History Main / TelegraphGagSTOP

11th Apr '18 6:51:22 AM RedScharlach
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[[folder:music stop]]
* The basis of "Western Union Wire" by Music/KinkyFriedman:
-->It said "From Billy" at the bottom, "To Baby" at the top
-->Western Union Wire: "Please help me STOP"
[[/folder]]



** In this musical , Bobby receives a telegram from his mother and reads it out loud.

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** In this musical , musical, Bobby receives a telegram from his mother and reads it out loud.
27th Jan '18 1:54:52 AM scooter
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* Used very straight in the pilot for the long-forgotten UPN Creator/RichardDeanAnderson western dramedy ''Legend''. Alcoholic dime novel hack Ernest Pratt is accosted by his agent about the publisher's demand he pretend to be the hero of his novels, Nicodemus Legend, to promote his flagging book series. At least the story takes place in the right period for telegrams (1876).
-->'''Harry Parver:''' ''(reading from copy of telegram)'' Imperative you meet public appearance obligations, stop. Last ''Legend'' novel barely recouped expenses, stop. If contract not complied with, advance on next book forfeit---
-->'''Ernest Pratt:''' STOP!
8th Nov '17 6:13:22 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''WebAnimation/DoodleToons'' had an example where Bellybutton read a telegram from his talking clock, including the word "stop" every time it appears in the telegraph.
11th Jun '17 9:49:55 AM tropower
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* The French dub of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has him always reading Chief Quimby's [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct exploding messages]] this way.

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* The French dub of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''[[note]]Known as "Inspect'''eu'''r" Gadget (note the different spelling).[[/note]] has him always reading Chief Quimby's "Chef Gontier" (Chief Quimby)'s [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct exploding messages]] this way.
21st Mar '17 5:17:00 AM Andyroid
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** In the DVD version of "little animal", an Easter egg features added dialogue for Old-Timey Strong Bad.

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** In the DVD version of the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "little animal", an Easter egg features added dialogue for Old-Timey Strong Bad.
20th Mar '17 8:37:21 AM Andyroid
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* From ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
--> "Sir Strong Bad STOP How do you operate the 'telegramophone' [[AntiquatedLinguistics whilst]] wearing gentlemans' sporting gloves STOP Signed, Sir Elsington Halstindingdingworth STOP"

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* From ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
--> "Sir
''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' uses this joke in conjuction with the "Old-Timey" versions of the characters:
** In the DVD version of "little animal", an Easter egg features added dialogue for Old-Timey Strong Bad.
--->'''Old Timey Strong Bad:''' Dear Feet STOP Don't fail me now STOP Signed, Strong Bad
** Seen in an Easter egg in "50 emails", with Old Timey Strong Bad receiving a "Supra Modern Telegram" with a variation on the "How do you type with boxing gloves on?" RunningGag.
---> '''Old Timey Strong Bad:''' "Dear Sir
Strong Bad STOP How do you operate the 'telegramophone' [[AntiquatedLinguistics whilst]] wearing gentlemans' sporting gloves STOP Signed, [[OverlyLongName Sir Elsington Halstindingdingworth STOP"Halstindingdingworth]]" Curses! This is all anyone ever asks me.
11th Feb '17 8:21:57 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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@@TELEGRAM MESSAGES [[NoPunctuationPeriod NEVER CONTAIN PERIODS]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle STOP]]@@
@@ANY PERIOD IS REPLACED BY A STOP STOP@@
@@WHEN READ ALOUD THE STOP IS ALSO READ ALOUD STOP@@
@@[[TheCoconutEffect IT WAS ORIGINALLY A JOKE]] STOP@@
@@BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN AS ONE BY MODERN AUDIENCES STOP@@
@@WHERE IT IS EXPECTED FOR READING A TELEGRAM STOP@@
@@SO EVEN WHERE IT CAUSED CONFUSION IT DIDN'T [[AccidentalPun STOP]] STOP@@

@@COMPARE [[ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud READING THE STAGE DIRECTIONS OUT LOUD]] STOP@@

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@@TELEGRAM TELEGRAM MESSAGES [[NoPunctuationPeriod NEVER CONTAIN PERIODS]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle STOP]]@@
@@ANY
STOP]]\\
ANY
PERIOD IS REPLACED BY A STOP STOP@@
@@WHEN
STOP\\
WHEN
READ ALOUD THE STOP IS ALSO READ ALOUD STOP@@
@@[[TheCoconutEffect
STOP\\
[[TheCoconutEffect
IT WAS ORIGINALLY A JOKE]] STOP@@
@@BUT
STOP\\
BUT
IT IS NOT KNOWN AS ONE BY MODERN AUDIENCES STOP@@
@@WHERE
STOP\\
WHERE
IT IS EXPECTED FOR READING A TELEGRAM STOP@@
@@SO
STOP\\
SO
EVEN WHERE IT CAUSED CONFUSION IT DIDN'T [[AccidentalPun STOP]] STOP@@

@@COMPARE
STOP\\\
COMPARE
[[ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud READING THE STAGE DIRECTIONS OUT LOUD]] STOP@@
STOP



-->@@STOP CHILDREN STOP DAD RECEIVED MESSAGE STOP LET DAD WORK STOP@@\\

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-->@@STOP -->STOP CHILDREN STOP DAD RECEIVED MESSAGE STOP LET DAD WORK STOP@@\\STOP\\



@@LUCKY LUKE! JUST GOT A MESSAGE FOR YOU STOP!@@

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@@LUCKY LUCKY LUKE! JUST GOT A MESSAGE FOR YOU STOP!@@STOP!



--->@@WILSON BOYS DEAD OX GULCH STOP STOP RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION STOP AND I MEAN STOP STOP SIGNED BLACK WILSON@@

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--->@@WILSON --->WILSON BOYS DEAD OX GULCH STOP STOP RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION STOP AND I MEAN STOP STOP SIGNED BLACK WILSON@@WILSON



-->@@BROTHER [[YourSoulIsMine DEAD]]. RETURN HOME.@@\\

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-->@@BROTHER -->BROTHER [[YourSoulIsMine DEAD]]. RETURN HOME.@@\\\\
20th Jan '17 11:24:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth''. There's no sound in the Valley of Sound, so you get this:

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* ''ThePhantomTollbooth''.''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth''. There's no sound in the Valley of Sound, so you get this:
12th Jan '17 5:23:04 PM WillKeaton
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** "The Hardship of Miles Standish" has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsFMKMUvFxo#t=3m40s singing telegram]].

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** "The Hardship of Miles Standish" has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsFMKMUvFxo#t=3m40s singing telegram]].telegram.]]
12th Jan '17 5:22:25 PM WillKeaton
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** Used in the short "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akAEIW3rmvQ&t=6m00s I Wanna Singa]]".

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** Used in the short "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akAEIW3rmvQ&t=6m00s I "I Wanna Singa]]".Singa."]]
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