History Headscratchers / HomeAlone

15th Apr '17 9:07:47 AM AbnormalMoose
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** First, yet again, they were pressed for time and in a hurry. And second, ''yet again'', if they'd taken this step that prevented the central premise of the movie, there would have needed to be some other wacky coincidence that caused the misunderstanding like the neighbor kid being named "Kevin" too and calling "Here" like the huge dork he was, and then you'd be complaining that his voice doesn't actually sound like Kevin's, and then both Kevin and the neighborhood kid would have had a cold so that their stuffy voices sounded similar, then you'd be complaining that it seems unlikely that two kids named Kevin would have a cold at the same time so the movie would say that they caught it from each other and then you'd be complaining about something else and c'mon let it go.
27th Mar '17 9:58:26 PM Sylar
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* There are 11 kids who they are trying to get to the airport, and not once do they think to do a rolecall instead of a headcount? They could even save time by having each parent call out their own kids names. "Buzz?" "Here!" "Megan?" "Here!" "Linnie?" "Here!" "Jeff?" "Here!" "Kevin? Kevin? Kevin!?" "I think he's still in the house." Takes even less time than a headcount, because first you have to get everyone to stop moving, and then you have to count them, probably multiple times just to make sure you counted right. And they have one of the kids do the counting--which means they have to count themselves (and the girl counts herself twice) which is confusing.

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* There are 11 kids who they are trying to get to the airport, and not once do they think to do a rolecall instead of a headcount? They could even save time by having each parent call out their own kids names. "Buzz?" "Here!" "Megan?" "Here!" "Linnie?" "Here!" "Jeff?" "Here!" "Kevin? Kevin? Kevin!?" "I think he's still in the house." Takes even less time than a headcount, because first you have to get everyone to stop moving, and then you have to count them, probably multiple times just to make sure you counted right. And they have one of the kids do the counting--which means they have to count themselves (and the girl counts herself twice) which is confusing.confusing.
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27th Mar '17 9:58:01 PM Sylar
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*There are 11 kids who they are trying to get to the airport, and not once do they think to do a rolecall instead of a headcount? They could even save time by having each parent call out their own kids names. "Buzz?" "Here!" "Megan?" "Here!" "Linnie?" "Here!" "Jeff?" "Here!" "Kevin? Kevin? Kevin!?" "I think he's still in the house." Takes even less time than a headcount, because first you have to get everyone to stop moving, and then you have to count them, probably multiple times just to make sure you counted right. And they have one of the kids do the counting--which means they have to count themselves (and the girl counts herself twice) which is confusing.
14th Mar '17 7:41:43 AM FuzzyBoots
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*** The phone situation was partially explained by the writers who stated that the main trunk line was still intact, allowing for local calls (such as to the police and the pizza guy), but not outside calls.
13th Feb '17 9:42:46 AM wusch
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** Christmas can be a very stressfull holiday season. Beeing together for several days with so many people without a break possibly amplified his behaviour. It is quite possible that he is grumpy and cynical by nature but still quite a bit nicer for the rest of the year.
17th Jan '17 8:11:21 PM esq263
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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.

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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. (In fact, the store in question is shown to be a small general store, which is less able to absorb the costs of shoplifting than retail giants like Wal-Mart, and may consequently be more likely to assert the shopkeeper's privilege.) Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.privilege. As far as the value of the toothbrush, for all the storeowner knows, Kevin could have stuffed more items in his coat before dashing off.
17th Jan '17 7:55:14 PM esq263
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** To be fair, chasing and detaining a shoplifter is perfectly legal; it's called shopkeeper's privilege, so long as the suspect is detained on or near the store premises. The prohibition against doing so (by Wal-Mart and other stores) is a matter of store policy, not law. Additionally, the store owner was able to secure the assistance of a nearby policeman, who is not bound by the limits of shopkeeper's privilege.
24th Dec '16 1:52:41 PM Racnoss
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**My interpretation is that Kevin was copying his Dad's routine. Putting on aftershave would cause his Dad to wince since he it would sting if he cut himself shaving. Kevin doesn't understand that so he screams in imitation.
24th Dec '16 2:02:59 AM Dragon101
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** Kevin spent $967 dollars just on room service; that's ''on top'' of whatever he paid to get the room in the first place, for however long he planned to stay, and any other expenses. Kevin spent ''way'' more than $967; that's just the most ridiculous of his expenses.


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** Kate's OhCrap moment was when she realised that she forgot to get Kevin out of bed in the middle of the panic. After this, they would have went to the back of the plane to check on the kids and see if he was there, and confirm that he wasn't, and also confirm that nobody in the family had actually seen or talked to him all that day (and given what a brat Kevin can be, on reflection they'd realise that they hadn't been bugged by him all day), so the most logical explanation is that Kate was right and they did forget to bring him. It was ''possible'' that they had left him behind at the airport, but the most probable explanation was that they had just left him behind and miscounted somehow, which is what happened. And yes, they had time between scenes to check that he wasn't at the airport.
19th Dec '16 1:03:02 PM Windrays
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** The reason Kevin was freed of any charges was actually likely due to the Castle Doctrine, which is a law on the books in Illinois (and most states) that more or less states that an intruder has no legal right to safety if they break and enter a private home or dwelling. As far as the legalese was concerned, Kevin was defending himself and his property from two people who were trespassing illegally, and thus he'd be safe from harm.
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