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25th Apr '16 7:11:29 PM Discar
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--> '''Riffraff:''' Master, Rocky has escaped
--> '''Frank:''' [[InterruptedIntimacy Coming!]]
-->'''[[AudienceParticipation Audience]]:''' [[{{Pun}} So's Brad!]]

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--> '''Riffraff:''' Master, Rocky has escaped
-->
escaped!\\
'''Frank:''' [[InterruptedIntimacy Coming!]]
-->'''[[AudienceParticipation
Coming!]]\\
'''[[AudienceParticipation
Audience]]:''' [[{{Pun}} So's Brad!]]



-->'''Lennox:''' This is an emergency Pentagon call! The Pentagon, do you understand--?
-->[''the window behind him explodes'']
-->'''Lennox:''' I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD!
-->'''Operator:''' [''bored''] Sir, the attitude is not going to speed things up any bit at all. I'm going to ask you to speak very clearly into the mouthpiece...
-->'''Lennox:''' I'm in the middle of a war! This is FRIGGIN' RIDICULOUS!!

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-->'''Lennox:''' This is an emergency Pentagon call! The Pentagon, do you understand--?
-->[''the
understand--?\\
[''the
window behind him explodes'']
-->'''Lennox:'''
explodes'']\\
'''Lennox:'''
I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD!
-->'''Operator:'''
CARD!\\
'''Operator:'''
[''bored''] Sir, the attitude is not going to speed things up any bit at all. I'm going to ask you to speak very clearly into the mouthpiece...
-->'''Lennox:'''
mouthpiece...\\
'''Lennox:'''
I'm in the middle of a war! This is FRIGGIN' RIDICULOUS!!



-->'''Lt. Col. [=McKnight=]''': ''How are things going? Things okay there, Struecker?''
-->'''Sgt. Struecker''': ''(While racing his Humvee down a city street while bullets ricochet all around) I don't wanna talk about it right now, Colonel. I'm busy!''

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-->'''Lt. Col. [=McKnight=]''': ''How How are things going? Things okay there, Struecker?''
-->'''Sgt.
Struecker?\\
'''Sgt.
Struecker''': ''(While ''[while racing his Humvee down a city street while bullets ricochet all around) around]'' I don't wanna talk about it right now, Colonel. I'm busy!''busy!



-->"I can't talk now. I've got a rather large man standing on my chest."

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-->"I -->'''Nick:''' I can't talk now. I've got a rather large man standing on my chest."



--> "I'm a little busy saving the human race right now, Benny."

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--> "I'm -->'''Dr. K:''' I'm a little busy saving the human race right now, Benny."



--->'''Finch:''' Bit of a bad connection. Were you able to convince Mr Billoc to abandon his plans to kill his ex-wife?
--->'''Reese:''' I'm working on it.

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--->'''Finch:''' Bit of a bad connection. Were you able to convince Mr Billoc to abandon his plans to kill his ex-wife?
--->'''Reese:'''
ex-wife?\\
'''Reese:'''
I'm working on it.



-->'''Clara:''' I need you. I'm cooking Christmas dinner!
-->'''Doctor:''' ''I'm being shot at by Cybermen!''
-->'''Clara:''' Well, can't we do both?

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-->'''Clara:''' --->'''Clara:''' I need you. I'm cooking Christmas dinner!
-->'''Doctor:'''
dinner!\\
'''Doctor:'''
''I'm being shot at by Cybermen!''
-->'''Clara:'''
Cybermen!''\\
'''Clara:'''
Well, can't we do both?



--->'''Wrex''': "Shepard, get that second hammer going!"
--->'''Shepard''': "There's a ''Reaper'' in my way, Wrex!"
--->'''Wrex''': "I know, you get all the fun..."
** There's also the firefight in the Citadel DLC where the team receives an urgent call... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny from the pizza delivery volus, demanding payment.]]
--->'''James''': "Tell them they burnt the pepperoni!"

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--->'''Wrex''': "Shepard, Shepard, get that second hammer going!"
--->'''Shepard''': "There's a ''Reaper'' in my way, Wrex!"
--->'''Wrex''': "I know, you
going!\\
'''Shepard''': ''THERE'S A ''REAPER'' IN MY WAY, WREX!''\\
'''Wrex''': I know. You
get all the fun..."
fun!
** There's also the firefight in the Citadel DLC where the team receives an urgent call... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny from the pizza delivery volus, demanding payment.]]
payment.
--->'''James''': "Tell Tell them they burnt the pepperoni!"pepperoni!



-->'''Scorpio:''' I understand, Homer. You gotta put your family first, and I respect that. But, Homer, on your way out, if you wanna kill somebody, it would help a lot.

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-->'''Scorpio:''' --->'''Scorpio:''' I understand, Homer. You gotta put your family first, and I respect that. But, Homer, on your way out, if you wanna kill somebody, it would help a lot.



-->'''Raphael:''' ''(Getting throttled by a Foot Soldier)'' A little...busy here!
-->'''Donatello:''' Oh, okay. I'll try again later.
-->'''Raphael:''' Do that!

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-->'''Raphael:''' ''(Getting ''[getting throttled by a Foot Soldier)'' Soldier]'' A little...busy here!
-->'''Donatello:'''
here!\\
'''Donatello:'''
Oh, okay. I'll try again later.
-->'''Raphael:'''
later.\\
'''Raphael:'''
Do that!



-->'''Miss Martian:''' Superboy, are you online or just pouting?
-->''(Superboy is holding a giant mutated wolf by the jaws to keep it from biting him)''
-->'''Superboy:''' Busy. Call back later.

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-->'''Miss Martian:''' Superboy, are you online or just pouting?
-->''(Superboy
pouting?\\
''[Superboy
is holding a giant mutated wolf by the jaws to keep it from biting him)''
-->'''Superboy:'''
him]''\\
'''Superboy:'''
Busy. Call back later.



-->'''Professor Professor:''' Victor, are you still alive?
-->'''Victor Volt''' (usually in danger): ''Yes,'' I'm still alive!

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-->'''Professor Professor:''' Victor, are you still alive?
-->'''Victor
alive?\\
'''Victor
Volt''' (usually in danger): ''Yes,'' I'm still alive!
25th Apr '16 7:04:58 PM Discar
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->'''Lennox:''' This is an emergency Pentagon call! The Pentagon, do you understand--?\\
[''the window behind him explodes'']\\
'''Lennox:''' I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD!\\
'''Operator:''' [''bored''] Sir, the attitude is not going to speed things up any bit at all. I'm going to ask you to speak very clearly into the mouthpiece...\\
'''Lennox:''' I'm in the middle of a war! This is FRIGGIN' RIDICULOUS!!
-->-- ''Film/{{Transformers}}''
25th Apr '16 7:03:15 PM Discar
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-> ''"Isaac! I-"''
-> '''''"NOT NOW!"'''''
-->-- '''Isaac Clarke''', ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2''
31st Mar '16 3:05:57 AM JackG
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** "If-Then-Else" plays it for drama and ShipTease. Team Machine must shoot their way past Samaritan operatives to get to a server room, while Shaw is on the subway trying to get the access code for the server room, but is distracted by a suicidal man wearing a bomb vest. Shaw rings them for advice on TalkingDownTheSuicidal, but they're too busy to help much. Later Shaw is annoyed by a flirty phone call from Root, [[DyingDeclarationOfLove who's actually calling because she's about to get killed.]] Because this is all a simulation, we keep running through different versions of this trope.
26th Mar '16 9:13:47 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Played with at both ends of the conversation in "Weekend at Bobby's". Dean calls Bobby Singer for information on how to kill a demon that Sam is currently fighting in the background. At the same time Bobby, who has a corpse buried in his backyard, is trying to fend off a suspicious FBI agent.
7th Mar '16 3:20:09 PM Trogdor7620
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (2007). It's {{justified|Trope}}, though, as well as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Captain Lennox tries to make a call to ThePentagon while his (dwindling) men fight off Scorponok.

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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' (2007). It's {{justified|Trope}}, though, as well as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Captain Lennox tries to make a call to ThePentagon while his (dwindling) men fight off Scorponok. The justification comes from Bay's military advisors listing similar issues soldiers had while trying to connect to the Pentagon mid-battle.



-->'''Lennox:''' I'm in the middle of a war! This is FRIGGIN' RIDICULOUS!!



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18th Feb '16 9:19:04 AM NeonFox
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-->'''[[AudienceParticipation Audience]]:''' [[{{Pun}} So's Brad!]]
6th Jan '16 3:53:51 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/{{Dexter}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dexter_phone_500x311.png]]]]
5th Jan '16 7:03:42 PM merotoker
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* A Advertising/{{GEICO}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QElh81jdEo commercial]] in the "It's What You Do" series of ads notes that if you're a mother, you call at the worst time.



* Subverted in ''LightNovel/DenpaTekiNaKanojo'' WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Kuraki answers with those very words to DefectiveDetective Ame while struggling to [[spoiler: maim or kill a girl who unwittingly destroyed her life]] This only shows how way over the hill the situation is.

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* Subverted in ''LightNovel/DenpaTekiNaKanojo'' WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Kuraki answers with those very words to DefectiveDetective Ame while struggling to [[spoiler: maim or kill a girl who unwittingly destroyed her life]] life]]. This only shows how way over the hill the situation is.



** It was also deconstructed in the reboot,where the distraction of the cellphone stop Pikappa from attacking a monster and almost get him killed.

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** It was also deconstructed in the reboot,where reboot, where the distraction of the cellphone stop Pikappa from attacking a monster and almost get him killed.



* Literature/TheRadix: During a dangerous car chase, Brynstone gets a call from wife who wants to tell him their daughter said her first word.

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* Literature/TheRadix: ''Literature/TheRadix'': During a dangerous car chase, Brynstone gets a call from wife who wants to tell him their daughter said her first word.



* In Michael Crichton's novel, ''Literature/JurassicPark'', game warden Robert Muldoon has to cut a radio call short because he is "very popular at the moment." At the time, he was cornered in a large concrete pipe by a group of hungry velociraptors.

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* In Michael Crichton's Creator/MichaelCrichton's novel, ''Literature/JurassicPark'', game warden Robert Muldoon has to cut a radio call short because he is "very popular at the moment." At the time, he was cornered in a large concrete pipe by a group of hungry velociraptors.



* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble:'' In a flashback, Soukichi Narumi talks to his daughter while in the middle of his first battle as Kamen Rider Skull. While the bad guys are attempting to kersplat him with industrial equipment, Akiko calls and Soukichi casually talks about how fighting for justice (as a detective) seems heavy enough to ''crush'' a man sometimes, but he'll be okay. [[spoiler: Thanks to a MonsterOfTheWeek curse that does ''not'' have NoOntologicalInertia placed on him later in the film, he can never see Akiko again]], so this scene becomes HarsherInHindsight as [[spoiler: it's likely their last-ever conversation.]]

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble:'' In a flashback, Soukichi Narumi talks to his daughter while in the middle of his first battle as Kamen Rider Skull. While the bad guys are attempting to kersplat him with industrial equipment, Akiko calls and Soukichi casually talks about how fighting for justice (as a detective) seems heavy enough to ''crush'' a man sometimes, but he'll be okay. [[spoiler: Thanks to a MonsterOfTheWeek curse that does ''not'' have NoOntologicalInertia placed on him later in the film, he can never see Akiko again]], so this scene becomes HarsherInHindsight as [[spoiler: it's likely their last-ever conversation.]]conversation]].



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' ("Root Cause") opens with Finch at the library pouring tea, then ringing up Reese to wish him a pleasant "Good Morning". Cut to Reese being slammed about the room by a bald-headed thug twice as big as he is.
-->'''Finch:''' Bit of a bad connection. Were you able to convince Mr Billoc to abandon his plans to kill his ex-wife?
-->'''Reese:''' I'm working on it.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' ("Root Cause") ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
** "Root Cause"
opens with Finch at the library pouring tea, then ringing up Reese to wish him a pleasant "Good Morning". Cut to Reese being slammed about the room by a bald-headed thug twice as big as he is.
-->'''Finch:''' --->'''Finch:''' Bit of a bad connection. Were you able to convince Mr Billoc to abandon his plans to kill his ex-wife?
-->'''Reese:''' --->'''Reese:''' I'm working on it.



** Unfortunately all this serves as foreshadowing for "Dark Water" [[spoiler:where Clara calls her boyfriend with a LoveConfession that can't wait a few minutes until he gets home. Distracted by the phone call, Danny is killed in a road accident.]]

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** Unfortunately all this serves as foreshadowing for "Dark Water" [[spoiler:where Clara calls her boyfriend with a LoveConfession that can't wait a few minutes until he gets home. Distracted by the phone call, Danny is killed in a road accident.]]accident]].



* Snake does this in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' when he gets codec calls at bad times. Notably bad, given the absurd amount of time that he often spends chatting with MissionControl instead of doing his job. Lampooned in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=159 this]] Webcomics/VGCats strip.

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* Snake does this in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' when he gets codec calls at bad times. Notably bad, given the absurd amount of time that he often spends chatting with MissionControl instead of doing his job. Lampooned in [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=159 this]] Webcomics/VGCats Webcomic/VGCats strip.



* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', the player character can be called by NPC's on his cell phone any time he's not in the middle of a race or mission. Many players found this to be an annoying feature. During some missions though, there are scripted sequences in which the main character gets a phone call during missions, such as being invited to go to a strip club during a high speed police chase, and being called to go cruising for chicks while kidnapping the daughter of a mob boss.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', the player character can be called by NPC's {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs on his cell phone any time he's not in the middle of a race or mission. Many players found this to be an annoying feature. During some missions though, there are scripted sequences in which the main character gets a phone call during missions, such as being invited to go to a strip club during a high speed police chase, and being called to go cruising for chicks while kidnapping the daughter of a mob boss.



* Happens on the [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Bloody_Urban/index.php?p=706870 very first page]] of ''Troperworks/BloodyUrban''.

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* Happens on the [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Bloody_Urban/index.php?p=706870 very first page]] of ''Troperworks/BloodyUrban''.''WebComic/BloodyUrban''.



** There's also a few Kimmunicator calls that have come in during action sequences. In the first GrandFinale, Kim is under attack by giant robots, calls Wade, and he's got another one destroying his room. Earlier in the film, Kim takes a call from her friend Monique for some high school gossip while flying down a street in central Tokyo on a grapple line attached to Shego's fighter jet.

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** There's also a few Kimmunicator calls that have come in during action sequences. In the first GrandFinale, SeriesFauxnale, Kim is under attack by giant robots, calls Wade, and he's got another one destroying his room. Earlier in the film, Kim takes a call from her friend Monique for some high school gossip while flying down a street in central Tokyo on a grapple line attached to Shego's fighter jet.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Wild Cards," Franchise/{{Batman}} takes a call from Franchise/TheFlash while he's in the middle of a fight. The Flash had a good reason for calling, since he needed instructions on [[WireDilemma how to disarm a bomb]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Wild Cards," Franchise/{{Batman}} takes a call from Franchise/TheFlash while he's in the middle of a fight. The Flash had a good reason for calling, since he needed instructions on [[WireDilemma how to disarm a bomb]].



* In the ''DanVs'' episode "Baseball," Elise--who is some kind of secret agent, unbeknownst to her husband Chris--fields several calls from him while involved on a mission. The last time he's calling to say that he's on the field at the World Series...while she's just below his feet, trying to disarm a bomb that's set to blow up the stadium.

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* In the ''DanVs'' ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' episode "Baseball," Elise--who is some kind of secret agent, unbeknownst to her husband Chris--fields several calls from him while involved on a mission. The last time he's calling to say that he's on the field at the World Series...while she's just below his feet, trying to disarm a bomb that's set to blow up the stadium.
17th Dec '15 10:05:36 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 3'' Alex's mom calls while he's home alone with the burglars.

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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 3'' ''Film/HomeAlone3'', Alex's mom calls while he's home alone with the burglars.
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