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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.
5th Apr '17 8:27:57 AM AdelePotter
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** Also, people who work in local government and/or public service, mainly due to being able to relate to Leslie's struggles as she tries to get something (anything!) done.
** And people who grew up in Midwestern, flyover, conservative, under-educated towns that Pawnee satirizes. The general sentiment is, "They're not exaggerating as much as you'd think."
30th Mar '17 6:51:58 AM hszmv1
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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.
27th Mar '17 3:22:51 PM Mineboot45
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* VideoGame/{{Broforce}} is an AffectionateParody of American action films that was made by a dev team based in Africa. It also has a rating of Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam, and many Americans practically fell in love with it.

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* VideoGame/{{Broforce}} ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}'' is an AffectionateParody of American action films that was made by a dev team based in Africa. It also has a rating of Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam, and many Americans practically fell in love with it.
27th Mar '17 3:20:01 PM Mineboot45
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** In the time period when Speedy was created, Mexico wasn't so different from the way how the country is depicted in the cartoons, albeit in a very, well, [[CaptainObvious cartoony]] way. The country was recovering from the scars from both the UsefulNotes/MexicanRevolution and the Cristero War and most of the country, barring Mexico City, Guadalajara and few other cities from the southern side of the country consisted mostly of small, poor towns populated by peasants, workers, and other low class people, some of them dressed in more or less the same kind of clothes as those used in the series. This fact is normally taught in Mexican history books and by many of the still living relatives who lived in that time period, before the country started its restoration in the 1950's. Even if the cartoons showed an stereotypical version of Mexico, at least that version was a ''very honest'' (if a very wacky) one, especially for the people who lived in that period during their childhood or teenage years. Heck, many old Mexicans who lived in that time claimed to have meet someone like Speedy (minus the "Speed" thing) somewhere in their lives.

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** In the time period when Speedy was created, Mexico wasn't so different from the way how the country is depicted in the cartoons, albeit in a very, well, [[CaptainObvious cartoony]] way. The country was recovering from the scars from both the UsefulNotes/MexicanRevolution Mexican Revolution and the Cristero War and most of the country, barring Mexico City, Guadalajara and few other cities from the southern side of the country consisted mostly of small, poor towns populated by peasants, workers, and other low class people, some of them dressed in more or less the same kind of clothes as those used in the series. This fact is normally taught in Mexican history books and by many of the still living relatives who lived in that time period, before the country started its restoration in the 1950's. Even if the cartoons showed an stereotypical version of Mexico, at least that version was a ''very honest'' (if a very wacky) one, especially for the people who lived in that period during their childhood or teenage years. Heck, many old Mexicans who lived in that time claimed to have meet someone like Speedy (minus the "Speed" thing) somewhere in their lives.
26th Mar '17 9:25:17 AM DouglasFir
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** Many fans with disabilities love ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Sure, the franchise uses things like the word "gimpy", and there's beem some criticism about using animals as a stand-in for representation. But it's also one of the few major mainstream film series to have many characters with disabilities (who vary in both condition ''and'' characterization), and for the most part, it's handled well. Dory's condition may often be played for laughs, but the movies as a whole are comedies anyway, and both films balance it out by throwing in a CerebusRetcon.

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** Many fans with disabilities love ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Sure, the franchise uses things like the word "gimpy", and there's beem been some criticism about using animals as a stand-in for representation. But it's also one of the few major mainstream film series to have many characters with disabilities (who vary in both condition ''and'' characterization), and for the most part, it's handled well. Dory's condition may often be played for laughs, but the movies as a whole are comedies anyway, and both films balance it out by throwing in a CerebusRetcon.
25th Mar '17 8:05:14 PM ErikModi
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** Similarly, Jeff Dunham was concerned that "Sweet Daddy Dee!", a caricature of African-American pimp culture, would be seen as offensive, particularly in areas like New York and Los Angeles with a far higher concentration of African-Americans. He quickly found that Sweet Daddy Dee performs much ''better'' in those areas, since the stereotype he's poking fun at is better-known.
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