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15th Sep '17 10:41:50 PM jamespolk
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* When Don Juan [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated returns from supposedly being dead]] in ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan]], he looks up Antonita, the last pretty lady he kissed before his "death". Antonita insists that the real Don Juan was taller and had blue eyes.

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* When Don Juan [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated returns from supposedly being dead]] in ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan]], ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfDonJuan'', he looks up Antonita, the last pretty lady he kissed before his "death". Antonita insists that the real Don Juan was taller and had blue eyes.
11th Sep '17 9:06:31 PM WildeOscar
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* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' Halloween fanfic "Imps" there is a RunningGag when people keep thinking Cuddy's Creator/MarleneDietrich costume is meant to be a different blonde movie star (Creator/MarilynMonroe or Creator/MaeWest, for example).
8th Sep '17 1:04:16 PM TheBigBopper
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* In ''Film/OceansTwelve'', this occurs with Tess, the role played by Julia Roberts, who [[CelebrityParadox attempts to pass as Julia Roberts]] in order to gain entrance to a specific part of a museum but is found out, by another celebrity.
8th Sep '17 1:00:07 PM TheBigBopper
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It helps that impersonations are usually not judged on how much they look and act like the real celebrity ''in general'', but how faithfully they can recreate a [[SmallReferencePools small number of recorded performances]] that are all the onlookers know about how the celebrity ''should'' look and sound. Those same recordings are available for the impersonator to practice on again and again, whereas for the real Elvis the recording that made it to vinyl was only one out of hundreds of performances, practice takes and so forth he's ever done. Many of the small details in the canonical recording that the impersonators lovingly reproduce would be unimportant accidents to the real guy, or at best just one point on an entire scale of ways he can perform.

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It helps that impersonations are usually not judged on how much they look and act like the real celebrity ''in general'', but how faithfully they can recreate a [[SmallReferencePools small number of recorded performances]] that are all the onlookers know about how the celebrity ''should'' look and sound. Those same recordings are available for the impersonator to practice on again and again, whereas for the real Elvis the recording that made it to vinyl was [[ButForMeItWasTuesday only one out of hundreds of performances, practice takes and so forth he's ever done.done]]. Many of the small details in the canonical recording that the impersonators lovingly reproduce would be unimportant accidents to the real guy, or at best just one point on an entire scale of ways he can perform.
28th Aug '17 10:01:31 PM PatPayne
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-->''Not one person stopped me. One person said "not bad". Another said "too tall".''

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-->''Not one person stopped me. One person said "not bad". Another said "too tall".'' [[note]][[FridgeLogic In the comics, Wolverine IS canonically only slightly taller than Kitty Pryde...]][[/note]]
24th Aug '17 6:08:29 PM eroock
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* At the "Ransome jerk-alike contest" in ''Videogame/ThimbleweedPark'', nobody believes that Ransome is the actual Ransome the *BEEP*ing insult Clown. Ransome comes in third place (out of 3), no matter what you try.
23rd Aug '17 12:24:22 PM cordychase
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* Invoked in the first ''Literature/InCryptid'' book by the Fish and Strips, the club where Verity waits tables. Nearly everyone who works there is a cryptid, but the bar's shtick is [[CuteMonsterGirl cute monster girls]] and they all wear obviously fake costume pieces, which makes their very real nonhuman attributes seem just as fake.
13th Aug '17 5:24:48 AM gophergiggles
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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.
31st Jul '17 8:06:02 AM LentilSandEater
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** Aang tries to get his group free passage on the ferry to Ba Sing Se. The woman taking tickets doesn't find his Avatar costume any more believable than those in the nearby group of impersonators. [[FridgeLogic For some reason]], he never considered just airbending to prove who he was instead.

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** Aang tries to get his group free passage on the ferry to Ba Sing Se. The woman taking tickets doesn't find his Avatar costume any more believable than those in the nearby group of impersonators. [[FridgeLogic For some reason]], reason, he never considered just airbending to prove who he was instead.
31st Jul '17 7:57:27 AM LentilSandEater
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* In something of a subversion, Welsh singer Charlotte Church's short-lived (and awful) TV show included one sequence in which she went undercover as a Charlotte Church lookalike. Her disguise? Deliberately singing horribly. The judges were shocked at her uncanny resemblance to the, er, real Charlotte.

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* In something of a subversion, Invoked in Welsh singer Charlotte Church's short-lived (and awful) TV show included one sequence in which she went undercover as a Charlotte Church lookalike. Her disguise? Deliberately singing horribly. The judges were shocked at her uncanny resemblance to the, er, real Charlotte.
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