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14th May '16 9:44:48 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' did a similar plot with Daffy and Porky. Apparently there are a lot of criminal pigs in that universe.
** And a ''Duck Dodgers'' episode has a criminal called Drake Darkstar, who looks just like Dodgers, switch places with him through a series of convenient incidents. The usual end of a 'criminal twin' plot is given a twist: the Space Cadet [[spoiler:actually lets Dodgers get sent to jail instead of Darkstar after Dodgers confirms his identity by reminding the Cadet of eight or nine incredibly horrible things Dodgers had done to the Cadet, including 'Remember when I sold your sister to the sausage factory?', [[EvenEvilHasStandards which even Darkstar thinks is cold]]. Darkstar may have been murderous and terrifying, but at least he was being honest about it.]]

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*** ** ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' did a similar plot with Daffy and Porky. Apparently there are a lot of criminal pigs in that universe.
** And a ''Duck Dodgers'' episode has a criminal called Drake Darkstar, who looks just like Dodgers, switch places with him through a series of convenient incidents. The usual end of a 'criminal twin' plot is given a twist: the Space Cadet [[spoiler:actually lets Dodgers get sent to jail instead of Darkstar after Dodgers confirms his identity by reminding the Cadet of eight or nine incredibly horrible things Dodgers had done to the Cadet, including 'Remember when I sold your sister to the sausage factory?', [[EvenEvilHasStandards which even Darkstar thinks is cold]]. Darkstar may have been murderous and terrifying, but at least he was being honest about it.]]
14th May '16 8:41:07 AM Odacon_Spy
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** And a ''Duck Dodgers'' episode has a criminal called Drake Darkstar, who looks just like Dodgers, switch places with him through a series of convenient incidents. The usual end of a 'criminal twin' plot is given a twist: the Space Cadet [[spoiler:actually lets Dodgers get sent to jail instead of Darkstar after Dodgers confirms his identity by reminding the Cadet of eight or nine incredibly horrible things Dodgers had done to the Cadet, including 'Remember when I sold your sister to the sausage factory?' Darkstar may have been murderous and terrifying, but at least he was being honest about it.]]

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** And a ''Duck Dodgers'' episode has a criminal called Drake Darkstar, who looks just like Dodgers, switch places with him through a series of convenient incidents. The usual end of a 'criminal twin' plot is given a twist: the Space Cadet [[spoiler:actually lets Dodgers get sent to jail instead of Darkstar after Dodgers confirms his identity by reminding the Cadet of eight or nine incredibly horrible things Dodgers had done to the Cadet, including 'Remember when I sold your sister to the sausage factory?' factory?', [[EvenEvilHasStandards which even Darkstar thinks is cold]]. Darkstar may have been murderous and terrifying, but at least he was being honest about it.]]
22nd Apr '16 10:10:55 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The TV movie ''WesternAnimation/YogisGreatEscape'' has WesternAnimation/YogiBear and Boo Boo entering a Western town run by WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw, who mistakes them for a couple of identical bear bandits and arrests them.

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* The TV movie ''WesternAnimation/YogisGreatEscape'' ''Yogi's Great Escape'' has WesternAnimation/YogiBear and Boo Boo entering a Western town run by WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw, who mistakes them for a couple of identical bear bandits and arrests them.
22nd Apr '16 10:10:27 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The TV movie ''WesternAnimation/YogisGreatEscape'' has WesternAnimation/YogiBear and Boo Boo entering a Western town run by WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw, who mistakes them for a couple of identical bear bandits and arrests them.
16th Apr '16 8:46:50 AM bwburke94
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* Another notable example is the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Beck_case Adolf Beck]]. He was mistaken for a serial con artist named John Smith and convicted after a bungled investigation concluded that Beck was said con artist living under a false name. He was then cleared partially (of being John Smith) and released after the sentence was over, but was accused again. [[spoiler: Luckily, this time the judge had some doubts and postponed sentencing. Ten days later they caught the real John Smith, who resembled Adolf but had a scar which proved that he was the actual criminal.]]
* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by viewers who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.
** At least once, the producers of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' actually had to have a special card printed up for a re-enactment actress because so many people were calling the police on her.

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* Another notable example is the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Beck_case Adolf Beck]]. He was mistaken for a serial con artist named John Smith and convicted after a bungled investigation concluded that Beck was said con artist living under a false name. He was then cleared partially (of being John Smith) and released after the sentence was over, but was accused again. [[spoiler: Luckily, this time This time, the judge had some doubts and postponed sentencing. Ten days later they caught the real John Smith, who resembled Adolf but had a scar which proved that he was the actual criminal.]]
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* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by viewers who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.
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footage. At least once, the producers of ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' actually had to have a special card printed up for a re-enactment actress because so many people were calling the police on her.
7th Feb '16 7:11:24 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]] ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender."

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* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]] ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender."
19th Jan '16 11:43:24 PM SeanMurrayI
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* The 1990 comedy ''Bullseye!'' features Michael Caine and Roger Moore playing a pair of [[ConMan Con Men]] who attempt to exploit their resemblance to a pair of nuclear physicists (also played by Caine and Moore) who believe they have invented a limitless supply of energy. At the end of the movie, they lose all their money investing in a movie about themselves starring John Cleese, who turned out to be a conman who just happened to look like Cleese (played of course, by JohnCleese).

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* The 1990 comedy ''Bullseye!'' features Michael Caine and Roger Moore playing a pair of [[ConMan Con Men]] who attempt to exploit their resemblance to a pair of nuclear physicists (also played by Caine and Moore) who believe they have invented a limitless supply of energy. At the end of the movie, they lose all their money investing in a movie about themselves starring John Cleese, [[spoiler: who turned out to be a conman who just happened to look like Cleese (played of course, by JohnCleese).]]
15th Jan '16 6:42:38 AM Anddrix
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* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by [[ViewersAreMorons viewers]] who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.

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* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by [[ViewersAreMorons viewers]] viewers who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.
18th Dec '15 5:56:40 PM StarTropes
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* Sam Hanna has to deal with this on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' when his doppelganger frames him for murder. {{Lampshaded}} by Granger when Eric uncovers the truth.
7th Dec '15 11:36:58 AM Galacton
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Sonic is blamed by the government for breaking and entering into a top secret facility and stealing a Chaos Emerald. This was actually done by Shadow and Sonic is able to put 2 and 2 together once the two come face to face. A lot of characters mistake Shadow for Sonic throughout the game. [[FridgeLogic One questions how people can mistake red and blue and two completely different hairstyles however.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Sonic is blamed by the government for breaking and entering into a top secret facility and stealing a Chaos Emerald. This was actually done by Shadow and Sonic is able to put 2 and 2 together once the two come face to face. Interestingly, this was completely unintentional on Shadow's part and Shadow initially assumes Sonic to be ''his'' fake when they meet up. A lot of characters mistake Shadow for Sonic throughout the game. [[FridgeLogic One questions how people can mistake red a black hedgehog and blue hedgehog and two completely different differently spiked hairstyles however.though.]]
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