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    MN / SP have Mary Tyler Moore, but this is embarrassing

    Yes, Milwaukee has a "bronze Fonz"

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=785266

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    So having a certain/specific fictional character statue is either good or bad thing ?

    Like these that I have seen -
    Steve Canyon in Idaho Springs, CO: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11302
    (10 years of driving along I-70)
    Popeye in Chester, Illinois: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/popeye.html
    Superman in Metropolis, Illinois: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2090
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    Suffolk, VA has a statue of Mr. Peanut.

    Personally, I would love to see a statue of Robocop somewhere in downtown Detroit. I might even show up for the unveiling!
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    So having a certain/specific fictional character statue is either good or bad thing ?

    Like these that I have seen -
    Steve Canyon in Idaho Springs, CO: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11302
    (10 years of driving along I-70)
    Popeye in Chester, Illinois: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/popeye.html
    Superman in Metropolis, Illinois: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2090
    And my personal favorite, Nipper the RCA Dog in Albany.

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    I don't find it embarrassing. Looking back, we may think of Happy Days as a bit cheesy, but it is still one of the more popular telvision programs of the 1970's and is a piece of our popular culture. This may be more true in Milwaukee, where it was supposedly set.

    The Bronze Fonze is a piece of pop art. I can accept it for that. It also recognizes Wisconsin's rich entertainment history. TV shows set in Wisconsin:

    Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley (Milwaukee)
    That 70's Show (Racine)
    Perfect Strangers (Appleton)

    Films made in Wisconsin:
    Hoop Dreams
    Amityville Horror
    Sleepers
    I Love Trouble
    Iron Will
    Hellraiser
    Blues Brothers
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    I don't find it embarrassing...

    TV shows set in Wisconsin:

    Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley (Milwaukee)
    That 70's Show (Racine)
    Perfect Strangers (Appleton)
    If I recall correctly, "Appleton" was Cousin Larry's last name. The show, however, was set in Chicago (where Cousin Larry worked for the Tribune or Sun-Times or some other newspaper).
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    It looked a little funny to me when I saw it on the news this morning. I just don't think it's a great likeness of the character, something seems off.
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    i want one for my garden.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    *SNIP*

    It also recognizes Wisconsin's rich entertainment history. TV shows set in Wisconsin:

    Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley (Milwaukee)
    That 70's Show (Racine)
    Perfect Strangers (Appleton)
    Don't forget Step By Step (Port Washington)

    I thought That 70's show was set in Stevens Point aka "Point Place"?

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    I always thought that That 70's Show had a very suburban Milwaukeeish feel to it.

    Picket Fences was set in a fictional place in Wisconsin that, from all indications, co-incided with real-life Chilton, WI and Calumet County.

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    From wikipedia, this is a list of t.v. shows set in Wisconsin:

    List of television shows set in Wisconsin
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    The following television shows are set in the U.S. state of Wisconsin:

    Aliens in America (set in Chippewa Falls)
    American Dreamer (set in Kenosha)
    The George Wendt Show (set in Madison)
    Happy Days (set in suburban Milwaukee)
    Laverne & Shirley (set in Milwaukee)
    Step by Step (set in Port Washington)
    A Whole New Ballgame (set in Milwaukee)

    [edit] Television shows set in fictional cities in Wisconsin
    A Minute With Stan Hooper (set in fictional Waterford Falls)
    That '70s Show (set in fictional Point Place)
    Picket Fences (set in fictional Rome)
    The Young and the Restless (set in fictional Genoa City)
    ChalkZone (set in fictional Plainsville)
    Life with Louie (set in fictional Cedar Knoll)
    Vlad Plasmius from the Nickelodeon show Danny Phantom lives in Green Bay
    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_shows_set_in_Wisconsin"


    And here's the list from Florida:

    The following 57 pages are in this category, out of 57 total. Updates to this list can occasionally be delayed for a few days.

    List of films and television shows set in Miami
    8
    8th & Ocean
    A
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV series)
    Acorralada
    Amor Comprado
    Aquaman (TV program)
    B
    Bajo las Riendas del Amor
    Las Brujas de South Beach
    Burn Notice (TV series)
    C
    CSI: Miami
    Cane (TV series)
    The Crew (TV series)
    D
    The Daily Buzz
    Dame Chocolate
    Dave's World
    Dexter (TV series)
    Las Dos Caras de Ana
    E
    Empty Nest (TV series)
    Eve (TV series)
    E cont.
    The Everglades (TV series)
    F
    Flipper (1964 TV series)
    G
    Gata Salvaje
    The Golden Girls
    The Golden Palace
    Good Morning, Miami
    H
    Head Over Heels (UPN TV series)
    I
    I Dream of Jeannie
    Inocente de Ti
    Invasion (TV series)
    J
    Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer
    K
    Kath & Kim (U.S. TV series)
    M
    Mi Vida Eres Tu
    Miami 7
    Miami Guns
    Miami Ink
    Miami Vice
    N
    Nip/Tuck
    Nurses (TV series)
    O
    Ocean Ave.
    O cont.
    Odd Man Out (TV series)
    Olvidarte Jamas
    One World (TV series)
    P
    The Paper (TV series)
    Pecados Ajenos
    Pointman
    Prisionera
    Q
    ¿Qué Pasa, USA?
    R
    The Real World: Miami
    The Real World: Key West
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    Saints & Sinners (2007 TV series)
    Silk Stalkings
    South Beach (2006 TV series)
    Soñar no Cuesta Nada
    Surfside 6
    T
    Top Chef
    Top Chef (season 3)
    W
    Wiseguy

    I don't know if Flipper has a statue, but he should! Of course, there is one of Walt at WDW.

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    Mt. Airy, NC (aka Mayberry) is home to the Andy Griffith & Opie statues among other things related to the Andy Griffith Show. Mt. Airy was Andy's hometown.
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    What, no genie bottle sculpture in Cocoa Beach, Florida?

    The only TV shows set in upstate NY that I can come up with are Maude and the Dick Van Dyke Show, both set in Westchester County. I can't think of any others. Usually TV shows just make fun of upstate cities like Schenectady and Poughkeepsie.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    What, no genie bottle sculpture in Cocoa Beach, Florida?

    The only TV shows set in upstate NY that I can come up with are Maude and the Dick Van Dyke Show, both set in Westchester County. I can't think of any others. Usually TV shows just make fun of upstate cities like Schenectady and Poughkeepsie.

    Binghamton gets mentioned on Law & Order every now and then.

    I would think that some TV shows had to have taken place in Buffalo.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I would think that some TV shows had to have taken place in Buffalo.
    There was a sit-com about 5-10 years ago with Christina Applegate that took place in Buffalo.

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    I am not aware of any television shows set in Albuquerque or anywhere else in New Mexico. In the last three or so years there have been tons of TV and movies shot here because of Governor Richardson's film initiative, but few of those are actually set here (at least in TV).

    But there is one on the horizon called "Breaking Bad" which promises to make Albuquerque look really good:

    The series, called "Breaking Bad", concerns a High School chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing crystal meth to make ends meet. Starring Bryan Cranston of Malcolm in the Middle.
    Well, it IS a plausible theme here, but not the best PR. If it is successful, maybe one day we could get a giant sculpture of a meth lab!
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    I am not aware of any television shows set in Albuquerque or anywhere else in New Mexico. In the last three or so years there have been tons of TV and movies shot here because of Governor Richardson's film initiative, but few of those are actually set here (at least in TV).

    But there is one on the horizon called "Breaking Bad" which promises to make Albuquerque look really good:



    Well, it IS a plausible theme here, but not the best PR. If it is successful, maybe one day we could get a giant sculpture of a meth lab!
    The New USA Network's "In Plain Sight" is set in Albuquerque.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Binghamton gets mentioned on Law & Order every now and then.

    I would think that some TV shows had to have taken place in Buffalo.
    There was a short lived show on Fox a year or so ago set in Buffalo. I can't remember the name of it but it starred Rob Cordry as a loseer-type who still lived with his parents at age 40 or so.

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet View post
    The New USA Network's "In Plain Sight" is set in Albuquerque.
    Good to know. Having no cable, there is an entire world of tv programming I become aware of only after it has gone to netflix...

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    Toledo

    Toledo, OH, is oft-mentioned in the movies. Usually as a place that somebody "came from". Quite realistic.

    The great classic Marilyn Monroe flick, "Niagara", has a salesman who continually mentions Toledo. The class TV show, "MASH", had a major character from Toledo, Klinger, who continually mentions Toledo, wears a Toledo Mud Hens' cap, and oft-remarks about Tony Packo's, that great and famous Toledo restaurant. (Klinger was played by Jamie Farr, from Toledo.)

    This Bear cannot recall any pop culture statues in the Toledo area. We have our military heroes, a famous doughboy statue in Swanton......no pop. Maybe some day inner-ring suburb Sylvania will erect a Katie Holmes' statue, perhaps honoring the day when she finally slapped her hubbie and left his silly axx.

    Bowling Green State University, just a few miles south, has one of the best popular culture libraries in the world.

    And, some day they WILL erect a statue that honors a certain Cyburbian who has laid claim to developing the world's largest hand-drawn fictional city map.



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    I want to see a life sized statue of Al Waxman erected at the corner of Kensington and Baldwin
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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