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22nd Aug '16 12:10:56 AM Kalmbach
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* The Town Called Malice in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.

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* The Town Called Malice in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', appears to be populated primarily by professional costumed villains.
21st Aug '16 1:12:13 AM Dravencour
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* Much like the Detroit example from above, pretty much any suburb of Milwaukee that's in a county other than Milwaukee County (and even a few that are) could be described as this. Nearly all of them began as planned communities that came of age in the "white flight" era, and most of the few that already existed were "sundown towns" (town where it was illegal for people of color to be in after sundown) at some point in their history. In fact, the segregation index is so high in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties that even if people of color were distributed evenly throughout Milwaukee County, it would still rank as the most segregated metro area in the United States.

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* Much like the Detroit example from above, pretty much any suburb of Milwaukee that's in a county other than Milwaukee County (and even a few that are) could be described as this. Nearly all of them began as planned communities that came of age in the "white flight" era, and most of the few that already existed were "sundown towns" (town [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundown_town sundown towns]] -- towns where it was illegal for people of color to be in were not allowed after sundown) sundown -- at some point in their history. In fact, the segregation index is so high in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties that even if people of color were distributed evenly throughout Milwaukee County, it would still rank as the most segregated metro area in the United States.
26th Jul '16 5:29:16 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' takes place in a fictional town in 1960's England where everyone is subject to GovernmentDrugEnforcement: anyone who doesn't regularly take a drug called Joy becomes a "Downer" and is [[BigBrotherIsWatching hunted down by the police]]. The given reason for this is supposedly [[AlternateHistory Britain being invaded by the Nazis during World War II]] and the desperate people of Britain doing [[NoodleIncident "A Very Bad Thing"]] in response to drive off the German invasion - whatever they did, they were so horrified by it that they resorted to self-inflicted GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul just to avoid societal collapse.

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* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' takes place in a fictional town in 1960's England where everyone is subject to GovernmentDrugEnforcement: anyone who doesn't regularly take a drug called Joy becomes a "Downer" and is [[BigBrotherIsWatching hunted down by the police]]. The given reason for this is supposedly [[AlternateHistory Britain being invaded by the Nazis during World War II]] and the desperate people of Britain doing [[NoodleIncident "A Very Bad Thing"]] in response to drive off the German invasion - whatever they did, they were so horrified by it that they resorted to self-inflicted GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul just to avoid societal collapse. Unfortunately, [[FalseUtopia their society is about to collapse anyway]] because everyone's too hopped-up on Joy to notice things are falling apart.
27th Jun '16 11:21:24 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' takes place in a fictional town in 1960's England where everyone is subject to GovernmentDrugEnforcement: anyone who doesn't regularly take a drug called Joy becomes a "Downer" and is [[BigBrotherIsWatching hunted down by the police]]. The given reason for this is supposedly [[AlternateHistory Britain being invaded by the Nazis during World War II]] and the desperate people of Britain doing [[NoodleIncident "A Very Bad Thing"]] in response to drive off the German invasion - whatever they did, they were so horrified by it that they resorted to self-inflicted GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul just to avoid societal collapse.
22nd Jun '16 1:12:08 AM Morgenthaler
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This is a TownWithADarkSecret, with the added twist that the Dark Secret is hidden in this "idyllic" neighbourhood. The Trope Namer is, of course ''TheStepfordWives'', a thoroughly creepifying book about such a town.

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This is a TownWithADarkSecret, with the added twist that the Dark Secret is hidden in this "idyllic" neighbourhood. The Trope Namer is, of course ''TheStepfordWives'', ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'', a thoroughly creepifying book about such a town.



* [[MeaningfulName Moralton]] in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. For all the DaveyAndGoliath stylings, it is a place filled with self-hating, hypocritical, abusive {{Jerkass}}es that seem dead set on crushing the naive and hopelessly optimistic protagonist. And that's when said protagonist isn't wreaking carnage because he takes the bad advice of his authority figures to extreme and unfortunate ends.

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* [[MeaningfulName Moralton]] in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. For all the DaveyAndGoliath WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath stylings, it is a place filled with self-hating, hypocritical, abusive {{Jerkass}}es that seem dead set on crushing the naive and hopelessly optimistic protagonist. And that's when said protagonist isn't wreaking carnage because he takes the bad advice of his authority figures to extreme and unfortunate ends.
4th Jun '16 7:37:06 PM gewunomox
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* Living on {{XTC}}'s "Respectable Street":

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* Living on {{XTC}}'s Music/{{XTC}}'s "Respectable Street":
12th May '16 10:36:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Music/MelanieMartinez ConceptAlbum ''Cry Baby'' takes place in a pastel 1950s-styled universe. Cry Baby lives in a suburban area with her drug using brother, alcoholic mother, and distant, cheating father. It gets worse as time goes on. Cry Baby ends up heartbroken several time, [[OnePersonBirthdayParty no one comes to her birthday]], she ends up kidnapped and possibly raped, [[spoiler:she has to kill her kidnapper]], and she undergoes a [[SanitySlippage mental breakdown]] as a result. Her mother also [[spoiler:kills her husband, his mistress, and possibly her brother]].
5th May '16 2:45:48 PM aye_amber
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* [The] ArcadeFire's third album, ''The Suburbs'', is a ConceptAlbum which focuses on, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the suburbs]]. It takes a somewhat nuanced view of the subject ([[TheFaceOfTheBand Win Butler]] is on record as saying that it's a letter "''from''" the suburbs, not for them or against them), but the Stepford form is definitely visible (particularly "Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains").

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* [The] ArcadeFire's Music/ArcadeFire's third album, ''The Suburbs'', is a ConceptAlbum which focuses on, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the suburbs]]. It takes a somewhat nuanced view of the subject ([[TheFaceOfTheBand Win Butler]] is on record as saying that it's a letter "''from''" the suburbs, not for them or against them), but the Stepford form is definitely visible (particularly "Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains").
3rd May '16 2:42:53 PM aye_amber
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* "No Birds" by PublicImageLtd

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* "No Birds" by PublicImageLtdMusic/PublicImageLtd.
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!
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