In {{Magazines}}, there are quite often letters to the editor. This trope is so common in magazines that only unusual examples are listed here. May be a StronglyWordedLetter.

If fictional characters answer the mail, that's FourthWallMailSlot.
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!!Notable Magazine/Newspaper Examples

* Marvel UK commonly has the letters answered by a character.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disgusted_of_Tunbridge_Wells Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells]].
* ''YesVirginia'' was a response to an actual letter to the editor from an 8-year-old girl.
* ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' has always had its letters answered by Tharg The Mighty, except for one time in the TheNineties where characters from ''Vector 13'' took it over while Tharg took a leave of absence.
* In Magazine/{{MAD}}'s "Letters and Tomatoes Dept", letters were typically answered in a snide and insulting manner. They also published many letters that mocked the magazine creatively.

!!Examples In Other Media

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* RussellBrand exploited ''[[BritishNewspapers The Sun's]]'' letters page for comedy gold in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1uhmnNnmL8 this act]].

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* Creator/AlanMoore's ''[[NineteenSixtyThree 1963]]'' would have a fictional LettersToTheEditor page, parodying the columns StanLee would put out for Marvel in the TheSixties.
* Letters to the ''The Sensational SheHulk'' were answered by the titular character or one of her supporting cast.
* ComicBook/AmbushBug answered his own letters, and in his first issue was puzzled that he had to wait months for feedback from the reader who had just finished the book.
* Most American comic books had letter columns until the late '80s. A few independent comics still feature them.

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* The direct-to-video special ''The Secrets of the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Trilogy'', hosted by Kirk Cameron, answered some questions that fans of the trilogy had sent.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Parodied by the ''National Lampoon''. Its Letters section had funny made-up letters, often supposedly from celebrities.
* Creator/PGWodehouse dealt with this in the "A Letter to the Editor" chapter of ''Louder and Funnier'', in which he includes his poem, "Dear Sir: I take issue with Walter S. Swisher."
* Famously, pornographic magazines like Penthouse had letters pages where people wrote about their sexual experiences; most were made-up by the magazine's writers. It's probably safe to say that most of the ones that ''weren't'' were from {{UnreliableNarrator}}s as well.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' regularly parodies this (and ''PointsOfView'') with letters written to newspapers that read as if the writers were on drugs or crazy. One letter complains about the letters, as they "clearly not written by the general public and are merely included for a cheap laugh."
* In the ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' sketch "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoglB5NRxTo Slightly Mad]]", the only way [[Creator/HughLaurie Arthur Meddlycott]] can convince [[StephenFry his psychiatrist]] that he's insane is by revealing that he writes letters to newspapers and apparently has them all memorized.
* The UK show ''PointsOfView'' consists largely of such letters. It's one of the largest targets for SnarkBait on British TV.


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[[folder: Music ]]

* Del Amitri's "Nothing Ever Happens": ''"Angry from Manchester writes to complain about all the repeats on TV."''

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* ''OhCalcutta'' has a song about them.

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* WebVideo/FamicomDojo plays this straight with first The Dojo Mailbag[[note]]It was axed because someone was already using the name[[/note]] and then Famicom Denshimail.

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* The kick-start of the plot of the ChristmasSpecial '''TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas''.
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