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Question: Is it really always Gwyneth Paltrow's beautiful body that we see during all the shots of the striptease? I think when it is showed turned around it is a stunt double.

Chosen answer: A stunt double was used for the "body" shots in the film. Additionally, Gwyneth's body was digitally modified for the posters and DVD/VHS covers to make her a bit fuller figured.

Epiphany - S2-E16

Question: If Angel didn't experience a "Moment of Perfect Happiness" from his night with Darla, why does he go through the same motions he went through from losing his soul before?

Chosen answer: Due to his epiphany, Angel basically had the 'true darkness' he worked so hard to reattain ripped away from him, like his soul was after sleeping with Buffy.

Question: In the party scene there is a guy talking about a scream in a song which is actually a woman being murdered. Does anyone know the full story or any more details about this urban legend?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: The song is 'Love Rollercoaster' by the Ohio Players. All the details on this story can be found at Snopes website http://www.snopes.com/music/hidden/roller.htm.

Xofer

Question: Does anyone know if there are any easter eggs on the dvd?

Chosen answer: GameWinners doesn't list any, and I've checked every area on the DVD and found nothing, so unfortunately I think the answer's no.

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Question: In the pilot episode, the pregnant girl looks over at the bald man and he opens his mouth to reveal something bright orange. What was that?

Chosen answer: He was eating a peice of an orange with the skin still on.

XIII

The Black Seal - S1-E6

Question: What is the strange plopping type noise that is heard a few times in this episode? I think it is first heard when Sean, the Irish B*****d is introduced.

Chosen answer: I checked my subtitles and it reads "cork pops". It seems Sean is a typical Irishman and enjoys copious amounts of drink. When the Friar is intoduced you can see him on the left of the group and it looks like he is opening a bottle.

Question: Throughout the movie, Bruce willis has a tattoo visible just above his ear. Was this added for the movie or is it real? if it is real, what does it say?

Chosen answer: The tattoo is for the movie. It is his prisoner identification.

Question: Something I really don't understand about the ending. Riggs is looking over his former wife's grave when his beeper tells him that Lorna is expecting their baby. He races to the hospital and there she is about to give birth. So who drove Lorna to the hospital? Can't have been Riggs as he wouldn't have left at a time of need just to see his wife's grave. Doubtful that Lorna drove herself, and no relatives were there (as we see at the end). So what other explanation is there?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: She could have taken a taxi or an ambulance, or even driven herself. A neighbor or friend could have taken her who didn't stay after she was admitted. She might have already been at the hospital for any number of reasons - doctor's appointment, already admitted for bed rest prior to labor, etc. etc. etc.

Myridon

Question: In the commentary the director remarks about how he hated working with an actor and he/she won't work again. Does anyone know who this might be?

Chosen answer: The whole commentary is a joke - they decided to parody other Hollywood commentaries instead of giving a serious one. The actor he was talking about was Ben Stiller, who turns up late for the commentary then leaves early. (The rest of the film is then the commentary for "There's Something About Mary"). So Ben Stiller is the actor, but it's not meant to be taken seriously.

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Question: Why does the USAF pronounce the word 'lieutenant' as 'loo-tenant' whilst the RAF and RAAF pronounce it 'lef-tenant'? I realise there are different spellings between countries (aluminium and aluminum, for example) but the word lieutenant is spelled identically in the US and UK, yet still pronounced differently. What's the specific reason for the different pronunciation of this word?

Chosen answer: No-one seems 100% sure. The closest we can get seems to be that the spelling and pronunciation evolved differently - the current spelling comes from the French - lieu tenant = place holder, ie. someone who acts in place of an absent superior. The pronunciation appears to have derived from English ears hearing the "w" sound in the French pronunciation as something closer to a V or F (certainly possible if older French pronunciation was anything like, say, modern German, where words such as "wunderbar" are pronounced "vunderbar"). This site (http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/OLD-ENGLISH/2000-11/0973487763) quotes some examples from the 12th century onwards of English spelling, with the first syllable varying between "luff", "lieve", and "Leif". The French spelling seems to have eventually become the standard, but the mis-pronunciation remained, possibly as it was so widely used already. When America declared independence they made an effort to shed many effects of English influence (such as gradually switching to driving on the right). Noah Webster (of dictionary fame) encouraged the independent development of American English, and came up with the American Spelling Book, which pushed spellings and pronunciations in the US rapidly towards their current forms, including the more literal pronunciation of the word "lieutenant".

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: What is the name of the song on the TV in Craig's house?

Chosen answer: "Today was a good day", or possibly "Hittin' Corners".

Question: Is there any particular reason why Miranda wasn't in the movie? Did the director think she would interfere with the romance between Gordo and Lizzie, or was it for a different reason?

Chosen answer: I think the actress that played Miranda left the show just before it was cancelled. Lizzie in the last few episodes said that Miranda went to Mexico to visit family. Most likely the actress didn't want to be in the movie either.

Question: Max rambles a bit sometimes. But why does he say "I'm collateral anyway" in the scene after Vincent shot the Jazz player?

Chosen answer: By this point, he's pretty much figured out that Vincent's going to kill him at the end of the night - given the lengths that Vincent goes to to prevent people from seeing his face, he's hardly going to leave somebody who could easily identify him alive. The term 'collateral damage' is used to describe individuals who are killed as the result of targeting somebody else - like a civilian standing near a military target who's killed by a bomb aiming at that target. Max isn't the target of Vincent's hits, but he knows that he'll end up dead anyway.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: In which episode are they playing the states game?

Chosen answer: The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs. Season 7, episode 8.

Bobbert

Question: Who is the woman on the bike that rides up and meets Uncle Rico toward the end of the movie? Is she Tammy, his previously mentioned girlfriend? If so, what is the significance of this scene and why is this her only part?

Answer: It is his girlfriend. He doesn't mention ever having been married and instead said that he broke up with his girlfriend.

Chosen answer: I believe it was his estranged wife coming back to him. The only significance is that 'in the end, everything will be ok.'

Toolio

Question: Who is the woman on the bike that rides up and meets Uncle Rico toward the end of the movie? Is she Tammy, his previously mentioned girlfriend? If so, what is the significance of this scene and why is this her only part?

Answer: It is his girlfriend. He doesn't mention ever having been married and instead said that he broke up with his girlfriend.

Chosen answer: I believe it was his estranged wife coming back to him. The only significance is that 'in the end, everything will be ok.'

Toolio

Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Question: Was there any particular reason for Trapper's sudden departure at the start of series 4?

Chosen answer: Wayne Rogers quit the show, feeling that Trapper had become more of a sidekick to Hawkeye, rather than them both being equals.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: Does anyone know what they made Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber out of? I've looked all over the internet and can't find plans anywhere.

Chosen answer: The lightsabers for the Star Wars prequels are all made from machine aluminum. For Star Wars and the Empire Strikes back, they were the handles from old-style camera flashes, modified to look as they do in the films. By the time Return of the Jedi was made, the lightsabers were machined metal, allowing multiple props to be made. This was especially useful for the prequels, as the extensive lightsaber duels caused them to go through many of the prop sabers.

Question: Although we see that the biker gang has about 20 members when we first encounter them, why does Max only kill 7-8 bikers after his family is run down?

Chosen answer: He kills the members of the gang directly involved in the attack on his wife/child, and the one who ordered it.

Question: Why does Dracula do that dance that involves placing his hand on his chest and slowly spinning around while Velkan is being strapped to the device while screaming "Never"?

Chosen answer: Dracula can hear heartbeats, as he makes clear to Van Helsing. He even states that he can almost "dance to the beat" of scared humans. He is mocking Velkan's anger and fear by dancing to the beat of his racing heart.

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