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30th Oct '17 5:34:28 PM DVB
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* A number of Creator/AdamWest parodies, [[AdamWesting most of them voiced by West himself]], tend to fall under this trope. Most notable is "Timothy North," who used to star as "The Fearless Ferret", a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' universe analog of Batman that ran during the same era, and in his old age has come to think he ''is'' the hero. He spent a considerable amount of his fortune having his home redesigned into a replica of the Ferretcave and his alter ego's mansion so accurate that everything actually worked. An actor who played a skunk-themed one-shot villain fell into the same delusion. When they finally work out and/or accept the truth, at a Fearless Ferret convention, they cheerfully greet each other:

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* A number of Creator/AdamWest parodies, [[AdamWesting most of them voiced by West himself]], tend to fall under this trope. Most notable is "Timothy North," who used to star as "The Fearless Ferret", a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' universe analog of Batman that ran during the same era, and in his old age has come to think he ''is'' the hero. He spent a considerable amount of his fortune having his home redesigned into a replica of the Ferretcave and his alter ego's mansion so accurate that everything actually worked. In fact, he even ropes Ron Stoppable into becoming his successor when he discovers his secret (a shoutout to Batman Beyond, especiallu since Ron's voice actor also voices the titular Batman of the future.) An actor who played a skunk-themed one-shot villain fell into the same delusion. When they finally work out and/or accept delusion, but went further to actually commit a plot. Eventually, the truth, at a Fearless Ferret convention, they cheerfully two recognize each other and proceed to greet each other:other warmly before happily enjoying themselves in Ferretcon with the fans who do still care and remmeber while savoring the old times:



-->'''North:''' Oh, living in a delusion, confusing fantasy with reality. You?
-->'''Whitestripe:''' Same, same.
** West plays it [[PlayedForDrama For Drama]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as the Grey Ghost, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s hero. Simon Trent, the actor who played the Ghost in the ShowWithinAShow Bruce Wayne watched as a kid winds up broke in a run-down one-room apartment hoarding memorabilia from his one starring role, until events make him a real hero and get him back in the spotlight to boot.

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-->'''North:''' Oh, you know, living in a delusion, confusing fantasy with reality. You?
-->'''Whitestripe:''' Same, same.
Me too.
** West plays it [[PlayedForDrama For Drama]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as the Grey Ghost, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s hero. Simon Trent, the actor who played the Ghost in the ShowWithinAShow Bruce Wayne watched as a kid winds up broke in a run-down one-room apartment hoarding memorabilia from his one starring role, role and laments it as it kept him from moving. However, Batman's kind words and encouragement (especially because the crime was based off of a Grey Ghost episode) has Simon suit up and help Batman take down the bad guy. This rockets Simon back into popularity with Bruce Wayne giving a hint that he's Batman at a signing. His popularity remains constant at least until events make him '''''Batman Beyond''''' (''50 years later''), where a real hero young Terry went to see [[Comic/TheDarkKnightReturns The Grey Ghost Returns]], indicating that the Grey Ghost enjoys a similar level of love and get him back popularity that Batman does in the spotlight to boot.RealLife.



** Recurring villain Mary "Baby" Dahl, a White Dwarf Starlet, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp with emphasis on "Dwarf"]], who abducted her long-separated sitcom co-stars. Dahl had a peculiar form of dwarfism that made her look permanently like an 8-year old, making her attempts at legitimate acting after quitting her sitcom doomed from the start. Decades later, Dahl has become delusional and desperate to recapture the happiness she had felt in the glory days of her show, leading to her kidnapping her former co-stars to forcibly reunite the cast (and to get revenge on the annoying CousinOliver character that drove her out of the show).

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** Recurring villain Mary "Baby" Dahl, a White Dwarf Starlet, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp with emphasis on "Dwarf"]], who abducted her long-separated sitcom co-stars. Dahl had a peculiar form of dwarfism that made her look permanently like an 8-year old, making her attempts at legitimate acting after quitting her sitcom doomed from the start. Decades later, Dahl has become delusional and desperate to recapture the happiness she had felt in the glory days of her show, leading to her kidnapping her former co-stars to forcibly reunite the cast (and to get revenge on the annoying CousinOliver character that drove her out of the show). It's a tragic example as Mary eventually breaks down in tears when she sees how she could've been in in a funhouse mirror.
16th Oct '17 7:49:48 AM Snowsky
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-->'''Jem:''' ''(singing badly, playing guitar off-key)'' The wheels on the bus go quack quack quack, open and shut, beep beep beep, the driver on the bus goes swish, swish, open, quack, bus, beep, beep...that's how it goes.
-->'''Little girl:''' No they don't! You're ruining my party!
-->'''Jem:''' ''(short pause)'' The little stupid bitch better shut the f[[SoundEffectBleep **]]k up...

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-->'''Man:''' ''(paying Jem for [[DreadfulMusician "performing"]] at his daughter's birthday party)'' Forty dollars, right? You know, this is really embarrassing, but in the 80s I used to masturbate to you all the time.
-->'''Jem:''' ''(singing badly, playing guitar off-key)'' The wheels on the bus go quack quack quack, open and shut, beep beep beep, the driver on the bus goes swish, swish, open, quack, bus, beep, beep...that's how it goes.
-->'''Little girl:''' No they don't! You're ruining my party!
Yeah, you were just a boy then, but now you're a ''man,'' right?
-->'''Man:''' Uh, yes. A ''married'' man.
-->'''Jem:''' ''(short pause)'' The little stupid bitch better shut the f[[SoundEffectBleep **]]k up...So is it an open marriage, or... ''(hacking smoker's cough that continues for several seconds)''
16th Oct '17 7:43:54 AM Snowsky
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* One ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' skit featured a middle-aged, overweight {{WesternAnimation/Jem}} taking up a job as an entertainer for children's birthday parties.
-->'''Jem:''' ''(singing badly, playing guitar off-key)'' The wheels on the bus go quack quack quack, open and shut, beep beep beep, the driver on the bus goes swish, swish, open, quack, bus, beep, beep...that's how it goes.
-->'''Little girl:''' No they don't! You're ruining my party!
-->'''Jem:''' ''(short pause)'' The little stupid bitch better shut the f[[SoundEffectBleep **]]k up...
12th Oct '17 3:45:20 PM Trooper924
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** Then there's Charlie Provost aka Quark. He used to be Starfighter's sidekick until he went out of control, forcing Starfighter to depower him. Nowadays, he's an alcoholic wreck, bitter over the loss of his powers and living off money earned from convention appearances.
11th Oct '17 6:13:05 AM jormis29
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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Forgotten Lady" casts fading Hollywood star Janet Leigh as a White Dwarf Starlet driven to murder in order to facilitate her comeback.

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* The ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Forgotten Lady" casts fading Hollywood star Janet Leigh Creator/JanetLeigh as a White Dwarf Starlet driven to murder in order to facilitate her comeback.
7th Oct '17 3:01:16 PM gravious
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* ''The Right Profile'' by Music/TheClash, complete with a ''heavy'' dose of BlackComedy or LyricalDissonance, depending on your point of view.

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* ''The Right Profile'' by Music/TheClash, Music/TheClash is a male example, complete with a ''heavy'' dose of BlackComedy or LyricalDissonance, depending on your point of view.
5th Oct '17 2:34:53 AM WillBGood
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* Beatrice Stockwell, the [[ShowWithinAShow actress who plays the Chaperone]], is implied to be one of these in the years since the record was made. It's said that she had a great love of "rousing anthems", although by the end of her life "she didn't rouse so much as stupefy".

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* ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'': Beatrice Stockwell, the [[ShowWithinAShow actress who plays the Chaperone]], is implied to be one of these in the years since the record was made. It's said that she had a great love of "rousing anthems", although by the end of her life "she didn't rouse so much as stupefy".
25th Sep '17 6:12:04 AM gravious
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* ''The Right Profile'' by Music/TheClash, complete with a ''heavy'' dose of BlackComedy or LyricalDissonance, [[{{YMMV}} depending on your point of view]].

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* ''The Right Profile'' by Music/TheClash, complete with a ''heavy'' dose of BlackComedy or LyricalDissonance, [[{{YMMV}} depending on your point of view]].view.
25th Sep '17 6:06:12 AM gravious
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* ''The Right Profile'' by Music/TheClash, complete with a ''heavy'' dose of BlackComedy or LyricalDissonance, [[{{YMMV}} depending on your point of view]].
18th Sep '17 7:12:41 PM jtierney50
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* Beatrice Stockwell, the [[ShowWithinAShow actress who plays the Chaperone]], is implied to be one of these in the years since the record was made. It's said that she had a great love of "rousing anthems", although by the end of her life "she didn't rouse so much as stupefy".
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