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The One With Ross's Teeth - S6-E8

Question: Maybe I'm just stupid or this is an American joke, but in the scene where Chandler tells Monica he needs to be in a guy place, she says something like: "Girls don't have pillowfights in their underwear." and he gets all shocked. Why? Does he want them to? Or not?

Answer: It's just a typical bloke fantasy - when women are together and in a playful mood they have pillow fights in their underwear. We all like to think it's true, so Monica telling him it's not gives him a scare.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: When the brothers go into the bank for the first time Bill overhears the manager call Sara by her name. Bill then goes over and says "Sara? Sara Collins?" And she says yes, and later she askes Bill if they know each other. He says they do not, and she walks away. But why didn't she ask him how he knew her last name when no one told it to him at the bank?

Answer: She was busy at work and did not care how or why he knew.

Question: Why don't the US Marshalls also go after the other escaped prisoner that was on the bus? He was the one who helped Harrison Ford escape and told him not to follow him. Why wasn't it as important that he be caught too?

Answer: He's the one whose house they storm (he gets shot).

Question: What is the the book "the once and future king" about?

Answer: "The Once and Future King" is a tale of King Arthur.

Timothy Cheseborough

Question: Does anyone know the name of the piece of music that plays when the first shot of the island is revealed? It's also the same music that plays on the DVD menu screens.

Answer: It is 'Porcelain' by Moby.

Question: What is the music used when the police are arriving at the school in the beginning, when the kids try to open the door, and during the end credits? Anybody know where I can get hold of it?

Answer: The Hole, by Cliff Mansell. No idea where to get hold of it.

Question: During (or after) the wedding, why is the cameraman being beaten up?

Answer: The first reason is because he caught those two kissing in the bathroom and it would ruin the girl's reputation. The second reason is because as the director says on the dvd, "there is always a fight at an indian wedding".

Question: Can somebody tell me the English translation of what the foreign guy, who sits next to Kevin on the plane, is saying?

Answer: "What's that? I'm from France and I'm a tourist here, it's my first time coming to America. Do you know a good restaurant? Or maybe your parents. They know a good place? Why aren't you responding? You speak a bit of French right? I don't speak English at all, give me a bit of help at least. My name is Andre, what's your name?"

Answer: he is saying, "I come from France, I'm a tourist here. It's the first time I've come to America. Can't you tell me of a good restaurant, maybe your parents know a good place. Why aren't you replying? You speak French right? I don't speak English at all, help me out here. You don't want to talk to me, do you? Are you upset with me?" (I got that from a website).

Question: Why do some people infected with the rage just die while others spread it and have to die out by starvation? For example, why did the main character's parents die lying peacefully in bed instead of while foraging for others to infect and eventually starving to death?

Answer: Jim's parents did not get infected with Rage. They decided to commit suicide, hence the pills and alcohol beside the bed. They basically decided that it was better to die than become infected, hence the message on the back of the picture. Those that are infected with Rage, the length of time it takes to die probably relates to how they were infected. If they were infected through the mouth or something similar then they would live for a while, if they were infected through a serious wound then obviously they would become infected but would not live as long because of the serious injury.

Tallicame

Fanilow - S6-E10

Question: Will and the others are in line to buy Barry Manilow tickets when the box office opens at 6:00 a.m. the next morning (it is established that the episode takes place before midnight) and at one point Rudy states that the show is "tomorrow night." My question: is it common in New York for a fairly popular performer to sell tickets only on the day of the show? I live in Southern California and I can't think of a single time I've heard of a concert headliner selling tickets less than a month before the show.

JustJudy

Chosen answer: I'm not from New York so I can't speak for them, but in Chicago it has happened before. not very often though but I do recall it happening. I have also seen no tickets sold prior to the show at all, it was just first come first served the night of the show. That is very uncommon though.

princesskelli

Question: When Carter and Lee get the Chinese food after singing "War", Carter is arguing with the Chinese guy. The Chinese guy starts yelling at Carter in Chinese. What's he saying?

Answer: He says, "I no punk bitch."

Question: Can anyone name all (or almost all) of the Biblical references in this movie?

Josh Appelbaum

Chosen answer: There is the tomato soup reference at the diner which is referring to God parting the Red Sea for Moses. Then at the party we see Bruce leaning on the golden calf which is another reference to the Bible's 10 Commandments where it says that "thou shalt not worship any false idols." Meaning that only the faithful must worship God and no false entities. Again at the party Bruce is coming upstairs with a pitcher of water and a glass of wine which is a reference to Jesus turning water into wine at a social function. When God and Bruce meet out on the water this is a reference to Jesus walking on water and the search engine Bruce uses on his computer Yahweh, is also another name for God.

Tobin OReilly

Question: Does it ever explain why or how Mr. Gibbs went from not liking pirates in the beginning of the movie to working with Jack and other pirates 8 years later? (00:01:05 - 00:51:40)

Answer: Nope.

Grumpy Scot

Question: This film was called California man in the UK, I'm guessing the reason it was changed was because the UK wouldn't know what Encino man meant, which (in my case) is true. What does Encino man mean?

Kara

Chosen answer: Encino is a city near L.A. in California.

SanDiegoDeputy

Question: This actually applies to all the Matrix movies. I began thinking about it one afternoon when I had nothing better to do. What is the significance of sunglasses in the three movies? The characters only ever wear them when they're in the Matrix and, to me, it makes them look more like the machines they are warring with; possibly because it conceals their eyes and our eyes are the "window to the soul", the soul being one of the things that makes us different from the machines. Is this a deliberate tactic on behalf of the directors to make the characters stand out from everyone else in the Matrix? Is it a deliberate tactic on behalf of the characters to present a powerfully uniform front? Or is it simply to make them look cool? I just wondered whether anyone else had given it as much thought as I had and what conclusions they had reached.

Answer: From the commentary: The sunglasses actually have a lot of meaning. They represent power and confidence etc. etc. that is why they are removed during fights and more meaningful moments. Especially in Reloaded you''ll see the glasses are removed during the talk with the oracle, when Morpheus is fighting on the truck (he is weak and vulnerable here) and during Trinity's "death", and in the first movie notice the first time Neo effectively hits Smith (as he begins to believe) he breaks Smith's glasses. One other tidbit, notice all the good guys have circular glasses and bad guys have square ones.

Day 2: 6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. - S2-E23

Question: Who is the woman seen with Kingsley near the end of the episode? At one point we see him reach for a knife, does he kill her?

Answer: Yes. At the end of the episode in question when it goes to split screen before the clock appears, one of the screens shows Kingsley stood in front of his desk with her lying on the floor.

Question: When Keys says to Elliot that E.T. came to him too, does he mean that E.T. came into his life or that Keys himself had a similar experience to Elliot's when he was ten?

Answer: I think he's saying that it's been his dream since he was a little kid to see an alien- hence, E.T. came into his life.

Krista

Question: What is sweeps week (to do with new studios)?

Answer: It's explained quite well here. http://homepage.mac.com/ijball/ratv/FAQL/section-3.6.html

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why was the name of this movie changed from Joy Ride in the US to Roadkill in Australia and UK? Can't be due to different meanings of "joy riding", as that's the same in the US and UK.

Answer: I'm from Ireland, but I would guess that the name change is due to the changing attitude of people in those countries (and in Ireland too) to the term "joy riding". Whenever it is used in the media here it is generally preceded with the term "so-called" or it it is surrounded by inverted commas to indicate irony. This reflects the increasing disapproval of the term by the public. The term is used reluctantly and only because it is so well established.

The One With the Holiday Armadillo - S7-E10

Question: In the scene where Chandler and Monica are in the restaurant and she wants him to bribe the waiter he says something like "Calm down O'Malley." Who is O'Malley?

Answer: He just used the name as a joke, since she was very excited and "knowledgeable" about bribing the waiter. Somewhat of a throw-back to the old mob days in New York.

Ral0618

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