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9th Jun '17 9:02:30 AM GnomeTitan
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* Most of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books have Southern settings, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series. On the surface, these settings are examples of this trope, with Southern hospitality and idyllic rural settings. Scrape below the surface, however, and the trope is subverted: there's plenty of dark secrets, criminal activity, and bigotry going on. Not to speak of all the vampires and zombies, of course.

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* Most of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books have Southern settings, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series. On the surface, these settings are examples of this trope, with Southern hospitality and idyllic rural settings. Scrape below the surface, however, and the trope is subverted: there's plenty of dark secrets, criminal activity, and bigotry going on. Not to speak of all the vampires vampires, werewolves and zombies, of course.
7th Jun '17 12:24:10 PM GnomeTitan
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%% * All of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series.

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%% * All Most of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books, books have Southern settings, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series.series. On the surface, these settings are examples of this trope, with Southern hospitality and idyllic rural settings. Scrape below the surface, however, and the trope is subverted: there's plenty of dark secrets, criminal activity, and bigotry going on. Not to speak of all the vampires and zombies, of course.
7th Jun '17 12:19:07 PM GnomeTitan
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7th Jun '17 12:15:50 PM GnomeTitan
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** Similarly, James Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind" is about Taylor's childhood in North Carolina, but it's also popular in South Carolina.
*** Not to be confused with "South Carolina On My Mind" by Hank Martin and Buzz Alredge, South Carolina's (second) state song.

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** Similarly, James Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind" is about Taylor's childhood in North Carolina, but it's also popular in South Carolina.
*** Not
Carolina. It is not to be confused with "South Carolina On My Mind" by Hank Martin and Buzz Alredge, South Carolina's (second) state song.



* Too many CountryMusic songs to count.



** Taking it one step further, the TropeNamer song loads up on Jimmy's jukebox during the infamous BarFight.

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** Taking it one step further, the TropeNamer song loads up on Jimmy's jukebox during the infamous BarFight.
7th Jun '17 12:14:10 PM GnomeTitan
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* Bart Allen, the fourth [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which is real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
** Manchester is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which, like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).

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* Bart Allen, the fourth [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], was sent to live in Manchester, Alabama (which is real, despite what ''Impulse'' #1 claims) with his mentor Max Mercury (Max specifically chose it for reasons made clear in issue 16). This is deliberate; the series is based off Mark Waid's childhood in the South.
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South. \\
Manchester is the NoCommunitiesWereHarmed substitute for the actual city of Birmingham (which, like Bart's town, has a statue of Vulcan on top of a really high pillar in the middle of town and was also named after an English city).



* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''
* ''Film/TheBlindSide'': Well, it's actually Tennessee, but still. The film also has elements of DeepSouth.
* The fictional Crowley Corners, Tennessee from Series/HannahMontana the movie is one of these places. Actual filming was done in the city of Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville.

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%% * ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''
%% * ''Film/TheBlindSide'': Well, it's actually Tennessee, but still. The film also has elements of DeepSouth.
%% * The fictional Crowley Corners, Tennessee from Series/HannahMontana the movie is one of these places. Actual filming was done in the city of Columbia, about 50 miles south of Nashville.



* ''Film/ForrestGump''
* ''Fried Green Tomatoes''
* ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'': Both the (nonfiction) novel and the movie.
* ''Mystery Train''

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%% * ''Film/ForrestGump''
%% * ''Fried Green Tomatoes''
%% * ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'': Both the (nonfiction) novel and the movie.
%% * ''Mystery Train''



* ''Film/TheNotebook''
* ''Film/SteelMagnolias''
* ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''
* ''Film/BigFish''
* ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs''
* ''Film/DivineSecretsOfTheYaYaSisterhood''

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%% * ''Film/TheNotebook''
%% * ''Film/SteelMagnolias''
%% * ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''
%% * ''Film/BigFish''
%% * ''Film/WhereTheHeartIs''
%% * ''Film/DivineSecretsOfTheYaYaSisterhood''



* Every single book by Fannie Flagg.
* ''Literature/TheSavannahReidMysteries'' - Savannah hails from Georgia, and doesn't forget it even though she's moved to California.
* All of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series.
* ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'', set in a boarding school in Alabama.

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%% * Every single book by Fannie Flagg.
%% * ''Literature/TheSavannahReidMysteries'' - Savannah hails from Georgia, and doesn't forget it even though she's moved to California.
%% * All of Creator/CharlaineHarris's books, the most famous being ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series.
%% * ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'', set in a boarding school in Alabama.
7th Jun '17 12:54:19 AM GnomeTitan
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** Trip on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has a pronounced Southern accent.
* Raytown in ''Series/MamasFamily''.

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** Trip on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has a pronounced Southern accent.
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%%* Raytown in ''Series/MamasFamily''.



* Hooterville in ''Series/GreenAcres'' and ''Series/PetticoatJunction''.
* ''Series/EveningShade''.
* When ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' wasn't making the characters ridiculous caricatures, it was showing the sense of honor and hospitality people have in the Southern US.
* ''Series/HeeHaw''.

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* %%* Hooterville in ''Series/GreenAcres'' and ''Series/PetticoatJunction''.
* %%* ''Series/EveningShade''.
* When ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' wasn't isn't making the characters ridiculous caricatures, it was showing shows the sense of honor and hospitality people have in the Southern US.
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US. The picture of rural Georgia is quite an idyllic one. Even the rampant corruption displayed by Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane is depicted as rather quaint and harmless, and even those characters have a sense of honor deep inside.
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''Series/HeeHaw''.



* The CMT reality show ''Sweet Home Alabama,'' naturally.
* As well as the more well-known ''Series/DuckDynasty'', set in Louisiana.

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* %%* The CMT reality show ''Sweet Home Alabama,'' naturally.
* %%* As well as the more well-known ''Series/DuckDynasty'', set in Louisiana.
24th May '17 12:37:29 AM PaulA
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* All of Charlaine Harris's books, the most famous being the Sookie Stackhouse series.

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* All of Charlaine Harris's Creator/CharlaineHarris's books, the most famous being the Sookie Stackhouse ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' series.
13th May '17 4:24:46 PM nombretomado
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* The Terrans from StarCraft Embrace this trope, then mix it with HeavyMetal for some reason.

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* The Terrans from StarCraft Embrace ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' embrace this trope, then mix it with HeavyMetal for some reason.
2nd Apr '17 11:13:53 AM metaknight1138
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''[[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball ROLL TIDE,]] [[TheStinger ROLL]]''

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''[[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball ROLL TIDE,]] [[TheStinger ROLL]]''ROLL]]''

''[[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball WAR]] [[TheStinger EAGLE]]''
24th Feb '17 9:05:05 AM DeepRed
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* Creator/DollyParton starred in the 1986 TV movie ''A Smoky Mountain Christmas'', where she was a country musician named Lorna Davis, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed essentially a fictionalized version of herself]]. Disenchanted with the glitzy MTV videos she's being forced to shoot in Hollywood, Lorna goes back to her parents' old cabin in eastern Tennessee for the holidays and spends Christmas with (among others) some orphaned children and a "mountain man." This actually proves to be good for her career, as the Appalachian setting restores her creativity and inspires her to write a number of new songs.
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