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Third Person Person:
Possibly the earliest television example... in an episode of called "Dennis and the TV Set", Fix-it Man Opie continually does this.
Dennis the Menace In , Shawn, who's been shot and is locked in a trunk, accidentally calls a woman he'd dated once. When she ignores his requests of help and asks him why he never called her back, he said it was because she spoke about herself in the third person.
Seinfeld Used in the episode "The Jimmy", where Elaine accidentally dates a guy who only refers to himself in the third person.
George's exposure to Jimmy causes him to refer to himself in the third person as well. When he realizes he's doing it, he stops, but lets it slip out several times throughout the series at moments when "George is gettin' upset!"
Bob in . Lampshaded (as if it wasn't obvious enough) in one episode: Linda refers to herself in the third person and, when called on it, says, "What? Bob's the only one who's allowed to do it?"
Becker has Hinata, who constantly refers to herself as "Hinata" rather than "I."
Mendol Ikemen Many a series has a Super Sentai Kawaiiko girl who fits this trope.
Todd from sometimes refers to himself as "The Todd". Try Scrubs ALL THE TIME.
: At times, Sam refers to herself as iCarly Mama. Mama knows her fat cakes. Mama came at the right time! and Mama wins!
Denny Crane doesn't often replace "I" with his own name, but he has to announce himself frequently. Denny Crane! Definitely the ego version.
Boston Legal's . Adrian Monk, in the episode where he takes mood control medicine, starts referring to himself as The Monk.
Monk Fez from referred to himself as Fez, but this wasn't his real name. Eventually, his friends asked him to stop it.
That '70s Show Fonzie from ! Eeeeeeeyyyyyyy!
Happy Days Bobby Hobbes of .
The Invisible Man Zathras, Zathras, and Zathras from . Presumably, they're brothers — Zathras and Zathras did the same thing.
Babylon 5 Zathras told you that he and Zathras were brothers. And that Zathras has seven more brothers named Zathras. No one listens to Zathras.
Captain Jack is also a Third-Person Person, though he does give his real name at one point.
Chris Rock's "Terry Armstrong" routine from Bring The Pain.
Exasperated Interviewer: You can't go through life not using the word "I"! Terry Armstrong: Terry Armstrong is missing your point. Exasperated Interviewer: What did you say at your wedding? Terry Armstrong: Terry Armstrong do.
In Season 5 of , Suede referred to Suede quite a bit in third-person. Whether this is charming or profoundly irritating is open to debate.
Project Runway Warlord Shank, the Big Bad from does this... of course, he's arguably Space Cases insane.
On the ship is hijacked by a sentient bomb.
Star Trek: Voyager Tom Paris: When a bomb starts talking about itself in the third person, I get worried.
River on sometimes lapses into this. But not nearly as often as fanfics would have you believe.
Firefly River: She understands. She doesn't comprehend.
Mind you, this example was in reference to Mal yelling at Simon about the gun River mistook for a stick. "Does she understand how dangerous this is?!"
has a detective named Eddie Alvarez who says things like, "Eddie Alvarez works alone."
The Unusuals Original Cindy of .
The Wire Bunk " The Bunk" Moreland occasionally indulges in this.
Omar lives by this trope. Oh indeed.
In the season 2 episode of called "Hurry", George works with a guy named Ted who incessantly refers to himself as "the Ted", "Tedmeister", and "Tedster".
Dead Like Me Season 9 auditions for have introduced an odd character who spouts his nickname, "Skii Bo Ski" (emphasis on the second syllable), much the way American Idol Denny Crane spouts his name. Time will tell if he'll make it long enough for the public to vote on him.
In episode "Duane Barry", the character Duane Barry often refers to himself in the third person.
The X-Files In the Reality Show , Mike Sorrentino violates the first rule of nicknames, Jersey Shore spells his nickname with a the, and uses his nickname to refer to himself in the third person. These three facts tell you everything you need to know about his personality and character.
The character Karl Malone on . "Don't hang up on Karl Malone!"
Crank Yankers "You know, Ghoulardi hates nostalgia. Ghoulardi knows nostalgia ain't what it used to be."
Rich from American does this randomly in Boot Camp. Even gets a Ninja Warrior 2 Lampshade Hanging:
Host: Does Rich always refer to himself in the third person? Rich: Rich does today.
Falling Skies Weaver: Does Dai speak of himself in the third person now? Dai: Dai does!
: Tully, lampshaded later in the episode when George tries on the device and is promptly mocked by his housemates for being so impressionable.
Being Human features the bootlegger George Remus, who Boardwalk Empire constantly refers to himself in the third person. "Remus finds you petty and resentful." This annoys most of the people he deals with, as well as being a source of hilarity, not least when Al Capone can't figure out whether he's talking about himself or another person. And turns into a Crowning Moment of Funny when he's busted, and is trying to insist that his bribes should keep him safe: "Remus has paid! Remus kept receipts!" Truth in Television: The real Remus was known for doing this.
In one of the sketches of , Julius Caesar is instructed to talk about himself in this way. It doesn't work at all.
That Mitchell and Webb Look Chris Keller on
One Tree Hill "Chris Keller feels like Chris Keller's dates sometimes."