555-SUPERCUT

Submitted by: seaniemic 5 years ago in Entertainment

The best movie cliche of all-time?
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Female 3,726
edana42
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
1888 Posts Friday, October 21, 2011 9:31:25 AM
867-5309
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ZOMG....*calling Edana NOW**
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Female 3,726
Wow, this was an awful post....we get it...555, 555, 555....4 minutes and 11 seconds though???
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Male 181
They do the same things with license plates too, why is this confusing?

They also never use area codes when they give a number either...
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Male 663
555 is used as a dialling code in movies.

We know this.

Is that all this video is showing? People using it in movies?
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Male 1,293
I`m sorry, but what is interesting about this? `m British, and know that the films use 555 because it is not used in any real US numbers.
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Male 197
Using 555 for fictional numbers is older than the Tommy Tutone incident,however it was a catalyst the made it this prevalent now. This usage existed as far back as the 60`s but is much more noticeable now in today`s litigious society with fewer entertainment purveyors insulating themselves from future indemnities.
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Male 197
@Altaru "Not all numbers that begin with 555 are fictional—for example, 555-1212 is one of the standard numbers for directory assistance throughout the United States and Canada. In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use - except for the 800 area code where only 800-555-0199 is reserved - and the other numbers have been released for actual assignment."

So close but not exactly anymore, and the 555 is not the area code it`s just the first three numbers of the seven digit telephone number, the area code comes before that.

Anyone else have the urge to call the 555 numbers in this that are not still reserved?
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Male 3,331
AH! NO MEL GIBSON!
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Male 2,790
that just means everyone from every movie lives in the same area
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Female 305
edana42 and slut_etta have it right. that`s why they have to use 555 in movies now. cuz too many people were calling jenny (which was a real number)
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Male 42
@skytz1337: the kid is right...
numbers 0001 to 9999 are 9999 numbers. then there is also 0000 which makes it 10000
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Male 25,416
so many 555`s
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Female 4,084
867-5309
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Male 3,310
I`m not sure you`d call it a cliche when it is an intention device. I`m not sure that is what is meant by cliche.
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Male 687
the kid is wrong..there can be 10000 numbers starting with 555 ..not 9999
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Female 2,509
867-5309
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Male 1,510
I thought Chappelle was setting up a joke...I waited and waited for the punchline =( I lol`d at the 555 timer chip tutorial recommendation though.
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Male 2,796
555-godratyourself
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Male 3,482
It`s not a cliche, it`s to keep stupid people from calling the number.

Phone services specifically set that area code aside to make sure movies have generic phone numbers.

Because otherwise, a million idiots would start calling REAL numbers in the middle of the night, like they did before this policy was put in place.
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Male 1,216
It`s reasonable, because movies can`t give you a real number, or else someone would be severely harassed.
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Male 144
that last scene was funny.
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Male 39,904

555-stupid
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Male 5,811
I don`t think it`s so much of a cliche as it is a tool so that morons don`t get anywhere if they actually try to call the numbers, like when Tommy Tutone`s song Jenny had a bunch of idiots calling 867-5309.
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Male 3
Link: 555-SUPERCUT [Rate Link] - The best movie cliche of all-time?
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