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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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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!"
20th Jan '16 3:57:20 PM roxana
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* Actor [[Literature/DoubleStar Lorenzo Smith's]] only real principle is this trope. As the plot thickens he sits down and thinks about ''why'' the show must go on ('because some shows are pretty awful') and realizes the basic principle is applicable to more than acting.
1st Jan '16 5:11:55 PM nombretomado
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* Thanks to this trope, in the ''{{Slayers}}'' universe it is assumed that anything that occurs on stage while a play is being performed is part of the play. That includes spontaneous script rewrites, duels with real swords, and massive explosions. Lina and Co. got an award for their ad-libbed play (which, while completely nonsensical, was much more entertaining than the original story they intended to perform).

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* Thanks to this trope, in the ''{{Slayers}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' universe it is assumed that anything that occurs on stage while a play is being performed is part of the play. That includes spontaneous script rewrites, duels with real swords, and massive explosions. Lina and Co. got an award for their ad-libbed play (which, while completely nonsensical, was much more entertaining than the original story they intended to perform).
19th Dec '15 4:27:57 PM azul120
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* During the 2013 UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans, driver Allan Simonsen was killed on the third lap in a one car crash. The organizers let the race continue even after his death, and, at Allan's family's request, the Aston Martin team (which he raced for) stayed in the race

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* During the 2013 UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans, driver Allan Simonsen was killed on the third lap in a one car crash. The organizers let the race continue even after his death, and, at Allan's family's request, the Aston Martin team (which he raced for) stayed in the race
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6th Dec '15 11:37:14 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/JimHenson had an American Bullfrog urinate on him during a SesameStreet lecture. Jim was not unseated; he was controlling Kermit the Frog at the time, and only lost enough control of Kermit to make him snicker. Kermit said that the frog had "told a funny joke."

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* Creator/JimHenson had an American Bullfrog urinate on him during a SesameStreet ''Series/SesameStreet'' lecture. Jim was not unseated; he was controlling Kermit the Frog at the time, and only lost enough control of Kermit to make him snicker. Kermit said that the frog had "told a funny joke."
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