1. This ugly twerp, finding himself unable to answer a question from his daughter,* attempts to hide his ignorance- and avoid saying "I don't know"- by consulting the brains of the family. Since it's a history question, its kind of like being transported back in time....
2. I have zero problem imagining that if this stupid shlub found himself in the city of Pompeii in the middle of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, he'd be self-centered enough to try to stop random scared-out-of-their-wits locals to ask them to provide an answer to his daughter's question.
3. I also have zero problem with the "citizens of Pompeii can speak English" bit, because that's just par for the course in tv commercials. Everyone speaks 21st century English, all the time. Just like the citizens of Italy today (no kidding- everyone there DOES speak English. But they sure as hell didn't in 79 A.D.** Probably because the language didn't exist yet.)
4. This guy is a moron. Everyone with even a passing acquaintance with history knows that Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum. But not this idiot. Which is why he's dependent on a talking Google box to at least try to look semi-educated.
*we don't get a good look at this guy's wife, but considering that the daughter doesn't look like an ugly WASPy little mutant, I'm assuming she's a hot little trophy. Another example of what money can do- this little twerp can get himself a beautiful wife and a big house despite having no brains because money is the ultimate equalizer.
**so the residents of Pompeii thought it was the year "79 A.D." while their town was being destroyed, did they? Wow, the Dionysian System sure caught on fast, didn't it? In Pompeii, it even predated Dionysus by 500 years!