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11th Feb '18 2:19:49 PM lalalei2001
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* On ''WeternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', [[BigBad Boris Badenov]] is working as a lion tamer under the alias "Claude Badly" at the Bumbling Brothers Circus, when he deliberately lets the lion loose to run amuck. The Brothers warn him that if he does this again, they'll write him a nasty letter. [[UltimateJobSecurity This is because they don't know of any other lion tamers.]]

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* On ''WeternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', [[BigBad Boris Badenov]] is working as a lion tamer under the alias "Claude Badly" at the Bumbling Brothers Circus, when he deliberately lets the lion loose to run amuck. The Brothers warn him that if he does this again, they'll write him a nasty letter. [[UltimateJobSecurity This is because they don't know of any other lion tamers.]]




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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChristmasCarolTheMovie'', after her boss is arrested for failing to pay a debt, Belle writes to Scrooge asking for leniency. The mice spend much of the movie trying to get him to read said letter.



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13th Jan '18 2:10:59 PM Tacitus
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-->'''Luigi:''' And you know what we're gonna do, don't you?
-->'''Mario:''' Write a strongly worded letter to the ''Mushroom Times''...in the morning!

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-->'''Luigi:''' And you know what we're gonna do, don't you?
-->'''Mario:'''
you?\\
'''Mario:'''
Write a strongly worded letter to the ''Mushroom Times''...Times''... in the morning!



-->'''Hans''': I'm sorry, but I must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace or else!
-->'''Kim Jong-il''': Or else what?
-->'''Hans''': Or else, we will be very, very angry with you. And we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are!

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-->'''Hans''': I'm sorry, but I must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace or else!
-->'''Kim
else!\\
'''Kim
Jong-il''': Or else what?
-->'''Hans''':
what?\\
'''Hans''':
Or else, we will be very, very angry with you. And we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are!



-->'''Wedge''': I don't like this notion of dovin basal mines that pursue you.
-->'''Han''': Me, either. I'm going to draft a strongly worded letter to the Yuuzhan Vong high commander and insist he stop using them.

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-->'''Wedge''': I don't like this notion of dovin basal mines that pursue you.
-->'''Han''': Me, either.
you.\\
'''Han''': Me neither.
I'm going to draft a strongly worded strongly-worded letter to the Yuuzhan Vong high commander and insist he stop using them.



-->'''Sir Humphrey''': Have you considered a strongly worded letter?
-->'''Jim Hacker''': And get an even more strongly worded letter back? Copied to all the newspapers? I think not, Humphrey.

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-->'''Sir Humphrey''': Have you considered a strongly worded letter?
-->'''Jim
letter?\\
'''Jim
Hacker''': And get an even more strongly worded letter back? Copied to all the newspapers? I think not, Humphrey.



-->'''Bernard:''' I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll write a letter to the council.
-->'''Fran:''' Wh-what are you gonna say?
-->'''Bernard:''' I'll say: "Dear Council, please don't build beside us for the next two weeks."
-->'''Manny:''' Yeah, but what if that doesn't work?
-->'''Fran:''' Yeah, yeah, what are you gonna do if that doesn't work?
-->'''Bernard:''' You wanna know what I'll do?
-->'''Manny:''' Yeah!
-->'''Bernard:''' I will... drink heavily and shout at you!
-->'''Manny:''' Yeah, but I won't be able to hear you, will I? Because I'll be living in Drillsville!
-->'''Bernard:''' Well, then I'll write you a letter as well!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': During "The Monster of Peladon", the ambassador from Alpha Centauri threatens to make their displeasure known by sending an official communication to the Galatic Federation. This is during the middle of an armed uprising against the government.

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-->'''Bernard:''' I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll write a letter to the council.
-->'''Fran:'''
council.\\
'''Fran:'''
Wh-what are you gonna say?
-->'''Bernard:'''
say?\\
'''Bernard:'''
I'll say: "Dear Council, please don't build beside us for the next two weeks."
-->'''Manny:'''
"\\
'''Manny:'''
Yeah, but what if that doesn't work?
-->'''Fran:'''
work?\\
'''Fran:'''
Yeah, yeah, what are you gonna do if that doesn't work?
-->'''Bernard:'''
work?\\
'''Bernard:'''
You wanna know what I'll do?
-->'''Manny:''' Yeah!
-->'''Bernard:'''
do?\\
'''Manny:''' Yeah!\\
'''Bernard:'''
I will... drink heavily and shout at you!
-->'''Manny:'''
you!\\
'''Manny:'''
Yeah, but I won't be able to hear you, will I? Because I'll be living in Drillsville!
-->'''Bernard:'''
Drillsville!\\
'''Bernard:'''
Well, then I'll write you a letter as well!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': During "The Monster of Peladon", Peladon," the ambassador from Alpha Centauri threatens to make their displeasure known by sending an official communication to the Galatic Federation. This is during the middle of an armed uprising against the government.



-->'''Rik:''' I'm going to write to my MP!
-->'''Neil:''' You don't have an MP, Rik. You're an anarchist.
-->'''Rik:''' Well, then I'm going to write to the lead singer of Music/EchoAndTheBunnymen!

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-->'''Rik:''' I'm going to write to my MP!
-->'''Neil:'''
MP!\\
'''Neil:'''
You don't have an MP, Rik. You're an anarchist.
-->'''Rik:'''
anarchist.\\
'''Rik:'''
Well, then I'm going to write to the lead singer of Music/EchoAndTheBunnymen!



* On one episode of ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', Samantha Bee warns that people who anger the Canadian government "might find themselves on the business end of a very sharply worded letter".

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* On one episode of ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', Samantha Bee warns that people who anger the Canadian government "might find themselves on the business end of a very sharply worded letter". letter."



* When [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert]] writes the governor to complain about prison overcrowding, the governor sends a convicted murderer to live with him for "thirty or forty years."

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* When [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert]] ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} writes the governor to complain about prison overcrowding, the governor sends a convicted murderer to live with him for "thirty or forty years."



* ''TheMarkSteelSolution'' had a recurring character, [[GrumpyOldMan Mr. Cul-de-sac]], who was constantly writing absurd letters of complaint to anyone and everyone. He would always end by reading one he'd started, that went "Why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why..." before admitting that "That's as far as I've got with that one, but it's coming along, don't you think!?"

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* ''TheMarkSteelSolution'' ''Radio/TheMarkSteelSolution'' had a recurring character, [[GrumpyOldMan Mr. Cul-de-sac]], who was constantly writing absurd letters of complaint to anyone and everyone. He would always end by reading one he'd started, that went "Why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why..." before admitting that "That's as far as I've got with that one, but it's coming along, don't you think!?"



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn'' has an implicit subversion in the backstory: take a look at the entry for the UN under real-life, then realize that in the Tiberian continuity, the UN for years appeared to be exactly as in real life while secretly having (and ''using'') a black-ops team to 'solve problems'.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn'' has an implicit subversion in the backstory: take a look at the entry for the UN under real-life, then realize that in the Tiberian ''Tiberian'' continuity, the UN for years appeared to be exactly as in real life while secretly having (and ''using'') a black-ops team to 'solve problems'.
"solve problems."



* A ''SevTrek'' cartoon spoofing ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' asks why former Bajoran terrorist Major Kira never seemed to do any of the KickTheDog acts that real terrorists do, like deliberately targeting civilians or moderate Bajorans. When asked how they managed to throw the Cardassians off their planet; "I wrote strongly worded letters of complaint!"

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* A ''SevTrek'' ''Sev Trek'' cartoon spoofing ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' asks why former Bajoran terrorist Major Kira never seemed to do any of the KickTheDog acts that real terrorists do, like deliberately targeting civilians or moderate Bajorans. When asked how they managed to throw the Cardassians off their planet; "I wrote strongly worded letters of complaint!"



-->'''Q''': What is the best way to begin a strongly worded message to a retailer who has wronged you?
-->'''A''': "I'm a ninja."

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-->'''Q''': What is the best way to begin a strongly worded message to a retailer who has wronged you?
-->'''A''':
you?\\
'''A''':
"I'm a ninja."



* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', when Sugou announces his intention to marry a currently-comatose Asuna at the start of the second season.
-->'''Kirito:''' No. I... I will ''not'' let this stand! If you thought I fought tooth and nail for ''two years'' just so I could kowtow to some ''assclown'' like you, then you're in for a rude awakening! Prepare to reap the FUCKING whirlwind that is the UNBRIDLED FURY OF ''THE HERO OF AINCARD!!!''\\

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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', when Sugou announces his intention to marry a currently-comatose Asuna at the start of the second season.
season:
-->'''Kirito:''' No. I... I will ''not'' let this stand! If you thought I fought tooth and nail for ''two years'' just so I could kowtow to some ''assclown'' like you, then you're in for a rude awakening! Prepare to reap the FUCKING whirlwind that is the UNBRIDLED FURY OF ''THE HERO OF AINCARD!!!''\\AINCRAD!!!''\\



--> '''Ridley''': We should write a letter.
--> '''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Geno]]''': Good idea. I'll start. ''(camera zooms in on Geno's face as he begins talking)'' Dear Masahiro Sakurai: ''(camera zooms out to show [[spoiler: Geno in space, holding a large energy ball]])'' '''''[[spoiler: [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK YOU!]]]]''''' ''([[spoiler:Geno releases the ball, which [[CallBack completely destroys Japan]]]])''
--> '''Mega Man''': ''[[spoiler:(flies over to Geno, using Rush as a rocket)]]'' Uh, you know, [[spoiler: they haven't finished making the game yet.]]
--> '''Geno''': Seriously?! [[OhCrap Oh shit!]]

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--> '''Ridley''': -->'''Ridley''': We should write a letter.
-->
letter.\\
'''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Geno]]''': Good idea. I'll start. ''(camera zooms in on Geno's face as he begins talking)'' Dear Masahiro Sakurai: ''(camera zooms out to show [[spoiler: Geno in space, holding a large energy ball]])'' '''''[[spoiler: [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK YOU!]]]]''''' ''([[spoiler:Geno releases the ball, which [[CallBack completely destroys Japan]]]])''
-->
Japan]]]])''\\
'''Mega Man''': ''[[spoiler:(flies over to Geno, using Rush as a rocket)]]'' Uh, you know, [[spoiler: they haven't finished making the game yet.]]
-->
]]\\
'''Geno''': Seriously?! [[OhCrap Oh shit!]]



-->'''Benjamin:''' That Dean is going to get an indignant e-mail.
-->'''Doug:''' You should do it with bold red letters.
-->'''Gary:''' My computer has 512 shades of red.

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-->'''Benjamin:''' That Dean is going to get an indignant e-mail.
-->'''Doug:'''
e-mail.\\
'''Doug:'''
You should do it with bold red letters.
-->'''Gary:'''
letters.\\
'''Gary:'''
My computer has 512 shades of red.
11th Jan '18 6:11:16 PM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', when Sugou announces his intention to marry a currently-comatose Asuna at the start of the second season.
-->'''Kirito:''' No. I... I will ''not'' let this stand! If you thought I fought tooth and nail for ''two years'' just so I could kowtow to some ''assclown'' like you, then you're in for a rude awakening! Prepare to reap the FUCKING whirlwind that is the UNBRIDLED FURY OF ''THE HERO OF AINCARD!!!''\\
(''[[DescriptionCut cut to Kirito in his room, on the computer]]'')\\
'''Kirito's [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]]:''' Some rich scumbag named [=@NobuyukiSugou=] is trying to buy/marry my wife! WHO IS IN A COMA BY THE WAY!!!!!! [=#whereisthejustice #youknowwhattodo=]\\
'''Kirito:''' Yeah, take ''that!'' "Sugou?" More like... "Su-go-fuck-yourself!"
11th Dec '17 6:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* On one episode of TheDailyShow, Samantha Bee warns that people who anger the Canadian government "might find themselves on the business end of a very sharply worded letter".

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* On one episode of TheDailyShow, ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', Samantha Bee warns that people who anger the Canadian government "might find themselves on the business end of a very sharply worded letter".
3rd Dec '17 10:13:12 AM nombretomado
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* A recurring character in the last season of ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' was an angry letter writer who would watch the show, waiting for something offensive to happen so he could write a StronglyWordedLetter to TheABC. He was never disappointed.

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* A recurring character in the last season of ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' was an angry letter writer who would watch the show, waiting for something offensive to happen so he could write a StronglyWordedLetter to TheABC.Creator/TheABC. He was never disappointed.
30th Oct '17 2:27:07 AM john_e
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* In A P Herbert's poem ''[[http://laudatortemporisacti.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/saviours.html The Saviours]]'', this is what Sir Thingummy Jig, Admiral Bunkum and the Duke of Doodledoo spend their days doing.
10th Sep '17 12:17:41 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Anthropologist Kate Fox describes English complaints as falling into three mostly ineffectual categories: griping to someone who's in the same boat as you; shouting abusively at someone who isn't really responsible; or going home and writing a StronglyWordedLetter to whoever's in charge.

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** Anthropologist Kate Fox describes English complaints as falling into three mostly ineffectual categories: griping to someone who's in the same boat as you; shouting abusively at someone who isn't really responsible; or going home and writing a StronglyWordedLetter strongly worded letter to whoever's in charge.
22nd Aug '17 8:45:00 PM Hylarn
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* The Zaporozhian Cossacks' letter to the Ottoman Sultan, the writing of which has been eternalized in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Repin_Cossacks.jpg Ilya Repin's famous painting.]] To say it was strongly worded is [[ClusterFBomb to say nothing]].

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* The Zaporozhian Cossacks' letter to the Ottoman Sultan, the writing of which has been eternalized in [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Repin_Cossacks.jpg org/wiki/Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_Cossacks Ilya Repin's famous painting.]] To say it was strongly worded is [[ClusterFBomb to say nothing]].
31st May '17 6:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in one instance on ''TheYoungOnes'':

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* Parodied in one instance on ''TheYoungOnes'':''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
9th Apr '17 1:07:36 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''RussellBrand''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8 here]]

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-->-- '''RussellBrand''', '''Creator/RussellBrand''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8 here]]
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