Monday, November 10, 2008

Manuel from Fawlty Towers

In Tex[t]-Mex I argue that many of the stereotypes of Mexicans familiar and cherished in the United States are rehashed and refitted mash-ups of English takes on Spaniards. Eduardo Santacruz passed me this YouTube video of "Manuel" from Fawlty Towers, which is a popular and well-known example of this view:

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