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New this month Question: Why does this movie have so much product placement? And why did Jon put "Pepsi" and "Wendy" stickers on his train set?

New this month Answer: Movies are incredibly expensive. Product placement helps pay for them - companies will give the studio money if the movies feature their products, which lessens the studio's financial burden. The stickers are likely just more product placement, but in the "reality" of the movie... Jon just probably thought they'd look cool or make the train look more realistic or something.

TedStixon

The One With a Chick. And a Duck. - S3-E21

New this month Question: When Joey is holding one of the chicks, Chandler says "Easy, Lenny." What does he mean?

New this month Answer: Lennie is a character in the novel "Of Mice and Men." He is large and strong, but also mentally challenged. He loves holding small animals, but has a tendency to kill them accidentally.

Jason Hoffman

New this month Question: How are Captain America, Black Widow, and Black Panther talking to Proxima Midnight through the Wakandan cloaked shield? What's she looking at? Trees?

DetectiveGadget85

New this month Answer: It's not a cloaking shield. It's a defensive barrier. There would be no need to have a cloaking shield within the city because anybody that's inside the city would seemingly already know that Wakanda is hidden.

Phaneron Premium member

New this month Question: At one point in the movie the fed introduces herself saying she is with ATF. Does ATF handle Treasury? I thought Treasury was handled by the Secret Service. Is this a mistake or am I misinformed?

scaryterri Premium member

New this month Chosen answer: You are correct, the ATF does not handle currency. This is a mistake, either in the script or made by the actress. She correctly identifies herself as a Treasury agent throughout the film but does say in one scene she is an ATF agent.

BaconIsMyBFF

New this month Question: Why does Alex's House have an elevator/dumb waiter? I've never heard of a house having any type of elevator or dumb waiter.

New this month Answer: Many older, larger homes were originally built by wealthy owners and it is not uncommon for these homes to have an elevator or dumbwaiter for the help's use. Even though it is rare for a homeowner to have a butler today, many of these older homes still find use for the dumbwaiter/elevator the butler would have used.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How can the plane take off from this country airport when they seem so worried about a short landing?

New this month Answer: The plane would not be able to take off from that small airport.

Question: What was the reason for Eggs' gross behavior at the ball, such as licking a woman's hand, and eating some cheese topped with a ladybug?

New this month Answer: He was raised by the Boxtrolls so he would have picked up not only their behavior and mannerisms but also their eating habits. To Eggs, the way he is acting is completely normal but to everyone else completely disgusting.

You're Welcome - S5-E12

Question: If Cordelia didn't actually wakes up from the coma how did everyone besides Angel see her? No one said "weird, we talked to and hugged her and all".

New this month Answer: Everybody including Angel saw her. After helping them and then being left alone to talk to Angel, Cordelia says that the Powers That Be let her come back one more time to help them. After Angel gets a call saying that she died, he realises that it was her spirit that was helping them the entire time.

New this month Question: Why is Stanley Ipkiss wearing different pyjamas the morning after his second transformation of the Mask? He was wearing the original ones when he put on the Mask the second night.

adamtrainman@aol.com

New this month Answer: Because his pyjamas got torn when he was at the Coco Bongo - when he's shot at as the Mask, the piece of his tie that falls off transforms back into his pyjamas.

Heather Benton Premium member

Question: Why attempt Russian accents in a film that is purely Russian? The star, Harrison Ford, doesn't even pretend to be Russian. Why should anyone else?

Charles Austin Miller

New this month Answer: Harrison Ford does attempt a Russian accent in this film. It's a very slight, very bad attempt but he's definitely trying. Audiences come to expect accents in films such as these for a heightened sense of immersion. Hearing American accents from supposedly Russian characters can sometimes be jarring to an audience, even if the characters are speaking English. This of course isn't always the case and plenty of films have actors speaking in their natural accents while they are playing foreign characters. The director of this film chose to have his actors speak with Russian accents, with extremely poor results pretty much all around.

BaconIsMyBFF

New this month Question: Why did Finch get upset when Creedy brought up his mom being a prisoner at some facility?

New this month Answer: It is implied that Finch's mother (and, indeed, his whole family) was actually killed during the Norsefire Party's genocidal rise to power several years earlier. Although both Creedy and Finch are now members of the Norsefire Party, Creedy suspects that Finch may still harbor a grudge against the Party and is, therefore, untrustworthy. In this scene, Creedy is needling Finch about his mother's death, attempting to provoke an angry response. Creedy is testing Finch's loyalty.

Charles Austin Miller

New this month Question: When Eddie goes to see Dan about the test results, Dan says that the symbiote is damaging Eddie's organs but Venom says it's part of the symbiosis. Was Venom really damaging Eddie's body? If not, what was he really doing?

New this month Answer: Venom was using Eddie, much like Riot, to invade Earth. Venom was damaging Eddie's body until he grew to like him, which is why he said he could fix it while Dan was telling Eddie all of this.

The Juror - S7-E7

New this month Question: Why was Ben on a jury? Wouldn't being a lawyer make him exempt from jury duty?

New this month Answer: No, being a lawyer doesn't exempt one from serving jury duty. Although during jury selection one of the trying lawyers may want to have the lawyer stricken from the jury.

Bishop73

Show generally

New this month Question: What episode was J J beaten and lost her baby?

New this month Answer: I believe you are describing s09e14, "200." Although it was the road side bomb that caused the miscarriage.

Bishop73

New this month Answer: Heartbreaking.

Quantom X Premium member

New this month Question: At the diner, why was Rizzo mad at Kenickie? She seemed to be mad at him about something and I get the feeling that it wasn't because of how he ate his burger.

New this month Answer: He was being a jerk and insensitive. But really she was worried she was pregnant and that made her have a short fuse.

lionhead

New this month Question: How come Marilyn can't let her daughter go out as a hippie for Halloween?

adamtrainman@aol.com

New this month Answer: Most likely because at the time, Hippies represented the counter-culture, which is/was in direct opposition to the conservative generation of the mother and not something Marilyn would want associated with the Lovells family given their high profile.

kayelbe

The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant - S2-E5

New this month Question: In an episode not long before this, Monica said that she is 26 years old. At the concert, she meets a young man who she used to babysit, and he is now a lawyer. Is she old enough to have babysat someone who now has that career?

New this month Answer: It is never really made clear what the age difference was when she babysat for him. She mentions at one point that he was eight, but that is about it. It isn't stated how long he has been a lawyer, so perhaps he became a lawyer, and gotten a job at the firm he works for fairly recently.

Casual Person

Mr. Monk and the Election - S3-E15

Question: Mr. Monk, given all his quirks, is apprehensive to enter the voting booth and even comes back out due to his anxiety. My question is; do you have to be in the booth to vote? He had a paper ballot and there was no voting machine inside the booth. I saw a table and chairs in the background, so if Monk chose to, could he (or anyone) fill out the ballot at the table, in the open?

Bishop73

New this month Answer: Yes, with a paper ballot, Monk (or anyone) can choose to fill it out at the table as long as they are not concerned about the lack of privacy.

The Juror - S7-E7

Question: Did anyone know who killed the husband's wife? It never shows or mentions who murdered her in this episode.

adamtrainman@aol.com

New this month Answer: It's never known who was responsible.

Question: Why can't the kids tell the reporters that they found Chester Copperpot's remains at the entrance of the cave since he's been missing and dead for years as seen in the newspaper at the beginning?

adamtrainman@aol.com

New this month Answer: Even though it's never seen, they might have told them eventually.

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