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24th May '17 10:56:51 PM jormis29
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* Probably explaining how Creator/MichaelJFox got away with playing teenage parts into his late twenties. Interestingly, ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' partially averted this with Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson, both of whom are over six feet. However, they also had to play middle aged versions of George [=McFly=] and Biff Tannen, so they needed to appear taller than teenage Marty in 1985.

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* Probably explaining how Creator/MichaelJFox got away with playing teenage parts into his late twenties. Interestingly, ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' partially averted this with Crispin Glover Creator/CrispinGlover and Thomas F. Wilson, both of whom are over six feet. However, they also had to play middle aged versions of George [=McFly=] and Biff Tannen, so they needed to appear taller than teenage Marty in 1985.
15th May '17 3:45:03 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': Melissa Joan Hart is 5'2" making her much shorter than both of her aunts. This could, at least, be handwaved that she probably takes after her mother's family.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': Melissa Joan Hart Creator/MelissaJoanHart is 5'2" making her much shorter than both of her aunts. This could, at least, be handwaved that she probably takes after her mother's family.



* Zigzagged on ''{{Series/Melissa And Joey}}''. Lennox is 5' 2", roughly the same height as Melissa Joan Hart, who plays her aunt (and, as mentioned above, has previously played the trope straight) but brother Ryder is ''6' 1"'' and towers over the both of them. Seeing him framed next to Aunt Mel on the rare occasions she doesn't wear heels is rather striking.

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* Zigzagged on ''{{Series/Melissa And Joey}}''. Lennox is 5' 2", roughly the same height as Melissa Joan Hart, Creator/MelissaJoanHart, who plays her aunt (and, as mentioned above, has previously played the trope straight) but brother Ryder is ''6' 1"'' and towers over the both of them. Seeing him framed next to Aunt Mel on the rare occasions she doesn't wear heels is rather striking.
9th May '17 9:30:50 PM CnHGirl
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** All the teenagers at Wagstaff seem to suffer from this, despite height variations between them. Oddly enough, this is averted in Linda's flashback to her botched high school talent show gig, where she and her band are all portrayed at their current adult heights, while ranging from 14-18 years old, respectively.
7th May '17 8:28:23 AM 64SuperNintendo
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26th Apr '17 9:27:16 AM jmparker78
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* Averted in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn''. Simon is 14 at the start of the main plot, and the books repeatedly refer to the fact that he is at least as tall, if not taller than, most of the adult men around him. When he laments being "only a boy", he's reminded by his (hulking) mentor that the world does not see a boy when they look at him, but a tall, broad-shouldered man, and thus he should stop acting like he's still a little boy. It helps that he also starts growing a beard midway through the adventure.
24th Apr '17 5:23:12 AM Kyrillion
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* TheHungerGames is all over the place with this one. Book Katniss is small and skinny so casting the tall and endowed-of-boobs -and-hips JenniferLawrence was against physical type. She was also implicitly aged up due to Lawrence's inability to pass for sixteen, even accounting for DawsonCasting. Her romantic opposite is played by an actor a little younger and definitely on the short side. His interactions with adult cast members fit the trope completely, as his older co-stars stand above his eye-line leaving him looking more childlike. Filling out the rest of the teen cast are mostly actual teen actors, but whether they were cast to fit this trope or not seems to have depended on whether the filmmakers wanted to portray them as little and helpless in the face of the adults' machinations (Rue, Foxface, several unnamed and quickly-dispatched victims) or a viable threat to Katniss in the arena (Cato, Thresh, Glimmer, Marvel). The exception to the rule is Clove who ''is'' a serious threat, but is also tiny. The filmmakers had to shoot very carefully for the sight of the very small and skinny 14-year-old actress playing Clove attacking and holding down the tall and muscular 21 year-old actress playing Katniss not be laughable. Finally, the filmmakers work hard to dwarf Katniss in the Capitol, placing her besides tall and bulky guards to emphasise her vulnerability.
25th Mar '17 11:20:17 AM KrspaceT
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* Averted in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', where the [[AgeLift now fifteen-year-old Ash]] is mentioned to be taller than his mother. Other teenage characters in fic follow a mix of averting and playing this straight.

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* Averted in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', where the [[AgeLift now fifteen-year-old Ash]] is mentioned to be taller than his mother. Other teenage characters in fic follow a mix of averting and playing this straight.straight, though it's rather clearly shown that height is less a matter of teen vs adult but [[spoiler: Genetic]], like in real life.
1st Feb '17 4:55:24 AM Andygal
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** Despite this trope being PlayedStraight for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', it's {{Averted}} in ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', in which teenagers, young adults, adults, and elders are all the same height.

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** Despite this trope being PlayedStraight for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', it's {{Averted}} in ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', in which teenagers, young adults, adults, and elders are all the same height. This annoyed many players as it made it very difficult to tell teens apart from adult Sims without having your Sim go over and talk to them and seeing if the romance options were available or not. EA eventually alleviated this by adding a Sim's age to the tooltip with their name that appears when you mouse over them.
29th Jan '17 6:11:27 AM Iknewwhothekillerwas
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* Kim from ''Series/TheParkers'' is significantly shorter than both her parents (Countess Vaughn is 4'11'', Monique is 5'9'', Tommy Ford is 6'4''). Lampshaded by an EnfantTerrible in one episode who, when told by Kim that her father was also tall, responded with MamasBabyPapasMaybe.

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* Kim from ''Series/TheParkers'' is significantly shorter than both her parents (Countess Vaughn is 4'11'', Monique Mo'Nique is 5'9'', Tommy Ford is 6'4''). Lampshaded by an EnfantTerrible in one episode who, when told by Kim that her father was also tall, responded with MamasBabyPapasMaybe.MamasBabyPapasMaybe.
** In a show where a mother and her 18-year-old daughter go to college together, but the actresses playing them have a 12 year age difference, the advertisements emphasize that Mo'Nique dwarfs Countess in every way, but especially head size, making Countess look like a pre-teen by comparison.
1st Jan '17 5:24:48 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Series/ICarly''[=/=]''Series/{{Victorious}}'' spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'', Miss [=McCurdy=] is paired with the even shorter (barely over 5') ArianaGrande as Cat.

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* In the ''Series/ICarly''[=/=]''Series/{{Victorious}}'' spinoff ''Series/SamAndCat'', Miss [=McCurdy=] is paired with the even shorter (barely over 5') ArianaGrande Music/ArianaGrande as Cat.
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