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Compare/contrast IAmSpartacus.

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Compare/contrast IAmSpartacus.
IAmSpartacus and ResistanceAsPlanned.
22nd Jun '17 11:25:16 AM Odacon_Spy
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-->'''Cop:''' Is anyone here a real criminal?
-->'''Previously unseen cop:''' I'm not.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvYx7QBYV10 Badly Broken]] does this with people who pretend to watch ''Series/BreakingBad'' to avoid feeling left out. As they commiserate with the guy who ended up hosting the finale because so many people where in the same boat and skipped it, they see ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' announced and decide [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain they'd better catch up.]]

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-->'''Cop:''' Is anyone here a real criminal?
-->'''Previously
criminal?\\
'''Previously
unseen cop:''' I'm not.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvYx7QBYV10 Badly Broken]] does this with people who pretend to watch ''Series/BreakingBad'' to avoid feeling left out. As they commiserate with the guy who ended up hosting the finale because so many people where were in the same boat and skipped it, they see ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' announced and decide [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain they'd better catch up.]]



* The senior leadership of the [CardCarryingVillain New Pacific Order] in ''Nationstates'' was, for most of its history, composed ''entirely'' of people who were sent to infiltrate it early on in its history and thought switching sides would be more fun than reporting back home to their original factions.

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* The senior leadership of the [CardCarryingVillain [[CardCarryingVillain New Pacific Order] Order]] in ''Nationstates'' was, for most of its history, composed ''entirely'' of people who were sent to infiltrate it early on in its history and thought switching sides would be more fun than reporting back home to their original factions.
17th May '17 12:47:38 PM Necrodomo
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* The senior leadership of the [CardCarryingVillain New Pacific Order] in ''Nationstates'' was, for most of its history, composed ''entirely'' of people who were sent to infiltrate it early on in its history and thought switching sides would be more fun than reporting back home to their original factions.
6th May '17 4:15:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/TheBeliever'': Danny starts a class advocating Nazism, and is later told most "students" are police informants, not actual neo-Nazis.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:HYDRA rebuilt itself and infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. ''from the beginning.'' While loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are implied to outnumber HYDRA operatives, there are still way too many for them to count as just TheMole.]]
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', the only two named members of TheIrishMob who aren't undercover cops or confidential informants are Mr. French and Fitzy.
* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' has Ricky [[MuggedForDisguise jack a milkman for his uniform]] to try and escape Freek Land, only to run into the rest of the freaks who also had the exact same idea. While they argue, the BigBad notices the dozen freaks dressed as milkmen from his window and [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight simply remarks that it must be a very competitive route]].



* In the movie ''Film/{{Traitor}}'', DeepCoverAgent Samir is tasked to place thirty suicide bombers on buses as part of a terror attack. He puts them all on the ''same'' bus...



* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' has Ricky [[MuggedForDisguise jack a milkman for his uniform]] to try and escape Freek Land, only to run into the rest of the freaks who also had the exact same idea. While they argue, the BigBad notices the dozen freaks dressed as milkmen from his window and [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight simply remarks that it must be a very competitive route]].
* In ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies'', the hero (who is a french spy passing for a businessman) meets the other foreign businessmen: all but one are also spies.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', the only two named members of TheIrishMob who aren't undercover cops or confidential informants are Mr. French and Fitzy.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:HYDRA rebuilt itself and infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. ''from the beginning.'' While loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are implied to outnumber HYDRA operatives, there are still way too many for them to count as just TheMole.]]

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* ''Film/{{Freaked}}'' has Ricky [[MuggedForDisguise jack a milkman for his uniform]] to try and escape Freek Land, only to run into the rest of the freaks who also had the exact same idea. While they argue, the BigBad notices the dozen freaks dressed as milkmen from his window and [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight simply remarks that it must be a very competitive route]].
* In ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies'', the hero (who is a french French spy passing for a businessman) meets the other foreign businessmen: all but one are also spies.
* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', the only two named members of TheIrishMob who aren't undercover cops or confidential informants are Mr. French and Fitzy.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:HYDRA rebuilt itself and infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. ''from the beginning.'' While loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are implied to outnumber HYDRA operatives, there are still way too many for them to count as just TheMole.]]
spies.



* ''Film/TheBeliever'': Danny starts a class advocating Nazism, and is later told most "students" are police informants, not actual neo-Nazis.

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* ''Film/TheBeliever'': Danny starts a class advocating Nazism, and In the movie ''Film/{{Traitor}}'', DeepCoverAgent Samir is later told most "students" are police informants, not actual neo-Nazis.tasked to place thirty suicide bombers on buses as part of a terror attack. He puts them all on the ''same'' bus...



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''{{Cybill}}'', Cybill dressed up as a prostitute to research an acting role she'd accepted. She asked another lady of the night what it was like being a prostitute, but it turned out she was also an actress. They asked a third woman, but she turned out to be a journalist. The three asked a fourth woman, but 'she' turned out to be a male vice squad officer.
* In a really funny season opener of the short lived show ''Series/TheAgency'', there was a bust of suspected terrorists, and it turned out it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39xIewgGaM all undercover cops ]]from different agencies.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a sketch called "Narc School" about a HighSchool where every single student was really an undercover narcotics agent.
* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode where Mary and Rhoda join a dating club for divorced people despite being single rather than divorced. At the end of the episode, it turned out that everyone there was single and not divorced except for the club founder.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the team attempt to infiltrate a pedophile "club" of sorts...only to discover that one of them was an FBI agent ''also'' setting up a sting. An exasperated Captain Cragen wonders aloud if this inability of the Good Guys to work together is why the Bad Guys keep staying ahead.
* The Original Flavour ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had a ([[AlwaysMurder lethal, naturally, considering this series]]) fallout from such an event during the 60s, where it turned out several supposed Communists/Hippie Protesters were actually cops and other agents spying on each other, and being purposely kept in the dark.
* More [[HilarityEnsues hilariously]], ''Series/{{Reno911}}'' did this with a drug sting. One of the protagonists suspected a store was secretly selling drugs, and tried to get the cashier to admit it without explicitly asking for drugs. The cashier was secretly an undercover cop, and was playing dumb to try to get the protagonist to explicitly ask for drugs.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''{{Cybill}}'', Cybill dressed up as a prostitute to research an acting role she'd accepted. She asked another lady of the night what it was like being a prostitute, but it turned out she was also an actress. They asked a third woman, but she turned out to be a journalist. The three asked a fourth woman, but 'she' turned out to be a male vice squad officer.
* In a really funny season opener of the short lived short-lived show ''Series/TheAgency'', there was a bust of suspected terrorists, and it turned out it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39xIewgGaM all undercover cops ]]from different agencies.
agencies.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a sketch called "Narc School" about a HighSchool where In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', it slowly becomes clear that every single student was really an undercover narcotics agent.
* ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode where Mary and Rhoda join a dating club for divorced people despite being single rather than divorced. At
member of TheTeam on [[CoolPlane the end of the episode, it turned out that everyone there was single and not divorced Bus]] except for the club founder.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the team attempt to infiltrate a pedophile "club" of sorts...only to discover that one of them was an FBI agent ''also'' setting up a sting. An exasperated Captain Cragen wonders aloud if this inability of the Good Guys to work together
Coulson is why the Bad Guys keep staying ahead.
* The Original Flavour ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had a ([[AlwaysMurder lethal, naturally, considering this series]]) fallout from such an event during the 60s, where it turned out several supposed Communists/Hippie Protesters were actually cops and other agents
spying on ''someone'', whether it be Coulson, each other, or just S.H.I.E.L.D. in general.
** Skye is a mole for [[spoiler:the Rising Tide, a hacktivist organization similar to Anonymous. Coulson wins her over relatively quickly though, convincing her that if S.H.I.E.L.D. is Big Brother, it's [[BenevolentConspiracy a protective
and being purposely kept well-meaning one]] that just goes overboard sometimes.]]
** May is a mole for [[spoiler:Director Fury, of all people, sent to keep an eye on Coulson and make sure [[CameBackWrong nothing went wrong with his resurrection.]] She also built the team (by providing Fury with a list of roles which he translated into a mission order to give to Coulson) so that she could take Coulson down and repair him if it became necessary.]]
** Ward is a mole for [[spoiler:HYDRA and its Centipede program, searching for the secrets of Coulson's resurrection. He seduced May in order to cement his cover--unaware that [[{{Irony}} she had all the information he needed]].]]
** [=FitzSimmons=] are a mole for [[spoiler:no one, at least at first. Mostly they just had the bad luck to end up
in the dark.
* More [[HilarityEnsues hilariously]], ''Series/{{Reno911}}'' did this with
middle of a bunch of conspiracies. They do start working against Coulson when he won't let them properly study the drug sting. One that brought him back to life, though. They want to hook it up to a S.H.I.E.L.D. mainframe to figure out how to mass-produce it and save countless lives, while he is freaked out about where it came from and possible side effects.]]
** And then of course we have [[spoiler:Coulson himself. He was in charge
of the protagonists suspected a store T.A.H.I.T.I. project that was secretly selling drugs, working on the drug to bring back an Avenger in case they fell in battle, and tried to get recommended it be shut down since there were horrific side effects and the cashier only thing that ''barely'' worked was erasing all memory of the treatment from the subjects' minds. He became its first success, but a few days after he discovered this, he began to admit it without explicitly asking exhibit those psychological side effects himself.]]
** In the following season, Agents [[spoiler:Morse and Mackenzie are spies
for drugs. The cashier a splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. that is seeking to supplant Coulson as Director. Agent Hartley was secretly an undercover cop, and was playing dumb to try to get one for the protagonist to explicitly ask for drugs.same group as well, but she died before TheReveal.]]



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', too, when Tony and Ziva [[UndercoverAsLovers act as an assassin couple]]. Fortunately, Gibbs and Fornell quickly agree to work together. As the series progressed, they would continue to have JurisdictionFriction with pretty much every security-related branch of the government (the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the ATF, the Department of Homeland Security...heck, even the local police aren't always cooperative!).

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', too, when Tony and Ziva [[UndercoverAsLovers act In an episode of ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', Cybill dressed up as a prostitute to research an assassin couple]]. Fortunately, Gibbs and Fornell quickly agree to work together. As the series progressed, they would continue to have JurisdictionFriction with pretty much every security-related branch acting role she'd accepted. She asked another lady of the government (the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the ATF, the Department night what it was like being a prostitute, but it turned out she was also an actress. They asked a third woman, but she turned out to be a journalist. The three asked a fourth woman, but 'she' turned out to be a male vice squad officer.
* In a ''Series/TheDailyShow'' episode spoofing {{Chatroulette}}'s recent media attention, Jon decides to try it out. Besides a couple
of Homeland Security...heck, people showing their junk, everybody Jon encounters is either a reporter or another Daily Show correspondent. When he gets to Katie Couric, she even complains that she is trying to do a piece on Chatroulette but so far she only got reporters.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]],
the local police aren't always cooperative!).Doctor and River search for a [[NobodyHereButUsStatues Weeping Angel]] in a cavern that they think is full of ordinary statues. They're wrong -- the statues are ALL withered, near-dead Angels, and they're ''waking up''.
* One sketch in ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet'' has a very blatant policeman trying to infiltrate a criminal gang while they're planning a robbery. Eventually it turns that everyone there is a undercover agent of some sort. They decide to go along with the robbery anyway.



* The Original Flavour ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had a ([[AlwaysMurder lethal, naturally, considering this series]]) fallout from such an event during the 60s, where it turned out several supposed Communists/Hippie Protesters were actually cops and other agents spying on each other, and being purposely kept in the dark.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had the team attempt to infiltrate a pedophile "club" of sorts... only to discover that one of them was an FBI agent ''also'' setting up a sting. An exasperated Captain Cragen wonders aloud if this inability of the Good Guys to work together is why the Bad Guys keep staying ahead.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Louie}}'' was about Louie C.K. taking a part in a film as a cop, and ended with him going to a convenience store while still in costume as it is being robbed. He tries to trick them with his fake gun, but the prop is so cheap it wasn't even meant to be removed from the holster--doing so reveals it doesn't even have an upper half. The robber doesn't shoot him though because, as his partner is just now finding out, his gun is also fake.
* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Honest Abe", Mac gets shanghaied by his CIA agent friend Abe to take down a South American dictator and a corrupt Army Major (played by Ben Stein) supplying the former with weapons. Eventually, one of the Major's lackeys reveals to the other he's an FBI agent seeking to bring down the Major and promises him immunity if he cooperates... and the other lackey replies he doesn't have to since he's also an undercover agent for Office of Budget and Management. And via background checks they discover that Abe is a CIA agent (they thought he had retired) and Mac is with the Phoenix Foundation. Naturally they are dumbfounded at the revelation that they are involved in an operation involving ''four'' secret agents of different agencies while they previously thought they were acting alone.
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' had an episode where Mary and Rhoda join a dating club for divorced people despite being single rather than divorced. At the end of the episode, it turned out that everyone there was single and not divorced except for the club founder.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', too, when Tony and Ziva [[UndercoverAsLovers act as an assassin couple]]. Fortunately, Gibbs and Fornell quickly agree to work together. As the series progressed, they would continue to have JurisdictionFriction with pretty much every security-related branch of the government (the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the ATF, the Department of Homeland Security...heck, even the local police aren't always cooperative!).



* One sketch in ''DoNotAdjustYourSet'' has a very blatant policeman trying to infiltrate a criminal gang while they're planning a robbery. Eventually it turns that everyone there is a undercover agent of some sort. They decide to go along with the robbery anyway.
* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Honest Abe", Mac gets shanghaied by his CIA agent friend Abe to take down a South American dictator and a corrupt Army Major (played by Ben Stein) supplying the former with weapons. Eventually, one of the Major's lackeys reveals to the other he's an FBI agent seeking to bring down the Major and promises him immunity if he cooperates... and the other lackey replies he doesn't have to since he's also an undercover agent for Office of Budget and Management. And via background checks they discover that Abe is a CIA agent (they thought he had retired) and Mac is with the Phoenix Foundation. Naturally they are dumbfounded at the revelation that they are involved in an operation involving ''four'' secret agents of different agencies while they previously thought they were acting alone.
* In a ''Series/TheDailyShow'' episode spoofing {{Chatroulette}}'s recent media attention, Jon decides to try it out. Besides a couple of people showing their junk, everybody Jon encounters is either a reporter or another Daily Show correspondent. When he gets to Katie Couric, she even complains that she is trying to do a piece on Chatroulette but so far she only got reporters.



* More [[HilarityEnsues hilariously]], ''Series/Reno911'' did this with a drug sting. One of the protagonists suspected a store was secretly selling drugs, and tried to get the cashier to admit it without explicitly asking for drugs. The cashier was secretly an undercover cop, and was playing dumb to try to get the protagonist to explicitly ask for drugs.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had a sketch called "Narc School" about a HighSchool where every single student was really an undercover narcotics agent.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Time of the Angels", the Doctor and River search for a [[NobodyHereButUsStatues Weeping Angel]] in a cavern that they think is full of ordinary statues. They're wrong - [[spoiler: the statues are ALL withered, near-dead angels, and they're waking up.]]
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', it slowly becomes clear that every single member of TheTeam on [[CoolPlane the Bus]] except for Coulson is spying on ''someone'', whether it be Coulson, each other, or just S.H.I.E.L.D. in general.
** Skye is a mole for [[spoiler:the Rising Tide, a hacktivist organization similar to Anonymous. Coulson wins her over relatively quickly though, convincing her that if S.H.I.E.L.D. is Big Brother, it's [[BenevolentConspiracy a protective and well-meaning one]] that just goes overboard sometimes.]]
** May is a mole for [[spoiler:Director Fury, of all people, sent to keep an eye on Coulson and make sure [[CameBackWrong nothing went wrong with his resurrection.]] She also built the team (by providing Fury with a list of roles which he translated into a mission order to give to Coulson) so that she could take Coulson down and repair him if it became necessary.]]
** Ward is a mole for [[spoiler:HYDRA and its Centipede program, searching for the secrets of Coulson's resurrection. He seduced May in order to cement his cover--unaware that [[{{Irony}} she had all the information he needed]].]]
** [=FitzSimmons=] are a mole for [[spoiler:no one, at least at first. Mostly they just had the bad luck to end up in the middle of a bunch of conspiracies. They do start working against Coulson when he won't let them properly study the drug that brought him back to life, though. They want to hook it up to a S.H.I.E.L.D. mainframe to figure out how to mass-produce it and save countless lives, while he is freaked out about where it came from and possible side effects.]]
** And then of course we have [[spoiler:Coulson himself. He was in charge of the T.A.H.I.T.I. project that was working on the drug to bring back an Avenger in case they fell in battle, and recommended it be shut down since there were horrific side effects and the only thing that ''barely'' worked was erasing all memory of the treatment from the subjects' minds. He became its first success, but a few days after he discovered this, he began to exhibit those psychological side effects himself.]]
** In the following season, Agents [[spoiler:Morse and Mackenzie are spies for a splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. that is seeking to supplant Coulson as Director. Agent Hartley was one for the same group as well, but she died before TheReveal.]]
* One episode of ''Series/{{Louie}}'' was about Louie C.K. taking a part in a film as a cop, and ended with him going to a convenience store while still in costume as it is being robbed. He tries to trick them with his fake gun, but the prop is so cheap it wasn't even meant to be removed from the holster--doing so reveals it doesn't even have an upper half. The robber doesn't shoot him though because, as his partner is just now finding out, his gun is also fake.






* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In one episode Bart went to an auction to mess with the bids. When he won, he snickered and bolted for the door. At which point the auctioneer awarded it to the second highest bidder... who also snickered and bolted for the door. It is revealed that ''no one'' placed a serious bid for that item.
** Another episode had Lisa pretend to be part Native American. When she confesses her fraud during a Native American conference, almost everyone there reveals they were faking their ancestry as well, including one guy who was [[TotemPoleTrench two dwarfs in a raincoat for some reason]]. Ironically, Homer then mentioned that their family actually ''does'' have Native American ancestry.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
**
In one an episode Bart went to an auction to mess with the bids. of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'', a picnic is accompanied by a series of parent-child games. Jimmy, who naturally despairs of [[BumblingDad Hugh]] winning anything unassisted, invents something that more or less instills hypercompetence in athletics. When he won, he snickered and bolted for [[TheRival Cindy]] wins after the door. At device malfunctions, it's revealed that her "mother" is actually her bodybuilding aunt, which would mean the prize goes to the Neutrons - except that they fess up to cheating as well, at which point the auctioneer awarded it to the second highest bidder... who also snickered presenter runs through every team present until near-terminally unathletic Carl and bolted for the door. It is his father are revealed that ''no one'' placed a serious bid for that item.
** Another episode had Lisa pretend
to be part Native American. When she confesses her fraud during a Native American conference, almost everyone there reveals they the only ones who haven't cheated in at least one of the events.
* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' - Terry attempts to stop an illegal weapons sale, but it turns out the 'dealers'
were faking their ancestry as well, including one guy who was [[TotemPoleTrench two dwarfs in a raincoat for some reason]]. Ironically, Homer then mentioned that their family actually ''does'' have Native American ancestry. Gotham PD. When Batman intervenes, the buyers run for it and get away. Commissioner Barbara Gordon chews him out for his rash behaviour. "It took us two months to set up that sting, and two minutes for you to ruin it!"



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' featured an episode of robot soap opera ''All My Circuits'', wherein a "Previously On..." segment featured several clips of characters claiming they had amnesia. This culminated in a scene where Calculon sat all the characters down in a room and demanded, "Does anyone here ''not'' have amnesia?" No one can answer.
* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] and [[CloudCuckooLander GIR]] were once captured by even stupider aliens who thought they were an actual human and dog. These aliens' disguises were [[PaperThinDisguise even more pathetic]], such as human masks that they held to their faces with sticks.
* A common gag in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' versions of RedRidingHood; the wolf character dresses up as grandma to take her place in bed and wait for Red, only to find the bed ''already'' full of other wolves!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' episode "The Evillustrator", a costumed superhero is tasked with protecting a girl who, unbeknownst to him, is also a costumed superhero.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In one episode Bart went to an auction to mess with the bids. When he won, he snickered and bolted for the door. At which point the auctioneer awarded it to the second highest bidder... who also snickered and bolted for the door. It is revealed that ''no one'' placed a serious bid for that item.
** Another episode had Lisa pretend to be part Native American. When she confesses her fraud during a Native American conference, almost everyone there reveals they were faking their ancestry as well, including one guy who was [[TotemPoleTrench two dwarfs in a raincoat for some reason]]. Ironically, Homer then mentioned that their family actually ''does'' have Native American ancestry.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'', a picnic is accompanied by a series of parent-child games. Jimmy, who naturally despairs of [[BumblingDad Hugh]] winning anything unassisted, invents something that more or less instills hypercompetence in athletics. When [[TheRival Cindy]] wins after the device malfunctions, it's revealed that her "mother" is actually her bodybuilding aunt, which would mean the prize goes to the Neutrons - except that they fess up to cheating as well, at which point the presenter runs through every team present until near-terminally unathletic Carl and his father are revealed to be the only ones who haven't cheated in at least one of the events.
* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' - Terry attempts to stop an illegal weapons sale, but it turns out the 'dealers' were actually Gotham PD. When Batman intervenes, the buyers run for it and get away. Commissioner Barbara Gordon chews him out for his rash behaviour. "It took us two months to set up that sting, and two minutes for you to ruin it!"
* On ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] and [[CloudCuckooLander GIR]] were once captured by even stupider aliens who thought they were an actual human and dog. These aliens' disguises were [[PaperThinDisguise even more pathetic]], such as human masks that they held to their faces with sticks.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' featured an episode of robot soap opera ''All My Circuits'', wherein a "Previously On..." segment featured several clips of characters claiming they had amnesia. This culminated in a scene where Calculon sat all the characters down in a room and demanded, "Does anyone here ''not'' have amnesia?" No one can answer.
* A common gag in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' versions of RedRidingHood; the wolf character dresses up as grandma to take her place in bed and wait for Red, only to find the bed ''already'' full of other wolves!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' episode "The Evillustrator", a costumed superhero is tasked with protecting a girl who, unbeknownst to him, is also a costumed superhero.


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* A ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkurPdHe0VY Crapshot]] has a room full of undercover cops revealing they've all been pursuing the same criminal organisation for different crimes.

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkurPdHe0VY Crapshot]] has a room full of undercover cops revealing they've all been pursuing the same criminal organisation for different crimes.


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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvYx7QBYV10 Badly Broken]] does this with people who pretend to watch ''Series/BreakingBad'' to avoid feeling left out. As they commiserate with the guy who ended up hosting the finale because so many people where in the same boat and skipped it, they see ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' announced and decide [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain they'd better catch up.]]
--> '''Graham:''' [[LameExcuse Then Jerry dropped out because he suddenly converted to a religion that doesn't let you watch Breaking Bad.]]
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Time of the Angels", the Doctor and River search for a [[NobodyHereButUsStatues Weeping Angel]] in a cavern that they think is full of ordinary statues. They're wrong.
-->'''Amy:''' Wait, you said the Aplans have two heads, right?\\
'''Doctor:''' Yes, of course.\\
'''Amy:''' So...why do all the statues [[OhCrap only have one]]?

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Time of the Angels", the Doctor and River search for a [[NobodyHereButUsStatues Weeping Angel]] in a cavern that they think is full of ordinary statues. They're wrong.
-->'''Amy:''' Wait, you said the Aplans have two heads, right?\\
'''Doctor:''' Yes, of course.\\
'''Amy:''' So...why do all
wrong - [[spoiler: the statues [[OhCrap only have one]]?are ALL withered, near-dead angels, and they're waking up.]]



** Skye is a mole for [[spoiler:the Rising Tide, a hacktivist organization similar to Anonymous. Coulson wins her over relatively quickly though, convincing her that if S.H.I.E.L.D. is Big Brother, it's [[BenevolentConspiracy a protective and well-meaning one]] that just goes overboard sometimes]].
** May is a mole for [[spoiler:Director Fury, of all people, sent to keep an eye on Coulson and make sure [[CameBackWrong nothing went wrong with his resurrection]]. She also built the team (by providing Fury with a list of roles which he translated into a mission order to give to Coulson) so that she could take Coulson down and repair him if it became necessary]].
** Ward is a mole for [[spoiler:HYDRA and its Centipede program, searching for the secrets of Coulson's resurrection. He seduced May in order to cement his cover--unaware that [[{{Irony}} she had all the information he needed]]]].
** [=FitzSimmons=] are a mole for [[spoiler:no one, at least at first. Mostly they just had the bad luck to end up in the middle of a bunch of conspiracies. They do start working against Coulson when he won't let them properly study the drug that brought him back to life, though. They want to hook it up to a S.H.I.E.L.D. mainframe to figure out how to mass-produce it and save countless lives, while he is freaked out about where it came from and possible side effects]].
** And then of course we have [[spoiler:Coulson himself. He was in charge of the T.A.H.I.T.I. project that was working on the drug to bring back an Avenger in case they fell in battle, and recommended it be shut down since there were horrific side effects and the only thing that ''barely'' worked was erasing all memory of the treatment from the subjects' minds. He became its first success, but a few days after he discovered this, he began to exhibit those psychological side effects himself]].
** In the following season, Agents [[spoiler:Morse and Mackenzie are spies for a splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. that is seeking to supplant Coulson as Director. Agent Hartley was one for the same group as well, but she died before TheReveal]].

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** Skye is a mole for [[spoiler:the Rising Tide, a hacktivist organization similar to Anonymous. Coulson wins her over relatively quickly though, convincing her that if S.H.I.E.L.D. is Big Brother, it's [[BenevolentConspiracy a protective and well-meaning one]] that just goes overboard sometimes]].
sometimes.]]
** May is a mole for [[spoiler:Director Fury, of all people, sent to keep an eye on Coulson and make sure [[CameBackWrong nothing went wrong with his resurrection]]. resurrection.]] She also built the team (by providing Fury with a list of roles which he translated into a mission order to give to Coulson) so that she could take Coulson down and repair him if it became necessary]].
necessary.]]
** Ward is a mole for [[spoiler:HYDRA and its Centipede program, searching for the secrets of Coulson's resurrection. He seduced May in order to cement his cover--unaware that [[{{Irony}} she had all the information he needed]]]].
needed]].]]
** [=FitzSimmons=] are a mole for [[spoiler:no one, at least at first. Mostly they just had the bad luck to end up in the middle of a bunch of conspiracies. They do start working against Coulson when he won't let them properly study the drug that brought him back to life, though. They want to hook it up to a S.H.I.E.L.D. mainframe to figure out how to mass-produce it and save countless lives, while he is freaked out about where it came from and possible side effects]].
effects.]]
** And then of course we have [[spoiler:Coulson himself. He was in charge of the T.A.H.I.T.I. project that was working on the drug to bring back an Avenger in case they fell in battle, and recommended it be shut down since there were horrific side effects and the only thing that ''barely'' worked was erasing all memory of the treatment from the subjects' minds. He became its first success, but a few days after he discovered this, he began to exhibit those psychological side effects himself]].
himself.]]
** In the following season, Agents [[spoiler:Morse and Mackenzie are spies for a splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. that is seeking to supplant Coulson as Director. Agent Hartley was one for the same group as well, but she died before TheReveal]].TheReveal.]]
3rd Apr '17 5:20:48 PM Nakuyabi
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* The TropeNamer, even if it doesn't use those words in the caption, was a comic from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', where a wolf fashioned a crude sheep costume to infiltrate a flock of sheep that turned out to be composed entirely of wolves in sheep costumes.
** In another one, a guy is standing in a crowd of people, yelling "the vampires are everywhere". Meanwhile, across the street there's a pair of workers hauling a large mirror, and the man screaming about vampires is the only person with a reflection.
* A Creator/GahanWilson cartoon in ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' showed Hispanic-looking revolutionaries overrunning the dictator's office. The dictator, confronting the revolutionary leader, snarled, "You fool I'm CIA, too!"

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* The TropeNamer, even if it doesn't use those words in the caption, was a comic from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', where a wolf fashioned in a crude sheep costume he designed in order to infiltrate a flock of sheep finds out that turned out to be it's composed entirely of other wolves in sheep costumes.
** In another one, a guy is standing in a crowd of people, yelling "the vampires are everywhere". everywhere!" Meanwhile, across the street there's a pair of workers hauling a large mirror, and the man screaming about vampires [[ProperlyParanoid is the only person with a reflection.
reflection]].
* A Creator/GahanWilson cartoon in ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' showed shows Hispanic-looking revolutionaries overrunning the dictator's office. The dictator, confronting the revolutionary leader, snarled, snarls, "You fool I'm CIA, too!"



* Reportedly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny Anne Bonny]], a pirate famous for disguising herself as a man, once became attracted to another pirate on her crew. She revealed her secret to the pirate and tried to flirt with him at which point she was shocked to discover that said pirate was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Read Mary Read]], ''another'' pirate famous for being a woman disguised as a man. This was rather awkward to say the least. Although it's alternately said that Bonny knew all along that Read was a woman, and only Bonny's lover (and captain) Calico Jack Rackham was fooled.

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* Reportedly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny Anne Bonny]], a pirate famous for disguising herself as a man, once became attracted to another pirate on her crew. She revealed her secret to the pirate and tried to flirt with him at which point she was shocked to discover that said pirate was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Read Mary Read]], ''another'' pirate famous for being a woman disguised as a man. This was rather awkward to say the least. Although it's alternately said claimed that Bonny knew all along that Read was a woman, and only Bonny's lover (and captain) Calico Jack Rackham was fooled.


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* As with much humor, the ''Onion'''s article about KKK infiltrators above is based on the truth. At one point, the KKK (gradually discovered to be a dwindling and impoverished group with little real power or influence) had so many infiltrators that a common joke in spy agencies (and later in the general public) went: "How do you know who the infiltrators at a Klan meeting are? They're the ones who always ''pay their dues''."
31st Mar '17 7:43:12 AM MCE
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* Webcomic/ProjectFuture has several stories were various groups are shapeshifters in disguise without being aware of each other, including [[Red Valentine]] and [[Dark Lord Rising]].

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* Webcomic/ProjectFuture has several stories were various groups are shapeshifters in disguise without being aware of each other, including [[Red [[spoiler: Red Valentine]] and [[Dark [[spoiler:Dark Lord Rising]].
31st Mar '17 7:40:31 AM MCE
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* Webcomic/ProjectFuture has several stories were various groups are shapeshifters in disguise without being aware of each other, including [[Red Valentine]] and [[Dark Lord Rising]].
4th Mar '17 1:55:57 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' got close to this trope at times. For example, one meeting of Marvel's Illuminati (the big movers and shakers of Earth's superheroes) ended when everyone at the table realized he was a Skrull. They hadn't even known themselves!

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* MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' got close to this trope at times. For example, one meeting of Marvel's Illuminati (the big movers and shakers of Earth's superheroes) ended when everyone at the table realized he was a Skrull. They hadn't even known themselves!
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