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* Surprisingly enough, this trope is often subverted when two ethnic segregationists of different kinds cross paths. Then again, considering that they do have a mutual goal of keeping the races separate - as well as a common nemesis with racial integrationists - is it really that surprising?[[/folder]]

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* Surprisingly enough, this trope is often subverted when two ethnic racial segregationists of different kinds cross paths. Then again, considering that they do have a mutual goal of keeping the races separate - as well as a common nemesis with racial integrationists - is it really that surprising?[[/folder]]


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[[/folder]]* Surprisingly enough, this trope is often subverted when two ethnic segregationists of different kinds cross paths. Then again, considering that they do have a mutual goal of keeping the races separate - as well as a common nemesis with racial integrationists - is it really that surprising?[[/folder]]


* The meeting of the very segregationist Lester Maddox and the very Black Power Jim Brown on a 1970 episode of ''The Dick Cavett Show''. Throw CampGay Truman Capote into the mix and you have a hell of a night of television.

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* The meeting of the very segregationist Lester Maddox and the very Black Power Jim Brown on a 1970 episode of ''The Dick Cavett Show''. Throw CampGay Truman Capote Creator/TrumanCapote into the mix and you have a hell of a night of television.



* ''Series/TheDailyShow'', once upon a time, had Creator/StephenColbert and [[Series/TheOfficeUS Steve Carell]] as correspondents. They did a segment called "Even Stevphen" that had them basically take polar opposite views on everything. "Yes!" -- "No!" -- "Yeeeeeeessss!"

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'', once upon a time, had Creator/StephenColbert and [[Series/TheOfficeUS Steve Carell]] Creator/SteveCarell as correspondents. They did a segment called "Even Stevphen" that had them basically take polar opposite views on everything. "Yes!" -- "No!" -- "Yeeeeeeessss!"



--->'''Adam Sandler:''' Shut up, you whale-eating moron!

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--->'''Adam Sandler:''' --->'''Creator/AdamSandler:''' Shut up, you whale-eating moron!



** "Count/Pointercount": SNL's parody of the above-mentioned "Point/Counterpoint". Jane Curtin would usually go first, with Dan Aykroyd leading off his rebuttal with "Jane, you ignorant slut!"

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** "Count/Pointercount": SNL's parody of the above-mentioned "Point/Counterpoint". Jane Curtin would usually go first, with Dan Aykroyd Creator/DanAykroyd leading off his rebuttal with "Jane, you ignorant slut!"



* Used by [[SociopathicHero Anansi the spider]] in an African folktale. Anansi owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Anansi would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Anansi ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.

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* Used by [[SociopathicHero Anansi the spider]] in an [[Myth/AfricanMythology African folktale.folktale]]. Anansi owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Anansi would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Anansi ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.


* Used by [[SociopathicHero Ananse the spider]] in an African folktale. Ananse owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Ananse would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Ananse ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.

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* Used by [[SociopathicHero Ananse Anansi the spider]] in an African folktale. Ananse Anansi owed debts to all the other animals in the jungle, so he secretly arranged to meet with them one at a time. But this was a lie: while one animal was seated in his parlor waiting for the debt settlement to begin, Ananse Anansi would keep bringing in an animal that was the natural predator of the one already there, knowing full well that the former would kill and eat the latter. He kept doing this, working his way up through the food chain, until only two of his creditors were left - a lion and a leopard who were equally matched as carnivores. So Ananse Anansi ambushed and killed them both while they were fighting each other, and in this way managed to cancel out all his debts with relatively little blood on his own hands.


* A BBC drama dealing with far-right skinheads saw a British ultra-rightist joining a like-minded German group for a time. the English stormtrooper had no problems with beating up Turks as, hey, they're like Asians, right? But things came unstuck when the Englishman had issues about beating up Poles. To him, they're white men just like us. To his hosts, who saw a Slavonic untermensch, this was heresy, and argument ensued as to whose bigotry was the correct one.

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* A BBC drama dealing with far-right skinheads saw a British ultra-rightist joining a like-minded German group for a time. the The English stormtrooper had no problems with beating up Turks as, hey, they're like like, Asians, right? But things came unstuck when the Englishman had issues about beating up Poles. To him, they're white men just like us.him. To his hosts, who saw a Slavonic untermensch, this was heresy, and argument ensued as to whose bigotry was the correct one.

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->''"You get it? They did that so there'd be arguments!"''
-->-- '''{{Series/Harry Hill|sTVBurp}}''', reviewing an episode of ''Holiday Showdown'' in which an English, Welsh-hating family have to share their vacation with a Welsh, England-hating family

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* A real life example happened in 2011 when the Westboro Baptist Church, known for their anti-homosexuality protests aimed at pretty much everything decided to picket outside Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. The counter-protestors they faced? '''[[https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/139987 The Ku Klux Klan]].'''


** SNL had a sketch called "[=The Blame Game=]" which pitted a white racist and a black racist against each other in a game show. To top it off, the game show girl acted like a StrawFeminist by demanding that the host not patronize her by calling her "honey", prompting him and the other two men to snark, "Jeez, what a bitch. What's her problem?", "She's probably not getting any", "Either that, or PMS", proving them all to be sexist as well.

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** SNL had a sketch called "[=The Blame Game=]" which pitted a white racist and a black racist against each other in a game show. To top it off, it turned into "StrawFeminist vs. Sexist" when the game show girl acted like a StrawFeminist by demanding angrily demanded that the host not patronize her by calling her "honey", prompting him and the other two men to snark, "Jeez, what a bitch. What's her problem?", "She's probably not getting any", "Either that, or PMS", proving them all to be sexist as well.PMS".


** SNL had a sketch called "[=The Blame Game=]" which pitted a white racist and a black racist against each other in a game show. To top it off, when the game show girl demanded that the host not patronize her by calling her "honey", he, along with the other two men snarked, "What a bitch", "What's her problem?", "She's either not getting any, or it's PMS", proving them all to be sexist as well.

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** SNL had a sketch called "[=The Blame Game=]" which pitted a white racist and a black racist against each other in a game show. To top it off, when the game show girl demanded acted like a StrawFeminist by demanding that the host not patronize her by calling her "honey", he, along with "honey", prompting him and the other two men snarked, "What to snark, "Jeez, what a bitch", "What's bitch. What's her problem?", "She's either probably not getting any, any", "Either that, or it's PMS", proving them all to be sexist as well.


* A curious case happened on ''Gran Hermano'', the Spanish version of ''Series/BigBrother''. They brought a white transsexual and a black Muslim as [[TokenMinority Token Minorities]] without knowing (or so they say) that the {{transsexual}} was racist and the Muslim was transphobic.

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* A curious case happened on ''Gran Hermano'', the Spanish version of ''Series/BigBrother''. They brought a white transsexual transgender person and a black Muslim as [[TokenMinority Token Minorities]] without knowing (or so they say) that the {{transsexual}} {{transgender}} person was racist and the Muslim was transphobic.


* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', bigoted white guy Archie Bunker got a new neighbor in the form of George Jefferson (who would later star in the SpinOff ''TheJeffersons'') who is a bigoted black guy who couldn't stand Whitey. They had the [[NotSoDifferent same repulsed reaction]] upon meeting the interracial (white man, black woman) parents of Jenny, George's soon-to-be daughter-in-law, leading them to commiserate "What's the world coming to?"

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* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', bigoted white guy Archie Bunker got a new neighbor in the form of George Jefferson (who would later star in the SpinOff ''TheJeffersons'') ''Series/TheJeffersons'') who is a bigoted black guy who couldn't stand Whitey. They had the [[NotSoDifferent same repulsed reaction]] upon meeting the interracial (white man, black woman) parents of Jenny, George's soon-to-be daughter-in-law, leading them to commiserate "What's the world coming to?"


* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Hayley and Stan. Sometimes resolutions will come when it's time to toss out [[MoralOfTheStory a moral]] (or BrokenMoral, whichever is closer to plot).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Hayley and Stan. Sometimes resolutions will come when it's time to toss out [[MoralOfTheStory a moral]] (or BrokenMoral, BrokenAesop, whichever is closer to plot).



** "Count/Pointercount": SNL's parody of the above-mentioned "Point/Counterpoint". Jane Curtin would usually go first, with Dan Ackroyd leading off his rebuttal with "Jane, you ignorant slut!"

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** "Count/Pointercount": SNL's parody of the above-mentioned "Point/Counterpoint". Jane Curtin would usually go first, with Dan Ackroyd Aykroyd leading off his rebuttal with "Jane, you ignorant slut!"


* The two mayoral candidates featured in the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Star-Spangled Banter". The female candidate supported by Grace opens by announcing how nice it is to see so many white faces attending her fundraiser, while the gay candidate favored by Will on a rant about things like driving all of the homeless out of the city, and keeping women in the home.

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* The two mayoral candidates featured in the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Star-Spangled Banter". The female candidate supported by Grace opens by announcing how nice it is to see so many white faces attending her fundraiser, while the gay candidate favored by Will on a rant ranted about things like driving all of the homeless out of the city, city and keeping women in the home.


For instance, if a liberal and conservative are paired together, the liberal will be a [[AnythingThatMoves pansexual]], peace-loving to the point of StupidGood, vegan hippie anarchist with a penchant for wild conspiracy theories, and the conservative will be a rich, homophobic, {{Fundamentalist}} Christian with a thick country accent [[TheUnfettered who thinks]] [[KnightTemplar the U.S. should blow up Iran]]. This ensures (hopefully) there will be lots and lots of HamToHamCombat, but also that there is no one on the show a more balanced person could relate to.

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For instance, if a liberal and conservative are paired together, the liberal will be a [[AnythingThatMoves pansexual]], peace-loving to the point of StupidGood, vegan hippie anarchist with a penchant for wild conspiracy theories, and the conservative will be a rich, homophobic, {{Fundamentalist}} Christian with a thick [[DeepSouth country accent accent]] [[TheUnfettered who thinks]] [[KnightTemplar the U.S. should blow up Iran]]. This ensures (hopefully) there will be lots and lots of HamToHamCombat, but also that there is no one on the show a more balanced person could relate to.



* ''Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy'' is a ''Series/WifeSwap copy'' forces together people with opposing background and life-styles.

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* ''Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy'' is a ''Series/WifeSwap copy'' that forces together people with opposing background and life-styles.


* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views. They're the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.

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* In recent decades, cable news shows have been increasingly hosting loudly ranting panelists with inflammatory views. They're the kind of people who would ''never'' have been allowed on the air on the major networks in the past, even during the Fairness Doctrine era especially if these loud guests hold views opposite to most viewers or to the news program itself (if said program has a sociopolitical agenda). At its worst, this setup leads to the "discussion" devolving into a shouting match or even name-calling, giving the lie to the notion that the program is merely "being fair and allowing all views to be expressed." An arguable low point was when Michelle Malkin, guest-hosting ''TheOReillyFactor'', ''Series/TheOReillyFactor'', brought some loud-mouthed members of the New Black Panther Party on as guests, apparently just to see what would happen. Malkin and the Panther spokesman ended up calling each other whores.

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