Sam: Well, Mitch, looks like we got ourselves a fight, huh?
Mitch: Great, it’s fightin’ time! Can I be on their side?
Mike: Looks like there’s gonna be a brawl. You playin’ something good?
Jimmy: Hell, yeah! Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man! G-7!
Mike: …you just hit G-8.
Jimmy looks shocked, as Escape, the Pina Colada Song, blasts from the jukebox.
Sam: Bring it on!
Mitch: Hey, how come you get a pool cue?
Gang rushes Sam.
Sam: Come on! You fell right into my trap!
Jimmy: Bite him! Bite him in the nose!
Mitch gets thrown out the window.
Mitch: Note to self: learn to fight.
— Dirty Work (1998), written by Frank Sebastiano & Norm MacDonald & Fred Wolf
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is bar fights, suggested by Dean Scott. Today’s suggestion by David Proenza.
Trivia: This movie came out months after Norm MacDonald was fired from Saturday Night Live. When it was out in theaters, none of the shows on NBC were allowed to advertise it.
Dialogue On Dialogue: A frequent dynamic in bar fights is what is known in writing circles as a “dick-measuring contest.” This is guys going all testosterone on each other leading to lines like “Bite him in the nose!”