Americans: what do you think of Brits putting on American accents on TV / films?

When I watch American TV, especially sitcoms, there are often some American actors playing English parts, and putting on seriously awful English accents. They're always stereotyped - either cockney (ie working class London) or posh Hugh Grant style accents. And they're rarely believable. A few good... show more When I watch American TV, especially sitcoms, there are often some American actors playing English parts, and putting on seriously awful English accents.

They're always stereotyped - either cockney (ie working class London) or posh Hugh Grant style accents. And they're rarely believable.

A few good actors can do them - I was surprised at how good Johnny Depp's English accent is - but not many.

What do you Americans think of Brits putting on American accents? How about:

Hugh Laurie in "House"
Anna Friel in "Pushing Up Daisies"
Michelle Ryan in "Bionic Woman"
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