History Main / MadeInCountryX

28th Jun '17 7:40:17 AM SkylaNoivern
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* A UK advert for "caffeine shampoo" (??) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.

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* A UK advert for "caffeine shampoo" Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo (??) proclaims itself as "German Engineering For Your Hair", and tells you pretty much nothing about what it is (beyond being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caffeinated shampoo]], being German, and [[BandWagonTechnique selling very well in Germany]]) or why you would want it.
21st Jun '17 11:20:00 PM rwe1138
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their prices. (At the cost of harming relations, naturally.)
9th Jun '17 6:48:27 PM igordebraga
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2nd Jun '17 11:11:14 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In one BigFinishDoctorWho story, the [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth Doctor]] is being threatened with a fondue fork. He proceeds to gush about how it was made in Sheffield, and wonders if they still make steel there.

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* In one BigFinishDoctorWho AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho story, the [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth Doctor]] is being threatened with a fondue fork. He proceeds to gush about how it was made in Sheffield, and wonders if they still make steel there.
2nd Jun '17 11:09:33 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In one BigFinishDoctorWho story, the [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth Doctor]] is being threatened with a fondue fork. He proceeds to gush about how it was made in Sheffield, and wonders if they still make steel there.
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21st May '17 11:52:37 AM nombretomado
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OST_yFbuDrk advertisement]] for [[VinceOffer Shamwow]].
-->'''VinceOffer''': Made in Germany. You know the Germans always make good stuff.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OST_yFbuDrk advertisement]] for [[VinceOffer [[Creator/VinceOffer Shamwow]].
-->'''VinceOffer''': -->'''Creator/VinceOffer''': Made in Germany. You know the Germans always make good stuff.
17th May '17 9:04:57 AM Jgorgon
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* Coffee producers often boast that their beans come from Colombia.

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* Coffee producers often boast that their beans come from Colombia.Colombia, Kenya, or Costa Rica.
7th Apr '17 3:56:00 PM nombretomado
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** The lone exception is the French, who 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.) 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.

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** The lone exception is the French, who 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.) 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 UsefulNotes/ThePond in the form of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement of the late '60s and '70s.
10th Mar '17 3:07:51 PM StFan
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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."
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What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.
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** 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."
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really? So what would he call it?"
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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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* ''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!\\
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'''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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--> '''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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'''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.
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