Guys on TV/in the movies never say "bye" at the end of a phone call.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stinsok, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    They just hang up! How would you know when the call has ended? Hello? You still there?
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  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Obviously they just watch the movie themselves to find out.
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  3. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't say goodbye either most of the time. Leave that stuff to the ladies.
  4. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Also, how do they always find the perfect parking spot, right outside the entrance to their destination? Even in mid-town Manhattan or downtown L.A.?
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  5. That's quite easy, because the script says so.
    Why do you never see anybody taking a dump in war movies? They walk and run around not eating, rarely sleeping, not stinking (at least no one complains), not peeing, etc.
    Why is Schwarzenegger not killed by the Predator when everybody else is easily eliminated by the alien and he even doesn't have any heavy weapons left at the end?
    Why is Danny Glover still alive after being dramatically wounded by the Predator and why does he just walk out of the frame slightly exhausted as if he'd just jogged 5 miles at the end of his epic fight?
    Why does Russel Crowe fight without a helmet in "Gladiator" most of the time when his opponents have helmets? Is he just that cool he doesn't need it?

    Don't get me wrong, I know what you mean and a lot of this annoys me when watching a movie, but it's simply because the script says so.

    That's why I love slapstick like Naked Gun; no need to answer these questions as nothing makes any sense at all and isn't meant to.:D
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  6. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    ;) I wouldn't expect them to say "Y'all tell Mama and 'em we said hey!" I know it's to make the characters cool, it just annoys me. Also, how much could one detective take? Benson from SVU gets shot, raped, drugged, shoots someone, or gets kidnapped every freakin' week!
  7. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    1) Whoever owns the Moth Bass now.
    2) Fat "You act as if you've never crop dusted a gaggle of neckbeards on a Friday night" Steve. You, sir, are a poet.
    3) That dude who starts all those end of the world conspiracy theory threads.
  8. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    People don't say "bye" when texting either, I noticed.
  9. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    They never eat their food, drink their drink, close the door, or dial seven numbers, and always get in and out of the car on the passenger side back when cars had bench seats. And gangsters and cowboys hold their revolvers with their hand over the hammer. Horses hooves clack and cars burn out and screech around corners on dirt roads.
    Lets see there's more but I think you get the pic.
  10. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I've seen shows & movies where they do say bye or see ya or something like that.
  11. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    All car chases involve a pane of glass and/or a fruit stand.
    If a soldier shows a pic of his girl back home, you know he'll die.
    A cop can gun down 4 bad guys and be back on the street the very next day instead of on administrative leave.
    Cars will explode instantly when struck by a single bullet.
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  12. A guy who used to work for me was really in to that CSI show set in Las Vegas. Like, seriously into it. He would talk about the characters as if they were real people. People he knew in real life. One day I said, "You know, that show is totally unbelievable. It's completely unrealistic." He took offense and asked me why I would say such a thing. I said, "Well, for starters, they solve every case when, statistically, something like 40-50% of homicides go unsolved." His response was baffling:

    "Well, they only show you the cases they actually solve."

    As if they're off camera solving cases when the episode is over. I have a problem with suspension of disbelief, sure, but that guy went above and beyond, straight in to suspension of reality.
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  13. How about the ending of the Die Hard movie where the bad guy is holding Bruce Willis with a gun pointed to his chest...Bruce Willis fires the gun, where the bullet passes through him (apparently only giving him a minor flesh wound) but slams the bad guy back against the hood of a car, killing him instantly.
  14. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Actually, I think he's wrong about that. This team really does have a 100% success rate -- that's why they got their own TV show!
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  15. I like when they walk into a store and say "Gimme a pack of cigarettes" and the person behind the counter just hands them any random pack.

    I also remember trying to call the Ghostbusters before I realized any phone # starting with 555 wasn't real...
  16. And why do super hero movies always end with the hero's mask removed or torn away halfway through the movie???
  17. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    One more thing, why the heck does Alfred not disclose that he knows Batgirl?
  18. Because he's the anti-hero mastermind behind the vigilante justice league. My theory is that he's playing both sides of the fence; helps the Joker, Penguin, etc. line up heists for a piece of the action, but also helps said villains get caught. You'll notice they never get busted until after the crime. He gets his cut and maintains control of the criminal underworld in Gotham City. He initially started down this path due to envy and anger over having to be a servant to the fabulously wealthy. Now he's in the cat bird's seat.

    Or something.
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  19. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012