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15th Jan '18 1:24:16 AM Cryoclaste
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No connection to [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]].

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No connection to [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]].
9th Dec '17 1:14:37 AM Lanes17B
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** Not helping matters is that the first name Apu came from the main character of the "Apu" trilogy, a series of epic films from India that chronicles a man's life's journey from child into adulthood, while the last name came from a phrase that roughly translates into English as "nonsense" or "bullshit."
9th Dec '17 1:13:15 AM Lanes17B
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* Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has been accused of this.
** Not helping matters is that the first name Apu came from the main character of the "Apu" trilogy, a series of epic films from India that chronicles a man's life's journey from child into adulthood, while the last name came from a phrase that roughly translates into English as "nonsense" or "bullshit."
8th Nov '17 4:23:15 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* WebVideo/AndreTheBlackNerd
25th Jul '17 12:38:40 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Creator/DaveChappelle saw later episodes of [[Series/ChappellesShow his own show]] as this, which prompted him to quit. The specific moment that Chappelle began to feel his show had crossed to TheDarkSide was in the "Pixies" sketch, depicting pixies representing racial stereotypes telling regular people of various races to live out those stereotypes. The pixie for black people, played by Chappelle, is a ridiculously offensive shuckin'-an'-jivin' blackface minstrel. Chappelle reported watching a white crew member's reaction to the bit and being made deeply uncomfortable by his laughter.

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* Creator/DaveChappelle saw later episodes of [[Series/ChappellesShow his own show]] as this, which caused him to become disillusioned with the project and eventually prompted him to quit.suddenly shut it down just before the start of a planned third season. The specific moment that Chappelle began to feel his show had crossed to TheDarkSide was in the "Pixies" sketch, depicting pixies representing racial stereotypes telling regular people of various races to live out those stereotypes. The pixie for black people, played by Chappelle, is a ridiculously offensive shuckin'-an'-jivin' blackface minstrel. Chappelle reported watching a white crew member's reaction to the bit and being made deeply uncomfortable by his laughter.
3rd Jun '17 3:48:00 PM germanlureag
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Speedy Gonzales]]''. The Mexican mice in the show are all lazy and useless, playing on the "lazy Mexicans" stereotype. It was considered ironic that Speedy is a complete inversion of the stereotype, which was supposed to be the appeal. The character proved [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales very popular in Latin America]] because of the heroic qualities of Speedy himself.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Speedy Gonzales]]''. The Some Mexican mice in the show are all lazy and useless, playing on the "lazy Mexicans" stereotype.drunk. It was considered ironic that Speedy is a complete inversion of the stereotype, which was supposed to be the appeal. The character proved [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales very popular in Latin America]] because of the heroic qualities of Speedy himself.
30th May '17 6:32:13 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' series runs on this. The various opponent boxers all come from different countries, and [[AllStereotypeCast each of them is an obvious stereotype]] of their respective nation. This ranges from Frenchman Glass Joe being a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys weak fighter]], Spaniard Don Flamenco being a dashing bullfighter who knows how to dance, and Russian Soda Popinski who [[DrunkOnMilk drinks a lot of soft drinks]] in an E-rated send-up of the vodka-chugging Russian. In the Wii iteration, the characters are, if anything, more stereotypical than in previous installments, though any potential offensiveness is, at least, highly mitigated thanks to each character [[BilingualBonus being voiced in their native language]].

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* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' series runs on this. The various opponent boxers all come from different countries, and [[AllStereotypeCast each of them is an obvious stereotype]] of their respective nation. This ranges from Frenchman Glass Joe being a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys weak fighter]], Spaniard Don Flamenco being a [[DashingHispanic dashing bullfighter bullfighter]] who knows how to dance, and Russian Soda Popinski who [[DrunkOnMilk drinks a lot of soft drinks]] in an E-rated send-up of the [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka-chugging Russian.Russian]]. In the Wii iteration, the characters are, if anything, more stereotypical than in previous installments, though any potential offensiveness is, at least, highly mitigated thanks to each character [[BilingualBonus being voiced in their native language]].
13th May '17 8:43:13 PM WaxingName
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* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' series runs on this. The various opponent boxers all come from different countries, and [[AllStereotypeCast each of them is an obvious stereotype]] of their respective nation. This ranges from Frenchman Glass Joe being a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys weak fighter]], Spaniard Don Flamenco being a dashing bullfighter who knows how to dance, and Russian Soda Popinski who [[DrunkOnMilk drinks a lot of soft drinks]] in an E-rated send-up of the vodka-chugging Russian. In the Wii iteration, the characters are, if anything, more stereotypical than in previous installments, though any potential offensiveness is, at least, highly mitigated thanks to each character [[BilingualBonus being voiced in their native language]].
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19th Jan '17 9:40:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The Pirate Lords in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' are all rather...ethnic. Chow Yun-Fat commented in the press about being a "good boy" and portraying the Orientalist stereotype that was his character. Most of his role was [[BannedInChina cut by Chinese censors]].

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* The Pirate Lords in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' are all rather... ethnic. Chow Yun-Fat commented in the press about being a "good boy" and portraying the Orientalist stereotype that was his character. Most of his role was [[BannedInChina cut by Chinese censors]].
9th Jan '17 7:59:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Pro wrestling is the only medium where the WildSamoan is just expected, but a gimmick the fans have openly embraced, mainly because the trope namers were so talented and their family so pervasive among the various members of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, former or otherwise. That said, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''did'' come under fire for trying to force the wild Samoan gimmick on Wrestling/SamoaJoe.

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\n* Pro wrestling is the only medium genre where the WildSamoan is not just expected, but a gimmick the fans have openly embraced, mainly because the trope namers were so talented and their family so pervasive among the various members of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, former or otherwise. That said, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 and Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''did'' come under fire for trying to force the wild Samoan gimmick on Wrestling/SamoaJoe.



* R-Truth raps on the way to the ring and shouts "Whassup?!" And during his brief FaceHeelTurn, he adopted what came off as an uncomfortably ''literal'' minstrel shtick: "I'm a [[FunetikAksent gewwwwwd]] R-Truth!"

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* R-Truth Wrestling/{{R|onKillings}}-Truth raps on the way to the ring and shouts "Whassup?!" "Whassup?!", which itself is pretty mild compared to his bad toothed "Pretty Ricky" gimmick. And during his brief FaceHeelTurn, he adopted what came off as an uncomfortably ''literal'' minstrel shtick: "I'm a [[FunetikAksent gewwwwwd]] R-Truth!"
R-Truth!"









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