History Main / AlterEgoActing

21st Jun '16 12:22:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* The personalities on [[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]] are starting to fall into a very labyrinthine version of this. Dan O'Brien is [[http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=71359.msg1642460#msg1642460 on record]] that his and Michael Swaim's characters in ''AgentsOfCracked'' (or their similar but more toned-down counterparts on ''After Hours'') are nothing like them. He ''also'' says that his column-writing persona and Swaim's ''Cracked TV''/''Does Not Compute'' character are ''also'' nothing like them either.

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* The personalities on [[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]] are starting to fall into a very labyrinthine version of this. Dan O'Brien is [[http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=71359.msg1642460#msg1642460 on record]] that his and Michael Swaim's characters in ''AgentsOfCracked'' ''WebVideo/AgentsOfCracked'' (or their similar but more toned-down counterparts on ''After Hours'') are nothing like them. He ''also'' says that his column-writing persona and Swaim's ''Cracked TV''/''Does Not Compute'' character are ''also'' nothing like them either.
17th Jun '16 12:00:02 AM gewunomox
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* Sometimes {{GWAR}} appears out of costume as RAWG; other times, they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWRKlNlRsgI appear in costume and in character on daytime TV]], where HilarityEnsues.

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* Sometimes {{GWAR}} Music/{{GWAR}} appears out of costume as RAWG; other times, they [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWRKlNlRsgI appear in costume and in character on daytime TV]], where HilarityEnsues.
18th May '16 9:08:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The major cast of ''TrailerParkBoys'' appear in character almost constantly, even including "behind the scenes" commentary on the DVD for the show.

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* The major cast of ''TrailerParkBoys'' ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' appear in character almost constantly, even including "behind the scenes" commentary on the DVD for the show.
14th May '16 8:30:10 PM bwburke94
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** A strange example of this: on Australian program Rove Live, Sacha was playing Film/{{Bruno}} while promoting the film of the same name. When Rove did his usual "20 bucks in 20 seconds" questionnaire, his final question was for Bruno to tell Rove what he thought of a picture of Borat, to which Bruno replied that Borat was "an incredibly racist stereotype" and "he's played by Sacha Baron-whatever, right? Yeah, he really can't act", so that's what, a double subversion as well as playing it straight?

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** A strange example of this: on Australian program Rove Live, Sacha was playing Film/{{Bruno}} while promoting the film of the same name. When Rove did his usual "20 bucks in 20 seconds" questionnaire, his final question was for Bruno to tell Rove what he thought of a picture of Borat, to which Bruno replied that Borat was "an incredibly racist stereotype" and "he's played by Sacha Baron-whatever, right? Yeah, he really can't act", so that's what, a double subversion as well as playing it straight?act".
13th May '16 7:51:29 PM Doug86
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** Played with during the Muppet appearance on ''Series/TheWestWing.'' Nobody broke character or showed the puppeteers behind the puppets.

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** Played with during the Muppet appearance on ''Series/TheWestWing.'' ''Series/TheWestWing''. Nobody broke character or showed the puppeteers behind the puppets.



* The members of Finnish heavy metal band {{Lordi}} make all of their public appearances in the elaborate monster costumes they wear onstage, and have gone to unusual lengths to keep their real names secret from the public. (Indeed, the band's first demo video has never been released to the public because it shows the singer, "Mr. Lordi", with no mask.)

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* The members of Finnish heavy metal band {{Lordi}} Music/{{Lordi}} make all of their public appearances in the elaborate monster costumes they wear onstage, and have gone to unusual lengths to keep their real names secret from the public. (Indeed, the band's first demo video has never been released to the public because it shows the singer, "Mr. Lordi", with no mask.)
4th May '16 5:53:21 PM aye_amber
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* John Lydon invented the [[Music/TheSexPistols Johnny Rotten]] persona to handle public appearances, as he (Rotten) says he's (Lydon) extremely shy in real life. Depending on whether he's promoting Music/TheSexPistols and gonzo work or PublicImageLtd, he appears as either Rotten or Lydon.

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* John Lydon invented the [[Music/TheSexPistols Johnny Rotten]] persona to handle public appearances, as he (Rotten) says he's (Lydon) extremely shy in real life. Depending on whether he's promoting Music/TheSexPistols and gonzo work or PublicImageLtd, Music/PublicImageLtd, he appears as either Rotten or Lydon.
28th Apr '16 6:53:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Daniel Handler shows up at "[[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket's]]" book signings as a [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis representative of Mr. Snicket]], or sometimes "Mr. Snicket's Handler", and tells fans that the author was detained by some unfortunate accident. This is a slight variation, since while Handler writes under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, he never "plays" Snicket in public. He would occasionally give an interview where he acknowledged Snicket's fictionality, making him a type 3 as well.

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* Daniel Handler shows up at "[[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents "[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket's]]" book signings as a [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis representative of Mr. Snicket]], or sometimes "Mr. Snicket's Handler", and tells fans that the author was detained by some unfortunate accident. This is a slight variation, since while Handler writes under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, he never "plays" Snicket in public. He would occasionally give an interview where he acknowledged Snicket's fictionality, making him a type 3 as well.
25th Mar '16 3:06:31 PM BugsFan17
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** This one varies. Sometimes, the appearance on the talk show/cooking show/other show has the characters appear and does its best to hide the puppeteer(s). Other times (more rarely, but mostly with Henson himself, Frank Oz, and the majority of guest Muppet performers at the MuppetFest convention in 2001), the puppeteer and puppet will co-exist, with the puppeteers talking about their character while still slipping back into character to talk with the host/moderator(s), any other characters making an appearance, or [[TalkingToHimself the puppeteer him/herself]]. ([[MindScrew It's a little trippy, which is probably just how Henson liked it.]]). Lastly (and most rarely), it's just the puppeteer, which mostly happens on Muppet fansites (though even then it can slip into the second type).

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** This one varies. Sometimes, the appearance on the talk show/cooking show/other show has the characters appear and does its best to hide the puppeteer(s). Other times (more rarely, but mostly with Henson himself, Frank Oz, and the majority of guest Muppet performers at the MuppetFest Muppetfest convention in 2001), the puppeteer and puppet will co-exist, with the puppeteers talking about their character while still slipping back into character to talk with the host/moderator(s), any other characters making an appearance, or [[TalkingToHimself the puppeteer him/herself]]. ([[MindScrew It's a little trippy, which is probably just how Henson liked it.]]). Lastly (and most rarely), it's just the puppeteer, which mostly happens on Muppet fansites (though even then it can slip into the second type).
25th Mar '16 3:04:43 PM BugsFan17
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** This one varies. Sometimes, the appearance on the talk show/cooking show/other show has the characters appear and does its best to hide the puppeteer(s). Other times (more rarely, but mostly with Henson himself, Frank Oz, and the majority of guest Muppet performers at the MuppetFest convention in 2001), the puppeteer and puppet will co-exist, with the puppeteers talking about their character while still slipping back into character to talk with the host/moderator(s), any other characters making an appearance, or [[TalkingToHimself the puppeteer him/herself]]. ([[MindScrew It's a little trippy, which is probably just how Henson liked it.]]). Lastly (and most rarely), it's just the puppeteer, which mostly happens on Muppet fansites (though even then it can slip into the second type).
25th Mar '16 2:57:43 PM BugsFan17
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* A lot of anniversary specials for cartoon characters (particularly the Warner Bros. characters) will portray them as actual people, even when interviews are done with the directors, animators, and voice actors, none of whom bother to continue with the charade (which make the proceedings all the more confusing). They even go as far as to have celebrities give anecdotes about occasions where [[{{Bugs Bunny}} Bugs]], [[{{Daffy Duck}} Daffy]], and the rest worked with them or met their families.
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