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22nd Sep '17 3:34:03 PM Adeon
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* In ''Literature/{Victoria}'' the Professional US military has become this, leading the heroes to many victories, because competence is rewarded less than political correctness.

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* In ''Literature/{Victoria}'' ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' the Professional US military has become this, leading the heroes to many victories, because competence is rewarded less than political correctness.
20th Sep '17 2:59:42 PM Jatboy1000
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** The same applies to Yellow Zircon.
22nd Aug '17 9:17:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* PlayedForLaughs and subverted with Evaristo Espina from the "La Oficina ("The Office") segment in the oldschool Chilean humor show ''Jappening con Ja''. Personality-wise, he has almost all the markings of the trope... but also ''is'' [[UndyingLoyalty fiercely and genuinely loyal]] to his boss, Mr. Zañartu, and this is actually the reason why he is a buttlicker. He's [[EnsembleDarkhorse so iconic]] that in Spanish Chilean slang, the word "espinita" is actually used to define the trope itself.
** Lampshaded in the opening sequence for the skit: when Espina is shown, the background voices start chanting "chupa medias!" ("boot licker") all over. [[BreakingTheFourthWall Espina's exact reactions]] change depending on the episode: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6GjTrk1jj0 in this one]], he swats his hand at the audience while trying to protectively shield a picture of Zañartu.

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* PlayedForLaughs and subverted with Evaristo Espina Espina, from the "La Oficina ("The Office") segment in the oldschool Chilean humor show ''Jappening con Ja''. Personality-wise, he has almost all the markings of the trope... but also ''is'' '''is''' [[UndyingLoyalty fiercely and genuinely loyal]] to his boss, Mr. Zañartu, and this is actually the reason why he is a buttlicker. He's [[EnsembleDarkhorse so iconic]] that such an iconic character that, in Spanish Chilean slang, the word "espinita" is actually used to define the trope itself.
** Lampshaded in the opening sequence for the skit: when Espina is shown, the background voices start chanting "chupa medias!" ("boot licker") all over. [[BreakingTheFourthWall Espina's exact reactions]] change depending on the episode: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6GjTrk1jj0 com/watch?v=B2pTGbOlXh0 in this one]], he swats his hand at the audience while trying to protectively shield a picture of Zañartu.
20th Jun '17 3:31:24 PM Green_lantern40
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** His father Philip's one-time assistant, one-shot character Edward Haskell from the episode "Robbing the Banks", also fits -- he's so eager to stay in Philip's good graces he does such exhausting tasks as transcribe Philip's law notes to audiotape, a process that by Haskell's own admission takes three days, but one he says is "[[BlatantLies extremely satisfying, not to mention rewarding]]." Will lampshades this in one instance:
-->'''Edward Haskell:''' Oh! I almost forgot one thing!\\
'''Will:''' If it's your nose, I think I know where you left it. ''[indicates Uncle Phil's butt]''
19th Jun '17 1:07:39 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Harald seems to play this role to Ramsay, supporting his actions even when they go against the wishes of Roose.
7th Jun '17 8:39:53 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Comedian Larry Miller's sycophantic performance as the Dean in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996'' and as Charlie's boss in ''Film/SuburbanCommando'' showed that he is to ProfessionalButtKisser roles what William Atherton and Christopher [=McDonald=] are to {{Smug Snake}}s; nobody does 'em better.

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* Comedian Larry Miller's sycophantic performance as the Dean in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996'' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor (1996)'' and as Charlie's boss in ''Film/SuburbanCommando'' showed that he is to ProfessionalButtKisser roles what William Atherton and Christopher [=McDonald=] are to {{Smug Snake}}s; nobody does 'em better.
7th Jun '17 8:39:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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%%* Comedian Larry Miller is to Professional Butt Kissers what William Atherton and Christopher [=McDonald=] are to {{Smug Snake}}s; nobody does 'em better.

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%%* * Comedian Larry Miller Miller's sycophantic performance as the Dean in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996'' and as Charlie's boss in ''Film/SuburbanCommando'' showed that he is to Professional Butt Kissers ProfessionalButtKisser roles what William Atherton and Christopher [=McDonald=] are to {{Smug Snake}}s; nobody does 'em better.
7th Jun '17 8:49:54 AM Rhodes7
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* In ''Literature/{Victoria}'' the Professional US military has become this, leading the heroes to many victories, because competence is rewarded less than political correctness.
28th May '17 7:34:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Skinner tries to be this to Superintendent Chalmers oh ''so'' hard, but being a high-quality buzz-kill, ''way'' too eager to please (to the point that in trying to please Chalmers he instead ruins things ''hard'') and with his school being such a hell-hole (and DependingOnTheWriter, Chalmers being in favor or against this), Chalmers utterly ''hates'' Skinner's guts (to the point that Chalmers' CatchPhrase is him yelling Skinner's name (and on latter seasons, he just ''cannot'' say Skinner's name (or anything that vaguely sounds like "Skinner") in any other way!)).

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** Skinner tries to be this to Superintendent Chalmers oh ''so'' hard, but being a high-quality buzz-kill, ''way'' too eager to please (to the point that in trying to please Chalmers he instead ruins things ''hard'') ''hard''--ex. on one episode Chalmers and Skinner do the classic AbbottAndCostello "WhosOnFirst" sketch for a school fund-raiser... and Skinner, obviously not getting how the sketch is supposed to go, answers in a totally unambiguous fashion and kills the gag in ''[[EpicFail five seconds]]'') and with his school being such a hell-hole (and DependingOnTheWriter, Chalmers being in favor or against this), Chalmers utterly ''hates'' Skinner's guts (to the point that Chalmers' CatchPhrase is him yelling Skinner's name (and name... and on latter seasons, some episodes, he just ''cannot'' can't even say Skinner's name (or anything that vaguely sounds similar words or talk to people like "Skinner") in any other way!)).Mrs. Skinner without yelling them).
16th May '17 12:26:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* Chad in ''InTheLoop'' takes this trope and tries to turn it into an artform. Unfortunately, he combines it with being a SmugSnake with the result that the people he tries to suck up to barely pay him any attention and everyone else just thinks he's a creep.

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* Chad in ''InTheLoop'' ''Film/InTheLoop'' takes this trope and tries to turn it into an artform. Unfortunately, he combines it with being a SmugSnake with the result that the people he tries to suck up to barely pay him any attention and everyone else just thinks he's a creep.
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