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20th Apr '16 11:33:16 AM MsChibi
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* Bluffington from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''.

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* Bluffington from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. Doug's family is unusual, in that they moved there from a nearby city called Bloatsburg; most of Bluffington's residents grew up there, and their families have lived there for generations.
2nd Apr '16 10:51:15 PM MsChibi
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NothingExcitingEverHappensHere (or at least it didn't until the [[LovecraftCountry aliens / vampires / witches]] / [[ColdWar commies]] / [[FunnyForeigner weirdos]] showed up). The town's history, if discussed at all, will probably be very simple (usually it will have been named after whoever founded it -- there might be [[OurFounder a statue of him]]) and everyone living there will be familiar with the story. The characters may become routinely involved in city affairs, which will usually consist of convincing the city council not to tear down some historic building or to clean up the local park so all the children can happily play there. The townsfolk can cause it to be a QuirkyTown. It's the home of TheAllAmericanBoy and the GirlNextDoor.

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NothingExcitingEverHappensHere (or at least it didn't until the [[LovecraftCountry aliens / vampires / witches]] / [[ColdWar commies]] / [[FunnyForeigner weirdos]] showed up). The town's history, if discussed at all, will probably be very simple (usually it will have been named after whoever founded it -- there might be [[OurFounder a statue of him]]) and everyone living there will be familiar with the story. The characters may become routinely involved in city affairs, which will usually consist of convincing the city council not to tear down some historic building or to clean up the local park so all the children can happily play there. The townsfolk can cause it to be a QuirkyTown. It's usually the home of TheAllAmericanBoy and the GirlNextDoor.
2nd Apr '16 10:50:54 PM MsChibi
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NothingExcitingEverHappensHere (or at least it didn't until the aliens / vampires / witches / commies / weirdos showed up). The town's history, if discussed at all, will probably be very simple (usually it will have been named after whoever founded it -- there might be [[OurFounder a statue of him]]) and everyone living there will be familiar with the story. The characters may become routinely involved in city affairs, which will usually consist of convincing the city council not to tear down some historic building or to clean up the local park so all the children can happily play there. The townsfolk can cause it to be a QuirkyTown.

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NothingExcitingEverHappensHere (or at least it didn't until the [[LovecraftCountry aliens / vampires / witches witches]] / commies [[ColdWar commies]] / weirdos [[FunnyForeigner weirdos]] showed up). The town's history, if discussed at all, will probably be very simple (usually it will have been named after whoever founded it -- there might be [[OurFounder a statue of him]]) and everyone living there will be familiar with the story. The characters may become routinely involved in city affairs, which will usually consist of convincing the city council not to tear down some historic building or to clean up the local park so all the children can happily play there. The townsfolk can cause it to be a QuirkyTown.
QuirkyTown. It's the home of TheAllAmericanBoy and the GirlNextDoor.
2nd Apr '16 10:39:38 PM MsChibi
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Basically, if an American film or TV show doesn't take place in a famous big city, it will be set in some version of Everytown, America. Everytown, America is a usually fictional town or small city containing pastel suburbs, a single elementary[=/=]HighSchool (depending how old the main characters are) with the same name as the town, and a main street or town square of some kind. [[AdvertisingCampaigns Everyone likes hot dogs, apple pie,]] and [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Chevrolet]]. Mandatory attire is flannel with blue jeans, or a bolo tie [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit if you're rich]]. Most people will be friendly except for the PointyHairedBoss, the AlphaBitch or the JerkJock. Anyone worse than that will be an invader from some big city or TheGovernment. It is often a CloseKnitCommunity, and almost EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether.

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Basically, if an American film or TV show doesn't take place in a famous big city, it will be set in some version of Everytown, America. Everytown, America is a usually fictional town or small city containing pastel suburbs, a single elementary[=/=]HighSchool (depending how old the main characters are) with the same name as the town, and a main street or town square of some kind. [[AdvertisingCampaigns Everyone likes hot dogs, apple pie,]] and [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Chevrolet]]. Mandatory attire is flannel with blue jeans, or a bolo tie [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit if you're rich]]. Most people will be friendly except for the PointyHairedBoss, the AlphaBitch or the JerkJock. Anyone worse than that will be an invader from some big city or TheGovernment. It is often a CloseKnitCommunity, and almost EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether.
EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether. Usually (though not always), the members of this community identify as (or are at least [[AmbiguouslyChristian implied to be]]) some variety of Christian, and they all attend the same [[UsefulNotes/AmericanChurches church]].
2nd Apr '16 10:31:54 PM MsChibi
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Basically, if an American film or TV show doesn't take place in a famous big city, it will be set in some version of Everytown, America. Everytown, America is a usually fictional town or small city containing pastel suburbs, a single elementary[=/=]HighSchool (depending how old the main characters are) with the same name as the town, and a main street or town square of some kind. [[AdvertisingCampaigns Everyone likes hot dogs, apple pie,]] and [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Chevrolet]]. Mandatory attire is flannel with blue jeans, or a bolo tie [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit if you're rich]]. Most people will be friendly except for the PointyHairedBoss, the AlphaBitch or the JerkJock. Anyone worse than that will be an invader from some big city or TheGovernment. It is often a CloseKnitCommunity.

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Basically, if an American film or TV show doesn't take place in a famous big city, it will be set in some version of Everytown, America. Everytown, America is a usually fictional town or small city containing pastel suburbs, a single elementary[=/=]HighSchool (depending how old the main characters are) with the same name as the town, and a main street or town square of some kind. [[AdvertisingCampaigns Everyone likes hot dogs, apple pie,]] and [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Chevrolet]]. Mandatory attire is flannel with blue jeans, or a bolo tie [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit if you're rich]]. Most people will be friendly except for the PointyHairedBoss, the AlphaBitch or the JerkJock. Anyone worse than that will be an invader from some big city or TheGovernment. It is often a CloseKnitCommunity.
CloseKnitCommunity, and almost EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether.
11th Feb '16 1:23:42 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheHumanComedy'' is set in Ithaca, CA, a fictional small town with a stereotypical Main Street and small independently owned stores, the kind of town where a kid who's lost in the street is immediately recognized and sent back to his brother. It also has a surprisingly variegated mix of ethnicities, including Russians, Hispanics, and Greeks. This is because the whole movie is a propaganda effort encouraging American patriotism and participation in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
30th Jan '16 8:26:43 AM ZerroDefex
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** The film version features scenes at the abandoned Shorewood (Illinois) mall, implying that the main plot takes place approximately an hour's drive southwest of Chicago in the vicinity of Joliet.
3rd Jan '16 11:30:17 PM vifetoile
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* Bedford Falls, New York in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.

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* Bedford Falls, New York in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. A small, friendly town anchored by its trustworthy and generous Building & Loans institution, where everyone knows everybody else by name.
2nd Jan '16 10:12:12 PM FordPrefect
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* Storybrooke, Maine, the town created by The Dark Curse in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is meant to look like one of these, but it wouldn't take long for an outsider to realize that [[TownWithADarkSecret something is off about it.]]

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* Storybrooke, Maine, the town created by The Dark Curse in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' ''Series/OnceUponATime'', is meant to look like one of these, but it wouldn't take long for an outsider to realize that [[TownWithADarkSecret something is off about it.]]
2nd Jan '16 10:11:28 PM FordPrefect
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* Stars Hollow, Connecticut of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' fame is definitely this, however, it's somewhat a subversion of the actual trope, in that IS perfectly normal.

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* Stars Hollow, Connecticut of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' fame is definitely this, however, it's somewhat a subversion of the actual trope, in that it IS perfectly normal.
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