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2nd Nov '16 5:27:25 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* The cavemen that the college students are turned into in the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' episode "Beer Bad" are like this, though in this case it was the result of a punitive magic spell and thus no one was trying for scientific accuracy. In contrast, the First Slayer, as seen in "Restless", was physically like a modern human and could speak.

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* The cavemen that the college students are turned into in the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' episode "Beer Bad" are like this, though in this case it was the result of a punitive magic spell and thus no one was trying for scientific accuracy. In contrast, the First Slayer, as seen in "Restless", was physically like a modern human and could speak. [[ScienceMarchesOn As newer research]] reveal that Neanderthals ''could'' speak and were capable of some more sophisticated customs (like funerals and memorial places), the "cavemen" in this particular Buffy episode resemble ''Homo Erectus'' more than the Neanderthal stock.
27th Oct '16 2:12:50 PM WillKeaton
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* Ugg the caveman from the 1980s (1960s?) HannaBarbara series WesternAnimation/DinoBoy played this straight. However, the Lost Valley contains many strange hominids, from the Treemen (which are even ''more'' [[FrazettaMan ape-like]] than Ugg is, complete with tails) to more modern-human like beings, such as the Bird Riders and the Wolf People.

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* Ugg the caveman from the 1980s (1960s?) HannaBarbara Creator/HannaBarbera series WesternAnimation/DinoBoy played this straight. However, the Lost Valley contains many strange hominids, from the Treemen (which are even ''more'' [[FrazettaMan ape-like]] than Ugg is, complete with tails) to more modern-human like beings, such as the Bird Riders and the Wolf People.
27th Oct '16 2:11:19 PM WillKeaton
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** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny]], so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.

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** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny]], neoteny,]] so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.
27th Oct '16 2:10:42 PM WillKeaton
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* Cave Guy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}.''

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* Cave Guy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}.''''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''
16th Oct '16 4:36:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Caveman Cortez", one of the NPC ''luchadors'' in [[HeroSystem Lucha Libre Hero]], has the stereotypical Neanderthal look. Subverted in that he's also a licensed private investigator.

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* "Caveman Cortez", one of the NPC ''luchadors'' in [[HeroSystem [[TabletopGame/HeroSystem Lucha Libre Hero]], has the stereotypical Neanderthal look. Subverted in that he's also a licensed private investigator.
1st Oct '16 4:20:44 PM Andyroid
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* Mercilessly exploited in one of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', where the activated experiment of the day, #210, creates chaos across Hawaii by reverting everything to a more primitive state: cell phone to early 19th century telephone, car into Victorian station wagon, yacht into ice-age canoe, tiger into saber-toothed tiger, elephant into mammoth etc. Obviously when Nani's human friends are affected, they turn into burly, hairy neanderthal women who walk in a hunched manner and speak mainly in grunts.

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* Mercilessly exploited in one of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', where the activated experiment of the day, MonsterOfTheWeek, Experiment #210, creates chaos across Hawaii by reverting everything to a more primitive state: state, turning a cell phone to into an early 19th century telephone, a car into a Victorian station wagon, a yacht into an ice-age canoe, a tiger into a saber-toothed tiger, an elephant into a mammoth etc. Obviously when Nani's human friends are affected, they turn into burly, hairy neanderthal women who walk in a hunched manner and speak mainly in grunts.
* Averted in the "Longhair and Doubledome" shorts on ''[[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow The Cartoon Cartoon Show]]''. The title characters were a pair of wisecracking Cro-magnons who considered themselves smarter than their hulking Neanderthal neighbors.
24th Jun '16 7:56:03 AM Willbyr
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* In the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series episode ''The Galileo Seven'', there were ''giant alien'' cavemen threatening a shuttlecraft.

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* In the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' series episode ''The Galileo Seven'', there were ''giant alien'' cavemen threatening a shuttlecraft.



** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny,]] so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.

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** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny,]] neoteny]], so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.
24th Jun '16 7:49:54 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Jun '16 5:33:53 AM Doug86
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* Mostly played straight in Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'' series. The Neanderthals on Venus are thuggish, violent, and have almost no regard for their own lives (although they do have recognizable family units and will protect their children and other vulnerable individuals). Played with in that the Neanderthals have had thousands of years of independent evolution on terraformed Venus, and [[spoiler: may have been genetically or otherwise manipulated along the way by the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens responsible for the setting.]]

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* Mostly played straight in Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'' series. The Neanderthals on Venus are thuggish, violent, and have almost no regard for their own lives (although they do have recognizable family units and will protect their children and other vulnerable individuals). Played with in that the Neanderthals have had thousands of years of independent evolution on terraformed Venus, and [[spoiler: may have been genetically or otherwise manipulated along the way by the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s responsible for the setting.]]
4th Jun '16 12:07:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight in ''Eegah!'', with the titular caveman played by Richard Kiel.

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* Played straight in ''Eegah!'', ''Film/{{Eegah}}'', with the titular caveman played by Richard Kiel.
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