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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!"
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3rd Dec '16 2:25:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"

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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' ''WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"
3rd Dec '16 2:22:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"

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* Parodied with a vengeance by ''MyWayEntertainment,'' ''Series/MyWayEntertainment,'' going beyond the simple ethnic color-coding to reveal that the Black Ranger is a crack dealer and the Yellow Ranger speaks largely in takeout/massage solicitations. Oddly enough, the evil clone of the Black Ranger is Modern Minstrelsy taken UpToEleven, with quotes such as "Oh yeah, chicken and watermelon!" and "Now it's time for the black-on-black crime!"



* ''Film/TheProducers'' (as well as its film adaptation) does this with homosexual stereotypes, to such a ludicrous extent that there's no way ''any'' contemporary audience could think it was intended in seriousness. ([[PoesLaw Right?]])

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* ''Film/TheProducers'' ''Theatre/TheProducers'' (as well as its film adaptation) does this with homosexual stereotypes, to such a ludicrous extent that there's no way ''any'' contemporary audience could think it was intended in seriousness. ([[PoesLaw Right?]])



* ''{{Sealab 2021}}'' even poked fun at itself for doing this. In a lounge song, no less. "Too dumb to be sarcastic so we keep provoking / make fun of minorities because of our inferiority / but it doesn't matter, we're only joking!"

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* ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' even poked fun at itself for doing this. In a lounge song, no less. "Too dumb to be sarcastic so we keep provoking / make fun of minorities because of our inferiority / but it doesn't matter, we're only joking!"
3rd Dec '16 2:21:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider�who were broad Latino stereotypes�were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.

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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spider�who Spider--who were broad Latino stereotypes�were stereotypes--were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.
3rd Dec '16 2:21:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spiderówho were broad Latino stereotypesówere all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.

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* The Spirit of Jazz from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'', a demented Voodoo god of jazz, as well as the two guitar players Rudi and Spiderówho Spider�who were broad Latino stereotypesówere stereotypes�were all played by White guys ([[BlackFace wearing black or brown makeup]] ). Then again, ''Boosh'' has a very small cast so those actors tend to play ''everyone''.



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