Is this thing on?

One of my favorite scenes from Mel Brooks’ 1987 film Spaceballs takes place when a radar operator tries to summon the commander by intercom but a…

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One of my favorite scenes from Mel Brooks’ 1987 film Spaceballs takes place when a radar operator tries to summon the commander by intercom but a poor connection renders his voice muffled, electronically screechy, and basically incomprehensible. The commander goes over to the radar operator and takes the mic away from him, only to discover that the intercom was actually fine; the guy’s natural voice was muffled, electronically screechy and incomprehensible.

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