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Part 2 Corrections

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  • The total number of top ten hits from 2001 – 2010 that are sequels, remakes and adaptations is actually 76, not 74. The two I miscounted were Night at the Museum, which was adapted from a book, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which was adpted from a 1996 TV show. (Thanks Brad and Brett.)
  • My wording suggests that “Sorry About Colonialism”  is a science-fiction subgenre, when it is actually a subgenre of adventure films. (Thanks Danno.)

Update: It appears that Mr. and Mrs Smith is an original screenplay by Simon Kinberg and it just … Continue Reading

Part 1 Corrections & Clarifications

If there’s anything else you think should be included, please leave a comment. These corrections will be posted alongside the video and perhaps integrated into a v2 edit.


  • The Sugarhill Gang samples the bass riff from Chic’s “Good Times” in the 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight”.
    The Sugar Hill Gang reperformed the bassline from “Good Times,” they didn’t sample it.
  • No evidence that Daft Punk sampled “Good Times.”
  • In Zeppelin’s defense, they never sued anybody.
    Zeppelin sued Schooly D for sampling “Kashmir” in “Signifying Rapper.” Zep also threatened to sue over Little Roger and the Goosebumps’s novelty tune, “Gilligan’s Island (Stairway).”