History Main / SouthernFriedPrivate

27th Nov '16 6:17:00 AM LentilSandEater
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* Conrad in ''Film/ThreeKings'' - "I rigged the football with C-4, sir.". Although possibly subverted, as he later gains respect for the Iraqi locals, [[spoiler: so much so that he requests to be interred by them]].

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* Conrad in ''Film/ThreeKings'' - "I rigged the football with C-4, sir.". Although possibly subverted, as he later he gains respect for the Iraqi locals, [[spoiler: so much so that he requests to be interred by them]].
12th Nov '16 5:12:50 PM nombretomado
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Even if this character is written as an officer, it is important to remember that this is a class-specific trope. A military officer with southern accent, a good education and a genteel matter is not usually a Southern-Fried Private, but an attempt by the writer to provide some variety among a group of characters who might otherwise speak and dress pretty much the same. Good examples of this type would be [[TheMcCoy "Bones" McCoy]] ([=DeForest=] Kelley) on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Surgeon Wilkins (Chill Wills) in the JohnWayne cavalry classic ''Rio Grande'', and Chief Engineer "Trip" Tucker on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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Even if this character is written as an officer, it is important to remember that this is a class-specific trope. A military officer with southern accent, a good education and a genteel matter is not usually a Southern-Fried Private, but an attempt by the writer to provide some variety among a group of characters who might otherwise speak and dress pretty much the same. Good examples of this type would be [[TheMcCoy "Bones" McCoy]] ([=DeForest=] Kelley) on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Surgeon Wilkins (Chill Wills) in the JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne cavalry classic ''Rio Grande'', and Chief Engineer "Trip" Tucker on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
18th Sep '16 11:25:45 AM darrenr
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* The affable but sex-obsessed Marine Egan in Cornel Wilde's 1967 Pacific war drama ''Beach Red''.
27th Aug '16 7:57:01 AM Khathi
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** To the contrary, their Federate counterparts from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' seem to be ''Scottish'' from their names.
25th Jun '16 10:40:10 AM WildKatGirl
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[[IThoughtItMeant/JustForFun Despite the title]], this trope is not a cross between GroinAttack and KillItWithFire.

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[[IThoughtItMeant/JustForFun [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Despite the title]], this trope is not a cross between GroinAttack and KillItWithFire.
25th Jun '16 10:38:41 AM WildKatGirl
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Despite the title, this trope is not a cross between GroinAttack and KillItWithFire.

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[[IThoughtItMeant/JustForFun Despite the title, title]], this trope is not a cross between GroinAttack and KillItWithFire.
15th Jun '16 11:58:14 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': Sgt. Ray Dressler in "The Final Flight of the Dixie Damsel"; a racist, redneck CigarChomper from Texas (played by Clifton Webb who specialised in this type of role).
5th Mar '16 7:52:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePacific'': Sid Phillips and Eugene Sledge are from Mobile, Alabama; Merriel "Snafu" Shelton is from Louisiana.

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* ''ThePacific'': ''Series/ThePacific'': Sid Phillips and Eugene Sledge are from Mobile, Alabama; Merriel "Snafu" Shelton is from Louisiana.
5th Mar '16 1:41:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Barry Pepper as squad sharpshooter Pvt. Jackson speaks in a southern drawl and prays out loud while he blows away Nazis in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.

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* Barry Pepper as squad sharpshooter Pvt. Jackson speaks in a southern drawl and prays out loud while he blows away Nazis in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.



* Vernon Pinkley in the ''TheDirtyDozen''. There's also Archer Maggot, but he's a genuine full-blown [[SociopathicSoldier psychopath]], not just an ignorant, insular hick.

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* Vernon Pinkley in the ''TheDirtyDozen''.''Film/TheDirtyDozen''. There's also Archer Maggot, but he's a genuine full-blown [[SociopathicSoldier psychopath]], not just an ignorant, insular hick.
28th Dec '15 7:25:13 AM R1ck
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How this stereotype arose is uncertain, but it is not merely trope but a {{cliche}}. {{Truth in Television}} in the sense that it is a RealLife stereotype, stemming from the fact that there are many military bases in the South, as well as the abundance of Southerners in the military and their penchant for firearms and anything military-related. Compared to fiction, however, it isn't as prevalent due to the fact that doing such behavior could get his squad captured or even killed or even worse, get him court-martialed for his antics.

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How this stereotype arose is uncertain, but it is not merely trope but a {{cliche}}. {{Truth in Television}} in the sense that it is a RealLife stereotype, stemming from the fact that there are many military bases in the South, as well as the abundance of Southerners in the military and their penchant for firearms and anything military-related. Compared to fiction, however, it isn't as prevalent due to the fact that doing such behavior could get his squad captured or even killed or even worse, get him court-martialed for his antics.
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