This was one of my favorites...I was the light board operator for Nunsense II at the community theatre near my house. One night, the spotlight guy noticed a foul smell, and a little bit of smoke coming from the light. He couldn't figure out what it was but the light was still working, so he let it slide. A few minutes later, the director (who was sitting in the booth with me) and I heard a thumping from above out heads (the spotlight is above the booth). Sure enough, it was a our spotlight techie, who sent down a note, saying "I need a new one of these gray thingies!!!". Don, the director (also master electrician) immediately realized what was needed. The bad thing was, we didn't have any replacement "gray thingies". Somehow, we rigged the light so that an extention cord, running through the glass panels in front of the booth, could be plugged into an outlet strip every time the spot was needed. Sparks were flying, and I disticntly remember the director say, "Every time we need the spotlight, I'll plug this in. Pray the sparks don't catch this place on fire." Ahhhhhhh. Good times in the booth!