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5th May '16 7:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* When Becky is pregnant with the twins on ''FullHouse'', Jessie dons a pregnancy belly to prove he can handle it. He can't.

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* When Becky is pregnant with the twins on ''FullHouse'', ''Series/FullHouse'', Jessie dons a pregnancy belly to prove he can handle it. He can't.



* Subverted on an episode of ''{{WKRP in Cincinnati}}'', when Les Nessman attempts to disguise himself as an African-American and only succeeds in making himself look ridiculous.

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* Subverted on an episode of ''{{WKRP ''Series/{{WKRP in Cincinnati}}'', when Les Nessman attempts to disguise himself as an African-American and only succeeds in making himself look ridiculous.



* An episode of ''SpinCity'' had Mike voluntarily don a fat suit, at first just to prove that big people wouldn't have a hard time with the new state-of-the-art washrooms at city hall (it doesn't work), but then to see how it affected his everyday life.

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* An episode of ''SpinCity'' ''Series/SpinCity'' had Mike voluntarily don a fat suit, at first just to prove that big people wouldn't have a hard time with the new state-of-the-art washrooms at city hall (it doesn't work), but then to see how it affected his everyday life.



* Subverted in ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' where Sarah gets in an argument if it's harder to be black or Jewish. She then decides to dress in blackface and try doing black things, while the black man she argued with puts on a fake nose, a yarmulke, and a t-shirt that says "I <3 Money", in order to try being Jewish. Both of them face scorn and hatred from the public for their offensive costumes. However, they both think their disguises are perfect and mistake the hatred they receive as actual prejudice against black and Jewish people respectively.

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* Subverted in ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'' where Sarah gets in an argument if it's harder to be black or Jewish. She then decides to dress in blackface and try doing black things, while the black man she argued with puts on a fake nose, a yarmulke, and a t-shirt that says "I <3 Money", in order to try being Jewish. Both of them face scorn and hatred from the public for their offensive costumes. However, they both think their disguises are perfect and mistake the hatred they receive as actual prejudice against black and Jewish people respectively.



* In a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, EddieMurphy [[MasterOfDisguise disguised himself]] as a white man (Mr. White). He discovered that white people give each other things. First the newstand worker encouraged him to just take a newspaper without paying, once a black customer left. When he went to a bank to ask for a loan with no collateral or credit, the black bank worker was ready to refuse him until a white worker excused him and instead offered Mr. White as much money as he liked "Pay it back whenever you want. Or don't. We don't care." And when he rode on a bus, as soon as the only black person on board left the driver pulled out secret wine bottles and all the passengers began partying.

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* In a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy [[MasterOfDisguise disguised himself]] as a white man (Mr. White). He discovered that white people give each other things. First the newstand newsstand worker encouraged him to just take a newspaper without paying, once a black customer left. When he went to a bank to ask for a loan with no collateral or credit, the black bank worker was ready to refuse him until a white worker excused him and instead offered Mr. White as much money as he liked "Pay it back whenever you want. Or don't. We don't care." And when he rode on a bus, as soon as the only black person on board left the driver pulled out secret wine bottles and all the passengers began partying.
19th Mar '16 4:41:50 AM Hossmeister
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22nd Feb '16 12:43:48 PM GrammarNavi
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* Variation: an episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' does this with Shawn doing "Chick Like Me" to see if girls really do suffer from as much sexual harassment as they claim. It ends with him decking the JerkAss who kept making unwanted advances toward him on their date. "[[AndThisIsFor That's for every girl I've ever known!]]"

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* Variation: an episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' does this with Shawn doing "Chick Like Me" to see if girls really do suffer from as much sexual harassment as they claim. It ends with him decking the JerkAss who kept making unwanted advances toward him on their date. "[[AndThisIsFor That's for every girl I've ever known!]]"
20th Dec '15 5:54:51 PM nombretomado
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* It's a well-known fact that {{Superman}}'s pal ComicBook/JimmyOlsen makes a disturbingly attractive woman when he dresses in drag to go undercover. When he does it in the SilverAge, though, don't be surprised if the [[AnAesop Aesops]] he learns are more along the lines of "it can be exhausting getting hit on constantly" than "the glass ceiling is unfair."

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* It's a well-known fact that {{Superman}}'s pal ComicBook/JimmyOlsen makes a disturbingly attractive woman when he dresses in drag to go undercover. When he does it in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, though, don't be surprised if the [[AnAesop Aesops]] he learns are more along the lines of "it can be exhausting getting hit on constantly" than "the glass ceiling is unfair."
2nd Dec '15 3:54:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similar the the Creator/SarahSilverman example above, in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jenna and Tracy get into an argument whether its harder to be black, or be a woman. Tracy's make-up is [[WhiteChicks unconvincing]]

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* Similar the the Creator/SarahSilverman example above, in In an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jenna and Tracy get into an argument whether its harder to be black, or be a woman. Tracy's make-up is [[WhiteChicks unconvincing]]unconvincing.
26th Nov '15 8:39:24 PM nombretomado
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* Similar the the SarahSilverman example above, in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jenna and Tracy get into an argument whether its harder to be black, or be a woman. Tracy's make-up is [[WhiteChicks unconvincing]]
* In a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, EddieMurphy [[MasterOfDisguise disguised himself]] as a white man (Mr. White). He discovered that white people give each other things. First the newstand worker encouraged him to just take a newspaper without paying, once a black customer left. When he went to a bank to ask for a loan with no collateral or credit, the black bank worker was ready to refuse him until a white worker excused him and instead offered Mr. White as much money as he liked "Pay it back whenever you want. Or don't. We don't care." And when he rode on a bus, as soon as the only black person on board left the driver pulled out secret wine bottles and all the passengers began partying.

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* Similar the the SarahSilverman Creator/SarahSilverman example above, in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jenna and Tracy get into an argument whether its harder to be black, or be a woman. Tracy's make-up is [[WhiteChicks unconvincing]]
* In a ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, EddieMurphy [[MasterOfDisguise disguised himself]] as a white man (Mr. White). He discovered that white people give each other things. First the newstand worker encouraged him to just take a newspaper without paying, once a black customer left. When he went to a bank to ask for a loan with no collateral or credit, the black bank worker was ready to refuse him until a white worker excused him and instead offered Mr. White as much money as he liked "Pay it back whenever you want. Or don't. We don't care." And when he rode on a bus, as soon as the only black person on board left the driver pulled out secret wine bottles and all the passengers began partying.
11th Nov '15 2:59:10 PM hamza678
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* A ''{{Punisher}}'' storyline saw the title character Frank Castle turn black after experimental plastic surgery and subsequently hanging out with MarvelUniverse black hero ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}.

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* A ''{{Punisher}}'' One'ComicBook/ThePunisher'' storyline saw the title character Frank Castle turn black after experimental plastic surgery and subsequently hanging out with MarvelUniverse black hero ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}.
2nd Nov '15 7:13:07 AM FF32
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Allows white people to experience racism from the point of view of a black person while giving white audiences a LeadYouCanRelateTo. Critics say that this leads to the UnfortunateImplication that white people can only care about prejudice if the victim is white.

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Allows white people to experience racism from the point of view of a black person while giving white audiences a LeadYouCanRelateTo. Critics say that this leads to the UnfortunateImplication UnfortunateImplications that white people can only care about prejudice if the victim is white.
31st Oct '15 8:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* Happens several times on ''QuantumLeap'', when Sam [[BodySurf leaps into]] a black person or a woman. It's worse because he's also travelling in time. The first time he leaped into a black man he ended up in the South in 1955, where he innocently sat down at a bar, [[OhCrap only realising]] the reason for the StunnedSilence from the white patrons when [[GlamourFailure he looked into]] [[TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf a mirror]].

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* Happens several times on ''QuantumLeap'', ''Series/QuantumLeap'', when Sam [[BodySurf leaps into]] a black person or a woman. It's worse because he's also travelling in time. The first time he leaped into a black man he ended up in the South in 1955, where he innocently sat down at a bar, [[OhCrap only realising]] the reason for the StunnedSilence from the white patrons when [[GlamourFailure he looked into]] [[TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf a mirror]].
27th Oct '15 10:50:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1964 film ''Black Like Me'', the film version of Griffin's memoir starring James Whitmore as a character renamed John Finley Horton.
* In the comedy ''Soul Man'', a Caucasian student poses as an African American (by, among other things, taking self-tanning pills), in order to attend Harvard on a minority scholarship.

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* The 1964 film ''Black Like Me'', ''Film/BlackLikeMe'', the film version of Griffin's memoir starring James Whitmore as a character renamed John Finley Horton.
* In the comedy ''Soul Man'', ''Film/SoulMan'', a Caucasian student poses as an African American (by, among other things, taking self-tanning pills), in order to attend Harvard on a minority scholarship.



* A 1970s film, ''Old Dracula'' involved Dracula reviving his bride and her spontaneously becoming black due to the method of revival (something about gathering the essence of several supermodels, one of whom was black). She seems to like it, though. "Black is beautiful!"
* The 1947 film ''[[Film/GentlemansAgreement Gentleman's Agreement]]'' involves a Christian journalist going undercover and pretending to be Jewish. An interesting example in that he did not disguise himself or change his behavior in any way whatsoever -- all he did was claim to be Jewish -- and people treated him very differently.
* In ''SilverStreak'' Gene Wilder disguises himself as black (complete with shoe polish complexion) to escape police detection. But his performance is so over the top that Richard Pryor tells him that they'll be able to fool the police but "I hope we don't see no Muslims."

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* A 1970s film, ''Old Dracula'' ''Film/OldDracula'' involved Dracula reviving his bride and her spontaneously becoming black due to the method of revival (something about gathering the essence of several supermodels, one of whom was black). She seems to like it, though. "Black is beautiful!"
* The 1947 film ''[[Film/GentlemansAgreement Gentleman's Agreement]]'' ''Film/GentlemansAgreement'' involves a Christian journalist going undercover and pretending to be Jewish. An interesting example in that he did not disguise himself or change his behavior in any way whatsoever -- all he did was claim to be Jewish -- and people treated him very differently.
* In ''SilverStreak'' ''Film/SilverStreak'' Gene Wilder disguises himself as black (complete with shoe polish complexion) to escape police detection. But his performance is so over the top that Richard Pryor tells him that they'll be able to fool the police but "I hope we don't see no Muslims."
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