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Question: What are the meanings of the random French words that Del uses throughout the movie? When Percy is chasing the mouse, he calls him a dumb something. (I don't want to put it here because it might be profane.) And when talking about who will take care of Mr. Jingles, referring to Dean's son, he says "He just a boy, n'est-ce pas?"

Chosen answer: In the example you gave he says "He's just a boy, isn't he?"

Phixius

Question: Would the guards have made up a reason to move a death row inmate out of death row so the inmate wouldn't have to watch the guards do a runthrough of his execution?

Chosen answer: Most likely that would be the reason. As the guards explain to Percy in one of the scenes that the best course of action to take with death row inmates to keep things as calm and relaxed as possible. This way they don't have to worry about upsetting the inmate.

Lummie

Show generally

Question: Why do the characters in this show, and other animated shows, always wear the same clothes and have just a few different outfits (ex: Marge's regular green dress and her Sunday dress)? Wouldn't most fans be able to recognize the characters even if they did wear different clothes in each episode?

Chosen answer: They do this to make it easier to draw the thousands of cells they need to make a cartoon.

pross79

Question: I once heard that there's a shell somewhere in the movie that has a profanity written on it. Is this true?

Chosen answer: Yet another Disney urban legend.

Jazetopher

Question: What was the point of having all the girls at the camp march to the isolation cabin with Hallie and Annie?

Chosen answer: The girls are mostly going out of curiosity, and it's an opportunity to further humiliate and mock Hallie and Annie for being punished. Kids can be mean that way.

raywest

Question: In the trivia section it says that an extra scene was after the credits. What was it about?

Chosen answer: Kate, Roland, Wat and Chaucer having a farting contest.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Right before Kiddo is accepted under Pai Mei, she asks when she will see Bill again. Bill's response to the question is it's the title to his favorite 70s soul song. What song is he refering to?

Chosen answer: It wasn't his response. She says "When will I see you again?" - He is saying that "When Will I See You Again" is the name of his favorite 70's soul song, not that the answer to her question is his favorite song. Confusing at first, I know.

Jazetopher

Question: I didn't completely understand when V asks for Evey's help and says he needs someone with theatrical abilities. Then it shows the scene where Evey comes in as the woman for the priest. When she is warning him about V, is she acting or is she really trying to get help from him? I figured it was real because she didn't go back to V, she went to Gordon's house.

Chosen answer: The "acting ability" V needed was to convince the priest that she was there "for" him. The confession and warning were real and not planned by V. That's why he abducts her later, so she'll lose her fear and won't be tempted to do something like that again.

Phixius

Question: What does the "JAS" in Hook's "JAS Hook, Captain" signature on the ransom note stand for? Is it possibly Hook's true name? (Going off of the Q&A about his name posted here).

Chosen answer: Jas is simply an older three-letter abbreviation for the name James. Was also used in Peter Pan creator J. M. Barrie's short story, "Jas. Hook at Eton" - a reference to the fact that James Hook might have been an Old Etonian, due to the fact that he has a tattoo of the crest of England's Eton College on his chest.

Jazetopher

Question: So what was so important about those specific 1000 souls in the contract?

Chosen answer: It wasn't the souls themselves, it was the fact that there were so many on a single contract. By stealing it, the ghost rider robbed Mephistopholes of not one, but one-*thousand* souls.

Phixius

Question: What is the crazy church or religion that Borat goes to where people are running around the hall and talking in a strange language? What language are they talking in and why do they look so agressive? What's with all the running around with hands in the air?

pierpp

Chosen answer: This was the Mississippi United Pentecostal Church annual camp meeting of 2006. "The power of Jesus" compels many people to sing, dance, etc...as far as the weird language, it's known as "speaking in tongues" and is generally incoherent to the casual observer. The hands in the air is a symbol of someone literally "lifting" themselves and their hearts to Jesus in worship and prayer. It's all simply an expression of their faith and religious beliefs, nothing more.

Jazetopher

Question: When Tesla first tests the 'machine', the original hat stays in place, while the copies appear in the woods. Does this mean that whenever Hugh Jackman's character uses the machine during his show, he is actually sending a copy of himself up into the balcony, and sending himself to drown below the stage? If this is so, the implication would be that the 'copies' contain every memory, etc. of the original Hugh, up to and including the point at which the copies are made.

Chosen answer: Tesla himself suggests the mechanism is not so much "a copy" as "a pair of duplicates." Neither is the original and neither is a copy. They are both the same individual, there are just two of then now. One got teleported and the other did not. Admittedly, it requires a pretty abstract point of view to understand it.

Phixius

New this week Answer: Angier states himself as he is dying that it took courage for him to step into his machine every night, because he didn't know if he'd be the one that ends up drowning or the one that ends up in the prestige. So the teleportation/cloning is entirely random.

Serious B

Season 8 generally

Question: Was Jennifer Aniston actually pregnant whilst Rachel was pregnant in the story? If not, how did they get her to look so 'round'?

Chosen answer: Nope, Jennifer Aniston hasn't got children, it was all prosthetics although it did look really good!

jackie_pq

Show generally

Question: In one episode, Tim's mother says that she raised five boys. Three of those are Tim, Jeff, and Marty, but what do we know about the other two? There's another episode where Randy mentions his uncle that doesn't talk to their family anymore.

Chosen answer: Tim's other brothers are named Rick and Steve. They never appeared on the show, and were only mentioned in passing.

Cubs Fan

Season 5 generally

Question: What happened to Evelyn and Amy after Henderson's people find them at the motel and shoot the EMT's? Do they kill them?

Chosen answer: From what I remember, we don't know, but to me, it's implied that Henderson does kill them.

Cubs Fan

Question: In the West Wing, the Beast covers the rose and says "Do you realize what you could have done?" to Belle. What would have happened if she had touched the rose?

Chosen answer: She could have inadvertently knocked more petals off, giving the beast less time to break his curse.

Phixius

Question: What happened to the movie that Chris was shooting. It just disappears from the script after Burke Dennings dies?

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Chosen answer: It's never explained. Presumably shooting was suspended during her daughter's "illness," or they were able to continue filming around her absence.

raywest

Question: I'm assuming that when Graham received the phone calls from Sophie & Olivia, who Amanda thought were other girlfriends, they were actually from his daughters. I have a couple of questions about this. Firstly, for the girl's names to flash up on his phone they must have their own phones but surely the youngest one at least is far too young to own a phone and ring her father? Secondly, wouldn't Graham when receiving a phone call from his daughter answer it instead of saying, "I'll ring her back"? I know at this point Amanda doesn't know he has kids & he might be trying to hide it from her, but later he does answer a phone from the other kid in front of Amanda before she finds out about the girls.

Chosen answer: 1. As far as the daughter being too young to ring her father, there are actually some companies that make phones especially for children. They only dial the parent and the police and are very easy to use. 2. It's entirely possible that he didn't need to speak with Sophie right away, whereas the call from Olivia comes later and he may have been expecting it.

Stefanie

Question: Despite watching this film twice, I'm a little unsure of the significance behind Leonidas' wounding of the Persian King. Is there something I'm missing?

Chosen answer: When Leonidas and Xerxes are talking earlier in the film, Xerxes tells him that no one will remember who Leonidas was. Leonidas tells Xerxes that they will know that free men fought to remain free (or something like that) and that a god-king can bleed. So by wounding Xerxes before he, Leonidas, died, he made good on his taunt.

Phixius

Question: Wasn't it suspicious that right after a wrestler in red and blue tights appears in a wrestling match with the name 'Spider-Man', that a superhero in red and blue tights appears in new york with the name 'Spider-Man'?

Chosen answer: The guy who was wrestling decided to go into superheroing. Not suspicious at all. Peter never signed a contract or told anyone his name, so the 3 or 4 people who saw him without a mask would just remember "some kid."

Captain Defenestrator

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