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19th Jul '17 9:15:48 AM Ccook1956
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* Once in awhile on the game show ''ToTellTheTruth'', a panelist will ask an obtuse question to the challengers that sounds like it has something to do with the subject matter, only to find after the voting and reveal that it really didn't. Just to see if the impostors (or the real person) would give an answer.
26th Jun '17 9:40:05 PM Prometheus117
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** A completely different episode has him as the bluffer instead of the imposter:

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** A completely different episode has him as the bluffer instead of the imposter:imposter, noting in his voice-over that if someone is asking for information, it's basic security to do this to ensure they're who they say they are and it's a pretty good tactic:



'''Contact:''' I don't care what I said on the phone. You don't tell me what I want to know, you don't get this file. Eight thousand, no eight thousand.\\
'''Michael:''' The deal I made with Gustavo was for ''ten'' thousand dollars, not eight thousand dollars. He was very clear about that number. And we never talked on the phone. You wanna tell me who you are?

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'''Contact:''' (''with accent'') I don't care what I said on the phone. You don't tell me what I want to know, you don't get this file. Eight thousand, no eight thousand.\\
'''Michael:''' The deal I made with Gustavo was for ''ten'' thousand dollars, not eight thousand dollars. He was very clear about that number. And we never talked on the phone. You wanna tell me who you are?are?\\
'''Contact:''' (''smiles and drops the accent'') I can explain. (''pulls a knife on Michael'')
23rd Jun '17 11:08:23 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* In the ''Angel'' episode "The Shroud Of Rahmon," Angel acts like a FanBoy to an incoming vampire and asks, "What's the password?" When the other guy says, "Password? There is no password." Angel stakes him, muttering, "Good, just checking," and goes on to impersonate him.

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* In the ''Angel'' ''''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Shroud Of Rahmon," Angel acts like a FanBoy to an incoming vampire and asks, "What's the password?" When the other guy says, "Password? There is no password." Angel stakes him, muttering, "Good, just checking," and goes on to impersonate him.
19th Jun '17 8:51:13 AM Odacon_Spy
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** The crew is trying to decide if their most recent addition is truly a POW or a spy. Hogan tells his men not to ask about Ty Cobb's batting average as that's the first thing a spy would learn. Later on after correctly answering questions on American cities, one of the men asks the spy if he knows anything about Ty Cobb, to which the spy asks "Want to know his batting average?"

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** The crew is trying to decide if their most recent addition is truly a POW or a spy. Hogan tells his men not to ask about Ty Cobb's batting average as that's the first thing a spy would learn. Later on on, after correctly answering questions on American cities, one of the men Carter asks the spy if he knows anything about Ty Cobb, to which the spy asks "Want to know his batting average?"


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** In the pilot episode, Hogan and his men test incoming escaping [=POWs=] this way first by asking what unit they're supposedly from, then feeding them some fictitious names while asking how Hogan's "old buddies" in the unit are doing. Carter passes handily, while a German infiltrator is later tripped up by replying that "Major Campbell" is doing fine.
10th Jun '17 1:44:08 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', to prove Daigo is an imposter, Anna presents what is apparently Daigo's dog Clint. "Daigo" cannot guess the dog's name, and eventually, Anna reveals it wasn't Clint at all, but her own dog Candy.
26th Apr '17 12:18:56 PM Golondrina
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*** In "The Arsenal of Freedom", a simulacrum of a Starfleet captain unquestioningly accepts Riker's claim that his ship is called ''Lollipop'' ("[[ShirleyTemple It's a good ship]]").

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*** In "The Arsenal of Freedom", a simulacrum of a Starfleet captain unquestioningly accepts Riker's claim that his ship is called ''Lollipop'' ("[[ShirleyTemple ("[[Creator/ShirleyTemple It's a good ship]]").
13th Apr '17 9:24:51 PM Superfield
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** An early episode had him narrowly avoid falling victim to one of these by pure chance. He was pretending to be the friend of a friend (well, cellmate of a cellmate) and correctly guessed that the in-between party didn't drink.
13th Apr '17 9:20:34 PM Superfield
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** An early episode had him narrowly avoid falling victim to one of these by pure chance. He was pretending to be the friend of a friend (well, cellmate of a cellmate) and correctly guessed that the in-between party didn't drink.
13th Apr '17 9:16:35 PM Superfield
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** Michael, in one of his many voiceovers, mentions that the risk of falling prey to one of these is the reason why spies avoid assuming other people's identities whenever possible... and that, if you do have to do it, it helps if the other person is scared to death of the one you're pretending to be.
** A completely different episode has him as the bluffer instead of the imposter:
13th Apr '17 9:09:56 PM Superfield
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* Love of ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' bluffs an impostor of her mother by switching her and Setsuna's presents and thanking her for the wrong one. Since Love is an IdiotHero, everybody else had already figured out that the Ayumi living with them was a fake already, but it's the thought that counts.

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* Love of ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' bluffs an impostor of her mother by switching her and Setsuna's presents and thanking her for the wrong one. Since Love is an IdiotHero, everybody else had already figured out that the Ayumi living with them was a fake already, but it's the thought that counts.
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