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12:41:04 AM Dec 24th 2011
The Cohen brothers do this constantly in their films, but the references are nearly always disguised to some degree, often quite a lot. For example, in "True Grit" (which is closely based on an original novel, but contains a lot of original Cohens input), one memorable scene involves a man having been hanged ridiculously high above the ground. When one character asks why anybody would bother to do that, the reply is that it was done "presumably in the belief that it would make him more dead."

It's a great line, but how many people spotted that this is a complex gag referring to an earlier, seemingly irrelevant scene where three criminals are hanged, which is almost directly lifted from the Clint Eastwood western "Hang 'Em High"?

Have fun spotting other examples in Cohen brothers movies - there are plenty, and some of them get pretty convoluted...
04:08:35 AM Jan 6th 2012
Why is this on the discussion page instead of the examples page?
01:50:49 AM Dec 18th 2011
Is this more than a Justifyng Edit for the MLP entry?
  • Prime example of the fandom forcing references where there are none. Amnion only means bowl in one single instance, "lamb's blood bowl". "Amnos" is Greek for lamb, not for bowl. So, there goes one third of the "pun". The second third, "morphic" means "shape-related", not "shaping"". So, that's zero out of two. Finally, it's "bearded", not "hairy", so that's zero out of three.
05:10:00 AM Apr 20th 2011
Homer: "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" when Lisa shows him her newly invented perpetuum mobile.
03:31:11 AM Dec 20th 2011
And this is on the discussion page instead of the examples section because?
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