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New today Question: Why did the Russian gangster who pretended to be Lenore get Bryan to buy bagels?

Bunch Son

New today Answer: I saw it as they needed Bryan out of the house to stage Lenore's body. Lenore had already been kidnapped the previous day and now they needed to plant her body in his home.

Bishop73

New today Question: What is the purpose of the initial TV montage?

New today Answer: To me it never looked like a montage. It was just someone flipping through the channels (channel surfing) until they got to "TV Time" where they stayed to watch the commercial for the PleasanTVille marathon. People (especially before DVRs) sometimes just flip through the channels looking for something to watch, especially if you don't know what's playing on each channel.

Bishop73

New today Question: What did the captain say and mean after Gina says that it's been rough sometimes without her husband but her and Josh are ok?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New today Answer: "There is a strength to this one." Just meaning he sees Gina as a strong, independent woman who's been able to keep going despite losing her husband.

Bishop73

The Philadelphia Story - S4-E26

New today Question: Is this the first time Will went back to Philadelphia?

Dan23

New today Answer: As stated previously, Will is returned from spending the summer in Philly at the beginning of s03e01. But this is the first time the audience sees Will going back to Philadelphia.

Bishop73

New today Question: Sally tries to prevent Jack from taking over Christmas using Fog Juice. How will fog stop him?

New today Answer: As seen in the movie, the Fog Juice made it difficult to see anything. Sally had hoped that with no way of seeing where he was going, she would be to stop him from leaving Halloween Town and save his life.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation - S3-E1

New today Question: Where is Will coming back from?

Dan23

New today Answer: He's coming back from his vacation in Philadelphia.

New today Question: Did Brooks really have McClanahan play in the third period of the game against Sweden even though he was injured?

New today Answer: Yes, he did. Seeing McClanahan play through his pain inspired the rest of the team and helped them come from behind to a 2-2 tie with Sweden, which turned out to be vital.

New today Question: Why did Brooks want to make his players hate him?

New today Answer: Since they all came from different, sometimes rival, universities, and thus had no commonality, he wanted to give them someone to dislike together, instead of fighting with one another. If they could all bond over what a bastard Brooks was, they'd come together faster as a team and have a chance of winning.

New today Question: What was the name of the fake person that Andy helped Warden Norton create?

New today Answer: Randall Stephens. And strictly speaking, he didn't "help" Norton create the fake person...he did it on his own initiative, to launder Norton's ill-gotten gains. If Norton knew about Randall Stephens at all, he likely didn't understand the purpose but trusted that Andy was doing it for his (Norton's) own good.

New today Question: Why was the camel left with the 2 murdered men?

New today Answer: It is stated very plainly that the Arabs left the camel behind because it was lame. This was a dramatic device to demonstrate the Arabs' ruthlessness: They murdered two human beings in cold blood, but allowed a lame camel to live. Note that the camel scene appears in the 1965 film, but not at all in the 2004 film.

Charles Austin Miller

New today Answer: It's unknown why they left the camel there.

raywest

New today Question: During the slapping, what did George mean when he said send him up to the front?

New today Answer: "The front" means the front line, i.e., where the enemy is being engaged. He's saying that since the soldier isn't physically injured, he should be fighting, not (as Patton sees it) being a coward and shirking his duty.

New today Answer: He meant that he intended to send the soldier back to his unit where the main fighting with the enemy is taking place. This is referred to as "the front."

raywest

New today Question: Is it known what Mundungus was selling that man in diagon alley?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New today Answer: No, it is not known what he was selling, only that it was likely some kind of an illegal or unsavory business transaction.

raywest

New today Question: Why did Ginny and Dean split up?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

New today Answer: It was never a serious relationship. Ginny had always had a crush on Harry and only started dating Dean when she thought Harry would never be interested in her. Dean and Ginny got on well at first, but Ginny was always defensive if any other student, including Dean, was in any way critical of Harry. Dean, to keep the relationship going, worked hard to always appease Ginny and stay on her good side. Unfortunately, this tactic annoyed Ginny, and later led to her breaking up with Dean.

raywest

Question: What was given to Paul to make him talk?

New this week Answer: Sodium Pentothal.

Jason Hoffman

New this week Answer: To further elaborate, sodium pentothal, AKA "truth serum" places the subject in a sedated state; the subject is then questioned while under its influence because it is supposedly very difficult (but not impossible) to lie while under its influence.

zendaddy621

Question: For the Richard Donner version, how were they able to re-shoot certain scenes? For example, I noticed in one scene that after Lois lands in the fruit stand, she looks up to see Clark looking out the window. It's clear this isn't Christopher Reeve because he sounds different but, what about scenes that required to go back and re-shoot other scenes that have never been in Lester's version?

New this week Answer: Much of the footage used was filmed with the original actors at the same time as the first film. It simply wasn't used for the Lester version. The scene in the apartment where Lois attempts to prove Clark is Superman, however, was actually the original screen test (note the drastically different hairstyles, as well as Christopher Reeve's thinner build).

Jason Hoffman

New this month Question: Is there a complete version of the song Barbara Allen from this movie? I think this version is the best I've ever heard.

New this week Answer: Beyond the instrumental piece on the soundtrack, no.

Jason Hoffman

New this week Question: When Sydney had to walk across the ladder she had to take out her phone to video tape it from her point of view. Why wouldn't she just give the phone to someone in the window to video tape it for her?

New this week Answer: Having to video tape it herself while traversing the ladder makes the task more difficult to perform, thus heightening the risk and suspense.

raywest

New this month Question: If Neville knew that the Dark-seekers couldn't get through UV light, how come he didn't rig his home up with UV lights in case of an emergency, or his car for that matter?

New this week Answer: It's likely a question of availability. We see he did in fact rig lights to use as a last resort. We also see that he spends most of his time searching for supplies in the city, so he was likely using whatever he had available.

Jason Hoffman

New this week Question: When Borden meets his wife she had a son. By the time she kills herself he is nowhere to be found - where is he?

New this week Answer: He's her nephew.

Serious B

Baby Got Black - S12-E18

New this month Question: At the beginning of the episode, Peter, Quagmire, and Joe are talking about how long they can stay awake for. Joe says that he "never sleeps because something has been beeping in his bedroom for 3 years. Bonnie won't look for it and he can't find it." Is this implying that its some chip inside of him, or in Bonnie, or what?

Toxic_Don

New this week Answer: Just some annoying, semi-lost electronic device like a digital watch with an hourly beep or similar.

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