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24th Feb '17 7:00:02 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', in "One Minute", Hank beats up Jesse so badly he is sent to the hospital, and Jesse's lawyer Saul Goodman mocks the bruises on Jesse's face.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', in "One Minute", after Hank beats up Jesse so badly he is sent sending him to the hospital, and Jesse's lawyer Saul Goodman mocks the bruises on Jesse's face.
24th Feb '17 6:59:04 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', in "One Minute", Hank beats up Jesse so badly he is sent to the hospital, and Jesse's lawyer Saul Goodman mocks the bruises on Jesse's face.
-->'''Saul Goodman:''' Rocky called, he wants his face back!
28th Jan '17 2:19:35 PM StFan
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* From "[[WebVideo/MLPAnalysis Analyst Bronies]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ehiwNBfo4 React to]] ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree Legend of Everfree]]''", upon reaching the TransformationSequence:
-->'''Cellspex:''' Okay, girls... ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]]'' called, and said your numbers of level-up were getting ridiculous.
5th Jan '17 2:17:46 PM nightshade01
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* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': [[http://nonadventures.com/2016/01/02/annual-transmission/ "ANNUAL Transmission"]], 2005 calls and wants his shirt back... and maybe a second chance?
14th Dec '16 3:19:53 PM Angeldeb82
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-->''Apollo:'' Yeah, the funny farm just called. They want their "genius" back.

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-->''Apollo:'' -->'''Apollo:''' Yeah, the funny farm just called. They want their "genius" back.
14th Dec '16 3:16:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* In Episode 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', [[spoiler:during Hugh O'Conner's breakdown and "confession" that he used a body double during the mock trial so he could kill Prof. Courte, the entire courtroom believes he's insane and not a genius]]:
-->''Apollo:'' Yeah, the funny farm just called. They want their "genius" back.
1st Dec '16 9:33:05 AM Gosicrystal
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* In Case 5 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', when Apollo and [[spoiler:Dhurke]] get lost in a very deep cave with no apparent way out:
-->'''[[spoiler:Dhurke]]:''' [...] It's just a bit of bad luck. That's all.
-->'''Apollo:''' A bit? Murphy called. He wants his law back.
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24th Oct '16 11:01:37 AM ropertroper
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* In a mock behind-the-scenes episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' in which Peter gets fired and David Spade gets brought in to play his replacement, at a script read one of his first lines is, "the decade called, they want their object back."
15th Aug '16 8:39:26 PM CountDorku
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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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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]



* 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'':
**
"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.



[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''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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[[folder:New Media]]
* [[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."
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