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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!")
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".
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