History Main / TelevisionGeography

28th Sep '17 3:44:25 AM HelloLamppost
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** For that matter, it's never clear just [[WhereTheHeckIsSpringfield where]] their American desert with a volcano in it is. By contrast, in the comic book, Mt. St. Hillary is clearly a stand-in for Mt. St. Helens in Washington state, and the surrounding territory is appropriately green, not a desert.

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** For that matter, it's never clear just [[WhereTheHeckIsSpringfield [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield where]] their American desert with a volcano in it is. By contrast, in the comic book, Mt. St. Hillary is clearly a stand-in for Mt. St. Helens in Washington state, and the surrounding territory is appropriately green, not a desert.
28th Sep '17 3:44:04 AM HelloLamppost
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** For that matter, it's never clear just [[WhereTheHeckIsSpringfield where]] their American desert with a volcano in it is. By contrast, in the comic book, Mt. St. Hillary is clearly a stand-in for Mt. St. Helens in Washington, and the surrounding territory is appropriately green, not a desert.

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** For that matter, it's never clear just [[WhereTheHeckIsSpringfield where]] their American desert with a volcano in it is. By contrast, in the comic book, Mt. St. Hillary is clearly a stand-in for Mt. St. Helens in Washington, Washington state, and the surrounding territory is appropriately green, not a desert.
28th Sep '17 3:42:51 AM HelloLamppost
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* In ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers,]]'' it was a plot point that (EarlyInstallmentWeirdness aside) most of the Autobots could not fly. They didn't gain any flying team members capable of carrying the others until Skyfire joined late in the first season, and he rarely appeared in the second season. None the less, whenever the Autobots had to get to Africa or South America or Asia in a big hurry, they would all drive dramatically out of their H.Q., we'd cut to the next scene... and there they would be at their destination! Did they ''drive'' there? Nobody knows.

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* In ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers,]]'' it was a plot point that (EarlyInstallmentWeirdness aside) most of the Autobots could not fly. They didn't gain any flying team members capable of carrying the others until Skyfire joined late in the first season, and he rarely appeared in the second season. None the less, whenever the Autobots had to get to Africa or South America or Asia in a big hurry, they would all drive dramatically out of their H.Q., we'd cut to the next scene... and there they would be at their destination! destination! Did they ''drive'' there? Nobody knows.knows.
** For that matter, it's never clear just [[WhereTheHeckIsSpringfield where]] their American desert with a volcano in it is. By contrast, in the comic book, Mt. St. Hillary is clearly a stand-in for Mt. St. Helens in Washington, and the surrounding territory is appropriately green, not a desert.
28th Sep '17 3:38:39 AM HelloLamppost
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* In ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers,]]'' it was a plot point that (EarlyInstallmentWeirdness aside) most of the Autobots could not fly. They didn't gain any flying team members capable of carrying the others until Skyfire joined late in the first season, and he rarely appeared in the second season. None the less, whenever the Autobots had to get to Africa or South America or Asia in a big hurry, they would all drive dramatically out of their H.Q., we'd cut to the next scene... and there they would be at their destination! Did they ''drive'' there? Nobody knows.
28th Sep '17 3:30:01 AM HelloLamppost
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* ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' Vol. 3 #21 involves a fight at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. Apparently, the museum's interior consists entirely of its big statue of Benjamin Franklin. And the statue doesn't even look right.
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.
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