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22nd Jan '17 12:17:47 PM karstovich2
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* "But enough about you, here's New Jersey" is a running joke among the residents of New York City as city news outlet (particularly traffic and weather) often dedicate as much time to discussing the neighboring state of New Jersey as they do discussing things locally. Partially this has to do with the fact many commuters live in the New Jersey but also the fact that space for large operations like news broadcasters is more available there (only a few, very successful and established outlets can afford to operate out of NYC).

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* "But enough about you, here's New Jersey" is a running joke among the residents of New York City as city news outlet (particularly traffic and weather) often dedicate as much time to discussing the neighboring state of New Jersey as they do discussing things locally. Partially this has to do with the fact many commuters live in the New Jersey but also the fact that space for large operations like news broadcasters is more available there (only a few, very successful and established outlets can afford to operate out of NYC). This is mirrored somewhat with New Jersey's southern counties and Philadelphia; South Jersey does get decent coverage by Philadelphia media, although because Philly is smaller and less expensive than NYC, the outlets are more likely based in the city itself. Where New Jersey gets the shaft mediawise is Central Jersey, which unfortunately for all involved is where the state's capital of Trenton sits. Neither Philadelphia nor New York outlets seem to have much interest in reporting the goings-on in N.J. government, as it is literally on the border between their two respective spheres of influence: it sits on the other side of the river from Pennsylvania, and Mercer County (where Trenton is) is part of the New York metropolitan area for statistical purposes (based on economic connections) but is part of the Philadelphia media market. Because Trenton is so peripheral, it doesn't get much media coverage, which feeds into the ability of New Jersey politicians to engage in the shady dealings for which they are so famous.
9th Jan '17 4:29:10 AM Lloigor
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** Marvel has extra provincialism related to New York, the city the company's headquartered. The Avengers Tower, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, all hail in\from the Big Apple, and the X-Men live upstate.

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** Marvel has extra provincialism related to New York, the city where the company's headquartered. The Avengers Tower, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, all hail in\from the Big Apple, and the X-Men live upstate.
9th Jan '17 4:27:37 AM Lloigor
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* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel Comics]] is also guilty, as many of their heroes are based in New York. This has been Lampshaded. Even ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, who is from Canada and will kill you if you insult it, spends most of his time in the US. When this character started to get popular, several attempts were made to {{retcon}} him into [[HomegrownHero actually being American]]. Fortunately, none of these stuck.

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* [[MarvelUniverse Marvel Comics]] is also guilty, as many of their heroes are based in New York. This has been Lampshaded.lampshaded. Even ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, who is from Canada and will kill you if you insult it, spends most of his time in the US. When this character started to get popular, several attempts were made to {{retcon}} him into [[HomegrownHero actually being American]]. Fortunately, none of these stuck.
9th Jan '17 4:26:37 AM Lloigor
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** Every superpowered alien in the DC Universe- Superman, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, etc. - either chooses to live in the United States or ends up there by chance.

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** Every superpowered alien in the DC Universe- Universe - Superman, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, etc. - either chooses to live in the United States or ends up there by chance.
2nd Jan '17 5:02:44 AM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/AztecWars'', made by a Russian development studio, is set in an alternate timeline where the Aztecs have conquered all of Europe; save for China, there's only one nation that can stand against them... and that's the Russians, of course. They're also [[NoCampaignForTheWicked the only nation to get a campaign of their own.]]



* Parodied in [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/09/the-torment-of-a-thousand-yesterdays/ the first strip]] of ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''

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* Parodied in [[http://nonadventures.com/2006/09/09/the-torment-of-a-thousand-yesterdays/ the first strip]] of ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''.
27th Dec '16 4:38:32 AM ZangotheChua
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* "But enough about you, here's New Jersey" is a running joke among the residents of New York City as city news outlet (particularly traffic and weather) often dedicate as much time to discussing the neighboring state of New Jersey as they do discussing things locally. Partially this has to do with the fact many commuters live in the New Jersey but also the fact that space for large operations like news broadcasters is more available there (only a few, very successful and established outlets can afford to operate out of NYC).
26th Dec '16 9:24:23 AM igordebraga
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* Creator/ShaneBlack usually sets his movies in Los Angeles (both written, such as ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/TheLastBoyScout'', and directed, including ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' and ''Film/TheNiceGuys''), where he's lived since high school. One of the few aversions, ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', still fits for opening in Black's home state of Pennsylvania.
* While Comicbook/IronMan is based on New York in the comics, [[Film/IronMan the movies]] place him in California instead - from the headquarters of Marvel Comics (see the folder above) to one of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]].



** There's finally an attempt at expanding the wizarding world with the ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' movie, set in 1920s New York City... [[CaliforniaDoubling even if it was filmed in England]].



* Any sport mostly focused on one country / region for that matter. Up until the 1960s, there was no Ice-Hockey outside the NHL according to US newspapers. And it took quite some time (and Dirk Nowitzki) to realize that Basketball is played outside the NBA. Baseball is a different story, but American Football is still called "NFL Football" '''even in other places where it is played''' - all that despite there being a European Championship of American Football since the 1980s.

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* Any sport mostly focused on one country / region for that matter. Up until the 1960s, there was no Ice-Hockey Ice Hockey outside the NHL according to US newspapers. And it took quite some time (and Dirk Nowitzki) to realize that Basketball is played outside the NBA. Baseball is a different story, but American Football is still called "NFL Football" '''even in other places where it is played''' - all that despite there being a European Championship of American Football since the 1980s.



* [[{{VideoGame/Civilization}} Civilization IV]] shows signs of this in its soundtrack. Although the opening theme is in Swahili and the Ancient and Classical eras' soundtracks include Asian and African music, beginning in the Medieval era, the soundtrack consists entirely of European and North American music, with the Modern era's soundtrack consisting entirely of the works of US composer John Adams.

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* [[{{VideoGame/Civilization}} ''[[{{VideoGame/Civilization}} Civilization IV]] shows ''shows signs of this in its soundtrack. Although the opening theme is in Swahili and the Ancient and Classical eras' soundtracks include Asian and African music, beginning in the Medieval era, the soundtrack consists entirely of European and North American music, with the Modern era's soundtrack consisting entirely of the works of US composer John Adams.



** A state-centric view can occur at times: Doug has filmed some episodes cheering for Chicago teams, Webvideo/TheCinemaSnob will often mention Illinois, and the NYC-based Webvideo/TheNostalgiaChick and friends love Broadway musicals.



* A lot of songs that have become "classics" in a certain language are often just translated covers. ''Music/MyWay'' by Music/FrankSinatra, for instance, is not American in origin, but a cover of "Comme d'Habitude" by French singer Claude François. Several traditional children's songs also exist in French, German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian versions and it's often difficult to trace which one was the original.

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* A lot of songs that have become "classics" in a certain language are often just translated covers. ''Music/MyWay'' "Music/MyWay" by Music/FrankSinatra, for instance, is not American in origin, but a cover of "Comme d'Habitude" by French singer Claude François. Several traditional children's songs also exist in French, German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian versions and it's often difficult to trace which one was the original.
12th Dec '16 9:13:52 AM Prime32
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* In {{sentai}} and MagicalGirl anime, it is seldom explained why the heroes all live in such a small area that they will all encounter each other, and why supernatural villains that attack civilians only do so in areas where the heroes will learn about it. In the most extreme examples, people from the Tokyo area proper are not treated as having a Regional Accent unless the story intentionally takes place elsewhere in the country.

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* In {{sentai}} and MagicalGirl anime, it is seldom explained why [[CityOfAdventure the heroes all live in such a small area that they will all encounter each other, other]], and why supernatural villains that attack civilians only do so in areas where the heroes will learn about it. In the most extreme examples, people from the Tokyo area proper are not treated as having a Regional Accent unless the story intentionally takes place elsewhere in the country.
8th Dec '16 3:56:27 PM skteosk
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*** This seems to be more a case of the Doctor lampshading the attitude in the Brigadier. The Brigadier, without a hint of irony, states that "Naturally, the only country that could be trusted with such a role was Great Britain" and seems to think that the Doctor's agreeing with him, then realises a moment later that the Doctor's actually taking the mick.


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*** This even happens ''in universe'' in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' when American captain Kathryn Janeway informs American officer Tom Paris that he's the latest in a line of pioneers including Orville Wright, Neil Armstrong and Zefram Cochrane. Made especially egregious by the fact that Armstrong is blatantly the odd man out among a list of pioneers of new modes of travel (he was a pioneer of exploration) and it should be Yuri Gagarin.
2nd Dec '16 6:23:27 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' and ''Manga/KOn''[='s=] animated adaptations have the characters go to Kyoto for a ClassTrip, with nice Kyoto {{Real Place Background}}s to give it that extra sense of flair, thanks to the locale of KyotoAnimation, the studio who did the adaptations. Gets particularly weird with ''K-On!'' specifically because some of the settings in the girls' hometown are also taken from Kyoto, despite the fact they have to travel to visit Kyoto, implying they ''don't'' live there.
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