History Main / ButIPlayOneOnTV

25th Jul '16 12:24:38 PM pinkdalek
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** Children used to come up to Creator/TomBaker and ask him if he enjoyed travelling in time and could they come with him. (Apparently he used to play along with it rather than traumatize a young mind.) He also has said in interviews that once in a while men would try to pick fights with him, to show they were tougher than The Doctor, and he would have to talk them out of it.

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** Children used to come up to Creator/TomBaker and ask him if he enjoyed travelling in time and could they come with him. (Apparently he used to play along with it rather than traumatize a young mind.) He also has said in interviews that once in a while men would try to pick fights with him, to show they were tougher than The Doctor, and he would have to talk them out of it. Baker has also reported that when he goes to hospital, the (real, medical) doctors like to pretend they're working with the Doctor and ask him to explain things, and he plays along by coming up with gibberish {{Technobabble}}.
29th Jun '16 1:22:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Series one of ''MonkeyDust'' had a sketch where the comedian David Baddiel would frequently be called on to perform difficult specialist tasks (such as brain surgery or piloting a space shuttle) because as a famous comedian he should be able to adapt to any role, even off-stage.

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* Series one of ''MonkeyDust'' ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'' had a sketch where the comedian David Baddiel would frequently be called on to perform difficult specialist tasks (such as brain surgery or piloting a space shuttle) because as a famous comedian he should be able to adapt to any role, even off-stage.
12th Jun '16 5:31:13 AM Iampureevil
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* In an entertaining inversion of this trope, during a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a [=PhD=] in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.


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* Durings a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a [=PhD=] in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.
25th May '16 11:13:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is the reason that Creator/JeanBoht decided she could not continue playing Nelly Boswell on the sitcom Series/{{Bread}}. The show was set in Liverpool, where she lived, and many people confused her with the character. She said people have had arguments with her over her fictional TV family and how she treated them, and cab drivers not taking her because of the programme.
23rd May '16 8:00:27 PM mickey211
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* In an entertaining inversion of this trope, during a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a [=PhD=] in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.

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* In an entertaining inversion of this trope, during a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a [=PhD=] in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.
14th May '16 2:49:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Canadian actor Julian Richings starred in the Casper Van Dien sci-fi/action vehicle ''The Time Shifters'', in which he played a disaster tourist from the future who went back in time to visit various catastrophes. When Van Dien's character spots him onboard a plane, he immediately realizes that the plane is about to crash. As a result, anytime someone recognized Richings when he had to fly somewhere they would mildly panic, and he had to reassure them that nothing was going to happen to the flight. Nowadays, since his exposure on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', people who recognize him instead go "hey look, it's [[TheGrimReaper Death]]!"

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* Canadian actor Julian Richings starred in the Casper Van Dien sci-fi/action vehicle ''The Time Shifters'', ''Film/ThrillSeekers'', in which he played a disaster tourist from the future who went back in time to visit various catastrophes. When Van Dien's character spots him onboard a plane, he immediately realizes that the plane is about to crash. As a result, anytime someone recognized Richings when he had to fly somewhere they would mildly panic, and he had to reassure them that nothing was going to happen to the flight. Nowadays, since his exposure on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', people who recognize him instead go "hey look, it's [[TheGrimReaper Death]]!"
14th May '16 11:40:48 AM nombretomado
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* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen has stated that, outside of his native British Isles, most fans recognize him as characters such as Gandalf from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. When he came to New York to lend support post-911, a policeman actually smiled at him and said, "Thanks for helping out, {{Magneto}}." Rather than be upset by it, he finds it an honor to be associated with such iconic characters. In fact, apparently when a reporter said "I don't know how to call you, [[KnightFever Sir, Sir Ian, Sir McKellen]]" his reply was "Call me Gandalf". (helps that he discourages being called "Sir Ian")

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* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen has stated that, outside of his native British Isles, most fans recognize him as characters such as Gandalf from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. When he came to New York to lend support post-911, a policeman actually smiled at him and said, "Thanks for helping out, {{Magneto}}.ComicBook/{{Magneto}}." Rather than be upset by it, he finds it an honor to be associated with such iconic characters. In fact, apparently when a reporter said "I don't know how to call you, [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir, Sir Ian, Sir McKellen]]" his reply was "Call me Gandalf". (helps that he discourages being called "Sir Ian")
5th May '16 4:24:54 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Biker:''' "You're Q right?"
-->'''John:''' (''deciding his chances of survival are greater if he pretends to be omnipotent''): "Um ... Yeah"
-->'''Biker:''' "So can you bring dead people back to life?"
-->'''John:''' "Only if I like them"
-->'''Biker:''' (''grunts and walks off and John thinks 'Trekkies come in all forms.''')

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-->'''Biker:''' "You're Q right?"
-->'''John:''' (''deciding
You're Q, right?\\
'''John:''' ''(deciding
his chances of survival are greater if he pretends to be omnipotent''): "Um ... Yeah"
-->'''Biker:''' "So
omnipotent)'' Um...yeah.\\
'''Biker:''' So
can you bring dead people back to life?"
-->'''John:''' "Only
life?\\
'''John:''' Only
if I like them"
-->'''Biker:'''
them.\\
'''Biker:'''
(''grunts and walks off and John thinks 'Trekkies come in all forms.''')
10th Apr '16 5:54:39 AM readergirl304
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* In his first autobiography, the trope-naming I Am Not Spock, Leonard Nimoy described a fan cornering him to ask if he could touch her friend's blind eye and use his Vulcan powers to heal her. Nimoy was shaken by the experience, but realized simular things happen to actors all the time. Contrary to popular perception, fans with this type of confusion (NOT his frustration with being typecast) are what inspired the title of the book.
27th Mar '16 8:06:23 AM mlsmithca
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** Some people confuse Creator/JackGleeson for the detestable [[TheCaligula King Joffrey, Worst of His Name]], sometimes even [[FanDumb to the point of harassment]]. Gleeson's [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor real-life personality couldn't more strongly contrast]] to Joffrey.

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** Some people confuse Creator/JackGleeson for the detestable [[TheCaligula King Joffrey, Worst of His Name]], sometimes even [[FanDumb to the point of harassment]]. Gleeson's [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor [[MeanCharacterNiceActor real-life personality couldn't more strongly contrast]] to Joffrey.



* Creator/AlanAlda at one time visited Chile, and during his time there developed a severe intestinal problem which required surgery. The Chilean surgeon tried to explain the procedure... before Alda cut him off and described the entire procedure in correct, technical terms. He then explained to the surgeon that he played a surgeon on a TV show called MASH, and that his character had performed the exact same procedure in an episode recorded a while earlier. The surgeon cracked up.
* In an entertaining inversion of this trope, during a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a PhD in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.

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* Creator/AlanAlda at one time visited Chile, and during his time there developed a severe intestinal problem which required surgery. The Chilean surgeon tried to explain the procedure... before Alda cut him off and described the entire procedure in correct, technical terms. He then explained to the surgeon that he played a surgeon on a TV show called MASH, ''Series/{{MASH}}'', and that his character had performed the exact same procedure in an episode recorded a while earlier. The surgeon cracked up.
* In an entertaining inversion of this trope, during a red-carpet interview at the Golden Globe Awards, actress Mayim Bialik of ''Series/BigBangTheory'' was asked if people expected her to be able to do calculus in her head and act like a scientist when they met her in real life. Bialik gave the interviewer a short, scathing look, then pointed out that, as she had earned a PhD [=PhD=] in Neuroscience, she ''is'' a scientist in real life, and yes, she can also do calculus in her head. The interviewer looked suitably sheepish after that.
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