->'''The Town Square'''\\
You are standing in the middle of a pretty town square in the center of a nondescript England town. Like most any other nondescript New England town, there's not much to see or do here, but maybe you'll find something amusing and enjoyable to do.\\
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A shiny metal phone booth sits in the center of the square.

PUTPBAA is a spinoff of the minimalist InteractiveFiction "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/176 Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die]]" and the differently minimalist "[[http://wurb.com/if/game/431 Aisle]]". Just as in the latter, you can only make one move, and then the game ends. You have a host of other commands to choose from, and each one leads to hundreds of {{Alternate Ending}}s, each one sillier than the last.

The game can be downloaded [[http://www.wurb.com/if/game/1380 here]], or played online [[http://www.spatch.net/games/play.cgi?game=ddyte here.]]

It has also been [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Game:Pick_Up_the_Phone_Booth_and_Aisle "ported"]] to Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}.
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!!PUTBAA uses the following tropes:
* AllJustADream: Mocked with [[spoiler:"wake"]].
* {{Anticlimax}}: [[spoiler:"Yay. You jumped."]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues
* AWinnerIsYou
* BecomingTheGenie: [[spoiler: Try to "Bunk In" the phone booth and see what happens.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Several.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Try "wave".
* CargoShip: Invoked. Several endings imply romantic involvement between you and the booth. Others aren't so subtle.
* CataclysmClimax: Well let's see... among the "Game Overs" include death by meteor, death by the wrath of god, death by "ICE STOOOOOOORM", death by CosmicHorror...
* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:>WIN "Okay." ***YOU WIN***]] Or so it seems.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Granted, while there are over 200 endings to the game, the [[http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/solutions/putpbaa.sol ending archive]] fails to list the word 'set' as a possible verb.
** Remember how typing "Inventory" [[spoiler:causes your pants to explode?]] Try typing Disarm [[spoiler:Pants]], Disleg [[spoiler:Pants]], Throw [[spoiler:Pants]], Remove [[spoiler:Pants]], Eat [[spoiler:Pants]], and then Deactivate [[spoiler:Pants]].
* DieChairDie: "Fight", "smash", "destroy", and other similar words cause the protagonist to try to destroy the booth. It ends badly for him, unsurprisingly.
* TheDogBitesBack: There are a number of ways to kill the phone booth. Unfortunately, there are even MORE ways it can kill you instead.
* DownerEnding: Most endings end badly for the protagonist.
** [[spoiler:"Love Me",]] however, is a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]].
* DiabolusExMachina: "Cook Booth" ends with a safe falling on the protagonist.
** "Burn Booth" ends with God smiting you with lightning.
* EverybodyLives: Many of the "Happy" endings are like this.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Type "look southwest".
* ExactWords: Some of the endings like to misinterpret commands like "[[spoiler:tie booth]]". This can be confusing to those who try synonyms like "[[spoiler:fix booth]]".
* GainaxEnding: "Eat Booth" results in a mishmash of references to ''VideoGame/{{Aisle}}'' and ''So Far'' (bizarre enough that even the parser feels obliged to comment); "Kick Booth" seems like a utter non-sequitur unless you've played ''{{Losing Your Grip}}''.
* HappilyEverAfter: Occasionally.
* HaveANiceDeath
* InterfaceScrew: After using undo as a verb, [[spoiler:no matter what keys you press the game will type out, one letter per keypress, "drive" and execute that command]], to much confusion if it was an accident.
** Even ''more'' confusing since [[spoiler:"drive" is not one of the recognized commands in the game proper]].
** This is a shout-out to Creator/AdamCadre's ''Shrapnel'', which pulls the same trick.
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Lampshaded; if you try to perform an action with a direction, you get creative bug responses. Waltz , for example, gets you the response, 'Your new name is Waltzes with Bugs'.
* ItsAWonderfulFailure
* TheHeroDies: A LOT
* TheLastStraw: Watch what happens when you type "fill self".
* LogicBomb: Type in "enter self".
* LoveHurts: Choosing to "Love Booth" causes the phone booth to give you a big hug. [[spoiler: Did I say big hug? I mean it falls on you and crushes you.]]
* MindScrew: Kick the phone booth.
** Also, [[spoiler: look southeast.]] Could possibly be a reference to the IF game ''Shade''.
** Try to undo without performing an action first.
** Also try waltz with me.
* MultipleEndings: The entire point of the game.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Try entering [[ClassicCheatCode "xyzzy"]], and a disembodied voice will complain about being summoned every time someone decides to make this reference.
* NonstandardGameOver: Many times, you don't exactly die, but the game ends anyway.
* NoodleIncident: Type in "walk" and the phone booth somehow impregnates you. And you end up in the Gobi desert.
* NowWhat
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: Type "open booth".
* ReticulatingSplines: "Smock my knickers" gives you this phrase.
* ShoutOut: To lots of other {{Text Adventure}}s. And pop culture. And all sorts of other stuff.
** Many endings describe the plot of movies or books.
* SchrodingersGun: Depending on the ending, you may end up being a MIT student, [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]], or even Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* SexyDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:'Touch booth'.]]
* SitcomArchNemesis: In [[spoiler:'Examine booth']], [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]] appears to be this for the player character.
* SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved: Two endings cast you as Franchise/{{Superman}} of all people!
* StuffBlowingUp: Type "blow up booth" and [[LudicrousGibs "blow up self"]].
* TakeThat: Sort of. Typing "sleep" prompts this response:
--> "Looks like another cold night coming. Your best bet seems to be the phone booth. Huddled inside, you catch some winks as best as you can before the cops move you on. The half bottle of cooking sherry you stole seems to help. Next day, the struggle begins again."
--> [[spoiler:AC:*** You were the CEO of pets.com ***]]
* TitleDrop: Do it! You'll win! [[spoiler: Really!]]
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Again, the whole point of the game.
* TurbineBlender: If you try to "fly", in a paragraph-long reference to [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Photopia}}''.]]
* TwistEnding: Type "Wait"
** Then there's the above TakeThat, where a depressing paragraph about you, a poor man trying to sleep, [[spoiler:actually having been the CEO of dot-com bubble company pets.com.]]
* WallOfText: You get one by typing "about".
* WeddingsForEveryone: Yes, one of the endings involves a wedding. In it, you marry [[spoiler: the phone booth.]]
* YouCantGetYeFlask: Some verbs ([[spoiler:love, undo]]) resolve differently depending on whether you specify the phone booth as the target or not.
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