City of Everywhere
The City Of Everywhere is a setting which only exists in comedic works. It usually claims to be one or more famous cities from Real Life
, but contains an inexplicable and highly suspicious selection of features from all over the Hollywood Atlas
. The City Of Everywhere often has an assortment of landmarks and local color which in Real Life
obviously couldn't be found on the same continent
See also Where the Hell Is Springfield?
Anime and Manga
- A wartime issue of The Beano had Lord Snooty concoct a plan to confuse the Luftwaffe pilots bombing his home town by surrounding it with landmarks "borrowed" by the RAF from all around the world. These included the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, and Table Mountain.
- The view from Babe's window at the animal hotel in Babe: Pig in the City includes the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Rio de Janiero statue of Christ, the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, what appears to be a Moscow cathedral, and possibly other famous landmarks. Signage in the film indicates the city Babe visits is called "Metropolis", which has a Metropolis Gun Club and Metropolis Institute of Medicine.
- IIRC the landmarks in Babe: PiTC are all subtly different from the originals - for instance, the WTC has cut-off corners, giving the twin towers irregular octagonal cross-sections.
- Sounds like he was visiting the Vegas strip.
- Big Hero 6 is set in San Fransokyo. It combines elements of San Francisco and Tokyo, so you get trams with Oriental-style roofs, Japanese signages everywhere, and the Golden Gate has torii gates as its towers.
- Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need has diagrams labeled "Map of Downtown Vienna," "Map of Downtown London," "Map of Downtown Paris," "Map of Downtown Berlin or Munich," "Map of Downtown Ireland," and "Map of Downtown Cairo," which are obviously the same silly drawing. The channel which runs down the middle of the drawing is triply labeled: "Seine River," "Thames River," "Nile River."
- The city of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is one such city, in a Culture Chop Suey sort of way. Clearly identifiable inspirations that stay prominent in multiple books include 18th to 19th century London and New York City for the economy and culture, Renaissance-era Venice for the system of government, Seattle of all places for the geography and occasionally Paris for a bit of variety. But basically, any time Pratchett feels like doing a Whole Plot Reference to a work of fiction set in a particular city, he''ll find some way to squeeze the necessary architecture and cultural traditions into Ankh-Morpork somewhere.
- Gotham city in the 60s Batman TV show. It has landmarks from everywhere with the name "Gotham" slapped on the front. Including a clock tower named Big Benjamin.
- In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Dangeresque 3, Venice, Cairo, Ireland, Tokyo, and Paris are all the same set (which, of course, resembles none of the aforementioned places) with a really badly made prop in the background. They even have the same character (sort of) standing around in the same place in each.
- Given proper time and wise financial management, you can build such a place in SimCity.
- This is how The Simpsons movie solves the Separate Simpsons Geography Thing. It's hinted in one episode where Sideshow Bob takes Bart to a location just outside of Springfield where five states meet, including Minnesota, New Jersey, and Hawaii, which does not border any other US state.
- In Futurama the city of New New York has famous landmarks from across the world, on a single beach. This is explained by the city having a supervillain mayor at one point, who stole them all, then put his face on Mount Rushmore, which he also stole.
- Parodied in an episode of Codename: Kids Next Door. Numbah 2 wakes up to a vista that features pretty much every famous landmark there is; he suddenly catches onto something being off by the time he gets to the Sphinx. Turns out to be a miniature golf course in a basement with all the landmarks having been properly shrunken down along with Numbah 2 himself.