There are so many hilarious things that Americans do in movies and TV shows which annoy non-Americans. Many people have tweeted about these American stereotypes that make you laugh. Here are 23 things Americans do in movies and TV shows that don’t make any sense to non-Americans.
1. Lol! This is soo true. Remember Emma Stone in the SNL?
Do Americans actually eat entire tubs of ice cream when they're sad or is that a movie thing
— Kdoodles (@QDtalksjunk) December 3, 2020
2. Accurate as hell. There are 27 states in Europe. Everyone says that they are going to Europe, but no one says where they are exactly going.
Why do Americans in movies always say they’re going to Europe? Europe is a big place, where the fuck are you going???
— Bryony 💃🏼 (@bmsmizzle) June 16, 2019
3. When it’s a breakfast scene, there will be pancakes on the table for sure! I don’t know, why?
do americans actually eat pancakes for breakfast every day or is that just me watching too many tv shows
— nuggy (@hoiranda) April 11, 2019
4. Definitely, summer camp is a frequent thing! But it is even more frequent in American movies and TV shows.
Do Americans really go to summer camp or is it just in the films
— holls (@thelightisjules) June 29, 2019
5. Exactly! After having six shots of whiskey, they will be like, “I’m normal” and falls asleep’. ROFL.
Do Americans really just go to bars and drink like 6 shots of whiskey and call it a night? That’s how Americans drink on tv and it’s weird af
— Sam (@arcuaria) January 26, 2019
6. In reality, football is one of the sports, just like every other sport in college.
Do Americans really take college football as seriously as they do in movies bc it's actually hilarious
— lauren (@221Lauren) June 21, 2019
7. Once I spelled my name to my English professor and asked for extra marks. Instead, she reduced my marks.
do americans really get marks on a test for spelling their name right or is that just something they say in the movies
— hannah (@professorhuIk) June 5, 2019
8. In my country, if someone leaves keys in their car, the car will be gone the next minute.
Do Americans really leave their keys in their cars or that's just the movies?
— Half Goddess, Half Hell (@Chubbae_Barbie) June 5, 2019
9. I think they follow the rule of ‘Eat breakfast like a king’.
do Americans really eat chicken and waffles? I thought it was just a joke in My Wife and Kids haha. Does it taste nice?
— Dana Okeke (@danaokeke) January 15, 2013
10. Some stranger climbs up to the rooftop to have a nice chat. Like really? Who does that in reality?
Do Americans actually just sit on the roof for a chat or is it just in films?
— ashleigh ♋️ (@ashlomnom) January 6, 2021
11. Many people are eager to know this! Why does it happen all the time? Isn’t it normal to have normal doors?
Why do Americans in tv shows always have swinging doors in their houses?
— Aoife McKinney 🐢 (@aoifemckinnney) May 28, 2019
12. I still wonder whether it is real bacon or just a showpiece.
How do Americans get their bacon so crispy? Or is this just in TV?
— Claire McAroe (@PurpleClaireth) May 22, 2019
13. Let’s normalize this.
do americans really say “question” before they ask a question or is that just in movies?🗿
— ava (@qtkyoo) June 10, 2020
14. I believe high school is the time to not take things too seriously.
do americans really take high school THAT seriously?? all these american movies make it out to be the defining point of your life
— a (@laurensb1tch) July 2, 2021
15. Seriously? Coffee at midnight? Of course, coffee is good but does that really happen?
why do americans in movies always go to diners in the middle of the night and knock back an entire jug of coffee. why are u drinking coffee at 1am
— lil leah 🇵🇸 (@lefraco) June 23, 2021
16. On point! I used to think what is the liquid topping on the popcorn in American movies & TV shows. The popcorn always looks so yellowish.
do americans really put liquid butter on their popcorn when going to the movies or is that just something you see on tv
— lilith (@santateresas) April 14, 2021
17. In school, we can find different types of people hanging out together. They are definitely not divided into groups like nerds, jocks, geeks, preps, punks, etc. That’s a high school stereotype!
do americans actually have groups like jocks and nerds at school like in the movies?
— 🏐 ♡ paris !! (@sshoyohinata) April 9, 2021
18. It is unbelievable to see parents send their kids to military schools in American movies & shows over a problem.
Do Americans really send their kids to military school when they "have problem with authority" or is it just a movie trope
— kolkhozwoman (@kolkhozwoman) April 5, 2021
19. The most common thing you will find in a brunch scene of American movies & TV shows is meatloaf.
Do americans actually eat meatloaf or is it just in the movies?
— mini🏳️🌈 ᵖᶦˢˢ (@ketamini__) March 24, 2021
20. Absolutely! School merch is still a dream for many.
do americans actually have like school merch or is that just the movies
— lozzles 🦕 (@binweevillie) February 18, 2021
21. Seriously! It works just because it’s a movie.
Do Americans really go to doctors and ask to be prescribed medication they saw advertised on TV?
Is this a thing that actually works?
— Tara RH (@tararsquared) May 18, 2021
22. It is an intense workout. I feel there are a lot more simple workouts.
do Americans actually have to climb a rope in gym class???? or is that just in movies??
— fearlessly, maisie (@evermorewhore13) March 29, 2021
23. Purchasing a fake id is a punishable offense. However, they can get away with it because it’s a movie.
Do Americans actually like purchase fake IDs or is that just a movie thing???? Confused
— gütterhag (@3dith_anne) February 19, 2020