Friday, April 8, 2016

Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines: G is for Gunderson


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My themes is Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines and I'm keeping it short and sweet with my daily offerings. I'm tipping my hat to those characters and lines that are memorable.

There's something about the movie Fargo that tickles my most twisted funny bone. The subject matter is tragic: a frustrated car salesman, a murder, kidnapping, ransom, a guy in a wood chipper...whew! 

But with the cold, barren winter landscape of Fargo and the waddling, pregnant police officer, Margie, somehow it all turns into quirky, smirky enjoyment. That's right, I said quirky smirky. After watching Fargo, the whole family does the accent for a month...which is just gravy. Oh, yah! You betcha!


Today is G, and G is for Gunderson!


"Prowler needs a jump!"

"Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me." 



"I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou." 


"You betcha!" 

"Oh for Pete's sake, he's fleeing the interview! He's fleeing the interview!" 

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Mind if I sit down? I'm carrying quite a load here."

"So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it."


40 comments:

  1. ^ Ah Fargo, either you love it or you hate it. Me? I don't remember it. Saw it when it first came out, and don't remember a single thing. So I guess there's three options.

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    1. On the point, I agree 100%. It will polarize the comments, for sure.

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  2. Oh My Goodness... Fargo. I like most of it but some parts I cringed at.
    I am enjoying you A to Z

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Movies that get strong reactions - I dig 'em!

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  3. Never saw 'Fargo'.
    Watched the trailer you posted.
    Trailer scared me away.
    Will not be seeing 'Fargo'.

    ~ D-FensDogG

    POSTSCRIPT:
    Saw 'Raising Arizona'.
    Hated it.

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    1. Finally someone else who hated Raising Arizona. I made it through about 15 minutes of that movie. It remains the movie I gave up on the fastest. Usually I tough it out and wish I could get back that two hours. Not with Raising Arizona. 15 minutes and done.

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    2. The first time I started watching Raising Arizona, I thought it was terrible and gave up on it. Later, I gave it another chance and thought it was hilarious. I can't think of a Coen Brothers' movie I don't like.

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    3. My reaction was very similiar to Janies. First time, I don't think I watched it all. Second time, we quoted it and chuckled. What are ya gonna do. A lot of the Coen brothers' stuff has that awkward feel - like, is this supposed to be this way or just a bad film?

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    4. It's supposed to be this way. If every movie went along smoothly and you never cringed at anything, you wouldn't have much to talk about.

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  4. I never thought of Fargo as a funny movie, but I know many people do.

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    1. There's no middle-ground opinion on this one, but remember - my posts are about characters only. Margie was funny, to me.

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  5. My hubby's from South Dakota, and one of the scenes where they are interviewing a guy in his yard makes me think of his uncle...same kind of drawl and attitude. I did like the movie...it had so many twists!

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    1. My mom was from Minnesota. My dad grew up in North Dakota (not Fargo), and was a student at the University of Minnesota. That's when he met my mom. He graduated in 1941. I have his Golden Gopher (letter for sports). He played basketball there. They got married and had my brother before he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Almost every summer, our vacation was spent visiting relatives in Minnesota and North Dakota. I know the accent and the attitude so well. It cracks me up. I think it's a big part of why I love the movie Fargo.

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    2. The accents makes the flick! And the twists and turns are really good, Linda!

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  6. I see the common link now: The Coen Brothers. People either love or hate their movies. I do believe I fall into the Hate camp.

    Can't take this ride with you Cherdo.

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    1. Ha ha ha...still, I love ya. It's just a movie not a life altering event. And another movie will come along...

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  7. Great movie, although I'd think you could leave your beach gear at home.
    You betcha.

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    1. Oh, yah! I knew you'd like this one, Al.

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  8. Finally a movie I've seen. Good movie.

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  9. The accent for a month, or more! You betcha! :D

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  10. That last bit is classic.
    Another good one - Think I'm gonna barf!

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  11. This is a fun movie in a evil kind of way. Love the female cop especially when she is with her husband talking. Strong female role

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  12. Frances McDormand did a great job with that role. Her accent was spot on! I love that movie. Good pick for today!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  13. Never gotten around to seeing it, possibly because O Brother Where Art Thou kind of defined the Coens for me, being my first of theirs. But I've tried to keep up with them since...

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  14. Ah, she's a Ggood one. Glad you're honoring her.

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  15. Never saw this movie. They talk like my Northern Wisconsin cousins. :)
    Or Da Yoopers (Upper Peninsula Michigan), where we used to go for family vacation for many years.

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  16. I adore Fargo! Fishducky can't stand The Coen Brothers. I adore them. I wish she'd explain why she hates them. I'm curious. Maybe she thinks I'm crazy for loving their twisted humor. They have a movie coming out soon called Hail, Caesar! Marge Gunderson is a classic character. I used to work with a woman from Minnesoooota. She hated it when I called her Marge, so I had to curb my inclination to tease her about the accent. Oh, yah, and Rita haaas the accent, tooooo.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. That movie is funny in an odd sort of way. I loved it. I love the woman who played the police officer. She was in Something's Got to Give with Diane Keeton and Jack Nicholson..

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  18. I like it when she bends over by her patrol car and says with that thick accent, "I think I'm gonna barf!"

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    1. The other officer thinks she sees some evidence on the ground, but she says it's morning sickness. I see a lot of correlations between Fargo and No Country For Old Men, though I don't think No Country is funny other than the horrible wig on Javier Bardem (I hope I got his name right; he plays the assassin).

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  19. Wow it has been a while since I watched Fargo

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  20. She was a great strong woman on film in a great movie.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo