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24th Feb '18 6:23:44 AM RedScharlach
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* ''[[Film/CabinByTheLake Return to Cabin by the Lake]]'': The movie-within-a-movie ''Cabin by the Lake'''s director Mike Helton is a complete tool and sleaze who [[CastingCouch sleeps with his female leads in exchange for future job ofers]], constantly hurls abuse at his co-workers, demands to micromanage every aspect of the production, and falsely claims to be an expert on the (not actually) deceased serial killer the film is about. After [[VillainProtagonist Stanley]] gets rid of him, no one except the two female starts really question his disappearance.

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* ''[[Film/CabinByTheLake Return to Cabin by the Lake]]'': The movie-within-a-movie ''Cabin by the Lake'''s director Mike Helton is a complete tool and sleaze who [[CastingCouch sleeps with his female leads in exchange for future job ofers]], offers]], constantly hurls abuse at his co-workers, demands to micromanage every aspect of the production, and falsely claims to be an expert on the (not actually) deceased serial killer the film is about. After [[VillainProtagonist Stanley]] gets rid of him, no one except the two female starts really question his disappearance.



* The ''Creator/TimDorsey'' novel ''The Big Bamboo'' is centered around the production of a movie being made by a third-rate studio, who hired a once-great director who had gone senile. Included in the film at the director's insistence are recreations of the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of the Death Star, despite the fact that the movie is about a oil scam in Alabama. American viewers rightly rejected it as awful, [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible but artsy film critics in Europe thought it was brilliant]], and successfully got the director a posthumous Oscar.

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* The ''Creator/TimDorsey'' novel ''The Big Bamboo'' is centered around the production of a movie being made by a third-rate studio, who hired a once-great director who had gone senile. Included in the film at the director's insistence are recreations of the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of the Death Star, despite the fact that the movie is about a an oil scam in Alabama. American viewers rightly rejected it as awful, [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible but artsy film critics in Europe thought it was brilliant]], and successfully got the director a posthumous Oscar.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': The director from "Hoist Goes Hollywood." He adds the Autobots to his film on a whim, even changing the entire script to accomodate them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': The director from "Hoist Goes Hollywood." He adds the Autobots to his film on a whim, even changing the entire script to accomodate accommodate them.



* ''CelebrityDeathmatch'' did an episode where a major studio had bought the rights to make TheMovie version of the show, and referee Mills Lane was picked to be the director, despite having no movie experience whatsoever. The original plan was to have MartinScorsese and OliverStone fight to the death for the job, but they ended up accidently killing eachother, forcing Nick and Johnny to beg Mills to save the movie. However, he quickly turns into a prima donna director over the course of about 20 minutes, to the point where he starts referring to himself in third person by the end.

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* ''CelebrityDeathmatch'' did an episode where a major studio had bought the rights to make TheMovie version of the show, and referee Mills Lane was picked to be the director, despite having no movie experience whatsoever. The original plan was to have MartinScorsese and OliverStone fight to the death for the job, but they ended up accidently accidentally killing eachother, each other, forcing Nick and Johnny to beg Mills to save the movie. However, he quickly turns into a prima donna director over the course of about 20 minutes, to the point where he starts referring to himself in the third person by the end.
22nd Jan '18 4:31:03 AM SilentStranger
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* ''CelebrityDeathmatch'' did an episode where a major studio had bought the rights to make TheMovie version of the show, and referee Mills Lane was picked to be the director, despite having no movie experience whatsoever. The original plan was to have MartinScorsese and OliverStone fight to the death for the job, but they ended up accidently killing eachother, forcing Nick and Johnny to beg Mills to save the movie. However, he quickly turns into a prima donna director over the course of about 20 minutes, to the point where he starts referring to himself in third person by the end.
3rd Nov '17 2:34:00 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Episode 4, Bu-Bum and the animals encounter a zealous director, who is traveling Italy with his crew. He drafts Boo-Boom into his movie without even bothering if the boys is interested or not, changes scenes on a whim whenever he gets a better idea, isnít above applying EnforcedMethodActing (like taking away Boo-Boomís PreciousPhoto since he wants real tears for a scene), and even puts his actors in danger by forcing them to shoot a scene in a partly destroyed building that is about to collapse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Episode 4, Bu-Bum and the animals encounter a zealous director, who is traveling Italy with his crew. He drafts Boo-Boom into his movie without even bothering if the boys boy is interested or not, changes scenes on a whim whenever he gets a better idea, isnít above applying EnforcedMethodActing (like taking away Boo-Boomís PreciousPhoto since he wants real tears for a scene), and even puts his actors in danger by forcing them to shoot a scene in a partly destroyed building that is about to collapse.
15th Sep '17 9:11:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In AreYouBeingServed, Mr Humphries became this whenever the cast [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow puts on a show.]]

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* In AreYouBeingServed, Series/AreYouBeingServed, Mr Humphries became this whenever the cast [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow puts on a show.]]
12th Sep '17 3:25:52 PM Malady
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* Litchfield from ''InstantClassic'' is a textbook one of these, although he often straddles the line between prima donna and pure madness. [[spoiler: Like the time he shot himself. Or the time he burned his own studio down ''while he was in it''.]] In fact, since most of the main characters are filmmakers, they all slip into this trope at some point.

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* Litchfield from ''InstantClassic'' ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'' is a textbook one of these, although he often straddles the line between prima donna and pure madness. [[spoiler: Like [[spoiler:Like the time he shot himself. Or the time he burned his own studio down ''while he was in it''.]] In fact, since most of the main characters are filmmakers, they all slip into this trope at some point.



* Mr. Director, the JerryLewis [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] from a few ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' shorts.

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* Mr. Director, the JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] from a few ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' shorts.
22nd Jul '17 9:26:10 PM igordebraga
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Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, even if it is TruthInTelevision (plenty of examples can be found in our TroubledProduction page).

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Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, even Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease Even if it is TruthInTelevision (plenty of examples can be found in our TroubledProduction page).
22nd Jul '17 9:24:44 PM igordebraga
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Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, even if it is TruthInTelevision (plenty of examples can be found in our TroubledProduction page).
5th Jul '17 4:34:28 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Director, the JerryLewis {{Expy}} from a few ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' shorts. See RealLife.

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* Mr. Director, the JerryLewis {{Expy}} [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] from a few ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' shorts. See RealLife.shorts.
25th Jun '17 2:40:28 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Litchfield from ''InstantClassic'' is a textbook one of these, although he often straddles the line between prima donna and pure madness. [[spoiler: Like the time he shot himself. Or the time he burned his own studio down ''while he was in it''.]] In fact, since most of the main characters are filmmakers, they all slip into this trope at some point.
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* Litchfield from ''InstantClassic'' is a textbook one of these, although he often straddles the line between prima donna and pure madness. [[spoiler: Like the time he shot himself. Or the time he burned his own studio down ''while he was in it''.]] In fact, since most of the main characters are filmmakers, they all slip into this trope at some point.
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10th Jun '17 8:04:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* Molly Coddle adopts this attitude in the ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' ChristmasEpisode "Twas the Night Before Bumpy" when nobody takes her seriously as pageant director. Fortunately, she sees the error of her ways and the other characters forgive her for being bossy and rude.
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