How to learn a Cockney British accent in under two minutes


#1

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#2

Why would Van Dyke need a coach? Isn’t England foreign? Nobody will notice.


#3

aka: How to accidentally do an Australian accent while trying to sound cockney. At least in my case.


#4

#5

Step 1: hit yourself in the head repeatedly.
Step 2: Uh, woht?


#6

Just say “oi!” a lot, mate.


#7

In a couple of places it sounds like he’s channelling David Bellamy (who, to be fair, did grow up in Cheam).


#8

Definitely what the world was lacking was amateur impressionists doing cockney accents. Truly a public service. apples and pears t’ya matey-o!


#9

He is totally unfazed about that. When he was interviewed by Gilbert Gottfried he said he was on set with all these other British actors and NOBODY SAID A WORD TO HIM so he had no clue at the time.


#10

I blame the director?

Robert Stevenson (31 March 1905 – 30 April 1986) was an English film writer
and director. He was educated at Cambridge Universitywhere he became the
president of both the Liberal Club and the Cambridge Union Society.


#11

I bet 'e karms from Larndon.


#12

What about learning an American accent?


#13

Most annoying companion ever… The line "'S-so what! I’m Perpugilliam Brown, and I can shout as loud as you can! " just made me cringe.


#14

Her accent… she could never get it right. It kept going from a So-Cal valley girl to a 1920s gangster Moll!

But I have to dissent, a bit on most annoying character… I mean, come on, Kamelion exists:


#15

Fair point.
The only good thing about Kamelion was it’s short stay.


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