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27th Aug '16 8:27:45 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', since Woody is actually much taller than Buzz, in scenes when they had to talk with each other but their feet wouldn't be in the frame, the animators would actually have Woody's legs dangling ''below'' the ground. They called it "Ditching".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', since Woody is actually much taller than Buzz, in scenes when they had to talk with each other but their feet wouldn't be in the frame, the animators would actually have Woody's ''Woody's'' legs dangling ''below'' [[InvertedTrope clipping into the ground.ground]]. They called it "Ditching".
17th Aug '16 7:46:17 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* As revealed in the Special Effects commentary tracks for ''Film/AlienVsPredator: Requiem'''s special edition, this was used to make the 6'2 Tom Woodruff Jr.'s Predalien tower over the 7'1 Ian Whyte's Predator.

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* As revealed in the Special Effects commentary tracks for ''Film/AlienVsPredator: Requiem'''s special edition, this was used to make the 6'2 6'2" Tom Woodruff Jr.'s Predalien tower over the 7'1 7'1" Ian Whyte's Predator.Predator.
* In ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', Creator/EmmaRoberts, who at 5'2" was by far the shortest member of the cast, had to wear seven-inch-high boots to avoid being towered over by her co-stars. [[spoiler:Since she plays the killer, it was extra important that she look like she wouldn't get knocked over by a strong wind.]]
11th Aug '16 11:53:18 AM Narsil
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** In his debate with [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] in 2012, Stewart went [[UpToEleven a step further]], using a lifting platform that would allow him to ''tower'' over O'Reilly (and every inch in between) -- used primarily to defuse tension and get some laughs.

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** In his debate with (6'4") [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] in 2012, Stewart went [[UpToEleven a step further]], using a lifting platform that would allow him to ''tower'' over O'Reilly (and every inch in between) -- used primarily to defuse tension and get some laughs.
30th Jul '16 1:14:22 PM igordebraga
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* During the 2005 Academy Awards, Music/{{Prince}} gave Best Original song to Jorge Drexler for his contribution to ''Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries''. Poor Drexler [[http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/jorge-drexler-on-stage-during-the-77th-annual-academy-awards-on-27-picture-id52254204 had to hunch]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ikB2I7v2g so he could use the microphone set for the 5' 2" star]].
30th Jul '16 1:01:05 PM igordebraga
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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is 5'7" and had to wear some [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rhng82mG1qgbq82.jpg truly impressive]] high heels while filming ''Film/IronMan'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', since he spent most of the films sharing the screen with Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/GwynethPaltrow (his love interest in all three films) and all three tower over him.
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson is 5'3", and while the use of the box wasn't as obvious in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it was made more apparent in Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier where most of her scenes were shared with Creator/ChrisEvans, who is 6'0".

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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is 5'7" and had to wear some [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rhng82mG1qgbq82.jpg truly impressive]] high heels while filming ''Film/IronMan'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', since he spent most of the films sharing the screen with Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/GwynethPaltrow (his love interest in all three films) and all three tower over him.
him - though in Gwyneth's case, [[http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/images/celebritology/08/gwyn_morph.jpg only when she's in heels]]. The blooper reel of ''Film/IronMan3'' shows Downey in a Scully Box while talking with the 5' 10" Rebecca Hall (bonus: Tony's supposed to be in armor, and Hall is only in sneakers!).
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson is 5'3", and while the use of the box wasn't as obvious in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it was made more apparent in Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' where most of her scenes were shared with Creator/ChrisEvans, who is 6'0".


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* Freddie Prinze Jr. complained a lot about his sole season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and apparently the fact they had to disguise how he's taller than Creator/KieferSutherland [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/working-kiefer-sutherland-made-freddie-prinze-jr-quit/story?id=24720569 helped]]:
->"I went and worked for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at the WWE for Christ's sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."[[note]]Sutherland is actually 5' 8½"/1,74 m[[/note]]
26th Jul '16 12:04:14 AM Light_shade
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** Creator/ScarlettJohansson is 5'3", and while the use of the box wasn't as obvious in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it was made more apparent in Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier where most of her scenes were shared with Creator/ChrisEvans, who is 6'0".
18th Jul '16 7:45:08 AM Monolaf317
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* {{Invoked|trope}} in Episode 15 of the ''Anime/AceAttorney'' anime; Pearl has to jump onto a box in order to see over the Defense Stand.
15th Jun '16 4:58:44 AM StFan
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* {{Invoked|trope}}, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], in Chapter 36/ Episode 8 of ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Nozaki uses these to cheat perspectives or to {{handwave}} how he screws up the perspective in his manga--in the latter case, by claiming ''everyone'' has them InUniverse.
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s opening Konata's skirt is shown on the same level with the other girls, but she is significantly shorter than them, which leads to the obvious conclusion.

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* {{Invoked|trope}}, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], in Chapter 36/ Episode 8 of ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Nozaki uses these to cheat perspectives or to {{handwave}} how he screws up the perspective in his manga--in manga -- in the latter case, by claiming ''everyone'' has them InUniverse.
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s opening opening, Konata's skirt is shown on the same level with the other girls, but she is significantly shorter than them, which leads to the obvious conclusion.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', since Woody was actually much taller than Buzz, in scenes when they had to talk with each-other but their feet wouldn't be in the frame, the animators would actually have Woody's legs dangling ''below'' the ground. They called it "Ditching".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', when [[spoiler:Bear!Elinor]] is standing, she is more than twice Merida's height. To fit both characters into the same shot, the animators sometimes sunk [[spoiler:Bear!Elinor]] into the floor a bit.

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Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', since Woody was is actually much taller than Buzz, in scenes when they had to talk with each-other each other but their feet wouldn't be in the frame, the animators would actually have Woody's legs dangling ''below'' the ground. They called it "Ditching".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', when [[spoiler:Bear!Elinor]] [[spoiler:Bear Elinor]] is standing, she is more than twice Merida's height. To fit both characters into the same shot, the animators sometimes sunk [[spoiler:Bear!Elinor]] [[spoiler:Bear Elinor]] into the floor a bit.



* In ''Film/XMen1'', James Marsden had to use these when filming around Creator/HughJackman and Creator/FamkeJanssen. At 5'10", Marsden is not short, but Janssen is 6'0" (not counting heels) and Jackman 6'2". This is especially ironic, since Cyclops (Marsden) is canonically about a foot taller than Wolverine (Jackman), whose shortness is one of his most iconic traits.[[note]]For the record, in the comics Cyclops is 6'3", Jean Grey is 5'6" and Wolverine is 5'3".[[/note]] The DVD extras reveal Marsden playfully griping about this fact, and when the team arrive at the Statue of Liberty you can see in a wide shot just how big his boots were. In the [[Film/X2XMenUnited second]] and [[Film/XMenTheLastStand third]] movies scenes with Jean and Scott together were carefully framed so that their legs and feet were not visible, because he was standing on boxes and she wasn't wearing shoes.
** While Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} does wear combat boots in the comics, in the case of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' they were used as an aid to make the average-sized Oscar Isaac (5' 8½"\1,74 m) [[EvilIsBigger more imposing]] even if not massive (he looks eye-to-eye with Creator/MichaelFassbender, who's one inch and a half taller).

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* ''Film/XMen''
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In ''Film/XMen1'', James Marsden had to use these when filming around Creator/HughJackman and Creator/FamkeJanssen. At 5'10", Marsden is not short, but Janssen is 6'0" (not counting heels) and Jackman 6'2". This is especially ironic, since Cyclops (Marsden) is canonically about a foot taller than Wolverine (Jackman), whose shortness is one of his most iconic traits.[[note]]For the record, in the comics Cyclops is 6'3", Jean Grey is 5'6" and Wolverine is 5'3".[[/note]] The DVD extras reveal Marsden playfully griping about this fact, and when the team arrive at the Statue of Liberty you can see in a wide shot just how big his boots were. were.
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In the [[Film/X2XMenUnited second]] and [[Film/XMenTheLastStand third]] movies movies, scenes with Jean and Scott together were carefully framed so that their legs and feet were not visible, because he was standing on boxes and she wasn't wearing shoes.
** While Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} does wear combat boots in the comics, in the case of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' they were used as an aid to make the average-sized Oscar Isaac (5' 8½"\1,74 m) [[EvilIsBigger more imposing]] even if not massive (he looks eye-to-eye with Creator/MichaelFassbender, who's one inch and a half taller).



* Pretty much everyone of average height who shared a scene with Elijah Wood, Sean Astin or any other hobbits in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, in order to make the hobbits seem shorter, in conjunction with forced perspective and body doubles. The sole exception was John Rhys Davies, who (by sheer coincidence) is as much taller than the hobbit actors as a dwarf is supposed to be, so shots involving only them could dispense with any height trickery. The same trick was used in ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, especially as the Dwarf actors (as well as Creator/MartinFreeman) interact with taller characters like Gandalf and Thranduil.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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Pretty much everyone of average height who shared a scene with Elijah Wood, Sean Astin or any other hobbits in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, in order to make the hobbits seem shorter, in conjunction with forced perspective and body doubles. The sole exception was John Rhys Davies, who (by sheer coincidence) is as much taller than the hobbit actors as a dwarf is supposed to be, so shots involving only them could dispense with any height trickery. The same trick was used in ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, especially as the Dwarf actors (as well as Creator/MartinFreeman) interact with taller characters like Gandalf and Thranduil.



-->'''Stella''': "Life is what you make of it, my friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations.

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-->'''Stella''': "Life -->'''Stella:''' Life is what you make of it, my friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations.



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Creator/TomHardy needed three inch heels to be able to look Creator/ChristianBale in the eye, since having Bane be shorter than Batman would severely undermine the dynamic of the characters. Any shot that does show both of their feet is instead using their stunt doubles.
** This is also why Bane spends the entirety of the notorious opening sequence kneeling, sitting, or getting jostled around by the plane; Tom Hardy is a bit shorter than Aiden Gillen, which would make the CIA agent's comment about him being a big guy a bit weird.
* Inverted in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''; the set designers had to spend an extra $150,000 adjusting some of the sets to accommodate Creator/LiamNeeson's 6'4" height without making the wise mentor figure look ridiculously oversized in some of the confined spaces.
* While on the subject of ''Franchise/StarWars'', Hayden Christensen ([=6'1"=]) had to wear lifts in his shoes while portraying the costumed Darth Vader at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to be closer to the height of the original Vader David Prowse ([=6'7"=]).

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Creator/TomHardy needed three inch heels to be able to look Creator/ChristianBale in the eye, since having Bane be shorter than Batman would severely undermine the dynamic of the characters. Any shot that does show both of their feet is instead using their stunt doubles.
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doubles. This is also why Bane spends the entirety of the notorious opening sequence kneeling, sitting, or getting jostled around by the plane; Tom Hardy is a bit shorter than Aiden Gillen, which would make the CIA agent's comment about him being a big guy a bit weird.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Inverted in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''; the set designers had to spend an extra $150,000 adjusting some of the sets to accommodate Creator/LiamNeeson's 6'4" height without making the wise mentor figure look ridiculously oversized in some of the confined spaces.
* While on the subject of ''Franchise/StarWars'', ** Hayden Christensen ([=6'1"=]) (6'1") had to wear lifts in his shoes while portraying the costumed Darth Vader at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to be closer to the height of the original Vader David Prowse ([=6'7"=]).



* The raised platform holding the desk on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' serves a similar purpose: observant viewers will note that Jon Stewart, who is 5'6", always shakes the guest's hand ''before'' they step up onto the platform. Despite this fact, Stewart constantly jokes about his height. He used the raised platform on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' to briefly make himself look taller than 6'4" Conan O'Brien during the MeleeATrois {{crossover}} between the three shows.
-->'''Stephen Colbert''': That's the magic of television, Jon.\\
'''Jon Stewart''': Can I have a screengrab of that?
** In his debate with BillOReilly in 2012, Stewart went [[UpToEleven a step further]], using a lifting platform that would allow him to ''tower'' over O'Reilly (and every inch in between) - used primarily to defuse tension and get some laughs.
* In earliest seasons of ''Series/That70sShow'', the scenes where the 15-year old Creator/MilaKunis (Jackie) and LauraPrepon (Donna) talked alone had either to portray them sitting, or to have Mila wearing platform heels. Not quite a box, but very close.
* Allison Mack (5'5") from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' admits to using either a crate, or a lifted "alley board" so she doesn't look short against "ostentatiously tall" Tom Welling (6'3"). It is the only way they could [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/f1a0907e3048e8000b1ba9c287a3c6e9/tumblr_mlujscjuqf1snvqpxo1_1280.png hug naturally with the 10 inches difference]].

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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'':
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The raised platform holding the desk on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' serves a similar purpose: observant viewers will note that Jon Stewart, who is 5'6", always shakes the guest's hand ''before'' they step up onto the platform. Despite this fact, Stewart constantly jokes about his height. He used the raised platform on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' to briefly make himself look taller than 6'4" Conan O'Brien during the MeleeATrois {{crossover}} between the three shows.
-->'''Stephen Colbert''': --->'''Stephen Colbert:''' That's the magic of television, Jon.\\
'''Jon Stewart''': Stewart:''' Can I have a screengrab of that?
** In his debate with BillOReilly [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]] in 2012, Stewart went [[UpToEleven a step further]], using a lifting platform that would allow him to ''tower'' over O'Reilly (and every inch in between) - -- used primarily to defuse tension and get some laughs.
* In earliest seasons of ''Series/That70sShow'', the scenes where the 15-year old Creator/MilaKunis (Jackie) and LauraPrepon Creator/LauraPrepon (Donna) talked alone had either to portray them sitting, or to have Mila wearing platform heels. Not quite a box, but very close.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
**
Allison Mack (5'5") from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' admits to using either a crate, or a lifted "alley board" so she doesn't look short against "ostentatiously tall" Tom Welling (6'3"). It is the only way they could [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/f1a0907e3048e8000b1ba9c287a3c6e9/tumblr_mlujscjuqf1snvqpxo1_1280.png hug naturally with the 10 inches difference]].



** Oddly, in ''Upgrade'', Callum Blue (6') is somehow shown to be several inches taller than Tom probably due to misuse of boxes.
* ''Eight Out Of Ten Cats'' host Jimmy Carr has to have a cushion placed on his seat so he can see over his desk. This led to a fairly hilarious scene when guest David Walliams "outed" him by insisting that he stand up, and then removing the cushion, leaving Jimmy about four inches shorter all of a sudden. Also subverted since Jimmy Carr is a good 6 feet tall, so it's more of an issue with the set (or for entirely comedic purposes).

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** Oddly, in ''Upgrade'', "Upgrade", Callum Blue (6') is somehow shown to be several inches taller than Tom probably due to misuse of boxes.
* ''Eight Out Of out of Ten Cats'' host Jimmy Carr has to have a cushion placed on his seat so he can see over his desk. This led to a fairly hilarious scene when guest David Walliams "outed" him by insisting that he stand up, and then removing the cushion, leaving Jimmy about four inches shorter all of a sudden. Also subverted since Jimmy Carr is a good 6 feet tall, so it's more of an issue with the set (or for entirely comedic purposes).



** Used in the promotional pictures for the TV-Movie to make Creat/PaulMcGann appear to be more taller than Creator/SylvesterMcCoy, than he actually is. In reality [=McGann=] is, with his height of 5'8.5" (1.74 meters), pretty close to [=McCoy=]'s 5'6" (1.68 meters).

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** Used in the promotional pictures for the TV-Movie to make Creat/PaulMcGann appear to be more taller than Creator/SylvesterMcCoy, than he actually is. Creator/SylvesterMcCoy. In reality [=McGann=] is, [=McGann=], with his height of 5'8.5" (1.74 meters), is pretty close to [=McCoy=]'s 5'6" (1.68 meters).



** Used InUniverse in the Christmas special [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], where Music/KylieMinogue's character stands on a box to kiss Creator/DavidTennant. It's PlayedForLaughs.
** This was needed but the actual box technique itself was averted come time for Creator/MattSmith to step into the shoes of the Doctor. For his most iconic enemy, The Daleks, those that remained were tailored for Bilie Piper's height previously, but instead of imploying any camera trickery or boxes; they simply redesigned a new set of Daleks to match Smith's considerably taller frame... unfortunately they weren't very popular with the fans.
** Creator/JennaColeman, measuring all of 5'2", has stated that an apple box is required for some shots with 6 foot Creator/PeterCapaldi.

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** Used InUniverse in the Christmas special [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned"]], Damned]]", where Music/KylieMinogue's character stands on a box to kiss Creator/DavidTennant. It's PlayedForLaughs.
** This was needed but the actual box technique itself was averted come time for Creator/MattSmith to step into the shoes of the Doctor. For his most iconic enemy, The Daleks, those that remained were tailored for Bilie Piper's height previously, but instead of imploying any camera trickery or boxes; boxes, they simply redesigned a new set of Daleks to match Smith's considerably taller frame... unfortunately they weren't very popular with the fans.
** Creator/JennaColeman, measuring all of 5'2", has stated that an apple box is required for some shots with 6 foot 6-foot-tall Creator/PeterCapaldi.



* While Series/{{Angel}} was in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had to stand on a box just so she can be seen in the same frame as the much taller David Boreanaz. The later seasons had her wear high heels to have Buffy appear taller than Dawn.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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While Series/{{Angel}} was in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the series, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had to stand on a box just so she can be seen in the same frame as the much taller David Boreanaz. The later seasons had her wear high heels to have Buffy appear taller than Dawn.



* Staging scenes in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is often difficult because of this, especially when Creator/CoryMonteith was involved. Monteith was much taller than anyone else in the cast (even the cast members playing teachers), thus he spent a lot of time not only sitting, but also leaning forward with his forearms resting on his thighs (otherwise seated cast members behind him ''still'' wouldn't be visible). Other times they actually used his height to their advantage, for example: When sharing a scene with Rachel the camera sometimes switched to a shot closer to her perspective which only served to make him look even ''taller.''

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
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Staging scenes in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is often difficult because of this, especially when Creator/CoryMonteith was involved. Monteith was much taller than anyone else in the cast (even the cast members playing teachers), thus he spent a lot of time not only sitting, but also leaning forward with his forearms resting on his thighs (otherwise seated cast members behind him ''still'' wouldn't be visible). Other times they actually used his height to their advantage, for example: When sharing a scene with Rachel the camera sometimes switched to a shot closer to her perspective which only served to make him look even ''taller.''



* [[Series/TopGear The Hamster]] was once seen to be standing on a box so he could see over the bonnet of a Cadillac Escalade.
* Nodded towards in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Bernadette is played by the under 5' Melissa Rauch, but Howard, her boyfriend, isn't that much taller and thus it isn't that big of an issue. In one episode at her apartment she got a ring at the doorbell and in order to look through the peephole she had to use a step stool. Rauch mentioned that most of her family is pretty short and her husband is around 6', so whenever they get together it feels like he is visiting [[TheLordOfTheRings the Shire]].

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* [[Series/TopGear ''Series/TopGear'': The Hamster]] Hamster was once seen to be standing on a box so he could see over the bonnet of a Cadillac Escalade.
* Nodded towards in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Bernadette is played by the under 5' Melissa Rauch, but Howard, her boyfriend, isn't that much taller and thus it isn't that big of an issue. In one episode at her apartment she got a ring at the doorbell and in order to look through the peephole she had to use a step stool. Rauch mentioned that most of her family is pretty short and her husband is around 6', so whenever they get together it feels like he is visiting [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Shire]].



* In ''Series/ICarly'', Nathan Kress was very short in the first season, compared to the 2 girls in their power trio. So he had to wear a very visible pair of giant platform boots. By the time season 2 started he'd hit puberty with a deeper voice (mentioned on the show), and he was as tall as Carly. In the current episodes, he's starting to tower over Carly as well.
** In Season 4, MirandaCosgrove has continued to get taller, while JennetteMcCurdy has not, so in episodes from Season 4 onward she starts wearing platform shoes.
* Inversion. In the later seasons of Series/{{MASH}} with Major Burns, Burns seems to get shorter, despite Larry Linville being 6'1" to Alan Alda's 6'2", and Mike Farrell's 6'3" (BJ in particular seems to be noticeably taller than Burns, while Trapper, played by Wayne Rogers who is ''also'' 6'3", did not). It may have been a nod to the movie, where Burns was played by Robert Duvall (5'8") and Hawkeye by Donald Sutherland (6'4"), and Trapper Elliot Gould (6'3").
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', both Katie Cassidy (5'7") and Genevieve Cortese (5'4") played the demon Ruby. Since almost all of their screen time was spent in the company of the 6'4" Creator/JaredPadalecki and 6'1" Creator/JensenAckles, tall, spiky heels became a standard of Ruby's wardrobe from the get go. Katie Cassidy has stated these caused her to lose her balance on more than one occasion.

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* In ''Series/ICarly'', ''Series/ICarly'':
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Nathan Kress was very short in the first season, compared to the 2 two girls in their power trio. So he had to wear a very visible pair of giant platform boots. By the time season 2 started he'd hit puberty with a deeper voice (mentioned on the show), and he was as tall as Carly. In the current episodes, he's starting to tower over Carly as well.
** In Season 4, MirandaCosgrove Creator/MirandaCosgrove has continued to get taller, while JennetteMcCurdy Creator/JennetteMcCurdy has not, so in episodes from Season 4 onward she starts wearing platform shoes.
* Inversion. In the later seasons of Series/{{MASH}} ''Series/{{MASH}}'' with Major Burns, Burns seems to get shorter, despite Larry Linville being 6'1" to Alan Alda's 6'2", and Mike Farrell's 6'3" (BJ in particular seems to be noticeably taller than Burns, while Trapper, played by Wayne Rogers who is ''also'' 6'3", did not). It may have been a nod to the movie, where Burns was played by Robert Duvall (5'8") and Hawkeye by Donald Sutherland (6'4"), and Trapper Elliot Gould (6'3").
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', both ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Both
Katie Cassidy (5'7") and Genevieve Cortese (5'4") played the demon Ruby. Since almost all of their screen time was spent in the company of the 6'4" Creator/JaredPadalecki and 6'1" Creator/JensenAckles, tall, spiky heels became a standard of Ruby's wardrobe from the get go. Katie Cassidy has stated these caused her to lose her balance on more than one occasion.



* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' does likewise for shorter contestants so that they can see over the podiums. This was humorously referenced on the celebrity episode of February 9, 2001, on which Creator/SethGreen was a contestant.
-->'''Creator/AlexTrebek''': We started off the week, ladies and gentlemen, here in Las Vegas with me feeling vertically challenged because one of our contestants was [6'6"/198 cm] [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Charles Barkley]] and I felt very short next to him. Seth [who is 5'4"/163 cm] took pity on me.
-->'''Seth Green''': ''(points down)'' I got this sweet box! ''(steps down and loses about a foot in height)''
-->'''Alex Trebek''': He wants to make me feel a lot better.

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* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' does likewise for shorter contestants so that they can see over the podiums. podiums.
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This was humorously referenced on the celebrity episode of February 9, 2001, on which Creator/SethGreen was a contestant.
-->'''Creator/AlexTrebek''': --->'''Creator/AlexTrebek:''' We started off the week, ladies and gentlemen, here in Las Vegas with me feeling vertically challenged because one of our contestants was [6'6"/198 cm] [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Charles Barkley]] and I felt very short next to him. Seth [who is 5'4"/163 cm] took pity on me.
-->'''Seth Green''': ''(points down)''
me.\\
'''Seth Green:''' ''[points down]''
I got this sweet box! ''(steps ''[steps down and loses about a foot in height)''
-->'''Alex Trebek''':
height]''\\
'''Alex Trebek:'''
He wants to make me feel a lot better.



--> '''Jeremy Brett''': So he watched the previous thirteen films (and) decided to try and look a little like David Burke, as much as he could, bless him. So he put on a rug, I mean a toupee, and put lifts in his heels. And the first film we shot together was "The Abbey Grange". And we were running across a field, and these heels were too high so he was slipping and sliding. And I said, 'Oh, Edward, take them out! I'll bend my knees for the rest of the film!'

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--> '''Jeremy Brett''': -->'''Jeremy Brett:''' So he watched the previous thirteen films (and) decided to try and look a little like David Burke, as much as he could, bless him. So he put on a rug, I mean a toupee, and put lifts in his heels. And the first film we shot together was "The Abbey Grange". And we were running across a field, and these heels were too high so he was slipping and sliding. And I said, 'Oh, "Oh, Edward, take them out! I'll bend my knees for the rest of the film!'film!"



* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has the 5'3 LucyLiu with 5'10 Creator/JonnyLeeMiller. This results in Joan Watson wearing quite a lot of heels.

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has the 5'3 LucyLiu Creator/LucyLiu with 5'10 Creator/JonnyLeeMiller. This results in Joan Watson wearing quite a lot of heels.



* On the 9th season of Australian reality show/ renovation show/ competition The Block, contestant Deanne, married to the much taller, retired pro-sports star Darren (a solid 2 m tall - roughly 6'8"), stands on a Scully Box during the weekly judging. The box can often be seen in the shots showing all contestants.

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* On the 9th season of Australian reality show/ renovation show/ competition The Block, show/renovation show/competition ''The Block'', contestant Deanne, married to the much taller, retired pro-sports star Darren (a solid 2 m tall - -- roughly 6'8"), stands on a Scully Box during the weekly judging. The box can often be seen in the shots showing all contestants.



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' Stana Katic is tall at 5'9" but Nathan Fillion is 6'2". Even though the show is called Castle, the 2 actors roles are basically equal in importance. So Katic almost always wears 3 to 4 inch heels, which are her version of the box. This is Lampshaded quite often on the show as asides from other characters and it is very obvious when she is not wearing heels.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Stana Katic is tall at 5'9" but Nathan Fillion is 6'2". Even though the show is called Castle, ''Castle'', the 2 actors two actors' roles are basically equal in importance. So Katic almost always wears 3 to 4 inch heels, which are her version of the box. This is Lampshaded quite often on the show as asides from other characters and it is very obvious when she is not wearing heels.



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* The [[ProfessionalWrestling WWF's]] Wrestling/AndreTheGiant frequently employed a crate during backstage interviews; he was already incredibly tall and large, but this served to make him truly tower over the interviewer. Sadly, the condition that caused his large size ultimately led to his early death.

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* The [[ProfessionalWrestling WWF's]] Wrestling/{{WWF}}'s Wrestling/AndreTheGiant frequently employed a crate during backstage interviews; he was already incredibly tall and large, but this served to make him truly tower over the interviewer. Sadly, the condition that caused his large size ultimately led to his early death.



* {{Wrestling/Kane}} stands at about an impressive 6'6, but because he was supposed to be bigger than his kayfabe brother Wrestling/TheUndertaker, who is about 6'8 (billed at 6'10), he wore lifts in his boots to be closer to his billed height of 7 feet.

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* {{Wrestling/Kane}} Wrestling/{{Kane}} stands at about an impressive 6'6, but because he was supposed to be bigger than his kayfabe brother Wrestling/TheUndertaker, who is about 6'8 (billed at 6'10), he wore lifts in his boots to be closer to his billed height of 7 feet.



* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and DiamandaHagan's crossover review of ''Myra Breckinridge'' starts by showing [[TinyGuyHugeGirl their height difference]] as they are standing in a corridor. But later as they're sitting in bed they are leveled, with Brad even bigger... due to him sitting on a pile of pillows (easier to see in [[http://blip.tv/diamanda-hagan-lecher-bitch/flubs-myra-breckinridge-6799184 the blooper reel]]).

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WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and DiamandaHagan's WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's crossover review of ''Myra Breckinridge'' starts by showing [[TinyGuyHugeGirl their height difference]] as they are standing in a corridor. But later as they're sitting in bed they are leveled, with Brad even bigger... due to him sitting on a pile of pillows (easier to see in [[http://blip.tv/diamanda-hagan-lecher-bitch/flubs-myra-breckinridge-6799184 the blooper reel]]).



* A similar trick was done in ''TotalDramaWorldTour''. Since Sierra is just shy of OneHeadTaller than her crush Cody, the animators had to cheat whenever she employed a MarshmallowHell, and kept Cody's feet a few inches above the ground.
* An in-universe example in the 1987 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' episode "Rondo in New York" when action Hollywood star tours the theater to promote his latest film. The actor is really short and has a crew placing apple boxes as he walks by the crowd looking down on them, much to Michelangelo's disappointment.

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* A similar trick was done in ''TotalDramaWorldTour''.''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour''. Since Sierra is just shy of OneHeadTaller than her crush Cody, the animators had to cheat whenever she employed a MarshmallowHell, and kept Cody's feet a few inches above the ground.
* An in-universe example in the 1987 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' Turtles|1987}}'' episode "Rondo in New York" when action Hollywood star tours the theater to promote his latest film. The actor is really short and has a crew placing apple boxes as he walks by the crowd looking down on them, much to Michelangelo's disappointment.



* TomCruise is well known for manipulating his appearance to appear taller. Scully Boxes, and in just about every photo where you can see his feet, Cruise wears shoes with lifts to give him those much needed extra inches. Interestingly, Cruise is 5'7", only slightly below average, but he's so well known for this (and so frequently around other actors, who tend to be tall) that many people assume he's even shorter.

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* TomCruise Creator/TomCruise is well known for manipulating his appearance to appear taller. Scully Boxes, and in just about every photo where you can see his feet, Cruise wears shoes with lifts to give him those much needed extra inches. Interestingly, Cruise is 5'7", only slightly below average, but he's so well known for this (and so frequently around other actors, who tend to be tall) that many people assume he's even shorter.



2nd Jun '16 1:28:11 AM gallium
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* Used in-universe in ''Series/{{Veep}}'', where the Vice President's assistant has a folding stepping stool in his bag for her to use during speeches when the lectern is too tall. This is understandable, given that the actress, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], is 5'3".

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* Used in-universe in ''Series/{{Veep}}'', where the Vice President's assistant has a folding stepping stool in his bag for her to use during speeches when the lectern is too tall. This is understandable, given that the actress, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], is 5'3". This causes Vice President Meyer some embarrassment in one episode when it's revealed that her box is made of a special metal alloy and costs $1200.
27th May '16 8:32:34 AM gerion
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* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'''s opening Konata's skirt is shown on the same level with the other girls, but she is significantly shorter than them, which leads to the obvious conclusion.
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