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25th Jul '16 2:55:48 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In one of the many commercials John Stamos did for Dannon Oikos yogurt, the woman he was seeing had apparently broken up with him, and was surprised to see how well he was taking it as he indulged in his yogurt. But when an attractive woman then walks in, she is suddenly aghast that he seemingly found another woman so quickly, smashing a picture. He informs her that the other woman is actually his sister and that the picture she smashed was actually of their mother.

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* In one of the many commercials John Stamos (Uncle Jesse from ''Full House'') did for Dannon Oikos yogurt, the woman he was seeing had apparently broken up with him, and was surprised to see how well he was taking it as he indulged in his yogurt. But when an attractive woman then walks in, she is suddenly aghast that he seemingly found another woman girlfriend so quickly, smashing a picture. He informs her that the other woman is actually his sister and that the picture she smashed was actually happened to be of their mother.



* One ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic has Archie and Reggie seeing Veronica hanging around with a hot guy. They jealously assume he's competition and spend the story trying to one-up him. At the end, when they're caught, a decidedly unimpressed Veronica informs them that the guy is her cousin.

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* One ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic has Archie and Reggie seeing Veronica hanging around with a hot guy. They jealously assume he's competition and spend the story trying to one-up him. At the end, when they're caught, a decidedly unimpressed Veronica informs them that the guy is her cousin.actually a cousin of hers.



* In ''Film/LettersToJuliet'', this causes Sophie some grief when Charlie introduces her to Patricia, his ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler: It turns out that Patricia was also the name of his cousin whom he was really introducing.]]

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* In ''Film/LettersToJuliet'', this causes Sophie some grief when Charlie introduces her to a woman named Patricia, his ex-girlfriend. who Sophie initially assumes was the ex-girlfriend he mentioned earlier in the film. [[spoiler: It turns out that the Patricia who Charlie was also introducing Sophie to was actually his cousin, just happens to have the same first name of his cousin whom as the ex-girlfriend he was really introducing.mentioned before.]]



* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' features brothers Charlie and Alan acting a lot like a married gay couple, which is a running gag in several episodes. For instance, in one occasion Alan's out camping, Charlie's asked by a friend about "the wife and kid".

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* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' features brothers Charlie and Alan acting a lot like a married gay couple, which is a running gag in several episodes. For instance, in one occasion Alan's out camping, Charlie's asked by a friend about "the wife and kid".kid."



* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Wedding Bell Blues", Jon's cousin Marion, in town for her upcoming wedding, comes over to visit. She says the groom-to-be is named Harold John. When she points out the coincidence, and that, as a result of the wedding, she'll be "Marion John" (say it out loud), Garfield interprets the remark as the woman being Jon's secret fiancee and spends the episode worrying that Jon won't pay as much attention to him after the wedding, but more that their children will play harmful games with him. At the end, he discovers what the viewer knew from the beginning: that the woman is Jon's cousin and she is marrying a man whose last name is John. His attempt to disrupt the wedding is fortunately taken in good humor and the wedding continues.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Wedding Bell Blues", Jon's cousin Marion, in town for her upcoming wedding, comes over to visit. She says the groom-to-be is named Harold John. When she points out the coincidence, and that, as a result of the wedding, she'll be "Marion John" (say it out loud), Garfield interprets the remark as the woman being Jon's secret fiancee fiancée and spends the episode worrying that Jon won't pay as much attention to him after the wedding, but more that their children will play harmful games with him. At the end, he discovers what the viewer knew from the beginning: that the woman is Jon's cousin and she is marrying a man whose last name is John. His attempt to disrupt the wedding is fortunately taken in good humor and the wedding continues.



** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were only friends instead of siblings.

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** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were only probably just unrelated friends instead of siblings.



* {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--when Daria first starts dating Tom, [[TheDitz Kevin]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] initially assume that he's her brother. It seems to be partially because they think it's weird for Daria to date, and partially because they know [[LoveTriangle Tom was recently involved with Daria's friend, Jane]].

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''--when Daria first starts dating Tom, [[TheDitz Kevin]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] initially assume that he's her brother. It seems to be partially because they think it's weird for someone like Daria to date, and partially because they know [[LoveTriangle Tom was recently involved with Daria's friend, Jane]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Nigel's girlfriend, [[ClingyJealousGirl Lizzie]], discovers him with another girl. Thinking they're on a date she confronts him about it creating a huge scene. Nigel explains to her that the girl in question is his cousin, and instead of being relieved, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint she gets disgusted, still believing that it's a date.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Brian is trying to build a friendship with Quagmire, who hates him. At one point he sees a disheveled woman in Quagmire's doorway and, [[AnythingThatMoves knowing the kind of guy that Quagmire is]], starts making jokes about them having apparently just had sex. Quagmire angrily informs him that the woman is actually his sister who came over to escape her abusive boyfriend.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Nigel's girlfriend, [[ClingyJealousGirl Lizzie]], discovers him with another girl.girl (an operative who goes by "Numbuh 10"). Thinking they're on a date she confronts him about it creating a huge scene. Nigel explains to her and Numbuh 10 explain that the girl in question is his cousin, they had actually recently found out that Nigel's mom and instead Numbuh 10's dad are actually siblings, which makes them first cousins. Instead of being relieved, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint she Lizzie gets disgusted, still believing that it's a date.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Brian is trying to build a friendship with Quagmire, who he recently discovered actually hates him. At one point he sees a disheveled woman in Quagmire's doorway and, [[AnythingThatMoves knowing the kind of guy that Quagmire is]], starts making jokes about them having apparently just had sex. Quagmire angrily informs him that the woman is actually his sister who came over to escape her abusive boyfriend.



* The "Kiss Cam" at any sporting event makes this mistake every once in a while. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyfYodavAj8 Including one relatively well-known picture]] where a man actually holds up a sign with an arrow pointing to the woman he was sitting with and the text saying "My Sister" when the kiss cam focused on them. Although everyone, including his sister, seemed to think it was pretty funny.

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* The "Kiss Cam" at any sporting event makes this mistake every once in a while. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyfYodavAj8 Including one relatively well-known picture]] where a man actually holds up a sign with an arrow pointing to the woman he was sitting with and the text saying "My Sister" when the kiss cam focused on them. Although everyone, including his sister, seemed to think it was pretty funny.ActuallyPrettyFunny.
21st Jul '16 9:22:36 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': The Cutie Mark Crusaders thought Prince Blueblood was Princess Cadence's ex-boyfriend. They are cousins.
24th Jun '16 12:39:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/KOnHighSchool'' when the other Pop Music Club members see Jun meet a guy. Three of them think he's her boyfriend, but Ui is unsure, having heard she has a brother, but they assume "boyfriend status confirmed" when she squeezes his arm. But then they learn after confronting them that he actually is her brother Atsushi.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/KOnHighSchool'' ''Manga/KOn HighSchool'' when the other Pop Music Club members see Jun meet a guy. Three of them think he's her boyfriend, but Ui is unsure, having heard she has a brother, but they assume "boyfriend status confirmed" when she squeezes his arm. But then they learn after confronting them that he actually is her brother Atsushi.



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* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': Done with Geraldine's love interest in the final episodes.

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* In an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfrA3X_Qcwg official video]] for ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' two Jellicent interview Umbreon and Espeon on their relationship. The female Jellicent is convinced they're a couple and try to get the two to admit to their relationship. Umbreon and Espeon skirt around the issue, and Jellicent never finds out if they're dating or not. In the [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity previous title]] the two were shown to be siblings, though the fact is never shown in ''Super Mystery Dungeon''.
15th Jun '16 12:47:53 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefenders,'' Pidge has a picture that the others assume to be of him and his previously-unknown girlfriend. It's actually a picture of Pidge and [[spoiler:''[[SweetPollyOliver her]]'' brother]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefenders,'' Pidge ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender,'' [[TheSmartGuy Pidge]] has a picture that the others assume to be of him and his previously-unknown girlfriend. It's actually a picture of Pidge and [[spoiler:''[[SweetPollyOliver her]]'' brother]].[[StrongFamilyResemblance brother]]]].
15th Jun '16 12:46:14 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefenders,'' Pidge has a picture that the others assume to be of him and his previously-unknown girlfriend. It's actually a picture of Pidge and [[spoiler:''[[SweetPollyOliver her]]'' brother]].
2nd Jun '16 1:10:34 PM roxana
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* In one of Anne Perry's Late Victorian mysteries a married man is seen with a pretty young woman who he obviously cares for very much. It turns out she is his daughter, his ''Legitimate'' daughter, his second marriage is bigamous and his four children by it illegitimate. Ouch.
13th May '16 7:26:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' a man named Oda confesses to Ai and gets turned down because Ai is still in love with Takeo. He goes to meet Takeo however mistakes Suna, Ai's {{bishonen}} younger brother, for Takeo. Ai described Takeo as very attractive looking however Takeo [[{{gonk}} isn't what Oda expected]].
16th Apr '16 9:05:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* The English dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Serena and Mina mistake [[ButchLesbian Amara]] for a man and assume 'he' is dating [[LipstickLesbian Michelle]] when they are actually cousins. Of course in the original Japanese they ''were'' a couple and the dub didn't edit out that many [[IncestSubtext couple-y scenes between them]].

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English dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon''.to HideYourLesbians. Serena and Mina mistake [[ButchLesbian Amara]] for a man and assume 'he' is dating [[LipstickLesbian Michelle]] when they are actually cousins. Of course in the original Japanese they ''were'' a couple and the dub didn't edit out that many [[IncestSubtext couple-y scenes between them]].



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* Inverted in te ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9933782/1/Never-Been-Bothered Never Been Bothered]], where the protagonist mistakes Anna and Elsa for being sisters instead of a couple. [[spoiler:Later subverted when it turns out they [[BrotherSisterIncest are siblings]]. They fled their kingdom with Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf to be together.]]

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* Inverted in te the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9933782/1/Never-Been-Bothered Never Been Bothered]], where the protagonist mistakes Anna and Elsa for being sisters instead of a couple. [[spoiler:Later subverted when it turns out they [[BrotherSisterIncest are siblings]]. They fled their kingdom with Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf to be together.]]
3rd Apr '16 5:26:41 PM nonn99
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* In "VisualNovel/MyCandyLove", upon the player character's first meeting with Amber, she is told to "stay away from Nathaniel." She then goes to talk to Nathaniel and has the option of warning him about a girl named Amber who likes him. Since Amber is his twin sister, he's a little ticked off (although to be fair, the player had no way of knowing that.)
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28th Feb '16 5:30:51 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'': In the episode "Sister of the Bride," Clover's sister, Meadowlark, is getting married to Cheval, and at one point in the episode, Clover and her friends see Cheval seemingly flirting with another girl, and immediately accuse him of cheating on Clover's sister. Eventually, Cheval explains that they girl they saw him with was actually his sister.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'': In the episode "Sister of the Bride," Clover's sister, Meadowlark, is getting married to Cheval, and at one point in the episode, Clover and her friends see Cheval seemingly flirting with another girl, and they immediately accuse him of cheating on Clover's sister. Eventually, Cheval explains that they the girl they saw him with was actually his sister.



** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. To be fair, the guys probably thought Bart and Lisa were only friends instead of siblings.

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** There is a variation in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", some guys make fun of Bart by saying Lisa is his girlfriend. To be fair, the guys probably thought that Bart and Lisa were only friends instead of siblings.



* Ex-England football team coach Sven Goran Eriksson was snapped with a young blonde. The Daily Star "[[BritishNewspapers newspaper]]" ran a front page story, basically emphasising the fact that she was young, blonde and worth a few "Phwoar!"s. Just like the above example, this young and attractive blonde woman was eventually revealed to be his daughter and not his girlfriend.
* The "Kiss Cam" at any sporting event makes this mistake every once in a while. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyfYodavAj8 Including one relatively well-known picture]] where a man actually holds up a sign with an arrow pointing to the woman he was sitting with and the text actually saying "My Sister" when the kiss cam focused on them. Although everyone, including his sister, thought it was pretty funny.

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* Ex-England football team coach Sven Goran Eriksson was snapped with a young blonde. The Daily Star "[[BritishNewspapers newspaper]]" ran a front page story, basically emphasising the fact that she was young, blonde and worth a few "Phwoar!"s. Just like the outcome of the above example, this young and attractive blonde woman was eventually revealed to be his daughter and not his girlfriend.
* The "Kiss Cam" at any sporting event makes this mistake every once in a while. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyfYodavAj8 Including one relatively well-known picture]] where a man actually holds up a sign with an arrow pointing to the woman he was sitting with and the text actually saying "My Sister" when the kiss cam focused on them. Although everyone, including his sister, thought seemed to think it was pretty funny.
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