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  1. S08.E06 Return to Murder House

    They could have easily condensed the first half to make room. They're no better at planning out an episode than a season.
  2. Favorite Commercials

    I really like the bear hug in the Duluth "Limber Jac" ad that's been running recently.
  3. Age and where they were from probably would have mattered more. Also, did they see the final version? And, what else did they see? The group may not have seen it as demeaning if they saw versions with a variety of actors playing dumb, and how dumb that was could have changed before airing. If the company was accustomed to using the same group over and over, the people could have been jaded after seeing far worse.
  4. That usage says that it's a go-to choice when you don't have a reason to pick something else, which could be for economic reasons rather than quality. The "the" in the urban slang you're referring to is important. How a word is said can be too (e.g. "bad" or "sick"), and ads will get that wrong too.
  5. S12.E04: The Tam Turbulence

    He was in Germany when he was 14, as a visiting professor. We don't know where he studied between when he left home and then. He has a PhD from CalTech and doesn't like change, so there's a good chance he had studied there for his earlier degrees too.
  6. Mostly. Other actors played young Monk and his father.
  7. S12.E04: The Tam Turbulence

    Sheldon left home when he was 12. Since he started college at 11, he should have had enough experience with a collegiate environment to find some comfort, but being away from his family would have been huge.
  8. S08.E05: Boy Wonder

    This isn't the first season that's felt like it was filmed on the fly, with no appreciation early on of the limited number of available episodes. They could have had the dramatic witch entrance at the end of the first episode. I thought they both looked fake, but the teacher's more so since it was pretty standard movie/tv "gore".
  9. But it's not always the consumer. Price is generally a function of demand, so successful advertising will pay for itself in more sales at higher prices, but ad campaigns don't always work, so drug companies sometimes have to eat the costs. And that's when they hit up Congress. :-)
  10. S08.E05: Boy Wonder

    There were episodes of The Partridge Family that had some inside-joke fun with the idea that you didn't have to be able to sing to be a singer; you just had to look good.
  11. S08.E05: Boy Wonder

    If you consider this a commentary on the willingness of people to overlook the flaws of a potential leader in order to have their group be in power, the son-of-Satan aspect is at the core. Early on, Cult took some shots at Clinton and Trump in that regard. Things are more straightforward here. Myrtle was the one responsible for Misty being stuck in hell, and was rather cold about it.
  12. S04.E10: Winner

    Why would they care if the "chicken farmer" wants to spend a fortune to make a product they hold in such contempt? If Gus's operation is a bust, so be it; if he's successful, they can cut themselves in then.
  13. S04.E10: Winner

    So, Jimmy was looking at a future without esteem?
  14. S12.E03: The Procreation Calculation

    No need. The Batmobile always has a button to do just what they need when they need it. One bat rain canopy coming up.
  15. S08.E04: Could It Be . . . Satan?

    The warlocks have the power to make their surroundings anything they want them to be. Or anywhere, if they're willing to help the junior students get there. If they want to hang out in a candlelit dungeon, that's their choice. I presume it's supposed to give an air of mysticism, but these days I think most people would just find it odd.