Created By: tehSandwich on August 31, 2011
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French Canada

Depictions of the province of Quebec and it's inhabitants being stereotypically French.

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"A similar phenomenon also seems to occur with depictions of Quebec in Hollywood movies as being full of Frenchmen with Parisian accents and mannerisms."

"There's no Canada like French Canada,
It's the best Canada in the land.
The other Canada is hardly Canada.
If you lived here for a day, you'd understand."
-- South Park episode 715: It's Christmas in Canada

The protagonists finds themselves in Quebec for some reason or another and what do they find? Instead of half-drunk, rough-talking, ice hockey obsessed, french-talking people; they find berets, striped shirts, moustaches, accordions and baguettes instead. [Insert descriptions of the differences between the French, stereotypic French and actual Quebecers]

Needs a Better Title, however it was taken from the same episode as the above quote. Might also need a better description. Suggested by an actual french-canadian.
Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • August 31, 2011
    Methylene
    I didn't watch it, but I recall reading a critique about the time the Today Show came up to Montreal. It said that while the show itself had stereotipical Quebec happenings, the logo for the show had them dressed as if they were in Paris, and they were playing typical French music in the BG. If someone could check those facts first though.

    As for a better name... Pabec... or Queris... naw, it doesn't mash up well like the others hmm...
  • August 31, 2011
    Lyendith
  • August 31, 2011
    Methylene
    Perhaps more Quebec is Paris... before it gets pointed out that not all France is Paris?
  • August 31, 2011
    Koveras
    Subtrope of Canada Eh.
  • August 31, 2011
    benjamminsam
    Maybe something like All French Speakers Are Parisian ? I like the trope but the title is a little touger than Spexico.
  • August 31, 2011
    CommanderPanda
  • September 1, 2011
    Methylene
    Well, okay, continuing my previous post. Do we actually have any examples of this to make this tropable?
  • September 1, 2011
    SKJAM
    An issue of the Justice League comic book had the local police in Canada (presumably Quebec) being referred to as gendarmes.
  • September 1, 2011
    CommanderPanda
    Webcomic I read a whiiiiile ago. Spinnerette, I think. At one point the heroes had to team up with a squad of Canadian heroes, including one who only spoke French.
  • September 2, 2011
    MorganWick
    We may be hinting at two tropes here, France Is Paris and Quence / Frabec / Montrearis / Pareal. (Or just Benjamin's All French Speakers Are Parisian.)

    Also, Panda: ow.
  • September 2, 2011
    CommanderPanda
    Pardon? Also, found it [1]
  • September 2, 2011
    VincentGaribaldi
    South Park episode "It's Christmas in Canada", features French Canadians singing about their superiority. They're also joined by a mime on their way to find the Prime Minister.
  • September 2, 2011
    LeeM
    Truth In Television to some extent. In some parts of Montreal and Quebec City they won't speak anything except French, and they'll even criticise French people for not speaking French correctly.
  • March 14, 2012
    Catbert
    Canada Eh and National Stereotypes covers this. Anyone think we need a subtrope just for Quebec?
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