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19th Jan '17 9:19:50 PM arkryoga
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* Uptight, neurotic calligrapher Handa must deal with an island village full of laid-back eccentrics in ''{{Manga/Barakamon}}''.
12th Jan '17 5:02:14 PM eowynjedi
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* The inhabitants of [[Series/TheVicarOfDibley Dibley]], with the [[OnlySaneMan possible exception of]] the Vicar and David Horton.

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* The inhabitants of [[Series/TheVicarOfDibley Dibley]], with the [[OnlySaneMan possible exception of]] the Vicar and David Horton. What's disturbing is that the producers report having ''multiple'' letters from people saying that this was exactly like their own village.
29th Feb '16 2:27:59 PM tropesinreadiness
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* ''Series/JamAndJerusalem'' turns this trope into one of its main themes.
30th Sep '15 9:42:12 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' takes place in Camden County, where everyone is either a crook, stupid, crazy, or all of the above.
19th Sep '15 4:14:23 PM Griffonmender
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* Subverted in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', where the people of Royston Vasey are certainly eccentric, but very, very far from harmless.

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* Subverted Played with in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', where the people of Royston Vasey are certainly eccentric, but very, very far from harmless.
7th May '15 9:00:07 AM FF32
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* The titular town from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', to be sure. There's ditzy waitress and CrazyCatLady Lazy Susan, [[TestosteronePoisoning comically-macho]] lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy, and hillbilly MadScientist and self-declared "local kook" Old Man [=McGucket=]. [[spoiler: Justified due to the fact that the LaserGuiedAmnesia the townsfolk are subjected to whenever they encounter [[TownWithADarkSecret something they shouldn't]] leads to mental deterioration.]]

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* The titular town from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', to be sure. There's ditzy waitress and CrazyCatLady Lazy Susan, [[TestosteronePoisoning comically-macho]] lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy, and hillbilly MadScientist and self-declared "local kook" Old Man [=McGucket=]. [[spoiler: Justified due to the fact that the LaserGuiedAmnesia LaserGuidedAmnesia the townsfolk are subjected to whenever they encounter [[TownWithADarkSecret something they shouldn't]] leads to mental deterioration.]]
19th Apr '15 8:44:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in ''TheTallGuy'' when JeffGoldblum is hired to play one, and is told to give a simple one-line greeting in a mysterious manner.

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* Spoofed in ''TheTallGuy'' ''Film/TheTallGuy'' when JeffGoldblum Creator/JeffGoldblum is hired to play one, and is told to give a simple one-line greeting in a mysterious manner.
11th Apr '15 5:16:21 PM FF32
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* GravityFalls, to be sure. There's ditzy waitress and CrazyCatLady Lazy Susan, [[TestosteronePoisoning comically-macho]] lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy, and hillbilly MadScientist and self-declared "local kook" Old Man [=McGucket=].

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* GravityFalls, The titular town from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', to be sure. There's ditzy waitress and CrazyCatLady Lazy Susan, [[TestosteronePoisoning comically-macho]] lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy, and hillbilly MadScientist and self-declared "local kook" Old Man [=McGucket=]. [[spoiler: Justified due to the fact that the LaserGuiedAmnesia the townsfolk are subjected to whenever they encounter [[TownWithADarkSecret something they shouldn't]] leads to mental deterioration.]]
18th Oct '14 4:41:16 PM PF_Fan
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* The entertainingly kooky residents of Rome, Wisconsin in ''Series/PicketFences''.
5th Oct '14 1:47:08 AM XFllo
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* The residents of the [[TownWithADarkSecret village Sandford]] in ''Film/HotFuzz''. But it's a dark form of this however; many of the townsfolk do have their stereotypes, or at least roles, but it turns out that [[spoiler:they're actually murdering anyone who threatens the town's rural image, including other EccentricTownsfolk]].
** But...it's for the greater good!
*** The greater good!

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* The residents of the [[TownWithADarkSecret village Sandford]] in ''Film/HotFuzz''. But it's a dark form of this however; many of the townsfolk do have their stereotypes, or at least roles, but it turns out that [[spoiler:they're actually murdering anyone who threatens the town's rural image, including other EccentricTownsfolk]].
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Eccentric Townsfolk]]. But...it's for the greater good!
*** The greater
good!



* The ''GilmoreGirls'' crew in Stars Hollow.

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* The ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' crew in Stars Hollow.



** This trope seems to gravitate toward Alaska, since we also have the denizens of Cicely in ''Series/NorthernExposure''.

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** * This trope seems to gravitate toward Alaska, since we also have the denizens of Cicely in ''Series/NorthernExposure''.



* Increasingly, and delightfully, kook-filled [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Pawnee, Indiana]].

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* Increasingly, and delightfully, kook-filled [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Pawnee, Indiana]].Indiana in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
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