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Question: When the town first turns into "Dark Silent Hill", you can briefly see some sort of monster behind rose that shoots skyward. What monster is this? Is it Red Pyramid?

Chosen answer: I thought it was just big pieces of the ground shooting upward. I didn't see pyramid head there at that time. Just pieces of silent hill shooting upward.

Michele Hedges

Question: How come the kryptonite Superman is stabbed with pierces his skin but the needle that the doctors use a bit later on him doesn't?

Chosen answer: Because Kryptonite has specific properties that nullify Clark's powers so the improvised blade goes straight through his protection. An ordinary needle has no such effect.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why does Chef's name tag on his army uniform say Chef and not McElroy (which is his surname)?

Chosen answer: Because South Park is an unrealistic and ridiculous cartoon, as evidenced by the fact that all the black people are in the same battallion and the name of their mission is "Human Shield," followed by the all-white "Operation Get Behind the Darkies." Point is, don't look for realism in a movie like this.

K.C. Sierra

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Question: Where did Kayla go? When did they get rid of her and where did she go? And which episode is it?

Chosen answer: Kayla was sent away in episode 16 (The Gun Song) in season 4, after falsely accusing Lynette of child abuse. She now lives with her grandparents - probably Nora's parents.

Question: When Chucky is loading the guns with real ammo instead of paint, why would a military school store or even use live rounds?

Chosen answer: Military schools usually have gun ranges, so they would have live ammunition for that.

pross79

Question: What was the whole "pancake" scene all about? I understand the director had the kid doing karate for the movie because he was impressed with it. But what does the kid yelling "pancake" have to do with karate?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Pancake is the name of Henry's dog, he shouted it after he found his dog dead by the disease. If you are wondering who Henry is, it's the guy at the beginning who got infected first in the film, and I guess the kid screaming it obviously knew what happened to Henry, he obviously knew Henry and Pancake.

Answer: When they bring Paul to the hospital he sees a person in a bunny suit holding a needle and a plate of pancakes over a kid. Maybe Dennis was there before.

Question: I remember watching this movie a long time ago and seeing a scene where Clifford gets a walkman after pretending he's deaf and a scene where Clifford and Uncle Martin are out driving looking for "Sneakers", the dog Clifford stole from the airport. I watched this movie many times after that and have never seen these two scenes again. Does anyone know the whereabouts of these scenes or any other information about them?

Movie_Freak 1

Chosen answer: There were scenes that were edited into the television edition of the movie, but weren't included in the VHS or DVD edition, and this was one of them. Reference: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109447/board/thread/49571041.

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Question: I noticed that in several episodes (especially season 6) Daniel is wearing what appears to be the same sweater. Is this just a coincidence or is there some special significance to the sweater?

Chosen answer: As far as I'm aware it's just a sweater, nothing special about it.

Cybermoose

Answer: Agreed with the previous answer, but the sweater is just to set Daniel apart from everyone else while he is ascended.

Question: When the higgins boats were blown to bits, before we see Jackson in the front of the boat, when the ramps go down, the whole people in screen were shot, also where Jackson was, but later Jackson is there with Miller at the seawall, how could this be?

Chosen answer: Jackson could simply have been slightly wounded, or even missed completely, and was simply knocked to the floor by those around him who were hit. He could even have just hit the deck when the guns opened up.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: I missed the last few episodes, but I caught a snippet of the finale and Alice mentions having a lot of children because she didn't know how condoms work. How many children does she have?

Chosen answer: They have 10, one for each year they've been married...

john sale

Question: What did that one announcer dude mean when he said something about "razzle dazzle"?

Chosen answer: "Razzle Dazzle" is a term used to describe flashy or dramatic action.

papajim

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Question: I once saw a clip that shows Luanne excitedly telling Hank, Bill, Dale, and Boomhauer about something, and she jumps up and down until her breasts (which aren't shown) come out of her shirt. Was this a deleted scene or a joke made by the show's creators?

Chosen answer: I believe it was a joke. If I remember correctly the scene was once shown on a tv clip show that was showing goof moments from tv shows. As it is an animation it would have to be a joke.

Lummie Premium member

My Sacrificial Clam - S1-E21

Question: Can anyone explain the title of this episode? I understand the wordplay on "sacrificial lamb", but why "clam"?

Chosen answer: The title could be interepreted in relation to the patient who JD is afraid to treat and how the room is closed off like a clam. In the episode the patient has to be quarantined to a seperate room from everyone else and medical staff that enter the room have to take precautions from entering.

Lummie Premium member

The One The Morning After - S3-E16

Question: Is it just me or is Issac's insistance that him and Ross are "the same" and giving him that knowing look a hint that he has also slept with Chloe?

Chosen answer: It's highly doubtful the nerdy Issac ever slept with Chloe, or many other women for that matter, although he is trying hard to convince Ross of his sexual prowess.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why was Pyramid-Head's name changed to "Red Pyramid" for this film adaptation?

Chosen answer: It is a reference to the red pointed hoods the executioners of Silent Hill wore in colonial times. This is also why the helmet is a pyramid in the game. Since he is never officially named in the game, only referred to by the characters as "Pyramid-Head," the filmmakers were free to come up with their own reference for him. "Red Pyramid" sounds more dramatic than "Pyramid-Head" and it ties the creatures' reason for being into the name.

Phixius Premium member

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Question: Has any episode revealed what Marge's natural haircolor is? In the flashbacks in "The Way We Weren't", she is shown as a child with blue hair, and it turns brown when another girl burns it. However, I saw another episode where she walks past her mirror, notices a brown spot of hair showing, then picks up a can and sprays blue to cover it up.

Chosen answer: I would have to assume that the everchanging answers to many questions of the characters in the show means there isn't any definitive answer to this question. However in the episode when Homer is teaching a "Secrets to a successful marriage" class he mentions that she dyes her hair blue because she has been grey as a mule for a long time. Later on Marge questions Homer about why he revealed she dyed her hair.

Lummie Premium member

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Question: TOW the Proposal. Eventually Chandler asks Monica to marry her. Why does Monica say later on that she asked Chandler? (This is when she gives Phoebe advice about her wanting to get married to Mike).

Chosen answer: Because initially Monica set up the room with all the candles etc to ask Chandler, she got down on one knee and then starting crying saying "there's a reason why girls don't do this" so Chandler knelt down too and they kinda asked each other.

jackie_pq

Question: When the U-Boat leaves La Rochelle the Kriegsmarine brass band plays "Muss I' Denn, Muss I' Denn", an old German love song that many people will recognise from an Elvis Presley movie, GI Blue I think,with the title "Wooden Heart".But when the boat returns the band plays a much more martial march (which does not prevent a soldier on the pier from dancing!). But which marching tune?

Chosen answer: The music the band plays at the end of the film is the Erzherzog-Albrecht-Marsch. In the uncut edition (which features a longer departure), the march is also played.

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Question: Virtualy all of the tools that Tim and Al show on Tool Time are the Binford 6100 but obviously different tools each time,was there a joke regarding the number 6100?

Chosen answer: In seasons 1 and 2, each Binford tool had a unique model number, but from season 3 onward, they were all numbered 6100 as a running gag.

Cubs Fan

Question: Several times in the movie one character is able to ascertain in which hotel room another character is staying simply by asking the front desk for the room number. Was this realistic at the time the movie was made? Today, a hotel would never divulge a guest's room number to a stranger, since such information could potentially be used by burglars and/or predators to gain access to hotel rooms. Was security really that lax in the 1950s?

Chosen answer: Not really. You could (and at some hotels are still able to) keep your room number private or you could not - i.e. you could ask the hotel staff to keep your number secret from strangers, or you could ask them to tell anyone who might ask. Not having seen this movie, I don't know how likely it would be in the situations you speak of that the hotel guest would choose the latter option- it might be a mistake.

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