History Main / ElvisImpersonator

7th Nov '17 4:43:10 AM MCanter89
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A subtrope of this appears a lot in Dubs of Japanese media. Because the pompadour is considered DelinquentHair and most associated with bike gangs, a lot of minor or comedic villains get that hairstyle. In the process of dubbing, they're often turned into [[Creator/ConanOBrien (nearly)]] the only thing Westerners associate with pompadours. Additionally, Elvis [[BigInJapan has always been very popular in Japan]].

Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists three types of Elvis impersonators -- Look-alikes, sound-alikes, and combinations -- who tend to be either professionals, amateurs, JustForFun types, or those who do their routines for {{Comedy}} and/or {{Parody}}. They also state that the earliest known Elvis impersonator was a Canadian teenager who started making stage appearances in 1956.

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A subtrope of this appears a lot in Dubs of Japanese media. Because the pompadour is considered DelinquentHair and most associated with bike gangs, a lot of minor or comedic villains get that hairstyle. In the process of dubbing, they're often turned into [[Creator/ConanOBrien (nearly)]] ([[Creator/ConanOBrien nearly]]) the only thing Westerners associate with pompadours. Additionally, Elvis [[BigInJapan has always been very popular in Japan]].

Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists three types of Elvis impersonators -- Look-alikes, look-alikes, sound-alikes, and combinations -- who tend to be either professionals, amateurs, JustForFun types, or those who do their routines for {{Comedy}} {{comedy}} and/or {{Parody}}.{{parody}}. They also state that the earliest known Elvis impersonator was a Canadian teenager who started making stage appearances in 1956.



* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the entire gang "The Kings" is like this, although only the head honcho (who confusingly enough calls himself The King) and his NumberTwo do the voice due to the fact that the holotapes of Elvis himself broke a good while ago. Because it's a couple hundred years AfterTheEnd, nobody actually remembers who "The King" is, but after finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey they figured it]] '''[[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey must]]''' [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey be a place of worship]] and they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Uniquely, they're all very specifically impersonating young, slender, handsome Elvis -- many Kings, including the King's right hand man Pacer, wear replicas of his outfit from "Jailhouse Rock", for instance. Given that the world of Fallout had never really moved on from the Fifties, it's understandable.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the entire gang "The Kings" is like this, although only the head honcho (who confusingly enough calls himself The King) and his NumberTwo do the voice due to the fact that voice, because the holotapes of Elvis himself broke a good while ago. Because it's a couple hundred years AfterTheEnd, nobody actually remembers who "The King" is, but after finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey they figured it]] '''[[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey must]]''' [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey be a place of worship]] and they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Uniquely, they're all very specifically impersonating young, slender, handsome Elvis -- many Kings, including Kings (including the King's right hand man Pacer, right-hand man, Pacer) wear replicas of his outfit from "Jailhouse Rock", Rock," for instance. Given that the world of Fallout ''Fallout'' had never really moved on from the Fifties, it's understandable.



* In ''VideoGame/MapleStory'', the town of Amoria - where players can marry their characters - has Wayne, an Elvis impersonator who runs the small chapel, based on the typical Vegas 24-hour chapel. (Unlike a real one, using it requires ''some'' preparation and a reservation, just not as much as the large chapel.

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* In ''VideoGame/MapleStory'', the town of Amoria - where players can marry their characters - has Wayne, an Elvis impersonator who runs the small chapel, based on the typical Vegas 24-hour chapel. (Unlike a real one, using it requires ''some'' preparation and a reservation, just not as much as the large chapel. )



--> '''Alex''': "I won my unit's Elvis impersonator contest. Twice."
--> '''Yun Hee''': "The judges must have been very kind to you."

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* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': One episode had an Elvis {{Expy}} named [[AlliterativeName Purvis Parker]] and the gang met one of his impersonators.

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* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': One episode had an Elvis {{Expy}} {{expy}} named [[AlliterativeName Purvis Parker]] and the gang met one of his impersonators.



** Not only was his Elvis impression absolutely-spot on, but he also pre-dated the "impersonator" trend.
--> ''[[Music/{{REM}} Hey, Andy did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?]]''
--> ''Hey Andy are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby. Are we losing touch?''

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** Not only was his Elvis impression absolutely-spot on, absolutely spot-on, but he also pre-dated the "impersonator" trend.
--> ''[[Music/{{REM}} -->''[[Music/{{REM}} Hey, Andy did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?]]''
--> ''Hey Andy -->''Hey, Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby. Are we losing touch?''
6th Oct '17 2:01:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' episode "Night of the Living Dad", the invisible student Sid spends the entire episode impersonating Elvis Presley.
1st Oct '17 11:52:37 AM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* One Advertising/SeattleMariners ad showed pitcher Felix Hernandez (aka "King Felix") dressed as a variety of different kings. One of them was the King of Rock 'n Roll.
14th Sep '17 11:21:50 PM PaulA
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* In Robert [=McCammon=]'s ''Gone South'', a bounty hunter is unwillingly partnered with an apprentice who dresses like Elvis.

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* In Robert [=McCammon=]'s Creator/RobertRMcCammon's ''Gone South'', a bounty hunter is unwillingly partnered with an apprentice who dresses like Elvis.
13th Sep '17 4:59:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'': One episode had an Elvis {{Expy}} named [[AlliterativeName Purvis Parker]] and the gang met one of his impersonators.

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* ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'': ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': One episode had an Elvis {{Expy}} named [[AlliterativeName Purvis Parker]] and the gang met one of his impersonators.
23rd Aug '17 7:09:12 AM c4sk
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* The Music/ManicStreetPreachers mock one of these in the opener to their album ''Everything Must Go'', "Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier".
16th Aug '17 8:16:32 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendofBigPaw'', Marvin [=McNasty=]'s VillainSong "The King of Everything" for some reason has him turn into an Elvis impersonator near the end.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendofBigPaw'', ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendOfBigPaw'', Marvin [=McNasty=]'s VillainSong "The King of Everything" for some reason has him turn into an Elvis impersonator near the end.
16th Aug '17 8:15:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendofBigPaw'', Marvin [=McNasty=]'s VillainSong "The King of Everything" for some reason has him turn into an Elvis impersonator near the end.
3rd Aug '17 11:12:42 AM xcountryguy
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* Played with in an early episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''. One of the Earths the group visits is a world where Rembrandt was The King instead of Elvis, but died young, and there are loads of Rembrandt Impersonators. Rembrandt-Prime reveals himself and almost stays on that world to live a life of luxury, [[spoiler: but it turns out the Rembrandt of that world wasn't really dead; he just faked his death to get away from it all.]]
* On an episode of ''Series/CornerGas'', it's revealed that Oscar and Emma had never been married. Near the end of the episode, at their rehearsal dinner, it was revealed that they ''are'' married, but had lied to cover up their embarrassing "Elvis wedding". The townspeople all agree that being married by a guy dressed as Elvis isn't such a big deal and proceed to enjoy the dinner. Later, Oscar and Emma are seen burning their wedding photos in a fire. [[spoiler: They're the ones dressed as Elvis. Both of them.]]

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* Played with in an early episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}''. One of the Earths the group visits is a world where Rembrandt was The King instead of Elvis, but died young, and there are loads of Rembrandt Impersonators. Rembrandt-Prime reveals himself and almost stays on that world to live a life of luxury, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but it turns out the Rembrandt of that world wasn't really dead; he just faked his death to get away from it all.]]
* On an episode of ''Series/CornerGas'', it's revealed that Oscar and Emma had never been married. Near the end of the episode, at their rehearsal dinner, it was revealed that they ''are'' married, but had lied to cover up their embarrassing "Elvis wedding". The townspeople all agree that being married by a guy dressed as Elvis isn't such a big deal and proceed to enjoy the dinner. Later, Oscar and Emma are seen burning their wedding photos in a fire. [[spoiler: They're [[spoiler:They're the ones dressed as Elvis. Both of them.]]
22nd Jul '17 9:37:09 AM john_e
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} 2'', the "Entertainers" who boost Luxury in cities are represented by Elvis heads. On higher difficulties, the Luxury stat will be the bane of your existence; entire cities will ''revolt'' if deprived of a single day of hip shaking.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} 2'', 1'' and ''2'', the "Entertainers" who boost Luxury in cities are represented by Elvis heads. On higher difficulties, the Luxury stat will be the bane of your existence; entire cities will ''revolt'' if deprived of a single day of hip shaking.
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