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16th Aug '17 9:34:17 AM Sharlee
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* In one ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' story, [[LegionOfDoom Legion of Super-Villains]] member Ron-Karr (who has the power to turn tw0-dimensional) attempts to hide from the Legion by plastering himself against the wall and pretending to be a mural. It doesn't work.
20th Jul '17 9:37:34 AM Montanto
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* In the ''Literature/Parker'' novel "Slayground" by Richard Stark, Parker sits in a wax museum display and his pursuers fail to notice him.

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* In the ''Literature/Parker'' ''{{Literature/Parker}}'' novel "Slayground" by Richard Stark, Parker sits in a wax museum display and his pursuers fail to notice him.
14th Jul '17 6:49:52 PM Kotomikun
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Alice tries to hide from Bob, so she pretends to be a statue (or, in more cartoonish settings, even a painting or a relief) in a museum, art gallery etc. Sometimes she has to WalkLikeAnEgyptian to fit in, or get in a suit of armour, or end up holding an empty picture frame in front of herself. Bob typically doesn't catch on, though he looks at Alice suspiciously (bonus points if he says "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible I'll never understand this modern art]]" or "What an ugly statue!"). Sometimes Alice will accidentally reveal herself, typically by [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], or in worst-case scenarios, Bob will sneeze and she will respond "gesundheit".

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Alice tries to hide from Bob, so she pretends to be a statue (or, in more cartoonish settings, even a painting or a relief) in a museum, art gallery etc. Sometimes she has to WalkLikeAnEgyptian to fit in, or get in a suit of armour, or end up holding an empty picture frame in front of herself. Bob typically doesn't catch on, though he looks at Alice suspiciously (bonus points if he says "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible I'll never understand this modern art]]" or "What an ugly statue!").

Sometimes Alice will accidentally reveal herself, typically by [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], or in worst-case scenarios, Bob will sneeze and she will respond "gesundheit".
"gesundheit". Often Bob will pass Alice obliviously the first time, only to [[DoubleTake stop a few seconds later and run back]]; either they will have an [[{{Beat}} awkward pause]] before she runs away and he chases her, or Bob will find that Alice [[OffscreenTeleportation has vanished]].
5th Jun '17 9:37:12 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'': The guards at The Louvre are at least smart enough to recognize Raphael is not a statue, and there are no empty pedestals, so he ''hides'' behind the existing statues instead. Amusingly, as the gameplay cannot work otherwise, each guard happens to be next to one or more of these statues as Raphael runs by.
10th May '17 8:24:56 AM Madrugada
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* ''They Call Me Bruce'' (1982). Bruce is being chased by gangsters, so he hides in a dress shop disguised as a dummy. The gangsters are GenreSavvy however, so one of them stabs each dummy. As he's about to stab Bruce, the shop owner shrieks, distracting their attention so Bruce can change his position in the line.

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* ''They Call Me Bruce'' (1982). Bruce is being chased by gangsters, so he hides in a dress shop disguised as a dummy. The gangsters are GenreSavvy however, not idiots, though, so one of them stabs each dummy. As he's about to stab Bruce, the shop owner shrieks, distracting their attention so Bruce can change his position in the line.



* The ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Locket" sees Helga trying to recover her locket with Arnold's picture--which she's just engraved with both her name and a poem declaring her love--from Arnold's Grandpa after she drops it. At one point, she sneaks into the boarding house basement just when Grandpa and Arnold are trying to open the locket, and quickly disables the fuse box to keep them from seeing the engraving. Helga grabs the jewelry and hides a nearby box when the lights come on, and Grandpa, being GenreSavvy, pulls open the lid to find the thief...however, the box [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to be filled with mannequin heads. Helga remains still and manages to escape detection (despite being the only "mannequin" with, you know, ''hair and facial features'').

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* The ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Locket" sees Helga trying to recover her locket with Arnold's picture--which she's just engraved with both her name and a poem declaring her love--from Arnold's Grandpa after she drops it. At one point, she sneaks into the boarding house basement just when Grandpa and Arnold are trying to open the locket, and quickly disables the fuse box to keep them from seeing the engraving. Helga grabs the jewelry and hides a nearby box when the lights come on, and Grandpa, being GenreSavvy, Grandpa pulls open the lid to find the thief...however, the box [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to be filled with mannequin heads. Helga remains still and manages to escape detection (despite being the only "mannequin" with, you know, ''hair and facial features'').
10th May '17 8:07:38 AM Madrugada
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* ''Film/WildWildWest''. A group of armed {{Mooks}} hide as characters in paintings to guard a room from intruders. It almost works, until another character gives it away by looking at one of them. The GenreSavvy hero kills that mook, and then shoots every other picture.

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* ''Film/WildWildWest''. A group of armed {{Mooks}} hide as characters in paintings to guard a room from intruders. It almost works, until another character gives it away by looking at one of them. The GenreSavvy hero kills that mook, and then shoots every other picture.
15th Apr '17 9:05:59 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted and then un-inverted on the episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Worry Men." Batman is investigating an abandoned warehouse that once supplied costumes and props for theatrical productions, believing it (correctly) to be the Mad Hatter's latest hideout. He sees what appears to be the Hatter seated in a throne-like chair and runs up to grab him - only to find himself holding a mannequin that doesn't look anything like the Hatter except for wearing [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of his spare costumes]]. The voice of the ''real'' Mad Hatter then rings out from somewhere in the darkness, gleefully telling Batman that a few of his "old friends" have dropped by. Batman is promptly attacked by animated dummies and/or puppets made up to look like the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, and the Joker, but manages to either evade or destroy all the fakes. Then he wanders past an exhibit depicting some ancient Mayan Indians in jaguar skins, noting that ''these'' dummies aren't on wheels or strings or any other sort of mechanism, so they can't hurt him. But then the "dummies" move, and Batman barely has time to hear "Oops! Should've warned you, old boy. That lot's ''real''!" before he gets clubbed over the head by the chief warrior.

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* Inverted and then un-inverted on the episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Worry Men." Batman is investigating an abandoned warehouse that once supplied costumes and props for theatrical productions, believing it (correctly) to be the Mad Hatter's latest hideout. He sees what appears to be the Hatter seated in a throne-like chair and runs up to grab him - only to find himself holding a mannequin that doesn't look anything like the Hatter except for wearing [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of his spare costumes]]. The voice of the ''real'' Mad Hatter then rings out from somewhere in the darkness, gleefully telling Batman that a few of his "old friends" have dropped by. Batman is promptly attacked by animated dummies and/or puppets made up to look like the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, and the Joker, but manages to either evade or destroy all the fakes. Then he wanders past an exhibit depicting some ancient Mayan Indians in jaguar skins, noting that ''these'' dummies aren't on wheels or strings or any other sort of mechanism, so they can't hurt him. But then the "dummies" move, and Batman barely has time to hear "Oops! Should've warned you, old boy. That lot's ''real''!" before he gets clubbed over the head by the chief warrior.
21st Feb '17 11:45:59 AM AthenaBlue
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* One of Susan Dexter's early fantasy novels has a scene where a young wizard hides a dancing girl from pursuit by disguising her as a statue in a courtyard. She's not actually frozen, but has to use her dance skills to hold perfectly still for several hours so the illusion won't be broken until she can slip away under cover of darkness.



* Corran Horn tries this in an ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novel; he's in the Emperor's private museum of Jedi memorabilia and he even puts on the old robe one of the statues or models was wearing. It is dark, and this ''almost'' works, but the Imperials looking for him notice that unlike all the others, his face and [[EyeScream eyes]] haven't been gouged out. Fortunately, he's also come across a working [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].

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* Corran Horn tries this Done dramatically in an ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novel; he's in the Emperor's private museum of Jedi memorabilia and he even puts on the old robe ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Hercule Poirot's Christmas]]'' where one of the suspects hides amid a set of dimly-lit statues or models was wearing. It is dark, and this ''almost'' works, but to disguise their presence at the Imperials looking for him notice that unlike all the others, his face and [[EyeScream eyes]] haven't been gouged out. Fortunately, he's also come across a working [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].crime scene.



* One of Susan Dexter's early fantasy novels has a scene where a young wizard hides a dancing girl from pursuit by disguising her as a statue in a courtyard. She's not actually frozen, but has to use her dance skills to hold perfectly still for several hours so the illusion won't be broken until she can slip away under cover of darkness.
* Done in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels: Vampire Voles'' when Scruff is hiding from Count Flistagga in the crypt.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchWatch'', the guards on the villain's estate are made to look like statues by an illusion, which fools everyone except wizards until they move.

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* One of Susan Dexter's early fantasy novels has Invoked in ''Literature/AMuseumPiece'' by Creator/RogerZelazny. A failed artist decides to leave the world that doesn't understand him and moves to a scene museum where he pretends to be a young wizard hides ''Beaten Gladiator, post-Hellenic'', "a monument to himself". Then he discovers he's not alone. [[spoiler:First he meets ''Hecuba Lamenting'' -- a dancing girl girl, who ran away from pursuit by disguising her as a statue in a courtyard. She's not actually frozen, but has to use her dance skills to hold perfectly still for several hours so the illusion won't be broken until she can slip parents who drove away under cover of darkness.
* Done in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels: Vampire Voles'' when Scruff is hiding from Count Flistagga in
her artist boyfriend. Then ''Roman Senators'' turn out to be retired art critics who wish to kill them to keep the crypt.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchWatch'', the guards on the villain's estate are made
{{masquerade}}. Then a mobile ''Xena ex Machina'' turns out to look like statues by an illusion, which fools everyone except wizards until they move.be a friendly shipwrecked alien ("somewhat narcissistic" and enjoying being admired).]]



* Invoked in ''Literature/AMuseumPiece'' by Creator/RogerZelazny. A failed artist decides to leave the world that doesn't understand him and moves to a museum where he pretends to be a ''Beaten Gladiator, post-Hellenic'', "a monument to himself". Then he discovers he's not alone. [[spoiler:First he meets ''Hecuba Lamenting'' -- a girl, who ran away from parents who drove away her artist boyfriend. Then ''Roman Senators'' turn out to be retired art critics who wish to kill them to keep the {{masquerade}}. Then a mobile ''Xena ex Machina'' turns out to be a friendly shipwrecked alien ("somewhat narcissistic" and enjoying being admired).]]
* Done dramatically in ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Hercule Poirot's Christmas]]'' where one of the suspects hides amid a set of dimly-lit statues to disguise their presence at the crime scene.

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* Invoked ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Corran Horn tries this
in ''Literature/AMuseumPiece'' by Creator/RogerZelazny. A failed artist decides to leave the world that doesn't understand him and moves to a museum where he pretends to be a ''Beaten Gladiator, post-Hellenic'', "a monument to himself". Then he discovers an ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novel; he's not alone. [[spoiler:First he meets ''Hecuba Lamenting'' -- a girl, who ran away from parents who drove away her artist boyfriend. Then ''Roman Senators'' turn out to be retired art critics who wish to kill them to keep in the {{masquerade}}. Then a mobile ''Xena ex Machina'' turns out to be a friendly shipwrecked alien ("somewhat narcissistic" Emperor's private museum of Jedi memorabilia and enjoying being admired).]]
* Done dramatically in ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot Hercule Poirot's Christmas]]'' where
he even puts on the old robe one of the suspects hides amid a set of dimly-lit statues to disguise their presence at or models was wearing. It is dark, and this ''almost'' works, but the crime scene. Imperials looking for him notice that unlike all the others, his face and [[EyeScream eyes]] haven't been gouged out. Fortunately, he's also come across a working [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].
* Done in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels: Vampire Voles'' when Scruff is hiding from Count Flistagga in the crypt.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchWatch'', the guards on the villain's estate are made to look like statues by an illusion, which fools everyone except wizards until they move.



* In one episode of ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' Barney goes undercover at the local department store as a mannequin.
* In an episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', Miss Brahms poses as a mannequin to avoid the notice of a couple of robbers. Of course, she sneezes and is taken hostage.



* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': Used a few times by the villains of the show to surprise the Dynamic Duo.
** "The Joker is Wild". The Joker hides himself and his band in statues from the Comedian Hall of Fame.
** The Riddler pulls this trick with all his henchmen in Madam's Soleil's House of Wax in "The Ring of Wax".
** And in "The Zodiac Crimes", Joker's moll Venus (and some of his goons) disguise themselves as statues of the Gotham City Museum of Modern Art.
* There's (possibly more than one) ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' sketch where Benny's character is pretending to be a statue when a sexy maid comes in and starts dusting him between the legs with a feather duster...
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', every episode's closing credits came with a CouchGag where Edmund chases an annoying minstrel around a garden; in one episode, the minstrel poses as a statue and bonks Edmund on the head [[InstrumentOfMurder with his lute]] the moment Edmund's back is turned.
* Each time Series/ElChapulinColorado has to help somebody in a museum, this eventually happens, more often pulled by El Chapulín himself.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]] (4th Doctor), the TARDIS is left in a Paris art museum. Some of the visitors to the museum see it and start discussing it as a work of art -- and then the Doctor and two other people turn up and go dashing inside it. And then it dematerializes. [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible And the visitors love it.]]
** Used to ''horrifying'' effect by the Weeping Angels. They're living creatures, but as soon as you look at them (or observe them) they turn into stone statues. Oh, and they move at very high speed. So if you are looking at one about fifty feet away, then blink, BAM! They're right there. Their top speed is hard to determine, but an experiment based upon the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] indicates that their acceleration is about 8 metres per second squared (gravity on Earth is 9.8). Taken to its extreme in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]] when a Weeping Angel hides out in a giant multi-storey cavern filled entirely with thousands of statues. [[spoiler:Except no, they're not statues. '''''They're all [[OhCrap Weeping Angels]]'''''.]]
** This is also done in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]. The Doctors and Co know that ''something'' came out of the pictures in the gallery, but they can't find anything out of place. However, there is a lot of stone dust on the floor even though all of the statues (covered by sheets) are accounted for. Osgood eventually figures out [[spoiler:that the Zygons broke out of the pictures, smashed all the statues, and hid under the sheets until the opportune time to attack.]]
* ''Series/GetSmart'' When in a KAOS bad guy's formal garden, his standoff with Max is broken by the reveal of a CONTROL agent posing as a statue -- unbroken when a KAOS agent is also a statue -- [[FlockOfWolves then again when another CONTROL agent]]... eventually the KAOS guy has to give up, as he's all out of statues, and Max ''still'' has one more he hasn't revealed at that point.



* Lucy of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' has been known to do this a time or two.
* An episode of ''Series/MissionTopSecret'' has BigBad Neville Savage and his Henchman Of The Week infiltrate a museum this way to steal a vase containing clues to a treasure.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': Purdey poses as a mannequin in a store window in an attempt to avoid two of the robbers in "Sleeper". She is hampered by the fact that her pants keep falling down.
* In the ''[[Series/OutOfJimmysHead Re-Animated]]'' PilotMovie, Jimmy tries to evade [[MadScientist Sonny Appleday]], and takes the opportunity to test Sonny's stupidity by [[PaperThinDisguise simply acting out the Milt Appleday hologram presentation]] from [[BrickJoke earlier in the film]]. Sonny turns away screaming for him, then turns back when [[OhCrap Jimmy stutters]] on saying "[[NonindicativeName Crocco the Alligator]]".
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Clyde hides from some robots by pretending to be a store mannequin.
* In an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', Zack, Kelly, Lisa, Screech, Jessie and Slater all dress in wedding clothes and pose as store mannequins [[spoiler:in an attempt to hide from two guys who they believe are after them on account of a paper bag full of money.]] This produces some amusing poses as the group continues to bicker when no one else is around.



* In an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', Zack, Kelly, Lisa, Screech, Jessie and Slater all dress in wedding clothes and pose as store mannequins [[spoiler:in an attempt to hide from two guys who they believe are after them on account of a paper bag full of money.]] This produces some amusing poses as the group continues to bicker when no one else is around.
* Each time Series/ElChapulinColorado has to help somebody in a museum, this eventually happens, more often pulled by El Chapulín himself.
* Lucy of ''Series/ILoveLucy'' has been known to do this a time or two.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' When in a KAOS bad guy's formal garden, his standoff with Max is broken by the reveal of a CONTROL agent posing as a statue -- unbroken when a KAOS agent is also a statue -- [[FlockOfWolves then again when another CONTROL agent]]... eventually the KAOS guy has to give up, as he's all out of statues, and Max ''still'' has one more he hasn't revealed at that point.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Clyde hides from some robots by pretending to be a store mannequin.
* There's (possibly more than one) ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' sketch where Benny's character is pretending to be a statue when a sexy maid comes in and starts dusting him between the legs with a feather duster...
* In the ''[[Series/OutOfJimmysHead Re-Animated]]'' PilotMovie, Jimmy tries to evade [[MadScientist Sonny Appleday]], and takes the opportunity to test Sonny's stupidity by [[PaperThinDisguise simply acting out the Milt Appleday hologram presentation]] from [[BrickJoke earlier in the film]]. Sonny turns away screaming for him, then turns back when [[OhCrap Jimmy stutters]] on saying "[[NonindicativeName Crocco the Alligator]]".
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', every episode's closing credits came with a CouchGag where Edmund chases an annoying minstrel around a garden; in one episode, the minstrel poses as a statue and bonks Edmund on the head [[InstrumentOfMurder with his lute]] the moment Edmund's back is turned.



* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': Used a few times by the villains of the show to surprise the Dynamic Duo.
** "The Joker is Wild". The Joker hides himself and his band in statues from the Comedian Hall of Fame.
** The Riddler pulls this trick with all his henchmen in Madam's Soleil's House of Wax in "The Ring of Wax".
** And in "The Zodiac Crimes", Joker's moll Venus (and some of his goons) disguise themselves as statues of the Gotham City Museum of Modern Art.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Used to horrifying effect by the Weeping Angels. They're living creatures, but as soon as you look at them (or observe them) they turn into stone statues. Oh, and they move at very high speed. So if you are looking at one about fifty feet away, then blink, BAM! They're right there. Their top speed is hard to determine, but an experiment based upon the events of "Blink" indicates that their acceleration is about 8 meters per second squared (gravity on Earth is 9.8). Taken to its extreme in "The Time of Angels" when a Weeping Angel hides out in a giant multi-storey cavern filled entirely with thousands of statues. [[spoiler:Except no, they're not statues. '''''They're all [[OhCrap Weeping Angels]]'''''.]]
** This is also done in "The Day of the Doctor". The Doctors and Co know that ''something'' came out of the pictures in the gallery, but they can't find anything out of place. However, there is a lot of stone dust on the floors even though all of the statues (covered by sheets) are accounted for. Osgood eventually figures out [[spoiler:that the Zygons broke out of the pictures, smashed all the statues, and hid under the sheets until the opportune time to attack.]]
** In "City of Death" (4th Doctor) the TARDIS is left in a Paris art museum. Some of the visitors to the museum see it and start discussing it as a work of art -- and then the Doctor and two other people turn up and go dashing inside it. And then it dematerializes. [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible And the visitors love it.]]
* In an episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', Miss Brahms poses as a mannequin to avoid the notice of a couple of robbers. Of course, she sneezes and is taken hostage.
* An episode of ''Series/MissionTopSecret'' has BigBad Neville Savage and his Henchman Of The Week infiltrate a museum this way to steal a vase containing clues to a treasure.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': Purdey poses as a mannequin in a store window in an attempt to avoid two of the robbers in "Sleeper". She is hampered by the fact that her pants keep falling down.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' Barney goes undercover at the local department store as a manikin.



* A metafictional example in ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'': [[spoiler: The three former Doctors, having finally got onto the set of "Day of the Doctor", hide from the BBC security guards (and make it into the episode) by taking the roles of "Zygons concealed by dustcloths pretending to be statues".]]

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* A metafictional example in ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'': [[spoiler: The three former Doctors, having finally got onto the set of "Day "The Day of the Doctor", hide from the BBC security guards (and make it into the episode) by taking the roles of "Zygons concealed by dustcloths pretending to be statues".]]



* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** ''Daffy Doodles'': Police officer Porky holds a frame in front of him to catch a graffiti artist (Daffy) who keeps drawing mustaches on posters.
** ''Louvre Come Back to Me'': A cat pounces at Pepe [=LePew=] in the halls of the Louvre, but when he catches a whiff of Pepe's aroma, he freezes in mid-air, turns pale and falls to pieces. Pepe then muses out loud how he doesn't get modern sculpture.
** ''A Hare Grows in Manhattan'': Bugs Bunny hides from a bulldog in an Egyptian-themed billboard.
** ''From Hare to Heir'': Yosemite Sam hides in a (miniature) suit of armor on a staircase to ambush Bugs, but whiffs with his axe and falls 10 stories, cursing all the while.
** Gossamer tried this once with a suit of armor, but his hair leaked out of the edges of the parts of the suit.

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* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** ''Daffy Doodles'': Police officer Porky holds a frame in front of him to catch a graffiti artist (Daffy) who keeps drawing mustaches on posters.
** ''Louvre Come Back to Me'': A cat pounces at Pepe [=LePew=] in the halls of the Louvre, but when he catches a whiff of Pepe's aroma, he freezes in mid-air, turns pale
Inverted and falls to pieces. Pepe then muses out loud how he un-inverted on the episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Worry Men." Batman is investigating an abandoned warehouse that once supplied costumes and props for theatrical productions, believing it (correctly) to be the Mad Hatter's latest hideout. He sees what appears to be the Hatter seated in a throne-like chair and runs up to grab him - only to find himself holding a mannequin that doesn't get modern sculpture.
** ''A Hare Grows in Manhattan'': Bugs Bunny hides
look anything like the Hatter except for wearing [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of his spare costumes]]. The voice of the ''real'' Mad Hatter then rings out from a bulldog somewhere in an Egyptian-themed billboard.
** ''From Hare
the darkness, gleefully telling Batman that a few of his "old friends" have dropped by. Batman is promptly attacked by animated dummies and/or puppets made up to Heir'': Yosemite Sam hides in a (miniature) suit of armor on a staircase to ambush Bugs, look like the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, and the Joker, but whiffs with his axe and falls 10 stories, cursing manages to either evade or destroy all the while.
** Gossamer tried this once with a suit
fakes. Then he wanders past an exhibit depicting some ancient Mayan Indians in jaguar skins, noting that ''these'' dummies aren't on wheels or strings or any other sort of armor, but his hair leaked mechanism, so they can't hurt him. But then the "dummies" move, and Batman barely has time to hear "Oops! Should've warned you, old boy. That lot's ''real''!" before he gets clubbed over the head by the chief warrior.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', Ruffnut and Tuffnut, freaked
out of by a Terrible Terror that's following them around, hide among the edges of village's statuary. Snotlout finds them and quickly realizes the parts Terror is just one of Hiccup's messenger dragons.
-->'''Snotlout''': Muttonheads.
-->'''Ruffnut''': No, statues.
-->'''Tuffnut''': We could be statues ''of'' muttonheads.
-->''They both pull imbecilic faces while remaining in their statue poses.''
* Occurs accidentally -- and gets [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] -- in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode when
the suit.robotic janitor at the Wax Robot Museum (who happens to be made of wax) takes a break, and Fry mistakes him for an exhibit.



* Done by [[GenreSavvy 21 and 24]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' by pretending to be exhibits in a museum. They even Lampshaded it. Doesn't hurt that they had another person who wasn't doing this to distract the pursuer. Then get surprised by the Pirate Captain, who ''they'' mistook for part of another exhibit.
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego?'' Zack and Ivy try to hide from Carmen's henchmen in an art museum. They try to hide by posing as statues. The henchmen recognize them right away and capture the two. Ivy berates Zack for such a stupid plan.
* Occurs accidentally -- and gets [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] -- in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode when the robotic janitor at the Wax Robot Museum (who happens to be made of wax) takes a break, and Fry mistakes him for an exhibit.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", Twilight Sparkle sneaks into the Canterlot Archives with Pinkie Pie and Spike ([[ItMakesSenseInContext for reasons that made perfect sense at the time]]). At one point, Twilight disguises herself as a statue to avoid an approaching guard, and encourages Pinkie Pie and Spike to do the same. Hilariously enough, it seems to work. However, this is later subverted, as the guard apparently ''did'' notice Twilight, and he just wrote off the behavior as another of Twilight's odd character tics. And Twilight wasn't doing anything wrong (she was ''allowed'' in both the Royal Garden and the Archives), so she had no reason to hide from the guard anyway.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode "Partners", Bumblebee tries to get Airachnid by pretending to be hit with the Immobilizer.

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* Done by [[GenreSavvy 21 and 24]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' by pretending to be exhibits in a museum. They even Lampshaded it. Doesn't hurt that they had another person who wasn't doing this to distract the pursuer. Then get surprised by the Pirate Captain, who ''they'' mistook for part of another exhibit.
* The first ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego?'' Zack "Helga's Locket" sees Helga trying to recover her locket with Arnold's picture--which she's just engraved with both her name and Ivy try to hide from Carmen's henchmen in an art museum. They try to hide by posing as statues. The henchmen recognize them right away and capture the two. Ivy berates Zack for such a stupid plan.
* Occurs accidentally -- and gets [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] -- in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode when the robotic janitor at the Wax Robot Museum (who happens to be made of wax) takes a break, and Fry mistakes him for an exhibit.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", Twilight Sparkle
poem declaring her love--from Arnold's Grandpa after she drops it. At one point, she sneaks into the Canterlot Archives boarding house basement just when Grandpa and Arnold are trying to open the locket, and quickly disables the fuse box to keep them from seeing the engraving. Helga grabs the jewelry and hides a nearby box when the lights come on, and Grandpa, being GenreSavvy, pulls open the lid to find the thief...however, the box [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to be filled with Pinkie Pie mannequin heads. Helga remains still and Spike ([[ItMakesSenseInContext for reasons that made perfect sense manages to escape detection (despite being the only "mannequin" with, you know, ''hair and facial features'').
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': They're probably not fooling anyone, but Bobby and a girl he meets
at the time]]). At one point, Twilight disguises herself as a statue to avoid an approaching guard, and encourages Pinkie Pie and Spike to do the same. Hilariously enough, it seems to work. However, this is later subverted, as the guard apparently ''did'' notice Twilight, and he just wrote off the behavior as another of Twilight's odd character tics. And Twilight wasn't doing anything wrong (she was ''allowed'' in both the Royal Garden and the Archives), so she had no reason to hide from the guard anyway.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode "Partners", Bumblebee tries to get Airachnid by pretending
mall pretend to be hit with the Immobilizer.mannequins.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** ''Daffy Doodles'': Police officer Porky holds a frame in front of him to catch a graffiti artist (Daffy) who keeps drawing mustaches on posters.
** ''Louvre Come Back to Me'': A cat pounces at Pepe [=LePew=] in the halls of the Louvre, but when he catches a whiff of Pepe's aroma, he freezes in mid-air, turns pale and falls to pieces. Pepe then muses out loud how he doesn't get modern sculpture.
** ''A Hare Grows in Manhattan'': Bugs Bunny hides from a bulldog in an Egyptian-themed billboard.
** ''From Hare to Heir'': Yosemite Sam hides in a (miniature) suit of armor on a staircase to ambush Bugs, but whiffs with his axe and falls 10 stories, cursing all the while.
** Gossamer tried this once with a suit of armor, but his hair leaked out of the edges of the parts of the suit.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "It's About Time", Twilight Sparkle sneaks into the Canterlot Archives with Pinkie Pie and Spike ([[ItMakesSenseInContext for reasons that made perfect sense at the time]]). At one point, Twilight disguises herself as a statue to avoid an approaching guard, and encourages Pinkie Pie and Spike to do the same. Hilariously enough, it seems to work. However, this is later subverted, as the guard apparently ''did'' notice Twilight, and he just wrote off the behavior as another of Twilight's odd character tics. And Twilight wasn't doing anything wrong (she was ''allowed'' in both the Royal Garden and the Archives), so she had no reason to hide from the guard anyway.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', Scooby, Velma, and Shaggy are being chased by an evil mummy in a museum. Scooby hides in a large jar, while Shaggy and Velma hop onto a platform and pretend to be a display of Marc Antony (wearing a centurion helmet and carrying a sword) and Cleopatra (with a purple cloak and feather in the hair).
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E19TwilightOfTheApprentice "Twilight of the Apprentice"]], Inquisitor the Eighth Brother hides among the petrified corpses around the Sith Temple on Malachor to ambush the Jedi trio.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': They're probably not fooling anyone, but Bobby and a girl he meets at the mall pretend to be mannequins.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': They're probably not fooling anyone, but Bobby and a girl he meets at In the mall pretend ''WesternAnimation/ToucanTecs'' episode "Peacock Palace Scoop", this is how the Mad Ducks disguise themselves.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode "Partners", Bumblebee tries to get Airachnid by pretending
to be mannequins.hit with the Immobilizer.
* Done by [[GenreSavvy 21 and 24]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' by pretending to be exhibits in a museum. They even Lampshaded it. Doesn't hurt that they had another person who wasn't doing this to distract the pursuer. Then get surprised by the Pirate Captain, who ''they'' mistook for part of another exhibit.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', Ruffnut and Tuffnut, freaked out by a Terrible Terror that's following them around, hide among the village's statuary. Snotlout finds them and quickly realizes the Terror is just one of Hiccup's messenger dragons.
-->'''Snotlout''': Muttonheads.
-->'''Ruffnut''': No, statues.
-->'''Tuffnut''': We could be statues ''of'' muttonheads.
-->''They both pull imbecilic faces while remaining in their statue poses.''
* Inverted and then un-inverted on the episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Worry Men." Batman is investigating an abandoned warehouse that once supplied costumes and props for theatrical productions, believing it (correctly) to be the Mad Hatter's latest hideout. He sees what appears to be the Hatter seated in a throne-like chair and runs up to grab him - only to find himself holding a mannequin that doesn't look anything like the Hatter except for wearing [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of his spare costumes]]. The voice of the ''real'' Mad Hatter then rings out from somewhere in the darkness, gleefully telling Batman that a few of his "old friends" have dropped by. Batman is promptly attacked by animated dummies and/or puppets made up to look like the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, and the Joker, but manages to either evade or destroy all the fakes. Then he wanders past an exhibit depicting some ancient Mayan Indians in jaguar skins, noting that ''these'' dummies aren't on wheels or strings or any other sort of mechanism, so they can't hurt him. But then the "dummies" move, and Batman barely has time to hear "Oops! Should've warned you, old boy. That lot's ''real''!" before he gets clubbed over the head by the chief warrior.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', Scooby, Velma, and Shaggy are being chased by an evil mummy in a museum. Scooby hides in a large jar, while Shaggy and Velma hop onto a platform and pretend to be a display of Marc Antony (wearing a centurion helmet and carrying a sword) and Cleopatra (with a purple cloak and feather in the hair).
* The ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Locket" sees Helga trying to recover her locket with Arnold's picture--which she's just engraved with both her name and a poem declaring her love--from Arnold's Grandpa after she drops it. At one point, she sneaks into the boarding house basement just when Grandpa and Arnold are trying to open the locket, and quickly disables the fuse box to keep them from seeing the engraving. Helga grabs the jewelry and hides a nearby box when the lights come on, and Grandpa, being GenreSavvy, pulls open the lid to find the thief...however, the box [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to be filled with mannequin heads. Helga remains still and manages to escape detection (despite being the only "mannequin" with, you know, ''hair and facial features'').
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToucanTecs'' episode "Peacock Palace Scoop", this is how the Mad Ducks disguise themselves.

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* In one The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', Ruffnut ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego?'' Zack and Tuffnut, freaked out by a Terrible Terror that's following them around, Ivy try to hide among the village's statuary. Snotlout finds them and quickly realizes the Terror is just one of Hiccup's messenger dragons.
-->'''Snotlout''': Muttonheads.
-->'''Ruffnut''': No, statues.
-->'''Tuffnut''': We could be statues ''of'' muttonheads.
-->''They both pull imbecilic faces while remaining in their statue poses.''
* Inverted and then un-inverted on the episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Worry Men." Batman is investigating an abandoned warehouse that once supplied costumes and props for theatrical productions, believing it (correctly) to be the Mad Hatter's latest hideout. He sees what appears to be the Hatter seated in a throne-like chair and runs up to grab him - only to find himself holding a mannequin that doesn't look anything like the Hatter except for wearing [[UnlimitedWardrobe one of his spare costumes]]. The voice of the ''real'' Mad Hatter then rings out
from somewhere Carmen's henchmen in the darkness, gleefully telling Batman that a few of his "old friends" have dropped by. Batman is promptly attacked by animated dummies and/or puppets made up to look like the Penguin, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, and the Joker, but manages to either evade or destroy all the fakes. Then he wanders past an exhibit depicting some ancient Mayan Indians in jaguar skins, noting that ''these'' dummies aren't on wheels or strings or any other sort of mechanism, so they can't hurt him. But then the "dummies" move, and Batman barely has time to hear "Oops! Should've warned you, old boy. That lot's ''real''!" before he gets clubbed over the head by the chief warrior.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', Scooby, Velma, and Shaggy are being chased by an evil mummy in a
art museum. Scooby hides in a large jar, while Shaggy and Velma hop onto a platform and pretend They try to be a display of Marc Antony (wearing a centurion helmet and carrying a sword) and Cleopatra (with a purple cloak and feather in the hair).
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hide by posing as statues. The ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Locket" sees Helga trying to recover her locket with Arnold's picture--which she's just engraved with both her name and a poem declaring her love--from Arnold's Grandpa after she drops it. At one point, she sneaks into the boarding house basement just when Grandpa and Arnold are trying to open the locket, and quickly disables the fuse box to keep henchmen recognize them from seeing right away and capture the engraving. Helga grabs the jewelry and hides two. Ivy berates Zack for such a nearby box when the lights come on, and Grandpa, being GenreSavvy, pulls open the lid to find the thief...however, the box [[ContrivedCoincidence just so happens]] to be filled with mannequin heads. Helga remains still and manages to escape detection (despite being the only "mannequin" with, you know, ''hair and facial features'').
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToucanTecs'' episode "Peacock Palace Scoop", this is how the Mad Ducks disguise themselves.
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* A rather clever (though unsuccessful) one is pulled by {{Manga/Naruto}} when he's trying to avoid detection by Ebisu. Ebisu reaches the last place he saw Naruto, but only sees a ''[[ShowWithinAShow Make-Out Paradise]]'' billboard. He's about to leave when he notices the woman on the billboard wobbling a bit: Naruto used the transformation jutsu to disguise himself and then positioned himself so that he'd be virtually invisible from exactly that angle. It's pointed out to the audience by cutting to another angle and we see he's standing a few feet in front of the billboard in the exact same pose as the picture behind him.
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