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18th Nov '16 10:07:56 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'', this riff finishes off the ending theme of the arcade version.
17th Nov '16 12:01:50 AM BatteryPoweredAmp
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* [[http://nardwuar.com Nardwuar The Human Serviette]] ends all his interviews with "doot doola doot-doo" and the interviewee provides the "doo-doo" at the end.

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* [[http://nardwuar.com Nardwuar The Human Serviette]] Creator/NardwuarTheHumanServiette ends all his interviews with "doot doola doot-doo" doot doo" and the interviewee provides the "doo-doo" "doot doo" at the end.
10th Nov '16 1:38:43 AM JonnyB
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* Used in classic style in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'', complete with the demonstration that an animated character ''must,'' simply ''must'', [[ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre complete the line]] if "two bits" is omitted.

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* Used in classic style in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'', complete with the demonstration that an animated character ''must,'' [[RuleOfFunny simply ''must'', ''must'']], [[ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre complete the line]] if "two bits" is omitted.
10th Nov '16 1:36:09 AM JonnyB
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* A "shave and a haircut" riff oddly comes right in the middle of the Shipoopi song in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan''.
30th Oct '16 11:33:06 AM nombretomado
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* Phil Ken Sebben in ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': "Shave and a haircut, two [[CurseCutShort ti-whoah]], hold on".

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* Phil Ken Sebben in ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': "Shave and a haircut, two [[CurseCutShort ti-whoah]], hold on".
29th Oct '16 9:40:00 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''GoonShow'' episode "The Great Bank of England Robbery", Neddie, Eccles and Bloodnok are trapped underground. When tapping on the walls and receiving mysterious replies, Eccles taps out the first part and, in the silence that follows, ribs the listeners for expecting the second part, but is interrupted by the *Two Bits!* tap.

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* In the ''GoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "The Great Bank of England Robbery", Neddie, Eccles and Bloodnok are trapped underground. When tapping on the walls and receiving mysterious replies, Eccles taps out the first part and, in the silence that follows, ribs the listeners for expecting the second part, but is interrupted by the *Two Bits!* tap.
25th Oct '16 2:36:55 PM WillKeaton
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Probably the most infamous seven beats of music in the modern world, or at least high on the list, this five-and-two lick appears everywhere. In music, it's a sting to end a piece; in other media, it appears in a joke and/or as a recognition signature, usually a knock--the first person taps out "shave-and-a-hair-cut," and waits for the "two bits" response[[note]]"Two bits" is old American slang for 25 cents, dating from the time of the Spanish Milled Dollar, which was worth 8 Spanish Reals -- one Real, or "bit", was an eighth of a dollar. This was why pirates called them Pieces of Eight. Incidentally, good luck finding a barber that gives a shave and a haircut for 25 cents these days, and good luck, too, trying to incorporate inflation into a two-knock beat (ten bucks, maybe?)[[/note]].

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Probably the most infamous seven beats of music in the modern world, or at least high on the list, this five-and-two lick appears everywhere. In music, it's a sting to end a piece; in other media, it appears in a joke and/or as a recognition signature, usually a knock--the first person taps out "shave-and-a-hair-cut," and waits for the "two bits" response[[note]]"Two response.[[note]]"Two bits" is old American slang for 25 cents, dating from the time of the Spanish Milled Dollar, which was worth 8 Spanish Reals -- one Real, or "bit", was an eighth of a dollar. This was why pirates called them Pieces of Eight. Incidentally, good luck finding a barber that gives a shave and a haircut for 25 cents these days, and good luck, too, trying to incorporate inflation into a two-knock beat (ten bucks, maybe?)[[/note]].
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8th Oct '16 5:01:00 PM nombretomado
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* Used at the end of most ''CampLazlo'' episodes.

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* Used at the end of most ''CampLazlo'' ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' episodes.



* ''TheSimpsons'' had it at the end of the Presidents Day assembly's song for "lesser" President.

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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had it at the end of the Presidents Day assembly's song for "lesser" President.
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''.
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