Created By: PPPSSC on July 22, 2014 Last Edited By: PPPSSC on July 23, 2014
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Locality In-Joke

A joke aimed at viewers who live where the series is set or in the creator\'s hometown.

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Much like the Parental Bonus and the Genius Bonus, this is a joke that not everyone watching the show will get, but that people who live where the show is set or in the creator’s hometown will.

A specific type of In-Joke related to Creator Provincialism.


Examples

Film

Live-Action TV
  • Arrested Development takes place in Orange County (Southern California). There's an arc that involved a character suspected of spying on the main characters (the truth is, she's mentally retarded) and she tells her uncle that she's tired of his "missions". The joke is that missions have two meanings. The other is a type of building and it's a very common assignment for Southern Californian children to make model missions (again, the building type).
  • Frasier, largely set indoors and filmed in California, did several location shows which showed off Seattle's places of interest, as homage to the city where the show was notionally set. A later episode built up as a homage to fans from Manchester, England, was disappointing, as while a fairly typical Northern English pub was faithfully reproduced as a set, everyone still talked with horribly misplaced Dick van Dyke cockney accents. note . British fans thought an opportunity had been lost. Ah well.

Music

Newspaper Comics
  • Calvin rampages through a recognizable Chargin Falls, Ohio on the back of The Essential Calvin and Hobbes.

Western Animation
  • Many of the supporting characters on The Simpsons have names based on street names in Portland, including Rev. Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Bob Terwilliger, and Kearney.
  • Luanne Platter from King of the Hill is named after the LuAnn Platter, a special at Luby’s, a chain restaurant in and around Texas.
  • In a Hey Arnold! episode, a boat captain mentions finding out a penny was counterfeit when he tried to spend it at Ivar's Fish and Chips, a restaurant franchise situated in western Washington.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • July 22, 2014
    PPPSSC
    Needs examples, especially ones that aren't about The Other Rainforest.
  • July 22, 2014
    randomsurfer
    Averted(?) in Grease, which changed all the Chicago-specific references from the original musical when it went to Broadway and then film.
  • July 23, 2014
    MyTimingIsOff
    This needs a different name. We already have a trope called Regional Bonus.
  • July 23, 2014
    AgProv
    Frasier, largely set indoors and filmed in California, did several location shows which showed off Seattle's places of interest, as homage to the city where the show was notionally set.

    • A later episode built up as a homage to fans from Manchester, England, was disappointing, as while a fairly typical Northern English pub was faithfully reproduced as a set, everyone still talked with horribly misplaced Dick van Dyke cockney accents. note . British fans thought an opportunity had been lost. Ah well.
  • July 23, 2014
    DAN004
    Demographic In Joke? (cuz the joke is only understandable to the demographic the show is aiming at.)

    Compare Values Dissonance
  • July 23, 2014
    Arivne
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  • July 23, 2014
    yd12k
    Calvin rampages through a recognizable Chargin Falls, Ohio on the back of the essential Calvin and Hobbes.
  • July 23, 2014
    PPPSSC
    Ah, shame the name's taken. Demographic In Joke seems too broad for this concept. I'm calling it Locality In Joke for now, but am open to other suggestions.

    Not sure what this has to do with Values Dissonance.
  • July 23, 2014
    bitemytail
  • July 23, 2014
    DAN004
    ^^ Because the joke only makes sense in the intended demographic/locality, ppl outside of it may be puzzled at what was supposed to be humorous. One reason for it is difference of value, but not always.
  • July 23, 2014
    PPPSSC
    ^^ Added.
  • Newspaper Comics
    • Get Fuzzy. Many strips include subtle nods to Knoxville and other surrounding areas in East Tennessee, where Darby Conley grew up; a few specific examples are as follows:
      • In one strip (that was a parody of the series Jackass) Rob is seen wearing a World's Fair 1982 (in Knoxville) t-shirt.
      • One of Satchel's friends at his play group wears a University of Tennessee tobbogan cap in winter strips.
      • Similarly, Rob had a U.T. coffee mug on his desk used as a pencil cup at one point.
      • In a Halloween strip, a boy shows up at the Wilcos' apartment dressed as Peyton Manning (when he played for Tennessee).
      • When Satchel held his conference of world dogs and discovered that none of the dogs are actually from the countries of which their respective breeds are associated, one dog adds for the record that he's not from the country Lebanon, but the Tennessee city of the same name.
  • July 23, 2014
    SpiderRider3
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