History PaperThinDisguise / WesternAnimation

18th Sep '17 7:39:20 AM CCIB
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** In the second episode, [[AmbiguousRobots Shannon disguises herself as a human to mess around with K.O. Said disguise consists of an off-kilter wig and horribly applied lipstick. Though to be fair, K.O. was only first meeting her, so he'd have no reason to be suspicious of her to begin with.
10th Sep '17 11:21:07 AM nombretomado
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** Another episode which parodied ''BarneyAndFriends'' saw a gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex (who dodged extinction by being sealed in a cave) emerging in contemporary times and trying to take over the world through television. He did this by painting himself bright pink and hosting an extremely juvenile children's show that hypnotized everyone who watched it. For some reason, the paint makes people miss the fact that this is an extremely deadly dinosaur, so Garfield has to save the day.

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** Another episode which parodied ''BarneyAndFriends'' ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' saw a gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex (who dodged extinction by being sealed in a cave) emerging in contemporary times and trying to take over the world through television. He did this by painting himself bright pink and hosting an extremely juvenile children's show that hypnotized everyone who watched it. For some reason, the paint makes people miss the fact that this is an extremely deadly dinosaur, so Garfield has to save the day.
6th Sep '17 1:02:22 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes,'' K.O. (a short human boy) forgets his name tag and borrows one from Rad (a muscular, adult, [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue-skinned]] alien), and Enid jokingly puts two straws in his hair to imitate Rad's antennae. From that point on, everybody else believes that K.O. is Rad. Even Rad [[IdiotPlot somehow forgets that he lent K.O. the tag and can no longer recognize him]], believing him to be some random identity thief.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes,'' the ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' episode "You Are Rad", K.O. (a short human boy) forgets his name tag and borrows one from Rad (a muscular, adult, [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue-skinned]] alien), and Enid jokingly puts two straws in his hair to imitate Rad's antennae. From that point on, everybody else believes that K.O. is Rad. Even Rad [[IdiotPlot somehow forgets that he lent K.O. the tag and can no longer recognize him]], believing him to be some random identity thief.
13th Aug '17 11:01:07 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ToddWorld'', this played with in "Super Sophie." Todd creates a superhero outfit for Sophie that is a reasonable disguise - most notably covering up her hair-stalks that she uses to fly that are her most recognizable feature and an obvious dead giveaway. Despite this, her general appearance is still enough that everyone, especially Stella, eventually pieces it together, especially since the voice she uses really isn't all that dissimilar from her normal voice.
8th Aug '17 4:25:36 PM JoeMerl
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** Played with when Cartman disguises himself as AWESOM-O the robot. Butters's relatives have no trouble figuring out that he's just a kid in a cardboard costume, but everyone else is convinced that he's a genuine robot, up to and including the ''military''.

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** Played with when Cartman disguises himself as AWESOM-O the robot. The other boys and Butters's relatives have no trouble figuring out that he's just a kid in a cardboard costume, but everyone else is convinced that he's a genuine robot, up to and including the ''military''.



** Played for very dark laughs in "Good Times With Weapons". When the boys accidentally [[EyeScream throw a ninja star into Butter's left eye,]] they put him in a crummy dog disguise meant to fool an old, half-blind veterinarian. However, when Butters wanders to a hospital, the doctor and nurse who find him are convinced that he's a real dog and send him to an animal shelter. The workers there are fooled too, to the point that they ''try to put him down''.

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** Played for very dark laughs in "Good Times With Weapons". Weapons." When the boys accidentally [[EyeScream throw a ninja star into Butter's left eye,]] they put him in a crummy dog disguise meant to fool an old, half-blind veterinarian. However, when Butters wanders to a hospital, the doctor and nurse who find him are convinced that he's a real dog and send him to an animal shelter. The workers there are fooled too, to the point that they ''try to put him down''.



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' utilises the "brilliant" disguise of a wig and contact lenses, leaving his three-digit hands, green skin and lack of ears and nose exposed, a fact that only Dib recognises, while his robot henchman's disguise is a bright green dog suit with obvious zipper and stichings. Glimpses of other Invaders shows their disguises as equally pathetic, so it isn't just him. The trope is averted with Tak, who is shown to be a supremely competent Invader the moment it is [[TheReveal revealed]] that her disguise is actually effective.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' utilises the "brilliant" disguise of a wig and contact lenses, leaving his three-digit hands, green skin and lack of ears and nose exposed, a fact that only Dib recognises, while his robot henchman's disguise is a bright green dog suit with obvious zipper and stichings. Glimpses of other Invaders shows their disguises as equally pathetic, so it isn't just him. The trope is averted with Tak, who is shown to be a supremely competent Invader the moment it is [[TheReveal revealed]] that [[EstablishingCharacterMoment proves her disguise is actually effective.competence]] by using a realistic holographic disguise.



** Then there were the 2 mantis-like aliens from "Abducted" whose costumes consisted of aprons with human bodies printed on them and paper mache masks on elastic strings. Even Zim isn't fooled.

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** Then there were the 2 mantis-like aliens from "Abducted" whose costumes consisted of aprons with human bodies printed on them and paper mache paper-mache masks on elastic strings. Even Zim isn't fooled.
8th Aug '17 4:06:48 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes,'' K.O. (a short human boy) forgets his name tag and borrows one from Rad (a muscular, adult, [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue-skinned]] alien), and Enid jokingly puts two straws in his hair to imitate Rad's antennae. From that point on, everybody else believes that K.O. is Rad. Even Rad [[IdiotPlot somehow forgets that he lent K.O. the tag and can no longer recognize him]], believing him to be some random identity thief.
27th Jul '17 12:20:36 PM MsCC93
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Well, it ''is'' [[TheDitz SpongeBob]], so this isn't remotely surprising.-] ]]

28th Jun '17 6:20:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' episode "Chris Messin' August" had a bratty kid named Chris Mess try to ruin Christmas for everyone by [[BadSanta impersonating Santa Claus]] and convincing all the children that they now had to be naughty if they wanted presents. Somehow, nobody notices that he's clearly a child, he isn't wearing his fake beard properly, or that he has [[ObviouslyEvil a burglar's eyemask]].
25th Jun '17 1:11:21 PM Nulono
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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. However, the flimsiest of disguises will cause everyone [[TheCassandra except one person]] will treat him as an expert in whatever field he's chosen to enter, be it acting (a French-style mustache), karate (a white uniform and headband), or even the ''Confederate Army'' (a gray hat). The single individual who realizes the truth [[OnlySaneMan desperately tries to point out]] how painfully obvious the disguise is, but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer everyone else]] will simply laugh or take that individual to be speaking metaphorically. When Boo's rooster mannerisms inevitably come out (such as trying to eat a grasshopper or being upset by the sight of fried chicken), he panics and loses the disguise, which suddenly makes everyone realize his true identity and form an angry mob to chase him off, while the Cassandra returns to gloat ("I TOLD YOU THAT GUY WAS A CHICKEN!").

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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. However, the flimsiest of disguises will cause everyone [[TheCassandra except one person]] will to treat him as an expert in whatever field he's chosen to enter, be it acting (a French-style mustache), karate (a white uniform and headband), or even the ''Confederate Army'' (a gray hat). The single individual who realizes the truth [[OnlySaneMan desperately tries to point out]] how painfully obvious the disguise is, but [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer everyone else]] will simply laugh or take that individual to be speaking metaphorically. When Boo's rooster mannerisms inevitably come out (such as trying to eat a grasshopper or being upset by the sight of fried chicken), he panics and loses the disguise, which suddenly makes everyone realize his true identity and form an angry mob to chase him off, while the Cassandra returns to gloat ("I TOLD YOU THAT GUY WAS A CHICKEN!").
10th Jun '17 8:25:27 AM CaptainTedium
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** "Not a Leg to Stand On" had Mr. Bumpy get in trouble when Molly Coddle thought he stole her feet, unaware that his intention was to give her new shoes. He attempts to lie low by disguising himself as Squishington's Cousin Bela, which had him wear a hat and a fake blue nose.

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** "Not a Leg to Stand On" had Mr. Bumpy get in trouble when Molly Coddle thought he stole her feet, unaware that his intention was to give her new shoes. He attempts to lie low by disguising himself as Squishington's Cousin Bela, which had him wear a hat feathered hat, fake eyebrows, a fake mustache, and a fake blue nose.
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