History Main / GirlfriendInCanada

18th Jul '17 1:04:22 AM SimYouLater
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If the character making the claims gets called out by his friends you can expect the girlfriend to show up before the episode ends.

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If the show takes place [[InvertedTrope in]] [[CanadianSeries Canada]] ([[CaliforniaDoubling regardless of actual filming location]]), then the likely counterparts are one of the following, in order of likelyhood:

* Whichever of the Contiguous ("Lower 48") States is farthest from the show's setting.
* Whichever of the Contiguous ("Lower 48") States is ''closest to'' the show's setting.
** If the show is in a Canadian version of EverytownAmerica, [[UsefulNotes/CanadianProvincesAndTerritories a province without a land border with "the US", or one of the territories]], then the "Gilfriend In The States" will be said to live in a randomly-picked State with a land border to Canada other than Alaska.
* Alaska, but only if the show has a specific location that is not within British Columbia or the Yukon territory (which both border it).

The UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom and Continental {{UsefulNotes/Europe}} likely use each other in the manner described above. Don't expect this trope to show up in {{Anime}}; the rarity in Japanese media is due to the maximum range of probable places is too small if the character doesn't speak a second language. {{UsefulNotes/Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand seem to avert this as well due to a [[TheRival rivalry]] or [[{{TropesThatWillNeverHappen/Unknowable}} some other reason]]. A sci-fi or fantasy series will likely use a remote planet/colony or a distant land/other dimension respectively, while a modern setting with a FictionalCountry or two that has [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench the relevant kind]] [[{{UsefulNotes/Brazil}} of good reputation]] will have the Girlfriend In Fictional Country. If telecommunications is involved in all conversations, the Girlfriend In My Contact List is real [[TechnologyMarchesOn unless]] the work is set more than a few years ago; if online, then between the advent of [[TheNineties ICQ]] and the adoption of [[TurnOfTheMillennium Skype]] or otherwise [[CamWhore only]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching in very]] [[{{Scandalgate}} recent]] [[AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews years]], while if on a phone, prior to couples using SMS ('''[[spoiler:1-900 @ $2 a minute:]]''' "[[spoiler:So... what are you wearing?]]").

If the character making the claims gets called out by his friends you can expect the girlfriend to show up before the episode ends.
ends. Unless the ''character'' claiming this is ''from'' Canada but the show is set in America (or vice-versa), in which case [[AvertedTrope expect nobody to question it]] ''[[AvertedTrope and]]'' [[AvertedTrope for it to be true]] (if so, NoExamplesPlease).
11th Jun '17 9:31:03 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] does not believe that Stumpy's girlfriend, [[TheUnseen Ursula]], exists, since nobody has seen her. Episode 105, however, heavily implies that she is a real person.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] does not believe that Stumpy's girlfriend, [[TheUnseen Ursula]], exists, since nobody has seen her. Episode 105, however, heavily implies that she is a real person.person, subverting this trope.
2nd May '17 9:27:50 AM AdelePotter
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2nd May '17 9:27:49 AM AdelePotter
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* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Mr. Collins claims to have a fiancée in Canada, which Lizzie is distinctly skeptical about. Charlotte refuses to confirm or deny the existence of said fiancée and implies that Mr. Collins has made her sign non-disclosure agreements about it.

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* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Mr. Collins claims to have a fiancée in Canada, which Lizzie is distinctly skeptical about. Charlotte refuses to confirm or deny the existence of said fiancée and implies that Mr. Collins has made her sign non-disclosure agreements about it. [[spoiler:Subverted by the novelization, which confirms that she's real and does in fact live in Canada -- Mr. Collins met her online.]]
2nd May '17 9:27:49 AM AdelePotter
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24th Apr '17 11:11:25 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] does not believe that Stumpy's girlfriend, [[TheUnseen Ursula]], exists, since nobody has seen her. Episode 105, however, heavily implies that she is a real person.
3rd Apr '17 3:05:10 PM maxwellsilver
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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': Played straight with both Kevin and George. When told by Toby that George had a girlfriend in Singapore, Kevin mentions that he claimed to have a GirlfriendInCanada ("because it's so far away, no one could ever check"). When he asks George if he's also lying, George responds "It's a more believable ethnic variation."

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* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': Played straight with both Kevin and George. When told by Toby that George had a girlfriend in Singapore, Kevin mentions that he claimed to have a GirlfriendInCanada girlfriend in Canada ("because it's so far away, no one could ever check"). When he asks George if he's also lying, George responds "It's a more believable ethnic variation."" Toby then asks them to stop bragging about their girlfriends.
14th Mar '17 12:56:17 PM capsaicinfinity
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*In Theatre/TheSorcerer, J. W. Wells invents a fiancee in the South Pacific to try (unsuccessfully) to deter [[GrandeDame Lady Sangazure]] from pursuing him. He admits in an audience aside that it's all a lie.
13th Mar '17 11:00:20 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': in Imaginationland Joy and Sadness meet Riley's imaginary boyfriend. When Joy, confused, mentions that she's never heard of him before, he explains that he lives in Canada.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': in In Imaginationland Joy and Sadness meet Riley's imaginary boyfriend. When Joy, confused, mentions that she's never heard of him before, he explains that he lives in Canada.


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* "Jesse" by Ivri Lider mentions that the singer's crush supposedly has a girlfriend (or at least a crush) elsewhere. Whether he actually does or is just saying so is hard to tell.
-->''I love a boy named Jesse, but Jesse doesn't love me back''
-->''He says he has a girl in Chelsea he wants so much''
1st Mar '17 10:23:46 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Can of Worms", Cat claims that he is not a virgin because he knows these two lady cats that live and Z deck. And who the others have never met.
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