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Comic #2525

1 {scene: A Berlin street at night}
1 Ginny: It's interesting that a Berlin theatre company would choose to perform a play by a foreigner like Shakespeare.
2 Erwin: Foreigner? But this play is being performed in die original German.
3 Ginny: Shakespeare in German? Don't be silly, Erwin.
4 Ginny: Everyone knows Shakespeare is best in the original Russian.

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I thought for sure there'd be an entry on TV Tropes about this trope: The ethnic (or space ethnic) character who, all common wisdom to the contrary, insists that some cultural icon is actually a native of their own culture. There are a couple of examples from Star Trek alone:

But search as I might, I couldn't find a trope for this. (Of course now I expect there to be a proposal to create one within a few minutes of this comic going live...)

EDIT: Heh, whaddya know?

2023-11-21 Rerun commentary: That streetlight effect is a bit extreme, though pretty effective.

Unfortunately you can see a shadow cast by the light pole on the wall behind them. I guess there's another light source across the street.

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