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4th May '17 3:43:17 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/NoManOfHerOwn'', Connie says this word for word, and Creator/ClarkGable walks in to change everything.

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* In ''Film/NoManOfHerOwn'', Connie (Creator/CaroleLombard) says this word for word, and Creator/ClarkGable walks in to change everything.
4th May '17 3:42:23 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', Connie says this word for word, and Creator/ClarkGable walks in to change everything.

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* In ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', ''Film/NoManOfHerOwn'', Connie says this word for word, and Creator/ClarkGable walks in to change everything.
4th May '17 3:37:12 PM LongTallShorty64
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*In ''Film/NoManOfHerOWn'', Connie says this word for word, and Creator/ClarkGable walks in to change everything.
23rd Apr '17 5:42:37 PM nombretomado
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23rd Apr '17 9:54:16 AM nombretomado
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* [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley, CA]]. Whenever someone is murdered, a serial killer comes to town, drug dealers show up and start taking hostages, vampires enroll in the local high school, or [[CartwrightCurse another one of Jessica Wakefield's boyfriends dies a horrible death]], the inevitable reaction from the locals is "How could such a thing happen in Sweet Valley? Things like that never happen here!"

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* [[SweetValleyHigh [[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley, CA]]. Whenever someone is murdered, a serial killer comes to town, drug dealers show up and start taking hostages, vampires enroll in the local high school, or [[CartwrightCurse another one of Jessica Wakefield's boyfriends dies a horrible death]], the inevitable reaction from the locals is "How could such a thing happen in Sweet Valley? Things like that never happen here!"
7th Apr '17 8:31:24 AM Prfnoff
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* Creator/HenrikIbsen seems to have been fond of the trope. In a number of plays he wrote, action is set by the fact that NothingExcitingEverHappensHere.Thus:
** ''Theatre/{{Ghosts}}'' has captain Alving getting destructive because he is confined to a small town with dull people.
** ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'' makes her own action, because her life is similarly uninteresting.
** ''Theatre/TheLadyFromTheSea'' and ''Theatre/TheMasterBuilder'' both comment on the little community where Ellida Wangel is looking for a purpose, and also where Hilde Wangel (her step-daughter) grew up. She left for town as soon as she was able to, and it didn`t end well - for the master builder Solness, at least. But Hilde found the thing more exciting.
** ''Theatre/TheLeagueOfYouth'' has newspaper editor Aslaksen, who solely lives for stirring things up, because nothing ever seems to happen. On a dark note, Ibsen shrewdly states that the consequences of this line of thought seldom end well. In fact, things may get ''more'' exciting than the characters actually want.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Creator/HenrikIbsen seems to have been fond of the trope. In a number of plays he wrote, action is set by the fact that NothingExcitingEverHappensHere.Thus:
** ''Theatre/{{Ghosts}}'' has captain Alving getting destructive because he is confined to a small town with dull people.
** ''Theatre/HeddaGabler'' makes her own action, because her life is similarly uninteresting.
** ''Theatre/TheLadyFromTheSea'' and ''Theatre/TheMasterBuilder'' both comment on the little community where Ellida Wangel is looking for a purpose, and also where Hilde Wangel (her step-daughter) grew up. She left for town as soon as she was able to, and it didn`t end well - for the master builder Solness, at least. But Hilde found the thing more exciting.
** ''Theatre/TheLeagueOfYouth'' has newspaper editor Aslaksen, who solely lives for stirring things up, because nothing ever seems to happen. On a dark note, Ibsen shrewdly states that the consequences of this line of thought seldom end well. In fact, things may get ''more'' exciting than the characters actually want.
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7th Apr '17 8:30:32 AM Prfnoff
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* Rock and Roll has been practically ''built'' on this trope from Day 1, with some of the greatest revolutions being started by people who seemed to come out of nowhere, or at least, places that weren't really on the radar.
** [[{{Music/ElvisPresley}} Tupelo, MS?]]
** [[{{Music/TheBeatles}} Liverpool, England?]]
** [[{{Music/Nirvana}} Seattle, WA?]][[note]]Yes, Seattle ''had'' produced Music/JimiHendrix, but, pre-''Music/{{Nevermind}}'', the "scene" was split up with Music/SirMixALot, Music/{{Queensryche}}, and Music/{{Heart}} all around but no clear "face" for the music there. Exactly how Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman figured out that they had the Next Big Thing, after so many Here Today Gone Tomorrow Next Big Things That Weren't (funk-metal, [=EMF=], [=Madchester=], {{Shoegazing}}, etc.) may never be truly known.[[/note]]
7th Apr '17 8:05:12 AM Prfnoff
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* Tazmily Village in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is a rather sleepy middle-of-nowhere burg until the events of the plot start to disrupt its peace. The zero crime rate there is a plot point.

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* Tazmily Village in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is a rather sleepy middle-of-nowhere burg until the events of the plot start to disrupt its peace. The zero crime rate there is a plot point. [[spoiler:The final chapter reveals that the tranquil state of Tazmily Village was deliberately engineered by its inhabitants as part of a plan to erase their memories of a previous world that was destroyed.]]
24th Mar '17 8:32:30 PM Prfnoff
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* Tazmily Village in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is a rather sleepy middle-of-nowhere burg until the events of the plot start to disrupt its peace. The zero crime rate there is a plot point.
3rd Mar '17 1:10:39 PM Palhinuk
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* Possum Springs from ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' is a small, slowly dying mining and factory town in the middle of the woods. Highlights of the hamlet include a the new superstore that just opened up near the highway, the hokey but charming harvest festival every Halloween, and [[spoiler: the cult of robed townsfolk kidnapping vagrants and delinquent teens to be fed to an elder god as a sacrifice to keep the town alive.]]
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