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28th Jan '16 5:13:16 AM gallium
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* Susan Alexander in ''Film/CitizenKane'' can't hack being an opera singer.
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* Susan Alexander in ''Film/CitizenKane'' can't hack being an opera singer. Creator/OrsonWelles went for this trope instead of HollywoodToneDeaf by getting a professional alto to sing a soprano part.
21st Jan '16 7:27:44 PM wolftickets1969
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* In Richard Harris's original version of "[=MacArthur Park=]", the last notes are sung by a female backup singer, due to being beyond his range.
10th Jan '16 4:48:50 PM Prfnoff
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* At the end of "Do, Re, Mi" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', Maria sings a scale starting "do, ti, la" from middle C, and can't quite make the final "do". (This gag was not used in the movie because Julie Andrews had a higher vocal range.) * ''{{Spamalot}}'' does it in "The Song that Goes Like This".
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* At the end of "Do, Re, Mi" from ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', Maria sings a scale starting "do, ti, la" from middle C, and can't quite make the final "do". (This gag was not used in the movie because version, where Julie Andrews had concludes the number more conventionally on a higher vocal range.high note.) * ''{{Spamalot}}'' ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' does it in "The Song that Goes Like This".
7th Oct '15 4:15:14 PM nombretomado
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* In "WesternAnimation/LongHairedHare", Characters/BugsBunny directs pompous opera singer Giovanni Jones to sing a note far below his vocal range.
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* In "WesternAnimation/LongHairedHare", Characters/BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny directs pompous opera singer Giovanni Jones to sing a note far below his vocal range.
26th Aug '15 7:26:49 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]] gets into a vocal range duel on Music/RideOfTheValkyries with a real opera singer (Beverly Sills) at 1:55 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jXBpPwJv0 this video]]. She can't quite hit the high note.
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* [[TheMuppetShow [[Series/TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]] gets into a vocal range duel on Music/RideOfTheValkyries with a real opera singer (Beverly Sills) at 1:55 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jXBpPwJv0 this video]]. She can't quite hit the high note.
12th Jul '15 7:23:47 AM Camassia
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** This seems to have gotten worse as Bono has aged. "When I Look at the World" on ''All that You Can't Leave Behind'' is one example. Though this doesn't stop him from belting out the old hits and fan favorites in concert.
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** This seems to have gotten worse as Bono has aged. "When I Look at the World" on ''All that You Can't Leave Behind'' ''Music/AllThatYouCantLeaveBehind'' is one example. Though this doesn't stop him from belting out the old hits and fan favorites in concert.
29th Jun '15 4:40:48 PM foxley
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* In an episode of AreYouBeingServed Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas are trying to sing a very high version of HappyBirthdayToYou. They are not successful, and Mr. Humphries complain that his braces (suspenders) have broken because of it. * An episode of Wings had Roy singing the Star Spangled Banner and being worried about failing to hit the high note on "wave."
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* In an episode of AreYouBeingServed ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas are trying to sing a very high version of HappyBirthdayToYou. They are not successful, and Mr. Humphries complain that his braces (suspenders) have broken because of it. * An episode of Wings ''Series/{{Wings}}'' had Roy singing the Star Spangled Banner and being worried about failing to hit the high note on "wave." * Regularly used on ''Series/{{Svengoolie}}'' when his musical director [[PunnyName Doug Graves]] arranges songs for Sven to sing, just a bit higher than Sven can sing. * [[TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]] gets into a vocal range duel on Music/RideOfTheValkyries with a real opera singer (Beverly Sills) at 1:55 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jXBpPwJv0 this video]]. She can't quite hit the high note. ** Again in ''TheMuppetMovie'' when Miss Piggy is singing "Never Before, Never Again", she's straining to hit the last note. Presumably, PlayedForLaughs.

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* "Open Sesame Seeds" from Music/PDQBach's oratorio ''The Seasonings'' gives the bass a ridiculous melisma that descends lower than he can actually sing. [[AC:Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy]] * Creator/AnnaRussell's coloratura aria parodies "Canto dolciamente Pipo" and "O gentle bird with feathered breast" end with cadenzas that are obviously going to end on notes high above the staff, except that, after a few seconds of breathing (and, in the case of "Pipo", with an audible mutter of "Oh, the heck with it"), she instead sings her final note two or three octaves lower. * DannyBhoy discusses these in one of his comedy routines, saying that when they started off singing the hymns in church they'd all start off singing too high and run into trouble when they were required to sing higher, and then compensating by singing too low and running into the opposite problem in reverse.

[[AC:VideoGames]] * This is entirely possible when playing vocals in ''RockBand'', to the amusement of anyone else in the room.

* "Open Sesame Seeds" from Music/PDQBach's oratorio ''The Seasonings'' gives the bass a ridiculous melisma that descends lower than he can actually sing. * Creator/AnnaRussell's coloratura aria parodies "Canto dolciamente Pipo" and "O gentle bird with feathered breast" end with cadenzas that are obviously going to end on notes high above the staff, except that, after a few seconds of breathing (and, in the case of "Pipo", with an audible mutter of "Oh, the heck with it"), she instead sings her final note two or three octaves lower. * Regularly used on {{Svengoolie}} when his musical director [[PunnyName Doug Graves]] arranges songs for Sven to sing, just a bit higher than Sven can sing. * Common advice to people learning Arabic in pronouncing the letter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayin#Arabic_.CA.BFAyn `Ayn]] is to "sing the lowest note you can, then one lower." This leads to all kinds of amusing sounds until the student finally gets it right. * This is entirely possible when playing vocals in ''RockBand'', to the amusement of anyone else in the room. * [[TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]] gets into a vocal range duel on Music/RideOfTheValkyries with a real opera singer (Beverly Sills) at 1:55 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jXBpPwJv0 this video]]. She can't quite hit the high note. ** Again in ''TheMuppetMovie'' when Miss Piggy is singing "Never Before, Never Again", she's straining to hit the last note. Presumably, PlayedForLaughs. * DannyBhoy discusses these in one of his comedy routines, saying that when they started off singing the hymns in church they'd all start off singing too high and run into trouble when they were required to sing higher, and then compensating by singing too low and running into the opposite problem in reverse. * Pretty much any time [[{{Music/aha}} Take On Me]] comes up for karaoke, you can be sure this trope will hit in the chorus.
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* "Open Sesame Seeds" from Music/PDQBach's oratorio ''The Seasonings'' gives the bass a ridiculous melisma that descends lower than he can actually sing. * Creator/AnnaRussell's coloratura aria parodies "Canto dolciamente Pipo" and "O gentle bird with feathered breast" end with cadenzas that are obviously going to end on notes high above the staff, except that, after a few seconds of breathing (and, in the case of "Pipo", with an audible mutter of "Oh, the heck with it"), she instead sings her final note two or three octaves lower. * Regularly used on {{Svengoolie}} when his musical director [[PunnyName Doug Graves]] arranges songs for Sven to sing, just a bit higher than Sven can sing. * Common advice to people learning Arabic in pronouncing the letter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayin#Arabic_.CA.BFAyn `Ayn]] is to "sing the lowest note you can, then one lower." This leads to all kinds of amusing sounds until the student finally gets it right. * This is entirely possible when playing vocals in ''RockBand'', to the amusement of anyone else in the room. * [[TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]] gets into a vocal range duel on Music/RideOfTheValkyries with a real opera singer (Beverly Sills) at 1:55 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jXBpPwJv0 this video]]. She can't quite hit the high note.right. ** Again in ''TheMuppetMovie'' when Miss Piggy is singing "Never Before, Never Again", she's straining to hit the last note. Presumably, PlayedForLaughs. * DannyBhoy discusses these in one of his comedy routines, saying that when they started off singing the hymns in church they'd all start off singing too high and run into trouble when they were required to sing higher, and then compensating by singing too low and running into the opposite problem in reverse. * Pretty much any time [[{{Music/aha}} "[[{{Music/aha}} Take On Me]] Me]]" comes up for karaoke, you can be sure this trope will hit in the chorus.
2nd Jun '15 5:53:38 AM LongLiveHumour
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* [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]]'s risible attempt at singing LedZeppelin's "Out On The Tiles" is a good example of this. It was a Japanese bonus track on ''United Abominations''.
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* [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]]'s risible attempt at singing LedZeppelin's Music/LedZeppelin's "Out On The Tiles" is a good example of this. It was a Japanese bonus track on ''United Abominations''.
15th May '15 12:27:06 PM bobfrank
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* Creator/GarthBrooks has the vocal range of ''[[UpToEleven over two octaves]]'' necessary to sing ''Friends in Low Places'' correctly. Many who try to cover the song... don't.
14th Apr '15 2:49:02 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* An episode of Wings had Roy singing the Star Spangled Banner and being worried about failing to hit the high note on "wave."
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