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11th Feb '16 11:42:13 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the book ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' most of the characters sing more or less all the time, but this was scrapped for [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings the film versions]]. After hearing Billy Boyd sing "Delilah" at a karaoke bar, however, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens decided to let Pippin sing. Boyd picked a song from the books, wrote a tune for it, and the result was the scene where Pippin sings to Denethor. Funnily enough, when Denethor in the books ask Pippin to sing him a song, Pippin does not comply. The vocals are included on the three-disc expanded sets for each film, so if you want to hear Creator/LivTyler singing you know where to go. * Creator/HarrisonFord worked as a carpenter before becoming an actor. He gets to display those skills in ''Film/{{Witness}}'', where he fixes a birdhouse and participates in a BarnRaising.
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* In the book ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' most of the characters sing more or less all the time, but this was scrapped for [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings the film versions]]. After hearing Billy Boyd sing "Delilah" at a karaoke bar, however, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens decided to let Pippin sing. Boyd picked a song from the books, wrote a tune for it, and the result was the scene where Pippin sings to Denethor. Funnily enough, when Denethor in the books ask Pippin to sing him a song, Pippin does book specifies "''He was not comply. asked to sing.''" The vocals are included on the three-disc expanded sets for each film, so if you want to hear Creator/LivTyler singing you know where to go. * Creator/HarrisonFord worked as a carpenter before becoming an actor. He gets to display those skills in ''Film/{{Witness}}'', where he fixes a birdhouse birdhouse, makes a toy for the kid, and participates in a BarnRaising.
6th Feb '16 9:01:11 PM nombretomado
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** In the seventh season, Neil and Cobie have another chance to show their talents with an impressive dance number, and later in the season, Neil and Josh get to sing again when Barney and Ted have a duet parody of ''{{Cheers}}'s'' "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" about the impromptu bar they opened in Ted's apartment.
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** In the seventh season, Neil and Cobie have another chance to show their talents with an impressive dance number, and later in the season, Neil and Josh get to sing again when Barney and Ted have a duet parody of ''{{Cheers}}'s'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}''' "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" about the impromptu bar they opened in Ted's apartment.
3rd Feb '16 12:40:30 PM Movienut376
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** To put it in perspective, not even Schwarzenegger himself could do that.
26th Jan '16 1:27:47 AM BilgeRat
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in another episode: --->'''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..."
24th Jan '16 4:21:48 PM nombretomado
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** In the episode "Shindig", River deconstructs the mobster Badger, all in a Cockney accent -- again utilizing SummerGlau's knack for accents, or what the show's producers thought was a knack for accents. Her Cockney accent has been heavily criticised, however.
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** In the episode "Shindig", River deconstructs the mobster Badger, all in a Cockney accent -- again utilizing SummerGlau's Creator/SummerGlau's knack for accents, or what the show's producers thought was a knack for accents. Her Cockney accent has been heavily criticised, however.
24th Jan '16 4:21:34 PM nombretomado
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* The ballet episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was originally conceived as an excuse for Whedon to utilize Creator/AmyAcker's dancing talent. The only scene that required her to dance was cut from the episode for pacing reasons. It did, however, allow him to display former ballerina SummerGlau's dancing talents -- and her knack for accents.
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* The ballet episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was originally conceived as an excuse for Whedon to utilize Creator/AmyAcker's dancing talent. The only scene that required her to dance was cut from the episode for pacing reasons. It did, however, allow him to display former ballerina SummerGlau's Creator/SummerGlau's dancing talents -- and her knack for accents.
19th Jan '16 12:56:08 AM DaibhidC
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* At least part of the reason for the increasingly elaborate PatterSongs in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operas was that George Grossmith was very good at performing them.
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* At least part of the reason for the increasingly elaborate PatterSongs {{Patter Song}}s in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operas was that George Grossmith was very good at performing them.
19th Jan '16 12:55:46 AM DaibhidC
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* Before she got into acting, Cathy Rigby was a professional gymnast. She did get to display some of her talents when she was cast as the lead in the stage production of ''Theatre/PeterPan''
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* Before she got into acting, Cathy Rigby was a professional gymnast. She did get to display some of her talents when she was cast as the lead in the stage production of ''Theatre/PeterPan''''Theatre/PeterPan''. * At least part of the reason for the increasingly elaborate PatterSongs in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operas was that George Grossmith was very good at performing them.
16th Jan '16 12:19:54 PM pinkdalek
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*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "The Ark in Space" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his gorgeous voice, with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Robert Holmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.
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*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "The Ark in Space" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his [[VoiceOfDramatic gorgeous voice, voice]], with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Robert Holmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.

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*** WordOfGod says * Little Gray, a monkey, was added to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' because Raiden's motion actor was really good at doing monkey impressions, and made the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech crew crack up by doing them in "The Ark in Space" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability [[MotionCapture mocap]] clothes. Hideo Kojima decided to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his gorgeous voice, with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Robert Holmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just add a monkey character for the joy of hearing Baker say them.him to play in addition to Raiden.
1st Jan '16 5:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* A {{Filler}} episode of the ''{{Slayers}}'' anime had Lina and Amelia sing a duet together; Music/MegumiHayashibara (Lina) is an accomplished singer (it helps that she sings all of the show's opening and closing songs), as is the lesser-known Masami Suzuki (Amelia), who would eventually sing the opening and ending to the ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' OVA. Zelgadis (Creator/HikaruMidorikawa) helps them with the "test run" of the song; his actor is also a well-known singer.
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* A {{Filler}} episode of the ''{{Slayers}}'' ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' anime had Lina and Amelia sing a duet together; Music/MegumiHayashibara (Lina) is an accomplished singer (it helps that she sings all of the show's opening and closing songs), as is the lesser-known Masami Suzuki (Amelia), who would eventually sing the opening and ending to the ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' OVA. Zelgadis (Creator/HikaruMidorikawa) helps them with the "test run" of the song; his actor is also a well-known singer.
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