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2nd Dec '16 3:32:34 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.
2nd Dec '16 3:31:58 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.
2nd Dec '16 3:07:40 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope.
20th Nov '16 2:01:54 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'': "Dennis Plasters Pamplona." The trope was obviously in the American writers' minds, given that Dennis' family arrives in Spain by train and a local bull herder uses Mexican slang constantly (even dropping an ''¡Ay, Chihuahua!'' at some point). However, the Japanese animators were apparently as unfamiliar with Mexico as with Spain, so the Pamplona in the episode instead resembles an [[WeAllLiveInAmerica American]] [[TheWildWest Wild West]] town, complete with cowboys, Victorian-era clothes and technology and even wooden sidewalks and saloon batwing doors.
8th Nov '16 9:26:35 AM Naram-Sin
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* Crosses firmly with LatinLand in [[NationalGeographic NatGeo]]'s ''Locked Up Abroad'''s episode "Spain / Deal with the Devil", about a American rastafarian imprisoned in Spain for trafficking cocaine from Ecuador. Everything is blatantly filmed in Ecuador, to the point of featuring shots of Quito's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Panecillo El Panecillo]]'' both in scenes set in Quito and in Madrid, and actually having less Caucasian actors playing Spaniards than Ecuadorians. The only attempt to make the Spain scenes look like Spain are sticking a Spanish flag in a pickup truck standing in for a police car and a few crowns, ''Guardia Civil'' and ''Policía Nacional'' insignias on uniforms without regard of what they look like in reality. The airport police in both Quito and Madrid wear the exact same military camouflaged uniform with the Ecuadorian national police's insignia on their shoulder, and the prison guards have a Peruvian flag over their breast.

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* Crosses firmly with LatinLand in [[NationalGeographic NatGeo]]'s ''Locked Up Abroad'''s episode "Spain / Deal with the Devil", about a an American rastafarian imprisoned in Spain for trafficking cocaine from Ecuador. Everything is blatantly filmed in Ecuador, to the point of featuring shots of Quito's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Panecillo El Panecillo]]'' both in scenes set in Quito and in Madrid, and actually having less Caucasian actors playing Spaniards than Ecuadorians. The only attempt to make the Spain scenes look like Spain are sticking a Spanish flag in a pickup truck standing in for a police car and a few crowns, ''Guardia Civil'' and ''Policía Nacional'' insignias on uniforms without regard of what they look like in reality. The airport police in both Quito and Madrid wear the exact same military camouflaged uniform with the Ecuadorian national police's insignia on their shoulder, and the prison guards have a Peruvian flag over their breast.
1st Nov '16 1:51:05 PM AgProv
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Frasier Crane makes a verbal leap from the Spanish Civil War to Eva Peron, suggesting that in his mind he is conflating Spain and Argentina as the same entity, or assuming the Argentinian Peron came to power as a result of a civil war five thousand miles away in Spain.
24th Oct '16 10:15:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38654 Classic example]] from ''TheOnion'' that perfectly illustrates this trope.

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* [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38654 Classic example]] from ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' that perfectly illustrates this trope.
20th Oct '16 12:39:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Fiction writers seem to not just confuse UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, but to fuse them into a strange amalgam of the most general stereotypes of both, much as {{Scotireland}} fuses Scotland and Ireland. Maybe it's because they share [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage a language]] and [[ChristianityIsCatholic religion]], the fact that Mexico used to be a Spanish colony, they both have exotic foods and customs compared to an Anglo-Saxon culture[[note]]And compared to each other, as well.[[/note]], or simply [[TheyJustDidntCare that the author didn't check the facts]] ''and'' hasn't travelled much, either.

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Fiction writers seem to not just confuse UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, but to fuse them into a strange amalgam of the most general stereotypes of both, much as {{Scotireland}} fuses Scotland and Ireland. Maybe it's because they share [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage a language]] and [[ChristianityIsCatholic religion]], the fact that Mexico used to be a Spanish colony, they both have exotic foods and customs compared to an Anglo-Saxon culture[[note]]And compared to each other, as well.[[/note]], or simply [[TheyJustDidntCare that the author didn't check the facts]] facts ''and'' hasn't travelled much, either.
16th Oct '16 4:01:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', more specifically, SpeedyGonzales. The town where Speedy lives is the clearest example of [=Spexico=] you'd ever find. Complete with flamenco, bulls, tacos and ''zarapes''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', more specifically, SpeedyGonzales.WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales. The town where Speedy lives is the clearest example of [=Spexico=] you'd ever find. Complete with flamenco, bulls, tacos and ''zarapes''.
9th Oct '16 12:09:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1930's ClassicDisneyShort ''WesternAnimation/FerdinandTheBull'', the narrator tells us the story is set in "sunny Spain." However, many of the Spaniards look like stereotypical Mexicans, with sombreros, brown skin, thick black mustaches, etc.

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* In the 1930's ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''WesternAnimation/FerdinandTheBull'', the narrator tells us the story is set in "sunny Spain." However, many of the Spaniards look like stereotypical Mexicans, with sombreros, brown skin, thick black mustaches, etc.
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