History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionTV

17th Jun '16 7:41:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodied this with the Helivets. The helicopter that the Helivets purportedly fly around in is clearly a cheap model helicopter that's being inexpertly piloted around.

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* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodied this with the Helivets. The helicopter that the Helivets purportedly fly around in is clearly a cheap model helicopter that's being inexpertly piloted around.
7th Jun '16 2:42:04 PM YourMindAches
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* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', there is a shot of Oliver swimming away from a shark with unconvincing CGI all around.
* For one of the most effects-heavy shows on television, ''Series/TheFlash'' has a lot of this. One of the most notable examples being the shot of Firestorm flying in the Season 2 premiere.
29th May '16 1:34:08 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In-universe example in the first episode of ''Series/YesDear''; when Greg records Sammy's first steps in a casino, Jimmy pays someone to swap the background with StockFootage of a park. It looks somewhat convincing until Sammy starts walking on a lake.
19th May '16 8:04:48 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{SCTV}}'' used obvious dummies quite a lot, to hilarious effect.
** And ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (whose show has been filled to the brim with Special Effects Failure since 1975. It's been toned down ever since the show switched to high-definition in Season 31 [[note]] The 2005-2006 season; the one featuring the debuts of Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig -- who didn't appear on the show until the episode hosted by [[MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee]][[/note]]), but it does crop up -- usually in the form of horrible chroma-keying or props that look cheap and breakable).

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** ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' used obvious dummies quite a lot, to hilarious effect.
** And ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (whose show has been filled to the brim with Special Effects Failure since 1975. It's been toned down ever since the show switched to high-definition in Season 31 [[note]] The 2005-2006 season; the one featuring the debuts of Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig -- who didn't appear on the show until the episode hosted by [[MyNameIsEarl [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee]][[/note]]), but it does crop up -- usually in the form of horrible chroma-keying or props that look cheap and breakable).
2nd May '16 5:33:46 AM erforce
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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the fully-CGI Terminator endoskeletons are arguably less convincing than the fully-mechanical muppet used in the climax of the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' film, but definitely more convincing than the stop-motion used in that film. To be fair, though, you'd ''expect'' CGI on any budget to look less realistic than an animatronic model that is ''actually real''.

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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the fully-CGI Terminator endoskeletons are arguably less convincing than the fully-mechanical muppet used in the climax of the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' ''[[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]'' film, but definitely more convincing than the stop-motion used in that film. To be fair, though, you'd ''expect'' CGI on any budget to look less realistic than an animatronic model that is ''actually real''.
6th Apr '16 1:25:24 PM longWriter
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': happens in-universe in an episode where Mr. Potato Head had gone money-mad and was deliberately keeping the budget of his ShowWithinAShow as low as possible: three small spaceship miniatures made of tinfoil, suspended by visible wires, were swinging around in front of the camera, while the narrator says things like "Swish! Boom! Zap!"—those were the only sound effects. And this is supposed to be the sci-fi episode's epic space battle.
1st Mar '16 5:39:00 AM Medinoc
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* [[http://media.tumblr.com/231846436fe42c7926f3b861fdf88b8a/tumblr_inline_molskcea9i1qc13oa.gif This]] moment on ''Series/TrueBlood''.

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* [[http://media.tumblr.com/231846436fe42c7926f3b861fdf88b8a/tumblr_inline_molskcea9i1qc13oa.gif This]] moment on ''Series/TrueBlood''.''Series/TrueBlood'' where (male character) leaves through a door without moving at all.
19th Jan '16 3:36:28 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive''. Rape victim Marty Saybrooke runs to the home of her friend Rev. Andrew Carpenter. As she starts to knock on the door, ''it starts to swing open''(revealing itself to be a prop), forcing the actress to pull back on her knocking so as not to ruin the take. Where it not for the fact that you can see the door opening (thanks to countless Website/YouTube viewings), you could easily view the subsequent awkward, hesitant tapping on the door as a sign of Marty's wrecked emotional state.
27th Dec '15 2:04:09 PM nombretomado
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* Any episode of the '70s series ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' that involved our hero flying a fighter was pretty funny to watch. Due to the use of stock footage, he would fly in as many as 5 different planes during a single flight.

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* Any episode of the '70s series ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'' ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' that involved our hero flying a fighter was pretty funny to watch. Due to the use of stock footage, he would fly in as many as 5 different planes during a single flight.
28th Oct '15 2:57:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{MadTV}}'' parodied this in their "Funkenstein" sketches, which [[BlaxploitationParody parody]] 1970s low-budget {{blaxploitation}} remakes of classic horror movies such as ''{{Blacula}}'' and ''Blackenstein''. Some of the sketches, such as "Funkenstein vs. The Creature of the White Lagoon" and "Funkenstein vs. Nefertiti" make deliberately awful use of blue screen effects. A hilarious example is the "underwater fight scene" in "Creature from the White Lagoon", which uses video footage of an aquarium to create a lagoon.

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* ''Series/{{MadTV}}'' parodied this in their "Funkenstein" sketches, which [[BlaxploitationParody parody]] 1970s low-budget {{blaxploitation}} remakes of classic horror movies such as ''{{Blacula}}'' ''Film/{{Blacula}}'' and ''Blackenstein''. Some of the sketches, such as "Funkenstein vs. The Creature of the White Lagoon" and "Funkenstein vs. Nefertiti" make deliberately awful use of blue screen effects. A hilarious example is the "underwater fight scene" in "Creature from the White Lagoon", which uses video footage of an aquarium to create a lagoon.
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