History Main / EverytownAmerica

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.
2nd Jan '16 10:10:26 PM FordPrefect
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* The town in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is pretty much like this trope (Except for the out-of-place Gothic mansion on a hill in the centre, and the fact that some people are not as nice as they seem in the beginning).
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* The town in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' is pretty much like this trope (Except (except for the out-of-place Gothic mansion on a hill in the centre, and the fact that some people are not as nice as they seem in the beginning).
2nd Jan '16 10:08:02 PM FordPrefect
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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 townfolk can cause it be a QuirkyTown.
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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 townfolk townsfolk can cause it to be a QuirkyTown.
25th Dec '15 4:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* Smallville, childhood hometown of Franchise/{{Superman}}/hometown of the SilverAge ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Less so in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' the series.
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* Smallville, childhood hometown of Franchise/{{Superman}}/hometown of the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Less so in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' the series.
7th Dec '15 9:13:14 PM PaulA
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* Madison of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. * Mayberry, North Carolina of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' and ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' (and referenced in ''Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.''); stated to be 60 miles from Raleigh, NC. * Mayfield of ''LeaveItToBeaver.'' * Cicely, Alaska of ''NorthernExposure'', although Cicely does skew more heavily towards the eccentric than most versions of Everytown. * Rutherford, Ohio of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
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* Madison of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. ''Series/OurMissBrooks''. * Mayberry, North Carolina of ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' and ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' ''Series/MayberryRFD'' (and referenced in ''Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.''); ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC''); stated to be 60 miles from Raleigh, NC. * Mayfield of ''LeaveItToBeaver.'' ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver''. * Cicely, Alaska of ''NorthernExposure'', ''Series/NorthernExposure'', although Cicely does skew more heavily towards the eccentric than most versions of Everytown. * Rutherford, Ohio of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''.''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.

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

** There's also Cabot Cove, Maine in ''MurderSheWrote''; and Crabapple Cove, Maine in ''Series/{{Mash}}''; and just when I was about to ask if everything is a cove in Maine, I remembered the very real and very pretty Christmas Cove, Maine. * ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' is located in an Unincorporated Unnamed Settlement, in South Dakota, known as Univille. * Pickford in ''PhilOfTheFuture''. * In "The Serenity Now" episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer [[ItMakesSenseInContext turns the front of his apartment into an "Anytown USA" performance piece]], right up to him talking and acting like he's living in an EverytownAmerica in the middle of summer.
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** There's also Cabot Cove, Maine in ''MurderSheWrote''; ''Series/MurderSheWrote''; and Crabapple Cove, Maine in ''Series/{{Mash}}''; and just when I was about to ask if everything is a cove in Maine, I remembered the very real and very pretty Christmas Cove, Maine. * ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': The eponymous warehouse is located in an Unincorporated Unnamed Settlement, in South Dakota, known as Univille. * Pickford in ''PhilOfTheFuture''. ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture''. * In "The Serenity Now" episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer [[ItMakesSenseInContext turns the front of his apartment into an "Anytown USA" performance piece]], right up to him talking and acting like he's living in an EverytownAmerica in the middle of summer.

* Many, many radio series were set in such a town: ''LumAndAbner'' (probably more rural than this trope), ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''Radio/TheAldrichFamily'', ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'', etc. * ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': Originally envisioned as a one-street town, Odyssey has grown rather large for a "small town" in the past twenty-five years, but still maintains a quiet dignity about it.
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* Many, many radio series were set in such a town: ''LumAndAbner'' ''Radio/LumAndAbner'' (probably more rural than this trope), ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Radio/TheAldrichFamily'', ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'', etc. * ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Originally envisioned as a one-street town, Odyssey has grown rather large for a "small town" in the past twenty-five years, but still maintains a quiet dignity about it. it.
10th Oct '15 2:09:49 PM vifetoile
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''Where'' is Everytown? If the specific state is given at all, it's particularly likely to be somewhere in the Midwest or the Northeast. Expect it to have hot summers all abuzz with cicadas, and snow on Christmas.
4th Oct '15 4:04:29 PM Aspie
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* Storybrooke, Maine, the town created by The Dark Curse in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is meant to look 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'' 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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