I’m from Northeast Ohio, so I suppose the show would have contained lots of instances of the word “ope” (as in “Ope! Sorry I bumped you!”), references to the jingle “Have fun for your money and saaaaaave…at Marc’s!”, and calling outdoor BBQs “cookouts”.
What regional inside jokes would the show have included if it originally started in your neck of the woods?
I am from everywhere and nowhere. Rootless and without local idioms.
I’m in California now but not even that part that has distinguishing stuff. If I was from LA I could say they’d have a bunch of jokes about In-n-Out burgers, or Angelyne. But no, here I am in Silicon Valley. I guess all tech bro stuff
If we’re talking about where I’m originally from–St. Louis, it’d be a bunch of references to Lion’s Choice, provel, t-ravs (toasted ravioli), “Where’d you go to high school?”, Vess soda, St. Paul’s sandwiches, hoosiers (not the Indiana kind–IYKYK), etc.
DC would likely be references to mumbo/mambo sauce, jumbo slices, Old Bay, etc.
As far as Vancouver itself goes… a few references to old shops and jabs at a few local places but honestly I just can’t see something like MST3K coming out from here.
Now Seattle… that’s easy. Watch any random episode of Almost Live after John Keister took over. The jabs they already took at Washington communities and demographics of their viewers would overlay onto MSTie easily.
State Farm, the local McDonalds owners commercials “JULES!”. The classic menards commercials, the Mitsubishi motors factory, lots of Stevenson family references (Adlai, Lewis and Edgar Stevenson Jr) and David Davis