History Main / OliveGarden

2nd Aug '16 4:27:54 AM DeepRed
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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of black clad old women that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goombah", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) scoundrels, good-for-nothing or whores.

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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of black clad old women that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goombah", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) scoundrels, good-for-nothing [[TheMafia scoundrels]], good-for-nothings or whores.
20th May '16 9:46:01 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* PlayedForLaughs with the Italian Four Horsemen of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, who went through several incarnation, each made up of [[FakeNationality Fake Italians]] portraying every stereotype they could think of while also spoofing the various versions of the original Four Horsemen.

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* PlayedForLaughs with the Italian Four Horsemen of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, who went through several incarnation, incarnations, each made up of [[FakeNationality Fake Italians]] portraying every stereotype they could think of while also spoofing the various versions of the original Four Horsemen.Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen.
21st Feb '16 9:39:12 PM rjd1922
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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of black clad old women that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goomba", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) scoundrels, good-for-nothing or whores.

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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of black clad old women that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goomba", "goombah", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) scoundrels, good-for-nothing or whores.
7th Feb '16 8:44:28 AM Naram-Sin
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** An Italian tour bus in had Mario from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' mocking Homer. Then an angry Homer starts throwing trash cans at him, and you can pretty much guess [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong where it goes from there]].

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** An Italian tour bus in had Mario from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' mocking Homer. Then an angry Homer starts throwing trash cans at him, and you can pretty much guess [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong where it goes from there]].
21st Nov '15 6:53:56 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* With his very large family, his love for wine and opera, women swooning all over him, and oh yes, his outrageous accent, Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Santino Marella seems to hail from this version of Italy. Of course, since his FaceHeelTurn, he only ''thinks'' women swoon over him. He's much funnier this way.

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* PlayedForLaughs with the Italian Four Horsemen of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam, who went through several incarnation, each made up of [[FakeNationality Fake Italians]] portraying every stereotype they could think of while also spoofing the various versions of the original Four Horsemen.
* With his very large family, his love for wine and opera, women swooning all over him, and oh yes, his outrageous accent, Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler Santino Marella Wrestling/SantinoMarella seems to hail from this version of Italy. Of course, since his FaceHeelTurn, he only ''thinks'' women swoon over him. He's much funnier this way.
16th Nov '15 7:24:48 AM kyeo
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* Angel and Spike go to Rome in a late episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''; everyone they run into has a comical accent (including the demons) and tends to be [[LargeHam rather overstated]].

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* Angel and Spike go to Rome in a late episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''; everyone they run into has a comical accent (including the demons) and tends to be [[LargeHam rather overstated]].overdemonstrative]].
16th Nov '15 7:24:36 AM kyeo
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* Angel and Spike go to Rome in a late episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''; everyone they run into has a comical accent (including the demons) and tends to be [[LargeHam rather overstated]].
28th Oct '15 8:49:54 PM karstovich2
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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': Tony and the boys go to Naples in an episode. They meet a female Camorra capo, and her men mock Paulie and Silvio's lack of culture.

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': Tony and the boys go to Naples in an episode. They meet a female Camorra capo, and her men mock Paulie and Silvio's lack of culture. (In fairness, Paulie and Silvio are ''seriously'' lacking in culture--they make Tony look sophisticated.)
28th Sep '15 12:40:40 AM rockmanx
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* Completely {{Averted}} in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure''. After all, [[GermansLoveDavidHasseldorf given how popular the franchise is in Italy (to the point it started being broadcast there before Japan)]] and having an Italian network involved in the production, [[JustifiedTrope would you have actually expected anything else but an accurate Italy?]]

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* Completely {{Averted}} in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure''. After all, [[GermansLoveDavidHasseldorf [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff given how popular the franchise is in Italy (to the point it started being broadcast there before Japan)]] and having an Italian network involved in the production, [[JustifiedTrope would you have actually expected anything else but an accurate Italy?]]



* ''[[Creator/AudreyHepburn Roman Holiday]]'' features a romatic Vespa ride, this trope in scooter form.

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* ''[[Creator/AudreyHepburn Roman Holiday]]'' features a romatic romantic Vespa ride, this trope in scooter form.
21st Sep '15 4:17:22 AM EDP
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* Completely {{Averted}} in ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure''. After all, [[GermansLoveDavidHasseldorf given how popular the franchise is in Italy (to the point it started being broadcast there before Japan)]] and having an Italian network involved in the production, [[JustifiedTrope would you have actually expected anything else but an accurate Italy?]]
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