History Main / TheCastShowOff

24th Sep '16 10:32:49 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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''.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
**
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.



[[folder:Film]]

to:

[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* 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''.

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.
**
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''.

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.
''Film/TheCottonClub''.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]

to:

[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

to:

[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* 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.

to:

* 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.

to:

** 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.
***
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.

to:

--->'''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'':
**
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!

to:

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



[[folder:Theatre]]

to:

[[folder:Theatre]][[folder:Theater]]



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

to:

* 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".

to:

* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' Creator/TroyBaker shows off his skill with a guitar and Courtnee Draper gives some beautiful vocals.
**
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''

to:

* ''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."

to:

* Miguel Nogera sings better than expected in [[WebVideo/DaSuisa Grasse and Da Homa Truck Drivers]].
**
Drivers]]. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with La Morgan.
* On ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/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."



* 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.]]

to:

* Andrew, who plays all but three roles in ''WebVideo/TheTimeGuys'', is the only cast member who speaks Spanish, and this has influenced several gags.
**
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}}''.

to:

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



30th Aug '16 6:52:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' started off having Sonny (DemiLovato) as a comedy actress, not a musician (although from the very first episode and opening credits it's seen she's got a guitar). That, until a second season episode where she shows she sings, plays the piano and writes music (like Demi Lovato herself). Probably justified, seeing as how it's a DisneyChannel show, and Disney loves to promote its stars as {{Idol Singer}}s.

to:

* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' started off having Sonny (DemiLovato) as a comedy actress, not a musician (although from the very first episode and opening credits it's seen she's got a guitar). That, until a second season episode where she shows she sings, plays the piano and writes music (like Demi Lovato herself). Probably justified, seeing as how it's a DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel show, and Disney loves to promote its stars as {{Idol Singer}}s.
17th Aug '16 8:51:34 AM kyokutonomajo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The 2005 revival of ''Theatre/{{Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street}}'' also had actors and actresses playing their own instruments (including, notably, Patti LuPone on tuba.}

to:

* The 2005 revival of ''Theatre/{{Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street}}'' also had actors and actresses playing their own instruments (including, notably, Patti LuPone [=LuPone=] on tuba.}
17th Aug '16 7:33:38 AM pinkdalek
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A choreographer was consulted to develop the movements for the Zarbi, Menoptera and Optera in "The Web Planet", and the crew was so impressed with her that she was given the role of the lead Menoptera character in the story, Vrestin.

to:

** A choreographer choreographer, Rosalyn de Winter, was consulted to develop the movements for the Zarbi, Menoptera and Optera in "The Web Planet", and the crew was so impressed with her that she was given the role of the lead Menoptera character in the story, Vrestin.
8th Aug '16 8:14:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The English actress for the MysteriousWaif songstress Azura in ''FireEmblemFates'' is long-time Broadway actress and singer, Rena Strober. Whereas the Japanese version gave her [[NonSingingVoice an actress for speaking and an up-and-coming singer for singing]], Rena Strober both speaks and sings.

to:

* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''
**
The English actress for the MysteriousWaif songstress Azura in ''FireEmblemFates'' is long-time Broadway actress and singer, Rena Strober. Whereas the Japanese version gave her [[NonSingingVoice an actress for speaking and an up-and-coming singer for singing]], singing]] (Lynn-san and Renka, respectively), Rena Strober both speaks and sings.
24th Jul '16 2:39:31 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In one episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'', it is discovered that Manny has a great talent for the piano, which is exploited by Fran and Bernard who both wish to appear that they can play. Manny is played by BillBailey, who, of course, is a very talented multi-instrumentalist. Bailey recorded all musical renditions in this episode, including those heard on the radio.

to:

* In one episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'', it is discovered that Manny has a great talent for the piano, which is exploited by Fran and Bernard who both wish to appear that they can play. Manny is played by BillBailey, Music/BillBailey, who, of course, is a very talented multi-instrumentalist. Bailey recorded all musical renditions in this episode, including those heard on the radio.
18th Jul '16 1:01:38 PM Kirayoshi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The Monkees were quite capable of singing in close harmony, as demonstrated in an episode that aired around Christmas where they sang an acapella version of the Spanish carol [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_hlYgCNFZc "Riu Riu Chiu"]].
9th Jul '16 8:03:10 PM tolchok
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The joint musical review of ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' features not only Doug Walker's singing, but also Beth Elderkin of ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'', who is a trained singer.
This list shows the last 10 events of 463. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheCastShowOff