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26th Apr '17 4:02:27 AM JakesBrain
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* Hawkins, Indiana, in ''Series/StrangerThings'', comes off as an obvious Spielberg homage.
25th Apr '17 7:23:17 AM KenMoreau
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* Parodied by ''Music/TomLehrer'' in "[[Main/BreadEggsMilkSquick My Home Town]]".
23rd Apr '17 12:54:03 AM Idek618
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** In fact, subverting this trope is where the episode dealing with Arlen's founding gets most of it's humor from. Arlen was originally known as Harlottown, named after the brothel it was founded around, which is a far cry from it's current Everytown image. Hank Hill is not pleased when the city decides to push this angle to promote tourism.

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** In fact, subverting this trope is where the episode dealing with Arlen's founding gets most of it's its humor from. Arlen was originally known as Harlottown, named after the brothel it was founded around, which is a far cry from it's its current Everytown image. Hank Hill is not pleased when the city decides to push this angle to promote tourism.
13th Mar '17 2:58:20 PM TheWhistleTropes
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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.

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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 New England or the Northeast.Great Lakes States. Expect it to have hot summers all abuzz with cicadas, and snow on Christmas.
21st Feb '17 2:39:07 PM drwhom
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Together with DownOnTheFarm, this is one of the main components of FlyoverCountry, though that trope is usually more dismissive than idealized. See also WhereTheHellIsSpringfield, with which this trope often overlaps.

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Together with DownOnTheFarm, this is one of the main components of FlyoverCountry, though that trope is usually more dismissive than idealized. See also WhereTheHellIsSpringfield, with which this trope often overlaps.
overlaps. Contrast with NoCommunitiesWereHarmed, which involves a fictionalized version of a specific real city.
21st Feb '17 12:34:31 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Riverview, Ohio, Lt. Hector Canfield's oft-mentioned hometown on ''Series/ItsAboutTime''.
29th Dec '16 11:12:14 AM nombretomado
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Where most Creator/StevenSpielberg and DavidLynch films take place (though for different reasons).

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Where most Creator/StevenSpielberg and DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch films take place (though for different reasons).
13th Nov '16 6:13:09 PM Jarl
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* [[Creator/StephenKing Derry, Castle Rock, and Jerusalem's Lot]] are this, and each situated fully in LovecraftCountry.
11th Oct '16 5:54:39 PM nombretomado
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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.

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NothingExcitingEverHappensHere (or at least it didn't until the [[LovecraftCountry aliens / vampires / witches]] / [[ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/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.
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"



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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 in the country. Caplinville, the small town she ends up in, feels very much like this.

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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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* 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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* 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.



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* "Everyday America" by Music/{{Sugarland}} has it right there in the title.
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* 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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* Main Street, U.S.A at the various Disney theme parks.
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* 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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* 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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