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9th Mar '18 12:32:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This seems to be inverted in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Flamboyant [[UnclePennybags Auntie Pennybags]]/RichBitch Yukihiro Ayaka is all you can expect from the daughter of a major ''[[MegaCorp Zaibatsu]]'' and then some. Then we find out that said rival's roommate, the somewhat spacey but rather good-natured Konoe Konoka, happens to be one of ''those'' Konoes and despite [[ModestRoyalty living in an ordinary dorm room]] calls a [[BigFancyHouse massive estate in Kyoto]] her family home.

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* This seems to be inverted in ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Flamboyant [[UnclePennybags Auntie Pennybags]]/RichBitch Yukihiro Ayaka is all you can expect from the daughter of a major ''[[MegaCorp Zaibatsu]]'' and then some. Then we find out that said rival's roommate, the somewhat spacey but rather good-natured Konoe Konoka, happens to be one of ''those'' Konoes and despite [[ModestRoyalty living in an ordinary dorm room]] calls a [[BigFancyHouse massive estate in Kyoto]] her family home.
6th Feb '18 11:22:05 PM HeroGal2347
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* Somewhat averted with [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]]. While he's undoubtedly a cheapskate and an anti-social curmudgeon, he has been shown to have earned his money through a combination of back-breaking work and challenging expeditions. Also, while he doesn't give generously to general charities, when he personally comes across someone he feels is deserving, his generosity tends to be overflowing.

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* Somewhat averted with [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 Scrooge McDuck]]. While he's undoubtedly a cheapskate and an anti-social curmudgeon, he has been shown to have earned his money through a combination of back-breaking work and challenging expeditions. Also, while he doesn't give generously to general charities, when he personally comes across someone he feels is deserving, his generosity tends to be overflowing.



** Even today, Scrooge's generosity isn't "overflowing," more like "begrudging." Still, he knows to put this family before his money and also, in a rare example for acceptable targets, Scrooge's faults for being just a selfish rich guy are largely the things that make him so much fun, if not endearing.

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** Even today, Scrooge's generosity isn't "overflowing," more like "begrudging." Still, he knows to put this his family before his money and also, in a rare example for acceptable targets, Scrooge's faults for being just a selfish rich guy are largely the things that make him so much fun, if not endearing.
31st Dec '17 9:05:23 AM nombretomado
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* One of the ultimate examples of this is Lady Constance in ''GosfordPark'', an utterly horrible, snobbish, snide and mean-spirited aristocrat who looks down on anyone who doesn't have a title, despite the fact that she's probably the most useless character in the entire movie possessing no trade, skills or abilities whatsoever - she can't even open a flask of coffee by herself. She's also a total hypocrite, seeing as her fancy title was actually 'bought' for her, her brother being a wealthy industrialist who supports her.

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* One of the ultimate examples of this is Lady Constance in ''GosfordPark'', ''Film/GosfordPark'', an utterly horrible, snobbish, snide and mean-spirited aristocrat who looks down on anyone who doesn't have a title, despite the fact that she's probably the most useless character in the entire movie possessing no trade, skills or abilities whatsoever - she can't even open a flask of coffee by herself. She's also a total hypocrite, seeing as her fancy title was actually 'bought' for her, her brother being a wealthy industrialist who supports her.
7th Nov '17 11:45:29 PM PaulA
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* Thomas Guthrie, ''Man and the Gospel'' (1865) "You may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it." (A similar sentiment has been attributed to DorothyParker, but it seems to be a misattribution, and anyway, Guthrie definitely said it first.)

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* Thomas Guthrie, ''Man and the Gospel'' (1865) "You may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it." (A similar sentiment has been attributed to DorothyParker, Creator/DorothyParker, but it seems to be a misattribution, and anyway, Guthrie definitely said it first.)
16th Jun '17 11:03:47 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Ruritania}} Non-existent Eastern European countries]] are a particular favorite, including Latka Gravas's Caspiar (an island in the real-life Caspian Sea, which Gravas said had sank) on ''{{Taxi}}'', Balki Bartokomous's Mypos on ''Perfect Strangers'', and ''Borat'' 's fictitious Kazakhstan, which shares its name with an actual country. ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s Elbonia is at one extreme with inhabitants who are barely human, while Genovia in ''The Princess Diaries'' seems to be a prosperous, modern duchy except for its antiquated laws of inheritance.

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* [[{{Ruritania}} Non-existent Eastern European countries]] are a particular favorite, including Latka Gravas's Caspiar (an island in the real-life Caspian Sea, which Gravas said had sank) on ''{{Taxi}}'', ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', Balki Bartokomous's Mypos on ''Perfect Strangers'', and ''Borat'' 's fictitious Kazakhstan, which shares its name with an actual country. ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''s Elbonia is at one extreme with inhabitants who are barely human, while Genovia in ''The Princess Diaries'' seems to be a prosperous, modern duchy except for its antiquated laws of inheritance.
3rd Jun '17 10:03:53 AM nombretomado
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* Most of the Goodkind family in the WhateleyUniverse, and ALL of the Walcutts.

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* Most of the Goodkind family in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, and ALL of the Walcutts.
16th May '17 5:36:55 PM nombretomado
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* TheTwoRonnies used a lot of old Irish Jokes recast as Yokel jokes. As Ronnie B put it, no one has yet written in a complaint letter starting ''"Dear Sir, I am a Yokel"''.

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* TheTwoRonnies Series/TheTwoRonnies used a lot of old Irish Jokes recast as Yokel jokes. As Ronnie B put it, no one has yet written in a complaint letter starting ''"Dear Sir, I am a Yokel"''.
9th Apr '17 8:51:37 AM nombretomado
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* RockyAndBullwinkle live in the town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. At least, it is considered part of the United States at the time the show's taking place, as neither the United States nor Canada want to consider it part of their country. Based on International Falls, Minnesota, considered the coldest city in the continental United States.

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* RockyAndBullwinkle WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle live in the town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. At least, it is considered part of the United States at the time the show's taking place, as neither the United States nor Canada want to consider it part of their country. Based on International Falls, Minnesota, considered the coldest city in the continental United States.



** An animated example would be Pottsylvania from the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' series.

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** An animated example would be Pottsylvania from the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' series.
29th Mar '17 5:55:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy The Kanker Sisters]] seem to qualify - three loud, boorish girls who live in a trailer park, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar are noted to have three different fathers]], have a [[ComedicSociopathy startlingly]] [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] family dynamic, and seem to have no problems whatsoever bullying random children. And when it comes to how they interact with the Eds... Well, the censors may have been stoned at the time.

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* [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The Kanker Sisters]] Sisters seem to qualify - three loud, boorish girls who live in a trailer park, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar are noted to have three different fathers]], have a [[ComedicSociopathy startlingly]] [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]] family dynamic, and seem to have no problems whatsoever bullying random children. And when it comes to how they interact with the Eds... Well, the censors may have been stoned at the time.



* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny's family]] as well in universe as by the show itself.

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* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Kenny's family]] family as well in universe as by the show itself.
29th Mar '17 5:54:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "To Live and Die in Dixie" showed Southerners as being genuinely good people, if somewhat backwards. That's pretty much the only positive thing the show has had on this subject.
** SethMacFarlane, while hosting a ''Family Guy'' marathon on Cartoon Network, addressed the idea that he seemed to hate the South and everyone from there or whether he was just doing it in good fun. He assured the viewers he really does hate every single Southerner.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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"To Live and Die in Dixie" showed Southerners as being genuinely good people, if somewhat backwards. That's pretty much the only positive thing the show has had on this subject.
** SethMacFarlane, Creator/SethMacFarlane, while hosting a ''Family Guy'' marathon on Cartoon Network, addressed the idea that he seemed to hate the South and everyone from there or whether he was just doing it in good fun. He assured the viewers he really does hate every single Southerner.
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