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3rd Apr '16 10:44:07 AM nombretomado
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* Dwight from ''TheOffice'' once boasted about playing "Mutey the Mailman" in a play, which was a made-up character because there were too many kids in the class for all the normal roles. (Although it's more likely that his teacher just wanted a way to get him to stay quiet.)

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* Dwight from ''TheOffice'' ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' once boasted about playing "Mutey the Mailman" in a play, which was a made-up character because there were too many kids in the class for all the normal roles. (Although it's more likely that his teacher just wanted a way to get him to stay quiet.)



* In ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Frank is upset to learn that Ray's sons are playing fairies in the school play, so Ray speaks with the teacher to get them different roles. The only other roles available are rocks. When he tries to get them changed back to fairies, the teacher tells him that those roles have been filled by superior actors.
* In ''ILoveLucy'', when the Ricardos and the Mertz end up having parts in Little Ricky's school play, Ricky, who is arguably the most talented of the four adult characters, ends up being cast as a tree.

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* In ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Frank is upset to learn that Ray's sons are playing fairies in the school play, so Ray speaks with the teacher to get them different roles. The only other roles available are rocks. When he tries to get them changed back to fairies, the teacher tells him that those roles have been filled by superior actors.
* In ''ILoveLucy'', ''Series/ILoveLucy'', when the Ricardos and the Mertz end up having parts in Little Ricky's school play, Ricky, who is arguably the most talented of the four adult characters, ends up being cast as a tree.



* One episode of ''PunkyBrewster'' has the gang attend dance class. When Punky loses her confidence and is unable to be a flower in the concert, they decide to give her the part of the bee who pollinates all the flowers.

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* One episode of ''PunkyBrewster'' ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' has the gang attend dance class. When Punky loses her confidence and is unable to be a flower in the concert, they decide to give her the part of the bee who pollinates all the flowers.



* On ''{{Friends}}'', Joey gets a role on a Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme movie as a dying murder victim. But after he blows various takes with his hammy death throes, the role is rewriten from "dying" to "dead".

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* On ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey gets a role on a Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme movie as a dying murder victim. But after he blows various takes with his hammy death throes, the role is rewriten from "dying" to "dead".
19th Mar '16 4:20:59 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 10:46:02 PM jormis29
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* In one episode of ''MikeLuAndOg'', the islanders put on a play about the founding of the island, and Lu ends up playing the ship that brought them there.

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* In one episode of ''MikeLuAndOg'', ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', the islanders put on a play about the founding of the island, and Lu ends up playing the ship that brought them there.



* On ''Series/BobsBurgers'' Tina actually ''requests'' to be a tree in Linda's murder mystery dinner theater.

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* On ''Series/BobsBurgers'' ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' Tina actually ''requests'' to be a tree in Linda's murder mystery dinner theater.



* ''AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'': Not an inanimate object, but in the first part of the "Compassion" Christmas episode, during a school play based on A Christmas Carol, Annie apparently got cast as Ebeneezer Scrooge by her teacher because she yells at her classmates for not making up their mind.
* ''TheEmperorsNewSchool'': Yzma used to play a tree at school plays back when she was a student.

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* ''AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'': ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'': Not an inanimate object, but in the first part of the "Compassion" Christmas episode, during a school play based on A Christmas Carol, Annie apparently got cast as Ebeneezer Scrooge by her teacher because she yells at her classmates for not making up their mind.
* ''TheEmperorsNewSchool'': ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'': Yzma used to play a tree at school plays back when she was a student.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Presents The Ridonculous Race,'' we learn that [[BornUnlucky Mickey]] had been cast as a tree when he was ten, only to trip over his own roots and cause a domino effect where the whole production crashed on top of his head. [[BigBrotherInstinct Jay]] still insists that he was the best tree in the show, though.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Presents The Ridonculous Race,'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace,'' we learn that [[BornUnlucky Mickey]] had been cast as a tree when he was ten, only to trip over his own roots and cause a domino effect where the whole production crashed on top of his head. [[BigBrotherInstinct Jay]] still insists that he was the best tree in the show, though.
9th Mar '16 1:48:32 PM Hossmeister
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* On ''BobsBurgers'' Tina actually ''requests'' to be a tree in Linda's murder mystery dinner theater.

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* On ''BobsBurgers'' ''Series/BobsBurgers'' Tina actually ''requests'' to be a tree in Linda's murder mystery dinner theater.
28th Feb '16 11:59:37 AM JoeMerl
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** In an episode where Marge gets agoraphobia, the family tries to ease her back into social situations by acting out a trip to the Kwik-E-Mart. Lisa is cast as a magazine rack; Homer stubbornly insists he can't write good parts for women.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', Lumpus insists on being part of the play, and brags to Miss Doe about his "strong" part. "Strong", it turns out, was literal. He plays a rock but being a GiantHam, he insists on having lines anyway even if they belong to someone else.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', Lumpus insists on being part of the play, and brags to Miss Doe about his "strong" part. "Strong", "Strong," it turns out, was literal. He plays a rock but being a GiantHam, he insists on having lines anyway even if they belong to someone else.



** Dr. Doofenshmirtz recounts the days after his family's lawn gnome was repossessed, and [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood his parents made him their lawn gnome instead.]]

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** Dr. Doofenshmirtz recounts the days after his family's lawn gnome was repossessed, and [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood his parents made him their lawn gnome instead.]]instead]].
28th Feb '16 11:54:21 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Presents The Ridonculous Race,'' we learn that [[BornUnlucky Mickey]] had been cast as a tree when he was ten, only to trip over his own roots and cause a domino effect where the whole production crashed on top of his head. [[BigBrotherInstinct Jay]] still insists that he was the best tree in the show, though.
27th Jan '16 7:54:05 PM __Vano
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Not to be confused with [[{{Transflormation}} actually becoming a tree]].

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Not to be confused with [[{{Transflormation}} actually becoming a tree]].
tree]] or [[FullBodyDisguise disguising as one]].
4th Jan '16 11:29:49 AM pointillist
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* During the ending credits of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:Burgerpants]] finally gets his chance to be on stage with Mettaton. Unfortunately, it's as a bush.
27th Nov '15 7:10:06 AM MorganWick
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**Charlie Brown was once convinced to "help" Peppermint Patty's baseball team, which turned out to be wearing their Pelican mascot outfit. Peppermint Patty had this happen to her as well, in a sequence that got adapted into the "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown" example in the Western Animation section.
13th Nov '15 9:22:03 AM FF32
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* An example from the third season of ''BlackAdder'': Baldrick brags to Edmund that his father was once a famous [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor. It turns out he played second codpiece, worn by Theatre/{{Macbeth}} during the fight scenes (which, Blackadder remarks, made him a [[StuntDouble Stunt Codpiece]]).

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* An example from the third season of ''BlackAdder'': ''Series/BlackAdder'': Baldrick brags to Edmund that his father was once a famous [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] actor. It turns out he played second codpiece, worn by Theatre/{{Macbeth}} during the fight scenes (which, Blackadder remarks, made him a [[StuntDouble Stunt Codpiece]]).
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