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17th Oct '15 4:31:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The animated short ''WesternAnimation/WildLife'' (nominated for an Oscar in 2012), tells the story of a RemittanceMan from England who moves to Alberta, and soon finds himself ill-prepared for the harshness of the terrain or the prejudices that the locals have towards the [[UpperClassTwit upper-class twits]] who have descended upon their country. [[DownerEnding It doesn't end well for him]]...
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* The animated short ''WesternAnimation/WildLife'' (nominated for an Oscar in 2012), tells the story of a RemittanceMan from England who moves to Alberta, and soon finds himself ill-prepared for the harshness of the terrain or the prejudices that the locals have towards the [[UpperClassTwit upper-class twits]] who have descended upon their country. [[DownerEnding It doesn't end well for him]]...



* Of course, lots of them in ''{{Deadlands}}'', of all types.

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* Of course, lots of them in ''{{Deadlands}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'', of all types.



* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', John comes across a writer from the East named Jimmy Saints, who's writing stories about the West. He's later encountered several times inexplicably captured by gangs of outlaws. Eventually he decides to just go back home and write about something else (presumably something that won't get him killed).

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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', John comes across a writer from the East named Jimmy Saints, who's writing stories about the West. He's later encountered several times inexplicably captured by gangs of outlaws. Eventually he decides to just go back home and write about something else (presumably something that won't get him killed).



* In ''NextTownOver'', John Henry Hunter is [[http://squidbunnies.com/nto/?p=524 taken for one]] based largely on his [[ManInWhite fancy white clothes]].

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* In ''NextTownOver'', ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'', John Henry Hunter is [[http://squidbunnies.com/nto/?p=524 taken for one]] based largely on his [[ManInWhite fancy white clothes]].
17th Oct '15 4:27:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''CitySlickers'' movie invokes this trope with the big city folk learning the value of hard work on a CattleDrive.
* Here's one for a non-Western setting: In ''Jaws'', Quint is really apprehensive about going out to sea with Hooper and Brodie for similar reasons. Hooper is a rich guy (Quint derides his "soft hands... been countin' money all your life."), and Brodie is severely afraid of water, though in his case it might be less of a "city slicker" type deal than the fact that he's just TheLandlubber.
* Also, Pauly Shore in ''SonInLaw''. (Which was, against all expectation, [[SincerityMode a pretty good movie]].)

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* The ''CitySlickers'' ''Film/CitySlickers'' movie invokes this trope with the big city folk learning the value of hard work on a CattleDrive.
* Here's one for a non-Western setting: In ''Jaws'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', Quint is really apprehensive about going out to sea with Hooper and Brodie for similar reasons. Hooper is a rich guy (Quint derides his "soft hands... been countin' money all your life."), and Brodie is severely afraid of water, though in his case it might be less of a "city slicker" type deal than the fact that he's just TheLandlubber.
* Also, Pauly Shore in ''SonInLaw''.''Film/SonInLaw''. (Which was, against all expectation, [[SincerityMode a pretty good movie]].)



* Creator/JimmyStewart's character in TheManWhoShotLibertyValance is a Tenderfoot. In a reversal of the usual pattern, he doesn't toughen up to fit the Town, instead acting as a civilising influence. Once, that is, a certain Liberty Valance has been shot.

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* Creator/JimmyStewart's character in TheManWhoShotLibertyValance ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'' is a Tenderfoot. In a reversal of the usual pattern, he doesn't toughen up to fit the Town, instead acting as a civilising influence. Once, that is, a certain Liberty Valance has been shot.
20th Jul '15 12:03:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* In one form or another, this is what [[{{Winnetou}} Old Shatterhand]] repeatedly gets ''mistaken'' for as a plot point even long after he's become famous in the West under that name. Mostly because he actually does buy clean new clothes and the like every so often, uses his ''nom du guerre'' only when he ''means'' to impress (and his plain old German given name otherwise), isn't above sometimes coming up with a quick fib about his identity for various reasons, and of course for all the fame attached to his name most people still simply don't know what the actual man behind it actually ''looks'' like. And what he looks like is actually not very impressive - an unassuming, average-sized, friendly and polite young man, with hands that seem to be "as delicate as a woman's" does not exactly lead a seasoned westman to believe this is Old Shatterhand, who ''everybody'' imagines to be at least a 7-feet tall mass of muscles. (He also explicitly begins his future career in the West as a "greenhorn" -- using that very word -- in ''Winnetou I''.)

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* ''Literature/{{Winnetou}}'': In one form or another, this is what [[{{Winnetou}} Old Shatterhand]] Shatterhand repeatedly gets ''mistaken'' for as a plot point even long after he's become famous in the West under that name. Mostly because he actually does buy clean new clothes and the like every so often, uses his ''nom du guerre'' only when he ''means'' to impress (and his plain old German given name otherwise), isn't above sometimes coming up with a quick fib about his identity for various reasons, and of course for all the fame attached to his name most people still simply don't know what the actual man behind it actually ''looks'' like. And what he looks like is actually not very impressive - an unassuming, average-sized, friendly and polite young man, with hands that seem to be "as delicate as a woman's" does not exactly lead a seasoned westman to believe this is Old Shatterhand, who ''everybody'' imagines to be at least a 7-feet tall mass of muscles. (He also explicitly begins his future career in the West as a "greenhorn" -- using that very word -- in ''Winnetou I''.)
13th May '15 3:49:56 PM azul120
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* Randy Discher, in the episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'' where he quits the force to take over his uncle's farm.

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* Randy Discher, in the episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'' ''Series/{{Monk}}'' where he quits the force to take over his uncle's farm.



* Simon in ''{{Series/Firefly}}''. One of the things unfortunately cut short was his potential to [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] from this trope into a {{conman}} able to use his familiarity with the Alliance, respectable appearance and [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]] to pull jobs the border-dwelling rest of the crew couldn't otherwise pull off (for example, the hospital job in ''Ariel'').

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* Simon in ''{{Series/Firefly}}''.''Series/{{Firefly}}''. One of the things unfortunately cut short was his potential to [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] from this trope into a {{conman}} able to use his familiarity with the Alliance, respectable appearance and [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]] to pull jobs the border-dwelling rest of the crew couldn't otherwise pull off (for example, the hospital job in ''Ariel'').



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31st Dec '14 5:32:37 PM nombretomado
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* JimmyStewart's character in TheManWhoShotLibertyValance is a Tenderfoot. In a reversal of the usual pattern, he doesn't toughen up to fit the Town, instead acting as a civilising influence. Once, that is, a certain Liberty Valance has been shot.

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* JimmyStewart's Creator/JimmyStewart's character in TheManWhoShotLibertyValance is a Tenderfoot. In a reversal of the usual pattern, he doesn't toughen up to fit the Town, instead acting as a civilising influence. Once, that is, a certain Liberty Valance has been shot.
27th Aug '14 11:58:25 PM MasoTey
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* The cowboy song "Zebra Dun" is about someone mistaken for this. In it, a well-dressed fancy-talkin' man approaches a cowbow camp asking if he can borrow a horse. The cowboys give him the titular Zebra Dun as a prank, it being the worst bronco anyone's ever seen. The newcomer rides him like he was on a palfrey going to town, even letting go the reins to roll a cigarette while the horse bucks. The impressed foreman immediately offers him a job.

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* The cowboy song "Zebra Dun" is about someone mistaken for this. In it, a well-dressed fancy-talkin' man approaches a cowbow cowboy camp asking if he can borrow a horse. The cowboys give him the titular Zebra Dun as a prank, it being the worst bronco anyone's ever seen. The newcomer rides him like he was on a palfrey going to town, even letting go the reins to roll a cigarette while the horse bucks. The impressed foreman immediately offers him a job.
27th Aug '14 11:55:49 PM MasoTey
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[[AC:Dude]]: A tourist. Just here to soak up some Western flavor and see the sights. Plans to be going back East in a few weeks. Generally not malevolent, but can be pushy and inadvertantly offensive. (As used in the term "dude ranch".)

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[[AC:Dude]]: A tourist. (As used in the term "dude ranch".) Just here to soak up some Western flavor and see the sights. Plans to be going back East in a few weeks. Generally not malevolent, but can be pushy and inadvertantly offensive. (As used in the term "dude ranch".)\n
9th Jan '14 1:26:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The animated short ''WildLife'' (nominated for an Oscar in 2012), tells the story of a RemittanceMan from England who moves to Alberta, and soon finds himself ill-prepared for the harshness of the terrain or the prejudices that the locals have towards the [[UpperClassTwit upper-class twits]] who have descended upon their country. [[DownerEnding It doesn't end well for him]]...

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* The animated short ''WildLife'' ''WesternAnimation/WildLife'' (nominated for an Oscar in 2012), tells the story of a RemittanceMan from England who moves to Alberta, and soon finds himself ill-prepared for the harshness of the terrain or the prejudices that the locals have towards the [[UpperClassTwit upper-class twits]] who have descended upon their country. [[DownerEnding It doesn't end well for him]]...
8th Jan '14 8:26:54 PM nombretomado
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* Randy Discher, in the episode of ''{{Monk}}'' where he quits the force to take over his uncle's farm.
* Amos Garrett in {{Deadwood}} is a perfect example of the first type. He is even literally referred to as "The Dude".
* Simon in ''{{Firefly}}''. One of the things unfortunately cut short was his potential to [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] from this trope into a {{conman}} able to use his familiarity with the Alliance, respectable appearance and [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]] to pull jobs the border-dwelling rest of the crew couldn't otherwise pull off (for example, the hospital job in ''Ariel'').

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* Randy Discher, in the episode of ''{{Monk}}'' ''{{Series/Monk}}'' where he quits the force to take over his uncle's farm.
* Amos Garrett in {{Deadwood}} {{Series/Deadwood}} is a perfect example of the first type. He is even literally referred to as "The Dude".
* Simon in ''{{Firefly}}''.''{{Series/Firefly}}''. One of the things unfortunately cut short was his potential to [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] from this trope into a {{conman}} able to use his familiarity with the Alliance, respectable appearance and [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]] to pull jobs the border-dwelling rest of the crew couldn't otherwise pull off (for example, the hospital job in ''Ariel'').


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20th Dec '13 5:54:02 PM Dalillama
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* The cowboy song "Zebra Dun" is about someone mistaken for this. In it, a well-dressed fancy-talkin' man approaches a cowbow camp asking if he can borrow a horse. The cowboys give him the titular Zebra Dun as a prank, it being the worst bronco anyone's ever seen. The newcomer rides him like he was on a palfrey going to town, even letting go the reins to roll a cigarette while the horse bucks. The impressed foreman immediately offers him a job.
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* The cowboy song "Zebra Dun" is about someone mistaken for this. In it, a well-dressed fancy-talkin' man approaches a cowbow camp asking if he can borrow a horse. The cowboys give him the titular Zebra Dun as a prank, it being the worst bronco anyone's ever seen. The newcomer rides him like he was on a palfrey going to town, even letting go the reins to roll a cigarette while the horse bucks. The impressed foreman immediately offers him a job.
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* The cowboy song "Zebra Dun" is about someone mistaken for this. In it, a well-dressed fancy-talkin' man approaches a cowbow camp asking if he can borrow a horse. The cowboys give him the titular Zebra Dun as a prank, it being the worst bronco anyone's ever seen. The newcomer rides him like he was on a palfrey going to town, even letting go the reins to roll a cigarette while the horse bucks. The impressed foreman immediately offers him a job.
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