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17th Apr '16 10:43:35 PM MathematicalVoid
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', in Peach's room, you can look at her dresses. The first time you play as her, she will insist that each one is unique, but to both the player and Twink, they all look identical to the one she's wearing.
3rd Oct '15 1:24:16 PM StFan
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* TheSmurfs make distinctions between two "smurf" words that all sound identical to humans. It doesn't show in most works because they're alone, but this is usually seen when JohanAndPeewit are present.

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* TheSmurfs ComicBook/TheSmurfs make distinctions between two "smurf" words that all sound identical to humans. It doesn't show in most works because they're alone, but this is usually seen when JohanAndPeewit ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit are present.






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* ''{{Juno}}'' uses the paint gag described under Comedy.

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* ''{{Juno}}'' ''Film/{{Juno}}'' uses the paint gag described under Comedy.



* ''{{Zoolander}}'' provides the page quote: after an ''entire movie'''s worth of people gushing about Derek Zoolander's variety of "looks," [[VillainousBreakdown one of the villains can't take it any more]]. It turns out there ''is'' a distinction that's ''not''-so-subtle; at least one of them, while still visually identical to the others, bestows telekinesis.

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* ''{{Zoolander}}'' ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' provides the page quote: after an ''entire movie'''s worth of people gushing about Derek Zoolander's variety of "looks," [[VillainousBreakdown one of the villains can't take it any more]]. It turns out there ''is'' a distinction that's ''not''-so-subtle; at least one of them, while still visually identical to the others, bestows telekinesis.
telekinesis.



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* ''{{Frasier}}'': Frasier offers Roz advice on what color to repaint her house. He looks at three tile samples and proclaims them subtly different shades of off-white. Then she flips them over and advises him to look at the ''colored'' side.

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* ''{{Frasier}}'': ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier offers Roz advice on what color to repaint her house. He looks at three tile samples and proclaims them subtly different shades of off-white. Then she flips them over and advises him to look at the ''colored'' side.



* On StarTrekVoyager, there are identical twin sisters, one of whom Ensign Kim likes. Tom Paris can't tell them apart.

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* * On StarTrekVoyager, ''Series/StarTrekVoyager, there are identical twin sisters, one of whom Ensign Kim likes. Tom Paris can't tell them apart.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', the team is investigating a car accident that killed a navy servicemen. Abby proudly shows there was a transfer from the killer car's gray paint over the victim's car, which is also gray. She insists that it isn't the exact same shade of gray, but nobody else can tell the difference.



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* ''{{Archer}}'': Archer is shown purchasing and bullying his butler about several identical black cardigans, which he insists are all different colors.
* As mentioned under ComicBooks, DonaldDuck can tell Huey, Dewey, and Louie apart. Sometimes Scrooge [=McDuck=] can too. Usually no one else can, unless they're wearing differently colored clothes.
* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': The lemurs need to install a cooling device on the zoo's furnace before it explodes. The device has seven colored knobs; according to Kowalski, who is giving instructions by telephone, they are red, crimson, scarlet, brick, salmon, ruby and rose. The lemurs are only supposed to turn the scarlet knob, but to them (and to us) they just look the same shade of red.
* ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Oh, There You Are, Perry": Perry is forced to leave home by the agency. The boys, trying to find him, make a device that calls platypuses, and are immediately surrounded by dozens. The boys find a reason to believe none of them is Perry, even though to the viewer's eye they're exactly alike. All except for one:
-->'''Phineas''': That's just a duck with a tail taped on!
* ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa the Iconoclast":
-->'''Lisa:''' I'd like 25 copies on Goldenrod.
-->'''Clerk:''' Right.
-->'''Lisa:''' 25 on Canary.
-->'''Clerk:''' Mmhmm.
-->'''Lisa:''' 25 on Saffron.
-->'''Clerk:''' All right.
-->'''Lisa:''' And 25 on Paella.
-->'''Clerk:''' Ok, 100 yellow.

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* ''{{Archer}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Archer is shown purchasing and bullying his butler about several identical black cardigans, which he insists are all different colors.
* As mentioned under ComicBooks, DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck can tell Huey, Dewey, and Louie apart. Sometimes Scrooge [=McDuck=] can too. Usually no one else can, unless they're wearing differently colored clothes.
* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': The lemurs need to install a cooling device on the zoo's furnace before it explodes. The device has seven colored knobs; according to Kowalski, who is giving instructions by telephone, they are red, crimson, scarlet, brick, salmon, ruby and rose. The lemurs are only supposed to turn the scarlet knob, but to them (and to us) they just look the same shade of red.
* ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Oh, There You Are, Perry": Perry is forced to leave home by the agency. The boys, trying to find him, make a device that calls platypuses, and are immediately surrounded by dozens. The boys find a reason to believe none of them is Perry, even though to the viewer's eye they're exactly alike. All except for one:
-->'''Phineas''': -->'''Phineas:''' That's just a duck with a tail taped on!
* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa the Iconoclast":
-->'''Lisa:''' I'd like 25 copies on Goldenrod.
-->'''Clerk:''' Right.
-->'''Lisa:'''
Goldenrod.\\
'''Clerk:''' Right.\\
'''Lisa:'''
25 on Canary.
-->'''Clerk:''' Mmhmm.
-->'''Lisa:'''
Canary.\\
'''Clerk:''' Mmhmm.\\
'''Lisa:'''
25 on Saffron.
-->'''Clerk:'''
Saffron.\\
'''Clerk:'''
All right.
-->'''Lisa:'''
right.\\
'''Lisa:'''
And 25 on Paella.
-->'''Clerk:'''
Paella.\\
'''Clerk:'''
Ok, 100 yellow.






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3rd Oct '15 9:56:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': Ralph and Potsie are living downstairs from a pair of twins, Daisy and Masie. Ralph thinks they look exactly the same, but Potsie says Masie has whiter teeth.
* ''HomeImprovement'': Tim and Jill are picking out bathroom tiles. Jill insists they're different colors, Tim sees them all as white. Al, however, agrees with Jill.
* ''ParksAndRecreation'': Tom Haverford and Jean-Ralphio are picking out black memorial ribbons. Jerry thinks they're all the same, but Tom and Jean insist they are a variety of shades, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doI9mJaBvfE "Lost Soul" and Midnight Panther".]]

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': Ralph and Potsie are living downstairs from a pair of twins, Daisy and Masie. Ralph thinks they look exactly the same, but Potsie says Masie has whiter teeth.
* ''HomeImprovement'': ''Series/HomeImprovement'': Tim and Jill are picking out bathroom tiles. Jill insists they're different colors, Tim sees them all as white. Al, however, agrees with Jill.
* ''ParksAndRecreation'': ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Tom Haverford and Jean-Ralphio are picking out black memorial ribbons. Jerry thinks they're all the same, but Tom and Jean insist they are a variety of shades, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doI9mJaBvfE "Lost Soul" and Midnight Panther".]]



* There was a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch about two Americans, Mike and Beverly, meeting a bizarre foreign couple (as in, an odd mishmash of Japanese and Scandinavian stereotypes), named Nooni and Nooni. Any time Mike said either name, Nooni or Nooni would immediately point out that he'd gotten them mixed up. Even though the only difference between the two names was which syllable was emphasized (and Nooni himself wasn't consistent on which name received which emphasis).

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* There was a ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch about two Americans, Mike and Beverly, meeting a bizarre foreign couple (as in, an odd mishmash of Japanese and Scandinavian stereotypes), named Nooni and Nooni. Any time Mike said either name, Nooni or Nooni would immediately point out that he'd gotten them mixed up. Even though the only difference between the two names was which syllable was emphasized (and Nooni himself wasn't consistent on which name received which emphasis).
9th Jul '15 11:32:00 AM thatother1dude
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* Inverted in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''; Weiss asks Ruby to pick between two tablecloths for the upcoming dance, and Ruby replies that both tablecloths look the same.

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* Inverted in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''; ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Weiss asks Ruby to pick between two tablecloths for the upcoming dance, and Ruby replies that both tablecloths look the same.
9th Jul '15 11:26:03 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a young woman with four Patrats is aware that she can distinguish them and the player can'tso she challenges the player to a ShellGame with them.

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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a young woman with four Patrats is aware that she can distinguish them and the player can'tso she challenges the player to a ShellGame with them.
9th Jul '15 11:25:35 AM thatother1dude
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a young woman with four Patrats is aware that she can distinguish them and the player can'tso she challenges the player to a ShellGame with them.




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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a young woman with four Patrats is aware that she can distinguish them and the player can'tso she challenges the player to a ShellGame with them.
26th May '15 4:33:57 PM Alvin
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* On StarTrekVoyager, there are identical twin sisters, one of whom Ensign Kim likes. Tom Paris can't tell them apart.
26th May '15 3:54:31 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* In ''KOn'', Sawako-sensei is able to tell that Ui is impersonating Yui because her breasts are ''slightly'' bigger.

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* In ''KOn'', ''Manga/KOn'', Sawako-sensei is able to tell that Ui is impersonating Yui because her breasts are ''slightly'' bigger.
29th Dec '14 9:25:07 AM nombretomado
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* In the DonRosa story ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse An Eye For Detail]]'', DonaldDuck is able to tell apart his identical triplet nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie). Uncle Scrooge tries to find a way to profit from this talent of Donald's. HilarityEnsues, naturally.

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* In the DonRosa Creator/DonRosa story ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse An Eye For Detail]]'', DonaldDuck is able to tell apart his identical triplet nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie). Uncle Scrooge tries to find a way to profit from this talent of Donald's. HilarityEnsues, naturally.
9th Nov '14 9:18:57 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': An early first-season episode, "Goodbye, Dolly," revolves around Arnold's prized doll being sold at an apartment-wide garage sale. Apparently, his mother had given it to him when he was a toddler, hence his abnormal attachment to it, and Arnold is unable to sleep or even cope with his life after he realizes it to be missing; Drummond had absent-mindedly sold it. The trope kicks in when a private detective -- unable to track down the doll's new owner -- has a new one made, but Arnold immediately can tell the difference. (It is implied that Arnold eventually gets counseling and gets over the loss of the doll.)

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* ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'': An early first-season episode, "Goodbye, Dolly," revolves around Arnold's prized doll being sold at an apartment-wide garage sale. Apparently, his mother had given it to him when he was a toddler, hence his abnormal attachment to it, it (it represents his mother and his connection to her), and Arnold is unable to sleep or even cope with his life after he realizes it to be missing; Drummond had absent-mindedly sold it. The trope kicks in when a private detective -- unable to track down the doll's new owner -- has a new one made, but Arnold immediately can tell the difference. (It is implied that Arnold eventually gets counseling and gets over the loss of the doll.)
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