These are the inhabitants of QuirkyTown, a selection of several {{Stock Character}}s. They're goofy, [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], friendly, and ultimately harmless. There will be [[StraightMan one]] or [[OnlySaneMan two]] "sane" people (protagonists included) and at least one [[TheEeyore sourpuss]] and a TallDarkAndSnarky townsperson to complain about this idyllic place. And it ''is'' [[{{Utopia}} idyllic]]. It would take a town of StepfordSmiler clones to approach the non-existent level of crime and unemployment these towns have.

If they are related, they are a QuirkyHousehold.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The residents of Kinkan/Gold Crown Town in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', who are all [[spoiler:unaware characters in a fairytale]] and are comprised of quirky people ''and'' anthropomorphic animals.
* Uptight, neurotic calligrapher Handa must deal with an island village full of laid-back eccentrics in ''{{Manga/Barakamon}}''.

* The lemurs of ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', lead by King Julien XIII, self-proclaimed king of the lemurs, blah, blah, blah, hooray everybody!
* The residents of the [[TownWithADarkSecret village Sandford]] in ''Film/HotFuzz''. But it's a dark form of this however; many of the townsfolk do have their stereotypes, or at least roles, but it turns out that [[spoiler:they're actually murdering anyone who threatens the town's rural image, including other Eccentric Townsfolk]].'s for the greater good!
* In many of the Creator/LaurelAndHardy pictures, townsfolk tend to exhibit some unusual behaviour.
-->'''Laurel:''' Which way is the basement?
-->'''Receptionist:''' [[CaptainObvious Down the stairs.]]
* The inhabitants of the Scottish town of Furness in ''Film/LocalHero.''
* The inhabitants of the town in the movie ''The King Of Hearts'' are escaped patients from the local mental institution and qualify as this trope.
* Spoofed in ''Film/TheTallGuy'' when Creator/JeffGoldblum is hired to play one, and is told to give a simple one-line greeting in a mysterious manner.

* In Creator/NoraRoberts' ''Nothern Lights'' the town Lunacy, high up in Alaska is inhabited with independent eccentric characters.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow's'' Mayberry inhabitants.
* ''Series/CornerGas'' has the Canadian version.
* Everyone in Series/{{Ed}}'s hometown of Stuckyville.
* There are a few quirky townspeople in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'', including the cloned set of twins. (Or would that make then quatruplets?)
* The ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' crew in Stars Hollow.
* On ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', pretty much everyone in Stratford, Vermont apart from [[OnlySaneMan Dick Loudon]] qualifies.
* The residents of Hooterville, in ''Series/PetticoatJunction'' and (especially) ''Series/GreenAcres''.
* ''Series/NorthernExposure'', with Rob Morrow playing the straight man to everybody else.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has an Eccentric Hospital Staff version.
* Pretty much the entire cast of ''Series/TwinPeaks'' qualifies.
* Played with in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', where the people of Royston Vasey are certainly eccentric, but very, very far from harmless.
* The inhabitants of [[Series/TheVicarOfDibley Dibley]], with the [[OnlySaneMan possible exception of]] the Vicar and David Horton. What's disturbing is that the producers report having ''multiple'' letters from people saying that this was exactly like their own village.
* Pretty much everyone in ''Series/FatherTed'', up to the main characters. Only visitors from the mainland and (maybe) Ted don't count.
* The inhabitants of Elmo, Alaska in ''Men In Trees''. Alaska is evidently a popular locale for this type of setting.
* This trope seems to gravitate toward Alaska, since we have the denizens of Cicely in ''Series/NorthernExposure''.
* The people of [[Series/TheGoldenGirls St. Olaf, Minnesota]]. We never actually see the town ourselves, but plenty of locals drop by Miami, and what they all manage to prove is that [[TheDitz Rose]] seems to be the most clear-headed and intelligent person who ever lived there.
* The entertainingly kooky residents of Rome, Wisconsin in ''Series/PicketFences''.
* Increasingly, and delightfully, kook-filled Pawnee, Indiana in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
* The people of Port Niranda in ''RoundTheTwist''. The Gribble family are a nasty piece of work, though.
* Many of the people who wander into the store on ''Series/{{Oddities}}'' are, um, oddities.
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' takes place in Camden County, where everyone is either a crook, stupid, crazy, or all of the above.
* ''Series/JamAndJerusalem'' turns this trope into one of its main themes.

* [[Film/TwoHundredMotels Centerville...A real nice place to raise your kids up...]]

* The entire cast of the radio drama ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' fit this trope to a T, and were probably influenced at least somewhat by shows like ''Andy Griffith''.
* The population of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, in ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''.
* Karl Pilkington of ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' et al told a series of stories about the people who lived around where he grew up that consistently amazed or bewildered Ricky and Steve. They included:
** Karl's own family: his mother, who made him stay home from school when it was very windy and used to shave the family cat so it would be easier to keep clean; his dad, a cheapskate and grocery thief who once removed a mentally challenged young man ("a Film/ForrestGump") from his taxi and left him in a wheelie bin; his brother, who impregnated many girls and was discharged from the army after driving a tank to the store to buy cigarettes; and two aunts: Auntie Nora, who once farted for five straight minutes and wanted her back yard astroturfed so she wouldn't have to take care of it, and "Uncle" Hazel, a lesbian with a haunted house.
** "Uncle Alf," a friend of Karl's dad who slept in an inflatable lifeboat and had two televisions, one of which had no sound and the other no picture, so he would tune them both to the same channel to watch something.
** [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Guys with nicknames]] like Jimmy the Hat and Tattoo Stan.
** A family that kept a horse in their living room.
** A family who used to babysit Karl and had "a cat that was dead violent." When they wanted to control Karl, they would get him to take a nap on the sofa and put the cat on his chest, and when he woke up he would be afraid to move.
** A woman who rode a three-wheeled bike with her husband in the basket. She was mean to him, so Karl's dad impersonated a policeman to scare her into leaving him alone.
** Two boys at school who both had abnormally big heads and webbed hands. (Karl explains that he grew up near a chemical plant.) They weren't related and didn't hang out together because that would be "too obvious."
** The mother of a friend of Karl's who was obsessed with cleanliness. When Karl would come over to play video games, rather than let him in, she would send him around to his friend's bedroom window and he would stand outside and look in.
* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' has the UK armed forces as being populated solely by Eccentric Forces Personnel.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', the townspeople of River City, Iowa all turn out to greet Harold Hill when he arrives, if only to make it known that the sourpuss type is their default.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* The animal townspeople in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''.
* All of the inhabitants of St. Mystere in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage''. Not only do they have "unusual" personality quirks, they have an unhealthy obession with riddles. [[spoiler:This is because they're all robots designed as part of a test to see who's worthy of getting the treasure and Flora.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}''
** You find a few towns on different planets with these in the fan midquel ''[[VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance MOTHER: Cognitive Dissonance]]'', even on Earth.
** Found all over the place in ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}''.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', you get to know all the townspeople by name.
* The entire supporting cast of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' qualifies. The campers were crazily developed considering how much screen time they got.
* Several towns in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise, but the quirkiest are probably the denizens of Vientown in ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia''.

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In ''[[Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!]],'' Bob's girlfriend Jean has commented in frustration (and more or less accurately) that she appears to be the only sane person in town--casually lumping Bob himself in with the EccentricTownsfolk.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Some of the quirky residents might be a bit quirkier than you'd like in Dunwich, New Hampshire, just a mile or two from the SuperHeroSchool [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The monsters in Halloween Town in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', as introduced in the opening song.
-->'''Child Monsters''': Tender lumplings everywhere, life's no fun without a good scare
-->'''Parent Monsters''': That's our job, but we're not mean, in our town of Halloween
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' cast.
* And of course ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a town where one of the most normal residents has a talking piece of crap as a best friend.
* Ponyville in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The locals include a socially-awkward {{bookworm}} from the big city who's trying to learn how to make friends, a manic-depressive (mostly manic) baker who loves to throw parties and [[ToonPhysics occasionally defies known physics]], a [[DramaQueen melodramatic]] fashion designer who loves to make GemEncrusted {{Pimped Out Dress}}es, a painfully-shy animal lover who can [[DeathGlare stare down dragons and cockatrices]] when [[BewareTheNiceOnes provoked]], a hot-headed apple farmer with a NiceHat and [[TheClan a huge extended family]], and a boisterous stunt flier with rainbow-colored hair, and those are just the [[{{Pun}} Mane]] characters.
--> '''Twilight Sparkle''': "All the ponies in this town are ''crazy!''"
* The titular town from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', to be sure. There's ditzy waitress and CrazyCatLady Lazy Susan, [[TestosteronePoisoning comically-macho]] lumberjack Manly Dan Corduroy, and hillbilly MadScientist and self-declared "local kook" Old Man [=McGucket=]. [[spoiler: Justified due to the fact that the LaserGuidedAmnesia the townsfolk are subjected to whenever they encounter [[TownWithADarkSecret something they shouldn't]] leads to mental deterioration.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has many one-shot characters who qualify, ''including'' the VillainOfTheWeek in Dial M For Monkey.