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* Future tech example: In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Virtuoso", the ''Voyager'''s computer systems are all clogged with fan mail for The Doctor from the Komar, a people to whom music was introduced for the first time by The Doctor with his performance on ''Voyager''.

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* Future tech example: In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Virtuoso", the ''Voyager'''s computer systems are all clogged with fan mail for The Doctor from the Komar, Qomar, a people to whom music was introduced for the first time by The Doctor with his performance on ''Voyager''.



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* Future tech example: In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Virtuoso", the ''Voyager'''s computer systems are all clogged with fan mail for The Doctor from the Komar, a people to whom music was introduced for the first time by The Doctor with his performance on ''Voyager''.

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* In Barbara Slate's ''ComicBook/AngelLove'', Angel's roommate Wendy Thornball puts out a personal ad in the newspaper looking for a date. Angel comes into her apartment building to check her mail slot, and [[ExplodingCloset dozens of letters come pouring out of it]] for Wendy. Angel takes it all upstairs to her apartment and dumps them right on top of Wendy.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' special "Smurfily Ever After", Clumsy is given a ton of invites to deliver to the guests of Woody and Laconia's wedding, which are all dumped on top of him by Handy's crane. Clumsy gets the help of the Pussywillow Pixies to deliver the rest of the letters since they could fly.


** When Homer files a lawsuit against a seafood restaurant whose definition of "all you can eat" differed from his, the defendant asked for a display of how much Homer ate that night. At that point parodying the film ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', a huge convoy of people carrying large sacks enter the court, but it turns out that they just contain letters for an adjacent courtroom (People of Springfield vs Santa Claus, IIRC).

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** When Homer files a lawsuit against a seafood restaurant whose definition of "all you can eat" differed from his, the defendant asked for a display of how much Homer ate that night. At that point parodying the film ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', a huge convoy of people carrying large sacks enter the court, but it turns out that they just contain letters for an adjacent courtroom (People of Springfield vs Santa Claus, IIRC).
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* In ''Film/SwingVote'', the drunken hick holding the future of the [[ArtisticLicenseLaw country in his hands]], receives a number of these that he is too lazy to check. As a result, [[InnocentProdigy his daughter]] does her best to answer them, just to make the people sending them feel that someone's listening. At the end of the movie, the aforementioned hick [[spoiler: uses the letters to question the politicians, thus cutting through the B.S. and getting their real opinions, as well as responsibly representing the American people.]]

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* In ''Film/SwingVote'', the drunken hick holding the future of the [[ArtisticLicenseLaw country in his hands]], hands]] receives a number of these that he is too lazy to check. As a result, [[InnocentProdigy his daughter]] does her best to answer them, just to make the people sending them feel that someone's listening. At the end of the movie, the aforementioned hick [[spoiler: uses the letters to question the politicians, thus cutting through the B.S. and getting their real opinions, as well as responsibly representing the American people.]]




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* In ''Stormy, Misty's Foal,'' one of the sequels to ''Misty of Chincoteague'', the Beebes are amused to get bags of letters from school children offering name suggestions for Misty's foal. The family had to evacuate the island due to dangerous weather and the letters piled up in their absence. As one of the characters notes, it feels like they're holding an election.



** When they own a racehorse, as he's being put out to stud the horse gets Bags of Letters from prospective broodmares.

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** When they own a racehorse, as he's being put out to stud stud, the horse gets Bags of Letters from prospective broodmares.



* Creator/RobertEnglund got so much fanmail when he played Willy on ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' that they eventually started to use unopened fan letters as ''props'' in other programs. In his biography, he mentions seeing a studio tour where the guide pointed to a stuffed letterbox and said, "All of those are letters to Willy."

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* Creator/RobertEnglund got so much fanmail fan mail when he played Willy on ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' that they eventually started to use unopened fan letters as ''props'' in other programs. In his biography, he mentions seeing a studio tour where the guide pointed to a stuffed letterbox and said, "All of those are letters to Willy."


* While she was working on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Creator/NichelleNichols was told by a couple of studio mailmen that she was receiving bags of fan mail, but that they were being dumped -- apparently for racial reasons. It got her so miffed that she wanted to leave the show and only Dr. MartinLutherKingJr was able to talk her out of it.

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* While she was working on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Creator/NichelleNichols was told by a couple of studio mailmen that she was receiving bags of fan mail, but that they were being dumped -- apparently for racial reasons. It got her so miffed that she wanted to leave the show and only Dr. MartinLutherKingJr UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr was able to talk her out of it.


* Variation: The original Bill Cullen edition of ''ThePriceIsRight'' utilized randomly selected postcards in five rotating drums for their home viewer sweepstakes. Whoever had the exact price first out of five selected cards (or the first closest to the price without going over) was the winner.

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* Variation: The original Bill Cullen edition of ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' utilized randomly selected postcards in five rotating drums for their home viewer sweepstakes. Whoever had the exact price first out of five selected cards (or the first closest to the price without going over) was the winner.


* Creator/RobertEnglund got so much fanmail when he played Willy on ''Series/{{V}}'' that they eventually started to use unopened fan letters as ''props'' in other programs. In his biography, he mentions seeing a studio tour where the guide pointed to a stuffed letterbox and said, "All of those are letters to Willy."

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* Creator/RobertEnglund got so much fanmail when he played Willy on ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' that they eventually started to use unopened fan letters as ''props'' in other programs. In his biography, he mentions seeing a studio tour where the guide pointed to a stuffed letterbox and said, "All of those are letters to Willy."


Variations due to advancing technology include having someone rush into the room saying "The Switchboard is Lighting Up" where it's been established that the character is on live radio or television and is about to be kicked off the air when suddenly hundreds of people start calling in, as well as (briefly in the '90s and early '00s) a rapidly filling email inbox or InUniverse real-time reaction via social media such as {{Facebook}}, {{Twitter}}, [[WritingAroundTrademarks or the equivalent]].

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Variations due to advancing technology include having someone rush into the room saying "The Switchboard is Lighting Up" where it's been established that the character is on live radio or television and is about to be kicked off the air when suddenly hundreds of people start calling in, as well as (briefly in the '90s and early '00s) a rapidly filling email inbox or InUniverse real-time reaction via social media such as {{Facebook}}, {{Twitter}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, Website/{{Twitter}}, [[WritingAroundTrademarks or the equivalent]].


* The title of the movie LettersFromIwoJima refers to a bag of letters from Japanese soldiers on the island that were never delivered to their families. Their discovery by modern day archeologists starts off the story.

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* The title of the movie LettersFromIwoJima ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'' refers to a bag of letters from Japanese soldiers on the island that were never delivered to their families. Their discovery by modern day archeologists starts off the story.


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* On ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' when Sally said on national TV that she was looking for a man BagsOfLetters arrived overnight.

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* On ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' when Sally said on national TV that she was looking for a man BagsOfLetters arrived overnight.



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* Celebrities will frequently refer to "bags of letters" talking about fan mail or viewer feedback.

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* Celebrities will frequently refer to "bags of letters" talking about fan mail or viewer feedback.


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* In the ''HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Bowmans" Hancock finds himself bombarded by mail the day after his radio SoapOpera character is killed off.

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* In the ''HancocksHalfHour'' ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Bowmans" Hancock finds himself bombarded by mail the day after his radio SoapOpera character is killed off.


* In "Message in a Bottle" by ThePolice, the message gets 100 billion replies.

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* In "Message in a Bottle" by ThePolice, Music/ThePolice, the message gets 100 billion replies.


* On ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' when Sally said on national TV that she was looking for a man BagsOfLetters arrived overnight.
* On ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman'' the ViewerMail ThemeSong (borrowed from ''The Perry Como Show'') goes ''"Letters / We get letters / We get stacks and stacks of letters / LETTERS"''

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* On ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' when Sally said on national TV that she was looking for a man BagsOfLetters arrived overnight.
* On ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman'' Creator/DavidLetterman'' the ViewerMail ThemeSong (borrowed from ''The Perry Como Show'') goes ''"Letters / We get letters / We get stacks and stacks of letters / LETTERS"''

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