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10th Oct '17 11:43:47 AM BugsFan17
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* The one pure example of this at the Series/EurovisionSongContest was with Iceland's Silvia Night. Night, portrayed by Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (significantly harder to roll off the tongue), was a popular television character who behaved like a pampered AlphaBitch. She didn't break character for the entirety of her time in the 2006 contest, verbally abusing contest workers, insulting the other contestants, and [[ClusterFBomb cursing like a sailor]]. Despite the reassurances from local officials that it was only a character, the poor behavior was not treated kindly, and she was eliminated during the semi-finals (leading to a much-viewed tirade). Interestingly, a sorta-example of this, Finland's Music/{{Lordi}}, kept their monster makeup on the whole time and wound up winning (although their monstrous appearance didn't dictate their behavior).
19th Sep '17 6:53:45 PM FactoidCow
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** The host of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' is real!Stephen Colbert, but a recurring character is "conservative pundit Stephen Colbert", played by Stephen Colbert and with the same mannerisms as the host of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' (see type 3)... but who isn't the host of that show, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope since that character is owned by Cartoon Network]]. Instead, he's [[LawyerFriendlyCameo his]] "[[SingleMindedTwins twin]] '''[[UpToEleven cousin]]'''".

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** The host of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' is real!Stephen Colbert, but a recurring character is "conservative pundit Stephen Colbert", played by Stephen Colbert and with the same mannerisms as the host of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' (see type 3)... but who isn't the host of that show, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope since that character is owned owned]] by Cartoon Network]].Creator/ComedyCentral. Instead, he's [[LawyerFriendlyCameo his]] "[[SingleMindedTwins twin]] '''[[UpToEleven cousin]]'''".
25th May '17 7:18:20 PM igordebraga
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*** [[https://indie-outlook.com/2017/05/25/brad-jones-on-jesus-bro/ In an interview]], Brad makes clear that when the Snob is being analytical instead of pretentious and cynical, it's his thoughts "in a snarkier and shoutier way", as the Webvideo/MidnightScreenings show how he's "pretty chill and laid-back in real life." At most, the Snob side emerges in real life when Brad gets really angry at a movie (i.e. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywhhx8IVlQ4 Old-Fashioned]]'').
17th May '17 6:49:53 PM nombretomado
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** When addressing complaints of how she treats Nella, Lindsay has also commented that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is just a character and so is BFF Nella. In fact, if you want to see how they really are together, just check out their usually-{{squee}}ful conversations on {{Twitter}}.

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** When addressing complaints of how she treats Nella, Lindsay has also commented that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is just a character and so is BFF Nella. In fact, if you want to see how they really are together, just check out their usually-{{squee}}ful conversations on {{Twitter}}.Website/{{Twitter}}.



* Caused a major media shitstorm in the UK in 2014 when WebOriginal/{{Vine}} artist Dapper Laughs got his own [=ITV2=] show, ''On The Pull with Dapper Laughs'', a dating show in which he gave various men advice in getting girls. When {{Twitter}} had a collective meltdown about the [[UnfortunateImplications sexist]] content, Dapper Laughs' use of RapeAsComedy and the fact that a lot of his fans were the sort of people who [[{{GIFT}} send abuse to women online]], ITV pulled the show and Laughs was invited on the news to apologise. He appeared as 'himself' and explained that Dapper Laughs was just a character, that he didn't realise people took so seriously - prompting a certain amount of debate as to whether using an ironic 'character' made awful content acceptable. Creator/CharlieBrooker suggested that much of the problem was that, even though Laughs was a character, he was giving advice about dating to ''real people'' as that character, meaning it seemed sincere.

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* Caused a major media shitstorm in the UK in 2014 when WebOriginal/{{Vine}} artist Dapper Laughs got his own [=ITV2=] show, ''On The Pull with Dapper Laughs'', a dating show in which he gave various men advice in getting girls. When {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} had a collective meltdown about the [[UnfortunateImplications sexist]] content, Dapper Laughs' use of RapeAsComedy and the fact that a lot of his fans were the sort of people who [[{{GIFT}} send abuse to women online]], ITV pulled the show and Laughs was invited on the news to apologise. He appeared as 'himself' and explained that Dapper Laughs was just a character, that he didn't realise people took so seriously - prompting a certain amount of debate as to whether using an ironic 'character' made awful content acceptable. Creator/CharlieBrooker suggested that much of the problem was that, even though Laughs was a character, he was giving advice about dating to ''real people'' as that character, meaning it seemed sincere.
1st May '17 10:21:43 AM unokkun
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** The host of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' is real!Stephen Colbert, but a recurring character is "conservative pundit Stephen Colbert", played by Stephen Colbert and with the same mannerisms as the host of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' (see type 3)... but who isn't the host of that show, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope since that character is owned by Cartoon Network]]. Instead, he's [[LawyerFriendlyCameo his]] "[[SingleMindedTwins twin]] '''[[UpToEleven cousin]]'''".
10th Apr '17 12:57:58 PM nombretomado
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* Related: sometimes avatars in the online virtual reality SecondLife refer to their "typists" (or similar terms), making a distinction between the character and the human playing him/her/it: e.g. "Sorry I have to go, but my typist is making me go to bed." The consistency with which this convention is applied varies greatly, with some always maintaining character and others using it as an occasional joke.

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* Related: sometimes avatars in the online virtual reality SecondLife ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' refer to their "typists" (or similar terms), making a distinction between the character and the human playing him/her/it: e.g. "Sorry I have to go, but my typist is making me go to bed." The consistency with which this convention is applied varies greatly, with some always maintaining character and others using it as an occasional joke.
3rd Apr '17 6:13:17 PM nombretomado
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** Sarah Wilson [[http://www.formspring.me/PushingUpRoses/q/258306522151396189 admitted that]] PushingUpRoses is [[GenkiGirl happier]] and more childish than herself.

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** Sarah Wilson [[http://www.formspring.me/PushingUpRoses/q/258306522151396189 admitted that]] PushingUpRoses WebVideo/PushingUpRoses is [[GenkiGirl happier]] and more childish than herself.
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!")
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