History Main / AlmostFamousName

1st Jul '16 9:12:25 AM xaosflux
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam discovers that when he was an alcoholic bender, he bet the bar that he would be married to Creator/JacquelineBisset by a certain date. When the guy he made the bet with turns up to claim the bar, Sam realises that the bet didn't specify ''the'' Jacqueline Bisset, so he tracks down another woman of that name to marry.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam discovers that when he was on an alcoholic bender, he bet the bar that he would be married to Creator/JacquelineBisset by a certain date. When the guy he made the bet with turns up to claim the bar, Sam realises that the bet didn't specify ''the'' Jacqueline Bisset, so he tracks down another woman of that name to marry.
30th Apr '16 10:20:39 PM TheCuza
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
** George Costanza buys a car purported to have been owned by actor Jon Voight. He later learns that the car was owned by Dr. John Voight, an unrelated character.
** For an episode or two, Elaine dated a man who had the same name as infamous serial killer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Rifkin Joel Rifkin]].

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
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On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', George Costanza buys a car purported to have been owned by actor Jon Voight. He later learns that the car was owned by Dr. John Jo'''h'''n Voight, an unrelated character.
** For an episode or two, Elaine dated
a man periodontist who had the same name as infamous serial killer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Rifkin Joel Rifkin]].went to dental school with Tim Whatley.



* On an episode of ''Series/CornerGas'', Brent exclaims, "Look everybody, it's Al Gore!" When Lacey says that the man in question looks nothing like Al Gore, Brent clarifies that his name is spelled "Goar".

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* On an episode of ''Series/CornerGas'', Brent exclaims, "Look everybody, it's Al Gore!" When Lacey says that the man in question looks nothing like Al Gore, Brent clarifies that his name is spelled "Goar"."Goar" and he owns a local fertilizer company.
6th Mar '16 6:48:48 PM Agent333
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* One of the main characters in ''Film/OfficeSpace'' is named Michael Bolton. Which was a fine name until [[Music/MichaelBolton that no-talent ass clown]] became famous and started winning Grammys.
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29th Dec '15 9:56:27 AM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/SheHulk once fought SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. This particular Doctor Doom turned to be Doctor ''Bob'' Doom: a cousin of the more famous Victor Von Doom, and a DepravedDentist.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk once fought SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. This particular Doctor Doom turned to be Doctor ''Bob'' Doom: a cousin of the more famous Victor Von Doom, and a DepravedDentist.
6th Oct '15 9:27:05 AM Nohbody
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Producer Jon S. Denny has a name very similar to the much better-known producer Creator/JonathanDemme. When Denny asked for a meeting with [[Series/ThePartridgeFamily Danny Bonaduce]] to pitch a film based on his life story, Bonaduce thought that Demme had called.
* Creator/BillMurray claimed that he performed the voice of ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} because he got screenwriter Creator/JoelCohen mixed up with the much cooler Creator/JoelCoen of Creator/TheCoenBrothers. The proposal was apparently made over the phone. Murray had already recorded the part before discovering his mistake. He has yet to offer an excuse for doing the sequel, however.
* There's a seller of powered wheelchairs who is named [[Creator/TomCruise Tom Kruze]].
* A British general at the time of the Falklands war was named Music/MichaelJackson.
** As is the well-known beer and whisky expert.
** And the developer of Jackson Structured Programming.
* During 2007, Blackpool FC had both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson_%28footballer%29 Michael Jackson]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Williams_%28footballer_born_1984%29 Robbie Williams]] both playing in the midfield.
* Actress Patricia Mahoney, whose only [=IMDb=] credit is the 1988 film ''Black Eagle'', is likely not a [[Creator/PattyMaloney dwarf]].
* Country singer [[Creator/JuliaRoberts Julie Roberts]].
* A particularly unfortunate case of this trope occurred in November 2013, when a number of websites reporting on the child sex-abuse crimes committed by Ian Watkins of the UK band Music/{{Lostprophets}} inadvertently illustrated the reports with photographs of Ian "H" Watkins, famous in his own right as a member of the UK band Steps.
* A BBC Four program on British legal history was presented by a barrister called Literature/HarryPotter. At no point was this lampshaded.
* As well as being a prominent jazz pianist, Keith Jarrett played rugby: Union for Newport and Wales; League for Barrow.
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31st Jul '15 6:53:44 AM CorahsUncle
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* Actress Patricia Mahoney, whose only [=IMDb=] credit is the 1988 film ''Black Eagle'', is likely not a [[PattyMaloney dwarf]].

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* Actress Patricia Mahoney, whose only [=IMDb=] credit is the 1988 film ''Black Eagle'', is likely not a [[PattyMaloney [[Creator/PattyMaloney dwarf]].
31st Jul '15 6:43:00 AM TrustBen
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* One of the main characters on ''Series/{{Skins}}''; no, not ''that'' Naomi Campbell.

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* One of the main characters on ''Series/{{Skins}}''; no, not ''that'' Naomi Campbell.Creator/NaomiCampbell.
18th Apr '15 9:47:42 AM Prfnoff
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-->'''Bob:''' Yeah, I met famous rock stars The Rollin Stones.
-->'''Alice:''' ''[gasps]'' You met Music/TheRollingStones, the famous musical group?
-->'''Bob:''' What? Oh, no, I met The Rollin Stones, the famous band of granite and marble actors and actresses. Boy, I would love to meet the Rolling Stones, though!

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-->'''Bob:''' Yeah, I met famous rock stars The Rollin Stones.
-->'''Alice:'''
Stones.\\
'''Alice:'''
''[gasps]'' You met Music/TheRollingStones, the famous musical group?
-->'''Bob:'''
group?\\
'''Bob:'''
What? Oh, no, I met The Rollin Stones, the famous band of granite and marble actors and actresses. Boy, I would love to meet the Rolling Stones, though!



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam discovers that when he was an alcoholic bender, he bet the bar that he would be married to Jacqueline Bisset by a certain date. When the guy he made the bet with turns up to claim the bar, Sam realises that the bet didn't specify ''the'' Jacqueline Bisset, so he tracks down another woman of that name to marry.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam discovers that when he was an alcoholic bender, he bet the bar that he would be married to Jacqueline Bisset Creator/JacquelineBisset by a certain date. When the guy he made the bet with turns up to claim the bar, Sam realises that the bet didn't specify ''the'' Jacqueline Bisset, so he tracks down another woman of that name to marry.



-->Anything goes in
-->Anything goes out
-->Fish, bananas
-->Old pajamas
-->Mutton, beef and trout!

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-->Anything goes in
-->Anything
in\\
Anything
goes out
-->Fish, bananas
-->Old pajamas
-->Mutton,
out\\
Fish, bananas\\
Old pajamas\\
Mutton,
beef and trout!
2nd Jan '15 3:13:44 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* ComicBook/SheHulk once fought ComicBook/DoctorDoom. This particular Doctor Doom turned to be Doctor ''Bob'' Doom: a cousin of the more famous Victor Von Doom, and a DepravedDentist.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk once fought ComicBook/DoctorDoom.SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. This particular Doctor Doom turned to be Doctor ''Bob'' Doom: a cousin of the more famous Victor Von Doom, and a DepravedDentist.
5th Oct '14 7:59:39 AM enitharmon
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* As well as being a prominent jazz pianist, Keith Jarrett played rugby: Union for Newport and Wales; League for Barrow.



As well as being a prominent jazz pianist, Keith Jarrett played rugby: Union for Newport and Wales; League for Barrow.
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