History UsefulNotes / Philadelphia

3rd Oct '17 9:23:38 AM dpisel01
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* ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'' takes place in Mississippi but Sidney Poitier's character Mr. Tibbs is a cop visiting from Philly.
25th Sep '17 3:28:32 PM dpisel01
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* ''Film/Witness'' alternates between Amish Country and Philadelphia.

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* ''Film/Witness'' ''Film/{{Witness}}'' alternates between Amish Country and Philadelphia.
* ''Series/AmericanDad'' takes place in Langley Falls, Virginia, but Stan Smith grew up in Philadelphia.
21st Sep '17 8:34:22 AM dpisel01
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17th Sep '17 12:24:48 PM dpisel01
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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' and ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' take place in "neighboring" fictional Main Line suburbs.

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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'' and ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' take place in "neighboring" neighboring fictional Main Line suburbs.
17th Sep '17 12:21:45 PM dpisel01
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* ''Film/Witness'' alternates between Amish Country and Philadelphia.
3rd Sep '17 1:50:37 PM GrammarNavi
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* The theme to ''AmericanBandstand''

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* The theme to ''AmericanBandstand''''Series/AmericanBandstand''
30th Aug '17 10:20:23 AM dpisel01
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* Creator/SethGreen

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* Creator/SethGreenCreator/SethGreen is from Overbrook Park.



* Creator/GraceKelly, as well as her playwright and director uncle George Kelly

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* Creator/GraceKelly, as well as Creator/GraceKelly was from East Falls in Northwest Philly. There's also her playwright and director uncle George KellyKelly.
22nd Aug '17 6:05:50 PM dpisel01
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* The main character of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' was originally from [[EarWorm West Philadelphia, born and raised]]. As is Creator/WillSmith himself.

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* The main character of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' was originally from [[EarWorm West Philadelphia, born and raised]]. As is Creator/WillSmith himself. These lyrics can actually be found on posters at the 30th Street Station stop of the El.



* Creator/WillSmith: "Innnn West Philadelphia, born and raised" is more or less true of Smith, but his parents were firmly middle-class, and he spent a part of his late adolescence in Overbook, which is in ''North''west Philly (practically suburbia compared to actual West Philly).

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* Creator/WillSmith: "Innnn West Philadelphia, born and raised" is more or less true of Smith, but his parents were firmly middle-class, and he spent a part of his late adolescence in Overbook, which is in ''North''west Philly (practically suburbia compared to actual West Philly).middle-class.
8th Jul '17 8:59:43 AM nombretomado
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Special note should be made in regards to Creator/BenjaminFranklin, sometimes called Philly's Favorite Son -- which is odd, 'cause he was born in Boston. However, Franklin lived here for most of his long life (insanely long, by the standards of the time, too[[note]]He lived to the ripe old age of 84, which wouldn't be bad even today for someone who had been overweight since at least his 40s, suffered from gout, and had ''[[TheCasanova every venereal disease known to man]]'' at the time[[/note]]), and he left an indelible mark on Philadelphia's history: considered to have established the first modern newspaper here, America's first library here, the first fire company in Pennsylvania (which was also the most modern at the time), discovered electricity here, and invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, the odometer, and the glass armonica here. According to TheOtherWiki, "A noted polymath, Franklin was a [[RenaissanceMan leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat]]." Oh, and he was one of the Founding Fathers; in fact, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution [[BadassBoast was arguably won because he was on our side]]. Among the large number of contributions he made to the Colonial effort, it was Franklin's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome convincing the French to become involved in the war]] which ensured the Victory at Yorktown, and ultimately proved to England it wasn't worth it to continue fighting the colonies. Finally, he was a well known [[HandsomeLech ladies' man]], even after he got [[BigBeautifulMan rolly-polly]]. Philadelphia was already a large, rich, port city before him, but [[MyRealDaddy Franklin is largely credited -- true or not -- with making Philadelphia the most powerful city in the Colonies, economically, socially, and politically]]. In summation, our boy Ben was nothing short of the biggest badass GodModeSue in American history (and yet we named a bridge to [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] after him...[[note]]Well you did call him a badass[[/note]]).

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Special note should be made in regards to Creator/BenjaminFranklin, sometimes called Philly's Favorite Son -- which is odd, 'cause he was born in Boston. However, Franklin lived here for most of his long life (insanely long, by the standards of the time, too[[note]]He lived to the ripe old age of 84, which wouldn't be bad even today for someone who had been overweight since at least his 40s, suffered from gout, and had ''[[TheCasanova every venereal disease known to man]]'' at the time[[/note]]), and he left an indelible mark on Philadelphia's history: considered to have established the first modern newspaper here, America's first library here, the first fire company in Pennsylvania (which was also the most modern at the time), discovered electricity here, and invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, the odometer, and the glass armonica here. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, "A noted polymath, Franklin was a [[RenaissanceMan leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat]]." Oh, and he was one of the Founding Fathers; in fact, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution [[BadassBoast was arguably won because he was on our side]]. Among the large number of contributions he made to the Colonial effort, it was Franklin's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome convincing the French to become involved in the war]] which ensured the Victory at Yorktown, and ultimately proved to England it wasn't worth it to continue fighting the colonies. Finally, he was a well known [[HandsomeLech ladies' man]], even after he got [[BigBeautifulMan rolly-polly]]. Philadelphia was already a large, rich, port city before him, but [[MyRealDaddy Franklin is largely credited -- true or not -- with making Philadelphia the most powerful city in the Colonies, economically, socially, and politically]]. In summation, our boy Ben was nothing short of the biggest badass GodModeSue in American history (and yet we named a bridge to [[{{Gangsterland}} Camden]] after him...[[note]]Well you did call him a badass[[/note]]).
15th Jun '17 11:43:51 PM Wheezy
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The city was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn. A statue of him sits on top of City Hall, now eclipsed by the Bell Atlantic Tower[[note]]Bell Atlantic was merged into Verizon eons ago, but everything involving the lease by Verizon was so complicated, they just kept the original name[[/note]], Liberty Place, and Comcast Center in height. Because sports fans are a superstitious bunch, this eclipsing was used to explain why the entire city went into a championship drought of considerable length. It should be noted that another statuette of Penn sits atop the new tallest building in the city, the Comcast Center, and that within a few months of the building's completion with Penn atop it, the Phillies won the World Series. Take that as you will. It was the city where the Continental Congress met, and the Liberty Bell is kept there. Until UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC was built, it was ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capitals_in_the_United_States#Former_national_Capitals usually]]) the US capital.

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The city was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn. A statue of him sits on top of City Hall, now eclipsed by the Bell Atlantic Tower[[note]]Bell Atlantic was merged into Verizon eons ago, but everything involving the lease by Verizon was so complicated, they just kept the original name[[/note]], Three Logan Square, Liberty Place, and Comcast Center in height. Because sports fans are a superstitious bunch, this eclipsing was used to explain why the entire city went into a championship drought of considerable length. It should be noted that another statuette of Penn sits atop the new tallest building in the city, the Comcast Center, and that within a few months of the building's completion with Penn atop it, the Phillies won the World Series. Take that as you will. It was the city where the Continental Congress met, and the Liberty Bell is kept there. Until UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC was built, it was ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capitals_in_the_United_States#Former_national_Capitals usually]]) the US capital.
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