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7th Oct '15 4:04:21 PM nombretomado
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* Also, in the cartoon where Characters/BugsBunny squares off against the opera singer, he orders a set of ear-muffs through the mail. They arrive in seconds, [[RuleOfFunny while the letter is still in the mail box.]]

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* Also, in the cartoon where Characters/BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny squares off against the opera singer, he orders a set of ear-muffs through the mail. They arrive in seconds, [[RuleOfFunny while the letter is still in the mail box.]]
28th Aug '15 10:53:08 AM rjd1922
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* Items in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''CrisisCore'' are bought over Zack's company-issue cellphone. The items appear in in your inventory the moment you purchase them, even if you're miles from civilization.
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII does this too, just using save points instead of a cell phone.
* The [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] black marketeers in ''{{Mercenaries}}: Playground of Destruction'' might as well start identifying themselves with the tagline "delivered by airlift in 30 seconds or less."

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* Items in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' are bought over Zack's company-issue cellphone. The items appear in in your inventory the moment you purchase them, even if you're miles from civilization.
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' does this too, just using save points instead of a cell phone.
* The [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] black marketeers in ''{{Mercenaries}}: ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}: Playground of Destruction'' might as well start identifying themselves with the tagline "delivered by airlift in 30 seconds or less."



* In the Legend of Zelda game ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', it is possible to acquire a cow from the Lon Lon Ranch. This cow will soon show up at your house all the way over in Kokiri Forest... your ''tree house.'' Which is accessed by a slender vertical ladder. How they get the cow up there is anybody's guess.

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* In the Legend of Zelda game ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', it is possible to acquire a cow from the Lon Lon Ranch. This cow will soon show up at your house all the way over in Kokiri Forest... your ''tree house.'' Which is accessed by a slender vertical ladder. How they get the cow up there is anybody's guess.
5th Jul '15 4:59:37 AM Prfnoff
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* The relatively obscure ''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf'' (based on the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Ralph Wolf cartoons]]) enabled you to post an order for an item in a certain mailbox, only for it to arrive by air mail seconds later. Sometimes next to the mailbox, other times in ridiculously out of the way places.

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* The relatively obscure ''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf'' (based on the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Ralph Wolf cartoons]]) enabled you to post an order for an item in a certain mailbox, only for it to arrive by air mail seconds later. Sometimes next to the mailbox, other times in ridiculously out of the way places.



** VideoGame/ManiacMansion established the Edison house as having some kind of magic mailbox. Weird Ed's package and mailing off a manuscript or demo tape to Three Guys Publishing are essential to several of the story endings.

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** VideoGame/ManiacMansion ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' established the Edison house as having some kind of magic mailbox. Weird Ed's package and mailing off a manuscript or demo tape to Three Guys Publishing are essential to several of the story endings.



* The Labian Terror Beast mating call whistle from VideoGame/SpaceQuest 2 shows up almost immediately after Roger places the form in the mail.
* In ''AnUntitledStory'', any furniture bought from landlord in [=SkyTown=] will be delivered to your home [[GoWaitOutside as soon as you leave the screen]].

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* The Labian In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIVohaulsRevenge'', the Labion Terror Beast mating call whistle from VideoGame/SpaceQuest 2 shows up almost immediately after Roger places the form in the mail.
* In ''AnUntitledStory'', ''VideoGame/AnUntitledStory'', any furniture bought from landlord in [=SkyTown=] will be delivered to your home [[GoWaitOutside as soon as you leave the screen]].



* In the ''Goofy'' cartoon about home exercise equipment, he places his order form for the equipment in the post box, and the moment he closes the door, the bottom door of the box opens, with the package containing the equipment coming out.

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* In the ''Goofy'' cartoon about home exercise equipment, he ''Goofy Gymnastics'', Goofy places his order form for the home exercise equipment in the post box, and the moment he closes the door, the bottom door of the box opens, with the package containing the equipment coming out.
12th Apr '15 1:04:11 PM VVK
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, the delay is removed between members of the same guild or characters on the same account - some items can even be delivered cross-faction. And items you buy on the Auction House are delivered instantly as well, as is most mail from NPC's.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, the there is no delay is removed for mail between members of the same guild or characters on the same account - some items can even be delivered cross-faction. And account, nor items you buy on the Auction House are delivered instantly as well, as is or most mail from NPC's.
NPC's. The mail is also delivered to every usable mailbox in the game at once; wherever you are, it will be in the local mailbox if you look.
7th Feb '15 4:07:51 PM Bissek
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* According to a mangaka-approved doujin from ''Anime/DanceInTheVampireBund'', Lorenzo Pharmaceuticals (The vampire-owned corporation that mass-produces the artificial blood Stigma) has this reputation. At one point a desperate doctor working in a field hospital in the middle of Afghanistan that was cut off from all communication and was desperately running low on blood tromped out an order for Stigma in the dirt outside the hospital. Two crates were air-dropped in less than 48 hours later.
4th Jan '15 2:12:30 PM Jacob175
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* Thanks to matter-manipulation nanotechnology, instant delivery is a common feature of life in Warren Ellis's ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.

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* Thanks to matter-manipulation nanotechnology, instant delivery is a common feature of life in Warren Ellis's ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.



* Subverted in ''ScottPilgrim'' Volume 1. Scott orders CD's from amazon.ca so that the girl he likes/is obsessed with/is stalking will deliver them. One scene change later he runs to the door, and no one is there. His roommate reminds him that he put the order in less then three hours ago. In actuality the package arrives the next morning, given amazon, this is damn near uncanny.

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* Subverted in ''ScottPilgrim'' ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' Volume 1. Scott orders CD's from amazon.ca so that the girl he likes/is obsessed with/is stalking will deliver them. One scene change later he runs to the door, and no one is there. His roommate reminds him that he put the order in less then three hours ago. In actuality the package arrives the next morning, morning; given amazon, Amazon, this is damn near uncanny.



* GenreSavvy Roy takes advantage of this during the "cartoon mouse" sequence in ''StayTuned''.

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* GenreSavvy Roy takes advantage of this during the "cartoon mouse" sequence in ''StayTuned''.''Film/StayTuned''.



* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': "We ordered it from Instant Monkeys Online, and it came instantly, just like the ad said!"
* An episode of ''SesameStreet'' had The Count order by telephone, saying, "[[SeriousBusiness I need something to count in a hurry!]]" We immediately hear the delivery truck squeal to a stop outside.

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* ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': "We ordered it from Instant Monkeys Online, and it came instantly, just like the ad said!"
* An episode of ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' had The Count order by telephone, saying, "[[SeriousBusiness I need something to count in a hurry!]]" We immediately hear the delivery truck squeal to a stop outside.



* According to ''Rise of the Ogre'', this happened to {{Gorillaz}}: Murdoc had just put the phone down after calling NME magazine to place an ad for a guitarist when a [=FedEx=] crate containing child prodigy musician Noodle arrived at the door. [[JerkAss He reportedly left the ad in the magazine anyway just so he could tell everyone who applied to "sling their hook".]]

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* According to ''Rise of the Ogre'', this happened to {{Gorillaz}}: Music/{{Gorillaz}}: Murdoc had just put the phone down after calling NME magazine to place an ad for a guitarist when a [=FedEx=] crate containing child prodigy musician Noodle arrived at the door. [[JerkAss He reportedly left the ad in the magazine anyway just so he could tell everyone who applied to "sling their hook".]]



* {{Garfield}} once ordered a cup of coffee over the Internet. It arrived instantly.
* Erudite and intellectual Zebra of ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' occasionally mails letters to the lions who are attacking his herd. He always gets a reply the next day, but it's never good news.

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* {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} once ordered a cup of coffee over the Internet. It arrived instantly.
* Erudite and intellectual Zebra of ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' occasionally mails letters to the lions who are attacking his herd. He always gets a reply the next day, but it's never good news.



** ManiacMansion established the Edison house as having some kind of magic mailbox. Wierd Ed's package and mailing off a manuscript or demo tape to Three Guys Publishing are essential to several of the story endings

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** ManiacMansion VideoGame/ManiacMansion established the Edison house as having some kind of magic mailbox. Wierd Weird Ed's package and mailing off a manuscript or demo tape to Three Guys Publishing are essential to several of the story endingsendings.



* The Labian Terror Beast mating call whistle from SpaceQuest 2 shows up almost immediately after Roger places the form in the mail.

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* The Labian Terror Beast mating call whistle from SpaceQuest VideoGame/SpaceQuest 2 shows up almost immediately after Roger places the form in the mail.



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, the delay is removed between members of the same guild or characters on the same account - some items can even be delivered cross-faction. And items you buy on the Auction House are delivered instantly as well, as is most mail from NPC's.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, the delay is removed between members of the same guild or characters on the same account - some items can even be delivered cross-faction. And items you buy on the Auction House are delivered instantly as well, as is most mail from NPC's.



* Played with in WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Atari 5200 review, in which he ordered a replacement controller for the system [[spoiler: which turned out didn't fit properly and was useless]]. He's seen placing the order, then a cutaway to a clip from ''{{Paperboy}}'', throwing the parcel, then the Nerd opens his front door and gets hit in the face with it.

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* Played with in WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Atari 5200 review, in which he ordered a replacement controller for the system [[spoiler: which turned out didn't fit properly and was useless]]. He's seen placing the order, then a cutaway to a clip from ''{{Paperboy}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Paperboy}}'', throwing the parcel, then the Nerd opens his front door and gets hit in the face with it.



* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob orders a bucket this way

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* WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob orders a bucket this way
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* In episode 3 of ''Machinima/TheStrangerhood'', the Mysterious Voice has a delivery truck drop off a new pair of pet fish for Sam as soon as he suggests getting some. Sam lampshades it with a remark of "That was fast", but it's most likely the Voice planned that from the start since he planned for the fish to die too.



* ''DnDorks'', in [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/23/2005.aspx these]] [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/25/2005.aspx two]] comics.

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* ''DnDorks'', ''Webcomic/DnDorks'', in [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/23/2005.aspx these]] [[http://dndorks.com/comics/5/25/2005.aspx two]] comics.



* In the ''{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Route of All Evil," Cubert and Dwight order a pedal-powered spacecraft out of the back of a comic book. The ad says "Allow four to six seconds for delivery." As the boys wait impatiently by the mailbox, Cubert sniffs, "More like seven."
* Averted whenever anyone orders something on ''TheSimpsons''. The scene will always cut to the delivery "six to eight weeks later."

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* In the ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Route of All Evil," Cubert and Dwight order a pedal-powered spacecraft out of the back of a comic book. The ad says "Allow four to six seconds for delivery." As the boys wait impatiently by the mailbox, Cubert sniffs, "More like seven."
* Averted whenever anyone orders something on ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The scene will always cut to the delivery "six to eight weeks later."



* [[CourageTheCowardlyDog Courage]] usually gets his stuff delivered just a few seconds after ordering it from a guy named Mr. Mouse.
* PhineasAndFerb: any stuff the two protagonists order for their big ideas is delivered the same day, and early enough for them to still have time to carry out their plan.
* JohnnyBravo does this when Johnny's mom orders a mail-order robot nanny, which arrives at her front door the instant she puts the envelope into her mailbox (which had also been ripped out of the ground and brought into the house by Johnny.)

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* [[CourageTheCowardlyDog [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Courage]] usually gets his stuff delivered just a few seconds after ordering it from a guy named Mr. Mouse.
* PhineasAndFerb: WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb: any stuff the two protagonists order for their big ideas is delivered the same day, and early enough for them to still have time to carry out their plan.
* JohnnyBravo WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo does this when Johnny's mom orders a mail-order robot nanny, which arrives at her front door the instant she puts the envelope into her mailbox (which had also been ripped out of the ground and brought into the house by Johnny.)
10th Dec '14 3:37:09 PM margdean56
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* Acknowledged in ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''. Darryl and Zoe put an order for an item in the mailbox. After starring at it for a second, Zoe asks "What's taking so long?" As Zoe is a toddler at the time, we can guess that her concept of mail delivery came from cartoons.

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* Acknowledged in ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues''. Darryl and Zoe put an order for an item in the mailbox. After starring staring at it for a second, Zoe asks "What's taking so long?" As Zoe is a toddler at the time, we can guess that her concept of mail delivery came from cartoons.
25th Sep '14 6:13:42 AM Nirual
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' imposes a one-hour delay on most ingame mail, including earnings from selling on the Auction House - less for realism than to avoid abuse. However, the delay is removed between members of the same guild or characters on the same account - some items can even be delivered cross-faction. And items you buy on the Auction House are delivered instantly as well, as is most mail from NPC's.
21st Jul '14 2:49:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In an episode of ''MyHero'', George orders an animal translator from his home planet so he can understand why Janet's mum's dog is so upset. Janet protests that by the time it arrives, the dog will be gone... at which point the package arrives. George complains about service decay.

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* In an episode of ''MyHero'', ''Series/MyHero'', George orders an animal translator from his home planet so he can understand why Janet's mum's dog is so upset. Janet protests that by the time it arrives, the dog will be gone... at which point the package arrives. George complains about service decay.
10th Jul '14 2:14:39 PM rexpensive
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* ''{{Earthbound}}'' has a pizza delivery guy who will satisfy your HyperactiveMetabolism within three minutes, real-time. Even if you are in a volcanic cavern on the other side of the world, a FloatingContinent that can only be reached by teleportation, or a secret alien base beneath Stonehenge, he will [[OffscreenTeleportation show up anyways]].

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* ''{{Earthbound}}'' ''Videogame/{{Earthbound}}'' has a pizza delivery guy who will satisfy your HyperactiveMetabolism within three minutes, real-time. Even if you are in a volcanic cavern on the other side of the world, a FloatingContinent that can only be reached by teleportation, or a secret alien base beneath Stonehenge, he will [[OffscreenTeleportation show up anyways]].
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