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Chitty Chitty Death Bang - S1-E3

Question: In the flashback where Lois gives birth to Stewie. The doctor says they aren't done, and she says "Oh my God, is it twins?" With this episode being made in the late 90s, would it even be possible for a twin to go undetected until birth?

Answer: Parents can request to not know the results of an ultrasound if they want to be surprised about the baby's gender. The doctor still would have let them know whether or not to expect twins, though, so the doctor is just as puzzled as Lois to find something else in there.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Answer: The doctor says we aren't done as a joke meaning, there was a historical map that came out after Stewie was born and because he said that, Lois asked if it was twins.

amycamille1975

420 - S7-E12

Question: What is the theme song that Peter is humming when he does the "siren luring sailors" cut-away?

Answer: He is humming the theme song to the TV show The Rockford Files.

Casual Person

Model Misbehavior - S4-E10

Question: When Lois brings in the newspaper and says "look at this" Peter grabs it from her and says "movable printed type. We must hide this from the serfs lest they gain literacy and threaten the landed gentry." "What have you got there my lord?" "Nothing, go back to your turnips." What's the meaning behind this joke?

Christopher Burke

Chosen answer: Peter is acting as if he were a feudal lord in the middle ages, and that newsprint and the printed word were recent innovations, threatening to educate the peasantry and jeopardizing their hereditary rights as the ruling class. Just another one of the show's bizarre asides.

Brian Katcher

Show generally

Question: How in blazes do 790 and the other robot heads, when they are attached to cyborg bodies, eat, drink and breathe for their biological bodies? I never see anything like either a functional nose/air intake or functional jaw and mouth (for food intake, as opposed to speech) for these things. I never see any such bio-interface on the bottom of 790's head when he is held upside-down etc... Also, what is the power source for 790's kind's actual robot head, since we never see him plug into an outlet, fuel up etc.

dizzyd

Show generally

Question: Why do the robot heads get attached to human bodies?? Doesn't make sense when you consider how much more advanced they could make robot bodies for such. Also, why not put human brains in robot bodies? We know they have that ability.

dizzyd

Answer: From what I'm seeing, the answer seems simple. The robotic heads allow the control of the body they need. However, no mater how advanced you make a robot's body, it will never quite be as flexible and versatile in it's movements and actions as a flesh and blood human body can be in most cases. And if they do put the effort into creating a robotic body with the capabilities they need, and be durable enough to last... it would cost a lot of money. The Cluster has a large influx of constant prisoners that they use for feeding the Lexx and other needs, so human bodies are easy to come by and in vast quantities. Them simply producing robotic heads with the ability to interface with the human nervous system and placing them on the decapitated bodies of expendable prisoners is a hell of a lot more cost effective and easier to do with the technology they have. It's just a cheaper, more effective option for them to have thousands fo 790 Units in production and use without the cost of manufacturing a fully functional and durable robotic body for them.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: When Alex Kintner (the boy on the raft) gets eaten by the shark, I distinctly remember a shot right after the shark rolls over the raft, that the inflatable raft pops with a loud "POP", then there were two streams of blood coming out of the water almost 5 feet in the air, in a V-type pattern. Nobody remembers it. Nobody knows. It was only in the cinema in its original release. It's never made it to any re-release or home video media version or TV broadcast. This scene was forever etched in my memory because I knew the shark had punctured the boy's back and severed the two arteries/veins that are as thick as garden hoses. Please somebody, does anyone remember this scene?

Answer: While there was an alternate (and more gruesome) Kintner-boy attack scene that was filmed late in production, Spielberg chose not to use it, and it never made it into the film. The only released Kintner-boy attack scene shows the shark roll the boy's raft, then the boy is seen lifted out of the water (by a film crew scuba diver) as fountains of bloody water appear several feet in front of the boy.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Maybe I blinked, or maybe they cut a scene. How did Kong get tangled up in chains while he was fighting the big one?

Answer: The chains are anchor chains from the ship wrecks that were there.

Question: Inside the volcano, how the heck didn't Frodo spot Smeagol sneaking behind Sam before turning invisible, if he was looking in Sam's direction?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: Frodo is not completely in his right mind. He's been affected by the ring and the extreme physical and mental toll on him. He could very well have not seen Smeagol.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the beginning, the 3 officials talk about how good the recruits were back in the old days. What did they mean when they referred to "Johnson's?"

Answer: "Johnson" is a euphemism for a penis. They're saying every recruit was male.

Question: When Eddie is going up to what he believes is Jessica's apartment, how was he able to survive being flattened on the elevator floor and then slammed on the roof of the elevator while all it took to kill his brother was a piano? Eddie even mentions that Teddy died in ToonTown.

Answer: Because the killer's intention was to murder Teddy all along, and saw to it that the piano would be lethal to him.

But how could a piano kill him if he was in Toon Town? When Eddie went up in the elevator, he was flattened against the floor and that didn't kill him considering that all of his organs were also flattened which should have resulted in his death. So, a piano being dropped on somebody should have the same affect as long as they're in Toon Town.

Answer: It's because he's now in the unreal cartoon world where characters suffer the most horrendous mishaps and injuries without being physically harmed.

raywest Premium member

Question: 2 questions about the T-rex urine. Why would the urine repel other dinosaurs? And what did he mean by "big one with a fin?"

Answer: The T-Rex urine would have the scent of the large predator and this would keep other, smaller dinosaurs away for fear of being eaten. Although this is complete nonsense, that's what the movie is going for. The big one with the fin is the Spinosaurus, the gigantic dinosaur that is hunting the group.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: In the last movie, Optimus calls Megatron "brother." I didn't read the comics, but are they "blood related" or were just friends who held a very close bond to one another?

Answer: Optimus and Megatron were "brothers-in-arms" and were students of and worked for Sentinel Prime. Although Optimus finds out he is in fact a direct descendant of one of the Primes (Prima) while Megatron is not. So it's not brother as in physically related, but as in comrade.

Bishop73

Question: Anyone know what Beni said to Rick? I'm referring to what he said (I'm assuming Hebrew) before Rick said "What did you say?!" followed by "I'm not gonna tell you" by Beni.

Answer: Beni: As long as I serve him, I am immune. Rick: Immune from what? Beni: Piszkos állat [this is Hungarian for "filthy animal," an insult directed at Rick]. Rick: What did you say? Beni: I don't want to tell you. You'll just hurt me some more.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why'd Cal shoot at Jack and Rose? Besides, he didn't know she had the diamond til after they got away.

Answer: He wanted to kill Jack because he knew Rose preferred Jack to him. Cal intended that he and Rose would survive. He wanted to make sure that Jack did not. It didn't have anything to do with the diamond.

raywest Premium member

Question: Does Winston have favoritism for John? Because he got excommunicated but Perkins from the first movie straight got straight up executed.

Answer: John's transgression was less severe than Ms. Perkins. John kills a man out of revenge for completely justifiable reasons, even though it is in direct violations of the rules of the Continental. Perkins kills Harry and attempts to kill John for money.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: The warriors for Anubis... What animal are they supposed to represent?

Answer: Jackals. More specifically, Anubis has been represented with the head of the Golden Jackal (although some now consider it to be the African Golden Wolf).

Bishop73

Question: This question and answer may contain spoilers. The film made it seem like once the mutant children cross the Canadian border, they would be safe. Dr. Rice (I believe it was him) even says they (the Reavers) need to hurry or they'll lose the children if they cross. My question is why? Did I miss something? Who was suppose to meet the children in Canada? Or is Dr. Rice saying they can't follow the children into Canada, and if so, why not? Alkali Lake was in Canada and it doesn't seem they have any regards for laws and borders. And surely if the children were that valuable, or the need to destroy them so important, why would Dr. Rice not send his army of Reavers to battle whoever was helping the children?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: It is subtly shown that Rice has a deal with the US government to conduct his business without conflict, something he won't have in Canada. There is also a strong theory that the people helping the children is Department H. The Canadian organization that started the super team, Alpha Flight.

MasterOfAll

Question: What was the mixture that Mississippi gave to JP Harra?

Answer: The prime ingredient was Ipecac, a nausea-inducing compound (still used today) which so inflames the stomach lining that it's impossible for the patient to hold anything down. Hot mustard in large doses has a similar effect. The other ingredients (croton oil, cayenne pepper, etc) acted as powerful laxatives, so the entire gastrointestinal tract is evacuated in short order. The gunpowder was a fantasy ingredient, no doubt, as gunpowder is known to cause gangrene of internal tissues.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: It was an old folk remedy for a hangover. It was supposed to make someone unable to drink liquor for a short period of time. The fictional potion's ingredients were not specified.

raywest Premium member

The ingredients of Mississippi's hangover concoction are very surely in the scripted dialogue: mississippi: "Johnny Diamond had a recipe. Let's see. Cayenne pepper, mustard-the hot kind, ipecac, asafetida, and oil of cloves or was it? No, it was croton oil." bull: "Croton oil?! I'll be a suck-egg mule. You know what that mixture'll do to a fella?" mississippi: "Guaranteed kill or cure." The final ingredient is gunpowder.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Croaking oil, gunpowder, hot mustard, ipecac, asafetida.

Question: Why did Rigg discard his handgun after killing Art? I get that he was wounded, but it doesn't make much sense to just drop your gun.

Answer: He's just been shot, witnessed his friend Matthews die and is borderline delirious after all he's been through. Not to mention, he thinks everyone in the room is dead and the tape-player is playing a message addressed directly to him. He's just mentally and physically exhausted and starting to bleed out, so he drops it in favor of grabbing the much-lighter tape player and trying to crawl away.

That '70s Episode - S1-E17

Question: When Grams talks with Patty on the phone, Phoebe was surprised that their mom said she had a premonition, and then mentioned that Prue told her that Patty had the power of freezing. How did she or any of the girls know what kind of power Patty could have?

Answer: Most likely from the Book of Shadows, since it's not only a spell book, but a history of the Hallewell line.

I think the Book of Shadows is not a diary. Yeah, they've read about Melinda and Brianna Warren, but that's all I remember, and they were in for a reason: the line started with Melinda, and Brianna fought a clan-lord. Later in season 2, they had to look the family tree to find out who P. Russell was. The Book of Shadows said nothing about the cousins, otherwise Phoebe didn't have to go back in time to find out what happened to her past life. So I don't think there's a "Patty page" in the book, otherwise the girls wouldn't have been surprised that they had powers when they were children. But if it was, why Prue was asked about Patty's power? Phoebe was the one who spent the most time with the book and not Prue, she should've known better.

Damentian

She was pregnant with Phoebe at the time and since they have powers at conception she had Phoebe's premonition power as well. Like Piper with Wyatt.

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