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19th Sep '16 12:09:31 PM MyFinalEdits
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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 ActuallyPrettyFunny.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdorJ_kbQA Here's the story behind the guy with the sign]].

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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 ActuallyPrettyFunny.
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ActuallyPrettyFunny. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdorJ_kbQA Here's the story behind the guy with the sign]].
18th Sep '16 7:04:11 PM Micah
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->'''Fran:''' I spent some time explaining why he was a scumbag, and the fancy lady he was with was a ''slut''. \\
'''Bernard:''' It was his sister. \\
'''Fran:''' ''[sullen]'' ...yes.
-->-- ''Series/BlackBooks''

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->'''Fran:''' I spent some time explaining why he was a scumbag, and the fancy lady he was with was a ''slut''. ->'''Strephon''': You know, my grandmother looks quite as young as my mother. So do all my aunts.\\
'''Bernard:''' It was his sister. '''Phyllis''': I quite understand. Whenever I see you kissing a very young lady, I shall know itís an elderly relative.\\
'''Fran:''' ''[sullen]'' ...yes.
'''Strephon''': You will? Then, Phyllis, I think we shall be very happy!
-->-- ''Series/BlackBooks''
''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}''
5th Sep '16 8:23:55 AM Chabal2
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* The French movie "Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu" uses this early on. An upper-class, white Catholic family has four daughters, three of which have married an Algerian Muslim, a Sephardic Jew and a Chinese Taoist. The final daughter is in a relationship with a Catholic... who's black. The three brothers-in-law take pictures of the fiancé with an attractive woman outside a hotel while in Paris, blissfully unaware of the hypocrisy of assigning stereotypes. When they show the sister the pictures, she asks what the hell is wrong with them, that's his ''sister''. They genuinely apologize to him and do what they can to reconcile the families (as the fiancé's father is as opposed to his daughter marrying a white girl as her father to having a black guy).


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* ''Literature/TheMovingFinger'': The protagonist and his sister move to a rural English village. When a round of anonymous letters is sent to people in the village, theirs accuses them of being an illegitimate couple (it doesn't help that they don't look related, one taking after their father and the other after their mother).
30th Aug '16 5:35:53 AM TMNTFanGirl
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdorJ_kbQA Here's the story behind the guy with the sign]].
27th Aug '16 8:14:56 PM olivemeister
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* A darker variation occurs in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8L75guzMn4 The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka]]'' from Music/{{Vocaloid}}. The tailor sees her lover with three different girls on different occasions, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler: It turns out that her "lover" never even met her before and the three girls were his wife and two daughters. Who the tailor all murdered in a jealous rage, including the man as well.]]

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* A darker variation occurs in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8L75guzMn4 The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka]]'' from Music/{{Vocaloid}}.the Music/{{Vocaloid}} series Franchise/{{EvilliousChronicles}}. The tailor sees her lover with three different girls on different occasions, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler: It turns out that her "lover" never even met her before and the three girls were his wife and two daughters. Who the tailor all murdered in a jealous rage, including the man as well.]]
22nd Aug '16 10:23:49 AM Greystone101
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* In ''Series/TheTudors'' Henry spots Anne talking with another man and, later, during an illicit meeting between them, wraps a hand around her throat and demands to know who he was. As Anne explains, and the audience already knows, the other man was her brother, George.
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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* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'':
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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]]]].
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