One of the things that makes the Asterix series so much fun are the blatant cultural stereotypes. Most of the stuff is innocuous and we appreciate that the authors don’t bother trying to spare anyone of a bit of good old fashioned lampooning. The Romans almost always end up with the worst of it. They were the hated enemy after all. But Goscinny and Uderzo didn’t shy away from poking good-natured fun at the British. After all, they are cousins, aren’t they? Now how about a spot of hot water?
Who really discovered tea and brought it to England?
If the French had fathered the United States of America instead of the British, the distance between New York City and Los Angeles would be 4500 kilometers not 2800 miles.
Food! Glorious Food!
Go visit the Asterix in Britain review for more frolicking fun, wot!