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22nd Sep '16 8:52:47 PM nombretomado
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As the high school setting is crucial to the formula of the show, producers often find ways to [[NotAllowedToGrowUp draw out the high school experience]]. Almost all shows start in freshman year. On ''BeverlyHills90210'', an extreme case, the producers actually had the students go to junior year twice. Finally, the cast is often made to attend a CaliforniaUniversity to keep the group together.

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As the high school setting is crucial to the formula of the show, producers often find ways to [[NotAllowedToGrowUp draw out the high school experience]]. Almost all shows start in freshman year. On ''BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', an extreme case, the producers actually had the students go to junior year twice. Finally, the cast is often made to attend a CaliforniaUniversity to keep the group together.
22nd Aug '16 9:51:48 PM Jokubas
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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'', set in Ryou High School, is an odd example. Even though it's supposed to be high school, everyone looks and sounds like they're Becky's age (see above), talks about things that real high schoolers don't talk about (e.g. food, the dentist, Santa Claus, growing, animal motifs), and the music sounds a lot more appropriate for grade school, consisting of a rinky-dink piano and some other such instruments. However, Konata and Patricia do have a part-time job, and there is talk about breast sizes or current events every now and then. Its anime studio [[Creator/KyotoAnimation is the same company]] that gave us the following two examples:

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* ''Manga/LuckyStar'', set in Ryou High School, is an odd example. Even though it's supposed to be high school, everyone looks and sounds like they're Becky's age (see above), talks about things that real high schoolers don't talk about (e.g. food, the dentist, Santa Claus, growing, animal motifs), above) and the music sounds a lot more appropriate for grade school, consisting of a rinky-dink piano and some other such instruments. However, Konata and Patricia do have a part-time job, and there is talk about breast sizes or current events every now and then. Its anime studio [[Creator/KyotoAnimation is the same company]] that gave us the following two examples:
13th Aug '16 5:34:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''1632'' a West Virginia mining town circa 2000 is transported back in time and the local high school becomes the greatest repository of human knowledge in the world. The author then demonstrates just how much knowlegde is available in such a typical school.
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the three schools described in any detail are the Assassins' Guild School (initially boys only, now co-ed), the Quirm Academy for Young Ladies (girls only) and Hugglestones (boys only). All three pack in every trope you can think of concerning British boarding school life and expressly parody both real and fictional public schools[[note]]"Public" in the British sense of being exclusive and fee-paying[[/note]] with every knob turned UpToEleven.

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* In ''1632'' ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' a West Virginia mining town circa 2000 is transported back in time and the local high school becomes the greatest repository of human knowledge in the world. The author then demonstrates just how much knowlegde is available in such a typical school.
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the three schools described in any detail are the Assassins' Guild School (initially boys only, now co-ed), the Quirm Academy for Young Ladies (girls only) and Hugglestones (boys only). All three pack in every trope you can think of concerning British boarding school life and expressly parody both real and fictional public schools[[note]]"Public" in the British sense of being exclusive and fee-paying[[/note]] with every knob turned UpToEleven.
10th Jun '16 12:16:39 AM mhj0808
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* The main setting and theme of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is High School, as you control a BullyHunter who tries to bring peace to the ever-warring cliques of [[BoardingSchoolOfNightmares Bullworth Academy]]... by beating the crap out of them. Plenty of Highschool hi-jinks ensue; panty raids, sabotaging football games, wedgies, swirlies... the whole 9 yards.

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* The main setting and theme of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is High School, as you control a BullyHunter who tries to bring peace to the ever-warring cliques of [[BoardingSchoolOfNightmares [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Bullworth Academy]]... by beating the crap out of them. Plenty of Highschool hi-jinks ensue; panty raids, sabotaging football games, wedgies, swirlies... the whole 9 yards.
10th Jun '16 12:16:04 AM mhj0808
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* The main setting and theme of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is High School, as you control a BullyHunter who tries to bring peace to the ever-warring cliques of [[BoardingSchoolofNightmares Bullworth Academy]]... by beating the crap out of them. Plenty of Highschool hi-jinks ensue; panty raids, sabotaging football games, wedgies, swirlies... the whole 9 yards.

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* The main setting and theme of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is High School, as you control a BullyHunter who tries to bring peace to the ever-warring cliques of [[BoardingSchoolofNightmares [[BoardingSchoolOfNightmares Bullworth Academy]]... by beating the crap out of them. Plenty of Highschool hi-jinks ensue; panty raids, sabotaging football games, wedgies, swirlies... the whole 9 yards.
10th Jun '16 12:15:45 AM mhj0808
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* The main setting and theme of ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is High School, as you control a BullyHunter who tries to bring peace to the ever-warring cliques of [[BoardingSchoolofNightmares Bullworth Academy]]... by beating the crap out of them. Plenty of Highschool hi-jinks ensue; panty raids, sabotaging football games, wedgies, swirlies... the whole 9 yards.
10th Jun '16 12:03:25 AM mhj0808
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* Sora and most of his human friends are supposed to be High School students in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', but he doesn't seem too concerned that he's now missed a whole year of school while off saving the multiverse. He even expresses amused bewilderment in Twilight Town when Olette asks him about "homework" upon meeting him. Kairi, however, ''was'' shown to attend school while she was back home.
30th May '16 12:31:30 PM Josef5678
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* ''Series/{{Room 222}}'': A high school dramedy from the late 1960s and early '70s, with most of the action at Walt Whitman High School (in a blue-collar Los Angeles neighborhood) taking place in the classroom of Pete Dixon; some scenes shifted as well to the classroom of Alice Johnson, a pretty young college graduate who (in the first season) was in her rookie year of teaching and was gently mentored by Mr. Dixon. Most stories were innocent enough, although there were some very meaty topics thrown in: censorship, plagiarism and cheating, teaching competence, the Vietnam War (still very prevalent in the early 1970s), race relations, the needs of special education students, bullying, anti-gay harassment and much more. Seymour Coffman was the principal and Liz McIntyre was the guidance counselor.

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* ''Series/{{Room 222}}'': A high school dramedy from the late 1960s and early '70s, with most of the action at Walt Whitman High School (in a blue-collar Los Angeles neighborhood) taking place in the classroom of Pete Dixon; some scenes shifted as well to the classroom of Alice Johnson, a pretty young college graduate who (in the first season) was in her rookie year of teaching and was gently mentored by Mr. Dixon. Most stories were innocent enough, although there were some very meaty topics thrown in: censorship, plagiarism and cheating, teaching competence, the Vietnam War (still very prevalent in the early 1970s), race relations, the needs of special education students, bullying, anti-gay harassment and much more. Seymour Coffman was the principal and Liz McIntyre [=McIntyre=] was the guidance counselor.
19th May '16 4:30:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' also had the archetypical one-hall layout, though was fortunate enough to have multiple classrooms. It also had unisex bathroom scenes, but less often. To further compound the claustrophobic nature of the set, there exists a [[http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/486.html theory]] that the entire ''Saved By The Bell'' universe is contained inside the school. Furthermore, Bayside High is an example of TelevisionGeography: in ''Good Morning Miss Bliss'' (The original title of the series), it was Midwestern, moving to northern California for ''SavedByTheBell''. The selfsame school reappeared years later in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', by which time it had migrated to San Francisco.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' also had the archetypical one-hall layout, though was fortunate enough to have multiple classrooms. It also had unisex bathroom scenes, but less often. To further compound the claustrophobic nature of the set, there exists a [[http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/486.html theory]] that the entire ''Saved By The Bell'' universe is contained inside the school. Furthermore, Bayside High is an example of TelevisionGeography: in ''Good Morning Miss Bliss'' (The original title of the series), it was Midwestern, moving to northern California for ''SavedByTheBell''.''Series/SavedByTheBell''. The selfsame school reappeared years later in ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', by which time it had migrated to San Francisco.
26th Mar '16 1:04:56 PM Alia_of
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* The blurb for Creator/LaurenKate's ''Unforgiven'' starts with "High school can be hell". And Trumbull High literally is Hell for [[TheProtagonist Lilith]] - one of tailor-made Hells that she's spent the last three millenia in. All teachers are nasty or clueless, other students look down at her, apparently only because she is poor and has an ill brother, and when she tries to rebel, she only gets detention. For bonus points, since it's Hell, there are no weekends. And the whole plot takes place in the 14 weeks leading up to prom, which seems to be the single obsession of all students (apart from Lilith, that is).

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* The blurb for Creator/LaurenKate's ''Unforgiven'' starts with "High school can be hell". And Trumbull High literally is Hell for [[TheProtagonist Lilith]] - one of tailor-made Hells that she's spent the last three millenia in. All teachers are nasty or clueless, other students look down at her or downright bully her, apparently only because she is poor and has an ill brother, and when she tries to rebel, she only gets detention. For bonus points, since it's Hell, there are no weekends. And the whole plot takes place in the 14 weeks day leading up to the prom, which seems to be the single obsession of all students (apart from Lilith, that is).
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