History Main / WagTheDirector

8th Feb '16 11:25:31 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Creator/CaseyKasem refused to voice [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]] unless he was portrayed as a vegetarian.
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* From 2002 onwards, Creator/CaseyKasem refused to voice [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]] unless he Shaggy was portrayed as a vegetarian.vegetarian like Kasem himself [[note]]Kasem quit the role in 1997 due to being outraged at having to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial[[/note]]. However, now that Kasem is gone, Shaggy seems to have returned to eating meat.
30th Jan '16 7:58:28 AM nombretomado
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* The release of the ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' Director's Cut on Blu-Ray has re-ignited claims that Creator/KurtRussell was the actual Director. Kevin Jarre, the initial Director, was fired because he refused to cut the screenplay. Following that, George P. Cosmatos was brought in to finish the film. However, following Cosmatos' death in 2005, Russell claimed that Cosmatos was simply following Russell's orders. He'd been recommended by SylvesterStallone after doing the same for him on ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII''. This was all essentially a dodge around the [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood DGA]] and the Eastwood Rule, which prevents actors from taking over for a fired director.
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* The release of the ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'' Director's Cut on Blu-Ray has re-ignited claims that Creator/KurtRussell was the actual Director. Kevin Jarre, the initial Director, was fired because he refused to cut the screenplay. Following that, George P. Cosmatos was brought in to finish the film. However, following Cosmatos' death in 2005, Russell claimed that Cosmatos was simply following Russell's orders. He'd been recommended by SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone after doing the same for him on ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII''. This was all essentially a dodge around the [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood DGA]] and the Eastwood Rule, which prevents actors from taking over for a fired director.
10th Jan '16 4:54:45 PM kablammin45
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* The plot of an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' leads up to Fred and Wilma becoming the main characters of a live sitcom after they and the Rubbles wind up in Hollyrock. Fred lets fame get to his head and, on the night of the premiere, he's handing script rewrites to the director, telling the crew to hold the spot-light over him at all times, and generally acting like a prima-donna toward everyone involved with the show. The director decides that he doesn't want to deal with Fred for the entire run of the show and gives Fred a good dose of stage fright by telling him just how many people are watching Fred.
13th Dec '15 5:30:56 PM fearlessnikki
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* In later seasons of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' all three actresses who played the sisters were now also producers and had the final say in what their characters did, a perk which they used repeatedly, even against the wishes of the writers.
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* In later seasons of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' all ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ** Creator/RoseMcGowan was fed up of Paige being written as someone who ReallyGetsAround. After one episode where there was just one scene of her on the couch with an extra, she went to the writers and said "Paige isn't a ho" - resulting in Paige getting romance arcs in the next three seasons. ** All three actresses who played hated the sisters were now also increasingly {{Stripperiffic}} outfits they had to get dressed up in whenever one of them was transformed into a CuteMonsterGirl. Before the final season, they went to producers and had the final say in what their characters did, a perk which they used repeatedly, even against the wishes complained. Part of the writers.reason for Billie's introduction was for a young female to provide {{Fanservice}}. ** A proposed storyline for Season 5 was a romance between Paige and Cole. Both their actors found the idea disgusting and refused to go through with it. ** Earlier on, Shannen Doherty ''tried'' to do this. Tensions between her and Alyssa Milano were at an all-time high by the end of the third season. Doherty eventually went "either she goes or I do" - and she was fired while the show was on hiatus. She still owned the rights to her image, so they could not use any archive footage or pictures of her again during the show's run.
7th Dec '15 3:36:04 AM SSJMagus
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** Creative and management don't even have a problem with this a lot of the time because it makes the promotion look good when their top stars are...starring. The real problem emerges when otherwise talented stars lower on the card are getting shuffled around and overlooked because of it.
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** Creative and management don't even have a problem with this a lot of the time because it makes the promotion look good when their top stars are...starring. The real problem emerges when otherwise talented stars lower on the card are getting shuffled around and overlooked because of it. Especially since those lower-card stars can end up with their credibility damaged in the eyes of fans, which is a ''very'' bad thing if a top star suddenly needs to be replaced without warning (such as a legitimate injury that puts him on the shelf for months).

** When Connie Mack's family announced their Athletics club was for sale in 1954, the buyers came down to a group promising to keep the club in Philadelphia - and Arnold Johnson, a former business partner of Webb's who owned Yankee Stadium's lease and the ballpark in Kansas City that housed one of the Yankee's minor league clubs. The owners rejected the Philadelphia group's bid and approved Johnson's who proceeded to move the club to KC and give Webb's construction company the contract to expand the KC stadium, while the Yankees moved the minor league team to Denver with no complaint. The Yankees and Athletics proceeded to work so many player deals between each other, which mostly benefitted the Yankees, that the Athletics would be frequently referred to as a Yankees farm club.
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** When Connie Mack's family announced their Athletics club was for sale in 1954, the buyers came down to a group promising to keep the club in Philadelphia - and Arnold Johnson, a former business partner of Webb's who owned Yankee Stadium's lease and the ballpark in Kansas City that housed one of the Yankee's minor league clubs. The owners rejected the Philadelphia group's bid and approved Johnson's who proceeded to move the club to KC and give Webb's construction company the contract to expand the KC stadium, while the Yankees moved the minor league team to Denver with no complaint. The Yankees and Athletics proceeded to work so many player deals between each other, which mostly benefitted benefited the Yankees, that the Athletics would be frequently referred to as a Yankees farm club.
2nd Dec '15 12:43:10 AM Drgonzo
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* Another ''Trek'' example: in [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the first ''Star Trek'']], the famous kiss between Uhura and Kirk was originally supposed to have another male lead, but Shatner insisted that "if anyone is going to kiss Nichelle, it's going to be Captain Kirk!" Shatner's prima donna antics in general behind the scenes would lead to pretty much the whole cast (excepting Leonard Nimoy and DeForrest Kelley, who were Shatner's dear friends throughout) hating him for many years. Nichols' famously went off on Shatner during a later interview that ''he was conducting with her'', starting her rant with "Okay, here's the reasons why I ''despise'' you."
24th Nov '15 1:54:55 PM ironballs16
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* In a [[TropesAreNotBad positive example of this trope]], ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'''s original ending was to have Gordon remain an impostor, but be accepted as Uncle Fester anyway because he fit in so well with the rest of the Addams clan. Pretty much the entire cast (save, ironically, for Creator/ChristopherLloyd himself) objected to the idea.
14th Nov '15 3:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has a BigLippedAlligatorMoment where Tinkerbell (Creator/JuliaRoberts) inexplicably grows to normal size and has a semi-romantic scene with Peter Pan (RobinWilliams). Reportedly, this scene happened because Roberts demanded at least one scene in which she acted alongside Williams rather than a greenscreen. This, among other such tantrums and fits of diva behavior, inspired the crew to nickname Roberts "Tinkerhell". Steven Spielberg went on the record to say he'd never work with her again; to her credit, she owned up to her behavior later on, stating she wasn't right after her failed marriage with Lyle Lovett.
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* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' has a BigLippedAlligatorMoment where Tinkerbell (Creator/JuliaRoberts) inexplicably grows to normal size and has a semi-romantic scene with Peter Pan (RobinWilliams).(Creator/RobinWilliams). Reportedly, this scene happened because Roberts demanded at least one scene in which she acted alongside Williams rather than a greenscreen. This, among other such tantrums and fits of diva behavior, inspired the crew to nickname Roberts "Tinkerhell". Steven Spielberg went on the record to say he'd never work with her again; to her credit, she owned up to her behavior later on, stating she wasn't right after her failed marriage with Lyle Lovett.
12th Nov '15 9:06:02 AM kraas
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** Jose Canseco appeared as one of the ringers Mr. Burns hires for the nuclear plant's softball team in "Homer at the Bat". He disliked the character model they came up with for him, and both he and his wife at the time objected to the original reason he misses the final game (waking up late in bed with Edna Krabappel), and Canseco basically intimidated the showrunners into changing his character's appearance and part in the show.
12th Nov '15 1:39:03 AM LondonKdS
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** In the GrandFinale, Sisko was originally going to [[spoiler:leave forever]], but Avery Brooks argued that [[spoiler:a black man leaving his pregnant wife]] would be full of UnfortunateImplications. In this case, the creators agreed and the ending was changed.
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** In the GrandFinale, Sisko was originally going to [[spoiler:leave forever]], but Avery Brooks argued that [[spoiler:a black man leaving his pregnant wife]] would be full of UnfortunateImplications. In this case, the creators agreed and the ending was changed. It's also been reported that Sisko's reluctance to share the rest of the crew's enthusiasm for the Vic Fontaine holoprogram, because of the racism of real 1950s Las Vegas, was a reflection of Brooks' own opinions.
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