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10th Mar '17 3:07:51 PM StFan
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!Examples of "Terrible Art and Products are Made In Country X"

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* ''{{Asterix}}'' mocks British food in "Asterix in Britain" and in ''Asterix the Legionary''. In the latter album, the legionaries are served their first military meal in the barracks, and it's so bad that they refuse to to eat it, voicing their disgust in many creative ways. The Belgian says: "That is food for the Goths", the Goth says: "In my country we've had people drawn and quartered for less!" Cut to the British recruit who not only ate all of his serving, but is licking the last bits from his fingers saying "Mmmh, delicious, isn't it?"

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on how nations can change their reputations over time:
-->'''1955 Doc:''' No wonder this circuit failed. It says, "Made in Japan."
-->'''Marty:''' What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.
-->'''1955 Doc:''' Unbelievable.
** This is a great example, because in the 50's, Japanese goods really were some of the lowest quality/cheapest goods on the marketplace (much like Chinese goods today). All that changed from the 60's into the 80's, of course, as Marty points out.

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* ''{{Asterix}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' mocks British food in "Asterix in Britain" and in ''Asterix the Legionary''. In the latter album, the legionaries are served their first military meal in the barracks, and it's so bad that they refuse to to eat it, voicing their disgust in many creative ways. The Belgian says: "That is food for the Goths", the Goth says: "In my country we've had people drawn and quartered for less!" Cut to the British recruit who not only ate all of his serving, but is licking the last bits from his fingers saying "Mmmh, delicious, isn't it?"

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has the (fictional) country of [[{{Ruritania}} Elbonia]], home of crappy products and even crappier customer support. WordOfGod claims it's meant to represent American perceptions of "any country without cable television".
** This is saying something, considering how bad the products and services from Dilbert's own company are and how they are implied to get away with it because the competitors are just as bad. So for there to be a country that makes even ''worse'' products...
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on how nations can change their reputations over time:
time. This is a great example, because in the '50s, Japanese goods really were some of the lowest quality/cheapest goods on the marketplace (much like Chinese goods today). All that changed from the '60s into the '80s, of course, as Marty points out.
-->'''1955 Doc:''' No wonder this circuit failed. It says, "Made in Japan."
-->'''Marty:'''
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'''Marty:'''
What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.
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Japan.\\
'''1955
Doc:''' Unbelievable.
** This is a great example, because in the 50's, Japanese goods really were some of the lowest quality/cheapest goods on the marketplace (much like Chinese goods today). All that changed from the 60's into the 80's, of course, as Marty points out.
Unbelievable.



* ''{{Film/Godzilla 1998}}'': Creator/JeanReno's character is openly disgusted by American coffee. One of his colleagues hands him a mug of what he's told is French Roast, only for him to spit it out in disgust.
--> '''Creator/JeanReno:''' I thought you said this was French Roast!\\

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* ''{{Film/Godzilla 1998}}'': ''Film/Godzilla1998'': Creator/JeanReno's character is openly disgusted by American coffee. One of his colleagues hands him a mug of what he's told is French Roast, only for him to spit it out in disgust.
--> '''Creator/JeanReno:''' '''Philippe Roaché:''' I thought you said this was French Roast!\\



--> '''Daniel Lugo''': Figures! "Made In China"! IT'S A PIECE OF CHINA FUCKING ''CRAP''! I fucking told you to get a gas-powered one, not some fucking piece of electric China crap ''shit''!

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--> '''Daniel Lugo''': -->'''Daniel Lugo:''' Figures! "Made In China"! IT'S A PIECE OF CHINA FUCKING ''CRAP''! I fucking told you to get a gas-powered one, not some fucking piece of electric China crap ''shit''!




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-->'''Skimmer''': "To a conoisseur here, your grace, an Ankh-Morpork sausage would not be considered a sausage, mmph, mmhm."
-->'''Vimes''': "Oh really? So what would he call it?"
-->'''Skimmer''': "A loaf, your grace. Or possibly a log. Here, a butcher can be hanged if his sausages are not all meat, and at that it must be from a named animal, and I perhaps should add that by named I do not mean that it should have been called 'Spot' or 'Ginger', mmm mmhm. I'm sure that if your grace would prefer the more genuine Ankh-Morpork taste, Igor could make up some side dishes of stale bread and sawdust."

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-->'''Skimmer''': "To --->'''Skimmer:''' To a conoisseur connoisseur here, your grace, an Ankh-Morpork sausage would not be considered a sausage, mmph, mmhm."
-->'''Vimes''': "Oh
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'''Vimes:''' Oh
really? So what would he call it?"
-->'''Skimmer''': "A
it?\\
'''Skimmer:''' A
loaf, your grace. Or possibly a log. Here, a butcher can be hanged if his sausages are not all meat, and at that it must be from a named animal, and I perhaps should add that by named I do not mean that it should have been called 'Spot' "Spot" or 'Ginger', "Ginger", mmm mmhm. I'm sure that if your grace would prefer the more genuine Ankh-Morpork taste, Igor could make up some side dishes of stale bread and sawdust."




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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has the (fictional) country of [[{{Ruritania}} Elbonia]], home of crappy products and even crappier customer support. WordOfGod claims it's meant to represent American perceptions of "any country without cable television".
** This is saying something, considering how bad the products and services from Dilbert's own company are and how they are implied to get away with it because the competitors are just as bad. So for there to be a country that makes even ''worse'' products...

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\n[[AC: NewspaperComics]]\n* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has the (fictional) country of [[{{Ruritania}} Elbonia]], home of crappy products and even crappier customer support. WordOfGod claims it's meant to represent American perceptions of "any country without cable television".\n** This is saying something, considering how bad the products and services from Dilbert's own company are and how they are implied to get away with it because the competitors are just as bad. So for there to be a country that makes even ''worse'' products...\n\n[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' In the ''Strong Bad Email'' "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html licensed]]", one of the requirements of becoming an officially licensed unlicensed seller of [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoffs]] of Strong Bad merchandise is that the country of manufacture has to have changed names five times since Strong Bad was in seventh grade.
their prices. (At the cost of harming relations, naturally.)
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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Chrontendo}}'' episode 48, Dr. Sparkle notes that the worst games of the episode were ''Hollywood Squares'', ''Sesame Street ABC'' and ''Bad Street Brawler'' and that it was a good pitcher for the horrible video games being produced in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
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--->'''Lenny''': Hey look! Homer's got one of those robot cars!
--->''[CRASH!]''
--->'''Carl''': One of those AMERICAN robot cars!

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--->'''Lenny''': --->'''Lenny:''' Hey look! Homer's got one of those robot cars!
--->''[CRASH!]''
--->'''Carl''':
cars!\\
''[CRASH!]''\\
'''Carl:'''
One of those AMERICAN robot cars!



--> '''Fritz''': Oh, thank you. My English is not perfect, but I have to tell you, your beer is like swill to us. Do I have that right? I am saying that only a swine would drink this beer.

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--> '''Fritz''': --->'''Fritz:''' Oh, thank you. My English is not perfect, but I have to tell you, your beer is like swill to us. Do I have that right? I am saying that only a swine would drink this beer.




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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' In the ''Strong Bad Email'' "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail190.html licensed]]", one of the requirements of becoming an officially licensed unlicensed seller of [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Shoddy Knockoffs]] of Strong Bad merchandise is that the country of manufacture has to have changed names five times since Strong Bad was in seventh grade.
* [[WebOriginal/{{Chrontendo}} In chrontendo episode 48]] Dr. Sparkle noted that the worst games of the episode were ''Hollywood Squares'', ''Sesame Street ABC'' and ''Bad Street Brawler'' and that it was a good pitcher for the horrible video games being produced in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.



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!Examples of "True Art and Products are Made In Country X"

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--> '''Dad:''' It's so... [[{{Eagleland}} American.]]
--> '''Kids:''' A real [[PatrioticFervor American]] pizza!
--> '''Mom:''' Oh! It's from Deutschland. It's Wagner!
--> '''Family:''' *{{Beat}}* We love Wagner. We love Deutschland!

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--> '''Dad:''' -->'''Dad:''' It's so... [[{{Eagleland}} American.]]
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'''Kids:''' A real [[PatrioticFervor American]] pizza!
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pizza!\\
'''Mom:''' Oh! It's from Deutschland. It's Wagner!
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Wagner!\\
'''Family:''' *{{Beat}}* ''[{{beat}}]'' We love Wagner. We love Deutschland!

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Deutschland!
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa never dreamed of Homer's American loaner car designed in Germany, assembled in Mexico from the parts from Canada could be so amazing.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] tries to convince the Earth King the reason the wreckage of a huge freakin' drill (clearly meant for breaching the walls of Ba Sing Se) has a giant Fire Nation symbol on it is that it was imported: "You know you can't trust domestic machinery." Much later, in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'', [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Varrick]] states that he imported the red carpet from the Fire Nation, because "[[ElementalNation they make the best]] [[SinglePaletteTown red stuff]]."



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa never dreamed of Homer's American loaner car designed in Germany, assembled in Mexico from the parts from Canada could be so amazing.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] tries to convince the Earth King the reason the wreckage of a huge freakin' drill (clearly meant for breaching the walls of Ba Sing Se) has a giant Fire Nation symbol on it is that it was imported: "You know you can't trust domestic machinery." Much later, in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'', [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Varrick]] states that he imported the red carpet from the Fire Nation, because "[[ElementalNation they make the best]] [[SinglePaletteTown red stuff]]."
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16th Feb '17 4:28:31 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Console" is about Gumball receiving a "Game Child", a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff so shoddy]] ''the country it was made in'' is also a knockoff ("Chainor"). Turns out, like everything else from [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday the Awesome Store]], it's an ArtifactOfDoom that [[TrappedInTVLand turns Elmore into a video game]].
* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode where Brian befriends RushLimbaugh and moves in with him, Brian buys Rush a whole new kitchen comprising of all American made appliances. Each one collapses, fails or explodes the moment Brian mentions them.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode where Brian befriends RushLimbaugh and moves in with him, Brian buys Rush a whole new kitchen comprising of all American made appliances. Each one collapses, fails or explodes the moment Brian mentions them.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode where Brian befriends RushLimbaugh and moves in with him, Brian buys Rush a whole new kitchen comprising of all American made appliances. Each one collapses, fails or explodes the moment Brian mentions them.
27th Jan '17 7:30:11 AM dotchan
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* Taking pride in their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot Reinheitsgebot]]'', which states that beer must be made only from hops, malt, yeast and water, many Germans have a tendency to look down with deep disgust on foreign-made beers that do not conform to the same purity standards. When an American brewery

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* Taking pride in their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot Reinheitsgebot]]'', which states that beer must be made only from hops, malt, yeast and water, many Germans have a tendency to look down with deep disgust on foreign-made beers that do not conform to the same purity standards. When an American brewery
31st Dec '16 11:25:04 PM mkmckoy
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-->--'''Lev Andropov''', '''''Film/{{Armageddon}}'''''

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-->--'''Lev -->-- '''Lev Andropov''', '''''Film/{{Armageddon}}'''''
'''''Film/{{Armageddon}}'''''

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28th Dec '16 9:55:43 PM TSBasilisk
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-->--Lev Andropov, '''''Film/{{Armageddon}}'''''

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-->--Lev Andropov, -->--'''Lev Andropov''', '''''Film/{{Armageddon}}'''''
16th Dec '16 10:46:33 AM Jhonny
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* English locomotives used to have an excellent reputation due to being the country in which they were invented. Today France, Germany and Japan are regarded as the best in terms of UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail rolling stock (Though debates which one of those three is the best [[FlameWar can get heated]]) and Switzerland has built itself a niche for regional rolling stock.
15th Dec '16 12:57:22 AM Doug86
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** For photographers, all the best stuff is Made in Germany or Made in Japan. The knock-offs of the German stuff are made in Russia (for some very interesting reasons pertaining to the end of WorldWarII), and the knock-offs of the Japanese stuff (including many many store-brand cameras using lens mounts varyingly similar to the Pentax K-Mount) tend to be Made in China. For what amazing photography innovations is the US known? Disposable cameras.

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** For photographers, all the best stuff is Made in Germany or Made in Japan. The knock-offs of the German stuff are made in Russia (for some very interesting reasons pertaining to the end of WorldWarII), UsefulNotes/WorldWarII), and the knock-offs of the Japanese stuff (including many many store-brand cameras using lens mounts varyingly similar to the Pentax K-Mount) tend to be Made in China. For what amazing photography innovations is the US known? Disposable cameras.



* German tanks have long been among the best. However in WorldWarII they had a weakness for thinking they were in an engineering contest rather then devise means of efficient homicide. Their tanks were good but took up too much effort in their factories that could go to more tanks.

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* German tanks have long been among the best. However in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they had a weakness for thinking they were in an engineering contest rather then devise means of efficient homicide. Their tanks were good but took up too much effort in their factories that could go to more tanks.
11th Nov '16 8:43:32 AM Drope
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* North-American UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} is easily the most competitive of the world, with the best players of the game being Americans themselves. Same for UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}.

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* North-American American UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} is easily the most competitive of the world, with the best players of the game being Americans themselves. Same for UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}.



* The best surfers in the world come from Australia, Brazil or Hawaii, the latter in particular due to the huge importance surfing has in its culture.

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* The best surfers in the world come from Australia, Brazil or Hawaii, the latter USA, Hawaii in particular for the latter due to the huge importance surfing has in its culture.
4th Nov '16 1:54:14 PM Drope
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* North-American ''UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}}'' is easily the most competitive of the world, with the best players of the game being Americans themselves. Same for ''UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}''.
* Canadian ''UsefulNotes/IceHockey'' players. Justified as they invented the contemporary version of the game, which is also the country's national sport.

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* North-American ''UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}}'' UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} is easily the most competitive of the world, with the best players of the game being Americans themselves. Same for ''UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}''.
UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}}.
* Canadian ''UsefulNotes/IceHockey'' UsefulNotes/IceHockey players. Justified as they invented the contemporary version of the game, which is also the country's national sport.
4th Nov '16 12:54:30 PM Drope
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*** Spanish or German playmakers. The former for creativity, the latter for efficience.

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*** Spanish or German playmakers. The former for creativity, the latter for efficience.efficiency.
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