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555-SUPERCUT

Hits: 9548 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: seaniemic
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lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3628 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:22:57 AM
edana42
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
1888 Posts Friday, October 21, 2011 9:31:25 AM
867-5309
___

ZOMG....*calling Edana NOW**

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3628 Posts
Sunday, October 23, 2011 5:21:56 AM
Wow, this was an awful post....we get it...555, 555, 555....4 minutes and 11 seconds though???

illios
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 183 Posts
Saturday, October 22, 2011 11:46:21 AM
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...

Mister_C
Male, 18-29, Europe
 664 Posts
Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:26:41 AM
555 is used as a dialling code in movies.

We know this.

Is that all this video is showing? People using it in movies?

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1072 Posts
Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:45:11 AM
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.

Zymotical
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 7:14:06 PM
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.

Zymotical
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 6:57:04 PM
@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?

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3098 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 5:20:12 PM
AH! NO MEL GIBSON!

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 3:02:04 PM
that just means everyone from every movie lives in the same area

mulan182
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 314 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:20:54 PM
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)

kamtschatka
Male, 18-29, Europe
 42 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:06:18 PM
@skytz1337: the kid is right...
numbers 0001 to 9999 are 9999 numbers. then there is also 0000 which makes it 10000

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 12:25:11 PM
so many 555's

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 10:13:38 AM


slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 2854 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 10:04:20 AM
867-5309

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:51:59 AM
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.

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:36:25 AM
the kid is wrong..there can be 10000 numbers starting with 555 ..not 9999

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:31:25 AM
867-5309

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1502 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:23:44 AM
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.

splurbyburbl
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2810 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:10:13 AM
555-godratyourself

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:07:32 AM
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.

NNoamfer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1192 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:06:40 AM
It's reasonable, because movies can't give you a real number, or else someone would be severely harassed.

metalhannes
Male, 18-29, Europe
 141 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:40:52 AM
that last scene was funny.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33697 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:39:08 AM

555-stupid

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:31:16 AM
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.

seaniemic
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 0 Posts
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:24:30 AM
Link: 555-SUPERCUT [Rate Link] - The best movie cliche of all-time?


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