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6th Mar '18 7:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* While not denying his [[TheFairFolk fae nature]] or that he ''is'' a foreigner Jareth's portrayal in the ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' is so British that even his unwilling love interest gets roped into [[{{Webcomic/Roommates}} anglophile meetings]] at times. Actually that's just ActorAllusion, he is [[MixedAncestry half-Charnian (part genie and giant from this side), half Scandinavian/Germanic (and nasty sort of child stealing fairy)]]. Yeah. Playing that straight would probably make him even ''[[InvertedTrope more]]'' of a FunnyForeigner.

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* While not denying his [[TheFairFolk fae nature]] or that he ''is'' a foreigner Jareth's portrayal in the ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Buildingverse}}'' is so British that even his unwilling love interest gets roped into [[{{Webcomic/Roommates}} anglophile meetings]] at times. Actually that's just ActorAllusion, he is [[MixedAncestry half-Charnian (part genie and giant from this side), half Scandinavian/Germanic (and nasty sort of child stealing fairy)]]. Yeah. Playing that straight would probably make him even ''[[InvertedTrope more]]'' of a FunnyForeigner.
1st Mar '18 11:27:45 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', Maya kidnaps French actress Anastasia Boulangerie and handcuffs her to the bathroom radiator, so her mother Katy can get a movie role. When Katy enters, she stuns Maya and Riley by telling "Anastasia" to drop her accent.
-->'''Anastasia''' ''(in broad Southern voice)'' All right, fine! But this here does not leave this here room!
-->'''Maya''': What.
-->'''Riley''': Duh.
** It turns out "Anastasia" is actually Bobbie Jo Thibodeaux, Katy's best friend from Arkansas who created this fancy French persona for her career.
1st Mar '18 11:24:20 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/CityGuys'', Dawn meets Uri, a homeless Romanian immigrant. She takes him to the loft the gang are using as part of a reality TV show with Jamal the only one saying this could be a bad idea. But he comes around as Uri is a good and fun guy who cooks and helps. Thus, everyone is rocked to come back and find the loft has been completely cleaned out. Dawn and Jamal then run into Uri at a cafe to discover he was playing them all along and isn't even from Romania.
-->'''Uri''': So the police are looking for a Romanian named Uri...''(voice suddenly shifts to a New Jersey accent)'' Not a guy named Joey from Hoboken. Nothing personal kids, just business.
23rd Jan '18 2:54:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The in-universe version of FakeNationality. [[NoPronunciationGuide In case you couldn't figure it out]], [[GratuitousFrench the "faux" is pronounced "foe"]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke So the trope is pronounced "foe-reigner"]].

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The in-universe version of FakeNationality. [[NoPronunciationGuide In case you couldn't figure it out]], [[GratuitousFrench out, the "faux" is pronounced "foe"]]. [[DontExplainTheJoke "foe." So the trope is pronounced "foe-reigner"]].
"foe-reigner."
23rd Jan '18 2:53:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In episodes of ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'' Shirley is seen going to a fortuneteller for advice, blissfully oblivious to how the woman is a fraud. When she goes back again, she's thrown a new, younger, fortuneteller has taken over, still using the same name.
-->'''Shirley''': Did Gina go back to the old country?
-->'''Psychic''': Old country? She's from the Bronx.

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* In episodes of ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'' ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'': Shirley is seen going to a fortuneteller fortuneteller, Gina, for advice, blissfully oblivious to how the woman is a fraud. When she goes the woman departs, Shirley asks her replacement if Gina went back again, she's thrown a new, younger, to "the old country." The new fortuneteller has taken over, still using the same name.
-->'''Shirley''': Did Gina go back to the old country?
-->'''Psychic''': Old
says, "Old country? She's from the Bronx.Bronx!"
14th Jan '18 6:03:52 PM MikeW
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* In episodes of ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'' Shirley is seen going to a fortuneteller for advice, blissfully oblivious to how the woman is a fraud. When she goes back again, she's thrown a new, younger, fortuneteller has taken over, still using the same name.
-->'''Shirley''': Did Gina go back to the old country?
-->'''Psychic''': Old country? She's from the Bronx.
14th Jan '18 6:01:41 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/MajorCrimes'', the team track down a Korean back-alley doctor doing cosmetic surgery in a house. He talks to them in broken English which they cut off. Tao says the accent is "really insulting" considering the man was born and raised less than a mile away. After a pause, the guy shrugs and, in perfect unaccented English, says "it helps with the job." Both his patient and nurse look at him in disbelief.
13th Jan '18 1:57:46 PM Jhonny
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* 19th-century courtesan Lola Montez, born in Ireland as Eliza Gilbert but spent most of her career passing herself off as a Spanish noblewoman.

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* 19th-century courtesan Lola Montez, born in Ireland as Eliza Gilbert but spent most of her career passing herself off as a Spanish noblewoman. She got Bavarian King Ludwig I to abdicate over the affair (and the small matter of the 1848 revolutions)
5th Dec '17 2:03:19 PM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'' Greg Sestero mentions that whilst working in LA as a struggling actor he had a brief TV role as a character pretending to be French to improve his chances with women.
5th Oct '17 11:41:24 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/PlutoNash'', Pluto's friend Anthony Frankowski pretends to be Scottish, trying to invent a new song genre called "Scottish crooning". It fails miserably. Pluto suggests he reinvent himself as an Italian named Tony Francis. It works, and Tony is a big hit singing Sinatra's songs on stage.

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* In ''Film/PlutoNash'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', Pluto's friend Anthony Frankowski pretends to be Scottish, trying to invent a new song genre called "Scottish crooning". It fails miserably. Pluto suggests he reinvent himself as an Italian named Tony Francis. It works, and Tony is a big hit singing Sinatra's songs on stage.
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