"But Dan, these are minor details that didn't need to be explained, and you already talked about it in commentaries for anyone who really cared!"
I know. This is just an excuse to show more of Professor Mall Elliot. This is the actual original script from before I realized I could have Elliot talking about the jumping and such:
Elliot (Posing) - "so, Does this actually have anything to do with the story?"
Narration - "uh..."
Elliot - "I mean, free apple, I'm cool either way. Just curious."