Fargo’s only been on for two episodes, but I’ve already been noticing shout-outs to the Coens’ most esoteric creation.
- In episode 1: The Crocodile’s Dilemma, When Lester meets with Lorne in Lou’s diner, there’s a chalkboard on the back that says: “Today’s Special: White Russian”. The White Russian being the favored drink of The Dude.
- In episode 2: The Rooster Prince, Bill recalls having to dissect an animal with Lester in Mrs. Knutzen’s class back in high school. “Knutzen” was Bunnie Lebowski’s maiden name, and her family hailed from Minnesota.
Anybody else notice references to the Coenverse in Fargo? Please let me know! Oh, and in episode 2, Lester goes to a pharmacy, the name “Mike Zoss” can be seen in a window, a reference to the Coens’ childhood pharmacist, whom their production company is named after.
Everyone who loves Neill Blomkamp and/or Die Antwoord, a Vimeo artist by the name of Nathan Goodell made this awesome title sequence for Neill’s upcoming film Chappie. Check it out!
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I feel like Cap should be rooting for “Pop” as that was a very common name for soda back in his day, whereas Tony would prefer “Soda” as it’s more contemporary. I figured Thor would favor some sort of mystical Asgardian brew, but when it comes right down to it, all of the Avengers are probably contractually obligated to endorse Dr. Pepper.
Wow, I’m a dork.