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27th May '17 5:35:27 PM nombretomado
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* {{Joisey}}: If Hollywood (more specifically ''JerseyShore'') is to be believed, ''everyone'' in New Jersey is apparently of Italian descent, speaks with a nasally accent, uses insane amounts of hair gel, goes to nightclubs, and spends their summers doing nothing but tanning at the shore. And New Jersey's citizens, especially the tourism industry, and '''extra'''- especially [[BerserkButton actual Italian-Americans,]] are not very happy about it.

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* {{Joisey}}: If Hollywood (more specifically ''JerseyShore'') ''Series/JerseyShore'') is to be believed, ''everyone'' in New Jersey is apparently of Italian descent, speaks with a nasally accent, uses insane amounts of hair gel, goes to nightclubs, and spends their summers doing nothing but tanning at the shore. And New Jersey's citizens, especially the tourism industry, and '''extra'''- especially [[BerserkButton actual Italian-Americans,]] are not very happy about it.
24th May '17 12:24:20 PM Sakubara
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* The Internet meme "Almost Politically Correct Redneck" is a DoubleSubversion. As the title suggests, it starts with a steroytypcial redneck about to say something surpsingly PC...only for him to screw up by going back to the Boorish type. Such as supporting his sister's abortion ,but disappointed that [[BrotherSisterIncest he won't be a father]].
22nd May '17 8:08:38 PM 742mph
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Others series just [[TakeAThirdOption decide to split the difference]], treating America as the BoisterousBruiser of nations -- rude, crude, clueless, obnoxious, and vaguely psychotic (ironically, many of these words can very easily describe many people in other countries), but still [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good-natured beneath it all]]. A famous UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill quote sums up this portrayal: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else." And he should know -- his mother was American.

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Others series just [[TakeAThirdOption decide to split the difference]], treating America as the BoisterousBruiser of nations -- rude, crude, clueless, obnoxious, and vaguely psychotic (ironically, many of these words can very easily describe many people in other countries), but still [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good-natured beneath it all]]. A famous UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill quote saying, often misattributed to UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, sums up this portrayal: portrayal well: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else." And he should know -- his mother was American.
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21st May '17 11:03:26 AM HighCrate
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* Following in the footsteps of Roy Fokker, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Graham Aker is every bit The Beautifl (in season one at least). First, he's an American fighter pilot whose skill is enough that he can pull [[RedBaron Char Aznable]]-level maneuvers in non-GN powered mecha (usually his beloved [[CoolPlane Union Flag]]) and thereby fight Gundams one on one with no hindrance. Second, he's AFatherToHisMen and an OfficerAndAGentleman, possessing personal honor that's only surpassed by Sergei Smirnov and straight on dedication to his comrades and subordinates (even those that belittle him). His one personality quirk is his strange obsession with protagonist Setsuna F. Seiei, which he often compares to romantic love[[note]]No, Graham isn't homosexual, he is just GenreSavvy enough (to the point of almost breaking the fourth wall) that he realizes that he and Setsuna are fated rivals.[[/note]], but even that doesn't detract from his personality. Overall, if Graham had an actual love interest, he would have been the closest ''Gundam'' iteration has made to ''Film/TopGun'', which it has [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory attempted more than once]].

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* Following in the footsteps of Roy Fokker, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Graham Aker is every bit The Beautifl (in season one at least). First, he's an American fighter pilot whose skill is enough that he can pull [[RedBaron Char Aznable]]-level maneuvers in non-GN powered mecha (usually his beloved [[CoolPlane Union Flag]]) and thereby fight Gundams one on one with no hindrance. Second, he's AFatherToHisMen and an OfficerAndAGentleman, possessing personal honor that's only surpassed by Sergei Smirnov and straight on dedication to his comrades and subordinates (even those that belittle him). His one personality quirk is his strange obsession with protagonist Setsuna F. Seiei, which he often compares to romantic love[[note]]No, Graham isn't homosexual, he is just GenreSavvy enough (to the point of almost breaking the fourth wall) that he realizes that he and Setsuna are fated rivals.[[/note]], but even that doesn't detract from his personality. Overall, if Graham had an actual love interest, he would have been the closest ''Gundam'' iteration has made to ''Film/TopGun'', which it has [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory attempted more than once]].
16th May '17 2:03:22 PM Sakubara
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* ''Music/AmericanIdiot''...sort of. While the TitleTrack has been the go-to song for the Boorish, the album as a whole deconstructs the {{Punk}} movement and by the time "Letterbomb" occurs, JOS realizes he's the real American Idiot ,but still counts since mindless rebellion is just as bad as blind obedience.
13th May '17 11:18:25 AM Jake18
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* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'': America under the [[spoiler:Donald Rumsfeld]] administration is quite probably one of the worst representations of Boorish America ever put to writing. You see, President [[spoiler:Rumsfeld]] is a psychopath who bases every single policy on anarcho-capitalist/free market principles while doing ''anything'' to put down anything that even remotely whiffs of communism - to give you an idea, ''Britain under a Labour government'' is too far left for his tastes. The end result is an ultra-right-wing, corporate-authoritarian/quasi-fascist America that [[EveryoneHasStandards even many right-wingers like Nixon, Reagan and Tom Clancy are flat horrified by]]. Under the [[spoiler:Rumsfeld]] administration, all forms of commercial regulation, social welfare and workers' rights are removed and [[spoiler:working wages are slashed in half all across the board]], leaving millions of working-class Americans in dreadful poverty and slave-like working conditions. All environmental standards are removed too, so corporate pollution and climate change are ''actively encouraged''. [[spoiler:President Rumsfeld likes to remove political opponents by diagnosing them with bogus mental health claims and sending them off to {{Bedlam Houses}}, and also maintains black-shirts who look for any books which criticise free market economics and burn them.]] Hollywood becomes a right-wing PropagandaMachine which vilifies FDR and the New Deal as communist plots. To top it all off, the US military is sold off and falls under {{Private Military Contractor}}s who equip soldiers with woefully substandard equipment and even [[spoiler:''execute their own wounded to avoid paying for medical expenses'']]. It really is, if you'll pardon the pun, the land of the Almighty Dollar in the worst possible way.

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* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'': America under the [[spoiler:Donald Rumsfeld]] administration is quite probably one of the worst representations of Boorish America ever put to writing. You see, President [[spoiler:Rumsfeld]] is a psychopath who bases every single policy on anarcho-capitalist/free market principles while doing ''anything'' to put down anything that even remotely whiffs of communism - to give you an idea, ''Britain under a Labour government'' is too far left for his tastes. The end result is an ultra-right-wing, corporate-authoritarian/quasi-fascist America that [[EveryoneHasStandards even many right-wingers like Nixon, Reagan and Tom Clancy are flat horrified by]]. Under the [[spoiler:Rumsfeld]] administration, all forms of commercial regulation, social welfare and workers' rights are removed and [[spoiler:working wages are slashed in half all across the board]], leaving millions of working-class Americans in dreadful poverty and slave-like working conditions. All environmental standards are removed too, so corporate pollution and climate change are ''actively encouraged''. [[spoiler:President Rumsfeld likes to remove political opponents by diagnosing them with bogus mental health claims and sending them off to {{Bedlam Houses}}, House}}s, and also maintains black-shirts who look for any books which criticise free market economics and burn them.]] Hollywood becomes a right-wing PropagandaMachine which vilifies FDR and the New Deal as communist plots. To top it all off, the US military is sold off and falls under {{Private Military Contractor}}s who equip soldiers with woefully substandard equipment and even [[spoiler:''execute their own wounded to avoid paying for medical expenses'']]. It really is, if you'll pardon the pun, the land of the Almighty Dollar in the worst possible way.
9th May '17 2:49:11 PM Frankencastle
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[[caption-width-right:230:The Beautiful (God Bless America).]]

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[[caption-width-right:230:The Beautiful (God Bless America).]]



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Cataclysm'', the new Goblin race are basically this, in spite of not even coming from America. A group of greedy industrialists with a 'money makes right' attitude, they exhibit shocking ignorance about the rest of the world, a mercantile ruthlessness that would be shocking if it weren't PlayedForLaughs, the kind of taste in clothes that you'd expect from Paris Hilton, and an absolute belief that if you weren't born a goblin, you're not as good as they are. They're basically every negative stereotype of America, from trailer trash to obsessing over StuffBlowingUp to Hollywood excess to robber barons, all rolled into one.
9th May '17 2:43:20 PM Frankencastle
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[[caption-width-right:230:The Boorish (Goddammit, America).]]

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[[caption-width-right:230:The Boorish (Goddammit, America).]]
4th May '17 4:05:30 PM DragonRanger
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* Within the wider Franchise/MarvelUniverse, second generation immigrant creation ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is one of the most respected and admired heroes for being America the Beautiful incarnate.

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* Within the wider Franchise/MarvelUniverse, second generation immigrant creation ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is one of the most respected and admired heroes in- and out-of-universe for being America the Beautiful incarnate.incarnate. He's so idolized that if readers think the writers are somehow disrespecting the ideals that Captain America stands for, they'll take it personally (see the fan reactions to Sally Floyd's lecture during ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] championing political causes during [[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica his tenure as Cap]], and Steve's FaceHeelTurn in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'')



** In ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', SixthRanger Kinji is a mess of American stereotypes: he's [[AmericansAreCowboys a cowboy]], he loves rock music and partying, and he goofs off in fights slightly by taking time to take selfies with the monsters. But while he's kind of silly, his ninjitsu is entirely self-taught out of admiration for master ninja Yoshitaka Igasaki, and he's extremely friendly, becoming fast friends with the Ninningers even as he would periodically attack them to prove his strength to Yoshitaka. Unlike a lot of cases, his loud and HotBlooded nature is pointed out not as an American cultural trait, but something that makes him a lot like Takaharu (ie, your standard {{Shonen|Demographic}} protagonist).

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** In ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', SixthRanger Kinji is a mess of American stereotypes: he's [[AmericansAreCowboys a cowboy]], he loves rock music and partying, and he goofs off in fights slightly by taking time to take selfies with the monsters. But while he's kind of silly, his ninjitsu is entirely self-taught out of admiration for master ninja Yoshitaka Igasaki, and he's extremely friendly, becoming fast friends with the Ninningers even as he would periodically attack them to prove his strength to Yoshitaka. Unlike a lot of cases, his loud and HotBlooded nature is pointed out not as an American cultural trait, but something that makes him a lot like Takaharu (ie, your standard {{Shonen|Demographic}} protagonist).a StockShonenHero).
28th Apr '17 8:55:58 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' portrays Chicago as a mix of nice place and GangsterLand, in keeping with its loving homage to Hollywood action movies, with girls, guns, and fast cars.
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