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Headscratchers: Wallace & Gromit
  • In A Grand Day Out, why does Wallace insert a second coin into the moon robot for no apparent reason (other than for the plot to have an excuse for getting the robot moving again)?
    • Maybe he's just curious as to what it's for, or thinks it's a ticket machine for his rocket. You know, like a car...
    • Judging by the way he thinks that the robot is offering the club to him, perhaps he thinks that 20p is a fair price for it (or he's hoping for another random trinket in return for his second coin, hopefully without the associated cranial injury this time).
    • I'm just curious as to what that robot was doing there in the first place...
      • MST3K Mantra. With a cup of Rule of Funny.
      • Well actually it's kinda sad. There were originally going to be scenes of a diner, with the Robot being a chef, one day, people stopped going, and he was left alone. He tends to the moon now, alone.
  • One thing in The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit has always bugged me; Take a closer look to the shelf when the priest gives the golden bullets to Lord Victor. Crystal ball, Tarot cards, runes...why does the priest have so much, 'heretic' items in his possession?
    • Rule of Funny.
    • The vicar had a magazine on Nun Mud-Wrestling (or something), he was trying to get God to make his veg grow more than his competitors, it's fairly safe to say that the guy isn't particularly observant. Maybe he collects the occult.
    • Judging by his book on monsters, he's probably an exorcist or some kind of demon hunter. Either that or he just collects them as a hobby.
    • It's also a parody of old horror movies where a priest/vicar would always have some object for dealing with the monster of the day.
    • Religious orders actually tended to preserve more pagan and occult material than they care to admit, mostly in order to appeal to converts in newly acquired vicarages and dioceses in the early Christian era. Christmas, Easter, Halloween, the Day of the Dead, etc., are Christian holidays that inherited their timing and iconography from pagan holidays. Priests, especially in the country, were often well-versed in folklore and rituals of the surrounding area (often with a Christian twist) to help reinforce their status as the sole source of supernatural aid. This has survived to the present day, although it varies from priest to priest and from village to village, and was parodied in Cot WR.
  • I know it's probably because of his lack of mouth, but Gromit never seems to look happy. They couldn't at least have his tail wagging?
    • It can be assumed that Gromit is happy whenever Wallace isn't in deep trouble. Thus eliminating 99.999% of their onscreen time.
      • And a fair chunk of their offscreen time as well.
    • In The Wrong Trousers, he wags his tail as the newspaper arrives through the door.
  • How does Wallace fit in the Techno Trousers in The Wrong Trousers? I was never of the impression the legs were hollow.
    • Feathers modified them.
      • That, and it's pretty clear that to be of any practical use they'd have to be wearable. They weren't designed for walkies, as Wallace says, they're 'ex-NASA'.
  • After Gromit was arrested for sheep rustling, why did Wallace just stay at home reading about the trials in the newspaper instead of actually attending them?
    • Somebody had to stay and keep the sheep out of trouble.
    • From a budget perspective, what's cheaper - having Wallace in his living room reading a paper or building an entirely new courtroom set and even more puppets to be the jury, judge, audience, etc.? But there's no implication that he didn't go off camera either - he could easily have attended the trials during the day, then lamented over them in the evening paper (for the sake of quickly recapping it for the audience).
  • Why would the deed to the Prickly Thicket Golf Course actually mean anything? I think there are laws in Britain stating that if the owner of a property doesn't enforce his rights to remove trespassers on that property for a fixed period of time, he loses the right to evict trespassers. After close to 400 years of no enforcing the laws, the town that was built on top of that course has exceeded that limit by a considerable margin. Also, wouldn't that deed mean that the club (and by extension its four members) owe the government 400 years of back taxes for the entire town?
  • At the end of A Close Shave, why is Wendolene still walking around free after committing a crime for which Gromit received life imprisonment? Her only defence could be that Preston forced her, which is highly questionable considering that she did have some level of control over him in the opening (when she stops him from following Shaun) - and besides, is any jury really going to buy "My robot dog made me do it" as an adequate defence?
    • Well, she actually has the robot dog in question and can show it to them, so that's already a huge amount of proof.
  • According to Wallace, the Techno Trousers used to belong to NASA. But what exactly does NASA do in a world where a functioning space ship can be built by an inventor in his basement one evening?
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