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->'''Wilson:''' ''[Imitating the Australian Dr. Chase]'' I'm so sorry! If only Dr. House had paid attention! He'd never even met her! He never does!\\
'''House:''' Chase ''loves'' me. ''[{{Beat}}]'' And isn't Turkish.
-->-- ''Series/{{House}}''

Not the same as FakeNationality at all, this is when someone briefly imitates another accent, usually for comedic effect.

See also JustAStupidAccent and OohMeAccentsSlipping. If done unintentionally, the imitatee's GotMeDoingIt.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In 'Dawn of a Royal Day," Dawn is in a PrincessForADay situation, and very briefly copies Princess Salvia's pseudo-Brit accent. She doesn't keep it up, though, and Salvia doesn't try to imitate her. Oddly enough, people who aren't in on the swap (like Jessie and Salvia's butler) don't notice anything odd about this.
* In the English dub of ''[[Anime/ReadOrDie R.O.D the TV]]'', Nenene (played by an American) does a brief impression of her [[spoiler:currently missing]] friend Yomiko (played by a Brit).
* Scanty and Kneesocks from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' are so fond of TrrrillingRrrs when talking about the [[MemeticMutation RRRRUUURRRUUUS]] ("[[GratuitousEnglish RULES]]" spoken a la LargeHam) that the Anarchy sisters eventually mock them for it.

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* In WebComic/MoodyMarkCrusaders Silver Spoon fakes Applejack's accent (complete with "sugarcube") to piss off Apple Bloom/

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[[folder: Film - Animated ]]

* Fender (voiced by Creator/RobinWilliams) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' briefly switches to a Film/{{Braveheart}}-like Scottish accent when confronting Gasket. He does this while wearing a Viking outfit (complete with {{horn|yVikings}}s... and a skirt (which is, most definitely, not a [[ManInAKilt kilt]]). Of course, Robin Williams loves imitating accents and does it every chance he gets.
** He also fakes a strange mix of French and German accents when pretending to be the servant of a European nobleman to crash a party.
* Jay Baruchel gives Gerard Butler's Scottish accent a go in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon.''
* In ''Film/DespicableMe'' Margo briefly imitates Gru's accent after he insists they skip dance class in order to deliver cookies (as part of him master plan).
--> '''Margo''': Actually, we can't "''[[FunetikAksent skeep the dance class]]''". We have a recital coming up.

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[[folder: Film - Live-Action ]]

* Towards the end of ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'' antagonists Archie (British) and Otto (American) exchange brief versions of the other's "national" accent.
** Kevin Kline does this a lot. Towards the end of ''TheRoadToElDorado'', Tulio (whose accent is Kevin Kline's natural American one) briefly mockingly imitates Miguel (who is voiced by Kenneth Branagh).
* ''NationalTreasure 2'' has Creator/NicolasCage affect a truly horrendous amalgamation of various British accents in order to cause a rucus at Buckingham Palace allowing his friends to sneak into the Queen's private office. After a while he runs out of comments and just starts spouting words like crumpet and haggis.
* Used ''very'' briefly in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker mocking the Chechen crime boss' pronunciation of 'freak'.
* Used pretty creatively in the ''Mr. Moto'' films, where Moto takes his ''own'' accent from vaguely Japanese to "Herro, officel-san!"-level to [[ObfuscatingStupidity make the bad guys think he's much less capable than he really is]].
* Jean Reno doing an Elvis impression in [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the big fake lizard flick]].
* Brendan Gleeson in ''InBruges'' mocks a Frenchman's accent:
--> "The alcoves of Koningin Astrid Park."
* In ''ShanghaiKnights'', Lord Rathbone briefly fakes an American accent when he mocks Roy and his [[spoiler:secretly self-published]] books.
* In ''Film/TheProducers'' (2005 version), when Bialystock has a run-in with [[OfficerOHara a stereotypically Irish police officer]] (Sergeant O'Toole), he pretends to be Irish in an attempt to get the Sergeant's sympathy and pass off as an innocent bystander. He introduces himself as "Ooo'... 'Bialystock", and proceeds to talk in an absolutely ridiculous accent, before he finally has to excuse himself "before my voice gets anee hi''iii''gher!"
* Hannibal Lecter does a quick imitation of Jodie Foster's West Virginia accent in ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', most definitely not for comic effect.
* Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan graces us briefly with his SeanConnery impersonation in the movie version of ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''. An actual Sean Connery impersonation, which is supposedly a Captain Ramius impersonation.
** Earlier in the film, he also mockingly impersonates Fred Thompson's Southern accent and deliberate way of speaking - "A Russian, son, doesn't take a dump, without a plan"
* SeanConnery is particularly sensitive to any impressions of him, and the one attempted by Peta Wilson as Mina Harker in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' just made it below the radar. When Wilson asked him what he thought about it later, he said "it's terrible! It's the worst impersonation I have ever heard, and it's perfect."
* Creator/MelGibson in ''WhatWomenWant'' has some fun with Connery's accent while his character watches ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' on TV.
* ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'': "Oh! I'm Aldous Snow! Boo-shit boo-shit boo-shit boo-shit!"
** Also done by Jonah Hill's character.
--> '''Aldous Snow:''' That stupid English voice, was that, me?
--> '''Matthew:''' (''devastated'') Unfortunately, yes.
* Used totally out of nowhere in ''Les Spécialistes'': when thugs grab Carrela and pull them into their car, he very loudly says with a Belgian accent: "You must be mistaken, I'm from Budges!"
* In the 2007 version of ''StTrinians'', RussellBrand's character Flash Harry briefly disguises himself as a German art collector...with a hilariously awful accent.
* ''DonJuanDeMarco'' provides a rare instance of the trope being used with serious intent. The title character, though American born-and-raised, speaks with a Spanish accent in imitation of the original Literature/DonJuan. When he threatens to jump from a rooftop, the doctor sent to 'talk him down' affects the same accent, hoping to sound more persuasive (it works.)
* Rob Schneider does a brief imitation of Sly Stallone's accented phrase of "I am the law!" in ''Film/JudgeDredd''.
* Jon Hamm tries out Creator/BenAffleck's working-class Boston accent during the interrogation scene in ''Film/TheTown''.
* Captain O'Hagan's catch phrase in ''Film/SuperTroopers'' is "I'll believe that when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet" in a fake Irish accent whenever one of his troopers tries to bullshit him. Later on, Farva does an awful imitation of O'Hagan with this phrase and an accent. When O'Hagan drunkenly asks if it sounds like that when he says it, the others reluctantly nod.
** For reference, the actor playing O'Hagan, BrianCox, is Scottish not Irish.
* In ''Film/DieHard'', Alan Rickman fakes an American accent quite well as the German Hans Gruber pretending to be an American (Rickman is actually British). In ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' Jeremy Irons likewise tries to fake an American accent as the German Simon Gruber pretending to be an American (Irons is also British). It is simply awful.
* In ''TheItalianJob'' remake, while watching Handsome Rob (JasonStatham) flirt with a cute girl to get her truck, Lyle (SethGreen) imitates his Cockney accent as he makes up a fake conversation between them.
* In the ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Bond mimics JR Pepper's accent ("I sure am, boy!") just before the bridge jump.
* In ''Film/YouthInRevolt'', Vijay, Nick's friend with a (possibly Indo) British accent, pretends to have an Indian accent in order to pretend to be a refugee.
* In the 1986 film based on ''Literature/TheCantervilleGhost'', when Harry explains to Lucy how (name?) intends to drive the ghost away, he mimics (name?)'s accent.
* In ''Film/PacificRim'', [[AdmiringTheAbomination Newton Geiszler]] mocks [[InsufferableGenius Hermann Gottlieb]] with one of these during their barely intelligible shouting match. It sounds something along the lines of "OH TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE MAN I'M VERY SORRY!"
* Tom Cruise briefly imitates Jack Nicholson's distinctive voice when quoting his character in Film/AFewGoodMen.
* In ''Film/{{Carefree}},'' the Scottish golf pro comments that Tony is getting terrific length with his drives. Tony imitates his accent as he replies, "Thank you, Mr. [=MacPherson=]. You're verra, verra encouragin'." Then he switches back to his normal voice and adds with a chuckle, "It's about time, Mac."

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Nick Hornby's novel ''High Fidelity'', when Rob gets reintroduced to an ex he had been obsessed with for years, Charlie, he finds she now has all manner of massively irritating habits, including frequently ''attempting'' to lapse into foreign accents.
* Near the beginning of SpiderRobinson's ''Mindkiller'', the hero's sister returns to the United States after several years in Switzerland. Since Americans are not popular in Europe, she has taken to speaking English with "a Swiss French accent" and he has to remind her to speak like an American.
* Daniel does this in Literature/TheLeonardRegime to discuss fish and chips in Sam's British accent.
* In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Ernie the cart driver, complaining about the wizards, puts on "a strangled, nasal voice which was his idea of how you talked when you got an education".

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Other characters on ''Series/BabylonFive'' occasionally ape Londo Mollari's Hungarian-ish accent.
-->'''Sheridan:''' As Londo would say, ''(puts on fake accent)'' The Narn are Barbarians...
* Adam Savage in ''Series/MythBusters'', but all the others bar Jamie do it too. Just not to the extent he does.
** Jamie's lack of doing this was a source of humor in "Fish in a Barrel". He declared "it's alive" on the "reanimated fish" in his normal accent. Adam chided him for not doing the MadScientist accent and promptly did it, with the post-production crew darkening the sky and adding a lightning effect.
** Adam and the rest of the team also imitate Jamie's "accent" on occasion too, complete with using their fingers as "whiskers."
** Adam spent the ''entire'' "Pirate Myths" special talking like a pirate and ended up sounding exactly like Music/OzzyOsbourne.
** He also did a very bad Russian accent for the first ''Film/JamesBond'' special, but soon gave it up as it was wrecking his vocal chords.
** He's also imitated DavidAttenborough narrating a documentary on the rare and elusive 'Hyneman' enough that its become a RunningGag and has prompted Jamie to ask "Is he doing his 'Attenborough' thing again?" on occasion.
** Tory also does this occasionally, usually affecting a faux Italian accent (sometimes Al Pacino style, sometimes not).
* ''JustShootMe'': After realizing that his personality has been stolen from another person, Dennis decides to be himself from now on. He then subconsciously adopts the Irish brogue of the bartender serving him, who doesn't take too kindly to being imitated.
* River briefly takes on Badger's east-end accent in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig."
* Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] trying to affect a British accent in a second-season episode of ''TheWire''... which is humorous, because while the ''character'' is from Baltimore, actor Dominic West is [[HowsYourBritishAccent British]].
** Proposition Joe also pulls this off (and much more effectively) when he's calling around the Baltimore Police Department to try to find out information on Herc, using three different accents (one for each operator he speaks to).
* In the classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', there is a moment where a Klingon mockingly imitates Scotty's accent:
-->'''Scotty:''' Laddie, don't you think you should... ''rephrase'' that?\\
'''Korax:''' [faint Scottish accent] You're right. I should. [No accent] I didn't mean to say the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say the Enterprise should be hauled away ''as'' garbage!
** And in a Season 3 episode ''Nurse Chapel'' also makes a comment to Scotty while imitating his accent.
** Kirk imitated Scotty's accent once during the flight over to the ''Enterprise'' in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''.
* In one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Picard does a Slavic accent when describing an unsuccessful lecture he just sat through: "He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no-one had a chance to interrupt; it was really quite hypnotic."
* Michael Westen of ''Series/BurnNotice'' will quickly jump into an accent necessary to perform his spy game. Sometimes to imitate a foreigner like South African, but usually to maintain a sort of ObfuscatingStupidity by imitating Texan or deep Californian.
** And once ended up subverting the assumptions used in ObfuscatingStupidity by playing "Homer" as ''very clever'' Deep South white trash.
** He also uses an Irish accent briefly when Fiona's brother (and various other IRA folk) show up; they all know him by another, more Irish name. When he says "I'm in Miami now, I need to talk American" and drops the accent, the brother says something to the effect of "[[YourCostumeNeedsWork That accent is terrible]]." (This might be the show [[TakeThatMe poking fun at itself]], since actor Jeffrey Donovan uses his native Massachusetts accent as Michael's normal voice, despite the fact that Michael is a native of Miami, Florida, which is about 1,300 miles or 2,100 km to the south.)
* ''TopGear'': The three (British) presenters occasionally slip into Russian or German accents, usually when a car from that nation is up for review. The ''gefingerpoken'' flew especially thick and fast during a crossover with the hosts of German motoring show ''D Motor''.
** Jeremy commonly does an American one whenever the US comes up (which succeeds in sounding like a mid-western American trying to imitate a southerner.)
* Supervillain Sylar on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' seems to have a knack for using fake accents to [[PaperThinDisguise convince people he's someone that he's not]].
** Someone actually from West Baltimore has noted in passing that [[http://heroeswiki.com/Episode_talk:Into_Asylum#Love_the_Music Sylar cannot do a decent West Baltimore accent]].
* Played with to hilarious effect on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where Spike ([[FakeBrit a British character played by an American actor]]) at one point put on a ''terrible'' American accent and claimed to be Xander's cousin.
** In season two, Buffy briefly imitates Kendra's Jamaican accent.
* Happens a lot on ''{{Series/Angel}}'' whenever someone (usually Gunn) imitates Wesley, or when Wes imitates one of the others, such as when he affects a deep, gravelly-sounding American accent while he and Cordy are [[CrowningMomentOfFunny acting out a hilariously overdramatized rendition of Buffy and Angel's love story.]]
** In an earlier episode, Wesley uses a nasally, slightly higher-pitched American accent when he mimics Cordelia. It's especially funny because Alexis Denisof ''used his real accent for that bit.''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** There's several points in the black and white era in which characters impersonate Dalek accents - in "The Daleks", when Ian has [[DressingAsTheEnemy stolen a Dalek shell]], Susan even specifically says he has to speak like a Dalek or it won't work. Barbara imitates a Dalek voice over a Dalek radio in "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", the Doctor does it to amuse himself after evading capture in "The Space Museum" by hiding in a Dalek shell, Ian does it again at the end of "The Chase" to freak Barbara out and the Second Doctor does it to convince the Daleks he's been Dalekised in "The Evil of the Daleks".
** In "The Celestial Toymaker", the Doctor is forced to imitate the Toymaker's accent in order to command his universe to self-destruct - it doesn't recognise his orders otherwise.
** In "The Gunfighters", Steven and Dodo adopt absolutely horrible [[note]]pity the actual American characters' accents aren't much better[[/note]] American accents while trying to be cowboys in 1880s Tombstone. The natives of Tombstone just assume Steven and Dodo are insane. The Doctor sticks to his usual English accent and blends in a lot better.
** In "The Highlanders", the Second Doctor is cornered by a British redcoat and a Jacobite Highlander. He at first starts trying to diffuse the situation in his British accent, realises this means the Highlander will kill him, switches seamlessly to a Scottish accent, realises this means the Redcoat will kill him, and then decides upon a German accent and the fake name "[[BilingualBonus Doktor von Wer]]", which he keeps for most of the rest of the story. Both his onlookers are convinced, even though they'd heard him babbling in both other accents earlier in the scene.
** "Enemy of the World" involves Patrick Troughton ActingForTwo as both the Doctor and his CriminalDoppelganger Salamander, a Mexican, and [[TheCastShowoff showing off how good an actor he is]] by playing them both impersonating the other's accent (with varying degrees of success depending on position in the story). The voice Troughton used for the Doctor wasn't even the same as his natural voice to begin with.
** Fairly common during the Pertwee era due to the era's interest in social class (and with a bit of TheCastShowoff, as Jon Pertwee was excellent at accents). Upper class Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart puts on a Cockney accent while trying to sneak into the prison in "The Mind of Evil", and the classless but aesthetically posh Third Doctor puts on a working-class Welsh accent while trying to sneak into the Global Chemicals building disguised as a milkman. In "Carnival of Monsters" and "Invasion of the Dinosaurs", the Doctor puts on a Cockney accent to imitate a carnie and a criminal respectively. Upper-middle-class Jo starts speaking in the upper class variant of RP in "The Curse of Peladon" when the Doctor gets her to impersonate a queen. And there's also the scene in "The Time Monster" where the Master is able to perfectly impersonate the Brigadier's voice while trying to summon Benton, but Benton sees straight through him because the Master doesn't get the military terms of address correct.
** In "Terror of the Zygons", Sarah answers a phone call in a Scottish inn in a silly Scottish accent to amuse herself - which turns out to be MoodWhiplash as the call was to tell her Harry has been shot. The Doctor also imitates a Scottish accent when mocking Forgill (not a very good one).
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The 1996 Doctor Who movie]]'' (an American co-production) has The Master, played by Eric Roberts, make fun of The Doctor's English accent. It makes no sense when you consider that The Master himself, as with all other Time Lords, has an English accent in every other one of his incarnations.
** In "Tooth and Claw", David Tennant's Tenth Doctor adopted a fake Scottish accent in order to fool Queen Victoria. [[HowsYourBritishAccent Tennant's natural accent is Scottish]], though not quite the same as the one he uses in the episode. Rose also attempts a Scottish accent, but hers is so bad the Doctor tells her "just stop" after only three or four excruciating words.
** While rescuing his friends from an exploding factory via zeppelin, Mickey seems to decide airship captain = American accent. "Welcome to Mickey Smith Airlines; please enjoy your flight."
** In "The Eleventh Hour", the first time Amy meets the Doctor again as an adult, she puts on an English accent, so he doesn't work out she's the Scottish little girl he met (for her, 12 years ago, for him, less than a minute).
** Amy Pond imitates the Doctor's accent while reading his post-it notes in footage from the online "History Hunt".
** In "Let's Kill Hitler" Rory imitates Amy's Scottish accent. "Clues? What clues?" (Complete with head bobble.)
** Clara in "The Snowmen" is forced to adopt a recieved accent as part of her duties as a nanny, but when on her own uses her natural 'special voice', which is Cockney.
** The Cyber-Planner in "Nightmare in Silver" does the Ninth Doctor's [[OopNorth northern accent]] [[BorrowedCatchphrase (as well as his catchphrase of "fantastic!")]] while mocking some of the previous Doctors.
** In "Mummy on the Orient Express", the Twelfth Doctor has a conversation with himself in which the 'voice' of the other participant is an impression of the distinctive voice and accent of the Fourth Doctor. It's not clear if this was simply the Twelfth Doctor talking himself through an idea 'as' his younger self, or if it was some remnant of the Fourth Doctor speaking through him independently.
** Missy, in "Dark Water"/"Death in Heaven", continually switches her accent as the mood takes her to the point where it's not really possible to work out what her actual accent is, if she even has one at all. She is introduced speaking in a received English accent earlier in the series, with a comment that she likes the Doctor's accent this time around and 'might keep it', and switches to broad, flamboyant Scots as her default around the end of "Dark Water" (the actress's natural one). Even so, she continually adjusts her accent, often to mock who she's talking to, sometimes even in the middle of sentences and usually with some funny voices to go with it.
* In ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', when Victor [[spoiler: is given the Lubov imprint, he uses a Russian]] accent. Not that he's aware of it.
** Same when Echo is given the imprint of a young Russian woman. And yes, she's horrible at it.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' had this to hilarious effect with Deb snarking her brother's girlfriend. "No, see, I made coffee, then I had a cup, and then Dex had a cup, and then I had another cup, and we kept having coffee like that (begin overexaggerated British accent)until the pot was empty." Textual descriptions scarcely do the scene justice - Creator/JenniferCarpenter's wonderful sarcasm really has to be seen to be appreciated.
* ''{{Lovejoy}}'' when talking some ex-soviets into a deal.
-->'''Lovejoy:''' Because the customs man is, you know, one of us.
-->'''Foreigner:''' Coorv-ed?
-->'''Tinker:''' I think he means "Bent"
-->'''Lovejoy:''' I prefer coor-ved.
* Done often in sketches of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''. Also often done [[OohMeAccentsSlipping very badly.]]
-->'''Greg:''' Oh, you're from another land?
-->'''Ryan:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHPtE4mYcm8 Good luck guessing which one.]]
* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Veronica has a knack for accents and vocal impressions, which she uses both to impersonate specific people on the phone and to assume personae in the flesh.
* The titular ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' does this sometimes in the new BBC series, usually when putting on another persona to get something out of someone.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'':
** After Jay points out too many of Gloria's mispronunciations, she starts speaking in a stilted American accent to spite him.
** In another episode, Mitchel and Cameron try to get Lily into a prestigious preschool, and Cameron is so nervous about not being diverse enough to be accepted that he starts affecting a Native American accent, claiming that he's part Cherokee. (Which was really stupid, because most "part-Cherokees" have the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Southwestern American accent]], being from Oklahoma.)
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', "TheRashomon Job", the characters are telling stories that involve each other. Different characters' accents change based on who is narrating that scene, and eventually Sophie and Eliot devolve into mocking each others' accents (English and Southern, respectively).
** Sophie's accent, in particular, gets butchered by every other character, except for Nate.
--> '''Sophie:''' (''to Hardison's impression of her'') I sound like one of the dwarfs in ''Lord of the Rings''.
** Sophie in general tends to adopt various accents for their jobs. Hardison is also pretty good with it, including his British and Jamaican accents.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Barney attempts to sound English to disguise the fact that he's interviewing himself on his video resume.
** After Lily watched a marathon of ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, she spoke in an English accent for a month. She was ''aiming'' for an upper crust accent, but came off sounding Cockney instead.
** In another episode, Lily adopts a ghetto accent and dialect whenever she's with her high school friend Michelle. Lily is completely unaware that she's doing this; that's just how she spoke as a teenager, and seeing someone she knew as a teenager brings back old habits.
* {{Beakman|sWorld}} imitated the accent of the Famous Dead Guys he was disguised as...at least, the most stereotypical of them. For example, he did Alfred Nobel in a Swedish Chef-style lilt...and he even [[GotMeDoingIt got his assistant doing it]]...
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie did this while drunk:
-->'''Leslie''': Let's go down to the pub, get a pint. We'll put our knickers in Music/TheBeatles records. [[CaptainObvious This is an English accent.]]
* In the midst of an already hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A ''Comic Relief'' sketch]], Catherine Tate, while harassing David Tennant as an annoying student, briefly takes on his Scottish accent (which she had teased him about earlier).
* Ash Morgan, as fixer for the long con team in ''Series/{{Hustle}}'' can sometimes get through half a dozen of these an episode as he short-cons his way through getting the team the cars, rooms, identifications, excuses and innumerable other things they need for their latest scam.
** In later seasons, Emma also shows a talent for this, doing the female voices that Ash cannot.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Ross quotes Emily, who is English, when talking to Monica. Monica quickly asks him to stop doing the accent.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Wilson puts on a (pretty good) English accent while pretending to be House's next-door neighbour as part of a ZanyScheme. Later, House phones Wilson and gives him a brief "Hellew, ewld chap!" Although Creator/HughLaurie's natural accent is very proper upper-class English, he delivers the line in a perfect imitation of the typical ''terrible'' attempt at an upper-class English accent often used by American actors.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry goes into a Cockney accent ("Nawt blooody LOIKE-ly!"). Kramer thinks it's lousy, but his own attempt is just as bad.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', imitating Raj's Indian accent is attempting by a good deal of the cast, memorably by Howard once when pretending to BE Raj and coming across sounding "like a [[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] character." Penny also imitated his accent when trying to wonder what made him think rooming with Sheldon would be a good idea "Krishna, I got to get me some of that!" Raj himself has been shown practicing an American accent, once making fun of Leonard and another time not wanting to sound like he is making fun of tech support when calling them.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has JD and Turk told about an unconscious man being brought by his brother from Ireland. Turns out that the "brother" is played by Colin Farrell. When they ask if he's really from Ireland, he tells them (in an American accent) that he's from Boston. A few seconds later, he breaks out the brogue and psychs them.
* Murr from ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' does this with a stereotypical Jamaican accent to a shoe-store customer.
* ''Series/{{QI}}'': Happens on occasion, such as one where Lee Mack mocks the Scots then asks what they thought of his Scottish accent (Creator/DavidTennant: "Oh, was that a Scottish accent?"), and another where Alan Davies puts on a heavy mock-Mexican accent when discussing the Aztecs, after which Stephen points out that the Aztec society in question was ''before'' the Spanish colonization.
* Robert [=McCall=] (Series/TheEqualizer) once puts on a [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents [=NooYawk=] accent]] for comedic effect when repeating to a colleague what a very rude and unhelpful New Yorker he was interviewing for information said to him.
* In a ''SesameStreet'' segment in which the Count Von Count is an elevator attendant, Kermit casually mimics the Count's pronunciation of "elewator".
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode 'Fire', Scully briefly imitates the accent of a (female) British inspector she and Mulder are temporarily working with. (It later transpired that Gillian Anderson could be considered herself British, but YMMV on her accent.)
* In ''Series/DarkMatter'', when the Android is jealous of an Aussie-accented entertainment robot, she proceeds to demonstrate a whole string of comedy accents, including Jamaican.
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[[folder: Music ]]

* When WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/tis/tpsr/32220-ep-25-qgive-me-everythingq reviewed]] Pitbull's "Give Me Everything", he asked why Ne-Yo speaks "Let's do it tonight" in an Australian accent. (Todd even speculated it would be "Let's do it to annoy...")
* Roger Miller sang about the fun of a trip to England in "England Swings" - "Try to mock/the way they talk/fun but all in vain"

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* The first scene of the second act of ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'' has this as a throwaway gag: a maid walks onto the scene and gushes in a fake Irish brogue. Molly, annoyed, asks the maid where she's from. She answers, "Council Bluffs, Iowa, but the employment agency recommends a touch of dialect."
* In ''Theatre/OfTheeISing'', Wintergreen and Mary make preposterous attempts at imitating [[SouthernBelle Diana Devereaux's]] Southern accent in their meeting scene.
-->'''Wintergreen''': Down Carolina way we're all a-crazy about good looking gals, but we-all don't like 'em talking that-a-way.\\
'''Mary''': How do you-all like 'em to talk, sure enough?\\
'''Wintergreen''' (abandoning the accent): Say, that's terrible, isn't it? If she wins would I have to listen to that all the time?
* In ''Theatre/TheManWhoCameToDinner'', Beverly does an excellent imitation of the stuttering, [[IAmVeryBritish "very British"]] speech of an UpperClassTwit by the name of Lord Cedric Bottomley.
* In Arnold Schoenberg's ''Moses und Aron'', Moses mocks his brother's voice at one moment in the first scene which is remarkable for being the only time in the opera Moses actually sings.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Travis is about to battle Letz Shake when his rival Henry [[spoiler:steals his kill, dropping down from the sky and destroying Shake and his machine in one fell swoop]]. Almost immediately after Henry introduces himself, Travis begins mocking his Irish accent.
* In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', [[spoiler:after Frank Fontaine reveals that he has been fooling you as Atlas all the while, he briefly goes back to speaking in Atlas' accent to mock you]].
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has [[CuteMonsterGirl tiefling]] [[LoveableRogue Neeshka]] (American accent) imitating [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Khelgar]] (Scottish accent): "Oohh me stomach! This boat rocks like a baby cradle!"
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Spy sometimes does this to mock his opponents while dominating them. Given that he's French, while his VA is not, this leads to the VA having to sound like a guy with a fake accent impersonating another accent that is also fake.
-->"May I borrow your earpiece? ''Thees is Scout, rainbows make me cry, over!''"
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 4'', Morgan does this when she tells Guybrush that the Marquis De Singe, with the ridiculous French accent, wants to study his ''"unique strain of Pox."''
** Before that, in Chapter 1, Guybrush does this ridiculous French accent when dipping Pink Pajama Pierre into a vat of ink: "Sacré bleu! Eez zis ze end of Pink... Pajama... Pierre? Glug!"
* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', when Lance tells Vivi, "[[BondOneLiner I'll take a rain check on that...]] ''[[{{Pun}} bite]]''!", he mocks her SouthernBelle accent for a bit when he puts the emphasis on the word "bite".
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has an especially odd example in the ''Citadel'' DLC--Liara puts on a SouthernBelle drawl to charm a security guard.
* ''VideoGame/InFamous2'' has an example prior to the final battle with Betrand:
-->'''Cole:''' Oh, do you ''really'' think that I'm the Demon?! (''mimics Bertrand's Southern accent'') The Demon of Empire City?!
* Wheatley spends the first part of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' hiding in the walls and crawl spaces of the facility, only appearing when [[SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS GLaDOS]] is distracted. At one point, when he can't find a distraction and really needs to talk to Chell, he tries speaking in a bad American accent, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he thinks she can't hear him that way]].
--> '''[=GLaDOS=]''': Look, metal ball, [[OhCrap I CAN hear you.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'': The Cragnons' YouNoTakeCandle accent briefly rubs off on Tippi, who finds herself accidentally imitating it during a brief moment in a conversation.
* In the intro to ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', AM mocks Nimdok by briefly imitating a German accent.
-->'''AM:''' How are things in ze pastry corps, Nimdok? Tell me again how you saw ze smoke from ze furnaces, and you thought zey might be roasting chickens?
* One of the DLC maps for ''FireEmblem: Awakening'' is introduced by [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals one of many Annas]], who explains the map's ExcusePlot with an absurdly false French accent.
-->'''Anna:''' Moi? But I am just zee poor defenseless woman who eez pretending to have zee redeekulous fake accent! I cannot actually do zee fighting.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' review, Yahtzee does part of the review in "A ridiculous oirish accent".
** He later did his ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' review in a South African accent.
** And again in ''VideoGame/BioShock1''-related reviews, poking fun at Atlas's accent whenever he says "sploicers"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Kanaya claims to have done this during an instant-message conversation with Eridan. She also does it in text, by imitating Eridan's typing quirk.
-->'''GA''': Has It Occurred To You She May Have Blocked You Because You Are Vvery Ovverbearing\\
'''GA''': I Just Said That Aloud Now In Your Silly Accent And Had A Private Moment Of Enjoyment
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', "Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy", when Tennyo tries a bad Australian accent a la Steve Irwin:
-->'''Tennyo''': Crikey, she’s a byoo-tee! Looka the choppers on ‘er! Tonoit we’re jes gonna watch Ol’ Killer Goodkind as she stalks the wild Chaka in its native habitat. The shoe store. When...
* In ''Literature/LovelaceOneTwo'', Andi (who normally speaks with a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloane_Ranger Sloane Ranger]] [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents London accent]]) briefly imitates the accents of her Alabaman roommate Jennie and New Englander best friend Bell in [[http://banter-latte.annotations.com/2013/07/03/story-day-lovelace-12-part-5/ Part 5]], when they're testing her memory by asking her questions about things they said to her.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony:'' Applejack normally has an Irish accent. The episode "Winning" has a joke about how rarely ''UFP'' follows the plot points from the original show, so Applejack sarcastically switches to the southern US accent that her counterpart from the original show uses:
-->'''Twilight:''' Wow, I can't believe we're using plot points from the actual show this time!\\
'''Applejack:''' Aw, shucks, Twilight. We always try to be as accurate as we can!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spider-Man mocks {{supervillain}} Shocker's accent in this way. He has good reason to, because while Shocker's real name may be Montana (he's the Enforcer by that name, rather than Herman Schultz as in the comics), he sounds more like your [[SouthernFriedPrivate stereotypical Texan]].
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Bart mentions in a Cockney accent that he's going to become a chimney sweep, only to have Homer object that "No son of mine is going to be a 19th century stereotype."
** "Y'mean it ain't me noggin, it's me peepers? Well, that's just luverly!"
** Bart also adopts an old {{prospector}} accent when making fun of Homer's barbershop quartet. "That ain't been popular since aught-six, consarnit!"
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko does this on a couple of occasions when imitating Iroh, whether wondering what Iroh would do or [[CannotTellAJoke trying (and failing) to tell a joke]]. Especially odd because Iroh is one of the few characters on the show that does not have an American accent.
** It's also weird because, judging by the writing we see in-universe, [[TranslationConvention no one's actually speaking English]], and Iroh and Zuko speak the same language with likely the same accent.
* On ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Marlene imitates King Julien's accent while offering him a drinking cup of himself as a replacement crown.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Max's voice actor was a great impressionist and so [[ThrowItIn did this a lot]], dropping into hillbilly accents or doing impressions of famous people apropos of nothing. It worked with the character well enough that the creator, Steve Purcell, [[AscendedFanon worked it back into Max's canonical character]]. The entire purpose of the ventriloquist dummy in ''The Devil's Playhouse'', for instance, is to make him do this, although Sam complains that he makes Scottish Grandpa Stinky sound like 'an Irish pirate'.
* While listening to his British WWI-veteran [[BadassGrandpa valet]] and a war buddy plan a defense of his apartment involving [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Lewis and Vickers machine guns]], {{Archer}} shouts (in an English accent) "Mustard Gas! Zeppelins! No, we're not doing that."
* This is a habit of Mr. Towes from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe''. Often it doesn't even seem to have any relevance to whatever he's talking about. It seems like his voice actor's just having fun.
* Mockery of accents comes up occasionally on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** The kids mocking guidance counselor Mr. Mackey's Appalachian accent.
** Scott Malkinson's speech impediment being mocked.
** Cartman pretending to be Steve Irwin, the (Australian) Crocodile Hunter.
** Cartman providing the voice for his JenniferLopez hand puppet. [[spoiler:Actually a double example, since the puppet's "true identity" is actually Mitch Connor, a man with an American accent disguising himself as Jennifer Lopez.]]
** Cartman pretending to be Russian for a ProfessionalWrestling show.
** Cartman briefly imitating the pilot of a Scottish airline, who announced that the estimated time of their flight will be "twelve 'arrs".
--->'''Cartman:''' ''(angrily)'' TWELVE 'ARRS?!
** Cartman pretending to be a Southern slaveowner. (See a pattern here?)
** The Chinese dodgeball commentators pretending to be Americans, opening their eyes as wide as possible and saying in very flat accents stuff like "I'll use my credit card."

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* The MarxBrothers grew up in a poor part of Manhattan, in and around 1900. Since the area was dominated by Irish and Italian immigrants (the Marxes were of European Jewish descent), Chico taught himself to fake an Italian or Irish accent so he'd be able to pass as a member of either group at need.
* John Barrowman adopted an American accent when his family moved to the United States when he was a child, and uses that accent as his default. On occasion, he has been known to accidentally slip back into his original Scottish accent, such as in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' outtakes.
** He also uses his native Scottish accent with his family.
* There is a real life phenomenon where a person will, upon talking to someone who speaks with an accent, unknowingly and reflexively begin mimicking that accent. When it is pointed out, the person will invariably begin speaking again in their own accent... but if they continue to speak to the person with the accent they will inevitably begin mimicking again. Psychologists and linguists still have no idea why this happens.
** Though some subscribe to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_Accommodation_Theory Communication Accommodation Theory]].
** Creator/StevenSeagal has started doing this in some of his more recent movies.
* TalkLikeAPirateDay.
* In the DVD commentary on an episode of the second season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) briefly do convincing American accents as a joke.
** BradleyJames and ColinMorgan do a similar thing in a Merlin blooper.

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