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* While a fairly common practice in Tony Awards shows, the opening number in the 2013 show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQfsBsMFls "Bigger"]], pulled out all the stops. Performed by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris with lyrics by Creator/LinManuelMiranda, it featured performers from all the major shows of the season, a cameo by Mike Tyson, some stage illusion and enough grand spectacle to fill a whole Broadway show, let alone an opening number. The standing ovation at the end was nearly a minute long. Lampshaded at the end by NPH:
-->''"Well, that's our budget, goodnight!"''

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* Parodied in Disney/{{Aladdin}}, where the Genie's performance of "Friend Like Me" ends with him [[BreakingTheFourthWall displaying a small "Applause" sign]] (and Abu and the Carpet enthusiastically obeying).


For obvious reasons, this is primarily a theater and live performance trope, as static audiences can't exactly rise up and give a standing ovation in a movie theater. It can still be parodied in that context, though, as pretty much everyone knows the basic idea behind a show stopper. Indeed, such meta-awareness dates to early 20th century film, if not earlier - it's an essential part of the live performance genre. Sometimes the script might actually call for the actors to nod toward the fourth wall in thanks.

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For obvious reasons, this is primarily a theater and live performance trope, as static audiences can't exactly rise up and give a standing ovation in a movie theater. It can still be parodied in that context, though, as pretty much everyone knows the basic idea behind a show stopper. Indeed, such meta-awareness dates to early 20th century film, if not earlier - -- it's an essential part of the live performance genre. Sometimes the script might actually call for the actors to nod toward the fourth wall in thanks.






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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', being performed in front of live audiences, often relies on at least one sketch being this in each performance. There's also a special game called "Show Stopping Number", which parodies this trope.
** Although the most epic one was probably Creator/SidCaesar's guest appearance.
** Or Richard Simmons'.
** One game of "Superheroes" had Wayne Brady as "Show-Stopping Number Boy."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' made fun of this trope:
--> '''Carver''': "Why can't we help you? I mean, sure, Tino is pretty clueless, but I stopped the show with my act last year."\\
'''Lor''': "You knocked over a light and set the stage on fire."\\
'''Carver''': "Which stopped the show."

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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', being performed Parodied in front of live audiences, often relies on at least one sketch being this in each performance. There's also a special game called "Show Stopping Number", which parodies this trope.
** Although the most epic one was probably Creator/SidCaesar's guest appearance.
** Or Richard Simmons'.
** One game of "Superheroes" had Wayne Brady as "Show-Stopping Number Boy."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' made fun of this trope:
--> '''Carver''': "Why can't we help you? I mean, sure, Tino is pretty clueless, but I stopped the show
commercial for ''The Radio/OpieAndAnthony Show'', with my act last year."\\
'''Lor''': "You knocked over a light and set
Jim Norton making the stage on fire."\\
'''Carver''': "Which stopped the show."
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* One time on ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'', when HulkHogan returned to Wrestling/{{WWE}}, his applause lasted a TV segment (approximately 15 minutes). When they came back from commercial, the crowd was still applauding -- but since it wasn't broadcast live, it could have been only a short time after they "went to break" that they stopped. (Or conversely, it could have gone on for even longer.)

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* One time on ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'', Lampshaded in ''Literature/ForeverAmber'' when HulkHogan returned the actors pause to Wrestling/{{WWE}}, his applause lasted a TV acknowledge the entrance of King Charles II.
* "The Parson's Bride"
segment (approximately 15 minutes). When they came back from commercial, of 1936's ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', in which all the crowd was still applauding -- but since it wasn't broadcast live, it could have been only a short time after they "went to break" actors acknowledge the audience at their entrances ''and'' exits.
* The ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' song "Evil Like Me" by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin unleashing all of the [[LargeHam hamminess]]
that they stopped. (Or conversely, it could have gone she has in her body in a song that features tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying. Of course, ''everything'' that Kristin Chenoweth is in is probably a show stopper.
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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'':
** Being performed in front of live audiences, often relies
on for even longer.)at least one sketch being this in each performance. There's also a special game called "Show Stopping Number", which parodies this trope. Although the most epic one was probably Creator/SidCaesar's guest appearance. Or Richard Simmons'.
** One game of "Superheroes" had Wayne Brady as "Show-Stopping Number Boy".



* Lampshaded in ''Forever Amber'' when the actors pause to acknowledge the entrance of King Charles II.
* "The Parson's Bride" segment of 1936's ''Show Boat'', in which all the actors acknowledge the audience at their entrances ''and'' exits.



-->'''Rimmer:''' ''(eventually)'' [[DeadpanSnarker Well I can't say I'm]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker totally]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker shocked.]]

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-->'''Rimmer:''' ''(eventually)'' ''[eventually]'' [[DeadpanSnarker Well I can't say I'm]] ''[[DeadpanSnarker totally]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker shocked.]]



* In a segment of Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything, Chas "tests" whether botox/fake-tans/dyed-hair will increase his attractiveness (or rather, make him hot like Daniel Craig). He does this to only one half of his body and face, leaving the other half untouched. The utter ridiculousness of his appearance leads to continued laughter from the studio audience even when Andrew attempts to move on to the next segment of the show, eventually causing Andrew to start laughing as well and have to restart the segments introduction. See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkdkQpsvSA here]]
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner ONION BUBS! ONIOOON BUUUUUBS!!]]
* The three-part Franchise/{{DCLAU}} {{crossover}} "[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life of]] Series/HannahMontana" had applause play whenever a character entered another's show.
* [[Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue "It's now time to play the game called Mornington Crescent."]]
* Johnny Carson's appearance on ''Series/TheLateShow with Creator/DavidLetterman''.
* In stage musicals, a powerful enough song can generally be considered a showstopper - "Defying Gravity" from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' is one such example, and "One Day More" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables" is another.
* In opera, in addition to songs, single notes can be showstoppers. One prime example is the second act of ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', which has one showstopping aria (Vissi d'arte) quickly followed by Cavaradossi's famous outcry of [[IncrediblyLongNote "Vittoria! Vittoria!".]] If done well, the audience will cry "Bravo!" at this point and interrupt the show.
* Parodied in a commercial for ''The Radio/OpieAndAnthony Show'', with Jim Norton making the big entrance.
* Two in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'':
** "The Lees of Old Virginia" is deliberately written to be as '''big''' and [[LargeHam hammy]] as possible to carry the audience through the next half-hour, which is devoid of songs.
** "Molasses to Rum" is a much darker version that has Edward Rutledge damning the North by acting out a slave auction, to which slaves have been brought by New England ships. He only stops when a Northern man begs for mercy, and the whole Congress is left stunned and silent.
* ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' musical has the songs "Circle Of Life" and "He Lives In You".
* In "The Talent Show" on the PBS version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Brother Bear is assigned as the talent scout for the school talent show. He finds a number of good acts, but is desperate to find his "showstopper," the big act that will bring down the house. His showstopper turns out to be the local "gang" leader / bully bear Too Tall, who has a surprisingly tender and compelling singing voice.

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* In a segment of Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything, ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'', Chas "tests" whether botox/fake-tans/dyed-hair will increase his attractiveness (or rather, make him hot like Daniel Craig). He does this to only one half of his body and face, leaving the other half untouched. The utter ridiculousness of his appearance leads to continued laughter from the studio audience even when Andrew attempts to move on to the next segment of the show, eventually causing Andrew to start laughing as well and have to restart the segments introduction. See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDkdkQpsvSA here]]
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner ONION BUBS! ONIOOON BUUUUUBS!!]]
restart the segment's introduction.]]
* The three-part Franchise/{{DCLAU}} Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse {{crossover}} "[[Series/ThatsSoRaven ''[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So]] [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life of]] Series/HannahMontana" had Series/HannahMontana'' has applause play whenever a character entered another's show.
* [[Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue "It's now time to play the game called Mornington Crescent."]]
*
%%* Johnny Carson's appearance on ''Series/TheLateShow with Creator/DavidLetterman''.
* In stage musicals, a powerful enough song can generally be considered a showstopper - "Defying Gravity" from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' is one such example, and "One Day More" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables" is another.
* In opera, in addition to songs, single notes can be showstoppers. One prime example is the second act of ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', which has one showstopping aria (Vissi d'arte) quickly followed by Cavaradossi's famous outcry of [[IncrediblyLongNote "Vittoria! Vittoria!".]] If done well, the audience will cry "Bravo!" at this point and interrupt the show.
* Parodied in a commercial for ''The Radio/OpieAndAnthony Show'', with Jim Norton making the big entrance.
* Two in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'':
** "The Lees of Old Virginia" is deliberately written to be as '''big''' and [[LargeHam hammy]] as possible to carry the audience through the next half-hour, which is devoid of songs.
** "Molasses to Rum" is a much darker version that has Edward Rutledge damning the North by acting out a slave auction, to which slaves have been brought by New England ships. He only stops when a Northern man begs for mercy, and the whole Congress is left stunned and silent.
* ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' musical has the songs "Circle Of Life" and "He Lives In You".
* In "The Talent Show" on the PBS version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Brother Bear is assigned as the talent scout for the school talent show. He finds a number of good acts, but is desperate to find his "showstopper," the big act that will bring down the house. His showstopper turns out to be the local "gang" leader / bully bear Too Tall, who has a surprisingly tender and compelling singing voice.
Creator/DavidLetterman''.



* During the 2016 Grammys ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' performance, they deliberately added in several extra lines of silence after Lin-Manuel Miranda first sings the line "Alexander Hamilton" to account for the applause, but the applause was so strong that the next line ("My name is Alexander Hamilton") was still drowned out anyway. Compare this to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFf7nMIGnE the first performance]] of the song, back in 2009 at the White House, where the same line also created a strong response from the audience - but of confused laughter. How things have changed!
* Parodied in two early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "A Hero Sits Next Door," Brian makes a joke about "Bill Clinton's integrity." Peter goes to respond...and an unseen studio audience laughs and applauds uproariously. Peter and Brian deliberately look uncomfortable as they wait, as if they were actors on a live show.
** In "Running Mates," Peter emerges from the house to ask if Lois knows where his pants are. The [[RefugeInAudacity studio audience that just moved in across the street]] thinks that's hilarious. Later, when they give an "Ooooooooooh" upon hearing that Chris got into trouble at school, Peter decides to call the cops on them.
* The ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' song "Evil Like Me" by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin unleashing all of the [[LargeHam hamminess]] that she has in her body in a song that features tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying.
** Of course, ''everything'' that Kristin Chenoweth is in is probably a show stopper.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in which the first appearance of Ashley since the end of "So a Date at the Mall" is in a panel with a lens-flaring spotlight behind her and a sound effect reading "APPLAUSE". The applause [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn turns out to be some guy's ringtone]], the spotlight goes unexplained.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'''s Steve Urkel started to evoke this reaction as the character became more popular. It's obvious that TPTB actually had to start alloting time for the audience reaction, as the actors in the scene would clearly freeze in place, waiting for the cheers to quiet down before beginning the scene.

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Steve Urkel started to evoke this reaction as the character became more popular. It's obvious that TPTB actually had to start allotting time for the audience reaction, as the actors in the scene would clearly freeze in place, waiting for the cheers to quiet down before beginning the scene.
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* Halfway through the song "Kelvinside Man" by Victor and Barry (Creator/AlanCumming and Forbes Masson) is the line "We're known as local thespians. Some of our best friends are less [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion well known than us]]". In a performance recorded as part of an Edinburgh Fringe documentary, the audience completely collapse at this point. The performers (who were clearly expecting this, although their characters weren't) stop dead and after several minutes Victor glares at the audience and demands "You finished?"
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* One time on ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'', when HulkHogan returned to Wrestling/{{WWE}}, his applause lasted a TV segment (approximately 15 minutes). When they came back from commercial, the crowd was still applauding -- but since it wasn't broadcast live, it could have been only a short time after they "went to break" that they stopped. (Or conversely, it could have gone on for even longer.)
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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'': "It's now time to play the game called Mornington Crescent."
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* In stage musicals, a powerful enough song can generally be considered a showstopper -- "Defying Gravity" from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' is one such example, and "One Day More" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables" is another.
* In opera, in addition to songs, single notes can be showstoppers. One prime example is the second act of ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', which has one showstopping aria (Vissi d'arte) quickly followed by Cavaradossi's famous outcry of [[IncrediblyLongNote "Vittoria! Vittoria!".]] If done well, the audience will cry "Bravo!" at this point and interrupt the show.
* Two in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'':
** "The Lees of Old Virginia" is deliberately written to be as '''big''' and [[LargeHam hammy]] as possible to carry the audience through the next half-hour, which is devoid of songs.
** "Molasses to Rum" is a much darker version that has Edward Rutledge damning the North by acting out a slave auction, to which slaves have been brought by New England ships. He only stops when a Northern man begs for mercy, and the whole Congress is left stunned and silent.
* ''Theatre/TheLionKing'' musical has the songs "Circle Of Life" and "He Lives In You".
* During the 2016 Grammys ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' performance, they deliberately added in several extra lines of silence after Lin-Manuel Miranda first sings the line "Alexander Hamilton" to account for the applause, but the applause was so strong that the next line ("My name is Alexander Hamilton") was still drowned out anyway. Compare this to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFf7nMIGnE the first performance]] of the song, back in 2009 at the White House, where the same line also created a strong response from the audience - -- but of confused laughter. How things have changed!
* Parodied in two early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "A Hero Sits Next Door," Brian makes a joke about "Bill Clinton's integrity." Peter goes to respond...and an unseen studio audience laughs and applauds uproariously. Peter and Brian deliberately look uncomfortable as they wait, as if they were actors on a live show.
** In "Running Mates," Peter emerges from the house to ask if Lois knows where his pants are. The [[RefugeInAudacity studio audience that just moved in across the street]] thinks that's hilarious. Later, when they give an "Ooooooooooh" upon hearing that Chris got into trouble at school, Peter decides to call the cops on them.
* The ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' song "Evil Like Me" by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin unleashing all of the [[LargeHam hamminess]] that she has in her body in a song that features tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying.
** Of course, ''everything'' that Kristin Chenoweth is in is probably a show stopper.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in which the first appearance of Ashley since the end of "So a Date at the Mall" is in a panel with a lens-flaring spotlight behind her and a sound effect reading "APPLAUSE". The applause [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn turns out to be some guy's ringtone]], the spotlight goes unexplained.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'''s Steve Urkel started to evoke this reaction as the character became more popular. It's obvious that TPTB actually had to start alloting time for the audience reaction, as the actors in the scene would clearly freeze in place, waiting for the cheers to quiet down before beginning the scene.
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* Halfway through the song "Kelvinside Man" by Victor and Barry (Creator/AlanCumming and Forbes Masson) is the line "We're known as local thespians./Some of our best friends are less [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion well known than us]]". In a performance recorded as part of an Edinburgh Fringe documentary, the audience completely collapse at this point. The performers (who were clearly expecting this, although their characters weren't) stop dead and after several minutes Victor glares at the audience and demands "You finished?"

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* Halfway through Parodied in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in which the song "Kelvinside Man" by Victor first appearance of Ashley since the end of "So a Date at the Mall" is in a panel with a lens-flaring spotlight behind her and Barry (Creator/AlanCumming a sound effect reading "APPLAUSE". The applause [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn turns out to be some guy's ringtone]], the spotlight goes unexplained.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' made fun of this trope:
-->'''Carver:''' Why can't we help you? I mean, sure, Tino is pretty clueless, but I stopped the show with my act last year.\\
'''Lor:''' You knocked over a light
and Forbes Masson) is set the line "We're known stage on fire.\\
'''Carver:''' Which stopped the show.
* In "The Talent Show" on the PBS version of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', Brother Bear is assigned
as the talent scout for the school talent show. He finds a number of good acts, but is desperate to find his "showstopper," the big act that will bring down the house. His showstopper turns out to be the local thespians./Some "gang" leader / bully bear Too Tall, who has a surprisingly tender and compelling singing voice.
* Parodied in two early episodes
of our best friends are less [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion well known than us]]". ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
**
In "A Hero Sits Next Door," Brian makes a performance recorded as part of joke about "Bill Clinton's integrity." Peter goes to respond...and an Edinburgh Fringe documentary, the unseen studio audience completely collapse at this point. The performers (who laughs and applauds uproariously. Peter and Brian deliberately look uncomfortable as they wait, as if they were clearly expecting this, although their characters weren't) stop dead and after several minutes Victor glares at actors on a live show.
** In "Running Mates," Peter emerges from
the house to ask if Lois knows where his pants are. The [[RefugeInAudacity studio audience and demands "You finished?"
that just moved in across the street]] thinks that's hilarious. Later, when they give an "Ooooooooooh" upon hearing that Chris got into trouble at school, Peter decides to call the cops on them.
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* ''Evil Like Me'' by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin '''unleashing all of the hamminess that she has in her body''' in a song that features '''tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying'''.

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* ''Evil The ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' song "Evil Like Me'' Me" by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin '''unleashing unleashing all of the hamminess [[LargeHam hamminess]] that she has in her body''' body in a song that features '''tap-dancing, tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying'''.flying.



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* Halfway through the song "Kelvinside Man" by Victor and Barry (Creator/AlanCumming and Forbes Masson) is the line "We're known as local thespians./Some of our best friends are less [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion well known than us]]". In a performance recorded as part of an Edinburgh Fringe documentary, the audience completely collapse at this point. The performers (who were clearly expecting this, although their characters weren't) stop dead and after several minutes Victor glares at the audience and demands "You finished?"

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'''s Steve Urkel started to evoke this reaction as the character became more popular. It's obvious that TPTB actually had to start alloting time for the audience reaction, as the actors in the scene would clearly freeze in place, waiting for the cheers to quiet down before beginning the scene.
* ''Theatre/InTheHeights''. At the realization that Benny and Nina have consummated their relationship (she comes out to join him on his fire escape wearing [[SexyShirtSwitch his shirt]], the audience claps and cheers--in one instance, the actors had to start their dialogue over, as they'd been drowned out.


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%%* * Fonzie on ''Series/HappyDays''in later episodes of ''Series/HappyDays'' was greeted like this, and had to stand in the doorway of Arnold's or the Cunninghams' house, waiting for it to stop.


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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in which the first appearance of Ashley since the end of "So a Date at the Mall" is in a panel with a lens-flaring spotlight behind her and a sound effect reading "APPLAUSE". The applause [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn turns out to be some guy's ringtone]], the spotlight goes unexplained.


* One time on ''WWESmackdown'', when HulkHogan returned to Wrestling/{{WWE}}, his applause lasted a TV segment (approximately 15 minutes). When they came back from commercial, the crowd was still applauding -- but since it wasn't broadcast live, it could have been only a short time after they "went to break" that they stopped. (Or conversely, it could have gone on for even longer.)

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* One time on ''WWESmackdown'', ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'', when HulkHogan returned to Wrestling/{{WWE}}, his applause lasted a TV segment (approximately 15 minutes). When they came back from commercial, the crowd was still applauding -- but since it wasn't broadcast live, it could have been only a short time after they "went to break" that they stopped. (Or conversely, it could have gone on for even longer.)

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* ''Evil Like Me'' by Creator/KristinChenoweth has Kristin '''unleashing all of the hamminess that she has in her body''' in a song that features '''tap-dancing, staff twirling and flying'''.
** Of course, ''everything'' that Kristin Chenoweth is in is probably a show stopper.


* ''TheWeekenders'' made fun of this trope:

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* ''TheWeekenders'' ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' made fun of this trope:


* During his Season 2 guest run on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', TomSelleck garnered such an endless ovation every time on set that they wound up shooting his scenes without an audience just so they could actually finish filming the episodes.

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* During his Season 2 guest run on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', TomSelleck Creator/TomSelleck garnered such an endless ovation every time on set that they wound up shooting his scenes without an audience just so they could actually finish filming the episodes.

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* Parodied in two early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "A Hero Sits Next Door," Brian makes a joke about "Bill Clinton's integrity." Peter goes to respond...and an unseen studio audience laughs and applauds uproariously. Peter and Brian deliberately look uncomfortable as they wait, as if they were actors on a live show.
** In "Running Mates," Peter emerges from the house to ask if Lois knows where his pants are. The [[RefugeInAudacity studio audience that just moved in across the street]] thinks that's hilarious. Later, when they give an "Ooooooooooh" upon hearing that Chris got into trouble at school, Peter decides to call the cops on them.


* Jazz from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' also had this effect when he'd [[DropInCharacter drop in to the Banks' house]], ironically more so after he started appearing less.

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* Jazz from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' also had this effect when he'd [[DropInCharacter drop in to the Banks' house]], ironically more so after he started appearing less.

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* Jazz from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' also had this effect when he'd [[DropInCharacter drop in to the Banks' house]], ironically more so after he started appearing less.


* Parodied in a commercial for ''The OpieAndAnthony Show'', with Jim Norton making the big entrance.

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* Parodied in a commercial for ''The OpieAndAnthony Radio/OpieAndAnthony Show'', with Jim Norton making the big entrance.

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