Answered questions about specific movies, TV and more

This page is for questions relating to a specific title. If you have a more general question, please check out the general movie questions section. Click the button below a question to answer it or click "edit" to correct a spelling mistake. Ask your questions here, and hopefully someone will answer soon. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back - S13-E13

Question: When the Myth Busters were testing whether higher ground does give you a huge advantage in sword fighting. Adam and Jamie do the sword fighting themselves, then they ask a sword fighting expert to train them. Why didn't they ask skilled sword fighters to do the fighting instead? It would have been much to easier to determine whether higher ground gives you an advantage by asking experts to do the fighting. Did it actually make sense to ask an expert train them instead of asking experts to do the fighting? If so why?

Chosen answer: Much of the show Adam and Jamie would do various tests themselves to see how much of an advantage something has. The idea being Jamie and Adam are not relying on skill but the advantage they are testing. Even though they do get some training, both their skill levels are essentially at 0. Plus, doing it themselves allows them the chance to talk about the experience. While the experts could have done the tests and discussed the results, some may wonder if the 2 experts were evenly matched to begin with.

Bishop73

Meg and Quagmire - S10-E10

Question: What does, "we heard a loon" mean?

Chosen answer: Loons are aquatic birds that make a very unique sound. Early, when Peter and Louis are going up to the cabin, Peter stops and gets out of the car to listen to a loon. It's just showing how easily Peter gets distracted because he's suppose to be hurrying to prevent Quagmire and Meg having sex. "We heard a loon" is what he writes in the guest book, which indicates he had a pleasant trip up to the cabin when really he should still be mad a Quagmire. I haven't found any joke or movie reference to the line, but it fits Peter.

Answer: It's Lois who writes "we heard the loon" to the guest book.

An App a Day - S14-E13

Question: Stewie asking "How'd you get all those cuts on your butt?" Is this a joke/reference that went over my head?

Chosen answer: Old people usually have poorly maintained butts for some reason. I work at a hospital, and it's the first place they check for sores.

Question: Throughout the movie we rarely see Clayton reload his gun. It looks like a twin barrel shotgun. During the final fight between Tarzan and Clayton how could he have fired more than 2 rounds without reloading it?

Chris Thomson

Chosen answer: Simply put he couldn't. It's a clear mistake.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Who is the girl Mike Tyson is sleeping with in the end credits photos?

Chosen answer: Nobody in particular. Just a random woman he slept with.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Where did they get their training? I assume Christmas was SAS, but what about everyone else?

Chosen answer: The back stories of the individual members of the team have never been elaborated upon. It is never stated where the members received training.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Did the Morehead state game against Marshall in 1971 happen as shown in the movie? How did Morehead state score their touchdowns in the actual game?

Chosen answer: According to Wikipedia: "For the season opener, the team visited the Morehead State Eagles for the I-64 Rivalry. Despite losing 29-6, the [Thundering] Herd (Marshall's team nickname) managed to score late in the game with Reggie Oliver's touchdown pass to Tom Smyth, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd." I have been unable to find a play-by-play account of the Morehead State touchdowns.

Michael Albert

Question: When Josh is in the further looking for Dalton, what is the deal with the family that looks like mannequins and has the creepy smiles? Why does the one girl shoot the family? Is there any back story on it?

Chosen answer: It's implied that the girl went crazy and killed her family, but it's not really elaborated on. They're just some of the many spirits to be trapped in and haunt the Further, likely due to the violent nature of their deaths.

Question: What was the main antagonist's name? And what are his motives for trying to kill the president?

Chosen answer: Suarez is the name of the main antagonist. His motivations for the assassination attempt are never mentioned.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What was Lokar hiding? And why did he want to keep it a secret?

Chosen answer: Lokar was conducting a genocidal campaign against the Bosniak population, a severe war crime. The photos of the mass grave would have exposed him.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When Channing Tatum fixes the chain on the gate in the time replay, why does he yank the West Virginia insignia off the gate? Where is it used? Does the film explain why this is important?

bikeloveny

Chosen answer: There was nothing wrong with the gate, he set the sign up to cover the laser sensor so the gate wouldn't open, this held them up and gave Logan time he needed to load the other bags. He yanked the chain to make it look like the chain was caught and causing the problem.

Question: Did Eric Stoltz dye his hair blonde for this film? His natural hair colour is red, but it looks lighter in this film.

EK8829

Chosen answer: His hair is not blonde in this film. It is the lighting that makes it appear so.

MasterOfAll

Question: How did Andy know that it was Claude who bit him?

Joey221995

Chosen answer: When Andy is fighting Claude in the subway car, he looks at Claude's right shoulder and see a wound on it. He suddenly remembers back in the sewers of Paris how he took a part of a broken gate and stabbed a werewolf with it giving it the very same wound.

Question: What was with that scene when Sidney was going through her closet and a dramatic change in music occurred. Did something in the background occur that I didn't see? Was there nothing?

Chosen answer: The dramatic change in music is a red herring and arguably an example of foreshadowing. Initially, the unsettling music was supposed to trick viewers into thinking Ghostface was in the closet when Sidney first opened it. Later on though, Ghostface hides in the same closet before attacking Sidney.

Question: How did chief survive getting hit by a train, and falling down, and only ending up with an injured leg?

Chosen answer: He fell into the water so he could have very easily broken his leg on something in the water like a rock.

Question: Is it true that the Jamaica bobsled team performed poorly at first during training as shown in in the film?

Chosen answer: The real Jamaican team performed poorly throughout the Olympics and did not finish.

Greg Dwyer

Question: I know Patton really did slap a soldier named Bennett. I have two questions. Firstly, is the dialogue in the scene where Patton slapped Bennett accurate? Secondly, was Bennett really a coward?

Chosen answer: The entire slapping incident is surprisingly accurate, including the second slap knocking off Bennett's helmet. The dialogue is not verbatim but the scene is accurate in spirit. By today's standards Bennett would not be considered a coward. He suffered from what we call today post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During Patton's time PTSD was called "shell shock" or other terms and was not treated with the same compassion as today. Patton himself did not believe in the concept of shell shock and thought men like Bennett were simply cowards.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: John McClane wraps a fire hose around his waist, and uses it to jump 100 feet until the coil catches the lip of the building, the hose catches him. Wouldn't that have seriously injured him, given the inelastic materiel which fire hoses are made of, and the fact that he was not wearing a safety harness?

Chosen answer: In reality, yes tying a fire hose (or any rope strong enough to hold your weight for that matter) around your waist and using it as shown in the film could cause serious injury. It was worth it to try, however because staying where he was would have meant certain death when the bomb explodes.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How did Sauron take the form of a fiery eye? Isn't he powerless without the ring?

Chosen answer: Most of Sauron's power was poured into the One Ring, but not all of it. Sauron cannot take a true physical form until the ring is returned to him but he can still use his power to form the eye to keep watch over Middle Earth.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How does Sauron know Frodo has the ring? He doesn't even know who Frodo is.

Chosen answer: He doesn't. He only knows that someone named "Baggins" from the Shire has the ring. He learns this from torturing Gollum. He sends the ringwraiths to the Shire to search for it, and they sense it enough to figure out who has it.

Jason Hoffman

Share

Follow