"Like, ohmygod, okay? That's totally the Valley!"
The poor, beleaguered San Fernando Valley has been the brunt of jokes for decades. And where would television and films be without one of their favorite touchstones of mocking? Even these days on the soapy SoCal soaked O.C. the characters are obsessed with a nighttime drama all about and named for...you guessed it, The Valley. A generation back finds the painfully hip residents of a cetain Beverly Hills zip code horrified to discover one of their own actually lived way over yonder in a mysterious wildnerness known as Van Nuys. (That was poor, beleaguered Andrea Zuckerman, for those who've forsaken the memory for more worthy trivia.) And fellow Clueless BH teen queen Cher (Alicia Silverstone) attends an infamous "valley" party, only to get her purse-jacked at Circus Liquor, which is at the corner of Vineland and Burbank Blvd in North Hollywood. So many movie and television moments give us pause to laugh, and point: "Hey! That's the Valley!" This LAist (and begrudging Valley resident--can't we say NoHo is "Valley adjacent"?) thought we could mention a few of our favorites.