History Main / EthnicScrappy

19th Mar '17 8:57:05 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Also worthy of mention is the vaguely Eastern European/Middle-Eastern foreign-exchange student, Bolbi Stroganovski. He speaks broken English with a vaguely Czech or Slavic accent, obsesses over eating kebabs, and always does a ridiculous "slap-dance".
31st Jan '17 11:57:22 PM PaulA
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* Zambo, Lord Roxton's Indian servant in the 1925 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'' plays this trope to a T. The character in the original novel wasn't a plucky comic relief but merely a "[[HappinessInSlavery devoted negro]]". In later film adaptations the character is always written out. The 2001 A&E version replaces him with a quiet, pragmatic native Brazilian chap named Samuel.

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* Zambo, Lord Roxton's Indian servant in the 1925 film adaptation of ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'' plays this trope to a T.''Film/TheLostWorld''. The character in the original novel wasn't a plucky comic relief but merely a "[[HappinessInSlavery devoted negro]]". In later film adaptations the character is always written out. The 2001 A&E version replaces him with a quiet, pragmatic native Brazilian chap named Samuel.
13th Jan '17 9:38:45 PM LloydNebulon
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Carl's Swedish pen pal, Elke Ekeberg. Like above, she has a horribly fake accent, speaks in broken English and she's a complete ditz who lets Carl abuse Jimmy and completely ignores the fact he almost got her killed. Thank God she never appeared again.
5th Jan '17 8:12:57 AM Midna
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** Theres also Mort Goldman, who gradually devolved into a walking Jew caricature. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the episode "Road to Germany", when an antisemitic caricature in Nazi Germany looks exactly like him.

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** Theres Quagmire's transgender father Ida gets a lot of hate for being a "trans scrappy". The supposedly liberal and accepting Brian vomits [[OverlyLongGag for a minute straight]] after finding out that the woman he slept with used to be a man, she tends to get called things like "a monster" and "some drag queen", and she has no real personality of her own outside of being trans. Both Ida and Jasper are allegedly written to be sympathetic, but it's hard to imagine anyone in the LGBT community wanting to idolize them with the treatment they get in-show.
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also Mort Goldman, who gradually devolved into a walking Jew caricature. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the episode "Road to Germany", when an antisemitic caricature in Nazi Germany looks exactly like him.
1st Jan '17 9:19:12 AM MiddleEighth
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*The Svenjaya in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' seem to be an example of Alien Scrappies, since they're subservient to humans, always calling them “boss,” and speak in broken English. However, we find out later that due to a “Great Mistake” some thirty years ago, the Svenjaya agreed to a forty-year period of penance for the entire tribe, and stereotypes about the race were written into the penance contract, requiring them to all behave that way while they served the humans they had wronged—which was better than having the tribe decimated in revenge. Significantly, [[ThePatriarch Slavayat]], who was away at school when the contract was written, is perfectly articulate, with just a few notes in his speech to remind you that he isn't human; and Mevaryat, the great musician, sounds exactly like a human (which is a source of mild annoyance to Slavayat).
28th Dec '16 1:22:47 PM Doug86
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* In the 1930's RobertEHoward wrote Literature/ShadowsInZamboula - where Literature/ConanTheBarbarian finds himself in a city where black cannibals range the streets at night, catch white people and eat them. It is hardly likely that nowadays any Fantasy writer would use that plot device.

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* In the 1930's RobertEHoward 1930s Creator/RobertEHoward wrote Literature/ShadowsInZamboula - where Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian finds himself in a city where black cannibals range the streets at night, catch white people and eat them. It is hardly likely that nowadays any Fantasy writer would use that plot device.
28th Nov '16 6:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1930's RobertEHoward wrote Literature/ShadowsInZamboula - where ConanTheBarbarian finds himself in a city where black cannibals range the streets at night, catch white people and eat them. It is hardly likely that nowadays any Fantasy writer would use that plot device.

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* In the 1930's RobertEHoward wrote Literature/ShadowsInZamboula - where ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian finds himself in a city where black cannibals range the streets at night, catch white people and eat them. It is hardly likely that nowadays any Fantasy writer would use that plot device.
17th Nov '16 5:44:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* InUniverse FantasticRacism example - The ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' short story ''The Adaptation of Death'' features an alien race that have put a screenwriter on trial for writing a script presenting one of their most treasured cultural heroes as an obnoxious racist stereotype with a degrading name, whose real historical role was instead given to a {{Badass}} [[HumanFocusedAdaptation human]] SpaceMarine whose real historical counterpart hadn't been part of events.

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* InUniverse FantasticRacism example - The ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' short story ''The Adaptation of Death'' features an alien race that have put a screenwriter on trial for writing a script presenting one of their most treasured cultural heroes as an obnoxious racist stereotype with a degrading name, whose real historical role was instead given to a {{Badass}} badass [[HumanFocusedAdaptation human]] SpaceMarine whose real historical counterpart hadn't been part of events.
16th Nov '16 8:08:11 AM CatcherInTheWry
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* Prissy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', a dim-witted cowardly liar who acts as TheLoad during the raid on Atlanta. Even her actress Butterfly [=McQueen=] disliked the character. The film averts this with {{Mammy}} - who is shown to be rather intelligent and forthright despite her position.

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* Prissy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', a dim-witted cowardly liar who acts as TheLoad during the raid on Atlanta. Even her actress Butterfly [=McQueen=] disliked the character. The film averts this with {{Mammy}} - who is shown to be rather intelligent and forthright despite her position.



* Even as a {{face}}, Wrestling/SantinoMarella is a stereotypical tongue-tied Italian whose speech consists of {{Malaprop|er}}isms and BuffySpeak. (In actuality, he ''is'' of Italian heritage, but was born in Canada and can speak without an accent.) Just imagine an Italian ''Film/{{Borat}}'', since he came in shortly after the film's release and used a lot of the same schtick.

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* Even as a {{face}}, Wrestling/SantinoMarella is a stereotypical tongue-tied Italian whose speech consists of {{Malaprop|er}}isms and BuffySpeak. (In actuality, he ''is'' of Italian heritage, but was born in Canada and can speak without an accent.) Just imagine an Italian ''Film/{{Borat}}'', '' Film/{{Borat}}'', since he came in shortly after the film's release and used a lot of the same schtick.



** Subverted or averted by Wrestling/RingOfHonor and other independent promotions that have working relationships (often strong) Japanese pro wrestlers and their home promotions. ROH does play it straight with Grizzly Redwood.

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** Subverted or averted by Wrestling/RingOfHonor and other independent promotions that have working relationships (often strong) Japanese pro wrestlers and their home promotions. ROH **ROH does play it straight with Grizzly Redwood.



** Wrestling/TheUsos (Jimmy and Jey) have averted this trope, although the possibilities of them undergoing some sort of makeover like Samoa Joe did for a while (before thankfully changing back), or getting released, always exist.
** Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} being a Samoan who spoke plain English and acted pretty normal was in WWE before Umaga or the fact Samoa IS part of the USA. Most people don't acknowledge Samoa Joe started out in UPW, a former WWE development league and current talent scout for the company.

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** Wrestling/TheUsos (Jimmy and Jey) have averted this trope, although the possibilities of them undergoing some sort of makeover like Samoa Joe did for a while (before thankfully changing back), or getting released, always exist.
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*** Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} being a Samoan who spoke plain English and acted pretty normal was in WWE before Umaga or the fact Samoa IS part of the USA. Most people don't acknowledge Samoa Joe started out in UPW, a former WWE development league and current talent scout for the company.



** Generally averted by Tricia Takanawa despite being referred to every time as "Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa."



** Completely averted with his younger female ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' counterpart Fifi La Fume, who [[EnsembleDarkhorse is still one of the most popular characters in the show despite her lack of screentime]] due to her kind and friendly personality, her [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cuteness]] and [[MsFanservice beauty]], and her being a [[TheWoobie sympathetic character]].
16th Nov '16 8:04:38 AM CatcherInTheWry
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** Referenced in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'' version, where the cook is also a Chinese man in a full Mandarin suit. He doesn't have much screentime or act Scrappy-ish, though.



** Probably the most famous was Short Round, Indy's sidekick in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. He ''just possibly'' escaped being a Scrappy by virtue of being somewhat of a son figure to Indy (though he's never referenced in any other movie), and [[RuleOfCool driving Indy's car]] with bricks on his feet. And the fact that anyone looks sympathetic next to [[DamselScrappy Willie Scott]].



** Although he's averted complete scrappydom because 1) he's not overexposed like some {{Scrapp|y}}ies, 2) he's ActuallyPrettyFunny, and 3) he falls squarely into LovableCoward territory, a trait that doesn't generally tie into stereotypical Italians.
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