History Main / AlterEgoActing

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.
13th Jan '16 4:50:02 PM nombretomado
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*** But [[AvertedTrope averted]] by TheSpoonyOne, whom everyone has confirmed to be exactly the same [[BlackComedyRape (with a couple]] [[FanHater obvious]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/02/19/fanboys-are-mine-to-toy-with-old-man/ exceptions)]] in RealLife as he is on camera. There is little functional difference between "Spoony" and Creator/NoahAntwiler.

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*** But [[AvertedTrope averted]] by TheSpoonyOne, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]], whom everyone has confirmed to be exactly the same [[BlackComedyRape (with a couple]] [[FanHater obvious]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/02/19/fanboys-are-mine-to-toy-with-old-man/ exceptions)]] in RealLife as he is on camera. There is little functional difference between "Spoony" and Creator/NoahAntwiler.
3rd Oct '15 9:49:02 AM nombretomado
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* An odd example lies on the show ParksAndRecreation where the character Andy becomes "Bert Macklin, FBI agent" when approached with a situation that might involve some form of detective work.

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* An odd example lies on the show ParksAndRecreation ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' where the character Andy becomes "Bert Macklin, FBI agent" when approached with a situation that might involve some form of detective work.
9th Jun '15 1:51:35 PM JasonJD48
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** Though The Nostalgia Critic may have started as a Type 3, the argument could be made that he has moved to Type 1 over time. The Nostalgia Critic has interacted with Doug several times as a separate entity and knows himself to be a character, though distinct from Doug as actor/writer and it is setup in 'To Boldly Flee' that The Nostalgia Critic has grown beyond what Doug had intended.



** But [[AvertedTrope averted]] by TheSpoonyOne, whom everyone has confirmed to be exactly the same [[BlackComedyRape (with a couple]] [[FanHater obvious]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/02/19/fanboys-are-mine-to-toy-with-old-man/ exceptions)]] in RealLife as he is on camera. There is little functional difference between "Spoony" and Creator/NoahAntwiler.

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** *** But [[AvertedTrope averted]] by TheSpoonyOne, whom everyone has confirmed to be exactly the same [[BlackComedyRape (with a couple]] [[FanHater obvious]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/02/19/fanboys-are-mine-to-toy-with-old-man/ exceptions)]] in RealLife as he is on camera. There is little functional difference between "Spoony" and Creator/NoahAntwiler.
30th May '15 8:40:10 AM pinkdalek
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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}} 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.

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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}} 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.
27th Apr '15 5:56:32 PM harryhenry
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In ''WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera'', the Jerk is at least somewhat fictional, but he has been referred to as "Tony Goldmark", and takes credit for pre-Jerk works of Tony's.

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* In ''WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera'', the Jerk is at least somewhat fictional, but he has been referred to as "Tony Goldmark", and takes credit for pre-Jerk works of Tony's.
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