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2nd May '16 1:55:39 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/MelBrooks'''' ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI''

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5th Apr '16 7:52:05 PM HeroGal2347
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* Invoked and lampshaded on ''Series/TheATeam'', when they go on a mission in Ecuador and need to negotiate transportation with a villager. Hannibal can actually speak a little Spanish, but can't establish a dialogue with the man. Murdock, on the other hand, makes himself understood perfectly well... simply by speaking English with a ridiculous Spanish accent!

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* Invoked and lampshaded on ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E3TheOnlyChurchInTown The Only Church In Town]]", when they go on a mission in Ecuador and need to negotiate transportation with a villager. Hannibal can actually speak a little Spanish, but can't establish a dialogue with the man. Murdock, on the other hand, makes himself understood perfectly well... simply by speaking English with a ridiculous Spanish accent!
7th Mar '16 8:13:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in the British sitcom ''[[Series/AlloAllo 'Allo 'Allo]]'', set in France at the time of the Second World War. Everyone speaks English but the two British Air Force officers speak with a posh accent, which is meta-English, and can't understand the rest of the cast who speak meta-French. The British policeman also speaks with a posh accent when talking in "English" but when addressing the other characters in "French" (which was a second language) he has a deliberately distorted accent leading to some of the humor in the show such as saying "Good morning" as ''Good moaning'' and "passing by" as ''pissing by''. Surprisingly this wasn't censored by the strict regulations for pre-watershed BBC programming, and this joke was used almost every time his character was on screen. All of the German characters speak with German accents (strength varies between characters).

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* Played with in the British sitcom ''[[Series/AlloAllo 'Allo 'Allo]]'', ''Series/AlloAllo'', set in France at the time of the Second World War. Everyone speaks English but the two British Air Force officers speak with a posh accent, which is meta-English, and can't understand the rest of the cast who speak meta-French. The British policeman also speaks with a posh accent when talking in "English" but when addressing the other characters in "French" (which was a second language) he has a deliberately distorted accent leading to some of the humor in the show such as saying "Good morning" as ''Good moaning'' and "passing by" as ''pissing by''. Surprisingly this wasn't censored by the strict regulations for pre-watershed BBC programming, and this joke was used almost every time his character was on screen. All of the German characters speak with German accents (strength varies between characters).



* The cast of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' often make fun of their own difficulty at rendering realistic foreign accents.

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* The cast of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' often make fun of their own difficulty at rendering realistic foreign accents.



* Mocked in ''MockTheWeek'' during a segment on "unlikely lines to hear in a war film":

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* Mocked in ''MockTheWeek'' ''Series/MockTheWeek'' during a segment on "unlikely lines to hear in a war film":



* Season 2 of ''TheWire'' is face-palmingly full of these. You've got Greek, Ukrainian and Israeli characters all speaking with the same heavy, vaguely-east-European accent - with an unmistakable American accent underneath. All three actors are, of course, Americans. As a bonus, the various Greek characters speak English with one another half the time (though, Greek the rest of the time). [[spoiler:But of course, they are not even Greek.]]

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* Season 2 of ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' is face-palmingly full of these. You've got Greek, Ukrainian and Israeli characters all speaking with the same heavy, vaguely-east-European accent - with an unmistakable American accent underneath. All three actors are, of course, Americans. As a bonus, the various Greek characters speak English with one another half the time (though, Greek the rest of the time). [[spoiler:But of course, they are not even Greek.]]
5th Mar '16 1:51:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''TheBrittasEmpire'', Gordon claims to know French when answering a phone call and simply puts on a silly French accent.
* The short-lived, little-seen 1988 series adaptation of ''TheDirtyDozen'' had a bizarre and memorable example. The squad was behind enemy lines in Italy, and it was an important plot point that some (but ''only'' some) of the Dozen could speak fluent Italian. Instead of actually having the actors speak Italian on screen, the use of Italian is indicated ''by having the American actors speak English with an absurdly exaggerated Italian accent''. It's not ''meant'' to be PlayedForLaughs.

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* In one episode of ''TheBrittasEmpire'', ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'', Gordon claims to know French when answering a phone call and simply puts on a silly French accent.
* The short-lived, little-seen 1988 series adaptation of ''TheDirtyDozen'' ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' had a bizarre and memorable example. The squad was behind enemy lines in Italy, and it was an important plot point that some (but ''only'' some) of the Dozen could speak fluent Italian. Instead of actually having the actors speak Italian on screen, the use of Italian is indicated ''by having the American actors speak English with an absurdly exaggerated Italian accent''. It's not ''meant'' to be PlayedForLaughs.
25th Feb '16 12:10:23 AM Chabal2
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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikov talks like your standard Russian movie bad guy. Goes even further in his masterpiece of BlackComedy, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/reddawn Killing The Enemies And His Family Too]].
--> So you are decides to join MTF-Epsilon 5, "Red Dawn"? Welcome! I am glads that you choose to be interest in this team. But I warns you, is not all fun and game. Being combat soldier is not for everyone, and hopesfully this guide is explain some of this to you to helps you make sure this is really what you want.
31st Jan '16 12:54:23 AM Naram-Sin
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* Invoked and lampshaded on ''Series/TheATeam'', when they go on a mission in Ecuador and need to negotiate transportation with a villager. Hannibal can actually speak a little Spanish, but can't establish a dialogue with the man. Murdoch, on the other hand, makes himself understood perfectly well... simply by speaking English with a ridiculous Spanish accent!

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* Invoked and lampshaded on ''Series/TheATeam'', when they go on a mission in Ecuador and need to negotiate transportation with a villager. Hannibal can actually speak a little Spanish, but can't establish a dialogue with the man. Murdoch, Murdock, on the other hand, makes himself understood perfectly well... simply by speaking English with a ridiculous Spanish accent!accent!
** In the Season 5 premiere, the A-Team goes against terrorists who have hijacked a plane in Spain. Though the terrorists demand a prisoner release from a Spanish jail, it is unclear if they are Spanish too because they speak nothing but accented English. Murdock later gains access to the plane by posing as a Spanish co-pilot, speaking nothing but English with a Spanish accent and some Spanish words thrown in.
7th Dec '15 7:31:25 AM badalamentink
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* [[VideoGame/TheGrayGarden Emalf]] gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHRkRL3RwA&index=7&list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbZjWWYFeQRczi5a_rUqC-u Latino accent]] on WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.

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* [[VideoGame/TheGrayGarden Emalf]] gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHRkRL3RwA&index=7&list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbZjWWYFeQRczi5a_rUqC-u Latino accent]] on WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.WebVideo/TheWithVoicesProject.
7th Dec '15 7:30:51 AM badalamentink
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* [[VideoGame/TheGrayGarden Emalf]] gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHRkRL3RwA&index=7&list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbZjWWYFeQRczi5a_rUqC-u Latino accent]] on [[WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.]]

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* [[VideoGame/TheGrayGarden Emalf]] gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHRkRL3RwA&index=7&list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbZjWWYFeQRczi5a_rUqC-u Latino accent]] on [[WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.]]WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.



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7th Dec '15 7:30:15 AM badalamentink
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* [[VideoGame/TheGrayGarden Emalf]] gets a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBHRkRL3RwA&index=7&list=PLSRV2j8i5ybbZjWWYFeQRczi5a_rUqC-u Latino accent]] on [[WebOriginal/TheWithVoicesProject.]]
24th Nov '15 1:54:16 AM jormis29
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* The ''SplinterCell'' series uses this a lot, though ''Pandora Tomorrow'' had a lot of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent instead.

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* The ''SplinterCell'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' series uses this a lot, though ''Pandora Tomorrow'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellPandoraTomorrow Pandora Tomorrow]]'' had a lot of NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent instead.
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