Quick, without searching the internet, list as many movies/TV shows that mention Terre Haute, Indiana. How many did you come up with? 1, 2, 3 or more? It may be that Terre Haute is more well known than everyone thinks.
What comes to mind when you think of Terre Haute? Is it the many colleges occupy this town? Is it the infamous smell from a long gone paper plant, or maybe something else? While watching the second season of Ozark on Netflix this weekend, I was surprised to hear that the main character went to Indiana State University. Terre Haute is named dropped in Ozark, Parks and Recreation, A Christmas Story and Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid just to name a few. If some of those references are a little old for you, Terre Haute has also been mentioned in Mad Men, Shameless, and Will Ferrell himself even shot some Old Milwaukee commercials in Terre Haute. I’ve included the links from YouTube for the Will Ferrell commercials.
My point is, Terre Haute is not just a town 70+ miles from Indianapolis, sure its that, but it’s also something much much more. It’s a way a life, a home. If you’re interested in learning more about Terre Haute in media, or want to see a video of Steve Martin in TH, check out YouTube. Be sure to check out this link below from YouTube and Will Ferrell:
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