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* When Mikado ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' is walking alone and is lost in thought, he passes a trio of characters who resemble him and his friends Masaomi and Anri.

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* When Mikado ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is walking alone and is lost in thought, he passes a trio of characters who resemble him and his friends Masaomi and Anri.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': When digging for a spa, Keroro finds a superweapon left by a team of invaders not unlike his own. The dub takes this further, making them lizardmen from the planet Lizardono come to invade the planet they know as Ponopek but saddled with an incompetant leader who spends all his time building models. They even have similar insignias.
** The first movie reveals that the ancient invaders who used those statues were actually Keronians, and they also left other weapons on Earth...

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': When digging for a spa, Keroro finds a superweapon left by a team of invaders not unlike his own. The dub takes this further, making them lizardmen from the planet Lizardono come to invade the planet they know as Ponopek but saddled with an incompetant leader who spends all his time building models. They even have similar insignias.
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insignias. The first movie reveals that the ancient invaders who used those statues were actually Keronians, and they also left other weapons on Earth...



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* Adam Warren's run on ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' had the "Mongolian Barbeque Horde", with each member a counterpart to ''Gen 13'' itself. ([=DV8=]/The Deviants were a classic Psycho Ranger team.)

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* Adam Warren's run on ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' ''ComicBook/Gen13'' had the "Mongolian Barbeque Horde", with each member a counterpart to ''Gen 13'' itself. ([=DV8=]/The Deviants were a classic Psycho Ranger team.)



* In ''Comicbook/TheMuppetShowComicBook: Seasons'' #2 "Summer", Fozzie is invited to play at the Whatnot Theater, to replace their previous comedian, Ozzie Bear. All the Whatnot troupe turn out to be counterparts to the Muppets, with the compiere being Dermot the Dog, and other Whatnots including Miss Tiggy (a tiger) Bonzo the Great (a monkey), Dr Tongue, and Vegetable (a giant carrot who plays the spoons).

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* In ''Comicbook/TheMuppetShowComicBook: ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook: Seasons'' #2 "Summer", Fozzie is invited to play at the Whatnot Theater, to replace their previous comedian, Ozzie Bear. All the Whatnot troupe turn out to be counterparts to the Muppets, with the compiere being Dermot the Dog, and other Whatnots including Miss Tiggy (a tiger) Bonzo the Great (a monkey), Dr Tongue, and Vegetable (a giant carrot who plays the spoons).



[[folder: Fanfiction ]]
* in ShinobiOfTheHighSeas, this exists (with some twists) between the Foxhound and Straw Hat Pirates.
** Naruto and Luffy being Shonen protagonists, it would probably be easier to count their differences.
*** Naruto also acts as something of a GadgeteerGenius in the vein of Usopp or Franky, at least as far as supplying weapons for his crew and design ideas for his ship are concerned.

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* Done once in ''Boner's Ark'', when they meet a whole ship that's a duplicate of theirs, only there's two of every animal...
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* in ShinobiOfTheHighSeas, ''Fanfic/ShinobiOfTheHighSeas'', this exists (with some twists) between the Foxhound and Straw Hat Pirates.
** Naruto and Luffy being Shonen protagonists, it would probably be easier to count their differences.
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differences. Naruto also acts as something of a GadgeteerGenius in the vein of Usopp or Franky, at least as far as supplying weapons for his crew and design ideas for his ship are concerned.



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[[folder: Literature ]]
* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Colon is horrified to realise that he and Nobby, in disguise, are being threatened by a couple of Klatchian market guards who have nothing better to do with their time than look for street entertainment, and one of whom is "[[KnowNothingKnowItAll a know-all]]".
** Similarly, the two Uberwaldian guards that Vimes refers to as Nobbski and Colonesque from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', and Knopf and Doppelpunkt [[note]]wich are just the [[BilingualBonus german translations]] of 'knob' and 'colon'[[/note]] from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Colon is horrified to realise realize that he and Nobby, in disguise, are being threatened by a couple of Klatchian market guards who have nothing better to do with their time than look for street entertainment, and one of whom is "[[KnowNothingKnowItAll a know-all]]".
** Similarly, the two Uberwaldian guards that Vimes refers to as Nobbski and Colonesque from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', and Knopf and Doppelpunkt [[note]]wich are just the [[BilingualBonus german translations]] of 'knob' "knob" and 'colon'[[/note]] "colon"[[/note]] from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''.



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* Played with when the ''Series/StargateSG1'' team meets their Wormhole Extreme counterparts.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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Played with when the ''Series/StargateSG1'' team meets their Wormhole Extreme counterparts.



* The ''Series/{{Friends}}'' TrueCompanions once walked in on another group using their couch at Central Perk.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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The ''Series/{{Friends}}'' TrueCompanions once walked in on another group using their couch at Central Perk.



* When Series/{{Frasier}} went to see Diane's play, he wasn't expecting a carbon copy of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. He sure as hell wasn't expecting the Diane-lite to be a MarySue who was loved by the Frasier-lite even after she dumped him at the altar.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
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When Series/{{Frasier}} Frasier went to see Diane's play, he wasn't expecting a carbon copy of ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. He sure as hell wasn't expecting the Diane-lite to be a MarySue who was loved by the Frasier-lite even after she dumped him at the altar.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. In "Doppelganger," Team Gibbs is dumbfounded to find a Metro PD squad whose members are identical in personality to their own. A PerpSweating leader who {{Dope Slap}}s and [[MustHaveCaffeine drinks Starbucks coffee]], a probie geek who [[YouGetMeCoffee fetches said coffee]], a HandsomeLech Italian-American whose attempts to flirt with Kate are crushed with sarcasm and a DeadpanSnarker female cop who does the same thing to [=DiNozzo=].

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. In "Doppelganger," "Doppelganger", Team Gibbs is dumbfounded to find a Metro PD squad whose members are identical in personality to their own. A PerpSweating leader who {{Dope Slap}}s and [[MustHaveCaffeine drinks Starbucks coffee]], a probie geek who [[YouGetMeCoffee fetches said coffee]], a HandsomeLech Italian-American whose attempts to flirt with Kate are crushed with sarcasm and a DeadpanSnarker female cop who does the same thing to [=DiNozzo=].



* Was used on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and Showtime's late 1980s ''RobinHood'' series.
* Subverted in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' with the "Evoranger" of ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', doubles who last about three minutes before being killed off by [=AbareKiller=].

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* Was used on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and Showtime's late 1980s ''RobinHood'' ''Series/RobinHood'' series.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
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Subverted in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' with the "Evoranger" of ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'', doubles who last about three minutes before being killed off by [=AbareKiller=].



* In the first episode of the final season of ''{{Laverne and Shirley}}'', Laverne was shopping around for a new roommate after Shirley's abrupt departure from the show; she encountered a double of herself, then a double of Shirley. The doubles promptly paired up and abandoned her.

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* In the first episode of the final season of ''{{Laverne and Shirley}}'', ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', Laverne was shopping around for a new roommate after Shirley's abrupt departure from the show; she encountered a double of herself, then a double of Shirley. The doubles promptly paired up and abandoned her.



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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* Done once in ''[[BonersArk Boner's Ark]]'', when they meet a whole ship that's a duplicate of theirs, only there's two of every animal...

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* Done once in ''[[BonersArk Boner's Ark]]'', when they meet a whole ship that's a duplicate A [[Franchise/TheMuppets MuppeTelevision]] segment of theirs, only there's two ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'' featured the characters receiving footage of every animal...an alien TV show starring the [[SdrawkcabName Teppums]], including Timrek the Gorf and Oznog.



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* A [[Franchise/TheMuppets MuppeTelevision]] segment of ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'' featured the characters receiving footage of an alien TV show starring the [[SdrawkcabName Teppums]], including Timrek the Gorf and Oznog.

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* A [[Franchise/TheMuppets MuppeTelevision]] segment of ''Series/TheJimHensonHour'' featured the characters receiving footage of an alien TV show starring the [[SdrawkcabName Teppums]], including Timrek the Gorf ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'': Rosencrantz and Oznog.Guildenstern notice a similar duo in ''The Murder of Gonzago'' (as performed in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''). It doesn't work out well for either duo.



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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'': Rosencrantz and Guildenstern notice a similar duo in ''The Murder of Gonzago'' (as performed in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''). It doesn't work out well for either duo.
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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'': Rosencrantz and Guildenstern notice a similar duo in ''The Murder of Gonzago'' (as performed in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''). It doesn't work out well for either duo.
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', after being a member of Shepard's squad in the first game, Garrus was inspired to form his own team of vigilantes. Unfortunately they were betrayed from within by Sidonis, leading to everyone but Garrus getting killed when the three largest criminal gangs on Omega teamed up and lay siege to their hideout.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', after being a member of Shepard's squad in the first game, Garrus was inspired to form his own team of vigilantes. Unfortunately they were betrayed from within by Sidonis, leading to everyone but Garrus getting killed when the three largest criminal gangs on Omega teamed up and lay siege to their hideout.



[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' would have fewer problems if Ace's squad were actually more similar than not.

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* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' would have fewer problems if Ace's squad were actually more similar than not.



* A couple of sets occur in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', most notably the Other Warriors, but also the Real Light Warriors who are an inverted PsychoRangers.
* The Linear Guild seems initially to be one for ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Turns out, they're ThePsychoRangers, deliberately assembled that way by their GenreSavvy leader.

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* A couple of sets occur in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', most notably the Other Warriors, but also the Real Light Warriors who are an inverted PsychoRangers.
* The Linear Guild seems initially to be one for ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Turns out, they're ThePsychoRangers, deliberately assembled that way by their GenreSavvy leader.



* In a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip from ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'', the party meets a group of Japanese-style adventurers who are pretty much the same as them except for [[CallingYourAttacks over-the-top attack names]]. Except for their henchman, who is exactly the same as Nodwick.
-->'''Nodwick''': Is there anything you teach me?
-->'''Japanese Henchman''': How about "The Way of the Sacrificial Pack-Mule"?

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'':
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In a ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' a strip from ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'', the party meets a group of Japanese-style adventurers who are pretty much the same as them except for [[CallingYourAttacks over-the-top attack names]]. Except for their henchman, who is exactly the same as Nodwick.
-->'''Nodwick''': --->'''Nodwick:''' Is there anything you teach me?
-->'''Japanese Henchman''':
me?\\
'''Japanese Henchma:n'''
How about "The Way of the Sacrificial Pack-Mule"?



* In ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harley Quinn are captured by the pirate Captain Greenbeard and his 'hench wench' Helena Queenie. On seeing them, Catwoman's reaction is:

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* In ''Webcomic/LilGotham'' #8, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harley Quinn are captured by the pirate Captain Greenbeard and his 'hench wench' "hench wench" Helena Queenie. On seeing them, Catwoman's reaction is:



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-->'''Arthur:''' They look familiar. Did we play soccer against those guys?
-->'''Buster:''' No way! I'd remember a bunch of goofy-looking kids like that.

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-->'''Arthur:''' They look familiar. Did we play soccer against those guys?
-->'''Buster:'''
guys?\\
'''Buster:'''
No way! I'd remember a bunch of goofy-looking kids like that.
18th Sep '17 5:53:39 AM jormis29
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** In an episode, Bart and Lisa figure out how to bring back [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy]] but are beaten to the punch by "Lester and Eliza".[[note]]Doubles as a MythologyGag as "Lester and Eliza" share the same character design Bart and Lisa had in the Tracy Ullman shorts.[[/note]]
** An early episode family goes for counseling and encounters a happier family that looks a lot like them in the waiting room.[[note]]Which also shared the same character design the family had in the Tracy Ullman shorts.[[/note]]

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** In an episode, Bart and Lisa figure out how to bring back [[ShowWithinAShow Itchy and Scratchy]] but are beaten to the punch by "Lester and Eliza".[[note]]Doubles as a MythologyGag as "Lester and Eliza" share the same character design Bart and Lisa had in the Tracy Ullman ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.[[/note]]
** An early episode family goes for counseling and encounters a happier family that looks a lot like them in the waiting room.[[note]]Which also shared the same character design the family had in the Tracy Ullman ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.[[/note]]
21st Jul '17 2:31:46 PM MadAnthony94
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** Implied to be the case between the wizards of Unseen University and the various priests of Ankh-Morpork in ''Discworld/ReaperMan''. Their respective heads are even brothers (and regard the endless feuding between the two groups as rather embarrassing).


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* ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'': Hillman Hunter, head of a ScamReligion for rich idiots whom Zaphod sold a pleasure planet to, is pretty much identical to Aseed Preflux, who has a similar scam-religion-resort-colony just next door. To rub salt in the wound, Aseed is in better shape and still has his natural hair color. It's eventually revealed that they're alternate universe counterparts of the same person (Zaphod figured if his scam worked once, why not try it again?)
24th Jun '17 1:05:13 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': In Season 5, we have the French team, who basically amounts to a bitchier version of the cheer squad with French accents.
21st Jun '17 10:14:43 AM Andrusi
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** Thunderclash and Metalhawk are both TheCaptain, with Thunderclash being a strict OfficerAndAGentleman disciplinarian while Metalhawk is a bit more laid-back and BigBrotherMentor-ish.

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** Thunderclash and Metalhawk are both TheCaptain, with Thunderclash being a strict OfficerAndAGentleman disciplinarian while Metalhawk is a bit more laid-back and BigBrotherMentor-ish. Both of them were also the first American roles for Autobot leader characters whose original toys [[NoExportForYou were never sold in the US]].
30th Mar '17 3:10:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Much to Niles's annoyance, after he declined to move in on Daphne while she was on the rebound, she was picked up by a Niles-lookalike instead. Martin and Frasier suspect they've entered ''TheTwilightZone''. Daphne never notices.

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** Much to Niles's annoyance, after he declined to move in on Daphne while she was on the rebound, she was picked up by a Niles-lookalike instead. Martin and Frasier suspect they've entered ''TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone''. Daphne never notices.



** In "The Ice Warriors", freedom-loving renegade scientist Penley and his younger, blunter Scottish sidekick Storr click instantly with the Doctor and Jamie.
** In "The Dominators" the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe encounter two-hearted thrill-seeking ManChild explorer Cully, his protective but a little bit thick young male student and his young female student with perfect fact recall.
** "Carnival of Monsters" opens with the arrival of Vorg, an eccentrically-dressed bowtie-wearing older gentleman who possesses a small, seemingly innocuous machine that is bigger on the inside than out and can manipulate time, and his glamorous young blonde travelling companion Shirna, who complains about Vorg's choice of destination and isn't sure he knows how to use his machine. Unlike the Doctor and Jo, though, they [[EvilCounterpart are more interested in getting loads of money with their machine]] than in seeing the wonders of the universe with it. (The whole story contains elements of self-parody of ''Doctor Who'''s MonsterOfTheWeek nature in this manner.)

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** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors The Ice Warriors", Warriors]]", freedom-loving renegade scientist Penley and his younger, blunter Scottish sidekick Storr click instantly with the Doctor and Jamie.
** In "The Dominators" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]" the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe encounter two-hearted thrill-seeking ManChild explorer Cully, his protective but a little bit thick young male student and his young female student with perfect fact recall.
** "Carnival "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters Carnival of Monsters" Monsters]]" opens with the arrival of Vorg, an eccentrically-dressed bowtie-wearing older gentleman who possesses a small, seemingly innocuous machine that is bigger on the inside than out and can manipulate time, and his glamorous young blonde travelling companion Shirna, who complains about Vorg's choice of destination and isn't sure he knows how to use his machine. Unlike the Doctor and Jo, though, they [[EvilCounterpart are more interested in getting loads of money with their machine]] than in seeing the wonders of the universe with it. (The whole story contains elements of self-parody of ''Doctor Who'''s MonsterOfTheWeek nature in this manner.)
18th Mar '17 2:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Moze befriends a girl named Jennifer [[IncrediblyLamePun Tu]] who she has everything in common with. Jennifer Tu's best friends are Ted and Mookie, and yes, it seems like they act just like Ned and Cookie.

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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Moze befriends a girl named Jennifer [[IncrediblyLamePun Tu]] who she has everything in common with. Jennifer Tu's best friends are Ted and Mookie, and yes, it seems like they act just like Ned and Cookie.
22nd Feb '17 11:22:49 PM LinTaylor
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** If the "Lemon of Troy" episode is anything to go on, Shelbyville is a full-on copy of Springfield, with counterparts to many of its major citizens and points of interest. The only difference is that they are ''slightly'' more deranged.

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** If the "Lemon of Troy" episode is anything to go on, Shelbyville is a full-on copy of Springfield, with counterparts to many of its major citizens and points of interest. The only difference is that they are ''slightly'' more deranged.deranged -- and they're fine with KissingCousins.


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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had an episode where Joe, regaining the use of his legs, [[TookALevelInJerkass becomes a jerk]] and dumps his old friends in favor of more active friends, which includes two white guys and a black guy; to Cleveland's dismay, the black guy is also named for a city.
16th Jan '17 11:53:37 PM scooter
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* Happens more similarly than usual in ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' when the four aliens meet a genetically identical team of hybrids that was [[SatisfiedStreetRat raised on the streets of the big city]]...except one of the four is mysteriously missing. The other team tells the Roswell kids that they're the real hybrids, and the Roswell kids are the disposable backups. Though the storyline plays up the benefits that Max and Izzy got from being adopted into comfortable suburbia, what's interesting is that Michael is the outsider and independent thinker on both teams.

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* Happens more similarly than usual in ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' when the four aliens meet a genetically identical team of hybrids that was [[SatisfiedStreetRat raised grew up on the streets of the big city]]...except one of the four is mysteriously missing. The other team tells the Roswell kids that they're the real hybrids, and the Roswell kids are the disposable backups. Though the storyline plays up the benefits that Max and Izzy got from being adopted into comfortable suburbia, what's interesting is that Michael is the outsider and independent thinker on both teams.
16th Jan '17 11:51:14 PM scooter
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* Happens more similarly than usual in ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' when the four aliens meet a genetically identical team of hybrids that was [[SatisfiedStreetRat raised on the streets of the big city]]...except one of the four is mysteriously missing. The other team tells the Roswell kids that they're the real hybrids, and the Roswell kids are the disposable backups. Though the storyline plays up the benefits that Max and Izzy got from being adopted into comfortable suburbia, what's interesting is that Michael is the outsider and independent thinker on both teams.
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