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5th Aug '17 6:05:10 AM jormis29
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** In the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.

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** In the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", "Music/DrDre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.
20th May '17 7:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* This becomes an important plot point in the {{Vertigo comic|s}} ''Brave Old World''. After the characters realize they're not the only people transported back to the year 1900, they round up the dozens of other refugees by announcing a talk to be given by Mr. John Lennon and Mr. Mick Jagger.

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* This becomes an important plot point in the {{Vertigo Creator/{{Vertigo comic|s}} ''Brave Old World''. After the characters realize they're not the only people transported back to the year 1900, they round up the dozens of other refugees by announcing a talk to be given by Mr. John Lennon and Mr. Mick Jagger.
14th Apr '17 10:39:41 AM erforce
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* In the ''Franchise/EvilDead''/ ReAnimator crossover comic, Ash ends up in West's lab in the early 20th century and claims his name is Elvis Presley.

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* In the ''Franchise/EvilDead''/ ReAnimator ''Comicbook/ArmyOfDarkness'' crossover comic, comic with ''Film/ReAnimator'', Ash ends up in West's lab in the early 20th century and claims his name is Elvis Presley.
Music/ElvisPresley.
13th Mar '17 12:37:32 AM AthenaBlue
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* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "1969", Jack O'Neill said he was "Captain James T. Kirk" before switching to "Luke Skywalker". This ignores the fact that ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' actually did exist in 1969, although the interrogating officer in the scene had apparently never heard of it. Which isn't too far-fetched.
** This may have been intended as a subversion, with Jack switching once he realized it ''would'' exist back now.
** ''SG-1'' also does a variant where the characters give pop culture aliases to aliens. Once, Dr. Jackson told a pair of mercenaries his name was [[Franchise/StarWars "Olo, Hans Olo"]] (with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond fun similarities]] to [[Film/JamesBond another thing]]); another time, he tried to pass himself off as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Great and Powerful Oz]] to an enemy ship.
*** The latter probably didn't work because a "Great and Powerful" Goa'uld wouldn't be flying around in a transport ship.
** ''SG-1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would often do a variation where a reference or PhlebotinumAnalogy would hinge on some pop culture reference to inevitably be lost on alien team members Teal'c, Vala, Ronon and Teyla. But subverted toward the end of the series as the aliens -- especially Teal'c -- became more familiar with Earth culture.
*** Teal'c in particular became an avid ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan. Which later created a joke when Vala (another alien) mentions how she got pregnant without having sex, asking if anyone had ever heard of such a thing. Mitchell and Carter both seem to think of Jesus (actually Mitchell's thinking of King Arthur) but instead it's Teal'c who exclaims "Darth Vader", prompting a worried Vala to ask "How did that turn out?"
*** None of those examples turned out well, of course, including Vala's own child.

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* In Lampshaded in ''Creator/TheBBC'''s World War I Origins song:
--> '''Franz Josef:''' You're tiresome, you're irksome,\\
Like a Slavic [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]!
--> ''({{Beat}})''
--> '''Gavrilo Princip:''' Who
the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "1969", Jack O'Neill said he was "Captain James T. Kirk" before switching hell is that?
--> '''King George V:''' Nothing
to "Luke Skywalker". This ignores the fact that ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' actually did exist in 1969, although the interrogating officer in the scene had apparently never heard of it. Which isn't too far-fetched.
** This may have been intended as a subversion,
do with Jack switching once he realized it ''would'' exist us.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Corey gets sent
back now.
** ''SG-1'' also does a variant where
to the characters give pop culture aliases to aliens. Once, Dr. Jackson told a pair of mercenaries '50s. When the Mr. Feeny {{Expy}} asks his name was [[Franchise/StarWars "Olo, Hans Olo"]] (with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond fun similarities]] to [[Film/JamesBond another thing]]); another time, name, he tried to pass himself off as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Great and Powerful Oz]] to an enemy ship.
*** The latter probably didn't work because a "Great and Powerful" Goa'uld wouldn't be flying around in a transport ship.
** ''SG-1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would often do a variation where a reference or PhlebotinumAnalogy would hinge on some pop culture reference to inevitably be lost on alien team members Teal'c, Vala, Ronon and Teyla. But subverted toward the end of the series as the aliens -- especially Teal'c -- became more familiar with Earth culture.
*** Teal'c in particular became an avid ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan. Which later created a joke when Vala (another alien) mentions how she got pregnant without having sex, asking if anyone had ever heard of such a thing. Mitchell and Carter both seem to think of Jesus (actually Mitchell's thinking of King Arthur) but instead it's Teal'c who exclaims "Darth Vader", prompting a worried Vala to ask "How did that turn out?"
*** None of those examples turned out well, of course, including Vala's own child.
says "Brad Pitt, sir." Mr Feeny says "On your way then, Mr. Pittser."



** In "The Empty Child", set in 1941, Rose jokingly refers to the Doctor as "Mr. Spock" when pressed for his name. Captain Jack, who's from the distant future, doesn't recognize the reference, and HilarityEnsues.
** In "The Fires of Pompeii," when pressed for a name, the Doctor sputters "I am... [[IAmSpartacus Spartacus]]." His companion Donna leaps in with "And so am I." In the same episode, he also explains her bizarre personality with "[[Series/FawltyTowers She's from Barcelona]]".

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child", Child"]], set in 1941, Rose jokingly refers to the Doctor as "Mr. Spock" when pressed for his name. Captain Jack, who's from the distant future, doesn't recognize the reference, and HilarityEnsues.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii," Pompeii"]], when pressed for a name, the Doctor sputters "I am...am . . . [[IAmSpartacus Spartacus]]." His companion Donna leaps in with "And so am I." In the same episode, he also explains away her bizarre personality ignorance of what an augur is with "[[Series/FawltyTowers She's from Barcelona]]".



** In another ''Doctor Who'' episode, the Doctor shows up in the 19th century claiming to be Literature/SherlockHolmes (and dressed the part). Unfortunately, the BigBad's human assistant has heard of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and his novel. In fact, he has mentioned it in all but name earlier in the episode to a female [[LizardFolk Silurian]] detective, upon whom the character is actually based.
** One episode features River Song doing under investigations in the 1930s. She goes by "Melody Malone", in reference to "Matches Malone", a pseudonym commonly used by ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]] features River Song doing undercover investigations in the 1930s. She goes by "Melody Malone", in reference to "Matches Malone", a pseudonym commonly used by ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
** In another ''Doctor Who'' episode, [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], the Doctor shows up in the 19th century claiming to be Literature/SherlockHolmes (and dressed the part). Unfortunately, the BigBad's human assistant has heard of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and his novel. In fact, he has mentioned it in all but name earlier in the episode to a female [[LizardFolk Silurian]] detective, upon whom the character is actually based.
** One episode features River Song doing under investigations in the 1930s. She goes by "Melody Malone", in * With as often as he uses pop culture reference aliases in the present, surprisingly ''averted'' by John Crichton of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' during time travel plots.
* In the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Martin Stein introduces himself as "Professor [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX Elon Musk]]". Naturally, he couldn't very well introduce himself as "Martin Stein", since he was talking
to "Matches Malone", his younger self.
** In another episode, Ray Palmer introduced himself to the scientists who worked on the future of his technology as Dr. [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], making this something of
a pseudonym commonly used by ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''."Mr. ''Past'' Pop-Culture Reference"...which makes one wonder how he knew that name would be forgotten in the future. Ray later uses John Wayne while in the Wild West.
** In the episode "Abominations", Nate Heywood introduces himself to Ulysses S. Grant as "Colonel Sanders".



* In the ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' spinoff ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex gets a request to meet from someone calling himself "UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson". [[spoiler:Of course, it's to give her a clue that he's also a coma-time-traveller.]]
** Later on she also applies to a dating agency under the name Kate Winslet.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "In the Beginning": Dean can't give his actual last name because he's just met his father in the past, so he introduces himself as "Dean van Halen".
** Of course, the Winchesters use musical references as aliases in the present too. Only one person ever noticed, and he just thought it was a funny coincidence.
** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to the residents of 1861 Wyoming as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself babbling on about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself as "Special Agent Costner".

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* ** In the ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' spinoff ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex gets a request to meet from someone calling himself "UsefulNotes/BorisJohnson". [[spoiler:Of course, it's to give her a clue that he's also a coma-time-traveller.]]
** *** Later on she also applies to a dating agency under the name Kate Winslet.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "In the Beginning": Dean can't give his actual last name because he's just met his father in the past, so he introduces himself as "Dean van Halen".
** Of course, the Winchesters use musical references as aliases in the present too. Only one person ever noticed, and he just thought it was a funny coincidence.
** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to the residents of 1861 Wyoming as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself babbling on about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself as "Special Agent Costner".
Winslet.



* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Corey gets sent back to the '50s. When the Mr. Feeny {{Expy}} asks his name, he says "Brad Pitt, sir." Mr Feeny says "On your way then, Mr. Pittser."
* In the unbroadcast ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' remake, time travelers at the 1944 Battle of the Bulge use the aliases Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz.

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* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Corey gets On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Emma and Hook are sent back to the '50s. pre-Dark Curse Enchanted Forest, and attend a ball thrown by King Midas. When asked for their names, Emma comes up with [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Charles]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]. The timeline probably puts them in the Mr. Feeny {{Expy}} asks his name, he says "Brad Pitt, sir." Mr Feeny says "On your way then, Mr. Pittser."
* In
early 1980s, around the unbroadcast ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' remake, time travelers at of Charles' wedding to Diana and between the 1944 Battle release of the Bulge use the aliases Colonel Klink ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and Sergeant Schultz.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', so it's a good thing they traveled to another world as well as back in time.



* With as often as he uses pop culture reference aliases in the present, surprisingly ''averted'' by John Crichton of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' during time travel plots.
* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Emma and Hook are sent back to the pre-Dark Curse Enchanted Forest, and attend a ball thrown by King Midas. When asked for their names, Emma comes up with [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Charles]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]. The timeline probably puts them in the early 1980s, around the time of Charles' wedding to Diana and between the release of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', so it's a good thing they traveled to another world as well as back in time.
* Lampshaded in ''Creator/TheBBC'''s World War I Origins song:
--> '''Franz Josef:''' You're tiresome, you're irksome,\\
Like a Slavic [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]!
--> ''({{Beat}})''
--> '''Gavrilo Princip:''' Who the hell is that?
--> '''King George V:''' Nothing to do with us.
* In the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Martin Stein introduces himself as "Professor [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX Elon Musk]]". Naturally, he couldn't very well introduce himself as "Martin Stein", since he was talking to his younger self.
** In another episode, Ray Palmer introduced himself to the scientists who worked on the future of his technology as Dr. [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], making this something of a "Mr. ''Past'' Pop-Culture Reference"...which makes one wonder how he knew that name would be forgotten in the future. Ray later uses John Wayne while in the Wild West.
** In the episode "Abominations", Nate Heywood introduces himself to Ulysses S. Grant as "Colonel Sanders".

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* With In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "1969", Jack O'Neill said he was "Captain James T. Kirk" before switching to "Luke Skywalker". This ignores the fact that ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' actually did exist in 1969, although the interrogating officer in the scene had apparently never heard of it. Which isn't too far-fetched.
** This may have been intended
as a subversion, with Jack switching once he realized it ''would'' exist back now.
** ''SG-1'' also does a variant where the characters give pop culture aliases to aliens. Once, Dr. Jackson told a pair of mercenaries his name was [[Franchise/StarWars "Olo, Hans Olo"]] (with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond fun similarities]] to [[Film/JamesBond another thing]]); another time, he tried to pass himself off as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Great and Powerful Oz]] to an enemy ship.
*** The latter probably didn't work because a "Great and Powerful" Goa'uld wouldn't be flying around in a transport ship.
** ''SG-1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' would
often as he uses do a variation where a reference or PhlebotinumAnalogy would hinge on some pop culture reference aliases in to inevitably be lost on alien team members Teal'c, Vala, Ronon and Teyla. But subverted toward the present, surprisingly ''averted'' by John Crichton end of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' during time travel plots.
* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Emma
the series as the aliens -- especially Teal'c -- became more familiar with Earth culture.
*** Teal'c in particular became an avid ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan. Which later created a joke when Vala (another alien) mentions how she got pregnant without having sex, asking if anyone had ever heard of such a thing. Mitchell
and Hook are sent back Carter both seem to the pre-Dark Curse Enchanted Forest, and attend a ball thrown by think of Jesus (actually Mitchell's thinking of King Midas. When asked for their names, Emma comes up with [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Charles]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia]]. The timeline probably puts them in the early 1980s, around the time of Charles' wedding to Diana and between the release of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', so Arthur) but instead it's Teal'c who exclaims "Darth Vader", prompting a good thing they traveled worried Vala to another world as well as back in time.
ask "How did that turn out?"
*** None of those examples turned out well, of course, including Vala's own child.
* Lampshaded in ''Creator/TheBBC'''s World War I Origins song:
--> '''Franz Josef:''' You're tiresome, you're irksome,\\
Like a Slavic [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]!
--> ''({{Beat}})''
--> '''Gavrilo Princip:''' Who
''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "In the hell is that?
--> '''King George V:''' Nothing to do with us.
* In
Beginning": Dean can't give his actual last name because he's just met his father in the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Martin Stein past, so he introduces himself as "Professor [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX Elon Musk]]". Naturally, he couldn't very well introduce himself as "Martin Stein", since he was talking to his younger self.
"Dean van Halen".
** In another episode, Ray Palmer introduced himself to Of course, the scientists who worked on the future of his technology Winchesters use musical references as Dr. [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], making this something of a "Mr. ''Past'' Pop-Culture Reference"...which makes one wonder how he knew that name would be forgotten aliases in the future. Ray later uses John Wayne while in the Wild West.
present too. Only one person ever noticed, and he just thought it was a funny coincidence.
** In the episode "Abominations", Nate Heywood "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to Ulysses S. Grant the residents of 1861 Wyoming as "Colonel Sanders".Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself babbling on about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself as "Special Agent Costner".




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* In the unbroadcast ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' remake, time travelers at the 1944 Battle of the Bulge use the aliases Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz.
5th Mar '17 5:18:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/{{Pibgorn}}'': When Pib goes back in time, she gives her name as [[ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]], and says she lives with her aunt and uncle, the Mertzes.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Pibgorn}}'': When Pib goes back in time, she gives her name as [[ILoveLucy [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]], and says she lives with her aunt and uncle, the Mertzes.
15th Dec '16 2:17:37 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' does this a few times -- in the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.

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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' does this a few times -- in ''Series/{{Timeless}}'':
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the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.



** In "Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde", Rufus goes so far as to make a fake driver's license that identifies him as Creator/WesleySnipes.

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** In "Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde", Rufus goes so far as to make a fake driver's license that identifies him as Creator/WesleySnipes.

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--->'''Flynn:''' He is ''not'' Wesley Snipes! That license is a forgery!\\
'''Hamer:''' It's got the stamp. You can't fake that.

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9th Dec '16 4:01:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Empty Child", set in 1941, Rose jokingly refers to the Doctor as "Mr. Spock" when pressed for his name. Captain Jack, who's from the distant future, doesn't recognize the reference, and HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Empty Child", set in 1941, Rose jokingly refers to the Doctor as "Mr. Spock" when pressed for his name. Captain Jack, who's from the distant future, doesn't recognize the reference, and HilarityEnsues.
9th Dec '16 3:38:09 PM ZimFan89
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** In "Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde", Rufus goes so far as to make a fake driver's license that identifies him as Creator/WesleySnipes.
5th Dec '16 4:07:46 AM JackG
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** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to [[spoiler: the residents of 1861 Wyoming]] as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself yacking about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself a "Special Agent Costner".

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** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to [[spoiler: the residents of 1861 Wyoming]] Wyoming as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself yacking babbling on about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself a as "Special Agent Costner".
5th Dec '16 4:06:42 AM JackG
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** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to [[spoiler: the residents of 1861 Wyoming]] as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger.

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** In "Frontierland", Dean introduces himself to [[spoiler: the residents of 1861 Wyoming]] as Creator/ClintEastwood, and then gives Sam's name as [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Walker and says he's a Texas Ranger.Ranger]].
** In "Time After Time", Dean meets Eliot Ness and makes an idiot of himself yacking about ''Film/TheUntouchables'', but can't resist introducing himself a "Special Agent Costner".
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