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3rd Aug '16 5:25:12 AM ecojosh1
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' the boys are participating in a school play. Theodore plays a rock, Alvin plays an angel, and everyone else plays a shepherd.
30th Jul '16 5:59:22 PM nombretomado
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* After DaveBarry wrote a column disparaging opera, he was invited by the Eugene Opera to play a corpse in their production of ''Gianni Schicchi''. He found it nearly impossible to stay still and resist the suddenly unbearable urge to cough, scratch, or, especially, lick his lips, to the point where he wished Puccini put a scene where the other actors, for some reason, lick the corpse's lips (that particular opera has the corpse lying front stage center for the entire 30 minutes long first act). This is the sort of thing that gave rise to the theatrical term "{{corpsing}}", meaning to laugh or giggle at an inappropriate time during a play.

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* After DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry wrote a column disparaging opera, he was invited by the Eugene Opera to play a corpse in their production of ''Gianni Schicchi''. He found it nearly impossible to stay still and resist the suddenly unbearable urge to cough, scratch, or, especially, lick his lips, to the point where he wished Puccini put a scene where the other actors, for some reason, lick the corpse's lips (that particular opera has the corpse lying front stage center for the entire 30 minutes long first act). This is the sort of thing that gave rise to the theatrical term "{{corpsing}}", meaning to laugh or giggle at an inappropriate time during a play.
9th Jul '16 1:33:10 PM sampacm
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', playing a tree actually has a practical use: Ikumi Amasawa's blocking animation has her disguise herself as a tree to block high, a bush to block low, and a rock to air-block.
10th Jun '16 4:14:16 AM sabremeister
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* On ''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".

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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey gets a role on a Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme movie as a dying murder [[TheVirus virus]] victim. But after he blows various takes with his hammy death throes, the role is rewriten from "dying" to "dead".
10th Jun '16 1:06:07 AM IanK
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* One story, name forgotten, revolved around a girl in a school play who played a tree, and liked the role because she helped a lion to hide and was the tallest one in the play.
9th Jun '16 2:14:07 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'', the characters - Yui and her HotGod [[HaremGenre harem]] - have a school play of Cinderella. They draw roles out of a hat, and [[NorseMythology Thor]] gets "various". He ends up playing a mouse (which Apollon comments he may be too big for), a horse, and finally, yes, a tree. Just then, Loki, who [[AttentionWhore didn't want to play the Prince's servant]], decides to stage a coup d'etat... and a ''fight breaks out'' on stage.
-->'''Thor:''' "I... kind of can't move here" ''(looks down at his feet in a pot of soil)''
9th Jun '16 11:09:47 AM MorganBaines
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[[caption-width-right:259:Trees: probably the most difficult, infuriating and embarrassing roles in the history of theater.]]

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[[caption-width-right:259:Trees: probably the most difficult, infuriating and embarrassing difficult of roles in the history of theater.]]
8th Jun '16 5:23:16 PM cheedo
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman'', the chipmunks' school is putting on a play about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Brittany thinks she's playing "a girl who cries a lot". She's a weeping willow.
8th Jun '16 3:39:20 AM MissIzzy2
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* Invoked, if averted, in the short story "Miss Patteron's Pageant" where the narrator actually wished he had been cast as a tree, because he thought he might have been able to do the part justice. Instead he got cast as a shepherd, which didn't go so well.

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* Invoked, if averted, in the short story "Miss Patteron's Patterson's Pageant" where the narrator actually wished he had been cast as a tree, because he thought he might have been able to do the part justice. Instead he got cast as a shepherd, which didn't go so well.
8th Jun '16 3:38:32 AM MissIzzy2
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* Invoked, if averted, in the short story "Miss Patteron's Pageant" where the narrator actually wished he had been cast as a tree, because he thought he might have been able to do the part justice. Instead he got cast as a shepherd, which didn't go so well.
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