"I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive,
And a country boy can survive"
"I wanna start relaxin'
Back in Birmingham or Jackson
When we're having fun, why, no one interferes
I wanna talk with Southern gentlemen
And put my white sheet on again
I ain't seen one good lynchin' in years"
—Tom Lehrer, "I Wanna Go back to Dixie"
"Down in Carolina Way
Lived a man name o' Big BJ
BJ went and got a school
Founded on Caucasian rule
Bumper sticker on his Ford
Says, 'Honkies if you love the Lord'"
—Steve Taylor, "We Don't Need No Colour Code"
Hart: Can you see Texas up there on your high horse? What do you know about these people?
Cohle: Just observation and deduction. I see a propensity for obesity. Poverty. A yen for fairy tales. Folks puttin' what few bucks they do have into a little wicker basket being passed around. I think it's safe to say nobody here's gonna be splitting the atom, Marty.
"You know, they're poor only in money... and spirit, and dignity, and moral fiber, and hygiene..."
— Mike, MST3K
"Isn't that the place where the black guys are really lazy and all the white guys are just as lazy, but they're mad at the black guys for being so lazy?"
— Peter Griffin, Family Guy
Rose: They're just so - alien. The aliens...are so alien. You look at 'em, and they're alien.
Ninth Doctor: Good thing I didn't take you to the Deep South.
— Doctor Who, "The End of the World"
Todd: Aren't you boiling hot in that outfit? It's like 80 degrees in this hallway. Where are you from, the South?
Nicky:...Yes. The DEEP South! (chuckles to himself)
Todd: Why is that funny?
"I did five days of solitary once, when I was a kid. In Texas. Of course, in Texas you might as well be in as out."
"Anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic."
"Southern hospitality is world-famous. Sprawling plantations features stately old homes where visitors are welcomed by stately old Colonels. As soon as you enter one of these mansions and hear the strains of "Dixie" being piped through the Muzak speaker in the front hall, you will fall under the spell of Southern Aristocracy. After a sumptuous dinner of grits and possum, you may even be asked to join the men in the library as they smoke cigars and plot The Second Confederacy. You may even hear the famous slogan, 'If at first you don't secede, try, try again!'
— MAD, "The European Tourist's Guide to the United States"
"Ketchup-dipped deep-fried mother of the year Mama June has been on the receiving end of some unwanted Facebook attention. You know, aside from the never-ending FarmVille requests and direct messages from prisoners that begin with 'Hey, so Iím up for parole at the end of the month...'"
"I was touring the deep south; to be honest, I find those people to be anything but deep..."
"Where the mistakes of the past come alive."
"Downtown Atlanta has an aquarium, a hotel, a McCormick & Schmick's, and 70,000 TGI Friday's. I don't even know if the buildings are real. The whole downtown may just be a set. I couldn't even find a donut joint. It was like Ebola had swept through the town years ago, instead of just this week. No wonder they did the Walking Dead premiere in that city. You don't have to change anything... I was standing in line for a coffee there (call me Petey King Jr.) and the machine broke and when the machine broke, the people behind the counter did nothing. They just stood there and fucking stared off into space. And if you get pissy with Atlanta people about how slow they are, they just accuse YOU of being the asshole. Why are you so uptight about standing there and having all your time wasted, mannnnnnnn? All Southerners believe that they somehow savor life more than their Yankee brethren because they are so painfully slow, but this is a lie. You people need to get your fucking shit together. You aren't seizing the day because it took you three hours to make a sandwich."
—Drew McGary, "Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Atlanta Falcons"