History Main / Oktoberfest

16th Jul '17 11:09:09 AM nombretomado
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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. Hollywood and TV then ran with this selective memory. [[note]] A British joke about post-WW2 occupation is "The French got the wine. The Russians got the women. the Americans got the scenery. '''We''' got the rubble.[[/note]] Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].

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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. Hollywood and TV then ran with this selective memory. [[note]] A British joke about post-WW2 post-[=WW2=] occupation is "The French got the wine. The Russians got the women. the Americans got the scenery. '''We''' got the rubble.[[/note]] Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].
17th Jun '17 1:49:50 PM nombretomado
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In Germany, everyone is fat, constantly [[GermanPeculiarities drunk on beer]], dressed in lederhosen suspenders, eats nothing but sausages and pretzels, and gets totally ticked off [[Series/FawltyTowers whenever somebody mentions]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The War]]. If you're lucky, you might get a mention of more recent events - such as the BerlinWall and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff David Hasselhoff]].

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In Germany, everyone is fat, constantly [[GermanPeculiarities drunk on beer]], dressed in lederhosen suspenders, eats nothing but sausages and pretzels, and gets totally ticked off [[Series/FawltyTowers whenever somebody mentions]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The War]]. If you're lucky, you might get a mention of more recent events - such as the BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall and [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff David Hasselhoff]].
17th Jun '17 6:21:26 AM Spindriver
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* The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' includes a scenario, "Sektoberfest in NoThingfjord", which combines the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s version of Oktoberfest with HornyVikings and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n backpackers, among other things.

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* The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' includes a scenario, "Sektoberfest in NoThingfjord", [=NoThingfjord"=], which combines the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s version of Oktoberfest with HornyVikings and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n backpackers, among other things.
17th Jun '17 6:19:25 AM Spindriver
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* The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' includes a scenario, "Sektoberfest in NoThingfjord", which combines the Literature/{{Discworld}}'s version of Oktoberfest with HornyVikings and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}n backpackers, among other things.
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6th Mar '17 12:15:22 AM angie710
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* An episode of ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica'' that coincided with ''actual'' Oktoberfest had it as a theme for the episode. Contestants had to make their own wurst using the meat grinder and sausage-filler attachment on a stand mixer...and use [[StockYuck natural casings]] for the sausages. There was also an appearance by a band wearing lederhosen.
25th Feb '17 2:14:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Uberwald}} is pretty much this trope. ''Quaffing''[[note]]spilling whilst swinging the mug woidly[[/note]] of beer from ornate ceramic mugs with badly secured lids, whilst singing jolly songs like ''Ich bin ein Rattedarschedschwein'', is a RunningGag

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Uberwald}} is pretty much this trope. ''Quaffing''[[note]]spilling whilst swinging the mug woidly[[/note]] of beer from ornate ceramic mugs with badly secured lids, whilst singing jolly songs like ''Ich bin ein Rattedarschedschwein'', is a RunningGag
13th Feb '17 3:28:37 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Uberwald}} is pretty much this trope. ''Quaffing'' of beer from ornate ceramic mugs with badly secured lids is a RunningGag

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Uberwald}} is pretty much this trope. ''Quaffing'' ''Quaffing''[[note]]spilling whilst swinging the mug woidly[[/note]] of beer from ornate ceramic mugs with badly secured lids lids, whilst singing jolly songs like ''Ich bin ein Rattedarschedschwein'', is a RunningGag
13th Feb '17 3:26:57 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Überwald}} is pretty much this trope.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Überwald}} {{Uberwald}} is pretty much this trope. ''Quaffing'' of beer from ornate ceramic mugs with badly secured lids is a RunningGag
13th Feb '17 3:25:01 PM AgProv
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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. hollywood and TV then ran with this selectibve memory. [[note]] A British joke about post-WW2 occupation is "The French got the wine. The Russians got the women. the Americans got the scenery. '''We''' got the rubble.[[/note]] Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].

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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. hollywood Hollywood and TV then ran with this selectibve selective memory. [[note]] A British joke about post-WW2 occupation is "The French got the wine. The Russians got the women. the Americans got the scenery. '''We''' got the rubble.[[/note]] Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].
13th Feb '17 3:24:06 PM AgProv
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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].

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This has partly to do with the fact that many American units were assigned the southern part of Germany as their occupation zone at the end of WW II and as such most of their military personnel took their experiences of bucolic Bavaria as the archetype of all things German back home. hollywood and TV then ran with this selectibve memory. [[note]] A British joke about post-WW2 occupation is "The French got the wine. The Russians got the women. the Americans got the scenery. '''We''' got the rubble.[[/note]] Another contributing factor is that a significant portion of the German immigrants to America came from the rural regions of Southern and Eastern Germany - notably Bavaria. To this day one will find German Americans proudly operating [[TheGoodOldDays traditional]] Biergartens and breaking out the Lederhosen, steins, sausage, polka, and sauerkraut at any opportunity, much to the chagrin of any modern Germans trying to shed exactly this folksy image. While the intention is an honest celebration of their heritage, it can reach a point of MisaimedFandom and SelfParody at times, similar to the enthusiasm of those of [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descent]].


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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the human population of {{Überwald}} is pretty much this trope.
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