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Answer: If you are talking about the "Thou shalt not do this, thou shalt not do that" song, I'm not sure if a song like that actually exists. Green Day, the guest voices on the episode, might have just been improvising to keep their appearance from being too obvious.

Question: Why does Ray freak out when Charlie turns on the hot water in the bathtub?

Answer: When they were children, Ray witnessed Charlie being burned by hot bath water. I think Ray says something about how he was left to look after Charlie while Charlie was in the bath, and Charlie got burned by the hot water. That memory must be very strong for Ray, and not comprehending the passing of time, Ray did not want to see Charlie hurt again.

Mark English

Question: Do the names Sati, Rama-Kandra, and Kamala have special significance in Hindu culture or meanings in Hindi?

Answer: Rama-Kandra is the combination of two ancient Hindu figures. Rama is the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu and known for being a memorable hero. Kandra is the Hindu god of fertility. Then Rama-Kandra can be linked to the movie as the father of Sati (connected with fertility) and the man with wisdom and virtuosity (he talks with Neo about love and honour). Kamala is referred in Hindu tradition as counterpart for other gods, mainly because she represents the feminine side of the material world. Sati, on the other hand, does refer to a goddess, first wife of Lord shiva, mother figure, goddesses of war and fertility who protect her children (devotees) from demons.

Answer: This is a reference to one of the oldest prank-call jokes known - young people calling up a tobacconist's and asking if they have "Prince Albert in a can," (Prince Albert being the name of a moderately famous brand of loose tobacco). If the shop owner replies positively, they then say "Well you'd better let him out, he's suffocating!" or the like.

Rooster of Doom

Question: When Lovejoy says to Jack, 'It's interesting. The young lady slipped so suddenly and you had time to remove your jacket and your shoes.', what exactly is he getting at? That he's figured out Rose attempted suicide, or he's accusing Jack of attempted rape?

Answer: The story Rose and Jack came up with was Rose was looking at the propellers and suddenly slipped and Jack rescued her. Seeing that Jack had his shoes untied and jacket off means he had more time then he lets on, making Lovejoy suspicious of Jack and what really went on.

Lummie Premium member

Question: The DVD features what the actors are actually saying. What is the actual joke told by Betty (the owl/bungee cord line) when translated into English?

Answer: Nothing - that section of the movie was taken from the original "Tiger and Crane Fists," and so was never English to begin with.

DaveJB

Show generally

Question: At the end of one episode, Picard orders the helmsman to set course for "Archer 4." What TNG episode did Picard say this in?

Question: Bishop is killed in Alien Vs Predator, so why is he alive in Alien 3 at the end of the movie? Alien 3 is supposed to take place many years after Alien Vs Predator (in Alien 3 Bishop claims not to be a robot).

Answer: He isn't Bishop in Alien vs. Predator. The Alien series takes place many, many years after Alien vs. Predator, the character in Alien 3 is just a descendant of the character who looks like him in Alien vs. Perdator.

Nick N.

Question: Why are they always naked when returning from the future?

Answer: Reese explains that only living things can come through the portal. This is why they can't bring any equipment, including clothing. The Terminator can come because it's covered in living skin.

Phoenix

Question: Who is the Jedi Syfrideous (sic) that is mentioned in conversation between Obi Wan and the prime minister of the cloning community?

Answer: Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas was a respected member of the Jedi Council. Secretly, he was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Jedi policies, and foresaw a future where an army will be required. Encouraged by his Jedi comrade Count Dooku (who was, by this time, quietly learning the ways of the Sith), he asked the Kamino cloners to prepare the clone army, based on the template that Dooku (under the name Tyranus) recruited. He was then eliminated by Dooku to prevent the Jedi from finding out about the army before the time was right.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the very end of the movie, when Harry discovers the secret room, he sees many vials of the performance enhancer that his father was working on. Why did Norman Osborn need so many?

Answer: It seems likely that a large number of samples would have been created during the initial experiments - Norman simply took them away and stored them to prevent anyone else from doing what he did. It also gives him the option to repeat the experiment if he feels that the effects are wearing off - remember, it was highly experimental so it would be hard to predict precisely what would happen in the long-term.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: It means that Phoebe now has control over Monica and Rachel. If they were in jail, Monica and Rachel would now be something akin to Phoebe's slaves.

Guy

Question: Why do they suddenly start singing about Manchester?

Answer: Because the character who is singing, Claude Hooper Bukowski, is from Manchester and came to the US when he 'dropped out'.

Claude is from Oklahoma, not Manchester. The song came from the play. In the stage version, Sheila was from Manchester.

Question: Why is the director credited simply as "McG?"

Answer: Joseph McGinty Nichol is his real name. McG is most probably a nickname.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When Galadriel was handing out special gifts to the Fellowship, why wasn't Boromir given a gift?

Answer: In the book, Boromir does recieve a gift from Galadrial, a belt of gold. But as far as the movie goes, you're right. Everyone except Boromir recieves a gift. Perhaps the filmakers wanted to get the point across that Galadrial had a sense of forboding from the start about Boromir betraying the fellowship. And she felt Boromir should not recieve a gift? Or, since each of the fellowship recieves a gift of some significance that comes in handy later in the trilogy, they felt it not necessary to show Boromir recieving his gift since he dies soon after at Amon Hen.

Question: Why does the alarm go off when Dave puts the Pick-n-Mix in his mouth and then stop when he steps on it?

Answer: It's a sight gag. Dave's essentially stealing the candy, so the alarm goes off. When he crushes it, the alarm stops. It wouldn't really happen, but it's funny that the alarm stops when he removes the candy.

ChiChi

Answer: It's a reference to the movie (and the book, technically) "Red Dragon," in which the serial killer holds a reporter captive and shows him slides of the people he has killed, repeating over and over, "Do you see?"

Question: At the party Joey says to Bianca, 'Come on, we're all congregating around Mr. Guervo.' What does that mean?

Answer: Actually it's Mr. Cuervo, as in Jose Cuervo tequila. They are all gathering around the tequila bottle.

Guy

Was it good for you? - S2-E16

Question: What is the name of the song playing the background, when Carrie is intimate with the recovering alcoholic? She sings,"If there's a cure for this, I don't want it."

Question: At the Last Alliance battle, how did the Men and Elves get into Mordor?

Answer: The Black Gates across Cirith Gorgol had been destroyed and repaired at several times in the 2nd and 3rd Ages. The Army of Men and Elves (and other creatures) marched past the Gates into Mordor and beseiged Sauron at Barad-dur.

scwilliam

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