Q&A

Q: Why is "The Breakfast Club" called "The Breakfast Club"?

You phrase that like a riddle, and in a way it was. The classic 1985 teen film is called "The Breakfast Club" because the group of mismatched teens stuck in detention together call themselves "The Breakfast Club." But those words only come at the very end, in the letter they give to the principal. In the letter â€” which also serves ...

Q: I remember watching reruns of "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" together, late at night, when I was younger. Why did they air together? Were they related somehow?

Aside from being two of the most successful sitcoms to come out of Great Britain, the only direct link between "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" is that they were both produced by and aired (originally) on the BBC. However, that's true of a huge percentage of British shows —particularly back in the '80s and '90s, when these ...

Q: I just got through "Truth Seekers" and I loved it, as I loved all of the things those guys have done. How did they start working together?

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg ("those guys" behind the Amazon series "Truth Seekers" and, as you say, a load of other great stuff) are one of modern comedy's great bromances. So it's no surprise, but it's also delightful, to find out that they were friends first and that they became friends when Frost hit on Pegg's girlfriend. Frost was working at ...