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The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou - S5-E11

Question: When Brian tells Stewie, "It might be the "C" word." and Stewie asks "What the hell does that have to do with anything?" What is Stewie referring to?

NiNi

Chosen answer: Stewie thinks Brian is referring to the word "c**t", which is a vulgar slang term for a woman's vagina.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Answer: Since Stewie is known for being gay or bi, I always thought Stewie thought he meant c*ck.

Question: In one of the first dreams (Think it were the "test" dreams of Cobb and Ariadne) where we're supposed to see some french/Paris-inspired location , from bird's eye view, there can be seen a Mercedes car parking on the left with a German plate (M-IK nnnn, which is most probably assigned to "Sixt" car rental). Where were these scenes filmed? Should car plates be readable?

Chosen answer: IMDB mentions that the filming location is Paris. Streets, monuments are identifiable (you can see the Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and the Seine) and the French cars all have plates ending with 75 (indicating central Paris). The M on the German car indicates that it is registered in Munich. (Yes, German rental cars are registred in Munich).

Airborne60

Question: I've been wondering about this for a while: the teacher who befriends Carrie seems to care about her a great deal. Was Carrie just imagining that everyone (including the teacher) was laughing at her or was it real?

Chosen answer: She was just imagining it. She had become so used to being ridiculed by many students, that she was unable to separate out those who actually were kind to her.

raywest Premium member

Question: When the Black Pearl arrives at Port Royal, and the two pirates, Ragetti and Pintel go after Elizabeth, she runs to her bedroom and throws fire on Ragetti's head. These pirates are cursed, and therefore cannot feel anything. Why then, does he yell as if he could feel the fire? Isn't that a mistake?

linita

Answer: Ragetti (amongst others) is indicating that the undead pirates do feel pain. In example Ragetti talks about his wooden eye and how it "splinters terribly". He also screams that the coal is hot and that it burns him. Another pirate screams in agony when being stabbed. As Barbossa states; they can't feel pleasure in any form but mentions nothing about pain. The curse is meant to punish the greedy who stole/steals the gold. What better punishment than let them suffer by not feeling what wealth can bring in form of pleasure by flesh and food but only take away that part and leave the "bad" feelings like pain?

Fairly logical - just one slight chink: At the end, when Jack and Barbossa fight, Jack stabs Barbossa right through the middle - if the curse is punishing them in this way, Barbossa should be feeling quite a lot of pain. Yet he just sighs, pulls the sword out, and stabs Jack with it.

Chosen answer: No, this is not a mistake. Ragetti is just reacting to it in panic, believing that he really can feel pain, even though he cannot.

raywest Premium member

Treehouse of Horror XVII - S18-E4

Question: In the radio studio, when Orson Welles is going on about the invasion, he says something like "and now some music by." and it cuts to the first 1-2 seconds of a song being sung by someone in the studio. What is that song?

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: That song is the 1933 song "Young and Healthy" by Harry Warren. It was sung originally by Bing Crosby. Goto: www.harrywarren.org/songs/0632.htm

CCARNI Premium member

Show generally

Question: Can someone tell me who makes all the shirts for this show? Many of them are in the same type and bear nonsensical phrases like "Psycho Penguins" or "My Cheese, My Rules". If someone can tell me where to buy these shirts, I'd really appreciate it.

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: They are made for the show. Dan Schnider, creator of the show, calls them "Penny Tees".

Question: Is Tony really in danger when Pepper pulls out the copper ring? The screens behind him light up, and he acts like he is in danger, but his reaction once the process is complete leads one to believe that he may have just been messing with Pepper. Also, why does Tony go into cardiac arrest when the copper ring is pulled out? The magnet is keeping the shards out of his heart, not keeping his heart running, even though they state in the movie that it is powering his heart). Perhaps I am just confused about what is actually happening with the device.

oldbaldyone

Chosen answer: The movie interchangeably refer to the device as keeping the shrapnel out of his heart and keeping it beating. The latter is supported by both this scene and the comment by Dr. Yinsen that the arc reactor could "run (his) heart for fifty lifetimes. The opening exposition in the cave explaining the danger of the shrapnel explains that it takes "about a week" for it to kill its subjects. Given how fast he started dying both in the scene with the copper ring and when Obadiah forcibly removed the arc reactor, it's entirely possible that the system is also acting as an admittedly very fancy pacemaker.

Alex Montenegro

Question: One of the things I've never been able to figure out. When Roy's hand is clenching why does he shove the nail through it? Beyond the obvious reference to Christ, does the pain shock his nerves into working briefly again or what?

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: Exactly. His body is shutting down and he's trying to hold that off long enough to finish his battle with Deckard. His hand starts to freeze up, so he uses the pain from the spike to get it working again temporarily.

Jason Hoffman

Question: How did Dani know that Matthew had found out about her being a porn star? I realize that it might seem obvious from him trying to get her drunk and taking her to a hotel, but lots of guys could try that without thinking that she was in porn movies.

Chosen answer: From his blatant change in behavior. He goes from wanting to have fun and talking with her to being nervous, trying to get her drunk, and bringing her to a motel room.

LorgSkyegon

Question: On the bridge after the crash, they take a man's small pickup truck. What is written on the bumper sticker?

dejavu62

Chosen answer: Praise the Lord.

THGhost

Question: Why was it so hard for Justin Hammer to get Vanko's bird to him from Russia? Was it because he just didn't care or because he was running a highly inefficient company that simply couldn't find the bird?

lionhead

Chosen answer: Hammer is impatient. he did not want to waste time and money to go find Vanko's bird. he just wanted Vanko to get the work done.

MasterOfAll

Question: Every time I've watched The Half Blood Prince I've found myself asking whether or not, at some point during shooting, Daniel Radcliffe actually broke his nose in reality. I'm not sure if it's because of the way the scene is lit, but during several moments within the movie, particularly at the end during his scene with Professor McGonagal, his nose looks swollen. Was any news about an actual broken nose ever reported during the filming?

Chosen answer: At the beginning of the film, when they are travelling to Hogwarts, Harry hides under his invisibility cloak to spy on Draco. Draco finds out and knocks Harry to the floor where he cannot move. Draco then kicks Harry in the face, breaking his nose. Luna fixes his nose with a spell, but says she onle practiced on toes before. Maybe what you are seeing is the spell not being done properly and it wearing off through the movie. There were no reports of him actually breaking his nose.

Awesomo

Question: Why was Michael killing people? There was no mention of his history, or what made him the way he was.

Chosen answer: The movie doesn't require a back story, although subsequent sequels, and the Rob Zombie remake address your questions. Then again, what makes any serial killer kill? The topic has been studied by psychologists for decades. Often serial killers lead normal lives, at least in public.

rswarrior

Question: At the end of the Roxanne number it looked to me as if the Argentinean snapped Nini's neck, killing her as payment for her betrayal. I thought I saw her on stage at the end in the finale. With which part am I mistaken?

Chosen answer: The Roxanne number was the Argentinian telling a story - he didn't really snap her neck. Either he pretended to (showing the man in the story killed his love), or it was simply a dance move that resembled one.

Question: Why didn't Rocky simply tell Ginger at the start that he couldn't fly, instead of dragging everyone through that whole charade. I realise that it was crucial to the plot, but was there any other reason?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because he wanted them all to have something to look forward to, he didn't want to let them down. Plus Rocky is very bigheaded, it would no doubt be embarrassing for him to admit that he couldn't fly.

THGhost

Question: Was there any reason given as to why many of the names (Aang, Sokka, Iroh, etc.) and the term "Agni-Kai" are pronounced differently than in the television series?

Chosen answer: The TV show Americanized the pronunciations whereas the movie said them correctly.

Question: When the girl is going into the car wash, the sign right before she enters on the left advises her to put the car into neutral, but to make sure her foot is on the brake. Neutral would allow the car to advance through the automatic wash. Having the brake engaged would prevent the car from moving forward. They cancel each other out so what is the point?

shortdanzr Premium member

Chosen answer: Actualy it says she should put it in neutral and keep her foot OFF the brake.

Question: I'm looking for a movie from the late 80's or early 90's. It's a hilarious comedy, a family movie, about two guys who are on some kind of island and there is a dead dude named Barney with an arrow through his head and sunglasses on it. They discover that when they play music, he walks like a zombie. When the dead guy is walking with the music, he actually is walking to the sea to find a chest with money in it. In the movie there is also a voodoo magic; I remember them sacrificing a goat.

tomica.jovevski

Chosen answer: You're thinking of "Weekend at Bernie's 2".

Question: One of the corrections says that a particular scene is one of several hints throughout the movie that Dicaprio's character is having delusions about the whole thing. What other scenes shows evidence of this?

Chosen answer: In the beginning of the film when the 2 Marshalls were coming of the boat - Teddy's partner had a hard time removing his gun from his holster when asked, which isn't in keeping with an experienced Marshall.

If you go back and watch the film again the women that writes ‘run' in his notepad ask for a drink of water but when she takes a sip of the water her hand is empty. I take it as another sign of andrew's delusional mind.

Question: In the Vista Director's Cut version, inside the jacket where disc one goes, there is a picture of Josie and Wyatt at the creekside after their ride together, where Wyatt is on his knees hugging Josie's legs, while she is looking down on him and holding his shoulders. Where is this in the film? Or, what is the dialogue?

Forge04

Chosen answer: It's not in the movie anywhere. Many times when a disc is released, there will be a photo shoot for the jacket and inserts. They will often dress in the clothes, however they are not stills from the movie itself.

Knapper

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