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23rd Apr '17 2:54:49 PM Fireblood
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** The Creator/VinDiesel movie ''Find Me Guilty'' featured a dwarf lawyer, played by Dinklage, who was largely treated as just another character, his height hardly even being commented upon. This was primarily because the movie was almost entirely based on real events, and he was portraying a real lawyer who just happened to be a dwarf.

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** The Creator/VinDiesel movie ''Find Me Guilty'' featured a dwarf lawyer, played by Dinklage, who was largely treated as just another character, his height hardly even being commented upon. This was primarily because the movie was almost entirely based on real events, and he was portraying a real lawyer who just happened to be a dwarf. It only becomes noticeable when he stands on a platform for addressing the jury at head height (for them).
15th Apr '17 2:11:18 PM thecarolinabull01
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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. And Jeffrey Tambor's character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. For some reason, however, this doesn't apply if you're also black, even if you're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy. Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle rather than male pattern baldness than white people are, and this trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.

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{{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s like ComicBook/LexLuthor, losers like [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} George Costanza]], and let's not even start about Nazi skinheads. And Jeffrey Tambor's character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''. For some reason, however, this doesn't apply if you're also black, even if you're not a BaldBlackLeaderGuy.BaldBlackLeaderGuy (unless you're LetsPlay/BlastphamousHD). Perhaps this is because blacks are seen as much more likely to shave their heads as an intentional hairstyle rather than male pattern baldness than white people are, and this trope only seems to apply if you've actually lost the ability to grow hair. See also BaldOfEvil. Typically averted by BaldOfAwesome.
9th Apr '17 7:02:29 AM theNerdytimes
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9th Apr '17 7:00:49 AM theNerdytimes
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* ''ComicBook/LetsKillAllTheBelgiansAChildsGuideToGenocide''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, although in a subversion the comic is rather a mockery of [[EagleLand American jingoism]] and the author specifically picked Belgians as the "target" because he couldn't think of a more harmless group for the characters to be racist against.

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1st Apr '17 3:09:19 PM Markeer
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* A character in ''Film/TheCommitments'' explains that it is appropriate for an Irish band to play Soul Music, because the Irish are "the niggers of Europe".

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* A character in ''Film/TheCommitments'' explains that it is appropriate for an Irish band to play Soul Music, because the Irish are "the niggers Blacks of Europe".
15th Mar '17 11:43:50 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Enterprise: The First Adventure'', [=McCoy=] tells a high-ranking Klingon that mint juleps will put hair on your chest. The Klingon recoils, deeply disturbed by the notion, contributing to an ongoing diplomatic incident.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''Franchise/{{Star Trek|ExpandedUniverse}}'' novel ''Enterprise: The First Adventure'', [=McCoy=] tells a high-ranking Klingon that mint juleps will put hair on your chest. The Klingon recoils, deeply disturbed by the notion, contributing to an ongoing diplomatic incident.
15th Mar '17 2:10:46 PM Doug86
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* In an early Franchise/StarTrek novel, [=McCoy=] tells a high-ranking Klingon that mint juleps will put hair on your chest. The Klingon recoils, deeply disturbed by the notion, contributing to an ongoing diplomatic incident.

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* In an early Franchise/StarTrek novel, the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Enterprise: The First Adventure'', [=McCoy=] tells a high-ranking Klingon that mint juleps will put hair on your chest. The Klingon recoils, deeply disturbed by the notion, contributing to an ongoing diplomatic incident.
1st Mar '17 11:33:42 AM Savini24
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** But they accept the Irish in the end, subverting the joke.
28th Feb '17 11:31:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' nonstop, it takes every single Irish stereotype and turn it UpToEleven. Creator/SethMcFarlane is Irish American himself, so this is a humorous SelfDeprecation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' nonstop, it takes every single Irish stereotype and turn it UpToEleven. Creator/SethMcFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane is Irish American himself, so this is a humorous SelfDeprecation.



* Shakira's song ''Gypsy'', but only in the English version with lyrics like "I might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit me." The original Spanish version ''Gitana'' just paints Roma as being friendly and free-spirited people.
* Cher's "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves".

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* Shakira's Music/{{Shakira}}'s song ''Gypsy'', but only in the English version with lyrics like "I might steal your clothes and wear them if they fit me." The original Spanish version ''Gitana'' just paints Roma as being friendly and free-spirited people.
* Cher's Music/{{Cher}}'s "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves".



* The decidedly Scottish Amy Pond occasionally got some good-natured ribbing on ''Series/DoctorWho'', notably for her temper. Occasionally she'd bring it up herself; in "The Asylum of the Daleks", when Oswin suggested that her growing anger might be a side-effect of her being infected with Dalek nanogenes, she answered, "Well, somebody hasn't been to Scotland."

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* The decidedly Scottish Amy Pond occasionally got some good-natured ribbing on ''Series/DoctorWho'', notably for her temper. Occasionally she'd bring it up herself; in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks", Daleks]]", when Oswin suggested that her growing anger might be a side-effect of her being infected with Dalek nanogenes, she answered, "Well, somebody hasn't been to Scotland."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' had ''Carbombya'', an obvious jab at Libya. Lebanese voice actor Casey Kasem left the show at that point, finding it in unimaginably poor taste. That's why Cliffjumper has no lines afterward.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' had ''Carbombya'', an obvious jab at Libya. Lebanese voice actor Casey Kasem Creator/CaseyKasem left the show at that point, finding it in unimaginably poor taste. That's why Cliffjumper has no lines afterward.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', there's a deconstruction of this. Moe dated a Little Person named Maya that he met on the Web. He was so nervous about dating someone that was "different" (and thus offending her), that he ended up always making asinine comments about her height. [[spoiler: Eventually, his comments about her height caused the demise of their relationship.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS20E16EenyTeenyMayaMoe Eeny Teeny Maya Moe]]", there's a deconstruction of this. Moe dated a Little Person named Maya that he met on the Web. He was so nervous about dating someone that was "different" (and thus offending her), that he ended up always making asinine comments about her height. [[spoiler: Eventually, his comments about her height caused the demise of their relationship.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': One episode revolves around a motivational speaker who is also a little person, who immediatly becomes a target of constant ridicule by Cartman. Rather than having him rise above it, which was basically what his entire character was based on, he ends up eventually succumbing to Cartmans taunts and challenges him to a fight, a fight he loses at that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': One episode revolves around a motivational speaker who is also a little person, who immediatly immediately becomes a target of constant ridicule by Cartman. Rather than having him rise above it, which was basically what his entire character was based on, he ends up eventually succumbing to Cartmans taunts and challenges him to a fight, a fight he loses at that.



* RealLife Example: Creator/Stephen Merchant, known for collaborating with Creator/RickyGervais on ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'' and ''Series/{{Extras}}'' finds it quite unfair that being tall is apparently considered some kind of achievement and that jokes at the expense of the very tall like himself are perfectly okay while jokes about dwarfs and fat people are frowned upon nowadays. He has gone over the drawbacks to being so tall many times in the past.
** Which may be partially responsible for one of the most cringingly hilarious moments in the Merchant-written ''Series/{{Extras}}'', when Merchant's character Darren Lamb meets noted little person actor Warwick Davis and squeals, "Oh, look! A midget!" He later asks Davis, "Can I fit in your house?"

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* RealLife Example: Creator/Stephen Merchant, Creator/StephenMerchant, known for collaborating with Creator/RickyGervais on ''Series/{{The Office|UK}}'' ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''Series/{{Extras}}'' finds it quite unfair that being tall is apparently considered some kind of achievement and that jokes at the expense of the very tall like himself are perfectly okay while jokes about dwarfs and fat people are frowned upon nowadays. He has gone over the drawbacks to being so tall many times in the past.
** Which may be partially responsible for one of the most cringingly hilarious moments in the Merchant-written ''Series/{{Extras}}'', when Merchant's character Darren Lamb meets noted little person actor Warwick Davis Creator/WarwickDavis and squeals, "Oh, look! A midget!" He later asks Davis, "Can I fit in your house?"



** In one of the "Treehouse of Horror" specials, while on the hunt for attacking billboard statues, Cheif Wiggum shoots down a tall man who appeared to be the captain of a basketball team. When called out on this, he says that he was turning into a monster anyway.

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** In one "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E6TreehouseOfHorrorVI Treehouse of the "Treehouse of Horror" specials, Horror VI]]", while on the hunt for attacking billboard statues, Cheif Chief Wiggum shoots down a tall man who appeared to be the captain of a basketball team. When called out on this, he says that he was turning into a monster anyway.



* Chris Rock's film ''Good Hair'' examines how Afro-textured hair is negatively portrayed in the media, and how many women with it use damaging hair relaxers and products to straighten it.

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* Chris Rock's Creator/ChrisRock's film ''Good Hair'' examines how Afro-textured hair is negatively portrayed in the media, and how many women with it use damaging hair relaxers and products to straighten it.



* Eric Idle plays a stutterer in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', who in a later scene is apparently just fooling everyone, for we see him have a casual conversation with a jailer.
* Michael Palin played a comical stutterer in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', which proved mildly controversial. But he could silence the criticism as his own father was a stutterer, thus he knew how to accurately portray the condition.

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* Eric Idle Creator/EricIdle plays a stutterer in ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', who in a later scene is apparently just fooling everyone, for we see him have a casual conversation with a jailer.
* Michael Palin Creator/MichaelPalin played a comical stutterer in ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', which proved mildly controversial. But he could silence the criticism as his own father was a stutterer, thus he knew how to accurately portray the condition.



* Tara in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was mocked only by the evil-doer for her stutter."

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* Tara in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was mocked only by the evil-doer for her stutter."
29th Jan '17 6:36:52 PM jjeffrey01
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* Creator/AdamCarolla has joked that burglars in home invasion alarm commercials are always white.
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