History Main / StepfordSuburbia

1st Sep '17 4:20:09 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** The town of Celebration is especially notable, given that it was developed by [[Creator/{{Disney}} the Walt Disney Company]] (though they soon relinquished control of it) as an idyllic model community inspired by the small towns of the '40s and '50s. The moment people heard that Disney was building a suburb, they [[http://gizmodo.com/celebration-florida-the-utopian-town-that-america-jus-1564479405 immediately expected this trope]], and they were not disappointed.



* North Pole, UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}}, a town where it is literally Christmas every day. Every business is Christmas-themed (even the UsefulNotes/McDonalds!), and sixth-graders are enlisted to reply to all the letters to Santa that the US Postal Service delivers to the town. Jon Ronson visited the town to shoot a documentary called ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/dec/23/usgunviolence.usa Death in Santaland]]'', about a foiled school shooting plot in 2006 by a group of 13-year-olds who, allegedly, had grown sick of/been driven mad by the CrapsaccharineWorld they lived in.

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* North Pole, UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}}, a town located about fifteen miles east of Fairbanks where it is literally Christmas every day. Every business is Christmas-themed (even the UsefulNotes/McDonalds!), and sixth-graders are enlisted to reply to all the letters to Santa that the US Postal Service delivers to the town. Jon Ronson visited the town to shoot a documentary called ''[[http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/dec/23/usgunviolence.usa Death in Santaland]]'', about a foiled [[AxesAtSchool school shooting plot plot]] in 2006 by a group of 13-year-olds who, allegedly, had grown sick of/been driven mad by the CrapsaccharineWorld they lived in.
27th Jul '17 1:45:21 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** The towns of Andale and Tranquility Lane, and [[spoiler:,the virtual world of Vault 112]]. Suffice to say, there are other factors that make them both even creepier than the standard Stepford Suburbia.

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** The towns of Andale and Tranquility Lane, and [[spoiler:,the [[spoiler:the virtual world of Vault 112]]. Suffice to say, there are other factors that make them both even creepier than the standard Stepford Suburbia.


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* ''VideoGame/MafiaIII''[='=]s UsefulNotes/NewOrleans-inspired setting offers up the neighborhood of Frisco Fields, an upper-middle class, white-picket-fence suburb that looks like something straight out of ''Series/TheBradyBunch''. It's also the home base of [[TheKlan the Southern Union]], founded as it was by people fleeing the integration of New Bordeaux, while many of the housewives are hopped up on 'weight-loss pills' that they didn't realize were actually PCP until TheMafia already had them addicted.
23rd Jul '17 2:41:53 PM DrOO7
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* ''Far From Heaven'', set in 1950s Connecticut. ''Everyone'' and ''everything'' in this film looks perfect--hair, clothes, houses, etc. Except the protagonist and her husband are in a deeply unhappy SexlessMarriage, thanks to him being gay, she's slowly but surely falling in love with her African-American gardener, and their supposedly liberal community is actually quite bigoted and narrow-minded.
18th Jul '17 3:40:30 PM WillKeaton
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* An issue of ''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?")

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* An issue of ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' featured a StepfordSuburbia run by a man who had created a [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum madness-powered]] machine that turned people "normal"[[note]]He "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]]. "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?")
15th Jul '17 10:51:51 AM nombretomado
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** In {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}}, not only do you have all the attendant white flight problems, but there was also a housing boom in the years after WorldWarII, with entire neighborhoods springing up overnight, most of which were built on one or two floor plans, meaning every house looks eerily similar.

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** In {{UsefulNotes/Cleveland}}, not only do you have all the attendant white flight problems, but there was also a housing boom in the years after WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with entire neighborhoods springing up overnight, most of which were built on one or two floor plans, meaning every house looks eerily similar.
3rd Jul '17 3:58:31 PM DrOO7
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* Despite the urban setting, Edith Wharton's ''Literature/TheAgeOfInnocence'' (and most of her other books) fits this to a T.
12th Jun '17 5:59:30 AM Britarse
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25th May '17 11:45:37 AM PrimeEvil
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* ''Series/{{Millennium}}'': Most prominently in the S1 episode "Weeds," but there are many other examples.
20th May '17 6:55:53 PM nombretomado
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* "Little Boxes", the 1962 folk song composed by Malvina Reynolds and popularized by Pete Seeger (and used as the original opening theme to ''{{Weeds}}''). It was covered by Music/TheDecemberists, whose choice of chord progression drags the subtext kicking and screaming to the fore.

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* "Little Boxes", the 1962 folk song composed by Malvina Reynolds and popularized by Pete Seeger (and used as the original opening theme to ''{{Weeds}}'').''Series/{{Weeds}}''). It was covered by Music/TheDecemberists, whose choice of chord progression drags the subtext kicking and screaming to the fore.
1st Apr '17 10:00:39 AM nombretomado
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* Ben Folds' re-envisioned "[[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858598697/ Rockin' the Suburbs]]" for the movie ''Film/OverTheHedge'':

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* Ben Folds' re-envisioned "[[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858598697/ Rockin' the Suburbs]]" for the movie ''Film/OverTheHedge'':''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'':
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