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The Changeling

Reality show with Doppelgangers
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In this reality show, contestants are matched with other contestants who closely resemble them. The families and workplace of the contestants are told that the contestant will be on a reality show, thus explaining the cameras.

The contestants coach each other in secret. Then on the day of the show, they swap places. Each must fake his way through the life and work of the other for as long as possible. Whoever can keep everyone faked out the longest is the winner!

bungston, Sep 01 2005

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       "You look taller".   

       "Oh, I had my knees done"
normzone, Sep 01 2005
  

       They could always swap reality shows. Going directly from Survivor to Idol could be interesting.
RayfordSteele, Sep 01 2005
  

       But, I've never been so broke that I couldn't...join a reality TV show?   

       See me change.
daseva, Sep 01 2005
  

       YEAH! [daseva]!!!
Zimmy, Sep 01 2005
  

       "Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel
And they sent us along as a surrogate band
We're gonna find out where you fans really stand."
Zimmy, Sep 02 2005
  

       DOCTOR HES GOING INTO CARDIAC ARREST!!....doctor? (Contestant) "ummmm.. clear?"
Kcsolutions123, Sep 03 2005
  

       There must have been a DOOR(s rock) there in the wall, when I came in...
daseva, Sep 03 2005
  

       [bungston] My twins have tried this on my wife & I already. The personality differences give them away quite quickly. If not for that, we know about the different freckles.   

       They're getting good enough at it to make me consider the laser eye surgery, though, as I sometimes mistake one for the other early in the morning or late at night (when I'm not at one with the glasses).
Zimmy, Sep 03 2005
  

       breath in... and hold.   

       I am "my glasses"... hold that thought. try to imagine the center of your mind.   

       Breath out. Imagine your children in full understanding of your motives as you do so. See them happy in your breath.   

       repeat until tired of life. Call me in the morning.
daseva, Sep 03 2005
  

       Do the same thing, exept the co-workers/families will be in on it and pretend like they are completely oblivious. Early on some sort of clue will indicate to the contestant that the person they are replacing actually looks nothing like them (maybe an "employee of the month" plaque with a picture). the contestant will still try to uphold the lie, all while bewildered as to why he hasnt been discovered yet.
IcarusByNight, Sep 03 2005
  

       [daseva] I just set forth the beginnings of a beautiful spice(herb) garden. I'll not have them tire me of life just yet.
Zimmy, Sep 05 2005
  

       Halfbakery version: swap accounts with another user and see how long it takes people to figure out who you both are.   

       P.S. This wasn't my idea - [wagster] persuaded me to do it.
wagster, Sep 05 2005
  
      
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