Most embarrassing moment??

  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 25, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    My most embarrasing moment was when I was 16 years old in a production of the musical "Big River" which is based on the novel "Huckleberry Finn". It was a great show and we were getting standing room only in a 900 seat house every night. In the opening there is a song in which three guys (me being one) seperatly yell out Finn's name one after the other.

    I was third and when my time came to yell it out, instead of yelling HUCK FINN!!!

    I got tongue tied and yelled FUCK HINN!!!!. The entire stage and audience (I think even the orchestra) went silent for a second - I swear I heard a grasshopper chirp. Luckily it was a professional cast and everyone continued without breaking character, the audience assumed they must have heard wrong, lol.


    What was yours?
  • luadun

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    Feb 25, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    This was one of my most embarrassing moments:

    It was 1989 in a small city in Saudi Arabia. I was riding on a bus, minding my own business and headed to the souk (market). This young Caucasian kid about 5 years old walks up to me and stares me down. Then he points and says in a loud voice, "WHY DO YOU HAVE SUCH BIG LIPS???". As everybody turned towards me I looked away, shook my head and groaned. I was stunned speechless! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 25, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    Theatre Arts. Senior Year


    I played the part of the aggressive husband named Noland in the script there is a line that i had to say to my partner Molly who played my wife Mimsey where the line was "You Witch!!!" But instead after not reading the script for the play that afternoon I blurted out YOU BITCH in front of hundreds in the audiense.

    There were whispers, gasps, and screams in the audience and then a awkward silence. icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 25, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    luadun saidThis was one of my most embarrassing moments:

    It was 1989 in a small city in Saudi Arabia. I was riding on a bus, minding my own business and headed to the souk (market). This young Caucasian kid about 5 years old walks up to me and stares me down. Then he points and says in a loud voice, "WHY DO YOU HAVE SUCH BIG LIPS???". As everybody turned towards me I looked away, shook my head and groaned. I was stunned speechless! icon_rolleyes.gif


    icon_eek.gif That's not only embarrassing it's WTF!!!
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 25, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    Edward23 saidTheatre Arts. Senior Year


    I played the part of the aggressive husband named Noland in the script there is a line that i had to say to my partner Molly who played my wife Mimsey where the line was "You Witch!!!" But instead after not reading the script for the play that afternoon I blurted out YOU BITCH in front of hundreds in the audiense.

    There were whispers, gasps, and screams in the audience and then a awkward silence. icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif


    HUAHUAH - you never know what is going to happen in live theater icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    luadun saidThis was one of my most embarrassing moments:

    It was 1989 in a small city in Saudi Arabia. I was riding on a bus, minding my own business and headed to the souk (market). This young Caucasian kid about 5 years old walks up to me and stares me down. Then he points and says in a loud voice, "WHY DO YOU HAVE SUCH BIG LIPS???". As everybody turned towards me I looked away, shook my head and groaned. I was stunned speechless! icon_rolleyes.gif
    I've had that experience also. A five [?] year old child travelling with a German couple in the airport points at me saying "neger, neger". [That's the German version of the word]. After I politely asked the parents in German if they taught this to their son a profuse apology followed.
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    Feb 25, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    I'm always having embarrassing moments, but I suppose my most public was during a school orchestra Christmas performance.

    I was in the boys' prep school marching band. I had wanted so much to be a part, but all I could play was the piano. The Bandmaster, Mr, Martel (I still remember his name, 50 years later), said to me Great! We don't have a glockenspiel player, and the bars are laid out just like piano keys.

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    Except, he told me, we don't have any sheet music for you, you'll just have to improvise. Which I did, and he declared me a great musician. Which I wasn't, of course, I didn't know what the fuck I was doing, just banging out randomly, and buried in the drum percussion section, where I couldn't hear what the Hell we were playing as we marched.

    Well our big Christmas concert arrived, when the marching band became an orchestra, up on stage for the whole school. And my glockenspiel was put horizontally on a stand, like a xylophone. And moments before the performance the Bandmaster handed me a different pair of concert mallets, not the ones I used when we played for football games.

    Now comes Silent Night. And I'm supposed to hit a solo note as Mr. Martel throws this dramatic pointing cue at me with his arm, like God:

    "Silent Night" [Ding]
    "Holy Night" [Ding]

    Except what he got was:

    "Silent night" [klunk]
    "Holy night" [klunk]

    I had never used these mallets before, and they needed a practiced snap to keep them from stiffling the sound. I had never rehearsed with them, and the sound that came out made the whole school laugh. And Mr. Martel was livid.

    So I was humiliated, and I quit the band right afterwards. I was never more embarrassed.
  • HollywoodHist...

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    Feb 25, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    I just remembered...

    The summer before my freshman year of High School I moved to a new town, this scrawny little kid and I didn't know anyone. I met this girl and in our conversation I mentioned that I would be going to Canyon High and would be in the choir. She had just graduated and asked me to say hello to her friend Lakisha who was also in the choir. She said "She is the only black girl in the class, you'll know who she is." I said sure, why not.

    First day of school I go in the choir room and there she is, the only the black girl in the class. I go up to her and say "Hey, are you Lakisha? Jenny asked me to say hi."

    She glares up at me and says "No, I am NOT Lakisha and it's a proven fact that black people don't all look alike!!"

    I was MORTIFIED icon_eek.gif

    She had a good laugh and we became great friends after that. I also dated Lakisha later that year, she was beautiful!
  • mizu5

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    Feb 26, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    I was competing trampoline at worlds, and forgot myroutine. I paused. Broke into laughter
    rolled arund then finsished.


    It was super awkward. no one made a nosie, for like 10 minutes. and it wa son tv.
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    Feb 26, 2012 8:59 AM GMT
    my grams took me clothes shopping. then we went 2 the grocery store. she asked me, "how big r u?" i was like, "grams, u just bought me clothes...u know how big i am." she ptd @ my crotch, said the girls would be after me soon, and bought me condoms.

    totally wanted 2 disappear. the women in my fam...geeez
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    Feb 26, 2012 9:18 AM GMT
    notadumbjock saidmy grams took me clothes shopping. then we went 2 the grocery store. she asked me, "how big r u?" i was like, "grams u just bought me clothes...u know how big i am." she ptd @ my crotch, said the girls would be after me soon, and bought me condoms.

    totally wanted 2 disappear. the women in my fam...geeez


    OMG!!!! icon_eek.gificon_redface.gif I would have DIED!
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    Feb 26, 2012 9:21 AM GMT
    I was still in high school and we were in my school's auditorium. There was this ledge I wanted to jump over, but when I did, I somehow didn't jump high enough and my shin smashed against the edge. The auditorium was packed, but I held my pokerface and left silently, while I was dying inside. It hurt so much. There wasn't much laughter, but more the 'OMG are you hurt?' etc.