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Question: Would the senator have been charged for his crimes?

New this week Answer: No.

Why would he not be charged?

New this month Question: How is it that Thomas can understand what the rabbits are saying as shown in the make-up scene and no other human can?

Cody Fairless-Lee

New this week Answer: In the same way the griffins can understand Brian the dog in Family Guy. It's a cartoon.

A Demon

Question: Why was Mr Mertle a lot more mean in this movie than in the first one?


New this month Answer: Because it's annoying when you have to hear kids scream and break a window.

Question: Why does Alice go to the church?

New this month Answer: She heard gunshots.

Question: At the end of the movie the town clock that was removed from the train station is shown stored in a basement just as the basement floods. The clock is seen to still be working, but how, given that there was no one there to wind it? As the clock was made during the first world war it would be mechanical, not battery powered.

Blair Howden

New this month Answer: It is symbolic, showing that time never stops. Everyone will be swept up by the tsunami eventually. No force of nature can compare to time itself. Nothing at all.

New this month Question: Why did Cheng present the trophy to Dre and why did they all bow to Mr. Han?


New this month Answer: Because Dre has finally earned Chengs respect. The other Fighting Dragons bowed to Mr. Han because in China bowing is shown as a sign of respect as they see that he is a better teacher and a kinder master then Master Li.

Show generally

New this month Question: Why didn't Prue ever make cameos after she died like her mother and grandmother did from time to time?

New this month Answer: Shannen Doherty (who played Prue) really wanted to leave the show beginning of season 3. There was tension between her and Alyssa Milano and she had a hard time working with others who didn't seem to care about the show as much as she did. When she told the show's producers she wanted to leave (get out of her contact early) she was told "no." Once she was done with her contact, she simply had no desire to return to the show, even for a cameo. The other characters who died during the show weren't part of main cast and under contact, so to them, doing an episode here or there wasn't a big deal. To Doherty, there would have been too much drama (and probably hatred). There were also reports that Doherty didn't give her permission for her likeness to be used after she left, although show producers said they didn't use any of her likeness due to budget issues.


New this month Question: Why didn't Miguel become cursed when he stole the chicken leg off the grave offering? Is that when Dante became cursed, since technically he ate the chicken leg so he stole it? Or is Dante just a spirit guide the whole time?

New this month Answer: Miguel became cursed not just because he stole an offering, but because he stole from his family. Dante is always a spirit guide.

New this month Question: How did One Eyed Willie's treasure map, the key and the story get out if Willie had been caved in for all these years?

New this month Answer: According to Mikey and Mr. Walsh, one of his crewmen must have taken the map and fled when One Eyed Willie was murdering his crew. This is substantiated in the novelization.

New this month Question: Did the part where allied command cuts off Patton's supplies really happen?

New this month Answer: Yes, it did. In short, Allied command favored a more spread out approach to the offensive rather than the "single thrust" approach Patton favored. It was deemed that Montgomery's Twenty First Army Group had a higher priority to Patton's Third Army.


Plus, Patton was advancing so fast he was outrunning his fuel, and supply lines.

New this month Question: When they were hiding behind the pumpkin patch, what was the noise that made Hermione turn around?


New this month Answer: Hermione heard a twig snap behind her. It was the time-traveling Hermione, who was hiding in the trees with the "other" Harry. They are waiting to steal Buckbeak in order to save him from execution. When Hermione heard the sound, she started to say, "I thought I just saw..." then abruptly stopped. She must have realised that it was her alternate self, and not wanting Harry or Ron to know, then dismissed it as being nothing.


New this month Answer: She heard buckbeak scratching at the ground.

A Demon

New this month Question: Daniel Ocean said they were going to rob three casinos, but in the film they only robbed one. Can someone please explain?

New this month Answer: The 3 casinos (Bellagio, MGM Grand, and The Mirage) were all owned by Terry Benedict and all 3 casinos put their cash in the Bellagio's vault. By law, each casino had to have enough cash on hand to cover any bets and since Benedict owned all 3, it was cheaper and easier for him to put it in one safe and still be following the law.


New this month Question: Over what time span do the first 3 movies take place?

A Demon

New this month Chosen answer: These dates are estimates. The intro of 'PotC: The Curse of the Black Pearl' takes place mid-1720s (roughly 1725), when Will and Elizabeth are around 11/12 yrs old. Then eight years later the duo are about 19-20 yrs old during the main part of 'The Curse of the Black Pearl', then around a year later are set to marry in 'PotC: Dead Man's Chest' followed by the consecutive 'At World's End', which take place around 1733 / 1734. The next movies 'PotC: On Stranger Tides' and 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' (after the intro) take place in the 1750s.

Super Grover

Season 1 generally

New this month Question: In which episode did Rupert suddenly become orange?

New this month Answer: I didn't know Rupert was ever brown; but he is in 'Brian: Portrait of a Dog.'.


New this month Question: What is the song playing while the two rappers are in the car trying to get Kutcher to rap?

New this month Answer: "Smoke it Up" by Kebyar.


New this month Question: Did Harvey Dent know that Bruce Wayne was actually Batman? His quote "Rachel's told me everything about you", and him telling Rachel that they were coming for her seems to imply this to me.

New this month Answer: No, he doesn't know. His comment to Bruce is a very common expression, and it makes sense that Rachel would have told Harvey all about her childhood friendship with Bruce. Bruce's response, 'I certainly hope not', is a reference to his being Batman and he and Rachel's romantic history, both of which he would rather Rachel not broadcast. Harvey telling Rachel that they will rescue her is just to try and keep her calm while they try to figure out how to escape.

New this month Answer: Additionally, if Harvey knew that Bruce is Batman, he would have had even more of a vendetta against him once he became Two-Face, since Batman rescued Harvey earlier and not Rachel. He may have even revealed Batman's secret identity to Commissioner Gordon at the film's climax.

Serious B

On the other hand, knowing that Batman is Bruce Wayne could cause Dent to realise he is not the only one of who has lost something, Bruce did too. Batman would have a right to speak about whats fair.


New this month Question: Why did they change Faramir? In the books he wasn't even tempted by the Ring.


New this month Answer: Most likely to emphasize the power of the ring to corrupt men. It shows that Faramir was actually the stronger brother, because he was able to resist its power.

Jason Hoffman

You mean that Faramir should have joined the Fellowship? Because I think if he joins the Fellowship, he would be corrupted. Or Is Faramir more stronger than Boromir?


Boromir is most motivated by glory for Gondor, whereas Faramir is most motivated by honor. Boromir was therefore more susceptible to the Ring's corruptive influence than Faramir was as the Ring has great power which Boromir believes Gondor could use to defeat Sauron. Faramir understands that the Ring must be destroyed at all costs, any other course of action is futile, and therefore dishonorable. Hence, he is able to resist the Ring's influence.


New this month Question: I've been wanting to finally watch the TV series, but I've never understood one thing... I know the movie is technically not 100% canonical with the series, but I've heard they later tried to connect it with the series with a comic-book adaptation. So should I watch the movie before the series? Or should I just go ahead and watch the series on its own, and treat the movie as an entirely separate "thing"? Or can it be done either way?

New this month Answer: I'd say you treat them as 2 separate things. My personal opinion is that you should just watch the series and forget about the movie.


New this month Question: Why did the Higbee store manager hire a mean and impatient Santa and his elves?

New this month Answer: The Santa and the elves probably weren't mean when they were hired, but getting really agitated they had to go through so many kids seeing Santa right as the store was closing. They possibly were told to knock off at store's closing hour, and had other places to go or were not going to get overtime. At one point the store Santa tells one of the elves, "If Higbee thinks I'm working past nine he can kiss my foot!"


New this month Question: What happened to all the dead weasels after they died laughing? They're nowhere to be seen on the floor when Stupid is shown lying dead or even Greasy falls from the vehicle of the Dip Machine and is not seen anywhere before the Dip flows everywhere on the floor, Wheezy also disappeared on the ladder when it hits the rope on the wall, How did they disappear after they died?

New this month Answer: It's never explained in the film, so it's up to the viewer's imagination. In the original novel, toons sort-of fade away/vanish after they die. While the novel and film are extremely different, I just always sort-of assumed that the same rule carried over- when they die, they vanish.



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