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Question: When did Quagmire start hating Brian? In earlier seasons it shows Quagmire and Brian getting along fine but, several seasons later, Quagmire now hates Brian.

Answer: Given how succinctly he nails Brian, we can presume that Quagmire has never liked Brian and has only now put it into words.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: It's explained in Season 7 Episode 8 that he hates him for his pompous nature, his liberal attitude, his arrogance towards God believing people, and that he see him as a sad, alcoholic, bore.


That answers the "why" but not really the "when." Brian's personality didn't really change, so when did Quagmire start hating him?


For all we know, Quagmire might have disliked Brian shortly after they first met. Maybe he kept his feelings to himself for a while, due to his friendships with Peter, Lois, Joe, Cleveland, and others who associate with Brian. There are some people who I dislike, but I don't want unnecessary tension among people who we both know.

Maybe always, but he was too polite to say anything for years. Hey I started hating my mother for her arrogant bigoted attitude when I was 18 but didn't say anything for years.


Mercy - S2-E1

Question: What pier are Frank and Jamie fishing off? They've done several fishing scenes there I believe.

Answer: In this specific episode "Mercy" S2xE1, the final scene was filmed at Brooklyn's Valentino Pier (also known as Coffey Street Pier), in Red Hook. This area's full name is Louis Valentino Jr Park and Pier. The unusual structure and layout of Valentino Pier make it quite unique (and it's a lovely place to just hang out). Different local piers have been used to film fishing scenes in other episodes, note their distinctive structures and skyline views.

Super Grover

Answer: They usually fish on the 65th Street pier in Brooklyn.


Lo Scandalo - S3-E8

Question: How did Krieger manage to dispose of Savio's body and how did he even manage to get the entire bathroom cleaned up with so much blood in the room so quickly? With how much blood there was, it should have taken a long time to clean up.

Question: When David tells Betty of what happened to Bruce as a child, David said that he wanted to cure Bruce but was stopped. If his original plan was to cure Bruce, then why does he suddenly want to absorb all the gamma energy out of Bruce and then kill him?

Answer: It's called lying. He was an egotistical mad scientist, who was paranoid and obsessed with proving his work valid. He was willing to do anything to achieve his goals.

David wasn't exactly lying. He attempted to kill Bruce when he was still a child but ended up killing Edith instead when she tried to stop him. General Ross was even there when David was taken away so there is some truth to what David said to Betty.

Answer: He wasn't trying to kill him, he was using his son as a guinea pig. Experimenting on him, poking and prodding him, altering his genetic structure. That trying to cure him was all crap.

Question: Harvey Keitel was supposed to have been a highly respected veteran officer with the NYPD with connections within the department and other agencies as stated in the movie. With all that power and connections, it puzzles me why his character is still a patrol officer working beat shifts as shown in the scene when he intentionally let Joey fall to his death on the roof. He shows up in uniform in a patrol car with his other crooked partner responding to the call.

Answer: Being a higher-up not only means more responsibility, but also closer scrutiny. As a low-level beat cop, it allows Donlan a lesser profile, greater mobility out on the street, to be at crime scenes without suspicion, and he can more easily and covertly interact with his criminal accomplices and contacts. Being tied to an office would be a hindrance; he can wield his corrupt power more effectively this way.


Answer: Yes that's correct but in actuality it's highly unlikely a veteran officer would stay in patrol their entire career, crooked cop or not, unless they work for a very small department and there are no opportunities to move up.

Yes, in the real world, it is indeed highly unlikely he would spend his entire career on patrol. For the purpose of the movie, it serves the plot to have the Donlan character written as a mobile beat cop for the reasons stated. It also allows for more action and sets up the final confrontation between Stallone and the crooked cops. Movies just do not reflect reality.


Answer: He was an investment broker.


Question: What song is playing in the ending credits?

Answer: "Land of a Thousand Dances" performed by Wilson Pickett.


Answer: It's supernatural, but I don't know what to call it. Linda's consciousness is moving in time to previous days, somewhat randomly, after she sleeps. When she wakes on a day in the past, she has knowledge of the future, and her actions apparently 'stick' and change what happens in the days after. She has to figure out the rules of time travel, how her husband came to die in the crash, and how to prevent it. It was a lot for the audience to follow.

Question: According to IMCDB, Bobby rides a John Deere 200-series lawn tractor. Assuming he didn't do anything to spruce it up, how many miles would he realistically be able to ride it before having to fill it up? How fast could he ride it? Does it take regular gasoline or would it need a special fuel mix? I couldn't find any specs on its mpg, although JD says it has a 3.5 gallon tank and a top speed of 5.5 mph.


Answer: Didn't see the movie, but I looked up the specifications for the John Deere model 200 on TractorData. It was the first of the series and manufactured from 1975-1976. It had a Kohler one-cylinder 305cc 8 HP 4-cycle engine that runs on regular gas and a surprising maximum speed in 4th gear of 7 miles per hour! No one seems to rate lawn tractor MPGs, but similar-sized engines running generators at full load might use about 3/4 to 1 gallon per hour. So, he should be able to go at least 3 and 1/2 hours on a tank, or about 25 miles. He could fill up at a gas station without having to add oil to the gas.

Answer: It was just an excuse because George didn't want to be in the race anymore after the remote control got broken.

Well, it was an accident with Stuart throwing the remote control for the boat, and was broken and stepped on by the man's foot.

Question: 2 things. 1) The escape pod with Ripley inside is heading for land in the overhead shot on its way down to the planet's does it end up ditching into the sea? 2) Who does the bleeding garment belong to at the beginning of the film? If an alien had burst from Newt or Hicks wouldn't that have shown up in the autopsies? And where did THAT alien go? And it couldn't have been Ripley her chest is obviously still intact.

Answer: During the opening scenes, there was a quick image empty egg sack below the bulk heads. The Queen, from "Aliens," layed it before she was blown out into space. That "alien" laid a "Queen" egg inside of Ripley. They later performed an autopsy on Newt and Hicks and there was no eggs inside of them. As for landing in the ocean it wasn't programmed to properly land. It was purposely dropped there so the "Corporation" couldn't explain the loss of the colony on the alien planet.

Doesn't explain the blood stained garment still. Who did it belong to?

Question: What relief/landform did he climb from the tour guide?

Answer: A mountain.

Question: If Frederick wanted to distance himself from his grandfathers "legacy", then why travel to Transylvania? Why not just tell Herr Falkstein that he has no interest in going to Transylvania? That he doesn't want to be associated with the Frankenstein name at all?

Answer: He would go because he inherited the property, would want to inspect it, assess the value, determine what possessions there are, attend to the legal and personal matters regarding an inheritance, liquidate the assets, and so on. Most people would want and/or be required to have some interaction regarding such a large estate.


Answer: It's never explained, but the best guess is the hat was an Ushanka hat which is often associated with Russia. At the time, there was a lot of Soviet Union controversy so being associated with supporting the Soviet Union could have angered many people.

Question: After Fletcher beats himself in the bathroom, he describes himself to the judge what his attacker looks like. Didn't the guy who walked into the bathroom report the whole thing after seeing Fletcher beat himself up?


Answer: The person that saw Fletcher do that is probably totally unrelated to the trial going on. He was kind of freaked out by the whole scene so it's not unlikely he just left the building.


Question: Near the start of the film, Mauricio said he didn't like his girl Lindy's big second toe. Hal suggests what if she could have her toe filed down and Mauricio says "Then I'm dating a nub?" What exactly is a nub?

Answer: "Nub" is another word for "lump." Mauricio is so shallow that he's defining Lindy entirely by her toe, so if she had the toe filed down to a nub, then he would see her as that much in the same way he only views her as an elongated toe.


Question: I understand the 2 men staring into the window in the beginning were not the same as the Arab men on the plane, but they were actual spies working for the hijacker right? I still think that was very suspicious and not a coincidence that people were spying on them the day before the incident.

Answer: Considering as they appear as the same actors who played the Arab men on the plane, this may have been done as unreliable narration for the audience (she is actually seeing the two men differently than what we are shown) to cast them as red herrings. Also, considering she was under enough stress to imagine her dead husband several times, it is entirely possible that she was being paranoid and imagining the two men in her mind, when there was really no-one in front of the window staring at her apartment. Either way, it's only a plot device to create a red herring later in the film.

Question: A "modified" racing stock car, white with the number 1 on it, appears in the scene when Frank Lucas is calling home to North Carolina for his brothers to join him up north. One brother answers the phone on the garage wall and when he heads toward the house the camera scans the yard following him and there is a white stock car parked in the yard, does anybody know the significance to the movie? Can you tell if it is a red, white and blue number 1 on the side? Charlie Jarzombek's car?

Question: How could Shredder survive that fall long enough to touch some of the ooze to heal himself?


Answer: This is where comic book logic meets real-life physics. He was wearing a giant metallic, robotically augmented suit of armor. The idea is that this protected him enough to survive long enough. They do similar fuzzy physics with Iron Man from time to time. In real life, the reason fighter jets can't fly faster than they do is that they're carrying a living blood-filled water-balloon inside that they can't risk bursting. The fact is that sudden acceleration/deceleration could easily liquify a human's brain and dislodge internal organs. But comic book logic determines that if we can avoid the obvious immediate damage of impact, the human will survive. We see it with Superman catching someone mere feet from the ground, and they survive rather than showing them as being impaled by two arms jutting straight up, or sliced in three if the arms are held horizontally. All they have to do is suggest that he remained alive, though possibly hanging from a thread, until he's able to touch the ooze.


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