Brian Katcher

Revealing mistake: When the Russian family flees their home, an explosion hits so hard that their house is torn apart. The motorcycle parked directly in front of their house, however, doesn't even shake.

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Brian Katcher

Question: Bruce Wayne tells Clark that in order to get back the foreclosed Kent family farm, he bought the bank that owned it. Why didn't he just buy the house directly? It was for sale.

Brian Katcher

Answer: It was partly done as a joke. But it seems less likely that Bruce would just buy his friend a farm. What most likely happened is Bruce bought the bank and then in essence cancelled the foreclosure, turning the Kent farm back to Martha. Then Martha would continue making her mortgage payments to the bank.

Question: In the first scene, who was the shadowy man on the roof who asks Batman if this is happening because Superman died? Is it the burglar he was fighting with? If so, why is he chatting with a man he just tried to shoot?

Brian Katcher

Answer: Yes, he is the burglar who was just fighting with Batman. He is chatting because meeting a parademon face to face has caused him to realise that the world is seriously in trouble. He is genuinely curious whether or not Batman can stop this threat.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: After Rory lights the guy on the bar on fire, why does he just casually hang around afterwards? The guy was there with friends.

Brian Katcher

Answer: Would you want to mess with a guy who just casually lit someone on fire without batting an eye?

17th Aug 2017

The Dark Tower (2017)

Continuity mistake: Roland crumbles up Jake's drawing and stuffs it in his jacket, but when he takes it out again, it's neatly folded.

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Brian Katcher
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Suggested correction: He doesn't crumple it up, he folds it. Though he does stuff it roughly into his jacket.

Phixius

Trivia: When Edward is being fired from the hospital, there's a photo on the wall. It's H.P. Lovecraft, who wrote the original short story.

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Brian Katcher

3rd Apr 2017

The Tick (1994)

Coach Fussell's Lament - S2-E5

Trivia: The weird truck drivers who pick up the hitchhiking heroes are the anthropomorphized trees from the episode 'Tick Vs. El Seed.'.

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Brian Katcher

30th Mar 2017

The Tick (1994)

Bloomsday - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: The Tick, Arthur, and American Maid are riding in a taxi. The final exterior shot, however, shows a police cruiser.

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Brian Katcher

30th Mar 2017

The Tick (1994)

Bloomsday - S2-E6

Trivia: The song playing on the radio when Rosebud breaks in, 'I'd Take a Bite of the Moon For You,' references the episodes 'Alone Together' and 'Tick Vs. Chairface Chippendale.' The song playing when El Seed breaks into the botanical gardens is a jazzy version of the show's theme song.

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Brian Katcher

Question: Is cousin Tilly Bailey, the secretary at the Building and Loan, Uncle Billy's daughter?

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: We know that Tilly (Matilda) Bailey is not Uncle Billy's daughter, because when Billy "loses" the deposit money and rushes back to BBB&L, George tells him that Harry's on the telephone and we hear Tilly say, "Hurry up Uncle Billy, long distance from Washington," so presumably she's George's cousin and Uncle Billy's niece. (When there's the run on the bank we see her desk, and there are a few photographs of men, one of which may be her father).

Super Grover

9th Sep 2016

Supernatural (2005)

Let It Bleed - S6-E21

Factual error: In the opening, H.P. Lovecraft is calming his nerves with alcohol. In real life, Lovecraft was a complete teetotaler, who even wrote stories about the evils of liquor.

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Brian Katcher

Question: When Andy tells the warden how Tommy knows who really murdered his wife, the warden sympathetically says that Tommy made up the story to impress Andy, and he's surprised that Andy believed it. He also says they'd never be able to find that Elmo guy, and even if they did, he'd never confess. Isn't the warden essentially admitting he thinks that Andy is not guilty? Otherwise he'd just say 'I don't believe you, I know you were the one who killed your wife.'.

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: The warden doesn't care whether Andy is innocent or guilty, only that his money-making schemes continue (with Andy's help).

Jason Hoffman

1st Mar 2016

Deadpool (2016)

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Trivia: In the 'happy Lent' scene, Wade is reading the Mario Lopez autobiography. Mario Lopez filmed a promotion with Ryan Reynolds where they pretended the movie was going to be toned down to a PG-13, which would have infuriated fans, before revealing the true R rating.

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Brian Katcher

10th Sep 2015

Pixels (2015)

Factual error: The character of Max Headroom was introduced in 1984, and would not have been on a probe from 1982.

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Brian Katcher

16th Feb 2015

General questions

Question: What is the name of this black and white movie? A cowboy has himself thrown in jail to break out another cowboy (his son?). The younger cowboy won't leave, so the older one breaks out and heads for Canada until the heat dies down. It's a lighthearted, funny movie until the end, when he crosses the border. He and his horse are hit by a car. The police have to shoot the dying horse and he's taken away in an ambulance. The film ends with a shot of his bloody cowboy hat in the middle of the street.

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: The movie is Lonely are the Brave with Kirk Douglas from 1962.

Show generally

Question: Why does the show go out of the way never to show the names of sodas? IE, 'Cola' instead of 'Coke', 'Lime' instead of 'Sprite,' 'Zip' instead of '7up.' They don't seem to have a problem with showing names of other products, such as the snacks in the vending machine.

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: Certain items are part of paid product placement. Those would be obviously named, as would things that can't go unnamed for simplicity reasons. Other things might be unnamed because of opposite product placement, i.e. Coke pays for it so they don't name Pepsi products.

Greg Dwyer

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