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28th Jul '17 4:23:36 PM looneynightmare
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!!Theme Parks
* In the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction during "A Pirate's Life For Me" ''Creator/ThurlRavenscroft'' voices a drunk pirate singing the song and his dog howling along side him.
3rd Apr '17 7:15:11 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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!!Professional Wrestling
* A unique example of this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2ohpJkHp-U happened in the WWF in 1997]] when [[Wrestling/TripleH Hunter Hearst Helmsley]] was scheduled to face [[Wrestling/MickFoley Dude Love]] in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Dude's music hit, but instead of coming out, he appeared on the Titantron screen and told Triple H he didn't feel like fighting the match and called in a replacement, who turned out to be [[SplitPersonality Mankind]], who proceeded to walk on screen and discuss the match with Dude Love. As if that wasn't enough, Mankind admitted that he had an even better substitute lined up, and brought on Mick Foley's original WCW and ECW character, [[TheBerserker Cactus Jack]], leading to all three of the "Three Faces of Foley" sharing space on the Titantron at once before Jack came out to kick Triple H's ass.
2nd Dec '16 7:24:28 AM Gosicrystal
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Sometimes this can happen in real life for technical or legal reasons where a person is required in one capacity to write themselves (in another capacity) a letter. For example, in most US states, for small corporations, a corporate officer can file an authorization to the board of directors to waive the corporation carrying workers' compensation insurance on that officer. Now, in the case of a corporation with a single owner (who therefore is both Chairman of the Board of Directors and President), the President of the corporation (who is the only officer) has to write a letter to ''himself'', as Chairman of the Board, informing himself that he (as President) is waiving the Workers' Compensation coverage on himself (the letter being sent to the Workers' Compensation Board.)

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Sometimes this can happen in real life for technical or legal reasons where a person is required in one capacity to write themselves (in another capacity) a letter. For example, in most US states, for small corporations, a corporate officer can file an authorization to the board of directors to waive the corporation carrying workers' compensation insurance on that officer. Now, in the case of a corporation with a single owner (who therefore is both Chairman of the Board of Directors and President), the President of the corporation (who is the only officer) has to write a letter to ''himself'', as Chairman of the Board, informing himself that he (as President) is waiving the Workers' Compensation coverage on himself (the letter being sent to the Workers' Compensation Board.)
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This is sometimes actually invoked on ''purpose'', as it can make you think, "Ohey, they're a clone? Why didn't I realize that before?"

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This is sometimes actually invoked on ''purpose'', as it can make you think, "Ohey, they're a clone? Why didn't I realize that before?"
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21st Apr '16 7:00:46 PM Nick11235
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Oftentimes, this results in funny situations, like two characters played by the same person having intense conversations and heated arguments with each other. The talent is in making sure [the audience doesn't know it. If jokes are made about this, it's ActorAllusion.

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Oftentimes, this results in funny situations, like two characters played by the same person having intense conversations and heated arguments with each other. The talent is in making sure [the the audience doesn't know it. If jokes are made about this, it's ActorAllusion.
14th Apr '16 9:32:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Oftentimes, this results in funny situations, like two characters played by the same person having intense conversations and heated arguments with each other. The talent is in making sure [[HeyItsThatVoice the audience doesn't know it.]] If jokes are made about this, it's ActorAllusion.

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Oftentimes, this results in funny situations, like two characters played by the same person having intense conversations and heated arguments with each other. The talent is in making sure [[HeyItsThatVoice the [the audience doesn't know it.]] it. If jokes are made about this, it's ActorAllusion.
20th Nov '15 6:39:31 AM Nohbody
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Not to be confused with ICantUseTheseThingsTogether, SoundingItOut, ThinkingOutLoud or TalkingToThemself. Compare HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation, which is an in-universe example of this trope, where a character is pretending to hold a conversation with another non-present (or non-existent) character, in order to maintain some kind of charade.

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Not to be confused with ICantUseTheseThingsTogether, InformingTheFourthWall, SoundingItOut, ThinkingOutLoud or TalkingToThemself. Compare HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation, which is an in-universe example of this trope, where a character is pretending to hold a conversation with another non-present (or non-existent) character, in order to maintain some kind of charade.
24th Aug '15 11:25:35 PM Tdarcos
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Sometimes this can happen in real life for technical or legal reasons where a person is required in one capacity to write themselves (in another capacity) a letter. For example, in most US states, for small corporations, a corporate officer can file an authorization to the board of directors to waive the corporation carrying workers' compensation insurance on that officer. Now, in the case of a corporation with a single owner (who therefore is both Chairman of the Board of Directors and President), the President of the corporation (who is the only officer) has to write a letter to ''himself'', as Chairman of the Board, informing himself that he (as President) is waiving the Workers' Compensation coverage on himself (the letter being sent to the Workers' Compensation Board.)
30th Apr '14 10:30:21 PM Willbyr
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30th Apr '14 10:30:04 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Billy_West_small.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350: [[ManOfAThousandVoices Three of those characters are in the main cast.]] [[Creator/BillyWest And three more are recurring characters.]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Billy_West_small.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350: [[ManOfAThousandVoices Three of those characters are in the main cast.]] [[Creator/BillyWest And three more are recurring characters.]]]]
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5th Apr '14 8:27:25 AM StFan
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In Live-Action this can be difficult, which requires split screen or otherwise splitting the image. This requires perfect synchronization between the different takes. Normally, the camera is stationary for this, but ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part 2'' pioneered a motion controlled camera that allows for complex panning shots that have the same actor in multiple roles.

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In Live-Action this can be difficult, which requires split screen or otherwise splitting the image. This requires perfect synchronization between the different takes. Normally, the camera is stationary for this, but ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part 2'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' pioneered a motion controlled camera that allows for complex panning shots that have the same actor in multiple roles.






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