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Context Smith is being quite on the nose about what he means. This isn't some indirect allegory about religion, race or specific historic events, as you're suggesting with your question. Smith is explaining exactly what he says. Before we get into what Smith means, you have to keep three things in mind: Smith is built for a specific purpose, and that ...


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Numerous reasons, but mainly because of the Rocky franchise's popularity in the time frame you are looking at. Rocky was hardly the first franchise with lots of sequels when it began releasing them in the 1980s, but it was perhaps the most popular. Unlike other franchises which experienced fast diminishing returns, Rocky took a slight dip with its first ...


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Going from top left to bottom right, there are references to Albrecht Dürer, Banksy, Leonardo da Vinci, Edvard Munch, Gilbert & George, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Wassily Kandinsky/Kazimir Malevich, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Piet Mondriaan, Yayoi Kusama, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Sandro Botticelli, and Cassius Marcellus Coolidge: ...


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Barbie Girl was released in May 1997. Principal photography on The Big Lebowski wrapped in April 1997. So it's a coincidence.


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From the IMDB trivia page, and having just watched it, the piano is a cue to ask a specific question: When Benoit Blanc is first seen by the audience, he is sitting in the study listening to Lieutenant Elliot question the Thrombey family members, playing the same note on the piano at seemingly random intervals. This was not random at all; after Blanc hits ...


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In Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt, also known as The Disembodied, the characters watch* the movie The Killer Eye, which in turn has a character watching Creepozoids. All three movies were made by schlock director David DeCouteau. The exact sequence takes place at about 24:03 during Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt, watchable on Tubi.com legally and for free! ...


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The movie was based on a musical. Yes, the musical came first and was then made into a movie. In the original musical version, Olivia Newton John's character Sandy Olsson was named Sandy Dumbrowski. They decided to change her name and her background to fit Olivia's after they cast her to star in the movie, so the changed her last name to a more Australian ...


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There are a huge number of allusions to other works and myths within The Prisoner. That is part of the allegory. Number 6 constantly rebels against being called by a number, hence the litany of the opening titles of every episode. (Except in the episode "The Schizoid Man"). Giving him numbered cards is the first attempt at breaking his will - the ...


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To some degree, there is an infinite loop in Spaceballs (1987).


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Although you may never see it online, there is no doubt that the Farrelly Brothers and other directors like Wes Anderson are huge fans of the great Hal Ashby. When Matt Dillon brings up the movie the second time, he has to throw in a second movie and there is nothing that is so opposite Harold and Maude as The Karate Kid. You assume he has no taste, so the ...


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The word tselina (no soft consonants as normal) means "celery" in Bulgarian. You don't need to look for metaphorical connections in other languages: given that we see this written on a greenhouse, it's pretty safe to assume that the only significance it has is to denote what's growing in there.


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ruffdove's answer is likely correct that, within the episode's scope, the bar's name is a reference to San Junipero's company's name. But there is more going on here than just that. "Tucker" is a commonly used name in the Black Mirror universe. Playtest - TCKR Systems is mentioned in an article about putting nostalgia in a game. San Junipero - ...


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TV Tropes suggests Before the Crescendolls, Earl de Darkwood's previous victims were famous musicians who look an awful lot like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Page. Hendrix It should be noted that Hendrix was not a trumpet player so I'm suspecting TV Tropes might have this wrong. In place I offer Miles ...


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It probably references the name of the VR company that stores their consciousnesses at the end. In this clip, you can see from an exterior shot showing a sign that the name of the VR company is TCKR. "Tucker's" is probably an extension of that. In terms of 1980's culture, there is a 1988 movie called "Tucker: the Man and His Dream," a ...


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Possibly, yes. In a recant interview with Executive Producer Jon Favreau per Deadline, Favreau explains how the introductory scene with the Child was in part influenced by Steven Spielberg's E.T. Long an influential figure in the world of Star Wars, Filoni played a major role in the creation of an instantly iconic, new character—The Child, otherwise known ...


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After some collaboration it seems it might be because of Due to lack of anything better, I guess this is it. :/


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Possibly a reference to Thisby Theestoop and the Black Mountain The author, Zac Gorman, worked on the R&M comics


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Aspic, in particular a jellied consommé What we have here is a gelatin with a decisively unappealing colouring aroma, I presume.


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I believe it's an extended metaphor in which Tom's penis is a branding iron and the "flag T" is both what his brand looks like and the name of his imaginary ranch. Tom says "This snatch is branded" while holding his penis; the insinuation is that his penis is a branding iron and he has branded the prostitute's vagina. Al gets the joke and ...


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Yes, as mentioned in Darkwing Fandom, the statuette that helps spin the chair is indeed of The Great Mouse Detective. It has been confirmed by Tad Stones, the program creator himself as follows: Tad Stones has explained this reference as follows:"I shared an office with Ron Clements. Ron loved Sherlock Holmes and went on with John Musker and Burny ...


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According to the cast list, Captain Caveman and Dee Dee Sykes from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels also appear in the film. The intention behind Scoob! is to set up a shared cinematic universe of Hanna-Barbera properties, similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hence the appearance of several characters from their other franchises.


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The order the droids and helmets are or belong to: Darth Vader BB-8 C3PO Kylo Ren R2D2 A Resistance pilot - perhaps Poe Scout trooper An stormtrooper - Captain Phasma The Mandalorian


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For the last one, also, the title is probably a parody of that scene from The Lego Movie.


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I know I'm very late to the party, but the 4th computer chip seems to read "HAL", as in the AI from 2001 space odyssey. I doubt there is another pop-culture AI which shares these last 3 letters.


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