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3rd Jun '18 3:43:10 PM Premonition45
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** "I Married Marge" is set in 1980, showing Homer and Marge seeing ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' in theaters and Homer inadvertently giving away the film's [[ItWasHisSled (then-)big plot twist]] as they're leaving.
2nd Jun '18 2:59:16 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/FreshOnTheBoat'', being [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the childhood of chef Eddie Huang (born 1982), takes place in the 1990s.

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* ''Series/FreshOnTheBoat'', ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'', being [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the childhood of chef Eddie Huang (born 1982), takes place in the 1990s.
29th May '18 6:13:56 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe'': Set during Clinton's first presidential run. (1992)

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* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe'': Set Released in 2008, set during Clinton's first presidential run. (1992)run in 1992.



* ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' set in the 1980s.

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* ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', published 2005, set in the 1980s.1980.



* Despite being set in the eponymous date and immediately after, later works in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series have started to use this since the American town of Grantville was transported to that time from the year 2000- so writers must be careful to give their computers only the capabilities and programs they would have had then, for instance.

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* Despite being set in the eponymous date and immediately after, later works in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series have started to use this since the American town of Grantville was transported to that time from the year 2000- 2000 - so writers must be careful to give their computers only the capabilities and programs they would have had then, for instance.



* ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheLoop'': Released on 2017, with a setting that is set on TheEighties (in an explicit homage to KidHero media from that (or that references said) era, from ''Film/TheGoonies'' to ''Series/StrangerThings''). A future expansion book, "Things From The Flood", provides information for the same setting in TheNineties.

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* ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheLoop'': Released on in 2017, with a setting that is set on in TheEighties (in an explicit homage to KidHero media from that (or [or that references said) said] era, from ''Film/TheGoonies'' to ''Series/StrangerThings''). A future expansion book, "Things From The Flood", provides information for the same setting in TheNineties.



* In the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, most of the games in the "''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' era" other than that game itself were explicitly set in the past:

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* In the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series, most of the games in the "''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' era" other than that game itself (i.e. the ones released during UsefulNotes/TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames) were explicitly set in the past:



** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place somewhere between that August to at the very latest the first week of that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].

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** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place somewhere between that August to at the very latest the first week of that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].
26th May '18 4:04:32 PM Kadorhal
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* According to an official site parodying Friendster, ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', which was released in 2006, is set during 2003.

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* According to an official "Campster" site parodying Friendster, ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', which was released in 2006, is set during 2003.



* The official "Campster" site for ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' places the game in 2003, 3 years before its release.

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* The official "Campster" site for ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' places fifth game in the ''VideoGame/DeltaForce'' series, ''[[VideoGame/DeltaForceBlackHawkDown Black Hawk Down]]'', eschews the normal near-future setting in favor of a period piece set in 1993 during and around the Battle of Mogadishu. However, some of the missions take place a decade later in 2003, when the game in 2003, 3 years before its release.itself was released.
26th May '18 3:36:26 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', released in 2009, goes even further back as an explicit prequel to the rest of the series, being set in 1991.

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* ** ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', released in 2009, goes even further back as an explicit prequel to the rest of the series, being set in 1991.



** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': Released in 2002, set in 1986.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Released in 2004, set in 1992. [[spoiler:Since San Andreas is an {{expy}} of early-90's California, the final missions feature [[HistoricalInJoke the GTA universe's counterpart to the 1992 LA riots.]]]]
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'': Released in 2005, set in 1998. Less so for the purpose of exploiting the period like the previous games, but more for being an explicit ''GTAIII'' prequel.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'': Released in 2006, set in 1984. Like the above, it's more meant as a direct prequel to ''Vice City'' rather than poking fun at the time period itself.
** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place, at the very latest, in the first week of that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'': Released ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' are explicit period pieces, respectively released in 2002, 2002 and 2004, and set in 1986.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': Released in 2004, set in
1986 and 1992. [[spoiler:Since San Andreas the setting of ''San Andreas'' is an {{expy}} of early-90's early-90s California, the final missions feature [[HistoricalInJoke the GTA universe's counterpart to the 1992 LA riots.]]]]
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'': Released in 2005, set in 1998. Less so for the purpose of exploiting the period like the previous games, but ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' are focused more for on being an explicit ''GTAIII'' prequel.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'': Released in 2006, set in 1984. Like the above, it's more meant as a
direct prequel {{prequel}}s to ''Vice City'' rather than poking fun at the time and ''III'' while still happening to be period itself.
pieces, respectively released in 2005 and 2006, and set in 1998 and 1984.
** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place, place somewhere between that August to at the very latest, in latest the first week of that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].
23rd Apr '18 4:35:18 PM Premonition45
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** They had one from the turn to the '70s, which featured Homer as a teenager, trying to date Marge. It featured bell-bottom pants and a Volkswagen Mini Bus.
** They had one from the turn to the '80s, which featured Homer and Marge as a young couple with baby Bart. To set the date, Marge had a throw-away line about the latest episode of ''M.A.S.H.''
** They had one from the '90s that was a 30-minute AffectionateParody of that decade. It had Homer and Marge in college, with Homer in a generic GarageBand and Marge with a '90s Creator/JenniferAniston haircut.

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** They had one "The Way We Was", from the turn to the '70s, which featured Homer as a teenager, trying to date Marge. It featured bell-bottom pants and a Volkswagen Mini Bus.
** They had one "Lisa's First Word", from the turn to the '80s, which featured Homer and Marge as a young couple with baby Bart. To set the date, Marge had a throw-away line about the latest episode of ''M.A.S.H.''
** They had one "That 90s Show" from the '90s that was a 30-minute AffectionateParody of that decade. It had Homer and Marge in college, with Homer in a generic GarageBand and Marge with a '90s Creator/JenniferAniston haircut.



** Examples include "The Way We Was", "That Nineties Show", "The Way We Weren't", "Lisa's First Word", etc.
17th Mar '18 5:57:12 PM naturalironist
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* ''Film/LadyBird'' was released in 2017, and takes place in 2002.
14th Mar '18 8:51:02 PM bubblecamera
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is an interesting case. It started its run in 2002, and is still going strong in 2018. WordOfGod says that [[http://elgoonishshive.wikia.com/wiki/El_Goonish_Shive_Timeline the fan-made timeline on the wiki]] is canon, meaning that the events of the comic take place in 2013-2014... so the comic began as NextSundayAD but is by now set in the recent past.
27th Feb '18 2:05:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' was released in 2004 and seems to take place at around that time, but the fashion and culture of Idaho is rooted firmly in TheEighties.



* The official "Campster" site for ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' places the game in 2003, 3 years before its release.



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was first released in the early 2000s, but takes place in 1983. It's unlikely the series would work if the characters had modern day conveniences such as internet access or easily accessible cellphones. In fact, at the start of the second season of the AnimatedAdaptation, we see a now adult Rena in 2006 [[spoiler:who is now quite melancholy as she was the SoleSurvivor of her ''entire town'' after an incident in 1983.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was first released in the early 2000s, but takes place in 1983. It's unlikely the series would work if the characters had modern day conveniences such as internet access or easily accessible cellphones. In fact, at the start of the second season of the AnimatedAdaptation, we see a now adult Rena in 2006 [[spoiler:who 2006. [[spoiler:She is now quite melancholy as she was due to being the SoleSurvivor of her ''entire town'' after an incident in 1983.]]
11th Feb '18 11:29:26 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheLoop'': Released on 2017, with a setting that is set on TheEighties (in an explicit homage to KidHero media from that (or that references said) era, from ''Film/TheGoonies'' to ''Series/StrangerThings''). A future expansion book, "Things From The Flood", provides information for the same setting in TheNineties.
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