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Question: So far as I can tell, there is progression of time in the series and there being a continuity and history, now stretching 23 years. So why do none of the characters ever age? Maggie has been a baby for 23 years now.

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Chosen answer: No character has really aged. The show is on a sliding time line. Bart will forever be 10, and Lisa 8 for as long as the show is on the air.

MasterOfAll

Ling Bouvier is one that has aged.

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Question: Is blue supposed to be Marge's natural hair color?

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Chosen answer: No. On at least one occasion she admits her hair is not really blue.

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Answer: Yes, however, her hair went grey years ago and she now dyes it.

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Question: Why does Homer's mouth look so weird? Almost ape like, it's like it's a separate piece of his face.

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Chosen answer: That is Homer's beard, or beard stubble. A similar effect was used for Fred Flinstone.

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Question: When Truman's father shows up for the first time, was it set up by Christoph? if so, why was he dragged away by people that work there? can someone please explain what's going on there? Also, is Truman's father his real biological father?

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Chosen answer: No. Christoph did not plan his return, that is why he is dragged off, the others are trying to protect the project. No, he is not.

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Question: Are there 2 different endings to this film? When I saw it for the second time I'm sure it was different from the first time I saw it.

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Yes. The alternate ending has become the default ending in most areas, and is the default ending on the Blu-Ray.

MasterOfAll

Screwed The Pooch - S3-E13

Question: At the trial, Carter's lawyer asks Brian the star of two films he rented - Brian replies "Pauly Shore" and everyone seems shocked. Is there supposed to be a joke behind this? If so, what does this joke mean?

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Chosen answer: They were shocked that anyone would rent movies starring him - he is a bad actor.

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Question: Is the "Love's Savage Secret" novel Sarah was reading an actual novel?

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Chosen answer: No such book exists. The closest thing would be Sweet Savage Love written by Rosemary Rodgers.

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Question: Back in the old show and first movie, the Joes had a catchphrase battle cry where they all simply yelled out "Yo Joe!" But this was not used at all in this movie, and it was used just once in the first one by Heavy Duty. Why was this signature battle cry omitted from the new movies?

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Chosen answer: It is just the decision of the writers to not put "Yo Joe!" in the script. They've not explained their reasoning.

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Question: What was the real plan to begin with? Did Carl want Willy to murder Sam and take his wallet, or was Willy supposed to just mug him and let him go?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Mug him and let him go. There's a whole scene where Carl is very distraught to find out Sam was killed.

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Question: This movie was given a 12 rating by the BBFC in cinemas in the United Kingdom, but the DVD is given a 15 rating. Why is this?

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Chosen answer: Previously edited content put back in for the DVD release.

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Answer: Twentieth Century Fox desperately wanted a box office destroying, record breaking haul and quite rightly, or not so in this case, thought that a 12A (the certificate it was awarded in cinemas) would garner them a gigantic amount of dough. In the U.K. you can only have a certain amount of the F word if you want your film to be a 12A. (It used to be one F word for a 12).

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Question: Why is Khal Drogo willing to give Viserys an army in exchange for Daenerys? Until she is almost poisoned, he seems to have no real interest in the Iron Throne or the Targaryen dynasty, considering how she has to beg him to cross the Narrow Sea. Why didn't he just marry a native Dothraki woman?

Chosen answer: This is explained more in the book. Khal Drogo and his bloodriders do intend to help Viserys take the throne, however they do things in their own time. This is what causes Viserys's frustration. In the book, Illyrio Mopatis tells Viserys that he has already waited his entire life to claim the Iron Throne and that waiting a few more years isn't that big of a deal. The Dothraki are a nomadic tribe, which is largely why they have no interest in invading and sacking King's Landing. However, since Khal Drogo eventually grows to love Dany, her assassination attempt by the Westerosi compels him to seek revenge.

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Question: After watching the show and reading the first book, I can't figure out why people hate Jaime for killing King Aerys. Aerys is referred to as the "Mad King" and more than one person talks about his sick deeds. Even Ned doesn't seem to approve of Jaime's actions, yet Aerys killed his father and brother. Even if Jaime did have a duty to guard the king, didn't he actually do everyone a favor by killing Aerys?

Chosen answer: Basically it's because he broke his vow. A member of the Kingsguard is sworn to protect the king at all costs. Jaime elaborates more on the deed to both Catelyn Stark and Brienne of Tarth, telling Catelyn that no matter what course of action he took, he would be breaking one vow or another (i.e. if he obeyed the king, he would conversely be disobeying his own father), and telling Brienne that the Mad King was planning on burning all of King's Landing, but he did not bother to tell Ned Stark that. Ned Stark felt that killing Aerys was dishonorable and excessive. Robert Baratheon still could have usurped the throne without Aerys being killed.

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Question: I know there is a good reason but, if the castaways could build huts, bicycle powered generators and fix the radio, why couldn't they fix the boat?

Chosen answer: There's no absolute answer to this, but: 1) The hole in the boat was big enough that they couldn't patch it sufficiently well to float it. All the rafts, huts and other constructions on the island, were flimsy enough that wind and rain got through most of them reasonably easily. 2) None of them were qualified to build or repair boats, so it would have been risky to even try going out with a patch they made. 3) It's a silly 60's sitcom - making sense was never a big concern of producers at the time!

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The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! - S3-E5

Question: It was said in another answer that the ring Star Sapphire has uses the power of love, which makes sense in this episode as her human from, Carrol, is in love with Hal Jordan. However, when Star Sapphire takes over and replaces Carrol's mind, she demonstrates nothing but hate and anger towards Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. So how can she use her powers with the opposite emotions?

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Chosen answer: The Star Sapphires are agents of the Zamarons, the female species of the Guardians of the Universe, they are enemies of the Green Lanterns, which is why Carol has anger toward Hal. It should also be mentioned that the further a ring is from the center of the "The Emotional Spectrum", the more control the ring has over the user.

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Question: In several series/movies, Cyborg is shown as part of the Justice League. He is part of it when it Justice League is first formed as shown in the upcoming movie, Justice League: War. though in that one he is made only a day or so before. Usually he is a grown man in he Justice League. Yet here he is in the Teen Titans. Is it supposed to be that Cyborg joins the Justice League after he leaves the Teen Titans?

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Chosen answer: In recent years, the comics introduced Cyborg as a member of the Justice League. This was after his many years as a Teen Titan. In the rebooted DC Universe (known as the New 52) Cyborg is a founding member of the Justice League, and was never a part of the Teen Titans.

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Question: Does the doctor know that there are 3 murderers among Rivers' personalities? he tells Rivers that the killer cannot survive, who's to say it's Timmy that committed the real murders? Ray Liota and his "prisoner" were also murderers.

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Ray Liotta and his prisoner were not real killers. They were only murderers in Rivers' mind. The journal that Rivers kept in the hand of all his personalities would have given the doctor insight into what Liotta and his prisoner were like in his patient's mind.

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Question: When the Hydra men are using their weapons, the sound of them charging is the same sound effect used in the Iron Man movies where he his charging his arch reactor pulses. Is there any relation between these technologies?

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Chosen answer: While not explicitly spelled out in the films to date, it's implied that Howard Stark developed the arc reactor technology after extensive study of the Tesseract that he retrieved from the ocean floor at the end of the movie. As such, Hydra's Tesseract-powered weaponry and the arc reactor-powered systems in the Iron Man suits share something of a common origin, hence the similar sound.

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Question: Before he was genetically altered and his real body was used, how did they get Chris Evans to look so scrawny?

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Chosen answer: A couple of techniques were used. In most cases, Evans would film the scene normally, then the effects team would digitally shrink his character down to the smaller size. This would generally require some on-set adjustment to allow for eyelines - in some cases Evans would be physically lower than other actors, in others, they would look at his upper chest while he looked over their heads. In a few cases, actor Leander Deeny, who possessed the necessary scrawny physique, would film the scene, collaborating closely with Evans to ensure that the character's mannerisms remained the same. Deeny's features would then be digitally replaced with those of Chris Evans. Deeny appears briefly in the movie as the bartender in the pub Rogers visits to recruit his team.

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Question: Candie tells Shultz the deal is not final until they shake hands, as is tradition in the South, and without the hand shake, the legal documents are void. Was this actually how it was back then, or was Candie just doing that to further get under Shultz's skin?

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Chosen answer: Since it would be rather difficult to prove in a court of law whether a handshake had been performed or not before video cameras had been invented, no, there was no enforceable law about handshakes being required to make a contract legal. However, it was likely a very strong and respected tradition.

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Question: Why did the Howells, Ginger and Mary Ann have so many changes of clothes with them? It was only a three hour tour.

Chosen answer: It was a running gag about how out of touch with reality they are, because they are so rich, that they think they need to bring an extensive wardrobe with them everywhere they go.

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