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Literature / Wigfield

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Wigfield is a book by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert (after Strangers with Candy, concurrent with The Daily Show and before The Colbert Report) satirizing the notion of the American small town.


Wigfield provides examples of these tropes:

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Raven, depicted by Stephen Colbert.
  • Crapsack World: The oldest women in town are younger than 50, the plutonium count is 17 parts per million on a good day, the ground is perpetually burning, and the only establishments in town are junk yards, strip clubs, morgues, or various combinations of the three.
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  • Dysfunction Junction: Played for comedy.
  • Some Guys Store Of Random Objects And Unrelated Services: Pretty much every store in town is either a used auto parts store, a strip club, a morgue, or some combination of the aforementioned.

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