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18th Jul '16 11:42:30 PM Twentington
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* ''Match Game'' on CBS had an incident where Joyce Bulifant's microphone stand broke. Instead of stopping tape to repair it, host Gene Rayburn called for a screwdriver as he repaired it right then and there.

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* ''Match Game'' ''Series/MatchGame'' on CBS had an incident where Joyce Bulifant's microphone stand broke. Instead of stopping tape to repair it, host Gene Rayburn called for a screwdriver as he repaired it right then and there.


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* A 1988 episode of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' was taped during a major storm in Los Angeles, so nearly 2/3 of the audience was empty. The cameramen did their best to show only the middle portion of the audience and give the impression that the studio was still full.
7th Jul '16 10:00:24 AM gewunomox
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* During a 1973 concert in San Francisco, drummer Keith Moon of TheWho passed out due to a drug reaction. Rather than stop the show, the band recruited an amateur drummer (the late [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scot_Halpin Scott Halpin]]) from the audience to replace him and finish the show.

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* During a 1973 concert in San Francisco, drummer Keith Moon of TheWho Music/TheWho passed out due to a drug reaction. Rather than stop the show, the band recruited an amateur drummer (the late [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scot_Halpin Scott Halpin]]) from the audience to replace him and finish the show.
24th Jun '16 10:10:47 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Similar to the ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' example, ''Anime/YesPrecure5'' had an incident early on. Urara is chosen to be the MC for a kid's play, but it turns out that the actress playing the rabbit fell ill. Nozomi, not wanting her friend's big day ruined, takes up the role of the rabbit... despite Rin pointing out that she was ''banned'' from the Drama Club after only 3 days in. Despite this, they go with it and things start out alright... only for Girinma to arrive and summon the MonsterOfTheWeek. The girls are able to blind most everyone to transform and the audience is treated to a Pretty Cure fight... which is a big hit with the crowds. When Urara's manager approaches Urara once more and wants the same thing to happen, the poor girl's left in a bind, while her friends tell the audience their answer.

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* Similar to the ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' example, ''Anime/YesPrecure5'' ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' had an incident early on. Urara is chosen to be the MC for a kid's play, but it turns out that the actress playing the rabbit fell ill. Nozomi, not wanting her friend's big day ruined, takes up the role of the rabbit... despite Rin pointing out that she was ''banned'' from the Drama Club after only 3 days in. Despite this, they go with it and things start out alright... only for Girinma to arrive and summon the MonsterOfTheWeek. The girls are able to blind most everyone to transform and the audience is treated to a Pretty Cure fight... which is a big hit with the crowds. When Urara's manager approaches Urara once more and wants the same thing to happen, the poor girl's left in a bind, while her friends tell the audience their answer.
18th Jun '16 2:23:27 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* During a 1973 concert in San Francisco, drummer Keith Moon of TheWho passed out due to a drug reaction. Rather than stop the show, the band recruited an amateur drummer (the late Scott Halpin) from the audience to replace him and finish the show.

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* During a 1973 concert in San Francisco, drummer Keith Moon of TheWho passed out due to a drug reaction. Rather than stop the show, the band recruited an amateur drummer (the late [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scot_Halpin Scott Halpin) Halpin]]) from the audience to replace him and finish the show.
22nd Apr '16 7:28:44 PM Taskmaster123
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* "The Show Must Go On", a song first written and performed by Leo Sayer, then covered by Three Dog Night, is all about this.
22nd Apr '16 7:26:12 PM Taskmaster123
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It must also be remembered that for live entertainers, not only is it about making sure people get their money's worth or ensuring a production continues, ''performing is something they've dedicated their lives to.'' It's not something they do, it's who they are, and it's a point of professional pride that no matter what, the show must go on.
13th Mar '16 6:03:46 PM treehugger0369
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Show Stoppers", even though the show is falling apart, the CMC continue the show.

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* Happens a few times in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Show Stoppers", even though the show is falling apart, the CMC continue the show.


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** Coloratura says this word for word after her manager quits in "The Mane Attraction." [[GilliganCut Next shot is her pacing and panicking while Rarity tries to get her dressed for the show.]]
5th Mar '16 2:48:03 AM Ccook1956
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* ''Match Game'' on CBS had an incident where Joyce Bulifant's microphone stand broke. Instead of stopping tape to repair it, host Gene Rayburn called for a screwdriver as he repaired it right then and there.
* ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' was originally live on NBC, so whenever the board malfunctioned, the host had to do something to stall for time. [[WordOfGod Norm Blumenthal]], the producer even said that if a light blew, a tech would appear on camera with a ladder and repair it with no stoppage of tape (when the show went to tape) and he'd pop for the tech's appearance.


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* A 1962 Paramount cartoon called "The Shoe Must Go On" dealt with a symphony orchestra rehearsal being disrupted by a blacksmith next door hammering a horseshoe on an anvil. After numerous attempts to stop the blacksmith, the orchestra manager simply [[ThrowItIn has the blacksmith and his hammering in the show as part of the orchestra.]]
30th Jan '16 6:49:01 PM tfraymond
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* Lou Costello, of Series/AbbottAndCostello fame, lost his son, Lou Jr. (nicknamed Butch), to an accidental drowning on the day that Butch was supposed to stay up and listen to his father's radio show for the first time. Lou continued with the show anyways, saying "Wherever he is tonight, I want him to hear me."

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* [[http://abbott-and-costello-whos-on-first.info/lou-costello-biography/ Lou Costello, Costello]], of Series/AbbottAndCostello fame, lost his son, Lou Jr. (nicknamed Butch), to an accidental drowning on the day that Butch was supposed to stay up and listen to his father's radio show for the first time. Lou continued with the show anyways, saying "Wherever he is tonight, I want him to hear me."
27th Jan '16 9:37:13 PM KnownUnknown
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* Comic [[http://red-skelton.info/biographies/red-skelton-biography/ Red Skelton]], on a live 1950s show, was doing a sketch with a cow, which started defecating, for a very long time. Needless to say, the audience was in stitches, and Red spent the interval pulling faces, holding his nose, and telling the cow "No ad-libbing!"

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* Comic [[http://red-skelton.info/biographies/red-skelton-biography/ Red Skelton]], on a live 1950s show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeUNIp4vH7I was doing a sketch with a cow, cow,]] which started defecating, for a very long time. Needless to say, the audience was in stitches, and Red spent the interval pulling faces, holding his nose, and telling the cow "No ad-libbing!"
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