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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targeting North Carolina with a sign reading "First in Flight, 48th in Education" (note that this information was very out of date - at the time of the episode's 2007 airing, N.C. was ranked 24th in education).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targeting North Carolina with a sign reading "First in Flight, 48th in Education" (note that this information was very out of date - at the time of the episode's 2007 airing, N.C. was ranked 24th in education).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.
19th May '17 10:16:32 PM nombretomado
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** Miley herself in interviews and in RealLife will [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatedly]] refer to her accent or Southern culture as "hillbilly" (though she certainly is proud of her roots). Accounts on her {{Twitter}} feed that she follows and YouTube videos she favorites show a fascination with the South (serious or tongue-in-cheek).

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** Miley herself in interviews and in RealLife will [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatedly]] refer to her accent or Southern culture as "hillbilly" (though she certainly is proud of her roots). Accounts on her {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} feed that she follows and YouTube videos she favorites show a fascination with the South (serious or tongue-in-cheek).
30th Apr '17 1:34:46 PM DragonBallZ
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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 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.

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** In Mexico, this could be inverted as the ''Deep North'', as Mexican Northerners has have 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 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.
25th Mar '17 10:46:59 PM Gsueagle31049
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* When the Olympics were held in Atlanta, the ''New Yorker'' had a cartoon ("Too Busy City") on the cover in sepia (like an old photo), with a hayseed with straw in his mouth at the Olympics, and at least one chicken. It received some very angry letters.
** On the other hand, when Creator/JeffFoxworthy made very similar (if not worse) jokes about the very same subject, there was no uproar whatsoever as [[NWordPrivileges he is himself from Atlanta]].

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* The 1996 Summer UsefulNotes/OlympicGames:
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When the Olympics were held in Atlanta, the ''New Yorker'' had a cartoon ("Too Busy City") on the cover in sepia (like an old photo), with a hayseed with straw in his mouth at the Olympics, and at least one chicken. It received some very angry letters.
** On the other hand, when Creator/JeffFoxworthy made very similar (if not worse) jokes about the very same subject, there was no uproar whatsoever as since [[NWordPrivileges he is himself from Atlanta]].



** Partly as a response to the criticism of Atlanta hosting the Olympics, the rural community of East Dublin, Georgia, located about 140 miles southeast of Atlanta, hosted the "[[http://summerredneckgames.com/ Redneck Games]]" annually from 1996 to 2012 in celebration of the trope, with events such as "bobbing for pig's feet" and the "mud-pit belly flop". The concept has been since copied in other places, including those north of the Mason-Dixon line, such as Malone, New York and Minto, Ontario.

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** Partly as a response to the criticism of Atlanta hosting the Olympics, the rural community of East Dublin, Georgia, located about 140 miles (225 km) southeast of Atlanta, hosted the "[[http://summerredneckgames.com/ "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck_Games Redneck Games]]" annually from 1996 to 2012 in celebration of the trope, with events such as "bobbing for pig's feet" and the "mud-pit belly flop". The concept has been since copied in other places, including those north of the Mason-Dixon line, such as Malone, New York and Minto, Ontario.
10th Mar '17 6:40:35 PM Lanes17B
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* When [[Film/AceVentura Ace]] is tracking down Ray Finkle's latest whereabouts he drives to Collier County, Florida which is populated by disgruntled rednecks who lost all their money betting on Finkle.
11th Feb '17 7:42:30 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 [[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 ''extremely'' averse to abortion and divorce). If the girl in question is a typical SouthernBelle or a [[TheDukesOfHazzard [[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.]]
16th Jan '17 9:07:33 PM Ryulong
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** Pays a visit to the submerged, forgotten city of... UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. Yes, ''Atlanta'', largest city in Georgia and a major metropolitan area. Apparently the 1000-year timeskip has regressed this city back into a municipality inhabited by southern dandies, as all the "quality" people ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Jane Fonda]]) left when they airlifted the entire city out to float the ocean, built too much on it, and it sank. Appropriately, the episode this is from is called "The Deep South".

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** Pays a visit to the submerged, forgotten city of... UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}. Yes, ''Atlanta'', largest city in Georgia and a major metropolitan area. Apparently the 1000-year timeskip has regressed this city back into a municipality inhabited by southern dandies, as all the "quality" people ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Jane Fonda]]) left when they airlifted the entire city out to float the ocean, built too much on it, and it sank. Also they all evolved into mermaids due to the proximity of the Coca-Cola bottling plant. Appropriately, the episode this is from is called "The Deep South".
1st Jan '17 6:38:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AmericanGothic'' takes [[DownOnTheFarm rural]] [[FlyoverCountry Iowa]] as its inspiration.

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* ''Series/AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' takes [[DownOnTheFarm rural]] [[FlyoverCountry Iowa]] as its inspiration.
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