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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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Was this character really the same character from before?

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker began to answer and definitely closed off certain aspects of The Skywalker Saga story, it also introduced a lot of elements from Legends and Lore, and left ...
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Why does Dr. Parnassus keep making deals and wagers?

in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Parnassus makes several deals or wagers with Mr. Nick, who is supposed to be a personification of the devil. However, we learn that most of the deals made with ...
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Why did Ethan Hunt dream of Solomon Lane with a beard?

In the first minute of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has a dream that features Solomon Lane and Ethan's ex-wife Julia. In the dream, Solomon Lane does not appear clean-shaven ...
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Why was Reddington looking for the girl?

Over the course of the first season of The Blacklist, we see Reddington looking for clues about a girl whom we may assume to be his daughter. Most notably, we see him remove one photograph from the ...
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Was Andy Serkis's portrayal of Gollum inspired by John Byner's portrayal of Gurgi?

The Internet abounds with speculation and unsourced claims that Andy Serkis based his performance of Gollum in the Peter Jackson films on John Byner's performance of Gurgi in The Black Cauldron:1,2 ...
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Why does Kido honor Frank in Man in the High Castle?

This refers to The Man in the High Castle S3/Ep9 "Baku". When Kido takes Frank to his place of execution, he chooses a location--a former Japanese internment camp--where Frank's symbol has been ...
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In Spider-Man No Way Home, how did *this villain* come into this universe?

In Spider-Man No Way Home, we know that Doctor Strange's spell was botched mid-casting, and that caused everyone who knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, to start coming into this Universe. So, how ...
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Why are John Clare and Lily immortal?

When the Creature/John Clare first appears in Penny Dreadful, he kills Proteus, Frankenstein's second creation, who is quite clearly mortal. However, in a number of instances afterward, the Creature ...
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Why was the character of Chief O'Hara created

In the 1966 Batman TV series, the vast majority of characters, heroes and villains both, already existed in the comics (or were close versions of pre-existing characters). However, Chief Miles Clancy ...
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Whose idea was the double-meaning finger counting in JFK?

In JFK, Kevin Costner meets secretly with Donald Sutherland in a park in Washington DC. Donald discusses elements of the assassination conspiracy. Towards the end of the scene he counts off 3 points ...
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What is Lionel Fusco's actual rank in Person of Interest?

In the pilot, the corrupt prosecutor Diane Hansen refers to Lionel Fusco as Officer following his testimony at her trial. He's later referred to as a Detective throughout most of the series. However, ...
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Why was K-Mart's name changed from the original draft script?

In the original draft script for Resident Evil: Extinction, K-Mart's name was originally supposed to be Elizabeth Jane Case. K-Mart explains that she got her name because she was found at a K-Mart ...
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Was Boomhauer really a Texas Ranger?

On one of the final episodes of King of the Hill, Boomerhaur's occupation, which was never previously discussed (other than being a ladies' man who sometimes had benefactors) was possibly revealed as ...
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Was John Christie supposed to return for a later Mission: Impossible episode?

In the episode "Spy" (S01E14) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible the IMF team is tasked with finding and destroying a chemical weapons factory owned by former MI6 agent John Christie and putting ...
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Why does Nick Sobotka have a pi tattoo?

Nick Sobotka is a major character in the second season of The Wire. In many scenes we can see that he has a very large letter pi (π) tattooed on the back of his neck. Why does he have this rather ...
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What is known about the backstory of Vernita?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1 a whole animated mini-film is dedicated to the backstory of O-Ren. In contrast, I didn't notice anything mentioned about origins of Vernita, even though they both were ...
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Did Percy gain immortality along with Dr.Parnassus?

In the movie Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus, Percy and Anton are the assistants of Dr.Parnassus. They help in performing the show. As the movie progresses, we know that Percy is a former monk. He is ...
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Was Jobs being sarcastic when he said he liked Hertzfeld?

About 3/4 through Steve Jobs (2015), before the iMac launch, Andy Hertzfeld argues with Steve Jobs about paying for Lisa's tuition. At the end of it, Steve says he's indifferent to people disliking ...
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Is Dusty the doctor that Royal did malpractice work for?

In The Royal Tenenbaums, we meet "Dusty" (Seymour Cassel) as an elevator operator at the Royal Palace Hotel. He seems to have a very congenial relationship with Royal Tenenbaum. Later, Royal asks for "...
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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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Why did Mel Blanc abruptly change Barney Rubble's voice?

Anyone who's watched enough of The Flintstones will have noticed that the character of Barney Rubble had three distinct voices over the course of the series: For the first season and the earlier part ...
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What is it that Nick did for Gilead?

In Season 3 Episode 6, we see that the Swiss delegates reject Nick as a Gilead's inside man owing to the fact that 'he cannot be trusted' and according to Serena Joy he 'played an instrumental role in ...
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Why are Elsa's eyebrows brown in Frozen?

I had always thought her eyebrows were a silver or grey color but at a closer look, I discovered that they were brown. This is weird because her hair is a yellowy white color but the eyebrows are a ...
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Why can't Kovu defend his "not guilty" plea?

That is something that has bothered me for years, ever since I first watched The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. In the scene that precedes the Exile, there are 2 big proofs that Kovu was not taking ...
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Why did Catherine Tramell use the pseudonym "Catherine Woolf"?

In Basic Instinct, Catherine Tramell writes under the pseudonym "Catherine Woolf". Is there ever an explanation given as to why she chose that particular pseudonym? Does the name have any ...
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Was Miss Beadle the inspiration for Clara Clayton in BttF3?

Watching "Back to the Future III", I realized that Clara Clayton - the schoolteacher that Doc Brown falls head-over-heels for, is a dead-ringer for Miss Beadle, the schoolteacher for much of "Little ...
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Why does Lorenzo de Medici never ask about his daughters?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorenzo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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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 few ...
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Why do Auntie Em and Uncle Henry not have counterparts in Oz?

In the film version of The Wizard of Oz several characters play two roles - one from the scenes in Kansas before the tornado, and a second as a counterpart character in Oz. Miss Gulch is the Wicked ...
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Is there any other historical character in hell other than this character in Preacher?

In Preacher S02E03, due to the repeated breaking down of equipment, Eugene can leave his cell and encounters Hitler in the hallway. In the next episode he also meets many other hell-mates. Are any ...
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Why is Catwoman so blonde all of a sudden in Gotham S02?

In Gotham TV series, Catwoman is a poor girl and a small thief. She used to have not so blonde hair. But all of a sudden she is a blonde with straight hair rather then curls in S02E20. This ...
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How are the Sith Inquisitors named?

There are a few Sith Inquisitors introduced in the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of whom are named the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother. During a verbal confrontation, the Grand Inquisitor says to the ...
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What disorder does the Riddler have in Gotham?

I'm curious as to what disorder Ed Nygma has from Gotham. I know he has OCD from the comics but I'm talking about how his Riddler persona appears to and interacts with him. Something that caught my ...
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Why does Jesus side with Maggie in S08E16?

Jesus has always been the voice of mercy and reason in The Walking Dead, even in the last episode of S08E16 when he talks to Morgan. In the last scene of S08E16, he agrees to this: Maggie has her ...
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Is the nationality of Stacy hinted anywhere prior to this episode?

Stacy is one of the major characters in Phineas and Ferb. She is the best friend of Candace. While reading through her wikia page, I found out that she is a Japanese American. Her nationality is only ...
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Is Chance Gilbert Based On Real Life Historic Figures or Cult-Leaders?

In the TV series Longmire, there is a reoccuring villainous character named Chance Gilbert (Peter Stormare); a verbally-whimsical, urban, & sociopathic (by TV standards) cult-leader with idealisms ...
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Is Zilpha Horace Delaney's or Salish's daughter?

At one point during the course of Taboo I learned that Zilpha isn't actually James's sister, but only his half-sister. But I don't actually recall it being said from whose side of the parentage, ...
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How old are the characters in the Cars movies?

In one scene of the first movie, Sally recalls as far back as 40 years earlier, when things were different. Although we don't see her in the flashback all other Radiator Springs folks are there and ...
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Why the shift in Ned Land's character?

In the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Kirk Douglas' character Ned Land is seen as a "cocky master harpooner" [­¹]. However, over the course of the film he appears more childlike than cocky,...
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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 did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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Why does Marianne attend public school?

This is about the TV show "Normal People", which is an adaptation of the novel, by the same name. The answer to my question isn't clear from the TV show, but may be mentioned in the novel; ...
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Is this unknown character meant to be an allusion to a Six?

While recently rewatching the HBO re-imaged TV series, Westworld, I noticed in the second season two episode titled, Reunion, the camera follows the back of this character dressed in a white dress ...
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Is Mona Ambegoakar inspired by or potraying any real life political figure?

M.O.M. - Mission Over Mars shows a lot of politics behind the funding and taking credit for scientific achievements. Two of the prominent political figures were Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi which ...
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Why did Cox dislike Pfarrer since the beginning?

In Burn After Reading, as soon as the audience is introduced to Pfarrer, Cox starts having an uncomfortable back-and-forth with him, to the extent that it becomes obvious he dislikes Pfarrer. Later, ...
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Was Nolan Sorrento supposed to look like a nemesis from a 1980's movie?

In Ready Player One, the actor Ben Mendelsohn plays Nolan Sorrento, an authority figure who is out of touch with what's important to the "gunters" who play in the Oasis. I noticed that he bears a ...
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Why is the Mother Wolf named Nisha in Netflix's Mowgli?

I'm watching Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle on Netflix, and I noticed that the Mother Wolf who adopts Mowgli is named "Nisha." Best I can tell, Kipling's book names her Raksha, as in this exchange ...
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Why does the demon cat only eat eyeballs in Legend of the Demon Cat (妖猫传)?

The demon cat in the Chinese movie Legend of the Demon Cat (妖猫传) only eats eyeballs. From 25 minutes into the movie: 我只吃眼珠子 I only eat eyeballs In the movie, he eats both fish eyeballs and ...
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What was the significance of The Fugitive?

In S04 Ep08 of The Sopranos, titled "Mergers and Acquisitions", Tony Soprano gets a new wide screen television. The television technician is showing Tony how to use it and the 1993 movie, The ...
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