Not Thriving: It Came From Beverly Hills

Deadlock Clock: 5th Jun 2014 11:59:00 PM
Total posts: [21]
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.


  1. American Title (related to a trope about titles)
  2. Beverly Hills, 90210
  3. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  4. Beverly Hills Cop
  5. Beverly Hills Ninja
  6. Beverly Hills Teens
  7. Useful Notes/California ("See It Came from Beverly Hills for works with this city's name in it.")
  8. Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills
  9. The Beverly Hillbillies
  10. Title Tropes
  11. Troop Beverly Hills


  1. Electric Six
  2. Electric Six
  3. Hollywood, California
  4. Hottie
  5. Indexed States of America
  6. Settings ("Takes place in Beverly Hills, California," which is not the definition)


  1. Viva Las Vegas!

  • 11 correct
  • 6 misused
  • 1 unclear
  • 7 misused + unclear
  • 33% misused
  • 38% misused + unclear

2 SeptimusHeap27th Oct 2013 12:33:44 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I 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.
4 Grounder28th Oct 2013 11:32:52 AM , Relationship Status: All is for my lord
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The 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

Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Sure, sounds good.
I agree that Beverly Hills = Rich People may be tropable. It is definitely used a lot in media.
10 SeptimusHeap28th Oct 2013 11:25:12 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Beverly Hills Title seems good.
11 Willbyr26th Nov 2013 06:53:39 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's hooked.
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

13 SeptimusHeap27th Dec 2013 11:37:03 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Vote bump, and bumping for consideration of Morgan's statement.
14 SeptimusHeap26th Jan 2014 11:39:04 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Another 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?

edited 27th Jan '14 5:25:14 AM by Catbert

[up]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...
17 SeptimusHeap27th Feb 2014 05:27:17 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Votes bump! Rename is at 10-1 yea/nay.
18 Willbyr15th Apr 2014 04:03:59 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Calling for the rename.
19 SeptimusHeap15th Apr 2014 05:44:15 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Now 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.
20 Willbyr2nd Jun 2014 06:33:59 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock is set.
21 Willbyr6th Jun 2014 06:26:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Well, this went nowhere. Locking up.
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Single Proposition: It Came From Beverly Hills
26th Nov '13 1:11:17 AM
Vote up for yes, down for no.
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Total posts: 21