"I hate children, I hate teenagers, I hate animals, AND I HATE AMERICA!"
— Wade Collins from iCarly
"The progression is natural: British accent equals gentility equals authority — and we know what American audiences like to see happening to authority."
— George Mac Donald Fraser, The Hollywood History of the World
"I'm fine with that thing where the big villain is a posh British guy because let's face it, cooing at rainbows sounds evil when you do it in a posh British accent. It's only when you make all the evil soldiers Cockneys that you enter the prejudiced parade. Cockney doesn't sound evil, it sounds honest and cheeky chips (?) lovable. You couldn't picture Dick van Dyke hiding in the bushes in a park popping children's balloons with a blowpipe...
...And the most bitter pill to swallow is that they look like Nazis. We helped defeat the Nazis! Maybe we won't next time, America. Maybe after China BUYS you and puts you all to work in the sweatshops and you crawl to Europe for help, we'll go: "Hmm, well, we would, but apparently we're evil, so hands tied."
— Zero Punctuation, Killzone 3
You are so evil and calculating and cold, in the way only a classically-trained British actor can be!
Jeremy Clarkson: "Why is it that in Hollywood they always cast the Brit as the baddie?"
Brian Cox: "I think it's because they kinda mistrust intelligence."
— Top Gear