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Question: The architect mentions a "mother" of the Matrix. Who is she? When Neo asks if it's the Oracle, the Architect says "Please." Does he mean please how can you think that, or please don't interrupt, I'm speaking?

Answer: It's the Oracle. The Architect says "please" because Neo called her an oracle. To the Architect, she's just another program. He is scoffing at Neo for using that term, not for coming to that conclusion.

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Question: I don't really get it. Why doesn't he just rewind and start over when things start going bad? Did I miss something?

Answer: He can't start over, all he can do with rewind is view the past. The remote was a learning remote. The choices Michael made were his and they were permanent. Morty goes over this when he explains the virtues of the remote to Michael.

moviemogul

Answer: It is never stated.

Question: In the policewoman's apartment, the recording she is watching of the puppet goes to live. How did that happen with a recording?

Answer: The camera was plugged into the VCR, so when the tape finished, and the Officer stopped it, it switched to the live feed.

Question: Does anyone know where I can get a hi-res pic of Filmore's bumper? I want to see if I can read all the funny in-joke bumper stickers and the pic I have can't zoom in that far without going to pixel boxes. Thanks.

Answer: This is a list of the Bumper stickers: "Recycle Your Oil", Three "Flo's V-8 CafĂ©" stickers, "Free Mother Road", "Groovy and Love", "Portland Concrete on My Mind", "Please Recycle", "No Interstate", "Go Natural, Drink Organic Fuels", "Certified Organic Oil", "Home Sweet Road", "I'm an Eco-Bus", Six "Peace"signs, "Stop the Superslab", "Your Mother Road Loves You", A flower, A heart with 66 in it, Oval RS, "Ornament Valley", "Open Road U.", A rainbow, "Peace on the Open Road", A rainbow butterfly, Recycling emblem, A Route 66 shield, "Turn On to Recycling", "Life Begins at the Offramp", "My Inner Car is Electric", A sticker that has a 66 shield on it with a tire track over that says "Tread on Me", "Recycling: It's a Gas", "Save Mother Road", "Flower Power", "I (heart) Recycled Oil", "Drink Organic Oil", "Free Mother Road", "Question Interstate", Recycling symbol with "Take a Drive on the Wild Side", "100% Organic Fool", "Fillmore Organic Fuels", Recycling emblem, "Pardon My Backfire, I Eat Veggie Fuels", "Save 2-D Animation", "One Way"(recycling symbol), "Interstate"inside a stop sign, "I Brake for Jackalopes", "Support Organic Refiners", "I (heart) 2 Recycle", "Recycle Your Oil"with a yin-yang symbol, An oil derrick with a slash through it, "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Road", "100% Organic", A bigger 66 shield and a heart, "Got Solar?", "Oil"with a recycling symbol in the "O", "Born to Recycle", "I (heart) Recycled Oil", "Certified Organic Oil", "Go Natural – Drink Organic Fuels", A sun with a recycling symbol in the center, A flower, "Drink Organic Oil"with flower in it, "100 Percent Organic Oil", "Interstate"with a slash through it, 66 shield with a rainbow, 51237 is the license plate, which is George Carlin's date of birth.

Boobra

Question: According to the mistakes page, there's a shot of the Death Star hangar in the original theatrical version and a crew member walks in then realises he's in shot and walks back out. I have got the original on DVD and have searched each hangar shot and can't find it. Anyone help?

Answer: It may have been edited out for the DVD release. They clean up things like that on DVD.

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Question: Who is the dead person that has Obi's envelope stapled to him?

Answer: It is not a dead body, but a doll.

Question: Why would shoppers need to carry a scanner round a store with them like Kate does early on in the film?

Answer: She is picking he items she wants on her wedding registry. You scan the items you want, so people will know what to buy you.

pross79

Question: Why does Slevin make Goodcat break his nose?

Answer: When Slevin first tells Lindsey about his time in New York, he told her he was mugged and got his nose broken. We later find out this isn't true. To make his story seem valid, however, Goodcat breaks his nose.

Answer: It's Peter; he's the main protagonist in the series so naturally the title and theme song are referring to him.

Andreas[DK]

Question: If the witches were being hung outside the house when Winifred's book showed her how to cast the life spell, where did the black flame candle and its instructions come from?

Answer: They were set up, beforehand, just in case. Winnifred knew about the spell, but she didn't memorize the incantation. So she needed the book to see how to cast it.

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If you pause the movie, you will see that the book opened up to the Black Flame Candle spell.

Answer: I just watched this episode on Hulu yesterday. There is a moment in the hotel (where Rad takes Luanne for a date) when Rad says hello to a man named AJ, while he hugs Luanne. I am quite sure that I never saw this moment when the episode aired on regular TV channels.

Answer: This is a reference to the Backstreet Boys, of whom AJ was the least popular member.

Has nothing to do with AJ from BSB. He was never the least popular. He was like the main singer in the group. Howie was the least favorite and didn't even sing.

Answer: We're never told, but he was just a friend of Rad.

Bishop73

Question: There is a picture of Wendy's boyfriend where he is standing in front of the roller coaster. That is how Wendy first notices the pictures have a connection to the deaths. Later in the film, Kevin and Wendy come across a picture of Kevin's girlfriend holding a stuffed crocodile and there are blurry lights behind her. What does that picture have to do with how she died?

Answer: The picture looks like she's holding onto the part that comes down to hold you in place, and since roller coasters are fast, that explains why the background is blurry; it's signifying her on the ride, which is where she died.

Answer: It has nothing to do with how Carrie dies, like how the picture of Frankie, when he won the mudflap girl necklace. It had nothing to do with it. Now with Jason's (Wendy's BF) picture she notices how the roller coaster looks like its flying off the tracks.

Answer: It's exactly like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. No one knows for absolutely sure, but it is a near-certainty that they did because they were in the first wave charging across no man's land. Like BC and the SK, they stop the scene just as they were rushing in.

Zwn Annwn

Answer: I had one of those when I was a kid and it was called a Bumble Ball-not sure if that's the "official" name or just what we called it, though.

Driven - S4-E19

Question: I feel like a scene was missing when I watched this episode. When Delko comes to see if Valera and Boa Vista found anything on the rope, Boa Vista is angry for something that happened between them earlier and says "I was just worried about Marisol", indicating that whatever she is upset about happened in this episode. However I didn't see her earlier in the episode and at no point was Delko talking to her. What event is she referring to here?

Answer: Marisol has been shot, and is dying in the hospital.

Question: Why is there always a midget version of Piangi's character in the operas?

Answer: Midgets were common at the time in that type of shows, where they were used as a comic relief.

Sereenie

Question: What is the length of time in the monster world compared to the human world? Boo is gone overnight in the monster world, so would that mean the human world is longer since Boo's parents aren't worried about their missing child?

Answer: How do you know Boo's parents weren't worried about her? Most of the film takes place after Boo goes into the monster world and the one time when she goes back her room is empty, only meaning her parents weren't there when she returned. It's also impossible to tell whether the monster world's days are shorter or longer than the human world.

Lummie Premium member

Question: What exactly was added in the extended edition?

Question: What is the liquid that is sprayed on the girl in the first room that Jeff enters?

It was super cold water - she died because she was freezing (she froze to death).

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