Reminder that the Doctor did 9/11.
Guess what, it's fucking ours now, Egypt!
"This world is ours. We have ruled it since the wheel and the fire. We have no need of weapons."
"Oh yeah? *gunshots* Welcome to America."
Traditional American greeting.

America is the current GREATEST COUNTRY ON PLANET EARTH, having inherited the title from Britain during World War 2, after the latter played host to Victory of the Daleks. All the shit best episodes of Doctor Who are set in America, episodes like A Town Called Mercy, the TV Movie, and Evolution of the Daleks. The best part of America is all the freedoms, the worst part is all them damned foreigners and texans.

Stories set in America, ranked by their American Qualities

  1. The Impossible Astronaut / The Day of the Moon: A two-parter concerned with the Doctor being shot to death senselessly, then getting tangled up in a political scandal, trespassing in the oval office, taking part in the faking of the moon landing, and being detained without trial in Area 51, and that's all before America spearheads the revolution against an oppressive occupation of British aliens.
  2. Hell Bent: Twelvey tells Clala Oswald how he rescued Clala Oswald in a Nevada diner. A lot of people thought this episode cheapened Assault of the Benefactors, but I liked that episode less than most people did, so I really liked this finale. Nothing is more American than forcing my opinion on other people, so this is going to sit right here in the number 2 spot.
  3. Miracle Day: Americans failing to believe in scientific evidence, Americans having a total breakdown due to a for-profit healthcare system, the Obama setting up death panels because of gay marriage, it's all very true to the American zeitgeist. The only deaf note in the whole thing is Americans letting a child molester walk the streets openly and take part in televised media in any regard, which is more of a British thing.
  4. A Town Called Mercy: Qualifies just on the basis of the line "Everyone who isn't an American, drop your gun."
  5. The Chase / Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks: So bad that it doesn't count as canon, but it did canonically take place in New York City and feature a well-known NYC building, so there's that.
  6. Dalek: A rogue billionaire, certain that his SuperPAC will allow him to decide the then-upcoming presidential election, tries to make a deal with an alien from some sci-fi show he's never seen. On the upside, Robert Shearman demonstrates more knowledge of the US than RTD ever will, being able to name numerous cities in the United States, and even identify which letters they start with.
  7. The TV Movie: A hospital that caters only to the super-rich, that leads to the Doctor's death by medical malpractice, made possible only due to ethnic gang violence in an urban community.
  8. The Gunfighters: Cowboys! I've never seen it, and pretty much the only reason you would have seen it was if you were watching the BBC Twitch stream when everyone was spamming "Last Chance Saloon" lyrics.


The United States of America is actually a bunch of separate states. And not just like Wales and Northern Isle of Man, there's hundreds of them. Every American is required to learn all their names and capitols to pass 4th grade, and to forget them to pass 5th grade. There's Sacramento, California; New York City, New York; Kansas City, Missouri; Missouri City, Kansas; Ville de Canadia, Canadia; Vienna, Australia…

But don't worry, the Doctor only ever visits the three main cultural centers of America: San Francisco, California, Middle of Fucking Nowhere, Utah, and Middle of Fucking Nowhere, Nevada, so those are the only three you have to remember. He used to go to New York a lot too, but he accidentally created a fixed point in time so he can never see Morton C. Dill again.

If you really want to know, the other wiki has a whole page on each state. For many years, the edit histories for these pages were the funniest thing on the internet, as they were a place for fans to argue that Baltimore is canonically in California because of that one prop error on Peri's passport, or to edit-war over whether St. Louis is necessarily in Missouri just because the Route 66 song is established as canon by that one Short Trips story. Sadly, the admins eventually came up with a sentence that says "Though it's possible that a real world location doesn't exist in the same geographic space in the Doctor Who universe, such cases are few and far between", so there's no longer a reason to go to their wiki anymore.

Maps of America

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