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Teutonic Ham
Germans being portrayed as inherently hammy.

(permanent link) added: 2011-08-16 03:13:37 sponsor: MidnightRambler (last reply: 2011-08-18 06:13:30)

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Alternative title suggestions: Germanic Ham, Schwarzwalder Schinken

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Germans in fiction seem to be a very hammy people, who take themselves very seriously and are fond of Bling of War, Big Words, Music to Invade Poland to, and yelling at each other. Definitely Truth in Television when depicting Imperial Germany, Nazi Germany and, to some extent, communist East Germany. Present-day Germany, though, seems to hate this trope due to their unpleasant experiences with Those Wacky Nazis.

This trope combined with Putting on the Reich is often a reason why Evil Is Hammy. See also Germanic Depressives, Germanic Efficiency.
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