History Main / SouthoftheBorder

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"
11th Aug '16 6:34:38 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:270:¡Arriba!]]

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Ah, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}. Home of the bustling, ancient and modern Mexico City, the gritty and industrial Monterrey, Puebla and its multiple hundred years of Spanish colonial history, the city called Guadalajara that mixes all the previous ones and adds a technological corridor, the heavenly beaches of Cancún and Los Cabos, the magnificent mountains of central Chihuahua and Durango, the lush wilderness of Yucatán... and a bunch of other stuff the American media has barely heard of.

In American media, Mexico is known for the [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Dí­a de los Muertos]], [[NiceHat sombreros]], lazy locals, burros (donkeys), tequila, {{chupacabra}}s, [[MaskedLuchador luchadores]], piñatas, chili, [[FirebreathingDiner incredibly spicy food]], lots of beans, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a bunch of rundown]], [[TheSavageSouth filthy adobe huts in the middle of the desert or desperately poor, grubby towns]] that American criminals will [[RunForTheBorder escape to]].

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Ah, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}. Home of the bustling, ancient and modern Mexico City, the gritty and industrial Monterrey, Puebla and its multiple hundred years of Spanish colonial history, the city called Guadalajara that mixes all the previous ones and adds a technological corridor, the heavenly beaches of Cancún and Los Cabos, the magnificent mountains of central Chihuahua and Durango, the lush wilderness of Yucatán... and a bunch of other stuff the American media has barely heard of.

In American media, Mexico is known for the [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Dí­a de los Muertos]], [[NiceHat sombreros]], lazy locals, burros (donkeys), tequila, {{chupacabra}}s, [[MaskedLuchador luchadores]], piñatas, chili, [[FirebreathingDiner incredibly spicy food]], lots of beans, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a bunch of rundown]], [[TheSavageSouth filthy adobe huts in the middle of the desert or desperately poor, grubby towns]] that American criminals will [[RunForTheBorder escape to]].



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* Exception: ''[[VideoGame/GhostRecon Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter]]'' takes place in a nicely accurate rendition of the Mexico City. In fact, one of the scenes involves a shooting in Reforma Avenue, an area of Mexico City that looks kinda like a cross-breed of Manhattan and Paris's Champs-Élysées.

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* Exception: ''[[VideoGame/GhostRecon Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter]]'' takes place in a nicely accurate rendition of the Mexico City. In fact, one of the scenes involves a shooting in Reforma Avenue, an area of Mexico City that looks kinda like a cross-breed of Manhattan and Paris's Champs-Élysées.



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9th Aug '16 12:23:57 PM Dravencour
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If you turn the clock back several centuries, expect to find jungle, terraced pyramid-temples, [[{{Mayincatec}} elaborately costumed high priests with obsidian blades who are really after your heart]], and maybe some greedy conquistadores.

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If you turn the clock back several centuries, expect to find jungle, terraced pyramid-temples, [[{{Mayincatec}} elaborately costumed high priests with obsidian blades who are really after your heart]], and maybe some greedy conquistadores.
''conquistadores''.
9th Aug '16 12:22:33 PM Dravencour
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28th Jun '16 8:16:56 PM kkhohoho
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* As quoted above, Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico" manages to pack just about feature of this trope into one four-minute song.

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* As quoted above, Music/TomLehrer's "In Old Mexico" manages to pack just about every feature of this trope into one four-minute song.
14th Apr '16 5:43:42 AM Anddrix
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* The Scorch from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' trilogy is implied to be located in post-apocalyptic Mexico. The only named native of the region, Jorge, acts as Hispanic as one can be.
3rd Feb '16 7:25:29 AM billybobfred
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Note: This has nothing to do with the Fireworks Store and TouristTrap, ''South of The Border'', located 400 feet south of the North Carolina--South Carolina border.

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Note: This has nothing to do with the Fireworks Store and TouristTrap, tourist trap, ''South of The Border'', located 400 feet south of the North Carolina--South Carolina border.
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