History Main / TelevisionGeography

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.
24th Sep '16 4:05:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Citroën's "Unmistakably German - Made in France" ad, the final insult on its {{Prussia}} take on Germany is getting Berlin's geography wrong. The car pulls up outside the Brandenburg Gate. The guy gets out, the camera switches to show the other side - which clearly shows the Olympic Stadium, which is quite a way away from the Gate.

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* In Citroën's "Unmistakably German - Made in France" ad, the final insult on its {{Prussia}} UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}} take on Germany is getting Berlin's geography wrong. The car pulls up outside the Brandenburg Gate. The guy gets out, the camera switches to show the other side - which clearly shows the Olympic Stadium, which is quite a way away from the Gate.
30th Jul '16 6:05:30 PM nombretomado
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* Along those same lines, "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace features the lyric, "Daddy was a cop on the east[[note]]though in fairness, this could be a reference to the downtown and adjacent rough areas of the city, which lie just west of Lake Michigan and thus east of the rest of the city[[/note]] side of Chicago." In the words of one respondent to DaveBarry's Bad Songs survey, "There IS no east side of Chicago; just an awfully, awfully big lake. Daddy would've needed scuba gear to walk the beat."

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* Along those same lines, "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace features the lyric, "Daddy was a cop on the east[[note]]though in fairness, this could be a reference to the downtown and adjacent rough areas of the city, which lie just west of Lake Michigan and thus east of the rest of the city[[/note]] side of Chicago." In the words of one respondent to DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's Bad Songs survey, "There IS no east side of Chicago; just an awfully, awfully big lake. Daddy would've needed scuba gear to walk the beat."
26th Nov '15 8:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} Resistance 2]]'' has a secret military bunker on [[SanFrancisco Angel Island]]. When you exit the bunker, the Bay Bridge has suspiciously been painted red.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} Resistance 2]]'' has a secret military bunker on [[SanFrancisco [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Angel Island]]. When you exit the bunker, the Bay Bridge has suspiciously been painted red.
11th Nov '15 4:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Rio}}'' averts with its depiction of Rio de Janeiro. The sequel, however, meshes many distant parts of TheAmazon at walking distance (which the director admits was intentional).

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* ''Film/{{Rio}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' averts with its depiction of Rio de Janeiro. [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio 2}} The sequel, sequel]], however, meshes many distant parts of TheAmazon at walking distance (which the director admits was intentional).
8th Nov '15 7:32:42 AM xyon21
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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 Ayers Rock. To those outside Australia, to get from Sydney to Ayers Rock they would have to cross half the country.

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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 Ayers Rock. Uluru. To those outside Australia, to get from Sydney to Ayers Rock Uluru they would have to cross half the country.go over 2000km.
22nd Aug '15 1:23:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Brazilians speaking Spanish. This has appeared on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' as a trick question from time to time.
* Referring to Iranians as "Arabs"; according to TheOtherWiki, Persians constitute 61% of the country's population, Azerbaijanis 16%, Kurds 10%, Lurs 6%, Arabs 2%, Balochs 2%, Turkmens and Turkic tribes 2%, and others 1%. Similar circumstances exist for other non-Arab majority Central Asian countries (such as Turkey and Afghanistan).
* TipisAndTotemPoles
* Watching a ChaseScene filmed in a city you are familiar with? Be ready for FridgeLogic:
** "You can't get to X boulevard from Y street!"
** "How did they get from X boulevard to Z street without passing through B drive?"
** "They just backtracked several miles..."
** "Wow, Route X is surprisingly gridlock free for rush hour..."
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