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What is the origin of 'Why'd you do it?' on Frasier?

On Frasier, particularly seasons 8-10, there are a number of instances where a character will ask another 'Why'd you do it?' in an exaggerated fashion. Martin asks Niles when he leaves Eddie in a ...
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Possible disease of Kramer

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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What's with the unusual siren sounds throughout Blochin?

The first season of Blochin: Die Lebenden und die Toten naturally featured many sirens of police cars to be heard throughout the story. However, what was very confusing to me about those sirens was ...
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What percentage of movies make a net loss during their theatrical run?

I am writing a research article involving movies, and I want to prove my point that the movie industry is a very risky business. For this, I would like to quote a reliable source indicating the ...
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Where is Hannibal's extra finger?

In the TV series Hannibal, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal clearly has a normal set of digits. But, in the book Hannibal, set after Silence of the Lambs, there is great discussion about ...
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Relation between Wild Hogs and Hangover

I recently watched 'Wild Hogs(2007)', felt there are a few similarities with 'The Hangover (2009)': 4 friends go on a trip, where one lies to his wife (Ed Helms and Martin Lawrence) Both of them ...
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Why was the swearing taken out of “Gods and Monsters” in American horror story?

In American Horror story: Freak show Elsa Mars sings a version of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" in which, amongst other things, all of the bad language is changed for more... suitable(?) ...
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Movie with some type of creature/alien

I was a kid when I first saw a glimpse of this movie (my parents sent me to bed afterwords for being a creepy movie), but I clearly remember: A scene in which two lab coaties are in a room, a ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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Textual vs material representation in Blade Runner cinematography

Do the cinematography techniques in Blade Runner use textual representation (image as text) or material representation (image as presence) in order to convey the themes or motifs of the film? I ...
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Why does the Airwolf series use “photon torpedo”-like missiles?

What wondered me is that they made the effort of Airwolf dodging missiles or using decoys to get rid of them. We see the missile head flying in the background or the missile itself hunting Airwolf. ...
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Looking for a 50~ year-old horror film about a cave filled with flying demons

I'm looking for a film that was produced in either the 1950s or the 1960s. My mom wants to recommend to me the "scariest film (she) and (her) family had ever seen", but she cannot remember the title. ...
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How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome?

How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome? This is a serious question, as I'm starting to wonder if Jim is a greater threat to humanity than the dome and what's inside it.
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What servers does Samaritan run on?

In Person of Interest, the Machine is shown to be running on a on IFT Sabre Blade 2437 servers which are renamed Dell PowerEdge SC1425 servers. At the end of season 3 we can see server farms with ...
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Was Barbara Kean always intended to be like this?

In Gotham season 2, it was shown that Was that always intended to be like this from the beginning or was it changed later on, due to the bad reception of her character or not getting access to a ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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Why were there so many repeat performances in Columbo?

Watching Columbo reruns I noticed that a lot of actors have repeat performances in different episodes portraying different characters. This page has a big list of such actors, one of them played as ...
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Why use foreign accents in English language movies when unnecessary?

I've recently watched the movie Child 44, which is set in the 1950's Soviet Union during the Stalin regime. Apart from the fact that the movie itself is not memorable in my opinion, the thing that has ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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What made Bronach and Ben sad?

In Song of the Sea, why did Bronach look sorrowful when Ben asked her not to take Saoirse away, and why did Ben cry after seeing this reaction of Bronach? I think I got the metaphorical structure of ...
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Why does Mission: Impossible sometimes use a shorter intro?

While rewatching the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible I noticed that in some episodes they used a much shorter version of the whole intro sequence, which had a shorter music piece, less pre-character ...
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Western where one shots at spurs making them spin

Ok, I know this is very thin, but I thought I'll give it a try... I'm trying to find the tittle of the first Western-movie I really saw as a kid - and when I say "saw", I mean that I saw about 10 ...
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Which action movie is this?

I had seen a movie on AXN (India) in April 2000. I am really not able to recollect its name and have not seen it ever on any channels. The following things may help you to find it: The villian is a ...
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What is the term for the colour scheme/effect in e.g. Supernatural

In the TV series Supernatural, almost all episodes have a darkish colour scheme. The only exception is for episodes partly set in another universe, e.g. S05E08 "Changing Channels" where they brothers ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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How will online-exclusive media change the landscape of “traditional programming” recognition?

We're experiencing a steady increase of programming being exclusively available on the Internet. I want to better understand how the trend of online-exclusive media will change the awards systems. ...
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Comparative Profitability of Genres in Movie History

I'd like to see a list of genres based in order of profitability throughout movie history. I suspect the horror genre is the most profitable genre going back all the way to the early days of movies, ...
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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Why didn't Julian tell Danny the truth about his last job?

At the end of The Matador Julian asks Danny for help with a last job he needs to do in order to be free and not get killed by his boss, to which Danny reluctantly agrees. But then after it's done he ...
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What is Jason's role / purpose in Continuum?

Continuum Series Spoiler ahead for beginners: I've completed season 2. By the end of season 2 we came to know that Jason is Alec's son. Alec sent him from 2077 to the past(1992 or 1990). We saw in ...
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When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Did Archer cause the elevator to break?

In Archer S06E05, "Vision Quest", did Archer cause the elevator to break? I didn't quite understand what happened. Ray called Mallory using his cell phone and instead it called the elevator phone. ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

In the 3rd episode of the 9th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" for the best bar. While the show is not particularly famous for referencing ...
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The Strain Vampire Vigilante and Theory

In The Strain Season 1 Episode 7, For Services Rendered, we see what appears to be a group of vigilante vampires. What is their relationship to other vampires like The Master and his minions? I think ...
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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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Is Breacher wearing a European style necktie to point to Schwarzenegger's heritage?

In Sabotage (2014) the character Breacher, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is shown wearing a European style necktie, i.e. the stripes showing positive diagonals when seen by others ( // , see here). ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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What was the meaning of the country song in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why doesn't the supposed killer recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene, we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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Do you know this movie about a transfer student that befriends a working student who is good at piano and a star athlete?

This has been bugging me for years and i really wanna see this movie again. I think this movie was made in late 90's or early 2000's. As far as i can remember this chinese student transfered to an ...
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Why does Fitz get the bends and Simmons doesn't?

I've been re-watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and just got to the end of the first series and I've been wondering: Why does Fitz get the bends and Simmons doesn't when they escape from the pod at the ...
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TV Movie made in the 80's maybe 90's

This made for TV movie was made before the 2000's. It tells the life of a woman searching for the children that were taken from her, when she left them in the care of a neighbor. She tries calling ...
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What happened to Magneto after the past changed in X Men Days of Future Past?

In X Men Days of Future Past, After the history was changed, Logan wakes up and we see that everyone is there, including Charles, Jean, Scott, Storm, and Beast. However, Magneto was not there. He was ...
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Where are the spoons?

In Bone Tomahawk, when Sheriff Franklin's wife recovers from her convalescence after her bout with pneumonia and cooks breakfast, she complains that she can not find what the sheriff has done with the ...

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