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29th Feb '16 12:24:31 PM JBK405
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* Joey is one of the people answering the phones in an episode of ''{{Friends}}''.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey is asked to assist with a telethon. He thinks he has been invited to host and arrives in a tuxedo, but discovers that he is actually one of the people volunteers assisting with answering the phones phones. At several points during the broadcast he attempts to attract attention from the phone bank in an episode of ''{{Friends}}''.back, and once actually walks down to the stage.
18th Dec '15 3:37:21 PM eroock
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14th Aug '15 4:06:49 PM wootzits
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* Parodied in ''SetoNoHanayome'', when Lunar starts up a Telethon for Mikawa when everybody [[MistakenForDying thinks he's dying]].

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* Parodied in ''SetoNoHanayome'', ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', when Lunar starts up a Telethon for Mikawa when everybody [[MistakenForDying thinks he's dying]].
26th Mar '15 8:13:58 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''{{Newhart}}'', Michael convinces Dick to host a 72 hour telethon for the tv station that they work for -- despite that it is a commercial station and not PBS.
* On ''FamilyTies'':

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* In one episode of ''{{Newhart}}'', ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', Michael convinces Dick to host a 72 hour telethon for the tv station that they work for -- despite that it is a commercial station and not PBS.
* On ''FamilyTies'':''Series/FamilyTies'':



* On an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' Homer flees the country after welching on a large PBS donation he made to get them to end the telethon.
* Jerry ''{{Seinfeld}}'' works the WNET Channel 13 Telethon in the episode in which his Nana goes missing.

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* On an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimatoin/TheSimpsons'' Homer flees the country after welching on a large PBS donation he made to get them to end the telethon.
* Jerry ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' works the WNET Channel 13 Telethon in the episode in which his Nana goes missing.
4th Jan '15 12:49:07 PM TheUnsquished
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* Britain has ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief'' and ''Series/ChildrenInNeed''. One example of the latter had half of TheBBC's news team dress up as Duran Duran and sing "Wild Boys". The most recent example involved a ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof with the entire team (and Creator/RogerMoore).

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* Britain has ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief'' and ''Series/ChildrenInNeed''. One example of the latter had half of TheBBC's Creator/TheBBC's news team dress up as Duran Duran and sing "Wild Boys". The most recent example involved a ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof with the entire team (and Creator/RogerMoore).
15th Dec '14 5:45:42 PM nlpnt
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* Project for Awesome, started by the WebVideo/VlogBrothers which includes a 48-hour livestream on YouTube.
30th Oct '14 4:57:38 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Britain has ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief'' and ''ChildrenInNeed''. One example of the latter had half of TheBBC's news team dress up as Duran Duran and sing "Wild Boys". The most recent example involved a ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof with the entire team (and Creator/RogerMoore).

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* Britain has ''UsefulNotes/ComicRelief'' and ''ChildrenInNeed''.''Series/ChildrenInNeed''. One example of the latter had half of TheBBC's news team dress up as Duran Duran and sing "Wild Boys". The most recent example involved a ''Film/JamesBond'' spoof with the entire team (and Creator/RogerMoore).
28th Jul '14 3:08:12 PM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/NewZealand's South Pacific Television and its successor TVNZ hosted eleven 24-hour telethons between 1975 and 1991, raising money for various charities, with the record being $6 million in 1985[[note]]That's $15.7 million in 2014 dollars[[/note]]. TV3 also hosted telethons in 1993 and 2009.

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* UsefulNotes/NewZealand's South Pacific Television and its successor TVNZ hosted eleven 24-hour telethons between 1975 and 1991, raising money for various charities, with the record being $6 million in 1985[[note]]That's $15.7 million in 2014 dollars[[/note]]. TV3 [=TV3=] also hosted telethons in 1993 and 2009.



* ''{{SCTV}}'' had four episodes involving telethons and pledge weeks.
* Pearl held a PBS-style telethon on the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', in reference to that film's origin on public TV.

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* ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' had four episodes involving telethons and pledge weeks.
* Pearl held a PBS-style telethon on the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', in reference to that film's origin on public TV.TV.
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20th Jul '14 1:39:52 AM lcmortensen
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* UsefulNotes/NewZealand's TVNZ hosted eleven 24-hour telethons between 1975 and 1991, raising money for various charities, with the record being $6 million in 1985. TV3 also hosted telethons in 1993 and 2009.

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* UsefulNotes/NewZealand's South Pacific Television and its successor TVNZ hosted eleven 24-hour telethons between 1975 and 1991, raising money for various charities, with the record being $6 million in 1985.1985[[note]]That's $15.7 million in 2014 dollars[[/note]]. TV3 also hosted telethons in 1993 and 2009.
10th Jul '14 7:01:31 AM TrustBen
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* Pearl held a PBS-style telethon on the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheatrer3000'' presentation of ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', in reference to that film's origin on public TV.

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* Pearl held a PBS-style telethon on the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheatrer3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'', in reference to that film's origin on public TV.
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