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7th Oct '17 5:14:51 AM nanakiro
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* One episode of ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' had a woman get into an ArrangedMarriage with one. For extra kicks, [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep "Oil Baron" is his actual name.]]
* Invoked in ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''. Totoko has such high standards for boys, she doesn't want to marry anyone ''less'' than an Arab oil shiekh. She manages to land one in "Totoko's Big Panic", but she gives it up when he can't stand her fishy scent.
19th Sep '17 5:00:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': One of Jodie's early missions with the CIA involves spying on several classified documents belonging to an arab sheikh. It's even possible for Aiden to mind control the sheikh himself.
19th Sep '17 4:19:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* An Arab oil sheik showed up in an episode of ''Series/LasVegas''. He sort-of defied the stereotype in terms of looks since he was younger and more handsome than the usual standard and just wore a regular custom suit instead of a keffiyeh, but he was openly polygynous and already had three wives. He proposes to Delinda, but is 'mysteriously' poisoned and then set on fire before he can give her the ring. [[TillMurderDoUsPart It turns out that his previous wives all despised him]].

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* An Arab oil sheik showed up in an episode of ''Series/LasVegas''. He sort-of defied the stereotype in terms of looks since he was younger and more handsome than the usual standard and just wore a regular custom suit instead of a keffiyeh, but he was openly polygynous and already had three wives. He proposes to Delinda, but is 'mysteriously' poisoned and then set on fire before he can give her the ring. [[TillMurderDoUsPart [[TilMurderDoUsPart It turns out that his previous wives all despised him]].
19th Sep '17 4:19:05 AM Morgenthaler
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\n* An Arab oil sheik showed up in an episode of ''Series/LasVegas''. He sort-of defied the stereotype in terms of looks since he was younger and more handsome than the usual standard and just wore a regular custom suit instead of a keffiyeh, but he was openly polygynous and already had three wives. He proposes to Delinda, but is 'mysteriously' poisoned and then set on fire before he can give her the ring. [[TillMurderDoUsPart It turns out that his previous wives all despised him]].
11th Sep '17 6:20:50 AM WillBGood
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* In the Norwegian cult classic puppet-movie, ''WesternAnimation/PinchcliffeGrandPrix'', visiting Oil Sheikh Ben Redic Phyfasan (a name which in the original Norwegian would rougly translate akin to something like "Sheik Ben Radish Gawd Damn Eet") ends up sponsoring both the construction of the protagonist's CoolCar, Il Tempo Gigante, and the titular Grand Prix. What, exactly, an ArabOilSheikh was doing in a tiny Norwegian village on the far edge of nowhere, is never really explored.

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* In the Norwegian cult classic puppet-movie, ''WesternAnimation/PinchcliffeGrandPrix'', visiting Oil Sheikh Ben Redic Phyfasan (a name which in the original Norwegian would rougly translate akin to something like "Sheik Ben Radish Gawd Damn Eet") ends up sponsoring both the construction of the protagonist's CoolCar, Il Tempo Gigante, and the titular Grand Prix. What, exactly, an ArabOilSheikh Arab Oil Sheikh was doing in a tiny Norwegian village on the far edge of nowhere, is never really explored.



* In one episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', an ArabOilSheikh visits the store and attempts to buy a pair of trousers in exchange for a goat...When the goat is refused by the sales assistants, the sheik then tries to trade a beautiful woman.

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* In one episode of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'', an ArabOilSheikh Arab Oil Sheikh visits the store and attempts to buy a pair of trousers in exchange for a goat...When the goat is refused by the sales assistants, the sheik then tries to trade a beautiful woman.
26th Jun '17 8:22:16 PM MarcInGA
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* On "Get Smart" from the 60's the characters are parodied. In one scene Sheik #1 says all the cities they are going to attack with a super-weapon:
--> Sheik #1: "New York, London, Jerusalem."
--> Sheik #2: "Not Jerusalem"
--> Sheik #1: "Why not Jerusalem"
--> Sheik #2 whispers into Sheik #1 ear.
--> Sheik #1 "Really? You don't look it."

11th May '17 9:42:22 PM pyroclastic
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An indispensable addition to any (generally evil) CosmopolitanCouncil. In more comedic works, he is almost inevitably a FunnyForeigner.

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An indispensable addition to any (generally evil) CosmopolitanCouncil. In more comedic works, he is almost inevitably a FunnyForeigner. If his home country isn't a real one, it's {{Qurac}}.
9th May '17 4:33:01 PM CrypticMirror
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* An Oil Sheik once tried to buy the entire island of Drambeg and have it shipped to the Arabian Gulf piece by piece in ''ComicStrip/AngusOg''. Despite his vast wealth he still had problems affording ferry ticket prices in the Outer Hebrides though.
4th May '17 9:35:28 AM Hanz
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* Ali Shaheed from ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''.

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* Ali Shaheed from ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''.''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', who finances and leads a terrorist cell. When you confront him, you are given the option of killing him, apprehending him or [[spoiler:making a deal to spare him so that he can help you gather information on the real villains]].
6th Mar '17 6:25:57 PM Dravencour
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They also turn up a lot in [[RomanceNovel Romance Novels]], where they are dark, brooding, passionate and rule everything they survey in their desert kingdom with the same tenacity they show towards the heroine. Sheikh romance actually gave us the term "bodice ripper" due to the common kidnap-rape-love plots where the Arab can get away with being beyond normal constraints in how he treats the heroine due to his exoticness. He'll still have [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy the education of Lord Byron]] though and the manners of a prince which is kind of the point: these books want someone who lives in the closest thing to a modern lavish royal court and acts like the Black Death hasn't gone out of fashion. He will also turn up as a villain trying to buy or kidnap the female lead for his harem.

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They also turn up a lot in [[RomanceNovel Romance Novels]], where they are dark, brooding, passionate and rule everything they survey in their desert kingdom with the same tenacity they show towards the heroine. Sheikh romance actually gave us the term "bodice ripper" due to the common kidnap-rape-love plots that featured where the Arab can get away with being beyond normal constraints in how he treats the heroine due to his exoticness. He'll still have [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy the education of Lord Byron]] though and the manners of a prince which is kind of the point: these books want someone who lives in the closest thing to a modern lavish royal court and acts like the Black Death hasn't gone out of fashion. He will also turn up as a villain trying to buy or kidnap the female lead for his harem.
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