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This answer is a Community Wiki, so if you want to add anything to it, just edit it. Den of Geek had an incredible article on this. I've used a lot of information from their site. All references below are from Den of Geek, unless stated otherwise. Deadpool creators: “Rob L.” written on one Goon’s coffee cup - a reference to one of Deadpool’s creators, ...


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The directors addressed this scene and their motivation directly, indicating that it was both a cultural homage and just a really good joke: The gag works. During copious test screenings, Moore and Howard say they can consistently count on hearing adults crack up at the reference, coursing through the audience like a ripple the kids never notice. ...


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Didn't even have to watch the video--the thumbnail was enough to know that this parodies the printer-destroying scene in Office Space.


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A brand like Pizza Hut can be trademarked but not copyrighted. Copyrights allow the author (or owner of the copyright) to retain exclusive rights to use the work or significant portions of it. Trademarks do not work that way. Trademarks are meant to provide legal recourse when a business uses the same or similar name, logo, design, catchphrase, etc., as ...


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All XKCD comics have individual threads in the XKCD forums which discuss the various comics. There is also an Explain XKCD wiki which can help. (Thanks to @alex_d). From perusing the thread: Wandboy = Harry Potter Puncher = Rocky Tropical Boaters = Pirates of the Caribbean Professor Whip = Indiana Jones Additionally, every XKCD comic has title text for ...


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Most Pixar films have appearances of characters from future movies. This list comes from the Pixar Fan Wiki: Monsters, Inc. - Clownfish, the main characters of Finding Nemo, are depicted three times: Harryhausen's has a painted mural featuring a clownfish. A Nemo model is seen hanging in the trailer where Randall is banished. Boo gives ...


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Its Hugh Jackman, the actor who plays Wolverine in the "mainstream" x-men movie series. Its one of many fourth-wall-breaking Hugh Jackman / Wolverine jokes in the movie.


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Tod Browning's controversial cult horror film Freaks from 1932. The central story is of this conniving trapeze artist Cleopatra, who seduces and marries sideshow midget Hans after learning of his large inheritance. At their wedding reception, the other "freaks" announce that they accept Cleopatra in spite of her being a "normal" outsider; they hold an ...


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No...I don't think so. As you said, Kaufman's humor was entirely different from most other peoples. Here the "joke" is in the fact that Kaufman's "role" is highly specific. The only act he does is when the words... Here I come to save the day! ...are heard. The rest is in his anticpation of the line coming, his preparation for his performance and his ...


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It's a TV (and old radio show) reference. Both Die Hard and Avengers are referring to a song. It's a pop-culture way of saying, "Goodbye!" When Tony Says it to Peter, he's implying, "Happy Trails, until we meet again!" in a friendly way. When Bruce Willis says it to the bad guy, it's a sarcastic way of saying "Goodbye." The Roy Rogers reference also ties ...


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Data and Tasha Yar had a drug fueled liaison during season 1 of TNG, The Naked Now. It was never spoken of again, but referenced in Season 2 Measure of a Man. Season 1 was 2364-2365, First Contact was 2373. Roughly 8 and a half years later. Ergo, he's taking about Natasha. If Data wasn't incapable of being robotically precise, his keeping to the second ...


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That's Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin, an actress and recovered drug addict, who wrote a book about it, called unSweetined. She tweeted about it in 2013: @SethMacFarlane I love Family Guy and was so stoked to have made it the ranks of being made fun of by you. Seriously, honored! Haha!!


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I will try to stay away from what Christian has already posted which already is a great answer. I can answer this from a reader's perspective. Sherlock holmes stories by Doyle can be classified into Long stories and short stories. There are only 4 long stories of which 2 of them are already made into episodes two of them which haven't made it into episodes ...


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Then it occurred to me, have characters in an earlier movie watched or discussed a later movie? As mentioned in the comments, there is the Batman v Superman/I am Legend scenario. I'm sure there may be other instances like this. In I am Legend, there is a reference to Batman v Superman in the form of a billboard. In the linked vid, at about the 26 second ...


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Screech, as you pointed out, was a comic relief but somewhat annoying character from Saved By The Bell (1989-92). He was played by Dustin Diamond, an actor with a troubled history who would eventually be arrested for possession of a switchblade knife after stabbing someone in a bar. His career never really went anywhere, much like his character on Saved By ...


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They are winners of the contest of Champions and they are characters from the Marvel Comics. Man-thing - Top Beta Ray Bill- Left Ares - Right Bi-Beast - Bottom Right. Fin Fang Foom - Bottom I couldn't identify the bottom left character. Sources: Comicbook.com This Reddit thread


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These are references to Ariel's treasures in The Little Mermaid. Ariel has collected many things, each representing a special memory, adventure or a new discovery. She calls them her gadgets, gizmos, whosits, whatsits, and thingamabobs. A Wikia The Dinglehopper (a.k.a. the fork) is an artifact from the sunken ship which Ariel and Flounder ...


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Yes. This is discussed by the creator of Rick and Morty in the Back To The Future documentary that was released recently. See the Wikipedia article on Rick And Morty. The series has its origins in an animated parody of Back to the Future created by Roiland for film festival Channel 101.


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This is probably a date like Dec. 29th 2003 for example, but director Rich Moore has said that there is no hidden meaning in this twitter reply: Who knows? :) Fast Animal, without the vowels


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In Pulp Fiction (1994), Uma Thurman plays the role of an actress / wife of a gangster, and speaks about one of the gigs she has starred in: It was show about a team of female secret agents called "Fox Force Five." [...] There was a blonde one, Sommerset O’Neal, she was a leader. The Japanese fox was a kung fu master. The black girl was a demolition ...


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  That's a picture of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project). Notice the left post-it note? It shows a mushroom cloud and the word "BOOM".       [Source]


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Was this also a movie reference? Quite possibly! When performing a Google search using "happy trails movie", in the Images results, one of the thumbnails was of Alan Rickman in Die Hard. From the end of that film, Bruce Willis's character (John) says the following to Rickman's character (Hans), just before Rickman goes flying out a window: "Happy ...


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Is there any connection between Stranger Things and IT movie? Yes, IT is one of the inspiration behind the show. From huffingtonpost The Duffer brothers, who actually once pitched an “It” remake themselves, recently told Vulture that the connections are completely intentional. But there seems to be one big hole in the theory. “Stranger Things” co-...


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There is a very good list by denofgeek: Early on, Wade discusses how horrible his father was. This is 2/3 on point to the comics. In the comics, there were three different takes on what Wade’s father was like. First there’s the Christopher Priest take, where Wade’s father was a lowlife who walked out on him when he was a child. Then Fabian Nicieza had his ...


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Did the cast or crew say that President Snow is supposed to represent Donald Trump? Jennifer Lawrence and her costars for Mockingjay, Part 2 did have a conversation with Entertainment Weekly where they talked negatively about Donald Trump, with Lawrence saying that “If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world.” Her costars had ...


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In an 1998 interview with Ian Lace, John Williams explained "In this spirit, the idea to incorporate When You Wish Upon A Star was Spielberg's. I think for him, it had something to do with the innocence of childhood and Walt Disney's music, especially Pinocchio, that we all loved as children. He wanted to attach that childhood innocence to a feeling of ...


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The (co-)Creator of Bugs Bunny, Tex Avery, once said: We decided he was going to be a smart-aleck rabbit, but casual about it, and his opening line in the very first one was Eh, what's up, Doc? And, gee, it floored [the audience]! They expected the rabbit to scream, or anything but make a casual remark--here's a guy with a gun in his face! It got ...


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The cigarette he waves around, the crass misogynistic humor and intentionally insulting his audience until they leave the theater is all Andrew Dice Clay (only instead of the greaser look and NY accent, it's Mr. Garrison's voice in Trump's suit). That was pretty much Clay's schtick until his career faded somewhere around the mid-late 90s. That style is ...


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From the Visual Companion to The Cabin in the Woods: Some stuff had to get cut from the monster rampage sequence at the end. The Angry Molesting Tree, which you can glimpse in the elevator in one scene, got much more molest-y in another shot, which might wind up as a DVD extra. Also, one of Goddard's favorite monsters was Kevin, a sweet-looking guy who ...


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