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Today's challenge

Can you think of a movie or TV show where the (non-related IRL) actors playing immediate family members actually LOOKED like they could really be related?

by Anonymousreply 7205/19/2013

"Frasier," of course.

by Anonymousreply 105/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 205/08/2013

"Rhoda" wins hands down.

It's hard for me to believe that Julie Kavner, and Valerie Harper aren't really Nancy Walker's daughters.

by Anonymousreply 305/08/2013

The Lannisters from "Game of Thrones".

by Anonymousreply 405/08/2013

Blythe Danner and Teri Polo in Meet the Parents

by Anonymousreply 505/08/2013

Only a guest shot, but casting Jenny Slate as Jean-Ralphio's sister on "Parks and Recreation" was pretty inspired...since Idina Menzel was too old for the part.

by Anonymousreply 605/08/2013

Idina Menzel and Lea Michelle on Glee

by Anonymousreply 705/08/2013

Lies and Misdemeanors - Jerry Orbach and Martin Landau

by Anonymousreply 805/08/2013

Francis Conroy and Lauren Ambrose - Six Feet Under

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison - Once Upon a Time.

by Anonymousreply 905/08/2013

Hee Haw

by Anonymousreply 1005/08/2013

Without a doubt, Ned Beatty and John Goodman as father and son on Roseanne!

by Anonymousreply 1105/08/2013

Alex Karras and Emmanuel Lewis from Webster.

by Anonymousreply 1205/08/2013

What does ILR mean?

by Anonymousreply 1305/08/2013

Robert DeNiro and Lillo Brancato, Jr. in "A Bronx Tale."

by Anonymousreply 1405/08/2013

I always thought the family on Mr. Belvedere looked like they could be related.

by Anonymousreply 1505/08/2013

Winona Ryder, Cher and Christina Ricci in Mermaids.

Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 1605/08/2013

For God's sake, did none of you ever see the Waltons?

by Anonymousreply 1705/08/2013

Robert Altman's "A Wedding"

by Anonymousreply 1805/09/2013

R13 The Interagency Language Roundtable, Rose.

How's life with dyslexia?

by Anonymousreply 1905/09/2013

Julia Roberts & Kyra Sedgewick as sisters in "Something To Talk About"

by Anonymousreply 2005/09/2013

Peter Krause and Lauren Graham on Parenthood.

by Anonymousreply 2105/09/2013

R13, I'm assuming you meant IRL, and it means "in real life."

by Anonymousreply 2205/09/2013

The dad from Modern Family and his dad. (Ty Burrell?)

by Anonymousreply 2305/09/2013

Sophia and Dorothy on The Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 2405/09/2013

Charlotte Rampling as Judy Davis's mother in The Eye of the Storm. They had to age Charlotte up a bit but the 'familial likeness' was uncanny.

by Anonymousreply 2505/09/2013

Is that Dorothy before she got grey and started wearing knee length cardigans, R24?

by Anonymousreply 2605/09/2013

Jonathan Jackson, who played Michelle Pfeiffer's troubled son in 'The Deep End Of The Ocean'

Even her other 'recovered' pudgy son looked like her as well

by Anonymousreply 2705/09/2013

I don't know if they really look alike or if it was the haircuts - or the type of characters they usually tend to play (hot, somewhat likeable princesses) - but I thought it was very clever to nab Christina Applegate and Reese Whitherspoon to play Jennifer Aniston's sisters in 'Friends.'

by Anonymousreply 2805/09/2013

The Addams Family

by Anonymousreply 2905/09/2013

Zach Braff and Tom Cavanagh on Scrubs.

by Anonymousreply 3005/09/2013

Sharon Lawrence as Sasha Alexander's mother on "Rizzoli & Isles"

by Anonymousreply 3105/09/2013

The cast of The Donna Reed Show.

by Anonymousreply 3205/09/2013

R21 - Peter and Lauren do not look alike. Lauren and Mae Whitman (who plays Lauren's daughter) look alike.

by Anonymousreply 3305/09/2013

Jon King and J.W. King in "Brothers Should Do It."

by Anonymousreply 3405/09/2013

Carrington Garland and Marcy Walker on Santa Barbara as Kelly and Eden.

by Anonymousreply 3505/09/2013

That last one's pretty funny. Perhaps more in the spirit OP intended, how about Elizabeth Montgomery and Erin Murphy on "Bewitched"? They even have the same initials!

by Anonymousreply 3605/09/2013

Phil and Grant Mitchell on Eastenders.

by Anonymousreply 3705/09/2013

DJ really looked like he could have been Roseanne and John Goodman's son. The other two looked totally adopted.

From different hemispheres.

And forget about Roseanne's lateral or ascending family. Again, different continents.

by Anonymousreply 3805/09/2013

Mike Brady and his 3 sons.

by Anonymousreply 3905/18/2013

The parents/parent equivalents and children in The Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, and Family Affair, all looked like they could be related to each other.

by Anonymousreply 4005/18/2013

i thought jacki weaver and bradley cooper had a similar quality in silver linings playbook. why havent we ever seen helen hunt together with leelee sobieski or uma thurman with sarah polley?

by Anonymousreply 4105/18/2013

Mary-LouiseParker and the kid who played her one armed son in Fried Green Tomatoes.

by Anonymousreply 4205/18/2013

Jennifer Garner & Victor Garber

by Anonymousreply 4305/18/2013

Jensen and Jared, Dean and Sam Winchester.

by Anonymousreply 4405/18/2013

Robert Downey Jr and Winona Ryder as siblings in 1969

by Anonymousreply 4505/18/2013

mary mcdonnell as mother of gyllenhaals in 'donnie darko'

by Anonymousreply 4605/18/2013

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

by Anonymousreply 4705/18/2013

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel

by Anonymousreply 4805/18/2013

Charlie Sheen & Emilio Estevez

by Anonymousreply 4905/18/2013

Barbara O'Neil (Ellen O'Hara) and Ann Rutherford (Carreen) in GONE WITH THE WIND

by Anonymousreply 5005/18/2013

fairuza balk and ione skye in gas, food, lodging

by Anonymousreply 5105/18/2013

Teri Garr and Lisa Kudrow

by Anonymousreply 5205/18/2013

Lauren Graham and a pig would look related but not any of the actresses who have played her daughter

by Anonymousreply 5305/18/2013

sondra locke and surrogate sister/lover ratboy in ratboy

by Anonymousreply 5405/18/2013

None of the Cosby kids.

by Anonymousreply 5505/18/2013

Kim Richards & Ike Eisenmann in those Witch Mountain movies.

by Anonymousreply 5605/18/2013

precious and that bucket of fried chicken in precious

by Anonymousreply 5705/18/2013

I always thought young Heather Tom looked like the daughter of Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden.

by Anonymousreply 5805/18/2013

The Chase family in My So Called Life. Especially the kid who wasn't Claire Danes.

by Anonymousreply 5905/18/2013

tina yothers and michael j. fox, starr jones reynolds and al reynolds, a piece of shit with eyes and fantasia barrino

by Anonymousreply 6005/19/2013

Angie Harmon and Jordan Bridges as siblings on Rizzoli and Isles.

by Anonymousreply 6105/19/2013

Spoiler alert!







Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr. were perfectly cast in "The Office" finale as Erin's (Ellie Kemper) birth parents.

by Anonymousreply 6205/19/2013

I don't think it's necessary to do a spoiler alert on something that has already aired. DVR/Tivo people be damned

by Anonymousreply 6305/19/2013

On Golden Pond

by Anonymousreply 6405/19/2013

Jennifer Connelly and Lily Collins as mother/daughter in their new indie movie. Forget its title.

by Anonymousreply 6505/19/2013

The casts of The Cosby Show and Sister, Sister

by Anonymousreply 6605/19/2013

What's the movie were Jena Malone played Mary Louise Parker's daughter? Was that "Saved"?

by Anonymousreply 6705/19/2013

Not a relative but the same person side bar:

I was always amazed at how spot on the actress who played young Dorothy in Golden Girls always was with her posture gestures, voice tone, inflections, and mannerisms.

by Anonymousreply 6805/19/2013

R67 - Yes. Good casting choice.

by Anonymousreply 6905/19/2013

[R68} the actress who played young Dorothy was/is Lyn Greene who later became a successful television producer

by Anonymousreply 7005/19/2013

MLP and Jena Malone did not have the same mannerisms at all in Saved and they look absolutely nothing alike.

Sarah Polley and the CGI monster with the side set eyes that played her daughter in Splice.

Peggy Lipton and Mischa Barton as mother and daughter in Skipped Parts.

Ray Wise and Grace Zabriskie as Sheryl Lee's parents in Twin Peaks/Fire Walk With Me.

David Morse and Rory Culkin as father and son in Down In The Valley.

Lily Tomlin and Lili Taylor as mother and daughter in Short Cuts.

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmaybe as mother and son in Savage Grace.

by Anonymousreply 7105/19/2013

When they cast the BRADY BUNCH, the child actors were cast first. Sherwood Schwartz had four sets of child actors cast. One set was blond boys, another set brunet boys, one set blonde girls and the last set brunette girls. Schwartz wanted a brunet father/blonde mother or a blond father/brunette mother combination. One he cast Robert Reed and Joyce Bullifant (who was replaced later by Florence Henderson), Schwartz knew which child actors he was going to use.

Another story; Mary Tyler Moore auditioned for the role of Danny Thomas' daughter on MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY. He told her that with her nose, no one would believe that she was his daughter. He did remember her when it came time to cast the Dick Van Dyke Show.

by Anonymousreply 7205/19/2013
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