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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Show Stoppers", the Cutie Mark Crusaders enter a talent show hoping to find their cutie marks. Their performance is a complete disaster (the set literally collapses around them). They end up winning first prize...for best ''comedy'' act.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Show Stoppers", the Cutie Mark Crusaders enter a talent show hoping to find their cutie marks. Their performance is a complete disaster (the disaster, to the point that the set literally collapses around them).them. They end up winning first prize... for best ''comedy'' act.act. They take absolutely no insult and are delighted that they won.


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's tryout in a school production of "Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet". Claire gets the Juliet role, which Beetlejuice uses to take over her body and make a ruckus of the play. Miss Shannon, the school's teacher, is aghast but the school's headmaster loved it.



* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "Hamateur Night" (1939) presents a series of talent acts that are judged off stage--bad acts are discharged with the judge striking a boxing ring bell. Egghead keeps interrupting the proceedings with an ear-bleeding rendition of "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain." When it's time to judge the winner, Egghead wins. That's because the audience was filled with Egghead lookalikes.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's tryout in a school production of "Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet". Claire gets the Juliet role, which Beetlejuice uses to take over her body and make a ruckus of the play. Miss Shannon, the school's teacher, is aghast but the school's headmaster loved it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' episode "Stage Fright" has Claire Brewster sabotaging Lydia's tryout in a school production of "Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet". Claire gets In ''WesternAnimation/RexTheRunt'', the Juliet role, which Beetlejuice uses gang enter Stinky Basil's "Search for a Star" contest. Predictably, most of acts are dire, from an ElvisImpersonator making fart noises with his armpit, to take over her body and make a ruckus of bespectacled dog singing "Kumbayah" while bashing his partner on the play. Miss Shannon, the school's teacher, is aghast but the school's headmaster loved it.head with a tin tray.



* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "Hamateur Night" (1939) presents a series of talent acts that are judged off stage--bad acts are discharged with the judge striking a boxing ring bell. Egghead keeps interrupting the proceedings with an ear-bleeding rendition of "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain." When it's time to judge the winner, Egghead wins. That's because the audience was filled with Egghead lookalikes.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "Hamateur Night" (1939) presents a series of talent acts that are judged off stage--bad acts are discharged with the judge striking a boxing ring bell. Egghead keeps interrupting the proceedings with an ear-bleeding rendition of "She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain." When it's time to judge the winner, Egghead wins. That's because the audience was filled with Egghead lookalikes.


* The ''ComicBook/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (''Cartoon Network Block Party'' #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.

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* The ''ComicBook/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' story "Kaz Superstar" (''Cartoon Network Block Party'' #24) lampoons William Hung's appearance on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' in that the girls' manager goes on an ''AI''-type talent show, is unilaterally kicked out of the studio, but becomes a sensation that even overshadows the girls.



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* In the episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' "Puppet Show" the Scooby gang is coerced into performing in the school talent show. The original airing featured them on stage stiffly reciting their scene over the closing credits. This was replaced in syndication by standard credits and theme music but restored for the DVD release.


* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 Series/EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].

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* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, ''[[Literature/JetlagTravelGuides Molvanîa]]'', and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 Series/EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', ''Series/TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".



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* ''Series/{{Utopia 2014}}'': Every single entrant in 'NBA's Got Talent' in "Blue Sky Thinking". Highlights include a dance act whose smoke machine sets of the fire alarm, a white accountant attempting to do gangsta rap, and Ash's truly inept magic act, where he fails to guess Tony's card multiple times.


A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Alice can't sing, Bob can't write songs and Charlie can't play the ukulele. He, she, or they will either:

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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Alice can't sing, Bob can't write songs and Charlie can't play the ukulele. He, she, or they will either:



* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': the winning entry from Monaco in the ''EurovisionSongContest'' is a nonsensical ditty called "Bing Tiddle Tiddle Bong".

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': the winning entry from Monaco in the ''EurovisionSongContest'' ''Series/EurovisionSongContest'' is a nonsensical ditty called "Bing Tiddle Tiddle Bong".










* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].

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\n* Remember [[http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html "Elektronik Supersonik"]], one of the Internet's first {{Viral Video}}s from the pre-Website/YouTube era? What you might not know is that it was a tie-in with an entire ''Film/{{Borat}}''-esque mythos about the fictional {{Ruritania}}n nation of Molvanîa, and was, InUniverse, the country's entry in the 2004 EurovisionSongContest.Series/EurovisionSongContest. Or that they also made a follow-up entry in 2005, [[http://www.molvania.com/molvania/antipope_large.html "I Am the Anti-Pope"]].
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* Also done in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).

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\n* Also done Done in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', where Timmy's homemade, crappy film is recognized as a great comedy ([[SoBadItsGood though it wasn't intended as such]]).



* In ''TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".
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* In ''TheSimpsons'' one of Homer's lifelong dreams was to be on ''TheGongShow'', which he did with Barney in 1977. Their act was so bad that they got more gongs than "the breakdancing robot that caught on fire".


A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred can't sing, Bill can't write songs and John can't play the ukelele. He, she, or they will either:

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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred Alice can't sing, Bill Bob can't write songs and John Charlie can't play the ukelele.ukulele. He, she, or they will either:












* ''Series/FatherTed'' did this too, with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is tired of hosting.

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* ''Series/FatherTed'' did this too, with Ted and Dougal entering Eurovision with "My Lovely Horse". Notably, done they entered specifically to [[SpringtimeForHitler lose the contest for Ireland]], which is was tired of hosting.hosting it.


If there's a whole series of these, it's a variant of TerribleIntervieweesMontage.

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If there's a whole series of these, it's a variant of TerribleIntervieweesMontage.
TerribleIntervieweesMontage. See also HopelessAuditionees.

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A character or a collection of characters decide, ill-advisedly, to enter a song contest or talent show (in a {{Britcom}}, usually the ''EurovisionSongContest'' or a ripoff thereof) despite the fact that Fred can't sing, Bill can't write songs and John can't play the ukelele. He, she, or they will either:

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