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19th Jul '16 3:18:44 PM Awesomesauce210
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^An InUniverse example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Ms Carol always comes up with a new fun phrase for a child to repeat as part of her popular children's show. Angelica sneaks backstage and overhears Carol exclaim that she thinks all children are little (Cue DiscretionShot). Angelica gleefully concludes that it's some sort of secret fun phrase and that she'll definitely be rewarded when Ms Carol asks her the question because she's the only one that knows the answer. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues and MsCarol is ruined.

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^An * An InUniverse example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Ms ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. Ms. Carol always comes up with a new fun phrase for a child to repeat as part of her popular children's show. Angelica sneaks backstage and overhears Carol exclaim that she thinks all children are little (Cue DiscretionShot). Angelica gleefully concludes that it's some sort of secret fun phrase and that she'll definitely be rewarded when Ms Carol asks her the question because she's the only one that knows the answer. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues and MsCarol Ms. Carol is ruined.
9th Jul '16 10:28:14 AM McJeff
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* Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}} once had to chase a chicken in a training scene for a match with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. Problem was it was cold and snowy out. The chicken wasn't having any of it, and refused to do anything at all. Vince actually belly-flopped into the snow and flailed around trying to make the chicken run from him, to no avail. Eventually he and Shane just picked the poor chicken up and laughed about the whole thing not working.

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* Wrestling/{{Vince Wrestling/WWE has tried to work with animals on a few occasions. It has never worked out.
**During the early 90s, the British Bulldogs were given a mascot in an actual bulldog named Matilda. Bulldogs are normally very placid and safe for using even on live television, but Afa the Wild Samoan had gotten her a big drink just before the British Bulldogs match. Matilda took a gigantic pee in the ring, infuriating the wrestlers who had to work on the urine-soaked mat, and getting WWF banned from Boston for several years.
**{{Vince
McMahon}} once had to chase a chicken in a training scene for a match with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin. Problem was it was cold and snowy out. The chicken wasn't having any of it, and refused to do anything at all. Vince actually belly-flopped into the snow and flailed around trying to make the chicken run from him, to no avail. Eventually he and Shane just picked the poor chicken up and laughed about the whole thing not working.working.
**In the excreable Kennel in a Cell match, the gimmick was that in between the two cages that make up Hell in a Cell, there would be two ferocious guard dogs. The problem was that the dogs (two rottweilers) weren't remotely ferocious. They defecated at ringside, mated, tried to get petted by the fans, and generally acted like overgrown puppies.
30th Jun '16 9:55:10 PM Benthelame
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^An InUniverse example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Ms Carol always comes up with a new fun phrase for a child to repeat as part of her popular children's show. Angelica sneaks backstage and overhears Carol exclaim that she thinks all children are little (Cue DiscretionShot). Angelica gleefully concludes that it's some sort of secret fun phrase and that she'll definitely be rewarded when Ms Carol asks her the question because she's the only one that knows the answer. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues and MsCarol is ruined.
13th Jun '16 10:17:22 PM JMQwilleran
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* This is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in Creator/WilliamShatner's book ''Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man''. He was talking with Steve Guttenberg about the play ''Three Men and a Baby'' and asked him if the adage among actors that the hardest thing to do was to work with animals and babies was true. Guttenberg smiled, shook his head, and told him "That's not true at all. The hardest thing is not working."
30th May '16 9:37:35 AM Luigifan
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-->''"My biggest pride is seeing the pictures now, and watching the three of them from a distance, and seeing them do an entire scene in one shot. Seriously, I know that sounds funny, but in the old days -- and, you know, the old days meaning eight years ago -- and in that first picture in particular, it's filled with cuts because they couldn't really get beyond the first line without either looking into the camera, laughing or looking at the lights."''

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-->''"My biggest pride is seeing the pictures now, and watching the three of them from a distance, and seeing them do an entire scene in one shot. Seriously, I know that sounds funny, but in the old days -- and, you know, the old days meaning eight years ago -- and in that first picture in particular, it's filled with cuts because they couldn't really get beyond the first line without either looking into the camera, laughing [[{{Corpsing}} laughing]], or looking at the lights."''



* ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'' ran on getting a bunch of kids to play silly games and throw [[CoveredInGunge gunge]] over each other, live. It's not surprising they sometimes got a bit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM6J_P3APXk&t=0m25s overexcited.]] One boy, Raja, almost broke the hosts- he wouldn't stop running round and hitting them. Dom stopped being an ExcitedKidsShowHost and started just telling him off and asking the producers what to do next; they even got him on the ClipShow DaDickAndDomDiaries, four years later, to explain himself. ("I'm a really nice guy when you get to know me".)
* The little girl of perhaps ten or eleven, on a Saturday morning zoo show, who was innocent of the subtleties of French pronunciation. Given a link to do concerning the afternoon's sporting attractions, she read off the autocue

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* ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow'' ran on getting a bunch of kids to play silly games and throw [[CoveredInGunge gunge]] over each other, live. It's not surprising they sometimes got a bit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM6J_P3APXk&t=0m25s overexcited.]] One boy, Raja, almost broke the hosts- hosts -- he wouldn't stop running round and hitting them. Dom stopped being an ExcitedKidsShowHost and started just telling him off and asking the producers what to do next; they even got him on the ClipShow DaDickAndDomDiaries, four years later, to explain himself. ("I'm a really nice guy when you get to know me".)
* The little girl of perhaps ten or eleven, on a Saturday morning zoo show, who was innocent of the subtleties of French pronunciation. Given a link to do concerning the afternoon's sporting attractions, she read off the autocueautocue:



--> ''(Producer)'' I think you'll find it's pronounced "Grond Pree"...
--> ''(Little Girl, after a second's consideration)'' Well, it says "Grand Pricks" here!

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--> ''(Producer)'' ''(Producer):'' I think you'll find it's pronounced "Grond Pree"...
--> ''(Little Girl, after a second's consideration)'' consideration):'' Well, it says "Grand Pricks" here!



* ''Series/BluePeter''- An elephant defecating on camera and walking out of the studio, stepping on John Noakes' foot in the process.

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* ''Series/BluePeter''- ''Series/BluePeter'': An elephant defecating on camera and walking out of the studio, stepping on John Noakes' foot in the process.



** Also shown in a documentary reel about the making of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' were Creator/GeorgeLucas' problems with the snakes. During one scene, Lucas had set up a ring of torches to keep the snakes away, but being cold-blooded reptiles they are naturally drawn to sources of heat and kept slithering nearer. At one point, he just grabs one by the 'neck' and stares it in the eyes, yelling:

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** Also shown in a documentary reel about the making of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' were Creator/GeorgeLucas' problems with the snakes. During one scene, Lucas had set up a ring of torches to keep the snakes away, but being cold-blooded reptiles reptiles, they are naturally drawn to sources of heat and kept slithering nearer. At one point, he just grabs one by the 'neck' and stares it in the eyes, yelling:



* Lampshaded by Creator/StephenColbert after [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/225629/april-23-2009/elizabeth-bintliff introducing a calf named Daisy]] on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' - the calf spooked at the cameras, interrupted him by mooing and generally misbehaved.

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* Lampshaded by Creator/StephenColbert after [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/225629/april-23-2009/elizabeth-bintliff introducing a calf named Daisy]] on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' - the calf spooked at the cameras, interrupted him by mooing mooing, and generally misbehaved.



** They also once attempted to test the theory that running in a zig-zag will help you dodge a crocodile... but couldn't get the crocodiles to actually chase them or the rig they built carrying a chicken carcass as bait. At one point the crocodile (regularly fed by the sanctuary where the episode was being filmed, mind you) looked at the chicken as if to consider it for a moment, and then seemed to go "nah, not worth it" and ignored it. Incidentally this helped bust the myth since crocodiles are ambush predators and don't tend to chase their prey much beyond the water, and the myth was busted not because it didn't work, but because it wasn't ''necessary''. (Of course, if the croc/gator hasn't eaten awhile or it's mating season, when the males get territorial...there's a reason the show's motto is DoNotTryThisAtHome.)

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** They also once attempted to test the theory that running in a zig-zag will help you dodge a crocodile... but couldn't get the crocodiles to actually chase them or the rig they built carrying a chicken carcass as bait. At one point the crocodile (regularly fed by the sanctuary where the episode was being filmed, mind you) looked at the chicken as if to consider it for a moment, and then seemed to go "nah, not worth it" and ignored it. Incidentally Incidentally, this helped bust the myth since crocodiles are ambush predators and don't tend to chase their prey much beyond the water, and the myth was busted not because it didn't work, but because it wasn't ''necessary''. (Of course, if the croc/gator hasn't eaten awhile or it's mating season, when the males get territorial...there's a reason the show's motto is DoNotTryThisAtHome.)
16th May '16 5:39:41 AM MoonByte
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* While [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry's]] cat doesn't ''work'' persay, it does interrupt his recordings at times, distracting Cry from narrating.

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* If a Let's Player has a pet that could make noise or disturb them, they will at one point do so.
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While [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry's]] cat doesn't ''work'' persay, it does interrupt his recordings at times, distracting Cry from narrating.


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** LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} has two puppies of his own. Mind you, those puppies are big labrador or golden retrievers. Whenever he ends up filming since getting them, there is a real chance that he will pause at one point to tell Chica that she's not supposed on stealing his socks, on licking his legs or mess with his chair.
** A whole episode of SeaNanners was about how he and the other players had a great time being amused by Hutch's dog barking and whining in the background. Also the episode where Miles the cat decided to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YucIpFYCo8 use his 5 seconds of fame to purr loudly into the microphone]].
8th May '16 3:58:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** The little girl was Melissa Wilkes, who went on to play Jackie Wright in ''GrangeHill''.

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** The little girl was Melissa Wilkes, who went on to play Jackie Wright in ''GrangeHill''.''Series/GrangeHill''.
11th Mar '16 8:16:38 AM Lopiny
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** His other bird, Cinnamon, is apparently even worse, as even if she doesn't show up often she's acquired a tendency to chew on Jon's face, leaving gashes that require makeup to cover up later.
6th Mar '16 4:09:19 PM Yuihime
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* Zig-zagged in-universe in ''Film/{{Willow}}''. The first time Willow performs his "disappearing pig" trick, the pig escapes, revealing that the trick was mere slight-of-hand. Everybody laughs, and Willow is shamed. [[spoiler: In the climax, Willow performs a "disappearing baby" trick with the much more immobile Elora Danan, and Queen Bavmorda [[SelfDisposingVillain falls for it]].]]
22nd Feb '16 7:46:21 PM jccw227
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* The reason that the family dog, Tiger, was written out of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' was because the original dog was killed when he was hit by a car and the replacement dog was too unpredictable, so he was phased him out by the show's second season.

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* The reason that the family dog, Tiger, was written out of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' was because the original dog was killed when he was hit by a car and the replacement dog was too unpredictable, so he was phased him out by the show's second season.
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