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5th May '16 10:18:34 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* The pilot script for Creator/StevenMoffat's sitcom ''Joking Apart'' contained a typographical error that gave the character of Tracy the line "You're a silly". The actress delivered the line as written, and everyone realised that, since Tracy was very much TheDitz, it suited her perfectly. Not only was it kept in, it became her catchphrase.
26th Apr '16 2:39:33 PM res20stupid
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* An InUniverse example from ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' - while writing a script for a video game the game keeps crashing when the player tries to speak to a specific character. Because it would be too difficult to debug the character has to be removed, except that [[MrExposition he has crucial information related to the game's story]]. A programmer suggests that Jessica change the script so that another character give the same information in order to keep the information relevant.
8th Mar '16 11:52:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to [[http://www.classicaustraliantv.com/matlock.htm this page]], the first episode of the cop show ''Matlock Police'' (not to be confused with the more famous ''{{Matlock}}'') had a car chase, where "the more dramatic aspects of it happened by accident -- literally." (See link for details.)
* In a ''SexAndTheCity'' episode, Miranda is contemplating her "just friends" relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend Steve (who is the father of their son Brady). In an earlier scene in the episode, Steve picks Miranda's favorite flower, lilacs. Later in the episode, she's at a wedding, and, setting, a sprig of Lilac onto a table, asks her 1-year-old son Brady, whom she's holding, whether she ought to give Steve another chance. A second later Brady stretches out his hand for the flowers and picks them back up. This was unscripted, and worked for the scene particularly well.
* In the ''{{CSINY}}'' episode "'Til Death Do We Part", Mac comes in to the lab to talk to Stella. At the end of the scene, someone comes in and gives Stella a crucial piece of evidence, to which she says "Best part of the job" and kisses Mac on the cheek. According to Melina Kanakaredes, who plays Stella, while filming that scene, she just spontaneously kissed Gary Sinise on the cheek and they decided to keep it in.
* Just prior to the filming of the pilot for ''WKRPInCincinnati'', actor Richard Sanders (playing Les Nessman) injured himself, and thus appears in the pilot with a very visible bandage. It became a hallmark of the character that, in every subsequent appearance of the character, he always had some sort of visible bandage somewhere on his person.
* David Lynch was famous for incorporating a number of ThrowItIn moments into ''TwinPeaks'', including one which introduced a major plot element: during filming of the pilot episode, the face of Frank Silva, one of the set workers, was accidentally caught on camera reflected in a mirror. Lynch liked the effect enough to keep it in, and later cast Silva as BOB, the malevolent spirit [[spoiler:who turns out to be tormenting Laura and her father]]. In addition, a number of improvisations and line-fumbles were kept in, even when they didn't actually make sense in context, in order to enhance the general weirdness of the show.

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* According to [[http://www.classicaustraliantv.com/matlock.htm this page]], the first episode of the cop show ''Matlock Police'' (not to be confused with the more famous ''{{Matlock}}'') ''Series/{{Matlock}}'') had a car chase, where "the more dramatic aspects of it happened by accident -- literally." (See link for details.)
* In a ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' episode, Miranda is contemplating her "just friends" relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend Steve (who is the father of their son Brady). In an earlier scene in the episode, Steve picks Miranda's favorite flower, lilacs. Later in the episode, she's at a wedding, and, setting, a sprig of Lilac onto a table, asks her 1-year-old son Brady, whom she's holding, whether she ought to give Steve another chance. A second later Brady stretches out his hand for the flowers and picks them back up. This was unscripted, and worked for the scene particularly well.
* In the ''{{CSINY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "'Til Death Do We Part", Mac comes in to the lab to talk to Stella. At the end of the scene, someone comes in and gives Stella a crucial piece of evidence, to which she says "Best part of the job" and kisses Mac on the cheek. According to Melina Kanakaredes, who plays Stella, while filming that scene, she just spontaneously kissed Gary Sinise on the cheek and they decided to keep it in.
* Just prior to the filming of the pilot for ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'', actor Richard Sanders (playing Les Nessman) injured himself, and thus appears in the pilot with a very visible bandage. It became a hallmark of the character that, in every subsequent appearance of the character, he always had some sort of visible bandage somewhere on his person.
* David Lynch was famous for incorporating a number of ThrowItIn moments into ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', including one which introduced a major plot element: during filming of the pilot episode, the face of Frank Silva, one of the set workers, was accidentally caught on camera reflected in a mirror. Lynch liked the effect enough to keep it in, and later cast Silva as BOB, the malevolent spirit [[spoiler:who turns out to be tormenting Laura and her father]]. In addition, a number of improvisations and line-fumbles were kept in, even when they didn't actually make sense in context, in order to enhance the general weirdness of the show.



* While filming the scene from the pilot of ''TheBorgias'' where Rodrigo Borgia is elected Pope, Jeremy Irons decided to [[TakeThatKiss gleefully kiss]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cardinals Orsini and della Rovere on the mouth]]. The looks on Colm Feore and Derek Jacobi's faces are ''priceless''.
* Many of Mork's lines on ''MorkAndMindy'' were nothing but this. The writers would actually [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny leave whole pages of the script blank and just let Robin Williams do what he wanted]].

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* While filming the scene from the pilot of ''TheBorgias'' ''Series/TheBorgias'' where Rodrigo Borgia is elected Pope, Jeremy Irons decided to [[TakeThatKiss gleefully kiss]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cardinals Orsini and della Rovere on the mouth]]. The looks on Colm Feore and Derek Jacobi's faces are ''priceless''.
* Many of Mork's lines on ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' were nothing but this. The writers would actually [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny leave whole pages of the script blank and just let Robin Williams do what he wanted]].



* The cast of ''TheOfficeUS'' often improvises, much to the surprise of the staff. In one episode, Michael, wanting to prove to Oscar that he's not homophobic, forces himself to kiss him. The awkwardness was not scripted and the actor's reactions seen were genuine.

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* The cast of ''TheOfficeUS'' ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' often improvises, much to the surprise of the staff. In one episode, Michael, wanting to prove to Oscar that he's not homophobic, forces himself to kiss him. The awkwardness was not scripted and the actor's reactions seen were genuine.



* ''TheGoldenGirls'': In one episode, Rue [=McClanahan=] and Bea Arthur break character and begin laughing on camera as Betty White delivers a funny monologue about a "herring war". According to interviews with the cast, this was actually a taped rehearsal for the scene, but the producers liked the spontaneous reaction so much, it became the final version of the scene.

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* ''TheGoldenGirls'': ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'': In one episode, Rue [=McClanahan=] and Bea Arthur break character and begin laughing on camera as Betty White delivers a funny monologue about a "herring war". According to interviews with the cast, this was actually a taped rehearsal for the scene, but the producers liked the spontaneous reaction so much, it became the final version of the scene.
5th Mar '16 6:55:34 AM skidoo23
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** Matt Smith shaved his head for a role in the film ''Lost River'', and it did not grow back in time to reform his Doctor's signature coif for his final episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]]. He shaved his head again for a bald cap and donned a wig. A script re-write incorporated the wig into the story.

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** Matt Smith shaved his head for a role in the film ''Lost River'', and it did not grow back in time to reform his Doctor's signature coif for his final episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]]. He shaved his head again for a bald cap and donned a wig. A [[RealLifeWritesThePlot script re-write re-write]] incorporated the wig into the story.story, leading to several of the episode's funniest moments.
5th Mar '16 6:54:01 AM skidoo23
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** The line "intercourse the penguin" was also thrown in by Graham Chapman. You can definitively tell that John Cleese wasn't expecting it.

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** The line "intercourse the penguin" was also thrown in by Graham Chapman. You can definitively tell that John Cleese wasn't expecting it.it and he nearly corpses (in the final version the scene actually cuts to another camera after a few moments).



* In the original scripts for ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', Lurch was [[TheVoiceless a mute]] -- but Ted Cassidy ad-libbed his CatchPhrase "You rang?" while filming the pilot, and the producers like it so much they gave Lurch a voice.

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* In the original scripts for ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', Lurch was [[TheVoiceless a mute]] -- but Ted Cassidy ad-libbed his CatchPhrase "You rang?" in his basso profondo voice while filming the pilot, and the producers like liked it so much they gave Lurch a voice.voice, too.
5th Mar '16 6:50:19 AM skidoo23
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** In case you think on-camera errors disappeared after the 1960s, not once but twice during the Capaldi error the lead actors have been captured ''sneezing'' on camera, yet it's been left in. The first is in the 2014 special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" when Creator/PeterCapaldi suddenly sneezes when he enters an area with (fake) snow flying around; the second sees Creator/JennaColeman in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion The Zygon Invasion]]" let off an in audible but still obvious sneeze while standing on an airport tarmac. In both cases, the actors continue with the scene without losing a beat.

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** In case you think on-camera errors disappeared after the 1960s, not once but twice during the Capaldi error the lead actors have been captured ''sneezing'' on camera, yet it's been left in. The first is in the 2014 special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" when Creator/PeterCapaldi suddenly sneezes when he enters an area with (fake) snow flying around; the second sees Creator/JennaColeman in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion The Zygon Invasion]]" let off an in audible inaudible but still obvious sneeze while standing on an airport tarmac. In both cases, the actors continue with the scene without losing a beat.
5th Mar '16 6:45:32 AM skidoo23
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** Creator/WilliamHartnell's habit of flubbing his lines on ''Series/DoctorWho'' was left in due to limited budget. (If you watch carefully, many early episodes will be peppered with minor flubs, usually a slight but noticeable delay or stutter.)

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** Creator/WilliamHartnell's habit of flubbing his lines on ''Series/DoctorWho'' was left in due to limited budget. (If you watch carefully, many early episodes will be peppered with minor flubs, usually a slight but noticeable delay or stutter. On a few occasions you might even hear Hartnell correct himself on camera, restating a word he'd misspoken.)


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*** Viewers in the 1960s became so used to errors being left in (something that was ''not'' unique to ''Doctor Who'' back in the day that when Ian begins choking in an episode of "The Reign of Terror," concerned viewers thought they'd actually recorded the actor having a choking fit (but it was scripted).


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** In case you think on-camera errors disappeared after the 1960s, not once but twice during the Capaldi error the lead actors have been captured ''sneezing'' on camera, yet it's been left in. The first is in the 2014 special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" when Creator/PeterCapaldi suddenly sneezes when he enters an area with (fake) snow flying around; the second sees Creator/JennaColeman in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion The Zygon Invasion]]" let off an in audible but still obvious sneeze while standing on an airport tarmac. In both cases, the actors continue with the scene without losing a beat.
2nd Mar '16 5:01:27 PM nombretomado
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* The studio audience for the ''AllInTheFamily'' episode "Edith's 50th Birthday," in which Edith is nearly raped by an intruder, became so enraged at watching a beloved character under attack that when Edith hits her attacker with a cake pan and runs for the front door, a number of women in the audience can be heard screaming "RUN!"

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* The studio audience for the ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode "Edith's 50th Birthday," in which Edith is nearly raped by an intruder, became so enraged at watching a beloved character under attack that when Edith hits her attacker with a cake pan and runs for the front door, a number of women in the audience can be heard screaming "RUN!"
29th Feb '16 12:59:34 AM tsstevens
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** he first half of season eight, aka ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' had motion comics made as well. In the motion comic for ''Anywhere But Here'' one line is added for Kennedy. That one line [[spoiler: where she makes disparaging remarks about Tara when Willow gets upset about her murder]] serves to justify every single complaint of her being TheScrappy, which she has become a InUniverse example of.

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** he The first half of season eight, aka ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' had motion comics made as well. In the motion comic for ''Anywhere But Here'' one line is added for Kennedy. That one line [[spoiler: where she makes disparaging remarks about Tara when Willow gets upset about her murder]] serves to justify every single complaint of her being TheScrappy, which she has become a InUniverse example of.
29th Feb '16 12:48:23 AM tsstevens
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** he first half of season eight, aka ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' had motion comics made as well. In the motion comic for ''Anywhere But Here'' one line is added for Kennedy. That one line [[spoiler: where she makes disparaging remarks about Tara when Willow gets upset about her murder]] serves to justify every single complaint of her being TheScrappy, which she has become a InUniverse example of.
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