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20th Jun '18 8:46:10 PM MarsPlatypus
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* "Dropping mad apples on your head from the shoulder of giants". At first, it might seem a bit out of place, as the reference is to Sir Isaac Newton, rather than Hawking or Einstein. But then you remember that, not only has Hawking authored a book called ''On the Shoulders of Giants'' (in which he talks about Einstein and Newton, among others), but both Hawking and Newton have held the same position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge. In other words, while Einstein could easily be described as Newton's spiritual successor, Hawking holds legitimate claim to being Newton's ''literal'' successor.
15th Jun '18 9:33:39 AM wimpykidfan37
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* When Hitler says, "I'm sick on this mike!" his accent makes it sound more like, "I'm sick ''of'' this mike!" [[spoiler: THis could foreshadow this being the last battle.]]
15th Jun '18 9:29:18 AM wimpykidfan37
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** This line also mirrors the message of the Mr. Hooper episode of ''Sesame Street'' that Lee previously mentioned.


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* One of Henson's earliest films was ''Limbo'', which is about a man who enters his own mind so he can clear it out. Hence why Kermit says, "That anger can clutter your mind." But why does Kermit say this instead of Henson? Henson used Kermit as an "alter ego" to express his more pessimistic side.
* Henson claims that he's "clenching all of [Lee's] strings like [he's] a puppet." Not just a reference to Henson being a puppeteer, but to the Marvel movie ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', where Ultron says, "I had strings, but now I'm free." [[spoiler: It may also foreshadow Walt Disney, as his movie ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' had the title character sing a song about how proud he is of being a puppet without strings.]]
* When Lee says, "You taught children to count a spell!" he has a Muppet version of himself. Guest stars on ''The Muppet Show'' often appeared alongside Muppet versions of themselves.
* Lee's reference to Henson's "turtleneck" might be a reference to the animatronics Henson created for ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' movies.
15th Jun '18 9:12:41 AM wimpykidfan37
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* "Your Muppet Snuffleupagus stuff is bupkis!" Why Snuffleupagus? Until 1985, most of the cast of ''Sesame Street'' believed Snuffleupagus to be nonexistent. [[note]] "Bupkis" means "nothing." [[/note]]
15th Jun '18 9:08:50 AM wimpykidfan37
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** This line becomes even stronger when you remember that the Fraggles live underground.
15th Jun '18 8:42:26 AM wimpykidfan37
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** Also why Stalin says, "Pride of Lenin took Trotsky [[StealthPun out of the picture.]]"
15th Jun '18 8:40:33 AM wimpykidfan37
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* "If your name end with '-in', time to get out." Not just a potshot at the [[spoiler:three standing there]] or foreshadowing [[spoiler:Putin]], but a bonus jab at Boris Yelts''in'', who was mentioned in Napoleon vs. Napoleon back in Season 1.

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* "If your name end with '-in', time to get out." Not just a potshot at the [[spoiler:three standing there]] or foreshadowing [[spoiler:Putin]], but a bonus jab at Boris Yelts''in'', who was mentioned in Napoleon vs. Napoleon back in Season 1.Yelts''in''.
15th Jun '18 8:38:09 AM wimpykidfan37
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* The line "I would mess up your face, but YourMom did it for me!" becomes a much stronger diss when you remember it's coming from a professional martial artist.
14th Jun '18 9:36:31 AM wimpykidfan37
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* Bond claims that he's "still reaching new heights." In his movies, he's frequently seen on top of skyscrapers.
* Bond claims that Powers "couldn't get a learner's permit." He isn't just comparing it to his "licence to kill." For most of the first movie, Vanessa Kensington was the one driving instead of him.
14th Jun '18 9:17:06 AM wimpykidfan37
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* [[Connery!Bond calls Craig!Bond a "runt." This sounds like HypocriticalHumour at first, as EpicLLOYD is shorter than Ben Atha. However, Daniel Craig is shorter than Sean Connery - in fact, the shortest actor to play James Bond.]]

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* [[Connery!Bond [[spoiler: Connery!Bond calls Craig!Bond a "runt." This sounds like HypocriticalHumour at first, as EpicLLOYD is shorter than Ben Atha. However, Daniel Craig is shorter than Sean Connery - in fact, the shortest actor to play James Bond.]]
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