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17th Sep '17 3:22:29 AM Doug86
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* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom 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 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 ''Clutch Cargo'', and 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 schizophrenic.

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* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom Series/MaxHeadroom 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 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 ''Clutch Cargo'', and 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 schizophrenic.
27th Aug '17 8:55:18 AM Robbyn
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' villains did this as soon as the SECOND episode, when [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] announced the world belonged to [[BigBad Dr. Hell]] henceforth and all who opposed to him (i. e.: Mazinger-Z and the Photonic Research Institute) would be destroyed. Since then it was often employed by Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura to threaten, make demands, blackmail the Japanese Government, spreading lies and misinformation about the heroes and -successfully- scare people away in making their biding.

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* ''Mazinger (trilogy)'':
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''Anime/MazingerZ'' villains did this as soon as the SECOND episode, when [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] announced the world belonged to [[BigBad Dr. Hell]] henceforth and all who opposed to him (i. e.: Mazinger-Z and the Photonic Research Institute) would be destroyed. Since then it was often employed by Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura to threaten, make demands, blackmail the Japanese Government, spreading lies and misinformation about the heroes and -successfully- scare people away in making their biding.
27th Aug '17 7:25:50 AM Robbyn
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' villains did this as soon as the SECOND episode, when [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] announced the world belonged to [[BigBad Dr. Hell]] henceforth and all who opposed to him (i. e.: Mazinger-Z and the Photonic Research Institute) would be destroyed. Since then it was often employed by Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura to threaten, make demands, blackmail the Japanese Government, spreading lies and misinformation about the heroes and -successfully- scare people away in making their biding. In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', Great Marshall Of Hell was the only Mykene commander broadcast his demands by TV, showing [[spoiler:Dr. Hell did not lose that custom even after dying and being brought back to life.]] On the other hand, ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' villains barely did it.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' villains did this as soon as the SECOND episode, when [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] announced the world belonged to [[BigBad Dr. Hell]] henceforth and all who opposed to him (i. e.: Mazinger-Z and the Photonic Research Institute) would be destroyed. Since then it was often employed by Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura to threaten, make demands, blackmail the Japanese Government, spreading lies and misinformation about the heroes and -successfully- scare people away in making their biding.
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In ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', Great Marshall Of Hell was the only Mykene commander broadcast his demands by TV, showing [[spoiler:Dr. Hell did not lose that custom even after dying and being brought back to life.]] ]]
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On the other hand, ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' villains barely did it.
25th Aug '17 5:00:36 AM Materioptikon
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* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Simyan and Mokkari use a vastly more widespread form of this by subverting ''all forms of electronic communication'' and automatically downloading and broadcasting the Anti-Life Equation through every device. Darkseid gets ''three billion soldiers'' in the blink of an eye.
22nd Aug '17 2:16:45 AM Mdumas43073
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18th Aug '17 6:01:56 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Simyan and Mokkari use a vastly more widespread form of this by subverting ''all forms of electronic communication'' and automatically downloading and broadcasting the Anti-Life Equation through every device. Darkseid gets ''three billion soldiers'' in the blink of an eye.
9th Aug '17 5:48:53 AM StFan
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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards Wild Cards Part 1]]"

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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards Wild Cards Part 1]]"



The actual speech usually comes in one of three flavours:

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The actual speech usually comes in one of three flavours:
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9th Aug '17 5:45:42 AM StFan
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker loves this trope. For all his most grandiose crimes, he loves to have an audience to strike fear into. In the days before widespread televisions, he used radio broadcasts, but even those got changed to [=TVs=] in reimaginings. In fact, he does this shtick in his very first story in the comics where he took control of a radio broadcast to deliver his death threats, which makes this OlderThanTheyThink.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker loves this trope. For all his most grandiose crimes, he loves to have an audience to strike fear into. In the days before widespread televisions, he used radio broadcasts, but even those got changed to [=TVs=] in reimaginings. In fact, he does this shtick in his very first story in the comics where he took control of a radio broadcast to deliver his death threats, which makes this OlderThanTheyThink.



* ''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.

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* ''Comicbook/AllNewWolverine ''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''': -->'''Laura:''' Can she ''do'' that?
-->'''Hill''':
that?\\
'''Hill:'''
Yes, I can do that.






* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':



* The Haters in the Film/{{Apocalypse}} film series are able to hack into the One Nation Earth television network feed with messages from televangelists such as T.D. Jakes and Jack Van Impe warning the people about the end times and pleading with the undecided to come to Christ.

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* The Haters in the Film/{{Apocalypse}} ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series are able to hack into the One Nation Earth television network feed with messages from televangelists such as T.D. Jakes and Jack Van Impe warning the people about the end times and pleading with the undecided to come to Christ.



* In the Live Action movie adaptation of ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' Panther Claw broadcasts a similar message in both the TV and the Laptop directly aimed towards the PowerTrio (Honey, Natsuko and Seiji). Probably the message is only watchable from Seiji's apartment.

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* In the Live Action live-action movie adaptation of ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', Panther Claw broadcasts a similar message in both the TV and the Laptop directly aimed towards the PowerTrio (Honey, Natsuko and Seiji). Probably the message is only watchable from Seiji's apartment.



* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. Actually, go ahead -- the Mysterons'll take over your set anyway. It's directly stated in the first episode that they are broadcasting on all Earth radios. Averted in [[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainScarlet the CGI reboot]], probably to address the FridgeLogic issue of how the Mysterons got anything accomplished when their "war of nerves" was common knowledge.
* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''. In ''[[Recap/TheJimHensonHourE1 Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting]]'', Bill Cosby reminded viewers not to adjust their TV sets. What they heard was the multi-language version of ''Rubber Ducky'' (sung in English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, and French). And then shows viewers the international versions of Series/SesameStreet.

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* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. Actually, go ahead -- the Mysterons'll take over your set anyway. It's directly stated in the first episode that they are broadcasting on all Earth radios. Averted in [[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainScarlet [[WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet the CGI reboot]], probably to address the FridgeLogic issue of how the Mysterons got anything accomplished when their "war of nerves" was common knowledge.
* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''. In ''[[Recap/TheJimHensonHourE1 Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting]]'', Bill Cosby reminded viewers not to adjust their TV sets. What they heard was the multi-language version of ''Rubber Ducky'' (sung in English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, and French). And then shows viewers the international versions of Series/SesameStreet.''Series/SesameStreet''.



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', [[DiscOneFinalBoss Vinsfeld]] transmits his new world order message not only to TV screens, but to windows, mirrors, and even a pool of water, all through the power of radio waves. This tactic ends up backfiring spectacularly: the [[ChessMaster leader of ARMS]] uses the fear generated by this announcement to unite the nations of the world ''against'' Vinsfeld. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what Vinsfeld and Irving wanted. Disc one was a XanatosGambit in which either the world was forcibly united under Vinsfeld, or peacefully united under Irving to ''fight'' Vinsfeld, either of which would create a united world ready to face the real threat in disc two.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', ''VideoGame/WildArms2'', [[DiscOneFinalBoss Vinsfeld]] transmits his new world order message not only to TV screens, but to windows, mirrors, and even a pool of water, all through the power of radio waves. This tactic ends up backfiring spectacularly: the [[ChessMaster leader of ARMS]] uses the fear generated by this announcement to unite the nations of the world ''against'' Vinsfeld. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what Vinsfeld and Irving wanted. Disc one was a XanatosGambit in which either the world was forcibly united under Vinsfeld, or peacefully united under Irving to ''fight'' Vinsfeld, either of which would create a united world ready to face the real threat in disc two.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': "If you still find yourself within the confines of City 17..." This isn't exactly on television, but when [[spoiler:Isaac Kleiner hijacks the Breencast system and makes his own "Kleinercast" for the benefit of the Resistance. Since Breencasts are on television, well, yes, it could qualify]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': "If you still find yourself within the confines of City 17..." This isn't exactly on television, but when [[spoiler:Isaac Kleiner hijacks the Breencast system and makes his own "Kleinercast" for the benefit of the Resistance. Since Breencasts are on television, well, yes, it could qualify]].



* In Webcomic/EvilPlan, Kinesis takes it a step further: he hacks into all television network and web browsers to deliver his ultimatum to Amazingman.

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* In Webcomic/EvilPlan, ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'', Kinesis takes it a step further: he hacks into all television network and web browsers to deliver his ultimatum to Amazingman.
30th Jul '17 1:01:38 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "Batman Is Riled". The Joker broadcasts from his lair to the TVs of Gotham City, saying that he will kill the captive Batman and Robin unless he is given the ocean liner S.S. Gotham.

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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "Batman Is Riled". The Joker broadcasts from his lair to the TVs [=TV=]s of Gotham City, saying that he will kill the captive Batman and Robin unless he is given the ocean liner S.S. Gotham.
30th Jul '17 1:00:14 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "Batman Is Riled". The Joker broadcasts from his lair to the TVs of Gotham City, saying that he will kill the captive Batman and Robin unless he is given the ocean liner S.S. Gotham.
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