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6th Sep '16 7:04:19 PM Katsuhagi
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* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''{{Series/30 Rock}}'' where Creator/SteveBuscemi's character, a private detective, describes how he was part of a task force infiltrating high schools. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ele_dj3ud38 With a hilariously unconvincing teenager getup]].
6th Sep '16 7:03:29 PM Katsuhagi
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* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''{{Series/30 Rock}}'' where Creator/SteveBuscemi's character, a private detective, describes how he was part of a task force infiltrating high schools. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ele_dj3ud38 With a hilariously unconvincing teenager getup]].
23rd Aug '16 5:10:22 PM gewunomox
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* In the nineties, some riot grrrl bands invented a style called kinderwhore. CourtneyLove is the greatest example.

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* In the nineties, some riot grrrl bands invented a style called kinderwhore. CourtneyLove Music/CourtneyLove is the greatest example.
5th Jul '16 2:02:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* Early into ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' Rhonda wore a green wig and a puffy white dress in order to pretend to be a preteen. She needed to a SecretTestOfCharacter on the kids pretending to be another child. Her looks were meant to draw attention away from her age and distract the test takers in general.



* The actress Creator/ShirleyHenderson (born 1965) seems to specialize in this. Apart from her role in the Harry Potter films, she recently appeared in a TV production called 'May Contain Nuts' where she dressed as her 11-year old daughter in order to pass a test to get the girl into a good school.
** The ironic thing is that her character in Potter films, Myrtle, is actually older than her- but is a ghost, and thus still looks young.

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* The actress Creator/ShirleyHenderson (born 1965) seems to specialize in this. Apart from her role in the Harry Potter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' films, she recently appeared in a TV production called 'May Contain Nuts' where she dressed as her 11-year old daughter in order to pass a test to get the girl into a good school.
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school. The ironic thing is that her character in Potter ''Potter'' films, Myrtle, is actually older than her- but is a ghost, and thus still looks young.
18th Jun '16 1:09:22 AM gewunomox
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* A HypocriticalHumor example on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had the RedHotChiliPeppers performing "Give It Away" on [[TheKrusty Krusty]] the Clown's show in just their white underpants, leading Krusty to wonder "What could be more degrading?" - just before the camera pulls back to reveal him dressed in a sailor suit and curly blond wig and with a lollipop for the next sketch.

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* A HypocriticalHumor example on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had the RedHotChiliPeppers Music/RedHotChiliPeppers performing "Give It Away" on [[TheKrusty Krusty]] the Clown's show in just their white underpants, leading Krusty to wonder "What could be more degrading?" - just before the camera pulls back to reveal him dressed in a sailor suit and curly blond wig and with a lollipop for the next sketch.
8th Jun '16 11:55:45 AM Crino37
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', a RunningGag involves the titular character briefly "transforming" into a cartoonish stereotypical kid, using a saylor suit and holding a giant lollipop, to mock his enemies. While he changes his body type, his face remains the same when he "transforms", so it would still count as a use of this trope. A very peculiar one, tough.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', a RunningGag involves the titular character briefly "transforming" into a cartoonish stereotypical kid, using wearing a saylor sailor suit and holding a giant lollipop, to mock his enemies. While he changes his body type, his face remains the same when he "transforms", so it would still count as a use of this trope. A very peculiar one, tough.
8th Jun '16 11:53:15 AM Crino37
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', a RunningGag involves the titular character briefly "transforming" into a cartoonish stereotypical kid, using a saylor suit and holding a giant lollipop, to mock his enemies. While he changes his body type, his face remains the same when he "transforms", so it would still count as a use of this trope. A very peculiar one, tough.
14th May '16 11:08:03 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* In the German comedy show ''Series/{{Switch}}'' Bernhard Hoëcker and Petra Nadolny do this regularly.

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* In the German comedy show ''Series/{{Switch}}'' ''Series/Switch1975'' Bernhard Hoëcker and Petra Nadolny do this regularly.
6th Feb '16 11:25:17 AM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Joey attempts to get an acting job playing a 19-year-old. He wears his underpants pulled high up over his jeans and a backwards cap, and tells Chandler, "Sup with the whack PlayStation SUP". Unsurprisingly, he does not fool anyone.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' Joey attempts to get an acting job playing a 19-year-old. He wears his underpants pulled high up over his jeans and a backwards cap, and tells Chandler, "Sup with the whack PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation SUP". Unsurprisingly, he does not fool anyone.
13th Dec '15 9:13:11 AM WillBGood
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* [[TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] masqueraded as a Springfield Elementary student in an attempt to convince Principal Skinner to spend the school budget on the nuclear power plant. His garb looked strangely similar to Jimbo's. Nobody was fooled.
** Homer tried this in "Hungry Hungry Homer" when he sneaked into Bart's class to try to get Sherri (one of the twins) to go out with Bart to the dance. Neither Krabappel nor the kids in the class pierced his disguise, and Homer managed to accomplish his goal.

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* [[TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] masqueraded as a Springfield Elementary student in an attempt to convince Principal Skinner to spend the school budget on the nuclear power plant. His garb looked strangely similar to Jimbo's. Nobody was fooled.
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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer tried this in "Hungry Hungry Homer" when he sneaked into Bart's class to try to get Sherri (one of the twins) to go out with Bart to the dance. Neither Krabappel nor the kids in the class pierced his disguise, and Homer managed to accomplish his goal.



* One episode of ''{{Daria}}'' featured a magazine editor called Val, who dressed as a teenager and attempted to use [[JiveTurkey 'hip']] slang so teenagers would like her. Since she looked far too old to be a teenager and her slang was outdated, it didn't work.
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