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Why Was the DM CFO in Charge of Discipline and Branch Visits?

In The Office (US), we see David Wallace come to Dunder-Mifflin Scranton to talk directly to the branch employees or Michael directly. Either for discipline or some initiative they are doing, or ...
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Is this character in True Detective a reference to a real life photographer?

In True Detective season 1, the murdered woman whose case Rust and Marty take on in 1995 is called Dora Lange, a name remarkably similar / practically identical to the real life great Depression-era ...
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Why did Nordstrom go from atheist to believer?

In Don't Breathe (2016), Nordstrom, the blind man antagonist (or protagonist?) explicitly says that he does not believe in God: Nordstrom: God? There's no God. It's a joke. It's a bad joke. However, ...
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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Who is the woman in the silver Mercedes?

Early on in the first season of NCIS, many episodes end with Agent Gibbs being picked up by a red haired woman in a silver Mercedes; It is mentioned frequently that Gibbs is into red haired women, ...
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Why did the Elven army turn to face Legolas and Haldir when they greeted each other?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers just before the Battle of Helm's Deep when Haldir and the Elven army arrives, Haldir greets Aragorn and Legolas. When Aragorn greets Haldir the army doesn't ...
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In "The Six Thatchers", why does Watson blame Sherlock rather than himself?

In the first episode of Season 4 of Sherlock, Mary dies, and Watson seemingly blames her death on Sherlock. The episode ends with Watson stating that he'd accept anybody's help but Sherlock's. What ...
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Why did everyone turn away from this character?

This is a question about the very ending of the 6 season series How to Get Away with Murder, so obviously HEAVY spoilers ahead: I am failing to understand the final reaction that the main cast had in ...
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Is the Keeper of the Code (Jack Sparrow's father) immortal?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, during the scene where the Brethren Court meets to decide to fight against the East India Company (Lord Beckett), we hear this conversation between Jack ...
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What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in Nashville,...
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Why did Mike leave?

I don't think Mike's character should have vanished like what the creator showed in Suits. While it is true that Meghan Markle is now Duchess of Sussex and probably can't work (or something), the ...
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What is Penny's last name in Big Bang Theory?

The characters of Big Bang Theory are: Sheldon Lee Cooper Leonard Leakey Hofstadter Howard Joel Wolowitz Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali Bernadette Maryanne Rostenkowski-Wolowitz Amy Farrah ...
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Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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Is Howl dealing with any sort of mental disorder?

I've recently watched Howl's Moving Castle (2004). When I was watching the movie, the changes in Howl's mood seemed really familiar to me, just like one of my near family members who has bipolar ...
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Why does Nick say nothing to Mike except for "one shot"?

In the film The Deer Hunter, the effects of war on a group of small town men is shown in a very dark and depressing way. One of the characters, Nick, gets traumatized into becoming a famous Russian ...
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What did Lila truly want from Dexter?

She never seemed to be one of those 'settle down' type of people, to melt and to cook babies type. She didn't go to the Police after Doakes told her the truth about Dexter being the Bay Harbor ...
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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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What happened to Peggy Olson's short-lived attitude change in the beginning of season 2?

In Mad Men S02E01, Peggy Olson becomes assertive, speaking up during meetings, even berating Lois at one point. Her entire demeanor had changed. But in subsequent episodes, this attitude change went ...
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Could Bill Cipher be an avatar of Nyarlathotep?

Bill Cipher, the big bad of Gravity Falls is a demon who loves spreading chaos and causing people to go insane. Nyarlathotep is a outer god from the works of Lovecraft who has a multitude of forms and ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie ...
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Did Hugo Weaving Copy Carl Sagan to play Agent Smith?

I happened to be watching an episode of the 80's show Cosmos which was hosted by Carl Sagan. Sitting and listening to his voice, I was puzzled, thinking "Who's voice does this sound like?". I came to ...
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Are Agent Barton and Agent Romanoff ever called 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow' in the MCU?

I recently read an article that claims Hawkeye, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch are never called by their comic-book names in the movies. While I'm pretty sure this is true for the Witch, I'm less sure ...
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How would you describe the relation between Mathilda and Léon?

Roger Ebert mentioned in his review of Léon: The Professional But always at the back of my mind was the troubled thought that there was something wrong about placing a 12-year-old character in ...
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What happened to Harrison's first nanny?

In Dexter Season 5 Harrison's nanny looks like an important part of the story. She is the only one who passed the nanny interview held by Debra. She really even cares for Harrison. So why did she ...
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How many dogs can talk in Family Guy

Brian in Family Guy is an anthropomorphic dog, meaning he is able to speak. Until the episode "Life of Brian", I assumed that he was the only animal who could speak consistently (other animals speak ...
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Why does Christian Bale change his voice when playing Batman

Like almost every Batman fan, I enjoy Christopher Nolan's interpretation of the role of Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy. But why does Christian Bale change his voice to such a great extent when ...
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Why did Arthur Goldman impersonate Colonel Dorff?

The 1975 film The Man in the Glass Booth tells the fictional story of Jewish holocaust survivor Arthur Goldman. Thirty years after the war, Goldman impersonates an unrepentant concentration camp ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Is Chip really an alcoholic?

In the first words of the series, Chip, the main character of the Flaked is on an AA meeting where he tells a story about his accident: he was drunk-driving and he has killed a man. He is very ...
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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she ...
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Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the Witch King of the Nazgul says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him. Why is he able to be ...
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Tony eating the lemon: provocative or innocent?

While eating during the meeting with Sosa and Omar, Tony ends the meeting by eating the lemon in the finger bowl, then Omar properly uses the finger bowl by dipping his fingers in to wash them. Was ...
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Was there ever an explanation for the change in Ralph's character in the Simpsons?

In the earlier seasons of the Simpsons there is a version of Ralph that both appears slightly different and acts different. He appears even up to Season 4 Episode 4 Lisa the Beauty Queen, which is ...
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Why was Don Draper self-destructive?

The recurrent theme of Mad Men was Don's self-destruction. Right from the start, he had everything - he was hailed as an advertising genius, his boss (Roger Sterling) was practically his friend, he ...
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Were any Law & Order actors real law enforcement officers or attorneys?

In the Law & Order series (including the sister series SVU and Criminal Intent), were any of the cast actual attorneys in the past, or had they been in actual law enforcement as officers or ...
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How did Reese's father die?

In Person Of Interest's final episode, the Machine, while fading away from the viral attack, talks to Harold and explains some key lessons it learned about people. One of the stories it tells, to ...
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Actor reprising his character in a totally unrelated film or series [closed]

When was the first occurrence of an actor reprising his role as the same character in a totally unrelated show or movie like Bill Nye playing Patterson's father on Blindspot or Ursula Buffay appearing ...
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Did Taskmaster actually adopt others' fighting skills?

In Black Widow, Taskmaster is noted for her ability to adopt (or mimic) fighting skills. Throughout the movie, she displays fighting skills similar to that of many Avengers characters. However, in ...
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Why doesn't Chinatown have any dam alternatives?

One important plot element in Chinatown is the proposed construction of a dam, to create a new reservoir to supply water to drought-afflicted Los Angeles. Hollis Mulwray, Chief of the Department of ...
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Is the beard on Toshiro Mifune's samurai characters an exception?

I'm not sure whether historically samurai — members of the Japanese warrior caste — were supposed to always be clean-shaven or not. But I seem to recall that samurai characters in film are mostly ...
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Was Rachel Zane talking about a poison pill?

Asked question on Money SE about conversation in Suits S04E04: You do that, it triggers a stock split. His shares double in voting power. Yours don't. My question: I never really got that. If you ...
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Why is Bumi silent in Season 4?

In season 1 - 3 of The Legend of Korra, Bumi's defining trait is that he won't shut up. When season 4 hits Bumi suddenly doesn't talk. He's in the background of shots and he even assists in a raid but ...
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What happened to Jim Paprocki's brother?

I recently watched Locked Up Abroad's episode Plane Crash Marijuana. A key character is Jim Paprocki's brother (whose name I can't recall). In the episode it isn't explained what ever happened to him ...
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Do we hear about the nun Sheldon Cooper saved in the Big Bang Theory again?

In The Big Bang Theory S04 episode 21, Sheldon Cooper at one point states "I saved a nuns life, why am I being punished?". Do we ever find out more about this or does the character pop into ...
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When did Scrappy-doo become so hated?

I was initially going to ask the question of Why was Scrappy-Doo introduced to the Scooby-Doo series, but that seems to be answered succinctly by the below Wikipedia paragraph: In 1979, Scooby's tiny ...
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What's going on with Laurits and his new "pet"?

This question contains spoilers for season two of Netflix's Ragnarok. You've been warned! About half way through season two of Ragnarok, Laurits acquires a new pet by highly unusual means (his ...
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Why aren't robots fighting back in Automata?

In the movie Automata, as explained, based on the 2nd directive robots cannot cause harm to humans. However, we later discover that the 2nd directive was overwritten by an intelligent robot that was ...
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Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
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In Netflix's "Atypical", does Elsa (Sam's Mother) have Asperger's Syndrome?

While the 2017 Netflix series "Atypical" focuses on protagonist Sam's autism, I wonder whether his mother Elsa has some form of autism too, perhaps Asperger's. To me she shows some typical ...
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Why does Wolverine drink alcohol?

In The Wolverine, Wolverine seems to be completely lost after Jean's death. Sleeping on the hills, the bottles suggests that he is drinking. What I don't get is, why? Intoxication is a state of being ...

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