Even "Friends" star David Schwimmer felt the need to provide an alibi, after British police released a CCTV image of a robbery suspect bearing a striking resemblance to the US sitcom's character Ross Geller.
After thousands of the show's fans flooded Blackpool Police with jokes, the actor posted a spoof video re-enacting the alleged crime.
"Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I was in New York," Schwimmer posted, along with footage of him appearing to make a getaway with a crate of beer. "To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation #itwasntme," he added.
"It's not been his day, his month or even his year," one user joked on Blackpool Police's original Facebook post, which quickly went viral once people realized the suspect was a doppelganger for the American star.
"I heard his getaway driver was stuck in 2nd gear," wrote another.
Blackpool Police had previously confirmed that the actor was not in fact under suspicion. "Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date," They wrote. "We're so sorry it has to be this way."