History PaperThinDisguise / WesternAnimation

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.
9th Jun '17 6:55:03 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Bumpy, the main character of ''WesternAnimation/BupInTheNight'', occasionally used shoddy disguises.

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* Mr. Bumpy, the main character of ''WesternAnimation/BupInTheNight'', ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'', occasionally used shoddy disguises.
9th Jun '17 6:54:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* Mr. Bumpy, the main character of ''WesternAnimation/BupInTheNight'', occasionally used shoddy disguises.
** "A Penny for Your Thoughts" had Mr. Bumpy at one point try to stop pennies appearing whenever he thinks by diverting their attention with a cardboard cut-out of himself while wearing a cowboy hat and a fake mustache.
** "Love's Labor Bumped" had Bumpy learn that Destructo has a crush on Molly Coddle and decides to mess with him by impersonating Molly. His disguise consists of little more than a cheap wig, a glove mimicking Molly's right arm, and a red and white legging like the one Molly wears on her left leg.
** "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.
29th May '17 6:18:33 AM ngh93
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** In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger). However, [[spoiler: after Pooh delivers Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore a super-bouncer barrel, a bug sprayer, and a mobile home, respectively--or rather, poorly-handmade versions of said items that break apart upon use, the three of them become suspicious and corner "Santa", who insists that he is who he claims to be. But then, Piglet (who is disguised as a reindeer) slips after Pooh cracks the reins and makes his sleigh fall downhill, thus losing Pooh's disguise.]]

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** In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger). However, [[spoiler: after Pooh delivers Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore a super-bouncer barrel, a bug sprayer, and a mobile home, respectively--or rather, poorly-handmade versions of said items that break apart upon use, the three of them become suspicious and corner "Santa", who insists that he is who he claims to be. But then, Piglet (who is disguised as a reindeer) slips after Pooh cracks the reins and makes his sleigh fall downhill, thus losing Pooh's disguise.]]
28th May '17 4:28:19 PM ngh93
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** In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger). However, [[spoiler: after Pooh delivers Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore a super-bouncer barrel, a bug sprayer, and a mobile home, respectively--or rather, poorly-handmade versions of said items that break apart upon use, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore become suspicious and corner "Santa", who insists that he is who he claims to be. But then, Piglet (who is disguised as a reindeer) slips after Pooh cracks the reins and makes his sleigh fall downhill, thus losing Pooh's disguise.]]

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** In **In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger). However, [[spoiler: after Pooh delivers Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore a super-bouncer barrel, a bug sprayer, and a mobile home, respectively--or rather, poorly-handmade versions of said items that break apart upon use, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore the three of them become suspicious and corner "Santa", who insists that he is who he claims to be. But then, Piglet (who is disguised as a reindeer) slips after Pooh cracks the reins and makes his sleigh fall downhill, thus losing Pooh's disguise.]]
28th May '17 4:27:31 PM ngh93
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**In the Christmas special, Pooh dresses up as Santa Claus. Despite his costume only consisting of a fake white beard over his trademark red t-shirt that still exposes his round yellow tummy, it somehow manages to convince all his friends (especially Tigger). However, [[spoiler: after Pooh delivers Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore a super-bouncer barrel, a bug sprayer, and a mobile home, respectively--or rather, poorly-handmade versions of said items that break apart upon use, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore become suspicious and corner "Santa", who insists that he is who he claims to be. But then, Piglet (who is disguised as a reindeer) slips after Pooh cracks the reins and makes his sleigh fall downhill, thus losing Pooh's disguise.]]
8th May '17 1:49:02 PM JamesAustin
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** In another episode, Roy was hosting a game show where the audience had to call in and guess the mystery guest. The guest was Garfield wearing a LoneRanger mask. Orson complained that anybody could clearly see who it was, but nobody got it right, not even Jon.

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** In another episode, Roy was hosting a game show where the audience had to call in and guess the mystery guest. The guest was Garfield wearing a LoneRanger [[Radio/TheLoneRanger Lone Ranger]] mask. Orson complained that anybody could clearly see who it was, but nobody got it right, not even Jon.
8th May '17 6:13:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' episode "School Newspaper" had Principal Madman try to get back at Robot Jones for taking embarrassing photographs of him for the school newspaper by turning the public against him, which he did by photographing himself doing bad things disguised as Robot. Madman's Robot Jones disguise consisted of a cheap mask and a gray bodysuit, yet everyone at Polyneux Middle School is deceived in spite of Madman being an obese adult and his bodysuit lacking such details as Robot's "clothes".
29th Apr '17 9:11:06 PM ultimomant
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** [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower His sister was pretty much the same.]] She-Ra's only real difference from Alura was a change of clothing that didn't hide her face at all, and seeing as Alura was an ActionGirl in her own right who used to ''work'' for Hordak before her HeelFaceTurn (as a moderately high-ranking officer, no less), you got the idea that the Horde was kind of dumb.

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** [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower His sister was pretty much the same.]] She-Ra's only real difference from Alura Adora was longer hair and a change of clothing that didn't hide her face at all, and seeing as Alura was an ActionGirl in her own right who used to ''work'' for Hordak before her HeelFaceTurn (as a moderately high-ranking officer, no less), you got the idea that the Horde was kind of dumb.
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