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27th Jun '16 3:23:16 AM AgProv
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* The ''Series/{{Backstrom}}'' novels about a useless and unappealing inept copper in Sweden, remade and recast in Portland for US television. The original novels are set largely in Stockholm and via the appallingly racist and cloddish Ewart Bäckström, shed light on Swedish prejudices about everybody else - including a cast of immigrants and other Scandinavians from neighbouring countries.
28th Apr '16 10:00:48 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle appears to be on a Norwegian fjord. We have character names like "Anna", "Elsa", "Sven", etc. Kristoff is conspicuously dressed in Sami-style clothing, and even has a reindeer as a best friend. Anna and Elsa also have a rather nordic ethnic look to them.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle appears to be on a Norwegian fjord. We Anna and Elsa have character names like "Anna", "Elsa", "Sven", etc.a rather nordic ethnic look to them. Kristoff is conspicuously dressed in Sami-style clothing, and even has a reindeer as a best friend. Anna and Elsa also have a rather nordic ethnic look to them.
10th Feb '16 12:25:11 PM DaibhidC
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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''

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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''. A few strips have suggested he's Norwegian, but mostly he's just a Viking, from Vikingland.
14th Jan '16 10:51:43 AM FF32
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* ForeignExchangeStudent Gustav from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' claims to hail from the ''country'' of Scandinavia, where "[[HornyVikings vikings]] teach gym class, and everyone has a pet [[PolarBearsAndPenguins penguin]]". It eventually turns out that he is [[FakeNationality an American pretending to be Scandinavian]] so he can refine his meatball recipe.
21st Dec '15 2:19:16 AM Novina
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On the rare occasions when negative stereotypes of Scandinavians are shown, the stereotype of choice is to portray them as painfully naive. Finns (who, by the way, are ''not'' genuinely Scandinavian, but more of a North Eurasian (Uralic) people related to Scandinavians, but also the Sámi (= the "Lapps"), the [[UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}} Estonians]] and the [[UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} Hungarians]]) are known to be [[KnifeNut violent]] when their BerserkButton is pressed.

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On the rare occasions when negative stereotypes of Scandinavians are shown, the stereotype of choice is to portray them as painfully naive. Finns (who, by the way, are ''not'' genuinely Scandinavian, but more of a North Eurasian (Uralic) people not related to the other Scandinavians, but also the Sámi (= the "Lapps"), being Uralic, like the [[UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}} Estonians]] and the [[UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} Hungarians]]) Hungarians]], instead of Germanic) are known to be [[KnifeNut violent]] when their BerserkButton is pressed.
4th Dec '15 9:10:15 PM FF32
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* ''WesternAnimation/VickyTheViking''

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* ''WesternAnimation/VickyTheViking''''Literature/VickyTheViking''
3rd Dec '15 4:08:12 PM StFan
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* The EnsembleDarkHorse Nordics in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' are rather attractive, both purposely by the creator and in countless fanarts.
** Subverted with Sweden and Denmark. While both are handsome, tall and blond, Sweden is [[TheStoic reserved]] and [[FaceOfAThug sort of]] [[DeathGlare terrifying]], while Denmark is an alcoholic that may or may not be a [[AxCrazy crazy]] StepfordSmiler.

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* The EnsembleDarkHorse Nordics Swedish Bikini Team, who first appeared in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' are Old Milwaukee beer commercials and became something of a pop-culture phenomenon in the early '90s.
* Creator/JohnCleese made a commercial for the Norwegian Tourist Board. It's rife with stereotypes; the "everyone skiing" one is
rather attractive, both purposely by the creator and in countless fanarts.
** Subverted with Sweden and Denmark. While both are handsome, tall and blond, Sweden is [[TheStoic reserved]] and [[FaceOfAThug sort of]] [[DeathGlare terrifying]], while Denmark is an alcoholic that may or may not be a [[AxCrazy crazy]] StepfordSmiler.
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* The Swedish Bikini Team, who first appeared in Old Milwaukee beer commercials and became something of a pop-culture phenomenon in the early '90s.
* Creator/JohnCleese made a commercial for the Norwegian Tourist Board. It's rife with stereotypes; the "everyone skiing" one is rather prominent.

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* The Swedish Bikini Team, who first appeared EnsembleDarkHorse Nordics in Old Milwaukee beer commercials and became something of a pop-culture phenomenon in the early '90s.
* Creator/JohnCleese made a commercial for the Norwegian Tourist Board. It's rife with stereotypes; the "everyone skiing" one is
''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' are rather prominent. attractive, both purposely by the creator and in countless fanarts.
** Subverted with Sweden and Denmark. While both are handsome, tall and blond, Sweden is [[TheStoic reserved]] and [[FaceOfAThug sort of]] [[DeathGlare terrifying]], while Denmark is an alcoholic that may or may not be a [[AxCrazy crazy]] StepfordSmiler.



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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle appears to be on a Norwegian fjord. We have character names like "Anna", "Elsa", "Sven", etc. Kristoff is conspicuously dressed in Sami-style clothing, and even has a reindeer as a best friend. Anna and Elsa also have a rather nordic ethnic look to them.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle appears to be on a Norwegian fjord. We have character names like "Anna", "Elsa", "Sven", etc. Kristoff is conspicuously dressed in Sami-style clothing, and even has a reindeer as a best friend. Anna and Elsa also have a rather nordic ethnic look to them.''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''



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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle appears to be on a Norwegian fjord. We have character names like "Anna", "Elsa", "Sven", etc. Kristoff is conspicuously dressed in Sami-style clothing, and even has a reindeer as a best friend. Anna and Elsa also have a rather nordic ethnic look to them.



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-->'''Ophelia''' ''(In disguise)'': Hello I am Inga, from Sweden!
-->'''Coleman''' ''(Disguised, more accurately, as a priest)'': But you're wearing...[[{{Oktoberfest}} Lederhosen..?]]

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-->'''Ophelia''' ''(In disguise)'': -->'''Ophelia:''' (''in disguise'') Hello I am Inga, from Sweden!
-->'''Coleman''' ''(Disguised,
Sweden!\\
'''Coleman:''' (''disguised,
more accurately, as a priest)'': priest'') But you're wearing...[[{{Oktoberfest}} Lederhosen..?]]



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* ''HagarTheHorrible''
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24th Sep '15 7:46:02 PM nlpnt
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A sort of generic northern blend of UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}, UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Greenland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}, UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} and UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. [[note]]In a few truly horrible examples, Sweden and ''UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}'' are conflated, even though Switzerland is Alpine, not even vaguely Scandinavian. The same thing occasionally happens to Denmark and UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands (due to the words "Danish" and "Dutch" sounding vaguely similar).[[/note]] [[PlanetofHats Everyone is]] liberal, [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blond]] and [[SexyScandinavian absolutely gorgeous]]. The streets are clean, the people are intelligent and creative, it always snows, they have Ikea and saunas, and the area pumps out an amazing amount of hot foreign exchange students (both male and female) with cute accents to tempt American high school students. The chances of meeting a pair of beautiful, buxom, blonde twins who won't rule out a {{Twincest}}uous [[TwinThreesomeFantasy threesome]] with any given tourist is [[EuropeansAreKinky uncannily high]]. Everything is ridiculously expensive by the standards of anywhere else (including the rest of Europe), but that's OK, because higher education is free and so is healthcare.

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A sort of generic northern blend of UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}, UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Greenland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}, UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} and UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}. [[note]]In a few truly horrible examples, Sweden and ''UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}'' are conflated, even though Switzerland is Alpine, not even vaguely Scandinavian. The same thing occasionally happens to Denmark and UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands (due to the words "Danish" and "Dutch" sounding vaguely similar).[[/note]] similar. And let's not even get into Austria and Australia...)[[/note]] [[PlanetofHats Everyone is]] liberal, [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blond]] and [[SexyScandinavian absolutely gorgeous]]. The streets are clean, the people are intelligent and creative, it always snows, they have Ikea and saunas, and the area pumps out an amazing amount of hot foreign exchange students (both male and female) with cute accents to tempt American high school students. The chances of meeting a pair of beautiful, buxom, blonde twins who won't rule out a {{Twincest}}uous [[TwinThreesomeFantasy threesome]] with any given tourist is [[EuropeansAreKinky uncannily high]]. Everything is ridiculously expensive by the standards of anywhere else (including the rest of Europe), but that's OK, because higher education is free and so is healthcare.
22nd Sep '15 8:54:58 PM nombretomado
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Going back a little farther in time, one might have seen the region crawling with [[NorseMythology Valkyries]], [[HornyVikings Vikings]] and [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]].

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Going back a little farther in time, one might have seen the region crawling with [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Valkyries]], [[HornyVikings Vikings]] and [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]].
5th Aug '15 3:51:31 PM eroock
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->''My name is Inga, and I'm from Sweden,\\

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->''My ->''"My name is Inga, and I'm from Sweden,\\



I can show you how to party too!''
-->--Inga From Sweden, "My Name is Inga"

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I can show you how to party too!''
-->--Inga
too!"''
-->-- Inga
From Sweden, "My Name is Inga"
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