Created By: Lirodon on December 12, 2009
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LikeABrokenRecord

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For those situations where a recording that you're lip syncing to or something starts skipping or glitching, causing people to become suspicious.

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Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • December 12, 2009
    Evalana
    Not quite the same thing, but in The Musical The Drowsy Chaperone, the Man in Chair is listening to an actual record of a 1920's show, which occasionally skips. Since the show is "appearing" in his living room, the characters have to keep repeating their actions until the record moves on.
  • December 12, 2009
    Edgukator
    Ashley Simpson went down in flames after she went on Saturday Night Live to promote her new song and started lipsynicing to the wrong song...
  • December 12, 2009
    random surfer
    • The Marx Brothers film Monkey Business: the boys all try to get in the country claiming to be Maurice Chevalier (he was on the ship and they stole his passport). To prove they're Chevalier they sing; Harpo's got a Maurice Chevalier record on a wind-up player strapped to his back, which eventually begins to wind down. [1]
    • In the final episode of Are You Being Served? Mr. Spooner goes on TV to become a pop idol, but he loses his voice mid-song so they play a reel-to-reel tape they recorded earlier. Problem is the tape was recorded at half the speed it was played back at. Here, starting at 6:25.
  • December 13, 2009
    Market43Fan
    One later Looney Tunes short called "Daffy's Inn Trouble" features the trope. In one scene, Daffy (in drag) decides to mime to a song on a record to lure patrons into his new inn, only for the record to start skipping. Once he's caught, Daffy attempts to do a quick dance before the would-be customers began throwing produce at him.

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