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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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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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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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