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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My favorite Fargo scene (ever&ever)

Got the transcript (very necessary depending on where you come from) below.



OUTSIDE

Gary slams his door shut and the other man plants his shovel
in the snow.

MAN
How ya doin'?

GARY
Mr. Mohra?

MAN
Yah.

GARY
Officer Olson.

MAN
Yah, right-o.

The two men caucus the driveway without shaking hands and
without standing particularly close. They stand stiffly,
arms down at their sides and breath streaming out of their
parka hoods. Each has an awkward leaning-away posture, head
drawn slightly back and chin tucked in, to keep his face
from protruding into the cold.

MAN
... So, I'm tendin' bar there at
Ecklund && Swedlin's last Tuesday
and this little guy's drinkin'
and he says, 'So where can a guy
find some action - I'm goin' crazy
down there at the lake.' And I
says, 'What kinda action?' and he
says, 'Woman action, what do I
look like,' And I says 'Well,
what do I look like, I don't
arrange that kinda thing,' and he
says, 'I'm goin' crazy out there
at the lake' and I says, 'Well,
this ain't that kinda place.'

GARY
Uh-huh.

MAN
So he says, 'So I get it, so you
think I'm some kinda jerk for
askin',' only he doesn't use the
word jerk.

GARY
I unnerstand.

MAN
And then he calls me a jerk and
says the last guy who thought he
was a jerk was dead now. So I
don't say nothin' and he says, 'What
do ya think about that?' So I
says, 'Well, that don't sound like
too good a deal for him then.'

GARY
Ya got that right.

MAN
And he says, 'Yah, that guy's dead
and I don't mean a old age.' And
then he says, 'Geez, I'm goin'
crazy out there at the lake.'

GARY
White Bear Lake?

MAN
Well, Ecklund && Swedlin's, that's
closer ta Moose Lake, so I made
that assumption.

GARY
Oh sure.

MAN
So, ya know, he's drinkin', so I
don't think a whole great deal of
it, but Mrs. Mohra heard about the
homicides out here and she thought
I should call it in, so I called
it in. End a story.

GARY
What'd this guy look like anyways?

MAN
Oh, he was a little guy, kinda
funny-lookin'.

GARY
Uh-huh - in what way?

MAN
Just a general way.

GARY
Okay, well, thanks a bunch, Mr.
Mohra. You're right, it's probably
nothin', but thanks for callin'
her in.

MAN
Oh sure. They say she's gonna
turn cold tomorrow.

GARY
Yah, got a front movin' in.

MAN
Ya got that right.