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Question: After Larry says to Nicky "wanna slice it up?" it cuts to a shot in the park. In the background there is a sign that we only see the bottom half of. The part of the sign that we can see says "house". What does the top half say? I know it doesn't show it in the movie but I have a feeling this is a NY landmark and it's been eating at me for days.

Chosen answer: It is the "Essex House"


Question: Why does Hallie put a piece of apple under Annie's ear?

Stephen Edmonds 1

Chosen answer: Three reasons. 1) She wanted to have something hard on the back of her ear so that she could pierce the lobe easily and have the needle enter the porous apple 2) the apple was cold and moist which would help the pain from the piercing 3) it was the most readily available thing to use for this since they were at a summer camp with no facilities for ear piercing.

Zwn Annwn

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Question: The IMDb says that Patricia Kane starred in Little Britain - who did she play?

Chosen answer: She played an elderly (and presumably gay) resident of Llandewi Breffi, Daffyd's village.


Question: What is the name of the Language Omouri speaks? It's never identified in the movie.

Chosen answer: According to the script, it's Swahili.


Question: Where does the web go once Spiderman is done swinging from it?

Chosen answer: Per extras on the DVD, the web dissolves after a few minutes.


Question: I still don't understand why Flint Marko shot Uncle Ben. Can someone please explain it in full detail?

Chosen answer: He didn't mean to. If listen at the end of the movie Flint says "Your Uncle Ben told me to put the gun down and go home, then my partner came and the gun went off." So the gun went off by accident (either due to being surprised by his partner or maybe being knocked by him). Flint had no intent on killing him after what Uncle Ben said.


Question: On IMDb, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are listed in the credits, having voiced Woody Car and Buzz Lightyear Car. I don't remember them, where in the film did they appear?

Chosen answer: During the closing credits they do "car" versions of other Pixar films. This includes "Toy Car Story" (which is where the Hanks and Allen credits come in), "Monster Trucks, Inc." (Billy Crystal and John Goodman), and "A VW Bug's Life" (Dave Foley). The joke here is that Mack (John Ratzenburger) is watching the movies and commenting about the voice talent of certain characters and that it is the same person doing all the voices. John has provided voices for all Pixar Features to date (including the upcoming Ratatouille).

Steven Hart

Boring - S1-E3

Question: What is it exactly that Rik reads from the paper? The thing that Neil repeats that brings the little devil to them? I'm assuming it's a poorly pronounced version of something that was in the papers at that time, but I can't think of anything that fits it.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: This is the dialog: RICK: "Hey, get this! 'Under the new ruling, all a student needs for an increased grant is a numklpkgulftoomsch from the local authority!" NEIL: "What was that?" RICK: "A numklpkgulftoomsch. Don't you ever read The Guardian, Neil?" NEIL: "What's a ftoomsch?" Ftoomsch was the little devil's name and the joke was that he'd said no one would ever say his name in regular conversation so he'd have no chance of stealing a soul.


Question: What exactly was added in the extended edition?

Chosen answer: A partial list can be found here.

Cubs Fan

Question: When Rick Masters is (quite literally) laundering his counterfeit bills, why does he put poker chips in the washing machine with the bills?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: The poker chips give the bills a more realistic texture by striking them while spinning, so they don't look newly made.

Jason Hoffman

Hank's Dirty Laundry - S2-E17

Question: Who left the videos and the note on the porch for Hank?

Chosen answer: Bill. We see him pick up the videos after the trial.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: When Nick and Elizabeth are looking at Nick's wine collection, what does Nick mean when he says, "I think my sister was conceived on this"?

Chosen answer: He means that his parents were more than likely drinking or drunk on that wine the night she was conceived.


Question: When the town first turns into "Dark Silent Hill", you can briefly see some sort of monster behind rose that shoots skyward. What monster is this? Is it Red Pyramid?

Chosen answer: I thought it was just big pieces of the ground shooting upward. I didn't see pyramid head there at that time. Just pieces of silent hill shooting upward.

Michele Hedges

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Question: What episode is it when the guys find a 'adult' video of who they think is Phoebe but is actually Ursula? I think the name of the video was "Buffay the Vampire Layer."

Chosen answer: The One where Chandler Can't Cry - Season 6 episode 14.


Question: Why didn't Maul take his cloak off when he fought Qui-Gon on Tattooine? It just seems kind of odd because it would probably (1) make you hotter as you move around in the sun and (2) make it harder to move around.

Chosen answer: His Sith training would teach him to ignore the "pain" of the heat, and the cloak, like Jedi cloaks, are specifically desnigned not to limit movement. He attacked as he leapt off his speeder, so he wouldn't have had time to take it off anyway.


Question: Do Borat and Azamat talk in a real other language, or are the actors just saying gibberish for the movie?

Chosen answer: According to an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen, it's actually Hebrew disguised by a very heavy fake Eastern European accent.


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Question: Does anyone know the name of the episode where the teachers tell the students about sex, and the girls and the guys get all scared of each other, and I think they go to war or something?

Chosen answer: Season 5, episode 7 - Proper Condom Use.


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Question: What animal was the Ribwich sandwich at Krusty's restaurant made from?

Chosen answer: Unknown. All that is known about the animal is that it was smaller and had more legs than a cow. But it must be some kind of insect since that is the only group of animals where some of the species have more than four legs.


Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Question: Is there supposed to be a special reason for the professor to hate the grunka-lunkas - other than that they annoy with their singing?

Chosen answer: It's just funny that he would hate them so much, for no apparent reason, that he wants someone to actually inform the grunka-lunkas of his hatred for them.


I, Roommate - S1-E3

Question: Is the tune that Bender is whistling when he comes to work actually real and if so, what is it? He is also whistling this tune in some of the other episodes.

Chosen answer: According to the DVD commentaries, John DiMaggio (the voice of Bender) was instructed to just make something up for Bender's whistling, to avoid any potential copyright issues.

Gary O'Reilly



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