Sometimes I get distracted by some throwaway detail in a movie or TV show. Whenever Witness for the Prosecution is on, I get distracted wondering how the hell Leonard’s egg beater that separates the egg could work, specific gravity or not.
I also realize that Penny’s telling everyone on TBBT that she did “The Diary of Anne Frank above a bowling alley” is a little like “the Noodle Incident” in Calvin and Hobbes. It’s just supposed to sound funny, and not be taken to seriously, but I still get distracted wondering who the very gentile Penny could possibly play in that show. She’s too old for Anne, too young for Mrs. Frank or Mrs. Van Daan, and all wrong for Margot, who has to fade into the background next to Anne, and too goyish for any of them.
Then just today, I remembered Miep Gies. Yes, she’s actually about 34 when the play is set, but she could be played by a younger actress. That’s who Penny must have played. Duh. OK, now I won’t be distracted for ten minutes every time they mention this on the show.
I could list more, but I don’t want to risk TL;DR. What are other people’s distracting details?