Antnys Wrote:
Jul 06, 2012 7:40 PM
I do remember the old Warner Brother’s cartoons. They were somewhat violent, but most of the blatant stereotypes that 40’s audiences had found so funny had been censored out of them by the time I saw them on TV. The one exception was the character of Pepe LePew, who literally embodies the overt stereotype that the French are smelly and don't bathe -- he’s a skunk! Why is this? I always guessed this character persisted because anemic French immigration to US shores left too few French American descendants available to whine about him, rage about how disadvantaged the stereotype had made them, and demand government/FCC censorship and aid. French socialists sure do seem to need a lot of government intervention in their lives.