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Wherefore Art Thou, Bobby? - S2-E5

Question: What does scenery chewing mean?

Chosen answer: It is another term for bad acting. Over-emoting, hamming it up...

Rlvlk

Question: The Nightmare on Elm Street films often make reference to Freddy committing numerous child murders before his death, but getting off 'on a technicality.' Are any details of this ever provided? Are we ever told why or how Freddy killed all these children?

Chosen answer: Nancy's mother tells her in the first film that "someone forgot to sign the search warrant, and Krueger went free". In other words, the basement where he had killed his victims was searched illegaly, so the case against him was rejected. Nancy's mother then goes on to showing her Freddy's knife-glove that she had taken from the place they lynched him, so we can safely assume that he used the glove on his first victims as well. As for why he did it... In the sixth film we are shown glimpses of Freddy's childhood, growing up without a mother, with an abusive father, bullied and harassed at school etc. This is a typical example on how to create a violent sociopath, and many (but not all) serial killers come from similar backgrounds.

Twotall

Question: Is there any reason why Passe-partout and the Wright Brothers don't appear together? Were the filmmakers afraid people would get confused and think they were watching "Shanghai Noon"?

Chosen answer: Might be. But most unlikely. Many actors who have played in the same movies often "bump" into eachother in other movies as well. The most reasonable explanation that Passepartout doesn't meet up with the Wright Brothers is that his character is not needed in the scene between Fogg and the Wright Brothers.

Mortug Premium member

Question: Why does Mace Windu have a purple lightsabre when every other good guy has green or blue ones?

Chosen answer: Samuel L Jackson wanted a distinctive lightsaber, so asked George Lucas if he could have a purple one - Lucas decided that there was no hard and fast rule that said that Jedi had to go with green or blue, so he allowed it. As for the story rationale, Mace Windu saw a vision of himself with a purple lightsaber and travelled to the planet Hurikane where purple lightsaber crystals naturally grow, and was gifted several as a gift for helping the local populace.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: At the end of one episode, Picard orders the helmsman to set course for "Archer 4." What TNG episode did Picard say this in?

Chosen answer: It's the beginning of "Yesterday's Enterprise".

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Where might I be able contact Brad Silberling? I have tried searching the Web and Paramount's website with no success.

Chosen answer: You should be able to contact him care of Paramount. Find the Paramount address, and write that on an envelope. And at the top, simply add "Brad Silberling C/O" (with "C/O" next to "Paramount"). If/when they receive it, they should forward it to him.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: Is it true that Harrison Ford stapled his hat to his head so that it would not fall off? I've heard its a myth but also that it was true.

Chosen answer: This started because of an outtake from the movie. Harrison Ford pretends to staple his hat to his head because it keeps blowing off for a particular scene, then they show the scene again and his hat doesn't blow off. Being that Harrison Ford is neither insane nor displays masochistic tendencies, I think it's safe to say that this is untrue.

Ingabritzen

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Question: I remember an episode where Barbara-Jean gets the same hairstyle Reba has. Can someone tell me which episode this is?

Chosen answer: I believe it was "Seeing Red" from season 2.

Karoo

Question: This may seem morbid, but does anyone know how Kurt put those scars on himself?

Chosen answer: Since he is a demon and does have sharp nails he could have easily done it to himself. I would think that he would have used his tail to do the ones that are located on his back and so forth. But to me his scars resemble that of a burn scar as if untreated it will "bubble" slightly if the burn is bad enough. Say for instance a cow being branded!

Rollin Garcia Jr

Question: In the film, is it mentioned why the killer left pictures of Maureen Prescott after each death?

Chosen answer: He's giving hints to who he is. Remember, the killer is Roman, Maureen's illegitimate son. She had him during a time in her life that no one else knew about, so the the pictures are Roman's way of leading everyone to what eventually becomes obvious.

Question: What's the ending in the UK version of the film? Is it different from the US version?

Chosen answer: The boy/mouse goes back to England with his Grandmother and he tells her that he managed to get all the Grand High Witch's money and book of witches. Then a witch comes along and changes him back to a boy.

cameron davies

Question: What is the name of the song playing when Will and Anna are walking through the private gardens?

Chosen answer: It's "When you say nothing at all" by Ronan Keating.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Question: What is the name of the first song in the end credits? It sounds a lot like it's by Shania Twain.

Chosen answer: It is, it's called "You've got a Way".

Tambil

Question: Does anybody know what city or state this takes place in?

Chosen answer: Covington, Pennsylvania. They live in the middle of Covington Woods.

Nature Pants / Opposite Day - S1-E9

Question: In "Opposite day", SpongeBob and Patrick starts talking, but nothing is understood. I think they're talking backwards. What are they saying?

Chosen answer: They are talking backwards, here is what they say: (*both laugh*) Spongebob: To get to the OPPOSITE side! - Patrick: I give up! -Spongebob: Hey, Patrick!

Lummie Premium member

Question: I understand why Ocean's group had to botch the heist at the end but why did they have to drag Tess into it if they already had the real egg? This would have removed the interesting twist where Julia Roberts plays Julia Roberts but other than that the second heist attempt seems unnecessary. Am I missing something?

Chosen answer: As evidenced from the first film and the sequel Danny Ocean was meticulous about every part of his heists and these botched attempts would fool Toulour into thinking they were failing to steal the "fake" egg. If the crew didn't make any attempts Toulour would know something was up. This was a large wager they had going between them and Toulour would be very suspicious as to why they weren't trying to steal the egg. Making them very public just enforced the fact that the crew had probably failed.

Lummie Premium member

Answer: When Danny and Rusty are shown visiting Le Marque to talk to him about the Night Fox and the whole elaborate plan, Le Marque says to them that they will have to keep up an elaborate show or the Night Fox will become suspicious. He (The Night Fox) was watching Danny and the others the whole time.Like mentioned above, if they didn't put on a show he would have become suspicious. The Night Fox had them arrested twice and was trying to trip them up at every chance he had. Remember he called Danny and said it was the Front Desk with his wake up call at 5am when it was 11:30 the night before? Then him and Rusty spent the rest of the night drinking wine and watching bad Italian-TV with reruns of Happy Days.

Question: What was the name of the music piece during the final car chase, the one where Bourne smashed Karl Urban's car into the wall, killing him and is it on the soundtrack?

Chosen answer: The final car-chase music is called 'Bim Bam Smash' and yes, it is on the soundtrack.

Shipper

Question: When Galadriel was handing out special gifts to the Fellowship, why wasn't Boromir given a gift?

Chosen answer: In the book, Boromir does recieve a gift from Galadrial, a belt of gold. But as far as the movie goes, you're right. Everyone except Boromir recieves a gift. Perhaps the filmakers wanted to get the point across that Galadrial had a sense of forboding from the start about Boromir betraying the fellowship. And she felt Boromir should not recieve a gift? Or, since each of the fellowship recieves a gift of some significance that comes in handy later in the trilogy, they felt it not necessary to show Boromir recieving his gift since he dies soon after at Amon Hen.

Question: I heard that the famous scene where Jim Carrey makes "the most annoying sound in the world" was an ad lib. Any truth to this?

Chosen answer: Apparently yes, he ad-libbed that line. There were a few other instances in the film where he supposedly adlibbed including the man on the moon line, and when he eats the condiments after eating the chillis.

Lummie Premium member

Question: I was talking with a friend and we were trying to figure out why the little birds and black hawks took off from the base and arrived at the city in such a tight and uniform formation. Wouldn't this have been a clear sign from miles away the Americans were up to something?

Chosen answer: While its minor, the militia does pick up that the Americans are up to something and they call each to warn everyone the Americans are heading their way. The best explanation as to why the helicopters and black hawks took off altogether was they wanted to give the militia as little time to organise an offense. The Americans' plan was to have helicopters land many of the troops on the ground to capture the prisoners and to give cover to the troops travelling by armored vehicles. As the film shows the Americans under-estimated the Somalians and their plans from the beginning were very questionable. In the film Tom Sizemore's character goes into detail after the briefing about all the problems including going in the day instead of night.

Lummie Premium member

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