History PaperThinDisguise / WesternAnimation

16th Jun '16 12:26:39 AM Loekman3
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* In ''WesqternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the kids' disguises include Aang wearing a wig and moustache made of Appa-fur and pretending to be an old man, and Sokka and Katara donning a moustache and fake baby-bump respectively and pretending to be Aang's parents. Completely believed every time.

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* In ''WesqternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the kids' disguises include Aang wearing a wig and moustache made of Appa-fur and pretending to be an old man, and Sokka and Katara donning a moustache and fake baby-bump respectively and pretending to be Aang's parents. Completely believed every time.
8th Jun '16 7:32:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Sokka's disguise, Wang Fire, quickly became a MemeticBadass.

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** One of Sokka's disguise, disguises, Wang Fire, quickly became a MemeticBadass.
31st May '16 12:20:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "A Charming Day Off" on ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Prince Charming tries this and fails with a pair of glasses and a bad fake mustache. Goldie and Bear recognize him immediately, rightly call it a bad disguise, and insist he get a better disguise before the King's Men see him. They end up disguising him as a bush.
26th May '16 11:15:58 AM CCIB
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** In "Hit the Diamond", Ruby has to infiltrate [[PlanetOfSteves a small squad of Rubies]]. She does so by walking up to them and pretending - [[BadLiar very badly]] - that she's been there the whole time. It works, primarily because the Ruby Squad are idiots.
*** In the same episode, the Gems disguise themselves as humans... by wearing baseball uniforms and covering their Gems. It works, but only because the people they're trying to fool have no idea what humans look like, and therefore aren't too shaken by "Amy" being purple and "Sophie" being blue.
23rd May '16 2:31:23 PM DivineDeath
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** Deliberately invoked by Sideshow Bob in "Krusty Gets Busted." The Krusty disguise he dons when he robs the Kwik-E-Mart is so uncanny, that he looks like Krusty wearing only a domino mask to hide his identity (badly).



** Deliberately invoked by Sideshow Bob in "Krusty Gets Busted." The Krusty disguise he dons when he robs the Kwik-E-Mart is so uncanny, that he looks like Krusty wearing only a domino mask to hide his identity (badly).
23rd May '16 2:30:51 PM DivineDeath
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** Deliberately invoked by Sideshow Bob in "Krusty Gets Busted." The Krusty disguise he dons when he robs the Kwik-E-Mart is so uncanny, that he looks like Krusty wearing only a domino mask to hide his identity (badly).
20th May '16 11:03:03 AM sparkles38
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* The "Chicken Boo" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' are based almost entirely on essentially parodying this trope. [[CriticalResearchFailure Despite having the word 'chicken' in his name and usually being referred to a chicken]], Boo is a giant rooster that cannot speak and is not anthropomorphic in any way (besides apparently having opposable thumbs), yet when he puts on a wig, a mask, a mustache, or a suit, everyone is fooled into thinking he is one of them. Not just one of them however, but an expert in whatever field he is pretending to be involved in and often with a fully established backstory of some kind. In every segment, there is one guy who isn't fooled by the disguise and who takes on the role of TheCassandra, who tries to convince everyone that he is just a rooster but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is laughed off]] by everyone else until Boo's disguise comes off, at which point he is immediately recognised as not being human, TheCassandra will return to rub it in their faces, and Boo is chased away by an angry mob.

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* The "Chicken Boo" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' are based almost entirely on essentially parodying this trope. [[CriticalResearchFailure Despite having the word 'chicken' in his name and usually being referred to as a giant chicken]], Boo is a giant rooster that cannot speak and is not anthropomorphic in any way (besides apparently having opposable thumbs), yet when he puts on a wig, a mask, a mustache, or a suit, everyone is fooled into thinking he is one of them. Not just one of them however, but an expert in whatever field he is pretending to be involved in and often with a fully established backstory of some kind. In every segment, there is one guy who isn't fooled by the disguise and who takes on the role of TheCassandra, who tries to convince everyone that he is just a rooster but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is laughed off]] by everyone else until Boo's disguise comes off, at which point he is immediately recognised as not being human, TheCassandra will return to rub it in their faces, and Boo is chased away by an angry mob.
20th May '16 11:01:59 AM sparkles38
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* The "Chicken Boo" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' are based almost entirely on essentially parodying this trope. Boo himself is simply a giant chicken that cannot speak and is not anthropomorphic in any way (besides apparently having opposable thumbs), yet when he puts on a wig, a mask, a mustache, or a suit, everyone is fooled into thinking he is one of them. Not just one of them however, but an expert in whatever field he is pretending to be involved in and often with a fully established backstory of some kind. In every segment, there is one guy who isn't fooled by the disguise and who takes on the role of TheCassandra, who tries to convince everyone that he is just a chicken but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is laughed off]] by everyone else until Boo's disguise comes off, at which point he is immediately recognised as not being human, TheCassandra will return to rub it in their faces, and Boo is chased away by an angry mob.

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* The "Chicken Boo" segments of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' are based almost entirely on essentially parodying this trope. [[CriticalResearchFailure Despite having the word 'chicken' in his name and usually being referred to a chicken]], Boo himself is simply a giant chicken rooster that cannot speak and is not anthropomorphic in any way (besides apparently having opposable thumbs), yet when he puts on a wig, a mask, a mustache, or a suit, everyone is fooled into thinking he is one of them. Not just one of them however, but an expert in whatever field he is pretending to be involved in and often with a fully established backstory of some kind. In every segment, there is one guy who isn't fooled by the disguise and who takes on the role of TheCassandra, who tries to convince everyone that he is just a chicken rooster but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is laughed off]] by everyone else until Boo's disguise comes off, at which point he is immediately recognised as not being human, TheCassandra will return to rub it in their faces, and Boo is chased away by an angry mob.
19th May '16 12:21:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''RockosModernLife'' Filbert recalls when he first met Heffer when he began a job giving away free samples at the grocery store. His boss warned him that Heffer was a master of disguise. As a result, the ever paranoid Filbert didn't trust anyone wanting to try the free samples, and yet still kept trusting Heffer, who's disguise consisted of a paper bag with a smiley face painted on it.

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* In ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' Filbert recalls when he first met Heffer when he began a job giving away free samples at the grocery store. His boss warned him that Heffer was a master of disguise. As a result, the ever paranoid Filbert didn't trust anyone wanting to try the free samples, and yet still kept trusting Heffer, who's disguise consisted of a paper bag with a smiley face painted on it.
5th May '16 12:19:16 AM sabrina_diamond
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** Subverted in the episode where Homer gets banned from Moe's Tavern. Somebody who is "obviously" Homer in a bowler hat with a monocle and fake mustache walks into Moe's, speaking in an oddly stilted manner with a British accent. He protests that he's not Homer, but the innocuously named Guy Incognito, but gets beaten up and thrown out anyway. Outside, we see Homer walk past the barely conscious heap of the undisguised patron, then briefly reflect upon the implications of finding a perfect copy of himself. And then on [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a dog with a puffy tail]].

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** Subverted in the episode where Homer gets banned from Moe's Tavern. [[IdenticalStranger Somebody who is "obviously" Homer in a bowler hat with a monocle and fake mustache mustache]] walks into Moe's, speaking in an oddly stilted manner with a British accent. He protests that he's not Homer, but the innocuously named Guy Incognito, but gets beaten up and thrown out anyway. Outside, we see Homer walk past the barely conscious heap of the undisguised patron, then briefly reflect upon the implications of finding a perfect copy of himself. And then on [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a dog with a puffy tail]].
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