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17th Aug '17 12:43:11 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Series/TheBill'' did it for its 20th anniversary in 2003 and did so again in 2005 for ITV's 50th anniversary. In the first instance, its 'live' status was proven on screen when Jim Carver was seen [[AuthenticationByNewspaper reading that day's Daily Mirror]].

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* ''Series/TheBill'' did it for its 20th anniversary in 2003 (featuring the murder of Juliet Becker and Gary Best's confrontation with his father's killer) and did so again in 2005 for ITV's 50th anniversary.anniversary (featuring a hostage situation at the station). In the first instance, its 'live' status was proven on screen when Jim Carver was seen [[AuthenticationByNewspaper reading that day's Daily Mirror]].


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* ''Series/BlueHeelers'' did this with the episode "Reasonable Doubt".
29th Apr '17 12:53:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the past, before video-recording was common (or even ''invented'', as per Creator/BettyWhite's comment above), many programmes were necessarily live, especially [[SoapOpera soaps]]. A 1983 ep of ''Series/SearchForTomorrow'' was done live after the master tapes were accidentally erased. But by the time ''OneLifeToLive'' did a week of live eps in 2002, live eps were more a gimmick than a necessity. (Even with the ''Search'' example, many people accused NBC of lying about the lost tape to generate buzz for the show.) Incidentally, the necessity of live episodes for soaps (plus later, the practice of video wiping) is why not many 60s and 70s soap eps are [[MissingEpisode known to exist]] ({{Game Show}}s have also suffered from this as well).

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* In the past, before video-recording was common (or even ''invented'', as per Creator/BettyWhite's comment above), many programmes were necessarily live, especially [[SoapOpera soaps]]. A 1983 ep of ''Series/SearchForTomorrow'' was done live after the master tapes were accidentally erased. But by the time ''OneLifeToLive'' ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' did a week of live eps in 2002, live eps were more a gimmick than a necessity. (Even with the ''Search'' example, many people accused NBC of lying about the lost tape to generate buzz for the show.) Incidentally, the necessity of live episodes for soaps (plus later, the practice of video wiping) is why not many 60s and 70s soap eps are [[MissingEpisode known to exist]] ({{Game Show}}s have also suffered from this as well).
27th Apr '17 12:53:45 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has done it three times, always playing off ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' which Drew Carey was concurrently hosting, and on which ''Drew Carey'' cast member Ryan Stiles was a constant presence. The only other ''Whose Line'' regular to appear on all three shows was Brad Sherwood, acting as MC. Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady appeared in the first two episodes but were inexplicably absent from the third. Pianist Laura Hall also appeared in the first two episodes, and Greg Proops appeared in the second and third. Chip Esten and Jeff Davis appeared only in the third, forming a trio with Greg of the "Stall for Time Players". Every so often Sherwood would force them to randomly do a scene over again or do a scene with a particular quirk... like on ''Whose Line''. By the end of one episode, Colin had kissed Drew, outed himself as a cannibal and Ryan/Lewis had a horrible mouth fungal infection from licking door knobs.

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has done it three times, always playing off ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' which Drew Carey was concurrently hosting, and on which ''Drew Carey'' cast member Ryan Stiles was a constant presence. The only other ''Whose Line'' regular to appear on all three shows was Brad Sherwood, acting as MC. Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady Creator/WayneBrady appeared in the first two episodes but were inexplicably absent from the third. Pianist Laura Hall also appeared in the first two episodes, and Greg Proops appeared in the second and third. Chip Esten and Jeff Davis appeared only in the third, forming a trio with Greg of the "Stall for Time Players". Every so often Sherwood would force them to randomly do a scene over again or do a scene with a particular quirk... like on ''Whose Line''. By the end of one episode, Colin had kissed Drew, outed himself as a cannibal and Ryan/Lewis had a horrible mouth fungal infection from licking door knobs.
2nd Mar '17 11:54:43 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/BettyWhite''' guest hosting '''''Series/SaturdayNightLive''''', May 8, 2010

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-->--'''Creator/BettyWhite''' -->-- '''Creator/BettyWhite''' guest hosting '''''Series/SaturdayNightLive''''', May 8, 2010
30th Aug '16 7:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* In fiction: ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' has DustinHoffman's [[SweetPollyOliver cross-dressing actor]] taking advantage of a live scene on a soap to reveal himself to everyone.

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* In fiction: ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' has DustinHoffman's Creator/DustinHoffman's [[SweetPollyOliver cross-dressing actor]] taking advantage of a live scene on a soap to reveal himself to everyone.
29th Jul '16 5:41:02 PM Lirodon
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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had an episode where only the opening shot was done live. It was aired after the SuperBowl, and the live segment was Dick running into the stadium to warn people of an AlienInvasion.

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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had an episode where only the with a live opening shot was done live. It was aired after the SuperBowl, and the live segment was sequence, in which Dick running into interrupts Bryant Gumbel during a post-game report at the stadium SuperBowl to warn people of an AlienInvasion.
14th May '16 11:14:30 PM nombretomado
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** The show also had fake commercials to give more time for set changes. Notably the jokes in these commercials were different on the East & West Coast feeds. (e.g. two phony [=PSAs=] done by [[MadMen John Hamm]] as his ''Series/ThirtyRock'' character Dr. Drew, announcing important breakthroughs in hand transplants. On one feed Hamm had an executed criminal's hand which attempted to strangle him; on the other feed Hamm had a woman's hand that molested him.)

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** The show also had fake commercials to give more time for set changes. Notably the jokes in these commercials were different on the East & West Coast feeds. (e.g. two phony [=PSAs=] done by [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen John Hamm]] as his ''Series/ThirtyRock'' character Dr. Drew, announcing important breakthroughs in hand transplants. On one feed Hamm had an executed criminal's hand which attempted to strangle him; on the other feed Hamm had a woman's hand that molested him.)
12th May '16 3:11:54 PM NESBoy
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* Also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where ''WesternAnimation/ItchyAndScratchy'' voice actor June Bellamy says "Few cartoons are broadcast live, it places terrible strain on the animator's wrists".

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* Also parodied ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Parodied
in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Itchy & Scratch & Poochy Show", where ''WesternAnimation/ItchyAndScratchy'' voice actor June Bellamy says "Few cartoons are broadcast live, it places terrible strain on the animator's wrists".wrists".
** Played straight in the episode "Simprovised", where the last three minutes is dedicated to Homer interacting live with a phoneline, as well as a question from Twitter. This was made possible with [[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/06/simpsons-live-episode-homer-al-jean the latest advancements in motion capture technology]]. Fittingly, the plot of the episode involves Homer turning to improv comedy to become a better public speaker.
11th May '16 12:41:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Yet again parodied on ChildrensHospital's "live episode", during which various mishaps happened on the set, such as camera breaking, actors bailing out mid scene and crew members appearing in shot multiple times. They also spoofed the above mentioned ''Tootsie'' example when [[spoiler: Malin Akerman revealed herself to be Jon Hamm in disguise!]]

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* Yet again parodied on ChildrensHospital's ''Series/ChildrensHospital'''s "live episode", during which various mishaps happened on the set, such as camera breaking, actors bailing out mid scene and crew members appearing in shot multiple times. They also spoofed the above mentioned ''Tootsie'' example when [[spoiler: Malin Akerman revealed herself to be Jon Hamm in disguise!]]
1st Apr '16 10:21:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'' has done it three times, always playing off ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' which Drew Carey was concurrently hosting, and on which ''Drew Carey'' cast member Ryan Stiles was a constant presence. The only other ''Whose Line'' regular to appear on all three shows was Brad Sherwood, acting as MC. Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady appeared in the first two episodes but were inexplicably absent from the third. Pianist Laura Hall also appeared in the first two episodes, and Greg Proops appeared in the second and third. Chip Esten and Jeff Davis appeared only in the third, forming a trio with Greg of the "Stall for Time Players". Every so often Sherwood would force them to randomly do a scene over again or do a scene with a particular quirk... like on ''Whose Line''. By the end of one episode, Colin had kissed Drew, outed himself as a cannibal and Ryan/Lewis had a horrible mouth fungal infection from licking door knobs.

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* ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' has done it three times, always playing off ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' which Drew Carey was concurrently hosting, and on which ''Drew Carey'' cast member Ryan Stiles was a constant presence. The only other ''Whose Line'' regular to appear on all three shows was Brad Sherwood, acting as MC. Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady appeared in the first two episodes but were inexplicably absent from the third. Pianist Laura Hall also appeared in the first two episodes, and Greg Proops appeared in the second and third. Chip Esten and Jeff Davis appeared only in the third, forming a trio with Greg of the "Stall for Time Players". Every so often Sherwood would force them to randomly do a scene over again or do a scene with a particular quirk... like on ''Whose Line''. By the end of one episode, Colin had kissed Drew, outed himself as a cannibal and Ryan/Lewis had a horrible mouth fungal infection from licking door knobs.
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