Rob245

Answer: Tim Drake's origin in the DC Animated Universe differs significantly from his origin in the comics, but it also differs greatly from Jason Todd's. This version of the character is unique to this universe, similar to many of the other supporting characters with origin stories that range from being nearly identical to the comics to being entirely different from the comics.

BaconIsMyBFF

10th Jun 2020

Moonlighting (1985)

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Question: What's with the show's title and why does their receptionist rhyme, and why'd she hire such a dork for a partner?

Rob245

Answer: The show's title, "Moonlighting" was a take-off the agency's name, the "Blue Moon Detective Agency." The owner, Maddie Hays, a former model, renamed it after a shampoo brand she was once a spokesperson for. She did not hire her partner, David Addison. He already worked at the agency when Maddie took it over. The agency was struggling financially, and David convinced Maddie, who knew nothing about being a detective, that if she made him a partner, they could make it successful. Agnes, the receptionist, had a very quirky personality, and simply chose to use rhymes when answering the phone.

raywest Premium member

Also, the term "moonlighting" refers to someone who works a secondary job, usually at night. Maddie was a former model whose career had waned and the detective agency became her other career.

raywest Premium member

Plot hole: It's never explained how Frigga could offer something extra to her clients for extra money since she doesn't talk.

Rob245

8th Jun 2020

The Proposal (2009)

Question: Given Margaret admits to committing fraud even though they do dig each other by the end wouldn't they still get in trouble?

Rob245

8th Jun 2020

Frasier (1993)

Answer: Niles did love Maris, but he was very much a pushover who let Maris control his life. He accepted that because of Maris' money and connections, which gave him a very good life.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: I forget exactly, but I believe it's along the lines that Niles enjoyed the social status that being married to her brought him, despite her flaws; it's somewhat akin to someone staying in a bad relationship because the sex is good. As for the second part of your question, the producers were planning to cast someone, but as the show wore on, the writers found they enjoyed writing Maris as an unseen character, and as the descriptions of her became more outlandish and contradictory, it was felt that finding the right actress for the part would next to impossible.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Answer: The other answers accurately explain Niles and Maris' relationship. As to her never being seen, Maris is a version of Norm's wife Vera in "Cheers." Vera remained unseen throughout the entire series, but was often talked about and incorporated into various episodes. It was left to viewers' imagination regarding what she looked like and guessing if she'd ever appear. Vera sort of appeared in one Cheers episode when she was hit by a pie that entirely covered her face. Her voice was also occasionally heard. This same plot device was used in "Frasier."

raywest Premium member

Question: What was Wesley's problem with the Geek House female bodybuilder?

Rob245

8th Jun 2020

Blue Bloods (2010)

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Question: Just what is it with them always relying on each other in the police department or the D.A.'s office? They don't trust anyone else?

Rob245

8th Jun 2020

Rocky IV (1985)

Question: When Rocky says "Come on" before a round Drago says something angrily, was he cussing in Russian? Also, Rocky and Drago both kept pummeling each other after the bell, Rocky slams Drago, shouldn't they have been disqualified for this stuff?

Rob245

8th Jun 2020

Halloween 2 (2009)

Question: I can understand Michael hallucinating his mother but why is he also hallucinating his younger self? Is this supposed to be him remembering an innocent period of his life?

Rob245

5th Jun 2020

Batman (1989)

Question: Batman states Joker killed his parents, Joker acts confused. Then after being told he made Batman he says he was a kid when he did it. My question is did he remember, or was he humoring Batman?

Rob245

Answer: The Joker most likely did recall the specific killing by that point, especially when Bruce confronted the Joker at Vicki Vale's apartment earlier in the film and told him the story of "a kid I once knew" followed by the physical confrontation in which the Joker "killed" Bruce. The Joker had enough time to put two and two together by the time of the climax at the clock tower; when Batman repeated the Joker's "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" line from earlier, everything fell in place within the Joker's memory.

zendaddy621

5th Jun 2020

Justice League (2017)

Question: If they know the mother boxes are dangerous why not destroy them? Surely they'd have figured out some way before Steppenwolf came back.

Rob245

Answer: "Surely they'd figure it out" is hardly a suitable solution. If they knew how to destroy them, they would have. They did the next best thing by hiding them in different places.

Question: How can Gwen pose as a student at the Academy wearing part of her costume, tights and ballet shoes, with no teacher noticing and forcing her to wear the same socks and shoes as the other girls?

Rob245

Answer: Gwen is only briefly shown in school, there's nothing to suggest she wasn't given any warnings about uniform violations. If she did receive warnings, she simply didn't address them, considering she isn't even a real student. Some schools don't force students to correct uniform violations on the spot.

BaconIsMyBFF

5th Jun 2020

Batman (1989)

Question: Given how narrow that ledge is, just how could the Joker grab hold of it and silently pull himself onto it prior to yanking Batman and Vicki Vale over the side?

Rob245

Answer: Most likely, in real life, this would be impossible. Movies take liberties with facts and realities in order to tell the story.

raywest Premium member

4th Jun 2020

Creepshow (1982)

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Suggested correction: Richard was effectively frozen by both fear as well as seeing the two people he murdered coming back for revenge against him; the fact that his handgun was ineffective on them was further evidence that he wasn't thinking rationally.

zendaddy621

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Suggested correction: A plot hole is when there is a logical inconsistency that benefits a story despite not making any sense. Something not being explained is not a plot hole. And the reason Batman interrupts the procedure is because Clayface is a criminal who has committed numerous robberies as of late, and Batman is there to apprehend him. As far as Batman is concerned, if Clayface wants to undergo the procedure, then he must do it while in custody.

Phaneron Premium member

4th Jun 2020

Sanford and Son (1972)

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