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13th Nov '17 6:42:00 PM AustinCarver13
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* ''The Paul Reiser Show'' promptly bombed as soon as it aired, and NBC cancelled it after two episodes. Considering he has done nothing noteworthy since ''Series/MadAboutYou'' came to an end over a decade ago, this appeared to signal the end of Paul Reiser's on-screen career. However, he seems to have quietly regained some viability as a supporting actor in various movie projects, appearing in ''Film/BehindTheCandelabra'', ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'', and ''Film/{{Concussion}}''. Additionally, a recurring role in the TV Show ''Married'' earned some critical acclaim for him particularly.

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* ''The Paul Reiser Show'' promptly bombed as soon as it aired, and NBC cancelled it after two episodes. Considering he has done nothing noteworthy since ''Series/MadAboutYou'' came to an end over a decade ago, this appeared to signal the end of Paul Reiser's on-screen career. However, he seems to have quietly regained some viability as a supporting actor in various movie projects, appearing in ''Film/BehindTheCandelabra'', ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'', and ''Film/{{Concussion}}''. Additionally, a recurring role in the TV Show ''Married'' earned some critical acclaim for him particularly. His lead role in the second season of ''Series/StrangerThings'' has certainly helped his case quite a bit.
12th Nov '17 10:58:01 PM Twentington
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* Creator/LucilleBall, the star of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', conceived of the idea for, produced and acted in another primetime comedy series, ''Life With Lucy'' (no relation to Ball's StarMakingRole) on Creator/{{ABC}} in the 1980s. Given her past television successes through the 60s and 70s even after the end of her most famous show, Ball was given complete creative control over the series - which meant that she tried to replicate ''I Love Lucy'''s success in the 50's for an 80's crowd. Suffice to say, the attempt didn't work, and the resulting series (about a widow who goes to work at a hardware store) was painfully unfunny and cringe-inducing to watch (at least partially because Lucy was trying to duplicate her famous slapstick comedy, which didn't work nearly as well for her as it did when she was younger (pratfalls by a senior citizen make you want to call a doctor to check their hip, not laugh). The show flopped on arrival, and its failure made Ball stop working on any more projects (she died three years later).

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* Creator/LucilleBall, the star of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', conceived of the idea for, produced produced, and acted in another primetime comedy series, ''Life With Lucy'' (no relation to Ball's StarMakingRole) on Creator/{{ABC}} in the 1980s. Given her past television successes through the 60s and 70s even after the end of her most famous show, Ball was given complete creative control over the series - which meant that she tried to replicate ''I Love Lucy'''s success in the 50's for an 80's crowd. Suffice to say, the attempt didn't work, and the resulting series (about a widow who goes to work at a hardware store) was painfully unfunny and cringe-inducing to watch (at least partially because watch. One big reason was that Lucy was trying to duplicate her famous slapstick comedy, which didn't work nearly as well for her as it did when she was younger (pratfalls by the then-75-year-old Ball (watching a senior citizen make do pratfalls makes you want to call a doctor to check their her hip, not laugh). The show flopped on arrival, and its failure made Ball stop working on any more projects (she projects, as she died three years later).later.
29th Oct '17 10:52:57 AM nombretomado
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* Nikki Cox became an instant sex symbol in her role as the teenage daughter, Tiffany Malloy on Creator/TheWB sitcom (one of the network's earliest shows back in early 1995) ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter''. When ''Unhappily'' ended its run after 100 episodes in 1999, Cox starred in her own sitcom for the WB called ''Nikki'', which lasted for two years. However, sometime after leaving the Creator/{{NBC}} series ''Series/LasVegas'', Cox reemerged (after having had some ill-advised plastic surgery) in a guest appearance on the Creator/{{CBS}} series ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' alongside her real-life husband Jay Mohr (a former ''SNL'' cast member from season 19 to season 20. While his screentime was very limited and he ended up getting screwed out of being a member of the season 21 cast, Mohr is remembered for his impression of frequent host ChristopherWalken). Since that time, Cox's most notable acting role has been voicing Silver Sable on ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.

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* Nikki Cox became an instant sex symbol in her role as the teenage daughter, Tiffany Malloy on Creator/TheWB sitcom (one of the network's earliest shows back in early 1995) ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter''. When ''Unhappily'' ended its run after 100 episodes in 1999, Cox starred in her own sitcom for the WB called ''Nikki'', which lasted for two years. However, sometime after leaving the Creator/{{NBC}} series ''Series/LasVegas'', Cox reemerged (after having had some ill-advised plastic surgery) in a guest appearance on the Creator/{{CBS}} series ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' alongside her real-life husband Jay Mohr (a former ''SNL'' cast member from season 19 to season 20. While his screentime was very limited and he ended up getting screwed out of being a member of the season 21 cast, Mohr is remembered for his impression of frequent host ChristopherWalken).Creator/ChristopherWalken). Since that time, Cox's most notable acting role has been voicing Silver Sable on ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
24th Oct '17 6:59:41 AM ClintEastwood
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* Michael Richards in ''The Michael Richards Show'', the first post-''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' project that established the "''Seinfeld'' curse". Since it flopped in 2000, he's only done voice-over work (including in his old co-star's ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'') and played himself in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''. His career was buried in 2006 by deciding to deal with a heckler at one of his stand-up comedy shows by screeching racial epithets at him. The incident was captured and uploaded to YouTube, [[NeverLiveItDown ensuring that it would live on forever]].

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* Michael Richards Creator/MichaelRichards in ''The Michael Richards Show'', the first post-''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' project that established the "''Seinfeld'' curse". Since it flopped in 2000, he's only done voice-over work (including in his old co-star's ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'') and played himself in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''. His career was buried in 2006 by deciding to deal with a heckler at one of his stand-up comedy shows by screeching racial epithets at him. The incident was captured and uploaded to YouTube, [[NeverLiveItDown ensuring that it would live on forever]].



* Rob Schneider of all people (known best for playing bit parts in Happy Madison movies and/or leading in ridiculous ripe-for-parody comedies ([[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Rob Schneider is:]] ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark A Carrot!"]]'')) headlined a sitcom for CBS aptly titled ''Rob'', where he played a milquetoast white guy married to a SpicyLatina stereotype (and both lived with her family.) It didn't last a full season and ''no one'' from the show, except for Creator/EugenioDerbez, who would go on to star in the sleeper hit ''Film/InstructionsNotIncluded'' and is still iconic in his native Mexico, has been seen since. Schneider later dug himself deeper with 2016's animated bomb ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' and his infamous Website/{{Twitter}} tirades.

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* Rob Schneider Creator/RobSchneider of all people (known best for playing bit parts in Happy Madison movies and/or leading in ridiculous ripe-for-parody comedies ([[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Rob Schneider is:]] ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark A Carrot!"]]'')) headlined a sitcom for CBS aptly titled ''Rob'', where he played a milquetoast white guy married to a SpicyLatina stereotype (and both lived with her family.) It didn't last a full season and ''no one'' from the show, except for Creator/EugenioDerbez, who would go on to star in the sleeper hit ''Film/InstructionsNotIncluded'' and is still iconic in his native Mexico, has been seen since. Schneider later dug himself deeper with 2016's animated bomb ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'' and his infamous Website/{{Twitter}} tirades.
18th Sep '17 4:33:47 PM Fudga
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* Creator/AmberHeard had a lot of buzz about her movie career, reaching its height when she beat actresses like Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Creator/KeiraKnightley for the role of Johnny Depp's LoveInterest in ''Film/TheRumDiary'', which flopped at the box office. Then she starred in the dreadful flop TV show ''Series/ThePlayboyClub'', and her buzz was all but killed overnight. Heard's next few films like ''Film/{{Paranoia|2013}}'' and ''Film/ThreeDaysToKill'' were critical and box office letdowns, and paired with her messy divorce from Depp, it seems most likely that her career won't reach new heights after that.

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* Creator/AmberHeard had a lot of buzz about her movie career, reaching its height when she beat actresses like Creator/ScarlettJohansson and Creator/KeiraKnightley for the role of Johnny Depp's LoveInterest in ''Film/TheRumDiary'', which flopped at the box office. Then she starred in the dreadful flop TV show ''Series/ThePlayboyClub'', and her buzz was all but killed overnight. Heard's next few films like ''Film/{{Paranoia|2013}}'' and ''Film/ThreeDaysToKill'' were critical and box office letdowns, and paired with her messy divorce from Depp, it seems most likely that her career won't reach new heights after that. However, she has joined the DCEU as Mera in "Aquaman".
13th Sep '17 8:39:02 PM gjjones
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* Surprisingly ''averted like hell'' in the Mexican Spanish dub of ''Manga/LoveHina'', if you take into account how awful that dub was, albeit some actors, like Naru's one (Karla Vega) went into voicing secondary roles aftewards, but others, like Keitaro's (Ricardo Bautista) managed to improve a lot, being his more outstandish performance was voicing Ayato Sakamaki in the Mexican dub of ''VisualNovel/DiabolikLovers'' and Ty Rux in ''WesternAnimation/DinoTrux''. It helped a lot the series never was re-run ever again after it first run in Latin America, and the fact the series was broadcasted at late hours, limiting the damage on the voice actors' reputations.
5th Sep '17 7:34:41 PM ironballs16
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* Michael Richards in ''The Michael Richards Show'', the first post-''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' project that established the "''Seinfeld'' curse". Since it flopped in 2000, he's only done voice-over work (including in his old co-star's ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'') and played himself in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''. His career was buried in 2006 by deciding to deal with a heckler at one of his stand-up comedy shows by screeching racial epithets at him. The incident was captured and uploaded to YouTube, ensuring that it would live on forever.

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* Michael Richards in ''The Michael Richards Show'', the first post-''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' project that established the "''Seinfeld'' curse". Since it flopped in 2000, he's only done voice-over work (including in his old co-star's ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'') and played himself in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''. His career was buried in 2006 by deciding to deal with a heckler at one of his stand-up comedy shows by screeching racial epithets at him. The incident was captured and uploaded to YouTube, [[NeverLiveItDown ensuring that it would live on forever.forever]].
14th Jul '17 2:01:52 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Steve Whitmire's gig as Kermit the Frog ended following the failure of ''Series/TheMuppets''; he was told as early as the next October that his days as everyone's favorite green frog were numbered, and he was finally handed his walking papers the next July.
13th Jul '17 7:06:51 AM HighCrate
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A good amount of these examples have been VindicatedByCable or garnered CultClassic status.

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A good amount number of these examples have been VindicatedByCable or garnered CultClassic status.
19th Jun '17 3:51:30 PM jormis29
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* Creator/BetteMidler in ''Film/{{Bette}}'', the spectacular failure of which effectively ended her entire acting career after ''For the Boys'' (see Film) crippled her film career. She now usually gets work performing her hits on various shows.

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* Creator/BetteMidler in ''Film/{{Bette}}'', ''Series/{{Bette}}'', the spectacular failure of which effectively ended her entire acting career after ''For the Boys'' (see Film) crippled her film career. She now usually gets work performing her hits on various shows.
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