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14th Aug '16 6:10:29 PM GoblinCipher
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* Used as a plot for a ''Series/{{DesigningWomen}}'' episode. The plot focus is more on the characters preparing for the prize (an all-you-can-grab shopping spree) instead of trying to win.

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* Used as a plot for a ''Series/{{DesigningWomen}}'' ''Series/DesigningWomen'' episode. The plot focus is more on the characters preparing for the prize (an all-you-can-grab shopping spree) instead of trying to win.
14th Aug '16 6:09:53 PM GoblinCipher
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* Used as a plot for a ''Series/{{DesigningWomen}}'' episode. The plot focus is more on the characters preparing for the prize (an all-you-can-grab shopping spree) instead of trying to win.
7th Jun '16 3:53:25 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', the protagonist was able to get on the Indian version of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' by calling when the host says, "If", instead of at the end of, "If you want to be on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', call this number".

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* In ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', the protagonist was able to get on the Indian version of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' by calling when the host says, "If", instead of at the end of, "If you want to be on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', call this number".
8th Dec '15 12:46:58 AM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Wild Goose", Walter Denton, pretending to be a radio quiz host, tricks Mr. Conklin into believing he's won a television set from Sherry's Department Store.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "Wild Goose", Walter Denton, pretending to be a radio quiz host, tricks Mr. Conklin into believing he's won a television set from Sherry's Department Store.
24th Nov '15 12:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Sacramento, 107.9 had people competing for a Creator/{{Nintendo}} {{Wii}} (the contest was quite inanely named "[[IncrediblyLamePun Hold Your Wee For a Wii]]") by drinking small bottles of water every fifteen minutes, the contestants would lose the contest if they went to the bathroom. One contestant, Jennifer Strange, famously died of water intoxication; her family later sued the station and Nintendo for wrongful death.

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* In Sacramento, 107.9 had people competing for a Creator/{{Nintendo}} {{Wii}} (the contest was quite inanely named "[[IncrediblyLamePun Hold "Hold Your Wee For a Wii]]") Wii") by drinking small bottles of water every fifteen minutes, the contestants would lose the contest if they went to the bathroom. One contestant, Jennifer Strange, famously died of water intoxication; her family later sued the station and Nintendo for wrongful death.
24th Nov '15 12:54:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SlumdogMillionaire'', the protagonist was able to get on the Indian version of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' by calling when the host says, "If", instead of at the end of, "If you want to be on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', call this number".
* The "simple trivia" version was subverted in ''[[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer I Still Know What You Did LastSummer]]'', in that the "contest" was a ruse to get the heroine to the killer's island.
* An incredibly minor subplot of the film ''OneCrazySummer'' involves the nervous, sleep-deprived uncle of one of the main characters, who spends the entire film hovering over a phone and a radio waiting for the right moment to call the local station and win a million dollars. As the film ends, that moment comes, and his is the lucky call -- until he is abruptly disconnected and the ''next'' caller becomes the winner. As the credits roll, he takes another character's missile launcher ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) and blows up the station.

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* In ''SlumdogMillionaire'', ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', the protagonist was able to get on the Indian version of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' by calling when the host says, "If", instead of at the end of, "If you want to be on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', call this number".
* The "simple trivia" version was subverted in ''[[Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer I Still Know What You Did LastSummer]]'', ''Film/IStillKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'', in that the "contest" was a ruse to get the heroine to the killer's island.
* An incredibly minor subplot of the film ''OneCrazySummer'' ''Film/OneCrazySummer'' involves the nervous, sleep-deprived uncle of one of the main characters, who spends the entire film hovering over a phone and a radio waiting for the right moment to call the local station and win a million dollars. As the film ends, that moment comes, and his is the lucky call -- until he is abruptly disconnected and the ''next'' caller becomes the winner. As the credits roll, he takes another character's missile launcher ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) and blows up the station.



* ''DrakeAndJosh''.
* In an episode of ''HannahMontana'', Jackson wins basketball tickets and must decide who to take, his dad or his best friend.
* One episode of ''TheAmandaShow'' features a scene where Amanda's [[LoonyFan self-proclaimed biggest fan]], Penelope, has a room full of phones to win a contest to meet Amanda. It actually works against her, as when they call her back to give her the prize she has so many phones that she can't figure out which one is ringing.
* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' has an episode where Cookie uses a jacket full of cell phones while trying to win a car. It all comes to nothing in the end, as the contest is for people 18 and up, making him ineligible. If only he'd listened to Moze...
* One episode of ''FullHouse'' featured DJ and Kimmy calling in one radio contest for Beach Boys tickets. Not being very good at naming Beach Boys songs, the girls are on the verge of blowing their chance when Danny, Joey, and Jesse (whose own attempt to call in was pre-empted by the girls, and who have been listening downstairs) burst in and shout the answer.
* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn tries to win SuperBowl tickets (as part of a special assignment from Mr. Fenney) by sitting on a billboard in the cold. He drops out when an Eskimo enters the contest.

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* ''DrakeAndJosh''.
''Series/DrakeAndJosh''.
* In an episode of ''HannahMontana'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', Jackson wins basketball tickets and must decide who to take, his dad or his best friend.
* One episode of ''TheAmandaShow'' ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' features a scene where Amanda's [[LoonyFan self-proclaimed biggest fan]], Penelope, has a room full of phones to win a contest to meet Amanda. It actually works against her, as when they call her back to give her the prize she has so many phones that she can't figure out which one is ringing.
* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' has an episode where Cookie uses a jacket full of cell phones while trying to win a car. It all comes to nothing in the end, as the contest is for people 18 and up, making him ineligible. If only he'd listened to Moze...
* One episode of ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' featured DJ and Kimmy calling in one radio contest for Beach Boys tickets. Not being very good at naming Beach Boys songs, the girls are on the verge of blowing their chance when Danny, Joey, and Jesse (whose own attempt to call in was pre-empted by the girls, and who have been listening downstairs) burst in and shout the answer.
* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn tries to win SuperBowl tickets (as part of a special assignment from Mr. Fenney) by sitting on a billboard in the cold. He drops out when an Eskimo enters the contest.



* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' had an episode where Charlie and Mac won a radio contest for a hockey vacation, with Charlie screaming in delight as the screen went to black for the title card.

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* ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' had an episode where Charlie and Mac won a radio contest for a hockey vacation, with Charlie screaming in delight as the screen went to black for the title card.



* In ''TwistedMetal: Head-On'', [[FragileSpeedster Spectre]] driver Chuckie Floop is in the Twisted Metal contest because he won one of these.

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* In ''TwistedMetal: ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal: Head-On'', [[FragileSpeedster Spectre]] driver Chuckie Floop is in the Twisted Metal contest because he won one of these.



* In an episode of ''RockosModernLife'', Heffer and Filburt try to use a room full of telephones to win two tickets to a wrestling match. They fail when Rocko dials a wrong number and ends up winning the tickets. Hilarious asshattery ensues.

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* In an episode of ''RockosModernLife'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Heffer and Filburt try to use a room full of telephones to win two tickets to a wrestling match. They fail when Rocko dials a wrong number and ends up winning the tickets. Hilarious asshattery ensues.



* There's a ''TazMania'' episode where Taz is critically injured and confined to bed when he gets a call from the radio contest that he can't answer. They try calling him multiple times before giving up.

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* There's a ''TazMania'' ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode where Taz is critically injured and confined to bed when he gets a call from the radio contest that he can't answer. They try calling him multiple times before giving up.
1st Sep '15 1:18:45 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Wild Goose", Walter Denton, pretending to be a radio quiz host, tricks Mr. Conklin into believing he's won a television set from Sherry's Department Store.
13th Dec '14 10:31:43 PM PrincessTogezo
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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Baseball", Grandpa Lou participates in a radio contest to win some tickets to a baseball game. He wins, and the rest of the episode is about what he, Stu, and Tommy did at the game.
14th Nov '14 6:11:21 PM mimitchi33
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* One "Got Milk?" commercial had a historian obsessed with the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr try to answer a trivia question about it to win a contest, but he had peanut butter sticking in his mouth and an empty milk glass, so he couldn't be understood.

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* One The very first "Got Milk?" commercial had a historian obsessed with the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr try to answer a trivia question about it to win a contest, but he had peanut butter sticking in his mouth and an empty milk glass, so he couldn't be understood.
30th Apr '14 7:56:20 AM randomsurfer
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* This happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer calls to give the correct answer to a trivia question. Even though Homer's low reading ability causes him to give a slightly wrong answer, he still wins the prize.

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* This happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer calls to give the correct answer to a trivia question. Even though Homer's low reading ability causes him to give a slightly wrong answer, he still wins the prize.prize.
** Bart answers the phone when a pair of [=DJs=] call a number at random and he answers with the phrase that pays: "WBBL is gonna give me something stupid!"
** Homer expects a call from the same [=DJs=] in another episode, but because the town had been split into two area codes they're calling Mr. Burns instead - different area code, same number.




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* For many years WMAQ in Chicago had a promotion where they'd call a number and if they answered "WMAQ is gonna make me rich" they'd win a cash prize.
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