Daily Dialogue — March 30, 2018
Malibu Police Chief: Mr. Treehorn tells us that he had to eject you from his garden party. That you were drunk and abusive.
The Dude: Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women, man.
Malibu Police Chief: Mr. Treehorn draws a lot of water in this town. You don’t draw shit, Lebowski. Now we got a nice, quiet little beach community here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don’t like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Lebowski. I don’t like your jerk-off name. I don’t like your jerk-off face. I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you, jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?
The Dude: [after a pause] I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening.
Malibu Police Chief flings his coffee cup at the Dude, bouncing off his forehead.
The Dude: Owww! Fucking facist!
Malibu Police Chief strides from behind his desk and flings Lebowski to the ground.
Malibu Police Chief: Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski. [kicks the Dude] Stay out of Malibu, deadbeat. Keep your ugly, gold-bricking ass out of my beach community.
— The Big Lebowski (1998), written by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Trash Talk.
Trivia: In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, John Goodman stated that The Dude referring to The Big Lebowski as a “human paraquat” was one of the only improvised lines to make it into the final film. Virtually every other line, including every “man” and “dude”, was scripted. The Dude says “man” 147 times in the movie, nearly one and a half times a minute.
Dialogue On Dialogue: This is yet another in a long list of The Man Behind the Desk scenes in Coen brothers movies, spiced up with some strong trash talk.