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15th Apr '18 7:13:36 PM DeckardCanine
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** Early in the movie, a ghost couple get a a six- or seven-digit number in Heaven's waiting room. It's then revealed that they had to spend three months here before being served.

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** Early in the movie, a ghost couple get a a six- or seven-digit number in Heaven's waiting room. It's then revealed that they had to spend three months here before being served.
5th Mar '18 5:56:25 PM BradyLady
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* CandidCamera used the premise for a prank. The victim was the only one in the waiting room, but he was told to take a number and wait for it to be called. He was number 36 but the clerk started all the way from 1, even though nobody was there to answer. At first she paused between numbers, but as she got close to his, she started calling them out in rapid succession and eventually skipped over him. "Who's got 30? Anybody? 31... 32... 33... 34-35-36-37.... 38? Who's got 38?"

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* CandidCamera ''Series/CandidCamera'' used the premise for a prank. The victim was the only one in the waiting room, but he was told to take a number and wait for it to be called. He was number 36 but the clerk started all the way from 1, 36. At first she paused between numbers, even though nobody was there to answer. At first she paused between numbers, but as As she got close to his, she started calling them out in rapid succession and eventually skipped over him. "Who's got 30? Anybody? 31... 32... 33... 34-35-36-37.... 38? Who's got 38?"
5th Mar '18 5:54:41 PM BradyLady
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* CandidCamera used the premise for a prank. The victim was the only one in the waiting room, but he was told to take a number and wait for it to be called. He was number 36 but the clerk started all the way from 1, even though nobody was there to answer. At first she paused between numbers, but as she got close to his, she started calling them out in rapid succession and eventually skipped over him. "Who's got 30? Anybody? 31... 32... 33... 34-35-36-37.... 38? Who's got 38?"
8th Dec '17 2:03:48 AM FoxBluereaver
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* A ''{{Chespirito}}/Series'' short starring Doctor Chapatín has him arriving at a hospital with an injured man, and desperately trying to get him attended. He's forced to take a number and wait, and HilarityEnsues when it turns out the numbers are picked at random, Chapatín tears up his own right when he was about to be called, and in trying to prove his point to the doctor in charge, [[BlackComedy he only shakes the injured man around causing him even more pain]].
8th Dec '17 1:58:44 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Chapter 18 of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' ends with an omake featuring Cameron and his Riolu trying out for the fic in response to casting calls. True to the trope, the two of them end up with the number 750. For added comedy, the duo ends up stuck in between a Dalek and the Major as of number 26 and 27's call up (Jigglypuff and Ritchie).
12th Nov '16 7:43:40 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' the nerds are tricked into a situation where they and a large group of other geeks are about to have their souls eaten by a demon and they're all told to take numbers and get in line to be devoured. [[BornUnlucky Lewis]] gets the "one" ticket, which is just his luck but fortunately his unresolved [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Emma]] makes trying to eat his soul kind of like attempting to suck from the end of a vacuum.
9th Oct '16 6:38:59 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "Mayor Knuckles", when Dr. Eggman comes to see Knuckles, who is working as the temporary mayor, to protest about his trash not being picked up, Knuckles tells him that he has a lot of people waiting, and that he has to take a number. As Eggman points out, the machine is out of numbers. Knuckles then tells Eggman he has to fill out a complaint form, and Eggman asks him if he can get one. Knuckles simply tells Eggman to take a number. This gag happens twice again later in the episode; the first time when Eggman gains control of Knuckles' stamp and looks for the form to strip waste management of vacation time, and the second when Mayor Fink returns and Eggman asks him if he can get his trash collected.
29th Jan '16 9:18:33 AM Iampureevil
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* In the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Samurai Delicatessan", Buck Henry enters the empty (of customers) deli with Creator/JohnBelushi's Samurai behind the counter. When Henry tries to ask for something, the samurai shouts Japanese at him and point (with his katana) at the sign saying "Please take a number." After the samurai calls out three or four Japanese "numbers", Henry calls out that he's got that one and now the samurai waits on him.

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* In the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Samurai Delicatessan", Buck Henry enters the empty (of customers) deli with Creator/JohnBelushi's Samurai behind the counter. When Henry tries to ask for something, the samurai shouts Japanese at him and point points (with his katana) at the sign saying "Please take a number." After the samurai calls out three or four Japanese "numbers", Henry calls out that he's got that one and now the samurai waits on him.
29th Jan '16 9:15:59 AM Iampureevil
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29th Jan '16 9:15:57 AM Iampureevil
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* ''Series/MrBean'' has done the second variant. It is well executed, but pretty much as expected. It basically writes the book on this trope, as Bean explores virtually every possible method to cut his wait short, no matter how cruel. This includes ripping a stuffed animal out of a child's arms to get her out of the line, switching tickets with a woman in a full-body cast which also covers her mouth, drawing a zero on the end of someone else's number, and flipping the digital number readout sign upside down so that [[SixIsNine 6s appeared to be 9s]] and so forth. He gets his comeuppance in the end, so despite being one of his cruelest outings ever, it's still all in good fun.

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* ''Series/MrBean'' has done the second third variant. It is well executed, but pretty much as expected. It basically writes the book on this trope, as Bean explores virtually every possible method to cut his wait short, no matter how cruel. This includes ripping a stuffed animal out of a child's arms to get her out of the line, switching tickets with a woman in a full-body cast which also covers her mouth, drawing a zero on the end of someone else's number, and flipping the digital number readout sign upside down so that [[SixIsNine 6s appeared to be 9s]] and so forth. He gets his comeuppance in the end, so despite being one of his cruelest outings ever, it's still all in good fun.
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