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27th Feb '17 8:12:28 AM Clegginator
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* Creator/TheBBC can do something similar for anything particularly newsworthy, but these days they prefer a simple caption telling viewers to switch to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin BBC News 24]] for a special bulletin unless it's something truly dire.

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* Creator/TheBBC can do something similar for anything particularly newsworthy, but these days they prefer a simple caption telling viewers to switch to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin BBC News 24]] for a special bulletin unless it's something truly dire.
22nd Jan '17 6:35:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Oliver Wendell Jones of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' did this twice -- once in a daily strip where he interrupted a network feed with a masked hacker message in revolt to certain networks scrambling their signals to make them inaccessible to satellite dish owners without paying a monthly fee, and once in a Sunday strip to interrupt one of its board members attempting to speak out against such broadcast signal jackings.

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* Oliver Wendell Jones of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' did this twice -- once in a daily strip where he interrupted a network feed with a masked hacker message in revolt to certain networks scrambling their signals to make them inaccessible to satellite dish owners without paying a monthly fee, and once in a Sunday strip to interrupt one of its board members attempting to speak out against such broadcast signal jackings. It was inspired by the "Captain Midnight" incident that occurred in 1986, mentioned in Real Life below.
22nd Jan '17 6:22:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/LeftBehind books, Chang Wong is able to have direct access to the Global Community television network feed so that he can interrupt its programming with messages from Dr. Tsion Ben-Judah (and later Chaim Rosenzweig) that are Biblical warnings and pleas for the undecided to come to Christ. This leads to a series of deaths among the Global Community's top brass when they fail utterly to get Tsion and Chaim off the air.

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* In the Literature/LeftBehind books, Chang Wong is able to have direct access to the Global Community television network feed so that he can interrupt its programming with messages from Dr. Tsion Ben-Judah (and later Chaim Rosenzweig) that are Biblical warnings and pleas for the undecided to come to Christ. This leads to a series of deaths among the Global Community's top brass when they fail utterly to get Tsion and Chaim off the air. Even almost the entire Global Community broadcast crew gets slaughtered in their failure, making Nicolae Carpathia muse that the only person left to run the network is a janitor when the jacked signal is finally cut off.
2nd Jan '17 8:20:01 PM SteveMB
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** In "Two-Face," Two-Face uses the phrase to announce his underworld debut, but he gets the quote wrong: "Don't bother adjusting the picture. For the next five minutes, I'M in control!"
*** I'll say he did. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Shouldn't it be 2 minutes?]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Two-Face," Two-Face uses the phrase to announce his underworld debut, but he gets the quote wrong: "Don't bother adjusting the picture. For the next five minutes, I'M in control!"
** I'll say he did. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Shouldn't it be 2 minutes?]]
2nd Jan '17 8:18:35 PM SteveMB
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* ''DCAnimatedUniverse'':

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* ''DCAnimatedUniverse'':''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'':
2nd Jan '17 8:17:57 PM SteveMB
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* An unusually reasonable version occurred with the Joker in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode quoted at the top. We are introduced from the start to how he gained control of the channel -- he bought air time on several channels under an alias, and the ensuing carnage makes all the major news channels pick it up too since he's already got all the best footage. Not only that, but the Joker using the television broadcast wasn't just a passing schtick (drama for the sake of drama), but actually part of a greater plan [[spoiler:having a [[CreepyChild creepy meta-human girl]] with literal {{mindscrew}} powers make anyone who watches the "Must See TV" into a drooling, incoherent nutcase. The last half of the second episode is downright disturbing.]] Which I guess for the Joker ''is'' his schtick.
** ''Another'' Joker example happens in "A Christmas with the Joker" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. It only seemed to affect Gotham, but it still allows the Joker to publicly mock Batman, threaten the death of the Gordon family and threaten Gotham with a laser. OK, so people couldn't watch ''It's a Wonderful Life'', but are you expecting flawless villainy for an insane criminal?

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* ''DCAnimatedUniverse'':
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An unusually reasonable version occurred with the Joker in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode quoted at "Wild Cards" that provides the top.current page quote. We are introduced from the start to how he gained control of the channel -- he bought air time on several channels under an alias, and the ensuing carnage makes all the major news channels pick it up too since he's already got all the best footage. Not only that, but the Joker using the television broadcast wasn't just a passing schtick (drama for the sake of drama), but actually part of a greater plan [[spoiler:having a [[CreepyChild creepy meta-human girl]] with literal {{mindscrew}} powers make anyone who watches the "Must See TV" into a drooling, incoherent nutcase. The last half of the second episode is downright disturbing.]] Which I guess for the Joker ''is'' his schtick.
** ''Another'' Another Joker example happens in "A Christmas the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Christmas with the Joker" from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.Joker". It only seemed to affect Gotham, but it still allows the Joker to publicly mock Batman, threaten the death of the Gordon family and threaten Gotham with a laser. OK, so people couldn't watch ''It's a Wonderful Life'', but are you expecting flawless villainy for an insane criminal?



** He naturally does this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.

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** He "Holiday Knights" has a more restrained example -- the Joker interrupts "the Toilet Bowl" while dressed as a referee, implying that he's specifically targeting the broadcast of a football game.
* The Joker
naturally does this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.
1st Jan '17 2:13:59 PM SickBoy
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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 schitzophrenic.
** Worse still, he interrupted an episode from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock The Horror Of Fang Rock]]''. The fiend!

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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 schitzophrenic.
** Worse still, he interrupted an episode from the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock The Horror Of Fang Rock]]''. The fiend!
schizophrenic.
1st Jan '17 2:02:23 PM SickBoy
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* Dr. Evil from ''Film/AustinPowers''.

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* Dr. Evil from ''Film/AustinPowers''. It is somewhat undermined when he goes to dramatically switch off the feed and accidentally switches it to an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''.
26th Dec '16 2:31:57 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' ChristmasEpisode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E9RunningToStandStill "Running to Stand Still"]], the Trickster takes over the airwaves in Central City to issue a threat/challenge to Comicbook/TheFlash.
16th Dec '16 6:36:51 PM Lloigor
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** In the comics, the Joker once took over a game show. He quizzes the contestant with extremely hard questions on "Advanced Theoretical Calculus", "Cuisine of Medieval Indochina" and "Reproductive Habits of Freshwater Mollusks". When the contestant gets the first question wrong he sprays a liquid in her face...which turns out to be ginger ale. It turned out that the Joker had placed a hidden camera in the producer's room to get footage of him saying [[IfItBleedsItLeads how great this would be for ratings]] and to film him getting a phone call from his superiors saying not to cut the power. The Joker then escapes,and, in his own words, "That was the most fun I've ever had...WITHOUT KILLING ANYONE. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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