Probably have this, but... When an actor or actor has to portray someone who, In Universe, can't act at all. Strangely, it takes real talent to portray bad acting properly, but if done just right it can be funny, amusing, tragic, characterising, or a moment of realisation. Whatever it may end up as, a truly good bad performance can be something to remember, and a real stand-out moment. Done poorly or just not quite right, however, and the audience may well turn on the actor themselves. This makes this trope something of a gambit.
- Ghostbusters one of the running jokes is that they have massively Kitschy Local Commercials with terrible acting.
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer has a really good example right at the end of episode 9 of season 1, Buffy and the gang are forced into preforming a scene from Odepus (a classical Greek tragedy), what results is possibly one of the funniest moments of the series.
- Recess whenever the kids have to act they'll switch to a monotone, like they are reading out memorised lines.
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