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New this week Question: Is it true that the story Nick was telling Cap about his grandfather is based on Samuel L Jackson's grandfather?

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New today Answer: Here's what he said in an interview: The thing with him is, you don't know if he's making up a story to get you to do a certain thing or if he's actually giving you a piece of himself. The great thing for me about that particular story is that is what my grandfather did when I was a kid. He actually ran an elevator in a hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn. That was his job. I used to go down there and sit in the elevator with him while he took people up and down. He got tipped that way and had money in his pocket or in a bag - and a little gun. He always had a pistol with him, some brass knuckles. I did not write that, it was just in there. It totally just happened that way. I chuckled about it. I was trying to figure out if I had talked about my grandfather in some interview somewhere years ago or something and somebody read it and put that in there. I never found out if that was the case. I think it's a true story for him.

New this week Question: Why did the trio watch Buckbeak being executed?

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New today Answer: Because they had some small hope that something would happen that prevented it, they stayed to see if a miracle would happen basically. They didn't want to see it of course, but they felt it too terrible to just not know if there was any hope it wouldn't happen and then miss it.

lionhead

But how could they tell from the top of that hill? They were so far away they couldn't hear a thing.

They could see the executioner from where they were standing, just not very well or entirely. They saw him swinging the ax, but not what he was hitting. They just assumed it was Buckbeak.

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New today Answer: They didn't actually see Buckbeak being executed because he never was. They were far enough away that they only partially saw the executioner wield the axe, but he was actually chopping a pumpkin out of frustration because Buckbeak had disappeared. If they had been closer, they most likely would not have looked at all, not wanting to witness such a gruesome scene.

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Thank you but I was meaning to ask why they stayed on that hill to watch instead of returning to the common room?

It's pointless to speculate what their reasoning for watching was because it really comes down to it being a plot device. The audience has to think that Buckbeak has been killed in order to propel the story forward. That is achieved by having HR&H stop atop the hill and watch what they think is the execution. It also is to convey their sense of grief and hopelessness.

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5th Oct 2018

Cobra Kai (2018)

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New this month Question: How come Sam and Aisha stopped being friends just cause Sam was hanging out with Yasmine?

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New this month Question: Why do so many characters who start out as SpongeBob's friends (from his point of view) turn into villains?

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The Closet Reconfiguration - S6-E19

New this month Question: Assuming I've got the right episode, when Howard took Sheldon home, why didn't he just tell Sheldon not to tell anyone what was in the letter? If he had, Sheldon would have told the girls that Howard told him not to say.

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New this month Answer: Sheldon is extremely bad at keeping a secret. He actually doesn't want to keep a secret and tries to find or create a justification to tell it so the pressure will be off him.

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New this month Question: Why didn't Thor go for the head?

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New this month Answer: While it's purely speculation, here are few ideas: 1. He didn't think he needed to. He now possesses the most powerful weapon in the universe and thought hitting Thanos in the chest would be enough. 2. He may have aimed for the head, but Thanos was trying to repel the axe, which caused the aim to be off. 3. He wanted Thanos to die slowly so that he could deliver his "I told you..." line.

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Plus, he didn't know Thanos already had all 5 gems.

lionhead

Or just because the head is a much smaller target and Thor was pretty far away, even when throwing a magic axe.

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23rd Sep 2018

Cobra Kai (2018)

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New this month Question: I thought Johnny and Daniel patched things up at the end of the first movie? So why do they still hate each other?

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New this month Answer: The first episode really only shows that Johnny still hates Daniel. Daniel is shown being friendly with Johnny when Johnny visited the car shop. Johnny was down and out and he was most likely jealous of Daniel's success. Only when Johnny was still giving Daniel a hard time did Daniel start feeling the hate again.

New this month Question: How did Lavagirl's boot fall off? Also, how come she only has her leg when she isn't wearing the boot? Where's her foot and sock?

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New this month Question: When did this conversation between Gamora and Nebula that Thanos showed Gamora on his ship take place?

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New this month Answer: We aren't told for certain, but it was most likely before the events of the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.

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16th Sep 2018

Spy Kids (2001)

New this month Question: At what point did Carmen stop making fun of Juni and they started to get along?

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New this week Answer: When he told her that he knew about her still wearing diapers. He did it to get back at her for being so mean to him and they decided to call it even.

16th Sep 2018

Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

New this month Question: What was that man at the airport saying in English?

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Question: Thanos said he ignored his destiny once and cannot do so again - what was the other time?

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Answer: The time he allowed the leaders of his homeworld Titan to make the decision not to act on the overpopulation problems. Thanos sat by as the leaders (in his mind) did nothing and the planet was brought to ruin.

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Answer: On his home planet he ignored the rising population, causing a catastrophe that killed it. He won't have that again.

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4th Sep 2018

Friends (1994)

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Question: How come the gang never knew about Gunther having feelings for Rachel?

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Answer: He never openly expressed his feelings, but the friends also never paid much attention to him or thought of him as anything more than Rachel's one-time boss and the person who serves them coffee.

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3rd Sep 2018

The Simpsons (1989)

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Question: Why did Marge keep Milhouse's teeth?

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Answer: She wanted to use them to discourage Lisa from playing hockey and probably felt ashamed/embarrassed for keeping them when Milhouse asked if she had them.

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30th Aug 2018

Cobra Kai (2018)

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Question: Johnny has a son named Robbie. Johnny seems to want nothing to do with him so why does he keep a picture of him on his refrigerator?

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Answer: Because despite whatever unresolved issues there are between them, he still cares about his son, and probably hopes for reconciliation one day.

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Question: Why did the writers decide to have Snoke killed just like that? Fans have spent the last two years wondering about so many theories about who he is, so was it really wise to kill him that early on without even the slightest hint as to who he really is?

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Answer: I know this caused quite the uproar with a lot of the fans, but looking back at the original trilogy, how much information was known about Emperor Palpatine when he was killed off? None of this was addressed until the prequel trilogy many years later.

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Exactly. I have made this same argument so many times. Back when the original trilogy came out, none of us were running around complaining that we never found out the Emperor's backstory.

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I was merely asking why they decided to kill off Snoke this early.

Answer: According to reports, JJ Abrams had different ideas for each characters' story arcs while he was directing "The Force Awakens"; when Rian Johnson signed on as director for "Last Jedi", he basically decided to ignore Abrams' ideas and create his own direction for every major character, including Snoke. Since there is still one more film left in the current trilogy, though, we may learn more about Snoke's true nature in Episode IX; the possibility also exists that he may return as a Force ghost or in a cloned body, at least according to fan theories.

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Question: How did Vader know Han and the others would go to Lando?

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Answer: The Falcon had a damaged hyperdrive (hence why it needed to go to Cloud City). As they fled the Star Destroyer, Boba Fett managed to determine the trajectory and deduce the destination. The Star Destroyer and Slave I were then able to set a course for Cloud City and arrive there first.

Question: A man said that after the two years of house arrest, Scott would have three years of probation. What does that probation involve?

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Answer: Probation varies depending on the case, but it involves adhering to whatever conditions that is set by the court. In Scott's case it could include but not be limited to regularly reporting to a probation officer, not traveling out-of-state, avoiding certain areas, people, or activities, attending counseling or joining a support group and so on.

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Continuity mistake: Mr Miyagi said in the first movie he never taught anyone before Daniel, but he says in this movie that he taught Julie's grandfather.

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Question: I heard that every movie Ralph Macchio is in, he smells something as a joke, due to the fact that he has no sense of smell. But what does he smell in this movie?

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