Wigfield is a book by Amy Sedaris
, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert
(after Strangers with Candy
, concurrent with The Daily Show
and before The Colbert Report
) satirizing the notion of the American small town.
Wigfield provides examples of these tropes:
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Raven◊, depicted by Stephen Colbert.
- Crapsack World: The oldest women in town are younger than 50, the plutonium count is 17 parts per million on a good day, the ground is perpetually burning, and the only establishments in town are junk yards, strip clubs, morgues, or various combinations of the three.
- Dysfunction Junction: Played for comedy.
- Some Guys Store Of Random Objects And Unrelated Services: Pretty much every store in town is either a used auto parts store, a strip club, a morgue, or some combination of the aforementioned.