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    8-22-08 Question of the day

    Why do all movies and TV shows use 555 for the first 3 digits of the phone number?

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    Any other numbers would be a real phone number and whoever had the number would get tons of phone calls

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    I hear Jenna is the main reason why they have to use "555" in the movies!


    Jenna, Jenna, who can I turn to?
    You give me something I can hold onto
    I know you think I'm like the others before
    Who saw your name and number on the wall

    Jenna, I got your number,
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna, don't change your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    Jenna, Jenna, you're the girl for me.
    You don't know me but you make me so happy.
    I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve.
    I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed.

    Jenna, I got your number,
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna, don't change your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    I got it, I got it, I got it!
    I got your number on the wall!
    I got it, I got it, I got it!
    For a good time, for a good time call....

    Jenna, don't change your number.
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna. I'll call your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    Jenna, Jenna who can I turn to? (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    For the price of a dime I can always turn to you.
    (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9(//fade out//)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9

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    There are no real phone numbers with the digits 555-#### in them.
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    This question was too easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    There are no real phone numbers with the digits 555-#### in them.
    Actually there used to be one. area code+ 555-1212 was the number for long distance information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate View Post
    I hear Jenna is the main reason why they have to use "555" in the movies!


    Jenna, Jenna, who can I turn to?
    You give me something I can hold onto
    I know you think I'm like the others before
    Who saw your name and number on the wall

    Jenna, I got your number,
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna, don't change your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    Jenna, Jenna, you're the girl for me.
    You don't know me but you make me so happy.
    I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve.
    I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed.

    Jenna, I got your number,
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna, don't change your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    I got it, I got it, I got it!
    I got your number on the wall!
    I got it, I got it, I got it!
    For a good time, for a good time call....

    Jenna, don't change your number.
    I need to make you mine.
    Jenna. I'll call your number,
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

    Jenna, Jenna who can I turn to? (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    For the price of a dime I can always turn to you.
    (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9(//fade out//)
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9
    8-6-7-5-3-0-9
    I was wondering when this was going to come up.

    I would have posted it myself, but I lost my nerve.

    So Jenna, if we call you, will we have a good time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate View Post
    I hear Jenna is the main reason why they have to use "555" in the movies!
    No wonder I've been getting so many calls!

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    I think 555 was used even before Jenna.

 

 

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