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6th Sep '17 4:20:09 PM Amahn
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* An early episode of ''Series/NewsRadio'' when Dave and Lisa were still trying to hide their relationship from the office had them ask Beth to lie for them. She quickly starts getting confused by the lies she's telling and things start falling apart.
5th Sep '17 9:28:46 PM Nadim
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Sonny With A Chance}}'' has Sonny write a fan letter to herself when she thinks she doesn't have any fans writing for her. This forces her to disguise herself as her own fan, switching between both her two selves and even having to meet her own disguise in front of the world.
8th Jul '17 1:20:46 AM mariic
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* An ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode had one of these, where the Eds accidentally break Kevin's window and Eddy blames it on a group of mysterious creatures called "Mucky Boys". Naturally, everyone else decides to investigate, leading to the Eds going to increasing lengths to fabricate evidence the Mucky Boys' existence. In a slight variation, Edd knows that this can only end badly and tries to no avail to convince Eddy to confess the truth.

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* An ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode had one of these, where the Eds accidentally break Kevin's window and Eddy blames it on a group of mysterious creatures called "Mucky Boys". Naturally, everyone else decides to investigate, leading to the Eds going to increasing lengths to fabricate evidence the Mucky Boys' existence. In a slight variation, [[GenreSavvy Edd knows that this can only end badly and tries to no avail to convince Eddy to confess the truth.]]
30th May '17 5:44:37 PM WarriorsGate
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* ''Series/{{Chalk}}'', a mid-90s sitcom by Creator/StevenMoffat, invoked this trope quite heavily, given that it was blatantly 'Fawlty Towers in an English comprehensive school.'
22nd May '17 12:02:18 PM Rysto
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* This is how Penny Ack became a supervillain in ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain''. In the beginning, she tries to prevent her friend from committing vandalism for petty reasons. When a KnightTemplar superhero intervenes and accuses them of trying to steal a valuable piece of alien technology, she plays along to protect her real identity and keep she and her friends out of trouble. The snowball really starts to pick up speed when Penny starts committing flashy crimes at random to redirect suspicion from herself. Her reputation is cemented after she participates in some major crimes [[spoiler:after a real supervillain blackmails her]]. It has reached the point where even major acts of heroism by Penny are reinterpreted by the authorities as simply being elements of some villainous master plan, and Penny herself [[spoiler: begins to wonder if perhaps [[BecomingTheMask she actually prefers being a supervillain anyway]].]]
17th May '17 10:35:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** They eventually lampshade their use of the trope in the 10th season episode "Daphne Does Dinner". The episodes starts at the crash of one of these plots, and [[NoodleIncident although we never get to see it]], it apparently involved Frasier having Tourette syndrome, flaming kebabs, a burning toupee, Martin as an Italian count, and a goat in the kitchen. In a rare case of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] Daphne claims that the constant party complications comes from the involvement of the title character (and his brother), and decides to to ban him from any involvement in the party she's planning. [[spoiler: When her party ends up just as badly, the Crane family takes it as a rite of passage to become a Crane.]]

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** They eventually lampshade their use of the trope in the 10th season episode "Daphne Does Dinner". The episodes starts at the crash of one of these plots, and [[NoodleIncident although we never get to see it]], it apparently involved Frasier having Tourette syndrome, flaming kebabs, a burning toupee, Martin as an Italian count, and a goat in the kitchen. In a rare case of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] Daphne claims that the constant party complications comes from the involvement of the title character (and his brother), and decides to to ban him from any involvement in the party she's planning. [[spoiler: When her party ends up just as badly, the Crane family takes it as a rite of passage to become a Crane.]]



* An ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode had one of these, where the Eds accidentally break Kevin's window and Eddy blames it on a group of mysterious creatures called "Mucky Boys". Naturally, everyone else decides to investigate, leading to the Eds going to increasing lengths to fabricate evidence the Mucky Boys' existence. In a slight variation, Edd is GenreSavvy enough to know that this can only end badly and tries to no avail to convince Eddy to confess the truth.

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* An ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode had one of these, where the Eds accidentally break Kevin's window and Eddy blames it on a group of mysterious creatures called "Mucky Boys". Naturally, everyone else decides to investigate, leading to the Eds going to increasing lengths to fabricate evidence the Mucky Boys' existence. In a slight variation, Edd is GenreSavvy enough to know knows that this can only end badly and tries to no avail to convince Eddy to confess the truth.
21st Apr '17 8:59:00 PM Monolaf317
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** This happens for a bit in [[VacationEpisode Episode 10]] when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it gets a whole lot worse from there.

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** This happens for a bit in [[VacationEpisode Episode 10]] when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it gets a whole lot worse goes downhill from there.
15th Mar '17 11:14:14 PM Levondevari
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** ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'', being the film Film/TheBirdcage is based off, features this as well in the same manner.



** ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'', being the film Film/TheBirdcage is based off, features this as well in the same manner.
9th Mar '17 5:47:25 PM Monolaf317
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** This happens for a bit in Episode 10 when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it gets a whole lot worse from there.

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** This happens for a bit in [[VacationEpisode Episode 10 10]] when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it gets a whole lot worse from there.
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9th Mar '17 5:46:48 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'':
** For about a half of Episode 5, after Ally accidentally intrudes on Havoc's meeting with his weapon dealer.
** This happens for a bit in Episode 10 when Ally and Kim see Nighthook with Havoc. It starts out as lying about Nighthook being their waiter, and it gets a whole lot worse from there.
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