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Answer: Sometime between seasons 3 and 4.

MoonFaery

Question: Why, when Shrek pushes over the potion, do the two birds in the cage become dancers and two guys turn into Cogsworth and Lumiere (from Beauty and the Beast) while almost everybody else in the room turn into doves?

Answer: They are jokes making reference to Disney films.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What's the name of the song being played when Eddie Griffin is showing Dizzy around the jail grounds and teaching him how to fight?

Answer: "Dark Side" by Wheatus.

Question: So what happen to the two guys at the end of the movie? Are there any stories about them in the PC game or an alternate ending or something like that?

Answer: The Game shows Child's frozen body where we last saw him in the movie (Whether he is a thing lying dormant or not, we never find out) There is a comic book series that continues where the movie left off, where MacCready and child's are rescued by another research team on a ship. And it is discovered that Childs was in fact a Thing, spawning a whole new generation of things among the team.

Can you tell me what comic book series that is? I'd like to read it.

lionhead

The comic series is called The Thing From Another World, just like the original movie from the 50's. It was published by Dark Horse comics. Besides some decent artwork, especially on the covers, the series isn't very good and actually contradicts the movie in a few areas.

BaconIsMyBFF

Thanks! I read it, it's not bad.

lionhead

Answer: No one knows what happened. They had no transport and couldn't make radio contact, so very likely they froze to death. If one or both are Things, then they just went dormant until rescue shows up. There is nothing in the game or on the DVD that answers this for sure. BTW It's very hotly debated amongst Thing fans, that Childs is a thing because you cannot see his breath in the cold. (It's very difficult to tell if you can or not because of the scene's lighting).

Grumpy Scot

Answer: Just to add to the other answers, I actually saw an interview with Keith David recently where he explained that it was purposely shot to be ambiguous. They shot two different versions of the scene - one where they played the scene as though neither was the thing... and another where they acted more suspicious of one another. And they built the scene out of the footage they had. He also debunked the popular fan theory about how you couldn't see Childs' breath being a hint... he explained that the way the scene was blocked, the air around him was slightly warmer than it was around Kurt Russell due to the fire and the debris around them - hence you just couldn't see his breath while you could see Russell's, who was about 5 or so feet away. (Not to mention you can actually see a little bit of his breath once or twice.) It wasn't a conscious decision to try to hint that Childs might be the thing. The scene really is just meant to be super ambiguous and unexplained.

TedStixon

Answer: She also appears in the episode 'Bart Gets Hit By a Car.' Bart sees her in Heaven, complete with tire tracks on her body.

Brian Katcher

Answer: Snowball 1 appeared in an episode where they talk about how Lisa first got her saxophone. The cat appears in a flashback scene where Homer has stolen an air conditioner and the house is ice cold. Snowball 1, white coloured, slowly walks through the scene, with icicles hanging from her.

Question: In the scene where The Bride is trying to get Hattari Hanzo to make her a sword she mentions a "former" pupil and he changes his mind, writing on the window Bill. What did Bill do to upset Hattari Hanzo?

Answer: Bill used Hattari Hanzo's teachings for evil, instead of belief and self defense.

Question: When Shaun says that it's ridiculous to say the word zombie, is it a joke to the fact that no one seem to use the word in other zombie movies?

Answer: Possibly, but maybe they just have that line because it's funny in itself.

Question: Why does Bob Wolverton have a psychology manual in his car when he's a children's psychiatrist?

Answer: Even experts in a given field occasionally like to consult a text on the subject.

Tailkinker

Question: What's the name of the song that the inmates at the asylum are dancing to?

Answer: "(Not Just) Knee Deep" by George Clinton And The Funkadelics.

The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding - S2-E24

Question: In the episode where Richard and Monica break up at Barry and Mindy's wedding, we see that Chandler is chatting on the computer with a girl (that ends up being Janice). When Joey comes in and Phoebe tells him that they are wondering whether or not the girl Chandler is talking with is actually a girl. Joey says, "Ask her how long she is going to live. Girls live longer" and Chandler says, "Why don't you fall down more?" What does he mean?

Answer: Joey has just made an incredibly stupid remark (how would she know how long she's going to live?), so he wonders how Joey is even smart enough to walk. It's just a joke.

Shay

Question: How was the rain scene accomplished?

Answer: It was added at the edit. During the animation, the animators just made little sprinkles on the characters so it would look like the rain actually hit them.

Question: Is Mirage a super? If so, what is her power? She tells Mr. Incredible that, like him, she doesn't officially "exist" and her name sounds like a superhero name.

Answer: No, she isn't a super. She just works with Syndrome as his assistant.

Question: The music video for Ray Parker Jr's hit song features several celebrities who lip-sync to the word "Ghostbusters". Is there a complete list of all the celebrities in the video?

Answer: Chevy Chase, John Candy, Danny DeVito, Peter Falk, Mellisa Gilbert, Carly Simon, Teri Gar, and George Wendt, along with the four major stars of Ghostbusters themselves.

Question: Is the building used as the outside of the school in the film, the same one they used for the courthouse in Back to the Future 2? If so, how did they remove the lake? (the one Marty falls into during his escape from Griff's gang).

Answer: According to IMDB, the town sets for Gremlins and BTTF were both shot on the same set. But since Gremlins came out well before Future 2, they would have actually added the pond.

Question: Why do the hyenas attack Joseph's brother, and not Joseph? At the end of the movie we find out that Sarah is the one who is possessed by the devil, not Joseph. So how does one explain the hyenas acting like Joseph didn't exist?

Answer: Maybe Sarah has planned to to blame Joseph being possessed. At least it is how I understand it, because in that way it makes sense.

Answer: According to IMDB, Sally Dworsky was the singing voice for Miriam, who was Sanda Bullock's character.

Hamster

Question: In the scene where they find their dream home, what are all the things Pumbaa said that sounded like "Hakuna Matata"?

Answer: Hot tuna frittata, The spinach armada, A spoon of ricotta, A wormy piccata, Kahuna colada, A blue enchilada, Legumes on a platter, This oughtta be hotter, I gotta lambada.

Question: What song is being played when Dick is driving the Batmobile through Gotham?

Answer: It's called "Smash it up" by The Offspring.

Question: Where can I find the scene where Gimli is telling Legolas the point of a drinking game? Also why does wood elves enjoy wine but Legolas doesn't?

Answer: The drinking game scene is in the extended version of the Return of the King. As for Legolas not enjoying wine despite other wood elves doing so, he just doesn't like it; not everyone has the same tastes.

Tailkinker

Question: What happened to Gothmog, the orc lieutenant, at the Battle Of Pelennor? I am aware that he fights Eowyn in ROTK Extended but there is also footage of him being hacked to death by Aragorn and Gimli simultaneously.

Answer: In the extended cut we see that after Eówyn defeats the witch king she struggles away. Gothmog notices this and starts to chase her. Just before Gothmog gets to an unarmed Eówyn Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli save the day hacking Gothmog without a fight.

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