History Main / WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant

26th Jun '16 2:12:02 PM MsChibi
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Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl, StepfordSmiler, and ValleyGirl. (More positively, they may be associated with the AllAmericanBoy or the GirlNextDoor.) May be found in EverytownAmerica and {{Suburbia}} (especially the StepfordSuburbia variety). See also AmericanAccents for more variations and stereotypes associated with them.

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Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl, StepfordSmiler, and ValleyGirl. (More positively, they may be associated with the AllAmericanBoy TheAllAmericanBoy or the GirlNextDoor.) May be found in EverytownAmerica and {{Suburbia}} (especially the StepfordSuburbia variety). See also AmericanAccents for more variations and stereotypes associated with them.
26th Jun '16 2:11:30 PM MsChibi
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This can easily be conflated with the [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston Brahmin]], First Families, Secret Masters of the World stereotype. They (the two stereotypes) share a core characterization, but WASP is a straight-up acronym of a demographic label, a thing you might find in a sociology text, not having any of the Old Money, Secret Masters baggage.

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This can easily be conflated with the [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston Brahmin]], First Families, Secret Masters of the World stereotype. They (the two stereotypes) share a core characterization, but WASP is a straight-up acronym of a demographic label, a thing you might find in a sociology text, not having any of the Old Money, OldMoney, Secret Masters baggage.



The HaysCode had this effect on [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood cinema]], perhaps unintentionally. Although written by two Irish Catholics, the Code was enforced mostly by Midwestern Protestants, and the films under its jurisdiction cut according to their biases. American characters in movies from the 1930s and '40s do tend to all look and talk the same, with only minor regional differences. Non-Nordic Americans don't tend to show up - and when they do, they are "conventionalized" as much as possible. Not until the 1950s would the existence of "ethnic" whites be openly acknowledged.

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The HaysCode had this effect on [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood cinema]], perhaps unintentionally. Although written by two Irish Catholics, the Code was enforced mostly by Midwestern Protestants, and the films under its jurisdiction cut according to their biases. American characters in movies from the 1930s and '40s do tend to [[MonochromeCasting all look and talk the same, same]], with only minor regional differences. Non-Nordic Americans don't tend to show up - and when they do, [[RaceLift they are "conventionalized" as much as possible.possible]]. Not until the 1950s would the existence of "ethnic" whites be openly acknowledged.
26th Jun '16 2:09:42 PM MsChibi
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** Also, Mr. Bottomtooth, complete with Tidewater/"Posh" accent (though it's distorted by his comically-exaggerated lower jaw).
26th Jun '16 2:06:41 PM MsChibi
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Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl, StepfordSmiler, and ValleyGirl. (More positively, they may be associated with the AllAmericanBoy or the GirlNextDoor.) May be found in EverytownUSA and {{Suburbia}} (especially the StepfordSuburbia variety). See also AmericanAccents for more variations and stereotypes associated with them.

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Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl, StepfordSmiler, and ValleyGirl. (More positively, they may be associated with the AllAmericanBoy or the GirlNextDoor.) May be found in EverytownUSA EverytownAmerica and {{Suburbia}} (especially the StepfordSuburbia variety). See also AmericanAccents for more variations and stereotypes associated with them.
26th Jun '16 2:06:27 PM MsChibi
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The White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or WASP, is a largely American trope that today is used to describe the stereotypical "white" person in American culture. It originally referred to New Englanders, New Yorkers, and Tidewater Southerners from wealthy backgrounds, generally either Congregationalist or Anglican doctrinally, but eventually came to be applied as well to inland Southerners, Midwesterners, and Westerners of Anglo-Saxon (English) descent as well, regardless of income level or sect. It also came to be roughly synonymous with "Protestant", so that even Protestant Irish, Dutch and Germans were eventually called [=WASPs=]. "White Protestants" wasn't as snappy a term as WASP, so usage of the term has hung around. The stereotype might be extended to upscale (or not) Catholics or Jews who either intermarry with Protestants or internalize Protestantism as the standard for "normal" Americans.

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The White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or WASP, is a largely American trope that today is used to describe the stereotypical "white" person in American culture. It originally referred to New Englanders, New Yorkers, and Tidewater Southerners from wealthy backgrounds, generally either [[UsefulNotes/AmericanChurches Congregationalist or Anglican doctrinally, doctrinally]], but eventually came to be applied as well to inland Southerners, Midwesterners, and Westerners of Anglo-Saxon (English) descent as well, regardless of income level or sect. It also came to be roughly synonymous with "Protestant", so that even Protestant Irish, Dutch and Germans were eventually called [=WASPs=]. "White Protestants" wasn't as snappy a term as WASP, so usage of the term has hung around. The stereotype might be extended to upscale (or not) Catholics or Jews who either intermarry with Protestants or internalize Protestantism as the standard for "normal" Americans.



Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, and ValleyGirl.

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Compare and contrast with ChristianityIsCatholic. See IrishmanAndAJew for a similar ethnic fault line, with Jews (usually) filling the WASP niche. Other associated tropes are UpperClassTwit, RichInDollarsPoorInSense, JerkJock, SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl, StepfordSmiler, and ValleyGirl.
ValleyGirl. (More positively, they may be associated with the AllAmericanBoy or the GirlNextDoor.) May be found in EverytownUSA and {{Suburbia}} (especially the StepfordSuburbia variety). See also AmericanAccents for more variations and stereotypes associated with them.
16th Jun '16 8:55:58 AM bwburke94
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* Mulder of ''Series/TheXFiles'' is implied to have grown up this way; his family owned homes in Martha's Vineyard and in Connecticut and his father worked for the government. His parents don't terribly fit the stereotype "WASP" usually seen, but then we don't see much of them at all in terms of personality, so who knows? His portrayer, David Duchovny, is actually from a mixed Jewish and Scottish background. [[NWordPrivileges ("It's very hard for me to buy anything.")]]

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* Mulder of ''Series/TheXFiles'' is implied to have grown up this way; his family owned homes in Martha's Vineyard and in Connecticut and his father worked for the government. His parents don't terribly fit the stereotype "WASP" usually seen, but then we don't see much of them at all in terms of personality, so who knows? His portrayer, David Duchovny, is actually from a mixed Jewish and Scottish background. [[NWordPrivileges ("It's very hard for me to buy anything.")]]



%%* BuffyTheVampireSlayer comes from this stock, although ironically she's been portrayed by a Swedish-American (Kristy Swanson) and an Ashkenazi Jew (SarahMichelleGellar).

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%%* BuffyTheVampireSlayer The title character of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comes from this stock, although ironically she's been portrayed by a Swedish-American (Kristy Swanson) and an Ashkenazi Jew (SarahMichelleGellar).(Creator/SarahMichelleGellar).
1st Jun '16 8:07:42 AM JamesAustin
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%%* Hunter Hearst Helmsley, AKA TripleH - who in RealLife is a French-Canadian from New Hampshire.
%%* [[JerkJock The Spirit Squad]] - and, by extension, probably former "Nicky" DolphZiggler too, even though his name suggests some vague Germanic background.
%%* RandyOrton showed touches of this before his transformation into "The Viper."
%%* DamienSandow had this as his gimmick before his alliance with TheMiz.

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%%* Hunter Hearst Helmsley, AKA TripleH Triple H - who in RealLife is a French-Canadian from New Hampshire.
%%* [[JerkJock The Spirit Squad]] Squad - and, by extension, probably former "Nicky" DolphZiggler Dolph Ziggler too, even though his name suggests some vague Germanic background.
%%* RandyOrton Randy Orton showed touches of this before his transformation into "The Viper."
%%* DamienSandow Damien Sandow had this as his gimmick before his alliance with TheMiz.
28th Dec '15 10:47:25 AM FF32
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* Played with in ''Film/MississippiBurning'': The phrase is used word for word at the [[BlatantLies not]] Klan meeting. This is after said meeting's speaker had repeatedly called the US government things like "atheist, Communist, Jewish, nigger-loving", among other things. Earlier in the movie the speaker had also essentially given a ''detailed explanation'' about why the county was so racist, doing things like the "Jews are all bankers in a moneymaking conspiracy" conspiracy theory and various other crackpot pieces of garbage like that. Paradoxically, then, the Klan's attitude here is partly rooted in resentment of wealth, which of course could also be applied to WASPs; the speaker was obviously arguing in an ethnic/religious vein rather than a class-based one. [[note]] And even there he was on shaky ground, for the core of the Klan was Scots-Irish by blood - a mixture of not just Anglo-Saxon but Scottish, Ulster Irish and Danish/Norwegian blood too. [[/note]]

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* Played with in ''Film/MississippiBurning'': The phrase is used word for word at the [[BlatantLies not]] Klan meeting. This is after said meeting's speaker had repeatedly called the US government things like "atheist, Communist, Jewish, nigger-loving", among other things. Earlier in the movie the speaker had also essentially given a ''detailed explanation'' about why the county was so racist, doing things like the "Jews are all bankers in a moneymaking conspiracy" conspiracy theory and various other crackpot pieces of garbage like that. Paradoxically, then, the Klan's attitude here is partly rooted in resentment of wealth, which of course could also be applied to WASPs; [=WASPs=]; the speaker was obviously arguing in an ethnic/religious vein rather than a class-based one. [[note]] And even there he was on shaky ground, for the core of the Klan was Scots-Irish by blood - a mixture of not just Anglo-Saxon but Scottish, Ulster Irish and Danish/Norwegian blood too. [[/note]]
26th Sep '15 11:12:54 AM Lawyer
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%%* Patrick Bateman and most of the main characters in ''AmericanPsycho'', especially the core group at Pierce & Pierce (excepting the probably Dutch David Van Patten).

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%%* Patrick Bateman and most of the main characters in ''AmericanPsycho'', especially the core group at Pierce & Pierce (excepting the probably Dutch David Van Patten).Pierce.
17th Aug '15 8:30:42 AM HighCrate
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The HaysCode had this effect on [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood cinema]], perhaps unintentionally. Although written by two Irish Catholics, the Code was enforced mostly by Midwestern Protestants, and the films under its jurisdiction cut according to their biases. American characters in movies from the 1930s and '40s do tend to all look and talk the same, with only minor regional differences. Non-Nordic Americans don't tend to show up - and when they do, they are "conventionalized" as much as possible. Not until the 1950s would the existence of "ethnic" whites be openly acknowledged.



* TheSpider, Richard Wentworth.
* Radio/TheShadow, Kent Allard aka Lamont Cranston.
* Literature/TheAvenger, Richard Henry Benson.
* [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Professor X]], Charles Xavier.
* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne AKA Batman]] [[note]] who is actually half-Ashkenazi Jewish and a convert to Catholicism, but uses the WASP persona as [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob a convenient cover]] [[/note]], Robin III Tim Drake, and former Batman expy GreenArrow, Oliver Queen, as well as many similar CrimeFightingWithCash heroes and Batman expies.

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* %%* TheSpider, Richard Wentworth.
* %%* Radio/TheShadow, Kent Allard aka Lamont Cranston.
* %%* Literature/TheAvenger, Richard Henry Benson.
* %%* [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Professor X]], Charles Xavier.
* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne AKA Batman]] [[note]] who is actually half-Ashkenazi Jewish and a convert to Catholicism, but uses the an OldMoney WASP persona as [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob a convenient cover]] [[/note]], Robin III Tim Drake, and former Batman expy GreenArrow, Oliver Queen, as well as many similar CrimeFightingWithCash heroes and Batman expies.cover]].



* The HaysCode had this effect on [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood cinema]], perhaps unintentionally. Although written by two Irish Catholics, the Code was enforced mostly by Midwestern Protestants, and the films under its jurisdiction cut according to their biases. American characters in movies from the 1930s and '40s do tend to all look and talk the same, with only minor regional differences. Non-Nordic Americans don't tend to show up - and when they do, they are "conventionalized" as much as possible. Not until the 1950s would the existence of "ethnic" whites be openly acknowledged.
* The [[StealthPun Yellowjackets]], Chip and Muffy, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.
* Jessica and her parents in ''TheHotChick''.
* Played with in ''MississippiBurning'': The phrase is used word for word at the [[BlatantLies not]] Klan meeting. This is after said meeting's speaker had repeatedly called the US government things like "atheist, Communist, Jewish, nigger-loving", among other things. Earlier in the movie the speaker had also essentially given a ''detailed explanation'' about why the county was so racist, doing things like the "Jews are all bankers in a moneymaking conspiracy" conspiracy theory and various other crackpot pieces of garbage like that. Paradoxically, then, the Klan's attitude here is partly rooted in resentment of wealth, which of course could also be applied to WASPs; the speaker was obviously arguing in an ethnic/religious vein rather than a class-based one. [[note]] And even there he was on shaky ground, for the core of the Klan was Scots-Irish by blood - a mixture of not just Anglo-Saxon but Scottish, Ulster Irish and Danish/Norwegian blood too. [[/note]]
* Omega House in ''AnimalHouse''. Delta House too, although they do have their share of ethnics (Polish-American John Blutarski being the most obvious).
* Pretty much everyone on the "snobs" side of ''{{Caddyshack}}''. And in their natural element to boot!
* Most of the characters in ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''.

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* The HaysCode had this effect on [[GoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood cinema]], perhaps unintentionally. Although written by two Irish Catholics, the Code was enforced mostly by Midwestern Protestants, and the films under its jurisdiction cut according to their biases. American characters in movies from the 1930s and '40s do tend to all look and talk the same, with only minor regional differences. Non-Nordic Americans don't tend to show up - and when they do, they are "conventionalized" as much as possible. Not until the 1950s would the existence of "ethnic" whites be openly acknowledged.
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%%* The [[StealthPun Yellowjackets]], Chip and Muffy, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.
* %%* Jessica and her parents in ''TheHotChick''.
* Played with in ''MississippiBurning'': ''Film/MississippiBurning'': The phrase is used word for word at the [[BlatantLies not]] Klan meeting. This is after said meeting's speaker had repeatedly called the US government things like "atheist, Communist, Jewish, nigger-loving", among other things. Earlier in the movie the speaker had also essentially given a ''detailed explanation'' about why the county was so racist, doing things like the "Jews are all bankers in a moneymaking conspiracy" conspiracy theory and various other crackpot pieces of garbage like that. Paradoxically, then, the Klan's attitude here is partly rooted in resentment of wealth, which of course could also be applied to WASPs; the speaker was obviously arguing in an ethnic/religious vein rather than a class-based one. [[note]] And even there he was on shaky ground, for the core of the Klan was Scots-Irish by blood - a mixture of not just Anglo-Saxon but Scottish, Ulster Irish and Danish/Norwegian blood too. [[/note]]
* %%* Omega House in ''AnimalHouse''. Delta House too, although they do have their share of ethnics (Polish-American John Blutarski being the most obvious).
* Pretty much everyone on the "snobs" side of ''{{Caddyshack}}''. And in their natural element (the golf course) to boot!
* %%* Most of the characters in ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''.



* William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in ''GangsOfNewYork'', based on the real life William Poole, leader in the anti-immigrant pro-WASP "Know Nothing" movement. [[WickedCultured His "dignified" WASP exterior is naturally only skin-deep]], making him a PsychoSupporter of more traditional WASPs.

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* William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in ''GangsOfNewYork'', based on the real life William Poole, leader in the anti-immigrant pro-WASP "Know Nothing" movement. [[WickedCultured His "dignified" WASP exterior is naturally only skin-deep]], making him a PsychoSupporter of more traditional WASPs.[=WASPs=].



* Tom and Daisy Buchanan in ''TheGreatGatsby''. They look down on the title character, real name Teutonic Midwesterner James Gatz.
* The Corey family in ''The Rise Of Silas Lapham''.
* ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''
* Nick Carter, the DimeNovel detective
* David Innes, the hero of the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' novels of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
* Randolph Carter, the protagonist of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath'', ''The Silver Key'', ''Through The Gates Of The Silver Key'', etc.. In fact, pretty much all of Lovecraft's protagonists.
* The brilliant yet sinister amateur detective Philo Vance.
* Patrick Bateman and most of the main characters in ''AmericanPsycho'', especially the core group at Pierce & Pierce (excepting the probably Dutch David Van Patten).
* Sherman [=McCoy=] in ''Literature/TheBonfireoftheVanities''.

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* Tom and Daisy Buchanan in ''TheGreatGatsby''. ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''. They look down on the title character, real name a Teutonic Midwesterner whose real name is James Gatz.
* %%* The Corey family in ''The Rise Of Silas Lapham''.
* %%* ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''
* %%* Nick Carter, the DimeNovel detective
* %%* David Innes, the hero of the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' novels of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
* %%* Randolph Carter, the protagonist of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath'', ''The Silver Key'', ''Through The Gates Of The Silver Key'', etc.. In fact, pretty much all of Lovecraft's protagonists.
* %%* The brilliant yet sinister amateur detective Philo Vance.
* %%* Patrick Bateman and most of the main characters in ''AmericanPsycho'', especially the core group at Pierce & Pierce (excepting the probably Dutch David Van Patten).
* %%* Sherman [=McCoy=] in ''Literature/TheBonfireoftheVanities''.



* Pete Campbell from ''Series/MadMen''.
* Charlotte of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' was delighted to learn what a wasp was and that she was one.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', J.D. and Dr. Cox have a very reserved, patrician patient who sends his wife out of the room for the dirty talk. He confirms, when J.D. asks, that he and his wife are, in fact, wasps. This makes his passionate declaration that when he makes love to his wife, he's closer to her than any other time and only then can he truly express his love for her all the more effective.
* Charles Emerson Winchester III from ''{{Series/Mash}}'', played by David Ogden Stiers with a full-on Boston Brahmin accent. Winchester has occasionally shown distaste for less reputable Catholic ethnicities, in one episode being heartbroken at the news of his sister getting engaged to an Italian, remarking to the (Irish) Catholic Father Mulcahy, "at least she's not marrying an Irishman".
* Emily and Richard Gilmore from ''GilmoreGirls'' (and most of the rest of the Gilmore family) are about as waspy as they come.

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* %%* Pete Campbell from ''Series/MadMen''.
* Charlotte of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' was is delighted to learn what a wasp was WASP is and that she was is one.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', J.D. and Dr. Cox have a very reserved, patrician patient who sends his wife out of the room for the dirty talk. He confirms, when J.D. asks, that he and his wife are, in fact, wasps.[=WASPs=]. This makes his passionate declaration that when he makes love to his wife, he's closer to her than any other time and only then can he truly express his love for her all the more effective.
* Charles Emerson Winchester III from ''{{Series/Mash}}'', played by David Ogden Stiers with a full-on Boston Brahmin BostonBrahmin accent. Winchester has occasionally shown distaste for less reputable Catholic ethnicities, in one episode being heartbroken at the news of his sister getting engaged to an Italian, remarking to the (Irish) Catholic Father Mulcahy, "at least she's not marrying an Irishman".
* %%* Emily and Richard Gilmore from ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' (and most of the rest of the Gilmore family) are about as waspy as they come.



* Mayor Randall Winston from ''SpinCity''.

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* %%* Mayor Randall Winston from ''SpinCity''.



* Andy Bernard on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' has all the hallmarks such as a loud fashion sense, privileged upbringing and prestigious education.
* Clark Claxton III from ''Billable Hours''.
* BuffyTheVampireSlayer arguably comes from this stock, although ironically she's been portrayed by a Swedish-American (Kristy Swanson) and an Ashkenazi Jew (SarahMichelleGellar).

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* Andy Bernard on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' has all the hallmarks such as a loud "preppy" fashion sense, privileged upbringing upbringing, and prestigious education.
* %%* Clark Claxton III from ''Billable Hours''.
* %%* BuffyTheVampireSlayer arguably comes from this stock, although ironically she's been portrayed by a Swedish-American (Kristy Swanson) and an Ashkenazi Jew (SarahMichelleGellar).



* Hunter Hearst Helmsley, AKA TripleH - who in RealLife is a French-Canadian from New Hampshire.
* [[JerkJock The Spirit Squad]] - and, by extension, probably former "Nicky" DolphZiggler too, even though his name suggests some vague Germanic background.
* RandyOrton showed touches of this before his transformation into "The Viper."
* DamienSandow had this as his gimmick before his alliance with TheMiz.
* South African wrestler Adam Rose seems to have shed his former hedonistic persona and become more of a "British-y snob" following his FaceHeelTurn, with his Mexican-American girlfriend Rosa Mendes also getting in on the act.

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* %%* Hunter Hearst Helmsley, AKA TripleH - who in RealLife is a French-Canadian from New Hampshire.
* %%* [[JerkJock The Spirit Squad]] - and, by extension, probably former "Nicky" DolphZiggler too, even though his name suggests some vague Germanic background.
* %%* RandyOrton showed touches of this before his transformation into "The Viper."
* %%* DamienSandow had this as his gimmick before his alliance with TheMiz.
* %%* South African wrestler Adam Rose seems to have shed his former hedonistic persona and become more of a "British-y snob" following his FaceHeelTurn, with his Mexican-American girlfriend Rosa Mendes also getting in on the act.



* The preps in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''.

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* The preps in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. Preppy dress sense, exclusionary attitude, swanky off-campus living, and of course the game is set in a private boarding school.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' contained a one-off CutawayGag in which Peter and Chris observe "a wasps' nest". The camera pans out to show that he's observing a WASP family having dinner. Lois's parents, Carter and Babs Pewterschmitt, are about as rich and WASP-y as you can get. One of the many reasons her father hates Peter is because Peter is Irish Catholic. That and he's a poor, fat, drunken, rude, idiotic slob. Later subverted when it is revealed that Lois' mother is Jewish. Carter is then shown treating Babs pretty much exactly the way you would expect him to treat any non-WASP.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' contained a one-off CutawayGag in which Peter and Chris observe "a wasps' [=WASPs=]' nest". The camera pans out to show that he's observing a WASP family having dinner. Lois's parents, Carter and Babs Pewterschmitt, are about as rich and WASP-y as you can get. One of the many reasons her father hates Peter is because Peter is Irish Catholic. That and he's a poor, fat, drunken, rude, idiotic slob. Later subverted when it is revealed that Lois' mother is Jewish. Carter is then shown treating Babs pretty much exactly the way you would expect him to treat any non-WASP.



** Seymour Skinner has all the personality traits, but [[SuddenlyEthnicity his birth name is secretly "Armin Tamzarian" (probably Armenian)]].



* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} brings us Judge Whitey, who only likes the "pore" people who do his pores at the spa, and has declared the other poor a mental illness.
* Jay's parents on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' fit this trope perfectly. There's also Republican, Vice Presidential candidate, [[PunnyName Rich Dullwasp]].
* WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} has the wasp couple Chip and Muffy who act like well, [[LiteralPun wasps.]]

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* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} brings us Judge Whitey, who only likes the "pore" people who do his pores at the spa, and has declared the other poor poverty a mental illness.
* Jay's parents on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' fit this trope perfectly. Extremely wealthy, they throw a debutante ball for their daughter where they try to set her up with a boy so [=WASPy=] that he has ''literal'' blue blood. Franklin is too much of a CloudCuckooLander to show many of the character traits beyond a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust_Valley_lockjaw Locust Valley lockjaw]] accent and a penchant for alcoholism, but Eleanor has the blatant classism and "proper" demeanor to the point of coldness; she remarks once that she would cry if not for the fact that tear ducts have been bred out of her family. There's also Republican, Republican Vice Presidential candidate, [[PunnyName Rich Dullwasp]].
* %%* WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} has the wasp couple Chip and Muffy who act like well, [[LiteralPun wasps.]]
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