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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.
20th Sep '16 7:25:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** For the ultimate example of this for Conservatives: AlGore. Conservatives argue that Gore has never really bothered to explain why people should take him seriously when he tells everyone else to conserve resources despite his own massive wastes, other than to say that it's okay because he bought carbon credits... from himself. It's little wonder he's the favorite (and "acceptable") target of nonbelievers in human-caused climate change. Gore's defenders would argue that Gore's line of work, environmental advocacy, inevitably require resource-intensive travel, and that Gore is being held to an impossible standard by those who are just trying to shut him up. They would argue, also, that Gore's investment in, profiting from, green technology is an ideal and practical strategy in a capitalist economy - the same ethos most of Gore's opponents claim to lionize.

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** For the ultimate example of this for Conservatives: AlGore.UsefulNotes/AlGore. Conservatives argue that Gore has never really bothered to explain why people should take him seriously when he tells everyone else to conserve resources despite his own massive wastes, other than to say that it's okay because he bought carbon credits... from himself. It's little wonder he's the favorite (and "acceptable") target of nonbelievers in human-caused climate change. Gore's defenders would argue that Gore's line of work, environmental advocacy, inevitably require resource-intensive travel, and that Gore is being held to an impossible standard by those who are just trying to shut him up. They would argue, also, that Gore's investment in, profiting from, green technology is an ideal and practical strategy in a capitalist economy - the same ethos most of Gore's opponents claim to lionize.
30th Aug '16 1:33:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Clint Eastwood does it hilariously and memorably in GranTorino when he successfully intimidates a group of black gangsters and a "wigger" nearby cheers, Clint growls "These guys don't want to be your brothers, and I don't blame them!"

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* Clint Eastwood does it hilariously and memorably in GranTorino ''Film/GranTorino'' when he successfully intimidates a group of black gangsters and a "wigger" nearby cheers, Clint growls "These guys don't want to be your brothers, and I don't blame them!"
11th Aug '16 2:17:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* MichaelMoore is often accused of this.

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* MichaelMoore Creator/MichaelMoore is often accused of this.
28th Jul '16 12:08:18 PM Willbyr
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. The members of the Host Club (especially [[UpperClassTwit Tamaki]]) are depicted as well-meaning, but [[ShelteredAristocrat hopelessly out of touch]] with the middle- and lower-classes. For example, they regard instant coffee and instant ramen as interesting novelties, and the Hitachiin brothers mistake Haruhi's description of a kiddie pool for that of an inflatable raft.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. The members of the Host Club (especially [[UpperClassTwit Tamaki]]) are depicted as well-meaning, but [[ShelteredAristocrat hopelessly out of touch]] with the middle- and lower-classes. For example, they regard instant coffee and instant ramen as interesting novelties, and the Hitachiin brothers mistake Haruhi's description of a kiddie pool for that of an inflatable raft.
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