History Main / BritishTeeth

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.
27th Apr '16 2:02:03 PM DavidDelony
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* 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.]]

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* [[Music/ThePogues Shane [=McGowan=] 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.]]
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