Main The Tape Knew You Would Say That Discussion

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lavendermintrose
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06:10:16 PM Jun 4th 2016
So does this trope cover every example of a recorded phone call being used to make it look like a person who's there is somewhere else, or only when the recording predicts something they'd say? To some extent, you can't have the alibi version without that, because if you did, you'd get caught. But if that's not technically covered by this (e.g. the Code Geass Stage 3 example, where the recording doesn't respond to Kallen), there should be a trope for that.
Arivne
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06:59:13 AM Mar 29th 2012
edited by Arivne
Removed all of the spoiler tags from the Foundation examples in Literature. They're all more than 50 years old and fall under the Statute of Limitations in our Handling Spoilers policy.
Lexpro
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06:33:16 AM Feb 15th 2012
A few years ago phone calls between my buddy and me would start with so predictably a routine that when he got an answering machine that was connected to his PC with messages for most of his contacts, his effing machine talked to me... even with the appropriate pauses for my answers.
TravisWells
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06:45:51 PM Jul 23rd 2010
I heard a comedy bit which was someone trying to learn scottish from a "Learn To Speak Scottish" record which did this, but I never figured out what it was from, so I can't add it directly. I main thing I remember was one of the quotes being about borrowing a fiver and the listener replying "what" to which the album also replied "what?".

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