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24th Sep '17 1:07:32 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* Exaggerated in ''Animation/GogonaDaTovlisGunda'', whose cast consists of only two characters, Snowball the snow boy and an unnamed human girl.
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20th Sep '17 8:44:23 PM PaulA
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* Several Creator/DavidMamet plays, notably ''Theatre/SpeedThePlow'', ''Boston Marriage'', and ''Theatre/AmericanBuffalo''.

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* Several Creator/DavidMamet plays, notably ''Theatre/SpeedThePlow'', ''Boston Marriage'', plays:
** ''Theatre/SpeedThePlow'' has a cast of three: film producers Bobby
and ''Theatre/AmericanBuffalo''.Charlie, and secretary Karen.
** ''Theatre/BostonMarriage'' has a cast of three: best friends Anna and Claire, and Anna's maid Catherine.
** ''Theatre/AmericanBuffalo'' has a cast of three: Donny, Bobby and Teach.
24th Aug '17 12:03:56 AM marston
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** The only characters in [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/145660/octaves Octaves]] are Vinyl Scratch and Octavia, and they as well as two extras are the only ponies with speaking roles. Other characters, such as Vinyl's boss or the music critic that gave Vinyl's album a negative review, [[TheGhost are mentioned frequently but never actually appear]].
20th Aug '17 2:23:39 AM TitoMosquito
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* Any old theatrical cartoon series, despite having dozens of available characters in their recurring cast, will mostly have just one or two main characters and at least one antagonist in any individual cartoon. The ''WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner}}'' cartoons are a good example of this: no character other than Wile E. and the Road Runner appear. Sometimes the series character will be the only one on screen, such as many of the early ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' shorts, or the Goofy "How-To" cartoons, where even the ones with team sports will have Goofy as every player.

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* Any old theatrical cartoon series, despite having dozens of available characters in their recurring cast, will mostly have just one or two main characters and at least one antagonist in any individual cartoon. The ''WesternAnimation/{{Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner}}'' cartoons are a good example of this: no character other than Wile E. and the Road Runner appear.appear[[note]]except for a few[[/note]]. Sometimes the series character will be the only one on screen, such as many of the early ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' shorts, or the Goofy "How-To" cartoons, where even the ones with team sports will have Goofy as every player.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{DonkeyKongCountry}}'' animated series takes place on an island which basically house six monkeys (DK, Diddy, Cranky, Candy, Bluster, and Dixie) and three crocodiles (K. Rool, Krusha, and Klump). Once in a while a ship with three pirates shows up.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{DonkeyKongCountry}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' animated series takes place on an island which basically house six eight monkeys (DK, Diddy, Cranky, Candy, Funky, Bluster, Dixie, and Dixie) Eddie the Mean Old Yeti) and three crocodiles (K. Rool, Krusha, and Klump).Klump)[[note]]and a seemingly endless army of Kritters and Klap-Traps[[/note]]. Once in a while a ship with three pirates shows up. It's also mentioned there are offscreen residents, such as Bluster's mom, but it's unclear if they live on the island or somewhere off-island.
11th Aug '17 5:14:07 PM N8han11
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' as a whole had a very large cast, but several of the internal casts were Minimalist: Rita and Runt shorts never involved any other characters. Neither did Pinky and The Brain. Mr Skullhead appeared, always alone, in vignettes.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' as a whole had a very large cast, but several of the internal casts were Minimalist: Rita and Runt shorts never involved any other characters. Neither did Pinky and The Brain. Mr Skullhead appeared, always alone, in vignettes.
6th Aug '17 7:42:59 PM PaulA
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* This is simply a commonality for smaller plays, especially one-acts such as every single play from ''[[Creator/DavidIves All in the Timing]]''. Contest productions, themselves often being limited to a set time, often only have a handful of characters and simply delegates the roles of cut parts to the main characters to save time on both blocking and rehearsal. As such, smaller casts should be taken relative to the length of the play: An hour long cutting of ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' is minimalist even at the full nine person cast, while a ten minute long one with three characters is fairly dense.

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* This is simply a commonality for smaller plays, especially one-acts such as every single play from ''[[Creator/DavidIves All Creator/DavidIves' ''All in the Timing]]''.Timing''. Contest productions, themselves often being limited to a set time, often only have a handful of characters and simply delegates the roles of cut parts to the main characters to save time on both blocking and rehearsal. As such, smaller casts should be taken relative to the length of the play: An hour long cutting of ''Theatre/ADollsHouse'' is minimalist even at the full nine person cast, while a ten minute long one with three characters is fairly dense.
3rd Aug '17 12:37:20 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' has a grand total of seven human characters living on the island, plus a few animals. The cast was slightly expanded in the second season with the Cuzzlewitz kids. However, a number of one-shot characters visited the island in a few episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' has a grand total of seven eight human characters living on the island, plus a few animals. The cast was slightly expanded in the second season with the coming of the Cuzzlewitz kids. However, clan, and a number of one-shot characters have visited the island in (including a few episodes.cruise ship full of people).
2nd Jul '17 4:53:11 AM NightShade96
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* ''Film/{{Closetland}}'' has a cast of two, Madeline Stowe and AlanRickman, performing in a single interrogation room for all but the [[AmbiguousEnding final minute]].

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* ''Film/{{Closetland}}'' has a cast of two, Madeline Stowe and AlanRickman, Creator/AlanRickman, performing in a single interrogation room for all but the [[AmbiguousEnding final minute]].
25th Jun '17 9:49:11 AM Madrugada
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' as a whole had a very large cast, but several of the internal casts were Minimalist: Rita and Runt shorts never involved any other characters. Neither did Pinky and The Brain. Mr Skullhead appeared, always alone, in vignettes.
24th Jun '17 6:35:22 PM Matt620
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* Not at all uncommon for the SurvivalSandbox genre of games, as a lack of support is an almost quintessential part of the experience.
** ''VideoGame/TheLongDark'' has only the main character, human corpses, and animals.
** ''VideoGame/StrandedDeep'' has no humans but the player and plenty of animals.
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