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16th Mar '16 4:10:04 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** For extra fun, Piers Morgan ''and'' Simon Cowell are judges on ''Britain's Got Talent'' and often seem to compete to see who can be the most cruel to the contestants (though Piers will often deliberately go against what Simon said, and praise an act Simon hated, presumably to irritate him, since plenty of these acts really are awful). Admittedly he's far less nasty on ''Britain's Got Talent'' than its American counterpart, but he's still capable of some mean put-downs.

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** For extra fun, Piers Morgan ''and'' Simon Cowell are judges on ''Britain's Got Talent'' and often seem to compete to see who can be the most cruel cruelest to the contestants (though Piers will often deliberately go against what Simon said, and praise an act Simon hated, presumably to irritate him, since plenty of these acts really are awful). Admittedly he's far less nasty on ''Britain's Got Talent'' than its American counterpart, but he's still capable of some mean put-downs.
16th Mar '16 4:06:32 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** In his prevous incarnation as tabloid newspaper editor, Morgan was once punched out cold - in front of his mistress - by [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], who objected to an article alleging he was being unfaithful to his wife. A Mean Brit punched by an Even Meaner Brit.

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** In his prevous previous incarnation as tabloid newspaper editor, Morgan was once punched out cold - in front of his mistress - by [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], who objected to an article alleging he was being unfaithful to his wife. A Mean Brit punched by an Even Meaner Brit.



** Germany has Dieter Bohlen, who manages to cause the majority of ''all'' complaints filed with the broadcasting commision.

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** Germany has Dieter Bohlen, who manages to cause the majority of ''all'' complaints filed with the broadcasting commision.commission.



* Len Goodman on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' isn't really mean, but he ''is'' much more demanding and less likely to hand out fuzzy, feel-good comments like "I loved your energy!" or "You are a smoldering sex goddess!" than either Carrie Ann or Bruno, and more likely to base his comments on the actual dance. Like Simon, if Len says it was good, it was ''very'' good, and his criticisms virtually always relate to something the dancer needs to work on. On the other hand, if a performance was genuinely ''bad'' he won't pull his punches, as during the second season when he told Master P essentially 'You don't care, you aren't trying, you don't belong here, it's time for you to go home.' ''in the third week''.
** Whereas on the British equivalent ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', his judging style is relatively lenient compared to Craig who, in an aversion of this trope, is Australian.

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* Len Goodman on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' isn't really mean, but he ''is'' much more demanding and less likely to hand out fuzzy, feel-good comments like "I loved your energy!" or "You are a smoldering sex goddess!" than either Carrie Ann or Bruno, and more likely to base his comments on the actual dance. Like Simon, if Len says it was good, it was ''very'' good, and his criticisms virtually always relate to something the dancer needs to work on. On the other hand, if a performance was genuinely ''bad'' he won't pull his punches, as during the second season when he told Master P essentially 'You essentially, "You don't care, you aren't trying, you don't belong here, it's time for you to go home.' home," ''in the third week''.
** Whereas on the British equivalent ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing,'' his judging style is relatively lenient compared to Craig who, in an aversion of this trope, is Australian.
16th Mar '16 4:04:01 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** For extra fun, Piers Morgan ''and'' Simon Cowell are judges on ''Britain' s Got Talent'' and often seem to compete to see who can be the most cruel to the contestants (though Piers will often deliberately go against what Simon said, and praise an act Simon hated, presumably to irritate him, since plenty of these acts really are awful). Admittedly he's far less nasty on ''Britain's Got Talent'' than its American counterpart, but he's still capable of some mean put-downs.

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** For extra fun, Piers Morgan ''and'' Simon Cowell are judges on ''Britain' s ''Britain's Got Talent'' and often seem to compete to see who can be the most cruel to the contestants (though Piers will often deliberately go against what Simon said, and praise an act Simon hated, presumably to irritate him, since plenty of these acts really are awful). Admittedly he's far less nasty on ''Britain's Got Talent'' than its American counterpart, but he's still capable of some mean put-downs.



* Peter Jones on ''American Inventor''.

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* Peter Jones on ''American Inventor''.Inventor.''
5th Mar '16 6:04:52 AM contrafanxxx
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* Lewis, the former SAS guy turned merc from ''Film/RamboIV''.
29th Feb '16 10:34:47 PM KaiYves
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** In ''Black Flag'', another character even scolds him with "Be nice, you limey!"
27th Feb '16 4:23:19 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Shaun Hastings in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', especially to Desmond.

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* Shaun Hastings in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', throughout the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' franchise, especially to Desmond.towards Desmond in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII II]]''.
24th Jan '16 9:35:41 AM nombretomado
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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 ''StrictlyComeDancing''), and ''AmericasGotTalent'', which was based on an unaired British pilot which would eventually become ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.

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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 ''StrictlyComeDancing''), ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''), and ''AmericasGotTalent'', ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which was based on an unaired British pilot which would eventually become ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.
18th Jan '16 8:41:28 AM gemmabeta2
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** Ramsay tends to keep his temper relative to his expectations: screw-ups by culinary professionals -- restaurateurs, chefs, waiters, etc.(who frankly should know better) -- will get the full brunt of his wrath; non-professionals (like those who appear on ''Series/TheFWord'') are treated much more patiently; and the man is downright cuddly when he's teaching children how to cook on ''Series/MasterChef Junior''.

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** Ramsay tends to keep Ramsay's saving grace is that he keeps his temper relative to his expectations: screw-ups by culinary professionals -- restaurateurs, chefs, waiters, etc.(who frankly should know better) -- will get the full brunt of his wrath; non-professionals and beginners (like those who appear on ''Series/TheFWord'') ''Series/TheFWord'' or ''Series/MasterChef'') are treated much more patiently; and the man is downright cuddly when he's teaching children how to cook on ''Series/MasterChef Junior''.
2nd Jan '16 5:13:24 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame was born in England and has precisely two modes: DeadpanSnarker StawNihilist {{Jerkass}} MeanBrit [[FromBadToWorse and]] [[LaughingMad Cackling]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Rapey]] [[IncestSubtext Incestuous]] AxCrazy PsychoForHire EvilBrit.

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* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame was born in England and has precisely two modes: DeadpanSnarker StawNihilist StrawNihilist {{Jerkass}} MeanBrit [[FromBadToWorse and]] [[LaughingMad Cackling]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Rapey]] [[IncestSubtext Incestuous]] AxCrazy PsychoForHire EvilBrit.
2nd Sep '15 4:11:39 PM Piando
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* As mentioned, Cowell on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and ''Britain's Got Talent''. He's known for his "No... I won't send you home" approach, his cases of hitting his fellow judges' klaxons in ''Britain's Got Talent'' and his put-downs, usually to HopelessAuditionees. Granted, generally he's simply telling the truth, but does so in such a blunt way that it could only be taken as offensive. His curt demeanor is sometimes exaggerated into being a straight {{Jerkass}} outside the shows he appears in, but the interesting thing for being the TropeCodifier is that he often falls into a CruelToBeKind approach (he thinks it's a waste of both his time and that of the underqualified contestants he judges to entertain their false hopes), and ''will'' praise those who do have the chops. Some ''American Idol'' viewers took to saying "Paula will give you a pass if you're nice, Randy will give you a pass if you're black, but Simon will only give you a pass if you can ''actually sing.''"
* Piers Morgan, also known as [[PrivateEye Piers Moron]], on ''America's Got Talent''.

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* As mentioned, Cowell on ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and ''Britain's Got Talent''.''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. He's known for his "No... I won't send you home" approach, his cases of hitting his fellow judges' klaxons in ''Britain's Got Talent'' and his put-downs, usually to HopelessAuditionees. Granted, generally he's simply telling the truth, but does so in such a blunt way that it could only be taken as offensive. His curt demeanor is sometimes exaggerated into being a straight {{Jerkass}} outside the shows he appears in, but the interesting thing for being the TropeCodifier is that he often falls into a CruelToBeKind approach (he thinks it's a waste of both his time and that of the underqualified contestants he judges to entertain their false hopes), and ''will'' praise those who do have the chops. Some ''American Idol'' viewers took to saying "Paula will give you a pass if you're nice, Randy will give you a pass if you're black, but Simon will only give you a pass if you can ''actually sing.''"
* Piers Morgan, also known as [[PrivateEye Piers Moron]], on ''America's Got Talent''.''Series/AmericasGotTalent''.
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