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12th Mar '17 2:30:50 PM nombretomado
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* This is the typical form taken by the "nature preserves" used by some of ''{{Mortasheen}}'''s many MadScientist-types to isolate and study pure humans.


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* This is the typical form taken by the "nature preserves" used by some of ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'''s many MadScientist-types to isolate and study pure humans.
24th Feb '17 8:00:15 AM Discar
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* ''Film/GetOut'' combines this with some serious interracial tension. The only black people in the neighborhood where the main characters are visiting the girl's parents are either [[StepfordSmiler docile, brainwashed servants]] or have mysteriously gone missing.

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* ''Film/GetOut'' ''Film/GetOut2017'' combines this with some serious interracial tension. The only black people in the neighborhood where the main characters are visiting the girl's parents are either [[StepfordSmiler docile, brainwashed servants]] or have mysteriously gone missing.
21st Feb '17 10:31:43 PM gewunomox
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* "Shangri-La" and "Well Respected Man" by TheKinks are about suburbia and [[StepfordSmiler the people who inhabit it]]. It was a regular theme with them, although there are subversions such as "Village Green" (where the singer longs for the "simple people," "fresh air" and 'Sunday school" of his idyllic hometown, and laments how modernization is turning it into TheThemeParkVersion).

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* "Shangri-La" and "Well Respected Man" by TheKinks Music/TheKinks are about suburbia and [[StepfordSmiler the people who inhabit it]]. It was a regular theme with them, although there are subversions such as "Village Green" (where the singer longs for the "simple people," "fresh air" and 'Sunday school" of his idyllic hometown, and laments how modernization is turning it into TheThemeParkVersion).
19th Feb '17 12:58:19 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' was set in an idyllic American Dream suburbia filled with dysfunction and neuroses - and it was made ''during'' the Fifties.

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* Cinephiles have long pointed out that many of the {{Melodrama}} made in TheFifties were in fact UnbuiltTrope satire on the mentality and values of this trope:
** Creator/VincenteMinnelli's ''Some Came Running'' portrayed the SmallTownBoredom and hypocrisy of this era, the fact that the good family man is having a mistress on the side while publicly acting like a family man.
** Creator/DouglasSirk's ''Film/AllThatHeavenAllows'' attacks the sexism and DoubleStandard as well as the ConspicuousConsumption that people use as a substitute to solving their actual problems.
* Creator/NicholasRay provided two famous attacks on this concept, both made in TheFifties:
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''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' was set in an idyllic American Dream suburbia filled with dysfunction and neuroses - and it was made ''during'' the Fifties.Fifties.
** ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' attacks it from every angle. The father can only provide the lifestyle by working two jobs which he has [[UnconfessedUnemployment to lie to his wife about]], they are constantly struggling to make their ends meet and more or less live beyond their means just to maintain the facade.
10th Jan '17 5:47:25 PM rjung
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* One appears in the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' two-part episode, "There's No Place Like Springfield." Shipwreck is on a mission when he gets knocked underwater and passes out. He awakens in a hospital bed seven years later, surrounded by his loving wife and their loving daughter, whom he has completely forgotten. They take him home and explain that Cobra had been defeated several years prior, but a recent fall off the roof caused him to lose his memory of those events. [[spoiler:The idyllic town is actually a Cobra training base, his family are Cobra agents, and they are trying to get Shipwreck to reveal a secret password he received before his accident.]]
14th Dec '16 6:25:42 PM Andyroid
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* The title space station in ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' is this, only RecycledInSpace

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* The title space station in ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' is this, only RecycledInSpaceRecycledInSpace.
* ''Film/GetOut'' combines this with some serious interracial tension. The only black people in the neighborhood where the main characters are visiting the girl's parents are either [[StepfordSmiler docile, brainwashed servants]] or have mysteriously gone missing.
1st Dec '16 6:40:40 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "Nosedive", the world in which Lacie lives is scarily perfect, with almost everyone under the same smiley, ratings-obsessed spell. Public outrages are seen as felonies, people buy coffee just to photograph, and you must disregard certain acts - such as being kind to service workers and colleagues - to keep those precious stars intact. There's even a ratings expert that Lacie visits who is similar to a psychiatrist or a counselor in the real world. [[SanitySlippage It's easy to see why she ends up snapping halfway through the episode.]]
29th Nov '16 12:21:22 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* The Zaibatsu corporation owns an upscale suburb in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' called "The Village", apparently a shout out to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. It's a swanky community with pink cobblestone streets, art deco houses, and luxury cars roving the streets.

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* The Zaibatsu corporation owns an upscale suburb in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' called "The Village", apparently a shout out to ''Series/ThePrisoner''. It's a swanky community with pink cobblestone streets, art deco houses, and luxury cars roving the streets.
9th Nov '16 1:57:43 PM nombretomado
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* "Shop Vac" by nerd favorite JonathanCoulton is about a couple that moves from the big city to suburbia to start a family... only the husband really isn't happy with the move.

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* "Shop Vac" by nerd favorite JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton is about a couple that moves from the big city to suburbia to start a family... only the husband really isn't happy with the move.
14th Oct '16 1:54:29 PM Jake18
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** The towns of Andale and Tranquility Lane[[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[[spoiler:, the 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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