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22nd Feb '18 1:18:01 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''Webcomice/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' While Generictown's location is [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield left deliberately ambiguous,]] it has a Midwestern vibe to it, and Bob definitely fits this personality type, particularly in the aspect of not wanting to make a big deal of anything.

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* ''Webcomice/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' While Generictown's location is [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield left deliberately ambiguous,]] it has a Midwestern vibe to it, and Bob definitely fits this personality type, particularly in the aspect of not wanting to make a big deal of anything.
21st Nov '17 10:53:41 AM RedScharlach
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* Marshall from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a GentleGiant from Minnesota, although his hometown isn't portrayed as any more polite than anywhere else. This is the focus of one episode in particular showing how much his personality clashes with the signifigantly more cynical and street-smart New York, to the point that Marshall accidently helps two guys ''rob an apartment'' because he thought they were just moving. On the other hand, the fairly tough and aggressive Robin comes from the ridiculously polite land of [[CanadaEh Canada]].

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* Marshall from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a GentleGiant from Minnesota, although his hometown isn't portrayed as any more polite than anywhere else. This is the focus of one episode in particular showing how much his personality clashes with the signifigantly significantly more cynical and street-smart New York, to the point that Marshall accidently accidentally helps two guys ''rob an apartment'' because he thought they were just moving. On the other hand, the fairly tough and aggressive Robin comes from the ridiculously polite land of [[CanadaEh Canada]].



** In a aversion of the trope, Marshall and his brothers as teenagers are shown to regularly fight with such ferocity that they make ''Film/FightClub'' look tame (unwillingly in Marshall's case as his older brothers used to bully the hell out of him).

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** In a an aversion of the trope, Marshall and his brothers as teenagers are shown to regularly fight with such ferocity that they make ''Film/FightClub'' look tame (unwillingly in Marshall's case as his older brothers used to bully the hell out of him).
4th Oct '17 1:42:42 PM DaibhidC
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->'''Donna Hanscum:''' What the H-E-double hockey sticks, Jodie?

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->'''Donna -->'''Donna Hanscum:''' What the H-E-double hockey sticks, Jodie?




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* In the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/ThatWackyRedhead'', there's an in-universe 1985 sitcom (called ''Valerie'' and starring Valerie Harper, but nothing like the OTL sitcom of that name) in which Edie [=McClurg=] (see above) plays Valerie's boss's secretary, who is portrayed as cheerful, friendly and ''completely implacable''. And saying "you betcha!"



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', at a summit of ponies representing cities across Equestria, the representative from the city of [[PunnyName Whinnyapolis]] is shown to be friendly, polite, and when angered, massively passive-aggressive. Her scenes show her alongside the blunt, gruff representative from [[BigApplesauce Manehattan]], for maximum contrast.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', at a summit of ponies representing cities across Equestria, the representative from the city of [[PunnyName Whinnyapolis]] is shown to be friendly, polite, and when angered, massively passive-aggressive. Her scenes show her alongside the blunt, gruff representative from [[BigApplesauce Manehattan]], for maximum contrast.
contrast. She seems to be at least partially based on [[Film/{{Fargo}} Marge Gunderson]].
18th Sep '17 6:47:44 AM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/NewInTown'' is of the "irritated by constant politeness" variety, with JerkAss Miami business executive ReneeZellweger being [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned to Minnesota]] to close down the local food processing plant. Of course, the constant niceness ends up softening her by the film's end.

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* ''Film/NewInTown'' is of the "irritated by constant politeness" variety, with JerkAss {{Jerkass}} Miami business executive ReneeZellweger Lucy Hill (Creator/ReneeZellweger) being [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned to Minnesota]] to close down the local food processing plant. Of course, the constant niceness ends up softening her by the film's end.



* Grace (Edie [=McClurg=]), the principal's secretary in ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'', talks with the standard Minnesota Nice accent and may well be a native Minnesotan, as the movie is set in Chicago, Illinois (a mere two states away). However, she subverts the trope by secretly being mean and nasty, [[BitchInSheepsClothing saying rude things about people when they aren't around]].

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* Grace (Edie [=McClurg=]), the principal's secretary in ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'', ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', talks with the standard Minnesota Nice accent and may well be a native Minnesotan, as the movie is set in Chicago, Illinois (a mere two states away). However, she subverts the trope by secretly being mean and nasty, [[BitchInSheepsClothing saying rude things about people when they aren't around]].
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24th Aug '17 7:52:34 PM Mullon
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** And averted with the rest of the series, which takes place in Pawnee, Indiana, whose population is by and large sort-sighted, bigoted, gullible, fearful, and really ''really'' stupid.

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** And averted with the rest of the series, which takes place in Pawnee, Indiana, whose population is by and large sort-sighted, short-sighted, bigoted, gullible, fearful, and really ''really'' stupid.
26th Jul '17 2:18:34 PM Mullon
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** And averted with the rest of the series, which takes place in Pawnee, Indiana, whose population is by and large sort-sighted, bigoted, gullible, fearful, and really ''really'' stupid.
24th Jul '17 3:46:10 PM stephrose
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** Also, Maude Flanders.
24th Jun '17 2:12:57 AM Piterpicher
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* Crossing MinnesotaNice and JapanesePoliteness explains a lot about {{Seattle}}, which has a healthy influence from both. Transplants to the city complain about the "Seattle Freeze" where the natives are terribly polite in helping you to carry a heavy shopping bag or find a lost dog, but rather cool and reserved to anyone they don't know well.

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* Crossing MinnesotaNice and JapanesePoliteness explains a lot about {{Seattle}}, UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, which has a healthy influence from both. Transplants to the city complain about the "Seattle Freeze" where the natives are terribly polite in helping you to carry a heavy shopping bag or find a lost dog, but rather cool and reserved to anyone they don't know well.
17th Jun '17 2:31:52 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Inverted in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', which has an entire song titled "Iowa Stubborn" that portrays Iowa as an entire state of {{tsundere}}s.

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* Inverted in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', which has an entire ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' inverts this trope with the song titled "Iowa Stubborn" that portrays Stubborn," portraying Iowa as an entire state of {{tsundere}}s.
6th May '17 12:12:46 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''Webcomice/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' While Generictown's location is [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield left deliberately ambiguous,]] it has a Midwestern vibe to it, and Bob definitely fits this personality type, particularly in the aspect of not wanting to make a big deal of anything.

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