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8th Oct '17 5:09:16 PM lalaTKG
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* ''Anime/ShounenHollywood'' is all about this trope. The group is just small time and localized to one theater venue, so in order to spread the word they have to do meet and greets, advertise themselves on small time television, pass out fliers and other similar activities.

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* ''Anime/ShounenHollywood'' is all about this trope. The group is just small time and localized to one theater venue, so in order to spread the word they have to do meet and greets, advertise themselves on small time television, pass out fliers and other similar activities. The same was true of the group's predecessors before a few of them hit the big time.
8th Oct '17 5:08:23 PM lalaTKG
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* ''Anime/ShounenHollywood'' is all about this trope. The group is just small time and localized to one theater venue, so in order to spread the word they have to do meet and greets, advertise themselves on small time television, pass out fliers and other similar activities.
18th Sep '17 6:49:21 AM Malady
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* The ProfessionalWrestling industry had a hard-on for ensuring that wrestlers come up the pipeline naturally rather than through shortcuts. Many wrestler guests on the reality show ToughEnough seemed to be there for no other reason than to vent at the contestants as to how far they were ahead of thousands of others looking for the same break and how much they resented having to deal with these debutantes.

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* The ProfessionalWrestling industry had a hard-on for ensuring that wrestlers come up the pipeline naturally rather than through shortcuts. Many wrestler guests on the reality show ToughEnough ''Wrestling/WWEToughEnough'' seemed to be there for no other reason than to vent at the contestants as to how far they were ahead of thousands of others looking for the same break and how much they resented having to deal with these debutantes.
19th Mar '17 3:27:48 PM nombretomado
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* The late, great PaulNewman's first screen appearance was a minor role in an episode of the now-forgotten sci-fi anthology ''TalesOfTomorrow''.

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* The late, great PaulNewman's Creator/PaulNewman's first screen appearance was a minor role in an episode of the now-forgotten sci-fi anthology ''TalesOfTomorrow''.
2nd Jan '17 5:29:51 AM DoctorFolly
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* The rock group ''Boston'' had a song about having paid their dues.
--> "''We were just another band out of Boston. On the road and trying to make ends meet...''"

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* The rock group ''Boston'' had a song about having paid their dues.
--> "''We
dues ("''We were just another band out of Boston. On the road and trying to make ends meet...''"''") which was in fact almost entirely fictional: while individual members of the group had indeed paid their dues in bar bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Boston as a unit was the brainchild of producer Tom Scholz, who wrote all the songs and recorded all the guitar, bass and keyboard parts in his private studio alongside Brad Delp as lead vocalist, then enlisted additional musicians to tour it.
22nd Apr '16 2:47:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Compare MoneyDearBoy, because even big stars have to pay their bills. If this work is exceedingly terrible and the artist does make it big, these often become their OldShame. Fuel for the eventual RetroactiveRecognition or [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy/girl!"]] reaction.

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Compare MoneyDearBoy, because even big stars have to pay their bills. If this work is exceedingly terrible and the artist does make it big, these often become their OldShame. Fuel for the eventual RetroactiveRecognition or [[HeyItsThatGuy "Hey, it's that guy/girl!"]] reaction.
1st Jan '16 3:26:42 AM Servbot
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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...

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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''...
1st Jan '16 3:26:04 AM Servbot
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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as {{Shantae}}...

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* [=WayForward=] Technologies (named after the company in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'') was a small time game developer spending years making Licensed Games, except most were pretty enjoyable. Eventually, they started to work on a project which would come to be known as {{Shantae}}...VideoGame/{{Shantae}}...
21st Nov '15 10:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* Referred to in one of the vaudville ''{{Garfield}}'' strips. Garfield gives this as the reason why he's doing an act that universally gets shoes thrown at him.
* ''{{Doonesbury}}'''s character Jimmy Thudpucker (Trudeau's go-to character for lampooning the music industry) once refused to do a "paid my dues" song as being pointlessly whiny, pointing out he was an overnight success at age nineteen. His agent retorts "It's in your contract." A TakeThat against rock music groups with such songs.

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* Referred to in one of the vaudville ''{{Garfield}}'' vaudeville ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strips. Garfield gives this as the reason why he's doing an act that universally gets shoes thrown at him.
* ''{{Doonesbury}}'''s ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'''s character Jimmy Thudpucker (Trudeau's go-to character for lampooning the music industry) once refused to do a "paid my dues" song as being pointlessly whiny, pointing out he was an overnight success at age nineteen. His agent retorts "It's in your contract." A TakeThat against rock music groups with such songs.
18th Oct '15 6:22:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In response [[RealWomenDontWearDresses to criticism]] World Wonder Ring STARDOM received for hiring "gravure idol" Yuzuki Aikawa as a wrestler, company founder Nanae Takahashi promised the general public a chance to see what paying your dues in pro wrestling looked like, ensuring she would personally have Aikawa's handled by the end of her debut match. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It wasn't pretty]].

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** In response [[RealWomenDontWearDresses to criticism]] World Wonder Ring STARDOM received for hiring "gravure idol" Yuzuki Aikawa as a wrestler, company founder Nanae Takahashi promised the general public a chance to see what paying your dues in pro wrestling looked like, ensuring she would personally have Aikawa's handled by the end of her debut match. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown It wasn't pretty]].pretty]], but it worked, as Aikawa was the company's most popular wrestler by the end of the year.
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