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Question: How old is Donna supposed to be? I know Meryl Streep is 59 but Donna couldn't be that old, could she? Not if Sophie is 20 and it is indicated that Donna was a young mother, as she got thrown out by her parents when she got pregnant.

Answer: I looked it up, and not only is it not specified for the movie, but it's not specified for the stage show either. I think it's safe to assume she's meant to be in her early-to-mid forties, though.

Oh hell no - I'm 42 and she is definitely old enough looking to be my mother .

Answer: She had to have been in early 20s when pregnant with Sophie because in the beginning of Mamma Mia 2 she, along with Rosie and Tanya, is graduating from Oxford University.

Answer: I would say late 30's to early 40's because, I could be wrong, but it would seem a bit off if she got thrown out when she was in her early 20's, however if she was 17 then it would be more likely she was still living with her parents, Plus she had a diary and the way she wrote in it seemed like how a teenager would. My overall guess is between 39-47.

Not really...if you actually know the movie Rosie says something about Donna sounding like her mother and "Catholic guilt." Her age wouldn't matter at all...she got pregnant out of wedlock and with a possibility of three different men...being Catholic her situation would be a huge deal. She may not have been thrown out either. Donna simply says her mother told her "not to bother coming back" meaning what she'd done caused her mother to disown her. I'd put her age early 20s.

Question: When Randall takes a photo of Warren and Jeannie at the airport after the mother's funeral, what happens to the camera he uses? He seems to put it down on something behind Warren, but then walks past Warren to get his luggage. Warren walks forward toward the gate and isn't seen to pick anything up after saying goodbye. I guess he could have, but wouldn't it have been stolen by then if it was left behind? I didn't see Randall put it in a pocket or bag.

Answer: He could have picked it up. Besides, it may not have been stolen, but picked up by security, or otherwise taken to Lost and Found.

No Pot to Pease In - S9-E9

Question: In this episode we see the television show with the house looking very similar. Is this the real Bundy set redecorated, and when we see the porch and living room, is this the same set? Or was this a custom set specifically for this scene/episode?

Answer: Same set, producers often do this to save money. It can even transcend shows and movies; for example most film companies only have one airplane fuselage set, so the plane in Die Hard 2 is the same as the plane in Planes, Trains and Automobiles is same as the plane in Airplane. Just redecorated a bit.

Question: What is the theme that is played at the end and during the credits?

Answer: It is called "Manifest Destiny" and was done by Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn. It is on the soundtrack.

Question: Why does Zack have a blue SuperMart vest, when it seems like the other box boys such as Jorge have blue aprons?

Answer: Some men prefer not to wear an apron, as they feel it is for girls not boys.

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Question: I don't understand how to get to the easter egg. I have several episodes and I tried it on all of them but it doesn't work on any - even the ones that say disc 2. So if someone could help me out or give me specific instructions that would be great.

Answer: This only works with the first season. Simply follow the directions in the Easter Egg section of the Viva La Bam page. Unless for some reason the easter egg was removed from your particular copy.

Question: On the third disc, apparently there are some alternate endings hidden in an easter egg. Can anyone tell me how to get to them?

Answer: The are no alternative endings for this film, all that is on the third disk is the movie played in chronologial order so you can see how things really panned out.

Question: Several times near the end of the movie, the German soldiers speak in German without subtitles. Can anyone translate?

Answer: All I could catch was "VORAN,VORAN" which means "Go, go!"

Question: According to the credits, Suicide Kings is based on a short story by Don Stanford called "The Hostage". Where was this story published, and is it possible to read it?

Answer: I found a google hit showing it was released as a short story for Cosmopolitan in Aug 1953.

Question: What is the name of the audio editor program John uses on his PC for playback of his static recordings?

Answer: Evp.

Question: Does anyone know what the Indian sounding song is that is playing when they're running from the cops and she's telling her story?

Answer: It is a remake of "Apache" by the Sugarhill Gang.

Question: Can somebody please tell me the joke that Lynn keeps trying to tell.

Answer: The grandmother takes her grandson to the beach and falls asleep, while she is sleeping a huge wave comes in and sweeps the boy out to sea. Grandma wakes up to find the boy gone and begins to pray "Lord, if you bring him back, I will do anything you want." Another huge wave comes in and deposits the boy safe and sound in front of the grandmother and she looks to heaven and says "he had a hat on, you know!"

Question: In the Easter Egg when you get the scene 17, there are military files you can watch. One of them that works is videos a girl made for her boyfriend. In one of the videos, she was given a something that she was told not to eat and a recording of her boyfriend saying they found something (probably the alien) and she thought it was hoax and her boyfriend was seeing someone else. My question is, by how crazy she was acting in the other videos, she most likely ate the thing she wasn't supposed to eat. Anyone know what that could've been?

Answer: It might have been the "seafloor nectar" that Slusho was using in it's drinks. The "nectar" might be related to the monster. The "nectar" is also the poison in the parasites that makes people explode.

Question: Why in the world does the traitor let go of Indy's hand when the ruins are collapsing? This seems like suicide, and he doesn't seem like he suddenly feels so guilty that he doesn't want to live.

Answer: He's a greedy bugger who wants to try to get the treasure.

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Question: Has Carrie's sister, Sara, ever been mentioned again after the first few episodes, and why was she taken off?

Answer: Sara hasn't been mentioned in later episodes, and it suggested in later episodes that she never existed, and that Carrie is an only child. Kevin James stated that the producers couldn't think of an good plots to use with Sara, so they left her out.

Racist Dawg - S7-E20

Question: When Hank told Roger that he was accused of being a racist, why did Roger ask if the man who called him that was wearing a bow tie?

Answer: Roger was referring to the Nation Of Islam, an organisation preaching self-reliance for black people within an Islamic framework. Members wear smart dark suits with red bow ties.

Question: Why did some summaries for this movie (in newspapers, on websites, etc.) say that David goes looking for the man who killed his mother? In the movie, he seemed to believe that his mother left him and his father, and (if I remember correctly from the theater) didn't suspect that she was killed.

Answer: In the novel that this movie was based on, his mother was killed and David does go looking for the man who did it. Those doing the summaries are just confusing the two different versions.

Question: Does anyone know, or anyone have a good guess, as to the time span the movie covers, from when Leonardo Dicaprio first goes undercover, till when he is killed? I tried figuring it out, but a lot of things confuse me. I would assume it would be a good while, since Matt Damon and Vera Fermiga meet, move in together, and get pregnant in the time span. While meeting under the bridge DiCaprio tells Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg that he has been at it for a year now, but then at the end DiCaprio tells Matt Damon that his only contact for the last nine months has been a police shrink. Any idea for how long he was under cover?

Answer: The time frame is about a year. The first three months are spent in jail.

Answer: 18 months.

Question: Where does Swagger get his new sniper rifle? He was given the .22 that used to belong to Danny, but that obviously wasn't the gun he used at the Montana ranch or the mountain top scene. Where did this higher caliber rifle come from?

Answer: In the deleted scenes on the DVD it shows Swagger and the FBI agent purchasing the items for their assault on the ranch house, including two rifles.

Question: When Gordon comes back "from the dead", what does he say? There was so much screaming and clapping that I couldn't catch it.

Answer: He says "We got you, you son of a bitch."

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