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29th Apr '17 4:18:41 AM Occidensill
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* Many Asian-American critics dislike the Franchise/CharlieChan franchise because of its {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, {{Yellowface}} (despite in the first iteration, the actor was actually 1/4 Mongolian), misrepresentation of Chinese culture, [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish broken English]], and the title character's alleged subservience to whites. However, he's also a brilliant, law-abiding detective [[FairForItsDay in a time]] where most Chinese characters were [[YellowPeril villains]] and some of his Ice Cream Koans are ActuallyPrettyFunny. Plus, Chan is the hero of series, always defeating the villain. Also, while Chan is a stereotype, his children are shown as being all-American kids and were played by actual Asian actors. This has earned the franchise a few Asian-American defenders, including actor Keye Luke (who would voice his [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan animated equivalent]]). Also, the series was enormously popular in East Asia. The popularity in East Asia could also due to ValuesDissonance. The use of color-face (blackface, whiteface, yellowface) isn't seen as offensive as in the US, especially if it's not used spitefully. A commercial by Nippon Airline had an actor dressing up in whiteface for a gag, and most Japanese didn't see the problem (it wasn't clear if there was a difference between the opinions of white and yellow Japanese, since only nationality was noted, not the race), and an English competition in China featured middle school students dressed as "foreigners".

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* Many Asian-American critics dislike the Franchise/CharlieChan franchise because of its {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, {{Yellowface}} (despite in the first iteration, the actor was actually 1/4 Mongolian), misrepresentation of Chinese culture, [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish broken English]], and the title character's alleged subservience to whites. However, he's also a brilliant, law-abiding detective [[FairForItsDay in a time]] where most Chinese characters were [[YellowPeril villains]] and some of his Ice Cream Koans are ActuallyPrettyFunny. Plus, Chan is the hero of series, always defeating the villain. Also, while Chan is a stereotype, his children are shown as being all-American kids and were played by actual Asian actors. This has earned the franchise a few Asian-American defenders, including actor Keye Luke (who would voice his [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan animated equivalent]]). Also, the series was enormously popular in East Asia. The popularity in East Asia could also due to ValuesDissonance. The use of color-face (blackface, whiteface, yellowface) isn't seen as offensive as in the US, especially if it's not used spitefully. A commercial by Nippon Airline had an actor dressing up in whiteface for a gag, and most Japanese didn't see the problem (it wasn't clear if there was a difference between the opinions of white and yellow Japanese, since only nationality was noted, not the race), problem, and an English competition in China featured middle school students dressed as "foreigners".
28th Apr '17 9:38:27 AM KoopaKid17
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** Zephyr Breeze is this [[BaseBreakingCharacter for half of the fan base at least]]. Those who related to crippling fear of failure saw his featured episode as a well-thought out grown-up learning experience.

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** Zephyr Breeze is this [[BaseBreakingCharacter for half of the fan base at least]]. Those who related to his crippling fear of failure saw his featured episode as a well-thought out grown-up learning experience.
27th Apr '17 9:09:49 PM KoopaKid17
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** Zephyr Breeze is this [[BaseBreakingCharacter for half of the fan base at least]]. Those who related to crippling fear of failure saw his featured episode as a well-thought out grown-up learning experience.
27th Apr '17 8:42:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's [[WatchItStoned great to laugh at while high]]. Its ironic popularity eventually earned it an AffectionateParody in ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.

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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's [[WatchItStoned great to laugh at while high]]. Its ironic popularity eventually earned it an AffectionateParody in the form of ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.
27th Apr '17 8:41:13 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's great to laugh at while high. Its ironic popularity eventually earned it an AffectionateParody in ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.

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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's [[WatchItStoned great to laugh at while high.high]]. Its ironic popularity eventually earned it an AffectionateParody in ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.
27th Apr '17 4:39:01 AM name_already_chosen
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* The stereotype exists in the targeted culture itself, often as something positive or mildly self-deprecating. They may even agree that there's enough truth to it that it's not offensive.

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* The stereotype exists in the targeted culture itself, often as something positive or mildly self-deprecating. They may even agree that there's enough truth to it that it's not offensive.
offensive -- for example, the humor of JeffFoxworthy, BillEngval, and LarryTheCableGuy.
24th Apr '17 8:56:48 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''{{WesternAnimation/Moana}}'' has lots of fans in Hawaii and Polynesian countries like New Zealand. Much like Brave, it helped that many cast members had Polynesian ancestry -- Dwayne Johnson is of Samoan descent, Jemaine Clement's mother was Maori, and Auli'i Cravalho (in her breakthrough role as Moana) is Hawaiian. That isn't to say the film doesn't have its critics. One complaint was Maui's portrayal as [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigFun a fat Polynesian]]-- a New Zealand author compared him unfavorably to ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}''.

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** ''{{WesternAnimation/Moana}}'' has lots of fans in Hawaii and Polynesian countries like New Zealand. Much like Brave, it helped that many cast members had Polynesian ancestry -- Dwayne Johnson Wrestling/DwayneJohnson is of Samoan descent, Jemaine Clement's mother was Maori, and Auli'i Cravalho (in her breakthrough role as Moana) is Hawaiian. That isn't to say the film doesn't have its critics. One complaint was Maui's portrayal as [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigFun a fat Polynesian]]-- Polynesian]] -- a New Zealand author compared him unfavorably to ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}''.



* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's great to laugh at while high. Its ironic popularity is to the point where it gained an AffectionateParody in ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.

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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's great to laugh at while high. Its ironic popularity is to the point where eventually earned it gained an AffectionateParody in ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.
23rd Apr '17 4:02:08 PM nombretomado
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* [[TomSelleck Quigley]] from ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'' is, according to a former US Marine sniper that this troper is associated with, "the man we all want to be." In fact, the act of killing two targets with a single bullet is referred to as a "Quigley" in sniper parlance.

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* [[TomSelleck [[Creator/TomSelleck Quigley]] from ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'' is, according to a former US Marine sniper that this troper is associated with, "the man we all want to be." In fact, the act of killing two targets with a single bullet is referred to as a "Quigley" in sniper parlance.
18th Apr '17 5:23:43 PM leidbag
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* The ''VideoGame/Civilization'' series tends to find fans who enjoy the portrayal of their home country. It helps that the games tend to focus on generally popular leaders and periods of historical importance and generally plays the civs based on better times in their history. Depending on the Civ, it may also combine with grateful for any portrayal at all, let alone a well researched one that plays on positive stereotypes. Special mention should be made of Polish Players of Civ V and VI, which includes a Poland Civilization. The Civ was included because the game has a huge playerbase in Poland and the Polish Players love that they were acknowledge and given a very competatively viable Civ to boot. Germans tend to enjoy that the game refuses to portray them as ThoseWackyNazis while still playing them as a military and industrial powerhouse. Overall, Civ VI is especially well received as the leaders selected are almost all better known for their diplomacy than their military prowess.

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* The ''VideoGame/Civilization'' ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series tends to find fans who enjoy the portrayal of their home country. It helps that the games tend to focus on generally popular leaders and periods of historical importance and generally plays the civs based on better times in their history. Depending on the Civ, it may also combine with grateful for any portrayal at all, let alone a well researched one that plays on positive stereotypes. Special mention should be made of Polish Players of Civ V and VI, which includes a Poland Civilization. The Civ was included because the game has a huge playerbase in Poland and the Polish Players love that they were acknowledge and given a very competatively competitively viable Civ to boot. Germans tend to enjoy that the game refuses to portray them as ThoseWackyNazis while still playing them as a military and industrial powerhouse. Overall, Civ VI is especially well received as the leaders selected are almost all better known for their diplomacy than their military prowess.
6th Apr '17 5:14:23 PM danlansdowne
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* The 1943 German [[Film/{{Titanic 1943}} Titanic]] films was pretty popular in The Soviet Union even tough it's a Nazi Propaganda film.

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* The 1943 German [[Film/{{Titanic 1943}} Titanic]] films was pretty popular in The Soviet Union even tough though it's a Nazi Propaganda film.
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