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Your life's no blast when you can't get cast 'cause... THE BATTERY'S DOWN!
The Battery's Down is a Web series about an actor trying to get a job on Broadway. It's Better Than It Sounds. Jake Wilson plays the main character Jake Wilson. The show features several guest stars from broadway.
This work features examples of
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "This is Your Life" hints that Jake does this while watching the Tonys
- Also, Dr. Essajay suggests masturbation to help Jake get over his nightmares about Sutton Foster.
- Ambiguously Gay: Jake
- lampshaded several times
- Author Avatar: Jake
- Author Filibuster: An Andrew's Blog episode on Gay Marriage during the final episode
- Bad Bad Acting: Molly at Jake's Roller Coaster Highway audition.
- Also Jake in-universe. His improv is god awful
- Bad Girl Song: Takin' off
- Catch Phrase: You should be in that
- Clip Show: "Intermission"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Molly Black
- Comically Missing the Point: Molly Black does this a lot.
- The Danza: Jake Wilson.
- The Ditz: Nuance is the LA Stoner version of this.
- Dr. Feelgood: Dr. Essajay.
- She gave Nuance pot.
- For the Evulz: Why Pepe is trying to wreck Broadway
- Fun with Acronyms: Men for Ethical Animal Treatment. Led by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Way too many to count
- "I Am" Song: "This is your life"
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Molly's brother is Irish. Need I say more?
- It's All About Me: Bat'ya actually sings a song called "All about me"
- With a chorus that every broadway obsessed teenager would know.
- Product Placement: "Roller Coaster Highway" seems like an ad for 7-up at times.
- Running Gag: Every time Pepe drinks vodka, he will end up coughing.
- Sassy Black Woman: Lala
- Shout-Out: The whole series
- Show Within a Show: "Roller Coaster Highway"
- The Stoner: Nuance
- Triumphant Reprise: of "This is your life" after Jake books his first Broadway show
- This Is All The Tropes Bitch: During "Keep It Campy"
"This song is a lesson and a threat you bitch!"
- Villain Song: "Down! Down! Down!"