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3rd Jun '16 3:32:49 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "A Rover Runs Through It" Bobby is at his grandmother's ranch, he wanders through a field playing his gameboy commenting how boring it is out there, while he is saying this he passes by several animals including a pair of deer fighting for dominance, a flock of pheasants, and an elk, he never notices because he is focused on his gameboy game.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "A Rover Runs Through It" It", Bobby is at his grandmother's ranch, he wanders ranch and wandering through a field playing his gameboy Game Boy commenting how boring it is out there, while there. While he is saying this he passes by several animals including a pair of deer fighting for dominance, a flock of pheasants, and an elk, elk; he never notices all this because he is focused on his gameboy Game Boy game.
19th May '16 5:08:58 PM nombretomado
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* Moose County, from TheCatWho books, is "400 miles north of everywhere," and is described as an idyllic but boring rural location. The locals insist that crime is something that happens "Down Below," as they refer to the rest of the U.S., despite the fact that Moose County seems to have a per capita murder rate to rival [[MurderSheWrote Cabot Cove]] or [[Literature/MissMarple St. Mary Meade]].

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* Moose County, from TheCatWho books, is "400 miles north of everywhere," and is described as an idyllic but boring rural location. The locals insist that crime is something that happens "Down Below," as they refer to the rest of the U.S., despite the fact that Moose County seems to have a per capita murder rate to rival [[MurderSheWrote [[Series/MurderSheWrote Cabot Cove]] or [[Literature/MissMarple St. Mary Meade]].
25th Apr '16 12:28:49 PM MsChibi
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Compare AliensInCardiff and EverytownAmerica. Contrast QuirkyTown. See OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent for when this happens to a person.

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Compare AliensInCardiff and EverytownAmerica. Contrast QuirkyTown. See OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent for when this happens to a person.
person. See also SmallTownBoredom.
16th Apr '16 5:08:39 PM beatingthebinary
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* ''Webcomic/MeatyYogurt'': Middleville's curse, cults, aliens, and occasional sitcom hijinks don't stop protagonist Jackie from bemoaning it as a deeply boring hometown.
13th Apr '16 7:51:21 AM Piando
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* In Episode 5 of ''WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged'', the show briefly cuts to [[EarlyBirdCameo Nail and Guru on Namek]], where Nail is complaining about how boring things are. Cue Freeza's arrival 12 episodes later...

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* In Episode 5 of ''WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the show briefly cuts to [[EarlyBirdCameo Nail and Guru on Namek]], where Nail is complaining about how boring things are. Cue Freeza's arrival 12 episodes later...
29th Mar '16 12:19:25 PM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is set in Boston, 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse. In one side quest, you meet a boy who thinks he can see a sea monster. It turns out to be a pre-war submarine, which is still running. If you tell him that it was a submarine, he says "Nothing exciting ever happens here!" Depending on how much time you have been spending on side quests and exploring, it is entirely possible that you will find the quest after Boston has been invaded by an airship full of soldiers in power armour, and maybe even after a nuclear explosion. The boy will still say that nothing exciting ever happens there.
26th Mar '16 10:22:34 AM nombretomado
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* The opening of the DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines episode "Ceiling Zero Zero" opens with the narrator telling that nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Dunkelville, until an earthquake shatters the skyline. It was a sonic boom caused by Vulture Squadron pursuing Yankee Doodle Pigeon with a giant amplifier.

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* The opening of the DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' episode "Ceiling Zero Zero" opens with the narrator telling that nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Dunkelville, until an earthquake shatters the skyline. It was a sonic boom caused by Vulture Squadron pursuing Yankee Doodle Pigeon with a giant amplifier.
19th Mar '16 12:12:33 AM Hossmeister
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12th Mar '16 12:45:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is the basic concept behind the [[RecycledInSPACE Rear Window remake]] ''Disturbia''.

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* This is the basic concept behind the [[RecycledInSPACE Rear Window remake]] ''Disturbia''.''Film/{{Disturbia}}''.



* At the very end of ''Can't Hardly Wait'', the two "X-Philes" complain that nothing ever happens in their town. A suspicious shadow falls over them with an unworldly sound, and they look up and grin as a blue light shines on them.
* Lampshaded in ''Suddenly'', where a policeman and a traveler discuss the idea that the town's name should be changed to ''Gradually''. The plot of the movie: A man takes hostages in the town when it is realised that a family's window is just the right place for a sniper rifle pointed at the president.

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* At the very end of ''Can't Hardly Wait'', ''Film/CantHardlyWait'', the two "X-Philes" complain that nothing ever happens in their town. A suspicious shadow falls over them with an unworldly sound, and they look up and grin as a blue light shines on them.
* Lampshaded in ''Suddenly'', ''Film/{{Suddenly}}'', where a policeman and a traveler discuss the idea that the town's name should be changed to ''Gradually''. The plot of the movie: A man takes hostages in the town when it is realised that a family's window is just the right place for a sniper rifle pointed at the president.



* In ''HomeAlone'', Buzz claims that the family lives on the most boring street in the country "where nothing remotely dangerous will ever happen"...while Kevin is preparing to fight off burglars Harry and Marv.

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* In ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', Buzz claims that the family lives on the most boring street in the country "where nothing remotely dangerous will ever happen"...while Kevin is preparing to fight off burglars Harry and Marv.



* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' is a somewhat more ordinary example. Phileas Fogg's house in Saville Row has been running like clockwork for years. [[CreatureOfHabit Fogg himself]] never wavers in his routine; he never travels, he has no business to attend to, and he never makes a public appearance [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman except for his daily trip to the Reform Club to play whist.]] Enter Passepartout, Fogg's new manservant. He's looking forward to a nice quiet gig, and [[TemptingFate he delightedly comments on how mundane and predictable his master is.]] On the very day that Passepartout enters Fogg's service, however, that same ordinary gentleman makes an extraordinary wager and [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe embarks on a mad dash around the world.]]

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* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' is a somewhat more ordinary example. Phileas Fogg's house in Saville Row has been running like clockwork for years. [[CreatureOfHabit Fogg himself]] never wavers in his routine; he never travels, he has no business to attend to, and he never makes a public appearance [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman except for his daily trip to the Reform Club to play whist.]] Enter Passepartout, Fogg's new manservant. He's looking forward to a nice quiet gig, and [[TemptingFate he delightedly comments on how mundane and predictable his master is.]] On the very day that Passepartout enters Fogg's service, however, that same ordinary gentleman makes an extraordinary wager and [[YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe embarks on a mad dash around the world.]]
12th Mar '16 12:43:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Special Agent Kent Mansley misguidedly believes that "big things happen in big places", and he's all too keen to get back to those places when he arrives in the sleepy Maine village where the action takes place. And then the action takes place.
* The first post-opening-credits scene of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' (at least, the first that isn't set to music) features Ringo Starr moping around Liverpool, complaining that nothing ever happens to him -- until he realizes that he's somehow being tailed through the streets by a yellow submarine.
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* Related note: In ''TheIronGiant'', Special Agent Kent Mansley misguidedly believes that "big things happen in big places", and he's all too keen to get back to those places when he arrives in the sleepy Maine village where the action takes place. And then the action takes place.



* The first post-opening-credits scene of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' (at least, the first that isn't set to music) features Ringo Starr moping around Liverpool, complaining that nothing ever happens to him -- until he realizes that he's somehow being tailed through the streets by a yellow submarine.
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