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-->'''SpongeBob:''' Uhh, Patrick, that's the name of the restaurant.

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-->'''SpongeBob:''' -->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Uhh, Patrick, that's the name of the restaurant.

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-->'''SpongeBob:''' Uhh, Patrick, that's the name of the restaurant.
-->'''Patrick:''' Huh? ''[groans in frustration]'' FISHPASTE!

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* A 2021 Superbowl ad from T-Mobile gives an explanation for why Creator/TomBrady joined the Buccaneers. In the commercial, Rob Gronkowski was trying to convince him to retire by describing what he could do while relaxing in Florida. Due to a bad connection, however, Brady instead heard his words as a ''challenge'' to come and win another game, because retiring would make him weak.


Compare OutOfContextEavesdropping, MistakenForPrankCall, PoorCommunicationKills, OneDialogueTwoConversations, and LostInTransmission. Also compare EmbarrassingRingtone, FunnyAnsweringMachine, PrankCall, TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy, and SmellPhone for other comical phone tropes. Can happen if the person on one side of the phone is using an EarTrumpet or otherwise hard-of-hearing. Common when someone is PlayingCyrano, LandlineEavesdropping, or having an EarpieceConversation.

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Compare ICantHearYou, OutOfContextEavesdropping, MistakenForPrankCall, PoorCommunicationKills, OneDialogueTwoConversations, and LostInTransmission. Also compare EmbarrassingRingtone, FunnyAnsweringMachine, PrankCall, TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy, and SmellPhone for other comical phone tropes. Can happen if the person on one side of the phone is using an EarTrumpet or otherwise hard-of-hearing. Common when someone is PlayingCyrano, LandlineEavesdropping, or having an EarpieceConversation.


--> '''Wife''': Jake from State Farm at ''3 in the morning'' ''(Snatches phone)'' Who is this?!

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--> '''Wife''': Jake from State Farm at ''3 in the morning'' morning''? ''(Snatches phone)'' Who is this?!


--> '''Wife''': ''(Comes down and turns on the light) Who're you talking to?

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--> '''Wife''': ''(Comes down and turns on the light) light)'' Who're you talking to?


* One of the more well-known State Farm ads involves a husband calling the company at night to learn about their insurance deals. His wife comes down and thinks he's talking to another woman, snatching the phone away from him.
--> '''Wife''': Who're you talking to? ''(On the phone)'' Who is this?

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* One of the more well-known State Farm ads involves a husband calling the company at night to learn about their insurance deals. His wife comes down and thinks he's talking to another woman, snatching the phone away from him.
woman. It didn't help that he actually did sound like he was doing dirty talk.
--> '''Husband''': Yeah, I'm married. Does it matter? Would you do that for me? Really? Yeah, I'd like that.
--> '''Wife''': ''(Comes down and turns on the light) Who're you talking to? to?
--> '''Husband''': It's Jake from State Farm.
''(On the phone)'' It sounds like a really good deal.
--> '''Wife''': Jake from State Farm at ''3 in the morning'' ''(Snatches phone)''
Who is this?this?!



--> '''Wife''': Oh really? Well what are you wearing "Jake from State Farm"?
--> '''Jake''': Uh, khakis?

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--> '''Wife''': Oh really? Well what are you wearing "Jake from State Farm"?
--> '''Jake''': Uh, ''(At a cubicle)'' Uhh, khakis?



--> '''Husband''': Well she's a ''guy'', so....

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--> '''Husband''': Well she's a ''guy'', so....so...


* One of the more well-known State Farm ads involves a husband calling the company at night to learn about their insurgence deals. His wife comes down and thinks he's talking to another woman, snatching the phone away from him.

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* One of the more well-known State Farm ads involves a husband calling the company at night to learn about their insurgence insurance deals. His wife comes down and thinks he's talking to another woman, snatching the phone away from him.



--> '''Wife''': Oh really? Well what are you wearing "Jake from State Farm".

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--> '''Wife''': Oh really? Well what are you wearing "Jake from State Farm".Farm"?

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* One of the more well-known State Farm ads involves a husband calling the company at night to learn about their insurgence deals. His wife comes down and thinks he's talking to another woman, snatching the phone away from him.
--> '''Wife''': Who're you talking to? ''(On the phone)'' Who is this?
--> '''Husband''': It's... Jake from State Farm.
--> '''Wife''': Oh really? Well what are you wearing "Jake from State Farm".
--> '''Jake''': Uh, khakis?
--> '''Wife''': ''(To the husband)'' She sounds hideous.
--> '''Husband''': Well she's a ''guy'', so....


* ''WebVideo/StacheBros'': In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' episode of "Luigi Time!!!", Luigi has one when he calls to get his UsefulNotes/NintendoWii repaired after [[spoiler:Mario breaks it]]:

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* ''WebVideo/StacheBros'': In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' episode of "Luigi Time!!!", Luigi has one when he calls to get his UsefulNotes/NintendoWii UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} repaired after [[spoiler:Mario breaks it]]:


* ''WebVideo/StacheBros'': In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' episode of "Luigi Time!!!" when Luigi calls to get his UsefulNotes/NintendoWii repaired after [[spoiler:Mario breaks it]]:

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* ''WebVideo/StacheBros'': In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' episode of "Luigi Time!!!" when Time!!!", Luigi has one when he calls to get his UsefulNotes/NintendoWii repaired after [[spoiler:Mario breaks it]]:

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* ''WebVideo/StacheBros'': In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' episode of "Luigi Time!!!" when Luigi calls to get his UsefulNotes/NintendoWii repaired after [[spoiler:Mario breaks it]]:
-->'''Luigi:''' I'm calling because [[spoiler:my brother]] broke my Wii. No, my ''Nintendo'' Wii!
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* ''Literature/StanleyBagshawAndTheTwentyTwoTonWhale'': At one point, one character phones up another to get them to come see the whale turning around at the canal. Unfortunately, the second character mistakenly thinks the canal is on fire, due to mishearing "amazing" as "a-blazing", "whale" as "bail", and "turning around" as "burning down".

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* ''Literature/StanleyBagshawAndTheTwentyTwoTonWhale'': ''Stanley Bagshaw and the Twenty-Two-Ton Whale'': At one point, one character phones up another to get them to come see the whale turning around at the canal. Unfortunately, the second character mistakenly thinks the canal is on fire, due to mishearing "amazing" as "a-blazing", "whale" as "bail", and "turning around" as "burning down".down".
* One [[Literature/EncyclopediaBrown Encyclopedia Brown]] mini-mystery uses this trope as its solution. The neighborhood Romeo leaves a romantic message for his latest sweetheart, only for her to furiously tell him off. Encyclopedia investigates and realizes that the person who took the message inadvertently punctuated it wrong, making the compliments seem like insults: "I want to say you're amazing. I can't stop thinking that you're the most beautiful girl in town" becomes "I want to say you're amazing--I can't. Stop thinking that you're the most beautiful girl in town," for example.


* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Gru tells Dr. Nefario over his cellphone that he wants him to make a dozen cookie robots. Nefario mishears him and makes ''boogie'' robots instead. Gru chalks this up to Nefario being hard-of-hearing due to his old age.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', one scene, Gru tells Dr. Nefario over his cellphone that he wants him to make a dozen cookie robots. Nefario mishears him and makes ''boogie'' robots instead. Gru chalks this up to Nefario being hard-of-hearing due to his old age.age.
** Likewise, mishearing Gru's words on the phone is why Dr. Nefario makes a Fart Gun instead of a Dart Gun.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Cabin Fever" [[SnowedIn while trapped in a cabin,]] Ed Bighead builds a makeshift radio and gets a response from a teenage sounding voice.
-->'''Ed:''' Listen carefully, this is Ed Bighead. I'm trapped in a cabin in the mountains with my wife and two guys. Do you read?
-->'''Voice:''' Um.. right, okay. [[DriveThruAntics You want a large burger and two fries.]]

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