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24th Nov '16 12:49:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The entire point of the ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' episode [[MusicalEpisode "Song Beneath the Song"]]: nearly all of the characters sing at one point, but the focus is on Callie (Sara Ramirez), Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Owen (Kevin [=McKidd=]), all of whom have excellent voices. Ramirez even has a Tony for ''{{Spamalot}}''.

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* The entire point of the ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' episode [[MusicalEpisode "Song Beneath the Song"]]: nearly all of the characters sing at one point, but the focus is on Callie (Sara Ramirez), Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Owen (Kevin [=McKidd=]), all of whom have excellent voices. Ramirez even has a Tony for ''{{Spamalot}}''.''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''.
16th Nov '16 5:50:24 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Hidden Talent" was part of an attempt to establish Christy Carlson Romano as a crossover singer/actress. Creator/{{Disney}} does this a lot with its female leads; LindsayLohan, Creator/RavenSymone, Music/HilaryDuff, Music/MileyCyrus, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/DemiLovato, ''HighSchoolMusical'', ''CampRock'', etc. Christy would later provide the romantic theme under the ending credits of TheMovie (not quite the GrandFinale) "So The Drama", except there she's not performing as Kim.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Hidden Talent" was part of an attempt to establish Christy Carlson Romano as a crossover singer/actress. Creator/{{Disney}} does this a lot with its female leads; LindsayLohan, Creator/LindsayLohan, Creator/RavenSymone, Music/HilaryDuff, Music/MileyCyrus, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/DemiLovato, ''HighSchoolMusical'', ''CampRock'', ''Film/CampRock'', etc. Christy would later provide the romantic theme under the ending credits of TheMovie (not quite the GrandFinale) "So The Drama", except there she's not performing as Kim.
13th Nov '16 4:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* PaulDini seems to enjoy writing musical parts for the cast to perform when he writes. He claims that he wrote the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Harlequinade" after hearing Arleen Sorkin sing for an upcoming audition. He has written episodes of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' that also showcase the cast's singing talent.

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* PaulDini seems to enjoy writing musical parts for the cast to perform when he writes. He claims that he wrote the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Harlequinade" after hearing Arleen Sorkin sing for an upcoming audition. He has written episodes of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' that also showcase the cast's singing talent.



** Apparently getting Batman to sing was something that they were trying to do from the beginning because the voice actor Creator/KevinConroy had an excellent voice. He was one of the singers for the tongue-in-cheek Batman Musical bit in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' but it wasn't until ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that they got Batman to sing in-character.

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** Apparently getting Batman to sing was something that they were trying to do from the beginning because the voice actor Creator/KevinConroy had an excellent voice. He was one of the singers for the tongue-in-cheek Batman Musical bit in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' but it wasn't until ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' that they got Batman to sing in-character.
27th Oct '16 2:00:34 AM LondonKdS
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* One of Creator/AdamCarolla's first regular jobs was on ''Radio/TheKevinAndBeaneShow'' playing a spoof phone-caller character called Mr. Birchum, a cranky old high school woodwork teacher. In reality, Carolla's "day job" at the time was doing carpentry on construction sites, allowing him to drop enough convincing woodwork talk into his routines to convince some viewers that he was a real member of the public and not a comedy character.

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* One of Creator/AdamCarolla's first regular jobs was on ''Radio/TheKevinAndBeaneShow'' ''Radio/TheKevinAndBeanShow'' playing a spoof phone-caller character called Mr. Birchum, a cranky old high school woodwork teacher. In reality, Carolla's "day job" at the time was doing carpentry on construction sites, allowing him to drop enough convincing woodwork talk into his routines to convince some viewers that he was a real member of the public and not a comedy character.
27th Oct '16 2:00:09 AM LondonKdS
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* One of Creator/AdamCarolla's first regular jobs was on ''Radio/TheKevinAndBeaneShow'' playing a spoof phone-caller character called Mr. Birchum, a cranky old high school woodwork teacher. In reality, Carolla's "day job" at the time was doing carpentry on construction sites, allowing him to drop enough convincing woodwork talk into his routines to convince some viewers that he was a real member of the public and not a comedy character.
24th Oct '16 1:46:10 AM humanpunk
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* In the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'''s second season, the team infiltrates a cabaret in Nazi-occupied France by having Stein claim to be Hitler's favorite singer Max Lorenz, to whom he supposedly bears a resemblance (the fact that Lorenz was in his early 40s doesn't come up). The rest of the team quietly panic when he's forced to sing to prove his identity, but of course Victor Garber is a veteran of Broadway musicals, and Stein brings even a high-ranking Nazi to tears with a rendition of an "original song" [[Film/TheSoundOfMusic Edelweiss]].
3rd Oct '16 5:22:54 PM McJeff
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* WWE had an anonymous referee who was a pretty good beatboxer. The ref got to show off his beatboxing twice - once to help Brian "Spanky" Kendrick make fun of Wrestling/JohnCena, the other time to help Wrestling/KurtAngle make fun of John Cena.


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* Reby Sky is a fairly accomplished pianist, and she played the piano as part of the Broken Hardys entrance for Bound for Glory 2016.
24th Sep '16 10:32:49 AM nombretomado
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** Jaleel White was also a fan of martial arts (and was also building muscle), so one episode has him transform into BruceLee using his special chamber. This was revived for two other episodes.

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** Jaleel White was also a fan of martial arts (and was also building muscle), so one episode has him transform into BruceLee Creator/BruceLee using his special chamber. This was revived for two other episodes.
22nd Sep '16 9:02:39 PM nombretomado
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** In some episodes Chandler (played by Matthew Perry) is seen playing tennis well and is also a good ping pong player. Perry has a keen interest in tennis and was a top-ranked junior player. Matthew also played a tennis player on ''BeverlyHills90210''.

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** In some episodes Chandler (played by Matthew Perry) is seen playing tennis well and is also a good ping pong player. Perry has a keen interest in tennis and was a top-ranked junior player. Matthew also played a tennis player on ''BeverlyHills90210''.''Series/BeverlyHills90210''.
21st Sep '16 2:15:51 PM StFan
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Mimi is required to sing to wake up a sleeping [=ShogunGekomon=] in one episode. Her seiyuu, Ai Maeda, sang the ending songs for most of the series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
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In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Mimi is required to sing to wake up a sleeping [=ShogunGekomon=] in one episode. Her seiyuu, Ai Maeda, sang the ending songs for most of the series.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' Steven Tyler of Music/{{Aerosmith}} gets to sing as Nim.
* Believe it or not, but in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', Creator/SimonPegg has a little piece of music as Buck, singing a version of Figaro's Aria from ''Music/TheBarberOfSeville''. And it sounds ''really'' well.
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* Creator/ValKilmer is quite skilled at fingerwalking: rolling something through and over his fingers. A coin in ''Billy The Kid'', two coins while standing and walking in ''RealGenius'', a poker chip in ''{{Film/Tombstone}}'', drumsticks in ''Film/TheDoors'', and a crowbar in ''TopSecret''.

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* Creator/ValKilmer is quite skilled at fingerwalking: rolling something through and over his fingers. A coin in ''Billy The Kid'', two coins while standing and walking in ''RealGenius'', ''Film/RealGenius'', a poker chip in ''{{Film/Tombstone}}'', ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'', drumsticks in ''Film/TheDoors'', and a crowbar in ''TopSecret''.''Film/TopSecret''.



* Creator/EdwardNorton lived with Creator/SalmaHayek for years, and speaks fluent Spanish. If there is any excuse to get a few lines in Spanish shoehorned into any of his movies, he will take it. There is a particularly egregious example in his directorial effort ''Film/KeepingTheFaith'', where his priest character chats to a boy in his congregation in Spanish for no plot-related reason whatsoever.
** It gets turned around in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' when he spends the first act living in Brazil, and speaks the local language (Portuguese) - poorly, and when he finds himself in Guatemala he barely knows a few basic words.
* ''Film/AFilmWithMeInIt'' has an in-universe example: [[TheDanza Mark]] asks Pierce to make his character in the script they're supposedly writing a clarinet player, solely due to the fact that Mark can play the clarinet--so no one else can play the role.

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* Creator/EdwardNorton lived with Creator/SalmaHayek for years, and speaks fluent Spanish. If there is any excuse to get a few lines in Spanish shoehorned into any of his movies, he will take it. There is a particularly egregious example in his directorial effort ''Film/KeepingTheFaith'', where his priest character chats to a boy in his congregation in Spanish for no plot-related reason whatsoever.
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whatsoever. It gets turned around in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' when he spends the first act living in Brazil, and speaks the local language (Portuguese) - -- poorly, and when he finds himself in Guatemala he barely knows a few basic words.
* ''Film/AFilmWithMeInIt'' has an in-universe example: [[TheDanza Mark]] asks Pierce to make his character in the script they're supposedly writing a clarinet player, solely due to the fact that Mark can play the clarinet--so no one clarinet -- so no-one else can play the role.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' Steven Tyler of Music/{{Aerosmith}} gets to sing as Nim.



* Creator/AntonioBanderas. A man of unfair talents. Singing and dancing in ''Film/{{Evita}}'', as well as ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', dancing and fencing in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' and doing all his own guitarwork in ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''.

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* Creator/AntonioBanderas. A man of unfair talents. Singing and dancing in ''Film/{{Evita}}'', as well as ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'', dancing and fencing in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' and doing all his own guitarwork in ''Film/{{Desperado}}'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''.



* Richard Gere played his own cornet solos in ''TheCottonClub''.
* Believe it or not, but in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', Creator/SimonPegg has a little piece of music as Buck, singing a version of Figaro's Aria from ''Music/TheBarberOfSeville''. And it sounds ''really'' well.

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* Richard Gere played his own cornet solos in ''TheCottonClub''.
* Believe it or not, but in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'', Creator/SimonPegg has a little piece of music as Buck, singing a version of Figaro's Aria from ''Music/TheBarberOfSeville''. And it sounds ''really'' well.
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* And in the more recent days of radio, on ''AdventuresInOdyssey'', Will Ryan's propensity for playing the ukulele (he would actually bring it to recording sessions) carried over into his character, Eugene.

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* And in the more recent days of radio, on ''AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', Will Ryan's propensity for playing the ukulele (he would actually bring it to recording sessions) carried over into his character, Eugene.



** The exception is Rob Brydon, who during his first appearance did a "Pick Up Song" of "Delilah" in which he revealed a ''really'' good and Tom-Jones-ish voice as well as a freakishly ability to stay in time when the music came back in. The show's accommodating him by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KUqXOAPgU continuing to give him Tom Jones songs in subsequent appearances]] arguably does qualify him for Cast Showoff.
*** Rob's true CrowningMusicOfAwesome comes in "One Song To The Tune Of Another". In a round when even decent singers consider themselves lucky to get to the end, he manages to make the most ridiculous combinations sound like that was how they were supposed to sound all along.

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** The exception is Rob Brydon, who during his first appearance did a "Pick Up Song" of "Delilah" in which he revealed a ''really'' good and Tom-Jones-ish voice as well as a freakishly ability to stay in time when the music came back in. The show's accommodating him by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KUqXOAPgU continuing to give him Tom Jones songs in subsequent appearances]] arguably does qualify him for Cast Showoff.
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Showoff. Rob's true CrowningMusicOfAwesome comes in "One Song To The Tune Of Another". In a round when even decent singers consider themselves lucky to get to the end, he manages to make the most ridiculous combinations sound like that was how they were supposed to sound all along.



--->'''Humph:''' "Since we have Phill Jupitus with us today, everyone agreed that it would have been a real shame not to include a game specially designed to show off his particular talents. And they were right - it was. So, on with the next round..."
* OlderThanTelevision: Back in 1932, ''TheJackBennyProgram'' had a tenor named Kenny Baker (and later, Dennis Day) who would get a show-halting song OnceAnEpisode. This even carried over into television.

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--->'''Humph:''' "Since Since we have Phill Jupitus with us today, everyone agreed that it would have been a real shame not to include a game specially designed to show off his particular talents. And they were right - -- it was. So, on with the next round..."
round...
* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'':
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OlderThanTelevision: Back in 1932, ''TheJackBennyProgram'' the program had a tenor named Kenny Baker (and later, Dennis Day) who would get a show-halting song OnceAnEpisode. This even carried over into television.



-->'''Carolyn''': Hell is being trapped in a grounded aircraft with two middle aged pilots singing Puccini at you!
-->'''Anthony Head & Roger Allam''': It's not Puccini!

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-->'''Carolyn''': -->'''Carolyn:''' Hell is being trapped in a grounded aircraft with two middle aged middle-aged pilots singing Puccini at you!
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'''Anthony
Head & Roger Allam''': Allam:''' It's not Puccini!



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* Same for ''Theatre/{{An American in Paris}}'' - Broadway originators include Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, both professional dancers.

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* Same for ''Theatre/{{An American in Paris}}'' - ''Theatre/AnAmericanInParis'' -- Broadway originators include Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, both professional dancers.



* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' Creator/TroyBaker shows off his skill with a guitar and Courtnee Draper gives some beautiful vocals.
** The director purportedly had to ask them to 'tone down' their skills to match their characters' amateur status, rather than sounding like a duet between "Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow".

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* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' Creator/TroyBaker shows off his skill with a guitar and Courtnee Draper gives some beautiful vocals.
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vocals. The director purportedly had to ask them to 'tone down' "tone down" their skills to match their characters' amateur status, rather than sounding like a duet between "Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow".



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':



* Miguel Nogera sings better than expected in [[WebVideo/DaSuisa Grasse and Da Homa Truck Drivers]].
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with La Morgan.
* On ''TheGuild'', Bladezz is occasionally seen toying with a deck of playing cards. Vincent Caso is known for carrying these everywhere he goes, and is noted on his character page to be "an accomplished sleight of hand artist and playing card handler."

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* Miguel Nogera sings better than expected in [[WebVideo/DaSuisa Grasse and Da Homa Truck Drivers]].
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Drivers]]. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with La Morgan.
* On ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/TheGuild'':
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Bladezz is occasionally seen toying with a deck of playing cards. Vincent Caso is known for carrying these everywhere he goes, and is noted on his character page to be "an accomplished sleight of hand artist and playing card handler."



* Andrew, who plays all but three roles in ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys'', is the only cast member who speaks Spanish, and this has influenced several gags.
** It doesn't seem like he helps the others' Spanish, [[FridgeLogic though it wouldn't be in character for them to know proper Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary.]]

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* Andrew, who plays all but three roles in ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys'', is the only cast member who speaks Spanish, and this has influenced several gags.
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gags. It doesn't seem like he helps the others' Spanish, [[FridgeLogic though it wouldn't be in character for them to know proper Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary.]]



* ''Everybody'' in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' -- after all, it's a musical. Who knew NathanFillion and NeilPatrickHarris could sing so well?
** Neil did play Toby in ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd ]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt0A4-d7Kk In Concert]]''.
** And Mark in ''{{Rent}}''.

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* ''Everybody'' in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' -- after all, it's a musical. Who knew NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion and NeilPatrickHarris Creator/NeilPatrickHarris could sing so well?
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well? Neil did play Toby in ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd ]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt0A4-d7Kk In Concert]]''.
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in Concert]]''. And Mark in ''{{Rent}}''.''Theatre/{{Rent}}''.



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