: A letter's contents are spoken by its sender, despite being far away.
- Straight: Alice gets a letter from Bob, who lives in the next state, and his voice speaks the words on the page as Alice reads them.
- Exaggerated: Alice gets a letter written by Bob, Carol, and Daniel, and their voices all speak in union.
- Downplayed: Only the last few words are spoken.
- Justified: The paper used is an experimental type that lets you record your voice.
- Inverted: Alice reads a letter from Bob, despite him being right next to her.
- Subverted: It turns out Bob was standing right behind Alice the whole time.
- Double Subverted:
- ... and then it turns out that was an imposter of Bob.
- Bob's appearance in the scene is only metaphorical, showing that Alice feels his presence. He fades out of the scene afterward.
- Parodied: Bob's words do not at all match up with the letter.
- Zig Zagged: Though letters appear often in the series, not all of them are read by the sender.
- Averted: The letter isn't read by Bob.
- Enforced: "We need a device to make sure the audience understands the message!"
- Lampshaded: "Where is that voice coming from?"
- Invoked: Bob sends Alice a card with a voice chip in it with a recorded message.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice is a Fourth Wall Observer and tells Bob to shut up.
- Discussed: "Oh, a letter from Bob! I wonder when his voice will start talking..."
- Conversed: "You ever wonder why letters on TV shows are always read by their senders?"
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