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20th Jun '18 7:57:51 AM DrOO7
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* In ''The Choice'', the hero [[RaceForYourLove races]] to the heroine's childhood home to plead his case to her. He's admitted by the butler and spends a few minutes chatting with him and the cook before spotting her returning from her riding lesson with her parents. He asks them for her hand in marriage, only for them to reveal that they are the rising instructors and that the "butler" and "chef" are her parents. Usually for this tropes, he's been perfectly polite to them, likely earning him points.

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* In ''The Choice'', the hero [[RaceForYourLove races]] to the heroine's childhood home to plead his case to her. He's admitted by the butler and spends a few minutes chatting with him and the cook before spotting her returning from her riding lesson with her parents. He asks them for her hand in marriage, only for them to reveal that they are the rising riding instructors and that the "butler" and "chef" are her parents. Usually for this tropes, trope, he's been perfectly polite to them, likely earning him points.
2nd Apr '18 9:11:39 AM Lloigor
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a Kilgore Rangerette outfit, and they go to a Texas-themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker even by the other workers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his the latter's stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a Kilgore Rangerette outfit, and they go to a Texas-themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker worker, even by the other workers.
2nd Apr '18 7:30:40 AM Lloigor
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** Earlier in the episode, Fry was thought a mugger was part of the park.

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** Earlier in the episode, Fry was thought a mugger was part of the park.
2nd Apr '18 7:29:50 AM Lloigor
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a Kilgore Rangerette outfit, and they go to a Texan themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker even by the other workers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a Kilgore Rangerette outfit, and they go to a Texan themed Texas-themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker even by the other workers.
2nd Apr '18 7:29:01 AM Lloigor
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a very stereotypical cowgirl outfit, and they go to a Texan themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker even by the other workers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank tries to impress a potential customer by playing on his stereotypes of Texas. He gets Peggy to dress up in a very stereotypical cowgirl Kilgore Rangerette outfit, and they go to a Texan themed restaurant. Naturally, Peggy turns out to be wearing the exact same outfit as the workers there, which gets her mistaken for a worker even by the other workers.
3rd Feb '18 1:15:50 AM JackG
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* ''Film/MaxManus''. Max assumes the attractive woman in a refugee center is the SexySecretary when she's [[RebelLeader actually his boss]]. After giving him an earful, she in turn is surprised to find he's the [[FamedInStory famous resistance fighter Max Manus]].



* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Ramsay Snow deliberately impersonates his dead [[TheIgor Igor]], Reek, to avoid Starks' justice and later escape captivity from Theon Greyjoy. This ends badly for [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Theon]], whom Ramsay captures and breaks into becoming a replacement Reek.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
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Ramsay Snow deliberately impersonates his dead [[TheIgor Igor]], Reek, to avoid Starks' justice and later escape captivity from Theon Greyjoy. This ends badly for [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Theon]], whom Ramsay captures and breaks into becoming a replacement Reek.Reek.
** When Jon Snow becomes Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and has to meet a queen well known for her superior attitude, he makes sure to be accompanied by several underlings, otherwise she might "mistake him for the stableboy and hand him the reins of her horse." Admittedly Jon is rather young to be a Lord Commander. It works, too. Instead of mistaking him for the stableboy, she mistakes him for a junior officer sent to escort her to the Lord Commander.
** According to her long-suffering mother Lady Stark, her daughter Arya would often be mistaken for a stableboy because she is a TomboyPrincess. However this comes in useful when she's forced to go on the run [[PrincessInRags disguised as a commoner]].
28th Jan '18 8:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "Market for Murder", Troy meets the local lord while he is up a ladder tending to some peeling wallpaper and assumes he is the handyman.

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* In the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "Market for Murder", Troy meets the local lord while he is up a ladder tending to some peeling wallpaper and assumes he is the handyman.
27th Jan '18 10:41:36 AM chopshop
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Peridot initially tries to order Pearl around on reflex, as Pearls on Homeworld are a mass-manufactured SlaveRace.
27th Dec '17 5:08:03 AM DesertDragon
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* Professor Robert E. Kelly, an American living in South Korea, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY went viral with his family]] when he was giving an interview with BBC from his home on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, then gets interrupted by his two young children wandering into his office, soon followed by their horrified mother rushing in and pulling them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed the Korean woman was Kelly's ''nanny'' rather than his wife, even though both kids are clearly mixed-race. [[EthnicMenialLabor It's as if people didn't even consider she could be his equal in any way]]. After the video went viral, the family did several follow-up interviews clearing the air.

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* Professor Robert E. Kelly, an American living in South Korea, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY went viral with his family]] when he was giving an interview with BBC from his home on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, then gets interrupted by his two young children wandering into his office, soon followed by their horrified mother rushing in and pulling them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed the Korean woman was Kelly's ''nanny'' rather than his wife, even though both kids are clearly mixed-race. [[EthnicMenialLabor It's as if people didn't even consider that she could be his equal in any way]].equal]]. After the video went viral, the family did several follow-up interviews clearing the air.
27th Dec '17 5:05:26 AM DesertDragon
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* Professor Robert E. Kelly, an American living in South Korea, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY went viral with his family]] when he gave an interview with BBC from his home on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, then gets interrupted by his two young children wandering into his office, which was soon followed by their horrified Korean mother grabbing them and pulling them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed the woman was Kelly's ''nanny'' rather than his wife, nevermind that the kids are clearly mixed-race. His being white and her being Korean made these assumptions [[EthnicMenialLabor all the more uncomfortable]]. After the video went viral, the family did several follow-up interviews clearing the air.

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* Professor Robert E. Kelly, an American living in South Korea, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY went viral with his family]] when he gave was giving an interview with BBC from his home on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, then gets interrupted by his two young children wandering into his office, which was soon followed by their horrified Korean mother grabbing them rushing in and pulling them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed the Korean woman was Kelly's ''nanny'' rather than his wife, nevermind that the even though both kids are clearly mixed-race. His being white and her being Korean made these assumptions [[EthnicMenialLabor all the more uncomfortable]].It's as if people didn't even consider she could be his equal in any way]]. After the video went viral, the family did several follow-up interviews clearing the air.
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