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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.
27th May '16 6:13:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* As part of his act, the Russian comedian Maxim Galkin occasionally includes a (possibly apocryphal) story about his friends and fellow celebrities Music/FilippKirkorov and Music/AllaPugacheva. According to him, the three of them were in an elevator, when a couple of obviously provincial visitors entered. The ride down was totally silent with the couple staring at the three celebrities. Just before exiting, the guy smiled and pointed at Galkin, telling him that he looks like the original the most, leaving Kirkorov and Pugacheva in shock.
23rd Apr '16 3:32:35 PM Quanyails
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* In ''First Drop of Crimson'' in the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series, [[spoiler:Mencheres is forced to turn Kira into a vampire]], and the villain deliberately leaks video of this, which ends up on the news and Youtube. Youtube commenters, being a special brand of stupid and horrible, post such gems as "Worst actress ever," "Should have had more blood," and "WTF is up with the lame glowing eyes?"

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* In ''First Drop of Crimson'' in the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series, [[spoiler:Mencheres is forced to turn Kira into a vampire]], and the villain deliberately leaks video of this, which ends up on the news and Youtube. Youtube [=YouTube=]. [=YouTube=] commenters, being a special brand of stupid and horrible, post such gems as "Worst actress ever," "Should have had more blood," and "WTF is up with the lame glowing eyes?"
18th Apr '16 1:33:47 PM Cinereous
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* An auditory instead of a visual example, but voice actor Creator/TomokazuSugita once did an impression of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' for some relatives' children. The kids [[http://www.kitakubu.co/2015/03/kids-tell-sugita-tomokazu-he-doesnt-sound-like-gintamas-gintoki/ complained that he didn't sound like Gintoki at all.]] Sugita tweeted about it to fellow voice actress Creator/SumireUesaka, who more or less referenced this trope.
6th Apr '16 1:42:20 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* Inverted by Creator/SteveMartin on a TonightShow appearance, where he had the winner of a Steve Martin lookalike contest come out as him for about a minute before hopping out (he was tied up) shouting about the impersonator.
6th Apr '16 1:34:43 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* Creator/TinaFey, impersonating UsefulNotes/SarahPalin on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', has been described as "more like Palin than the real Palin". To the point where a ''quote she said on SNL'', specifically "I can see Russia from my house" has been attributed to Palin. (The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFU-ApZ-HZQ actual quote]] is "You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.") The latter happens to actually be true, though it's a matter of seeing small, more or less uninhabited islands from other such islands. Also note that a lot of map projections distort land near the poles (the same effect makes Greenland look roughly the size of Africa).

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* Creator/TinaFey, impersonating UsefulNotes/SarahPalin on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', has been described as "more like Palin than the real Palin". To the point where a ''quote she said on SNL'', specifically [[BeamMeUpScotty "I can see Russia from my house" house"]] has been attributed to Palin. (The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFU-ApZ-HZQ actual quote]] is "You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.") The latter happens to actually be true, though it's a matter of seeing small, more or less uninhabited islands from other such islands. Also note that a lot of map projections distort land near the poles (the same effect makes Greenland look roughly the size of Africa).
2nd Apr '16 8:49:54 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' short story "The Last Encounter", Hornblower, now retired to his estate, sizes up an evening visitor who claims to be Napoleon III. "Napoleon" is taller than the original, does not dress at all to resemble his ancestor and instead follows dandy fashions of the day, and doesn't have the correct accent, so Hornblower concludes that it's a case of NapoleonDelusion. Lady Barbara grants the man's request for a carriage, which Hornblower imputes to being charmed, but some weeks later they get a letter from the new President of France, Napoleon III, graciously thanking them for the service they rendered.
31st Mar '16 10:07:00 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30529-38/Ravanne+Not+In+Kansas.htm Not In Kansas]]'', Kara decides to audition for main role in the new Supergirl series. Different people tell her she doesn't look, act, or dress like Supergirl despite her being Supergirl.
15th Mar '16 4:20:24 PM ObsidianFire
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* A ''JoseCarioca'' story has Jose assuming he's guaranteed to win a Jose Carioca look-alike contest. He loses to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Speaking of Donald, this occasionally happens in Comicbook/{{Paperinik|NewAdventures}} stories (Paperinik is Donald's SuperHero identity). Being GenreSavvy, he uses this to make his ClarkKenting work.

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* A ''JoseCarioca'' story has Jose assuming he's guaranteed to win a Jose Carioca look-alike contest. He loses to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Speaking of Donald, this occasionally happens in Comicbook/{{Paperinik|NewAdventures}} stories (Paperinik is Donald's SuperHero identity). Being GenreSavvy, smart, he uses this to make his ClarkKenting work.



** In one other occasion, Ginko is searching for Diabolik and Eva, who have committed a heist in the Italian city of Lucca during the local ''city-wide'' convention... And has to deal with ''thousands'' of people dressed in Diabolik's trademark body suit, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy as Diabolik has distributed free suits before committing the heist]]. In the meantime, Diabolik and Eva calmly waltz through the checks because they were wearing ''fattening versions of Diabolik's suit'' (Ginko realizes he's been had only when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a cop asks him if they were giving away Diabolik's car too]]).

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** In one other occasion, Ginko is searching for Diabolik and Eva, who have committed a heist in the Italian city of Lucca during the local ''city-wide'' convention... And has to deal with ''thousands'' of people dressed in Diabolik's trademark body suit, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy as Diabolik has distributed free suits before committing the heist]].heist. In the meantime, Diabolik and Eva calmly waltz through the checks because they were wearing ''fattening versions of Diabolik's suit'' (Ginko realizes he's been had only when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a cop asks him if they were giving away Diabolik's car too]]).



* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', the GenreSavvy wizards decide to disguise themselves ''as wizards'' when they don't want to be seen attending a movie - they twist bits of wire into their beards to make them look like badly-made false beards, for instance. However, the trope is then played straight when they later need to be taken seriously and no-one believes they're real wizards.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', the GenreSavvy wizards decide to disguise themselves ''as wizards'' when they don't want to be seen attending a movie - they twist bits of wire into their beards to make them look like badly-made false beards, for instance. However, the trope is then played straight when they later need to be taken seriously and no-one believes they're real wizards.
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