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29th Aug '16 4:18:54 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Cell takes over the main (and apparently only) TV station to announce the Cell Games.
** Done earlier in ''Manga/DragonBall'' by Piccolo Sr. to inform the world that he's the new king now (oh, and he's gonna annihilate one country per year. Just for laughs), although he apparently uses the (former) king's equipment for this.
** Babidi on the other hand uses [[PsychicPowers world wide telepathy]] to demand the handing over of the heroes. Just as efficient, plus the additional trick of communicating with and/or killing off your viewers on the spot.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Cell takes over the main (and apparently only) TV station to announce the Cell Games.
''Franchise/DragonBall''
** Done earlier in the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' by Piccolo Sr. to inform the world that he's the new king now (oh, and he's gonna annihilate one country per year. Just for laughs), although he apparently uses the (former) king's equipment for this.
** Babidi In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Cell takes over the main (and apparently only) TV station to announce the Cell Games. He ascends straight through the floors of several different shows before interrupting a news anchor, with the heroes changing channels to keep up.
** Babidi,
on the other hand hand, uses [[PsychicPowers world wide telepathy]] to demand the handing over of the heroes. Just as efficient, plus the additional trick of communicating with and/or killing off your viewers on the spot.
18th Aug '16 4:23:09 PM rjd1922
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* In ""VideoGame/ApeEscape3"", Specter does this on a global scale to enslave all of humanity through mindless TV shows.

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* In ""VideoGame/ApeEscape3"", ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 3'', Specter does this on a global scale to enslave all of humanity through mindless TV shows.
11th Jul '16 10:44:13 PM BNSF1995
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* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers. It occurred during the opening credits of ''The Falcon and the Snowman'' (which WebVideo/OddityArchive stated was no big loss), and the message was displayed for four and a half minutes. HBO attempted to fight back by upping the power of their own transmitter, while the protester (John R. MacDougall) raised his own power in a game of SerialEscalation, before they were forced to back down for fears of damaging their satellite, Galaxy 1.
* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom mask and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs broadcast a series of bizarre phrases and images for about 90 seconds]]. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day, though many believe him to be schitzophrenic.

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* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers. It occurred during the opening credits of ''The Falcon and the Snowman'' (which WebVideo/OddityArchive stated was no big loss), and the message was displayed for four and a half minutes. HBO attempted to fight back by upping the power of their own transmitter, while the protester (John R. MacDougall) [=MacDougall=]) raised his own power in a game of SerialEscalation, before they were forced to back down for fears of damaging their satellite, Galaxy 1.
1. [=MacDougall=] still owns his business to this day, and has even dedicated a page of his website to the story of the incident.
* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom mask mask. The first hijacking on WGN came during the evening news, and involved Max bobbing his head, the audio being nothing but a loud buzzing. The second hijack on WTTW came during a showing of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs broadcast a had distorted audio]], in which, over the course of 90 seconds, the hijacker took shots at Chuck Swirsky of WGN, Coca-Cola's ill-fated New Coke, and the 1950s Syncro-Vox series of bizarre phrases ''Clutch Cargo'', and images for about 90 seconds]].also made references to hemerrhoids, defecating, and his so-called brother wearing the glove matching the one he had on him, ending with the hijacker dropping his pants and being spanked by a second person wearing a French Maid's outfit with a flyswatter. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day, though many believe him to be schitzophrenic.


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** A subreddit has been dedicated to the incident, with several other theories, such as the broadcast being experimental music. Also of note is that one of the obituaries was for Frank Oppenheimer, a victim of the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist bombing. A few users think the recording is a fake, even being part of a Creepypasta.
30th Jun '16 5:51:14 AM nighttrainfm
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*** He did a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.

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*** ** He did naturally does this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.
29th Jun '16 9:36:11 PM mariic
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--->'''Sideshow Bob:''' By the way, I realize the irony of appearing on television in order to decry it, so don't bother pointing that out.

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--->'''Sideshow Bob:''' [[LampshadeHanging By the way, I realize the irony of appearing on television in order to decry it, so don't bother pointing that out.]]
23rd Jun '16 12:16:30 AM BNSF1995
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* In 1977, a prankster hijacked the audio (but not the video) of ITV Southern Television in the UK, claiming to be an alien called Vrillon of the Ashtar Galactic Command broadcasting a message to Earth in which he called for world peace. The full transcipt can be found [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Television_broadcast_interruption_hoax_(1977)#Transcript here]] A common theory is that the prankster wasn't a prankster, but a protester against nuclear weaponry and the MutualAssuredDestruction (MAD) protocol.

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* In 1977, a prankster hijacked the audio (but not the video) of ITV Southern Television in the UK, claiming to be an alien called Vrillon of the Ashtar Galactic Command broadcasting a message to Earth in which he called for world peace. The full transcipt can be found [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Television_broadcast_interruption_hoax_(1977)#Transcript here]] A common theory is that the prankster wasn't a prankster, but a protester against nuclear weaponry and the MutualAssuredDestruction MutuallyAssuredDestruction (MAD) protocol.
22nd Jun '16 9:08:25 PM BNSF1995
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* In 1977, a prankster hijacked the audio (but not the video) of ITV Southern Television in the UK, claiming to be an alien called Vrillon of the Ashtar Galactic Command broadcasting a message to Earth in which he called for world peace. The full transcipt can be found [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Television_broadcast_interruption_hoax_(1977)#Transcript here]]

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* In 1977, a prankster hijacked the audio (but not the video) of ITV Southern Television in the UK, claiming to be an alien called Vrillon of the Ashtar Galactic Command broadcasting a message to Earth in which he called for world peace. The full transcipt can be found [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Television_broadcast_interruption_hoax_(1977)#Transcript here]]here]] A common theory is that the prankster wasn't a prankster, but a protester against nuclear weaponry and the MutualAssuredDestruction (MAD) protocol.



* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers.
* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom mask and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs broadcast a series of bizarre phrases and images for about 90 seconds]]. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day.

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* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers.
viewers. It occurred during the opening credits of ''The Falcon and the Snowman'' (which WebVideo/OddityArchive stated was no big loss), and the message was displayed for four and a half minutes. HBO attempted to fight back by upping the power of their own transmitter, while the protester (John R. MacDougall) raised his own power in a game of SerialEscalation, before they were forced to back down for fears of damaging their satellite, Galaxy 1.
* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom mask and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs broadcast a series of bizarre phrases and images for about 90 seconds]]. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day.day, though many believe him to be schitzophrenic.


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* In 1996, someone was recording WKCR 89.9, the radio station of Columbia University, when it was interrupted by a disturbing broadcast involving otherworldly voices, a woman reading the obituaries of people who died in the 1980s, and funeral bells. Exactly what the broadcast was is still unknown, whether it was just a prank by some bored college kids, or a genuine message from Hell.
18th Jun '16 3:27:56 PM flarn2006
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*** Subverted, as their leader, Lysandre, invented the Holo-caster and runs the networks.

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*** Subverted, Justified, as their leader, Lysandre, invented the Holo-caster and runs the networks.
19th May '16 2:06:26 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine #8'': [[Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} Maria Hill]] wants to tap [[Comicbook/{{X 23}} Wolverine]] for a mission. Laura wants nothing to do with her. So when Maria calls her, Laura refuses to answer her phone. So Hill picks up for her. Laura then warns Gabby not to say anything. So Hill ''puts Laura's phone on speaker''.
-->'''Laura''': Can she ''do'' that?
-->'''Hill''': Yes, I can do that.
22nd Apr '16 12:56:02 AM Doug86
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* S2E4 of {{Moonlighting}} begins with an introduction by Orson Welles informing the viewer that, during the broadcast of the episode, the screen would chage to black and white, but not to be alarmed because "nothing is wrong with your set."

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* S2E4 of {{Moonlighting}} ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' begins with an introduction by Orson Welles informing the viewer that, during the broadcast of the episode, the screen would chage to black and white, but not to be alarmed because "nothing is wrong with your set."



* An episode of MyFavoriteMartian has Martin with a defective part of his cranium causing him to broadcast everything he sees and hears simultaneously over every television station in the United States.

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* An episode of MyFavoriteMartian ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' has Martin with a defective part of his cranium causing him to broadcast everything he sees and hears simultaneously over every television station in the United States.
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