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24th Jun '16 1:38:30 PM LaptopGuy
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* '''Go West''' were very popular in Britain, but are remembered in America almost exclusively for the #8 hit "King of Wishful Thinking". They had two other top 40 hits there but neither are well-remembered outside the UK today.
20th Jun '16 1:30:21 PM gewunomox
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* '''Morris Minor and the Majors''': Their only big hit was the BeastieBoys parody "Stutter Rap (No Sleep Til Bedtime)". The followup, a Music/StockAitkenWaterman parody called "[[TropeName This Is The Chorus]]", did less well. In his book ''One Hit Wonderland'', former member Tony Hawks explains that the first record sold to kids who wanted to wind up older siblings who listened to the BeastieBoys. The second record made fun of the music that said kids actually listened to, so it flopped.

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* '''Morris Minor and the Majors''': Their only big hit was the BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys parody "Stutter Rap (No Sleep Til Bedtime)". The followup, a Music/StockAitkenWaterman parody called "[[TropeName This Is The Chorus]]", did less well. In his book ''One Hit Wonderland'', former member Tony Hawks explains that the first record sold to kids who wanted to wind up older siblings who listened to the BeastieBoys.Beastie Boys. The second record made fun of the music that said kids actually listened to, so it flopped.
18th Jun '16 2:02:59 AM BigBertha
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* While the cast of the original ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' had careers long after the series ended (with varying successes), Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, and Dennis Haskins are still known almost exclusively as Screech, Lisa, and Belding, respectively. However, the one-season actors (Ed Alonzo and Leanna Freel), the newcomers from ''The College Years'' and the majority of the actors from the "The New Class" were, for the most part, never heard from again. Even the ones who still acted afterwards didn't really do anything memorable (with the exceptions of Bianca Lawson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Sarah Lancaster ("Chuck")). Isaac Lidskey, who played Screech-clone Weasel, probably didn't mind too much considering he graduated from Harvard law school at 19 and eventually worked with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at 28 despite becoming legally blind.

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* While the cast of the original ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' had careers long after the series ended (with varying successes), Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, and Dennis Haskins are still known almost exclusively as Screech, Lisa, and Belding, respectively. However, the one-season actors (Ed Alonzo and Leanna Freel), the newcomers from ''The College Years'' and the majority of the actors from the "The New Class" were, for the most part, never heard from again. Even the ones who still acted afterwards didn't really do anything memorable (with the exceptions of Bianca Lawson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") ("Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer") and Sarah Lancaster ("Chuck")).("Series/{{Chuck}}")). Isaac Lidskey, who played Screech-clone Weasel, probably didn't mind too much considering he graduated from Harvard law school at 19 and eventually worked with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at 28 despite becoming legally blind.



* Nia Vardalos. She came out of nowhere in 2002 with ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'' (which is still the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all-time) and fell as fast as she rose with a number of flops (''My Big Fat Greek Life'', ''Connie and Carla'', ''My Life in Ruins'', ''Larry Crowne'').
* All of the child actors from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket, turned down a three-film contract and became a veterinarian afterwards; Augustus Gloop remains Michael Bollner's only credit; Paris Themmen's only other acting credit besides Mike Teavee was a small cameo in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''; Denise Nickerson appeared on ''Series/DarkShadows'' and ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', but is still best known as Violet Beauregarde; and while Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) has appeared in several movies afterwards, none of them are well remembered today.

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* Nia Vardalos. She Vardalos came out of nowhere in 2002 with ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'' (which is still the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all-time) and fell as fast as she rose with a number of flops (''My Big Fat Greek Life'', ''Connie and Carla'', ''My Life in Ruins'', ''Larry Crowne'').
* All of the child actors from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket, turned down a three-film contract and became a veterinarian afterwards; Augustus Gloop remains Michael Bollner's only credit; Paris Themmen's only other acting credit besides Mike Teavee was a small cameo in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''; Denise Nickerson appeared on ''Series/DarkShadows'' and ''Series/TheElectricCompany'', but is still best known as Violet Beauregarde; and while Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) has appeared in several movies afterwards, none of them are well remembered today.had a long, steady career on British television, Veruca Salt is her only notable character.



* Rochelle Davis who played Sarah in ''Film/TheCrow'', she decided to retire from acting shortly afterwards because she was a close friend of Brandon Lee who died during filming, she now works as a massage therapist, she would later act again in a minor role in an independent film "Hell House" 16 years later.

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* Rochelle Davis Davis, who played Sarah in ''Film/TheCrow'', she decided to retire from acting shortly afterwards because she was a close friend of Brandon Lee who died during filming, she filming. She now works as a massage therapist, she therapist. She would later act again in a minor role in an independent film "Hell House" 16 years later.



* Michael Richards will always be known as Cosmo Kramer from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''...[[NWordPrivileges if he's lucky]].

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* Michael Richards will always be known as Cosmo Kramer from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''...[[NWordPrivileges ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''[[NWordPrivileges if he's lucky]].



* Because ''Party'' is largely forgotten today, Neve Campbell, who played middle child Julia, is nowadays remembered almost solely as Sidney Prescott from the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' series.

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* ** Because ''Party'' is largely forgotten today, Neve Campbell, who played middle child Julia, is nowadays remembered almost solely as Sidney Prescott from the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' series.



* Thora Birch appeared in many films as a child actress before landing ''Film/AmericanBeauty''. Her career stagnated afterwards, and although she appeared in the cult hit ''Film/GhostWorld'' she's still remembered almost solely for ''American Beauty''.

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* Thora Birch Creator/ThoraBirch appeared in many films as a child actress before landing ''Film/AmericanBeauty''. Her career stagnated afterwards, and although she appeared in the cult hit ''Film/GhostWorld'' she's still remembered almost solely for ''American Beauty''.



** Borderline. Creator/LindsayLohan starred in numerous successful movies from the late-'90s to mid-'00s before her fall from grace later in the decade. However, many would agree that her role as Cady Heron was her only memorable performance, even if her other movies were successes (the ''Film/FreakyFriday'' remake actually outgrossed ''Mean Girls'' despite being far less iconic today).

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** Borderline. Creator/LindsayLohan starred in numerous successful movies from the late-'90s to mid-'00s before her [[DeaderThanDisco fall from grace grace]] later in the decade. However, many would agree that her role as Cady Heron was her only memorable performance, even if her other movies were successes (the ''Film/FreakyFriday'' remake actually outgrossed ''Mean Girls'' despite being far less iconic today).
18th Jun '16 12:32:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Maile Flanagan is known for voicing the title character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and little else (except ''maybe Series/LabRats''). Though she won a Daytime Emmy for voicing the title character in ''JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks'', a preschool cartoon, and has some bit on-camera parts, ''Naruto'' is her only major anime role (her only other anime work period was additional voices on the 2003 ''Anime/AstroBoy'').

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* Maile Flanagan is known for voicing the title character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and little else (except ''maybe Series/LabRats''). Though she won a Daytime Emmy for voicing the title character in ''JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks'', ''WesternAnimation/JakersTheAdventuresOfPiggleyWinks'', a preschool cartoon, and has some bit on-camera parts, ''Naruto'' is her only major anime role (her only other anime work period was additional voices on the 2003 ''Anime/AstroBoy'').
16th Jun '16 8:33:29 PM Phediuk
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* Amstar Electronics (''Phoenix'', 1980)
16th Jun '16 8:32:38 PM Phediuk
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* Amstar Electronics (''Phoenix'', 1980)



* Cavedog Entertainment (''Total Annihilation'', 1997)

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* Cavedog Entertainment (''Total Annihilation'', (''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'', 1997)
16th Jun '16 4:06:01 PM nombretomado
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* Ryoko in the ''TenchiMuyo'' franchise is Petrea Burchard's only major animation role, with her only other role period being a bit part on ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. She also had some minor on-camera parts.

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* Ryoko in the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' franchise is Petrea Burchard's only major animation role, with her only other role period being a bit part on ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. She also had some minor on-camera parts.
11th Jun '16 8:02:26 PM LaptopGuy
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* Andrew and Paul Gower aren't known for anything other than ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''.

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* Andrew and Paul Gower aren't known for anything other than ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. Their company, Jagex, has made a few other games, although without the Gowers, but even they are mostly known just for ''Runescape''.
11th Jun '16 7:07:15 PM Phediuk
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* Andrew and Paul Gower aren't known for anything other than ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''.
10th Jun '16 3:32:04 PM Glowsquid
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There are countless examples, so this article will only list a handful of representative samples. Compare NoHitWonder, wherein an artist manages long-term success without even so much as ''one'' big hit, and TwoHitWonder, where an artist is lucky enough to score a second hit. Also see HitlessHitAlbum, where an artist has a hit album with no hit songs. Contrast BreakthroughHit, where one hit leads to a string of later hits. Also compare SignatureSong which is the biggest hit. May overlap with SmallReferencePools, especially non-music examples. Many of the artists listed here are mislabeled because they have a signature song but still had lesser hits. There have been rare instances where the band had a Top 40 hit, [[ChartDisplacement but it is not their most popular song and the signature song the band is known for didn't chart well or at all.]] If an artist or actor literally only produced or acted in only one work of fiction, it's an OneBookAuthor.

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There are countless examples, so this article will only list a handful of representative samples. Compare NoHitWonder, wherein an artist manages long-term success without even so much as ''one'' big hit, and TwoHitWonder, where an artist is lucky enough to score a second hit. Also see HitlessHitAlbum, where an artist has a hit album with no hit songs. Contrast BreakthroughHit, where one hit leads to a string of later hits. Also compare SignatureSong which is the biggest hit. May overlap with SmallReferencePools, especially non-music examples. Many of the artists listed here are mislabeled because they have a signature song but still had lesser hits. There have been rare instances where the band had a Top 40 hit, [[ChartDisplacement but it is not their most popular song and the signature song the band is known for didn't chart well or at all.]] If an artist or actor literally only produced or acted in only one work of fiction, it's an OneBookAuthor.
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