TV Moments That Went Over Your Head: Slow On The Uptake
Posted Feb 26, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Posted Feb 29, 2012 @ 4:58 PM
Posted Feb 29, 2012 @ 10:40 PM
Last week's episode of Happy Endings reminded me of how when I was younger, the first definition I ever heard for the word "affair" was the cheating, extra-marital one. So when the show A Current Affair first started I kept thinking to myself, "There's an entire show just based around people cheating on each other? And people actually want to watch???"
(Actually, that show could probably make a killing today.)
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 7:13 PM
Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 9:56 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 4:25 PM
When I was a kid and someone on TV said "I don't drink," I thought that meant they didn't drink ANYTHING. EVER. I wondered how they did that, and why.
Related to that, whenever I saw one of those "don't drink and drive" PSAs, for a long time I thought that meant anything--soda, milk, water...and I would fear that my mom, with her ever-present bottle of Pepsi in the car, would get pulled over by a cop some day.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:13 AM
For some reason this fact has completely escaped me for years. I just thought it was because Lane and Zach get married and get sidekicks out of each other and it's a play on "I get a kick out of you." Heh, dumb.
Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:57 AM
Very late to the party, but that is the entire premise of "Cheaters". Since it has been on since 2000 per Wikiepedia, I guess there's lots of people who want to watch.
"There's an entire show just based around people cheating on each other? And people actually want to watch???"
Posted Apr 21, 2012 @ 2:30 PM
The gist of it is that it is more likely that a woman would spontaneously form out of the particles surrounding the stool (via quantum mechanics) than that an already-existing woman would be interested in having ice cream with a physicist. That's why Leonard said it was "a little insulting, don't you think?"
Penny's quantum mechanics joke on The Big Bang Theory. I don't get it.
Posted Apr 22, 2012 @ 2:47 PM
I only just realized that the name of the "New Directions" group in Glee is meant to be a risque pun
I feel SO STUPID because I just got that about a month ago. I had realized that some of the other competing groups names were risque things, like "Aural Intensity", but never realized the naughtiness of Nude Erections.
Edited by YourMomOnToast, Apr 22, 2012 @ 2:48 PM.
Posted Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:26 PM
Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 9:24 AM
Posted Aug 1, 2012 @ 9:54 AM
So, five days later, I finally get it. Not only is Chariots of Fire an Oscar winner... it's an Oscar winner that centers on Olympic track and field.
Now I feel dumb.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 @ 4:50 PM
Edited by Jilly Copper, Jan 26, 2013 @ 4:51 PM.
Posted May 9, 2013 @ 7:56 AM
This one took me forty years to "get"... last night for no good reason I was watching Gilligan's Island, it was the one with the Latin American dictator, and one of the decorations he was wearing on his uniform was a German Iron Cross. That just had to be a reference to the Nazis who escaped Europe after the war and fled to places like South America.
Posted Aug 15, 2013 @ 2:36 PM
Was watching an episode of The Simpsons where Disco Stu gets hit in a bar fight. I'd seen it loads of times before but I didn't get this line until recently:
"Disco Stu should have disco ducked."
As in the awful novelty song, Disco Duck.