History Main / WhereTheHellisSpringfield

23rd Jul '16 4:49:10 PM nombretomado
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*** Calisota does have a definite location nowadays: it is the [[http://goofy313g.free.fr/calisota_online/maps/rosa.html Northern 1/3rd of California]]. The location was established by Creator/DonRosa. In CarlBarks's time, Calisota was indeed a Springfield.

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*** Calisota does have a definite location nowadays: it is the [[http://goofy313g.free.fr/calisota_online/maps/rosa.html Northern 1/3rd of California]]. The location was established by Creator/DonRosa. In CarlBarks's Creator/CarlBarks' time, Calisota was indeed a Springfield.
15th Jul '16 7:00:45 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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** It is hinted, however, it takes place at Townsville or near it.


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* It is never stated where ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' takes place.
14th Jul '16 11:12:49 AM gemmabeta2
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** Some more attentive viewers have figured out that the flagship Sanctuary is in the Vancouver, BC/Seattle, WA area, however.

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** Some more attentive viewers have figured out that the flagship Sanctuary is in the Vancouver, BC/Seattle, WA area, however. Although the architecture of the (mostly computer-generated) city looks incongruously ancient for a city on the west coast.
7th Jul '16 5:41:47 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' was described as taking place "in the mythical city of Wellsville." Their home state is nicknamed "The Sideburn State."
** Though UsefulNotes/NewJersey [[CaliforniaDoubling license plates and NJ Transit Buses]] are everywhere.
** Somewhat vague hints are given throughout the series, mostly contradictory. However, those that aren't seem to confirm that it's somewhere in the Eastern Time Zone--Little Pete goes west into the Central Time Zone in "Time Tunnel," and his radio station's call letters start with a W (possibly placing it east of the Mississippi).
** A few episodes specifically state "Wellsville, Michigan". Which would be on the "W" call letter side of the Mississippi. Regarding New Jersey license plates and such: TheyJustDidntCare.
* Angel Grove, the setting of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers,'' has every single sort of climate imaginable: mountains on one side, forest on another, desert on another, ocean on another. Its never outright stated where it is, but between KirksRock, a "bank of California" sign, the similarity of the name to "Los Angeles," and all of those climates being available in Southern California, it's generally accepted as being smack dab on top of Los Angeles, which has the minor consequence of implying differences in history there, given that Angel Grove has been shown to have been a British colony in the 1700s. Of course [[StockFootageFailure Rita's telescope made it clear that it was actually located in Japan, in what is likely Tokyo]].

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' was described as taking place "in the mythical city of Wellsville." Their home state is nicknamed "The Sideburn State."
** Though UsefulNotes/NewJersey [[CaliforniaDoubling license plates and NJ Transit Buses]] are everywhere.
** Somewhat vague hints are given throughout the series, mostly contradictory. However, those that aren't seem to confirm that it's somewhere in the Eastern Time Zone--Little Pete goes west into the Central Time Zone in "Time Tunnel," and his radio station's call letters start with a W (possibly placing it east of the Mississippi).
** A few episodes specifically state "Wellsville, Michigan". Which would be on the "W" call letter side of the Mississippi. Regarding New Jersey license plates and such: TheyJustDidntCare.
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Angel Grove, the setting of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers,'' has every single sort of climate imaginable: mountains on one side, forest on another, desert on another, ocean on another. Its never outright stated where it is, but between KirksRock, a "bank of California" sign, the similarity of the name to "Los Angeles," and all of those climates being available in Southern California, it's generally accepted as being smack dab on top of Los Angeles, which has the minor consequence of implying differences in history there, given that Angel Grove has been shown to have been a British colony in the 1700s. Of course [[StockFootageFailure Rita's telescope made it clear that it was actually located in Japan, in what is likely Tokyo]].
2nd Jul '16 12:27:29 PM EDP
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** Apparently the authors intended Heatherfield to be somewhere on the US East Coast, resulting in a location looking like a generic middle-sized or large American city as seen by an Italian and people who act like Italians but with some American things.

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** Apparently the authors intended Heatherfield to be somewhere on the US East Coast, resulting in a location looking like a generic middle-sized or large American city as seen by an Italian and people who act like Italians but with some American things. [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} The animated adaptation]] runs with this location, and makes a much better job at showing it.
29th Jun '16 2:14:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''GIJoe'' cartoon also used a town named Springfield, in the episode "There's No Place Like Springfield", where Shipwreck was subjected to a TrumanShowPlot to try to get him to spill classified information.

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* The ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' cartoon also used a town named Springfield, in the episode "There's No Place Like Springfield", where Shipwreck was subjected to a TrumanShowPlot to try to get him to spill classified information.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''TheTick'', in which the city is literally named "The City." This leads to landmarks being named things like "City City Hall."

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', in which the city is literally named "The City." This leads to landmarks being named things like "City City Hall."



* The Island of Sodor in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' is large enough to contain mountains, lost cities, and every other sort of geographical feature... sometimes contradicting itself from season to season. This is in contrast to ''TheRailwaySeries'' books' rigid FantasyworldMap, which place it between the Isle of Man and the Walney Channel, off of Barrow-in-Furness. The island seems to be broadly British in terms of scenery and architecture, but there are notable exceptions.

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* The Island of Sodor in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' is large enough to contain mountains, lost cities, and every other sort of geographical feature... sometimes contradicting itself from season to season. This is in contrast to ''TheRailwaySeries'' books' rigid FantasyworldMap, which place it between the Isle of Man and the Walney Channel, off of Barrow-in-Furness. The island seems to be broadly British in terms of scenery and architecture, but there are notable exceptions.



* Bigg City in {{Tugs}} is never clearly given a location. One episode is called '4th July,' and features a very red-white-and-blue themed regatta, suggesting an American location. However, almost all the characters have British accents and not a single one has an American accent. The architecture, vehicles and generally the sheer size of the place suggests America. Wherever it is, it's at the mouth of a river near extensive logging camps and it sometimes freezes over in winter. WordOfGod suggests that inspiration was taken from New York, Chicago and Baltimore.

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* Bigg City in {{Tugs}} WesternAnimation/{{Tugs}} is never clearly given a location. One episode is called '4th July,' and features a very red-white-and-blue themed regatta, suggesting an American location. However, almost all the characters have British accents and not a single one has an American accent. The architecture, vehicles and generally the sheer size of the place suggests America. Wherever it is, it's at the mouth of a river near extensive logging camps and it sometimes freezes over in winter. WordOfGod suggests that inspiration was taken from New York, Chicago and Baltimore.



* [[DynomuttDogWonder The Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder]], a Batman and Robin parody come from "Big City" with their state never stated. They have a port on the ocean and are near a huge lake - an apparent joke on one of the great lakes. This was reiterated when they visited Dexter's Lab on Cartoon Network. Dexter's Dad asked how the Falcons football team were doing To which the hero replied "No, I'm the Blue Falcon, from Big City!" "Yeah, how is life in the big city?". No reference to the state was given there either.

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* [[DynomuttDogWonder ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'': The Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder]], Wonder, a Batman and Robin parody come from "Big City" with their state never stated. They have a port on the ocean and are near a huge lake - an apparent joke on one of the great lakes. This was reiterated when they visited Dexter's Lab on Cartoon Network. Dexter's Dad asked how the Falcons football team were doing To which the hero replied "No, I'm the Blue Falcon, from Big City!" "Yeah, how is life in the big city?". No reference to the state was given there either.
23rd Jun '16 11:08:16 PM bowserbros
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* Seems to be common of Toei Animation to make amalgammated cities. ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s own Misora Town (alternatively called "Misora City") is noted to be in the Kantou region of Japan. Many viewers suspect that it's based off of the real-life Misora Town in Otsu, but that's all the way in the Kansai region, not Kantou.

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* Despite its heavy amounts of WorldBuilding, ''Manga/DragonBall'' never really specifies the names of any nations on Earth. You get names like "East City," "Ginger Town," and the like, but no countries in the series are ever referred to by name.
* Seems to be common of Toei Animation to make amalgammated amalgamated cities. ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s own Misora Town (alternatively called "Misora City") is noted to be in the Kantou region of Japan. Many viewers suspect that it's based off of the real-life Misora Town in Otsu, but that's all the way in the Kansai region, not Kantou.
19th Jun '16 5:32:43 PM Minni128
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** Similarly, in ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', we could take the same assumption that the fic takes place in America, considering that Rye is town somewhere in New York, however, we know [[spoiler: Satsuki's father, Soichiro]] lives there but we don't know where a good chunk of the story takes place but it probably doesn't take place in New York.

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** Similarly, in ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', we could take the same assumption that the fic takes place in America, considering that Rye is town somewhere in New York, however, we know [[spoiler: Satsuki's father, Soichiro]] lives there but we don't know where a good chunk of the story takes place but it probably doesn't take place in New York.York (small details here and there suggest that is might take place between the northern and southern parts of America)
19th Jun '16 5:19:31 PM Minni128
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*We're suppose to assume that ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'' takes place in America (the Authoress' home country), considering the fact that their house has a basement and the fact that Satsuki narrations mentioned middle names (kids and the birth certificates thereof don't have middle names in Japan). However, while that is the case, we don't know exactly ''where'' in America they live.
**Similarly, in ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', we could take the same assumption that the fic takes place in America, considering that Rye is town somewhere in New York, however, we know [[spoiler: Satsuki's father, Soichiro]] lives there but we don't know where a good chunk of the story takes place but it probably doesn't take place in New York.
9th Jun '16 4:59:50 PM nombretomado
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* Denton from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' and ''ShockTreatment''. Neither movie outright says which of the 18 Dentons in America it's set in but Janet is seen reading the Plain Dealer (A Cleveland newspaper) with a headline about Ohio utilities and the ''Rocky Horror Scrapbook'' includes a clipped questionnaire that shows Janet's address as 10 Main Street, Denton, Ohio.

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* Denton from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' and ''ShockTreatment''.''Film/ShockTreatment''. Neither movie outright says which of the 18 Dentons in America it's set in but Janet is seen reading the Plain Dealer (A Cleveland newspaper) with a headline about Ohio utilities and the ''Rocky Horror Scrapbook'' includes a clipped questionnaire that shows Janet's address as 10 Main Street, Denton, Ohio.
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