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12th Feb '16 11:49:50 AM BenjaminHua
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* [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.
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12th Feb '16 11:49:19 AM BenjaminHua
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* [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.
5th Feb '16 11:42:06 AM KingoHrts
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* In some stories from the 30's and 40's about a troop of Boy Scouts, there is a memorable sequence where one of the Scouts is captured by the Bad Guys and taken away in the requisite big, black sedan. When the car stops at a light, the kidnapped Scout sees one of his fellow Scouts on a bus in the nearby lane. He catches the fellow Scout's attention away from the driver's view, and signals his predicament by Morse Coding WITH HIS THUMB! Why he couldn't just mouth "CALL THE COPS" is never addressed.
22nd Dec '15 8:30:32 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' has Team Summer A's Koruri get an interest in morse code and began communicating with it from afar, with other characters using it, too. Justified, they were trained to survive in the wild, post-apocalyptic world, presuming that electrical devices wouldn't work anymore, so knowing Morse would be helpful. Played straight with Haru, from Team Spring, who apparently knows Morse without having really studied - but since he's a musical genius with good rhythm, he likely picked it up that way.
20th Nov '15 2:00:23 PM StFan
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* In the ''DanDare'' story ''Prisoners of Space'', senior cadet Steve Valiant send a Morse message by tapping a pencil on a desk in front of him, telling Dan to refuse the demands the Mekon has made for his safe release. At the same time, Steve pretends to crack up and beg Dan to rescue him. Why do the have Morse in the future? Hank Hogan gets the real message and comments that he finally knows why they made him learn it.

[[folder:[=-.-. --- -- .. -.-. / ... - .-. .. .--. ... =](Comic Strips)]] * In the ''DanDare'' ''ComicStrip/DanDare'' story ''Prisoners "Prisoners of Space'', Space", senior cadet Steve Valiant send a Morse message by tapping a pencil on a desk in front of him, telling Dan to refuse the demands the Mekon has made for his safe release. At the same time, Steve pretends to crack up and beg Dan to rescue him. Why do the have Morse in the future? Hank Hogan gets the real message and comments that he finally knows why they made him learn it.it. * In the famous ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' Flattop story, Tracy is held by the criminal in a boarding house and learns that there is a female army officer learning Morse code. Hoping that she's learned enough, Tracy decides to play a piano and stomp on the floor as if in time to the music, but actually a call for help in Morse code. Fortunately, the woman understands the message and calls the police. When Tracy's partner, Pat Patton, learns that the radio in Flattop's room reacts to a light bulb on his floor being disconnected, he uses it to send a return message to Tracy that help is on the way. * There was a ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' comic where Jason entered a talent show by tap dancing. He said that they wouldn't let him do it because one of the judges knew morse code. If you decode his tap dancing, it spells out "SOME DAY I WILL RULE YOU ALL". [[/folder]]

* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").
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* Played with in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. On one hand, nobody in this universe really knows Morse since it was phased out in favor of "blink-code" (for the Systems Alliance anyway). That said, [[spoiler:Cortana]] knowing Morse isn't really a surprise, and it is later revealed that the message was intentionally phrased so that only certain people would respond. Transmitting in Morse may have been part of that as it has never been established that ''Borderlands'' uses Morse in any significant capacity (though [[FridgeLogic how anyone in that galaxy then knew how to use it]] is another question entirely...) It does start out with the most-well-known pattern ("SOS").

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[[folder: [=..[[folder:[=..-. .. .-.. -- ... =](Films)]]/ .- -. .. -- .- - .. --- -.=] (Films -- Animation)]] * ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': ** Babyface, one of Sid's toys in the first film, taps out "RR Come out" in morse code on a metal table leg in Sid's room to call the mutant toys out. ** In the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Woody is frantically searching for his lost hat with the other toys helping him. Hamm communicates with a garden gnome across the street by flicking the window blinds open and closed, asking if it's in the front yard. [[/folder]] [[folder:[=..-. .. .-.. -- ... / .-.. .. ...- . / .- -.-. - .. --- -.=](Films -- Live-Action)]]

* In ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', Forrest Whitaker's character is a HAM operator, so he should know Morse code for that reason, but John Travolta's character not only knows Morse code (for no reason) and can decipher a very fast message that Whitaker picks up on his HAM radio. ** To be fair, Travolta's character has a [[spoiler:brain tumour]] which rewires his brain, allowing him to learn things easily. He could have picked up Morse code off camera. * Babyface, one of Sid's toys in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', taps out "RR Come out" in morse code on a metal table leg in Sid's room to call the mutant toys out. ** In the beginning of ''Toy Story 2'', Woody is frantically searching for his lost hat with the other toys helping him. Hamm communicates with a garden gnome across the street by flicking the window blinds open and closed, asking if it's in the front yard.
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* In ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'', Forrest Whitaker's character is a HAM operator, so he should know Morse code for that reason, but John Travolta's character not only knows Morse code (for no reason) and can decipher a very fast message that Whitaker picks up on his HAM radio. ** radio. To be fair, Travolta's character has a [[spoiler:brain tumour]] tumor]] which rewires his brain, allowing him to learn things easily. He could have picked up Morse code off camera. * Babyface, one of Sid's toys in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', taps out "RR Come out" in morse code on a metal table leg in Sid's room to call the mutant toys out. ** In the beginning of ''Toy Story 2'', Woody is frantically searching for his lost hat with the other toys helping him. Hamm communicates with a garden gnome across the street by flicking the window blinds open and closed, asking if it's in the front yard.off-camera.

-->'''Bind:''' It's Morse code! -->'''Simpkins:''' What does it say? -->'''Bind:''' Dot dot dash, dot, dot dash... -->'''Crump:''' Well, what does it mean? -->'''Bind:''' ''I'' don't know. -->'''Simpkins:''' Oh, give it here!
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-->'''Bind:''' It's Morse code! -->'''Simpkins:''' code!\\ '''Simpkins:''' What does it say? -->'''Bind:''' say?\\ '''Bind:''' Dot dot dash, dot, dot dash... -->'''Crump:''' dash...\\ '''Crump:''' Well, what does it mean? -->'''Bind:''' mean?\\ '''Bind:''' ''I'' don't know. -->'''Simpkins:''' know.\\ '''Simpkins:''' Oh, give it here!

* At the end of ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'', Cooper uses gravity to send messages [[spoiler:to the past]] in both Morse and [[SpeaksInBinary binary]]. Despite being an ex-pilot and astronaut, he doesn't know either by heart, but fortunately has a RobotBuddy to do the translating.
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* At the end of ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', Cooper uses gravity to send messages [[spoiler:to the past]] in both Morse and [[SpeaksInBinary binary]]. Despite being an ex-pilot and astronaut, he doesn't know either by heart, but fortunately has a RobotBuddy to do the translating.

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[[folder:[=-. . .-- ... .--. .- .--. . .-. / -.-. --- -- .. -.-. ...=] (Newspaper Comics)]] * In the famous ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' Flattop story, Tracy is held by the criminal in a boarding house and learns that there is a female army officer learning Morse code. Hoping that she's learned enough, Tracy decides to play a piano and stomp on the floor as if in time to the music, but actually a call for help in Morse code. Fortunately, the woman understands the message and calls the police. When Tracy's partner, Pat Patton, learns that the radio in Flattop's room reacts to a light bulb on his floor being disconnected, he uses it to send a return message to Tracy that help is on the way. * There was a ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' comic where Jason entered a talent show by tap dancing. He said that they wouldn't let him do it because one of the judges knew morse code. If you decode his tap dancing, it spells out "SOME DAY I WILL RULE YOU ALL". [[/folder]] [[folder:[=...- .. -.. . --- / --. .- -- . ...=] (VideoGames)]]
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[[folder:[=-. . .-- ... .--. .- .--. . .-. / -.-. --- -- .. -.-. ...=] (Newspaper Comics)]] * In the famous ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' Flattop story, Tracy is held by the criminal in a boarding house and learns that there is a female army officer learning Morse code. Hoping that she's learned enough, Tracy decides to play a piano and stomp on the floor as if in time to the music, but actually a call for help in Morse code. Fortunately, the woman understands the message and calls the police. When Tracy's partner, Pat Patton, learns that the radio in Flattop's room reacts to a light bulb on his floor being disconnected, he uses it to send a return message to Tracy that help is on the way. * There was a ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' comic where Jason entered a talent show by tap dancing. He said that they wouldn't let him do it because one of the judges knew morse code. If you decode his tap dancing, it spells out "SOME DAY I WILL RULE YOU ALL". [[/folder]] [[folder:[=...- .. -.. . --- / --. .- -- . ...=] (VideoGames)]](Video Games)]]

* In a ''DonaldDuck'' story, he and his nephews are hostages on a pirate's submarine and he is forced on the conning tower to appear he is overseeing the robberies of ships, with a warning not to speak on pain of death. Desperate, he starts winking critical information to the crew in Morse code, hoping that they would recognize it. As it happens, they do recognize it and use that info to capture the pirates and save their prisoners.
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* In a ''DonaldDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' story, he and his nephews are hostages on a pirate's submarine and he is forced on the conning tower to appear he is overseeing the robberies of ships, with a warning not to speak on pain of death. Desperate, he starts winking critical information to the crew in Morse code, hoping that they would recognize it. As it happens, they do recognize it and use that info to capture the pirates and save their prisoners.

* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Simon Petrikov]] and [[RuleSixtyThree Lord Monochromicorn]] ** [[ShownTheirWork Makes sense, regarding that]] [[RuleSixtyThree Fiona and Cake is a]] FanFic
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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Simon Petrikov]] Petrikov and [[RuleSixtyThree Lord Monochromicorn]] ** Monochromicorn]]. [[ShownTheirWork Makes sense, regarding that]] [[RuleSixtyThree Fiona and Cake is a]] FanFicFanFic.

* There's an episode of ''SuperDave'' where he protects the president, and gets trapped in a air-tight protection container. While inside, he taps Morse code towards his assistant. * Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow.'' Everyone is trying to get Changed Daily, who is stuck inside a pod of sorts (long story short: Changed Daily is inside the pod because he thinks he is floating in space and that aliens have destroyed the world) to open up the pod doors, so that they can take the object that he has and hand it over to threatening aliens. Victory suggests using Morse Code, and everyone agrees because "EveryoneKnowsMorse Code!" So he taps Morse for "SOS"; Changed Daily just thinks he's floated into an asteroid belt.
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* There's an episode of ''SuperDave'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperDave'' where he protects the president, and gets trapped in a air-tight protection container. While inside, he taps Morse code towards his assistant. * Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow.'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow''. Everyone is trying to get Changed Daily, who is stuck inside a pod of sorts (long story short: Changed Daily is inside the pod because he thinks he is floating in space and that aliens have destroyed the world) to open up the pod doors, so that they can take the object that he has and hand it over to threatening aliens. Victory suggests using Morse Code, and everyone agrees because "EveryoneKnowsMorse Code!" So he taps Morse for "SOS"; Changed Daily just thinks he's floated into an asteroid belt.

-->'''Mario:''' It's a message from the Princess! -->'''Luigi:''' What does she say? -->'''Mario:''' "Tinkety-tink tink tink!"
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-->'''Mario:''' It's a message from the Princess! -->'''Luigi:''' Princess!\\ '''Luigi:''' What does she say? -->'''Mario:''' say?\\ '''Mario:''' "Tinkety-tink tink tink!"

12th Nov '15 4:35:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': That Maura, Jane and Korsak all know Morse code saves Maura and Jane's lives in "Dirty Little Secret". Trapped in a submerging car with a damaged mobile phone that can text symbols, Jane uses dots and dashes to text their coordinates (which Maura can recite) in Morse to Korsak.
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* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': That Maura, Jane and Korsak all know Morse code saves Maura and Jane's lives in "Dirty Little Secret". Trapped in a submerging car with a damaged mobile phone that can text symbols, Jane uses dots and dashes to text their coordinates (which Maura can recite) in Morse to Korsak.
9th Nov '15 1:06:36 PM Jeff-R
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* Thing in ''Film/{{The Addams Family}}'' film uses Morse code to inform Gomez that Morticia's being tortured for the knowledge on how to gain entry to the family vault.
9th Nov '15 5:08:40 AM JoieDeCombat
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9th Nov '15 5:07:49 AM JoieDeCombat
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9th Nov '15 5:06:49 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' features a puzzle in which the player, as Junpei must input Morse Code with a transmitter. Justified in that he admits he doesn't know Morse Code but the code he must input is there for him on a piece of paper. Ace however says that he tried to submit a SOS signal for help, although admits that it probably won't do them any good. Also justified in that SOS (... _ _ _ ...) is an extremely well known Morse Code message. ** There's also a bonus for players who know Morse Code themselves. The game never clarifies what the message Junpei inputs says in Morse, but a clever player will be able to tell that is it says, [[spoiler:35=Z]]. A hint for the next puzzle.

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[[folder:Visual Novels]] * ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' features a puzzle in which the player, as Junpei must input Morse Code with a transmitter. Justified in that he admits he doesn't know Morse Code but the code he must input is there for him on a piece of paper. Ace however says that he tried to submit a SOS signal for help, although admits that it probably won't do them any good. Also justified in that SOS (... _ _ _ ...) is an extremely well known Morse Code message. ** There's also a bonus for players who know Morse Code themselves. The game never clarifies what the message Junpei inputs says in Morse, but a clever player will be able to tell that is it says, [[spoiler:35=Z]]. A hint for the next puzzle.puzzle. * Morse Code is mentioned several times in ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'', and seems to be a relatively common form of communication in the SteamPunk setting. Lupin uses it to exchange trash-talk with some SkyPirates in Chapter 7, and in Chapter 12 of Victor Frankenstein's route, Victor uses it to surreptitiously warn Van Helsing that [[spoiler:he's being monitored by Twilight and coerced into being their mole]]. [[/folder]]
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