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7th May 2021

Friends (1994)

The One With The Embryos - S4-E12

Character mistake: When they are about to start the game, Ross declares that "the first team to answer the most questions wins." This is a nonsensical statement. By that logic, the first team to answer a question correctly would be the winner. It should be either the team that has correctly answered the most questions at the end of the game wins, or the first team to correctly answer an X number of questions.

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Suggested correction: While it's a weird way for him to say it, he starts by saying "each team will answer ten questions", so no, the first team to answer a question wouldn't win.

Bishop73

Yes, he qualified that it was a 10-question game, and we as the audience understand going in how the winner is decided. It's just the way he declared how the winner would be decided didn't make sense. It would be like watching an NBA game, and before tipoff, the crew chief tells both teams that the first team to score the most baskets wins. We know what the rules of an NBA game are, but the referee makes a nonsensical statement all the same.

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Except there's so many variations of how a team can win a game; best 3 out of 5, win by 2, or a game can even end in a tie. Since this isn't a professional sport where all the players know how a game ends, Ross is basically saying after 10 rounds, if there is a tie, it will go to sudden death with the team with the first correct answer winning, just not in so many words.

Bishop73

4th May 2021

General questions

I remember seeing part of a movie or TV show in the 90s, and it showed a boy and girl on the Haunted Mansion ride at either Disneyland or Disney World. When they got to the part of the ride featuring the wedding, the girl started crying and said it's because she always cries at weddings. Anyone know what movie or show this was?

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29th Apr 2021

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Question: The beginning of the film shows that Clint is still on house arrest. Ant-Man and the Wasp showed that Scott's house arrest ended well before the Snap. Aside from being sentenced at a later time than Scott, is there any reason why Clint would be given a longer house arrest than Scott? Wouldn't his time working for S.H.I.E.L.D. make it more likely that he would have got a more lenient sentence?

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Answer: Nothing was said about what Clint's sentence was, but we do know Scott took a plea bargain and therefore may have got a lighter sentence. And the fact that Clint worked with S.H.I.E.L.D. might have given him a longer sentence since he should have known the importance of following the Sokovia Accords. The out-of-universe answer is because the writers needed to show why Clint wasn't in Infinity Wars.

Bishop73

23rd Apr 2021

Batman Forever (1995)

14th Apr 2021

Friends (1994)

13th Apr 2021

Blue Streak (1999)

Question: How is it that Carlson can know that Miles hid the diamond in the police station, but not know what Miles looks like?

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8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

Out of the Past (2) - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When they first run away from the Spirit Drinker, Wolverine is kneeling down and cradling the unconscious Jubilee, with Gambit behind Wolverine, and Lady Deathstrike on Wolverine's left. When the shot changes, you can tell by the brown boots that Lady Deathstrike is now standing behind Wolverine instead of Gambit. (00:04:50)

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Question: What was the point of having Steve take over the other man's body instead of just returning from the dead in his own body? Unless I'm forgetting something, the ramifications and ethics of him taking over his body are never explored in the film, so it has no effect on the plot, and Diana renouncing her wish would not play out any differently, because Steve goes away either way.

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Answer: There's no definitive answer (and hopefully others will weigh in here with their opinions). Diana had wistfully wished that Steve was still alive without ever knowing or intending for it to actually happen, nor did she have control over what form it would take. By happenstance, another man's body was possessed. The movie's timeframe is too short to know what ethical decisions would eventually have been made by either Diana or Steve over his soul inhabiting another body. It may have been that after a reasonable amount of time being reunited, they would agree that Steve could not continue on in another body. Character-wise, it shows Diana's anguish over losing Steve yet again in order to defeat Cheetah. Steve's soul being brought back may foreshadow his resurrection in another way in the next film. Chris Pine (Steve) is reportedly returning for Wonder Woman 3.

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Answer: I don't think writer Patti Jenkins is familiar with the Wonder Woman comics in so much detail that she was actually trying to pay homage to previous Steve Trevor story lines or hint at what's truly happening, but maybe. Steve Trevor has died and come back to life before in the comics. He's never possessed the body of another person, but once a brainwashed Eros possessed his body and once when Trevor came back to life, he dyed his hair black and went as Steve Howard. It does seem like Jenkins left things vague to bring up later, like with Cheetah.

Bishop73

Power Broker - S1-E3

Trivia: When Dovich and Karli are speaking in the street in Vilnius, Lithuania, visible in the background is a gate being guarded by several men, and on the gate is an encircled X, very reminiscent of the X-Men logo. The fictional nation of Madripoor seen in this episode is also closely associated with the X-Men in the comics. (00:38:57)

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8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

Out of the Past (2) - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Gambit is saying "How are we gonna beat this thing when we can't even get close to it?", Jean Grey is on the viewer's left of the group and Cyclops is on her left. When the shot changes, Jean and Cyclops have swapped places. (00:16:31)

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8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Leech is telling Lady Deathstrike that Callisto forced him to steal from her, she has her hand wrapped around his neck. When the shot changes, her hand is now gripping him by the chin. (00:03:00)

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8th Apr 2021

X-Men (1992)

Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Leech picks up the gun to try to defend himself from the Reavers, he is in an underground area with brick walls. When Lady Deathstrike grabs him and asks why she should spare him, they are now standing in a tunnel with walls similar to a cavern. (00:02:50)

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7th Apr 2021

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman Forever mistake picture

Character mistake: When Bruce is looking at Chase's various clippings of Batman on her desk while she's tending to the tea kettle, there is a paper that says "Diagnosis Form #39," and just above it, the word "schizophrenic" is incorrectly spelled as either "schizofrenic" or "schizoprenic" (a metal clip is partially covering the last six letters of the word, so it's hard to determine whether it's an "f" or a lone "p" where the "ph" should be). (01:03:11 - 01:03:32)

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5th Apr 2021

Space Jam (1996)

Trivia: The end of the film shows Jordan's motivation to return to the NBA is when his ability to play is questioned by the other players in the film. This isn't far off from reality. In real life, part of what fuelled his return to the NBA was when he was visiting Utah Jazz members and former Dream Team teammates Karl Malone and John Stockton while the Jazz were in Chicago, and young Jazz guard Bryon Russell approached Jordan and asked him why he retired, and told him he could guard him. Coincidentally, Russell would end up trying to guard Jordan on his final possession as a member of the Bulls, which saw Jordan sinking the game winner of the 1998 NBA Finals.

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5th Apr 2021

Family Matters (1989)

The Crash Course - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Urkel throws the baseball at the lamp, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving from right to left on the wall that the closet door is on, and then moves back in the opposite direction until it is pulled out of view as Carl screams "What happened!?" (00:22:22)

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