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Searching for “diva” scenes [on hold]

I'm a little bit desperate. I need a pretty common scene but can't think of a movie which contains one. Okay, I'll try to describe what I need: Two ladies which are stereotypical "divas" and they ...
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658 views

What is the origin of the Black Tablet thing surrounded by apes?

In the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film and one of the episodes of The Simpsons both show a scene were a bunch of apes in what seems to be a canyon region are looking at a long black ...
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Does Daredevil take place right after 9/11?

Watching the new Netflix series Daredevil, there are scattered references to some kind of terrorist attack having happened in New York City just before the show began. I suspected they might mean the ...
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73 views

Is the time on the 100$ bill actually fixed?

In National Treasure Ben asks for a 100$ bill from a shopkeeper to get the timing at which he must follow the shadow (at Independence Hall). As far as I remember the timing was 2 or 3 or something. I ...
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In the Big Bang Theory what activities are reserved for specific weekdays?

We know that Thursday night is pizza night and Saturday is a laundry day. What others activities (done by individuals or the whole group) occur on specific days?
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Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian who was said by a woman to drink a cup of coffee before she could start a game that determines his fate somehow. Some ...
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What is the reason that the air order and the DVD order of a tv show is different?

Some TV shows the order of the episodes on the DVD and the order how the episodes where aired is different, e.g., Freaks and Geeks. The fact that on thetvdb there is a field "DVD order" implies more ...
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209 views

How to find who is the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Stephen Moffat (who was preceded by RTD). Lost had Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. But I only ...
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What are the 'quadrants' in TV testing?

When talking of the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said: “We don’t normally talk about testing, but [Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] tested so well in ...
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TV Shows with Season Parts 1 & 2

Why do some shows have certain seasons broken into 2 parts, when their spacing would otherwise mean that they were separate seasons altogether? Many examples are from non-network stations: Sex and ...
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85 views

History of the music video?

Obviously in the United States, the music video was spectacularly thrust into prominence in the early 1980's (1981 IIRC) with the inaugural episode of Music Television (Now MTV), which originally ...
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146 views

Is the “season” meant to be the interval from September/October to May/June or is it not striclty defined like that?

Almost all TV series like Two and a half men, Smallville, The big bang theory, etc. start in Sep/Oct and end in May/Jun with some weeks/months off in between. Their episodes are thrown at you almost ...
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406 views

Is there a term for the opposite of the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome?

Chuck Cunningham Syndrome refers to when a character simply disappears with no explanation and is treated in later episodes as if they never existed. I was wondering if there was a term, maybe ...
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740 views

What happens to unbroadcasted episodes of cancelled series?

Recently the CBS sitcom "We Are Men" was cancelled after just two episodes aired. I imagine that several more episodes of the show had been filmed. Am I correct? And if so, what will happen to these ...
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319 views

Why do they change the storyline?

Why do producers change the storyline when they take a book/comic book and make it into a movie/ TV show? I mean, I've been watching the walking dead since 2010 and I recently read all the comic book ...
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82 views

Are all Pixar movies set in the same universe?

I heard someone say that all the Pixar movies are set in the same universe. Is this true? A casual web search led me to this, but I'm not sure if it's canon or not. Does anyone know any details ...
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55 views

Horror movie with an alien switching heads

It was released maybe 15 years ago or more. Genre was comedy-horror, probably low-budget movie. I remember the main character was an alien in human shape who had an ability to swap its head with other ...
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123 views

Why is Bugs Bunny confused by the name “Hansel?”

I believe the cartoon is entitled Bewitched Bunny. Unfortunately, I don't have a video describing the scene. In short, Bugs Bunny (dressed as a truant officer) shows up at the witch's house who is ...
4
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1answer
421 views

What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...
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2answers
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How did Jesse know that Walt has killed Mike?

In Breaking Bad Final Season when Walt meets Jesse with Saul and asks Jesse to leave town, Jesse breaks into tears and says to Walt that why doesn't he tell him straight away what he wants or he will ...
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2answers
324 views

Why didn't the gangster shoot Lou?

In Nightcrawler, the injured gangster shoots down Rick when he comes in front of him, but when the same gangster comes out of the car, he sees Lou standing right in front of him, filming. Yet he does ...
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1answer
701 views

What's taking Sin City 2 so long?

According to wikipeida, Robert Rodriquez announced that he would do Sin City 2. The latest update, according to Wikipedia, is that they're almost done writing the script. Is there any indication as ...
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Why does Don Corleone give in so easily in The Godfather?

One of the last acts of Don Corleone as Godfather is to bring back the peace by calling for a meeting of the five families. You can watch the scene here: ...
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5answers
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How can I find tv shows/films similar to one I like?

As a general case, how can I find movies or TV shows similar to an existing movie or TV show that I like?
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3answers
372 views

Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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1answer
152 views

How are the measurements used by Nielsen evolving to meet new methods of content delivery and viewing?

I was interested to find out that in the 1950s, Nielsen used devices in the homes of the families that were surveyed to record their viewing preferences, and only later introduced their system of ...
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2answers
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Why do TV networks air pilot episodes?

Why do TV networks air pilot episodes of a series that has already aired a first episode? Why do they call it a pilot episode? Irrespective of the result (good or bad ratings) of the pilot episode, ...
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1answer
178 views

What was the longest successful Primetime cartoon prior to The Simpsons?

The Simpsons, which started as a series of shorts shown during The Tracy Ullman Show, has now been on the air for 25 years as its own full-length half-hour episodic cartoon. Its success spawned a ...
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138 views

What cartoon show am I thinking of?

I can't remember what this show is called! It has the following features: American Television Mid 2000s? Possibly aired on Cartoon Network Contained Japanese Anime styles and themes (esp. facial ...
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6answers
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What is the biggest crossover universe in TV?

Franchise movies have crossed over for over a hundred years, however despite the long and serialised nature of TV, they're still relatively uncommon besides spin-offs. Crossover episodes between shows ...
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2answers
169 views

Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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Why Coraline's real parents can't remember about the trap?

Coraline Spoilers Ahead: So I learnt many things about the movie from "The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” Basically it's look like a normal fantasy animation movie, but it actually has a ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston ...
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608 views

How did Ig get his horns?

In the movie Horns, horns mysteriously popped out of Ig's head, how did it happened? Does the book explain how he got his horns?
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Anyone know this movie? [on hold]

My friend wants to know this movie. It's about a game I don't know if it's online or not. When you're about to sign out like you're giving up, it will show a camera of the person who signed out about ...
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I am trying to remember a Movie where a young girl introduces her dad to one boy then goes out with another boy [on hold]

I do not know anything else about the movie but I know that a younger girl uses a nice young looking man to introduce to her father but then gets in the car with another man.
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How does Tokyo Drift fit into the time line?

In the third Fast and Furious movie - Tokyo Drift, one of the main characters in the story is Han Lue. Near the conclusion of the movie, he dies when his car explodes in a huge fireball after being ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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Old movie about an immortal man who saves a young girl

Ok, this is a long shot considering that I don't remember very much at all about this movie. I watched it with my parents like 10 years ago but I've always wondered what movie it was. I only ...
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2answers
2k views

Why is 'Segen' reluctant to provide her real name?

In World War Z, the Israeli soldier that Gerry rescues introduces herself as Segen, which I see is simply Hebrew for the rank of lieutenant. Why is she reluctant to provide her real name? Is she ...
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1k views

What year did they begin announcing that TV shows were “Filmed in front of a live studio audience”?

I was watching antenna TV and now I wonder: What year did they begin to make the point of announcing that specific TV shows were "Filmed in front of a live studio audience" and which show was the ...
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248 views

What is meant by bloopers and marathon?

I have seen TV shows marathon episodes and bloopers such as: Leverage Marathon X-Files Bloopers Are they things like credits or previews? What are their meanings?
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In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say 'with so and so' for some actors?

I am thinking of Ally McBeal in particular. For the entire run of the show the opening credits generally had clips of a character and the name of the actor that plays them. The final two actors (Peter ...
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4answers
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What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?

I've always been curious what decides if a credit is in the opening or closing credits. It seems loosely that cast (in order of today's "big name" significance), directors and financiers get the ...
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1answer
83 views

Have there been any TV specials on lava lakes?

I was reading about lava lakes and got to wondering: have there been any Discovery or other scientific documentary TV specials about them? I'm curious to know if there are any real-life examples that ...
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3answers
13k views

Why are there so few episode of Sherlock?

I know that usually British sitcoms have far fewer episodes than US ones, but Sherlock kind-of takes this too far. I mean, one season has has only 3 episodes, and even the seasons come about 1-2 years ...
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28 views

Looking for a kids movie about a family where the boy gets involved in the magic from legends

I'm looking for a movie I watched when I was younger about this modern family that comes to a litte town. The boy meets an illutionist who turns out to be a powerful wizard from legend (Merlin?). I ...
14
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9answers
27k views

How real are Bear Grylls TV shows? (Ultimate Survival in particular)

In Ultimate Survival on Discovery channel, we see Bear Grylls do amazing stuff, hunting dangerous animals, climbing dangerous mountains and all that fun stuff. There was another similar show on that ...
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192 views

Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?

I just finished watching the TV show Fargo. Each episode begins with the lines that this is based on real events. When I looked for it on Wikipedia, it said However, this claim is completely ...
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Any known cases of a person appearing in one reality TV show as having one career but later in another reality TV show as having a different career?

This question is not about following types of reality TV shows: "Big Brother" or "Jersey Shore" were the portrayed individuals are recognized as "actors"/"participants". "Cops" where the portrayed ...

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