"Children in Britain are notoriously stupid and must attend schools."
"That's what I love about the British. Your talent for Understatement... that, and Python."
"Fog in the Channel, Continent Cut Off."
—A (possibly apocryphal) Victorian newspaper headline, neatly summing up Britain's view of the world.
"I don't want to go back to England. I can't suffer through the London Olympics — we're not prepared, Liz! Did you see the Beijing opening ceremonies? We don't have control over our people like that!"
— Wesley, 30 Rock
"What's Britain like? Uhh, s'alright... We've got, uh, Nectar Points. They're quite handy. Um... we've got understatement... We're tough on slogans, tough on the causes of slogans... We have strong prevailing south-westerly winds... 52% of our days are overcast, so as a nation we're infused with a wistful melancholy, but we remain a relentlessly chipper population prone to mild eccentricity, binge drinking and casual violence. Breakfast is served 7 til 9."
—Bill Bailey, Part Troll