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The Mentalist

I'm watching episode 9 of the second season of The Mentalist. Is anybody else a fan? Just curious, because I've noticed about a dozen or so times where Simon Baker's (Jane) accent slips from his fake American (which is, admittedly, usually very good) to his native Australian in this episode alone. I have also noticed that Owain Yeoman (Rigsby) seems to slip into his native accent (Welsh) more in the same episodes that Simon Baker slips into his native accent. And it's been happening more during the second season than it did in the first. Is it lazy acting? Or do the directors/producers/whatevers think that slipping in the accents makes the characters more mysterious? Because I get a twitch every time their accents slip. Not that they aren't lovely accents (Baker's especially, though, overall, his voice is just incredibly pleasant). I just think it shows more talent to fake an accent authentically than to only halfheartedly try.

However, I have heard worse accents before. Philip Glenister plays an American in the canceled ITV drama Demons and has, by far, the worst fake accent I've ever heard.

Oooo. Question, f-list, what's the worst fake accent you've heard?

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Late comment is late, but the worst fake accent I've heard? Each and every Swedish accent in any media. -_-
I can totally see that.