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>there's a bufoonish British character called "the major" who is old and fat, and dresses up in ceremonial military uniform all the time for comedic effect
>he talks like a World War II RAF pilot and constantly says things like "tally ho" and "for queen and country!"
How did this become such a common archetype?
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>>64546483
I 'get' this, it's formed a connection in my brain, but I can't think of a single example.
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>>64546544
Fawlty Towers, character is literally called Major
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>>64546544
The guy from the Mummy is the first that comes to mind.
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>arrogant British character calls Americans "colonials" and acts as if they are unsophisticated
>he is just there for the American protagonist to "prove himself" to at the end to thunderous roaring and clapping in American theaters
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>>64546483
American national stereotypes mostly emerged during WW2.
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>>64546483

Fuck you, SOAP was amazing tv.
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>>64546650
Those characters are a great insight into the mind of Americans. They feel the need to prove themselves to their "father".

A massive chip on their shoulder.
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>>64546783
>international daddy issues
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>British character has awful teeth
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>>64546544
Does the guy from Jumanji count?
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