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Question: At the beginning of the mehndi party we can see a servant frying something - supposedly some sweets -, by pouring liquid batter into boiling oil though a bowl with a hole in the bottom. What is the name of the sweets he prepares?

Chosen answer: The sweet he prepares is called 'jalebi' and it is exactly as you say, batter fried in boiling oil. It is poured through the bowl with a hole at the bottom to get its distinctive swirly pattern. Once cooked the batter is dipped in sugar syrup to make it sweet.

Question: Are there any websites or books that deal with the types of monsters featured in the "Hellboy Animated" films?

Chosen answer: 90% of the creatures in Hellboy are taken from various myths and legends. Any books dealing with mythology or medieval stories should be ideal.

Question: Is the skin-peeling that Goldmember does a reference to something or is it just a running gag?

Chosen answer: It is meant to be just a gross joke.

Answer: I think this is just a joke about how fair skinned Dutch folks are, i.e. they burn/peel easily. And very gross, yes.

Cliff Mantegna - S1-E7

Question: What's the name of the song playing during Cliff Mantegna's surgery?

Chosen answer: Emerge by Fischerspooner off their CD "1".

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Question: What's up with the Homer Simpson plush seen across the show?

Chosen answer: The director and prodcucer of the show Greg Daniels was previously a writer for The Simpsons for which he won an Emmy. Its also the american counterpart for the monkey in the original UK version.

Question: At the beginning of the movie Nicole Kidman walks up to a house and places a "For Rent" sign in the yard, then a lady comes out of the house as if she is the Realtor, who even gets the "For Rent" sign. Why would she "witch up" a Realtor and not just move directly into the house? She could possibly be the owner of the home under a spell thinking she was selling, but its all too complicated. Why not just move into the empty house without all the for rent/furnished & no reference sign. I know its a movie and I could be over thinking this scene but it strikes me as kind of odd.

Chosen answer: Samantha is trying to lead a life without magic so wants to do everything the way humans do i.e get wet if it rains and she has no umbrella, go grocery shopping. But when things start to go a bit wrong i.e. she has no references, she uses magic to help herself along.

Question: What is the name of the song that is played in the boat, while they have a party, at the end of Fantastic Four?

Chosen answer: That song is "New World Symphony" by Miri Ben-Ari.

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind - S19-E9

Question: It is said on that the piano tune played during Homer's flashbacks is an untitled track written by Carlo Comando. Does anyone know the title of this track, or where it can be found?

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Chosen answer: The piece is "Everyday" by Carly Comando. Listen to it here

Question: WARNING: BIG PLOT SPOILER - I did not completely understand what the devil had to do with the saved people killing other people the third day after they had been saved. According to the plot, "tria mera" is Greek for "third day". The question was "if Jesus came back to life at the third day, what happened with the devil?" That was supposed to explain the killings. I hope someone can give me further clarification.

Chosen answer: The third day (according to the movie) after someone uses the white light to save someone, is when the devil can step in and try to cause chaos. They did try to explain this in the movie, though it didn't make a lot of sense for anyone with any idea about the subject.

Question: After watching the film, I was wondering, does anyone know if the novella (upon which this film is based) or any similar Stephen King works served as inspiration to Konami's "Silent Hill" video game franchise? I am asking, because there are certainly some similarities between these works, both stylistic and in terms of tone.

Chosen answer: I'll have to answer my own question here. After doing some research, it appears that yes, "The Mist" was partially an inspiration for Konami when they created the "Silent Hill" series.

Question: At the scene with Anna's art show, what does Anna mean when she tells Larry that he is the cat who got the cream?

Chosen answer: The saying, the cat who got the cream, means that someone is proud of something that they have done.

Question: Is the ballet they perform a real ballet? Or is it something made up for the movie?

Chosen answer: The ballet was written for the movie.

Question: When Catherine breaks into Thomas Crowns house looking for the stolen painting before she finds it she gazes up at another painting with 7/8 women gazing into a pool of water, who is the artist and whats the painting called?

Chosen answer: THe Painting you are refering to is called "Mirror Of Venus" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

Question: I read that Evan Rachel Wood's character, Tracy, is supposed to be Nikki Reed at the age when she was having the experiences that Tracy went through. Was the character Evie based on a girl that Nikki knew in real life?

Chosen answer: No, the screenplay was based on Nikki Reed herself.

Day 2: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S2-E24

Question: Who are the people Kingsley are reporting to on the phone? I understand he works for them but was there ever any indication as to who they were or what their roll in all this was?


Chosen answer: As revealed in 24: The Game, Max was a weapons dealer with ties to terrorist organizations. It is further revealed in the game that his weapons dealings with terrorists were interfered with by American authorites. which caused the deals to go sour. His terrorist clients retaliated by murdering his family before his eyes. Presumably, he was primarily motivated by revenge against the American Government, with a secondary goal of driving up oil prices to make himself rich. To this end, he masterminded the plot to start a war between the US and three Middle Eastern countries.

Question: When Towns finds the body that fell out, how come it's not in too bad condition after falling such a long way and onto dirt? Is the dirt what kept his body in pretty good condidtion after falling out? If so, please help me on this.

Chosen answer: The person may have fallen on to a sanddune, in which case the landing would have been softened, but not to a point to prevent death.

Question: When Sang calls the Consul for the second time and says, "You have 29 minutes left", he says something in Chinese and hangs up. What exactly did he say in Chinese?

Chosen answer: He is saying, "You must go there alone".

Question: After Marti's father returns to her and Andy, they are driving through the base. Marti's father tells her not to show emotion because they can be fooled. She looks at him and realizes he is one of them. What was different about him that made Marti realize the truth? Her dad was acting normal and I could not see him giving anything away so what did I miss?


Chosen answer: I actually just watched this movie again today and I think it was because he was acting too calm and quiet. Marti might have got suspicious from the slight change in his personality. He also wasn't sweaty anymore and didn't have that white patch on his cheek that you can see in the previous scene when he picks up the phone in the doctor's office.

Answer: Before Steve ran off to find help the baddies were chasing them, when he reappeared the pod people just ignored them. Then he was driving someplace that was not an escape route, which, I believe, was what first tipped Marti off. And because he repeated the same exact line.

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Question: (episode 3-9, "The Family of Blood") Where is the scene with the Doctor binding Father of Mine in chains suppose to take place?

Chosen answer: I don't think we're ever told. You just see him being tied up and hear Son of Mine in the voice over.

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Question: During the first few seasons (pretty obviously in season 3), Carrie often wears the same ring on her right or left hand on her middle finger. Is this Sarah Jessica Parker's wedding ring?

Chosen answer: Yes, it is.

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