History PlayingWith / FunnyCharacterBoringActor

9th Apr '14 1:11:55 PM LadyJafaria
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???Alice meets Bob, who plays Funny Bob on her favorite sitcom. To avoid having Bob upstage the regulars (and to save on writing funny jokes), Bob is written as boring in real life.
11th May '13 2:07:35 AM Perey
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* '''Straight''': Funny Bob is funny, but the actor who played him, Serious Bob, is boring.
* '''Exaggerated''': Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, but his actor, Serious Bob, causes many people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.
* '''Downplayed''': Funny Bob is hilarious, able to spurt out a joke per minute, but Serious Bob is shy and reserved and can't tell a single good joke.

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* '''Straight''': Funny Bob is funny, but the actor who played him, Serious Bob, [[TheDanza Bob]], is boring.
* '''Exaggerated''': Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, has won awards for Best Comedy Character, but his actor, no-one will interview Serious Bob, causes many people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.
Bob because of his monosyllabic answers, droning voice and lifeless mannerisms.
* '''Downplayed''': Funny Bob is hilarious, able to spurt out a joke per minute, DeadpanSnarker, but Serious Bob is shy and reserved and can't tell a single good joke.just deadpan.



* '''Inverted''': Bob the actor is a very funny man, his character is incredibly dull.
* '''Subverted''': Bob (the actor) is really dull and droning... Until it turns out that he's being intentionally dull as a joke, which he ends with a hilarious punchline.

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* '''Inverted''': Bob the actor is a very funny man, but his character is incredibly dull.
* '''Subverted''': Serious Bob (the actor) is being interviewed and is really dull and droning... Until until it turns out that he's being intentionally dull as a joke, which he ends with a hilarious punchline.



* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, but Serious Bob causes people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.



* '''Averted''': Bob is funny on stage and off stage.

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* '''Averted''': Bob is funny on stage (or boring) both onscreen and off stage.off.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???A character complains about a FunnyCharacterBoringActor on the ShowWithinAShow. The camera cuts to Bob.



* '''Defied''': Bob takes improv classes and learns to be more funny on the spot.

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* '''Defied''': Serious Bob takes improv classes and learns to be more funny when put on the spot.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???One of Bob's co-stars works Serious Bob's boringness into her stand-up routine.
19th Apr '13 2:28:42 PM Fniff
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* '''Subverted''': ???
* '''Double Subverted''': ???

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* '''Subverted''': ???
Bob (the actor) is really dull and droning... Until it turns out that he's being intentionally dull as a joke, which he ends with a hilarious punchline.
* '''Double Subverted''': ???It turns out that the punchline was scripted. He's not really that funny.
16th Jan '13 9:41:40 AM VPhantom
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7th Jun '12 3:45:29 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': Serious Bob can't be funny without writers writing all his jokes for him.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Serious Bob can't be funny without writers writing all his jokes for him.
25th Nov '11 12:26:37 AM WackyMeetsPractical
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'''Basic Trope''': A funny character is played by a serious actor.

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'''Basic Trope''': A funny character is Comedic characters played by a serious actor.dull actors.



* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': ???
* '''Inverted''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???
Funny Bob is hilarious, able to spurt out a joke per minute, but Serious Bob is shy and reserved and can't tell a single good joke.
* '''Justified''': ???
Serious Bob can't be funny without writers writing all his jokes for him.
** Serious Bob is shy and reserved, but feels more comfortable playing a character.
* '''Inverted''': ???Bob the actor is a very funny man, his character is incredibly dull.



* '''Averted''': ???

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* '''Averted''': ???Bob is funny on stage and off stage.



* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???Bob intentionally acts unfunny during interviews to keep from having to do more interviews.



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Bob takes improv classes and learns to be more funny on the spot.
25th Nov '11 12:17:55 AM WackyMeetsPractical
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* '''Exaggerated''': Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, but his actor, Serious Bob, causes many people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, but his actor, Serious Bob, causes many people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.offscreen.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': ???
* '''Inverted''': ???
* '''Subverted''': ???
* '''Double Subverted''': ???
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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13th Oct '11 10:49:38 AM captainmarkle
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* '''Straight''': Funny Bob is funny, but the actor who played him, Serious Bob, is boring.

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* '''Straight''': Funny Bob is funny, but the actor who played him, Serious Bob, is boring.boring.
* '''Exaggerated''': Funny Bob makes jokes that make [[YourHeadAsplode people's heads explode with laughter]] onscreen, but his actor, Serious Bob, causes many people to commit suicide or die from boredom when he's offscreen.
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