^Again, you seem to be completely missing the point of what I'm saying. I was simply replying to the assertion that beaker
had never heard non-fans talk about the trunks by pointing to the prevalence of references to them. I wasn't saying whether or not I thought that the makers of the movie should be influenced by those jokes.
I'm not in the least worried about whether or nor they remain. I thought the small trunks in Returns looked fine, I think the non-trunks in MOS look fine.