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Something Stupid - S4-E7

Question: How did they put the little bulldozer under the factory, when there's no elevator built yet?

Answer: The bulldozer could be disassembled, the individual pieces carried down, and then reassembled once underground.

BaconIsMyBFF

I'll Be Seeing You (1) - S2-E21

Question: Carla says that she would like to sell "the Old North Church" to Diane. What does she mean?

Answer: I think it's the Boston take on conning someone. Like if someone believes a story someone tells them like if they're in New York then the teller wants to sell the person the Brooklyn Bridge. Basically Carla sees Diane's gullible here and would like to con her for money.

Rob245

Question: How come Mark's parents couldn't hear him while he was broadcasting as Hard Harry in their basement? Wouldn't they hear their son talking?

Question: Was Cameron a hypochondriac?

Answer: Yes.

Shipper

Answer: It appears that he was.

raywest Premium member

Question: When did Erica and Harry switch eye glasses?

Question: Was it a coincidence that Professor Plum's informant showed up to the mansion? Or was she lured there? This is never explained.

Answer: It is explained in the "real" ending. Wadsworth explains that he's eliminating his network of informants. Everyone killed was invited/lured to the house intentionally.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In the "Real Ending", if Mr. Green was actually an undercover FBI agent, who was the fake informant that gave fake info to Wadsworth to make him invite Mr.Green to the party in the first place? Wouldn't Wadsworth have thought it was strange that that was only informant that didn't show up to the mansion that night?

Show generally

Question: If Gary can read tomorrow newspaper today since early 6:30am, why does it seems most of the rescues he does that he is running late? He should be there early enough.

Question: Why did Hermione take her time turner with her to Hagrid's hut with Harry and Ron? She wouldn't need it.

Answer: In the book, Hermione had to receive special permission from the Ministry of Magic to use the Time Turner and then had to abide by strict rules on how and when to use it and to keep its use a secret. As noted in the other answer, she would keep the Turner with her at all times to prevent it from being found and misused by other students (like the Weasley twins). For the purpose of the movie, Hermione is more prominently shown wearing it which is meant to be a clue to the audience about its existence and purpose.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Shes had it on her all year. And better to have it in case she needs it and to stop people finding it by accident if left in her dorm.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Near the end, when Scrooge is in the toy shop buying lots of toys, the shopkeeper has a shocked look on his face throughout, especially at the bit where Scrooge asks how much all the things are all together. Is it shock because Scrooge is suddenly nice, shock because Scrooge is buying up most of the shop and he's got to add it all up in his head quick, or both?

Answer: Most likely because he's buying the shop's entire inventory. That would be shocking enough to explain his reaction.

Jason Hoffman

Payback - S2-E13

Question: While trying to keep Terry busy at the gym, Jake is on the treadmill and believes he has burned 200 calories, until Terry corrects him and tells him 200 is his heart rate. I know it's a joke, but in reality, could a person even talk with a heart rate of 200 bpm? (00:16:20)

Question: Since Melissa has met future Max, wouldn't she remember him when she and past Max recovered from their injuries?

Stephen Edmonds

Answer: She did remember him and what had happened.

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Craving - S1-E7

Question: What happens to Jodi?

Rob245

Question: Realistically what would happen when Cheryl cashed that check?

Answer: What happened in real life was the bank informed her a few days later that the check was counterfeit, and she called the local sheriff who called in the FBI agents investigating the case. It was part of his capture, as before her they were looking for someone considerably older.

LorgSkyegon

The One Where The Stripper Cries - S10-E11

Question: Is that Pyramid game show that Joey went on real, or just made up for the show?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Not only is it a real game show, Danny Osmond was the host of the show at the time. And that was the real actor Leslie Charleson from "General Hospital."

Bishop73

Answer: A very simple google search reveals it is real. Here is the wiki page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_(game_show).

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: When Dorothy picked an apple off a tree, she was reproved by the tree himself. And the Scarecrow says, "It's just that she doesn't like little green worms." What does he mean by that?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: He's insulting the tree by saying its apples are infested with worms.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: He's tricking the tree by insulting it so that it will become angry and retaliate by throwing the apples at them, which it does, and Dorothy can then eat them, which was the intent all along.

raywest Premium member

Question: Just how would Krang know about Shredder's history with the Turtles?

Rob245

Question: I recently saw this film at a local cinema and I noticed that there was a scene missing from when I first saw this film as a kid. In the aforementioned scene, Dallas is on the main computer (Mother) trying to get information about how to destroy the Alien. The computer just keeps responding with "Can not compute." He finally asks "What are my chances" and still gets the same response. I was wondering if anyone remembered this scene and knows why its been removed?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: If I'm not mistaken, the scene you're talking about (where Dallas consults Mother before going into the vent) was removed from the Director's Cut version of the film (which did get its own theatrical release in 2003). Perhaps that's the version they showed. I couldn't find the scene in its entirety, but is this what you're referring to? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OaoQES6C9ok.

Bishop73

Yes that was the scene. It was longer of course.

Gavin Jackson

Question: When Elliot grabs Gertie's doll and tosses it to Mike, he says, "Do it, Mike. We have to." What does Mike start doing with the doll that brings Gertie to tears?

Answer: It sounds like they're fake-threatening to damage the doll, like pulling its head off, or something to that effect. Naturally, Gertie would be upset.

raywest Premium member

Question: How, after tearing apart the Lincoln while looking for drugs, are they able to get it back together with no damage and hand it back to the Frenchman, including welding in the door panels towards the end of the movie? (02:00:00 - 02:45:00)

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