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10th Jan '17 10:42:59 PM Doryna
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* The presenters of ''Series/TopGear'' and ''Series/TheGrandTour'' are basically [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] versions of their real life personas. The real Jeremy Clarkson is not as boorish, smug, and insensitive as he appears, Richard Hammond is far from stupid and not nearly as risk-taking, and James May is quite modern in outlook and not nearly as fussy as the shows make him out to be. ''Top Gear'' tended to blur the line more, especially as in the early days when the presenters had yet to fully develop their style; perhaps as a result, many have noticed ''The Grand Tour'' playing up to the cartoonish personas more.
9th Jan '17 5:55:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** PlayedForLaughs with Pawnee radio hosts 'The Douche', who will make lewd jokes in public and follow them with "that was The Douche talking".
30th Nov '16 6:50:08 PM WillKeaton
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** It got really interesting at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, where the Fake!Colbert "[[TakeThat praised]]" UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration ("'Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.' First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!").

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** It got really interesting at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, where the Fake!Colbert "[[TakeThat praised]]" UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration administration. ("'Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.' First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!").Hindenburg!")
16th Oct '16 3:28:59 PM Morgenthaler
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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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* 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 [[WesternAnimation/{{Bugs Bunny}} Bugs]], [[{{Daffy [[WesternAnimation/{{Daffy Duck}} Daffy]], and the rest worked with them or met their families.
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.
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