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30th Aug '17 6:49:02 PM nombretomado
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* Mary Ann from ''TheBabysittersClub'' tries this at camp, using a cantaloupe as the head. It doesn't fool the counselors whatsoever, though she does impress the other counselors-in-training, which was was what she was trying to do in the first place.

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* Mary Ann from ''TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' tries this at camp, using a cantaloupe as the head. It doesn't fool the counselors whatsoever, though she does impress the other counselors-in-training, which was was what she was trying to do in the first place.
21st Aug '17 8:08:57 PM PaulA
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* In one of the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' novels, Rhoslyn needs to go Underhill while seeming to stay in the mortal world. She arranges a couple pillows under her blanket ... and then casts an illusion of her sleeping mortal disguise on the pillows.

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* In one of the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Doubled Edge'' novels, Rhoslyn needs to go Underhill while seeming to stay in the mortal world. She arranges a couple pillows under her blanket ... and then casts an illusion of her sleeping mortal disguise on the pillows.
18th Aug '17 6:29:26 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangbone}}'': Bill leaves one in his bed when he sneaks out of the house to collect his mother's presents in "The Present of Feathers".
8th Aug '17 5:01:06 AM foxley
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** When the Doctor finds a way out of the room the Monk has imprisoned him in in "The Time Meddler", he makes one of these to delay the Monk noticing he's gone.
14th Jul '17 11:45:39 PM Vir
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** In another episode, Lois pulls the sheet off the bed thinking that it's Peter and finds that it's a pile of skulls. Apparently, Peter always does it when he's depressed.
1st Jul '17 3:25:17 AM Vir
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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Ralph uses one of these to break out of {{Prison}}. He would have made one for Earl, but ended up eating the watermelon that would have comprised the Earl-dummy's head.
* In ''Series/TheGoodies'' Graeme uses one so Tim and Bill won't realise he's made off with their [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext cream mine]] claim until it's too late.

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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Ralph uses one of these to break out of {{Prison}}.{{prison}}. He would have made one for Earl, but ended up eating the watermelon that would have comprised the Earl-dummy's head.
* In ''Series/TheGoodies'' Graeme uses one so Tim and Bill won't realise he's made off with their [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext cream mine]] claim until it's too late.
1st Jul '17 3:17:24 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "The Big Problem", Vicky constructs one of Timmy when she sees he's gone missing and she doesn't want his parents finding out or she'll be held accountable. Timmy's Dad buys it, even close-up where it's obvious that its head is a basketball wearing Timmy's hat.
30th Jun '17 5:10:04 AM foxley
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor and Jo pull this off to help them escape from imprisonment by The Master in ''Frontier in Space''. [[spoiler: The Master is only fooled for a little while, but long enough for The Doctor to royally muck up his plot]].

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In ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Ark", Venussa and Dassuk pull this trick to allow Dassuk to escape from the Security Kitchen and free the slaves.
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Doctor and Jo pull this off to help them escape from imprisonment by The Master in ''Frontier in Space''. [[spoiler: The Master is only fooled for a little while, but long enough for The Doctor to royally muck up his plot]].
12th Jun '17 11:50:56 AM JackG
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* In ''Requiem for an Assassin'' by Barry Eisler, the BigBad actually murders an innocent bystander for this trick. Knowing that Literature/JohnRain is stalking him through a park at night, he kills someone and leaves their body in a position where he's apparently waiting in ambush. As Rain sneaks up on the corpse, he gets captured.
3rd Jun '17 4:55:32 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Marinette constructs one so she can sneak out of the house to become Ladybug while grounded in "Simon Says".
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