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25th Mar '16 1:59:17 PM StFan
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->'''Lyons''': Gentlemen, you ask me about the South. It is the land of romance, of roses and honeysuckle, of Southern chivalry and hospitality, fried chicken and waffles, salad and coffee.\\
'''Lippman''': No dessert?

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->'''Lyons''': ->'''Lyons:''' Gentlemen, you ask me about the South. It is the land of romance, of roses and honeysuckle, of Southern chivalry and hospitality, fried chicken and waffles, salad and coffee.\\
'''Lippman''': '''Lippman:''' No dessert?



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* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is set in a post-apocalyptic future that bears an uncanny resemblance to late 19th century Dixie.
** Ironically enough, Nochis (the town where the story begins) is placed in [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] on official maps.

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* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is set in a post-apocalyptic future that bears an uncanny resemblance to late 19th century Dixie.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' leans more this way, although some of the Okeefenokee Swamp denizens are less than brilliant. Most of them are SweetHomeAlabama, with elements of TheDeepSouth every so often coming in.
* Similar conditions in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' leans more this way, although some of the Okeefenokee Swamp denizens are less than brilliant. Most of them are SweetHomeAlabama, with elements of TheDeepSouth every so often coming in.
* Similar conditions in ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.

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2nd Mar '16 6:38:09 PM bwburke94
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* [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which ''is'' real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
** ''Manchester'', is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).

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* [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] Allen, the fourth [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which ''is'' is real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
** ''Manchester'', Manchester is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which (which, like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).



* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'', Will Smith gets on fine in 1930s Savannah, Georgia.

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* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBaggerVance'', Will Smith Smith's character gets on fine in 1930s Savannah, Georgia.
7th Feb '16 11:52:34 AM Doug86
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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.

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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}.''ComicStrip/LilAbner''. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
9th Dec '15 10:28:23 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* Similar conditions in ComicStrip/{{LilAbner}}. Dogpatch, Kentucky may be full of unrefined, impoverished hillbillies, but in general they're pretty nice people.
17th Aug '15 6:32:31 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* Most of Marvel's Southern heroes play up this aspect of the south. Namely, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} members Rogue (from Mississippi), Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus (the last three being siblings from Kentucky).

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* Most of Marvel's Southern heroes play up this aspect of the south. Namely, ComicBook/{{X-Men}} members Rogue (from Mississippi), Cannonball, Husk, and Icarus (the last three being siblings from Kentucky).
17th Aug '15 6:15:38 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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Unfortunately, it's starting to become something of a DiscreditedTrope after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting a 2015 shooting]] at an African-American church by a white nationalist that killed nine people. The South's [[StillFightingTheCivilWar ugly racial history]] was brought to the forefront when the shooter claimed white power as his motivation, along with the American Flag being at half-mast at the South Carolina capitol building [[UnfortunateImplications while the Confederate Flag was at full-staff]]. Eventually, the Confederate Flag was taken down and retailers stopped selling merchandise related to the flag.
11th Aug '15 12:16:37 PM BadSplice
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Unfortunately, it's starting to become something of a DiscreditedTrope after [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting a 2015 shooting]] at an African-American church by a white nationalist that killed nine people. The South's [[StillFightingTheCivilWar ugly racial history]] was brought to the forefront when the shooter claimed white power as his motivation, along with the American Flag being at half-mast at the South Carolina capitol building [[UnfortunateImplications while the Confederate Flag was at full-staff]]. Eventually, the Confederate Flag was taken down and retailers stopped selling merchandise related to the flag.
27th Jun '15 7:35:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GoneWithTheWind''
* ''TheBlindSide'': Well, it's actually Tennessee, but still. The film also has elements of DeepSouth.
* The fictional Crowley Corners, Tennessee from HannahMontana the movie is one of these places. Actual filming was done in the city of Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville.
* ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'': Coming out in 1977, it was probably the first film out of Hollywood in 20 years to show the South as a fun place.

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* ''GoneWithTheWind''
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* ''TheBlindSide'': ''Film/TheBlindSide'': Well, it's actually Tennessee, but still. The film also has elements of DeepSouth.
* The fictional Crowley Corners, Tennessee from HannahMontana Series/HannahMontana the movie is one of these places. Actual filming was done in the city of Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville.
* ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'': ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'': Coming out in 1977, it was probably the first film out of Hollywood in 20 years to show the South as a fun place.



* ''CookiesFortune'': If Atlanta is "the city too busy to hate", Holly Springs is the town too lazy to hate. Everyone's laid back with everyone else, and ethnic prejudice is nonexistent.

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* ''CookiesFortune'': ''Film/CookiesFortune'': If Atlanta is "the city too busy to hate", Holly Springs is the town too lazy to hate. Everyone's laid back with everyone else, and ethnic prejudice is nonexistent.



* ''ForrestGump''

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* ''ForrestGump''''Film/ForrestGump''



* ''MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'': Both the (nonfiction) novel and the movie.

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* ''MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'': ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'': Both the (nonfiction) novel and the movie.



* ''MyCousinVinny'': plays it both ways. Some of the Southerners are portrayed as rednecks and somewhat dim but the rest are presented as decent folks. The Northerners act more like stereotypical New Yawkers. It's basically stereotype vs. stereotype and [[HilarityEnsues played for laughs]].

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* ''MyCousinVinny'': ''Film/MyCousinVinny'': plays it both ways. Some of the Southerners are portrayed as rednecks and somewhat dim but the rest are presented as decent folks. The Northerners act more like stereotypical New Yawkers. It's basically stereotype vs. stereotype and [[HilarityEnsues played for laughs]].



* ''Steel Magnolias''
* ''TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''

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* ''Steel Magnolias''
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* ''TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''



* ''WhereTheHeartIs''

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* ''WhereTheHeartIs''''Film/WhereTheHeartIs''
12th May '15 3:28:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''LookingForAlaska'', set in a boarding school in Alabama.

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* ''LookingForAlaska'', ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'', set in a boarding school in Alabama.
17th Apr '15 11:32:05 AM Raxis
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* ''Doc Hollywood''

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* ''Doc Hollywood''Hollywood'' plays with it. While the people and town are charming enough, they have a few backwards qualities to them, such as an illiterate couple that need to have their mail read to them.
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