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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.
19th Mar '16 3:31:43 AM Hossmeister
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1st Jan '16 6:15:56 PM Lirodon
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* ''Series/HollywoodGameNight'' did a live, New Year's Eve edition in 2015.
30th Oct '15 10:51:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** The '' Search'' live ep is even more suspicious, happening not long after the movie ''{{Tootsie}}'', in which an almost identical incident is part of the plotline, was released. Coincidence or contrivance?

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** The '' Search'' live ep is even more suspicious, happening not long after the movie ''{{Tootsie}}'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'', in which an almost identical incident is part of the plotline, was released. Coincidence or contrivance?



* ''WillAndGrace'' did one in 2005, for the first episode of the final season, and another one several episodes later.
* Fox sitcom ''{{Roc}}'' arguably started the modern-day trend for live episodes. After presenting one episode live in the first season, the entire second season was broadcast live. It went back to taped shows for its third (and last) season.

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* ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' did one in 2005, for the first episode of the final season, and another one several episodes later.
* Fox sitcom ''{{Roc}}'' ''Series/{{Roc}}'' arguably started the modern-day trend for live episodes. After presenting one episode live in the first season, the entire second season was broadcast live. It went back to taped shows for its third (and last) season.



* Unlike US soaps of the same period, only the first few episodes of ''CoronationStreet'' were shown live in 1960. Exactly 40 years later ''Coronation Street'' again did a live episode for its 40th anniversary. This one was notable for featuring one of the characters, Audrey Roberts meeting (the real) Prince Charles (albeit that particular scene was pre-recorded with the other characters watching Audrey meet Prince Charles in a TV broadcast).
* Sticking with British soaps, ''{{Eastenders}}'' celebrated 25 years with its first live episode.

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* Unlike US soaps of the same period, only the first few episodes of ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' were shown live in 1960. Exactly 40 years later ''Coronation Street'' again did a live episode for its 40th anniversary. This one was notable for featuring one of the characters, Audrey Roberts meeting (the real) Prince Charles (albeit that particular scene was pre-recorded with the other characters watching Audrey meet Prince Charles in a TV broadcast).
* Sticking with British soaps, ''{{Eastenders}}'' ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' celebrated 25 years with its first live episode.



* ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' - a sitcom shot with a single camera with no laugh track - did a live episode, complete with live audience, [[spoiler:and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfuss]] playing Liz in her flashbacks, because "My memory has ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' money"]]. The [[VideoInsideFilmOutside different look]] was immediately {{Lampshaded}}:

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* ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'' - a sitcom shot with a single camera with no laugh track - did a live episode, complete with live audience, [[spoiler:and [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfuss]] playing Liz in her flashbacks, because "My memory has ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' money"]]. The [[VideoInsideFilmOutside different look]] was immediately {{Lampshaded}}:



* ''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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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''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.
10th May '15 5:56:37 PM bombadil211
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* ''Series/{{Undateable}}'' had a fourth wall breaking live episode in its second season that was packed with celebrity cameos (mostly from ''Seres/{{Scrubs}}'') and generated an enormous amount of buzz. So much that the entire third season is set to be broadcast live.
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