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21st Mar '17 10:39:19 AM emeriin
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* Aunt Despair from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has been compared to Honey Boo Boo's mom. Her husband Uncle Lies is an UpperClassTwit.
20th Jan '17 8:52:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' has Sandy Shepherd (know to his friends as "Brother Nasty") a rather amusing example of what happens when one of these gets turned into a genetically enhanced SuperSoldier warrior monk. His Brother Sergeant one one occasion remarks:

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* ''Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' ''Fanfic/Warhammer40000TheMisfits'' has Sandy Shepherd (know to his friends as "Brother Nasty") a rather amusing example of what happens when one of these gets turned into a genetically enhanced SuperSoldier warrior monk. His Brother Sergeant one one occasion remarks:
7th Jan '17 9:36:30 PM megankoumori87
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* ''Film/MyFairLady'' is about Eliza Doolittle's [[RagsToRoyalty transformation]] from this, an ill mannered cockney flower girl, to a splendid lady worthy of dancing with a prince, under the tutelage of the [[SmugSnake pompous Professor Higgins.]] A more traditional example is given in her father, Alfred P., a lazy dustman who happily sponges off anyone he can, to the point where characters will immediately address him with, "Not a brass farthing." When he does get money he immediately [[TheAlcoholic spends it on beer.]] It's also outright stated that he abandoned Eliza early on and is a lousy parent the sporadic times he is in her life. After a conversation, Higgins declares that Alfred is actually a genius and gets him in touch with an American millionaire interested in morality. After the American dies, he leaves Alfred enough money to move himself up to middle class. For Alfred's part he resents this, because it means he now has to marry his common law wife.
27th Dec '16 9:57:52 AM HasturHasturHastur
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On one end of the social spectrum, we have the UpperClassTwit proving that money doesn't make good people. But that doesn't mean a lack of money does the same. Coarse, vulgar, ignorant, violent, and generally at odds with basic human decency, they are not exemplary members of society by any stretch of the imagination. This trope deals with the various varieties of lout, hooligan, and delinquent that appear in various media. While these stereotypes are TruthInTelevision to some degree, it's debatable whether the stereotype comes from RealLife, or said real life examples are [[MisaimedFandom imitating the stereotype]]. A typical LowerClassLout is a teenager or young adult (with the occasional EnfantTerrible) who embodies [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons the worst stereotypes of the working class]] (or middle class).

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On one end of the social spectrum, we have the UpperClassTwit proving that money doesn't make good people. But that doesn't mean a lack of money does the same. Coarse, vulgar, ignorant, violent, theft-prone, disproportionately proud of the few non-contemptible traits that they have to their names (most of which are [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency basic requirements for being considered a decent person]]), and generally greatly at odds with basic human decency, propriety, they are not exemplary members of society by any stretch of the imagination. This trope deals with the various varieties of lout, hooligan, and delinquent that appear in various media. While these stereotypes are TruthInTelevision to some degree, it's debatable whether the stereotype comes from RealLife, or said real life examples are [[MisaimedFandom imitating the stereotype]]. A typical LowerClassLout is a teenager or young adult (with the occasional EnfantTerrible) who embodies [[WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons the worst stereotypes of the working class]] (or middle class).



Younger examples are almost always TheBully. Because of the class-based origins of the stereotype, expect the moral of any story they appear in to lean towards EatTheRich or KillThePoor. Contrast the UpperClassTwit and AristocratsAreEvil (for when the rich are vilified) and WorkingClassHero. See also: FootballHooligans, {{Delinquents}}, LoserProtagonist.

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Younger examples are almost always TheBully. Because of the class-based origins of the stereotype, expect the moral of any story they appear in to lean towards EatTheRich or KillThePoor. Contrast the UpperClassTwit and AristocratsAreEvil (for when the rich are vilified) and WorkingClassHero. NouveauRiche often overlaps with this when their financial situation changes for the better but their behavior doesn't. See also: FootballHooligans, {{Delinquents}}, LoserProtagonist.
24th Dec '16 1:58:11 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* ''Series/CoronationStreet'' being a working class soap has played with this trope every possible way over the past 60 years. Most of the characters have some aspects of it especially the men. Combine it with JerkWithAHeartOfGold and you get a Corrie "Hardman" (Len Fairclough, Jim MacDonald, Peter Barlow) or a a zany schemer give you the "Chancer" (Stan Ogden, Jack Duckworth, Tim Metcalf). Usually the success of these characters depends on how well the character shows their HiddenDepths

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* ''Series/CoronationStreet'' being a working class soap has played with this trope every possible way over the past 60 years. Most of the characters have some aspects of it especially the men. Combine it with JerkWithAHeartOfGold and you get a Corrie "Hardman" (Len Fairclough, Jim MacDonald, [=MacDonald=], Peter Barlow) or a a zany schemer give you the "Chancer" (Stan Ogden, Jack Duckworth, Tim Metcalf). Usually the success of these characters depends on how well the character shows their HiddenDepths
23rd Dec '16 7:16:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Israeli comedienne and actress Orna Banai often played a quintessential ''frekha'' named Limor, who later co-hosted a comedy show called ''Rak beYisrael'' (�Only in Israel�). Over time, her character became less and less of a ''frekha'' and more of an outgoing {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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* Israeli comedienne and actress Orna Banai often played a quintessential ''frekha'' named Limor, who later co-hosted a comedy show called ''Rak beYisrael'' (�Only ('Only in Israel�).Israel'). Over time, her character became less and less of a ''frekha'' and more of an outgoing {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
23rd Dec '16 7:15:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Peter Jackson's Adaptation of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', all the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Orcs]] have cockney accents.
* The villains in ''Film/HarryBrown'' are textbook chavs (although [[MoreDakka better armed than usual]]), played as monsters to make them {{Acceptable Target}}s for the VigilanteMan protagonist.
* The 2007 reboot of ''StTrinians'' featured chavs as one of the school's cliques.

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* In Peter Jackson's Adaptation of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', all the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Orcs]] have cockney accents.
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* The villains in ''Film/HarryBrown'' are textbook chavs (although [[MoreDakka better armed than usual]]), played as monsters to make them {{Acceptable Target}}s for the VigilanteMan protagonist.
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* The 2007 reboot of ''StTrinians'' featured chavs as one of the school's cliques.



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* The character of Vicky Pollard in ''Series/LittleBritain'' plays the British chav stereotype for laughs.

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* The character of Vicky Pollard in ''Series/LittleBritain'' plays the British chav stereotype for laughs.



* Israeli comedienne and actress Orna Banai often played a quintessential ''frekha'' named Limor, who later co-hosted a comedy show called ''Rak beYisrael'' (‘Only in Israel’). Over time, her character became less and less of a ''frekha'' and more of an outgoing {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* ''Series/CoronationStreet'' being a working class soap has played with this trope every possible way over the past 60 years. Most of the characters have some aspects of it especially the men. Combine it with JerkWithAHeartOfGold and you get a Corrie "Hardman" (Len Fairclough, Jim MacDonald, Peter Barlow) or a a zany schemer give you the "Chancer" (Stan Ogden, Jack Duckworth, Tim Metcalf). Usually the success of these characters depends on how well the character shows their HiddenDepths

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* Israeli comedienne and actress Orna Banai often played a quintessential ''frekha'' named Limor, who later co-hosted a comedy show called ''Rak beYisrael'' (‘Only (�Only in Israel’).Israel�). Over time, her character became less and less of a ''frekha'' and more of an outgoing {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
* ''Series/CoronationStreet'' being a working class soap has played with this trope every possible way over the past 60 years. Most of the characters have some aspects of it especially the men. Combine it with JerkWithAHeartOfGold and you get a Corrie "Hardman" (Len Fairclough, Jim MacDonald, Peter Barlow) or a a zany schemer give you the "Chancer" (Stan Ogden, Jack Duckworth, Tim Metcalf). Usually the success of these characters depends on how well the character shows their HiddenDepths HiddenDepths



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23rd Dec '16 6:37:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rapper TheStreets , aka Mike Skinner is widely considered a chav rapper as his lyrics, rapped in mockney, are about the day to day life of a lower class person. He doesn't preach violence however and wasn't really that bad off.

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* Rapper TheStreets Music/TheStreets , aka Mike Skinner is widely considered a chav rapper as his lyrics, rapped in mockney, are about the day to day life of a lower class person. He doesn't preach violence however and wasn't really that bad off.



* TheKinks - Ray Davies wrote "Prince of the Punks" about a talentless musician who tried one persona after another until he found his niche - "He talks like a Cockney but it's all baloney/He's really middle class and he's just a phony".

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* TheKinks Music/TheKinks - Ray Davies wrote "Prince of the Punks" about a talentless musician who tried one persona after another until he found his niche - "He talks like a Cockney but it's all baloney/He's really middle class and he's just a phony".



%%* LambOfGod wrote "Again We Rise" as a [[TakeThat potshot]] at white trash morons who go on about Southern pride and how the "South shall rise again" even as they do nothing with their lives except sitting around drinking and engaging in cultural posturing; if push ever came to shove and the South did rise again, they'd be the cannon fodder and the first to die.

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%%* LambOfGod Music/LambOfGod wrote "Again We Rise" as a [[TakeThat potshot]] at white trash morons who go on about Southern pride and how the "South shall rise again" even as they do nothing with their lives except sitting around drinking and engaging in cultural posturing; if push ever came to shove and the South did rise again, they'd be the cannon fodder and the first to die.
13th Nov '16 10:21:14 AM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/ChristopherEccleston''' on chavs.

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-->--'''Creator/ChristopherEccleston''' -->-- '''Creator/ChristopherEccleston''' on chavs.
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2nd Nov '16 7:22:37 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* The protagonist in Music/JoniMitchell's "Raised on Robbery" ''thinks'' she's a HookerWithAHeartOfGold, but she's really just an obnoxious lout who drives off a prospective john just by being herself.
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