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27th Aug '16 2:51:20 PM Aquila89
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** George was fond of bragging that the previous owner of his car was Jon Voight. This was technically true in that it belonged to someone with that name, but it wasn't the famous actor, as he wanted people to believe.

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** George was fond of bragging that the previous owner of his car was Jon Voight.Creator/JonVoight. This was technically true in that it belonged to someone with that name, but it wasn't the famous actor, as he wanted people to believe.
3rd Jul '16 1:19:43 PM gewunomox
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* The 1965 film ''The Girls on the Beach'' features not TheBeachBoys (who appear and perform in the film) but [[Music/TheBeatles their trans-Atlantic rivals]] (who do not). A beach bum trying to impress sorority sisters promises a Fab Four performance for their fundraising concert, and fails spectacularly to deliver.

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* The 1965 film ''The Girls on the Beach'' features not TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys (who appear and perform in the film) but [[Music/TheBeatles their trans-Atlantic rivals]] (who do not). A beach bum trying to impress sorority sisters promises a Fab Four performance for their fundraising concert, and fails spectacularly to deliver.
30th May '16 11:51:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''AGoofyMovie'': Max can't go to Roxanne's viewing party for pop star Powerline's concert because his father is taking him on a fishing trip. Naturally, Max tells her he can't come because they're going to be ''at'' the concert because Powerline and Goofy are friends from way back. At the end, Goofy and Max do break into the concert and appear on TV, but Max still feels the need to confess to Roxanne. She forgives him. (What do you expect? It's a Disney movie.)

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* ''AGoofyMovie'': ''Western/AGoofyMovie'': Max can't go to Roxanne's viewing party for pop star Powerline's concert because his father is taking him on a fishing trip. Naturally, Max tells her he can't come because they're going to be ''at'' the concert because Powerline and Goofy are friends from way back. At the end, Goofy and Max do break into the concert and appear on TV, but Max still feels the need to confess to Roxanne. She forgives him. (What do you expect? It's a Disney movie.)



* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir'' has Will lying to his aunt and uncle that he can get Boyz II Men to sing at Nicky's christening because he grew up with them in Philly. He goes to their studio where they are doing some recording sessions and begs them to come, which works at first until events lead up to clarifying what is a slight subversion of the trope: Will actually did know one of the members, Wanya Morris, but only because he stole his girlfriend, which leads to the group saying no. After this fails, he returns to the studio dressed in a Santa suit and gets them to come, until he accidentally reveals himself. Later on, when it seems they won't show up, Will begins to confess and it seems everyone is about to be disappointed, but the group shows up at the last minute singing "Silent Night" and their first names, in turn, are used as Nicky's middle name.

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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir'':
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has Will lying to his aunt and uncle that he can get Boyz II Men to sing at Nicky's christening because he grew up with them in Philly. He goes to their studio where they are doing some recording sessions and begs them to come, which works at first until events lead up to clarifying what is a slight subversion of the trope: Will actually did know one of the members, Wanya Morris, but only because he stole his girlfriend, which leads to the group saying no. After this fails, he returns to the studio dressed in a Santa suit and gets them to come, until he accidentally reveals himself. Later on, when it seems they won't show up, Will begins to confess and it seems everyone is about to be disappointed, but the group shows up at the last minute singing "Silent Night" and their first names, in turn, are used as Nicky's middle name.



* Inverted on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Sabrina ends up alienating her co-workers and they're convinced she's crazy. One day she pays for a woman's coffee and talks casually about it to her, not knowing it is actually Music/{{Ashanti}}. Ashanti later comes into the magazine office while it's empty and sings for Sabrina to prove who she is. The rest of the magazine refuse to believe Sabrina but then Ashanti comes back in and references their conversation earlier, making it seem like they know each other. Sabrina then makes it seem like they have known each other a while in order to save her reputation.

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* Inverted on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
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Sabrina ends up alienating her co-workers and they're convinced she's crazy. One day she pays for a woman's coffee and talks casually about it to her, not knowing it is actually Music/{{Ashanti}}. Ashanti later comes into the magazine office while it's empty and sings for Sabrina to prove who she is. The rest of the magazine refuse to believe Sabrina but then Ashanti comes back in and references their conversation earlier, making it seem like they know each other. Sabrina then makes it seem like they have known each other a while in order to save her reputation.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride'' Larry the Lion claims to know Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' in order to impress his son's classmates. A ZanyScheme ensues (involving kidnapping what turns out to be Donkey's stunt double), before Donkey decides to play along.
** It should be noted that in this case, Larry actually tries to get help from the "real celebrity" much ''earlier'' than the usual examples of this trope. However, Donkey keeps adamantly refusing. The only reason Donkey eventually decides to help is because [[spoiler: he walks in on Larry's son's classmates laughing at him...which causes Donkey to have a painful flashback to ''his own'' foalhood days of his classmates laughing at him, so Donkey sympathizes with Larry's son enough to play along.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa becomes popular when Bart tells everyone that she is best friends with a {{Hannah Montana}} {{Expy}}. Lisa plays along with the lie but eventually has to come clean.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride'' Larry the Lion claims to know Donkey from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' in order to impress his son's classmates. A ZanyScheme ensues (involving kidnapping what turns out to be Donkey's stunt double), before Donkey decides to play along.
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along. It should be noted that in this case, Larry actually tries to get help from the "real celebrity" much ''earlier'' than the usual examples of this trope. However, Donkey keeps adamantly refusing. The only reason Donkey eventually decides to help is because [[spoiler: he walks in on Larry's son's classmates laughing at him...which causes Donkey to have a painful flashback to ''his own'' foalhood days of his classmates laughing at him, so Donkey sympathizes with Larry's son enough to play along.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa becomes popular when Bart tells everyone that she is best friends with a {{Hannah Series/{{Hannah Montana}} {{Expy}}. Lisa plays along with the lie but eventually has to come clean.



* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's animated series]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' had Hercules claiming to know the master bard Orpheus and could get him to play at their dance to impress the amazon princess he had a crush on. Parodied in that Hades claimed the same thing to get Lastrigon, the Titan, to join his forces.
* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite "Sweet and Elite"]]. Rarity really ''does'' know Princess Celestia, which is what initially turns the Canterlot upper class' heads towards her; however, an incident involving some upper class ponies shunning her earlier in the day for coming from Ponyville drives her to put out a few fibs here and there to mask her origins. Eventually comes to a head when her friends from Ponyville show up at Canterlot, end up merging Twilight's birthday party with the upper class one Rarity was invited to, and inadvertently force Rarity to admit where she really came from. [[spoiler:Fortunately for her, one of the most influential ponies she befriended finds the whole thing "delightfully rustic", so she gets to keep her celebrity status despite the earlier lies.]]

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* [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's animated series]] of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' had Hercules claiming to know the master bard Orpheus and could get him to play at their dance to impress the amazon princess he had a crush on. Parodied in that Hades claimed the same thing to get Lastrigon, the Titan, to join his forces.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite "Sweet and Elite"]]. Rarity really ''does'' know Princess Celestia, which is what initially turns the Canterlot upper class' heads towards her; however, an incident involving some upper class ponies shunning her earlier in the day for coming from Ponyville drives her to put out a few fibs here and there to mask her origins. Eventually comes to a head when her friends from Ponyville show up at Canterlot, end up merging Twilight's birthday party with the upper class one Rarity was invited to, and inadvertently force Rarity to admit where she really came from. [[spoiler:Fortunately for her, one of the most influential ponies she befriended finds the whole thing "delightfully rustic", so she gets to keep her celebrity status despite the earlier lies.]]


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* Jetta from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is an English woman who lies about her celebrity status in America. She eventually becomes an actual celebrity by joining The Misfits but she constantly tells her bandmates how she's friends with the queen and is wealthy. It isn't until several episodes later that her lie is exposed, after she almost weasels Pizzazz out of a million dollars.
15th May '16 1:28:24 AM DarkStorm
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* Subverted in [[WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing The Thing]] cartoon. Benji Grimm says the Thing will show up for a high-school talent show, which should be easy (since he ''is'' the Thing), but every time he transforms, he accidentally scares a janitor and then changes back to try to calm him down instead of just staying as the thing and going to the show. In the end, the Thing never makes it to the show.

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* Subverted in [[WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing The Thing]] cartoon. Benji Grimm says the Thing will show up for a high-school talent show, which should be easy (since he ''is'' the Thing), but every time he transforms, he accidentally scares a janitor and then changes back to try to calm him down instead of just staying as remaining the thing Thing and going to the show. In the end, the Thing never makes it to the show.
4th May '16 8:39:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzin%27_for_Blue_Jean Jazzin' for Blue Jean]]'': DavidBowie plays a man who tries to impress a woman by claiming (falsely) to be friends with a rock star she seems interested in, who is also played by David Bowie. [[spoiler: Turns out that she and the rock star knew each other -- ''as lovers'' -- all along.]]

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzin%27_for_Blue_Jean Jazzin' for Blue Jean]]'': DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie plays a man who tries to impress a woman by claiming (falsely) to be friends with a rock star she seems interested in, who is also played by David Bowie. [[spoiler: Turns out that she and the rock star knew each other -- ''as lovers'' -- all along.]]



* The plot of Music/DavidBowie's short film/music video, ''Jazzin' For Blue Jean'', is about this. Bowie plays a guy who tries to impress a girl by claiming he knows rock star Screamin' Lord Byron (also played by Bowie).
7th Apr '16 8:13:09 PM TheBookWasBetter
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** George was fond of bragging that the previous owner of his car was Jon Voight. This was technically true in that it belonged to someone with that name, but it wasn't the famous actor, as he wanted people to believe.
31st Mar '16 5:09:05 PM ObsidianFire
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** It should be noted that in this case, Larry actually tries to get help from the "real celebrity" much ''earlier'' than the usual examples of this trope, in a case of GenreSavvy. However, Donkey keeps adamantly refusing. The only reason Donkey eventually decides to help is because [[spoiler: he walks in on Larry's son's classmates laughing at him...which causes Donkey to have a painful flashback to ''his own'' foalhood days of his classmates laughing at him, so Donkey sympathizes with Larry's son enough to play along.]]

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** It should be noted that in this case, Larry actually tries to get help from the "real celebrity" much ''earlier'' than the usual examples of this trope, in a case of GenreSavvy.trope. However, Donkey keeps adamantly refusing. The only reason Donkey eventually decides to help is because [[spoiler: he walks in on Larry's son's classmates laughing at him...which causes Donkey to have a painful flashback to ''his own'' foalhood days of his classmates laughing at him, so Donkey sympathizes with Larry's son enough to play along.]]
24th Mar '16 10:23:31 AM DarkStorm
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* Subverted in [[FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing The Thing]] cartoon. Benji Grimm says the Thing will show up for a high-school talent show, which should be easy (since he ''is'' the Thing), but every time he transforms, he accidentally scares a janitor and then changes back to try to calm him down instead of just staying as the thing and going to the show. In the end, the Thing never makes it to the show.

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* Subverted in [[FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing [[WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing The Thing]] cartoon. Benji Grimm says the Thing will show up for a high-school talent show, which should be easy (since he ''is'' the Thing), but every time he transforms, he accidentally scares a janitor and then changes back to try to calm him down instead of just staying as the thing and going to the show. In the end, the Thing never makes it to the show.
24th Mar '16 10:22:32 AM DarkStorm
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* Subverted in [[FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing The Thing]] cartoon. Benji Grimm says the Thing will show up for a high-school talent show, which should be easy (since he ''is'' the Thing), but every time he transforms, he accidentally scares a janitor and then changes back to try to calm him down instead of just staying as the thing and going to the show. In the end, the Thing never makes it to the show.
20th Dec '15 11:51:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Sabrina ends up alienating her co-workers and they're convinced she's crazy. One day she pays for a woman's coffee and talks casually about it to her, not knowing it is actually {{Ashanti}}. Ashanti later comes into the magazine office while it's empty and sings for Sabrina to prove who she is. The rest of the magazine refuse to believe Sabrina but then Ashanti comes back in and references their conversation earlier, making it seem like they know each other. Sabrina then makes it seem like they have known each other a while in order to save her reputation.

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* Inverted on ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''. Sabrina ends up alienating her co-workers and they're convinced she's crazy. One day she pays for a woman's coffee and talks casually about it to her, not knowing it is actually {{Ashanti}}.Music/{{Ashanti}}. Ashanti later comes into the magazine office while it's empty and sings for Sabrina to prove who she is. The rest of the magazine refuse to believe Sabrina but then Ashanti comes back in and references their conversation earlier, making it seem like they know each other. Sabrina then makes it seem like they have known each other a while in order to save her reputation.
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