He's From Queens
Okay now this is the most idiotic subject ever, bet here we go...
I'm from New York City, in New York everyone has an accent, different accents depending one region of the city, and cultural background. My question is why does Spiderman never seem to have even a hint of an accent in the cartoon, especially in TAS where he did not sound like a teenager from New York. I really want to hear a Spiderman who speaks like a New Yorker.
Don't you love my idiotic complaints.
You know, I never realized that Peter should have an accent.
Originally Posted by Blue Wolf
I'm from New York City also. Actually not everyone has an accent. Few persons have the old distinctive Queens, Brooklyn or Bronx accents. For instance a person with a Brooklyn accent would say New Joysie instead of New Jersey. Not many people from Brooklyn talk this way now. It's probably the same for Queens. That may explain why Peter Parker doesn't have that old time New York accent. I think those accents apply more to the older generation of New Yorkers.
Well, then use of the accents of the older generations wouldn't have to be used. The familiar accent used today, that heavy Italian dialect suites everyone well. I can still tell a slight difference between a guy and girl from Queens than a guy and girl from Brooklyn, usually.
Well, children learn the way they talk from their parents or whomever else is raising them, which in this case would be Peter's parents during his very early years, and Aunt May and Uncle Ben after that. I don't know whether we hear any of his parents' speech (in flashbacks or whatever) at any point in the series-- I don't remember ever doing so, but I haven't seen the whole thing either-- but Aunt May and Uncle Ben certainly don't have New York accents, so my guess is that they're not NYC natives and moved there later in life, and Peter picked up his accent (or lack thereof) from them. Also, does anybody know if Peter's parents lived in NYC, or if Peter only moved to Queens after they died and his moved in with his aunt and uncle? That might play a significant role, too.