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4th Jun '16 4:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* In TheExecutioner novel ''Dixie Convoy'', the truckers helping Mack Bolan use CB radio to spread a message from one coast of the US to the others.

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* In TheExecutioner Literature/TheExecutioner novel ''Dixie Convoy'', the truckers helping Mack Bolan use CB radio to spread a message from one coast of the US to the others.
26th May '16 2:57:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{Zits}}'', Pierce calculates that in order to get 700 people to turn up to his WildTeenParty he has to inform exactly one person (Brittney) and let the word spread. It works.

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* In ''{{Zits}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Pierce calculates that in order to get 700 people to turn up to his WildTeenParty he has to inform exactly one person (Brittney) and let the word spread. It works.
13th May '16 4:33:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/TexAvery's ''Tortoise Beats Hare'', WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has challenged Cecil Turtle to [[TheTortoiseAndTheHare a footrace]]. Cecil calls his old buddy Chester and together they set up a RingerPloy over a phone tree.

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* In Creator/TexAvery's ''Tortoise Beats Hare'', WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has challenged Cecil Turtle to [[TheTortoiseAndTheHare [[Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare a footrace]]. Cecil calls his old buddy Chester and together they set up a RingerPloy over a phone tree.
22nd Apr '16 7:36:30 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' has this as its premise, with 1,001 people with specialized abilities or skills spread across the world ready to be summoned by a phone call from either BigGood Miranda Zero or MissionControl Aleph

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* ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' has this as its premise, with 1,001 people with specialized abilities or skills spread across the world ready to be summoned by a phone call from either BigGood Miranda Zero or MissionControl AlephAleph. Though only a couple of agents are actively involved in any particular crisis, there are a few times when the call goes out to all 1,001 members for any help they can provide (notably the the last issue of the series).



* This is pretty much the whole point of the titular organisation in ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency''. Though only a couple of agents are actively involved in any particular crisis, there are a few times when the call goes out to all 1,001 members for any help they can provide (notably the TV pilot and the last issue of the comics).
4th Sep '15 5:49:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheNanny'', when Fran gets engaged, she calls her mom, who puts her on hold to talk to someone else. She tells them. They call someone else, and so on, and so on, and so on. Each time, a picture of that person is added to the screen. By the time mom gets back on line to Fran, everyone knows.

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* In ''TheNanny'', ''Series/TheNanny'', when Fran gets engaged, she calls her mom, who puts her on hold to talk to someone else. She tells them. They call someone else, and so on, and so on, and so on. Each time, a picture of that person is added to the screen. By the time mom gets back on line to Fran, everyone knows.
24th May '15 3:53:04 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* In ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' if you wanted to get everybody together you told Switchboard, and pretended it was a secret.
* The finale of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' doesn't go tree style, but they do summon every single member for the final fight, even allowing the bad guys to fight to save the world.
* Whenever she has to travel to some remote location, KimPossible can always count on someone she has helped before to provide free transportation.

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* In ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' if you wanted to get everybody together you told Switchboard, and pretended it was a secret.
* The finale of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' doesn't go tree style, but they do summon every single member for the final fight, even allowing the bad guys to fight to save the world.
* Whenever she has to travel to some remote location, KimPossible ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' can always count on someone she has helped before to provide free transportation.
1st May '15 6:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/TexAvery's ''Tortoise Beats Hare'', BugsBunny has challenged Cecil Turtle to [[TheTortoiseAndTheHare a footrace]]. Cecil calls his old buddy Chester and together they set up a RingerPloy over a phone tree.

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* In Creator/TexAvery's ''Tortoise Beats Hare'', BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has challenged Cecil Turtle to [[TheTortoiseAndTheHare a footrace]]. Cecil calls his old buddy Chester and together they set up a RingerPloy over a phone tree.
29th Mar '15 6:59:00 PM nombretomado
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* There is an episode or a longer special of ''TheFairlyOddParents'' where Timmy sends a message over the internet requesting help from all the kids in the world.

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* There is an episode or a longer special of ''TheFairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' where Timmy sends a message over the internet requesting help from all the kids in the world.
6th Jan '15 6:26:02 PM MarchVee
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* In ''PracticalMagic'', when witches Gillian and Sally need extra help to get rid of the nasty ex-boyfriend ghost of Jimmy Angelov they activate the town Phone Tree, normally used to let all the moms know of school snow days. It turns out that despite the GossipyHens talking smack about the witch sisters, most of the women in town are not only genuinely curious about them, but happy to pitch in because they can identify strongly with having a bad ex who won't go away without a female friend having her back.

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* In ''PracticalMagic'', ''Film/PracticalMagic'', when witches Gillian and Sally need extra help to get rid of the nasty ex-boyfriend ghost of Jimmy Angelov they activate the town Phone Tree, normally used to let all the moms know of school snow days. It turns out that despite the GossipyHens talking smack about the witch sisters, most of the women in town are not only genuinely curious about them, but happy to pitch in because they can identify strongly with having a bad ex who won't go away without a female friend having her back.
6th Jul '14 4:52:51 PM bouncelot
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' series 6 (or [[LongRunners 32]]) does this ''twice''. Firstly, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]] is all about this, with the Doctor calling in several favours to raise an army to [[spoiler: rescue Amy and her baby]]. Secondly, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]], River, Amy and Rory [[spoiler: constructs a device to send a distress signal outside the collasping AlternateUniverse they're trapped in, asking the whole universe for help, as the Doctor is about to die. Literally billions of races across the universe agree to help]]. While this doesn't activatly do anything, it breaks the Doctor out of his HeroicBSOD and reminds him that however much death and destruction he leaves in his wake, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's still a hero, and his life is worth something]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' series 6 (or [[LongRunners 32]]) does this ''twice''. Firstly, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes To War]] is all about this, with the Doctor calling in several favours to raise an army to [[spoiler: rescue Amy and her baby]]. Secondly, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]], River, Amy and Rory [[spoiler: constructs construct a device to send a distress signal outside the collasping AlternateUniverse they're trapped in, asking the whole universe for help, as the Doctor is about to die. Literally billions of races across the universe agree to help]]. While this doesn't activatly actively do anything, it breaks the Doctor out of his HeroicBSOD and reminds him that however much death and destruction he leaves in his wake, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's still a hero, and his life is worth something]].
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