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- A Little Caesar's Pizza commercial for its bacon-wrapped pepperoni pizza features a Simple Country Lawyer who would like to reassure the audience that having that much bacon on one pizza is "perfectly legal."
- The Holy Roller, from Wild Cards.
Films — Animation
- Averted with "Big Daddy" Labouff from The Princess and the Frog. He's a Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit and a bit of a glutton, but a pretty Nice Guy. Played by John Goodman, too (see below).
- Played straight with another John Goodman one: Layton T. Montgomery from Bee Movie. John Goodman seems to like that role.
- Rango has the mayor of Dirt, minus the sweaty part — reptiles can't sweat.
Films — Live-Action
- Constantine: The personification of Lucifer. Complete with Louisiana accent and white suit, which should be noted, was missing shoes, so you could see filth literally dripping off of his bare feet. Probably hot tar or pitch — which sorta makes sense.
- One showed up in Angel Heart. He got his head boiled in gumbo.
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?: Governor Pappy O'Daniel. Corrupt, but in a self-interested, neutral way. Also, John Goodman plays a straighter, evil example, as a shady bible salesman/Klansman who beats the heroes senseless with a tree branch and steals their money. The Real Life Pappy O'Daniel is not an example, however.
- Loren Visser in Blood Simple. is probably the ultimate villainous example of this.
- Passion Fish: The John Sayles movie kinda-sorta averted this, or maybe deconstructed it. A Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit shows up at one point, but he's the main character's gay cousin (who else wears a white suit nowadays?) and the two of them spend a delightful evening drinking heavily and trading family stories.
- In Oliver Stone's JFK, John Candy portrays Real Life New Orleans defense attorney Dean Andrews this way.
- The Longest Yard (2005 version). He's a friend of the prison warden and behaves as you expect from a fat southerner.
- The Waterboy: One of Bobby's professors — so much so that Bobby calls him Colonel Sanders. He isn't evil so much as a Butt Monkey, and he quickly finds out the hard way you don't make fun of Mama.
- The movie Life features at least three examples. Two were prison wardens, the first of whom fits the trope to a T. The second warden is identical in appearance but a much more decent human being. A minor but eventually important villain in the beginning of the film also shows that fat, sweaty, white-bedecked Southern bastards aren't exclusively white.
- Senator Seabright "Sebe" Cooley of South Carolina in Advise & Consent, although he's more wily and shrewd than villainous.
- Casablanca isn't set in the American South, but Signor Ferrari otherwise fits the description quite well.
- Senator Raymond Clark in Seven Days in May is a non-villainous example of the trope.
- Davido, the greedy building developer from (the live-action part of) Arthur and the Invisibles. What he's truly after is the treasure hidden by Arthur's grandfather in the world of the Minimoys.
- South American variant in That Man From Rio. As Adrian is shining a shoeshine kid's shoes (not having any money for the kid doing his) — a fat guy in white brushes the kid aside to get his own shoes done. Adrian polishes his white shoes black, and, of course, he can't see his own shoes.
- Parodied in Doctor Detroit, where Dan Aykroyd pretends to be an example of this trope in order to curry favor with a judge who is an actual example.
- The antagonist of The Muppet Movie, Doc Hopper, the owner of Doc Hopper's French-Fried Frog Legs is fat, Southern, and wears a white suit. He also tries to force Kermit to advertise his restaurant, resorting to attempting both brainwashing and murder when he refuses.
- Judge Josh, corrupt patriarch of Texas City, in Breaker! Breaker!.
- The Big Bad of Prime Cut is an overweight, psychopathic lookalike to Boss Hogg.
- Older Than Radio: Col. Grangerford from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
- The villain in Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox.
- Jimmy Jay Jenkins from the In Death series by Nora Roberts.
- Ignatius Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces actually aspires to this.
- A horror story "The Suit" by G.W. Thomas had the white suit be a Clingy Costume; its overweight Southern owner is promised wealth and power if he keeps feeding the suit with his own fat. Problem is the suit's hunger exceeds his intake of food.
- Elemental Assassin: Captain Wayne Stephenson is a Dirty Cop who is constantly dabbing away sweat with a handkerchief. In Spider's Bite, he shows up at a formal fundraiser wearing a white suit.
- Invoked by one of Richie Tozier's Voice characters in IT.
- Boss Hogg, from The Dukes of Hazzard. Possibly the Trope Codifier.
- Matlock: Ben Matlock has the suit, is a bit on the large side, and sweats a lot, but he's the protagonist and his clients are always innocent. He can be really terrifying when he harangues the witness though.
- Although the main villain from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode Overdrawn at the Memory Bank has based himself on a character from the movie Casablanca, he still belongs to this trope, particularly when it comes to his constant eating and his attempts to be Affably Evil.
- On Good Eats, Alton has an uncle (actually Alton in a costume) who wears a white suit (although he isn't fat or abnormally sweaty), since he's supposed to be a parody of Col. Sanders. He usually shows up when the recipe in question is distinctly Southern (such as fried catfish).
- Mission: Impossible: Jake Morgan, the villain in "Bayou", is a fat, sweaty southerner in a white suit who runs a white slavery ring.
- Ray Ray (who is skinny) and Randy (who is not) as "The Man" in My Name Is Earl.
- In Mad TV the recurring character Son of Dolemite's Arch-Enemy is the fat, sweaty white Sheriff.
Kill that boy! Kill 'em dead!
- Gary Hart (no relation to the Hart Family or Jimmy Hart), a prominent wrestling personality in the South during the territorial days, did the Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit routine.
- Although Ernie Ladd wasn't fat, he did have some of the mannerisms. Southern accent, intensely classist and racist, and when doing interviews, he sometimes donned white or otherwise pastel suits.
- Colonel Robert Parker
- Jim Cornette, who didn't like working people, or women and at the very least was very unconscious or apathetic to the concerns of black people and often wore a white suit. But he didn't get fat until a fall from a scaffold busted his knees.
- Hitman: Blood Money:
- Skip Muldoon is a captain of a luxury riverboat, drug smuggler, and Depraved Bisexual with an emphasis on the depraved.
- John "Pappy" Le Blanc: a paranoid, senile, and dangerously rich head of the Mississippi drug cartel that his half-brother Skip worked for.
- Blake Dexter, the Big Bad of Absolution and an industrialist who kidnaps Victoria.
- Doug Dimmadome from The Fairly OddParents.
- Tiny Attorney from The Venture Bros., another heroic example. Bonus points are awarded for simultaneously being a Simple Country Lawyer.
- In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Forgotten", homeless people are being kidnapped and forced to work in a mine run by one of these types, pictured above complete with a piece of fried chicken and a fan. (All he lacked was a Southern accent.)
- The Simpsons:
Fat Sweaty Guy: I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to divulge information on that client's secret, illegal account. [hangs up] Oh crap, I shouldn't have said he was a client. Oh crap! I shouldn't have said it was a secret. OH CRAP!! I certainly shouldn't have said that it was illegal! Eh, it's too hot today. (fans himself)
- The recurring character of the Rich Texan fits the "fat", "southerner", and "in a white (or, at least, light tan) suit" elements of the trope, though he isn't commonly shown to be sweaty or gluttonous. He is very rich and occasionally somewhat shady.
- Big Daddy on the Spinoff Showcase "Wiggum P.I." is a classic example.
- Wiggum himself gets a related classic line, after watching a racially-insensitive cartoon: "Even I find this offensive, and I'm a fat Southern Sheriff!"
- The southern general that Homer fought a duel with in "E-I-E-I-[Annoyed Grunt]" is also an example.
- Homer was definitely trying for the look when he re-styled himself as "Colonel Homer", manager of Lurleen Lumpkin in the 3rd season episode of the same name. He brings the suit out again in Season 19's "Papa Don't Leech", when Lurleen returns to Springfield.
- Also played with in the episode "Bart the Fink", where the IRS is investigating Krusty the Klown's off-shore accounts and a Fat Sweaty Caymen Islander in a White Suit answers the phone:
- Parodied with the anthropomorphic chicken lawyer.
- Played straight in the Atlantic episode with a Fat Southern Merman in a white suit.
- Codename: Kids Next Door: Jimmy Nixon McGarfield, the Fourth Grade President-for-Life, is a tween example. He starts out with the typical white suit, but gets a black one once he's officially a villain.
- Mr. Fishchoder (who even has a white eyepatch) from Bob's Burgers, minus the fat part.
- Big Boss from C.O.P.S..
- Captain Planet:
- Piggish villain Hoggish Greedley usually preferred the army fatigue look, but appeared in a white suit on occasion.
- He has a grandfather, Don Porkaloin, who played this trope to the hilt.
- One episode of Saturday Supercade, the Donkey Kong cartoon, "Mississippi Madness", has someone named Colonel Culpepper as the main antagonist, who plans to steal a jewel.
- The father of the alligator Southern Belle sisters from Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. Voiced by Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) himself, no less.
- The principal of GESH from Clone High.