Saturday, November 6, 2010

Asshole Cops and Southern Accents

Have you ever noticed that the bigger jerk a cop is on TV or a movie, the stronger his Southern drawl is? It doesn't matter if the cop is in Mississippi, New York City or Oregon. The asshole cop will most likely have a Southern accent. For example, in Rambo when the cop was trying to clean and shave Rambo, the cop had a strong Southern accent and capped off his sentences addressing Rambo with "boy."

Then on The Cable Guy, set in NYC, the cop who arrested Matthew Broderick, too, had a rich and authentic Southern accent. That guy, Charles Napier, was born in Kentucky and has been in notable films such as Rambo II, The Silence of the Lambs and The Blues Brothers.

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