The creator of a particular work has been out of the country or otherwise incommunicado and unaware of how well the work was received.
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A sub trope of , this Trope takes its name from one famous real world example: "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night. The group didn't really want to record the song about the bullfrog called Jeremiah but needed one more track for their "Naturally" album and that song was available on short notice. Three Dog Night then went on an overseas tour and had no idea that the song went gold.