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12th May '17 6:24:43 PM JackG
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* ''Series/GetSmart''
** A public phone booth turns out to be a DrowningPit. Smart has to get the operator to put through a call to CONTROL because he doesn't have any coins, but can't get the operator to believe that he's drowning in a telephone booth.
-->'''Smart:''' Operator, this is a matter of life and death!
-->'''Operator:''' That's what they ''all'' say.
** In another episode Smart has faked his death, and can't get Larrabee to believe it's really him when he calls for help. Larabee hangs up, but help arrives anyway after Larabee traced the call and discovered it came from a ShoePhone.
1st May '17 4:31:05 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''TVSeries/FastNLoud'' the secretary of the tuning shop gets numerous calls of someone who says he is Dale Earnhardt Jr. who wants a Chevrolet Nomad to be tuned. She thinks its a prank call and hangs up everytime being very annoyed. But somtime later the tuning shop gets a Package of Mountain Dew as a present. Guess what? The Caller WAS Dale Earnhardt Jr.!


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* In ''TVSeries/FastNLoud'' the secretary of the tuning shop gets numerous calls of someone who says he is Dale Earnhardt Jr. who wants a Chevrolet Nomad to be tuned. She thinks its a prank call and hangs up everytime being very annoyed. But somtime later the tuning shop gets a Package of Mountain Dew as a present. Guess what? The Caller WAS Dale Earnhardt Jr.!
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1st May '17 4:29:43 PM shawn_allen
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* Christopher Titus mentions in one of his albums that, during a family ski trip, the Newark police called him to say his father had died. Titus first didn't believe him and then told the officer to poke his dad to check if he was faking.
15th Apr '17 2:05:45 PM nombretomado
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* EddieVanHalen admitted that he had initially thought that the request from Music/MichaelJackson to contribute a guitar solo on one of his songs (Beat It) was a prank call.

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* EddieVanHalen Eddie Music/VanHalen admitted that he had initially thought that the request from Music/MichaelJackson to contribute a guitar solo on one of his songs (Beat It) was a prank call.
28th Mar '17 6:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy is on a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' style quiz show, while Mickey Pearce harasses Rodney with prank calls. When Del uses his "[[{{Lifelines}} phone a friend]]" to call Rodney, he initially assumes it's Mickey, but then realises. Unfortunately, he gives the wrong answer. Later, Del gets a phone call from the producer saying the question was worded poorly, and he's won after all. Absolutely certain that this is Mickey, he says to give it all to charity.

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* In an episode of ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy is on a ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' style quiz show, while Mickey Pearce harasses Rodney with prank calls. When Del uses his "[[{{Lifelines}} phone a friend]]" to call Rodney, he initially assumes it's Mickey, but then realises. Unfortunately, he gives the wrong answer. Later, Del gets a phone call from the producer saying the question was worded poorly, and he's won after all. Absolutely certain that this is Mickey, he says to give it all to charity.



* On ''AllMyChildren'', as Will tries to force himself on his wife Hayley, she barricades herself in the bedroom and frantically calls her ex-boyfriend Brian for help. Unfortunately, Brian's wife An-Li picks up. Already unconcerned, when Will picks up the extension sounding completely calm, An-Li is now certain that Hayley's actions are just some drunken attempt to get Brian back and hangs up.

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* On ''AllMyChildren'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'', as Will tries to force himself on his wife Hayley, she barricades herself in the bedroom and frantically calls her ex-boyfriend Brian for help. Unfortunately, Brian's wife An-Li picks up. Already unconcerned, when Will picks up the extension sounding completely calm, An-Li is now certain that Hayley's actions are just some drunken attempt to get Brian back and hangs up.
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'':''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
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