History PaperThinDisguise / LiveActionTV

12th Apr '18 7:34:33 PM PaulA
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* Invoked totally in ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' with Creator/GerardDepardieu, where the disguises of the Count often involve no more than a larger nose than Gérard's normal one.

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* Invoked totally in ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' ''Series/{{The Count of Monte Cristo|1998}}'' with Creator/GerardDepardieu, where the disguises of the Count often involve no more than a larger nose than Gérard's normal one.
4th Apr '18 8:59:36 AM progkinghughes
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** Unlike in the books, where the orphans rarely figure out their disguises, Olaf's henchmen also fall into this. For example, in "The Reptile Room" the Hook-Handed Man puts on a pair of obvious prosthetic hands over his hooks. Mr. Poe is, of course, oblivious.
3rd Mar '18 5:02:12 AM ironballs16
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* While MadTV's [[HughMann Smith Comma John]] looks completely human, his disguise is rendered paper thin [[SuspiciouislySpecificDenial by his loudly announcing to anyone that will listen that he's not an alien]]. For example, he can use a 3-way light bulb, and sit near a dog. Could an alien do that? Apparently not.

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* While MadTV's [[HughMann Smith Comma John]] looks completely human, his disguise is rendered paper thin [[SuspiciouislySpecificDenial [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial by his loudly announcing to anyone that will listen that he's not an alien]]. For example, he can use a 3-way light bulb, and sit near a dog. Could an alien do that? Apparently not.
3rd Mar '18 5:01:45 AM ironballs16
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* While MadTV's Smith Comma John looks completely human, his disguise is rendered paper thin by his loudly announcing to anyone that will listen that he's not an alien. For example, he can use a 3-way light bulb, and sit near a dog. Could an alien do that? Apparently not.

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* While MadTV's [[HughMann Smith Comma John John]] looks completely human, his disguise is rendered paper thin [[SuspiciouislySpecificDenial by his loudly announcing to anyone that will listen that he's not an alien.alien]]. For example, he can use a 3-way light bulb, and sit near a dog. Could an alien do that? Apparently not.
2nd Mar '18 3:57:54 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Raven has frequently disguised herself, sometimes even as old men, despite sounding nothing like a man but really a teenage girl speaking in a deep voice.

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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Raven has frequently disguised herself, sometimes even as old men, despite sounding looking nothing like a man but really man, and sounding exactly as a teenage girl girl, albeit speaking in a false deep voice.
2nd Mar '18 3:47:57 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Raven has frequently disguised herself, sometimes even as old men, despite sounding nothing like a man but really a teenage girl speaking in a deep voice.
19th Feb '18 1:48:50 PM MikeW
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** Earlier, Alex is thrown when girlfriend Maggie relates she's figured out Supergirl is Kara due to how Alex is so worried for her.

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** Earlier, In season 1, Kara needs Lucy's help to free a friend from jail. At her apartment, Kara pulls off her glasses and opens her shirt to reveal her uniform under it. After an initial shock, Lucy openly asks how she could possibly not see it before.
** In fact, Kara's entire "disguise" is nicely mocked in season 2 as
Alex is thrown when girlfriend Maggie relates she's figured out Supergirl is Kara due to how Alex is so worried for her.
19th Feb '18 1:28:04 PM MikeW
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-->'''Alex''': I know, I keep saying the same thing, it's ridiculous.

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-->'''Alex''': I know, I keep saying the same thing, always said that too, it's kind of ridiculous.



* Played for laughs on ''Saved By the Bell: The New Class''. Realizing too late that they don't have dates for the big school dance, Katie and Maria both get Eric to go along with them. He wears an idiotic wig as he pretends to be his "cousin". This comes up in the middle of the dance as the wig is knocked off. Maria and Katie put on a show of being "shocked" that Eric is pretending to be his own cousin "just so he could date the two of us!" Eric just walks off, yelling to never do this to him again or at least get a better wig as everyone laughs.

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* Played for laughs on ''Saved By the Bell: The New Class''. Realizing too late that they don't have dates for the big school dance, Katie and Maria both get Eric to go along with them. He wears an idiotic wig as he pretends to be his "cousin"."cousin" with one girl and then himself with another. From the looks he gets from other students, it's obvious no one is buying this at all. This comes up in the middle of the dance as the wig is knocked off. Maria and Katie put on a show of being "shocked" that Eric is pretending to be his own cousin "just so he could date the two of us!" Eric just walks off, yelling to never do this to him again or at least get a better wig as everyone laughs.
19th Feb '18 12:34:48 PM MikeW
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* Subverted on ''Series/BlackLightning''. At first, it seems odd that Jefferson Pierce isn't recognized as his "disguise" as Lightning is basically a pair of goggles. That comes up when he's confronted by best friend, cop Billy and even his own daughters when he rescues them. However, it's stated by characters that something about Lightning's electrical aura "makes it hurt to look at him directly" which allows him to get away with it.
19th Feb '18 11:35:34 AM MikeW
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** Earlier, Alex is thrown when girlfriend Maggie relates she's figured out Supergirl is Kara due to how Alex is so worried for her.
-->'''Maggie''': Plus, the glasses really don't help.
-->'''Alex''': I know, I keep saying the same thing, it's ridiculous.
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