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29th Apr '17 5:41:56 AM foxley
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* ''The Play That Goes Wrong'' is built entirely around this; according to what we hear about the in-universe group, their shows are generally absolute catastrophes. BadBadActing, mislaid props, miscued sound effects and actors coming on too early are only the ''start'' of it.

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* ''The Play That Goes Wrong'' ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong'' is built entirely around this; according to what we hear about the in-universe group, their shows are generally absolute catastrophes. BadBadActing, mislaid props, miscued sound effects and actors coming on too early are only the ''start'' of it.
9th Apr '17 9:16:26 AM nombretomado
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* The bumpers for RockyAndBullwinkle have Bullwinkle trying to pull a rabbit out of his hat, and failing each time (though the closest he comes is when he pulls Rocky out).
* In univserse, every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' is a live show hosted by Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Needless to say, no episode goes as Mr. Peabody planned it. Disruptions had ranged from nosy neighbors (the show is filmed from their apartment building), a malfunctioning elevator, a black hole, an overzealous fan, and a viral outbreak leading to a government quarantine.

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* The bumpers for RockyAndBullwinkle WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle have Bullwinkle trying to pull a rabbit out of his hat, and failing each time (though the closest he comes is when he pulls Rocky out).
* In univserse, universe, every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow'' is a live show hosted by Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Needless to say, no episode goes as Mr. Peabody planned it. Disruptions had ranged from nosy neighbors (the show is filmed from their apartment building), a malfunctioning elevator, a black hole, an overzealous fan, and a viral outbreak leading to a government quarantine.
6th Apr '17 8:55:32 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In [[BalletEpisode Episode 67]], the characters (apart from Olaf, Olga and Serguei) put on a ballet performance for Olga's birthday. A chain reaction takes place which destroys all the props and injures the cast members.
2nd Apr '17 1:06:57 PM Jeduthun
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* In ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', Creator/TheMarxBrothers throw the {{opera}} performance into [[UpToEleven utter chaos]] with their hijinks and slapstick attempts to evade the police. Notably, both the stage crew ''and the police'' believe TheShowMustGoOn and try to avoid getting on stage and spoiling the show themselves, even long after it makes any sense for them to worry about interrupting.
20th Mar '17 8:10:56 AM Jeduthun
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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow, MurphysLaw, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Also an application of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, since let's face it, how boring would it be to watch a show about a show where everything goes smoothly according to plan? The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler, when people's attempt to make a show fail results in its success.

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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow, MurphysLaw, FinaglesLaw, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Also an application of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, since let's face it, how boring would it be to watch a show about a show where everything goes smoothly according to plan? The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler, when people's attempt to make a show fail results in its success.
19th Mar '17 5:06:19 PM Jeduthun
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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow, MurphysLaw, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Also an application of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, since let's face it, how boring would it be to watch a show about a show where everything goes smoothly according to plan? The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler, when people's attempt to make a show fail results in its success. Not to be confused (however much the players want it to be) with TheShowMustGoOn.

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Mishaps may include someone PushedInFrontOfTheAudience, SpecialEffectFailure up to and including the set collapsing, an actor {{Corpsing}}, or in the worst case FatalMethodActing. If the cast is quick on their feet, they may be able to ThrowItIn. One common payoff is for an important viewer (such as a famous critic or patron) to assume the catastrophe is AllPartOfTheShow and give it [[SoBadItsGood a glowing review as a slapstick comedy]].

A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow, MurphysLaw, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Also an application of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, since let's face it, how boring would it be to watch a show about a show where everything goes smoothly according to plan? The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler, when people's attempt to make a show fail results in its success.

Not to be confused (however much the players want it to be) with TheShowMustGoOn.
18th Mar '17 4:29:00 PM Jeduthun
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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow. The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler. Not to be confused with TheShowMustGoOn.

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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow. ShowWithinAShow, MurphysLaw, and FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Also an application of TheLawOfConservationOfDetail, since let's face it, how boring would it be to watch a show about a show where everything goes smoothly according to plan? The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler. SpringtimeForHitler, when people's attempt to make a show fail results in its success. Not to be confused (however much the players want it to be) with TheShowMustGoOn.TheShowMustGoOn.
31st Jan '17 2:03:51 AM Acebrock
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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow. The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler.

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A subtrope of ShowWithinAShow. The inversion of this is SpringtimeForHitler. Not to be confused with TheShowMustGoOn.
21st Jan '17 5:45:16 PM akaun6899
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** The 2012 CGI short, "Daffy's Rhapsody", centers around Daffy trying to perform a play called ''Requiem for a Hunt'' (based on a song Creator/MelBlanc recorded in-character in the early '50s), while being chased by Elmer Fudd.
1st Jan '17 5:55:36 PM Astfgl407
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** Taken UpToEleven in the sequel, ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong''. One of the Lost Boys starts the show in a wheelchair, three different actors take on the role of Peter as their predecessor suffers an AmusingInjury too many, and Tinkerbell gets electrocuted by her own costume.
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