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13th Nov '16 2:26:46 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who", the Eleventh Doctor falls into a parallel dimension where [[WelcomeToTheRealWorld his adventures are a popular science fiction franchise]], and he attends a Doctor Who convention trying to work out what happened to him. While there, people compliment him on his {{Cosplay}} (saying he even has the voice down), and one of the people he's attending the con with suggests he enters the Cosplay Contest. Cut to a similar-looking but earringged cosplayer holding a First Place trophy while the real Doctor holds a Second Place one. His friend suggests it's because the other guy did more, whereas the real Doctor just stood there and pointed at himself for a few minutes, assuming that was all it needed.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who", the Eleventh Doctor falls into a parallel dimension where [[WelcomeToTheRealWorld his adventures are a popular science fiction franchise]], and he attends a Doctor Who convention trying to work out what happened to him. While there, people compliment him on his {{Cosplay}} (saying he even has the voice down), and one of the people he's attending the con with suggests he enters enter the Cosplay Contest. Cut to a similar-looking but earringged earring-wearing cosplayer holding a First Place trophy while the real Doctor holds a Second Place one. His friend suggests it's because the other guy did more, whereas the real Doctor just stood there and pointed at himself for a few minutes, assuming that was all it needed.



* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', a comedian who resembles the President and the real First Lady are caught in public. Dave passes them off as a husband-and-wife impersonation act; naturally, he is great in his role, but "she needs a lot of work." However, he was only speaking about her ability to improvise, specifically her cringing (if passible) attempt at "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"; when first found out, Dave had to work quick to actively make people believe they ''weren't'' real.

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* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', a comedian who resembles the President and the real First Lady are caught in public. Dave passes them off as a husband-and-wife impersonation act; naturally, he is great in his role, but "she needs a lot of work." However, he was only speaking about her ability to improvise, specifically her cringing (if passible) passable) attempt at "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"; when first found out, Dave had to work quick to actively make people believe they ''weren't'' real.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', a Löwen (a lion-faced [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Wesen]]) ringmaster is running a traveling circus whose greatest show is him revealing realistic-looking monsters (all of whom are, of course, Wesen in "[[GameFace full woge]]"). Naturally, while people are impressed, they assume it's all very realistic-looking masks. The start of the show is a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blutbad]] named Max. He goes for a walk, and two women who saw the show invite him to their place to see "the monster". They discuss how it's a very realistic mask... then he goes "full woge" on them.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', a Löwen (a lion-faced [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Wesen]]) ringmaster is running a traveling circus whose greatest show is him revealing realistic-looking monsters (all of whom are, of course, Wesen in "[[GameFace full woge]]"). Naturally, while people are impressed, they assume it's all very realistic-looking masks. The start star of the show is a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blutbad]] named Max. He goes for a walk, and two women who saw the show invite him to their place to see "the monster". They discuss how it's a very realistic mask... then he goes "full woge" on them.



* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' involves a ShowWithinAShow called ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' that was a low-budged knock-off of the actual show. During the episode, the crew complains that the script calls for a spaceship to appear during the episode but that the budget doesn't allow for that. At the end, the crew is filming outside, when an actual massive starship descends through the clouds and hovers right above them. The camera guy is told to film it. At the end, two crew members discuss how fake the ship looked and mentioning that they'll fix it in post.

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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' involves a ShowWithinAShow called ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' that was a low-budged low-budget knock-off of the actual show. During the episode, the crew complains that the script calls for a spaceship to appear during the episode but that the budget doesn't allow for that. At the end, the crew is filming outside, when an actual massive starship descends through the clouds and hovers right above them. The camera guy is told to film it. At the end, two crew members discuss how fake the ship looked and mentioning that they'll fix it in post.
28th Oct '16 7:57:33 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* An episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had Stevie Wonder posing as a Stevie Wonder impersonator and Eddie Murphy's character telling him how to look more like Stevie Wonder.

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episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had Stevie Wonder posing as a Stevie Wonder impersonator and Eddie Murphy's character telling him how to look more like Stevie Wonder.Wonder.
** Another episode had a Buckwheat impersonator, portrayed by Murphy (who had spoofed the character to massive critical acclaim until [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings he had the character assassinated because people were requesting it too much]]), being told his impersonation was subpar.
23rd Oct '16 1:00:36 PM Seanette
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* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' runs into this when he's at a cosplay con. The person critiquing his "costume" is one of the judges of the costume contest.
12th Sep '16 12:02:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' adaptation "The Smurf Impersonators", during the part of the story where Gargamel disguises himself as a Smurf, he tries to tell Sassette that he has been working on doing a perfect Gargamel impersonation to explain why he sounds like Gargamel. Sassette simply tells him that he doesn't sound quite as menacing as the real Gargamel.
9th Sep '16 1:01:09 PM Gitman
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* The newspaper version of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' has Spidey apply to play himself in a movie. He's rejected without even an audition because he's too short. They change their mind when he performs some stunts that make it clear he's the real deal.

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* The newspaper version of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' has Spidey apply to play himself in a movie. He's rejected without even an audition because he's too short. They change their mind when he performs some stunts that make it clear he's the real deal.
9th Sep '16 1:00:20 PM Gitman
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* The newspaper version of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' has Spidey apply to play himself in a movie. He's rejected without even an audition because he's too short. They change their mind when he performs some stunts that make it clear he's the real deal.
14th Aug '16 3:47:39 PM twilicorn
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* Played with in ''ForbiddenBroadwayVolume 3'', where Carol Channing interrupts an actress impersonating her, asking for help on playing herself.

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* Played with in ''ForbiddenBroadwayVolume ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway Volume 3'', where Carol Channing interrupts an actress impersonating her, asking for help on playing herself.
31st Jul '16 1:20:00 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Stranger Than Fan Fiction", Rainbow Dash and Quibble Pants get kidnapped by Dr. Caballeron. Quibble Pants, not understanding that this is real and thinking this is a staged performance, mocks Caballeron and says he is a horrible cosplayer, and he got the accent wrong.
6th Jun '16 12:28:32 PM MikeW
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* A famous example is on ''Series/WillAndGrace'' when Jack finally meets his idol, Cher...and immediately dismisses her as just "some drag queen." When she tries to prove it's her with singing, Jack gives her tips with an over-the-top Cher impression. She finally slaps him in the face and yells "Snap out of it!" and when Jack realizes he just insulted his beloved idol, he faints.
27th May '16 6:18:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' involves a ShowWithinAShow called ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' that was a low-budged knock-off of the actual show. During the episode, the crew complains that the script calls for a spaceship to appear during the episode but that the budget doesn't allow for that. At the end, the crew is filming outside, when an actual massive starship descends through the clouds and hovers right above them. The camera guy is told to film it. At the end, two crew members discuss how fake the ship looked and mentioning that they'll fix it in post.
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