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29th Apr '16 1:17:30 PM Doug86
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* In the episode "Inherit the Judgement-The Dope's Trial," ''{{Duckman}}'' heads to the Deep South where he is put on trial for being an "eggolutionist."

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* In the episode "Inherit the Judgement-The Dope's Trial," ''{{Duckman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' heads to the Deep South where he is put on trial for being an "eggolutionist."
27th Apr '16 2:26:27 AM erforce
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* The whole premise behind the ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' and ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' film series is rooted in this trope.

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* The whole premise behind the ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' and ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' ''[[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 The Hills Have Eyes]]'' film series is rooted in this trope.
23rd Apr '16 10:16:45 AM mcgrew
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* In the musical ''Theatre/{{Violet}}'', the title character travels by bus from [[UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} North Carolina]], through Tennessee and Arkansas, to Oklahoma.
18th Apr '16 1:07:43 PM RobTan
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* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' ZigZagged this. The episode centred on a feud between two stereotypical West Virginia hillbilly clans, who shot at federal agents and insisted on referring to JJ as "Mrs" rather than "Agent Jureau". The BAU come to the conclusoon that the two are making crystal meth and the rivalry has spiralled into a drug war. Subverted when it turned out they were both making clean, efficient, bio-fuels. Then it went right back to playing it straight when [[spoiler:the matriarch of one clan and the patriarch of the other are revealed to be brother and sister, and the VillainOfTheWeek is their inbred son who was raised in the backwoods by a CrazySurvivalist]].

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* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' ZigZagged this. The episode centred on a feud between two stereotypical West Virginia hillbilly clans, who shot at federal agents and insisted on referring to JJ as "Mrs" rather than "Agent Jureau". The BAU come to the conclusoon conclusion that the two are making cooking crystal meth and the rivalry has spiralled into a drug war. Subverted when it turned out they were both making clean, efficient, bio-fuels. Then it went right back to playing it straight when [[spoiler:the matriarch of one clan and the patriarch of the other are revealed to be brother and sister, and the VillainOfTheWeek is their inbred son who was raised in the backwoods by a CrazySurvivalist]].
16th Apr '16 3:19:07 AM RobTan
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* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' ZigZagged this. The episode centred on a feud between two stereotypical West Virginia hillbilly clans, who shot at federal agents and insisted on referring to JJ as "Mrs" rather than "Agent Jureau". The BAU come to the conclusoon that the two are making crystal meth and the rivalry has spiralled into a drug war. Subverted when it turned out they were both making clean, efficient, bio-fuels. Then it went right back to playing it straight when [[spoiler:the matriarch of one clan and the patriarch of the other are revealed to be brother and sister, and the VillainOfTheWeek is their inbred son who was raised in the backwoods by a CrazySurvivalist]].
2nd Apr '16 10:43:58 PM MsChibi
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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' appears to be located in an area like this, though it's [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield unknown precisely]] ''[[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield where]]'' [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Camden is located]].
* Pennsatucky from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' comes from a community like this.
27th Mar '16 9:30:42 AM nombretomado
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* In the 1980s, Drew Friedman did a comic parody of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' where Andy, Barney, and the good citizens of Mayberry take Klan vengeance on a black motorist with the temerity to stop in town. A good deal more caustic than most of Friedman's work.

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* In the 1980s, Drew Friedman did a comic parody of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' where Andy, Barney, and the good citizens of Mayberry take Klan vengeance on a black motorist with the temerity to stop in town. A good deal more caustic than most of Friedman's work.
29th Feb '16 6:12:32 AM REV6Pilot
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Although the real mid-Southern and Southeastern United States has a far wider range of locales and settings, the DeepSouth 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]]).

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Although the real mid-Southern and Southeastern United States has a far wider range of locales and settings, the DeepSouth 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]]).



* Yuuya Bridges, the Japanese-American pratagonist of ''LightNovel/MuvLuvAlternativeTotalEclipse'' grew up in the DeepSouth, which explains a few things about his identity issues and the chip on his shoulder.

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* Yuuya Bridges, the Japanese-American pratagonist of ''LightNovel/MuvLuvAlternativeTotalEclipse'' grew up in the DeepSouth, Deep South, which explains a few things about his identity issues and the chip on his shoulder.



* The stereotyped cruelty of the DeepSouth is used as both plot device and major driving force in the award-winning film ''Film/LawnDogs''. Many people in the gated community there are cruel, quick to judge, and look down upon hard-working lower-classman Trent. [[spoiler:He is even beaten, twice, for things he didn't do.]] What's more, the screenwriter, who created the story, is from the DeepSouth herself.
* ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' portrayed happy sharecroppers (idealizing Reconstruction-era racism in the DeepSouth). The movie contains [[MagicalNegro Uncle Remus]] stories about Br'er Rabbit [[BriarPatching ("Please don't throw me in the briar patch!")]] and gave us the EarWorm "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".

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* The stereotyped cruelty of the DeepSouth Deep South is used as both plot device and major driving force in the award-winning film ''Film/LawnDogs''. Many people in the gated community there are cruel, quick to judge, and look down upon hard-working lower-classman Trent. [[spoiler:He is even beaten, twice, for things he didn't do.]] What's more, the screenwriter, who created the story, is from the DeepSouth Deep South herself.
* ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'' portrayed happy sharecroppers (idealizing Reconstruction-era racism in the DeepSouth).Deep South). The movie contains [[MagicalNegro Uncle Remus]] stories about Br'er Rabbit [[BriarPatching ("Please don't throw me in the briar patch!")]] and gave us the EarWorm "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".



* The documentary ''small town gay bar'' centres around...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gay bars in small town]]. Homophobia and persecution is prevalent, and the patrons use the local gay bar as a sanctuary. Basically, WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame + TheDeepSouth.

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* The documentary ''small town gay bar'' centres around...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gay bars in small town]]. Homophobia and persecution is prevalent, and the patrons use the local gay bar as a sanctuary. Basically, WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame + TheDeepSouth.The Deep South.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''--Joel, Mike and the Bots would take jabs at the DeepSouth anytime a movie featuring the stereotypes was screened. Since absolutely everyone--fat or thin, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, smart or dumb--gets lampooned equally on the show, it's not worth getting worked up about.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''--Joel, Mike and the Bots would take jabs at the DeepSouth Deep South anytime a movie featuring the stereotypes was screened. Since absolutely everyone--fat or thin, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, smart or dumb--gets lampooned equally on the show, it's not worth getting worked up about.



** Strangely, the [[SeriousBusiness locals reacted most strongly to NASCAR being dissed]], so maybe the stereotype of the DeepSouth has some TruthInTelevision to it.

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** Strangely, the [[SeriousBusiness locals reacted most strongly to NASCAR being dissed]], so maybe the stereotype of the DeepSouth Deep South has some TruthInTelevision to it.



* ''Series/HannahMontana'' never lets you forget the main character's Southern roots (specifically, Tennessee). Taken to extremes when a snooty set of parents spent the entire episode mocking TheDeepSouth.

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* ''Series/HannahMontana'' never lets you forget the main character's Southern roots (specifically, Tennessee). Taken to extremes when a snooty set of parents spent the entire episode mocking TheDeepSouth.The Deep South.



* On of the {{Noodle Incident}}s in ''Series/{{Community}}'''s fake-ClipShow involves the gang visiting a GhostTown in the DeepSouth. It involved Troy and Abed (black and Pakistani respectively) getting shot at by a guy in red long underwear.

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* On of the {{Noodle Incident}}s in ''Series/{{Community}}'''s fake-ClipShow involves the gang visiting a GhostTown in the DeepSouth.Deep South. It involved Troy and Abed (black and Pakistani respectively) getting shot at by a guy in red long underwear.



* Britain's favourite black American, Reginald D Hunter, was sent back to his homeland by the BBC to present a series making sense of the DeepSouth states for British viewers. Reginald, from Georgia, accomplished this with style and insight in ''Reginald D. Hunter's Songs of the South''.

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* Britain's favourite black American, Reginald D Hunter, was sent back to his homeland by the BBC to present a series making sense of the DeepSouth Deep South states for British viewers. Reginald, from Georgia, accomplished this with style and insight in ''Reginald D. Hunter's Songs of the South''.



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' chronicles the journey of four survivors of a ZombieApocalypse making their way from Savannah, Georgia to New Orleans. Two of the characters are Southerners: Ellis, an overly energetic mechanic who loves guns, rambles at length about "[[TheMunchausen mah buddy Keith]]", and is generally too good-natured to be a GoodOlBoy, and Coach, an African-American high school football coach who loves food and plays the role of TeamDad. They are joined by two Northerners, Rochelle, a reporter from Cleveland, Ohio who takes on the dual roles of TheChick and TeamMom, and Nick, a Vegas con-artist and borderline Guido DeadpanSnarker. Much of the humor in the game is based on Rochelle and Nick's observations of the DeepSouth views vs. Ellis and Coach's SweetHomeAlabama views. The latter two share a somewhat stereotypical love for NASCAR and southern music, Ellis going so far as to wish he were a woman so he could have his favorite racer's children. Nick makes fun of a more repulsive southern stereotype in the "tunnel of love" section of the Dark Carnival campaign by saying that the tunnel was created for hillbillies and noting that it used to give discounts for cousins. In the second level of the game, one possible dialog has Ellis say he knows of a gun store where they can get better equipped. Nick snarks "Looks like living in this place is finally paying off", taking a stab at the stereotypical Southerner's gun obsession, and Coach doesn't like it, though he's civil about it.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' chronicles the journey of four survivors of a ZombieApocalypse making their way from Savannah, Georgia to New Orleans. Two of the characters are Southerners: Ellis, an overly energetic mechanic who loves guns, rambles at length about "[[TheMunchausen mah buddy Keith]]", and is generally too good-natured to be a GoodOlBoy, and Coach, an African-American high school football coach who loves food and plays the role of TeamDad. They are joined by two Northerners, Rochelle, a reporter from Cleveland, Ohio who takes on the dual roles of TheChick and TeamMom, and Nick, a Vegas con-artist and borderline Guido DeadpanSnarker. Much of the humor in the game is based on Rochelle and Nick's observations of the DeepSouth Deep South views vs. Ellis and Coach's SweetHomeAlabama views. The latter two share a somewhat stereotypical love for NASCAR and southern music, Ellis going so far as to wish he were a woman so he could have his favorite racer's children. Nick makes fun of a more repulsive southern stereotype in the "tunnel of love" section of the Dark Carnival campaign by saying that the tunnel was created for hillbillies and noting that it used to give discounts for cousins. In the second level of the game, one possible dialog has Ellis say he knows of a gun store where they can get better equipped. Nick snarks "Looks like living in this place is finally paying off", taking a stab at the stereotypical Southerner's gun obsession, and Coach doesn't like it, though he's civil about it. The places they pass through, however, are less Deep South than they are SouthernGothic.



* In the episode "Inherit the Judgement-The Dope's Trial," ''{{Duckman}}'' heads to the DeepSouth where he is put on trial for being an "eggolutionist."

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* In the episode "Inherit the Judgement-The Dope's Trial," ''{{Duckman}}'' heads to the DeepSouth Deep South where he is put on trial for being an "eggolutionist."



* ''Wally Gator'' has various characters like this, due to where some of the episodes were set. The main offender was a redneck turnip grower called Mr. Swampywater who was trigger-happy and angry, but there was also Harmony (a SouthernBelle alligator with no other real defining traits) and Beauregard (a beefy male alligator with tints of SouthernFriedPrivate who still wore the confederate symbol on his cap, although he wasn't exactly stupid). Wally himself is portrayed more at home in the DeepSouth outside of his title series, often being found in swamps in crossovers (like ''Yogi's Great Escape'', which also showed him to be good at cooking things like gumbo) and excelling at events set in and around water, especially marshes (in ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'').

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* ''Wally Gator'' has various characters like this, due to where some of the episodes were set. The main offender was a redneck turnip grower called Mr. Swampywater who was trigger-happy and angry, but there was also Harmony (a SouthernBelle alligator with no other real defining traits) and Beauregard (a beefy male alligator with tints of SouthernFriedPrivate who still wore the confederate symbol on his cap, although he wasn't exactly stupid). Wally himself is portrayed more at home in the DeepSouth Deep South outside of his title series, often being found in swamps in crossovers (like ''Yogi's Great Escape'', which also showed him to be good at cooking things like gumbo) and excelling at events set in and around water, especially marshes (in ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'').



** In Mexico, this could be inverted as the ''Deep North'', as Mexican Northerners has similar stereotypes as their American peers, except they tend to be more outspoken than their countrymen from the rest of the country. Curiously, the Mexican DeepSouth, while it has some points in common with the American one, tends to be more the opposite version of the Northern one, not to mention, while the Mexican North, West and Central parts of the country are staunchly Catholic, on the other hand in the Mexican South, Protestant sects and sometimes even the ''Islam'' tends to be the most notorious churches in that region.

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** In Mexico, this could be inverted as the ''Deep North'', as Mexican Northerners has similar stereotypes as their American peers, except they tend to be more outspoken than their countrymen from the rest of the country. Curiously, the Mexican DeepSouth, Deep South, while it has some points in common with the American one, tends to be more the opposite version of the Northern one, not to mention, while the Mexican North, West and Central parts of the country are staunchly Catholic, on the other hand in the Mexican South, Protestant sects and sometimes even the ''Islam'' tends to be the most notorious churches in that region.
8th Dec '15 1:17:57 PM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' dub took Android 13's "trucker" look as an excuse to give him a Southern accent, leading Trunks to call him a "Red-Ribbon redneck".

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* The ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' dub took [[Anime/DragonBallZSuperAndroid13 Android 13's 13's]] "trucker" look as an excuse to give him a Southern accent, leading Trunks to call him a "Red-Ribbon redneck".
22nd Nov '15 3:17:54 PM LentilSandEater
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** Friedman obviously never took into account the true story of Mount Airy, the North Carolina town after which Mayberry was modeled. Besides being the hometown of Andy Griffith, it was also the retirement spot for Chang and Eng, two conjoined Thai brothers and circus performers who were the original "Siamese twins." By all accounts, Chang and Eng enjoyed a pleasant retirement and were never persecuted either for being Asian or being "freaks."
*** That doesn't really refute Friedman's logic, because Chang and Eng weren't black. Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans (who were considered white throughout most of American history anyway), and Native Americans were often given a pass in the South, probably because their numbers were so low compared to those of African-Americans.
*** It may have helped that Chang and Eng were quite wealthy (at least until after the Civil War), as well as being slaveowners whose sons fought for the Confederacy.
** More importantly Andy simply didn't have the kind of personality to do that. He was shown as a friendly, honest, decent person. This is hardly the kind of person that is likely to lead a lynching party. Barney might try this only to look important but he would have difficulty getting enough people for a game of bridge not talking about a lynch mob. Besides which Andy would stop it with a word and if the black motorist just gave Barney a dirty look he would probably get all flustered and drop the gun. The only thing Andy has in common with the Klan is that he is Southern.
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