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7th Sep '17 8:17:29 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5529512/chapters/14801836 Harry Potter and the Golden Ring]]'' Batman has Harry call a 555 number to get in touch with him.
1st Sep '17 11:46:00 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Linda's phone number is 555-0142.
29th Aug '17 1:37:31 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', there is an episode where SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker says that after his laughing gas, people are even laughing at a phonebook. Harley Quinn proceeds to read a few entries; all the numbers, naturally, start with 555.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', there is an episode where SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker says that after his laughing gas, people are even laughing at a phonebook. Harley Quinn proceeds to read a few entries; all the numbers, naturally, start with 555.
27th Jul '17 12:20:49 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' does this with Social Security Numbers, which figure prominently into the plot. For obvious reasons, none of the ones shown on screen are real. Most, if not all, are in the form "000-XX-XXXX" or "XXX-00-XXXX," neither of which can be a valid number.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' does this with phone numbers, as well as with Social Security Numbers, which figure prominently into the plot. For obvious reasons, none of the ones shown on screen are real. Most, if not all, are in the form "000-XX-XXXX" or "XXX-00-XXXX," neither of which can be a valid number. One phone number aversion comes in the form of recurring number (917) 285-7362, which is the voicemail of one of Finch's main aliases.
1st Jul '17 2:57:53 PM nombretomado
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* For quite some time it was subverted with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Calling Turk's new cell number actually brought fans to a phone on the set, giving fans a chance to provide feedback or even just have a friendly chat with the cast and crew of the show. It would later only play prerecorded messages, and the number was eventually deactivated by the time the show ended. TheOtherWiki states on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Turk their page for Turk]] that the number has since been reassigned to a private cell phone.

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* For quite some time it was subverted with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Calling Turk's new cell number actually brought fans to a phone on the set, giving fans a chance to provide feedback or even just have a friendly chat with the cast and crew of the show. It would later only play prerecorded messages, and the number was eventually deactivated by the time the show ended. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Turk their page for Turk]] that the number has since been reassigned to a private cell phone.
10th Jun '17 8:53:57 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'': The newspaper ad announcing the job offerings in the Monsters, Inc. mail room tells applicants to call 555-0199.
23rd May '17 10:08:01 AM drwhom
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz A Kamen Rider of similar naming.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC Or a popular timer IC of the same name]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz A Kamen Rider of similar naming.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC Or a popular timer IC of the same name]].
name]]. Or a telephone number in actual use that happens to be [[PhoneWord easily memorized]].
23rd May '17 9:22:01 AM drwhom
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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because under the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), it was reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.

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"555" is an exchange number commonly thought to be reserved by the phone companies for use by TV and movies in order to prevent prank phone calls to real people. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use, and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment. The 555 exchange was originally useful for this purpose because under the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), which includes the United States, Canada, and several other nearby countries, it was reserved for various internal phone company service numbers, so calling one of the 555 numbers would not have reached an actual customer. In particular, in most areas in North America (AREA CODE)-555-1212 connects with directory assistance.



Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.

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Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. NANP telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.
213-079-1611.
22nd May '17 6:15:38 PM Tdarcos
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Some movies and TV shows have taken advantage of a technical requirement of U.S. telephone numbers, that the first digit of the seven digit local number cannot be 0 or 1. So they'll give a number like 818-162-1353 or 213-079-1611. These type numbers would always be invalid anywhere in the North American Numbering Area Plan.
22nd May '17 6:07:03 PM Tdarcos
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* ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' opens with a train crash; the number to call for family members to check on survivors is 800-767-1482. Originally this number went to a recording telling people it was reserved for use as a placeholder number for use in movies and tv shows, but has since become used by a fake survey allegedly offering "free" boat cruises.
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