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This answer is a Community Wiki, so if you want to add anything to it, just edit it. Den of Geek had an incredible article on this. I've used a lot of information from their site. All references below are from Den of Geek, unless stated otherwise. Deadpool creators: “Rob L.” written on one Goon’s coffee cup - a reference to one of Deadpool’s ...


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Anger is most likely referring to the toppings on a "Hawaiian Pizza"... This refers only to the toppings on the pizza, not to any specific type of crust. If you ask just about any pizza shop for "Hawaiian", you'll get a pizza with Canadian bacon (or ham) and pineapple on it. The name is likely from the inclusion of the pineapple, though the Wikipedia ...


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The trigger words were: Longing Rusted Seventeen Dawn Stove Nine Kind-hearted Homecoming One Freight car No exact explanation has been given what the words actually reference, but hypnosis typically involves words and phrases in sequences that are unlikely to be randomly said in order. You would think that "homecoming" is an out-of-universe nod to the ...


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He's not referencing a specific cartoon, but rather the trope of cartoon missiles or rockets being pointy a lot of the time, characters simply possessing sooty faces after encountering them, and occasionally becoming angels with harps. These happen a lot in cartoons, and the only specific ones mentioned in that conversation are Popeye (by name) and this: ...


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First of all you seem to have gotten the line wrong. He tells him it tells the time and then later tells him that the alarm is quite loud. I took it as simply as an ironic joke; a reference to the fact that all of Q's gadgets always seem to have some secret trick or tool but that in this case he's simply giving him a watch. The whole scene is filled with ...


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OK, here's what I could find out: I'm going to say that this is specific to the Director's cut of the film. Here's why... This site goes second by second describing the changes between the original and Director's cut (DC). Search for "8:53 min. - 9:21 min." Here they introduce that the eye is completely added to the DC: After the dawn of the new ...


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The answer plays into itself in two ways: In the film Cast Away, Tom Hanks' character finds a Wilson brand volleyball in the wreckage and, after giving it a face in the bloody palm print he leaves on the ball, he proceeds to treat the ball as his friend during his stay on the island. Given Ollie was a castaway on an island himself, he's simply using this ...


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Inspector Space time is a direct parody of the series "Doctor Who". Some clear parallels: Inspector Spacetime travels in a time traveling phone box. The Doctor travels in a time traveling police box. The enemies of the Inspector are know as the Blorgons Which are a parody of the Daleks from Doctor Who


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As phantom42 says, the words likely have no specific meaning other than being random words that are unlikely to be said in that exact order or in the same sentence. Buckey has basically been brainwashed by Hydra, and when issued these ten specific words, in this order, will respond to whatever command he is issued next without question, and will die trying ...


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This is an example of Genre Fractal. TV shows, even though they may be completely unrelated, are able to communicate meaning by referencing each other and using those references as narrative shorthand. If a drug is shown and it is needed to be conveyed that this is, for example, an incredibly pure iteration of that drug; they can dye the drug blue and ...


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Actually, an article had collected all the 47(!) Sweded films in this movie. It also has some pictures. Kudos to the article's author David Ehrlich for spotting them all. These Sweded films are: Anatomy of a Burger (Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger, 1959) Ate 1/2 (Of My Lunch) (8 1/2, Federico Fellini, 1963) A Box O’Lips, Wow (Apocalypse Now, ...


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Though the dialogue isn't a direct copy of it, the entire scene is an homage to the end of Stand By Me: Peter writing about his old friend on an old computer, his kids coming in, the song Stand By Me playing in the background etc. You can see most of the scene that the show is quoting here:


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Murder by Death is a 1976 satirical comedy that looked at several different fictional detectives and their story telling style, such as hidden twists, unrevealed clues, and similar machinations. Each of the detectives (or group) was based on "real life" fictional characters. Sidney Wang - Based on Charlie Chan created by Earl Biggers Sam Diamond - Based ...


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Mark Hamill was picked for the role of the Trickster, because he previously played the Trickster, In the original Flash 1990 CBS Live Action Series. He also voiced the role of the Trickster, in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons (Along side Wally West, the better Flash). He has also had an extensive career as the voice of the Joker, another ...


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In addition to onewho's excellent answer, I'd like to point out how Inspector Spacetime was initially introduced into the show. In 3x01 Biology 101, Britta gets Abed interested in a British TV show called Cougarton Abbey (because of course Britta only watches European TV), which is an obvious parody of the British series Downton Abbey (and a wink to the US ...


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The showrunner, Jason Rothenberg, is a big fan of BSG. This might be an explanation, in parts. "How would you describe the genesis of the concept for The 100? The show is based on a book. Last year, I was looking for a pilot to write and I had a meeting with the publisher. They told me about this idea and it instantly blew my mind. I think I can ...


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As explained by agent86 in his answer on gaming.stackexchange: The ninjas are from a fake 80's videogame created for the movie, called Dojo Quest: Here's an article about the licensed games in the movie: The filmmakers licensed characters from real-world video games for the movie, but they opted to ...


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Inspector space time is a direct parady of Doctor Who. Inspector Spacetime is a direct homage to the long-running BBC science fiction TV show Doctor Who. The show within the Community universe follows closely the story of Doctor Who with the Inspector and his partner traveling in a red telephone box known as the X7 Dimensionizer time booth, the ...


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From the word of god himself, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, god's employer said so: DEADLINE: Even though this is a crossover that occurs mainly on the CBS, are we going to see any reference to it on The Flash? KREISBERG: Yes, you’ll actually see the moment when Barry went on this experience and when he came back, for sure, in Tuesday’s ...


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The situation when he talks about CGI and when he talks about the show are split with a dialogue with the therapist. These two scenes don't seem related: He talks with different people (in the second scene his interlocutors' faces cannot be seen but they have different clothes and hair) The following scene (after another dialogue scene) is done in a ...


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What it means is that things in the physical world are objectively real, like the Empire State Building. The stage before the building is non objective fragmentation as in it's the pieces of the building as it's being put together, the glass, the steel, the concrete. Each piece is a fragment. The stage before this is deconstruction. The pieces aren't even at ...


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As @Catija has explained the Hawaiian part, the San Fransisco part is simply in reference to the events of the movie. The Pizza shop near the new house ONLY serves Broccoli Pizza. Riley is understandably enraged/disgusted/scared/saddened by that. Hence Anger's widely stereotyping hyperbole. We also learn later on that Broccoli is literally seen as one of ...


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I think it's safe to say by now that this is indeed an intentional homage as it's not only mentioned in several TV sites (like this or this and also TVTropes), but it's also now on IMDb: In Episode 6, Xanthippe's female friend is finishing a story with the punchline "...and then she stepped on the ball." This line, the context and the pompous ...


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An IMDb commmon cast/crew search isn't really yielding a lot of the same people at the supervising to executive producer levels, so my guess would be that it's simply the fact that both shows were shot in Vancouver and are drawing on the same acting, production, and SFX pools. And that you're liable to see similar crossover of cast/crew from BSG with other ...


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The exact description of this event is seen on: Bugs Bunny - Duck! Rabbit, Duck! @ 2:55 http://dai.ly/x2of854


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Wilson was Tom Hanks' only friend on the island in Cast Away. It was a volley ball made by Wilson Sporting Goods. During an early phase on the island, Tom Hanks became depressed, and opened most of the packages from the FedEx plane storage. One contained this ball. Hanks had a bleeding hand, and he smacked the ball with his palm, accidentally creating a ...


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I have no idea why a 2003 game is in there (they're all supposed to be from the 80s?), but this looks exactly like I-Ninja. Here's a still from the film and some I-Ninja pics for comparison. Note in particular the eyebrows and the eye-hole pattern. If this is supposed to be a new character, it's at the very least heavily influenced by this one... [OK, ...


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There is some speculation, but producer Javi Grillo-Marxuach said there is no connection between ALIE's (Lady in Red) VR City of Light, and the Matrix Blue/Red Pill. Then we get things like: It's hard to imagine that the entire Season 3 plot isn't somewhat inspired by the Matrix, but the Matrix isn't the first to do ...



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