Answering Machine

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This article is about the answering machine itself. For the feature, see Marzipan's Answering Machine.
This electronic has no official name. "Answering Machine" is a simple description.

Marzipan's first Answering Machine, which first appeared in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 1.0, was a very simple tape-based answering machine. The tape deck was top-loading, and was right next to the speaker. It featured buttons to go to the next and previous messages, a stop button, and an LED display representative of the number of messages on the tape. Although there are two cables, with one presumably coming from the wall and the other going to a phone, the actual phone is never shown. It was replaced with the PhoneTime XL8 in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 9.2.

In addition to the first eight editions of Marzipan's Answering Machine, the Answering Machine also appeared when Strong Bad used it to ask Marzipan where The Cheat was in Where's The Cheat? before turning it into a prank call. Also, in one of the made-up emails from personal favorites, Strong Bad left such a good prank call on the machine that it exploded.

"You have no messages. Ever."

The King of Town also has a similar Answering Machine, which is seen at the end of The King of Town DVD commentary. Unlike Marzipan's Answering Machine, it had a system voice on it, similar to modern voicemail technology. It also mocked The King of Town, saying "Nobody likes you" and "You have no friends".

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