Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Love Seeing People That Are Look Alikes


I love seeing people that are look alikes of people I know. And the goofier they are, the better. They just need to resemble the person enough that if 10 people were shown the twin, at least 7 would agree. But more importantly, they'd laugh and say, "Oh my God that's mean. But it does look like him. That's the Poor Man's Bob alright".

I used to compile look alike pictures that I'd find in newspapers and magazines and keep them in a photo album called "The Look Alike File". It was lost for five years, then I found it. It was like finding a hundred dollar bill. My favorite was the look alike for my friend Jim. It was Orvil Redenbacher's grandson. Man was he pissed.

The only thing similar to this I've heard of was my friend who said her brother-in-law has been keeping an "Ugly Brides" album for years. I'd love to get my hands on that.

I also like to spot look alike celebrities. The best part about spotting a look alike famous person is the satisfaction I get when I point out the look alike to the person I'm with. But instead of just saying, "Hey, doesn't that guy look like Tom Bosley?", It'll go like this:

Me: I don't think this place looks like Arnold's at all do you? He must be confused.
Person I'm With: What?
Me: Well, somebody better tell him -(pointing to look alike) - because Richie's dad is never gonna find him in here.

If I'm at a bar, I like to say this to my friend right before I get up and leave for the bathroom so that by the time I'm out of site, they're sitting by themselves, giggling like a fool.

25 comments:

Some Guy said...

The only thing is, Zibbs, if Mr C. is at Arnold's, he's probably not there looking for Ritchie. He's probably there looking for Chachi so he can run him over with his DeSoto for knocking up Joanie. Either that or he's looking for the Fonz to get some sex tips for when Mrs. C is feeling frisky. Or he could be looking for Ritchie's long lost brother Chuck. No one knows WHAT the hell happened to THAT guy!

Yeah, I used to watch "Happy Days". What of it?

B.E. Earl said...

I told my sister that her newborn baby daughter kinda looked like Mel Brooks. She laughed, then took a look and got all sad because she actually did look like Mel Brooks.

Hasn't let me live that one down yet.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I don't know if it's on purpose to frustrate us, but your Orville link isn't working. Speaking of, there was a geek in my high school who my friends nicknamed 'Orvie'. Spittin' image of the grandson.

slopmaster said...

Me: I don't think this place looks like Arnold's at all do you? He must be confused.
Person I'm With: What?
Me: Well, somebody better tell him -(pointing to look alike) - because Richie's dad is never gonna find him in here.
lookalike: (punches you in the face)

Cora said...

Funny, I just had a meeting with my daughter's math teacher. Teacher was saying something about how my kid needs to contribute more, blah, blah, blah. I mentioned that the teacher is the spitting image of Jennifer Garner, and she practically melted into a giggling pool of flattered bliss on her chair and let me go without further complaint. Now I'm making a list (and checking it twice) of all the other teachers' look-a-likes just in case I'm ever called into another school meeting. :-)

Cora said...

Oh, the "Ugly Brides" album - his brides or someone elses?

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Good Doctor, you have been ackknowledged in my last post...

Dr Zibbs said...

BE Earl and Slopmaster - Bwhahahaha

Jennifer and Sandi said...

I think Mr. Bosley looks like an Irish Setter

HaPpY HuMp DaY

- Jennifer

JDizzle said...

I hate it when people come up to me and ask me if I'm Giselle Bundchen. That sucks.

H said...

Someone once told me I look like Roseanne Barr. I did punch them in the face.

SkylersDad said...

People tell me I look like Chris Elliott all the time, like that is a big win for me.

SouthernBelle said...

A long time ago, a (now-ex, then new) boyfriend described me to his friends as looking kinda like Sigourney Weaver. It was around the time Alien 3 came out, so they were all going around asking each other "Have you met Mike's new bald chick?"

PS - I have long dark curly hair and pale skin - that's where the resemblance ends, I swear.

Gwen said...

I love this game. Just last weekend I was cahtting up a guy who looks like Denny on Grey's Anatomy. I hoped that by making the comparison we could make out. Didn't happen. Ironically, Denny is now dead to me.

(You'll get it if you watch the show.)

saratogajean said...

I am *way* jealous of your look alike file, and I am starting my own....now.

Merry Christmas to me!

LYDIA said...

lol @ Gwen. Denny IS dead! Not just to you....

J. Hi said...

Who's your celebrity look alike, Zibbs?

People used to say I look like Helena Bonham Carter.

Sausage Mechanic said...

In the late 70's I went out with this chick who thought I looked like Erik Estrada. That kind of pissed me off, because I didn't see the resemblance and I thought Estrada was kind of gay. I swallowed my pride and got lucky. Ah...memories.

sista #2 said...

I am always spotting people who look like people. I must be a people spotter.

peace
#2

andsoiwasthinking said...

I especially love spotting McLovin lookalikes.

My dad is often confused for this guy who looks like him and is the local church minister.
Dad reckons he'll start renting porn dvds at the local rental place and start running up big liquor tabs in the minister's name just to see what happens...
- Kez

words words words said...

My roommate and I used to play this game. We called it "Parade Of Stars". My favorite one ever was "George Jefferson, but only from behind". Of course, here that game takes on a new level because it might actually BE that person.

From what people tell me, my celebrity lookalike is either Jan Michael Vincent (if I don't need a haircut) or Donal Logue (if I do.)

Chris said...

You'd enjoy this blog:

http://totallylookslike.com/

BeckEye said...

My brother and I always play the celebrity lookalike game. We've spotted quite a few really good ones. At the airport today, I saw a guy in line who looked EXACTLY like J. Peterman from "Seinfeld."

Dr Zibbs said...

And so I was thining - Welcome to my blog

Micgar said...

Oh I love to do that too! I am always doing that at the mall or whatever! I tell my wife-hey doesn't that guy look like ______? And usually she'll say What?! He doesn't even look anything like him! Have you ever absentmindedly told someone that they look like someone and that someone isn't so err photogenic and they get mad!? I have. Now I need to make sure that the "person that they look like" is a stud or pretty!