Best TV questions of 2002

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Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike - S5-E2

Question: Why would it have been political suicide if it was discovered that Mayor Nicholson was secretly meeting with Cusack to end the garbage strike? If anything, if the people found out that they were meeting to find a way to end the garbage strike, wouldn't that have made everybody happy considering how much garbage was piling up all over the city?

Answer: The two men are trying to work out a secret deal between them without involving the union, which defeats the whole purpose of a union. The mayor would lose labor's support and Cusack union troubles would just be starting.

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Question: In the last few episodes of series 1, Horatio tells a few people that they will be spending the next few years a jail. But sometimes he says a 6x6 cell and others a 6x9 cell. So I was wondering do the sizes of cells usually differ or was it just a slip of the tongue?

Chosen answer: Yes, sizes of jails differ.

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Question: How did Raven originally get her visions?

Chosen answer: Psychic ability run in Raven's family, while the abilities skipped a generation with her mother, her Grandmother Viv was also a psychic.

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Question: In some scenes, why do the Serenity crew members speak Chinese?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: One of the premises of the show is that the two major Earth societies that survived, and ultimately merged, were the Chinese and Americans. As a result the common language includes much Chinese. Clothing, signage, and building designs also have a heavy Chinese influence.

Jason Hoffman
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Strength - S1-E10

Question: The gorilla is said to possibly be able to lift two family cars, which weighs over 2090kg. If it can, then why is it only number 8 in the countdown while the rhinoceros beetle is number 1?

Chosen answer: They based it on how much they can lift in relation to their body weight. A Rhinoceros Beetle can lift 850 times its own body weight, which would be equivalent to a Gorilla lifting 255 tons (over 100 times more than 2,090 kg).

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Question: How is Naruto able to easily create dozens of shadow clones when he needs to, but will sometimes struggle to create just a few.

Chosen answer: In-character, he's not very good at Bunshin No Jutsu, so it's unreliable. Out-of-character, it's a classic plot device shared by hundreds of anime that people who're not generally too great can do spectacularly well when it really matters.

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Question: where did Kim get all of these gadgets?

Chosen answer: From technogenius Wade. There's at least one scene in the show where she gets some new gadgets from him.

Kathy Tjarks
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Slapstick - S3-E9

Question: What does ISD stand for in Baltimore police? It is mentioned by major Colvin to Carv after police officers correctly guess that somebody (Carv) has moved the dead body (Internal affairs is called IID during the show). It is mentioned again in Season 4 episode 8, when Herc worries about how to get back an expensive camera that Carv helped borrow to that ISD department.

Chosen answer: ISD was the Inspectional Services Division, a controversial intelligence arm of the Baltimore PD which operated from 1966 to 1976 and reported directly to the commissioner, Donald Pomerleau.

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Copycat - S2-E5

Question: What song is being played when they find the woman in the car, and the paramedics are getting her on to the trolley?

Chosen answer: "One of These Mornings" by Moby.

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Big Scare in the Big Easy - S1-E4

Question: When the gunk gets on Daphne's shoe, why was she so upset? Why not just clean the gunk off? Or get one of the other shoes out of her backpack (which she had with her)?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Women love shoes, which are often expensive, and they can get upset if something ruins them.

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Question: Which episode aired first, "Unreasonable Doubt" or "Netherworld"? I have the season 1 DVD set, and "Netherworld" is listed as episode number five, but in episode guides I've seen, "Unreasonable Doubt" is.

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Unreasonable Doubt aired as the fifth episode, on July 14 2002, with Netherworld airing as the eighth episode on August 4th. One possible explanation is that the networks are sometimes known to air episodes out of their actual production order. In cases like this, the DVD release usually uses the production order, thus placing the episodes in the order which they were intended to be watched.

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The Lesser of Two Evils - S1-E6

Question: In this episode, Patrick McCann and his IRA splinter group plot to blow up "Broad Street Station" in London. In reality, British Rail beat him to it years ago. The real Broad Street Station closed in 1986, and has since been demolished (an office complex now stands on the site). Does anyone know which railway station (or stations) posed as the fictional Broad Street Station in this episode?

Chosen answer: The shots of the tube station closing and the shot of the concourse were shot at Marylebone station. There is also a shot of the tracks in which a sign is visible pointing to Southwark station and the Jubilee Line, and I suspect this is a stock shot filmed at Waterloo station.

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Question: What exactly are the eight rules?

Chosen answer: It would probably be breaking copyright (and rather long) to post them here, but here's a link to the author's website where they are listed: http://www.wbrucecameron.com/columns/8rules.htm.

Myridon
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Question: In the episode when George renovates the garage for Angie, is the boy that Carmen loses the debate to supposed to be Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite?

Chosen answer: Yes, the boy was an intentional reference to the film.

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