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This is a list of common stereotypical characters in the world of drama, and is not an exhausive list. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List_of_stereotypical_characters_in_the_world_of_drama. ... In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified mental picture of an individual or group of people who share certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ...

  • In Western films, the villain typically wore black clothes, with a waxed moustache, whilst the hero dressed in white;
  • Florida is solely populated with the elderly.
  • Suburban life is totally quaint and perfect and eerily reminiscent of the life shown on sitcoms of the 1950's and 1960's.
  • The jolly Texan who wears a cowboy hat everywhere, even with a suit or a tuxedo;
  • The sophisticated, well mannered, Latin womanizer;
  • The lazy, cowardly, servile and/or uneducated Mexican, African American, Polynesian, etc;
  • The overweight Polynesian who likes to relax wearing a flower shirt;
  • The sinister German Oberst of World War II, plotting a scheme to foil Americans
  • The short-tempered, portly wrestler;
  • The ebonic-esque, slang talking, "yo"-saying, African-American
  • The "hard-boiled" or tough detective who dresses in a raincoat and fedora, drinking whiskey, smoking cigarettes and waiting for a case from a beautiful femme fatale or damsel in distress who enters in his office which has his name on the door
  • The calm yet dangerous Italian mobster;
  • The aging and clumsy absent-minded professor (sometimes speaking incoherently);
  • The black church congregation that screams and whose ladies wear wide-brimmed hats.
  • The wealthy old miser living a poor life to save money;
  • The demanding, often overweight, haughty opera singer.
  • The old sage who holds great powers beyond his physical appearance;
  • The ditzy, busty blonde woman ("brain-dead blonde");
  • All teenage girls being the Valley girl
    • Also: The attractive, blonde teenage cheerleader
    • Also: The popular, rich, mean-spirited teenage girl who all the geeks want
  • The cool black guy teaching the nerdy white guy how to be cool
    • Other stereotype: White people can't dance
  • The dowdy librarian (who becomes instantly attractive when she takes her glasses off and let her hair down);
  • The nerdy scientist (with black wiry-framed glasses, black bowtie, sometimes lab coat and speaking in technobabble);
  • The fat, unshaven geek or otaku who wears glasses, a ponytail and sloppy clothes with sandals (example of this: The Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons).
  • The peg-legged pirate with an eye patch, pegleg, hook, cutlass, and parrot, who's obsessed with finding a buried treasure, attacking ships with cannons and forcing prisoners to walk the plank;
  • The brave superhero with a cape, who tends to be a rip-off or a spoof of Superman or Batman;
  • The overexcited mad scientist with a messy hairdo and a lab coat (often based on Albert Einstein)(Example: Doc Brown in Back to the Future);
  • The sinister goth-like dark magic-using Dark Lord who has evil plans of world domination, who likes to engage in maniacal laughter and often complains about the incompetence of his henchmen;
  • The overweight, doughnut-eating cop who purposefully overlooks crimes;
  • The picky chef with his toque and piquant French accent;
  • The effeminate homosexual male who works as a hairdresser/fashion designer and talks with a lisp;
  • The man-hating butch lesbian who sees male chauvinism everywhere;
  • The peaceful, nature-loving Indian who always speaks in cryptic riddles;
  • The stoic, elderly Chinese who quotes Confucius;
  • The old Asian man who is an ace in martial arts and who instructs young heroes (see Elderly Martial Arts Master);
  • The inebriated Irish redhead man called Seamus wearing only green, in a pub;
  • The tight-fisted Scot;
  • The blond-haired "busty" Scandinavian woman;
  • The small Eskimo in a heavy snow outfit;
  • The exaggeratedly masculine Australian, often called Bruce, dressed into a khaki attire for trips into nature;
  • The stupid and brutal caveman wearing animal hides and armed with a wooden club;
  • The wise and otherworldly African-American or Native American who communicates in exaggeratedly philosophical conundra;
  • The demure, subservient Asian woman;
  • The Asian/Eastern mystic;
  • The greedy Jew with a hooked nose; (often as accountant, banker, law shark, loanshark, political puppetmaster, etc.)
  • The Muslim terrorist or thief leader wearing a turban and a long beard;
  • The Arabian knight armed with a scimitar and riding a flying carpet(Example:Aladdin) ;
  • The family-oriented, cheerful Mormon man with his many wives;
  • The green bald, antennaed and pointy-eared alien invader in a flying saucer who plans to destroy/conquer Earth and who asks the first human he can find: "Take us to your leader!" or "Greetings Earthlings, I come in peace.";
  • The uneducated hick (American) Southerner, a white trash redneck married to one of his relatives, playing the banjo in a rocking chair on the porch next to a rifle and with a big Confederate flag hanging in back of him;
  • The foul-mouthed U.S. Serviceman who is prone to engaging in domestic violence;
  • The Frenchman (often called Pierre or Jacques) with striped shirt, beret and holding a baguette or onions under his arm — see Onion Johnnie. He can be vulgar and never or rarely bathes;
  • The fat German wearing a green pair of lederhosen, a bowtie, and a jaunty hat with a feather, carrying a beer stein in one hand and a frankfurter in the other (or possibly an accordion), who may also yodel;
  • The smart, hardworking, quiet and shy Asian American — see Model minority;
  • The fat American sitting at McDonald's with a Big Mac;
  • The Italian chef with a large moustache who excels in making pizza or spaghetti;
  • The hook-nosed witch in a black dress and pointy hat, riding a broom; sometimes green-skinned and wearing striped stockings (Example: The Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.);
  • The rich, snobbish Englishman/woman, wearing a monocle (if male), smoking a pipe or drinking tea, with a butler;
  • The very pale-skinned henchman (not necessarily affected with albinism, though this is sometimes the case such as in the movie Foul Play) who dresses entirely in white - example: The Twins from The Matrix Reloaded;
  • The Comic relief;
  • The Geeky African-American kid who is either very smart (AJ from The Fairly OddParents) or very obnoxious (Steve Urkel)
  • The African-American who is overly fond of fried chicken, watermelon, and Kool-Aid.
  • The outrageously frugal Asian who tries to haggle on non-negotiable prices.
  • The elderly or Asians who drive far too slow with the turn signal continually on.
  • The hippie wearing bellbottoms, a bandana, sunglasses, and floral-themed clothing while smoking cannabis.

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stereotyped - Information from Reference.com (1200 words)
Stereotypes are common in the world of drama, where the term is often used as a form of dramatic shorthand for "stock character".
For example, the stereotypical devil is a red, impish character with horns, bifurcated tail, and a trident, whilst the stereotypical salesman is a slickly-dressed, fast-talking individual who cannot usually be trusted.
A Galleryblog on stereotypes A blog dedicated to the study of stereotypes in American mass culture; in particular, stereotypes of Latinas/os, Mexicans, and other Hispanic "types." The blog is a continuation of a discussion in Tex(t)-Mex --a University of Texas Press book (2007).
Stereotype . Enpsychlopedia (1026 words)
Stereotypes can be negative or positive, even for the same group: Black men are generally supposed to be good musicians and basketball-players, but at the same time seen as aggressive and likely to take and sell drugs.
Stereotypes are a generalization of characteristics; they reduce complexity, provide stability and also can offer opportunities to identify oneself with others.
In ethology, stereotyped behaviour or fixed action pattern is an innate, pre-programed response that is repeated when an animal is exposed to an environmental innate releasing mechanism.
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