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Question: On IMDb, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are listed in the credits, having voiced Woody Car and Buzz Lightyear Car. I don't remember them, where in the film did they appear?

Chosen answer: During the closing credits they do "car" versions of other Pixar films. This includes "Toy Car Story" (which is where the Hanks and Allen credits come in), "Monster Trucks, Inc." (Billy Crystal and John Goodman), and "A VW Bug's Life" (Dave Foley). The joke here is that Mack (John Ratzenburger) is watching the movies and commenting about the voice talent of certain characters and that it is the same person doing all the voices. John has provided voices for all Pixar Features to date (including the upcoming Ratatouille).

Steven Hart

Question: When I read the cast list for this movie, I have noticed that Presidents Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy are "playing themselves" in this movie, even though they are dead. How did the editors managed to put Tom Hanks near the actual Predsident?

Chosen answer: Tom Hanks was inserted into actual footage of the presidents, replacing real persons who were there at the time. Computer editing was then used to modify the presidents' mouth movements to match dialog that was recorded by voice doubles for the film.

Jason Hoffman

The Socratic Method - S1-E6

Question: In "The Socratic Method," Lucy Palmero (the patient with supposed schizophrenia) has a book that is read to her throughout the episode - the quote most often used is "I will talk no more of the long war" or something similar to that. What book is this from? I tried to spot the title when watching the episode, but I couldn't get it.

Chosen answer: The line, "I will talk no more of books or the long war" comes from a poem called "Her Praise" by WB Yeats, so the book could be one of many collections of poetry or Yeats' poems. You can read the poem here if you'd like: http://www.bartleby.com/148/21.html.

Hank's Dirty Laundry - S2-E17

Question: Who left the videos and the note on the porch for Hank?

Chosen answer: Bill. We see him pick up the videos after the trial.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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Question: What animal was the Ribwich sandwich at Krusty's restaurant made from?

Chosen answer: Unknown. All that is known about the animal is that it was smaller and had more legs than a cow. But it must be some kind of insect since that is the only group of animals where some of the species have more than four legs.

Andreas[DK]

Question: Do Borat and Azamat talk in a real other language, or are the actors just saying gibberish for the movie?

Chosen answer: According to an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen, it's actually Hebrew disguised by a very heavy fake Eastern European accent.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

I, Roommate - S1-E3

Question: Is the tune that Bender is whistling when he comes to work actually real and if so, what is it? He is also whistling this tune in some of the other episodes.

Chosen answer: According to the DVD commentaries, John DiMaggio (the voice of Bender) was instructed to just make something up for Bender's whistling, to avoid any potential copyright issues.

Gary O'Reilly

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Question: What is the episode when Spongebob is stepping on toy ducks?

Chosen answer: "The Secret Box", or maybe "Karate Choppers".

sadie

Question: Why didn't Maul take his cloak off when he fought Qui-Gon on Tattooine? It just seems kind of odd because it would probably (1) make you hotter as you move around in the sun and (2) make it harder to move around.

Chosen answer: His Sith training would teach him to ignore the "pain" of the heat, and the cloak, like Jedi cloaks, are specifically desnigned not to limit movement. He attacked as he leapt off his speeder, so he wouldn't have had time to take it off anyway.

Phixius Premium member

Question: When Julia goes to see Hitch, what is the music played when she does the great dancing with the facepaint on?

Chosen answer: The song is Crump Clown by Rize.

Question: What's the name of the piano solo music which can be heard throughout the movie? Since the movie has no soundtrack, can someone please give me its name and the place where it can be found?

Chosen answer: The Movie has a soundtrack, and that lovely piano solo music is actually the theme song, composed by composer David Shire. You can find it here, on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Conversation-David-Shire/dp/B000N4P5XA/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1202051411&sr=1-1.

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Question: I know the pilot was shot and shown in 1989, but were there any other episodes shot and or shown along with the pilot?

Chosen answer: No, The Seinfeld Chronicles (the first episode) was filmed and broadcast by itself, and eventually the series was picked up by NBC. Only then was the next episode - "Male Unbonding" - filmed. The next episode to air after the pilot was "The Stakeout", almost a year after the pilot was broadcast.

Question: When Nick and Elizabeth are looking at Nick's wine collection, what does Nick mean when he says, "I think my sister was conceived on this"?

Chosen answer: He means that his parents were more than likely drinking or drunk on that wine the night she was conceived.

Boobra

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Question: Does anyone know the name of the episode where the teachers tell the students about sex, and the girls and the guys get all scared of each other, and I think they go to war or something?

Chosen answer: Season 5, episode 7 - Proper Condom Use.

Andreas[DK]

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Question: What episode is it when the guys find a 'adult' video of who they think is Phoebe but is actually Ursula? I think the name of the video was "Buffay the Vampire Layer."

Chosen answer: The One where Chandler Can't Cry - Season 6 episode 14.

Boobra

Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Question: Is there supposed to be a special reason for the professor to hate the grunka-lunkas - other than that they annoy with their singing?

Chosen answer: It's just funny that he would hate them so much, for no apparent reason, that he wants someone to actually inform the grunka-lunkas of his hatred for them.

Phixius Premium member

Question: So I saw the movie and understood most of it but at the end the man that tried to stop the ferry from blowing up dies in the car. So this means that he duplicated himself. So if they use that machine, could they keep using it to duplicate people?

Movieman123

Chosen answer: He does not duplicate himself. He travels back in time to a point where his past self exists, so there are 2 of the same person. One simply has a few more hours of memories. Yes, in theory by traveling back in time this way, he could create a situation where there were many of him at one time.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Rick Masters is (quite literally) laundering his counterfeit bills, why does he put poker chips in the washing machine with the bills?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: The poker chips give the bills a more realistic texture by striking them while spinning, so they don't look newly made.

Jason Hoffman

Boring - S1-E3

Question: What is it exactly that Rik reads from the paper? The thing that Neil repeats that brings the little devil to them? I'm assuming it's a poorly pronounced version of something that was in the papers at that time, but I can't think of anything that fits it.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: This is the dialog: RICK: "Hey, get this! 'Under the new ruling, all a student needs for an increased grant is a numklpkgulftoomsch from the local authority!" NEIL: "What was that?" RICK: "A numklpkgulftoomsch. Don't you ever read The Guardian, Neil?" NEIL: "What's a ftoomsch?" Ftoomsch was the little devil's name and the joke was that he'd said no one would ever say his name in regular conversation so he'd have no chance of stealing a soul.

Ingabritzen

Question: I don't get how Alex could have died in Clear's Dad's cabin with the fishing rod opening the door and the rusty fish hook and the knife flying out. What happened behind the door?

Chosen answer: As Alex picks up the fish hook he smiles and says "tetanus". Although not ideal, Death hoped to infect Alex with tetanus, a lot slower a death than intended, but a death nevertheless.

Manky

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