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Question: In the bar, Jack walks up to the guy named Jimbo who played rodeo clown and offers to pay for his beer. Did Jack hit on him?

Bunch Son

Answer: Not exactly, just kind of feeling out the situation to see if Jimbo might be amenable. Jimbo seems to sense what's going on and lets Jack know he's not interested.

Question: After a storm, Jack and Ennis see the sheep all mixed up with someone else's sheep and Jack says "Get on in there and untangle 'em Chilean sheep out of ours." What does he mean by Chilean sheep? They are not in Chile. The sheep all looked the same. I'm curious.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: The sheep are not Chilean, but the shepherds are. In the original script, Jack tries to talk to them, but they do not speak English and neither he nor Ennis speaks Spanish. This was cut, but we can still hear the Chilean shepherds speaking Spanish to one another while they try to separate the herds.

Question: When the Penguin kills the Ice Princess, he then tries to kill Catwoman with his umbrella and crosses the crowd to his press van. Why doesn't the mob kill him after the murder and attempted murder?

Erik M.

Answer: The public believes Batman killed the Ice Princess, and they don't know about Penguin trying to kill Catwoman. The crowd that is surrounding his van are his supporters, not an angry mob.

Phaneron

Question: Vernon and Petunia take Dudley to the hospital after the Dementor incident. And in the first book, they took him to the hospital after Hagrid gave him a pig tail. Shouldn't people from the Ministry of Magic be dispatched? As they were after the incident with Marge, in the third book. Dudley would not need to have the memories erased, as Marge did, because he already knows about the wizard world. But what about the Muggle hospital staff?

Answer: There is a department in the ministry that dispatches a specialized team called the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad. Likely this team was sent to correct the issues caused by those people. It may just not have ever been specifically cited to those events.

Answer: It was never explained about what happened at the hospital, so any answer is speculation. With the first incident, it may have been considered an unexplainable anomaly. Hagrid was barred from using magic at that time and he may have cast a temporary spell that had mostly worn off before the Dursleys reached the hospital. There's a lot of magical things that are witnessed by the Muggle world (like the flying car) that just seem to get overlooked or are left unexplained.

raywest

Question: Planet Spaceballs intends to steal all the air on Planet Druidia. Spaceball city and Planet Druidia are neighbors. When Megamaid explodes, her head lands on a beach on a planet that presumably has air. Why not steal the air on the planet inhabitated by apes? There's apparently no air shield. Additionally, the desert planet where Yogurt lives also has air and no air shield. Two other planets, in addition to Planet Druidia, that have breathable air.

Answer: It also might stand to reason that the very fact that Druidia has a shield is what makes it viable. It almost creates a docking port for Mega Maid who was presumably designed for that very purpose. After all, what other purpose could a space maid with a vacuum possibly have?

Answer: The Spaceballs are a race of bullies, they only pick on planets they know have no defense, like Druidia. Yogart, like Yoda, was a very powerful being with mystic powers, While the planet of the Apes were highly intelligent and were most likely able to out smart a race of idiots.

Answer: In the context of the movie, the Spaceballs seem to hate Planet Druidia. So why not steal air from the planet they hate? In a more meta behind-the-scenes context... it's just better for the plot for them to target Druidia since it makes more sense dramatically and creates stakes for the story.

TedStixon

I would also add that the characters know they are in a movie, and thus they need to service the plot.

Phaneron

Question: When Sandy is watching the race, she takes her shoes off. Why? It makes no sense, because it's a dirty place. And she's wearing very white socks.

Answer: She was wearing regular shoes, not sandals or sneakers, not made for walking on concrete.

She's wearing Keds. So yeah they're sneakers. It makes no sense.

Answer: I was watching the movie recently. I suddenly thought: she, as Olivia, takes them of because they are not comfortable. In the scene she is not walking much on them.

Question: Why was Mr. Griffiths watching Olive's live webcam if it was meant to be a sex tape?

Answer: It wasn't meant to be a sex tape. The live podcast was a way of Olive setting the story straight. So to speak.

ChristmasJonesfan

Question: How did Patrick Mulligan get a piece of a symbiote? He was killed by Shriek, not by a piece of Carnage.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: It is deliberately never shown on screen, so unless it gets answered in a sequel the audience is left to speculate. Mulligan does come into direct contact with Carnage since Cletus is the person who kidnapped him. In addition, the fight between Venom and Carnage takes place all over the church with the pair constantly stabbing, slashing, and bludgeoning each other. A piece of either symbiote could be somewhere in that building. Again, though this is just speculation since it's never shown how Mulligan is infected.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: How did Cletus of all people know of Eddie getting dumped by Anne and being abused by his father? Were those stories publicized?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: If they conducted a one-on-one interview, Eddie might've risked sharing some personal things to get Cletus to open up more. Eddie also took her leaving pretty hard. He might be one of those people who, you spend five minutes talking to them and they're GOING to bring up their ex.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: Those are things Cletus would have talked about during their interviews. Eddie ignored all that and concentrated on finding the other bodies, so Cletus feels like Eddie didn't tell his side of the story.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: When Angela is looking up information on Constantine, it shows a picture of him being arrested. What did Constantine do to get arrested?

Answer: Constantine constantly does things that are out of line or break the law. It could be as simple as somebody calling the cops on him for doing an exorcism. Take your pick really.

lionhead

Question: Why does Michael head back to his old house and why does Karen go inside it by herself?

Rob245

Answer: It was his own personal man cave, he was born and raised there. It was the only place he felt safe and secure. In just about every "Halloween" film he always returned to his home. It belonged to him. I personally believe Karen went there to get a feel for the place, trying to make sense of everything. Why does a normal kid turn into a ruthless killing machine, was it just him or was it the house itself.

Question: What did Pauley say before he shot Bernie sitting on the steps?

Answer: He says the Italian word "cornuto." Basically insulting Bernie for sleeping with Vito's girlfriend, which is why the hit was put on him in the first place.

Bishop73

Question: Does the movie or book provide information who the father of the older daughter is? What is the meaning of Kate saying "MaMa don't let him". Does that refer to the father?

Question: What did Anakin's torpedoes hit that caused the droid control ship to explode?

Answer: It was the main reactor of the ship, according to wookieepedia.

lionhead

I have a problem with that because realistically would destroying a reactor be enough to cause whatever it powers to explode?

Not sure why you have a problem with that notion. It's a common sci-fi convention/trope that destroying the main reactor of a ship usually causes a chain-reaction that destroys the entire vessel. That's also what destroyed both Death Stars in the original trilogy. (Luke fires a missile into the reactor through an exhaust port/Lando and the others fly into the core and destroy the main reactor.) This is not a documentary... it can operate by nebulous sci-fi rules. Not to mention, none of these things actually exist, so who's to say destroying the main reactor WOULDN'T destroy the ship?

TedStixon

It destroyed the main reactor of the droid control ship itself, not what it powers. Anakin was inside the ship and blew it up from the inside.

lionhead

If you go by official books put out you see lots of ships in Star Wars are powered by a gas type fuel source. Taking out a reactor could cause that fuel to explode as well. As you see in the movie it not one big boom but a lot of little ones at 1st. But once that fire gets to the main tanks it's all over.

Question: Does Frank Darner's father get killed?

Answer: No Nikki is the only one that is killed.

Question: How on earth did any of these hijackers get weapons onto the plane? I know this is 11 years before 9/11 in 1992 and security wasn't that strict back then but there would be no way for them to get through security or anywhere else at the airport carrying weapons or have had them smuggled in.

Answer: Vincent got the weapons on board after killing "Robert" the actual crew member. The hijackers also took the weapons off the dead FBI agents.

Answer: Vincent, in the plane's cargo hold, was the caterer who fixed the meals. He supervised the loading of the food, beverages and weapons. He most likely put the weapons in the storage containers, so they could be loaded and made sure no else suspected anything.

Question: If vampires don't have a sense of smell, then how do they smell blood and how to they know Bella has a floral scent?

Answer: In the "Twilight" series, all the vampires had a supernatural sense of smell, along with superior eyesight, hearing, and taste (for blood). They use smell to hunt prey. General vampire lore varies about what characteristics they possess. Contemporary authors have always adapted or modified these traits to suit their stories.

raywest

Question: When Marty and Jennifer are sitting in front of the clock tower in the park and Jennifer asks Marty if his mother knows he is taking her up to the lake, during Marty's response, he seems to put something in the inside pocket of his jeans jacket with his left hand. What was he doing or what did he put into his jacket pocket? (00:10:00 - 00:11:00)

Answer: It was the audition tape of Marty's music that Jennifer gave him. She wanted him to send it to a record company.

raywest

Answer: There's a mistake entry about the scene where Marty is holding the tape in his left hand and then disappears in the next shot, so Marty's hand is empty at the point in question. To me, it honestly looks like Michael J. Fox rehearsed the scene so many times when he was putting the tape into his jacket that he did the same movement without the tape to stay consistent.

Bishop73

Question: When Burnham came back from getting the tool kit, he didn't lock the door. Why didn't Meg grab a jacket from the bedroom and escape outside?

Answer: One obvious reason being she didn't want to leave her daughter alone in the house with them. Another reason being she is in a panic and it's not uncommon to suspend logic in a panic and just do the first thing that comes to mind. You'll find many stories of survivors saying they wish they had done something else, they were just too scared to think of it in the moment.

Answer: The idea probably being they're in the oil business, or at least in the pocket of Big Oil. There's been a long time conspiracy that oil companies killed the electric vehicle, so they could keep making money off gasoline.

Bishop73

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