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Question: Who Is Annette? Two Quotes: "Nobody's Jugs Are Bigger Than Annette's" and during the Sandra Dee song "Would you pull that crap with Annette"... My question is who is she?

Chosen answer: Annette Funicello, a movie star from the 50s who was known for her bosom and roles in beach/surfer themed movies. She was also one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club.


Question: I've just watched this movie, but I'm a bit puzzled by what happens with Dorian Grey...what's the thing with the painting and why does he decompose at the end? I'm not up on the novels these characters come from.

Chosen answer: In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian has a painting that reflects himself. But while the painting grows older, Dorian remains young - the opposite of real life. In the movie, another benefit of this was that Dorian remained impervious to harm while the painting was preserved. When he finally looks at it, the pattern reverses and his body finally reflects the reality depicted by the painting, causing him to age past his own death very quickly. The other characters are from Dracula (Mina Harker), King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain), The Invisible Man (Skinner, in concept if not in person), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Captain Nemo), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde). Some other characters also reflect classic literature, but these are the primaries.


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Question: During the Simpsons, characters have died and not come back as you would expect in real life. However, one character, Hans Moleman has been run over, been attacked by a drill and so on. How come he has not died?

Chosen answer: This is a recurring joke - Moleman should really be dead (he pops out of a grave in "Mother Simpson" and during the heatwave episode Dr. Hibbert find him cooling down in the morgue and says "Don't go too far", etc.) yet somehow isn't. It's a cartoon - don't look for too much reality.


Question: Can someone please tell me the significance of all the apples? They appear all through the movie and I don't get what they are supposed to mean. Please help answer this because it's driving me nuts.

Chosen answer: Barbarossa loves apples, but can't taste them because of the curse. He carries an apple around most of the time to remind him of humanity and takes one to the cave so that, as soon as he is released form the curse, he can eat it.


Question: What is the chant the Toros say after the other cheerleading team tells them they suck during the football game?

Chosen answer: If you're referring to the scene I think you are, the chant is "That's alright, that's OK, you're gonna pump our gas someday!"


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Question: What happened to Ben? He's been missing ever since series 7 or 8.

Chosen answer: He's hardly "missing" - he was only ever an occasional guest character. He has appeared once or twice, but since none of the plots really involve him, Carol or Susan, he hasn't been in it that much.


Question: How did Alex, from the first Final Destination die? Please explain in some detail.

Chosen answer: Few details are given - Clear says that he became a recluse while she looked after him, she being safe until he died or escaped Death again. Alex left the house (for some unknown reason) for the first time in months, a brick fell on him and he was killed.


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Question: I know Angel killed Darla in season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I could have sworn that she was brought back before Wolfram and Hart resurrected her in human form. Did they or am I just remembering flashbacks?

Chosen answer: Though Darla frequently appeared in flashbacks after Angel killed her (around Angel's rebirth, his gang, etc.), she was never raised from the dead until the end of season one of Angel (To Shanshu in LA).


Question: Sgt. Eversman says that none of it would have happened if Blackburn hadn't fallen. I don't understand in what way his fall started things.

Chosen answer: If he hadn't fallen they wouldn't have had to send men down to retrieve him with the stretcher etc., and they would have gotten out of the area immediately.

Nick N.

Question: What's the film the 2 guys are watching on the flat screen when the Merovingian's wife takes Neo to the Keymaker?

Chosen answer: The Brides of Dracula, made in 1960.


Question: I understood the racial slur about the car coming with a black man, But Will Smith is a black man, so what would be the difference?

Chosen answer: J probably requested a black "driver", but the point is a comment on DWB stops by police - Driving While Black, the fact that minorities are pulled over far more often statistically than white people.


Question: In Lockharts classroom, Hermione shouts "Imobulous" or something like it and all the pixies are frozen in mid air and can't move. Why don't Ron and Harry just use the same spell on the spiders when the spiders start to come after them?

Chosen answer: They're panicking and can't remember the spell. Hermione is the smarter and more level headed of the three, that's why she remembered it.


Question: Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it take Gandalf and Pippin a three day ride to Minas-Tirith? Because when Gandalf saves Faramir from the winged Nazgul, Faramir says he last saw Frodo and Sam in Ithilien 'not two days ago' (at the end of The Two Towers), so shouldn't he have last seen them at least FOUR days ago?

Chosen answer: Faramir saw Frodo and Sam 2 days before, and yes, it took Gandalf and Pippin 3 days to ride to Minas Tirith. However, the exact timescale of each story line is independent from the others, so the day Faramir last saw Frodo isn't the same day Gandalf and Pippin set off.


Question: If Malcolm was dead, how did he know all about Cole, and that he needed help? Where did he get all the info?

Chosen answer: The dead need to finish things on Earth before they can move on. In Malcolm's case, he needs to help Cole - making up for his failure to help Vincent Grey. In order to do this, he needs the relevant information, so it is supplied to him by whatever agency controls these things. As the dead are unaware of their condition, Malcolm receives the information as if it were another case file for him to work on.


An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig - S1-E5

Question: When the episode returns from the first commercial break with the kids at lunch, it is obviously all construction paper until Terrance shows up. Why is that?

Chosen answer: All of the South Park episodes are computer animated except for the first one, the construction paper effect is deliberate.

Sol Parker

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Question: Does anybody knows why Seinfeld did not accept to make one more season of his show? I'm sure money wasn't the problem...

Chosen answer: Seinfeld has claimed that he wanted to "go out on top". He was done with TV and wanted to venture back into stand-up comedy.


Question: Why was the DVD of Ed Wood pulled off the shelves in the US? I can only find it on eBay now.

Larry Koehn

Chosen answer: Because the Special Edition is about to be released. See

J I Cohen

The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - S15-E14

Question: In "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", Lisa mentions a website of hers when she's in the attic. Does anyone know the address? Did anyone visit the site?

Jane Doe

Chosen answer: The site is It doesn't exist.


Question: After the D-Day battle, Capt. Miller and the Colonel are discussing whatever. They keep mentioning something called "the 88's." What are the 88's?

Chosen answer: An "88" is a German 88-millimeter gun, a lethal and extremely versatile gun which was often thought of as the best gun in the war - on ANY side. It could appear on a tank, as an anti-tank gun, as an assault gun or as an anti-aircraft gun.

Phil C.

The Blessing Way (2) - S3-E1

Question: How exactly DID Mulder escape from the train car which CSM had flamed at the end of season 2?


Chosen answer: The hybrids kept prisoner in it were digging an escape tunnel. They were gassed before they could finish it. Mulder was able to finish digging out.

Grumpy Scot



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