Saturday, March 26, 2011

You ever notice?

On TV - cop shows, commercials, etc., are more likely to have a character with a British/Aussie accent than one with a Southern accent?

It's almost like there's stereotyping going on.

And, if you REALLY want to see some stereotyping, watch the Cold Case episode "The Red and the Blue", where the crew travels to Tennessee on a case. Lots of  references to boots and belt buckles to start off, then the stereotypes come flying in:

The Nashville Police Chief is called "Big Daddy", and, at one point, a girl says to her boyfriend "I know I can't offer what a city girl has to offer" (I almost spit my been on that one) 

Lots more, but you get the picture.

I never really liked that show in the first place, too "look how bad we were then, and how enlightened we are now", but that was the episode that pushed me over the edge.


Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

Well, Emily Procter's character in CSI Miami has a Southern accent, and when they flashed back to when she first came there, it was so thick and perky, that I wanted to hurl!

Rustmeister said...

Yeah, she does, doesn't she? Maybe it's because she's the gun nut. ;-)

Moogie P said...

Crikey! I do believe you've stumbled upon something!