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3rd Nov '17 9:46:46 PM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Sand Kingdom, a rare example of a ShiftingSandLand ([[HailfirePeaks partially]]) based on an American desert instead of an African one. At the entrance to the world is Tostarena Town, an adobe village populated by a race of cheerful guitar-strumming, sombrero-toting skeleton folk patterned off of alfeñique skulls.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Sand Kingdom, a rare example of a ShiftingSandLand ([[HailfirePeaks partially]]) based on an American desert instead of an African one. At the entrance to the world is Tostarena Town, an adobe village populated by a race of cheerful guitar-strumming, sombrero-toting skeleton folk patterned off of alfeñique skulls. Furthermore, there are also {{Mayincatec}} ruins outside of town ruled by a giant Olmec-like stone head called Knucklotec, and stone jaguars called Jaxis can be ridden across the level. Unusually, however, there are also sunglasses-wearing EenieMeenieMinyMoai in the level as well.
23rd Sep '17 12:18:18 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': Superman saves a very stereotypical Mexican village from the eponymous monsters in "Lava Men".
21st Sep '17 11:36:13 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "In Old Mexico"

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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "In Old Mexico"
Mexico", ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''



* As quoted above, Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico" manages to pack just about every feature of this trope into one four-minute song.

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* As quoted above, Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico" Mexico", from the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', manages to pack just about every feature of this trope into one four-minute song.
17th Jun '17 11:05:00 AM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Sand Kingdom, a rare example of a ShiftingSandLand ([[HailfirePeaks partially]]) based on an American desert instead of an African one. At the entrance to the world is Tostarena Town, a Mexican-flavored village populated by guitar-strumming, sombrero-toting skeleton folk patterned off of alfeñique skulls.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Sand Kingdom, a rare example of a ShiftingSandLand ([[HailfirePeaks partially]]) based on an American desert instead of an African one. At the entrance to the world is Tostarena Town, a Mexican-flavored an adobe village populated by a race of cheerful guitar-strumming, sombrero-toting skeleton folk patterned off of alfeñique skulls.
17th Jun '17 11:02:54 AM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has the Sand Kingdom, a rare example of a ShiftingSandLand ([[HailfirePeaks partially]]) based on an American desert instead of an African one. At the entrance to the world is Tostarena Town, a Mexican-flavored village populated by guitar-strumming, sombrero-toting skeleton folk patterned off of alfeñique skulls.
2nd Apr '17 9:36:30 AM Prfnoff
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Mexico City itself has played host to various films: ''Film/{{Dune}}'', ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', and ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''. Reports are often that the Mexican authorities make things hard for the foreign production crews.
11th Aug '16 6:41:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Vera Cruz'', in which the Mexicans serve the purpose of poor victims or intimidation by sheer number, the French are there to look luxurious but impractical, and the Americans save the day. The love interest was portrayed by a Spanish actress (Sarita Montiel), and Cesar Romero, the only one of the main actors with Latino ancestry, appeared as a French officer; he used to be typecast before as a Latin lover.

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* ''Vera Cruz'', ''Film/VeraCruz'', in which the Mexicans serve the purpose of poor victims or intimidation by sheer number, the French are there to look luxurious but impractical, and the Americans save the day. The love interest was portrayed by a Spanish actress (Sarita Montiel), and Cesar Romero, the only one of the main actors with Latino ancestry, appeared as a French officer; he used to be typecast before as a Latin lover.
11th Aug '16 6:40:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' - another pre-Columbian example. Even more noticeable, since the legendary city of El Dorado is [[CriticalResearchFailure supposed to be somewhere in the South American Amazon Basin]], not in Mesoamerica.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' - another pre-Columbian example. Even more noticeable, since the legendary city of El Dorado is [[CriticalResearchFailure supposed to be somewhere in the South American Amazon Basin]], not in Mesoamerica.
11th Aug '16 6:39:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* There's a famous American Tourist Trap along Interstate 95 called "South of the Border" (which is in fact just south of the border--between North and South Carolina) that plays all manner of Mexican stereotypes to the hilt, from the Cinco de Mayo decor to their mascot, an amiable Mexican sluggard named Pedro. It is primarily famous for its [[BillboardEpic billboards]]. A trip from Canada to Florida by car in 1996 rendered a count of 453 of these billboards. It was also where current Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke, got one of his first jobs. Yeah, [[BurgerFool ridiculous outfits]]!
** Apparently "South of the Border" was used as the shipping address for the original establishment, a liquor store. It went with the theme to grow into being (arguably) the TropeNamer.

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* There's a famous American Tourist Trap along Interstate 95 called "South of the Border" (which is in fact just south of the border--between North and South Carolina) that plays all manner of Mexican stereotypes to the hilt, from the Cinco de Mayo decor to their mascot, an amiable Mexican sluggard named Pedro. It is primarily famous for its [[BillboardEpic billboards]]. A trip from Canada to Florida by car in 1996 rendered a count of 453 of these billboards. It was also where current Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke, got one of his first jobs. Yeah, [[BurgerFool ridiculous outfits]]!
** Apparently "South of the Border" was used as the shipping address for the original establishment, a liquor store. It went with the theme to grow into being (arguably) the TropeNamer.

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11th Aug '16 6:37:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheRoadToElDorado'' - another pre-Columbian example. Even more noticeable, since the legendary city of El Dorado is [[CriticalResearchFailure supposed to be somewhere in the South American Amazon Basin]], not in Mesoamerica.
* ''WackyRaces'': "Baja-Ha-Ha Race"

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* ''TheRoadToElDorado'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' - another pre-Columbian example. Even more noticeable, since the legendary city of El Dorado is [[CriticalResearchFailure supposed to be somewhere in the South American Amazon Basin]], not in Mesoamerica.
* ''WackyRaces'': ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'': "Baja-Ha-Ha Race"
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