Toppa Top 10: Hollywood’s Worst Fake Jamaican Accents

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October 11, 2011

6. Hermes Conrad (Phil LaMarr) from Futurama

Matt Groening is a known Jamaica-phile: he covered reggae as a music journalist in his younger years and named The Simpsons‘ Dr. Hibbert after Toots. So we’d expect better than the indistinct accent that voice actor Phil LaMarr adopts for Futurama‘s Hermes. If it wasn’t for his dreads and references to Haile Selassie (and the musical sequence below), we might not even figure him for a yardie.