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9th Feb '17 3:40:42 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Coconut Mall from ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'', returning in ''VideoGame/MarioKart7''

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* Coconut Mall from ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'', returning in ''VideoGame/MarioKart7''''VideoGame/MarioKart7''.


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* The second level in ''VideoGame/EmoGame 2'' takes place at the Mall of America, and involves [[MonumentalDamage blowing up its central core]] in order to [[KeystoneArmy destroy every mall in the country]] and liberate America from yuppie consumerism. The entrance to the mall [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything overtly resembles a cathedral]], with stained-glass windows and messages that treat shopping as a holy sacrament, while the stores inside include an AsianStoreOwner's cell phone kiosk, clothing stores where teenagers go to become slaves to fashion, a music retailer run by [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Soundwave]] that sells nothing but Music/BritneySpears and Music/JustinTimberlake [=CDs=], and a NewAgeRetroHippie shop inhabited by the ghost of [[Music/TheGratefulDead Jerry Garcia]] and a bunch of people nostalgic for [[TheSixties a decade]] they never lived through. You also run into Becky and Enid from ''ComicBook/GhostWorld'', wondering what happened to the soul of middle America; later on, you find that the mall was literally built atop an old middle American Main Street, whose abandoned, boarded-up shops are now [[LiteralMetaphor the home of "underground" music]].
30th Nov '16 2:20:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/ "mall ninja" thread]] (which [[PoesLaw may or may not be]] a StealthParody or a {{troll}}) is the stereotypical "tough guy" mall rent-a-cop turned UpToEleven. It has spawned a MemeticMutation among gun enthusiasts, with the term "mall ninja" being used to describe people who buy guns, blades, and "tactical" gear (especially of the AwesomeButImpractical variety), and/or [[MilesGloriosus claim combat expertise far beyond what they actually have]], simply to look {{badass}} and convince others of their badassery.

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* The [[http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/ "mall ninja" thread]] (which [[PoesLaw may or may not be]] a StealthParody or a {{troll}}) is the stereotypical "tough guy" mall rent-a-cop turned UpToEleven. It has spawned a MemeticMutation among gun enthusiasts, with the term "mall ninja" being used to describe people who buy guns, blades, and "tactical" gear (especially of the AwesomeButImpractical variety), and/or [[MilesGloriosus claim combat expertise far beyond what they actually have]], simply to look {{badass}} badass and convince others of their badassery.
22nd Oct '16 10:39:54 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'' has three levels that take place at a shopping mall; "Level 3: Terror in Aisle Five", "Terrifying to the Bone! Level 13: Chopping Mall", and "Huge Discounts on: Level 25: Look Who's Shopping".
12th Oct '16 7:03:59 PM Twentington
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', the mayor's office is located within the [[{{Egopolis}} CWCville]] Mall.
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22nd Sep '16 6:37:21 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.
* The ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake was set in a mall however as it was the 2000's and everybody knows what malls are like there is less scenery porn and it plays a smaller part in the story.
* Part of the plot of ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' revolves around the mayor having a useless shopping mall built in the town. Part of the climax takes place in said mall.

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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.
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zombies. The ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake was set in a mall however as it was [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 2004 remake]] does the 2000's and same, but since everybody knows knew what malls are were like by then, there is less scenery porn SceneryPorn and it plays a smaller part in the story.
* Part of the plot of ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' revolves around the mayor having a useless shopping mall built in the town. Part of the climax takes place in said mall.mall, culminating in the entire place getting blown up.



* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. New Jersey (''Creator/KevinSmith'''s home) was and still is the capital of American mall culture.

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* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. New Jersey (''Creator/KevinSmith'''s (Creator/KevinSmith's home) was and still is the capital of American mall culture.



* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' has a scene in the "San Dimas Mall"

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' has a scene in the "San Dimas Mall"Mall".



* A scene in ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' has Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character seeking the film's CoolToy at Mall of America.

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* A scene in ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' has Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character seeking the film's CoolToy at the Mall of America.



* [[TheEighties '80s]] pop star Tiffany was famous for her concert tours of shopping malls.
** Throughout [[TheEighties the '80s]], the mall concert circuit was a thriving one. Used by several independent and national promoters to increase artist visibility in the youth demographic, Tiffany was the most famous artist to come into the mainstream but by no means the only one. Watch any given teen/family sitcom from the '80s long enough, and eventually you'll find an episode featuring a fleetingly popular pop act throwing a concert a mall.

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* [[TheEighties '80s]] pop star Tiffany was famous for her concert tours of shopping malls.
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Throughout [[TheEighties the '80s]], TheEighties, the mall concert circuit was a thriving one. Used by several independent and national promoters to increase artist visibility in the youth demographic, Tiffany was the most famous artist to come into the mainstream this way, but she was by no means the only one. Watch any given teen/family sitcom from the '80s long enough, and eventually you'll find an episode featuring a fleetingly popular pop act throwing a concert a mall.



* Both ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' games are set primarily or partially in malls, as an {{homage}} to [[Film/DawnOfTheDead George Romero]].

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* Both The first two ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' games are set primarily or partially in malls, as an {{homage}} to [[Film/DawnOfTheDead George Romero]].



* There are many areas in ''SecondLife'' that are basically huge malls.

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* There are many areas in ''SecondLife'' ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' that are basically huge malls.



%%* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Malled".

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%%* * The ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Malled"."Malled" revolves around Daria's economics class taking a field trip to the "Mall of the Millennium" thanks to Daria pointing to the mall as a representative example of supply and demand in action.
23rd Jul '16 8:54:24 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Daria}}'' episode "Malled".
* ''{{Sixteen}}'' has the Galleria Mall as its chief setting.
* A recurring location in ''TheSimpsons''. One episode, it's shown to be deserted (apparently because Mayor Quimby's nephew got shot there).

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* %%* The ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Malled".
* ''{{Sixteen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' has the Galleria Mall as its chief setting.
* A recurring location in ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. One episode, it's shown to be deserted (apparently because Mayor Quimby's nephew got shot there).
2nd Jul '16 9:00:40 PM CountMontoni
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as [[TwoDecadesBehind period pieces.
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10th Jun '16 2:41:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.

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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.
28th Mar '16 11:16:59 PM Mhazard
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.
28th Mar '16 11:16:33 PM Mhazard
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.
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