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The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends - S3-E13

Question: Does Marcus Flanagon, who plays Robert, also play the guy Rachel is talking to in Central Perk before Ross 'saves' her in TOW the Prom Video?

Chosen answer: Actually, the one in TOW the Prom Video is Tim Bohn. Markus Flanagan is solely Robert.

Question: If the janitor is Brian's dad who is the guy that picks him up at the end because he looks a bit like him?

Chosen answer: The janitor isn't Brian's dad, Bender just asked if his dad worked there to make fun of Brian because the janitor knew him.

princesskelli

The One With The Lottery - S9-E18

Question: In this episode, I think that it is Ross who mentions a person called Amelia Earhart. Who is she?

Chosen answer: Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She and her navigator (Fred Noonan) were lost July 2, 1937, en route from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island - the plane was never found.

Garlonuss

Question: I know that some aspects of the movie were altered from the source materials because of copyright issues and various other reasons (i.e. having Skinner as the Invisible Man instead of Griffith.) Were there any such reasons given for changing the nature of Dorian's portrait from Wilde's novel, or was that just altered to make his death scene more "dramatic?"

Chosen answer: I haven't read this book of Wilde, but I think alterations were prompted not by copyright issues but because this conveniences the "league" storyline.

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Question: What exactly is the nature of the relationship between Catherine and Grissom? I know they're good friends but what else? Did they date, go to school together, etc?

Chosen answer: Grissom recruited Catherine when she was still stripping and going to college. He was a field services officer at the time. There hasn't been any relationship except as friends.

ChiChi

Question: There is a trailer out that ends with a girl knocking on a door and saying "housekeeping," and the door flies open and there is a big shrieking noise. Then as the door slams shut the girl says, "I'll come back later." Has anyone any idea of what part in the books this is?

Chosen answer: That scene is not in the book.

cullothiel

Question: What's the other car Will Smith drives? You see it in the scene after the morgue.

Chosen answer: I am pretty sure it is a Buick Blackhawk. Check out www.buickclub.org/blackhawk/ to see pics.

T Poston

Question: When Norrington and his crew successfully win back their ship from the pirates when the curse is lifted, the soldiers begin to chant something. What are they chanting and what does it mean?

Chosen answer: They're shouting "huzzah", which was a traditional sailor's cheer. The modern-day cheers "hurrah" and "hooray" derived from this word.

Tailkinker

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Question: Even though the Simpson's home state is a mystery, in the episode where Homer gets kidnapped in Brazil, Lisa says that if you look at the clues, you can figure it out. Has anyone tried to look at all the clues and figured it out? My theory is that the Simpson's home state is Oregon (where Matt Groening grew up). There was even an episode where Homer joins the Navy and it shows a plotted map of USA where Homer sails off from the west coast of America (either Oregon or northern California). Has anyone else came up with this conclusion or have totally different conclusions?

Chosen answer: This is an age old battle that has been going on since the show's debut. People give supporting arguments for almost every state, and some say that it's made up. According to Matt Groening, Springfield is not based on any Springfield in the USA (Even though there are over 150 of em), he says it is based on Portland Oregon, his home town. http://www.roundspringfield.com/?section=usual&page=faq#1

Dan Sgambelluri

Question: Can anyone tell what brand the black and white hat that Will Smith is wearing when they are waiting for the Dixie 7?

Chosen answer: A german movie magazine wrote that this hat has no brand. It was made especially for the movie by the costume designer. The label on it is merely blank. A reader asked the same question at the magazine's forum.

Question: Why does Rogue get that blonde-white streak in her hair at the end? I've never read the comic books, so if the answer's there, I wouldn't know.

Chosen answer: It's from the stress of powering Magneto's device.

J I Cohen

Blind Date - S1-E21

Question: In this episode they're trying to decrypt some files, and Cordelia phones Willow. She hears that they've been trying to decrypt computer files all day too - does this correspond to a specific episode of Buffy?

Jon Sandys

Chosen answer: It corresponds to 'The Yoko Factor' (4-20), though Willow never mentions that Cordelia calls.

MoonFaery

Five By Five - S1-E18

Question: Faith uses the term Five by Five when someone asks her how things are. What does this mean?

angelus tumultuor

Chosen answer: "Five by five" is a term originally used in radio communication to indicate that the signal is good, and is now occasionally used to indicate that things in general are okay.

Tailkinker

Question: What are the drummer and Anna/Tess saying to each other during the band audition? I've watched it a lot, and i can never get the part where Anna has a short monologue.

Chosen answer: Drummer: "what are you doing?" Anna/Tess: "I don't know, it's not working." Drummer: "Just do it".

Question: Is a third X-men already being/been made? When will it be released?

Amie

Chosen answer: It's in the pipeline. The script is being worked on, Bryan Singer is expected to direct again, and a number of the cast have the third film included in their contracts. Expect it in 2006.

Tailkinker

Question: Why is the movie called "10 Things I Hate About You"? I thought it was in reference to Kat's poem, but she lists at least twelve things.

Answer: 10 Things I Hate About You is a play on the title of the Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew. This movie is a modern re-telling of that play. Unlike DiCaprio's version of Romeo + Juliet, this movie doesn't use the original dialogue from Shakespeare. The premises are the same.

Chosen answer: She only says "I Hate" 10 times. Some of those she says more than one thing that bugs her, but written in list form it appears as 10 things.

Shay

Question: Why is the movie called "10 Things I Hate About You"? I thought it was in reference to Kat's poem, but she lists at least twelve things.

Answer: 10 Things I Hate About You is a play on the title of the Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew. This movie is a modern re-telling of that play. Unlike DiCaprio's version of Romeo + Juliet, this movie doesn't use the original dialogue from Shakespeare. The premises are the same.

Chosen answer: She only says "I Hate" 10 times. Some of those she says more than one thing that bugs her, but written in list form it appears as 10 things.

Shay

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Question: When Krusty runs for Senator there is a news program on with the news scrolling on the bottom of the TV. It says "Rupert Murdoch terrific dancer". Who is he?

Chosen answer: His company News Corporation owns Fox and its subsidaries, which is the network that runs The Simpsons in the states, and was once the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Jane Doe

Question: why don't Red's parents come back for him, even when he becomes famous?

Chosen answer: They probably do, it just isn't shown. Alternatively, they could have died in-between the time we see the young Red and Tobey Maguire. That could be a contributor to all his anger and rage.

Question: This goes for X-men 1 and 2, why are some of the characters, i.e Beast, Gambit, Spike not in the films?

Chosen answer: The characters were chosen for popularity, practicality of costuming (Mystique is enough without doing Beast's blue fur as well), and contribution to the storyline, since there were simply too many X-Men to include them all. Also, it leaves characters for sequels (like Nightcrawler).

Xofer

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