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Question: What kind of dark jacket was Andy wearing at the end with the red and white stripes.

Joey221995

Question: How did they get Andy to the hospital after he banged his head on the Eiffel Tower? It seems highly unlikely there were any elevators around.

Joey221995

Chosen answer: The Eiffel Tower has several elevators in use that they could have taken.

Bishop73

The Silencer - S8-E1

Question: Is the baby that The Silencer left under the tree still alive?

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Answer: Yes, the baby boy is alive and well. The Silencer, John Myers, cared for him by giving him his bottle, stayed while he slept, and gave him his pacifier.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Why is Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus not on the poster? Considering that he is the main antagonist of the movie.

DFirst1

Chosen answer: He is more like a "secret" antagonist. The mystery of who is behind the events in this movie cannot be revealed by the poster.

lionhead

But he's the main antagonist of the movie.

DFirst1

But that's only revealed at the end of it.

lionhead

Answer: Plus, he's played by an great actor.

DFirst1

It's what's known as a "reveal." Yes, he's played by a famous actor, and yes he's the main antagonist. But the audience isn't meant to know that until later in the film. It's supposed to come as a surprise. If he was on the posters (like Darth Vader was for the original films), audiences would go in expecting him to be the main villain, and wouldn't be surprised at the reveal.

Jason Hoffman

Are you saying that if he's on the poster, the audience will judge that he's the main villain of the movie?

DFirst1

The problem is he is only in the end of the movie. If he was on the poster people will expect him sooner and be disappointed.

Well he is not in the end of the movie. He is just in the middle, though. But why do you say disappointed? I am quite disappointed at first that the main antagonist is not even on the poster.

DFirst1

I am sorry for my mistake saying "He is not in the end of the movie". But what am I going to say is He appears in the middle, though.

DFirst1

Question: There are two scenes I don't understand 1. Burnett goes through a minefield, and then one of the enemy troops accidentally sets the mines off, Burnett starts running through the minefield, and much of the exposing debris. 2. Burnett is in a shop which is fired on. He appears to be close to a shell impact. If one of these scenarios were to happen as shown in the movie, wouldn't Burnett have been seriously injured if not dead?

Answer: 1. What Burnett encountered was actually an alley filled with trip wires, not mines. The explosives on the trip wires all happened to be along the sides of the alley rather then the center. That debris you saw was from the explosives being detonated from a chain reaction. 2. The shell was from a T-72 tank. It was fired at the mall and pierced the outer wall and continued to travel through the shop upon exploding at the far end. It appears that it at the very least heavily shook Burnett and there is evidence to suggest he received some minor wounds to his head via some facial abrasions.

What I meant was shouldn't Burnett have received major injuries?

Question: What was Lokar hiding? And why did he want to keep it a secret?

Answer: Lokar was conducting a genocidal campaign against the Bosniak population, a severe war crime. The photos of the mass grave would have exposed him.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Is it just me or after Barney says to Abby in the tent that they'll find the egg she starts to sniff like an upset person? If so why was she upset?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: For starters, they lost the egg. And second, her feelings were hurt because Cody said that using your imagination is "kids' stuff."

Remember When - S6-E15

Question: Why was Phil annoyed over Doc taking some food? Is it an Italian thing? Or is Phil just really petty?

Answer: It's a mafia thing. Taking food off another made man's plate in public view like that is comparable to the guy in Casino taking off his boots and putting his smelly feet up on the table.

Question: When a police officer comes to Kevin's house, the officer rings the doorbell, but since he gets no answer, assumes no one is home. But in real life, wouldn't a policeman break into the house, and then search the house, and then bring the child out of the house, and take to him to his family, just in case a the child did exactly what Kevin did, hiding under the bed or couch? Also wouldn't Kevin's parents get arrested for leaving Kevin behind if the police did find out they left him behind?

Answer: To answer your first question, no. As a right protected under the Fourth Amendment, the police are prohibited from entering a private residence without either a warrant and probable cause or the consent of the homeowner. Since, as you point out, the policeman assumes no one is home, there's no cause to enter; had he heard, say, a cry for help from inside the house, that would constitute an exigent circumstance, an exception that would allow him to enter in order to help someone in imminent danger. To answer your second question, I doubt it. What happened wasn't done deliberately or out of neglect; it was an accident caused by circumstances beyond their control; accidents can, and do, happen.

Cubs Fan

He did get consent. The mother asked the police to go get him.

Fair point, but the question relates to if such an incident were to occur in real life.

Cubs Fan

Question: Like the other Losers, Bill says he'd forgotten what happened during their childhood, but when he decides to go back into the sewer, he tells he others he's lived with it and has been afraid all his life. If he forgot, how could it still haunt him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Even if the specific details are forgotten, the emotional damage remains and small clues can trigger a response.

raywest Premium member

Question: If Carson's plan indicated he was smarter than Kyle, given the way it was set up, then why did it fail? I know Kyle worked out he was a terrorist, what I don't get is what made her eventually become suspicious of him. What Carson arrogant or something? Did he make mistakes in his plan, if so what? What mistakes did he make that made his plan fail?

Answer: This was a conspiracy involving a number of people, so it was not Carson's plan alone. Any plan, no matter how well plotted, will have flaws and unexpected variables. Kyle didn't suspect Carson until the very end when she was talking to the captain, who thought she was a terrorist extorting money. Not every detail of how she fully realised Carson's involvement is explained, but when Kyle saw she was being framed, and as Carson nervously attempted to leave the plane, knowing the plan was unraveling, Kyle cobbled together various clues and made an accurate assumption that Carson had been orchestrating the events during the flight.

raywest Premium member

Show generally

Question: Does anyone know where I can find the black and white blink-182 poster Dawn has in her bedroom?

Answer: Amazon might have one. Https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_5/135-6046169-9238005?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=blink+182+poster&sprefix=blink%2Cgarden%2C157&crid=1WYLSSHH0NT7F.

Question: Is this film based on a true story?

Boiken22

Chosen answer: No, it's an entirely fictional creation of M. Night Shyamalan.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why is there the statue in bed with Sam when he seems to have woken up from a dream and why do you see the statue falling apart?

zxcvbnm

Answer: The wooden angel is a symbol of foreboding. At the beginning, when Sam and Molly are furnishing their loft apartment, they try bringing the large, decorative angel through a window on the second floor, but the rope slips with almost disastrous results. This was an implied warning that something catastrophic was about to happen in their idyllic life (Sam is killed shortly thereafter). When he has the vision of the angel in bed with him, Sam realises the nature of that warning, but it was too late; and, when he sees the angel falling to pieces, it symbolizes Sam's failure to ascend to the afterlife when he was given the chance.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Surely it is just a nightmare. After all he has just been shot and is dying. Perhaps the statue falling apart is a metaphor for his life - which has just fallen apart.

Alan Keddie

Saving Private Brian - S5-E4

Question: This episode involves a couple of scenes with Marilyn Manson, who is actually being voiced by one of the show's writers. How are they legally allowed to portray a celebrity for this long - more than a quick joke/cutaway?

Answer: Parodies are protected speech. See Hustler Magazine v. Falwell.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why does the Game Boy Advance remake involve the bosses being differently battled, such as Queen B using Zingers, and have cameras as collectibles, which the SNES version does not have?

Question: Despite being a remake of the original game for the Game Boy Advance, why do Donkey Kong Country 2 and 3 use the Microsoft-Rare logo instead of the Nintendo Rareware logo?

Answer: This answer would be similar to the answer to the Diddy Kong Racing question. Microsoft allowed Rare to develop handheld games for Nintendo since Microsoft didn't make handheld consoles and Microsoft said they weren't going to publish any Gameboy Advance games and any company was free too. However, Rare changed their logo in 2003 (corresponding to the Microsoft purchase) and that's the logo they used on all the games they developed, despite the platform the game was released on.

Bishop73

Question: How did the game come into existence in the first place? I mean why would anyone create a magical board game with features that could get people killed? Like letting animals on the loose, or releasing a poacher who kills people?

Answer: It is never explained, although many sinister things exist in films and books that come into being through various means. The movie is based on a children's picture book where Judy and Peter find the game abandoned in the park and it doesn't explain its origins either.

Bishop73

Question: I've noticed a correction that says Burnett and Stack-house didn't expect any troops to find them. Why? They would have known that if the bad guys fired a missile, they would be watching the missile and the jet to see if they ejected in case the missile successfully hit it. They also would have known that in case that the bad guys would watch to see if they parachuted, and then track them if did their parachutes were successfully deployed, shoot at them while they went down, and then check to see where they landed to make sure their dead. So why didn't Burnett and Stack-house expect the enemy troops to find them?

Answer: Because they were being chased by the missile all over the place, so it would have been difficult for the Serbs to keep track of the missile and the jet. Plus they were so busy being chased by the missile they probably didn't where they were when the missile hit them.

I meant why didn't they expect anything or anybody to find them?

Members Only - S6-E1

Question: How did they fake Eugene's suicide?

Answer: If you're asking how the FBI, or anyone else, faked his suicide, in the show Eugene actually committed suicide and did not fake his death. If you're asking how, in real life, they were able to make it look like actor Robert Funaro was hung, it would have been no different than any other hanging stunt. A rig or brace is placed on the actor's back, under their shirt, that supports The Weight of the actor when they are "hung" (or "hanged" depending on your word preference). The noose is lightly connected to the rope, say with wax, so that should an accident or malfunction occur with the rig, the noose would break away from the rope instead of the neck bearing the actor's weight. The rest is just acting.

Bishop73

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