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Re: TV Telephone History

Paul Coxwell (
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 01:49:40 +0100

> While watching TV Land, I realized I could learn about the
> phone-wealth of various TV families.

I think there were four phones in the Stevens household in Bewitched
-- One in the kitchen, one in the bedroom, one in Darrin's den, and a
green WE 500 set which normally sat atop the TV in the living room.

> TV writers later learned to use the exchange "555" (or KLondike 5) for
> fictitious numbers, but perhaps weren't doing this back then. The "99"
> portion of their phone number used to indicate a coin-operated
> telephone in some exchanges, so perhaps this convention was good
> enough.

I recall seeing an episode of The Twilight Zone in which a KLondike 5
number was used. When was the last series of that? About 1963?

- Paul

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