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Question: What was Abby's power?

Chosen answer: She was a gifted prodigy of martial arts.

Purple_Girl

Perfect School (2) - S3-E12

Question: What was Brian talking about with the sheep over in Scotland after he found out about the schools' plan?

Chosen answer: He is referring to Dolly the sheep who was cloned.

The Serpent's Lair (3) - S2-E1

Question: OK, so we're all familiar with the whole 'gate priority system, which was ignored by the producers so they could give Earth a second Stargate for some epic foreshadowing of the episodes Nemesis and Redemption Pt. 2. So here goes. Why, when you take that gate priority into consideration, was the SGC able to gate to the Alpha site to start evacuating the "best and brightest" when the 'gate Apophis brought to Earth, presumably to block any outgoing wormholes, had a DHD hooked up? I get that it was necessary to give Daniel and the scum-sucking, overdressed, boom-box-voice, snake-in-the-head, seventh-on our-increasingly-long-list-of-dead-bad-guys (as of Threshold) a way off the Ha'tak before it exploded, but its functionality should have said "NO!" to the SGC's attempts to gate out.

Chosen answer: The gate with priority is the one that will be activated when gating TO Earth. You can still gate out with any available stargate. The plan to prevent escape involves Apophis dialing from his Ha'tak so that a second wormhole can't be opened from SGC.

Question: What was the purpose of Nux's idea concerning overturning one single tree?

Chosen answer: The truck was stuck in the sand and they had to use the tree to winch it out - the tree was used as an anchor. The weight of the truck and soft sand pulled the tree out.

Question: Why did Frank's co-worker (whom he sent flowers to) file a sexual harassment complaint against Frank, when she appeared interested in him?

MekuCube

The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Question: When we first see Mrs Bing on TV, Jay Leno mentions that she recently got arrested and asks how it came about. Her response is "occasionally, after being intimate with a man, I just get a craving for Kung Pao chicken" This gets a lot of cheers and laughter from the audience and Chandler shouts "that's too much information!" at the TV. What was happening here? Why does what Mrs Bing said get so much of a reaction from everyone and not answer the question she was asked? Am I missing something?

strikeand

Answer: I've seen a few answers that are similar to this. It's really unclear to me what the relation to being arrested is and/or why it's too much information. I feel like I'm missing a connection here.

Chosen answer: Nora Bing, Chandler's mother, is a famous author of steamy romance novels. Like many celebrities, she deflects direct personal questions by giving a non-direct answer. In this case, she gives a somewhat titillating response that amuses the audience by ambiguously implying that after having sex, she has a need to rush out for Chinese food and that resulted in the escapade getting her arrested. Chandler is constantly embarrassed by both his parents, and his mother in particular because he feels she does not act her age and is sexually uninhibited.

raywest Premium member

This answers nothing really.

The One with Mrs. Bing - S1-E11

Question: When we first see Mrs Bing on TV, Jay Leno mentions that she recently got arrested and asks how it came about. Her response is "occasionally, after being intimate with a man, I just get a craving for Kung Pao chicken" This gets a lot of cheers and laughter from the audience and Chandler shouts "that's too much information!" at the TV. What was happening here? Why does what Mrs Bing said get so much of a reaction from everyone and not answer the question she was asked? Am I missing something?

strikeand

Answer: I've seen a few answers that are similar to this. It's really unclear to me what the relation to being arrested is and/or why it's too much information. I feel like I'm missing a connection here.

Chosen answer: Nora Bing, Chandler's mother, is a famous author of steamy romance novels. Like many celebrities, she deflects direct personal questions by giving a non-direct answer. In this case, she gives a somewhat titillating response that amuses the audience by ambiguously implying that after having sex, she has a need to rush out for Chinese food and that resulted in the escapade getting her arrested. Chandler is constantly embarrassed by both his parents, and his mother in particular because he feels she does not act her age and is sexually uninhibited.

raywest Premium member

This answers nothing really.

Question: Why did Urbani go to the trouble of framing Paganini of having intercourse with underage Charlotte? Rather than just let it happen and Paganini face the consequences anyways the same, he set it so he accidentally slept with a different girl and framed him for Charlotte which caused him and Charlotte to never get together. His career was going to have the same road with or without her, so why did he make it so Paganini suffered the same consequences of sleeping with Charlotte, but set it so Charlotte thought he was cheating and left him? I don't understand Urbani's motivations here since he pledged himself to serve Paganini, despite that Urbani is in fact the Devil or a demon.

Quantom X

Question: Given how dumb Biff is, how in the alternate 1985 when confronted by Marty did he remember his old self in 1955 warning him about Marty and Doc. Especially considering when he got the warning, he seemed to be paying very little attention and just walking off.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: After young Biff won bet after bet after bet, he realized that the old Biff was obviously the real deal. As such, he undoubtedly racked his brain in an attempt to recall every detail he could about his encounter with his older self.

Phixius Premium member

Question: How did Dylan's team not see their reflections in the mirror in the apparently empty vault, and why don't said reflections show in the recording for that matter?

Chosen answer: The mirror was inserted at an angle, so that the reflection was the ceiling and not what was in front of them. It's the same principle for how periscopes work.

Bishop73

Question: Was Kreiger going to kill Ethan Hunt above the vault immediately after grabbing the disk from Ethan's mouth? Earlier when Ethan says, "Zero body count," Kreiger responds "We'll see," insinuating maybe he's still planning to kill somebody. As soon as Ethan's to the top, Kreiger grabs the disk, a quick, "Merci" (as if saying thanks, now goodbye), and the knife is already out, but luckily dropped. They are both so freaked out at such a near miss, Ethan doesn't even notice Kreiger was going to kill him. Did this cross anybody else's mind? Why else was the knife out to be dropped?

Chosen answer: Krieger presumably used his knife to kill the rat in the vent. It's unlikely he would have tried to kill Ethan above the vault, as there would have been a noisy struggle which would set off the intrusion countermeasures. Luther would have also seen it happen on Ethan's head-mounted camera.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: After the fight scene when Blade is talking to the Wild Hogs, Tim Allen appears to have some type of business card in his hand. As Blade walks away, he looks at the card. Where did the card come from?

Question: Why does Harry simply drop his wand when Voldemort casts a disarming spell? When Professor Snape used it on Gilderoy Lockhart in the second movie, Lockhart rose into the air and fell. This also happened to Snape when Harry used the spell on him in the third movie.

Chosen answer: A wizard can control how much force they use in a spell-anything from mild to extreme. Voldemort simply wanted to relieve Harry of his wand, not harm him. At this point, Harry is more valuable to him alive.

raywest Premium member

Question: How did Graham know that Dollarhyde was the man committing murders, and that he drove a van just because the home videos were processed at the lab where the latter worked?

Chinmay Hota

Chosen answer: He's figured out earlier that the Tooth Fairy had a van. Graham noticed that at one of the houses, the Tooth Fairy knew everything he had to do and bring with him and at the other house, he didn't know about the new lock on the door because the Tooth Fairy had gotten his information from the same home movies that Graham had been watching. Once the films had been traced to the lab where Dolarhyde worked, it was easy to link them back to him as the only person who'd had access to both and also drove a van.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Two questions. 1. Why were all of Vlad's coins melted down? As far as everyone is concerned, he had died so in a sense his own coins couldn't be used against him so melting them down seems kind of pointless. 2. Why would no portraits be made of Vlad? He had sacrificed himself to save his country and his son so he should be honored in some way.

Answer: Well I just saw it so I thought it was melted down to be used to defend themselves if one would appear again. Or they melted it because he was thought to be the evil and they didn't want to honor him.

Question: One thing I never understood in the movie. At the end right before the final punch, the principal sits up and says "don't fuck this up Mitchell." Was he referring to not losing the fight? Was he referring to his school career? It is hard to tell especially since he saved Mitchell from the police, then smiled and nodded at him before walking away.

lartaker1975

Answer: He's telling him to win the fight. The principal knows if the bully isn't defeated, he'll continue to harass him and the students. He believes if the bully loses the fight, he'll no longer be a problem at the school.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What does Slugworth offer the other 4 children in exchange for a gobstopper?

Chosen answer: "Mr. Slugworth, " the evil rival owner of a competing candy company, turns out to be Mr. Wilkinson, an employee of Wonka's. He appears to the five finalists shortly after their ticket finds to tempt them into betraying Wonka by turning over an everlasting gobstopper so the presumed Slugworth can determine the secret recipe. This is a test devised by Wonka to find a child who is pure of heart to succeed him. Charlie passes the test by returning the gobstopper rather than stealing to gain reward. Logic would lead us to presume that the faux "Mr. Slugworth" made the same offer to all five children...money. But only Charlie and the Bucket family were in dire financial straits. The others seemed to be middle class, at least. And Veruca Salt, in particular, has a family that is fabulously wealthy. It is possible that the offer to the other four children was more tailored to their specific vices: Something to satisfy the gluttony of Augustus Gloop, an opportunity for competitive adventure for gum-obsessed Violet, television fame and the resulting financial gains for Mike TeeVee (whose family also seems like they could use a couple of nickels to rub together), and God only knows what one offers to Veruca Salt, who already has everything. But the enticements were whispered, so it is simply left a matter of speculation.

Michael Albert

Question: In the locker room before the fights begin, Gillon uses the phrase, "blind as Tidwell's goat." What is the reference here? I've looked online and can't find anything about it.

Chanteuse66 Premium member

Question: The crew is in a rig at the bottom of the ocean. How is it possible for them to swim from porthole to porthole at that depth?

Chosen answer: The crew are working at that pressure and only need diving suits and submarines for long periods in the ocean and to breathe longer. Hence when they return to the surface in normal conditions, a slow return to the surface is required to avoid their bodies developing a condition called the bends. This did not happen at the end as they were protected by the aliens and their ship.

Question: Why does Jim show himself to Ethan in London? This makes no sense, especially because Clair (who is secretly working with Jim), can keep Jim apprised as to what Ethan is up to anyway.

mysterylover

Chosen answer: I suspect that Jim wanted to make absolutely sure that Ethan thought Kitteridge was the IMF mole who had betrayed them - the only way to do that was to tell Ethan that Kitteridge had shot him on the bridge.

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