Created By: shokoshu on August 12, 2013

Celeb Who?

Parody/Shout Out/Take That of a celeb you never heard of...and probably don't even want to.

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A viewer reaction. There are A celebs, B celebs...and Z celebs. Of course, you'd NEVER would set your remote to a white trash channel where they use to appear, don't you? Unfortunately, they have a tendency to sneak in through the back door. Two random examples: Criss Angel on "Ugly Americans". If not, by dumb chance, his show ran directly after "Ugly Americans" on German VIVA, this troper wouldn't even have known it was a Take That. Snookie on "South Park". Had to google. Better hadn't. Now runs too directly after "Ugly Americans". Might be a fluke.

In any case, you either don't recognize the Take That or ask "Who???".
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • August 12, 2013
    covered with Complaining About Shows You Dont Like?

    Couldn't be done anyway, as someone out there will invariably heard of everyone. Pretty much everyone has heard of Snooki, even if they have no idea who she is - myself included: I get her and Nicki Minaj mixed up.

    If you do continue it needs a much better write-up and only examples which are generally agreed to be someone supposedly famous that barely anyone's ever heard of, so much so that they've almost become famous as That Guy, or specific examples, i.e. people from a certain place will never have heard of, usually Brits and Yanks to the other.

    Por ejemplo: Americans are unlikely to have heard of Jake Bugg (is this a red link? Probably.), Brits of... I'm British, I can't think of one.

    That would be an actual trope, there; National Celebrity Dissonance or something, where people from one nation have not heard of another's celebrities. When the 'famous person' is American, it's hard to have not at least heard their name, but totally possible. Americans, though, have more than enough of their own D-Listers to care about anywhere else's.
  • August 12, 2013
    This sounds a lot like Appeal To Obscurity...maybe "compare" and the audience reaction version of it?

    Ummm...not sure if this is trope worthy to be honest.
  • August 12, 2013
    I think this is covered by Pop Cultural Osmosis Failure.
  • August 13, 2013
    This description is nothing but complaining.
  • August 13, 2013
    This doesn't sound like a trope to me.