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Apr
6
answered What were the Halloween costumes that Leslie and Ann used in Parks & Rec episode 'Halloween Surprise'?
Apr
6
comment why did Silva steal the hard drive in Skyfall?
I don't think Silva wanting to get captured makes a whole lot of sense. The time and location of M's deposition wasn't really a secret. Getting caught by MI6 served no purpose, if anything, it made getting to M's hearing more difficult.
Apr
5
comment Disney TV series about a kid who's math teacher lives next door
This does sound like Boy Meets World, with the neighbor/teacher being Mr. Feeny, but baseball wasn't an integral part of it.
Apr
3
answered Why did Doctor Who 2005 Season 7 go off air for 6 months?
Apr
2
revised Why does Sofia Vergara have an accent?
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Apr
1
answered Why does Sofia Vergara have an accent?
Apr
1
comment Lost purgatory theory
If the purgatory theory was true then it shouldn't matter if one got pregnant off-island, because once you are dead you can no longer create new life/give birth. Or how else does the purgatory-theory explain the pregnancy problem? - Plus, there here was no pregnancy problem before "The Incident" (the Swan station drilling accident in 1977). - Richard actually asked for eternal life (though it wasn't his first wish), but at the end, after Jacob had died, he became mortal again
Mar
31
comment Lost purgatory theory
Claire and Amy gave birth on the island, Sun conceived while on the island. - The dead people who occasionally showed up where most likely Smokey/MIB. - Richard didn't age because he was granted eternal life by Jacob.
Mar
31
comment Lost purgatory theory
Aside from the showrunners repeatedly saying the island is not purgatory, how would you explain Jack, Kate, Sun,... getting off the island in Season 5? Did they return from the dead? And what were the Flash-Sideways in Season 6? Purgatory's purgatory?
Mar
31
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Mar
29
comment Why do TV comedy programs have laugh tracks?
@ChristianRau - My point was that it seems like nowadays comedies don't add laugh tracks anymore. So the question why do they still add a laugh track? might actually be outdated. - Today it looks like only shows that are taped in front of a live studio audience have laugh tracks. But the reason for having a live audience isn't to generate a laugh track, at least not solely. One other reason is e.g. jokes can be changed on the spot when they don't get a laugh. The immediate feedback of a live audience can help improve the show.
Mar
28
comment Why do TV comedy programs have laugh tracks?
Does anyone know a current show, other than How I Met Your Mother, that uses a laugh track even though it's not filmed in front of live studio audience? At the moment I can't think of one.
Mar
28
comment Why do TV comedy programs have laugh tracks?
I would content that the psychology aspect is as clear cut as you say. Otherwise it would be a no-brainer to add a laugh track to every comedy show. - There are, and have been, quite a few highly rated shows that didn't use a laugh track, and canceled shows that had a laugh track. It seems that if a show is good people will watch it wether it has a laugh track or not, if a show is bad, a laugh track ain't gonna save it. I think today a laugh track has little effect on ratings.
Mar
27
comment Why do TV comedy programs have laugh tracks?
New York Magazine article Please Chuckle Here - The return of the sitcom laugh track: If the show’s funny, a laugh track doesn’t make any difference. If it’s not, the [laugh track] may help.
Mar
27
comment Were they goblins or orcs?
@poepje - continued: A clear illustration that Tolkien considered goblins and orcs to be the same thing... is that in "The Hobbit" Gandalf asks Thorin if he remembers "Azog the Goblin", while in all his other writings Tolkien describes Azog as a "great Orc."
Mar
27
comment Were they goblins or orcs?
@poepje - The LotR-Wiki also says the same: Tolkien explained in a note at the start of The Hobbit that he was using English to represent the languages used by the characters, and that goblin (or hobgoblin for the larger kind) was the English translation he was using for the word Orc
Mar
24
comment Sherlock Villain, Moriarty Hero?
Doesn't Holmes wear a black coat/jacket in every episode?
Mar
24
comment How did the Paladins catch Jumpers before the discovery of electricity?
It might be worth mentioning that the Paladins were created for the film, they are not in original book.
Mar
23
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Mar
19
comment Name of the Paladins' weapons?
A more interesting question would be: How did the Paladins catch Jumpers before the invention of electricity (according to Griffin they have been catching Jumpers "since medieval times")