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10th Apr '17 7:40:12 PM TVsTim1
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** Somewhat justified since Kathy and Patty Lane's fathers (played by WilliamSchalert) were identical twin brothers.

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** Somewhat justified since Kathy and Patty Lane's fathers (played by WilliamSchalert) William Schallert) were identical twin brothers.
10th Apr '17 7:37:12 PM TVsTim1
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** Somewhat justified since Kathy and Patty Lane's fathers (played by WilliamSchalert) were identical twin brothers.
7th Apr '17 3:43:22 AM LukeSurl
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While the IdenticalGrandson can marginally argue that it is not unknown for direct descendants to bear uncanny resemblance to a forebear, the idea gets ''very'' shaky for other relations. When a show tries to pass off a male actor in drag as their visiting aunt, or when somehow a character resembles the man who ''adopted'' their great-great-grandfather, it gets flat out weird and hence is usually played up for comedic value. There is a bit of a sub-genre films that rely on this gag. Eddie Murphy has done a number of them.

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While the IdenticalGrandson can marginally argue that it is not unknown for direct descendants to bear uncanny resemblance to a forebear, the idea gets ''very'' shaky for other relations. When a show tries to pass off a male actor in drag as their visiting aunt, or when somehow a character resembles the man who ''adopted'' their great-great-grandfather, it gets flat out weird and hence is usually played up for comedic value. There is a bit of a sub-genre of films that rely on this gag. Eddie Murphy has done a number of them.
26th Mar '17 8:42:16 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lord Rickard's facial structure is almost a dead ringer for Ned's somber look in his later years (as portrayed by Creator/SeanBean), and his hair is tied up in the same way as Jon Snow's in Season 6. It does tie a lot into how Jon looks more legitimately a Stark despite not being Ned's direct descendant.
3rd Mar '17 8:27:20 AM jccw227
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'', Shaggy is showing Scooby pictures of his relatives, and they all look exactly like Shaggy, right down to the goatee [[GirlsWithMoustaches (even the girls)!]]
19th Jan '17 8:07:48 PM TheSinful
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* One [[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31114-8/CrazyDan+DVRing+it+for+later.htm snippet]] shows that the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Joys and Jennys]] are all identical while themselves believing there's only a slight family resemblance because hundreds of years ago, a pair of newly discovered Ditto took the form of a pair of women and slept with one of the scientists researching them. As a result, the women of both lines look identical to most people.
26th Dec '16 10:19:53 AM ILikeRobots
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Spain and Portugal have this, to the point that Seychelles cannot tell them apart when she needs to deliver a message. Though their relationship is ambiguous, they're confirmed to have the same ancestor. Brothers America and Canada are apparently this too, as several times other nations [[MistakenIdentity mistake]] Canada for America (but never the other way around) and take out their grievances with America on him, much to his dismay.
22nd Dec '16 6:45:03 PM Vir
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** This ended in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome -- on the game show ''Series/IveGotASecret'', Harpo once appeared as the contestant, with his brother Groucho as one of the panelists. Nobody, Groucho included, could guess Harpo's secret. [[note]]The secret was that it was really Chico Marx dressed as Harpo.[[/note]]

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** This ended in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome -- on the game show ''Series/IveGotASecret'', Harpo once appeared as the contestant, with his brother Groucho as one of the panelists. Nobody, Groucho included, could guess Harpo's secret. [[note]]The secret was that it was really Chico Marx dressed as Harpo.[[/note]]
12th Nov '16 10:57:20 PM NoxSky12599
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* The post-finale ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels reveal that Gul Macet, played by Marc Alaimo in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', is a cousin of Alaimo's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' character Gul Dukat.

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* The post-finale ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels reveal that Gul Macet, played by Marc Alaimo in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', is a cousin of Alaimo's ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' character Gul Dukat. Apparently, the two did ''not'' get along, and another character even speculates that the reason Macet has a beard is that he was trying to lessen the resemblance.
31st Oct '16 4:26:04 AM AlternativeCola
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Gwen has an identical cousin, Sunny, though her true form is her Anodite form.
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