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Playing With: Voiceover Letter
Basic Trope: 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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