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11th Jun '17 1:55:18 PM elemt
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* In ''Film/WonderWoman'' has Sir Patrick Morgan, the ReasonableAuthorityFigure among the British High Command, with his cane, suit, and flustered politeness. [[spoiler: This becomes somewhat dissonant when he's revealed to be Ares but keeps looking like that, including in the flashback to Ancient Greece. Even when he reshapes molten metal into armor so he looks like the classic comic book version of Ares, his huge mustache is still visible beneath the helm.]]
4th May '17 10:17:42 AM LentilSandEater
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* Ferb's grandpa on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', albeit with that show, it's more like a parody of the stereotype than anything else.
** Lawrence Fletcher (Ferb's dad) has this to say on the trope in the episode "Just Desserts" (while exaggerating his accent):

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* Ferb's grandpa on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', albeit with that show, it's more like a parody of the stereotype than anything else.
** Lawrence Fletcher (Ferb's dad)
else. He has this to say on the trope in the episode "Just Desserts" (while exaggerating his accent):



* Every non-real-life-celebrity British character on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Props for also depicting their very real pervy side, though.
** Notably taken UpToEleven with ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' employees in "Brian Goes Back To College" through covering pretty much every variety of this trope in a matter of seconds:

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* Every non-real-life-celebrity British character on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
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''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Props for also depicting their very real pervy side, though.
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though. Notably taken UpToEleven with ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' employees in "Brian Goes Back To College" through covering pretty much every variety of this trope in a matter of seconds:
4th May '17 10:16:22 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses MikeJ]]

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* %%* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses MikeJ]]
4th May '17 10:15:58 AM LentilSandEater
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* England from Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld. [[SarcasmMode BIG suprise]].

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* England from Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld. [[SarcasmMode BIG suprise]]. He's a bit more silly than this trope usually goes, but he's proud of his children.
4th May '17 10:14:24 AM LentilSandEater
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* Sir Leigh Teabing from ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. [[spoiler: Not that it stopped him from being evil]] ''Tea''bing?
** "Teabing" is an anagram of "Baigent." The Authors of ''Holy Blood, Holy Grail'', Michael Baigent and Richard Liegh (notice anything?) sued Dan Brown for ripping off a theory presented in the afore-mentioned book by them for use in ''The Da Vinci Code.'' They lost.

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* Sir Leigh Teabing from ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. [[spoiler: Not that it stopped him from being evil]] ''Tea''bing?
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''Tea''bing? "Teabing" is an anagram of "Baigent." The Authors of ''Holy Blood, Holy Grail'', Michael Baigent and Richard Liegh (notice anything?) sued Dan Brown for ripping off a theory presented in the afore-mentioned book by them for use in ''The Da Vinci Code.'' They lost.



* The be-monocled Ronald (or Rupert) Literature/{{Psmith}} is a recurring character in the comedies of Creator/PGWodehouse. A refined gent of wit and eloquence: an eccentric of the first water. ([[MyNaymeIs The 'p' is silent]], as in 'pshrimp'.)
** In fact, just about any of the older male characters in Wodehouse's work fit this trope. Bertie Wooster, while still rather young in the books, is a perfect example.

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* The be-monocled Ronald (or Rupert) Literature/{{Psmith}} is a recurring character in the comedies of Creator/PGWodehouse. A refined gent of wit and eloquence: an eccentric of the first water. ([[MyNaymeIs The 'p' is silent]], as in 'pshrimp'.)
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) In fact, just about any of the older male characters in Wodehouse's work fit this trope. Bertie Wooster, while still rather young in the books, is a perfect example.
28th Mar '17 4:49:23 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Robert, in ''Film/VacationFromMarriage'', tries to be one before the war, hoping it will make him look older and get the raise he wants for his job.
3rd Feb '17 10:17:46 AM amysteriousravioli
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* Granted, he's only around college age, but Arthur Deering in ''Literature/AlongTheWindingRoad'' is even described as "too British for [his] own good."
14th Dec '16 6:30:10 PM Camassia
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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".

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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] Music/{{Sting}}'s song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; trope: the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".
8th Dec '16 8:05:37 PM Divra
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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.

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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads in ''Jagged Alliance 2'' reads: "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Sidney combines the mannerisms of the upper crust with the lighting quickness of a Wild West gunslinger. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.DistaffCounterpart. While Scope is less of a walking stereotype, she scatters her speech with britishisms, speaks with an ourageously plummy RP accent and displays a relentlessly StiffUpperLip.
11th Nov '16 3:15:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]]. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.

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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]].direction. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.
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