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Unclear Description: Poor Mans Substitute get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Sun, 25th Mar '12 4:49:42 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Poor Man's Substitute is trying to be three distinct tropes at once:

  1. A trope for "Actor X is similar enough to Actor Y that s/he can be considered a decent substitute."
  2. Casting changes that seem no different than The Other Darrin.
  3. Producers asking for "I want an actor like X" and actually getting X.

I think a split is in order.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

  1. 3 seems like the correct version for this name. IMO #1 could be split. #2 could be gracefully merged with The Other Darrin.

edited 25th Mar '12 4:51:52 PM by pawsplay

 
 3 Twentington, Sun, 25th Mar '12 4:53:09 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
When I think Poor Man's Substitute I think #1 is the best fitting. #3 is clearly a distinct trope, but I can't think of a better name than "Wanted Someone Like X, Got X".
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

[up] That's more or less my opinion.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
 5 Twentington, Sun, 15th Apr '12 10:23:52 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump. We have a MAJOR problem here and no one's wanting to do anything.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 6 Twentington, Tue, 15th May '12 6:41:20 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Bump again.

Come on, there's gotta be SOMETHING to do here. Let's go!
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

Ecce Homo Superior
I can't say I have any idea for how to fix this trope. In fact, I'm not sure we would lose anything of value by cutting it.
(it's David Bowie)
 8 ccoa, Wed, 16th May '12 5:47:49 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Crowner bolted to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 9 lu 127, Fri, 15th Jun '12 5:31:45 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump for votes.
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 10 lu 127, Wed, 27th Jun '12 6:06:31 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner.
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 11 Twentington, Sat, 30th Jun '12 5:19:05 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Crowner says split. We gonna do anything or what?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 12 Twentington, Thu, 5th Jul '12 10:55:08 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Hello? Anyone here? Let's get to splitting!
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 13 Rose And Heather, Fri, 20th Jul '12 4:04:52 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
I completely agree that #1 and #3 need to be split. But what the heck do we call #3??

Well, we could YKTTW #3, or just post an empty alt-names crowner for it...

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Doesn't Celebrity Resemblance already cover #1?

 16 Twentington, Sat, 25th Aug '12 2:20:17 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
12/0 in a favor of split. Let's get to splitting.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

 17 lu 127, Sat, 15th Dec '12 9:55:18 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.
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 18 lu 127, Tue, 18th Dec '12 11:29:39 PM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Locking due to inactivity.
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