Rob245

28th Sep 2019

30 Rock (2006)

Answer: There's probably lots of reasons why Liz stays - money, lack of other job prospects and so on. The reality is, if she left, that would adversely affect the story line and the comedy within it. Tina Fey was one of the stars, and her character is an integral part of the show.

raywest Premium member

28th Sep 2019

X-Ray (1981)

Question: What happens to Harold? We go from him killing a classmate to present times where he works as an intern in a hospital. Surely he'd have been in juvenile hall then prison or in a psych ward.

Rob245

Answer: It is never explained but the implication is that he has somehow escaped justice for his earlier crime and is using a new identity.

BaconIsMyBFF

28th Sep 2019

X-Ray (1981)

Audio problem: When Susan's cutting the cake in the kitchen she drops the plates upon discovering David's body yet there's no sound of them breaking.

Rob245

28th Sep 2019

X-Ray (1981)

Continuity mistake: When we see Susan and her friend David laughing, Harold's at the closed window. When Susan comes back into the room the window's open.

Rob245

Audio problem: During the car chase with Tracy, after hooking up in Switzerland, she speaks while driving yet her mouth, while open, doesn't move.

Rob245

24th Sep 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

24th Sep 2019

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Trivia: It's been said Cheryl Ladd hated Shelley Hack due to her size intimidating her. She also had Edward J. Lasko reduce Hack's number of lines. Some have reported Shelley would go home in tears which would lead to her resignation at the end of Season 4. Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl wouldn't talk to her at lunch and sat together away from her.

Rob245

24th Sep 2019

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Cries Wolf - S4-E1

Plot hole: How does Lucy get back up to the apartment bound and gagged? It would seem impossible to hop up all those steps, possibly take several hours if not all night.

Rob245

Plot hole: How does Jason know where Alice lives? Plus she lives in what looks like a boarding house, how come nobody heard her screams? No way everyone was a sound sleeper or everyone was out somewhere at the time.

Rob245

24th Sep 2019

Varsity Blues (1999)

Question: Can someone tell me why Ms. Davis is a stripper? She surely makes enough as a teacher so why is she a stripper?

Rob245

Answer: Actually, in the United States public school teachers do not make very much money. While it is unusual for a school teacher to be an exotic dancer (doing so would jeopardize your teaching job were it discovered), it is not uncommon for teachers to have a second job to help pay bills. Exotic dancers typically work nights and can make a good amount of money in tips, so it would be a good second job for a teacher provided you can keep it secret.

BaconIsMyBFF

Thank you but I must disagree. I've read a book by Ann Coulter about teacher earnings, teacher awards, some were caught shopping at fine retailers during school hours, one social studies teacher who made around $42,000 a year had called in sick several times to pursue a career in pro wrestling.

Rob245

Well, I'm a public school teacher of 20+ years, and many of my colleagues, including myself, have to work additional jobs in order to make ends meet, be it tutoring, working part time jobs, or working full time in the summer. This varies from district to district and with personal situations, of course, but teaching is hardly a job for people who like to 'shop at fine retailers.' Not that I'm accusing Ms. Coulter of having a political agenda and trying to claim that those odd examples are the norm.

Brian Katcher

Define "enough money"? Some cherry picked examples don't make a universal truth, and you say yourself that one teacher earning 42k had a second job. If you've got multiple children to feed or high rent or high medical bills or a parent to care for even a large salary isn't always enough. A book by a famously controversial (read: biased and hated) author doesn't mean people aren't allowed to have second jobs for whatever reason they deem fit.

Depends on the state. In 2018, schools in Oklahoma were shortened to a 4-day week so some teachers could get second jobs at Walmart to help make ends meet.

Phaneron Premium member

Stupidity: When the parents knew Freddy was doing the killing then why didn't they watch him like a neighborhood watch so they could catch him trying it again, and thus avoid the legal technicality which threw out of the first case? It seems idiotic they broke the law to punish this lawbreaker.

Rob245

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: The parents believed Freddy would not face justice for his crimes. They were unwilling to allow him the opportunity to kill another child, and believing the justice system had failed them they took the law into their own hands. They completely got away with their vigilante justice. The only bad thing that happened was Freddy was brought back as a vengeful demon with superpowers. There is no way the parents could have known this would happen.

BaconIsMyBFF

It is still a stupidity. Even if they wanted him to suffer, they would try to avoid legal problems at all costs. It is good that they wanted to prevent him from killing another child but they still shouldn't act so hastily.

Stupidity entries are not meant to be stupid acts by characters. They're for minor plot holes. Without in-film evidence why the acts would be a plot hole, there is no stupidity mistake. And assuming what characters would or would not do does not make a valid mistake (not to mention revenge killings do happen in real life and in movies a lot).

Bishop73

23rd Sep 2019

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Show generally

Question: Why in the world would they be comfortable working for a guy they never see? What made them not think he could be a crime boss who only had them take down former associates of his or use them to punish disobedient flunkies? Why does he even start this detective agency anyway?

Rob245

Answer: Charlie had testified against some very powerful men, and they were sent to jail based on the evidence he collected and his testimony. These men were released from prison on a technicality, so Charlie went into hiding. Charlie believed anyone who knew his whereabouts or had seen his face were also in jeopardy. So that's why he only calls on the telephone and they never get to see his face. The reason why these 3 women would work for a man they never met is because after they graduated from the police academy due to sexism they were only assigned duties like a crossing guard, filing, and answering the phone as police women.

Answer: There is no rational, realistic reason why Charlie is never seen or his real identity known or the reason given about why he started the agency. This is just a gimmick for a silly TV show that is meant to intrigue the audience and to keep them guessing about who he is.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It's never explained why Charlie is never seen, but there have been hints to his past as a cop. In one episode the Angels meet up with a bitter cop, who says, "When Charlie and I started out together, we were two rookie cops walking a beat. Twenty years later, he gets a Rolls-Royce and I get a bleeding ulcer."

Well do they ever say where he got his money? Stock market, inheritance, being a televangelist? Just kidding on the last one.

Rob245

Question: Why doesn't JJJ look like himself? True he's being played by JK Simmons but here he's bald without the trademark Jameson hairstyle.

Rob245

Answer: This is a different version of JJJ, not the one from the previous Spiderman movies, just like PP.

lionhead

Thanks folks though it's still weird looking since he should have his brush top look.

Rob245

I agree. But I'm already glad it's JK Simmons and not some other actor.

lionhead

Answer: The general movie-going audience doesn't always know the difference between MCU movies and movies that are based on Marvel properties made by other studios. Jameson's different look might have been done to avoid confusing fans into thinking that this iteration of Spider-Man is somehow connected to the Sam Raimi films.

Phaneron Premium member

23rd Sep 2019

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Answer: After going through a number of cast changes that failed to improve the show's slumping ratings, Tanya Roberts' character was added as "street-wise" former model. This was probably an effort to give a different and edgier character dimension to the show.

raywest Premium member

Continuity mistake: When KC Carr visits her mother, daughter, and son she's shown leaving in a taxi. Later she's shown driving her own car. That car seems to vanish when she joins another derby team who travels by bus. Surely the other derby teams she was on had buses.

Rob245

Mad as a Hatter - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When Jervis Tetch is shown he's around 5'5 maybe with blue eyes and sandy white looking hair. Yet the day after his night out with Alice he's suddenly around Bruce Wayne's size with blond hair and his eyes are no longer blue.

Rob245

23rd Sep 2019

Hexed (1993)

Continuity mistake: When Matt's trying to call the police Hexina jumps on his back. He shoves her off onto the floor where she lands without hitting anything. Yet somehow she's got a broken nail which heals up after that closeup shot.

Rob245

23rd Sep 2019

Hexed (1993)

Continuity mistake: When Hexina chases Matt with the knife, she steps on the trigger of a camera, getting her picture taken. Simon sees this later and somehow it has Matt in the background despite him getting out of the way.

Rob245

23rd Sep 2019

Hexed (1993)

Character mistake: Detective Ferguson doesn't follow procedure and give Gloria her right to counsel prior to interrogation.

Rob245

23rd Sep 2019

Hexed (1993)

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