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Movin’ On Up…

June 8, 2007 by  

Here’s a fun little game to keep you entertained (and away from work) on this Friday afternoon.  Tell me this…

If you could pick up and move to one TV town and live among the people that lived there, where would you choose to move to?

Now before you answer, think about it.  You can pick any show past or present. And just because it’s your favorite show, when all things are considered it might not be the coolest place to live.  If you’ve got that fighting spirit maybe you want to end up in Sunnydale, CA and if you’re the type to live a boring and bland existence, then maybe Scranton, PA is right for you. Or is it your dreams of dreams to live in 90210, Laguna Beach or the OC? But then again wouldn’t it be fun to move to NYC and live alongside the Cosby kids?

If you’ve seen “Pleasantville” then you know living with and among your favorite fictional characters in their world might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Tell us…

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65 Responses to “Movin’ On Up…”

  1. Mannie on June 8th, 2007 3:20 pm

    I think I’d live in Neptune, CA. There’s always some touble for me to get into there. I think I’d try to get a job at the Neptune Grand as the Hellevator operator because I’d always be the first to know everything!!!

  2. El Vee on June 8th, 2007 3:26 pm

    I would totally live in Stuckeyville!!!

  3. Jen on June 8th, 2007 3:30 pm

    Capeside, Ma. It wouldn’t be that far down the road from my house, and I would love to live “down the creek” from Dawson Leary.

    Or! Scranton and I’d intern at Dunder-Mifflin. hehehe

  4. Beckylooo on June 8th, 2007 3:39 pm

    Twin Peaks.

    Damn fine coffee. And HOT!

  5. Post-it Thief on June 8th, 2007 3:42 pm

    Stars Hollow for me. Quaint, small, pretty, and Luke. 4 very good reasons right there. Plus, Lane and I would be bff’s while Rory was away with Obama.

  6. aaron on June 8th, 2007 4:07 pm

    How about the fantasy version of New York from Friends, where everything is clean and bright and where I could work in a coffee shop and still be able to have a fabulous, spacious apartment?

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  8. Tara on June 8th, 2007 4:20 pm

    I would LOVE to live in NYC with Felicity, Ben, Noel, Julie and Elena. That would be the BEST! (I heart Ben Covington).

    Second best would be in the fictional world of Scrubs. I also heart J.D……

  9. Steve on June 8th, 2007 4:28 pm

    Clearly the L.A. suburbs of Arrested Development. I would buy a Bluth home no matter the problems with its structural foundation.

  10. Beckylooo on June 8th, 2007 4:53 pm

    Actually, Steve, AD was set in the OC (Don’t call it that). But I concur, structural flaws or no, the Bluth’s is a world I’d like to inhabit, if for no other reason than I’d have a safe place to practice my chicken dance.

  11. Rayne on June 8th, 2007 4:53 pm

    I’d like to join the accounting staff at Dunder Mifflin please. Anyone know if they are hiring?

  12. jenintx on June 8th, 2007 4:57 pm

    Hmm, there really are alot of shows set in NY and Cali, now that I think of it. Great places, I’m sure, but not my style. And Stars Hollow would probably be awesome, except I’m a native Texas, and we’re by birth terrified of snow and ice…gees, this is hard. I think I would go with the Seattle of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’…just as pretty, and rain’s half as much! Oddly enough the fictional place I would like to work is in NY, when I was in high school I was desperate to work in a place like WNYX from ‘News Radio’

  13. Jenintx on June 8th, 2007 4:59 pm

    I meant I’m a native Texan, not Texas, der. We ain’t much for book learn down heeeerre.*slaps forehead*

  14. Mannie on June 8th, 2007 5:11 pm

    Jenintx – I totally read your first comment as “native Texan” so I guess us Tennesseeans ain’t much for book learn either!

  15. emily on June 8th, 2007 5:15 pm

    i LOVE the office.
    best show created in my opinion.

    i would love to work at dunder mifflin.
    i mean.. its not my dream job.
    but the people there crack me up.
    thats all i would really get out of that job i guess.
    since its a paper company……..

    i guess in my heart it would be nyc or cali…
    but tv-show-wise… i chose scranton.

  16. Cynthia on June 8th, 2007 5:45 pm

    Scranton! It may not be the funnest and most exciting place to live, but I can always go paintballing with Dwight (which is easily worth like 2 grand) so that makes up for it. Not much is more exciting than that!

  17. Omeletville on June 8th, 2007 5:47 pm

    Definitely Stars Hollow. It hurts my heart that it’s not a real place.

  18. mickey c. on June 8th, 2007 5:50 pm

    Stuckeyville, hands down.

  19. tessahessa on June 8th, 2007 5:54 pm

    I am native of Scranton, PA, but had to move away because I couldn’t find a job in my field. If I could find a job, I would be back home in an instant.

    Not to correct you, GMMR, but Scranton is actually a pretty happenin’ place, as long as you know where to go (and with whom). In both the fantasy Scranton (where there is a Chili’s) and the real world (where you have to go to Wilkes-Barre to get your babyback ribs), I choose Scranton.

  20. Jennie on June 8th, 2007 5:59 pm

    As much as I LOVE the Office, I would never move to Scranton, no, I am a Stars Hollow girl at heart.

    Can we pick a house too because Lorelai’s house (post renovation) is so amazingly gorgeous and the landscaping is just beautiful. I would like to work in the kitchen at the Dragonfly, or possibly be a manager at one of the shops downtown.

    I would be so incredibly happy if a place like that existed and would be in debt up to my eyes for the rest of my life if I could move there.

  21. Rayne on June 8th, 2007 5:59 pm

    Ok… if Dunder Mifflin isn’t hiring any new accounting staff, I suppose I wouldn’t mind travelling through time and space on the TARDIS with Doctor Who.

  22. kt on June 8th, 2007 6:03 pm

    Definitely My Boys. It is pretty much my life here in Chicago with a few more men and a few more hi-jinks, and I wouldn’t mind more of either. Plus, having a friend that could get me onto the field at Wrigley would be awesome.

  23. Penny Lane on June 8th, 2007 6:07 pm

    El Vee, I’m with you. Definitely Stuckeyville.

  24. Justin on June 8th, 2007 6:26 pm

    Bedrock. What could be better than having a pet dinosaur, or an elephant as a shower?

  25. Becky on June 8th, 2007 6:43 pm

    While it would be nice to live in NY, CA, Scranton, etc, I’ve thought long and hard (that’s what she said, haha) about what fictional town I would like to live in.

    Hands down, I would live in Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow. Town meetings? Pointless Civil War “Re-enactments”? Taylor? Babette & Maury? Gypsy? Andrew? Miss Patty? KIRK!! That town has so many things going on, there’s never a dull moment. If I lived in Scranton (or even NY or CA), I might still find myself getting bored. But there are frivolous events happening every night in Stars Hollow. How could you be bored in a town with Kirk?

  26. Tonya on June 8th, 2007 6:58 pm

    It’s a tie between Stars Hollow and Tree Hill, NC. They’re both beautiful – and at least the One Tree Hill set is actually in North Carolina.

  27. Carly F on June 8th, 2007 8:31 pm

    I’d have to go with Stars Hollow or the ship Serenity (I totally want to be part of either group!)

  28. Jonathan on June 8th, 2007 9:34 pm

    Stuckyville. No question. It’s somewhere in Ohio so I could still follow my Buckeyes. Plus wacky locals. Who doesn’t love wacky locals?

  29. CrazyGringa on June 8th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Scranton (what?) The Electric City!

    Definately, definately Scranton! It’s near NY and Philadelphia so if I get bored I could go there. Wherever I work, I would make sure to be in charge of ordering the paper products. I would order a weeks supply of paper products at a time so I can talk to my favorite paper salesman on a weekly basis without it beeing too obvious to my hubby. If I could meet with a certain lanky paper salesman on a weekly basis, it would definately make it worth leaving Phoenix.

  30. Sus on June 8th, 2007 11:55 pm

    Oh my gosh. I don’t think I can choose. Here’s my top ones in no particular order…

    NY (Felicity)…because that’s where all the publishing is (and that’s what I want to do when I grow up in 50 years)

    Stars Hollow…because it’s Stars Hollow

    LA (Alias)…I might not be a good spy but at least I could celebrity-watch.

    Arcadia (Joan of Arcadia)…I would SO be friends with Grace! 🙂

    My all-time ultimate real-life goal is to live in London…and there are a gazillion shows set there so take your pick. 😉

  31. Damian on June 9th, 2007 12:57 am

    I would move to Seattle, not because of Seattle Grace Hospital (although according to them, everyone is either McSexy or McHott) but because I would want to here on my way home everyday from work…..”Hello Seattle, I’m listening”. I would also want to live in NYC with Elaine so that she could make me a bowl of Mulligatawny or Lobster bisque.

  32. Charlotte Sinatra on June 9th, 2007 1:06 am

    Everwood! The title says it all.

  33. Karen on June 9th, 2007 6:24 am

    My first choice would be BOSTON!!!! Home of Sam, Norm , Cliff, Carla and my fav. blogger! I miss beantown. My 2nd choice would be Llanview , PA – but I digress… since you don’t “do” Daytime TV!!! HA HA HA HA

  34. Sascha on June 9th, 2007 8:14 am

    I agree with El Vee : Stuckeyville. I love the Show Ed and Stuckeyville was awesome.

  35. Angela on June 9th, 2007 9:34 am

    I would love to live in Scranton and work at Dunder Mifflin. I think it would be so much fun to work with Jim, Pam, Michael, and Dwight. Another choice would be NYC. Great topic GMMR!

  36. Mel on June 9th, 2007 10:01 am

    Stars Hollow, most definitely. Great weather, good diner food, crazy fun people- what more could a girl ask for?

  37. Sara on June 9th, 2007 11:42 am

    Battlestar Galatica anyone?

  38. Lauren on June 9th, 2007 12:00 pm

    Um, I can’t believe so many people are writing Stuckeyville!!! I used to LOVE that show!!!!!! Haha, GMMR and it fans just instantly got ten times cooler in my eyes…lol.

    And to answer the question, if I could live and work near the real Jim Halpert then boring Scranton PA would work out JUST FINE for me! 🙂

  39. Kim on June 9th, 2007 1:13 pm

    Most definitely Stars Hollow; it’s quaint with numerous quirky characters. Also, who wouldn’t want to take part in the oh so famous town meetings??

  40. Kim S on June 9th, 2007 1:34 pm

    My first choice would of course be Scranton, but only if I got to work at Dunder Mifflin and maybe date Jim. Essentially I want to be Pam. But I guess if I couldn’t have that I would opt for the Satellite of Love so I could watch crappy movies and talk with robots.

  41. Scooter McGavin on June 9th, 2007 2:48 pm

    This is pretty easy, Stuckyville, the only place where you can bowl and get legal consulting at the same time.

  42. Janet on June 9th, 2007 2:55 pm

    My first choice would be Capeside…Come on..Pacey? Neighbor? It’s what dreams are made of.
    I would have chosen Scranton, but then I would have to break up Jim and Pam and I just wouldn’t want to do that to her…

  43. Lynn on June 9th, 2007 3:05 pm

    Everwood – the views would be amazing, not to mention lots of cool people to hang out with.

  44. Juli on June 9th, 2007 5:34 pm

    Dillon, Texas…how much fun would that be? As much as I would love to be in Scranton, Texas would be a complete change of scenery for me…and I just love the accents 🙂

  45. mickey on June 9th, 2007 11:05 pm

    I forgot, my second choice:


    (The Simpsons).

  46. Geri on June 10th, 2007 7:43 am

    Capeside! As long as I don´t have to communicate with Dawson and his friends…it´s just sooo beautiful!

    Also: Stars Hollow.

    Another alternative: The “Picket Fences”-town, whatever town that was.

  47. Lisa (aka lmr722) on June 10th, 2007 9:43 am

    Tough choice here. I live close enough to “Cheers” town so that’s sort of covered. My manicurist moved to Scranton because she fell in love with it, even though she’d never seen
    The Office. I’m sending a lot of love out to the Stuckeyville voters as that was a favorite of mine. And Stars Hollow? It’s too soon for me to talk about it, still verklempt.

    I guess I’m going to go with the version of New York from Sex and the City , where fabulous clothes and accessories are within everyone’s financial reach and there’s always a trendy bar or restaurant opening to where them to.

  48. Marin on June 10th, 2007 1:33 pm

    Stars Hollow hands down! The chance to drink gallons of coffee at Luke’s with Lorelei – wow!!!

  49. Mandi on June 10th, 2007 2:44 pm

    I’m not ashamed to admit that I would choose….

    Colorado Springs.

    I would be fighting that Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman for her man Sully.

    If he was a real man, I would gladly give up my air conditioning, internet and cable to live in floor-length dresses, go in outhouses and walk on muddy streets.

    Yep, Colorado Springs it is.

  50. TheNextKristin on June 10th, 2007 3:21 pm

    I’ve got a couple of finalists:
    Whoever said Serenity – I will most definitely join you! I wonder if it’s possible to out-snark Jayne.
    My first choice of the “Friends” version of NYC has already been mentioned…
    but no one has yet said the Boston of “Two Guys A Girl and a Pizza Place” – the land of good pizza and Ryan Reynolds.

  51. Joan on June 10th, 2007 4:52 pm

    Mount Pilot, since that is where all the action really happened on The Andy Griffith Show, and it still sounds like a nice place to live. Mayberry is a little too small town.

    Or Pine Valley, PA

  52. Joan on June 10th, 2007 4:53 pm

    Mount Pilot, since that is where all the action really happened on The Andy Griffith Show, and it still sounds like a nice place to live.

  53. Jill on June 10th, 2007 5:55 pm

    I’ve always been a huge Growing Pains fan, and am patiently waiting for them to release the rest of the seasons on DVD. I believe the Seavers lived on Long Island, NY.

    I choose to live there during the time that Carol was dating Brad Pitt (he was the new kid who wanted to be popular). Only, I’ll be the most popular and I’ll date Brad.

    Then I’ll date the pre religious Mike Seaver and Luke (Leonardo DiCaprio).

  54. carly on June 10th, 2007 9:16 pm

    Stars Hollow- I love how everyone is always out walking around and they have all those crazy town events all the time.

    Dillon- for the hot guys tbqh =] also it seems a little extreme that everyone is *so* obsessed with football yet it’s kind of cool that they are all unified by that.

  55. john darc on June 10th, 2007 9:48 pm

    neptune, as long as I am never a victim of murder.

    and I get to meet VM.

  56. Jo on June 10th, 2007 9:54 pm

    Lol. I feel like I live in Dillon now. Well, I take that back. I’d have to drive about 20 minutes out of town, then I’d pass through several Dillons.

    I have to go with Stars Hollow. That little town is always up to something worth seeing.

  57. Joslyn on June 11th, 2007 12:22 pm

    Well, I do live in NYC, but agree that the Felicity version would be pretty enjoyable, especially if I could date Noel and have Javier as my best gay. Wait, even better – I want Karen’s job from Will & Grace. She does nothing and drinks all day at work. Sign me up!
    I thought about Stars Hollow, because at least then I’d be close to my parents, but I don’t think I could handle all the people up in my business.

  58. dada95835 on June 11th, 2007 12:50 pm

    New York. I’d be the 7th friend.

  59. Brad on June 11th, 2007 12:58 pm

    Maybe I missed it, but did anyone mention Cicely, Alaska? I’m a radio guy and being a dj on KBHR would be incredible. Talk about the freedom! All you’d have to deal with is a pompous, retired astronaut for a boss, not the FCC.

    Either that or Everwood, kind of a toss-up.

  60. Jim on June 11th, 2007 1:11 pm

    If I could live anywhere in TV land it would have to be in Washington D.C. following around Maxwell Smart… not like he’d be able to figure it out anyways.

  61. E on June 11th, 2007 1:35 pm

    Hands down Smallville. Always something going on there and the odds that you would have a special ability due to being infected by a meteor.

  62. theEvilAngel on June 11th, 2007 2:26 pm

    I’m sure everyone will say this, but… Stars Hollow of course!!

  63. tiff on June 11th, 2007 3:21 pm

    Dillon, TX or Stars Hollow, CT!

  64. Jenintx on June 11th, 2007 4:47 pm

    Jo, I feel you. I live in Austin, so I’m surrounded by a bunch of little Dillions 🙂

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