History Main / FakeStatic

14th Feb '18 8:38:01 PM KBABZ
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** Also in the third game, after talking with the Council and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat going through the usual process]], Joker makes another CallBack and says "Well lemme know if you wanna hang up on them again for old time's sake".


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-->'''Director''': You know I can see you, weasel boy!"
-->'''Ratchet''': Yeah? How about now?
-->- immediately disconnects -
21st Jan '18 2:32:10 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku does this to King Kai, during a ''telepathic'' phone call. King Kai tries to call Goku back but ends up getting George Takei instead.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku does this to King Kai, during Kai by imitating a ''telepathic'' phone call. click noise and dial tone...while they're communicating telepathically. Amazingly, King Kai tries to call Goku back but ends up getting George Takei instead.actually falls for it (though he does briefly wonder how it's even possible).
23rd Nov '17 12:46:42 PM StFan
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->"Bzzzt, Bzzzt you're breaking up" ''(hangs up)'' "Thank God that call's over."

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->"Bzzzt, [[quoteright:347:[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fakestatic.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:347:"KRRRRRRRR What was that... KRRRRRRRR boss? Can't hear you! KRRRRRRRR Losing you!"]]

->''"Bzzzt,
Bzzzt you're breaking up" ''(hangs up)'' [hangs up] "Thank God that call's over."
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'' -- "Mirror Magic": When her boss calls her to get back to work, [[TheSlacker Juniper Montage]] pretends that there is static on her walkie-talkie by making sounds with her mouth.



* In ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Han Solo claims his radio is malfunctioning when trying (and failing) to pass as a Stormtrooper, then shoots it. Though in this case, he ''knows'' it didn't fool them ("Boring conversation anyway -- ''Luke, we're gonna have company!''").

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* In ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Han Solo claims his radio is malfunctioning when trying (and failing) to pass as a Stormtrooper, then shoots it. Though in this case, he ''knows'' it didn't fool them ("Boring them.
-->'''Han Solo:''' Boring
conversation anyway -- ''Luke, we're gonna have company!''").company!''



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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "F.Z.Z.T.", Agent Coulson simulates static while talking to his superior officer in order to avoid hearing an order [[spoiler: to kill Simmons because she has become infected]]. He isn't fooled.
** In the episode "The Singularity", Fitz and Simmons do this to Mack during a mission so they can have a long-overdue conversation about their relationship. Mack isn't fooled either; Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter used to do the same thing to him on assignments. Luckily, he (like everyone else on Coulson's team) [[ShipperOnDeck ships Fitzsimmons]] and isn't too upset.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
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In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "F.Z.Z.T.", Agent Coulson simulates static while talking to his superior officer in order to avoid hearing an order [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to kill Simmons because she has become infected]]. He isn't fooled.
** In the episode "The Singularity", Fitz and Simmons do this to Mack during a mission so they can have a long-overdue conversation about their relationship. Mack isn't fooled either; Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter used to do the same thing to him on assignments. Luckily, he (like everyone else on Coulson's team) [[ShipperOnDeck ships Fitzsimmons]] FitzSimmons]] and isn't too upset.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{The Suite Life on Deck}}'', Arwin's cousin Milos tries to do this by crunching paper. Yet Arwin can see him doing this through the video chat similar to the ''Series/{{Jonas}}'' example mentioned above.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{The Suite Life on Deck}}'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', Arwin's cousin Milos tries to do this by crunching paper. Yet Arwin can see him doing this through the video chat similar to the ''Series/{{Jonas}}'' example mentioned above.



** (S)he doesn't bother to make any fake static, but Renegade Shepard still shoots down The Illusive Man's attempt at a tirade after [[spoiler: blowing up the Collector Base]] with the line "I'm sorry, I can't quite hear you - I'm getting a lot of ''bullshit'' on this line". And, yes, [[RunningGag (s)he can have Joker hang up on him]].

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** (S)he doesn't bother to make any fake static, but Renegade Shepard still shoots down The Illusive Man's attempt at a tirade after [[spoiler: blowing up the Collector Base]] with the line "I'm sorry, I can't quite hear you - -- I'm getting a lot of ''bullshit'' on this line". And, yes, [[RunningGag (s)he can have Joker hang up on him]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' if you accidentally contact [[spoiler: The Enclave]] in the Possidan power plant you can use this trope to buy yourself some time.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', if you accidentally contact [[spoiler: The Enclave]] in the Possidan power plant you can use this trope to buy yourself some time.



-->'''General Loratrek:''' Next time we meet I will nó
--> '''Skip:''' [[MotorMouth Whoops,hunguponhim,sorry.]]
--> '''Captain Bob Smith:''' No apology necessary, Lieutenant, I would have done it myself in a second

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-->'''General Loratrek:''' Next time we meet I will
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'''Skip:''' [[MotorMouth Whoops,hunguponhim,sorry.]]
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'''Captain Bob Smith:''' No apology necessary, Lieutenant, I would have done it myself in a secondsecond.
25th Jul '17 9:32:30 PM Nadim
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{The Suite Life on Deck}}'', Arwin's cousin Milos tries to do this by crunching paper. Yet Arwin can see him doing this through the video chat similar to the ''Series/{{Jonas}}'' example mentioned above.
25th Jul '17 9:27:41 PM Nadim
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* In ''Series/{{Jonas}}'', the brothers do this in an attempt to distract their father from a {{Wild Teen Party}}. Yet their father points out that he can see them making the noises because they are on a video chat.

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* In ''Series/{{Jonas}}'', the brothers attempt to do this in an attempt to distract their father from a {{Wild Teen Party}}. Yet their father points out that he can see them making the noises because they are on a video chat.



* ''Series/{{Sonny With a Chance}}'', Sonny calls Chad about a little girl wanting to meet him. Chad refuses and pretends that he's going through a tunnel, yet Sonny catches him sunbathing outside.



* In ''Series/{{Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana}}'', when Jackson Rico and Oliver are pinned to the window by a giant inflatable castle that Robby Ray ordered, Robby Ray calls them and pretends to help only to start making bad connection sounds to scare them as a joke.

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* In the ''Series/{{Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana}}'', of Waverly Place}}'' ''Series/{{Hannah Montana}}'' {{Crossover}}, when Jackson Rico and Oliver are pinned to the window by a giant inflatable castle that Robby Ray ordered, Robby Ray calls them and pretends to help only to start making bad connection sounds to scare them as a joke.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Austin and Ally}}'', Ally does this through a video chat when her mother asks her to see a gorilla birthing video.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Austin and Ally}}'', Ally does this through a video chat when her mother asks tries to show her to see a gorilla birthing video.
25th Jul '17 9:19:37 PM Nadim
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* In ''Series/{{Jonas}}'', the brothers do this in an attempt to distract their father from a {{Wild Teen Party}}. Yet their father points out that he can see them making the noises because they are on a video chat.


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* In ''Series/{{Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana}}'', when Jackson Rico and Oliver are pinned to the window by a giant inflatable castle that Robby Ray ordered, Robby Ray calls them and pretends to help only to start making bad connection sounds to scare them as a joke.


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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Austin and Ally}}'', Ally does this through a video chat when her mother asks her to see a gorilla birthing video.
21st Jun '17 6:02:20 AM NateTheGreat
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* Ezri Dax also tries this once in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', but her "static" sounds so ridiculous that Ben isn't fooled for a second. (Of course, any engineer could probably tell the difference even with a really good static impression.) The looks on the faces of the people in Ops are [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something to behold]].

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* Ezri Dax also tries this once in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', but her [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud "static" sounds sounds]] are so ridiculous that Ben isn't fooled for a second. (Of course, any engineer could probably tell the difference even with a really good static impression.) The looks on the faces of the people in Ops are [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something to behold]].
18th Jun '17 10:39:13 PM Arivne
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* ''Creator/MontyPython'': In the airplane sketch of ''How To Irritate People'', the copilot starts issuing a "safety warning" on the PA system, which his superior interrupts with fake static, much to his hilarity.

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* ''Creator/MontyPython'': ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': In the airplane sketch of ''How To Irritate People'', the copilot starts issuing a "safety warning" on the PA system, which his superior interrupts with fake static, much to his hilarity.


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* ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''. In the episode "The Vampire", IntrepidReporter Kolchak is sent to Los Angeles to get a story. While talking on the phone to his editor in Chicago, he puts a towel over the phone and uses an electric razor near the phone. He wants to make it seem like the line is full of static to he doesn't have to answer the editor's questions. When he gets tired of this he hangs up, assuming that the editor will think they were cut off.
11th Jun '17 2:22:35 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Eclipsed" -- Flash's absurdly sleazy agent does this to him.
** Galatea is busy beating the crap out of Supergirl when her boss realizes Lex Luthor's treachery. Her boss tries to call off Galatea's attack, but she claims the signal is breaking up. Then she tells Supergirl it was a wrong number.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Eclipsed" -- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** In "Eclipsed",
Flash's absurdly sleazy agent does this to him.
** In "Panic in the Sky", Galatea is busy beating the crap out of Supergirl when her boss realizes Lex Luthor's treachery. Her boss tries to call off Galatea's attack, but she claims the signal is breaking up. Then she tells Supergirl it was a wrong number.number.
* ''Superman'', of all people, does this in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''. He calls Batman to tell him that he's being sent backup, and when Batman does his usual "I don't need help" thing, Superman promptly claims his signal's breaking up.
19th Apr '17 7:16:55 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'', Cam tries to cut a phone conversation short with fake static. Problem is, unbeknownst to him, Evie (the person he was talking to) was actually [[RightBehindMe Right Behind Him]].
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