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13th May '18 5:20:56 PM zeroflyingwherever
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A script is more than just the lines of dialogue and the names of the characters. It also contains numerous on-stage cues which the actor must follow in order to progress the scene. These are part of the scene, but they are indications for the actor to, insert italics, ''do'' something. Experienced actors know how to navigate a script and can easily sift the text from the metatext. Inexperienced actors, however... New paragraph.

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A script is more than just the lines of dialogue and the names of the characters. It also contains numerous on-stage cues which the actor must follow in order to progress the scene. These are part of the scene, but they are indications for the actor to, insert italics, ''do'' something. Experienced actors know how to navigate a script and can easily sift the text from the metatext. Inexperienced actors, however... That struck a nerve, do not finish that sentence. New paragraph.



See ReadingAheadInTheScript, RepeatAfterMe, SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud and some examples of HelloInsertNameHere for tropes which use the same basic principle of humor, open parenthesis (saying stuff that the character is not supposed to be saying, close parenthesis). A staple of BadBadActing, end of description, insert line, open list of examples. Oh, damn.

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See ReadingAheadInTheScript, RepeatAfterMe, SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud and some examples of HelloInsertNameHere for tropes which use the same basic principle of humor, open parenthesis (saying stuff that the character is not supposed to be saying, close parenthesis). A staple of BadBadActing, end BadBadActing. End of description, insert line, open list of examples. Oh, damn.
23rd Apr '18 7:37:57 AM Korodzik
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* Back in the 1750s, the British Dobree family ordered from a Chinese manufacturer a porcelain plate with their coat of arms. They sent the enamelers a black-and-white sketch of the design, the proper colors indicated in text. Unfortunately, the Chinese enamelers couldn't read English and [[http://connected.pem.org/ask-a-curator/ mistook the words "red" and "green" for an actual part of the design]] (for added fun, the "red" region was painted green and vice versa).
25th Mar '18 10:05:42 AM rwe1138
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*''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'': In the episode "What Sexual Harris Meant", Earl reads a prepared statement on the witness stand. "And let me conclude by saying Foreman Harris is a great guy. Monica's been a troublemaker as long as I've known her and I'm pretty sure she cheats on her taxes. Stop here, look up, smile."
24th Mar '18 7:02:00 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** Bojack himself does this on occasion.
-->'''Bojack:''' ''(reading from cue cards)'' Princess Carolyn. Clear throat. ''clears throat''
2nd Mar '18 2:46:33 PM john_e
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* In ''Literature/{{Jennings}}'', the boys try to put on a play called "The Miser's Secret" (having rejected [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "The Mysterious Mystery of the Miserable Miser"]] on the grounds of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundancy]].) The first rehearsal begins with the murderer reading out his first line: "Creeping on stealthily. I wonder if I will meet that old miser today."
20th Feb '18 7:13:07 AM SteveMB
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* UsefulNotes/BarackObama used (and likely lampshaded) this trope at his speech on the White House correspondents dinner, most likely to mock people who claim he can't speak without one.

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* UsefulNotes/BarackObama used (and likely lampshaded) this trope at his speech on the White House correspondents dinner, most likely to mock people who claim he can't speak without one.a teleprompter.
14th Feb '18 10:37:16 AM SteveMB
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* ''Blog/TextsFromSuperheroes'': A text-message variation when [[http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/image/66731514443 Jarvis mistakes Tony's instructions for dictation]].
13th Feb '18 9:41:10 PM starwolf
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* BillyCrystal hosted the 2012 AcademyAwards. That year Kodak was filing for bankruptcy and the theater had not yet been renamed the Hollywood and Highland Center.
-->'''BillyCrystal:''' Welcome back to the Your Name Here Theater!
8th Feb '18 2:37:20 PM meowloudly15
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' when Sadie attempts to cast a spell. She was so nervous that she almost said "I, insert your name here!"
27th Jan '18 12:37:33 PM nombretomado
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* Comedian VictorBorge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ91SVKryYU invented his own method of speaking punctuations and then had Dean Martin sing it.]]

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* Comedian VictorBorge Creator/VictorBorge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ91SVKryYU invented his own method of speaking punctuations and then had Dean Martin sing it.]]
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