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Roast Chicken - S3-E2

Question: When Doug is telling jokes at the dinner, he asks the audience if they all received a number-two pencil. Then he tells a red-haired woman that he is just kidding. Would someone explain this joke?

Answer: A number-two pencil has long been standard for filling in the little boxes or circles on various paper evaluation forms, tests, and ballots. Doug didn't think he was funny enough to tell jokes at the roast and seems to be implying that his performance will be rated on a scale. For example, the audience would fill in a box somewhere between five for "excellent" to a one for "poor." He quickly clarifies he is kidding.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It's nothing more than him saying her red hair looks like the red eraser on top of a pencil. He's asking did every table get a redhead.


Answer: No, they are part of the multiverse. The MCU is just one of those universes within the multiverse.


Answer: I almost think the best way to refer to them would be to call them "MCU-Adjacent." Both answers nail it - they're not part of the MCU universe itself, but are canonical to it and co-exist alongside it thanks to the establishment of the multiverse. And considering the "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness" trailer teases Patrick Stewart as (presumably) Professor X, I think we could probably also apply this to pretty much any other Marvel adaptation ever made that was not made by Marvel Studios itself. It all co-exists and is all canonical to each other through the use of multiverses/alternate timelines/alternate dimensions.


Answer: Their respective movies themselves are not retroactively part of the MCU franchise, but since characters and events from those films crossed over here, they can be considered canon to the MCU's overall narrative.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: No. It's explained that they are from another universe, and were sent back to their universes at the end of the film.


Question: Which spider attacked the doctor in the barn, killing him? Was it the general, the queen, or just one of the offspring?

Answer: It definitely wasn't one of the offspring, as you can see when it jumped out at him that it was a very large spider, likely the general since they mentioned the queen would be guarding the egg sac in the wine cellar to defend it from other spiders.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: I think he's referring to the Brazilian doctor they brought in to help. If that's the case, it was the main spider that hitched a ride with the body.


Answer: One of the offspring. There was a brief shot of the little one crawling into the doctor's slipper.

Question: How many times does Chuck get injured while stranded on the island?

Answer: 4.

Question: When Brody and Hooper find Ben Gardner's boat why does Hooper dive into the water to examine the bottom of the boat when he already knows there's a man-eating shark in the water? How does Hooper know the shark won't swim up behind (or underneath) him and devour him?

Answer: Because he is under the impression the shark has recently eaten and the digestive system of a shark works really slow so it won't be out hunting for a while. With a normal shark anyway.


Answer: Hooper wanted to inspect Gardner's boat as soon as possible to see what caused it to sink, and before the town locals towed it and possibly destroyed any evidence. As the other answer noted, Hooper knew the shark's eating habits. He was willing to take a calculated risk and which he was quite nervous about.

raywest Premium member

Question: Given her actions, wouldn't Billie Osterman be banned from boxing for that cheap dirty shot on Maggie at the end of that round of their fight?


Question: Why do they blow up the vault twice? And actually, is it technically three explosions? The fake tape: 1, the actual explosion when Yen was inside: 2, and the third for Benedict to hear when they're packing up the money, this is when you hear, "someone's here someone's here!"

Answer: Yes it's three, but for different reasons. The tape was made before the heist, off-site, to be synchronised with the explosion for Benedict's benefit after the "SWAT team" enter. The small explosion with Yen inside was to disable the sensors, and the explosion for Benedict's benefit was to make it all seem authentic, plus give the impression that the money bags had been detonated.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: When Miss Shields is discussing the incident with Flick with the whole class, she looks accusingly at Ralphie as it's clear she's blaming him. Why would Miss Shields blame Ralphie considering he never made Flick stick his tongue to the pole, none of the other students said anything and even Flick refused to talk about who really made him do it?

Answer: Miss Shields is not blaming Ralphie. She has probably seen him and Flick together around the school grounds, so she knows that they are friends. Therefore, she suspects that he knows what happened.

When Miss Shields looks at Ralphie, she says, "Those who did it know they're blame." She then says" Now don't you feel terrible? Don't you feel remorse for what you have done?"

Exactly. She suspects Ralphie because she knows he and Flick are friends and that they are mischievous. It would not surprise her if Ralphie had something to do with it. She just can't prove it.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

I agree. From the way she looks at Ralphie and what she says when looking at him, she's blaming him.

Question: When Palmer was revealed to be a Thing, MacReady tries to blast him, but the flamethrower only shoots out at most a foot. What caused the weapon to act the way it did?

Answer: It appears that the fuel line is clogged. Macready keeps banging the tank to try to get more fuel to come out, and it eventually does so - the unit wasn't empty.


Legend - S5-E9

Question: When Matthew goes against Dr. Quinn's suggestion that he needs to rest and heal, and hitches his curse to leave, the sign above him says "Coopering." Shouldn't that be "Coppering"?

Answer: A Cooper was someone who made various things out of wood including wooden caskets and even barrels.

Question: What were the insects that Bruce breathed at the gang that beat up earlier?

Answer: They appear to be locusts, which are one of the ten plagues mentioned in the Book of Exodus.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: When all the junior girls go to the gym after the fire alarm is pulled, why doesn't Cady sit with Gretchen and Karen?

Answer: I think she feels alone. Janice and Damien are angry, so they don't want her to sit with them. But she doesn't want to be a Plastic any more, so she avoids sitting with Gretchen and Karen.

Question: When Old Joe and New Joe start fighting in the diner before the Gat men arrive all the patrons and workers are suddenly gone. This is how Old Joe seemingly knows something is about to happen. Where did everyone go?

Question: At the end of the film, King Louis refers to the palace as Marie's "lime avenue." What does that mean?

Answer: There were rows of lime trees planted on the ground. Rows of trees in landscaping is called an "avenue."


Question: Would the fact that Leonard was overweight have even allowed him to join or be drafted into the military?

Answer: Plenty of people who are overweight, or are otherwise out of shape, join the military...part of the point of boot camp is to get them into shape. Leonard is hardly obese, so he'd be able to join, especially when there was a war on and the military took who they could get.

Question: What's the music the German band are playing at the end when U96 returns to port?

Answer: It's the 'Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch', composed 1887.

Question: When Cooper is walking into Murph's hospital room (when Murph is on her deathbed), why do her family members appear to completely ignore him? Not even a "hello" or any kind of acknowledgement of his presence. You would think that because of what he accomplished in saving the planet or the fact the he is the reason all those people in the room even exist would garner some type of attention.


Answer: Cooper would have already met his other family members (grandchildren and great-grandchildren) when they first arrived at the space station and before going in to see the frail Murph, who made the trip while in-stasis. Because she is so frail, everyone would discuss beforehand how the meeting should proceed. Also, it is already a long-running movie, and adding an extended "meet and greet" scene would drag out the ending and lessen the emotional reunion between Cooper and Murph.

raywest Premium member

Answer: I always thought that Zeus did it.

Day 5: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM - S5-E17

Question: Why was Audrey so desperate to ditch the tracker that was put on her car? Wouldn't it have made more sense for her to lead the people following her to the airport? She was meeting her father after all, and once the people back at CTU realised that they may have stopped being so suspicious.

Question: So did Peter encourage Al to join in his and Drew's attack on Tris or what?


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