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8th Jun '17 1:13:19 AM RacattackForce
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* Ponyville in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seems to acquire a system of gem-loaded caves, a really big mountain, a large cliff, and who knows how much other stuff when the episode calls for it.

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* Ponyville in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', despite being a small hamlet bordering an expansive forest, seems to acquire a system of gem-loaded caves, a really big mountain, a large cliff, and who knows how much other stuff when the episode calls for it.



* The Candy Kingdom in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was contained entirely within its city walls, and had a population small enough to be protected by [[ActionDuo Finn and Jake]] and fit inside the castle's main hall. At the end of season five, there are subway trains with ads in multiple languages, a police force complete with helicopters and a jail, and has expanded outside the walls to the extent that the government collects taxes from Finn and Jake themselves.

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* The Candy Kingdom in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was contained entirely within its city walls, and had a population small enough to be protected by [[ActionDuo Finn and Jake]] and fit inside the castle's main hall. At the end of season five, there are subway trains with ads in multiple languages, a police force complete with helicopters and a jail, and has expanded outside the walls to the extent that the government collects taxes from Finn and Jake themselves.themselves, so live out in the plains.
30th May '17 12:38:47 PM Rebu
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is set in Crystal Cove, which actually exists in southern California. It's on Pacific Coast Highway (state highway 1) south-southeast of Los Angeles proper.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is set in Crystal Cove, which actually exists in southern California. It's on Pacific Coast Highway (state highway 1) south-southeast of Los Angeles proper. It does not have monsters or a talking dog. Probably.
30th May '17 12:29:20 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' didn't do too badly; the titular town's geography remained stable, as did Metropolis. But it still cropped up from time to time; the Smallville Luthorcorp plant seemed to grow an entire research wing (on a waste treatment plant) and Metropolis was sometimes so close to Smallville you could see it from a not very tall windmill and sometimes far enough away even SuperSpeed took a while to get you there.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' , Kansas, didn't do too badly; the titular town's geography remained stable, as did Metropolis. But it still cropped up from time to time; the Smallville Luthorcorp plant seemed to grow an entire research wing (on a waste treatment plant) and Metropolis was sometimes so close to Smallville you could see it from a not very tall windmill and sometimes far enough away even SuperSpeed took a while to get you there. Also, Metropolis had a waterfront, even though Kansas is completely landlocked.
5th May '17 8:43:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''ParksAndRecreation'': The Parks building seems to have more murals than could possibly fit in the building. Justified due to the show's RunningGag of having a mural for pretty much every situation that comes up.
15th Feb '17 4:21:11 PM skybox
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*''ParksAndRecreation'': The Parks building seems to have more murals than could possibly fit in the building. Justified due to the show's RunningGag of having a mural for pretty much every situation that comes up.
3rd Feb '17 3:52:00 PM themisterfree
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* Angel Grove for the first six seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', largely due to the mix of varying StockFootage from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and on-location footage from LA. There's the city proper, the beach, the adjacent vast desert, a large forested nature preserve, the park (which got bigger as time went on, eventually developing a massive lake that wasn't there before), snow-capped mountains not too far away, and, of course, innumerable suspiciously similar quarries scattered throughout all of the above for convenient fight-sceneing.

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* Angel Grove for the first six seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', largely due to the mix of varying StockFootage from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and on-location footage from LA. There's the city proper, the beach, the adjacent vast desert, desert (where the [[HomeBase Command Center/Power Chamber]] are), a large forested nature preserve, the park (which got bigger as time went on, eventually developing a massive lake that wasn't there before), snow-capped mountains not too far away, away ([[ElaborateUndergroundBase where the Zeo Zords are parked]]- and occasionally shot of a cannon) and, of course, innumerable suspiciously similar quarries scattered throughout all of the above for convenient fight-sceneing.



* The fictional Lanford, Illinois in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' wasn't as bad as most. However, it started as a small rural backwater with one single factory supplying jobs for the majority of the town (the collapse of Wellman Plastics had a strong ripple during the show.) As the series went on, it became large enough to support a mall that should have provided just as many jobs as the factory, and such niche stores such as a motorcycle shop (temporarily,) a rare book store, a community theater, a sleazy massage parlor, a Hooters-knockoff called "Bunz."

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* The fictional Lanford, Illinois in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' wasn't as bad as most. However, it started as a small rural backwater with one single factory supplying jobs for the majority of the town (the collapse of Wellman Plastics had a strong ripple during the show.) show). As the series went on, it became large enough to support a mall that should have provided just as many jobs as the factory, and such niche stores such as a motorcycle shop (temporarily,) (temporarily), a rare book store, a community theater, a sleazy massage parlor, and a Hooters-knockoff called "Bunz."
16th Jan '17 1:11:38 PM dpisel01
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15th Jan '17 6:17:14 AM Doug86
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* Pine Valley, PA, setting of ''Series/AllMyChildren'', ostensibly a small town, has a university with every graduate program you may need, a television station where national network shows are shot, an international airport, a casino (which were ''illegal'' in Pennsylvania until much later), and the headquarters of several major corporations. It also has a beach. In Pennsylvania. An ad for the show on Soapnet parodied all this. And there are several ''uncharted islands'' off this beach. In Pennsylvania. Made even worse when you consider Llanview, PA - the setting of sister soap OneLifeToLive. Both shows establish that the towns are neighbors, located across the river from each other. Llanview also has an international airport, a major University, and several corporate headquarters. Pine Valley is supposed to be located near Philadelphia - itself a major city with all of these trappings. You can substitute nearly every American Soap Opera town: Salem on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', Port Charles on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Not only do these towns acquire new neighborhoods as the plot demands, they are also hotbeds of international crime and espionage.

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* Pine Valley, PA, setting of ''Series/AllMyChildren'', ostensibly a small town, has a university with every graduate program you may need, a television station where national network shows are shot, an international airport, a casino (which were ''illegal'' in Pennsylvania until much later), and the headquarters of several major corporations. It also has a beach. In Pennsylvania. An ad for the show on Soapnet parodied all this. And there are several ''uncharted islands'' off this beach. In Pennsylvania. Made even worse when you consider Llanview, PA - the setting of sister soap OneLifeToLive.''Series/OneLifeToLive''. Both shows establish that the towns are neighbors, located across the river from each other. Llanview also has an international airport, a major University, and several corporate headquarters. Pine Valley is supposed to be located near Philadelphia - itself a major city with all of these trappings. You can substitute nearly every American Soap Opera town: Salem on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'', Port Charles on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Not only do these towns acquire new neighborhoods as the plot demands, they are also hotbeds of international crime and espionage.
11th Jan '17 3:09:05 AM PantaroP
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%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' openly embraces this problem. See JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing.

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%%* * Springfield of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' openly embraces this problem. See JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing.has [[JustForFun/SeparateSimpsonsGeographyThing a page of its own]] describing not only [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Springfield's location]] but also a big chunk of the things inconsistently found within the city's borders, including three mountains, two subway systems (one abandoned), a bridge that was once the only way out of Springfield, and "Area 51-A".
24th Dec '16 9:21:46 PM Vir
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* The main town of the ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' is prone to this (it grew several restaurants, a university, a [[VanishingVillage river that later couldn't be found]], or [[Webcomic/MeanwhileUpstairs a hill]] just to make a heroic DivingSave possible, amongst other things), as are magical kingdoms where ''[[Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor Sudden Geography]]'', for example [[{{Webcomic/Roommates}} a sea appearing from nowhere]] to [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot slow down an attacking army]], is totally normal. All this in universe is explained by... [[AWizardDidIt magic]] or flat out ''[[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Narrative Convenience]]''.

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* The [[CityWithNoName main town town]] of the ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' is prone to this (it grew several restaurants, a university, a [[VanishingVillage river that later couldn't be found]], or [[Webcomic/MeanwhileUpstairs a hill]] just to make a heroic DivingSave possible, amongst other things), as are magical kingdoms where ''[[Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor Sudden Geography]]'', for example [[{{Webcomic/Roommates}} a sea appearing from nowhere]] to [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot slow down an attacking army]], is totally normal. All this in universe is explained by... [[AWizardDidIt magic]] or flat out ''[[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Narrative Convenience]]''.
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