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23rd Jan 2021

Jurassic Park (1993)

Trivia: In the German translation, the producers added an unintentional (and probably mostly unnoticed) meta joke. As an answer to Tim's joke question "What do you call a blind dinosaur?" they used "A See-Nix Saurus" which, unlike the original answer, with trivial spelling differences works just as well in German. (Probably) unbeknownst to them, the spelling of the answer is actually "A Xenix Saurus." It is aimed at aging Unix operators, implying they are old enough to still have used the Xenix OS, and are therefore a fossil. A probably quite small number of Unix geeks (including me) took that as a VERY clever jab at his computer geek sister, and were very disappointed by the fact that it isn't even present in the original dialog.

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5th Sep 2019

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Trivia: When the show was translated to German, the producers feared that some of the more patriotic lines of Klink would be too nationalist for the bruised German sensibilities. As a result, whenever Klink starts talking patriotic drivel in the original, in the German he starts rhyming nonsense rhymes or talks about his housekeeper and (secret) affair "Frau Kalinke" which does not even exist in the original.

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16th Nov 2018

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: In several episodes, we are treated to a glimpse of Col. Potter's paint box. He must have had this for quite some time - the inscription in the lid says "Capt. Potter"

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27th Jan 2018

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

The Kommandant Dies at Dawn - S5-E6

Trivia: This is not really a plot hole but more of a plot device: The episode revolves around using the unsuspecting Klink as a courier by hiding secret information in his belt. This episode however is the only time in the series Klink wears a belt on his coat. In all other episodes, he doesn't wear one.

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Trivia: This isn't properly a mistake, since it can't really be spotted except in pause, but it's still interesting: Some of the articles on the piston peak air attack wall of fame are legible, but they don't correspond with the headlines but talk among others about the Vietnam War. (00:28:40)

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10th Apr 2015

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Trivia: In the show, Klink is depicted as thoroughly unmusical and an atrocious violinist. In real life, Werner Klemperer was a proficient violinist and also a piano player. After the show was canceled, he worked as a classical musician.

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Trivia: Whatever other qualities movie props have, durability and quality is not among them. If you look closely as Triple X jumps into Bonds arms inside the escape capsule, you can see that the dye of her costume wasn't exactly washer-dryer-proof.

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26th May 2014

Moonraker (1979)

Trivia: When Bond drives his hovercraft gondola down the Piazza San Marco, a tourist gives his wine bottle quite the guilty look. It is the same tourist who gives his wine bottle exactly the same look as Bond drove his car out of the sea in "The Spy Who Loved Me". (00:39:05)

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17th Mar 2012

M*A*S*H (1972)

Soldier of the Month - S4-E12

Trivia: When Igor salutes Hawkeye and BJ as they enter the Post-Op, he bangs the stove, making a "Doinggg" sound. Together with the crisp parade-ground salute, it's really hilarious once you have spotted it. If you wonder whether or not it was deliberate, you can almost see Igor slipping something into his pocket as he exits. (00:04:35)

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22nd Jan 2012

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: Throughout the series, Nurses Able and Baker are often seen or heard of. "Able" and "Baker" stand for the letters A and B in the civilian spelling alphabet, just like Alpha and Bravo do in the Nato spelling alphabet. "Nurse Able" and "Nurse Baker" are just plain old Nurse A and Nurse B - not very creative but whatever works, I guess.

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15th Oct 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: The pictures painted by Col. Potter throughout the show actually were painted by Harry Morgan, the actor playing Col. Potter, who is an amateur painter in real life.

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Suggested correction: According to all sources, Harry Morgan didn't paint the pictures. The prop master hired local talent as needed.

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15th Oct 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Springtime - S3-E6

Trivia: In the background, two soldiers are washing an ambulance. As Hawkeye and Mulchahy walk by, one empties a bucket over the other's head - and not for the first time: the shot must have taken several takes. (00:06:00)

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27th May 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: During the whole series, the same short loop of background chatter is used in every OR scene. You can make out the words "Doctor, do you want me to hold that for you?" and "Irrigate this!" over and over again.

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