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18th Feb '17 3:02:14 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Vice Versa'', when Judge Reinhold's character races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character reveals who he is.

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* In ''Vice Versa'', ''Film/ViceVersa'', when Judge Reinhold's character races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end for about less than a minute that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character reveals who he is.
18th Feb '17 2:59:46 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Vice Versa'', when Judge Reinhold's character races to answer the pay phone that one of the kidnappers is calling to, he is breathing so hard on his end that the female kidnapper thinks it's a pervert on the phone until Judge's character reveals who he is.
28th Oct '16 1:34:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''GilligansIsland'':

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* ''GilligansIsland'':''Series/GilligansIsland'':
4th Oct '16 2:09:43 AM tigerstar
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to deal with a series of prank calls made to Alan
4th Oct '16 2:05:05 AM tigerstar
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* In ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'', the hotel receptionists have been taking phone messages for Alan from a prank caller giving joke names, and mistake Bill Oddie for one of them.
-->'''Alan:''' [Reading from a list] "Mr. G. String... Mr. Nick Hers... Y. Front... Mr. T. Osser"? That doesnít even work! "Mr. B. Oddie"? This is Bill Oddie! Itís not a prank call. Why have you put it on there?
-->'''Susan:''' Well, we thought it looked like "body".
-->'''Alan:''' Whatís rude about a body?
-->[{{beat}}]
-->'''Sophie:''' Tits?

to deal with a series of prank calls made to Alan
5th Sep '16 4:20:16 PM ultimomant
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* On ''GilligansIsland'', a transoceanic telephone cable washes ashore onto the island. They tap into the cable and somehow manage to call a mainland US telephone operator. When they frantically yell things like "Help, we're stranded on a desert island!!" , the operator just bemusedly hangs up.

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* On ''GilligansIsland'', a ''GilligansIsland'':
** A
transoceanic telephone cable washes ashore onto the island. They tap into the cable and somehow manage to call a mainland US telephone operator. When they frantically yell things like "Help, we're stranded on a desert island!!" , the operator just bemusedly hangs up.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Hitchhiker" has a woman being chased by a strange creep. Near the end, she finds a phone to call her mother, but the mother says she thinks it's a prank since her daughter [[DeadAllAlong died two weeks ago]], and it is there she finds out [[TheGrimReaper who that creep was]].

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Hitchhiker" has a woman being chased by a strange creep. Near the end, she finds a phone to call her mother, but the mother says she thinks it's a prank since her daughter [[DeadAllAlong died two weeks ago]], and it is there she finds out [[TheGrimReaper who that creep was]].
4th Aug '16 8:23:23 PM MsChibi
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Related to CassandraTruth; YouHaveToBelieveMe, YourCostumeNeedsWork. May involve a person with an unfortunate RealJokeName.

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Related to CassandraTruth; YouHaveToBelieveMe, YourCostumeNeedsWork. May involve a person with an unfortunate RealJokeName.
RealJokeName. May also involve an EvilPhone.
1st Aug '16 4:13:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The calls in ''CrankYankers'' *are* pranks in RealLife, but apparently genuine in the puppets' universe.

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* The calls in ''CrankYankers'' ''Series/CrankYankers'' *are* pranks in RealLife, but apparently genuine in the puppets' universe.
12th May '16 10:05:19 PM Ayasugi
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Vision Quest" has most of the main cast trapped in a stuck elevator. When Ray realizes that his phone has reception and calls 911, the operator assumes he's making either a prank or frivolous call and disconnects him. Then when he calls back she has the number blocked.
10th May '16 12:40:24 AM RevolutionStone
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* If you're doing research on the [[UranusIsShowing seventh planet from the sun]], it's probably better not done via phone calls, as they'll almost assuredly be mistaken for these.



* Also a known problem with trained service animals calling 911-nowdays, many databases have an alert that pops up saying there's a trained service animal at the location, but it can still happen. Ditto with the 'accidental 911 call, animal really in trouble' scenarios that pop up every now and then.

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* Also a known problem with trained service animals calling 911-nowdays, 911-nowadays, many databases have an alert that pops up saying there's a trained service animal at the location, but it can still happen. Ditto with the 'accidental 911 call, animal really in trouble' scenarios that pop up every now and then.
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