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26th Nov '17 7:02:19 PM PaulA
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* Subverted in Sharyn [=McCrumb=]'s''[[Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun Zombies of the Gene Pool]]'', which is set in Tennessee. Jay Omega worries that he and his fellow professor-slash-girlfriend Marion have stumbled upon a diner like this. Then a big bearded man comes up to the table and starts intimidating Jay...until Marion tells him to knock it off. It turns out, the "redneck" is a Joyce scholar professor and a friend of Marion's who wanted to have a little fun at the expense of yet another "''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' sucker" as he puts it.

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Subverted in Sharyn [=McCrumb=]'s''[[Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun Zombies of the Gene Pool]]'', ''Literature/ZombiesOfTheGenePool'', which is set in Tennessee. Jay Omega worries that he and his fellow professor-slash-girlfriend Marion have stumbled upon a diner like this. Then a big bearded man comes up to the table and starts intimidating Jay...until Marion tells him to knock it off. It turns out, the "redneck" is a Joyce scholar professor and a friend of Marion's who wanted to have a little fun at the expense of yet another "''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' sucker" as he puts it.
27th Oct '17 5:50:33 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' sees the downfall of the decayed future United States, and one of the successor states if a reformed New Confederacy which invokes every stereotype relating to this trope. The protagonist is a Yankee, but visits the South and aids them in their battles against their home-grown DirtyCommunists.

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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' sees the downfall of the decayed future United States, and one of the successor states if is a reformed New Confederacy which invokes every stereotype relating to this trope. The protagonist is a Yankee, but visits the South and aids them in their battles against their home-grown DirtyCommunists.
27th Oct '17 5:50:03 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' sees the downfall of the decayed future United States, and one of the successor states if a reformed New Confederacy which invokes every stereotype relating to this trope. The protagonist is a Yankee, but visits the South and aids them in their battles against their home-grown DirtyCommunists.
17th Sep '17 11:04:05 PM PaulA
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* Music/TomLehrer, "[[http://members.aol.com/quentncree/lehrer/dixie.htm I Wanna Go Back to Dixie]]."

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* Music/TomLehrer, "[[http://members.aol.com/quentncree/lehrer/dixie.htm I Wanna Go Back to Dixie]]."Dixie]]", from ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', mixes parodies of sentimental songs about the South with satirical commentary on its racist tendencies.
-->''I wanna go back to Dixie\\
I wanna be a Dixie pixie\\
And eat corn pone till it's comin' outta my ears\\
I wanna talk with Southern gentlemen\\
And put that white sheet on again\\
I ain't seen one good lynchin' in years''
14th Sep '17 6:19:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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As an example; while pre-marital sexual encounters and casual one-night stands are common nowadays, sex is SeriousBusiness down there, with Southerners firmly believing in the golden rule of "marriage before sex"--or at least, "marriage before childbirth"--so do ''not'' try to knock up one of the local girls there, or you will [[ShotgunWedding be married to her for the rest of your life]] (Southerners are historically ''extremely'' averse to abortion and divorce--although since about the 1980s, the aversions to divorce and out-of-wedlock birth have dropped off, leading to some fairly high divorce rates and rates of out-of-wedlock childbearing). If the girl in question is a typical SouthernBelle or a [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]], you are a really lucky guy; but if she is not any of these but [[{{Gonk}} a hillbilly as bucktoothed as the rest of their family]] ([[RealityEnsues as in most of cases]]), you'll have to marry anyways; if you try to run away, it's quite possible that they'll maim/mutilate/kill you. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, really. Their honour-code demands it.]]

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As an example; while pre-marital sexual encounters and casual one-night stands are common nowadays, sex is SeriousBusiness down there, with Southerners firmly believing in the golden rule of "marriage before sex"--or at least, "marriage before childbirth"--so do ''not'' try to knock up one of the local girls there, or you will [[ShotgunWedding be married to her for the rest of your life]] (Southerners are historically ''extremely'' averse to abortion and divorce--although since about the 1980s, the aversions to divorce and out-of-wedlock birth have dropped off, leading to some fairly high divorce rates and rates of out-of-wedlock childbearing). If the girl in question is a typical SouthernBelle or a [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]], you are a really lucky guy; but if she is not any of these but [[{{Gonk}} a hillbilly as bucktoothed as the rest of their family]] ([[RealityEnsues as in most of cases]]), you'll have to marry anyways; if you try to run away, it's quite possible that they'll maim/mutilate/kill maim and/or kill you. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer [[HonorRelatedAbuse No, really. Their honour-code honor code demands it.]]
14th Sep '17 6:16:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Although the real mid-Southern and Southeastern United States has a far wider range of locales and settings, the Deep South as it appears on TV is usually one tiny rural town after another, separated by miles of farmland or steep, forested mountainsides. Its inhabitants always seem to be about fifty years behind the times, at least as far as social issues are concerned (or worse, stuck in the WildWest era and/or fighting the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar The Recent Un-Pleasantries]]).

If you're a [[BourgeoisBohemian liberal urbanite from one of the coasts]], then this is probably the last place on Earth you'd ever want to visit. Especially if you're an ethnic, religious, and/or [[HeteronormativeCrusader sexual]] minority. In fact, it ''will'' be the last place on Earth you'll ever go to if you piss off the locals, since everyone -- including the snarling, tobacco-chewing sheriff who glowered at you in the gas station -- is quite happy to make your godless, yuppie ass ''[[JailbirdOfPanama disappear]]'' if they take a dislike to your demeanor. The only people in the Deep South who don't carry guns are the [[AnAxeToGrind axe-]] or [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding]] {{serial killer}}s.

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Although the real mid-Southern and Southeastern United States has a far wider range of locales and settings, the Deep South as it appears on TV is usually one tiny rural town after another, separated by miles of farmland or steep, forested mountainsides. Its inhabitants always seem to be about fifty years behind the times, at least as far as social issues are concerned (or worse, stuck in the WildWest era and/or fighting the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar The Recent Un-Pleasantries]]).Unpleasantries]]).

If you're a [[BourgeoisBohemian liberal urbanite from one of the coasts]], then this is probably the last place on Earth you'd ever want to visit. Especially if you're you belong to an ethnic, religious, and/or [[HeteronormativeCrusader sexual]] sexual minority. In fact, it ''will'' be the last place on Earth you'll ever go to if you piss off the locals, since everyone -- including the snarling, tobacco-chewing sheriff who glowered at you in the gas station -- is quite happy to make your godless, yuppie ass ''[[JailbirdOfPanama disappear]]'' if they take a dislike to your demeanor. The only people in the Deep South who don't carry guns are the [[AnAxeToGrind axe-]] or [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding]] {{serial killer}}s.
28th Aug '17 7:37:09 PM karstovich2
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As an example; while pre-marital sexual encounters and casual one-night stands are common nowadays, sex is SeriousBusiness down there, with Southerners firmly believing in the golden rule of "marriage before sex"--or at least, "marriage before childbirth"--so do ''not'' try to knock up one of the local girls there, or you will [[ShotgunWedding be married to her for the rest of your life]] (Southerners are ''extremely'' averse to abortion and divorce). If the girl in question is a typical SouthernBelle or a [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]], you are a really lucky guy; but if she is not any of these but [[{{Gonk}} a hillbilly as bucktoothed as the rest of their family]] ([[RealityEnsues as in most of cases]]), you'll have to marry anyways; if you try to run away, it's quite possible that they'll maim/mutilate/kill you. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, really. Their honour-code demands it.]]

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As an example; while pre-marital sexual encounters and casual one-night stands are common nowadays, sex is SeriousBusiness down there, with Southerners firmly believing in the golden rule of "marriage before sex"--or at least, "marriage before childbirth"--so do ''not'' try to knock up one of the local girls there, or you will [[ShotgunWedding be married to her for the rest of your life]] (Southerners are historically ''extremely'' averse to abortion and divorce).divorce--although since about the 1980s, the aversions to divorce and out-of-wedlock birth have dropped off, leading to some fairly high divorce rates and rates of out-of-wedlock childbearing). If the girl in question is a typical SouthernBelle or a [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]], you are a really lucky guy; but if she is not any of these but [[{{Gonk}} a hillbilly as bucktoothed as the rest of their family]] ([[RealityEnsues as in most of cases]]), you'll have to marry anyways; if you try to run away, it's quite possible that they'll maim/mutilate/kill you. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, really. Their honour-code demands it.]]
11th Aug '17 9:17:54 PM Daedalis
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* The Sewell family of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are a SpaceWestern equivalent: a large family in an isolated, self-sufficient farmhouse far from civilization prone to fistfights both among themselves and against outsiders. They're also one-eyed and four-armed as a nod toward inbreeding stereotypes.
15th Jun '17 2:29:02 PM saintleki
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** It comes up yet again in "Lois Kills Stewie", this time targeting North Carolina with a sign reading "First in Flight, 48th in Education" (note that this information was very out of date - at the time of the episode's 2007 airing, N.C. was ranked 24th in education). An amnesiac Lois is lost in North Carolina, but finds work at a fat camp for obese kids who keep trying to eat each other. She soon makes a friend at the local small-town diner, who turns out to be a white supremacist, and is assaulted with a blunt object after an anti-Semitic joke when she tries to point out [[GodwinsLaw that same train of thought started the Holocaust]]. This might be ''barely'' justified as part of [[spoiler: Stewie's virtual-reality simulation of what'd happen if he tried to kill Lois]], but it's never treated as an inaccuracy. It certainly fits in with the rest of the show's treatment of the South, and, if anything, is even meaner-spirited than those earlier portrayals. There are no ridiculous accents this time, at least. [[note]]In reality, there are Klan chapters in every single state in the country, not just the South; the Klan reached the pinnacle of their power in Indiana in the 1920's, not Mississippi in the 1960's; those blonde twin girls who sing White Power songs are from California.[[/note]]

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** It comes up yet again in "Lois Kills Stewie", this time targeting North Carolina with a sign reading "First in Flight, 48th in Education" (note that this information was very out of date - at the time of the episode's 2007 airing, N.C. was ranked 24th in education). An amnesiac Lois is lost in North Carolina, but finds work at a fat camp for obese kids who keep trying to eat each other. She soon makes a friend at the local small-town diner, who turns out to be a white supremacist, and is assaulted with a blunt object after an anti-Semitic joke when she tries to point out [[GodwinsLaw that same train of thought started the Holocaust]].Holocaust. This might be ''barely'' justified as part of [[spoiler: Stewie's virtual-reality simulation of what'd happen if he tried to kill Lois]], but it's never treated as an inaccuracy. It certainly fits in with the rest of the show's treatment of the South, and, if anything, is even meaner-spirited than those earlier portrayals. There are no ridiculous accents this time, at least. [[note]]In reality, there are Klan chapters in every single state in the country, not just the South; the Klan reached the pinnacle of their power in Indiana in the 1920's, not Mississippi in the 1960's; those blonde twin girls who sing White Power songs are from California.[[/note]]



** It's actually likely they were talking about '''South America''' there.
22nd May '17 2:58:55 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Literature/{{Run}}'' is set in the small town of Mursey, Kentucky.
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