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19th Mar '16 2:17:22 AM Omeganian
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Drip-Along Daffy": Daffy comes to "clean up this one-horse town", and in the end he does... as streetsweeper. "Lucky for him, it ''is'' a one-horse town."

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Drip-Along Daffy": "WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy": Daffy comes to "clean up this one-horse town", and in the end he does... as streetsweeper. "Lucky for him, it ''is'' a one-horse town."
24th Jan '16 1:38:59 PM Tork
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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/Southern Bastards.''

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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/Southern Bastards.''ComicBook/SouthernBastards.''
24th Jan '16 1:38:24 PM Tork
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* Deconstructed hard in ''ComicBook/Southern Bastards.''
18th Oct '15 5:19:39 PM nombretomado
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* Jesse Custer in the ''Salvation'' arc of {{Preacher}}.

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* Jesse Custer in the ''Salvation'' arc of {{Preacher}}.
''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''.
2nd May '15 8:04:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is a good deal of the plot of ''Film/WalkingTall''.

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* This is a good deal of the plot of ''Film/WalkingTall''.''Film/WalkingTall1973''.



* ''DodgeCity''

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* ''DodgeCity''''Film/DodgeCity''
10th Mar '15 10:43:15 PM FordPrefect
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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': a janitor is praised for "cleaning up the town" as he [[RidingIntoTheSunset walks into the sunset]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' adventure ''Harlequin's Back''. In one of the mini-adventures in the book, "A Fistful of Karma", the PC's must defeat a cruel tyrant who oppresses the people of a mining town.
* ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #71 (back when it wasn't just ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'') had a ''Boot Hill'' module called "The Taming of Brimstone", in which the player characters had to clean up the eponymous town.



* Many episodes of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Often, the SG-1 team arrives on a planet to discover that an enemy force ("Goa'uld" or otherwise) has enslaved or is otherwise tormenting the local population, prompting the team to clean up the town.

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* Many episodes of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Often, the SG-1 team arrives on a planet to discover that an enemy force ("Goa'uld" (Goa'uld or otherwise) has enslaved or is otherwise tormenting the local population, prompting the team to clean up the town.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Emma came to Storybrooke when her long-lost son showed up and said she was TheChosenOne. She didn't believe the kid, but when she got a good look at the town and the crooked mayor, she decided to stay put and be a professional pain in her side, eventually getting the job of sheriff. As such, she's untanggling all of the town's dark secrets.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Emma came to Storybrooke when her long-lost son showed up and said she was TheChosenOne. She didn't believe the kid, but when she got a good look at the town and the crooked mayor, she decided to stay put and be a professional pain in her side, eventually getting the job of sheriff. As such, she's untanggling untangling all of the town's dark secrets.
secrets.

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* The first album by ''Music/TheProtomen'' largely takes place some time after Dr. Light created Protoman to do this, and Mega Man decides to follow in his footsteps. [[spoiler:Mega Man ends up discovering that Protoman [[WorldHalfEmpty grew so disgusted]] with the inhabitants of TheCity and their unwillingness to fight for themselves against [[BigBad Wily's]] [[{{Dystopia}} tyranny]] that he turned on them and became Wily's [[TheDragon Dragon.]]]]

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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'': a janitor is praised for "cleaning up the town" as he [[RidingIntoTheSunset walks into the sunset]].

[[AC:TableTopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' adventure ''Harlequin's Back''. In one of the mini-adventures in the book, "A Fistful of Karma", the PC's must defeat a cruel tyrant who oppresses the people of a mining town.
* ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #71 (back when it wasn't just ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'') had a ''Boot Hill'' module called "The Taming of Brimstone", in which the player characters had to clean up the eponymous town.



* City Marshal [[AwesomeMcCoolname Dallas Stoudenmire]] was brought into El Paso to clean it up as the previous 5 marshals in the last 8 months were either incompetent, corrupt, or killed. He proceded to kill at least 10 criminals in the next year, dropping the crime rate significantly.

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* The first album by ''Music/TheProtomen'' largely takes place some time after Dr. Light created Protoman to do this, and Mega Man decides to follow in his footsteps. [[spoiler:Mega Man ends up discovering that Protoman [[WorldHalfEmpty grew so disgusted]] with the inhabitants of TheCity and their unwillingness to fight for themselves against [[BigBad Wily's]] [[{{Dystopia}} tyranny]] that he turned on them and became Wily's [[TheDragon Dragon.]]]]

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* City Marshal [[AwesomeMcCoolname Dallas Stoudenmire]] was brought into El Paso to clean it up as the previous 5 marshals in the last 8 months were either incompetent, corrupt, or killed. He proceded proceeded to kill at least 10 criminals in the next year, dropping the crime rate significantly.

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* The first album by ''Music/TheProtomen'' largely takes place some time after Dr. Light created Protoman to do this, and Mega Man decides to follow in his footsteps. [[spoiler:Mega Man ends up discovering that Protoman [[WorldHalfEmpty grew so disgusted]] with the inhabitants of TheCity and their unwillingness to fight for themselves against [[BigBad Wily's]] [[{{Dystopia}} tyranny]] that he turned on them and became Wily's [[TheDragon Dragon.]]]]
significantly.
29th Jan '15 6:21:08 PM Geoduck
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* ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'' is another comedic western example.
29th Jan '15 6:16:17 PM ObsidianLight
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* Sivord, a wrecked town in ''Literature/TheWillBeDone'', has it's 'Night of Elimination', where a mysterious stranger kills the major criminals in the town during the course of a single night.
18th Apr '14 3:35:54 PM tryrar
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* The first album by ''Music/TheProtomen'' largely takes place some time after Dr. Light created Protoman to do this, and Mega Man decides to follow in his footsteps. [[spoiler:Mega Man ends up discovering that Protoman [[WorldHalfEmpty grew so disgusted]] with the inhabitants of TheCity [[DyingLikeAnimals and their unwillingness to fight for themselves]] against [[BigBad Wily's]] [[{{Dystopia}} tyranny]] that he turned on them and became Wily's [[TheDragon Dragon.]]]]

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* The first album by ''Music/TheProtomen'' largely takes place some time after Dr. Light created Protoman to do this, and Mega Man decides to follow in his footsteps. [[spoiler:Mega Man ends up discovering that Protoman [[WorldHalfEmpty grew so disgusted]] with the inhabitants of TheCity [[DyingLikeAnimals and their unwillingness to fight for themselves]] themselves against [[BigBad Wily's]] [[{{Dystopia}} tyranny]] that he turned on them and became Wily's [[TheDragon Dragon.]]]]
10th Apr '14 11:49:35 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In HotFuzz, Nicholas Angel has been so effective at cleaning up London that he's making the other cops look bad, so he's transferred to the quiet town of Sandford. At first it looks like there's nothing for him to clean up, but then [[TownWithADarkSecret unusual deaths]] start happening...

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* In HotFuzz, ''Film/HotFuzz'', Nicholas Angel has been so effective at cleaning up London that he's making the other cops look bad, so he's transferred to the quiet town of Sandford. At first it looks like there's nothing for him to clean up, but then [[TownWithADarkSecret unusual deaths]] start happening...
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