Yuppie folk from other cities such as Barrington, Jamestown, and East Greenwich fear spending any real time in the city, and couldnt imagine sending their child to tolman high school or shea high school, among the state's worst high schools.
The parents of rich kids will speed to get out of the city while locking their doors and pulling up their windows, taking cover in Attleboro, Ma or Cumberland. Once these rich kids are home in their half million dollar houses they will download the latest hip hop/r&b Eminem or Snoop and pretend they live in Pawtucket without the fear of being beaten by a bat.
There is no real nice sections of Pawtucket, just more worse than others. The city is too small to be any real distance away from Prospect Heights or Galego Courts. The abandoned mill factories are slowly being transformed into pricy loft apartments where there is hope of brining artists into the city... an alternative to providence.
The writer/producer of Family Guy, being graduates of RISD, focuses the show out of Rhode Island, specifically Providence and Pawtucket (hence the 'toy factory' Peter works at and 'pawtucket pat', the characters' favorite brew.
Mom: Sure, but on our way through the city make sure you dont look at anyone the wrong way and keep your doors locked."
Child: Why is that?
Mom: Its Pawtucket, hunnie.
Some Quick Facts:
-Borders Providence, Nort Providence, East Providence, Central Falls, Seekonk Ma, and South Attleboro Ma.
-Only 8.6 square miles in size. City isn't big enough to drive through anymore than 10 minutes before crossing into another city (or state).
-Home of the first textile mill of the Industrial Revolution. (Slater Mill)
-Pawtucket Redsox- Boston's AAA affiliate.
-Home of Hasbro Headquarters, where GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head were created
Child: Mommy, can we stop for a picture with Mr. Potato Head?
Mom: Baby, this is Pawtucket. *Locks Doors*
Tolman Student A: Ms, can i go down to the nursery and check on my baby?
Tolman Teacher: *interrupts Student A* Everyone to homeroom! The police department will be searching your lockers at this time.
Tolman Student B: Shitz wack.
Like the city's 2 high schools, most of the population is ghetto or white trash. Known as "the bucket. There are, however, at least a couple nicer neighborhoods such as country side, darlington, and quality hill. City has produced several above average baseball and basketball players in the recent years. Home of Pawtucket Red Sox and Hasbro Toy Company (GI Joe and Mr. Potatoe Head were invented) and Slater Mill, founded in 1671. See east greenwich or Barrington if you think you're too good.
B. You go to the ball games a lot?
Local: Look somewhea else
2) (verb) to get sent down to the minors. It refers to the Pawtucket Red Sox, the AAA affiliate of the team in Boston.