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24th Sep '16 6:04:23 PM billybobfred
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* According to John [=McCain=]'s autobiography, Vietnamese people are incapable of tapping out Shave and a Haircut, and he and other American [=POWs=] would use it to hail each other through walls.
** It's not so much that they were incapable, but that they were unfamiliar with the Western ditty. One POW would tap "shave and a haircut", and the other would answer with "two bits". If the answer was "shave and a haircut" repeated back to him, the POW would know it was actually his captor trying to get information.

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* According to John [=McCain=]'s autobiography, Vietnamese people are incapable of tapping out Shave unfamiliar with this ditty, and would tap back "shave and a Haircut, and haircut" again, so he and other American [=POWs=] would use it as a TrustPassword to hail each other through walls.
** It's not so much that they were incapable, but that they were unfamiliar with the Western ditty. One POW would tap "shave and a haircut", and the other would answer with "two bits". If the answer was "shave and a haircut" repeated back to him, the POW would know it was actually his captor trying to get information.
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18th Sep '16 11:53:47 AM Willbyr
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* On ''GhostHunters'', the team is constantly using it to try to get responses from whatever paranormal entity might be lurking in the location of the week. The team member knocks out 'shave and a hair cut' and waits for the entity to knock the 'two bits' response.
* This is the password to get into Santos's secret stem-cell meeting in TheWestWing.

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* On ''GhostHunters'', ''Series/GhostHunters'', the team is constantly using it to try to get responses from whatever paranormal entity might be lurking in the location of the week. The team member knocks out 'shave and a hair cut' and waits for the entity to knock the 'two bits' response.
* This is the password to get into Santos's secret stem-cell meeting in TheWestWing.''Series/TheWestWing''.
23rd Aug '16 6:04:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''AceVentura'' used this in the AnimatedAdaptation: He suspects he's being followed and does the "Shave and Haircut" on his cat, since the other cat responded with the two bits, he knows he's being followed.

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* ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' used this in the AnimatedAdaptation: He suspects he's being followed and does the "Shave and Haircut" on his cat, since the other cat responded with the two bits, he knows he's being followed.
22nd Aug '16 6:48:06 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/NutsAndMilk'', the "MIS TAKE" jingle (for when the player loses a life) is a variation on this familiar two-bar motif.
10th Aug '16 12:26:01 AM shamblingdead2
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* An old novelty book called Telephone Songs (or something like that) listed the buttons to "play" as 9-4-4-2-1-6-6. Now go try it yourself.
28th Jun '16 10:40:37 PM Gamermaster
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* Occurs as a RecurringRiff in the OP of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.

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* Occurs as a RecurringRiff in the OP of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' (the "two bits" can only be heard in the short version of the song).
26th Jun '16 7:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* Shows up in a couple of TheDresdenFiles novels. The first time it appears, Harry uses the words "six bits!" as the punchline - perhaps he learned of the gag from the Michelle Shocked example below in Music? Regardless, someone must have corrected him, as in a later book he uses the more common "two bits" version.

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* Shows up in a couple of TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novels. The first time it appears, Harry uses the words "six bits!" as the punchline - perhaps he learned of the gag from the Michelle Shocked example below in Music? Regardless, someone must have corrected him, as in a later book he uses the more common "two bits" version.
26th Jun '16 10:56:26 AM Gamermaster
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* Occurs at the very end of the OP of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.

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* Occurs at the very end of as a RecurringRiff in the OP of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.
22nd Jun '16 7:38:00 AM DaibhidC
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*** And naturally, at the start of the Music With Rocks In story ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', "Shave and a haircut, two pence" is the very first thing the drummer plays.
--->Lias: Shave and haircut good deal for two pence.

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*** ** And naturally, at the start of the Music With Rocks In story ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', "Shave and a haircut, two pence" is the very first thing the drummer plays.
--->Lias: --->'''Lias''': Shave and haircut good deal for two pence.
18th Jun '16 4:10:33 AM Wymar
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* Occurs at the very end of the OP of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco''.
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