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10th Jan '17 12:30:15 PM LadyJafaria
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* The ''Frozen'' example is given a ShoutOut in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. Here, the guy's ''actually'' called Duke Weaselton (because he's a WickedWeasel with SpeciesSurname)...and Nick calls him Wesselton.
29th Dec '16 9:36:52 AM Doug86
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* Early in ''WatershipDown'', there's a memorable scene where the Threarah accidentally refers to Hazel as "Walnut."

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* Early in ''WatershipDown'', ''Literature/WatershipDown'', there's a memorable scene where the Threarah accidentally refers to Hazel as "Walnut."
28th Dec '16 5:53:26 PM Blazer
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** One episode had Donald gain control of the titular House while Mickey's away. He attempts to change the name to "House of Duck", but they keep naming of "House of [word rhyming with "Duck"]" before it ends at "House of Pancakes", which illicits a FacePalm from Donald.
26th Dec '16 1:36:53 PM nombretomado
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** In the first series, [[BrianBlessed King Richard IV]] can never manage to remember his son Edmund's name. When he finally gets it right in the finale...

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** In the first series, [[BrianBlessed [[Creator/BrianBlessed King Richard IV]] can never manage to remember his son Edmund's name. When he finally gets it right in the finale...
13th Dec '16 10:27:30 AM gb00393
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* Hot Pie from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems seems to think Arya is a Stark of "Winterhell."
5th Dec '16 6:16:41 AM Andyroid
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* When Strong Bad isn't doing MaliciousMisnaming in ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', he's doing this. In "long pants", he misreads "Clancy" as "Clanky", and in "geddup noise" he reads "marc baroni AZ" as "Macaroni from A to Z".
** Homsar, being the king CloudCuckooLander he is, has a habit of calling people by anything but their real name, preferring to use something that rhymes with it or just doesn't make sense at all.

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* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner:
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When Strong Bad isn't doing MaliciousMisnaming in ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'', he's doing this. In "long pants", he misreads "Clancy" as "Clanky", and in "geddup noise" he reads "marc baroni AZ" as "Macaroni from A to Z".
** Homsar, being the king CloudCuckooLander he is, has a habit of calling people by anything but their real name, preferring to use something that rhymes with it (calling Bubs "Tubs") or just doesn't make sense at all.all (calling Strong Bad "Reggie").



-->'''Senor Cardcage:''' I'm very sorry, ma'am, but could you help an old denominator, like me, gather his spectacles?
-->'''Strong Mad:''' NOOOOO!

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-->'''Senor Cardcage:''' I'm very sorry, ma'am, but could --->'''Strong Bad:''' So, uh, you're really cool.\\
'''Senor Cardgage:''' Thank you, ma'am. Would
you help an old denominator, like me, gather his spectacles?
-->'''Strong Mad:''' NOOOOO!
care for a slice of gum?\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Yeah, totally, I'd be way into a slice of gum. (''to himself'') Man, so cool! (''out loud'') Uh, say something else.\\
'''Senor Cardgage:''' I have to be going, Ethel. I've got some important lines to stand in.
4th Dec '16 8:27:15 PM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' Mr. Burns always forgets Homer's name, which comes to a head in "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 1" making Homer go berserk, and making him a suspect while everybody else is a suspect for reasons related to the oil well Burns stole from Springfield Elementary School. In the middle of the episode, he actually calls him "Lenny," "Carl," and "Guillermo," and when he tries again that moment, he can't think of anything else to call him although his nametag says, "Homer."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Mr. Burns always forgets Homer's name, which comes to a head in "Who Shot Mr. Burns, Part 1" making Homer go berserk, and making him a suspect while everybody else is a suspect for reasons related to the oil well Burns stole from Springfield Elementary School. In the middle of the episode, he actually calls him "Lenny," "Carl," and "Guillermo," and when he tries again that moment, he can't think of anything else to call him although his nametag says, "Homer.""
** In "Lisa Gets an A", [[CloudCuckoolander Ralph Wiggum]] greets Superintendent Chalmers as "Super Nintendo Chalmers".
4th Dec '16 5:10:47 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "The Meteor", Sonic and Eggman [[FreakyFridayFlip switch bodies]] after simultaneously coming into contact with the titular meteor. Eggman-in-Sonic's-body has a hard time getting Knuckles' name right, calling him things like "Nuggets", "Nibbles", and "Noodles".
29th Nov '16 8:06:18 AM Eievie
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'''Dean:''' Well, I've heard him call me 'Dave' or 'Don' a few times, but I don't think they're nicknames...

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'''Dean:''' Well, I've heard him call me 'Dave' "Dave" or 'Don' "Don" a few times, but I don't think they're nicknames...nicknames…



Alice is TheDitz, TheFool, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}... the point is, she's an idiot. And since she's an idiot, she can't remember Bob's name, even though she's known him for ages. She can try, but it's unlikely that she'll ever hit upon the right name - [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious unless things have just gotten real.]] Maybe she ''likes'' him and just has an odd way of showing it. She may be a ''normal'' person, but even normal people get mixed up with names sometimes. The outcome is the same - she can't pin the name down. This may be a RunningGag.

Better yet, maybe Bob is an [[LawOfAlienNames alien]], SuperHero, or an otherworldly creature in general, with a strange and/or [[OverlyLongName long]] name - how ''could'' she know it?

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Alice is TheDitz, TheFool, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}... {{Cloudcuckoolander}}… the point is, she's an idiot. And since she's an idiot, she can't remember Bob's name, even though she's known him for ages. She can try, but it's unlikely that she'll ever hit upon the right name - [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious name--[[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious unless things have just gotten real.]] real]]. Maybe she ''likes'' him and just has an odd way of showing it. She may be a ''normal'' person, but even normal people get mixed up with names sometimes. The outcome is the same - she same--she can't pin the name down. This may be a RunningGag.

Better yet, maybe Bob is an [[LawOfAlienNames alien]], SuperHero, or an otherworldly creature in general, with a strange and/or [[OverlyLongName long]] name - how name--how ''could'' she know it?
21st Nov '16 8:38:49 AM MrDeath
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* Olympian Jesse Owens is one such case -- his actual name is "James Cleveland," and as a youth he went by "J.C." A coach of his misheard it as "Jesse," and Owens never had the heart to correct him and the name stuck.
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