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Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 5:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A woman started a very successful career, but the more skills she acquired, the less popular she became to her audience.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in the entertainment industry?

did she start out with one particular skill?

did she become less popular because the audience only really appreciated the original skill? or because the new skills were ones they did not appreciate?

would her new skills have been more popular with a different audience?

true story? FYOI? FSEI?
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in the entertainment industry? yes
did she start out with one particular skill? yes

did she become less popular because the audience only really appreciated the original skill? or because the new skills were ones they did not appreciate? both

would her new skills have been more popular with a different audience? yes

true story?no FYOI? FSEI?no
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what her first skill was? Music? Dance? Drama? comedy? Playing an instrument? Something else?
Was she not as good at some, or all, of the additional skills?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what her first skill was? Music? Dance? Drama? comedy?yes, no to rest Playing an instrument? Something else?
Was she not as good at some, or all, of the additional skills? yes
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 2:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she focus more on the additional skills than her original skills? So she became less good and less funny?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she focus more on the additional skills than her original skills?no So she became less good and less funny?she did, but unintentionally
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 5:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If this was a real life puzzle, I could think of several people who would fit. Since it's FYOI, I'll mull it over for a while.
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the original skill related to comedy?
Is the additional skills?

Any of these relevant:
Imitation of celebrities?
Imitation of a certain group of people?
Stereotyping relevant?
Imitation of animals?
Imitation of accents/dialects?
Jokes on a particular subject?
Dressing up?
Directly addressing single persons from the audience?
Athletics/dancing/acrobatics?
Singing?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the original skill related to comedy? yes
Is the additional skills? no

Any of these relevant:
Imitation of celebrities?
Imitation of a certain group of people?
Stereotyping relevant?
Imitation of animals?
Imitation of accents/dialects?
Jokes on a particular subject?
Dressing up?
Directly addressing single persons from the audience?
Athletics/dancing/acrobatics? yesish, no to rest
Singing?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 2:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the original humour in her act to do with the fact that she was bad at something but persisited in doing it e.g. many comedians get laughs from playing an incompetent magician who's tricks go wrong?

Did she then become actually good at the skill and her act suffered accordingly?

Does the skill require dexterity? juggling? spinning plates? something like this?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the original humour in her act to do with the fact that she was bad at something but persisited in doing it yese.g. many comedians get laughs from playing an incompetent magician who's tricks go wrong? {good example, but she was not a magician.}

Did she then become actually good at the skill and her act suffered accordingly? yes

Does the skill require dexterity?yes juggling?no spinning plates? nosomething like this?{yes}
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is doing something with her hands relevant?
With her feet?
with a different part of her body?
Moving in a particular manner relevant?
Walking in heels relevant?
Balancing relevant?
Throwing things relevant?
Catching things relevant?
Sport stacking relevant?
Is a particular item relevant?
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something you can fall from? Unicycle? Tightrope?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Is doing something with her hands relevant?
With her feet?
with a different part of her body?
Moving in a particular manner relevant? yes
Walking in heels relevant? no, but she needed special shoes.
Balancing relevant? yesish
Throwing things relevant?
Catching things relevant?
Sport stacking relevant? no to these
Is a particular item relevant?yes
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something you can fall from?It's something you can fall ON. No to rest. Unicycle? Tightrope?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 8:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she fall on the item after falling from a height?
Would she fall on the item after jumping from a height?
Would she fall on the item after a standing jumping?
Is it a mattress?
Are springs (on her shoes) relevant?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dancing? ballet? tap?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tightrope walking? Was she funny because she was bad at this thing? And made a career out of that? but eventually, through inevitable practice, became better? and hence less funny?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she fall on the item after falling from a height?
Would she fall on the item after jumping from a height?
Would she fall on the item after a standing jumping?
Is it a mattress?
Are springs (on her shoes) relevant?dancing? ballet? tap? Tightrope walking?
no to allWas she funny because she was bad at this thing? And made a career out of that? but eventually, through inevitable practice, became better? and hence less funny?YES
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she walk on stilts? roller skates? ice skates?
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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did she walk on stilts? roller skates? ice skates?YES
*****SPOILER***** She was a clown at either Ice Follies or Ice Capades, who produced lots of laughs when she fell on the ice. However, when she improved at skating, she had trouble making herself fall, resulting in her becoming replaced.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good one
Sunnygrace57 (Sunnygrace57)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe I shouldn't have included the word "audience" in the original clue. You figured that out quickly!
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice puzzle!

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