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30th Jan '16 3:55:12 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Ronnie Corbett and Moira Stuart as cokeheads,
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** Ronnie Corbett and Moira Stuart as cokeheads,cokeheads.

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** Ronnie Corbett Warwick Davis being extremely bitter and Moira Stuart as cokeheads,angry about his dwarfism.
13th Jan '16 4:52:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably, Diddy's (or P. Diddy or Sean Combs) appearance in ''GetHimToTheGreek'' could be this. He plays the crazy record executive Sergio Roma with multiple kids and issues with his baby mamas. In real life, he is a producer and does have multiple kids by multiple women. ** Even more so Aldous Snow seems to be Russell Brand with a different name and profession. Even Snow's parents seem to be based on Brands own if his autobiography is any indication. Though this seems to border on AsHimself
12th Jan '16 7:00:43 AM Doug86
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* Don Adams after ''Series/GetSmart'' was typecast to the point where Maxwell Smart was the only character he could play (see ''The Nude Bomb''). He did do voice work for ''{{Tennessee Tuxedo|AndHisTales}}'' but that was just his Maxwell Smart voice. ** And in ''InspectorGadget'', where he offers a glimpse of what Robocop might have been if he'd been rebuilt out of Maxwell Smart instead of Alex Murphy.
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* Don Adams after ''Series/GetSmart'' was typecast to the point where Maxwell Smart was the only character he could play (see ''The Nude Bomb''). He did do voice work for ''{{Tennessee ''WesternAnimation/{{Tennessee Tuxedo|AndHisTales}}'' but that was just his Maxwell Smart voice. ** And in ''InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', where he offers a glimpse of what Robocop might have been if he'd been rebuilt out of Maxwell Smart instead of Alex Murphy.
30th Dec '15 12:48:45 PM Doug86
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', West acts like a mix between a ConspiracyTheorist and exaggerated versions of his portrayal of Series/{{Batman}} and John Walsh from ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. The story was written by [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Butch Hartman]] and Creator/SethMacFarlane, not like he ever worked with them again.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', West acts like a mix between a ConspiracyTheorist and exaggerated versions of his portrayal of Series/{{Batman}} ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and John Walsh from ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. The story was written by [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Butch Hartman]] and Creator/SethMacFarlane, not like he ever worked with them again.

** In another episode, StanLee plays a slightly crazy version of himself who will not leave Comic Book Guy's shop, breaks a toy Batmobile in an attempt to make a The Thing figurine fit inside it, thinks he "made it better" and believes he can turn into the Hulk.
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** In another episode, StanLee Creator/StanLee plays a slightly crazy version of himself who will not leave Comic Book Guy's shop, breaks a toy Batmobile in an attempt to make a The Thing figurine fit inside it, thinks he "made it better" and believes he can turn into the Hulk.

* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' does this ''a lot'', as a surprising number of the celebrity parodies feature the actual celebrity. Special mention has to go to the fourth season premiere, which starts with co-creators Matthew Senreich and Creator/SethGreen (himself someone that can't stand the thought of only having a major role in a hit TV show paying hundreds of thousands) looking for jobs from a Creator/JossWhedon as an overly dramatic [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] nut-job who thinks he has the right to kill them, a Ron Moore who writes ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' by throwing darts to decide who's a Cylon (and decides to kill Seth Green because he thinks he could be one) and SethMacFarlane as a guy with the reality-warping power to [[CutawayGag rewrite history to include any random past event he offhandedly mentions]], which he does constantly. ''All of them'' were voiced by the actual people. ** Some other memorable examples have been Creator/RachaelLeighCook in a parody of her "This is your brain on drugs" [[PublicServiceAnnouncement [=PSA=]]] where she goes completely bonkers and starts running around destroying things with the frying pan until finally leaping off building to her death; Joey Fatone playing himself as '''Film/TheKarateKid'' to revenge the deaths of his fellow Music/{{NSYNC}} bandmates (and also poke fun at his weight problem -- the sketch is called "Enter the Fat One"); Corey Haim and Corey Feldman as failed-child-actor would-be superheroes; TilaTequila in her MTV reality show, revealed to be a Franchise/{{Terminator}}-esque cyborg programmed with the sole goal of being a pop celebrity; StanLee and Pamela Anderson as the co-hosts of a comic book gossip show, with Stan making increasingly un-subtle innuendos until finally leaping out a window to prevent anyone from finding out his secret identity.
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' does this ''a lot'', as a surprising number of the celebrity parodies feature the actual celebrity. Special mention has to go to the fourth season premiere, which starts with co-creators Matthew Senreich and Creator/SethGreen (himself someone that can't stand the thought of only having a major role in a hit TV show paying hundreds of thousands) looking for jobs from a Creator/JossWhedon as an overly dramatic [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] nut-job who thinks he has the right to kill them, a Ron Moore who writes ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' by throwing darts to decide who's a Cylon (and decides to kill Seth Green because he thinks he could be one) and SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane as a guy with the reality-warping power to [[CutawayGag rewrite history to include any random past event he offhandedly mentions]], which he does constantly. ''All of them'' were voiced by the actual people. ** Some other memorable examples have been Creator/RachaelLeighCook in a parody of her "This is your brain on drugs" [[PublicServiceAnnouncement [=PSA=]]] where she goes completely bonkers and starts running around destroying things with the frying pan until finally leaping off building to her death; Joey Fatone playing himself as '''Film/TheKarateKid'' to revenge the deaths of his fellow Music/{{NSYNC}} bandmates (and also poke fun at his weight problem -- the sketch is called "Enter the Fat One"); Corey Haim and Corey Feldman as failed-child-actor would-be superheroes; TilaTequila Music/TilaTequila in her MTV reality show, revealed to be a Franchise/{{Terminator}}-esque cyborg programmed with the sole goal of being a pop celebrity; StanLee Creator/StanLee and Pamela Anderson as the co-hosts of a comic book gossip show, with Stan making increasingly un-subtle innuendos until finally leaping out a window to prevent anyone from finding out his secret identity.

** A case of missed AdamWesting occurred when they did a sketch where the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation attempted to make Wesley Crusher more likable by introducing a banjo-playing Great Gazoo-esque creature named Snergle, only for fans to want them to kill Crusher and keep Snergle. Wil Wheton later said he'd been happy to voice Wesley if they'd asked. * AlGore, ever since he made ''AnInconvenientTruth'', has appeared a few times in cameos on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' as an over-the-top parody of either a environmentalist super-hero ([[Series/ThirtyRock "A whale is in trouble!"]]) or as a super-egotist who claims credit for everything (as he was mocked for after his [[BeamMeUpScotty 'invented the internet']] comment was misconstrued).
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** A case of missed AdamWesting occurred when they did a sketch where the writers of Star ''Star Trek: The Next Generation Generation'' attempted to make Wesley Crusher more likable by introducing a banjo-playing Great Gazoo-esque creature named Snergle, only for fans to want them to kill Crusher and keep Snergle. Wil Wheton later said he'd been happy to voice Wesley if they'd asked. * AlGore, UsefulNotes/AlGore, ever since he made ''AnInconvenientTruth'', ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth'', has appeared a few times in cameos on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' as an over-the-top parody of either a environmentalist super-hero ([[Series/ThirtyRock "A whale is in trouble!"]]) or as a super-egotist who claims credit for everything (as he was mocked for after his [[BeamMeUpScotty 'invented the internet']] comment was misconstrued).

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', KevinConroy, the voice of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, does an absolutely hilarious parody of his performance as the caped crusader, in the form of Captain Sunshine, complete with ''massive'' HoYay directed towards his deceased sidekick, Wonderboy. While directing his performance, the creators were adamant that Conroy not "be afraid to be Batman."
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', KevinConroy, Creator/KevinConroy, the voice of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, does an absolutely hilarious parody of his performance as the caped crusader, in the form of Captain Sunshine, complete with ''massive'' HoYay directed towards his deceased sidekick, Wonderboy. While directing his performance, the creators were adamant that Conroy not "be afraid to be Batman."

* JerryLewis occasionally does this. What makes him stand out is that he's played this for ''tragedy'' rather than comedy, using an exaggerated version of himself rather than the wacky characters from his earlier comedy films. In his appearance on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' he played Detective JustForFun/JohnMunch's mentally disturbed uncle Andrew, drawing on his experience with ''his own mental decline'' to give what is widely regarded as one of [[TearJerker the most moving performances in the franchise's history]].
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* JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis occasionally does this. What makes him stand out is that he's played this for ''tragedy'' rather than comedy, using an exaggerated version of himself rather than the wacky characters from his earlier comedy films. In his appearance on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' he played Detective JustForFun/JohnMunch's mentally disturbed uncle Andrew, drawing on his experience with ''his own mental decline'' to give what is widely regarded as one of [[TearJerker the most moving performances in the franchise's history]].

* Ichiro Mizuki of JAMProject, in works he appears, is known for being a LargeHam and reveling in it. * [[TheTonightShow Jay Leno]] is quite fond of making movie cameos and having a laugh at his own expense and his oversized chin. He even appeared on ''Series/BattleBots'' with a robot with his a picture of his face called Chin Killa.
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* Ichiro Mizuki of JAMProject, Music/JAMProject, in works he appears, is known for being a LargeHam and reveling in it. * [[TheTonightShow [[Series/TheTonightShow Jay Leno]] is quite fond of making movie cameos and having a laugh at his own expense and his oversized chin. He even appeared on ''Series/BattleBots'' with a robot with his a picture of his face called Chin Killa.
29th Dec '15 9:20:12 PM Willbyr
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* Seiyuu YukoGoto in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' playing as hyper masculine biker gang member called 'Gothouther-sama', named after her favorite character in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', making fun of how she is always cast as a NiceGirl, while in reality, she's a hardcore biker.
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* Seiyuu YukoGoto in ''Anime/LuckyStar'' playing as hyper masculine biker gang member called 'Gothouther-sama', named after her favorite character in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', making fun of how she is always cast as a NiceGirl, while in reality, she's a hardcore biker.
26th Dec '15 6:49:24 PM TheCuza
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** Arnold Adam Wests again in the commercial for the smartphone game ''Mobile Strike'', where he plays a military commander who advises sending "a dozen [[Film/{{Predator}} choppas]] when one choppa will do".
25th Dec '15 3:14:17 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{UltimateSpiderMan}}'', StanLee plays a school janitor who is prone to delusions of grandeur and frequently talks to himself when nobody else is around. The students seem to think he is insane.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{UltimateSpiderMan}}'', StanLee ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', Creator/StanLee plays a school janitor who is prone to delusions of grandeur and frequently talks to himself when nobody else is around. The students seem to think he is insane.
22nd Dec '15 8:57:22 AM twilicorn
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* An older example: PeterLorre plays his creepy self as "Peter Lorre the Destroyer" in a watch band commercial (seen at 5:43 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpQfqg22mg)where he says "I get tremendous satisfaction from destroying things -- doesn't everybody?" Then he tries to destroy the watch band but it's too flexible, and he sadly concludes "but I can't destrooooy eeet!"
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* An older example: PeterLorre Creator/PeterLorre plays his creepy self as "Peter Lorre the Destroyer" in a watch band commercial (seen at 5:43 here: http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpQfqg22mg)where com/watch?v=vKpQfqg22mg here]]) where he says "I get tremendous satisfaction from destroying things -- doesn't everybody?" Then he tries to destroy the watch band but it's too flexible, and he sadly concludes "but I can't destrooooy eeet!"
21st Dec '15 2:13:09 AM Adept
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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Creator/BrendanFraser plays D.J. Drake, a security guard and former stuntman. When Daffy doesn't believe the latter, he claims he was in the ''[[TheMummyTrilogy Mummy]]'' movies "more than that guy Brendan Fraser was." At the end of the movie, he meets the "real" Brendan Fraser (obviously also played by Fraser), who acts like a total {{Jerkass}} to D.J. prompting him to punch Brendan in the face.
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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Creator/BrendanFraser plays D.J. Drake, a security guard and former stuntman. When Daffy doesn't believe the latter, he claims he was in the ''[[TheMummyTrilogy ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy]]'' movies "more than that guy Brendan Fraser was." At the end of the movie, he meets the "real" Brendan Fraser (obviously also played by Fraser), who acts like a total {{Jerkass}} to D.J. prompting him to punch Brendan in the face.

* Creator/ClintHoward already had indulged in this with his B-movie career (to the point that an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award was given to him on the 1998 MTV Movie Awards). But he parodied his role as a flight controller in [[Creator/RonHoward his brother's]] ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' by appearing on both the ''AustinPowers'' series and the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' as part of MissionControl.
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* Creator/ClintHoward already had indulged in this with his B-movie career (to the point that an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award was given to him on the 1998 MTV Movie Awards). But he parodied his role as a flight controller in [[Creator/RonHoward his brother's]] ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' by appearing on both the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' series and the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' as part of MissionControl.
18th Dec '15 7:13:03 PM Schroeder1174
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* This 2015 web video starring Macaulay Culkin shows an all-grown-up [[HomeAlone Kevin McAllister]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7-wAy_8ss getting even with one of the home invaders from 1990]].
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