Youtube videos with strong accents?
February 22, 2011 1:31 PM   Subscribe

What are Youtube videos with strong, classic, interesting, funny accents to imitate?

I'm looking for exactly what the question says. I want to buff up on my funny accent voices, and I'm looking for some good Youtube material to work with. British, American, Australian primarily, but also really anything else. Classic movie characters? Famous actors? Monty Python and equivalents?

posted by schmichael to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For the pompous "mid-Atlantic" accent, look no further than William F. Buckley (although I doubt there are many clips of him being "funny" himself).
posted by Burhanistan at 1:36 PM on February 22, 2011

Can't beat this one
posted by SheIsMighty at 1:50 PM on February 22, 2011

... or any of the BBC "Walk on the Wild Side" videos.
posted by SheIsMighty at 1:51 PM on February 22, 2011

Sir Ian McKellen tells the tales of ducks.
posted by maryr at 2:23 PM on February 22, 2011

A bit of a niche market but Nessa and Stacey's conversation here should give you a good idea of the South Wales (Barry, Cardiff but not the Valleys) accent. A collection of clips from seasons 1 and 2 of the series (spoilers!) shows the South Wales v Essex accents side by side.

For a Welsh Valleys accent, try this customer complaint call to an Asda (Walmart) supermarket call centre (the caller has a strong Valleys accent).
posted by ceri richard at 2:25 PM on February 22, 2011

Alan Partridge has difficulties with geordie
posted by southof40 at 3:04 PM on February 22, 2011

More South Wales but had to include this because it's just so funny as well...
posted by sianifach at 3:27 PM on February 22, 2011

You don't often hear a real Maine accent, and where better thanBert and I?
posted by Ideefixe at 5:22 PM on February 22, 2011

Welsh Accents
21 Accents
posted by exphysicist345 at 7:28 PM on February 22, 2011

Great pickup moves:
posted by knile at 10:10 PM on February 22, 2011

Parliamo Glasgow?! Gaunfurra Daunur!
posted by markkraft at 12:44 AM on February 23, 2011

The Scousers: Did yew gow daown dat Lundun?
posted by Decani at 6:02 AM on February 23, 2011

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