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So Totally Spaced Out / Microphoney - S3-E9

Question: Why do the giggle pies keep tickling Timmy? It didn't seem to matter to the plot at all.

Chosen answer: Neither do Cosmo's random comments, but they're funny.

Question: In one of the trailers for King Arthur there is a scene with Arthur kneeling on the ground on his knees in the field with all the mounds, holding Excalibur and saying 'Lord, guide my hand and Excalibur' (you can find it in the new trailer on the 'King Arthur' website), but this scene never appeared in the film, why?

Chosen answer: This often happens. The director chooses scenes for the trailer, then decides to cut them from the theatrical version of the film. Look for it in the deleted scenes section of the DVD when it is released.

Question: During the gambling game at the beginning, one of the rules is 'an open man can't see a blind man'. This seems an insane rule - it means that as soon as one player has their first win, and thus has more money than everyone else at that instant, he should always play blind. If others play open, they can't call him (that would be 'seeing' him), they lose if they fold, so all they can do is raise - and since he has more money, he can then raise back, and keep going until they are unable to raise further (and have to fold, because they still can't 'see' him). The only way to prevent this is to play blind themselves, so after the first win, EVERYONE would play blind. Is this really what's intended?

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Chosen answer: If you are playing blind, you obviously aren't allowed to see your cards, nor exchange any cards. So if I'm playing open, I've seen my cards (and only me) and after the first round of betting I can exchange some or all of my cards. Statistically I'm now going to have a much greater chance of having a better hand than the blind man. Both players know who's likely to have the best hand, so it's a very brave gambler that plays blind for more than a couple of rounds. Imagine betting hundreds or thousands of pounds on cards that you haven't seen versus a hand that your opponent has managed look at and change. The rule an open man can't see a blind man tries to even up the odds, and make the game more interesting. It's literal seeing, rather than poker terminology.

Question: There are two scenes in the movie when the Hulk talks. Who did the voice for this?

Chosen answer: That is an altered version of Eric Bana's voice.

Question: I just want to know when the girl flips over her boyfriend in the sex scene what in the world is she supposed to be doing?

Chosen answer: Sticking her finger up his bottom. I believe it is mentioned in one of the commentaries.

Homebodies - S4-E3

Question: How did Suzanna die at the end? To shoot herself, outside of her house, after just being to the grocery store is ludicrous, but what parents who were told, "Go to the cops and we kill you" – wouldn't take Suzanna away and try to figure out some protection from this person still on the loose? Why the same people who lied to the police the day after the home invasion apparently felt that it would be safer to gallivant about in public (i.e. to the grocery store) with Suzanna, after the home invader was on the loose doesn't make sense. Can someone please explain this?

Chosen answer: She was killed by the two perpetrators. Since she failed to identify them in the line-up (too scared), she and/or her parents must have thought that they were "safe."

Question: It was mentioned that a deleted scene/shot featured a raptor escaping the ship as it crashes into the dock. What was supposed to happen to the raptor? Were there scenes planned with the raptor attacking people in the city? Was it a feeble attempt at setting up for sequels?

Chosen answer: In the book, the raptor was not discovered by the crew. It was spotted by Tim and Lex back on land. The y radioed to the crew and the boat turned around. And this scene actually coms from the book "Jurassic Park," not "Lost World."

Question: What is the song playing after Jamie Foxx stops for the coyote to cross the street?

Chosen answer: "Shadow on the Sun" by Audioslave.

Question: What's the name of the song when Vinny and Lisa make their first appearance in the town?

Chosen answer: The song is called "Mind Your Own Business" By Clivilles & Cole.

Show generally

Question: Have Matt Groenning or the producers of the show had any problem due to the humor based in the constant references to the religions?

Chosen answer: The Simpsons creators get annoyed messages all the time from people who hate the language to even the religious jokes. I don't believe any religion has specifically bad-mouthed them for their jokes, because most people recognise they're just that - jokes. Scenes with Catholic & Protestant Priests fighting are just jokes, and are very clear.

Season 1 generally

Question: In the last few episodes of series 1, Horatio tells a few people that they will be spending the next few years a jail. But sometimes he says a 6x6 cell and others a 6x9 cell. So I was wondering do the sizes of cells usually differ or was it just a slip of the tongue?

Chosen answer: Yes, sizes of jails differ.

Question: Does anyone know why there are armadillos running around inside Dracula's castle?

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Chosen answer: If memory serves, that version was filmed in Mexico and they used the same sets to film the Spanish version AT THE SAME TIME. English crew on days, Mexican crew at night. Being the desert there would be armadillos and I'm sure the crew thought they'd make good rats or something. Wouldn't you find some sort of exotic wildlife living in Castle Dracula?

Question: On the 10th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, why does the widescreen disc have 22 chapters, while the full screen disc only has 8?

Chosen answer: With eight chapters you can't always find the precise moment of the movie, though with 22 chapters you can find the moment you wish to view easier without having to chose the closest chapter and wait 5-10 minutes. More and more new DVDs have a high number of chapters.

Question: When Puss in Boots is brandishing his sword at Shrek for the first time I keep thinking Donkey's line about Puss having a piece is supposed to be a reference to some gangster film. Problem is I can't remember any where this particular line (or something similar) pops up so which is it?

Chosen answer: This isn't really based on any one gangster film, but all gangster movies. The Mafia (at least in films) refer to a gun as a piece, so the joke is that the sword is the medieval equivalent.

Question: When Lolita enters Humbert's room for the very first time, she asks him if she's getting a zit. According to Google, zit was used to define a pimple circa 1966. The movie takes place in 1947. Was the slang used back then?

Chosen answer: It could have been. Lolita might have used a relatively new term, and also how can one really pinpoint the first time a term was used? Maybe it was more mainstream in 1966, but kids could have been using the expression for several years.

Question: Does anyone know the name/artist of the song that plays near the end of the movie when David (Tom) is about to jump and while he is falling? I was thinking Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space by Spritualized, but it turns out that's from a different part.

Chosen answer: It's from an Icelandic band called "Sigur Ros", and it is not on the soundtrack (although another one of their songs is - one from earlier in the movie). It's from their 2002 album titled "()" - yes two parenthesis, it's on track 4, but is an untitled song. You can get the album on Amazon.com or in any Borders or Barnes and Noble.

Question: There's a line in the song "Don't cry for me Argentina" that I don't understand. It sounds like she's singing "though I'm dressed up to the ninth at sixes and sevens with you". What does this mean? If I've misheard, what is she actually singing?

Chosen answer: Lyric is: "You won't believe me/ All you will see is a girl you once knew/Although she's dressed up to the nines/ At sixes and sevens with you"..... "Dressed up to the nines" basically means "all spiffed up" in formal clothing. "At sixes and sevens" is "to be confused". Not to be too literal, but Eva (an actress) is portraying herself as a poor Argentine girl (one of the working class people), dressed up for her role leading the country, but confused about the relationship with the people. As indicated in other lines of this song, she craves the love of the people, and needs to be seen as one of them.

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Question: After the Ring has been destroyed we see the reactions from the Fellowship members. Pippin is kneeling on the ground, sobbing Frodo's name. Is he crying out of joy because Frodo succeeded or is he crying because he thinks Frodo died in the process?

Chosen answer: Probably both. It's something he would have very mixed emotions about.

Krista

Question: What do the frogs stand for? Is it a biblical reference, or could the screenwriters just not think of a better way to wrap up?

Chosen answer: It's much debated the exact meaning, but it's kind of a reference saying that seemingly impossible things do happen. As we see later in the film, people stuck in similarly impossible situations might just have a chance of getting out of them.

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Question: When Frodo first finds the ring on the floor of Bilbo's house, Gandalf makes Frodo put the ring in an envelope and then seals it. Why does Gandalf do this? Was it to protect Frodo from having to physically touch the ring? If so, why didn't Frodo just carry the ring in an envelope in all three movies?

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Chosen answer: Gandalf tells Frodo to "Keep it secret. Keep is safe," when he puts the ring in the envelope. They want it packed away, out of sight and out of mind. When Frodo starts on his journey though, it's probably too risky to keep the ring anywhere but on his person. Otherwise it could get lost or stolen.

Krista

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