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Old 04-05-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I don't think the show is trying to depic hoosiers as a certain type. It is a comedy. Just think if of many other shows of the past. Were all people from Queens NY like Archie Bunker? Don't be bothered by this show, just enjoy its humor.
But at least the Bunkers SOUNDED like they lived in Queens!
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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I think some of you are over analyzing this whole show. I just like the characters...and sure it always works out...which lets you know that it is just television. I love Brick (brick) and hope the show stays around for a while.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I think some of you are over analyzing this whole show. I just like the characters...and sure it always works out...which lets you know that it is just television. I love Brick (brick) and hope the show stays around for a while.
I agree with you 100%! As a transplant from New England, I think the show is funny and most definitely depicts lower middle class Indiana and the quirky ways of Hoosiers. BTW, I think the they are supposed to live in a town near Terre Haute, and I'm not sure if the people that live in Terre Haute have the much desired (by previous posters) southern accent (I have only been there once). I think it was premeditated to not have southern accents because the show is supposed to depict the Midwest - of which most people don't have a southern accent.

Everyone should just enjoy the show for what it is, and be proud that it takes place in Indiana! Also, to those who said they like Parks & Recreation better, are you kidding? That show depicts so called professional people as a bunch of buffoons!
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: 46201
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Also, to those who said they like Parks & Recreation better, are you kidding? That show depicts so called professional people as a bunch of buffoons!
The funny thing about that show is that I know a girl that worked at the Lafayette Parks department when the producers were shadowing them, and a couple of the characters are spot on with some of the real life folks in the Lafayette Parks dept.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Hither and thither
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Parks & Recreation is terrific. Ron Swanson is about as Hoosier as it gets.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Parks & Recreation is terrific. Ron Swanson is about as Hoosier as it gets.
P & R is growing on me.
I think "the Middle" is just OK. I've also heard that it's supposed to be set near Terre Haute, but my sense is that it's set in Greencastle, even though it's clearly filmed in S. Calif. There's a large quarry near G-castle, so that might make sense.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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as someone who has grown up and currently lives in indiana i think the show is accurate for a small town in southern indiana! and im from a small town in southern indiana!! it does not make fun of the people at all... honestly... we make fun of ourselves!
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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If it takes place in southern indiana, then why is the only character with a kentuckiana accent, the white trash neighbor?
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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If it takes place in southern indiana, then why is the only character with a kentuckiana accent, the white trash neighbor?
It does take place in southern Indiana. Frankie has mentioned it in her narration before, though it's never specified exactly how far south. For the record, Parks & Recreation takes place in southern Indiana, too, but no one with the stereotypes you mentioned exists in that show either.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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I just started watching the show because of this thread. I really like it. If it is making fun of Hoosiers, its in the same way the show Newhart poked fun at New Englanders.
The Hecks really remind of my old next door neighbors and there was also a Glossner like family that lived down the street! lol.

For me, the show has really brought back memories of 'Hoosierness'
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