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* This trope is a wonderful example of a deadlock, a situation which is a cause of many errors in computing: two or more programs (or threads, processes...) are waiting for each other to do something before they do anything else, so none does anything at all. If they haven't been programmed against it, the programs can literally run forever doing nothing, and this is a common cause of [[{{Pun}} hang-ups]].


[[caption-width-right:289:[-"''You'' move on and find somebody else first."-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:289:[-"''You'' [[caption-width-right:289:"''You'' move on and find somebody else first."-]]]
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* A transcription of a phone conversation between [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles]] shows them doing this for what must have been almost an hour. Less {{Squee}}-inducing with the knowledge that it was solid, irrefutable evidence [[YourCheatingHeart he was cheating on Princess Diana]], not that there wasn't [[RoyallyScrewedUp plenty of infidelity]] to go around there...

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* A transcription of a phone conversation between [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles]] shows them doing this for what must have been almost an hour. Less {{Squee}}-inducing with the knowledge that it was solid, irrefutable evidence [[YourCheatingHeart he was cheating on Princess Diana]], Diana, not that there wasn't [[RoyallyScrewedUp plenty of infidelity]] to go around there...

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* Series/LizzieMcGuire did this with her first boyfriend. After Miranda hangs up for them, Lizzie attempts to ''call him back'' so that he knows that she didn't hang up on him.


** Also in the season eight episode, 'The Over-Correction', wherein Ted briefly dates a prison inmate. The usual conversation ensues, until the violent prison inmate shouts at Ted to "hang up, you little bitch!"

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** Also in the season eight episode, 'The Over-Correction', "The Over-Correction", wherein Ted briefly dates a prison inmate. The usual conversation ensues, until the violent prison inmate shouts at Ted to "hang up, you little bitch!"


** It also happened in a season six episode with Ted and Zoey. It starts out normal and sweet, but an hour it's evolved into a genuine argument to show how [[MasochismTango Zoey and Ted never agree on anything]]. Eventually, they're in the same room and still refuse to hang up, so Ted's roommate Robin finally calls him because she's annoyed and tells one of them to hang up already.

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** It also happened in a season six episode with Ted and Zoey. It starts out normal and sweet, but an hour later it's evolved into a genuine argument to show how [[MasochismTango Zoey and Ted never agree on anything]]. Eventually, they're in the same room and still refuse to hang up, so Ted's roommate Robin finally calls him because she's annoyed and tells one of them to hang up already.


** It also happened in a season six episode with Ted and Zoey where the point was to show that Zoey would fight Ted about everything, including who should hang up first.
** Also in the season eight episode, 'The Over-Correction', wherein Ted briefly dates a prison inmate. The usual conversation ensues, until the violent prison inmate shouts at Ted to "hang up, you little bitch."

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** It also happened in a season six episode with Ted and Zoey where the point was Zoey. It starts out normal and sweet, but an hour it's evolved into a genuine argument to show that how [[MasochismTango Zoey would fight and Ted about everything, including who should never agree on anything]]. Eventually, they're in the same room and still refuse to hang up, so Ted's roommate Robin finally calls him because she's annoyed and tells one of them to hang up first.
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** Also in the season eight episode, 'The Over-Correction', wherein Ted briefly dates a prison inmate. The usual conversation ensues, until the violent prison inmate shouts at Ted to "hang up, you little bitch."bitch!"


* In [[Creator/TyreseGibson Tyrese]]'s song "How You Gonna Act Like That," Tyrese alludes to this being a regular ending to him and his woman's conversations.

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* In American R&B singer [[Creator/TyreseGibson Tyrese]]'s song "How You Gonna Act Like That," Tyrese he alludes to this being a regular ending to him and his woman's conversations.

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* In [[Creator/TyreseGibson Tyrese]]'s song "How You Gonna Act Like That," Tyrese alludes to this being a regular ending to him and his woman's conversations.
-->''We would sit and talk for hours about anything\\
[[Main/SelfDemonstrating "Baby, you hang up" "No, you hang up"]] [[Main/RuleOfThree "On three, hang up"]]''


* Taken UpToEleven in an Series/IncredibleCrew episode where this plays out normally...until the teens start loudly arguing about it. This argument continues into a basketball game, their graduation, and ''their entire lives''. They're buried next to each other, and not even death can stop them from keeping it going as they sit up in their graves.

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* Taken UpToEleven in an Series/IncredibleCrew ''Series/IncredibleCrew'' episode where this plays out normally...until the teens start loudly arguing about it. This argument continues into a basketball game, their graduation, and ''their entire lives''. They're buried next to each other, and not even death can stop them from keeping it going as they sit up in their graves.


* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Large Hadron Collision", Howard says it to his girlfriend, who promptly does so.

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* In the ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Large Hadron Collision", Howard says it to his girlfriend, who promptly does so.



* In ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode, "My best friend's boyfriend", Miley's best friend, Lilly is on the phone with her boyfriend, Lucas and tells him to hang up first. "No you! No you!" Eventually Miley gets irritated and grabs the phone out of her hand and says "No, me!"

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* In ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode, "My best friend's boyfriend", Best Friend's Boyfriend", Miley's best friend, Lilly is on the phone with her boyfriend, Lucas and tells him to hang up first. "No you! No you!" Eventually Miley gets irritated and grabs the phone out of her hand and says "No, me!"


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* Taken UpToEleven in an Series/IncredibleCrew episode where this plays out normally...until the teens start loudly arguing about it. This argument continues into a basketball game, their graduation, and ''their entire lives''. They're buried next to each other, and not even death can stop them from keeping it going as they sit up in their graves.


* This trope is a wonderful example of a deadlock, a situation which is a cause of many errors in computing: two or more programs (or threads, processes...) are waiting for each other to do something before they do anything else, so none does anything at all. If they haven't been programmed against it, the programs can literally run forever doing nothing, and this is a common cause of [[JustForPun hang-ups]].

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* This trope is a wonderful example of a deadlock, a situation which is a cause of many errors in computing: two or more programs (or threads, processes...) are waiting for each other to do something before they do anything else, so none does anything at all. If they haven't been programmed against it, the programs can literally run forever doing nothing, and this is a common cause of [[JustForPun [[{{Pun}} hang-ups]].


* An ad for the Facebook Portal videocalling service featuring Franchise/TheMuppets has a bit like this:

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* An ad for the Facebook Portal videocalling service featuring Franchise/TheMuppets ''Advertising/AVeryMuppetPortalCampaign'' has a bit like this:one of these between Gonzo and Camilla that plays pretty much exactly with the formula described above.


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-->'''Gonzo''': Alright, alright, I have an idea. Let's hang up on three.
-->'''Both:''' ''([[ForegoneConclusion much too far from their devices to activate the hangup]])'' One, two, three.
-->''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Gonzo:''' Aaalright, on the count of four.


-->'''Camilla''': [[TheUnintelligable Buck buck buck]].

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-->'''Camilla''': [[TheUnintelligable [[TheUnintelligible Buck buck buck]].

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* An ad for the Facebook Portal videocalling service featuring Franchise/TheMuppets has a bit like this:
-->'''Gonzo''': It's getting late, Camilla, we should go.
-->'''Camilla''': [[TheUnintelligable Buck buck buck]].
-->'''Gonzo''': No, ''you'' hang up.
-->'''Camilla''': Buck, ''buck'' buck buck.

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