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Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Question: Is it possible that the 'Silence' part in the title is hinting that River is part of 'the silence'?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No.

MasterOfAll

Jewpacabra - S16-E4

Question: At the end of the episode, is Cartman really serious about converting to Judaism and understanding how Jews feel or is he just lying like he usually does?

Chosen answer: I would assume he is lying, Cartman seems to continue his Jewish prejudice in the episode following.

LukeS

Question: Why would Alan test an electric fence by grabbing it with both hands? That's like clicking a gun at your head to see if it's loaded. Couldn't he have tried kicking it or maybe tapping it with his hand?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Alan already knew the electricity wasn't turned on when he grabbed it. He first tested the fence by throwing a stick at it and nothing happened. He could also see that the warning lights on the fence post were off. He only touched the fence cables to play a joke on the two kids, to lighten the mood a little.

raywest Premium member

Throwing the stick was meaningless and would not have told him a thing. Perhaps, he did so to set the kids up for his questionable joke, given what they'd been through and still were in the middle of.

Answer: The stick testing the fence would not work because wood does not conduct electricity.

Question: Why would Alan test an electric fence by grabbing it with both hands? That's like clicking a gun at your head to see if it's loaded. Couldn't he have tried kicking it or maybe tapping it with his hand?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Alan already knew the electricity wasn't turned on when he grabbed it. He first tested the fence by throwing a stick at it and nothing happened. He could also see that the warning lights on the fence post were off. He only touched the fence cables to play a joke on the two kids, to lighten the mood a little.

raywest Premium member

Throwing the stick was meaningless and would not have told him a thing. Perhaps, he did so to set the kids up for his questionable joke, given what they'd been through and still were in the middle of.

Answer: The stick testing the fence would not work because wood does not conduct electricity.

Show generally

Question: Who did the drawings on the etch a sketch that was on Chandler and Joey's door?

Geminimist74

Chosen answer: It was actually a Magna-Doodle and the sketches were sometimes done by the various cast members or more often by crew members Greg Bruza or Paul Swain. Other crew members would occasionally contribute over the years, as well.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the part where Mary first finds out Steve is Fran's fiancée and they are forced to dance together. They start arguing and at one point Mary says what she's thinking involves a machete and a pair of pliers. What does she mean? I've never understood that.

Gracie's-mummy

Chosen answer: The thing that immediately popped up in my mind was using the machete to slice off a certain male appendage, and adding insult to potential injury, that the appendage is probably so small that she would need a pair of pliers to hold onto it. I don't know if that's what the filmmaker intended as the meaning, but that's what I read into it.

juliebellp107

Question: In the scene where Forrest is talking to Bubba's grave, he says, "for saying, "I just love playing ping pong with my Flexolite ping pong paddle" which everyone knows isn't true, but momma said it's just a little white lie so it wouldn't hurt nobody." He also told his mom that he only like using his paddle. What type of paddle did Forrest actually use?

Chosen answer: His red paddle from the military - the brand is never specified.

Question: On the side of the Sugar Rush game cabinet, Vanellope is depicted in a white racer suit. How come she is never seen in that very suit when racing inside the game, even after the game is reset to its normal mode? (01:48:00)

Chosen answer: For the same reason as noted in a correction: "Cabinet art (and box art for home versions) often does not match what actually appears in the game. For example, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) for NES' box art showed an image from the comic book, with all four turtles wearing red masks, but the game itself was based on the cartoon series where each turtle had a different colored mask."

MovieFan612

Question: Just a question about absurd tactics. It's clear that Sidious vs. Yoda is a draw. Adding another of the Jedi Order's leading Master in Obi-Wan Kenobi would probably tilt that duel in the Jedi's favor. Since they're on Coruscant together, why don't they face Sidious together, defeat him, then go to Mustafar?

Chosen answer: Yoda has to run away with his tail, figuratively speaking, between his legs. Calling it a draw is generous. Obi-Wan's assistance could potentially have tipped the balance, true, although bear in mind that Sidious had already successfully taken out three senior Jedi Masters in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously holding his own against master duellist Mace Windu. Regardless of the outcome, their attack would alert Anakin to their survival, allowing him to surround himself with a force of highly trained clone troopers, forcing them to run a gauntlet to reach him that they couldn't possibly survive, leaving the Sith in control. Likewise, they can't go after Anakin together first, because it would simply allow the Emperor to do the same with the same result; the Sith remain in power. If the Sith are to be taken out, the only option is to attempt to take them both out at the same time, while they're complacent, mistakenly believing that the Jedi are all gone. It's a risky tactic, certainly, but it's the only one with a chance to destroy the Sith completely.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why is lots of the trivia in this film about A Bug's Life?

Chosen answer: Pixar movies typically carry trivia about their next project and "A Bug's Life" was supposed to be released after Toy Story 2. As it turns out, "A Bug's Life" was released in 1998, Toy Story 2 in 1999.

MovieFan612

Question: Why does Swagger include 5 tennis balls on the list of medical supplies he hands to Sarah?

Chosen answer: If you cut a slit into them and squeeze when the ball expands back it creates suction. So they could have been used to clear away any blood or pus when cleaning the wound before stitching.

Question: In the scene where the detective tells Susie's parents 'they found blood, lots of blood', how can they find blood if Susie's body was placed inside a locker?

Loesjuh1985

Chosen answer: Because he likely killed her in such a way that caused severe bleeding, and was before he moved the body and hid it in the safe.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Argyle want to kill Michael? I can understand wanting to kill those who harmed him but Michael was an innocent boy.

Answer: While Argyle shows a strange affinity for Michael, his primary goal is still revenge on the entire town. Innocent or not, Michael is connected to those who tortured him.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: With so many bank accounts under a phony name, where were all the monthly bank statements going?

mrfrede

Answer: Bank statements weren't mailed as they were in more recent times. In those days, when you went to the bank, a passbook or ledger was updated and provided to you. Remember, in those times everything was hand-written and manually recorded. Statements weren't created automatically and mass-mailed.

Chosen answer: Possibly post office boxes, or maybe even to the prison directly.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: With so many bank accounts under a phony name, where were all the monthly bank statements going?

mrfrede

Answer: Bank statements weren't mailed as they were in more recent times. In those days, when you went to the bank, a passbook or ledger was updated and provided to you. Remember, in those times everything was hand-written and manually recorded. Statements weren't created automatically and mass-mailed.

Chosen answer: Possibly post office boxes, or maybe even to the prison directly.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why do Napoleon and Kip live with their grandmother, what exactly happened to their parents?

VnB18

Chosen answer: This is never explained or referenced.

Question: Is there a way to tell what Jack had in his hand to make a full house during the poker game to win the Titanic tickets?

Chosen answer: According to pokerlistings.com Jack is shown to be holding tens and aces, though the exact number of each cannot be seen.

raywest Premium member

Question: Who does Malo end up shooting when Baez forces him to shoot his friend or the girl? I think he shot the girl but I'm not 100% sure since his friend never resurfaced in the movie.

Chosen answer: Well the girl is alive at the end so, he shot his friend.

Question: Is the golden head treasure in the cave at the beginning of Raiders the same one used in Jim Carrey's film The Majestic, where his scriptwriter movie has a scene in an Egyptian tomb?

Chosen answer: Yes it is the same golden idol, and it also briefly appears in an episode of Deep Space 9 (in Jadzia Dax's quarters) and Spy Kids 2 (the treasure room). It is also seen in the video game, Blood II: The Chosen, in the third-floor museum scene.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is the clown at the anniversary party part of Fix-It Felix Jr. the video game or another video game? Or is he just a member of Fix-It Felix Jr. who is never seen by the players but works in the apartment? (01:48:00)

Chosen answer: On Disney Wiki, it shows all the cameos of video game characters but doesn't show the clown. So we can cross out the other video games. The clown is never seen on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it. So we are not sure if he is part of Fix-It Felix, Jr. Since we are not told, it's most likely he works at the apartment but just doesn't go on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it.

Casual Person

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