Some Game of Thrones Fans Are Predicting That Melisandre Is Already at Winterfell

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Helen Sloan, HBO

At this point in the series, fans are watching (and rewatching) every moment of Game of Thrones so closely to look for any hints at what's to come that virtually nothing goes unnoticed—especially if it means one major character might be returning. During the latest episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," there was a scene between a little girl and Ser Davos Seaworth that has some fans wondering if the Red Priestess Melisandre might be at Winterfell.

Redditor jt-clark posed the idea that the little girl with the burns across her face could in fact be the Red Woman in disguise. According to the theorist, she has used her ruby to turn into the child. In the scene we see the little girl waiting in line to receive food from Davos, who is serving everyone. The girl asks, "Which way should I go?" Davos pauses, clearly taken aback by how similar the girl looks to the late Shireen Baratheon, and replies, "Which way do you want to go?"

The little girl explains that because her brothers are fighting in the battle, she wants to as well, instead of going down into the crypts with the other women and children. Gilly steps in and says she's glad there will be someone to protect them down there and ushers the girl away. But Ser Davos was clearly shaken from the encounter.

What if that little girl was in fact Melisandre? Changing into a child so she could place herself into the crypts would be a great way for her to make her return, and the Redditor believes she'll be key in the fight against the White Walkers.

The Red Priestess is not well-liked among those close to the Starks, though. Davos threatened to kill Melisandre after he learned about young Shireen's death at the stake, and she's also on Arya's infamous kill list. Which would explain why she'd need to be in disguise while at Winterfell.

Whether or not the child is really Melisandre, the people of Winterfell are going to need all the help they can get—especially if the crypts aren't nearly as safe as they seem to believe they are.

Why Air Supply Changed the Lyrics to “All Out of Love” for American Fans

Air Supply.
Air Supply.
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Sometimes one minor detail can make all the difference. A case study for this principle comes in the form of the pop music act Air Supply, which enjoyed success in the 1980s thanks to mellow hits like “Lost in Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." Their 1980 single “All Out of Love” is among that laundry list, though it needed one major tweak before becoming palatable for American audiences.

The Air Supply duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock hailed from Australia, and it was one particular bit of phrasing in “All Out of Love” that may have proven difficult for Americans to grasp. According to an interview with Russell on Songfacts, the lyrics to the song when it became a hit in their home country in 1978 were:

I’m all out of love

I want to arrest you

By “arrest,” Russell explained, he meant capturing someone’s attention. Naturally, most listeners would have found this puzzling. Before the song was released in the United States, Air Supply’s producer, Clive Davis, suggested it be changed to:

I’m all out of love

I’m so lost without you

I know you were right

Davis’s argument was that the “arrest” line was “too weird” and would sink the song’s chances. He also recommended adding “I know you were right.”

Davis proved to be correct when “All Out of Love” reached the number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1980.

While it would be reasonable to assume “I want to arrest you” is a common phrase of affection in Australia, it isn’t. “I think that was just me using a weird word,” Russell said. “But, you know, now [that] I think of it, it’s definitely very weird.”

Russell added that arrest joins a list of words that are probably best left out of a love song, and that cabbage and cauliflower would be two others.

[h/t Songfacts]

In 1995, You Could Smell Like Kermit the Frog

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The mid-'90s were a great time for Kermit the Frog. In 1996 alone, he led the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the face of the 40-year-old Muppet brand, and had both a movie (Muppet Treasure Island) and a television show (Muppets Live!) to promote. His career could not have been hotter, so Kermit did what any multifaceted, single-person empire does while sitting atop his or her celebrity throne: he released a fragrance. Amphibia, produced by Jim Henson Productions, was dripping with froggy sex appeal. The unisex perfume—its slogan was "pour homme, femme, et frog"—had a clean, citrusy smell with a hint of moss to conjure up memories of the swamp. Offered exclusively at Bloomingdale's in Manhattan, it sold for $18.50 (or $32.50 for those who wanted a gift box and T-shirt).

There’s no trace of a commercial for the perfume—which is a shame, since Amphibia is a word that begs to be whispered—but a print ad and photos of the packaging still live online. The six-pack and strategically-placed towel are an apt parody ... and also deeply unsettling.

Amphibia was the most-sold fragrance at the Manhattan Bloomingdale's in the 1995 Christmas season. "Kids are buying it, grown-ups are buying it, and frogs are really hot," pitchman Max Almenas told The New York Times.

It was a hit past the Christmas season, too: The eau de Muppet was cheekily reviewed by Mary Roach—who would go on to write Stiff and Packing for Mars—in a 1996 issue of TV Guide. "I wore Amphibia on my third date ... he said he found me riveting which I heard as ribbitting, as in 'ribbit, ribbit,' and I got all defensive," she wrote. "He assured me I didn't smell like a swamp ... I stuck my tongue out at him, to which he responded that it was the wrong time of year for flies, and besides, the food would be arriving shortly."

Not to be outdone, Miss Piggy also released a fragrance a few years later. It was, naturally, called Moi.