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[-[[caption-width-right:256:Henry Hatsworth: a [[StockBritishPhrases jolly good]] example.]]-]

->'''[=TheHelldragon=]:''' Shake your fist in angry, British rage, Tom!\\
'''[=NTom64=]:''' You can't see it, but my fist is wearing [[HighClassGlass a monocle!]]
-->-- ''HellfireCommentaries'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSh5Mfu-aEs=related Kingdom Hearts II commentary part 43]]''

Start with one cup(pa) [[SpotOfTea tea.]] Mix in a hearty helping of [[BritishAccents posh, formal, excessively polite-sounding Received Pronunciation accent, or at least how you think it is pronounced]]. No one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will notice. Add some StockBritishPhrases for seasoning, wot, wot. Throw it all in a top hat and stir with a [[HighClassGlass monocle]] over low heat for the 1000+ years in the history of TheBritishEmpire. Turn it out carefully, give him a name like "Sir Nigel Featherstonehaugh-Smythe,"[[note]]"Featherstonehaugh" pronounced "Fanshawe," or possibly "Thomas"[[/note]] and Bob's your uncle, you have yourself the [[IAmVeryBritish Britishiest British man]] to ever "cheerio" his way into the media-viewing-public's home. And no one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will be any the wiser that you're mixing dialectal phrases willy-nilly or throwing British slang around like Frisbees.

The Quintessential British Gentleman is a stock character commonly found in decidedly not-so-British works, who encapsulates everything that non-Brits (most commonly Americans) think of when they think of that funny little island across the pond. Much like the {{Eagleland}}er is a {{Flanderized}} American, this chap is the {{Flanderized}} Brit. Common characteristics include:

* A top hat or [[DashinglyDapperDerby bowler ("derby")]] and HighClassGlass.
* A morning coat and striped trousers, or (if on his country estate) a tweed suit, usually with matching flat cap and possibly with plus-fours instead of slacks.
* Is a GentlemanAndAScholar who loves [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish intellectual pursuits]], often [[AdventurerArchaeologist Adventurous Archaeology]].
* Lots of [[SpotOfTea tea]], and occasionally crumpets.
* Being either extremely polite and gentlemanly, or [[UpperClassTwit so snobbish, pompous and arrogant only the equally snobby can stand him]].
* Using phrases such as "pip pip," "cheerio," and "guv'nor," even though these combine expressions from completely different dialects and from opposite ends of the class spectrum.
* A DistinguishedGentlemansPipe, often in the Calabash style (the style that erroneous stereotypes of SherlockHolmes made famous[[note]]The calabash connection originated with William Gillette's portrayal of Holmes on stage, as the straight clay pipes Holmes actually smoked were not as visible or useful for stage business.[[/note]] ).
* A crazy mustache.
* Making lots of references to [[RoyalBlood the Queen]] (God Save Her!), or the King, for anachronism points.
* An Autoharp or harpsichord playing in the background.
* A cane or umbrella.

He's not always a product of CriticalResearchFailure, however. Sometimes, just as an {{Eagleland}}er is a [[AffectionateParody gentle poking-fun-at]] of Americans, so too might this fellow be a humorous, good-natured jab at English - and done well, of course, even the Brits can find it funny. In fact, many of the works listed were created by Britons, casually playing with their own stereotypes (Britons, generally speaking, are good at SelfDeprecation). Some Britons actually act like this, if not in everyday life, then at least recreationally. [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funny.]]

Compare with that HawaiianShirtedTourist from {{Eagleland}}, and that [[AwesomeAussie bush-hatted fellow]] from the LandDownUnder. By the way, has nothing to do with the LordBritishPostulate, but plenty to do with StiffUpperLip. The Q.B.G is probably helpless without TheJeeves. See also the GentlemanSnarker, which is what the Quintessential British Gentleman probably was in his wild youth.

Actual British [[BlueBlood Gentlemanly]] behaviour is more subtle than speech or dress, involving the virtues of [[SacredHospitality hospitality]], rationality and [[TheStoic temperance]], the avoidance of irrational extremes, devotion to 'things held dear', rebellion against corruption, and [[StiffUpperLip courageous composure in the face of adversity]]. (However, some of these - notably extreme composure - are sometimes seen in trope form).
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]]. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'': England does act this way ''sometimes'', but he also has a short temper, foul mouth, and drinks, although it should be pointed out that being a gentleman doesn't necessarily equal amiability and huge amounts of tolerance -- many a gentleman is also a GentlemanSnarker, and not suffering fools gladly goes hand in hand with this trope. Even the most impeccable gentleman will still occasionally pepper his dialogue with a few well placed "bloody's" and "buggers!". One of his image songs is called "Absolutely Invincible British Gentleman", which is ironically a [[BritishRockStar very modern rock song]], complete with {{Epic Riff}}s.
* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'': There are composed and polite gentlemen in expensive suits around the table as the enemies close in on them... in the end Sir Integra proved to be the strongest gentleman of them all.
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%% * The title character of ''Amney Crucis Investigates'' is the type written by a Brit.
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%% * Brain from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
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[[folder:Film]]
%% * Sir Michael Caine's character in ''Film/{{Zulu}}''.
* Sir Henry Vining in ''Film/FiveWeeksInABalloon'' (1962) is an upper class twit/snob version.
* In the original ''Film/TheItalianJob'', Creator/NoelCoward plays the Britishest British man to ever Brit in Britain. It's a parody. A very funny parody.
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* Almost any character ever played by Creator/TerryThomas. Just look at the character's names:
** Sir Percy de Courcy (''Spanish Fly'')
** Arthur Critchit (''The Vault of Horror'')
** Archibald Sinclair Beachum (''The Persuaders'')
** Clennery Tubbs (''Arthur! Arthur!'')
** Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'')
** Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage (''[[Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies]]'')
** Smythe Farquardt (''The Red Skelton Show'')
** James Franklin-Jones (''Comedy Playhouse: The Old Campaigner'')
** Sir Harry Washington-Smythe (''Rocket To the Moon'')
** Brig. Zachary Zilch (''The Daydreamer'')
** Lt.Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne (''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'')
** Captain J. (Jeroboam) Barker-Rynde PI (''Kill or Cure'')
** Lt. 'Piggy' Wigg (''Operation Snatch'')
** Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne (''Carleton-Browne of the F.O.'')
** Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts (''[[Film/StTrinians Blue Murder at St. Trinian's]]'')
** Charles Boughtflower (''The Green Man'')
*** Note that despite being very British, a lot of these characters are decidedly ''not'' 'Gentlemen': Terry-Thomas was famous for his peerless performances as the Gentleman's antithesis, the [[DastardlyWhiplash despicable bounder and cad]].[[note]] The difference mainly comes down to a sense of honour: villainous Gentlemen generally have it, even if they don't let it apply to their 'lessers'. The cad freely lies, cheats, steals and generally flouts the rules of polite society; other gentlemen will whisper in horrified tones that he is rumored to ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor cheat at cards!]]''[[/note]]
* Jack Lemmon's French policeman character in ''Irma la Douce'' adopts another identity as one of these, so that he'll be his HookerWithAHeartOfGold love interest's only client.
* Film/JamesBond, at least when played by Creator/RogerMoore.
* Grp. Cpt. Lionel Mandrake, one of the characters played by Creator/PeterSellers in ''Film/DrStrangelove''
* The Mercedez Benz team in ''Film/TheGumballRally'', played by J. Pat O'Malley and Vaugn Taylor.
--> '''Andy [=McAllister=]:''' Sedately Barney, as befits our years and station in life.
--> [Barney squeals tires as they leave the parking lot]
* Music/TheBeatles encounter one during their train ride in ''Film/AHardDaysNight''.
-->'''John:''' Knock it off, Paul, you can't win with his sort. After all, it's his train, isn't it, Mister?
-->'''Man:''' And don't take that tone with me, young man. I fought the war for your sort.
-->'''Ringo:''' I bet you're sorry you won.
* Mr. Banks from ''Film/MaryPoppins''. At least, until Mary's message gets through.
* Pickering from ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is very much a gentleman.
* In ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'', a German officer walks up to the beleaguered British paratroopers under a flag of truce, and says "Be reasonable, gentlemen. Things cannot carry on like this. We need to discuss surrender terms." A British officer spurns him with contempt. "Absolutely not! We simply do not have the facilities to take you all prisoner!"
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* Sometimes modern American and British forum posters poke fun at [[UsefulNotes/TheWestCountry the more conservative]] [[UsefulNotes/TheMidlands parts]] of the Isles by making them [[FishOutOfTemporalWater exaggeratedly conservative]], like in the following joke:
-> '''Things to do after buying yourself a classic Triumph:'''
-->''Grow and wax a mustache.''
-->''Drive the Triumph to a poorly lit, dark-wood-paneled private club in Kensingtonworthshire or North Haddockbrooktonworth.''
-->''At the private club, sit in a deep leather chair and make pithy conversation with the other club members while using some kind of obscure tobacco product and sipping either tea or scotch.''
-->''Hold forth on a variety of topics, including the day's hunt, the newest radical in Parliament, hand-tooled shotguns, the laughably gauche Americans, the state of the Empire, and the relative merits of the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.''
* Or the following:
-->''Do you want to buy yourself a Rover? It comes with a flat cap, pipe and and a whippet.''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Sir Leigh Teabing from ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. [[spoiler: Not that it stopped him from being evil]] ''Tea''bing?
** "Teabing" is an anagram of "Baigent." The Authors of ''Holy Blood, Holy Grail'', Michael Baigent and Richard Liegh (notice anything?) sued Dan Brown for ripping off a theory presented in the afore-mentioned book by them for use in ''The Da Vinci Code.'' They lost.
* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, some hares fall underneath this classification, especially the ''Long Patrol.'' The author is British though, so this isn't as {{Flanderized}} as some other examples.
* The be-monocled Ronald (or Rupert) Literature/{{Psmith}} is a recurring character in the comedies of Creator/PGWodehouse. A refined gent of wit and eloquence: an eccentric of the first water. ([[MyNaymeIs The 'p' is silent]], as in 'pshrimp'.)
** In fact, just about any of the older male characters in Wodehouse's work fit this trope. Bertie Wooster, while still rather young in the books, is a perfect example.
* Literature/LordPeterWimsey from the Creator/DorothyLSayers books about him.
** And Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Carter Dickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.
* Captain Isambard Smith of the ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'' series of books by Toby Frost is placed neatly between this trope and Richard Literature/{{Sharpe}}, with a healthy dose of buffoonery thrown in for good measure.
* Although Literature/SherlockHolmes himself does not really fit this trope, a few of the supporting characters from his stories do, particularly the clients he takes among the upper classes (such as the Duke in "The Adventure of the Priory School").
* Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', of course. His favourite hangout is a gentlemen's club in London.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Bernard Fox also did this very well:
** Col. Rodney Crittendon on ''Series/HogansHeroes''
** Major Ross in the episode "Tea and Empathy" of ''Series/{{MASH}}''
** Major Bently Royce on ''Series/FTroop''
** Sub-Lieutenant Clivedon on ''McHalesNavy''
* Version from the UK itself: John Steed from ''Series/TheAvengers'', though only after the series was tweaked in an attempt to make it more appealing to American audiences.
* Giles and Wesley from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', and any number of visiting English watchers. Giles lampshades it right away:
-->'''Giles''': ...I'm a bit fuzzy, however, on the details. It may be that you can wrest some information from that dread machine.
-->[Everyone stares at him.]
-->'''Giles''': That was a bit... British, wasn't it?
-->'''Buffy''': Welcome to the New World.
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] was always noticeably British (or at least Anglophile) in his tastes and attitudes, but it's arguably the Eighth Doctor from the (American-made) MadeForTVMovie who comes closest to this trope ("He's... British." "Yes, I suppose I am!"). The Third Doctor also reveled in the trope.
** PeterDavison described the Doctor as being alien, but also an honorary Englishman, which is one of the reasons he settled on a cricket sweater as part of his attire; what could be more British than cricket?
* This was done quite a bit on Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir. For example, in one episode where Geoffrey's long-lost comes to visit (who claims that he has plans to attend Butler School) Carlton becomes fascinated to the point where he begins to imitate the British Gentleman stereotype, bowler hat, pip pips and all.
* Many sketches from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' parodied the stuffy British stereotype that their parents' generation more closely embodied.
* John Oliver (himself British) from the ''Series/TheDailyShow'' finds one in Britain [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-april-28-2011/royal-wedding-excitement-in-london while covering the royal wedding.]]
-->'''John Oliver:''' You are the most English thing I have ever seen.
* Johnathan Quayle Higgins in ''Series/MagnumPI''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/ProfessorElemental evokes one of these, with a mix of upper crust British accent, adventurer's outfit, Franchise/SherlockHolmes pipe and raps about tea and mad science experiments. Sometimes he plays the trope straight for humor, but on "I'm British" he both evokes and subverts it in pride of his culture and country.
** And mustn't forget his frenemy Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, though he dresses in a more 1920's version of the trope. The two used to have a "beef" in the form of a few dis songs ("A Piece of My Mind" and "Fighting Trousers"), but they seem to get along now.
* The Wayfarers: "Deck the Sheds" is based on the idea that an audience of these is being treated to [[LandDownUnder an Australian version]] of "Deck the Halls". At first they're enthusiastic about it, with lines like "Spiffing!" After it turns out the song has "Rip a bloody hugey, bonza mate!" instead of the traditional fa-la-la, they're...less wowed.
* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/WilliamRegal Lord Steven Regal/William Regal]]. While in WCW as Lord Steven, he had a manager/valet in 1995-1996 who was even named ''[[TheJeeves Jeeves]]''.
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} has featured Jervis Cottonbelly, who wears a derby, walks with a cane and is very polite and elegant. He also has a mustache, though in his case it's drawn on his mask.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'''s Evelyn Oakleigh. Or ''Sir'' Evelyn Oakleigh, in the 1962 version. Or LORD Evelyn Oakleigh in the 1987 version.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* The last boss, Sir Richard Rose, in the 1991 side scrolling action game ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders''. His two lines of dialogue are "Cheerio, old chap!" and "I say, bit of bad luck."
* Franchise/ProfessorLayton:
** Layton is actually fairly tame... but he ''is'' very polite and smart, and he ''does'' love his tea. He also stresses -- frequently -- the correct behavior expected of a gentleman.
** Luke covers the areas of Britishness that Layton can't as well.
* ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'':
** Taken to comical extremes with monocle-wearing, mustache-bearing, tea-guzzling AdventurerArchaeologist protagonist. When he drinks tea, he summons a giant robot to help him. Yep, this is a Western WidgetSeries, all right... The voice natter that accompanies his dialogue is literally ''nothing but'' an endless series of 'pip-pip, cheerio'-style sounds. [[SpeakingSimlish No words]], just raw unadulterated Britishness. The rest of the cast encompasses the various variations on this trope; his archnemesis, for instance, is a {{Steampunk}} Willy Wonka lookalike who uses a giant mechanical top hat as his vehicle.
** Henry's sidekick has three legible words in his voice natter. ''The words are "guv'na", "righto" and "jimeney".'' The game doesn't just embrace the trope, it dances a waltz with it.
* Kolorado, the AdventurerArchaeologist in ''VideoGame/PaperMario.''
* Captain Ash, from the ''VideoGame/{{Timesplitters}}'' series.
* The ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series has two (of its three male British characters in the series; Birdie is more of a stereotypical British punk): Eagle from the the original ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', some ports of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' is a man wearing a dress shirt and suspenders with a moustache who attacks with two clubs. Dudley from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' wears a similar costume except with a bow tie and boxing gloves. He is very much like a mixture of Eagle and Balrog in that he is a gentlemanly Brit, but is also a black boxer. With his curly moustache and neat hair, he is definitely the more stereotypical of the two...and he can also somehow [[SpotOfTea drink tea]] while wearing boxing gloves.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom the Magnificent Bastard is here to educate all of you heathens in the proper manner of wearing trousers, drinking tea, debating, and shooting off overpowered flintlock rifles. His clothing and armor, however, are more Spanish in style.
* Major Zero in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series is a slightly less blatant example, only hitting a few of the above traits. [[spoiler: Subverted, ironically, when he becomes the leader of the Patriots.]]
* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.
* Carl Clover and Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* The titular character from ''VideoGame/TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'' isn't a nice version of these. He always wants something for himself and do whatever whatever he needs, even at the expense of others. He gets better.
* Arlon the Serene from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', complete with mustache and monocle.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has the champion Cho'Gath, The Terror of the Void. This horrific monstrosity has a skin that turns him into this. Gentleman Cho'Gath has a top hat, monocle, and a high-class British accent.
* ''VideoGame/FossilFighters: Champions'' has Professor Scatterly, who seems determined to out-British anyone who tries to British his way. (He even sneaks in a few [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch naughty British words.]]) There's also Rupert, who, while preteen, is on his way to being this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has Sir Hammerlock, a comically anachronistic GentlemanAdventurer.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot Pintsize from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=412 behaves like this]] when he changes his locale configuration to British.
* Leo's father seems to be one of these in Webcomic/VGCats. BOLLY!
* Twisp in the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strips. A version that only says one word at a time.
* The Englishman from [[http://www.wigu.com/overcompensating/2005/06/englishman.html "Overcompensating"]] is a parody in this vein of the creator of ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'', John Allison.
* Sir Reginald Vladimir Gregory Maximilian Postumus Augustus Alexander Nicholas Derby III, known to his friends as Smic, from [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com Jayden and Crusader]] fits the bill. He's a Quintessential British Gentleman if crossed with [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com/2007/11/23/2007-11-23/ The Doctor]] and a [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com/2008/10/06/kill-anteaters/ Mad Scientist]]
* England from Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld. [[SarcasmMode BIG suprise]].
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses MikeJ]]
* Parodied/deconstructed with ''{{Englishman}}'', who is in some ways the stereotypical British gentleman as imagined by Americans (he lives in the USA, and [[TheyFightCrime fights crime]]), but the series is written by two Britons. Also, he embodies the darker side of the British upper classes as well, cheerfully trading in slaves, shooting foreigners and so on.
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: Fey's magic tutor Sir Wallace Westmont, who's virtually a ShoutOut to John Steed, down to the bowler and accent. He even has an ActionGirl accompanying him to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]].
* WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'s take on LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast whose accent is so exaggerated it seems fake. "Even ''British'' people are saying 'I can't believe how British this guy sounds'."
* [[HellfireCommentaries NTom64 of Hellfire Commentaries]], as described in the page quote above, is basically MADE of this trope.
* The Dark Id's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/RE4/chapter14.html makes El Gigante]] (a mindless giant) into one of these, complete with a photoshopped monocle.
** Also done with the [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/RECV/chapter20.html zombie]] of [[spoiler:Alexander Ashford]] in the LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''.
* Played with in the bizarre [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWQoK506xkQ "Leg Peeing"]] sketch by The Whitest Kids You Know.
* National Cynical Network's "Chap in the Hood" series. A toned-down example, possibly because it was recorded around 4:20.
* [[http://www.thechap.net/ "The Chap"]] Magazine is dedicated to these people.
* Mr. Green online casino has a series of videos dedicated to this. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2IAQEgJ_tI Here's the first one.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/adamzonetopmarks "GameChap and Bertie"]] of Website/YouTube fame play off this trope.
* The personality of [[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass Grimlock]] is based on this trope; it was originally a one-shot April Fool's joke, but ended up so popular that it was {{Defictionalized}} in-universe, wot.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ferb's grandpa on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', albeit with that show, it's more like a parody of the stereotype than anything else.
** Lawrence Fletcher (Ferb's dad) has this to say on the trope in the episode "Just Desserts" (while exaggerating his accent):
--->"Oh yes, and I'm British, so you think I'm supposed to like bird-watching. Ooh, I'm British, so I'll be in the conservatory with a cup of tea and a crumpet! I'm saying that, ironically, but actually, that sounds quite good. So, I'm going to do that. Ta!"
* Every non-real-life-celebrity British character on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Props for also depicting their very real pervy side, though.
** Notably taken UpToEleven with ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' employees in "Brian Goes Back To College" through covering pretty much every variety of this trope in a matter of seconds:
-->'''Wellesley Shepherdson:''' ...and this is our writer's lounge where you'll meet some of our contributors: Fielding Wellingtonsworth.
-->'''Wellingtonsworth:''' ''[sipping tea from teacup and saucer]'' Hello.
-->'''Shepherdson:''' Livingston Winstofford.
-->'''Winstofford:''' ''[lights a cigar, wears a monocle, has a large mustache]'' Yes?
-->'''Shepherdson:''' Amelia Bedford-Furthington-Chesterhill.
-->'''Chesterhill:''' ''[smoking a cigarette in a long holder, swills brandy in snifter]'' Good day.
-->'''Shepherdson:''' And James William Bottomtooth.
-->'''Bottomtooth:''' ''[has comical underbite, terrible teeth, speaks unintelligibly]''
* Lord Monty Fisk from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fits the trope to a T in his first appearance before his FaceHeelTurn.
* Mr. Herriman from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has a top hat, monocle AND a mustache. However, being imaginary, he's not really British.
* Anti-Cosmo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' speaks in a BritishAccent, is intellectual, wears a monocle and derby hat, and loves sipping tea. Of course, being an anti-fairy, he's not British. Plus he's doing things ForTheEvulz.
* Lord Chumley in the ''Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne'' episode "Prime Target". He even has his own [[TheJeeves Butler]].
-->"I say, Dinsmore, may I have some tea?"
* The titular star of ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The character Fancypants in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite "Sweet and Elite"]]. While all of the other upper-class ponies in Canterlot appear to be snobby and elitist, he is revealed to be a very kind, and polite gentleman. He even appreciates Rarity's less-than-fancy friends and the simplistic dress that she made for Twilight Sparkle.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/StephenFry is often placed in this trope in people's minds, something he admits to willingly going along with
-->'''Fry:''' ...it fits my self image, or at least that image others have of me that I have rather weak-mindedly allowed to become my self image.
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