History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

21st Mar '17 10:25:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/Daybreak'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.

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* ''Series/Daybreak'': ''Series/{{Daybreak}}'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.



** The first series of the revamped ''Series/DoctorWho'' featured an alien ship crashing through Big Ben before landing in the Thames.

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** The first series [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of the revamped ''Series/DoctorWho'' London"]] featured an alien ship crashing through Big Ben before landing in the Thames.
1st Mar '17 7:29:21 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Of course the Washington Monument is not the only notable building in media. The White House and Capitol Building are also well-known presences.
1st Mar '17 7:27:27 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Akron, Ohio has a few notable buildings and landmarks including the Goodyear Airdock, All American Soap Box Derby, and the Quaker Oats grain silos (a present-day student dormitory) but when the city is represented in media the most likely image you'll see is the Goodyear Blimp.
28th Feb '17 1:55:44 PM jormis29
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** IO Interactive landed in hot water when they included the Harmandir Sahib, a Sikh temple, as a sniper's nest in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]''. Whoops.

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** IO Interactive Creator/IOInteractive landed in hot water when they included the Harmandir Sahib, a Sikh temple, as a sniper's nest in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]''. Whoops.
23rd Feb '17 3:02:50 PM Jeduthun
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* While UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}'s tallest building is the Willis Tower, it's the John Hancock Center that's the city's true "signature" structure.

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* While UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}'s tallest building is the Willis Tower[[note]]formerly the Sears Tower, and still called that by some insistent locals[[/note]], it's the John Hancock Center that's the city's true "signature" structure.
19th Feb '17 7:58:53 PM danlansdowne
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** ''Film/LiveandLetDie'' provides a temporary example by depicting the MI6 Hong Kong office in the burnt out and capsized hulk of ''RMS Queen Elizabeth'', the former ocean liner that had been destroyed by arson in Hong Kong harbour the year before the film was released.

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** ''Film/LiveandLetDie'' ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' provides a temporary example by depicting the MI6 Hong Kong office in the burnt out and capsized hulk of ''RMS Queen Elizabeth'', the former ocean liner that had been destroyed by arson in Hong Kong harbour the year before the film was released.
19th Feb '17 7:57:15 PM danlansdowne
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** ''Film/LiveandLetDie'' provides a temporary example by depicting the MI6 Hong Kong office in the burnt out and capsized hulk of ''RMS Queen Elizabeth'', the former ocean liner that had been destroyed by arson in Hong Kong harbour the year before the film was released.
10th Feb '17 6:55:49 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** If not Terminal Tower, you are bound to see an image of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.
3rd Feb '17 4:12:07 PM Pinokio
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The Statue of Liberty is seen ''under construction'', thus using this trope to establish that the characters have arrived in New York of the past.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has plenty of fun with this trope, showing a giant club sandwich being skewered on the Eiffel Tower, among other things. Further fun is had when it is revealed that food is raining down on all major landmarks first before spreading to less interesting parts of the world.



* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has plenty of fun with this trope, showing a giant club sandwich being skewered on the Eiffel Tower, among other things. Further fun is had when it is revealed that food is raining down on all major landmarks first before spreading to less interesting parts of the world.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' has plenty ''Disney/FindingNemo'' uses the Sydney Opera House to represent... well, Sydney. Even the school of fun with this trope, showing a giant club sandwich mimicking fish do this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty is
being skewered on attacked by Cobra, establishing the Eiffel Tower, among other things. Further fun is had when it is revealed that food is raining down on all major landmarks first before spreading to less interesting parts of the world.setting as New York City.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The Statue of Liberty is seen ''under construction'', thus using this trope to establish that the characters have arrived in New York of the past.
* ''Disney/FindingNemo'' uses the Sydney Opera House to represent... well, Sydney. Even the school of mimicking fish do this.



* Averted in the opening to ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. What appears to be San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge is actually St. Canard and the Audobon Bay Bridge.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' opening, the nephews run across the desert, being chased by a mummy. About six pyramids are in the background, establishing an Egyptian setting.
* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' opening. The Capitol Building would establish Washington, D.C., but this is just a model held by Freakazoid.
* Parodied by an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. when the gang goes to the beach just in time for the beach to be overrun by Omicronians, with Fry walking onto the beach, and saying, "Hey, the Statue of liberty!" and then Leela shows off a series of others, and Bender comments about a particular evil scientist who moved them all to that particular beach after becoming ruler of the planet, and superimposing his face over one of the presidents on Mount Rushmore.



* In the opening to ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', a photo album shows Max's family posing in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Egyptian pyramids.
* Parodied by an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. when the gang goes to the beach just in time for the beach to be overrun by Omicronians, with Fry walking onto the beach, and saying, "Hey, the Statue of liberty!" and then Leela shows off a series of others, and Bender comments about a particular evil scientist who moved them all to that particular beach after becoming ruler of the planet, and superimposing his face over one of the presidents on Mount Rushmore.
* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The CN Tower features prominently in the episode where they go to Toronto, but this is just TruthInTelevision. It's so tall you really can see it from damn near anywhere within city limits (cf. Real Life). If anything, they don't show it ''enough''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' opening, the Brooklyn Bridge and Twin Towers establish New York City.
* In one
opening to ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', a photo album shows Max's family posing in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Egyptian pyramids.
* Parodied by an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. when In the gang goes to the beach just in time for the beach to be overrun by Omicronians, with Fry walking onto the beach, ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' opening, Art/TheSphinx and saying, "Hey, the Statue of liberty!" and then Leela shows off a series of others, and Bender comments about a particular evil scientist who moved them all to that particular beach after becoming ruler of the planet, and superimposing his face over one of the presidents on Mount Rushmore.
* Justified in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The CN Tower features prominently in the episode where they go to Toronto, but this is just TruthInTelevision. It's so tall you really can see it from damn near anywhere within city limits (cf. Real Life). If anything, they don't show it ''enough''.
pyramids establish Egypt.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKidTheAnimatedSeries'' opening, the Leaning Tower of Pisa establishes Italy, Art/TheSphinx establishes Egypt, and the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty establishes New York City.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' opening, the Grand Canal establishes the city of Venice.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The episode "Rarity Takes Manehattan" is set in Equestria's version of [[BigApplesauce New York]], complete with pony versions of the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, and many other recognizable landmarks.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The episode "Rarity Takes Manehattan" is set in Equestria's version of [[BigApplesauce New York]], complete with pony versions of the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, and many other recognizable landmarks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Justified in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The CN Tower features prominently in the episode "Rarity Takes Manehattan" where they go to Toronto, but this is set in Equestria's version just TruthInTelevision. It's so tall you really can see it from damn near anywhere within city limits (cf. Real Life). If anything, they don't show it ''enough''.
* In the opening to ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', a large sandstone formation resembling Uluru is present, establishing central Australia.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' intro, the Golden Gate Bridge establishes the city
of [[BigApplesauce New York]], complete with pony versions San Francisco. The wreckage of the Statue Titanic establishes part of Liberty, Times Square, the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, ocean floor has surfaced.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' opening, the Chinese guardian lion
and many other recognizable landmarks.Chinese temple rooftop establishes the location as China, possibly the Forbidden City. Art/TheSphinx and the pyramids in the desert establish the location as Egypt. The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty and Twin Towers establish New York City.
3rd Feb '17 2:13:39 PM Pinokio
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* In the opening to ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', a photo album shows Max's family posing in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Egyptian pyramids.
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