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18th Mar '17 5:10:42 PM MagnusForce
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* ''TheSimpsons''

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** Ms. Astor from the revival episode "The Mutants are Revolting" is a typical posh, rich, old woman who likes to grant generous donations to those less fortunate than her, but still looks down upon them (such as the sewer mutants).
3rd Mar '17 6:47:46 PM karstovich2
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* Andy Bernard on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' has all the hallmarks such as a loud "preppy" fashion sense, privileged upbringing, and prestigious education.

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* Andy Bernard on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' has all the hallmarks such as a loud "preppy" fashion sense, privileged upbringing, and prestigious education.education (i.e. Cornell).
3rd Mar '17 6:47:05 PM karstovich2
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Japanese people might be viewed as the Asian counterpart to this trope, given their stereotypically stern work ethic and obsession with tradition and [[JapanesePoliteness good manners]]; while Chinese people and other Asian nationalities might fill in for Catholics (more colorful, festive, and "spiritual"). And within China, there is a similar divide between Confucianism (middle class and socially conservative) and Daoism (more earthy and countercultural, and roughly akin to some "ethnic" flavors of Catholicism), with Buddhism viewed as exotic and associated with foreigners (so, analogous to Islam in the West).

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Japanese people might be viewed as the Asian counterpart to this trope, given their stereotypically stern work ethic and obsession with tradition and [[JapanesePoliteness good manners]]; while Chinese people and other Asian nationalities might fill in for Catholics (more colorful, festive, and "spiritual"). And within China, there is a similar divide between Confucianism (middle class and socially conservative) and Daoism (more earthy and countercultural, and roughly akin to some "ethnic" flavors of Catholicism), with Buddhism viewed as exotic and associated with foreigners (so, analogous to Judaism or Islam in the West).
25th Jan '17 1:00:50 PM TonyG
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%%* The [[StealthPun Yellowjackets]], Chip and Muffy, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.

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%%* * The [[StealthPun Yellowjackets]], Chip and Muffy, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' are a parody. They speak like a New England couple who look down on the two ant protagonists.
27th Dec '16 5:12:57 PM CountMontoni
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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/Episcopalian 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.culture (and mostly upper-middle class, as the term is usually not applied to working-class poor whites associated with DeepSouth stereotypes.... even though they ''technically'' fit the definition). It originally referred to New Englanders, New Yorkers, and Tidewater Southerners from wealthy backgrounds, generally either [[UsefulNotes/AmericanChurches Congregationalist or Anglican/Episcopalian 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.
24th Oct '16 6:01:57 PM nombretomado
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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=].

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* William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in ''GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/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=].
18th Sep '16 6:36:16 PM gemmabeta2
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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]], 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 Anglican/Episcopalian 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.
12th Aug '16 9:37:13 PM nombretomado
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%%* 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!

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%%* Omega House in ''AnimalHouse''.''Film/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}}''.''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. And in their natural element (the golf course) to boot!
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.
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