Questions about specific movies, TV shows and more

These are questions relating to specific titles. General questions for movies and TV shows are here. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

Show generally

Question: Is it ever explained why Seinfeld and Newman dislike each other?

Chosen answer: No, it is not. Most Seinfeldians believe Newman is simply jealous of Jerry's success, and doesn't feel Jerry is worthy of it.

DavidRTurner

Question: In this movie, we meet Griff, Biff's grandson, but in the previous movie, Biff didn't seem to be any kind of relationship, so where did Griff come from? Is there any sort of explanation to Griff's parentage?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It was never really mentioned in any of the movies whether he is in a relationship with someone. Biff could have very well been, it's just never shown because he is at the McFly house in most of his on-screen time.

Casual Person

Question: Why does Frankenstein keep on having to switch gears to go faster, can't he just leave it on the fastest?

Chosen answer: Because of the transmission. You have to change gears as the engine revels up higher RPMs to keep from blowing the engine.

Quantom X Premium member

Eggheads - S1-E7

Question: What is the specific legal reason why "Nikke" and "Weeties" had to be misspelled, yet the spelling and logo for The Gap is unaltered?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's just like any product placement in TV or film; the Gap probably granted permission as well as paid for their logo to be featured whereas Nike and Wheaties (General Mills) did not.

zendaddy621

Question: Is a young Zed ever shown somewhere in the movie? Like in the background at the '69 MiB HQ somewhere?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: No.

Casual Person

Question: Why is the place they find Grif called "The Factory"?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: It was what Andy Warhol called his studio. Musician John Cale explained: "It wasn't called the Factory for nothing. It was where the assembly line for the silkscreens happened. While one person was making a silkscreen, somebody else would be filming a screen test. Every day something new."

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: Was there any reason to why the Horsemen hypnotized the French banker and half the Las Vegas audience? (00:25:55)

Casual Person

Answer: Actually, Fuller mentions that the audience was pulled in by Tressler to pack the seats, not hypnotized. The hypnosis of half the audience was just part of the show.

Whisper292

Chosen answer: They hypnotized the man to make sure he did every thing they wanted (go to Las Vegas, and also do everything he should whilst he was in the fake "bank"). Because the horsemen weren't famous half the people were hypnotized to fill up the enormous audience stands.

Question: Can someone explain to me what exactly Arthur Tressler had to do with the Four Horsemen? (00:14:55 - 00:59:30)

Casual Person

Chosen answer: He was their sponsor.

GOOD-BOT

Question: Whilst on a ferry, Jack does a magic trick that involves him bending a spoon with "his mind". One of them figures out how he did the trick. The man takes out a spoon and knife from his pocket, meaning he managed to do the trick with the knife and spoon. How did he accomplish this trick with the spoon and knife? (00:04:55)

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The spoon that he finds in Jack's pocket is the one that was originally shown to the audience as a normal solid metal spoon, tapping it on the handrail and so forth, which he then pocketed. The "knife" is actually the snapped-off handle of a second spoon, which Jack used during the trick to show the spoon handle moving downwards by "the power of his mind", which he then palmed and tucked up his sleeve while revealing the third and final spoon, which he'd already bent before the trick, to his audience.

Question: Why does Maya keep putting on a wig when dealing with prisoners?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Most likely to conceal her naturally bright red hair. If that fact is known, it would make it easier for the enemy to identify and target her, either for surveillance, to be kidnapped, killed, etc.

raywest Premium member

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Question: Does the beginning of the pilot episode take place on our earth? Or is it left for us to wonder?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's never said, so the implication is that yes, the one our crew starts from is our Earth.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Question: Was the whole point of Lyle's flight to Tahiti making a brief layover in North Haverbrook so the citizens there could get their revenge on Lyle? (00:18:30)

Casual Person

Chosen answer: No. Lyle's flight having a layover in North Haverbrook was a happy accident for its citizens. It is unknown why the plane had a layover, except it suiting the plot.

MasterOfAll

Question: In the Director's Cut, was the conversation that Lawrence had with the old man a dream or did it really happen? Lawrence dropped his wallet then put it in his bag and the old man offered to give Lawrence his cane, but he politely declines. After waking up, the old man is gone but his cane is there, and Lawrence's wallet is back on the floor on the same spot.

Chosen answer: It really happened. The discrepancies are meant to show Lawrence's mental state.

The Girl in the Mask - S4-E23

Question: When Doctor Brennan is examining the victim's skull, she states that a "straight suture across the palatine bone" indicates that the victim was a native Japanese speaker. I've studied linguistics, but I've never heard of a person's native language actually affecting their anatomy. So, for example: would a person of Japanese heritage who was born and raised in the US and spoke only English be distinguishable from a person who grew up in Japan and spoke only Japanese, purely by their palatine bones? (00:06:10)

tinsmith

Question: How did the assassin, Maitland, know where and why to find Karim? and later, after Amy ran away, how did he know how to find her?

Quantom X Premium member

Show generally

Question: Why is the only word that Kirby can say through the entire show is "Poyo"? And is there any relation to the Spanish word "pollo" of the same pronunciation that means chicken?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: No it has nothing to do with the Spanish word pollo. Kirby is saying that because he is young, just a baby.

Question: After powering up Stark tower in New York, Tony and Pepper have a brief conversation about a "security snafu" in their elevator that she was responsible for in some way. What exactly would that security thing be?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: It is mentioned during the conversation, that construction workers used Tony's personal elevator. Tony is using the term "Security Breach" as an exaggeration.

MasterOfAll

Question: After Fury briefs Rodgers about the Tesseract in the gym, Rodgers leaves, taking a punching bag with him over his shoulder. Why does he take the bag with him?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: So he can use it to work out wherever Fury was taking him.

MasterOfAll

Answer: So he could replace it.

Show generally

Question: Was any reason ever given for why Jarod was abducted as a child and what the Centre wanted to do with him?

Chosen answer: Jarod was kidnapped because he is a child prodigy. A super genius, like all the other children, who were taken by the Centre. They needed him to construct improbable theories, that have world wide implications. Assassination, terrorist threats and military coupes. At first they used it to help governments, but then realised it was for their own ends. Which is why he escaped and to find his family.

Question: Was any member of the team aware that they were infected by the creature, or did they not know they were until they began changing?

Chosen answer: The death of Fuchs is probably the best answer to this question, as it appeared that Fuchs burned himself alive before the Thing could assimilate him. It's also possible that Norris suspected he was infected before he transformed. There is a scene in which we see Norris, who is alone, suddenly wince in pain, surprised, and grab at his chest, but he continues functioning normally thereafter. Following the altercation with Mac, Norris collapses and becomes unresponsive, until his chest cracks wide open and bites off Copper's arms. Also, in the blood test scene, Palmer's facial expressions appear to betray his secret, but he was already fully transformed at that point.

Charles Austin Miller

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.