'foreigners' in TV ads

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Thursday 26 August 2010 1.17pm
I thought the ad, though quite funny, for Mikado chocolate biscuits seemed a bit much though more sexist than racist, then came 'Juan Sheet' with his kitchen roll, and now there's a comedy Mexican in yet another ad. Is this all a bit xenophobic? I lived abroad for years and never saw TV ads which made fun of foreigners. Maybe it's an English thing?
Monday 30 August 2010 5.21pm
Mind Your Language

I think it's been ingrained for decades

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Your_Language#Students - just to clarify I'm not being rude to you)

...if you press it, they will come.
Wednesday 1 September 2010 4.22pm
No, I think a lot of countries doe this. We have it too back home in Switzerland (it might be also teh German channels as we watch both).

I think it is even worse they started to use a lot of English words in the ads and I am pretty sure a lot of people do not get it as in older generations it was not normal to learn English at school.
Thursday 2 September 2010 2.20pm
Am not receiving replies for some reason, but heartened to hear it's not just us. I know that many villains in American films and TV have English accents.
Thursday 2 September 2010 2.43pm
Ivanhoe wrote:
Mind Your Language
I think it's been ingrained for decades

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Your_Language#Students - just to clarify I'm not being rude to you)

I feel discriminated against - there is not a single cloggy on there!
Thursday 2 September 2010 3.45pm
Tattie wrote:
Ivanhoe wrote:
Mind Your Language
I think it's been ingrained for decades

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Your_Language#Students - just to clarify I'm not being rude to you)

I feel discriminated against - there is not a single cloggy on there!

Wouldn't make good TV though, would it? First off, the bright orange would have everyone adjusting the colour balance on their sets. And then no one would understand what the were saying because they'd be permastoned and have a mouth full of kroketten.

[Only joking, as Tattie will know. I have a huge respect for the Netherlands, and all who hunker down on her and try not to rock that reclaimed land back into the North Sea]

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 2 September 2010 5.30pm
Tattie, you need to watch some of the episodes of 'The Harry Enfield Show,' where he and Paul Whitehouse play a couple of Amsterdam cops on car patrol. Very funny.

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