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Malarkey County is fictional county used as the setting for Nip & Tuck. Which state it is in has never been specified, but the presence of fire ants and the local accents implies a location somwhere in the South. Another clue is Tagger's encounter with high tide, an oceanic phenomenon not normally found in fresh-water lakes (although his Pa might have been ribbing him, or they might have been on vacation).
Like many counties, Malarkey County has far more features than outsiders expect. These include an airport, out of which Kerry Skydancer operates. Others are a volunteer fire department, "th' Bud Ugly Campsite", a county track team, and the Old Folks' Nudest Home (which traumatized Solidus Raccoon, who had to install cable to each room). Other popular businesses are a local ice cream parlor (which serves the Malarkey County Slugger), a soda stand (which serves "Mad-Dog Smoothies"), and Schlepp's Speedy Mart. The local radio station is WSOU.
The women of Malarkey County have some predictable habits. One is that when an eligible bachelor is discovered, the unwedded women "woo" him with their cooking. Another is that when a wedding is impending, they react with ear-splitting squeals.
In addition to various swimming, fishing, and crawdad "holes", there's also Snowbird Beach where many of the local lovelies go to relax in the water and their swimsuits.
In any event, a map has still not been created to indicate the exact whereabouts of all of the above of the places mentioned.
- First mentioned by name Nip & Tuck #31.
- First mention of fire department Nip & Tuck #32.
- First mention of fire ants Nip & Tuck #67.
- First mention of "th' Bud Ugly Campsite" Nip & Tuck #72.
- First mention of the ice cream parlor Nip & Tuck #77.
- First mention of track team Nip & Tuck #328.
- How the local women react to an impending wedding Nip & Tuck #411.
- First mention of crop dusting Nip & Tuck #437.
- First mention of the old folks home Nip & Tuck #448.
- First appearance of the soda stand Nip & Tuck #592.