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28th Apr '16 7:39:41 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/EllaTheElephant'', the twins Ida and Ada do this as their Halloween costumes in "Frankie's Perfect Pumpkin."
23rd Apr '16 11:14:23 AM TVRulezAgain
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* Television shows have been known to hire twins to play a single child character (like the [[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on FullHouse) to get around child labor restrictions and have a backup if one is cranky or sick.

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* Television shows have been known to hire twins to play a single child character (like the [[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen [[Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Olsen Twins]] on FullHouse) Series/FullHouse) to get around child labor restrictions and have a backup if one is cranky or sick.
19th Mar '16 5:28:25 AM Hossmeister
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27th Feb '16 11:49:58 AM Katsuhagi
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One should note that in real life it is likely much less easy for twins to pull this off. They don't always have [[IdenticalTwinIdTag the same hairstyle, body weight, or voice.]]

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One should note that in real life it is likely much less easy harder for twins to pull this off. They don't always have [[IdenticalTwinIdTag the same hairstyle, body weight, or voice.]]
]] And unless the two are very young and haven't yet developed secondary sexual characteristics the odds of twins [[HalfIdenticalTwins of differing genders]] successfully fooling others is extremely low.
27th Feb '16 11:46:02 AM Katsuhagi
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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of twins were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender]].

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* In the {{Seinen}} series ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', this is played interestingly: we know that a pair of twins [[HalfIdenticalTwins opposite sex twins]] were taken [[spoiler: where one of them (accidentally) sees a killing spree, and it's thought that the kid would grow up to be a cold-blooded murderer. Later, we know that the twin who becomes a cold, malevolent serial killer was the one who ''hadn't'' witnessed the murder scenery and only heard about the massacre from the other twin's history. To make things worse, it's implied that their mother confused and gave them the "wrong" twin, which may be or may be not an honest mistake since she dressed both the same way, complete with wigs to conceal their real gender]].gender and to hide that she had two children and not one]].
26th Feb '16 6:37:20 AM pablo360
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* Baseball player-turned-MMA fighter/boxer Jose Canceco once tried to get out of a fight by [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 having his identical twin brother Ozzie pretend to be him]]. It didn't work out because people noticed Ozzie has [[IdenticalTwinIDTag different body tattoos]] than his brother. As noted in the article, Ozzie has also stood in for his brother at autograph signings.

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* Baseball player-turned-MMA fighter/boxer Baseball-player-turned-MMA-fighter/boxer Jose Canceco once tried to get out of a fight by [[http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6265329 having his identical twin brother Ozzie pretend to be him]]. It didn't work out because people noticed Ozzie has [[IdenticalTwinIDTag different body tattoos]] than his brother. As noted in the article, Ozzie has also stood in for his brother at autograph signings.
26th Feb '16 6:34:42 AM pablo360
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A popular plot where a set of twins or [[IdenticalStranger identical acquaintances]] trades places, or pretends to be each other. This can be to fulfill the other's responsibilities, such as a test or a date, or to experience their life in a GrassIsGreener moment.

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A popular plot where a set of twins or [[IdenticalStranger identical acquaintances]] trades places, places or pretends to be each other. This can be to fulfill the other's responsibilities, such as a test or a date, or to experience their life in a GrassIsGreener moment.
25th Feb '16 2:59:06 PM eroock
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See also TagTeamTwins for a [[ProfessionalWrestling different]] type of Twin Switch. Compare with PrinceAndPauper.

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See also TagTeamTwins for a [[ProfessionalWrestling different]] type of Twin Switch. Compare with PrinceAndPauper.
PrinceAndPauper. Contrast FakeTwinGambit.
15th Feb '16 5:06:22 PM Vir
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* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls has [[spoiler: Stanley Pines, known by Grunkle Stan to the audience took his twin brother Stanford's identity 30 years ago after the latter was accidentally pushed into his portal. Stanley took his identity so he could continue living in his brother's home and so he could work on getting the portal machine running. As Stanford was born with six fingers, and they weren't identical twins, he was only able to do this because Stanford was reclusive and secretive so few of the Gravity Falls townspeople had gotten a close look at him.]]

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* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has [[spoiler: Stanley Pines, known by Grunkle Stan to the audience took his twin brother Stanford's identity 30 years ago after the latter was accidentally pushed into his portal. Stanley took his identity so he could continue living in his brother's home and so he could work on getting the portal machine running. As Stanford was born with six fingers, and they weren't identical twins, he was only able to do this because Stanford was reclusive and secretive so few of the Gravity Falls townspeople had gotten a close look at him.]]
** In the final episode, [[spoiler: when [[BigBad Bill]] threatens to kill Dipper and Mabel unless Ford indulges the equation needed for Bill's forces to escape Gravity Falls, Ford switches places with Stan in order to trick Bill into entering Stan's mind so they can erase Bill along with Stan's memories.
]]
12th Feb '16 11:47:50 PM Kuruni
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* An episode of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' where the kids discover the girl they've been playing with is in fact two girls. This editor was fooled (the only way to tell them apart was their hair bangles...and I was five at the time).
** And a season later, Ashley and Alyssa became part of the cast. Interestingly, not all of their episode appearances were together.

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* An episode of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' where the kids discover the girl they've been playing with is in fact two girls. This editor was fooled (the only way to tell them apart was their hair bangles...and I was five at the time).
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And a season later, Ashley and Alyssa became part of the cast. Interestingly, not all of their episode appearances were together.
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