Actor and Baltimore native Josh Charles dusted off his “Bawlmer” pronunciation and shared his love for Charm City on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Actor and Baltimore native Josh Charles dusted off his “Bawlmer” pronunciation skills and shared his love for Charm City on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on June 13.
The two celebrities joked about the city’s recent ranking as No. 18 on a list of the country’s sexiest accents. Charles, who starred in the television show “The Good Wife,” then took some ribbing from Fallon about his passion for the city.
“If you mention Baltimore, somewhere Josh Charles is going ‘that’s right,’” Fallon said with a whoop. “You are the biggest fan of Baltimore. Anything Baltimore … you bleed Baltimore.”
Fallon asked Charles to say a few simple phrases in his best Baltimore accent — “Hey hon, can you please put some flowers in some water,” “On Tuesday, I was taking some pictures down the ocean,” and “The mirror on the bureau fell on me and I had to call an ambulance.”
Charles also mused about the phrases “let’s go,” and “let’s go home” and how they are frequently abbreviated in Baltimore to “skgo” and “skgome.”
The actor also mentioned his first film appearance in John Waters’ “Hairspray” and a later performance alongside the late Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society,” which Charles said filmed in nearby Delaware.