in the second-to-last scene.

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* Creator/PeterSellers often improvised on set, though he was more careful than most to do so in character. character.
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Stanley Kubrick used three cameras to shoot his ''DrStrangelove'' ''Film/DrStrangelove'' scenes so the best material could be edited together; most famously, much of the hotline telephone monologue is said to be improvised, as is the behavior of his EvilHand in the second-to-last scene.
1st Apr '16 10:11:00 PM nombretomado
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* Part of the reason Eric Matthews on Series/BoyMeetsWorld went through heavy flanderization was to utilize Will Friedle's improv skills by having Eric do crazier and crazier things. In "Seven the Hard Way", Will asked the prop department for a lollipop on a string which led to one of the series funniest moment of Eric pulling a lollipop out of his beard and licking it.

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* Part of the reason Eric Matthews on Series/BoyMeetsWorld ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' went through heavy flanderization was to utilize Will Friedle's improv skills by having Eric do crazier and crazier things. In "Seven the Hard Way", Will asked the prop department for a lollipop on a string which led to one of the series funniest moment of Eric pulling a lollipop out of his beard and licking it.



* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' easily popularized the knowledge of improv games to general audiences.
** Evidently, the same can be said of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', who had quite a few cast members translate between the two shows. The "Drew Live" episodes were at least partially improvised.

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* ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' easily popularized the knowledge of improv games to general audiences.
** Evidently, the same can be said of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', who had quite a few cast members translate between the two shows. The "Drew Live" episodes were at least partially improvised.



* ''MockTheWeek'', who was created by the same people as ''Whose Line'', mixes this with a satirical PanelShow.

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* ''MockTheWeek'', ''Series/MockTheWeek'', who was created by the same people as ''Whose Line'', mixes this with a satirical PanelShow.



* The night-time soap opera ''KnotsLanding'' had an entire episode that was improvised by all the actors. The "script" for the episode merely gave the actors guidelines as to what should have happened by the time the episode was over, but in no way limited the actors on how they were supposed to accomplish their character's agenda.
* In the US version of ''TheOffice'', all the actors are given complete scripts, but are allowed to improvise as they go along. The absolute [[CrowningMomentOfFunny greatest adlib in the series]] is the kiss between Michael and Oscar, in Michael's failed attempt to show how tolerant he is of Oscar's [[StraightGay homosexuality]].

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* The night-time soap opera ''KnotsLanding'' ''Series/KnotsLanding'' had an entire episode that was improvised by all the actors. The "script" for the episode merely gave the actors guidelines as to what should have happened by the time the episode was over, but in no way limited the actors on how they were supposed to accomplish their character's agenda.
* In the US version of ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', all the actors are given complete scripts, but are allowed to improvise as they go along. The absolute [[CrowningMomentOfFunny greatest adlib in the series]] is the kiss between Michael and Oscar, in Michael's failed attempt to show how tolerant he is of Oscar's [[StraightGay homosexuality]].



* ''Series/GreenWing''

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* %%* ''Series/GreenWing''



* In the german show {{Schillerstrasse}}, ''everything'' is improved. Really: the actors knows only the beginning of the episode, and they receive instructions via headphones. It was so popular that [[FollowTheLeader it spawned similar shows in other countries.]]

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* In the german German show {{Schillerstrasse}}, ''everything'' is improved. Really: the actors knows only the beginning of the episode, and they receive instructions via headphones. It was so popular that [[FollowTheLeader it spawned similar shows in other countries.]]



* Series/{{Community}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvxL5G9keLg is]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU36E2J4z48 fond]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Egdb3Vj4g&feature=related of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4R03kYx9QY this.]]

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* Series/{{Community}} ''Series/{{Community}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvxL5G9keLg is]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU36E2J4z48 fond]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Egdb3Vj4g&feature=related of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4R03kYx9QY this.]]
19th Mar '16 3:25:18 AM Hossmeister
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19th Feb '16 7:12:02 AM fairyfeller
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* Each episode of ''Podcast/HelloFromTheMagicTavern'' is improvised.
7th Feb '16 11:34:04 AM Atticus
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* A key aspect of [[CommediaDellArte Commedia dell'Arte]]: The outline of the plot is sketched, but all of the action and dialog is improvised by the actors.
6th Feb '16 8:33:40 PM nombretomado
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* When auditioning for ''{{Cheers}}'', John Ratzenberger originally read for the role of Norm. After badly botching his audition, he asked the producers if the show included a bar know-it-all, and proceeded to wander around the room ad-libbing lines that might be appropriate for such a character. A week later, he was called back and offered the newly-written role of [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Cliff]].

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* When auditioning for ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', John Ratzenberger originally read for the role of Norm. After badly botching his audition, he asked the producers if the show included a bar know-it-all, and proceeded to wander around the room ad-libbing lines that might be appropriate for such a character. A week later, he was called back and offered the newly-written role of [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Cliff]].
28th Jan '16 11:16:28 AM eroock
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-->-- '''Reviewer''' on ''Film/{{Victoria}}''

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-->-- '''Reviewer''' on ''Film/{{Victoria}}''
''Film/{{Victoria 2015}}''
20th Jan '16 4:01:30 PM eroock
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-->-- Reviewer on ''Film/{{Victoria}}''

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-->-- Reviewer '''Reviewer''' on ''Film/{{Victoria}}''
20th Jan '16 4:00:29 PM eroock
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->''"I think this movie's biggest achievement is the authenticity it creates. Unlike scripted dialog, all conversations in this film felt completely real to me. "Nice hotel, um I mean cafe". That's stuff that happens in real life all the time, especially when you've had a few beers. But it never happens in the movies. If it were to happen, they'd shoot another take.

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->''"I think this movie's biggest achievement is the authenticity it creates. Unlike scripted dialog, all conversations in this film felt completely real to me. "Nice 'Nice hotel, um I mean cafe".cafe'. That's stuff that happens in real life all the time, especially when you've had a few beers. But it never happens in the movies. If it were to happen, they'd shoot another take. "''
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