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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.
27th Dec '17 4:55:03 AM DesertDragon
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* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY video]] where an American professor living in South Korea is interviewed from home by BBC discussing the impeachment of the nation's president, the interview is interrupted by his two young children wandering into the office, followed by their horrified mother shooing them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed she was the professor's ''nanny'' rather than his wife. 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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* In the Professor Robert E. Kelly, an American living in South Korea, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY video]] where went viral with his family]] when he gave an American professor living in South Korea is interviewed interview with BBC from his home by BBC discussing on the impeachment of the nation's president, the interview is President Park Geun-hye, then gets interrupted by his two young children wandering into the his office, which was soon followed by their horrified Korean mother shooing grabbing them and pulling them out. It's a cute funny video, but half the comments assumed she the woman was the professor's Kelly's ''nanny'' rather than his wife.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.
27th Dec '17 4:34:59 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' star Trixie Mattel may have a [[http://logosrupaulsdragrace.wikia.com/wiki/Trixie_Mattel?file=Trixie_Mattel.jpg distinctive drag style]] that is UncannyValleyMakeup incarnate, but as Brian Firkus, he looks like an [[https://alienandrogyny.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/b4rvojociaaigsj.jpg extremely average young man]]. He recounted how a few of his fellow Season 7 queens mistook him for a member of the crew and ordered him around when they saw him out of drag for the first time, since he looks completely different when he isn't Trixie.

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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' star Trixie Mattel may have a [[http://logosrupaulsdragrace.wikia.com/wiki/Trixie_Mattel?file=Trixie_Mattel.jpg distinctive drag style]] that is UncannyValleyMakeup incarnate, but as Brian Firkus, he looks like an [[https://alienandrogyny.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/b4rvojociaaigsj.jpg extremely average young man]]. He recounted how a few of his fellow Season 7 queens initially mistook him for a member of the crew and ordered him around when they saw him out of drag for the first time, since he looks completely different when he isn't Trixie. studio intern.
13th Oct '17 9:25:26 PM 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.
8th Oct '17 1:29:27 PM nombretomado
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* Hyacinth does this at least twice to the owners of the stately homes she likes to visit on ''KeepingUpAppearances''.

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* Hyacinth does this at least twice to the owners of the stately homes she likes to visit on ''KeepingUpAppearances''.''Series/KeepingUpAppearances''.
4th Oct '17 2:57:25 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In the episode ''ARGGH! You For Real?'', Clyde and Lincoln are mistaken by a lady as members of the crew for the tv show ARGGH. They play along so they can enter the house and get a good view of the ghost hunting, but itís because of this they are able to see what is really going on behind the scenes.
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