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6th Feb '18 9:36:28 AM MetaFour
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* In ''[[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Mostly Harmless]]'', Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect meet [[ElvisHasLeftThePlanet Elvis Presley]] in a [[GreasySpoon greasy-spoon diner]] on another planet. Prefect recognizes him and gives The King a hefty tip to perform "Love Me Tender" on karaoke. Arthur doesn't recognize him, and thinks The King's performance is mediocre. "Hefty" might be a bit of an understatement. When Arthur asks how much, Ford says that it would buy, roughly, Switzerland.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Mostly Harmless]]'', Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect meet [[ElvisHasLeftThePlanet Elvis Presley]] in a [[GreasySpoon greasy-spoon diner]] on another planet. Prefect recognizes him and gives The King a hefty tip tip[[note]]Prefect says it's enough to buy, roughly, Switzerland[[/note]] to perform "Love Me Tender" on karaoke. Arthur doesn't recognize him, and thinks The King's performance is mediocre. "Hefty" might be a bit of an understatement. When Arthur asks how much, Ford says that it would buy, roughly, Switzerland.
4th Feb '18 9:44:22 AM Mickoonsley19
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* Ross of ''WebOriginal/GameGrumps'' and ''WebOriginal/SteamTrain'' claims to have once been asked to to an Australian accent for a cartoon, only for people to pan his "unrealistic and shit accent". Though to their credit, Ross also acknowledges that while he was born and raised in Australia until he was 24, he has an "international" accent now from living in the United States.

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* Ross of ''WebOriginal/GameGrumps'' ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' and ''WebOriginal/SteamTrain'' ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'' claims to have once been asked to to an Australian accent for a cartoon, only for people to pan his "unrealistic and shit accent". Though to their credit, Ross also acknowledges that while he was born and raised in Australia until he was 24, he has an "international" accent now from living in the United States.
16th Jan '18 2:24:01 PM margdean56
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This trope covers any scenario where a character is: a celebrity, a SuperHero with a SecretIdentity, a magical, non-human creature, or something to that effect. Said character gets mistaken as [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself someone posing as (or performing something created by) himself]], and furthermore, criticized or laughed at for his lame impersonation and costume.

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This trope covers any scenario where a character is: a celebrity, a SuperHero with a SecretIdentity, a magical, non-human creature, or something to that effect. Said character gets mistaken as for [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself someone posing as (or performing something created by) himself]], and furthermore, criticized or laughed at for his lame impersonation and costume.
12th Jan '18 2:31:39 AM Cryoclaste
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* Happened twice to [[SailorMoon Minako Aino]] in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'':

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* Happened twice to [[SailorMoon [[Franchise/SailorMoon Minako Aino]] in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'':
6th Jan '18 10:04:44 PM MasterN
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Picture this: Elvis really is NotQuiteDead after all. He decides to surprise the world by showing up at one of those Elvis-impersonator conventions in full iconic Elvis regalia. What does he hear when he shows up? His outfit is the poorest recreation anyone has ever seen, his accent sounds totally fake, his hair style is all wrong, and he's much too tall. Nice try, newbie, but you would never pass as the real Elvis.

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Picture this: Elvis really is NotQuiteDead after all. He decides to surprise the world by showing up at one of those Elvis-impersonator conventions in full iconic Elvis regalia. What does he hear when he shows up? His outfit is the poorest recreation anyone has ever seen, his accent sounds totally fake, his hair style is all wrong, and he's much too tall. [[{{Irony}} Nice try, newbie, but you would never pass as the real Elvis.
Elvis]].
3rd Dec '17 1:07:09 PM Kadorhal
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'', where at one point B.J. infiltrates a casting call to play the role of "Terror Billy"... that is, himself. He [[BadBadActing flubs an initial line-reading]], causing [[spoiler:Hitler]] to comment that he could learn much from another actor who nails the reading. Then comes time for a mock battle with a fully-armored guard, and the first actor [[MinorInjuryOverreaction panics over a light nosebleed]] after taking a small smack to the face, and he's laughed off (and [[ComedicSociopathy also shot]])... and then B.J. steps in and straight-up murders the guard, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill emptying his own gun into him, smashing his corpse repeatedly with it]], then throwing it at the glass and threatening to do the same to every other Nazi in the world. [[AllPartOfTheShow They eat it up]], with [[spoiler:Hitler]] specifically praising him for being so attuned to the psychotic urges of "Terror Billy", and he gets the part.



-->'''Bakura:''' What?
-->'''Marik:''' I mean, I don't want to critized, but it looks like your mother made that for you!
-->'''Bakura:''' This ''isn't'' a costume, Marik. It's ''my clothes''.

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-->'''Bakura:''' What?
-->'''Marik:'''
What?\\
'''Marik:'''
I mean, I don't want to critized, but it looks like your mother made that for you!
-->'''Bakura:'''
you!\\
'''Bakura:'''
This ''isn't'' a costume, Marik. It's ''my clothes''.



--> '''Mike:''' ''(normal voice)'' Hello?
--> '''Radio Guy on Phone:''' Hello there! Is this Mr. Harry S. Plinkett?
--> '''Jay:''' ''(softly)'' Oh, pretend to be Plinkett.
--> '''Mike:''' ''([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Plinkett voice]])'' Yeah, this's [[PunnyName Harry-ass Plinkett]], who is this?
--> '''Jay:''' That is the worst Plinkett impression I've ever heard! [[InJoke He's gonna think you're a fake]]!
--> '''Mike:''' ''(whispering)'' Shut up!

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--> '''Mike:''' -->'''Mike:''' ''(normal voice)'' Hello?
-->
Hello?\\
'''Radio Guy on Phone:''' Hello there! Is this Mr. Harry S. Plinkett?
-->
Plinkett?\\
'''Jay:''' ''(softly)'' Oh, pretend to be Plinkett.
-->
Plinkett.\\
'''Mike:''' ''([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Plinkett voice]])'' Yeah, this's [[PunnyName Harry-ass Plinkett]], who is this?
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this?\\
'''Jay:''' That is the worst Plinkett impression I've ever heard! [[InJoke He's gonna think you're a fake]]!
-->
fake]]!\\
'''Mike:''' ''(whispering)'' Shut up!
17th Nov '17 4:08:49 PM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': At the start of "Once Upon A Timeslip," the narrator identifies Penfold as "bronze medal winner in the Penfold lookalike competition."
17th Nov '17 4:42:14 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "Misery" has the boys at a museum to see their wax statue lookalikes. As a prank, John and Paul replace their wax figures with themselves in the same pose. A young lady and an elderly lady approach it:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "Misery" has the boys at a museum to see their wax statue lookalikes. As a prank, John and Paul replace their wax figures with themselves in the same pose. A young lady and an elderly lady approach it:the exhibit:



'''Elderly lady:''' But whatever happened to Paul and John? They look like death warmed over!\\

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'''Elderly lady:''' But whatever happened to Paul and John? They look like death warmed over!\\over! (''John and Paul take on non-plussed looks on their faces'')\\
16th Nov '17 4:02:19 PM Ccook1956
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-->'''Young lady:''' It's amazing, ain't? You'd swear that Ringo and George were alive.\\

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-->'''Young lady:''' It's amazing, ain't? ain't it? You'd swear that Ringo and George were alive.\\
16th Nov '17 3:59:52 PM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "Misery" as the boys at a museum to see their wax statue lookalikes. As a prank, John and Paul replace their wax figures with themselves in the same pose. A young lady and an elderly lady approach it:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "Misery" as has the boys at a museum to see their wax statue lookalikes. As a prank, John and Paul replace their wax figures with themselves in the same pose. A young lady and an elderly lady approach it:
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