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-> ''"In Mexico, we grew up watching Speedy Gonzales. He was like a superhero to us, or maybe more like a revolutionario like Simon Bolivar or Pancho Villa. He watched out for the little people but with a lot of bravado, and a weakness for the ladies. Iím really excited to be bringing this character to the big screen."''
-->-- '''Creator/EugenioDerbez''', on the ''WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales'' movie (in development as of April 2016)

When people of a particular culture, nationality, or any other demographic ''embrace'' a (sometimes 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 character has strong sides -- for example, WesternAnimation/{{Speedy|Gonzales}} may be somewhat stereotypical, but note that he is shrewd, energetic, determined, and always wins.
* The other characters aren't portrayed as any better -- for example, the AllStereotypeCast of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* The stereotype is carried so far as to be clear parody even to a casual viewer -- for example, ''Theatre/TheMikado'' and ''Film/{{Borat}}''.
* The stereotype is so unintentionally ridiculous that members of the stereotyped demographic can't help but think, "It's hilarious that this is what ''they'' think about ''us''" -- for example, the movie ''Film/ReeferMadness'' and the Franchise/{{Tintin}} comic ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInTheCongo Tintin in the Congo]]''.
* The stereotypical aspects are exceedingly FairForItsDay -- for example, ''Film/CharlieChan''.
* The demographic rarely appears at all in the media, so they embrace any representation they can get -- for example, the title character in ''Film/{{Borat}}'' (again) and Khan in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* The stereotype is made by someone from the targeted culture itself and points out its own self-acknowledged flaws. There's enough truth to it to be funny but enough affection that it doesn't offend -- for example, the exaggerated queer flamboyance of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', the "blue-collar" humour of Creator/JeffFoxworthy, Creator/BillEngvall, and Creator/LarryTheCableGuy, and the parody of Jewish-American culture by many BorschtBelt comics.

Compare ApprovalOfGod, when a fan adaptation or a parody of a work is well received by the original author. Also 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.


* 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.
* Mars Inc. had a few commercials for their Starburst candies which featured "Scotch-Koreans" (Korean people who speak with thick Scottish accents and play up classic Scottish stereotypes like playing bagpipes by foggy lakes), which wound up being pretty well-received by actual Scots of Korean descent. They know the commercials aren't taking themselves the least bit seriously and are happy to see Scottish-Korean ''anything'' in the mainstream.
* Jaguar's "It's Good to Be Bad" campaign, embracing the EvilBrit, StiffUpperLip, stereotypes, used in its home market just as heavily as abroad, with no complaints from the British because EvilIsCool.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Webcomic/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. There are some exceptions, though; the series is hated in South Korea due to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII many, many, problems]] between that country and Japan.
** 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 [[UsefulNotes/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."
* Despite being blatant American stereotypes, Androids 13, 14, and 15 from the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie ''Anime/SuperAndroid13'' are all well loved by the American fanbase.
* While not specifically stated to be American, Ein from ''Manga/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's reluctance in [[NoExportForYou bringing the series to North America.]] (Which they eventually did.)
** Before the second season, Graham Aker of ''Anime/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. Additionally, in TheMovie he comes to the aid of the heroes more than once.
** Some American fans hate [[Anime/GundamBuildFighters Nils Nielsen]] for being an over-the-top [[OccidentalOtaku weaboo]] who uses a samurai-styled mobile suit who comes off of as a TakeThat to western anime fans. Some American fans love Nils Nielsen for being an over-the-top weaboo who uses a samurai-styled mobile suit who has some kickass moments. It doesn't hurt that over the series, he becomes less of a weeb and instead plays the straight man to the rest of the cast, and isn't exempt from some of the wackier things that happen in the series.
** Much of the hatred toward Nils comes from his trouncing Greco Logan, who is universally loved amongst the American fanbase. Not only is Greco an accurate take on an American Gundam fan[[note]]as in he literally started out when ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' was airing on Creator/{{Toonami}}[[/note]], but he's an open and friendly guy who holds great camaraderie with his FriendlyRival Ricardo Fellini (in spite of his tough appearance). And on top of that, the man is an undeniably badass Gunpla Fighter with a knack for precision attacks and [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]] style usage of surrounding terrain[[note]]In fact, Nils only won against him through [[GameBreaker Game Breaking]] and would have otherwise been decimated in a straight battle[[/note]]. Needless to say, more than a few American fans would have preferred him to be the American character of ''Build Fighters'' instead of Nils - the writers have seemingly acknowledged this by having Greco show up prominently in the last few episodes.
* 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.
* ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'' is quite popular among both American Catholic and Protestant audiences... even though the series does not portray Catholics in a positive light, and Christianity is more of a backdrop for the vampire gore. The former audience especially loves Alexander Anderson, and more than one has actually claimed him to be an ideal priest. Enrico Maxwell is (rather surprisingly) popular as well, though it helps that he was actually a great character before he went JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
* Lt. Surge from ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' is a favorite among American fans.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** 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.
** The original series, with its Egyptian themes, is also pretty popular in Egypt. It helps that Kazuki Takahashi's research into ancient Egyptian mythology and culture is easily leagues above most anything else in pop culture.
* In ''Manga/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]].
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' 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 lots of sex.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_tMD5bTbLM Mr. Kouhei, American stereotype edition]] from ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. 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."]]
* ''Anime/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.
* Otaku will always love Konata Izumi from ''Manga/LuckyStar''.
* Tomoko Kuroki from ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'' is a LoserProtagonist otaku with NoSocialSkills. ''International'' anime fans love her due to her relateability and sympathize with her. Japanese anime fans however thought she was just offensive and too close for comfort. The anime did very poorly in Japan but is popular in several other countries.
* Funny Valentine, the main villain of the seventh arc of ''JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Steel Ball Run, happens to be the President of the United States. He has sympathetic ideals ([[WellIntentionedExtremist but he goes on a rather extremist way of making them happen]]), genuinely cares for his country and has a quirky personality, which has caused him to become popular among Americans.
* Hana of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' is a pretty stereotypical [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} trans woman]] character, with as much [[CampGay flamboyance]] and cheap jokes about them being physically masculine as you'd expect. However, she's liked by trans fans of the film for being [[TheHeart the most kindhearted member of the cast]], for having a sympathetic storyline and [[ActionMom some badass moments]], and for getting a happy ending, not [[BuryYourGays the usual death]].

* Comedian Paul Rodriguez says he likes Speedy's friend, Slowpoke Rodriguez, even more than Speedy, despite being a caricature of lazy Mexicans.
* Stand-up comic Carlos Mencia was once asked to perform in front of a crowd of hospital patients with mental and physical disabilities. The crowd ask Mencia to do jokes about "retarded people," but he was hesitant to until one of them asked an ArmorPiercingQuestion of "why won't you do those jokes in front of us?" So Mencia did, even turning the stereotypes UpToEleven, and the crowd was beside themselves with laughter.
* According to Arab-American comic Ahmed Ahmed, Creator/JeffDunham's infamous puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist is actually a big hit in the Middle East.
** Similarly, Jeff Dunham was concerned that "Sweet Daddy Dee!", a caricature of African-American pimp culture, would be seen as offensive, particularly in areas like New York and Los Angeles with a far higher concentration of African-Americans. He quickly found that Sweet Daddy Dee performs much ''better'' in those areas, since the stereotype he's poking fun at is better-known.
** Creator/GabrielIglesias tells a story that backs up the claim about Dunham's. He once told by a cab driver in Saudi Arabia that he was the #2 most popular comedian in all of the Middle East. He was very flattered, then he asked who was #1. The driver's answer? Jeff Dunham.
-->'''Gabriel:''' You mean you guys don't find him at all offensive?\\
'''Driver:''' ''[gasps, offended]'' No! "[[CatchPhrase I KEEL YOU!]]"
** Also, while in Riyadh, Iglesias talked about how "I didn't know I would be performing for Franchise/AssassinsCreed." The crowd loved it.
* Lisa Lampanelli, known for making fun of all kinds of [[RaceTropes racial stereotypes]], said that she started making jokes about the disabled after a guy in a wheelchair asked her to do it.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'':
** 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 portrays 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.
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} in the Congo''. This album published in 1930 is widely considered as Hergé's biggest OldShame for its caricatural and paternalistically racist depiction of Congolese people, and several countries perpetually banned it from reprints. Oddly enough, it is quite popular in francophone Africa, and in modern Congo itself in particular. Interviews of locals show that people don't mind the caricatures there[[note]](saying that local caricatures of white people there are in fact ''worse'' than what Hergé made of them)[[/note]], considering them as [[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarious]] (seeing how [[InsultBackfire Europeans could be so unbelievably ignorant about Africans]]), and that Hergé actually made the country's name world-famous and inspired its comic book artists to the point of making it Africa's number one provider of comic book authors. Not to mention the boost it gave to local tourism.
* ComicBook/BlackPanther's Wakanda has proven very popular with many African readers. This is due, in large part, because the nation is a powerful advanced one with thousands of years of tradition--which is how many Africans tend to view their own cultures. [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2018/02/21/african-audiences-having-emotional-response-black-panther-humanised/ Screening of the movie adaptation]] have been sold out and critically praised by African countries such as Nigeria and Kenya.
* ComicBook/ChickTracts are popular among some religious skeptics (y'know, some of Jack Chick's favorite targets of criticism), who enjoy the tracts for the sheer hilarious {{Narm}}. "Dark Dungeons" is also popular among tabletop gamers for the same reason.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'', an American cartoon about a {{Horny Viking|s}}, is popular in Scandinavia, having been syndicated in major newspapers.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** Non-ethnic example: Gary Larson once drew a cartoon 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.
** And a comic with a mailman looking apprehensively at a "Beware of Doug" sign, with Doug watching intently from behind a tree, supposedly went over quite well - with guys named Doug.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}:''
** Many white-collar professionals love the comic, despite the mockery of the corporate cubicle culture.
** Tina is revered among technical writers, as this profession is rarely mentioned in popular media.

[[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]] bipedal wolves with [[PowerGlows glowing blue eyes]] wearing [[BadassLongcoat greatcoats]] while flying [[CoolPlane rocket-powered robo-falcons]] and [[SuperStrength tossing around Jeeps]]. There is also a UsefulNotes/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 trying to ''insult'' us? [[InsultBackfire 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.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Creator/{{Disney}}:
** José Carioca from ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' and ''Disney/MelodyTime'' is ''heavily'' popular in Brazil, even rivaling with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in popularity among the Brazilian fans. He has been featured prominently in the local Disney comics since the 1950s, and has his own comic book since 1961, with stories entirely made by Brazilian Disney artists. Interestingly, as the years passed, some of the Brazilian authors actually made him a little less stereotypical by giving him new outfits, more consistent with the weather and contemporary fashion in Brazil - let's not forget his original clothes reflect the style of Rio in [[TheForties the 1940s]] - and introducing new characters, such as his many friends from the neighborhood and his cousins from different parts of Brazil, thus giving him a wider range of possibilities for the stories and better opportunities to exploit lesser known aspects of the Brazilian culture.
** In some Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt, ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is seemingly popular.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' was received very well in France and considered a ''great'' hit there. The filmmakers were worried about offending the French by Disneyfying their iconic and symbolic hit of French literature and culture.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' received [[AmericansHateTingle poor reviews]] from Norwegian critics, but [[http://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/norway/yearly/?yr=2013&p=.htm it did pretty well]] in the country itself. It was also praised by the Sámi people; Aili Keskitalo, their president, approved of its representation of their culture and their traditional singing, called joiking, in the film's opening song "Vuelie".
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' has lots of fans in Hawaii and Polynesian countries like New Zealand. Much like ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', it helped that many cast members had Polynesian ancestry -- Wrestling/DwayneJohnson is of Samoan descent, Jemaine Clement is half-Maori on his mother's side, and Auli'i Cravalho (in her breakthrough role as Moana) is Hawaiian. That isn't to say the film doesn't have its critics. One complaint was Maui's portrayal as [[BigFun a fat Polynesian]] -- a New Zealand author compared him unfavorably to ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}''.
* Creator/{{Pixar}}:
** Many viewers with disabilities love ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Sure, the franchise uses things like the word "gimpy", and there's been some criticism about using animals as a stand-in for representation. But it's also one of the few major mainstream film series to have many characters with disabilities (who vary in both condition ''and'' characterization), and for the most part, it's handled well. Dory's short-term memory loss may often be played for laughs, but since the movies are comedies, so is pretty much everything else, and both films balance it out by giving Dory a CerebusRetcon.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' was very popular in France, because of [[SceneryPorn how gorgeous it is]].
** 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.
** Mexico and ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}''. While at first Disney received an InternetBacklash when they announced they were planning to copyright the title "Día de los Muertos", they did an AuthorsSavingThrow by having Pixar hire Mexican cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, one of the most vocal opponents to the copyright, to be one of the consultants. As a result, the movie is extremely loyal to Mexican culture and after its debut in October 30 (in time for November 2nd, Día de los Muertos), the movie has been a huge success, quickly becoming #1 on its opening week and a 120% increase in the box office during the 2nd week thanks to excellent word-of-mouth. By November 15 the movie became box office's number one in Mexican history.
* Creator/DreamWorks
** 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."
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' is incredibly popular in the Scandinavian countries. Despite promoting the HornyVikings stereotype and using Scottish accents rather than Scandinavian, many Scandinavians feel that it portrays parts of the Norse culture correctly, something unusual for Hollywood.
** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and its sequels broke box office records in China. Of couse how unflattering Po is as a character probably depends on the viewer.
** Averted with ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', the movies are pretty much ignored in the country, maybe due to the fact that other than the name, the film has near to nothing to do with the place.
* Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' was 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 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' was very popular among African-American audiences and even the NAACP, since much of the film was meant to be a [[TakeThat mocking satire]] towards the racist portrayals of African-Americans in America. In fact, many couldn't believe that the film was written and directed by a [[Creator/RalphBakshi white guy]].
* Japan loves ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''. It helps that Creator/{{Laika}} ShowTheirWork and that the Japanese dub is a SuperlativeDubbing.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Greeks have enjoyed ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'' -- which makes sense, since Nia Vardalos is Greek, and many don't see the "stereotypes" in the film as that.
* [[http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3559889,00.html Many Israelis]] found ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' to be pretty funny, albeit exaggerated. The fact that Adam Sandler is Jewish [[NWordPrivileges probably helped him avoid negative reception there.]]
* The Tom Cruise movie, ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', despite taking many "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 Creator/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 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 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 [[Creator/DanielCraig James Bond]] fighting Nazis.
* 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 director and songwriter were both the sons of immigrants.
* [[Creator/DolphLundgren Ivan Drago,]] stereotypical RedScare HuskyRusskie from ''Film/RockyIV'' is very popular in Russia, with many people noting, that he, despite being a character of anti-Soviet movie was far cooler than heroes from actual Soviet propaganda.
* [[http://www.thesource4ym.com/moviereviews/MovieReviewDetail.aspx?id=13 Several evangelical Christian youth groups leaders]] have found the movie ''Film/{{Saved}}'' to be a funny but important teaching tool, despite the fact the movie was intended to mock this very demographic.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'' seems to have a cult following among sports fans - especially those that grew up in TheNineties and experienced UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan's abrupt retirement, attempts to play baseball and then return to the NBA, which in real life was all so surreal and riddled with questions that one who witnessed it could watch a movie saying the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes were behind it all and say "makes sense to me."
* In spite of (or, more likely, because of) its relentless mockery of rednecks, UsefulNotes/{{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 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. Ozzy Osbourne ''genuinely thought'' the film was a documentary since the various comedic mishaps were so true to life that he didn't understand they were actually jokes. For example, the idea of turning something UpToEleven has become a staple of the rock attitude, even though the movie itself thoroughly lambasts the concept. The long sequence in which the band cannot find the stage and ends up wandering around the bowels of the venue until a janitor gives them directions is apparently TruthInTelevision for anyone who has been on the right sized tour.
* ''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.
** Creator/MattDamon actually thought his portrayal was rather hilarious, and [[http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1536259/how-matt-damon-really-feels-about-team-america-world-police spoke very highly of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, even calling them "geniuses".]]
* ''Film/TheGreatDictator''
** Though no one ever recorded what UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler thought of it, he did definitely watch the film twice.
** Chaplin stated that he couldn't have made the film if he had known about the true extent of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps at the time. Most Jews would be glad that he didn't.
* Many Asian-American critics dislike the Film/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 the 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 (who would voice his [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan animated equivalent]]). 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 commercial by Nippon Airline had an actor dressing up in whiteface for a gag, and most Japanese didn't see the problem, and an English competition in China featured middle school students dressed as "foreigners".
* ''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. [[StreisandEffect The president tried to ban it]].
* Sacha Baron Cohen's other film, ''Film/{{Bruno}}'' was [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/sacha-baron-cohen/5579114/Austrians-fail-to-see-funny-side-of-Bruno-and-Sacha-Baron-Cohen.html more divisive in Austria]]. Older, more conservative generations thought Brüno was an obscene and disgusting pervert who had no place in their country. Others understood Cohen's satirical intent, and even noted that Brüno was likely based on a popular and flamboyant TV show host-- Alfons Haider- who was famous for wearing tight vests in public.
* 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 Creator/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 [[AwesomeAussie their portrayal by foreigners]], particularly in America. The best part is that, for a long time, most American portrayals of Australians have been based on ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', in which the character of Mick Dundee [[UnbuiltTrope 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.
* ''Film/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 a West End musical. The movie also has a sizeable LGBTFanbase despite depicting queer characters in a way that would be considered cringey today (though by no means is this approval universal within the queer community).
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' is ''very'' popular with people who work at TV stations.
* ''Film/RamboIII'' is hugely popular in Afghanistan. Apparently, the Afghans appreciated being portrayed as an unbeatable ProudWarriorRace.
* The 1943 German [[Film/{{Titanic 1943}} Titanic]] film was pretty popular in The Soviet Union even though 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.
* Many members of the fashion industry loved ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'', claiming its portrayals of male models are [[ShowingTheirWork only slightly exaggerated]].
* The producers of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' found themselves facing unexpected criticism from the Sikh community that was really looking forward to the film's villain, [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]], played by a Sikh actor. Of course, the producers wanted to avoid the UnfortunateImplications of a villain of color, but the Sikh community noted that the character is such a classic MagnificentBastard and TragicVillain who physically and mentally outclasses any white man that it was a disappointment he was played by a British actor.
** Ricardo Montalban's portrayal of Khan in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' was praised. [[FairForItsDay At the time,]] having a non-white man play a non-white character (not to mention having a non-white character sold as a "perfected" human) was revolutionary enough than Montalban being Latin American didn't really matter. Khan, as in all his portrayals, was charismatic, intelligent and reasonably sympathetic, which made him a prime DracoInLeatherPants.
* The only positive review of ''Agent Ranjid Rettet Die Welt'' on Website/IMDb was written by a Dutchman. That despite the entire film being one Dutch TakeThat after the other.
* The latter half of ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' features scenes from Manila right down to the slum areas and the heavy traffic. And there's also Aaron Cross (played by Creator/JeremyRenner) beating up Filipino security guards and policemen. Filipino viewers don't mind that movie showed the downside of Manila and Cross beating their cops, since Cross is a super agent like Jason Bourne and the cops are just doing their jobs and are obviously no match to a guy whose physical abilities are genetically enhanced. It also helps that at the end, [[spoiler:a fisherman helped Cross and Dr. Shearing escape from the guys who are trying to kill them in the first place]]. Of course, the film production staff got the permission and support from the Filipino government to shoot the scenes.
* Many (not all, but many enough) Poles think fondly of the Russian film ''1612'', which tells the story of heroic Russians expelling Polish occupiers out of their country. This is mostly because, for a change, it's the Poles who are the [[EvilIsCool evil badasses]] who kick everyone's backsides until the film's heroes finally get their stuff together.
* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' franchise is very popular in Costa Rica, despite the fact that it shows several misconceptions about the country itself (like the depiction of the capital or the idea that it has an army), because it is one of the very few instances in which the country is part of a world famous movie franchise.
* Hollywood Montrose from ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' is so stereotypically CampGay that he would become a bonfire if he were any more flaming, but manages to be unashamedly cool at the same time. [[WebVideo/NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]], a gay reviewer, admitted to loving his character in spite of its extreme stereotypicalness.
-->'''Rantasmo:''' Hollywood Montrose is a cliché character based on a tired, thoughtless, offensive, insulting stereotype... and I ''love'' him. [...] And so Hollywood presents a kinda unique dilemma: can a stereotype be awesome?
* [[Creator/TomSelleck Quigley]] from ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'' is, according to a former US Marine sniper, "the man we all want to be." In fact, the act of killing two targets with a single bullet is referred to as a "Quigley" in sniper parlance.
* ''Film/ReeferMadness'' has actually become a popular StonerFlick; despite condemning cannabis, the movie is so hilariously {{clueless|Aesop}} and over-the-top that it's [[WatchItStoned great to laugh at while high]]. Its ironic popularity eventually earned it an AffectionateParody in the form of ''Theatre/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.
* ''Film/OceansThirteen'' is reportedly very popular with hotel staff worldwide. In particular is the treatment of the VUP (Very Unimportant Person) [[spoiler:who is in actuality the reviewer of the coveted Five Diamond Award]]; many a hotel worker has claimed their (obviously impossible) wish to be able to treat guests in that manner.
* During screenings of ''TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' for Egyptian censors, the producers worried that Bond's "Egyptian builders!" quip would be poorly-received, but it got a huge laugh.
* Creator/EliRoth's ''Film/TheGreenInferno'' features members of an actual Peruvian tribe as the cannibal tribe. According to Roth, in order to teach them what a movie was, he and the crew brought in a generator and a TV and showed them the infamous ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'' to give them an idea of what they were being asked to do. They all loved it, thinking it was a comedy, and instantly signed on to play cannibals. Roth chalked it up to a strong culture of storytelling among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
* Japanese audiences didn't seem to mind ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. In America, the film was slammed by casting the white Scarlett Johansson as the Major (who was Japanese in the original anime). But in Japan [[https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/04/japanese-audiences-praise-ghost-in-the-shell-remake-and-are-happy-with-scarlett-johanssons-casting/ a lot of people praised the casting]], including the director of the original. Ironically the film also changes the location (though it's only implied) from Japan to Hong Kong.
* Creator/OliverStone said in an interview that he is surprised that stockbrokers loved ''Film/WallStreet'' so much. Despite the movie putting ''[[Creator/MichaelDouglas Gordon Gekko]]'' in a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive very bad light]], he claims that more than one time he encountered yuppie fans of the movie, who even unironically shouted ''GREED, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, IS GOOD!''.
* There're a lot of drug dealers who feel represented by the movie ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' [[spoiler:despite the fact that Tony dies at the end]]. It's common for police to seize guns or other items bearing the inscription ''The world is yours''.
* ''Film/TheQuietMan'' has several examples of {{Oireland}} stereotyping, but it's considered a classic in Ireland. Helping matters was that it was the first big budget Hollywood film to be shot there, features mostly Irish actors (besides Victor [=McLaglen=] and Ward Bond) and has the Irish language spoken on-screen. It's frequently played on television around Christmas in Ireland.
* The 1989 Kirk Cameron/Jami Gertz drama ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097756/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt Listen to Me]]'' has a cult following among the competitive speech and debate community for its totally unrealistic and [[{{Narm}} excessively melodramatic]] portrayal of college debate.
* The whole SpaghettiWestern genre is an example of this. While these films were made by Italian studios, usually shot in Spain, titles such as ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' and ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' are among the most successful Western films, even in the United States, which is notoriously resistant towards European films.

* The fictional sport of ''Quodpot'', introduced in ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'', is a joke on EagleLand and [[AmericansHateTingle American rejection of association football]] [[SoccerHatingAmericans 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.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The comedy show ''Series/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 Creator/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.
* Many Brits love Geoffrey from ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' because of how much of a DeadpanSnarker he is and how frequently he seems to be the OnlySaneMan in a given situation. In fact, he's depicted as more intelligent and educated than he might be in a typical British sitcom.
* It's the same case for Niles in ''Series/TheNanny'', who more or less has the same role as Geoffrey (though Niles steps it up by being a ManipulativeBastard who plays everyone in the Sheffield house like a Stradivarius). Amusingly, [[FakeBrit Niles' actor, Daniel Davis, isn't actually British, but an Arkansan]]. Even more amusing is that his portrayal of Niles was so spot on that British fans reportedly wrote Sheffield's actor, Charles Shaughnessy ([[RealityIsUnrealistic who IS a native Brit]]), imploring him to take voice lessons from Davis.
* For another British character that's much loved across the pond, look no further than Jonathan Quayle Higgins III from ''Series/MagnumPI''. Not only is he an effective foil toward Magnum, as well as T.C. and Rick, Higgins is also a worldly man that has served His/Her Majesty's interests on and off the battlefront since World War II (such that a running gag in the series is him going off on one of his adventure stories), and more or less plays an older, more sagely [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]] among the main group. And like Niles, Higgins' actor, John Hillerman, is ''not'' British, instead hailing from Texas.
* Many people who work in white-collar corporate settings enjoy series like ''Series/TheOfficeUS''. Software developers in particular have enjoyed ''Series/TheItCrowd''.
* You'd think that Catholic priests would hate ''Series/FatherTed''. You'd be absolutely wrong.
* 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.
* ''Series/HogansHeroes'':
** In spite of being yet another one of countless American works that tend to focus on the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi era]] when it comes to [[AllGermansAreNazis featuring Germany and/or Germans]], the series did nevertheless become popular in Germany, due to massive {{Woolseyism}} in its treatment of the German characters, giving them [[UsefulNotes/GermanDialects different regional accents]] and adding various other cultural references which were played for comedy. For instance, more northern germans thought Sergeant Schultz, a caricature of Bavarians, was funny, while likewise, more southern Germans were entertained by a similarly Prussian caricature of Colonel Klink.
** ''Hogan's Heroes'' is also loved among the Jewish community, but not for the reasons you'd expect. If the portrayal of Nazis being incompetent, buffoonish warmongers that are constantly being outwitted by Hogan and his intrepid crew wasn't funny enough, then there's the fact that said Nazis are being ''portrayed by Jewish actors'', many of whom were displaced following the rise of Nazi Germany (some of which, namely Robert Clary, John Banner and Leon Askin, had lost relatives during). Indeed, ''Hogan's Heroes'' is often remarked as the Jews' "silent revenge" against the Nazis.
* The Swedish Chef of ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' is a case of divisiveness in Sweden. Some people hate him for being an overtly ridiculous portrayal of Swedes, and others find him hilarious for exactly the same reason. According to AdamHills, in Sweden the Swedish Chef is known as The Norwegian Chef.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' added an autistic character named Julia. Despite her displaying some stereotypical mannerisms of autistic people, she was universally praised by almost everyone, including Autistic people. It helps that her performer is a mother of an autistic child.
* ''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 color.]]
* 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 ''Series/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 lovable, kind and very funny, and Wales is very underrepresented in UK-wide media. The same applies to ''Series/DoctorWho'', which is filmed in Cardiff, despite the occasional TakeThat made at Cardiff's expense.
* ''Series/{{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.
* 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. Creator/CraigFerguson has said that Scottish engineers may be stereotypical, but it was one of the few portrayals at the time that didn't follow [[ViolentGlaswegian another stereotype.]]
** [[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Khan]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Singh]] is very popular with the Indian Sikh community. Even if he was [[FakeNationality played by a Mexican man]], his charismatic villainy seemed to make it a moot point.
* ''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"]].
* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'' is often beloved by Portland natives. Even the ''actual mayor of Portland'' plays a recurring bit part as the aide to the series' version of the Mayor. However, there are still Portland natives who feel that the series [[OffendingTheCreatorsOwn openly insults perfectly innocent subcultures]].
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'''s Ron Swanson is quite popular with libertarians, despite him being a StrawmanPolitical. It probably helps that he's presented as a sincere and consistent proponent of the philosophy who practices what he preaches, making him practically unique in mainstream TV.
** Also, people who work in local government and/or public service, mainly due to being able to relate to Leslie's struggles as she tries to get something (anything!) done.
** And people who grew up in Midwestern, flyover, conservative, under-educated towns that Pawnee satirizes. The general sentiment is, "They're not exaggerating as much as you'd think."
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' features Ramirez, a Spirit Ranger with a [[BigFun big gut and silly mannerisms]]; he's exceptionally popular with Western Sentai fans, partly because he's the first non-Japanese Ranger '''ever''' (played by the emigrated Canadian actor Robert Baldwin), and partly because while he is used for FunnyForeigner jokes, he's still just as brave, noble, and competent as the other heroes. Needless to say, there are more than a few fans who have asked Saban to cast Baldwin as his own counterpart in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' (which is only aided by the fact that Baldwin himself has expressed interest as well).
** The same applies to Kinji Takigawa in ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' a few seasons later. He's [[ButNotTooForeign a Japanese-American]] who was raised in America and displays a bunch of American stereotypes like being [[AmericansAreCowboys a cowboy]] and liking to party with rock n' roll music, but he's just as heroic and skilled as the other Ninningers (and that skill is primarily ''self-taught'') and Americans think that a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot rockstar cowboy ninja]] is CrazyAwesome.
** Before both of them was Jiraiya/Ninja Black of ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', another Japanese-American character who spoke SurprisinglyGoodEnglish that his Japanese-American actor used to sneak in subtle jokes and [[DeadpanSnarker snarkery]]. If Jiraiya is what Japan thinks Americans are like, than they must think we're pretty awesome.
** Likely unintentional, but [[Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's]] Naga Ray/Hebitsukai Silver is shaping up to be this for the autistic/Asperger fanbase. Like [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Ramirez]] his "stereotypical traits" (lack of social skills and trouble recognizing emotional expressions in this case) are played for laughs, but it never come off as mean-spirited or offensive and he's an unambiguously competent member of the team, showing skill as both a thief and fighter (with a '''scythe''' no less!), as well as some engineering talent.
* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has VillainProtagonist Frank Underwood as a ruthless amoral bisexual Southern Gentleman politician [[spoiler:and later PresidentEvil]]. Bisexual males have absolutely no problem with him, mainly because while he has used sex as a tool to manipulate, his actual relationship with his wife and ex-boyfriend in college have been portrayed rather sympathetically, if a little shaky with the former.
* Despite having the most blatant examples of gay stereotyping [[ValuesDissonance that would never be allowed on a television sitcom today]], most of the LGBT community appears to love ''Series/WillAndGrace'', and not just because of the significant impact the show made towards marriage equality and the like. An NBC revival is in the works.
* An EnforcedTrope for Series/KeyAndPeele: apparently, after the first series of the show aired, one (or both) of them were approached by a Latino gangster who asked them why they didn't make any jokes about Latino gangsters. Key and Peele obliged, so in the second season, we got the "Chairs are for pussies" sketch.

* 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 Music/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 Music/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.
* Cal Tjader, Swedish-American Latin jazz musician was greatly respected by Latin Americans, and his efforts helped popularize the genre in the US, where traditionally it had only been listened to by immigrants.
* Nobody is more enthusiastic about hearing [[Music/{{Voltaire}} Voltaire's]] song "Bomb New Jersey" (and his [[TakeThat take thats]] towards the state in general) than his fans that live in said state.
* Harry Belafonte is often criticized 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 capitalize 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 realized by the 60s that if he wrote songs for Belafonte he'd make more money than if he recorded them himself.
* Much like the Jane Goodall example under Newspaper Comics, according to legend, Music/MichaelJackson once performed a concert in England. When he heard that Princess Diana was going to attend, he decided to omit his song "Dirty Diana," afraid the title and "obsessed groupie" nature of the song might be offensive. This was only reversed after speaking to Diana herself, who asked he put it back as it was one of her personal favorites.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* This happens with all the {{foreign wrestling heel}}s, 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/TheIronSheik.
* The likes of Wrestling/WilliamRegal and Wrestling/WadeBarrett were of course stereotypical EvilBrit characters. Yet both are very popular in their native UK. The gimmick is so over partly because Regal himself came up with it in the early 90s WCW and relishes playing it. He knows its more over with fans than other ones could be. It helps that Regal's British fans know that his posh character is nothing like his working class Northern roots (and is in its own way, a send-up of how Americans stereotype Brits as [[BritainIsOnlyLondon all being from London]] in movies). When WWF tried to rebrand him as the lumberjack 'Real Man's Man' he had no enthusiasm for their gimmick and it showed (he was also on a lot of drugs at the time). When he came back, he did so on the condition that he could resume his EvilBrit gimmick (albeit changing his name from Steven Regal to William Regal) and that WWF would play it up for all its worth.
* 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.
* 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.
** Wrestling/ReyMysterio has noted in his book that Eddie was so instrumental in bridging the gap between Mexican and American wrestling that he was regarded as a legend and huge face on both sides.
* [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] 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/BeckyLynch Rebecca Knox]] described her gimmick as a "stereotypical jigging Irish leprechaun" when she wrestled overseas. However she's still beloved by Irish fans for her wrestling - especially since getting signed to WWE. But showing how this trope can change, when she debuted doing her {{Oireland}} gimmick, the InternetBackdraft was massive and it was quickly phased out.
* [[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.
* WWE management were shocked when Wrestling/ZackRyder received cheers in Madison Square Garden as New Yorkers typically boo Long Islanders.
* {{Wrestling/Carmella}} received significant pops whenever she competed in Brooklyn for NXT. Her character is a trashy 'Princess of Staten Island'. But they loved her for her PluckyGirl nature and the fact that she was very much JerkWithAHeartOfGold. What's more is that she's not really from New York - she was born and raised in Boston.
* Wrestling/JinderMahal is immensely popular in India. Despite the fact that he fits the "foreign heel" trope to a T, he is very charismatic, a skilled and entertaining wrestler, and has held down a number of championships.
* Wrestling/BulletClub in NJPW is considered to be a heel stable consist of ''gaijins'' but they are massively over to non-Japanese people because of how cool they look to the point where NJPW is really the only place they can continue playing the heel role straight.

* ''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!"

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** According to the developers of ''Videogame/StreetFighterII'', Guile was based on the stereotypical image the Japanese people have of American soldiers stationed on military bases in Japan. As such he's a muscle-bundled former Special Forces with the U.S. flag tattooed on his arm, and it definitely helped that he is easily one of the most powerful player characters. Naturally, he became insanely popular in America, to the point which ''he'' became the main character [[Film/StreetFighter in most]] [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter of the Western]] adaptations.
** Most Brazilians love Blanka. Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono was even surprised [[https://tecnologia.uol.com.br/ultnot/2008/02/23/ult530u5873.jhtm once a local journalist told him so]], given the country was reduced to TheAmazon, and the character is a weird, mutant FeralChild with PsychoElectro powers.
** A similar love of Laura exists for Brazilian players, though this one is easier to understand since she's an AmazonianBeauty, StatuesqueStunner, a HotBlooded SpicyLatina of mixed race, and a InnocentFanserviceGirl. You couldn't get more positive Brazilian stereotypes in unless her power was throwing soccer balls.
** Poison from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' has a [[LGBTFanbase sizable fanbase]] among non-heterosexual and/or UsefulNotes/{{transgender}} people who find her badass, despite the fact she's a transgender 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. Her [[{{Transplant}} arrival]] in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', where she [[HeelFaceTurn went straight]] and started her own wrestling federation, was quite well received.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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!]]'''
* In ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', every opponent is a blatant stereotype designed to be [[TakeThatScrappy all the more satisfying to beat senseless]]. When it's America's turn, Super Macho Man is an elitist, condescending, rich, and very, very tanned Californian actor with a fair share of FanDisservice to boot. And yet, he's one of the most popular characters in the United States, especially in the Wii sequel, because of [[LargeHam how completely over-the-top he is]] (it also helps that he is also a regional stereotype of Hollywood celebrities). Also, the Wii game was developed by Canadian developers Next Level Games, and yet one of the only two characters brought from the SNES game is Bear Hugger, a fat, maple syrup drinking, hockey playing Canadian lumberjack boxer who talks like [[Series/{{SCTV}} Bob and Doug McKenzie]]. It helps that the Wii iteration has all of its opponents voiced [[BilingualBonus in their respective native languages]].
* 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 mouthed Scout, or build incredible devices like the Engineer? What Frenchman doesn't want to be like the suave, sophisticated, ladies-man Spy? 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? What Scotsman doesn't want to be a DrunkenMaster whose job is making sure that there's StuffBlowingUp? What German wouldn't want to turn the tide of the battle by healing someone so hard that they turn into a glowing invincible juggernaut? Nobody, that's who.
* The title character of ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' is 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.)
* ''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 portrayals of the USSR, you can't beat a [[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 the Soviets get some really awesome units like the aforementioned airships, battle-bears, [[GiantSquid trained battle squids]], and huge [[TankGoodness Apocalypse Tanks]].
* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'':
** Haggis [=McMutton=] from ''The Curse Of Monkey Island'' 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.
** Captain Dread from ''Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge'' is beloved by actual rastas (and reggae fans) as he embodies their typical traits of being helpful, laidback and wise despite his failing business. The makers clearly had ShownTheirWork as Dread comes across very similar to how his inspiration Music/BobMarley actually was in interviews, as opposed to how he is usually depicted by the media.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'':
** George is usually considered as an EthnicScrappy, but he's a lot more popular with actual Guyanese, since Guyana is highly unrepresented in media outside the country and they're happy to have a character who's a [[ShownTheirWork fairly accurate]] portrayal.
** Senator Armstrong has become such a FountainOfMemes that American fans love the character, even though (or precisely because) he is one of the most surreal and insane bosses ever presented in a ''Metal Gear'' game. Some even agree with his points and ideals (but not his methods).
* The cast of ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'' is a parody of various figures from the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity, and the gameplay itself consists of doing nothing but the popular diving kick attack. Despite this, it was released to positive reception from those in the FGC. This is due to gameplay being stripped down to the bare essentials and embodying the main draw of Fighting game gameplay ([[RocketTagGameplay positioning and finding the best opportunity to strike]]).
* In-universe example in the ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep", where Tina makes all of the dwarves in her [[MagicAmpersand Bunkers & Badasses]] campaign look like the resident short guy Salvador. Lilith thinks this is offensive, but Salvador thinks it's awesome.
* ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}'' is an AffectionateParody of American action films that was made by a dev team based in Africa. It also has a rating of Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam, and many Americans practically fell in love with it.
* Clownpiece from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' was initially met with shock from American fans when she initially appeared in ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom''. After all, she's a clown wearing an American flag, which seems to imply several unflattering things. This subsided after only an hour or so once other details came up. She's a fairy[[note]]normally one of the weakest species in the series[[/note]] clown from Hell that chucks literal moons at you and is powerful enough to be the penultimate boss of the game! She's based on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampad Lampad]], making her one of the rare Touhou characters from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Western myth]]! She kicked so much [[GodModeSue Lunarian]] ass that they were forced to evacuate the Lunar Capital! The quirky combination of hilarity, awesomeness, and unabashed American-ness quickly made her the most popular character introduced in the game, especially among American fans. It reached the point that even [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=yci5c9o4sux9pa1gajmuooqm&page=5168#129189 ZUN commented on it during an interview in the 2015 Tokyo Game Show]], stating surprise at how quickly Americans had made impressive cosplays of Clownpiece after only one month.
* Niles from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has been embraced by the LGBTFanbase despite being a TooKinkyToTorture bisexual male. It helps that some of his dialogues are genuinely funny, he's very useful in gameplay for being the only default bow user in Conquest, and he has quite the HiddenDepths in his supports, ''and'' [[MrFanservice he's extremely handsome.]]
** Similar to Captain Gordon above, Arthur is a parody of over-the-top American superheroes, and he's far more popular in America than in Japan.
* ''VideoGame/MotherRussiaBleeds'' is an over-the-top beat'em up about walking around TheThemeParkVersion of USSR and smacking all kinds of Russian criminal stereotypes in the face, all while fueling yourself with a fictional [[http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/krokodil.html krokodil]]-inspired drug. Both Russian critics and players fell in love with it, with a big chunk of positive reviews on Steam being written in Russian language.
* ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' boasts a {{Troperiffic}} character cast of many different nationalities, often with a twist or two that keeps them from being stereotypes and cause them to become beloved in their home nation, making it somewhat of an aversion:
** D.va is based on the stereotype of Koreans loving video games, but breaks the mold in: 1. turning her gaming skills into HumongousMecha piloting ones, and 2. being [[GamerChick a woman talented at video games]], when [[{{UsefulNotes/SouthKorea}} the South Korean pro gaming circuit]] is almost entirely dominated by men ([[http://www.techtimes.com/articles/166261/20160621/overwatch-pro-players-quit-shame-trounced-17-y-o-korean.htm and has had big problems with sexism]].) As a result, D.va has inspired the real life [[https://national-dva-association.tumblr.com/post/156308195090/introduction-to-the-national-dva For D.va (National D.va Association)]], a Korean feminist group with the goal to promote gender equality and create a world where D.va might be born.
** Reinhardt is generally well-regarded among German fans, some noting that Overwatch is one of the few games to portray Germans as... well, not [[ThoseWackyNazis a bunch of militant fascists]] or [[Main/HerrDoktor mad scientists]]. He is actually portrayed as a neo-medieval knight-- one longing for conquests and glory of old. He still retains a few stereotypes: for example, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff he loves David Hasselhoff]], and cites [[GermanicEfficiency "Precision German Engineering"]] as to what keeps him in one piece.
** Many players from the Middle East love Ana and Pharah, and especially admire Blizzard's choice of voice actress for Ana-- an actual Egyptian woman who speaks very accurate Arabic.
** Torbjorn is more divisive-- most Swedes think he doesn't sound the least bit Swedish, but at least appreciate Blizzard's English translation of Swedish idioms like "making a chicken out of a feather" in his voice lines.
** Australians tend to like Junkrat and Roadhog the best, even though Australia in the game is portrayed as a desolate, criminal-ridden wasteland and the two characters are outlaws, because they're recognized as homage to the ''Film/MadMax'' movies.
** Latino fans really love both Reaper and Sombra despite both characters being Latin American criminals. Despite being antagonists, both of them have very sympathetic backstories and invoke EvilIsCool and LaughablyEvil respectively.
** While Symmetra is just fairly loved by Indians, it is the autistic fandom that overwhelmingly love her, mostly because she's one of the few autistic characters in fiction that isn't portrayed as a complete freak, making her more relatable and avoiding common misconceptions of portraying autism in fiction. It also helps that while she currently stands as an antagonistic character, she's also portrayed as a very sympathetic AntiVillain with compelling backstory and motivation to the point where many fans don't even know she's an antagonist.
*** However there was a controversy when Blizzard added the "Devi" skin to Symmetra's character, allowing players to play her as a Hindu goddess. This led to criticism from some Hindus, who accused Blizzard of disrespect and trivializing their religion. (If that seems like an overreaction, imagine if Blizzard had added a "Jesus" skin to the game.)
** Many Nigerian fans are pleasantly surprised that Doomfist has actual traces of Nigerian culture rather than simply being a stereotypical African warlord character with a mish-mash of African representation. He is a descendant of the Yoruba people, an ethnic group who are from Nigeria; two martial arts practice he knows, Dambe and Gidigbo, can be traced from Nigeria with the latter even coming from the Yoruba people; and even two of his Legendary Skins, Avatar and Spirits, are based on the orishas, spirits that are a part of the Yoruba's religion with even each of the costumes color schemes has something to do with the orishas. These, along with the fact that he's intelligent, charismatic, and badass show that Blizzard took good care to research Nigerian culture in order to incorporate them into Doomfist, which many Nigerian fans can appreciate.
** Inverted with Zarya: Many Russians do not like her accent -- the actual voice actress is Ukrainian, and most find it fake, contrived or even "Bulgarian". Her [[HuskyRusskie "stronk like bull"]] personality does not help, either. She is also somewhat butch-looking, which seems to taunt Russia's official anti-gay polices.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series tends to find fans who enjoy the portrayal of their home country. It helps that the games tend to focus on generally popular leaders and periods of historical importance and generally plays the civs based on better times in their history. Depending on the Civ, it may also combine with grateful for any portrayal at all, let alone a well researched one that plays on positive stereotypes. Special mention should be made of Polish players of ''Civ V'' and ''VI'', which includes a Poland Civilization. The Civ was included because the game has a huge playerbase in Poland and the Polish players love that they were acknowledge and given a very competitively viable Civ to boot. Germans tend to enjoy that the game refuses to portray them as ThoseWackyNazis while still playing them as a military and industrial powerhouse. Overall, Civ VI is especially well received as the leaders selected are almost all better known for their diplomacy than their military prowess.
* There actually are no shortage of Japanese gamers who like UsefulNotes/WorldWarII themed shooters, especially ones involving UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan as the main antagonists.
** The ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series, made by Capcom, starring the iconic P-38 Lightning, has all but one game having the airplane cutting down swathes of Japanese fighters and navy.
** On ''Series/XPlay'', Adam Sessler was surprised when he saw an advert for ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' while he was in Japan.
* Indonesian gamers really like ''Videogame/JustCause2'' despite Panau Island is mostly based on Indonesia and besides the [[SceneryPorn breathtaking scenery]], its portrayal is anything but positive.
** The same can be applied to ''Videogame/FarCry3'' although the island in Far Cry 3 is obviously pretty far from known civilization.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': The high school girls that this show parodies are loved by real-life high school girls due to being quite relatable for them, according to [[https://soundcloud.com/justshootitpod/dr-havoc-the-most-popular-girls-in-school-creators-pt-2-just-shoot-it-46 this podcast interview with the creators.]] (Around the 23:30 mark.)
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** Finnish fans 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.
** 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}}''. This being a webcomic which portrays Betty Crocker as a maniacal alien dictator.
* 4Kids has gone on record saying that they enjoy ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' even though the series mocks them relentlessly.
* Luke and Kevin of ''LetsPlay/HoboBros'' have Chinese ancestry, but find the [[AsianSpeekeeEngrish stereotypical East Asian voice]] hilarious, and often do it themselves, calling it the "Asian voice".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The TropeNamer, surprising to many, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', despite being an obvious stereotype of Mexicans[[note]]What makes it so surprising is that Mexicans can be [[http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2011/feb/04/top-gear-mexico-insults-sorry notoriously]] [[http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/02/25/Mexico-offended-by-Pope-Francis-mexicanization-comment-Vatican-apologizes/7401424871973/ peevish]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2674326/Bad-Tweet-Dutch-airline-angers-Mexico-soccer-fans.html regarding]] [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/sean-penn-green-card_n_6733238.html foreign]] depictions of them[[/note]], is quite a popular and beloved character in Mexico and throughout Latin America, where his cartoons still run to this day.
** The reason isn't really all that complicated: 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 a gun-toting badass and "fast upstairs in the cabeza," and ''hypnotizes'' Sylvester in seconds. The most offensive aspect of Speedy, his broken English and terrible Spanish, [[LostInTranslation is not present in actual Spanish dubs]]. The second most offensive thing, his womanizing habits ("Speedy Gonzalez goes steady with ''everybody's'' sister"), doesn't seem to have drawn all that much flak.
** Another major reason why this trope is in effect is that Speedy Gonzales himself is not the offensive (or the most offensive) portion of his cartoons. Instead, what's offensive is the fact that the cartoons go out of their way to paint all the OTHER Mexican mice as laaaaaazy and greeeeeeeedy as possible.
** 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. The temporary discontinuation was referenced in ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', when Porky Pig meets Speedy at the Warner Bros. canteen and they talk about how PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad ruined their careers, since Porky has a handicap ([[SpeechImpediment stuttering]]) and Speedy belongs to an ethnic minority.
** 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.
** Speedy is popular enough with Mexicans that some Mexican restaurants in the USA actually offer a "Speedy Gonzales" dish on their menu. It usually consists of a taco, enchilada and rice or beans.
** Also it's not uncommon to find stickers of him on the buses of every major city. And there's even a song about him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Canadians seem to have taken the jibes at their accent and their country in the movie version of the series with good humor. Canadian fans tend to love anything involving Terrance and Phillip.
** French Canadians generally found the ''South Park'' treatment of Quebec in "It's Christmas In Canada" pretty funny, and weren't offended by "[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail zee out-RA-geous accents]]". [[MauriceChevalierAccent Hon hon hon indeed...]]
** 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, presumably because despite Butters dressing up in {{Brownface}} as a Mexican stereotype, it promotes patriotism and nostalgia towards Mexico and mocks the whole illegal immigrants panic in America.
** Jews adore Kyle. Mostly because his character is very relatable to anyone who grew up Jewish, and also the fact that the VoiceOfReason happens to be the Jewish kid. Ask a Jew what their favorite "Jewish moments" on TV are, chances are some of them might be from ''South Park''.
** 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.
** Both Jimmy and Timmy are really popular with disabled people. While the show takes every available opportunity to poke fun at their shortcomings, it does the same to every other character with equal glee while simultaneously having the pair contribute to the story just as much as everyone else. ''Many'' people appreciate a show that embraces these two as regular characters who are included alongside the others as equals, and feel it's actually one of the most positive portrayals of disabled characters on television for it despite the CrossingTheLineTwice humor.
** In-universe. In "Fat Butt and Pancake Head", a group of Latino community leaders actually award Cartman for his extremely stereotypical "Jennifer Lopez" hand puppet routine at a ''South Park'' cultural diversity event.
* ''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'.
* One of the commentaries for ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', the creators explain that when Canadians were shown the French Peas they thought they were offensive and they shouldn't be featured on the show. They then showed the episode with the peas to some people from France who thought it was hilarious.
* 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]].
* ''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 ''The Simpsons'', [[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. This is also thought to have given Orkney a tourism boost in recent years.
** 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 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).
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia "Bart Vs. Australia"]] is considered an excellent documentary in Australia, particularly for showcasing [[RuleOfFunny the game of Knifey-Spoony, and the Prime Minister drinking from a can of beer while lying naked on a lake in an old tire.]] One Australian is [[http://qz.com/528297/yes-australians-are-really-petitioning-to-change-their-currencys-name-to-the-dollarydoo/ petitioning]] for the currency's name to be changed to dollarydoos. It's got over 60,000 signatures.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E15BlameItOnLisa "Blame It On Lisa"]] is a very loved episode in Brazil, while it had controversy, many people grew to hate the show thanks to it, and eventually the episode was banned in Brazil for a few years, there are many Simpsons fans in Brazil that love the episode despite its inaccuracies, and even more thanks to the stuff they got right, it helps that Brazilians have low self-esteem and love making jokes about their own country.
** A strange thing about Apu is that while he has been criticized by Indian-Americans or rather South Asian Americans (since even Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who aren't Indians are confused for the stereotype and accent), Apu is well-liked in India itself for the fact that Apu was one of the few Indian-origin characters in American TV, and that he was in the context of his time, non-stereotypical i.e. not defined entirely by religion, not overtly submissive, and generally shown with the same flaws and quirks as any Springfielder, compared to most Indian characters in Western media.
** The episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E22BloodFeud Blood Feud]]" has, at the end of the episode, Mr. Burns giving Bart an Olmec head. Though the writers made up most of the details regarding the giant stone head, a lot of archaeologists who specialize in studying the Olmec civilization wrote in to thank the show's staff for choosing Olmec rather than the usual Mayans and Aztec that had previously consumed nearly all mention of Mesoamerican pre-western history prior.
* 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 generally considered to be racist and offensive by non-African American. African Americans, however, thought the show's social commentary and [[StopBeingStereotypical portrayal of obnoxious stereotypes]] were [[RealityIsUnrealistic spot on]]. It's ironically popular amongst those who relate to the gangsta stereotypes that Riley plays up, which [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing the show is specifically putting down]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'', a short-lived StopMotion cartoon about life in public housing, was a huge hit with African Americans despite MoralGuardians claiming it was racist and demeaning. It helped that A) the show was produced by Creator/EddieMurphy who knows a thing or two about growing up poor, and B) it was actually funny and had some surprisingly subtle humor given the subject matter, rather than just being a parade of cliched stereotypes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
** Many people saw Tommy Pickles' maternal grandparents, Boris and Minka Kropotkin, as offensive Jewish stereotypes, unaware that two of the show's creators were Jews who [[RealityIsUnrealistic knew exactly what they were talking about]]. If anything, Ashkenazi Jews were honored to be portrayed so authentically. Tellingly, Nickelodeon's Jewish then-president Albie Hecht was baffled by the controversy, while his goyem successor Herb Scannell completely agreed with it.
** The show's [[TokenMinority token African-American character]] Susie Carmacheal also has an impressive Afrocentrist fanbase, despite the fact that she's sometimes been criticized as a {{Mary Sue}}-ish example of {{Positive Discrimination}} (WordOfGod says she's supposed to be "the anti-Angelica," and since Angelia is a KnowNothingKnowItAll...).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Feminine women ''love'' Rarity as she averts the AlphaBitch and "bimbo" stereotype associated with fashionistas by being, whilst admittedly a little narcissistic, still extremely kind, generous, and intelligent.
** Derpy/Ditzy Doo is a favorite among disabled fans. [[EnsembleDarkhorse Well, she's a favorite among all fans, but still.]]
** Although Fluttershy's timid and anxious personality is considered a weakness by the other characters, many fans who have anxiety like her and can relate to her.
** Likewise, Twilight's Sparkle's [[NervousWreck anxiety]] and SuperOCD tendencies tended to endear her to people with similar personalities. The largely internet-based fandom also tends to greatly enjoy her [[{{Adorkable}} overt nerdiness]].
** Zephyr Breeze is this [[BaseBreakingCharacter for half of the fan base at least]]. Those who related to his crippling fear of failure saw his featured episode as a well-thought out grown-up learning experience.
* At least a few Swedes have professed their love for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', despite the fact that their country is represented in the show by a vain, drug-and-alcohol-addicted nymphomaniac {{Jerkass}} with a MoneyFetish who enjoys hitting on elderly women, and whose name [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign isn't in actual Swedish]]. Said character, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, however, is probably the world's best guitarist in-universe, and [[DoingItForTheArt Does It For The Art]] when it comes to death metal. (He also periodically will have a PetTheDog moment, especially as the character development sets in.) The show also definitely [[ShownTheirWork Shows Its Work]] when it comes to metal and the entertainment industry, and is generally loved by a lot of metal fans from all over.
* Likewise ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is loved by many metalheads.
* Hiro from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' is a popular character in Japan. As a result, he is often seen alongside the main characters in Japanese merchandise.
* The titular characters of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' show signs of being on the autism spectrum, such as stuttering, difficulty understanding sarcasm, and in Rick's case, lack of empathy. In season 3, Rick outright admits he's autistic. Despite Rick being a JerkAss ComedicSociopath with BlueAndOrangeMorality who endangers the people around him, autistic fans couldn't be happier about this revelation. Morty is also well-liked by autistic fans despite being the ButtMonkey. It helps that one of the co-creators is autistic himself.
* EvilBrit Mad Mod from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has a good deal of fans from Britain, despite being an embodiment of every British stereotype you can think of i.e. he has wonky BritishTeeth, he's a fan of ''Series/MontyPython'' and ''Music/TheBeatles'' and hates the "yanks" enough to try and cancel Independence Day!

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* Most historical records about Vikings were written by victims of their plunder, and Christian missionaries; describing them as more brutal than they actually were. In spite of that, Scandinavians in modern times have embraced the stereotype of their ancestors as HornyVikings. It helps that it gives their region a more intimidating, marketable image.
* While on a trip to China in the eighties, Prince Philip (the husband of Queen Elizabeth II) was overheard telling some British students studying there, "If you stay much longer, you'll get slitty-eyed." The media picked up on this and was understandably horrified at the alleged racism, which only cooled down when it was revealed that many Chinese people actually found Philip's joke funny (and revealed that a lot of Chinese people in turn refer to Westerners as "round-eyed" ).
* Car example: Lexus was introduced as [[MarketBasedTitle a luxury division of Toyota]] in America and Europe. The Lexus LS is a special case, as that came first, with the Toyota Celsior being introduced back to Japan following [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff the un-expected success that the LS had in North America]]. When the Lexus brand was introduced back to Japan, they come up with [[OriginalCharacter completely original Lexus models]] (without Toyota counterparts and badging for most models), and became an acclaimed and instant hit among both car enthusiasts and government organizations in Japan.
* The Song 'Yankee Doodle' was originally intended to poke fun at American Revolutionaries who wanted their independence. Americans have since embraced the silly song, and consider it as one of the nation's most patriotic songs. Similarly, as part of the ongoing rivalry between the states of Michigan and Ohio, Michiganders began to derisively refer to Ohioans as 'buckeyes', only for Ohio to embrace the name, referring to themselves as the Buckeye State, and The Ohio State University appropriating it for their sports teams.