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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.
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''.
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