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13th Sep '16 8:41:21 AM CynicalBastardo
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** American houses get this reputation due to the general perception that they're made of matchsticks.
13th Sep '16 8:40:20 AM CynicalBastardo
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** American houses get this reputation due to the general perception that they're made of matchsticks.
5th Sep '16 4:24:43 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* American films and cartoons.
** Specifically, those produced in UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}. Only in the very beginning of the film industry was this untrue; the first center of film production was in New Jersey, where the technology had been invented, but Thomas Edison developed a reputation as someone touchy about the patent to his machines and other would-be filmmakers wanted to be very far away from him indeed.
*** Though French usually prefer either Japanese films or their own films over Hollywood. Hollywood bashing is common there. American cartoons still have the same reputation there though.

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* American films and cartoons.
** Specifically, those produced in UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}.
cartoons, especially UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} productions. Only in the very beginning of the film industry was this untrue; the first center of film production was in New Jersey, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, where the technology had been invented, but Thomas Edison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison developed a reputation as someone touchy about the patent to his machines machines, and other would-be filmmakers wanted to be very far away from him indeed.
*** Though French
indeed. Ever since, Hollywood has been synonymous with big budgets and glamorous {{spectacle}} of a sort that only they could afford.
** The lone exception is the French, who
usually prefer either Japanese films or their own films over Hollywood. Hollywood bashing Hollywood-bashing is common there. American (American cartoons still have the same reputation there there, though.) The lone period of time when this viewpoint wasn't in effect was, ironically enough, TheFifties, which were seen by American film buffs as a DorkAge, seeing as how that decade marked the height of the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem. [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff French critics, however]], saw the works of filmmakers like Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/JohnFord, Creator/NicholasRay, Creator/HowardHawks, and Creator/OrsonWelles as quietly revolutionary, especially in comparison to the output of the French film industry at the time. Their love of Hollywood cinema led to the emergence of the UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave, whose innovations eventually came back across ThePond in the form of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement of the late '60s and '70s.
5th Sep '16 4:06:25 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Ironically, the Toyota Tundra is built in Texas while the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are built mainly in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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** Ironically, the Texas-built Toyota Tundra is built in Texas while has been [[http://www.torquenews.com/1083/2014-toyota-tundra-rated-more-american-chevy-silverado-ram-1500-and-gmc-sierra-pickups ranked]] as more "American" than the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Sierra, which are built mainly in Guadalajara, Mexico.Mexico and have fewer American-made parts in them. And the most American-made vehicle of them all? [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2015/06/29/whats-more-american-than-a-ford-f-150-pickup-try-a-toyota-camry/#51238aea4ed7 The Toyota Camry]], a car that is otherwise synonymous with the ''Japanese'' auto industry.
31st Jul '16 4:52:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1920s and early 1930s, when RichardAdams was growing up, Made In ''Germany'' was considered this in Britain. The phrase "On the Fritz" for products that are broken may be related to this.

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* In the 1920s and early 1930s, when RichardAdams Creator/RichardAdams was growing up, Made In ''Germany'' was considered this in Britain. The phrase "On the Fritz" for products that are broken may be related to this.
21st Jun '16 5:44:49 AM Jhonny
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* German cinema gets this sometimes, thanks to the likes of people like Uwe Boll.

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* German cinema gets this sometimes, thanks to the likes of people like Uwe Boll. Boll, who exploited a (now thankfully closed) German tax loophole nicknamed "stupid German money" that made people rich off of money-losing movies.
* Houses in Europe are made from stone and/or concrete and built to last generations and are often handed down to the next generation. Houses in the US are often made of wood and bought and sold like underpants. That explains the surprised reactions many Europeans have when seeing what "a bit of wind/floodwater/earthquake" does to American houses.
20th Jun '16 2:26:57 PM Prfnoff
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* In one episode of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', the highest-falutin' grand dame from back home came to visit and critique the Clampetts' lifestyle. She was slightly impressed with the antiques that the Clampetts had in their house, which came from England and France; but ''her'' antiques came from even ''farther'' away Japan. Cue LaughTrack.

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* In one episode of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', the highest-falutin' grand dame from back home came to visit and critique the Clampetts' lifestyle. She was slightly impressed with the antiques that the Clampetts had in their house, which came from England and France; but ''her'' antiques came from even ''farther'' away Japan. Cue LaughTrack.


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* Parodied by the {{Save Point}}s in ''Videogame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'', which all spout pretentious diatribes about how Japanese gaming is obviously superior to Western "garbage" such as Madden or ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' and uses "gaijin" as an insult. At least one of these is actually taken from a real argument used online.
15th Apr '16 1:04:56 PM R1ck
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[[caption-width-right:259:At least China is honest about having their products go down the [[{{Pun}} shitter]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:259:At least China is honest about having their products go down the [[{{Pun}} shitter]].]]
6th Mar '16 11:53:22 AM MasoTey
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* Irish milk and butter. It's been joked that the Austrian government liked it so much that they traded Steyr AUGs for it.

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* Irish milk and butter. It's been joked that the Austrian government liked it so much that they traded Steyr AUGs [=AUGs=] for it.



** Generally speaking, if it's from a German-speaking country or Belgium, it can be expected to be of high quality. [[ReliablyUnreliableGun If it's French however....]]

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** Generally speaking, if it's from a German-speaking country or Belgium, it can be expected to be of high quality. [[ReliablyUnreliableGun [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns If it's French French, however....]]
6th Mar '16 11:44:52 AM MasoTey
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*** As a matter of fact, the American Budweiser and the city of Budweis' ''actual breweries'' (Budvar in particular) claim a trademark on the name, and are therefore unavailable for sale in their respective counterpart's country (among many others wordlwide) under that name.

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*** As a matter of fact, the American Budweiser and the city of Budweis' ''actual breweries'' (Budvar in particular) claim a trademark on the name, and are therefore unavailable for sale in their respective counterpart's country (among many others wordlwide) worldwide) under that name.



** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW withstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.

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** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW withstanding.notwithstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.
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