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12th Nov '16 10:11:00 PM TitoMosquito
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "The Bus Boy" there's a fat German boy in lederhosen (an {{Expy}} of Uter). His story involved him dancing around eating food and commenting how good it was.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "The Bus Boy" there's a fat German boy in lederhosen (an {{Expy}} of Uter). His story involved him the bus boy (resembling the German boy) dancing around eating food and commenting how good it was.
9th Nov '16 1:40:14 PM jeez
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German fiction has tropes of its own regarding "Ossis und Wessis" (former [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany East]] and [[UsefulNotes/WestGermany West]] Germans respectively): Wessis are supposedly materialistic, arrogant assholes, while Ossis are usually poor, bad-tempered, lazy whiners. And UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} is the FreestateAmsterdam of Germany (which, truth be told, isn't too far off the mark--although it also has shades of [[BigApplesauce NYC]] and Washington, too).

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German fiction has tropes of its own regarding "Ossis und Wessis" (former [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany East]] and [[UsefulNotes/WestGermany West]] Germans respectively): Wessis are supposedly materialistic, arrogant assholes, while Ossis are usually poor, bad-tempered, lazy whiners. And UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} is the FreestateAmsterdam of Germany (which, truth be told, isn't too far off the mark--although it also has shades Germany, while Berlin - of course - is something of its very own [[BigApplesauce NYC]] and Washington, too).
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13th Oct '16 10:48:15 AM LtFedora
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** The subtitle in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' says "Düssel''heim''".

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** The subtitle in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' says "Düssel''heim''". Nevertheless, the town has a distinct Bavarian look.
27th Sep '16 2:50:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060920.html Here]] in ''PlusEV''.

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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060920.html Here]] in ''PlusEV''.''Webcomic/PlusEV''.
24th Sep '16 3:55:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Of course, many foreign authors discover there is more than one region of Germany. Sadly these "discoveries" tend to include regions like the [[TheLostWoods Black Forest]] where they grow cuckoo clocks, [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fairy tales]], and gingerbread houses. In {{Prussia}}, of course, the men are all {{Badass Longcoat}}s who have [[PuttingOnTheReich crew cuts, monocles, duelling scars and interrogation sessions that start with "Vays off makink you talk"]], while of course, their DistaffCounterpart TheBaroness is happy to assist. Oddly, while the stigmatic association with swastikas and blitzkrieg is fading as time progresses, this archetype seems to be [[MemeticMutation morphing]] into an image of [[GermanicEfficiency tight-laced]] [[GermanicDepressives basketcases]], {{Goth}}s, and fascistic {{Dominatrix}}es who frequent badly lit discotheques blaring ElectronicMusic, and their ways of making you talk consists of [[MostCommonSuperpower the baroness]] enacting unspeakable bondage, domination and sadomasochism. But [[CulturedWarrior be prepared to listen to a detailed history]] of UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany before ''[[ThoseWackyNazis they]]'' went and ruined it for everyone.

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Of course, many foreign authors discover there is more than one region of Germany. Sadly these "discoveries" tend to include regions like the [[TheLostWoods Black Forest]] where they grow cuckoo clocks, [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fairy tales]], and gingerbread houses. In {{Prussia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}, of course, the men are all {{Badass Longcoat}}s who have [[PuttingOnTheReich crew cuts, monocles, duelling scars and interrogation sessions that start with "Vays off makink you talk"]], while of course, their DistaffCounterpart TheBaroness is happy to assist. Oddly, while the stigmatic association with swastikas and blitzkrieg is fading as time progresses, this archetype seems to be [[MemeticMutation morphing]] into an image of [[GermanicEfficiency tight-laced]] [[GermanicDepressives basketcases]], {{Goth}}s, and fascistic {{Dominatrix}}es who frequent badly lit discotheques blaring ElectronicMusic, and their ways of making you talk consists of [[MostCommonSuperpower the baroness]] enacting unspeakable bondage, domination and sadomasochism. But [[CulturedWarrior be prepared to listen to a detailed history]] of UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany before ''[[ThoseWackyNazis they]]'' went and ruined it for everyone.



* The character Dieter Lederhosen from ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' fulfills about every non-Nazi, non-{{Prussia}}n, non-Music/{{Kraftwerk}} German stereotype. So does his family whose name is indeed Lederhosen. And although he grew up in Hazelnut (as opposed to being on student exchange), he speaks with the typical accent.

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* The character Dieter Lederhosen from ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' fulfills about every non-Nazi, non-{{Prussia}}n, non-UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}n, non-Music/{{Kraftwerk}} German stereotype. So does his family whose name is indeed Lederhosen. And although he grew up in Hazelnut (as opposed to being on student exchange), he speaks with the typical accent.
12th Sep '16 11:13:08 AM MrNickelodeon
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* [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] has an entire area themed around this, that's outright called "Oktoberfest".
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4th Sep '16 5:05:53 AM erforce
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* ''The Film/PinkPanther Strikes Again'' has the hilarious scene where Clouseau goes to the Oktoberfest and several dozen assassins from around the world accidentally kill each other while trying to kill him.

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* ''The Film/PinkPanther Strikes Again'' ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' has the hilarious scene where Clouseau goes to the Oktoberfest and several dozen assassins from around the world accidentally kill each other while trying to kill him.
2nd Sep '16 1:59:29 PM Morgenthaler
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Of course, many foreign authors discover there is more than one region of Germany. Sadly these "discoveries" tend to include regions like the [[TheLostWoods Black Forest]] where they grow cuckoo clocks, [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fairy tales]], and gingerbread houses. In {{Prussia}}, of course, the men are all {{Badass Longcoat}}s who have [[PuttingOnTheReich crew cuts, monocles, duelling scars and interrogation sessions that start with "Vays off makink you talk"]], while of course, their DistaffCounterpart TheBaroness is happy to assist. Oddly, while the stigmatic association with swastikas and blitzkrieg is fading as time progresses, this archetype seems to be [[MemeticMutation morphing]] into an image of [[GermanicEfficiency tight-laced]] [[GermanicDepressives basketcases]], {{Goth}}s, and fascistic {{Dominatrix}}es who frequent badly lit discotheques blaring ElectronicMusic, and their ways of making you talk consists of [[MostCommonSuperpower the baroness]] enacting unspeakable bondage, domination and sadomasochism. But [[CulturedWarrior be prepared to listen to a detailed history]] of ImperialGermany before ''[[ThoseWackyNazis they]]'' went and ruined it for everyone.

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Of course, many foreign authors discover there is more than one region of Germany. Sadly these "discoveries" tend to include regions like the [[TheLostWoods Black Forest]] where they grow cuckoo clocks, [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fairy tales]], and gingerbread houses. In {{Prussia}}, of course, the men are all {{Badass Longcoat}}s who have [[PuttingOnTheReich crew cuts, monocles, duelling scars and interrogation sessions that start with "Vays off makink you talk"]], while of course, their DistaffCounterpart TheBaroness is happy to assist. Oddly, while the stigmatic association with swastikas and blitzkrieg is fading as time progresses, this archetype seems to be [[MemeticMutation morphing]] into an image of [[GermanicEfficiency tight-laced]] [[GermanicDepressives basketcases]], {{Goth}}s, and fascistic {{Dominatrix}}es who frequent badly lit discotheques blaring ElectronicMusic, and their ways of making you talk consists of [[MostCommonSuperpower the baroness]] enacting unspeakable bondage, domination and sadomasochism. But [[CulturedWarrior be prepared to listen to a detailed history]] of ImperialGermany UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany before ''[[ThoseWackyNazis they]]'' went and ruined it for everyone.
26th Aug '16 3:17:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Despite being Japanese, ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' complete averts it and is actually one of the most realistic portrayals of the [[WestGermany Bonn]] and TheBerlinRepublic in non-German fiction. It even deals with the difficulties of [[EastGermany east German]] officals integrating into a new society that [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell regards their former government as criminals]], which is quite difficult to explain to outsiders.

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* Despite being Japanese, ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' complete averts it and is actually one of the most realistic portrayals of the [[WestGermany Bonn]] and TheBerlinRepublic UsefulNotes/TheBerlinRepublic in non-German fiction. It even deals with the difficulties of [[EastGermany east German]] officals integrating into a new society that [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell regards their former government as criminals]], which is quite difficult to explain to outsiders.
16th Aug '16 12:16:45 PM Knight20
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* Well... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest the Oktoberfest]], [[CaptainObvious rea]][[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lly]]. And '''''no''''', it neither celebrates beer nor does it celebrate the fact that it's October. It celebrates the jubilee of the 1810 wedding of the Bavarian Prince Ludwig I (later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, the grandfather of UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria) and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on the same spot, just outside the city limits of UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} (in 1810, that was, as the city engulfed it. Nowadays, it's in the city centre). Not that it would be an easy task to find any German who knows this.
* Cincinnati ''is'' a known example for this trope during Oktoberfests, along with many places in the world with a high German colony will become mini Oktoberfests or host similar festivals, i.e. Blumenau in Brazil and Kitchener (formerly Berlin, Ontario) in Canada.
** The Kitchener Oktoberfest is actually the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Germany.
* German songs bang on about this to the extent that the Deutschlandlied, from which one part was taken to become the '''national anthem''', has a second stanza (repeated in the chorus) to this effect:
-->Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
-->Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang.
-->'''Translation:'''
-->German Women, German loyalty,
-->German Wine and German song.
** As of 1990, only the third stanza of the Deutschlandlied is recognized as the national anthem. That's the one about unity, justice and freedom. The first stanza was deemed too nationalist to be part of the anthem of united Germany, and had the taint of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] besides (they had sung ''only'' the first stanza, and then jumped into the Horst-Wessel-Lied). The second stanza was deemed to be too drunk and informal to be the anthem of ''any'' country.
* At a cruder level, there are interminable German student songs, invariably about imbibing huge quantities of beer (''Im Schwarzen Walfisch'', ''Krambambuli'' et al), generally sung at the Kneipe, which is a sort of Oktoberfest organised by ultra-conservative German student fencing (Mensur, a crude summary would be fencing standing still, with sharp sabres, and no head protection beyond goggles. The aim is to take hits silently) Corps.
* Many breweries in the United States and other non-German countries sell seasonal craft beers to commemorate Oktoberfest. Such beers are usually premium German-style lagers that are only available during the months of September and October.
* The Japanese restaurant "Die Wurst" is Bavarian themed, with waitresses wearing "Dirndl" and "Lederhosen".
* Leavenworth Washington, which survived the decline of the timber industry by turning itself into a little Bavaria in the Cascades, is known for it's Octoberfest.

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\n[[AC:RealLife]]\n* Well... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest the Oktoberfest]], [[CaptainObvious rea]][[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lly]]. And '''''no''''', it neither celebrates beer nor does it celebrate the fact that it's October. It celebrates the jubilee of the 1810 wedding of the Bavarian Prince Ludwig I (later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, the grandfather of UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria) and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on the same spot, just outside the city limits of UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} (in 1810, that was, as the city engulfed it. Nowadays, it's in the city centre). Not that it would be an easy task to find any German who knows this.\n* Cincinnati ''is'' a known example for this trope during Oktoberfests, along with many places in the world with a high German colony will become mini Oktoberfests or host similar festivals, i.e. Blumenau in Brazil and Kitchener (formerly Berlin, Ontario) in Canada.\n** The Kitchener Oktoberfest is actually the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Germany.\n* German songs bang on about this to the extent that the Deutschlandlied, from which one part was taken to become the '''national anthem''', has a second stanza (repeated in the chorus) to this effect:\n-->Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,\n-->Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang.\n-->'''Translation:'''\n-->German Women, German loyalty,\n-->German Wine and German song.\n** As of 1990, only the third stanza of the Deutschlandlied is recognized as the national anthem. That's the one about unity, justice and freedom. The first stanza was deemed too nationalist to be part of the anthem of united Germany, and had the taint of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] besides (they had sung ''only'' the first stanza, and then jumped into the Horst-Wessel-Lied). The second stanza was deemed to be too drunk and informal to be the anthem of ''any'' country.\n* At a cruder level, there are interminable German student songs, invariably about imbibing huge quantities of beer (''Im Schwarzen Walfisch'', ''Krambambuli'' et al), generally sung at the Kneipe, which is a sort of Oktoberfest organised by ultra-conservative German student fencing (Mensur, a crude summary would be fencing standing still, with sharp sabres, and no head protection beyond goggles. The aim is to take hits silently) Corps.\n* Many breweries in the United States and other non-German countries sell seasonal craft beers to commemorate Oktoberfest. Such beers are usually premium German-style lagers that are only available during the months of September and October.\n* The Japanese restaurant "Die Wurst" is Bavarian themed, with waitresses wearing "Dirndl" and "Lederhosen". \n* Leavenworth Washington, which survived the decline of the timber industry by turning itself into a little Bavaria in the Cascades, is known for it's Octoberfest.\n\n[[AC:{{Theatre}}]][[/folder]]

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* Well... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest the Oktoberfest]], [[CaptainObvious rea]][[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lly]]. And '''''no''''', it neither celebrates beer nor does it celebrate the fact that it's October. It celebrates the jubilee of the 1810 wedding of the Bavarian Prince Ludwig I (later King Ludwig I of Bavaria, the grandfather of UsefulNotes/LudwigIIOfBavaria) and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on the same spot, just outside the city limits of UsefulNotes/{{Munich}} (in 1810, that was, as the city engulfed it. Nowadays, it's in the city centre). Not that it would be an easy task to find any German who knows this.
* Cincinnati ''is'' a known example for this trope during Oktoberfests, along with many places in the world with a high German colony will become mini Oktoberfests or host similar festivals, i.e. Blumenau in Brazil and Kitchener (formerly Berlin, Ontario) in Canada.
** The Kitchener Oktoberfest is actually the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Germany.
* German songs bang on about this to the extent that the Deutschlandlied, from which one part was taken to become the '''national anthem''', has a second stanza (repeated in the chorus) to this effect:
-->Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
-->Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang.
-->'''Translation:'''
-->German Women, German loyalty,
-->German Wine and German song.
** As of 1990, only the third stanza of the Deutschlandlied is recognized as the national anthem. That's the one about unity, justice and freedom. The first stanza was deemed too nationalist to be part of the anthem of united Germany, and had the taint of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] besides (they had sung ''only'' the first stanza, and then jumped into the Horst-Wessel-Lied). The second stanza was deemed to be too drunk and informal to be the anthem of ''any'' country.
* At a cruder level, there are interminable German student songs, invariably about imbibing huge quantities of beer (''Im Schwarzen Walfisch'', ''Krambambuli'' et al), generally sung at the Kneipe, which is a sort of Oktoberfest organised by ultra-conservative German student fencing (Mensur, a crude summary would be fencing standing still, with sharp sabres, and no head protection beyond goggles. The aim is to take hits silently) Corps.
* Many breweries in the United States and other non-German countries sell seasonal craft beers to commemorate Oktoberfest. Such beers are usually premium German-style lagers that are only available during the months of September and October.
* The Japanese restaurant "Die Wurst" is Bavarian themed, with waitresses wearing "Dirndl" and "Lederhosen".
* Leavenworth Washington, which survived the decline of the timber industry by turning itself into a little Bavaria in the Cascades, is known for it's Octoberfest.
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