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7th Sep '16 8:35:08 AM StFan
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'''Lois''': Oh, be still my heart.
-->-- '''''Series/LoisAndClark''''', "The Green, Green Glow of Home"

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'''Lois''': '''Lois:''' Oh, be still my heart.
-->-- '''''Series/LoisAndClark''''', ''Series/LoisAndClark'', "The Green, Green Glow of Home"



[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Riverdale of ''ArchieComics''.
** Greendale of ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
* Smallville, childhood hometown of Franchise/{{Superman}}/hometown of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Less so in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' the series.
* Blue Valley. Home of Wally West before and during his Kid Flash days before he became TheFlash and relocated to Keystone City.
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'': In "Pastoral", Cammie - a girl from Astro City - gets sent to spend the summer with her cousins in the country. Caplinville, the small town she ends up in, feels very much like this.

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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
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* Riverdale of ''ArchieComics''.
** Greendale of ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
* Smallville, childhood hometown of Franchise/{{Superman}}/hometown of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Less so in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' the series.
* Blue Valley. Home of Wally West before and during his Kid Flash days before he became TheFlash and relocated to Keystone City.
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'': In "Pastoral", Cammie - a girl from Astro City - gets sent to spend the summer with her cousins
A recurring motif in the country. Caplinville, the small town she ends up in, feels very much like this.art of Creator/NormanRockwell.



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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Comic Books]]
* Riverdale of ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.
* Greendale of ''Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
* Smallville, childhood hometown of Franchise/{{Superman}}/hometown of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Less so in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' the series.
* Blue Valley. Home of Wally West before and during his Kid Flash days before he became Franchise/TheFlash and relocated to Keystone City.
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'': In "Pastoral", Cammie -- a girl from Astro City -- gets sent to spend the summer with her cousins in the country. Caplinville, the small town she ends up in, feels very much like this.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* Denton, Ohio in {{The Rocky Horror Picture Show}}.

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* Denton, Ohio in {{The Rocky Horror Picture Show}}.''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.



* Similarly, [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley, California]].
* In Creator/BillBryson's ''The Lost Continent'', he goes off across America in search of the quintessential small town (an idea he most likely got from the famous Universal Studios backlot). He starts out thinking the best examples will be in the Midwest, but discovers they're mostly in NewEngland and the DeepSouth.
** He eventually decides that he'll just have to start picking out his favorite bits of the towns he's passed through and create his own ideal EverytownAmerica, which he dubs Amalgam.

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* Similarly, [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley, California]].
California, from ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh''.
* In Creator/BillBryson's ''The Lost Continent'', he goes off across America in search of the quintessential small town (an idea he most likely got from the famous Universal Studios backlot). He starts out thinking the best examples will be in the Midwest, but discovers they're mostly in NewEngland and the DeepSouth.
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DeepSouth. He eventually decides that he'll just have to start picking out his favorite bits of the towns he's passed through and create his own ideal EverytownAmerica, Everytown, America, which he dubs Amalgam.



* Played with in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' by Eric Flint. Grantville is just like this - which means it is very different to Everytown, 17th Century Germany.
* [Undisclosed] in ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', distinguished only by having a considerably higher than average population of the mentally ill.
** 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.

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* Played with in ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' by Eric Flint. Grantville is just like this - -- which means it is very different to Everytown, 17th Century Germany.
* [Undisclosed] in ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', distinguished only by having a considerably higher than average population of the mentally ill.
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ill. 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.



* Subverted with Sunnydale, California in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[spoiler: The whole point of founding the town was for a cultist to create the [[HellGate Hellmouth]]]].
* Wellsville of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''. Also an example of WhereTheHellIsSpringfield.
** One episode stated that it's in Michigan, if I recall correctly.
** Other episodes implied it was all over the map.

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* Subverted with Sunnydale, California in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The whole point of founding the town was for a cultist to create the [[HellGate Hellmouth]]]].
* Wellsville of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''. Also an example of WhereTheHellIsSpringfield.
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WhereTheHellIsSpringfield. One episode stated states that it's in Michigan, if I recall correctly.
** Other
Michigan; other episodes implied implies it was is all over the map.



** There's also Cabot Cove, Maine in ''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.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': The eponymous warehouse is located in an Unincorporated Unnamed Settlement, in South Dakota, known as Univille.

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** * There's also Cabot Cove, Maine in ''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.
''Series/{{MASH}}''.
* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': ''Series/Warehouse13'': The eponymous warehouse is located in an Unincorporated Unnamed Settlement, in South Dakota, known as Univille.



[[folder:Music]]
* "Everyday America" by Music/{{Sugarland}} has it right there in the title.
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[[folder:Theatre]]

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[[folder:Theatre]][[folder:Theater]]



* Bomont, Texas in the [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] of ''{{Footloose}}''.

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* Bomont, Texas in the [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] of ''{{Footloose}}''.''Film/{{Footloose}}''.



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[[folder:Videogames]][[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Main Street, U.S.A at the various Disney theme parks.
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[[folder:Video Games]]



* Podunk, from ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother 1}} Mother]]'' is a prototype of Onett.

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* Podunk, from ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother 1}} Mother]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' is a prototype of Onett.



* Motorville from ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' is a spot-on pastiche of one despite being produced by [[LevelFive a Japanese video game company]] in co-operation with [[StudioGhibli a Japanese anime studio]] known for heavy heavy European artistic influences, and the English version is mostly voiced by British actors.

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* Motorville from ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' is a spot-on pastiche of one despite being produced by [[LevelFive a Japanese video game company]] in co-operation with [[StudioGhibli [[Creator/StudioGhibli a Japanese anime studio]] known for heavy heavy European artistic influences, and the English version is mostly voiced by British actors.



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[[folder:Other]]
* Main Street, U.S.A at the various Disney theme parks.
* A recurring motif in the art of Creator/NormanRockwell.
* "Everyday America" by Music/{{Sugarland}} has it right there in the title.
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4th Sep '16 5:55:02 PM BatmanKalEl
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* Danville of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
17th Jul '16 6:07:50 AM UltraLemurine
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* Denton, Ohio in {{The Rocky Horror Picture Show}}.
13th Jul '16 10:46:44 AM LordlyJeremy
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* Viciously parodied in William Leacock's ''Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town'' with the town of Mariposa, which is inhabited mostly by blithering idiots who can't do anything right. Also transposed to Canada (because that's where Leacock was from), but still basically the same trope.

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* Viciously parodied in William Stephen Leacock's ''Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town'' with the town of Mariposa, which is inhabited mostly by blithering idiots who can't do anything right. Also transposed to Canada (because that's where Leacock was from), but still basically the same trope.
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.
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