Americans have long been exporting their pop culture to the world. With TV shows and movies being among the most consumed global American exports, it's no surprise that US actors and directors are recognized all around the globe. However, for all of us non-Americans out there, sometimes the silver screens get us all dazed and confused. Do American people really drink from those red plastic cups at parties? Do they really wear shoes inside their houses? Is homecoming really such a big thing as movies make it out to be?

But we're gonna need a true expert's opinion on the matter—our Bored Panda readers living in the US! So scroll down below to read all the questions that people had about the things they saw on TV and feel free to share your answers!

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221Lauren Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
10 months ago

Living in a college town I can attest that yes they do. It's all anyone talks about, and the traffic jams are awful. High school football here is just as bad.

Connie Martin
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm afraid the impact on high school players is worse. The parents are just as rabid but the kids are younger and even more emotionally susceptible to pressure.

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Well, I Tried
Community Member
10 months ago

It annoys me how people can get into college for being good at sports. I just think it's unfair for people who have tried so hard to get into college for academic reasons and studied hard for tests and someone can just get in for being able to throw a football

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
10 months ago

Welcome to America, where entertainment and pleasure is more important than literally anything else

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Colin L
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes... the fans are real. If only the colleges would pay the professors half as well as the coaches, I would be set for life.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
10 months ago

Full name is unfortunately right. You also see it in high schools. You’d be amazed how many parents are really into their kids and sports even at a young age and the money they raise and the effort they put into it. Also band funding.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

You would not believe how seriously this is taken in the South!

Erin
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes. Football is serious business. Even high school football is serious business.

Amazon QT
Community Member
10 months ago

I hate any kind of football... it’s a brutal unnecessary sport! 🤮

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

Unfortunately, yes. I've lived here my whole life and don't get the appeal.

Eli
Community Member
10 months ago

I actually think this is a global thing, just with different sports. South African here, who greatly dislikes rugby (I know, don't kill me, it was my high school's fault) and you should see our whole town during rugby season. Other parts of the country it's soccer (football). Or cricket, though I struggle to understand how anything as drawn out as that could cause the hype. (I have two professional action cricket players in the family who would kill me if they knew I thought that...)

Tim Douglass
Community Member
10 months ago

Ever watch the World Cup? Yeah, we're pretty crazy about sports, but so is the rest of the world, just different ones.

Mona Khadra
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm American and I dislike all football.

KT Pinto
Community Member
10 months ago

All sports, not just college football. And there's nothing wrong with it. Just like many Spanish cultures like soccer and British like Rugby. -shrug-

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
10 months ago

Have you been in a tavern or pub and watched the packed-in locals scream at a tiny tv set that is playing the national soccer game? Same.

Shart
Community Member
10 months ago

Just like europeans take football seriously

Foock Auff
Community Member
10 months ago

Upvote for the username

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kat lia
Community Member
10 months ago

Living here for more than 10 yrs, yes they are crazy about it.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't. I don't follow sports.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
10 months ago

If only the world knew the truth about college football, what a racket it is, and how players are exploited for revenue and not paid. As for hoopla, take a league rugby match and add thousands of underage drunks: they destroy when they celebrate and destroy when they're angry over loss.

Beth Arriaga
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes. You will meet rabid, crazed College football fans - and then learn they never even went to school there! The state of Alabama is a great example: they root for Univ of Alabama or Auburn fanatically yet a huge percentage never attended classes at either !

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
10 months ago

Of COURSE we do!! Ummm those who have an interest - then there are those like me who couldn't possibly care less.

Cindy Snow
Community Member
10 months ago

You mean like soccer?

Cindy Snow
Community Member
10 months ago

You mean like...soccer?

Carrie Roettger
Community Member
10 months ago

Living in Texas I can tell you ALL football is taken that seriously from Pee-Wee to pro.

Susan Riley
Community Member
10 months ago

Most Americans, I suppose, love football. I hate it and so does my husband.

James Gallegos
Community Member
10 months ago

Umm really? What about other countries that are die hard over rugby and soccer? Ya'll either trample each other or start riots if your team is not winning.

Felix Utterback
Community Member
10 months ago

My family does

Crazycube
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Yes they do but I don't watch football myself I've seen people get into fights over it

Randy Roberts
Community Member
10 months ago

No I love NFL football but I don't care about college at all. The players only play in a school on the average 2 years, so it's impossible to keep track of all the players.

Joyce Berman
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm a big fan of college football - much more fun to watch than the pros to me.

vita ariztegui
Community Member
10 months ago

Football? do they play with their FEET? I see them running ball in hand. Football is another sport.

I Just Changed My Name
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, yes we do.

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
10 months ago

Depends on the locale. If they have pro teams, not so much. If they don't have a pro team, they are a bunch of zealots about their collegiate sportsball.

Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
10 months ago

yes

Petri Häkkinen
Community Member
10 months ago

It's insane that the players, who often are fucked up for life, are actively prevented from making money while their coaches earn millions. Slave trade is doing fine in the NCAA.

Imma Letchoofinish
Community Member
10 months ago

yes

Mary Kelly
Community Member
10 months ago

yes, it is sad and tragic, and i am ashamed for my people

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
10 months ago

Seem to worship it.

Angela Vezdos
Community Member
10 months ago

Sadly, yes...and high school football as well.

Karon Sheffield
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh sweet Lord yes! High school and college!

Scott Shepard
Community Member
10 months ago

It depends on the school, and the city. In college towns, football is huge. At my school the major sports was basketball. The hype has a financial aspect. Keeping it exciting encourages alumni donations.

Tara Brooks
Community Member
10 months ago

Scary hilarious

Bev Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

Maybe in some parts of the U.S. but no one I know personally does. But then I live in Michigan and the Lions aren’t exactly known for their skill.

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Yes. From pee-wee leagues to high-school, college and NFL... We all get off work early on Fridays and pack into tiny stadiums to watch kids play. Then Saturdays are high school and college and NFL on Sundays and Thursday. In order to keep our pasports we are required to watch or attend 3 games a week.

DKS 001
Community Member
10 months ago

as an american: I am not a fan of sports in general, let alone college sports. And I live in a college town.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
10 months ago

It depends on the area of the country. It's mostly a southern thing, where they glorify even high school football and raise it to a cultish level.

Ivana
Community Member
10 months ago

Don't ever move to a college town. I live in Gainesville FL...football at UF is no laughing matter. All of my Saturday nights are ruined.

J. Kasilo
Community Member
10 months ago

Used to be in Jacksonville - I feel your pain! It is a strange obsession! But it is FUN!

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SAF saf
Community Member
10 months ago

Yeah we do actually, most of the USC football fans i know never even went to college let alone that school. It's pretty big here more so in the areas without an NFL team.

Carole Reid
Community Member
10 months ago

Soccer for the rest of the world. And taken very seriously.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
10 months ago

In the south it's crazy how seriously they take football. High School football is broadcast.

Emily Jefferson
Community Member
10 months ago

Typ

Sasha Ross
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes they do. But its no different then the football others play(soccer).Ive seen people get way more crazy in other countries.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
10 months ago

worse

Mommyofboth
Community Member
10 months ago

It's huge where I'm from. We don't have any pro teams though.

Karen Gavaletz
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, yes they do. Actually, it's worse in real life, sadly.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
10 months ago

unfortunately, yes. -Dr M, retired college professor (in whose classes the jocks rarely passed)

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

When I was dating and the guy met my family at Christmas or whenever, my uncle's would shake his hand and say "are you for Alabama or auburn". I had already coached them to say alabama. Everyone knows not to plan weddings or parties in a Saturday during football season. I couldn't care less about football.

Foock Auff
Community Member
10 months ago

Not everywhere, but if you grew up/go to school in the rural midwest YES.

Mimi M
Community Member
10 months ago

Not quite as seriously as Europeans take football (i.e., soccer).

Jaymi Leigh
Community Member
10 months ago

Sounds like Canada and our beloved hockey!

Chealseay Gist
Community Member
10 months ago

Unfortunately yes

Cdickson
Community Member
10 months ago

Approx.110 meters with end zones included. 94 without end zones.

Cdickson
Community Member
10 months ago

Oops. Forget that.Wrong article.

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J Rob
Community Member
10 months ago

Do Europeans really beat each other bloody and stampede at "football" matches b/c it is actually hilarious!

Jim Kang
Community Member
10 months ago

How is that any different than most other country's obsession with football(soccer)? It's not really. Not saying Americans aren't obsessed, I'm not really, but I've met many Europeans who were mad for football(soccer). Hey I'm not judging, whatever floats your boat, just don't judge us for the same thing.

Everybody Say love!
Community Member
10 months ago

Of course it's different. Europeans are fans of grown men playing professional football as a career, not children hoping they can run faster than their counterparts in order to secure a scholarship.

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M Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, it is ridiculous. Football is way out of hand even at the high school level, The worst part is it only benefits males.

April McMurphy
Community Member
10 months ago

It's true. Saturdays during college football season, people don't do anything but watch the games on TV.

Tanyard Park
Community Member
10 months ago

... and college basketball, baseball... Not so different than Europeans rooting for their local USSF team.

Pug Pug
Community Member
10 months ago

Do Europeans take university soccer as seriously as they do in the movies?

Jack Nimble
Community Member
10 months ago

Americans also apparently answer tweets that are posted on a website as if they are actually responding to the original tweet. You guys know that these people aren't getting your responses, right?

JJ Bentley
Community Member
10 months ago

YES!!! Especially here in Texas.

Amanda Rudnicki
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10 months ago

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Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
10 months ago

In some states. Others, not so much

Les Izmore
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10 months ago

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elfin
Community Member
10 months ago

Some do, some don't, much like many other human activity.

Henry Zhang
Community Member
10 months ago

Pretty much anything sports related is spot on, from belligerent little league fathers, to pro bowl coach meltdowns while chewing gum aggressively

Lady Laura
Community Member
10 months ago

We most certainly do!

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
10 months ago

Unlike a dignified European soccer match.

Nina
Community Member
10 months ago

University of Texas Longhorns fan here. It's a religion in the South.

Vanta Black
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10 months ago

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Tailgate party! Go Panthers! *downs half a Coors Light* I'm drunk... and Dan Marino can kiss my white naked ass...

CaptainDinosaur
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10 months ago

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Yes. Where I'm from it's college basket-ball, but people who NEVER attended the Universities in question will come to blows over it. Half the yanks on here will be able to guess where I live.

MammaG
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10 months ago

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We feel the same about your football.

Melene Majlovic
Community Member
10 months ago

Fair enough! At least "our" football actually IS a ball, that you kick with your feet ;-)

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#2

euricawithhope Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

It’s long.

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#3

PaigeImogenxx Report

Laura Land
Community Member
10 months ago

Mostly thatsv.

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angelvnte Report

Lavender Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

Nope.

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cereaImiIk Report

Why?
Community Member
10 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

kaya_lorne Report

N G
Community Member
10 months ago

I think they make smoothies out of the waste, so they can drink it later.

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#7

XXXX_G0LD Report

Nele H
Community Member
10 months ago

I am German and do this, too.

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#8

sIeepfordays Report

kitcats
Community Member
10 months ago

sadly

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#9

disposablefilms Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
10 months ago

I have seen this before, also hard boiled eggs being used, and high tech baby dolls that cry.

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#10

mynameisnotmac Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

gracieelaciee Report

N G
Community Member
10 months ago

...and do Americans always eat ready made salads from those clear disposable bowls?

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#12

benallenwf Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

We usually have a funeral at the mortuary or a church then we go to the cemetery where the chairs are set up for a few last words by a minister or priest. Only the close family sit and the rest stand.

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
10 months ago

I always wondered this as well, I tried it once and its hard to do for me for some reason.

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#14

RiverrunStately Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, I believe people do hang out in parking lots near bars more than any other store.

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#15

sam_pIant Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes. Here in this college town Homecoming is a major event. Vast crowds, insane traffic, blaring music.

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#16

Uhuras Report

MammaG
Community Member
10 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

taanapoop Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

If I’m giving directions to my house, I can say ‘turn 4 blocks after the fire station’ and they understand that.

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#18

KatieBelsey Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

I think they drink it because it’s so easy to carry their water with them. And yes, it can get expensive.

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#19

sIeepfordays Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Some people do have to s of throw pillows on their beds and on their sofas. I don’t.

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a_girl_probably Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

NeedsDirection Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

todorokidokie Report

Lavender Brown
Community Member
10 months ago

Yep. It's a real thing

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#23

libbybrwnlw Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

I had a lab partner in chemistry and biology in high school.

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#24

ThandekaMsane Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Well, now we use plastic bags donated free by the grocery stores usually.

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#25

tobesostyles Report

MammaG
Community Member
10 months ago

The stupid and vain do, yes. Vanity and egos here are out of control. Everyone thinks they're special or a celebrity.

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#26

danaokeke Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, some people do.

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#27

foreverqal Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, it’s called hot cocoa all the time. It’s written on the box too.

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Fkatiee Report

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Meatloaf is a delicious combination of hamburger and onions and some sort of thickening like dried oatmeal or bread. Usually catsup is poured on top before baking.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
10 months ago

maybe? I live in a place where seeing a taxi is pretty rare, so I wouldn't know.

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