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19th Apr '16 11:51:09 PM erforce
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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron included a few nods to his native Mexico in the third ''Film/HarryPotter'' film. For example, the courtyard fountain has [[http://outnow.ch/Media/Movies/Bilder/2004/HarryPotter3/movie.ws/03.jpg four statues of an eagle eating a snake]], a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico Mexican coat of arms]].

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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron included a few nods to his native Mexico in the third ''Film/HarryPotter'' film.''Film/HarryPotterAndTheprisonerOfAzkaban''. For example, the courtyard fountain has [[http://outnow.ch/Media/Movies/Bilder/2004/HarryPotter3/movie.ws/03.jpg four statues of an eagle eating a snake]], a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico Mexican coat of arms]].
6th Apr '16 3:29:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The later ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).

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* The later ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are games set in France (3, 4) (''3'') and New York (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), Tame'') always include one Japanese party member (besides ''besides'' the PC, who is always Japanese; the always-Japanese PC (the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).
26th Feb '16 4:48:12 PM Prfnoff
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': When Rita and Runt go to Iraq, Rita sings that it doesn't look like Burbank, more like Van Nuys. (Both are suburbs of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. You can guess which one has higher property values.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': When Rita and Runt go to Iraq, Rita sings that it doesn't look like Burbank, more like Van Nuys. (Both are suburbs of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. You can guess which one has higher property values.)) The reference to Burbank can be justified by the Creator/WarnerBros water tower being there in RealLife.
26th Feb '16 4:30:41 PM Prfnoff
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* The later ''SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (V, ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).

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* The later ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (V, (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).
19th Nov '15 1:02:43 AM Adept
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* The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime had one single offhand reference to an [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} "eastern island"]] from which {{Shogi}} was imported.

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* The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime had one single offhand reference to an [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} "eastern island"]] from which {{Shogi}} TabletopGame/{{Shogi}} was imported.
13th Nov '15 1:03:33 PM eroock
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8th Nov '15 5:32:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''RenAndStimpy'' character "George Liquor", (who only showed up in a handful of episodes, and whose actual name was never completely said to the audience due to some ExecutiveMeddling by Nickelodeon censors) has a very strange name. The origin of the name, however, was the creator, Creator/JohnKricfalusi, having seen the street sign for a local liquor store in Van Nuys, California (Where Kricfalusi lived at the time while pre-developing the series) that read "GEORGE LIQUOR". John K was astounded, and immensely amused by the liquor store owner not even bothering to have so much as a contraction in the title to declare ownership of the liquor store as "George's Liquor" and the name stuck.

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* ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' character "George Liquor", (who only showed up in a handful of episodes, and whose actual name was never completely said to the audience due to some ExecutiveMeddling by Nickelodeon censors) has a very strange name. The origin of the name, however, was the creator, Creator/JohnKricfalusi, having seen the street sign for a local liquor store in Van Nuys, California (Where Kricfalusi lived at the time while pre-developing the series) that read "GEORGE LIQUOR". John K was astounded, and immensely amused by the liquor store owner not even bothering to have so much as a contraction in the title to declare ownership of the liquor store as "George's Liquor" and the name stuck.
14th Jul '15 9:25:06 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').

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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
20th Jun '15 10:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').

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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''{{Mallrats}}'', ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
16th Jun '15 11:48:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* in ''Film/BadSanta'', [[VillainProtagonist Willie]] is asked by a kid what the North Pole is like. As the movie takes place in Arizona, Willie replies: "[[PlaceWorseThanDeath Apache Junction]]."
** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those not from Arizona]], Apache Junction is commonly associated with rednecks and trailer parks.

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* in ''Film/BadSanta'', [[VillainProtagonist Willie]] is asked by a kid what the North Pole is like. As the movie takes place in Arizona, Willie replies: "[[PlaceWorseThanDeath Apache Junction]]."
** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those not from Arizona]], Apache Junction
Junction]]," which is commonly associated with rednecks and trailer parks.
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