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31st Dec '16 7:00:15 PM nombretomado
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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 Alice can't sing, Bob can't write songs and Charlie can't play the ukulele. 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'' ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Alice can't sing, Bob can't write songs and Charlie can't play the ukulele. He, she, or they will either:



* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': the winning entry from Monaco in the ''EurovisionSongContest'' is a nonsensical ditty called "Bing Tiddle Tiddle Bong".

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': the winning entry from Monaco in the ''EurovisionSongContest'' ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' is a nonsensical ditty called "Bing Tiddle Tiddle Bong".










* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].

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\n* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 EurovisionSongContest.Series/EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].
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* Also done in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).

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\n* Also done Done in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).



* In ''TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".
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30th Aug '16 12:38:24 PM Lawyerdude
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* In ''TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".
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.
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