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23rd Feb '18 8:24:12 AM BigJimbo
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* Certain regions, cities and towns are only famous to the general public because of their association with a certain novel, film, song or other work of art or historical event, being the location of a famous landmark, or their association with a famous person. Some people, usually not the inhabitants of the place themselves, may even be amazed that the examples made famous by fiction actually exist!

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* Certain regions, cities and towns are only famous to the general public because of their association with a certain novel, film, song or other work of art or historical event, being the location of a famous landmark, or their association with a famous person. Some people, usually not the inhabitants of the place themselves, may even be amazed that the examples made famous by fiction actually exist!exist.



** Alabama, USA: The Stephen Foster song "I've Come From Alabama With A Banjo On My Knee" Or Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"

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** Alabama, USA: The Stephen Foster song "I've Come From Alabama With A Banjo On My Knee" Or or Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"Alabama".



** Barcelona, Spain: The song ''"Barcelona"'' by [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] and Montserrat Caballé. Also, the 1992 Olympics.



** Fargo: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo!

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** Fargo: The film ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' (and its subsequent [[Series/{{Fargo}} TV spinoff]]), which, by the way, doesn't even take place in Fargo! Fargo!.



** Madagascar: [[WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} The animated film]].



** Saint Petersburg, Russia: ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.



** San Fransisco, California: ''Disney/BigHero6'' (where it's name is changed to San Fransokyo) and ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.
22nd Feb '18 7:23:38 PM nombretomado
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* Many people associate the line "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum." with VideoGame/DukeNukem rather than with "Rowdy" RoddyPiper's character in ''Film/TheyLive''.

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* Many people associate the line "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum." with VideoGame/DukeNukem rather than with "Rowdy" RoddyPiper's Wrestling/RoddyPiper's character in ''Film/TheyLive''.
15th Feb '18 11:11:24 AM Pren
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* ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' features several references to real GothicRomance novels that were popular at the time but have all been forgotten, leading many modern readers to assume Jane Austen was making them up.

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* ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' features several references to real GothicRomance Gothic romance novels that were popular at the time but have all been forgotten, leading many modern readers to assume Jane Austen was making them up.
15th Feb '18 11:09:46 AM Pren
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* ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'' features several references to real GothicRomance novels that were popular at the time but have all been forgotten, leading many modern readers to assume Jane Austen was making them up.
15th Feb '18 10:52:01 AM Pren
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* American Founding Father Patrick Henry was actually quoting a play named ''Cato'' when he ended his famous speech with "Give me liberty or give me death." The play was tremendously popular at the time and everyone present was familiar with it, basically making this the equivalent of someone in the present ending a big speech with "May the Force be with you."
13th Feb '18 2:34:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is absolutely the king of this, being both {{Troperrific}} and jam-packed with {{shout out}}s to damn near everything under the sun. From music/bands, novels, films and TV shows, and other video games, from the popular to the extremely obscure, if you name a piece of media, chances are pretty good that ''[=WoW=]'' has referenced it. This naturally leads to a great deal of OlderThanTheyThink, particularly for the younger and more...[[FanDumb culturally]] [[FanBoy unaware]] in the fandom. This even applies to the ''[[WarcraftExpandedUniverse Warcraft franchise]] itself'', since the MMO contains many {{mythology gag}}s which are {{shout out}}s to the older RTS games, and other Blizzard games. Just look at [[http://www.wowwiki.com/In-jokes_and_references this list]] for examples. Beyond the references, gameplay elements themselves are victims to this, since [=WoW=] is the 800 lb gorilla of the MMO genre. {{Fandumb}} often accuses other games of "ripping off" ''[=WoW=]'' features, when those other games had them first.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is absolutely the king of this, being both {{Troperrific}} and jam-packed with {{shout out}}s to damn near everything under the sun. From music/bands, novels, films and TV shows, and other video games, from the popular to the extremely obscure, if you name a piece of media, chances are pretty good that ''[=WoW=]'' has referenced it. This naturally leads to a great deal of OlderThanTheyThink, particularly for the younger and more...[[FanDumb culturally]] [[FanBoy unaware]] in the fandom. This even applies to the ''[[WarcraftExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse Warcraft franchise]] itself'', since the MMO contains many {{mythology gag}}s which are {{shout out}}s to the older RTS games, and other Blizzard games. Just look at [[http://www.wowwiki.com/In-jokes_and_references this list]] for examples. Beyond the references, gameplay elements themselves are victims to this, since [=WoW=] is the 800 lb gorilla of the MMO genre. {{Fandumb}} often accuses other games of "ripping off" ''[=WoW=]'' features, when those other games had them first.
11th Feb '18 5:46:53 PM KBABZ
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* Every anime indulge-r knows of ''Manga/DragonBall''....only whenever someone hears the name Son Gokuu, VERY FEW people are going to ever going to think about the original Monkey King from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' over the iconic Saiyan protagonist, [[BilingualBonus since Son Gokuu is the Japanese rendering of the Chinese name Sun Wukong]]. This expands to many other works that involve the usage of Wukong's name in that form of Japanese rendering (also ranging to Japanese dubs of any original ''Journey to the West''-based media), which only shows how a majority of people are rarely associated with the original works and/or drama adaptations. It's to the point that in a nutshell, where people don't realize that ''Dragon Ball'''s version of Wukong/Gokuu was based off another prior monkey character with the same exact name (孫悟空).

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* Every anime indulge-r knows of ''Manga/DragonBall''....''Manga/DragonBall'' ...only whenever someone hears the name Son Gokuu, VERY FEW ''very few'' people are going to ever going to think about the original Monkey King from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' over the iconic Saiyan protagonist, [[BilingualBonus since Son Gokuu is the Japanese rendering of the Chinese name Sun Wukong]]. This expands to many other works that involve the usage of Wukong's name in that form of Japanese rendering (also ranging to Japanese dubs of any original ''Journey to the West''-based media), which only shows how a majority of people are rarely associated with the original works and/or drama adaptations. It's to the point that in a nutshell, where people don't realize that ''Dragon Ball'''s version of Wukong/Gokuu was based off another prior monkey character with the same exact name (孫悟空).(孫悟空).
** ''Dragon Ball'' itself gets this from Americans and other English speakers thanks to the divide between the original and American takes, such that it's much easier to find someone to laugh about the Over 9,000 meme than it is to discuss the Wuxia elements in the franchise. This is due to the separation of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' from the [[Anime/DragonBall earlier parts of the story]], and further thanks to the various dubs and script changes in FUNimation's version of the insatiably popular ''Z''. [[Anime/DragonBallKai Until]] [[Anime/DragonBallSuper recently]], the Japanese and American versions of the show were very different, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks with mixed]] [[BrokenBase results]].
10th Feb '18 9:05:07 AM TroperNo9001
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* This happened with the classic songs featured in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' thanks to its' monster popularity. On Google, the Trolls versions of the songs have more results than the original versions.

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* This happened with the classic songs featured in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' thanks to its' its monster popularity. On Google, the Trolls versions of the songs have more results than the original versions.
9th Feb '18 6:23:16 AM Quanyails
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* Myth/GreekMythology: Most Greek mythological characters will be referred to under their Roman names rather than their Greek ones, like Hercules instead of Heracles.



* Many gods from Greek mythology are far more famous under their Roman names today. It gets to the point that even in stories specifically set in Ancient Greece the characters will still be addressed under their Roman names, because people are more likely to recognize characters like Heracles, Eros and Poseidon, for instance, as Hercules, Cupid and Neptune.

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* Many gods from Greek mythology Myth/GreekMythology are far more famous under their Roman names today. It gets to the point that even in stories specifically set in Ancient Greece the characters will still be addressed under their Roman names, because people are more likely to recognize characters like Heracles, Eros and Poseidon, for instance, as Hercules, Cupid and Neptune.
9th Feb '18 6:21:34 AM Quanyails
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* Series/SamsonEnGert: In Belgium and the Netherlands most people will not think of the biblical character when hearing the name "Samson", but of a talking bobtail dog.
* Series/FCDeKampioenen: Carmen's dog Nero was originally named after the Belgian comic strip character ComicStrip/{{Nero}}. Since 2002 the comic strip has been terminated and the albums are no longer available in regular stores, making the original reference more obscure. Most younger people will probably assume it's a reference to the Roman emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}.
* Series/SpittingImage: This show featuring puppet versions of famous celebrities has also caused some MemeticMutation. Today many people in the UK remember UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher more as in their grotesque villainous puppet versions than as Real Life people. A good example is Thatcher beating up members of her cabinet in many sketches, which a lot of people almost assume she did.

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* Series/SamsonEnGert: ''Series/SamsonEnGert'': In Belgium and the Netherlands most people will not think of the biblical character when hearing the name "Samson", but of a talking bobtail dog.
* Series/FCDeKampioenen: ''Series/FCDeKampioenen'': Carmen's dog Nero was originally named after the Belgian comic strip character ComicStrip/{{Nero}}.''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}''. Since 2002 the comic strip has been terminated and the albums are no longer available in regular stores, making the original reference more obscure. Most younger people will probably assume it's a reference to the Roman emperor UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}.
* Series/SpittingImage: ''Series/SpittingImage'': This show featuring puppet versions of famous celebrities has also caused some MemeticMutation. Today many people in the UK remember UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher more as in their grotesque villainous puppet versions than as Real Life people. A good example is Thatcher beating up members of her cabinet in many sketches, which a lot of people almost assume she did.
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