Top StoriesThey all went to work reorganizing the poorly-performing news division of a fledging network. Tantz in Gartn Eydn , Berlin, Germany. Paul revealed that he hired Joe to work at DC and what for. Both of them talked about strange sketch requests that they either did or turned down, including from people at ECCC. Tessa, I saw another review that said the same.
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Daughter of actress Lee Grant. Dinah Shore - Singer, actress, talk show host. With her sweet southern accent and blond hair, she ranked high among stars that few people knew were Jewish. One of our visitors related a nice story. Her father who taught at Vanderbilt tutored Dinah and attended a seder at her home.
Dinah graduated from Vanderbilt. We have confirmed some visitor info. Not only is Ms. Elaine May - Actress, screenwriter, director, comedian. Elina Lowensohn - Rumanian-born daughter of a concentration camp survivor. Film and TV actress: Elisabeth Bergner - Born Elisabeth Ettel. Began career on stage in Germany with Max Reinhardt. Clarifying what we know. We believe she was raised Jewish. Our source is not precise on these last points.
Pretty to look at, Jewish, but she needs some real help with the acting part of being an actress. Elizabeth Taylor - Converted when she married film producer Mike Todd. He died in air crash; and Liz the widow was comforted by soon to be hubbie 4 , Eddie Fisher. So, sports fans, 3 and 4 were Jewish. Ron gives a lot of money to charity, but his personal behavior is usually described as somewhere between atrocious and awful. Barkin is the 4th Mrs.
Elsa Zylberstein - French actress who is becoming an international star. Her father is Jewish; it is unclear whether her mother is. Her married name is Estelle Gettleman. Estelle Harris - Best known for playing Mrs. In a published interview, Jerry Stiller Mr.
One very memorable film role: Born and raised Lutheran. Her husband of 32 days who was in her weight class was Ernest Borgnine. Apparently some list floats around the web that says he is Jewish. His real name is Ermes Effron Borgino, and he is the son of southern Italian immigrants.
Especially from the south of Italy. But, in a weird way, we stand corrected. Jewish origins unadmitted until proved recently. She is a convert to Judaism. Her brother was actor Billy Halop. Unlike her character, she is actually married to a Jewish guy. We may write a short piece. Griffin is not Jewish in real life. Infrequent parent appearances and very minor characters excluded.
She was born in America of Greek Jewish parents. Gertrude Berg - No surprise here. Karyn was murdered in The case has never been solved.
Gilda Radner - Actress and comedian. Wife of Gene Wilder; died of cancer far too young. Her half-sister is the much more famous actress Shari Belafonte. Her husband since is actor Sam Behrens, who is Jewish. We do not know if this has any significance as to her formal religious affiliation.
Hence its popularity as a pendant among Jewish and some non-Jewish people. This is a quite well done, if somewhat slow moving story of an American Jewish woman meeting a sister who was long thought killed in Europe. Great cast, worth seeing. Her mother is Jewish, her father is not. Goldie has said she was raised Jewish. Unclear whether Kate was. Father, Bruce Paltrow, director, is Jewish. Mother, actress Blythe Danner, is not Jewish.
Her brother was bar mitzvah, so we assume she was confirmed as well. Her mother was head of the Jewish Home in the Bronx. Born Hedwig Kiesler, it is unclear from the sources whether she was Jewish by faith, or was the child of Jewish parents who converted. Hedy referred to herself as Jewish in a few interviews, however. Incredibly, this toad, an arms merchant, supported the Nazis.
Hedy left him and immigrated to the United States. Via a source very close to Ms. Real family name is Schlacter. Hermione Gingold - English Jewish stage and film actress who had a delightfully wacky persona and voice. Ida Kaminska - The last great Yiddish actress; tried to keep Yiddish theatre alive in post-war Poland. It was made in Czechoslovakia during the brief thaw before the Soviet invasion.
Ione Skye - Actress who seems to be getting increasingly better parts. Her mother is Jewish. Her brother is Donovan Leitch, an actor. He and Ally Sheedy recently hosted a Manhattan Chanukah bash. Skye was married, until recently, to Adam Horwitz, Beastie Boy member. We have recently found that Ms. Jamie Lee Curtis - Sexy star of many filMs. Father, Tony Curtis, Jewish.
Mother, Janet Leigh, not. Her father is Jewish, her mother is not. She took her name from the 3rd wife of King Henry VIII-there were a lot of films about royalty when she took her stage name. Her aunt is Helen Suzman, legendary anti-apartheid activist. Has not acted on film or TV for many years. Elfman is her married name. She was born Jennifer Mary Butala. A non-Jewish Greek American. Jennifer Connolly - Attractive actress who grew up in Brooklyn and began in music videos. Our source, who knows her, says her mother is Jewish.
Her father is not. Daughter of Joel Grey, actor. Grandaughter of Mickey Katz, legendary Klezmer musician. A few years ago she had so much plastic surgery she is almost unrecognizable. She needs a shrink, not a plastic surgeon. Her father was actor Vic Morrow, Jewish, from whom she was estranged. Unclear, but unlikely that her mother is Jewish. She has been in a number of television series, but none seem to last more than a season.
Guest shots on scores of series. She is married to actor Ron Leibman. David Merrick was Jewish. Reported to be quite smart, she dated Henry Kissinger for a time.
In a famous incident, Soviet Premier Breshnev reportedly squeezed her tushy at a reception. Joan Blondell - We had long heard one of our favorite actresses was Jewish, and it was confirmed by a scholarly biographical encylopedia. Joan Copeland - Character actress born Joan Miller. Joan Rivers - Comedian and actress. Although her forays into acting have not been successful.
Joanna Frank - She had one really memorable role. She is married to him in real life. Bochco certainly does not have an anti-nepotism policy. Joanna Gleason - Film and television actress.
Yes, Monty is Jewish. Father, Eddie Fisher, Jewish. Mother, actress Connie Stevens, not Jewish. A veteran Israeli visitor to Jewhoo tells us that an Israeli paper reported her as Jewish and that both sets of her grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants to France. We had reason to question this entry based on the fact that Ms. Light went to a Catholic H. Light said she went to a Catholic H. Refugee from Germany, her father was a rabbi. Nor is Liza Minnelli.
Her father was Vincente Minnelli, film director, not Jewish. Very smart, despite dumb blonde appearance. Sadly, she died young. Tuvim can mean holiday in Hebrew. Not an easy subject to research, we are almost certain that only her paternal grandfather was Jewish. However, her mother converted to Christianity when Julianna was a small child and Ms.
Margulies was more or less raised Christian her parents divorced. She says she does not consider herself a practicing member of any faith now. This is an unusual biography and accounts for confusing reports about her ethnic background. Voice of Marge Simpson. See rock and roll for more details. One article said her mother is Jewish.
Her maternal great-grandmother is Jewish. Lang seems to self-identify as a Jew, noting that she fasted one year on Yom Kippur. Karen Black - Up with a big asterisk. Converted after she met and later married Steven Spielberg. Her father was well-known film and television director Boris Sagal. Both she and her father are religious Christians. The children working in her sweatshops probably know by now.
Frank, you can send me the angry letter now. Kathryn Grody - Character actress and playwright. Has appeared in about twenty films in supporting roles. Wife of actor Mandy Pantikin. Kitty Carlisle - Wife of famous playwright Moss Hart. Probably last person alive who dated George Gershwin. Kyra Sedgwick - Up with an asterisk. Lainie Kazan - Singer and actress.
Has made a number of television and film apperances since. Unlike John Belushi, she cleaned up her act before it was too late and has been clean for a long time. Lauren Bacall - Born Betty Perske. Bogart was, of course, not Jewish.
Blacklisted for a long time for refusing to testify aganist her husband. Her daughter is actress Dinah Manhoff. Lesley Anne Warren - Pretty actress who should have been in more good movies. Born Lily Peyser in Poland. Lillian Roth - Born Lillian Rutstein. Her career declined into alcoholism. Lilyan Tashman - Brooklyn-born Jean Harlow type bombshell who made the transition from silents to talkies.
Died of a mysterious ailment in None of her talkies are well-known. She was born and raised in Portland, Maine which has a small, but vibrant Jewish community. She was once married to actor Ron Leibman. She has continued to have a major career, starring in big budget filMs. Bonet was recently inteviewed by an Israeli paper. She was raised Jewish and loves kreplach, but not gefilte fish the sugar. She is raising her child with Mr.
Lisa Edelstein - Guest actress on many television shows. Lisa and David are Jewish. Courtney Cox is not. Matthew Perry is NOT. All we could find is that she was born in Toronto of Yugoslav parents. Therefore, we think it is unlikely that she is Jewish if her parents were post War immigrants. If anyone knows, let us know. Lori Capp - Born Lori Kopp.
Once married to Woody Allen. She was a non-conformist and few good parts subsequently came her way. She is still very much alive and appeared in a Hungarian film made in Once married to playwright Clifford Odets. Died in of ovarian cancer, which is the disease that killed Gilda Radner. Like Gilda, she was funny and will be missed. The dialogue is a mixture of Swedish sounding English and Yiddish.
Mae West - Its one of those maybe stories. Mother, maybe some Jewish ancestry-how much will forever be unclear. Mother and West practicing Christians. Maia Morgenstern - Rumanian actress who works in the international cinema and Rumanian theater.
Born in , she was with the Rumanian State Jewish theater between and She has been with the Rumanian State Theater since We note that this film, about a Greek filmmaker, is something of an international Jewish actors convention-starring Harvey Keitel, Morgenstern, and Erland Josephson, a Swedish Jewish actor.
Maria Friedman - British actress and singer who has been extremely hot in the British musical theater for the last decade. A visitor says she saw Friedman in concert and Friedman said she is Jewish. Friedman also sang some songs composed by prisoners of a concentration camp. Marisa Berenson - Actress and model. Related to the legendary art critic, Bernard Berenson. Her father is Jewish, her mother not. Berry was married to Tony Perkins for a time.
But they are now divorced and it unclear what her religious affiliation, if any, is. Mother Jewish, father not. Raised in both religions, according to our source. Marla Maples - Well this one is almost too absurd. She is engaged to Michael Mailer, producer and son of Norman Mailer. She told the Post that she and her daughter, Tiffany Trump, are serious students of kabbalah Jewish mysticism.
Marla has a few acting credits as well as a former career as a model. Maureen Lipman - English actress. Not well known in the States, but well-known to English audiences. A lot of surgery later, she looks much more WASPish.
Sister of Sara Gilbert. We do not know if Mr. Melissa Rosenberg - Daughter of Joan Rivers. Played herself in autobiographical movie about family. Her father is a reporter for the Canadian Jewish news. She says that she was raised in a Conservative household and observed the major holidays. Michelle Pfeiffer - Not Jewish. The mohel to the stars, if you will. Pfeiffer, while not Jewish, wanted a very experienced hand. And the nature of his practice IS to make house calls.
It is unclear whether they are still dating. Tom Cruise is her ex-husband and both of them are active Scientologists. Her father, who lived through the holocaust, is Jewish. Her mother is not Jewish. Minnie Driver - Not Jewish. Jewhoo saw an interview with her in which she stated this.
Mixed English, French, and Italian non-Jewish background. She was an active opponent of the murderous ethnic divisions that boiled over into ruinous civil war. She reluctantly immigrated to the US in Miriam Margolyes - English Jewish film and stage actress. She has appeared in over fifty films, mostly in supporting roles. Molly Picon - Yiddish theater star.
Made many TV appearances as the cute little Jewish old lady. Natalie Portman - Actress and model. So, here are the straight Jewish facts: Her father is an Israeli physician and her mother an American Jewish woman. Her family travels back and forth frequently.
She speaks fluent Hebrew. She went to a Jewish High School. Her father, Aaron Braunstein, is a major boxing promoter and entertainment agent. The family lived in Israel for six years and her brother served in an elite unit of the Israeli army. Converted to Judaism ten years ago. Nina Hartley - Yes, this star of adult films is really and truely Jewish. Can you imagine taking her home for a Seder and your mother asking: She converted from Protestanism to Judaism when she married producer Irving Thalberg and seemed quite devout.
For non-horse racing fans, a trifecta is a type a bet in which you place money on three horses. Still very much working. Sister of David and Rosanna. Paulette Goddard - Born Marian Levy. Wife of Charlie Chaplin. If she had, both Scarlett and Ashley Wilkes would have been played by Jewish actors. Once married to Quincy Jones, famous music producer. Mod Squad had a great tag line: Mod Squad proved you could look and act hip, but still hit friends and relatives up side the head.
It is now used as an educational film series in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. Phoebe Cates - Born Phoebe Katz. Her father is a Hollywood Producer who changed his name. Phyllis Newman - TV and film actress. Wife of Broadway musical book writer and lyricist Adolph Green. Betty Comden, his partner, has never been married to him. Piper Laurie - Born Rosetta Jacobs.
She has stopped and started her career several times. She told the SF Jewish Bulletin: No one had ethnic names. I would love to still be using my name.
But I was so young, and not assertive enough to say no. She was part-Jewish, what part precisely has always been unclear. Polly Bergen - Up with an asterisk. Quite a few people have told us that Ms. Bergen converted to Judaism many years ago. We will try to absolutely confirm. Bergen has had a varied career.
She also founded a multi-million dollar cosmetics company. We have confirmed that Ms. The marriage lasted six years.
We do not know whether she still considers herself Jewish. Her real name is Rachel Levin. By sheer coincidence, the daughter of the actress Rachel Levin is a journalist who has written about Jewhoo. A visitor tells us that she saw an interview with Ms. Ticotin in which she states her father is Jewish. Her mother is Puerto Rican and not Jewish.
Ticotin is married to actor Peter Strauss, who is Jewish. She, too, had a drug problem but overcame it and now lectures on drug abuse. Rebecca Pidgeon - British actress and musician who is the wife of playwright David Mamet.
Both she and Mamet have made Jewish practice a central part of their lives. Her murder led to changes in public records laws. Her father is an orthodox rabbi. Ricki Lake - Actress and talk show host. She made about 15 films and then dropped a lot of weight. They reportedly went on TV and prayed for her. This evangelist is a faith healer, but has an obvious toupee.
Apparently male pattern baldness is a tougher nut than paralysis, etc. Rita Zohar - Character actress who has appeared in a number of roles. Sister of Patricia and David. Sit-com star and talk-show host who was raised in Utah.
See also entry on Tom Arnold actors for more information. Her family went to a Conservative synagogue and, yes, she went to Hebrew School and was Bat Mitzvahed. She is now studying Kabbalah to deepen, she says, her ties to Judaism. Sandra Bullock - Not Jewish. Sara Gilbert - Young star of Rosanne. Sister of Melissa Gilbert. Sarah Bernhardt - Legend of the French Stage.
Considered one of the top 2 or 3 actresses of the 19thC. Her mother was a Dutch Jewish girl who became a very high class courtesan in Paris the mistress of the ultra-rich.
In those days, fans of performers were like sports fans today. Bernhardt vigorously supported Capt. Dreyfus during his ordeal and, of course, was attacked as a Jew. Although a print source said Ms. However, other reports say only her father is Jewish.
Here is the last word in Gellar chazerai nonsense from us. Go to the site listed below you will need real audio. Unless your a big fan, you only have listen to the last ten minutes. She was a comedy writer and the model for Sally, the comedy writer on the Dick Van Dyke show. Could you imagine the civil service exam?
Sheeri Rappaport - Very attractive young actress who was born in Texas of Israeli parents. Once bombshell but put on a lot of weight. Deadly boring on talk shows. Simone Signoret - Reknowned great lady of world cinema. Married to Yves Montand, who was not Jewish. We are quite sure her mother is Jewish, less confident about her father. She married a Jewish guy in a traditional Jewish wedding a few years ago. For all we know, there is an all wedding video cable channel out there.
She was the third person voted off the island. Three Jews are shipwrecked on a desert island. They quickly attend to their spiritual needs and build four synagogues: Stillman based on a source that anyone would trust. This source made a good faith error. Stillman is not Jewish. Susan Cabot - An odd footnote actress submitted by a visitor.
Her strange life ended when her son bludgeoned her to death. Cabot, he says, was so stupid that she dated Rock Hudson. But it has been pushed-back and may never be aired. She converted to Judaism a few years ago. The conversion was not associated with marriage. Susan Strasberg - Daughter of Lee Strasberg.
Anne Frank in original Broadway production of play. Died this year of breast cancer. Sylvia Sidney - s actress who symbolized the downtrodden Depression era waif. Died in , just short of her 90th birthday. She was once married to George Clooney, who is not Jewish. Taylor Dayne - Former pop diva has apparently begun an acting career.
The library of Unseen University also is much bigger on the inside - like a Black Hole that can read. In fact, the Library is connected to L-Space, which connects together all libraries, bookshops etc.
In Sourcery the heroes transport themselves in a magic lamp which they are carrying at the same time with the lamp also inside itself. The trick is in pulling this off before the laws of physics find out. When Rincewind first sees the inside of Death's cottage in The Light Fantastic , the narration comments that he's so used to this that "The way things were these days, he'd have laughed sarcastically if anyone had said you couldn't fit a quart into a pint pot.
The space inside the Dancers in Lords and Ladies hangs a lampshade on this, "The circle was a few yards across, it shouldn't appear to contain so much distance. The inside of Viola's cart is the size of a small pocket dimension, with Witkacy unable to see where it ends. He supposes that either the door is a portal somewhere else or it's just an illusion.
In Greg Bear's Eon , the fact that the seventh chamber aboard the Thistledown is this is proof that someone has finally understood the work of the female physicist protagonist.
The Fablehaven books have the transdimensional backpack with a storage room inside. In the Manly Wade Wellman short story, The Golden Goblins , the spirit bundle contains at least fifteen figurines, and yet it's only large enough for one. In Teresa Edgerton 's The Grail and the Ring , Dame Ceinwen's cottage appears to be an ordinary one-room cottage from the outside, and even from the inside — except that you can never quite see the entire room from inside.
When you explore the perimeter of the room, you find doors opening into other rooms, cupboards, and so on. Ghosts of Onyx we see an enormous Dyson Sphere hidden within a tiny slipspace bubble located in the core of an Earth-sized planet. Several locations, mostly those which are Invisible to Normals , are hidden in small spaces: Hermione's tiny little beaded handbag in Deathly Hallows.
It fits in her sock, but it contains clothes, books many, many books , tents, and a framed portrait. Arthur Weasley expands the inside of his Ford Anglia so the entire Weasley family and then some can fit inside comfortably. The Ministry Cars from Prisoner of Azkaban work the same way. The ability to make a location "unplottable" i. The implication is that from a map-maker's point of view the world around the building contracts to fill the empty space and the building itself then resides on a plot of land with zero area.
This is related to Grimmauld Place appearing out of nowhere in the films. Diagon Alley may very well be the ultimate version of this within Potterverse. For instance the entire alleyway fits inside of a brick wall behind a tavern and is thus squeezed between two Muggle buildings. However, when you enter the Alley, it is almost an entire city unto itself despite being inside of London. Arguably the entirety of Diagon Alley is unplottable, including the tavern behind which it is situated, because it is invisible to everyone who doesn't know it's there.
Oh and, then you have Gringotts inside of Diagon Alley, which houses the sub-sub-sub levels of the entire London underground and which is unknown to the ground penetrating radar of the Muggles for some reason. This is because the house was conceived and built as an unfolded tesseract projected onto 3D space, but an earthquake caused it to fold into a real tesseract.
The foldboxes in Heinlein's Glory Road. Not very large or heavy when closed, they can be opened out by unfolding several times, hence the name to reveal a cavernous internal space and all the items that have been stored there.
Handwaved in the story as being because when closed, the internal space and its contents, and their mass go off to another dimension. Heretics make frequent use of magically created pocket dimensions to store weapons, supplies, and contain large rooms and buildings in smaller areas. They stole the knowledge necessary to do this from a race of Hephaesetical pixies. On the inside, it's the size of a solar system, and they build planets in it. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe takes this to its extreme when Zarniwoop has an entire universe in his ordinary size office.
It's just like the real one, except that Frogstar Fighters are a different color and it exists entirely for Zaphod's benefit. And during the reveal of that spoiler, we also find that Zaphod has been carrying around the starship Heart of Gold in his pocket, without even knowing it.
Is it really any wonder that Douglas Adams became a script editor for Doctor Who? Shortly after coming to this realization, the Navidsons also discover that the house's closet suddenly leads to a vast labyrinth of unknown purpose and origin. In many editions, the pages stick out about a quarter-inch past the edge of the cover, making the book "bigger on the inside". Solembum mentions he has seen rooms that are bigger on the inside in Inheritance.
In the Stephen King novel It , one of It's hiding places is a deserted house out by the trainyards. When the kids enter it, they find themselves getting separated as the rooms grow larger as they explore the house. Also, earlier in the novel, they follow a Native American ritual and subject themselves to smoke inhalation in their clubhouse so they can have a vision.
Before the vision begins, the small clubhouse seems to have grown impossibly huge. In the Australian sci-fi story JAM Jars by Robert Hood, the protagonist is sold one of the eponymous jars, and the nanovirus inside tries to convert him into a brainwashed cyborg bent on world conquest.
The transformation is only partially successful, so he returns to the shop and destroys it with a Ray Gun , but just when he's congratulating himself on having saved Earth from Alien Invasion he looks out the back of the tiny shop which is just a street stall on a footpath and finds the tiny space between the shop and the wall behind somehow contains a huge Abandoned Warehouse full of opened empty crates of the jars Not to be confused with the house.
For example, suitcases and Matryoshka dolls. John Crowley's Little, Big: In The Magicians , many buildings are larger on the inside, such as the house that the Physical Kids hang out in. This is explained by A Magician Did It. In Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita , Woland's immense ballroom appeared behind the door of an ordinary Soviet apartment which was previously shown to be perfectly normal ; one of the characters says that this is easy to achieve when you are "familiar with the fifth dimension.
Outside, it is two stories high with ten windows per story, inside it is over a kilometer wide and has twelve stories for institute alone, and over hundred other stories. The protagonists lived for some time in what appears to be a small tent, but inside it's a spacious house. Because it really is the entrance to a house in another dimension.
The trouble comes when they open the back door and discover where it was built This is a common practice for Devan architecture, as it's hard for a haggling merchant at the Bazaar to plead poormouth when there's an obvious fifty-room mansion behind the shop.
Real estate on Deva is at constant risk of collateral damage as well as theft. It's cheaper to construct your mansion in an uninhabited or otherwise untravelled dimension and then build a standing, continuous dimensional portal that leads onto Deva. Time also runs differently inside it. In The Nekropolis Archives , the Great Library of the Nekropolis is much bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside.
Many buildings in the Nightside are like this, which is to be expected in a place where space is at a premium and so many people know magic.
In Nightwings by Robert Silverberg one character has a device called an overpocket implanted in his leg, which contains a nearly unlimited amount of useful items. Similarly, though not played for laughs, in Patricia Mc Killip 's Harpist in the Wind third in The Riddle Master Trilogy there's a tower with an external spiral staircase that appears to be finite in size, but when you try to climb it you'll find that the top is always the same distance above you In Shaman Blues , the villain's house is much bigger than it looks on the outside, enough to get completely lost in.
Witkacy wonders whether there's a way to make his tiny flat the same way. A Song of Ice and Fire: The Halls of the Undying are a lot bigger on the inside.
The most obvious difference is a staircase leading upwards whereas the building doesn't have a tower. The Rhoades Mansion in Spectral Shadows is this, even while it appears as a multistory mansion.
It's so much this that it's easy for even the people who live in it to get lost if they stray from where they normally go, and contains lots of secret and hidden passages.
The fact that it's a shapeshifting Time Travelling ship does help explain a few things, though Clothahump's tree in the Spellsinger series by Alan Dean Foster. In Ssalia and the Dragons of Avienot , the "cosmic" library inside the jade tower is stated to exist outside of normal physics, allowing it to expand perhaps indefinitely and possess its own sky instead of a ceiling.
Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms: In The Fairy Godmother: Bella and Elena's cottage, explained by it being "one of the Palaces of the Great Fae": She was living in a house that was bigger on the inside than the outside, waited on by Faerie Folk. In Those That Wake , the building and its doors lead to places like this. In Voyage of the Basset , the titular ship fits this description, much to the consternation of the "sensible" Miranda. It has enough space to comfortably fit a room full of partying kids, Jimmy's research lab, an expanded cockpit, a bedroom enough for the entire group, and a restroom much larger than what would normally be in a motorhome, and it STILL has enough hallway space to allow for chase scenes.
The first hint that this trope is in effect in Beyond the Walls is the door into the labyrinth of the House: Lisa uses a hammer to break into a wall that can only be a few feet thick, but it accommodates a whole corridor and a full-sized door. Then, once in the House proper, all bets are off as to how big the thing really is.
The Brady Bunch features a one storey house on the outside with two stories on the inside, along with an attic and a basement. In fact, the interior shots of the living room seem to be about the same length as the outside of the house. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sephrilian's realm is inside a small one-storey house, which contains an endless staircase, and Sephrilian himself. In Constantine , the titular character's hideout, an old mill house outside of Atlanta , is a lot bigger on the inside; it's justified since the mill house is enchanted.
Galen's ship in Crusade looks no bigger than a standard shuttle. We are only shown a glimpse of the interior when Gideon is rescued by Galen in a flashback , but it looks much roomier inside. Of course, given that this is a technomage ship, it makes sense it's likely just an illusion. Full House lampshades the dynamics of the family's house in the last episode.
The Egg or Trans-Dimensional Navigation Module in Galidor has several internal levels but certainly doesn't look like it from the outside. Seems to be played with. The Egg is barely bigger than a trailer and has two entrances. Each one, however, leads to completely different levels. The house layout in The Golden Girls changes depending on which episode you're watching, but each of the girls has a large bedroom, and at various points in the series it's either shown or stated that each has her own full bathroom plus there must be at least a half bath somewhere for guests.
The part of the living room that viewers regularly see is massive to begin with, but its fourth wall has been shown to be hiding a TV, an upright piano, and a long dining-room table.
In Grimm , the trailer interior set is considerably bigger than the outside. Haven has The Barn. An ordinary barn on the outside, a seemingly endless maze-like White Void Room on the inside. However, once in, there was enough room for the car, quite a bit of equipment, and even a picnic in one episode. It was wide enough for both of the car's doors to be wide open with room to spare. The Pylons from Land of the Lost. Les lives in a striped workman's tent with a cavernous interior.
The spaceship Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space fits this trope. By the first aired episode, however, the script had added a second living deck, which obviously could not fit inside the exterior. The heights of the ludicrous, however, waited for a third-season episode, in which a never-before-seen third deck was added and then instantly forgotten.
An early s Playhouse Disney show called Out Of The Box took place in a house built out of several large cardboard boxes piled together, but inside it's a large room that could never be made out of a few boxes. Red Dwarf 's ship-to-planet shuttle Starbug gained an implausibly large set of interiors when it became the show's home base in Series 6.
This was worked into the plot in Series 7, when a paradox caused by an exploding time machine expands the shuttle's innards even further by merging it with its future self from a mooted timeline. Among other features, the paradox-enhanced 'Bug has two miles of spacious service ducts. This is explained in the first episode of Series 6, because the crew have been in stasis for a large period of time, while Kryten is working on renovating the ship.
The production team were aware of this and reduced the size of the cockpit windows on the Starbug model when they switched from physical props to CGI to compensate. Jerry's apartment is a good deal bigger on the inside than should be possible from the exterior shot of the hallway. Oscar's trash can from Sesame Street is also depicted as huge on the inside. Enterprise , the time travel pod from "Future Tense". Originally, the plan was for this episode to be an actual crossover with Doctor Who , but copyright issues and thematic questions kept that from going past the "Hey, I've got an idea" stage.
The Shuttlecraft used a different model for the exterior than the interior. The interior set was big enough that the actors could walk around standing upright while in the exterior they could only stand hunched over, hence the reason they are always hunched over when they step out of the Shuttlecraft. The holodeck from Next Generation is specifically engineered to create the illusion of this. The manual states that it uses force fields on the floor to create a treadmill-like effect, then adjusts the view around you to make you think you're actually moving.
It also lenses the air in such a way as to make two people look distant if they "walk" away from one another, even though they're really close to each other.
And lets not forget the interior of Thunder , the name-giving boat of the award-winning show Thunder in Paradise. The Warehouse in Warehouse 13 is huge on the outside, but once you're inside it becomes the Warehouse that never ends. It's built into the side of a mountain and designed by M. The X-Files , "Sunshine Days": The Monster of the Week 's house appears very small from the outside. From the inside, however, it's the house where they shot The Brady Bunch.
The guy has a super strong psychokinetic power. From the outside, SCP's active area is a hemispherical dome shape meters in diameter. On the inside the area appears to be unlimited.
It is impossible to reach the Static Tower at the center of the area no matter how long you travel, and the grass plain that makes up most of the area appears to be infinite in size. SCP - The Stairwell. SCP is located in a building. During one exploration the staircase inside SCP went much further down than the physical limits of the building and the geological structure underneath it.
At first the additional space will just be copies of and minor variations of the original structure, but as it continues the additional rooms and hallways become stranger and stranger. Some of the items dispensed by SCP have this quality. A straw contained more Dr. Pepper than was physically possible - as much as a full sized bottle. A tube contained an infinite amount of "Prangles" potato chips.
A cardboard box with the dimensions 5 x 5 x 10 cm contained 50 cubic meters of sand and rough diamonds. A Foundation Doctor noted that after SCP renovated his cell, it seemed to be many times larger on the inside than when viewed from the outside. Foundation investigation has established that the interior of SCP is larger than the building's external dimensions.
SCP is a steel storage cabinet. When the door is opened it leads to a huge underground labyrinth of steel-lined corridors. The ship's internal structures are larger than the external dimensions of the ship, such as a hall inside the ship extending feet beyond the hull and the interior of the ship having 30 decks even though it should only have six.
The basement area is larger than it should be according to the house's blueprints. It's a maze of doors, hallways and rooms with no apparent pattern. The extradimensional maze SCP is larger than the real world maze that contains it.
From the outside SCP appears to have a variable number of cars from 8 to 20 at any given time. Upon being entered it appears to have an unlimited number of cars. An examination of the exterior of the tower in which SCP is located indicates that SCP extends further up than the exterior architecture should allow. SCP "School of Fish".
SCP appears to be a school of herring. Due to its Alien Geometries it contains an area of bent space inside of it which has a radius larger than 50 kilometers and may be infinitely large.
While the Hall was in Surrealism mode it turned into a room which "stretched on for miles". SCP is a metal cube 1. Anyone passing inside finds it to be much larger, and can wander around for months. From the outside SCP appears to be an scrapyard about meters by meters. On the inside it is much larger, being described as consisting of "trash as far as the eye can see". The dome in the center of the cave is meters high, but based on its relationship to the surface above the cave it should only be meters high.
When a person is in the SCP building they will perceive that the inside of the building is slightly larger than the outside. This is due to their being influenced by the mind of the entity. SCP is a series of underground tunnels inside a mountain. In one area there's a mile-wide lake which is much too big to fit inside the mountain. Inside the Bag, in addition to the huge number of potatoes there's a wall, floor and ceiling.
Beyond the wall there's ground covered with dead grass, a tree and a twisted bicycle, indicating that it was a normal world with human beings that was suddenly buried in potatoes for some unknown reason. The Library appears to be a small one story structure. Inside it is 14 square kilometers in area and a pillar inside it reaches up at least The interior of the spatial anomaly ship goes down at least 70 meters, much further than the height of a regular frigate.
Inside it is an extremely cold less than 2 square kilometer area. SCP is an armored, mobile factory which is 55 meters x 35 meters x 25 meters in size. Inside it is an extradimensional space, a cube approximately 1 kilometer x 1 kilometer x 1 kilometer large filled with machinery.
When a person enters and moves through SCP, imperfect copies of the person are created and move through SCP as well. As they do so additional rooms are created inside SCP, increasing its interior space.
SCP is an extra-dimensional space that has a total area of about four square kilometers. It is found within a Russian hospital that is of considerably smaller size. Before it was euthanized, SCP's digestive tract had a volume of at least 17, cubic meters due to its non-Euclidean nature. SCP is a salt mine in Utah that may hold every possible photograph of a specific size. The mine appears to be larger than the surrounding geology should allow. SCP is a time-space anomaly associated with a master bedroom of a house in Canada.
When someone enters the room through the door they end up in another place: When Alpha Squad followed SCP into an abandoned warehouse, it ended up going down a kilometer-long tunnel that doesn't exist in the real world. On the inside it has an area of at least 10 square kilometers and may be infinite in size. Josh asks if he can make something similar using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fannypack he had as a child.
Matt asks if he can do the same spell on a police box. In The Fallen Gods , the wizard Chandrathar's tower contains rooms larger than the building itself thanks to his magic. It also has stairs that can be moved, but woe betide a visitor who arrives to find he forgot to put them back.
It might also explain the various times The Undertaker and Kane have crept their way through the ring, dragging their victims through the hole and into the fires of Hell. Oscar the Grouch's trashcan on Sesame Street is apparently big enough on the inside to fit several elephants. He once held an elephant dance in there. Nachmanides suggests that Noah's ark had a similar miracle to hold all the necessary animals. In an attempt to prevent game exploits, sticking one inside the other tears open the portal that leads to the Hammerspace and sucks everything in.
Though some more enterprising players have used this as weapons, to the chagrin of many DMs. Spells such as Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion allow their casters to invoke this trope. Baba Yaga's hut, justified by it being home to one of mythology's most formidable witches.
In its original appearance in the 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide, it was said to be 15 feet wide and 10 feet high. Inside it was a small palace, with a garden, fountains and thirty rooms on three floors.
The Dragon magazine 83 write-up extensively depicted the interior of the hut as per the DMG entry. The 2nd Edition module The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga was yet another version that was much more extensive and completely different from the Dragon module.
This was carried over to Pathfinder when said hut appeared in Artifacts and Legends and Reign of Winter. From the outside the Tent of Luxury appears to be 3 feet wide by 6 feet long. When someone goes inside it's an area of feet square 14, square feet. Spaceships has a ship designed like this as a Shout-Out to Doctor Who. The Ascension gives us the Correspondence sphere. At level 4, plus Prime 2, you can create your own bigger-on-the-insideness.
Make sure no sleepers walk in, though The Numenera core rule book comes with a sample adventure "Three Sanctums" has a mysterious cube about 3. No way 10 Space Marines fit in a Rhino. In-Universe examples include; Eldar Webway, which manages the neat trick of being both bigger on the inside - that is, you can go through a small portal and find yourself inside a kilometres long webway passageway - and Smaller on the Inside - because you can use that kilometres long passageway to cross interstellar distances.
The Dark Eldar city of Commoragh goes one better, by being bigger on the inside within the Eldar webway , making this a recursive application of the trope.
Some Necron constructs are either this or have extensive Portal Door networks. Anything related to the Warp plays this straight or completely inverts it, due to the immaterium taking the laws of physics and causality as suggestions at best. Gets even worse in any realms controlled by Tzeentch, who will invert and play this trope straight at the same time just to dick with whoever's looking.
The facades hide the fact that the actual ride takes place in a warehouse-style show building hidden from the park.
The haunted castle in the Scooby-Doo scene from the former ride, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera , features some extremely long halls despite its modest exterior. The house featured in The Cat in the Hat feels much more like a mansion throughout the ride, with even the closet being bigger than some apartments. Wild World and City Folk the closets in the game were capable of storing 90 items, while the closets in New Leaf can hold items, a stark contrast to the closets in the original game which stored a measly 3 per storage item.
In all the games, buildings are shown to be at least slightly larger on the inside than they are on the outside. The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey , there's Sophie's portable atelier that she gives to Firis as a parting gift. From the outside, it just looks like a small, ordinary tent, so Firis's reaction when she enters and sees a huge work and living area is "Huh!?
I'm inside a tent, right? Why's it so spacious What's going on here!? The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. Baldur's Gate is pretty common with this. A house looks like a pathetic slum on the outside. You send somebody in usually to loot the place and it turns out on the inside it's got a dozen rooms and, while still being a pathetic slum, it's a pathetic slum about the size of a small mansion.
The structure in the center of Dark Eden, explicitly. Inverted for laughs in the tie-in adventure game for Callahan's Crosstime Saloon. In one stage you have to hijack a friendly alien's saucer. Unfortunately it's smaller on the inside than the outside, because "his race hasn't got the technology straightened out yet.
Same thing with the Ishimura in Dead Space. When the shuttle approaches the ship in the game's opening, the model is much smaller than it is supposed to be, and probably too small to house all the game's levels. Donkey Kong 64 did this a lot. Most notable is K.
On the outside, it's small enough that one could probably jump on top of it. On the inside, the ceiling is probably at least 20 to 30 times the height of the Kongs. Same goes for the diameter. Banjo-Kazooie does this a lot as well. Most notably inside the circus tent in Witchyworld in Tooie. There's an interesting psychological employment of this trope in EarthBound. The Tenda of the Lost Underworld believe they have built a cage around the dinosaurs there, even though they are the ones actually inside said cage.
Therefore, to them, the cage is bigger on the inside than the outside. Its sequel MOTHER 3 , however, did a pretty good job of averting it, or at least making it not particularly egregious. Downplayed by the series as a whole. Cities generally avert it, though the structures themselves are sometimes bigger on the inside than their exterior would indidicate. In Morrowind , the buildings inside the cities are usually bigger on the inside.
The biggest offender is the Under Skar in Ald-Ruhn, which is the hollowed out shell of an ancient sentient Emperor Crab. While it's exterior is quite massive, it still isn't large enough to house everything within the actual interior. In Oblivion , almost every castle in the cities are bigger on the inside.
The most noticeable is of course Cheydinhal's castle, of which the exterior is wider than the interior and the interior could certainly not fit in what appears to be the exterior. The Dwemer Lockbox in Septimus' Outpost is this. The inside of the cube is at least twice as big as the outside.
Even the tunnel leading into the cube is longer than the cube itself! The Hearthfire DLC averts this with the houses you can build. You build a house one section at a time, and each section stage by stage foundation, flooring, frame, walls, roof , and only after the section you're building is completely walled off does it become a separate "cell" which you can only access through a door and a loading screen.
Once you go through that door, though, the inside is exactly as big as it looked from the outside while you were building it. Odd as it may seem, EVE Online. The containers or "cans" that you buy on the market allow you to store, in the smallest can, m 3 worth of stuff, in an item that only takes up !
The jettisoned containers "jet cans" also count, as they can hold 27, m 3 worth of items, from a shuttle that may only have a 10 m 3 cargo hold. Even positing that the jet cans are collapsible, like cardboard boxes, 27, m 3 is roughly equivalent to the capacity of the largest of the industrial haulers, heavily modified for additional cargo space. Partly, this is Hand Waved by freight containers having a "compression field" for the same reason, you can't put livestock, passengers and some foods in them.
The barns in the online game Farmville. If one chooses, they are capable of holding dozens of entire buildings inside them, each much, much larger then the actual barn itself. Played for Laughs in Fur Fighters. Juliette has an absolutely colossal wardrobe in her house.
In God of War II , the player faces off against a colossus statue brought to life. After finally receiving a weapon able to pierce the outside deep enough to enter it, the player and Kratos enter the statue, which is somehow several more stories tall and far larger overall on the inside. The face itself is far larger as well. In fact, the inside of the statue, compared to the inside size of the face implies the entire thing is disproportionate. Averted in the Gothic games. Every city and house interior is part of the overworld and exactly the same size on the inside as on the outside.
Glint's lair in Guild Wars. On the outside, it's a single grain of sand, hidden in a vast desert. On the inside, it's a huge labyrinth filled with traps. The test rocket chamber containing the giant alien tentacle monster in Half-Life is bigger than the cylindrical chamber that houses it. This was done by surrounding it with airlocks and transitioning between separate maps with a pause and a loading message when the player activates them.
The Fan Remake Black Mesa '' accomplishes the same feat less conspicuously by teleporting the player between identical copies of the same airlock. The outside model for the Pillar of Autumn is smaller than the inferred distance the player has to travel in the final level. This trope is also inverted if you consider the level where you have to run from the bridge in the very front of the bow to the engine room in the stern. The Spirit of Fire from Halo Wars , considering the amount of resources and forces it sends down.
The Elephant too for that matter. You can train 40 soldiers out of it, despite the fact it looks like it can hold no more than 20, maybe Harvest Moon is a massive offender. The player's house is always pretty darn small in all of the games, especially on the outside. The inside, though, is more than large enough to hold a bed, a television, a refrigerator, a kitchen, a bookshelf, a storage closet, and more. This don't improve much with house size upgrades you get later on, either.
Some developers can create games, or certain parts of a game, that only take up a very small amount of space yet the content of the game is much bigger than it appears. Treasure's Ikaruga features impressive 3D scenery and a high-quality soundtrack yet the original arcade game only took up about 18MB ; the Xbox LIVE Arcade re-release of the game features p high definition visuals and only takes up about 50MB, smaller than other high definition titles on the service.
Monstro the whale in the Kingdom Hearts series is much bigger on the inside then the out. This is especially evident in Kingdom Hearts 3D , where Sora fights a boss battle that takes place on an icy ring around him, and you can see that he's small enough that about four or five of him could fit in some of the areas that Riku explores within him.
The Legend of Zelda: In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time , the whale-like Jabu Jabu has a sprawling dungeon inside his bizarre digestive system. The Deku Tree seems bigger inside as well, but still resembles a tree, somewhat. And again in The Legend of Zelda: In pretty much all of the games, houses look a lot smaller on the outside. Especially the 2D games. It is located in the middle of Lake Hylia, and you can swim all the way around what appears from the outside to be a building barely over 1-story tall.
Like most Zelda dungeons, the inside is actually a large sprawling labyrinth. However, the upper levels of the dungeon take you to outside ledges, where you can see the structure towering over the lake on a much larger scale than it appeared from the lake itself. So the House of Gales somehow manages to be "bigger on the outside of the inside", if that makes sense. Breath of the Wild have a somewhat similar dynamic to the House of Gales, though you have to take advantage of Good Bad Bugs to discover this.
If you use various gliding glitches to land on and in Vah Naboris or Vah Medoh, you'll find that the exteriors and interiors rendered when you're in the main game world are much smaller than when you access the dungeons the proper way. This is quite common in Little Big Adventure both games , with the buildings looking rather small from the outside but being surprisingly spacious from the inside. The village of the Weavers in Loom. Despite being simple tents roughly as large as a pup tent , the insides are much larger.
The main temple housing the Loom is a veritable cathedral. Justified, since the Weavers are capable of warping the fabric of time and space. Marathon , Descent , and Duke Nukem 3D: The game engines are based on connected spaces, not Euclidean geometry. This allows for impossible physical arrangements, like a circular hallway that must be traversed degrees to get back to the starting point, a Klein bottle-shaped room, or a Mirror World in the same space as the normal level.
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