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04:51:27 AM May 14th 2011
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There's a scene where the sheriff confronts James Garner's friend, a black SFC, in the post's MP station. The sheriff gets irate and calls the sergeant "boy," and the sergeant immediately puts on the "sho do, massa" routine, speaking in the stereotypical Southern black dialect we all know and, ahem, love. However, he then turns around and drops it in a cold moment to deliver, in perfectly enunciated English, a verbal smackdown on the sheriff. Is there a trope that covers this sort of thing, where someone plays the fool prior to delivering his serious lines? (Yeah, noob here. Hi.)
07:48:10 PM Nov 14th 2011
That would be Obfuscating Stupidity and Poirot Speak. I don't think there's a trope for the HAHAHAHA—no sort of thing going on in there. —Octane
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