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4th Aug '17 9:24:30 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', where arch-racist Archie Bunker denies that he is, well, racist. When challenged, it turns out that all these "friends" are actually shoe-shines, waiters and other people who work for him, rather than anyone he actually socializes with. So not only would his statement not be an adequate defense, it isn't even ''true''.

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* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', where arch-racist ''Series/AllInTheFamily'':
** Arch-racist
Archie Bunker denies that he is, well, racist. When challenged, it turns out that all these "friends" are actually shoe-shines, waiters and other people who work for him, rather than anyone he actually socializes with. So not only would his statement not be an adequate defense, it isn't even ''true''.''true''.
** His liberal son-in-law Mike turns out to not be much better. While he's very friendly and sociable to the Bunkers' black neighbor Lionel, the only things he ever talks to him about are race politics and civil rights developments. Lionel reveals in one episode that it makes him feel that Mike considers him just a representative of the black community he can talk about issues with rather than a real friend (Archie on the other hand at least treats Lionel like an individual).
23rd Jul '17 9:21:15 AM eowynjedi
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* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has a Vaskan clarify that he has Kyrian en criticizing a museum that portrays Vaskans (and Voyager's crew) as the villains in a conflict from 700 years ago. Later, he's seen as a leader in the mob that attacks the museum when the curator uncovers contrary evidence in a copy of Voyager's sentient, protesting hologram Doctor.
13th Jul '17 10:16:20 AM littlebeeper
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* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'': During Judah Singh's vision quest, one NPC asks him if his saxophone shaped COMP can summon snakes. Judah, being Indian, is offended, and the man defends himself by claiming that some of his friends are indian.

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* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'': During Judah Singh's vision quest, one NPC asks him if his saxophone shaped COMP can summon snakes. Judah, being Indian, is offended, and the man defends himself by claiming that some of his friends are indian.Indian.
13th Jul '17 10:12:16 AM littlebeeper
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Peralta correctly deduces that Kevin, Captain Holt's husband, is so cold to the squad because he doesn't like cops. Kevin's reply is, of course, that he's married to one. However, this is Peralta's point: Holt black and openly gay, and so Kevin has had to watch the man he loves be discriminated against by other cops for twenty-five years.

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Peralta correctly deduces that Kevin, Captain Holt's husband, is so cold to the squad because he doesn't like cops. Kevin's reply is, of course, that he's married to one. However, this is Peralta's point: Holt is black and openly gay, and so Kevin has had to watch the man he loves be discriminated against by other cops for twenty-five years.
21st Jun '17 5:14:57 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/Brooklyn99'', Peralta correctly deduces that Captain Holt's husband, Kevin, doesn't like cops. Kevin's defense, naturally, is that he's married to one, but this is Peralta's point--it would be hard for Kevin ''not'' to dislike them when he's spent twenty-five years watching other cops disrespect and exclude the man he loves for being black and openly gay.

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* In ''Series/Brooklyn99'', ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Peralta correctly deduces that Kevin, Captain Holt's husband, Kevin, is so cold to the squad because he doesn't like cops. Kevin's defense, naturally, is reply is, of course, that he's married to one, but one. However, this is Peralta's point--it would be hard for point: Holt black and openly gay, and so Kevin ''not'' has had to dislike them when he's spent twenty-five years watching other cops disrespect and exclude watch the man he loves be discriminated against by other cops for being black and openly gay.twenty-five years.
10th Jun '17 7:07:00 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Frontline}}'', a 1990's Australian satire of current affairs programs. Anchorman Mike Moore says this re Asians. When the person he's interviewing challenges Moore to name these friends, he runs to his colleagues during the commercial break for help.

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* In ''Series/{{Frontline}}'', a 1990's Australian satire of current affairs programs. Anchorman programs, anchorman Mike Moore says this re regarding Asians. When the person he's interviewing challenges Moore to name these Asian friends, he runs to his colleagues during the commercial break for help.
6th Jun '17 12:35:15 PM Roo
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix]]'' story "Ceasar's Gift," Geriatrix grumbles about the new people who moved to the village: "You know me, i've got nothing against foreigners. Some of my best friends are foreigners. But these particular foreigners aren't even from the village!"

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' story "Ceasar's Gift," Geriatrix grumbles about the new people who moved to the village: "You know me, i've got nothing against foreigners. Some of my best friends are foreigners. But these particular foreigners aren't even from the village!"
6th Jun '17 12:34:49 PM Roo
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix]]'' story "Ceasar's Gift," Geriatrix grumbles about the new people who moved to the village: "You know me, i've got nothing against foreigners. Some of my best friends are foreigners. But these particular foreigners aren't even from the village!"
31st May '17 6:43:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''YoungAvengers'' miniseries during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'', blatant racist Big Zero tells her counterpart in the actual Young Avengers, Stature, that "some of my best friends are Jews". Neither Stature or any of the other Young Avengers were convinced in the slightest, and she was immediately turned down membership.

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* In the ''YoungAvengers'' ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' miniseries during ''ComicBook/DarkReign'', blatant racist Big Zero tells her counterpart in the actual Young Avengers, Stature, that "some of my best friends are Jews". Neither Stature or any of the other Young Avengers were convinced in the slightest, and she was immediately turned down membership.
20th May '17 5:43:07 PM Jacob175
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* [[Literature/HarryPotter Horace Slughorn]] has a varation: "An X person was one of my favorite students!":

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* [[Literature/HarryPotter Horace Slughorn]] has a varation: variation: "An X person was one of my favorite students!":



* During one of the ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' videos, Wolverine accuses Superman of being anti-mutant. Superman says he has mutant friends, but the only one off the top of his head is Spider-Man, who says he's not a mutant and quickly adds "NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat" after some harsh looks.



* ''TheSimpsons'': Krusty has a minor identity crisis when his Jewish credentials are brought into question:

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Krusty has a minor identity crisis when his Jewish credentials are brought into question:



* In ''TransformersGeneration1,'' Bumblebee once said "Some of my best friends are humans." Of course, he actually ''does'' like humans.

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* In ''TransformersGeneration1,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers,'' Bumblebee once said "Some of my best friends are humans." Of course, he actually ''does'' like humans.
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