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* Wiki/TFWikiDotNet, in its page for [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hot_Rod/IDW_Generation_1_continuity the IDW Hot Rod/Rodimus]] captioned [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:MTMTE43_Rodimus%27s_holoavatar.jpg this image]] of the character's holo-avatar with, "TheEighties called. They want their everything back."
10th Aug '16 5:08:04 AM StFan
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* In a story where he had ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} hostage, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} taunted Daken like this ("It was 1986. It wants its hair..."). When he says "back", Daken had already chopped off his hand.

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* In a story where he had has ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} hostage, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} taunted taunts Daken like this ("It was 1986. It wants its hair..."). When he says "back", Daken had has already chopped off his hand.



* From ''LilGotham,'' some [[https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/9360/40797/a65da6e006835608a09188a673babf93.jpg?h=57615b66fdafb2ae518a9d8a6605471d playful ribbing]] between [[KidHero Colin and Damian]].
-->'''Colin:''' ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis That. Was. RADICAL.]]''
-->'''Damian:''' Haha! The '80s called--they want ''[[TotallyRadical radical]]'' back, and stop by the '90s and drop that flannel off on the way!



-->'''Caulfield:''' (''pointing to Frazz's white-and-red legs'') Poland called. They want their flag back.
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'': "Hilary Clinton called, she wants her manners back!"
** Another example: "ChuckECheese called. They want their band back."
* One ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' story arc had Paige's pink glitter pen accidentally put in the washer, causing it to bleed on Peter's sweatshirt.

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-->'''Caulfield:''' (''pointing ''[pointing to Frazz's white-and-red legs'') legs]'' Poland called. They want their flag back.
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'': ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'':
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"Hilary Clinton called, she wants her manners back!"
** Another example: "ChuckECheese "Creator/ChuckECheese called. They want their band back."
* One ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' story arc had Paige's pink glitter pen accidentally put in the washer, causing it to bleed on Peter's sweatshirt.



'''Firefly:''' (''smug look'') You know what they say, you can take the mare out of the eighties but you can't take the eighties out of the mare. Oh, and by the way, SARAH JESSICA PARKER CALLED, SHE WANTS HER ''FACE'' BACK!

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'''Firefly:''' (''smug look'') ''[smug look]'' You know what they say, you can take the mare out of the eighties but you can't take the eighties out of the mare. Oh, and by the way, SARAH JESSICA PARKER CALLED, SHE WANTS HER ''FACE'' BACK!



-->'''Harry:''' (''whispering'') Johnny Cash called, he wants his wardrobe back.

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-->'''Harry:''' (''whispering'') ''[whispering]'' Johnny Cash called, he wants his wardrobe back.



* ''FanFic/PoniesOneHalf'', chapter twelve: ''"Sonic called. He wants his theme song back!"'' ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''FanFic/PoniesOneHalf'', ''Fanfic/PoniesOneHalf'', chapter twelve: ''"Sonic called. He wants his theme song back!"'' ItMakesSenseInContext.



--> Thalia: Leo, nineteen eighty-seven called. It wants its punchline back.

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--> Thalia: -->'''Thalia:''' Leo, nineteen eighty-seven called. It wants its punchline back.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' analysis blog ''[[http://tardiseruditorum.blogspot.co.uk TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue]]'' has a photo caption for ''Series/K9AndCompany'' reading "The 1980s called. They said you can keep their bloody title card."
* Transformers Wiki:
** The first image caption from the top down on the article for [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]] actually reads, "[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Trap-Jaw]] called, he wants his head back."
** Also, the first image caption from the top fown for the article for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulkhead]] actually reads, "Crumplezone called, he wants his head back."
* In the first chapter of ''Fanfic/SpidersAndMagicRiseOfSpiderMane'', Franchise/SpiderMan is summoned to Equestria to fight a dragon, who happens to talks with a very deep voice.
-->'''Spider-Man:''' Okay, first off, Darth Vader called, and he wants his voice back.



-->'''Sonia Kruger:''' (''about a wig'') Willie Mason called. He says he wants his hair back.

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-->'''Sonia Kruger:''' (''about ''[about a wig'') wig]'' Willie Mason called. He says he wants his hair back.



* Series/{{Frasier}}, to Niles: "Niles, I've got news for you -- Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!"

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* Series/{{Frasier}}, ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier,
to Niles: "Niles, I've got news for you -- Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!"



-->'''Paula:''' (''to Jack Black'') The ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' called, they want their diploma back...

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-->'''Paula:''' (''to ''[to Jack Black'') Black]'' The ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' called, they want their diploma back...



** This was basically the catchphrase of David Spade's "Hollywood Minute" segments from a mid-90's Weekend Update. For example, Spade said of Skeet Ulrich, "Johnny Depp called; he wants his DNA back."

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** This was basically the catchphrase of David Spade's "Hollywood Minute" segments from a mid-90's mid-'90s Weekend Update. For example, Spade said of Skeet Ulrich, "Johnny Depp called; he wants his DNA back."



-->'''Grey Davis:''' (''answering the phone mid-sentence'') What's that? Okay, I'll tell him. (''beat'') That was Skeletor. He wants your wife's face back.

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-->'''Grey Davis:''' (''answering ''[answering the phone mid-sentence'') mid-sentence]'' What's that? Okay, I'll tell him. (''beat'') ''[beat]'' That was Skeletor. He wants your wife's face back.



--> '''Dad:''' (''to a son who won't shave and has long hair'') Advertising/{{GEICO}} called; they want their caveman back!

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--> '''Dad:''' (''to -->'''Dad:''' ''[to a son who won't shave and has long hair'') hair]'' Advertising/{{GEICO}} called; they want their caveman back!



-->'''Shawn:''' Dame Judi Dench called, she wants her breakfast back.
-->'''Gus:''' (''incredulous'') Did you just do the 'something called it wants its something back' bit?

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-->'''Shawn:''' Dame Judi Dench Creator/JudiDench called, she wants her breakfast back.
-->'''Gus:''' (''incredulous'')
back.\\
'''Gus:''' ''[incredulous]''
Did you just do the 'something "something called it wants its something back' back" bit?



-->'''Xanthippe:''' Hey Kimmy, 1996 called, it wants its clothes back.
-->'''Kimmy:''' Hey Xan, 2090 called, you're dead and you wasted your time on Earth.

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-->'''Xanthippe:''' Hey Kimmy, 1996 called, it wants its clothes back.
-->'''Kimmy:'''
back.\\
'''Kimmy:'''
Hey Xan, 2090 called, you're dead and you wasted your time on Earth.



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* ''Entertainment Weekly'' has a few examples in some pages, including the "Bullseye" sections. One "Bullseye" section (Issue # 1315, June 13, 2014) says, "Mary Stuart Masterson called, Mackensie. She doesn't want her haircut back."
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQayijW07ho&feature=channel_page "Hey, Jermaine Jackson called... he wants his hair back"]]
* A common response to a {{wall of text}} is "China called, they want their wall back."
* Transformers Wiki:
** The first image caption from the top down on the article for [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]] actually reads, "[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Trap-Jaw]] called, he wants his head back."
** Also, the first image caption from the top fown for the article for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulkhead]] actually reads, "Crumplezone called, he wants his head back."
* A common bumper sticker: "Your village called, they want their idiot back."
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' analysis blog ''[[http://tardiseruditorum.blogspot.co.uk TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue]]'' has a photo caption for ''Series/K9AndCompany'' reading "The 1980s called. They said you can keep their bloody title card."

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[[folder:New [[folder:Print Media]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQayijW07ho&feature=channel_page "Hey, Jermaine Jackson called... he wants his hair back"]]
* A common response to
''Entertainment Weekly'' has a {{wall of text}} is "China few examples in some pages, including the "Bullseye" sections. One "Bullseye" section (Issue # 1315, June 13, 2014) says, "Mary Stuart Masterson called, they Mackensie. She doesn't want their wall her haircut back."
* Transformers Wiki:
** The first image caption from the top down on the article for [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]] actually reads, "[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Trap-Jaw]] called, he wants his head back."
** Also, the first image caption from the top fown for the article for [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Bulkhead]] actually reads, "Crumplezone called, he wants his head back."
* A common bumper sticker: "Your village called, they want their idiot back."
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' analysis blog ''[[http://tardiseruditorum.blogspot.co.uk TARDIS Eruditorum: A Psychochronography in Blue]]'' has a photo caption for ''Series/K9AndCompany'' reading "The 1980s called. They said you can keep their bloody title card.
"



* From ''Webcomic/LilGotham,'' some [[https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/9360/40797/a65da6e006835608a09188a673babf93.jpg?h=57615b66fdafb2ae518a9d8a6605471d playful ribbing]] between [[KidHero Colin and Damian]].
-->'''Colin:''' ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis That. Was. RADICAL.]]''\\
'''Damian:''' Haha! The '80s called -- they want ''[[TotallyRadical radical]]'' back, and stop by the '90s and drop that flannel off on the way!



* A variation occurs in the video where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd reviewed ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Our Shells Tour''.

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* A variation occurs in the video where WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd reviewed review ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Our Shells Tour''.



-->'''Mr. T:''' (''picks up phone'') Hello? (''holds up phone to Mr. Rogers'') It's for you! Creator/BillCosby wants his sweater!
* In an IGN [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/12/20/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun-review review]] of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' for {{Wii}}, the subtitle under the review header says, "1995 called, they want their game back."

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-->'''Mr. T:''' (''picks ''[picks up phone'') phone]'' Hello? (''holds ''[holds up phone to Mr. Rogers'') Rogers]'' It's for you! Creator/BillCosby wants his sweater!
* In an IGN [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/12/20/agatha-christie-evil-under-the-sun-review review]] of Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' for {{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, the subtitle under the review header says, "1995 called, they want their game back."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQayijW07ho&feature=channel_page "Hey, Jermaine Jackson called... he wants his hair back"]]
* A common response to a {{wall of text}} is "China called, they want their wall back."
* In an Internet article saying that women doing more housework helps them lose more weight, one comment read, "The '50s called, they want their article back".
* In response to the shitstorm that erupted over Coca-Cola's multicultural Super Bowl ad, one person on Twitter jokingly remarked "Looking forward to RNC banning Coca-Cola products at 2016 election." Someone else responded to it "MSNBC called. They want their smear campaign back.
"



(''[[LiteralMetaphor phone rings]]'')\\

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(''[[LiteralMetaphor ''[[[LiteralMetaphor phone rings]]'')\\rings]]]''\\



* MTV's CGI ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' had this in "The Party", as Harry is drinking a martini.

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* MTV's CGI ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' had has this in "The Party", as Harry is drinking a martini.



* The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Raising Gazorpazorp" features this exchange of dialogue between Rick and Jerry:
-->'''Rick:''' It looks harmless now, but it could grow into something dangerous.
-->'''Jerry:''' Just like [[Music/InsaneClownPosse Insane Clown Posse.]]
-->'''Rick:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Yeah, good one, Jerry.]] 2003 just called. [[TakeThat They want their easy target back.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'':
**
The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Raising Gazorpazorp" features this exchange of dialogue between Rick and Jerry:
-->'''Rick:''' --->'''Rick:''' It looks harmless now, but it could grow into something dangerous.
-->'''Jerry:'''
dangerous.\\
'''Jerry:'''
Just like [[Music/InsaneClownPosse Insane Clown Posse.]]
-->'''Rick:'''
Music/InsaneClownPosse.\\
'''Rick:'''
[[DeadpanSnarker Yeah, good one, Jerry.]] 2003 just called. [[TakeThat They want their easy target back.]]



-->'''Jerry:''' Hey uh...1995 called! They want their "Certain year called wanting it's blank back" formula back!
-->'''Beth:''' Honestly, Jerry. Why do you put forth the effort?
-->'''Jerry:''' LIFE IS EFFORT, AND I'LL STOP WHEN I'M DEAD!

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-->'''Jerry:''' --->'''Jerry:''' Hey uh...uh... 1995 called! They want their "Certain year called wanting it's blank back" formula back!
-->'''Beth:'''
back!\\
'''Beth:'''
Honestly, Jerry. Why do you put forth the effort?
-->'''Jerry:'''
effort?\\
'''Jerry:'''
LIFE IS EFFORT, AND I'LL STOP WHEN I'M DEAD!



-->'''Andy:''' Hitler called, he wants his haircut back.
** Then...
-->'''Andy:''' (''goosestepping, heiling and with his finger of his upper lip'') I vant mien hiarcut back!
* Inverted in, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', where [[DeadpanSnarker Squidward]] gets one in.

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-->'''Andy:''' Hitler called, he wants his haircut back.
** Then...
-->'''Andy:''' (''goosestepping,
back.\\
''[then...]''\\
'''Andy:''' ''[goosestepping,
heiling and with his finger of his upper lip'') lip]'' I vant mien hiarcut back!
* Inverted in, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', where [[DeadpanSnarker Squidward]] gets one in.



'''Squidward:''' Okay. But first let me call the mortician and tell him his uniform's been stolen. (''cracks up'') Clothing zinger!

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'''Squidward:''' Okay. But first let me call the mortician and tell him his uniform's been stolen. (''cracks up'') ''[cracks up]'' Clothing zinger!



* During the 3rd 2012 presidential debate, held on Oct. 22, 2012, UsefulNotes/BarackObama told opponent MittRomney, "The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years." The comment was in reply to a statement Romney had made on March 26 of that year in an interview with WolfBlitzer of CNN. In the interview, Romney stated, "Russia, this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. They -- they fight every cause for the world's worst actors.".
* In an Internet article saying that women doing more housework helps them lose more weight, one comment read, "The '50s called, they want their article back".

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* During the 3rd 2012 presidential debate, held on Oct. 22, 2012, UsefulNotes/BarackObama told opponent MittRomney, Mitt Romney, "The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War's been over for 20 years." The comment was in reply to a statement Romney had made on March 26 of that year in an interview with WolfBlitzer of CNN. In the interview, Romney stated, "Russia, this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. They -- they fight every cause for the world's worst actors.".
* In an Internet article saying that women doing more housework helps them lose more weight, one comment read, "The '50s called, they want their article back".
".



* In response to the shitstorm that erupted over Coca-Cola's multicultural Super Bowl ad, one person on Twitter jokingly remarked "Looking forward to RNC banning Coca-Cola products at 2016 election." Someone else responded to it "MSNBC called. They want their smear campaign back."


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* A common bumper sticker: "Your village called, they want their idiot back."
25th Jul '16 10:46:35 AM MasterHero
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': If ComicBook/IronFist ends up facing [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], he will say "Daughters of the Dragon called, they want their everything back."
10th Jul '16 10:40:43 PM Vir
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* Ebaumsworld's game ''Avalanche'' routinely dishes out insults when you lose, one of which is "Your village called. They want their idiot back." {{Manga/Dramacon}} used a variation of this for a T-shirt: "Your village called. They want their cosplayer back."
* In ''Videogame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' Josuke Higashikata (from part 4, [[NamesTheSame not the other one]]) has a counter move where, if he gets hit while fixing his hair, a small cutscene will play with his opponent insulting his hairstyle. A few characters have insults that fit this trope, but Okuyasu's insult in the English version fits the best.
-->'''Okuyasu:''' Nice Haircut! Welcome to, like, 20 years ago!
-->'''Josuke:''' [[BerserkButton The Hell did you say about my hair!?]]

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* Ebaumsworld's game ''Avalanche'' routinely dishes out insults when you lose, one of which is "Your village called. They want their idiot back." {{Manga/Dramacon}} Manga/{{Dramacon}} used a variation of this for a T-shirt: "Your village called. They want their cosplayer back."
* In ''Videogame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' Josuke Higashikata (from part 4, [[NamesTheSame not the other one]]) has a counter move where, if he gets hit while fixing his hair, a small cutscene will play with his opponent insulting his hairstyle. A few characters have insults that fit this trope, but Okuyasu's insult in the English version fits the best.
-->'''Okuyasu:''' Nice Haircut! haircut! Welcome to, like, 20 years ago!
-->'''Josuke:'''
ago!\\
'''Josuke:'''
[[BerserkButton The Hell did you say about my hair!?]]hair!?]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Ryze's Season 6 rework adds this line when he taunts an opposing Aurelion Sol:
-->Space called, it wants its arrogant jerk back.
25th May '16 12:02:39 PM ZashikiWarashi
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/443175 Fight or Flyte]]'' after Loki makes an overly obscure reference to floppy disks while bantering, Tony retorts with "Ha! Nineteen eighty-five called, they want their joke back. And their bad hair."
19th May '16 1:42:56 PM erforce
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* In a SuperBowl commercial, Radio Shack goes the Domino's Pizza route of SelfDeprecation with "TheEighties Called. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUwwZHdx6SU They Want Their Store Back.]]" In TheStinger, [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Slimer]] appears in the newly remodeled store, and is dejected when he finds out [[YouAreTooLate he's too late]].

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* In a SuperBowl commercial, Radio Shack goes the Domino's Pizza route of SelfDeprecation with "TheEighties Called. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUwwZHdx6SU They Want Their Store Back.]]" In TheStinger, [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Slimer]] appears in the newly remodeled store, and is dejected when he finds out [[YouAreTooLate he's too late]].
18th Apr '16 9:43:45 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** This one got an added level of Meta pretty quickly. By the next superbowl the company was in such dire straights, partly from spending millions to run this commercial during the SuperBowl, that they had to close thousands of stores in an attempt to prevent total collapse after filing for bankruptcy. ''The 80's actually took it back with them'', and now it's gone.

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** This one got an added level of Meta pretty quickly. By the next superbowl the company was in such dire straights, partly from spending millions to run this commercial during the SuperBowl, that they had to close thousands of stores in an attempt to prevent total collapse after filing for bankruptcy.bankruptcy with the remainder being converted to Sprint stores. ''The 80's actually took it back with them'', and now it's gone.
8th Feb '16 3:57:53 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/TheSmallFolk'' invokes the trope in its prelude fiction, thus acknowledging that some of the popular subcultures parodied by the game's "cliques" are a little dated.
-->“The sixties and the nineties called and they want their dialogue back,” said a third voice.
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28th Dec '15 12:31:26 PM stuffedninja
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', using this phrase will literally send Y back to X. The whole plot of the episode was that Mordecai and Rigby, the lead characters, have cell phones from the 1980s. When they get a call that says, "The '80s called, they want their cell phones back!", since the two were holding the phone, they went back to the '80s. This was used at the end of the episode, where the two call their boss and (since they now know it's possible,) send the recliner he's sitting in back to the 1970s.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', using this phrase will literally send Y back to X. The whole plot of the episode "Prank Callers" was that Mordecai and Rigby, the lead characters, have cell phones from the 1980s. When they get a call that says, "The '80s called, they want their cell phones back!", since the two were holding the phone, they went back to the '80s. This was used at the end of the episode, where the two call their boss and (since they now know it's possible,) send the recliner he's sitting in back to the 1970s.
5th Nov '15 4:06:06 AM StarTropes
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* The dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' provides this line when Rex and Weevil (literally) run into Grimo, the first bad guy of Season 4:
--> '''Rex:''' Does the Grim Reaper know you raided his wardrobe?
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