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by satriales » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:29 am

Any examples of stuff we'd not notice the first time?

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by Rudolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:17 am

satriales wrote:Any examples of stuff we'd not notice the first time?


Without looking it up, what's the name of the doctor played by Dan Castellaneta in the episode where Michael has appendicitis? The one who switches GOBs fingers around?

Then there's stuff like this:

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And one that's new to me:

I've just started watching them again thanks to this thread, and noticed something in the pilot episode.
Gob scams George Michael out of $20, and George Michael winds up with a Monopoly board.
Later when Michael and George Michael are packing up their stuff in the display home's attic, George Michael has a pile of Monopoly boards.


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by aayl1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:18 am

Also, Buster's hand is foreshadowed loads, and whenever they mention something about hands there's a very subtle foreboding chime that's played. And sometimes you see like a huge splash of water in the background, if they're standing by the sea and mention hands.

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by Dual » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:19 am

Tobias' nevernude shorts are revealed early on.

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by Frank » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:19 am

"I never thought I'd miss a hand so much..."

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by Mistletooth » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 am

"Oh, because you're such an expert on marriage aren't you Michael? Oh wait, that's right, your wife is dead!"

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by smurphy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:27 am

"Who's riding that hog behind us?"

"GEORGE MICHAEL!"

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by Harry Bizzle » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Any time someone is sitting on a bench, there's something funny written on the bench. Can't remember the other one apart from Buster, but it's good.

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by Frank » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:24 pm

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by Igor » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:49 pm

Fizheuer Zieheuer wrote:
Igor wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Rubbish. There's stuff going on in the background that you simply will not see or appreciate on a first or even second viewing.


Yes, which is why I didn't say first or second viewing, but fifth and sixth. If you've seen it more than four times and you're still picking up on stuff then you weren't paying attention the first few times.


I think maybe you're the one not watching closely enough


No, don't think so. The show's great without having to pretend that there's six or seven layers of subtlety hidden away.

Actually, I could probably forgive some of the Actor Allusions, like when Jessie calls George Michael 'Opie' and Ron Howard says something like 'Jessie had best watch her mouth'. If you didn't know that Ron Howard played Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, then you wouldn't get the reference. Not a particularly well-hidden reference though.

Then there's Jason Bateman's real life sister Justine Bateman playing his supposed sister in the episode Family Ties. Justine Bateman was in the show Family Ties in the 80s, and the fact that they're real life siblings is why Michael says something like 'yeah, that'd be weird on so many levels' when Nellie mentions them sleeping together. Though she's in the credits, so again, not really well hidden.

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by Rudolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:37 pm

Have you not read any of this page?

Also, no-one's answer my question about the name of Dan Castenella's doctor character yet, proving either that 1) There is enough stuff hidden for a 6th or 7th watch or 2) No-one has watched the show 6 or 7 times.

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by Frank » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:39 pm

I had to Google it :shifty:

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by Rudolphin » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:48 pm

See Igor? SEE?!

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by satriales » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:40 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
satriales wrote:Any examples of stuff we'd not notice the first time?


Without looking it up, what's the name of the doctor played by Dan Castellaneta in the episode where Michael has appendicitis? The one who switches GOBs fingers around?

I've no idea. Without looking it up I don't even know who Dan Castellaneta is.

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by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:07 pm

I find that a lot of minor background actions can go completely unnoticed for several viewings. Maggie Lizer tapping the bowl of nuts instead of the evidence folder, then Michael subtly changing them around so the next time she taps the folder. Or Gob throwing the broom into the closet, the broom hitting the light bulb and breaking it. Those two I didn't notice the first 5 or 6 times.

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by Lonely Angel » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:15 pm

"Course I can sort your divorce out, I did Michael's didn't I?" "My wife died..." "oh really? I've been taking credit for that for years!"

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by 1>3>4>2 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:16 pm

Borrowed Season 1 off my mate :D been due a re-watch.

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by Foxhound » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Igor wrote:>Complains about the background jokes not being as subtle as people claim
>Gives some incredibly obvious jokes as examples of 'subtle' jokes

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And taf, that monopoly bit is amazing :lol: . Another thing I didn't notice in something like 6 rewatches. Unfortunately I do remember the full name of Dr. Stein :lol: :wub:

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by Squinty » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Lonely Angel wrote:"Course I can sort your divorce out, I did Michael's didn't I?" "My wife died..." "oh really? I've been taking credit for that for years!"




That's probably my favourite moment in AD.

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by jiggles » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:05 pm



Blatantly the best scene. Fantastic set-up throughout the episode, with the payoff to match it.

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