History Main / WhiteDwarfStarlet

29th Nov '16 10:00:57 PM lucy24
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* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] uses the same pun as the trope title in ''Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion''. An astronomy lecturer makes mention of "white dwarf stars" and "collapsed stars," each of which is followed up by the bots with, "like Linda Hunt."

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%% * [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] uses the same pun as the trope title in ''Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion''. An astronomy lecturer makes mention of "white dwarf stars" and "collapsed stars," each of which is followed up by the bots with, "like Linda Hunt."" [[note]]Linda Hunt is a little person, not a former star.[[/note]]
25th Nov '16 1:54:22 AM shawnvw
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** The episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" has Sappy Stanley, an embittered elephant who moved to France after losing the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward to WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. He even paraphrases the "pictures that got small" speech from ''Sunset Boulevard''.

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** The episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" has Sappy Stanley, an embittered elephant who moved to France after losing the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward to WesternAnimation/BugsBunny. He
** Both cartoons
even paraphrases paraphrase the "pictures that got small" speech from ''Sunset Boulevard''.
17th Oct '16 10:47:25 AM DesertDragon
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* Kandi Buress from ''Series/TheRealHousewives Of Atlanta'' was a member of the 90's GirlGroup Xscape. She sees the show as a chance to re-enter the spotlight.
17th Oct '16 10:43:24 AM DesertDragon
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* The former ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' cast.

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* The former ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' cast.cast, most of whom are only getting paid from publicity appearances these days.



* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit set in the future portrayed Creator/LadyGaga in this manner, where an elderly and delusional Gaga had sent for a plumber and was desperately trying to get the poor man to recognize her when he simply wanted to do his work and leave. This skit came out after her album ''Artpop'' flopped, since people were starting to tire of her over-the-top antics. Ironically, she would later reinvent herself as a classier, more low-key performer in the years that followed, and her career has been doing fine since.

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* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit set in the future portrayed Creator/LadyGaga in this manner, way, where an elderly and delusional Gaga had sent for a plumber and was desperately trying to get the poor man to recognize her when he simply wanted to do his work and leave. This skit came out after her album ''Artpop'' flopped, was a commercial failure, since people were starting to tire of her over-the-top antics. Ironically, she would later reinvent herself as a classier, more low-key performer in the years that followed, and her career has been doing fine she's had a respectable amount of fame since.
17th Oct '16 10:36:46 AM DesertDragon
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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man, or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men]]. Many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young thing in Hollywood, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].

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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man, or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men]]. Many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young thing in Hollywood, thing, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].
15th Sep '16 7:53:55 PM merotoker
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* The TropeCodifier would probably be Norma Desmond from ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', a silent film star who never made the transition into talking pictures. Despite her advancing age and secluded existence, she still believes she's big enough to star in one more picture, with [=Cecil B. DeMille=] to direct her. Includes a double helping of RealitySubtext, as Desmond was played by Gloria Swanson, who had been one of silent film's biggest stars but who never made the transition to "talkies". In a GeniusBonus, Desmond watches one of her old films, which is the Gloria Swanson movie ''Queen Kelly''. This was directed by Erich Von Stroheim, a once-prominent director whose career behind the camera ended with the silent film era (though he maintained an acting career), who plays Desmond's butler (who, it turns out, [[spoiler:was also her first director...and her first husband]]). (Because ''Queen Kelly'' went grossly over budget, and was never completed, it effectively ended both Gloria Swanson's and Erich von Stroheim's careers in the silent movie business.) Interestingly, Swanson had to be made up as older than she looked to play a character who was younger than she was!

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* The TropeCodifier would probably be Norma Desmond from ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', a silent film star who never made the transition into talking pictures. Despite her advancing age and secluded existence, she still believes she's big enough to star in one more picture, with [=Cecil B. DeMille=] Creator/CecilBDeMille to direct her. Includes a double helping of RealitySubtext, as Desmond was played by Gloria Swanson, who had been one of silent film's biggest stars but who never made the transition to "talkies". In a GeniusBonus, Desmond watches one of her old films, which is the Gloria Swanson movie ''Queen Kelly''. This was directed by Erich Von Stroheim, a once-prominent director whose career behind the camera ended with the silent film era (though he maintained an acting career), who plays Desmond's butler (who, it turns out, [[spoiler:was also her first director...and her first husband]]). (Because ''Queen Kelly'' went grossly over budget, and was never completed, it effectively ended both Gloria Swanson's and Erich von Stroheim's careers in the silent movie business.) Interestingly, Swanson had to be made up as older than she looked to play a character who was younger than she was!



* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Film/PostcardsFromTheEdge'' with Doris, and {{lampshaded|Trope}} with her performance of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkjQSpfW3iw I'm Still Here]]".

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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Film/PostcardsFromTheEdge'' with Doris, and {{lampshaded|Trope}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d with her performance of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkjQSpfW3iw I'm Still Here]]".



* On an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Carol Burnett]] played a former ballerina whose rich husband is accused of murdering his mistress and her lover. When Benson comes to question her, she's sitting in her den watching old films of herself dancing while drinking herself into a stupor. She points at the screen and tells Benson,"You see that girl? She used to be me."

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* On an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Carol Burnett]] Creator/CarolBurnett played a former ballerina whose rich husband is accused of murdering his mistress and her lover. When Benson comes to question her, she's sitting in her den watching old films of herself dancing while drinking herself into a stupor. She points at the screen and tells Benson,"You see that girl? She used to be me."






* Naoko Mihama from the first ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}'' game is a former model and actress reduced to B-list status. She ends up going crazy due to the horrifying situation she finds herself in, and, combined with her vanity, she [[spoiler:willingly allows herself to become a shibito in a misguided attempt to stay eternally young and beautiful. Following her transformation, she is first seen as a regular shibito, before eventually mutating into a dog shibito.]]

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* Naoko Mihama from the first ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}'' game is a former model and actress reduced to B-list status. She ends up going crazy due to the horrifying situation she finds herself in, and, combined with her vanity, she [[spoiler:willingly allows herself to become a shibito in a misguided attempt to stay eternally young and beautiful. Following her transformation, she is first seen as a regular shibito, before eventually mutating into a dog shibito.]]shibito]].



* Bibi Swan from ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', a former Vegas stage starlet who got old and ended up in Vegas knock-off Fortune City. She's now got a literally captive audience (ie. the zombies ate most of her audience, she went insane and took several random people as hostage to serve as her new audience, which she also considers the zombies to be a part of), and makes Chuck run "errands" for her to set up her show, threathening to blow herself and her audience up if he doesn't humor her. [[spoiler: If you humor her and help her with her show, she ends up jumping into a crowd of zombies, thinking they're her rabid fans, allowing you to either leave her there to be eaten by them or save her after you free her hostages, at which point she finally comes to her senses.]]

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* Bibi Swan from ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', a former Vegas stage starlet who got old and ended up in Vegas knock-off Fortune City. She's now got a literally captive audience (ie. (i.e. the zombies ate most of her audience, she went insane and took several random people as hostage to serve as her new audience, which she also considers the zombies to be a part of), and makes Chuck run "errands" for her to set up her show, threathening threatening to blow herself and her audience up if he doesn't humor her. [[spoiler: If you humor her and help her with her show, she ends up jumping into a crowd of zombies, thinking they're her rabid fans, allowing you to either leave her there to be eaten by them or save her after you free her hostages, at which point she finally comes to her senses.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "That's Lobstertainment!", Dr. Zoidberg's uncle [[HaroldLloyd Harold Zoid]] is a silent film star who now lives in obscurity in a retirement home. While not as delusional as Norma Desmond, Harold still believes he's one film away from getting back into the business, and tries to use his nephew's money to make that film. At other times, he seems resigned to his fate as a has-been.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "That's Lobstertainment!", Dr. Zoidberg's uncle [[HaroldLloyd [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Zoid]] is a silent film star who now lives in obscurity in a retirement home. While not as delusional as Norma Desmond, Harold still believes he's one film away from getting back into the business, and tries to use his nephew's money to make that film. At other times, he seems resigned to his fate as a has-been.
26th Aug '16 3:07:47 AM HelloDarling
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** Truth in Television for Anvil as portrayed in Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Band was huge in the 80s, sharing the stage with Bon Jovi and Whitesnake but ended up completely forgotten by history. Their documentary ends with a concert in Japan, where thousands of fans turn up despite a bad spot on the schedule.
4th Aug '16 6:47:39 AM damus2300
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** Nite Owl, Hollis Mason, is surrounded by his memorabilia and tells his only friend and successor Dan Dreiberg the same old heroic stories.
3rd Aug '16 12:30:58 AM damus2300
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* The former ''Series/GalaxyQuest'' cast.

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* The former ''Series/GalaxyQuest'' ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' cast.
3rd Aug '16 12:29:52 AM damus2300
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* The former ''Series/GalaxyQuest'' cast.



* The former ''Series/GalaxyQuest'' cast, particularly Alexander who was a famed theatre actor.

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* The former ''Series/GalaxyQuest'' cast, particularly Alexander who was a famed theatre actor.
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