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* ''Creator/ChoiceOfGames'' has ''Choice of the Zombies,'' which is [[CaptainObvious obviously]] about a ZombieApocalypse. One of the places your group of survivors can hole up is, perhaps inevitably, in a shopping mall.

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* ''Creator/ChoiceOfGames'' has ''Choice of the Zombies,'' which is [[CaptainObvious obviously]] about a ZombieApocalypse. One of the places your group of survivors can hole up is, perhaps inevitably, in a shopping mall.


* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' short "Survey Ladies" features the Warner siblings finding therapist Dr. Scratchansniff a birthday gift while being constantly interrupted by two survey women.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' short "Survey Ladies" features the Warner siblings at their local mall finding their therapist Dr. Scratchansniff a birthday gift while being constantly interrupted by two survey women.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' short "Survey Ladies" features the Warner siblings finding therapist Dr. Scratchansniff a birthday gift while being constantly interrupted by two survey women.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a short entitled "Going Up" in which baby Plucky learns how to push buttons on an elevator...and gets carried away.


* The derisive term "mallcore" is often used to describe any genre of [[HeavyMetal metal]] music (such as NuMetal, {{metalcore}} and {{deathcore}}) that is perceived as being "[[ItsPopularNowItSucks too mainstream]]." Whether this is a legitimate concern borne out of bad memories of HairMetal, or a case of elitism and snobbery, is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment an argument best left for another article]].

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* The derisive term "mallcore" is often used to describe any genre of [[HeavyMetal metal]] music (such as NuMetal, {{metalcore}} and {{deathcore}}) that is perceived as being "[[ItsPopularNowItSucks too mainstream]]." Whether this is a legitimate concern borne out of bad memories of HairMetal, or a case of elitism and snobbery, is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment an argument best left for another article]].

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* One story in ''[[ComicBook/Marvel2099 Hulk 2099]]'' featured "the biggest mall in America," a bloated, sprawling building the size of a city inhabited by deformed mutates.


A stock {{setting|s}} for any work set in {{suburbia}}, TheMall can be seen as the modernized version of the Main Streets that populate EverytownAmerica. Stores lined up along clean(ish) hallways populated by teenagers, parents with kids, and elderly people who have little better to do than walk around the mall all day. Will usually have a movie theater, a central meeting place (often with a fountain), boutiques and department stores that are out of the price range of the working class but still not luxe enough to be considered "classy", the occasional video game arcade and a food court. [[SoulSuckingRetailJob A job at a mall store]] is usually treated as second only to [[BurgerFool working in fast food]] in the hierarchy of Most Humiliating Jobs for Teenagers. (Bonus points if they work at a [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs fast-food restaurant located in the food court]].) The security guards are all guys who washed out of (or were rejected from) basic training or the police academy, have an inflated sense of entitlement, and have nothing better to do than harass our heroes over trivial matters.

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A stock {{setting|s}} for any work set in {{suburbia}}, TheMall the Mall can be seen as the modernized version of the Main Streets that populate EverytownAmerica. Stores lined up along clean(ish) hallways populated by teenagers, parents with kids, and elderly people who have little better to do than walk around the mall all day. Will usually have a movie theater, a central meeting place (often with a fountain), boutiques and department stores that are out of the price range of the working class but still not luxe enough to be considered "classy", the occasional video game arcade and a food court. [[SoulSuckingRetailJob A job at a mall store]] is usually treated as second only to [[BurgerFool working in fast food]] in the hierarchy of Most Humiliating Jobs for Teenagers. (Bonus points if they work at a [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs fast-food restaurant located in the food court]].) The security guards are all guys who washed out of (or were rejected from) basic training or the police academy, have an inflated sense of entitlement, and have nothing better to do than harass our heroes over trivial matters.



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* ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'' is set in the Chicago [=PlexMall=], a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Mall-turned-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology Arcology.]]

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* ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'' ''ComicBook/AmericanFlagg'' is set in the Chicago [=PlexMall=], a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Mall-turned-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology Arcology.]]



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* Coconut Mall from ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'', returning in ''VideoGame/MarioKart7''.

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* Coconut Mall on [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Isle Delfino]] from ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii'', returning in ''VideoGame/MarioKart7''.



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* The mall is the unique building for the Americans in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV''. It replaces the supermarket, providing a gold bonus and extra happiness from hit movies, singles, and musicals in addition to the supermarket's food and health bonuses.

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The mall is the unique building for the Americans in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} ''Civilization IV''. It replaces the supermarket, providing a gold bonus and extra happiness from hit movies, singles, and musicals in addition to the supermarket's food and health bonuses.bonuses.
** In the ''Rise and Fall'' expansion for ''Civilization VI'', the Shopping Mall can be built by all civs in Neighborhood districts, providing tourism and amenities. The Civilopedia entry for the building jokes that, after the modern mall was invented in Wisconsin and Sweden, "frozen yogurt stands would follow not too long after."

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* A major setting on the third season of ''Series/StrangerThings'' will be the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXyju7zFwyE Starcourt Mall]], newly opened in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, with Steve and Robin working at the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor in embarrassing sailor uniforms and barely able to muster up any enthusiasm for the ad. In keeping with the show's rooting in '80s nostalgia, the stores prominently featured include a number of now-defunct mall-based chains indelibly associated with the decade, such as Waldenbooks (selling Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober''), Sam Goody (selling Music/BruceSpringsteen's ''Born in the U.S.A.''), Radio Shack, and Wicks 'N' Sticks, as well as still-around '80s chains like The Gap, Claire's, and Jazzercise.


A stock {{setting|s}} for any work set in {{suburbia}}, TheMall can be seen as the modernized version of the Main Streets that populate EverytownAmerica. Stores lined up along clean(ish) hallways populated by teenagers, parents with kids, and elderly people who have little better to do than walk around the mall all day. Will usually have a movie theater, a central meeting place (often with a fountain), boutiques and department stores that are out of the price range of the working class but still not luxe enough to be considered "classy", and a food court. [[SoulSuckingRetailJob A job at a mall store]] is usually treated as second only to [[BurgerFool working in fast food]] in the hierarchy of Most Humiliating Jobs for Teenagers. (Bonus points if they work at a [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs fast-food restaurant located in the food court]].) The security guards are all guys who washed out of (or were rejected from) basic training or the police academy, have an inflated sense of entitlement, and have nothing better to do than harass our heroes over trivial matters.

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A stock {{setting|s}} for any work set in {{suburbia}}, TheMall can be seen as the modernized version of the Main Streets that populate EverytownAmerica. Stores lined up along clean(ish) hallways populated by teenagers, parents with kids, and elderly people who have little better to do than walk around the mall all day. Will usually have a movie theater, a central meeting place (often with a fountain), boutiques and department stores that are out of the price range of the working class but still not luxe enough to be considered "classy", the occasional video game arcade and a food court. [[SoulSuckingRetailJob A job at a mall store]] is usually treated as second only to [[BurgerFool working in fast food]] in the hierarchy of Most Humiliating Jobs for Teenagers. (Bonus points if they work at a [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs fast-food restaurant located in the food court]].) The security guards are all guys who washed out of (or were rejected from) basic training or the police academy, have an inflated sense of entitlement, and have nothing better to do than harass our heroes over trivial matters.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim and Ariana spend some time at malls while dating. One of the many signs their relationship is doomed to fail is how uninterested Tim is in averything Ari wants to do there and how he mentally notes he'd rather hang out with Ives and Callie when they run into them there. Ives also gets a job at a SuckECheeses in a mall.

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* The ChristmasEpisode of ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'' is set in a shopping mall, as the protagonists go Christmas shopping and wind up SavingChristmas.


* In ''RezzAndCoBountyHunters'' "Old Rusty's Space Station" is more or less a big space mall.

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* In ''RezzAndCoBountyHunters'' ''Webcomic/RezzAndCoBountyHunters'' "Old Rusty's Space Station" is more or less a big space mall.

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* In ''RezzAndCoBountyHunters'' "Old Rusty's Space Station" is more or less a big space mall.


* A recurring location in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. One episode, it's shown to be deserted (apparently because Mayor Quimby's nephew got shot there).
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Something You Can Do With Your Finger''; the Mall shows up in later episodes, most notably the "Black Friday/Game of Throne" three-parter.

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* A recurring location in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. One episode, it's shown to be deserted (apparently ([[NoodleIncident apparently because Mayor Quimby's nephew got shot there).
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Something You Can Do With Your Finger''; Finger'' mostly takes place in here; the Mall shows up in later episodes, most notably the "Black Friday/Game of Throne" three-parter.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': This is the setting of episode 5, 'Store Story'.

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