This trope has only 19 examples, 20 wicks, 12 inbounds. YKTTW here. The name looks like a snowclone of It Came from Outer Space, which this trope has no connection to. Wit at the expense of clarity. By definition, this is about works with "Beverly Hills" in the title. There seems to be some confusion with "work set in Beverly Hills" indicated by the presence of wicks from work pages without "Beverly Hills" in it. Perhaps the trope should be expanded to include any work that takes place in Beverly Hills or references Beverly Hills to symbolize Rich People.
Check on 18 of 20 wicks. While correct use is greater than misuse, the misuse takes up a third of the wicks.
A Wizard boyI can think of a rename, unless someone can make a good argument in favour of expanding the definition.
The reason I had in mind is that these works usually have Beverly Hills in the title because it takes place there.
Main Character of my heartThe title at first glance brings to my mind rich idiots from California.
The convention of naming things "Beverly Hills ___" is definitely a trope. (Come to think of it, it could be renamed Beverly Hills Blank, or Beverly Hills X, Beverly Hills Whatever, etc.) If it's expanded to "taking place in Beverly Hills", IMHO that doesn't seem to be a trope any more than, say, "taking place in Cincinnati" or "taking place in Honolulu" is a trope. "Beverly Hills = rich people" seems like a viable trope, but I'm not sure how it relates to the naming convention.
edited 28th Oct '13 7:59:58 PM by MonaNaito
Beverly Hills Title? YKTTW says it was originally called Beverly Hills Trope Title, but rejected because of the "trope" as a placeholder. Just throwing out the "trope" would have been good enough.
edited 28th Oct '13 8:19:47 PM by MikuruFan
for Beverly Hills Title.
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
Sure, sounds good.
I agree that Beverly Hills = Rich People may be tropable. It is definitely used a lot in media.
A Wizard boyBeverly Hills Title seems good.
Eh, if they're called "Beverly Hills" because they're set in Beverly Hills, that's Not a Trope to me. At best it's The Same but More Specific.
edited 2nd Dec '13 8:26:25 PM by MorganWick
A Wizard boyVote bump, and bumping for consideration of Morgan's statement.
A Wizard boyAnother votes bump.
For starters, I think that a rename vote is premature because there is still a discussion of what if anything this page should about. I don't see how naming things "Beverly Hills" that take place in said setting is any more of a trope than including the location of other works in their titles. Do we need a trope page for titles that include "Manhattan" in the title, like "Maid in Manhattan", "Little Manhattan", "Manhattan", "Manhattan Melodrama"... etc. Or perhaps a trope page for movies with "Texas" in the title? How about everything with "Rome" or "Roman" in the title? A bit much if you ask me. What might be more reasonable is a variation on The Place where the setting is included in the title rather than just being the entirety of the title. Such a page would need be okay, but perhaps Too Common For Examples. As for this page, the real trope that I think the page is hinting at is that the fact that the American movie/TV industry gives a disproportionate amount of attention to Beverly Hills, California as a setting for where the rich and glamorous live. Which is no surprise because that is where so many of the movie/TV industry types live in or near. I mean, when is the last time you've heard of a TV series about Loudoun or Fairfax counties in Virginia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_United_States
edited 27th Jan '14 5:25:14 AM by Catbert
To be fair, Beverly Hills has to share a county with places like Compton and East LA. Though it surprises me to read that Nassau County apparently outranks Suffolk...
A Wizard boyVotes bump! Rename is at 10-1 yea/nay.
A Wizard boyNow that we are set to rename this, does anyone have something to say about the definition? The page description makes a good case for this to be a trope on its own.
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