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13th Apr '13 3:48:49 PM JIKTV
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->'''The Town Square'''\\
You are standing in the middle of a pretty town square in the center of a nondescript England town. Like most any other nondescript New England town, there's not much to see or do here, but maybe you'll find something amusing and enjoyable to do.\\
\\
A shiny metal phone booth sits in the center of the square.

PUTPBAA is a spinoff of the minimalist InteractiveFiction "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/176 Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die]]" and the differently minimalist "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/431 Aisle]]". Just as in the latter, you can only make one move, and then the game ends. You have a host of other commands to choose from, and each one leads to hundreds of {{Alternate Ending}}s, each one sillier than the last.

The game can be downloaded [[http://www.wurb.com/if/game/1380 here]], or played online [[http://www.spatch.net/games/play.cgi?game=ddyte here.]]

It has also been [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Game:Pick_Up_the_Phone_Booth_and_Aisle "ported"]] to Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}.
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!!PUTBAA uses the following tropes:
* AllJustADream: Mocked with [[spoiler:"wake"]].
* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:"Yay. You jumped."]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues
* AWinnerIsYou
* BecomingTheGenie: [[spoiler: Try to "Bunk In" the phone booth and see what happens.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Several.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Try "wave".
* CargoShip: Invoked. Several endings imply romantic involvement between you and the booth. Others aren't so subtle.
* CataclysmClimax: Well let's see... among the "Game Overs" include death by meteor, death by the wrath of god, death by "ICE STOOOOOOORM", death by CosmicHorror...
* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:>WIN "Okay." ***YOU WIN***]] Or so it seems.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Granted, while there are over 200 endings to the game, the [[http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/solutions/putpbaa.sol ending archive]] fails to list the word 'set' as a possible verb.
** Remember how typing "Inventory" [[spoiler:causes your pants to explode?]] Try typing Disarm [[spoiler:Pants]], Disleg [[spoiler:Pants]], Throw [[spoiler:Pants]], Remove [[spoiler:Pants]], Eat [[spoiler:Pants]], and then Deactivate [[spoiler:Pants]].
* TheDogBitesBack: There are a number of ways to kill the phone booth. Unfortunately, there are even MORE ways it can kill you instead.
* DownerEnding: Most endings end badly for the protagonist.
** [[spoiler:"Love Me",]] however, is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* DiabolusExMachina: "Cook Booth" ends with a safe falling on the protagonist.
** "Burn Booth" ends with God smiting you with lightning.
* EverybodyLives: Many of the "Happy" endings are like this.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Type "look southwest".
* ExactWords: Some of the endings like to misinterpret commands like "[[spoiler:tie booth]]". This can be confusing to those who try synonyms like "[[spoiler:fix booth]]".
* GainaxEnding: "Eat Booth" results in a mishmash of references to ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}''.
* HappilyEverAfter: Occasionally.
* HaveANiceDeath
* InterfaceScrew: After using undo as a verb, [[spoiler:no matter what keys you press the game will type out, one letter per keypress, "drive" and execute that command]], to much confusion if it was an accident.
** Even ''more'' confusing since [[spoiler:"drive" is not one of the recognized commands in the game proper]].
** This is a shout-out to Creator/AdamCadre's ''Shrapnel'', which pulls the same trick.
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Lampshaded; if you try to perform an action with a direction, you get creative bug responses. Waltz <direction>, for example, gets you the response, 'Your new name is Waltzes with Bugs'.
* ItsAWonderfulFailure
* TheHeroDies: A LOT
* LogicBomb: Type in "enter self".
* LoveHurts: Choosing to "Love Booth" causes the phone booth to give you a big hug. [[spoiler: Did I say big hug? I mean it falls on you and crushes you.]]
* MindScrew: Kick the phone booth.
** Also, [[spoiler: look southeast.]] Could possibly be a reference to the IF game ''Shade''.
** Try to undo without performing an action first.
** Also try waltz with me.
* MultipleEndings: The entire point of the game.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Try entering [[ClassicCheatCode "xyzzy"]], and a disembodied voice will complain about being summoned every time someone decides to make this reference.
* NonstandardGameOver: Many times, you don't exactly die, but the game ends anyway.
* NoodleIncident: Type in "walk" and the phone booth somehow impregnates you. And you end up in the Gobi desert.
* NowWhat
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: Type "open booth".
* ReticulatingSplines: "Smock my knickers" gives you this phrase.
* ShoutOut: To lots of other {{Text Adventure}}s. And pop culture. And all sorts of other stuff.
** Many endings describe the plot of movies or books.
* SchrodingersGun: Depending on the ending, you may end up being a MIT student, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]], or even {{Superman}}.
* SexyDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:'Touch booth'.]]
* SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved: Two endings cast you as {{Superman}} of all people!
* StuffBlowingUp: Type "blow up booth" and [[LudicrousGibs "blow up self"]].
* TitleDrop: Do it! You'll win! [[spoiler: Really!]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Again, the whole point of the game.
* TurbineBlender: If you try to "fly", in a paragraph-long reference to [[spoiler:''{{Photopia}}''.]]
* TwistEnding: Type "Wait"
* WaferThinMint: Watch what happens when you type "fill self".
* WallOfText: You get one by typing "about".
* WeddingsForEveryone: Yes, one of the endings involves a wedding. In it, you marry [[spoiler: the phone booth.]]
* YouCantGetYeFlask: Some verbs ([[spoiler:love, undo]]) resolve differently depending on whether you specify the phone booth as the target or not.
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->'''The Town Square'''\\
You are standing in the middle of a pretty town square in the center of a nondescript England town. Like most any other nondescript New England town, there's not much to see or do here, but maybe you'll find something amusing and enjoyable to do.\\
\\
A shiny metal phone booth sits in the center of the square.

PUTPBAA is a spinoff of the minimalist InteractiveFiction "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/176 Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die]]" and the differently minimalist "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/431 Aisle]]". Just as in the latter, you can only make one move, and then the game ends. You have a host of other commands to choose from, and each one leads to hundreds of {{Alternate Ending}}s, each one sillier than the last.

The game can be downloaded [[http://www.wurb.com/if/game/1380 here]], or played online [[http://www.spatch.net/games/play.cgi?game=ddyte here.]]

It has also been [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Game:Pick_Up_the_Phone_Booth_and_Aisle "ported"]] to Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}.
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!!PUTBAA uses the following tropes:
* AllJustADream: Mocked with [[spoiler:"wake"]].
* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:"Yay. You jumped."]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues
* AWinnerIsYou
* BecomingTheGenie: [[spoiler: Try to "Bunk In" the phone booth and see what happens.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Several.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Try "wave".
* CargoShip: Invoked. Several endings imply romantic involvement between you and the booth. Others aren't so subtle.
* CataclysmClimax: Well let's see... among the "Game Overs" include death by meteor, death by the wrath of god, death by "ICE STOOOOOOORM", death by CosmicHorror...
* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:>WIN "Okay." ***YOU WIN***]] Or so it seems.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Granted, while there are over 200 endings to the game, the [[http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/solutions/putpbaa.sol ending archive]] fails to list the word 'set' as a possible verb.
** Remember how typing "Inventory" [[spoiler:causes your pants to explode?]] Try typing Disarm [[spoiler:Pants]], Disleg [[spoiler:Pants]], Throw [[spoiler:Pants]], Remove [[spoiler:Pants]], Eat [[spoiler:Pants]], and then Deactivate [[spoiler:Pants]].
* TheDogBitesBack: There are a number of ways to kill the phone booth. Unfortunately, there are even MORE ways it can kill you instead.
* DownerEnding: Most endings end badly for the protagonist.
** [[spoiler:"Love Me",]] however, is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* DiabolusExMachina: "Cook Booth" ends with a safe falling on the protagonist.
** "Burn Booth" ends with God smiting you with lightning.
* EverybodyLives: Many of the "Happy" endings are like this.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Type "look southwest".
* ExactWords: Some of the endings like to misinterpret commands like "[[spoiler:tie booth]]". This can be confusing to those who try synonyms like "[[spoiler:fix booth]]".
* GainaxEnding: "Eat Booth" results in a mishmash of references to ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}''.
* HappilyEverAfter: Occasionally.
* HaveANiceDeath
* InterfaceScrew: After using undo as a verb, [[spoiler:no matter what keys you press the game will type out, one letter per keypress, "drive" and execute that command]], to much confusion if it was an accident.
** Even ''more'' confusing since [[spoiler:"drive" is not one of the recognized commands in the game proper]].
** This is a shout-out to Creator/AdamCadre's ''Shrapnel'', which pulls the same trick.
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Lampshaded; if you try to perform an action with a direction, you get creative bug responses. Waltz <direction>, for example, gets you the response, 'Your new name is Waltzes with Bugs'.
* ItsAWonderfulFailure
* TheHeroDies: A LOT
* LogicBomb: Type in "enter self".
* LoveHurts: Choosing to "Love Booth" causes the phone booth to give you a big hug. [[spoiler: Did I say big hug? I mean it falls on you and crushes you.]]
* MindScrew: Kick the phone booth.
** Also, [[spoiler: look southeast.]] Could possibly be a reference to the IF game ''Shade''.
** Try to undo without performing an action first.
** Also try waltz with me.
* MultipleEndings: The entire point of the game.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Try entering [[ClassicCheatCode "xyzzy"]], and a disembodied voice will complain about being summoned every time someone decides to make this reference.
* NonstandardGameOver: Many times, you don't exactly die, but the game ends anyway.
* NoodleIncident: Type in "walk" and the phone booth somehow impregnates you. And you end up in the Gobi desert.
* NowWhat
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: Type "open booth".
* ReticulatingSplines: "Smock my knickers" gives you this phrase.
* ShoutOut: To lots of other {{Text Adventure}}s. And pop culture. And all sorts of other stuff.
** Many endings describe the plot of movies or books.
* SchrodingersGun: Depending on the ending, you may end up being a MIT student, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]], or even {{Superman}}.
* SexyDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:'Touch booth'.]]
* SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved: Two endings cast you as {{Superman}} of all people!
* StuffBlowingUp: Type "blow up booth" and [[LudicrousGibs "blow up self"]].
* TitleDrop: Do it! You'll win! [[spoiler: Really!]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Again, the whole point of the game.
* TurbineBlender: If you try to "fly", in a paragraph-long reference to [[spoiler:''{{Photopia}}''.]]
* TwistEnding: Type "Wait"
* WaferThinMint: Watch what happens when you type "fill self".
* WallOfText: You get one by typing "about".
* WeddingsForEveryone: Yes, one of the endings involves a wedding. In it, you marry [[spoiler: the phone booth.]]
* YouCantGetYeFlask: Some verbs ([[spoiler:love, undo]]) resolve differently depending on whether you specify the phone booth as the target or not.
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13th Apr '13 3:32:06 PM JIKTV
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* GainaxEnding: "Eat Booth" results in a mishmash of references to ''{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}''.

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* GainaxEnding: "Eat Booth" results in a mishmash of references to ''{{Aisle}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}''.
27th Jan '13 2:51:19 PM TheGreatUnknown
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Added DiffLines:

* TurbineBlender: If you try to "fly", in a paragraph-long reference to [[spoiler:''{{Photopia}}''.]]
10th Jan '13 12:33:12 PM PlanetKhaos
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** Also try waltz with me.
3rd Dec '12 7:06:01 PM Antwan
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PUTBAA uses the following tropes:

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!!PUTBAA
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** This is a shout-out to AdamCadre's ''Shrapnel'', which pulls the same trick.

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** This is a shout-out to AdamCadre's Creator/AdamCadre's ''Shrapnel'', which pulls the same trick.
30th Nov '12 4:27:50 PM Ryusui
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* GainaxEnding: Try "Eat". Even the parser comments on how little sense it makes.
** 'Kick' ends with a pretty Gainaxy ending too.
*** Both are references to other interactive fiction - ''{{Aisle}}'' and ''{{Losing Your Grip}}'', I believe.

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* GainaxEnding: Try "Eat". Even the parser comments on how little sense it makes.
** 'Kick' ends with
"Eat Booth" results in a pretty Gainaxy ending too.
*** Both are
mishmash of references to other interactive fiction - ''{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}'', I believe.Grip}}''.
13th Aug '12 3:57:10 AM Antwan
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It has also been [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Game:Pick_Up_the_Phone_Booth_and_Aisle "ported"]] to {{Uncyclopedia}}.

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It has also been [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Game:Pick_Up_the_Phone_Booth_and_Aisle "ported"]] to {{Uncyclopedia}}.Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}.
16th Jun '12 10:29:28 AM movie007
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* [=~Everything's Better With Princesses~=]: Type "look southwest".

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* [=~Everything's Better With Princesses~=]: EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Type "look southwest".



* [=~I Can't Use These Things Together~=]: Lampshaded; if you try to perform an action with a direction, you get creative bug responses. Waltz <direction>, for example, gets you the response, 'Your new name is Waltzes with Bugs'.

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* [=~I Can't Use These Things Together~=]: ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Lampshaded; if you try to perform an action with a direction, you get creative bug responses. Waltz <direction>, for example, gets you the response, 'Your new name is Waltzes with Bugs'.



* [=~Oh God, With The Verbing!~=]: Type "open booth".

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* [=~Oh God, With The Verbing!~=]: OhGodWithTheVerbing: Type "open booth".



* [=~You Can't Get Ye Flask~=]: Some verbs ([[spoiler:love, undo]]) resolve differently depending on whether you specify the phone booth as the target or not.

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* [=~You Can't Get Ye Flask~=]: YouCantGetYeFlask: Some verbs ([[spoiler:love, undo]]) resolve differently depending on whether you specify the phone booth as the target or not.

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17th May '12 11:38:46 AM SingingRain
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* SchrodingersGun: Depending on the ending, you may end up being a MIT student, [[GetSmart Maxwell Smart]], or even {{Superman}}.

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* SchrodingersGun: Depending on the ending, you may end up being a MIT student, [[GetSmart [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]], or even {{Superman}}.
5th Mar '12 12:14:11 AM VeronicaWakefield
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* EndingFatigue: So very averted.



* TearJerker: The Uncyclopedia version has "Examine me".
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