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6th Nov '17 12:22:56 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* One of the most famous examples would be Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who shared the role of Michelle Tanner on ''Series/FullHouse''. Mary-Kate and Ashley now say that when they watch old episodes from the earliest seasons, they can't actually tell which of them is actually in the scene.


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** Mary-Kate and Ashley now say that when they watch old episodes from the earliest seasons, they can't actually tell which of them is actually in the scene.


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* In ''Series/YesDear'', Anthony and Michael Bain alternated as the role of Sammy Warner. In TheStinger for the episode, "Headshot", both Anthony and Michael are shown when all four adult characters confess to having "broken" Sammy, and Jimmy and Christine [[ReplacementGoldfish replace Sammy with an identical child]] and throw the "broken" Sammy out to the curb.
22nd Sep '17 2:54:02 PM AndreaTx
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* One of the most famous examples would be Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who shared the role of Michelle Tanner on ''Series/FullHouse''. Mary-Kate and Ashley now say that when they watch old episodes from the earliest seasons, they can't actually tell which of them is actually in the scene.
* In ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', Abel Teller is portrayed by twins Ryder and Evan Londo.
22nd Sep '17 2:41:51 PM x_countryguy
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* The Mowry twins actually subvert this in ''Series/StrongMedicine''. Dr. Kayla Thornton, the local ex-TeenGenius HospitalHottie (Tamera), ''does'' have a twin named Kesha (Tia), but she only appears once in the plot. [[spoiler: And Kesha turns out to be TheOphelia, contrasting with SugarAndIceGirl Kayla.]]

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* The Mowry twins actually subvert this in ''Series/StrongMedicine''. Dr. Kayla Thornton, the local ex-TeenGenius HospitalHottie (Tamera), ''does'' have a twin named Kesha (Tia), but she only appears once in the plot. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And Kesha turns out to be TheOphelia, contrasting with SugarAndIceGirl Kayla.]]



* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the second case, StageMagician Bonny De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]
10th Aug '17 8:41:07 AM StFan
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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g working on the inside of his head]]; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Linda operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] on one side, while Leslie [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.
*** In fact, is is THIS sequence for which the twin was considered absolutely necessary. They had no idea how to do it, until she revealed she had a twin!
** Real life twins Don and Dan Stanton are used for a sequence where one plays a mental hospital security guard and the other plays the T-1000 mimicking him at the same time.

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** Leslie is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeL0xdVTy_g working on the inside of his head]]; this was actually a clever set piece done entirely without camera effects through the use of an empty mirror frame, where Linda operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know[[/note]] skull on one side, while Leslie [[MirrorRoutine mirrors her movements]] on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger.
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They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence.
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sequence. In fact, is is THIS sequence for which the twin was considered absolutely necessary. They had no idea how to do it, until she revealed she had a twin!
** Real life Real-life twins Don and Dan Stanton are used for a sequence where one plays a mental hospital security guard and the other plays the T-1000 mimicking him at the same time.



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** Also, both play the role of Julian in ''Film/BigDaddy''.

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** * Also, both play the role of Julian in ''Film/BigDaddy''.



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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]

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* Semi-example; when Music/TheWho made a guest appearance as themselves on ''TheSimpsons'', Pete Townshend had a sore throat and wasn't able to read his lines, so his soundalike younger brother, Simon Townshend, read the lines on his behalf.
* {{Implied}} InUniverse on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow:'' their fake LiveEpisode had all the {{Animated Actor}}s come out at the end, with two Rollos.

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* Semi-example; when Music/TheWho made a guest appearance as themselves on ''TheSimpsons'', Pete Townshend had a sore throat Former professional baseball player and wasn't able known goofball Jose Canseco once tried to read have his lines, so twin brother Ozzie [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 take his soundalike younger brother, Simon Townshend, read place]] at a celebrity boxing match.
* Mario Andretti qualifies in second place for
the lines on 1969 Indy 500, then while practicing crashes and suffers facial burns (fortunately, much more common then than now). His injuries don't affect his behalf.
* {{Implied}} InUniverse on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow:''
plans to race, but they do affect the traditional front row photo, where the top three qualifiers pose in their fake LiveEpisode had all cars. No problem, just get twin brother Aldo to pose in your place. Fellow front-row qualifiers A.J. Foyt and Bobby Unser ''don't even notice the {{Animated Actor}}s come out at stand-in''. Oh yeah, he went on to win the end, with two Rollos.
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* Former professional baseball player and known goofball Jose Canseco once tried to have his twin brother Ozzie [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 take his place]] at a celebrity boxing match.
* Mario Andretti qualifies in second place for the 1969 Indy 500, then while practicing crashes and suffers facial burns (fortunately, much more common then than now). His injuries don't affect his plans to race, but they do affect the traditional front row photo, where the top three qualifiers pose in their cars. No problem, just get twin brother Aldo to pose in your place. Fellow front-row qualifiers A.J. Foyt and Bobby Unser ''don't even notice the stand-in''[[note]]Oh yeah, he went on to win the race.[[/note]].
* Without [[{{Spoiler}} spoiling the actual illusions]], let's just say that [[StageMagician stage magicians]] employ a ''lot'' of twins for their "[[LovelyAssistant lovely assistants]]."
* Perhaps the coolest thing of all, '''NASA''' is getting in on this in 2015, sending astronaut Scott Kelly to space for a year while they use his identical brother and former-astronaut Mark on Earth as a control for data.

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* Former professional baseball player and known goofball Jose Canseco once tried to have his twin brother Ozzie [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 take his place]] at a celebrity boxing match.
* Mario Andretti qualifies in second place for the 1969 Indy 500, then while practicing crashes and suffers facial burns (fortunately, much more common then than now). His injuries don't affect his plans to race, but they do affect the traditional front row photo, where the top three qualifiers pose in their cars. No problem, just get twin brother Aldo to pose in your place. Fellow front-row qualifiers A.J. Foyt and Bobby Unser ''don't even notice the stand-in''[[note]]Oh yeah, he went on to win the race.[[/note]].
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* Without [[{{Spoiler}} spoiling the actual illusions]], let's just say that [[StageMagician stage magicians]] {{stage magician}}s employ a ''lot'' of twins for their "[[LovelyAssistant lovely assistants]]."
* Perhaps the coolest thing of all, '''NASA''' is getting in on this in 2015, sending astronaut Scott Kelly to space for a year while they use his identical brother and former-astronaut Mark on Earth as a control for data.
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]
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* Semi-example; when Music/TheWho made a guest appearance as themselves on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Pete Townshend had a sore throat and wasn't able to read his lines, so his soundalike younger brother, Simon Townshend, read the lines on his behalf.
* {{Implied}} InUniverse on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow:'' their fake LiveEpisode had all the {{Animated Actor}}s come out at the end, with two Rollos.
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* Perhaps the coolest thing of all, '''NASA''' is getting in on this in 2015, sending astronaut Scott Kelly to space for a year while they use his identical brother and former-astronaut Mark on Earth as a control for data.
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5th Feb '17 8:57:07 AM AndyLA
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* ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' had an episode where the [=MOTD=] creates an EvilTwin of [=GekiBlue=], who was played by the actor's identical twin brother. These two have a habit of showing up in each other's shows.

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* ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' had an episode where the [=MOTD=] creates an EvilTwin of [=GekiBlue=], who was played by the actor's Manpei Takagi's identical twin brother.brother, Shinpei. These two have a habit of showing up in each other's shows.
18th Jan '17 4:03:58 AM TheKaizerreich
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Not to be confused with BackupTwin. And the title is not referring to [[TwinThreesomeFantasy inciting a three way between twins]]. Come on, guys.

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Not to be confused with BackupTwin. And Nor is the title is not referring to [[TwinThreesomeFantasy inciting a three way between twins]]. Come on, guys.
TwinThreesomeFantasy.
18th Jan '17 4:02:27 AM TheKaizerreich
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If you want to pull out some kind of {{doppelganger}} in an episode of TV, the ideal way to achieve it would of course be to bring in a whole other actor who just happens to look exactly like the actor you're duplicating. Unfortunately, actors generally don't have identical twins hanging around.

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If you want to pull out some kind of {{doppelganger}} in an episode of TV, the ideal way to achieve it would of course be to bring in a whole other actor who just happens to look exactly like the actor you're duplicating. Unfortunately, actors generally typically don't have identical twins hanging around.
24th Dec '16 7:56:33 AM Viira
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''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny Defamme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny Defamme De Famme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]
4th Dec '16 1:12:36 AM BigKlingy
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''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has an In-Universe example. [[spoiler: In the second case, StageMagician Bonny Defamme is famous for her teleportation act. She pulls it off due to having a twin sister, Betty. Naturally you end up having to expose this in court when the "Bonny" testifying turns out to be Betty.]]

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23rd Nov '16 4:40:55 PM skteosk
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* In ''Series/CoronationStreet'', the role of Bethany Platt was played by twins Amy and Emily Walton until the end of her first stint in 2007. The two girls were briefly seen together in a Christmas pantomime the show's cast put on.
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