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Ben Hur set reference in Good Omens?

In season 2 episode 2 of the "Good Omens" TV series, a scene occurs about halfway through with Aziraphale and Crowley. The space looks to me a lot like Ben Hur's home as it appeared in the ...
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Why do different versions of Good Omens have such different page counts?

I have the first Corgi paperback edition of Good Omens, which ran at 393 pages. Later editions, even with the same ISBN, have 412 pages: see here. Why such a difference? I know that the first American ...
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In Good Omens, why would anybody want to buy MEALS?

Neil Gaiman explains CHOW (MEAL's predecessor) as: CHOW contained spun, plaited, and woven protein molecules, capped and coded, carefully designed to be ignored by even the most ravenous ...
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What do these prophecies reference?

In the Good Omens television series, when Aziraphale is reading Agnes Nutter's book of prophecies, some flash up on the screen. Some of them are easy to read, and others are very faint. For instance: ...
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Did Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) use a body double in this Good Omens scene?

In the recently released TV miniseries "Good Omens" based on the book by Pratchett and Gaiman, there is a wonderful character exposition scene where Was there a stunt double for this scene? I can't ...
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Who voices the small round football sized demon in Good Omens?

There is a small waddling football sized demon in the 2019 Amazon Good Omens series who has a very familiar voice but I couldn't work out who it is from the voice credits. Who does the voice for it?
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Does a transcript or recording of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens interview from 1990 still exist?

In 1990, on their book tour for the original release of Good Omens, Pratchett and Gaiman gave an interview where the interviewer did not realize that Good Omens was a work of fiction, and thought that ...
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If one was going to Hull for a quick temptation

This bit is about Crowley and Aziraphale's joint effort in "Good Omens", And though I read the book many times I've never been sure what is being suggested here. What kind of temptation would he be ...
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What is so demonic about Welsh-language television that Gaiman&Pratchett decided Crowley invented it himself?

In Good Omens, Welsh-language television is said to be one of Crowley's proud and modern acheivements. Why is that? I gathered by the context that it was BAD, but have no idea how an entertainment ...
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What actually happened with Adam's father(s) at the end of Good Omens?

Towards the very end of Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens, his father, the Devil himself, is on his way up to the surface: The ground began to shake. The noise was like a subway train, but not one ...
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What did each of Gaiman and Pratchett contribute to "Good Omens"?

I've recently started reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. This is possibly the first time I've read a book cowritten by two authors who are each well-known and have distinctive ...
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How old was Anathema Device during the events in Good Omens?

It was never stated explicitly in the book. Because of the natural attraction between Anathema and Newt, I would assume she is in her early or mid 20s--same as Newt. Simple enough, right? Here is ...
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In Good Omens, are the Them analogues of the Four Horsemen?

I'm going through another read of Terry Pratchett's and Neil Gaiman's ever-popular book Good Omens and I was wondering if Adam Young's friends, the Them, collectively, were analogues of the Four ...
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Was Good Omens' character Crowley used as a template for Supernatural's Crowley?

I've been watching the TV show Supernatural for years. Last year I listened to the audio book version of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens and was astounded by the similarities between the ...
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In Good Omens, is there any joke involving Pollution and Elvis?

In Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, there are jokes about Elvis Presley that clearly relate to at least three of the four apocalyptic horsepersons. The newspaper War works for is ...
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