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22nd Feb '17 11:23:56 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The race of banker goblins shown in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' movies are squat, long nosed, and run the banks, leading to comparisons with Jews. And they also believe (stated in ''The Deathly Hallows'') that everything ever made by Goblins really belongs to them, even if humans may think they acquired it. In the books the Goblins have hard luck in the wizard world, in the past they were treated as second class citizens, and are not allowed to carry wands. They also made several rebellions against the wizards for all the discrimination they have endured.



** Jazz is a somewhat JiveTurkey Transformer, possibly in reference to Scatman Crothers, who was the original voice of the character in the cartoons. He's also [[BlackDudeDiesFirst only Autobot who dies]]. According to at least one interview, Jazz was killed because he was the only Autobot in the movie who ''hadn't'' already died at least once. It's also been claimed that it was because Jazz is the third most popular character after Optimus and Bumblebee.
** "The Twins," Skids and Mudflap, drew controversy for embodying a number of black stereotypes in their appearance and behavior. Michael Bay alternately claims they were meant to mock [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy wiggers]] or claims there was no racial parodying going on at all.

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** Jazz is a somewhat JiveTurkey Transformer, possibly in reference to Scatman Crothers, who was the original voice of the character in the cartoons. He's also [[BlackDudeDiesFirst the only Autobot who dies]]. According to at least one interview, Jazz was killed because he was the only Autobot in the movie who ''hadn't'' already died at least once. It's also been claimed that it was because Jazz is the third most popular character after Optimus and Bumblebee.
** "The Twins," Skids and Mudflap, drew controversy for embodying a number of black stereotypes in their appearance and behavior. Michael Bay Creator/MichaelBay alternately claims that they were meant to mock [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy wiggers]] or claims that there was no racial parodying going on at all.



* The film adaptation of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' depicts the witch's dwarves (except her bodyguard) as Mongols in their dress, and they are played by Indian actors.

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* The film adaptation of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' depicts In ''Film/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', the witch's dwarves (except her bodyguard) as Mongols in their dress, and they White Witch's dwarfs are played by Indian actors.actors in Mongol garb.



* In the ''Literature/{{The Chronicles Of Narnia}}'', the Calormen are basic Space Arabs but also include elements of Persian, Turkish and Indian culture.

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* In The goblins in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' are squat, long-nosed, and run the ''Literature/{{The Chronicles Of Narnia}}'', banks, leading to comparisons with Jews. 'Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' reveals that they believe everything made by goblins really belongs to them, even if humans may think they acquired it. They've historically been subject to discrimination and not allowed to carry wands, leading to several rebellions. ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces Gnarlack, by far the Calormen are basic Space Arabs but also include elements of Persian, Turkish and Indian culture.most stereotypically Jewish-looking goblin, played by Jewish actor Creator/RonPerlman to boot.
22nd Feb '17 11:15:02 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** Shun Gon is Chinese -- yet ''another'' Siamese cat based on Asian stereotypes.

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*** Shun Gon is Chinese -- yet ''another'' Chinese. Man, Disney really seems to like using Siamese cat based on cats as Asian stereotypes. stereotypes.
22nd Feb '17 11:11:27 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' features Si and Am, two Siamese cats who represent
** ''Disney/TheAristocats'' use East Asian stereotypes. and the Siamese Twins in ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers''. The only exceptions are Milton, who is featured in the WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup cartoons "Puss Cafe," "Cold Turkey," and "Plutopia," and his friend, Richard, who shows up in "Puss Cafe."
* As well as the Siamese cats, we have the pound dogs, Trusty the bloodhound and Jock the Scottish Terrier in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and the other alley cats (Scat Cat, Billy Boss, Peppo, and Hit Cat) in ''Disney/TheAristocats'', who also embodied various ethnic, region, and nationality stereotypes.
* ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'':
** Sunflower from is a centaurette who is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, they have Caucasian features; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up. In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, each pair is a perfect color match. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.
** In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people. Possibly justified because the music they appear to is the "Chinese Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Nutcracker Suite''; the "Russian Dance" from the same suite has thistles and orchids representing Russian male and female dancers.
* The comical, jazz-singing, [[JiveTurkey jive-talking]] monkeys from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' are sometimes accused of being black stereotypes. Their desire to become "real humans" doesn't help matters much. Their orangutan leader, King Louie, was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to be voiced]] by Music/LouisArmstrong to play him, but they were aware of the [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] and cast Italian-American jazz singer [[TheDanza Louis Prima]] instead.
* The meerkats in ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' are a group of Animal Jews in both personal relationships and in that they employ gratuitous Yiddish.
** Tito the chihuahua from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' embodies Mexican stereotypes and he's voiced by Cheech Marin.

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** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' features Si and Am, two Siamese cats who represent
** ''Disney/TheAristocats'' use East Asian
represent YellowPeril stereotypes. and the Siamese Twins in ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers''. The only exceptions are Milton, who is featured in the WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup cartoons "Puss Cafe," "Cold Turkey," and "Plutopia," and his friend, Richard, who shows up in "Puss Cafe."
* As well as the Siamese cats, we have
Similarly, the pound dogs, dogs Jock and Trusty the bloodhound respectively embody ViolentGlaswegian and Jock the Scottish Terrier in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', and the other alley cats (Scat Cat, Billy Boss, Peppo, and Hit Cat) in ''Disney/TheAristocats'', who also embodied various ethnic, region, and nationality DeepSouth stereotypes.
* ** The alley cats in ''Disney/TheAristocats'':
*** Scat Cat is African American, and played by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scatman_Crothers Scatman Crothers]], best known for appearing alongside Creator/JackNicholson in ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''.
*** Billy Boss is Russian
*** Peppo is Italian.
*** Shun Gon is Chinese -- yet ''another'' Siamese cat based on Asian stereotypes.
*** Hit Cat is an English LennonSpecs-wearing NewAgeRetroHippie based on Music/EltonJohn.
**
''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'':
** *** Sunflower from is a the servant centaurette who in the ''Pastoral Symphony'' segment is a donkey from the waist down and a black girl from the waist up. She's so badly stereotyped that she got {{Orwellian Retcon}}ned out of the 1969 re-release and all subsequent releases. There were also two zebra-based centaurettes who are black from the waist up. The other centaurs and centaurettes are horse-based and white (well, they have Caucasian features; they're an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation) from the waist up. In addition, when the centaurs pair up romantically, [[LikeGoesWithLike each pair is a perfect color match.match]]. The "odd man out" centaur, a blue male, is dejected and lonely until his proper match, a blue female, appears.
** *** In another segment, there were red-capped mushrooms that represented Chinese people. Possibly justified because the music they appear to is the "Chinese Dance" from Tchaikovsky's ''Nutcracker Suite''; Suite'' segment, red-capped mushrooms represent Chinese people in the "Russian Dance" from the same suite has "Chinese Dance," and thistles and orchids representing represent Russian male and female dancers.
*
dancers in the "Russian Dance."
**
The comical, jazz-singing, [[JiveTurkey jive-talking]] monkeys from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' are sometimes accused of being black stereotypes. Their desire to become "real humans" doesn't help matters much. Their orangutan leader, King Louie, was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to be voiced]] by Music/LouisArmstrong to play him, but they were aware of the [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] and cast Italian-American jazz singer [[TheDanza Louis Prima]] instead.
* ** The meerkats in ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' are a group of Animal Jews in both personal relationships and in that they employ gratuitous Yiddish.
** Tito the chihuahua from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' embodies Mexican stereotypes and he's is voiced by Cheech Marin.Marin to boot.
22nd Feb '17 10:49:37 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Fully intentional: [[ComicBook/{{Maus}} Maus]] by Art Spiegelman.

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* Fully intentional: [[ComicBook/{{Maus}} Maus]] ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'' by Art Spiegelman.



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* The five crows from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' portray black people, especially the leader, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws Jim Crow]].
* Pretty much any time you see a Siamese cat in Disney animation, you can bet it'll be a walking, talking Asian stereotype. For example, Si and Am in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', Shun Gon in ''Disney/TheAristocats'', and the Siamese Twins in ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers''. The only exceptions are Milton, who is featured in the WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup cartoons "Puss Cafe," "Cold Turkey," and "Plutopia," and his friend, Richard, who shows up in "Puss Cafe."

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* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
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The five crows from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' portray black people, especially the leader, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws Jim Crow]].
* Pretty much any time you see a ** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' features Si and Am, two Siamese cat in Disney animation, you can bet it'll be a walking, talking cats who represent
** ''Disney/TheAristocats'' use East
Asian stereotype. For example, Si and Am in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'', Shun Gon in ''Disney/TheAristocats'', stereotypes. and the Siamese Twins in ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers''. The only exceptions are Milton, who is featured in the WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup cartoons "Puss Cafe," "Cold Turkey," and "Plutopia," and his friend, Richard, who shows up in "Puss Cafe."



* The comical, jazz-singing, [[JiveTurkey jive-talking]] monkeys from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' are sometimes accused of being black stereotypes. Their desire to become "real humans" doesn't help matters much. However, their voices don't sound stereotypically black. And their orangutan leader, Louis, is voiced by Italian-American singer [[TheDanza Louis Prima]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The producers originally wanted]] Music/LouisArmstrong to play him, but they were aware of the [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] and cast Prima instead.
* The pandas from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Last Horizons" are Chinese stereotypes, so much so that the episode was taken out of circulation and only showed up again when the show was released on DVD.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} cartoon, "Californy er Bust," some of the {{Inexplicably Identical Individual| s}} Goofs are stereotyped Native Americans.
* There are Goofs who represent ethnically black African people in the cartoon "African Diary." Those Goofs are wearing traditional African garb rather than being {{Blackface}} caricatures.

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* The comical, jazz-singing, [[JiveTurkey jive-talking]] monkeys from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' are sometimes accused of being black stereotypes. Their desire to become "real humans" doesn't help matters much. However, their voices don't sound stereotypically black. And their Their orangutan leader, Louis, is voiced by Italian-American singer [[TheDanza Louis Prima]]. King Louie, was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen The producers originally wanted]] going to be voiced]] by Music/LouisArmstrong to play him, but they were aware of the [[UnfortunateImplications implications]] and cast Prima instead.
* The pandas from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Last Horizons" are Chinese stereotypes, so much so that the episode was taken out of circulation and only showed up again when the show was released on DVD.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} cartoon, "Californy er Bust," some of the {{Inexplicably Identical Individual| s}} Goofs are stereotyped Native Americans.
* There are Goofs who represent ethnically black African people in the cartoon "African Diary." Those Goofs are wearing traditional African garb rather than being {{Blackface}} caricatures.
Italian-American jazz singer [[TheDanza Louis Prima]] instead.



* Scrooge [=McDuck=] from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, and ''MickeysChristmasCarol'' is Scottish and portrays Scottish stereotypes, like being thrifty.
* Ludwig [=VonDrake=], another Disney duck, portrays German and Austrian ethnic stereotypes and is based on UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud.
* Tito the chihuahua from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' embodies Mexican stereotypes and he's voiced by Cheech Marin.
* The mice representing different countries in the Rescue Aid Society in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' embody various cultural, ethnic, and nationality stereotypes, though most of the stereotypes are pretty gentle.
* Jose Carioca from ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'' is Brazilian an embodies Brazilian stereotypes. Likewise, Panchito Pistoles from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' is Mexican and embodies Mexican stereotypes. Their NationalStereotypes are gentle though.
* Ray from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' seems to be the firefly equivalent of a Cajun hillbilly. Also, Louis the alligator is based on African American jazz musicians (like his namesake Music/LouisArmstrong) and is voiced by African American actor Michael-Leon Wooley.

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* Scrooge [=McDuck=] from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, and ''MickeysChristmasCarol'' is Scottish and portrays Scottish stereotypes, like being thrifty.
* Ludwig [=VonDrake=], another Disney duck, portrays German and Austrian ethnic stereotypes and is based on UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud.
*
** Tito the chihuahua from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' embodies Mexican stereotypes and he's voiced by Cheech Marin.
* ** The mice representing different countries in the Rescue Aid Society in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' embody various cultural, ethnic, and nationality stereotypes, though most of the stereotypes are pretty gentle.
* ** Jose Carioca from ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'' is Brazilian an embodies Brazilian stereotypes. Likewise, Panchito Pistoles from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' is Mexican and embodies Mexican stereotypes. Their NationalStereotypes are gentle though.
* ** Ray from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' seems to be the firefly equivalent of a Cajun hillbilly. Also, Louis the alligator is based on African American jazz musicians (like his namesake Music/LouisArmstrong) and is voiced by African American actor Michael-Leon Wooley.Wooley.
* Creator/DonBluth:
** ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' has mice and cats -- across many different countries -- representing, respectively, the poor and their oppressors. Fievel and his family are Russian Jewish mice fleeing from Cossack cats, for instance. We also meet Italian mice fleeing the cat mafia, and Irish mice, for whom cats seem to represent British colonialism. ''Fievel Goes West'' throws in some culturally-insensitive Native American mice.
** The original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this for black people, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation:
** The bees in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' represent Jewish-American society, which isn't surprising, since the Jewish-American comedian Creator/JerrySeinfeld voiced the lead and was also one of the writers and producers. The movie includes a StealthPun when Seinfeld's character mentions falling in love and another bee (played by Creator/MatthewBroderick, also of Jewish descent) responds: "Was she Beeish? Not a [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASP]]! Your parents will kill you."
** Earlier on, ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' used another "WASP" pun with Chip and Muffy, two New England-accented yellow jackets based on WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant stereotypes.



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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'':
** The original movie has mice and cats - across many different countries - representing, respectively, the poor and their oppressors. Fievel and his family are Russian Jewish mice fleeing from Cossack cats, for instance. We also meet Italian mice fleeing the cat mafia, and Irish mice, for whom cats seem to represent British colonialism.
** ''Fievel Goes West'' throws in some culturally-insensitive Native American mice.
* Also by Creator/DonBluth, the original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this for black people, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].
* The bees in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' represent Jewish-American society, which isn't surprising, since the Jewish-American comedian Creator/JerrySeinfeld voiced the lead and was also one of the writers and producers. The movie includes a StealthPun when Seinfeld's character mentions falling in love and another bee (played by Creator/MatthewBroderick, also of Jewish descent) responds: "Was she Beeish? Not a [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASP]]! Your parents will kill you."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', also by Creator/DreamWorks, uses another "WASP" pun with Chip and Muffy, two New England-accented yellow jackets based on WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant stereotypes.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a HalloweenEpisode where Bart gets a golem. Naturally, he comes off as stereotypically Jewish (including lots of nagging guilt about Bart [[ForcedIntoEvil using him to kill people]]). They eventually make him a wife out of Play-Do; she's played by Creator/FranDrescher.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a HalloweenEpisode where Bart gets a golem. Naturally, he comes off as stereotypically Jewish (including lots of nagging guilt about Bart [[ForcedIntoEvil using him to kill people]]). They eventually make him a wife out of Play-Do; Play-Doh; she's played by Creator/FranDrescher.Creator/FranDrescher.
* Much like the Creator/{{Disney}} movies in the animated film section above, Disney's TV cartoons also use their fair share of ethnic stereotypes:
** YellowPeril Siamese cats make yet ''another'' appearance in ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers''.
** The pandas from the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Last Horizons" are Chinese stereotypes, so much so that the episode was taken out of circulation and only showed up again when the show was released on DVD.
** In the WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} cartoon "Californy er Bust," some of the {{Inexplicably Identical Individual| s}} Goofs resemble Native Americans. Similarly, the cartoon "African Diary" features African Goofs (albeit wearing traditional African garb, and not {{blackface}} caricatures).
** Scrooge [=McDuck=] from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', as well as ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' and the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, is is a ThriftyScot. Ludwig Von Drake, another Disney duck, is a UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud-esque HerrDoktor stereotype.
22nd Feb '17 10:33:11 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Also by Creator/DonBluth, the original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].

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* Also by Creator/DonBluth, the original {{Big Lipped Alligator|Moment}} from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' could be considered this, this for black people, given the bone through his nose, the deep-voiced jazz number, and...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the big lips]].lips]].
* The bees in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' represent Jewish-American society, which isn't surprising, since the Jewish-American comedian Creator/JerrySeinfeld voiced the lead and was also one of the writers and producers. The movie includes a StealthPun when Seinfeld's character mentions falling in love and another bee (played by Creator/MatthewBroderick, also of Jewish descent) responds: "Was she Beeish? Not a [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASP]]! Your parents will kill you."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', also by Creator/DreamWorks, uses another "WASP" pun with Chip and Muffy, two New England-accented yellow jackets based on WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant stereotypes.
15th Feb '17 8:05:29 PM MitchellTF
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* {{Justified|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' with the [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00071.html W'Naybeans]], their culture is mimicking other cultures and they have trouble distinguishing stereotypes from flattering imitation.

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* {{Justified|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' with the [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00071.html com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0071/ W'Naybeans]], their culture is mimicking other cultures and they have trouble distinguishing stereotypes from flattering imitation.
23rd Jan '17 12:45:14 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a HalloweenEpisode where Bart gets a golem. Naturally, he comes off as stereotypically Jewish (including lots of nagging guilt about Bart [[ForcedIntoEvil using him to kill people]]). They eventually make him a wife out of Play-Do; she's played by Creator/FranDrescher.
12th Jan '17 12:25:05 AM PaulA
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* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' villain Ming the Merciless, an obvious YellowPeril type villain. The [[Film/FlashGordon film version in the '80s]] gave him a RaceLift with Swedish actor Creator/MaxVonSydow, and since then, he's been white. In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and the '96 cartoon, he was green.

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* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' villain Ming the Merciless, an obvious YellowPeril type villain. The [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 film version in the '80s]] gave him a RaceLift with Swedish actor Creator/MaxVonSydow, and since then, he's been white. In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' and [[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1996 the '96 cartoon, cartoon]], he was green.
10th Jan '17 8:38:08 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Zoidberg and his Decapodian species are based on Ashkenazi American Jews. They speak with a thick Yiddish accent, use many [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Yiddishisms]] in their speech, and display a number of Jewish stereotypes, such as complaining and being fussy over money. Zoidberg's name is a play on common Jewish names ending in -berg. His profession is also stereotypically Jewish. Likewise, his uncle, Harold Zoid, is an old BorschtBelt-style performer who removed the -berg, just as many Jewish actors hide their heritage when taking stage names. Zoidberg himself is a play on the classic Yiddish concept of the mooching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorrer "schnorrer"]]''.

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** Zoidberg and his Decapodian species are based on Ashkenazi American Jews. They speak with a thick Yiddish accent, use many [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Yiddishisms]] in their speech, and display a number of Jewish stereotypes, such as complaining and being fussy over money. Zoidberg's name is a play on common Jewish names ending in -berg. His profession profession, a doctor, is also stereotypically Jewish. Likewise, his uncle, Harold Zoid, is an old BorschtBelt-style performer who removed the -berg, just as many Jewish actors hide their heritage when taking stage names. Zoidberg himself is a play on the classic Yiddish concept of the mooching ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorrer "schnorrer"]]''. Ironically, the Decapodians are based on lobsters, which, as a species of shellfish, are not kosher.



* ''TrippingTheRift'' pretty much runs on RefugeInAudacity and this is pretty much the ''least'' offensive thing about the show, but there's at least two species of purple-skinned alien (or possibly sub-species of the same species) that have a ''lot'' in common with humans of African ancestry. One is for all intents and purposes basically a typical basketball player (only with chainsaws) and the other looks like 1940s cartoons of black people. Especially "Natives" as opposed to black characters who were born in America.

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* ''TrippingTheRift'' ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift'' pretty much runs on RefugeInAudacity and this is pretty much the ''least'' offensive thing about the show, but there's at least two species of purple-skinned alien (or possibly sub-species of the same species) that have a ''lot'' in common with humans of African ancestry. One is for all intents and purposes basically a typical basketball player (only with chainsaws) and the other looks like 1940s cartoons of black people. Especially "Natives" as opposed to black characters who were born in America.
10th Jan '17 8:25:25 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' contained an effeminate, weak, but highly intelligent servant race of the evil Psychlos (themselves [[AlwaysChaoticEvil moneygrubbing, sexist, drug abusing exploiters]] to a man), known as the ''Chinko''. This was [[AuthorTract probably intentional]], as Creator/LRonHubbard said that the main problem he had with China was that it had Chinese living there. Note that Hubbard used a different word here than "Chinese". In the film, they were called ''clinkos'', but still had the exact same behavior and voice.

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* ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' contained an effeminate, weak, but highly intelligent servant race of the evil Psychlos (themselves [[AlwaysChaoticEvil moneygrubbing, sexist, drug abusing exploiters]] to a man), Psychlos, known as the ''Chinko''. This was [[AuthorTract probably intentional]], as Creator/LRonHubbard said that the main problem he had with China was that it had Chinese living there. Note that Hubbard used a different word here than "Chinese". In the film, they were called ''clinkos'', but still had the exact same behavior and voice.



** That Scientology uses the word "wog", dated but still offensive British slang for someone from the Indian subcontinent, to refer to an unbeliever might be another reflection of Hubbard's views on race.
** Later in the novel Hubbard introduces a race of interuniversal bankers that are apparently descended from sharks (or local equivalents). They were short, big-nosed, and thought of nothing but cash, [[spoiler:going so far as to attempt to foreclose on the Earth after the humans free it from the Psychlos]].

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** That Scientology [[ChurchOfHappyology Scientology]] uses the word "wog", dated but still offensive British slang for someone from the Indian subcontinent, to refer to an unbeliever might be another reflection of Hubbard's views on race.
** The Psychlos themselves are a race of money-grubbing, sexist, drug-abusing PlanetLooters, who have been turned into the monsters they are by a group called the Catrists, an AlwaysChaoticEvil faction of evil, totalitarian charlatans who use ruthless persecution and medical {{brainwashing}} to maintain their position of power over the Psychlos. In short, an embodiment of all of Hubbard's (and, by extension, Scientology's) hatred of the psychiatric profession.
-->'''[[http://www.sptimes.com/News/051200/news_pf/Floridian/Battlefield_of_dreams.shtml Hubbard:]]''' I was a bit disgusted with the way the psychologists and brain surgeons mess people up, so I wrote a fiction story based in part on the consequences that could occur if the shrinks continued to do it.
**
Later in the novel novel, Hubbard introduces a race of interuniversal bankers that are apparently descended from sharks (or local equivalents). They were short, big-nosed, and thought of nothing but cash, [[spoiler:going so far as to attempt to foreclose on the Earth after the humans free it from the Psychlos]].
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