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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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What was the point of Marie's shoplifting

It always seemed to me that Marie's shop lifting was an arc in Breaking Bad that the writers abandoned. So why was Marie's shop lifting arc abandoned after the third season or so? How did the stealing ...
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How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Catwoman (Selina) brings Batman to Bane's place, she trapped him in Bane's place, after a short while Bane came and called Batman by his real name, Bruce Wayne. I was ...
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Shiny and new in “vehicle mode”, yet battle-damage re-appears in “robot” mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...
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What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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Why is Jeor Mormont on the Wall?

We have seen Jeor Mormont on the Wall from season 1. He was Lord Commander on the Wall and he is from the Mormont family. We don't know if he has done anything wrong. Some people like Benjen Stark, ...
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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How to describe Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?

Elsa is a very detailed character for the role she plays. She is secretly a Nazi Is constantly around Indiana Gets violent with Indiana but kisses him When Indiana finds her with book again Elsa ...
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Does George Costanza have a brother?

In two separate episodes of Seinfeld, George mentions his brother. The first, in episode fifteen of the third season, titled "The Suicide": RULA: Who’s Pauline? GEORGE: Pauline? . . . Wait a ...
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Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects

I've heard Stephen Baldwin talk about The Usual Suspects fellowships who meet and try to pin the Keyser Söze identity on characters other than Verbal. I know that Verbal is the true Keyser Söze, but ...
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How did Hannibal become the type of cannibal he is?

I watched Silence of the Lambs (1991) a long time ago, and recently watched Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). I haven't watched the Hannibal TV Series or read any novel. I want to understand how ...
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Was Bugs Bunny impersonating someone when he ate the carrot?

I've heard that when Bugs Bunny was first shown eating a carrot he was impersonating a popular movie of the time. People of that time got the "joke" and he just kept eating carrots. In time that ...
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Why are geniuses often portrayed as socially awkward?

There is a Hollywood stereotype that very intelligent characters are often socially awkward and struggle to understand human interaction: Sherlock Holmes, in almost every interpretation of his ...
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How old is Ross Geller?

In season 3 of Friends, Ross Geller says that he is 29 years old. In season 4 of Friends, Ross again states that he is 29 years old. In season 5, Ross talks about getting divorced twice before ...
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Is Captain Haddock Scottish?

I just saw The Adventures of Tintin and I could see that Captain Haddock's character has a very thick Scottish accent. I don't recollect any reference made in the original series by Hergé about ...
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Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
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Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electromagnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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How did Batman survive when he was stabbed?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman was stabbed by Miranda. After a while Batman took his bat and flew away to detonate the bomb. Then at the end of the movie he was at the dining table with ...
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Who is the Bond Girl in Skyfall?

In almost every James Bond movie, there is always one girl who is called 'the Bond Girl'. However, in Skyfall, who is the Bond Girl? Is it Eve Moneypenny (portrayed by Naomie Harris), or Séverine ...
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Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
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Does Tony Stark really have PTSD or just a fear of things to come?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark seems to display what can be assumed as PTSD due to his dealings with the chitauri and the events surrounding New York that took place during The Avengers However, is this ...
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What is the longest running TV role for a child actor?

What is the longest running TV role for an actor who started in the role as a child (regardless of their age at the end of their role)? I'm especially interested in those that were part of the main ...
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Why is Sheldon Cooper so bad at driving?

Sheldon Cooper is always shown as struggling when it comes to driving, so is there any particular reason behind that; being one the greatest minds, driving would never have been so difficult. Is there ...
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What does Bruce Wayne pack on his third attempt of leaving the pit in Dark Knight Rises?

Right before Bruce Wayne attempts to leave the pit he packs up something in a towel and wraps it around his body. Does anyone see what he packs?
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Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
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Why didn't Aragorn Let Theoden kill Grima?

After Gandalf released Theoden from Saruman's spell in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Theoden wants to kill Grima for making him "crawl on all fours like a beast". But Aragorn stops him ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies?

What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies? I know Christopher Lee has done at least nine Dracula roles by my count, and a lot of Harry Potter actors reached eight movies in the same ...
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How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?

Once The Avengers bring back the Sceptre from Strucker's facility, Tony (and JARVIS) start running some diagnostics on it. Eventually, they find some kind of AI (Artificial Intelligence) residing ...
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Who is that girl in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff is holding a small girl while watching Magneto on TV with his mother standing near. Now I wonder who she is. Quicksilver has a twin sister ...
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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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Is Bane just an agent in Talia's plan, or is he the true mastermind?

At the end of the movie, it is established that Bane would die for Talia, and that she is dedicated to completing Ra's Al Ghul's plan to destroy Gotham. It seems that Bane takes point as "Gotham's ...
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What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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Was Bane part of the League of Shadows during the time Bruce was being trained?

Both Bruce Wayne and Bane were obviously trained by the League of Shadows so it seems quite possible that their time with the League of Shadows could've coincided. Bane was in the pit for a long time ...
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Was Martin Riggs' age ever established?

Lethal Weapon, released in 1987 starring Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh is continually alluding to the fact that Martin Riggs is much younger than Roger Murtaugh. Other ...
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Did Hugo Weaving Copy Carl Sagan to play Agent Smith?

I happened to be watching an episode of the 80's show Cosmos which was hosted by Carl Sagan. Sitting and listening to his voice, I was puzzled, thinking "Who's voice does this sound like?". I came to ...
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How did Hugo not lose weight while on the island?

Has always wondered, in Lost series, the "big" guy by name Hugo did not seem to be losing any weight while on the island. This seems rather impossible considering the drastic change in the amount of ...
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Does Hulk care for Bruce Banner

We know that Hulk and Bruce Banner are two different personalities sharing the same body. Bruce Banner mostly doesn't trust the big guy (Hulk). However, Hulk takes over everytime someone tries to hurt ...
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Why is Gabriel a lady in Constantine?

Why did they choose a female actor to portray Gabriel rather than a male actor in the movie Constantine? Yes, I know she's good but it's odd as Gabriel is a male character.
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Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?

According to the X-Men series he is a mutant. But in the Avengers 2 he is depicted as having received his powers through a Hydra experiment. There are talks in the X-Men about how he is the son of ...
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy?

In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy? Is this a stage of being a toy or does Buzz have some sort of neurological dysfunction?
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Why is Howard Wolowitz' mother not shown in The Big Bang Theory?

In spite of being one of the most hilarious voices in The Big Bang Theory, why was Howard Wolowitz' mother never shown?