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** Done again in "The Slumber Party". [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs must sneak into Pearl's slumber party to make sure she's not destroying the house. The scene then cuts to a girl who's obviously [=SpongeBob=] knocking on the door and trying to get into the party. Her name is "Girly Teengirl" and she just moved in from "Farawayville". Pearl quickly decides that she is Spongebob, Pearl's friends throw tomatoes at her, and she runs away, shouting, "I'm ''so'' moving back to Farawayville!" Then Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] pull up in a pizza truck, scratching their heads on who the see the doppelgänger girl was. [=SpongeBob=] then proceeds to play this trope straight by wearing a fake mustache; this disguise holds for a few seconds until the mustache flies away.

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** Done again in "The Slumber Party". [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs must sneak into Pearl's slumber party to make sure she's not destroying the house. The scene then cuts to a girl who's obviously [=SpongeBob=] knocking on the door and trying to get into the party. Her name is "Girly Teengirl" and she just moved in from "Farawayville". Pearl quickly decides that she is Spongebob, Pearl's friends throw tomatoes at her, and she runs away, shouting, "I'm ''so'' moving back to Farawayville!" Then Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] pull up in a pizza truck, scratching their heads on who the see the doppelgänger girl was. [=SpongeBob=] then proceeds to play this trope straight by wearing a fake mustache; this disguise holds for a few seconds until the mustache flies away.


** In "Helga's Locket", Helga accidentally loses her precious Arnold locket--which she's just had engraved with a signed message declaring her love--and Grandpa finds it, prompting her to attempt various schemes to get it back before he and Arnold and can open it. At one point, she disguises herself in a black trenchcoat, derby, glasses, and fake mustache and calls herself "Bernard Flotsam," a rich antique art collector. This somehow manages to fool Grandpa despite several near misses, such as a pigtail poking out from beneath the hat or her voice slipping back into its normal register. When she does manage to snatch the locket and run off (only to lose it again), Grandpa, who's finally wised up, screams "AND YOU FORGOT YOUR MUSTACHE!"

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** In "Helga's Locket", Helga accidentally loses her precious Arnold locket--which she's just had engraved with a signed message declaring her love--and Grandpa finds it, prompting her to attempt various schemes to get it back before he and Arnold and can open it. At one point, she disguises herself in a black trenchcoat, derby, glasses, and fake mustache and calls herself "Bernard Flotsam," a rich antique art collector. This somehow manages to fool Grandpa despite several near misses, such misses (such as a pigtail poking out from beneath the hat or her voice slipping back into its normal register. register). When she does manage to snatch the locket and run off make a break for it, (only to lose it again), Grandpa, who's finally wised up, again when Grandpa trips her with the rug. As Helga retreats, Grandpa screams "AND YOU FORGOT YOUR MUSTACHE!"MUSTACHE!"

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** The episode "Haw-Haw Land" has Mr. Burns try to convince people that nuclear power is safe and reliable by having Smithers disguise himself as a scientist and have him claim to have seen no problems with it. Smithers' scientist disguise consists of nothing more than a lab coat, a monocle, and a fake mustache.


* 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]] 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!").

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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]] 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!").


** Double subverted in "The Beauty of Kootie". Kootie Pie's realistic human disguise fools Mario, despite her Cheatsy forgetting to remove her tail.

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** Double subverted in "The Beauty of Kootie". Kootie Pie's realistic human disguise fools Mario, despite her Cheatsy forgetting to remove her tail.


*** Or, from a Fridge Horror perspective, an angry teenage boy with a giant burn scar who lives homeless with an elderly uncle actually ''is'' a common sight. Song [[CommonalityConnection shows him her own burned leg,]] and Jet (initially) trusts Zuko simply because Zuko "didn't get that scar from a ''water''bender."

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*** Or, from a Fridge Horror perspective, an angry teenage boy with a giant burn scar who lives homeless with an elderly uncle actually ''is'' a common sight. After all, Song [[CommonalityConnection shows him her own burned leg,]] and Jet (initially) trusts Zuko simply because Zuko "didn't get that scar from a ''water''bender."


*** Or, from a Fridge Horror perspective, an angry teenage boy with a giant burn scar on his face living homeless with an elderly uncle could actually be pretty common.

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*** Or, from a Fridge Horror perspective, an angry teenage boy with a giant burn scar on his face living who lives homeless with an elderly uncle could actually be pretty common.''is'' a common sight. Song [[CommonalityConnection shows him her own burned leg,]] and Jet (initially) trusts Zuko simply because Zuko "didn't get that scar from a ''water''bender."


* "Around the Berry Big World" from the 2003/2007 version of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' has the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak in a paper-thin disguise as a ship captain, offering to take Strawberry Shortcake and Peppermint Fizz home to Strawberryland, but actually out to sabotage them.

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* 2003/2007 version of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake''
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"Around the Berry Big World" from the 2003/2007 version of ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' has the Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak in a paper-thin disguise as a ship captain, offering to take Strawberry Shortcake and Peppermint Fizz home to Strawberryland, but actually out to sabotage them.them.
** Played with in "Down on the Farm." Strawberry Shortcake, Pupcake and Custard disguise themselves as sheep and hide themselves among the sheep of Caramel Corn's farm in order to discover who's been stealing her animals. Caramel Corn finds their disguises less than convincing, but Strawberry says that by the time it's dark they won't notice anything. When the Purple Pie Man and Sour Grapes come to take the sheep, Sour Grapes asks if they should take the "funny looking" ones as well. Pie Man, being a jerk, says that he doesn't care what they look like.


** Done again in "The Slumber Party". [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs must sneak into Pearl's slumber party to make sure she's not destroying the house. The scene then cuts to a girl who's obviously [=SpongeBob=] knocking on the door and trying to get into the party. Her name is "Girly Teengirl" and she just moved in from "Farawayville". Pearl quickly decides that she is Spongebob, Pearl's friends throw tomatoes at her, and she runs away, shouting, "I'm ''so'' moving back to Farawayville!" Then Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] pull up in a pizza truck, and [=SpongeBob=] sees the girl and comments on her looks. [=SpongeBob=] proceeds to play this trope straight by wearing a fake mustache; this disguise holds for a few seconds until the mustache flies away.

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** Done again in "The Slumber Party". [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs must sneak into Pearl's slumber party to make sure she's not destroying the house. The scene then cuts to a girl who's obviously [=SpongeBob=] knocking on the door and trying to get into the party. Her name is "Girly Teengirl" and she just moved in from "Farawayville". Pearl quickly decides that she is Spongebob, Pearl's friends throw tomatoes at her, and she runs away, shouting, "I'm ''so'' moving back to Farawayville!" Then Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] pull up in a pizza truck, and scratching their heads on who the see the doppelgänger girl was. [=SpongeBob=] sees the girl and comments on her looks. [=SpongeBob=] then proceeds to play this trope straight by wearing a fake mustache; this disguise holds for a few seconds until the mustache flies away.

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** Season 5 has Officer Meow-Meow Fuzzyface dress as a drug buyer to make a sting. Read "drug buyer" as "riding a scooter, wearing a hat saying 'Teen', and having his uniform on ''under'' the outfit."

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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E16FriendshipUniversity Friendship University]]" has Twilight Sparkle infiltrating a rival friendship school in a "costume" that consists of a sticky note over her cutie mark and an eyepatch. No effort is made whatsoever to obscure the fact that she's an alicorn, of which only five exist in the whole country.
*** Rarity's disguise of a backwards baseball cap, messy mane, and casual attire isn't much better.

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** And ''then'' there are the seemingly dozens or hundreds of robots whose altmodes are presumably very convincing but replicate vehicles that do not exist on Earth. On the bright side, it confirms that Cybertron has a thriving vehicle design industry to provide all of the Cybertronian planes, cars, motorcycles, drill-tanks and whatnot that assorted second- and third-tier Autobots and Decepticons turn into.
** Justified in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': the point of the disguises was to provide protection from environmental conditions, not to actually permit stealth. As a result, it wasn't a huge issue when Megatron got a new Transmetal toy; he was already running around as a bright purple Tyrannosaurus in a world where those had been extinct for sixty million years, so making part of it metallic wasn't going to make it any more conspicuous than the Barney the Dinosaur look already was. (And in any case, the only enemies with the equipment to fight him were the Maximals, who already knew how he dressed.)

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-->'''Human Rayla''': Greetings, fellow humans, human fellas. I sure do like hanging out with other humans, and talking about things like money, and starting wars.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Rayla's "Human Rayla" disguise is just her wearing a cloak over her horns and elf ears, saying stereotypically human things in a hillbilly accent, and sometimes wearing gloves to hide her four fingers. She does nothing to hide her lavender skin, facial markings, or elf armor.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'' would often have Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy fool their enemies with obvious disguises.
** ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' episode "Scooby in Kwackyland" had Bogel and Weerd attempt to deceive Vincent Van Ghoul by respectively disguising themselves as Daphne and Shaggy. Vincent buys it even though he notices "Daphne" putting on weight and "Shaggy" sounding different.

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