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  • Memetic Mutation: Barack Obama is from Mars!
  • Nightmare Fuel: Oodles and oodles. That's the whole point. Most literally might be Art Bell's recording of the "Sounds from Hell".
    • "Hi. I don't have a lot of time, I've been running cross-country and-oh man I don't know where to start. I'm a former employee at Area 51... medical discharge...They're gonna triangulate on this position really soon... these... What we were thinking of as aliens are actually extradimensional beings... an earlier precursor..."
      • The above clip even more so as used in Tool's "Faaip De Oiad", the closing song on Lateralus.
      • That clip was also used at the beginning of the pAper chAse's album Now You Are One of Us.
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    • "Oscar", a snarling, raspy-voiced man who sounds positively demonic. Even George is freaked out by him. Every call he makes is incredibly chilling to listen to (with the exception of that time where he got in an argument with J.C.)
    • A long broadcast ago, a woman claiming to be JC's wife, Edna, says she managed to escape her husband's control and find a new life. Fast forward a few more years, and JC says he's captured Edna again, and has her strapped down and is trying to "pray" for her. Presuming JC isn't a plant, and knowing that he probably hates Edna, you'd pray for the poor woman too.
      • If it's of any consolation, most subsequent calls seem to indicate that this is not the case and J.C.s still looking for Edna. Either he got the wrong woman and let her go or J.C. is just a long-running made-up character (despite what the hosts say). The two calls where she's supposedly mentioned "being captured" are best left into the world of Fanon Discontinuity. Plus, Edna continually thwarting J.C. is a great running gag.
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    • You'd think a prank call by a man claiming to be Dr. Gordon Freeman would be a Funny Moment, right? Especially since George Noory is sufficiently out of touch with the gaming community to not Spot the Thread. Wrong. "Gordon" manages to keep a completely straight face as he describes the disturbing nature of being stalked by The G-Man and express his fears of being stalked by a Mysterious Watcher. Arguably dips into Bathos due to being an obvious crank call, but "Gordon" never breaks character, not even a chuckle.
  • Older Than They Think: A late night radio show focused on Conspiracy Kitchen Sink talk—Long John Nebel's New York show, which debuted in 1954.
  • Snark Bait: Skeptics are very fond of snarking this show. James Randi has done this a few times on his blog/forum.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Art Bell on April 13, 2018.
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  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Many say that the show has been singlehandedly ruined by George Noory replacing Art Bell, so much so that they've made their own online community.


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