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Question: Why did Snape have Filch treat his wounds from the three-headed dog? Why not go to Madam Pomfrey in the hospital wing, considering that Snape wasn't really doing anything wrong after all?

Chosen answer: I think Snape wanted to keep what happened quiet while he investigated Professor Quirrell, and Madam Pomfrey was more likely to inform Professor Dumbledore. Filch, who would consider Snape something of a kindred spirit, would not feel a need to report it to anyone, particularly if Snape asked him to say nothing about it.

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Question: Who voices Marty Moose?

Chosen answer: Harold Ramis voiced Marty Moose.

The Secret Box / Band Geeks - S2-E14

Question: In the episode "Band Geeks", the band sings a song at the end of the episode. What is this song is called?

Chosen answer: "Sweet Victory"

Question: My media studies teacher has a theory that there are no ghosts in this film and everything that Jack sees is in his imagination. He also thinks that when Wendy sees the man in the costume, it is meant to be a realisation to her that Danny may be a victim of sexual assault, from his father, Jack. He also believes that the costume is a bear and that Jack is associated with a bear throughout the film. He says that Danny may have opened the pantry door to let Jack out because he had formulated a plan to kill Jack by getting him lost in the maze. Also, the woman in 237, he thinks that there is no woman and that Jack himself hurt Danny's neck. Leading to Wendy's realisation of Jack's abusiveness. I'm not really sure if I agree with him or not. There are a lot of holes in his theory, but you never know. Just wondering if anyone would like to share their opinion and shed some light on the situation. Do you think his theory is possible?

Chosen answer: The sexual assault thing is completely wrong. As far as the rest, it is highly debated. However, ghosts, I think, is the accepted answer. Some of the things that Wendy and Danny see can't be explained by Jack's psychosis. Also, the costume is suppose to be a dog. There is a whole back story to that character.

MasterOfAll

Answer: 1. It's obviously an important part of the movie that Jack has previously abused Danny. 2. The basis for the sexual assault claim is the "loving father scene" where you cannot see where Jack is touching Danny after they embrace. The bear references are all over the movie, despite that the costume is a "dog" in the book. There's a picture of a bear on the wall, Danny's pillow at home when he is with the psychiatrist is a giant bear. In the book there's a story about an old guy who has an affair with a young man at the hotel, and he calls the younger guy his little dog, but it's a stretch to say that's part of the movie. Dismissing the abuse references which were not in the book is completely wrong. 3. With regard to the issue of psychosis versus ghosts, this is one of the most important mysteries of The Shining movie. It's not just about a haunted hotel, it's about whether the "ghosts" are a manifestation of people who are going crazy in the hotel. Then you draw your own interpretation with the only real clue being how Jack gets out of the pantry.

Question: The girls try to persuade the police that Liz had sex with a strange man who then killed her. Why then didn't the police do a DNA test and forensics, which would prove that there was no semen in Liz's body, and so show the girls were lying?

beckhamsfauxhawk

Chosen answer: I believe the idea was to take the DNA from Marilyn Manson out of Courtney and put it into Liz's corpse.

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Question: Which episode has Maggie in a crib, rattling a cup against the bars like a prisoner?

Chosen answer: The episode was "Homer Alone".

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Question: When Jesus dies, we see a birds-eye shot of Satan screaming. Is Satan meant to be in Hell in that shot? Wherever he was, it didn't look Earth-like.

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: In the movie, this scene is portrayed as hell. "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever." (Revelation 20:10 NIV) "The lake of burning sulfur" is hell, and he will be thrown into hell by God himself for all of eternity.

The "lake of burning sulfur" is not hell. It's the Lake of Fire. Revelation says that death and hell will also be cast into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. Hell, in the Bible, is a temporary place of torment for the unrighteous dead where they're held until the Great White Throne Judgement then cast into the Lake of Fire.

Question: How much older is the Phantom compared to Christine?

Chosen answer: His age is never revealed, but probably anywhere from 15-25 years older.

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Question: In the scene where Jake is driving Andrew to find Melanie, he tells the story about the cat. The cat had cancer and Melanie wanted it to die a "humane" death. What is humane about blowing it up and if it was gonna die of cancer all those years ago why is it still roaming around town?

Chosen answer: It is only humane from her perspective, believing the cat will be killed instantly. It is still roaming town because it somehow survived the attempt to blow it up and it either never had cancer or has gone into remission.

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Question: Is it me, or do the turbo-lifts lack the double-door, as our current-day elevators have?

Chosen answer: Whilst there does not appear to be a double door (one for the deck and one for the turbolift itself), the fact that we never see the door left behind in interior shots, or the door move away from the deck in exterior shots, we must assume there is a secondary door. Perhaps with the advanced technology it is just much thinner than we are used to.

Question: Jerusalem is shown to be completely surrounded by hordes of zombies. Yet it's shown that a few parts are letting people in. Vehicles, buses, many people. How are these people getting in with the sheer mass of zombies at every corner of the wall?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: They're coming in through an area completely covered by chain link fence.

Question: Do the laces being in really make that much of a difference, or is it just Finkle projecting blame?

brianjr0412

Chosen answer: Both. Finkle is obviously trying to blame someone else for the missed kick, but kickers do have specific positions, circumstances that help their accuracy. Some kickers kick barefooted, others have a special kicking shoe, others have specific positioning of the ball.

Question: What motivated Bob Taylor (an earlier abductee of the same perpetrators) to implicate himself in the current abductions by stealing the girls' clothing items and taking them to his home?

BF

Chosen answer: Because he was once abducted by the same kidnappers when he was a child, and it has damaged him emotionally. He is recreating the abductions, playing the part of a kidnapper, and be keeps the clothes as a memento of his past experience.

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Question: Tom Cruise is a Manhattan doctor living on Central Park West. We can see in the movie it's a large, beautiful apartment. To buy a Central Park West apartment of this type is in the range of 5 to 12 million dollars. Being a doctor he's highly educated. Why don't the rich people in the naked group want him as a member? He the perfect recruit.

Chosen answer: Perhaps the group is full or bans certain groups of people. It is also possible that they excluded him because in New York, physicians are mandatory reporters and they were afraid of being found out.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Before Harry gets on the bus for stranded witches/wizards, Sirius appears in dog form and growls at him. Why is Sirius behaving aggressively toward his godson?

Chosen answer: Sirius wasn't being aggressive toward Harry. In the book, Harry merely saw a hulking shape and a pair of eyes in the bushes watching him, but there was no growling. The way it's shown in the movie was played up to make it appear that there is some imminent threat to Harry. The filmmakers were apparently attempting to foreshadow the coming danger and to keep the audience in suspense about Sirius' identity and true intentions.

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Death - S1-E6

Question: Why didn't Stan just tell Randy and Sharon that Grandpa was trying to coerce him into helping him end his life?

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Chosen answer: They wouldn't have believed him. Or brushed it off, because Grandpa was probably trying to get them to kill him too.

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Question: Doug says they are going home with some money, but how much is the damage to the hotel room going to cost?

Chosen answer: It was never stated but it would cost thousands of dollars to repair the damage.

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Three Legs Good - S3-E5

Question: When you are wallpapering, what is it that you brush on the paper after it is on the wall? Helena brushes something that looks like glue on the new wallpaper.

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Chosen answer: As far as hanging new wallpaper, there is no need to brush on any additional product once it has been pasted to the wall. It appears Helena may be doing an extra decorative step by applying a liquid glaze over the wallpaper to give it a more distinctive look, perhaps creating a sheen effect on the surface. Glaze can also be tinted to give a muted colored tone. It could also be a protective sealant. However, to remove old wallpaper, a product is brushed on that dissolves the old paste so the paper can be easily scraped off.

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Question: In an episode with all Vivian's sisters around she says "the Smith sisters are together again" or something like that. Later in Fresh Prince we meet Will's father, who we hear has the surname "Smith" as well, does this mean Will's dad and Vi shared a surname?

Makungu Tata Kunda

Chosen answer: Yes, though remember that Smith is the most common surname in the United States.

Greg Dwyer

Question: The laws of physics in ToonTown are completely different from the laws of physics in the real world, so when Eddie is recounting his brother's death to Roger, how could the piano have killed him?

Chosen answer: The laws of physics are different for 'toons wherever they are, not different for any and all beings within ToonTown. Eddie's brother was not a 'toon, so the piano killed him like it would any flesh-and-blood man.

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