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Question: What is the conversation between the German soldiers in the Ghetto scene, after they have shot the boy who ran away and the boy's father who interfered?

Answer: Roughly "What is this shit? Did you become moved? You could have shot me. You have shot at me before. An apology is called for. You became moved."

ChiChi

Answer: He took a year's break from the show. He's promised to return for Season 17.

DaveJB

Question: In the scene where the circus man comes to the farm to find Rocky, Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy come out looking for him. Ginger then runs with Rocky all the way to the other side of the farm and into their own hut. Why didn't they merely run into one of the huts on the side of the farm they were on? It seems this would be much less risky.

Answer: As we see, there's a hiding place within their hut that can conceal Rocky even if the lid of the hut is lifted. If they hid in one of the others, they'd risk discovery if Mr Tweedy decided to look inside, hence Ginger's decision to take Rocky back to her own hut.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: If Mad Eye Moody was really Barty Crouch Jr. using the polyjuice potion as a disguise, why was he being so nice to Harry at the beginning of the book? For example, when he was showing the class how a certain spells affect people, why was he so happy when Harry fought the spell? Also, when Malfoy almost cast a spell on Harry, why did he get mad at Malfoy?

Answer: People have to believe that he's who he's pretending to be - Moody's the sort of person who would approve of Harry's attitude to things, so Crouch must do likewise. He also has to teach in a way that Moody would - very hands-on, showing approval to good students. Moody would also hate the underhanded tactics used by Malfoy, hence Crouch's defence of Harry. He has to make Harry (and everyone else) believe that he's on his side, that he's one of the good guys - if anyone got suspicious, it would be a threat to the plan, which requires Harry to survive through to win the Tournament. As such, up to that point, he'll protect Harry to the best of his ability.

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Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: In the episode when Bart dreams he's in David vs. Goliath, there is a montage of him working out using sheep. The music is from an 80's movie, but I don't know what movie it's parodying or what the song is. Can someone please tell me?

Question: Why did Jafar need the Sultan's diamond to find out who was the only one who could enter the cave?

Answer: The diamond is a source of power that Jafar uses on that mechanism in order to see the 'one who can enter the cave.'

Toolio

Answer: According to the "Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion," Gates McFadden was replaced as ship's Doctor by Dr. Katherine Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) because some of the show's producers were able to convince Gene Roddenberry that the character of Dr. Crusher was not developing well. Fans began a letter-writing campaign to bring McFadden back, and at the end of the second season, Roddenberry decided to replace Dr. Pulaski, saying the chemistry just wasn't good. Rather than finding a third doctor for the Enterprise, the decision was made to ask McFadden to return, and she accepted. Roddenberry later said, "It was always our intention to leave the door open for her to return to the show."

Chosen answer: If my memory serves me correctly from the radio play and the musical (as well as other sources, although I've never read the book), the reason Mars is red is not from the "rust" that we accept now, but from red vegetation. The aliens came and brought this vegetation with them, perhaps to give the earth a more suitable atmosphere (for them).

Gary O'Reilly

Question: I was a little confused. Why did the aliens die? I know it had to do with micro organisms but the answer doesn't come clear to me. Can someone please explain this for me?

Sir William

Chosen answer: It's similar to how the Native Americans were decimated by smallpox and other diseases when America was colonised by Europe - They had never encountered that virus before, so they had no immunity to it whatsoever, and many of them died. The aliens would have no immunity to any diseases, or even a basic hereditary immunity to default earth viri. Basically they all caught some disease or other (maybe even a cold), and died because they had no immunity at all to it.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: Does anyone know what happened at the Bell household, after the Bride disposed of Vernita? I'm also curious as to what happened to Sophie, after her rough night.

Answer: For years there's been a rumor of a third movie with Sophie and blind Elle teaming up for revenge on the Bride.

Answer: It's never been stated what happened to be Bell household. Re Sophie, towards the end of Vol. 1 we see Sophie talking with Bill and if you listen to what Bill is saying and how he is articulating his speech you could make the assumption that he is really angry at Sophie for giving the bride the information rather than dying. My assumption would be that after Sophie told Bill everything about the Bride he would have killed her.

DJKostya

Question: While at the New Year party near the end, Mace tells Lenny that his clip of the Jerico One murder is the only one, and that there are no copies. Yet when Faith was explaining the situation earlier, we see Philo setting fire to a clip with the same content. Did I miss something?

Answer: The clip that Mace and Lenny have is a copy of the original that was made that Philo didn't know about. When he destroys the original by burning it, that leaves only the copy that was made and passed on to Lenny. He then has the only remaining copy, which is what Mace means.

Question: In the "Heidi" scene, when the girls are singing in German, what do they say?

Answer: In the German version of the movie, the text is a rather normal advertising song about the company, the Angels pretend to work for. In the US version however, the actresses' accents are so horrible, it is, besides some "typical German words", impossible to make out if their song has any meaning at all.

The One With Ross and Monica's Cousin - S7-E19

Question: I'm assuming in this episode that the problem with Joey is that he is circumcised and the role calls for an uncircumcised one. My question is, why don't they ever say the word in this episode? When Joey and Monica talk about it they skirt around it, would the censors really have such a problem with it?

Answer: It's a fairly standard humourous device to not actually name the thing you're talking about, especially when it relates to something a little risque. Also note that during the whole show, Joey tends to avoid talking about such intimate subjects with anyone but particularly the girls. Avoiding the word is just one way of reducing the embarrassment.

tw_stuart

Question: At the beginning of the movie, during the auction, when the chandelier rises, the seats in the opera house are dusty. At the end of the movie, it is seen that the seats burn when the chandelier falls. Is this a mistake, or did they rebuild the opera house after the accident?

Answer: Considering the fact that nearly 50 years have passed between both sets of events, it is conceivable that the Opera House could have been rebuilt, at least partially, at some point before being abandoned for good.

Sereenie

My Lucky Charm - S4-E14

Question: Jordan's pregnancy test is negative because the stick turned blue. Isn't it supposed to turn blue if you are pregnant?

Answer: Some tests turn blue, some tests turn pink, some get blue lines, some get red lines, some get a + or a -, there's even one that says "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant".

Myridon

Question: If Padme and Anakin's marriage is supposed to be a secret, why is she shown to be pregnant during her funeral courtege? Wouldn't questions be asked about the identity of the father? Surely it would be easier to cover up the existence of Luke and Leia if Padme's pregnancy is not made public, even after her death?

Answer: Yes, from some points of view, it probably would have been. On the other hand, there's a lot of sense in making it appear that the children were never born, that they died with their mother. After all, the existence of at least one child is already known to Anakin. If Padme had not appeared to be pregnant at her funeral, it would at least suggest to him that his child might have survived - if he thought that was a possibility, he'd have come looking for his offspring, which could have wrecked everything. Better to put up with a few awkward questions being asked than risk having a Sith Lord chasing after the galaxy's last hope.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is that red dot that is on Anakin's goggles when he is racing his pod? (It isn't there all the time, but if you look for it you can't miss it.)

Answer: It's the reflection off the instrument panel in front of him.

Question: Luke calls Owen and Beru 'Aunt and Uncle.' Is he just referring to them as close relations, or did Anakin's mother have other children?

Answer: Owen's father married Anakin's mother, making the pair step-brothers, so, even though it's not actually a blood relationship, uncle is an accurate way of describing Owen's relationship to Luke.

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Question: If I remember correctly, in the trailer the magazine that the Wolf was reading was called "The New Porker" or something similar. Any reason why it was changed to "Pork Illustrated" in the final film?

Answer: The gag is that the wolf has developed a peculiar sexual fetish: he wears women's clothing for fun and is attracted to pigs. The magazine was changed for the trailer to be less suggestive (and thus to make the trailer G-rated).

Answer: It is another term for bad acting. Over-emoting, hamming it up...

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