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8th Sep '17 5:47:56 AM 64SuperNintendo
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6th Sep '17 7:59:05 AM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The main four appear in every episode for at least a few seconds. A few episodes from Season 2 have Mr. Cat be absent for most of the plot, and suddenly show up at the end and tell everybody to [[HangoverSensitivity shut up and stop making noise since he has a hangover]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The main four appear in every episode for at least a few seconds. A few episodes from Season 2 later seasons have Mr. Cat be absent for most of the plot, and suddenly show up at the end and tell everybody to [[HangoverSensitivity shut up and stop making noise since he has a hangover]]. In one episode, this is lampshaded hilariously with the mandatory line being "How dare you make an episode without me?!".
2nd Sep '17 11:03:53 AM nombretomado
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*** That's because AlysonHannigan is song-shy and she asked Creator/JossWhedon to leave her out of the singing as much as possible.

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*** That's because AlysonHannigan Creator/AlysonHannigan is song-shy and she asked Creator/JossWhedon to leave her out of the singing as much as possible.
23rd Jun '17 10:54:15 AM JoeMerl
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** Kang and Kodos get at least this in every Halloween Special they don't have a major appearance in. Lampshaded in one of them where they appear at the end to complain about not being included in the episode.

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** Kang and Kodos get at least this appear in every Halloween Special they don't have "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror." While sometimes they're the focus of a major appearance in. Lampshaded in segment, of they're just a shoehorned [[TheCameo cameo]], and at other times they're just the focus of the opening or end credits. In one of them where they appear at the end to complain latter cases they're actually complaining about not being included in the episode. episode.
23rd Jun '17 10:17:06 AM JoeMerl
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* Generally Ferb from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' will speak no more than two to three times per episode. His lines are made all the funnier by how rare they are.

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* Generally Ferb [[TheQuietOne Ferb]] from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' will speak no more than two to three times per episode. ("He's more a man of action.") His lines are made all the funnier by how rare they are.
14th May '17 9:04:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Trigun}}'' episode "Little Arcadia," the main protagonist, Vash, appears in both major fight scenes for all of about a minute total of episode time. However, [[spoiler: he did save the day, if only from hiding]].

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* In the ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'' episode "Little Arcadia," the main protagonist, Vash, appears in both major fight scenes for all of about a minute total of episode time. However, [[spoiler: he did save the day, if only from hiding]].
30th Apr '17 3:33:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] on the TotalDramaIsland series, where by the third episode, expect half the cast to not speak at all, however [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that it was notably done to avoid this trope.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] on the TotalDramaIsland WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland series, where by the third episode, expect half the cast to not speak at all, however [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that it was notably done to avoid this trope.



* ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Simpson Safari" plays with this in the scene where it's revealed that Doctor Bushwell is using the monkeys to run a diamond mine:

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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Simpson Safari" plays with this in the scene where it's revealed that Doctor Bushwell is using the monkeys to run a diamond mine:
23rd Apr '17 11:40:07 AM nombretomado
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Captain Hero's Marriage Pact" when Toot and Clara show up out of nowhere at the end of the episode to comment on how they haven't been getting any screen time that week. This had nothing to do with ensuring that the actor got screen time, though, as TaraStrong, who voices both characters, would have been heavily featured in the episode anyway, as the voice of guest character Unusually Flexible Girl.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Captain Hero's Marriage Pact" when Toot and Clara show up out of nowhere at the end of the episode to comment on how they haven't been getting any screen time that week. This had nothing to do with ensuring that the actor got screen time, though, as TaraStrong, Creator/TaraStrong, who voices both characters, would have been heavily featured in the episode anyway, as the voice of guest character Unusually Flexible Girl.
7th Apr '17 5:48:45 PM nombretomado
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* Also a common complaint with ''ProjectXZone''. Every character in your party has to get a line in each chapter, and considering the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters this game has, it tends to drag.

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* Also a common complaint with ''ProjectXZone''.''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. Every character in your party has to get a line in each chapter, and considering the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters this game has, it tends to drag.
13th Mar '17 6:29:32 PM MisterBeeg
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' where Chowder calls out for Mung and Truffles' help, despite not appearing in the episode. Then they both appear, commenting that they don't have very many lines in the episode.
** Played straight in "Tofu Town Showdown", where Mung only has one line of dialogue at the very end.
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