History Main / MakingUseOfTheTwin

7th Feb '16 5:43:17 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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** Throughout seasons 1 to 7, the part of Michelle Tanner was credited to "Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen", leading many audience members to believe that there was in fact only one girl. In season 8, the credits were finally changed to say "and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle".
2nd Feb '16 12:21:57 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had a fake LiveEpisode. When the AnimatedActor cast came on stage at the end, there were two copies of Rollo, implying this trope.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had a {{Implied}} InUniverse on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow:'' their fake LiveEpisode. When LiveEpisode had all the AnimatedActor cast came on stage {{Animated Actor}}s come out at the end, there were with two copies of Rollo, implying this trope. Rollos.
19th Dec '15 10:16:39 PM nombretomado
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* The [[SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Sid and Marty Krofft]] show ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'' did an episode where the evil Spider Lady turns herself into a look-alike of Electra-Woman. Once again, Deirdre Hall was Electra-Woman, while the Spider Lady doppelganger was played by Andrea Hall.
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* The [[SidAndMartyKrofftProductions [[Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Sid and Marty Krofft]] show ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'' did an episode where the evil Spider Lady turns herself into a look-alike of Electra-Woman. Once again, Deirdre Hall was Electra-Woman, while the Spider Lady doppelganger was played by Andrea Hall.
15th Nov '15 5:30:56 PM dmcreif
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** There is a shot where Sarah Connor appears on screen at the same time as the T-1000 is mimicking her. This shot was achieved using Linda Hamilton's twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren as the T-1000. Apparently the filmmakers were not aware until production commenced that Hamilton had a twin because the original plans were to use more complex camera tricks and film editing. ** Gearren is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is 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, the Hamilton twins, and a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull. [[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know.[[/note]] They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence. ** As pictured above, the twin brothers Don and Dan Stanton allow one to play a mental hospital security guard and the other playing the T-1000 in his form to appear onscreen at the same time.
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** There is a shot where Sarah Connor appears on screen at the same time as the T-1000 is mimicking her. This shot was achieved using Linda Hamilton's twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren as the T-1000. Apparently the filmmakers were not aware until production commenced that Hamilton had a twin because the original plans were to use more complex ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''-style camera tricks and film editing. ** Gearren is also used in a DeletedScene that appears to show Schwarzenegger in a mirror while Hamilton is 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, the Hamilton twins, and where Leslie operates on a Schwarzenegger dummy with an open robotic skull. [[note]]That, skull[[note]]That, or there is something the voters of California need to know.[[/note]] know[[/note]] on one side, while Linda mirrors her movements on the other side with the real Schwarzenegger. They also use Leslie in Sarah's dream sequence. ** As pictured above, the twin brothers Real life twins Don and Dan Stanton allow are used for a sequence where one to play plays a mental hospital security guard and the other playing plays the T-1000 in his form to appear onscreen mimicking him at the same time.

** Amusingly enough averted in ''Film/XMen1''. Mystique impersonates Bobby "Iceman" Drake (Shawn Ashmore), and in one scene, the real Iceman walks by a door shortly before the fake Iceman comes out of it. The director states in the commentary that he didn't know he'd managed to hire somebody with an identical twin who could easily have played the double and went to the bother of doing two takes spliced together.
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** Amusingly enough averted in ''Film/XMen1''. Mystique impersonates Bobby "Iceman" Drake (Shawn Ashmore), and in one scene, the real Iceman walks by a door shortly before the fake Iceman comes out of it. The director Director Bryan Singer states in the commentary that he didn't know he'd managed to hire somebody with an identical twin who could easily have played the double and went to the bother of doing two takes spliced together.

* Creator/PenelopeCruz's younger sister Mónica (who looks exactly like her) was used as her double in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' to [[HideYourPregnancy hide the fact that Penelope was pregnant]].
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* Creator/PenelopeCruz's younger sister Mónica (who looks exactly like her) was used as her double in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' to [[HideYourPregnancy hide the fact that Penelope was pregnant]].Penelope's pregnancy]].

* Used differently in ''Film/TheMatrix''. When Morpheus is taking Neo through the Agent Training Program (the "woman in the red dress" scene), they walk past several sets of identical twins, with each pair wearing identical outfits. Those are real pairs of twins, by the way. They're not CGI. The in-universe explanation is that Mouse got lazy while programming the scenario, and just doubled up on some of the extras instead of coding unique characters.
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* Used differently UpToEleven in ''Film/TheMatrix''. When Morpheus is taking Neo through the Agent Training Program (the "woman in the red dress" scene), they you might think you just saw the same extras walk past several sets of identical twins, by the camera twice, with each pair wearing identical outfits. Those are real pairs of twins, by the way. They're not CGI. twins. No CGI of any kind. The in-universe explanation is that Mouse got lazy while programming creating the scenario, and program that he just doubled up on some of created half the extras instead of coding crowd and copy-pasted it rather than code unique characters.
12th Nov '15 12:25:30 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/t2guardtwins_3336.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:Watch out, Don Stanton. Your identical twin brother is about to kill you in five seconds.[[note]]On the left is Don Stanton as Lewis, the hospital security guard. In the background is twin Dan Stanton playing the T-1000 mimicking Lewis.[[/note]]]]
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay [[quoteright:342:[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/t2guardtwins_3336.org/pmwiki/pub/images/t2guardtwins.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:350:Watch [[caption-width-right:342:Watch out, Don Stanton. Your identical twin brother is about to kill you in five seconds.[[note]]On the left is Don Stanton as Lewis, the hospital security guard. In the background is twin Dan Stanton playing the T-1000 mimicking Lewis.[[/note]]]]
24th Oct '15 4:57:10 AM bwburke94
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Big Brother (US) 17 also used this twist.
* ''Series/BigBrother'': Reality TV example: In the Australian Big Brother house, a pair of twins posed as one housemate and would swap in and out at Big Bro's command. This happened in a season of the American version as well
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* ''Series/BigBrother'': Reality TV example: In the Australian Big Brother house, a pair of twins posed as one housemate and would swap in and out at Big Bro's command. This happened in a season two seasons of the American version as wellwell.
8th Oct '15 10:00:54 PM LanceOmikron
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[[caption-width-right:350:Watch out, Don Stanton. Your identical twin brother is about to kill you in five seconds.[[note]]On the left is Don Stanton as Lewis, the hospital security guard. In the background is twin Dan Stanton playing the T-1000 mimicking Don.[[/note]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Watch out, Don Stanton. Your identical twin brother is about to kill you in five seconds.[[note]]On the left is Don Stanton as Lewis, the hospital security guard. In the background is twin Dan Stanton playing the T-1000 mimicking Don.Lewis.[[/note]]]]
13th Sep '15 1:32:37 PM nighttrainfm
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** Averted in the counterpart series ''PowerRangersJungleFury'', where Blue Ranger Theo's twin brother Luen stops by for a visit, but both are played by Aljin Abella.
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** Averted in the counterpart series ''PowerRangersJungleFury'', ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', where Blue Ranger Theo's twin brother Luen stops by for a visit, but both are played by Aljin Abella.
15th Aug '15 10:53:17 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Laverne Cox's twin brother plays her character before her [[{{Transsexual}} transition from male to female]]. Apparently Cox was willing to do the pre-transitions scenes herself, but the producers weren't comfortable with making her do that.
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* In ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Laverne Cox's twin brother plays her character before her [[{{Transsexual}} transition from male to female]]. Apparently Cox was willing to do the pre-transitions pre-transition scenes herself, but the producers weren't comfortable with making her do that.that and the problem was solved when they found out about her brother.
4th Jul '15 12:45:44 PM Epithumia
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': in ''I, Mudd'', Alyce Andrece played Alice #1 through #250, while Rhae Andrece played Alice 251 through 500. Similarly Ted and Tom [=LeGarde=] played the Herman series, Colleen and Maureen Thornton played the Barbara Series, and Starr and Tamara Wilson played the Maisie Series.
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