History Main / BritishTeeth

6th Oct '16 4:07:58 PM StFan
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* An ad for [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]] had an animated queen claiming that various British stereotypes aren't true (including the teeth one), but then having them happen in the background once she turns her head. "They say One's dentistry is diabolical, looks fine to me."

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* An ad for [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]] had has an animated queen claiming that various British stereotypes aren't true (including the teeth one), but then having them happen in the background once she turns her head. "They say One's dentistry is diabolical, looks fine to me."

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* in ''Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine''[='s=] parody of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry and Cho's romantic arc is summed up in one panel:
-->'''Cho:''' You're British, I'm British. Just the fact that you've got all your teeth is a turn-on.

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-->'''Cho:''' You're British, I'm British. Just the fact that you've got all your teeth is a turn-on.

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-->You mean to say you took your precious little girl to a ''British dentist''? In many states that legally counts as parental neglect and child abuse!

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-->You -->'''Niles Crane:''' You mean to say you took your precious little girl to a ''British dentist''? In many states that legally counts as parental neglect and child abuse!

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* Joked about in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' DVD commentary (the one with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, aka "Merry and Pippin"). When commenting on the scene of Smeagol turning into Gollum, including a close-up of him devouring a fish with his mangled teeth, Dominic and Billy (who are British and Scottish, respectively) joke that the British Creator/AndySerkis used his real teeth and nails for that scene, then claiming that Scotsmen have perfect teeth used for eating haggis and biting the ends of kilts.

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* Joked about in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' DVD commentary (the one with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, aka a.k.a. "Merry and Pippin"). When commenting on the scene of Smeagol turning into Gollum, including a close-up of him devouring a fish with his mangled teeth, Dominic and Billy (who are British and Scottish, respectively) joke that the British Creator/AndySerkis used his real teeth and nails for that scene, then claiming that Scotsmen have perfect teeth used for eating haggis and biting the ends of kilts.

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* in ''Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine''[='s=] parody of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Harry and Cho's romantic arc is summed up in one panel:
-->'''Cho:''' You're British, I'm British. Just the fact that you've got all your teeth is a turn-on.
* There was a small-scale outcry in the British press after US magazine ''New Republic'' released a front cover with a picture of Kate Middleton's teeth Photoshopped to look yellow and rotting, as a reference to the stereotype (the issue contained several articles about the political and economic future of Britain.) In real life, Kate's dentist claimed that her orthodontist performed "micro-rotations" on her teeth so they would be slightly out of line, as it was felt this looked more natural than a perfectly straight and gleaming smile.
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* Website/{{Cracked}} did a list of severely incorrect stereotypes, with [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18409_the-5-most-statistically-full-shit-national-stereotypes.html #3]] being this trope. Which linked to us. Hi, Cracked!
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgx8zM3woQ The Stereotypes Song]]" mentions "the crooked-ass teeth of an English dude" as an example.
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* Website/{{Cracked}} did a list of severely incorrect stereotypes, with [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18409_the-5-most-statistically-full-shit-national-stereotypes.html #3]] being this trope. Which linked to us. Hi, Cracked!
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgx8zM3woQ The Stereotypes Song]]" mentions "the crooked-ass teeth of an English dude" as an example.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/OneManBand" takes place in England and many of the background characters have imperfect teeth.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "WesternAnimation/OneManBand" "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E2OneManBand One Man Band]]" takes place in England and many of the background characters have imperfect teeth.




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* There was a small-scale outcry in the British press after US magazine ''New Republic'' released a front cover with a picture of Kate Middleton's teeth Photoshopped to look yellow and rotting, as a reference to the stereotype (the issue contained several articles about the political and economic future of Britain.) In real life, Kate's dentist claimed that her orthodontist performed "micro-rotations" on her teeth so they would be slightly out of line, as it was felt this looked more natural than a perfectly straight and gleaming smile.



--> The fanglike teeth are what is sometimes called “British”: sturdy, if unevenly spaced, and have turned an alarming shade of yellow and brown, attributable perhaps to strong coffee as well as to nicotine, Pinot Noir, and other potations.

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21st Sep '16 1:18:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Music/ThePogues Shane McGowan]] is a very prominent example of this trope played straight...unlike his [[http://www.streetmusician.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/shane-macgowan-300x262.jpg fanglike maw.]]
** Averted now since he doesn't have any real teeth. He now sports a mouth of [[http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/02611/SHANEMAIN_2611665a.jpg dentures]].
*** Also, he's Irish, that's a whole different kettle of fish
12th Sep '16 1:20:23 AM Tuckerscreator
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* Joked about in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' DVD commentary (the one with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, aka "Merry and Pippin"). When commenting on the scene of Smeagol turning into Gollum, including a close-up of him devouring a fish with his mangled teeth, Dominic and Billy (who are British and Scottish, respectively) joke that Andy used his real teeth and nails for that scene, then claiming that Scotsmen have perfect teeth used for eating haggis and biting the ends of kilts.

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* Joked about in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' DVD commentary (the one with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, aka "Merry and Pippin"). When commenting on the scene of Smeagol turning into Gollum, including a close-up of him devouring a fish with his mangled teeth, Dominic and Billy (who are British and Scottish, respectively) joke that Andy the British Creator/AndySerkis used his real teeth and nails for that scene, then claiming that Scotsmen have perfect teeth used for eating haggis and biting the ends of kilts.
15th Aug '16 5:45:29 AM DaibhidC
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* Creator/TheReducedShakespeareCompany's ''Millennium Musical'' mentions this in the LongList of European stereotypes "Everyone Hates The French".

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* Creator/TheReducedShakespeareCompany's The Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany's ''Millennium Musical'' mentions this in the LongList of European stereotypes "Everyone Hates The French".
15th Aug '16 5:44:57 AM DaibhidC
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* Creator/TheReducedShakespeareCompany's ''Millennium Musical'' mentions this in the LongList of European stereotypes "Everyone Hates The French".
10th Aug '16 7:56:10 PM PaulA
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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of British teeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something he learnt from the Chinese - is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning. Everyone else is waiting eagerly for the day when the last few stumps can be pulled out and they'll get dentures.

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* James Clavell {{Lampshades}} the disgusting state of British teeth in the nineteenth century in his novel of Hong Kong, ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]''. ''Literature/TaiPan''. The fact the hero takes care of his teeth - something teeth--something he learnt from the Chinese - is Chinese--is seen as an aberration, of his "going native". Meanwhile his rival actually ''dies'' of bad teeth: an untreated abscess he is "toughening out" and disregarding turns into blood poisoning. Everyone else is waiting eagerly for the day when the last few stumps can be pulled out and they'll get dentures.
dentures.
14th Jul '16 6:24:50 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Joked about in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' DVD commentary (the one with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, aka "Merry and Pippin"). When commenting on the scene of Smeagol turning into Gollum, including a close-up of him devouring a fish with his mangled teeth, Dominic and Billy (who are British and Scottish, respectively) joke that Andy used his real teeth and nails for that scene, then claiming that Scotsmen have perfect teeth used for eating haggis and biting the ends of kilts.
19th Jun '16 11:13:50 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a dentist [[ScareEmStraight terrifies]] Ralph Wiggum into healthy dental habits by showing him a book called "The Big Book of British Smiles".

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a dentist [[ScareEmStraight terrifies]] Ralph Wiggum into healthy dental habits by showing him a book called "The Big Book of of [''sic''] British Smiles".
20th May '16 9:09:15 AM aft85
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***Also, he's Irish, that's a whole different kettle of fish
9th May '16 1:47:54 PM Fangusu
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* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] had terrible teeth and knew it. However, even once he had the money to fix them, he refused out of concern that it might affect his singing voice.

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* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] had terrible teeth and knew it. However, even once he had the money to fix them, he refused out of concern that it might affect his singing voice.
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