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14th Oct '17 9:30:21 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudeHouse'': In the HalloweenEpisode ''Tricked'', Lincoln and Clyde manage to get inside Huntington Manor to trick-or-treat by posing as Alistair and Nigel, two boys whoe live there and look exactly like them to the point that they could be twins.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudeHouse'': ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In the HalloweenEpisode ''Tricked'', Lincoln and Clyde manage to get inside Huntington Manor to trick-or-treat by posing as Alistair and Nigel, two boys whoe live there and look exactly like them to the point that they could be twins.
14th Oct '17 9:30:01 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudeHouse'': In the HalloweenEpisode ''Tricked'', Lincoln and Clyde manage to get inside Huntington Manor to trick-or-treat by posing as Alistair and Nigel, two boys whoe live there and look exactly like them to the point that they could be twins.
9th Oct '17 7:11:45 PM PaulA
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* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the local butcher solved his ongoing affections for Edith by finding a girlfriend who looked quite a bit like her (and was also played by Jean Stapleton). At this point, having both on-screen simultaneously was possible, as the show no longer had a studio audience -- the laughter heard was from the ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' audience, who were shown completed AITF episodes. This allowed for a fun reaction when the audience finally got to see the two characters together in the last scene.

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* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the local butcher solved his ongoing affections for Edith by finding a girlfriend who looked quite a bit like her (and was also played by Jean Stapleton). At this point, having both on-screen simultaneously was possible, as the show no longer had a studio audience -- the laughter heard was from the ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' Time|1975}}'' audience, who were shown completed AITF episodes. This allowed for a fun reaction when the audience finally got to see the two characters together in the last scene.
9th Oct '17 6:44:20 PM PaulA
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* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the local butcher solved his ongoing affections for Edith by finding a girlfriend who looked quite a bit like her (and was also played by Jean Stapleton). At this point, having both on-screen simultaneously was possible, as the show no longer had a studio audience - the laughter heard was from the ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' audience, who were shown completed AITF episodes. This allowed for a fun reaction when the audience finally got to see the two characters together in the last scene.

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* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', the local butcher solved his ongoing affections for Edith by finding a girlfriend who looked quite a bit like her (and was also played by Jean Stapleton). At this point, having both on-screen simultaneously was possible, as the show no longer had a studio audience - -- the laughter heard was from the ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' ''Series/{{One Day at a Time|1974}}'' audience, who were shown completed AITF episodes. This allowed for a fun reaction when the audience finally got to see the two characters together in the last scene.
28th Sep '17 11:36:30 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Kryptonian villain Mala is nearly identical to Franchise/{{Superman}} and impersonated him once in the past. Lois notes he looks right like her late husband.
21st Sep '17 9:24:36 PM Abodos
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** ''Majora's Mask'' also has the various transformation masks. Despite the very obvious differences between Link's mask-based forms and the people who form the base of those forms (Different hair styles, green clothes, lack of scars or tattoos), people still mistake Goron and Zora Link for Darmani and Mikau. Oddly, despite being based on the Deku Butler's son, no one mistakes Deku Link for him, though the Butler remarks that Deku Link reminds him of his son.

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** ''Majora's Mask'' also has the various transformation masks. Despite the very obvious differences between Link's mask-based forms and the people who form the base of those forms (Different hair styles, green clothes, lack of scars or tattoos), people still mistake Goron and Zora Link for Darmani and Mikau. Oddly, despite being based on the Deku Butler's son, no one mistakes Deku Link for him, though the Butler remarks that Deku Link [[YouRemindMeOfX reminds him of his son.son]].
21st Sep '17 9:22:57 PM Abodos
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** In the opening dialogue of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', Marin is at first mistaken for Princess Zelda.

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** In the opening dialogue of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', Marin is at first mistaken for Princess Zelda. This gets a CallForward in the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games that take place immediately before, where Zelda's in-game model is identical to Marin's except for the addition of a crown.



** ''VideoGames/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' lacks the MesACrowd justification for co-op multiplayer the ''Four Swords'' games have, and is simply handwaved by there being a prophecy of three heroes having hair parted to the side, big sideburns and pointy ears (ie: people that look like Link), so the kingdom of Hytopia simply sends a call out for anyone who matches that description to come to their aid.

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** ''VideoGames/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' lacks the MesACrowd justification for co-op multiplayer the ''Four Swords'' games have, and is simply handwaved by there being a prophecy of three heroes having hair parted to the side, big sideburns and pointy ears (ie: people that look like Link), so the kingdom of Hytopia simply sends a call out for anyone who matches that description to come to their aid. Hytopia also has many characters who look exactly like people who showed up in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'', the immediately preceding game, but there's no in-universe explanation for this.
17th Sep '17 7:12:21 PM AuraGuardian
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** It is now almost entirely confirmed [[spoiler: that Susan and Diane are identical twins seperated at birth. They were born twenty minutes apart, Diane is adopted, and Jerry the immortal refers to Diane as "Susan's long-lost sister".]]
26th Aug '17 9:06:23 AM BKelly95
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Discover Card has a series of commercials utilizing this trope to show that the company's representatives treat the customers the way they'd want to be treated themselves. The commercials have a customer call the company and talk to a representative played by the same actor.
** One commercial subverts this. The representative realizes that the caller is her twin sister when she says something she always says.
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* Exploited in ''Film/TheAddamsFamily''. When the film starts, Uncle Fester has been missing for a long time and Gomez's lawyer is in debt to a loan shark. Then he notices that the loan shark's son bears a striking resemblance to Fester and they have him go to Gomez pretending to be him. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end when it turns out the loan shark's son actually is Fester suffering from amnesia.]]


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* One episode of ''Series/CHiPs'' has Bonnie go to a strip club with her friends. They see a stripper who looks a lot like Ponch who starts his act wearing a CHP uniform. Bonnie later admits she had to look closely to be sure it wasn't actually him.
19th Aug '17 7:24:03 PM jormis29
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* ''The Assignment'' (1997). While holidaying in Israel, a Cuban-American naval officer is mistaken for notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal and arrested. The matter is quickly resolved, but the Mossad and CIA realise they have an opportunity to kill off the real Carlos and recruit the officer into a scheme to make the KGB think Carlos has become a CIA informant.

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* ''The Assignment'' ''Film/TheAssignment'' (1997). While holidaying in Israel, a Cuban-American naval officer is mistaken for notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal and arrested. The matter is quickly resolved, but the Mossad and CIA realise they have an opportunity to kill off the real Carlos and recruit the officer into a scheme to make the KGB think Carlos has become a CIA informant.
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