Matilda

Question: Is that a tissue stuck in Miss Honey's watch band? And if it is, why is it there?

Chosen answer: That's were a proper lady keeps her tissue/handkerchief by rules of etiquette.

Rlvlk

Question: One of the cops said Matilda would end up in a federal orphanage once Harry was in federal prison, but can't her mother take care of her? She seems to have no idea that Harry's a criminal, and also where is the evidence that the mother is involved?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She knows. Listen to her and Harry after their TV explodes: "I told you that was a cheap set." "It's not a cheap set, it's a stolen set!" She knows that Harry is a criminal.

THGhost

Question: If the Wormwoods are moving to Guam to escape from the police, why move to Guam, a U.S territory, where the Speedboat salesmen or whatever can easily find them?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's a joke, because they are too stupid to know that Guam is a territory of the United States.

Question: Are Bob and Bill cops or do they sell boats? The whole thing confuses me.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: They are FBI, and they are undercover.

Question: What exactly has Harry done to have the FBI watching him for ages?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He has been receiving and selling stolen car parts.

Question: Miss Trunchbull is not married, hence Miss. Miss Honey's father is Magnus, Miss Trunchbull's brother, so would he not be Magnus Trunchbull, and Miss Honey also be named Miss Trunchbull?

Answer: No Miss Trunchbull was her mother's stepsister - Miss Honey says this in her story.

Question: How did Michael know that the car part would fall off if Harry used super super glue?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: The glue would keep the car part on but only for a short time because only glue was used. Harry didn't use tools to put on any bolts or anything to keep it in place so eventually it would fall off from the glue drying up.

Question: Did Miss Trunchbull really kill Miss Honey's father? If she did, why was she never arrested for it?

raph

Chosen answer: Yes she did. Whatever way she killed him she made it look like a suicide so that's what the police ruled it as. No reason to arrest her if they ruled it a suicide.

Question: If Matilda mum, Zinnia, didn't cook, what is Matilda doing making pancakes with a recipe book at hand?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: What about choosing not to cook precludes owning a recipe book? I'd guess Zinnia bought it simply because it's the type of thing a housewife would own. Or I suppose there's a chance Matilda, who is very resourceful and very fond of books, procured one herself from the library or elsewhere.

Phixius Premium member

Question: This may not be true for everybody, but I read that *all* babies are born with blue eyes, and then the color changes as the person gets older. When we see Matilda as a baby, her eyes are brown. Is that possible?

Chosen answer: While babies are often born with paler eyes than they will have as toddlers, many babies are born with brown eyes.

Myridon

Question: Can anyone tell me what the music is that plays in the scene when Matilda is making all the cards and gambling chips fly about?

The Doctor

Answer: The song is "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris.

Chosen answer: It's called "Send Me On My Way," and is performed by Rusted Root.

Hamster Premium member

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