Same old same old. Nothing to see here move along. Also when did Pleasant Ville become a COD map?
That's the idea of that map, it's called Nuketown (I think) and it's modeled after the "fake" towns that the military would set up when testing nuclear bombs to see what kind of effect it would have on your typical small US town.
The "civies" are mannequins. Think Indiana Jones 4.
In the Gamespot video the devs said it's supposed to have a tongue-in-cheek feel, so don't get your panties in a bundle if it seems a little out of place or unrealistic!
I really don't understand why they feel the need to keep putting in this overwrought guitar riff/flashy top 1/3 of the screen obscuring vulgar graphic event balls. Especially when there's one for every single action, apparently.