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24th Jan '17 3:18:24 PM jormis29
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* In the German comedy show ''Series/Switch1975'' Bernhard Hoëcker and Petra Nadolny do this regularly.

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* In the German comedy show ''Series/Switch1975'' ''Series/Switch1997'' Bernhard Hoëcker and Petra Nadolny do this regularly.
19th Dec '16 9:56:19 AM Darthrai
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* DawsonCasting

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* DawsonCastingDawsonCasting is when an adult actor portrays a far younger character.
* Very common in {{cosplay}}, especially of the anime/manga variety. Many cosplayers are adults, and many popular anime characters are in their teens, leading to this trope; depending on the character, this can also fall into Type A with children or overlap with WholesomeCrossdresser. With the right makeup, it can be surprisingly effective.
14th Nov '16 1:24:10 AM shamblingdead2
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* One episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' had both Mimi and Drew's then-girlfriend applying for a job in the cosmetics department, giving makeovers. One of Mimi's would-be clients was a petite, middle-aged woman who had been dressing in clothes from the children's department since childhood. Mimi lost it on her, and of course she didn't get the job.
12th Nov '16 1:30:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', an 80's police drama, was about a group of young-looking narcotics officers assigned undercover in high school, led by none other than JohnnyDepp. It was a vehicle for and one of the earliest examples of DawsonCasting. TheMovie {{Lampshades}} the ridiculousness of the premise.

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* ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', an 80's police drama, was about a group of young-looking narcotics officers assigned undercover in high school, led by none other than JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp. It was a vehicle for and one of the earliest examples of DawsonCasting. TheMovie {{Lampshades}} the ridiculousness of the premise.
6th Oct '16 3:34:15 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Creator/BillyWilder's ''The Major and the Minor'', in which Ginger Rogers disguises herself as a minor in order to get a reduced train fare. Then she meets the Major. HilarityEnsues...

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* Creator/BillyWilder's ''The Major and the Minor'', ''Film/TheMajorAndTheMinor'', in which Ginger Rogers Creator/GingerRogers disguises herself as a minor in order to get a reduced train fare. Then she meets the Major. HilarityEnsues...
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.
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