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26th Feb '16 9:54:14 AM mcgrew
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* In the episode "The Comic Book Store Regeneration" of Series/TheBigBangTheory, Leonard and Raj approach Creator/NathanFillion for a photo while he is eating at a cafe. He initially denies that he is Nathan Fillion, but eventually admits that he is and poses for the photo.
24th Oct '15 11:10:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. JohnLennon has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6-b4MDUX4#t=9m04s the following dialogue]] with a random girl.

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* ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6-b4MDUX4#t=9m04s the following dialogue]] with a random girl.
14th Jul '15 8:56:25 PM punksweet
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20th May '15 9:20:48 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* An episode of ''JohnnyBravo'' has him attempt to learn the secrets of a handsome rock star who suffers from this every other half hour of his life.

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* An episode of ''JohnnyBravo'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' has him attempt to learn the secrets of a handsome rock star who suffers from this every other half hour of his life.
30th Jan '14 2:41:42 AM m8e
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* In ClintEastwood's ''Hereafter'', George Lonnegan has quit being a professional psychic, but is recognised by a young boy at the book fair. He pulls this one as well, but it doesn't work, and [[spoiler: he eventually helps the boy talk to his dead twin brother, offering him some closure]].

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* In ClintEastwood's Creator/ClintEastwood's ''Hereafter'', George Lonnegan has quit being a professional psychic, but is recognised by a young boy at the book fair. He pulls this one as well, but it doesn't work, and [[spoiler: he eventually helps the boy talk to his dead twin brother, offering him some closure]].
4th Jan '13 2:41:11 AM celeron
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[[caption-width-right:255: Pilot [[strike: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]] Roger Murdoch insists to a young fan that he is not Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.]]

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[[caption-width-right:255: Pilot [[strike: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]] Roger Murdoch insists to a young fan that he is not Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.]]
22nd Jul '12 12:08:18 PM FELH2
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Bob is walking down the street, trying his best to look inconspicuous. All of a sudden, a stranger comes up to him and goes, "hey, you're that famous singer Bob!" Bob tries his best to deny it, saying "I'm sorry, but you've got the wrong guy" or "you must have me confused for somebody else" - but it's useless, and soon he's mobbed by the crowd.

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Bob is walking down the street, trying his best to look inconspicuous. All of a sudden, a stranger comes up to him and goes, "hey, you're that famous singer Bob!" Bob tries his best to deny it, saying "I'm sorry, but you've got the wrong guy" or "you must have me confused for somebody else" - but it's useless, and soon he's mobbed by the crowd.
crowd.



Compare KingIncognito, and often leads to an attack of the GroupieBrigade.

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Compare KingIncognito, and often leads to an attack of the GroupieBrigade.



-->John: No, I'm not.
-->Millie: Oh, you are.
-->John: I'm not.
-->Millie: Oh, you are, I know you are.
-->John: I'm not, no.
-->Millie: You look just like him.
-->John: Do I? You're the first one that's said that ever.
-->Millie: ''motions to the mirror'' Yes, you do. Look.
-->John: No, my eyes are lighter. The nose.
-->Millie: Oh, your nose is very.
-->John: Is it?
-->Millie: I would have said so.
-->John: Oh, you know him better, though.
-->Millie: I do not! He's only a casual acquaintance.
-->John: That's what you say.
-->Millie: What have you heard?
-->John: ''leans in, lowers his voice'' It's all over the place.
-->Millie: Is it? Is it really?
-->John: Mmm, but I wouldn't have it. I stuck up for you.
-->Millie: I knew I could rely on you.
-->John: Thanks.
-->Millie: ''puts on her glasses'' You don't look like him at all.

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-->John: No, I'm not.
not.
-->Millie: Oh, you are.
are.
-->John: I'm not.
not.
-->Millie: Oh, you are, I know you are.
are.
-->John: I'm not, no.
no.
-->Millie: You look just like him.
him.
-->John: Do I? You're the first one that's said that ever.
ever.
-->Millie: ''motions to the mirror'' Yes, you do. Look.
Look.
-->John: No, my eyes are lighter. The nose.
nose.
-->Millie: Oh, your nose is very.
very.
-->John: Is it?
it?
-->Millie: I would have said so.
so.
-->John: Oh, you know him better, though.
though.
-->Millie: I do not! He's only a casual acquaintance.
acquaintance.
-->John: That's what you say.
say.
-->Millie: What have you heard?
heard?
-->John: ''leans in, lowers his voice'' It's all over the place.
place.
-->Millie: Is it? Is it really?
really?
-->John: Mmm, but I wouldn't have it. I stuck up for you.
you.
-->Millie: I knew I could rely on you.
you.
-->John: Thanks.
Thanks.
-->Millie: ''puts on her glasses'' You don't look like him at all.



-->John: ''to himself'' She looks more like him than I do.

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-->John: ''to himself'' She looks more like him than I do.



[[folder: Religion]]
* Happens in TheBible, making this one OlderThanFeudalism. Peter is in the courtyard the morning after Jesus' arrest, and has people coming up to him recognizing him as a disciple of Jesus. This leads to Peter's famous denial of Christ.

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[[folder: Religion]]
[[folder:Religion]]
* Happens in TheBible, Literature/TheBible, making this one OlderThanFeudalism. Peter is in the courtyard the morning after Jesus' arrest, and has people coming up to him recognizing him as a disciple of Jesus. This leads to Peter's famous denial of Christ.



* An episode of ''JohnnyBravo'' has him attempt to learn the secrets of a handsome rock star who suffers from this every other half hour of his life.

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* An episode of ''JohnnyBravo'' has him attempt to learn the secrets of a handsome rock star who suffers from this every other half hour of his life.
5th Feb '12 8:51:41 AM Oreochan
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* The classic comedy example is from ''AnnieHall'',when Alvy is accosted by a man on the street who recognizes his face but can't remember his name. "Hey, dis is Alvy Singah! Dis guy's on television! Alvy Singah!"

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* The classic comedy example is from ''AnnieHall'',when ''Film/AnnieHall'',when Alvy is accosted by a man on the street who recognizes his face but can't remember his name. "Hey, dis is Alvy Singah! Dis guy's on television! Alvy Singah!"
19th Oct '11 2:33:32 PM FelixMartinez
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This is mostly used when a celebrity, fugitive or other public figure needs to escape notice and fly under the radar, but has his cover blown. More often than not, it doesn't work, and is often played for lauhs.

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This is mostly used when a celebrity, fugitive or other public figure needs to escape notice and fly under the radar, but has his cover blown. More often than not, it doesn't work, and is often played for lauhs.
laughs.
1st Aug '11 11:35:50 PM PaulA
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* this happens to Don Lockwood in ''SingingInTheRain'', and he only escapes through a meet cute.

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* this This happens to Don Lockwood in ''SingingInTheRain'', ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', and he only escapes through a meet cute. MeetCute.
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