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Brian Sings & Swings - S4-E19

Question: In this episode Meg pretends to be a lesbian, when she calls herself a 'mega lesbian' it shows four other 'mega lesbians' singing something on deep voices. What song are they singing? Is it a real song?

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Chosen answer: It's a real song called "Elvira". Originally by Dallas Fraizer in '66, however, this version seems to be the Oak Ridge Boys cover version. However, the mega lesbians skip the verse and just sing the chorus after the opening line.

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The Elements of Harmony (2) - S1-E2

Question: When Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are floating with Twilight, Nightmare Moon, (In the form of smoke) floats right in Twilight's face, though she never notices it. Why is that?

Chosen answer: The smoke floats a few feet away from Twilight and close to the camera so you might think that the smoke is right in her face.

Lily Harrison
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Season 4 generally

Question: How is Scarlet Spider still alive if he was in the crashing Hydra island?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: He simply survived the crash without much explanation of exactly how. However, he hid from everyone after the crash to find out his truth, so everyone just thought he died. (This is common is comics where someone is presumed dead or in a situation "no one could survive" and then later shows up alive and the how isn't explained).

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The Honking - S3-E1

Question: What does the reflected binary code (the one that freaks Bender out) actually say?

Chosen answer: The initial number is 0101100101 = 357. When reflected in a mirror, however, it reads 1010011010 = 666 (the number of the Beast). It is a parody of The Shining, where the words Red Rum are seen as the word murder in the mirror.

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Gordon Takes a Tumble - S6-E17

Question: How did they get Gordon's tender back on the tracks even though it was in a field very far from the rails?

Comedyfan74

Answer: Butch the breakdown truck must have pulled Gordon's tender all the way up the rails so the breakdown train can reach it and also Butch helped to get Gordon close to the winch.

Answer: Ropes and a winch.

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To Sirloin with Love - S13-E20

Question: What is Boomhower's occupation?

Chosen answer: Jeffrey Boomhauer is a Texas Ranger as can be seen in the final episode at the end when he sets his wallet down, it flips open revealing a Texas Ranger badge.

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Question: Why is Barney's Bowlarama called Barney's Bowlarama if its owned by Barney's uncle Al?

Joel Sheffield

Chosen answer: Uncle Al probably likes his nephew a lot. Wendy's hamburgers were named after the owner's daughter, so why not name a bowling alley after your nephew?

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Question: Whatever happened to Sokka's messenger hawk, Hawky?

dollors

Chosen answer: Toph had Katara use it to send a letter to her parents. It never returned.

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Margaritaville - S13-E3

Question: Can someone explain the subplot with the Margaritaville and Stan going to a bunch of places trying to return it? It's really confusing. And this sounds stupid, but in a recession, wouldn't spending money be bad?

Chosen answer: Essentially Stan was trying to return the blender that his dad, Randy, had bought because he knew his parents couldn't afford the extra debt. The blender, which represented mortgage-backed securities, had been bought on payment plan, meaning Randy had to make monthly payments, with interest, on something that wasn't essential. The episode represented the recession that was occurring at the time, including the housing bubble and mortgage crisis going on, so there's a lot going on. However, the payment plan (which is to say the debt) had been sold to another company by the store that sold Randy the blender. (To explain why, because of the recession, the store needed cash on hand, and they would only be getting a little money each month, if Randy paid his bill. So the store sells the debt to a company who gives the store the money upfront. Think of the J.G. Wentworth commercials, "I have a structured settlement, but I need cash now".) Because the store sold the debt, in ridiculous fashion, Stan had to return the blender to the company that bought the debt, although they too sold the debt to another company. Finally he gets to the U.S. treasury who tells him his blender is worth $90 trillion (again a ridiculous exaggeration) meaning that the debt owed is greater than the product is worth and to deride the way government agencies set up their budgets (which requires much more complex economic lessons). Kyle's whole point was people shouldn't fear the economy or see it as a vengeful being, but continue to spend and live as they normally do. Economically speaking, not spending money during a recession creates a longer lasting recession, and to solve a recession, people should spend money, although people and businesses shouldn't acquire debt during a recession because interest rates are higher. But on a personal level, individuals are fearful of losing their jobs during a recession, so they save money in case that should happen. But again, this is complex economics lesson.

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Question: There was supposedly one episode that ended with SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs all laughing in a boat. The laughing then silences, eventually to a stop. Then SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs walk out of the boat, and Squidward eventually walks out too. Which episode is this?

Chosen answer: I believe this is the Season 6 episode "Spongicus".

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Arnold's Hat/Stoop Kid - S1-E3

Question: Did Harold already know that the Stoop Kid had just left his stoop the first time? He would have known that a while ago due to a large crowd in the city or even in the newspaper.

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Answer: No, he did not. He is seen getting off the bus with a suitcase, so he must have not been home for a few days so there is no way he could have known.

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Question: On the IMDB, the credits for each episode in season 1 (except for episode 8) list "Unity" as playing "Themselves" or "Themself", sometimes listed as uncredited and some times not. However I never saw Unity listed in any credits on the show itself. (It should be noted, I'm not talking about the character Unity from season 2 which was voiced by Christina Hendricks). Looking further on IMDB, Unity has appeared on a dance show where it appears Unity is a dance crew and not an individual with a weird name. So whom is Unity playing in a cartoon if they're just dancers and not voice actors? Did the dance crew actually do any voice work or help with any dance scenes, even though they're just drawings and not motion captured?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: It was just an error on IMDB, it seems to have been fixed now.

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Question: Sapphire in this show, is she related to the Green Lantern comics? Like his enemy Star Sapphire?

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Chosen answer: No, she is not.

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Question: Why does Fred always wanna go off with Daphne?

Chosen answer: During most episodes of "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?," the gang often split up to explore the latest haunted mansion or abandoned windmill or deserted amusement park. Scooby and Shaggy would generally end up together, Velma would often go off alone, and Daphne would frequently go exploring with Fred. It seemed to be a running theme in the "Scooby Doo" cartoons that Daphne was perpetually flirting with Fred. Fred, however, always seemed much more obliviously preoccupied with finding the next clue, foiling Daphne's amorous intentions. I have always been under the impression that the Scooby-Doo gang was a pretty sexually ambiguous group. More than a few people have suggested that athletic, well-coiffed, ascot-wearing Fred, and bookish Velma were early archetypes of gay/lesbian teens. The show existed in a time when several cartoons suggested sexual ambiguity in its characters: Effete Snagglepuss, a repeatedly drag-wearing Bugs Bunny (who even appeared in TV's first same-sex wedding with phallic rifle-toting Elmer Fudd), prim and polite gophers Mac and Tosh, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder and Linus from the "Peanuts" cartoons. But whether or not any then subversive homosexual undertones were ever intended in any of the characters, the oft-paired Daphne and Fred never seemed able to get their relationship beyond the lukewarm stage, much to Daphne's apparent chagrin.

Michael Albert
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Engine Blocked / Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad Meet the Crimson Chin - S3-E5

Question: Do you think it depends to use your left or right foot for the pedals? Or is there a fixed rule to use either foot? (The accelerator pedal is shaped like a left foot.).

Chosen answer: That's just decorative. The gas pedal is always on the right and using the left foot would be quite awkward.

Grumpy Scot
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Question: Why did the characters Elmer Fudd, Snagglepuss, Natasha Fatale and Charlie Brown have their faces covered but the characters Pac-Man, Speedy Gonzales, Wilma Flintstone and Scooby-Doo have their faces show to the viewer?

Chosen answer: You might think it has something to do with licensing rights for the characters. But that's doubtful as several of the characters, both seen and unseen, are from the same animation company, Hanna-Barbera. Actually, it's a play on the real-life reality TV show convention of blurring/obstructing the faces of people who haven't legally consented to having their image shown, because their appearance on camera would put them in a compromising position. This happens often in shows like "The Real World, " "Cheaters, " and "COPS." In "Drawn Together, " Snagglepuss and Elmer Fudd, for example, were jokingly portrayed as not giving consent to their image on TV because it would out them as gay in the context of that episode. Of course, to the viewer, it's obvious who they are, and the humor lies in our memory of them as possessing a lot of stereotypically "gay" characteristics. Charlie Brown's face was obstructed by a leather BDSM mask, part of his "costume, " in a scene where Foxxy was his dominatrix. In the same scene, Natasha Fatale has Captain Hero in a similarly submissive role wearing a spiked collar and leash. Her eyes have a black bar across them, again, so as to "conceal" her identity, the way they do in the fashion magazines, even though we the audience know exactly who she is. The other characters you mention apparently "gave their consent" to their image being shown.

Michael Albert
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Question: Why has American Dad! gotten so violent ever since the fifth season? I mean they had a bit of violence in the first four seasons, but now ever since season five and so on nearly every single episode is full of all different types of violence.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is just the decision of the creators to do so.

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Tintin and the Picaros: Part 1 - S2-E8

Question: What did Calculus put in Haddock's soup? (00:13:45)

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is a pill that makes alcohol taste disgusting.

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The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! - S3-E5

Question: It was said in another answer that the ring Star Sapphire has uses the power of love, which makes sense in this episode as her human from, Carrol, is in love with Hal Jordan. However, when Star Sapphire takes over and replaces Carrol's mind, she demonstrates nothing but hate and anger towards Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. So how can she use her powers with the opposite emotions?

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Chosen answer: The Star Sapphires are agents of the Zamarons, the female species of the Guardians of the Universe, they are enemies of the Green Lanterns, which is why Carol has anger toward Hal. It should also be mentioned that the further a ring is from the center of the "The Emotional Spectrum", the more control the ring has over the user.

MasterOfAll
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A Night At The Katz Motel / Canjun Granny Stew - S1-E1

Question: Does any one know where I can get a MIDI, WAV, or MP3 of that drum beat that plays when Katz walks?

Chosen answer: There don't seem to be many websites with sounds from the show but you may have better luck requesting it on one of the message boards or forums on the show. One site that may be worth trying is http://couragede.tripod.com/courindex.html that has a lot of multimedia, sounds and a message board of the show.

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