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12th Dec '16 8:17:28 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 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 stopped there...

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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 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 stopped there...
12th Dec '16 2:19:50 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 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.

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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 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 stopped there...
13th Nov '16 11:08:57 AM SeanMurrayI
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* This trope is partially reversed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' when Bart tampers with a "Wanted" poster for his family, making it look like another family in the very same store.
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* This trope is partially reversed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' when Bart tampers with a "Wanted" poster for his family, making it look like another family in the very same store.
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13th Nov '16 9:39:03 AM Quantanaut
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* This trope is partially reversed in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' when Bart tampers with a "Wanted" poster for his family, making it look like another family in the very same store.
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9th Nov '16 2:21:59 PM nombretomado
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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).]]

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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).Creator/JohnCleese).]]
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.
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