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Question: Has New Zealand ever taken advantage (by way of tourism) of the huge success of these films? I mean slogans like "Come to Middle Earth, come to New Zealand" just keep clicking into my mind.

Chosen answer: They did indeed, even going so far as to unofficially appoint a minister, dubbed, inevitably, the Minister for Middle-Earth, to keep tabs on the effects on the economy caused by the increase in business and tourism.

Tailkinker

Question: If Orbison did not want Joe to be messed up for the shoot the next day, then why did he abduct Lisa? By doing that, he is going to mess Joe up.

Chosen answer: He means physically messed up. Emotional scars won't show up on camera, but a broken nose or a black eye would.

Gary O'Reilly

Deux Ex Machina - S1-E19

Question: When we find out about Locke's past, is Locke angry because his Dad just left him or what? I didn't really understand why he was so upset.

Chosen answer: Locke's father him came to him under the guise of wanting to reconnect as father and son, but in actuality was only using Locke to get one of his kidneys for donation. Once he got that he brutally rejected Locke, admitting the con outright and flat out admitting there was no room for Locke in his life nor any desire to make room. He told Locke he never wanted to see him again and when Locke pursued a relationship his father continued to reject Locke outright and finally went as far as to move in the middle of the night.

OneHappyHusky

Hooked on Monkey Fonics - S3-E12

Question: Is the Dio guy who sings at the dance a real person? If so, then does Trey Parker or Matt Stone hate this person?

Chosen answer: Dio is the band name of Ronnie James Dio of Rainbow and Black Sabbath fame. Check out http://www.robertjamesdio.com for more info. Matt and Trey don't hate him he is just an easy target for jokes.

dgemba dgemba

Question: When Johnny is poking the Thing in his sleep, the Thing puts his hand up to his face, and he gets something that's white and foamy all over his face. What is that stuff, and why was it there?

Chosen answer: It's shaving cream. Johnny was just playing around and trying to annoy the Thing: He put foam on Thing's hand, and then poked him continuously until he would splatter it all over his own face.

Dandude776

Question: What does Gandalf say right before he falls? I've watched it over and over and I still can't understand it.

Chosen answer: Gripping the edge of the bridge of Khazad-dum, Gandalf says, "Fly you fools!" and falls into the chasm.

Super Grover

Question: Where did the pig's head, that Amanda wears when she stabs Eric, come from? Does it have any significance that I just missed, or is it just another freaky aspect of their twisted game?

Chosen answer: Jigsaw owns the pig's head. He used it in the first film to capture Dr. Gordon and Adam.

moviemogul

My Drama Queen - S2-E21

Question: I didn't understand the rerun dance in JD's fantasy. Could someone please explain?

Chosen answer: "Rerun" was a character on What's Happening!! Fred Berry, who portrayed Rerun, did this dance all of the time on the show. Its a type of dance called popping and locking.

weetie21

Question: Why does the archvillain Ernst Blofeld want to eliminate the diamond smugglers (including Tiffany Chase) via his two assassins?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: Blofeld and Spectre has enough diamonds for the laser he is building to hold the Earth hostage. In typical Spectre fashion, since he is finished with the operation, he wants to leave no loose ends that could tie Spectre into the mix.

Zwn Annwn

Question: How come when Lisa is swimming in the pool none of her eyes wash out or anything like the others?

Chosen answer: I don't think she ever died after taking the tonic, unlike Madeline and Helen. She took the potion simply to keep her young good looks and (as stated earlier with Madeline), Lisa is in fact 71 years old with the looks of a 38 year old.

Hamster

Question: About "the gimp" in Maynard's store. Who/what was it exactly? And why was he sleeping inside a box?

killin_kellit

Chosen answer: We're never told and it's never explained who he is. Zed and the other guy in the pawn shop make him sleep in the box. He's their sex prisoner.

Jane Doe

Question: The station wagon they use in Loaded Weapon 1, is it the same car they use in the Lethal Weapon movies, or is it one that just looks similar?

Chosen answer: Just one that looks similar.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Does anyone know what kind of an accent Dracula (and most of the other characters) have? I've googled Transylvanian, and it gave me quite a few countries.

Chosen answer: Well, no one really knows what type of accent they were trying to achieve - but Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) was born in Transylvania in the middle ages. Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia were joined together later to form Romania. Therefore, it would historically correct to say they had Romanian accents.

Zwn Annwn

Question: In the trivia section, it mentions that Will Ferrel had a few minor accidents in a tunnel, what accidents did he have?

Chosen answer: Seeing a tall man dressed up in a giant elf costume caused some minor car accidents.

Sparky6640

Question: In the scene where Jessep, Markinson, and Kendrick are discussing what to do with Private Santiago, Jessep says he wants Santiago to make 4-6-4-6 on his next proficiency report. What does this score mean?

Chosen answer: A good detailed explanation can be found here: http://www.marinewives.com/knowledge/srb-oqr.htm.

Mister Ed

Question: Are there any midi files or digital sheet music or pictures of sheet music available for the knight bus or apparition on the train?

Chosen answer: Here is a midi file from the Knight Bus http://www.filmtracks.com/titles/prisoner_azkaban.html#audio. I wasn't able to find any free midis for Apparation On The Train, but if you are willing to spend $0.08 you can download it from http://songs3.allofmp3.com/mcatalog.shtml?group=5823&album=3&song=4&affiliate=saniheating.

Mortug

Question: Does anybody have a list of all of the ad parodies in the "reef city" version of times square?

Chosen answer: I can't guarantee we found them all but we tried, limiting ourselves to Nationally/Internationally Relevant Name Brand Ads: Old Wavy for Old Navy, Coral Cola for Coca Cola, DSP for JVC, Gup for Gap, Fish King for Burger King, Martha Sturgeon for Martha Stewart, Starfish Tours for Star Tours, Symbols that seem to refer to Key Bank and the Phantom of the Opera, and finally DRESQ for Times Square itself.

OneHappyHusky

Question: I never really understood at the end of this film why exactly Doc Brown goes back to 1885. Doesn't the DeLorean have to be going 88 mph for it to activate the system? The Doc was just hovering over Marty, so why did the time circuits automatically kick in?

Chosen answer: If you look carefully, Doc accidentally knocks the time circuits on when trying to keep the DeLorean stable. When Doc and Marty were leaving the alternate 1985, we see that the time circuits were failing/faulty. So when the lightning struck the DeLorean, the time circuits were already on and with the equipment faulty, Doc was sent back in time. The DeLorean flips (possibly due to the flight circuits being hit by lightning) and the car accelerates to 88 MPH.

XIII

Question: Why does Obi-Wan say he doesn't ever remember owning a droid when he had some type of ownership over R2 in episodes 2 and 3?

Chosen answer: It could be old age. But also, Ben never technically owned R2. They interacted with each other to a degree, but Ben was never R2's owner in the same sense that Luke was. R2 spent most of his time with Anakin - Obi-Wan was with R4.

Cubs Fan

Question: In Mount Doom, why didn't Elrond stop Isildur from leaving or make him destroy the ring (i.e. throw it into the pit)?

Chosen answer: Any hostile confrontation between Elrond and Isildur, as would be required to stop Isildur from leaving, would invariably grow into a fight between the remaining human and elven forces, something that Elrond would not want to risk. Better to let him leave, then monitor the situation, looking for a chance to get the Ring away from him safely.

Tailkinker

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