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* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace. He wasn't SpoiledBrat, rather it was because he was acting ''way'' too much like an adult businessman.

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* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace. He This wasn't SpoiledBrat, a sign of him being {{spoiled|Brat}}, rather it was because that he was acting ''way'' too much like an adult businessman.

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* Nokia tried to create a status cell phone with its Vertu line but assumed incorrectly that features of status wristwatches could successfully be carried over to cell phones. Vertu phones received scathing reviews, never caught on, and were eventually discontinued.

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* Music/TupacShakur mentions this in "Changes", with the line "They get jealous when they see you with your mobile phone".

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* Parodied by ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' in [[https://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1998/11/09 this series of strips]] from 1998. Roger, tired of being the only one at the office without a cell phone, decides to one-up all his co-workers...with an ''absurdly'' oversized phone that must be half his own height, and needs to be ''plugged in'' because no battery can hold a charge long enough to power it. Naturally, [[TechnologicallyBlindElders Roger]] is the only person who thinks this is a good idea.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' (which began in 2011) never showed cellphones as rare, but in early episodes only the well-off kids Masami and Tobias had smartphones, while the Wattersons kids lacking any cellphones (barring a horribly-outdated brick in "The Phone") is a sign of their PerpetualPoverty. By "The Best" (aired 2017), Gumball and every single classmate of his class are shown using a video-and-internet capable cellphones.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' (which began in 2011) never showed cellphones as rare, but in early episodes only the well-off kids Masami and Tobias had smartphones, while the Wattersons kids lacking any cellphones (barring a horribly-outdated brick in "The Phone") is a sign of their PerpetualPoverty. By "The Best" (aired 2017), Gumball and every single classmate of kid in his class are shown using a video-and-internet capable cellphones.


He'll get a tumor, but on the surgery day, the doc will see it and say "Man, you must really be cool!''

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He'll get a tumor, but on the surgery day, the doc will see it and say "Man, you must really be cool!'' cool!"''


This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}. A contemporary variant is for a character ''lacking'' a cellphone to be more notable, signifying poverty, [[BornInTheWrongCentury being out-of-touch]] ([[TechnologicallyBlindElder especially if they're elderly]]), or technophobia.

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This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}. A contemporary variant is for a character ''lacking'' a cellphone to be more notable, signifying poverty, [[BornInTheWrongCentury being out-of-touch]] ([[TechnologicallyBlindElder ([[TechnologicallyBlindElders especially if they're elderly]]), or technophobia.


This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}. A contemporary variant is for a character ''lacking'' a cellphone to be a sign of poverty, [[BornInTheWrongCentury being out-of-touch]], or technophobia.

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This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}. A contemporary variant is for a character ''lacking'' a cellphone to be a sign of more notable, signifying poverty, [[BornInTheWrongCentury being out-of-touch]], out-of-touch]] ([[TechnologicallyBlindElder especially if they're elderly]]), or technophobia.


This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.

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This trope is [[TropeBreaker really dying out]] in today's day and age. Nowadays, cellphones have become so mainstream and so much more affordable that [[SocietyMarchesOn it's basically expected for someone to have one]], and having a top-of-the-line model doesn't really mean that much anymore either--especially since [[TechnologyMarchesOn it's probably got at least a dozen nearly identical competitors and is only an incremental upgrade to phone's previous model anyway]]. Certain ''brands'' still play it straight to a point, but if the trope appears in contemporary fiction it's likely to be either {{satire}}, {{parody}} or {{deconstruction}}.
{{deconstruction}}. A contemporary variant is for a character ''lacking'' a cellphone to be a sign of poverty, [[BornInTheWrongCentury being out-of-touch]], or technophobia.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' (which began in 2011) never showed cellphones as rare, but in early episodes only the well-off kids Masami and Tobias had smartphones, while the Wattersons kids lacking cellphones (barring a horribly-outdated brick in "The Phone") is a sign of their PerpetualPoverty. By "The Best" (aired 2017), Gumball and every single classmate of his class are shown using a video-and-internet capable cellphone.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' (which began in 2011) never showed cellphones as rare, but in early episodes only the well-off kids Masami and Tobias had smartphones, while the Wattersons kids lacking any cellphones (barring a horribly-outdated brick in "The Phone") is a sign of their PerpetualPoverty. By "The Best" (aired 2017), Gumball and every single classmate of his class are shown using a video-and-internet capable cellphone. cellphones.


* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' was one of the earliest satires of this trope, as Zack Morris had one of these.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' was one of the earliest satires of this trope, examples, as Zack Morris had one of these.Morris' cellphone is a sign that's he's [[HighSchoolHustler an ambitious schemer]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' (which began in 2011) never showed cellphones as rare, but in early episodes only the well-off kids Masami and Tobias had smartphones, while the Wattersons kids lacking cellphones (barring a horribly-outdated brick in "The Phone") is a sign of their PerpetualPoverty. By "The Best" (aired 2017), Gumball and every single classmate of his class are shown using a video-and-internet capable cellphone.



* In "Brian Wallows, Peter Swallows" on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian sings a song about how society has changed since the 50's. He sings a line about a businessman with a cell phone:

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* In "Brian Wallows, Peter Swallows" on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian sings a song about how society has changed since the 50's. He sings 50's, which includes a line about a businessman with a cell phone:



* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace.

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* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace. He wasn't SpoiledBrat, rather it was because he was acting ''way'' too much like an adult businessman.


* In "Brian Wallows, Peter Swallows" on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian sings a song about how society has changed since the 50's. He sings a line about a businessman with a cell phone and how busy his life must be, then mentioning how the phone will give him a tumor, but his doctor will see it and admit how cool he is.
-->Those fancy cellphones, make people mumble "gee whiz, look how important he is, his life must rule!"
-->He'll get a tumor, but on the surgery day, the doc will see it and say "Man, you must really be cool!"

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* In "Brian Wallows, Peter Swallows" on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Brian sings a song about how society has changed since the 50's. He sings a line about a businessman with a cell phone and how busy his life must be, then mentioning how the phone will give him a tumor, but his doctor will see it and admit how cool he is.
-->Those
phone:
-->''Those
fancy cellphones, make people mumble "gee whiz, look how important he is, his life must rule!"
-->He'll
rule!\\
He'll
get a tumor, but on the surgery day, the doc will see it and say "Man, you must really be cool!" cool!''


* The 2001 short ''''WesternAnimation/AKittyBoboShow: Cellphones'' was about a cat who recently got a cellphone. Kitty Bobo is constantly annoying his friends by bragging about his phone. In the end he breaks it and his friends all get cellphones, causing him anguish because everyone else has one but him.

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* The 2001 short ''''WesternAnimation/AKittyBoboShow: ''WesternAnimation/AKittyBoboShow: Cellphones'' was about a cat who recently got a cellphone. Kitty Bobo is constantly annoying his friends by bragging about his phone. In the end he breaks it and his friends all get cellphones, causing him anguish because everyone else has one but him.



* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnikation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace.

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* Rich kid Lorenzo from ''WesternAnikation/HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a cellphone at a time when pagers were still commonplace.

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