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13th Oct '15 11:08:40 AM KingLyger
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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred can't sing, Bill can't write songs and John can't play the ukelele. He, she, or they will either:

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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred Alice can't sing, Bill Bob can't write songs and John Charlie can't play the ukelele.ukulele. He, she, or they will either:












* ''Series/FatherTed'' did this too, with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is tired of hosting.

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* ''Series/FatherTed'' did this too, with Ted and Dougal entering Eurovision with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done they entered specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is was tired of hosting.hosting it.
24th May '15 3:21:35 AM Antwan
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28th Apr '15 12:27:39 PM DragonRanger
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If there's a whole series of these, it's a variant of TerribleIntervieweesMontage.

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If there's a whole series of these, it's a variant of TerribleIntervieweesMontage.
TerribleIntervieweesMontage. See also HopelessAuditionees.
15th Apr '14 12:38:21 PM case
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4th Feb '14 11:39:03 AM Discar
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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred can't sing, Bill can't write songs and John can't play the ukelele. He, she, or they will either:

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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred can't sing, Bill can't write songs and John can't play the ukelele. He, she, or they will either:



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28th Oct '13 10:31:01 AM CorahsUncle
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# Fail to win, in the most excruciating and humiliating way imaginable

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* The ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (CN Block Party #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.

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* The ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''ComicBook/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (CN (''Cartoon Network Block Party Party'' #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.



* Previously named for comedy ''TheHighLife'', where the characters perform a song called "Pif Paf Pof".
* ''FatherTed'' did this too, with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is tired of hosting.

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* Previously named for comedy ''TheHighLife'', ''Series/TheHighLife'', where the characters perform a song called "Pif Paf Pof".
* ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' did this too, with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is tired of hosting.



* In the "Hype Pressure" episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'', Graeme and Bill form a folk duo called 'the Twofolk'. They appear on Tim's cruel talent show 'New Faeces' and perform a hideous song called "The World Is Full Of Women and Men". Despite being booed by the audience, they are a hit with the supposedly unscrupulous panelists, who admire the song's naivety and purity. Tim's theatre of cruelty series is cancelled as a result.
* Carol Burnett, as her "Eunice" character, has a spot on TheGongShow and is so convinced that her singing talent will be her ticket away from her family that she does a lot of bridge-burning before the show. Bad idea.
* The '''entire premise''' of ''TheGongShow''.

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* In the "Hype Pressure" episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'', Graeme and Bill form a folk duo called 'the Twofolk'. They appear on Tim's cruel talent show 'New Faeces' and perform a hideous song called "The World Is Full Of of Women and Men". Despite being booed by the audience, they are a hit with the supposedly unscrupulous panelists, who admire the song's naivety naïveté and purity. Tim's theatre "theatre of cruelty cruelty" series is cancelled as a result.
* Carol Burnett, as her "Eunice" character, has a spot on TheGongShow ''The Gong Show'' and is so convinced that her singing talent will be her ticket away from her family that she does a lot of bridge-burning before the show. Bad idea.
* The '''entire premise''' of ''TheGongShow''.
''Series/TheGongShow''.



** R-Truth & Eve Torres vs. Ted DiBiase Jr. & Maryse in a "song and dance" competition.

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** R-Truth & Eve Torres vs. Ted DiBiase [=DiBiase=] Jr. & Maryse in a "song and dance" competition.



* Tracey De Santa in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', whose "audition" for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNOLo1YaSk Fame or Shame]]'' is essentially a striptease, which causes [[PapaWolf her father Michael]] to have a BrainBleach moment before attacking Lazlow, the show's host. Subverted in that Lazlow is a fan of her (mainly because [[CastingCouch he's sleeping with her]]) and manages to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgX2qysqOo get her through to the finals.]]

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* Tracey De Santa in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', whose "audition" for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNOLo1YaSk Fame or Shame]]'' is essentially a striptease, which causes [[PapaWolf her father Michael]] father, Michael]], to have a BrainBleach moment before attacking Lazlow, the show's host. Subverted in that Lazlow is a fan of her (mainly because [[CastingCouch he's sleeping with her]]) and manages to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgX2qysqOo get her through to the finals.]]



* Also done in an episode of ''TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).
* In ''FamilyGuy'', Peter and Lois formed a hippie-esque folk duo, A Handful of Peter, when they were younger and decide to revive it for a talent show. The problem being that that they get stoned out of their minds because they don't think they're creative without it. At the talent show they perform a song called "In God's Eyes We Are All Hot", but afterwards we learn that they lost, and we see that their actual performance was nothing but atonal screaming.
* Ron Stoppable in ''KimPossible'''s talent show episode showcases a lot of unusual if not low quality talents, especially compared to Bonnie's amazing ballet but somehow wins.

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* Also done in an episode of ''TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).
* In ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter and Lois formed a hippie-esque folk duo, A Handful of Peter, when they were younger and decide to revive it for a talent show. The problem being that that they get stoned out of their minds because they don't think they're creative without it. At the talent show they perform a song called "In God's Eyes We Are All Hot", but afterwards afterward we learn that they lost, and we see that their actual performance was nothing but atonal screaming.
* Ron Stoppable in ''KimPossible'''s ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'''s talent show episode showcases a lot of unusual if not low quality talents, especially compared to Bonnie's amazing ballet but somehow wins.



* The {{WesternAnimation/Beetlejuice}} episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's tryout in a school production of "Romeo And Juliet." Claire gets the Juliet role which Beetlejuice uses to take over her body and make a ruckus of the play. Miss Shannon, the school's teacher, is aghast but the school's headmaster loved it.

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* The {{WesternAnimation/Beetlejuice}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's tryout in a school production of "Romeo And Juliet." "Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet". Claire gets the Juliet role role, which Beetlejuice uses to take over her body and make a ruckus of the play. Miss Shannon, the school's teacher, is aghast but the school's headmaster loved it.
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28th Oct '13 10:20:40 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Tracey De Santa in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', whose "audition" for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNOLo1YaSk Fame or Shame]]'' is essentially a striptease, which causes [[PapaWolf her father Michael]] to have a BrainBleach moment before attacking Lazlow, the show's host. Subverted in that Lazlow is a fan of her (mainly because [[CastingCouch he's sleeping with her]]) and manages to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgX2qysqOo get her through to the finals.]]
28th Aug '13 1:55:52 AM KidDynamite
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* WWE will occasionally have "talent competitions" that specifically play to a babyface's strengths. Always, the heel will wind up fitting the bill for this.

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* WWE will occasionally have "talent competitions" that specifically play to a babyface's strengths. Always, the heel will wind up fitting the bill for this.this trope.
28th Aug '13 1:53:56 AM KidDynamite
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* WWE will occasionally have "talent competitions" that specifically play to a babyface's strengths. Always, the heel will wind up fitting the bill for this.
** John Cena vs. the Big Show in a rap battle.
** Stacy Keibler vs. Molly Holly in a dance-off.
** R-Truth & Eve Torres vs. Ted DiBiase Jr. & Maryse in a "song and dance" competition.
7th Jun '13 11:37:29 AM nombretomado
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* The ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (CN Block Party #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.

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* The ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (CN Block Party #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''AmericanIdol'' ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.
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