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The trope is named for Creator/NormMacDonald's punchline during his "Weekend Update" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', which he'd go out of his way to include. Creator/DavidHasselhoff, the ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actor/producer, who was popular in Germany for his work as a singer in the late 1980s/early 1990s, particularly for being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, which was being in Berlin at the fall of the wall promoting his new album via a concert tour, which included a popular song he had changed to be about peace and togetherness; he has had seven albums go platinum there. (His popularity has since waned, however, though Dirk Nowitzki, flag-bearer for Germany in the 2008 Summer Olympics and NBA star, claims he hums Hasselhoff songs at the free throw line)

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The trope is named for Creator/NormMacDonald's punchline during his "Weekend Update" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', which he'd go out of his way to include. Creator/DavidHasselhoff, the ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actor/producer, who was popular in Germany for his work as a singer in the late 1980s/early 1990s, particularly for being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, which was being in Berlin at the fall of the wall promoting his new album via a concert tour, which included a popular song he had changed to be about peace and togetherness; he has had seven albums go platinum there. (His It's also the case that Germans in particular tend to be positively disposed towards anyone with a German name; for example at one time they were very big on English crooner Arnold Dorsey, who used the stage name Engelbert Humperdinck. (Hasselhoff's popularity has since waned, however, though Dirk Nowitzki, flag-bearer for Germany in the 2008 Summer Olympics and NBA star, claims he hums Hasselhoff songs at the free throw line)


Another variant of this trope is the joke that something is "big in Japan."


See also PeripheryDemographic, {{Japandering}} and CulturalCringe. AlienArtsAreAppreciated is the SpeculativeFiction version. MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales is this trope crossed over with ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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See also PeripheryDemographic, {{Japandering}} and CulturalCringe. AlienArtsAreAppreciated is the SpeculativeFiction version. MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales is this trope crossed over with ActuallyPrettyFunny.
ActuallyPrettyFunny. If this trope spreads to ''every other nation'', then it can overlap with the RealLife version of TakeOverTheWorld.

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** ''GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff/{{Pokemon}}''


The trope is named for Norm Macdonald's punchline during his "Weekend Update" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', which he'd go out of his way to include. Creator/DavidHasselhoff, the ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actor/producer, who was popular in Germany for his work as a singer in the late 1980s/early 1990s, particularly for being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, which was being in Berlin at the fall of the wall promoting his new album via a concert tour, which included a popular song he had changed to be about peace and togetherness; he has had seven albums go platinum there. (His popularity has since waned, however, though Dirk Nowitzki, flag-bearer for Germany in the 2008 Summer Olympics and NBA star, claims he hums Hasselhoff songs at the free throw line)

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The trope is named for Norm Macdonald's Creator/NormMacDonald's punchline during his "Weekend Update" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', which he'd go out of his way to include. Creator/DavidHasselhoff, the ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' actor/producer, who was popular in Germany for his work as a singer in the late 1980s/early 1990s, particularly for being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing, which was being in Berlin at the fall of the wall promoting his new album via a concert tour, which included a popular song he had changed to be about peace and togetherness; he has had seven albums go platinum there. (His popularity has since waned, however, though Dirk Nowitzki, flag-bearer for Germany in the 2008 Summer Olympics and NBA star, claims he hums Hasselhoff songs at the free throw line)


'''Creator/DonRosa:''' It feels like a gigantic practical joke, as if you all got together one day and whispered ”Let’s make him think he is famous”.

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'''Creator/DonRosa:''' It feels like a gigantic practical joke, as if you all got together one day and whispered ”Let’s "Let's make him think he is famous”.
famous".


%%->''"...Which once again proves my theory: Germans Love David Hasselhoff."''
%%-->-- '''Creator/NormMacdonald''', [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]


->''"...Which once again proves my theory: Germans Love David Hasselhoff."''
-->-- '''Creator/NormMacdonald''', [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]

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->''"...%%->''"...Which once again proves my theory: Germans Love David Hasselhoff."''
-->-- %%-->-- '''Creator/NormMacdonald''', [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]


Also known as '''Big in Japan'''. A version of the EnsembleDarkhorse, where interest in a character (or an entire work) is sparked by an audience well-divorced from the production source, particularly if the show is released in other countries. Places with [[ValuesDissonance different cultural baggage]] often hook onto different characters, whether or not these are the ones pushed by the story. This is even more of a gamble when one character's personality and motivations have a direct tie to the culture of origin.

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Also known as '''Big "Big in Japan'''.Japan". A version of the EnsembleDarkhorse, where interest in a character (or an entire work) is sparked by an audience well-divorced from the production source, particularly if the show is released in other countries. Places with [[ValuesDissonance different cultural baggage]] often hook onto different characters, whether or not these are the ones pushed by the story. This is even more of a gamble when one character's personality and motivations have a direct tie to the culture of origin.


->''"...Which once again proves my theory: Germans Love David Hasselhoff."''
-->-- '''Creator/NormMacdonald''', [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]



->''"...Which once again proves my theory: Germans Love David Hasselhoff."''
-->-- '''Creator/NormMacdonald''', [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]]

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->'''Swedish Interviewer:''' So how does it feel to go to all these countries in Europe and be treated as a Rock Star? \\
'''Creator/DonRosa:''' It feels like a gigantic practical joke, as if you all got together one day and whispered ”Let’s make him think he is famous”.


[[caption-width-right:227:He's American.]]

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[[caption-width-right:227:He's [[caption-width-right:227:[[DontExplainTheJoke He's American.]]
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[[caption-width-right:227:[[DontExplainTheJoke He's American.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:227:[[DontExplainTheJoke He's [[caption-width-right:227:He's American.]]]]
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In case you're wondering, the equivalent on the German translation of TV Tropes is "Americans Love Music/{{Rammstein}}".

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In case you're wondering, the equivalent on the German translation of TV Tropes is "Americans Love "[[De/AmerikanerLiebenRammstein Americans Love]] Music/{{Rammstein}}".


The opposite of AmericansHateTingle (where something that's popular in its home market becomes loathed abroad, usually by getting a particularly vehement and widespread Hatedom in one specific country) and the inversion of NeverAcceptedInHisHometown (where something is popular in any place other than its original country/city).

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The opposite of AmericansHateTingle (where something that's popular in its home market becomes loathed abroad, usually by getting a particularly vehement and widespread Hatedom in one specific country) and at once the SuperTrope ''and'' the inversion of NeverAcceptedInHisHometown (where something is popular in any place other than its original country/city).

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