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Road to the North Pole - S9-E7

Question: During the "All I Really Want For Christmas" song, Meg says "softer voices in my head." There is an image of Bin Laden and a woman. Who is the woman? I thought it was Barbara Streisand, but I am not sure.

Chosen answer: The woman is Bette Midler.

Greg Dwyer

Show generally

Question: Could someone translate into English the chant that Laverne and Shirley do at the start of every episode?

Chosen answer: After counting to 8, the next two words are yiddish. A "schlemiel" is an inept clumsy person. A "schlimazel" is a chronically unlucky person. For example, if you are in a restaurant, and you see a waiter spill soup on a customer, the schlemiel is the waiter who spilled the soup, and the schlimazel is the guy who got the soup spilled onto him (and the schmegeggie - not part of the chant - is the doormat who gets stuck paying the check!). Hasenpfeffer is a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit. Pfeffer is not only the name of a spice, but also of a dish where the animal's blood is used as a gelling agent for the sauce. All of it is just a silly phrasing that's part of a children's game.

Michael Albert

Question: Why did Hermione and Harry try to stop Ron from getting Scabbers back? They surely don't want their best friend's pet to go missing? They couldn't have been worried about getting caught since they were so far away?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: For one, students are forbidden to be outside the castle at night and, second, it was believed that Sirius Black was hunting Harry because he wanted to kill him, making it dangerous for Harry to be out. The dementor guards are also roaming the castle grounds, and Dumbledore had warned students that they cannot not distinguish friend from foe. They had already attempted to attack Harry twice. Also, if Harry, Ron, and Hermione were caught being outside, they would also get in trouble for having been at Hagrid's right before Buckbeak's execution. Students would not be allowed to be present at an event like that.

raywest Premium member

Question: How did the Paris police find the hotel Jason and Marie stayed in while in Paris?

Chosen answer: A earlier scene shows the police found Marie's car, presumably they then checked all the hotels in the nearby area and the hotelier recognised Jason and Marie.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Why does Wolverine tell Ginsen that he tried to kill his daughter? I thought only her fiancé called the Yakuza to kill her (unbeknownst to her father).

ricardoglez22

Chosen answer: Shingen and Mori conspired to have Mariko killed. Shingen felt slighted by his father for leaving the company to his granddaughter and not his son.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How did Malcolm, Shorty, Sophia, and Peg get caught for their crimes? Also, was the water turned off because of the police arresting Malcolm and Shorty? And where's Rudy? I didn't see him arrested.

Chosen answer: It was Rudy who called the police. He was double crossing his partners and making off with the loot from their crime spree.

Question: What exactly is the reason Dolarhyde is killing people?

Chosen answer: By killing people, he believes he is "changing" them for the better, and that his use of such power will aid his transformation into the Great Red Dragon.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: At the end when the main character is in hospital, he speaks to a vision of his wife. He says something in Danish, but I can't find a subtitled version anywhere. Does anyone know what he says?

Purple_Girl

Chosen answer: In pursuit of the answer to your question, I have looked up and found screenwriter Peter Asmussen on Facebook, and directed your question to him. If and when he responds, and if nobody else has provided a translation by then, I will post an update here.

Michael Albert

Ouroboros - S7-E3

Question: If in Kochanski's universe, Kochanski was the one put in stasis, why did Holly make a hologram of Lister? Wouldn't Holly have made a hologram of someone who drove her crazy like Lister's Holly did with Rimmer? In Kochanski's universe, would Kochanski's future self not tell her that she is going to hook up with Lister, as it happened in Lister's universe? Does this mean Kochanski in Lister's universe secretly had feelings for him all along?

dollors

Chosen answer: In Lister's universe, Holly told Lister that he brought Rimmer back because he spent the most time with him, sharing fourteen million words with each other and that he was the best choice to keep Lister sane. It was nothing to do with who drove Lister crazy the most. In Kochanski's universe, Holly would have brought Lister back as a hologram for more or less the same or similar reason. Holly would likely have seen Lister as the one in Kochanski's universe to keep her the most sane. As for the future self, it is unknown whether or not Kochanski would have met her future self in her universe. All that's known is Kochanski survived the ship disaster and Lister was brought back as a hologram and anything could have happened in that time. Whether or not Kochanski had feelings for Lister in his universe will remain unknown. It is probable that she did not, though it is shown in Stasis Leak that she got married to a version of Lister five years onwards and would definitely had feelings for that version of Lister.

Casual Person

Question: What was up with the kissing of Kent Winkdale (the host) in the game show "Pig in a poke"?

Chosen answer: Kent was a parody of Richard Dawson and other classic game show hosts; Richard Dawson was well known (and somewhat notorious) for kissing all female contestants when he hosted "Family Feud" in the 1970s and 1980s.

zendaddy621

Question: Is there any difference between the North American and British versions? Such as censorship.

Question: After Maurice finished his invention at the beginning, where was he heading?

Chosen answer: He tells Belle that he is going to a fair but he doesn't say where it is.

Homecoming - S3-E8

Question: What did David's mother die from?

Chosen answer: An illness, although it's never stated what kind of illness. David blames his dad for her death because his father never took her to the hospital. So in all likelihood, her illness was never diagnosed anyways and David might not even have known what it was.

Bishop73

Question: During the elevator fight scene, why was Rex scared of Zurg and his ion blaster? He must have known that Zurg was just a toy, and that he couldn't really hurt Utility Belt Buzz.

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Rex has played so much of the Buzz Lightyear video game that his concept of what is real and what is fake is a little skewed. Having a alternate Buzz with them, that does not believe he is a toy, does not help matters.

Question: On what grounds could the judge fire Lizzie? She didn't do anything wrong and when she got to the courtroom, she explained why she was late.

Chosen answer: Being late and unreliable is what she did wrong. It's possible it was a pattern and she was warned about her tardiness before and not just a one time thing. Even though we can only speculate this, since that is all we see, it makes sense and adds to showing her life spiraling downwards.

Bishop73

Question: Why was Otis trying to get rid of Alvey with an explosive rattle and traps?

Chosen answer: Otis had been feeling neglected because Tim hasn't had as much time for him ever since Alvey was born, so he attempted to take Alvey out of the picture so he could have Tim all for himself.

Casual Person

Question: Who exactly are the masked cult of which the Sheriff is a member, shown at the beginning when he unmasks and demands that Robin's father join them or die? If memory serves, the cult and the Sheriff's affiliation with them isn't referenced again at any point in the film. I know the Sheriff and the Witch are dark magic practitioners, but that was suggested to be a private thing between them in the bowels of the castle.

Purple_Girl

Chosen answer: The masked men weren't part of a cult, they were the Sheriff's soldiers, the same ones that Robin meets when he first returns home. They are just in hoods and masks to appear intimidating while trying to kill the noblemen, like Locksley.

Bishop73

Question: Did the Comedian know that he was the biological father of Laurie/Silk Spectre II? His interaction with her during a flashback doesn't seem to indicate so, but since Sally knew the truth of the matter, wouldn't the Comedian have at least some suspicion that he was Laurie's father?

zendaddy621

Chosen answer: Yes he knew, when he first meets Laurie and Sally scolds him for talking to her he is distraught and asks why he can't talk to his own... he cuts off there but he is saying he knows she's his daughter.

lionhead

Question: Exactly what was Otto expecting his demonstration to do?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Essentially he created a nuclear fusion machine to produce energy, more efficiently than anything else on Earth. Currently, nuclear power plants work by nuclear fission, the splitting of atoms to produce energy. Fusion is the combing of atoms to produce energy and is how the Sun (and all stars) works. Which is why Otto says "the power of the sun, in the palm of my hands".

Bishop73

Question: Tavington says he can never go back to England. Why?

Chosen answer: Because he would be viewed as a dishonorable, brutal, un-British man for the extremely immoral things he is about to do (e.g., burn a church filled with women and children), and would be shunned by society. He's willing to do this in exchange for a manor and land in America when (as he believes will happen) the British win the war.

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