History Headscratchers / BlackBooks

12th Jun '14 7:14:29 AM aduspro
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** I just thought the amount they poured in was not the same portion of the bottle that they were drinking in the next shot. Instead, having the value tick up when they were simply pouring out the wine just implied that they drank it.
16th Jan '14 8:20:31 AM ariaorlewicz
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** Britain, despite what [[BritishNewspapers certain tabloids]] would have you believe, has been a melting pot of immigrants for centuries. There is no combination of traditionally ethnic names that is not beyond the realm of possibility or believability. It is just a funny sounding name with no deeper relevance.

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** Britain, despite what [[BritishNewspapers certain tabloids]] would have you believe, has been a melting pot of immigrants for centuries. There is no combination of traditionally ethnic names that is not beyond the realm of possibility or believability. It is just a funny sounding name with no deeper relevance.
4th Jan '14 7:24:31 AM CrypticMirror
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*** Britain, despite what [[BritishNewspapers certain tabloids]] would have you believe, has been a melting pot of immigrants for centuries. There is no combination of traditionally ethnic names that is not beyond the realm of possibility or believability. It is just a funny sounding name with no deeper relevance.

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*** ** Britain, despite what [[BritishNewspapers certain tabloids]] would have you believe, has been a melting pot of immigrants for centuries. There is no combination of traditionally ethnic names that is not beyond the realm of possibility or believability. It is just a funny sounding name with no deeper relevance.
4th Jan '14 7:24:11 AM CrypticMirror
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*** Britain, despite what [[BritishNewspapers certain tabloids]] would have you believe, has been a melting pot of immigrants for centuries. There is no combination of traditionally ethnic names that is not beyond the realm of possibility or believability. It is just a funny sounding name with no deeper relevance.
4th Jan '14 5:36:00 AM LongLiveHumour
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* What exactly is the ethnicity of Manny? Why does this blond guy with obviously British parents have the very Italian last name of Bianco? Why aren't the parents' names mentioned? Is Manny a nickname, and does this make him Emmanuel Bianco? IMDb says the character was originally intended to be Jewish, which doesn't make things any clearer.

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* What exactly is the ethnicity of Manny? Why does this blond guy with obviously British parents have the very Italian last name of Bianco? Why aren't the parents' names mentioned? Is Manny a nickname, and does this make him Emmanuel Bianco? IMDb Website/IMDb says the character was originally intended to be Jewish, which doesn't make things any clearer.
4th Aug '13 7:14:26 PM Sheora
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*** The Italian side of that argument is {{Jossed}} by the fact that we see his parents and they are both British. Doesn't mean that one or both of them might not be Jewish, though, or have Jewish or Italian forebears. There's even a bit of (probably unintended FridgeLogic in their casting: Anette Crosby is Scottish, and Scotland has a high Italian-immigrant population. For comparison, see ArmandoIannucci, a Scottish man with the most Italian name you can imagine.

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*** The Italian side of that argument is {{Jossed}} by the fact that we see his parents and they are both British. Doesn't mean that one or both of them might not be Jewish, though, or have Jewish or Italian forebears. There's even a bit of (probably unintended FridgeLogic in their casting: Anette Crosby is Scottish, and Scotland has a high Italian-immigrant population. For comparison, see ArmandoIannucci, Creator/ArmandoIannucci, a Scottish man with the most Italian name you can imagine.
21st Sep '12 6:51:23 AM Kyrillion
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*** The Italian side of that argument is {{Jossed}} by the fact that we see his parents and they are both British. Doesn't mean that one or both of them might not be Jewish, though, or have Jewish or Italian forebears. There's even a bit of (probably unintended FridgeLogic in their casting: Anette Crosby is Scottish, and Scotland has a high Italian-immigrant population. For comparison, see ArmandoIannucci, a Scottish man with the most Italian name you can imagine.
18th Sep '12 9:00:12 AM PennyAnna
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** Simple: his mother is Jewish and his father is Italian.
15th Apr '12 11:04:00 AM HeartOfAnAstronaut
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** Bianco is Italian for "white", which is the opposite of "black". He has to have a foreign name because Manny White and Bernard Black is too obvious and unlikely.



** RuleOfFunny, like the wine ticker point above.

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** RuleOfFunny, like the wine ticker point above.above.
** Bernard is an irrational guy, maybe he prepared the toast, putting jam on both sides, and then decided he didn't want it without eating any. So he threw it at the ceiling! Don't act like you've never done the same...
10th Apr '12 7:39:40 PM bookhobbit
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*** Worth noting that in the commentaries [[WordOfGod Dylan Moran ]] says the character was meant to be Jewish, and confirms that Manny's short for Immanuel.
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