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7th Jul '17 10:15:07 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'': In "Planes, Trains, and Dude-mobiles", when Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails get arrested, Sonic tries to call Amy so she can bail them out. Not only is Amy in the middle of a battle, she thinks he's prank calling her and hangs up.
21st Jun '17 6:26:37 PM JackG
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* In the novelisation of ''Film/SuddenImpact'', a criminal arrested by Dirty Harry keeps arrogantly demanding his phone call, but can't get through to the person he wants. As he's allowed a phone call that ''connects'', the police have to let him keep trying -- eventually he calls another member of his gang who can bail him out.

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* In the novelisation of ''Film/SuddenImpact'', a criminal arrested by Dirty Harry keeps arrogantly demanding his phone call, but can't get through to the person he wants.wants (the local police chief whom he's blackmailing, but who refuses to pick up the phone)]]. As he's allowed a phone call that ''connects'', the police have to let him keep trying -- eventually he calls another member of his gang who can bail him out.
10th Jun '17 2:37:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WoodyWoodpecker'' once invoked this trope before being executed by pirates. He called for help from his uncle. [[OhCrap Who was a]] [[YanksWithTanks U.S. Army]] [[CurbStompBattle general]].

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* ''WoodyWoodpecker'' ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' once invoked this trope before being executed by pirates. He called for help from his uncle. [[OhCrap Who was a]] [[YanksWithTanks U.S. Army]] [[CurbStompBattle general]].
28th May '17 2:57:13 PM Spiegel1
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* Chapter 34 of ''Fanfic/TheShockerLegit'' has the following line: "If you've only got one phone call, make it to [[spoiler: the Punisher]]. One word: Help."
18th May '17 11:34:58 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''AGemOfADay'', [[spoiler:Applejack gets one [[ItsALongStory after she and Rarity are arrested for breaking into Suri Polomare's house]]. She uses it to call Sunset Shimmer to come bail them out]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Holio",Lilo pretends to have been arrested:

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Holio",Lilo "Holio", Lilo pretends to have been arrested:
30th Apr '17 1:34:07 AM LinTaylor
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* In the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' post-game {{DLC}} "Catwoman's Revenge", Catwoman breaks into Riddler's secret hideout as payback for using her as bait for Batman (complete with an ExplosiveLeash). As she gets into the base, Riddler uses his One Phone Call to try and activate a prison break protocol. HilarityEnsues, between his SesquipedalianLoquaciousness messing up his computer ("Error. Do not understand exigent[=/=]immured[=/=][[RuleOfThree run]][=/=][[{{Angrish}} argh]].") and his desperate attempts to keep the police from realizing that he isn't actually talking to his lawyer.
2nd Mar '17 4:01:35 AM ClatoLawa
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* A ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' has a character making his one phone call to a law firm, whose name is so long that his time limit on the call is up before he can actually ask to talk to anyone.
27th Dec '16 4:03:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main character in ''A Pure Formality (1994)'' makes a huge fuzz about being denied his phone call.

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* The main character in ''A Pure Formality ''Film/APureFormality (1994)'' makes a huge fuzz about being denied his phone call.



* ''The Hitcher'' (1986). The protagonist (who's delivering a car across the United States) is arrested on suspicion of the murders actually committed by the serial killer (the eponymous hitchhiker). He asks the police to call the car dealership to verify his story. The police do so, but hang up when no-one answers, despite protests that they should have let it ring longer.

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* ''The Hitcher'' ''Film/TheHitcher'' (1986). The protagonist (who's delivering a car across the United States) is arrested on suspicion of the murders actually committed by the serial killer (the eponymous hitchhiker). He asks the police to call the car dealership to verify his story. The police do so, but hang up when no-one answers, despite protests that they should have let it ring longer.
27th Dec '16 3:53:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a sketch in ''NotTheNineOClockNews'', Mel Smith has been arrested for making obscene phone calls. Given his OnePhoneCall, he calls a woman and starts heavy breathing at her.

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* In a sketch in ''NotTheNineOClockNews'', ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'', Mel Smith has been arrested for making obscene phone calls. Given his OnePhoneCall, he calls a woman and starts heavy breathing at her.
16th Dec '16 10:19:12 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In "Slash Fiction", Sam and Dean Winchester have been framed by EvilTwin shapeshifters for various spree killings. After being arrested, Dean pleads "just give me one, ''one'' phone call." The sheriff is inclined to refuse, but holds Dean's phone up to the bars and is completely dumbfounded by the subsequent discussion with [[MissionControl Bobby Singer]] on how to kill monsters with decapitation and cleaning fluids. He decides that Dean is insane and cuts short the call...until he sees the shapeshifters ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
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In "Slash Fiction", Sam and Dean Winchester have been framed by EvilTwin shapeshifters for various spree killings. After being arrested, Dean pleads "just give me one, ''one'' phone call." The sheriff is inclined to refuse, but holds Dean's phone up to the bars and is completely dumbfounded by the subsequent discussion with [[MissionControl Bobby Singer]] on how to kill monsters with decapitation and cleaning fluids. He decides that Dean is insane and cuts short the call...until he sees the shapeshifters ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.officers.
** In "A Little Slice of Kevin", several people are abducted by the demon Crowley. One of them is WrongGenreSavvy and demands his right to a phone call. Crowley makes him vomit blood and die.
-->'''Crowley:''' Any more complaints?
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