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4th Feb '17 11:16:46 AM SteveMB
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* 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
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* 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).

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

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* [[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
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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 ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''), and ''Series/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}}'' ''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
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** 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''.

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** 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
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** 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
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* 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.

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* 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!"''

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--> '''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.

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



* {{Smash}}'s Derek Wills.

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* {{Smash}}'s ''Series/{{Smash}}'''s Derek Wills.
18th May '16 12:32:22 AM nendroid
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* Video game critic [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], of WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation fame.

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* Video game critic [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], of WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation fame.fame, to the point of being a borderline [[HatesEveryoneEqually misanthrope]]



* Jin Kisaragi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame was born in England and has precisely two modes: DeadpanSnarker StrawNihilist {{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 StrawNihilist {{Jerkass}} MeanBrit Mean Brit [[FromBadToWorse and]] [[LaughingMad Cackling]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Rapey]] [[IncestSubtext Incestuous]] AxCrazy PsychoForHire EvilBrit.
{{Yandere}} EvilBrit. He does get better though. Ragna and Jin's future version Hakumen also qualify as this.
8th May '16 2:45:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* Simon Cowell as himself in the rap battle scene in ''ScaryMovie 3''.

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* Simon Cowell as himself in the rap battle scene in ''ScaryMovie 3''.''Film/ScaryMovie3''.



* Begley in ''NeuroticallyYours'' is British. He's also very mean, but so is pretty much everyone else.

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* Begley in ''NeuroticallyYours'' ''Series/NeuroticallyYours'' is British. He's also very mean, but so is pretty much everyone else.
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.
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