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Question: What is the song being played when the helicopter is approaching Skyfall?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It's a cover version of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom", done by The Animals.

Tailkinker Premium member

Asylum of the Daleks - S7-E2

Question: How do they not hear that Oswin Oswald is a Dalek? She can't simply project her real voice when she's a Dalek can she?

Culwych

Chosen answer: Given that we hear her voice throughout the episode over loudspeakers within the asylum complex, it seems fairly clear that, when not speaking directly through the Dalek shell speakers, she does indeed sound like her original self.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Did Bruce/Batman plan on faking his death before the flood made reconnecting the bomb impossible? It seemed like before that happened the plan was just to deactivate the bomb, then hopefully things would go back to normal. Does Bruce just realize the opportunity this would create in the last minute and take it? Also, does Bruce have to sneak back into Gotham to tell Selena that they're going to run away and start a new life, because it seems impossible it was a plan they already had worked out as a nuclear bomb was about to go off.

Chosen answer: Well, as no details regarding Bruce's thought processes are given in the film, it's impossible to say for sure, but, no, the most likely chain of events is that he never intended to fake his own death in such a manner, because the aim all along was to reconnect the reactor core and prevent the bomb from ever detonating. Most probably the plan was to eliminate Bane, stop the bomb from going off and then simply retire Batman again, once the city was back on its feet, just as he did before. When the plan to reconnect the reactor core was scuppered, he had to improvise, the result being that the world considers Batman to be dead, rather than simply having disappeared again. And, no, Bruce snuck back into Gotham to stop Bane - given that she betrayed him to Bane, it's pretty unlikely that he had any serious thoughts regarding a new life with Selina at that point. Although he believes that there's more to her than she claims, it's only when she selflessly returns to help him save the city, despite the very real chance of dying in a nuclear blast, that a life together really becomes a possibility.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Even though everything seems to be resolved at the end, Gotham was still in rough shape when Bruce faked his death. Thugs and actual villains from Arkham were loose in the city, and there was no Batman to stop them. Although we see towards the end that Bruce really does want to hang up the cowl, it seems unlikely that he would leave Gotham behind if he didn't have belief in them to sort things out. How did Bruce plan to solve this? Did he plan Batman's "death" to look like he died as a martyr, just like his parents death did? Ras' al Ghul did tell him that after Thomas and Martha's death Gotham was inspired to keep itself alive. Or is Bruce just putting his faith in John Blake to step in as the next Batman?

Chosen answer: Gotham wasn't in great shape when he retired after the events of The Dark Knight, but, with the new powers bestowed upon them by the Dent Act, the city authorities were able to clean up the city without his assistance. While the Dent Act has been somewhat discredited by the revelations about Dent himself, the positive effects on the city that it brought would be obvious to anybody, and thus it's unlikely, particularly given the role of the police in ending Bane's rule, that those powers would be stripped from them any time soon. It will take time, but they have what they need to do the job, regardless of what Blake ultimately decides to do.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: How come Stan and Kyle get grounded for two weeks but Cartman gets grounded for three weeks?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Different parent, different punishment.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Meet The Quagmires - S5-E18

Question: In the alternate timeline, Quagmire and Lois are married. In the kitchen, Lois takes a pie out of the oven and Quagmire says "Hey honey I'm ready for your pie and you made dessert too". Now I know this is some sort of sex joke or dirty pun. But what exactly does the joke mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Pie is a slang for a woman's vagina. That's the meaning of this double entendre. He want to have sex with her and she just happened to have baked dessert.

Rydersriot87 Premium member

Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: How come the Simpsons weren't ascending into heaven?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Simple - they are sinners, and sinners don't get into heaven.

Rydersriot87 Premium member

Question: When Cartman says he saw Kenny, Kyle says he sees Kenny everyday, on the face of every child, on the smile of every baby and he and Stan starts laughing. What does the joke mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: They don't believe him, so they're making a sappy joke about him "still being here all around us."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Hooked on Monkey Fonics - S3-E12

Question: At South Park Elementary, Mark the home-school kid rolls into the class in some sort of bubble and Cartman wonders if he has a John Travolta disease. What does he mean by this?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: John Travolta did a film in his youth called "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" about a teenager whose immune system was so weak that almost any germ could kill him, so he lived in a plastic bubble.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Black Widower - S3-E21

Question: Why did Sideshow Bob want to kill Selma? I don't ever recall her doing anything to upset him.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Insurance and to get revenge on Bart.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Chosen answer: He wanted Krusty out of the way so he could host a show where he isn't the constant fool.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

The Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Question: If Amy and Rory got zapped back in Angels take Manhattan, how come they saw each other on the hill at the start of The Hungry Earth?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Amy and Rory travelled with the Doctor for a long time in their lives, alternating between travelling with him and long periods (some as long as two years) having a normal life at home; Amy specifically states, I think, that they do their best to try to keep their ages at least roughly synchronised with their friends, to stop awkward questions about why they seem to be aging too quickly. This lasts for at least ten years - Amy is 21 when she first starts travelling with the Doctor, while Rory, who by all appearances was in the same class as Amy, and thus is the same age, states that he's 31 in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", which takes place some considerable time before their eventual departure from the series (the episode "The Power of Three" alone covers an entire year). By the end of their travels with the Doctor, Rory and Amy are probably about 33 years old. Given that they first started travelling with him in 2010, they would have lived through until around 2021 or 2022, making their appearance on the hillside in 2020, when The Hungry Earth was set, very easy.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Vito Corleone visits Sicily with his family, he is received by an old woman and a man. This people are the ones, I suppose, who helped Vito to escape when he was a child. However, when they are having lunch together, Don Vito refers to her as "grandmother" when telling his son to give her a gift. So, are the old woman and the man members of the family? And, what are their names?

Luiz Iervolino

Chosen answer: They helped him escape Don Ciccio's death warrant. He likely loves them like parents, and this would make them the childrens' grandparents.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Cartman Gets an Anal Probe - S1-E1

Question: At Cartman's house (in this episode only) there is a live action picture of a woman on a shelf next to the couch, who is she? (00:15:50)

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Matt Stone's sister Rachel.

Heather Benton Premium member

Question: In the last scene, what happened to the man who helped Domino? They all (Bond, Domino and man) jumped from the boat before it crashed into the rocks but only Bond and Domino climbed into the lifeboat. They didn't even try to find him.

ginnythecat

Chosen answer: There's no explanation about what happened to him. I would assume he somehow died when they jumped.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why not just say that Harvey perished in the hospital explosion? It wouldn't cover up the people he killed, but still it would be painless and easy.

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: Well, as you say yourself, it wouldn't cover up the people he killed. It would also immediately raise questions that couldn't be plausibly answered, principally why a senior public official was left to die in the explosion of a building from which everybody else had been evacuated. Likewise, it wouldn't explain how Dent's body was found a long way from the hospital a considerable time later - given the number of police officers who attended the scene, enough people would have seen the body that there's no realistic way it could have been kept a secret. Finally, there's a myth to be built; in terms of Dent's legacy, being brutally murdered at the hands of a crazed vigilante is a much better story to arouse public feeling than him simply dying in an impersonal explosion. For the apparently quite draconian Dent Act to be passed into law, Dent has to be seen as a martyr by the public, so that the public outrage is strong enough to allow such measures to be set up. The hospital explosion story, with all its holes, would never do for that; the story that they go with, that Batman killed him, works much better.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why did Eddie Quist give Chris his rifle back before transforming? Is it because he wanted to die, or because he (wrongfully) thought the gun would have no effect on him?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The reason Eddie gave Chris back his rifle before transforming was probably because he thought the gun was loaded with normal bullets. Regular bullets (at least in this movie) do not kill werewolves. This is shown in an earlier scene with Eddie and Karen White when he confronts her about the police raid in the porno theater. The police shoot him down and it was thought that Eddie was dead. However, later it is shown that Eddie had escaped from the morgue. Also, right before transforming, Eddie digs the bullet out of his head. It was likely that Eddie was taunting Chris by daring him to shoot him, thinking that the gun would have no effect on him. What Eddie didn't know was that Chris had loaded the rifle with silver bullets, which are deadly to werewolves. If you look closely, you can see the shock on Eddie's face when Chris shoots him in the throat.

Question: SPOILERS: After young Joe shot himself, shouldn't he have disappeared? Seeming as the whole reason he's at the farm is because of old Joe, but if old Joe never existed to set certain events in motion in the first place, I don't see why young Joe's body would have just stayed there after he shot himself.

gobylo

Chosen answer: Because he still went to the farm. His body was there. He killed himself there. Plus since we don't know how the events would occur with real time travel (if possible), speculation about this can't be made.

shortdanzr Premium member

Bart the Mother - S10-E3

Question: How is it genetically possible for a bird to lay lizard eggs?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It's not. The lizard in question places its own eggs in existing bird's nests.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Does anyone know how much WAS the bill for The Game?

i8one2many

Chosen answer: Nope. It was deliberately left vague.

Brad Premium member

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