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Is Ashley Schaeffer from Eastbound and Down modelled on Ric Flair

The outrageous character Ashley Schaeffer (played by Will Ferrell) from the excellent Eastbound And Down series seems to not only look like Ric Flair but also copy some of his mannerisms, like the ...
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What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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Is there a special significance to the cat in The Closer?

When Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson moves into a new house in season one (two?), she discovers a cat that has been living in the home already, whom she names "Kitty". "Kitty" is a she, but Brenda ...
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What is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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Is Frank in 'Frank' autistic?

I just saw the movie Frank and really liked it. The mask (which I understand could be a hyperbole of this situation) being the least of a reason why I am asking this, the most being his communication ...
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How are the Gummi Bears related to each other

I recently rewatched Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The general opinion is that they are not related to each other. There is no father/mother/daughter/son scheme. Only Sunni and Cubbi are ...
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What was the role of Jackie Costigan?

Billy Costigan's uncle Jackie is mentioned in The Departed with Queenan and Dignam, then again during Sullivan's briefing scene. How was he important to Frank Costello's crew?
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?

In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?
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Is there any significance in Capt. Jack Sparrow being called Mr. Smith in the first Pirates of the Carribean?

So in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Jack Sparrow first arrives at the port, the man asks him for a schilling and his name in order to "tie up his boat" in the ...
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Is J.A.R.V.I.S. the Vision? [duplicate]

So...me and my friend have been arguing ever since Avengers: Age of Ultron was released. He thinks that Vision is literally just Jarvis in a new body. But I disagree. I think that Vision is an ...
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Was Mike 'the Guy'?

In Breaking Bad, was Mike Ehrmantraut 'the guy' that Saul knew could get Walt and Jesse in contact with a meth distributor (Gus)? To refresh the memories, from the Mandala (season 2, episode 11) ...
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Television crossover episodes between networks?

It can be somewhat common among spinoff series or when cross promotion is desired, for characters from one series to appear in episodes of another series. This has most recently been seen in some of ...
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Is Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction the same person as The Bride in Kill Bill?

I was watching Pulp Fiction tonite and I suddenly realized that Uma's character makes reference to her failed pilot, Fox Force Five, and her character's prowess with knives. It made me think of her ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?

Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?
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How did the Tanners' mom die?

On the TV show 'Full House', Danny Tanner was left to raise three daughters by himself. My Question: How did the Tanners' mom die?
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Is the Mountain Dead or Alive?

So in season 4 of Game of Thrones after the fight I am unsure if the Mountain is dead or alive. And if he is alive will he be back in season 5?
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Was Raoul Silva M's son?

According to this article about Skyfall, Raoul Silva is M's son and that is why he hates her so much. Suddenly, it all made sense. Silva, thought to be in Hong Kong, was M’s son -- adopted, ...
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What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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Why was the protagonist's name changed to Emily Rose?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. But why did they choose the name Emily Rose rather then real name Anneliese Miche. What is the reason for this change?
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Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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Is Cersei Lannister menopausal?

In episode one of Season 4 of Game of Thrones Maester Kyburn asks Cersei if her "symptoms" had gotten better. When Jaime asks her about this she refuses to tell him. They then engage in an argument in ...
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Has an actor or actress in a TV series ever returned as a different character after their role was re-cast?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a long-running soap than a normal TV series, but I know that in soaps, if an actor or actress leaves, and they need to bring the character back they will re-cast ...
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Is this the same character?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Toad appears with a different appearance compared to his depiction in the 1st X-Men movie, played by a different actor. Even their ages are contradictory. Is this Toad ...
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Why does Ron Swanson work at the Parks Department?

For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Parks Department: Ron hates the government. Ron has a lot of money. (He mentions several times that he has buried gold.) He doesn't like ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Why did Richard Coyle leave 'Coupling'?

In Coupling, Richard Coyle (Jeff Murdock) left the series before the 4th season. Does anybody know the reason? I looked at the IMDb and Wikipedia pages but couldn't find any useful information.
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Does the Gyp Rosetti character typify Season 3 just as the James Darmody character typified 1 and 2?

Across the web, fans were shocked and outraged at the end of Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire when Terence Winter decided to kill off the James Darmody character. After that fateful night, Mr. Winter ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

In Fairy Tail, does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other ...
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Did Lord Baelish lie about his nickname?

When Sansa first meats Petyr in Game of Thrones, Arya asks him why he is called "Littlefinger". He answers that it was because he was very small as a boy and because he lived at the Fingers, now as a ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?

The show John Doe from 2002/2003 was cancelled before we found out who John was or where he came from. Does anyone know more about that? John was such an interesting character -- had amnesia, could ...
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Who is the fat guy and what is his importance?

In Donnie Darko, during a failed attempt of a kiss, one fat guy is shown. The same fat guy is shown again in some random scenes. Is he some character from film which I missed or is it some cameo? Or ...
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Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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What do we know about Strucker?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron Strucker was a HYDRA agent that was at the facility with Loki's scepter. It seemed that the Avengers knew who he was, but I was at a complete loss as to who he was. What ...
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Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
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Are there differences in the ways/rationales that movies cast real persons to play “themselves?”

One situation is when the movie features a famous person, especially with a relatively small part. I have a recollection of (former Secretary of State) Henry Kissinger in such a role. This is what I ...
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'American Sniper' : Reality about the movie's end? [closed]

In the movie, they don't offer any explanation for the killer's actions. Since this is based on a true story, I was kind of hoping someone knows why he did it. I'm not from the US, but I expect there ...
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Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin “better than before”?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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Who else did Richard Harrow kill in Season 3, Episode 1?

Near the end of Season 3 Episode 1 of Boardwalk Empire, Richard Harrow kills two men: Manny Horvitz and somebody else. Is that "somebody else" significant? Was it Roland Smith (a.k.a. the thief's ...
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What was the deal with Dotzler?

In Taken 3, inspector Dotzler both constantly plays around with either a rubber band or a white knight (chess piece). I never really quite understood the significance of either one of these, but they ...
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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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Why was Amy postponing the inevitable and was it inevitable at all?

About half-way into Gone Girl we learn that Amy's disappearance was a staging carefully prepared by her to take revenge on her husband by having him convicted, and ultimately excuted, for supposedly ...
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Why was Patches O'Houlihan in a wheelchair?

In the movie Dodgeball, Patches O'Houlihan was once a spry ADAA All-Star. But by the time Peter LaFleur and the team meet him, he's in a wheelchair. My Question: Does the movie ever explain why ...
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Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...