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21st Jun '17 6:44:18 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', when Layton and Luke find [[spoiler:what they think is]] Dr. Schrader's dead body, Inspector Chelmey arrives. In the previous game, [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]], Inspector Chelmey turned out to be [[spoiler: Don Paolo in disguise]]. So as soon as he sees Chelmey, Luke tries to pull off his 'mask'. Only to think that it's the very real, and now very angry, detective inspector.

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* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'', when Layton and Luke find [[spoiler:what they think is]] Dr. Schrader's dead body, Inspector Chelmey arrives. In the previous game, [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]], Inspector Chelmey turned out to be [[spoiler: Don Paolo in disguise]]. So as soon as he sees Chelmey, Luke tries to pull off his 'mask'. Only 'mask'.. only to think find out that it's the very real, and now very angry, detective inspector.
25th Mar '17 8:13:36 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "Jeffy's Tantrum!", Mario refuses to buy Jeffy a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' game on the App store with his credit card, so Jeffy decides to run away. The doorbell rings, and Mario comes across who appears to be Jeffy wearing [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] glasses, asking for his credit card number. Mario thinks it really is Jeffy, so he refuses to tell him his credit card number, and tells him he's not fooled by his disguise. Who appears to be Jeffy tells Mario he doesn't know what he's talking about, and the real Jeffy shows up, asking Mario who the guy who looks like him is.
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** The episode, "Music Day" has a cartoon where Buster spends the majority of it spoiling a children's concert hosted by the Raffi Main/{{Expy}} Ruffee, while dressed in a diaper and a green bonnet. When Ruffee finally does reach his [[RageBreakingPoint breaking point]], he yells at who appears to be the disguised Buster, but when he picks him up, he's actually a human baby dressed in a nearly identical way. This [[OhCrap proves to be a big mistake]] when said human baby's oversized father [[PapaWolf scolds Ruffee for doing so, and later beats him up]].

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** The episode, "Music Day" has a cartoon where Buster spends the majority of it the short, "Ruffled Ruffee" from the episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E14MusicDay Music Day]]" spoiling a children's concert hosted by the Raffi Main/{{Expy}} Ruffee, while dressed in a diaper and a green bonnet. When Ruffee finally does reach his [[RageBreakingPoint breaking point]], he yells at who appears to be the disguised Buster, but when he picks him up, he's actually a human baby dressed in a nearly identical way. This [[OhCrap proves to be a big mistake]] when said human baby's oversized father [[PapaWolf scolds Ruffee for doing so, and later beats him up]].
21st Mar '17 11:22:40 PM Daeolus
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* An episode of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has Heloise and Beezy fighting over who gets Jimmy as their houseguest. {{L|ouisCypher}}ucius comes to Heloise's house when she has Jimmy to go over something work related with her. She mistakes him for Beezy in disguise, and launches him into the sky. This is a case of ForgotAboutHisPowers, since Heloise would usually be smart enough to realize that [[TheBigGuy Beezy]] is too big to pose as [[TheNapoleon Lucius]]. To make this point clearer, Beezy disguises as Heloise later in the episode, and [[TheDitz Jimmy]] sees right through it.

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* An episode of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Heloise and Beezy fighting over who gets Jimmy as their houseguest. {{L|ouisCypher}}ucius comes to Heloise's house when she has Jimmy to go over something work related with her. She mistakes him for Beezy in disguise, and launches him into the sky. This is a case of ForgotAboutHisPowers, since Heloise would usually be smart enough to realize that [[TheBigGuy Beezy]] is too big to pose as [[TheNapoleon Lucius]]. To make this point clearer, Beezy disguises as Heloise later in the episode, and [[TheDitz Jimmy]] sees right through it.
20th Mar '17 8:49:41 AM Divra
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--> Bartender: Milt Joyce, owner and proprietor.
--> Wyatt: Wyatt Earp.
--> Bartender: [snorts]... yeah, right...
19th Mar '17 5:23:07 PM eroock
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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse", an eccentric DVD-seller comes into John's surgery and John thinks he's actually Sherlock in disguise. He isn't, but the scene pays homage to a scene in the equivalent short story, where Holmes turns up at Watson's house disguised as an eccentric bookseller.

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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode [[Recap/SherlockS03E01TheEmptyHearse "The Empty Hearse", Hearse"]], an eccentric DVD-seller comes into John's surgery and John thinks he's actually Sherlock in disguise. He isn't, but the scene pays homage to a scene in the equivalent short story, where Holmes turns up at Watson's house disguised as an eccentric bookseller.
15th Mar '17 5:44:12 AM StarTropes
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* An episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' features a woman who, after a brain injury, has become convinced that her daughter isn't really her daughter. As a result, she doesn't notice that her daughter has been raped.
6th Feb '17 6:18:00 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* PlayedForLaughs several times in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. One of the most hilarious examples is when [[MasterOfDisguise Mortadelo]] is ordered by the ''[[MadBoss Súper]]'' to disguise as the latter in order to capture a killer who is attempting to assesinate the ''Súper''. Filemón, oblivious to that, is ordered by Mortadelo to serve him a cup of coffee and a cigar -cue when he knows the truth to look ''really'' angered for Mortadelo, and once he finds him beats the shit out of his companion... just to find he actually beat the ''real'' ''Súper'', who of course is not happy at all-
28th Oct '16 7:39:34 PM DrOO7
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* In a handful of ''Literature/NancyDrew'' books where Nancy has had to contend with an impersonator, one of the many problems spawned from this has been people mistaking ''her'' for the double. Which is bad enough, but more so considering the nefarious things the other woman has been up to, such as theft or murder.
8th Sep '16 8:01:49 PM PaulA
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* In [[Literature/ThePlaneteers "The Brain Stealers of Mars"]], Rod Blake encounters a {{shapeshifting}} alien plant-thing that disguises itself--poorly--as his partner Ted Penton. He shoots it and it turns into a bat and flies away. He's still in the grip of hysteria when another Ted-Penton-thing shows up, and Rod shoots at it too. Of course, this one is real.

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* In [[Literature/ThePlaneteers "The Brain Stealers of Mars"]], "Literature/TheBrainStealersOfMars", Rod Blake encounters a {{shapeshifting}} alien plant-thing that disguises itself--poorly--as his partner Ted Penton. He shoots it and it turns into a bat and flies away. He's still in the grip of hysteria when another Ted-Penton-thing shows up, and Rod shoots at it too. Of course, this one is real.
22nd Jul '16 2:28:25 PM Unregistered
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*''Series/CriminalMinds'' featured an episode ("Dorado Falls") where the [=UnSub=] developed Capgras Syndrome (see Real Life folder) after he sustained a head injury in a car accident. Thoroughly convinced that the government had replaced his loved ones and acquaintances with fake look-alikes, the criminal (a former marine that participated in Black Ops in South Africa) went into a killing spree, targeting his former boss, his parents and then his own family demanding to know what happened to the real them.
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