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Life in the Slow Lane: 10 Memorable TV Small Towns

From Twin Peaks to Mayberry, TIME revisits the fictional villages that defined our favorite TV shows

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hansanderton
hansanderton

Generally speaking authors only need limited "spice" to flavor good storylines. Peyton Place was quite "risque' in it's day.

A more laid back ( no pun intended ) approach might be more interesting to the mass audience.

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RogerGrant
RogerGrant

"It’s not hard to see why so many TV writers decide to set their stories in little towns or villages" Not sure I would buy a house in Springfield though :)

DGS
DGS

With all the glaring errors errors I'm not sure why it's still up.

ShawnLa
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I was born and raised in Springfield Oregon. I always said when I was a kid it was based on our town, as so many of the things in the show were familiar to me.

Razberri92
Razberri92

It's supposed to be the Dragonfly Inn. Not the Firefly Inn. These people have obviously never watch Gilmore Girls. 

rpearlston
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Was Walton's Mountain, VA too small to be included on this list?  The house (it always seemed as the family was about the only one with a radio, so everyone came by) the school, Godsey's store, the baptist church, and the Appalachian Mountains were all points of interest.  And the show was on longer than most of those listed in this article.

AndyMikel
AndyMikel

If any of you is getting bored go to Google and search "gay3ty" and enjoy funny stuff. :)

heliocracy
heliocracy

@AndyMikel Lame site.  A bunch of jokes from popular sitcoms told comic-book style.

VanAnderson
VanAnderson

Um, the Roslyn Cafe mural is still there.

WJK1
WJK1

@VanAnderson Thanks for the correction.  I was told it was painted over.  Glad it's still there.

VanAnderson
VanAnderson

@WJK1 @VanAnderson Ahh, I think it's probably that there was an apostrophe-s added for the show's production. So "Roslyn Cafe" was "Roslyn's Cafe" in Cicely. The mural has been restored to its pre- Northern Exposure state, so that apostrophe-s was, in fact, painted over.

dobe
dobe

It's MendOcino, not MendIcino. Spell-check much?

WJK1
WJK1

@dobe No spell-check this time. It shows, doesn't it?

CarterHooper
CarterHooper

Ummm...Duke University is in Durham, not Raleigh.

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WJK1
WJK1

@CarterHooper  You are, of course, absolutely right. And I should know better: I spent four years of my childhood in Chapel Hill.