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You Might Remember Me from...
"I'm Troy McClure! You may remember me from such automated information kiosks as "Welcome to Springfield Airport", and "Where's Nordstrom?". While you're enjoying our hall of wonders, your car will be unfortunately be subject to repeated break-ins... "

When an actor with a popular role in the past has a resurgence doing something else.

Similar to Hey, It's That Guy!, only this is when someone was famous before, and not just a character actor.

Named for The Simpsons' Troy McClure, who used to be a character actor, and then did educational films, infomercials, etc. He would introduce himself with "Hi, I'm Troy McClure! You might remember me from such films as Aliens Steal Cable! and The Adjectival Superhero." (The names of the two films were usually relevant to what he was in at the moment.)

Compare Retroactive Recognition, where the actor's previous roles weren't nearly as popular as their current one.


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You Look FamiliarRecognition TropesYour Costume Needs Work
Writing by the Seat of Your PantsTrivia    
You Look FamiliarCharacters and CastingYounger and Hipper

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