Fans of the "Ocean's" franchise will undoubtedly recall that in "Ocean's Twelve," Tess decides to pull off a con where she pretends to be Julia Roberts. It's a little wink to the audience, since Tess is being played by Julia Roberts herself.
This sort of thing happens on TV from time to time, as well. It's not uncommon for shows to comment on the physical similarities between an actor on the show and another famous celebrity. Here are some popular sitcoms that feature some very funny jokes about celebrity doppelgangers.
"Psych"A long-running joke on "Psych" is the fact that Gus, played by Dulé Hill, looks a lot like Deon Richmond -- who played Bud on "The Cosby Show." Shawn even jokingly introduced Gus as "Deon Richmond" in one episode, much to the disgust of Gus. In another episode ("Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast"), Gus is actually mistaken for Bud twice by other characters.
There's even a whole episode in the show's third season called "Contemporary Impressionists," where the study group moonlights as celebrity impersonators at a party. Shirley becomes an Oprah look-alike, Annie becomes Judy Garland, and Troy and Britta both dress as Michael Jackson. Troy is the early-career MJ, while Britta is late-career, post-rhinoplasty MJ. French Stewart guest stars as Vinnie, a French Stewart impersonator.
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