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Question: Why does Goldie Hawn wear odd-colored contact lenses to emphasize the fact that her character is dead, but Meryl Streep does not?

Answer: Her eyes changed when she fell into the hot tub. They were essentially boiled.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Does Mr Miyagi live at the same house that he lived in in the first movie?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's the same house, but it's not unusual for a character's home, workplace, etc. to undergo slight physical changes in a sequel. There can be a number of reasons for this, but mostly it is logistical and/or economic. For example, Bella Swan's house in the Twilight movies looked the same, but in the sequels, the production crew built a replica of the house used in the first film. You can see that the property and surrounding streets are completely different.

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Thanks but I just remembered that When Mr Miyagi and Daniel got back from okinawa, didn't he lose that home?

You're mistaking Mr. Miyagi's home for his janitorial office in the apartment complex in Reseda. When they got back from Okinaya, the apartment was being torn down, thus Miyagi losing his job/office. His actual "house" was not affected by this.

Answer: Yes. The backyard is still the same so it must be.

Question: Rebecca mentions that Sacajawea led the Lewis and Clark expedition "with a baby strapped to her back." Where is the baby?

Answer: It's nowhere. The museum chose to portray Sacajawea without a baby in their exhibit.

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Question: When Jordan is at the club and the lemons kick in, he crawls to the stairs to get to his car and when he is looking down them he says "the kid makes this look easy" What kid is he talking about?

The_Iceman

Answer: His own little baby.

Friso94

Question: Before Nina and Jake found the little girl's remains inside the safe in the office of the abandoned mill, there was a bloody handprint on it. Who does it belong to?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Question: What is the steamrollered henchman's name?

Answer: His name was never mentioned; he's simply listed as "Henchman Flattened by Steamroller" in Michael McDonald's (the actor who played him) entry on IMDb, who was uncredited. McDonald also appeared as a NATO soldier in"The Spy Who Shagged Me" as well as a royal guard in "Goldmember."

zendaddy621

Question: Why is Hermione again spending her summer with the Weasleys instead of her parents? The thing with the world cup I sorta get and I might understand Grimmauld place but why this summer?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Hermione did not stay for the entire summer. She was at the Burrow (the Weasley home) for about a week before school started. She was there for a short visit and to accompany the other Weasley children to Diagaon Alley to buy books and supplies for the upcoming school year. Mr. And Mrs. Weasley then took her, Harry, Ron, and the others to the train station to board the Hogwarts Express. Hermione's parents being Muggles had far more difficulty navigating the wizard world on their own.

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But Harry arrived a fortnight into the summer holidays and hermione arrived before him.

Question: Why wasn't Mrs Weasley at the Quidditch World Cup?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: There wasn't a specific reason given, but in the books, she was not particularly a quidditch fan and was also rather fed up dealing with George and Fred's continuous pranks. She may have preferred having some quiet time at home.

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Size Matters - S4-E5

Question: At the end of this episode Leo goes outside to heal the glass from the sign of P3. In a previous episode (Season 3 - The Magic Hour) when Christopher is injured in owl form he explains he can't heal animals. An animals genetic makeup would be a lot more similar to a human's, so why can Leo heal glass but not animals?

Answer: There are a lot of factors involved in who and what types of injuries can be healed, or can't be healed, by a Whitelighter, so their powers are limited. The ability to "heal" glass and clothes is more of a a mending or restoring ability. But, the trigger for healing is love, so it seems (with speculation) this "Love trigger" only applies to human-to-human love. In addition, there are restrictions for Whitelighters and they're only suppose to heal wounds inflicted by evil, so it's possible animal injuries aren't caused by evil and thus can't be healed.

Bishop73

Thanks for the response - hmm I see what you're saying as that had all occurred to me too however Leo healed Piper's finger after she cut it not by evil but by cooking in the kitchen in "blinded by the whitelighter." As for the restoring glass and clothes this is the only time I can recall that he does this as a whitelighter. I'm a big fan of the show and grew up watching it but after my 20th re-watch I realised that had always puzzled me. Still a brilliant show regardless! Thanks again.

Question: What is the name of the melody that Mia Farrow sings (La La La Laaaa, La La La Lalala La Laaaaa) at the beginning of the movie, as the title/credits are being displayed?

Shipper

Chosen answer: It doesn't have a specific title. It was a lullaby written for the film by Krzysztof Komeda. There's a few variations of the lullaby heard throughout the film, the opening credits version is listed as "Rosemary's Baby Main Theme - Vocal."

Bishop73

Question: In the beginning of the movie after Carrie goes home after starting her period, her mother starts reading from something about God cursing Eve with blood and the first sin was intercourse. Does anybody know what she was reading from? I can't find it in the Bible, and it doesn't look like that's the kind of book she was holding.

Answer: It seems completely made up for the movie, especially the line "the raven was called sin." In the movie she's holding what looks to be a religious pamphlet, but it's not anything from a real book. In the remake of the film, after her mother says "the curse was the curse of blood", Carrie adds "that's not even in the Bible."

Bishop73

Driven to Tears/Rule of Dumb - S4-E17

Question: Exactly how did Patrick get his licence when he can't even remember his own parents half the time?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: I think that this was supposed to be an intended joke. Patrick is too stupid to remember or achieve most things and SpongeBob is able to remember and achieve most things, but the one thing that SpongeBob cannot achieve, is the one thing Patrick can achieve on the first go.

Casual Person

Question: In one of the last parts it says that Bella was on the phone with James. But somehow Alice didn't hear James talking even though she was in the same room with Bella. But why?

Question: I can't quite read what book Indy's college associate friend pulls out of his desk right before his wedding and I was wondering what it was.

Answer: It is a Christian Book of Common Prayer, which contains the Marriage Ceremony, Funeral Ceremony, Baptism Ceremony, etc. The gilt lettering on the spine plainly reads "Common Prayer"; and, indeed, the shot of this book immediately transitions to a shot of the Book of Common Prayer from which the minister performs the wedding ceremony for Indy and Marion.

Charles Austin Miller

We might speculate that it's the same Book of Common Prayer used to perform the funeral ceremonies for Marcus Brody and Henry Jones Sr., whose deaths were briefly referenced early in the film.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: How did the townspeople know about the murders?

Answer: Sheriff Newsome was actively investigating the disappearances of Amy and Ted, as well as Tom Greenleaf and private investigator, Ken Karsch. Newsome confronted Mort about it and knew enough to tie all four cases together. He would talk to the local residents regarding anything they might know. While these were still technically missing person cases, it was obvious to most that Mort had probably murdered them.

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Question: Has there ever been an explanation as to why the number "57" appears throughout the film? The number appears specifically three times: Ripley was floating in space for 57 years, the sentry guns have a model number of 571, and 157 colonists were killed. It just seems like the number comes up too many times to be a coincidence.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: I have done some research looking into this, and I can't find anything about it. Only stuff talking about her being asleep for 57 years. I believe the other two occurrences are in fact coincidence. If it was meant to signify anything, it would likely have appeared more and as it's own number of 57. Not pat of 571 or 157.

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Question: Why is Paul on active prison guard duty with a debilitating medical condition, as opposed to some form of sick leave, or at the very least a desk job? On several occasions we see him either made vulnerable or even out-and-out helpless.

dizzyd

Answer: He's one of those people who is dedicated to his job and will say he is OK even when he isn't, and keep working. He will power through and not let anyone know how sick he really is.

The_Iceman

Question: What was the green stuff on Aquaman's hand and on his cup when he was drinking in the bar?

Answer: Parademon blood, from when one hit the boat.

Question: What exactly is the drum technique that Daniel defeats Chosen with?

Answer: The technique, much like the crane kick in the first movie, was made up for the film. If you are asking what exactly Daniel is doing when he performs the move; he is blocking with one arm, striking with the opposite hand and rapidly switching sides. The move works as a metaphor for the overall theme of the entire series: balance.

BaconIsMyBFF

Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo - S1-E17

Question: Why does the girl who keeps going after Sheldon go after him at all? She looks at him like she just hates his guts and would love to kill him, but why? I know that bullies go after the weaker people but she seems to act like Sheldon ruined her life or something.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Some people just have a dislike for someone that can't be explained. Could be as simple as the way he's dressed.

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