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8th Apr '16 4:30:55 PM Jarl
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* ''Blog/ScarfolkCouncil'' gives us Scarfolk, a small English town [[GroundhogDayLoop trapped in the 1970s]] which is StepfordSuburbia except that YouCanPanicNow. Got to keep those infant terrorists and undead foreigners out!
20th Feb '16 7:51:21 PM WillBGood
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** This applies to much of suburban America in it's pre-war days, where people were being killed in everything from government experiments, to malfunctioning factory robots, to ''taste-testing soda''. Chinese Americans were also being rounded up and imprisoned after the Sino-American war began in 2066, and fears of Communism and sabotage led to the Unites States becoming a police state in everything but name.
* Although most of the human characters in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' game fit comfortable into the StepfordSmiler trope, Santa Modesta is set in a pleasant 1950s suburbia... in which everyone has various psychological hang-ups seething just underneath the surface.

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** This applies to much of suburban America in it's its pre-war days, where people were being killed in everything from government experiments, to malfunctioning factory robots, to ''taste-testing soda''. Chinese Americans were also being rounded up and imprisoned after the Sino-American war began in 2066, and fears of Communism and sabotage led to the Unites States becoming a police state in everything but name.
* Although most of the human characters in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' game fit comfortable comfortably into the StepfordSmiler trope, Santa Modesta is set in a pleasant 1950s suburbia... in which everyone has various psychological hang-ups seething just underneath the surface.
28th Jan '16 10:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Darien, Connecticut: filming location for ''RevolutionaryRoad'', both ''StepfordWives'' films, and the basis for the book and film ''Gentlemen's Agreement''.

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* Darien, Connecticut: filming location for ''RevolutionaryRoad'', ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', both ''StepfordWives'' ''Film/StepfordWives'' films, and the basis for the book and film ''Gentlemen's Agreement''.
9th Jan '16 10:31:01 AM nighttrainfm
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* The 2016 Marvel event ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' is centred around "Pleasant Hills". This seemingly-idyllic suburb is hiding something so nasty it brings together two Avengers teams (who aren't on the best of terms) to contain it.

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* The 2016 Marvel event ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' is centred around "Pleasant Hills". This seemingly-idyllic suburb is hiding something so nasty it brings together two multiple Avengers teams (who aren't on the best of terms) to contain it.
9th Jan '16 10:30:01 AM nighttrainfm
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9th Jan '16 10:29:59 AM nighttrainfm
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* The 2016 Marvel event ''ComicBook/AvengersStandoff'' is centred around "Pleasant Hills". This seemingly-idyllic suburb is hiding something so nasty it brings together two Avengers teams (who aren't on the best of terms) to contain it.
9th Dec '15 3:31:21 AM jormis29
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* An issue of ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' featured a StepfordSuburbia run by a man who had created a [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum madness-powered]] machine that turned people "normal"[[note]]He thought his father made it, but actually his father's machine was a self-flagellation device with which he punished himself for not being "normal"[[/note]]. He started as a HeteronormativeCrusader with mild racism and an inablility to understand young people, but as his madness increased, his definition of "normal" grew even narrower ("You take milk in your coffee, right, Joe?")

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* An issue of ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' featured a StepfordSuburbia run by a man who had created a [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum madness-powered]] machine that turned people "normal"[[note]]He thought his father made it, but actually his father's machine was a self-flagellation device with which he punished himself for not being "normal"[[/note]]. He started as a HeteronormativeCrusader with mild racism and an inablility to understand young people, but as his madness increased, his definition of "normal" grew even narrower ("You take milk in your coffee, right, Joe?")
8th Dec '15 8:33:35 PM WillBGood
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* In Mike Heimbach's novel "Literature/TheSuburbanChronicles" The Suburban Estates subdivision and surrounding area is nothing but endless streets of identical, pastel colored tract homes with everyone perfect to the point that in over thirty years there has been not even one crime in the town. Apparently the threat of the owner of everything as your neighbor makes everyone act as though nothing ever goes wrong there, even when things do.

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* In Mike Heimbach's novel "Literature/TheSuburbanChronicles" ''Literature/TheSuburbanChronicles'' The Suburban Estates subdivision and surrounding area is nothing but endless streets of identical, pastel colored tract homes with everyone perfect to the point that in over thirty years there has been not even one crime in the town. Apparently the threat of the owner of everything as your neighbor makes everyone act as though nothing ever goes wrong there, even when things do.
20th Nov '15 1:42:14 PM StFan
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* Happily averted in Richard Thomson's ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'', set in a tightly-packed suburban neighborhood of lookalike houses -- the inhabitants are all charmingly "off" in some way or other.
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* The title space station in {{Film/Elysium}} is this, only RecycledInSpace

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* Happily averted in Richard Thomson's ''CulDeSac'', set in a tightly-packed suburban neighborhood of lookalike houses - the inhabitants are all charmingly "off" in some way or other.
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8th Oct '15 7:30:06 AM GeneralSpecific
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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives''' Wisteria Lane.

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* Where ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' moves to in season 4.
* ''Series/{{Suburgatory}}'', of course.

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* In PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale, Desert Bluffs, run by Strexcorp, seems to be this. They desire to keep growing, spreading across the world, making everyone as Happy and Productive as they are, even Night Vale. [[spoiler: They even succeeded for a while.]]

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* In PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale, ''PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale'', Desert Bluffs, run by Strexcorp, seems to be this. They desire to keep growing, spreading across the world, making everyone as Happy and Productive as they are, even Night Vale. [[spoiler: They even succeeded for a while.]]
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