If you’re from here (or HE-yA) it’s not easy to pull off the most famous regional accent on the planet. Are these ABSOLUTE WORST BOSTON accents in the movies?
The world famous Boston accent has been used, abused and made fun of, in movies and television for decades. Some shows and movies have gotten it right, others, not.
As discussed last year here, our language is so famous, it’s been the inspiration behind countless Saturday Night Live skits. How about those famous Dunkin commercials? Remember Jimmy Fallon in Fever Pitch? He had to learn all about our wonderful vernacular, and he’s a Yankees fan. But, I’m sad to report, not every attempt to capture our accent in the movies and TV nailed it. In fact some of Hollywood’s biggest names, are the biggest FAILS, when it comes to the Boston accent.
When Do We Lose Our Accent? (Or Do We?)
That’s a great question. Some always retain a bit of the Boston-ese. If we’re together during the holiday’s listen carefully. You can hear me slip back into my childhood tone, as if I was with Mom at Joardan MAASH at Christmas. Sometimes, I bring a grinda, to work. (In Philly, they call it a hoagie.) Being from WISTA, it took me a few years, to loose the accent. But it comes back around the holidays, CUZ, I’m with my family, and the influence is OVA-powering.
We have put together of some of the more famous attempts at Boston-ese in the movies and TV. Some are good, others, NOT so much. A few that made the list, you may not even remember seeing. It was probably for the best.
So, let’s go find the ABSOLUTE WORST BOSTON accents in the movies and TV! Maybe someday, Hollywood will hire us, to coach the stars!