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When people of a particular culture, nationality, or any other demographic ''embrace'' an unflattering caricature of them concocted by another (often, but not always, an EthnicScrappy) this is the result.

''Occasionally'' it can be a case of InsultBackfire, though it happens most often when the caricature in question is [[UnfortunateImplications clueless]] rather than intentionally offensive.

It may help if the allegedly offensive characters has strong sides (Speedy may be somewhat stereotypical, but note that he always wins), or at least if the other characters aren't better. Alternately, the joke may be that the stereotype is carried so far as to be clear parody even to a casual viewer (e.g., TheMikado below), or the stereotypical aspects are exceedingly FairForItsDay (e.g., CharlieChan, below). Or maybe the stereotype exists in the targeted culture itself.

This trope is GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff [[XMeetsY crossed with]] ActuallyPrettyFunny (or with MisaimedFandom, depending on your perspective).

Compare GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff, AmericansHateTingle, CrossCulturalKerfluffle, AffectionateParody, and ThisLoserIsYou.

See also and compare OpinionOverride. The inverse trope is OffendingTheCreatorsOwn, where a work or character is condemned as offensive to a particular group despite the creator being a member of that group. It can be seen as a national version of the more personal ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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[[folder: Advertising]]
* Quite similar to Speedy Gonzales is the Frito Bandito, a character Frito-Lay used back in TheSixties to advertise their Frito chips (he was a Mexican character written in the 1960s, do the math). While he never had a chance in America, the Bandito was actually very popular in Mexico.
* Commercials for Skittles candies that featured Scottish Koreans (Korean people who speak with thick Scottish accents and play up classic Scottish stereotypes like playing bagpipes by foggy lakes) wound up being pretty well-received by actual Scots of Korean descent. They know the commercial isn't taking itself the least bit seriously and are happy to see Scottish-Korean ''anything'' in the mainstream.
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* ''AxisPowersHetalia'', for example, being made of exaggeratedly stereotyped {{anthropomorphic personification}}s of countries, has plenty of fans all over the world. A lot of the characters are well-loved in the countries they represent (probably because they can see those stereotypes and know how to laugh at themselves) - however, there are definitely American fans who aren't that fond of America, despite him being the second most popular character in the United States, etc.
** Finland in ''Axis Powers Hetalia'', a {{moe}} boy with a close relationship with the big and scary Sweden, is actually quite indistinguishable to Finnish audience, save for maybe the fact he's said to be surprisingly strong in the cold, a ShoutOut to [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests Winter War]] (of which Finns cannot seem to get enough). They ''still'' like him. Of course, the trope is also defied, in that the personality of the character himself has polarizing effect in certain Finnish circles, who find him to have little to do with how Finns [[GrimUpNorth typically are]].
** The usual Russian reaction to [[PsychopathicManchild Ivan]] [[CrazyAwesome Braginsky]] is "Fuck, yeah! Two please."
* While not specifically stated to be American, Ein from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' is a stereotypical "American" tough guy character. He [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead wears a stars-and-stripes jacket]], has a [[LargeHam larger]]-[[BoisterousBruiser than]]-[[HotBlooded life]] attitude and fights with GoodOldFisticuffs instead of the do-anything Kung Fu other characters in the series use. He is ''easily'' the [[EnsembleDarkhorse most popular character]] in the second part of the manga for Americans, being seen as a better, more honest companion to Kenshiro and Bat than Falco. The fact he's a PapaWolf of epic proportions and died in a HeroicSacrifice also helps to endear him to American fans.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise there are two "American" characters who stand out, Duo Maxwell of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' and Chibodee Crockett of ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''. Both characters are the BoisterousBruiser of their show and have their own fair share of {{Eagleland}} tendencies, but are both highly popular characters in the United States. Duo because he's a BadAss and one of the sharpest characters in the show and Chibodee because he's so damn CrazyAwesome.
** The first 16 or so episodes of ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' take place on the North American Continent with the majority of the characters being North Americans and actually ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' being {{Eagleland}}ers. Characters are enjoyed for their diversity and the series has built up something of a positive reputation in North America despite {{Bandai}} deciding to [[NoExportForYou never ever bring the series to North America.]]
** Before the second season, Graham Aker of ''MobileSuitGundam00'' was also incredibly popular in the US for a myriad of reasons. First, he was a Type 1 Eaglelander (rare enough in anime) with BoisterousBruiser, AFatherToHisMen and NobleDemon traits. Second, he was one of two characters (the other being [[BloodKnight Ali al-Saachez]]) who could take the Gundams straight on with non-GN powered mobile suits (and the only one to actually damage one), thus cementing his BadAss credentials. And third, in a franchise that usually focuses on morally gray characters, Graham is one of the few antagonists that cannot be described as amoral in some way, nor did he fight for [[TheEmpire a thoroughly evil nation/faction]][[note]]again until Season Two[[/note]]; he was more or less the archetypical American soldier (and fighter pilot to boot) fighting for his country against invaders (and even then he didn't necessarily [[WorthyOpponent hate his opponents]], at least until the Thrones showed up). All that stated, it should be obvious why more than one American ''Gundam'' fan cheered whenever Graham showed the Meisters how real pros used mobile suits.
* American fans of ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'' seem to quite enjoy K-san, the crazy American manager of Bad Luck who has a habit of carrying guns everywhere and threatening people with them in situations where a stern talking to would probably get the job done.
* Lt. Surge from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' is a fan favorite.
* {{Anime/YuGiOh}}'s Bandit Keith, or at least his AbridgedSeries incarnation, is popular... ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries in America!]]'' [[spoiler:Although he's actually Canadian.]]
** There was never any doubt that Pegasus was fully American; he was the first BigBad of the series, and was depicted as a CampStraight PsychopathicManchild... And American audiences couldn't get enough of him.
* In ''GetterRobo'', Texas Mack has [[MemeticMutation too much high popularity, man]]! To explain, the [[AmericanRobot Cowboy Robot]] and its pilots from the original TV anime were seen as offensive stereotypes ''even in Japan while it was airing''. Years later, the ''Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo'' OVA included a portrayal that was less offensive and more endearingly goofy, which [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap won the Texas Mack the affection of Western fandom]].
* Arguably this is the case for ''PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', because it was much better received in the USA than it was in Japan, despite (or perhaps because of) being also a homage to/parody of US animation, presented as a bunch of [[VulgarHumor dick-and-fart jokes]], [[GrossoutShow repulsive moments]] and lotsa sex.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_tMD5bTbLM Mr. Kouhei, American stereotype edition]] from ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai''. Stars-and-stripes-attired Elvis impersonator selling giant hotdogs and [[ClusterFBomb constantly saying "fuck"]], cheerleaders with American flag bikinis...[[CrossesTheLineTwice it's all just too ridiculous to be insulting.]]
-->[[HypocriticalHumor "What the fuck, us fucking Americans don't fucking talk like that."]]
* OtakuNoVideo seems to be well loved amongst those nerdcore anime fans who remember it. Although these also tend to be the type of Western fans who actually call themselves "otaku", something that is ill advised in Japan.
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[[folder: Comics]]
* Goscinny and Uderzo went so far as to post an apology at the beginning of the English translation of ''{{Asterix}} in Britain.'' However, it's consistently the best-selling ''Asterix'' album in the UK - probably because the stereotypes it promotes (StiffUpperLip, SpotOfTea) are ones the British are happy to promote themselves, while in general the Britons are portrayed as being NotSoDifferent from the Gauls. Goscinny noted that normally he would get a torrent of hate mail from whatever country he was spoofing in albums set in foreign countries, but for ''Asterix in Britain'' did not receive a single one.
** The best selling album in Corsica is ''Asterix in Corsica'', which portrayed the Corsicans as surly, terrifying, outrageously misogynistic [[TheMafia gangsters]] who eat cheeses so unspeakably foul-smelling that they are explosive, and Corsica itself to be [[SceneryPorn beautiful]] but a ReassignedToAntarctica hell for legionaries, to which being thrown to the lions in the circus is preferable.
* ''{{Tintin}} in the Congo'', one of the most racist comics ever published and an OldShame of Hergé perpetually banned from reprints in several countries has most of its remaining fans in... [[http://www.congo-1960.be/ReisBrigitteBequetfotoalbum-031.jpg the]] [[http://www.granadablogs.com/pateandoelmundo/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/_0201.jpg DRC]] [[http://tintinology.poosk.com/files/2009/08/tintincongo.jpg itself]]. When asked, some Congolese say that the [[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarity of the book]] resides in the fact that [[InsultBackfire Europeans could be so unbelievably ignorant about Africans]].
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[[folder: Eastern Animation]]
* A North Korean children's show, ''Animation/SquirrelAndHedgehog'', depicts the unfortunate peninsula as a land where {{Funny Animal}}s [[CrapsaccharineWorld wage war on each other]]. In contrast to the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute chipmunks and ducks]] that dwell in Furry North Korea, the Evil Americans are represented as [[BadassBaritone deep-voiced]] [[WolfMan bipedal wolves]] [[GlowingEyesOfDoom with glowing blue eyes]] [[BadassLongcoat wearing greatcoats]] [[CoolPlane while flying rocket-powered robo-falcons]]. There is also a FurryFandom version of [[Franchise/GIJoe The Baroness]]: [[MsFanservice Lieutenant]] [[EvilIsSexy Vixen]], a {{Badass}} with [[HartmanHips curvy, sashaying hips]], wearing a [[GoodLookingPrivates military uniform]] and [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]]. Americans' response to this has generally been "Were you actually trying to ''insult'' us? It's not working."
** This is a ''huge'' case of ValuesDissonance; North Korean philosophy teaches that Koreans are a gentle, innocent people beset on all sides by vicious, bloodthirsty killers that would annihilate the Koreans were it not for North Korea's "great leaders". Thus the North Koreans really do see it as an insult to portray Americans as wolves no matter how cool it seems to the Americans themselves.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' was actually well received in Russia and a box office hit, since its distributors took care to market it as not history but a historical fairy tale, letting the audience watch it with a fair dose of MST3KMantra.
* Brazilians (especially casual consumers) seriously love ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' (and its sequel). [[Creator/BlueSkyStudios Blue Sky Studios]] clearly pushed the right buttons when they made it -- the movie's portrayal of the country is mostly accurate without being (particularly) offensive. Its director, Carlos Saldanha, is from Rio himself, so even if he does portray his hometown with its common stereotypes you can see the good intentions are there.
* Scotland loves ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. It helps that the cast was mostly genuine Scots, and they were encouraged to tweak the dialogue as much as they saw fit, so it certainly ''sounds'' authentic.
* French actor (although Spanish by birth) Jean Reno was asked whether he felt disgraced voicing a stereotyped French character in the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' (this being only shortly after the vicious Iraq War-fueled feud between France and the U.S.). His response? "No, this is humor."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Tom Cruise movie, ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', despite taking many, uh, "liberties" with Japanese history, is beloved over in Japan because they think it's really cool. This also might have something to do with the fact that the movie used ''actual Japanese actors'' like KenWatanabe instead of just random Asian-Americans in kimonos trying to pass them off as Japanese. It's also a movie that basically praises the good old days, which is something almost every country can get behind. Both in spite, and because it wasn't actually as great as people would like it to be.
* Many Russians enjoy inaccurate portraits of Russia and the USSR in Hollywood movies. They affectionately call it klyukva (cranberry). One of the more (in)famous examples is the old Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger flick ''Film/RedHeat'', which enjoys a CultClassic status and has launched a couple of [[MemeticMutation internet memes]].
* In addition, Belarusian audiences were generally okay with to the American-produced film adaptation of ''Film/{{Defiance}}: The Bielski Partisans'', despite the historical liberties and film's constant harping on antagonism between the Soviet military and Jewish partisans ([[DramaticallyMissingThePoint when the book demonstrated Belarus was one of the rare places where nationalist and Jewish partisans cooperated in great concert]]). It may have had something to do with being an American film set in a country Americans are not necessarily aware of and [[DanielCraig James Bond]] fighting communists.
* Many Puerto Ricans like ''Film/WestSideStory'', despite its rather unflattering portrayal of them, and one of the songs describing Puerto Rico as a backwards BananaRepublic. This might have something to do with the fact that it was [[FairForItsDay remarkably pro-immigrant for the time]], which might have something to do with the fact that the conductor and songwriter were both the sons of immigrants.
* In spite of (or, more likely, because of) its relentless mockery of rednecks, {{NASCAR}}, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs NASCAR-loving rednecks]], ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' became a box office smash in middle America, beloved by the very demographics it was (lightheartedly) making fun of.
* Many rock fans and rock stars [[LoveItOrHateIt either really love or really dislike]] ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' for being a close-to-the-bone AffectionateParody of rock excess and culture, especially as the "Spinal Tap" analogy has become synonymous with such behavior and art. Some of that may have to do with how deeply involved with their own excesses they were at the time they viewed the movie; Steven Tyler of Music/{{Aerosmith}}, fueled by drug-induced paranoia, allegedly thought the movie was specifically mirroring the Aerosmith story and hated the movie as a result.
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''
** A possibly apocryphal story says that the late Kim Jong-il found the film to be hilarious, despite himself being the movie's villain.
** On a different level, the late Gerry Anderson apparently thought that despite being an AffectionateParody of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', ''Team America World Police'' stayed much more true to the spirit of its source material than the live-action ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' movie released around the same time.
* Though no one ever recorded what AdolfHitler thought of it, he did definitely watch ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' twice.
* Many Asian-American critics dislike the CharlieChan franchise because of its {{Ice Cream Koan}}s, {{Yellowface}} (despite in the first iteration, the actor was actually 1/4 Mongolian), misrepresentation of Chinese culture, [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish broken English]], and the title character's alleged subservience to whites. However, he's also a brilliant, law-abiding detective [[FairForItsDay in a time]] where most Chinese characters were [[YellowPeril villains]] and some of his Ice Cream Koans are ActuallyPrettyFunny. Plus, Chan is the hero of series, always defeating the villain. Also, while Chan is a stereotype, his children are shown as being all-American kids and were played by actual Asian actors. This has earned the franchise a few Asian-American defenders, including actor Keye Luke. Also, the series was enormously popular in East Asia.
** The popularity in East Asia could also due to ValuesDissonance. The use of color-face (blackface, whiteface, yellowface) isn't seen as offensive as in the US, especially if it's not used spitefully. A recent commercial by Nippon Airline had an actor dressing up in whiteface for a gag, and most Japanese didn't see the problem (it wasn't clear if there was a difference between the opinions of white and yellow Japanese, since only nationality was noted, not the race), and an English competition in China featured middle school students dressed as "foreigners".
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' has its share of neo-Nazi fans. Though the movie is intended to show that racism is wrong, the neo-Nazi main character is frequently shown in flashbacks to be strong, fierce, proud, articulate and a good leader to his gang. If you edit together all of his triumphant flashback scenes, you could make a pretty decent recruitment video.
* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' is quite popular in Kazakhstan, despite the title character being a deliberately absurd FunnyForeigner who acts ''nothing'' like a real Kazakh, and the general portrayal of Kazakhstan as a dirt-poor backwards country inhabited by ignorant racist buffoons. Kazakhs were mostly smart enough to realize that the film has nothing to do with the real Kazakhstan and is actually lampooning Americans' ignorance of foreign cultures. It also helped reintroduce Kazakhstan to the public eye after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp left it without a real national identity.
** It might also help that [[StreisandEffect the president tried to ban it]].
* Despite concerns that he would be perceived as offensive, Creator/RobertDowneyJr's character from ''Film/TropicThunder'' (a pretentious actor who spends most of the film in BlackFace) was actually well-received by black audiences in initial test screenings. As was Alpa Chino, an over-the-top hardcore gangster rapper who [[spoiler: turns out to be a closeted homosexual]].
* The films of the MarxBrothers - which feature the Jewish Chico Marx (real name: Leonard Marx) as a very broad stereotype of shifty Italian immigrants - were very popular with real Italian immigrants, because - much like Speedy Gonzales - he always outwits his [=WASPy=], patrician foes.
* Both Creator/BruceLee and Creator/JackieChan's films are popular in Japan, despite (at first in Jackie Chan's case) many of them implying they kick lots of Japanese ass.
* Australians love their portrayal by foreigners, particularly in America. The best part is that, at least until very recently, most American portrayals of Australians have been based on ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', in which the character of Mick Dundee actually played up most of the "outback survivalist" aspects to trick American tourists. America didn't get it, which makes most American portrayals of Australians hilarious.
* The Korean film ''Film/TheHost'' did good business as a foreign-language import in the American market, despite the United States being villains in the film and responsible for creating the monster. The film does make an attempt to soften its portrayal by making an off-duty American soldier a BadassBystander who tries to fight the monster off in the beginning.
* {{Martial Arts Movie}}s are never any less popular among western audiences when an eastern martial artist is pitted against western villains who are portrayed as ruthless thugs or pompous weaklings. In fact, westerners seem to expect it. Such films made in the west often continue this dynamic.
* Despite some seriously unflattering portrayals of local life in Hawaii, extremely low budget, and some stale acting with bad timing, ''Film/BeyondParadise'' seems to be popular among Hawaiians who have seen it.
* TheRockyHorrorPictureShow seems to have a lot of British fans, possibly due to a lot of British actors being in the film.
** It might help that it's based off the West End musical.
* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' is ''very'' popular with people who work at TV stations.
* ''{{Franchise/Rambo}} III'' is hugely popular in Afghanistan. Apparently, the Afghans appreciated being portrayed as an unbeatable ProudWarriorRace.
* The 1943 German [[Film/{{Titanic 1943}} Titanic]] films was pretty popular in The Soviet Union even tough it's a Nazi Propaganda film.
* South Africans are extremely enthused about the popularity of ''Film/{{District 9}}'' even though non-African viewers seemed to get the take-away message that 'South Africans are terrible people'. Afrikaaners are just that damn thrilled to have a major film with a mostly S.A cast and crew.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The fictional sport of ''Quodpot'', introduced in ''QuidditchThroughTheAges'', is a joke on EagleLand and [[AmericansHateTingle American rejection of association football]] in favor of American football. It's essentially basketball, played on broomsticks, and [[StuffBlowingUp the Quaffle is a time-bomb.]] American fans of the series generally think that Quodpot [[http://doodlewee.deviantart.com/art/HP-Quodpot-114676537 sounds like a lot of fun.]]
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* The comedy show ''GoodnessGraciousMe'', which was largely written and performed by British people from Indian backgrounds, did a sketch called "Having an English", which sent up the attitudes and behaviour of white Britons in Indian restaurants. It proved to be one of their most popular.
** The show's title also references a musical comedy bit by PeterSellers as a very stereotypical Anglo-Indian doctor. They were originally going to be a lot harsher about Seller's broad use of {{Yellowface}}, but the character he played was actually a pretty decent, intelligent guy, so they decided on an AffectionateParody instead.
* English comedian Russ Abbott's character of "See You Jimmy" is on the face of it a really insulting caricature of Scottish people in general, and Glaswegians in particular. Sales of "See You Jimmy" hats and wigs in Scotland soar every time there is a national event though, and the character was voted the third best Scottish person in a poll by the Glasgow Herald newspaper.
* In spite of being yet another one of countless American works that tend to focus on the [[NaziGermany Nazi era]] when it comes to [[AllGermansAreNazis featuring Germany and/or Germans]], ''HogansHeroes'' did nevertheless become popular in Germany, due to massive {{Woolseyism}} in its treatment of the German characters, giving them [[GermanDialects different regional accents]] and adding various other cultural references which were played for comedy.
* The Swedish Chef of ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' is well-received in Sweden. Or as a Swede would say, skoode moode bork bork bork. [[AmericansHateTingle Or is he?]]
* ''Series/MindYourLanguage'' is now generally viewed as a xenophobic, racist and utterly cringeworthy piece of TV - yet at the time of airing, it was popular with many non-white viewers who found the exaggerated national stereotypes funny and appreciated that the show was [[FairForItsDay providing greater visibility for actors of colour.]]
* German series ''Der Popolski Show'' involves a none-too-bright, heavily drinking, simplistically religious Polish family with a persecution complex. For some reason, it's apparently liked by Poles living in Germany.
** The Popolskis are a novelty band who specialize in humorous, polka-style cover versions. Their popularity with Poles living in Germany may be due to them being portrayed sympathetically and as [[TheMunchausen tellers of incredible stories]]. Their main claim is that their grandfather Piotrek Popolski invented Pop Music (the "Pop" is actually short for "Popolski", you know) in 1908 and wrote 128,000 songs that reached the charts (all of which were stolen by a used-car salesmen who sold them to other artists); he also landed on the Moon half an hour before Neil Armstrong in a homebuilt rocket launched from a field outside Zabrze.
* Welsh people (especially people living in South Wales) love ''GavinAndStacey''. Although the Welsh characters on the show are mostly eccentric, sometimes a bit dim and for the most part, rather sheltered from spending their whole lives in Barry Island, the same characters are also loveable, kind and very funny, and Wales is very underrepresented in UK-wide media. The same applies to DoctorWho, which is filmed in Cardiff, despite the occasional TakeThat made at Cardiff's expense.
* ''{{SCTV}}'' had Bob and Doug [=McKenzie=] as a caricature of Canadians to protest ExecutiveMeddling Canadian Content rules for the show. As it turns out, Canadians love them as not only funny, but as a point of pride of the Canadian national reputation of having an easygoing willingness to laugh at themselves. It's said that their "Coo-loo-koo-koo" call is one of the most popular ringtones ever sold in Canada.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'' a show set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and uses every national stereotype there is for the English, French, Germans, and Italians. Yet it's extremely popular all over Europe, probably because everybody is equally ridiculed.
* The Scousers, characters who appeared in ''[[Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums Harry Enfield's Television Programme]]'' in the 1990's actually proved popular in [[OopNorth Liverpool]]. They were even referenced in a Reebok magazine ad, with a whole section of the Enfield crowd in curly wigs and moustaches. Rumour has it that the crowd included the then manager and several players, who were actually from the city.
* Creator/CharlieSheen happens to think Bill Hader's impression of him on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was hilarious.
* Some conservatives are aware that Creator/StephenColbert is a parody of conservatives, yet really love ''Series/TheColbertReport''. This includes Bill O'Reilly, of whom Colbert's in-show persona is a specific parody.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Scotty has a big fanbase among Scottish Trekkies.
* Series/{{Outsourced}}, which is themed on the concept of outsourcing an American call center to India, has a growing fan following in India.
* Creator/PatrickSwayze enjoyed the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' song "Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas", which was inspired by his film ''Film/RoadHouse''.
* Many who identify as geeks claim to love ''Series/TheBigBangTheory.'' Of course, just as many [[OffendingTheCreatorsOwn decry it as "nerdface"]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "Yankee Doodle", so the legend goes, was invented by the British as a means to demean American troops during the French and Indian War.[[note]]The line "Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni", for example, is a reference to a prominent 18th century London social club, the Macaronis, the idea being that the colonists-cum-rebels were trying to ape the British aristocracy in everything from clothing fashions to literature to food, and coming up all ersatz. Nowadays, the song is considered patriotic in America, New England in particular, and often sung unironically by children. ''Definitely'' a case of InsultBackfire. It was even considered as a candidate for the national anthem for a while.[[/note]]
* Al Jolson, despite performing in BlackFace, was well respected by African-Americans, since he himself fought for more racial equality in the music business and his admiration for black musical tradition seems to have been pretty genuine. Part of this is ValuesDissonance though, since BlackFace wasn't generally seen as offensive in the 1920s and '30s as it is today.
* The Finnish novelty rockband LeningradCowboys, best known for their over-the-top hair and comedic antics, are fairly popular in Russia and throughout the CIS nations, despite originally being intended as a joke at Finland's Soviet neighbor for their film, ''Leningrad Cowboys Go to America''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhRu9yzlTRI The Russians seem pretty okay with "Back in the USSR".]] Ironically, the actual USSR banned Music/TheBeatles for being a corrupting Western influence, even as American reactionaries accused the band of being pro-Soviet.
* The Burt Bacharach-Hal David song "Me Japanese Boy I Love You", first recorded by Bobby Goldsboro in 1964, only got to #74 on the Billboard chart but was a big hit in Hawaii, which has a large Japanese community. Later it was [[CoverVersion covered]] and translated into Japanese by PizzicatoFive. It helps that the song is more [[TastesLikeDiabetes sappy]] than offensive.
* The British band Japan were massive stars in the country Japan. Their early material and dress sense inspired the genre of Visual Kei, and it took until Life In Tokyo for the band to really break big in their home country. The band embraced East Asian influences in their music and worked with Japanese musicians such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Masami Tsuchiya. The band recorded exclusive material for their Japanese fan club and kept older singles in print. Lead singer David Sylvian continued to work with Japanese musicians in his solo career (working with Ryuichi Sakamoto on several occasions, most notably Forbidden Colours) and broke many musical boundaries, and is regarded by many there as an honorary Japanese. Whilst it's not uncommon for Japanese people to appreciate Westerners enjoying their culture, Sylvian is one of the few to have made an effort to engratiate himself with the people and surroundings, and is respected for that reason.
* CalTjader, Swedish-American Latin jazz musician was greatly respected by Latin Americans, and his efforts helped popularise the genre in the US, where traditionally it had only been listened to by immigrants.
* HarryBelafonte is often criticised for playing an easy listening form of calypso designed for white audiences. However, many Caribbeans have to admit that his 50s popularity sparked an unprecedented level of creativity amongst 'genuine' calypso musicians from Trinidad and elsewhere. Many of these got their songs recorded and released on labels thanks to the music being in public demand at the time, with everyone wanting to capitalise on Belafonte's popularity and the genuine musicians finally getting their big break. It was thanks to Belafonte that the RCA Trinidad label formed, with superior production quality and better distribution. Lord Melody in particular realised by the 60s that if he wrote songs for Belafonte he'd make more money than if he recorded them himself.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* ''HagarTheHorrible'', an American cartoon about a [[HornyVikings Horny Viking]], is popular in Scandinavia, having been syndicated in major newspapers.
* Non-ethnic example: Gary Larson once drew a cartoon for ''TheFarSide'' in which a scolding chimpanzee wife finds a blonde hair on the fur of her chimp husband and snarls: [[BestialityIsDepraved "Conducting a little more 'research' with that Jane Goodall tramp?"]] Someone claiming to represent Jane Goodall sent an angry letter to Larson threatening him with a lawsuit for defamation. But then word came in from the Gambia that Goodall herself loved the cartoon, and was unaware that anyone had been offended by it. (For the record, Larson has said that he respects Goodall a great deal and did not intend to hurt her anyway.) Eventually they met in person, and Goodall ended up writing an introduction to one of the Far Side collections.
** And then Goodall invited Larson to her chimpanzee sanctuary, [[LaserGuidedKarma whereupon one of the larger chimps roughed him up a bit]].
** In another non-ethnic example, after the 'Al Tilly the Bum' comic, a random guy named Albert Tilly wrote to say how honored he was to have his own Far Side cartoon.
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/ElGenerico is a Canadian white boy whose gimmick is a MaskedLuchador parody. His catchphrase is "Olé!" This did not stop him from getting massively over with Mexican audiences in L.A. based indy promotions.
* [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Cryme Tyme]] were a pair of two [[UncleTomFoolery African American thugs who talked slang and stole.]] Despite the massive stereotypes they ended up being one of the most popular tag teams during their time together, including with black audiences. JTG and Shad Gaspard were ''RobinHood''-[[JustLikeRobinHood like]] [[LoveableRogue face characters]] during almost their entire WWE run, and always got the better of their (somehow always deserving) heel victims.
* This happens with all the ForeignWrestlingHeel characters, who become [[DracoInLeatherPants heroes in their home countries]] despite all of WWE's attempts to depict them as despicable and/or pathetic. Examples include Sylvan in Quebec (French Canada), the Great Khali in India, and (at least to Little Tehranians) the Wrestling/IronSheik.
* Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's "I lie, I cheat, I steal" gimmick may have been somewhat unflattering toward Mexicans, and he put on a heavy Mexican accent while on camera which, judging by more serious interviews, wasn't his real accent at all. But he was still beloved by Latino wrestling fans, and wrestling fans in general. They seemed to more appreciate the fact that WWE was acknowledging Latino wrestling fans exist.
* The Wrestling/{{WCW}} stable "West Texas Rednecks" were unflattering southern US stereotypes who ended up becoming a sort of collective EnsembleDarkhorse among WCW's primarily Southern audience. It helped that their main rivals, a supposed face stable called the No Limit Soldiers, acted like heels and mostly consisted of inexperienced newcomers.
* Rebecca Knox described her character as a "stereotypical jigging Irish leprechaun" when she performed overseas. However she's still beloved by Irish fans for her wrestling - especially since getting signed to WWE.
* WWE management were shocked when Wrestling/ZackRyder received cheers in Madison Square Garden as New Yorkers typically boo Long Islanders.
* The likes of Wrestling/WilliamRegal and Wrestling/WadeBarrett were of course stereotypical EvilBrit characters. Yet both are very popular in their native UK.
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* According to Arab-American comic Ahmed Ahmed, JeffDunham's infamous puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist is actually a big hit in the Middle East.
** Backed up by a claim by Creator/GabrielIglesias, who is apparently the number two biggest comedian in the Middle East to Dunham's number one.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheMikado'', despite being a very broad caricature of Meiji-era Japanese society (actually a satire of ''Victorian'' mores in the guise of Meiji ones, which by coincidence, were based on Victorian mores), has always been very popular with the actual Japanese people. During TheEdwardianEra, at the height of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, a member of the Imperial Family visited London, hoping to see the play for himself, only to find that every production had been closed for fear of offending him! Today, the play remains very popular in Japan.
* Despite the [[RefugeInAudacity extremely irreverent portrayal]] of Mormonism in the musical ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'', lots of real-life Mormons are fans. The LDS church itself smartly resisted the StreisandEffect and advertises itself in the show's playbills, usually saying stuff like "Now that you've seen the show, come read the book it's based on!"
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Most Brazilians love Blanka from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
* Travis from ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is an extremely unflattering caricature of the violent, Machiavellian, ignorant, single-minded and culturally clueless American. The game is much, much more popular in America than it is in Japan. It might help that he's intended as a spoof of otaku first, Americans second. Americans also appreciated how much Santa Destroy looked like southern California.
* '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' is a straight-up parody of American sci-fi B-movie characters. He is also much more popular in America than he is in Japan.
* Many Americans are upset about ''MetalWolfChaos''. That is to say, they are upset about it [[NoExportForYou not being released in the US]]. It's so popular as an import game, that discs are being sold for up to $200. It mercilessly lampoons HotBlooded {{Eagleland}}ers in such a CrazyAwesome over the top fashion that is hard not to love it for its '''[[MemeticMutation BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM!]]'''
* All the characters of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' are ethnic stereotypes (except the Pyro) with [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty natures]], [[PsychoForHire unhinged mentalities]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and unrealistic accents]]. They're also utterly hilarious, and meant as [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]]. What Russian ''doesn't'' want to be a huge MightyGlacier Heavy who wields a ginormous minigun? What American doesn't want to pull off CrazyAwesome stunts like the {{Eagleland}}er Soldier, or trash-talk like the big mouth Scout? Which Australian wouldn't want to live in a universe where their country is a WorldOfBadass where everybody gets futuristic technology and {{Badass Mustache}}s? Nobody, that's who.
* Franchise/CarmenSandiego is a partial example in the fact that she's not really designed to be stereotypical or offensive; however, she is the antagonist of the story, and a world-class thief. However, the Latino community, especially young Latin American girls, [[http://www.themarysue.com/carmen-sandiego-latina-role-model/ love her]] because she's smart, successful and ''never loses'' (note that even when the kids won the game show and captured her, she was right back doing it again by next episode.)
* Poison from ''FinalFight'' has a sizable fanbase among non-heterosexual and/or {{transsexual}} people who find her {{Badass}}, despite the fact she's a genderqueer [[note]]: It's told in more detail elsewhere on this wiki, but basically Poison has evolved from a male transvetite to a male-to-female transsexual, either pre-op or post-op.[[/note]] criminal who runs with a major organised crime syndicate and was, for one game, depicted as a StalkerWithACrush type on one of the heroes from the previous game.
* VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries is rather popular with Russians thanks to its [[GloriousMotherRussia ludicrous stereotyping]], HamAndCheese acting, and general {{Crazy Awesome}}ness. When it comes to hilarious portrayal of the USSR, you can't beat [[MindControl mind-controlling]] Lenin lookalike and [[CoolAirship Kirov airships]] of [=RA2=]... except with [[BearsAreBadNews battle-bears]] and Premier Creator/TimCurry of [=RA3=]. And it probably helps that all the stereotypes are played for laughs, as well as that Soviets get some really awesome units like the aforementioned airships, battle-bears, [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods trained battle squids]], and huge [[TankGoodness Apocalypse Tanks]].
* Haggis [=McMutton=] from The Curse Of MonkeyIsland is as stereotypical as it gets, but he is beloved by Scots because of his no-nonsense attitude towards Guybrush, even after he's been recruited.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Finnish fans of Humon's ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' are quite fond of Brother and Sister Finland, although both are depicted as broody, [[AxCrazy Knife Crazy]] and practically unspeaking save for the frequent ''[[ForeignCussWord perkele]]''. These are actually valid stereotypes and widely recognized within Finland. Also helps that this behavior is portrayed as undeniably badass.
** Similarly, Special Lion, a character born of a joke parodying the Scandinavian coats of arms, is popular enough to get on TheMerch. One Finn even posted "go go retarded lion!" after Finland won the World Hockey Championships.
** Italy is shown as a CorruptBureaucrat [[ButtMonkey whose every act ends up backfiring on him]]. Standard reaction to his appearances is a good laugh, with [[http://satwcomic.com/your-time-is-up this one]] being plauded as extremely accurate.
** Pretty much everyone loves their respective nation-tans. Except for Estonians.
* Of the many silly voices LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}} does in her LetsPlay videoes, one of the most frequently uses--and one of the most apparently offensive--is a ridiculous, over-the-top [[JapaneseRanguage Asian accent parody.]] Every time she uses it, she makes comments about losing subscribers over it. Naturally, she gets plenty of comments from her Asian fans on how much they love it.
* Betty "Batterwitch" Crocker's publicity department has tweeted that they read and enjoy ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* 4 Kids has gone on record saying that they enjoy YugiohTheAbridgedSeries even though the series mocks them relentlessly.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The TropeNamer: surprising to many, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, despite being an obvious stereotype of Mexicans, is actually quite a popular and beloved character in Mexico and throughout Latin America, where his cartoons still run to this day. From 1999 to 2002, the cartoons were banned in the USA by Cartoon Network, who had exclusive broadcasting rights, and discontinued by Warner Bros., but a massive fan campaign and lobbying by the League of United Latin American Citizens eventually led to this practice ending. Of course, the most offensive aspect of Speedy (his broken English and terrible Spanish) [[LostInTranslation is not present in actual Spanish-language dubs]] of the shorts for export, so this may explain some of his appeal outside of the United States (They apparently don't care about his womanizing habits - "Speedy Gonzalez goes steady with ''everybody's'' sister"). Mexicans point out that Speedy is actually a ''positive'' figure rather than an EthnicScrappy - he not only has a good heart and is more physically capable than his opponents, he more often than not defeats them through cleverness rather than speed. Even Slowpoke Rodriguez, Speedy's audaciously ridiculous EruditeStoner cousin, is "fast upstairs in the cabeza," and ''hypnotizes'' Sylvester in seconds.
** Referenced in ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'', when Porky Pig meets Speedy at the Warner Bros. canteen and they talk about how [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad having to be PC]] ruined their careers, since Porky has a handicap (stuttering) and Speedy is an ethnic minority.
** It is worth noting that when Cartoon Network first announced the production of ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', they started to build up hype by bringing the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' back as a full hour programming block during the weekdays, which had been absent from the network for about the better part of a decade. Speedy Gonzales cartoons were not shown. ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' proved to be a success, and portrayed Speedy Gonzales in a positive light as the owner of a local pizzeria and an all around entrepreneur who has business savvy, but wasn't overly focused on making money. The Looney Tunes still airs each day, but Speedy Gonzales cartoons are still decidedly absent.
* Canadians seem to have taken the gibes at their accent and their country in the movie version of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with good humour.
** Canadian fans tend to love anything involving Terrance and Phillip.
** Also, while the [[NoExportForYou eighth season and beyond was not dubbed for them,]] South Park's sizable Japanese fanbase loves the episode ''Good Times With Weapons'', which is an AffectionateParody of anime. The song in said episode, [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny "Let's Fighting Love"]], which is in real but nonsensical Japanese, has reached MemeticMutation levels on Nico.
** The episode "The Last of the Meheecans" was very well received in Mexico too.
** South Park is quite popular with Jewish people, even some orthodox Jews. Obviously Kyle is beloved (many adore the fact that the VoiceOfReason happens to be the Jewish kid) and episodes involving him tend to be fan favorites, but you'd be surprised at how many Jews think Cartman is hilarious.
** Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone have stated that the people who enjoyed the episode "All About Mormons?" were mostly Mormons themselves. It definitely helps that, although they parody and mock the Mormon faith ''mercilessly'', they ultimately end with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Gary that says nothing but nice things about them.
** Timmy is really popular with disabled people.
* An odd example would be ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. The series began as a jab at [[DeepSouth Southern, Bible-thumping, redneck, middle-class Americans]]. However, the show found itself to be a smash hit among that exact demographic. After the first season, the show became less 'look at this dumb white guy' and more 'laugh along with this hard working father and his loving family'.
** The show was never meant to be a jab, but rather a fond memory of the people whom Creator/MikeJudge grew up around. Hank Hill isn't a Bible-thumper and is actually quite centrist. The family isn't Southern Baptist, they're Methodist, which is actually the most liberal Protestant denomination outside Unitarianism. Judge showed that the stereotypes exist, but that there's people underneath each stereotype. Even the cheating wife is a sympathetic character!
* One of the commentaries for ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' has the creators explain that when Canadians were shown the French Peas they thought they were offensive and they shouldn't have them. They then showed the show with the peas to some people who were French that thought it was hilarious.
* Just about any ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' fan who was [[HomeschooledKids homeschooled]] seems to like [[ButtMonkey Ezekiel]]. This includes BigNameFan the Kobold Necromancer, whose fanfics played a huge part in [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescuing him from the Scrappy Heap]]. (Well, the fandom Scrappy Heap, not the show's.)
* ''WesterAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Ned Flanders is popular among conservative Christians despite being a caricature of them. Of course, pre-{{Flanderization}}, he ''was'' easily the nicest guy on the show.
** Also from TheSimpsons, [[ViolentGlaswegian groundskeeper Willie]] is very popular in - yep, you guessed it - Scotland. Representatives of Aberdeen and Glasgow [[http://www.scotsman.com/news/civic-war-centres-on-simpsons-star-1-1352999 fought to have their respective cities recognised as his hometown]] and Glasgow City Council grudgingly removed him from their list of 'Famous Glaswegians' when it was made official in-universe that he hailed from Kirkwall, Orkney.
** Additionally, despite some episodes being BannedInChina ("Goo Goo Gai Pan" in China, "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" in Japan and "Blame it on Lisa" in Brazil), the more recent "The Italian Bob" averted NoExportForYou in Italy: not only did it not get banned at all, but it has aired often due to it being ActuallyPrettyFunny and even has the Italian-born Maria Grazia Cucinotta reprising her role as Sideshow Bob's Italian wife Francesca (she's the VA for the character in both dubs).
** [[RuleOfFunny "Bart Vs. Australia" is considered an excellent documentary in Australia, particularly for showcasing the game of Knifey-Spoony.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "PTV" was entirely dedicated to bashing the FCC and its censoring practices. When it was shown to the actual FCC, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny they found the episode hilarious]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is actually quite popular among African-Americans who play gangsta stereotypes despite being exactly what the show is mocking.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' was a huge hit with lower-class Blacks, despite MoralGuardians claiming it mocked them. The show was produced by EddieMurphy, who knew what he was talking about.
* Tommy Pickles' maternal grandparents, Boris and Minka Kropatkin from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', were seen by many as offensive Jewish stereotypes. What critics didn't realize was that the show was made by Jews and Boris and Minka were depicted exactly like real Jewish immigrants from Europe; real Ashkenazi Jews loved them.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Comedian PaulRodriguez says he likes Speedy's friend, Slowpoke Rodriguez, even more than Speedy, despite being a caricature of lazy Mexicans.
* Gabriel Iglesias told a story in one of his stand-up specials about a taxi driver in Saudi Arabia telling him he is the second most popular comedian in the Middle East. The first is Jeff Dunham. More than likely due to Achmed the Dead Terrorist.
* Scandinavians in modern times have embraced the stereotype of their ancestors as HornyVikings.
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