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  • Is 'Manny' a reference to Manny Weissman, a metafictional character who appears in Bad Twin ?
    • initials match: M.W.
    • Weissman is a German surname ("Weiss" = "white")
    • Weissman has a chocolate lab, Bolé works with labs
  • Manny was supposed to be on Flight 815, and serendipitously missed it because he was drinking the night before.
  • With reference to the photo caption, "direct observation" is a method in social sciences where people in an experiment are studied by a removed observer (usually without the participant's knowledge in order to prevent people from acting unnaturally). "Participant observation" methods involve a researcher as a participant (i.e. joining the team) to learn about the phenomenon from the inside. Both are methods the DeGroots, as social scientists, would know about.
    • Being described as 'dapper' could have some reference to colloquial British slang, where 'dappers' is sometimes used to mean funny
      • However dapper is generally used as an adjective meaning well-groomed, even in britain.
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