Netflix has been adamantly recommending My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to me and I finally checked it out.
Cute, but I'll certainly not be a Brony any time soon. That said, in cartoons such as this I usually gravitate towards the vain bitch (I love you, Rarity) but I can't help but love the hard-working Southern lass.
While geeking out to Applejack's gumption and oh-so-cute accent, I couldn't help but reflect on some of my other favourite Southern belles.
And don't forget her down-home quotes such as "You look nervous as a long-tailed cat in room full of rocking chairs."
Driving her Compact Pussycat, Penelope wore white gogo boots, a pink racing uniform, and came equipped with all manner of stereotypical beauty supplies to wield as weapons in her races.
Although supposedly a hastily-created afterthought in the development of Whacky Races, Penelope went on to spread her Southern ladylike wiles in her own show, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.
The Blanche Devereaux of cartoon cats, Annabelle proved that Southern graces more than make up for any obesity issues.
Even Eek! himself was constantly surprised when others commenting on Annabelle's weight, once commenting "The more of you there is, the more there is to love."
Gawww, sho shweet.
A Mobian rabbit who was only partially "Roboticized" by Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Bunnie escaped and joined the Knotholl Freedom Fighters. Sporting a violet leotard, her roboticized limbs gave this gal-with-gumption all the boosted strength her Southern heart wanted to smash out.
Similar to Rogue, Bunnie was clearly the "muscle" character of the bunch but rather than being a dumb brute, we were treated to a lass who didn't let the "lil' thangs" quash her optimism.
Whereas southern gentlemen in cartoons are generally racist colonels or redneck yokels, the ladies of the Deep South are gentle, graceful, charming... that is, until you piss them off, then WHOA NELLY, you're in for the beating of your life, sugah!