History YMMV / Fame

24th Jun '16 1:05:58 PM Market43Fan
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Nia Peeples appeared in Season 2's "Sunshine Again" in a minor role before joining the cast for Season 4 as Nicole Chapman.



* HilariousInHindsight: The Season 5 episode "Self Defense" (focusing on several of the girls wanting to learn karate after the School of the Arts is repeatedly vandalized) becomes this to a degree considering Nia Peeples' other major role saw her get plenty of opportunity to use her karate skills on ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.



* RealLifeRelative: Debbie Allen's husband, then-San Diego (now [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Los Angeles]]) Clippers guard Norm Nixon, appeared in the Season 3 episode "Heritage").



** "Tough Act to Follow", even moreso when you consider that [[RealitySubtext the actor playing Mr. Crandall had just died.]]

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** "Tough Act to Follow", even moreso when you consider that [[RealitySubtext the actor playing Mr. Crandall had just died.]]
18th Sep '15 8:28:54 AM twilicorn
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series proved far more popular in UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and especially the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] that it did in the home market UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates; to the point that it played a role in Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer and LBS Communications partnering to [[{{Uncanceled}} continue production in first-run syndication]] after the series was canceled by Creator/{{NBC}} in 1983.
* {{Narm}} : On occasion. Some episodes are available on YouTube. Some of the actors veer into LargeHam territory, and on occasion the vocal performances are cringe-worthy. Plus TheEighties.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series proved far more popular in UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and especially the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] (including multiple chart hits) that it did in the home market UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates; its native USA; to the point that it played a role in Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer and LBS Communications partnering to [[{{Uncanceled}} continue production production]] [[ChannelHop in first-run syndication]] after the series was canceled by Creator/{{NBC}} in 1983.
* {{Narm}} : On occasion. Some episodes are available on YouTube. Some of the actors veer into LargeHam territory, and on occasion the vocal performances are cringe-worthy. Plus Granted, it ''was'' TheEighties.


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** "Tough Act to Follow", even moreso when you consider that [[RealitySubtext the actor playing Mr. Crandall had just died.]]
7th Sep '15 1:32:54 AM shamblingdead2
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** The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pEcaIsOgE "Come What May"]] (not [[Film/MoulinRouge that one]], an original song composed for the show) in particular is also heartbreakingly gorgeous.

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** The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pEcaIsOgE "Come What May"]] (not [[Film/MoulinRouge that one]], an original song composed for the show) in particular is also heartbreakingly gorgeous.gorgeous.
** The [[spoiler: death of Bruno's father]] in Season 3.
--> For the rest of your life, he'll be the first one to hear every song you write.
7th Sep '15 1:27:35 AM shamblingdead2
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* {{Narm}} : On occasion. Some episodes are available on YouTube. Some of the actors veer into LargeHam territory, and on occasion the vocal performances are cringe-worthy. Plus TheEighties.
21st Aug '15 8:33:30 PM Market43Fan
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series proved far more popular in UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and especially the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] that it did in the home market UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates; to the point that it played a role in Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer and LBS Communications partnering to [[{{Uncanceled}} continue production in first-run syndication]] after the series was canceled by Creator/{{NBC}} in 1983.
25th Mar '15 5:54:11 PM twilicorn
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** "Is It OK If I Call You Mine" is also very heartfelt.
19th Feb '15 3:10:30 PM twilicorn
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* ActorAllusion: In the remake, one of the auditionees performs "All That Jazz" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. Creator/BebeNeuwirth, who plays one of the dance instructors, won a Tony for her portrayal of Velma Kelly (who sings the number) in a Broadway revival of ''Chicago''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome

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* ActorAllusion: In SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: A given.
** "Dogs in
the remake, one of the auditionees performs "All That Jazz" Yard" and "I Sing The Body Electric" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. Creator/BebeNeuwirth, who plays one of the dance instructors, won a Tony for her portrayal of Velma Kelly (who sings original, "Hold Your Dream" from the number) in a Broadway revival of ''Chicago''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome
remake.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Fame", clearly. The full version of "Bring on Tomorrow" is another.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Fame", clearly. The full version of "Bring on Tomorrow" is another.



* BizarroEpisode: The Wizard of Oz episode. Ironically, the show's renditions of the classic songs seem to be how people discover the show on Youtube.
* McLeaned: Nicole in season 6. Long story short, the writers considered doing a VerySpecialEpisode on drunk driving, but had to get a main character involved. When Nicole's actress Nia Peeples wanted to leave, they got her permission to have Nicole KilledOffForReal; the result was the episode "Go Softly Into The Morning". According to the book ''Inside Fame on Television: A Behind-the-Scenes History'' the writers regretted doing this and they would have loved to have Nicole back for the GrandFinale.
* TheOtherDarrin: Coco, Montgomery and Doris are not played by the same actors as the movie. Coco starts out with her hair done in the same way as movie!Coco, to make the transition less obvious.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Life Is A Celebration" is a good place to start.
* BizarroEpisode: The Wizard of Oz episode. Ironically, the show's renditions of the classic songs seem to be how people discover the show on Youtube.
Youtube.
* McLeaned: Nicole in season 6. Long story short, EarWorm: ''All over the writers considered doing a VerySpecialEpisode on drunk driving, but had to get a main character involved. When Nicole's actress Nia Peeples wanted to leave, they got her permission to have Nicole KilledOffForReal; place.'' That many of the result was the episode songs were written by at least one person who also wrote original songs for fellow MGM musical series ''Series/KidsIncorporated'' should tip you in.
* TearJerker: Many entire episodes, examples include "Help from My Friends" and "Who Am I Really".
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"Go Softly Into The Morning". According to Morning" might be the book ''Inside Fame on Television: A Behind-the-Scenes History'' the writers regretted doing biggest as it [[VerySpecialEpisode deals with a heavy subject matter]] (drunk driving) and a prominent character is [[McLeaned killed off]] as a result. The song "See Your Face Again" from that same episode also falls into this and they would have loved to have Nicole back territory after the passing of its vocalist, Carrie Hamilton.
** The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6pEcaIsOgE "Come What May"]] (not [[Film/MoulinRouge that one]], an original song composed
for the GrandFinale.
* TheOtherDarrin: Coco, Montgomery and Doris are not played by the same actors as the movie. Coco starts out with her hair done
show) in the same way as movie!Coco, to make the transition less obvious.particular is also heartbreakingly gorgeous.
30th Jan '15 7:12:45 AM LoveWitchTsukino
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* BizarroEpisode: The Wizard of Oz episode. Ironically, the show's renditions of the classic songs seem to be how people discover the show on Youtube.
30th Nov '14 1:54:32 PM Market43Fan
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* ActorAllusion: In the remake, one of the auditionees performs "All That Jazz" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. Creator/BebeNeuwirth, who plays one of the dance instructors, won a Tony for her portrayal of Velma Kelly (who sings the number) in a Broadway revival of ''Chicago''.



** The full version of "Bring on Tomorrow" when Schlomo [[spoiler: dedicates the performance to Carmen, who's just died of a drug overdose.]]

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** The full version of "Bring on Tomorrow" when Schlomo [[spoiler: dedicates the performance to Carmen, who's just died of a drug overdose.]]]]

!!The series version provides examples of:
* McLeaned: Nicole in season 6. Long story short, the writers considered doing a VerySpecialEpisode on drunk driving, but had to get a main character involved. When Nicole's actress Nia Peeples wanted to leave, they got her permission to have Nicole KilledOffForReal; the result was the episode "Go Softly Into The Morning". According to the book ''Inside Fame on Television: A Behind-the-Scenes History'' the writers regretted doing this and they would have loved to have Nicole back for the GrandFinale.
* TheOtherDarrin: Coco, Montgomery and Doris are not played by the same actors as the movie. Coco starts out with her hair done in the same way as movie!Coco, to make the transition less obvious.
26th Jun '12 1:05:46 PM erforce
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* FridgeLogic: Wait, a performing arts high school, and not ONE gay kid?!
* HollywoodPudgy: Mabel, depending on the actress. She can be any size, but the point is, she's fat for a dancer.
* HoYay: "Can't Keep it Down" is full of it. In some productions, Nick and Joe Vegas HoYay it up during the Romeo and Juliet scene with Serena.
** Not to mention that Serena is half-convinced Nick is gay.
--> ''"You'll probably go off to New Haven and meet some guy and forget all about me!"''
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