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22nd Aug '17 8:21:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* US Acres, again, in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''. For that matter, the life of Jon's [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1988/01/26/ hayseed folks]] in ''{{Garfield}}'' (the two farms are canonically neighbors). Jim Davis is a native son of Muncie, Indiana.

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* US Acres, again, in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''. For that matter, the life of Jon's [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/1988/01/26/ hayseed folks]] in ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' (the two farms are canonically neighbors). Jim Davis is a native son of Muncie, Indiana.
9th Jan '17 2:06:06 PM margdean56
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This comes from the pre-1950's idea of life in the Midwest as it actually used to be. Since then, however, much of the region has been urbanized or at least suburbanized (that famous Prairie is probably a strip-mall now), but the image has persisted despite being a mostly [[DeadHorseTrope idealized]] version of [[RealLife modern]] times. In old theatrical cartoons with farm settings, the soundtrack may include such {{standard snippet}}s as "Old [=MacDonald=] Had a Farm", "Chicken Reel" or "Turkey in the Straw". And of course, HilarityEnsues when the CityMouse tries to fit in.

It is a part of FlyoverCountry and you can expect it to cross into WildWilderness if it's a remote part of the country, or to dip into SweetHomeAlabama even if it's set in the Midwestern region. Can overlap with EverytownAmerica if it's near or set around a town. Do not confuse it with it DeepSouth (that is a trope dealing with social structure and people not the region itself), or a 'countrified version' of {{Suburbia}}, as this trope exemplifies the openness of an area, sparseness of population, and lack of housing.

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This comes from the pre-1950's pre-1950s idea of life in the Midwest as it actually used to be. Since then, however, much of the region has been urbanized or at least suburbanized (that famous Prairie is probably a strip-mall now), but the image has persisted despite being a mostly [[DeadHorseTrope idealized]] version of [[RealLife modern]] times. In old theatrical cartoons with farm settings, the soundtrack may include such {{standard snippet}}s as "Old [=MacDonald=] Had a Farm", "Chicken Reel" or "Turkey in the Straw". And of course, HilarityEnsues when the CityMouse tries to fit in.

It is a part of FlyoverCountry and you can expect it to cross into WildWilderness if it's a remote part of the country, or to dip into SweetHomeAlabama even if it's set in the Midwestern region. Can overlap with EverytownAmerica if it's near or set around a town. Do not confuse it with it DeepSouth (that is a trope dealing with social structure and people people, not the region itself), or a 'countrified version' of {{Suburbia}}, as this trope exemplifies the openness of an area, sparseness of population, and lack of housing.
9th Jan '17 2:05:21 PM margdean56
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It is a part of FlyoverCountry and you can expect it to cross into WildWilderness if its a remote part of the country or to dip into SweetHomeAlabama even if its set in the Midwestern region, can over lap with EverytownAmerica if its near or set around a town. Do not confuse it with it DeepSouth, that is a trope dealing with social structure and people not the region itself, or a 'countrified version' of {{Suburbia}} as this trope exemplifies the openness of an area and sparseness of population and lack of housing.

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It is a part of FlyoverCountry and you can expect it to cross into WildWilderness if its it's a remote part of the country country, or to dip into SweetHomeAlabama even if its it's set in the Midwestern region, can over lap region. Can overlap with EverytownAmerica if its it's near or set around a town. Do not confuse it with it DeepSouth, that DeepSouth (that is a trope dealing with social structure and people not the region itself, itself), or a 'countrified version' of {{Suburbia}} {{Suburbia}}, as this trope exemplifies the openness of an area and area, sparseness of population population, and lack of housing.
29th Dec '16 11:27:16 AM nombretomado
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* In the Franchise/DCUniverse, pretty much any presentation of Franchise/{{Superman}} (be it comics, movies, [[Series/{{Smallville}} live-action TV]], or in the DCAnimatedUniverse) is bound to depict Clark Kent's ([[ComicBook/KingdomCome only rarely]] [[DoomedHomeTown doomed]]) hometown of Smallville this way.

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* In the Franchise/DCUniverse, pretty much any presentation of Franchise/{{Superman}} (be it comics, movies, [[Series/{{Smallville}} live-action TV]], or in the DCAnimatedUniverse) Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse) is bound to depict Clark Kent's ([[ComicBook/KingdomCome only rarely]] [[DoomedHomeTown doomed]]) hometown of Smallville this way.
23rd Oct '16 11:49:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', Mia�s maternal grandparents and cousin Hank from Indiana stay with her. They're from a farm, talk like hicks, and for Domini's Pizza in a city famous for diverse restaurants (though Hank is very handsome and ends up becoming a model). Interestingly, while the book stereotypes Hoosiers as if the author had never met any, the author herself is from a bustling Indiana city.

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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', Mia�s Mia's maternal grandparents and cousin Hank from Indiana stay with her. They're from a farm, talk like hicks, and for Domini's Pizza in a city famous for diverse restaurants (though Hank is very handsome and ends up becoming a model). Interestingly, while the book stereotypes Hoosiers as if the author had never met any, the author herself is from a bustling Indiana city.



* "''GreenAcres'', we are there....!" Dun nuh, d-dun nuh, dun dun!
* Deployed clumsily in Season 4 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' when six terrorists casually hijack a nuclear missile convoy in [[TheMountainsOfIllinois "the mountainous terrain"]] of eastern Iowa. Dialog indicates that the 24verse's Midwest lacks any and all of the communication technology, surveillance measures and rapid response capabilities that Los Angeles-based CTU take for granted.

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* "''GreenAcres'', "''Series/GreenAcres'', we are there....!" Dun nuh, d-dun nuh, dun dun!
* Deployed clumsily in Season 4 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' when six terrorists casually hijack a nuclear missile convoy in [[TheMountainsOfIllinois "the mountainous terrain"]] of eastern Iowa. Dialog indicates that the 24verse's Midwest lacks any and all of the communication technology, surveillance measures and rapid response capabilities that Los Angeles-based CTU take for granted.
23rd Oct '16 11:48:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', Mia’s maternal grandparents and cousin Hank from Indiana stay with her. They're from a farm, talk like hicks, and for Domini's Pizza in a city famous for diverse restaurants (though Hank is very handsome and ends up becoming a model). Interestingly, while the book stereotypes Hoosiers as if the author had never met any, the author herself is from a bustling Indiana city.

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23rd Oct '16 1:43:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lampooned ''repeatedly'' by ''TheOnion'', a satiric newspaper founded in Madison, WI. Examples of its self-referential mockery of the Midwest: "Rural Nebraskan Can't Handle Frantic Pace of Omaha." "Rural Illinois' Sexiest Moms." [with a picture of an overweight Soccer mom].

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* Lampooned ''repeatedly'' by ''TheOnion'', ''Website/TheOnion'', a satiric newspaper founded in Madison, WI. Examples of its self-referential mockery of the Midwest: "Rural Nebraskan Can't Handle Frantic Pace of Omaha." "Rural Illinois' Sexiest Moms." [with a picture of an overweight Soccer mom].
22nd Oct '16 5:04:39 PM eroock
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-->--'''''Website/TheOnion: Our Dumb World'''''

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11th Aug '16 7:42:01 AM DesertDragon
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To Hollywood writers, the [[FlyoverCountry midwestern United States]] consists mainly of farms and towns of fewer than 10,000 people. The only cities of note are UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (Detroit's particularly popular for crime dramas, for [[WretchedHive obvious reasons]]). The cities of [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], [[UsefulNotes/StLouis St. Louis]], {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, Cincinnati, UsefulNotes/KansasCity, and UsefulNotes/{{Indianapolis}} only appear if the writer feels like being different.[[note]]This might seem like a large list, but the odds of any ''one'' of these cities appearing in fiction are relatively slim. And for reasons known only to Hollywood, the city of Columbus, Ohio is never seen in media outside of college sports, despite being one of the largest and most affluent cities in the region.[[/note]] In the minds of most TV and film writers, the [[{{Arcadia}} idyllic culture]] of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' persists into the 21st century.

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To Hollywood writers, the [[FlyoverCountry midwestern United States]] consists mainly of farms and towns of fewer than 10,000 people. The only cities of note are UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} and UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (Detroit's particularly popular for crime dramas, for [[WretchedHive obvious reasons]]).UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. The cities of [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]], [[UsefulNotes/StLouis St. Louis]], {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Milwaukee}}, Cincinnati, UsefulNotes/KansasCity, and UsefulNotes/{{Indianapolis}} only appear if the writer feels like being different.[[note]]This might seem like a large list, but the odds of any ''one'' of these cities appearing in fiction are relatively slim. And for reasons known only to Hollywood, the city of Columbus, Ohio is never seen in media outside of college sports, despite being one of the largest and most affluent cities in the region.[[/note]] In the minds of most TV and film writers, the [[{{Arcadia}} idyllic culture]] of ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' persists into the 21st century.
6th Aug '16 10:00:34 AM nombretomado
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* In the DCUniverse, pretty much any presentation of Franchise/{{Superman}} (be it comics, movies, [[Series/{{Smallville}} live-action TV]], or in the DCAnimatedUniverse) is bound to depict Clark Kent's ([[ComicBook/KingdomCome only rarely]] [[DoomedHomeTown doomed]]) hometown of Smallville this way.

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* In the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, pretty much any presentation of Franchise/{{Superman}} (be it comics, movies, [[Series/{{Smallville}} live-action TV]], or in the DCAnimatedUniverse) is bound to depict Clark Kent's ([[ComicBook/KingdomCome only rarely]] [[DoomedHomeTown doomed]]) hometown of Smallville this way.
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