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How was “Hodor” adapted in other languages

Spoilers for episode 5 of season 6 "The Door". At the end of the episode we got to see how Wylis became Hodor and why all he can say is "Hodor". If you've watched the episode you know that but ...
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What does Sam Lombardo mean by “Never let the sun go down on an argument”?

In the threesome scene in Wild Things (1998), Sam Lombardo says these words: Never let the sun go down on an argument. What does he mean by this expression?
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Why does Eugene from the Walking Dead speak in this manner?

Why does Eugene Porter from the Walking Dead speak like he is constantly reporting to an army superior?
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Why does Captain America chuckle when Spider-Man tells him which borough he's from?

This is a conversation between Captain America and Spider-Man from the movie Captain America: Civil War: Captain America: You got heart, kid, where are you from? Spider-Man: [Straining] ...
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Does Arnold intentionally strengthen his accent in older movies?

There are plenty of soundboard apps with Arnold's famous movie quotes that make him sound really Austrian and sort of funny. Considering how much time he had spent in United States before his filming ...
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What is the origin of “Darned if he knows how he got it, or what he's going to do with it”?

I'm searching for a movie quote from my childhood in the 80's and 90's. Something along the lines of: [Person being denigrated] is like a fish with a bicycle Darned if he knows how he got it ...
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What exactly does “heda” mean?

In the 100 TV series, we hear word "heda" or "one heda" a lot from grounders. It would make sense to mean something like leader but I've came across threads arguing that it means more than that. So ...
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Why is the dialogue in Game of Thrones more “modern”?

The Song of Ice and Fire series has medieval-sounding dialogue throughout. I don't have the books on hand for direct quotations, but phrases like "I would wager", "half a hundred times", "making a ...
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What does the quote “Hasta lasagna” mean in Mission Impossible I?

Around min 10 into the movie, Jack Harmon tells Ethan not to chew the explosive gum by saying: "Hasta lasagna don't get any on ya" What does this mean? Why does he uses "hasta lasagna"?
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What movie does this quote comes from? “The first cut is not the deepest …”

'The first cut is not the deepest. The first cut is nothing. You can spit in my face once or twice, and it is nothing. You can take something away from me, and I can learn to live without it. but ...
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Why does a character talk to the back of another character?

This seems to be commonplace in action TV series in movies: our hero talks to the villain, there is some exposition and instead of facing each other as civilised people tend to do, the villain will ...
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What were the words used by Frasier and Niles Crane as a synonym for conundrum?

In one of the episodes of Frasier (I cannot recall the exact episode number) the brothers are describing a difficult situation, using different words. I believe some of those were in different ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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Who said “When you see 666 on the kid's head, you know there's going to be trouble”

I've been googling for two weeks and my head is just about to explode. I know I've heard this reference to the Omen trilogy somewhere. Someone says something like "When you see 666 on the kid's head, ...
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Zodiac dialog question

In the movie "Zodiac" from 2007, what does Paul Avery tell the coffee guy at approximately 43:54 into the movie right after the coffee guy calls him a "drunken reprobate"? I've searched multiple ...
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Legends of tomorrow quote, what is it from?

This quote sounds awfully familiar, but I cannot figure out, why. Anyone knows if this is a reference to some other move? Sounds starwarsish ... Rip: "I vowed to save my family, but I'm failing ...
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Languages used in 'Embrace of the Serpent'

What are all the languages used in the film 'Embrace of the Serpent'? The NYTimes review says there are nine but doesn't mention all of them. I recognized German, Spanish and Latin. I would add ...
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What exactly did Dominique say to Karol at the end of “Three Colors White”?

I watched "Three Colors White" yesterday. In that movie, when Dominique was in prison and Karol was standing near the prison and was looking at her window, she was saying something to him in sign ...
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What is the significance of this Spanish speech in Deadpool?

What does this mean, or what is the reference about? "Me gusta cinco" - "I like five" in Spanish. When he is counting down his bullets and dancing like Michael Jackson, is he just celebrating?
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Question about the ending of “Room”

At the end of Room, Jack and Ma are on the bed playing Lego. He tugs on her sweater and says "Can I...". She cuts him off and says "there's no room left". What does this mean exactly?
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Why does Phoebe call Precious Susie?

In season 10 episode 1 of FRIENDS, Mike's girlfriend Susie comes to meet Mike at his home, then Phoebe and Susie have the following conversation: Susie: I mean are you guys getting back together ...
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Jack and Chrissy reference in Friends by Chandler

In the Friends episode The one with two parties, while Mr. and Mrs. Green both came to the party and Monica was panicking why did Chandler say: what would Jack and Chrissy do? Who were Jack and ...
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Was there a language shift in Oldboy (2003)?

I have seen people claim that, when Oh Dae-su brawls with the group of teenagers, one of the reasons why they're making fun of him is that he speaks archaic Korean, a government-mandated update of the ...
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Which movie is this supposed 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' quote really from?

The following quote is mentioned all over the internet that it's from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. "We met at the wrong time. That's what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day ...
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Which language is spoken by the Parisians in Vikings?

In Vikings Season 3 when they're attacking Paris, French people sometimes speak some strange language. But it isn't French. What is it exactly: Old French or Latin?
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List of languages spoken in “Vikings” TV series

In 3 seasons of Vikings we have heard characters spoken in Old Norse, Old English and Old French, and Latin, beside few shouts in Latvian in the first episode. Have there been more languages that I ...
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What did Q's hint that a watch tells time tell James but not me?

In Spectre, Q hands James a watch. Asking what it can do, he responds "It tells the time." A nice pun in what's also an ad for the Omega Seamaster 300. In cinema, before the movie started, they ...
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Does “steal the bread from the weak little boy” refer to any 80's movie/TV show?

Here's the dialog from the season 2 of Halt and Catch Fire TV series (the show takes place in 1984. Tom and Cameron are discussing their future computer game): T. Rendon (trying to mimic weird ...
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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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Does Adrien Brody's Character in “Restaurant” (1998) Use the N-Word?

Towards the end of the 1998 movie "Restaurant" (imdb, a good NYT review) with Adrien Brody, his character Chris is having an altercation evolving into a fight with a young black co-worker (played, I ...
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Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?

Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks: Jake: What's this? Elwood: What? Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy? ...
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What does he mean, “you people”?

In the legendary movie Tropic Thunder the following conversation takes place: "What do you mean, 'you people'?" "What do YOU mean, 'you people'?" But what DOES he mean, 'you people'? ...
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Origin of the quote “I suggest you rethink your strategy”

I remember a movie about a military academy. One scene has two cadets fighting in the barracks. The commander of cadets breaks up the fight and tells the two cadets, "I suggest you rethink your ...
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Barney Fife: “In life there are many roads…” quote?

One of our most beloved TV characters is the Incredible Barney Fife, from the Andy Griffith Show. In one episode, I remember Barney giving Gomer a monologue that included "In life there are many ...
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Rachel Hat Scene

In Friends Season 3 Episode 25 there's the following scene: Rachel: (approaching) Hey! Chandler: Hey! Joey: Hey-hey, check out the hat! (She is wearing this giant straw hat, the ...
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Margaritas three, four, and nine

In the uncut version of the Friends episode The One At the Beach (Season 3, Episode 25) there's the following scene: Phoebe: So, you’re all bored? Chandler: Yes! Phoebe: All right, I’m ...
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In the end of Sicario, why does the cop say “Medellin” while the gun was pointed at him?

In Sicario, the word "Medellin" really confused me. I believe it's Alejandro's (Del Torro) last name, and Matt Graver (Brolin) says that it refers to a particular era in Mexico (I forgot the exact ...
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What is Grabthar's Hammer?

I don't remember it being explained in the movie. What exactly is Dr. Lazarus referring to by saying Grabthar's Hammer in Galaxy Quest?
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Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice now. And I swear that there is a scene where the storm troopers say something along the lines of. They are splitting up.. we think they are on Level 5 and 6 ...
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What is meaning of dialogue at the end of Masaan about going to Sangam twice?

In the ending scene of the Bollywood film Masaan aka Fly Away Solo two characters, a boy and girl, take a ride to the river coast at another side of Ganga in a boat. The boy says that वैसे संगम ...
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They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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Return of the living dead - English translation

In return of the living dead what does the undertaker say (in English) when he's looking out the morgue window?
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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
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Is there some term for the English used by Yoda?

Yoda speaks in normal English with few words misplaced, mostly initial or middle words in the end. Does this kind of English have some term name associated with it?
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Billy Crystal & Robin Williams scene on Friends

There's the following scene in Friends: Robin: Why? Why?! What’s wrong with me?! Billy: What’s the matter? Robin: I have a feelin’... I, my wife is sleeping with her gynecologist. ...
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What does saying IKEA like this indicating?

In the TV-show Friends there's the following scene in Season 3 Episode 23: [Scene: Pete's apartment, Monica showing the gang around.] Monica: Okay, this is the den. Chandler: (sitting ...
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About the ending of The Fisher King

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
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What did this quote from colonel Kurtz mean?

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. This is my dream; this is my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving. This is a quote from ...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

After Hope punched Scott in Ant-Man, he asked something about her hand, I'm not sure what, something like: "were you going for the hand"? What exactly did he say and what does that mean?