History UsefulNotes / Philadelphia

19th Feb '17 3:20:51 PM dpisel01
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Philadelphia is notable for being the largest city in the country having a healthy black middle-class. From the poshness of Rittenhouse Square, to the quasi-melting pot that is [[GangsterLand South Philly]], to the bohemian artists *cough*{{hipster}}s*cough* of Northern Liberties, to the hard knocks of [[WrongSideOfTheTracks North Philly and parts of the Southwest]], to the strange blend of professors and students, immigrants, and poor folk who inhabit West Philly, to the quaint tree-lined streets of the towns-within-a-city of the hilly Northwest, to the suburban sprawl of the "Great Northeast," to the unparalleled richness of history that is Old City, Philadelphia has everything one could ask for in its many neighborhoods. It has been a very large city for a long, long time. In the years before UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, it was the second largest English-speaking City in the world, after London.

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Philadelphia is notable for being the largest city in the country having a healthy black middle-class. From the poshness of Rittenhouse Square, to the maze-like quasi-melting pot that is [[GangsterLand South Philly]], to the bohemian artists *cough*{{hipster}}s*cough* of Northern Liberties, to the hard knocks of [[WrongSideOfTheTracks North Philly and parts of the Southwest]], to the strange blend of professors and students, immigrants, and poor folk who inhabit West Philly, to the quaint tree-lined streets of the towns-within-a-city of the hilly Northwest, to the suburban sprawl of the "Great Northeast," to the unparalleled richness of history that is Old City, Philadelphia has everything one could ask for in its many neighborhoods. It has been a very large city for a long, long time. In the years before UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, it was the second largest English-speaking City in the world, after London.
19th Feb '17 3:15:18 PM dpisel01
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* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder''

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* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder''''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' is set here. More specifically, it is implied to be set in Northeast Philadelphia based on the somewhat suburban appearance of the setting and references to Fishtown and Kensington.
17th Feb '17 6:19:05 PM bt8257
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6th Feb '17 3:09:39 AM erforce
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''On the bandstand"''\\
--'''Music/BarryManilow''', ''[[Series/AmericanBandstand "Bandstand Boogie"]]''[[note]]Music by Charles Albertine; lyrics by Manilow and Bruce Sussman[[/note]]

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''On the bandstand"''\\
--'''Music/BarryManilow''',
bandstand"''
-->-- '''Music/BarryManilow''',
''[[Series/AmericanBandstand "Bandstand Boogie"]]''[[note]]Music by Charles Albertine; lyrics by Manilow and Bruce Sussman[[/note]]



* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', of course.
** In real life, the Rocky statue from the third film got to stay in front of the Art Museum for several years before finally being moved to the sports stadium.

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* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'', of course.
** In real life, the Rocky statue from the [[Film/RockyIII third film film]] got to stay in front of the Art Museum for several years before finally being moved to the sports stadium.
29th Jan '17 9:41:05 PM HelloLamppost
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For whatever reason, it's something of a cliche in [[TheWestern Westerns]] that the CitySlicker is almost ''always'' from Philadelphia.
7th Jan '17 9:26:16 AM FTD
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': several episodes take place in Philadelphia. A few of these were forgettable and few were stand-out installments. In one episode in particular, Mulder expresses extreme prejudice toward the city and proceeds to antagonize everyone he encounters (mostly the homeless and the local police department) by trash talking Philly sports teams and repeatedly stereotyping Philadelphians for having an unfriendly reputation. Of course, he carries a gun.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': several episodes take place in Philadelphia. A few of these were forgettable and a few were stand-out installments. In one episode in particular, Mulder expresses extreme prejudice toward the city and proceeds to antagonize everyone he encounters (mostly the homeless and the local police department) by trash talking Philly sports teams and repeatedly stereotyping Philadelphians for having an unfriendly reputation. Of course, he carries a gun.
7th Jan '17 9:25:46 AM FTD
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': several episodes take place in Philadelphia. A few of these were forgettable and few were stand-out installments. In one episode in particular, Mulder expresses extreme prejudice toward the city and proceeds to antagonize everyone he encounters (mostly the homeless and the local police department) by trash talking Philly sports teams and repeatedly stereotyping Philadelphians for having an unfriendly reputation. Of course, he carries a gun.
6th Jan '17 9:20:47 PM dpisel01
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* While ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is set in [[BigApplesauce Noo Yawk]], Liz Lemon's family is from the Philadelphia area (White Haven, PA to be exact), and she's been known to lapse into stereotypical Philadelphia-sports-fan behavior. She even references the [[NeverLiveItDown snowball-throwing at Santa Claus]].

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* While ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is set in [[BigApplesauce Noo Yawk]], Liz Lemon's family is from the Philadelphia area (White Haven, PA to be exact), exact, although the real town is actually in Northeastern Pennsylvania near Wilkes-Barre), and she's been known to lapse into stereotypical Philadelphia-sports-fan behavior. She even references the [[NeverLiveItDown snowball-throwing at Santa Claus]].
6th Jan '17 9:16:48 PM dpisel01
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* ''Film/FullCourtMiracle''
* ''Film/BrotherlyLove'' is set in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Overbrook, primarily at Overbrook High School.
6th Jan '17 9:09:12 PM dpisel01
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* ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' is set in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown.



* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder''

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* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder''
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