Playing With / Irony as She Is Cast

Basic Trope: An actor/actress has an ability that their character lacks.
  • Straight: Singer Alice Boberts stars on an episode of Carla and Derek as Ellie, who is a bad singer.
  • Exaggerated: Alice Boberts is the best recognized singer in her country, and Ellie is a baby who is only able to babble.
  • Downplayed: Ellie is an average singer, she just isn't that good.
  • Justified: Ellie was previously introduced in another episode without lines, where Derek said she's a bad singer.
  • Inverted: Cast the Expert
  • Subverted: Ellie can't sing at first, but she learns it later in the episode.
  • Double Subverted: But then she loses her voice.
  • Parodied: Ellie finds out her voice actor is a singer and tells her to sing well as her.
  • Zig Zagged: Ellie can sing in one episode, but in other, she can't.
  • Averted: Ellie has as much talent as her voice actress.
  • Enforced: Alice herself said she doesn't want to portray a good singer character.
  • Lampshaded: "I sing so bad, yet my voice sounds like that one singer..."
  • Invoked: Ellie finds out her voice actress is a singer, and the other characters know they're fictional but she doesn't want them to know so she pretends to be a bad singer.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Isn't Ellie portrayed by that singer, Alice Boberts? So why does she sing so badly then?"


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