History Main / NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals

23rd May '18 6:09:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* This is most likely the reason [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys the Librarian]] is totally absent from the TV Movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. One imagines it's much easier to ''write'' about orangutans playing pipe organs than to film them doing so.

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* This is most likely the reason [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys the Librarian]] is [[AdaptedOut totally absent absent]] from the TV Movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. One imagines it's much easier to ''write'' about orangutans playing pipe organs than to film them doing so.
21st May '18 6:21:58 AM RedScharlach
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* Several examples in''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':

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* Several examples in''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': in ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':



* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms way by its owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.

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* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's members' parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms harm's way by its owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.



* In one instance of Jack Hanna being on David Letterman's show, a pair of armadillos ended up[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5yiJlcf4I&t=8m18s demonstrating the species'... ''embodiment'']].

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* In one instance of Jack Hanna being on David Letterman's show, a pair of armadillos ended up[[http://www.up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5yiJlcf4I&t=8m18s demonstrating the species'... ''embodiment'']].



* Creator/DavidAttenborough recalled in a preface to some of his ''Zoo Quest'' books the 1950 weekly BBC TV programmes with George Cansdale of London Zoo. Cansdale would bring an animal, put it on the desk and tell about it. Since film was expensive, all broadcasts were live, and misbehaving animals were part of the programmes' charm. Most troubles involved either an animal relieving itself on the table or Cansdale's trousers, or less often trying to escape or biting. However, making photos of animals seems to be the least of Attenborough's problems in ''Zoo Quest'' books.

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* Creator/DavidAttenborough recalled in a preface to some of his ''Zoo Quest'' books the 1950 weekly BBC TV programmes programme of the same name with George Cansdale of London Zoo. Cansdale would bring an animal, put it on the desk and tell talk about it. Since film was expensive, all broadcasts were live, and misbehaving animals were part of the programmes' programme's charm. Most troubles involved either an animal relieving itself on the table or Cansdale's trousers, or less often trying to escape or biting. However, making taking photos of animals seems to be the least of Attenborough's problems in the ''Zoo Quest'' books.



* One television reporter [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okJL4x8NWrs learned the hard way]] why it's a ''very'' bad idea to get up close and personal with a dog who doesn't know you (especially one whom, in this case, had been through a very traumatic event where it had to be rescued from a frozen lake only the day before).

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* One television reporter [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okJL4x8NWrs learned the hard way]] why it's a ''very'' bad idea to get up close and personal with a dog who doesn't know you (especially one whom, who, in this case, had been through a very traumatic event where it had to be rescued from a frozen lake only the day before).



** 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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** While [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry's]] cat doesn't ''work'' persay, per se, it does interrupt his recordings at times, distracting Cry from narrating.



** 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.

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** LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} has two puppies of his own. Mind you, those puppies are big labrador labradors or golden retrievers. Whenever he ends up filming since getting them, there is a real chance that he will pause at one some point to tell Chica that she's not supposed on to be stealing his socks, on licking his legs or mess messing with his chair.



** The sheep gave such trouble that Creator/AngLee at one point declared, "No more sheeps. Never again sheeps." (Except ten years later he did ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', where apparently the sheep were even more of a headache). The babies presented an unusual problem: the scene called for a crying baby, and none of them would cry.

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** The sheep gave such trouble that Creator/AngLee at one point declared, "No more sheeps. Never again sheeps." (Except ten years later he did ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', where apparently the sheep were even more of a headache). headache.) The babies presented an unusual problem: the scene called for a crying baby, and none of them would cry.



* An InUniverse example occurs in ''Film/SpaceJam'', where Daffy, after escaping Michael Jordan's dog with the help of his children, quips "This is the last time I'm working with dogs or children!".

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* An InUniverse example occurs in ''Film/SpaceJam'', where Daffy, after escaping Michael Jordan's dog with the help of his children, quips "This is the last time I'm working with dogs or children!".children!"



* ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', is at least knowledgable about it, as they have Quark do VERY little in the show. Though, at least one episode includes quite a lot of reaction shots from him...

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* ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', is at least knowledgable knowledgeable about it, as they have Quark do VERY little in the show. Though, at least one episode includes quite a lot of reaction shots from him...



* Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} (that, and making his show seem more intimate)

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* Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} (that, and making his show seem more intimate)
intimate).
19th May '18 8:51:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms way by it's owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.

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* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms way by it's its owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.
* Near the end of ''Film/{{Caged}}'', a kitten accidentally gets killed in a scuffle at the prison. The kitten clearly moves its mouth even while dead.
9th May '18 8:36:17 PM Everdream
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* SwordAndSandal films set in the era of Christianity under persecution (such as ''Literature/QuoVadis'') usually had to resort to clever camera angels in order to show the martyrs being "eaten" (i.e.: playfully pounced upon) by vicious wild lions (i.e. fairly tame circus lions).

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* SwordAndSandal films set in the era of Christianity under persecution (such as ''Literature/QuoVadis'') usually had to resort to clever camera angels angles in order to show the martyrs being "eaten" (i.e.: playfully pounced upon) by vicious wild lions (i.e. fairly tame circus lions).
29th Apr '18 1:27:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Creator/MamoruOshii's crew just couldn't get the performance they wanted out of the actress in ''Avalon''. They ended up faking it by morphing several of her performances together.

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* Creator/MamoruOshii's crew just couldn't get the performance they wanted out of the child actress who played the ghost in ''Avalon''.''Film/{{Avalon}}''. They ended up faking it by morphing several of her performances together.



** While they weren't exactly "working" with the animal since it wasn't supposed to do anything but be there, the (Website/WrestleCrap-worthy) match between Wrestling/TerryFunk and Wrestling/ChrisCandido almost went horribly wrong when the WCW staff thought there was no problem having the two men brawl their way into a stable which contained a real live 400-pound horse. Funk had insisted the horse be tranquilised to make sure it was calm, but it wasn't enough, and when Funk gave Candido a piledriver in the stable right next to the animal (which wasn't even tied up) the horse got spooked and kicked Funk in the arm. Candido [[OhCrap panicked]], stopped selling the piledriver and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere scrambled out of the stable]], but [[CrazyAwesome Funk]] just shouted ''"You fucking horse! I'll kick your ass!"'' and went on to finish beating Candido down for the win, despite the fact that if the horse had aimed about six inches higher it was it might have ''ripped his head off!'' Funk even later stated that if the horse hadn't already been tranquilised the kick might actually have killed him.

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** While they weren't exactly "working" with the animal since it wasn't supposed to do anything but be there, the (Website/WrestleCrap-worthy) match between Wrestling/TerryFunk and Wrestling/ChrisCandido almost went horribly wrong when the WCW staff thought there was no problem having the two men brawl their way into a stable which contained a real live 400-pound horse. Funk had insisted the horse be tranquilised to make sure it was calm, but it wasn't enough, and when Funk gave Candido a piledriver in the stable right next to the animal (which wasn't even tied up) the horse got spooked and kicked Funk in the arm. Candido [[OhCrap panicked]], stopped selling the piledriver and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere scrambled out of the stable]], but [[CrazyAwesome Funk]] just shouted ''"You fucking horse! I'll kick your ass!"'' and went on to finish beating Candido down for the win, despite the fact that if the horse had aimed about six inches higher it was it might have ''ripped his head off!'' Funk even later stated that if the horse hadn't already been tranquilised the kick might actually have killed him.
29th Apr '18 1:14:59 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** You'd think they'd have learned what a bad idea this was from Jake's run in the WWF, specifically the time where he'd sicced his cobra on Wrestling/RandySavage while the Macho Man was tied up in the ring ropes. That time it had worked ''[[GoneHorriblyRight too]]'' well, as the (devenomised) snake sank its fangs into Savage's arm and wouldn't let go, forcing Jake to desperately try and dislodge the annoyed reptile from Savage while doing his best to preserve {{Kayfabe}}.

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** You'd think they'd have learned what a bad idea this was from Jake's run in the WWF, specifically the time where he'd sicced his cobra on Wrestling/RandySavage while the Macho Man was tied up in the ring ropes. That time it had worked ''[[GoneHorriblyRight too]]'' well, as the (devenomised) snake sank its fangs into Savage's arm and wouldn't let go, forcing Jake to desperately try and dislodge the annoyed reptile from Savage while doing his best to preserve {{Kayfabe}}.
{{Kayfabe}}. [[MemeticBadass The cobra later died after biting Savage.]]
** While they weren't exactly "working" with the animal since it wasn't supposed to do anything but be there, the (Website/WrestleCrap-worthy) match between Wrestling/TerryFunk and Wrestling/ChrisCandido almost went horribly wrong when the WCW staff thought there was no problem having the two men brawl their way into a stable which contained a real live 400-pound horse. Funk had insisted the horse be tranquilised to make sure it was calm, but it wasn't enough, and when Funk gave Candido a piledriver in the stable right next to the animal (which wasn't even tied up) the horse got spooked and kicked Funk in the arm. Candido [[OhCrap panicked]], stopped selling the piledriver and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere scrambled out of the stable]], but [[CrazyAwesome Funk]] just shouted ''"You fucking horse! I'll kick your ass!"'' and went on to finish beating Candido down for the win, despite the fact that if the horse had aimed about six inches higher it was it might have ''ripped his head off!'' Funk even later stated that if the horse hadn't already been tranquilised the kick might actually have killed him.
22nd Apr '18 6:49:14 PM Redmess
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* During filming of ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', filming was often delayed by having to calm down the twin babies who played Sunny, as they often burst out crying at inopportune times. One funny outtake also has one of the babies fall asleep during a take, much to the amusement of the rest of the cast, who try to gently wake her up.

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* During filming of ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', filming Several examples in''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':
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was often delayed by having to calm down the twin babies who played Sunny, as they often burst out crying at inopportune times. One funny outtake also has one of the babies fall asleep during a take, much to the amusement of the rest of the cast, who try to gently wake her up.




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* Creator/MamoruOshii's crew just couldn't get the performance they wanted out of the actress in ''Avalon''. They ended up faking it by morphing several of her performances together.



* ''Series/ProjectRunway'' occasionally has challenges featuring children. One season the designers had to make complementary mom-and-child outfits, and in another designers had to make outfits based on paintings from students at Harlem School of the Arts. The designers' reactions are often just as fascinating as the kids', as even the designers with really temperamental and drama-prone personalities tend to be on their nicest behavior.

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* ''Series/ProjectRunway'' occasionally has challenges featuring children. children.
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One season the designers had to make complementary mom-and-child outfits, and in another designers had to make outfits based on paintings from students at Harlem School of the Arts. The designers' reactions are often just as fascinating as the kids', as even the designers with really temperamental and drama-prone personalities tend to be on their nicest behavior.



* 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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* The little girl of perhaps ten or eleven, eleven (Melissa Wilkes, who went on to play Jackie Wright in ''Series/GrangeHill''), 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:



** The little girl was Melissa Wilkes, who went on to play Jackie Wright in ''Series/GrangeHill''.



* Even the act of a baby tearing up a cake is too much: a segment on ''Good Morning America'' had a competition to see what baby would make the biggest mess, with cakes provided by [[Series/CakeBoss Buddy Valastro]]. The babies were evidently distracted by the cheering crowd and camera/lighting equipment and barely touched the cakes.

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* ''Good Morning America'':
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Even the act of a baby tearing up a cake is too much: a one segment on ''Good Morning America'' had a competition to see what baby would make the biggest mess, with cakes provided by [[Series/CakeBoss Buddy Valastro]]. The babies were evidently distracted by the cheering crowd and camera/lighting equipment and barely touched the cakes.



* For the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E16IfWishesWereHorses}} If Wishes Were Horses]]" on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Hana Hatae, playing Molly O'Brien, had to run in the room and exclaim to her parents that Rumpelstiltskin was in the room (ItMakesSenseInContext). On the day that was supposed to be shot, Hana had a cold and was being uncooperative. The director begged her and eventually promised her one of her character's toys if she performed (disregarding whether they could be given away). Hana ended up performing the scene well, which impressed the camera man so much he screwed up the take. To paraphrase the book ''Deep Space Nine Companion'', "the shot was completed in 6-7 takes... and 6-7 toys."

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* Several examples in the Star Trek series:
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For the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E16IfWishesWereHorses}} If Wishes Were Horses]]" on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Hana Hatae, playing Molly O'Brien, had to run in the room and exclaim to her parents that Rumpelstiltskin was in the room (ItMakesSenseInContext). On the day that was supposed to be shot, Hana had a cold and was being uncooperative. The director begged her and eventually promised her one of her character's toys if she performed (disregarding whether they could be given away). Hana ended up performing the scene well, which impressed the camera man so much he screwed up the take. To paraphrase the book ''Deep Space Nine Companion'', "the shot was completed in 6-7 takes... and 6-7 toys."



*** Other than the previous examples, ''Star Trek'' usually averts this trend despite children making several appearances across the franchise (although Rick Berman once joked to Adam Nimoy, director of the kid centric "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals}} Rascals]]", that the TNG producers owe him an episode with just adults). In short, the only problems are following child labor laws when using them. (In ''TNG'''s "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E5Disaster}} Disaster]]", the baby playing newborn Molly O'Brien was specifically not allowed to be covered in strawberry jelly because of allergies she MAY'VE had. The filmmakers had to use cherry.)

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*** ** Other than the previous examples, ''Star Trek'' usually averts this trend despite children making several appearances across the franchise (although Rick Berman once joked to Adam Nimoy, director of the kid centric "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E7Rascals}} Rascals]]", that the TNG producers owe him an episode with just adults). In short, the only problems are following child labor laws when using them. (In ''TNG'''s "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E5Disaster}} Disaster]]", the baby playing newborn Molly O'Brien was specifically not allowed to be covered in strawberry jelly because of allergies she MAY'VE had. The filmmakers had to use cherry.)



* In-universe example: In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' first episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire]]", Bart intentionally sings [[PlaygroundSong the wrong lyrics to "Jingle Bells"]] at the school Christmas show and is promptly (and literally) yanked from the stage.

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* In-universe ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''':
** InUniverse
example: In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' the first episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire]]", Bart intentionally sings [[PlaygroundSong the wrong lyrics to "Jingle Bells"]] at the school Christmas show and is promptly (and literally) yanked from the stage.



* 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 Ms. Carol is ruined.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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An InUniverse example occurs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. example: 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 Ms. Carol is ruined.




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* Creator/MamoruOshii's crew just couldn't get the performance they wanted out of the actress in ''Avalon''. They ended up faking it by morphing several of her performances together.



* The beaded dress worn by Creator/KateCapshaw in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' was eaten by an elephant. You can almost see it in the campfire at night scene [[note]](when the elephant's head is just out of frame, it's eating the dress in front of the entire crew)[[/note]]. The good news? It was covered by insurance (Spielberg notes that all he could write on the insurance claim for "cause" was "[[ADogAteMyHomework dress eaten by elephant]]" and [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer hope he was believed]]). The bad news? It was a dress made of genuine vintage crystal beads.

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* Several in Franchise/IndianaJones
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The beaded dress worn by Creator/KateCapshaw in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' was eaten by an elephant. You can almost see it in the campfire at night scene [[note]](when the elephant's head is just out of frame, it's eating the dress in front of the entire crew)[[/note]]. The good news? It was covered by insurance (Spielberg notes that all he could write on the insurance claim for "cause" was "[[ADogAteMyHomework dress eaten by elephant]]" and [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer hope he was believed]]). The bad news? It was a dress made of genuine vintage crystal beads.




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* The crows playing Huginn and Muninn in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' often landed in the wrong spot, among other things. One of them even tried to nibble Creator/ChrisHemsworth's costume.
* This is most likely the reason [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys the Librarian]] is totally absent from the TV Movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. One imagines it's much easier to ''write'' about orangutans playing pipe organs than to film them doing so.
* During the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, the director and cast commentaries often point out that Jack the Monkey was often hard to work with and wasn't nearly as friendly or cooperative as the movie makes it seem, since we're just seeing the best bits.
* There are a few stories regarding Cheetah during the production of the old MGM Franchise/{{Tarzan}} movies. One is that Johnny Weissmuller was advised to keep a sock full of quarters handy when dealing with the chimp, just in case it tried to attack him. Sure enough, Cheetah attacked him and Johnny hit him with the quarters and legend has it from that day on Johnny and Cheetah were the best of pals. However, Cheetah wasn't at all a fan of Maureen O'Sullivan, and often had to wear a leg shackle around the actress.
* Some scenes in ''Film/RoadToMorocco'' feature a live camel, the presence of which led to an [[ThrowItIn unplanned gag]] when the animal [[SuperSpit spit]] in Creator/BobHope's face.
* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms way by it's owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.



* 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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* Stephen Colbert had several instances of this:
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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, and generally misbehaved.



** In another episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen tried to get a cat to pick out why the Egyptians revolted. The cat just sat there despite the food, toys on a string, and even a laser. The cat didn't even react when Stephen threw food near him.




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* 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.
** Wrestling/VinceMcMahon 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.
** In the execrable Kennel from Hell match (from the 1999 ''Unforgiven'' pay-per-view), 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.
* Wrestling/{{WCW}} booked a match between Wrestling/{{Sting}} and [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] where the finish was for Jake to sic a (real, but devenomised) cobra on Sting, only to have it turn on him. But Jake couldn't get the snake to bite him, so he ended up holding it to his face while it flailed stupidly.
** You'd think they'd have learned what a bad idea this was from Jake's run in the WWF, specifically the time where he'd sicced his cobra on Wrestling/RandySavage while the Macho Man was tied up in the ring ropes. That time it had worked ''[[GoneHorriblyRight too]]'' well, as the (devenomised) snake sank its fangs into Savage's arm and wouldn't let go, forcing Jake to desperately try and dislodge the annoyed reptile from Savage while doing his best to preserve {{Kayfabe}}.

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* During ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' there were multiple issues with the neighbors' dogs, who would often bark in the background of scenes and force them to reshoot. There's also one point on the blooper reel where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is giving his big dramatic speech with his back to the camera ([[FilmingForEasyDub meaning that he can say whatever and just redub it later]]) and starts going into a rant about how annoying those dogs are and how he's going to shoot them.
* If a Let's Player has a pet that could make noise or disturb them, they will at one point do so.
** While [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry's]] cat doesn't ''work'' persay, it does interrupt his recordings at times, distracting Cry from narrating.
--> "There is a cat on my lap."
** 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]].
* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'', who often includes his pet parrot Jacques in his videos, naturally has come upon this problem more than once. So far, the incidents we know about have been:
** Trying to bite Jon's lips and ears (usually just a FunnyBackgroundEvent, but there's at least one time it kept the video from continuing).
** Crapping on the floor while Jon was trying to explain something.
** Taking suicide leaps off Jon's desk while he's trying to explain the same thing.
** Trying to clean Jon's teeth, which rather resembled doing the head-in-lion's-mouth circus trick.
** Shrieking while Jon's trying to explain something (a different thing this time), interrupting him ''three'' times in a row.
-->'''Jontron:''' ''*during the latter incident*'' ...are you fucking serious?
** 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.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst'', the cast decided to destroy the worst movie (''Python II'') in homage to the "best" movie (''Beaks: The Movie'') by covering the VHS tape in birdseed and letting a bunch of seagulls attack it. They quickly discovered seagulls don't eat birdseed, and in fact flew away when Mike scattered seed near them.

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* The DVD of ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'' includes a set of HilariousOuttakes, 90% of which are the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter puppies]] ruining the shot by dancing. The ''{{Franchise/Barbie}} In A [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' DVD supposedly had a deleted scene from ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'', but it was just another outtake of the puppies and a pegasus painting the titular castle.

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* Acknowledged in the play ''Theatre/{{The Lieutenant of Inishmore}}'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, which has [[MultipleEndings two alternative closing lines]] depending on whether a cat on stage eats food offered to it or not.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen tried to get a cat to pick out why the Egyptians revolted. The cat just sat there despite the food, toys on a string, and even a laser. The cat didn't even react when Stephen threw food near him.



** 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, 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.)



** To their surprise, real actual bulls busted that bulls in a China shop would prove disastrous for the shopowner: they were all smart enough to recognize that it was probably not a good idea to approach displays the Mythbusters built in their pen ''and'' agile enough to ''trot'' around them. (The most destructive creature during the episode? Tory, whose bumbling, both accidental and deliberate, broke several items.)
* The crows playing Huginn and Muninn in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' often landed in the wrong spot, among other things. One of them even tried to nibble Creator/ChrisHemsworth's costume.
* Alvin Hall [[http://youtu.be/P8QHw9lrMao once found out]] that ostriches are not very cooperative when trying to film.
* ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' contains a comedy character named Launce, whose shtick is that he's constantly dragging his dog Crab around and delivering amusing monologues about it. ''Two Gentlemen'' was one of Shakespeare's earliest works and his plot-writing abilities weren't what they ended up becoming, so Launce and his dog, notorious scene-stealers, are regarded by pretty much everyone as the highlight of the play. However, Shakespeare never included a dog in a major role again, and scholars speculate that he learned this trope the hard way.
* Belle's cart horse Philippe and Aladdin's monkey friend Abu were left out of the Broadway adaptations of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', respectively, both for logistical reasons.
* In one of Howie Mandel's stage shows, a dog was supposed to come out and bark like Franchise/{{Lassie}}, and Howie would interpret the barking as "Robert Goulet is in the lobby and trapped under a boulder". The dog didn't bark, so Creator/GilbertGottfried, who was on stage as part of a previous sketch comes over and says "woof".
* "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival", by Music/RayStevens, is a song of a kid who catches a squirrel. The squirrel is expected to stay in a box. It doesn't, wreaking havoc in a church.
* And on Welsh language TV, the magazine show presenter who was talking to the man from Pobsaes Twlldyn who kept ferrets and had bought a couple to the studio. The presenter, who had been petting a ferret, suddenly discovered it had clamped razor-sharp teeth over his nose ''and would not let go''....
* This is most likely the reason [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys the Librarian]] is totally absent from the TV Movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. One imagines it's much easier to ''write'' about orangutans playing pipe organs than to film them doing so.

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** To their surprise, real actual bulls busted that bulls in a China shop would prove disastrous for the shopowner: they were all smart enough to recognize that it was probably not a good idea to approach displays the Mythbusters built in their pen ''and'' agile enough to ''trot'' around them. The crew also commented on how nimble and careful the bulls were even when moving fast. (The most destructive creature during the episode? Tory, whose bumbling, both accidental and deliberate, broke several items.)
* The crows playing Huginn and Muninn in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' often landed in the wrong spot, among other things. One of them even tried to nibble Creator/ChrisHemsworth's costume.
* Alvin Hall [[http://youtu.be/P8QHw9lrMao [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiPzMAkFjFM once found out]] that ostriches are not very cooperative when trying to film.
* ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' contains a comedy character named Launce, whose shtick is that he's constantly dragging his dog Crab around and delivering amusing monologues about it. ''Two Gentlemen'' was one of Shakespeare's earliest works and his plot-writing abilities weren't what they ended up becoming, so Launce and his dog, notorious scene-stealers, are regarded by pretty much everyone as the highlight of the play. However, Shakespeare never included a dog in a major role again, and scholars speculate that he learned this trope the hard way.
* Belle's cart horse Philippe and Aladdin's monkey friend Abu were left out of the Broadway adaptations of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', respectively, both for logistical reasons.
* In one of Howie Mandel's stage shows, a dog was supposed to come out and bark like Franchise/{{Lassie}}, and Howie would interpret the barking as "Robert Goulet is in the lobby and trapped under a boulder". The dog didn't bark, so Creator/GilbertGottfried, who was on stage as part of a previous sketch comes over and says "woof".
* "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival", by Music/RayStevens, is a song of a kid who catches a squirrel. The squirrel is expected to stay in a box. It doesn't, wreaking havoc in a church.
* And on
On Welsh language TV, the magazine show presenter who was talking to the man from Pobsaes Twlldyn who kept ferrets and had bought a couple to the studio. The presenter, who had been petting a ferret, suddenly discovered it had clamped razor-sharp teeth over his nose ''and would not let go''....
* This is most likely the reason [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys the Librarian]] is totally absent from the TV Movie adaptation of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. One imagines it's much easier to ''write'' about orangutans playing pipe organs than to film them doing so.
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* During the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, the director and cast commentaries often point out that Jack the Monkey was often hard to work with and wasn't nearly as friendly or cooperative as the movie makes it seem, since we're just seeing the best bits.
* Mostly averted in Music/OKGo's video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs White Knuckles]]", where the dogs for the most part behaved and even got so excited that they would begin to outpace the video. There was also a goat who would often drag Andy Ross across the set, so they scrapped the idea that it would be on a treadmill as a CallBack to one of the band's earlier videos. Outtakes also show that the human and animal actors tended to botch their scenes in about equal proportions.
** The video for "End Love" also featured several geese that wander in and out of the shots at various times, and one in particularly named Maria ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant which is actually a male goose]]) was initially hostile to them but eventually seemed to adopt them over the course of a few days, and follows them through a large part of the video.
* There are a few stories regarding Cheetah during the production of the old MGM Franchise/{{Tarzan}} movies. One is that Johnny Weissmuller was advised to keep a sock full of quarters handy when dealing with the chimp, just in case it tried to attack him. Sure enough, Cheetah attacked him and Johnny hit him with the quarters and legend has it from that day on Johnny and Cheetah were the best of pals. Cheetah wasn't at all a fan of Maureen O'Sullivan however and often had to wear a leg shackle around her.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''

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* During the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies, the director and cast commentaries often point out that Jack the Monkey was often hard to work with and wasn't nearly as friendly or cooperative as the movie makes it seem, since we're just seeing the best bits.
* Mostly averted in Music/OKGo's video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs White Knuckles]]", where the dogs for the most part behaved and even got so excited that they would begin to outpace the video. There was also a goat who would often drag Andy Ross across the set, so they scrapped the idea that it would be on a treadmill as a CallBack to one of the band's earlier videos. Outtakes also show that the human and animal actors tended to botch their scenes in about equal proportions.
** The video for "End Love" also featured several geese that wander in and out of the shots at various times, and one in particularly named Maria ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant which is actually a male goose]]) was initially hostile to them but eventually seemed to adopt them over the course of a few days, and follows them through a large part of the video.
* There are a few stories regarding Cheetah during the production of the old MGM Franchise/{{Tarzan}} movies. One is that Johnny Weissmuller was advised to keep a sock full of quarters handy when dealing with the chimp, just in case it tried to attack him. Sure enough, Cheetah attacked him and Johnny hit him with the quarters and legend has it from that day on Johnny and Cheetah were the best of pals. Cheetah wasn't at all a fan of Maureen O'Sullivan however and often had to wear a leg shackle around her.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
''Series/TheMuppetShow'':



* Some scenes in ''Film/RoadToMorocco'' feature a live camel, the presence of which led to an [[ThrowItIn unplanned gag]] when the animal [[SuperSpit spit]] in Creator/BobHope's face.



* Cartoonist BudGrace, creator of the comic strip ''Ernie/Piranha Club'', had a photoshoot for the jacket of his second paperback collection that depicted him with a dozen monkeys in various clothes, which was a reference to one of the storylines collected in the book. Problem was, the monkey they used for the shoot wasnt too keen on cooperating, and not only made it almost impossible to take the pictures, but also bit his trainer, the photographer, and Grace himself.
* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' was filmed entirely using real spiders and you can imagine the problems that would cause given how active of a role the little guys played in the film. The DVD commentary points out the patience required on the cast member's parts to get scenes right, and points out the one scene where the spider rushes the cat only for it to be lifted out of harms way by it's owner took ''47 takes'' before the spider decided to run toward the cat.




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* InUniverse: "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival", by Music/RayStevens, is a song of a kid who catches a squirrel. The squirrel is expected to stay in a box. It doesn't, wreaking havoc in a church.
* Music/OKGo features animals in several of their videos:
** Mostly averted in their video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs White Knuckles]]", where the dogs for the most part behaved and even got so excited that they would begin to outpace the video. There was also a goat who would often drag Andy Ross across the set, so they scrapped the idea that it would be on a treadmill as a CallBack to one of the band's earlier videos. Outtakes also show that the human and animal actors tended to botch their scenes in about equal proportions.
** The video for "End Love" also featured several geese that wander in and out of the shots at various times, and one in particularly named Maria ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant which is actually a male goose]]) was initially hostile to them but eventually seemed to adopt them over the course of a few days, and follows them through a large part of the video.

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* Cartoonist BudGrace, creator of the comic strip ''Ernie/Piranha Club'', had a photoshoot for the jacket of his second paperback collection that depicted him with a dozen monkeys in various clothes, which was a reference to one of the storylines collected in the book. Problem was, the monkey they used for the shoot wasnt too keen on cooperating, and not only made it almost impossible to take the pictures, but also bit his trainer, the photographer, and Grace himself.

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* 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.
** Wrestling/VinceMcMahon 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.
** In the execrable Kennel from Hell match (from the 1999 ''Unforgiven'' pay-per-view), 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.
* Wrestling/{{WCW}}:
** They booked a match between Wrestling/{{Sting}} and [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] where the finish was for Jake to sic a (real, but devenomised) cobra on Sting, only to have it turn on him. But Jake couldn't get the snake to bite him, so he ended up holding it to his face while it flailed stupidly.
** You'd think they'd have learned what a bad idea this was from Jake's run in the WWF, specifically the time where he'd sicced his cobra on Wrestling/RandySavage while the Macho Man was tied up in the ring ropes. That time it had worked ''[[GoneHorriblyRight too]]'' well, as the (devenomised) snake sank its fangs into Savage's arm and wouldn't let go, forcing Jake to desperately try and dislodge the annoyed reptile from Savage while doing his best to preserve {{Kayfabe}}.

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* Acknowledged in the play ''Theatre/{{The Lieutenant of Inishmore}}'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, which has [[MultipleEndings two alternative closing lines]] depending on whether a cat on stage eats food offered to it or not.
* ''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona'' contains a comedy character named Launce, whose shtick is that he's constantly dragging his dog Crab around and delivering amusing monologues about it. ''Two Gentlemen'' was one of Shakespeare's earliest works and his plot-writing abilities weren't what they ended up becoming, so Launce and his dog, notorious scene-stealers, are regarded by pretty much everyone as the highlight of the play. However, Shakespeare never included a dog in a major role again, and scholars speculate that he learned this trope the hard way.
* Belle's cart horse Philippe and Aladdin's monkey friend Abu were left out of the Broadway adaptations of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', respectively, both for logistical reasons.
* In one of Howie Mandel's stage shows, a dog was supposed to come out and bark like Franchise/{{Lassie}}, and Howie would interpret the barking as "Robert Goulet is in the lobby and trapped under a boulder". The dog didn't bark, so Creator/GilbertGottfried, who was on stage as part of a previous sketch comes over and says "woof".

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* During ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' there were multiple issues with the neighbors' dogs, who would often bark in the background of scenes and force them to reshoot. There's also one point on the blooper reel where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is giving his big dramatic speech with his back to the camera ([[FilmingForEasyDub meaning that he can say whatever and just redub it later]]) and starts going into a rant about how annoying those dogs are and how he's going to shoot them.
* If a Let's Player has a pet that could make noise or disturb them, they will at one point do so.
** While [[LetsPlay/ChaoticMonki Cry's]] cat doesn't ''work'' persay, it does interrupt his recordings at times, distracting Cry from narrating.
--> "There is a cat on my lap."
** 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]].
* ''WebVideo/{{Jontron}}'', who often includes his pet parrot Jacques in his videos, naturally has come upon this problem more than once. So far, the incidents we know about have been:
** Trying to bite Jon's lips and ears (usually just a FunnyBackgroundEvent, but there's at least one time it kept the video from continuing).
** Crapping on the floor while Jon was trying to explain something.
** Taking suicide leaps off Jon's desk while he's trying to explain the same thing.
** Trying to clean Jon's teeth, which rather resembled doing the head-in-lion's-mouth circus trick.
** Shrieking while Jon's trying to explain something (a different thing this time), interrupting him ''three'' times in a row.
-->'''Jontron:''' ''*during the latter incident*'' ...are you fucking serious?
** 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.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst'', the cast decided to destroy the worst movie (''Python II'') in homage to the "best" movie (''Beaks: The Movie'') by covering the VHS tape in birdseed and letting a bunch of seagulls attack it. They quickly discovered seagulls don't eat birdseed, and in fact flew away when Mike scattered seed near them.

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* The DVD of ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'' includes a set of HilariousOuttakes, 90% of which are the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter puppies]] ruining the shot by dancing. The ''{{Franchise/Barbie}} In A [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Christmas Carol]]'' DVD supposedly had a deleted scene from ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'', but it was just another outtake of the puppies and a pegasus painting the titular castle.




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* Creator/NoelCoward once attended a play featuring an irritating child actor, in which [[RoadApples a horse also defecated onstage]]. Supposedly, he quipped, "If they had shoved the child's head up the horse's arse, they'd have solved two problems at once."
* In a making-of special for ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Creator/JimHenson states that he'd been told never to work with children, animals, or ''puppets.'' Labyrinth contains all three, and apparently it was quite a challenge getting everything to work out properly. Going by the special, the puppets were easiest to deal with (helped by the fact that those responsible for the puppets were neither children or animals), followed by the baby with the animals being the hardest, with the special showing Jim Henson having trouble with the chickens in an early maze scene.
* Creator/EmmaThompson's diary during the filming of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'' relates difficulties with both sheep and babies. The period sheep gave such trouble that Creator/AngLee at one point declared, "No more sheeps. Never again sheeps." (Except ten years later he did ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', where apparently the sheep were even more of a headache). The babies presented an unusual problem: the scene called for a crying baby, and none of them would cry.

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* Creator/NoelCoward once attended a play featuring an irritating child actor, in which [[RoadApples a horse also defecated onstage]]. Supposedly, he quipped, "If they had shoved the child's head up the horse's arse, they'd have solved two problems at once."
* In a making-of special for ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Creator/JimHenson states that he'd been told never to work with children, animals, or ''puppets.'' ''puppets''. Labyrinth contains all three, and apparently it was quite a challenge getting everything to work out properly. Going by the special, the puppets were easiest to deal with (helped by the fact that those responsible for the puppets were neither children or animals), followed by the baby with the animals being the hardest, with the special showing Jim Henson having trouble with the chickens in an early maze scene.
* Creator/EmmaThompson's diary during the filming of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'' relates difficulties with both sheep animals and babies. babies:
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The period sheep gave such trouble that Creator/AngLee at one point declared, "No more sheeps. Never again sheeps." (Except ten years later he did ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', where apparently the sheep were even more of a headache). The babies presented an unusual problem: the scene called for a crying baby, and none of them would cry.



* This trope is exploited in-universe on ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Al was supposed to appear in the form of a hologram that only Sam could see and hear, but since animal and child actors couldn't just be asked to ignore him, they actually made it a plot point that they had special neurological features that made Al visible and audible to them. Al even made use of this trope to save lives, such as when he warns a black children's choir in the 1960s that Klansmen were approaching to burn down the church and to get the adults to leave with them.




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* This trope is exploited in-universe on ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Al was supposed to appear in the form of a hologram that only Sam could see and hear, but since animal and child actors couldn't just be asked to ignore him, they actually made it a plot point that they had special neurological features that made Al visible and audible to them. Al even made use of this trope to save lives, such as when he warns a black children's choir in the 1960s that Klansmen were approaching to burn down the church and to get the adults to leave with them.

[[AC:Theatre]]
* Creator/NoelCoward once attended a play featuring an irritating child actor, in which [[RoadApples a horse also defecated onstage]]. Supposedly, he quipped, "If they had shoved the child's head up the horse's arse, they'd have solved two problems at once."






* Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} (that, and making his show seem more intimate)

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* Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} (that, and making his show seem more intimate)
7th Mar '18 9:31:02 PM lakingsif
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* The beaded dress worn by Kate Capshaw in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' was eaten by an elephant. You can almost see it in the campfire at night scene [[note]](when the elephant's head is just out of frame, it's eating the dress in front of the entire crew)[[/note]]. The good news? It was covered by insurance (Spielberg notes that all he could write on the insurance claim for "cause" was "[[ADogAteMyHomework dress eaten by elephant]]" and [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer hope he was believed]]). The bad news? It was a dress made of genuine vintage crystal beads.

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* The beaded dress worn by Kate Capshaw Creator/KateCapshaw in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' was eaten by an elephant. You can almost see it in the campfire at night scene [[note]](when the elephant's head is just out of frame, it's eating the dress in front of the entire crew)[[/note]]. The good news? It was covered by insurance (Spielberg notes that all he could write on the insurance claim for "cause" was "[[ADogAteMyHomework dress eaten by elephant]]" and [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer hope he was believed]]). The bad news? It was a dress made of genuine vintage crystal beads.
8th Feb '18 3:39:25 AM JackG
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* During the London run of ''Serena Blandish'', Constance Collier had to make a dramatic entrance with two colossal greyhounds. Perhaps unwisely, Miss Collier and the dogs waited to make their entrance immediately behind the doors through which they were going to enter. When their cue came, the doors were flung open and the hounds, accustomed to starting races in this manner, tore off across the stage (dragging their holder behind them) and out through the fireplace, allowing Collier only a split second to duck to avoid decapitation!
4th Feb '18 12:46:47 PM Occidensill
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** Jamie's immortal line: "Quack, damn you." They needed to get a duck to quack for testing if a duck's quack echoes, but their ducks were very silent. Luckily, they eventually figured out the formula: make two ducks face each other and they start quacking like mad.



** And of course Jamie's immortal line: "Quack, damn you." They needed to get a duck to quack for testing if a duck's quack echoes, but their ducks were very silent. Luckily, they eventually figured out the formula: make two ducks face each other and they start quacking like mad.
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