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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.
20th Feb '17 9:22:38 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Doctor Who: Demon Quest'' series. The first two adventures just feature the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey, with Captain Yates leaving an answering machine message in "The Relics of Time" and arriving at Nest Cottage at the very end of "The Demon of Paris". In the third story, "A Shard of Ice", it's Mrs Wibbsey who gets left out, so it ends with ''her'' leaving a message on the answering machine.

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* In the ''Doctor Who: Demon Quest'' series. The first two adventures in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' [=AudioGo=] series ''Demon Quest'' just feature the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey, with Captain Yates leaving an answering machine message in "The Relics of Time" and arriving at Nest Cottage at the very end of "The Demon of Paris". In the third story, "A Shard of Ice", it's Mrs Wibbsey who gets left out, so it ends with ''her'' leaving a message on the answering machine.
20th Feb '17 9:19:05 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Doctor Who: Demon Quest'' series. The first two adventures just feature the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey, with Captain Yates leaving an answering machine message in "The Relics of Time" and arriving at Nest Cottage at the very end of "The Demon of Paris". In the third story, "A Shard of Ice", it's Mrs Wibbsey who gets left out, so it ends with ''her'' leaving a message on the answering machine.
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27th Jan '17 4:20:32 PM RAS310
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* In Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Teddy's voice actor, Larry Murphy, was promoted to main cast. As a result of this promotion, Teddy is now written into almost every episode, although usually for just one or two scenes. Most often, he will be seen near the beginning of the episode in the restaurant as Bob and Linda explain to him the family's plans for the day and he does not appear again for the rest of the episode. If this isn't the case, he usually ends up appearing as a result of the Belchers needing his help with something. In the few episodes where Teddy doesn't appear at all, Murphy usually voices someone else instead.
** This trope is best exemplified in the episode "Li'l Hard Dad", where the subplot involves Tina needing to give a presentation at school. Louise borrows Teddy's wheelbarrow for Tina to use in the project and tells her that he wants to be in it. During the last five seconds of the episode, after Tina has given her presentation, Teddy appears outside the classroom window looking for Tina and asking if he missed it.
25th Dec '16 8:30:29 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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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]].
22nd Oct '16 11:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Furious Five from the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise often get this treatment. It doesn't help that, with the narrative function they serve, there could easily be less than five of them, and yet the five of them are almost always together and need to have lines in every movie. Tigress is the most vocal of them, generally being the spokesperson for the Five, while Mantis and Crane cover the comic relief role, but Monkey and Viper... let's just say that viewers often complain that they can't recall either of them having ''any'' lines.
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* The Furious Five from the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise often get this treatment. It doesn't help that, with the narrative function they serve, there could easily be less than five of them, and yet the five of them are almost always together and need to have lines in every movie. Tigress is the most vocal of them, generally being the spokesperson for the Five, while Mantis and Crane cover the comic relief role, but Monkey and Viper... let's just say that viewers often complain that they can't recall either of them having ''any'' lines.
3rd Sep '16 9:26:04 PM trulymadmoves
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* The Furious Five from the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise often get this treatment. It doesn't help that, with the narrative function they serve, there could easily be less than five of them, and yet the five of them are almost always together and need to have lines in every movie. Tigress is the most vocal of them, generally being the spokesperson for the Five, while Mantis and Crane cover the comic relief role, but Monkey and Viper... let's just say that viewers often complain that they can't recall either of them having ''any'' lines.



* The Furious Five from the ''Franchise/KungFuPanda'' franchise often get this treatment. It doesn't help that, with the narrative function they serve, there could easily be less than five of them, and yet the five of them are almost always together and need to have lines in every movie. Tigress is the most vocal of them, generally being the spokesperson for the Five, while Mantis and Crane cover the comic relief role, but Monkey and Viper... let's just say that viewers often complain that they can't recall either of them having ''any'' lines.
3rd Sep '16 9:24:22 PM trulymadmoves
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* The Furious Five from the ''Franchise/KungFuPanda'' franchise often get this treatment. It doesn't help that, with the narrative function they serve, there could easily be less than five of them, and yet the five of them are almost always together and need to have lines in every movie. Tigress is the most vocal of them, generally being the spokesperson for the Five, while Mantis and Crane cover the comic relief role, but Monkey and Viper... let's just say that viewers often complain that they can't recall either of them having ''any'' lines.
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