“Downton Abbey” With American Accents Is Bizarre


>>Stephen: I THINK ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT I SUSPECT MAKES THE SHOW SO ALLURING AND SEEM IN
SOME WAYS LIKE A FAIRY TALE TO US IN THE UNITED STATES IS JUST
HOW PLUMBING ALL YOUR ACCENTS ARE. I THINK PART OF THE PEOPLE FOR
AMERICANS WE HEAR THAT ACCENT AND THINK OF IT AS VERY CLASSY. I’D LIKE TO TRY AN EXPERIMENT
RIGHT NOW, IF YOU DON’T MIND. YOU CAN GUYS TRY AN AMERICAN
ACCENT FOR ME? THESE ARE ACTUAL– MICHELLE,
THAT’S FOR YOU. ALLEN, OVER THERE. HUGH, THIS IS FOR YOU. THIS IS A SCENE FROM “DOWNTON
ABBEY,” AN ACTUAL SCENE, WHERE YOU’RE TRYING IT DECIDE WHAT TO
DO TO COVER THE COSTS BECAUSE YOU’RE HARD UP FOR MONEY, AND I
WOULD LIKE IT IF YOU COULD PLEASE DO IT WITH AMERICAN
ACCENTS, NOT BRITISH ACCENTS, AND SEE IF IT DOESN’T BRING YOU
PEOPLE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
JUST BRING YOU PEOPLE DOWN TO EARTH A LITTLE BIT.>>SEE IF YOU STILL LIKE US.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. ARE WE OPEN ON “DOWNTON ABBEY,”
SCENE IN PROGRESS.>>WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? ( LAUGHTER )
>>I WANT TO EXPLAIN WHY I THINK WE SHOULD TURN DOWN WAVEL’S
OFFER.>>I KNOW WE ARE ONLY THE
CARETAKERS OF DOWNTON, BUT, DAD, SOME THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE.>>TRUE. ( LAUGHTER )
TRUE, BUT WE MUSTN’T DESTROY WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO PROTECT. HE WOULD WRECK THIS UGLY PLACE
FOREVER WITH HIS UGLY, CHEAP HOUSES.>>BUT YOU CAN’T BLOCK ALL
DEVELOPMENT.>>OH, NO. NO, HONEY, I WON’T. I INTEND TO EXPAND BUT WITHOUT
SPOILING. I’M GOING TO MAKE A PLAN AND
FIND A SOLID BUILDER WHO CAN FIT INTO THE VILLAGE AND NOT RUIN
IT.>>HEY, GUYS, THAT MAY BE HARD
TO ACHIEVE. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )( CHEERS )
>>IT MAY BE HARDER THAN CASHING
WAVEL’S CHECK, BUT DOES THAT
MEAN WE SHOULDN’T TRY?>>NO!>>WE WILL BUILD. WE’LL EVEN MAKE MONEY FOR THE
ESTATE, BUT WE WON’T DESTROY WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT THIS
PLACE. DO YOU THINK THAT’S WRONG?>>NO, IT’S NOT WRONG.>>HEY, LET’S JUST FORGET ABOUT
THIS. MARY, WHO ARE YOU WEARING? ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: AND SCENE!

100 Replies to ““Downton Abbey” With American Accents Is Bizarre”

  1. Yup, sound dumb as fuckin’ rocks. Good thing they broke character or they would’ve been in MAGA hats humping a sibling before the evening was done.

  2. I watch the Downtown Abbey franchise at my local theater all the time. For those of you that haven't checked it out yet, it's about this working girl named Abbey, who works downtown. In every episode, she becomes intimately involved with her clients' problems and is in a position to help them out in various ways throughout the story. One of her faithful friends is officer Riley, who has a lot of understanding for her profession.

  3. Tim Gunn is such an iconic speech figure. His vocabulary is so 'posh' in his own American way. That's why Allen chose to have fun with Tim's accent. Brilliant!

  4. That one dude (the one who doesn't sound like a queer) sounds like he could voice the Imperials in an Elder Scrolls game.

  5. Both modern French and Modern English have an affectation that the upper class took on in the 1500 – 1700.. Old Anglish from Friesland sounded more like American English than modern British English.

  6. Funny…but you people do realize that the actual American accent is the true British accent. During the American Revolution is when the British changed how they talk. The past two centuries the “American accent” had been the original English accent. So……lol.

  7. yeah the British accents definitely make it work cos this just makes it feel like some awful reality show 😂😂😂

  8. Hello from Oct 22nd, 2019! I just began watching Downton Abbey today. This show is a MASTERPIECE
    If you haven't seen it, watch it immediately when you have the time.

  9. It's funny to read comments by horrified and hurted americans, although they are the first to offend and mock basically any non-native English speaker in the world…

  10. Alan Leech is delicous. Take him out of his fancy, expensive shoes and keep him barefoot in my kitchen. In his beautiful suit and tie, of course

  11. Very hilarious!! It would be nice to see the rest of the Downton Abbey cast using american accents at the same time. It would be fun to see Maggie Smith using one. 😂

  12. Never watched Downton Abbey, but I love this cast, particularly Michelle, she reminds me of a very very dear friend of mine.

  13. I remember a fake commercial of an American police procedural with Michelle Dockery, where she keeps slipping back into Lady Mary at every opportunity, going back to her posh accent

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