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Question: Why couldn't young P. T. Barnum or his father retaliate against Charity's father for striking him?

Answer: In those days that would be a normal punishment for P.T.'s behaviour. His father could have said something but did not want to lose a customer. P.T. also did not want his father to lose a customer because they knew getting money was worth taking the hit. If they had enough money to miss one customer it may have been different.

Iceberg

Question: How did Harry and Marv know that Kevin would escape through the back door of the Plaza Hotel while waiting for him?

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Answer: It's most likely a plot hole, but one possible explanation I can think of is that perhaps Harry and Marv observed from afar the scuffle between Kevin and the concierge and deduced that he would try to flee the hotel from a door that wasn't necessarily being watched by the hotel staff.

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Question: Re the song "My Name Is Tallulah", what is the significance of North Carolina as a training location?

Answer: It was just a way of saying where she was raised and how she got to be so good. Even though Prohibition became a federal law in 1920, North Carolina enacted their own prohibition in 1908. During these 12 years, some in North Carolina started bootlegging by driving to Virginia or South Carolina to buy alcohol to bring back to the state. I see it has her training as a gun moll or bootlegger.

Bishop73

Question: What happened to the two French-speaking girls on the beach in the ending of the first movie?

Answer: While we know that the 2 girls are French speaking we don't actually know that the game landed in France... The 2 girls might have been on holiday which would mean that scene could potentially take place anywhere in the world Given the ability of the game to distort space and time is highly likely they had their own game and similarly tried to throw it away.

Answer: Presumably they had their own adventure with the game then got rid of it or nothing happened.

Answer: This was my biggest gripe with the film - turns up on a French beach at the end of the first film and then one year later turns back up in Brantford? It's like they just wanted to make money so badly.

Question: What happens to Will's heart after the curse is broken? Last we saw it, at the end of "At World's End," Elizabeth had possession of it and promised to keep it safe. Did it just spontaneously return to Will at some point?

Answer: There was never any explanation other than Elizabeth kept it in the chest. As both the Elizabeth and Will characters are rumored to return in POTC 6, the question may be answered in that installment.

raywest Premium member

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Question: After Monica and Chandler moved to their new house, why in the world did Joey not move across the hall and take over that great apartment?

Answer: Joey wanted to move to LA and be a big actor for the longest time so getting the apartment was not a step in that direction.

Answer: Finances could be a major part. It's established that Monica gets the apartment dirt cheap from her aunt. And Joey struggles to afford the small apartment on his own as shown in other episodes.

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Question: How come Alan does not want to go to The Cliffside School for Boys?

Answer: Because it's a boarding school and he doesn't want to leave home and his friends. Next to that he is embarrassed the school dormitory has his family name.

lionhead

Question: How can I find out what old movies are are shown within the movie? I can't find the credits anywhere.

jsarirose

Answer: IMDB often has a "connection" section that has some of these trivia facts. "The Story of Ruth" (1960) was playing in the theater. But so far that's the only old movie played that is listed. "Mardi Gras" (1958) was seen on the marquee.

Bishop73

A Night in Sickbay - S2-E5

Question: Is the captain's dog still alive?

Answer: Yes. Porthos survives this episode, although many a viewers' sanity and the show's ratings were not so lucky.

Question: All of the deceased people rose from the Land of the Remembered to battle Chakal and the banditos. However, shouldn't they have been given their life back because they did?

Answer: No because they are not alive, they are still dead. They are only allowed to be in the living world because Xibalba, La Muerte, and Candle Maker allowed it.

Question: Why is Frank Castle's hideout in the sewers?

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Chosen answer: Because of the stink and water, it would be impossible for police dogs to track him. The sewers are also good for quick retreat and hiding.

John Cyr

Answer: With how many criminals Frank has killed, many of them would definitely want revenge. By hiding in the sewers, there's less chance of him or his hideout being discovered. If Frank lived anywhere above ground, his enemies would be able to find him more quickly and kill him.

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Question: Can't remember which episode, but when Celeste is put back into her body, she has a French accent and speaks French, but in previous episodes in the flashbacks she had a normal accent. Am I missing something?

Answer: She was in a different body.

Question: How many arrows did Hawkeye use in the movie?

ehtd

Answer: I wasn't counting every single one, but I'd say around 100-140.

New Dimensions - S1-E11

Question: I get that this may be an involved answer! They say the 2D beings are likely unaware of their presence, "because the cross-section is so small." But surely that doesn't really matter - a 3D person could be sliced in half by a wire the thickness of a hair, and they'd still be killed, so doesn't that apply to 2D being as well? They'll be leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, cutting buildings in half, etc., and none of them seem to care.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: The book "Flatland", which is mentioned in the show, is a real book that may answer your questions in full (it's the story of a 3-D being experiencing the 2-D world and the 1-D world). In the 2-D world, there is no height, so there's no way to slice anything in half (horizontally). A being living in the 2-D world sees any object or being as a line (it's messy, but the lines have thickness, just not height, but all thickness is the same). So if the Orville was seen, it would only be seen 2 dimensionally and be seen as a line and others beings could just move out of the way. While there were buildings in "Flatland", perhaps this world doesn't have any, or the Orville didn't bump into any. There is death in "Flatland" when a being isn't careful and is poked, but these are usually by lines and triangles and the Orville would more like the circles and not in danger of poking anything.

Bishop73

Question: 2 questions 1. Anyone know what style or even specific pair of shoes John wore? When he stepped out of the car right at the start of the movie 2. Why were the audience members at the coronation calmer with all the shooting as compared to the nightclub people from the first movie?

Answer: 1. Florsheim cap-toe bluchers per Google search. Bluchers are less formal than Balmorals. Get a pair of cap-toe Balmorals with no broguing. 2. Random strangers vs criminals.

Question: Why would the five lead characters need to be avatars if Alan Parrish was just himself when he was in the game for 26 years?

Answer: Because in original Jumanji it was a board game and Alan's piece was an elephant. The game sucked Alan in until Sarah or other players rolled a 5 or 8 - at this point he would return and continue playing with the elephant piece. In new Jumanji it's a video game, tricking the players in by choosing avatars, then sealing their fate of having to play Jumanji. Alan wasn't supposed to be in the game for so long - it was an incentive for Sarah to keep playing. The game just wants to be played.

Question: Near the end of the movie, we see Sandman is capable of transforming into a gust of sand and flying away. Why didn't he just do this down in the sewer when he started to notice Spider-Man releasing the big pipe of water?

Answer: There is no wind in the sewers. Sandman can't fly on his own, he travels on the wind.

MasterOfAll

Answer: He was frightened, not thinking straight, and didn't have time to properly react. There simply wasn't enough time for him to process what was happening and do what needed to be done.

Question: When Harry hit his head and got amnesia, how far back did it go? He gets the idea that his father somehow died, but isn't sure how.

Answer: His memory is foggy. It doesn't seem to have much rhyme or reason. He seems to remember most of his life up to about the time his father died, but only snippets of it- he doesn't remember blaming Spidey for his father's death, for example. There's probably not a specific cut-off date, so much as his memory is just overall hazy.

Question: I have read the books and watched the movies countless times but this part I still don't get; why was Christian so upset when he found out that Ana was a virgin? Neither the book(s) nor the movie expresses this in detail.

Answer: Christian was sensitive and compassionate enough to not want a young virgin to have her first-ever sexual encounter be a kinky S&M experience. It would have left Ana without any comparison of what a normal (or vanilla) sexual relationship was like. Christian liked introducing experienced women to a different type of sexuality, something Ana would be unable to compare it to.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why does Peter seem to be so vacuous in this movie compared to the last two? He cheated on Mary Jane at the Key to the City ceremony, and basically ignored Dr. Connors about the dangers of the symbiote.

Answer: In the beginning of the film, he's become too prideful and egotistical now that Spider-Man is "accepted" and his personal life is in order. So he's not acting quite like himself. Then, when the Symbiote latches onto him, he becomes worse due to it's drug-like influence. He eventually learns humility and goes back to being himself by the end of the film.

Answer: The symbiote itself has a detrimental effect on Peter and the way he behaves.

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