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30th Nov '17 11:33:25 AM tyrekecorrea
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had their own hotline, but one episode had the Mayor sending a flashing heart signal into the sky. There was even a catchy song about it, "Signal in the Sky" by Apples in Stereo. It's TheArtifact: They had it in the original short, before the hotline was invented.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had their own hotline, but in one episode had episode, the Mayor sending sent a flashing heart signal into the sky. [[note]] The girls were trying to spend quality time with a new girl of their age, and weren't home to pick up the phone. [[/note]] There was even a catchy song about it, "Signal in the Sky" by Apples in Stereo. It's TheArtifact: They had it in the original short, before the hotline was invented.
26th Nov '17 6:33:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* Fred tries to get the rest of his friends to use one in the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6TheSeries''. Not only are they unimpressed, but he misspelled "HELP" as "HALP".
7th Nov '17 3:26:00 PM Actua11y
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** Incidentally, Robin does get his coveted "Robin Signal" late in the film deployed by [[TheVamp Poison Ivy]] to lure him into [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor a deadly trap]]. [[spoiler: [[BatmanGambit Which is just]] what [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Batman had in mind]].]]

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** Incidentally, Robin does get his coveted "Robin Signal" late in the film deployed by [[TheVamp Poison Ivy]] to lure him into [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor a deadly trap]]. [[spoiler: [[BatmanGambit [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit Which is just]] what [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Batman had in mind]].]]



** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Commissioner Gordon mentions that turning it on is more a reminder to Gotham, even if Batman himself does not show up to answer it "I like reminding everybody that he's out there." [[spoiler: As part of the police officially disowning Batman and hunting him down they symbolically smash the signal.]] In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler: the first sign that Batman wasn't killed ferrying the nuke to safe territory was Gordon finding the signal repaired]].

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** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Commissioner Gordon mentions that turning it on is more a reminder to Gotham, even if Batman himself does not show up to answer it "I like reminding everybody that he's out there." [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As part of the police officially disowning Batman and hunting him down they symbolically smash the signal.]] In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the first sign that Batman wasn't killed ferrying the nuke to safe territory was Gordon finding the signal repaired]].



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': [[spoiler: Spider-Man is given his own Spider Signal as a part of his new equipment from Tony Stark.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': [[spoiler: Spider-Man [[spoiler:Spider-Man is given his own Spider Signal as a part of his new equipment from Tony Stark.]]



--> '''Creator/GaryBusey''': *pointing to his own chair* Why, it's Gary Busey! Somebody must have turned on the Bat[[spoiler: [[AxCrazy shit]]]] Signal!

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--> '''Creator/GaryBusey''': *pointing to his own chair* Why, it's Gary Busey! Somebody must have turned on the Bat[[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Bat[[spoiler:[[AxCrazy shit]]]] Signal!
2nd Nov '17 9:12:00 PM PaulA
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* Sci-fi pulp hero Captain Future was summoned from his secret Moon base by a magnesium flare fired from the North Pole.

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* Sci-fi pulp hero Captain Future Literature/CaptainFuture was summoned from his secret Moon base by a magnesium flare fired from the North Pole.
27th Jul '17 5:27:28 AM GrammarNavi
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** For a crossover with JesuOtaku, he used the JO signal. The first night there are no clouds, so nobody can see it. The second night it works, but [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] thinks it's summoning him. [[RuleOfThree The third night]] it works fine, but JO doesn't answer. So he has to call her on the phone.

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** For a crossover with JesuOtaku, Webvideo/JesuOtaku, he used the JO signal. The first night there are no clouds, so nobody can see it. The second night it works, but [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] thinks it's summoning him. [[RuleOfThree The third night]] it works fine, but JO doesn't answer. So he has to call her on the phone.
9th Jul '17 11:01:29 AM nombretomado
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* British armies in the latter part of WW2 used a night-attack technique nicknamed "[[UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery Montgomery]]'s Moonlight". If weather conditions were right, with low cloud cover, every available searchlight would be moved to just behind the attacking troops and shone upwards onto the low cloud above enemy positions. Light reflecting downwards acted like intense moonlight illuminating enemy positions -- while not silhouetting or exposing the attacking force. This was successful enough to be taken up by American and even Russian forces.[[note]]Marshal Zhukov attempted to use this during his last assault on Berlin, but his searchlight troops, many of whom had been moved forward from Russian cities now free of Luftwaffe raids, had not been adequately trained and did not understand what they were to be used for. Far from illuminating German defenses, they not only blinded attacking Red Army troops but exposed them to very accurate German fire.[[/note]]

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* British armies in the latter part of WW2 [=WW2=] used a night-attack technique nicknamed "[[UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery Montgomery]]'s Moonlight". If weather conditions were right, with low cloud cover, every available searchlight would be moved to just behind the attacking troops and shone upwards onto the low cloud above enemy positions. Light reflecting downwards acted like intense moonlight illuminating enemy positions -- while not silhouetting or exposing the attacking force. This was successful enough to be taken up by American and even Russian forces.[[note]]Marshal Zhukov attempted to use this during his last assault on Berlin, but his searchlight troops, many of whom had been moved forward from Russian cities now free of Luftwaffe raids, had not been adequately trained and did not understand what they were to be used for. Far from illuminating German defenses, they not only blinded attacking Red Army troops but exposed them to very accurate German fire.[[/note]]
15th Jun '17 10:11:45 PM Sharlee
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* Some cities lit up memorial BatSignal displays to commemorate the death of Creator/AdamWest in June 2017.
29th May '17 10:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' was about Becky "WordGirl" Botsford's younger adoptive brother TJ thinking that he is a baseball-themed superhero and starts to gain more popularity than his sister. At one point he wants people to use a "Bat Signal" to summon him (in his case, it's a baseball bat), and Becky/[=WordGirl=] responds by making a reference to Batman.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' was about Becky "WordGirl" "[=WordGirl=]" Botsford's younger adoptive brother TJ thinking that he is a baseball-themed superhero and starts to gain more popularity than his sister. At one point he wants people to use a "Bat Signal" to summon him (in his case, it's a baseball bat), and Becky/[=WordGirl=] responds by making a reference to Batman.
3rd Mar '17 2:11:21 AM LinTaylor
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** At another point, they're watching clouds go by and a dog symbol appears. Brian leaps up and runs to go take care of it, presumably.

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** At In another point, they're watching clouds go episode, the Griffins are at the park cloud-watching. They see the actual Bat-Signal, followed by and a dog symbol appears. signal with a silhouette of a dog; when Brian sees it, he leaps up and runs to go take care of it, presumably.off.
17th Jan '17 9:47:38 AM Mullon
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--->'''Batman:''' That light, has a bat on it, Jim.
--->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' You give me a number to call, I'll rethink my methods.

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--->'''Batman:''' -->'''Batman:''' That light, has a bat on it, Jim.
--->'''Commissioner -->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' You give me a number to call, I'll rethink my methods.
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