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1st Feb '17 7:38:59 AM meanmetalmario
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'', West voices Captain Super Captain, who is an iconic superhero in his dimension.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'', West voices Captain Super Captain, who is an iconic superhero in his dimension.dimension; as well as Captain's arch-nemesis and twin brother, Professor Evil Professor.
1st Feb '17 7:29:34 AM TheCuza
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* A tourism ad for California featured a bunch of different people FinishingEachOthersSentences. It ends with someone saying "This may be your first visit to California, but it won't be your last...", followed by a cut to Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger himself finishing that sentence with "... [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} you'll be back]]."

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* A tourism ad for California featured a bunch of different people FinishingEachOthersSentences. It ends with someone saying "This may be your first visit to California, but it won't be your last...", followed by a cut to then-Governor Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger himself finishing that sentence with "... "...[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} you'll be back]]."



* Snickers has begun an entire ad campaign consisting of a series of celebrities doing this to represent how unpleasant a random guy is while hungry. So far Creator/BettyWhite, Abe Vigoda, Music/ArethaFranklin, Liza Minnelli, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/JoePesci and Danny Trejo have appeared.

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* Snickers has begun an entire ad campaign consisting of a series of celebrities doing this to represent how unpleasant and/or weird a random guy is person becomes while they're hungry. So far Creator/BettyWhite, Abe Vigoda, Music/ArethaFranklin, Liza Minnelli, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/JoePesci and Danny Trejo have appeared.
29th Jan '17 12:37:49 PM ironballs16
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* Creator/MargoMartindale plays a wild, TriggerHappy version of herself in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', where she is always referred to as "Character Actress Margo Martindale".

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* Creator/MargoMartindale plays a wild, TriggerHappy version of herself in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', where [[InsistentTerminology she is always referred to to]] as "Character Actress Margo Martindale".


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*** The same episode as Naomi Watts had Wallace Shawn (better known as [[Film/ThePrincessBride Vizzini]]) playing Bojack in order [[MoneyDearBoy to fund his Rothko painting habit]].
---->'''Wallace''': I have a ''disease''.


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** Season 2 has Creator/DanielRadcliffe portray himself as an insensitive, entitled brat who doesn't remember people who gave him genuine advice (namely Bojack), but remembers who did his makeup 3 years ago once on a TV appearance.
25th Jan '17 6:42:31 AM Prfnoff
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* Goes as far back as the Doris Day classic, ''It's A Great Feeling'' which featured cameos from Edward G. Robinson failing to live up to his tough guy persona to Joan Crawford slapping the two main characters just because she does it in all her movies.

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* Goes as far back as the Doris Day Creator/DorisDay classic, ''It's A Great Feeling'' which featured cameos from Edward G. Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson failing to live up to his tough guy persona to Joan Crawford Creator/JoanCrawford slapping the two main characters just because she does it in all her movies.
23rd Jan '17 12:39:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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The quintessential RealLife GeniusCripple thoroughly enjoys cameos as himself. One comes to suspect that the reason he refuses to upgrade his vocalizer is because of the sheer awesomeness of snarking in a MachineMonotone.

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The quintessential RealLife GeniusCripple thoroughly enjoys cameos as himself. One comes to suspect that the reason he refuses to upgrade his vocalizer (other than getting one with a British accent) is because of the sheer awesomeness of snarking in a MachineMonotone.
23rd Jan '17 12:37:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Semi-averted in his role in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]'' as the Emperor of Japan. Played straight in that he's basically Sulu-ing it in a set of art-deco techno robes, with the cheese-factor [[UpToEleven cranked as high as it will go]]. The aversion comes in the fact that, [[WorldOfHam compared to the other faction leaders and prominent characters]], he's downright ''sedate''.

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* Semi-averted in his role in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]'' as the Emperor of Japan. Played straight in that he's basically Sulu-ing it in a set of art-deco techno robes, with the cheese-factor [[UpToEleven cranked as high as it will go]]. The aversion comes in the fact that, [[WorldOfHam compared to the other faction leaders and prominent characters]], he's downright ''sedate''. It gets kind of meta since the Emperor also seems to be playing it up in-universe; when he learns time travel is possible (which shatters his world view) he drops it until the end of the campaign when he regains his composure.
15th Jan '17 7:51:42 PM merotoker
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Creator/AdamWest, the TropeNamer, couldn't get serious work after ''Series/{{Batman}}''. He has embraced it; almost every role he's had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy {{superhero}}, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once.

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Creator/AdamWest, the TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, couldn't get serious work after ''Series/{{Batman}}''. He has embraced it; almost every role he's had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy {{superhero}}, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once.



* He played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. His character was even named "Timothy North".
** This character was also a parody of the older Bruce Wayne from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', making it a meta-CastingGag (Will Friedle[=/=]Ron Stoppable previously played the ''new'' Batman on the show).

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* He played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. His character was even named "Timothy North".
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North". This character was also a parody of the older Bruce Wayne from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', making it a meta-CastingGag (Will Friedle[=/=]Ron (Creator/WillFriedle[=/=]Ron Stoppable previously played the ''new'' Batman on the show).



** This is probably where the "Crazy" Adam West of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''/''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' came from.

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** This is probably where the "Crazy" Adam West of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''/''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''/''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' came from.



* 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}}'' and John Walsh from ''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. The story was written by [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Butch Hartman]] and Creator/SethMacFarlane, not like he ever worked with them again.



* He did a guest spot on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', as a last-minute guest on Jay Sherman's show. He's quickly bumped off because they managed to book someone else that it turns out is dead, prompting him to lament, "Man I wish I had his agent."
** Made doubly funny in the DVD commentaries when the writers mention how Jon Lovitz pulled a WhatTheHellHero on the writers for making fun of Mr. West.

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* He did a guest spot on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', as a last-minute guest on Jay Sherman's show. He's quickly bumped off because they managed to book someone else that it turns out is dead, prompting him to lament, "Man I wish I had his agent."
**
" Made doubly funny in the DVD commentaries when the writers mention how Jon Lovitz pulled a WhatTheHellHero on the writers for making fun of Mr. West.



* Mad Magazine's parody of "Batman: The Animated Series" ends with Adam [[spoiler: rubbing out Batman and [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] as Robin, along with other characters, so he can finally get a decent job.]]

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* Mad Magazine's parody of "Batman: The Animated Series" ends with Adam [[spoiler: rubbing out Batman and [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] as Robin, along with other characters, so he can finally get a decent job.]]job]].



* He and Burt Ward appeared in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' in "Leela and the Genestalk" as their own heads in jars (but genetically engineered so West has a bat's wings and body, and Ward has a robot body similar to Robin's GoldenAge costume). They pop out as Fry and Bender are [[InvertedTrope climbing the wall]].

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* He and Burt Ward appeared in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' in "Leela and the Genestalk" as their own heads in jars (but genetically engineered so West has a bat's wings and body, and Ward has a robot body similar to Robin's GoldenAge [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] costume). They pop out as Fry and Bender are [[InvertedTrope climbing the wall]].



* ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham]]'' has a hidden Adam West in peril in every level, voiced by the man himself.

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* ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame ''[[VideoGame/LegoBatman LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham]]'' has a hidden Adam West in peril in every level, voiced by the man himself.



* There is no other way to describe Shatner's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHg2z9ZgdEc stint]] as Guest Host of ''WWERaw''.

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* There is no other way to describe Shatner's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHg2z9ZgdEc stint]] as Guest Host of ''WWERaw''.''Wrestling/WWERaw''.



* The late LeonardNimoy has done a fair amount of Adam Westing (see Western Animation below).

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* The late LeonardNimoy has done Creator/LeonardNimoy did a fair amount of Adam Westing (see Western Animation below).



** One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where he claimed he had an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ over 200]] and a bunch of [[SuperWheelchair gadgets built into his wheelchair]], including an extendible boxing glove, an automatic toothbrush and a ''helicopter propeller''. (Homer mistook him for Larry Flynt, founder of ''Hustler'' magazine.)

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** One In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where "They Saved Lisa's Brain", he claimed he had an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ over 200]] and appeared with a bunch of [[SuperWheelchair gadgets built into his wheelchair]], including an extendible boxing glove, an automatic toothbrush and a ''helicopter propeller''. (Homer mistook him for Larry Flynt, founder of ''Hustler'' magazine.)



* Hawking also appeared as himself on an episode of 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where he looked at one of Sheldon's papers and declared it to be completely inaccurate.

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* Hawking also appeared as himself on an episode of 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where he looked at one of Sheldon's papers and declared it to be completely inaccurate.



* He also shows up at the end of the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] "Boom de Yada" ad for the Creator/DiscoveryChannel

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* He also shows up at the end of the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] "Boom de Yada" ad for the Creator/DiscoveryChannelCreator/DiscoveryChannel.



* Creator/DavidHasselhoff in the ''VideoGame/RedAlert3'' commercial as an egotistical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWiCo3XHl6Q informercial star. With a yacht]].
** The Hoff made an amazing appearance in a [[http://youtu.be/9lZWcRvvaK8 Pipex television advertisement]] in the UK, lampooning his internet fame. Has to be seen to be believed.

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* Creator/DavidHasselhoff in the ''VideoGame/RedAlert3'' commercial as an egotistical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWiCo3XHl6Q informercial infomercial star. With a yacht]].
** The Hoff made an amazing appearance in a [[http://youtu.be/9lZWcRvvaK8 Pipex television advertisement]] in the UK, lampooning his internet Internet fame. Has to be seen to be believed.



** Another Virgin campaign involving Creator/{{David Tennant}} actually lead to the BBC lodging a complaint due to the campaign apparently suggesting the BBC, who have strict policies regarding adverts, endorsed the service. The advert in question involved Tennant using Virgin's TiVO service to record episodes of Series/{{Doctor Who}}, saying how the service is useful for watching sci-fi, while Richard Branson disappears in a clear {{Captain Ersatz}} version of the TARDIS.

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** Another Virgin campaign involving Creator/{{David Tennant}} Creator/DavidTennant actually lead led to the BBC lodging a complaint due to the campaign apparently suggesting the BBC, who have strict policies regarding adverts, endorsed the service. The advert in question involved Tennant using Virgin's TiVO service to record episodes of Series/{{Doctor Who}}, saying how the service is useful for watching sci-fi, while Richard Branson disappears in a clear {{Captain Ersatz}} CaptainErsatz version of the TARDIS.



* MichaelBolton has recently embraced his reputation as a LargeHam balladeer, starting with his appearance with Music/TheLonelyIsland for their "Jack Sparrow" video, and continuing into doing commercials for Honda.
* Gary Busey recently did an ad for Amazon playing the fact that people think he's insane.

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* MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton has recently embraced his reputation as a LargeHam balladeer, starting with his appearance with Music/TheLonelyIsland for their "Jack Sparrow" video, and continuing into doing commercials for Honda.
* Gary Busey recently did an ad for Amazon playing the fact that people think he's insane.



* A recent Intel commercial features Jim Parsons essentially acting as [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]] shilling computers.

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* A recent One Intel commercial features Jim Parsons Creator/JimParsons essentially acting as [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]] shilling computers.
computers.



** This was also [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended]] with Shrek himself. He was to be played by Chris Farley (a classic Farleyesque role) before his death.

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** This was also [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended]] with Shrek himself. He was to be played by Chris Farley Creator/ChrisFarley (a classic Farleyesque role) before his death.



* Creator/DavidHasselhoff as a jaded, womanizing {{jerkass}} version of himself. One of his lines involves him saying [[Series/{{Baywatch}} that he's never been a lifeguard]] in the ''Film/Piranha3D''
* Creator/RichardDreyfuss In ''Film/Piranha3D'' as a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten in a character that resembles his classic character Hooper from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''

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* Creator/DavidHasselhoff as Creator/DavidHasselhoff. "The Hoff" is on his way to reaching Shatnerian levels of Adam Westing.
** As
a jaded, womanizing {{jerkass}} version of himself. One of his lines involves him saying [[Series/{{Baywatch}} that he's never been a lifeguard]] in ''Film/Piranha3D''.
** A super-swimming [[Series/{{Baywatch}} lifeguard]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''.
** Witness his cameo in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' as
the ''Film/Piranha3D''
coach of the {{German|sLoveDavidHasselhoff}} dodgeball team, screaming that the team's loss shames Germany, their families, and David Hasselhoff!
** In the family comedy ''Film/{{Hop}}'' as himself, host and judge of the talent competition "Hoff Knows Talent" - riffing on his recent exit from ''Series/AmericasGotTalent''.
* Creator/RichardDreyfuss In in ''Film/Piranha3D'' as a local fisherman who is the first to get eaten in a character that resembles his classic character Hooper from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''



* Elements of Adam Westing are incorporated into the film ''Film/TropicThunder'': Robert Downey, Jr.'s character, an award-winning Australian actor, was revised after he was cast to include attributes of the real-life actor, including his propensity for staying in character for extended periods of time and a turbulent relationship with the press.
** In the same movie, TomCruise plays a [[PrimaDonnaDirector Prima Donna Producer]] that seems to be inspired by some of the star's [[NeverLiveItDown more embarrassing public appearances]].
* Creator/DavidHasselhoff as a super-swimming [[Series/{{Baywatch}} lifeguard]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''. "The Hoff" is on his way to reaching Shatnerian levels of Adam Westing. Witness his cameo in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' as the coach of the {{German|sLoveDavidHasselhoff}} dodgeball team, screaming that the team's loss shames Germany, their families, and David Hasselhoff!
** And later in ''Hop'' where he plays himself as a reality TV talent show judge.

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* Elements of Adam Westing are incorporated into the film ''Film/TropicThunder'': Robert Downey, Jr.'s Creator/RobertDowneyJr's character, an award-winning Australian actor, was revised after he was cast to include attributes of the real-life actor, including his propensity for staying in character for extended periods of time and a turbulent relationship with the press.
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press. In the same movie, TomCruise Creator/TomCruise plays a [[PrimaDonnaDirector Prima Donna Producer]] that seems to be inspired by some of the star's [[NeverLiveItDown more embarrassing public appearances]].
* Creator/DavidHasselhoff as a super-swimming [[Series/{{Baywatch}} lifeguard]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''. "The Hoff" is on his way to reaching Shatnerian levels of Adam Westing. Witness his cameo in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' as the coach of the {{German|sLoveDavidHasselhoff}} dodgeball team, screaming that the team's loss shames Germany, their families, and David Hasselhoff!
** And later in ''Hop'' where he plays himself as a reality TV talent show judge.
appearances]].



* Creator/JuliaRoberts's character Tess Ocean [[CelebrityParadox pretending to be Julia Roberts]] in ''[[OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]''.
** Julia Roberts also plays a fictionalised version of herself in Film/NottingHill.
* Ethel Merman's {{cameo}} in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' as a shell-shocked lieutenant who believes he's Ethel Merman.

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* Creator/JuliaRoberts's character Tess Ocean [[CelebrityParadox pretending to be Julia Roberts]] in ''[[OceansEleven ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Twelve]]''.
** Julia Roberts
Twelve]]''. She also plays a fictionalised version of herself in Film/NottingHill.
''Film/NottingHill''.
* Ethel Merman's Creator/EthelMerman's {{cameo}} in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' as a shell-shocked lieutenant who believes he's Ethel Merman.



* Creator/ParisHilton in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. She plays an airheaded heiress who prostitutes herself for drugs, to numb herself during the plastic surgery she's addicted to, because she wants to be a singer but keeps getting booed off the stage. Although the part wasn't originally written for her, she ''insisted'' on getting it and played it with great enthusiasm. In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', she plays a pagan god who has assumed the likeness of Paris Hilton. And when the John McCain campaign used her image in a campaign commercial, she played herself in a series of mock campaign commercials for Funny or Die, briefly causing the phrase "The Paris Hilton Energy Plan" to be spoken, with a straight face, by political pundits.
* Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, after years of getting typecast as a hero in straight-to-DVD action movies, had ''Film/{{JCVD}}'', in which he plays himself reacting to a bank robbery mostly with fear and begging.
** By 2011, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Claude_Van_Damme:_Behind_Closed_Doors he seems to have embraced the trope.]]

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* Creator/ParisHilton in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. She plays an airheaded heiress who prostitutes herself for drugs, to numb herself during the plastic surgery she's addicted to, because she wants to be a singer but keeps getting booed off the stage. Although the part wasn't originally written for her, she ''insisted'' on getting it and played it with great enthusiasm. In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', she plays a pagan god who has assumed the likeness of Paris Hilton. And when the John McCain [=McCain=] campaign used her image in a campaign commercial, she played herself in a series of mock campaign commercials for Funny or Die, briefly causing the phrase "The Paris Hilton Energy Plan" to be spoken, with a straight face, by political pundits.
* Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, after years of getting typecast as a hero in straight-to-DVD action movies, had ''Film/{{JCVD}}'', in which he plays himself reacting to a bank robbery mostly with fear and begging.
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begging. By 2011, [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Claude_Van_Damme:_Behind_Closed_Doors org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Van_Damme:_Behind_Closed_Doors he seems to have embraced the trope.]]



* Creator/DavidHasselhoff appears in the family comedy ''Film/{{Hop}}'' as himself, host and judge of the talent competition "Hoff Knows Talent" - riffing on his recent exit from ''Series/AmericasGotTalent''.



** It's also likely poking fun at [[spoiler:his background as [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra a former Shakespearean actor who's appeared in some not-so-high art]].]]

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** It's also likely poking fun at [[spoiler:his background as [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra a former Shakespearean actor who's appeared in some not-so-high art]].]]art]]]].



** One episode has Raymond Burr reprising his role of PerryMason - a much more incompetent Mason who insists on wearing an Abraham Lincoln hat [[spoiler: and also turns out to be the real killer!]]

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** One episode has Raymond Burr reprising his role of PerryMason Franchise/PerryMason - a much more incompetent Mason who insists on wearing an Abraham Lincoln hat [[spoiler: and also turns out to be the real killer!]]



* Perhaps the best part of Series/GoOn is the appearences by Ryan's intern/temporary assistant, Terrell Owens, playing himself as a fun-loving and enthusastic version of himself, unlike his {{Jerkass}} real life persona

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* Perhaps the best part of Series/GoOn is the appearences appearances by Ryan's intern/temporary assistant, Terrell Owens, playing himself as a fun-loving and enthusastic version of himself, unlike his {{Jerkass}} real life persona



** He provided all the linking material for Creator/{{BBC}}2's "''Doctor Who'' Night" in the 90s in the same ridiculous style, using all the Doctor's creepiest mannerisms and cracking jokes about his offscreen reputation for [[DepravedKidsShowHost drunkenness, sexuality and bullying]].

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** He provided all the linking material for Creator/{{BBC}}2's [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]]'s "''Doctor Who'' Night" in the 90s in the same ridiculous style, using all the Doctor's creepiest mannerisms and cracking jokes about his offscreen reputation for [[DepravedKidsShowHost drunkenness, sexuality and bullying]].



** FrankSinatra couldn't show up to lampoon his own mob ties, on account of being dead, so instead we get Frank Sinatra Jr. playing Poker.
** When Christopher pitches his idea for ''Cleaver'' to Sir BenKingsley, the actor comes off as a total materialistic snob, completely disinterested in anything Christopher's saying. So instead, they have to settle for Daniel Baldwin.

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** FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra couldn't show up to lampoon his own mob ties, on account of being dead, so instead we get Frank Sinatra Jr. playing Poker.
** When Christopher pitches his idea for ''Cleaver'' to Sir BenKingsley, Creator/BenKingsley, the actor comes off as a total materialistic snob, completely disinterested in anything Christopher's saying. So instead, they have to settle for Daniel Baldwin.



* In a ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' sketch for Comic Relief, Tate's character of Elaine Figgis was in a relationship with Creator/DanielCraig but had no idea who he was and seemed put off by Craig's constant affections. This was definitely more along the lines of affectionate self-parody, as the character (and Craig's participation) shows him as a normal guy, in contrast to his characters in ''LayerCake'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and other films who tend to be rather icy and brutal.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode ''[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake The French Mistake]]'', Dean and Sam are transported to an AlternateUniverse where their adventures are actually a television show. A lot of the real life cast and crew members are portrayed as complete [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] and [[TooDumbToLive idiots]], with Creator/MishaCollins probably getting the worst of it.

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* In a ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' sketch for Comic Relief, Tate's character of Elaine Figgis was in a relationship with Creator/DanielCraig but had no idea who he was and seemed put off by Craig's constant affections. This was definitely more along the lines of affectionate self-parody, as the character (and Craig's participation) shows him as a normal guy, in contrast to his characters in ''LayerCake'', ''Film/LayerCake'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and other films who tend to be rather icy and brutal.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode ''[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake "[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E15TheFrenchMistake The French Mistake]]'', Mistake]]", Dean and Sam are transported to an AlternateUniverse where their adventures are actually a television show. A lot of the real life cast and crew members are portrayed as complete [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] and [[TooDumbToLive idiots]], with Creator/MishaCollins probably getting the worst of it.



** DanielRadcliffe as an immature FormerChildStar desperate to nail AnythingThatMoves.

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** DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe as an immature FormerChildStar desperate to nail AnythingThatMoves.



* Christopher Eccleston parodied ''Series/DoctorWho'' on ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', playing the title character on the ShowWithinAShow, Dr. Lazer Rage.

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* Christopher Eccleston parodied ''Series/DoctorWho'' on ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', playing the title character on the ShowWithinAShow, Dr. Lazer Rage.



** Half the regulars on ''30 Rock'' (TinaFey, Tracy Morgan, Jack [=McBrayer=], and Judah Friedlander) basically play comically exaggerated versions of themselves.

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** Half the regulars on ''30 Rock'' (TinaFey, (Creator/TinaFey, Tracy Morgan, Jack [=McBrayer=], and Judah Friedlander) basically play comically exaggerated versions of themselves.



*** He does this on TheDailyShow as well. In fact, he seems to Adam West himself everywhere except for NBC Nightly News and Rock Center.

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*** He does this on TheDailyShow Series/TheDailyShow as well. In fact, he seems to Adam West himself everywhere except for NBC Nightly News and Rock Center.



* Creator/JeffGoldblum on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', running his own style of acting into the ground.
** Goldblum also makes several short appearances on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', where his topic of conversation will always abruptly turn to promoting ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''.

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* Creator/JeffGoldblum on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', running his own style of acting into the ground.
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ground. Goldblum also makes several short appearances on ''Series/TheColbertReport'', where his topic of conversation will always abruptly turn to promoting ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''.



* In ''[[Series/TheColbertReport A Colbert Christmas]]'', country singer Music/TobyKeith appears as himself, singing an even more hyperbolic take on his post-9/11 hit "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" meant to spoof conservative pundit [[TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly's]] declaration of a "war on Christmas." He also enters and exits the holiday special ''carrying an assault rifle.''

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* In ''[[Series/TheColbertReport A Colbert Christmas]]'', country singer Music/TobyKeith appears as himself, singing an even more hyperbolic take on his post-9/11 hit "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" meant to spoof conservative pundit [[TheOReillyFactor [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly's]] declaration of a "war on Christmas." He also enters and exits the holiday special ''carrying an assault rifle.''



* Wrestling/TripleH had a role in an episode of ''Pacific Blue'' as a porn king's bodyguard. He's apparently playing himself, since not only is his character referred to as "Triple H" by the others, but he even wears a [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} DeGeneration-X]] shirt. Maybe in this universe he fell on some hard times?
* An episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' featured Lyle Waggoner and Sonny Bono as caricatures of themselves fighting over Dorothy's affections. [[spoiler:In the end, it's revealed that the whole thing was AllJustADream... and a recurring one, at that]].

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* Wrestling/TripleH had a role in an episode of ''Pacific Blue'' as a porn king's bodyguard. He's apparently playing himself, since not only is his character referred to as "Triple H" by the others, but he even wears a [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} [[Wrestling/DGenerationX DeGeneration-X]] shirt. Maybe in this universe he fell on some hard times?
* An episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' featured Lyle Waggoner and Sonny Bono as caricatures of themselves fighting over Dorothy's affections. [[spoiler:In the end, it's revealed that the whole thing was AllJustADream... and a recurring one, at that]].that.]]



* "Voiceover Man" Peter Dickson, known for his work on [[Creator/Channel4 E4]], ''TheXFactor'', ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', ''Series/FamilyFortunes'', ''ThePriceIsRight'' and many more, loves to play up his LargeHamAnnouncer role. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJTKNRSZspQ The X Husband]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP2AFRuhQyk Voiceover Man Needs a Job]] for examples.

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* "Voiceover Man" Peter Dickson, known for his work on [[Creator/Channel4 E4]], ''TheXFactor'', ''Series/TheXFactor'', ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'', ''Series/FamilyFortunes'', ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and many more, loves to play up his LargeHamAnnouncer role. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJTKNRSZspQ The X Husband]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP2AFRuhQyk Voiceover Man Needs a Job]] for examples.



* Series/HowIMetYourMother's star drawing power is pretty up there, and they enjoy this trope. They got Emmitt Smith in the second season (What's more important than football? Dance, my friend. Dance) and Regis Philbin in the fourth.

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* Series/HowIMetYourMother's ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'''s star drawing power is pretty up there, and they enjoy this trope. They got Emmitt Smith in the second season (What's more important than football? Dance, my friend. Dance) and Regis Philbin in the fourth.



** AlexTrebek made an appearance as the host of a game show called Million Dollar Heads or Tails, for which Robin auditions. He doesn't get many lines, but hires her because she's Canadian.
* KevinBacon appeared on ''Series/WillAndGrace'' as a movie star who ''needs'' to be stalked by the likes of Jack.

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** AlexTrebek Creator/AlexTrebek made an appearance as the host of a game show called Million Dollar Heads or Tails, for which Robin auditions. He doesn't get many lines, but hires her because she's Canadian.
* KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon appeared on ''Series/WillAndGrace'' as a movie star who ''needs'' to be stalked by the likes of Jack.



* Creator/ValKilmer's appearance on ''Series/LifesTooShort'', which reunites him with his ''{{Willow}}'' co-star Warwick Davis. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-rF_MDb03dA "Adam West" is even namechecked]].

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* Creator/ValKilmer's appearance on ''Series/LifesTooShort'', which reunites him with his ''{{Willow}}'' ''Film/{{Willow}}'' co-star Warwick Davis.Creator/WarwickDavis. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-rF_MDb03dA "Adam West" is even namechecked]].



* ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood'' revolves around Creator/KevinHart and numerous other celebrities playing outrageously [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] versions of themselves, with Kevin himself being seen as an annoyance and TheFriendNobodyLikes within the show. One episode even refers to him as the most hated person in America.

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* ''Series/TheRealHusbandsOfHollywood'' revolves around Creator/KevinHart and numerous other celebrities playing outrageously [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] {{flanderiz|ation}}ed versions of themselves, with Kevin himself being seen as an annoyance and TheFriendNobodyLikes within the show. One episode even refers to him as the most hated person in America.



* Creator/SeanBean does it in every episode of UK comedy "Wasted", where he appears as the spirit guide of a fat loser stoner called Morpheus, dressed as his [[Main/GameOfThrones GoT]] character Ned Stark.

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* Creator/SeanBean does it in every episode of UK comedy "Wasted", where he appears as the spirit guide of a fat loser stoner called Morpheus, dressed as his [[Main/GameOfThrones [[Series/GameOfThrones GoT]] character Ned Stark.



** In the final episode of season one [[spoiler:Sean Bean lets Morpheus cut his head off because [[Main/ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean always dies in everything.]] ]] Then he turns the internet memes up to eleven when [[spoiler: he comes back to life in a white light and says "One does not simply kill Sean Bean".]]
* Creator/AlexTrebek also appears in the final episode of Series/TheColbertReport as "the man with all the answers." He also praised Stephen in talking to him in the form of a questions

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** In the final episode of season one [[spoiler:Sean Bean lets Morpheus cut his head off because [[Main/ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean always dies in everything.]] ]] everything]]]]. Then he turns the internet memes up to eleven when [[spoiler: he comes back to life in a white light and says "One does not simply kill Sean Bean".]]
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* Creator/AlexTrebek also appears in the final episode of Series/TheColbertReport ''Series/TheColbertReport'' as "the man with all the answers." He also praised Stephen in talking to him in the form of a questions



* Music/DavidBowie's ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'' (1984), a ShortFilm / long-form video, is partially built around this via his [[Main/ActingForTwo playing two roles]]. One is {{Adorkable}} hero Vic, who is trying to maintain a CelebrityLie. The celebrity in question is Bowie's other character, Screamin' Lord Byron, a rock star with an elaborate, Literature/ArabianNights-inspired onstage look and a way with the ladies... plus a diva-ish attitude and presumably decadent offstage life -- when we first see him in the flesh, his handlers are carrying him to his dressing room because he's passed out; he's even hooked up to a portable oxygen tank. Bowie had just had a NewbieBoom thanks to 1983's ''Let's Dance'', and it's possible newbies didn't realize "Mr. Screamin'" was a spoof of his 1970s personas (Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, etc.) and excesses. As Vic chews him out at the end: "You conniving, randy, bogus-Oriental old queen! Your record sleeves are better than your songs!"

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'' (1984), a ShortFilm / long-form video, is partially built around this via his [[Main/ActingForTwo [[ActingForTwo playing two roles]]. One is {{Adorkable}} hero Vic, who is trying to maintain a CelebrityLie. The celebrity in question is Bowie's other character, Screamin' Lord Byron, a rock star with an elaborate, Literature/ArabianNights-inspired onstage look and a way with the ladies... plus a diva-ish attitude and presumably decadent offstage life -- when we first see him in the flesh, his handlers are carrying him to his dressing room because he's passed out; he's even hooked up to a portable oxygen tank. Bowie had just had a NewbieBoom thanks to 1983's ''Let's Dance'', and it's possible newbies didn't realize "Mr. Screamin'" was a spoof of his 1970s personas (Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, etc.) and excesses. As Vic chews him out at the end: "You conniving, randy, bogus-Oriental old queen! Your record sleeves are better than your songs!"



* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' gets rid of the fan favorite Zombie Voice and replaces it with a NolanNorth option instead. It's Creator/NolanNorth ''playing'' Nolan North. KeithDavid also voices himself as the Vice President. Since he also voiced Julius in the first two games, comparisons eventually get brought up.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' gets rid of the fan favorite Zombie Voice and replaces it with a NolanNorth option instead. It's Creator/NolanNorth ''playing'' Nolan North. KeithDavid Creator/KeithDavid also voices himself as the Vice President. Since he also voiced Julius in the first two games, comparisons eventually get brought up.



* In universe example is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] in the RPGs. Some local will recognize him as ''the'' ''Mario'' and he'll have to do various jumps, plumbing, or "heroics" to appease them to continue the real heroics.

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* In universe example is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] in the RPGs.{{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. Some local will recognize him as ''the'' ''Mario'' and he'll have to do various jumps, plumbing, or "heroics" to appease them to continue the real heroics.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjPzd1D9Cbc See You Again]]", a Website/YouTube video episode of ''[[MileyCyrus The Miley And Mandy Show]]'' on Website/YouTube. Certainly SelfDeprecation if not Adam Westing, at least in the beginning.

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjPzd1D9Cbc See You Again]]", a Website/YouTube video episode of ''[[MileyCyrus ''[[Music/MileyCyrus The Miley And Mandy Show]]'' on Website/YouTube. Certainly SelfDeprecation if not Adam Westing, at least in the beginning.



* Michael Rosen is well aware of Youtube Poops, and since finding out about them he often appeals to people who make them by hamming up his act for camera. The most infamous example is this one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc this one]]

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* Michael Rosen is well aware of Youtube Poops, WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s, and since finding out about them he often appeals to people who make them by hamming up his act for camera. The most infamous example is this one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc this one]]



* Creator/MaraWilson's appearances in videos from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Doug himself will play up his issues when he appears in-universe as Critic and cast himself as pathetic.
* In a recent FunnyOrDie video, Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays a version of himself who is murdered by [[Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews Huey Lewis]] for parodying his song.

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* Creator/MaraWilson's appearances in videos from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Doug Creator/{{Doug|Walker}} himself will play up his issues when he appears in-universe as Critic and cast himself as pathetic.
* In a recent FunnyOrDie video, Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays a version of himself who is murdered by [[Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews Huey Lewis]] for parodying his song.



* The ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' crew play essentially Adam Wested versions of themselves in their sub-series WebVideo/CommodoreHustle. The characters they play are themselves, if they were jerks and regularly resorted to fart humor. In FridayNights, they play versions of themselves that are not as mean as their cH versions, but are completely obsessed with MagicTheGathering.

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* The ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' crew play essentially Adam Wested versions of themselves in their sub-series WebVideo/CommodoreHustle. The characters they play are themselves, if they were jerks and regularly resorted to fart humor. In FridayNights, they play versions of themselves that are not as mean as their cH versions, but are completely obsessed with MagicTheGathering.TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering.



** Before Gaiman, Creator/AlanMoore showed up at a comic store opening, [[BerserkButton displeased]] at being asked to sign a copy of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} [[SpinoffBabies Babies]] in [[ComicBook/VForVendetta "V for Vacation"]]''.

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** Before Gaiman, Creator/AlanMoore showed up at a comic store opening, [[BerserkButton displeased]] at being asked to sign a copy of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} [[SpinoffBabies Babies]] in [[ComicBook/VForVendetta "V "ComicBook/{{V for Vacation"]]''.V|endetta}}acation"''.



** A CutawayGag Alyssa Milano appears [[MediumBlending in person]] to file a defamation suit against the show, spoofing a lawsuit she filed in real life.
** There was also had a gruesome spoof of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', with FrankWelker reprising his role of Fred.

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** A CutawayGag Alyssa Milano Creator/AlyssaMilano appears [[MediumBlending in person]] to file a defamation suit against the show, spoofing a lawsuit she filed in real life.
** There was also had a gruesome spoof of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', with FrankWelker Creator/FrankWelker reprising his role of Fred.



** 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 a building to her death; Joey Fatone playing himself as ''Film/TheKarateKid'' to avenge 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; 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; 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".

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** 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 a building to her death; Joey Fatone playing himself as ''Film/TheKarateKid'' to avenge 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; 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; Creator/StanLee and Pamela Anderson Creator/PamelaAnderson 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".



** It is well worth noting that he appeared as himself on WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast, but that did not count as voice acting since that show [[RogerRabbitEffect combines live action with animation and has live action people interacting with cartoon characters.]]

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** It is well worth noting that he appeared as himself on WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast, ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', but that did not count as voice acting since that show [[RogerRabbitEffect combines live action with animation and has live action people interacting with cartoon characters.]]



** One of the stranger cases. Saget ''started out'' as a blue comic before landing the family-friendly roles on AFHV and Full House. Then came the Adam Westing. After ''that'', Saget's most notable role is the reminiscent dad on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where he very often [[{{bowdlerize}} bowdlerizes]] the booze-and-sex fueled romps enjoyed by himself and his friends.

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** One of the stranger cases. Saget ''started out'' as a blue comic before landing the family-friendly roles on AFHV and Full House. Then came the Adam Westing. After ''that'', Saget's most notable role is the reminiscent dad on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where he very often [[{{bowdlerize}} bowdlerizes]] {{bowdleri|se}}zes the booze-and-sex fueled romps enjoyed by himself and his friends.
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* The LoadingReadyRun crew play essentially Adam Wested versions of themselves in their sub-series WebVideo/CommodoreHustle. The characters they play are themselves, if they were jerks and regularly resorted to fart humor. In FridayNights, they play versions of themselves that are not as mean as their cH versions, but are completely obsessed with MagicTheGathering.

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* The LoadingReadyRun ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' crew play essentially Adam Wested versions of themselves in their sub-series WebVideo/CommodoreHustle. The characters they play are themselves, if they were jerks and regularly resorted to fart humor. In FridayNights, they play versions of themselves that are not as mean as their cH versions, but are completely obsessed with MagicTheGathering.
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** His work on ''LittleBritain'' as The Narrator is an exaggeration of his on-''and''-off-screen eccentric personality. "Have you ever done it gaywise? It's a hoot."

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** His work on ''LittleBritain'' ''Series/LittleBritain'' as The Narrator is an exaggeration of his on-''and''-off-screen eccentric personality. "Have you ever done it gaywise? It's a hoot."
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* Creator/AlexTrebek also appears in the final episode of Series/TheColbertReport as "the man with all the answers." He also praised Stephen in talking to him in the form of a questions
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