History Main / EnemyMime

17th Jun '17 2:19:37 PM nombretomado
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* There was a claim circulating on the Web some years back (it even made its way onto {{Wikipedia}} until it was removed) that there was a nasty, SnobsVersusSlobs historical rivalry between mimes and {{Blackface}} minstrels, similar to that between vaudeville and burlesque performers, or metal and punk fans in our own day. What make this legend plausible are the many similarities between mimes and blackface comedians: both wear heavy makeup (of contrasting colors, to be sure), white gloves and (at least sometimes in the case of mimes) top hats; and both are loathed by many people nowadays. But the story was soon exposed as a lie when it was pointed out that mime artistry didn't start to become popular in America until Marcel Marceau visited the U.S. in the mid-1950s, by which point blackface minstrelsy was clearly dying out.

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* There was a claim circulating on the Web some years back (it even made its way onto {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} until it was removed) that there was a nasty, SnobsVersusSlobs historical rivalry between mimes and {{Blackface}} minstrels, similar to that between vaudeville and burlesque performers, or metal and punk fans in our own day. What make this legend plausible are the many similarities between mimes and blackface comedians: both wear heavy makeup (of contrasting colors, to be sure), white gloves and (at least sometimes in the case of mimes) top hats; and both are loathed by many people nowadays. But the story was soon exposed as a lie when it was pointed out that mime artistry didn't start to become popular in America until Marcel Marceau visited the U.S. in the mid-1950s, by which point blackface minstrelsy was clearly dying out.
6th Jun '17 7:16:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': Marcel, Robur's right-hand man.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'': ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Marcel, Robur's right-hand man.
30th Apr '17 5:08:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''TotallySpies'' has Jazz Hands, a Mime Villain hell-bent on showing the world the beauty of his craft, usually by converting people into mimes. At first he seems to be a poor mime himself, as he never seems to shut up, but [[LetsGetDangerous when he does buckle down he gives the heroines quite a tough time]].

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* ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' has Jazz Hands, a Mime Villain hell-bent on showing the world the beauty of his craft, usually by converting people into mimes. At first he seems to be a poor mime himself, as he never seems to shut up, but [[LetsGetDangerous when he does buckle down he gives the heroines quite a tough time]].
18th Mar '17 7:15:44 PM Scifimaster92
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* The SoBadItsGood Israeli CultClassic ''Film/AnAmericanHippieInIsrael'' has a mysterious pair of silent gun-toting men in black suits, top hats, and silver makeup who stalk the protagonist throughout, mow down a hippie commune save for the four leads, and ultimately [[spoiler:make a getaway in the group's vehicle once they have destroyed themselves]].
12th Mar '17 6:26:35 PM Bailoroc
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** Going a step further, Dee Dee was in fact trained in pantomime and given her mime clothes by a group of friendly mimes she sought out.
12th Mar '17 5:02:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* On a recent episode of ''Monday Night Raw'', Big E Langston was attacked during his match with Adam Rose by two "Rosebuds" (a group of costumed groupies and mascots who accompany Rose to his matches) wearing mime masks. The mimes then unmasked to reveal themselves as [[spoiler: Antonio Cesaro and Tyson Kidd]].

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* On a recent episode of ''Monday Night Raw'', Big E Langston Wrestling/BigELangston was attacked during his match with Adam Rose by two "Rosebuds" (a group of costumed groupies and mascots who accompany Rose to his matches) wearing mime masks. The mimes then unmasked to reveal themselves as [[spoiler: Antonio Cesaro and Tyson Kidd]].
12th Dec '16 12:55:52 PM AnotherDuck
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* Heroic Inversion: Marcel Marceau, during World War II and before his miming days, was a member of the French Resistance, and later was a liaison officer with George Patton after the liberation of France.
** [[spoiler: Supposedly, he would defeat people by hiding behind an invisible wall, then silently returning fire.]]
** And yet in Mel Brooks' ''Film/SilentMovie'' he was the only person who spoke aloud. First he had to reach the telephone by walking against a terrific wind and when asked if he'd be in the movie he gave his answer aloud. [[spoiler: It was ''no''.]]
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9th Nov '16 10:09:26 AM nombretomado
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* In some productions of ''JesusChristSuperstar'', Judas Iscariot is constantly shadowed by two voiceless and [[TheBlank literally faceless]] humanoid figures (actually two mime-artists in flesh-colored bodysuits) who act out various eerie imaginings known only to them. They represent Judas's evil side, and when [[ItWasHisSled he hangs himself near the end of the play]], they're the ones who slip on the noose.

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* In some productions of ''JesusChristSuperstar'', ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'', Judas Iscariot is constantly shadowed by two voiceless and [[TheBlank literally faceless]] humanoid figures (actually two mime-artists in flesh-colored bodysuits) who act out various eerie imaginings known only to them. They represent Judas's evil side, and when [[ItWasHisSled he hangs himself near the end of the play]], they're the ones who slip on the noose.
29th Oct '16 1:42:46 PM nombretomado
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* The third expansion of ''GuildWars'' features an evil mime that steals the voices of three villagers and prevents the player character from using shout buffs.

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* The third expansion of ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' features an evil mime that steals the voices of three villagers and prevents the player character from using shout buffs.
19th Oct '16 3:17:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the book ''[[TheEschatonSeries Singularity Sky]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross, there are monstrous mimes, near-dead white creatures who attack by throwing flesh eating, nanobot-filled pies at people. They never rest or sleep, but occasionally get stuck in invisible boxes.

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* In the book ''[[TheEschatonSeries Singularity Sky]]'' ''Literature/SingularitySky'' by Creator/CharlesStross, there are monstrous mimes, near-dead white creatures who attack by throwing flesh eating, nanobot-filled pies at people. They never rest or sleep, but occasionally get stuck in invisible boxes.



* In the novel ''WhiteTeeth'' there's a couple of mentions of a mime-like weirdo (whom the characters never actually meet) named "Mr. White Face" (actually an Indian immigrant wearing white greasepaint and blue lipstick) who stalks the streets of North London, creepily staring at people (and angrily swearing at anyone who dares to stare back). He's actually one of several eccentric street people around that area of the city who enjoy creeping people out. The book paints them as JerkassWoobie characters who are either beaten down by life, insane, or mentally retarded.

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* In the novel ''WhiteTeeth'' ''Literature/WhiteTeeth'' there's a couple of mentions of a mime-like weirdo (whom the characters never actually meet) named "Mr. White Face" (actually an Indian immigrant wearing white greasepaint and blue lipstick) who stalks the streets of North London, creepily staring at people (and angrily swearing at anyone who dares to stare back). He's actually one of several eccentric street people around that area of the city who enjoy creeping people out. The book paints them as JerkassWoobie characters who are either beaten down by life, insane, or mentally retarded.
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