The phone rang every night at the same time . . .
November 22, 2011 8:55 PM Subscribe
Please help me find out the name of this song and who performed it. I'm pretty sure it was 1985 when I heard this song on the radio. It was kind of an oddball novelty song that used a lot of sounds like ticking and ringing clocks.
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The words were spoken - a male voice telling a story that went something like this:
There was a man - an ordinary man until one morning when at around 3:12 AM (or some other specific time) the phone rang. When he picked up the phone he heard a voice ask, "What time is it?"
The guy looked at the clock and said, "It's 3:12."
This happened over and over again for quite a while.
If memory serves, the phone calls suddenly stopped. But by now the guy was obsessed with time.
The punchline - the guy becomes the voice of automatic phone recording for time - You know - Back before everybody carried an automatically updated clock in their pocket - People would call a phone number (I still remember the number in Dallas was 741-7411) usually it was supported by a bank - and a voice would say,
"At the sound of the beep, the time will be 3:12 AM." Pause. "BEEP! The temperature is 62 degrees."
Can any of you guys help me with this? It's been driving me crazy for 25 years.