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7th Jul '16 9:12:33 PM thatother1dude
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". "Our money sure is gay").
** One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple thousand miles away.
** For the record, this episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode. It only aired for ''exactly three times'' on television, then many Brazilians (from normal citizens to senators) went crazy at how "demoralizing" the episode was, not knowing that ''The Simpsons'' mocks every country they come across, even [[{{Eagleland}} their own]]. Still the ban took full effect, and takes even now; FOX managed to get the episode available in Brazil only for DVD volumes.
*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel comfortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a TV show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain TV channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.
*** In a later episode, the Simpsons went to a place Lisa considered the worst they've been in until Bart mentioned Brazil and then she corrected to ''second'' worst. When that episode was dubbed for Brazilian audiences, that dialogue was changed to exclude mentions of Brazil.
*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictitious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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"Blame It On Lisa" is full of these, deliberately used for humorous effect in its portrayal of Brazil, however they did lampshade one of the popular misconceptions by having Bart painstakingly learn Spanish for the trip ... [[RealityEnsues only to learn Brazilians speak Portuguese.]] A few things were brilliantly correct, such as the steakhouse with meat in swords and the colorful currency ("Ahh, look at all that pink and purple[[note]]Respectively R$ 10 and R$ 5; other banknotes include R$ 2 (white), R$ 20 (yellow), R$ 50 (amber) and R$ 100 (sky blue); the only green Brazilian Real banknote was R$ 1, which has since been discontinued[[/note]]". "Our money sure is gay").
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gay"). One particular geographical slip is for the kidnappers to take Homer, whom they kidnapped in Rio, all the way to the Amazon forest, a couple thousand miles away.
** For the record, this
away. This episode is actually [[BannedInChina banned for broadcast]] in Brazil, except if you have FOX on cable, where it's shown regularly like any other episode. It only aired for ''exactly three times'' on television, then many Brazilians (from normal citizens to senators) went crazy at how "demoralizing" the episode was, not knowing that ''The Simpsons'' mocks every country they come across, even [[{{Eagleland}} their own]]. Still the ban took full effect, and takes even now; FOX managed to get the episode available in Brazil only for DVD volumes.
*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel comfortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a TV show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain TV channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.
*** In a later episode, the Simpsons went to a place Lisa considered the worst they've been in until Bart mentioned Brazil and then she corrected to ''second'' worst. When that episode was dubbed for Brazilian audiences, that dialogue was changed to exclude mentions of Brazil.
*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictitious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.
episode.
7th Jul '16 9:10:19 PM thatother1dude
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Whenever you see a Brazilian (or really, any South American) in fiction, expect him to look like a stereotypical Mexican or Latino. Also, whenever TheHero goes to Brazil for whatever reason [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans it will be during Carnaval. Always.]][[note]]Though, there are festivals all year round, for different things and in different places, in most Latin countries.[[/note]] Well, it would be easier to just make a list of what is wrong with Brazil in fiction:

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Whenever you see a Brazilian (or really, any South American) in fiction, [[LatinoIsBrown expect him to look like a stereotypical Mexican or Latino.Latino]]. Also, whenever TheHero goes to Brazil for whatever reason [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans it will be during Carnaval. Always.]][[note]]Though, there are festivals all year round, for different things and in different places, in most Latin countries.[[/note]] Well, it would be easier to just make a list of what is wrong with Brazil in fiction:
29th May '16 9:14:17 AM JamesAustin
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* Rare aversion in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. Bruce Banner isn't in a favela because he happens to be in Brazil, he's in a favela because he doesn't want to be found.
** ''The Incredible Hulk'' subverted this in many ways, including showing the ethnic diversity, Bruce Banner going to great lengths to learn Portuguese (and struggling with it), people in favelas shown to actually work, it [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans not being Carnival]], among some minor details.
*** They could have hired national actors, though, or at least try better at the accent thing. It's like someone making a film about the US, only everyone talks like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* Kind of averted in the infamous movie ''Woman on Top'', where Brazil is portrayed avoiding most of the topics above mentioned, but still the main heroine was interpreted by [[FakeNationality a Spanish actress]] (Creator/PenelopeCruz), and for a famous restaurant the place was strangely decaying.
** WordOfGod says that they were going to cast a Brazilian actress, but Penelope Cruz was just too damn good to miss.

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* Rare aversion in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. Bruce Banner isn't in a favela because he happens to be in Brazil, he's in a favela because he doesn't want to be found.
** ''The Incredible Hulk'' subverted this in many ways, including showing
found, the ethnic diversity, diversity is shown, Bruce Banner going to great lengths to learn Portuguese (and struggling with it), people in favelas shown to actually work, it [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans not being Carnival]], among some minor details.
*** They could have hired national actors, though, or at least try better at the accent thing. It's like someone making a film about the US, only everyone talks like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* Kind of averted in the infamous movie ''Woman on Top'', where Brazil is portrayed avoiding most of the topics above mentioned, but still the main heroine was interpreted by [[FakeNationality a Spanish actress]] (Creator/PenelopeCruz), and for a famous restaurant the place was strangely decaying.
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decaying. WordOfGod says that they were going to cast a Brazilian actress, but Penelope Cruz was just too damn good to miss.
16th May '16 12:44:56 PM MagmaDragoon
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/SonicWings 2'', where the Brazilian stage is set on a hidden military base within the Pantanal wetlands.
** Gets better in ''Sonic Wings Special'', where the stage is revisited. Not only it is correctly named "Mato Grosso" (one of the Brazilian states where the Pantanal is located), it is also possible to see the local fauna in the background, like a flock of flamingos which fly over on the midway point of the stage.



** And it's back again for ''Street Fighter V''. The Brazilian stage is set on a favela on Rio de Janeiro (a pretty faithful recreation at that), but one of the background characters is a dancer on Carnaval costume, even though there are no signs on the stage that it is set during Carnaval.



** The ''King of Fighters 2001'' averts this somehow, by having a Brazilian stage set in the Interlagos Racetrack.

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** The ''King of Fighters 2001'' averts this somehow, this, by having a Brazilian stage set in the Interlagos Racetrack.Racetrack.
** In the reveal trailers for ''The King of Fighters XIV'' one of the newcomers and member of the South America team was revealed as a Brazilian [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]] by the name of "Banderas", which instantly caused an uproar among the Brazilian fans since Banderas is a Spanish name. SNK apparently caught word on this, and by the next trailer his name was fixed to "Bandeiras", a more proper Brazilian name.
** XIV also averts the trope with it's South American stage, which is set on the Iguazu Falls, near the triple frontier between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
5th Mar '16 11:47:26 PM arrgh
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||Women have very little freedom, are subservient to their husbands and fathers, do not work outside the home, and are treated as second-class citizens, while men ascribe to machismo, and hold misogynistic views. ||Women also are regarded as equals to men. They have the right to vote and participate in government. Women work in all sorts of occupations and many women go to college. The current president is a woman. Most men no longer ascribe to machismo and give their wives plenty of freedom. ||

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||Women have very little freedom, are subservient to their husbands and fathers, do not work outside the home, and are treated as second-class citizens, while men ascribe to machismo, and hold misogynistic views. ||Women also are regarded as equals to men. They have the right to vote and participate in government. Women work in all sorts of occupations and many women go to college. The current president is a woman. Most men no longer ascribe to machismo and are not sexist give their wives plenty of freedom. ||
20th Feb '16 7:45:09 PM BoldAsLove
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||[[LatinLover All women and most men are insanely beautiful]] ([[SpicyLatina and slutty]], if the fiction work in question is particularly fond of stereotypes). The Latino stereotype pervades, down to the cultural references. Black people are virtually unseen. ||Black people are rarer than in the US, but various white/black mixes are very common. Brazil has a ''massively'' mixed population with immigrants from all over Europe and Asia. People of all levels of physical attractiveness exist - from gorgeous to hideous. ||

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||[[LatinLover All women and most men are insanely beautiful]] ([[SpicyLatina and slutty]], if the fiction work in question is particularly fond of stereotypes). The Latino stereotype pervades, down to the cultural references. Black people are virtually unseen. ||Black people are rarer than in ||Brazil has one of the US, biggest Black populations outside of Africa, but various white/black mixes are very common. Brazil has a ''massively'' mixed population with immigrants from all over Europe and Asia. People of all levels of physical attractiveness exist - from gorgeous to hideous. ||
26th Jan '16 9:58:08 PM KYCubbie
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||[[PlanetOfHats All Brazilians are phenomenal soccer players]]. Soccer is also the only sport played there. ||The average Brazilian is as likely to be a good soccer player as the average American is likely to be a basketball/football superstar or the average Japanese is likely to be a karate master. This can especially be seen in later years, as the national team's string of lackluster performances (with which the supporters are most decidedly ''not'' happy), coupled with Spain's rampant success and a quirk in the ranking system,[[note]]Arguably the main reason that Brazil's ranking dropped so precipitously is that it will host the 2014 World Cup. In FIFA's ranking system, qualifiers for the World Cup and continental cups (the Copa América, in the case of Brazil) are weighted 2.5 times greater than international friendlies, and matches in the continental cups and the FIFA Confederations Cup have three times the weight of friendlies. However, because South America's continental confederation, CONMEBOL, has only 10 members, there is no qualifying for the Copa América. More importantly, the host nation automatically qualifies for the FIFA World Cup, which means that Brazil is not competing in CONMEBOL qualifying. The only competitive matches that Brazil played between the 2010 and 2014 World Cups were in the 2011 Copa América (where they lost in the quarterfinals) and 2013 Confederations Cup (which they hosted and won). Brazil's ranking is likely to drop from its current spot of 9th before the 2014 World Cup because it will only be playing friendlies during that time.[[/note]] caused it to drop from the top spot to as low as ''22nd'' (now back to 9th) in the FIFA World Rankings since the 2010 World Cup. While soccer is the most popular sport, many other sports are played there too. ||

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||[[PlanetOfHats All Brazilians are phenomenal soccer players]]. Soccer is also the only sport played there. ||The average Brazilian is as likely to be a good soccer player as the average American is likely to be a basketball/football superstar or the average Japanese is likely to be a karate master. This can especially be seen in later years, as the national team's string of lackluster performances (with which the supporters are most decidedly ''not'' happy), coupled with Spain's rampant success and a quirk in the ranking system,[[note]]Arguably the main reason that Brazil's ranking dropped so precipitously is that it will host hosted the 2014 World Cup. In FIFA's ranking system, qualifiers for the World Cup and continental cups (the Copa América, in the case of Brazil) are weighted 2.5 times greater than international friendlies, and matches in the continental cups and the FIFA Confederations Cup have three times the weight of friendlies. However, because South America's continental confederation, CONMEBOL, has only 10 members, there is no qualifying for the Copa América. More importantly, the host nation automatically qualifies for the FIFA World Cup, which means that Brazil is did not competing compete in CONMEBOL qualifying. The only competitive matches that Brazil played between the 2010 and 2014 World Cups were in the 2011 Copa América (where they lost in the quarterfinals) and 2013 Confederations Cup (which they hosted and won). Brazil's ranking is likely to drop from its current spot of 9th dropped precipitously (by their standards) before the 2014 World Cup because it will only be playing played friendlies during that time.[[/note]] caused it to drop from the top spot to as low as ''22nd'' (now back to 9th) 6th) in the FIFA World Rankings since the 2010 World Cup. While soccer is the most popular sport, many other sports are played there too. ||



For the record, the real capital of Brazil is Brasília, which is no hamlet itself at 2.5 million people. Rio used to be the capital up until April 21, 1960, when Brasília was founded by then-Brazilian President [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juscelino_Kubitschek Juscelino Kubitschek]] (see? With a Czech name like that, he could be from Chicago!) It even is considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasília World Heritage Site]] by UNESCO (Buenos Aires is not in Brazil at all, but in neighboring Argentina). Brasília actually represents another similarity between Brazil and the United States: like UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it was a city [[SpaceBrasilia built from the ground up to be the national capital]], in a less than desirable physical environment (Washington DC was built on a swamp, Brasília was built in the middle of the Cerrado (a savannah-like environment found mainly in Brazil's center and west) and their metropolitan areas are similar in population.

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For the record, the real capital of Brazil is Brasília, which is no hamlet itself at 2.5 million people. Rio used to be the capital up until April 21, 1960, when Brasília was founded by then-Brazilian President [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juscelino_Kubitschek Juscelino Kubitschek]] (see? With a Czech name like that, he could be from Chicago!) It even is considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasília World Heritage Site]] by UNESCO (Buenos Aires is not in Brazil at all, but in neighboring Argentina). Brasília actually represents another similarity between Brazil and the United States: like UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, it was a city [[SpaceBrasilia built from the ground up to be the national capital]], in a less than desirable physical environment (Washington DC (Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp, Brasília was built in the middle of the Cerrado (a savannah-like environment found mainly in Brazil's center and west) and their metropolitan areas are similar in population.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTItanic'' features among the mice characters, a Brazilian mouse named Ronnie who is obsessed with soccer. Surprisingly, he is from Recife.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTItanic'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic'' features among the mice characters, a Brazilian mouse named Ronnie who is obsessed with soccer. Surprisingly, he is from Recife.



* Lampshaded and played with masterfully, for plot-point effects in ''Film/IStillKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''. Jennifer Love Hewitt's character wins a radio contest by answering the trivia question "What is the capital of Brazil?" with Rio de Janeiro. She, her BlackBestFriend, and their boyfriends don't actually visit Brazil, but towards the end, the revelation that Brazil's capital is actually Brasília leads her to realize that the whole thing was a trap.

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* Lampshaded and played with masterfully, for plot-point effects in ''Film/IStillKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer''. Jennifer Love Hewitt's Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt's character wins a radio contest by answering the trivia question "What is the capital of Brazil?" with Rio de Janeiro. She, her BlackBestFriend, and their boyfriends don't actually visit Brazil, but towards the end, the revelation that Brazil's capital is actually Brasília leads her to realize that the whole thing was a trap.



** The actual sequence is very jarring to anyone remotely familiar to Brazil. Bond starts in Rio, next we see him driving a boat down the Amazon River (several hours by plane to the north) while fighting henchmen, then he goes over Iguacu Falls (Not a part of the Amazon watershed, it lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina). The next scene features him meeting Q in what is quite obviously the Pampas (southern Brazil/northern Argentina), complete with stereotypical Gauchos. After that he infiltrating a decidedly Mayan looking temple (on another hemisphere entirely). The American equivalent would be leaving New York city, boating down the Mississippi, going over Niagara Falls and walking to a location in New Mexico.

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** The actual sequence is very jarring to anyone remotely familiar to Brazil. Bond starts in Rio, next we see him driving a boat down the Amazon River (several hours by plane to the north) while fighting henchmen, then he goes over Iguacu Falls (Not (not a part of the Amazon watershed, it lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina). The next scene features him meeting Q in what is quite obviously the Pampas (southern Brazil/northern Argentina), complete with stereotypical Gauchos. After that he infiltrating a decidedly Mayan looking temple (on another hemisphere entirely). The American equivalent would be leaving New York city, City, boating down the Mississippi, going over Niagara Falls and walking to a location in New Mexico.



** Charges did it again, with the Latin American pope. The reason they choose him was that the number of brazilian catholics is reducing as they are going to another religion, and thus to win them back they choose someone from Buenos Aires, the brazilian capital.

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** Charges did it again, with the Latin American pope. The reason they choose him was that the number of brazilian catholics Brazilian Catholics is reducing decreasing as they are going to another religion, and thus to win them back they choose someone from Buenos Aires, the brazilian capital."Brazilian capital".



*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel confortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a tv show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain tv channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.

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*** Which is understandable, as not many people in a country would feel confortable comfortable if a foreign show would mock their country and possibly ruin its tourism, like happened in Brazil. Creator/{{FOX}} later apologized to Brazilians for the controversial episode and made them an offer to loose tensions. Also, bear in mind that in Brazil (like in the rest of Latin America) there is historically a strong anti-imperialistic sentiment (the support the military dictatorship received from the USA doesn't help matters) and so these jokes are interpreted as hypocritical insults.
*** Then again, it can be seem as a weird case of real life research failure, as we are talking about ''The Simpsons'', a tv TV show that mocks every country it ever portrayed... [[{{Eagleland}} their own more than anyone else's]]. It's argued that all the fuss the episode raised was caused mostly by certain tv TV channels (by that, read the most influential) playing Fourth Estate. The lawsuit by Rio's tourism department was lifted, but the show's producers still declared that Homer Simpson would gladly meet president Fernando Henrique Cardoso in ''Celebrity Boxing''.



*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.
** The subsequent episode set at the 2014 World Cup, "You Don't Have To Live Like A Referee" was, understandably, mostly about the football stereotype (and FIFA ... sorry [[BlandNameProduct World Football Federation]] corruption). Oddly, the signs in the stadium are in Spanish, although Marge is learning Portugese. And at the end, they end up in the Amazon again.

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*** Brazilian website Charges.com.br actually defended ''The Simpsons'' by writing a fictious fictitious meeting between Homer and Bart with then-President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC). When both Simpson males mentioned their ideas to remake the episode showing a more real Brazil, FHC told them to let the episode as it was.
** The subsequent episode set at the 2014 World Cup, "You Don't Have To Live Like A Referee" was, understandably, mostly about the football stereotype (and FIFA ... sorry [[BlandNameProduct World Football Federation]] corruption). Oddly, the signs in the stadium are in Spanish, although Marge is learning Portugese.Portuguese. And at the end, they end up in the Amazon again.



** This trope is older than that, and that event didn't occur exactly in this way. In the morning following the day of his arrival the President Ronald Reagan addressed the Brazilian public as "the friendly people of Bolivia" (or Colombia, again). This gaffe was dismissed by the Itamaraty (Brazil's Diplomatic Corps, named as such due to the name of the building they are headquartered at) as result of jet lag but ''Jornal do Brasil'' (then an influential local newspaper) quickly pointed that [=McDonald's=] paper mats, at that time, all over Brazil, were being printed with characters dressed in the traditional garbs of several countries. The Brazilian character was dressed in a complete Andes Quechuan outfit, with the little black hat. There was a public outcry and the [=McDonald's=] local administration excused themselves alleging that the paper mats were designed in USA. It was never known if the paper mats were the reason for the presidential faux pas, but since then the paper mats used in all [=McDonald's=] restaurants from Brazil are designed and produced locally.

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** This trope is older than that, and that event didn't occur exactly in this way. In the morning following the day of his arrival the President Ronald arrival, Reagan addressed the Brazilian public as "the friendly people of Bolivia" (or Colombia, again). This gaffe was dismissed by the Itamaraty (Brazil's Diplomatic Corps, named as such due to the name of the building they are headquartered at) as result of jet lag but ''Jornal do Brasil'' (then an influential local newspaper) quickly pointed that [=McDonald's=] paper mats, at that time, all over Brazil, were being printed with characters dressed in the traditional garbs of several countries. The Brazilian character was dressed in a complete Andes Quechuan outfit, with the little black hat. There was a public outcry and the [=McDonald's=] local administration excused themselves alleging that the paper mats were designed in the USA. It was never known if the paper mats were the reason for the presidential faux pas, but since then the paper mats used in all [=McDonald's=] restaurants from Brazil are designed and produced locally.



** Especially frustrating for residents of Sao Paulo. As the largest city in South America (second largest in the Americas after Mexico City), the population is equal to that New York city and Los Angeles combined. It is considered the economic center of Brazil, and arguably that of all of South America. Yet its presence in popular culture is minimal, always losing out to Rio (to the extent that the Rio/Sao Paulo rivalry is the subject of many local jokes).

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** Especially frustrating for residents of Sao São Paulo. As the largest city in South America (second largest in the Americas after Mexico City), the population is equal to that of New York city City and Los Angeles combined. It is considered the economic center of Brazil, and arguably that of all of South America. Yet its presence in popular culture is minimal, always losing out to Rio (to the extent that the Rio/Sao Rio/São Paulo rivalry is the subject of many local jokes).
21st Dec '15 4:34:14 AM cococrisp
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTItanic'' features among the mice characters, a Brazilian mouse named Ronnie who is obsessed with soccer. Surprisingly, he is from Recife.
15th Nov '15 12:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* The trope name comes from a real life episode when then-President RonaldReagan went to Brazil and, with a grin on his face, said to be "Happy to visit the capital of Brazil, Buenos Aires" (which, for the record, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography is the capital of ANOTHER COUNTRY]]). The trope name is still open, however, to one more commonly mistaken (Rio).

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* The trope name comes from a real life episode when then-President RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan went to Brazil and, with a grin on his face, said to be "Happy to visit the capital of Brazil, Buenos Aires" (which, for the record, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography is the capital of ANOTHER COUNTRY]]). The trope name is still open, however, to one more commonly mistaken (Rio).
8th Nov '15 7:03:41 PM laserviking42
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** Especially frustrating for residents of Sao Paulo. As the largest city in South America (second largest in the Americas after Mexico City), the population is equal to that New York city and Los Angeles combined. It is considered the economic center of Brazil, and arguably that of all of South America. Yet its presence in popular culture is minimal, always losing out to Rio (to the extent that the Rio/Sao Paulo rivalry is the subject of many local jokes).
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