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Question: What is the translation of the Chinese drinking game Roy and Chon play?

Chosen answer: One crab with eight feet, painted horns - what a big crab./ Blinking eyes, shrinking head,/ crawling, crawling everywhere./ Two and Two, who should drink?/ Three and three, who drink first?/ Five and Five, who should drink?/ Two and two, you drink first.

Macalou

Question: I'm looking for the title and performer of one of the songs from "Lost and delirious"; it's played when Paulie is going to visit the bird for the first time, and then the same song is played again when the credits roll. I've tried most of the songs listed in the credits but I haven't found the one I'm looking for. Can anyone help me?

Chosen answer: It is apparently an original work called 'Ensemble vocal d'Outremont' by Foley artist Jérome Décarire. Foley is the sound effects used in film and television production. For example, a foley library consists of a data bank of available sounds. A foley technician will create sounds that do not exist in the library.

Macalou

Question: I have a question about the scene where Sidney receives the ham from the President. At the theatre I believe someone read the note aloud, but my video cut that part. Does anyone know what the note said?

Chosen answer: Sydney mouths the words to the note and laughs, but she doesn't say the words outloud.

ChiChi Premium member

The Rowdyruff Boys - S1-E12

Question: The Episode titled The Rowdyruff Boys was banned from YTV in Canada. Why?

Chosen answer: A representative for the broadcast company refused to say why, only that it was the "content" of the episode. A search of the term 'rowdyruff' on a search engine returns a multitude of XXX related sites. Perhaps this may lean to an explanation.

Macalou

Question: When the Witch King and the main orc are looking at Minas Tirith from Osgiliath, the Witch King says, "Do not stop the attack until the city is taken..." and so on, but I couldn't catch what the orc said after that, followed by the Witch King saying, "I will break him." What does he say?

Chosen answer: He says "What of the white wizard?".

Azureth

Question: Can anybody tell me the name of the song that it played right at the opening? It's not on the soundtrack and I can't find it anywhere else. Plus, I'd also be really happy to know the song that is played when Rome and Brian get into the bar, because it's not on the soundtrack either, but still rocks.

Chosen answer: If you are talking about the one that is played while the Universal logo is still on, it is 'Like A Pimp' by David Banner. As far as the other one, try www.imdb.com and search for this movie. When you get there, go to 'soundtrack listing' and it will display a list of every song played in the movie, whether it was on the soundtrack or not.

T Poston

Question: A trivia entry for this movie reads: "One of the droids in the arena battle has 1138 written on his back." Forgive my ignorance, but this means... what, exactly?

Macalou

Chosen answer: George Lucas first movie (made in college I think) was called THX-1138. It is referenced from time to time in a lot of his movies.

Grumpy Scot

The Regina Monologues - S15-E4

Question: Whatever happened to the scene where Prime Minister Tony Blair hands Homer a cup of tea and Homer pours it on the carpet behind his back? I saw a picture of this in a newspaper and I was slightly disappointed this didn't appear.

Chosen answer: A lot of scenes are filmed for the show and cut out for various reasons, yet still make it into ads for the show. This was probably one of them.

Xofer

Question: When Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey are at the laundromat, they are playing cards. All of a sudden the old man in the background starts laughing. Then Bette and Barbara start laughing? Is this a laugh fest?

Chosen answer: The man laughs because he is mentally challenged, and Bette and Barbara just begin to laugh at him. A bit un-PC.

Ral0618

Question: In the scene where she is walking home in the rain after visiting her prostitute friend, in the background you can see 3 huge "tank" like structures. They are made twice as high by open girder and cable contraptions. The same things can be seen in the movie, "Spider", starring Ralph Fiennes. What are they?

Chosen answer: Gas storage tanks.

J I Cohen

Question: I was just wondering if anyone knew the name of the song that Sam Rockwell does the snazzy little dance to near the end of the movie?

Chosen answer: If it is the one I am thinking about, it is called Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch.

T Poston

Wither Canada? - S1-E2

Question: Does anyone know what the killer joke (German version anyway) translates to in English? I tried running it through BabelFish, but it still made no sense.

Xofer

Chosen answer: Fortunately for the entire English speaking world, there is no translation. It is not real German.

jle

Question: Julia Roberts refers to the term "snow blowing" and states that she heard it described in a movie. Is this really a reference to a movie?

Chosen answer: You can see the reference in Kevin Smith's first movie Clerks. Whether or not she's referencing that particular movie or not is debatable.

Nikki

Question: Is the Mirage an actual casino? I know the MGM Grand and the Bellagio are.

Chosen answer: Yes it is. 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. It is kinda shaped like a Y on the Vegas strip about half way.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: Can anyone translate the lyrics of the song that the woman in club Selensio is singing? Or at least the meaning of the lyrics.

Chosen answer: The song is Roy Orbison's "Crying". Lyrics can be found at "http://www.lyricsdepot.com/roy-orbison/crying.html"

jle

Question: At the start of the film, when Cameron is in Ms Perky's office she tells him Padua won't be any different from his old school and then points at the window. What does she say at this point?

Chosen answer: She says "Same little a*s-wipe sh*t for brains everywhere."

princesskelli

Show generally

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the episode in which Henry Blake is killed? Also, which series does this episode appear in?

Chosen answer: He dies in the last episode of Season 3, entitled "Abyssinia, Henry".

jle

Alone Again Natura-Diddly - S11-E14

Question: In the scene that shows Maude's funeral they show tombstones of previous Simpsons characters that have been killed. I had seen the episodes that had featured the deaths of Bleeding Gums Murphy, Grandpa's girlfriend and Frank Grimes but not Dr. Marvin Monroe. Is there an actual episode where they show the death of Dr. Marvin Monroe? It would be very helpful if you can show all the necessary information (episode name, season, storyline etc.)

Chosen answer: They don't actually have an episode that shows Dr. Monroe's death. Besides the tombstone, the only mentions of his death are in Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part II), when they have the Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital, and a brief mention in the The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular. This link gives the explanation: http://www.snpp.com/guides/lisa-3.html3.3.2

Kathy Tjarks

Question: During the battle at Minas Tirith, what are those red dots that flash in the center of the screen? They appear when one of Gondor's catapults is fired, then when a couple of the orc's catapults are fired, also when the tower door is lowered for the orcs that attack Gandalf & Pippin.

Chosen answer: The red dots you see are part of a really stupid scheme to foil internet piracy of movies. They are known as the CAPS code and were developed by Kodak. Lately they have been showing up more and more often in films. A good discussion can be seen at http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=162471 if you are interested in learning more.

Phil C.

Question: Does anyone know why this is the only Tim Burton film for which Danny Elfman hasn't written the score? All I can think is that time-wise it might have clashed with Black Beauty, but I'd like to know a definite reason.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: According to Tim Burton in an interview at the time, they were "taking a little vacation from each other", - he also said that he was not sure what the situation between them was, which certainly implied a falling out. Danny Elfman is a bit more open, describing what happened as "a family feud" - he says that after working on six films together in ten years, they had a bit of a creative fallout, which led to Howard Shore doing the music for Ed Wood. Afterwards, according to Elfman, they realised that they missed working together and went back to collaborating happily.

Tailkinker Premium member

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