History Main / TelevisionGeography

3rd Sep '17 2:31:59 AM bwburke94
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* The opening cutscene for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' shows a sign for "Grady's Inn" with a 212 area code, which is exclusive to Manhattan.

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%% NEEDS MORE CONTEXT * The opening cutscene for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' shows a sign for "Grady's Inn" with a 212 area code, which is exclusive to Manhattan.



* In a mild subversion, the Shibuya featured in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is mostly identical to the real Shibuya, but with the names of many stores and buildings changed due to copyright issues (e.g. "Towa Records" instead of Tower Records).



* There is an arcade game showing a scene of a helicopter flying through massive skyscrapers and listing the location as "Green Bay, Wisconsin". The tallest building in Green Bay is the 10-story St. Vincent's Hospital, as seen in this picture of the [[http://www.olej.com/community.asp skyline]].
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'''s map based on New York. The {{mons}}...not so much. These include bison and a weird thing that is supposed to be based on the Nazca lines but looks like a mobile.
** Bouffalant might be inspired by the city of Buffalo, which would still be an example of this trope since the animal doesn't actually live anywhere near New York State.
** Similarly, the original games had a map based on Tokyo and the {{mons}} included the platypus-like Psyduck and the Rafflesia-like Vileplume, among other not-Japanese natives.

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* There is an arcade game showing a scene of a helicopter flying through massive skyscrapers and listing the location as "Green Bay, Wisconsin". The tallest building in Green Bay is the 10-story St. Vincent's Hospital, as seen in this picture of the [[http://www.olej.com/community.asp skyline]].
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'''s map based on New York. The {{mons}}...not so much. These include bison and a weird thing that is supposed to be based on the Nazca lines but looks like a mobile.
** Bouffalant might be inspired by the city of Buffalo, which would still be an example of
this trope since picture of the animal doesn't actually live anywhere near New York State.
** Similarly, the original games had a map based on Tokyo and the {{mons}} included the platypus-like Psyduck and the Rafflesia-like Vileplume, among other not-Japanese natives.
skyline]].
3rd Sep '17 2:28:56 AM bwburke94
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*** This is HilariousInHindsight, because jobs have been steadily flowing ''north'' [[DyingTown out of Niagara]] for decades.
2nd Sep '17 4:44:23 AM scootermark
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MisterT'' episode "Fortune Cookie Caper", Creator/MrT and the gang visit New York's Chinatown district--which is wall-to-wall old-China style architecture, very wide streets, rickshaws, few people, and ''no cars'', parked or otherwise. (The gang is able to parallel park a full-length bus.) The real New York City Chinatown is, if anything, the exact opposite of all these things. That's just the beginning of an episode full of laughable New York geography (riffed [[http://www.agonybooth.com/mister-t-fortune-cookie-caper-part-1-3567 here]]).
12th Apr '17 11:56:44 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' had a tournament in Sydney, Australia. Some characters decide that they want to have private conversation, so they meet ''five minutes later'' on top of Uluru. To those outside Australia, to get from Sydney to Uluru they would have to go over 2000km.

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* ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' had a tournament in Sydney, Australia. Some characters decide that they want to have private conversation, so they meet ''five minutes later'' on top of Uluru. To those outside Australia, to get from Sydney to Uluru they would have to go over 2000km.2000 km.
19th Dec '16 11:40:46 PM TheBigBopper
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* RosemaryEdgehill is atrocious on New York layout. In one of her "Twelve Treasures" fantasies, she puts the Arms & Armor collection in the basement (?) of the "Museum of Natural History", and moves THAT to Museum Mile on the East Side, when the AMNH is on the West Side. Granted, the Museum of Natural History has some examples of arms and armor as part of the Ethnographic exhibits. In reality the most prominent Arms and Armor collection in New York is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Ave, and that gallery is on the first floor, although the department offices and storerooms are indeed in the basement.

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* RosemaryEdgehill is atrocious on New York layout. In one of her "Twelve Treasures" fantasies, she puts the Arms & Armor collection in the basement (?) of the "Museum of Natural History", and moves THAT to Museum Mile on the East Side, when the AMNH is on the West Side. Granted, the Museum of Natural History has some examples of non-European arms and armor as part of the Ethnographic exhibits. In reality the most prominent Arms and Armor collection in New York is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Ave, and that gallery is on the first floor, although the department offices and storerooms are indeed in the basement.
19th Dec '16 11:38:55 PM TheBigBopper
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* RosemaryEdgehill is atrocious on New York layout. In one of her "Twelve Treasures" fantasies, she puts the Arms & Armor collection in the basement (?) of the "Museum of Natural History"... and moves THAT to Museum Mile, when it is on the West Side.

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* RosemaryEdgehill is atrocious on New York layout. In one of her "Twelve Treasures" fantasies, she puts the Arms & Armor collection in the basement (?) of the "Museum of Natural History"... History", and moves THAT to Museum Mile, Mile on the East Side, when it the AMNH is on the West Side.Side. Granted, the Museum of Natural History has some examples of arms and armor as part of the Ethnographic exhibits. In reality the most prominent Arms and Armor collection in New York is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Ave, and that gallery is on the first floor, although the department offices and storerooms are indeed in the basement.
12th Nov '16 7:41:33 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Though ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' does play part of it correctly, a specific moment in the [[BigApplesauce New York]] part makes it obvious the creators haven't been there. The location is established via a shot of the corner of Broadway and 42nd Street at Times Square, a nondescript intersection with a generic deli in the background and a sign letting you know it's Times Square. In real life, this sign doesn't exist, because it's difficult to miss the riot of huge lighted billboards and neon advertisements, and currently in the background at the time of this writing and when the film was made is the distinctive swooping facade of a clothing store.
23rd Oct '16 1:28:40 AM KYCubbie
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* Dan Fogelberg's "Run for the Roses", about the [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Kentucky Derby]], opens with "Born in the valleys/and raised in the trees/of Western Kentucky." The state is indeed the epicenter of the American Thoroughbred breeding industry, but the horse farms are generally within a 30-mile radius of Lexington, which is locally considered to be in ''Central'' Kentucky. For most Kentuckians, "Western" Kentucky doesn't begin until you're at least a 90-minute drive from Lexington.[[note]]And this troper, who grew up in the state's far west, doesn't consider Western Kentucky to begin until nearly three hours out from Lexington.[[/note]]

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* Dan Fogelberg's "Run for the Roses", about the [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Kentucky Derby]], opens with "Born in the valleys/and raised in the trees/of Western Kentucky." The state is indeed the epicenter of the American Thoroughbred breeding industry, but the horse farms are generally within a 30-mile radius of Lexington, which is locally considered to be in ''Central'' Kentucky. For most Kentuckians, "Western" Kentucky doesn't begin until you're at least a 90-minute drive from Lexington.[[note]]And this troper, some who grew up in the state's far west, doesn't west don't consider Western Kentucky to begin until nearly three hours out from Lexington.[[/note]]
17th Oct '16 4:25:04 AM KYCubbie
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* Dan Fogelberg's "Run for the Roses", about the [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Kentucky Derby]], opens with "Born in the valleys/and raised in the trees/of Western Kentucky." The state is indeed the epicenter of the American Thoroughbred breeding industry, but the horse farms are generally within a 30-mile radius of Lexington, which is locally considered to be in ''Central'' Kentucky. For most Kentuckians, "Western" Kentucky doesn't begin until you're at least a 90-minute drive from Lexington.[[note]]And this troper, who grew up in the state's far west, doesn't consider Western Kentucky to begin until nearly three hours out from Lexington.[[/note]]
17th Oct '16 4:17:35 AM KYCubbie
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* Billy Joel's song "The Ballad of Billy The Kid" includes the lines "And his daring life of crime/Made him a legend in his time/East and west of the Rio Grande." Years later, Joel shamefacedly admitted bungling his geography -- the Rio Grande flows west to east, and you can only be north or south of it. Actually averted since it flows North-South inside New Mexico.
* "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey tells a tale of a "city boy, born and raised in South Detroit." "South Detroit" is more commonly known as Canada, which is probably not what the San Francisco based band was going for.

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* Billy Joel's song "The Ballad of Billy The the Kid" includes the lines "And his daring life of crime/Made him a legend in his time/East and west of the Rio Grande." Years later, Joel shamefacedly admitted bungling his geography -- the Rio Grande flows west to east, and you can only be north or south of it. Actually averted since it flows North-South inside New Mexico.
* "Don't Stop Believing" Believin'" by Journey tells a tale of a "city boy, born and raised in South Detroit." Depending on where you are in Detroit, "South Detroit" is more commonly either in Canada or in the area on the U.S. side of the Detroit River known locally as Canada, which is "Downriver". Either way, it's probably not what the San Francisco based Francisco-based band was going for.
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