History Main / TheMeanBrit

8th Apr '17 1:09:20 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* David Mitchell's "incredibly posh and aristocratic" character in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. He takes a number of different jobs like waiter, clothes store clerk, or vicar. He always gets contrasted to "that friendly Australian girl" who used to work in his place.
--> '''Waiter:''' ''"I saw you in here last week. I saw you drinking your soup. I saw you blowing and slurping and dunking your bread. We were watching you on the monitors in the kitchen, and we all thought you were a dick!"''
--> '''Store Clerk:''' ''"I've seen you in here before. I've seen you slouching around the place in your slip-on shoes and your motorcycle jacket, looking like a mechanic who's won the pools. I've seen your tin earring and your black marketeer swagger. We've all seen you, and we all thought you were a turd!"''
--> '''Vicar:''' ''"I saw you in here last week. I saw you reading the notices and talking about your views. and eating other peoples' biscuits. We were watching you from the vestry, and we all thought you were a bitch!"''
** Webb gets a turn as the Mean Brit in the "Hole in the Ring" sketch, parodying Anne Robinson. The problem is that he's not very good at it - his insults degenerate into calling people "gay" and flipping off the audience.

to:

* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'':
**
David Mitchell's "incredibly posh and aristocratic" character in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''.character. He takes a number of different jobs like waiter, clothes store clerk, or vicar. He always gets contrasted to "that friendly Australian girl" who used to work in his place.
--> '''Waiter:''' ''"I I saw you in here last week. I saw you drinking your soup. I saw you blowing and slurping and dunking your bread. We were watching you on the monitors in the kitchen, and we all thought you were a dick!"''
dick!
--> '''Store Clerk:''' ''"I've I've seen you in here before. I've seen you slouching around the place in your slip-on shoes and your motorcycle jacket, looking like a mechanic who's won the pools. I've seen your tin earring and your black marketeer swagger. We've all seen you, and we all thought you were a turd!"''
turd!
--> '''Vicar:''' ''"I I saw you in here last week. I saw you reading the notices and talking about your views. and eating other peoples' biscuits. We were watching you from the vestry, and we all thought you were a bitch!"''
bitch!
** Robert Webb gets a turn as the Mean Brit in the "Hole in the Ring" sketch, parodying Anne Robinson. The problem is that he's not very good at it - his insults degenerate into calling people "gay" and flipping off the audience.
17th Mar '17 5:51:56 PM ryanasaurus0077
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson and James May]] can come across as this too at times.

to:

* [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson and James May]] can come across as this too at times. The former in particular was infamous enough for it that it got him airbrushed out of the history of ''Series/RobotWars'', which goes to show that even this trope has standards.
5th Mar '17 8:43:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SaintsRow allows this in regards to voice options for Boss.

to:

* SaintsRow VideoGame/SaintsRow allows this in regards to voice options for Boss.
4th Feb '17 11:16:46 AM SteveMB
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Rappin' Drakken" features a rap battle on "American Starmaker". Kim realizes that something is seriously wrong when the Simon Cowell expy (under the influence of Drakken's mind-control shampoo) [[NotHimself acts much too nice]].
25th Nov '16 9:04:26 AM WoozySloth
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted with Colin Fassnidge of ''Series/MyKitchenRules''. Known as being very critical, the Irish judge intimidates many of the contestants, who felt like they were about to be punished when he was around. But as the show goes on, he turns out to be a pleasant guy. He gets along with the contestants alright, and even though he does frequently find flaws in the contestants' dishes, and can be rather blunt in pointing that out, he's never rude about it, his criticisms are always constructive (he points out what exactly is wrong with the dish and how it can be improved), and he is even willing to give a 10/10 for a dish that he finds really good (even though he jokingly complains that this ruins his reputation).

to:

* Subverted with Colin Fassnidge of ''Series/MyKitchenRules''. Known as being very critical, the Irish judge intimidates many of the contestants, who felt like they were about to be punished when he was around. But as the show goes on, he turns out to be a pleasant guy. He gets along with the contestants alright, and even though he does frequently find flaws in the contestants' dishes, and can be rather blunt in pointing that out, he's never rude about it, his criticisms are always constructive (he points out what exactly is wrong with the dish and how it can be improved), and he is even willing to give a 10/10 for a dish that he finds really good (even though he jokingly complains that this ruins his reputation).

14th Nov '16 10:42:08 PM BrightLight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] can come across as one too at times.

to:

* [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] Clarkson and James May]] can come across as one this too at times.
30th Jul '16 12:17:19 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Expect him to appear on any show that has an AmericanTitle. Call it subtle (or not-so-subtle) nationalism, but note that these people are seen as nasty at home too. Another possible explanation is that several of these reality shows originated in Britain, such as ''American Idol'' (from ''Pop Idol''), ''{{Dancing With the Stars}}'' (from ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''), and ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which was based on an unaired British pilot which would eventually become ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.

to:

Expect him to appear on any show that has an AmericanTitle. Call it subtle (or not-so-subtle) nationalism, but note that these people are seen as nasty at home too. Another possible explanation is that several of these reality shows originated in Britain, such as ''American Idol'' (from ''Pop Idol''), ''{{Dancing With the Stars}}'' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' (from ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''), and ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which was based on an unaired British pilot which would eventually become ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.
10th Jul '16 2:53:28 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Ramsay's shows inspired a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct cloned copy]] on a rival network. ''Restaurant:Impossible'' is a carbon copy presented by Robert Irvine, a British chef/entrepreneur who manages to be ten times more intimidating and meaner than Ramsey - without overly raising his voice or swearing ''once''.

to:

** Ramsay's shows inspired a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct cloned copy]] on a rival network. ''Restaurant:Impossible'' ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' is a carbon copy presented by Robert Irvine, a British chef/entrepreneur who manages to be ten times more intimidating and meaner than Ramsey - without overly raising his voice or swearing ''once''.
10th Jul '16 2:35:35 PM AgProv
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Ramsay's shows inspired a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct cloned copy]] on a rival network. ''Restaurant:Impossible'' is a carbon copy presented by Robert Irvine, a British chef/entrepreneur who manages to be ten times more intimidating and meaner than Ramsey - without overly raising his voice or swearing ''once''.
23rd Jun '16 7:36:53 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* David Mitchell's "incredibly posh and aristrocratic" character in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. He takes a number of different jobs like waiter, clothes store clerk, or vicar. He always gets contrasted to "that friendly australian girl" who used to work in his place.

to:

* David Mitchell's "incredibly posh and aristrocratic" aristocratic" character in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. He takes a number of different jobs like waiter, clothes store clerk, or vicar. He always gets contrasted to "that friendly australian Australian girl" who used to work in his place.



--> '''Store Clerk:''' ''"I've seen you in here before. I've seen you slouching around the place in your slip-on shoes and your motorcycle jacket, looking like a mechanic who's won the pools. I've seen your tin earring and your black marketeer swager. We've all seen you, and we all thought you were a turd!"''

to:

--> '''Store Clerk:''' ''"I've seen you in here before. I've seen you slouching around the place in your slip-on shoes and your motorcycle jacket, looking like a mechanic who's won the pools. I've seen your tin earring and your black marketeer swager.swagger. We've all seen you, and we all thought you were a turd!"''



* The ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode "American Duos" parodies ''American Idol'', with TimCurry playing the Simon Cowell role.

to:

* The ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode "American Duos" parodies ''American Idol'', with TimCurry Creator/TimCurry playing the Simon Cowell role.



* {{Smash}}'s Derek Wills.

to:

* {{Smash}}'s ''Series/{{Smash}}'''s Derek Wills.
This list shows the last 10 events of 75. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheMeanBrit