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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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Who were the other two heroes with Superman in the newspaper article who left?

In Justice League, we see a newspaper article showing three heroes who died (left to their home planets) but it was too fast that I missed catching the faces. Who were the other two heroes who are ...
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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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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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Do we know Al Bundy's age in the show?

Do we know Al Bundy's age in the show? I tried googling but to no avail.
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Significance of the quote on Deadshot's neck band

In Suicide Squad, Deadshot wears a neck band with some quote. What was that full quote? And what was its significance to the character?
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Is the Waif wearing Arya's face?

When Arya removes faces she found her face at last! What does it mean? Is Waif killed arya and wearing her face? After all, the Waif has been training too, so perhaps by killing Arya, she passed her ...
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Is it normal for actors to name their characters?

In this question it says Will Smith named his character because, if people were going to remember his character's name then it may as well be the same of his work... Alfonso remarked that Will had ...
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Is this thing a wight or a White Walker?

Major spoilers for "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) we see the newest member of the army of the dead ... Usually, from what we have seen (...
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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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How did Jack Sparrow become the captain of the ship?

In the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, the movie begins with Jack Sparrow facing a mutiny from his first mate and coming to Port Royal to commandeer a new ship with the hope of going to ...
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Why hasn't Cersei tried to make peace with Jon Snow?

As Queen in Season 7, Cersei has yet to reach out to the North to try and mend the broken peace between the North and King's Landing. If she did and they came to some sort of agreement, it would ...
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How old is James Bond?

I'd like to know James Bond's age window. He's been played by a wide variety of actors. What is the youngest and oldest Agent 007 has been portrayed to be?
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Can Ghost kill White Walkers or Wights?

In Game of Thrones S08E03 we see Ghost charging with the Dothraki to fight the dead army, but could he kill them? If no, how could he be useful in that charge?
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Shiny and new in "vehicle mode", yet battle-damage re-appears in "robot" mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I have seen all three Hobbit movies and Saruman was a good friend of Gandalf and he even helped him when the Orcs had caught him. I have just seen The Lord of the Rings Part one few days back (...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why are geniuses often portrayed as socially awkward?

There is a Hollywood stereotype that very intelligent characters are often socially awkward and struggle to understand human interaction: Sherlock Holmes, in almost every interpretation of his ...
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Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who the ring is successful in polluting their heart. Isildur, Sméagol, and Boromir are among them. ...
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How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?

Once The Avengers bring back the Sceptre from Strucker's facility, Tony (and JARVIS) start running some diagnostics on it. Eventually, they find some kind of AI (Artificial Intelligence) residing ...
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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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Who became president? Leslie or Ben?

In the final episode of Parks and Recreation, we are fast-forwarded to 2048, to see Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry/Barry's funeral. We are shown Leslie and Ben, surrounded by Secret Service agents, who at ...
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Did Dr. Hannibal Lecter like Clarice or was he attracted to her?

In The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter had drawn a picture of Clarice in prison. The picture is seen here: Drawing a picture of her indicates that he was thinking more about her. Again, he ...
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Does Thanos have any inherent superpowers without the Infinity Stones

Throughout Avengers Infinity War movie, we see Thanos fight with one or more Infinity Stones. So he's using their power to win against the Avengers. But does he have any superpowers without these ...
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Why do some Minions have one eye, and some have two?

Is there logic or a pattern to the number of eyes that each Minion has? Is it based on age? Gender? Social status? Something else?
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What is the significance of "The Girl in Red" in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia mentions ...
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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What caused Jesse Pinkman to go spiralling down after killing somebody?

In Breaking Bad S01, Jesse and Walter were fresh in criminal world and had never killed anyone, so it was quite understandable that both of them would chose to avoid doing the job of murdering Crazy-8....
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Who is the Bond Girl in Skyfall?

In almost every James Bond movie, there is always one girl who is called 'the Bond Girl'. However, in Skyfall, who is the Bond Girl? Is it Eve Moneypenny (portrayed by Naomie Harris), or Séverine (...
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Why is Howard Wolowitz' mother not shown in The Big Bang Theory?

In spite of being one of the most hilarious voices in The Big Bang Theory, why was Howard Wolowitz' mother never shown?
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Was there a specific meaning behind each child in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Just curious if each child stood for some specific evil or something. I feel like Augustus Gloop stood for Glutony (his name even has some similarity), but can't quite put my finger on the other kids....
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Who are the other three superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

When Bruce Wayne sends an email to Wonder Woman, she sees three other superhero videos in it. Who are they? Do they appear in any other superhero movies?
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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Why did James Cameron decide to give Alita big eyes?

In Alita: Battle Angel, why did James Cameron decide to give Alita big eyes?
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What was the backstory to Shepherd Book on Firefly?

Firefly was cancelled before it ever was able to expand on the back stories of most of the characters, and the follow-up movie, Serenity, simply didn't have the time. Did Joss Whedon ever reveal the ...
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How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
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Who is the third girl in “Black Swan”?

In the 2010 movie Black Swan, Nina and Lily are the two main characters, but a couple of times in the movie, a third girl pops up out of nowhere. I cannot find any information about who this third ...
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Why does Davy Jones not want his heart around him?

I know Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean cut out his heart because he loved Calypso and after everything she did to him his pain was too much. But why does he not want his heart around him/on ...
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Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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How did Hugo not lose weight while on the island?

Has always wondered, in Lost series, the "big" guy by name Hugo did not seem to be losing any weight while on the island. This seems rather impossible considering the drastic change in the amount of ...
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If Wolverine's skeleton is completely bonded with Adamantium, why are his teeth still white?

In "X-Men Origins Wolverine", Logan undergoes an operation to have Adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Why doesn't the Adamantium bond to his teeth?
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Why did David help on-board of the Covenant?

Why did David (in Walter's body) help kill the Xenomorph onboard the Covenant? Couldn't he have it kill the rest of the crew and then trap it in one of the chambers?
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Why is Gabriel a lady in Constantine?

Why did they choose a female actor to portray Gabriel rather than a male actor in the movie Constantine? Yes, I know she's good but it's odd as Gabriel is a male character.
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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Why does Cersei say that she killed her husband?

In Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10, while torturing Septa Unella, Cersei says these words: Beating me, starving me, frightening me, humiliating me. You didn't do it because you cared about my ...
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Why is Jeor Mormont on the Wall?

We have seen Jeor Mormont on the Wall from season 1. He was Lord Commander on the Wall and he is from the Mormont family. We don't know if he has done anything wrong. Some people like Benjen Stark, ...
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.

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