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26th Jun '16 9:25:52 PM SeanMurrayI
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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank--the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery. Had they left it at that...

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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, impostor--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank--the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery. Had they left it at that...robbery.
26th Jun '16 5:59:45 PM ANTMuddle
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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank--the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery.

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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank--the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery. Had they left it at that...
26th Jun '16 5:57:36 PM ANTMuddle
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This regularly leads to ActingForTwo, EmergencyImpersonation, SwappedRoles and either ClearMyName or ClearTheirName. A BeardOfEvil, irregular scar, or similar facial characteristic(s) may be employed so audiences can more easily differentiate between the original characters and their look-alikes, especially in comics and animation.

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This regularly leads to ActingForTwo, EmergencyImpersonation, SwappedRoles and either ClearMyName or ClearTheirName. A BeardOfEvil, irregular scar, or similar facial characteristic(s) may be employed so audiences can more easily differentiate between the original characters and their look-alikes, especially in comics and animation.
animation. When they enter the scene together, the innocent character's allies may have to resort to SpotTheImposter.
23rd Jun '16 8:54:40 PM nombretomado
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** A ''TinyToonAdventures'' episode dealt with a criminal who looked just like Hampton except for facial hair, a scar, and a missing tooth, naturally Plucky can't tell the difference and in the end the real Hamton ends up in prison.

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** A ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode dealt with a criminal who looked just like Hampton except for facial hair, a scar, and a missing tooth, naturally Plucky can't tell the difference and in the end the real Hamton ends up in prison.
29th May '16 5:19:35 PM WillKeaton
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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. 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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* Another notable example is the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Beck_case Adolf Beck]]. 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. 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.
29th May '16 5:17:38 PM WillKeaton
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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.
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