History PaperThinDisguise / WesternAnimation

22nd Mar '17 7:55:22 AM Mineboot45
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** In "Curse of the Flying Hellfish", Mr. Burns, Smithers, and an Assassin they hired dress up as Marge, Bart, and Homer respectively in order to infiltrate the nursing home and kill Grampa. Grampa sees through the deception... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because his family never visits him]].

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** In "Curse of the Flying Hellfish", Mr. Burns, Smithers, and an Assassin assassin they hired dress up as Marge, Bart, and Homer respectively in order to infiltrate the nursing home and kill Grampa. Grampa sees through the deception... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint because his family never visits him]].
7th Mar '17 5:40:35 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter is at the supermarket and partakes in a free sample, saying that it was quite good. Afterwards, a man identical to Peter wearing a [[MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] disguise takes a sample, then another Peter with a thin mustache and oriental haircut (plus a horrible Japanese accent). The employee informs him that he doesn't have to disguise himself to get free samples. Suddenly, Groucho Marx Peter and the actual Peter walk up behind him and ask if they can have another free sample.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter is at the supermarket and partakes in a free sample, saying that it was quite good. Afterwards, a man identical to Peter wearing a [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] disguise takes a sample, then another Peter with a thin mustache and oriental haircut (plus a horrible Japanese accent). The employee informs him that he doesn't have to disguise himself to get free samples. Suddenly, Groucho Marx Peter and the actual Peter walk up behind him and ask if they can have another free sample.
6th Mar '17 12:16:36 PM jccw227
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** In the movie, ''WesternAnimation/AbraCatastrophe'', Timmy is able to fool Crocker with a pair of [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Glasses]]. Possibly justified seeing that they were [[AWizardDidIt magic.]]
-->'''Crocker:''' Who are you?
-->'''Timmy:''' Uh... one of comedy's most beloved entertainers?
-->'''Crocker:''' Ok... [[Film/TheThreeStooges Shemp.]]
4th Mar '17 5:47:22 PM JJHIL325
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'', Pablo self-proclaimed himself as "Le Master of Disguise" (which just happened to be the [[TitleDrop episode's title]]), and he couldn't be recognized by any of the other characters, [[spoiler:most especially when he dressed up in the costume Austin was wearing at the episode, mustache and all (though Pablo's was over his beak), and the others couldn't tell them from each other, even if Austin and Pablo ''looked nothing alike'']].

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'', Pablo self-proclaimed himself as "Le Master of Disguise" (which just happened to be the [[TitleDrop episode's title]]), and he couldn't be recognized by any of the other characters, [[spoiler:most especially when he dressed up in the costume Austin was wearing at the episode, mustache and all (though Pablo's was over his beak), and the others couldn't tell them from each other, even if Austin (a purple kangaroo) and Pablo (a blue penguin) ''looked nothing alike'']].
1st Mar '17 7:28:11 PM Mineboot45
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1st Mar '17 6:41:23 PM Mineboot45
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** Played humorously straight in "Imitation Krabs." Plankton builds a robot doppelganger of Mr. Krabs that's obviously a robot, complete with [[RoboSpeak monotone robot voice]] and exhaust pipe. It fools everyone, especially [=SpongeBob=].
*** Actually, Squidward wasn't fooled by Plankton's disguise. He just decided to play along because "Imitation Krabs" told him he could take the rest of the day off.
** Also played for laughs in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler". The Tattletale Strangler uses only a fake mustache as a disguise (one shot even sees a receipt from the "Phony Baloney Mustache Company" on the ground near him) and it fools [=SpongeBob=] completely, to the point where he still buys it even after the Strangler rips off the mustache and reveals himself out of frustration.

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** Played humorously straight in "Imitation Krabs." Plankton builds a robot doppelganger of Mr. Krabs that's obviously a robot, complete with [[RoboSpeak monotone robot voice]] and exhaust pipe. It fools everyone, especially [=SpongeBob=].
*** Actually, Squidward wasn't fooled by Plankton's disguise. He just decided to play
everyone (especially [=SpongeBob=]) except Squidward, who only went along with it because "Imitation Krabs" told Robot Krabs gave him he could take the rest of the day off.
** Also played for laughs in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler". The Tattletale Strangler uses only a fake mustache as a disguise (one shot even sees a receipt from the "Phony Baloney Mustache Company" Emporium" on the ground near him) and it fools [=SpongeBob=] completely, to the point where he still buys it even after the Strangler rips off the mustache and reveals himself out of frustration.
22nd Feb '17 11:04:55 AM Gravidef
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** Also played for laughs in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler". The Tattletale Strangler uses only a fake mustache as a disguise (one shot even shows that the price tag is still attached to it) and it fools [=SpongeBob=] completely, to the point where he still buys it even after the Strangler rips off the mustache and reveals himself out of frustration.

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** Also played for laughs in "[=SpongeBob=] Meets the Strangler". The Tattletale Strangler uses only a fake mustache as a disguise (one shot even shows that sees a receipt from the price tag is still attached to it) "Phony Baloney Mustache Company" on the ground near him) and it fools [=SpongeBob=] completely, to the point where he still buys it even after the Strangler rips off the mustache and reveals himself out of frustration.


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** In "F.U.N.," Plankton makes off with a Krabby Patty, then ducks into a magic shop, buys a pair of Groucho glasses and a mustache, and places them on the patty itself. Spongebob, who's been pursuing Plankton, asks the strange "man" if he's seen the villain. As is the case with the Tattletale Strangler, Plankton eventually removes the disguise himself when Spongebob's inane babbling drives him crazy.


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** In "Passion Patties," the spies are sent to investigate why people are getting strangely hooked on the titular cookies, which are being sold by a local Girl Scout {{Expy}}. Jerry thus decides to send them in as scouts themselves...despite them being ''fully grown teenagers.'' The head of their troop is slightly suspicious, but eventually lets it go.
** In another episode, the villainous Dr. Gelee returns to kidnap his nemesis Clover--a short-haired blonde with blue eyes, pinkish skin, and a smooth voice--during a ski trip. [[ContrivedCoincidence By some amazing coincidence]], the school's AlphaBitch Mandy--a girl with long black hair, purple eyes, pale skin, and a grating voice--just so happens to have a new winter outfit that's identical to Clover's red spy jumpsuit. Naturally, Dr. Gelee grabs Mandy instead of Clover, ''just because she was wearing the red outfit.'' This might lead viewers to believe that the girls would be immune from any villain ever recognizing them if they didn't wear their spy gear.
22nd Feb '17 10:45:14 AM Gravidef
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** In "Helga's Locket," Helga accidentally loses her precious Arnold locket--which she's just had engraved with a signed message declaring her love--and Grandpa finding it, prompting her to attempt various schemes to recover it before he and Arnold and can open it. At one point, she disguises herself in a black trenchcoat, derby, glasses, and fake mustache and calls herself "Bernard Flotsam," a rich antique art collector. This somehow manages to fool Grandpa despite several near misses, such as a pigtail poking out from beneath the hat or her voice slipping back into its normal register. When she does manage to snatch the locket and run off (only to lose it again), Grandpa, who's finally wised up, screams "AND YOU FORGOT YOUR MUSTACHE!"

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** In "Helga's Locket," Helga accidentally loses her precious Arnold locket--which she's just had engraved with a signed message declaring her love--and Grandpa finding finds it, prompting her to attempt various schemes to recover get it back before he and Arnold and can open it. At one point, she disguises herself in a black trenchcoat, derby, glasses, and fake mustache and calls herself "Bernard Flotsam," a rich antique art collector. This somehow manages to fool Grandpa despite several near misses, such as a pigtail poking out from beneath the hat or her voice slipping back into its normal register. When she does manage to snatch the locket and run off (only to lose it again), Grandpa, who's finally wised up, screams "AND YOU FORGOT YOUR MUSTACHE!"
21st Feb '17 6:39:43 PM tropower
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** Happens once more in "Send In The Clowns", where Mario and the cave people don't realize the clowns in Bowser's circus are actually Rexes until one of their noses falls off.

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** Happens once more in "Send In The Clowns", Clowns" (an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld''), where Mario and the cave people don't realize the clowns in Bowser's circus are actually Rexes until one of their noses falls off.



** In "Rock TV," King Koopa sells televisions to the people of Dome City (plus Mario and Luigi) with the intention of hypnotizing them. He disguises himself as "Robby Rockwell" by putting on an obviously fake human head (there are bolts visible on it) and badly-fitting suit which does nothing to disguise his green, reptilian hands. Despite dealing with Koopa dozens of times, they fail to recognize him.

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** In "Rock TV," TV," King Koopa sells televisions to the people of Dome City (plus Mario and Luigi) with the intention of hypnotizing them. He disguises himself as "Robby Rockwell" by putting on an obviously fake human head (there are bolts visible on it) and badly-fitting suit which does nothing to disguise his green, reptilian hands. Despite dealing with Koopa dozens of times, they fail to recognize him.
14th Feb '17 4:43:54 PM StFan
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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' when our "hero" successfully disguises himself as the deceased mayor of Old Town by wearing his skin and using his severed leg stumps as stilts. Nobody except Grandpa notices this, even Mr. Pickles makes no attempt to act less dog-like. At one point the Deputy Mayor notices something is wrong with her superior, but only bothers to straighten his tie.

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' when our "hero" successfully disguises himself as the deceased mayor of Old Town by wearing his skin and using his severed leg stumps as stilts. Nobody except Grandpa notices this, even Mr. Pickles makes no attempt to act less dog-like. At one point the Deputy Mayor notices something is wrong with her superior, but only bothers to straighten his tie.
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