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17th Sep '16 9:38:40 AM Kitchen90
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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. When the series reach the 1960s, the cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual situations and double entendres, and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy, others were embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.

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* The ''Film/CarryOn'' ''Film/{{Carry On|series}}'' franchise made a fortune dwelling on this stereotype. When the series reach the 1960s, the cast always got caught into embarrassing sexual situations and double entendres, and because it was on the big screen they could get away with far more MsFanservice nudity than on TV. While many British people laughed at this SelfDeprecation comedy, others were embarrassed by the success of this franchise. Many who basically were the kind of people satirized in these comedies.
24th Jun '16 9:55:25 PM Doug86
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* Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'' (who's at the very least [[GratuitousEnglish From United King]][[note]]I'm looking for him! I'm going to California![[/note]]) has a list of 1000 conditions anyone who wants to [[EquippableAlly wield him]] must follow. As such, there are two known people who could put up with this madness. One of them [[spoiler: finally got rid of him because [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup he couldn't put up with his constant sneezing]]]]. The other was KingArthur himself. Lord only knows how he did it.

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* Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'' (who's at the very least [[GratuitousEnglish From United King]][[note]]I'm looking for him! I'm going to California![[/note]]) has a list of 1000 conditions anyone who wants to [[EquippableAlly wield him]] must follow. As such, there are two known people who could put up with this madness. One of them [[spoiler: finally got rid of him because [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup he couldn't put up with his constant sneezing]]]]. The other was KingArthur Myth/KingArthur himself. Lord only knows how he did it.
28th May '16 11:04:04 PM 10-13-2
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s butler Alfred often comes across as a Stuffy Brit, which carries over to most adaptations. The most prominent exception is ''Film/BatmanBegins'', where he's given a British army sergeant's accent and backstory. In the comics he also had plenty of backstory: at one point it was that he was an SOE agent/saboteur for England during WWII and had a kid with a beautiful French Resistance named Mademoiselle Marie, but that's been dropped because of [[ComicBookTime timeline considerations]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s butler Alfred often comes across as a Stuffy Brit, which carries over to most adaptations. The most prominent exception is ''Film/BatmanBegins'', where he's given a British army sergeant's accent and backstory. In the comics he also had plenty of backstory: at one point it was that he was an SOE agent/saboteur for England during WWII and had a kid with a beautiful French Resistance named Mademoiselle Marie, but that's been dropped because of [[ComicBookTime timeline considerations]]. (Humorously, one of the standard portrayals of Alfred was on ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' - where, except for the first few episodes, he was voiced by [[FakeBrit an American actor]]!)
28th May '16 11:01:28 PM 10-13-2
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This trope also applies more specifically to upper-class British people, and middle-class people who aspire to be like them. Lower-class Brits will often be [[LowerClassLout rowdy and bawdy]] - unless their Nonconformist or Evangelical religious beliefs are being played up.
20th May '16 6:50:55 AM igordebraga
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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' frequently mentions this, mostly in segments about the United Kingdom but sometimes just when it allows for SelfDeprecation ("Thereís no way I would be happier giving eight hugs a day. Iím English! Thatís four lifetimesí worth of hugs.Ē).
6th May '16 7:03:42 AM tinyhands
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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.

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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' ''Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.
6th May '16 7:00:33 AM tinyhands
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* The ''[[GratuitousFrench passeurs]]'' in ''[[Literature/TheNightingaleKristinHannah]]'' comment on the casual reserve and stoicism of the British pilots, which would ordinarily pass for their having a StiffUpperLip... but their immediate comparison to the MinnesotaNice Americans and Canadians drops this in the category of negative portrayal.
19th Mar '16 2:13:26 PM AgProv
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* The whole thing teetered dangerously on the brink of becoming a DeadHorseTrope in September 1997, in the immediate aftermath of the death of Princess Diana. The British population were polarized by her passing. It appeared that one half descended into a crazed grief-frenzy and couldn't stop crying or leaving flowers at any point that had even a tangential relationship with the sainted deceased. The other half, that simply couldn't see what all the fuss was about, retreated into the Stiff Upper Lip as a kind of reaction to all the appalling and unprecedented sentimentality that was going on over the wretched bloody woman, who wasn't even a Royal when she died, so we fail to see what all the fuss is about, ''do pull yourselves '''together''', for goodness' sake!'' Abuse and recrimination was freely hurled by both sides. It is perhaps safest to say that while the wall is crumbling, enough of the British people still adhere to the old ways.
13th Mar '16 4:53:23 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': The very British public school headmaster in "Hello, Mr. Chips." While quintessentially British, he's a youngish man who gets around fairly well with everyone at Madison. Mr. Conklin, interesting enough, was expecting a much stricter man and had even dictated that Miss Brooks (and the rest of the faculty) wear funereal black so as not to hurt his sensibilities.
25th Feb '16 11:41:35 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* The image of British stuffiness goes back to the days of VictorianBritain, when many upper and middle class people expressed prudent behaviour. Since the British Empire was so huge many locals across the world witnessed this British prudency and the stereotype stuck.

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* The image of British stuffiness goes back to the days of VictorianBritain, when many upper and middle class people expressed prudent prudish behaviour. Since the British Empire was so huge many locals across the world witnessed this British prudency and the stereotype stuck.
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