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23rd Jul '16 4:31:47 PM nombretomado
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* In one CarlBarks one page Scrooge [=McDuck=] strip had Scrooge stranded on an small island, and "Help" spelled out on piece of paper hanging on a clothesline. When help doesn't arrive, he replaces the letters with money, and suddenly, a armada of all sorts of boats (including a kayak and a submarine amongst others) appear around the island.

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* In one CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks one page Scrooge [=McDuck=] strip had Scrooge stranded on an small island, and "Help" spelled out on piece of paper hanging on a clothesline. When help doesn't arrive, he replaces the letters with money, and suddenly, a armada of all sorts of boats (including a kayak and a submarine amongst others) appear around the island.
3rd Jul '16 2:07:09 PM Vir
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* There's an episode of ''TheJetsons'' wherein George and the Space Cubs of Troop 54 get stranded in the wild untamed area of the moon, and Spacely's son fires off flares that read HEPL. George reads it aloud, and the kid, realizing his mistake, fires another flare that strikes out his typo and corrects the last two letters so it does say HELP when all is said and done.

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* There's an episode of ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' wherein George and the Space Cubs of Troop 54 get stranded in the wild untamed area of the moon, and Spacely's son fires off flares that read HEPL. George reads it aloud, and the kid, realizing his mistake, fires another flare that strikes out his typo and corrects the last two letters so it does say HELP when all is said and done.



* Parodied in an episode of {{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}, when Brain and Binky are waiting to be picked up by their parents.

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* Parodied in an episode of {{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', when Brain and Binky are waiting to be picked up by their parents.
30th Jun '16 7:04:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', the trio write "SOS" on the beach of the DesertedIsland they are stranded on.

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* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', the trio write "SOS" on the beach of the DesertedIsland they are stranded on.



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* Played straight in Creator/JoeHaldeman's early ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_Judgment Planet of Judgment]]". When Captain Kirk's survey party is trapped on a planet without means of communication, they lay out a series of symbols once used by stranded airmen to communicate with the Enterprise.

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* Played straight in Creator/JoeHaldeman's early ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_Judgment Planet of Judgment]]". When Captain Kirk's survey party is trapped on a planet without means of communication, they lay out a series of symbols once used by stranded airmen to communicate with the Enterprise.



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* In the original ''Survival Kids'' game (the series that went on to become ''VideoGame/LostInBlue''), the way to get the quickest ending was to build one of these on the beach. You'd then get rescued. (It is, of course, a long ways from the Best Ending, which you need to unlock New Game Plus mode--in which your character rescues the other child on the island, befriends them, the two of you escape on a Lost Technology ship, and grow up to get married.)

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* In the original ''Survival Kids'' game (the series that went on to become ''VideoGame/LostInBlue''), the way to get the quickest ending was to build one of these on the beach. You'd then get rescued. (It is, of course, a long ways from the Best Ending, which you need to unlock New Game Plus mode--in which your character rescues the other child on the island, befriends them, the two of you escape on a Lost Technology ship, and grow up to get married.) )



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* In 2015, a 63 year-old British tourist called Geoff Keys got lost in the Australian outback. He was found after a search helicopter spotted the message "HELP 2807 -->" (the latter parts was the date and an arrow pointing in the direction he was travelling) that Geoff had carved in into the sand.

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* In 2015, a 63 year-old British tourist called Geoff Keys got lost in the Australian outback. He was found after a search helicopter spotted the message "HELP 2807 -->" (the latter parts was the date and an arrow pointing in the direction he was travelling) that Geoff had carved in into the sand.
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26th Mar '16 8:32:55 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': Linda goes for a flying lesson in the "Seaplane!" episode and it turns out that the instructor likes to fake an emergency landing near a remote island then seduce his female students with a picnic of wine and cheese that just so happens to have. After the seaplane floats off, Linda makes a help message out of the wine bottles that he left from his previous visits.
-->'''Linda''': Sheesh, this island's seen a lot of emergency landings.



** "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I, BENDER, BID YOU HELLO! YOU DON'T KNOW ME, THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF ME, BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT. LONG STORY SHORT... I NEED HELF"

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** "TO --> TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I, BENDER, BID YOU HELLO! YOU DON'T KNOW ME, THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF ME, BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT. LONG STORY SHORT... I NEED HELF"HELF
13th Feb '16 4:05:43 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* Parodied in an episode of {{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}, when Brain and Binky are waiting to be picked up by their parents.
-->'''Brain:''' [[DiscussedTrope Binky, that only works for a plane, not a car.]]
8th Oct '15 8:57:34 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in the ''MonicasGang'' story "Sand, Sea and Surprises" where Monica and Jimmy Five get stranded on what they think is a deserted island. At one point, while Monica looks for food, Jimmy Five decides to write a message on the sand with a few twigs... and ends up forming a Monica caricature.

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* Played for laughs in the ''MonicasGang'' ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' story "Sand, Sea and Surprises" where Monica and Jimmy Five get stranded on what they think is a deserted island. At one point, while Monica looks for food, Jimmy Five decides to write a message on the sand with a few twigs... and ends up forming a Monica caricature.
4th Sep '15 6:05:55 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Literature/TheMartian'' Mark considers spelling out messages with rocks for the Mars-orbiting satellites to read as a last resort, in Morse code because dots and dashes are easier to make. [[spoiler: After Pathfinder's radio is fried he does that.]]
23rd Aug '15 10:32:30 PM jormis29
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* In 2015, a 63 year-old British tourist called Geoff Keys got lost in the Australian outback. He was found after a search helicopter spotted the message "HELP 2807 -->" (the later parts was the date and an arrow pointing in the direction he was travelling) that Geoff had carved in into the sand.

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* In 2015, a 63 year-old British tourist called Geoff Keys got lost in the Australian outback. He was found after a search helicopter spotted the message "HELP 2807 -->" (the later latter parts was the date and an arrow pointing in the direction he was travelling) that Geoff had carved in into the sand.
23rd Aug '15 10:28:11 PM jormis29
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23rd Aug '15 10:27:34 PM jormis29
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* In 2015, a 63 year-old British tourist called Geoff Keys got lost in the Australian outback. He was found after a search helicopter spotted the message "HELP 2807 -->" (the later parts was the date and an arrow pointing in the direction he was travelling) that Geoff had carved in into the sand.
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