Krista

9th Apr 2005

Robin Hood (1973)

Trivia: The characters of Prince John and King Richard are based on real people. Their mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, really did prefer Richard over John and all her other children (although John didn't really lapse into fits of whining and sucking his thumb.) John eventually became king after Richard's death.

Krista

Trivia: The nasty Billie "The Blue Bear" is played by Lucia Rijker, a real-life boxer who is regarded as the best female fighter in the world.

Krista

17th Feb 2005

Lord of the Flies (1990)

Trivia: Ralph wears his arm in a cast for the first part of the film. This is because Balthazar Getty broke both wrists just a couple weeks before filming began, but director Harry Hook liked him so much in the role that he just wrote the injuries into the part.

Krista

1st Feb 2005

Futurama (1999)

Trivia: In the opening you can see Amy, Hermes, Kif, Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan go by in the people-mover tubes.

Krista

20th Jan 2005

Swingers (1996)

Trivia: The last scene of the movie, where Trent sees a woman who he thinks is making faces at him when she's really looking at her baby, was taken from an actual event that happened to Vince Vaughn in an airport, only it was with a man (and Vaughn was freaked out by it, not playing along like in the film.).

Krista

Trivia: After Uncle Rico throws the steak at Napoleon when he's riding his bike, Rico sits back down on the porch and you can see him discreetly spit something into his hand and put it down. According to the DVD commentary, this was the bite of steak he was eating, because Jon Gries, who played Uncle Rico, didn't eat red meat. Between shots he spat out all the many bites of steak his character had to eat.

Krista

13th Dec 2004

Futurama (1999)

A Tale of Two Santas - S4-E2

Trivia: In the elves' workshop, Leela turns the controls up to the highest speed. This is a reference to a classic episode of I Love Lucy, where Lucy works in a chocolate factory, and the candies come out on the conveyor belt much too fast for her to wrap.

Krista

6th Dec 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Kill the Alligator and Run - S11-E19

Trivia: On spring break there's a veejay named "Sepulveda" who is replaced when she gets too old by another one named "Cienega." Sepulveda and La Cienega are both the names of major streets in Los Angeles.

Krista

25th Nov 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

8th Nov 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Trivia: Before the final game, Doris's father tells the ticket scalper that he's going to take Doris out for a steak dinner as a surprise. After the team loses, Doris ironically stats that "I'm so depressed I could eat a cow."

Krista

7th Nov 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

26th Oct 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Trivia: The entire premise of this episode, where a man in turn-of-the-century garb sings and charms his way into the townspeople's hearts as part of an elaborate con, is a takeoff of the musical, "The Music Man" (1962). Even the tunes of the songs they sing are similar.

Krista

21st Oct 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

A Fish Called Selma - S7-E19

Trivia: Troy McClure's strange house that looks like a UFO on a pole is based on an actual house in the Hollywood Hills that looks just like that. It can be seen in Brian De Palma's film, "Body Double" (1984).

Krista

11th Oct 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Bart of Darkness - S6-E1

Trivia: Once Bart witnesses Flanders' "murder" the show becomes a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954). Bart is spying on the neighbors while his leg is in a cast, just as Jimmy Stewart does in the film. He even sees an older man with his leg in a cast looking back at him. The man calls for "Grace" to come see the sinister kid. Grace Kelly played Lisa, Stewart's girlfriend in the film. Stewart watches as Lisa goes snooping through the neighbor's house just as Bart watches Lisa Simpson. And when the neighbors come home, they both call for "Lisa" to get out of there.

Krista

28th Sep 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

28th Sep 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Bart's Comet - S6-E14

Trivia: In the first shot inside the bomb shelter after the whole town has crammed in, you can see Waldo from the "Where's Waldo?" books at the top of the screen.

Krista

16th Sep 2004

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Trivia: There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end after the credits.

Krista

11th Aug 2004

Go (1999)

Trivia: When Ronna is trying to sell aspirin at the rave, she introduces herself as "Kelly" and Claire as "Donna." Kelly and Donna were both names of characters on "Beverly Hills, 90210".

Krista

10th Aug 2004

Mystic Pizza (1988)

Trivia: When Daisy is having dinner with her boyfriend's family, check out the younger brother at the table--it's a then-unknown Matt Damon.

Krista

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