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Culture Infographic: One iconic tv show for (almost) every state

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"Gullah Gullah Island", a children's television show from '94-'98 took place on a fictional barrier island off the coast of South Carolina. One episode even had them visiting the mainland and going to Charleston.

The movie and subsequent TV show of "Jumanji" was based in the fictional town of Brantford, New Hampshire. Also, the mostly terrible Cartoon Network show "Assy McGee" was based in a town called Exeter, New Hampshire. Assy McGee was one of the single worst animated shows ever made and followed a tough guy police detective that is just a pair of legs and an ass.

West Virginia had that show "Buckwild" which was a reality show bout a bunch of drunk sexually promiscuous teenagers. It lasted like one season. You might remember reading in the news several years ago that one of the main guys in the show, Shain Gandee, died of accidental CO poisoning after their SUV became stuck in the mud. They kept it running to keep warm at night and the CO came through a broken back window and killed him and 2 other people.
 

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For once Kansas comes out looking good. Arizona on the other hand must have something better than Alice? It was a funny show, but I just want more. Maybe that one about the psychic detective. She was from Phoenix. Then again, maybe not.
 

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They obviously filmed Gomer Pyle USMC in California, but if Gomer was from Mayberry, NC he almost certainly would have been assigned to MCRD Parris Island, SC
 

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I think Florida would be better represented by Miami Vice or Flipper rather than The Golden Girls. :h:
 

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I think Florida would be better represented by Miami Vice or Flipper rather than The Golden Girls. :h:
I don't know, Golden Girls seems to represent parts of Florida fairly well. Miami Vice only represents Miami.

Looking at California, there has to be something better than the Hillbillies. I know it's an iconic show, but how about Chips? Ponch is pure California. Maybe Baywatch?
 

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Looking at California, there has to be something better than the Hillbillies. I know it's an iconic show, but how about Chips? Ponch is pure California. Maybe Baywatch?
There have been more tv shows set in California than any other state. Probably more than all the other states combined. I propose 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
 

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California isn't that homogeneous...

CHiPs, Baywatch are LA/SoCal-centric

Some SF/NorCal alternatives:
The Streets of San Francisco
Full House
Tales of the City
Suddenly Susan
Monk
Silicon Valley


One might even think about Zorro, or Death Valley Days
 
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Looking at California, there has to be something better than the Hillbillies. I know it's an iconic show, but how about Chips? Ponch is pure California. Maybe Baywatch?
There have been more tv shows set in California than any other state. Probably more than all the other states combined. I propose 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
California isn't that homogeneous...

CHiPs, Baywatch are LA/SoCal-centric

Some SF/NorCal alternatives:
The Streets of San Francisco
Full House
Tales of the City
Suddenly Susan
Monk
Silicon Valley


One might even think about Zorro, or Death Valley Days
For DVD=>Arizona alternative:
All the TV episodes set at in Tombstone, AZ,
including the early "Tombstone Terrotory" series

South Carolina (Charleston only):
Army Wives
Southern Charm

Missouri alternatives:
Petticoat Junction
Green Acres

More California:
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David)
Beverly Hills 90210
Three's Company
Sanford & Son
Room 222
Californication
The O.C.
The Brady Bunch
Veronica Mars
Mannix
Barnaby Jones
The Love Boat
Ozzie and Harriet

Massachusetts alternatives:
Boston Legal
Ally McBeal
The Practice
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
Dawson's Creek
St. Elsewhere

Illinois alternatives (in Chicago)
The (original) Bob Newhart Show
Chicago Hope
E.R.
Early Edition

Ohio alternatives:
Third Rock From The Sun (Fictional Ohio suburban town)
Family Ties (Michael J. Fox)

Colorado alternative:
Dynasty (Denver)

Only half of I Love Lucy's were in New York! In latest seasons they were all in Westport, CT.

Iconic Manhattan alternatives:
Seinfeld
The Odd Couple
Friends
30 Rock
Sex and The City
Kojak
Barney Miller
The Jeffersons
Good Times

Queens Borough, NYC:
All In The Family

Brooklyn Borough, NYC:
The Honeymooners

Westchester County, NY:
Maude

Where was Amos 'n' Andy supposed to be?

How about Leave it to Beaver?
 
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