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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?
2nd Dec '16 5:12:41 AM JackG
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* ''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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* 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.
2nd Dec '16 5:04:37 AM 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 Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.

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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 Dean's EvilTwin the shapeshifters ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.
2nd Dec '16 5:03:11 AM 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 walks out...until he sees Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.

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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 walks out...cuts short the call...until he sees Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.
2nd Dec '16 5:01:48 AM 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 demands his 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 walks out...until he sees Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.

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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 demands his pleads "just give me one, ''one'' phone call. 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 walks out...until he sees Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.
2nd Dec '16 5:00:07 AM 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 demands his 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 walks out...until he sees Dean's EvilTwin ''eating'' one of his fellow officers.
31st Oct '16 12:31:54 PM BillWoods
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Search and Destroy", [[ArtificialIntelligence Samaritan]] [[EverythingIsOnline changes police records]] so the VictimOfTheWeek will be arrested, then transferred to a maximum security prison where he can be killed. He demands the right to a phone call, but Samaritan has altered the record to say he's already had his call.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
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In "Search "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS04E19 Search and Destroy", Destroy]]", [[ArtificialIntelligence Samaritan]] [[EverythingIsOnline changes police records]] so the VictimOfTheWeek will be arrested, then transferred to a maximum security prison where he can be killed. He demands the right to a phone call, but Samaritan has altered the record to say he's already had his call.call.
** Denied in "[[Recap/PersonOfInterestS05E10 The Day the World Went Away]]". An FBI agent tells Finch that if he names an attorney, they'll make the call for him. Of course, the Machine prevents Finch from being taken into holding, and then calls ''him''.
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