History Main / HarassingPhoneCall

7th Feb '16 2:58:01 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In the music video for Billy Joel's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU Sometimes a Fantasy]], he calls a woman and sings the song to her, much to her annoyance. [[spoiler:The ending shows she never answered and the whole thing was in his head]]. Rather creepily, Joel's nervous movements and the presence of another man in the room suggest he's being forced into making the call.

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* The WebOriginal/SCPFoundation has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-145 SCP-145]], a phone which, if answered, connects to an unknown woman who pleads for help and describes torture being inflicted on various individuals (who can be heard screaming in the background). Using the phone without someone else watches causes the listener to vanish and join the other victims.
28th Jan '16 6:49:11 PM karstovich2
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* Harrassing phone calls are the bread and butter of bill collectors. The FDCPA limits calls to between 8 AM and 8 PM, though not every collector honors this.
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* Harrassing phone calls are the bread and butter of bill collectors. The FDCPA In the United States, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) limits calls to between 8 AM and 8 PM, though not every collector honors this.this; additionally, many individual states have consumer protection laws that further limit such calls. (NOTE: If you live in the US and are receiving harassing phone calls from any company, contact your state consumer protection agency; even if they will not pursue your case, they can direct you to people who will.)

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* Harrassing phone Taking this trope's title quite literally, telephone calls are can constitute the bread and butter crime of bill collectors. The FDCPA limits harassment in some jurisdictions. Even if the report of harassment by telephone is insufficient to support a criminal conviction, the pattern of calls may, if made by particular individuals, be sufficient to between 8 AM and 8 PM, though not every collector honors this.support entry of a restraining order forbidding the person in question for making calls. (Consult your local domestic violence laws for precise details.)
22nd Jan '16 10:25:20 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Russell of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' repeatedly called Elaine after he fell madly in love with her.
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* Russell of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' contains romantic and non romantic ones: ** Russell repeatedly called Elaine after he fell madly in love with her.her. ** Crazy Joe Davola left a harassing message on Jerry's phone due to his particular hatred for him. ** A coworker Elaine pissed off left a message on her phone threatening her: "Elaine, I'm going to find you! If not in the kitchen then (she goes on to list various rooms in their workplace leading Elaine to comment she must have a blue print of the building)
22nd Jan '16 8:20:27 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Russell of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' repeatedly called Elaine after he fell madly in love with her.
6th Jan '16 6:08:39 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/GodelEscherBachAnEternalGoldenBraid'', Achilles begins the dialogue "Air on G's String" by telling the Tortoise about an obscene phone call he received in which the caller merely shouted twice before hanging up, "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" When the Tortoise teaches him about quines, he realizes that the caller was stating a logical paradox.
6th Dec '15 11:05:23 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Series/Gotham'': Barbara gives one to both Jim and Leslie. To Jim she tries to accuse Leslie of having attacked her and being insane when its the other way around and to Leslie she calls her a bitch and says she hopes she dies screaming because she's jealous of her for having Jim's affection.
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* ''Series/Gotham'': ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': Barbara gives one to both Jim and Leslie. To Jim she tries to accuse Leslie of having attacked her and being insane when its the other way around and to Leslie she calls her a bitch and says she hopes she dies screaming because she's jealous of her for having Jim's affection.
6th Dec '15 11:04:27 AM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Series/Gotham'': Barbara gives one to both Jim and Leslie. To Jim she tries to accuse Leslie of having attacked her and being insane when its the other way around and to Leslie she calls her a bitch and says she hopes she dies screaming because she's jealous of her for having Jim's affection.
15th Sep '15 7:25:20 PM LordInsane
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* ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell and Webb Situation]]'' had a set of sketches about harassing phone calls, including calling the wrong person, going to an answering machine ("I'll try your mobile"), calling someone who is completely unphased to hear that the caller can see what she is wearing seeing as she is on live television and finally calling ''another'' harasser and hitting it off.
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* ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell and Webb Situation]]'' had a set of sketches about harassing phone calls, including calling the wrong person, going to an answering machine ("I'll try your mobile"), calling someone who is completely unphased to hear that the caller can see what she is wearing seeing as she is on live television and finally calling ''another'' harasser and hitting it off.
15th Sep '15 7:23:30 PM LordInsane
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* ''[[Series/TheMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell and Webb Situation]]'' had a set of sketches about harassing phone calls, including calling the wrong person, going to an answering machine ("I'll try your mobile"), calling someone who is completely unphased to hear that the caller can see what she is wearing seeing as she is on live television and finally calling ''another'' harasser and hitting it off.
15th Sep '15 2:45:39 PM falcon2484
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[[folder:Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy]] * On Creator/AdamSandler's comedy sketch album ''They're All Gonna Laugh at You!'', one of the sketches is "Mr. Spindel's Phone Call," which features an Algebra teacher getting completely hysterical over a prank call and hang-up by one of his students. [[/folder]]
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